On May 30, an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 134 members of the Class of 2014, the School’s 105th 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 2014 graduates, “It seems to me you are already, beautifully on your way. Undeniably you have the self-motivation, grit and perseverance to fuel highly imaginative ideas and to speak your minds about them. Likewise, you have the decency to ask yourselves what common good is served by those ideas.”
The 134 members of the class earned 691 acceptances to 195 colleges, including the most selective colleges and universities in the country and beyond. They will matriculate at 81 different institutions, with several pursuing travel or study prior to their enrollment in full-time college study.
Members of the Bishop’s Class of 2014 from Rancho Santa Fe include
•Benjamin Brewer will attend Boston College.
•Grant Brutten will attend Boston College.
•Matthew Cappetta will attend Fordham University. He was the recipient of the Judith M. Haxo Award, given for taking initiative and having courage to pursue passions.
•Elizabeth Case will attend Washington and Lee University.
•John Dempsey will attend Southern Methodist University. He was a recipient of the Head of School Award, given for exceptional contributions to Bishop’s.
•Erin Hook will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.
•Kamran Jamil, Cum Laude, will attend Harvard University. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll; the Richard and Margaret Pharr Award; the William F. Ewald Prize in History; and the Upper School Science Department Award. Jamil was also the editor of Globe, the student-produced global education magazine.
•Liv Johnson will attend Santa Clara University.
•Barret Kearney will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.
•Cameron Klaus will attend Southern Methodist University.
•Jeffrey Lunsford will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.
•Ryan Michalko will attend George Washington University.
•Charles Raser will attend Denison University. He was a recipient of the Jerry Coleman Athletic Leadership Award.
•Amanda Roesser will attend the University of Denver.
•Jordan Sadowsky will attend Williams College. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.
•Kelly Shaffer will attend the University of California at Los Angeles.
•Aidan Smith-Eppsteiner will attend Colorado College.
•Henry Staunton will attend Southern Methodist University.
• Jonathan Styrt, Cum Laude, will attend Rice University. He was a recipient of the Stephanie Blankenship Award, given for all six years at Bishop’s on the honor roll.
•William Weiland will attend New York University.