Welcome to the Walled Lake Northern High School Student Activities portion of Lakes Valley Conference! Here are some highlights from the Walled Lake Northern High School Student Activities and Leadership groups. Enjoy! GO KNIGHTS!
Walled Lake Northern celebrates Homecoming
Walled Lake Northern High School recently celebrated its Homecoming on Oct. 20 with a wide variety of activities.
Walled Lake Northern hosted Lakeland High School for their Homecoming football game. The Knights lost by the score of 30-22.
Dale Kercorian and Gabriella Rosely were named Homecoming King and Queen. This year’s Homecoming theme was “Outer Space”.
Walled Lake Northern student earns perfect scores on ACT
Walled Lake, MI – October 17, 2017 – The Walled Lake Consolidated School District is proud to recognize Jacob Cohen, Walled Lake Northern senior, for earning a perfect score of 36 on his ACT.
While attending WL Northern, Jacob has completed seven honors courses and four Advanced Placement (AP) courses. He is taking five additional AP courses during his senior year.
Outside the classroom, Jacob participates in the marching band and pit orchestra. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, History Club, Interact, and the Grammar Club.
“Seeing my score for the first time was a moment that inspired a feeling of complete fulfillment. All of the work I put in and the help I received from my parents, friends, and teachers since my parents first taught me how to read afforded me the opportunity for a moment that I will never forget, a moment that represents a step towards achieving my goals,” said Cohen.
Greg Diamond, WL Northern principal said, “We are all very proud of Jacob Cohen and his recent accomplishment of scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT test. His commitment to his academic path is evident by looking at his GPA which is a 4.21. He has never earned a grade less than an A in the classes he has taken here at Northern. While his academic accomplishments are great, his wonderful attitude and demeanor are what is going to make him a success in life. The staff at Walled Lake Northern have enjoyed watching Jacob grow and mature into the upstanding young man he is. We wish him well in his continued quest for knowledge and understanding.”
Mary Hulliberger, WL Northern band director said, “Jacob is talented in so many arenas, he is an outstanding musician and section leader in our band program! I am continually impressed with his ability to maintain high standards in every classroom! He has been a joy to work with these past four years.”
Kelli Kowalczyk, WL Northern world language teacher said, “Jacob was a fantastic student to have in class, he was always willing to volunteer and participate. He has even taken that beyond the classroom and is serving as an officer for French National Honor Society. I am thrilled for him and look forward to seeing all he does in the future!”
Cohen is the son of Leslie and Jeffery Cohen. He is undecided on his choice of college but his top three schools include Columbia University, the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. Jacob plans major in history for his undergraduate degree and then attend law school.
For more information, contact Judy Evola at email@example.com.
Recently, WL Northern hosted their annual Volleyball Marathon fundraiser. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser benefited Save a Child’s Heart, an organization that provides heart surgeries for child from around the world that otherwise would not get the treatment that they need to survive. The 2017 Volleyball marathon raised $22,590 dollars.
The marathon had many forms of entertainment for students to enjoy including a hypnotist, bungie run, volleyball and tons of donated food.
Greg Riley, WL Northern teacher said, “The entire building was part of the process this year. The competition between the classes made for an amazing week of fun and school spirit.”
First Row (L to R): Jack Powell, Ryan Lemanski, Jack McKenna, and Noah Izrailov Second Row (L to R): Brandi Kroll, Alayna Hackman, and Marley Booth
WL Northern Student Athletes Commit to Colleges
May 25, 2017 – Walled Lake Northern High School hosted a College Commitment event on May 22 for seven student athletes that plan to pursue athletics at the collegiate level. These seven athletes are Marley Booth, Alayna Hackman, Noah Izrailov, Brandi Kroll, Ryan Lemanski, Jack McKenna and Jack Powell.
Marley Booth plans to attend Rochester College to play softball. She is the daughter of Shelly and Steve Booth.
Alayna Hackman plans to attend Albion College to join the swim team. She is the daughter of Debbie and Christopher Hackman.
Noah Izrailov plans to attend the University of Michigan, Dearborn to play lacrosse. He is the son of Pauline and Emil Izrailov.
Brandi Kroll plans to attend Adrian College to join the track team. She is the daughter of Karen and Kevin Kroll.
Ryan Lemanski plans to attend Albion College to play lacrosse. He is the son of Teresa and Jeff Lemanski.
Jack McKenna plans to attend Michigan State University to play football. He is the son of Colleen and Brian McKenna.
Jack Powell plans to attend Defiance College to play baseball. He is the son of Kristen and William Powell.
(L to R) - Grace Pleace-Felix (Senior, Honorable Mention) and Gabriela Ferreira (Sophomore, Honorable Mention)
Walled Lake Northern Spanish language students succeed
May 25, 2017 – The Walled Lake Consolidated School District would like to congratulate several Spanish language students from Walled Lake Northern High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.
Students from WL Northern earned a total of seven honorable mention awards this year. Honorable Mention was awarded to:
Students from Walled Lake Northern have a long history of achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Andrea Dashe, Maral Karadolian, Catherine Savone and Piper Smith. The students who take the exam do it as part of their active membership requirements in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, or the National Spanish Honor Society. Northern's chapter, “Los caballeros andantes” (Knights Errant), was founded in 2006 by student, Audrey Topp, and teacher, Catherine Savone.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year throughout the country in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.