The 116-member Class of 2018 has earned over 17 million dollars in college scholarship money thus far, and seniors Louis Cox, Tyler Jenkins, Payton Condon and Will March have each earned full-tuition scholarships to their chosen schools based upon their academic success and their involvement in the community.
Louis Cox was a captain on the varsity football team and 1st-team all-CCL Blue selection. He also holds a 4.6 GPA while scoring a 28 on his ACT. In addition, Cox is on student government and is a member of the National Honor Society. He earned a full-tuition college scholarship to the school of his choice courtesy of the Gates Scholarship, sponsored by Bill Gates and his wife. The scholarship, which Cox will use to attend Davidson University, is rewarded to students who are well-rounded in the classroom, in the community, and in their extra-curricular pursuits.
Payton Condon, who was recently chosen to be the keynote speaker at this year’s graduation mass, earned the Augustinian Scholarship to Villanova University. Condon is near the top of his graduating class with a 4.9 GPA, and he scored a 32 on his ACT. He also finds time to be very involved at St. Rita outside the classroom as a member of the varsity baseball and soccer teams as well as The Knights of Augustine, Model UN Club, Big Brothers, and the Chess Team.
Will March will be attending Merrimack College in the fall after earning a full-tuition Augustinian Scholarship. While holding down a 4.85 GPA, March is a member of the Knights of Augustine, STEM Club, Student Government, Spanish Club and he is a Manager for the Varsity Volleyball Team.
Tyler Jenkins was awarded the ACT 6 Scholarship to Taylor University in Indiana where he plans on majoring in mechanical engineering. Jenkins currently holds a 3.1 GPA at St. Rita, and he keeps himself very busy outside the classroom with his involvement in Band, Track, STEM Club, Recycling Club, Video Game Club, Car Club and Chess Team.