New Raikes School Alumni: Cohort 2014

cohort 2014 senior dinner

In May, 20 students in cohort 2014 graduated from the Raikes School. They were honored during their senior dinner on Friday, April 27 where Daric Teske was awarded the Golden Keyboard and the gavel was passed to Cooper Knaak in cohort 2015. This cohort has left a lasting impact on the Raikes School, and while we are sad to see them graduate we know they will go on to do amazing things.  

Here’s where they are going… 

Full-Time Employment: 

Lincoln, NE 

  • Adam Fitzgibbon, Spreetailcomputer engineering major from Lincoln, NE (Southeast) 

  • Aryn Huck, Spreetail, English major from Omaha, NE (Central) 

Omaha, NE 

  • Xitong (David) Li, Quantum Workplace, computer science major from Louyang, China (international high school) 

  • Daric Teske, Buildertrendcomputer science major from Carroll, IA (Carroll) 

 San Francisco Bay Area

  • Bridget Bailey, Pandora Media, computer science major from Overland Park, KS (international high school) 

  • Tara Brookhouser, Intuit, computer science major from Lincoln, NE (Southwest) 

  • Jacob Melcher, Chegg, computer science and economics majors from Waterloo, NE (Elkhorn South) 

 Denver, CO 

  • Brooke Adams, Wakely Consulting Group, actuarial science major from Omaha, NE (Elkhorn South) 

 Chicago, IL 

  • Maggie Witzenburg, Google, computer science major from Omaha, NE (Marian) 

 Kansas City, KS 

  • Elliot Sandfort, Garmin, computer engineering major from Lincoln, NE (East) 

 Minneapolis, MN 

  • Mary Candela, Ernst & Young, accounting major from Ada, MI (Forest Hills Central) 

 Austin, TX 

  • Melanie Powell, National Instruments, computer science major from Leawood, KS (Shawnee Mission South) 

  • Henry Recker, Ping Identity, computer science and mathematics majorfrom Prairie Village, KS (Shawnee Mission East) 


  • Libby Gentry, Microsoft, computer science and management majors from Leawood, KS (Bishop Miege) 

  • David Mikhayelyan, Microsoft, computer science major from Sioux Falls, SD (Lincoln) 

 Continuing Education: 

  • David Cao will graduate from Nebraska in December 2018 and is interning with Applied Systems in Lincoln this summer. David is a software engineering major from Lincoln, NE (Pius X).  

  • Jozzy Carter will graduate from Nebraska in May 2019 and is interning with Streck in LaVista, NE this summer. Jozzy is a biological systems engineering major from Omaha, NE (Marian). 

  • Erica Dolph will graduate from Nebraska in May 2019 and is interning with Medtronic in Minneapolis, MN this summer. Erica is a biological systems engineering major from Lincoln, NE (Pius X).  

  • Grant Fishburn will graduate from Nebraska in December 2018 and is interning with Buildertrend in Omaha this summer. Grant is a computer engineering major from Omaha, NE (Central). 

  • Matthew Kachek will graduate from Nebraska in December 2018 and is interning with Don't Panic Labs in Lincoln this summer. Matthew is a computer engineering major from Ralston, NE (Ralston).