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2024 Salem Academy Graduation

Salem Academy Seniors Receive Record-Breaking Merit Scholarships to Colleges and Universities

Winston-Salem, NC (May 28, 2024)On May 18, Salem Academy, an all-girls day and boarding high school for grades nine through 12, celebrated its graduating class with a record-breaking year for college merit scholarships. The 22 seniors in the Academy’s Class of 2024 collectively received $5,645,361 merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities around the country. 

“This impressive sum of scholarships for our graduating seniors reflects their hard work, dedication, and the high regard in which our students are held by scholarship committees and prestigious higher education institutions across the nation,” Salem Academy Head of School Kris Porazzi Sorrells said. 

Each senior of the graduating class received acceptance to a college or university showcasing their diverse talents and aspirations. Students received acceptance letters into a broad spectrum of esteemed institutions across the country and internationally including schools like Princeton University, Davidson College, Columbia University, Wake Forest University, Georgetown University, and Sciences Po Paris in France. 

“Each of our seniors excelled academically and also significantly contributed to the Salem Academy community in the most remarkable ways,” Salem Academy and College President Summer McGee said.

“We are immensely proud of the Class of 2024 and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will undoubtedly have in the world,” she added.

Salem Academy Class of 2024 College Choice List

Milo Archambault: University of North Carolina Asheville

Jasmine Blount: Xavier University of Louisiana 

Emily Calletano: University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Sapphire Charles: Rhodes College 

Cassidy Church: Appalachian State University

Gigi Churn: University of Hartford

Hilda Cieza-Regalado: University of North Carolina Charlotte 

Sofia Ekstein: Auburn University 

Lily Goforth: East Carolina University 

Payton Gold: Furman University 

Anne Riley Harman: Samford University 

Sophie Henson: North Carolina State University

Zhenya Kunytsyna: Lytchett Minster School in England 

Keira McLay: University of British Columbia 

Paige Milligan: Sciences Po Paris 

Selah Park: High Point University 

Kayla Parker: Elon University 

Josie Scott: Sewanee: The University of the South

Anne Soyars: North Carolina State University  

Karma Thomas: Wellesley College

Lauren Tysor: University of Vermont 

Elizabeth Wheeler: College of Charleston

About Salem Academy 

Salem Academy is the nation’s oldest educational institution for girls in the United States exclusive to girls grades 9 -12. Educating girls since 1772, Salem Academy fosters compassionate and creative leaders, prepared for college and life, who chart their paths with character, curiosity, and courage. Nationally recognized for success with a distinctive STEAM focus, NICHE ranked Salem Academy as the No. 1 Best Boarding High School in North Carolina and as the No. 1 Best High School for STEM Education in Forsyth County.

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