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Seniors Recognized at Annual Banquet

June 2nd, 2019

The Valley Lutheran Class of 2019 was recognized and celebrated at the recent Senior Banquet.   Various students were honored with scholarships, awards, acknowledgements of academic excellence, and more.  Below is a listing of these recognitions.

VALEDICTORIAN – Sterling Force, Kiran Ghotra, Devin Neumann
RECEIVING HONORS DIPLOMAS – Sydney Deutsch, Hannah Doan, Andrew Fritz, Dayna Gesinski, Kiran Ghotra, Miranda Hildebrant, Madison Hutchison, Warren Jacobs, Sydni Klein, Olivia Medina, Devin Neumann, Harmandeep Singh


  • Jerry Boehm Scholarship – Brady Hagenow
  • Paul Butterfield Memorial Scholarship – Abigail Arndt
  • Clarence and Helen Hackman Scholarship – Hannah Cmeyla
  • Arthur and Clara Mertz Scholarship – Hannah Cmeyla
  • Carol Moulton Nursing Scholarship – Madison Fehn
  • Patricia Rennert Scholarship – Hannah Cmeyla
  • James and Mollie Wheatley Scholarship – Hannah Cmeyla


  • Art – Hannah Doan and Mackenzie Zolton
  • English – Hannah Cmeyla and Katherine Weber
  • French – Christopher Plamondon
  • Math – Hannah Cmeyla and Devin Neumann
  • Music – Hannah Cmeyla and Matthew Jezowski
  • Physical Education – Matthew Bickel
  • Religion – Hannah Cmeyla
  • Science – Kiran Ghotra and Sydni Klein
  • Social Studies – Warren Jacobs
  • Spanish – Andrew Fritz and Kara Brechtelsbauer


  • Class Officers – Timothy Smith (P), Abigail Arndt (VP), Kara Brechtelsbauer (S), Mackenzie Bernreuter (T)
  • Music – Warren Jacobs and Lauren Koltvedt
  • Student Council Executive Board – Eden Belill (P), Jaccilynne Bodrie (T), Sydni Klein (H)
  • Drama – Chloe Haynes and Ryan Nuenke
  • Yearbook – Mackenzie Bernreuter and Miranda Hildebrant


  • Bev Feldkamp Pro Merito Award – Miranda Cisneros
  • Tom Roekle Scholar Athlete Award – Brady Hagenow and Katherine Weber
  • Steve Zill Christian Service Award – Hannah Cmeyla
  • Tri-Valley All-Academic Team – Pierce Force, Sterling Force, and Devin Neumann
  • Key Club International – Dayna Gesinski, Kiran Ghotra, Chloe Haynes, Miranda Hildebrant, Warren Jacobs, Ben Palmreuter, Harmandeep Singh
  • MHSAA Scholar Athlete School Award – Mackenzie Bernreuter and Madison Fehn
  • Career & Technical Education Program Completion – Mason Lugg, Colton Stefanski, Jonathan White, Parker Wynne
  • DAR Good Citizen Award – Chloe Haynes
  • Michigan Masons Scholarship – Jonathan White
  • McDonald’s McScholar of the Year Scholarship – Ethan Engelhardt and Jonathan Giglio
  • Optimist Club of Saginaw “Youth Appreciation Day” – Mackenzie Bernreuter and Hunter Fehn
  • Saginaw Rotary Club – Hannah Doan
  • Concordia University, Ann Arbor
    • Tim Smith – Regents Scholarship: total award of $32,000
  • Concordia University – Nebraska
    • Hannah Cmeyla – Regents Scholarship: total award of $66,000
  • Covenant HealthCare Foundation
    • Devin Neumann – Covenant HealthCare Volunteers’ Scholarship: $2000
  • Delta College
    • Eden Belill – President’s Honors Scholarship: full tuition, books, and fees for 2 years
  • Ferris State University
    • Abigail Arndt and Kara Brechtelsbauer – Founder’s Scholarship: total award of $50,520
  • Grand Valley State University
    • Brett Daenzer and Drew Greenwood – Laker Scholarship: total award of $8000
    • Andrew Gunn – Award for Excellence: total award of $20,000
    • Madison Fehn – Award for Excellence and Award of Distinction Presidential Scholarship: total award of $48,000
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship (SAT of 1200 or higher)
    • Abigail Arndt, Ethan Engelhardt, Kiran Ghotra, Benjamin Palmreuter, Eden Belill, Hunter Fehn, Jonathan Giglio, Christopher Plamondon, Mackenzie Bernreuter, Madison Fehn, Andrew Gunn, Timothy Smith, Jaccilynne Bodrie, Pierce Force, Chloe Haynes, Katherine Weber, Kara Brechtelsbauer, Sterling Force, Warren Jacobs, Joseph Wolter, Hannah Cmeyla, Andrew Fritz, Sydni Klein, Hannah Doan, Dayna Gesinski, Devin Neumann
  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence (3.5 GPA & above)
    • Kasey Appold, Brett Daenzer, Jonathan Giglio, Christopher Plamondon, Abigail Arndt, Sydney Deutsch, Drew Greenwood, Aryn Schardt, Eden Belill, Hannah Doan, Andrew Gunn, Harmandeep Singh, Mackenzie Bernreuter, Robert Eggers, Brady Hagenow, Timothy Smith, Matthew Bickel, Madison Fehn, Chloe Haynes, Mason Strawn, Connor Biggins, Pierce Force, Miranda Hildebrant, Katherine Weber, Jaccilynne Bodrie, Sterling Force, Warren Jacobs, Joseph Wolter, Jared Braley, Andrew Fritz, Sydni Klein, Mackenzie Zolton, Kara Brechtelsbauer, Dayna Gesinski, Devin Neumann, Hannah Cmeyla, Kiran Ghotra, Benjamin Palmreuter
  • President’s Award for Educational Achievement
    • Miranda Cisneros and Madison Hutchison
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Miranda Hildebrant
  • National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student
    • Devin Neumann
  • Saginaw Community Foundation
    • Mackenzie Zolton – Frank N. Anderson Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Emily Frederick – Emly Anne Dressler Memorial Scholarship ($500)
    • Sydney Deutsch and Chloe Haynes – MI Sugar Company Employee Scholarship ($1000)
    • Gillian Butler – Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr., Cosmetology Scholarship ($500), Tiderington Family Scholarship ($500)
  • Saginaw Valley State University
    • Connor Biggins – Dean’s Scholarship: total award of $16,000
    • Jacob Fordney – Dean’s Scholarship & Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship: total award of $17,000
    • Chloe Haynes – Dean’s Scholarship, Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship & Great Lakes Bay Youth Leadership Institute Scholarship: total award of $18,500
    • Warren Jacobs – Founders Scholarship, Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship & Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center Scholarship: total award of $22,600
    • Devin Neumann – President’s Scholarship: total award of $47,128
  • State of Michigan Representative Rodney Wakeman – Certificate of Commendation
    • All students in the Class of 2019
  • State of Michigan Senator Ken Horn – Letter of Congratulations
    • All students in the Class of 2019
The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.