The numbers for the Class of 2016 are in—and they are top notch.

Before they graduate on Sunday, consider the amount of scholarship money class members have drawn, as well as some of the schools where they are being accepted.

In all, class members have been offered more than $26 million in scholarships—or a total of 555 scholarships awarded to 150 students.

They range from National Merit and Division I athletic scholarships; to presidential scholarships for merit, as well as Evans Scholarship from the Western Golf Association for full tuition and housing, and the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Scholarship.

One student was awarded the Gina Giancola SAFE Foundation Scholarship, in memory of a former Hersey High School student, and another won the Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship while Marquette University awarded nearly $2.5 million through its Pere Marquette Awards.

College choices for the Class of 2016 include some of the country’s most selective schools, including the Ivy League, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, University of California, Berkeley, University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University.

Top choices of reporting seniors included Marquette University with 13, Loyola University Chicago with 12 and the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign with 11.

Mrs. Eileen Manno, principal, says the amount of scholarship money and impressive college choices reflect the rigorous academic mission of the school. She points to Saint Viator’s college prep origin, in which the school aims to prepare students for college—and beyond.

“We shape young men and women to not only be successful in the classroom,” Mrs. Manno says, “but to be leaders in academics, athletics, faith and service to others.”

Class of 2016 College Choices:
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Augustana College
Ball State University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Benedictine University
Binghamton University
Boston University
Bradley University
Butler University
Carleton College
Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Central College
Clemson University
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Cornell College
Creighton University
Denison University
DePaul University
Dominican University
Drake University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach
Holy Cross College
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University at Bloomington
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Iowa State University
Lewis University
Loras College
Loyola University Chicago
Marquette University
Miami University, Oxford
Michigan State University
North Central College
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Purdue University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College
Salisbury University
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
St. Ambrose University
St. Norbert College
Texas Christian University
Ohio State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Iowa
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Evansville
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Western Illinois University
Western Michigan University
William Rainey Harper College

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