DEAR ALUMNI, PARENTS OF ALUMNI, AND FRIENDS:
St. Mary High School is in the midst of competing for some of our area’s top students to join our class of 2022. We are winning over many of those students; our enrollment is 10% higher than it was last spring. The diligent work of recruiting & admissions Director Joe Ziaya, along with your generous contributions to our financial aid and scholarship program, are helping us move in the right direction, but we still need to boost our number of incoming freshman.
To gain momentum we constantly need to replenish our funding. Increasing the number of $50 donors is essential to the mission. Between the Fall Giving Campaign and the Spring Appeal, we have raised over $215,000. We are less than $85,000 short of reaching our goal. This past school year, 2017-2018, we had 62 Merit Scholars enrolled and awarded over $276,000 in Scholarship and Financial Aid.
We are winning the battle of maintaining our small Catholic school as an option for parents today, and our great school is certainly worth your investment. Join our winning team! I am excited to announce the creation of five new Alumni Memorial Scholarships that alumni can donate to.* With these new scholarships has come new alumni support and a genuine love and remembrance for our deceased classmates, family members, and loved ones. We now have 13 active Alumni Memorial Scholarships.
Finally, if you are one of many who have joined our effort, become part of our class representative program and help us GROW.
Michael P. Sheridan