Lincoln High School Top Scholars
Lincoln High School held its 2012 graduation ceremonies Friday, June 1, 7 p.m. at the EMU Convocation Center. The class included 280 graduates.
Parents: David and Karen Abramowicz
Activities and Awards: Erin was a member of the National Honor Society. She received a merit scholarship to Eastern Michigan University as well as a music scholarship to EMU's school of music. Erin was nominated to perform in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band, by the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association.
Plans after graduation: Erin will attend Eastern Michigan University, majoring in musical performance.
Activities and Awards: Opeyemi was a part of numerous school organizations such as Key Club and National Honor Society. He has also taken part in sport such as Varsity Soccer and Varsity Track & Field. Opeyemi was a member of Lincoln High School’s Marching Band as well as the Symphonic Band for four years and has earned medals for his participation in the MSBOA Solo and Ensemble Festival. In addition to all of his activities, Opeyemi has also volunteered a great deal of hours to worthy organizations such as the Salvation Army, the community of Detroit, his school, and his public library.
Plans after graduation: Opeyemi will be attending the University of Michigan, majoring in some sort of engineering field. He will also be a part of the University of Michigan Marching Band.
Parents: Jennifer and Dusty Rutledge and Mark Burns
Activities and Awards: Elizabeth was a member and Student Council Representative for National Honor Society. She was also a member and Vice President of Student Council. Elizabeth was a four-year varsity cross country and track and field athlete. She has volunteered her time tutoring students and volunteering for Athletic Angels. Elizabeth graduated valedictorian.
Plans after graduation: Elizabeth will be attending the University of Michigan, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Activities and Awards: Brianna was inducted into the National Honor Society as a sophomore. She earned her honor letter and pins each year. Brianna has been awarded the Ronald E. Goldsberry Family MSU Black Alumni National Science Scholarship and was invited to join the Charles Drew Science Scholars program at MSU. Brianna played volleyball all four years and was a two-year varsity volleyball member. Brianna was floor captain both in her junior and senior year along with being team captain her senior year. In her junior year of volleyball Brianna was honored to receive the Splitter award to recognize her contributions to the team. As a senior, she was awarded the MVP, Defensive player of the year and Captain awards. Brianna was named to the All-Area volleyball team along with receiving an All-Conference Honorable mention in the SEC. She was awarded the Scholar athlete award in the SEC for volleyball all four years. In addition to high school volleyball, Brianna also participated in club volleyball every year since seventh grade. Brianna was a member of the Link-in freshman mentoring crew and she has also tutored, worked, and volunteered in the community.
Plans after graduation: Brianna will be attending Michigan State University where she will major in Chemistry with a career goal of becoming a Forensic Chemist.
Parents: Tamara and Eddie Davis
Activities and Awards: Elyse was a member of the National Honor Society where she completed numerous hours of community service and participated in many school events. During her sophomore year, Elyse was voted class representative and she was a member of the paint crew for the Seussical the Musical drama production. Elyse became a freshman mentor during her junior year and continued this activity through her senior year. She was also an active member of the prom committee during the 2010/2011 school year. During her senior year, she was selected for the SEC All Academic Team. In addition to maintaining a part-time job, Elyse volunteered weekly at a local veterinary clinic.
Plans After Graduation: Elyse will be attending the University of Michigan, majoring in biology and continuing her studies in Spanish.
Awards and Activities: Dylan is a member of the National Honor Society and has been since his tenth grade year. He has been in the choral program all four years of his high school career. He has gone to State Honors Choir two years in a row and went to the Michigan All-State Honors Choir this year. Dylan has received multiple superior ratings for solo singing at competitions. He has been in three drama productions, in which he was a secondary lead in two of them. Dylan played golf for three years and earned his varsity letter during his junior year. He was awarded the SEC All-Academic award for being in the top five of his class. During his senior year, he took three AP classes and passed with high honors in two of them. He is an active member of his church and has been an altar server for seven years.
Plans After Graduation: Dylan plans to study Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University with a minor vocal music.
Parent: Lisa Pinter
Activities and Awards: Jenna was on Honor Roll her entire school career. Her Freshman year she was on the swim team; her Sophomore she was on the softball team. Her senior year, Jenna was a freshman mentor and was involved with student council. In addition, Jenna was involved in Keyclub all four years of High School and voted Vice President of Keyclub for her senior year.
Plans after graduation: Jenna will be attending Western Michigan University.
Activities & Awards: Semaj served as Class of 2012 President (senior year), Class of 2012 Treasurer (sophomore year), Student Council Treasurer (two consecutive years), and Key Club Treasurer. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Link-In Crew, and Intergroup. Semaj has been a part-time employee at McDonalds for two years. He has volunteered at the Universal Living Center and frequently tutors at the library. Semaj has been a strong supporter of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), March of Dimes, National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID), and Adopt A Family. He has been on the High Honor Roll his entire high school career. Semaj received the President's Award for Academic Achievement, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, and earned his Academic Letter all four years. He graduated in the top 3% of his class.
Plans after Graduation: Semaj will be attending the University of Michigan, majoring in Business Administration specializing in human resource management.
Activities and Awards: Asia was the National Honor Society Vice President, the Key Club Secretary, the Student Council Secretary, a Senior Class Representative, a freshmen mentor, a section leader in the LHS Marching and Symphonic bands, salutatorian of her class, and a member of the SEC All-Academic Team. She played basketball for four years and ran track for three, receiving the SEC Sportsmanship and Scholar Athlete Awards her senior year. Asia also is a member of a community gospel choir called the Missionary Voices of Praise and sings in the New Hope Baptist Church Jr. Choir.
Plans after graduation: Asia will be attending Michigan State University, majoring in secondary education and specializing in mathematics.