Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia recently earned the highest score (4) and a National Special Certificate of Achievement for academic excellence. YCHS was the only school to receive this distinction after an accreditation report published by the National Department of Education in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
Grounded in the Catholic faith, Yap Catholic High School strives to educate students to achieve academic excellence, appreciate their culture, be good stewards of the environment, and live their faith in the service of God and others.
Fr. Mickey Corcoran, SJ, the principal/director at Yap Catholic High School said of this achievement, “There is a great need for quality education here in Micronesia, and YCHS is responding to that need!”
Domclancy Tiliwebug, this year’s valedictorian of Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Out of the 52,000 applicants in the United States and Pacific Region, only 1,000 are chosen for this prestigious scholarship.
Domclancy has excelled academically during his time at YCHS. He has an unweighted average of 95% and has only missed one day of school during his years at YCHS. He has also received two academic scholarships while at YCHS, the Father John Hagileiram, S.J. Scholarship, a full scholarship that he received in junior year and the Father David Ciancimino, S.J. Scholarship (named after the New York Province Provincial) that he received in senior year.
Domclancy has chosen to attend the University of Portland in Oregon where he plans to study engineering.
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On Friday, April 25th, two distinguished guests visited Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia: Johnson Elimo, the governor of the island of Chuuk, and Manny Mori, the president of the Federated Sates of Micronesia. YCHS Principal Fr. Michael Corcoran, SJ, and YCHS campus architect Don Evans provided a tour of the new campus for the guests.
During the day the two politicians had a chance to meet with students and answer questions.
Click here to read more about the visit on YCHS’s website.
Are you a graduating college senior with a passion for teaching and travel?
If so then you may be interested in teaching at Yap Catholic High School in Micronesia.
Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) is currently accepting applications for volunteer teachers who are willing to spend one or two years in service to the Jesuit run school. Past volunteer teachers have enjoyed the opportunity to live on a fascinating island with a rich culture.
Alex, a first year volunteer and Fordham alumnus said, “Yap has been the adventure of a lifetime. Living and serving in this culture of tradition, community, and compassion has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.”
YCHS opened its doors in September of 2011 with thirty-five students. School principal and co-founder, Fr. Michael Corcoran, SJ, said, “Yap Catholic High School attracts students from across the island – students who are hard-working, highly motivated, and easy to teach.” All of the current seniors (first graduating class) have been accepted into at least one four-year college in the US, many having received scholarships. Click here to read more about becoming a volunteer.
Interested applicants can email Fr. Corcoran, SJ, at email@example.com
Learn more about the school’s construction here.