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Class of 2019's College Admissions

Posted: 5/29/2019

On Friday, May 3, the class of 2019 participated in the third annual Senior Pennant Ceremony and hung their pennants to signify their college destinations for next year. The 51 students in the graduating class have received acceptances to over 80 colleges and over $2.7 million in scholarship offers. Our students have again proven competitive across all types of universities: From into Ivy League universities, Catholic colleges, and small liberal arts colleges to large research public universities.

The Class of 2019's College Acceptances
* indicates that a student intends to enroll in this school

Agnes Scott College*
University of Alabama*
University of Alabama, Birmingham
American University
University of Arizona
Auburn University*
Bard College*
Baylor University*
Belmont University*
Berry College
University of California, Berkeley*
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Cruz
Carson-Newman University
University of Central Florida
Centre College
Clemson University*
Coastal Carolina University
University of Colorado, Boulder
Connecticut Central State University*
University of Connecticut
Cornell University*
Daemen College
University of Dallas
University of Denver
Elmira College
Elon University*
University of Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University*
Georgia College*
University of Georgia*
Georgia Institute of Technology*
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University*
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign*
Indiana University*
University of Iowa
Kennesaw State University*
University of Kentucky*
Le Moyne College
Long Island University, Post
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University of New Orleans
Mercer University
Miami University of Ohio
Middle Georgia State University
Mississippi State University
Missouri State University
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi*
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill*
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
North Carolina State University
University of North Georgia*
Oglethorpe University
University of Oklahoma
Pepperdine University
Reinhardt University*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rollins College*
University of San Francisco
Santa Clara University
Seton Hall University*
Sewanee: University of the South
Syracuse University
United States Merchant Marine Academy*
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina*
University of Tennessee*
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Valdosta State University
Villanova University
Virginia Tech*
Virginia Wesleyan University*
West Virginia University
Wofford College
Xavier University

Co-Valedictorians Pursuing Science in the South
Mikayla Brown and Watson Casal not only tied for the highest GPAs in the Class of 2019, but they also had stellar options when making their college decisions. Both students were looking for a large school environment where they could fully pursue their interests in science. Mikayla was drawn to the University of South Carolina for their Capstone Scholars program. She chose USC over in-state option UGA and other significant scholarship options around the southeast. 

Though Watson Casal had options to pursue engineering in every direction around the country—the University of Michigan, NC State, Clemson, and full scholarships at dozens of schools thanks to his National Merit Finalist status—he was drawn to Midtown Atlanta for one of the best engineering programs in the country at Georgia Tech.  

Head Boy and Head Girl Destinations
Haben Tijar dreamed of heading west to the state where she was born, California. Haben was thrilled to receive acceptances all over the state and eventually chose to attend the University of California at Berkeley, the school with the most emblematic nickname of her college search, “Cal.” She is our second Head Girl in a row to go to a University of California campus for college.

Conner McKittrick will continue HSP’s strong legacy of sending graduates to appointments at our country’s five service academies. With a love of the water, Conner has chosen to attend the United State Merchant Marine Academy. From there, he will be able to commission as an officer into any branch of the military. You can also look for him on the field representing the Mariners in football! 

Posse Scholarship
As our first Posse Scholar from Holy Spirit Prep, CeDaniel Sumpter made it through three rounds of exceptionally competitive interviews to be one of 10 students from Atlanta who will attend Bard College in New York on this full-tuition scholarship. Bard is a prestigious liberal arts school in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Georgia Tech and UGA Success
Holy Spirit Prep students continue to excel in admissions to our state’s flagship institutions. 76% of students who applied to UGA were accepted this year (compared to 45% overall) and 38% were accepted to Georgia Tech (compared to 19% overall). 

The Office of College Counseling works closely with our high school students and their families to find the best college fit for each student. Director of Academic and College Counseling Ashley Meyer is to you with any questions or needs you may have.