Brightest and Best

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Brightest and Best is WXYZ's 45-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.

Brightest and Best is sponsored by MESP, Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys and Meemic Insurance.

More on the Brightest and Best – Class of 2024 – coming this spring!

School Name

Student name and profile

Lapeer County
Almont High SchoolGrace Laura
Dryden Senior High SchoolAiden Fitchett
Imlay City High School
North Branch High School
Livingston County
Brighton High School
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory AcademyJoel Bretzlaff
Fowlerville High School
Hartland High SchoolAshlynn Mulka
Kensington Woods High School
Livingston Classical Academy
Macomb County
Adlai Stevenson High School
Armada High School
Center Line High School
Chippewa Valley High School
Clintondale High School
Dakota High School
De La Salle Collegiate High SchoolCameron Conklin
Eastpointe High School
Eisenhower High School
Fitzgerald High School
Fraser High School
Henry Ford II High SchoolSamantha Yantus
International Academy of Macomb
L'Anse Creuse High SchoolNathan Champ
L'Anse Creuse High School - North
Lake Shore High SchoolThomas Kulpa
Lakeview High School
Lincoln High SchoolDijon Wallace
Lutheran High School NorthThomas Phillips
Merritt AcademyMadison Pary
Mount Clemens High School
New Haven High SchoolDario Hoxha
Parkway Christian School
Paul K. Cousino High SchoolKayfa Zewan
Regina High SchoolGiana M. Switalski
Richmond High School
Romeo High SchoolSophia Sunderlik
Roseville High SchoolJade M. Sanders
South Lake High School
Utica High School
Warren Mott High SchoolGrace Havern
Warren Woods Tower
Monroe County
Airport High SchoolJocelynn Jondro
Monroe High SchoolChristopher Stein
St. Mary Catholic Central
Oakland County
Academy of the Sacred HeartMorgan McNally
AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian SchoolErika Dafterdarian
Avondale High SchoolBianca Chandel
Berkley High SchoolElie Schulz
Bishop Foley Catholic High SchoolSteven Kenny
Bloomfield Hills High School
Brother Rice High SchoolNicholas Hulgrave
Clarkston High SchoolMatthew Taverna
Detroit Country Day SchoolSteven Fu
Everest Collegiate High SchoolRavi Kiran Iyer
Farmington High SchoolSanjana Datla
Ferndale High SchoolLogan Stoll
Hazel Park High School
International Academy - West CampusPranav Polapragada
International Academy EastNiveditha Chandrakanth
International Academy – OkmaAnna Fischer
Lakeland High SchoolHannah Wegner
Lake Orion High School
Lamphere High SchoolKathy Vu
Lutheran High School Northwest
Marian High SchoolMolly O'Brien
Mercy High School
Milford High SchoolPriyanka Patel
North Farmington High School
Novi Christian AcademyIsaac Cosma
Novi High SchoolSrikar Nelakuditi
Oak Park High School
Oakland Christian SchoolJack Klein
Oakland Early CollegeNiko Speck
Orchard Lake St. Mary's PrepKyle Kavc
Our Lady of the LakesJack Romkema
Rochester High SchoolZayn Baig
Rochester Adams High School
Royal Oak High SchoolNatalie Forsyth
Seaholm High School
Shrine Catholic High SchoolAlice Mikula
South Lyon High SchoolJessica Sarrach
South Lyon East High SchoolSneha Patel
Southfield Christian School
St. Catherine of Siena Academy
Stoney Creek High School
The Roeper School
Troy High School
University High School Academy
Walled Lake Central High SchoolMatthew Berkovich
Walled Lake Northern High SchoolRyann Hunt
Walled Lake Western High School
Waterford Kettering High School
Waterford Mott High School
West Bloomfield High SchoolCaeden Kidd
Wylie E. Groves High School
Sanilac County
Carsonville-Port Sanilac High SchoolAudrey Brabant
Croswell-Lexington High School
Deckerville High School
Peck High SchoolLauren Eager
Sandusky Senior High SchoolAdalee Kaufman
St. Clair County
Algonac High SchoolGriffin Melrose
Anchor Bay High SchoolNolan Connolly
Capac Jr/Sr High SchoolEmma Ebner
Cardinal Mooney CatholicHenry Grace
Marine City High School
Marysville High SchoolEryn Collard
Memphis High School
Port Huron High SchoolHolden Kuempel
Port Huron Northern High SchoolPhoebe Muir
St. Clair High SchoolEthan Zhang
Yale High SchoolAlexander Bullard
Washtenaw County
Chelsea High SchoolLillian Snyder
Dexter High School
Fr. Gabriel Richard High SchoolAngelo Ciarelli
Milan High SchoolClaire Baker
Saline High School
Whitmore Lake High SchoolSavannah Gardner
Washtenaw Christian AcademyKobe Spence
Ypsilanti AC Tech High School
Wayne County
Advanced Technology Academy
Allen Park High SchoolAmanda Abraham
Annapolis High School
Belleville High School
Cabrini High School
Canton High SchoolJason Zhang
Cesar Chavez Academy High SchoolKimberly Vega-Hernandez
Chandler Park AcademyAyana Thomas
Clarenceville High SchoolAbby Budgery
Crestwood High School
Dearborn High SchoolCassain Anderson
Dearborn Edsel Ford High SchoolKhadeja Rizvi
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
Divine Child High School
Ecorse High School
Flat Rock Community High School
Fordson High School
Franklin High SchoolKatie Thiele
Gabriel Richard Catholic High SchoolNatalie Neubecker
Garden City High School
Grosse Ile High School
Grosse Pointe North High SchoolJulia A. Liagre
Grosse Pointe South High SchoolMadeline Kitchen
Harper Woods High School
Henry Ford Academy
Hope Christian AcademyAshley Beeskow
Huron High SchoolLila Clements
Huron Valley Lutheran High School
John Glenn High SchoolElijah Watson
Lee M. Thurston High School
Lincoln-King High SchoolShawntia Campbell
Lincoln Park High SchoolAria Denlar-O'Dea
Livonia Stevenson High SchoolBrynlee Hass
Lutheran High School Westland
Martin Luther King Senior High School Tanesha Griffin
Melvindale High School
Northville High SchoolMahek Verma
Oscar A. Carlson High SchoolArianna Pate
Plymouth Christian Academy
Plymouth High SchoolGautam Kiran
Redford Union High School
Renaissance High School
Riverview Community High School
River Rouge High SchoolThomas Trotter
Robichaud High School
Salem High SchoolJaya Choudhary
Southgate Anderson High SchoolKate Grabowski
Star International AcademyAhmed Jawad
Summit Academy North High SchoolZachary Cole
Taylor High School
Taylor Virtual Learning AcademySelma Alhalmi
Theodore Roosevelt High SchoolD'Nyria Forris
Trenton High SchoolBlake Chesney
Universal Learning AcademyFatima Al-Akaeshy
Universal AcademyFarah Mohamed
University LiggettElla Henness
Wayne Memorial High SchoolCrystal Phan
Winston Churchill High SchoolElizabeth Sullivan
Woodhaven High School