Laney Balser (Valedictorian, 4.0 GPA)

Parents: Nickie Balser and Neil Balser, Hicksville

Clubs and activities: top 10%, all A honor roll, National Honor Society vice president, FLC president, science fair superior, student of the the quarter, softball team captain, golf, Family Literacy Night, summer lunch program

Post-high school plans: Laney will study animal science/pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Findlay with an SDI and Findlay Merit Scholarship.

Angela Betz (Valedictorian, 4.0 GPA)

Parents: David and Mary Betz, Hicksville

Clubs and activities: top 10%, National Merit Scholar finalist, OMEA flute contest class A, Yale Science & Engineering Award, Fern Kiefer Presentation Award, Gov. Edison’s Advanced Materials Award, science fair superior, Naval Science Award, Larry Zeedyk Physical Science Award, student council representative, senior class president, National Honor Society, Hicksville Aces bands, varsity track, varsity cross country, archery club, drama club, St. Michael’s youth group, 4-H/Junior Fair Board/Teen Leaders

Post-high school plans: Angela will attend the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., to study engineering with a Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Scholarship, Teen Leaders Scholarship/4-H Endowment and Northwestern Electric Children of Members Scholarship.

Micah Schroeder (Valedictorian, 4.0 GPA)

Parents: Jeff and Lorie Schroeder, Hicksville

Clubs and activities: top 10%, Hicksville Innovative Interviews Competition winner, National Congress for Future Scientists and Technologists delegate, State Science Fair superiors, student of the year, student council, National Honor Society, National Society for High School Scholars, varsity golf, varsity basketball, varsity softball, Hicksville Initiative house leader, choir, DARE mentor, church fair volunteer, Family Literacy Night volunteer, blood drive worker, summer lunch program, Mini Aces basketball volunteer coach, summer T-ball coach and class awards in algebra II, trigonometry, chemistry, honors English 11 and Spanish III

Post-high school plans: Micah will study biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

Barron Neidhardt (Salutatorian, 3.98 GPA)

Parents: Brent and Marsha Neidhardt, Hicksville

Clubs and activities: top 10%, academic team, high school musical, church youth group, volunteerism through church and National Honor Society, First Church of Christ and awards in financial management, physics and trigonometry/pre-calculus

Post-high school plans: Barron will study finance and theater at The Ohio State University, Columbus.

Katelyn Bergman (Salutatorian, 3.98 GPA)

Parents: Sean and Jennifer Bergman, Bryan

Clubs and activities: top 10%, National Honor Society treasurer, student council, drama club, foreign language club, dance, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, club volleyball, DARE camp mentor, Mini Aces volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, caroling in nursing homes

Post-high school plans: Katelyn will study biochemistry at Adrian College, Adrian, Mich., with a full-tuition scholarship.

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