LHS Class of 2019 "Top 10" Scholars

Deborah Akinbola

Parents:  Mukaila and Ibironke Akinbola

Activities and Awards:  LHS Band Drum Major, NHS President, Student Council Vice President, Class of 2019 President, Engineering Society of Detroit:  Outstanding High School Student of the Year, Symphonic Band member, Huron Valley Volleyball Club, Leonard E. Neumann Award, Kiwanis Service and Achievement Award, U of M LEAD Scholar, The Instrumentalist Musicianship Award, Smith Walbridge Gary E. Smith Golden Whistle Award, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, LHS Mathematics Award, LHS Senior Band Award, African American Book Discussion Group Textbook Scholarship, Palm Leaf Club Scholarship, NANBPWC Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Deborah plans to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor to study Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Pre-Med.

 

Eric Balanecki

Parents:  Peter and Karen Balanecki

Activities and Awards:  NHS member, SEC All-Academic Team, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, LHS Mathematics Award, Science Silver Flask Award, LHS Technology Golden Achievement Award, FIRST Robotics Senior Award, LHS Senior Band Award, AP Scholar, Senior Athlete Award—Cross Country and Track, MI Tech Presidential Gold Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Eric plans to attend Michigan Technological University to study Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

 

 

 

Mackenzie Grissom

Parents:  Jim and Donella Grissom

Activities and Awards:  Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit, Valedictorian, NHS member, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Link Crew Award, Key Club member, Senior Athlete Award—Soccer, EMU Emerald Scholarship, LEA Scholarship, Ileen Pickrem Memorial Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Mackenzie plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to study Social Work and Psychology.

 

 

Carson Kern

Parents:  Mike and Tracie Kern

Activities and Awards:  NHS member, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, LHS Mathematics Award, Science Silver Flask Award, Key Club member, Senior Athlete Award—Baseball, Symphonic Band member

Plans After Graduation:  Carson plans to attend the University of Michigan Dearborn in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donaven Lee

Parents:  Kef and Mary Lee

Activities and Awards:  SEC All-Academic Team, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Peer 2 Peer member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, WCC President’s Honor Scholarship, LHS Mathematics Award, Science Silver Flask Award, LHS Economics Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, Senior Athlete Award—Wrestling, Football, Weightlifting, Academic All-State, SEC Sportsmanship Award, SEC Scholar Athlete Award, Coaches’ Award, LEA Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Donaven plans to attend Washtenaw Community College for two years then transfer to pursue a degree in Physics.

 

Ashlee Morris

Parents:  Duane and Jamie Morris

Activities and Awards: President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, DECA State Qualifier, AP Scholar with Honor, Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit, eSports Player Manager @ UM Dearborn

Plans After Graduation:  Ashlee plans to attend the University of Michigan Dearborn to study Paleontology and Archeology.

 

 

Abigail Sell

Parents:  Dean and Susan Sell

Activities and Awards:  Class of 2019 Secretary, NHS member, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Cultural Diversity Forum member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Link Crew Award, Student Council member, Key Club member, Bradley Foundation Scholarship, Dejanovich Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Abigail plans to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor to study Public Health.

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Shell

Parents:  William and Christina Shell

Activities and Awards:  Class of 2019 Salutatorian, SEC All-Academic Team, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, LHS Mathematics Award, Science Silver Flask Award, Marching Band member, Symphonic Band member, EMU Emerald Scholarship, EMU Presidential Scholarship Competition Finalist

Plans After Graduation:  Benjamin plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to study Simulation, Animation and Gaming.

 

 

 

 

Brian Tumbarello

Parents:  David and Julie Tumbarello

Activities and Awards:  NHS member, SEC All-Academic Team, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, LHS Mathematics Award, LHS Senior Band Award, Marching Band Saxophone Section Leader, Symphonic Band Saxophone First Chair, AP Scholar with Honor, UM Dearborn Chancellor’s Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Plans After Graduation:  Brian plans to attend the University of Michigan Dearborn to study Mathematics.

 

 

 

Chantal Uzoma

Parents:  Tony and Chiamaka Uzoma

Activities and Awards:  NHS member, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Honor Cord member, Cultural Diversity Forum member, Peer 2 Peer member, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Link Crew Award, Key Club member, Student Council member, Class Officer, Goodwill Volunteer, Hope Medical Clinic Volunteer, Ann Arbor Club of National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club, Inc. Scholarship, Pearls and Ivy Foundation Scholarship, Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Chantal plans to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor to study Biochemistry on a Pre-Med track.