|Posted on July 22, 2017 at 4:35 AM|
The University of Scranton in Scranton, PA honored Michael Wiencek, principal of Yap Catholic High School, with the Frank J. O’Hara Recent Graduate Award at the university's annual O’Hara Celebration during Alumni Weekend on June 9. The Frank J. O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award bestowed jointly by the University and The Alumni Society. This award honors select alumni who embody Scranton's Catholic and Jesuit experience and who have achieved distinction in the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM|
Over 300 members of the community gathered at the YCHS campus on Saturday, May 27th to witness the graduation of the sixteen members of the Class of 2017 during the 4th Commencement Exercises. Salutatorian Francis Yarofalyango gave the welcoming address followed by the student address given by Valedictorian Natasha Loochaz in which she focused on the importance of learning from mistakes, never giving up, and being willing to seek help from others.
The following student awar...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 13, 2017 at 6:20 AM|
The students at Yap Catholic High School continue to work hard both inside and outside of the classroom as they enter the final quarter of the year. Outside of the classroom, our students have been busy preparing for the annual Prose and Poetry event, practicing with their basketball teams, and updating the student-led STEM/ Robotics Club. A group of our student leaders also raised over $900 for the school by supporting their Yapese culture at the Yap Day celebrations.
Over 50% of the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 20, 2016 at 10:00 PM|
The 2016-2017 school year began with a strong first quarter as we welcomed our new teachers, transfer students, and the incoming Class of 2020. Yap Catholic High School is pleased to report that we have our highest enrollment numbers (81 students) since the founding of our school, including a full freshman class of 24 students.
The first step towards a strong education is “just showing up.” When a student m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 25, 2016 at 6:25 AM|
Yap Catholic High School excitedly welcomes five new teachers and our new director to our team. The success of YCHS is a direct result of the generous offering of our teachers’ time, passion, and talents. Please join us in welcoming the following teachers to our school, church, and island community:
Madeleine Ackels studied Elementary Education at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. This year, Ms. Ackels will be teaching Micronesian History I, Sophomore L...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 15, 2016 at 6:25 AM|
Yap Catholic High School’s Summer Session offers a program for all students to continue their academic studies throughout the month of July, while also incorporating numerous activities in the afternoons for the students to enjoy. Incoming freshmen begin their transition to life at YCHS while taking introductory Math and English courses. Sophomores focus on continuing to build their Algebra skills and explore different projects involving a novel. Juniors and seniors work on computer s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 29, 2016 at 2:55 PM|
Yap Catholic High School celebrated its third commencement on Saturday afternoon on the YCHS campus. Sixteen members of the class of 2016 received their high school diplomas from Mr. Nick Figir, chair of the YCHS Board of Directors.
Selena Tafnag, class salutatorian, welcomed all the guests to the graduation ceremony. Kobe Sacres, class valedictorian, then addressed the assembled crowd and the class of 2016. Kobe spoke of the class's many shared experiences and remi...
|Posted on May 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM|
On Tuesday, May 24th, Yap Catholic High School hosted the annual “Yap Robo-Day” thanks to donations from the Habele Foundation. “Yap Robo-Day” was held at the Community Center from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Despite the torrential downpour, the twenty-five students in the club still carried on with their robotics demonstrations for more than 100 visitors to the event. The students made repairs and improvements to their robots and even taught some visitors how to driv...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM|
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is in its final year of awarding good-through-graduation scholarships that cover the unmet financial need of students heading to college in the United States. This year, over 56,000 students in the United States and the Pacific Region applied for this prestigious scholarship – only 1,000 students were selected as recipients of the award.
Selena Tafnag, a member of the Yap Catholic High School Class of 2016, was awarde...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 15, 2016 at 2:40 AM|
Hundreds of visitors, including YCHS students and their families, Board members, and friends of the school gathered on campus for a potluck dinner and Mass of Thanksgiving for Father Corcoran. Corcoran, the founding Principal and Director of YCHS, is completing five years of service at the school. He will leave this summer to begin a new assignment in the U.S.
In his homily at Mass, Father Mulreany (who arrived five years ago with Corcoran) compared h...