On June 1st, Cathedral Valedictorian Samuel Cintra proudly walked across the newly renovated sanctuary at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to receive his diploma along with all 69 of his classmates—the 16th consecutive senior class at Cathedral to have achieved 100% graduation and 100% college placement.

Sam Cintra '19 with Math Teacher Mr. QuinnIn just a few short months, Sam will arrive on the campus of Denison University as a fully funded, four-year Posse Scholar, and thus become the first person in his family to have access to a college education—an achievement that once seemed impossible to Sam and his family. “Thanks to the Cathedral-sponsored medical exploration program at Northeastern University, I plan on studying Health, Exercise and Sports Science at Denison, which will help me fulfill my goal of becoming a physician. Cathedral has changed my life,” says Sam.

Sam and his classmates are taking such transformative steps in their lives because of the winning (and vital) combination of hard work, faith, dedication and philanthropic support. Throughout the years, our donors have created opportunities that have enabled students like Sam become the best possible versions of themselves and achieve things in life that before Cathedral, they had only ever dreamed of. What an inspiring impact!

The Cathedral mission and the life-changing impact that it creates is only possible because of ongoing donor generosity. The tuition that CHS families can afford covers less than 15% of our costs to provide a high quality and rigorous, Catholic, STEAM-based education.

Donor support is critical to our survival and has made all the difference for Sam and generations of Cathedral students; your gift today will ensure that we can provide similar life-changing opportunities for the next generation of Cathedral scholars. As we rapidly approach the end of our fiscal year, your support means more than ever. Making a gift today will enable us to keep up with the rising cost of educating our students and provide many more young, talented and ambitious Cathedral students just like Sam with a better chance to reach higher, go farther and achieve more in life.

Please make a gift today that keeps Cathedral’s doors of opportunity open for the next generation of eager and determined young students. Please make your gift securely online at cathedralhighschool.net/give.

Thank you!