Highland High School will graduate 235 members of the class of 2016 on Sunday.
This year’s class includes 23 graduates of distinction. Fifty-seven students will graduate with high honors, 63 more with honors, and 40 class members are members of the National Honor Society. Thirteen members of the class of 2016 will be entering military service.
There are co-valedictorians this year — John Tyler Pollard (GPA 5.38), the son of Brett and Dr. Anne Doll-Pollard, and Alli Pearl Zobrist (GPA 5.38), the daughter of Bill and Melissa Zobrist. Pollard will be attending Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., majoring in mechanical engineering and economics. Zobrist will be attending Vanderbilt University, majoring in biomedical engineering.
The 2016 salutatorian is James Richard Tscherney (GPA 5.36), the son of Rich and Carla Tscherney. He will be attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, majoring in finance.
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Other Graduates of Distinction
▪ Emily Dawn Duncan (GPA 5.31), the daughter of Brian and Connie Duncan;
▪ Lucan Dylan Pena (GPA 5.26), the son of Darryl Pena and Cindy Pena;
▪ Marissa Rae Wheeler (GPA 5.24), the daughter of Steven and Tina Wheeler;
▪ Austin Michael Brown (GPA 5.22), the son of David and Staci Brown;
▪ Broderick Tre Portell (GPA 5.21), the son of Brent and Kathy Portell;
▪ Lauren Taylor Wright (GPA 5.17), the daughter of Jeffrey and Jennifer Wright;
▪ Kelsey Nicole Lane (GPA 5.16), the daughter of Robert and Darla Lane;
▪ Katherine Elizabeth Sikora (GPA 5.16), the daughter of Michael and Kim Sikora;
▪ Elizabeth Marceline Arend (GPA 5.14), the daughter of Ronald and Kathy Arend;
▪ Alexandra Jane Plocher (GPA 5.14), the daughter of Scott and Brenda Plocher;
▪ Emily Ann Gutzler (GPA 5.09), the daughter of William and Barbara Gutzler;
▪ Abigail Metzler (GPA 5.09), the daughter of Neal and Michele McPhillips;
▪ Joseph Mongan Rittenhouse (GPA 5.09), the son of Joseph and Karen Rittenhouse;
▪ Tyler Joseph Reinhardt (GPA 5.07), the son of Joseph and Lisa Reinhardt;
▪ McKenzie Lynn Rosen (GPA 5.05), the daughter of Mark and Kelly Rosen;
▪ Mary Jean Austin (GPA 5.03), the daughter of Herschel and Kelly Austin;
▪ Matthew Thomas Beyer (GPA 5.03), the son of Linn Beyer and Tina Beyer;
▪ Cory Braedon Bolhofner (GPA 5.02), the son of Brian and Kristine Bolhofner;
▪ Lily Kei Happold (GPA 5.02), the daughter of Duane and Elizabeth Happold; and
▪ Jenna Lynn Spies (GPA 5.02), the daughter of Mike and Kerri Spies.
About HHS Graduation
Place: Highland High School gym
Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 2 p.m.