Metro Detroit Brightest and Best - WXYZ Channel 7

Brightest and Best
is WXYZ's 37-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.

The 2016 Brightest and Best
Metro Detroit's Brightest & Best High School Graduates of 2016

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

Lapeer County
Almont High School Heidi Beth Theisen
Dryden Senior High School Madeline Angel
Imlay City High School Mary Miller
Lapeer High School Allison Johnson
North Branch High School Kirk Donaldson
Livingston County
Brighton High School Grant Morrison
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Mary Frances Kostesich
Fowlerville High School Bridget Parker
Howell High School Cole Arthur Anderson
Pinckney Community High School James Worthington
Kensington Woods Schools Aaron Craig
Macomb County
Adlai Stevenson High School Dylan Gaines
Armada High School Casey Boyd
Bishop Foley Catholic High School Tonimarie Catalan
Center Line High School James Van Wagnen
Chippewa Valley High School Laura Miller
Clintondale High School Lorenzo Harris
Cousino High School Ermelinda Ndoka
Dakota High School Nicholas Riesterer
De La Salle Collegiate High School Casey Hempel
East Detroit High School Sarah Hall
Eisenhower High School Celine Eid
Fitzgerald High School Humaira Newaz
Fraser High School Ashley Cotey
Henry Ford II High School Daniel Thomas Mathew
International Academy of Macomb Matthew Qemo
L'Anse Creuse High School Melissa Meloche
L'Anse Creuse High School - North Madelyn  Schmid
Lake Shore High School Madison Werthmann
Lakeview High School Audrey Cook
Lincoln High School Alexander Pham
Lutheran High School North Tyler Prisby
Macomb Christian Schools Shaina Rawls
Merritt Academy Emily Madaus
Michigan Collegiate High School Ericka Gillards
Mount Clemens High School Sara Byks
New Haven High School Armando Brucaj
New Life Christian Academy Cabre Kristine Aldis
Parkway Christian School Benjamin Turner
Regina High School Monica VanBerkum
Richmond High School Ashley Reece
Romeo High School Jennifer Forro
Roseville High School Eryn VanderVlucht
South Lake High School Taylor Marlin
Utica Academy for International Studies Rachel Pilarowski
Utica High School Cameron Gudobba
Warren Mott High School Jabir Ahmed
Warren Woods Tower Justin McMahon
Monroe County
Airport High School Lane Corne
Jefferson High School Noah Fiala
Monroe High School Jenna Elizabeth Bolster
St. Mary Catholic Central Katherine Goda
Summerfield Senior High School Joshua D. VanKainen
Oakland County
Academy of the Sacred Heart Tara Cuckovich
AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Selena Cholak
Avondale High School Andy Jiang
Bethany Christian School Kaylee Kessel
Bloomfield Hills High School Jhuree Hong
Clarkston High School Diana Marsala
Clawson High School Jasmine Nicole Jefferson
Cranbrook Kingswood School Grace Gao
Crescent Academy Ryan Lowery
Detroit Catholic Central High School Ean Maloney
Detroit Country Day School Joshen Patel
Everest Collegiate High School Jorge Dominguez
Farmington High School Shrihari Bhaskaramurthi
Farmington Hills Harrison High School Maggie Kondek
Ferndale High School Nadia Shoot
Franklin Road Christian School Alanah Cardenas-O'Toole
Holly High School Alison Spitery
Huron Valley Lutheran High School Syndey Casmer
International Academy - West Campus Nina Bonkat
International Academy East Natalia Jenuwine
International Academy Okma Campus Benjamin Levin
Lakeland High School Ashley Munger
Lamphere High School Jessica Kosticak
Lutheran High School Northwest Laura Hohnstadt
Marian High School Sera Stevens
Mercy High School Taylor Lombard
Milford High School Nadia Hassan
North Farmington High School Sreeram Thirupathi
Notre Dame Preparatory School Julia Pagnucco
Novi High School Koushik Kondapi
Oak Park High School DeShon Watt
Oakland Christian School Jack Shelata
Our Lady of the Lakes Marissa Casolari
Oxford High School Joseph DeChicchis
Rochester Hills Christian School Brendan Stephens
Saint Mary's Preparatory Joseph Verkerke
Seaholm High School Daniel Evans
Shrine Catholic High School Leah Fast
South Lyon High School Melanie McKenna
South Lyon East High School Nathan S. Smith
Southfield High School Nakole Turner
Southfield-Lathrup High School Morgan Hill
Stoney Creek High School Joyce Yu
The Roeper School Andy Reed
Troy Athens High School Eric Yu
Troy High School Jennie Yang
University High School Kanedra Thaxton
Walled Lake Central High School Rajeev Ginjupalli
Walled Lake Northern High School Nicole Muhleisen
Walled Lake Western High School Max Hamilton
Waterford Kettering High School Chris Thompson
Waterford Mott High School Kathleen Elizabeth Londick
West Bloomfield High School Kathie Wu
Wylie E. Groves High School John Dolan
Sanilac County
Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School Lindsey Hadd
Deckerville High School Colton Palmer
Marlette Senior High School Andrew Storm
Peck High School Lindsey Sharrard
Sandusky Senior High School Samantha Orchard
St. Clair County
Algonac High School Allison Urban
Anchor Bay High School Nicholas Charles Fleece
Capac Senior High School Emma Kerr
Cardinal Mooney Catholic Rae Peterson
Marine City High School Rita Koenigbauer
Marysville High School Joshua Latham
Memphis High School Justin Rabine
Port Huron High School Melissa Chen
Port Huron Northern High School Aishah Ahmed
St. Clair High School Alexandra Card
Yale High School Kyle Swoffer
Washtenaw County
ACTech High School Kristen Curtis
Chelsea High School Nicolas Arons
Dexter High School Reed Yalisove
Fr. Gabriel Richard High School Jeremy D'Silva
Greenhills School Brandon M. Johnson
Manchester High School Audrey Pierce
Saline High School Julia Liralyn Smith
Skyline High School Christopher Wilks
STEMM Academy Diana Bernal-Canseco
Whitmore Lake High School Kaitlyn Kelley
Washtenaw Christian Academy Christopher Wang
Ypsilanti New Tech High School William Olvera
Wayne County
Academy for Business & Technology Dai Janae Jones
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Turner Miller
Advanced Technology Academy Tanisha Cameron
Allen Park High School Natalie Schlesinger
Annapolis High School Amira Malik
Baptist Park School Isaac Scroggins
Benjamin Franklin High School Paige Stabler
Cabrini High School Jillian Fenton
Canton High School Jason Ren
Cass Technical High School Kiya Fulwood
Cesar Chavez Academy High School Osvaldo Vega
Chandler Park Academy Lexus Real
CHurchill High School Yilin Yang
Clarenceville High School Samantha Franco
Communication and Media Arts High School GeAundra Weatherspoon
Crestwood High School Jamal Turfe
Davis Aerospace Technical High School Jose Rubio
Detroit Edison Public School Academy Tariq Muhammad
Detroit International Academy of Young Women Hawa Rahman
Detroit School of Arts Savannah Fisher
Divine Child High School James Bird
East English Village Preparatory Academy Andrew Demoss
Flat Rock Community High School Mitchell Robert Woolley
Fordson High School Salwa Badreddine
Gabriel Richard Catholic High School Joanna Gerberding
Garden City High School Mackenzie Warwick
Grosse Ile High School Madelyn Hoying
Grosse Pointe North High School Francesca L Giacona
Grosse Pointe South High School Yang Xia
Hamtramck High School Alexandra Paradowski
Harper Woods Secondary School Justin Wentland
Harry S. Truman High School Zackary Polovino
Henry Ford Academy Brontae Williamson
Huron High School Aaron Hayse
John Glenn High School Ryan Ashley Clemmons
Ladywood High School Catherine Kenzie
Lee M. Thurston High School Esti Gajda
Lincoln Park High School Eva  Gonzalez
Martin Luther King Senior High School Tarina Mobley
Lutheran High School Westland Abigail Schaffer
Melvindale High School Riyon Affara
Northville High School James Xue
Osborn Academy of Mathematics Science & Technology Dayla Reed
Osborn College Prep Academy Timberlery Williams
Osborn College Preparatory Academy Cierra Mcclendon
Osborn Evergreen Academy of DTE Daija Fields
Oscar A. Carlson High School Brooklyn Proudlock
Plymouth Christian Academy Paul Chamberlain
Plymouth High School Swetha Duraiswamy
Redford Union High School Daniel Oliver
Renaissance High School Desiree Smith
Riverview Community High School Claire Hunter
Salem High School Charles Liu
Star International Academy Saimaa Mohammed
Summit Academy North High School Meagan Sindone
The Frederick Douglass Academy Kamar Graves
Theodore Roosevelt High School Zachary Desira
Trenton High School Jordan Dionne
University Liggett School Samantha Allen
University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy Joshua Perez-Cruet
Wayne Memorial High School Emilie Blair
Western International High School Lucero Perez
Westside Christian Academy Audriana Minnis
Woodhaven High School Muhammad Ahmed

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