Congratulations to the 187 graduates of the Baylor School class of 2019, who celebrated their accomplishment at commencement exercises on May 31. As a class they hold the highest average SAT score, 1278, in the school's history. In the fall they will spread out to 93 different colleges and universities around the world, including Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard College, and Princeton University, and 13 Public Ivies.
To read where they are going to college in the fall, click here.
Jeremy Brien (left) was named valedictorian for Baylor's class of 2019. A member of the Cum Laude Society and the National Honor Society, Brien will attend Purdue University. Ryker von Klar (right) was named salutatorian. A National Merit Finalist and member of the Cum Laude Society and the National Honor Society, he will attend the University of Alabama.
Click here for photos from graduation day.
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Watch the commencement exercises below.
Further kudos go to the six winners of Founder's Awards, the highest the school bestows, at Awards Day ceremonies on May 20. Recipients are chosen by a vote of the Baylor faculty.
- The JOHN ROY BAYLOR AWARD is presented to a senior who has contributed richly to the school both as a citizen and scholar. Named for Baylor's visionary founder and first headmaster, the John Roy Baylor Award for 2019 was presented to Olivia Bettis (far left). Bettis will attend the University of North Carolina.
- Alex Robinson (second from left) is the winner of this year's ALEXANDER GUERRY AWARD. Named for Baylor's second headmaster, the award is presented to a senior who has contributed richly to the position of honor and right at Baylor. Robinson will attend Sewanee: The University of the South.
- The HERBERT B. BARKS, SR., AWARD is presented to boarding students who have contributed richly to the spirit and quality of life of the residential program. This honor is named for Baylor's third headmaster. The honorees were Kym Ardrey (third from left) and Nicholas Daniels (third from right). Ardrey is from Charlotte, N.C., boarded in Lowrance Hall, and will attend Lindenwood University. Daniels is from Conyers, Ga., boarded in Lupton Hall, and will attend the Pratt Institute.
- Named for Baylor's fifth headmaster, the HERBERT B. BARKS, JR., AWARD is presented to seniors who have contributed richly to the Baylor spirit. This year's honorees were Elizabeth Hayslett (second from right) and Kristopher Kennedy (far right). Hayslett will attend the University of St. Andrews and Kennedy will attend Sewanee: The University of the South.
Watch the entire Awards Day ceremony below.