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Off To College – Class of 2022

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2022. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country this fall!

Gwynivere, The University of Kansas


Tanee, Missouri Western University


Donyae Watson, University of Central Missouri


Benjamin Randall, Santa Clara University; and Kolby Lynch, University of Missouri


Caroline Thrun, Millikin University; Sarah Maicher, University of South Carolina; and Maddie Olsen, Colorado State University


Caroline McCullough, Texas Christian University; Ava Cusumano, DePaul University; and Lillian Robinson, The University of Kansas


Erin Pryor, Arizona State University; and Isabelle Shachtman, Boston University (Photo Credit: David Riffel)


Ffion Hughes, Regis University; Ava Belchez, Emerson College; Francesca Dessert, The University of San Diego; and Sophia Nordling, Fordham University


Sophie Harlan, Kansas State University; Anna Lack, University of Central Missouri; and Eloise Medbery, Gonzaga University


Avery, Baker University


Monica, Penn Valley Community College


Jaden LeGrair, Wichita State University


(Front row) Mia Tobin, Kansas City Art Institute; Zora Stack, University College Dublin; Caroline Fry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Claire Redick, Washington University in St. Louis (back row) Christian Alldredge, The University of Kansas; Daniel Rauen, University of Notre Dame; Maxwell Parr, Kansas State University; Selena Spurrier, University of Iowa; Madeline Dryden, Purdue University; and Oliver Stack, University College Dublin (Photo Credit: David Riffel)


Aiden Willoughy, Kansas State University; Trevor Zinkus, Kansas State University, and Charles Luetje IV, Molloy College/Collaborative Arts Project 21 (Photo Credit: David Riffel)


Noel Busch, University of Mississippi; Laurel Elsberry, Colorado Mountain College; and Isabella Neuburger, The University of Kansas


Mariah Thomas, Northwest Missouri State University


Ffion Hughes, Regis University; and Blake Allen, Kansas State University


Sophia Boatman, Boston University; and Annie Freeman, Miami University


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