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May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Sydney Drees

Omaha, Nebraska is Sydney Drees’s next destination as she prepares to play soccer for Creighton University later this year! But those aren’t her only plans: Sydney will be just as busy off the field as on it! On top of soccer, she will also be studying biochemistry as part of Creighton’s pre-dental path.

“The campus is really pretty, but ultimately it was the soccer piece that really pulled me in. The field is amazing and the environment as well.” – Sydney Drees

Lily Mortenson

Lily Mortenson will be spending her college years in St. Peter, Minnesota as she attends Gustavus Adolphus College starting this fall. Lily plans on studying psychology and playing college hockey in a location that is just the right distance from home. She committed to the school in early February.

“They have a very good hockey program and the school overall is incredible.” – Lily Mortenson

Katherine Foe

Katherine Foe will be making her way to Indianapolis, Indiana this fall to begin her college journey at Butler University. An aspiring communications major, Katherine is looking forward to Butler’s small class sizes and strong school spirit!

“Go Dawgs.” – Katherine Foe

Avery Richardson

Avery Richardson is getting ready to move to New York City where she will attend the Fashion Institute of Technology for her undergraduate degree. She made her commitment early this April, and officially starts classes in late August. Avery plans on majoring in fashion business management.

“I love that FIT is in the heart of Manhattan and all of the networking opportunities the school offers. It is a really special thing to be able to move to NYC at 18 and start your career right away.” – Avery Richardson

Bailey Skahan

Bailey Skahan is getting ready to move to Madison, Wisconsin to attend none other than the University of Wisconsin–Madison! An aspiring architect, Bailey will spend her time in college studying interior architecture starting this fall. She committed to the university in late March.

“I love the location—the distance from home, lakeshore view, and city feel.” – Bailey Skahan

Sophia Delgado

Sophia Delgado will be traveling one state over this fall to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She plans on majoring in food science, and might even start taking some of her credits this summer. Sophia committed to UW–Madison in early April.

“At Madison, I like the school spirit and academics, and it is not super far from home.” – Sophia Delgado

Murphy Lealos

Murphy Lealos will be spending her next few years right on Lake Michigan, as she completes her undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Murphy committed in late March, and plans on studying marketing starting this fall.

“I liked the environment of campus, the way it was structured, what the business school offered, and also the city was fun so I could see myself living there.” – Murphy Lealos

Emani Labon

Emani Labon is preparing to head southeast to Atlanta, Georgia to attend none other than Spelman College! Starting this August, she’ll begin to study political science for her major while also minoring in film studies. Emani committed to the school on the first day of April.

“I like that Spelman is the #1 historically black college and it pushes women to make a difference in the world.” – Emani Labon

Max Jackson

Max Jackson is headed to Washington D.C. to pursue a major in political science at The George Washington University. Starting this August, he will begin pursuing a pre-law track as he prepares for a career in law and politics. Max committed to George Washington on April 11th.

There are so many amazing internship opportunities for me in Washington, and the setting will make studying my major a much more immersive experience than it might have otherwise been.” – Max Jackson

Benjamin Frost

Ben Frost just recently set his college plans in stone by committing to Texas Christian University. There, he plans on studying finance and accounting for his undergraduate degree. Ben will be starting his journey in Texas this fall.

“I like the campus, internship & career opportunities, Greek system, and honors program.” – Ben Frost

Maxwell Benning

Max Benning plans on moving down south this fall to begin his new life at Texas Christian University. An aspiring finance major, you might be able to find him day trading in downtown Fort Worth or somewhere near the area. Max committed to TCU right before spring break.

“Always remember horns down!” – Max Benning

Catherine Duffey

Cate Duffey is heading to the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN this fall! As for her major, she hasn’t quite decided yet. She might study psychology, she might study business…she might even study both! Cate committed to St. Ben’s in early February.

“I like St. Ben’s because of the community. Everyone is very welcoming and really wants you to enjoy your time there. Admissions at St. Ben’s always reaches out to me and makes sure to answer any questions I have. I like the small class sizes, too.” – Cate Duffey

Grace Cochrane

Grace Cochrane will be moving to Orange, California this August to attend Chapman University. There, she will study communication for her major while also minoring in journalism! Grace committed to Chapman University in early April.

“I love the location as it is just 30 minutes south of Los Angeles, 15 minutes from the beach, and 5 minutes from Disneyland.” – Grace Cochrane

Audrey Weber

Audrey Weber’s next destination is none other than the great state of Pennsylvania, where she will be a student at Villanova University for the next four years of her education! During those years, she’ll be studying communications with a specialization in journalism. Audrey committed to Villanova on Easter Sunday!

“My decision really came down to wanting to go somewhere where people would know my name and I would be less likely to get lost in the masses of people. I really like how small the class sizes are, how engaged the professors are, the honors program, the contagious school spirit, and the proximity to a city without being right in the middle of a city.” – Audrey Weber

Elizabeth Dietzen

Elizabeth Dietzen is venturing to the heart of Wisconsin to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison this fall! Though she is currently undecided, Elizabeth is considering studying finance or accounting. She committed about a month ago.

“I loved the atmosphere of the students and campus. I am so excited to go to all the sporting events and I also love the college town feel.” – Elizabeth Dietzen

Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller will be moving to the land of the cheeseheads—more specifically, he’ll be moving to the campus of UW–Madison. At Madison, he’ll likely be studying statistics and political science as he plans on progressing along the pre-law track. Bennet committed in mid-April, and moved in during August. 

“I liked the academic reputation and how it was close to home but not too close”. – Bennett Miller

Ava Wagener

Ava Wagener will be heading out east later this year to study finance at Boston College. She is considering majoring in entrepreneurship or marketing, and may even go on to get her master’s in finance. Ava committed to BC in April.

“I am excited to meet new people and participate in club soccer.” – Ava Wagener

Teddy Madden

Teddy Madden is making the long haul to South Bend, Indiana, to attend the one and only University of Notre Dame! There, he’ll be studying engineering with a hint of business at the prestigious midwestern school for his undergraduate degree. Teddy will be starting classes at Notre Dame this fall!

“I like the atmosphere, especially how great the education is. They have great school spirit despite their incredible academics.” – Teddy Madden

Elena Latterell

Elena Latterell will be moving downtown this fall to start her first college semester at the University of Minnesota! For the next step of her education, she’ll be learning the art of dentistry as she takes part in the U’s high-quality dental hygiene program. Elena committed to the school in early April. 

“Very few schools offer the kind of program that I was looking for, so I was lucky that the U of M was an option! I like the convenience of attending a college that’s close to home, and I also really like the U’s large and diverse community.” – Elena Latterell

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