May 22, 2013 at 1:00 am


Derek Gheller

Derek Gheller )

A.D. Johnston Bessemer High School

Grade-point average: 3.93

Parents: Carlo and Antonella Gheller

College: Michigan Technological University

Major: Electrical Engineering

Career plans: Aerospace and Defense

Most influential teachers: James Partanen and Barbara Waara


Student Body President

Class Representative

National Honors Society

Key Club

Honor Roll (4 years)

Varsity Soccer and Golf Captain

10 Varsity Letters (Golf — 4, Soccer — 4, Basketball — 1, Track — 1)

Black Belt in Karate

Northern Lights All-Conference Team in Soccer

4-year Concert, Pep, and Marching Band Member (first chair)

Michigan Tech Presidential Award Scholarship recipient

Awarded Citizenship Award

Camp Superior Counselor

Honorary Guest Speaker at his school's 8th grade "graduation" banquet

Sponsored by: Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation