This week brings us the celebration of Catholic Schools Week - a week dedicated to Catholic education in the United States. The De La Salle School joins in this celebration of Catholic education congratulating the members of our eighth-grade class - the Class of 2020.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate these fine young men. Through much hard work and dedication, each one has been accepted to a Catholic high school of his choice.
The schools they were accepted to include; Chaminade, Kellenberg, Holy Trinity, Saint Anthony's and Saint Mary's.
These students have been presented with many challenges and obstacles and some have had to overcome major hurdles, yet all have achieved their goal of being accepted at a Catholic high school for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Each student along with his family and his teachers has had a role to play in his academic success. Our student's families place a high value on the education their sons receive and the faculty and staff of The De La Salle School give 110% of their time, talent and energy to ensure that the students entrusted to our care receive the finest education in the Lasallian tradition. This collaboration between home and school is a major factor for our student's academic achievements and success. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity and love that we receive from our benefactors and supporters.
Listed below are our eighth-grade students and the Catholic high school they have registered with for the upcoming academic year and HOPE to attend in September 2020:
Joel Bonilla - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Cristian Cantor - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Richard Diaz-Colocho - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Jan-Carlo Duran - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Jan-Marco Duran - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Brayan Espinal - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Zacarias Guevara - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Daniel Inoa - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Jeffrey Lemus - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Keneth Mejia - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Joshua Perez - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Eric Rodriguez - Chaminade High School
Dariel Sanchez - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
The challenge now is to assist our students' families to secure the financial aid they need in order to attend the Catholic High School that they have selected. Unfortunately, scholarships are very limited. As part of the efforts of our Development Office and Graduate Support Program, the search for benefactors that are willing to help fund a portion of the school tuition for our alumni has become a vital part our mission here at The De La Salle School.
We are very proud of your achievements and we look forward to the next phase of your Lasallian journey as you join The De La Salle School Graduate Support Program.
William L. Gault