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Class of 2020 College Matriculation

This fall, 169 members of DSHA’s beloved class of 2020 will head all over the country, looking forward to new experiences and endless possibilities in their best-possible-fit school. Cheer on the class of 2020 as you glance at a snapshot of where our seniors will land this fall—colleges and universities that complement their strengths, priorities, aspirations, and goals.
STUDENTS TRAVELING THE FARTHEST FROM MILWAUKEE:
  • Arianna De La Torre-Sanchez | Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA | 2,072 miles from DSHA
  • Meredith Kent | Harvard University, Cambridge, MA | 1,079 miles from DSHA
  • Anna Wozniak | Boston University, Boston, MA | 1,079 miles from DSHA
  • Murphy Mellowes | Boston College, Newton, MA | 1,076 miles from DSHA
  • Carolyn Ashe | Providence College, Providence, RI | 1,066 miles from DSHA
 
JUMP AROUND!
Almost 20 percent of the class of 2020 will be heading to the University of Wisconsin-Madison next fall. 31 students will be Badgers, up just by 1 student since last year. This class is the 4th highest class total from DSHA since 2001.
 
55 DASHERS (33%) ARE HEADED TO CATHOLIC COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES
  • 13 students to: Marquette University
  • 6 students to: University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis University, Xavier University
  • 5 students to: Creighton University
  • 4 students to: Loyola University Chicago
  • 2 students to: Alverno College*, Mount Mary University*, University of St. Thomas
  • 1 student each to: Boston College, University of Dayton, DePaul University, Fordham University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Marian University, Providence College, Regis College, Saint Mary’s College*
*All-women’s colleges.
 
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY DASHER SCHOLARSHIPS TO CELEBRATE:
 
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY URBAN SCHOLAR
  • Karen Escoto-Castro | Marquette University
This full-tuition scholarship recognizes academically-promising students from diverse backgrounds in Milwaukee-area high schools. The scholarship is awarded to five MU students in each incoming freshman class.
 
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SCHOLARSHIP
  • Elizabeth Klingsporn | 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.
 
GANNON WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
  • Eileen DeGuire | Loyola University Chicago
This annual scholarship of a significant amount is given to 10 women of each undergraduate class at Loyola University Chicago. This four-year progressive program engages students in the development of leadership, service, and research.
 
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON POWERS KNAPP AWARD
  • Mae Hurtado-Thiele | UW-Madison
  • Maggie Guerrero | UW-Madison
These scholarships are given to attract, support, and develop the abilities and potential of academically-talented and outstanding individuals from under-represented groups. In addition to the structured support provided by the programs, recipients also receive a competitive financial award.
 
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.
  • Moira Gonzales | University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Anna Klempay | University of Notre Dame
  • Brooke Mackey | University of Notre Dame
  • Anna Wozniak | Boston University
 
ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Nine Dashers will be attending the following schools with scholarships to continue playing their respective athletic sport.
  • Nora Byrne | UW-Madison | Rowing
  • Bella Huschitt | Dartmouth College | Rugby
  • Abby Kayser | Dartmouth College | Rugby
  • Meredith Kent | Harvard University | Rowing
  • Jadin O’Brien | University of Notre Dame | Track and Field
  • Kiley Robbins | UW-Madison | Track and Field
  • Jordan Schifano | Southern Illinois University | Tennis
  • Emma Urban | Washington University in St. Louis | Softball
  • Kieran Zalewski | UW-Madison | Rowing
 
$15,597,230 REPORTED SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS OFFERED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2020!
 
THE 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 Counseling 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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    • The DSHA Class of 2020 at the staff vs. seniors basketball game in January.

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