Octavia Coaks graduated from Lindblom Math and Science Academy in 2015 and completed her associate degree at Olive-Harvey College in Spring 2017. While at Olive-Harvey, Octavia was a STEM Scholar and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Octavia feels that the Star Scholarship was rewarding and helped her ease into college before moving on to a larger school. Her advice for new students is to seek out all the help you can get, whether it be emotional or academic support. As she moves on from CCC, she will miss the diversity of the student body and the mentoring she received.
Octavia is currently at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Criminal Justice & Criminology.