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Riley “Jiggy” Velloff, 14, and Hannah Velloff, 19, both achieved the top 10 percentile of the entrance exam to Marquette Catholic High School, five years apart.
ALTON – Brother and sister team Hannah Velloff and Riley “Jiggy” Velloff have proven that brains really can be in the blood.
Both teens achieved Marquette Catholic High School freshman entrance exam scores in the top 10 percent. As part of the recognition, both were awarded $1,000 scholarships to Marquette.
Hannah, 19, a freshman in college majoring in integrated marketing communications, recently was home for spring break. She attended Saints Peter and Paul School before moving on to MCHS.
Five years later, her brother followed her example and also scored the high ranking in preparation for his freshman year of high school. “Jiggy,” 14, a student at Evangelical Middle School, says he enjoys sports, and is looking into sports management and broadcasting as a career.
“He is big on sports,” his mother, Sara Voumard said.
“I want him to be the next Joe Buck and take care of me,” Voumard said, laughing.