Yap Catholic High School

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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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Tafnag Wins Gates Scholarship

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...

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Mass of Thanksgiving

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...

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Thanks to YSPSC

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM
     The entire Yap Catholic High School community would like to thank the Yap State Public Service Corporation (YSPSC) for their recent pro bono work on the YCHS campus.  To remove five very large fir trees that were dangerously close to the Administration Building, YSPSC workers brought in their specialized equipment and, over the course of two days, were able to safely cut down the trees.

      "We are extremely grateful for t...
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YCHS Attendance Record

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 5:20 PM

     At the recent Third Quarter Honors Assembly, YCHS Principal Father Corcoran announced that the student body set an all-time school record for attendance.  Sixty-four YCHS students (90% of the school) were at school and on time every day during the third quarter.  There was only one student absence for the entire quarter.

   Academic awards were also preseneted at the Assembly.  Thirty-six students earned Second Honors by achieving grades of 8...

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New YCHS Administrators

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 4:15 PM

     YCHS has named a new Director of the school, Father Jack Mattimore, S.J.  and a new Principal, Mr. Michael Wiencek.  Fr. Mattimore will arrive on Yap and begin work in mid-July.  Mr. Wiencek will take over as Principal in June.

     Father Mattimore, a graduate of Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University, STB and MDiv degrees from Regis College, a ThM degree from the University of Toron...

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