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Top graduates named at Kingsford High School

KINGSFORD – Kingsford High School has announced graduating seniors in the top 10% of the Class of 2020.

Grade point averages for the 14 students ranged from 4.007 to 4.208, school officials said.

Listed in alphabetical order the students are:

Kalli Dooley

Parents: Katie Dooley and Todd Dooley

School Activities: Soccer, Volleyball, Key Club, National Honor Society

Community Activities: Faith Formation/CCD, IM-K Community Schools volleyball volunteer

Honors: Academic Letter & Bar, A.P. Calculus Student of the Month

Future Plans: Ferris State University to major in Elementary Education/Speech-Language Pathology

Leah Hunter

Parents: Debra and Jeff Hunter

School Activities: Band (Marching & Concert), Marching Band Squad Leader, Pep Band, National Honor Society, Key Club, Quiz Bowl

Community Activities: Almost Home Animal Shelter volunteer, Over 400 community service volunteer hours, Almost Home Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Year

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, A.P. History Student of the Month, A.P. Literature Student of the Month, Prudential Spirit of Community Certificate of Merit

Future Plans: University of Michigan to study Political Science. Plan to attend law school after college and would like to become a politician.

Bailey Johnson

Parents: Rachelle and Jason Johnson

School Activities: French Club (served as President and Secretary), National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America Secretary, Soccer, Tennis Co-Captain, Basketball, Volleyball

Community Activities: IM-K Credit Union school branch volunteer, Kingsford Fun Run volunteer, SAY Soccer referee, Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer, Techs Martial Arts, Niagara Northern Stars Soccer Club

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, A.P. U.S. History Student of the Month, French Student of the Month, Soccer All Conference Honorable Mention, Soccer All Conference Team, U.P. Division 1 Tennis team

Future Plans: Northern Michigan University to major in Sports Science with the goal of becoming a physical therapist

Kendall Johnson

Parents: Jodi and Tony Mortier

School Activities: Swim Team Co-Captain, National Honor Society, Key Club, Quiz Bowl

Community Activities: Youth Group

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, Solo Ensemble Exemplary Performance Music Award, A.P. Student of the Month for Computer Science Principles, U.S. History, Literature and Chemistry

Future Plans: University of Michigan

Trinity Kinnunen

Parents: Michael Kinnunen and Breeanne Smith

School Activities: Book Club, Pep Band Section Leader, Swim team, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook, Drama Club, National Honor Society

Community Activities: Over 100 hours of volunteer community service

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, Swimming Rookie of the Year award

Future Plans: Northern Michigan University to major in Entrepreneurship.

Brooke Kriegl

Parents: Joe and Laura Kriegl

School Activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Junior & Senior Class Treasurer, Prom committee, Key Club, National Honor Society

Community Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, volunteered in concession stand

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, Student of the Week, A.P. Chemistry Student of the Month, selected for two leadership conferences, Certificate of Merit from Michigan Tech University

Future Plans: Northern Michigan University to study and become a pediatric oncology nurse and to play basketball

Anna Murvich

Parents: Dennis and Jennifer Murvich

School Activities: Student Council President, SADD President, National Honor Society Treasurer, Key Club, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, IM-K Credit Union school branch volunteer

Community Activities: Tutoring, church volunteer, babysitting

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, Tennis No. 1 Doubles, A.P. U.S. History Student of the Month, A.P. Literature Student of the Month

Future Plans: University of Michigan

Mario Occhietti

Parents: Michael and Maria Occhietti

School Activities: Jazz Band, Pep Band, Jazz Combo, Drumline, Menominee River Honors Band, Caviani Honors Jazz, Football, Golf

Community Activities: Key Club, SADD, Student Council, National Honor Society

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar

Future Plans: Michigan State University to major in human biology, minor in biochemistry. Plan to attend graduate school to become either a radiologist or orthopedic surgeon

Alexis Roberge

Parents: Jerry Roberge and Kim & Jeff Polkinghorne

School Activities: Volleyball, Soccer, National Honor Society, Student Council, Senior Class Secretary, Key Club

Community Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, member of Redemption Hill Youth Ministry

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, A.P. Calculus Student of the Month

Future Plans: Attend college to pursue an accounting degree

Logan Smith

Parents: Cliff and Linda Smith

School Activities: Tennis, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, National Honor Society

Community Activities: Boy Scouts, 4-H, Community Soup Kitchen, Community Vacation Bible School, Church Service sound board, Norway Community Band

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, A.P. Chemistry Student of the Month, A.P. U.S. History Student of the Month, A.P. Literature Student of the Month, A.P. Calculus Student of the Month

Future Plans: University of Michigan – College of Engineering

Kate St. Aubin

Parents: David and Tracy St. Aubin

School Activities: Quiz Bowl, Health Occupations Students of America

Community Activities: Hospital volunteer, Mission Trip to Trinidad

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar

Future Plans: Central Michigan University to pursue Neuro Science – Medical path

Maggie Strehlow

Parents: Cynthia and Bradley Strehlow

School Activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Key Club, Band, National Honor Society, Junior Class Secretary

Community Activities: Almost Home Animal Shelter volunteer, Light at the Inn homeless shelter volunteer, soup kitchen, North Dakota Mission Trip

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, A.P. U.S. History Student of the Month, Hometowne Lumber Female Athlete Student of the Month for Volleyball, Volleyball 1st & 2nd All-GNC team, Basketball All-GNC 2nd team, Softball All-Conference and All-District pitcher

Future Plans: University of Michigan

Luke Sturm

Parents: Chris and Susan Sturm

School Activities: Cross Country, Swim Captain, Business Professionals of America, Drama, National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Council, Junior & Senior Class President, French Club, Band Drum Major, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Quiz Bowl

Community Activities: Pine Mountain ski jumps volunteer, American Martyrs, MOTOR, Norway City Band

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, KHS Heisman winner, Elk’s Most Valuable Student State Finalist, All U.P. Swimmer, A.P. Student of the Month for Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Literature, U.S. History, Chemistry

Future Plans: Michigan Technological University for Civil Engineering

Ren Thorne

Parents: Robert and Barbara Thorne

School Activities: Drama Club, Quiz Bowl Captain, Key Club, Jazz Band, Pep Band, National Honor Society, Student Council, Tennis, Business Professionals of America, Junior & Senior Class Vice President, Band Squad Leader

Community Activities: MOTOR, Pine Mountain ski jumps volunteer, Leif Erikson Festival volunteer

Honors: Academic Letter and Bar, Student of the Week, Detroit News Scholarship nominee

Future Plans: University of Michigan – Ross School of Business

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