Metro Detroit Brightest and Best - WXYZ Channel 7

Brightest and Best
is WXYZ's 35-year tradition recognizing the academic achievements of graduating seniors from high schools across metro Detroit. Each year, Channel 7 hosts a special event at WXYZ-TV and invites more than 250 honorees and their families to attend.

This year, our honorees will participate in a Twitter scavenger hunt throughout the day. You can follow along on this page and by using the #BrightestAndBest hashtag.

Meet the 2014 Brightest and Best
2014 Metro Detroit Brightest and Best Students

Click on a student's name to view their photo and read more information about our Brightest & Best honorees.

Lapeer County
Almont High School Caitlyn Booms
Dryden High School Jake Sliman
Imlay City High School Elaina Wargo
Lapeer East High School Brennah Donahue
Lapeer West High School Kevin Essenmacher
North Branch High School Emily Andersen
Livingston County
Brighton High School Mark Halonen
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory James Garrett
Fowlerville High School Allison Clough
Hartland High School Jacob Scherba
Howell High School Grace Katalinich
Kensington Woods Brittany Schepak
Pinckney High School Ryan Danko
Macomb County
Anchor Bay High School Ashley Woonton
Armada High School Steven Scaglione
Arts Academy In the Woods Zachary Meyer
Center Line High School Abigail Bault
Chippewa Valley High School Alexa Kerschenheiter
Clintondale High School Jenna Huntley
Cousino High School AnaChristine Belza
Dakota High School Alexandra Hamlock
De La Salle Collegiate HS Nolan Kavanagh
East Detroit High School Andrea Foster
Eisenhower High School Philip Dooley
Faith Christian School Whitney Herbert
Fitzgerald High School Ayesha Miah
Fraser High School McKensey Gariepy
Henry Ford II Nicole Kozlowski
International Academy-Macomb Emily Durie
Lakeshore High School Kristian Taylor Wilks
Lakeview High School Kyle Novak
L'Anse Creuse High School Ryan Miller
L'Anse Creuse North High School Lindsay MacAulay
Lincoln High School Christopher Sedlak
Lutheran High School North Seth Majeski
Macomb Christian School Philip Mitchell Jr.
Michigan Collegiate High School Toni Harris
Mount Clemens High School Rachelle Wilson
New Haven High School Kurtis Hite
Parkway Christian School Christian Baird
Regina High School Maria VanBerkum
Romeo High School Mitchell O'Hair
Richmond High School Colleen Gaffney
Roseville High School Jonah Oleksiak
South Lake High School Jamie Witmer
Sterling Heights High School Kristen Lidwell
Stevenson High School Harsh Parekh
Utica Academy for Intl Studies Omar Afify
Utica High School Evan Agattas
Warren Mott High School Ryan Voisich
Warren Woods Tower HS Rachel Caron
Monroe County
Airport High School Bethany Corne
Dundee High School Anthony Vigliotti
Ida High School Jarrod Sawasky
Jefferson High School Steven McCarty
Mason Senior High School McKenna Mathis
Monroe High School Marissa Miniaci
St. Mary Catholic Central HS Bradley Sherman
Summerfield High School Leah Puterbaugh
Whiteford High School Bethany Filipek
Oakland County
A.G.B.U. Manoogian Gohar Melkonyan
Academy of the Sacred Heart Rosemary O'Brien
Auburn Hills Christian Nicole Arnold
Avondale High School Andrew Lopes
Berkley High School Marla Krasnick
Bethany Christian School Timothy Susman
Bishop Foley High School Veronica Day
Bloomfield Hills High School Anshu Chen
Bradford Academy High School Josef Fielder
Clarenceville High School Nikita Mungarwadi
Clarkston High School Lexi Baylis
Clawson High School Sophie Bedford
Crescent Academy Cedric Mayfield
Cranbrook Kingswood School Joo Yung Park
Detroit Catholic Central Neil Robinson
Detroit Country Day Charles Nino
Everest Collegiate Jeremy Schupbach
Farmington High School Tapan Naik
Ferndale High School Robert MacDonald
Franklin Road Christian Mariah Cardenas-O'Toole
Groves High School Erica Gardner
Harrison High School Rashmika Goswami
Hazel Park High School Dennis Veres
Holly High School Casey Chmura
International Academy Hannah Diehl
International Academy East Vivek Shankar
International Academy West Melinda Hammond
Lake Orion High School Kirk Hansen
Lakeland High School Joshua Sackleh
Lamphere High School Ismail Aijazuddin
Lutheran Northwest Anna Hohnstadt
Madison High School Prencis Chism
Marian High School Riley Dankovich
Mercy High School Teagan Dillon
Milford High School Michael Palazzolo
North Farmington High School Collin Chow
Notre Dame Preparatory Academy Maria Redouty
Novi High School Raj Raina
Oak Park High School Chanel Williams
Oakland Christian Victoria Johns
Our Lady of the Lakes Lindsay Ross
Oxford High School Lewis Marshall
Pontiac High School Zoua Moua
Rochester Adams High School Meghan Santella
Rochester High School Pranita Balusu
Rochester Hills Christian Michael Bossner
Royal Oak High School Bridget Vial
Seaholm High School Erin Jacobs
Shrine Catholic High School Anne O'Donnell
South Lyon East High School Cooper Wagner
South Lyon High School Zachary Sadler
Southfield Christian High School Rachel Germaine
Southfield High School Tamaris Ratliff
Southfield-Lathrup High School Matera Stuart
St. Mary's Preparatory Academy Harrison Boyle
Stoney Creek High School Jacob Whitlow
The Roeper School Nadia Salman
Troy Athens High School Dian Mattingly
Troy High School Richard Mu
University High School Bria Gregory
Walled Lake Central High School Arin Amin
Walled Lake Northern High School Lauren Barlass
Walled Lake Western High School Jennifer Lim
Waterford Kettering High School Amanda Juntunen
Waterford Mott High School Hana Kallabat
West Bloomfield High School Aloysius Brenner
West Highland Christian Andrew Watkins
Wixom Christian School Amanda LaFleur
Sanilac County
Brown City High School Brandon Angerbrandt
Carsonville-Port Sanilac HS Cathryn Lien
Croswell-Lexington Travis Vandewarker
Deckerville High School Sara Inbody
Marlette High School Dakota Hall
Peck Jr./Sr. High School Hailey Sharrard
Sandusky High School Melanie Mrozek
St. Clair County
Algonac High School Shelby Mauchline
Capac High School Ashley Bruce
Cardinal Mooney High School Madison Southers
Marine City High School Elizabeth Strand
Marysville High School Morgan Durow
Memphis High School Connor Koveck
New Life Christian Academy Tiffany Muma
Port Huron High School Amanda Kruse
Port Huron Northern High School Alexander Lubbers
St. Clair High School Madison Moore
Yale High School Curt Silverthorn
Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Huron High School Lisa Ruan
Chelsea High School Erinjen Wu Lin
Community High School  Tracy Sherdt
Dexter High School Amelia Sadler
Fr. Gabriel Richard Stephen Mitchell
Greenhills School Francesca Lupia
Lincoln Senior High School Alisha Agdorny
Manchester High School Katherine McClure
Milan High School Jeffrey Murtonen
Pioneer High School Sarah Starman
Saline High School Andrea Blankenship
Skyline High School Jacqueline Qiu
Washtenaw Christian Russell Houpt
Whitmore Lake High School Danielle Bolda
Wayne County
Academy for Business & Technology Jasmin Taylor
Advanced Technology Charles Cheeks
Allen Park High School Sabrina Williams
Annapolis High School Kimberly Maynard
Baptist Park School Brandon Cutshall
Belleville High School Robin Seay
Cabrini High School Allison Surma
Canton High School Neha Hafeez
Carlson High School Faith Short
Cass Technical High School Luis Gonzalez-Yante
Cesar Chavez Academy Daniel Felix
Chandler Park Academy Cordaro Murry-Howard
Churchill High School Stephen Fedak
Cody Academy of Public Leadership Donniqua Alexander
Communication & Media Arts High School Christal Malone
Consortium Preparatory HS Micah Smith
Crescent Academy Cedric Mayfield
Crestwood High School Mata Eter
Davis Aerospace HS Kylier Love
Dearborn High School Fatima Abdallah
Detroit Community High School Nicholas Powell
Detroit International Academy Popy Aziz
Detroit School of Arts Alyssa Harris
Divine Child High School Adam Rauh
East English Village Chrisdalyia Howard
Ecorse Community High School Shamara Williams
Flat Rock High School Sarah Wrase
Fordson High School Noor Sulieman
Franklin High School Eric Belanger
Frederick Douglass Academy Darrell Davis 
Gabriel Richard Catholic High School Garrett Burton
Garden City High School Emily Bauer
Grosse Ile High School Melissa Chao
Grosse Pointe North High School Elizabeth Marck
Grosse Pointe South High School Daniel Harris
Hamtramck High School Ahmed Ali
Harper Woods High School Spencer Keashly-Warters
Henry Ford Academy Mitchell Valla
Highland Park Renaissance Academy Lea Rogers 
Huron High School Christine Deidrich
Huron Valley Lutheran James Brown III
John F. Kennedy High School Jaspinder Singh
John Glenn High School Christopher Codd
Ladywood High School Brigid Jacob
Lincoln Park High School Lauren Clem
Loyola High School Demitrius Heard
Lutheran Westland Kole Niemi
Martin Luther King High School Tiffany Brookins
Marvin L. Winans Academy Natori Tinnon
Melvindale High School Joseph Napier
Northville High School Yashaswini Zambare
Northwestern High School Jasmine Conner
Osborne College Prep Kent Yang
Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design Yeeling Lor
Osborn Collegiate Academy MST Lettie-Ann Miller
Plymouth Christian Academy Jayme Putney
Plymouth High School Madhurima Das
Redford Union High School Summer Goulet
Renaissance High School Assiatou Jallow
Riverview Community HS Katelyn McKenzie
Romulus Senior High School Nicholas Banko
Roosevelt High School Matthew Baker
Salem High School Nitin Ram
Star International Academy Alia Ferdaous
Stevenson High School Savanah Sikorski
Summit Academy High School Devan Piehl
Thurston High School Sarah Baker
Trenton High School Alexander Ginn
Truman High School Daniel Hipshire
Universal Academy Hala Almansoop
University Liggett High School Rayna Patel
University of Detroit Jesuit Academy Matthew Cullen
University Prep High School Lexus Giddings
Wayne Memorial High School Collin Malcolm
Western International High School Jose Guzman
Woodhaven High School Matthew Dee