Holly Bliek, daughter of Bruce and Joyce Bliek, has been named the Valedictorian for the Marion senior high class of 2013. Holly has earned this distinction by accumulating an overall academic average of 96.062.
In addition to completing her four years of high school with the top average in a class of 55 students; Holly is an extremely active school citizen. She is a selected member of the National Honor Society and is the President of NHS this year. She has also participated in the annual musicals and acquired a lead role in this year’s musical, Pippin; she is a member of the marching band, jazz band, show choir and select choir. Holly has played volleyball all four years of her high school career and participated in varsity track and field.
Holly also spends time involved in Girl Scouts, her youth group and a Praise Band. Holly has been recognized academically by being awarded the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Sciences. Holly will attend the State University College at Fredonia in the fall and has already been awarded the SUNY Fredonia Dean’s Scholar Award. Her ultimate career goal is to work in the Music Industry; concentrating on repairing musical instruments.
Mackenzie Sturtz, daughter of Jeffrey and Kacey Sturtz, has been named the Salutatorian of the Class of 2013 at Marion Jr./Sr. High School. Mackenzie has earned this honor by accumulating an overall academic average of 94.85 over four years of study.
Mackenzie is a selected member of the National Honor Society and is this year’s treasurer for NHS, as well as, the senior class vice-president. Mackenzie is and has participated in a varsity sport; volleyball, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track throughout her high school career. In fact, she will be a member of a Division I College Track team in the fall. Mackenzie is also a member of student council, the varsity club, Yearbook, active in Girl Scouts and finds time to work at Rite-Aid.
Mackenzie was awarded academic achievements by receiving the RIT Innovation & Creativity Award and the Daughter of the American Revolution Citizenship Award. Mackenzie’s plans for the fall are to attend Youngstown University in Ohio, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in business.