TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas celebrated its 120th graduation ceremony May 24 in the school’s All Saints Chapel.
Members of TMI’s class of 2014 were offered a total of $9 million in scholarships. All 74 graduates will attend four-year colleges and universities, including Boston College, Boston University, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Notre Dame, Rice, St. Olaf, UCLA, the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Washington and Lee, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as well as Baylor, SMU, Trinity, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M University.
“This is a special place,” said TMI Headmaster John W. Cooper, Ph.D., in his welcome address. “Of course, it’s a beautiful spot in the Texas Hill Country, but more important, it’s a place where some incredible people – adults and youth – work and study and laugh and cry together, and build their futures and make memories.”
Class speaker Berkeley Brown, who will attend Harvard College in the fall, said, “Our teachers never ceased to believe in our abilities and potential, not just as leaders and intellects but as people. As a class, we dare to believe that we can do anything, that we can inspire change, that we have the strength to go the extra mile.”
Susannah Wright, a National Merit Scholar, was awarded the Bishop’s Cup, for the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the finest qualities of Christian citizenship. She will attend Rice University in the fall. Taylor Devlin was the recipient of the Founder’s Award, presented to the student who best embodies the TMI mission statement. She will attend Trinity University in the fall.