She’s a real class act – Daily Tribune: Breaking news coverage for southeastern Oakland County, Michigan
HUNTINGTON WOODS – How’s this for a winning equation: Outstanding student plus accomplished athlete equals success.

“I’ve always loved math,” said Michelle Lapin, a recent Berkley High School grad. “It has always clicked with me.”

She is intent on building on her love of mathematics. She will attend the University of Michigan and is interested in becoming an architect.

She hammered together an impressive high school career as a student-athlete.

She was one of 13 Class A scholarship recipients of the 2008-09 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Scholar Athlete-Award. Farm Bureau Insurance, in its 20th year of sponsoring the MHSAA award, gave a $1,000 college scholarship to 32 individuals who represented their member school in at least one sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a post-season tournament.

Also earning scholarships in Class A were De La Salle’s Kieran Scott and Patrick Vaughn.

New Haven’s Christopher Hessell was a Class C scholarship recipient.

Lapin earned four letters in cross country and track and field, and two in figure skating. She captained both the cross country and figure skating teams her senior year. She was all-league in cross country and track and field for three years. She qualified for the state meet in track in three of her four seasons. Lapin also co-founded the school’s figure skating team, and made the state finals in that sport as a junior.

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