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Graduates of six Catholic schools offered scholarships

June 22, 2018 GMT

WHEELING, W.Va . — Members of the 2018 graduating classes of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s six Catholic high schools across West Virginia were collectively offered $23 million in scholarships.

The newly graduated of Madonna High School in Weirton, Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, Parkersburg Catholic High School and Charleston Catholic High School were accepted to 200 different colleges and universities and will be attending over 80 throughout the country this year.

“Our students reflect their parents’ desire for high academic achievement. Parents send their children to our schools not only for a quality education but also to learn in an environment which is Christ-centered and has a community involvement component,” said Richard Barnabei, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. “We are proud of the achievements of this year’s graduates.”

Barnabei said a number of this year’s graduates are also recipients of the West Virginia Promise Scholarship and will pursue studies in West Virginia.

Additionally, some members of the Class of 2018 will attend Wheeling Jesuit University, the state’s only Catholic institution of higher education.