La Salle College High School welcomed the 263 members of the Class of 2020 as official alumni of the school during an Alumni Induction Ceremony on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. The ceremony was streamed live from the Lourdes Grotto at www.lschs.org/wexptv. Christopher Meager ’89, President of the Alumni Association, addressed the Class, as did Andrew Thomas Talone '20, a member of the senior class who was chosen to speak at the event.
A Senior Awards Ceremony will be held in the Lourdes Grotto on Monday morning, July 13, 2020, at which time, academic awards will be presented to members of the Class of 2020. A Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises will be celebrated July 14-15, 2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Philadelphia. Students with last names ending A-L will graduate on Tuesday evening when Reverend Edward Casey will be the principal celebrant. Students with last names ending M-Z will graduate on Wednesday evening when Reverend Michael Olivere '79 will be be the principal celebrant. Brother James Butler, FSC, President, will preside over Commencement Exercises both nights. The Valedictorian will be James Henry de Luca '20 of Fort Washington and the Salutatorian will be Andrew John Carabello '20 of Oreland. Both ceremonies will be steamed live at www.lschs.org/wexptv. A BBQ for the senior class will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2020.
The Class of 2020 represented students from 91 different grade schools and 63 zip codes (along with China and Switzerland) and includes three National Merit Finalists, 11 National Merit Commended Students, and 81 members of the National Honor Society. The Class of 2020 applied to 286 colleges and universities in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and 73% of the Class was accepted to one of the Top 50 Most Competitive Colleges and Universities. 80% of the Class of 2020 earned over $48.3 million in documented scholarships and grants and 99% of the graduates are enrolled at 91 colleges and universities in 21 states along with the District of Columbia and England. Of these 91 colleges and universities, 51 are private institutions (18 of which are Catholic colleges or universities), five are Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education public universities, and three are Pennsylvania state-related universities.
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