Several area Catholic schools announced their students have been named Neumann Scholars by the Connolly Foundation.
The honor enables each student to attend an archdiocesan Catholic high school beginning next fall on a four-year scholarship.
Some of the students include: Gabriella Falcone of SS. Colman-John Neumann School, Bryn Mawr, and Christopher Anderson of Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School, King of Prussia, who will both attend Archbishop Carroll High School; Katelyn Bradley of SS. Philip and James, Exton, who will attend Bishop Shanahan High School; Andrew Funk of St. Joseph/St. Robert Catholic School, Warrington; and Emily Carroll, Susannah McHugh and Michael Pirrall of St. Mary School, Schwenksville.
In the program begun by the Connolly Foundation in 1995, 857 academically talented eighth-grade students qualified through their grades (92 or higher) and Terra Nova standardized tests (score of 120 or higher) to take an examination in January, of which 37 were selected as Neumann Scholars.
Only five students each from Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties receive this award, with the remaining scholars from Philadelphia.
According to the Connolly Foundation, 161 Neumann Scholars currently attend the 17 archdiocesan high schools.
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