Happenings at SEEDS
CPP Seniors Graduate from SEEDS
On June 11, CPP's 27 seniors graduated from the SEEDS program. The 15 students from Orange High School and 12 students from The Academies at Englewood and Dwight Morrow
Members of the CPP Class of 2012 along with Barry Ford, Dean of CPP, and Mariana Morales, CPP Program Officer
High School (in Englewood) received 117 acceptances from 67 colleges and universities across the country. All of the students plan to enroll in college in the fall.
To celebrate three years of accomplishments with SEEDS, more than 100 family members and friends gathered at The Newark Club. Student speaker Charlayne Davis shared her favorite memories with those gathered, and SEEDS President Ronni Denes provided advice to the recent graduates through the words of Nicki Minaj's "Moments for Life." Check out all our photos from the event here.
CPP graduates will be attending the following colleges and universities: Antioch College, Bard College, Boston University, Centenary College, College of St. Elizabeth, Colorado College, Denison University, Dickinson College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Lehigh University, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Pine Manor College, Rowan University, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, St. John's University, The College of New Jersey and the University of New Haven.
One hundred percent of SEEDS Scholars and Young Scholars have been placed for matriculation in Fall 2012 with enough financial aid to allow them to attend school. The independent school community contributed more than $3.3 million dollars in aid to allow SEEDS Scholars to attend, up from $2.9 million last year. Of special note, three of our Young Scholars have aid packages that include full tuition, transportation and books, as well as stipends for summer learning experiences!
In the next academic year, 17 SEEDS Young Scholars will be attending: CFS, The School at Church Farm; Chatham Day School; Eaglebrook School;Far Brook School; Fay School; Gill St. Bernard's School;Morristown-Beard School; Newark Academy; Peck School;Rectory School; and St. Philip's Academy.
Next year, our 86 SEEDS Scholars will be attending: Asheville School;Brooks School; Buxton School; Cate School; CFS, The School at Church Farm; Cheshire Academy; Dana Hall School; Delbarton School; Dublin School; Dwight-Englewood School; East Orange STEM Academy; Elizabeth High School;
SEEDS Scholars interviewing at Taft in Feb. 2012 along with SEEDS alum Kaiima Griffith (SEEDS '09, Taft '13)
Elizabeth High School-Lower Academy; Episcopal High School; Fryeburg Academy; Garrison Forest School; George School;
Gill St. Bernard's School; Governor's Academy; Groton School; Hill School; Hotchkiss School; Hun School of Princeton; Kent Place School; Kiski School; Knox School; Lawrenceville School; Loomis Chaffee School; Madeira School; Masters School; Middlesex School;Moorestown Friends School; Morristown-Beard School; Mt. St. Dominic Academy; Newark Collegiate; Oak Knoll School; Passaic County Technical Institute; Peddie School; Pennington School; Phillips Exeter Academy; The Pingry School; Princeton Day School; Putney School; Salem Academy; Seton Hall Prep; Solebury School; St. Andrew's School; St. Mark's School; St. Paul's School; Storm King School; Stuart Country Day School; Taft School; Tacher School; The Hudson School; Wardlaw-Hartridge School; West Nottingham Academy; Western Reserve Academy; Westminster School; Westover School; Westtown School; White Mountain School.
Scholars and Young Scholars Programs Begin in June
Our Young Scholars Program officially kicks off June 25 at Delbarton School in Morristown. This year, SEEDS reviewed over 130 applications for just 25 spots, so competition for admission was intense. This year's class is made up of 12 rising fifth graders and 13 rising sixth graders.
For admission to this year's Scholars Program, SEEDS saw more than 600 applications for 125 spots in our Summer Challenge Program, kicking off June 24. Ninety-five of these students will be selected to continue to Leadership Week and then Scholars Academy Saturdays, sponsored by The Coach Foundation, beginning in the fall.
Scholars and Young Scholars to Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
On Saturday, May 12, our Scholars and Young Scholars took their annual Arts Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Before visiting the Museum, students researched a work of art; on site, they shared their research with their classmates, teachers and chaperones.
Following the visit to the Met, our scholars headed to Broadway, where the Scholars saw a performance of Clybourne Park and our Young Scholars saw Sister Act.
Check out our photos from the day here.