Here are the other 2017 Star Students “honorable mention” designees:

Natalie Dubaj

Alliance High School

GPA: 3.96 Rank: Second of 175.

College: University of Mount Union

•?National Honor Society

•?Varsity Letter, Competition Show Choir

•?23 credit hours going into college

Willis Brienza

Alliance High School

GPA: 3.89 Rank: Third of 175.

College: University of Mount Union

•?Top 10 percent

•?Full ride to the University of Mount Union

•?Elks Teen of the Month

Katie Gordon

Aurora High School

GPA: 4.40

College: Ohio State University

•?Suburban League First Team, Greater Cleveland Second Team for soccer

•?Highest fall sport GPA, 5.06 first semester

•?Accepted into Ohio State’s honors college

Tyler Thieding

Aurora High School

GPA: 4.347

College: Case Western Reserve University

•?First Tech Challenge Robotics World Champion

•?Eagle Scout

•?Founder of Tech Tuesday, a community program to provide local senior citizens with free computer support.

Nathan Cornelius

Barberton High School

GPA: 3.95 Rank: Eighth of 259.

College: University of Akron

•?Graduating with summa cum laude academic recognition

•?Earning 3.95 cumulative grade point average

•?Outstanding Student Award for achievement in math and science from Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific societies

Kearson Petruzzi

Black River High School

GPA: 4.6 Rank: First of 100.

College: Ohio State University

•?Black River High School Class of 2017 valedictorian

•?Four-year letterman in cheerleading

•?National Honor Society president

Bailey Scheck

Black River High School

GPA: 4.51 Rank: Second of 97

College: Hiram College

•?2016 Girls State representative

•?2017 salutatorian

•?Presidential scholarship, Hiram College

Rushil Raghavan

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

GPA: 4.528 Rank: Eighth of 365.

College: Ohio State University

•?National qualifier in debate

•?12th in the state for OCTM Math Contest

•?Chemistry Olympiad national exam qualifier

Alyssa Holzinger

School: Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

GPA: 4.553 Rank: Fifth of 364.

College: Ohio State University

•?Academically placed in the top

•?Student Council executive secretary

•?2016 National Merit Commended Scholar

Tesha McCann

Buchtel High School

GPA: 3.83 Rank: Second of 108

College: Kent State University

•?Judge Harold K. Stubbs scholar

•?Student Council president

•?Will graduate high school with 29 college credits

Melissa Matz

Buckeye High School

GPA: 4.678 Rank: First of 188.

College: Kent State University

•?Valedictorian of the Class of 2017

•?Making the decision to become baptized

Rylee Brown

Canton McKinley Senior High School

GPA: 4.5 Rank: Third of 361.

College: Hiram College

•?Stark County Teen of the Month

•?Homecoming queen

Isabella Ricchetti

Central Catholic High School

GPA: 4.55 Rank: Second of 75.

College: Kent State University

•?Highest GPA in volleyball

•?Academic Excellence Award for volleyball

•?National Honor Society

A.J. Miller

Chippewa High School

GPA: 4.4

College: Walsh University

•?National Honor Society

•?Marching band president

•?Cross country captain

Madelyn Metz

Chippewa High School

GPA: 4.5

College: Kent State University, NEOMED

•?Acceptance into NEOMED-direct admit

•?National Honor Society

•?Dean’s List, Wayne College

Jodi Klotzle

Cloverleaf High School

GPA: 4.65 Rank: First of 186.

University of Akron

•?Valedictorian

•?Academic Achievements (president of Emerald Key in eighth grade)

•?Giving herself to God, being involved in church

Cameron Billy

Cloverleaf High School

GPA: 4.47 Rank: Fourth of 186.

College: University of Alabama

•?Earning a full-time scholarship to the University of Alabama

•?Being the captain of varsity soccer

•?Lettering in three sports

Renee Prentice

Coventry High School

GPA: 4.04 Rank: Fifth of 184.

College: University of Mount Union

•?4.0 throughout high school career

•?National Honor Society

•?Ranking fifth in class

Dillan Raines

Coventry High School

GPA: 3.94 Rank: 14th of 184.

College: Malone University

•?Went to state meet in junior year for the 4x200 team in track

• Student athlete of the week for WAKR

•?Student of the month in September

Benjamin Pearce

Crestwood High School

Rank: 10th of 147

College: Kent State University

•?President of National Honor Society

•?Ranked 10th in class

•?Eagle Scout

Parris Bryant

Cuyahoga Falls High School

GPA: 4.481

College: University College of Dublin

•?Full year of the post-secondary at Kent State University

•?Attendance of the Envision Young Leadership Conference

•?Getting accepted into an overseas college

Joel Garvin

Cuyahoga Falls High School

GPA: 4.22

College: John Carroll University and Borromeo Seminary

•?Cuyahoga Falls Top Tiger, November 2016

•?Certified Volunteer Ski Patroller

•?High Honor Roll throughout all of high school

McKenzie Pile

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

GPA: 4.396 Rank: Third of 162.

College: Wheaton College

•?National Honor Society member for two years

•?Captain on cross country team

•?Royal Scholar (4.0+ GPA for seven semesters of high school)

Ricky Peterson

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

GPA: 4.188 Rank: 16th of 162.

College: U.S. Air Force Academy

•?Incoming cadet at the United States Air Force Academy

•?Two-time state track participant

•?Royal Scholar (4.0+ GPA for seven semesters of high school)

Matthew Gothard

School: East Canton High School

GPA: 4.0 Rank: First of 68

College: Vanderbilt University

•?President of high school class for all four years

•?First author of abstract accepted for the 2017 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress

•?AP Scholar with honor

Emily Bosler

East Canton High School

Rank: Third of 68

College: University of Akron

•?National Honor Society 100 Hour Club

•?Dean’s List at Stark State

•?Regional qualifier for Believe Ohio Competition

Matthew Fowler

Fairless High School

GPA: 4.0

College: Kent State University

•?Accepted to three schools of music by audition

•?Participated in six honors bands

•?Received five superior ratings on musical solos

Jenna Pumneo

Fairless High School

GPA: 4.0 Rank: First of 133.

College: Malone University

•?Guatemala medical mission trip volunteer

•?Fairless High School Athlete of the Year

•?Ranked first graduating class

Kayla Kuntzman

Field High School

GPA: 4.0 Rank: First of 168.

College: Ohio State University

•?Cross country varsity captain

•?Valedictorian

•?College credit plus

Estelle Dowling

Firestone Community Learning Center

GPA: 4.13 Rank: 11th of 265.

College: The College of Wooster

•?National Honor Society

•?Akron Children’s Hospital volunteer

•?Akron School of the Arts

Hannah Werren

GlenOak High School

GPA: 4.83 Rank: Fourth of 458.

College: U.S. Naval Academy

•?Receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

•?Changing the lives of youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

•?Qualifying for the state cross country meet three times

Arman Aboutorabi

Green High School

Rank: First of 297.

College: Miami University

•?Ohio House of Representatives letter of recognition

•?National Merit Finalist

•?Played Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon

Lauren Goldie

Green High School

GPA: 4.63 Rank: Second of 297.

College: Miami University

•?National Merit Finalist

•?Buckeye Girls State delegate

•?Salutatorian

Michael Back

Highland High School

GPA: 4.415 Rank: 16th of 285.

College: Kent State University

•?Eagle Scout from 2016

•?Top 10 percent of senior class

•?National Honor Society member

Angela Myers

Hoover High School

GPA: 4.563 Rank: Second of 373.

College: Elon University

•?Published writer in the Kenyon Young Writers’ Anthology

•?National qualifier and district champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate

•?Middle school debate coach

Magdelena Haas

Hudson High School

GPA: 4.72 Rank: First of 398.

College: Purdue University

•?State and national qualifier in swimming

•?Lead in Hudson’s Les Miserables

•?Ranked first in class

Tyler Richey

Hudson High School

GPA: 4.46 Rank: 24th of 398.

College: Ohio State University Honors College

•?Best attorney, Mock Trial

•?Two-time varsity rugby letterman

•?Band squad leader

Samuel Shen

School: Jackson High School

GPA: 4.7

College: Ohio State University

•?2017 state basketball champions

•?Lacrosse captain 11th and 12th grade

•?Two-year National Honor Society member

Julia Zalewski

Kent Roosevelt High School

GPA: 3.981

College: Case Western Reserve University

•?Three-year tennis varsity letter winner

•?Harvard book award

•?Buckeye Girls State delegate

Kyle William Patrick

Kent Roosevelt High School

GPA: 3.702

College: West Virginia University

•?Eagle Scout

•?The Rough Rider award

•?Swim and lacrosse team captain

James Kontur

Lake Center Christian

GPA: 4.09 Rank: 11th of 45.

College: Malone University

•?First-Team All-State Baseball 2016

•?Academic Athlete Award 2015-16

•?National Honor Society president 2016-17

Shaun Cox

Manchester High School

GPA: 4.179 Rank: Second of 116.

College: Virginia Military Institute

•?Four-year ROTC scholarship to VMI

•?Eagle Scout

•?President of Manchester band

Anna Wandel

Manchester High School

GPA: 4.179 Rank: Second of 116

College: Ohio State University

•?Joseph A. Ashley scholarship honoree

•?Earned an honors diploma

•?Four-year academic award winner

Benjamin Carman

Marlington High School

GPA: 4.3942 Rank: Fifth of 170

College: Ohio University

•?Eagle Scout

•?Accepted into Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University for math and computer science

• Received over nine superior ratings at solo and ensemble in saxophone and voice

Rebekah Locke

Marlington High School

GPA: 4.5251 Rank: First of 170

College: Geneva College

•?Valedictorian

•?National Honor Society president

•?Elks Teenager of the Year

Gabe Nicolini

Massillon Christian School

GPA: 3.8615 Rank: First of three.

College: Kent State University

•?Academic excellence

•?Good friend

•?Competitive athlete

Kassandra Blackburn

Medina High School

College: Ashland University

•?National Merit Scholarship finalist

•?Volunteer/foster for SPCA/Kitten Crazy

•?Excellent study, kind, caring

Leah Steirer

Medina High School

GPA: 4.5 Rank: Fifth of 575.

College: John Carroll University

•?Being an Ohio High School Speech League debate state qualifier

•?Graduating top 10 in class

•?2016 homecoming candidate

Logan Hunt

Mogadore High School

GPA: 4.26 Rank: Second of 65.

College: University of Akron

•?Graduating salutatorian

•?Becoming vice president of class

•?Becoming vice president of National Honor Society

Abigail Lentz

Mogadore High School

GPA: 4.47 Rank: First of 65

College: Walsh University

•?Accepted to Walsh’s Honors College

•?Valedictorian

•?Lettered in academics (four years) and volleyball (two years)

Danielle Bobay

School: Nordonia High School

GPA: 4.55 Rank: First of 290

College: Case Western Reserve University

•?Varsity soccer captain

•?National Honor Society treasurer

•?Good grades all four years

Samuel Fujikawa

Nordonia High School

GPA: 4.52 Rank: Third of 290

College: Vassar College

•?2017 Dazzle Award nomination for best actor

•?Commended National Merit Student

•?Performed in eight of high school’s musicals

Emily Butler

North Royalton High School

GPA: 4.3

College: Ohio State University

•?Going to state for cross country

•?Vice president of National Honor Society

• Homecoming queen

John Schuller

Northwestern High School

GPA: 4.73 Rank: Third of 110

College: University of Akron

•?Completed credits at the University of Akron with a 3.83 GPA

•?Community Service/recycling efforts

•?Officer in marching band

Jeff Dilyard

Orrville High School

GPA: 4.487 Rank: First of 101.

College: Faith Baptist Bible College

•?First-place talents for Christ National Preaching Award

•?Third-place award for Ohio Capital Conference tennis award

•?Ranked first in graduating class

Olivia Anderson

Orrville High School

GPA: 3.828 Rank: 16th of 107.

College: Kent State University

•?Rotary International exchange student for 2017-2018

•?Editor of Orrville High School yearbook 2016-2017

•?Earth Science Club vice president

Kyle Wright

Ravenna High School

GPA: 3..979 Rank: First of 176

College: Kent State University

•?Class of 2017 valedictorian

•?Class vice president for four years

•?2016 Ravenna homecoming king

Anthony Pignataro

Revere High School

GPA: 4.45 Rank: Eighth of 209

College: Ohio State University

•?National qualifier Lincoln-Douglas debate

•?National Merit Finalist

•?Graduation speaker of 29th class of Junior Leadership Akron

Andrea Vale

Rittman High School

GPA: 3.937 Rank: First of 77

College: University of Cincinnati

•?Valedictorian

•?11 varsity letters

•?Varsity soccer captain (sophomore-senior years)

Mira Clavecilla

Rootstown High School

College: University of South Carolina

•?Showed at Youth Quarter Horse World Championship 2016

•?Three-year vice president

•?Honors diploma

Bryce Offenberger

Sandy Valley High School

GPA: 3.688 Rank: Third of 126

College: University of Toledo

•?School record for most 3-pointers in a career

•?Pre-calculus and chemistry student of the year

•?Four-year letter winner in academics, basketball and golf

Alexandria Howell

Sandy Valley High School

GPA: 4.0 Rank: First of 127

College: Ohio State University

•?2017 Sandy Valley valedictorian

•?2017 homecoming queen (winter)

•?Summa cum laude

Daniel Scott Boyes

Smithville High School

GPA: 4.57 Rank: First of 102

College: Baldwin Wallace University

•?Straight-A student

•?Three-sport athlete

•?National Honor Society

Emma Gochnauer

Smithville High School

GPA: 4.533 Rank: Fourth of 99

College: Ohio State University

•?National Honor Society member

•?All A’s through high school

•?First chair French horn

Jade Johnson

Springfield High School

College: Kent State University

•?Salutatorian

•?National Honor Society

• Band vice president and choir president

Milos Tolj

Stow-Munroe Falls High School

Rank: First of 440

College: Ohio State University

•?Public Forum State auditor

•?Goizueta Legacy Scholar

Cameron Casenhiser

Stow-Munroe Falls High School

GPA: 4.580 Rank: Second of 440

College: Ohio State University

•?President of Student Council

•?National Qualifier in Public Forum Debate

•?Captain of the soccer team

Zach DeLisio

Strongsville High School

GPA: 4.788 Rank: Third of 519

College: Ohio State University

•?National Merit Finalist

•?Top 5 percent

•?Three-year captain on the varsity lacrosse team

Samantha Stelnicki

Strongsville High School

GPA: 4.849 Rank: First of 519

College: Ohio State University

•?Being first in the class

•?Being able to commit to a sport, while keeping grades up

•?Being a part of ELA Alumni Board

Jadon Wolf

Tallmadge

GPA: 4.554 Rank: Fourth of 187

College: Case Western Reserve University

•?National Merit Finalist

•?National Honor Society president

•?Tutoring students with learning disabilities

Nick Carcione

Twinsburg High School

GPA: 4.472 Rank: Fourth of 307

College: Ohio State University

•?National Merit Finalist

•?Participation in the Rotary Leadership Camp

•?Taking second place in Suburban League Conference doubles

Nathan Timmerman

Wadsworth High School

GPA: 4.5 Rank: First of 360

College: Northwestern University

•?Perfect score on the ACT

•?National Merit Scholarship finalist

•?Top five in class

Michaela Macko

Wadsworth High School

GPA: 4.384 Rank: Fourth of 361

College: Kent State University, NEOMED

•?USASA competitive snowboarding, placed fourth in slalom and fifth in giant slalom at nationals

•?Attending Kent State through NEOMED’s B.S./M.D. six-year program

•?Succeeding academically, achieving all A’s and taking AP classes

Roman Gioglio

Walsh Jesuit High School

GPA: 4.3

College: Ohio State University

•?President of senior class

•?Leader and founder of Walsh Jesuit Green Team

•?Captain of Walsh Jesuit soccer team

Quinn Piorkowski

Washington High School

GPA: 4.714 Rank: Second of 272

College: University of Akron

•?Massillon Tiger Swing Band

•?National Honor Society

•?Outstanding Senior Boy finalist

Rory Jonathan Chabak

Waynedale High School

GPA: 4.0 Rank: Eighth of 87

College: West Point

•?Accepted/Appointment to West Point

•?National Honor Society president

•?Cross country captain

Zachary Bloom

Western Reserve Academy

GPA: 7.5/7.0

College: Vanderbilt or Washington University in St. Louis

•?National Merit Finalist

•?Eagle Scout

•?Attended Heidelberg International Science Summer School

Alice Wu

Western Reserve Academy

7.7/7.0

College: Vanderbilt University

•?Presidential Scholar semifinalist

•?Performed at Carnegie Hall after honorable mention for the American Protege International Concerto Competition

•?National Merit Finalist

Elizabeth Richmond

Windham High School

GPA: 4.0

College: Bowling Green State University

•?Valedictorian

•?Vice president of band in 2016

•?National Honor Society

Clarissa Jenkins

Woodridge High School

GPA: 4.54 Rank: Second of 177

College: Kent State University

•?Senior class president

•?National Honor Society president

•?Four-year varsity soccer player