It’s graduation day for Barrington High School’s Class of 2014! The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. tonight at Willow Creek Community Church. We’ll be sharing video coverage of this year’s ceremony but I wanted to take a few minutes to reveal some interesting facts about the 730 students in this year’s graduating class.
Each year, Principal Steve McWilliams shares a list of honors and accomplishments that define the current graduating class. And, this year, it’s quite an impressive list! Here’s a look at the graduating class of 2014’s achievements in academics and in service, by the numbers…
Members of the class who are National Merit Commended students
National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Students who earned a perfect 36 on their ACT
Students who were named Golden Apple Scholars
Amount of local scholarships awarded to this year’s graduating class by community foundations, organizations and private donors.
Percentage of the graduating class that has enrolled at Big Ten Universities this fall
The top ten student destinations for post secondary education in alphabetical order are:
Illinois State University
University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana)
University of Illinois (Chicago)
University of Iowa, University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin
BHS Graduating Seniors are enrolled at several Ivy League schools including:
University of Pennsylvania
Other highly selective schools that will be welcoming Barrington High School graduates include:
University of Chicago
Notre Dame University
1 member of the class will attend the United State Air force Academy next fall
Service & Volunteerism
Hours of community service logged by students graduating tonight
Number of students who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Number of students who volunteered 200 or more hours.
Members of the class who performed over 1000 hours of community service on their own and two Barrington High School seniors are bronze medal finalists for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
(Each year the Daily Herald selects a Leadership Team from local seniors. Barrington High School has 2 representatives on the team this year.)
Amount of money the school raised for Shelter, Inc. during the 2013-2014 IT Campaign
What an impressive list of accomplishments for this year’s graduating class! Congratulations on all of your hard work and achievements, Class of 2014. We wish you the very best as you head to college and we look forward to hearing about your many achievements beyond Barrington High School.