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May 10, 2024

More than $23 million in academic scholarships offered to Badin High School seniors

Students in the Badin High School Class of 2024 received offers of more than $23 million in academic scholarship dollars for college. They were recognized during the school’s 17th Academic Signing & Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 9.

“The whole process of college admissions has changed over the years, but earning academic scholarship dollars for college is still critical for our students,” Badin Principal Patrick Keating said, “Badin students work very hard and seek out those dollars that will help enable them to continue their educations at the next level. This money is a nice reward for their hard work.”

A total of 42 students in the graduating class of 137 members eclipsed the $250,000 mark, with the value of those offers equaling some $22.8 million. Other students also received academic scholarship offers, putting the total offer to Badin students in the Class of 2024 to well over $23 million.

“We understand that students are not using all of these academic scholarships,” Keating added. “At the same time, every bit counts when it comes to paying for college. We appreciate the fact that a Badin education has helped our students earn substantial scholarship dollars once again in 2024.”

Badin’s Class of 2024, the school’s 58th graduating class, will walk on Friday, May 24, during graduation exercises at St. John the Evangelist Church in West Chester. That will be preceded by Baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday, May 22, at St. Julie Billiart Church in Hamilton.

Nine students top the academic list for the Class of 2024. Seven of those will share valedictorian honors at graduation. They include, with the college of their choice: Tyler Abner, West Virginia University; Brayden Eldridge, Undecided; Paige Harris, Ohio University; Reed “Rudy” Joesting, University of Alabama; Cameron Mueller, University of Alabama; Margaret “Maggie” Peter, Purdue University; and Lena Trokhan, University of Tennessee.

Other members of this year’s Top Nine include Paige Butler, University of Evansville; and Nolan Thomas, Ohio State University.

Abner and Joesting are National Merit Scholarship Finalists.

The 42 students who are members of the $250,000 Club will be attending 18 schools in eight states.
Ohio (8) – Bowling Green State University, Miami University, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Wittenberg University, Xavier University
Indiana (3) – Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Evansville
Kentucky (2) – Thomas More University, University of Kentucky
Alabama (1) – University of Alabama
Arizona (1) – Grand Canyon University
California (1) - University of San Francisco
Connecticut (1) – University of Saint Joseph
Tennessee (1) – University of Tennessee
West Virginia (1) – West Virginia University

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, or (513) 869-4490

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