Ripon College Admission Blog

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     If there is one thing we can say about Admitted Student of the Week, Sophie Rabin Widman, it’s that she will be one of members of the Class of 2018 who will have the most frequent flyer miles! Sophie is from Felton, California, where she attends San Lorenzo Valley High School. Sophie heard about Ripon from a family friend whose cousin’s son who is attending Ripon (quite the connection!). This fall, Sophie will be making the 2,230 mile move from Cali to Sconnie (aka Wisconsin for those of you who have yet to learn Wisconsin terminology) to attend Ripon College.

     In school Sophie is very active in theatre, Queer-Straight Alliance, the VP of Key Club, and choir. Outside of the classroom, Sophie is still involved in theatre and music (she serves as a teacher’s assistant at a Celtic Music Camp for eight to twelve year olds during the summer). As for college life, “[I’m excited for] experiencing life away from home, learning and mastering my favorite subjects, starting a new chapter of my life in a brand new place that I will soon call home!” said Sophie. We’re also guessing she’s excited to be in some Ripon College theatre/music productions because her dream is to act on a big broadway stage! Before all these new adventures though Sophie is looking forward to Celtic Music Camp, her 18th birthday, and hanging with her friends as much as possible before making some new friends at Ripon!

    Speaking of friends, Sophie is hunting for RC roommate. “[I’m looking for] someone with a great sense of humor, someone willing to study with me, creative, neat, but likes to change things up sometimes!” It’s also important to know a few things about Sophie. She loves Chinese Food (check out China One in Ripon) and cake, “Honestly. I crave just slices of cake from Safeway sometimes…the frosting is what it’s all about.” Her favorite movies are The Fall and Finding Nemo and her favorite series of books is The Giver series and she enjoys The Fault In Our Stars as well. Outside of theatre Sophie is a talented musician. She has played the piano for ten years and the accordion for four years! Most importantly though, Sophie has a terrifying fear… of muffins and doesn’t enjoy being poked in the belly button. So basically her and the Pillsbury Doughboy would never really be associated together.

     If you’d like to get to know Sophie, reach out to her on the Class of 2018 page! Just don’t send her any muffins!

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Best of luck to our Ripon College Forensics Team as they head to Arizona for the National Tournament!

Our qualifying students are:
Senior Angelica Schwartz - District Champion - Poetry Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation and Duo Interpretation with her partner, Sophomore Caroline Lundt - District Champion.

Senior David Garcia - National Qualifier in After Dinner Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu speaking.
Junior Katie Biedler - National Qualifier in Communication Analysis.
Sophomore Katie Warczak - National Qualifier in Impromptu Speaking and extemporaneous speaking.
First year Allison Reinhardt - National Qualifier in Persuasion and Communication Analysis.

     In addition, First year Allison Reinhardt is one of only two students to represent the state of Wisconsin at the Interstate Oratory National Contest, held this year at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

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    It’s always a pleasure to see a family name return to Ripon College. Cody Chase, from Weyauwega, WI, follows in the footsteps of his older brother, Chris, who attended Ripon College. While he may be attending Ripon like his brother, he certainly plans on leaving his own unique mark at Ripon College!

     First and foremost, Cody is all about sports and staying fit. At Ripon he plans on majoring in Exercise Science and pursuing Physical Therapy. He also plans on being an athlete at Ripon College. “I am most excited about playing college football for the Red Hawks and getting the opportunity to get to know my teammates” said Cody. We’re proud to have him join the team! He was selected to play in this year’s WFCA Football All-Star Game. He has also played basketball and track. Outside of school Cody enjoys hanging out with his friends and hunting. Over the summer Cody has fun plans, “I am super excited for high school to be over and my summer will mostly consist of working at the Weyauwega Swim Lake and going to a lot of my friends’ graduations parties.”

     As for preparing for Ripon next year, Cody is looking for a roommate that is on the football team and someone that has an odd sense of humor like he does. Cody doesn’t play a lot of video games and tries to work out at least once a day. He’s not too particular about his music and really enjoys his football (if you didn’t pick up on that already!).

     If you’re interested in getting to know Cody more, join the Class of 2018 Facebook page and start a conversation with him!

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