Class of 2021 College Celebration Day

The Class of 2021 recently donned their college t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats to honor their college selections at the annual College Celebration Day. It was a memorable occasion that not only acknowledged what their MICDS careers have led them to, but it also was one of the first in-person events of the school year that gave the senior class an opportunity to be together.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s celebration was held outside on the Upper School campus with plenty of space to spread out on the bright green grass. Students were treated by the senior parents and guardians to a delicious lunch of pizza, fast food, cupcakes, and other sweets. They sat on blankets spread along the grass, took photos with the Class of 2021 backdrop, posed with their college flags, played corn hole and crossnet, danced, and won prizes. It was a great way to safely celebrate their college decisions as their time at MICDS draws to a close before they start their next adventures.

Director of College Counseling Matthew Essman said “Following a challenging and uncertain admission season, the Class of 2021 will be attending a variety of outstanding colleges and universities that reflect their myriad interests and accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. Their determination and resilience have been evident throughout the past year. I am so proud of them and excited to see all that they will achieve as they take this important next step in their academic journey.”

Check out the video below to hear from the seniors themselves about what the future holds for many in our college-bound class! Continue reading for the list of colleges our Rams will be attending.

Here is the MICDS Class of 2021 matriculation list (list current as of 5/6/21):

Arizona State University
Auburn University
Aurora University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
College of Charleston
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
DePauw University
Drexel University
Duke University
Eastern Illinois University
Elon University
Emory University
Florida Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Howard University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University-Bloomington
John Cabot University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University New Orleans
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Miami University (OH)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rockhurst University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint Louis University
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College
Stanford University
Texas Christian University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tulane University of Louisiana
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy West Point
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Denver
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St Louis
Yale University

Congratulations, seniors!