Graduation Day

Graduation at McGehee is always beautiful!
Despite a few sprinkles, McGehee's beautiful commencement ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Bradish Johnson house. Following the faculty processional, the freshmen -- the Class of 2022 -- carried in the daisy chain they created for the seniors. Jaida Felix, the Student Body President, welcomed the crowd. Following the invocation by the Upper School choir were remarks from faculty member Sarah Westfall, Dr. Kim Field-Marvin, the Headmistress, Debby Pigman, Interim Upper School Head and  Meredith Maxwell Strachan ‘97, Co-President of the Alumnae Association. A valedictory address was given by our two valedictorians, Julia Beery and Lucy Bryan. Class President Rosie Odem reflected on her class and concluded with a first for McGehee, a graduation class selfie! The traditional turning of the rings preceded the awarding of diplomas. Congratulations to our fantastic seniors! Read more about their honors and college destinations below.

Julia Beery and Lucy Bryan

Julia Beery, Lucy Bryan, Rosemary Odem

Julia Beery-Distinction in Science
Caroline Benoit - Distinction in Science
Lucy Bernick - Distinction in History
Lucy Bryan - Distinction in History
Ruby Kline - Distinction in History
Grace Moses - Distinction in Art
Rosemary Odem - Distinction in Science
Aisling O’Keefe - Distinction in Music
Hannah Ziegler - Distinction in History

Final College Choices - Class of 2019

Julia Beery: Vanderbilt University
Myla Bennette: Howard University
Caroline Benoit: Tulane University Honors College
Lucy Bernick: University of the South, Sewanee
Cecilia Blanchard: Louisiana State University
Holly Brown: Rhodes College
Lucy Bryan: University of Virginia
Laura Butcher: University of Alabama
Olivia Cohen: Louisiana State University
Kati Dunn: Mississippi State University
Jaida Felix: Nicholls State University
Erika Jensen: University of Arkansas
Claire Kehoe: Texas Christian University
Ruby Kline: University of Texas Austin
Annie Lagarde: Louisiana State University Honors College
Macy McMichael: Louisiana State University
Grace Moses: University of Colorado Boulder
Aisling O’Keefe: DePaul University
Rosie Odem: Texas Christian University
Ella Paton: University of Arkansas
Cece Robert: Spring Hill College
Anwyn Schirrmann: Louisiana State University
Hannah Ziegler: University of Denver

Class of 2019 Acceptances
American University, Auburn University, Auburn University Honors College, Clark Atlanta University, Clemson University, College of Charleston, DePaul University,
Fisk University, Florida State University Honors College, Fordham University, Howard University , Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Honors College, Louisiana Tech University, Loyola Marymount University , Loyola University New Orleans, Millsaps College, Mississippi State University, Nicholls State University, Rhodes College, Rollins College, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Spring Hill College, Stetson University, Syracuse University, Texas Christian University, The George Washington University, The University of Tampa, Tufts University, Tulane University, Tulane University Honors College, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Honors College, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Arkansas, University of Denver, University of Georgia, University of Georgia Honors College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Michigan Honors College, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of the South: Sewanee, University of South Alabama, University of South Carolina, University of Tampa, University of Texas Austin, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University, Wake Forest University, Xavier University of Louisiana
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Louise S. McGehee School is a private independent all-girls school for Pre-K through grade 12 and open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.