LHS Class of 2021 Top Scholars

Austin McDonald

Austin McDonald

Parents:  William McDonald and Brenda McDonald

Activities and Awards:  AP Scholar w/ Distinction, College Credit Earner, Honor Cord Recipient, Mathematics Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, MTU Leading Scholars Award, MTU Room and Board Stipend, MTU University Student Enrollment Award, Outstanding Achievement in Science Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Robotics Award, Scholar Athlete (Cross County/Track), SEC All-Academic Team, Spanish Award, Valedictorian, College Board National African American Recognition, Lead Programmer for Team #6538 Linc-Bots, Jazz Band - Electric Guitarist, Volunteer Work
Plans After Graduation:  Austin plans to attend Michigan Technological University to study Electrical Engineering with plans to produce educational videos on how to assemble, wire, and program FIRST Robotics Competition robots, and other electrical/software engineering projects

Kristin Williams

Kristin Williams

Parents:  Jay and Sherry Williams

Activities and Awards:  Valedictorian, EMU Presidential Scholarship, Marching Band Section Leader, DECA Participant, The Instrumentalist Magazine Merit Award, Mathematics Award, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Honor Cord Recipient, Link Crew Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, College Credit Earner, Social Studies AP Award, Outstanding Achievement in Science Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Robotics Award, Robotics Team Lead, SEC All-Academic Team, NHS Member, NHS Meal Committee Chairman, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition, LINC Scholarship

Plans After Graduation:  Kristin plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to study Pre-Occupational Therapy with plans to eventually become an Occupational Therapist.

Aspen Lintner

Aspen Lintner

Parents:  Kellie and Sky Lintner

Activities and Awards:  Salutatorian, 4-Year Athlete, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Baylor University Provost Scholarship, College Credit Earner, EMU Emerald Scholarship, Honor Cord Recipient, Link Crew Award, Mathematics Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, Multi-Sport Letter Winner (Soccer/Bowling), NHS Secretary, President's Award for Educational Excellence, SEC All-Academic Team, Social Studies AP Award, Spanish Award, Student Council Representative, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition, Orlo Wright Scholarship, Comprehensive Dentistry Scholarship, Student Council, SEC Scholar Athlete & Sportsmanship Award, Beautification Committee Chairperson,

Plans After Graduation:  Aspen plans to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor to study Biology, Health and Society with plans to pursue a medical degree and work in a hospital setting with patients.

Grace Bogdanski

Grace Bogdanski

Parents:  Laura Bernard

Activities and Awards:  4-Year Athlete, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Athlete of the Year Finalist, Class President, College Credit Earner, DAR Good Citizen Award, Honor Cord Recipient, MI Competitive Scholarship, MSU Honors College State Scholarship, MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship, Multi-Sport Letter Winner, NHS Vice-President, Outstanding Achievement in Science Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Scholar Athlete, Social Studies AP Award, Cross Country (All-Conference, State Qualifier, Rookie of the Year), Track (Most Improved Award)

Plans After Graduation:  Grace plans to attend Michigan State University James Madison College.

Emily Koch

Emily Koch

Parents:  Heather and Larry Koch

Activities and Awards:  Class Vice-President, Honor Cord Recipient, Link Crew Award, Mathematics Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement in Science Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Scholar Athlete, SEC All-Academic Team, University of Michigan School of Nursing Merit Scholarship, NHS Member, Band Leadership Team, Theater, Soccer, Tennis, Key Club Member, Student Council Member, Volunteer Work, MIHSSCA Team All-Academic Award, Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award, National School Marching Award

Plans After Graduation:  Emily plans to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor to study Nursing.

Leah Thomason

Leah Thomason

Parents:  Kerrie and Joel Thomason

Activities and Awards:  4-Year Athlete, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Art Award, Athlete of the Year Finalist, Black Student Union Award, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Michigan/Detroit Scholarship, CMU Maroon and Gold Merit Scholarship, CMU Multicultural Advancement Award, College Credit Earner, EMU Emerald Scholarship, GVSU GV Award for Excellence, GVSU  GV Freshman Grant, GVSU  GV Grant, GVSU  RISE Scholarship, GVSU Thompson Working Family Scholarship, Honor Cord Recipient, Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti Achievement and Service Award, Link Crew Award, Mathematics Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, Multi-Sport Letter Winner, NANBPWC Scholarship, Pearls and Ivy Foundation Scholarship, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Rosa Parks Scholarship, Scholar Athlete, Schoolcraft College Award of Excellence, Spanish Award, WCC President's Honor Scholarship, NHS Member, LINC Scholarship, Ileen Pickrem Scholarship, Dejanovich Scholarship, Volleyball (Team Captain, Award, Varsity Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference Honorable Mention), Track (MHSAA Regional Shot Put Champion), Volunteer Work

Plans After Graduation:  Leah plans to attend Grand Valley State University to study Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering.

Jaeden Scott

Jaeden Scott

Parents:  Keith Scott and Mira Scott

Activities and Awards:  AP Scholar, Honor Cord Recipient, Mathematics Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement in Science Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Robotics Award, College Credit Earner

Plans After Graduation:  Jaeden plans to attend Washtenaw Community College to study computer programming and learn Unreal Engine and C++.

Olivia Wittkopp

Olivia Wittkopp

Parents:  Scott Wittkopp and Tracy Wittkopp

Activities and Awards:  College Credit Earner, College Credit Earner, Honor Cord Recipient, Link Crew Award, Mathematics Award, NHS Treasurer, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Social Studies AP Award, University of Toledo Regents Scholarship, University of Toledo Rocket Nation Scholarship, AIA, FFA, Created NHS Virtual Tutoring Program, Competitive Dance, Gale WIldfong Dance Scholarship for Outstanding Character, Dance Instructor
Plans After Graduation:  Olivia plans to attend the University of Toledo to study Nursing while continuing to teach Dance and Dance Xplosion.

Harper Crews

Harper Crews

Parents:  Ted Crews and Cathy Crews

Activities and Awards:  4-Year Athlete, AP Scholar, Athlete of the Year Finalist, College Credit Earner, College of Wooster Scholar Award, Honor Cord Recipient, Kalamazoo College Lux Esto Scholarship, Link Crew Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, NHS President, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Scholar Athlete, Social Studies AP Award, Wittenberg University Presidential Scholarship, Wittenberg University William and Sally Martin Scholarship, Softball (2019 SEC All Conference Second Baseman, 2018 All District Second Baseman, 2019 Ann Arbor News Dream Team Honorable Mention, 2021 Ann Arbor News “Players to Watch” list), Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Flute Section Leader

Plans After Graduation:  Harper plans to attend Wittenberg University to study Psychology and Drama while playing softball for the Wittenberg Tigers.

Ava Williamson

Ava Williamson

Parents:  Tracey and Kevin Williamson

Activities and Awards:  4-Year Athlete, College Credit Earner, College Credit Earner, GVSU Award for Excellence, Honor Cord Recipient, Link Crew Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, Outstanding SWWC Student Careers in Education 2020, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Scholar Athlete, NHS Member, Girl’s Varsity/JV Tennis Team (Tennis Varsity Letter, Varsity Singles Most Wins Award, JV Singles Most Wins Award, and Athletic Awards), Boy’s Varsity Tennis Team General Manager, Senior Brick Committee, Marching Band (Flute Section Leader and Marching Band Varsity Letter), Concert Band (Ratings of 1 & 2 at Solo and Ensemble), Flute Instructor at Fifth Grade Band, Junior Honor Guard, SWWC Careers in Education Outstanding Student Award

Plans After Graduation:  Ava plans to attend Grand Valley State University.

Owen LaPointe

Owen LaPointe

Parents:  Lauren LaPointe and Joseph LaPointe

Activities and Awards:  College Credit Earner, Economics Award, Honor Cord Recipient, Mathematics Award, MI Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Tech University Platinum Presidential Scholars Award, Outstanding Achievement in Science Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Robotics Award, SEC All-Academic Team, University of Michigan Dearborn Distinction Scholarship, USMC Scholastic Excellence Award, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition, 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

Plans After Graduation:  Owen plans to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor to study Electrical Engineering.