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GRCHS Seniors 2020
GRCHS 2020 Top 10 Seniors

Grand Rapids Christian Schools is blessed to enroll thousands of students, each with a variety of wonderful gifts and talents. Students created in God’s image who, through the loving prayers of parents, grandparents, and staff, are nurtured in their faith and prepared to be effective servants of Christ. 

On May 19, 2020, Grand Rapids Christian High School graduated 212 seniors who join more than 25,000+ alumni living throughout the world. Their graduation, although different than what they had expected, represents a culmination of educational and life experiences they will not forget.

Each graduating class is comprised of students whose academic accomplishments are truly remarkable. The Class of 2020 is no exception. Join us as we recognize the Class of 2020’s top graduates for their outstanding academic achievements!

Students are listed in alphabetical order.

Miriam DeVries

GPA: 4.361

Parents: Alan and Karen DeVries

What activities did you participate in during high school? 
Co-Concertmaster of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony
Science Olympiad
Member of the Mayor's Youth Council
National Honor Society
Tutoring
Orchestra (Violin)

Awards and Honors:
National Merit Finalist
Anderson Award from the GR Youth Symphony
Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) and Michigan Youth Arts Festival(MYAF) Honors
National Orchestra Award
Outstanding Student in Social Studies (GRCHS) 

College: Yale University
Major/Course of Study: Political Science

Aaron Gronsman

GPA: 4.266

Parents: Ana Gronsman-Francis and John Francis

What activities did you participate in during high school? 
National Honor Society
Soccer team
Ski team

Awards and Honors:
AP Scholar with distinction

College: University of Michigan College of Engineering
Major/Course of Study: Mechanical Engineering

Anna Hart

GPA: 4.292

Parents: Brian and Lindsay Hart

What activities did you participate in during high school? 
National Honor Society
Student Ambassadors
Cross Country
Track and Field
Lacrosse

College: University of Michigan
Major/Course of Study: Pre-med

Luc Hascall

GPA: 4.313

Parents: Dag and Jennifer Hascall

What activities did you participate in during high school?
Soccer (4 years)
Swimming (2 years)
Rotary Interact  

Awards and Honors:
National Merit Commended Scholar
AP Scholar with distinction
1st place in school for AMC

College: University of Michigan, College of Engineering
Major/Course of Study: Aerospace Engineering

Benjamin Peterson

GPA: 4.354

Parents: Marc and Dawn Peterson

What activities did you participate in during high school?
Cross Country
Track
Science Olympiad
Student Congress
National Honor Society
Tutoring

Awards and Honors:
National Merit Finalist
GRCHS Scholar-Athlete Award

College: University of Alabama
Major/Course of Study: Engineering

Benjamin Scofield

GPA: 4.264

Parents: Thomas and Pamela Scofield

What activities did you participate in during high school? 
National Honor Society
Youth Culture Club (YCC)
Theater
Chamber Chorale
Soccer 

Awards and Honors:
Certificate of Academic Achievement (Highest Honors)

College: Calvin University
Major/Course of Study: Pre-Med, Psychology, Biochemistry

Hyeonsu (Brian) Shin

GPA: 4.291

Parents: Yeonjin Kong and Myungsig Shin

What activities did you participate in during high school?
National Honors Society
Forensics
Global Ambassadors
Cross Country

Awards and Honors:
Certificate of Academic Achievement — Highest Honors

College: Purdue University. Brian is also waiting for entrance results from Nanyang University, located in Singapore
Major/Course of Study: Engineering (Purdue) or College of Engineering, Undecided

Lauren Timmer

GPA: 4.286

Parents: Jeff and Carolyn Timmer

What activities did you participate in during high school?
National Honor Society
Soccer
Cross Country (9th)
Adventure Club
Props Committee (the Little Mermaid)
German American Partnership Program (GAPP) 

Awards and Honors:
Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award (11th)
Rainbow Scholarship
Outstanding Student in Science (GRCHS)

College: Calvin University
Major/Course of Study: Pre-Med

Margaret VanderWoude

GPA: 4.266

Parents: Doug and Amy VanderWoude

What activities did you participate in during high school?
National Honor Society (11-12)
Science Olympiad (9-12)
Basketball (9-10)
Track & Field (9-12)
Cross Country (9-12)
Orchestra (9-12)
Kids’ Food Basket Youth Action Board

Awards and Honors:
Academic Highest Honors (9-12)
Grand Rapids Econ Club Essay Contest Finalist

College: University of Michigan
Major/Course of Study: LSA Honors College, Undecided

Josiah Woltjer

GPA: 4.268

Parents: Vince and Tricia Woltjer

What activities did you participate in during high school?
National Honor Society
Football
Track

Awards and Honors:
National Merit Commended Scholar
Rensselaer Medalist

College: Wheaton College
Major/Course of Study: Mechanical Engineering