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KEYnotes: Laura Burrell Baxter

Dear Key Community,

May marks a significant milestone for seniors across the country; final selections for their post-high school plans. All of our seniors chose either a community college or a four-year college or university this year. They selected schools from across the country (and Canada) and the spectrum of options included large, research 1 universities (R1), state colleges, liberal arts schools, community colleges, Ivy League colleges, art schools, HBCUs, and women's colleges. 

What I am most proud of is that this class showed a determination and persistence that allowed them to find their college and demonstrate their talents, interests and skills amid the pandemic. Their sophomore year was interrupted when we moved to virtual learning in March of 2020. Their junior year included some virtual learning, pods if they were in school, or the choice to be completely online. Many activities and clubs both inside and outside of Key were canceled, but they persevered. Some found new ways to contribute to our local community. Some held club meetings on Zoom. Some found jobs at local businesses.  

As seniors, the Class of 2022 came into this year with energy and enthusiasm to support one another and our underclassmen and they rose to the challenge during one of the most competitive application years in the history of college admission. They wrote compelling and thoughtful essays. They interviewed with poise and professionalism. They completed activity lists and resumes that demonstrated their resilience. They found schools that fit their interests and all of our seniors have bright futures ahead of them.  

As their college advisor, I look forward to following their successes as I visit some of their campuses next year. I am always impressed by the contributions they make, even as early as freshman year. Best of luck to the members of the senior class. They will always be an Obezag, and probably never find a more unique school mascot, even in college!

College Matriculations & Acceptances for Key's Class of 2022

 

Laura Burrell Baxter
Director of College Advising

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Key is thrilled to introduce Key 360°, our School's new strategic framework. Key 360° focuses on five priorities encompassing all aspects of the Key experience, from academic programming and faculty growth to the physical campus, student citizenship, community well-being and the long-term sustainability of school resources.

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