No shortage of exceptional youth

Every Saturday, the Daily Press has the opportunity to showcase some of the best and brightest students in the area. It’s called the Student of the Week page. Each Saturday, from October through May, students nominated by local school officials are profiled as students of the week. The program culminates at the end of the school year when the Student of the Year is chosen from a group of finalists — one from each participating area school. That graduating senior is given a $1,000 monetary award by the Daily Press.

Today, the 2024 Student of the Year is being announced. It is an exceptional person by the name of Shuang Gao, a member of Nah Tah Wahsh PSA’s Class of 2022. You can read about her in today’s paper. She is just one of over 300 outstanding students the Daily Press has profiled as Students of the Week during the last school year. One thing is certain, there is no shortage of remarkable youth in the area. Each and every student that has appear in this section represents the best of their school. The area is quite fortunate to have these students among our residents. They enhance our area and help make it the great place to live that it is.

Schools who are part of the Student of the Week program are: Mansitique High School, Escanaba High School, Holy Name School, Bark River-Harris School, North Central School, Nah Tah Wahsh PSA, Mid Peninsula School, Gladstone High School, Student Success Center, Big Bay de Noc School, and the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District.

All students profiled as Students of the Week are chosen by officials and staff at each of the

schools listed. We would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to thank all those people who helped bring these students to us and our readers. Your time was certainly not wasted. You helped enlighten local residents about the overwhelming amount of “good kids” who call the local area home.

The Students of the Week program has come to and end for this school year. We look forward to bringing you more exceptional students in the 2024-25 school year.


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