Each year at The John Cooper School, seniors who have attended the school continuously since kindergarten are designated as Cooper Pioneers. Twenty eight seniors, or over 25 percent of the 104-member Class of 2020, will be recognized as Pioneers at Cooper’s Commencement on July 18. The tradition was established at Commencement for the Class of 2001, when The Woodlands founder George Mitchell and Cynthia Woods Mitchell bestowed special shawls on the first Cooper Pioneers.
Cooper Pioneers from the Class of 2020 will attend a diverse array schools; among them are in-state schools such as University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M and Baylor, out-of-state schools such as Notre Dame, Penn State, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt, Princeton, George Washington and Savannah College of Art and Design.
The 2020 Cooper Pioneers are Anna Claire Adam, Matthew Beaty, Caitlin Blank, Callum Burton, Emily Chandler, Lauren Cordes, Paige Cromley, Alanna Crowell, Anisa Davis, Vincent DeMonico, Haley Edone, Sereen Faruqi, Aleena Fayaz, Pablo Vargas-Flower, Alina Gill, Jacob Hayley, Kiyah Joseph, Stuart Lunn, Michael McGurk, Avery Nakahara, Antonio Pastrana, Anna Perugini, Cameron Reed, Avery Schlichter, Christopher Seymour, Alexandra Sims, Rishi Wahi and Hannah Weinman.
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.