Brightest and Best

Brightest and Best presented by Meemic

Brightest and Best is WXYZ's 42-year tradition recognizing the academic achievements of graduating seniors from high schools across metro Detroit.

We are proud to publicly recognize southeast Michigan high school graduates for their academic excellence. These young men and women earned their success and reached the top of their class.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person celebration was once again canceled, but we are proud to celebrate them virtually. You can meet the 2021 Brightest and Best honorees below.

Meet the 2021 Brightest and Best honorees – Last names A-G
Meet the 2021 Brightest and Best honorees – Last names H-M
Meet the 2021 Brightest and Best honorees – Last names N-Y

Jackson County
Lapeer County
Almont High SchoolElizabeth Bennett
Dryden Senior High SchoolMiya Wolff
North Branch High SchoolChloe Caringi
Livingston County
Brighton High SchoolConnor Wilkinson
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory AcademyDylan Tremba

Fowlerville High School

Hartland High School

Howell High School

Sydney Bush

Sarah Horst

Alexander de la Iglesia

Livingston Classical AcademyOlivia Sly
Kensington Woods SchoolsAbigail Ferguson
Pinckney Community High SchoolIsabelle Howard
Macomb County
Adlai Stevenson High SchoolElena Serra
Armada High SchoolBrennan McClelland
Center Line High SchoolSyeda Hussain
Chippewa Valley High SchoolAva MacDonald
Clintondale High SchoolSara Arment
Dakota High SchoolTaylor Burnham
De La Salle Collegiate High SchoolJoshua Hoenscheid
Eastpointe High SchoolNaomi Martinez
Eisenhower High SchoolJacob Siemen
Fitzgerald High SchoolTazkira Amin
Fraser High SchoolElijah DiCerbo
Henry Ford II High SchoolNaveenjohn Premkumar
International Academy of MacombHailey Hartz
L'Anse Creuse High SchoolMax Godin
L'Anse Creuse High School - NorthJarrett Geddes
Lake Shore High SchoolCallen Fields
Lakeview High SchoolDea Kanani
Lincoln High SchoolDyasia Robinson
Lutheran High School NorthAntonio Lia

Merritt Academy

Mt. Clemens High School

New Haven High School

Annika Grass

Christian Lara-Hernandez

David Martin

Parkway Christian SchoolJaelle Freeman
Regina High SchoolJenna O'Brien
Richmond High SchoolSarah Gasko

Romeo High School

Roseville High School

Olivia Sunderlik

Matthew Haley

South Lake High SchoolJennifer Dupuis
Utica Academy for International StudiesAlexander Dean Hughes
Utica High SchoolTurner Tomatti
Warren Mott High SchoolBrian Georgis
Warren Woods TowerTylor Skrzypczak
Monroe County
Airport High SchoolPayton Bucki
Monroe High SchoolEmma Scznsny
St. Mary Catholic CentralNatalie Ambs
Oakland County
Academy of the Sacred HeartCatherine Lehmkuhl
AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian SchoolDavid Togmajyan
Avondale High SchoolAnjika Jain
Berkley High SchoolBrandon Mar
Bishop Foley Catholic High SchoolArianna Kerkmaz
Bloomfield Hills High SchoolTimothy Martin
Clarkston High SchoolParker Szachta
Cranbrook Kingswood SchoolDaniel Xu
Detroit Catholic Central High SchoolMatthew Kozma
Detroit Country Day SchoolZaid Siddiqui
Everest Collegiate High SchoolDanielle Brown
Farmington High SchoolAndrew Pan
Ferndale High SchoolElena Deegan-Krause
Hazel Park High SchoolRebecca Adkins
Holly High SchoolLauren Costigan
International Academy - West CampusPranav Narayanan

International Academy East

International Academy OKMA

Kishan Patel

Vivian Yee

Lakeland High SchoolAlyssa A. Younker
Lake Orion High SchoolRoman Gaskey
Lamphere High SchoolSean Spanke
Lutheran High School NorthwestDimitri Luhring
Marian High SchoolRegan O'Brien
Mercy High SchoolGabrielle Pough
Milford High SchoolKristen Schang
North Farmington High SchoolJuliette Quenioux
Notre Dame Preparatory SchoolLars Boehme
Novi Christian AcademySophia Fitrakis
Novi High SchoolAlexander Wan
Oakland Christian SchoolThu Thi Kim Do

Oakland Early College

Oak Park High School

Gabrielle Groysman

Ronald Eric-Clarence Feimster III

Orchard Lake St. Mary's PrepKobe Howcroft
Our Lady of the LakesYeongjin Park
Oxford High SchoolLauren Schiller
Rochester Adams High SchoolAlison Chen
Rochester High SchoolA.J. deVaux
Royal Oak High SchoolHava Szarafinski
Seaholm High SchoolMarlena Brown
Shrine Catholic High SchoolElizabeth Kemp
South Lyon High SchoolSarah Olivia Empie
South Lyon East High SchoolAbigail Seybert
Southfield Christian SchoolEden Comer
Southfield High School for the Arts & TechnologyChisom Nwadinobi

St. Catherine of Siena Academy

Stoney Creek High School

Katherine O'Connell

Hannah Soderstrom

The Roeper SchoolFrancis Allen
Troy Athens High SchoolNathania Nartey
Troy High SchoolJasmine Wu
University High School AcademyLeslie Washington
Walled Lake Central High SchoolChristopher Tarry
Walled Lake Northern High SchoolAbigail Connell
Walled Lake Western High SchoolJonathan Holland
Waterford Kettering High SchoolJack Burch
Waterford Mott High SchoolCaitlin Sohrabi
West Bloomfield High SchoolRave Andrews
Wylie E. Groves High SchoolAarani Balendran
Sanilac County
Carsonville-Port Sanilac High SchoolAbigail Norton
Croswell-Lexington High SchoolErin Manns
Deckerville High SchoolBrett Dumaw
Peck High SchoolRylee French
Sandusky Senior High SchoolJacob Sanderson
St. Clair County
Algonac High SchoolBrendon Wolfe
Anchor Bay High SchoolGiana Marie Maniaci
Capac Senior High SchoolBryce Tank
Cardinal Mooney CatholicKathryn Luzynski
Marine City High SchoolMarisa May
Marysville High SchoolNicholas Hong
Memphis High SchoolKatie Koch
New Life Christian AcademyJosiah Keller
Port Huron High SchoolTrevor Arcieri
Port Huron Northern High SchoolAndrew Robbins
St. Clair High SchoolAlyvia Osborne
Yale High SchoolWilliam Falls
Washtenaw County
Chelsea High SchoolEvan Eidt
Dexter High SchoolRobert Lynch
Fr. Gabriel Richard High SchoolJoseph Ghezzi
Manchester Jr/Sr High SchoolKatelyn Blumenauer
Milan High SchoolNoah Pyle
Whitmore Lake High SchoolSamantha Ogden
Washtenaw Christian AcademyMaya Jeffery
Ypsilanti New Tech High SchoolCaprice Augustine
Wayne County
Advanced Technology AcademyJaslin Garcia-Morales
Allen Park High SchoolJack Mack
Annapolis High SchoolMaisie Fujita
Belleville High SchoolSydney Morgan Sielaff
Cabrini High SchoolMatthew Heath
Canton High SchoolPoulami Sau
Cass Technical High SchoolMohammad Muntakim
Cesar Chavez Academy High SchoolMariana Lopez
Chandler Park AcademyJaylen Body
Clarenceville High SchoolAllyson Telck
Cornerstone Health & Technology High SchoolKevin Rivers
Crestwood High SchoolZaharaa Altwaij
Dearborn High SchoolCelina Bazzi

Dearborn Edsel Ford High School

DEPSA Early College of Excellence

Weicong Wan

Meghan Alyssa Parker

Divine Child High SchoolVictoria Lynne Brey
Ecorse Community High SchoolDominic Woods
Flat Rock Community High SchoolRyan Konarska
Fordson High SchoolReda Mazeh
Franklin High SchoolPayton Welch
Gabriel Richard Catholic High SchoolMaria Ritchie
Garden City High SchoolMaya Li Kreiner
Grosse Ile High SchoolDivum Mittal
Grosse Pointe North High SchoolStephen Barstys
Grosse Pointe South High SchoolEva McCord

Hamtramck High School

Harper Woods High School

Khadija Helal

Beyonce' Harrell-Pilar

Huron High School

Huron Valley Lutheran High School

Tianjian Bai

Julianna Evans

John Glenn High SchoolSavannah Lefler
Lee M. Thurston High SchoolFadil Al-Husseini
Lincoln Park High SchoolSydney O'Hare
Livonia Stevenson High SchoolKenneth Fuher
Martin Luther King Senior High SchoolKordell Holmes
Lutheran High School WestlandAnnika Mattson
Melvindale High SchoolNgoc Nguyen

Old Redford Academy High School

Oscar A. Carlson High School

Shaniya Hardwick

Neal Jayaraman

Plymouth Christian AcademyEmily Cameron
Plymouth High SchoolJulia Bhuiyan
Redford Union High SchoolDonovan James Hollins
Renaissance High SchoolChristopher Michael Williams
Riverview Community High SchoolZachariah Thomas
River Rouge High SchoolMicah Bolden
Robichaud High SchoolAsmaa AlBardn
Salem High SchoolAubrey Parisi
Southgate Anderson High SchoolFrank Rasizzi
Star International AcademyNoor Kareem
Taylor High SchoolKaycee Khuat

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Trenton High School

Kelsey Wink

Laura Howey

Universal Learning Academy

Universal Academy

University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

Sara Ali

Afrah Mohamed

David Perez-Cruet

University Liggett

University Prep Academy

Trinity Lee

Madison L. Horton

Wayne Memorial High SchoolMirian Mendoza
Winston Churchill High SchoolJulia Gershon
Western International High SchoolElizabeth Jaramillo
Woodhaven High SchoolDawood Virk