Class of 2017 Top Ten - Week 2

Class of 2017 Top Ten - Week 2

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Top Ten!

For the next five weeks, we will showcase the students who, through their hard work and dedication, are graduating at the top of their class.

8: Courtney Niesen

Acceptances:  Urbana University
College and Major: Urbana University
Total Scholarships Offered: $92,000

Unlike many high school students, Courtney had her college plans decided before her senior year. “I only applied to Urbana – I knew I was headed there at the end of my junior year.” Courtney chose Urbana because she wants to continue her volleyball career and she has previously worked with their head coach through her club volleyball team.

Roger Bacon Girls Volleyball Coach, Alyssa Flading ’05 said, “Courtney Niesen has brought a new era of volleyball back to Roger Bacon. She is the first volleyball player to receive an athletic scholarship since I have been coaching.”

In addition to receiving an Athletic Scholarship, Courtney is also one of two students to receive a Presidential Scholarship to Urbana University. Presidential Scholars are asked to represent the university and administration at campus and community events.

7:  Olivia Ungruhe

Acceptances: University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green State University, Miami University-Oxford, and Ohio State University 
College and Major: University of Cincinnati School of Education - Middle School Education concentrating in Math and Social Studies
Total Scholarships Offered: $28,000

Olivia chose the University of Cincinnati because she is very family oriented and wants to stay close to home. Also, her father works there, making it a perfect fit. It is no surprise to Ms. Brizzi and Fr. Roger that Olivia is wanting to stay active in youth groups, service, and enriching her faith while on campus.

Ms. Brizzi said, “Olivia is a natural leader with a passion for children, education, and faith. She has been my go to person on the Campus Ministry team in the areas of prayer, crafts, and organization. I have full confidence that she will grow strong in her faith and succeed as an elementary teacher!”

Olivia is much more than an academically excellent student, as Fr. Roger put it, “she shows what it means to be a Franciscan – someone who give everything to others.”

Click here for Week 1 - Renee and Hannah