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Meet the Team: BL Admissions Department

In a typical year, Bishop Lynch High School gets nearly 600 applicants to the incoming freshman class. There are many recruitment events on campus like eighth-grade class visits; family tours; student shadow days; Coffee, Talk and Tour programs for parents; and the annual BL Sunday Open House.

There are some new faces in the Bishop Lynch admissions department, and the department now plays a big role in the retention of BL students as well as their initial recruitment. As part of the school’s strategic planning, BL has evolved its admissions leadership to the full enrollment management purview. Bishop Lynch is truly leading the way when it comes to enrollment management and its four key components of admission management, retention, research, and marketing.
Molly Averitt, Director of Enrollment Management
Molly Averitt joined the BL leadership team in July 2021. Molly brought her 10 years of admissions experience at The Hockaday School to Bishop Lynch. With international student recruitment experience and a keen eye toward the complete student life cycle, Molly looks forward to growing – and supporting – BL’s vibrant student body.

Now meet the admissions team members who help attract, recruit and retain students as young as kindergarteners with Summer at BL, Club Friar and Future Friar Nights all the way through incoming freshmen and high school transfers.

Lauren Shirley, Associate Director of Admissions
Lauren Shirley is a familiar face in the admissions department at Bishop Lynch. Lauren has been welcoming families into the Friar fold for nearly five years. Lauren helps families with last names L-Z through the admissions process.

Homero Guerrero II, Associate Director of Admissions
Homero Guerrero II is back on campus after graduating from BL in 2005. He has worked in education for the past 13 years. He will help both families with last names A-K and Spanish-speakers through the admissions process.

Celeste Cerda, Admission Associate for Community Engagement
Celeste Cerda coordinates events for K-8 future Friars from BL’s free Club Friar membership program to Summer at BL camps. Celeste is bringing her law firm and coaching experience to organize exciting activities for our youngest future Friars to get acquainted with the BL campus.

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Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963