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Top 10 Seniors Announced for Class of 2016

Drayson Cole Beyer

Drayson is the son of Dan and Shawna Beyer. His school activities have included freshman football, freshman and junior varsity basketball, junior varsity and varsity track, three years of varsity cross country, two years on National Honor Society and two years in Teens Against Tobacco Use. He's also served as part of the Allegan, Barry County Youth Summit.

Drayson is also part of his senior high youth group, volunteers as a junior high youth group leader and has served on four mission trips to Kansas City and Grand Rapids.  He has served as a volunteer at the Heritage Day 5K run and at the Gun Lake Charity Chase.

He lists his greatest accomplishment at TKHS as being a member of the conference champion cross country team in fall 2015, which is only the second time in the school's history the team has won the conference.

He enjoys being with family and friends, and always being active.  He loves playing sports and visiting Lake Michigan.

Drayson will attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study Christian Ministries and hopes to become a youth pastor. He also intends to run cross country and indoor and outdoor track.

Jackson Bronkema

Jackson Bronkema is the son of Daryl and Melissa Bronkema. He has been active in football, basketball, National Honor Society, Teens Against Tobacco Use and REACH.

He attends Peace Youth Group, enjoys refereeing basketball games and working with youth in football and basketball. He enjoys playing all sports, being with friends and going on church retreats.

Jackson cites his greatest accomplishment at TKHS as starting REACH - Reading for Excellence and Character Habits -  and being named team captain in basketball and football.

He plays to attend Taylor University to study mathematics and businesses and will also play football at Taylor.

Jacob Emery

Jacob Emery is the son of Matt and Alice Emery. His school activities have included TK Honors Choir, All-State Honors Choir, President of Student Council, National Honor Society President, Business Professional of America state finalist, 2015 6th and 7th grade middle school play director, and being active in the high school musicals and plays.

Outside of high school, Emery has served as vice president of the Youth Advisory Council for Barry County, is an Eagle Scout, and a member of Young Life and TATU.

His hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, and playing with his dog.

He lists his greatest accomplishment during high school as carrying out his Eagle project to build industrial-grade shelving units for the costume room at the high school. 

Emery plans to attend the University of Michigan and is currently considering majors in pre-law, or philosophy, politics and economics.

Caryn Hannapel

Caryn Hannapel is the daughter of Frederick and Krissta Hannapel. She is a member of the National Honor Society, RAD - Rise Against Discrimination, new student tour guide, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Student Council, and Anti-Bullying Diversity Group co-president.

She is also a member of the Youth Advisory Council, Young Life,  Circle of Giving, offers tutoring, and completed internships with the TKHS technology department and with the Barry County prosecuting attorney's office.

She enjoys all types of water activities including boating, paddle boarding, surfing, and kayaking. She also enjoys hiking, soccer, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

She lists her greatest accomplishments at TKHS as being student of the month multiple times, being selected for the TK Packers hiking trip to North Carolina, being on the highest honors honor roll her entire high school career, and receiving the NCWIT Aspiration in Computing Affiliate Award.

She plans to attend Kalamazoo College to pursue a career in law.

Mackenzie Kollar

Mackenzie Kollar is the daughter of Mark and Jill Kollar. She was named captain of the varsity tennis team, serves as National Honor Society treasurer, is a member of Rise Against Discrimination, and has earned High Honor Roll and Student of the Month honors.

She is also active in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, works at Dicks' Market, and has helped with cleaning up roads and public areas.

Her hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends, playing tennis, finding new music, spending time with family, playing with her dog, and protecting the environment.

Her greatest accomplishments in high school are being chosen for the TK Packers trip, serving as NHS treasurer, being a tennis captain and being named as a top 10 student.

She plans to attend Michigan State University to major in environmental engineering. She hopes to travel and study abroad and make a difference in the world to protect the planet.

Olivia Lamberg

Olivia Lamberg is the daughter of Brad and Michelle Lamberg. She is a member of National Honor Society, student council, varsity soccer, all-district soccer, four-time all-conference cross country runner, three-time academic all-state cross country runner, three-time individual state qualifier cross country and team captain for varsity cross country and soccer.

She is a member of Young Life, Circle of Giving, and Teens Against Tobacco Use. She enjoys running, playing soccer and spending time with family and friends.

She lists her greatest high school accomplishments as her high academics and being named to the top 10 in the class, scoring a 32 on her ACT, earning eight varsity letters in eight seasons for soccer and cross country, and making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Olivia plans to attend Calvin College to major in pre-medicine.

Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith is the daughter of Douglas and Beth Smith. She has been active in jazz and marching band, high school plays and musicals, National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, and on the swim team for two years.

She is also a member of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony, Community Theatre, and was the Michigan Affiliate winner of the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in computing.

She enjoys playing the ukulele and cuddling with her cat.

She lists her greatest accomplishments in high school as continuing to challenge herself in both academics and extracurriculars after joining high school from her homeschool background.

She plans to attend the University of Michigan to major in computer science. She would also like to participate in college and community theatre.

 Justin Sydloski

Justin Sydloski is the son of Darryl and Ellen Sydloski. He is a member of the varsity tennis team where he received the coach's award and was team co-captain. He served as vice president of the National Honor Society, is a member of Student Council, Teens Against Tobacco Use, and Rise Against Discrimination. He also operated the soundboard for the school musicals.

Outside of high school, Justin is also active in the Youth Leadership Summit, Youth Advisory Council, Boys State, Circle of Giving, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation.

He enjoys spending time with friends, volunteering, learning and politics.

He lists is greatest high school accomplishment as volunteering to make his community a better place for all while making and maintaining great friends and connections.

Justin plans to attend either the University of Michigan or Harvard University to study pre-medicine.

Jennifer Tuokkola

Jennifer Tuokkola is the daughter of Craig and Michelle Tuokkola. She has been a member of the TK-Hastings swim and dive team where she was named all-conference all four years , set three team records and was selected as an academic all-American. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Teens Against Tobacco Use, and received the AP Scholar Award.

She has worked as a lifeguard at the TK pool, is a member of the Youth Leadership Summit and volunteers to teach swim lessons to special needs students.

She enjoys running, swimming and spending times with friends. She also enjoys spending time with her cat and learning about medicine.

She lists her greatest high school accomplishment as forming lasting relationships and gaining skills that will help her succeed in the future.

Jennifer will attend The Ohio State University to major in exercise science and minor in Spanish. She has been selected as a member of the Health Sciences Scholars program.

Amy Ziccarello

Amy is the daughter of Jess and Kelly Ziccarello. She is secretary of the Student Council, a member of Rise Against Discrimination, class officer, captain on the volleyball team where she was also selected for all-conference, all-region, all-county and academic all-American honors.

She is involved in Relay for Life fundraising, church youth camps and coaching youth volleyball. She enjoys volleyball, working out and reading.

Amy lists her greatest high school accomplishments as being in the top 10 of her class, keeping a GPA over 4.0 all through high school and being named all-conference and academic all-American in volleyball.

Amy has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy  at West Point, N.Y. starting in June and hopes to become an officer in the U.S. Army. She also hopes to possibly major in biology and join the medical corps.