Richmond names top 10 graduates for 2021 | Life
At a recent Richmond Community Schools School Board meeting, officials recognized and congratulated the top 10 graduates of the Richmond High School class of 2021. Held in Zoom format due to the pandemic, the meeting brought together board members, administrators and honored students. and their parents all appearing on camera.
Renee Ara, Executive Director of Curriculum and Educational Services, presented the slideshow featuring the top 10 graduates of 2021. She highlighted the additional challenges older people have endured during the global pandemic, but said this had just proven that the known obstacle was too difficult for these students to overcome.
She then introduced Richmond High School Principal Andrew Kastl, who in turn shared each student’s accomplishments. He said the top 10 students demonstrated consistent academic excellence and furthermore he could speak about their character, work ethic and selflessness.
The group included both members and leaders of the National Honor Society, undergraduates, student-athletes, and students involved in a range of extracurricular activities.
Many are also recognized as top students at the Blue Water and Macomb Area conferences, Kastl said.
After the principal shared information about each student, the Zoom meeting camera brought each graduate and their parents into focus so that a top 10 medal was placed around their necks.
Richmond High School’s 110 graduates of 2021 participated in an official graduation ceremony on May 26 at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica.
Here’s a look at the top 10 graduates of this year.
Parents: Heriberto and Rosa Alfaro
GPA: 3.986 – Member of the National Honor Society
Post-secondary education plans: Oakland University will study engineering.
The greatest academic achievement: to be part of the top 10.
Parents: Heidi and George Amhdar
GPA: 4.014 – Member of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Plans: Goshen College will play volleyball and study exercise science.
The greatest academic achievement: staying in the top 10 throughout the four years of high school.
Parents: Darrin Fistler and Susan Porter
Post-Secondary Education Plans: Attend Northwood University to major in accounting.
Best academic achievement: CTE student of the year.
Parents: Susan and Andrew Gall
GPA: 4,099 – Member of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Education Plans: Attend Central Michigan University to major in meteorology.
Greatest academic achievement: Pass the AP calculation with a good mark.
Parents: Sherry and Thomas Gasko
GPA: 4.108 – President of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Education Plans: Complete Early College of Macomb, then transfer to Michigan State University to study Environmental Engineering.
Greatest academic achievement: finish n ° 1 in his class.
Parents: John and Linda Rhein
GPA: 4.047 – Member of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Education Plans – Plans to attend Macomb Community College and then transfer to a local university – undecided on majoring in college.
Best academic success: be in the top 10 and win just like in high school.
Parents: John and Dawn Rochon
GPA: 4,096 – Member of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Education Plans: Complete the Early College of Macomb program to earn an Associate of Arts degree and transfer to Michigan Tech for Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
Greatest Academic Achievement: Honor for all four years of high school and on the Dean’s List at Macomb Community College for 2020.
Parents: Kathy and Gary Sears
GPA: 4,073 – Treasurer of the National Honor Society
Post-secondary plans: Complete the Early College of Macomb program and transfer to a university to study psychology.
Greatest Academic Achievement: Be accepted into the Early College of Macomb program.
Parents: James and Heather Swartz
GPA: 4.102 – Vice President of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Education Plans: Plans to attend Macomb Community College to earn her associate’s degree, then transfer to a university to earn her bachelor’s degree. I then plan to pursue medical studies.
Greatest Academic Achievement: Setting high academic standards for myself and then achieving them.
Parents: Saundra Richards and Nick Systermann
GPA: 4.024 – Member of the National Honor Society
Post-Secondary Plans: Complete the Early College of Macomb program, then transfer to Wayne State University to study psychology and social work.
Best academic achievement: Obtain an associate’s degree while still in high school.
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