Rachel Borden Rachel plans to enroll at Calvin College and study physical therapy. For four years of high school, she was a member of the Student Council, varsity softball team, and Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD. She also was inducted into the National Honor Society. As a member of the student groups, she participated in food and blood drives, Adopt A Highway, Spook-A-Thon, Operation Christmas, and kids’ softball camps. She has been employed at Peakfast in Granger.
Alex Freshour Alex will enroll at Bethel College to pursue a degree in elementary education. A class valedictorian, he participated in soccer for all four years of high school, the last three years on the varsity. He also was a member of the concert, pep, and Jazz bands, and the pit orchestra, and played on the junior varsity golf team for three years. Alex was president of the National Honor Society and Student Council, both as a senior, and class vice president the last three years. He held membership in the LEOs and the Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Alex worked for three summers in fields planted with Pioneer Seed Corn, and helped with an after-school care program at Trinity Lutheran School.
Adam Gnott Adam will attend Michigan State University to major in biosystems engineering with a focus on biomedical or bioenergy engineering. High school activities included freshman and junior varsity basketball, junior varsity and varsity baseball, and varsity golf. He earned two varsity letters as well as scholar athlete awards. Adam also played travel baseball for the Southwest Michigan Defenders. A four-year member of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD), he also was inducted into the National Honor Society and participated in many community service activities including Operation Christmas, highway cleanup, and blood drives. Additionally, he was involved in park maintenance, helping with tryouts for the Edwardsburg Little League, and preparing curriculum for the All Stars Children’s Ministry at Granger Community Church.
Monica Isza Monica will enroll at the University of Michigan and study elementary education with a mathematics minor. It is her hope to be a member of the Urban Educators Cohort Program, as well as a member of the Spartan Marching Band’s color guard. She was a member of the EHS Bella Voce Choiro blood drives and the Operation Christmas project. A four-year mem for three years, feature twirler of the marching band for four years, and clarinet player in concert band for two years. She was a member of the National Honor Society, serving as treasurer in her senior year, and organized twber of the Student Council, she was treasurer for two years, and a four-year member of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Monica performed in the musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2012, and was a member of the chorus in three other high school musical productions. She served on the yearbook staff and was a member of the Royal Majestics Baton Corps for six years, one year as captain.
Nicole Jasper Nicole is attending Grand Valley State University to pursue an engineering degree. She played volleyball for four years during high school, with nominations as the most improved player during her senior year, and as team captain her junior year. She was a member of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD) for four years, and was a student mentor in her junior year. She also participated in the Edwardsburg Relay for Life and other cancer benefit programs. Employment was at Focus Cleaning Solutions.
Jacob Layher Jacob will attend Western Michigan University and study business. He was a three-year member of the high school tennis team. He played varsity tennis the last two years and as a senior received the Most Improved Player Award. He was a member of the National Honor Society and thus was involved with blood drives and Operation Christmas. In addition to his school activities, he volunteerd more than 120 hours each summer for the Edwardsburg Little League, with responsibilities for lawn maintenance, trash removal, grooming of fields, and overall park appearance. Employment experience was gained at Gloria Jeans, Beef O’Brady’s, and Papa Vino’s.
Meredith Mayfield Meredith will enroll at Bethel College to study to communications or business. An editor of the yearbook in her senior year, Meredith also was involved in the marching, concert, and pit bands, and a member of the National Honor Society. She considered her greatest high school achievement to be one of the top ten students in her graduating class.
Sierra Minnix Sierra will attend Trine University and study elementary education. In high school, Sierra was a cheerleader all four years, three years of which she also participated in competitive all-star cheerleading. She was a volunteer coach in the Rocket cheerleading program for three years. Participation in 4-H included the harvest food drive and road cleanup. She also was involved in Relay for Life all four years. She worked at the New Creation Academy as an assistant teacher in a classroom for three year old children.
Becky Oppman Rebecca will enroll at Grand Valley State University and study graphic design. She was salutatorian of her graduating class and the EHS marching band drum major during her junior and senior years. She also was the first chair clarinetist in the concert band for both of those years. She was a member of the Yearbook staff in her junior year and editor in her senior year. For the last two years, she was a member of the girls’ varsity soccer team and participated in many community projects through the National Honor Society and the Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD) organizations. She was a member of both groups. Work experience was gained through employment at Martin’s Super Markets.
Delaney Peters Delaney will enroll at Michigan State University and study speech pathology. In high school, she played varsity softball, and was a member of the National Honor Society and Students against Destructive Decisions. As a member of the LEOS, she logged more than 250 hours of community service during her high school years. She has worked as a daycare provider during the summer.
Kayly Probst Kayly will enroll at Southwestern Michigan College and plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During high school, she was a member of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and was involved all four years in theatre productions. Employment was at KIB Enterprises where she assembled, programmed, and tested wire harnesses.
Dylan Rogers Dylan will study at Grand Valley State University to major in studio art with the goal of becoming a graphic designer. He was the first freshman to be chosen for the snare line of the EHS marching band drumline. He was section leader of the drumline during his junior and senior years, instructing the drumline in technique, marching, and new cadences. He also was a member of the pit orchestra for high school musicals, as well as the jazz band. He taught percussion to middle school students through the mentoring program, and was a high school worker for solo and ensemble competitions for which Edwardsburg Public Schools was a host. He also was a member of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Work experience was gained at Little Caesars.
Katelynn Rogers Katelynn will attend St. Mary’s College and major in business management. She was a four-year member of the girls’ varsity basketball team, serving as team captain as a sophomore. A member of the National Honor Society and Students against Destructive Decisions, Katelynn has been involved in many community service projects. She has volunteered at the Center for Hospice and coached at kids’ basketball and tennis camps. She also was a referee for the Special Olympics, and worked with Hoops for Heart. Her employer has been Rogers Rentals.
Chante Williams Chante will attend Miami University to study chemical engineering. During high school, she played junior varsity volleyball and varsity softball. She was a student mentor and a member of Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She volunteered at kids’ volleyball and softball camps, teaching children how to play those sports. She was employed by The Walking Company.