After a week of end-of-year activities such as the eighth grade Mass and Breakfast and the Hershey Park field trip, nineteen eighth graders received their diplomas at a beautiful ceremony following Mass on Thursday evening, June 7, 2018. Several academic honors were awarded as was the esteemed Principal’s Award. A celebratory reception followed in the gym, hosted by the seventh grade parents, which included refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and a fun photo backdrop. We wish our graduates bright futures as they move on to high school.

Congratulations to the following eighth graders who received high school scholarships.

These students were offered $187,500 for scholarships for the next four years in academic achievement, leadership, service, and speech.

Gabriel Amores
Our Lady of Good Counsel Xaverian Scholarship
Our Lady of Good Counsel Fine Arts Scholarship (piano/vocal)
St. John’s College High School Presidential Scholarship
St. John’s College High School Band Scholarship

Brian Amugi
Our Lady of Good Counsel Xaverian Scholarship

John Antonetti
St. John’s Catholic Prep Distinguished Principals’ Scholarship
St. John’s Catholic Prep Dean’s Scholarship

Anne Cooksey
Our Lady of Good Counsel Speech and Debate Scholarship

Walther Diaz Alvarenga
Our Lady of Good Counsel St. Francis Xavier

Ian Javelosa
St. John’s College High School Presidential Scholarship

Emma Leath
Our Lady of Good Counsel Fine Art Scholarship

Colleen McNulty
St. John’s Catholic Prep Distinguished Principals’ Scholarship
St. John’s Catholic Prep Dean’s Scholarship
Catholic Business Network Scholarship 

Teeya Sahni
Our Lady of Good Counsel Speech and Debate Scholarship

The following is a list of eighth graders and the high school they plan to attend

Walther Alvarenga Our Lady of Good Counsel
Gabriel Amores Our Lady of Good Counsel
Brian Amugi Our Lady of Good Counsel
John Antonetti Gaithersburg High School
Kayla Bello Undecided
Elijah Bonanno Gaithersburg High School
Isabella Cabanillas Academy of the Holy Cross
Anne Cooksey Our Lady of Good Counsel
Andrew Dris Our Lady of Good Counsel
Ian Gabriel Javelosa St. Johns College High Schoo
Emma Leath Quince Orchard High School
Colleen McNulty Academy of the Holy Cross
Briana L. Montiel Clarksburg High School
Freddy Orantes Our Lady of Good Counsel
Sylvia Pastran Quince Orchard High School
Judith Pilligua Undecided
Max Anthony Sanchez Clarksburg High School
Teeya Sahni Clarksburg High School
Richard Garcia Vela Clarksburg High School