Brightest and Best
is WXYZ's 38-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 200 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.

Metro Detroit's Brightest & Best High School Graduates of 2017

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

Lapeer County
Almont High School Sydney Torres
Dryden Senior High School Mia Sliman
Imlay City High School Grace Whitney
Lapeer High School Carly Kerchen
North Branch High School Jinger Hayes
Livingston County
Brighton High School Ellen Tsao
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Nicholas Katarzynski
Fowlerville High School Madeline Clough
Howell High School Rebekah Kathleen Spoor
Pinckney Community High School Margaret Ozias
Kensington Woods Schools Adrienne McCarty
Macomb County
Adlai Stevenson High School Vanessa Najjar
Armada High School
Center Line High School Dylan Clark
Chippewa Valley High School Abas Shkembi
Clintondale High School Brittany Priester
Cousino High School Jacob Nadolsky
Dakota High School Cailyn Penner
De La Salle Collegiate High School Jason Kathawa
East Detroit High School Mashala Grimes
Eisenhower High School Zachary Pickell
Fitzgerald High School Niki Qureshi
Fraser High School Stewart Mitchell
Henry Ford II High School Elisabeth Pettibone
International Academy of Macomb Celine White
L'Anse Creuse High School Brooke Brichacek
L'Anse Creuse High School - North Jasmine Zadroga
Lake Shore High School Paige Redlin
Lakeview High School Olivia Charrette
Lincoln High School Deondrea Gary
Lutheran High School North Taylor Murrell
Macomb Christian Schools Nathan Lloyd
Merritt Academy Rachel Herrel
Michigan Collegiate High School Devin Fate
Mount Clemens High School Crystal Bryant
New Haven High School
New Life Christian Academy Jacob Bommarito
Parkway Christian School Erica Mick
Regina High School Alyssa Hlywa
Richmond High School Amanda Gorr
Romeo High School Kellie Sinicki
Roseville High School Mariam Oloko
South Lake High School Sebastien Rivest
Utica Academy for International Studies Zuzanna Lutrzykowska
Utica High School Emily Hermann
Warren Mott High School Madeline Burgin
Warren Woods Tower
Monroe County
Airport High School Joseph Pollard
Jefferson High School Megan Pio
Monroe High School Elizabeth Halstead
St. Mary Catholic Central Meghan Beaubien
Summerfield Senior High School
Oakland County
Academy of the Sacred Heart Sara Smith
AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Jacob Garabedian
Avondale High School Aparna Sumanth
Bethany Christian School
Berkley High School Michael Lyons
Bishop Foley Catholic High School Ella Ward
Bloomfield Hills High School Helena Gregg
Clarkston High School Nathan Li
Clawson High School Garrett Sarvello
Cranbrook Kingswood School Ethan Davis
Crescent Academy Shawntia Arder
Detroit Catholic Central High School Caleb Ernst
Detroit Country Day School Tara Tang
Everest Collegiate High School Brooke Funke
Farmington High School Rohan Naik
Farmington Hills Harrison High School Riya Shah
Ferndale High School Katharine Keener
Franklin Road Christian School Nathaniel Austin
Holly High School
Huron Valley Lutheran High School Andrea LeFevre
International Academy - West Campus Abbey Hamlin
International Academy  Cynthia Jia
International Academy East Ankita Satyavarapu
Lakeland High School Brendan Zuk
Lamphere High School Ben Weide
Lutheran High School Northwest Rebecca Sturges
Marian High School Katherine Gordon
Mercy High School Sarah Jeanne Kurpiers
Milford High School Mallory Barrett
North Farmington High School Suchet N. Anand
Notre Dame Preparatory School Gabrielle Jacoby
Novi High School Daniel Yu
Oak Park High School Sonya Williams
Oakland Christian School Starr Sumner
Oakland Early College Kayla Tyus
Our Lady of the Lakes Grace Casolari
Oxford High School
Rochester Adams High School Ryan Shafer
Rochester Hills Christian School
Rochester High School Harrison Catlin
Saint Mary's Preparatory Foster Buchanan
Seaholm High School Nicholas Kroetsch
Shrine Catholic High School Harrison Suchyta
South Lyon High School Rebekah Weeks
South Lyon East High School Madeline Topping
Southfield Christian School Rebekah Wilson
Southfield High School Arial Wright
Southfield-Lathrup High School
Stoney Creek High School Ishpreet Kohli
The Roeper School Joseph Allen
Troy Athens High School Joseph Pongrac
Troy High School David Nie
University High School Academy Jolyna Chiangong
University High School, Ferndale Breana Mallet
Walled Lake Central High School Adriana Coke
Walled Lake Northern High School Kaelen Patel
Walled Lake Western High School Utsav Lathia
Waterford Kettering High School Samantha Luckham
Waterford Mott High School Julia Marie Evanski
West Bloomfield High School Aidan Brice
Wylie E. Groves High School Skyeler McQueeen
Sanilac County
Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School Samantha Ploep
Deckerville High School Jamie Schmidt
Marlette Senior High School
Peck High School Kyra Warner
Sandusky Senior High School Crystal Tovar
St. Clair County
Algonac High School Alina DeVoogd
Anchor Bay High School Kayla Rose Bernard
Capac Senior High School
Cardinal Mooney Catholic Abigail Guilliat
Marine City High School Emilie Andrews
Marysville High School Anna Gaffney
Memphis High School Jeralyn Glod
New Life Christian Academy Jacob Bommarito
Port Huron High School Aubrianna Wickings
Port Huron Northern High School Sophia Ahmed
St. Clair High School Jacquelyn Jensen
Yale High School Angel Polzin
Washtenaw County
ACTech High School
Chelsea High School Julia Van Goor
Dexter High School Vedhika Raghunathan
Fr. Gabriel Richard High School Patrick Mitchell
Greenhills School Elizabeth Reeves
Manchester High School Caitlyn Baskins
Milan High School  Maria Contreras
Saline High School Michael Wolf
Skyline High School Forrest Flesher
STEMM Academy
Whitmore Lake High School Laura Sanderson
Washtenaw Christian Academy Christina Smith
Ypsilanti New Tech High School
Wayne County
Academy for Business & Technology
Advanced Technology Academy Claddis Stoner
Allen Park High School Louisa Hoback
Annapolis High School Sabrina Lutzen
Baptist Park School
Belleville High School Sarah Jeng
Benjamin Franklin High School
Cabrini High School Lauren Harven
Canton High School Anusuya Tuladhar
Cass Technical High School Tasnim Syed
Cesar Chavez Academy High School Agustin Guerrero-Flores
Chandler Park Academy Leah Patrick
Churchill High School Matthew Kovoor
Clarenceville High School Kristine Sidon
Communication and Media Arts High School
Crestwood High School Yara Komaiha
Davis Aerospace Technical High School Jared Jenkins
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
Detroit International Academy of Young Women
Detroit School of Arts
Divine Child High School Elizabeth Nicolin
East English Village Preparatory Academy
Flat Rock Community High School Faisal Peracha
Fordson High School Nada Jaradat
Franklin High School Jenna Brokaw
Gabriel Richard Catholic High School Camryn Lozon
Garden City High School Alissa Turnbull
Grosse Ile High School Jennifer Chao
Grosse Pointe North High School Lindsey A Hoshaw
Grosse Pointe South High School Kaitlin Malley
Hamtramck High School Linda Ivanovic
Harper Woods Secondary School Anthony Cichocki
Harry S. Truman High School Sarina
Henry Ford Academy Hannah Johnson
Huron High School Andrea LeFevre
John Glenn High School Hannah Cizauskas
Ladywood High School Mary Kate Barnauskas
Lee M. Thurston High School
Lincoln Park High School Brittany Bowens
Livonia Stevenson High School Jean Jethro Quejadas
Martin Luther King Senior High School
Lutheran High School Westland Hannah Schneider
Melvindale High School Samar Alkhulaidi
Northville High School Lawrence Zhao
Osborn Academy of Mathematics Science & Technology
Osborn College Preparatory Academy Darquoise McCarver
Osborn Evergreen Academy of DTE
Oscar A. Carlson High School Elizabeth Spisak
Plymouth Christian Academy Taylor Mistele
Plymouth High School Kelly Ni
Redford Union High School Benjamin Scanlon
Renaissance High School Robin Ryce
Riverview Community High School Emily Lambert
River Rouge High School Juliauna Sanders
Romulus High School Ana Timoficiuc
Salem High School Mohit Aspal
Southgate Anderson High School Garrett Brown
Star International Academy
Summit Academy North High School
The Frederick Douglass Academy
Theodore Roosevelt High School Nolan Gutenschwager
Trenton High School
University Liggett School Antoni Dulac
University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy Ryan Cullen

Wayne Memorial High School

Melaina Climer
Winston Churchill High School Matthew Kovoor
Western International High School Osmar Ramiro Angeles Sanchez
Westside Christian Academy
Woodhaven High School Hollie Nusbaum