The Collinsville High School Library was filled with proud parents and faculty on April 29 as members of the Class of 2019 signed commitments to accept academic scholarships from their chosen higher learning institutions.
Representatives from many of the colleges were on-hand to welcome their new recruits.
Over $2.4 million in academic scholarships was claimed by the seniors who participated in the event. (This does not include private or athletic scholarships, or federal grants.)
Here are some highlights:
- This year, more than a dozen students who ranked in the top 20% of the graduating class elected to attend Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) at no cost through the school’s Top 20% Scholarship.
- Jimmy Moore, a National Merit Scholar, will attend University of Texas at Dallas at no cost to study Computer Science with a National Merit Scholarship.
- Several students received “direct admit” admission to graduate programs based on the strength of their undergraduate applications.
- Medical related fields – such as nursing, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, occupational and physical therapy- were the top career choices. Others plan to pursue degrees in engineering, computer science, geospace and business.
To view individual student photos taken that day, CLICK THIS LINK.
2019 Academic Signing Day Participants and their chosen schools:
(Note: Order is by period during which they were honored.)
|Apperson, Elizah||Missouri University of Science & Technology|
|Crone, Kyle||University of Southern Indiana|
|Huffman, Alyssa||Illinois College|
|Moore, Jimmy||University of Texas at Dallas|
|Ponce, Riley||McKendree University|
|Shepherd, Nicholas||Bradley University|
|Bone, Emily||Illinois College|
|McNeil, Myra’Nesha||Blackburn College|
|Bacchetti, Dominique||Missouri S& T|
|Coca, Richard||Purdue University|
|Del Rio, Gilberto||SIUE|
|Fedorchak, Megan||Illinois State University|
|Grimm, Alyssa||Quincy University|
|Harris, Jalon||Morehouse College|
|Philpott, Joel||Southeast Missouri State University|
|Przybysz, Trey||Missouri State University|
|Simpson, Trey||Missouri State University|
|Tucker, Isabella||Saint Louis Unviersity|
|Baker, Zane||Kansas State University|
|Blaha, Sam||Lindenwood St. Charles|
|Campbell, Katie||Lindenwood St. Charles|
|Cawvey, Zach||University of Missouri at St. Louis|
|Schubert, Isabella||University of Missouri at St. Louis|
|Whitehead, Logan||McKendree University|