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Class of 2016 Top Ten


Class of 2016 Statistics

  1. 140 students
  2. 3 National Merit Finalists
  3. 4 National Merit Commended Students
  4. Over $25 million in tendered college scholarships
  5. 15 students with NCAA athletic commitments
  6. A highlight of the universities and colleges at which they have 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 and so many more!

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Kyle McGill

Class Rank: # 1
National Merit Commended Student
Parents: Brian and Alisa McGill
Plans to attend: University of Dayton
Majoring in: Chemical Engineering
Grade school: St. Peter in Chains
Career goals: Doctor of Infectious Disease
Favorite class at Badin: Physics
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Heinrich
Scholarships received: Joe Nuxhall Scholarship, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Rose-Hulman Merit Scholarship; University of Cincinnati: Cincinnatus Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Engineering and Applied Science Freshman Scholastic Award; University of Dayton: Merit Scholarship, Textbook Scholarship; Miami University; RedHawk Eminence Scholarship; The Ohio State University; Maximus Scholarship; University of Tennessee: UT Volunteer Scholarship.

Kelsey Hillard

Class Rank: # 2
National Merit Finalist
Parents: Denise Styons and Chris Hillard
Plans to attend: University of Cincinnati
Majoring in: Nursing
Grade school: Sacred Heart
Career goals: Nurse-midwife
Favorite class at Badin: French Class
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Collins
Scholarships received: Case Western Reserve University: University Scholarship; University of Cincinnati: Cincinnatus Scholarship, Provost Scholarship; Wright State University: Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship; Xavier University: Xavier Scholarship; Mount St. Joseph University: Elizabeth Seton Scholarship; St. Louis University: Vice President’s Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Kelsey volunteers at the Community Meal Center most Fridays, is involved with Youth Ministry at Sacred Heart and enjoys babysitting.

Garrett Ernst

Class Rank: # 3
National Merit Finalist
Parents: Dave and Emily Ernst
Plans to attend: Vanderbilt University
Majoring in: Computer Engineering
Grade school: Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy & Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary
Favorite class at Badin: AP Calculus
Favorite Badin teacher: Mr. Merz
Scholarships received:National Merit Finalist Scholarship, Hamilton Community Foundation: Madge Shaper Schaeuble Memorial Scholarship; Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Company Scholarship; Clemson University: Academic/Honors College Scholarship; University of Alabama: Merit Scholarship; University of Akron: Merit Scholarship; Arizona State University: Merit Scholarship; Bellarmine University: Merit Scholarship; Hofstra University: Merit Scholarship; Iowa State University: Merit Scholarship; University of Nebraska: Merit Scholarship; Southern New Hampshire University: Merit Scholarship; Valparaiso University: Merit Scholarship; Xavier University: Merit Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Garrett is a four year member of the Badin Rocks Ensemble & Badin Jazz Band, assists with the Badin Rocks Youth Group and volunteers at many Badin music events.

Katie Pohlman

Class Rank: # 3
Parents: Jeffrey and Ellen Pohlman
Plans to attend: The Ohio State University
Majoring in: Biology, Pre Med
Grade school: St. Peter in Chains
Career goals: Pediatrician
Favorite class at Badin: Physiology I and II
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Oliver
Scholarships received: Rotary Service above Self Scholarship; Ohio State University: OSU Butler County Alumni Association, Provost Scholarship; University of Cincinnati: Darwin T. Turner Scholarship, Century Scholarship; Indiana University: Dean’s Scholarship; Miami University: Merit Scholarship; Universtiy of South Carolina: McKissick Scholars Award; University of Tennessee: Merit Scholarship; Xavier University: Xavier Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Katie volunteers at the Miracle league field volunteer, St. Peter in Chains Bereavement Committee, Animal Adoption Foundation, KASC Soccer, varsity soccer and basketball, Mentor and Mentee program, Badin History Club, Spirit Club, JKB, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Athletes making Progress, DECA, U4U, Badin Ambassadors and an employee at TJ Maxx and West Side Little League.

Zach Larkin

Class Rank: # 5
Parents: Ed and Amy Larkin
Plans to attend: Indiana State University
Majoring in: Biology, Pre Med
Grade school: Mother Teresa
Career goals: Doctor of Sports Medicine
Favorite class at Badin: Physiology
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Collins
Scholarships received: Butler University: Academic Scholarship; Indiana State University: Academic Excellence Scholarship & Ohio Student Scholarship; John Carroll University: Magis Scholarship; Miami University: Merit Scholarship; Ohio University: OHIO Achievement Scholarship & OHIO Distinction Scholarship; Purdue University: Presidential Scholarship; University of Toledo: Honors Award; Youngstown State University: President’s Scholarship
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Varsity Football, Basketball, Baseball

Nathan Maue

Class Rank: # 5
National Merit Commended Student
Parents: Cherie and Kevin Maue
Plans to attend: New York University
Majoring in: Italian and Computer Science
Grade school: St. John the Baptist, Dry Ridge
Career goals: Software Engineer and then Chief Technology Officer
Favorite class at Badin: French
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. McAdams
Scholarships received: The Ohio State University: Maximus Scholarship; New York University: CAS Scholarship, Early Decision Work Study.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Nathan started the Scholar-Leader Academy Tutoring Program. He also was active in Badin Theater and babysitting.

Margaret Clark

Class Rank: # 7
Parents: Brian and Betsy Clark
Plans to attend: The University of Akron
Majoring in: Biomedical Engineering
Grade school: St. Julie Billiart/St. Peter in Chains
Career goals: Biomedical Engineer in the field of orthopedics
Favorite class at Badin: Honors Physiology II
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Breetz
Scholarships received: University of Dayton: President’s Merit Scholarship, study abroad scholarship, and Textbook Scholarship; Saint Louis University: Dean’s Scholarship; Marquette University: Pere Marquette Award; University of Alabama Birmingham: Engineering Excellence Scholarship and Blazer Gold Scholarship; University of Toledo: Honors Award; Wittenberg University: Wittenberg Scholar Award; University of Akron: Scholarship for Excellence, Honors Scholarship, and Inaugural Williams Honors Scholarship; Butler University: Academic Scholarship; Ohio Wesleyan University: Branch Rickey Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Maggie is involved in Cincy Classics Volleyball, Badin Volleyball, Badin Bowling, History Club, Junior Engineering Technical Society, National Honors Society, babysitting and several volunteer activities.

Sofia Milillo

Class Rank: # 7
National Merit Commended Student
Parents: Frank and Raychele Milillo
Plans to attend: University of Notre Dame
Majoring in: Biology, Pre Med
Grade school: Tremont Elementary (Upper Arlington Public Schools)
Career goals: Interventional Radiologist or Ophthalmologist
Favorite class at Badin: Physiology
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. Collins
Scholarships received: Hamilton Community Foundation; University of Notre Dame: University Scholarship; Miami University: Merit Scholarship; Xavier University: Xavier Scholarship; Ohio University: OHIO Achievement Scholarship, OHIO Distinction Scholarship; University of Dayton: Trustees’ Merit Scholarship; University of Alabama: Presidential Scholarship; Ball State University: Presidential Scholarship; Kent State University: EA Mullen Founders Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship; Ohio Wesleyan University: Schubert Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Sofie is involved in tutoring, babysitting & Spanish Club.

Michael Nye

Class Rank: # 9
Parents: Thomas and Jennifer Nye
Plans to attend: The Ohio State University
Majoring in: Electrical Engineering and Physics, double major
Grade school: St. Peter in Chains
Career goals: To work for a space exploration company
Favorite class at Badin: Physics II
Favorite Badin teacher: Mr. Merz
Scholarships received: University of Cincinnati/Honors Program: Cincinnatus Scholarship; University of Dayton: Trustees’ Merit Scholarship; Miami University: Merit Scholarship; The Ohio State University: Maximus Scholarship; Xavier University: Xavier Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Michael is involved with club swim at New London Hills, Badin Clay Busters, a four year member of Badin Rocks, Badin Jazz Band, and Badin Swim team.

Rachel Rider

Class Rank: # 10
Parents: Vivian Rider and David Rider
Plans to attend: Case Western Reserve University
Majoring in: Nursing
Grade school: St. Ann
Career goals: Nurse practitioner, specializing in nurse midwifery
Favorite class at Badin: French
Favorite Badin teacher: Mrs. McAdams
Scholarships received: Ball State University: Presidential Scholarship; Case Western Reserve: University Scholarship; University of Indianapolis: Dean's Scholar; Kent State University: Trustee Scholarship; Marymount University: Presidential Scholarship, Catholic High School Scholarship; Ohio Northern University: Trustee Scholarship; Xavier University: Xavier Scholarship; Wittenberg: Wittenburg University Scholar Award; Wright State University: University Achievement Scholarship.
Outside and extra-curricular activities during high school: Rachel works a part time job, take daily walks, reads, hangs out with friends, practices French, and is teaching herself German.