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The Griffins salute the Class of 2020!

Alphabetically listed

Haleigh Austin

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
4.02 GPA, National Honor Society, FFA, theater, orchestra, Michigan Blood Donor for Life
What's Next?
Will attend Michigan State University

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Caitlin Baker

Rockford High School
Accomplishments:
Four-year Academic Award, Example of Excellence
What's Next?
Western Michigan University

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Dylan Baker

St. Charles High School
Accomplishments:
JV and varsity letter
What's Next?
Studying wildlife biology at U of M - Flint

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Andrew Barnard

Byron Center High School
Accomplishments:
Marching band, jazz band

Andrew Belka

Wayland Union High School
Accomplishments:
Honor Roll
What's Next?
Aquinas College

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Sophia Bell

Wellspring Prep High School
Accomplishments:
Born in the highlands of Guatemala, Sophia has become an accomplished clarinet player, John Ball Zoo employee, Griffins hockey fan, GRCC student and future business woman.
What's Next? Grand Rapids Community College

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Brad Berens

Muskegon Community College
Accomplishments:
Computer networking technology degree
What's Next?
Professional certification exams

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Emma Brady

Forest Hills Northern High School
Accomplishments:
Played hockey with the Griffins Youth Foundation from first grade to senior year, standout rider on FHN's equestrian team
What's Next?
Attending Adrian College in the fall

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Stephanie Brda

Jefferson High School
Accomplishments:
Varsity track, marching band secretary and section leader, NHS secretary
What's Next?
Wayne State University

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Taylor Buis

Western Michigan University
Accomplishments:
BS in Sports Management, graduated Magna Cum Laude, four-year letterwinner in gymnastics, three-time All-MAC Academic team
What's Next? Graduate school for Masters in Sports Administration

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Grace Cole

Grand River Preparatory High School
Accomplishments:
Top 10
What's Next?
University of Michigan

Briana Cronk

Michigan Technological University
Accomplishments:
B.S. in medical laboratory science, minor in psychology, graduated cum laude, member of Alpha Gamma Delta women's fraternity, worked in two research labs during undergrad
What's Next?
A practicum in Traverse City at Munson Medical Cente

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Logan Davidge

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
Graduated with high honors, varsity lacrosse
What's Next?
Enlisted in the U.S. Navy to become a submariner

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Victoria DesLauries

River Valley High School
Accomplishments:
Graduating 4th in her class with a 3.96 GPA
What's Next?
Attending Michigan State University in the fall as part of the Honors College to study the sciences

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Sean Diedrich

Grand Valley State University
Accomplishments: Bachelor of Business Administration with a degree in finance
What's Next?
Seeking employment in the financial industry around the greater Grand Rapids area

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Alex Dumbauld

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
General studies and diesel technology
What's Next?
Pursue a career in his trade

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Zach Dumbauld

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
General studies and welding
What's Next?
Seeking a career in his trade

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Alex Fenton

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
Wrestled for Caledonia from eight years old through freshman year, attended the auto tech program at Kent Career Technical Center during his junior and senior years
What's Next?
Community college

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Nikolas Gerger

Grand Haven High School
Accomplishments:
Graduates as a medical first responder
What's Next?
U.S. Navy

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Cassie Gilmore-Bordeau

Zeeland West High School
Accomplishments:
Seven years of band, four years of color guard, completion of CNA class senior year
What's Next?
Lake Superior State University to get her degree in nursing science

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C.J. Goodfellow

Sparta High School
Accomplishments:
Magna cum laude, Eagle Scout, over 200 community volunteer hours, National Honor Society, academic letter, Davenport Excellence Scholarship, Davenport Esports Scholarship, Davenport Foundation Scholarship
What's Next?
Davenport University to study computer science programming/engineering

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Belle Gorsline

East Grand Rapids High School
Accomplishments:
Summa cum laude, Madrigals, O-K Conference Scholar Athlete, varsity volleyball for three years, We the People state champion
What's Next?
Attending the University of Michigan in the fall to study political science/pre-law

Libby Gorsline

East Grand Rapids High School
Accomplishments:
Summa cum laude, O-K Conference Scholar Athlete, varsity volleyball for three years, We the People state champion, Bill Bear Hug Youth Advisory Board
What's Next?
Attending Michigan State University's James Madison College in the fall to study political science/pre-law

Gracie Gorsline

East Grand Rapids High School
Accomplishments:
Summa cum laude, O-K Conference Scholar Athlete, varsity volleyball for four years including captain for two years, We the People state champion, Bill Bear Hug Youth Advisory Board
What's Next?
Attending Hope College in the fall to study business and communications; playing volleyball for Hope

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Joshua Hall

Wayland Union High School
Accomplishments:
Salutatorian, National Honor Society, four years of band, three years of soccer, one year of golf, received full tuition scholarship to Central Michigan University
What's Next? Attending Central Michigan University in the Honors Program to study meteorology

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Autumn Hannink

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
Odyssey of the Mind, varsity soccer, marching band
What's Next?
Will head to boot camp in August for the National Guard and then will attend Western Michigan University starting in the winter semester to study occupational therapy.

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JaLynne Harper

Godwin Heights High School
Accomplishments:
Maintained a 3.0 all four years, received a scholarship for a vocational school
What's Next? Attending cosmetology school in September

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Michael Hartwell

Forest Hills Eastern High School
Accomplishments:
Completed the Forest Hills Public Schools ASD program
What's Next?
Forest Hills Public Schools Transition Center

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Alexis Henning

Thornapple Kellogg High School
Accomplishments:
Marching band, Griffins 19U girls travel team, scholarship to the University of Evansville
What's Next?
Majoring in archaeology and war history at the University of Evansville

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Loreena Huffman

Cedarville High School
What's Next?
Lake Superior State University

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Brendan Johnson

Northview High School
Accomplishments:
Assistant captain for Northview's hockey team
What's Next?
Gap year to figure out what he would like to do

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Gavin Keeler

Forest Hills Central High School
Accomplishments:
Wrestling, football for four years
What's Next?
Navy bound

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Johnathan Lammy

East Kentwood High School
What's Next?
Attending Western Michigan University in the fall

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Aidan Lesnock

Northview High School

Accomplishments: Graduated cum laude, accepted into Lake Superior State University's Honors program
What's Next?
Lake Superior State University

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Helen Lim

Baker College
Accomplishments: Summa cum laude, involved with the Rotaract Club for two years at Baker College
What's Next?
Moving up to the Upper Peninsula and starting her first full time job as an occupational therapy assistant.

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Sandro Lulgjuraj

International Academy of Macomb
Accomplishments:
Leukemia survivor, Presidential Award, soccer coach
What's Next?
Sports communications at Detroit Mercy

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Cade Miller

Seaholm High School
What's Next?
Will be attending Georgia Southern University, majoring in Sports Management

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Ryan Montgomery

University of Michigan
Accomplishments:
Graduated with honors from the Ross School of Business while earning his BBA with an emphasis on human resources and minoring in music, sang baritone for four years with the Men's Glee Club and performed with a select group for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, studied abroad at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, served as a resident advisor his senior year
What's Next?
He will soon begin his career at Oracle in Austin, Texas

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Cole Moore

Holland Christian High School
Accomplishments:
O-K Conference Scholar Athlete
What's Next?
Junior hockey with the New Jersey 87s

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Thomas Near

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments:
All-conference varsity hockey and was captain during senior year, varsity lacrosse, LEGION middle school mentor
What's Next?
Junior hockey with the Pueblo Bulls

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Sidney Newcomb

Traverse City West High School
Accomplishments:
Academic and cheer scholarship to Alma College
What's Next?
Nursing program at Alma College

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Marissa Nickerson

Dexter High School
Accomplishments:
Summa cum laude
What's Next?
Loyola University Chicago, history major and french minor

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Sean Nguyen

Adlai Stevenson High School
Accomplishments:
Won capturethecrave contest
What's Next? Attending Northern Michigan University

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Audrey Oliver

Keiser University
Accomplishments:
3.89 GPA, Dean's List, Psi Chi International Honor Society
What's Next?
Masters degree program for clinical and counseling psychology

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Grant Parker

Ravenna High School
Accomplishments:
Football scholarship
What's Next? Saginaw Valley State University to play football

Christopher Parks

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Accomplishments:
60+ estate plan clinic, Cooley for Kids volunteer, multiple Dean's List recognitions
What's Next?
Michigan Bar, then solo practice in Pinckney

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Cassidy Pifer

Ferris State University
What's Next?
Masters degree in social work

Andrew Pontiac

Manistee High School
What's Next? Community college/trade school

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Michael Puruleski

Jenison High School
What's Next?
Accepted at Ferris State University and will pursue the engineering service and engineering technology degree, hopes to play D3 Bulldog Hockey

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Devin Romaniw

Detroit Catholic Central High School
Accomplishments: Honor roll student, member of the Gabriel Richard Club for a grade point average of 3.6 or higher
What's Next?
Attending Calvin University to play hockey

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Dawn Salo

Davenport University
Accomplishments:
Earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing, Dean's and President's List, played on Davenport's Women's Hockey team
What's Next? Pursue her career in nursing at a local dialysis clinic or hospital, plans on serving others by continuing to work on the frontline in healthcare

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Taylor Schmidt

Jenison High School
What's Next?
Kendall School of Art and Design

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Josie Schwierking

Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Accomplishments:
After tearing her ACL playing hockey she hung up her skates, earned a varsity letter in swimming and graduated with honors
What's Next?
Nursing program at Grand Rapids Community College, then transferring to Texas

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Karter Senn

Greenville High School
Accomplishments:
Wearing two academic cords along with his 4-H cord, varsity football, involved with local FFA chapter and 4-H club, member of the Scholastic Clay Target Program on the Flat River Conservation Club team
What's Next?
Plans to attend MCC/MSU IAT this fall in the agricultural operations program along with welding

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Kegan Socher

West Michigan Aviation Academy
Accomplishments:
Summa cum laude
What's Next?
Grand Valley State University to study computer science

Halee Stewart

Zeeland East High School
Accomplishments:
National Honor Society, graduated with distinguished honor
What's Next?
University of Alabama at Birmingham, majoring in biomedical sciences and then on to med school

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Kaden Sytsma

Zeeland West High School
Accomplishments:
Selected to play for the Holland Beacons Hockey Club and their inaugural 2020-2021 season
What's Next?
Continue playing hockey for the Holland Beacons and attend Grand Rapids Community College majoring in business

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Chase Thompson

Caledonia High School
Accomplishments: Competed on varsity ski team all four years and was all-conference three years in a row, participated in track and field
What's Next? Joined the Army National Guard and will be going to boot camp and job training in Georgia this summer. Plans to attend Ferris State University in 2021 to study construction management.

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Jude Thompson

The Woodlands High School
Accomplishments:
International Thespian
What's Next? Will attend University of Utah

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Paige Tuttle

Allen Park High School
Accomplishments:
Link Crew, honor student, track and field athlete, Wayne State University scholarship
What's Next?
Wayne State University - sports management

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Jacob Van Oss

Holland High School
What's Next?
Off to the Marines

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Isaac Warning

Kenowa Hills High School
Accomplishments:
Three-year varsity basketball player, helped with the Special Olympics United Team
What's Next?
Attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College to study business and marketing, and to play basketball for the Cougars

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Joe Wildey

Grand Rapids Community College
Accomplishments:
Associates degree in general studies, 2x Dean's List, earned GED in 2016 and went back to school at 30
What's Next?
Pursuing a B.S. at Grand Valley State University

Paige Willette

Thornapple Kellogg High School
Accomplishments:
Varsity golf
What's Next?
Purdue University Northwest

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