Hannah Boike

Flushing High School senior Hannah Boike has been named the Rotary Club of Flushing’s Student of the Month for May.

Boike, who graduated with the Class of 2022 yesterday, finished high school as a high honors student with a 4.031 GPA. She will be attending the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s School of Engineering this fall to double major in biomedical engineering and music performance.

Boike was a three-year member of the Rotary Interact Club at FHS and belonged to Mu Alpha Theta, the Science National Honor Society, the National Honor Society, Student Council (vice president), Beta Chi Theta choir and Madrigals (president). She sang with the Flushing High School choir and performed at many FHS concerts and events.

Additionally, Boike was awarded the Jan Liepmann Vocal Music Scholarship and received the Women of Engineering Merit Award. She was also part of the MSVMA State Honors Choir three years in a row and All State Honors Choir in her senior year.

Music is likewise a primary focus for Boike outside of school. She has composed and performed over 30 songs and plays various instruments, including the guitar, piano and ukulele. She hopes to release her own music someday on a streaming platform.

Boike dedicated time to serving with the NHS/Red Cross Blood Drive, Student Council’s Food Can Drive and the Rotary Mile Water Station at the Crim Festival of Races. As a Rotary Interact student, she also prepared s’mores at the Flushing Candlewalk, made blankets for Hurley Medical Center and volunteered at the Rotary Club’s Area 7 Book Distribution.

Boike said her favorite memories included performing at Flushing High School’s Holiday Collage concert and attending Raider athletic events. Her favorite teacher was Flushing High School choir director Nate Degner, who taught her valuable lessons with music and life in general.

Hannah’s parents are Kim and Jeff Boike, and she has three older siblings: Tyler, Megan and Connor.

(Reprinted courtesy of Ben Gagnon, The Flushing View)