Commencement

Given the academic challenge and high expectations, graduating from Westminster is quite an accomplishment. Years of studying, sports practices, drama rehearsals and other co-curricular activities all culminate into this final celebration of all that the seniors have achieved.

Alumni Association Induction Luncheon | May 19, 2016

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At this event, the Class of 2016 was officially welcomed into the Westminster Alumni Association and was treated to lunch.

Baccalaureate Service and Senior Banquet | May 20, 2016

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During the 2016 Baccalaureate service, we took time to remember God’s faithfulness to Westminster and the Class of 2016. Baccalaureate set the tone for the rest of the graduation weekend as our students led us in worship.

Following the service, students, families and our faculty attended the Senior Banquet. At this event, each student was recognized by a faculty member.

Commencement | May 21, 2016

 

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At this year’s Commencement, we heard messages from our valedictorian, Evan Downs, and salutatorian, Wils Meeks.

We also heard from our Distinguished Alumni award recipient, Amy Hancock Robertson (’92), and keynote speaker Stephan Bauman, the CEO/President of World Relief. Following the service, friends, family faculty and staff joined the graduates at a reception to celebrate the culmination of the students’ hard work.

Class of 2016 At a Glance

  • Number of Seniors: 57
  • SAT Averages: Critical Reading – 602, Math – 593
  • ACT Composite Score Average: 27.4
  • Number of Eagle Scouts: 1
  • Number of NHS Members: 21
  • Number of Beta Club Members: 43
  • Number of seniors attending a fine arts institution: 2 – the School of Visual Arts (NY) and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY)
  • Number of future college athletes: 5
  • Number of seniors accepted into one or more Top 100 National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges: 36
  • Number of seniors who will be attending one or more Top 100 National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges: 22
  • Average number of college applications per senior: 4.5
  • Number of college acceptances: 187

The majority of the students in the class of 2016 were accepted to their first college choice. Westminster senior acceptances to the top 100 universities and colleges based on U.S. News & World Report rankings included: Boston University, Clemson University, Cornell University, Drexel University, Fordham University, Furman University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, Rhodes College, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Sewanee – The University of the South, Syracuse University, University of Alabama, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Connecticut, University of Denver, University of Georgia, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Vanderbilt University, Wheaton College (IL), Wofford College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Fifty-six percent of our seniors were accepted to at least one of these colleges or universities. Click here to see a list of their college decisions.

As a college prep school with a strong focus on faith and academics, we are celebrating our seniors and all of their college acceptances. More importantly, we are proud of the success we know they’ll have in college and life because of their hard work and the preparation they received from Westminster.