Nine out of ten of the Top of the 2019 Class Academic students for La Salle High School have decided to follow STEM programs into their college careers declaring majors in science, engineering and computer science.
The graduates earned over $2.2 million in scholarships and grants. The graduates earned an average 33 ACT score with over 290 service hours. In addition, the graduates averaged completion of nine AP courses with a GPA of 3.98.
These graduates are among the 29 students in the Lasallian Scholars Institute (LSI). As a part of LSI, this group of young men experienced more than 50 experience-based learning opportunities with companies such as General Electric, Kroger, Beacon Orthopaedic, Johnson Investment Counsel, Dunhumby USA, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, LPK and many more of the "who's who" in Cincinnati business and industry. They also took advantage of more than 100 hours of professional development in areas such as public speaking, project management, group collaboration, and strategic planning.
LSI is a four-year program that adds an unprecedented learning experience to the already rigorous academics of honors-level students by providing extensive career and college pathway exposure through experiential, company-sponsored, and college-facilitated learning. It is designed specifically to provide real-world opportunities for top-tier, motivated students by forming industry partnerships in the fields of Engineering, Global Business, Healthcare, and Information Management and Technology as well as other professional areas. Students learn in-depth career information, inside information about Cincinnati-based employers, and connect with and learn from some of the most qualified individuals in specific industries.
La Salle High School will host their Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony on campus on Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 pm.
The graduates are led by valedictorian, Luke Weyer. Luke has declared to attend the University of Cincinnati and major in Environmental Biology. He has been a 4-year student athlete in Cross Country and Lacrosse. He was a member in the National Honor Society, La Salle Key Club and La Salle Academic Team. He is a National Merit Commended Student. During his time at La Salle, he earned over 190 service hours including tutoring at Santa Maria, volunteering at various La Salle events and peer tutoring. Luke's parents are Bob '83 and Angie Weyer and are members of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish. He has three brothers who are La Salle alumni: Toby '11, Lemuel '13, and Simon '15
Salutatorian is Chase Campbell. Chase has decided to attend the University of Cincinnati and major in Biomedical Engineering. He was accepted into the ACCEND program which will allow him to complete his bachelor and master degrees in a shortened time frame. He was a 4-year student athlete in Football being voted team captain both his freshman and senior years. He was involved in a variety of activities including National Honor Society President, La Salle Student Ambassador, Math Club President, Ping Pong Club, Senior Leader and the Director of Special Programs for LSI. He will graduate with over 300 service hours including Kairos Retreat Leader for K98 and K99, La Salle Canned Food Drive Co-Director, Walk for EB volunteer and tutor at St. Catherine School. Chase's parents are Chad and Kim Campbell and are members of St. John the Baptist Dry Ridge parish. He has one brother that is an alum, Logan Miller '12, and one brother at La Salle, Mason Campbell '21.
Other members of the Top of the Class include:
Andrew Draginoff – Andrew has decided to attend Ohio University and major in Mechanical Engineering. He has been accepted into the Ohio University Honors Program and has accepted several scholarships including a Russ College of Engineering and Technology Scholarship. He has been active in many activities at La Salle including National Honor Society, La Salle Football Team, La Salle Baseball Team and La Salle School Ambassador. He earned over 160 service hours through the La Salle Canned Food Drive, La Salle Baseball Camp volunteer and helping at Haubner Fields. Andrew's parents are David and Kathleen Draginoff. They are members of St. Bernard of Clairvaux parish. He has one brother at La Salle, Daniel '19.
Nolan Enzweiler- Nolan has declared a major in Aviation Engineering at The Ohio State University. He has accepted the Provost Scholarship at OSU. He has been very involved at La Salle including participating as a student athlete on the Golf and Basketball teams, both for two years, and the Baseball team for four years. He has been involved with Key Club, National Honor Society, Senior Leader, Student Ambassador and INTERalliance Tech Olympics. He has earned over 180 service hours including volunteering for the La Salle Canned Food Drive, La Salle Open House Tour Guide and Giving of Hearts and Mind volunteer, a community based volunteer organization. His parents are Steve '85 and Stephanie Enzweiler.
Sam Moeller- Sam has accepted admission to the University of Notre Dame and has declared a major in Electrical Engineering. He has been a four year student athlete in both Cross Country and Volleyball. He has earned Boy Scout of America Eagle Scout Award and National Merit Commended Student. He is active with National Honor Society Secretary, La Salle Academic Team Captain, Key Club President and Boy Scouts. He has earned over 540 service hours through Boy Scouts National Youth Leadership Training, volunteering at drop in shelters, NHS Giving Tree program, parish festival volunteer, Santa Maria Community volunteer and various service projects for his parish. He has also completed 11 AP courses while at La Salle. Sam's parents are Paul and Mary Ellen Moeller. They are members of St. John the Baptist Dry Ridge parish. Sam is one of six Lancers in the family with brothers Dan '06, Tim '08, Ben '11, Adam '14 and Josh '21.
Alex Roell- Alex has accepted admission to Miami University and has declared a major in Accountancy. He has earned admission into the University Honors Program at Miami and earned a Redhawk Excellence Scholarship. He has been a student athlete with the Cross Country and Tennis teams. He has also been involved with the National Honor Society, French Club and Tech Olympics. He has earned over 280 service hours including helping with La Salle Canned Food Drive, Lasallian Youth Summer Immersion Trip to Hindman, KY, St. Leo Food Pantry volunteer and a peer tutor. Alex's parents are Larry '86 and Carrie Roell. They are members of St. John the Baptist Harrison parish.
Brandon Rost- Brandon has declared a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Cincinnati. He has been active at La Salle with the National Honor Society, the Volleyball team and with the Key Club. He has earned over 350 service hours including a Lasallian Youth Summer Immersion Trip to New Orleans, La Salle Canned Food Drive, Santa Maria Community volunteer and parish festival volunteer. Brandon's parents are Robert and Christine Rost. They are members of St. John the Baptist Dry Ridge parish. He has two brothers that are La Salle alumni: Andrew '12 and Justin '14.
Nick Sucietto- Nick has declared a Computer Science major at the University of Cincinnati. He has been very involved with Key Club and La Salle Canned Food Drive earning most of his 200 service hours with those programs. Nick's parents are Dan '88 and Jennifer Sucietto. They are members of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish.
Josh Trabel- Josh will be attending the University of Cincinnati with a declared major of Mechanical Engineering. He was involved with the La Salle Soccer team for four years and earned the GCL South Academic All Star Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Senior Leader. He has earned over 400 service hours including Lasallian Youth Summer Immersion Trip to Hindman, KY, Lasallian Youth Summer Immersion Trip to Give Kids the World in Florida, Kairos retreat leader of K99, La Salle Canned Food Drive, Santa Maria Community tutor and coaching youth soccer and volleyball. Josh's parents are Bill '94 and Jenni Trabel. They are members of St. John the Baptist Harrison parish.
Tyler Voss- Tyler will be attending The Ohio State University with a major in Engineering. He has participated in the National Honor Society, La Salle Basketball team, La Salle Baseball team, Key Club and Student Ambassador. He has earned over 280 service hours including La Salle Canned Food Drive, Lasallian Youth Summer Immersion Trip to New Orleans, volunteer as several La Salle events, St. Vincent de Paul, Matthew 25 Ministries and various parish events. His parents are Craig '91 and Dana Voss. They are members of St. Bernard of Clairvaux parish. He has a brother at La Salle, Ian '22.
La Salle High School is located at 3091 W. North Bend Rd. in Green Township and has served students from Greater Cincinnati since 1960. The school website is www.lasallehs.net. Follow us on Twitter at @LaSallePride and Facebook at facebook.com/CincinnatiLaSalle
MISSION: As a Catholic School in the Lasallian tradition, La Salle High School prepares young men to achieve their full potential in body, mind and spirit.
VISION: Students will be guided to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.