Top seniors recognized for perfect GPAs: Part Three

Twenty seniors in the graduating class of De Soto High School have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and will be recognized at graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 21. Each day this week, the Explorer will highlight these seniors, be sure to check every morning for the next group of seniors. Read parts one and two as well.

Brett Williams

Brett is the son of Gary and Patti Williams. After graduation, he plans to attend Pittsburg State University to study mechanical engineering and Spanish. He has received the First in Class, ACT and Compton scholarships and was named a Kansas Honors Scholar. During his time at DHS, Brett played golf for four yeas and was captain his senior year, he also played basketball all four years and ran cross-country.

"Our two league titles, for basketball and golf, will always stand out in my mind," Brett said.

Shelbi Petty

Shelbi is the daughter of Tim and Crystal Petty. After graduation, she plans to attend Baker University on an athletic scholarship and study nursing. In addition to a basketball scholarship, she has received an academic and dean's scholarship from the university. During her time at DHS, Shelbi played basketball and ran track and cross-country. She was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the LITE team, Student Council and the National Honor Society.

"I'll always remember the friendships I built and my sports teams," she said.

Beth Reichenberger

Beth is the daughter of Cheri and Jack Reichenberger. After graduation she will attend Kansas State University, where she will study political science. Beth has received the Robert Dole, Leadership, KSU Legacy and Wabash Cannonball scholarships. During her time at DHS, Beth ran cross-country and track and played basketball. She was vice president of Student Council, the National Honor Society, Cat Pride and of the senior class. She also participated in Youth Court.

"Our senior class was very close, I'll remember that forever," Beth said.

Logan DeGraeve

Logan is the son of Pete and Gina DeGraeve. After graduation, he will attend Baker University on a football scholarship and study business before attending law school one day. In addition to an athletic scholarship, Logan has received an academic scholarship from the university. During his time at DHS, Logan played football, baseball and was a member of the power lifting team. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.

"I'll remember all the sports I played and the time I spent with my teammates," Logan said.

Hayley Brown

Hayley is the daughter of Christina Brown and Vernon Brown. After graduation, she plans to attend Kansas University and study biochemistry. During her time at DHS, Hayley participated in Project SPIP, Youth Court and tutored, as well as played volleyball and softball.

"I hope to remember all the great people who helped and supported me during high school, they helped make me who I am today," she said.

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