Lake Orion High School Top 10 Graduates of 2020

Anjali Desai

Parents: Sonal and Samir Desai

GPA: 4.446

College: Michigan State University

Scholarships: MSU Honors College STATE scholarship, Stadium Drive Elementary School Scholarship, Professorial Assistantship Research Position.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: LOHS Feature Twirler, Team Baton Twirling, Co-Vice President of Science National Honors Society, Co-President of Dragon MD, National Honors Society, Cultural Outreach, student tutoring.

Awards/Certificates: National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Statistics Department Award, Lamp of Learning (4 years) , Miss Majorette of Michigan Pageant Winner.

Interests/Hobbies: true crime, criminal justice, psychology, Indian dance, cooking, reading.

Rachel Falkowski

Parents: Alan Falkowski, Diane Falkowski

GPA: 4.45

College: North Carolina State University

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Lake Orion Marching Band (color guard), Lake Orion Varsity Winter Guard, Art Club, Economics Club, National Art Honor Society (Treasurer), Science National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society.

Awards/Certificates: AP Scholar with Distinction, National AP Scholar, LOHS Physics Department Award, LOHS Art Department Award, Lamp of Learning Gold.

Art: Scholastic Art and Writing National Silver Medal for jewelry, two Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Keys for jewelry, Scholastic Art and Writing Silver Key for jewelry, two Scholastic Art and Writing Honorable Mentions for jewelry, Scholastic Art and Writing Honorable Mentions for 2D, Michigan Art Education Association Top 18, 8th District Congressional Art Competition 2nd place.

Piano: Federation Superior Rating (six years), Guild National Role (three years), SAT Superior Rating (four years).

Color Guard: Bands of America 1st in class, Michigan Competing Band Association Top 10 (all years), MCBA Finals 3rd place, MCBA Finals 2nd place, Michigan Color Guard Circuit Top 10 (all years), MCGC 1st place Champion, Winter Guard International Scholastic A Finalist

Interests/Hobbies: designing and creating jewelry, drawing, classical piano, home renovating, baking, exercising, chemistry.

David Kaufman

Parents: Eric and Julie Kaufman

GPA: 4.4

College: University of Michigan, College of Engineering

Scholarships: Regents Merit Scholarship from U of M.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Lake Orion Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Lake Orion Percussion, Math National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, Tang Soo Do.

Awards/Certificates: Eagle Scout, Black Belt, 3x semi-finalist in Michigan Math Prize.

Interests/Hobbies: Math, Chemistry, musical performing.

Andrew Nolan

Parents: Jillian & Michael Nolan

GPA: 4.48

College: Michigan State University (student athlete – cross country & track)

Scholarships: Honors College Scholarship, Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Commended, Engineering Endowed Scholarship, Siemens Foundation Merit Scholarship.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Cross country & track, Science National Honors Society, Oakview Rangers.

Awards/Certificates: 3 x All State Cross Country, Regional cross country champion 2019, All State Track (1600m), All State Indoor Track (1600m), MITCA Academic All State x 4, OAA Scholar Athlete (4 years), Cross Country MVP (3 years), English Dept Award.

Interests/Hobbies: Running, golf, Poker & Euchre, hanging out with friends, X-Box.

Marissa O’Leary

Parents: Matt and Debbie O’Leary

GPA: 4.4448

College: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Scholarships: Paint Creek Elementary Alumni and the LOHS Staff scholarship.

Clubs/activities/sports: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track, Dragon M.D (Co-President ), Science NHS, Math NHS (secretary), and Women in STEM.

Awards/Certificates: Coaches Award (Cross Country), AP Statistics Award, AP Scholar Award, OAA Athlete Award, Academic All State.

Interests/Hobbies: Running, Biology, Rock Climbing, Baking, Animals, Shopping, Music, and Hiking.

Neethan Punniyamoorthy

Parents: Kala Punniyamoorthy and Punniyamoorthy Arumugam

GPA: 4.45

College: University of Michigan

Scholarships: National Merit BorgWarner Scholarship.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Varsity Soccer, FIRST Robotics Team 302, National Honor Society.

Awards/Certificates: National Merit Scholar, OAA Scholar Athlete, Varsity Soccer Coach’s Award, LOHS Physics Department Award.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, mridangam (South Indian Percussion), longboarding, cooking, and traveling.

John Rubarth

Parents: Linda and Fred Rubarth

GPA: 4.3867

College: Oakland University

Scholarships: Oakland University Presidential Scholar Award, Koch Foundation Scholarship.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society (Secretary), Varsity Tennis, Junior Varsity Hockey (Captain), Dragon MD, Spanish Club.

Awards/Certificates: National AP Scholar, JV Hockey MVP, OAA Scholar Athlete (all years), Lamp of Learning gold, sliver, and bronze pins.

Interest/Hobbies: Spikeball, skiing, ice skating, science, mathematics, being with friends, reading.

Rochelle Smith

Parents: Mike and Karen Smith

GPA: 4.5233

College: University of Michigan

Scholarships: Regents Merit Scholarship, Lake Orion Lions Club Scholarship.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Varsity Powerlifting, Varsity Cross Country, Math National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Economics Club.

Awards/Certificates: National AP Scholar, Powerlifting State Qualifier (two years), Cross Country State Qualifier, Scholar Athlete, Scholastic Gold Key and Best in Show for Ceramics, MAEA Top 100 High School pieces in the State for ceramics, Michigan Music Association (various awards for piano).

Interests/Hobbies: Ceramics, piano, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Jacob Springel

Parents: Jason and Carrie Springel

GPA: 4.4038

College: University of Michigan College of Engineering

Scholarships: University of Michigan Regents Merit Scholarship.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: FIRST Robotics Team 302, Science National Honors Society, Tabletop Games Club.

Awards/Certificates: AP Scholar with Distinction, LOHS Excellence in Chemistry Award, FIRST District Chairman’s Award (2018 and 2019).

Interests/Hobbies: Building Computers, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Video Games, Table Top RPGs.

Adam Tisch

Parents: David and Tracee Tisch

GPA: 4.6053

College: University of Michigan

Scholarships: National Merit Scholarship, University of Michigan Regents Scholarship, Gleaners Life Insurance Scholarship, LOYBL Kevin Spencer Memorial Scholarship, Oakview Middle School Alumni Scholarship, Blanche Sims Elementary School Alumni Scholarship, Crawford Insurance Group Scholarship.

Clubs/Activities/Sports: President of the LOHS chapter of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Varsity Baseball, Cross Country, William Beaumont Hospital Volunteer, Student Tutor.

Awards/Certificates: WXYZ Detroit Class of 2020 ‘Best and Brightest’ Honors, National Merit Scholar Finalist, MHSAA Varsity Baseball All State Academic Team 2019, Orion Area Youth Assistance Outstanding Citizen Award, Red Cross Certification in CPR and First Aid.

Interests/Hobbies: Biochemistry, running, working, and learning new things.


One Response to "Lake Orion High School Top 10 Graduates of 2020"

  1. Carole Ebner   July 30, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Congrats to grads


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