Anna Mary McKinley Scholarship
HIGHLIGHTS: MARCUS CHUA
RECIPIENT OF THE 2023 MCKINLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Image below: The Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Denver, CO
Meet 19-year-old Marcus Chua, the Colorado State Ladies Auxiliary 2023 recipient of the Anna Mary McKinley Memorial Scholarship.
Marcus Chua grew up in Marlton, NJ, and is the oldest of 10. Before entering the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Denver, Colorado, Marcus graduated from Cherokee High School in Evesham, NJ, in June 2022. His regular GPA is 3.80 and weighted GPA is 4.90. He placed 150 out of 525 in his class.
While in high school, Marcus played the oboe in a band all four years and advanced to wind ensemble his sophomore year. In high school, he was in the business honors society, Spanish honors society and I received the New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy.
“I worked three jobs in New Jersey, not all at the same time. At first, I was a substitute custodian for Evesham School District, cleaning usually classrooms and bathrooms. I also worked at a local Dunkin Donuts near my home. Finally, I worked at XL Sports World in Medford, New Jersey, as a coach teaching kids from the age of 3 and 5 basketball and soccer,” said Marcus.
His hobbies included playing sports, especially basketball and volleyball with his friends. He also plays piano, guitar, oboe, and more.
“I love to draw and help my dad with woodworking projects. I used to help cantor at St. Barnabas parish in Philadelphia a few times a week playing the guitar and singing for mass,” said Marcus.
“Since the beginning, I noticed that Marcus is a very intelligent young man, very attentive in class and very studious. He is obviously motivated by a genuine love for the Lord, as he is studying to pursue the priesthood.,” Fr. Emilio Franchomme, Latin Professor, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.
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