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Profile of the Class of 2016

The Kensington Woods Class of 2016 graduated 20 students on June 3, 2016. This was Kensington Woods' 20th cohort to graduate as well as its first cohort who had been with the school since eighth grade. Below are some highlights of the Class of 2016:

100% of graduates were accepted into college

Students who were dual-enrolled in college while at Kensington Woods earned, on average, over 30 college credits to take to college with them.

Graduates were accepted into a variety of colleges and universities that include Michigan Technological University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, New York Film Academy, Northern Michigan University, Spring Arbor University, Washtenaw Community College, Lansing Community College and Oakland Community College as well as various branches of the Armed Services, including the Marines, the Army and the Air Force. Graduates will study fields including early childhood education, acting, motorcycle engineering, psychology, music business and production, information assurance and automotive.

Graduates received prestigious honors including the WXYZTV's Brightest and the Best, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Ronald Mosier Memorial Award by the Mathematical Association of America – Michigan Section as well as academic and character awards.

Graduates earned over $199,000 in scholarships, including a $20,000 Emerald Scholarship to Eastern Michigan University; the Trustee Scholarship from Spring Arbor University, a $48,000 scholarship; a $14,000 scholarship from the New York Film Academy; an $8,000 scholarship from Ferris State University; and scholarships to Michigan Technological University for over $43,000. Graduates also received scholarships to Oakland University, Grand Valley University and other universitys and colleges totalling over $65,000.

Graduates researched and developed service projects during their year-long Senior Exhibition project, investigating a wide range of topics including PTSD in Combat Veterans, Guns in America, Improving Education, What happened to American Baseball?, Sustainable Landscaping, Public Perception of Depression, Religion and Society, Rethinking the American Voting System, Energy Reduction in the US, Video Game and their Effect on Society and Self-Esteem.