St. Augustine High School’s students are rightfully celebrating!
The entire graduating class of 2022 at the all-boys school has been accepted to college. What’s more, the class pooled $9.2 million in scholarships, WDSU reports.
A video posted by the mother of a graduate was shared on social media and many users chimed in to celebrate “Black boy joy.”
“It’s late but I don’t care. The world deserves to see this Black boy joy. Congratulations to THE St. Augustine High School class of 2022. 100% college acceptance. $9.2M in scholarships. Straight out of the 7th ward of New Orleans,” the tweet read.
It’s late but I don’t care. The world deserves to see this black boy joy. Congratulations to THE St. Augustine High School class of 2022. 100% college acceptance. $9.2M in scholarships. Straight out of the 7th ward of New Orleans. Let that make headlines! Dance! 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/ZO9GdfMceI
— ⚜Jeaux⚜ (@Kay_Jeaux) May 19, 2022
99 Graduates Will Enroll In University Or College
According to Director of Communications & Marketing Mel Cordier, 99 graduates from the high school will enroll in a university or college, and one graduate is set to enter the military. In addition, 55 percent of students are planning to pursue their higher education in the state and 45 percent plan to go out of state, WDSU reports.
A Statement From President and CEO Aulston G. Taylor, According To A Press Release:
St. Augustine High School’s feat reflects the school’s promise to provide student’s premier class practices and disciplines to prepare students for adulthood.
“St. Augustine High School offers a community of brotherhood. It is unmatched across the nation. Lifelong friendships are developed and cultivated. With our unique traditions and values, students’ bond over problem solving in the classrooms, on the playing fields, in activity clubs and within prayer. Our environment is an intimate one where all students are addressed by their last name and with mister in front of it. They are all special and we treat them as such. Our students are guided, supported and challenged by our talented, committed faculty. They are the true difference makers that empower our young men to be great every day. Nearly 50% of our faculty are graduates of our school, including myself.”