Meet Rosy Lin '19

Born in Pasadena, Calif., Rosy Lin lived in several different cities in the U.S. and China before arriving at Saint James in her third form year.  

“I’ve grown so much personally,” she said. “In third form, I was so quiet.  I wouldn’t say a single word in class. Now, at my lunch table I try to get the younger students engaged in conversation because I’ve been there before.”

Rosy enjoyed the opportunity to participate in new activities while at Saint James. 

“You get to step out of your comfort zone and try so many things, especially sports,” she said. “I really appreciate the sports program here. That’s how I made my first friends, playing JV field hockey.”

This year, Rosy was on the varsity field hockey team, varsity tennis team, served as a prefect, was an usher in chapel, and participated in stage crew, where she did lighting for theater productions.

Another aspect of Saint James that Rosy appreciated was meeting so many different people.

“We’re a really diverse school and exchanging different perspectives is cool and not something I had experienced before,” she said.

At Commencement, Rosy received the Headmaster's Prize, an award that goes to a member of the Sixth Form who best exemplifies the qualities of a gentleman or lady and a scholar. She also received a State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award Certificate on Prize Day.

Rosy will attend Georgetown University next year, where she plans to study economics, math and Arabic.  She will miss the friends she has made at Saint James. 

“It’s such a small community, and it’s your home for four years,” she said. “I know everyone by name and recognize everyone.”

Rosy’s advice for future students is don’t be scared, try everything, and take advantage of international trips.  She traveled to Nicaragua in 2017 during spring break, and it’s one of her favorite Saint James memories.

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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