Class of 2014!
It is once again time to offer appreciation and best wishes to another exceptional senior class. High school graduation is a major milestone in life, and I am confident our graduating seniors are eager to take the next step on their own distinctive path in the world.
Each graduating senior has brought his or her unique voice and talents to our district. Here are some highlights of their many accomplishments and contributions.
The Haslett High School Class of 2014 is distinguished for its academic achievers. Seven seniors earned a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their high school careers: William Baugh, Claire Beckett, Bobby Berry, Alison Rich, Scot Stanulis, Mary Clare Theis,and Alexa Walkowicz. Ninety seniors maintained a 3.5 GPA or better.
Bobby Berry, Quinn McCabe
and Alexa Walkowicz were National Merit Program Finalists.
received the DAR Good Citizen Award.
Elena Ezzo, Olivia Brenner, Bobby Berry, Natalie Kreps
and Drew Linacre led our 2013-14 Quiz Bowl Team in their Tri-County and Academic League Tournaments. The Quiz Bowl Team tied for first place to win their Academic League, and they also won the Academic League Tournament.
Members of this senior class helped the Longboat and the Dixit shine at this spring's Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Annual Conference.
The following Longboat staff received awards from MIPA: Marcus Hooper (Sports Page/Spread), Madison Brady (Editorial Opinion Page/Spread), Justin Theroux(Sports Feature Story), Annie Lewis (Sports Action Photo, Photo Story), Alexa Walkowicz (News Story, Front Page/News Magazine Style) and Sunny Havens(Entertainment
The Dixit staff who received MIPA awards included Heather Holton (Feature Writing: Student Life, Sidebar Writing, Sports Spread, Index), Anna Krupka (Personality Profile), Annie Lewis (People Spread, Portrait/Personality Photo) and Kaitlyn VanCoevering (Academic Photo, Sports Action Photo, Portrait and Personality Photo).
In band, seniors led the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to earn a mix of First and Second Division Ratings at the MSBOA District VIII Band and Orchestra Festival. Bobby Berry earned a score in the 90's on both his Bari-Saxophone and Tenor Saxophone solos at the MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival and senior Aaron Beauchine earned an 83 on his Proficiency Solo at State Solo and Ensemble.
In choral music, the seniors successfully led the Select Women's Ensemble and the Men's Chorale to Superior Ratings at the District Choral Festival. The Chorale, Concert, Varsity and Treble Choirs received Excellent ratings. At the State Solo and Ensemble Festival, the Men's Chorale and Select Chorale earned Superior ratings, while the Women's Select Ensemble received an Excellent rating. The Select Chorale and the Select Men's Chorale were both chosen to perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Quinn Rulison was selected to sing as a soloist at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.
In athletics, the following students were recognized with special accolades in their respective sports:
(Basketball/Hockey), Sarah Trosko (Basketball/Volleyball), Alison Rich(Basketball/ Volleyball), Maria Kronner (Basketball/Volleyball), Patrick Harney(Basketball), Adam Ball (Football), Griffin Fox (Football), Graham Riley (Football),Conner Wilson (Football), Cody Bosma (Football), Jeffrey Piontkowski (Football),Bryce Dickman (Football), Mitchell Stewart (Tennis), Scot Stanulis (Tennis), Dillon Kleihege (Tennis), Andrew Stamm (Tennis), Maxwell Novak (Tennis), Noah Taylor(Tennis), William Baugh (Tennis/Swim and Dive), Heather Holton (Volleyball),Courtney Brassington (Volleyball), Harrison Beyea (Soccer), DeLany McFate(Soccer), Nathan Gillespie (Soccer), Justin Theroux (Soccer), Keaton Kinder(Soccer), Matthew Snavely (Soccer), Ian Campa (Soccer), Harrison Beyea (Swim and Dive), Nathan Laczynski (Swim and Dive), Quinn McCabe (Swim and Dive),Claire Beckett (Swim and Dive), Maria Fiorillo (Swim and Dive), Emily Quinlan (Swim and Dive), Klaudia Holland (Golf), Emily Fulton (Golf), Peter Vlahakis (Ice Hockey).
The seniors led the Volleyball team to the CAAC Red League Title and the District and Regional Championships, the Varsity Girls Basketball team to the CAAC Red League Title and the MHSAA District Championship.
The senior girls Golf and the senior boys Soccer teams won the CAAC Red League Championship. The Boys Tennis team won the CAAC Red League Championship and the MHSAA Regional Championship.
Ten seniors were named Capital Area Activities Conference Scholar Athletes for 2014: Claire Beckett, William Baugh, Bobby Berry, Alison Rich, Scot Stanulis, Quinn McCabe, Andrew Stamm, Heather Holton, Taryn King and Conner Wilson.
Five seniors received the NISAC Academic All-American Award for 2014: Quinn McCabe, William Baugh, James Roney, Andrew Stamm and Luke Corder.
Congratulations to the parents of the Class of 2014. You greatly deserve recognition for a job well done!
On behalf of the Haslett Board of Education, administrators and staff, it is my great pleasure to congratulate each member of the Class of 2014 for earning your high school diploma. We are proud of you and your accomplishments at Haslett High School. Best wishes to all of you in your future endeavors!