EHS announces 2014 senior scholars

EVART — As graduation nears, students from around the county are preparing to say goodbye to the halls of high school and hello to the future.

These are the senior scholars from Evart High School:

Nathan Renne

Evart Public Schools would like to announce that Nathan Renne is the Class of 2014 Valedictiorian. He is the son of Evart residents Robert and Shanda Renne.

Nathan earned a 4.0 grade point average while dual enrolling at Evart High School and the Mecosta Osceola Career Center. He is enrolled in the building trades program where he competed in a SkillsUSA carpentry competition and received first place in regionals and third place in state.

Nathan has participated in high school football for four consecutive years and also played baseball his freshman year. He was involved in student government and was class president for one year. He is currently the vice president of the National Honor Society. Recently, Nathan completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review and as part of his service project for Boy Scouts he created the community garden on Main Street in downtown Evart. Active in his youth group at First Baptist Church, Nathan has been on two mission trips to inner-city Philadelphia.

Nathan will attend Ferris State University in the fall as a part of the Construction Technology Program.

Rachel Rounds

Evart Public Schools is proud to announce that Rachel Rounds is the Class of 2014 Salutatorian. Rachel is the daughter of Evart residents Rob and Jenny Rounds.

Rachel has excelled academically and in the Evart community. Rachel earned a 3.993 grade point average at Evart High School while taking rigorous classes at the Math/Science Technology Center. Because Rachel is very interested in science, she has completed two research projects. One project, a study of beetles, has led to many presentations and was even published. Rachel has received many awards for her research. She was the Young Naturalist Award Winner, given through the Museum of Natural History in New York City and Top Individual Project Award in the MOISD Regional Science Fair. The rest of her list of awards and achievements are too extensive to mention.

Rachel also is very active in the Evart community. She attends Crossroads Community Church where she assists in the nursery. She has helped with food banks, planted a rain garden for Mecosta/Osceola Career Center, and has made and sold jewelry to raise more than $2,500 for a hospital in Kenya. Later, Rachel went to Kenya to explore possible ministries she could become a part of in the future. Odyssey of the Mind, dance classes, student council, 4-H and National Honor Society are organizations in which Rachel participates.

Rachel plans on attending Cornerstone University in the fall to double major in psychology and linguistics.