Events, Upper School

Class of 2018 Celebrates Graduation

On June 12, the 87 students who comprise The Northwest School Class of 2018 assembled under the evening lights of The Center of Spiritual Living to receive their high school diplomas and embark on a new chapter of their lives.

For the final time, science teacher Renee Fredrickson and philosophy teacher Glen Sterr addressed the students. Both Renee and Glen, who have over 60 years of combined tenure at Northwest, are retiring this year. Joe W. represented the students, delivering a powerful message to his classmates and their families and friends.

Like all Northwest graduations, many students took the stage for their final high school performance. The senior members of the A Capella choir sang "leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver, and a special ensemble group performed "Rockin' in the Free World" by Neil Young.

After the summer break, the Class of 2018 will pursue studies at the following 48 colleges and universities:

Barnard College, Bellevue College, Berklee College of Music, Carleton College, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Columbia University, Cornell University, The George Washington University, Gonzaga University, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Lehigh University, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola Marymount University, Macalester College, McGill University, New York University, Occidental College, Pacific University, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Saint Mary's College of California, Santa Clara University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Scripps College, Seattle University, Smith College, Syracuse University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Riverside, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Oregon, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of San Francisco, University of Washington, Wesleyan University, Western Washington University, Whitman College, Willamette University, and Williams College.