25 out of 219 Chester Community Charter School Graduates Receive Scholarships to Private, Regional High Schools at Commencement

On Wednesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 2, Chester Community Charter School conferred the diplomas of 219 eighth-graders at the school’s annual commencement ceremony.

CCCS also recognized the achievements of 25 students in the eighth-grade class who have been awarded scholarships and financial assistance, totaling $167,000, to St. Andrews School, Monsignor Bonner & Prendergast Catholic High School, St. Elizabeth High School, Sts. Neumann-Goretti High School, and Cardinal O’Hara High School.

Lamar Duncan, member of the school’s varsity basketball team and West Campus student, was awarded a $55,500 grant per year, over a four-year period, to St. Andrews School, in Middletown, DE. He will be the first CCCS student, ever, to receive this award.

Graduating eighth-graders also honored Zenas “Nas” Powell, a 14-year-old CCCS East Campus student who was mercilessly gunned down in Chester recently. Robert Nichols, Zenas's father, accepted his son's diploma. 

Zenas's 8th-grade class gifted his family with flowers, a box of notes, and a larger poster with their signatures.