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The Seniors’ Next Step

As the school year comes to an end, it is approaching the time to start looking ahead. For the freshmen, sophomores and juniors that means getting ready for another year of high school, but for the seniors that means college or other after-high-school plans. With a total of $8.6 million in scholarships, there have been a lot of decisions made by the seniors on what their majors will be and what colleges and universities they will be attending. We are all so proud of our seniors for their hard work and determination through these past four years. 

There is a great variety in colleges that some of the seniors will be attending. From The University of Nebraska Lincoln all the way to Georgetown University, the class of 2023 is full of different paths all set for a great future. Jess Chlebinski and Reece Keenan both committed to The University of Nebraska Lincoln with Chlebinski majoring in interior design and Keenan in psychology. Both Chelbinski and Keenan recieved the UNL Husker Power scholarship. Summer Hammerling is committed to Metropolitan Community College, and Jane Hearn is committed to Montana State University. Hearn received a Bozeman Non-resident Achievement Award.

Ava Coniglio, Ariana Tamayo, and Rose Wallich will be attending Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics. Sydney Crampton is going to be attending Grand View University in Des Moines, majoring in Business and Sports Management. She received an athletic scholarship and Dean’s scholarship as well.  Sarah Day will be attending Northwestern College and majoring in accounting. She received the Presidential Scholarship from Northwestern. Dani Hoer will be attending Hastings College and received the Crimson Scholarship and an athletic scholarship.

Amaya Sims has been accepted and will be attending Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Zoey Sizemore will be attending Central College on a soccer scholarship. Skyler Smart will be attending Iowa State University and will major in genetics, having received the Adventure Award and the Expedition Award.

Liv Weist will be attending The University of Nebraska Omaha and majoring in computer science. Weist has received a Regents Scholarship. 

These are just some of our extraordinary seniors’ plans.  The rest of us are extremely excited to continue seeing them committing and preparing to attend some of the many colleges and universities located on the window outside the ASC. That being said, the seniors still have to finish this last quarter of school! But that will include going to the prom, the spring play, spring athletics, the glow dance, Mission Week, and much, much more.

As we finish up and get ready to say goodbye to our seniors, we hope they know how proud and excited we are for their future plans and hope they remember the adventures they have had and the friends and memories they have made inside the walls of Mercy High. 

Katie Hill
Lover of music and the Lorax.
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