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Badin High School’s seventh annual Academic Signing Day Tuesday morning, May 7, honored the Top 10 in the Class of 2013 as well as 15 students who have been tendered $100,000 or more in academic scholarships.

“We’re very proud of the academic performance of our students,’’ said BHS Principal Brian Pendergest. “Doing well in school is a primary reason to be in school. These students have made the most of their classroom opportunities, and they are to be highly commended.”

Michael Kulifay and Elizabeth McKinley are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, in the Class of 2013. Kulifay is a graduate of Fairfield Middle School and McKinley is a product of Immanuel Lutheran School.

Kulifay, from Fairfield Township, and will attend Miami University with a planned major of accounting. McKinley, from Hamilton, will attend Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and major in pre-med.

“These students hit the books hard from the very first day they came to Badin, which is how you finish at the top of the class,’’ Pendergest said. “At the same time, they were very active in school. They made some great high school memories.”

Other members of Badin’s Top 10 in 2013, with their college of choice, include: Caroline Beckman (Miami), Lauren Donges (Miami), Michael Lakomy (Ohio State), Emily Martin (Xavier), Eric McGill (Dayton), Nathan Peter (Cincinnati), Chris Pickerill (Miami), and Alex Saurber (Dayton).

The $100,000 Badin Scholarship Club for 2013 includes 15 students from a graduating class of 100.

“College is expensive, and our students are paying attention to the importance of college scholarship dollars,’’ said Teresa Heinrich, dean of academics. “This is the seventh year we have had this recognition, and each year feeds off the previous one as far as our students working hard to manage their college finances.”

In alphabetical order, the members of the $100,000 Scholarship Club include:

Caroline Beckman. Caroline is the daughter of Auri and Deena Beckman and a graduate of St. Ann School. She will attend Miami University and major in journalism or creative writing.

Paige Bucheit. Paige is the daughter of Rick and Jennifer Bucheit and a graduate of St. Ann School. She will attend Miami University and major in communications.

Greg Childs. Greg is the son of Doug and Patricia Childs and a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. He will attend Lindsey Wilson College and major in business.

Lauren Donges. Lauren is the son of Joe and Sally Donges and a graduate of St. Ann School. She will attend Miami University with an as yet undecided major.

Anna Donnell. Anna is the daughter of Dennis and Mary Donnell and transferred to Badin from the Hamilton Freshman School. She will attend Miami University and major in business.

Drew Evers. Drew is the son of Steve and Marianne Honchell and Dan Evers. He is a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. Drew will attend the Ohio State University and major in business.

Daniel Fabelo. Daniel is the son of John and Barbara Fabelo and a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. He will attend Defiance College and major in forensic science.

Stacy Fisher. Stacy is the daughter of Monica Fisher and David Fisher and a graduate of St. Joseph School. She will attend Miami University with an as yet undecided major.

Grant Geigle. Grant is the son of Joe and Gina Geigle and a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. He will attend Cincinnati State and major in pharmacy.

Michael Kulifay. Michael is the son of Joe and Angie Kulifay and a graduate of Fairfield Middle School. He will attend Miami University and major in accounting.

Eric McGill. Eric is the son of Brian and Alisa McGill and a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. He will attend the University of Dayton and major in mechanical engineering.

Elizabeth McKinley. Elizabeth is the daughter of Brenda McKinley and a graduate of Immanuel Lutheran School. She will attend Case Western Reserve University and major in pre-med.

Jacob Meinzer. Jacob is the son of Ron and Annette Meinzer and a graduate of Queen of Peace School. He will attend Miami University and major in business administration.

Nathan Peter. Nathan is the son of Doug and Teresa Peter and a graduate of St. Catherine of Siena School. He will attend the University of Cincinnati and major in biomedical engineering.

Chris Pickerill. Chris is the son of Ted and Dawn Pickerill and a graduate of St. Peter in Chains School. He will attend Miami University and major in accounting and pre-med.

Five students – Drew Evers, Daniel Fabelo, Stacy Fisher, Eric McGill and Elizabeth McKinley – were tendered scholarship offers worth more than $200,000, and Chris Pickerill received nearly $550,000 in scholarship offers.

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