Meet the Class of 2017

Theyve never attended a concert in a smoke-filled arena; theyve never had to depend on getting to their friends houses so they could study together; and theyve known only two United States presidents since they grew old enough to take an interest in public events.* All the same, members of St. Norberts Class of 2017 enter college with rich experiences and many not-inconsiderable achievements to their collective name. Heres our annual snapshot of our first-year class, who began their college journey last Monday. We cant wait to see what theyll do next!

  • 1 earned a 36 on the ACT – the highest score possible.
  • 1 had an article published in The New York Times.
  • 1 was invited to play for the U.S. baseball team in the Dominican Republic – one of only 20 high-school players selected.
  • 151 have a family member who graduated from or currently attends St. Norbert College.
  • 110 were elected to their high school student government; 13 served as class president.
  • 4 were voted prom queen.
  • 4 have earned a black belt in karate; 2 earned a black belt in tae kwon do; 1 earned a second-degree black belt.
  • 2 were People to People ambassadors in countries including Ireland, Wales, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
  • 1 was enrolled in 14 International Baccalaureate courses; 1 student was enrolled in 13 Advanced Placement courses.
  • 1 was deaf since birth until a special operation restored hearing.
  • 1 has lived in 14 different cities in 14 years due to their father’s NHL career.
  • 5 incoming United States students studied abroad in high school.
  • 183 were members of the National Honor Society, with 6 serving as president of their honor society.
  • 157 were selected as captain of a varsity sport, with 6 serving as captains for three different sports. 
  • 40 were All-Conference athletes.
  • 12 students were state champions; 3 were awarded the state championship twice.
  • 22 participated in Badger Boys/ Girls State.
  • 8 earned the rank of Eagle Scout; 4 received the Bronze Award; 2 received the Silver Award; 2 received the Gold Award.
  • 19 completed more than 100 hours of community service; one completed more than 3,000 hours.
  • They have participated in mission trips in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and Saint Lucia; and, in the United States, in Appalachia and in Illinois, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
  • They hail from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin – as well as from Canada, China, the Gaza Strip, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sweden.

* Thanks to our Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities partner Beloit College and its annually published Mindset list, for these insights into the world of the Class of 2017.


Sept. 3, 2013