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April 28, 2003


At a special ceremony in Saint Joseph University Chapel on Sunday, April 27, 2003, 55 eighth-grade students from parochial schools were installed in the "Neumann Scholars Program." This year thirty-one students were honored as Neumann Scholars and received full tuition scholarships for four years to an Archdiocesan high school. Twenty-four students received honorable mention and were awarded half-tuition scholarships for four years.

The "Neumann Scholars Program," named after Saint John Neumann, the founder of Philadelphia's parochial school system, was developed and is underwritten by The Connelly Foundation. This Archdiocesan-wide scholarship program was launched to attract the highest academically achieving parochial school students to Archdiocesan high schools.


Dwaine S. Hanton, Jr. , Neumann Scholar , St. Francis de Sales
Sean Proctor , Neumann Scholar , Our Mother of Sorrows
Robert J. Karvell, Neumann Scholar, St. Mary Interparochial
Gang Qiu, Neumann Scholar, Holy Redeemer
Eric Banecker , Neumann Scholar , Epiphany of Our Lord
Norman Chan, Neumann Scholar, St. Thomas Aquinas
Crystal Pak, Neumann Scholar , Annunciation BVM
Kenneth C. Hobbs, Neumann Scholar, St. John the Baptist
Daniel LePera, Neumann Scholar, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Tam Nguyen, Neumann Scholar, St. Helena
Jessica Grochowski, Neumann Scholar, St. John Cantius
Michael Mooney, Jr., Neumann Scholar, Our Lady Help of Christians
Meghan Feighan , Neumann Scholar, St. Christopher
Madalyn Czerniak , Neumann Scholar, Our Lady of Calvary
Cathleen Kerr , Neumann Scholar , St. Cecilia
Michael St. John, Neumann Scholar , Christ the King
Jillian Jourdain, Neumann Scholar , St. Jerome
Gregory Shissler , Neumann Scholar , St. Jerome
Lauren Edger , Neumann Scholar, St. Matthew
Cheryl N. Rash, Neumann Scholar , St. Cecilia
Frederick C. Roth, Jr. , Neumann Scholar, St. Katherine of Siena
Dawit Ghebremariam , Honorable Mention , St. Francis de Sales
Nicholas Allegrini , Honorable Mention , St. Donato
Laquisha Willis , Honorable Mention, St. Francis de Sales
Dana Bonfiglio, Honorable Mention , St. Mary Interparochial
Kevin Anthony Woerner , Honorable Mention , St. Mary Interparochial
Catherine O'Gorman , Honorable Mention , Our Lady of Angels
Christopher Overcash , Honorable Mention , Our Mother of Consolation
Petra Floyd , Honorable Mention , Incarnation of Our Lord
Christopher Sekula , Honorable Mention , Mater Dolorosa
Joshua Brennan , Honorable Mention , St. Cecilia

Bucks County
John McCabe , Neumann Scholar , St. Joseph/St. Robert
Robert J. Edling, Neumann Scholar , St. Jude
David White, Neumann Scholar, St. Bede the Venerable
Robert J. Schoen , Honorable Mention , Assumption BVM
Rachel Long, Honorable Mention , Our Lady of Good Counsel

Chester County
Martha Duke , Neumann Scholar , St. Agnes
Krista Schug , Honorable Mention , St. Monica
Timothy M. Nakajima , Honorable Mention , St. Norbert
Conrad J. Olenik, III , Honorable Mention , St. Maximilian Kolbe

Delaware County
Frank M. Ottey , Neumann Scholar , St. Francis de Sales
Amanda Cosfol , Neumann Scholar , St. Anastasia
Kirsten Anne McNally , Neumann Scholar , St. Pius X
Jenna Crawford , Honorable Mention , St. Madeline-St. Rose
Brian Klatt , Honorable Mention , St. Madeline-St. Rose
Julia White, Honorable Mention , St. John Chrysostom
Julie Smith , Honorable Mention , St. Pius X
Ashley D. Woodruff, Honorable Mention , Annunciation BVM

Montgomery County
Megan Edelman , Neumann Scholar , St. Joseph (Cheltenham)
Robert Cocci , Neumann Scholar , St. Aloysius
Alexandra Drewicz, Neumann Scholar , Visitation BVM
Francis Gress , Honorable Mention , St. Albert the Great
Michael Slivjak , Honorable Mention , Presentation BVM
Riley Manion , Honorable Mention, St. Eleanor
Allison L. Williams , Honorable Mention , St. Titus

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Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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