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On Friday, May 23rd, the members of BWYA’s graduating Class of 2014 strode across the stage at the 21st Century Hotel Grand Ballroom, collecting their diplomas as proud parents, peers, teachers and friends looked on. This marked the last day for this year’s pack of 44 Wolves as BWYA students, but, as Head of School Wang Hong noted, “even though you leave us today, you will always be part of the Beijing World Youth Academy Wolf Pack and we will be thinking of you wherever your paths may lead.” This year’s cohort have again been accepted at top universities around the world.

The audience listened to speeches by student speaker Nikolaus Graf von Waldersee, as well his father, parent speaker Christoph Graf von Waldersee. Faculty speaker April Wang, who had been a homeroom teacher for this year group for over 5 years, shared a moving and encouraging speech, filled with anecdotes that painted a clear picture of this group as a caring, fun and engaged group. In addition to conveying all graduates with a BWYA diploma, a number of graduates were recognised with awards. Tony Sun was the recipient of the Outstanding Student award. Additional award recipients were Tom Zhang for intellectual curiosity, Trista Zheng for principled character, and David Wright for intercultural understanding.

We are proud of our graduates and wish them much success in all of their future endeavours!

Class of 2014 University Acceptances

As of May 20, 2014


Boston University
University of California, Davis*
University of California, Irvine*
University of California, Los Angeles*
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego*
University of California, Santa Barbara*
University of California, Santa Cruz
Case Western
University of Colorado
University of Delaware
Fordham University
George Washington*
Hobart & William Smith
University of Indiana – Bloomington*
University of Iowa*
Johns Hopkins
Maryland Institute College of Art
Michigan State University*
University of Nebraska
North Carolina State
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Southern California
Southern Methodist University
St. John’s
Stony Brook
University of Texas, Austin
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington*
University of Wisconsin, Madison


University of Alberta
University of British Columbia*
Simon Fraser University*
University of Toronto*
University of Waterloo
Western University
University of Windsor*
York University*


University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Arts London – London College of Fashion*
London Metropolitan University
University of Stirling
University of St. Andrews
University College London
Lancaster University
University of Warwick

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Korea University
Seoul National University


Chulalongkorn University

*Indicates institutions with multiple acceptances.

Photo credit: Xing Yang Jian