We asked members of the Oberlin High School Class of 2016 to reflect on their time at the school and how it prepared them for the future.
Bella Palacio plans to attend the University of Toledo and major in criminal justice.
“The teachers would always work with us and it was important because they got us ready and they understood how college is going to work. I feel I was readied by the curriculum Oberlin High School has.”
Que Freeman plans to attend Lorain County Community College and major in art.
“I was in lower classes because of my hearing (Freeman is deaf) and teachers helped me to get to regular and advanced classes and complete my studies… It was the most fun four years. I would never trade it. Oberlin has taught me a lot of new ways to be able to build on things and learn new things.”
Imani Whitfield Congdon plans to attend Denison University in Granville and major in classical studies.
“It was difficult. There’s a lot more to overcome, especially in this school than people care to mention or realize and I think that’s prepared me for difficulties in the future. The (International Baccalaureate) program, it was difficult. It was very difficult. I felt at times that I had no support. There were certain things about it that were wonderful, the curriculum was great in certain places, but I don’t think it was given to us in a way that was easy to handle.”