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Class of 2019 College Matriculation

This fall, 168 of DSHA's newest alumnae will head off to college to their best-possible-fit school. Cheer on these graduates on as you glance through a snapshot of where the Class of 2019 will land this fall. 
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STUDENTS TRAVELING THE FARTHEST FROM MILWAUKEE
  • Emma Cepukensas | Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA | 2,199 miles from DSHA
  • Miranda Lyles | UC-Davis, Davis, CA | 2,097 miles from DSHA
  • Meghan Quadracci | Loyola University Marymount, Los Angeles, CA | 2,072 miles from DSHA
  • Mia Ochalek | Chapman University, Orange, CA | 2,051 miles from DSHA
  • Jane Florance | University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ | 1,765 miles from DSHA

ON WISCONSIN!

Enrollment at the University of Wisconsin - Madison saw a resurgence from Dashers this year. After 13 students from the class of 2018 attended, 30 students will rep the red and white this fall with the 3rd highest class total from DSHA since the class of 2001.
 
SERVICE-FOCUSED GAP YEAR

Maggie Elliott will take a gap year before going on to study nursing at Xavier University. She is headed to Ecuador and Peru through the non-profit International Volunteer Headquarters. She will help enroll children in school during her first rotation, and work in a medical setting in her second.
 
66 DASHERS (39%) ARE HEADED TO CATHOLIC COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES

24 students to:       Marquette University
8 students to:         Saint Louis University
5 students to:         University of St. Thomas
4 students to:         Xavier University
3 students to:         Mount Mary University and University of Notre Dame
2 students to:         Creighton University, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, and St. Norbert College
1 student each to:  Alverno College, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, Regis University, Sacred Heart University, St. Catherine University, Santa Clara University, and Seton Hall University
 
SCHOLARSHIPS TO CELEBRATE
 
DASHERS IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY
  • Sydney Schaaf | West Point; full-ride scholarship
  • Savannah Peterson | University of Wisconsin – Madison; ROTC program scholarship
 
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY OPUS SCHOLAR
  • Julia Basurto-Gutierrez | Marquette University
This full tuition scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement for a student planning to study in the MU College of Engineering, and is awarded to only two MU students in each incoming freshmen class.
 
HERB KOHL STUDENT EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
  • Bonnie Raechal Beres | St. Norbert College
  • Shelbey Strandberg | University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
The Kohl Excellence Scholarship Program recognizes student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. This scholarship awards $10,000 over four years.
 
THE KOHL INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
  • Evan Tillman | University of Nebraska
This scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation to achieve, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity. DSHA is able to select one student every 4-5 years to receive this scholarship of $1000 per each four years of college.
 
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SCHOLARSHIP
  • Alexandra Alberts | Loyola University Chicago
This half-tuition scholarship is awarded to one faculty-nominated student from each B.V.M. high school* in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
*Holy Angels Academy was a BVM sponsored school prior to merging with Divine Savior High School in 1970.
 
NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS

The National Merit Scholarship Program annually recognizes the academic achievements of U.S. high school seniors as determined on the basis of their achievement levels on the PSAT. Of the 1.5 million students from 22,000 high schools who entered the competition, less than one percent of seniors nationwide earn recognition as a finalist.
  • Eleanor Bauer | Princeton University
  • Kelley Schlise | University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Caroline Powers | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Abigail Urban | University of Notre Dame
  • Meghan Quadracci | Loyola University Marymount (not pictured)
 
$ 7,223,991.00 REPORTED SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS OFFEREDTO THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2019!
 
DSHA COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MISSION STATEMENT:

The college admission process involves a plan for the future, a range of options, and a good dose of uncertainty. It can be exciting, daunting, and empowering. Our College Advising Office at DSHA works to assist students in identifying their strengths, aspirations, priorities, and goals through a process that involves self-reflection, critical thinking, and realism. This enables us to support students in charting a course to find their best possible post-secondary fit(s).
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