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MWHS Graduates: Next Steps

Class of 2015...

Maysie Ballantine - currently on 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; 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 in Germany for internships working with animals both in shelters and with veterinarians.

Morgan Elliot - freshman at Connecticut College

Dylan Hammer - Dylan is living in Vietnam and traveling throughout the country until the New Year. He will then go work in Denmark and pursue with great determination his goal of studying engineering at the Technical University in Copenhagen.

Claire Koutras - currently working in Keene with plans to attend Landmark College in the fall

Leela Kurzmann - currently working part time at Northfield Mt. Hermon School

Ella Richardson - currently on the Kroka Expeditions Ecuador Semester; will attend Bennington College in the fall

Lily Shakour - freshman at Goucher College

Fiona Spiegler - taking a gap year to work and then from January to June travel to Bali, Australia, and southern India where she will volunteer in a forest and water conservation project; will attend Goucher College in the fall

Zoe Temple - through the HelpX program, she 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 and now in Washington State's Skagit Valley, just around the corner from Cascadian Farms. She plans on attending Warren Wilson next fall.


Class of 2014 Next Steps

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. Click here for a complete list of their college acceptances!