Edison seniors to underclassmen: Work hard

By CARY ASHBY Reflector Staff Writer
Aaron Krause
Jun 4, 2010

By CARY ASHBY

Reflector Staff Writer

cashby@norwalkreflector.com
MILAN — The 2010 Edison High School graduates will step out into the real world after its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Here are the school’s top five graduates, in alphabetical order.
Kassandra Cooper plans on attending the University of Findlay, majoring in medical technology with double minors in biology and chemistry.
Her top high-school honors include being in the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, being named All-Sandusky Bay Conference, being a Basket Festival queen and being named a student of the quarter in her junior and senior years. Cooper recommends underclassmen get involved and make new friends.
“My best high school memory would be playing soccer all four years and hanging out with my friends,” she said.
Jacob Kiley plans to attend The Ohio State University and eventually obtain a master’s degree in computer science and engineering.
His top honors include being named a student of the month, lettering in varsity soccer all four years, receiving the National Choral award as well as the Maximus Scholarship from Ohio State and many other scholarships for which he said he’s thankful. His favorite Edison memory is the show choir trip to Chicago his sophomore year.
“My advice for underclassmen is to work hard in school because it really pays off when it is time to look at colleges and scholarships,” Kiley said.
Kaylinn Koelsch plans to major in nursing at Ohio State.
Her top honors include being in the National Honor Society and receiving an academic varsity letter, merit award, honors diploma, the President’s Education, U.S. Army National Scholar/Athlete and OHSAA Scholar/Athlete awards. Her favorite memory is cheering at Friday night football games.
Koelsch recommends underclassmen get involved and “always give 110 percent.”
Emily Leber plans to pursue youth ministry and writing at Cedarville University.
Her top honors include being a student of the month, a Student Congress state finalist and a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership delegate.
“The Chapel youth group’s homeless weekend was perhaps one of the most miserable weekends of my life; because of that, it was one of my greatest. The ‘retreat’ opened my selfish eyes and truly changed my life forever. For that, I am incredibly blessed,” Leber said.
She tells underclassmen that guarding one’s reputation “only hinders who you are meant to be.” Leber recommends they love everyone, “but don’t make it your goal for them to love you in return.”
Addison Spriggs plans to attend either Seton Hall University or Kent State University, majoring in biology and international relations.
Her top honors include receiving a scholar athlete, SBC Sportsmanship and Principal’s Leadership awards and being named a student and athlete of the month. Her favorite Edison memory is the band trip to Florida.
“High school is what you make of it, so if you want to have fun, try hard, join clubs and be active. High school is over before you know (it), so live in the moment,” Spriggs said.