Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Over the years Central Catholic High School has enrolled many wonderful young men and women from the Ripon area. These students have been academically well prepared, thanks to the tremendous job done by the excellent teachers in the Ripon elementary schools. As a result of this strong foundation, your students excelled at Central Catholic and have been accepted to impressive colleges throughout the nation.
Just this year, Garrett Stitt, a graduate of Colony Oak, received a scholarship to the University of North Dakota to pursue his dream in aeronautics. Nick Lewis, also from Colony Oak, will begin his college career at Cal Poly. We salute both of these young men and everyone in the Ripon Unified School District.
In these challenging economic times, the staff at Central Catholic has focused on increasing the number of competitive, academic scholarships available for students coming to CCHS. This year we proudly offered almost $400,000 to families from 25 different communities who had completed the application process and registered their students. These scholarships honored the academic success, hard work and financial need of families who wanted to invest in their faith by sending their children to Central Catholic. This is at the very core of our mission.
The staff at Central Catholic (and I particularly) will miss attending the assemblies honoring the wonderful students in the three Ripon elementary schools, but we eagerly look forward to continuing our partnership with all teachers and families throughout the region.
Central Catholic High School
June 13, 2012