Senior College Spotlight: Where did GALA Class of 2022 seniors commit to college?


GALA seniors (credit to Kaitlyn Haley for creation of each image)

A few college decisions from GALA 2022 seniors

It has been a treacherous year for college admissions as we saw admissions rates go down as far as 3.19% at Harvard University. Through the craziness of the pandemic and the way that that impacted college admissions, this year has not been an easy one for the Class of 2022.

After many long months of writing essays and submitting applications and tediously waiting for their acceptances, they are finally done. Some of the seniors are staying here in Los Angeles while others are getting as far away from home as possible. You’ve probably seen the 35 seniors walking around campus wearing college sweatshirts. After going through the college admission process, it is well deserved.

This tradition originally started with the first graduating class in 2020. It is an amazing way for students to share where they are committing to college, but it is also a way to inspire the sixth through 11th graders to know that they can do it, too. While the process is long and treacherous, the rewards are well worth it. The Class of 2022 wishes the best of luck to the Class of 2023 in their college endeavors.

Now the answers you’ve all been waiting for: where did the Class of 2022 commit?

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Sophia Hernandez

California State University, Chico – Janelly Andino, Amanda Howard Johnson

California State University, Los Angeles – Emilie Ayala, Madeline Dominguez, Grace Martin,
Daisy Martinez, Nathalie Molina, Bellamy Ware

California State University, Northridge – Fiona Agular, Attallah Muhammad, Brooke Wilner

Duke University – Joanne Chae

Jackson State University – Kaitlyn Haley

McGill University – Lana Neulander

Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Hannah Reilly

Mount Holyoke College – Hannah Landau

Mount Saint Mary’s University – Natali Barajas Garcia, Ixchel Gonzalez, Olivia Liu,
Shania Ponce

Northwestern University – Olivia Li Fopeano

Pennsylvania State University – Selene Garcia

Santa Monica College – Kaylee Clemente

University of California, Berkeley – Eugenia Choe

University of California, Irvine – Abigail Aroutunian Zeil

University of California, Los Angeles – Audrey Solarz

University of California, Merced – Valerie De Leon Chavarria, Yessenia Martinez

University of California, Riverside – Caitlyn Park

University of California, San Diego – Odessa Castillo

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business – Serene Hwang

University of Wisconsin – Madison Savannah Anderson

West Los Angeles College – Natalie Ayala, Alexia Furbert

Let’s all congratulate the Class of 2022 on their accomplishments! Through the years they’ve spent at GALA they have thrived. Good luck to all of our seniors on their college journey!