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President’s Cup Rewards High Academic Achievement

Thirty-nine students honored for achieving the highest academic standing in their respective classes at Alma.

Thirty-nine Alma College students — 29 first-year students, five sophomores and five juniors — were recently awarded the President’s Cup for the 2017-18 academic year. 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 50 years ago in 1968 by Alma’s ninth President, Robert D. Swanson. Students earning the honor receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement. 

The following students were honored:

Kaitlyn Ball of Arlington Heights, IL, is a junior and a home school graduate.

Nolan Kukla of Auburn, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Bay City Western High School.

Abbigayle Broersma of Cadillac, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Cadillac High School.

Brandon Ralston of Cadillac, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Cadillac High School.

Julia Neuvirth of Commerce Township, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of International Academy.

Anna Lauer of Coopersville, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Coopersville High School.

Abbie Richardson of Elwell, MI, is a junior and a graduate of Alma High School.

Holly Zuiderveen of Falmouth, MI, is a junior and a graduate of Northern Michigan Christian.

Grace Hearth of Freeland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Valley Lutheran High School.

Jenna Steinhoff of Gladstone, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Gladstone Area High School.

Parker Fitzgerald of Grand Ledge, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Grand Ledge High School.

Bridget McCaffrey of Grand Rapids, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School.

Maighdlin Patterson of Grand Rapids, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Forest Hills Central High School.

Julia Ettema of Howell, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Howell High School.

Savannah Fuller of Hubbardston, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Fulton High School.

Kyle Blackmer of Lansing, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Holt High School.

Brittany Pierce of Leslie, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Leslie High School.

Christine Calleja of Livonia, MI, is a junior and a graduate of Winston Churchill High School.

Hannah Chrome of Mason, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Mason High School.

Callie Jones of Mason, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Mason High School.

Hunter Wilson of Mayville, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Mayville High School.

Kirstyn Cotton of Midland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Midland High School.

Pietro Fin of Midland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Herbert Henry Dow High School.

Zachary Everly of Monroe, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Monroe High School.

Jessica Araway of Mt. Pleasant, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

Frankie Mattson of Munising, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Munising High School.

Monika Tomica of Newberry, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Newberry High School.

Callie Hale of Romulus, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Summit Academy High School.

Destiny Herbers of Roscommon, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Roscommon High School.

Alexandra Buckingham of Saginaw, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Nouvel Catholic Central.

Charley Hengesbach of Saginaw, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Nouvel Catholic Central.

Naomi Oravitz of Saginaw, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Heritage High School.

Nicole Yost of Southfield, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Wylie E. Groves High School.

Hannah Marietta of St. Charles, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Hemlock High School.

David Suidgeest of St. Johns, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of St. Johns High School.

Lillian Blaisdell of Stanton, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Central Montcalm High School.

Brianne Giddis of Traverse City, MI, is a junior and a graduate of Traverse City West High School.

Grace Erickson of Vassar, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Birch Run High School.

Abigail Grout of West Olive, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of West Ottawa High School - North.

Story published on April 26, 2018