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Grant Larie

Carita Suhonen

"UWFox was a great transition
for me. While I’ve been here I got to do a lot ofthings and participate in many activities, including stage plays and musicals, choir, intercollegiate soccer, clubs, and fundraisers."

Age: 20

Hometown: Oshkosh

Current Residence: Oshkosh

When attended UWFox: Fall 2007-Spring 2009

Background before UWFox:

Grant attended Oshkosh Lourdes High School, graduating in Spring 2007. He has been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America for 14 years, from Tiger Cubs through Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, earning the rank of "Eagle Scout" as well as the "Order of the Arrow". Grant had numerous jobs while in high school and during the summers, including working at Stein’s Garden & Gifts, Fleet Farm, CR Meyer, and pizza delivery. He currently works part-time at Target in Oshkosh 16-18 hours per week.

Why did you choose UWFox?

"I came from a small high school and enjoyed that experience, and I liked the small class sizes and personal attention I got when I was there. UWFox was a great transition for me. While I’ve been here I got to do a lot of things and participate in many activities, including stage plays and musicals, choir, intercollegiate soccer, clubs, and fundraisers. There are so many opportunities to get involved."

Have you chosen a major?

Grant will earn his Associate of Arts and Science degree this May and is currently visiting campuses and reviewing options of the colleges he’s been accepted to as a transfer student. After earning a bachelor’s degree, wants to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic to become a chiropractor.

What did you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

"All of the faculty I’ve had have sparkled in teaching their subject matter to me. The faculty has always been very supportive when I’ve needed assistance. They have high expectations for students at UWFox. The teacher/student relationship is wonderful, and I’ve always felt very comfortable talking to all of my teachers.  I’ve grown so much as a person while I’ve been a student at UWFox."

Activities, extra-curricular activities, honors, recognitions, scholarships

  • Dean’s List, Fall 2007
  • Member of the campus English Club
  • Soccer team captain, two years (2007, 2008)
  • Soccer team point leader, two years (2007, 2008)
  • Soccer team MVP, two years (2007, 2008)
  • First team soccer All-Conference (Wisconsin Collegiate Conference), two years (2007, 2008)
  • All-State soccer team (Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association), two years (2007, 2008)
  • Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, two years (2007, 2008)
  • Had the male lead in the UWFox Theatrical production, "Once This Island"
  • Had the role of "Joseph" in the UWFox 75th Anniversary Revue finale production of, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
  • Had the role of "Troy" in the Riverside Players (Neenah) production of "High School Musical"
  • Had the role of "Seymour" in the Lourdes HS production of, "Little Shop of Horrors"

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