2019 Fuqua Lunenburg graduate

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Fuqua School held its commencement on Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the Upper School campus. Keeping with the tradition of inviting alumni to deliver the commencement address, this year’s guest speaker was 2006 Fuqua School graduate, Julia La Roche. La Roche continued her education by attending the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and graduating in 2010 with a major in Journalism and Mass Communications. La Roche now resides in New York City and currently serves as a senior writer and on-air reporter for Yahoo Finance. In addition to her career accomplishments, La Roche was also crowned Miss New York in 2014 and competed in the Miss United States pageant.

Fuqua School’s Class of 2019 has nine summa cum laude (GPA 4.0+) graduates, eight magna cum laude (GPA 3.6 – 3.99) graduates, and eight cum laude (GPA 3.2 – 3.59). Fuqua School’s 34 graduates were collectively offered over $6.6 million in scholarships to various colleges and universities. The 2019 Fuqua School graduates will use $1.9 million in academic scholarships for an average of $59,375 in financial assistance for each senior.

The Fuqua School graduate from Lunenburg County is Ireland Hamilton Seagle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Seagle. Ireland plans to attend Randolph-Macon College in the fall. She graduates summa cum laude and is a member of the Cum Laude Society. Ireland is a member of the English, History, Music, and Science Honor Societies and has earned the Silver Service Award and Friends of Fuqua Award. She is also the recipient of the Wall English Award.