Reed City's Class of 2017 to graduate
REED CITY — With graduation commencement just a couple weeks away, seniors at Reed City High School are completing the final stages of their high school careers.
Ninety-seven Reed City seniors will receive diplomas during graduation ceremonies set for early next month, according to RCHS Principal Monty Price.
Baccalaureate takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 831 S. Chestnut St, Reed City.
Commencement will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at the high school.
RCHS Class of 2009 graduate Chelsea Guzikowski is this year's Distinguished Alumni Recipient.
Price said he is proud of every member of this year's graduating class.
"It has been an honor working with the Class of 2017," he said. "Throughout their journey at RCHS, they have exhibited many exceptional qualities that will guide them along the next phase of their lives. This class is full of potential and I am confident that they will succeed in their future endeavors. I believe in each and every one of our graduates and I am proud to have had the opportunity to be their principal."
Teachers and administrators honored the graduating seniors earlier this month, presenting awards and scholarships.
RCHS also announced the Senior Scholars for the class of 2017.
Name: Maxton Barnes
Parents: Joe and Valerie Barnes
Proudest Achievement: My proudest achievement is going to the state Quiz Bowl Tournament three consecutive years.
Plans After High School: I plan to go to school and pursue a degree in either the medical sciences or accounting/finance.
Name: Andrew J.W. Shewan
Parents: Paul and Karen Shewan
Proudest Achievement: Taking our Quiz Bowl team to states three years running.
Plans After High School: Over the summer, I plan to start working multiple jobs and acting in the summer youth play until I turn 18. When that happens, I can start applying for a factory job so I can save for trade school.
Name: Sabrina Somers
Parents: Jimmy Somers and Wendy Sims
Proudest Achievement: My proudest achievement was my clarinet solo at solo and ensemble my junior year. I received a I rating at districts, which qualified me for state, where I received another I rating with a 95/100 score.
Plans After High School: I plan to attend Western Michigan University and major in aerospace engineering. I intend to continue with music by joining a group playing my clarinet and hopefully being in a dance club.
Name: Duey Smith
Parents: Roy and Sherry Smith
Proudest Achievement: My proudest achievement would probably be this award (Senior Scholar), or rather, the time I tested out of pre-calculus.
Plans After High School: I plan to attend the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for a doctorate in astronomy.
Name: Kendra White
Parents: Kenneth and Joni White
Proudest Achievement: My proudest achievement is being a Senior Scholar and being able to give a speech at graduation.
Plans After High School: After high school I plan on attending Ferris State University, getting a degree and starting my career.