Meet Nirmal Singletary '19

From Shepherdstown, WV, Nirmal Singletary is one of 22 graduating sixth formers who started at Saint James in the second form. 

“We have such a close-knit group of friends who have been at Saint James for five years,” he said. “It’s such a community here.”

Nirmal was an All-MAC member of the varsity wrestling team that won the MAC Championship as well as the Maryland Independent State Championship.  Wrestling was one of many new activities that he got involved in at Saint James, in addition to lacrosse, serving as the photo editor of the yearbook, and taking Latin.

“I would never have seen that [taking Latin] coming, but I actually really enjoyed it,” he said. 

Nirmal will attend Davidson College in North Carolina next year, where he’s interested in studying history and economics. On Prize Day, he received the Prize for Excellence in Modern European History.

His advice for new students is to enjoy the time with your friends.

“I think as much as you feel bogged down with the amount of work, extracurriculars, and sports, just enjoy the time here with your friends and get out and do stuff with them,” Nirmal said. “Take advantage of the opportunities you have here because once you leave it just won’t be the same atmosphere anymore.”

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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