05 Jun Towards greater things
Our graduates leave Woodstock for prestigious universities and colleges the world over
On 26 May, our seniors graduated and left Woodstock. They have come a long way and reached the end of a journey – their school days are over and now new destinations await – hardly surprising then that graduation is often called commencement.
The class motto, ‘Ad Maiora’ means ‘towards greater things’ and captures the ambitious character of this dynamic group of young people.
Nearly half of the class have been offered financial aid worth approximately $1.5 million, with six seniors awarded impressive scholarships in excess of $40,000 each.
This class has secured outstanding university and college offers at some of the leading academic institutions around the world – including selective universities and liberal arts colleges. To date, nearly half of the class have been offered financial aid worth approximately $1.5 million, with six seniors awarded impressive scholarships in excess of $40,000 each.
More than two-thirds of the class is headed for North America, and the rest going to university destinations all over the world; including sixteen percent to Asia, ten percent to Europe, and four percent to Australia and New Zealand. Two percent are taking a gap year to broadening their horizons elsewhere.
My hope and prayer is that Woodstock will have given them what they need to travel well, no matter where life’s road may lead them. One thing I do know is that they can take courage from how far they have already come and all that they have achieved. They have worked hard, they have taken on values which will serve them well and they have made good friends who will be their loyal travelling companions. Now, they can go forth, reach for the stars and touch their dreams!
Dr Jonathan Long, Principal, Woodstock School