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Off To College – Class of 2020

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2020. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall.

Reverend Vincent Giacabazi, S.J., Rockhurst High School; Tom Rottinghaus, Luke Rottinghaus, The University of Kansas; Katy Rottinghaus, and David Laughlin, Rockhurst High School

 

Tyoni Williams, Kansas State University

 

Jack Emerson, The University of Kansas; Luke Rottinghaus, The University of Kansas; Mason Vasta, United States Air Force Academy; Caleb Phillips, University of Alabama; Andrew Meysenburg, University of Missouri; Matthew Eilert, The University of Kansas; Cody Metcalf, University of Nebraska; and Henry Ismert, Rockhurst University

 

Reverend Vincent Giacabazi, S.J., Rockhurst High School; Mary Kuklenski, Michael Kuklenski, Boston College; and David Laughlin, Rockhurst High School

 

David Laughlin, Rockhurst High School; Brian O’Halloran, Casey O’Halloran, University of Missouri; Julie O’Halloran, Riley O’Halloran, Tommy O’Halloran, and Reverend Vincent Giacabazi, S.J., Rockhurst High School

 

 Caleb Phillips, University of Alabama; Mason Vasta, United States Air Force Academy; Luke Rottinghaus, The University of Kansas; Matthew Eilert, The University of Kansas; Cody Metcalf, University of Nebraska; Jack Morris, Creighton University; Spencer Lord, Colorado State University; and Michael Kuklenski, Boston College

 

BBBS Little Brother Kenny, Metropolitan Community College

 

Kyle Krumm, University of Mississippi; Stone Hewlett, The University of Kansas; Will Walsh, University of Nebraska; Michael Bessenbacher, Washburn University; Mason Vasta, United States Air Force Academy; Nick Pileggi, Kansas State University; Matthew Eilert, The University of Kansas; Chuck Ingram, Wichita State University; Max Croake, The University of Kansas; Michael Slaney, The University of Kansas; Robert Thomas, University of Wisconsin; Caleb Phillips, University of Alabama; and Andrew Kopulos, Texas Christian University

 

Molly Lynn, University of Notre Dame

 

Carmella Alyce Bailey, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 

Alex Powell, Loyola University Chicago

 

Libby Slaymaker, University of Arkansas; Erika Sesler, University of Missouri; Allie Dierks, University of Arkansas; Olivia Townsend, University of Oklahoma; and Ava Grace Vermillion, Chapman University; flanked Stormy.

 

Erika Sesler, University of Missouri; celebrated with Allie Dierks, University of Arkansas; on her shoulders.

 

Simon Williams, Lindenwood University

Submit one high resolution photo with the name of the senior and place where he/she is going to college to jenny@kcindependent.com by June 29th to be featured in an upcoming issue of The Independent. 🎓

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