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MCHS Announces 2019 Distinguished Graduates

DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES OF MICHIGAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL 2019

Congratulations to the following 48 students from the MCHS Class of 2019! They are graduating with GPAs of 4.1-4.5. They were asked to list just five activities they have been involved in during their high school career; many are involved in lots more. Best wishes to all!


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GRADUATING WITH HIGHEST DISTINCTION

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Gavin Buchanan Grad Picture
Gavin Buchanan

Parents: James and Jennifer Buchanan
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society;
Baseball Team; Indiana Rising Star Award Recipient
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Engineering

Evangelea Dabagia
Evangelea Dabagia

Parent: Anastasia Dabagia
National Honor Society; Alpha Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief; Tennis Team Captain; President of the Michigan City
Lakeshore CISV Chapter’s Junior Branch; Lilly Endowment Scholarship finalist
College Attending: Loyola University Chicago
Major: Forensic Science

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Jenna Dawson

Parent: Vera Dawson
National Honor Society; Thespian Society Secretary; City Singers; Cross Country
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Biology

Kasey Halfacre Grad Picture
Kasey Halfacre
Parents: Jerry and Kris Halfacre
National Honor Society; Japanese Olympiad; Tennis; Volleyball
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Secondary Math Education

Komay Grad Picture
Thomas Komay
Parents: Joe and Kate Komay
AP Scholar with distinction; Hoosier Boys State; International Thespian Society; Indiana Academic All State Tennis Team;
Co Captain for Varsity Tennis and Varsity Swimming and Diving
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Biochemistry

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Sydney Merrill

Parents: Brian and Jennifer Merrill
Science Club President (Junior and Senior year); Ball State Ascend Scholarship Recipient; Ball State Honors College;
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Biology

Miller Grad Picture
Julia Miller

Parents: Michael and Nancy Miller
National Merit Scholar; Presidential Scholars Candidate; Indiana Academic All Star; AP Scholar with Distinction; President
of International Thespian Society
College Attending: University of California Berkeley
Major: Chemical Engineering

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Natalie Parker

Parents: Brian and Crystal Parker
Rising Stars of Indiana 2017/18; Mathletes; Dance Teacher; President of the Bible Club; Wrote commentary that has
been published through the Harvard Education Publishing
College Attending: Wheaton College
Major: Double Major in Biology and Mathematics

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Emma Sells
Parents: Dan and Andrea Sells
National Honor Society Vice President; Yearbook Co-Editor in Chief; Exchange Club Student of the Year; Golf Team Co-
Captain; Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association Academic All State Golf
College Attending: Butler University
Major: International Business

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Zennon Wilhelm

Parents: Jeff Wilhelm; Nichole Harvey
National Honor Society; Rising Star of Indiana; Academic All-State in Football; Two time Regional Champion in Football
College Attending: Wabash College
Major: Physics

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Grace Wyness
Parent: Gina Wyness
Science Club; Science Alpha Award; German-American Partnership Program (GAPP); Academic Quiz Bowl; German Club
College Attending: Marian University
Major: Secondary Education with a focus on Biology

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Jackson Atter Grad Picture
Jackson Attar

Parents: Craig Attar; Ericka Hutton
National Honor Society; Varsity Golf; Varsity Soccer; Chick Evans Scholarship Recipiant
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington / Kelley School of Business
Major: Business Administration and Management

McKenna Bluhm Grad Picture
McKenna Bluhm
Parents: James and Vicki Bluhm
Four Years Advanced Choir Member; Three Years Gold Rating State Soloist; Boys Tennis Manager; Four Years in
Mathletes
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Pre-Medicine / Biology

Jaklyn Bosserman Grad Picture
Jaklyn Bosserman

Parents: Chris and Katina Collier
National Honor Society; Foreign Language Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society; Spanish Club; Varsity
Softball Player
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Nursing

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Jordyn Bosserman

Parents: Chris and Katina Collier
National Honor Society; Foreign Language Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society; Spanish Club; Varsity
Softball Player
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Undecided

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Dayilynn Briggs

Parents: Allen Briggs; Nika Watts
National Honor Society; Technical Honors at AKS Career Center; Varsity Cheerleading – first place at competition; Vice
President of the class Freshman Year; Student of the month for Social Studies
College Attending: Ball State University
Major: Radiology

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Jennifer Cardenas
Parents: Miguel and Teresa Cardenas
National Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society; Student Council; Steering Committee; Early College
Club
College Attending: Valparaiso University
Major: Business Management (Human Resources)

Kidron Felix Grad Picture
Kidron Felix

Parents: Mac and Leann Thurman
National Honor Society; Early College Wolf Award; Principal’s Honor Roll; Student of the Year for EC Chemistry; Student
of the Month for English
College Attending: Valparaiso University
Major: Pre Pharmacy

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Emily Gushrowski
Parents: Jerry and Kathy Gushrowski
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Four year Spanish Club member and currently Co-
President; Girls’ Golf Regional Team Qualifier 2017-2018; Girls’ Golf Sectional Team Champions 2018
College Attending: Marian University – Indianapolis
Major: Art Education

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Erik Hultgren
Parents: Robert Hultgren; Kathleen Castaldi
National Honor Society; Soccer; Cityzen Newspaper News Editor; 2018-19 Den Leader; AP Scholar Award Recipient
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Marketing

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Jacob Jones

Parents: Kevin and Cristina Jones
Foreign Language National Honor Society; Silver Key award for the Scholastic Art Contest; Student of the Month for
World Language; Volunteer for Dunebrook; Nominee for Wells Scholarship Program
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Computer Science

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Emily Kinney

Parents: Robert and Julie Kinney
National Honor Society Member; Four time Varsity Volleyball Captain; MVP and Wolf Award winner for Volleyball; Vice
President of HOSA; Tennis Team (Senior Year)
College Attending: Ferris State University
Major: Sonography

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Jacob Kiser
Parents: Brad and Christine Kiser
National Honor Society; Spanish Club; Soccer; HOSA; Crispr Club/Lab
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Biology (Pre-Med Track)

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Jacob Krentz

Parents: Steve Krentz; Sue Krentz
National Foreign Language Honor Society; German Club; Wind Ensemble; Spell Bowl; Quiz Bowl
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Game Development and Design

Laux Grad Picture
Bailee Laux
Parents: Brent and Michele Laux
Foreign Language Honor Society; Thespian Society; German Wolf Award; Soccer; German American Partnership Program
(G.A.P.P.)
College attending: Marian University
Major: Secondary Education with a focus on English

Elizabeth McLinden Grad Picture
Elizabeth McLinden
Parents: Bill and Karin McLinden
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society;
Four years Varsity Soccer; Volunteer Junior Zoo Board Member
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: International Business

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Hannah Noveroske
Parents: Douglas and Joan Noveroske
National Honor Society Vice President; Foreign Language National Honor Society; HOSA Treasurer; Basketball and
Volleyball Captain; Basketball leading scorer, rebounder, and blocked shots
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Nursing

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Aika Patejdl

Parent: Hiroka Patejdl
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Honor Society; Swim Team
Captain; Swimming and Diving Wolf Award
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Biomedical Engineering

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Aglaya Petrova

Parents: Eduardas and Julija Petrova
National Honor Society; Cross Country; Jazz Band; State ISSMA; Private Piano Concert
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Piano Performance

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Riley Plummer

Parents: Geoff and Cheryl Plummer
National Honor Society Secretary; Spanish Club President; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social
Studies National Honor Society; Head Football Manager for three years
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Human Development

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Alexandra Pomeroy

Parents: Robert and Donna Pomeroy
National Honor Society Treasurer; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Four Year Varsity Soccer Starter and Captain;
State Track Runner; Three times Indiana Elite Soccer Invitational Player
College Attending: Industrial Engineering Apprenticeship
Major: Industrial Engineer

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Abbie Pytynia

Parents: Danielle Miller; Edward Pytynia
National Honor Society; French Club Assistant Vice President; Member of Choir; Improv Club and Performer
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Biology

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Lu Xi Scherf

Parents: Peter and Rhonda Scherf
Track and Field Team Captain (distance); Cross Country Team Captain; Wolf Award Cross Country
College Attending: Purdue Northwest
Major: Biology

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Stephanie Serrano

Parents: Perfecto and Viviana Serrano
National Honor Society; Foreign Language Honor Society; Spanish Club; Mathletes; Envirothon
College Attending: Purdue Northwest
Major: Mathematics

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Riley Shreve

Parents: Butch and Shelli Shreve
National Honor Society; Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor; MVP and Wolf Award winner for Soccer; Football,
Soccer, and Baseball Academic All State; Eleven Varsity Letters
College attending: Kalamazoo College
Major: Pre Med and play Baseball

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Tyler Siegmund
Parents: Tony and Judy Siegmund
National Honor Society; Football Team; Baseball Team; Football and Baseball Academic All State; All DAC Baseball Team;
Football Wolf Award Recepient
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Business Management

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Jack Smith
Parents: Timothy and Nancy Smith
Duneland Athletic Conference MVP for Swimming 2018-19; Cityzen Newspaper Editor in Chief; Academic All State;
Scholastic All American; Two time All American for the 100 yard Butterfly, 100 yard Backstroke
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Supply Chain Management and Analytics

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Michael Smith
Parents: Mike and Sheila Crabb
Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society; French Club (2 years); Early College
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Computer Science

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Amanda Sparks
Parents: Douglas Sparks; Melissa Creager
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; City Singers; Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Alumni
(RYLA); Exchange Club Student of the Month for February 2019
College Attending: IUPUI
Major: Health Sciences

Starks Grad Picture
Sydney Starks
Parents: Parnell Starks; Angela Nelson Deuitch and Jeff Deuitch
Senior Class President (2019); Varsity Soccer Player (4 years); Class Officer (4 years); President of Student United Way
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Business and Marketing

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Katelyn Swistek
Parents: Todd and JoAnn Swistek
National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Volleyball Team (4 years); Volleyball Captain;
Peer Tutoring
College Attending: Purdue Northwest
Major: Criminal Justice

Sydow Grad Picture
Brandon Sydow
Parents: Jerald and Debra Sydow
National Honor Society; Principal’s Honor Rolls; Wolf Award for English; Scholarship Pins; Robotics (2 years)
College Attending: Indiana University Bloomington
Major: Business Finance

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Bria Thomas
Parents: Brian and Jennifa Thomas
National Honor Society; HOSA Club President; Student United Way; City Singers
College Attending: Valparaiso University
Major: Physician Assistant Program

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Grace Thomas
Parents: Steve and Tina Thomas
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; German Club President; Swimming Captain; Student
Council
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Biology

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Chase Triplett
Parents: Kerry and Cynthia Triplett
Mr. Football Linebacker; Academic All State; IFCA All State; 2 time DAC All Conference; 2 time Regional Champion
College Attending: Purdue University
Major: Construction Management Technology

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Jasmine Williams

Parents: Gregory and Gilda Norful
National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Diversity Club; French Club; ISSMA
College Attending: Purdue Northwest
Major: Social Work

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Samarah Williams
Parents: Jamie Williams; Antonio Moore; Patricia Yazel – Grandmother and Guardian
National Honor Society; Treble Choral (3 years); Diversity Club (4 years); ISSMA (3 years) – Gold; Worship Leader at
Harvest Time Church of God
College Attending: Bethel College
Major: Elementary Education

Wilson Grad Picture
Adnie Wilson
Parents: Adnie and David Callahan
National Honor Society; Spanish Club; City Singers; Alpha Award for Music (Sophomore and Junior years); Four Golds at
State ISSMA (Solo and Ensemble)
College Attending: IUPUI
Major: Biomedical Engineering