Launching Leaders: Life After RPCS
On Thursday evening, prospective students and their families visited Roland Park Country School to hear from six young graduates about how their lives have been unfolding since they walked the halls at RPCS. The school’s first “Launching Leaders: Life After RPCS” event featured panel presentations with alumnae who graduated between 2014 and 2019, current students, parents, and our Director of College Counseling, to learn about the endless possibilities that Roland Park Country School offers its Upper Schoolers. As each of the graduates spoke about their time here, a common theme emerged. Nearly every alumna shared how the supportive environment and opportunities available to them helped lead them to where they are today.
Hannah Andrews, 2019, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Music–Voice at the University of Delaware, explained to the prospective families that when she was in their shoes looking at private schools, she wanted a place where she could really explore who she was. Once an RPCS student, she felt encouraged by everyone around her.
Susan Radov, 2015, agrees. “RPCS values each student and each passion,” said Susan, a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Chinese Studies who now works as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton on the Wargaming and Exercises Team. She told the audience that what she treasured most about Roland Park Country School was the relationships with her teachers and how they encouraged her interests; something that she carried throughout college.
“At Roland Park Country School, I felt seen, valued and heard,” said Hayley Dott, 2014, who graduated with a B.A. in Writing Seminars & Marketing and Communications from Johns Hopkins University in 2018 and is currently working towards her MBA at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. While at RPCS, Haley was involved in several organizations and served as Class of 2014 Chair of the RPCS Planning and Giving Committee and Class Senator for SGA her junior and senior years. “The teachers here place so much worth in who you are and what you will be.”
The educational opportunities and skills cultivated at Roland Park Country School also made an lasting impact well after graduation. Regan Gore, 2015, a graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Education and Human-Centered Design, said she wouldn’t have traded her STEM experiences at RPCS for anything. Currently enrolled in Harvard’s Business School Online and working as a Healthcare Associate for Skillcapital in New York, Regan was one of the first two STEM Institute graduates at RPCS and completed a research project in Iceland with National Geographic.
Lindsey Edwards, 2015, told the audience how the leadership and relationship skills she learned at Roland Park Country School helped her throughout college. Lindsey graduated from High Point University with a B.A. in Strategic Communication and French, where she was a Division I Varsity Women’s Basketball player who earned Big South All-Academic Basketball Team honors. At RPCS, Lindsey served as president of the Student Diversity Association and started the inaugural Multicultural Night event. She was also a two-time Varsity Basketball captain and one of our eight 1,000 point scorers.
Lexi Wolfe, 2016, remembered the emphasis on community and service at Roland Park Country School, including a service internship she completed in Tanzania. Now, Lexi is a Banneker Key Scholar at the University of Maryland and plans to graduate this spring with a double major in Neurobiology and Spanish, before starting medical school this fall. While at RPCS, Lexi was president of the Semiquavers, co-editor of Quid Nunc her senior year, a member of the track team, and was involved in the school musicals.
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