Brightest and Best is WXYZ's 39-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. Watch the video of the honorees below!

This will air on Channel 7 at these times:

Saturday, June 23 - approx. 9:51 a.m. following 9 a.m. news
Saturday, June 23 - approx. 7:23 p.m. following 7 p.m. news
Sunday, June 24 - approx. 8:50 a.m. follwing 8 a.m. news
Sunday, June 24 - approx. 11:52 p.m. following 11 p.m. news
Monday, June 25 - approx. 12:22 p.m. following 12 p.m. news

Metro Detroit's Brightest & Best High School Graduates of 2018

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

Jackson County

Manchester High School

Lapeer County

Samantha Kominars

Almont High School Kevin Heim
Dryden Senior High School Kayleigh Hudson
Imlay City High School Melissa Vaughn
Lapeer High School Joseph Schultz
North Branch High School Brady Good
Livingston County
Brighton High School Cecilia Mikat
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Grace Dummitt
Fowlerville High School Brittany Bush
Howell High School Miles Lynn Stevenson
Pinckney Community High School Kahler Doyle
Kensington Woods Schools Jacqueline Poma
Macomb County
Adlai Stevenson High School Daniel Austin Capozello
Armada High School
Center Line High School Mahir Ahmed
Chippewa Valley High School Reagan Nelson
Clintondale High School Nathan Riggins
Cousino High School Madeline Oles
Dakota High School Tara Apostolovski
De La Salle Collegiate High School Adam Ross

East Detroit High School

Eastpointe High School

Alyssa Ledbetter

Eisenhower High School
Fitzgerald High School Afsana Rahman
Fraser High School Katrina Sanchez
Henry Ford II High School Bryan Michalek
International Academy of Macomb Jared Folden
L'Anse Creuse High School Annica Brocker
L'Anse Creuse High School - North Erica Peer
Lake Shore High School Tyler Knight
Lakeview High School Marisa Perez
Lincoln High School Jazmine Smith
Lutheran High School North Megan Guiles
Macomb Christian Schools Mikayla Mitchell
Merritt Academy Christian Posner
Michigan Collegiate High School
Mount Clemens High School Janay Felts
New Haven High School
New Life Christian Academy
Parkway Christian School Alexander Rodriguez
Regina High School Lucia VanBerkum
Richmond High School Carley Barjaktarovich
Romeo High School Devon Doyle

Roseville High School

Sterling Heights High School

Alyssa Grace Rogers

Stephanie Turner

South Lake High School Jordan Olszewski
Utica Academy for International Studies Jakob Gertsch
Utica High School Ryan Olivier
Warren Mott High School Cayla Byron
Warren Woods Tower Stacey Beaudin
Monroe County
Airport High School Louis Isaac Orleans
Jefferson High School Summer Poppenhager
Monroe High School Lydia Malik
St. Mary Catholic Central
Summerfield Senior High School
Oakland County
Academy of the Sacred Heart Victoria Shahnazary
AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School Talar Malkadjian
Avondale High School Adam Good
Bethany Christian School
Berkley High School Andrew Schildcrout
Bishop Foley Catholic High School Thomas Day

Bloomfield Hills High School

Bradford Academy High School

Ananyaa Kumar

Anony Walton

Clarkston High School Andrew Dimmer
Clawson High School Marie Smith
Cranbrook Kingswood School Justin Applefield
Crescent Academy
Detroit Catholic Central High School Michael Nunu
Detroit Country Day School Sophia Zhang
Everest Collegiate High School Kyle Smith
Farmington High School Kelli Weigold
Farmington Hills Harrison High School Chris Rexroth
Ferndale High School Max Weber
Franklin Road Christian School Sidney Lipovsky
Holly High School
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
International Academy - West Campus Lillian McPherson
International Academy 

International Academy East

International Academy - Okma

Akash Nadella

Andrea Ma Niu

Lakeland High School

Lake Orion High School

Alyssa Musienko

Nicholas Manting

Lamphere High School Madisyn Becker
Lutheran High School Northwest Emilee Otten
Marian High School Maria Mansour
Mercy High School Anastasia Warner
Milford High School Mya Zeese
North Farmington High School Vikhram Thirupathi
Notre Dame Preparatory School Anna Miklas
Novi High School Amber Renton
Oak Park High School Micaiah Webb
Oakland Christian School Rebekah Crane
Oakland Early College
Our Lady of the Lakes Amanda Miner
Oxford High School Micah Dymond
Rochester Adams High School Prateek Pinchi
Rochester Hills Christian School Jennie Wang

Rochester High School

Royal Oak High School

Alexander Taesuk Lee

Henry Smith

Saint Mary's Preparatory Timothy Machnacki
Seaholm High School Melanie Taylor
Shrine Catholic High School Brennan Smith
South Lyon High School Kellen Weeks
South Lyon East High School Madelyn Eischer
Southfield Christian School Kaelin Ray
Southfield High School
Southfield-Lathrup High School
Stoney Creek High School Serafina Kamp
The Roeper School Elliot Silk
Troy Athens High School
Troy High School Richard Yang
University High School Academy Jackson Vails
University High School, Ferndale
Walled Lake Central High School Gabrielle Ndakwah
Walled Lake Northern High School Anna Porzner
Walled Lake Western High School Hannah Segal
Waterford Kettering High School Alexa Jensen
Waterford Mott High School Ryan Wojcik
West Bloomfield High School Jensen Hwa
Wylie E. Groves High School Chance Arthur Stephenson
Sanilac County
Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School Emily Sawyer
Deckerville High School Elizabeth Binder
Marlette Senior High School
Peck High School Cherokee Johnson
Sandusky Senior High School Brookelyn Mott
St. Clair County
Algonac High School Madeline Meldrum
Anchor Bay High School Maxwell Leonard
Capac Senior High School

Cardinal Mooney Catholic

Hani Nasr

Marine City High School Alexander D'Allura
Marysville High School Richard Russel III
Memphis High School Alexandria Iannucci
New Life Christian Academy Caroline Berish
Port Huron High School Madeline Trombley
Port Huron Northern High School Nishaan Makim
St. Clair High School Emily Tenniswood
Yale High School MacKenzie Desloover
Washtenaw County
ACTech High School
Chelsea High School Josephine Surel
Dexter High School Erin Victoria Evans
Fr. Gabriel Richard High School Reem Farjo
Greenhills School Emily Wang
Manchester High School
Milan High School  Katherine Frait
Saline High School Tyler Kudlak
Skyline High School Yunfei Ma
STEMM Academy
Whitmore Lake High School Karolyn Wagner
Washtenaw Christian Academy Thomas Smith
Ypsilanti New Tech High School
Wayne County
Academy for Business & Technology
Advanced Technology Academy Jessica Haro
Allen Park High School Foster Wisusik
Annapolis High School Tanner Bonner
Baptist Park School
Belleville High School Nina Hardy
Benjamin Franklin High School
Cabrini High School Abigail Overbeck

Canton High School

Carlson High School

Nicholas Huang

Joshua Miller

Cass Technical High School Alonzo Rodriguez
Cesar Chavez Academy High School Gabriela Palma
Chandler Park Academy
Churchill High School Rachel Christopherson
Clarenceville High School Christian Katchorek

Communication and Media Arts High School

Cornerstone Health & Technology High School

Niya Cox

Kyla Mabry

Crestwood High School Serena Touqan

Davis Aerospace Technical High School

Dearborn Edsel Ford High School

Detroit Cristo Rey High School

Jonathan Jenkins

Marwa Albaadani

Koi Woodland

Detroit Edison Public School Academy

Kjera Jones
Detroit International Academy of Young Women
Detroit School of Arts Je'Shaun White
Divine Child High School Katherine Walters

East English Village Preparatory Academy

Ecorse Community High School

Makayla Mona'E Love

Flat Rock Community High School Aubrie McCleery
Fordson High School Fatima Taj
Franklin High School
Gabriel Richard Catholic High School Nina Biundo
Garden City High School April Lynne Rudolph
Grosse Ile High School Diana Nunez
Grosse Pointe North High School Lindsey J. Ramsdell
Grosse Pointe South High School Sophia Rzankowski
Hamtramck High School Jaynab Akhtar
Harper Woods Secondary School Brittani Lipsey
Harry S. Truman High School Dejanae Benton
Henry Ford Academy

Huron High School

Huron Valley Lutheran High

Kimberly Beckerman

John Glenn High School Danielle Deel
Ladywood High School Abbey Reppen
Lee M. Thurston High School
Lincoln Park High School Collin Clem
Livonia Stevenson High School Brianna Regan
Martin Luther King Senior High School Alana Burke
Lutheran High School Westland Tejas Athavale
Melvindale High School Bianca Cobian Campos
Northville High School Lauren Hannah Masse
Osborn Academy of Mathematics Science & Technology Cassandra Herr
Osborn College Preparatory Academy
Osborn Evergreen Academy of DTE
Oscar A. Carlson High School
Plymouth Christian Academy Jayme Fadden
Plymouth High School Nathan Tseng
Redford Union High School Sarah Bishop
Renaissance High School Nicole Jackson
Riverview Community High School Alexis Ganop
River Rouge High School Amanda Lawman

Robichaud High School

Romulus High School

Izaiah Gardette
Salem High School Jenna Len
Southgate Anderson High School Peter Thabet
Star International Academy
Summit Academy North High School Sena Fisher
The Frederick Douglass Academy
Theodore Roosevelt High School Gabrielle Paige Samson
Trenton High School Adelaide Barcalow
University Liggett School Laney Sheehan
University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy Joseph Roarty

Wayne Memorial High School

Shivam Patel
Winston Churchill High School
Western International High School Edith Carreon
Westside Christian Academy
Woodhaven High School Cole Robbins