Vocational-Technical: Gabrielle de Coster

High school: Grosse Pointe South High School

GPA: 4.01

Parents/guardians: Sebastian de Coster and Maria Jarosz de Coster

College you plan to attend: University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Major: Business administration and design

Career plans: I hope to pursue entrepreneurship or passionately work on effective branding and design strategies with influential companies.

Most influential teacher: Rodney Satterthwaite


■ Earning a spot in the Class of 2016’s Academic Hall of Fame at Grosse Pointe South High School.

■ Being awarded for design and writing through the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.

■ Creating multiple branding concepts for multiple local businesses.

■ Owning a business from 2012 through 2015.

■ Earning the title of DECA District Finalist and DECA State Competition Participant for two consecutive years, being awarded for high business exam scores, and receiving the DECA Award of Excellence.

■ Being an active member of the National Honors Society, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, MIPA Journalism Honor Society, and National Spanish Honors Society.

■ Serving Grosse Pointe South’s Tower newspaper as an editor during my junior year, then currently with the title of Supervising Editor of Graphics.