Congratulations to senior Gabriel Sierens, whose college scholarship offers are over $1 million dollars.
Although he has larger offers from other colleges, Gabe has settled on Loyola University in Chicago.
“Loyola has the best environmental sustainability program,” Gabe says. “They have a beautiful campus on the water, in a convenient part of the city.”
Gabe has long been interested in the environment, and says he has wanted to help both the environment and animals since childhood.
His college acceptances include Albion College, Aquinas College (Grand Rapids), Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan University, Hope College, John Carroll University, Marist College, Miami University (Ohio), Michigan State University, Oliver College, Saint Joseph’s University, University of Detroit-Mercy, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, and Xavier University.
Gabe carries a 3.786 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is currently in the Advanced Placement Calculus AB class.
During high school, he has played lacrosse, and until this year, he played hockey.
His favorite class is Military History, which he enjoys, and his favorite teacher is Mr. Mike Shortt. “He can bring a fun dynamic to the class and is able to laugh while also being productive,” Gabe said. “I had him for Economics my junior year, and for Personal Finance this year.”
Gabe says his favorite memory of high school will “definitely be playing sports with my friends.
He attended Wyandot Middle School, in Clinton Township, a school in the Chippewa Valley School District, and chose to attend De La Salle.
“My parents believed I would be a better fit at a smaller school,” Gabe said. “There are more promising opportunities.”
He added, “At DLS the school does a good job of giving an individual attention. You’re not a number like in bigger public schools.”
Gabe lives in Clinton Township with his parents Bradley and Harmony Sierens, and attends St. Paul of Tarsus, also located in Clinton Township.