May 22, 2013 at 1:00 am


Carolyn Gearig

Carolyn Gearig )

Troy High School

Grade-point average: 3.88

Parents: Lee and Cathy Gearig

College: University of Michigan

Major: Undecided

Career plans: Journalism

Most influential teachers: Christina Chatel and Cynthia Wang


Co-Founder, The Troy Independent (2010)

Editor-in-Chief, The Troy Independent (2011-2013)

Winner of three Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards (2012-2013)

Student of the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (2012)

Advanced Placement Scholar (2012)

National Honor Society Member (2011-2013)

Published in the Wall Street Journal, Classroom Edition (2013)

Blogger, Alleyoop (2012)

International Thesbian Society Member (2012-2013)

Blogger, Huffington Post (2013)

Sponsored by: The Detroit News