Chaminade Students Accepted To Collegiate Early Decision Programs

Row 1: Thomas Raman; Angelo Bovino; Jack Valentino; Walter Szczech; Christopher Martello; Connor Crennan; Alexander Lawton; J.T. Carlstrom; Zachary Bortko; Row 2: John Michael Magloire; William Takes; Neil Sathi; Frank Mattimoe; Tyler Ryan; Jason Tsarouhis; Nicholas Plante; Anthony Montalbano; John Napolitano; Row 3: Peter Camporeale; Michael Tersigni r; Matthew Braun of Locust Valley; John Dingham; Frank Marinello; Kieran Laurie; Liam Widell; Christian DiMaio and John Bennett.

More than 30 Chaminade High School seniors who applied to colleges, universities and service academies through Early Decision programs have been accepted to their respective institutions, including Alexander Lawton and Matthew Braun, both of Locust Valley. Lawton will be attending Boston University and Braun has chosen to attend Lehigh University.
A highly selective process—and highly anticipated by those who applied—Early Decision is a binding agreement between the applicant and the school. Most schools ask for Early Decision applications in November and notify candidates in December—well ahead of the typical January filing deadline and early spring notification for regular decision applicants. Students were accepted to 25 institutions including several Ivy League schools, and renowned universities and colleges.

“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,” said president Thomas Cleary. “We congratulate them and can’t wait to see where their future studies bring them.”

According to the College Board, Early Decision applicants should be as sure as possible that theirs is the first and right choice for higher education, meets or surpasses GPA, class rank, or SAT scores specific to the school’s admission profile and has a consistent academic record.

“Now more than ever, it’s a challenge to gain Early Decision acceptance to colleges and universities,” said Daniel Petruccio, Chaminade assistant principal of guidance. “Thousands of applicants vie for just a handful of seats – even as they tend to their daily coursework in high school. We’re proud that this group of exceptional men achieved what they set out to do.”

A total of 65 Chaminade seniors applied to college through Early Decision agreements. They are still waiting for a response from their schools. For more information, visit

—Chaminade High School

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