LHS Class of 2020 "Top 10" Scholars

Carson Leidlein

Parents:  Cindy Prentice and Jeff Leidlein

Activities and Awards:  Valedictorian, Drum Major in Marching Band, Varsity Tennis Team Captain, AP Scholar with Distinction, College Credit Award, Gilmore Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, LHS Economics Award, LHS Mathematics Award, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship Corporation Siemens Scholarship, NHS Master of Ceremonies, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, SEC All-Academic Team, US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, LHS Senior Athlete Awards -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Participated in a Sport for the Complete Season for all 4 Years

Plans After Graduation:  Carson plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to major in Economics.

Alexander Juncaj

ParentsGena and Luke Juncaj

Activities and AwardsSalutatorian, AP Scholar with Distinction, College Credit Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, Key Club Award, LHS Mathematics Award, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, NHS Member, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, Greenberg Family Scholarship, SEC All-Academic Team, Cross Country, Track, LHS Senior Athlete Award -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Participated in a Sport for the Complete Season for all 4 Years

Plans After Graduation:  Alexander plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to major in either Computer Science or Political Science.

Joseph Smith

ParentsJeff and Christine Smith

Activities and AwardsSenior Class President, NHS Member and Tutoring Committee Chairman, Theater Department Assistant Stage Manager, Avid Weightlifter,  Junior Honor Guard, AP Scholar, College Credit Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, Key Club Award—Treasurer (11th grade) & Secretary (12th grade), LHS Mathematics Award, MHSAA Scholar Athlete, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, SEC All-Academic Team, Western Michigan University Bronco Merit Scholarship, Western Michigan University Brown and Gold Scholarship, LHS Senior Athlete Award -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Varsity Soccer Captain, Various Community Service Activities

Plans After Graduation:  Joseph plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to major in Aerospace Engineering.  He also plans on participating in recreational sports and remaining active, conducting undergraduate research, and traveling whenever the opportunity arises.

Rylie Scharlach

ParentsCarey Scharlach and Chris Scharlach

Activities and AwardsNHS President, Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator/Leader (2019-2020), Student Council Secretary, Community Homecoming Forum (2019),  Class President (2018-2019), Prom Committee, Junior Honor Guard, AP Scholar, College Credit Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, LHS Mathematics Award, LHS Spanish Award, MyLead Leadership Conference Representative, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit, US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, Dejanovich Scholarship, Red Cross Scholarship, Gene Butman Memorial Scholarship, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, LHS Senior Athlete Awards -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Multi-Sport Letter Winners, Participated in a Sport for the Complete Season for all 4 Years, Women’s Cross Country: Rookie of the Year (2016), Team Captain (2019), Women’s Cross Country MVP (2016-2018), SEC All League Cross Country (2016, 2017, 2019), LHS Cross Country Record Breaker (5K-2019), Track and Field:  Women’s Track and Field Rookie of the Year (2016), Team Captain (2019), SEC All League Track and Field: 3200m (2017); 800m (2019), and Track Record Breaker [(3200m -2016), (4x800m - 2019)], Various Community/Volunteer Activities, LHS Female Athlete of the Year

Plans After Graduation:  Rylie plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Her major is currently undecided.

Madelyn Jankowski

ParentsMichelle and James Jankowski

Activities and AwardsSenior Class Vice President, Student Council President, NHS Member, AP Scholar, College Credit Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, LHS Mathematics Award, Lincoln Bands Leadership Award, Clarinet Section Leader, Link Crew Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Instrumentalist Merit Award, LHS Senior Athlete Awards -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Participated in a Sport for the Complete Season for all 4 Years, Varsity Tennis Team Captain, SEC All-Conference Award, Boys Tennis Team General Manager, Orlo H. Wright Scholarship, Comprehensive Dentistry Scholarship,  EMU Emerald Scholarship, Ileen Pickrem Memorial Scholarship, Robert Willoughby Scholarship, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club Award for Service and Achievement, GVSU Award for Excellence Scholarship, Various Community Service 

Plans After Graduation:  Madelyn plans to attend Grand Valley State University to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders for Speech Pathology

Briana Barker

ParentsAmanda and Randy Barker

Activities and AwardsKey Club President, Student Council Vice President, Senior Class Secretary, NHS Member and Co-Chair of Railsprinter 5K, Theatre Department Head of Stage Management, Flute Section Leader, 2 years Cross Country, Middle School Theatre Department Stage Manager, Instrumentalist Merit Award, Instrumentalist Musicianship Award, Theatre Department Director's Award for Leadership, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, Key Club Award, Leonard E Neumann Award, LHS Yearbook Award, Link Crew Award, Marching Band Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club Award for Service and Achievement, Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Briana plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to major in Theatre Design and Production.

Peter Caine

Parents:  David Caine and Brittany Affolter Caine

Activities and AwardsHonor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, NHS Member, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, William and Sally Martin Scholarship, Wittenberg Legacy Award, Wittenberg Priority Tiger Award, LHS Senior Athlete Awards -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Multi-Sport Letter Winners, Participated in a Sport for the Complete Season for all 4 Years

Plans After Graduation:  Peter plans to attend Wittenberg University.

Sydney Mertens

Parents:  Melissa and Rik Mertens

Activities and Awards:  NHS Member, Key Club Award, Junior Honor Guard, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, LHS Outstanding Science Student Award, College Credit Award, The Instrumentalist Magazine Merit Award, The Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award, Pit Crew for LHS Drama Production of Legally Blonde, US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Bandsman Award, LHS Senior Athlete Awards -- At Least 1 Varsity Letter w/ 3.25+ GPA, Multi-Sport Letter Winners, Participated in a Sport for the Complete Season for all 4 Years, Tennis--Determination Award, Cross Country--Most Improved JV Athlete Award, MHSAA Scholar Athlete, University of Toledo Regent's Scholarship, University of Toledo Rocket Nation Scholarship, AAYI Kappa Foundation Scholarship, Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club Award for Service and Achievement, Various Volunteer Work

Plans After Graduation:  Sydney plans to attend the University of Toledo to major in Biology.

Hannah Arnold

Parents:  Larry and Jennifer Arnold

Activities and AwardsNHS Member,  Link Crew Award, LHS Senior Choir Award (Split Dimensions and Vocal Essence), 1 ratings at Solo and Ensemble, Split Dimensions President, Theatre Department President, Dance Lead, Publicity Lead, Student Director,  Excellence in Acting Award, Excellence in Choreography Award, Representative at the Lincoln Leadership Summit, College Credit Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, LHS Spanish Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, EMU Emerald Scholarship, Libbey-Lowden One Room Schoolhouse Scholarship, Various Volunteer Work

Plans After Graduation:  Hannah plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to major in Elementary Education.

Shane Baker

Parents:  Erin and Joe Baker

Activities and AwardsSenior Class Representative,  Tutoring, Perfect Attendance All 4 Years, College Credit Award, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, J.T. Nuzzo Excellence in Technology Award, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Science Silver Flask, University of Michigan Dearborn Dean’s Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Shane plans to attend the University of Michigan in Dearborn to study Chemical Engineering.

Donald Johnson

Parents:  Jennifer Johnson

Activities and Awards:  Senior Class Treasurer, Student Council Treasurer, AP Scholar, College Credit Award, EMU Education First Opportunity Scholarship, Honor Cord - 3.0+ GPA, Key Club Award, LHS Mathematics Award, LHS Outstanding Science Student Award, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, President's Award for Educational Excellence

Plans After Graduation:  Donald plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  His major is currently undecided.