Thursday, May 2012
Our current seniors are in their final decision-making stages―planning their future steps including choosing a college, considering majors, planning professional opportunities and employment, weighing their options and generally looking forward to their next stage of life. Here are brief profiles of their future plans:
Joseph Allen is planning to attend Lake Forest College, a place where he feels at home. Joseph would like to study chemistry and was impressed with their lab facilities. He is also considering pre-med; Lake Forest boasts a 90 percent acceptance rate into medical school for graduates from their five year pre-med program.
Alice Blehart is still in the decision-making process; she is considering offers from Bard College, Ithaca College, Alfred University and Eckerd College. With interests ranging from puppetry to arthropods to comic book writing, Alice is eager to begin taking a wide range of classes.
Gabrielle Calvert is planning to attend Chamberlain College of Nursing in preparation for a career in the health care field. She has considered a career as a pharmacy technician and physical therapy assistant, but is now leaning towards nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics.
Armel Cazedepats will attend Lake Forest College, which places in the top 10 percent of schools in the National Survey of Student Engagement. He will continue to explore his interests in a liberal arts environment. Armel has expressed a strong interest in becoming a social worker or psychologist.
Cara Culbert has just about settled on St. Olaf College in Minnesota, a school which will provide the very rigorous curriculum that she is looking for. Cara plans to study the sciences and is considering pre-med or pre-health. Nationally, St. Olaf ranks 5th in life sciences, 8th in chemistry, and 9th in biological sciences.
Camille Dozier will attend Lawrence University in Wisconsin, one of the few liberal arts colleges with a music conservatory, and so she will be able to continue to cultivate her strong interest in music. Camille liked the personal feel of the campus and the fact that the culture is collaborative, not competitive.
Rosie Fitz has enrolled at DePaul University to study math (not surprisingly as Rosie’s aptitude in the subject led her to be involved in the advanced math classes at CWS). Rosie likes the fact that she will be able to live at home and attend college in an urban environment. She is considering teaching as a career.
The college application process has come to a close as acceptances are received by April 1st.
Students usually make their decisions by May 1st. Most CWS seniors have decided, though a few are still in process.
< Armel Cazedepats & Quinn Kennelly
Cairo Fultz will take a gap year in order to work, pursue the arts and travel. She will also take the time to consider the right setting in which to pursue her many academic interests, including physics, math, and electronic music.
Eric Garcia will also take time to explore his options. Eric plans to work while immersing himself in various esoteric subjects, including hermeticism, psychic healing, astrology, meditation and tarot.
Karis Harrison-Rucker will attend Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Karis has considered a number of careers including literary or restaurant critic, art therapist, museum curator, or social worker. Currently, Karis is planning to double major in psychology and forensic investigation.
Keven Henley plans to attend the University of Puget Sound (UPS) in Tacoma, Washington and will swim competitively for the “Loggers.” Keven is interested in economics and business, especially as it relates to the environment and sustainability. He also has a strong interest in psychology and hopes to participate in the Business Leadership Program.
Matthew Kane will be leaving the Chicago area for the coast, but the question is “which coast?” Matthew is still in the process of deciding between the University of Vermont in Burlington and the University of Oregon in Eugene. Matthew is strongly considering psychology as a major.
Quinn Kennelly will attend Lewis & Clark College. Quinn likes the urban location in Portland, Oregon and that her college is a liberal, somewhat quirky, and accepting environment where many different kinds of students mix together. Quinn looks forward to exploring her interests in the arts and the English language.
Sarah Lavin-Burgher has selected Columbia College Chicago. She likes the idea of staying in Chicago next year and getting her college start in a creative environment. Sarah has considered a number of courses of study: psychology, art therapy, writing, advertising and public relations.
Fiona Masterson will attend Lawrence University. Fiona was particularly impressed with the quality of the vocal ensemble and the wide range of musical styles that they sing. Fiona’s academic interests strongly lean toward anthropology, but she is also interested in history, psychology, math, physics and chemistry.
The Chicago Waldorf School Class of 2012 seniors amassed over $1.1 million dollars in merit scholarship offers!
Congratulations to all our seniors and their families! We wish you good fortune in your
< Seniors in the High chool Camping Trip 2012
Torii Maysonet is happy to attend Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut. She is looking to gain a solid foundation in drawing prior to pursuing studies in fashion design. Torii currently studies art classes at CWS and the Vitruvian School of Art and she is excited about Lyme for its outstanding curriculum in drawing and painting.
Malcolm Riordan is going to Columbia College Chicago to study film. In 2010, Columbia opened a $21 million Media Production Center with studios for set and wardrobe design, a motion-capture studio and two large soundstages. Columbia boasts many high profile filmmaking graduates, including Academy & Oscar award winning cinematographers.
Jhanneu Roberts will attend Claremont McKenna College in California. Jhanneu was impressed with the caring and upbeat vibe on the campus, and the Athenaeum, a place where students, faculty, and prominent guests gather for intellectual discourse. Jhanneu plans to major in international relations, but is also considering pre-med.
Michael Smid is excited to go to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He is considering combining business and theater set design. Michael was impressed by the theater facilities, which include an experimental stage and fully equipped costume, scene and make-up shops, in addition to a 600-seat theater with technologically advanced capability.
Jessica Syzmanski will attend Pace University in New York. Jessica is planning to study nursing and wanted to find a program that provides substantial clinical experience. Many nursing programs have just two years of clinicals, but at Pace it is a three year program. Jessica also likes the idea of attending school just 30 minutes outside of New York City.
Mason Willetts will attend Columbia College Chicago. Mason plans to pursue the arts and gravitated toward Columbia because of its focus on applied arts. Many of the Columbia College faculty are employed as artists elsewhere and bring a practical perspective to their teaching.
These Senior plans were collected and detailed by Academic Advisor, Diane Meinke as of 4/19/2012