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Nazareth Academy

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Graduates and Scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2022

Class of 2022 Scholarships

Congratulations to members of the Class of 2022 who have earned a total of $486,000.00 in high school scholarships! Our students will continue their educational journey at Nazareth Academy High School, LaSalle College High School, Archbishop Ryan High School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Little Flower High School, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, William Penn Charter School, Father Judge High School, Saint Hubert's High School and Mount Saint Joseph Academy.

Nazareth Academy High School awarded the following students the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Legacy Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per year for four years:
Lucy Boyd
Jordyn Dial
Emma Gaspari
Eva Kothari
Emily McCollum
Hannah Rachuba
Tasfia Rashid
Aliya  Ross
Eva Schwartz
Any’ah Wiley

Additional Scholarships:

Lucy Boyd was awarded Archbishop Ryan High School’s Marian Award in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years. Nazareth Academy High School awarded Lucy with The Blessed Mary Stella Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per year for four years by Nazareth Academy High School.
Lukas Coppolino was awarded Archbishop Wood High School’s Faculty Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 per year for four years. 
C. Sebastian Czarnecki was offered the Presidential Scholarship by Holy Ghost Preparatory School in the amount of $8,500 per year for four years.    Father Judge High School offered Sebastian a Presidential Academic Scholarship in the amount of $9,400 per year for four years. Sebastian was awarded the Howley Scholarship valued at over $20,000 per year for four years to attend St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. 
Emma Gaspari was awarded the Fine Arts Scholarship to attend Nazareth Academy High School in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years.
Jordyn Girmscheid was awarded the Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years and their Arts Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years to attend Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. 
Eva Kothari was offered The Blessed Mary Stella Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per year for four years by Nazareth Academy High School.
O’Bryan Pierre was awarded two scholarships to attend Holy Ghost Preparatory School.  O’Bryan was nominated to be a Maguire Scholar, he will receive $6,5000 per year for four years. O’Bryan received the Spiritan Scholarship in the amount of $17,100 per year for four years. 
Hannah Rachuba was awarded The Music Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years to attend Nazareth Academy High School. 
Daniel Salija was offered the Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years by Archbishop Ryan High School. Father Judge offered High School offered Daniel the Father Thomas Judge Academic Scholarship of $3,000 per year for four years. 
Luke Stone was awarded a Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $8,000 per year for four years to attend Holy Ghost Preparatory School.   

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 2022 recipients of these grants are: Emma Gaspari and Eva Kothari

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 their Terra Nova tests in grade 7.  The students who merit this award are: Lucy Boyd, Lukas Coppolino, C. Sebastian Czarnecki, Emma Gaspari, Francis Graham, Eva Kothari, Emily McCollum, O’Bryan Pierre, and Hannah  Rachuba. 

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 their 7th grade Terra Nova tests.   These students are: Emma Gaspari and Eva Kothari. 

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 Emily McCollum
The Principal’s Award is given to a graduate who consistently utilizes leadership and talent in service to the school.  This is awarded to Lucy Margaret Boyd

 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 Aiden Lower and Corrine Rocco.

The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania honors two students from the graduating class of 2022 for their scholastic excellence and their commendable community service.  These students are Lucy Boyd and Lukas Coppolino 

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 Lukas Coppolino and Emily McCollum.

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 Jordyn Dial

The Ali Award is sponsored by the Administration of Nazareth Academy Grade School. The Ali Award is given in memory of Alexandra Duzinski, Class of 1995 to a student who exhibits the zest for life that Ali had during her short time among us.  This award is presented to C. Sebastian Czarnecki

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 Eva Schwartz

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 Jordyn Girmscheid.

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 Corrine  Rocco.

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 Lucy Boyd.

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 Emma Gaspari.
 
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 Eva Kothari.

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 Luke Stone.

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 Jordyn Girmscheid

The Regina Coeli Award is presented by the Knights of Columbus to a student who shows fidelity to Christian values by engaging in exemplary community service and dependability as an altar server. The Regina Coeli Award is presented to Lucy Boyd.

The Morgan Award is sponsored by the Student Council of Nazareth Academy Grade School.   This award is presented to a graduating student who has placed great value in Catholic education.  This student exhibits profound loyalty to this school along with a positive and cheerful attitude. Morgan McCaffery was a 2016 graduate of the grade school. Morgan had strength in her convictions to be the best possible person she could be. Morgan championed what she believed was good in this world, always with a smile. And so, the Morgan Award is presented to:  Hannah Rachuba

 
 

Graduation Liturgy and Commencement

Graduation Dance hosted by 7th Grade Families

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