Monday, May 19, 2014

Class of 2014 garners average of $70K each for college



 Waukesha, Wis. – At last Friday’s Senior Awards Luncheon, Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) administrators, faculty and parents celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2014.  Together, the 175 graduates shared college awards totaling $12,248,075.  This averages to nearly $70,000 in college tuition support for every CMH graduate.
“We have nearly 100% participation in ACT testing from this year’s graduating class,” said Dr. Robert Hall, principal. “That’s exceptional.”
“Our students test well above the national average of 20.9,” he added. “We average a score of 25, and many students earn a 27 or higher.”
CMH students will also benefit from college and university credits granted for their work in the International Baccalaureate Program, Advanced Placement Assessments and Project Lead The Way Engineering courses. For example, over the last ten years, a CMH alum graduating from Marquette University will do so in an average of 3.8 years.
The graduating class of 2014 will attend 62 different colleges and universities, including MIT, Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, Marquette and UW-Madison.  The students plan to enter into 70 different majors.  One student has chosen to serve her country by immediately entering the United States Marine Corps, and one will enter the workforce.
CMH alum and President Fr. Paul Hartmann says that “not only is CMH a premiere faith-based environment for unparalleled academic preparation, it is for our parents and families an investment which pays great financial returns in college, and huge returns in life success.”

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