During our graduation ceremony, a very deserving graduate was recognized for all of her efforts, work ethic, and giving nature while here attending Nashua Catholic. Mr. Bob Scheifele, a member of the school’s scholarship committee, presented Elisabeth Schmitt with the prestigious Helen J. Horan Scholarship. The scholarship was made possible as a result of a bequest to the school by Father Denis Horan, the school’s chaplain from 1997-2006, in loving memory of his sister Helen. The recipient of the award receives a four-year scholarship to continue Catholic education at a Catholic high school of the student’s choosing. The value of the scholarship changes from year to year depending on the cost of enrollment at the chosen Catholic high school.
The scholarship is open to all graduating students, but applicants must demonstrate solid academic performance, be involved in the school community, obtain letters of recommendation and complete a 500 word essay addressing how “A Catholic education is a gift for a lifetime.” Elise, the daughter of Teresa and Paul, will be attending Trinity High School in the fall. In addition to receiving the Helen J. Horan Scholarship, Schmitt was also awarded with the Mrs. Kecy Writing Award, the San Damiano Prayer and Service Award, and the Trinity High School Book Award.
Congratulations to Elise, and the entire Schmitt family!