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surveyor Volume 57

Issue 9

27 May 2014

The Senior Issue 2014

about us... mission

The Surveyor is established as a school-sponsored open forum dedicated to informing and entertaining its readers. The staff will report as fairly and well-balanced as possible. All activities and news will be covered to the best of the staff’s ability. The Surveyor accepts the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics as the basis for good journalism. Readers are encouraged to express their viewpoints through guest editorials. The Surveyor also welcomes letters to the editor, with these guidelines: it is not libelous or obscene, it explains the material clearly, it is not longer than 500 words, and that it is signed.

non-discrimination policy

It is the policy of the Cedar Rapids Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (employment only), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (students/program only) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. District employees with questions or a grievance related to this policy should contact Jill Cirivello, Director of Human Resources, 319558-2421; Students and others should contact Rhoda Shepherd, Director of Student Services, 319-5582964; The District mailing address is 2500 Edgewood Rd NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405-1015.


MJ Kamin, Editor-in-Chief Hannah Jonasson, Managing and Photo Editor Michael Andersland, News Editor Eric Loeffelholz, Business Manager Michelle Zumhof, Arts and Entertainment Editor Andi Lawrence, Profiles Editor Ian Schweiger, Sports Editor Bridget Williams, Opinions Editor

staff members Elijah Wolter Cameron Williams Matthew Andersland

Lauren Barber Elijah Wedel Chris Harrington Brandon Cullen Mikayla Frye Betsy Smith Emily LaGrange Emma Cooper


Kyle Phillips


Meet the Staff

Hannah Jonasson Managing Editor

The Overrated Case for ‘Perfectionism’ Anna Wolle Guest Columnist

Before you dive into this story, I ask you to keep something in mind. This article is not intended to be about me, but instead about how you can learn from the mistakes I have made and how we as teenagers and young adults can have a better outlook on life. My name is Anna Wolle, and I have anorexia. Three weeks and four days ago, I never would have suspected that this phrase could ring true. I was clueless. Ever since October, I have tried to lose weight, seeing it as a means to channel my inner drive and see quick and visible results. Unfortunately, I became quite good at weight loss. I ignored my parents’ worried comments, thinking my body was invincible. It

wasn’t until a friend of mine called to my attention the possibility of anorexia that I began to question my bad habits. Admitting our own imperfections can be agonizing but it is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. The presence of a physical, mental, or social issue in a person’s life doesn’t hinder them from goodness and success. How can society define ‘normal’ or ‘perfect’ when each and every one of us has such unique qualities, and each of us is also ‘flawed’ in a variety of ways? I hope that every student at this school refrains from defining themselves based on the standards society sets. Learn from the unhealthy path that approach thrust me towards. Instead, I ask that there be a mentality that these so-called ‘imperfections’ that we all have are not blemishes, but are instead the

attributes and conditions that make each one of us unique. Striving to improve can be positive, but remain true to who you are. I am not proud of my actions. My extreme calorie-cutting only made me unhealthy—unhealthy enough to lower my blood-pressure to a state where actions such as singing and walking brought about fatigue. I am proud of my successful road to recovery. In addition to both professional help and my parent’s careful monitoring of my food-intake, it is my change in outlook towards materialistic self-standards that has steered me towards a healthier lifestyle. The past eight months have taught me that society’s view of ‘perfect’ is absolutely overrated. Embrace your imperfections, and remain true to who you are.

What I Will Miss Eric Loeffelholz Business Manager To sum up the last four years of my life in one short article is no doubt impossible, honestly my goal is to write something that is half as well written as my fellow Surveyor members. I love Wash for that reason I’m constantly surrounded by great people that push me to work harder or even to work at all. Even if the encouragement is, in my eyes, trying not to come off unintelligent. From day one, Washington provides educators that were not

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only smart but for the most part interesting, and always excited to share their knowledge. The amazing people at Wash are not limited to the staff, I’ve learned just as much from the kids at Wash as I have from anything else. Every student brings something to offer and I’m glad I could go to a school that celebrates that. Trying new things at Wash is a must, even as a sub-par writer I signed up for Surveyor and after

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one year of late, dull stories I was still encouraged to come back, and although my writing hasn’t gotten much better I’ve still had fun. Join Surveyor, do a sport, join a club or just take some fun classes. That’s going to be what I miss most about Washington.

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Don’t Hate, Appreciate Mikayla Frye Staff Writer

As often as the words “I hate everyone” cross my lips each day, I find it miraculous that writing this senior column actually stirred up sentimentality within me. With that being said, I probably won’t cry at graduation when some of my classmates are giving heartfelt speeches telling me “Today is the rest of the first day of my life,” or

“Don’t smile because it’s over, cry because it happened,” (or something along those lines). Instead, I’ll probably be hating everyone a little less that day. After four years of dragging myself to school half asleep and annoyed with everything, I deserve one day to actually appreciate everyone. So yes, teacher who never teaches us anything, I appreciate you. And you, classmate who never stops talking, I also appreciate you. Oh, and let’s not forget you, freshman in the hallway who walks 0.8 miles per hour, you are the glory of my existence.

I guess these people have taught me a few things during my time at Wash, if you choose to look at it that way. The less than adequate teacher taught me that maybe teaching is just as hard, if not harder, than learning. The jabber-mouth classmate taught me sometimes it’s better to listen to others than to voice your own opinion. The extremely slow students in the hall have taught me that patience is key, no matter the situation. So my parting words, at the risk of getting teary, are “Don’t ever remember to forget to dance.”

An Incredible Journey Cameron Williams Staff Writer It is hard to believe that the time has come to be writing my senior column. It is only now that I have realized that, although it seemed like it would last an eternity sitting in freshman year math class, four years goes so fast. Looking back on the time I’ve spent at Washington, I am amazed at by how much I’ve accomplished in such a short time. I’ve dabbled a bit in performing arts, took three years of guitar lessons, helped build a GSA club and have realized my dream by going to Japan. The most important part of my journey has been the time I’ve


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spent in my Japanese class. It was there that I found long lasting friendships. It was there I learned about bravery and leadership skills. It was there that I found that I have a passion for travel. It’s been an incredible journey. And looking back at my old self freshman year, I’ve come a long way. And I have a lot of that to be thankful for due to my friends, my girlfriend and all of the teachers that went the extra mile for me. I could never have done it without their support and encouragement along the way and, for that, I am truly grateful.

It’s hard to leave behind a period of your life that is commonly referred to as “the best years of your life,” especially when you have a feeling it very well might be. There’s definitely something frightening about having no plans for the foreseeable future, but there’s also something exciting about it. Although nostalgic and sad to leave, I have faith that ahead of me await equally exciting experiences and adventures.

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Michael’s Ten Facts Michael Andersland News Editor In my time at Wash I’ve learned a lot, but a few facts seemed to stand out to me over the years. These facts may or may not be entirely true. See if you can find out which of these are actually true. 1. There are 1,289 trees on the Washington High School grounds. If all the leaves from these trees were stacked on top of each other they would reach to the Sun. 2. Dr. Terry Kahler has written and published his own book. 3. In the halls of Wash, you may hear your buddies say “DP.” Little did you know, this nifty little

acronym actually stands for “Dr. Plagman.” 4. You have no chill. Truuuuuuuuuuuu. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight? That’s what I’m sayyyyyyyyyyin. 5. Francis McMann, a Washington economics teacher, built these walls with his own bare hands, when he was ‘nought but a child. 6. The popular children’s television drama “Breaking Bad” is actually based on the life of Dr. Tom Schnoebelen, an esteemed member of our faculty. 7. Robert Throndson, a Washington math teacher, occasionally went to sleep with his

shoes on during his college days. 8. It is estimated that by the year 2020, at least seven AP classes will be offered to students at local elementary schools, and Wash will still be the number one AP high school in Iowa. 9. Seventeen United States presidents graduated from Washington High School. 10. It’s always a great day to be a Warrior!

Blast from the Past Elijah Wolter Staff Writer

Dear Freshman Me, Nice job since the end of freshman year. But there’s always room for improvement. Here’s some stuff I’ve learned the past few years that’ll make everything run smoother for the both of us. Pull out that trombone and learn all your major scales. Starting right now. Do it. Please. All 12 of ‘em. As soon as possible. It might seem monotonous, but it has to happen. And it’ll keep you from playing D instead of Db when you’re soloing in Ab major.

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That book about natural history your parents have recommended to you is actually really good and is going to tremendously alter your world view. It’s also kind of old so take better care of it than I did so that it doesn’t start falling apart. In general, make more time to read more books. Mahjong is super fun. Learn it sometime before the month before Evan and Brad leave for college so that you can actually get together and play it some. Your dad is way cooler than you think he is. Start going through his CD collection. CSPS has incredible shows and you can get five dollar tickets to most of them. Do that.

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There are lots of options to deal with situations other than bluntly stating what you take to be facts. When those situations are full of stuff like “other people’s feelings” and “emotions,” which at this point in time you don’t really seem to empathize with, those other options are probably better than coming off as an idiot. It’s not compromising your values to conform to society’s standards, it’s being a decent, respectful person. That being said, don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit. Love, Senior You

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Ian’s Tips Ian Schweiger Sports Editor

Freshmen- Hopefully, you made this year count academically. You don’t want to spend the next three years playing catch-up because you didn’t care enough about school at that time. Also, as a freshman, do not think you’re above the upperclassmen, especially if you’re one of those freshmen that plays a varsity sport (yes, Parker, I’m looking at you). If you do, you could

end up getting posterized in a pickup game by Wes Washpun. Sophomores- Get involved with activities and clubs right away. This is the best way to branch outside your comfort zone and meet new people. As sophomores, you are also allowed to haze the freshmen as much as humanly possible, just don’t go too far over the line. Juniors -First, figure out colleges you’d consider attending and research or visit them, and take the ACT/SAT early. I cannot emphasize that enough. Second, think twice before you make decisions. These decisions can range from petty or life-changing. If you don’t think

twice, it can also cause you to get kicked out of football games. Seniors- Have fun this year and make your last moments of high school ones to remember (in a good way). With that, don’t succumb senioritis as you don’t want to make up things that may jeopardize your chances of entering your desired university, or even your graduation. I’ll end with a general statement about high school; make every moment and opportunity count. You’re only in high school once, so make lasting bonds and memories that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. But no pressure, right?

Struggles Elijah Wedel Staff Writer I don’t know where to begin, all I know is high school is one big journey filled with ups and downs, more downs than ups. This is dedicated to my friends and anyone who is going through some trials and tribulations. This may seem clichéd, but it does get better. I’ve hit rock bottom several times and I’ve climbed back up but with a lot of weight on my shoulders experiencing severe mental illness. My closest friends and family realize, as do I, that the stuff I’ve been through has made me a better and stronger person emotionally and mentally. Remember this; without bad situations there will be no good


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ones. When I first started high school I was a shy and timid little freshman with only three or four friends. My sophomore year was my worst year mainly because of the people I hung out with. I was in and out of 3 East (the psych ward in St. Luke’s) after my 10th visit I was sent to Tanager Place which is a treatment facility for troubled teens and I lived there for eight months but I made it through and not only did I make it I thrived. My junior year was better, I had made better friends than before and I finally got and maintained good grades better than my previous two years. My senior year has gone by

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so fast and mostly been ups more than downs. Basically what I want to say is if you’re going through something bad or you’re having a bad day look forward to the future there will always be ups and downs but the present will make you stronger. So keep fighting, and remember this; sometimes you’ve got to ruin yourself to the very foundation to build a better life. Elijah Wedel signing out.

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Just Enjoy It Hannah Jonasson Photo & Managing Editor Time will fly by faster than you can catch it, so cherish every minute. sentence in and I already sound like an “Advice for Your Young Adult” book your parents would read. I am by no means an expert advice giver, but seriously guys...enjoy your time. I have two weeks left in my last year of high school- how did that happen? Where did all of my time go? I have no regrets with how I spent my last four years, minus that one time when I tripped and fell and slid across the length of the cafeteria floor and legitimately everyone saw it. Even that, no matter how embarrassing, is a memory I will

always have. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” I wrote this phrase on the envelope filled with letters we wrote our freshman year that would be opened at the end of our senior year. I had forgotten all about that corny saying, but I am thanking my freshman self for including at least one piece of advice that is helping me now. Quoting one of my favorite The Head and the Heart songs... “A year from now we’ll all be gone, all our friends will move away.” Even though next year we will be at different schools, sitting in different classrooms, and missing all our high

school friends, we will always have the great memories. Like for me singing that song and many others at Jamnesty and PAM Slam. Four short years ago I graduated from eighth grade with a class of 16 (shout out to private school). Now I’m graduating from high school with a class much larger, and I know I will be smiling because of the memories and friends made at Washington.

Advice from Chris Chris Harrington Staff Writer

Your life will change. The 5’6”, 125 pound freshman that left McKinley is not the same guy leaving Wash. From now until you graduate, you will change. The friends you have will split off and find new ones and vice versa, the people you meet everyday will get more and more interesting and ‘out-there’, and the activities you get involved in will spark interests you would have never imagined. Through all of this change just remember one thing, Do You. Make sure you’re satisfied and happy and

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enjoying what you do. If you don’t enjoy it don’t do it, the point of high school is to find your happiness to go on and continue those things post-high school so make sure you enjoy what you do. There is no better place than Wash to find what makes you happy. You can literally do anything here: build a house, write novels, play instruments, make slime, solve impossible equations, play sports, start clubs, BE A ZOMBIE! Anything you can imagine…. Outside of that I have some smaller situation advice: 1. DP is God, he understands, knows, cares, and will do anything to help you out in any way. I mean

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any guy that will memorize every student’s name every year cares a whole awful lot. 2. Don’t worry about anything outside of your control. This came from my dad when I was in sixth grade. At the time it was in the context of baseball talk, but putting it into every aspect of life makes things flow a lot easier. If you couldn’t change it, there’s no use in being worried about it. 3. Drama will kill you and any type of happiness around you. Avoid it. Period. Good luck Class of 2014, good luck to the classes that will come after us, and enjoy your time at Wash.

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Being a Sappy Senior MJ Kamin Editor-in-Chief

Four years of high school, four years of four sports. I’m known for my heavy involvement in athletics, but The Surveyor has been my balance. I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I was in elementary school, I told my teachers and mom I wanted to become a writer one day. Next year, I’m going to leave that dream in the dust and pursue a career oriented in math and science. I feel as if my life will come full circle one day. Everything I’ve done in high school has been preparation

for my future life - my involvement in sports, the classes I’ve taken - and I look forward to the days when I will write when I am older. Being able to express yourself through words is a lifelong skill that most of us take for granted. If you stop and think about how much you’ve learned because of reading and writing, it’s truly amazing. Now that I’ve covered what writing means to me - and still have more space to reminisce - it’s time to add some helpful tips for success in high school (and life): Get organized. Seriously. Nothing is more annoying to a teacher (or future boss) than someone who can’t keep track of their things. Clean out your backpack. Recycle unwanted papers. My mild case of OCD has shown over the past four years - I’ve

made note cards for every class and organized all my assignments into separate binders. Make friends - but not just a few or a small group - make all sorts of friends. Camaraderie throughout a graduation class really begins to show as a senior, but one of the best things I did during high school was become friends with different people from different groups. Eat a lot of ice cream. If you’re ever experiencing trouble - with friends, school, sports, teachers, anything - it seems like there is nothing that will help. That’s where you’re wrong: ice cream helps. And no, nobody cares if you go back and get another scoop (or three). Finally, join Surveyor. It’ll only be the best decision you make EVER.

I Hope You Mess Up A Lot

Michelle Zumhof A&E Editor

In my letter to myself from freshman year, I told myself “I hope you mess up a lot. I hope you mess up SO MUCH.” Sound weird? Well, I did follow it with, “...Okay not mess up your entire life, but enough to learn from the experiences.” I also hoped to “take advantage of every single opportunity possible” ...As much as I wish I could say that I’ve fulfilled that second one, looking back I now realize that it’s definitely easier said than done.


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I regret the countless times I avoided situations solely because of the fear of failure. In a way, my freshman year self was onto the right track though-- it’s more important to take chances and learn from them than to not do so at all. At this point in my mind, I envision the experience of high school sort of like a heart monitor, constantly alternating between drastic highs and lows. Is it realistic to love every minute of it? Nope. But as a

whole it’s kind of a beautiful mess of experiences. I’ve learned that if you solely seek happiness, that’s probably the last thing you’ll find. I’ve learned that it’s important to embrace the entire range of thought and emotion, because there’s wisdom to gain from it all-- the good, the bad, and everything in between.

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Out of 120 seniors surveyed:

16% own an E-cig

57% Have snuck out

62% believe in GOD Editor-In-Chief

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Senior Survey


SENIOR SUPERLATIVES BEST LAUGH Sonia Elossais, Nick Paoli, Dominic Rodriguez, Sawyer Phillip, Mikayla Frye, Hannah Schroeder

BEST STYLE Anna Wolle, Michelle Zumhof, Max Claasen, Chris Barnes, Jack Mescher Too Busy Coordinating her Outfit: Marin Bredl

BEST HAIR Mike Eken, Sarah Witt, Allie Lanham Off Doing his Hair: Brad Harriott

10 Superalatives

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BEST EYES Kyle Malcolm, Shannon Gorman, Eric Loeffelholz Putting in Eye Drops: Spencer Johnson


MJ Kamin, Jake Bjornsen, Dani Franklin Too Busy Cleaning his Sneakers: Raz Taylor

CLASS CLOWN Wyatt Tovey, Adehle Daley, MJ Kamin, Zac Legrand Too Busy Preparing Jokes: Nick Paoli


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MOST CONSERVATIVE Zach Weston, Brock Severson, Sonia Elossais Too Busy Campaigning: Katarina Kohn

MOST LIBERAL Sami Scheetz, Sarah Witt, Ali Lundy, Chris Barnes, Elijah Wolter, Michelle Zumhof


Kyle Malcolm, Curtis Litow, Jason Ohlin Busy Auditioning for MTV: Isabel Sissel, Emma Smith



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BIGGEST FLIRT Cameron Devaux, Jackie Allen, Jasmyne Jones, Ian McIlree Off Getting the Digits: Lucas Matsuda

MOST STRESSED OUT Sami Scheetz, Olivia Altemeier, Anji Misra, Jack Brokaw, Emily Comer Too Stressed to Even Take a Picture: Roger Hamilton

SENIORITIS Dani Barker, Kieler Dunham, Home ‘Sick’: Lucas Matsuda


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Jack Fischer, Curtis Litow, Elena Burke, Anna Wolle

MOST LIKELY TO WRITE A NOVEL Elijah Wolter and Anji Misra



Madelyn Carlson, Eli Wolter, Denzell Hayes, Alisa Gerhold Carly Herron, Cam Bentley, Peter Klopfenstein, Madelyn Carlson, Annee Cooper



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STRIVING AWARDS Michelle Zumhof & Lauren Barber A&E Editors

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Most likely to be late to APES every single day - Jack Mescher Most likely to forever have their name pronounced wrong - Rina Moore Most likely to start a Twitter fight :) - Brock Severson Cutest couple the past four years - William Narhi-Martinez and Elaine Manninen Most likely to be mistaken for an exchange student their entire Freshman Year Peter Klopfenstein Most likely to marry a seven ft basketball player with abs of steel and become a successful businesswoman housewife - Bethany Freeman Most likely to evolve into Chuck Bass - Chris Barnes Most likely to forever stalk Sam Kline - Shannon Gorman Most likely to go to every single sporting event the entire year - Nick Hansen Most likely to own Hy-Vee - Jack Brokaw Most likely to go on a world tour in the next 10 years - Robbie Gearhart Most likely to look like they’ve never aged - Olivia Altemeier Most likely to wear red, white, and blue every day the rest of their life - Sonia Elossais

A&E Editors Michelle Zumhof & Lauren Barber

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Behind the scenes

Did you notice? Michael wore the same shirt in every issue’s staff photos.

For the cover of the March issue, we decided we liked Hannah’s nails and Michelle’s outfit for the picture, so naturally...

What exactly is a Demeric? It’s a punishment system created to try and control what Eric says in class. Anytime he says something inappropriate or mean, we mark a “Demeric”. His goal is to not receive any in a class period.


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Where in the World are Warriors Headed? Michael Andersland News Editor

graphic by MJ Kamin Madalyn Adams – Kirkwood Carlos Aguayo – Kirkwood Masen Akers – Kirkwood Jordan Allbones – UNI Jacqueline Allen – Morningside Olivia Altemeier – University of Iowa Michael Andersland – University of Minnesota Montaves Anderson – William Penn Brianna Andrews – Kirkwood McKenna Angellotti – University of Iowa Madeline Aretz – Iowa State University Logan Barber – Kirkwood Danica Barker – Arizona State University Chris Barnes – Pomona College Robert Barr – Military

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Andrew Bauer – Military Chelsea Baumann – Mt. Mercy University Whitney Baylark – Capri College Alyssa Bearkiller – Plans not submitted Elise Beer – Coe College Cam Bentley – Iowa State University Annie Bergquist – University of Missouri Columbia Tyler Bierbaum – Kirkwood Lars Bjornsen – St. Ambrose University Clayton Bjornsen – University of Wisconsin Whitewater Jake Bjornsen – Western Illlinois University Grant Blades – Kirkwood Wilson Block – workforce

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Jacob Boatwright – Kirkwood Marin Bredl – Kirkwood Emma Bridges – Kirkwood Jack Brokaw – Drake University Amir Brown – Plans not submitted Tanea Browning – Kirkwood Kelly Bryant – Arizona State University Dominique Buckley – Santa Barbara Community College Weston Burdt – Kirkwood Clinton Buress – Kirkwood Elena Burke – St. Louis University Tyler Burkle – Western Washington University Sade Butler – UNI Madelyn Carlson – Wartburg Eric Carson – Coe College Tom Chase – University of Iowa

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Max Claassen – Kirkwood Alexandria Clark – Kirkwood Maurisa Clark – Kirkwood Xachari Cleveland –Plans not submitted Erica Cole – University of Iowa Allison Cole – Kirkwood Katie Cole – Kirkwood Emily Comer – University of Iowa Callie Cook – North Central College Kaine Cooks – Iowa Central College Annee Cooper – University of Colorado Boulder Calvin Cope – Kirkwood Macey Coppess – Drake University Nicole Corcoran – University of Iowa Octavia Cox – Capri College Tara Crane – Plans not submitted Deven Crawford – Kirkwood Ethan Cross –Military Allison Cruise – Kirkwood Ricky Cue – UTI Cheyanne Custer – workforce Adehle Daley – University of Iowa Andrea Daum – Kirkwood Alisshea Davis – Kirkwood Ronzell Daye – Plans not submitted Cameron Devaux – Iowa State University Bridget Devereux – Carleton College Phul Dhimal – Kirkwood Kieler Dunham – University of Iowa Tyler Dunham – Plans not submitted Kane Ebsen – Kirkwood Jared Eicher – Kirkwood Mike Eken – Iowa State University Courtney Elkin – Kirkwood Sonia Elossais – Coe College Wes Ennis – Iowa State University Will Ernster – Military Anna Fabiano – Roosevelt University Melanie Figueroa-Diaz – Kirkwood Jack Fischer – Iowa State University Evan Fisher – Loyola University Mitch Fisher – University of Denver


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Justice Fisher-Glover – Kirkwood Carlos Fornaris – Kirkwood Abigail Foster – Kirkwood Noah Fox – Iowa State Univeristy Dani Franklin – Valparaiso University Bethany Freeman – Iowa State University Tashaya Frondle – Kirkwood Mikayla Frye – Washington University St. Louis Gabriel Ganzervoort – Plans not submitted Diana Garcia – Kirkwood Lawrence Gaus – Yale Robbie Gearheart – St. Ambrose College Alisa Gearhold – University of Northwestern St. Paul Ciera Gonzales – University of Nebraska Shannon Gorman – Naval Academy Zach Greif – Iowa State University Sean Griggs – Kirkwood Samuel Gubbels – workforce Ambur Hageman – Wartburg Keith Hammer III – Rice University Cameron Haney – Central College Nicholas Hansen – Drake Allison Hansen – Iowa State University Chris Harrington – Northern Illinois University Brad Harriott – Kirkwood Lauren Harvieux – Kirkwood Denzell Hayes – University of Iowa Meryl Hebets – University of Iowa Jorden Hermanson – workforce Carly Herron – University of Wisconsin Aleena Hobbs – Coe College Kelly Hogan – University of Dubuque Jonathan Hosford – Kirkwood DJ Hotz JR – University of Kansas Morgan James – Kirkwood Elijah Javier – workforce

Terry Jenkins – Plans not submitted Kylee Johnson – Plans not submitted Spencer Johnson – Kirkwood Hannah Jonasson – Iowa State University Jasmyne Jones – Wartburg Jonathan Jones – Kirkwood Kiza Kamanada – Plans not submitted Sadiki Kamanda – Kirkwood MJ Kamin – Iowa State University Kyle Kaness – Kirkwood Katie Karamitros – Kirkwood Ella Kasper – University of Iowa Denise Kassis – Kirkwood Amisha Kearney – University of Iowa Jake Kehoe – University of Missouri Drew Kelley – UNI Alex Kennedy – Kirkwood Sam Kline – Iowa State University Peter Klopfenstein – University of Iowa Caitlin Knierim – University of Iowa Chayse Kofron – Plans not submitted Katarina Kohn – Iowa State University Jake Kramer – Iowa State University Jayden Krogman – University of Iowa Kaitlin Kruse – Kirkwood Emily LaGrange – Kirkwood Allie Lanham – Kirkwood Zac Legrand – Iowa Central Curtis Litow – New York University Eric Loeffelholz – Iowa State University Luis Lona – Kirkwood Victor Lopez – Kirkwood Sarah Lowenberg – University of Iowa Anton Lucas – Plans not submitted Ali Lundy – Lake Forest Kristin Mackenburg – University of Dubuque Alexandra Magby – Kirkwood Kyle Malcolm – University of Denver Elaine Manninen – Mt. Mercy University Wreece Marner – Kirkwood

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Alec Marsh – Pennsylvania State Desree Masse – Kirkwood Lucas Matsuda – Iowa State University Austin McDowell – workforce Ian McElree – University of Iowa Crystal McGuire – Kirkwood Makayla McIntyre – Mt. Mercy University Michelle McNall – University of Iowa Lexis Melsha – Florida Atlanta University Jack Mescher – Kirkwood Nathan Metzger – Kirkwood Austin Meyers – Kirkwood Tyler Micka – UNI Nick Miller – University of Iowa Joe Mischka – Simpson College Anji Misra – University of Pennsylvania Simeon Moa – Iowa State University Maryuri Montoya-Salazar – Kirkwood Jordan Moore – Mr. Mercy University Rina Moore – St. Mary’s College Marcus Morgan – Alabama State Johann Mueller – Germany Manvith Munagala – Loyola University Mohamud Mwalimu – Kirkwood Andrew Naber – workforce Sam Nading – Kirkwood William Narhi-Martinez – University of Iowa Jeffery Nassif – University of Iowa Kiley Nelson – UNI Joshua Nelson – Kirkwood Carlos Nelson JR – Coe College Dekota Newlon – Kirkwood Alec Nichols – Hockey Sophia Ochs – University of Missouri Jason Ohlin – University of Missouri Nick Paoli – Iowa State University Michael Parks – Kirkwood Emilio Pena – University of Iowa Claire Penningroth – University of Central Florida Keely Pernicka – Grandview University Emily Petersen – University of Iowa Emilee Pettit – Kirkwood

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Sawyer Philipp – Iowa State University Kierra Poe – Central Texas College Luke Polzin – Iowa State University Bryce Porzail – Art Institute of Atlanta Micah Powell – Kirkwood Michaela Ray – University of Iowa Abby Reily – military Zackery Richards – Indian Hills Jasmin Ripoll – Plans not submitted Dominic Rodriguez – Montery Penninsula Ellie Ross – Luther Caroline Rossberger – University of Iowa Eric Roush – University of Iowa Cynthia Sacora – Simpson College Kahejah Sanders – Kirkwood Aliza Savadogo – Fort Valley State University Sami Scheetz – Carleton Hannah Schroeder – Buena Vista University Trey Schuler – Coe College Austin Schuttloffel – Iowa Central Ian Schweiger – University of Iowa Sheridan Sealy – Kirkwood Jonah Seeley – Kirkwood Amir Sehic – Kirkwood Anne Seifert – Coe College Brock Severson – Iowa State University Jonah Shah – St. Louis University Jeremy Sheridan – University of California David Sherrell – Grinnell Dierra Sims – Ellsworth Isabel Sissel – Florida Atlanta University Emma Smith – Kirkwood Tyler Soenksen – Kikwood Cody Spears – Mt. Mercy University Monifah Steel – Clark Atlanta University Katherine Stewart – Kirkwood Will Stobaugh – Kirkwood Hilary Stockmaster – Kirkwood Madison Stuckenschneider – Kirkwood Morgan Stuckenschneider – Kirkwood

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Matt Sturges – Kirkwood Keira Taylor – Plans not submitted Marris Taylor – Kirkwood Razadon Taylor – Plans not submitted Emma Thompson – Northern Arizona University Tanner Thompson – Marines Sally Timko – Grinnel College Casey Tinnes – Kirkwood Abigail Todd – Cosmetology School Matteo Tormene – Macalester College Luis Torres – workforce Wyatt Tovey – University of Iowa Monroe Triplett – University of Iowa Matthew Troendle – Kirkwood Julie Tucker – UNI Ashley Ulrich – Kirkwood Arnesto Vega – Kirkwood Lauren Velez – Kirkwood Victoria Vesey – Kirkwood Jake Vial – Kirkwood Hailey Voyek – University of Iowa Maddie Walker – University of Iowa Kellie Walters – Iowa State University Machaley Ward – Kirkwood Kelly Waters – Iowa State University Elijah Wedel – Kirkwood Christian Wenndt – Iowa State University Kiara Weste-Doyle – Kirkwood Zach Weston – Naval Academy Amy Wilkie – Plans not submitted Mikaela Williams – Iowa State University Cameron Williams – Kirkwood Noah Williams – Kirkwood Kimberly Wilson – Kirkwood Sarah Witt – University of Minnesota Anna Wolle – St. Olaf College Elijah Wolter – University of Chicago Brinkley Wright – Kirkwood Alana Zalesky – University of Missouri Saleena Ziadeh – Kirkwood Bailey Ziehr – Iowa State University Michelle Zumhof – University of Iowa

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Senior Goodbye Ads TO: Brock Severson

TO: Jeffrey Nassif

Brock, we are so proud of you and excited about your future! Keep being “you”, and you’ll go far!

Congratulations, Jeff! We are very proud of you and your accomplishments at Washington. Best of luck to you next year. Go Hawks!

Love, Mom, Dad, Amanda & Ben

Love, Jido and Sito

TO: Luke Polzin Luke- Mom & I are so proud of you and are looking forward to the exciting future that God has in store for you.

TO: Dominic Rodriguez Who would have guessed we would get here this fast? You have made this journey a complete blast. May the Lord go before you and make a way for His light to shine! We love you! The family

We love you, Mom & Dad

TO: Abby Reilly We couldn’t be prouder! Love, Your family

TO: Ian Schweiger Ian, Congratulations! We wish you all the best! Love, Mom, Dad, and Charlie

20 Senior Goodbyes

TO: Kristin Mackenburg Kristin~ So proud of you! Beautiful, strong and determined. Stand firm in your beliefs and follow your heart always! Love, Mom, Dad and Arik

TO: Tanner Thompson TJ, Congratulations!! You rocked it and FINISHED strong Semper Fidelis A bunch A lot DaD

Emily LaGrange Business Manager

TO: Nick Miller Hey bro, congrats on graduation. I regret that I can’t be there to celebrate with you. I’ll be thinking of you. Godspeed.

TO: Elijah Wedel You have overcome so much in the past two years. Although there will always be struggles ahead, know that we are so proud of your bravery and tenacity! We love you and congratulate you on your graduation, Elijah Wedel! Love, Mom and Dad

TO: Ronzell Daye

TO: Nick Paoli

Ronzell, We are so proud of you, we are excited to see the amazing things you do after graduation! Love Always, Mom and Dad

Congrats - we are so proud of u! Your future is so bright! We believe in u & love u! Know that u make this world a better place! Go Get Em! Love, Mom/Dad/Alex/Drew/Riley & Ruby

TO: Cameron DeVaux

TO: Cameron DeVaux

Cameron - Congrats big bro... Proud of you and admire all that you have accomplished.

Cam, I am very proud of the man you have become. I know you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Love you, Adriana

- Everett

TO: Cameron DeVaux

TO: Danica Barker

Cameron DeVaux - Very proud of your accomplishments and the person you have become. Congratulations.

Light and love to you Dani, as you set out on your biggest adventure yet! We’re with you all the way.

- Dad

With love, Mom, Dad, Nick & Tucker

Managing Editor Emily LaGrange

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TO: Hannah Jonasson Hannah Banana we are so proud of you! Congratulations on a high school career full of successes, great memories, good friends, and many moments where you made your family VERY proud. Your future is bright and we look forward to cheering you on along the way! We love you. Dad, Mom, Luke and Joseph

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Washington PTA congratulates the 2014 - 2015 ADASTRA members: Landen Akers Corey Anderson Keitasha Arnold Mary Azelborn Lauren Barber Natalie Barnes Ellise Bechler Madison Bemus Katharine Benya Caroline Berg Lukogo Busime Nicole Carver Bryan Cline Anaelle Corbett Brittany Cullen Hannah Davenport Heidi Davenport Laurel Dusek Tyler Erb Thomas Fischer Meredith Fisher Morgan Frederick Benjamin GarnerProuty



Oliver Hammond Hannah Harberts Madison Harriott Lillian Hartman Drew Hoeger Dorothy Hogg Ellen Holt Michael Janssen Joi Johnson William Kann Thomas Kennedy Kathryn Kigin Lydia Kratovil Jill LaGrange Andrea Lawrence Alexander Ledvina Joseph Lenzen Elliott Lewis Andrew Linge Breanna Linville Sarah Lodge Cole Malcolm Margaret Mischka Eli Nesmith

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If you haven’t picked up your yearbook yet, pick it up during lunch or after school today in room W250!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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This photo was captured by Washington student , Nicole Rizer. Nicole is super pumped to be taking over duties like the back page next year as The Surveyors’ Graphics editor. The current Surveyor members are thrilled to welcome Nicole plus many more talented people to the staff for next year. @surveyorwhs @crwashsurveyor


CR Wash Surveyor May 2014  

Senior Issue: Senior columns, superlatives, striving awards, and college plans. Also a behind the scenes look at the past year of The Survey...

CR Wash Surveyor May 2014  

Senior Issue: Senior columns, superlatives, striving awards, and college plans. Also a behind the scenes look at the past year of The Survey...