On Friday, June 4, 2021, Grade 8 students from Saint Columbkille's Loyola Academy celebrated their graduation from middle school. A mass was celebrated at St. Columbkille Church in the morning with a ceremony in the evening. Loyola teachers are proud of their students who have been accepted to a variety of local high schools. For a full list, please click here.
To help students with high school applications, Student Support Coordinator Melinda Bouras, supported families through the process. She provided a personalized approach that included Zoom meetings with parents and a virtual high school fair. She offered essay and application review, calls to schools with references, and financial aid support. Ms. Bouras was able to help secure many merit-based scholarships for graduates this year, as well as a significant amount of need-based financial aid. Parents were very appreciative of Ms. Bouras' attention to each student and shared their excitement for the students' dream schools.
“Seeing the kids getting accepted into their school of choice makes the whole process fulfilling and worth it,” says Ms. Bouras about the process.
Congratulations, 2021 graduates!