Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yap Catholic High School'sTiliwebug among recipients of 2014 Gates Millenium Scholarship

YCHS(April 30, 2014): This week, Domclancy Tiliwebug, the valedictorian of Yap Catholic High School Class of 2014, was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. He was one of 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars chosen from over 52,000
applicants throughout the United States and the Pacific Region. The Gates Millennium Scholarship is awarded to students who have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities. The Gates Millennium Scholarship is a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at the college or university of the scholar's choice, and it may be renewed for graduate study in selected academic areas.

Since Domclancy arrived at Yap Catholic High School on day the school opened its doors in 2011, he has averaged a 95% unweighted average, consistently earning him first honors as well as two coveted YCHS scholarships: the Father David Ciancimino, S.J. Scholarship (a full scholarship awarded to the top student of 12th grade) and the Father John Hagileiram, S.J. Scholarship (a full scholarship awarded to the top student of 11th grade). He has also accumulated several perfect attendance awards, missing only one day of school in the history of YCHS. He has captained the volleyball and basketball teams and served as the engineer and driver for the Yap State champion Robotics Team.

Domclancy serves Mass at St. Francis Assisi Church, volunteers in his village of Gilman, visits elders and prays with patients at the hospital with the YCHS Christian Service team, participates in monthly clearings on the YCHS campus, recruits young people to attend monthly First Friday youth events in the local Catholic churches, and, most recently, led the YCHS Agape junior retreat.

Domclancy has chosen to attend the University of Portland and will study in their School of Engineering. In addition to receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship and a very generous academic scholarship from the University of Portland, Domclancy received a Guam-based engineering scholarship, and he is a finalist for both the Bank of Guam Scholarship and the Asian-Pacific Islander American Scholarship. Domclancy was also accepted and received generous scholarships from the University of San Francisco, the University of Scranton, Regis
University, Chaminade University of Honolulu, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

The news above is provided by Fr. Mickey Corcoran, S.J. from the Yap Catholic High School, in appreciation of a visit to the school by President Manny Mori when he was in Yap last week for outreach meeting by the 2023 Planning Committee

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