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Salpointe seniors earn millions in merit scholarships

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Salpointe Catholic class of 2014 graduates From left to right: Juan Blanco, Araceli Islas, Sergio Pineda, and Isabel Gossler. (Source: Salpointe Catholic High School) Salpointe Catholic class of 2014 graduates From left to right: Juan Blanco, Araceli Islas, Sergio Pineda, and Isabel Gossler. (Source: Salpointe Catholic High School)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Salpointe Catholic High School Class of 2014 has earned more than $18.5 million in merit scholarships, according to a recent release. 

The most recent graduating class from Salpointe Catholic, 263 in total, have been accepted to over 200 colleges and universities across the world.  According to the school's release those schools include Duke University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford and the University of Notre Dame, to name a few.  There are several headed out of the country to schools like the University of Edinburgh, Trinity College in Dublin, as well as Charles University in Prague and Temple University's Japan campus. 

"We are thrilled to announce that the Class of 2014 earned more than $18.5 million in merit scholarships," said Salpointe Catholic Principal Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM.  "We wish our graduates grand success as they pursue education and careers after high school."

Graduation for Salpointe was held on May 17 at St. Augustine Cathedral.  

Additional honors for the Class of 2014 were:

Carmelite Medal Awards - Juan Blanco and Araceli Islas, both will attend the University of Arizona Honors College; John Hughes Spirit award - Sergio Pineda, attending Northern Arizona University; Outstanding Male Athlete - Cameron Denson, attending U of A; Outstanding Female athlete - Krystal Quihuis, attending U of A; Outstanding Fine Artist, performance - Anthony Gibes, attending U of A; Outstanding Fine Artist, Visual - Peter Mare, attending Arizona State University.

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