College Advice Shared at Alumni Panel Event

Jamie Lavigueur
On January 9, current SFHS juniors and seniors enjoyed hearing from SFHS alums Tommy Bratthauar ’22, Michael Brdecka ’20, Mirabella French ’20, and Gabby Hernandez ’21, in our inaugural Spartan Alumni Panel. The alums graciously volunteered their time to answer questions and share about their college experience with their fellow Spartans.

Questions ranged from how to write the best admissions essay to what clubs the students are involved in at their respective schools.

“It’s important to be honest with yourself about what you want out of college,” Mirabella said.

Michael added that he began his college career at Loyola Chicago then pivoted to the University of Iowa after learning that he liked visiting the city, but living in it was a different story.

Tommy advised the students to use their teachers as resources when writing their college essays and Gabby encouraged them to remember to stay genuine and talk about what differentiates them from others.

We are grateful to these four fantastic alums and plan to make this event an annual resource for our students.

Thank you:
Tommy Bratthauar ’22, St. Norbert College: Business Administration
Michael Brdecka ’20, University of Iowa: Political Science
Mirabella French ’20, University of Loyola Chicago: Marketing with Broadcast Journalism
Gabby Hernandez ’21, Duke University: Computer Science and Statistics
    • SFHS alums Mirabella French ’20, Michael Brdecka ’20, Gabby Hernandez ’21, and Tommy Bratthauar ’22, share at our inaugural Spartan Alumni Panel.

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