Dearborn Students Named Michigan Scholar Athletes
Good grades, stellar at sports–these four Dearborn students have it all. For their accomplishments, they were honored by the Detroit Free Press.
All high school seniors, the youth honored with the title of Michigan Scholar Athlete have high GPAs, strong athletic abilities, and bright futures.
Here's a look at Dearborn Public Schools' and Divine Child's top honorees.
A student at Dearborn High School, Bowser will graduate this weekend with a 3.643 GPA and a number of varsity letters.
Bowser, the son of Brett Bowser and Karen Bowser (deceased), played varsity hockey for Dearborn Unified, as well as golf for DHS, where he was a two-time all-state, three-time all-league, three-time all-city, three-time team most valuable player, and four-time team captain.
He was also part of the DHS National Honor Society and Academic All-State.
Not surprisingly, Bowser will go on to play golf in college when he heads to Oakland University in the fall.
Marie Gaedke was the name in girls high school basketball for the 2011-12 winter season. The three-year player for Edsel Ford High School broke the school record for most points scored in one game, and led the Lady Thunderbirds to a district victory this season.
But there's a lot more to Gaedke than that.
The daughter of Richard and Margaret Gaedke holds a 4.036 GPA, and is part of the National Honor Society, Peer Mediation and Link Crew at Edsel. She was named in the Academic All-State, is in the top 10 graduates of her class, and received the Michigan Promise Scholarship.
In sports, Gaedke's accomplishments are even more impressive.
On the basketball team, she was named all-state, all-west, all-city, two-time all-Western Wayne and the most valuable player. She served as the team captain twice, and holds school records for the number of steals in a game, points in a single game, points in a season and steals in a season.
On Edsel's volleyball team, Gaedke earned titles of all-region, all-city and all-conference. And on soccer, she was named all-district, all-city and all-conference twice. She served as the team captain for those sports, too.
Gaedke will play basketball at Lake Superior State starting this fall.
In the forefront of all that action was Ahmad Leila, a defensive lineman for the Tractors football team.
Leila ended his last season as a Tractor being named all-state, all-metro and picked for the MHSFCA All-Star Game. Off the field, the son of Hassan and Charlene Leila held a 3.8 GPA and was part of the Fordson National Honor Society.
He will attend Wayne State University starting this fall.
With a 4.030 GPA and top honors in track and basketball, Rosana Reynolds graduated from Divine Child High School in May with much to be proud of.
Reynolds played for the Falcons basketball team for several years, including when they won the state championship in 2011. She was also on the school's track team for most of her high school career, as the team won the Division II state title in 2010 and in May of this year.
When she heads to Detroit Mercy this fall, Reynolds will play on the school's basketball team.