9 Hudson County Students Recognized As Outstanding Catholic School Graduates By Archdiocese of Newark

Photo Credit Archdiocese of Newark

Nine eighth graders from Hudson County are among 46 students who have been named as Outstanding Catholic Graduates for their exceptional academic achievement and commitment to their faith. The honorees were selected from a pool of outstanding candidates and were recognized for their dedication to Catholic education and their contributions to their communities.

The award recipients — who all attend archdiocesan schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties — were presented with a medal in front of their families during one of two Masses in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Kearny’s St. John Paul II Youth Retreat Center on March 25 and April 1.

The Hudson County honorees are:

Thomas Kernodle; All Saints Catholic Academy, Bayonne

Daniel Naeris; Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken

Jian-Colby Sibug; St. Aloysius Elementary Academy, Jersey City

Adeeza Montojo; St. Nicholas School, Jersey City

Tygesen Yoon; Our Lady of Czestochowa School, Jersey City

Michael McCall; St. Joseph School, Jersey City

Jayiona Ricks; Sacred Heart School, Jersey City

Clare Facchini; St. Francis Academy, Union City

Abner Sosa; Academy of St. Joseph of the Palisades, West New York

The Outstanding Catholic Graduates program is designed to recognize and honor students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, leadership, and service to their communities. The program is a testament to the value of Catholic education and the important role that it plays in shaping young people’s lives.

The nine honorees are now poised to embark on the next phase of their lives and make a positive impact in the world. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to their faith are an inspiration to all, and a testament to the power of Catholic education to shape young minds and develop future leaders.

Overall, the recognition of these nine students as Outstanding Catholic Graduates is a source of great pride for the Hudson County community and a testament to the power of faith-based education to inspire and empower young people.