Saint Stephen’s celebrated its 47th graduating class on Saturday, May 21, with a beautiful commencement ceremony at Harvest United Methodist Church in Lakewood Ranch. The 58 seniors collected their diplomas in front of family and friends, and enjoyed an inspirational graduation address from Ms. Elizabeth Djinis, an alumnae of the Class of 2012, graduate of Duke University, and a decorated journalist.
The Class of 2022 will matriculate to 40 different schools in 20 different states and countries. Acceptances included 105 unique institutions and 57-percent of the graduates were accepted to their first and/or second-choice school. The class features a National Merit Scholar and multiple honors college acceptances to universities including Southern California, Ohio State, South Florida, Florida, Xavier and others. Seven graduates are recruited student-athletes who will attend universities to play men’s soccer, men’s tennis, sailing, football, track, and women’s basketball.
The complete matriculation list: American University, Boston University, Bryant University, Carleton College, Duke University, Eckerd College, Elon University, Emory University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Polytechnic University, Florida State University, Hastings College, Jacksonville University, Lake Forest College, Louisiana State University, Ohio State University, Rice University, Rollins College, Saint Leo University, San Diego State University, Savannah College of Art & Design, State College of Florida, Stockholm School of Economics, University of North Carolina, University of North Georgia, University of Texas, Sewanee University, Trinity College, University of California-San Diego, University of Central Florida, University of Colorado, University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Mississippi, University of South Florida, University of Southern California, Wofford College.