Baldwin School Class of 2012 Graduates

Grads are destined for Harvard, Yale, Brown, MIT, Stanford and other top colleges.


Thirty-six seniors at received their high school diplomas June 7 at the school's 124th commencement. Among the graduates are National Merit Scholarship Program finalists, Society of Women Engineers certificate holders, soon-to-be college athletes and other accomplished young women.

Following tradition, students of the Class of 2012 wore white gowns and, being the class of blue, carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas with blue orchids. Leah Silverman was elected by her classmates to serve as student speaker. She will attend New York University in the fall. The guest speaker was The Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, Chief of Protocol of the United States. 

“It is an honor and privilege to stand beside these accomplished young women and add the title of graduate and alumna to their impressive list of achievements,” said Sally M. Powell, head of school at The Baldwin School. “Each and every one of these women will now chart her own course for success and I for one cannot wait to see the mark they continue to make on the world through their academic, athletic, artistic and community service pursuits.

“I am particularly proud of the Class of 2012’s commitment to math and science,” said Powell. “For the first time in our school’s history, three members of the graduating class will head to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in addition to top Ivy League and top-tier colleges across the country.” 

Several students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance at Baldwin and beyond during the June 5 Upper School Class Day. Certificates of Merit were awarded to finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, including Randi Brown, Julia Dewey, Laura Jarin-Lipschitz, Randa Melhem, Elena Saltzman and Michaela Schuchman

Additionally, the Society of Women Engineers, which honors high school women who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of mathematics and science for three years, awarded certificates to Randa Melhem (highest honors), Alexandra Dias-Lalcaca (highest honors) and Laura Jarin-Lipschitz (high honors). 

On the playing field, nine members of the Class of 2012 will continue their athletic careers at college. Those students are Elizabeth Asch, Union College crew; Marina Crowe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sailing and men’s squash (by invitation)Tiffany Hau, Middlebury squash; Kaylah Kleczka, University of Massachusetts Amherst crew; Laura Jarin-Lipschitz, MIT fencing; Madison Noteware, MIT crew; Alexa Tzarnas, George Washington University squash; Natalie Webb, Stanford crew; and Nicole Wells, Yale field hockey.


  • Asch, Elizabeth
  • Bakali, Mable
  • Brown, Randi Kira
  • Buck, Amanda
  • Cooper, Lauren
  • Crowe, Marina
  • Dias-Lalcaca, Alexandra
  • DiFrancesco, Emily
  • Dugan, Kiri
  • Goldberg, Abby
  • Gubanich, Jessica
  • Handal, Megan
  • Hau, Tiffany
  • Hing, Morgan Zoe
  • Hobson, Kaitlyn
  • Hogg, Olivia
  • Jarin-Lipschitz, Laura
  • Johnson, Sarah
  • Kleczka, Kaylah
  • Lightner, Alexis
  • Melhem, Randa
  • Noteware, Madison
  • Robinson, Tori
  • Roseman, Hallie M.
  • Rouse, Kimberly S.
  • Saltzman, Elena
  • Shuchman, Michaela
  • Silverman, Leah
  • Smith, Julia Grace
  • Sternberg, Rachel
  • Ter Doest, Amanda
  • Tzarnas, Alexa
  • Vu, Estefan
  • Webb, Natalie
  • Wells, Nicole


  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University
  • Brown University (2)
  • College of Charleston
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Lehigh University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3)
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Reed College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rutgers
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • The George Washington University
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh (2)
  • University of Rochester
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University

Special thanks to Fran Walish, with The Baldwin School, for providing this story.


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