Michael Copley will graduate from Marine City High School at the top of his class. Michael has had an interesting academic career, taking advanced math and science classes since 4th grade. In 6th grade, Michael enrolled in “The Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences”, a high school program for academically talented high school students. He graduated from “The Macomb Academy” at the end of his freshman year in high school, and started to take classes at his local community college the fall of his sophomore year. By the end of his junior year in high school, Michael had earned 31 college credits completing classes such as Calculus II and III, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and College Physics w/Calculus; all while maintaining a college GPA of over 3.9.
Outside of academics, Michael is an accomplished pianist and athlete. He has been a member of the Varsity Soccer, Cross Country, and Track programs. He has received numerous awards, such as being an “All-League” athlete in Cross Country, Track, and Soccer numerous times, being the captain of the Boys Varsity Cross Country team his senior year, and making it to the state competition 3 years in a row for Cross Country. Last year Michael’s 3200 relay team in track made it to the state competition as well. Michael has also been very involved in music; he has accompanied numerous groups such as the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chorale, and Pit Band for the musical “Willy Wonka”, as well as a number of individual soloists for their competitions. Michael also won a piano scholarship competition last year, and has made it to the State Solo & Ensemble festival 2 years in a row for his piano performance. This year at the state Solo & Ensemble competition, he received a score of “87” on Proficiency III. Michael has also helped start the “East China Theatre Troup” and has been very active in the productions they put on, putting forth more than 100 hours of community service hours every year alone in that activity. In the future, Michael plans to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the University of Michigan, and he wants to start his own business in the future.