Bishop Seabury graduates 28 seniors with more than $6.4M in scholarship offers

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Valedictorian Ella Blake hugs a teacher during the Bishop Seabury Academy commencement ceremony, Friday, May 24, 2019, at the school.

Bishop Seabury Academy sent off its Class of 2019 at the school’s commencement ceremony Friday morning.

The class includes 28 seniors who, between them, have received more than $6.4 million worth of scholarship offers, a school spokeswoman said.

Margie Lawrence, media coordinator for the independent college preparatory school in southwest Lawrence, said via email that the Class of 2019 received 146 acceptances to 104 colleges, including Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Oxford and Yale universities.

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Bishop Seabury Academy graduates chuckle during opening remarks from Seabury Head of School Don Schawang at commencement, Friday, May 24, 2019, at the school.

Two of the graduating seniors, Hilary Griggs and class valedictorian Ella Blake, were selected among the Journal-World’s 2019 Academic All-Star finalists. Griggs took the top honor and $500 scholarship prize.

Senior Darwin Michener-Rutledge delivered the charge from the class during the Friday morning ceremony and spoke about women’s role in society and the ongoing fight for equality. English teacher Michael Pulsinelli delivered the charge from the faculty.

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Bishop Seabury Academy graduating senior Darwin Michener-Rutledge delivers a speech during the commencement ceremony, Friday, May 24, 2019, at the school.

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Bishop Seabury Academy’s Class of 2019 passes the torch to the junior class during the school’s annual step-up ceremony during commencement Friday, May 24, 2019, at the school.

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Graduates turn their tassels to the side during Bishop Seabury Academy’s commencement ceremony, Friday, May 24, 2019, at the school.

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