2016-17 School Year By The Numbers
Class of 2017 Achievements
• Graduates from the Class of 2017 offered or qualified for over $4.8 million in merit-based scholarships for their first year of college — nearly $19 million over their four-year college careers.
• 70 percent of Bolles 2017 graduating students residing in Florida qualified for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.
• 185 of the 187 graduates are going directly to college. They are attending 98 colleges, universities and military prep schools and were accepted to 214 different colleges and universities.
• 81 percent qualified for some form of merit-based awards such as academic, leadership, athletic scholarships or service academy appointments.
• 11 Bolles seniors were named National Merit Commended Scholars.
• 1 student was named an outstanding Hispanic/Latin student by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
• 33 members of the Class of 2017 committed to continue their athletic careers in college.
• 551 people viewed the livestream coverage of Bolles 2017 Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 27 including 456 viewers from the United States, 20 from Germany, 18 from Chile, 12 from Pakistan, 9 from India, 6 from Singapore, 6 from Turkey, 4 from Austria, 3 from Israel, 3 from the United Kingdom, 2 from Spain, 2 from Canada, 2 from the Virgin Islands, 2 from Colombia, 2 from China, 2 from Finland, 1 from Brazil and 1 from Argentina.
• Bolles has a proud tradition of sending graduates to military academies and prep schools. This year, Bolles has at least 1 student attending each of the three federal military academies—Army, Navy and Air Force.
• In what may be a school record, members of the Class of 2017 are attending colleges in 30 different states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
• For the first time in school history, 3 members of a Bolles graduating class are attending UC-Berkeley.
• The Class of 2017 is exploring new territories—students are attending 11 different colleges where it has been at least 20 years since—or maybe the first time ever—a Bolles graduate has attended. These include: Ave Maria
University, the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the College of Wooster in Ohio, Garden City Community College in Kansas, Norwich University in Vermont, Seattle University, Stevenson University in Maryland, UC-Santa Cruz, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Toronto and Walsh University in Ohio.
• Many members of the Class of 2017 will join honors colleges at universities around the country, including Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, College of Charleston, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Northeastern, Ole Miss and South Carolina.
• 2 members of the Class of 2017 will begin their college careers in Europe—1 in Florence and 1 in Paris.
• 1 member of the Class of 2017 will join the International Business Education Alliance at the University of South Carolina, spending time in Columbia; Mannheim, Germany; Rio de Janeiro, and Singapore. Another will enter South Carolina’s International Business and Chinese Enterprise Program, splitting time between Columbia and Hong Kong.
• Members of the Class of 2017 have earned highly selective, full academic scholarships which include: a Trustee Scholarship at Boston University; a Benacquisto Scholarship at University of Florida and a Johnson Scholarship at Washington & Lee.