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Celebrating Our 2017 Top Scholars
Celebrating Our 2017 Top Scholars
Posted on 05/02/2017
On April 26, 2017, Buncombe County Schools celebrated the Top Scholars of the graduating class during a special event held at the Renaissance Asheville hotel ballroom.

Each year, parents and community members join principals, counselors, teachers, and administrators to celebrate the top performing students. The top fifteen students are selected from each high school's graduating class based on Grade Point Average (GPA) and are designated the Top Scholars of their schools. The designation serves as an important milestone for these young scholars, who are entering the next season of their lives and education.

Top Scholar BanquetIt is the privilege and pleasure of our school system to recognize these accomplished and hard working students, who have demonstrated commitment to their education and future.

This year's Keynote Speaker was Christina Maxwell, a 2012 graduate of A.C. Reynolds High School currently pursuing her Broadway career in New York City. View Ms. Maxwell's bio via the full event program.

(View our complete photo galleries at the bottom of this page, or view and download them via Google Drive! You can also view the photos taken by the Asheville Citizen-Times.)

 The 2017 Buncombe County Schools Top Scholars are as follows:

A.C. Reynolds High 
William Christian Baldwin
Katie Anne Gail Barlowe
Kara Elizabeth Barnes
Ryan Jackson Bratton
Gabrielle Christina Cole
Mary Elena Diez 
Kinsley Dean Frady
Katherine Riley Gorman
Haley Nicole Johnson
Kathryn Henry McMahon
Thao Thi Thu Nguyen
Sophie Elizabeth Pruett
Tristan Achille Sallin
Hannah Marie Shimshock
Ryan Matthew Smoot
David Ezekiel Trezise
Benjamin Todd Wagner
Leila DelCarmen Zefri

Buncombe County Early College

Adriana Gonzalez Alvarez
Casey Morgan Charbonneau
Taylor Rachele Faford
Faith Ann Neal
Svetlana Nesteruk
Kyle Robert Wysocki

Clyde A. Erwin High
Rebekah Lynn Davis
Peyton Elizabeth Duckett
Zachary Ray Haas
Lucas Ian Johnson
Anastasia Kukharets
Joseph Landolf
Tyler MacAlister
Olivia Faye Madalone
James Robert Nichols
Abbygail Rose Parker
Elizabeth Powell
Ty Rickey Reeves
Olga Alexandra Suprunchik
Katlynn Daniela Villegas Williams
Korie Andreas Wagner

Charles D. Owen High
Trinity Paige Allan
Allen David Bell
Stephanie Ann Chinikaylo
Micah Wesley Davis
Hannah Katherine Feinsilber
Nathan Richard Fulbright
Alex Michael Huntsinger
Daniel Gable Lammens
Anne Thomas Mathews
Zachary Adam Payne
Elias Zayn Peters
Willow Micah Scarbrough
Joy Sigmon Siler
Riley Hop Stephenson
Charles Ross Turman
Benjamin Sturdivant Warlic
Laurel Elizabeth Zeigler

Enka High

Christopher Woongkyu Bang
Lindsey Charlotte Bull
Sarah Sunhee Chang
Evan James Fender
Tyler Ashley Harris
Joshua Burgin Howard
Adam Tyler Johnson
Jonathan Zackary Kayne
John Kolodich
Nathan Michael Landolfi
Jack Crews Ponder
Robert Lee Rhinehart
Kaitlin Alice Roberts
Danielle Marie Towe
Jessica Townshend White

North Buncombe High
Oceanstar Kashi Concannon
Tal Sydney Dor-El
Austin Mark Earley
Kayla Paige Guilliams
Isabella Sophia Hatch
Cailee Grace Henderson
Denver Allman Moyers
Sarah Katherine Myer
Jacob Hunter Novak
Cheryl Delaney Phillips
Megan Dianne Ramsey
Lilah Mary Rossell
Ella Marie Shields
Sophia Wessels Swift
Delaney Willow Taylor
Bailey Elizabeth Ashton Yearout

T.C. Roberson High
Spencer Dean Anderson
Garrett Samuel Douglas
Cole McCain Draper
Bradley Mason Elliott
Cara Ann Jansen
Camryn Lee Jansen
Madelyn Anne Krueger
Ashley Hwa Young Lim
Mary Lachicotte Motley
Suzanne Serena Nevant
James Caleb Rearden
John Heidler Ruff
Alexander James Shand
Matthew Foster Smith
Mitchell Bernard Stanek

Special thanks to the sponsors of the Top Scholar Awards Banquet, including the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Becky's Flowers, and Lifetouch.

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