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Graduation 2014

Arkansas Catholic congratulates the members of the Class of 2014 and wishes them the best in their future endeavors. Click on the stories below for more details on three Catholic high school Outstanding Graduates. 

For a complete list of graduates and profiles on the valedictorians, get a copy of the May 31 issue of Arkansas Catholic. Call (501) 664-0340 or e-mail  to reserve your copy.


Subiaco Academy will always be part of grad's life

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 2, 2014   

Growing up in the shadow of Subiaco Academy, Austin Schluterman’s life has been focused on God, which is why it’s understandable that the 18-year-old’s first question when choosing what college was a little different than most — “Where’s the Catholic church?” “One of the first things for me before I picked the college was how close was the church and what are the times of the Masses and what things do they do,” Schluterman said, who More... 

Catholic High senior aims for best at Naval Academy

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 31, 2014   

There may be no more hallowed institution of higher learning in the country than the U.S. Naval Academy. The very name invokes images of American military might; every square inch of the place is steeped in tradition. In 164 years, the school has produced 73 Medal of Honor recipients, 46 Rhodes scholars, 52 astronauts, five chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and one U.S. president. The academic rigors are matched only by the physical demands More... 

MSM graduate puts the ‘extra’ into extracurricular

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 29, 2014   

Arkansas’ Catholic high schools are known for holding students to high academic, citizenship and leadership standards. But even measured by these accelerated expectations, Madeline Whitacre stands out. The parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock graduated this year with a 3.77 grade point average and a laundry list of service, academic and church accomplishments on her resume, capped by being voted Outstanding Graduate by the faculty. This on the heels of More...