St. Margaret’s School Celebrates the Class of 2022 at 99th Commencement Exercises

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June 13, 2022

St. Margaret’s School Celebrates the Class of 2022 at 99th Commencement Exercises
(Tappahannock Va.) – On Saturday, June 4 St. Margaret’s School held its 99th commencement exercises. As the school embarks upon its Centennial, this year’s ceremony included new traditions.

Each class member rang the school's victory bell signaling the beginning of their commencement in a short walk around St. Margaret's Hall. On the graduation stage, a Prefect tapped each graduate to stand and await the announcement of her name by the Dean. Once announced, each graduate received their diploma from the Chair of the St. Margaret's Board of Governors. Head of School Colley Bell shared remarks about every senior before they signed their name out of the school registry. The graduate's last act was to ring out of the school.

“St. Margaret’s Class of 2022 is an eclectic group of scholars, artists, and athletes,” said Colley Bell, Head of School. “This group showed incredible resilience through the COVID pandemic. The entire St. Margaret’s School community wishes them success as they matriculate this fall to colleges around the United States.”

The Class of 2022 pictured in attached photo (from l—r)
Row 1 - Krista Carlton, Moyinoluwa Idowu
Row 2 - Kennedy Cooper, Gianna Fischetti, Saylor Gray, Yoonseo Yang, Gabriella Ofori
Row 3 - Jiaying Yang, Charlea Darby, Kaylin Sebetzki
Row 4 - Kai Gulley, Rebecca Meberg, Hieu Nguyen, Layke Jones
Row 5 - Jordan Green, Gracie Byrd, Autumn Courtney
Row 6 - Carrie Nelson, Olamide Enjakpo, Olivia Elam

The School Prize - Awarded to Rebecca Meberg ’22
Given in memory of Rosa Heath Long Beckwith ‘31, to the senior who has made the greatest contribution to the school through her dedication to high standards, trustworthiness and leadership, consistent with our mission as a Church School. This is also awarded to the Senior who has shown true appreciation for the way of life symbolized by the school.

The Aylett Prize, Awarded to Autumn Courtney ’22
Given to a student for sportsmanship defined as fairness, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of results

The Bishop’s Prize, Awarded to Krista Carlton ’22
Given in memory of The Right Reverend William C. Brown to the student in grades 9-12  who has attained the highest unweighted grade point average for the school year. 

The Head of School Prize, Awarded to  Krista Carlton ’22
The Head of School Prize is given to the graduating senior who has been at St. Margaret’s for at least two years and has attained the highest cumulative weighted grade point average in her junior and senior years.

The Class of 2022 was accepted to the following list of colleges and universities (matriculations appear in bold):
Berklee College of Music
Catholic University of America
Creighton University
DePaul University
East Carolina University 
Eckerd College 
Elon University
Florida Institute of Technology
George Mason University 
Hampton University
Hollins University 
James Madison University 
Longwood University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University (Chicago) 
Mary Baldwin University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Miami University (Oxford)
North Carolina A&T University 
Notre Dame College
Ohio University
Old Dominion
Otis College of Art and Design
Pace University (New York City) 
Parsons School of Design at the New School
Pratt Institute
Queens University of Charlotte 
Radford University 
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College 
Rider University 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Seton Hall University
St. John’s University (New York)
Temple University 
Trinity University
University of Maryland
University of Pittsburgh
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington & Jefferson College
Wheaton University
Xavier University

Situated on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Tappahannock VA St. Margaret’s School is an Episcopal all-girls boarding and day school for grades 8-12 and postgraduate. For more information on our 100 years of sisterhood visit
St. Margaret's School
P.O. Box 158
Tappahannock, VA 22560
T: 804-443-3357
Episcopal girls' school for boarding and day, grades 8-PG, on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.