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MWHS Graduates: Next Steps

Class of 2015...

Maysie Ballantine took part in the Amazon & Andes Semester, a gap year program exploring cultural, political and ecological diversity in Bolivia and Peru with the cross-cultural educational organization, Where There Be Dragons. She plans on attending UNH in the fall.

Noemi Bickford has been working hard at the Abenaki Springs Farm CSA. She is enrolled in the Fire Science Program at Southern Maine Community College for next fall.

Shenoa Duran has been working at a campground in Spain and is now working locally and planning to attend the University of Arizona, Tucson, as an animal science/zoology major.

Morgan Elliot taught ESL in China during the summer of 2015 and is now a freshman at Connecticut College.

Dylan Hammer lived in Vietnam for several months and is now attending a bridge program in Copenhagen in preparation for studying engineering at the Technical University in Copenhagen.

Claire Koutras is working in Keene with plans to attend Landmark College in the fall.

Leela Kurzmann is working part time at Northfield Mt. Hermon School.

Ella Richardson spent the fall with the Kroka Expeditions Ecuador Semester; and is now traveling and working in France. She will attend Bennington College in the fall.

Lily Shakour is a freshman at Goucher College.

Fiona Spiegler is taking a gap year to work and travel to Bali, Australia, and southern India where she will volunteer in a forest and water conservation project. She will attend Goucher College in the fall.

Zoe Temple through the HelpX program, has been working at host organic farms that invite volunteer helpers to stay short-term in exchange for food and accommodation, first in BC on an herb seed farm, then in Washington State's Skagit Valley, just around the corner from Cascadian Farms. She is currently working and traveling in France. She plans on attending Warren Wilson next fall.

Class of 2014...

Kerensa Bartlett, Sterling College, Craftsbury, VT, concentrating on Environmental Stewardship and Outdoor Education.

Matthew Beauregard, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, majoring in Hospitality Management. He will first take a gap year to work and then travel across the country.

Beatrix Haddock, Williams College, Williamstown, MA. Beatrix looks forward to continuing violin in an orchestra and taking classes in abstract math, literature, studio art, and art history.

Will Henry, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. Will study International Relations, Political Science, and Psychology—and join the fencing team.

Michael Kerr, Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Plans to study forensic psychology.

Annika Kristiansen, Bennington College, Bennington, VT. Will focus on Psychology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Studies.

Dana Mannion, Curry College, Milton, MA. Majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Clarissa Piccolo, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, will explore her interests in science, in particular, Cellular Biology. 

Max Ruse, Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL studying Criminal Justice.

Mirabai Siegel, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Plans to major in Public Relations and minor in International Affairs.

Nolande Turner, accepted to Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT. Will take a gap year to work and travel—one of his goals is to drive to California.

Class of 2013...

Lydia Ballantine: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado Read Lydia's abridged Commencement speech.

Liberty Dupuis: Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts Read Liberty's abridged Commencement speech.

Aiyana Duran: Worked in Harrisville in the summer and fall, followed by a three-month political internship in the Philippines, and has applied to University of Asia and the Pacific in Pasig City, Manila.

Perin Ellsworth-Heller: Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio Read Perin's abridged Commencement speech. 

Noah Gardner: River Valley Community College, Claremont, New Hampshire 

Lili Hanft: St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Jo MacIntyre: Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts

Chris McColl:Participated in Kroka Expeditions' Ecudaor Semester, an experience that ranged from Andean bike trekking to tropical jungle rivers to volcanic glaciers

Satya Moses: In the Fall, worked in illustration for a California educational publishing company, undertaking a six-month European trek in January, to be followed by college in the fall of 2014. Satya has been accepted to  Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, RI, St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY, Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Canada, and, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

Gabe Shakour: Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

The Class of 2013 was the first graduating class of Monadnock Waldorf High School. Collectively, this group of seniors was awarded over $1.5 million in four-year grants and scholarships from the schools that accepted them.