WSG Class of 2019 Decisions: College Bound
When the Class of 2019 was promoted to high school nearly four years ago, they charted their own new paths. They enrolled at a variety of schools: from Catholic schools like Archbishop Carroll High School, Bishop McNamara High School, Bishop O’Connell High School, and Elizabeth Seton High School, and independent boarding schools like Episcopal High School, to specialized programs like Duke Ellington School for the Arts and Prince George’s Community College Academy of Science and Technology (a dual enrollment program). Since then, they have worked hard and continued to pursue their learning in preparation for their next step.
That hard work as paid off! The Class of 2019 will graduate from high school in a few short weeks, and 100% plan to continue their education, the majority at four-year colleges and universities. They have received generous merit-based scholarship awards and invitations to participate in honors programs.
Two students will attend Spelman College, a prestigious women’s HBCU in Atlanta, GA (622 miles south of Washington). One student will be heading 437 miles north to Boston Conservatory at Berklee, another will head 522 miles west to Eastern Kentucky University, and our farthest traveling student will head 678 miles southwest to Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.
Some classmates are staying closer to home and attending George Mason University, Towson University, Bowie State University, Virginia State University, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, and University of the District of Columbia. One student is pursuing nursing, and several students are taking advantage of the community college system in Maryland (recently ranked by WalletHub as the second-best state for community colleges in the country, behind Connecticut.) 44% of the class has selected an HBCU for college: research shows that HBCUs are the most effective type of higher education institution when it comes to upward mobility.
We are so proud of each of our alumnae and look forward to hearing of their continued success in the years to come!