Making Major Moves: TAF@Saghalie Senior College Report

Making Major Moves: TAF@Saghalie Senior College Report

TAF@Saghalie graduates are making major moves post high school. With a 97% on-time graduation rate and 90% entering college in the Fall (by choice, the others have chosen alternate routes including military and entrepreneurship), we’ve put together a couple of lists to put our seniors’ accomplishments into perspective.

Without further adieu, here’s a list of the colleges our seniors will be attending in the Fall:

  • Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
  • Shoreline College (Shoreline, WA)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)
  • Green River College (Auburn, WA)
  • Highline College (Des Moines, WA)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Unity College (Unity, MN)
  • Richmond American International University in London (London, UK)
  • Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona, FL)
  • LIM College (New York, NY)
  • University of Washington (Bothell, WA)
  • Clover Park Technical College (Lakewood, WA)
  • Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
  • Art Institute of Seattle (Seattle, WA)
  • Pima Medical Institute (Seattle, WA)
  • University of Washington (Tacoma, WA)
  • Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)

And, a list of some of the majors they’ve chosen:

  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering (Pilot)
  • Forensics
  • Acting, Film/TV
  • Psychology (Pre-Med)
  • Digital Animation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Science
  • Music
  • Health Sciences

 

Lastly, we’re thrilled to report that collectively, our seniors were offered almost $400,000 in college grants and scholarships!

Awarding organizations, college scholarships and grants included:

  • Lions Club of Federal Way
  • Urban League of Metro Seattle
  • Pacific Lutheran Academic Scholarship
  • St. Martin’s University
  • Comcast
  • Regis University
  • Unity College
  • Arizona State University Pacific Community Y.F. Wu Scholarship
  • Embry-Riddle Women of Excellence Scholarship
  • Embry-Riddle Presidential Scholarship
  • Embry-Riddle Travel Grant
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Western Washington University President’s Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Federal Way
  • LIM College Academic Scholarship
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Seton Hall University
  • Seattle University
  • College Bound Scholarship
  • Washington Opportunity Scholarship
  • Pacific Lutheran University Grant

This group of graduates are really special to us. Over the past year, they’ve shined bright, exuding perseverance and determination. They are the first graduating class of our new school TAF@Saghalie, and true fearless pioneers.

Through our STEMbyTAF college and career program, all of our graduates have had the chance to gain field experience, participate in internships and job shadows, access industry mentors and serve in leadership positions. Allowing students to “try-out” careers before they graduate provides them a clear vision and path to attain their goals. It also opens doors to careers they may have never been introduced to.

Let’s redefine what a successful high school graduate is. Aside from the rankings and numbers, to us, a successful graduate is one who thinks critically about the world around them and and one who bases their decisions on industry knowledge and experience, 21st-century skills and a deep STEM understanding.

We cannot wait to watch our graduates take the world by storm. Congratulations TAF@Saghalie Senior Class of 2018! We are so proud of you!

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  • Claire Wilson
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    #taf@saghaliefwpsproudofourgraduates

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