On Thursday, June 5, 2014, 52 seniors graduated from The Baldwin School as the 126th graduating class. They will continue their education at colleges across America, as the seniors earned 271 acceptances to 121 colleges and universities in three countries (United States, Scotland, and Ireland). They will pursue higher levels of education at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country including Brown, Columbia, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Haley Weiss ’14 was the student speaker at the commencement ceremony, held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Ms. Weiss was elected by her peers for this honor. Janine Driver, CEO of the Body Language Institute, delivered the keynote address. Ms. Driver began her career as an industry operations investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, where she developed the ability to interpret body language. Using such insights, Ms. Driver founded the Body Language Institute, which offers cutting-edge training in communications to help clients effectively strategize in the business world. Ms. Driver is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller You Say More Than You Think and has made many guest appearances in the popular media.
In recognition of their outstanding academic performances at Baldwin and beyond, graduates were awarded a total of $2.9 million in merit-based scholarships, which is a record for Baldwin. This year, 26 percent of the Class will attend Ivy League institutions. Baldwin also recognized the 23 members of the Class of 2014 who have attended Baldwin since Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten.Six members of the Class of 2014 will continue their respective athletic careers at the collegiate level. Baldwin’s athlete scholars are Kathleen Edwards for varsity swimming at Connecticut College, Selena Maity for varsity squash at Yale University, Cashel McCarthy for varsity squash at Hobart William Smith College, Ryan Morgan for varsity squash at Drexel University, Madison Pujadas for varsity swimming at Columbia University, and Kristine Rojo for varsity tennis at the US Naval Academy.
Baldwin women will be attending the following colleges and universities in the fall:
Bucknell University (2)
Case Western Reserve University
Claremont McKenna College
Columbia University (2)
Franklin and Marshall College (2)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
Pennsylvania State University (2)
Southern Methodist University
Temple University (3)
The George Washington University (2)
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania (8)
University of Pittsburgh (2)
University of Virginia
Yale University (2)