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Students earn top spots in military academies

Almost every year, about 19,000 hopeful students compete for spots in one of the country’s prestigious military academies. And typically, schools in the diocese have the honor of sending at least one graduate on to military school.

This year, Joseph Griffith Loy, from Bishop England High School in Charleston, was accepted into the United States Naval Academy. Also, Nicholas Jerry Theos will attend the United States Naval Academy Prep School on an athletic scholarship.

At St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Noah Davis earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy with a full four-year scholarship.

Micaela Wendell, a student at Cardinal Newman, was also awarded a four-year scholarship and will attend the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. She will graduate as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Okatie Baptist helps out John Paul II

OKATIE—Students starting at Pope John Paul II Catholic School this fall will actually begin their school year at Okatie Baptist Church’s education center. Heavy rains have delayed installation of storm drains, sewer lines, and a road to the school, pushing the completion date of the new diocesan high school construction back to November or December.

St. Joseph’s first graduates
ANDERSON—St. Joseph School celebrated a couple of milestones recently with the completion of their middle school building and the graduation of their first class of eighth-graders. Pictured, from left, Caleb Hylkema, Mary Frances Smith, Alyssa Edwards and Gabriella Waters beam as they hold their diplomas, along with the honor of being the first graduating class.

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