Upsala Area Schools announces its top 10 honor students for 2012

The top 10 honor graduates for 2012 at Upsala High School are listed in alphabetical order as follows:

Laci Binek is the daughter of Gary and Mary Binek.

During high school, she has participated in softball, band and dance team. Binek has a 3.568 grade point average (GPA) and plans to attend St. Cloud State University for her nursing degree.

Melissa George is the daughter of Dennis and Lisa George, and is the valedictorian of her class with a GPA of 3.959.

During high school, she has participated in band, basketball, volleyball, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, National Honor Society (NHS) and is senior class vice president. George plans to attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to major in nursing.

Sierra Halverson is the daughter of Jeff and Kristi Halverson, and the salutatorian of her class. She will graduate with a 3.949 GPA.

During her school career, she has been involved in the United States Tennis Association Tennis Circuit, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Connections Academy NHS.

Halverson plans to attend Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville to play collegiate tennis while pursuing a degree in biology/pre-med.

Kimmy Mrozek is the daughter of Doug and Elaine Mrozek.

During her high school career, she has been involved in NHS, band, choir, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, vice president of Student Council, basketball, drama, tennis, Knowledge Bowl and softball.

Mrozek has a 3.908 GPA and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse for a degree in exercise science.

Madeline Pekarek is the daughter of Jeanne LeMieur and Michael Pekarek.

During her school career, she has been involved in NHS, Student Council, choir, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, dance team, boys basketball manager, drama and is senior class president.

Upon graduation, Pekarek plans to attend the College of St. Benedict to major in nursing. She graduates with a 3.857 GPA.

Hayley Peterson is the daughter of Tim and Patty Peterson.

During her school career, she has been involved in NHS, dance team, volleyball, Knowledge Bowl, band, choir, drama, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Student Council and is a senior class representative.

Peterson has a 3.763 GPA and plans to attend North Dakota State University for a degree in business finance.

Sara Roerick is the daughter of Roger and Diane Roerick.

During high school, she has participated in drama, band, FFA, tennis, track and field, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and NHS.

She will attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to pursue a degree in animal science with a pre-vet emphasis. Roerick graduates with a 3.894 GPA.

Nathaniel Schumer is the son of Shelly Schumer.

During high school, he has been involved in FFA, NHS, and yearbook.

After graduation, Schumer plans to attend either Hamline University or Northwestern College, St. Paul for a degree in History. He graduates with a 3.824 GPA.

Maria Vos is the daughter of David and Patty Vos.

During high school, she has been involved in drama, band, choir, and yearbook. Upon graduation, Vos plans to attend St. Cloud State University to major in art education. Vos graduates with a 3.789 GPA.

Brianna Westrich is the daughter of Mike and Alice Westrich.

During high school, she has been involved in volleyball, basketball, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, NHS, Student Council, band and pep band.

Upon graduation, she plans to attend Winona State University to major in nursing. Westrich graduates with a 3.563 GPA.

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