Monona Grove High School

Hanna Eyobed

Hanna Eyobed is a senior at Monona Grove High School.  She participates in musicals, film club and is the president of the Black Student Union.  Hanna is a teen editor with the Simpson Street Press and is very active with the Information Technology Academy.  Hanna is an honor roll student with plans to attend UW-Madison.

Xavier Fashion

Xavier Fashion is a student at Monona Grove High School.  He is very active in Track and Field, Football, Jazz Band and is president of BSU.  Xavier volunteers at a local retirement home when he has the opportunity.  He is an honor roll student and plans on attending Arizona State University.

Middleton High School

Cara Hill

Cara Hill is a student from Middleton High School who plans on attending Blackhawk Technical College in the fall. She participates in concert choir, the Black Student Union and MSTAN. Cara shows herself as a multitasker- juggling school, work and taking care of her younger siblings as needed.

Vincent Tai

Vincent Tai is a Middleton High School Senior who has his sights set on attending UW Milwaukee in the fall. His interest is in international business. He loves playing soccer and volunteering when available.

Madison West High School

Mekelle Anderson

Mekelle Anderson is a proud student at West High School.  He is very involved with Theater Directing & Acting.  He plans to attend Madison College and staying connected with the UW Theater Department.

How was your senior year?

My senior year I spent more time on stage than off. Being in multiple plays my most impactful role must be Cory from the play Fences directed by Baron Kelly. This year I also spent time behind the scenes writing and directing my first play performed by an all-black cast.

What would be my superpower:

Teleportation so I can work anywhere and live anywhere. 

Something I will always remember:

My first time on stage (it was terrifying) 

Where will I be in 5 months:

Auditioning for roles in big cities (the next Miles Morales)

Change the world:

I’d like to tell underrepresented stories and change perspectives and eliminate stereotypes 

Eunice F Ndoyi

Eunice F Ndoyi is a proud Regent at West High School.  She loves track & field, tennis and learning about investing.  Eunice is also a member of the BSA student council and DECA.  She has her eyes set on attending UW Milwaukee next fall.

Describe your senior year. 

My senior year has been filled with a lot of exciting yet bittersweet lasts.

What superpower do you wish you had? 

I wish I could fly so that I could travel the world in my own timing.

I will always remember… 

The Bucks HBCU trip we went on with BSU and getting to stand on the court and watch the players warm up. I was in such close proximity to them

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in either grad school or medical school somewhere warmer, possibly UNC Chapel Hill, Howard or somewhere else

How would you like to help our world? 

I would like to help our world by increasing access to healthcare because no one should die from common illnesses when medicine and solutions are readily available.

Sun Prairie East High School

Lyric Eveans

Lyric is a proud senior at Sun Prairie East High School.  

Describe your senior year in three words.

Bittersweet, challenging, and persevering.

What did this past year teach you about yourself that you didn’t know?

My perfectionism tendencies do not define me, and through adversity, I push myself til the difficulties that arise finally disappear.

What advice would you give to next year’s graduates?

If there is ever a point where you feel like giving up due to not having any motivation left, ask for help from your teachers and counselors because they want you to succeed. Make it a priority to have at least one teacher that makes you feel safe and cared for in the classroom. A personal connection helps with having at least one teacher write a great letter of recommendation.

What superpower do you wish you had? Why?

I wish I had the superpower of teleportation because if I wanted to take a vacation anywhere in the world at any time, I would be able to do so without any cost.

How would you like to help our world?

I want to help our world by advocating for mental health because it is a social issue not talked about enough (especially in communities of color) and is one of the leading root causes of social problems today. I would also like to help our world by lessening my carbon footprint and supporting companies that focus on stopping climate change and reusing products instead of being wasteful.

Eastlan Shields

Eastlan is a senior at Sun Prairie East High School who aspires to enter the health care field to make a difference.

Describe your senior year in three words.

Fun, stressful, surprising 

What did this past year teach you about yourself that you didn’t know?

This past year taught me that it is more than okay to take breaks every now and then. I might be called a perfectionist with my work, and when I work on assignments and applications, I tend to not give myself a break until I am done with everything. This caused me to become burnt out and overwhelmed so many times this year. In order to combat this I started to take short breaks after working for a certain amounts of time, I now stop working on assignments at 9:00 pm the latest every night. 

What advice would you give to next year’s graduates?

Continue to work hard throughout your senior year. It may get overwhelming with college applications, applying for scholarships, and getting school work done, but continue to work hard and do all of your work to your best ability. It will definitely pay off in the end. 

What superpower do you wish you had and why?

A superpower that I wouldn’t mind having is being able to heal myself and others quickly. I think it would be super useful if I were to work in the healthcare field. I also hate having colds, so with this power I would be able to heal my colds in like seconds and I wouldn’t have to suffer. 

How would you like to help our world? 

I would like to help our world by becoming a nurse and eventually a nurse practitioner. When I work in the medical field, I want to decrease the bias and discrimination that happens to people within it. Specifically, I want to work as a Labor & Delivery Nurse and eventually as either an OB/GYN or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. I recently learned that Black women are less likely to survive pregnancy compared to other races. By pursuing a career in the healthcare field, I hope I am able to change that statistics and help increase the amount of Black women that survive pregnancy. 

Edgewood High School

Grace Nwankwo

Grace Nwankwo is an Edgewood High School student who finds ways to fill each available moment with learning, sharing or just being involved.  Wisconsin is fortunate that she chose to become a Badger.  I’m sure more publications will capture her story going forward.  Her high school accomplishments and involvements include…

Link Crew-BIPOC-Varsity Basketball-Softball-Student Council-American Legion Auxiliary- Badger Girls State-Vacation Bible School – St. Dennis, Tele shadowing- Union of Nigerians in the Madison Area-Ronald McDonald House-Second Harvest Food Bank-Tony Evers Proclamation Recipient-Student Representative of Incoming and Transfer Students-National Honor Society-Urban League of Madison Outstanding Young Person Award-School High Honor Roll-Vice-President of Student Council

  • Madison Link Scholar Scholarship 
  • Urban League George Anglin Scholarship
  • Women in Focus Scholarship 
  • Rotary of Madison Community Scholarship 
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Scholarship 
  • Dominican Service Award 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Marcio Sierra

Marcio Sierra stays quite busy at Edgewood High School.   Judson University will be proud to have him as an incoming freshman.

School activities: 

Cross Country, Track, Art Club, Drama/theater, Link Crew, Honors Society, BIPOC club, concert choir 

Community/church activities and involvement: 

Volunteer at church every week doing worship team and the sound system. Volunteer at Lighthouse School doing various jobs (lawn work, maintenance, organizing, etc.). Have volunteered at various food pantries. 

Special Recognitions or awards: 

EHS Senior Art Exhibition Best in Show. Scholastic Art Award Honorable mention. Dean’s Scholarship (Academic Scholarship for college). Third place in watercolor painting in the Badger Conference Art Exhibition. Choir Scholarship. 


Judson University

Verona Area High School

Kean Ehiorobo

Kean is a Verona Senior who has a strong belief in God and would love to help change the world through unity and peace.

Describe your senior year

I would describe my senior year as a journey of success both internally and externally. I have been able to accumulate a chain of accomplishment this year. All while reaching an inner peace along with clarity with my past, present, and future.

What superpower do you wish you had

I have always had a deep desire for the ability of telekinesis. The capability of my mind being my source of power.

I will always remember

I will always remember my journey of drawing close to God. During that period of time I saw how real he is. Which resulted in my baptism!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years

In 5 years I see myself continuing my journey. Changing minds and helping will powers with the influence of the art of writing.

How would you like to help our world

I am helping the world by using the art of writing as a sense of healing and motivation.  In the future I would hope to be a bigger influence in the world than I am now, influencing large groups of all sorts. To bring unity and peace.

Ojaswi Pasachhe

Ojaswi Pasachhe A Verona senior is the recipient of numerous awards and would love to connect with people around the world by speaking their language.  

My senior year has been pretty hectic, what with post-high school plans, clubs, difficult classes, and work. Up until recently, there was always some sort of deadline following me around, whether it was for college and scholarship applications, the Seal of Biliteracy, or my youth apprenticeship, and this caused this school year to be very stressful for me.  At the same time, though, this year has been incredibly memorable, and I have had so much fun getting more involved with my community. From facilitating the Multicultural Showcase as one of the co-presidents of VAHS’s Multicultural Leadership Council to working at a biomedical engineering lab, I have had so many amazing opportunities to connect with diverse groups of people and explore my passions, and I am very, very grateful for this. Now, as the school year is coming to an end, I’m looking forward to continuing to pursue my passion for social justice and science.

As someone who has a very random passion for language, I think it’d be so cool if I had the ability to fluently speak every single language in the world. I’m currently learning Spanish and Korean, but maybe one day…

I will always remember just how much the people around me have impacted my life, whether they are my teachers, club advisors, family, or friends. Because of them, I have gained a broader perspective of the world, which has helped me become a more empathetic, thoughtful person. They have also helped me find a deeper sense of community and identity, which has allowed me to ground myself and be more confident. 

Hopefully, I’ll be in med school in 5 years, although there’s always a possibility that I will be doing something completely different. Maybe I’ll be helping out at a laboratory or a clinic, too. Moreover, I think that, in 5 years, I’ll be a much more confident, educated individual, and I’ll hopefully be better equipped to help diverse communities, especially those that have been underserved.

I would like continue advocating for social issues that I am passionate about, such as equitable access to resources and restorative justice, in order to help the community. I think that it is crucial to give everyone the resources that they need to succeed, which is why I think advocacy is so important. Beyond this, I hope to contribute to my community through healthcare, as I want to become a psychiatrist in the future. I think that mental health is so important, and I want to be able to support people who are struggling with their mental health. 

Robert M. La Follette High School

Makhi Jackson

Makhi Jackson is a La Follette Senior with his eyes set on track and football.  His is also an outstanding student who aspires to attend North Dakota College of Science along with his twin brother Malique.

Describe your senior year.

My senior year has been absolutely amazing. I have made a firm commitment to attend North Dakota State College of Science, where I will have the incredible opportunity to play football. Alongside this, I have had an outstanding track season, all the while maintaining an impressive GPA of 3.53. To add to the list of accomplishments, I was honored with the nomination and subsequent win of Student of the Month in October 2022. As I approach the conclusion of my senior year, I remain determined to finish strong, devoting myself to both academic excellence and athletic success.

What superpower do you wish you had?

If I were granted a single superpower, without hesitation, I would choose the extraordinary ability to fly. Being able to soar through the skies and witness the world from an entirely new perspective would be an awe-inspiring adventure beyond compare.

I will always remember…

One invaluable lesson that will forever stay with me is the significance of unwavering commitment and ceaseless effort. I have come to understand that nothing in life is simply handed to us; therefore, it is crucial to always stay dedicated and work diligently for everything we desire.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

When envisioning the next five years of my life, I see myself embarking on an exciting journey. Firstly, I aim to enter the NFL draft, pursuing my passion for football at the highest level. Simultaneously, I aspire to become a highly regarded real estate agent, utilizing my skills to provide exceptional service to my clients. Additionally, I plan to engage in the stock market, exploring new avenues of financial growth. Above all, I will ensure that I actively pursue and indulge in the activities I genuinely enjoy.

How would you like to help our world?

The way in which I hope to contribute to the betterment of the world is by continuing to do what I am currently doing: creating motivational films that inspire others and bring a positive perspective to their lives. By offering a bright outlook, I aspire to uplift people’s spirits and brighten their days, even if only in a small way.

Malique Jackson

Malique is a proud La Follette senior.  He is passionate about Track & Field and Football.  His plans are to attend North Dakota College of Science with his twin brother.

Describe your senior year.

I genuinely believe that my senior year has been a remarkable journey. Personally, my football season was exceptional, leading to my recognition as a member of the 2nd team all-conference. Academically, I also experienced significant achievements, maintaining a commendable GPA of 3.33. 

What superpower do you wish you had

If there were one superpower I could possess, it would be the ability to read minds. The ability to hear and understand the thoughts and emotions of others would bring about a different understanding of human nature and help make deeper connections.

I will always remember…

One memory that will forever be etched in my mind is the moment I shared with my twin brother which was our college commitment signing day. This fall, we will both be attending North Dakota State College of Science for football, a moment that symbolizes the beginning of an exciting chapter in our lives.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

As I envision my life five years from now, I see myself thriving both academically and athletically in college. I see myself venturing into the NFL draft, where I will have the opportunity to further showcase my athletic abilities.

How would you like to help our world?

I would like to help the world by contributing positivity by spreading kindness and knowledge wherever I go.