Brandywine High Class of 2003 led by six valedictorians
Published 4:04 am Thursday, May 8, 2003
NILES -- Brandywine Junior/Senior High School has announced its top 10 academic achievers for the Class of 2003.
Valedictorian: Andrea "Lane" Anderson
Parents: Mark and Andrea Anderson
Honors: Academic Letter, President's Education Award, Rotary Student of the Month
Activities: Symphonic Band, color guard, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, ushering at Beckwith Theater, Church Childcare.
Hobbies: Playing the mandolin, scrapbooking, music, movies, computers.
Future plans: Southwestern Michigan College for 2 years, Ferris State University, Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Ultrasound Technologist
Valedictorian: Brittany Bennett
Parents: Craig Bennett/Denise Bennett-Boger
Honors: Presidential Award, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Who's Who Among American Students
Activities: Varsity Tennis, Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Softball, Band, Choir, Musicals, Sunday School teacher, Church Worship
Hobbies: Scrapbooking and reading.
Future plans: Trinity University/Pre-med and English, Doctor Missionary to Africa
Valedictorian: Mark Hopkins
Parents: Mark and Cindy Smith/Doug and Roberta Hopkins
Honors: BC Math/Science Center Outstanding Physics Student-of-the-Year and Math Student-of-the-Year, Wendy's Heisman Award, Superior Achievement in Michigan Math League, Top Score in AAPT/KSTF Physics Bowl, Lakeland Conference All-Academic/Athletic Award, Lakeland Conference All-Academic Team.
Activities: Soccer, baseball, basketball, band, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Community Band, and summer softball.
Future plans: University of Michigan/Science
Valedictorian: Lacey Jane Hutchings
Parents: Darrell and Pamela Hutchings
Honors: National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American Students, Wendy's Heisman Award, Excellent Attendance Award
Activities: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Tutoring, Church nursery, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, and Mission.
Future plans: Nursing
Valedictorian: Ryan Peterson
Parents: Rick and Nancy Peterson
Honors: Academic All-State Football Honorable Mention, Boys' State delegate, 2003-04 Michigan FFA President, winner in State FFA contests, Rotary Student of the Month
Activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Football, Track, Student Council, 4-H, Class President.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, traveling.
Future plans: Michigan State University/Biosystem Engineering – Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation.
Valedictorian: Melisa Zimmerman
Parents: Michael and Virginia Zimmerman
Honors: Optimist Club Representative, DAR Good Citizen Award, Rotary Representative, American Citizenship Award, Spanish Award, Lakeland All-Academic Tennis Team, Vocal Leadership Awards, Who's Who Among American Students.
Activities: 3 years Varsity tennis, National Honor Society Treasurer, Student Council Treasurer, Spanish Honor Society, tutoring, 5 years Niles Children's Fun House.
Hobbies: Watching movies, traveling, playing with her rat.
Future plans: St. Mary's College, Math/Science and Spanish – Secondary Education
Salutatorian: Loren Gustafson
Parents: Georgia and Loren Gustafson, Sr.
Honors: Academic letter/pin/bar, Varsity Athlete Letter winner, National Ventures Scholar Award, Who's Who Among American High School Students, President's Education Award, National Society of High School Scholars
Activities: Varsity Cross Country, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society
Future plans: Grand Valley State University/Computer Science
Parents: Paul and Kathleen Heyn
Honors: Outstanding Student Award, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, All-Conference Academic/Sports
Activities: Tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Band, school newspaper, tutoring, student senate
Future plans: University of Michigan, Elementary Education/mathematics
Parents: Randy and Tracy Peters
Activities: Academic Challenge, drawing, painting, writing, listening to music
Future plans: Southwestern Michigan College
Kayla Ann Sipocz
Parents: Steve Sipocz and Toni Page-Mayberry
Honors: Ferris State University Dean's Scholarship recipient, Academic letter/pin/bar
Activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, cheerleading, color guard, symphonic band, dance
Future plans: Ferris State University, Public Administration/Pre Law – Insurance Law.