Congratulations are in order for the entire graduating class of the all boy-school, St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. The boys have all been accepted into colleges and boast $9.2M in scholarship money.


One of the proud parents tweeted, “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.”

The original post has been viewed thousands of times and has received just as many likes.. Twitter users from all over the country and beyond could not wait to send their own special congratulatory messages to the boys for their amazing accomplishments. Take a look at some of these congratulatory tweets.

One user wrote, “This just made my whole day! Those young men battled hard to do so very well and now they can celebrate. #NewOrleans celebrates you! Congrats to the Class of 2022, @StAugnola!!”

Another tweeted, “got tears in my eyes! these young men will change the world!

“wow that’s such great happy news !!! Love seeing the young men so Happy!” @@avalinedarling tweeted.

One user encouraged the boys to celebrate their well-deserved accomplishments. “That’s right YBM celebrate your accomplishments.”

An alumnus on Facebook said, “Congratulations to my fellow Purple Knights!!! Remember the sky is the limit and the only thing you have between you and life is air and opportunity. Geaux get ’em. “Rise Sons”

ccording to their website, St. Augustine High School is a college preparatory school for young men in grades 8-12 founded in 1951 by the Josephite priests and brothers. St. Augustine High School has built a legacy serving as the training ground for leadership through academic excellence, moral values, Christian responsibility, and reasonable, consistent discipline.

St. Augustine is the only all Black Catholic High School for young men in the nation.

Congratulations, young men. As your fellow purple knight said, “…the sky is the limit and the only thing you have between you and life is air and opportunity!”

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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