On June 15, 140 eighth graders celebrated their completion of middle school with a ceremony held in the school gymnasium. Congratulations to Caleb Hwang who received a gold key for attaining the highest average in the class throughout middle school and Philip Minnehan who received a silver key for attaining the second highest average. Henry Smith and Jude Aman were selected to give reflections and they may be viewed below.


Henry Smith


Jude Aman

During Commencement, classmates Conor Dalton and Andrew Molinari gave reflections on their time at McQuaid Jesuit. Each was selected to speak by their classmates and the faculty.


Conor Dalton


Andrew Molinari

The 152 members of McQuaid Jesuit's Class of 2017 the Eastman Theatre stage Sunday, June 4 and will head off to 76 colleges and universities both near and far. The most popular choice for this year's class is the Rochester Institute of Technology as 10 graduates will begin studies there this fall. Nine graduates will head to Cincinnati and continue their Jesuit education by attending Xavier University. Other popular Jesuit schools for this year's class include Boston College (3), Georgetown University (3), and John Carroll University (5). 

In addition, a number of scholarships and grants were offered to member of this year's class as a result of their academic ability and extracurricular involvement. To date, the class has accumulated scholarship offers totaling $28,745,916.

List of colleges and universities members of the Class of 2017 will attend

Arizona State University Moody Bible Institute
Ball State University Nazareth College - 2
Belmont Abbey University Niagara University
Belmont University - 2 Northeastern University
Binghamton University Ohio Northern University
Boston College - 5 Pepperdine University - 2
Boston University - 2 Providence College
Bradley University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Brigham Young University Rochester Institute of Technology - 10
Brigham Young University - Idaho Saint Francis University
Brooklyn College of the CUNY Saint Joseph's University - 2
Canisius College - 2 Seton Hall University
Case Western Reserve University Seton Hill University
Cazenovia College St. Bonaventure University - 4
Clarkson University St. John Fisher College - 2
Colgate University St. Lawrence University
College of the Holy Cross - 3 St. Petersburgh College
Cornell University - 3 Stony Brook University
Davidson College SUNY Alfred State College
Duquesne University SUNY Buffalo State College
Endicott College SUNY College at Brockport
Finger Lakes Community College SUNY Fredonia
Florida Institute of Technology Syracuse University - 3
Fordham University - 2 The Ohio State University - 2
George Mason University The University of Akron
Georgetown University - 3 The University of Alabama
High Point University - 2 The University of Arizona
Indiana University at Bloomington - 4 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John Carroll University - 5 United States Military Academy - 2
Le Moyne College - 5 University at Buffalo The State University of New York - 4
Loyola Marymount University University of California, Los Angeles
Loyola University Maryland - 2 University of Dayton
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania University of Kansas
Marquette University University of Notre Dame - 3
Miami University, Oxford University of Pittsburgh - 7
Milford Academy New Berlin University of Rochester - 2
Monroe Community College - 8 Virginia Tech
Montana State University Xavier University - 9


Congratulations to sophomore Gabe Gelke who won the 2017 Polish Heritage Society of Rochester Wachtel literary award grand prize for his essay Mike Krzyzewski: A Proud Polish-American. The Literary Awards was established to foster the endeavors of Polish American Youth in the fields of journalism and/or literature. Click here to read Gabe's essay.

Senior Greg Heiler took a job caddying at Oak Hill Country Club to pay his tuition at McQuaid. In March, he received a letter notifying him he was the recipient of the Evans Scholarship for caddies. His room, board and tuition at the University of Kansas will be paid for as long as he keeps up his grades and keeps caddying during the summer. Click here to see the story 13WHAM-TV did on him.