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MCHS Announces 2020 Distinguished Graduates

DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES OF MICHIGAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL 2020

Congratulations to the following students from the MCHS Class of 2020! They are graduating with GPAs of 4.1-4.5. Best wishes to all!
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Connor Baker

 Parents:  Tim and Amy Baker

Varsity Swim team - two school records and two time Indiana State Championships Qualifier; National Honor Society

College Attending:  Wabash College 

Major:  Biology

 

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Aaliyah Briggs

Parents:  Sarah and Chris Jones

National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Spanish Club; Ping Pong Club; LGBTA+ Club

College Attending:  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Major:  Civil Engineering

  

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Hannah Chambers

 Parents:  Tim and Chris Chambers

Softball, National Honor Society, Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

College Attending:  Valparaiso University

Major:  Nursing

 

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Dasani Cleveland

 Parents:  Shanna Aldridge; Anthony Cleveland

Volleyball; Basketball; Track

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  Criminal Justice – Pre Law

 

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Bryanne Cushway

 Parents:  Anne and Michael Cushway

National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Football Manager

College Attending:  Valparaiso University

Major:  Biology

 

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Dania Dueñas

Parents:  David and Veronica Dueñas

National Honor Society; Foreign Language Honor Society; Swim Team; Spanish Club; Baseball Manager

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  Biology

 

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Devin Gasaway

 Parent:  Gena Gasaway

Academic Honors 2016-2020; Football (2 years)

College Attending:  IUPUI

Major:  Psychology BS

 

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Caden Glenn

 Parents:  Jackie and David Teeters

German Club; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Robotics Club; Boy Scouts; Quizbowl

College Attending:  Purdue West Lafayette

Major:  Physics

 

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Nicholas Gushrowski

Parents:  Jerry and Kathleen Gushrowski

Boys Golf – MVP; National Honor Society; Quiz Bowl, Alpha Math Award; Business Award

College Attending:  Undecided; Golf Course Designer

Major:  Civil Engineering

 

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Alexandria Hahn

 Parents:  Loren and Gina Hahn

National Honor Society; Bowling Team; Color Guard; Show Choir; Japanese Club

College Attending:  Ancilla College

Major:  Behavioral Science

  

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Joshua Hensell

 Parent:  Michael Hensell

National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Delta Epsilon Phi German National Honor Society; German Club; Baseball

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  Computer Science

 

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Brenda Huizar

 Parents:  Joaquin and Leticia Huizar

National Honor Society; Art Club; Craft Club; Steering Committee; YMCA Teen Counsel; Spanish Club; Early College Club

College Attending:  Valparaiso University

Major:  Nursing

 

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Elliot Jasicki

 Parents:  Ben and Kristen Jasicki

National Honor Society; Swimming; Cross Country; Envirothon; Chemistry Olympiad

College Attending:  Purdue University – West Lafayette 

Major:  Finance and Actuarial Science

 

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Diamond Jimerson

 Parent:  Kathy Jimerson

National Honor Society; Spanish Club

College Attending:  North Central College

Major:  Labor and Delivery Nursing

 

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Robert Lemon

Parents:  Melissa Yates; Robert Lemon

Foreign Language National Honor Society; Tennis; Rising Star 2020; Theater; Exchange Cub Student of the Month

College Attending:  Earlham College

Major:  Bio-chemistry

 

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Anna-Lisse Lenard

 Parent:  Kim Lenard

National Honor Society; All MCHS Bands; Drum Major; ISSMA State Gold Soloist and Ensemble Leader; Homecoming – Marching Band Candidate – Foreign Language Escort

College Attending:  Ball State University

Major:  Music Performance (Flute)

 

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Mira McDaniel

 Parents:  Jason and Amy McDaniel

President of German Club; President of CISV Michigan City-Lakeshore; Leadership Award for Swimming; Steering Committee; Church Youth Group

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  International Studies

  

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Dante Morland

 Parents:  Kylene and Patrick Morland

National Honor Society; Captain of the Tennis Team (played 3 years); President of Drama Club (participated 4 years); President of Thespian Society (inducted freshman year – participated 3 years)

College Attending:  Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Major:  Biology and Marine Biology – Career plan is to be Marine Biologist

  

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Amanda Ochoa

 Parents:  Steve ad Heather Ochoa

National Honor Society; Foreign Language National Honor Society; Cross Country Varsity Letter winner; Pep Band; Track Team

College Attending:  Purdue University West Lafayette

Major:  Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

 

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Sara Poulin

 Parents:  Greg and Laure Poulin

National Honor Society (President); Steering Committee (Secretary); Girls Golf Team (Co-Captain); Girls Tennis Team (Co-Captain); Choir

College Attending:  Purdue University - West Lafayette

Major:  Elementary Education

 

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Alexis Reynolds

 Parents:  Brandy and Ryan Reynolds

Vice-President Class of 2020; Youth Commission of Michigan City; Co-Chair of YMCA Teen Council; Sports – Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball; Alpha Art Award; Honors Diploma

College Attending:  Air Force Enlistment – Community College of the Air Force

Major:  Engineering

 

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Sara Rissman

 Parents:  Brien Rissman; Melissa Simmons

ASL Club; LGBTA+ Club; Completed 6 AP classes

College Attending:  Ivy Tech

Major:  Undecided

 

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Mareeya Scully

 Parents:  Precious Shannon; Marcus Scully

National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Wolvettes Dance Team; TRIO Educational Talent Search; Early College Club; Debutante/Master Ball

College attending:  University of Indianapolis

Major:  Nursing

  

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Omar Serrano

 Parents:  Luis and Maria Serrano

National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Varsity Soccer; Varsity Football; Varsity Golf

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  Business Management

 

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Reece Shirley

 Parents:  Stacie and Steven Shirley

Volleyball (MVP); Tennis; LGBTA+ Club 

College Attending:  Indiana University - East

Major:  Undecided

 

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Megan Steinhiser

 Parents:  Patrick and Kristi Steinhiser

Washington Park Junior Zoological Society; Quiz/Spell Bowl; Japanese Olympiad of Indiana; 4-H Horse and Pony; Giant Paw Prints Rescue Volunteer

College Attending:  Earlham College

Major:  Biology

  

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Nathan Stevenson

Parents:  Tom and Michelle Stevenson

National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Student Council President; Varsity Soccer; Varsity Football

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  Business

 

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Braden Tepper

 Parent:  Tiffany Tepper

National Honor Society; Robotics Club; Football; Wrestling; Track and Field

College Attending:  Wabash College

Major:  Engineering

 

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Ryan Utpatel

 Parents:  Bryan and Heidi Utpatel

Foreign Language National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Wrestling Team

College Attending:  Electrician Apprenticeship 

Major:  Electrician – hoping to own a company

 

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Jay Dawson Van Buskirk

 Parents:  Candy and Todd Van Buskirk

National Honor Society; Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society; Spanish Club; LGBTQ+ Club; CISV

College Attending:  DePaul University

Major:  International Studies and Spanish

 

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Andre Williams

 Parents:  Andre Williams Sr.; Sarah Phillips

National Honor Society; Marching Band; Theatre

College Attending:  Purdue Northwest

Major:  Mechanical Engineering

 

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Andrea Zaknoun

 Parents:  Andre and Nisrine Zaknoun

National Honor Society; Career & Technical Honor Society; Early College Club; Homecoming Queen

College Attending:  Indiana University - Bloomington

Major:  Nursing/Health Sciences