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Holy Ghost Prep's Class of 2018: Where they are headed in the fall
Holy Ghost Prep's Class of 2018: Where they are headed in the fall

Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2018: Where they are headed in the fall

Holy Ghost Prep presented diplomas to its 117 newest graduates on Saturday, June 2. The Class of 2018 is a group of spirited, unique and talented individuals who have excelled in the classroom, on the stage, in laboratories, in community service efforts and on the playing fields.

The Class of 2018’s collective talents didn’t go unnoticed as they submitted 754 college applications and received $18,219,250 in scholarships, an average of $155,720 per student. HGP’s Class of 2018 is an accomplished group of 117 students who will continue their academic careers at 56 different colleges and universities in 18 different states.

“The wonderful array of college admissions offers that Holy Ghost’s Class of 2018 received is a reflection of the students’ many talents in and out of the classroom,” says AnnMarie Dougherty, Holy Ghost Prep’s Director of College Guidance. “As the world of college admissions becomes more competitive every year, it is a source of pride that colleges recognize Holy Ghost’s excellent academic preparation and the significant contributions that our graduates are poised to make to their college communities.”

The Holy Ghost Prep Class of 2018 included:

  • 7 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
  • 4 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
  • 20 Summa Cum Laude graduates (Cumulative GPA of 4.15 or higher)
  • 26 Magna Cum Laude graduates (Cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 4.14)
  • 11 Student-Athletes Headed to Division I and Division III College Athletics Programs
  • 5 Legacies (Graduating seniors whose dads also graduated from Holy Ghost Prep)

Gregory J. Geruson ’79, President of Holy Ghost Prep, says: “The Class of 2018 has left an indelible mark on Holy Ghost Prep. It’s a credit to them, their parents, our teachers, and our College Guidance Office that they are headed to such an impressive list of colleges and universities in the fall. They are undoubtedly prepared to make a difference within their college communities, just as they have done in ours.”

The students in Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2018 are headed to the following schools in the fall (listed alphabetically):

Bloomsburg (Pa.) University Princeton University
Boston College  Providence College
Boston University  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bucks County Community College Rochester Institute of Technology
Coastal Carolina University Saint Joseph’s University
College of the Holy Cross Siena College
DeSales University St. John’s University
Drexel University Stevens Institute of Technology
Duquesne University Syracuse University
Elizabethtown College Temple University
Emory University The Catholic University of America
Georgia Institute of Technology The College of New Jersey
Gettysburg College The University of Scranton
Grand Canyon University The University of Tampa
Gwynedd Mercy University Thomas Jefferson University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges                  United States Military Academy
Holy Family University University of Dayton
James Madison University University of Delaware
Johns Hopkins University  University of Michigan
La Salle University University of New Hampshire
Lafayette College University of Pennsylvania
Liberty University  University of Pittsburgh
Loyola University Maryland  University of Rhode Island
Marquette University Ursinus College
Miami University, Ohio Villanova University
Muhlenberg College Wake Forest University
New Jersey Institute of Technology West Chester (Pa.) University
Pennsylvania State University West Virginia University
Philadelphia Steam Fitters