Worcester Prep seniors commit to colleges


These 13 Worcester Preparatory School seniors have already committed to attend the college of their choice. Pictured, from left, are: front row, Hailee Arrington (American University), Molly McCormick (College of Charleston Honors College), Delaney Abercrombie (Washington & Lee), Ally Elerding (George Washington University), Virginia Bateman (Sewanee), Claire Jobson (Salisbury University), Kendall Whaley (Boston University); and, back row, Graham Hammond (University of Delaware), Will Todd (University of Miami), Dakin Moore (Wake Forest University), Alex Canakis (University of Delaware), Cameron Hill (Boston University) and Parker Brandt (Northeastern University).

With the guidance of Worcester Preparatory School’s full-time director of college counseling, Vickie Garner, all students in the WPS Class of 2019 successfully submitted one or more college application prior to Thanksgiving, the school announced this week. They noted that 13 of those 53 students have already committed to the college of their choice, one committing to play Division I field hockey at American University.

The college counseling program at WPS is structured to help students, beginning in seventh grade, and their families prepare and navigate the college selection and application process with ease.

Garner has more than 30 years of experience as a college counselor and independent school administrator. “With insight from visiting more than 500 colleges/universities worldwide, she works closely with students one-on-one to discover their talents and interests in order to identify colleges that would be a good fit.”

WPS boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate, with students earning millions in scholarship dollars.

Founded in 1970, WPS is an independent, pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 school, located in Berlin, Md. More than 500 students attend from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. For more information about WPS, visit www.worcesterprep.org or call (410) 641-3575.