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Posted on Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

Top Scholars 2013: Honoring academic achievement from Washtenaw County high schools

By Staff

Editor's note: Top scholars will be running in both the Thursday and Sunday editions of the newspaper.

Here are the top scholars from the 2012-2013 graduating classes of Washtenaw County's high schools.


Pioneer graduates line up at a previous commencement.

Beginning Sunday, June 2, the students will be featured in the print edition of The profiles will run in batches. In today's paper are Chelsea High School, Clonlara Campus School, Community High School, Central Academy, Father Gabriel Richard High School, Huron High School and Dexter High School.

Ann Arbor Huron High School Top Scholars

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Top Scholars

Calvary Christian Academy Top Scholars

Central Academy Top Scholars

Chelsea High School Top Scholars

Clonlara Campus School Top Scholars

Community High School Top Scholars

Dexter High School Top Scholars

Father Gabriel Richard High School Top Scholars

Greenhills School Top Scholars

Lincoln High School Top Scholars

Manchester High School Top Scholars

Milan High School Top Scholars

Michigan Islamic Academy Top Scholars

Rudolf Steiner School Top Scholars

Saline High School Top Scholars

Skyline High School Top Scholars

Washtenaw Christian Academy Top Scholars

Washtenaw Technical Middle College Top Scholars

Whitmore Lake High School Top Scholars

Willow Run High School Top Scholars

Ypsilanti High School Top Scholars


Julie Baker

Fri, Jun 14, 2013 : 3:49 p.m.

Looks like the last batch of Top Grads will be running in the Sunday, June 16 paper. Those will be Washtenaw Christian, Washtenaw Technical, Whitmore Lake, Willow Run and Ypsilanti.


Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 4:56 p.m.

Thank you for recognizing the hard work of these students. My son is the top scholar for Washtenaw Christian Academy. Do you know when his bio will run in the print edition. I hope I have not already missed it. If so, is it possible to purchase a back issue for his scrapbook?

Julie Baker

Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 5:04 p.m.

Hi Debi. We're now more than halfway through the schools in print, so Washtenaw Christian Academy should be running in one of the next couple editions. I can follow up with you in this comment thread when I know for sure when it's running or feel free to email me at

Julie Baker

Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 5:32 p.m.

Top Scholars includes the top 5 percent of graduating students. We ask the schools to provide us with those names.


Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 4:22 p.m.

Could we please get an actual response from the staff members who posted these lists as to what criteria was used and who selected these top scholars? This is an obvious question that has been left unanswered for more than 24 hours now.


Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 1:46 p.m.

Good Job and Bravo to the students and their parents! After looking at a few schools "Good Parenting" must be the key because more than one school had two students in the honoring academic achievement list with the same parents. I am willing to bet that pass and future school list will show these same parents.


Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 12:49 p.m.

Why do we have "Ann Arbor Huron", "Ann Arbor Pioneer", and "Skyline" listed? Why not "Ann Abor Skyline"?


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 7:07 p.m.

Congrats to these and all grads!

Angry Moderate

Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 5:58 p.m.

Barely any of the top scholars from Huron, Pioneer, Community, and Skyline are black or Hispanic. What is the school board going to do to fix this?


Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 12:03 a.m.

Maybe the black and Hispanic students don't want to succeed in this way? Maybe they value other things in life? Who is able to judge except these students themselves?

Angry Moderate

Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 9:48 p.m.

Melissa: ok, so what should we tell black and Hispanic parents so that they can be more like white and Asian households? The school board could put together some parenting advice so that they too can raise top scholars.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 9:15 p.m.

mmmm. Culture differences. Try living the life of a young Asian kid vs. a black or hispanic. The household is ran completely sure it would suprise you and everyone else.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 8:31 p.m.

This is what is known as "race baiting". A bait that is often taken, hook, line and sinker by the AAPS school board.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 7:55 p.m.

Any excuse the board offered would just be a crutch.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 7:06 p.m.

Although I think you are being facetious, I thought the most glaring thing was the gender gap. If it were reversed then this comment section would be full to the brim.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 1:18 p.m.

Bravo to you all for your hard work and dedication! This is prime evidence that our country and schools produce talented young people. All those who assisted in their success should be proud.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 1:14 p.m.

Could you clarify how the top scholars are selected.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 6:47 p.m.

Not sure but I think it has something to do with grades.


Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 4:51 p.m.

In years past they have said the top 5%, but I don't know if that is still true. I also don't know if that is based on weighted or un-weighted GPAs.

Morris Thorpe

Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 2:10 p.m.

A good question.