The 705 members of the Class of 2019 come from all over the United States and 17 countries across the world—60 are international students, a record number this year.

Only 39.7% were admitted from 6,385 applications. 

Musicians, athletes, leaders—this class has them all:

  • Over half the class participated in leadership programs in high school
  • 76% engaged in community service
  • 86% participated in athletics
  • 54% participated in the fine and performing arts—28 students have already enrolled in a Conservatory degree program

The Class of 2019 students have:

  • Attended flight school and earned a pilot’s license
  • Performed in the Nutcracker ballet
  • Curated an exhibit at Musselman Library
  • Spent a year studying globally in Denmark
  • Produced a professional-scale morning announcements show
  • Hip-hop producer
  • Interned with a Congressman
  • State golf champion
  • Performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the marching band
  • Won USFSA awards for figure skating 
  • Plays Chinese bamboo flute
  • Traveled 7,599 miles to 27 states, 14 hotel rooms and three time zones in 24 days
  • Made PB&J sandwiches for the homeless
  • Volunteer videographer at United Nations
  • Built and installed 20 bird houses around a bird sanctuary pond
  • Junior Docent at Fenimore Art Museum
  • Painted a mural in the city to stop vandalism and graffiti
  • Joined the Billfish Foundation to study the migration of Billfish
  • Owns and designs a jewelry line
  • Wrote two books and is working on a third
  • Student leader of the Gann-Haifa Exchange program
  • Interned at the University of Delaware, studying genetics
  • Production and camera assistant on shoots for the History and Discovery Channel.

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