By Susan Trower.

West Sound Academy seniors came back to campus on May 12 – not all at once, of course, but on a staggered schedule so they could maintain social distancing requirements.  Barrie Hillman, WSA Head of School, met each soon-to-be-graduate at the door of Baker Hall.  The reason for these actual, totally non-virtual, errands was two-fold: for each student to pick up their cap and gown for commencement on May 23, and to make a declaration of their college choice in the fall and then sign the pennant for their chosen college or university.

Nothing has gone as expected for this last quarter of their senior year for these students, but this class has achieved amazing college success.  The nineteen members of the Class of 2020 have been accepted at 42 four-year colleges and universities in the US and abroad, and have been offered $3,213,944 in scholarships and grants.

And….here is the video of College Declaration Day, 2020.

Sam Abraham
Oregon State University

Oregon State University

Boaz Adams
Pacific University

Pacific University Oregon

Emily Bradford
Pacific University

Pacific University Oregon

Dylan Braund
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Phillip Cox
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Elliott Drewry
Montana State University

 

Montana State University

River Gsellman
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Julie Hillman
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Paige Johnson
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Lane Johnston
Colorado School of Mines

 

Colorado School of Mines

Jiayue Lyu
Parsons School of Design (The New School)

Parsons School of Design (The New School)

Max Metters
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Noah Moosmiller
Oregon State University

Oregon State University

Yifan Peng
University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Chaidie Petris
Stanford University

Stanford University

Aidan Phelan
University of Washington

 

University of Washington

Grace Schmitt
Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Grace Smith
The Hartt School (University of Hartford)

The Hartt School (University of Hartford)

Lucius Vigeant
University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

The Class of 2020 was also admitted to the 31 colleges and universities listed below.

Butler University

Durham University

Linfield College

Santa Clara University

University of Northern Colorado
Willamette University

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Emerson College

Maryland Institute College of Art

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

University of Puget Sound

California School of the Arts

Gonzaga University

Mercyhurst University

School of Visual Arts

University of San Francisco

Central Washington University

Hawaii Pacific University

Northeastern University

University of California, Davis

The University of Utah

Cornish College of the Arts

John Cabot University in Rome

Pacific Lutheran University

University of California, San Diego

Whitman College

Dean College

Lewis & Clark College

Pratt Institute

The University of Iowa
Whitworth University

NOTE: Aida, WSA’s Canine Admissions Associate, has not been admitted to any colleges or universities, but was glad to help out when seniors came to campus to sign their pennants.