Kayla Stoler, a member of the Community High School class of 2010, was one of 24 area high school seniors selected as among the “Best and the Brightest” of outstanding high school graduates around the state. Stoler earned recognition as the Detroit Media Partnership Scholar in the area of Language Arts. The announcement was made in The Detroit News, which is operated by the DMP.
“I’ve always felt that as a citizen, it’s my duty to give back to my community. Though I think global causes are worthy, local causes should come first,” Stoler said.
This is the 25th year the Detroit News has honored Michigan’s top graduating high school students.
Winners have passed a rigorous screening process, according to Jonathan Wolman, editor and publisher. “The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees,” Wolman said in announcing the awards. “Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas.”
Runners-up, also from Community, included seniors: Julia Mogerman in Journalism; Max Bowen in Performing Arts; Allison Ferguson in Visual Arts and Sarah Juster in World Studies.
For a full list of winners and more information, visit The News site.