Members of the 2019 graduating classes of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s six Catholic high schools across West Virginia were collectively offered over $15 million in scholarships.

The newly graduated of Madonna High School in Weirton, Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, Parkersburg Catholic High School and Charleston Catholic High School were accepted to 191 different colleges and universities this year.

“It is always a wonderful way to close the school year, recognizing our Catholic school graduates and their accomplishments,” said Mary Ann Deschaine, superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

“This school year is no exception,” she said. “Our 2019 Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Catholic schools’ graduates have much to be proud of. Accumulatively, students have been awarded over $15 million in scholarships to some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the nation. We are proud of the academic rigor we demand from our students and they need to be commended of their fortitude, perseverance and achievements. I can hardly wait to see where the Holy Spirit will guide these young people in the next phase of their life’s journey.”

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