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Upper School Seniors Launch into a Limitless Future


It’s been an exciting time for Principia Upper School seniors as they embark on the next chapter in their lives. From the thrill of getting their college acceptance letters to showcasing Senior Projects, our seniors went out with a bang.  

Senior year can be a whirlwind time. For many, it begins with the excitement of opening their first acceptance letters. We are so proud of our graduates and the acceptances they’ve received from colleges throughout the country:  

  • Principia College

  • Duke University

  • University of Chicago

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Georgia Institute

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • Boston University

  • The Ohio State University

  • Indiana University-Bloomington

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Pepperdine University

  • Baylor University

  • Illinois Institute of Technology

  • University of Arizona

  • University of Missouri-Columbia

Another milestone, among many for our seniors, is the time-honored tradition of Senior Projects. Students presented on a variety of interests, from career exploration and independent projects to community service. Those who spent time researching career interests explored topics such as culinary arts, entrepreneurship, sustainability, real estate, and authorship. Others focused their time on community service and aided causes such as animal cruelty and education. Still, others threw themselves into all the joys, challenges, and rewards a passion project has to offer. 

One example of these projects took gaming to the next level as one of our seniors, Lerroy, built a vintage arcade machine from scratch. Using an open-source computer called Raspberry Pi and a monitor that was donated by Principia’s IT team, he created a functioning arcade cabinet, complete with buttons and toggle switches. He even went so far as to construct the framework for the cabinet himself. After the presentation, audience members took in the nostalgia, playing games such as Ms. Pac-Man. 

“My favorite part was seeing how much growth I had over time, and how much my mindset changed,” says Lerroy. “Going from not feeling confident enough, to seeing that I am limitless and have the full potential to create anything that I want [was my favorite part].” Lerroy plans to donate his game to the School so future students can play games and make memories. 

With Senior Projects now behind them, and colleges to call home, Principia graduates are intent on blazing new trails and making impactful changes wherever they go. 

Here’s to our 2024 graduates!