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OLSH Awards Scholarships for the 2022-2023 School Year

Each spring OLSH has the pleasure of awarding a number of scholarships to current and incoming students who demonstrate excellence in a variety of areas. Offering a range of scholarships in addition to a comprehensive financial aid program provides families support in making an OLSH education possible.

Katarina Komoroski ’23 was awarded the Susan Fahey Memorial Scholarship, which was established in memory of OLSH’s beloved Spanish teacher, Miss Susan Fahey, who passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The scholarship is awarded annually to an OLSH junior who is planning to take an upper-level language course in his/her senior year.

Abby Wertz ‘23 was selected to receive the John A. Mihaloew Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an OLSH student entering his or her senior year of study, who demonstrates creativity and “out of the box thinking”, and who has made a significant impact at OLSH and/or in the community.

Sarah Nagel ’25 was awarded The Poleski Family Endowed Scholarship. This full-tuition, renewable scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a love of learning as well as a propensity for helping people, and who exudes empathetic concern for others.

Adriana Valvo ’25 was selected to receive the Collier Family Incentive Scholarship, a renewable scholarship awarded to a student who demonstrates a love of learning as well as a propensity for helping people, and who exudes empathetic concern for others. This scholarship winner is chosen from among the remaining applicants to the Poleski Family Scholarship.

Veronica Ingros ’25 and Noah Wheeler ’25 were each selected to receive The Annie and Luke Collier Pay it Forward Scholarship, which was established in honor of the Collier children who graduated from OLSH. This scholarship is also awarded on an as-needed basis (as determined by the benefactor) and is also drawn from the pool of applicants for the Poleski Scholarship.

Veronica Ingros ’25 and Tristan Vojtecky ’25 are this year’s recipients of the Sr. Mary David Krasowski Endowed Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded to two rising OLSH sophomores who demonstrate a level of understanding and appreciation of the Felician Core Values that sets him/her apart from their peers, and the ability to articulate the importance of those values in living a life of exceptional Christian leadership, stewardship, and service to all.

The St. John Neumann Endowed Scholarship is a four-year renewable merit scholarship reserved for those who have a deep intellectual curiosity, are committed to excellence in their academic work, and will undertake the most rigorous academic programs at OLSH. These students have demonstrated academic and leadership potential at the elementary/middle school level. This year 10 students were selected to receive this scholarship:

Sam Bleakley ’26 (Holy Cross Academy), Brayden Douglass ’26 (Archangel Gabriel School), Brady Hernandez ’26 (home school), Jake Johnson ’26 (Archangel Gabriel School), Grant Kalich ’26 (Archangel Gabriel School), Caleb Muckle ’26 (Rhema Christian School), Jenna Nastal ’26 (Holy Cross Academy), Sophia Smith ’26 (Quaker Valley Middle School), Olivia Taylor ’26 (Central Valley Middle School), and Carl Walz ’26 (St. James School).

Nicholas Persuitte ’26 from Our Lady of Fatima School is the recipient of the renewable Frank J. Smida Jr. Annual Scholarship which benefits a working-class family with a strong desire to provide their children with a Catholic education.

Eve Amendola ’26 from Archangel Gabriel School was awarded the William J. Wolf Endowed Scholarship, which was established in memory of OLSH benefactor William J. Wolf. It is awarded annually to a Catholic young woman who possesses exceptional academic ability and is enrolled at a Catholic elementary school.

Elizabeth Parrish ‘26 from Archangel Gabriel School is the recipient of the Sr. Mary Christopher Moore Endowed Scholarship, awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates a sincere desire to be known, transformed, and inspired as a student at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School.

Annabeth Grayson ‘26 from SS. Peter & Paul School received the Sr. Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis Endowed Scholarship, which was established in honor of Sr. Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis ‘39, former OLSH teacher and principal. It is awarded annually to an incoming freshman student who shows an enthusiasm for learning, especially in STEM subject areas.

Finnian McGarvey ‘26 from Archangel Gabriel School was awarded the Sister Mary Denise Bernas Scholarship, which is given annually to a well-rounded incoming freshman boy who manifests good character and judgment through a spirit of volunteerism in a school, parish, or community.

Joseph Wertz ‘26 from Guardian Angel Academy received the St. Therese of Lisieux Annual Scholarship which benefits a student who has been personally impacted by chronic illness and exemplifies resilience in the face of adversity.

Keegan Modro ’26 from SS. Peter & Paul School was selected to receive the St. Felix Service Scholarship which is awarded annually to an incoming freshman boy who displays academic achievement, exemplifies a life of true Christian presence, and a commitment of service to parish and community.

Levi Gladu ‘26 from Archangel Gabriel School and Katelyn Miller ’26 from Guardian Angel Academy were awarded the St. Francis and St. Clare Scholarships, which are given to a well-rounded, motivated incoming freshman girl and boy who displays academic achievement, demonstrates leadership potential, exemplifies a life of true Christian presence, and is involved in extra-curricular activities and community service.

The newly launched OLSH Merit Scholarship is awarded to the students in the current 9th, 10th, and 11th grades whose academic performance during that school year placed them among the top ten in their class. High academic achievers entering 9th grade in the fall were also awarded merit scholarships. The following will receive this scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year:

Ellie Baker ‘24, Kara Bridge ‘23, Meghan Cavender ‘24, John Cavicchia ‘26, Gianni Davis ‘25, Julia Davoli '26, Gabriella Evans ‘23, Nicholas Ewanco ‘26, Sophie Feldhues ‘24, Cora Fiedler ‘24, Emily Funka ‘25, Isabella Glevicky ‘24, Wesley Goshen ‘26, Lucca Grisafi ‘25, Nathanial Hale ‘23, Veronica Ingros ‘25, Alexis Kolocouris ‘26, Gianna Marino ‘24, Rachel McDevitt ‘25, Alyssa Minton ‘23, Evelyn Minzer ‘23, Clare Mulvay ‘23, Olivia Mulvay ‘23, Morgan O’Brien '24, Lorin Planinsic ‘23, Nathan Polidora ‘24, Liam Rains ‘25, Brady Rooney ‘26, Mark Russell ‘24, C. James Saftner '23, Jack Samchuck ‘25, Victoria Smigiel ‘23, Alexa Taylor ‘24, Oliver Tomsic ‘26, Kieran Tyler ‘25, Lucas Vittorino '24, Lydia Wegrzynowicz ‘26, Abby Wertz ‘23, Noah Wheeler ‘25, Bailey Ye ‘25

We are so proud of all of our scholarship recipients and their accomplishments that have led to their selection for these awards! To learn more about these and other scholarships offered at OLSH, please visit our Scholarships page.

 

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