Jersey City, NJ – May 24, 2012 – Saint Anthony High School, a small, Catholic school in Jersey City with the powerhouse basketball team, led by legendary Coach Bob Hurley, is the school that also educates young men and women preparing them for a brighter future. But, what many people are less aware of is our record with our 18 consecutive years of 100% college acceptance and our impact on all of our students, boys and girls, athletes and scholars.

 The Saint Anthony High School Class of 2012 has achieved a level of notable success with nearly 200 acceptances to 60 colleges and universities and over $6.1 million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships awarded to more than 70% of these schools.

 The Class of 2012 will be attending colleges both near and far. From the West coast UCLA to nearby Hudson County Community College. The Class of 2012 will also be pursuing a range of college degrees from the Culinary Arts and Fashion Merchandising to Communications, Education, Pre-Med and Criminal Justice. Attached is a list of all colleges the Class of 2012 have been accepted to.

 “The current graduating class represents not only engaged learners but a distinguishable industrious group of independent young adults actively engaged in their futures. Such a combination is pause for celebration and an eminent sign of their success to come, “according to Dena Narese, College Placement Counselor.

 To read more about the graduating class of 2012, included below is a short bio on the class valedictorian Michelle Hong. For additional student bios click here to go to the St. Anthony High School website.

 Michelle Hong

Michelle Hong came to the US five years ago barely speaking a word of English. Leaving her family behind in Vietnam, she committed herself to not only becoming proficient in but also mastering the English language in honor of her beloved grandmother who passed away shortly after her arrival here in the states. Her curiosity and tenacity are character traits that well-define her as a person and known by all faculty, staff and students at St. Anthony High School.

Michelle has gone on to make Distinguished Honors all four years of high school. She has been involved in the National Honor Society, Cooking Club, and Softball. An avid reader, Michelle donates her free time teaching children literacy at the Jersey City Public Library.

She will attend Rider University on a Presidential Scholarship totaling $84,000. She plans to study Business Finance. Her other college acceptances include Fordham University, Drexel University, Penn State (University Park) and UConn. She has earned a grand total of $800,000 in scholarship money.

 Miracles happen every day at Saint Anthony High School. They have been for sixty years.

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