In a amazing feat entering its 9th consecutive year, Detroit’s Loyola High School recently revealed that all of its 2019 graduating class have been offered college admission. The Catholic school prides itself in nurturing young men properly trained to take on future challenges while imbibing love, service, compassion and integrity in their undertakings.
Making a special guest appearance at Loyola’s “Signing Day” program, “Fab Five” member and former University of Michigan Wolverine Jimmy King delivered a speech that effectively tuned the students into college rhythm. Also at the event alongside King was George Blaha, Detroit Pistons and Michigan State Spartans play-by-play announcer.
Unsurprisingly, Loyola High School’s 2019 class amassed large sums of money in scholarships, trumping over $1 million, a feat also achieved the previous year by the 2018 class. Perhaps more staggering is that over 50% of Loyola’s graduating class of 2019 were spoiled for choice in college offers, receiving acceptances from over 100 universities including Michigan State and Wayne State Universities, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and several other universities across the country.
The need to prepare students for college education is vitally important, said Fr. Mark Luedtke, S.J, Loyola High School’s President. “If we invest in what’s good for the city and what’s good for our young people, our schools will produce students ready for the next challenge in their professional lives. Every one of these young men has the potential to be a future leader in Detroit, and they have prepared themselves while at Loyola High School.”
Organized in collaboration with Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), the High School’s “Signing Day” event brings to a close a 1 year preparatory program designed for intending college students, especially among those from low-income families, students of color and first-generation students.