More than 30 Chaminade seniors accepted to college via Early Decision programs

Rebecca Klar
More than 30 Chaminade seniors have been accepted to college through Early Decision programs. Pictured are, front row, from left, Thomas Raman, of Bethpage, SUNY Maritime; Angelo Bovino, of Manhasset, Franklin & Marshall College; Jack Valentino, of Huntington, Bates College; Walter Szczech, of Franklin Square, Cornell University; Christopher Martello, of Rockville Centre, SUNY Geneseo; Connor Crennan, of Garden City, Tufts University; Alexander Lawton, of Locust Valley, Boston University; J.T. Carlstrom, of Garden City, University of Miami; Zachary Bortko, of Massapequa Park, Sacred Heart University, middle row, John Michael Magloire, of Hewlett, Northwestern University; William Takes, of Rockville Centre, Vanderbilt University; Neil Sathi, of Port Jefferson, Cornell University; Frank Mattimoe, of Stony Brook, New York University Shanghai; Tyler Ryan, of Garden City, Stevens Institute of Technology; Jason Tsarouhis, of Huntington, Stevens Institute of Technology; Nicholas Plante, of West Hempstead, University of Pennsylvania; Anthony Montalbano, of Huntington, Fordham University; John Napolitano, of Great Neck, Bucknell University, back row, Peter Camporeale, of Rockville Centre, University of Chicago; Michael Tersigni, of Lloyd Harbor, New York University; Matthew Braun, of Locust Valley, Lehigh University; John Dingham, of Garden City, Providence College; Frank Marinello, of Merrick, Duke University; Kieran Laurie, of Rockville Centre, College of the Holy Cross; Liam Widell, of Garden City, The College of William & Mary; Christian DiMaio, of Glen Head, Villanova University; John Bennett, of St. James, Rochester Institute of Technology. (Photo courtesy of Chaminade High School)

The often dreaded college application process is over for more than 30 Chaminade High School seniors who have been accepted to schools through a Early Decision programs.

“These accomplishments by our young men reflect the hard work they demonstrate every day at Chaminade, and the kind of commitment they’ll show at college,” Brother Thomas Cleary, Chaminade president, said in a press release. “We congratulate them and can’t wait to see where their future studies bring them.”

The students were accepted to 25 institutions in total, including several Ivy League schools, according to the release.

Among the students are Angelo Bovino, of Manhasset, who was accepted to Franklin and Marshall College, Connor Johnston, of Manhasset, who was accepted to Tulane University, and John Napolitano, of Great Neck, who was accepted to Bucknell University,

Early Decision acceptances are a binding agreement between the applicant and school. Students typically apply by November and are notified in December, before the usual January application due date and early spring decision.

Sixty-five Chaminade seniors applied through an Early Decision agreements. Some are still waiting for responses, according to the release.

Daniel Petruccio, Chaminade assistant principal of guidance, said “now more than ever, it’s a challenge to gain Early Decision acceptance” to schools.

“Thousands of applicants vie for just a handful of seats – even as they tend to their daily coursework in high school,” Petruccio said. “We’re proud that this group of exceptional men achieved what they set out to do.”

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