Congratulations to the Woodward Academy Class of 2018!

Woodward's Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies were this past weekend, and it was wonderful to see yet another fine group of War Eagles finish their high school careers over two beautiful days. Below, check out some of the photos and posts from throughout the ceremonies, as the class of 2018 celebrated their final hours as students on the Woodward campus.
 
Text of our graduation ad in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
 
As you embark upon your college careers, we salute you for your outstanding academic, artistic, and athletic accomplishments during your senior year at the Academy, including: more than $23 million in merit scholarships; 24 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation including 14 commended, nine National Merit finalists, and one National Merit semifinalist; four National Hispanic Scholars; two perfect ACT scores; 305 competitive scholarship offers by colleges and universities; 33 President’s Scholars; one U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist; 12 Dean’s Scholars; 184 anticipated HOPE Qualified Scholars including 47 Zell Miller Scholars; six students offered visual and performing arts scholarships; one GA Tech Honors Program offer and one GA Tech Create-X Scholar offer; 14 UGA Honors Program offers; scholarships include one Emory University Liberal Arts Scholarship, the Tulane University Distinguished Scholars Award, the DePaul University Theatre School Scholarship, and the George Washington University Presidential Academic Scholarship; two debaters with a combined five state championships between them including the only three-time varsity state winner in state history; one state debate top speaker award; one national debate top 10 speaker award; two finalists at the St. Mark's Heart of Texas debates; two champions at the Cougar Classic debates; two National Speech and Debate Association Academic All-Americans; First Robotics Competition Gainesville Regional Rookie All-Star, FRC Columbus Regional Winner, Rookie Inspiration Winner, and Highest Rookie Seed; qualified for FRC Peachtree District State Championships; 12 area/region athletic championships; 25 teams qualified for state playoffs*; 17 athletes recruited to play at the college level; more than 5,000 hours contributed to community service; two National Scholastic Press Association Magazine Pacemaker Awards; three Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crowns; National Council of Teachers of English Highest Award; four Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards; four Quill and Scroll 2018 International Writing, Photo, and Multimedia Contest national winners; Gold and Silver Keys in National and Regional Scholastic Art awards; first place and four honorable mentions in Georgia Photography and Awards Exhibition; multiple participants in Georgia Ceramics Symposium, National Association of Independent School Conference art exhibit, Civil and Human Rights art exhibit; Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival High School art exhibit; nine GMEA Honor Band members; three All-State Band members; superior ratings for marching band and marching band drum majors at Southern Invitational Marching Festival and at Peach State Marching Festival; three GMEA All-State Chorus participants; one All-State Orchestra member; superior ratings by LGPE for Choir, Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia, and String Machine; two participants in Kennesaw High School Dance Festival Adjudication.

 

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