A Catholic School. A Classical Approach.
On May 19, 2018, St. Anthony Academy hosted its annual Senior dinner, in honor of those students who will be graduating in a few short weeks. The evening also served as a special thank you dinner for some of our most faithful benefactors. As you can see, it was a beautiful and delicious affair!
The highlight of this year's celebration was the announcement that, by the grace of God and the generosity of countless donors, the Academy has raised the money necessary to sign our lease and remain open!
Magna Cum Laude
Anastasia Ormond - certificate
Maxima Cum Laude
Canice Durbin – certificate & silver medal
Summa Cum Laude
Lucien McKernan – certificate & gold medal
Clarisse McKernan – certificate & gold medal
Sarah Ormond – certificate & gold medal
Sarah Margaret Ormond
Sarah Margaret Ormond
Charlotte Ormond / Magna Cum Laude
Caroline Ormond / Maxima Cum Laude
Maureen Loftus / Summa Cum Laude
Clarisse McKernan – PERFECT score on the National Latin Exam
St. Anthony Academy would like to recognize two students: Sarah Ormond and Clarisse McKernan who scored in the top 1% on the new Classic Learning Test-10 (similar to the PSAT).
Our first meeting on February 15th presented a dim future for the Academy. Although closing appeared to be the only option, the families voted to attempt to save the school by a fundraising campaign, with a seemingly impossible goal of raising $100,000, with a deadline of May 31.
Within two weeks, several avenues of funding were open: the GoFundMe site, door-to-door solicitation, selling Shakespeare ads, running raffles, making and selling rosaries, writing letters... and we challenged each individual student to raise $2,000.
From there, something wonderful happened. Families got busy, donors came from all corners to give us hope, and suddenly the thermometer that the children put up on the wall at school started showing totals going higher and higher!
Therefore, as we approach our deadline, the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31st, I am happy to announce that I have signed the new lease, and that St. Anthony Academy will remain open for the 2018-2019 academic year!
When a priest friend of mine heard what we had accomplished, he said, "Well, that's what I call fundraising by miracle!"
Thanks be to God, his Blessed Mother, dear St. Anthony, and all the faithful, hard-working, people who love this school.
There is so much more to St. Anthony Academy than the classrooms. Coming soon, a peek at the activities, parties and festivals that make this school fun!
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