Mary Persons High School set a new record in the modern era with 18 seniors admitted to the University of Georgia for Fall 2020.
Principal Dr. Jim Finch said that’s a new record for acceptance into the state’s flagship university in his time at Mary Persons, breaking last year’s record of 16. Finch has been at MPHS since 2007.
Three MP seniors were also admitted to Georgia Tech.
Asked why, Finch said he really doesn’t know.
“The longer I do this job,” said Finch, “the more the college admissions process confuses me.”
Finch said the class of 2020 is strong, but that the class of 2019 actually had the best grades, SAT and AP scores of any.