Entire Graduating Class At All-Boys NOLA High School Gets Accepted To College, Earns $9.2M In Scholarships


May 20, 2022

They made sure to celebrate!

An entire graduating class at an all-boys New Orleans high school was accepted to college and earned a combined $9.2 million in scholarship offers. 

St. Augustine High School is located in New Orleans’ 7th ward, a private, Catholic, all-male college preparatory school for boys in grades 8-12. Founded in 1951, the school remains one of the leading educational institutes for Black men in the state. There the young men learn leadership principles while emphasizing the values of academic excellence, morals, responsibility, and discipline. 


This week, one of the mothers of a St. Augustine graduate, Twitter user @Kay_Jeaux, took to the social media platform to share a clip of the class of 2022 as they celebrated graduation in full cap and gown alongside a second line band. Captioned under the clip were a few receipts for the graduating class.

“It’s late but I don’t care. The world deserves to see this Black boy joy. Congratulations to THE St. Augustine High School class of 2022. 100% college acceptance. $9.2M in scholarships. Straight out of the 7th ward of New Orleans,” Jeaux tweeted. 

The post sparked widespread praise for the boys, having been viewed already more than 300,000 times. Twitter users from all over took to social media to share their congratulations and joy around the accomplishment. Check out some of the responses below. 

Congratulations, gentlemen! Wishing you all the very best in your future endeavors. 


Photo Courtesy of St. Augustine NOLA/Twitter

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