College Corner: Week Five


Rory Summerville, Managing Editor

College Corner reviews five seniors every week on where they have decided to attend next year, what they’re excited for, and what they love about it.


Name: Lilly Kate Carr    

College: Auburn University

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Mascot: Tiger

Why Auburn? 

“I chose Auburn because it was the only school that had the program I wanted to be in. It’s in a great location, and it has lots of things to do and many opportunities!”

What are you most excited about? 

“I’m most excited about getting to meet so many people and getting to experience a different way of life!”


Name: Jackson Lawrence

College: Depauw University

Location: Greencastle, Indiana

Mascot: Tiger

Why DePauw?

“I chose Depauw because of the great balance of sports and academics that I was looking for in a D3 school with an awesome campus and great coaches.” 

What are you most excited about? 

“I am most excited about playing college lacrosse against great competition.”



Name: Kacey Shalala

College: Loyola University Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Mascot: Wolf

Why Loyola? 

“I originally only applied to Loyola Chicago as a safety school, but once I started learning about what they had to offer I knew it was for me. I want to study abroad in Rome, and Loyola has an entire campus there. They are also extremely environmentally friendly, which is very important to me. I love how the main campus is right on Lake Michigan, close to downtown Chicago, and is easily accessible by train. At first I was a little unsure about being so close to home, but it doesn’t feel like Lake Forest at all.”

What are you most excited about? 

I think I’m most excited to hopefully study abroad and make new friends.”


Name: Dani Verlen

College: Sewanee: The University Of The South

Location: Sewanee, Tennessee

Mascot: Tiger

Why Sewanee? 

“I chose Sewanee because it has a beautiful campus and a great program for what I wanna do. I also love its strong traditions.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I’m most excited to meet new friends and possibly rush!”



Name: Jack Shea

College: Colorado State University

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Mascot: Ram

Why CSU? 

“Part of the reason I’m going to CSU is that I met with Spencer Oakley (an LFHS alumnus) who is Army ROTC there, and I want to go into the Army after college. He made me fall in love with the campus and their program. I also have my mom’s brother and sister out in CO as well so that was a big factor for me.”

What are you most excited about? 

“I love the mountains so I’m excited to go mountain biking.”