The Class of 2018 Racks up Scholarships and Acceptances


Lenox Johnson

Banner Year: Members of the Class of 2018 have made their academic mark and will study at prestigious colleges and universities around the country.

With a whopping $20,751,752 in scholarships awarded to this year’s graduates, the Class of 2018’s college applicants have forever left their mark on the halls of North Atlanta High School. With a class of nearly 400 strong, there is no doubt that these soon-to-be Warriors alumni will find success in the years to come.

As one of our school’s most highly-esteemed classes to date, characterized by both its unwavering dedication and academic superiority, it is no surprise that this year’s graduating class has been greeted with floods of college scholarships and acceptances. Here at North Atlanta, an impressive 119 seniors have taken AP classes, 128 have taken IB classes and 65 have have ventured towards the school’s dual enrollment program where students take college classes while in high school. Even better, this year alone, more than 85 percent of the 403 graduating seniors applied to college or university with hopes of continuing their education in the fall.

As for acceptances, the Class of 2018 as a whole has been admitted to 27, of the Top 56 national colleges and universities, as ranked by U.S. News Report.

In the fall, Class of 2018 Warriors will study at some of the state’s most prestigious colleges. Some 24 students have been admitted to Georgia Tech and 60 North Atlanta students have been accepted to the University of Georgia. Additionally, Warrior student-athletes will play at the next collegiate level in a range of sports including football, baseball, fencing and soccer.

Seniors have also been admitted to 25 of the Top 50 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Both Posse Foundation Scholars scholarships and DREAM scholarships have been awarded to a select group of elite North Atlanta graduates. In addition, a significant percentage of the Class of 2018 has qualified for Georgia’s Zell Miller and HOPE Scholarship. “We all have so many reasons to be proud of this especially noteworthy academic class,” said Arnelle Vilfort, North Atlanta College and Career Center co-director. “We’ve asked them to be the best of the best and they’ve really stepped up to the plate.”

To all seniors: Thank you for your hard work over the past four years. On behalf your Warrior family who will remain behind, we wish you wish you the best of luck in all future endeavors. Go Warriors!