Gonzalez Receives East Boston Central Catholic School Garrity Scholarship

East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) is very excited and proud to announce that Elena Gonzalez has been named as a 2024 Garrity Scholarship recipient from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn. The Garrity Scholars Program is a four-year, full tuition scholarship program offered by St. Mary’s Lynn that has been given to students entering Grade 9. The Garrity Scholars is a competitive merit award program that recognizes the best and brightest students interested in a transformative, Catholic and STEM focused education offered at St. Mary’s Lynn. The program is named in honor of Monsignor Paul Garrity, who was the pastor for 18 years at St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn with responsibility for St. Mary’s Marian Division and High School. Under his leadership, St. Mary’s Lynn was transformed and took its rightful place as one of the premier Catholic high schools in the north shore region. Monsignor Garrity is a storied and revered figure in the St. Mary’s community. The Garrity full tuition scholarship is the most prestigious award offered at St. Mary’s and acknowledges excellence through focus on STEM education, personal leadership qualities, and a commitment to the St. Mary’s pillars of excellence. All hallmarks of the life of Monsignor Garrity. The scholarship is awarded for the duration of a four-year period of full-time enrollment, and supersedes any previously awarded merit scholarship. The scholarship covers full tuition and mandatory fees for four years. Elena joined East Boston Central Catholic School in Pre-K and has been a regular on our honor roll list since arriving. Elena resides in Lynn with her proud parents , Shaila and Mauricio Gonzalez. Elena is now the second EBCCS student to be named as a Garrity Scholarship recipient in the past 3 years. Additionally, Elena’s classmates, Carlos Hincapie Gutierrez was named as a Catholic Schools Foundation Inspiration Scholar and Luisantonio Rivero was named as a Catholic Schools Foundation Guaranteeing Opportunities (GO) Scholar earlier this year. EBCCS was established in 1974 as the first multi-parish collaborative elementary school in the Archdiocese of Boston. The school currently serves students from Pre-K through Grade 8 from East Boston and the surrounding communities. EBCCS is also proud to have as part of our teaching faculty two Excellence in Academic Award winning teachers from the Archdiocese of Boston: Sharon Rozzi, grade 5, and Kathy Summa, Pre-K. EBCCS is dedicated to Equity, Excellence and Education. Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Please visit the school website at EBCCS.org to learn more and rediscover excellence for your child. Congratulations Elena!

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