All of Prep’s 55 seniors are headed to four-year colleges or universities next year, and 77% of the class was accepted to one or more colleges ranked by Barron’s as “most selective” or “highly selective.” College choices range in size from Pitzer to Northern Arizona University, and in geography from McGill in Montreal to Trinity University in San Antonio. For a full list of college acceptances for the Class of 2009 check the College Counseling page on our website.
The seniors officially close out their Prep careers on Friday, June 5th during a commencement ceremony on campus. They spent the last four weeks of school completing internships or seminars. Thirty-six chose to do internships that were as varied as the interests and talents of our seniors: designing shoes for an Italian shoe company; working on an organic farm; writing for The New Mexican; teaching kindergarten in South Korea; volunteering at Girl Scouts corporate headquarters in New York City, and assisting a fourth-grade teacher at Larragoite Elementary School.
The remaining 18 seniors pursued two college-style seminars: Cultural Anthropology and Advertising, Media and Semiotics. Classes met three times per week for two hours per session, allowing for in-depth analysis and discussion, and a window into the style of many college seminars our seniors will encounter next year. In the words of T.S. Eliot, “Not farewell, but fare forward, voyagers.” Congratulations to the Class of 2009.