Class of 2019 Top Ten - 8 & 7
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.
8: Shannon Seiler
Acceptances: Art Academy of Cincinnati, Butler University, Columbia College Chicago, Indiana University, LIU Brooklyn, The Ohio State
University, and University of Cincinnati
College and Major: The Ohio State University – Neuroscience and Cognitive Behavior
Total Scholarships Offered: $325,824
People are typically described as being either left-brained or right-brained – creative and artistic or analytical and methodical. Shannon can easily be characterized as both. She was deciding between studying advertising and photography or neuroscience and cognitive behavior. The latter won out. Shannon said; “There are a lot more opportunities in the field. I knew I wanted to do something with the brain and hopefully work with kids, like Pediatric Psychology."
Shannon chose The Ohio State University because it is far enough away to be independent, but also close enough to come home if needed. Being accepted into the Honors Program at OSU also impacted her decision. “The Honors Program means a challenging curriculum within a smaller learning community. The program somewhat mimics our Assisi Scholar Program.”
One of the aspects she will miss most about Roger Bacon, is the ability to grow close to people quickly. “Our Cross Country Team went from having only three members my freshman year to twenty, but all of us are very close.”
7: Megan Suffoletta
Acceptances: Bellarmine University, Butler University, Hanover College, Marian University, University of Dayton, and Wittenberg University
College and Major: Wittenberg University – Environmental Science
Total Scholarships Offered: $547,000
Megan, or Meggie as she is known to her friends, selected Wittenberg University because it is small and welcoming – much like Roger Bacon. The school also has a lot of opportunities to pursue her passion through her major. “I want to preserve the environment and nature as the world develops.”
She will not be the first Suffoletta to attend Wittenberg. Her brother, Drew ’16, will be a senior on campus next year. During her visit, Meggie was able to sit in on one his ecology classes and was impressed with the professor.
A four-year member of the Roger Bacon Swim Team, Meggie will miss her teammates, the practices, and how close everyone became the most. “We had a lot of fun and I made some great friends.” While she was offered a spot to swim for Wittenberg, she is deciding on whether or not to continue at the collegiate level.