Yap Catholic High School

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Yap Catholic High School Awards 2nd Quarter Honors

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 5:55 PM

The students at Yap Catholic High School concluded their first semester on December 15th after three days of midterm exams. The school community has been hard at work for the second semester since January 3rd. Exciting upcoming events this semester include the Goodwill Games hosted by COM-FSM Yap Campus in collaboration with the Yap Sports Complex, the annual Evening of Prose and Poetry on Friday, March 16th, the Freshmen and Sophomores Days of Recollection, the Junior Agape Retreat, and th...

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Yap Proper High School Administrators Gather for Collaboration Meeting

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 2:40 AM

On Wednesday, November 8, administrators from the four high schools of Yap Proper met at Yap Catholic High School to discuss how the high schools can work together to improve the overall educational opportunities offered to the youth of the island. The meeting began with an assertion that the high school administrations should work towards helping each other in order to benefit all of the youth of Yap. The group also agreed to hold a meeting during the summer as well so that the principals ...

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University of Scranton Honors Yap Catholic High School Principal

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...

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Class of 2017 Graduation

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...

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3rd Quarter Honors Awarded

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...

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YCHS Presents 1st Quarter Honors

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...

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YCHS Welcomes New Teachers and Director

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...

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YCHS Alumni Return to Assist with Summer Session

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...

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Graduation 2016

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...

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YCHS Hosts 5th Annual Robo-Day

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...

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