New York, N.Y., October 27, 2021 – Four La Salle Academy students have been selected as QuestBridge Finalists based on their outstanding academic accomplishments. Nationwide, 16,500 students completed the National College Match application. Out of the 16,500 applicants, 6,312 were selected from across the country, 1,452 of which were from the Northeast region of the United States. La Salle Academy is thrilled to be home to four of those students: Carlos Apreza, Abiola Laguda, Frank Reyes, and Joshua Rocamora.
Despite financial challenges, the group of four La Salle seniors have demonstrated impressive academic achievement throughout their four years of high school. They will submit additional documentation and are contenders for four-year all expenses paid scholarships at some of the most prestigious schools in the United States such as Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Visit www.questbridge.org for more details about this wonderful opportunity.
“I am proud of our quartet of scholars and grateful they merited this national recognition. I applaud them and am optimistic they will rise to the top as they continue their quest for full scholarships to highly regarded colleges and universities,” said Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC, President of La Salle Academy.
La Salle Academy is a college-preparatory Catholic high school that serves a culturally diverse group of students from all five boroughs that celebrates a spirit of brotherhood grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. For more information about La Salle Academy, contact Ms. Daria Coney at 212-475-8940 ext. 301, email DConey@LaSalleAcademy.org, or visit www.LaSalleAcademy.org.
The mission of La Salle Academy, a rigorous college-preparatory high school, is to educate students of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with special outreach to those most in need. We provide a nurturing environment, which fosters spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and physical growth in the Roman Catholic tradition and the Lasallian spirit, as embodied in Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We create experiences of community within the school and encourage each student to develop his gifts and talents for his own growth, as well as to engage in the caring service of others, through its academic, extra-curricular and spiritual programs.