Westerville Central High School seniors will receive their diplomas at 2 p.m. May 28 at the Ohio Expo Center's Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th St.

Westerville Central High School seniors will receive their diplomas at 2 p.m. May 28 at the Ohio Expo Center's Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th St.

The commencement ceremony will feature a combined speech by Alexandra Chudik and Samantha Rothney, and speeches by Jacob Coate and Holly Fisher, all of whom auditioned for and were selected by a panel of the school's faculty and staff.

The 2011 Westerville Central Academic Varsity, or the school's top 10 students, include:

Holly Loushin, daughter of Allan and Suzie Loushin, will graduate with a 4.632 grade point average. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the swimming and volleyball teams and is a water safety instructor.

Loushin plans to attend the University of Florida to major in biology. She has been awarded the University of Florida's Gator Nation Scholarship.

Courtney Jones, daughter of Hugh and Patricia Jones. will graduate with a 4.61 grade point average. She played on the varsity soccer team for three years and played club soccer with Columbus Crew Juniors. She also volunteered at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital and at CHA Animal Shelter and was the treasurer of the National Honor Society.

Jones plans to attend Carleton College but is undecided on a major. She has been awarded the Westerville Central Academic Boosters' Female Top Academic Warhawk scholarship and was a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

Sean Bloor, son of Brian and Lori Bloor, will graduate with a 4.584 grade point average. He was a National Merit finalist, treasurer of the National Honor Society and a member of Key Club and band.

Bloor plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to major in biology. He has been awarded the University of Cincinnati's Cincinnatus Excellence Scholarship, the Genoa Middle School PTSA Scholarship and the Westerville Central Academic Boosters' Male Top Academic Warhawk scholarship.

Jacob Marburger, son of Paul and Jacquelyn Marburger, will graduate with a 4.578 grade point average. He was a member of the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, Renaissance Club, Interact Club, National Honor Society and the Superintendent's Advisory Council.

Marburger plans to attend the United States Naval Academy to major in political science. He has been awarded the Pat Tiberi Nomination for the U.S. Naval Academy Scholarship.

Meg Mansfield, daughter of Douglas and Eri Mansfield, will graduate with a 4.566 grade point average. She was a member of the varsity girls lacrosse team, the National Honor Society, Renaissance Club, Interact Club and Ski Club, and was a statistician for the varsity boys basketball team.

Mansfield plans to attend the University of California Berkeley to major in international studies. She has been awarded the university's merit scholarship and leadership award.

Emily Kvalheim, daughter of David and Jill Kvalheim, will graduate with a 4.563 grade point average. She was president of Key Club, co-president of Invisible Children, a Sunday-school teacher, an English-as-a-Second-Language teacher, and a member of the National Honor Society, youth group and Bible study.

Kvalheim plans to attend American University to major in political science and international relations. She has been awarded an American University Dean's Scholarship, the Robert Frost Elementary PTA Scholarship, the Westerville Central Academic Boosters Silver and Black Award and Soroptomist International's Violet Richardson Award.

Chelsea Staab, daughter of Ronald and Linda Staab, will graduate with a 4.557 grade-point average. She was a member of the swim team, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad and Key Club and was a kennel attendant at the Big Walnut Animal Care Center, a Special Olympics swim coach and a swim instructor.

Staab plans to attend Drury University to major in biology, chemistry or pre-veterinary medicine. She has been awarded the Drury University Trustee Scholarship, a Drury University athletic scholarship for swimming, the Drury University Alumni Children's Scholarship and the Westerville American Association of University Women Scholarship.

Colin Bloor, son of Brian and Lori Bloor, will graduate with a 4.425 grade point average. He was a Buckeye Boys State delegate and a member of Key Club and the National Honor Society.

Bloor plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to major in biology. He has been awarded the University of Cincinnati's Cincinnatus Scholarship.

Matt Phillips, son of Fred and Leah Phillips, will graduate with a 4.399 grade point average. He was a member of the varsity swim team for four years and the National Honor Society. He was a student teacher with a fourth-grade class at Fouse Elementary, a child care provider and tutor for English-as-a-Second-Language families and a second-grade Sunday school teacher at Church of the Messiah.

Phillips plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in psychology with the intent to attend medical school and focus in pediatric medicine. He has been awarded an OSU Maximus Scholarship and the Fouse Elementary Scholarship.

Taylor Edwards, daughter of Jason Edwards and Debbie Meissner, will graduate with a 4.345 grade point average. She was a class officer in student government, a Renaissance Club officer, a Challenge Day mentor, a junior mentor and a member of the varsity soccer team, the symphonic mixed choir, the National Honor Society and Principal's Advisory Council.

Edwards plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in biological science and pre-medicine. She has been awarded the Westerville Kiwanis Scholarship.


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