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By the numbers: A glance at the Class of 2015

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Graduates throw their caps into the air after commencement ceremonies. (CNS photo/Don Blake, The Dialog)
Graduates throw their caps into the air after commencement ceremonies. (CNS photo/Don Blake, The Dialog)

Staff Report

There are 24 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that will graduate 3,168 men and women into the college ranks, military or workforce this summer. Here’s a by the numbers look at the class of 2015.

• Largest Graduating Class: 376 St. Xavier High School

• Smallest Graduating Class: 1 Royalmont Academy

• Scholarship Dollars: More than $310 million

• Combined hours of community service: 133,427

Seven schools have less than 100 graduates. Three have more than 200. St. Xavier is the only school with more than 300 seniors.Two schools, DePaul Cristo Rey and Royalmont Academy, are seeing their first-ever graduates in the class of 2015.

More information on each school’s graduating class follows.

Archbishop Alter High School
Kettering
167 Graduates
Valedictorian: Trent Hagenbuch
Salutatorian: Jocelyn Meyer
Continuing Education after graduation: 99%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$18.1 million

Stephen T. Badin High School
Hamilton
119 Graduates
Valedictorian: Margaret “Maggie” Lakomy
Salutatorian: Carlina Scalf
Continuing Education after graduation: 97%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$11.5 million

Carroll High School
Dayton
177 Graduates
Valedictorian: Kristen Wehner
Salutatorians: Paul Bete & Michael Curliss
Continuing Education after graduation: 98%
Total scholarship amount offered: Plus $12.4 million

Catholic Central High School
Springfield
47 Graduates
Valedictorian: Emily Belovich
Salutatorian: Ragen Engel
Continuing Education after graduation: 100%
Total scholarship amount offered: Unavailable

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School
Dayton
165 Graduates
Valedictorian and Salutatorian not available at press time.
Continuing Education after graduation: 96%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$9.9 million

DePaul Cristo Rey High School
Cincinnati
48 Graduates
Valedictorian: MaryAnn Chimusoro
Salutatorian: Keion Humphrey
Continuing Education after graduation: 100%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$2.5 million

Elder High School
Cincinnati
231 Graduates
Valedictorian: Brady Donald Kraemer
Salutatorian: Spencer Timothy Niehaus
Continuing Education after graduation: 95%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$14.5 million

Bishop Fenwick High School
Franklin
122 Graduates
Valedictorians: Paul Gillen, Breanne Johnson, Meghan Mulligan
Salutatorian: Chloe Kisela
Continuing Education after graduation: 97%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$7.5 million
LaSalle High School
Cincinnati
162 Graduates
Valedictorian: Andrew Kah
Salutatorian: Tyler Harmon
Continuing Education after graduation: 98%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$16 million

Lehman Catholic High School
Sidney
47 Graduates
Valedictorian: John T.A. Schmiesing
Salutatorian: MaKenna Guillozet
Continuing Education after graduation: 91%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$1.6 million

McAuley High School
Cincinnati
121 Graduates
Valedictorian: Mary Dickman
Salutatorian: Megan Quattrone, Melissa Rapien
Continuing Education after graduation: 99%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$7.6 million

Archbishop McNicholas High School
Cincinnati
143 Graduates
Valedictorian: Michelle Hollenkamp
Salutatorian: Brandon Walsh
Continuing Education after graduation: 99%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$9.5 million

Archbishop Moeller High School
Cincinnati
218 Graduates
Valedictorian: John Geyer
Salutatorian: Jacob Menke
Continuing Education after graduation: 98%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$23.3 million

Mother of Mercy High School
Cincinnati
101 Graduates
Valedictorian: Madeline Spetz
Salutatorian: Rebecca Rhein
Continuing Education after graduation: 100%
Total scholarship amount offered: Unavailable

Mount Notre Dame High School
Cincinnati
179 Graduates
Valedictorian: Caroline Hendy
Continuing Education after graduation: Unavailable
Total scholarship amount offered: Unavailable

Purcell Marian High School
Cincinnati
90 Graduates
Valedictorian: Stephen Bothwell
Salutatorian: Abigail Kiley
Continuing Education after graduation: Unavailable
Total scholarship amount offered: Unavailable

Roger Bacon High School
Cincinnati
94 Graduates
Valedictorian: Kelsey Heaton
Salutatorian: Tabitha Adams
Continuing Education after graduation: 98%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$4.6 million

Royalmont Classical Prep
Mason
1 Graduate
Valedictorian: Isaac Chmiel
Continuing Education after graduation: 100%
Total scholarship amount offered: Unavailable

Seton High School
Cincinnati
112 Graduates
Valedictorian: Ashley Grooms
Salutatorian: Suzanne Schultz
Continuing Education after graduation: 98%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$7 million

St. Ursula Academy
155 Graduates
Valedictorian: Claire Marie Berdin
Salutatorian: Ramya Chandrakumar
Continuing Education after graduation: 100%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$17.5 million

St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati
376 Graduates
Valedictorian: Andrew Bueno
Salutatorian: Zach Huber
Continuing Education after graduation: 99.9%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$40+ million

Summit Country Day School
Cincinnati
86 Graduates
Valedictorian: Phillip Raymond McHugh Jr.
Salutatorian: Samantha Nicole Hunt
Continuing Education after graduation: 100%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$17.2 million

Ursuline Academy
195 Graduates
Class Speaker – Carmen Nicole Carigan
Continuing Education after graduation: 99%
Total scholarship amount offered:
$27.1 million

*Continuing Education includes those graduates that have chosen to serve in the military.
Scholarship totals – some schools had not yet finalized the total dollar amount as of May 10, this is indicated as “unavailable.” Information correct as of print deadline.

This feature originally appeared in the June 2015 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph.

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