Ishpeming announces valedictorians, salutatorian

John Corkin
Ty Kauppinen
Kayla Koski
Morgan Oja


Ty Hunter Kauppinen

Parents: Todd and Heidi Kauppinen

GPA: 4.0

Awards/Honors: Valedictorian, All Conference Honorable Mention Defensive Tackle (2018), 1st Team All U.P. Offensive Tackle (2018), All Conference Defensive Tackle (2019), All U.P. Dream Team Defensive Tackle (2019)

Future Plans: Attend school and play football at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Kayla Lee Koski

Parents: Wendy and Byron Koski 

GPA: 4.0


Awards/Honors: Valedictorian; Ishpeming High School All A’s Honor Roll: 2016 to 2020; Ishpeming High School Student of the Week: 2016 and 2019; Excellence in Education Award: 2016-2020; National Honor Society President: 2019-2020; All Upper Peninsula Cross Country Runner: 2018; All-State Track Runner: 2016 to 2019; All-State Long-Jumper: 2017 to 2019; Ishpeming High School All-State Academic: 2017 to 2020; Outstanding Senior Student Athlete Award: 2020; Team First Award: 2020

Future plans: I will be attending Northern Michigan University in the fall.

Morgan Lee Oja

Parents Names: Ron and Jennie Oja 

GPA: 4.0 

Honors and Awards: Class of 2020 Valedictorian, All A’s Honor Roll, Excellence in Education Award 2016-2020, Mining Journal Student of the Week, MSBOA District Solo and Ensemble 1 Rating, MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble 1 Rating

Future Plans: attend Northern Michigan University for neuroscience in the fall and hopefully work in brain research 


John Paul Corkin

Parents: Scott and Melissa Corkin

Honors/Awards: honor roll, excellence and education, all conference first team running back, all conference runner up player of the year, all UP first team running back.

Future Plans: Attend NMU and study electrical technology


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