Graduation Facts Class of 2017

2017 Senior Plans

The St. Edmond Catholic High School class of 2017 has many talented and high achieving students. The class was recently surveyed about their future plans. All of the seniors will be college bound next year. With many of them planning to participate in sports, arts and campus student activities at their campuses.

Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) will be the campus choice for 16 students (40%) of the graduating class. Many of them will be majoring  in marketing, computer science, business  and culinary arts.

Fourteen students will be attending state universities with Iowa State gaining seven Cyclones, University of Iowa with five Hawkeyes and University of Northern Iowa gaining two Panthers. Six students have chosen to stay in state as well, choosing  Drake, Loras, Briar Cliff University, and DMACC. Out of state universities include: The Ohio State University, University of St. Thomas, and Creighton

Eight students plan to receive two year degrees and thirty two students are planning to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Interests vary greatly among these seniors. Most seniors have selected an area of interest, some of these interests include: the medical field, business, engineering, physical therapy, agriculture, psychology, music, early education, animal science, international relations, technology, sociology, art, welding and criminal justice. Three of the seniors are undecided as to which career path they will pursue in college.

Athletically this class will continue their athletic careers at college participating in baseball, football, golf, tennis, track and softball.  Many of the seniors will continue their fine art skills by participating in drama and the arts at the college of their choice.

Eight students will be awarded a service cord for giving more than forty hours of service to their school, church and community during each of their high school years. Thirty three seniors enrolled in college classes and 16 of them earned over twenty credits.

Eighty percent of the class has accepted over half a million dollars in scholarship money.