The top 10 seniors at Westerville North High School have big plans for their futures.

The top 10 seniors at Westerville North High School have big plans for their futures.

Westerville high schools honor the 10 graduating seniors with the highest grade point averages instead of selecting a single valedictorian. All 30 students were recognized by the Westerville Kiwanis Club at a banquet held April 29.

Westerville North High School's graduation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus.

Students named to this year's Westerville North Academic Varsity are:

Paul Swinger, son of John Swinger and Nancy Russel. He has a grade point average of 4.767. He is a member of National Honor Society, Key Club and the Science Olympiad and tennis teams. Swinger plans to major in chemistry at Miami University, where he has been offered the Harrison Scholarship, as well as a National Merit Scholarship.

Amy Buck, daughter of Julie and Robert Buck, has a grade point average of 4.588. She is a member of National Honor Society, the school's Key Club, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial and In the Know teams. Buck also participated in crew and club soccer.

She plans to major in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where she has been offered a Faculty Honors Scholarship and a CWRU grant.

Kirsten Grady, daughter of Lisa and Charles Grady, has a grade point average of 4.572. She is a member of the National Honor Society, I-Can, the Young Republicans Club and her church youth group. Grady also takes music lessons and is employed part-time. She plans to major in Spanish and pre-law at Wofford College, where she has been awarded the Anna Todd Wofford Scholarship and the Success Initiative Scholarship.

Patrick Girvin is the son of Amy and James Girvin. He has a GPA of 4.567. Girvin participated in Science Olympiad, orchestra, marching band, pit orchestra and pep band. He is also a Boy Scout and has a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Girvin plans to attend the University of Cincinnati and major in mechanical engineering. He has been awarded the Cincinnatus Scholarship and an engineering scholarship.

Allison Lim is the daughter of Ellen and Edwin Lim. Her GPA is 4.561. She is a member of National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, In the Know and Girl Scouts. She is a dancer who performs ballet, modern jazz and musical theater. Lim plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University and major in biomedical engineering.

Matthew Schaublin, son of Natalie and Michael Schaublin, has a GPA of 4.528. He is a member of National Honor Society, Renassiance Club, the Warrior Way Leadership Team and WAVE. Schaublin is senior class president and played on the school's football, basketball and lacrosse teams. He plans to major in accounting/finance at Indiana University, where he has been awarded a Distinction Scholarship and the Hutton Honors College Scholarship.

Andrea Haugtvedt, daughter of Candace and Curtis Haugtvedt, has a GPA of 4.508. She is a member of National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, I-Can and Mock Trial. She also participated in Girl Scouts, the Westerville Puppet Posse, an Ultimate Frisbee team, dance, piano and tennis. Haugtvedt plans to attend The Ohio State University on a Distinguished Scholarship and a National Merit Scholarship. She plans to major in pharmaceutical sciences.

Lindsey Blum is the daughter of Lori and Philip Blum. Her grade point average is 4.491. She is a member of National Honor Society and is co-editor-in-chief of school newspaper, The Odyssey. She participated in powderpuff football and is tennis team co-captain. She plans to attend The Ohio State University, where she has been awarded a Maximus Scholarship. She will major in athletics training and Spanish.

Zachary Blum, son of Lori and Philip Blum, earned a GPA of 4.458. He is a member of the National Honor Society, played on the school's soccer and tennis teams and is active in his church youth group. Blum plans to major in engineering at OSU, where he has been awarded a Maximus Scholarship and an engineering scholarship.

Jordan Hicks, son of Cynthia and Robert Hicks, has a GPA of 4.419. He is a member of National Honor Society and the school's soccer team. He is also a Senior Mentor, a member of Young Life and is a Sunday school teacher. He plans to major in exercise science at OSU, where he has been awarded a Provost Scholarship.


Editor's note: The top 10 students from Westerville South High School will be featured in the June 3 edition of ThisWeek.