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3 Seniors Accepted Early to Notre Dame

Posted: 1/23/2017


Congratulations to seniors John, Natalie, and Emma, who this week, received their early acceptance notification from the University of Notre Dame!

According to UND Admissions, accepted students were selected from 1,035 different high schools from around the world; from 49 states and the District of Columbia; and from 37 different nations of citizenship. Out of 6,020 early applications, ND accepted less than 1,500 students. Given that restrictive acceptance rate, we are proud that all three HSP seniors who applied to the University of Notre Dame's early action program were accepted. 

John, Natalie, and Emma exemplify the remarkable attributes of the Class of 2017. Natalie and Emma have attended Holy Spirit Prep since preschool, and John since fourth grade. Natalie is HSP's Head Girl, president of the St. Catherine's Closet Apostolate, editor of the Holy Spirit Herald, and a varsity cross country runner. Emma is a vice-president of the House of Lyon, a member of Alpha Phi and St. Joseph's Cohort, and a star soccer and basketball player. Both girls were honored by the Girl Scouts with their Gold Award. John is a member of the ONE apostolate, the Delta Omega men's service fraternity, and is set to be featured as one of Atlanta InTown's "20 Under 20" for his work with lunch ministries in the Atlanta area.

Over 90% of the class of 2017 has received early action acceptances, and have been welcomed to schools like Purdue, Belmont Abbey, Auburn, Texas A&M, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Alabama. With the guidance of the Office of College Counseling, HSP students begin discerning their post-secondary educational path in junior high. A curriculum of academic and leadership development, along with discernment of educational goals and interests, guides our students through high school to their best educational options - be it an Ivy League university, small liberal arts college, state flagship institution, or technology powerhouse  - so that by their senior year, they are confident in the college applications process.