Special recognition was given to seven Sacred Heart School 2021 graduates who were the beneficiaries of college scholarships made possible by local contributors with close ties to Sacred Heart School.

Veronica Vanegas (attending SFCC) and Dallin Chappel (attending Southern Virginia University) received $2,500 each from the late Jim and Barbara Cooney. The Cooneys were both graduates and long-time supporters of Sacred Heart School.

Maria Mergen (attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City) received $3,000 from the McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.

Allison Ferguson (attending Pepperdine University) and Kelsey Hudson (Washington University) each received $1,000 from the McCarthy Scholarship. The McCarthy Toyota Scholarship was established in 2015 to recognize and financially support deserving SHS graduates.

Caten Lucchesi (attending Missouri State University) received $1,000 from the Devon Grose Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship was established to honor the life of Devon Grose, a 2015 SHS graduate, who passed away in 2016. Megan Wingerter (attending the University of Missouri-Columbia) received $500 from the Devon Grose McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.

McCarthy Toyota partnered with the Grose family to establish this scholarship to honor Devon, who was one of the first SHS recipients of the McCarthy Toyota Scholarship.

The SHS Class of 2021 was offered a combined $2,432,340 in scholarships, and they accepted $1,001,260. All 26 graduates announced plans to attend college. Additionally, 15 of the 26 graduates have attended SHS since kindergarten.

In the photos: Dr. Mark Register presents Veronica Vanegas and Dallin Chappel with the Jim and Barbara Cooney Scholarship. 

Karl Kramer, Chief Marketing Officer, McCarthy Toyota, presents the McCarthy Toyota Scholarship to Maria Mergen, Allison Ferguson, and Kelsey Hudson. 

Kramer and Shawn and Dan Grose (far right) present Megan Wingerter and Caten Lucchesi with the Devon Grose Memorial Scholarship.