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Celebrating the Class of 2014

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Future leader travels world By Andrea Justice Copper Futures Seniors preparing for graduation are filled with hopes and dreams for a bright future. Some focus on college, some think about family, and some young minds concentrate on the impact they can make on the world around them. Globe senior Rachel O’Malia is an innovative student that might just change the world. Her intelligence and fearless ambition has already taken her half way around the globe for an educational program that changed her life. In the summer of 2013 O’Malia traveled to Madagascar with the Frontier program where she focused on wildlife conservation, marine conservation, and teaching English. “I was actually invited by the program because of my interests,” said O’Malia. “I received a few grants to go so I only had to pay for my plane ticket and any souvenirs I wanted to buy.” During her trip O’Malia spent a month and a half in a place called Hell-ville and on an island known as Nosy be. “We actually taught English to young students,” said O’Malia. “By the time they were 6 or 7 years old they were already speaking three languages so we were teaching them their fourth language.” O’Malia also noted that the program offered an adult class for

adults who wanted to learn English in the evenings. “I still keep in contact with some of the students from the adult class,” said O’Malia. In the wildlife program, O’Malia participated in a group study that took surveys of the creatures in the forest and on the plateaus. “We discovered a new species of lemur,” said O’Malia. “About 90 percent of the animals in Madagascar have not been identified yet, and the guy who found the lemur actually got to name him so how cool is that.” Through the marine conservation program O’Malia was taught how to scuba dive. “We measured coral, played with sea turtles, and counted fish,” said O’Malia. “It was an amazing experience.” Traveling to Madagascar and experiencing such broad educational opportunities has made a significant impact on O’Malia. “It definitely opened my eyes to just how many things are out there,” said O’Malia. “Coming from a small town you don’t really know what’s out there, this experience has taught me to go learn as much as I can.” In the fall O’Malia will take another big step toward

her promising future. She was awarded Arizona State University’s Leadership Scholarship. “It’s a full tuition scholarship,” said O’Malia. “It’s a great program that automatically signs you up for other clubs and places you in leadership classes.” In order to be considered for the scholarship O’Malia had to write a few essays and a speech about her passions. “I wrote about traveling of course,” said O’Malia. There was also a five hour interview process where she was able to meet people already in the program and answer questions about her thoughts on leadership. “Right now I’m looking at going into forensics but when I was in Madagascar I found a new passion for psychology,” said O’Malia. “I may do a double major.” O’Malia’s positive outlook is inspired by her mother. “She motivates me to do anything I want,” said O’Malia. “No matter how crazy it is, like going half way around the world.” The future is almost blinding for this Globe senior. “I see myself traveling the world,” said O’Malia. “The trick is finding a career that will pay me to do that.”

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS

Floranna McIntosh San Carlos High School Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory was when I went to state for track for the first time. I qualified for all four of my events. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? I went through many obstacles but overcame them. Through them I came closer to my goals. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My parents inspire me to succeed. What are your plans for after high school? My plan for after high school is to join the Army. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be working and helping my community.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~Dr. Seuss

Alex Gao Junior graduation early Miami High School Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite memory was the senior farewells that occurred my freshman year. I laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were also times in chemistry that were very memorable as well, like the times we lit the table on fire. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? Of course, I stayed up plenty of times trying to get all my work done on time. One of the biggest problems I’ve had was balancing my college classes with my high school ones. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My family definitely plays an important part in this. Their hard and good work ethic inspires me to be successful in life. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on working toward a degree at a four year university. Maybe I will get a part time job while going to school. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be living independently with a new family. I will hopefully be working a decent job that involves informational technology. I want to be a family man and work to ensure a good future for myself and the next generations.

Alexandra Lopez Miami High School

Hannah Kennedy Globe High School

Jacalyn Davis Miami High School

Raeleen Goode San Carlos High School

Name a favorite high school memory? One of my favorite memories would have to be my time in DECA at the conferences, especially the ones this year. They were so much fun. DECA helped me gain more courage and be more outgoing. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? When I started high school I was shy and didn’t talk a lot. I’ve become more outgoing and really come out of my box. I think that will really help me achieve my dreams. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My sisters inspire me to succeed specifically, my oldest sister, Devon. I always aspire to be better than her and become the best daughter. Just kidding. But she did set a standard that I plan on resetting for my little sister, Ariana. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on going to college at ASU and earning my degree in architecture. After college I want to get married and start a family, but my priority is to become an architect. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” I will be finished with school and have my dream job. By than I hope to be married and probably starting a family. I will be happy and loving life. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me.

Name a favorite high school memory? I think my favorite memories are homecoming week and Globe-Miami week. There’s so much excitement and stuff to do! Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? I hardly knew anyone when I first came to Globe my freshman year. It was intimidating, but now I know everyone and have tons of friends. I learned that it’s important to put yourself out there and get involved. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My parents inspire me because they work so hard and always support me in whatever I do. As long as I make them proud, I’m happy. What are your plans for after high school? I haven’t decided for sure yet, but I’ll either attend Arizona State University or Pepperdine University to study psychology. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I don’t know where I’ll be specifically, but hopefully I’ll have a job that I love, great people in my life, and money in the bank!

Name a favorite high school memory? One of my favorite memories is performing in last year’s “Harry’s Hotter at Twilight” play. All of my friends were there and it was always fun. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? High school has forced me to grow up and become adaptable. Each year I’ve grown a bit more. High school has just prepared me for the road ahead, whatever that may be. Who or what inspires you to succeed? People who are successful doing what they love are the most inspiring. Youtube stars like Michelle Phan or Shane Dawson, people not much older than me who are incredibly successful just by doing what they love are inspiring. That’s what I want to do in my life. What are your plans for after high school? I just want to focus on improving myself physically, artistically and mentally. I hope that along that journey I encourage people to improve themselves and leave the world a better place for others. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be doing something I love. Life is hard and it takes work to achieve happiness, but that’s what I’m going to do. Whatever career I chose or road life takes me, I just want to be happy.

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory is and will always be hanging out with my friends, teachers, the health aide, or my sophomore biology teacher. Im going to miss them. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? Any obstacles? Well, there were so many, like homework, classwork, having to deal with new teachers every year, and most of all waking up so early in the morning. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My mom inspires me. She was always pushing me. When I missed the bus I’d end up getting a ride. She’d tell me not to make the same mistakes she had. What are your plans for after high school? I am going to continue my education and pursue my dreams. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be done with college and maybe have a family. I will be working for the people of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. I’ll be a teacher at one of the schools or a nurse at the new hospital. Who knows where I’ll be in 10 years. Hopefully I’ll be successful and off the reservation or helping the people.


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ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS

Nicole Renon Junior graduating early Miami High School Name a favorite high school memory? All of my favorite high school memories have been with two of the most important people in my life, my best friend, Shelby Steele, and the love of my life, Justin Rogers. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? The biggest obstacle was the constant put downs by others. I had to just keep on track and remind myself of the goals I was eventually going to reach. Who or what inspires you to succeed? The idea of reaching my dreams and thinking of how I have the power to control how successful I become truly is what motivates me. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on going to college and becoming a physician assistant then continuing to live life to the fullest with my amazing boyfriend and family. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be finished with college and working my dream job as a physician assistant. I will be planning my life with my man by my side and reaching all of my dreams.

Marquez Swift San Carlos High School

Mohini Bhakkta Globe High School

Karlyn Jenkins-Powell Globe High School

Kimana Kasey San Carlos High School

Riley Willis Globe High School

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory was freshman year, getting to meet every new person because you didn’t know who’s going to talk to you or be your friend. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? I can’t name an obstacle that has gotten in my way of achieving my goals. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My family and a speech that inspires me to keep moving forward going after my dreams. My family has been going through some rough times this year, but especially my mom. She keeps me wanting to succeed because I give her the best things in life. There’s also this speech, “If you wanna succeed as bad as you want to breath than you’ll be successful.” What are your plans for after high school? I plan on going to the Marines and playing football while I’m in there. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I’ll probably be in the NFL because I’m going to do everything in my power to make it there. You never see Native Americans in the NFL. I want to be the first one to make it. That’s where I’ll be in 10 years, living a beautiful life.

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory was senior year at the homecoming assembly when the football players got kisses from their mothers. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? My biggest obstacle in high school was learning to adapt to the new environment and getting used to people. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My brother has always inspired me to succeed no matter how difficult it is. What are your plans for after high school? My plan after high school is to attend Arizona State University as a biological science major. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be a pharmacist.

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory is this year at the Gila County Fair showing my steer, Clyed, and taking the time to make him look amazing. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? Last year I tore my ACL and I thought my life was over because I couldn’t go to the Coast Guard, but through FFA I have been able to go to Underwater Welding School and still pursue my dreams. Who or what inspires you to succeed? Lynn Woolever is my inspiration. She has got me where I am today. She is the reason I will be graduating on time. She is my role model. What are your plans for after high school? After high school I will be going to Hawaii for Underwater Welding School. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be probably living in the Gulf of Mexico welding and diving.

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory was my senior year during basketball season. I got really close to my teammates. It was a great team, and I was proud to call them my sisters. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? My main goal was to be the first child in my family to finish high school and go off to college. Who or what inspires you to succeed? That would have to be my late grandfather Emmerson Kasey. He went back and finished school and went to the Army. What are your plans for after high school? I plan to go off to college and start my life. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be starting my career and returning home to help my family out.

Name a favorite high school memory? One of my favorite memories from high school is when I was in charge of the Sadie Hawkins dance. Some of our plans ended up falling through, but we were able to pull off a very successful dance in a short amount of time. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? I’ve had to overcome being shy and had to learn to open up more to others. Who or what inspires you to succeed? I inspire myself to succeed. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on studying mechanical engineering at ASU. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” I will be working to solve the world’s energy crisis.

At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros. ~Paul Freund


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Young author tells her story By Andrea Justice Copper Futures

Globe senior Amanda Knauss is no ordinary teenager. As a young author with an inventive mind, Knauss’s dreams go beyond college and straight into the pages of her unique and complex manuscripts. “I started writing when I was eight and it’s always stuck with me,” said Knauss. “I’ve always been really creative.” At the age of 14, Knauss got an idea to create a comic book type universe and put it in novel format. “I wrote the book ‘Snaring Night’ when I was 15,” said Knauss. At age 16 she published the novel with an Amazon company called CreateSpace. The company offers free tools to help authors self-publish and distribute their books. “I think I’ve sold maybe 200 or 300 copies,” said Knauss. Amazon describes “Snaring Night” as a “not-so-ordinary teen novel; losing all control, dysfunctional families, chasing down a psychotic mother, explosions, sharp objects, awkward moments, battles, more explosions that defy physics, love, loss, and restoration of relationships.” Amazon goes on to say that the novel is “written from a teen’s perspective using humor, science fiction, and misfits to tackle problems in life.” Since publishing her first novel, Knauss has successfully written two more books. She admitted that she thought

the other two books were better maybe because she was a little older when she wrote them. “Right now I’m working on a stand alone novel that I can’t tell you about because I don’t want to give away any spoilers,” said Knauss. As an intelligent young author, Knauss finds herself intrigued by super heroes, science fiction, and Star Wars. “I’m a huge geek,” proclaimed Knauss. “Stan Lee and Peter Jackson are my biggest inspirations.” Knauss’s creativity stems from hours of writing and delving deep into her craft. “I love doing character development,” said Knauss. “I love writing fight scenes and describing the setting, and it’s really fun to show both sides of humanity when developing a story.” As graduation nears, Knauss has finalized her plans for after high school. “After I graduate I plan on shipping out to basic training,” said Knauss. “The military is going to pay for my college.” Knauss plans on joining the Reserves and serving six years. Once she’s done with basic training she plans on attending Grand Canyon University for film making with an emphasis on production. “When I’m done with everything I hope to move to Canada,” said Knauss. “It’s a little known fact that a lot of movie making is done in Vancouver and I want to be a director.” “I plan on becoming an internationally known author and director and own my own comic book company,”

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Globe senior Amanda Knauss is pictured hanging out in the art room sink. Knauss is known for her creative side and her ability to think out of the box. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures Knauss added. “Maybe someday I will be making movies about the books I’ve written.”

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Congratulations to the 2013-2014 completers at Cobre Valley Institute of Technology PRE-ENGINEERING – GEOLOGY Kyria Bracco Clint Brown Aaron Gourdin

Michael Lira Jorge Renova

COSMETOLOGY Jordan Hampton

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MEDICAL ASSISTANT Joseph Acosta

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS

Tyler Holyoak Globe High School

Sarah Jones Globe High School

Scottie Noline San Carlos High School

Shelby Steele Miami High School

SolAngel Leyva Globe High School

Vanessa O’Connor Miami High School

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory was the entire senior year basketball season. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at the age of six and I’ve had to overcome all that obstacles that have been put in my path. I’ve had to take care of myself at all times. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My parents inspire me to succeed by showing me the importance of hard work and pushing me to do the best I can. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on attending EAC and ASU. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I see myself starting my career and a family. I will be starting to set roots in my life.

Name a favorite high school memory? I did enjoy musical sleepover nights with friends, the making of plays for Theatre Arts Class, and the entirety of my BIO 181/182 class. We had a ridiculously funny instructor who managed both to play practical jokes on his class and still teach us all the advanced material without any textbooks. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? What has limited me most is living in a rural community where the resources (aka money) are scarce. In order to stay competitive academically I have had to take a multitude of classes at the community college, including microbiology. Who or what inspires you to succeed? It’s not really success that I’m after. I mean, once I achieved it, what would I do? What I am really trying to do is to excel at whatever I try, as well as spreading joy through the meaningful connections I make with others. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on going to college and majoring in engineering with an emphasis in biology. I’ve been admitted to both ASU and Notre Dame. I’m still working on a financial aid packet from Notre Dame, so nothing is set in stone. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be in a lab developing all kinds of crazy inventions, probably so microscopic you couldn’t see any of them.

Name a favorite high school memory? My most memorable high school memory was my first talent show performance during my senior year. The crowd’s reaction was amazing and very energizing toward my performance. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? There were many obstacles I’ve had to overcome to achieve my goals as a student. One major obstacle was striding to keep going on being a great student. There were many distractions that tried to keep me from being a top student, but I did have an understanding that my education was important. Who or what inspires you to succeed? The dream of being a great musician in life is what inspires me to keep going with my education and my talent. What are your plans for after high school? My plans are to get a degree in guitar performance and also achieve a certificate in music production. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be able to look back on my life and say, “I actually made it somewhere in life.”

Name a favorite high school memory? It’s hard to choose just one, but I’d have to say getting closer to my classmates and reaching out to others. I enjoyed being part of prom royalty, homecoming court, and prom court my junior and senior years. I’m happy I got to take Jerome Alvarado to my senior prom. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? I have had to overcome self doubt the past few years. Now, I see that I really can strive for anything and achieve it. I’ve learned to trust and believe in myself. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My family inspires me to succeed. I want to show them that they have done well in raising me and that I am capable of achieving my goals. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on going to school for teaching English and social work. I would like to travel and then settle down and begin a family. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will have my degree. I will have started my family and will be striving everyday to help others.

Name a favorite high school memory? My favorite high school memory would have to be getting the opportunity to travel to China. I got to try new foods, make new friends, and experience a new culture. I learned so much about China and myself. It was a true blessing. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? One obstacle I had to overcome was moving from a big city in California to a small town here in Arizona. I had to change my interests and let go of many friendships. However, I’ve learned to love Arizona and I love the many things I have experienced here. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My mother inspires me to succeed. She constantly pushes me to be the best person I can possibly be. My mom helps me through anything I put myself into. What are your plans for after high school? After high school I would love to continue learning in a college or university. I want to major in International Relations and one day, hopefully, work for the UN. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be traveling the world helping people in need.

Name a favorite high school memory? I would have to say getting chosen to travel to Washington, DC and New York last summer and my senior prom were all unforgettable memories. Are there any obstacles you’ve had to overcome to achieve your goals? During this school year I have had to overcome finding out who my real friends are and staying on track with applying for scholarships while balancing a part time job. Who or what inspires you to succeed? My family inspires me to succeed. Ever since I was little, my mother and father both told me, “You’re going to college!” It hasn’t ever been an option. With my brother , there is constant competition since he goes to ASU. And I someday want to have a career that I absolutely love like my sister loves hers. What are your plans for after high school? I have received scholarships from both Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. However, I plan on attending Grand Canyon University. I will be majoring in biology with an emphasis on pre-med. My goal is to become a dermatologist. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be finishing my residency as a dermatologist and beginning my career.

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TOP ATHLETES

Aaron Hockaday Basketball, Football, Tennis Miami High School

Andrew Miller Basketball, Tennis Miami High School

Ashley Madrid Cheer, Tennis, Volleyball Miami High School

Juliette Ramirez Volleyball San Carlos High School

Shawn Barrowdale Football, Basketball, Baseball Miami High School

Anthony Thompson Baseball San Carlos High School

Name a favorite athletic memory? One of my favorite moments even today was in my sophomore year of high school. We went to Thatcher to play our opening game of football. Two to three minutes into the game we ran a passing route to me. They dropped the safety. It was 4 and 12 after a false start penalty. The ball was hiked. I ran my seem route. The ball was passed and I caught it in stride. I jot by the safety and ran a 57-yard reception for a touchdown. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? By playing any sport you pick up life lessons and skills. The top three skills that prepared me for the future are cooperation, dedication, and leadership. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My favorite professional athlete is Stephen Curry. He is an all around great person. He is a great basketball player and he puts in the work ethic to be great. What are your plans for after high school? My plans are to go to Hamline and play football and tennis. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be a registered nurse with my masters in bio science. I hope to come back and start a local business and help the community grow.

Name a favorite athletic memory? There is nothing like the feeling you get right before you storm the court. The music, the lights, the crowd ... I will forever remember the incomparable feeling that pre-game pump ups gave me. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Most importantly, sports have taught me leadership. With the fantastic coaches Miami has to offer, from Coach Vargas to Coach Roberds, these role models taught me that no matter how tough the competition gets, you have to take the bull by the horns and get it on! Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? Even though I never played football, Kurt Warner is easily my most inspirational athlete. Not only is he one of the most successful quarterbacks in the NFL, but the fact that he overcame all obstacles and rose to the top is what inspires me. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on pursuing a degree in physical therapy. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years, I will be an accomplished and renowned physical therapist. By this time in my life, I plan to have found and married the love of my life and to have started a family. I love kids and I can’t wait to get to raise my own.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory would have to have taken place my junior year. We had made it to the finals for team state and I sure as heck didn’t want to get runners up again so Celine Marine and I were up on doubles. Des and Keely had lost so it was up to us. When I finally got the last point, we all started cheering. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? It’s prepared me for the confidence that I now have. It helps me to believe in myself as I go on to great things and it taught me to never give up no matter how hard it gets. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? I don’t have a favorite professional athlete, but I believe that you can learn a little something from every great athlete. They fought all the way through and I guess that’s something that inspires me. What are your plans for after high school? My plans are to go to college for tennis or dance. Then maybe in a couple of years after I get enough money and maybe get a better job, I plan on moving to New York. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” I will be living in my house with a job that I love and hopefully married to the love of my life with kids.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory was when I received the certificate for all section first team in volleyball. It was such a great rewarding honor! How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Sports have helped me see that you can’t give up. Being able to keep pushing forward makes you a stronger person. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? I would have to say my volleyball coach. She may not be a professional athlete but to me she was. She showed me that you just can’t give up. You have to work hard for what you really want. What are your plans for after high school? I’m already attending college. I plan to further my college education. I’m pursuing my RN degree. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be a registered nurse. I will have been through college and finished my education. I will have came back to the San Carlos reservation and be helping my people by providing health care through the medical field in nursing. It’s been my ambition to come back and help my people and to show that if you work hard and put in the time anything you want can be possible. There is no such thing as the impossible.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory would have to be all the bus rides on away trips. There’s nothing like that feeling after a great win with all of your brothers. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? It has prepared me for my future by teaching me a good work ethic and character, even when everything isn’t going your way. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. He is a professional on and off the field. He’s someone that people look up to and want to be like. I hope to be a role model like that one day. What are your plans for after high school? My plans for after high school are to attend a junior college and play baseball, my true passion, while getting my AA degree in exercise science and personal training. After that I hope to either get drafted to professional baseball or go to a division one college and play ball there, then pursue a bachelor’s degree. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be involved with baseball in some way, either playing, coaching or recruiting. I plan to never have to work in my life, because I will have a job that I love to do.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory was winning the Salt River Baseball Tournament this past year. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Participating in sports has prepared me not only physically but mentally. In doing this I shall be prepared for anything my future has in store. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My favorite professional athlete is Jacoby Ellsbury. My uncle is the one who inspires and motivates me to do my best in all I do. He pushes me to the limit. He is the one who keeps me going. What are your plans for after high school? My plans after high school are to go to college at Arizona State University and major in mechanical engineering. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be helping my family and I will have a place of my own, and hopefully come back and coach the baseball team at my local high school.


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Tiara Belvado Softball San Carlos High School Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory is when I played T-Ball. I remember playing with a sprained thumb and getting on base for the first time ever. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Playing softball has prepared me for the future by teaching me to do better and never give up on what you really want. Just love what you do! Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My father inspired and motivated me to do better while playing baseball/ softball. If it wasn’t for him I would never know what it’s like to experience what I love. What are your plans for after high school? I plan to go to Eastern Arizona College to take my EMT classes and make my way up to become a paramedic and help my people. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be a paramedic or medical assistant. I’ll be living my dream and have my own family. Maybe I’ll be teaching my children to play softball or baseball. I plan to be a paramedic to help my people of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Danielle Garcia Volleyball, Basketball, Softball Miami High School Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory was making first team all state for softball and the semifinals for softball my junior year. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Sports have given me not only valuable leadership skills, but important life skills such as determination, coping with others through a difficult time, and most importantly self worth. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? I’m inspired by any athlete who has it all and still keeps him or herself humble. People who have good character inspire me because it’s not all about skills. What are your plans for after high school? I plan to further my education by going to college and become a nurse practitioner. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” I will be a nurse practitioner opening my own practice. Hopefully I will be a great wife and soon to be mom by then.

Abel Contreras Wrestling Globe High School

Anfernee Thompson Baseball San Carlos High School

Justin Hicklin Football, Basketball Globe High School

Madi McBride Cheerleader Globe High School

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory is when I was in the semi-finals for wrestling. I was wearing the new white singlets that I’ve been waiting for since freshman year. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Sports have helped me by making me physically and mentally strong. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My mentor was my coach, Billy Barefoot. He pushed me to do my best and he helped me get where I wanted to go. What are your plans for after high school? My plans after high school are to join the Marines. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be in the Marines and successful.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory was when the team won the championship at the Salt River Tournament. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Participating in sports has taught me how to work as a team and I’ve also learned how to better communicate with others. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My favorite professional athlete is Jacoby Ellsbury. What are your plans for after high school? I will obviously go to college and go play baseball. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be playing baseball.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory is beating Safford (my junior year) in football for the first time in many years. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Participating in sports has taught me how to work with other people and how to be a leader. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? Adrian Peterson is my favorite professional athlete. He inspires me because he got injured and came back the next year and almost broke the NFL rushing record. What are your plans for after high school? I plan to go to college for sports medicine. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will hopefully have graduated from college and have a family.

Name a favorite athletic memory? My favorite athletic memory was going and competing in California and getting seventh in Nationals out of 35 teams from all over the US. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? Being in sports has helped me work well with others and has also taught me to have leadership skills. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My coaches Linda Noriega and Jan Shumway have pushed me to be the best I could be and inspired me to always try my best and give it my all! What are your plans for after high school? I plan on doing a year at Gila Pueblo then transferring to Mesa. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be finished with college and hopefully have a family and a good job.

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. ~Theodore Roosevelt


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Motivated by the military By Andrea Justice Copper Futures The military offers opportunity and direction for the popular athletic Miami Prom King, Anthony Lee. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Lee. After growing up in Globe and attending Miami schools all his life, Lee is looking forward to seeing the world and taking on a new point of view with the help of the US Army. After speaking with a recruiter, Lee had no doubt that joining the Army was the best choice for him. “I plan on staying in the Army for several years and then hopefully I will get a job with Game and Fish somewhere,” said Lee. “I want to go to school too and major in biology for a future with Game and Fish.” While Lee will always have a love for his home town, he noted

that he probably will not come back to this area. “I learned from school not to be trapped by so few opportunities,” said Lee. The world is big and Lee wants the chance to experience it. “I hope that I will get a chance to travel with the army,” said Lee. “I’m excited to get the opportunity to see more places.” As with any high school senior, graduation brings on a time for reflection and remembering the people that support and inspire excellence. “My dad is probably my biggest inspiration,” said Lee. “He grew up on his own and was able to accomplish so many things in his life without asking other people for help.” For now Lee is focused on graduation and is excited to leave. “I head out for basic training on Aug. 18 in Fort Benning, Georgia,” said Lee. “I can’t wait to see what my future has in store for me.”

Miami senior Anthony Lee works on his military stance. Lee leaves for basic training on Aug. 18. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures

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Junior Brown Football, Wrestling, Baseball San Carlos High School

Kelsea White Volleyball Globe High School

Nathan Sehongva Baseball San Carlos High School

Savannah Barajas Volleyball, Basketball, Softball Globe High School

Tori Copeland Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball Miami High School

Name a favorite athletic memory? When we won our first game in football. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? By showing me how to work with other people. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? I don’t really have a favorite professional athlete. I’m just inspired by enjoying the sports I play. What are your plans for after high school? I plan to go to a trade school for construction. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” I hope I will still be playing the sport I love which is football.

Name a favorite athletic memory? Beating Miami my senior year. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? By teaching me social and leadership skills. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? I don’t have a favorite professional athlete but I have many great people in my life who inspire me. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on attending Pima Medical Institute for their radiography program. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” Working in trauma radiography and starting a family of my own.

Name a favorite athletic memory? Making the state baseball tournament. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? By teaching me how to work together in a team. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? Dustin Pedroia. He motivates me because he’s one of the best infielders in the MLB and someday I want to be like him. What are your plans for after high school? I plan to go to college and study forestry. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” In 10 years I will be working for the US Forest Service.

Name a favorite athletic memory? Hitting a home run sophomore year. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? It taught me how to be a leader and a team player. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Who inspires and motivates you? My softball coach Al Lopez has inspired me to push myself and to strive to get better. He also taught me that in sports you should focus on having fun. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on going to the University of Arizona and majoring in nursing. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” Done with school and be working at a hospital.

Name a favorite athletic memory? When we played Hayden and I got ran over going to cover first base. How has participating in sports prepared you for the future? It has taught me how to be a part of a team and how to work together even when we can’t stand each other. Who inspires and motivates you? My softball and volleyball coach, Brittney Matta. She always made us work hard and she always pushed us to be the best she knew we could be. What are your plans for after high school? I plan on attending nursing school. Finish this statement, “In 10 years I will be...” Married and working as a nurse and hopefully starting my own family.


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By Andrea Justice Copper Futures The stage is set for Miami senior Madison Clark, who will be attending Kings College in New York City this fall. The exclusively small liberal arts college is particular about screening new admissions. Clark is one of 60 students accepted to the program for 2014. Seeking out gifted, driven and dedicated students, it’s no surprise that Clark stood out on the list of applicants. Her energy, enthusiasm, and pure ambition already make her a star. “Ever since I could talk I wanted to work in the box,” said Clark, referring to the television set in her living room. “It’s time for me to get out and live my dreams.” Those dreams include the bright lights of Broadway or working as an actress on television. “With Kings College I will have an internship with Saturday Night Live,” said Clark. In November of 2013 Clark and her mother traveled to New York to interview with Kings. The interview included a Powerpoint presentation where Clark talked about the dictionary and how it affects lives. “I impressed the judges and my mom cried,” said Clark. She received the Presidential Scholarship for $60,000 to go toward her tuition. “People tell me I’m original, but I always feel awkward,” said Clark. Clark explained that without the constant love and support from her parents, she may have never realized her dreams. “At first I wanted to go to ASU but my father pushed me to go into acting,”said Clark. “My parents enduring support has really meant the world

to me.” While looking at colleges Clark found herself interested in UCLA, but

then received a letter about a small Christian college in New York City. “Where else could I get an internship

for SNL,” said Clark. Clark noted that when she met with the college she told them that she was a cheerleader and still wanted to cheer. “They didn’t have a program but plan on starting one because of me,” exclaimed Clark. Her love of cheerleading makes her happy. Clark was given the opportunity to cheer in the Macy’s Day Parade her freshman year. She also cheered in Hawaii last year

for the NFL Pro Bowl. “I think my biggest inspiration is the way people respond to me when I say I want to be an actress,” said Clark. “It’s as if they feel sorry for me.” Those negative reactions are what pushes Clark to succeed. “I’m going to live the dream the way I want it to be,” said Clark. “I don’t need a back up plan, this is something I already see myself doing.” After taking several acting

classes, modeling, and staring in two small films as a kid, Clark is excited and confident with this next step in her life. “I’m so excited that it’s all happening,” said Clark. She will move into the dorms on Aug. 23 and attend orientation on Aug. 25. “I’m excited to leave but part of me wants to just be a kid still,” said Clark. “I feel so blessed for the opportunities coming my way.”

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Showing off their western wear for Globe’s Spirit Week are seniors Omar Miramontes, Blanca Lopez, Robert Medina and Ralph Reyes. Submitted

Globe National Honor Society seniors Riley Willis Rachel O’Malia and Mahima Bhakta work on a fundraising project. Submitted

Globe senior band members Ralph Reyes and Omar Miramontes pose for the camera. Submitted

Globe senior football players Justin Hicklin and James Webb are pictured carrying the famous Copper Kettle. Submitted

Globe senior student council members are pictured above. Members of the council include Riley Willis, Alexis Salter, SolAngel Leyva, and Nichole Hart.


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Pictured are Globe seniors Myranda Dugan, Kelsea White, Frankie Estrada, Joe Gonzales, Tristan Harrison, Luis Martinez, and Seth Hanson. Submitted

Globe senior girls are pictured from left to right, Madi McBride, Myranda Dugan, Hannah Kennedy, Kelsea White, and Sarah Gomez. Submitted

Globe seniors gather for a picture during homecoming float building.

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Globe senior cheerleaders Hope Trobaugh and SolAngel Leyva are pictured above. Submitted


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Senior boys that played tennis for Miami High School are pictured from left to right, Joseph Acosta, Aaron Hockaday, and Andrew Miller. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures

Miami girls senior tennis players are pictured from left to right, Dusti Berg, Ashley Madrid, Emily Barela, Arianne Madrid, and Kylie Crick. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures

Miami senior baseball athletes are pictured from left to right, Chris Canizales, Anthony Lee, Shawn Barrowdale, and Justin Rogers. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures

Pictured from left to right are Miami seniors Aaron Hockaday, Alex Searle, Shawn Barrowdale, David McGarry, Andrew Miller, and Anthony Lee. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures


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Miami senior cheerleaders are pictured from left to right, Isenea Valenzuela, Madison Clark, Shelby Steele, Dusti Berg, Nicole Renon, and Ashley Madrid. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures

Pictured from left to right are Miami senior girls, Kylie Crick, Emily Barela, Dusti Berg, Ashley Madrid, Aubree Castaneda, Makayla Tarron, Arianne Madrid, Madison Clark, Shelby Steele, Nicole Renon, Danielle Garcia, and Isenea Valenzuela. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures

Makayla Tarron shows off her 2014 Miami senior shirt. Andrea Justice | Copper Futures


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Globe senior class shows spirit, yes, they do

The Globe senior class shows off their class spirit during one of the schools pep assemblies.

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To the graduating classes of: SAN CARLOS HIGH SCHOOL MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL and GLOBE HIGH SCHOOL we at the Copper Futures wish you all the success and joy in your life. CONGRATULATIONS! Senior Teen Liberty members Mahima Bhatka and Nichole Hart clean up the Globe park. Submitted


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