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Events, Upper School

Class of 2019 Celebrates Graduation

Ninety students comprising The Northwest School Class of 2019 gathered under the evening glow of the sun on June 11, in Town Hall, to receive their high school diplomas and begin an exciting new path of their lives.

Head of School Mike McGill opened the ceremony by welcoming graduates’ families from countries all over the world, including China, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan.

“We are a better school and a stronger community for your having been in the house with us,” says Mike. “We are excited to see what you will do in the next phase of your lives, and hopefully, you will come back, often, to share those accomplishments with us.”

The students also heard remarks from Humanities teachers Harumi LaDuke and Adina Meyer. Adina is departing from The Northwest School after 30 years of teaching to travel the world. Melat F. and Isaiah J. addressed their classmates, delivering powerful messages of perseverance, appreciation for their education and especially the care and support of their parents.

Graduation is the final opportunity of the year for students to showcase their artistic talents for the Northwest community. Highlights of all the performances included three separate groups of students performing “Unchained Melody,” by The Righteous Brothers, “Homeward Bound,” by Paul Simon, and “Cheers,” by Mayday.

The Class of 2019 will pursue studies at the following colleges and universities:


Amherst College

Santa Clara University

Barnard College

Scripps College

Boston University

Seattle University

Bowdoin College

Smith College

Bryn Mawr College

St. John's University

Carleton College

St. Olaf College

Chapman University

Stanford University

Claremont McKenna College

The New School - All Divisions

College of William & Mary

University of British Columbia

Cornell University

University of California, San Diego

Dartmouth College

University of Colorado at Boulder

Emory University

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gonzaga University

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Harvey Mudd College

University of Puget Sound

Haverford College

University of Redlands

Kenyon College

University of San Francisco

Lewis & Clark College

University of Washington

Loyola Marymount University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Loyola University New Orleans

Washington State University

New York University

Washington University in St. Louis

Northeastern University

Western Washington University

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

Whitman College

Occidental College

Whitworth University

Pitzer College

Willamette University

Pomona College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Purdue University