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Students Earn Honor for Highest GPA

April 24, 2014

The President’s Cup is awarded to students with the highest academic standing.

Twenty-nine Alma College students – 19 freshmen, three sophomores and seven juniors – were recently awarded the President’s Cup. The students earned the honor by achieving the highest academic standing in their respective classes at Alma.

The tradition of the President’s Cup was started in 1968 by Alma’s ninth President, Robert D. Swanson. Students earning the honor receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement and have their name inscribed on the appropriate class (freshman, sophomore or junior) President’s Cup trophy. The trophies are kept on permanent display in the Reid-Knox Administration Building on campus.

Students are listed below alphabetically by their hometown:

Freshman Kathleen Brown of Gaithersburg, MD, is a 2013 graduate of Oakcrest School For Girls. She is the daughter of William and Melanie Brown of Gaithersburg, MD.

Junior Jessica McLeod of Bad Axe, MI, is a 2011 graduate of Bad Axe High School. She is the daughter of Deb McLeod of Bad Axe, MI, and Donald McLeod of Bay Port, MI.

Junior Jacob Blazejewski of Bay City, MI, is a 2012 graduate of Valley Lutheran High School. He is the son of Kevin and Patti Blazejewski of Bay City, MI.

Freshman Mary Greenwell of Bridgeport, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Valley Lutheran High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Lois Greenwell of Bridgeport, MI.

Freshman Katherine Hybl of Central Lake, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Charlevoix High School. She is the daughter of Robert and Molly Hybl of Central Lake, MI.

Freshman Shannon Brown of Clinton Township, MI, is a 2013 graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School.

Junior Emily Johnson of Commerce, MI, is a 2011 graduate of International Academy. She is the daughter of Dean and Wendy Johnson of Commerce, MI.

Freshman Jessica Drife of Garden City, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Lutheran High Westland. She is the daughter of Carl and Joanne Drife of Garden City, MI.

Freshman Alexandra Laykova of Grand Rapids, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School.

Junior Katherine Vaillancourt of Hillsdale, MI, is a 2012 graduate of Hillsdale Academy.

Freshman Brianna Bianconi of Hudsonville, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Jenison High School. She is the daughter of William and Kristi Bianconi of Hudsonville, MI.

Freshman Kaitlyn Arnold of Jackson, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Northwest High School. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandra Arnold of Jackson, MI.

Junior Katherine Krauss of Jackson, MI, is a 2011 graduate of Jackson High School. She is the daughter of J. and Karen Krauss of Jackson, MI.

Junior Lauren Engels of Livonia, MI, is a 2011 graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School. She is the daughter of Hermann-Joseph and Nancy Engels of Livonia, MI.

Freshman Hope Ayers of Marysville, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Marysville High School. She is the daughter of Rick and Ruth Ayers of Marysville, MI.

Freshman Nicholas Fox of Mayville, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Mayville High School. He is the son of Douglas and Jill Fox of Mayville, MI.

Freshman Allison Brown of Middleville, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Thornapple Kellogg School. She is the daughter of Rex and Lisa Brown of Middleville, MI.

Freshman Annamarie Williams of Midland, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Midland High School. She is the daughter of Eric and Trena Williams of Midland, MI.

Sophomore Kassidi Adams of Montrose, MI, is a 2012 graduate of Hill McCloy High School. She is the daughter of Robert Adams of Montrose, MI, and Coetta Adams of Montrose, MI.

Freshman Charles Fales of Olivet, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Olivet High School. He is the son of Michael and Judy Fales of Olivet, MI.

Junior Hannah Korell of Romeo, MI, is a 2011 graduate of Romeo High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Lisa Korell of Romeo, MI.

Sophomore Carrie Berkompas of Rudyard, MI, is a 2012 graduate of Rudyard High School. She is the daughter of Wayne Berkompas of Rudyard, MI.

Freshman Tyler Goerge of Schoolcraft, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Mattawan High School. He is the son of Michael and JoMie Goerge of Schoolcraft, MI.

Freshman Samantha Kulhanek of Shelby Township, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Eisenhower High School. She is the daughter of Donald and Terri Kulhanek of Shelby Township, MI.

Freshman Lindsay Giannotta of St. Clair Shores, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Lakeview High School. She is the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Giannotta of St. Clair Shores, MI.

Sophomore Christine Wiersma of St. Johns, MI, is a 2012 graduate of St. Johns High School. She is the daughter of Thomas and Marie Wiersma of St. Johns, MI.

Freshman Charles Oswald of St. Louis, MI, is a 2013 graduate of St. Louis High School. He is the son of Curtis and Tamara Oswald of St. Louis, MI.

Freshman Hannah Hilditch of White Lake, MI, is a 2013 graduate of Holly High School.

Freshman McKennah Rupke of Whitewater, WI, is a 2013 graduate of Whitewater High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Dawn Rupke of Whitewater, WI.