Early preparation leads to early college commits


Berlin, MD – With the guidance of Worcester Preparatory School’s full-time Director of College Counseling, Ms. Vickie Garner, all students in the WPS Class of 2019 successfully submitted one or more college application prior to Thanksgiving. Thirteen of those fifty-three students have already committed to the college of their choice, of which one has committed to play Division I field hockey at American University.

The college counseling program at WPS is structured to help students, beginning in 7th grade, and their families prepare and navigate the college selection and application process with ease. WPS Director of College Counseling, Ms. Garner, has more than 30 years of experience as a college counselor and independent school administrator. With insight from visiting more than 500 colleges/universities worldwide, she works closely with students one-on-one to discover their talents and interests in order to identify colleges that would be a good fit. WPS boasts a 100% college acceptance rate with students earning millions in scholarship dollars.

Founded in 1970, WPS is an independent, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 School, located in Berlin, Maryland. More than 500 students attend from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. For more information about WPS, please visit www.worcesterprep.org or call 410.641.3575.

The 13 WPS seniors pictured have committed to college (Front L-R): Hailee Arrington (American), Molly McCormick (College of Charleston Honors College), Delaney Abercrombie (Washington & Lee), Ally Elerding (George Washington), Virginia Bateman (Sewanee), Claire Jobson (Salisbury), Kendall Whaley (Boston University). Back L-R: Graham Hammond (Delaware), Will Todd (University of Miami), Dakin Moore (Wake Forest), Alex Canakis (Delaware), Cameron Hill (Boston University), Parker Brandt (Northeastern).