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Fort Worth Country Day Class of 2018 earns record-breaking $13.7 million in scholarships

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78 percent of the graduating class received merit-based scholarships

-Fort Worth Country Day’s Class of 2018 has earned a record-breaking $13,707,316 in merit-based scholarships, with 254 total scholarships awarded to the 102 students in the graduating class, a news release announced.

The students were accepted to a total of 133 colleges and universities located in Texas, across the country and around the world, the release said. FWCD graduation took place on Friday, May 18, at McKinney Church in Fort Worth.

“I am so gratified on behalf of the class of 2018 that so many colleges and universities around the country and the world saw what we have seen in them: This is a broadly talented group with so much to offer in so many areas,” FWCD Head of School Eric Lombardi said in the release.

In the fall, FWCD graduates will be attending colleges including Harvard University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Cornell University, Texas Christian University and The University of Texas at Austin, as well as international universities including Franklin University Switzerland, University of San Carlos in the Philippines, and University St Andrews in Scotland.

Valedictorian Nikhil De will attend Princeton University, and Salutatorian Christina Kelly will continue her education at The University of Texas at Austin.

“They deserve to be celebrated and they deserve wonderful opportunities going forward. Whether I think of our four students going abroad or those taking advantage of great options right here in Texas or still others going to Ivy League colleges, our students are getting to pursue fabulous options,” Lombardi continued. “They will make differences in those colleges and beyond. We are immensely proud of the FWCD class of 2018.”

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