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Howley Scholars Featured at Christ School

Originally published in Christ School's The Galax (Winter 2021 Issue)

Kennedy Achugamonu ’23, from Arlington, VA, was intrigued by the video footage of Christ School that he had seen online. A year later, nothing beats walking around campus each day and calling himself a Greenie. Lou Eesiah ’24 had a similar reaction when he traveled across the state to Christ School from his native Greensboro, NC. A semester of classes later, the Arden campus is home.

“My expectations have been exceeded in every way,” Kennedy said. “Everything is so nice here and the people are very friendly.” Kennedy and Lou are first-year students whose high school education has been made possible by the Howley Foundation, which added Christ School to its nationwide network of schools for the 2020-21 academic year. To be selected for a Howley Foundation scholarship, students must demonstrate proficiency in the classroom and be active in extracurricular activities.

Nick and Lorie Howley formed the Howley Foundation in 2001, with the intent to help students receive the best education possible, regardless of their economic means. The Howleys began by providing one high school scholarship to Cleveland Catholic and have since grown the Howley Scholars Program to more than 600 students (primarily in the Cleveland and Philadelphia areas), and even to college students throughout the United States.

“I’ve made a lot of good friends and I’m enjoying the staff,” Lou said. “The scholarship is an amazing opportunity, and I am truly grateful to the Howley family for giving me the chance to come to this amazing community. This opens up a lot of options for me, not only in academics, but also for my athletic career, that I wish to continue.”

“Words can’t explain my appreciation to the Howley family,” Kennedy said. “I’ve enjoyed finding my way around and everyone I’ve met has been really helpful. I’m looking forward to my future at Christ School.”