- The Kiwanis Club of Traverse City recognized Mackenzie Womack during the week of October 26. Womack is in her final year at Traverse City West High School and attends Northwest Education Engineering Academy.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, FIRST Robotics, Titan Robotics (Captain), TCAPS Global Service Trip, and VESC Robotics. She has been participating in the Titan Robotics Club since her first year. She received an academic letter in robotics and academia and was nominated for the Dean’s List. Womack holds a GPA 4.0 and plans to study Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Spanish at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His goal is to run his own space exploration business. She also wants to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, or Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- These students recently graduated from the Local Corrections Academy at West Shore Community College:
Eric Roberts of Grand Traverse County; Robert Sauder of County Wexford; Skylar Miller of County Wexford; Jennifer Galloup of County Wexford; Joshua Miller of Grand Traverse County; and Nicholas Salter of Benzie County.
- The Kiwanis Club of Traverse City recognized the following seniors at Traverse City West High School during the week of November 3:
Patrick Guiney is a member of the Student Senate, the Math Club and the Chess Club (co-founder). He played college football (2019 state finalist team) and college basketball. He received an academic letter and an AP Scholar with Honor award. He maintains a GPA of 3.93 and plans to study engineering in college.
Audrey Michael is a member of the Downtown Development Authority (first student member chosen), National Honor Society (parliamentarian), Youth Advisory Council at Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Choir Council (co-chair), Leadership Committee Class of 2022, Spanish National Honor Society and Norte Explore Academy. She has performed in choir, advanced theater, four musicals, the Northern Michigan Association of Western Horse Clubs, the Parallel 45 Theater Youthquake Company, and the Old Town Playhouse Young Company. She completed a world service trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, and was among the five finalists for the Academic WorldQuest. His honors include Academic Award (four years), National Honor Society High School Scholars, Resilience Award, CS National Music Competition Semifinalist, Hal Leonard National Singing Competition Top 10, Grand Traverse Musical Karen Mitchel Memorial Award, top 10 finalist at the Verdi Opera Theater of Michigan competition and at the Michigan Thespian Excellence Award. Michael was a singer selected for Franc D’Ambrosio’s master class at the City Opera House in Traverse City. She has a 4.0 GPA and hopes to study drama, vocal arts, and humanities / business / politics at Northwestern University, Yale University or the University of Michigan.