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Class of 2017 Top Ten


Class of 2017 Statistics

  1. 132 students
  2. 1 National Merit Finalist
  3. 3 National Merit Commended Students
  4. Over $18 million in tendered college scholarships
  5. 13 students with NCAA athletic commitments
  6. A highlight of the universities and colleges at which the Class of 2017 has been accepted: University of Notre Dame, Florida State University, Vanderbilt University, Marquette University, Clemson University, New York University, The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, Ball State University, Miami University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, Marian University, University of Akron, Mt. St. Joseph University, Valparaiso University, Xavier University, Butler University, Wittenberg University, Bowling Green State University, Bellarmine University, Baldwin Wallace University, Indiana State University, St. Louis University, DePaul University, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Purdue University, University of Alabama, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Texas and so many more!

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Top Ten Statistics

Average GPA: 4.31
Total Scholarships Offered: $4.4 million
Average ACT: 32.2

David Berg

Class Rank: # 1 (Tied)
National Merit Finalist
Parents: David and Cecelia Berg
Plans to attend: University of Notre Dame
Majoring in: Economics
Grade school: Queen of Peace
Favorite class at Badin: AP US History
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Sara Thompson
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: President—Scholar-Leader Academy, Badin Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS); 2016-17 team qualified for national competition; Badin Highest Academic Awards—2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; Football (4 years), Most Valuable Receiver, 2016; Basketball (2 years); AP Scholar; TAP MD Program; Volunteer baseball coach, Miami Little League
Accepted to these colleges/universities: University of Notre Dame, Rice University, University of Alabama, University of Tennessee, Indiana University, University of Oklahoma
Scholarships received: Fairfield Scholar Athlete Award; Joe Nuxhall Scholar-Athlete Award; James E. Paulus Memorial Scholarship – Hamilton Community Foundation; Bast-Connelly Memorial Merit Scholarship – Hamilton Community Foundation; Butler Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) Scholarship; Provost’s Scholarship & University Scholarship – University of Notre Dame, Presidential Elite Scholarship, Presidential National Housing Scholarship & Provost Academic Excel Scholarship - University of Alabama, National Merit Scholarship & Oklahoma Academic Scholarship - University of Oklahoma; UT Volunteer Scholarship - University of Tennessee; Dean’s Scholarship - Indiana University

John Marot

Class Rank: # 1 (Tied)
Parents: Parents: Pat and Mollie Marot
Plans to attend: Miami University
Majoring in: Finance
Grade school: Sacred Heart School
Career goals: Working in Corporate Finance or Wealth Management
Favorite class at Badin: Probability and Statistics
Favorite Badin teacher: Mr. Mark Merz
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: Student Council Executive Treasurer, Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team, Badin Ambassador
Scholarships received: Joe Nuxhall Scholar Athlete Award, Redhawk Eminence Scholarship - Miami University; Maximus Scholarship – The Ohio State University; President's Merit Scholarship – University of Dayton
Accepted to these colleges/universities: Miami University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton

Kaitlyn Dick

Class Rank: # 3
National Merit Commended Student
Parents: Jeff and Kathy Dick
Plans to attend: Miami University
Majoring in: Kinesiology with pre-med co-major
Grade school: Sacred Heart
Career goals: To be doctor, possibly a Dermatologist
Favorite class(es) at Badin: Chemistry, Physiology and Spanish
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Whitney Oliver
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: President, National Honor Society; Captain - 2016-17 Varsity Girls’ Basketball Team, Scholar Leader Academy, Badin Ambassador, Athletes Making Progress and the Mentor-Mentee Program
Scholarships and awards received:EHS Merit Scholarship, RedHawk Eminence Scholarship, and University Academic Scholars Scholarship - Miami University; Kentucky Heritage Scholarship - University of Kentucky; UE Annual Scholarship - University of Evansville; Cincinnatus Scholarship - University of Cincinnati; Dean's Scholarship - Indiana University; Xavier Scholarship - Xavier University; General Academic Merit Scholarship, Faculty Scholar award- Belmont University; OHIO Achievement Scholarship and OHIO Distinction Scholarship – Ohio University; University Merit Award and Holton Memorial Scholarship – DePauw University; Saint Francis Academic Scholarship - Marian University; Trustee's Merit Scholarship – University of Dayton; Maximus Scholarship – The Ohio State University
Accepted to these colleges/universities: Miami University, University of Evansville, Marian University, Indiana University, Belmont University, University of Kentucky, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, DePauw University, Xavier University

Nick Rand

Class Rank: # 4
Parents:: John and Kathleen Rand
Plans to attend: Saint Louis University
Majoring in: Biomedical Engineering
Grade school: Lakota Liberty Junior
Career goals: To work in the medical field developing medical equipment
Favorite class at Badin: AP Statistics
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Angela Breetz
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards:Senior Class President, Assistant Sacristan, All-Academic Ohio (Cross Country), 3 Time State Qualifier(CC, Indoor and Outdoor Track), Recipient of the Brown Book Award, Recipient of Peace Through Service Award, 1st Team All-GCL(CC and Track), and 1st Team All-City (CC)
Scholarships received: P&G Scholarship, Ohio Athletic Committee Scholarship, Maximus Scholarship – The Ohio State University; President's Merit Scholarship – University of Dayton; Vice Presidents Scholarship- St. Louis University; Presidential Scholarship - University of Maryland; Provost 4 Year Scholarship - University of Buffalo
Accepted to these colleges/universities: The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, Saint Louis University, University of Buffalo, University of Maryland

Anderson (AJ) Ernst

Class Rank: # 5
Parents: Dave and Emily Ernst
Plans to attend: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Majoring in: Mechanical Engineering
Grade school: Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary
Career goals: Have a job that I love.
Favorite class at Badin: AP US History
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Sara Thompson
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: National Honors Society, Vice President Scholar Leader Academy, Badin Student Ambassador, Kairos leader, Badin Academic Excellence Award, Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering Design Exam High Score and National Qualifier for TSA Competition
Scholarships received: UA Scholar & Engineering Scholarship - University of Alabama; Presidential Scholarship – Capital University; Presidential Scholar – Hope College; IPFW Excellence Scholarship – Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne; Marietta Distinction Scholarship – Marietta University; Honors Program/Trustee Merit Scholarship – University of Dayton; Merit Scholarship – Wittenberg University; Rose-Hulman Merit Scholar – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Accepted to these colleges/universities: University of Alabama, Capital University, Hope College, Indiana University Purdue University Ft. Wayne, University of Dayton, Marietta University, Wittenberg University

Laurel Pendergest

Class Rank: # 6
Parents: Brian and Kathleen Pendergest
Plans to attend: Xavier University
Majoring in: Occupational Therapy
Grade school: St. Peter in Chains
Career goals: Occupational Therapist
Favorite class at Badin: Physiology
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Angela Breetz
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: Senior Class Vice President, President – Mentor/Mentee Program, National Honor Society, Student Council, Badin Ambassador, Spirit Club, Academic High Honors, Kairos leader. Played soccer (4) & basketball (2)
Scholarships received: Distinguished Scholar Award - University of Toledo, Trustees Scholarship – University of Findlay; Selective Merit & Premier Merit Award – Eastern Kentucky University, Deans Scholar – University of Indianapolis; Deans Scholarship – Indiana University; Vice President’s Scholarship – St. Louis University; Xavier Scholarship - Xavier University
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: Senior Class Vice President, President – Mentor/Mentee Program, National Honor Society, Student Council, Ambassador, Spirit Club, Academic High Honors, Kairos leader. Played soccer & basketball
Accepted to these colleges/universities: University of Toledo, University of Findlay, Eastern Kentucky University, University of Indianapolis, The Ohio State University, Indiana University, Saint Louis University, Xavier University

Matthew Schweinefuss

Class Rank: # 7
Parents: Mark and Michele Schweinefuss
Plans to attend: Ohio Northern University
Majoring in: Electrical Engineering
Grade school: Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary
Career goals: To find a career that I enjoy and thrive in
Favorite class at Badin: Programming I
Favorite Badin teacher: Mr. Dave Gretz
Scholarships received: UE Annual Scholarship – University of Evansville; Henry T. Heald Scholarship – Illinois Institute of Technology; Trustee Scholarship – Ohio Northern University; Cincinnatus Scholarship- University of Cincinnati, Academic Scholarship - Rose-Hulman, Trustees Scholarship - University of Dayton
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: 4 year varsity soccer; Soccer awards: 1st team GCL Soccer, 1st team All Southwest Soccer and 2nd Team All City; 4 year football player, football awards: 2nd team GCL; Track (Jr/Sr) awards: 1st Team GLC in the 4x800 meter. Volunteered at the Community Meal Center, Student Ambassador, National Honor Society – secretary; Teams competition national qualifiers
Accepted to these colleges/universities: Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University, University of Evansville, University of Cincinnati, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Dayton

Alexandra Hensley

Class Rank: # 8
Parents: Amy and Steve Hensley
National Merit Commended Student
Plans to attend: The Ohio State University
Majoring in: Public Affairs
Grade School: St. Peter in Chains
Career Goals: Public Policy Analyst
Favorite class: AP US History
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Joshua Mears
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: National Merit Commended Student, Badin Scholar Leader Academy, AP Scholar Award, Servant Leadership Award for 100+ service hours, Ohio River Valley Junior State of America Cabinet, Badin Junior State of America Chapter President & Chief of Staff, National Honor Society, Badin JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society), Badin Ambassador, & peer tutor for Scholar Leader Academy
Scholarships received: Academic Excellence Scholarship and Holmes Scholarship - University of Mississippi; Presidential Scholarship and University Fellows Experience - University of Alabama; Classic Scholars Award - University of Georgia; Honors Cooper Scholarship - University of South Carolina; Presidential Scholarship - University of Maryland; Volunteer Scholarship - University of Maryland; Maximus Scholarship - Ohio State University
Accepted to these colleges/universities: University of Alabama, University of Georgia, The Ohio State University, University of Tennessee, University of Mississippi, University of South Carolina, University of Texas – Austin, University of Maryland

Madison Smith

Class Rank: # 9
Parents: Brett and Laura Smith
Plans to attend: DePauw University
Majoring in: Psychology, with plans to get a Masters in Special Education
Grade school: Queen of Peace
Career goals: Special Education
Favorite class at Badin: English and Religion
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Sara Thompson & Mrs. Cindy Minton
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: Scholar Leader Academy, Varsity Soccer, French Club Vice President, Highest Academic Achievement (Grade 9)
Scholarships received: Founders Scholarship – Denison University, DePauw Holton Memorial Scholarship & University Merit Award – DePauw University; Merit Scholarship – Miami University; Schubert Scholarship – Ohio Wesleyan University
Accepted to these colleges/universities: DePauw University, Miami University, Hope College, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wittenberg University

Andrew Walsh

Class Rank: # 10
Parents: Tim and Teri Walsh
Plans to attend: The United States Naval Academy
Majoring in: Undecided
Grade school: Queen of Peace
Career goals: Be a leader in whatever field I pursue
Favorite class at Badin: AP US History
Favorite Badin teacher: Mr. Patrick Keating
Extra-curricular Activities & Awards: National Honors Society, Anthony Muñoz Foundation, Student Council, Captain - 2016 Football Team
Scholarships received: United States Military Academy at West Point; United States Naval Academy; Academic Excellence Scholarship – Bluffton University; Magis Scholarship – John Carroll University; Schubert Scholarship – Ohio Wesleyan University; Presidential Scholarship – Valparaiso University; Xavier Scholarship – Xavier University