Abby Homer (’20) Heads to Law School on a Full Scholarship

Commits to University of Nebraska College of Law 
Abby Homer (’20) graduated from Truman State University in Missouri earlier this month, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies with a focus on Law & Society, as well as minors in Psychology, Disability Studies and Legal Studies. She will head farther west this Fall to attend the University of Nebraska College of Law on a full scholarship.

 “I decided that I wanted to go to law school in the middle of my sophomore year of undergrad,” Abby said. “I really wanted to choose a career where I could make a difference as an advocate for others. After taking my first criminal justice class, I knew this is what I was made to do.”

When asked how her Rosary education prepared her for her future, Abby said she thinks of the quote from St. Catherine of Siena: "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." 

“My time at Rosary gave me the confidence I needed to thrive in my undergraduate program as well as the skills to be heavily involved on campus whether that be my leadership positions such as a VP position in Delta Zeta, or my academic endeavors including internships and being a TA,” she said.

“I am so grateful I had the opportunity to attend an all-girls college prep high school to prepare me for undergrad. The small class sizes, positive environment, and emphasis on academics made my experience at Rosary irreplaceable. Because of Rosary, I have the passion to continue to grow on my academic journey and set the world on fire.”

At Rosary, Abby was a Dominican Preacher, a member of National Honor Society, a Student Ambassador, and a member of Drama Club. “Probably my favorite area of involvement was the music department by participating in choir as well as the fall and spring musicals,” she said. “Mrs. Carron created such a positive and welcoming environment.”

Abby’s favorite Rosary memories are the connections she made not only with her peers but also the faculty, staff, and teachers. “Some of my favorite memories of Rosary are just the small things like working on geometry proofs with Mrs. Hoying until I finally understood what was going on, time I spent with friends in choir room on the carpet block, laughing until we couldn't breathe, or whenever Sister Geraldine would pull out the popcorn machine, just to name a few!”

Best wishes in Law School, Abby! We can’t wait to see you #preachwithyourlife and set the world on fire!
Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength.