Senior Destinations, 2019-2020

Dear CHS Class of 2020,

Congratulations on your graduation! After four chaotic years together, we may celebrate this important milestone knowing that we have emerged from high school stronger and smarter.

We spent hours and hours together cramped in the classrooms of Columbia, ostensibly learning about biology, essay writing and algebraic equations, but it was not those lessons that we will most dearly treasure. Rather, we will best remember our abilities to unite for activism, to make others smile, to empathize and to defeat the odds.

After black men and women were brutally killed by the police in May, we joined in the national movement and flooded the streets, marching as over a thousand strong. Earlier this school year, we walked to town hall, protesting for action against climate change. During our sophomore year, we tied orange cloths around the fences in remembrance of the many lives lost to gun violence. And during our freshman year, we marched out of the school in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

As if these events didn’t prove how strong we are as a class, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us inside to learn from home. Our senior year did not end as we expected as we missed out on the iconic events we have been looking forward to since we entered the district. More importantly, we mourn those lost, including the parents who constituted such a vital part of our community.

This pandemic has put a mark on our class that will never be forgotten and has severely impacted our senior year, but it does not define us as a class. We watched the talented artists of CHS in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Hairspray” and “Mary Poppins,” holding our breath as the musical cast enchanted us with their lively numbers. We cheered nonstop for the Special Dance Company and occasionally sang and danced along. We jumped up and down as our incredible sports teams went on to win title after title, achievement after achievement, making us proud every season. Our senior year brought us our football team’s first home win that we had seen during our time at CHS. We took part in our school’s first—and last—winter formal and racked up an insane amount of book fines, which we are still working on paying off. Lastly, we never stopped standing up for ourselves in the face of the uncertain nature of CHS—asbestos, ceiling collapses, rats, principal changes, that chicken that kept appearing on the stairwell windowsill, and all.

After all we have been through together, we are confident in each of our abilities to succeed not only in the next few years, but in life. To all the devoted teachers, counselors, custodians, cafeteria staffers, librarians, and administrators, thank you for helping to educate, comfort, and nurture us as we went from wee kindergarteners to mature-ish seniors; you truly made our time in the district special. Some of us have been together since elementary and will fondly remember the friendships forged and the knowledge gained here. We are excited to see what everyone does as CHS graduates in the world and once again offer our congratulations.


The Columbian 2019-20 Editorial Board

*If you are a graduating CHS senior whose information we do not have, whose information is inaccurate in any way, or whose name is not on this list, please contact us through email ( or ( so that we can promptly fill in your senior destination. Congrats to the CHS class of 2020!

Thank you to Liz Petroccia for massively helping gather data for this list. Without her hard work and dedicationto the school and senior class this list would not have been possible during such a difficult time!

Last NameFirst NamePost Grad Institution
AcheeOnikeMontclair State University
AcostaRichardRutgers University - New Brunswick
AdeyinkaDaniellaRutgers University - New Brunswick
AgbaOdinakaWilliam Paterson University
AguileraNicoleFlorida International University
AllenJanaeUnion County College
Allison-WayHazelWesleyan University
AmanatLouisaDrew University
AmarMayaFlorida Atlantic University
SUNY Purchase
AmobiKenechukwuUniversity of Pittsburgh
AndersonBeaSUNY Purchase
AndersonElizaSchool of Visual Arts
AndersonTaylorNew Jersey City University
AndraszMadelineUniversity of Vermont
AnknerWalterAmerican University
AnthonyHannahNortheastern University
Kean University
ArnottParkerSeton Hall University
AugusteShanilLouisiana State University
AyambireJustinWIlliam Paterson University
BabiEthanRutgers University - New Brunswick
BakerLindsayUniversity of Colorado Boulder
BaluyutEabhaSUNY Purchase
Bank-WalkerSabinaSUNY Binghamton
BaptisteAniyahRutgers University - New Brunswick
BarrettRyanneTufts University
BarronElizabethRochester Institute of Technology
BayCaitlinUniversity of California - San Diego
Ben-AriOriCollege of William & Mary
BensonKylaRowan University
BerenbergSophieWilliam Paterson University
BernardThandiweUniversity College Dublin
BetheaZarriaHampton University
BetheilEllieSusquehanna University
BongiornoOliviaSUNY Binghamton
BooseAmeliaCarnegie Mellon University
BoyerAidanUniversity of Colorado Boulder
BradbySageRutgers University- New Brunswick
BradleyJoshuaRutgers University - Newark
BratterGraceCase Western Reserve University
BratterNolaDuquesne University
BroncelXanderVrije Universiteit - Amsterdam
BrownsteinHannahGap Year - University of Michigan
BryantMaxImperial College London
Bryant IIJeffreyEckerd College
BurttBenjaminSUNY Binghamton
ByronMoriahBloomfield College
CajusteGaelleSeton Hall University
CanningJessicaWesleyan University
CarbonaraHelenPratt Institute
Carey JrAnthonyBloomfield College
CarlsonPaigeLehigh University
CarltonSamanthaUniversity of South Carolina
Carter AliIdris
Castro CortezJairo
Cesaire JrMichel-Ange
ChambersKarleySyracuse University
CharlesAdunniAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
ChristianVioletDrexel University
ClarkeCeceliaColgate University
ClarkeEleanorCase Western Reserve University
ClarkeIvorWesleyan University
CobleJuliaTemple University
CohenMiltonUniversity of Pittsburgh
Condry-PowerAliceSkidmore College
CotardJaydenKean University
CrosbyMaximilianMcGill University
CutlerJonathanUniversity of Colorado Boulder
da SilvaBrianNortheastern University
DabbJulietteUniversity of Rochester
DallisonJasmineCarleton University
DanielsSakinahKent State University
DavisJanineAlbright College
DavisMadisonTemple University
DeanEmmaIthaca College
DeLucaElizabethUniversity of Edinburgh
DeutschMiaUniversity of Delaware
DevesJessica YvonneRutgers University - Newark
Doherty VJamesRutgers University
Dohman IISheldonKean University
DonachieFinleyRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
DonneyNinaIthaca College
DorielanAnjieMontclair State University
DorielanMichaeulaUnion County College
DorvilKimberleyAlbright College
DoubekZacharyUniversity of Delaware
DoveTyannaThe New School
DuBoseSashaNew York University
DuncanAdinUniversity of the Arts
DwyerAidanUniversity of Colorado Boulder
ElliottOliviaTulane University
EnglishSainyaNew York Institute of Technology
EnglishSantioRowan University
ErhamzaIsabellaRingling College of Art and Design
EricksonJuliaUniversity of Michigan
EthanJuliaUniversity of Maryland
ExantusChardegeDean College
ExilusDeshawnnaRutgers University - Newark
EzeokoliAngelU.S. Naval Academy
FaganEvanUniversity of Virginia
FalconerDanielSUNY Purchase
FanfanAleyahGap Year
FardinJuliaUniversity of Colorado Boulder
FastovJamieUniversity of Delaware
FaulknorNicolaiGrambling State University
FavorsDaltonMorehouse College
FeinOscarNorwich University
FeinbergAlexSkidmore College
FergusLeahMarist College
FergusonTrayRider University
FilsElijahWilliam Paterson University
FisherTyreseWilliam Paterson University
FleetwoodSamuelLehigh University
FlorioAniyahNorth Carolina State University
FlowersHet-HeruRutgers University - New Brunswick
FoleyMauraThe College of New Jersey
ForbesMichelleRutgers University - New Brunswick
FoxDanielIthaca College
Freedson-JacksonAnitaMontclair State University
GagneLucyNew York University
GagnierJulienThe New School
GarciaIsabellaRutgers University - New Brunswick
GardnerAbbyGeorgetown University
GarrisonAyaneVassar College
GaudelliAlexanderUniversity of Central Florida
GeraghtyJackGap Year
GerardFrenchescaWinston-Salem State University
GertnerBenjaminWesleyan University
GilesJeremyJohns Hopkins University
GlassJessicaIndiana University
GlynnAlexanderHarvard University
GoldbergStephanieUniversity of Delaware
GoldmanEthanCornell University
GomezBryanGap Year
GoodenOneilFairleigh Dickinson University
GordonEllisRutgers University - New Brunswick
GreeneDrewEssex County College
GrewWilliamDrexel University
GrinhauzLilyUniversity of Massachusetts
GrumieauxHudsonIthaca College
GualpaJacquelynCaldwell University
GulinoChiaraNew York University
HalperinEthanEmerson College
HamantJackUniversity of Massachusetts
HamptonMayaPenn State University
HaniphNoahNortheastern University
HankeyEmmaSUNY Purchase
HardingHannahPace University
HarrisGabriellaGap Year
HasslerHudsonIthaca College
HealyBrynMount Holyoke College
HenryValentinaFlorida Atlantic University
HerbertDylanOccidental College
HerreroEmmaSyracuse University
HinesSaulCulinary Institute of America
HirschOliviaNortheastern University
HodgesKyeWilliam Patterson University
HoldbrookFredrickLackawanna College
HollenbeckMadeleineElon University
HolmesCharlizeRider University
HolmesDa'siyaBloomfield College
HossainTarekNew Jersey Institute of Technology
HowellJosiahGap Year
HubscherRileyNortheastern University
HuetzCaitlynRutgers University - New Brunswick
HugelDanaUniversity of Pittsburgh
IkeUjunwaCaldwell University
JacobsonSophiaWest Virginia University
JahangirArmaanCUNY Baruch College
Jean BaptisteTheresaInter-American U Puerto Rico
Jin-HendelAnnabelleBryn Mawr College
JohnsonAlexanderCUNY Baruch College
JohnsonGeorgeUniversity of Colorado Boulder
JohnsonSageSt. Joseph's College
JohnsonTaniyahLincoln University
JolimereNathanielWilliam Patterson University
JonesArchieCalifornia Polytechnic State University
JonesIsabella-MarieRutgers University
JonesJessicaLehigh University
JonesRileyClemson University
JosephAnthonyLincoln Technical Institute
JosephJuniorDrew University
JosephSamanthaRutgers University - Newark
KalogerouAlexandrosStevens Institute of Technology
KamenBenjaminBrandeis University
KasdanJacobSyracuse University
KellySimoneOhio State University
KerrAshantahMontclair State University
KinardBriaRutgers University - New Brunswick
KingDjavanUnion County College
KoenigMichelleUrsinus College
KonanAurianneFlorida Atlantic University
KoneAbdul RazakUniversity of Massachusetts
KorantengSamuelMontclair State University
KorbichAlexandraUniversity of Colorado Boulder
KosikConnorWorcester Polytechnic Institute
KovacsColeLasell University
KraussMayaClark University
Kremer GuhaZubinYale University
La PalermaGiannaSt. Joseph's University
LackeyErinElon University
LaheyMargaretUniversity of New Hampshire
LambertBryanaWilliam Patterson
LawrenceSophiePace University
LeaderKylePenn State University
LemonnierRachelGap Year
LennonZohlayWest Virginia University
LeonardCarolinePenn State University
LermanCarlyTulane University
LevyMargotBarnard College
LevySamanthaEckerd College
LewisKimberleEmerson College
LicataSofiaThe New School
LindstromJackSUNY Cobleskill
LinternJosephRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
LippCameronNew York University
LittleMaiaRaritan Valley College
LormanLindseyPenn State University
Louis-JacquesSchneidineLynn University
Love JrCahil
LucasAshleyMontclair State University
LueyAidenCalifornia Polytechnic State University
LustanZacharyRutgers University - New Brunswick
LynchDeclanUniversity of Delaware
Lyons WatsonShayannaMontclair State University
MachadoArianaRutgers University - New Brunswick
MainiSumerIndiana University
MaloneyMargaretDuquesne University
MaloofDanielFranklin and Marshall College
ManasseFlerishaCollege of Saint Elizabeth
MannEthanGap Year
MarbaixSarahIthaca College
MarcusOliviaUniversity of Maryland
MartinsMarcusAmerican University
MastersEthanSyracuse University
Matos-BowlesSabreenMontclair State University
McClardKarinaPace University
McCourtClaraNortheastern University
Middlesex County College
McEwanRuariMcGill University
MehlmanAriNew York University
MeiselsJonahKenyon College
MenardNicholasMontclair State University
MencariniLilyBard College
MencariniSofiaMonmouth University
MercierBerniltonSt. John's University
MesidorTaishaCaldwell University
MesseriEthanUniversity of Michigan
MiahSophiaPratt Institute
MillerGeorgiaKean University
MillerJordanSavannah College of Art and Design
MillerOliviaUniversity of Wisconsin
MischelElianaUniversity of Delaware
Mitchell JrKenyada
MolokwuBrittneyNew York University
MontanoMikaylaNew York University
MooreMaximusDelaware Valley University
MoorePhillipMcDaniel College
MorrisBenjaminThe New School
MoselyErinIthaca College
MosteiroMeganUniversity of Florida
MozellFrancheskaNew Jersey City University
MuhammadJordanNorthwestern University
MuracoDominicMontclair State University
MurrayAnnaNortheastern University
Nazhat Al FatalDaniah
NelsonAllysaFlorida Atlantic University
NicholasMichaelBerklee College of Music
NijmanHannahDean College
NobleAlexanderMacalester College
NoelElsaRutgers University - New Brunswick
NorthfieldTimothyPenn State University
NwadinmaKingsleyBloomfield College
O'ConnellMollyProvidence College
O'MaraColinLoyola University Maryland
OcceasJohnWilliam Patterson University
OceanYasleeFelicia University
OchsSierraSyracuse University
OffiahJeffreyMontclair State University
OlaodeStephenRutgers University
OlittTateTufts University
OnyemaechiBenedictYork College
OrjiIfeomaMontclair State University
PaganJasonStevens Institute of Technology
PalumboBrandonGeorge Washington University
ParryJackUniversity of Maryland
PasternakAnnieUniversity of Vermont
PattonCharlesUniversity of Colorado Boulder
PayneAndrewPurdue University
PeirisMayaBryn Mawr College
Pendergrass JrCorey
PhanorAnayaKean University
Pierre-PaulJethroWestern Connecticut State University
PierresaintGerardBloomfield College
PiersonAinsleyWake Forest University
PinkowitzJingminOhio State University
PrangerImogenOberlin College
RahmaniFridaPurchase College Conservatory
RancesEthanUniversity of Vermont
RatnerAbigailUniversity of Michigan
RavixFredericaMiddlebury College
RednikSydneySyracuse University
ReedAcadiaIthaca College
ReiningaEmmaCoker University
Rivera JimenezDevon
RobertsBenjaminDrexel University
University of Vermont
RohanTimothyNortheastern University
RomanMyaKean University
RomanoNatashaSUNY Binghamton
RosenbergPoeUniversity of Vermont
RosenbergSariGap Year - University of Michigan
RosesAnnabelleUniversity of Salford
RothsteinDaniellaTufts University
RufoloJuliannaLafayette College
RufoloLaraClemson University
SabinQuincyVirginia State University
SachsBenjaminGap Year
SalinardoClaireUniversity of South Carolina
SamekLucyHunter College
SandsVictoriaUniversity of Maryland
SanjurjoErlindaPenn State University
SartoriKatherineUniversity of Rhode Island
SaydahSkyeAmerican University
SchabackerWilliamU.S. Naval Academy
SchloffNoahUniversity of Rochester
SchmittMaximilianMontclair State University
SchwartzbergJosieSan Diego State University
SchwartzbergMylieMount Holyoke College
SelesnickZoeRutgers University - New Brunswick
SharmaKiranGeorge Washington University
ShiresNicholasUniversity of Washington
SidersIsaiahRider University
SimonielloSofiaGap Semester
SinclairDrewAnna Maria College
SladeJakobAmerican University
SlavinZoeUniversity of Maryland
SolomonSarahUniversity of Vermont
SoupiosAveryRutgers University - New Brunswick
Spence-DawkinsRaegh'eneCaldwell University
St. PierreWilliam
StephanAlexaUniversity of Maryland
StevensConnorBloomfield College
StewartSanayahBloomfield College
StruggerAbigailUniversity of Rochester
SullivanAidanPratt Institute
SullivanClaireBard College
SullivanLilyLynn University
SundueMaxwellBerklee College of Music
SvitavskyBenjaminRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
TabakinMargotSt. John's College, Santa Fe
TaylorBrianUniversity of Massachusetts
TeitelbaumDanielUniversity of Oregon
Thatcher-KeanePhelanRamapo College of New Jersey
ThibodeauTrumanTemple University
ThompkinsMarquesWilliam Paterson University
ThompsonDizayWilliam Paterson University
ToddBillieUniversity of Central Florida
ToledoSuzanneJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
TorrenteJacintoEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University
TuohySaraGap Year - University of New Hampshire
TuriAnthonyUniversity of Denver
Van DoornikAnnaRowan University
Vande VusseOliviaTulane University
VictoriousEricNew Jersey Institute of Technology
VidalJamilaKean University
VincentCalebEssex County College
VromanJuliaUniversity of Pittsburgh
WaldenEthanCareer + Art
WaldonJackColorado State University
WanciqueSamsonRamapo College
WardAshleyWilliam Paterson University
WendtEloiseUniversity of Connecticut
WestAlexanderTemple University
WestPearlGap Year
Whelan-SmallJesseHobart and William Smith Colleges
WhippleAtticusWest Virginia University
WhiteAmoriUniversity of Texas at Dallas
WhiteNylaMontclair State University
WhiteheadChloeEsthetician School
Wiafe JrLawrence
Los Angeles Recording School
WileyAsaadEssex County College
WilliamsAnnaUniversity of California - Davis
WilliamsNiaHampton University
WilliamsTerrelUniversity of Connecticut
WilnerEmilyGeorge Mason University
WisselAmeliaNew York University
WolffAveryThe New School
WollardDarcyUniversity of Delaware
WolpovSamsonIndiana University
WolterIsabelSmith College
WoodsJackUniversity of Notre Dame
Essex County College
YandaAaronOberlin College
YoungJordanAmerican University
YoungJuliaUniversity of Surrey
ZackerMartinaUniversity of Michigan
Zelaya IIKurtBloomfield College
ZelevanskyEvaLim College
ZinnerLilaNew York University
ZubietaNooriPrinceton University
ZurloCristinaStony Brook University


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