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Posted on Sun, Jun 19, 2011 : 5 a.m.

Greenhills School Top Scholars

By Carol Tietz

Greenhills School held its 2011 graduation ceremonies Sunday, June 5 on their campus. The class included 79 graduates.


Benjamin Froehlich

Parents: James Froehlich and Christine Persson

Activities and Awards: Ben was a member of the Greenhills Varsity tennis team, which won the Division IV State Championship in 2009 and 2010. He was a member of the State Championship Chess team in 2011, where he won a bronze medal in the State Finals. He is a National Merit Finalist, All-State Orchestra member on the violin in 2009 and Cum Laude Society member in 2010 and 2011. Ben has received the Greenhills Scholar awards and is an AP Scholar with distinction. He was a member of the math team that won back-to-back championships at the Math Field Day. He placed in the top 100 on the Michigan Math Prize Competition twice. He currently plays on the baseball team and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Plans after graduation: Ben plans to attend Yale University to study physics.


Shamik Ganguly

Parents: Anik Ganguly and Rashmi Luthra

Activities and Awards: Shamik was a National Merit Finalist, a Cum Laude inductee and student council treasurer. He has been a guitarist in the school jazz band for four years and has played tennis for four years, serving as JV tennis captain for two years. With his doubles partner, he won a Division 4 state title at the second doubles flight, helping win the team a third consecutive state championship.

Plans after graduation: Shamik plans to attend the University of Michigan. He will study engineering and music.


Vitoria "Viggy" Parr

Parents: Richard and Becky Parr

Activities and Awards: Viggy received the National Merit Scholarship and was inducted to the Cum Laude Society as a junior. She was honored as a Junior Rotarian in the fall. Viggy was captain of her varsity volleyball team this year and served as the secretary of the student council. She has been a staff writer for the Greenhills newspaper, The Alcove, and has been an editor of the Best American Non-Required Reading Anthology. Viggy has attended the Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University and has participated in the People to People Sports Ambassador program. She has engaged in various scientific research projects, including her own independent bacteriological research on athlete mouth guards and an internship at the University of Michigan's Department of Nuclear Medicine. Viggy loves creative writing and photography.

Plans after graduation: Viggy plans to attend Georgetown University, where she will major in biology.


Tessa Robertson

Parents: William and Katrin Robertson

Activities and Awards: Tessa was a member of the Greenhills chapter of the Cum Laude Society as an upperclassmen and was a Greenhills scholar in ninth, 10th and 11th grade. She was a National Merit Semi-Finalist and received the National Spanish Exam's gold award in ninth, 10th and 11th grade. Tessa served on the Ann Arbor Youth Council for four years and served as a co-chair her senior year. She was a trustee on the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation's board and was the first ever youth trustee for the Council of Michigan Foundations. Additionally, Tessa wrote for and edited the Greenhills student newspaper, The Alcove, for all four years and served as an editor-in-chief her senior year, and she was captain of the Greenhills Varsity Soccer team.

Plans after graduation: Tessa will attend Dartmouth College in the fall.



Sun, Jun 19, 2011 : 9:14 p.m.

four very lovely young people! Congrats to you all!