Class of 2019 Top Ten - 10 & 9

Class of 2019 Top Ten - 10 & 9

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Top Ten!

As the year comes to a close, we are showcasing the students who, through their hard work and dedication, are graduating at the top of their class.

10: Andrew DeMain

Acceptances: Bowling Green State University, Miami University - Oxford, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and Xavier University
College and Major: University of Cincinnati – Biomedical Engineering
Total Scholarships Offered: $217,080

Andrew chose the University of Cincinnati because it is home. He said; “I have been on campus a lot. It is known and familiar to me, and I love this city.” While living just off campus, he is looking forward to meeting new people and trying new activities, like walleyball. “It’s volleyball, indoors. It sounds fun!”

Majoring in Biomedical Engineering, Andrew is leaning towards choosing Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship as his concentration. “The fact that I have the opportunity to build and work on machines that could save someone’s life is fascinating.”

While he is excited for next year, he said he will definitely miss the people at RB, especially his close friends that are going away for school.

9: Thomas Dunn

Acceptances: Miami University - Oxford, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and Xavier University.
College and Major: University of Cincinnati – Civil Engineering
Total Scholarships Offered: $231,080

Thomas chose to study Civil Engineering at the University of Cincinnati because it combines his interests and his strengths. “I have always liked design, but I don't think I am creative enough for architecture -- I am more math focused. Civil Engineering is a good balance of both.”

The University of Cincinnati’s program was the best fit for Thomas, because he can earn real-world job experience through co-oping.

He feels confident and ready for next year.  Thomas was a member of the Assisi Scholar Program and thinks, while challenging, it is definitely worth it and helped prepare him for college. “The program forced me to take a lot of AP courses, which helped shape my work ethic and get me ready for rigorous schedules in the future.”