Granton High School Seniors
Kristin Strey and Makenzie MuraSki
Named 2021 Cloverbelt Scholars
Kristin Strey (left) and Makenzie Muraski were
recently named Cloverbelt Conference Academic Scholars
Granton High School seniors Makenzie Muraski and
Kristin Strey were recently named Cloverbelt Conference Academic Scholars. The
two students were recognized along with all the other top scholars in the
conference booklet put out by the Cloverbelt Conference.
Muraski is the daughter of Kim and Jim Gilbertson
and Brian and Cathy Muraski. She is the valedictorian of her class. She was on
high honor roll for all four years and had a leadership role in the National
She has had leadership roles in FFA, her school’s
yearbook and student council. She has also been a member of the varsity club and
Being a Leader and Standing Tall (BLAST). Muraski has also been a part of
band and was the captain of her basketball team.
“My academic success has enabled me to grow as a
person because working hard and getting good grades all throughout my school
career helped shape me into the strong, independent, motivated, hardworking
leader and person that I am today,” Muraski wrote for the booklet. “My academic
success will assist me in attaining my personal goals because I want to become
an educator and administrator. Therefore, I need to continue to achieve academic
Muraski was accepted into the University of
Minnesota-Duluth. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in integrated elementary
and special education and become an elementary and special education teacher.
She hopes to teach for at least three years and then earn her master’s degree
online in school administration to become a school administrator.
Strey is the daughter of Jason and Julie Strey.
She is the salutatorian of her class. She received academic high honors in seven
semesters and academic honor for one semester. She received the Scholar Athlete
Award and had a leadership role in National Honor Society.
Strey has also been a part of BLAST, the varsity
club and the yearbook, and had leadership roles in FFA and student council. She
was the captain of the varsity girls basketball team and was on the varsity
cross country and baseball teams as well.
“Throughout high school, I’ve worked hard to be
successful. My focus and dedication to succeeding academically has helped me in
many other aspects of life,” Strey said. “It has helped motivate me to work my
hardest to become the best possible version of myself and never give up, even
when it’s hard.”
It was Strey’s goal to join the U.S. military
after graduation, and she has enlisted in the Air Force.
“I hope to use the military experience as
guidance to help me choose a career afterwards,” Strey said.
Strey and Muraski were honored along with 32
other high school students from throughout the Cloverbelt Conference.
Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI
May 19, 2021
, May 20, 2021.
Web page by
James W. Sternitzky PhD,
May 20, 2021.