Valedictorians, salutatorians named at area schools

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With the last of the Class of 2017 graduations concluding this week in Shawano County, here is a glance at the top students at each of the area high schools.

Shawano Community High School

Valedictorian Patrick Brodhagen

Patrick is the son of Roy and Kim Brodhagen. He has achieved a 4.0 grade-point average at SCHS and also participated in Mathematics League, Science Society, Rocketry Club and Astronomy Club. His other special achievements include Optimistic Club Academic Honors and Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to study environmental science and geoscience.

Valedictorian Julia Haarth

Julia is the daughter of David and Crystal Haarth. She has achieved a 4.0 grade-point average at SCHS and also achieved Highest Honors and a Chancellor’s Scholarship. She has been active in the National Honor Society, Student Council, tennis, softball and Junior Achievement. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to study nursing.

Valedictorian Alec Wendland

Alec is the son of Jerry and Corrine Wendland. He has achieved a 4.0 grade-point average at SCHS. Other special achievements include a National Merit Scholarship and Highest Honor Roll. He has been active in the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Math Club and Science Society. He plans to attend Carroll University in Waukesha to study mathematics.

Valedictorian Alexis Wilber

Alexis is the daughter of Aaron and Ronda Wilber. She has achieved a 4.0 grade-point average at SCHS. She has participated in Science Society, the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, EPIC Youth Group and tennis. Her other achievements include the Lois Crowe Scholarship, a Scholastic Achievement Award and Highest Honors. She plans to attend Bellin College in Green Bay to study diagnostic medical sonography.

Bonduel High School

Valedictorian Ivy Martin

Ivy is the daughter of Dawn and Jamie Martin. She attended homeschooling through eighth grade and then excelled at Bonduel, achieving 21 college credits, completing two AP courses. She participated in many clubs and activities, including Future Business Leaders of America, FFA, Spanish Club, Math League and Forensics. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to study accounting and Spanish.

Salutatorian Megan Fischer

Megan is the daughter of Kris and Gene Fischer. Throughout her years at BHS, Megan achieved 13 college credits, completed three AP courses, and is the Herb Kohl Educational Excellence Scholarship winner. She is active with athletics, band, and co-curricular activities. She was a first-place finisher as a state solo/ensemble competitor, and also held offices in National Honor Society, senior class, and student council. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to study biochemistry.

Gresham Community School

Valedictorian Kayli Posselt

Kayli is the daughter of Michelle Hirst and Scott Posselt. She has completed her high school years with a 4.0 grade-point average. She also has been active in volleyball, basketball, Culture Club, Math Club, Book Club, forensics, FFA, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl and Homework Club Tutor. She plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to study pre-med.

Valedictorian Sydney Jensen

Sydney is the daughter of Jason and Amy Jensen. She has completed her high school years with a 4.0 grade-point average. She has also been active in Culture Club, Math Club, Book Club, FFA, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Band, Homework Club Tutor and Technology Aide. She was a captain on both the basketball and volleyball teams. She plans to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho to study graphic design.

Salutatorian Alyssa Roe

Alyssa is the daughter of Jason and Laura Roe. She has completed her high school years with a 3.9 grade point average. She has also been active in Culture Club, Band and Choir, FFA, forensics, student council, volleyball, basketball, track, Drama Club, All-Star Choir, Solo Ensemble, Quiz Bowl and Math Club. She plans to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to study nursing.

Clintonville High School

Valedictorian Tyler Petermann

Tyler is the son of Robert and Karen Petermann. Tyler has been an outstanding and involved student at CHS. Tyler has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average while being involved basketball, football, National Honor Society, and student council. Outside of school, Tyler is a running club mentor, a Sunday School teacher, works at the Senior Center and has been active elsewhere. He plans to attend Michigan Technological University to study mechanical engineering.

Salutatorian Joshua Kutchenriter

Joshua is the son of Terry and Patricia Kutchenriter. Joshua currently carries a 3.93 grade-point average. He has been active in soccer, Math League, track and field, cross country, student council, and in the German Exchange program. He has been active in the community at the Iola Car Show, in Earth Day clean-up activities, and in his church. He plans to attend either the University of Wisconsin-Madison or or Michigan Technological University to study chemical engineering.

Tigerton High School

Valedictorian Amber Brown

Amber is the daughter of James and Susan Brown. She has attended school in Tigerton since kindergarten. She has a 3.9 grade-point average. In addition to her academic achievements, she has been active in Math League, Letterwinners Club, National Honor Society, Pep Band and softball. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to study accounting.

Salutatorian Wyatt Matteson

Wyatt is the son of Brian and Cindy Matteson. He attended school in Wittenberg-Birnamwood before moving to Tigerton. He has a 3.7 grade-point average and studied AP psychology. In addition to his academic achievements, he has been active in FFA, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Letterwinners Club, Tech Ed Club, student council, basketball, baseball and football. He plans to attend Viterbo University to study nursing.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School

Valedictorians: Madison Bushman, daughter of Derrick and Tammy Bushman, of Hatley; Helia Gagnon, daughter of James and Melanie Gagnon, of Birnamwood; Corrissa Konkol, daughter of Chad and Michelle Konkol, of Hatley; Alex Nelson, son of Steve and Wendy Nelson, of Eland; Michael Nelson, son of Steve and Wendy Nelson, of Eland; Kyle Premeau, son of Lance and Lori Premeau, of Hatley; Kendra Stoltz, daughter of Sara Stoltz, of Eland.

Bowler High School

Valedictorian: Brooke Breitrick, daughter of Kerry and Scott Breitrick, Bowler.

Salutatorian: Jacob Strassburg, son of Jeni and Jeff Strassburg, Township of Almon.

Marion High School

Valedictorian: Delaney Greene-Gretzinger, daughter of Roy and Sharon Greene-Gretzinger.

Salutatorian: Camille Radies, daughter of Mark and Shelly Radies.

Editor’s note: Efforts to obtain information from Menominee Indian High School were unsuccessful.