Central President Tim McKenna addresses graduates, family and friends at the Kimmel Center during the commencement ceremony on June 16, 2017.

Central graduates continue to pursue higher education in overwhelming numbers. Dr. Christine Soda, a Central counselor, reports the following college-acceptance numbers for the 276th Central graduating class:


Temple University: 465 students

Penn State (all campuses): 275 students

Drexel University: 254 students

University of Pittsburgh: 135 students

University of Pennsylvania: 48 students

Central also had at least one student accepted to the following schools:

University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Tulane University, Lehigh University, Swarthmore College, Barnard College, University of Michigan, Dickinson College and American University.

Dr. Soda adds: “We had a handful of students accepted to the following Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions earning the Board of Govenor’s Scholarship (covering tuition, room and board for four years):

Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University and West Chester University.