Evart High School names top 10 seniors
EVART — Only single-digit days remain in the countdown before Evart High School students participate in the ceremony that will bring one chapter of their lives to a close and open the next. Students will cross the stage during the 2018 commencement ceremony, which is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the high school, located at 6221 95th Ave., Evart.
To acknowledge the hard work of many in the graduating class, school officials have announced this year’s top 10 seniors. Honored students, in alphabetical order, include Cyana Dellar, Erin Flowers, Kaitlynn Gudding, Skylar Johnson, Sara Rakowski, Jonah Smith, Hannah Tiedt, Dana Vore, Macey Wallace and Scott Whitman.
Dellar is the daughter of Tammy and William Dellar. She was a member of the National Honor Society in her junior year of high school. She also participated in student government from her sophomore through senior years, acting as vice president during her last two years of school; junior varsity volleyball in ninth and 10th grades and varsity volleyball in 11th and 12th grades; and junior varsity basketball and softball in ninth grade and varsity basketball and softball in 10th through 12th grades. Dellar is proud to have participated in student government, volleyball, basketball and softball and still graduate as a top honor senior. With a little more than a week before graduation, Dellar carries a 3.456 GPA. She plans to attend Northwood University to pursue a degree in accounting.
Flowers, the daughter of Jim and Jennifer Flowers, participated in track and field for one year; sideline cheer for two years; competitive cheer for two years; student government for two years; and National Honor Society for two years, with one as vice president; and helped her church as a member of the Awana Program. Her proudest achievement comes with the honor of being valedictorian as she held the No. 1 rank in her class throughout high school. With graduation just around the corner, Flowers carries a 3.976 GPA. She plans to work as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) while attending Cornerstone University, then the University of Detroit Mercy, to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Once she becomes an RN, Flowers would like to work at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Gudding is the daughter of Chad and Nancy Gudding. She took part in Odyssey of the Mind, softball, varsity cheer, Spanish club, color guard, concert band, marching band and tutoring through her high school career. She also was secretary of student government and president of the National Honor Society, and she participated in the Champions program. She is proud to have been the National Honor Society president while holding a 4.0 GPA at Mid Michigan Community College, and being part of the MMCC dean’s list. Gudding plans to attend Michigan State University to pursue human resource management.
Johnson, the daughter of Kathleen Hylton and Willard Johnson II, was a member of the National Honor Society, choir and band while in high school. She is proud to have been inducted into the National Honor Society. As Johnson prepares to receive her diploma, she carries a 3.6 GPA. She plans to take a year off school before entering college and earning a degree.
Rakowski is the daughter of Laurie and Brian Beemer and Thomas Rakowski. In high school, she was secretary of the National Honor Society, class of 2018 president, a member of the student government and was involved in band in ninth and 10th grades. Her proudest high school achievement came with being inducted into the National Honor Society. Rakowski currently holds a 3.602 GPA. She plans to attend Ferris State University in the fall to pursue a degree in social work. She hopes to get a job and when that is stable, start a family.
Smith, the son of Kathleen and Steven Smith, participated in wrestling while in high school. Smith is proud to have watched more anime and read more manga than anyone in the school, he said. With graduation just around the corner, Smith holds a 3.33 GPA. For his future plans, Smith hopes to become a gym or science teacher, and have a wife, family and house.
Tiedt is the daughter of Bryan and Cyndi Tiedt. Throughout high school, she took part in choir for two years, theater company for two years, track and field for one year and robotics for one year. Tiedt is proud to have met so many new people and try so many new things throughout her schooling. As graduation draws near, she holds a 3.423 GPA. Tiedt plans to pursue at least a masters degree to enter the field of counseling.
Vore, the daughter of Lois Bell and David Vore, participated in peer-to-peer, prom committee, Spanish club, powderpuff football, sideline cheer, basketball, competitive cheer and softball through high school. Her proudest high school achievements came by staying in the top 10 of her class through all four years, winning first place for for the Voice of Democracy scholarship and being a scholar athlete for all years applicable. Vore currently holds a 3.439 GPA. She plans to attend Baker College in the fall, get married some day and travel the world.
Wallace is the daughter of Jay and Sandy Wallace. Through high school, she took part in basketball, cross country, track, student government and volleyball. Wallace is proud to say she was able to participate in sports all four years of high school while keeping good grades and being in the top 10. With graduation just around the corner, Wallace carries a 3.498 GPA. She plans to attend Mid Michigan Community College, then transfer to Ferris State University for dentistry.
Whitman, the son of Eric and Kelly Whitman, participated in FIRST robotics, Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow, baseball, Impact Youth Ministry, National Honor Society and Dighton Wesleyan Missions team in high school. His proudest high school achievement came with building a robot from scratch, twice. With a little more than a handful of days before graduation, Whitman holds a 3.898 GPA. He plans to attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in engineering, get a job at SpaceX, build the spaceship to Mars, marry and learn to fly a plane.