Routt grads earn $1 million in scholarships and grants

By Ryne Turke on May 28, 2016 at 1:01pm

Sunday is graduation day for 30 Routt Catholic High School seniors.

Principal Nicholas Roscetti says the class of 2016 is one that will be dearly missed at Routt.

“They work together and are very competitive in a positive way. They push themselves and each other to do the best in academics, athletics, extra curricular activities and in the classroom. The students were captains of teams and student council presidents. It was a very strong class for leadership,” says Roscetti.

Roscetti is completing his second year as Routt’s principal and he notes it was nice to see a class mature from their junior to senior year.

Roscetti adds the majority of the class is continuing education at colleges or universities in the Midwest.

“We’ve got a few of them going to Big Ten Schools, like Illinois and Purdue, and a variety of schools in the Midwest. There are some going to St. Louis at Maryville University and other staying home and going to Illinois College. This group had over one-million-dollars in scholarships, grants and awards combined. When you see that it is satisfying to know we are preparing them for that next step to move on to bigger and better things,” says Roscetti.

The 2016 Routt Catholic valedictorian is Madison Nelson, who will attend Purdue University next year.

Graduation starts at 2 p.m. in the Church of Our Saviour. Guests are encouraged to arrive after 1:15 p.m.