On Thursday, January 16, over 160 eighth graders registered to join the McNicholas High School Class of 2018. The future rockets were given a campus tour, Rocket Pride t-shirt, yard sign, and access to the Rocket Shop to buy spirit wear and uniforms.
The top Catholic elementary schools represented for that day included Immaculate Heart of Mary with 39 students, St. Thomas More with 26 students, Guardian Angels with 23 students, and St. Veronica with 18 students. The other students came from 24 different schools.
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Christina Mullis believes students were drawn to McNicholas by the Open House tours, shadowing opportunities, and the radio commercials that aired on Sacred Heart Radio and Q102.
Once on campus, Mullis is confident that students and their families start to discover the many qualities that make McNicholas an outstanding school. “Families have said that they’ve felt a sense of community here at McNick and like the emphasis on Catholic identity,” Mullis said. “They recognize that they will get a quality education, and many students have expressed an eagerness to join our community on their admission applications. One student wrote, ‘I can only imagine the day I can put on a McNick uniform.’”
Principal Patty Beckert agreed with Mullis. “Our teachers really embrace the talents of our students, and therefore our students have a successful positive high school experience,” Beckert said. “The sense of family really speaks for itself, and it is the reason we are the school of choice for so many.”
Mullis and Beckert enjoy seeing the Class of 2018 list grow as more eighth graders register, and they continue to meet with as many future rockets as they can. Beckert would like to pass along this message to the students: “Welcome to the Class of 2018. Be sure to get involved in school activities, so that you can have the full high school experience. It is my hope that over these next four years, you will grow in full stature of Christ.”