St. Rose of Lima Spotlights Their 8th Graders!

Our 8th grade class is wrapping up on their high school acceptances. As of April 18th, our 8th graders have received over $360,000 in scholarships and financial aid to their prospective high schools!

In honor of their hard work and dedication, we will begin to spotlight our scholars for their outstanding achievements on Saturday. Check out our weekly #SpotlightSaturdays on our Facebook!

Our first 8th Grade Spotlight are Leah Niles-Gilbert & Symir Wilson. These scholars are two out of four Howley recipients. Leah will be attending Merion Mercy Academy and Symir will be attending Malvern Preparatory School on a full ride scholarship through The Howley Foundation. Through The Howley Foundation, our scholars have also received additional coverage in technology fees, transportation, food, sports, uniforms, and much more.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our Leah and Symir!


Our next 8th Grade Spotlight is dedicated to Akeem Lacomchek. Akeem will be attending The Shipley School in the fall. Akeem received $46,000 in financial aid, which helps cover the cost of tuition, uniforms, supplies, and much more. Akeem was also accepted to Malvern Prep and St. John Neumann & Maria Goretti High School.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our Akeem!


Our next 8th Grade Spotlight is dedicated to DeSean Browne. DeSean will be attending Roman Catholic High School in the fall on a $5,000 scholarship! DeSean was also accepted to West Catholic Preparatory High School & Constitution High School. We are so proud of DeSean and his achievements.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our DeSean!


Our next 8th Grade Spotlight is dedicated to Hamidatu Mansaray. Hamidatu will be attending Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in the fall with $2,325 in financial aid, which helps cover the cost of tuition! Hamidatu was also accepted to Merion Mercy Academy & West Catholic Preparatory. We are so proud of Hamidatu and her achievements.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our Hamidatu!


Our next #8thGradeSpotlight is dedicated to Rahimma Kamara. Rahimma will be attending West Catholic Preparatory High School. Rahimma was also accepted to Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School & Mercy Career & Technical High School. We are so proud of Rahimma and her achievements.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our Rahimma!


Our next #8thGradeSpotlight is dedicated to Carlos Arroyave. Carlos will be attending Roman Catholic High School. Based on his entrance exam, Carlos was also invited to join Roman’s new academic program, Thomas E. Cahill Honors Program. This program focuses on challenging students in the field of STEM. We are so proud of Carlos and his achievements.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our Carlos!


Our next #8thGradeSpotlight is dedicated to Nasir Barnes. Nasir will be attending Archbishop John Carroll High School in the fall! Nasir was also accepted to West Catholic Preparatory High School. We are so proud of Nasir and his achievements.

Let’s send a well deserved congratulations and applause to our Nasir!