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Highest Academic Achievers Receive President’s Cup

Forty students honored for achieving the highest academic standing in their respective classes at Alma.

Forty Alma College students — 27 first-year students, 11 sophomores and two juniors — were recently awarded the President’s Cup for the 2018-19 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 over 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, listed by their hometown, were honored:

Emma Yeager of Twentynine Palms, CA, is a first-year student and a graduate of Twentynine Palms High School.

Tianyu Chen of Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, is a first-year student and a graduate of Unknown International School.

Rakkshet Singhaal of Delhi, India, is a first-year student and a graduate of Presidium School - India.

Nolan Kukla of Auburn, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Bay City Western High School.

Taeler Ponsart of Bancroft, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Fowlerville High School.

Kennan Dawson of Bellaire, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Bellaire Public High School.

Mason Renne of Blanchard, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Montabella High School.

Kathryn Bailey of Commerce Township, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Walled Lake Northern High School.

Anna Lauer of Coopersville, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Coopersville High School.

Noah Hamilton of Fowler, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Fowler High School.

Grace Hearth of Freeland, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Valley Lutheran High School.

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

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

Benjamin Raterink of Grand Rapids, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Forest Hills Eastern High School.

Julia Ettema of Howell, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Howell High School.

Emily Davis of Ionia, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Ionia High School.

Michaela Collins of Lake Orion, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Lake Orion High School.

Brittany Pierce of Leslie, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Leslie High School.

Callie Jones of Mason, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Mason High School.

Kirstyn Cotton of Midland, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Midland High School.

Madison Dyer of Midland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Bullock Creek High School.

Madasyn Edsall of Midland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of John Glenn High School.

Emily Kayden of Midland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Bay City Western High School.

Allison Harbaugh of Montgomery, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Quincy High School.

Kaleb Ramon of Mt. Pleasant, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

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

Margaret Hanna of Northville, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Northville High School.

Peyton Erndteman of Norton Shores, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Mona Shores High School.

Brendan Murdie of Novi, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Walled Lake Western High School.

Carmen Sellke of Onaway, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Onaway High School.

Destiny Herbers of Roscommon, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Roscommon High School.

Naomi Oravitz of Saginaw, MI, is a sophomore and a graduate of Heritage High School.

Kylie Sicken of Shelby Township, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Eisenhower High School.

William Brown of Spring Lake, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Spring Lake High School.

Ava Gardiner of Sterling Heights, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

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

Daniel Barr of Troy, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Avondale High School.

Emily McDonald of Wheeler, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Bullock Creek High School.

Olivia Creevy of Zeeland, MI, is a first-year student and a graduate of Zeeland West High School.

Sydney McDonald of Bridgeport, WV, is a first-year student and a graduate of Bridgeport High School.

Story published on May 01, 2019