This is the largest graduating class in Brentwood’s history. It is also one of the most impressive we have ever had. Not only have they already been offered over 360 places in nearly 100 universities in 8 countries, but they have done so while still keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground here at Brentwood. Their overall academic average and Provincial exam results are the strongest we have ever had from a graduating class. As important, they are leaders in the truest sense of the word; still volunteering to train the Grade 11 students to take over from them next year, continuing to offer peer tutoring classes in the evening, and still fulfilling their duties in the houses as well as campus-wide.
With almost a million dollars of University scholarships awaiting this graduating class in September, and a world of opportunities available to them, it amazes me how committed they remain to their school. It makes me proud as the Admissions Director to see the young adults that I admitted to Brentwood, up to four years ago, turning into the leaders I envisioned they could be. I feel like a Kindergarten teacher must feel when he or she bumps into their former students now all grown up, confident and increasingly independent. I feel an intense pride that I might have played a small role in making this all happen for them.
I initially met and have personally interviewed almost all members of this graduating class. I did this in a variety of locations: here on campus, via Skype or telephone, in their homes around the world, in hotel foyers and lounges, in restaurants, at fairs, open houses, and airports. Each and every one of them left an impression on me and on our school as a whole. This class of young men and women are destined to do great things; in many ways, they already have. They are leaving Brentwood College School stronger, better and more accepting and caring than it has ever been.
Thanks for the memories Nisan, Jackie, Madlen, Derrill, Emma, Lance, Jake, Martin, Phoebe, Jonathan, Sophie, Kenzie, Annie, Cameron, Diana, Laura, Courtney, Sophie, Dominique, Lindsay, Warren, Vicky, Thomas, Wendy, Benson, Jennifer, David, Jonathon, Jamie, Katie, Tyler, Katie, Maggie, Nicholas, Pamela, Cam, Daniel, Ed, David, Beatrice, Emma, Laura, Ashton, Meghan, Mike, Taylor, Danny, Emily, Timothy, Katie, Emma, Mairi, Noud, Michael, Joey, Jesse, Rosalind, Ian, Robin, Jake, Alannah, Alexandra, Rachael, Kevin, Riley, Tristan, Georgia, Hope, Anastasia, Sarah, Cherrie, Ross, David, Kyu Ho, Brett, Claire, Michael, Ty, Mabel, Annie, Georgia, Ian, Nilson, Arpita, Danica, Connor, Paige, John, Mairead, Michael, Adam, Scott, Jian, Tessa, Ian, Sarah, Michael, Taryn, Oliver, Felipe, Alex, Chan, Scott, Frankie, Parker, Will, Cameron, Jordan, Dana, Kate, Mitchell, Emily, Sayna, Anthony, Theresa, Brandon, Carien, Nicole, Tiffany, Hailey, Alanna, Laura, Stephanie, Jon, Hanna, Alia, Elizabeth, Zander, Charlotte, Joel, Chris, Angela, Betty, and Katie.