The Phoenix Country Day School Class of 2019 is getting ready to honor its 67 graduates who will be off to 43 different colleges, near and far, this fall. “This is a very accomplished group of individuals, and they’ll make an impact in college and beyond,” said Director of College Counseling, Patrick McHonett.
Nearly half of the graduates will be attending college on a merit-based scholarship next year, on top of those already receiving need-based financial aid; additionally, seven PCDS grads will be NCAA athletes next year. Fifteen members of the class were recognized in the National Merit Scholarship competition, with two seniors, Kelly Culpepper and Alexander Tam, each being one of the 2,500 nationwide recipients of a National Merit Scholarship.
Fourteen members of the PCDS Class of 2019 are considered “lifers” – students who have been at the school since Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten – and have literally grown up on campus. That special group will matriculate to ASU, Barrett; Columbia; USC; New York University (2); Tulane; Loyola Marymount; Southern Methodist University; Michigan; Cornell; Stanford; and IU Bloomington. PCDS is proud to celebrate its students, families, faculty, and staff at the Class of 2019 graduation exercises in early June.