Class of 2018 Top Ten - Week 5

Class of 2018 Top Ten - Week 5

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Top Ten!

For the past five weeks, we have showcased the students who, through their hard work and dedication, are graduating at the top of their class.

2: Emily Miller

Acceptances:  University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, University of Kentucky, Seton Hall University
College and Major:  University of Cincinnati – Secondary Education – Language Arts
Total Scholarships Offered:  $241,350

Congratulations to our 2018 Salutatorian, Emily Miller! While Emily was accepted to several fine universities, she chose to stay local. “The University of Cincinnati is the only school I visited where I could see myself going.”

Emily has always been passionate about education, but it was Ms. Vehorn’s junior year English class that inspired her to pursue a teaching degree in Language Arts. “I had Ms. Vehorn for two years. She doesn’t just lecture to students, but incorporates a lot of group and independent work – she makes you think.”

Her favorite memory as a Spartan was the pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy her senior year. “You work hard for four years for a once in a lifetime experience.” Emily’s advice to current and future Assisi Scholars – “As difficult as it is, as much as you want give up or think you can’t do it – you just have to keep going. Put your head down and keep working.”

1: Ben Woeste

Acceptances:  University of Dayton, Miami University – Oxford, and Ohio State University
College and Major:  Ohio State University – Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Total Scholarships Offered:  $418,850

Congratulations to our 2018 Valedictorian, Ben Woeste! Ben will be one of the newest members of the Evans House on the Ohio State University campus in the fall. After 6 years of caddying at Clovernook Country Club, Ben was awarded the Chick Evans Scholarship. “The interview process was nerve-wracking, but after I became more comfortable, I walked away with the feeling that I nailed it.”

Ben plans to major in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, “I have always had an interest in flying, NASA, and space. I hope to someday be a Rocket Scientist. A dream job would be to work for General Electric or NASA.”

Next fall will be the first-year Ben will be in school without a member of his family. For twelve years, he has been classmates with his twin sister, Bridget – first at John Paull II, then Roger Bacon. “I am going to miss my entire family, especially Bridget. We rely and look out for each other. But at the same time, I am excited to branch out on my own.”

On looking back on the last four years, Ben says: “I have made a lot of great memories at Roger Bacon, especially through the Assisi Scholars program. The capstone project was a daunting task, but the pilgrimage and challenge was worth it.”

His parting advice for his fellow Spartans is simple. “Be open and seize opportunities.”


Click here to view Week 1 - Grace and Jess

Click here to view Week 2 - Lili and Bridget

Click here to view Week 3 - Logan and Teresa

Click here to view Week 4 - Courtney and Julia