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College Counseling


Class of 2021 Graduates

83 students attending 45 colleges in 18 states and the District of Columbia.


of the Class of 2021

11% of our 2021 Graduates matriculated at a college where no other Cape Henry student is enrolled.


of Our 2021 Graduates

58% of the Class of 2021 will attend an out-of-state college or university.

The College Counseling Office seeks to ensure that all students are known and valued, pushed to recognize what is great about themselves, taught to be self advocates, and given clear guidance in accomplishing the steps required to apply and gain admission to colleges which represent superior educational and personal matches.

Self-reflection, discovery, and growth are what the college process is all about. Yet today, far too often a student’s sense of self gets entirely wrapped up in admissions decisions from a small handful of colleges.

At Cape Henry, the College Counseling Office is focused on the process. We believe that giving our students the room to discover their interests, the power to find their voice, and the skills necessary to navigate a complex process inevitably leads to college choices that will optimize their future successes.

College Counseling is an amazing resource—transforming a stressful college process into a fun personal experience. they are always there to listen, answer questions, and provide meaningful advice! Because of them. I feel confident and excited about my decision and my future!”

Brynn Earl '21
CHC Legend and Class of 2021 Valedictorian

We are proud of our students’ college choices, not because of their name or ranking or selectivity, but because they are a reflection of the unique students with whom we have the privilege of working. While the college admissions process has become more complex than ever before, we continue to focus on what remains important: knowing our students, challenging them to recognize what makes them who they are, and helping them figure out how that translates to life after Cape Henry. From exploration to application to selecting a final choice, we are here to advocate for our students and guide them through what can be at times a challenging process. Through education, regular individual meetings, and a cooperative team approach, we seek to provide clarity and direction as our families wade into the murky waters of competitive college admissions.

Meet the College Counseling Office

Mrs. Elizabeth Stello

Mrs. Elizabeth Stello

Director of College Counseling
M.Ed., College of William & Mary
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College
Ms. Rebecca Lilienstern

Ms. Rebecca Lilienstern

Associate Director of College Counseling
M.L.S., Rice University
M.A., University of Illinois
B.A., University of Virginia
Ms. Brenda Stone

Ms. Brenda Stone

Administrative Assistant to College Counseling
B.A., Mary Baldwin College


College Counseling

Discovering the exciting opportunities available for each student is the primary focus of the College Counseling Office.