Out of its 63 graduating students, Royalton High School (RHS) announced its top 10 honor students.
Listed in alphabetical order, those students include:
Ben Borash, son of Ron and Ann Borash, will graduate with a 3.99 grade point average (gpa). During his high school career, Borash was involved in cross country, basketball, track, FFA, National Honor Society (NHS), the Youth Energy Summit (YES) team, Tech Club, Student Council and We Day.
Following graduation, Borash plans to attend St. Mary’s University in Winona to pursue a degree in environmental biology. He will also run cross country and track at the collegiate level.
Bethany Cimenski is the daughter of Gregory and Melanie Cimenski. She will graduate with a 3.87 gpa. Cimenski took part in volleyball basketball, softball, Student Council, speech, drama, NHS, band, choir, jazz band, marching band, one-act play and was a member of the Flag Squad during high school.
This fall, Cimenski plans to attend St. Cloud State University (SCSU) to pursue a degree in music education.
Abby Ellerbusch, daughter of Jon and Rhonda Ellerbusch, will graduate with a 3.98 gpa. During high school, she was involved in softball, volleyball, was a manager for volleyball, wrestling and baseball, was a member of Business Professionals of America (BPA), NHS, band, marching band, choir and dance.
Ellerbusch plans to attend the University of St. Thomas to major in pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine. After that, she would like to attend pharmacy or medical school and become a pharmacist or a doctor.
Jason Fussy is the son of Bernie and Lori Fussy and will graduate with a 3.91 gpa. During high school, Fussy was involved in NHS, baseball, Knowledge Bowl, band, jazz band, marching band, Yearbook, and choir.
This fall, he plans to attend the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, N.D., to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a focus in aerospace sciences.
Olivia Gall, the daughter of Terri and Jason Gall, will graduate with a gpa of 3.69. She worked two jobs during high school, and was involved as the president of the Spanish Club, captain of the volleyball team and volunteered at Great River Arts in Little Falls.
After graduation, she plans to move to Chicago to attend Loyola University. Current plans are to major in public relations and advertising with a minor in Spanish.
Krista Kasella is the daughter of Amy and Rob Kasella and will graduate with a 3.96 gpa. During her high school career, Kasella was involved in volleyball, softball, BPA, NHS, Spanish Club and Just for Kix dance.
After graduation, she plans to attend Hamline University in St. Paul. Kasella has not yet decided on a major.
Autumn Lanners, daughter of Laura Yackel and Bobby Lanners, will graduate with a gpa of 3.97. During high school, she was involved in Taekwondo and earned a second degree black belt, was a member of the YES team, NHS, We Day, Prom Committee and Minnesota Business Venture.
This fall, Lanners plans to attend SCSU to earn a business management degree.
Madison Rudolph is the daughter of Jodi and Brian Rudolph, and will graduate with a 3.812 gpa. During high school, Rudolph was involved in cross country, basketball, track and field, NHS, band, choir, jazz band and marching band.
Following graduation, Rudolph plans to attend Winona State University to major in nursing.
Destiny Savickus is the daughter of Brenda and Shawn Savickus. She will graduate with a 3.85 gpa. During her high school career, Savickus took part in choir and worked at Riverside Assisted Living, McDonald’s and babysat.
After graduation, she plans to attend SCSU full-time and eventually obtain a degree in nursing.
Emma Stelten, the daughter of Kate Gaslin and Greg Stelten, will graduate with a 3.8 gpa. During high school, she participated in volleyball, basketball, speech, drama, band, robotics, NHS, Knowledge Bowl, Student Council, Kiva and Math League.
This fall, Stelten plans to attend SCSU to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Graduation ceremony for Royalton High School will take place Friday, May 20, beginning at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
The class motto for 2016 is “Only 47 years until we’re seniors again;” class flower is a rose; class colors are white and mint green and the class song is “Tattoos on this Town” by Jason Aldean.