Twelve seniors earn Lake Michigan Conference All-Academic Team honors

Twelve members of the Grayling High School Class of 2018 have earned Lake Michigan Conference All-Academic Team honors. Students were selected based upon a formula that incorporates grade point averages and SAT scores.
Alyssa Cobb has been named the Class of 2018 Valedictorian. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Loren and Amy Cobb. Alyssa plans to attend Spring Arbor University or Taylor University to study English, Spanish, history and music, to become a teacher and humanitarian. Depending upon her choice for college, she has been awarded the Spring Arbor Trustee Scholarship for $12,000 per year.  From Taylor, she has been awarded the Taylor Presidential Scholarship for $15,000 per year and the Community Scholarship for $3,000 per year. Alyssa is an AP Scholar and a National Merit Commended student. 
She is a member of the National Honor Society, the GHS AP Society, serving as its secretary, and the Lake Michigan Conference All-Academic Team.  Alyssa has participated in choir, band, the GHS Theater program, and soccer.  She enjoys tutoring at the elementary school. Alyssa also volunteers her time at her church and for band performances in the community.  Her hobbies include writing, singing, reading, camping, and immersing herself in spontaneous humanitarian projects. Alyssa has 144 community service hours.  
Haley Kocefas has been named the Class of 2018 Salutatorian. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Pete Kocefas and Cathy Czuba. Haley plans to attend the University of Michigan to major in environmental science and minor in Spanish.  She is a recipient of the University of Michigan HAIL Scholarship, which awards her with four years of full tuition at U of M, and the U of M Alumni Scholarship. Haley is an AP Scholar. She is a member of the GHS AP Society, the National Honor Society, serving as its president, and has been involved with Student Senate for four years, currently serving as its Governor. She is also a member of the Lake Michigan Conference All-Academic Team, Spanish Club, and the LINK group. Haley is also a 5-time student of the month recipient. 
She has enjoyed her volunteer work with the AuSable River International Canoe Marathon, the Crawford County Thanksgiving dinner, and at various class functions. Haley’s hobbies include traveling, playing ukulele and guitar, archery, and DIY projects. She has 192 hours of community service.
Nathaniel Burmeister, 17, is the son of Monte and Lisa Burmeister. He plans to attend James Madison College at Michigan State University to major in Political Science and Business.  Nate has 158 hours of community service.
Rebecca Cheney, 17, is the daughter of Brian and Lynnette Cheney. She plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to become a Physician Assistant specializing in helping with children. Rebecca has 555 hours of community service. 
Anna Fisher is the 18-year-old daughter of Fred and Tamara Fisher.  She plans to attend North Central Michigan College. Anna has 96.5 hours of community service. 
Mazi Gugin is the 17-year-old daughter of April Gugin. She plans to attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in engineering.  Mazi is a recipient of the U of M HAIL Scholarship. She has 79 hours of community service. 
Madison Helsel is the 17-year-old daughter of Kenneth and Cheri Helsel. She plans to study biology on the Pre-Medicine track at the University of Michigan. Madison has 272 hours of community service.
Lea Hilliker, 18, is the daughter of Marian Hilliker. She plans to attend Oakland University and study Pre-Law under the College of Arts and Sciences. She has 70.5 hours of community service.
Parker Learman-Blaauw is the 17-year-old son of Brie Blaauw-Molaison and Jerome Learman. He plans to attend Michigan State University to study Professional Writing and Film Studies. Parker has 45.5 hours of community service.
Chantel Maczorowski is the 18-year-old daughter of Tammi and Alex Borden. She plans to attend Kirtland Community College to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Business. She plans to continue at Michigan State University to earn her bachelor’s degree. Chantel has 72.5 hours of community service. 
Flynn Powers is the 18-year-old son of Joe and Cyndi Powers. He plans to attend Northern Michigan University.  He is a recipient of the Wildcat Level 3 scholarship.  Flynn has 78.5 hours of community service. 
Noah Shambarger, 17, is the son of Mary and Randy Herman, and Toby and Jessica Shambarger. He plans to attend Central Michigan University for History and Vocal Music Education. Noah is a recipient of the Kesseler Centralis Award Scholarship. He has 154 hours of community service.

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