RCAPS celebrates its 2016 senior scholars

REED CITY — Graduation is just weeks away for a number of Osceola County seniors, and the class of 2016 is preparing to walk the halls of high school one final time.

Reed City Area Schools has announced its eight Senior Scholars.

"I would like to congratulate our Senior Scholars," said high school principal Monty Price. "They are a group of exceptional students and even better individuals. They have all worked extremely hard within a rigorous curriculum and have consistently demonstrated a very high level of academic success. These kids also have represented our school and community with Coyote pride. I am extremely proud of each of these students and am confident that their futures are bright."

Reed City Area Schools 2016 Senior Scholars

  • Bethany Maciejewski — Bethany is the daughter of Jeff and Andresa Maciejewski. Throughout high school, Bethany has maintained a 4.0 GPA. She has been very active in 4-H since the age of 5 and for the past two years has been her club president. While in high school, Bethany has been on the Quiz Bowl team for three years, on Student Council for four years, and has had the opportunity to be the National Honor Society president. This fall, Bethany will attend Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky., to pursue a bachelor's degree in Bible theology and a minor in Biblical languages. After she receives her bachelor's degree, she will attend Asbury Theological Seminary to obtain her Master of Divinity to become an ordained pastor. Bethany is extremely excited to see where God takes her in this new season of life.
  • Skylar Sundquist — Skylar is the daughter of Stacy Sundquist and Michael Ramer. Over the last four years at Reed City High School, Skylar has participated in concert band, marching band, jazz band, Student Council, JV soccer, National Honor Society, Art Club and FRC Robotics. During her senior year, she was the editor-in-chief of the RCHS newsletter and tutored elementary students. Over the last four summers, she has done an array of extra-curricular activities including traveling to Europe as a People to People Student Ambassador, participating in summer theater and attending a leadership conference. Skylar was awarded Student of the Month twice, has been on the honor roll for all four years of high school and is now recognized as a Senior Scholar. This fall, Skylar plans to attend Hope College where she will major in chemistry or a related field and potentially minor in neuroscience.
  • McKenzie Cornelius — McKenzie is the daughter of Shane and Jamie Cornelius. She has dedicated herself to Varsity Cross County, FRC Robotics, Student Council, Art Club, Ski Club, National Honors Society, JV Softball, Varsity Track and Field and the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra. For the past 12 years, McKenzie has studied violin with her tutor. She has received awards including second team all-conference in cross country, Student of the Month (twice), four academic awards for her GPA, honor roll, and is now recognized as a Senior Scholar. This upcoming fall, she will attend Ferris State University as a member of the Honors Program to pursue a career in pharmacology.
  • Emily Shewan — Emily is the daughter of Karen and Paul Shewan. Over the last four years, she has participated in marching band, concert band, jazz band, Student Council, Quiz Bowl, JV Soccer, National Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir and Trumpet Choir. Outside of school, her extracurricular activities include youth group and summer theater. Emily was awarded Student of the Month twice and has been on the honor roll all four years of high school. This fall, Emily will attend Ferris State University for nursing.
  • Adrianna Pelton — Adrianna is the daughter of Hollie and Curt Libey and Tim and Tammie Pelton. Adrianna has received numerous certificates for her academic achievements throughout her high school career. She has been a member of the Reed City High School Equestrian Team for the past six years, joining the team in seventh grade and continuing through her senior year. Her artwork as been on display at Artworks in Big Rapids every year since eighth grade. She also has been an honorable mention in visual arts at the Central State Activities Conference and in her junior and senior years made All Conference in visual arts. Outside of school, she participates in rodeo and the International Barrel Racing Association. In 2015, she was the state champion in the youth first division level of the IBRA. She went on to the national finals in Cloverdale, Ind., finishing sixth in the youth first division. Adrianna plans on attending Michigan State University in the fall where she will begin a bachelor's degree program for veterinary medicine.
  • Hannah Zigman — Hannah is the daughter of Gerald and Ilona Zigman. She is involved in yearbook, National Honors Society and Student Council. Her favorite hobby is soccer. She plays on club teams during part of the year and was made captain of the Varsity squad this year. Hannah plans on attending Central Michigan University in the fall. She was accepted into its honors program to study mechanical engineering.
  • Emily Zolman — Emily is the daughter of William and Karen Zolman. She was involved in soccer, Student Council, National Honor Society and robotics this year in high school. Aside from making it on the Senior Scholars list, Emily has been recognized in the honor roll and as a Student of the Month during her high school career. Emily plans on going to Hope College to study psychology in hopes of being able to go into the research field of different mental illnesses.
  • Quinton Kichak — Quinton, son to Joe and Betty Kichak, is a senior at Reed City High School. He was involved in soccer and baseball, both of which he captained for two years. He was Academic-All State and First Team All-Conference in soccer for two years. He also was a member of the National Honor Society for two years, the class president for four years and participated in Quiz Bowl for two years. Quinton will attend Davenport University in the fall to study business.