Class of 2022: Wins and #mvpins

Jan 26, 2022 | Blog, College, Upper School News

Hey, seniors! It’s your year.

It’s 2022 and all eyes are on Mount Vernon’s largest senior class to date. As of now, these 117 Mustangs have submitted more than 780 applications to 177 unique colleges and universities. 

With early decision acceptances coming in, there is much to celebrate. So far, students have been admitted to schools in California and Texas, including Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, and Texas A&M. 60% of Mount Vernon seniors who applied early action to the University of Georgia were accepted along with 47% of students admitted to Georgia Tech. Over the break, Class of 2022 seniors received early decision offers from their first choice schools: Cole Allison to Tulane, Avery Grace Messner to TCU, Kate Koontz to Elon, and Fiona Hendryx to Kenyon. The School is looking forward to more early action news coming through the months of January and February. 

In the Class of 2022, 91% of seniors have already been accepted to at least one school and 13% of the class are already enrolled in their first choice institution.

While it’s clear the seniors are excelling in the state of Georgia, their reach spans the entire country. Across the map, students have applied to Texas A&M, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, the University of Michigan, Amherst College, Yale, Asbury University, UCLA, Brown, and more. 

In athletics, Class of 2022 Savanna Messner has verbally committed to continuing her softball career at Columbia University next fall. Senior Will Palmer has also committed to play lacrosse at Hampden Sydney. Anna Weitnauer is headed to the University of South Carolina for beach volleyball, and Michael Lotz will be at Rose-Hulman Institute for Technology for football.

Earlier this fall, five seniors earned academic honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs. Selected out of more than 32,000 students from across the country, Liam Adams, Austin Taylor, Angelina Tuggle, Channing Hall, and Rediet Yonas stood out against the crowd. Revisit the full story here

Be sure to follow along with all of the action by checking out #mvpins on Twitter. With just a few months to go until graduation, there will continue to be so much to celebrate.