RSF Bishop’s students celebrate Commencement

On May 27, an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 137 members of the Class of 2016, the school’s 107th graduating class, for the Commencement ceremony.

Before giving diplomas and wishing them the best in their future endeavors, Head of School Aimeclaire Roche told the 2016 graduates, “Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, Class of 2016. I dare say we have almost nothing left to give you now. Yes—a well-earned diploma, but buttressing it, our pride, and confidence and love.”

The 137 members of the class earned 647 acceptances to 185 colleges, including the most selective colleges and universities in the country and beyond. They will matriculate at 75 different institutions, with several pursuing travel or study prior to their enrollment in full-time college study.

Learn more about the Bishop’s Class of 2016 below.

From Rancho Santa Fe:

·Sophie Bollert will attend the University of Miami.

·Zachary Buehner will attend Loyola University Chicago.

·John Case will attend Washington and Lee University. He was a recipient of the Jerry Coleman Athletic Leadership Award.

·William Drummond will attend the University of Delaware.

·Caroline Edwards will attend the University of St Andrews. She was a recipient of the Cindy Groenendyke Sportsmanship Cup.

·Christian Ford will attend the University of Michigan.

·Jackson Kalench will attend the University of Oklahoma.

·Matthew Kerr will attend the University of Southern California. He was a recipient of the Otto Mower Award, given to students who attend Bishop’s four or five years and make the honor roll each semester. He also received a Molly Martinek Memorial Award for Creative Writing, a Bluebird 4th Generation Creative Writing Award and a Marlene Teitelman Award for theatre.

·Gabriela Smith will attend Stanford University. She was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll. Smith was inducted in to the School’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society earlier this spring.

·Arya Tayebi will attend the University of Michigan.

·Ralph Whitworth will attend Loyola Marymount University.

·Chloe Winkler will attend Loyola University Chicago.

·Lauren Lass will attend the University of Miami.

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