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Nazareth Academy

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Graduates and Scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020

$649,800.00 in SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY CLASS OF 2020! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

LIGHT THE NIGHT Celebration and Graduation Ceremony

ABOVE THE REST! DRONE CAPTURES OUR "LIGHT THE NIGHT" EVENT

 
 
We wish the Class of 2020 the best of luck and God's blessings
as they continue their education at the following high schools: 
 
Logan Archer-Suarez
Father Judge High School
 
Brandan Beatrice
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
 
Justin Bonaccorso
Archbishop Ryan High School
 
Julia Burns
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
 
Isabella Chango
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Emma Crumbock
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Catherine Dotchel
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Aniela Duesler
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Syrianna Ford
The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush
 
Xiani Galdamez
Undecided 
 
Steven Girmscheid
Archbishop Ryan High School
 
Megan Glod
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Luke Jagaczewski
Bensalem High School
 
Sean Jones
Roman Catholic High School
 
Riley Kozole
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Melanie Kukawski
The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush
 
Jake McGuigan
Conwell-Egan High School
 
Jai Ming Ng
Central High School
 
Adriana Parisi
Little Flower High School
 
Sarah Rachuba
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Allison Roman
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Owen Schwartz
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
 
Annaliese Steiner
Nazareth Academy High School
 
Zoe Sturgis
Philadelphia High School for Girls
 
Daniel Swider
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
 
Adam Zulewski
Holy Ghost Preparatory School 
 
 
 
 

CLASS OF 2020 SCHOLARSHIPS

We are both pleased and proud to announce the Gradation Awards for the Class of 2020
 
The following students are Scholarship Recipients: 
Brandan Beatrice was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend Holy Ghost Preparatory School in the amount of $8,000 per year for four years.  Brandan was awarded the Maguire Scholarship in the amount of $6,500 per year for four years.  Brandan received the David Montgomery Rising Freshman Scholarship Award.
 
Isabella Chango was awarded the Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 per year for four years and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.  Villa Joseph Marie High School awarded Isabella with a $5,000 dollar academic scholarship per year for four years and a Candidate’s Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years.
 
Emma Crumbock was awarded the Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 per year for four years and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.  Villa Joseph Marie High School awarded Emma with a $6,000 dollar academic scholarship per year for four years and a Candidate’s Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years.
 
Catherine Dotchel was awarded the Principal’s Scholarship to attend Nazareth Academy High School in the amount of $7,500 per year for four years and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.  Villa Joseph Marie High School awarded Catherine with a $5,000 dollar academic scholarship per year for four years and a Candidate’s Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years. St. Basil’s Academy awarded Catherine an academic scholarship in the amount of $6,000 per year for four years and a 7th Grade Academic Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for her Freshman Year. Catherine was awarded an Academic Scholarship from Archbishop Wood High School in the amount of half tuition per year for four years.
 
Aniela Duesler received the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years and the Music scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School. St. Basil’s Academy award Aniela with a Music Scholarship in the amount of $1,200 per year for four years and the Ukrainian Scholarship for $1,000 per year for four years. 
 
Megan Glod was awarded the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years and the digital video scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.
 
Riley Kozole received the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.
 
Jake McGuigan was awarded $6,000 per year for four years to attend Conwell Egan Catholic High School.  Holy Ghost Preparatory School awarded Jake $7,500 per year for four years.
 
Adriana Parisi was awarded a legacy scholarship to attend Little Flower Catholic High School in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years.
 
Sarah Rachuba received the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.
 
Allison Roman received the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.
 
Owen Schwartz was awarded $6,500 per year for four years to attend Holy Ghost Preparatory School. LaSalle College High School awarded Owen $7,000 per year for four years. Father Judge High School awarded Owen $4,000 per year for four years. Owen received the Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years from Conwell Egan Catholic High School. 
 
Annaliese Steiner received the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School.
 
Daniel Swider was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend Holy Ghost Preparatory School in the amount of $8,000 per year for four years.
 
Adam Zulewski was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend Holy Ghost Preparatory School in the amount of $8,000 per year for four years.  St. Joseph’s Preparatory School awarded Adam the Xaverian Scholarship in the amount of $9,000 per year for four years.  Nazareth Academy Grade School is proud to announce that the class of 2020 has earned over $649, 800 in scholarship and grant monies.
 
 
The Nazareth Academy Grade School Parent Association awards a grant to two graduates who have achieved the highest and second highest grade point average through sixth, seventh and the first two trimesters of eighth grade.  This grant valued at $500 will be paid directly to the high schools that the students will attend.  The 2020 recipients of these grants are: Brandan Beatrice and Emma Crumbock.
 
To be eligible for the President’s Award for Academic Excellence students must maintain a grade point average of 90 or above in grades 6, 7, and 8th grade, as well as high achievement in the areas of reading and mathematics in the 6th and 7th grade Terra Nova tests.  The students who merit this award are: Brandan Beatrice, Isabella Chango, Emma Crumbock, Catherine Dotchel, Aniela Duesler, Megan Glod, Annaliese Steiner, Daniel Swider, and Adam Zulewski.
 
The Nazareth Academy Grade School Academic Excellence Award is presented to those students who have maintained an average of 94% or above as an average in their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years as well as high achievement in the areas of reading and mathematics in the 6th and 7th grade Terra Nova tests.  These students are: Brandan Beatrice, Isabella Chango, Emma Crumbock, Catherine Dotchel, Annaliese Steiner, Daniel  Swider, and Adam Zulewski.
 
The Sister M. Celeste Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student who, like Sr. Celeste, demonstrates outstanding leadership skills, takes pride in her work and appearance, and possesses a love for reading and learning.  The Administration of Nazareth Academy Grade School is pleased to present this scholarship in memory of Sister Celeste to Emma Crumbock.
 
The Principal’s Award is given to a graduate who consistently utilizes leadership and talent in service to the school.  This is awarded to Daniel Swider.
 
Frances Siedliska, Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, was a woman of deep faith, untiring service, and heartfelt Christian charity.  In recognition for the consistent witness to the true spirit of Christian service, the Blessed Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd Award is presented to Megan Glod and Melanie Kukawski.
 
The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania honors two students from the graduating class of 2020 for their scholastic excellence and their commendable community service.  These students are Brandan Beatrice and Isabella Chango.
 
The Citizenship Award is given by the school to students who display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility, possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right, show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and community, and engage in community service.  The Citizenship Award is presented to Annaliese Steiner and Daniel Swider.  
 
The Faculty Award is given by the faculty of Nazareth Academy Grade School in recognition of those students who have faced challenges with strength and have had confidence in what matters.  They have had the courage and perseverance to make difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  This award is given to Syrianna Ford and Riley Kozole.
 
The Ali Award is sponsored by the Administration of Nazareth Academy Grade School to a student who exhibits the zest for life that Ali had during her short time among us.  This award is presented to Aniela Duesler.
 
The Philip and Mary Gaughan Memorial Award is sponsored by their children in memory of their parents.  Mr. and Mrs. Gaughan truly believed in Catholic education and were especially proud to be long time members of the Nazareth Family. This award is given to a student who exemplifies the qualities befitting of a Nazareth student namely kindness, acceptance, patience and the ability to find God in others. This award is presented to Julia Burns.
 
The Grace Stinson Memorial Award is sponsored each year by Mrs. Kathleen Culp in memory of her mother, Grace. This award is given to a student who possesses the qualities that defined Mrs. Stinson’s life, namely her straightforwardness and fortitude.  This honor is given to Justin Bonaccorso and Sarah Rachuba.
 
The Jennifer Culp Roman Memorial Award is sponsored by Jennifer’s sisters, Maggy, Kate, and Emily in memory of their sister. Jennifer was a daughter, sister, mother and friend whose deep faith, great courage, unwavering love, and unrelenting willpower enabled her to succeed in school as well as have a profound effect on all those whose lives she touched.  This award is given to a student who emulates those distinctive qualities of Jennifer. This award is given to Allison Roman.
 
The Make a Difference Award is sponsored by the Administration of Nazareth Academy Grade School in memory of Susan Toto, a woman who made a difference in lives of many by her selfless giving. This award is offered to a student who, through service, dedication, commitment, and attitude has made a difference in our Nazareth school community.  This award is presented to Brandan Beatrice.
 
The Sara LaSalle-Tarantin Memorial Award is sponsored by Mr. Jack Tarantin in memory of his wife, Sara. This award is given to a former student of Alpha House whose strength of character emulates Mrs. LaSalle-Tarantin who gave witness to: ideals of kindness, patience, understanding and acceptance of others. The recipient of this award is Allison Roman.
 
The Father Bob Votta Memorial Award for Excellence in Spanish is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drennen and is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated excellence in the study of the Spanish language and culture. This year the Award is presented to Emma Crumbock.
 
The Believe in Yourself Performing Arts Award is sponsored by Miss Madeline Pontarelli Class of 2012.  It is given to a student who gives their all in the school plays despite peer pressure and other obstacles. This award is presented to Adam Zulewski.
 
The Kathleen Smith Memorial Award for Excellence in Forensics is being sponsored this year by Mr. and Mrs. Henri Marcel in honor of Mrs. Kathleen Smith, a woman who was devoted to education, believed in each of her students, and nurtured a love for public speaking. This year’s recipient is:  Catherine Dotchel.
 
The Daniel Trotter Memorial Award for Music is given by Mrs. Peg Trotter in memory of her husband.  The award is given to students who have within their hearts the love of music that Mr. Daniel Trotter exuded day by day in his life and the willingness to help at a moment’s notice. This award is presented to Brandan Beatrice and Catherine Dotchel.
 
The Regina Coeli Award is presented by the Knights of Columbus to a student who shows dependability when called upon by the school and fidelity to Christian values. The Regina Coeli Award is presented to Jake McGuigan.             
 
 
 
 
We are proud to announce that since 2001,
our graduates have been granted $4.5 Million in high school scholarships and grants. 
 

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