Jack Gordon Stormont

Bangor High School

Parents: James and Nila Stormont

Extracurricular/school: Drama Club, National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Van Buren Technology Center, Relay for Life volunteer, blood drives, athletic concessions

Future plans: Attend college and obtain a degree in computer science; possibly be a game developer or programmer

Karissa Kay Porter

Berrien Springs High School

Parents: Chris and Karla Porter

Extracurricular/school: Volleyball, Bel Canto section leader, coaching Krush volleyball, volunteer at Five Pines Ministries Camp, Relay for Life, filing music for high school choral program

Future plans: Attend Southwestern Michigan College in the fall to study nursing, specializing in anesthesiology

Austin James Carter

Brandywine High School

Parents: Jacob Carter and Pepper Miller

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, band (drum major), Quiz Bowl, school musical, Gay-Straight Alliance founder, bowling, tennis, track, graduate of Culver Summer Naval Academy, volunteer with Bowl for the Cure, math tutoring and Mr. Niles

Future plans: Attend Emory University in the fall to study political science and pre-law; then law school

Mackenzie Deanna Jones (Gonzales)

Brandywine High School

Parents: Kristin and Mike Jones

Extracurricular/school: Marching band, color guard, concert and jazz bands, French Honor Society, basketball, tennis, bowling, school musicals, Performing Arts Workshop, works at Gurley Leep

Future plans: Attend Holy Cross College to study visual arts with an emphasis in graphic design

Carly Annette Greaves

Buchanan High School

Parents: Peter and Krista Greaves

Extracurricular/school: Cross country, track, Board Game Club, Spanish Club, Summit Youth Group, Buchanan District Library volunteer, usher at Summit Church, works at Physician’s HolisticHealth Alliance

Future plans: Attend Manchester University in Indiana in the fall; undecided on major

Natasha C. Makumbe

Buchanan High School

Parents: Thompson and Soneni Makumbe

Extracurricular/school: Student council, math mentor, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, band, Science Olympiad, Buchanan District Library volunteer, tutoring, Niles Adventist School sporting events volunteer, school blood drive

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan in a pre-medical/health field

Adiel J. Granados Jr.

Coloma High School

Parents: Adiel Granados and Isidora Hernandez

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, track and field, cross country, yearbook photographer, volunteer for American Legion, Soup Kitchen, North Berrien Historical Museum, athletic events and tutoring, works at Rolling Hill Farm, Landscaping Granados and a photography business

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan to study computer engineering and mathematics

Hannah P. Mathis

Coloma High School

Parents: Jennifer and Jason Mathis

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, volleyball, basketball, softball, student council, coach for Little League open gyms, sales associate at Momentum, baby sitter, student section leader at Coloma sporting events, volunteers for senior center, Coloma Boosters, American Legion, Soup Kitchen and holiday bazaar, and peer tutor for junior high and high school

Future plans: Attend St. Mary’s College; major in microbiology, minor in chemistry

Amirah N. Muhammad

Countryside Academy

Parents: Chisma Harper and Shermn Reed

Extracurricular/school: Drama Club, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, Future Farmers of America, student government, Academic Challenge, Ivy Teens, Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra, volunteer at Curious Kids Museum, Adopt-a-Highway cleanup, Let’s Soar kite flying, Earth Day cleanup, works at Sommerfeldt’s Farms and Moe’s Southwest Grill 

Future plans: Attend North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; major in civil engineering

Ashonti D. Shaw

Countryside Academy

Parents: Tia and David Shaw

Extracurricular/school: Cheerleading, volleyball, National Honor Society, student government, Ivy Teens, Miss Benton Harbor runner-up, All God’s Children Choir, volunteer at Santa booth at The Orchard’s Mall, reading to students at Benton Harbor Charter Academy, Impact Day at a nursing home, Earth Day cleanup, pop can drive for local family in hotel fire

Future plans: Attend Alabama State University to study mathematics and engineering

Meadow Johnson

Decatur High School

Parents: Misty and Ryan Johnson

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, student council president, marching band (drum major), Science Olympiad, Link Crew (mentoring), volunteer for blood drives, soup suppers and donation collection for Humane Society, works as a packer at Midwest Fastener

Future plans: Attend Grand Valley State University; major in criminal justice and psychology, minor in Spanish

Jakob Brown Southworth

Decatur High School

Parents: Brian and Laurie Southworth

Extracurricular/school: Football, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, student council, Link Crew (mentoring), yearbook, summer baseball, baseball coach, yard work for elderly, volunteer for Decatur Days, Decatur craft show and cleaning Decatur’s streets

Future plans: Attend Spring Arbor University to study physical therapy and play baseball

Mae Catherine Hartsig

Dowagiac Union High School

Parents: Paul and Diane Hartsig

Extracurricular/school: Humanities Club, Rotary Interact, National Honor Society, piano, worked estate sales, office clerk, volunteered at St. Paul’s, Soup Kitchen, international service trip painting low-income housing, working with disabled adults and learning about homeless community in Toronto

Future plans: Attend Wayne State University this fall to study accounting and public policy

Tessa Bigheart Holz

Dowagiac Union High School

Parents: Jaclyn and Larry Holz

Extracurricular/school: Robotics team, marching band, National Honor Society, assists parents on family farm, volunteers at library, animal shelter, planting trees for conservation, collecting money for charities through NHS, working NHS-hosted blood drive

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan to obtain a dual degree in art and engineering

Daniela Delacruz

Eau Claire High School

Parents: Remedios Delacruz and Silvia Rojas

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, volunteer at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Veterans Day dinner, Warren Dunes State Park invasive species clean-up, works at Mommoth Fruit Farms and LaVanway Farm Markets

Future plans: Attend Western Michigan University this fall to study fine arts and art therapy

Dalton Wayne Sayre

Eau Claire High School

Parents: Shelley Stump and Jerry Sayre

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, cameraman for football team, Special Olympics, Christmas gifts to troops, reading to elementary students, works at Celebration Cinema

Future plans: Attend Grand Valley State University to study psychology

Bradon Trey Presley Ackerman

Hartford High School

Parents: Gary and Tammy Ackerman

Extracurricular/school: National Honor Society, Lions Club Academic Top Ten Award, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award representative, basketball, baseball, cross country, conference All Academic Athlete Award, church volunteer, coached basketball and refereed at games, tutoring, worked at Mann Metal Finishing and self-employed at lawn care business

Future plans: Attend Grand Valley State University this fall to major in biomedical science; eventually become a physician’s assistant

Caroline Kate McLoughlin

Lake Michigan Catholic High School

Parents: Derek and Beth McLoughlin

Extracurricular/school: Student council, Key Club, National Honor Society, competitive dance team, instructor at Fusion Center For Dance, helped set up a clothing bank at local church, co-op student with Fusion Center For Dance

Future plans: Attend Loyola University in Chicago this fall to study business and dance

Cooper Newell Clark

Lakeshore High School

Parents: Beth and Kevin Clark

Extracurricular/school: Cross country team, track team, marching band, percussion section leader, National Honor Society, Key Club, works at St. Joseph River Yacht Club, church praise band

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan, University of Chicago or Northwestern University for undergraduate degree; biomedical engineering major, humanities-related minor

Michelle R. Shane

Lakeshore High School

Parent: Tom Shane

Extracurricular/school: Chorale, symphonic band, captain of color guard, drill instructor, National Honor Society officer, drama club, musicals, church choir, middle school tutoring program, ushering at Twin City Players and Lakeshore auditorium, Warren Dunes State Park concession worker

Future plans: Attend Grand Valley State University to study biochemistry/pre-med; become a trauma surgeon

Carter Alan Welch

Lakeshore High School

Parents: Lisa and Michael Welch

Extracurricular/school: Tennis, class president, National Honor Society, sister school exchange program, underclassmen mentoring, math and science center, Key Club, works at Red Coach Donuts

Future plans: Attend Dartmouth College; major in economics or government, minor in Spanish

Allison May Semenak

Michigan Lutheran High School

Parents: Mike and Amy Semenak

Extracurricular/school: Golf, basketball, softball, soccer, powerlifting, student council, Student Ambassadors, National Honor Society, nanny and baby sitter, MLHS basketball camps, vacation Bible school, Sunday school teacher at St. John’s Lutheran Church, lunch worker

Future plans: Attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., to study early childhood/elementary education and coaching

Libby Nicole Price

New Buffalo High School

Parents: Vance and Julie Price

Extracurricular/school: Drama Club, marching band (drum major), student senate president, choir, Quiz Bowl, tennis, cross country, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Peer-to-Peer program, Sunday school teacher at First Church of God, works at Redamak’s

Future plans: Attend Central Michigan University, Calvin College, Hope College or Michigan State University; undecided on major

Taylor Ann Altergott

Niles High School

Parents: Beth and Jeff Altergott

Extracurricular/school: Softball, cross country, National Honor Society, SADD, Science Olympiad, volunteer coach with Upward Soccer, works at Orchard Hills Country Club

Future plans: Attend Michigan State University for environmental studies

Da’Quan Fitzgerald Kyle McClean

Niles High School

Parent: David McClean

Extracurricular/school: Basketball, track, cross country, Future Farmers of America, youth group at Pioneer Memorial, community car wash in Benton Harbor, highway clean-up, remodeling a church in New York, part-time job at Skyzone

Future plans: Attend Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, the University of Michigan or the University of Notre Dame for electrical engineering

Joshua Dennis Clark

River Valley High School

Parents: Brad and Heidi Clark

Extracurricular/school: Baseball, basketball, football, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, student congress, marching band, 4-H Club, volunteer coaching with youth teams, announcing Rocket football games, refereeing youth baseball, mentoring English as a second language students, work painting houses for Prez’s Painting

Future plans: Attend Lake Superior State University to study fisheries and wildlife management; someday work as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Aashish Harikrishnan

St. Joseph High School

Parents: Hari Pasupathy and Sangeetha Harikrishnan

Extracurricular/school: Tennis, student senate, National Honor Society, Recycling Club, Math Club, band, Science Olympiad, symphony orchestra, Whirlpool intern, PhycoTech intern, Key Club, Spectrum Health Lakeland emergency room volunteer

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan to study materials engineering

Johnathan James Ellis

South Haven High School

Parents: James and Kelly Ellis

Extracurricular/school: Football, drama club, National Honor Society, NHS mentoring program, South Haven Dramatic Arts set construction, Project Pathway Team, volunteer for Fine Arts Day, works at the Elks Club

Future plans: Attend Southwestern Michigan College to study criminal justice; attend police academy

Austin Jay Hunt

South Haven High School

Parents: Peggy and Steve Hunt

Extracurricular/school: Key Club, Young Democrats, marching and concert bands, Tri-M Music Honors Society, National Honor Society, tennis, track, student council, orchestra and pit orchestra, Science Olympiad, South Haven Memorial Library Teen Advisory Board, Maple Grove Elementary mentor program, volunteer for Light Up the Night, served food to needy for weekly church program, set up/tear down for National Blueberry Festival, works as a host/busser/runner for Captain Nemo’s and Taste

Future plans: Attend Michigan State University to obtain a master’s or doctorate degree in natural sciences; interested in astrophysics, physics, environmental science and geology

Chloe Sue Lynn Kinney

South Haven High School

Parents: Cathy Pyle and Mike Kinney

Extracurricular/school: Student council, Be Nice mental health awareness group, Youth Advising Committee, robotics team, drama club, National Honor Society, South Haven Board of Education representative, business team, elementary student mentoring program, National Blueberry Festival maintenance crew, Steelheaders’ Fish Boil, Project Christmas Hope, Moose International children’s instructor, counselor at Van Buren Youth Camp, Miss South Haven runner-up and Miss Congeniality, assistant manager at Outpost Sports

Future plans: Attend Grand Valley State University in the fall; major in nursing, possibly continuing study in anesthesiology

Lindsay Elaine Adams

Watervliet High School

Parents: Joanna and Scott Adams

Extracurricular/school: Marching band, drill instructor, District 6 All-Star Band, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, variety show, school musical, Club Yuma, tutoring, TeenStock, volunteer for Alex Mandarino Foundation and Family Foster Care Christmas party, works at Frosty Boy

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan to study film, TV and media/communication

Elaine Dwan Koshar

Watervliet High School

Parents: Kristin and Joe Koshar

Extracurricular/school: Volleyball, basketball, golf, Berrien County Math and Science Center, National Honor Society, National Society for High School Scholars, Watervliet Principal’s Committee, Watervliet College Ambassadors, volunteer with St. Joseph Catholic Parish, North Berrien Senior Center, Watervliet youth basketball and volleyball, NHS blood drives, works at Cool Tan

Future plans: Attend Michigan State University to study animal science; become a veterinarian