In this puzzle, you identify celebrity high school yearbook photos and match them to a “senior superlative” (e.g., “most likely to succeed”).
As clued by the 6 blanks for each answer, the flavortext “fill out the SAT forms,” and the high school theme, you must identify each of the high schools of the celebrities, and then find the school’s 6-digit CEEB code (which is used in taking the SAT and in college admissions). Many CEEB code lookups are available on the web; one can be found here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/k-12-school-code-search
The shaded number in the CEEB code tells you how to index into the notable person’s surname.
The 25 celebrity photos are presented – as they would be in a yearbook – alphabetically:
Matching the celebrity with the clue and the CEEB code, and indexing in by the appropriate number, you get:
|Celeb||CEEB||Shaded CEEB Position||Index||Letter||High School|
|Peter DINKLAGE||310835||6||5||L||Delbarton School, NJ|
|Mariah CAREY||332182||3||2||A||Harborfields High School, NY|
|John KERRY||300110||4||1||K||St. Paul’s School, NH|
|Bill GATES||481120||1||4||E||Lakeside School, WA|
|Bruce SPRINGSTEEN||310405||2||1||S||Freehold High School, NJ|
|Anthony WEINER||330630||5||3||I||Brooklyn Technical High School, NY|
|Cameron DIAZ||051480||3||1||D||Long Beach Polytechnic High School, CA|
|Blake SHELTON||370003||1||3||E||Ada High School, OK|
|Matt DAMON||220493||2||2||A||Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, MA|
|Sandra BULLOCK||470125||1||4||L||Washington-Lee High School, VA|
|Lucy LIU||334070||1||3||U||Stuyvesant High School, NY|
|Bill MURRAY||144403||1||1||M||Loyola Academy, IL|
|Tiger WOODS||050092||2||5||S||Western High School, CA|
|John CHO||051060||3||1||C||Herbert Hoover High School, CA|
|Bradley COOPER||393321||5||2||O||Germantown Academy, PA|
|Zooey DESCHANEL||053307||6||7||N||Crossroads School, CA|
|Neil deGrasse TYSON||333480||2||3||S||Bronx High School of Science, NY|
|Rachel MADDOW||050500||4||5||O||Castro Valley High School, CA|
|Jimmy FALLON||335055||2||3||L||Saugerties Senior High School, NY|
|Sheryl SANDBERG||101236||6||6||E||North Miami Beach Senior High School, FL|
|Tyra BANKS||051625||3||1||B||Immaculate Heart High School, CA|
|Ariana GRANDE||100249||4||2||R||North Broward Preparatory School, FL|
|Avril LAVIGNE||826362||2||2||A||Napanee District Secondary School, ON|
|Oprah WINFREY||431660||2||3||N||East Nashville Magnet High School, TN|
|Carrie UNDERWOOD||370690||1||3||D||Checotah High School, OK|
This provides the cluephrase LAKESIDE ALUMS CONSOLE BRAND.
In this puzzle, solvers found that Bill Gates attended the Lakeside School in Seattle. Of course, Gates went on to found Microsoft, whose video games consoles are marketed with the brand XBOX.