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Why I Thank St. Mary Alumni

Ryan Fondora, 2018

“Due to your generosity, my mother was able to send me to the school I wanted to attend most, St. Mary High School. Thanks to your financial support I have received a remarkable Catholic education in pursuit of my future endeavors. Throughout my 4 years at SM, I have attained 9 varsity letters while maintaining a 4.0 GPA ranking in the top 1% of my class. Thanks to you, the alumni of SM, I have been accepted to Fordham and Purdue Universities while waiting to hear from Columbia, New York and Boston Universities. I intend to major in business.”

Julie Martell, 2019

“Alumni of St. Mary, all I want to say is thank you, thank you, thank you! It is because of your generous support of our school financial assistance program, I have been able to reach my fullest potential as a student and as a person. I have maintained first honor status since freshman year. I also participate in many clubs and activities such as Drama Club, Key Club and Cheerleading. HIgh school has been the best four years of my life and I have made so many friendships that I know will last for life.”

Elizabeth Szambel, 2020

“St. Mary High School has become a reality for my twin brother Ricky and me, thanks to the generous support of the St. Mary Alumni community. My parents could not afford the two full tuition expense, but with your help they can. We plan on taking full advantage of the opportunity. We know that the educational excellence and the extra curricular activities this great school has to offer will help us in our future endeavors. We are proud to be Gaels and to continue the tradition.”

Elijah Bracey, 2021

“Coming to St. Mary High School has been a dream of mine since 6th grade. I remember going to the football games and dreaming of the day I could wear the Gael Blue. Thanks to the alumni of this great school, my parents were able to afford the tuition and now I’m a Gael! My goal is to make all of you proud by achieving the academic and athletic standards needed to attain a Division 1 college scholarship. This way I won’t have to break my parents’ pockets or be in debt for the rest of my life.”