Meet Carter Bowers '19

A native of Quebec, Canada, Carter Bowers was a teammate on a club football team in Canada with Tyler Grochot ’18, and followed him to Saint James after Tyler had a successful first year on campus.

“The opportunity to come to the U.S. and get a private education is just crazy to me,” Carter said. “To have the opportunity to go to school with international students, and to say some of my best friends are from Korea or Africa is just mind-blowing.”

Carter feels grateful for the growth he’s made since starting at Saint James his third form year.

“I’m proud of my growth into becoming a prefect and a significant member of the community, and becoming that person that I looked up to when I was in third form,” he said.

In addition to serving as a prefect, Carter was a lineman on the Saints football team and tried stage crew for the first time this year.

“I would never have done that at my previous school; it was strictly athletics,” he said. “But I’ve learned to broaden my interests.”

At Commencement, Carter received the Mary Latrobe Onderdonk Memorial Prize for Sound School Citizenship.

Carter will attend Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada next year, where he will play football and study biochemistry.  He is considering a career in pharmacy.  Carter said he will most miss how close everyone is with each other. 

“I like the seated meals because you get to meet new people and have conversations with second formers,” he said. “In public school, you wouldn’t talk to an 8th grader as a senior.”

Carter’s advice for new students is to take advantage of new opportunities.

“Get involved; try new things when you’re young and that will set you up for success,” he said.

Class of 2019 Matriculation

The 54 members of the Class of 2019 were accepted to 173 colleges and universities and will matriculate to 48 institutions in 18 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The college guidance office strives to find the best fit college for each student, as evidenced by the fact that 83% of this year's graduates will be the only one from their class to attend their chosen college or university.

Allegheny College

American University

Boston College

Boston University

Brown University

Colgate University

Davidson College

Delaware Tech

Drexel University

Elon University

Ferrum College

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gettysburg College

Hampton University

Haverford College

James Madison University

Louisiana State University

Michigan State University

Mount Allison University

New York University

Newberry College

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Pennsylvania State University, Altoona

Randolph-Macon College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Savannah College of Art and Design

St. John Fisher College

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Towson University

University of Alabama

University of Calgary

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Detriot, Mercy

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Pittsburgh

University of Portland

University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

University of Southern California

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

West Virginia University

Wilson College

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