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Lindbergh High School Celebrates the Class of 2019

May 31, 2019

Students in Lindbergh High School’s 66th graduating class were awarded more than $23 million in scholarships this year, Principal Dr. Eric Cochran said during the school’s Class of 2019 graduation ceremony, May 28 at Chaifetz Arena. Of the 535 graduates, 84.7 percent plan to attend college, 2.2 percent plan to enroll in schools of advanced training, 3.4 percent plan to serve in the military, 8.4 percent plan to enter the workforce, and 1.3 percent are undecided.

Senior speakers Henry Volkman and Alex Foerstel encourage their classmates to both journey out of their comfort zones but also remember the big Lindbergh family where they grew, gave back, and learned how to care for one another. Volkman recalled the important life lessons that he learned on a journey through Eifel National Park during his exchange trip to Germany.

"I encourage everyone here to step outside your sphere of influence, and I say this in the hope that you will embrace the uncomfortable journey and explore through the forest like I have," Volkman said.

Foerstel applauded his classmates for founding organizations dedicated to inclusion, service and kindness toward all.

"The amount of empathy that the people in this room have exhibited toward others is outstanding," Foerstel said. "This group is like a huge family. We all come together to support the people we love."

Once again this year, LHS was ranked among America’s best high schools by U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post – and with good reason. In this year’s class, 262 students were awarded scholarships, among those 54 Missouri Bright Flight Scholarships; 36 athletic scholarships; 160 A+ scholarships and 23 music, theatre and arts scholarships.

The Class of 2019 also includes six National Merit Finalists, six National Merit Semifinalists, four National Merit Commended Students and 17 International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates.

Lindbergh High School Class of 2019: By the Numbers

  • Graduates: 535
  • Graduates attending college: 453 (84.7 percent)
    • Four-year colleges: 317
    • Two-year colleges: 136
  • Schools of advanced training: 12 (2.2 percent)
  • Military service: 18 (3.4 percent)
  • Employment: 45 (8.4 percent)
  • Undecided: 7 (1.3 percent)