In 1962, Country Day graduated its first seniors, a class of just 15 students. My how we’ve grown! Compare that to the Class of 2016 with 119 graduates, who were admitted to 142 different colleges. They also earned a record-breaking $8.6 million in scholarship offers, and 22 continued on as student-athletes.
With applications behind them, and scholarship and admittance news from many of the most selective colleges and universities still to come, the 131 members of the class of 2017 eagerly await good news.
To date, the College Counseling office has promising news to report:
- 1,104 applications have been submitted by the Class of 2017
- 81% of the class has been admitted to one or more colleges and universities
- 46 seniors applied either Early Decision, Early Decision II, or Restrictive Early Action and were admitted to schools such as Bucknell, Centre, Colgate, Davidson, Duke, Elon, Emory, George Washington, Hamilton, High Point, Middlebury, Princeton, Rhodes, Sarah Lawrence, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, and Williams
- One student is a finalist for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC-Chapel.
- We also have students in competition for the Jefferson Scholarship (University of Virginia), the Belk Scholarship (Davidson), and the Robertson Scholarship (Duke/UNC).
- Four student-athletes have signed to play at the next level with two more ceremonies to come.
Did You Know?
- Since 1969, 27 Country Day seniors have been named Morehead-Cain Scholars, one of the country’s most prestigious and selective merit scholarships.
- Currently in college, Country Day is represented by three Morehead-Cain Scholars, a Jefferson Scholar, a Park Scholar at NC State, a Presidential Scholar at Georgia Tech, and a Robertson Scholar.