The 2015 Observer & Eccentric Academic All-Star Team represents the most accomplished students from public, private and parochial schools in Oakland and western Wayne counties.
This year’s team has 30 students to mark the 30th year of the All-Star program. Seventeen team members posted 4.0 grade-point averages in high school and perfect ACT and/or SAT scores
Another 46 students are honorable mention and their scores are separated in most cases by a mere fraction of a point. They too merit praise.
On Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) the Observer & Eccentric / Thursday, May 14 theNorthville Record and Novi News will publish – in cooperation with Madonna University, our longtime major sponsor, a special section that showcases these outstanding students
Based in Livonia, Madonna is committed to teaching, scholarship and service.
Other community partners include Community Alliance Credit Union, a section sponsor, and Parkside Credit Union, the essay sponsor. One lucky all-star will win a $500 scholarship for an award-winning essay to be announced at the All-Star Awards Ceremony on May 15 at Madonna University.
The all-stars and runners up are smart, ambitious, caring and have high praise for the teachers who have made an impact on their lives. Take time to read about how involved these teens are and what they hope to accomplish in the future. We are proud of them and you will be too. They are examples of the good things happening in our local schools and communities today.
Judging the team were Carolyn Witte, principal of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills; Dan Willenborg, principal of Livonia Franklin High School; and Charlie Hollerith, principal of Bloomfield Hills High School. All three have been part of the program for more than a decade. The principals met in March to review the applications. The All-Star team is selected solely on academic achievement in academic subjects and SAT or ACT test scores.
The 2015 Team includes (Honorable Mention):