The Power to Choose: Class of 2019 College Profile

Posted by Clarissa McClain - 25 July, 2019

As the Class of 2019 prepares to embark on their educational journey beyond high school, they have a lot to be proud of. The College Counseling Office is proud of all the graduates and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.  6U4A5814




Numbers Worth Celebrating

The 92 graduates will matriculate to 42 different colleges in 20 states. In order to accomplish this, they submitted a total of 536 applications to 116 separate colleges and universities across the United States, an average of 5.8 per student. For the second year in a row, more than half of the graduates, 57-percent, will attend college outside of Alabama. Every student who sought merit-based aid received it.

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Above: Seniors run the halls in their college shirts on their last day of classes.

Randolph School's College Counseling office consists of two Co-Directors, Rusty Allen and Jessica Forinash, and a Registrar/College Counseling Assistant, Jenna Pirani. Combined, they have more than 42 years of experience. Starting in 9th grade through graduation, the college counseling team strives to give every student the preparation and individual guidance they need to find the right fit for their university experience.

"We want them to have choices when it comes to making their college decision."

"We know that the college counseling program is one of the reasons that families choose to send their students to Randolph, and we want to be sure we provide the students with everything they need as they navigate the college admissions process," explains Jessica Forinash. "From small group sessions to individual appointments, we make sure that they have the support to explore colleges and submit their applications with confidence. In the end, we want them to have choices when it comes to making their college decision."

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"One of my favorite days of the year is when we take a picture with the senior class in May," describes Forinash. "They're all wearing a t-shirt from the college they will attend. It is the culmination of their time at Randolph, and I'm so proud to have worked with them to get them to this point in their lives."

Scholastic Achievement 

In our senior class, 58% have scored 30 or better on the ACT Composite or equivalent SAT score, which qualifies them for a full or a 90% scholarship at some of our state universities. 

Six members of the class are National Merit Scholars: Brayden Anderson, Brook Harmon, Sam Hartley, Katherine Hunter, Peyton Paulus, and David Strickland.


In State:

University of Alabama ⋅ University of Alabama at Birmingham Auburn University Samford University ⋅ Oakwood University

Out of State:

Andrews University Boston University Case Western Reserve University College of the Holy Cross College of William & Mary Connecticut College Duke ⋅ Emory ⋅ Harvard College ⋅ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mercer ⋅ Miami University ⋅ Mississippi State ⋅ New York University Ohio Northern University Oklahoma City University Pennsylvania State Purdue Rhodes College Southern Methodist University ⋅ Texas Christian University ⋅ Tulane United States Military Academy University of California, Santa Barbara ⋅ University of Cincinnati ⋅ University of Louisville ⋅ University of Miami University of Michigan University of Mississippi University of North Carolina University of Pennsylvania University of South Carolina Vanderbilt ⋅ Vassar College ⋅ Virginia Tech ⋅ Washington & Lee ⋅ Wofford College

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