Congratulations to the Class of 2022


Seniors in the Class of 2022


million in scholarships and awards earned


million in scholarship dollars utilized


National Merit Finalists (3), National Merit Commended Students (9), and College Board National Recognition Programs (17 Scholars), including Juniors (10) and Seniors (19)


AP Scholars (20), AP Scholars with Honor (2) and AP Scholars with Distinction (3)

College Acceptances to Date

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  • The Class of 2022

    The numbers in parentheses indicate schools where more than one student has been accepted. Watch our list as it continues to grow!

    Abilene Christian University
    American University (2)
    Appalachian State University
    Arizona State University (5) 
    Auburn University (18)
    Austin College
    Baylor University (12) 
    Belmont University (5)
    Blinn College
    Boise State University
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Centre College
    Chapman University
    Clemson University (5)
    College of Charleston (3)
    College of the Holy Cross
    Colorado School of Mines (2)
    Colorado State University (6)
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University (2)
    Creighton University
    Dallas College
    DePaul University
    Drake University (2)
    Drexel University
    Eastern Michigan University
    Furman University (4)
    George Mason University (2)
    George Washington University (3) 
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Harvard College (2)
    Hendrix College (2) 
    Houston Baptist University
    Houston Community College
    Howard University
    Ithaca College
    Lewis & Clark College 
    Louisiana State University (15) 
    Loyola University Chicago (7)
    Marist College
    Marymount Manhattan College
    McMurry University
    Miami University
    Michigan State University
    Mississippi State University 
    New York University
    North Carolina State University (2)
    Northern Arizona University (2)
    Occidental College
    Ohio State University (2)
    Ohio University
    Oklahoma State University
    Oregon State University
    Pace University (2)
    Penn State University
    Pepperdine University
    Purdue University (3)
    Randolph-Macon College
    Rice University (2)
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Southern Methodist University (20)
    Southwestern University (8)
    St. John's College
    Stephen F. Austin State University (2)
    Stony Brook University
    Tarleton State University
    Texas A&M University (28) 
    Texas Christian University (30)
    Texas State University (3) 
    Texas Tech University (11)
    Trinity University (5)
    Tulane University (2)
    University of Alabama (21)
    University of Arizona (4) 
    University of Arkansas (17)
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles (2)
    University of California, San Diego (3)
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Colorado Boulder (6)
    University of Colorado Denver 
    University of Denver (2)
    University of Florida
    University of Georgia (11)
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa
    University of Houston
    University of Houston-Downtown
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Kansas (3)
    University of Kentucky
    University of Maryland
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan (2)
    University of Michigan - Flint
    University of Mississippi (25)
    University of Missouri
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    University of New Mexico (2)
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of North Texas (2)
    University of Oklahoma (37)
    University of Oregon (2)
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Richmond (2)
    University of Rochester
    University of South Carolina (7)
    University of St Andrews
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville (8)
    University of Texas at Arlington (2)
    University of Texas at Austin (10)
    University of Texas at Dallas (2)
    University of Texas at Tyler
    University of Tulsa (2) 
    University of Utah (2)
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington (2)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University (2)
    Washington College
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Whitman College
    William & Mary
    Yale College


colleges and universities FWCD graduates will attend

Commencement Ceremony


Class of 2022 Commencement Exercises

Class of 2022 Commencement Exercises
The commencement ceremony takes place at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary MacGorman Auditorium (4616 Stanley Avenue, Fort Worth 76115) at 7 p.m. Seniors have reserved seats for eight family members. Additional guests are encouraged to attend and sit in the main seating area. Graduation will be livestreamed on the School’s graduation website at for out-of-town family members and guests. The livestream will begin at 6 p.m. with a graduate slideshow on loop until the ceremony starts. A video of the ceremony will be available on that website the week of May 16.

The Graduates

Xixi Hillman, Valedictorian

Xixi Hillman is Fort Worth Country Day’s Class of 2022 Valedictorian. She will attend The University of Texas at Austin and double major in Biochemistry and Plan II Honors. Her long-term goal is to earn an MD/PhD. A National Merit Commended Student, Hillman has been a part of the FWCD family since fifth grade. “I chose Fort Worth Country Day because the community was welcoming when I visited,” Hillman said. “I was paired with a student of Mr. [Dan] Bloch [H’06], and ironically, in my fifth-grade year, he became my advisor.” Read more about Xixi.

Joaquin Castro-Balbi, Salutatorian

An FWCD Original, Joaquin Castro-Balbi is Fort Worth Country Day’s Class of 2022 Salutatorian. He will attend Harvard University and study Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science. “I found that its [Harvard] blend of robust engineering resources and renowned humanities most appealed to my interests,” Castro-Balbi shared. A National Merit Finalist, a College Board National Hispanic Recognition Programs Scholar, and a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate, Castro-Balbi is a well-rounded, 3A’s student committed to excellence in every aspect of his school experience and beyond. Read more about Joaquin.

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Senior Walkout

Cap & Gown Parade

Senior Sunrise

Senior Lunch (with Bubbles!)

Senior Alumni Induction


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