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Delton Kellogg honors seniors on their last day

Jaylene Gan, Luke Froncheck, Lily Cooper and Hannah Austin watch fellow classmates after being awarded the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Acknowledgment of Oustanding Academic Achievement. Hunter Dood Staff Writer

Seniors at Delton Kellogg spent their last day of high school receiving recognition for their hard work over the past four years.

The tribute began with those who received bronze honors (3.00-3.49 grade point average), silver high honors (3.50-3.84 GPA) and gold highest honors (3.85-4.00 or higher GPA). The students also were presented with their senior honors cords.

Valedictorian Hannah Austin and salutatorian Marion Poley received Senior Scholarship awards.

Carla Poignard presented National Honor Society members with their awards. And 52 Delton Kellogg students received the Senior Citizenship award.

“This was an outstanding class in regard to citizenship,” Principal Lucas Trierweiler said.

Students were honored for their leadership with the Senior Leadership award and/or the Senior Service award.

Following the ceremony, students who received scholarships were honored.

“This class has earned over $1.8 million in scholarship offers,” Trierweiler said, including scholarships awarded by various colleges of universities.

A variety of scholarships were mentioned, such as the Advia Foundation Youth Scholarship, Calhoun Area Career Center Outstanding Senior in Aviation Exploration Program and the Woody Wyngarden Memorial Scholarship.

Valedictorian Hannah Austin received the Andrews University ACT/SAT scholarship totaling $115,968. Austin plans on studying sustainable horticulture at Andrews University.

“This means so much to us,” Austin said. “It makes us feel appreciated to be recognized for what we’ve done.”

Each high school department honored a student with an award.

Student-athletes were honored for all of their accomplishments as well as their scholarships. Athletes who were honored throughout their career with post-season recognition were again recognized for their hard work.

Lauren Grubius received multiple awards and scholarships – most notably a $83,760 scholarship from Eastern Michigan University.

“A lot of us have known each other since kindergarten, so we’ve become a family, more or less,” Grubius said.

Lily Cooper, winner of the Advia Foundation Youth Scholarship, said she plans to study statistics at the University of Michigan. And her opinion of the Delton Kellogg High School Class of 2019? Cooper summed it up in one word: Great.

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