McLean High School's 428 seniors who graduated Thursday are heading off to nearly 130 colleges and universities with $5 million in scholarship money.
The graduates will attending colleges and universities ranging from American University in Washington, D.C. and Arizona State University to Savannah College of Art and Design and University of San Diego, according to the list from McLean principal Deborah Jackson.
Ninety-two percent of the class will attend post-secondary institutions next year, Jackson said. Two percent will enter the U.S. Armed Forces and 6 percent will enter the workforce and engage in other activities "to determine your future goals," she told the class convocation the day before last week's graduation.
The class has seven students who will serve in the U.S. Armed Forces: Two Coast Guard Academy appointments; two Navy ROTC appointments and three enlistments in the U.S. Army.
The class also includes five National Merit Finalists, Jackson said.
As a whole, the class received more than $5 million in scholarship offers, she said.
"This success reflects the dedicated work and high expectations held by our teachers, staff and parents," she said. The class "has supported each other during the good and the bad times; laughed and danced together at homecoming, the winter dance and prom."
"Last Thursday, they left me with a diploma in hand," Jackson said. "I hope they will remember their high school years, the good as well as the bad, and come back and visit us from time to time. I am honored to have worked with such gifted and talented students," their principal said.
McLean Patch requested a similar list from Langley High School through the public information office for Fairfax County Public Schools.
College List for McLean High Class of 2012
Alfred University American University Arizona State University Boston University Bowdoin College Brevard College Bridgewater College Brigham Young University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Centre College Christopher Newport University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College
College of Charleston College of William and Mary Colorado State University Columbia University Cornell University Creighton University Dickinson College Drexel University East Carolina University Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - FL Franklin and Marshall College George Mason University Georgetown University Gettysburg College High Point University Hofstra University Indiana University at Bloomington James Madison University Juniata College Longwood University Loyola University Maryland Loyola University New Orleans Macalester College Manhattan College Marymount University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Miami University, Oxford Michigan State University Mississippi State University Montana State University, Bozeman Mount Allison University Muhlenberg College New York University North Carolina State University Northeastern University Northern Virginia Community College Northwestern University Oberlin College Ohio University Old Dominion University Pace University, New York City Pennsylvania State University Pratt Institute Princeton University Purdue University Radford University Randolph-Macon College Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Salisbury University Savannah College of Art and Design Seton Hall University Shenandoah University Shepherd University Smith College Texas Tech University The Catholic University of America The College of Wooster The Culinary Institute of America The George Washington University The Ohio State University The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University The University of Alabama The University of Northwestern Ohio The University of Texas, Austin The University of the Arts United States Coast Guard Academy University of California at Berkeley University of California at Los Angeles University of California at San Diego University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Colorado at Boulder University of Delaware University of Edinburgh University of Georgia University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Mary Washington University of Maryland, College Park University of Miami University of Michigan University of Missouri Columbia University of New Hampshire University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Portland University of Richmond University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of Tampere, Finland University of Vermont University of Virginia University of Virginia's College at Wise University of Washington University of Wisconsin Colleges- International Admissions University of Wisconsin, Madison Vassar College Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Commonwealth University The Honors College Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Wellesley College West Virginia Wesleyan College Widener University Wofford College