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Where are Oswego's Top Students Heading to College?

Nearly half of OHS top 10 students will stay in Illinois, while OEHS' standouts will attend Big 10 universities.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
From the University of South Carolina to Brigham Young, the 59 students who compose the top 10 percent of the 2013-14 Oswego High School graduating class will be covering thousands of miles as they fan out to attend college next year.

While more than half of the students will travel great distances to attend college, 26 others will remain in the state. 

Here is a list of the 59 students and where they plan to attend college: 
  • MacKenzie Adamski University of Kentucky
  • Amelia Annala  Northern Illinois University
  • Marissa Ashner Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Olivia Bennett St. Ambrose University
  • Benjamin Brawner Millikin University
  • Tia Carr Aurora University 
  • Alec Cepeda University of Illinois
  • Ailysh Cooper Northern Illinois University
  • Erin Davey University of South Carolina 
  • Kajol Doshi Loyola University 
  • Christian Fay University of South Carolina 
  • Alexander Feltes Georgetown University
  • Elizabeth Figgins Carroll University
  • Crystal Flake Brigham Young University 
  • Sarah Frantik Drake University
  • Lauren Gerstung University of Arizona
  • Courtney Gooch University of Missouri
  • Sean Graff Carnegie Mellan University
  • Cayla Guerra Ohio State University
  • Thomas Hartnett Northern Illinois University
  • Jessica Johnson Mercer University
  • Christian Jones Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Nathan Krumholz University of Minnesota
  • Courtney Licul University of Iowa
  • Sydney Lloyd University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
  • Nathan Maher North Central College
  • Colton Mang Waubonsee Community College
  • Anna Matic Aurora University 
  • Katherine Matthews Valparaiso University
  • Lily Messmore University of Miami in Coral Gables
  • Kaylan Mills University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Anna Mirkes University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Victoria Nguyen Loyola University 
  • Desiree Nygaard Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Matthew Pacyna University of Iowa
  • Melinda Pajor Undecided
  • Allison Pales North Central College and University of Illinois (Dual Degree)
  • Nikita Patel University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Blanca Perez Trinity Christian
  • Rebecca Perez University of Illinois
  • Alexander Pool University of Alabama
  • Kyle Prentice University of Oregon
  • Emily Prystash University of Iowa
  • Meghan Rosebraugh Liberty University
  • Nicholas Schultz United States Air Force Academy
  • Emily Scott Benedictine University 
  • Spencer Seeger Brigham Young University 
  • Steven Seeger Brigham Young University 
  • Nicholas Sefranek Grand Valley State University 
  • Kirby Shramuk University of Pittsburgh
  • Sarah Stiefbold University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Emma Sullivan University of Illinois
  • Teagan Terando Marquette University 
  • Duc Tran University of Illinois 
  • Megan Tyminski University of Missouri
  • Iva Veseli University of Chicago
  • Katherine Watson University of Illinois 
  • Bradley Whowell Indiana University
  • Sydney Wieczorek Northern Illinois University 

OEHS grads head to Big 10 schools

The 47 students listed in the top 10 percent of the 2013-14 graduating class at Oswego East High School will travel as far as 3,000 miles next year to attend college.

From Florida to Oregon, from the Ivy League to the Pacific 12, Oswego East High School students will fan out to attend prestigious universities both near and far, according to the district. The Midwest will continue to be strongly represented, though, with students attending seven different Big 10 schools. 

Here's a look at where the top students from OEHS will attend school this fall: 
  • Rebekah Adams Central Michigan University
  • Loriz Aguilar University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Harris Ahmed waiting to hear from University of Chicago
  • Ernesto Alvarez Avendano University of Rochester
  • Cassandra Anderson Bradley University
  • Brooke Arbeen Florida Southern College
  • Madalyn Aubuchon North Central College
  • Kayla Bates Grand Valley State
  • Jordan Bearce Northern Illinois University
  • Zach Behnke Elmhurst College
  • Nicole Bertrand University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Ashley Clayton Carthage College
  • Kelly Dyja University of Iowa
  • Nicholas Ebelhack Western Illinois University
  • Tyler Engleman Indiana University
  • Sara Gjorgjevik College of DuPage
  • Taylor Graham Texas State University
  • Sajela Harlow Howard University
  • Jenna Heiser Purdue University
  • Matt Hephner DePaul University
  • Alyssa Herndon Aurora University
  • Armani Hrobowski The Ohio State University
  • Stephanie Huerta University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Sam Izzo University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Eiman Jamil Northwestern University
  • Mollie Karasch University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Shahd Kattom Aurora University
  • Alyssa Kleinhardt University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Abigail Klick Creighton University
  • Sarah Kovac University of Kentucky
  • Jessica Mandel University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • George Manesiotis Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Zachary Maroney Aurora University
  • Hannah McDowell University of Miami
  • Robert Miller Loyola University
  • Gregory Newman Bradley University
  • Camila Novo-Viano Princeton University
  • Trevor Peterson Creighton University
  • Heather Roarke Oregon University
  • Ian Ross Grace College
  • Sujay Shah University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Samuel Stovall University of Arkansas
  • Charles Thornton Johns Hopkins University
  • Desiree Vales Waubonsee Community College
  • Ashlee Williams University of Alabama
Mindy Pajor May 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Hello, this is Melinda Pajor. In this article it says I'm undecided, but I'm not! I'll be attending Loyola University next fall. Could you please edit this article to include this? Thanks!

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