Editor’s note: Dryden High School determines their top academic honors using a formula that combines GPA and SAT scores. As a result Ronny Hudson is the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Kylie DeVlaminck is the salutatorian. The following Top Ten feature lists students based on their GPA rank.
DRYDEN — The class of 2020 was due to receive their high school diplomas on Sunday, May 31 but the cancellation of the remaining school year has postponed that special event.
In the meantime, Dryden Community Schools wishes to honor the seniors who’ve excelled academically and comprise this year’s Top Ten.
Kylie DeVlaminck is the daughter of Keith and Deanna DeVlaminck. She concludes her high school career with a 4.0 GPA and is the Class of 2020’s salutatorian.
Throughout high school, Kylie participated in basketball, cross country, track, and volleyball; served on Student Council (President), National Honor Society (Treasurer), Students Against Destructive Decisions (Vice President), Teens for Troops (President), The Dryden Red & Black Newspaper (Editor), Four County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee, Fuel Up to Play 60, Band, Color Me Green, Prom Committee, and Link Crew.
After graduation, she plans to attend Oakland University to study Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with a Pre-Med Concentration. Her goal is to become a physician.
The most influential person in Kylie’s life is “my Nana because she has taught me how to stay strong through tough situations in my life. She has always been very encouraging and gives great advice.”
Teagan Norman is the daughter of Brian and Laura Norman. She will graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
While a Dryden High School student, Teagan participated in cross country, track and field, S.A.D.D., Teens for Troops, Student Council, and was a National Honor Society member.
After graduation, she plans to earn an associate’s degree in radiologic technology at Lansing Community College and complete her bachelor’s in nuclear medicine at Ferris State University.
The most influential person in Teagan’s life is “my best friend, role model, and sister Kaylin Norman. She teaches me to be more courageous, open minded, and confident.”
Ronny Hudson is the son of Ronald and Kimberly Hudson. He is the Class of 2020’s valedictorian with a 3.993 GPA.
During his high school career, Ronny participated in basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field, National Honor Society, High School Student Council, Class President, S.A.D.D., Health Team and the Prom Committee.
His post-graduation plans are to attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to pursue a degree in Biology with a Pre-Med track.
The most influential person in Ronny’s life is his grandfather.
Maria Ryan is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Ryan. She will graduate with a 3.946 GPA.
At Dryden High School, Maria participated in cross country, basketball, softball, soccer, and National Honor Society.
She plans to attend Michigan State University and pursue a degree in nursing.
Maria says her parents are the most influential people in her life.
Jacob Livingston is the son of Marsha and David Livingston. He graduates with a 3.920 GPA.
While in high school Jacob took part in soccer, basketball, cross country, track, National Honor Society, S.A.D.D., Drama Club and band.
After graduation, Jacob plans to attend Mott Community College before transferring to Wayne State University to pursue a pharmacy degree.
Jacob said the most influential person in his life is his mom “because she does so much for me and my entire family. I don’t know where I’d be without her at my
Hannah Peyerk is the daughter of Jessica and Patrick Peyerk. She will graduate with a 3.913 GPA.
During her high school career, Hannah participated in basketball, softball, cross country, track and volleyball.
Hannah’s post-graduation plans include attending Oakland University.
She says her mom is the most influential person in her life.
Reilly Finley is the daughter of Kevin and Suzanne Finley. She has a 3.9 GPA.
Throughout high school Reilly participated in student council, National Honor Society, track, volleyball, sideline cheer and competitive cheerleading.
After graduation she plans to attend Macomb Community College for a year and then transfer to a university.
Reilly said, “the most influential person in my life would be my mom. She is my biggest supporter and has definitely shaped me into the person I am today.”
Cylie Reside is the daughter of Andrea Reside. Cylie will graduate with a 3.867 GPA.
During her time in high school, she participated in Drama Club.
Her plans for the future include completing her 13th year at Mott Community College and then transferring to a four-year university.
The most influential person in Cylie’s life is “my best friend of ten years who supports me no matter what and keeps me grounded.”
Kaemen Otlewski is the son of Kacie Otlewski and Scott Otlewski. He graduated with a 3.855 GPA.
After graduation, Kaemen plans to attend Macomb Community College for his 13th year.
Kaemen said his sister is the most influential person in his life.
Marin Luxgrant is the daughter of Julie and Richard Luxgrant. She’s graduating with a GPA of 3.758.
While at Dryden High School, Marin participated in National Honor Society, NHS, Teens for Troops, S.A.D.D., YAC, sideline cheer, competitive cheer, and track.
She plans to attend Michigan State University to pursue a career in forensics.
Marin said her parents are the most influential people in her life.
Thank you to Kimberly Fleming, Dryden High School Counselor, for compiling this year’s Dryden Top Ten.