Class of 2019 - Top Ten Students

The top ten academic performers in the Class of 2019 (in alphabetical order):

  • Jack Borchanian
    • Hometown: Northville, MI
    • Parish: Our Lady of Victory Parish
    • Middle/Elementary School: Our Lady of Victory
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Cross Country, Track and Field, Spectrum (school newspaper), Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • GPA: 4.757
    • Accepted to: Michigan State University, The University of Michigan
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Electrical Engineering
    • "Beyond the invaluable knowledge gained from the classroom, the last four years at CC have instilled within me countless values I will sustain through college and beyond. The discipline, faith, and countless friendships I have gained as a Shamrock have helped me mature into the man of God I am today."

  • Warren Dietz
    • Hometown: Highland, MI
    • Parish: Church of the Holy Spirit
    • Middle/Elementary School: Everest Academy
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Varsity Tennis, Varsity Golf, DECA, Chinese Club
    • GPA: 4.685
    • Accepted to: The University of Michigan
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Finance
    • "Catholic Central has impacted me by instilling in me a great work ethic, a competitive drive, a moral compass, and a relationship with God.”

  • Joshua Finnerty
    • Hometown: Walled Lake, MI
    • Parish: Northridge Church
    • Middle/Elementary School: Sarah Banks Middle School
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Soccer, Golf, VEX Robotics, Spanish Club, Latin Club
    • GPA: 4.734
    • Accepted to: California Institute of Technology, The University of Michigan
    • Attending: California Institute of Technology
    • Planned Major: Engineering
    • "I feel very prepared to take on college. The bonds that I have formed with my brothers will be lifelong, and the etiquette and behavior I have learned (in addition to my parent’s teaching) has set me up for success in my future career.”

  • Hayden Kibbey
    • Hometown: Northville, MI
    • Parish: Our Lady of Victory
    • Middle/Elementary School: Dearborn Heights Montessori
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Finance Club, Drama Club, 3CSA, Shamrocks for Veterans, DECA
    • GPA: 4.842
    • Accepted to: Michigan State University, The University of Michigan, The University of Notre Dame
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Business Administration
    • "Catholic Central provided me with the resources and framework to become the man I wanted to be: a man of God with the tools and talents to pursue my dreams.”

  • Matthew Martin
    • Hometown: Northville, MI
    • Parish: Our Lady of Victory
    • Middle/Elementary School: Our Lady of Victory
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Finance Club, Robotics, Praise Band, Alma Mater Choir, Shamrocks for Vets, Shotgun Club
    • GPA: 4.685
    • Accepted to: Kettering University, The University of Michigan
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Computer Science
    • "Catholic Central has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone countless times and has pushed me to become a confident an accomplished person both in and outside of the school. My extracurricular involvement challenged me in ways that I never imagined and I have learned so much by being a part of this school. Looking back on it I can confidently say that there is no other high school I would rather have attended.”

  • Sean O’Connell
    • Hometown: Novi, MI
    • Parish: Our Lady of Sorrows
    • Middle/Elementary School: Our Lady of Sorrows
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Varsity Tennis, Track and Field, HOSA
    • GPA: 4.812
    • Accepted to: Kettering University, Michigan State University, Purdue, The University of Michigan
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Computer Engineering
    • "My time at Catholic Central has made me much more confident as a man. Also, during my time here, I have made an amazing group of friends with whom I can share experiences and rely on.”

  • Justin Rukat
    • Hometown: Canton, MI
    • Parish: Resurrection Parish
    • Middle/Elementary School: All Saints Catholic School
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Basketball, Monogram Club, Student Activities
    • GPA: 4.68
    • Accepted to: Hillsdale, Indiana Tech, Illinois Tech, Michigan State University, University of Michigan Dearborn
    • Attending: Michigan State University
    • Planned Major: Biomedical Engineering
    • "My time at CC taught me how to be a responsible student and prepared me very well for college. CC taught me accountability and how I can be the best student I am capable of becoming."

  • Matthew Ryall
    • Hometown: Farmington, MI
    • Parish: Our Lady of Victory
    • Middle/Elementary School: Our Lady of Sorrows
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Varsity Bowling, Euchre Club, Finance Club, Chess Club, HOSA, National Honor Society
    • GPA: 4.624
    • Accepted to: Kettering University, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan Technological University, University of Central Florida, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Michigan-Dearborn
    • Attending: University of Michigan- Dearborn
    • Planned Major: Engineering
    • "Catholic Central has impacted me in many ways, it has instilled in me a great work ethic, and developed me from a quiet, shy boy, into a young man willing to voice his thoughts. It has also provided me with a great group of people I can always rely on in my fellow CC brothers, from those currently in the school, to the oldest of alumni.”

  • Colin Stewart
    • Hometown: Novi, MI
    • Middle/Elementary School: Hillside Middle School
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Academic Team, Caleb White Project
    • GPA: 4.818
    • Accepted to: Michigan State University, The University of Michigan
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Biomedical Engineering
    • "CC has allowed me the opportunity to have a well-rounded education where I have learned what I enjoy and learned to love what I previously did not.”

  • Parker Stogdill
    • Hometown: Brighton, MI
    • Middle/Elementary School: Centennial Middle School
    • Clubs/Activities/Athletics at CC: Academic Team, Finance Club, Shamrock Voice
    • GPA: 4.866
    • Accepted to: Michigan State University, The University of Michigan
    • Attending: The University of Michigan
    • Planned Major: Computer Engineering
    • "Catholic Central helped me to build and improve my work ethic. It also taught me how to discipline myself and how to manage my time correctly. Catholic Central instilled in me that you can work hard while enjoying yourself and that the time you put in will be rewarded in the end.”
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“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.