The Top 10: Lapeer West High School Class of 2013

west top 10Adrianna Allen, daughter of Curtis and Stephanie Allen, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. She participated in the Metro League Math/Science Competition every year and most recently placed first for Biology Lab and first place with her team in the team competition. During her high school career, she was recognized in several art competitions, including the Scholastic Art Awards in which she received four Regional Gold Keys and two Silver Keys. This fall, she will be attending Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, entering the Medical Illustration program. This program will allow her to pursue her interests in both art and science, and presents the possibility of publication of her work before college graduation.

Megan Morris, daughter of John and Judy Morris, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her high school career. Megan has played varsity tennis, and has been a scholar athlete all four years. She is also a member of National Honor Society, and has participated in the Metro league math and science, getting third place in Statistics. She has been an active member of the community: coaching, tutoring, bell ringing, and working soup suppers. In the fall, Megan plans to attend Oakland University where she will major in Actuarial Science to one day become an actuary.

William H. Miller II, also known as Bill, is the son of William and Susan Miller of Lapeer.  He is graduating with a 3.99 grade point average from Lapeer West High School.  While attending West, Bill was a member of the National Honor Society, percussion section leader for the symphony and marching bands, and captain of the varsity hockey team.  Bill was also dual-enrolled his senior year at the University of Michigan-Flint and began working on his private pilot license at American Wings School of Aviation.  In the fall, Bill will be attending Western Michigan University where he has been accepted into the School of Aviation and will earn a degree in Aviation Flight Science.  Along with a bachelor’s degree, Bill will graduate with a Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine and Single-engine commercial certificates.

Tyler Skene, son of Charles and Theresa Skene, graduated with a 3.99 grade point average. Tyler is a member of the National Honors Society and the Lapeer West Bowling Team. As a team, he went to states and placed second. For bowling he received the Scholar-Athlete Award all four years and received Flint Metro League, first team all-conference his Junior year and third team all-conference his Senior year. After high school he plans on attending Kettering University to pursue Computer Engineering. He has also acquired his co-operational job at Savance, which he will start in October of 2013.

Emily Prykucki, daughter of Karen and Terry Prykucki, is graduating with a 3.99 grade point average. She was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen award. She was the President of the National Honors Society and throughout her time at Lapeer West she played Varsity Tennis and was involved in both Symphony and Marching band. This summer she will be starting her college education at Kettering University where she received an academic scholarship. She will be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering and throughout her time there she will be working in a co-op position at Chrysler Group LLC.

Renée Russell is the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Russell of Metamora. She is graduating with a 3.97 grade point average. Renée was active in the symphony band and marching band where she served as Drum Major. She had the honor of being selected to march in the Rose Bowl Parade with Bands of America. Renée was a member of student council and National Honor Society. She is also a dancer at Studio 93 and is involved in 4-H clubs including dogs, sheep, poultry, dairy and rabbits. She is attending Ball State University in the fall where she plans on majoring in nursing.

Dean Somers, son of Janet and Todd Somers, has maintained a 3.95 grade point average during his high school career.  During Dean’s time at Lapeer West he played various sports including varsity baseball and wrestling.  He was a 4 time wrestling state placer who earned first team all-state, which also resulted in him winning the Scholar Athlete award. He also was honored with the Kiwanis Athlete of the year nomination.  In the fall, Dean will be attending Lehigh University to study a discipline of engineering.

Zachary Clor, son of Rodney and Martha Clor graduated with a 3.95 GPA. In high school Zack played three years on the varsity bowling team, receiving Scholar-Athlete awards all three years, and Flint Metro League second team all-conference bowling honors his senior year. Zack was treasurer of the National Honor Society junior and senior year. His community service included tutoring peers, and volunteering at a nearby assisted living home. Next fall Zack will be attending the University of Michigan-Flint to pursue a major in biology, with the goal of a career in medicine.

Kassandra Davers is the daughter of Karl and Patty Davers. She has a grade point average of 3.94 and an ACT score of 27. Kassandra has been a member of the National Honor Society since the start of her junior year and has had a part time job for three years. She and her family have been attending Calvary Bible Church for 15 years and she was an active member of the youth group. This fall she will be studying at Oakland University where she will be part of the Honors College. Oakland University awarded her with the Distinguished Scholar Award of $20,000. Kassandra is undecided on her major but is anticipating her college experience.

Stephanie Parker, daughter of Steve and Kelly Parker, graduated with a 3.92 GPA. She was involved with National Honor Society for two years and student council. She was a member of Varsity Bowling for all four years of high school, along with marching band, concert and symphony band. Stephanie has been involved in her church youth group and volunteered for missions, activities, and ministries within the church. She’s received presidential academic fitness awards and scholar athlete awards, all while carrying a full AP class load. Stephanie has been admitted into the Ferris State University honors program and has received merit scholarships. She plans on majoring in pre-optometry and continuing on to optometry school.

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