Meet Jack Walker '19

Jack Walker is from Thurmont, MD, and attended Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg, MD prior to coming to Saint James School in the third form.  He took full advantage of opportunities to be involved on campus.

“So much happens in such a small place,” he said. “If you really get involved, there’s a lot for you to do.”

Jack was a member of the cross country and tennis teams, acted in the fall play, and played cello in the string ensemble.  He also held leadership positions with the student newspaper and in chapel, where he was the Senior Reader.

Jack most enjoyed spring break trips he took with the school to Nicaragua and Iceland, and will miss the SJS community.

“I’ll miss the friends and sense of community. It’s so easy to walk out your door and get together with your friends because you’re all on the same schedule,” he said.

Jack will attend Brown University in the fall, where he is interested in studying Spanish and biology or another life science.  

On Prize Day, Jack received the Prize for Excellence in English, the Prize for Excellence in Spanish, and the John C. Campbell Memorial Prize for the most improvement in oral communication while at Saint James.

To future students, Jack says, “Manage your time well and don’t be afraid to do more than you think you can because it will get easier.”

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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