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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

89 graduates Awarded 11.3 Million Dollars in MERIT Scholarships

Usamah Nazir Chaudhary
Matthew Quincy Davis
Manish Vishnu Namireddy
Samuel Halstead Pumphrey
Devesh Singh

3 National Merit Finalists
12 National Merit Commended
4 National Hispanic Recognition Scholars

National Merit Finalists:
William Han
Manish Namireddy
Devesh Singh

National Merit Commended:
Nicole Bergamini
Usamah Chaudhary
Ceileigh Holsteen
Yusuf Khan
Ryan Lin
Siva Paladugu
Sean Paulsen
Sam Pumphrey
Charlie Ray
Christopher Rodriguez
Ram Tiwari
Joe Vories

National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar:
Matthew Davis
Gabriel Britain
Christopher Rodriquez
Ram Tiwari

45% of the Class of 2016 earned the designation of AP Scholar or higher by the College Board

As a group, this class has accrued over 11,500 hours of volunteer service to our community, 47 of them having completed 100 hours or more of service.

55 of these students played at least one sport during their senior year
9 were three-sport athletes throughout upper school
3 members of the class have signed a letter of intent to play at the collegiate level at The University of Mississippi, New Mexico State University, and Ranger College

At the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 1 senior received a Gold Key Award in Ceramics, 1 senior received a Gold Key Award in Journalism, 1 senior received a Gold Key Award in Poetry, and 2 students received Silver Key Awards in Writing Portfolio and Poetry

49 National Honor Society members

400 offers of admission to 133 colleges
Will attend 49 different colleges in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates

37 of the 89 seniors have attended Trinity Valley School since kindergarten

Total AP Scholars: 105



Class of 2016 Graduates were accepted to:
Abilene Christian University
Alcorn State University
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin College
Baldwin Wallace University
Barnard College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bethany College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Centenary College of Louisiana
Centre College
Chapman University
Clemson University
College of William and Mary
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Concordia University - Montréal
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dallas Baptist University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Emory University - Oxford College
Fordham University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College
Grand Canyon University
Hampton University
Howard University
Ithaca College
Kansas State University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Marymount California University
Merrimack College
Montana State University
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
New Mexico State University
New York University
New York University Abu Dhabi
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Ranger College
Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Samford University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University of San Antonio
Stanford University
Sterling College
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
The Catholic University of America
The George Washington University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of Georgia
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Texas, Arlington
The University of Texas, Austin
The University of Texas, Dallas
The University of Texas, San Antonio
Trinity University
Tulane University
Union College
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Houston
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of the Pacific
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Whittier College
Yale University



Choosing a college is not a singular event for students, but rather part of an ongoing process of self-awareness and self-exploration. At Trinity Valley School, our highly experienced college counselors are dedicated to educating and guiding families through this pivotal phase of each student’s academic journey. Collaboratively, they prepare our students for the rigors of an ever-changing and competitive college search and application process through a variety of programs offered throughout the year.

While our college counselors are easily accessible to all upper school students, they begin working with students in earnest in the winter of the junior year. Our college counselors are committed to learning about each student’s unique talents, interests, passions, and skills, which helps to prepare the student and family for a competitive college application process.

Our college counselors remain updated on national and global admission trends. In addition to welcoming more than 100 college representatives from around the world to our campus each year, they continue to establish and maintain relationships with college/university deans, directors, and admission representatives through various college fairs, campus visits, and regional and national conferences. They are also active members of several admissions and college counseling-related associations including the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling.

College Counselors

Kim Pondrom
Co-Director of College Counseling



Mark Wells
Co-Director of College Counseling



Natalie Timson
College Counseling Coordinator



Susan Vest
College Board and ACT Accommodations Coordinator


Phone 817.321.0140
Fax 817.321.0141

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