The Coast News Group
Rancho Santa Fe

Parker graduates ready to make their mark

RANCHO SANTA FE — Four students from Rancho Santa Fe, including Ross Nicol, Matthew Nussbaum, John David Papatheofanis and Carsten Smith, were among the graduating class of 2012 at Francis Parker School.The 109 members of the Class of 2012 recently culminated their Francis

Parker School experience with commencement ceremonies held on the Linda

Vista campus on June 2.

The statistics for this year’s graduating class included a cumulative weighted grade point average of 4.02 to go along with an SAT score of 1976 (on the 2400 point scale) and an ACT score of 29. The class filed a total of 1,085 applications to 212 different colleges and universities.

90 seniors applied to at least one college through an early admissions

process while 40 seniors (37 percent of the class) received at least one

acceptance for the following schools: Amherst, Barnard, Boston College,

Cal Tech, Duke Emory, MIT, NYU, Notre Dame, Pomona, Stanford, Tufts, the

University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wesleyan and Williams. Of those, 11

seniors garnered acceptances to Ivy League institutions and 28 earned admission to USC.