Board reveals college destinations

MILFORD – Some Milford High graduates are going far afield this year in search of higher education.

Although most of the 155 students attending post-secondary schools are staying in New England, one student will be going to Bath Spa University in Bath, England, and two are heading up to Ontario, Canada, to Queens University and the University of Guelph. Three are going to The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and another to the University of Texas in Austin.

The largest number of graduates, 32, are going to Nashua Community College. The University of New Hampshire will get 11.

But some are going to distant community colleges: one to Arapahoe Community College in Colorado and another to Northwest Wyoming Community College.

The list of college destinations was given out at the June 18 School Board meeting, along with “noteworthy acceptances from recent years” that include four Ivy League schools: Brown, Cornell, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.

Other recent acceptances include Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Mount Holyoke College, Tufts University and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Superintendent Robert Suprenant told the board that about 71 percent of the class of 2012 is going on to two- or four-year programs, and this year a few more than usual will attend two-year colleges.

“Whether that reflects the economy or the cost of the institutions, we don’t know, but they are all off to a good start,” he said.