Lake Orion High School Top 10 Graduates of 2021

Natalie DeLong

Parents: Doug and Jennifer DeLong

GPA: 4.427

College: Michigan State University

Scholarships: MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship (highest level)

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Competitive studio dance, Varsity Dance Team (captain), National Honor Society, Students Offering Support Club, Leadership Development Workshop.

Awards/Certificates: AP Scholar with Honor, OAA Scholar Athlete, Lamp of Learning gold.

Interests/Hobbies: Dance, music, cooking, and traveling.


Brendan Franz

Parents: Daniel and Jennifer Franz

GPA: 4.453

College: Harvard University

Scholarships: The Harvard Faculty Scholarship

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Vice President of the National Honors Society, Community Public Relations Officer for the Leadership Class, Captain of the Forensics Team, Rho Kappa, Students Offering Support and the Thespian Troupe.

Awards/Certificates: AP Scholar with Distinction, school nominee for the Daughters of the American Revolution contest and Lamp of Learning.

Interests/Hobbies: Golf, working and relaxing with friends.


Roman Gaskey

Parents: David and Kim Gaskey

GPA: 4.56

College: University of Michigan

Scholarships: University of Michigan Regents Merit Scholarship

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Forensics, International Business Internship Program, Mock Trial, Thespian Troupe 2898, Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society

Awards/Certificates: National Merit Scholarship Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, LOHS Writing and Outstanding Social Studies Student Department Awards, Lamp of Learning Gold Pin

Interests/Hobbies: Current events, Politics, Classical piano, Abstract painting, Cryptocurrency, Television, Film


Emma Kurtycz

Parents: Amy Hiss and Eric Kurtycz

GPA: 4.446

College: University of Louisville

Scholarships: National Scholars Award

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Math National Honors Society (Secretary), National Honor Society, Varsity Powerlifting, Model U.N., American Red Cross Volunteer, tutoring, JV Tennis

Awards/Certificates: AP Scholar with Honor, LOHS Physics Department Award, Scholar Athlete, Lamp of Learning

Interests/Hobbies: knitting, piano, astronomy, cooking, music, movies, animals


Sydney Logsdon

Parents: Jason and Lucy Logsdon

GPA: 4.473

College: Michigan State University

Scholarships: Blanche Sims Alumni Scholarship, ADS Commended Semi-Finalist Scholarship, MSU Special Merit Award, Honors College State Scholarship, MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship

Clubs and Activities/Sports: President of Math National Honor Society, NHS member, band, orchestra

Awards/Certificates: National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Departmental Writing Award, Departmental AP Calculus Award, Lamp of Learning Gold Pin

Interests/Hobbies: Music performance (French horn and piano), reading


Natalie Maki

Parents: Derek and Lara Maki

GPA: 4.437

College: Kalamazoo College majoring in Pre Law and Environmental studies.

Scholarships: Kalamazoo Merit Based

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Varsity Lacrosse, NHS, and SNHS

Awards/Certificates: Scholar Athlete, AP Scholar, and All A Honor Roll

Interests/Hobbies: Sustainability and music.


Nadia Olejnik

Parents: Corinna and Peter Olejnik

GPA: 4.445

College: Michigan State University

Scholarships: Michigan Resident Scholarship, Honors College State Scholarship, and Honors College Professorial Assistantship offer

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Captain of the LOHS varsity tennis team

Awards/Certificates: Lamp of Learning, Varsity Award, Scholar Athlete Award, Department Award: Writing, and AP Scholar with Honor

Interests/Hobbies: traveling, staying active, and spending time with family and friends


Lauren Staruch

Parents: Kristen Kreibich and Peter Staruch

GPA: 4.4393

College: University of Texas Arlington

Scholarships: Athletic Scholarship (Volleyball)

Clubs/Activities/ Sports: National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math National Honor Society), Knitting Club, Student Leadership, Students Offering Support, Unified Volleyball, LOHS Varsity Volleyball

Awards/Certificates: Lamp of Learning, OAA All-League (Volleyball), OAA Scholar Athlete

Interests/Hobbies: Crossword puzzles, Keeping up with current events/politics, Knitting with Ms. Stringer and the rest of Knitting Club, Beach and Indoor Volleyball, Reading, Watching Jeopardy and other game shows/reality TV.


Joy Svoboda

Parents: Ken and Janet Svoboda

GPA: 4.516

College: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Scholarships: University of Michigan merit scholarship

Clubs/Activities/Sports: Science National Honors Society, competition dance team at Broadway Dance Company

Awards/Certificates: Lamp of Learning (all a honor roll) and AP Scholar

Interests/Hobbies: Competition Dance, Music, and Baking


Anna Sychta

Parents: Laura and Brian Sychta

GPA: 4.418

College: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Scholarships: University of Michigan Regents Merit Scholarship

Clubs/Activities/Sports: 3-year Varsity Soccer Athlete, 10-plus years of Club Soccer, a member of National Honor Society, a member of Leadership Development Workshop, and member of Students Offering Support.

Awards/Certificates: AP Scholar Award, 2018 JV Soccer MVP, and OAA Scholar Athlete Award

Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy skiing, playing soccer, travelling to new places, and hanging out with friends.

 

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