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NORTH STAR Senior edition
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Vol. 026 NO. 8
As high school comes to a close, this senior is looking to continue his baseball career in college. This month we’re bringing you his story along with the stories of other FHN seniors. One is giving bone marrow, others are competing internationally. Regardless, we’re all going out with a bang.
POST HIGH SCHOOL LIST Find out where everyone in the class of 2012 is going to college, what branches of the military classmates are joining, who is entering the workforce and who is undecided.
REENACTING PHOTOS Old friends reunite and reminisce in these retaken, restaged “then and now” photos. See how much people have changed and how much they have stayed the same.
FOOD CHALLENGE Laugh at videos of your daring peers as they attempt these bizarre “food challenges” such as drinking five milkshakes in 30 minutes and the classic pie-eating contest.
TOP 18 THINGS Take a look at the most popular things from the past 18 years. Reminisce on shows, movies, songs and books that made our childhoods and high school years memorable.
photo flashback Relive the biggest moments of senior year through this two page spread of photos taken by FHN media photographers at school sponsored events.
BUCKET LIST Seniors share through pictures their goals to go out with a bang during their last summer before facing the real world.
ON THE COVER: For most FHN seniors, this will be the 34th issue of the North Star you’ve seen. For the last one, we’re going ‘Out With A Bang,’ starting with our cover. Scan the code for a gallery of photos of seniors holding the sign we made by hand from thread and pins.
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Sarah Luebbert Abilene Christian University Ashleigh Samuels Air Force Dominique Stephenson Air Force Keal Grable Air Force Dayle Curry American Academy of Art Chicago Christian Hickerson AMDA Los Angeles Jalen Victorian AMDA Los Angeles Zach Wood AMDA New York Yasmine Davis Art Institute of Chicago Dior Reid Military Ryan Runyon Military Thomas Freiert Military Eliessa Polhamus Brigham Young University Davon McClelland Butler Katie Dozier Central Methodist University Terron Givans Central Methodist University Paige Yungermann Clown College Amanda Meyer Columbia College Rebecca McCann Culinary Institute of Chicago Jonathan Milewczik Culinary Institute of St. Louis Michael Helvey Drury University Megan Proebsting Evangel University Michelle Spencer Evergreen State College Dan Rosas Fontbonne Chuck Winslow Georgia Tech Steven Potter Greenville College Katelynne Byrd Hannibal LaGrange Christina Bodden Harding University Catashia Davis Harlan Community College Courtney Staley Hickey College Jasmine Crawford Hickey College Kaylee Waters Hickey College Nicole Grider Hickey College Kelsey Bell Indiana University Jacqueline Leimkuehler Kansas State University Daniel Rivers L’ecole Culinaire St. Louis Nicole Yuede Lewis University Amber Barber Lindenwood University Andri Kruger Lindenwood University Brady Hawkes Lindenwood University Brooke Sommer Lindenwood University Harvir Ubhi Lindenwood University Josh Thornhill Lindenwood University Kathryn Friedlein Lindenwood University Kyle Rowlett Lindenwood University Sara Von Harz Lindenwood University Sarah Cole Lindenwood University Brandon Barlow Lindenwood Belleville Tyler Ehlmann Lindenwood Belleville Alex Walker Lindenwood Belleville Mali Shipley Lindenwood Belleville Jacqueline Ginn Lipscomb University Adam Smith Marines Danielle Bean Marines Erin O’Brien Marines Justin Watkins Marines Taylor Douglas Marines Hannah Beasley Maryville Mary Malkmus Maryville Chelsea Edmiston Maryville Rachael VanBooven Maryville Sarah Romine Mid American Christian Megan Burleigh Millikin University Nicole Piatchek Millikin University Hannah Miller Missouri Baptist Jamie Halfacre Maryville Blake Hamor Missouri State Veronica Suchy Missouri State Lauren Kopf Missouri State Jordan Schupp Missouri State Deanna Doerr Missouri State Austin Doeren Missouri State Samantha Best Missouri State Rebecca Harms Missouri State Sarah Enke Missouri State Justin Jones Missouri State Ryan Jeppesen Missouri State Jared Hurr Missouri State Sidney Boden Missouri State Kendra Bernard Missouri State West Plains Nathan Viehmann Missouri S&T Charlie Phillips Missouri S&T Nicholas Reuther Missouri S&T Zach Tanner Missouri S&T Ben House Missouri S&T Susanna McFarland Missouri S&T Mack Weaver Missouri S&T Juan Remolina Missouri S&T Cody Haislip Missouri S&T Chris Quenelle Missouri S&T
Ben Cradick Missouri S&T Taylor Bartram Missouri S&T Cara Kyonka Missouri S&T Tyler Faltisek Missouri Valley College Nora Bradley Missouri Western Claire Swenson Murray State Bryan Aguirre National Autonomous University of Mexico Kayla Lewis Navy Olivia Gardner Navy Kevin Beerman New York University Katelyn Stoewsand Northwest Missouri State Alex Oppenborn Oklahoma State University Bryan Hajek Ranken St. Louis Carson Stevenson Ranken St. Louis David DeMariano Ranken St. Louis Devin Davis Ranken St. Louis Kevin Schuman Ranken St. Louis Kyle Beck Ranken St. Louis Kelli-Ann Corrao Rockhurst University Mallory Lusa Rockhurst University Adam Voss SCC Alexandra Hamrick SCC Alexander Hardester SCC Alex Morris SCC Alex Sulhoff SCC Alex Tran SCC Alyssa Miller SCC Amanda Burleigh SCC Amanda Iborg SCC Amanda Johannes SCC Andrea Long SCC Andrew Kelm SCC Aryn Throgmorton SCC Aurion Farhadi SCC Austin Blackburn SCC Ben Adams SCC Berenice Garcia SCC Beth Noble SCC Bradley Coloma SCC Brandon Anderson SCC Brianna Bruening SCC Brian Smith SCC Brittany Everitt SCC Brittany Kabacinski SCC Brittany Lounsbury SCC Camisha Oliver SCC Camron LaLonde SCC Catherine Burke SCC Cheyenne Johnson SCC Chris Gegg SCC Chris Hartley SCC Christopher Riedinger SCC Cole Kinnard SCC Courtney Waters SCC Curry Ligon SCC Colleen Mertens SCC Daniel Bachelor SCC Daniel Rosse SCC Danielle Benton SCC Darryenne Small SCC Darryl Jones SCC David Hitchcock SCC Drew Quintana SCC Douglas Bills SCC Dennis Westerhold SCC Desiree Muratori SCC Devin Mundy SCC Dylan Prell SCC Eleni Nelser SCC Emily Forst SCC Erin Long SCC Evan Fitzwalter SCC Felicia Harris SCC Felipe Mohr SCC Gracie Rowland SCC Haleigh Daleo SCC Hallie Litz SCC Heather Deckard SCC Ike Simpson SCC Isabella Lanzara SCC Jacob Hamilton SCC Jacob Wussler SCC Jacqualynn Wiesler SCC Jared Paulsen SCC James Drane SCC Jared Aleto SCC Jesse Glass SCC Jesse Guerrero SCC Josh Guerrero SCC Jessica Streiler SCC John Lay SCC Jordan Jacobs SCC Jorvice Claunch SCC Josh Augustine SCC Josh Zelko SCC Joshua Bratcher SCC Kaitlyn McCann SCC Kate Watkins SCC
Katie Hammann SCC Kelsey Lotz SCC Kevin Henke SCC Kristen Chac SCC Kyle Norman SCC Lauren Graham SCC Lauren Ochs SCC Leilani Ballesteros SCC Lindsay Berra SCC Lindsay Croghan SCC Lindsey Harms SCC Lisa Saville SCC Lucas Elberfeld SCC Maria Espinoza SCC Megan Hieb SCC Megan Jacobsmeyer SCC Megan Lesinski SCC Meghan Wollberg SCC Mikailou Diarra SCC Mike Thornton SCC Mindy Preuss SCC Nick Cannon-Kitchell SCC Nicole Lee SCC Nikki Fister SCC Paige Patterson SCC Porcha Prince SCC Rick Fox SCC Robert Castellitto SCC Ryan Mossberger SCC Ryan Salmon SCC Ryan Shields SCC Sam Crapo SCC Samantha Scott SCC Sara Jewson SCC Sarah Bruce SCC Sarah Romine SCC Savannah Teuscher SCC Scott Butts SCC Scott Cheever SCC Shane Gleaves SCC Sidney Shelton SCC Spencer Price SCC Stephen Kiker SCC Summer Pauley SCC Tamara Zakaria SCC Taryn Linke SCC Tom Witte SCC Travis Dodds SCC Tyler Messmer SCC Wesley Vaught SCC Zach Craig SCC Brandon Neer SCC Ambulance District Will Lewis SCC Fire Academy Sarah Asega St. John’s University New York Ruth Castro St. Louis Christian College Amber Robertson STLCC Eric Lundin STLCC Jaren Rhines STLCC Krista Griffin STLCC Braxton Martinez SLU Brie Wilson SLU Eyad Ihmoud SLU Jenifer Tindle SLU Sarah Teson SLU Brittany Kucia Sanford Brown Andrew Smith SEMO Angel Moore SEMO Ashley Haywood SEMO Austin Andrews SEMO Caleb Lavezzi SEMO Carson Echelmeyer SEMO Georgie Wright SEMO Justin Marsh SEMO Katerina Alexandropoulus SEMO Maggie Jasper SEMO Maria Hampson SEMO Nicole Massarand SEMO Sarah Miller SEMO Shannon Ward SEMO Ariel Jensen SIUE Bryan Ryberg SIUE Lucas Kemp SIUE Abbey Grone South West Baptist University Kayln Jones South West Baptist University Tyler Wienecke South West Baptist University Dustin Dalton South Western Illinois Jamie Cameron The System Amy Kendle Truman State Alex Savala Truman State Rebecca Hutson Truman State Carolyn Malkmus Truman State Emily Colmo Truman State Emily Katsianis Truman State Jade Shinn Truman State Kayla Busby Truman State Maggie Curran Truman State Megan Doerhoff Truman State Megan Frkovic Truman State Megan Weber Truman State
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1. Lauren Kopf “In high school I have become less shy and more open to all types of people. Looks wise, nothing has really changed. I’m still super white and have bird legs.”
2. Luke Kemp “In the past few years I have become more mature and understanding of what I need to do to prepare for college. I grew a little more and became sexier.”
3. Mary Malkmus “I think I’ve grown a lot in high school and I’m prepared for the challenges ahead, my appearance is the same, I just with longer hair.”
Amy Krieg “I have learned that to make others happy, I need to be happy first. I wish I could say I changed on the outside, but I’ve looked the same since 3rd grade. Bummer.”
taylor douglas “While in high school I’ve grown more mature, and have more responsibility. I think I look the same, maybe a little older.”
Carolyn Malkmus “I’ve grown up in the last four years. My style and friends have changed since freshmen year, and I am definitely more mature.”
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seniors reenact photos from the past
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s e n ior prof iles
Thes e s i x senior s ar e pur suing the ir dre am s afte r hig h scho ol, wh et h er t hat dre am is p e rform ing on stage, t e ar i ng up t h e f i el d, or whip p ing up go urm e t m e al s .
jake hurrell MIZZOU 1.“Mizzou is my dream school, and when they offered I said yes before they even finished. I start training at Mizzou on June 4, but I have been working out at the gym and going to other training.” 3. Who helped you make your college decision? “My mom helped me the most.” 3. What was your favorite high school memory? “My favorite memory was being a part of studline.”
kayla lewis NAVY 1. “At first I wanted to go into the Air force but when I looked into the jobs the Navy offered it was more of the stuff I liked to do.” 2. Where are you going for boot camp? I am starting in Great Lakes IL. After boot camp [I’ll] stay in Great Lakes to be a quartermaster. 3. What was your favorite high school memory? “At the Eureka meet with my fellow hurdlers, it was just a really great experience because I’ve always been a big fan of track.”
zach wood American Musical Dramatic Academy
1. “I am moving to New York in September with a one way plane ticket to become a performer at AMDA. It’s just the place where I can get the education I need.” 2. Why did you choose New York? “New York is the best as it gets so I wanted to go ahead and jump in, no baby steps I just wanted to cannon ball in.” 3. What was your favorite high school memory? “I liked being a woman on stage.”
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2 1 ‘ beckie mccann Culinary Institute of CHICAGO
1. “I’ve always wanted to become a chef ever since I was 4 so I thought now would be the perfect opportunity. Hopefully I’ll get a job at a country club and 10 years from now I’ll open up my own place.” 2. When did you decide to go to culinary school? I’ve always known since I was little. 3. What was your favorite high school memory? “The Iron Chef competition last year and making all my new friends.”
BRAXTON MARTINEZ ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY
1. Martinez received a full ride scholarship to play baseball at SLU. “I chose SLU because it’s close to home and their baseball team is good. The scholarship was too hard to pass up because of the credibility SLU has education wise.” 2. What do you plan to study in college? “Criminal justice, sports business.” 3. What was your favorite high school memory? “I liked playing baseball with all of my best friends over the years.”
Kayla busby TRUMAN
1. “I’m going to Truman because I want to do art and study business. I want to dominate the art program. I hope to be a tattoo artist one day, and they also have little tattoo shops where I could try for internships. I want excitement in my life and I feel like that would be it for me.” 2. What was your favorite high school memory? “Doing the live art at the coffee house, I really felt a part of the school and I loved being able to show people what I can do.”
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After years of playing baseball in both the US and Korea Yoon Jae Namâ€™s hard work pays off as he heads to the University of Evansville on an athletic scholarship.
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ace on the base
NAM C ON T I NUES BAS E BAL L L I F EST YL E I N TO C OL L EG E
Jae considers Strickland one of his favorite coaches. Strickland taught Yoon Jae the menEight years ago senior Yoon Jae Nam played tal aspects of the game and pushed him to his the all-American sport in a country that takes limits. this game more seriously than the U.S. Yoon “He is a superior athlete and a very good Jae played baseball for two years in Korea bekid,” Strickland said. “Hopefully he pays attenfore moving to the U.S., where he has contintion to detail and can get the most out of his ued to play ever since. abilities.” “In Korea baseball was a lifestyle; here it Yoon Jae attributes his success to his older is more of a pastime,” Yoon Jae said. “When I sister Michelle Kilper, who is one of his biggest entered high school I started playsupporters aside from his teammates. ing again seriously, and since my “I am really proud of him,” freshman year it has become a big Michelle said. “I think the skills he has part of my life. Baseball is basiare unbelievable especially for somecally my lifestyle.” one who is 18. He is very dedicated Next year, senior Yoon Jae and willing to learn and improve himNam will prepare for his first colself. He is always thinking about baseEXCLUSIVE: lege game of baseball on the Uniball. I hope he is happy in the future, Scan here for more images of versity of Evansville team. whether it be coaching or playing, but Yoon Jae and “I’m on athletic scholarship I think he has the skills needed to play the other seniors from the to play for their team; I’ve been in the future.” photo shoot in the studio. committed to them since last DeYoon Jae hopes to play professioncember,” Yoon Jae said. “It’s an ally after college. For now he is happy opportunity to get an education playing for FHN. He is also glad he while playing college baseball, so has the opportunity to play next year it was a win-win really.” in college, where he can continue the Yoon Jae has played baseball for the past baseball lifestyle he started in Korea. seven years as a middle infielder. “This year’s baseball team is one of my fa“I started playing baseball because I wanted vorite teams that I have played for,” Yoon Jae to be active, and I just wanted to play a sport; said. “I will miss playing high school baseball baseball was the sport for me,” Yoon Jae said. with the guys that I have been playing with “It’s a team sport, and I like working with other since I was ten years old and knowing guys on people because you can learn a lot from other the other team. I’m excited to play at the highplayers. I tried football freshmen year, but I est level of college baseball, but it’s a lot of didn’t have the passion for it.” pressure to play in front of a couple hundred Yoon Jae’s passion led him to play for sevto a thousand people. I think with me playing eral teams, including a summer team coached for Evansville, our team will be a lot faster and by former Yankee player Rick Strickland. Yoon more athletic.”
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B E AS L E Y B EC O M ES A N I N T E R N AT I O N A L T H R E AT I N D ECA
BY LISA SAVILLE
Hannah Beasley was one of the top eight in DECA State, just one spot away from qualifying for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). She says she was proud of this achievement and happy with her performance, but as fate would have it, thirty minutes later she had a plane ticket to Salt Lake City. “I was really excited,” Hannah said. “I was jumping up and down because it was just a new experience because this is my first year in DECA, and I didn’t think I’d get that far.” Hannah is one of two Marketing I students who went to ICDC from April 27 to May 2. Marketing II students have a distinct advantage in DECA competitions because they have an entire year more marketing knowledge. Beasley had to be extra studious in order to be up to par. DECA advisor Lori Moore attributes this extra effort to Hannah’s success. “I think her hard-work ethic, and her ability to relate topics to the performance indicators, she’s very creative,” Moore said. “She comes up with really good ideas that are really unique compared to the other competitors in her event.” Hannah competed in the Hotel and Lodging Management event; she placed second at the District level and seventh at the state level. While someone placing seventh does not usually go to Internationals, fortune smiled upon this student when one of her peers above her dropped out. “To get seventh out of 40 people that are competing is phenomenal. She should be just as excited as people who got first or second; it’s a huge accomplishment to go to Internationals,” Moore said. “The way the state looks at individual events, they allow the top eight to be called to the stage, so they won’t allow anyone past the
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top eight to go to Internationals. Anyone in the top eight is a high-qualifying contender to send to Internationals.” Although Hannah plans to be an interior designer after high school, she believes the skills she gained in her Marketing class and DECA will help her career. Additionally, she believes her experiences have helped her to grow as a person. “I think I’ve learned not to be so nervous around new people,” Hannah said. “I’m a lot more outgoing, I guess is the word.” Altogether, seven students went to Internationals. Hannah prepared for the trip by looking at roleplays from the past and determining how she would handle them - roleplays count for 50 percent of a contestants entire score - and studying for the test. “She’s an awesome student. She does everything top-notch; she completes her assignments thoroughly; she asks questions; she listens and gives insightful answers,” said Moore. “You can tell that she is really good at marketing, like she understands it well, and she can apply her knowledge to the projects and to the real world.” Even though none of the contestants from North made to it finals at Internationals, five of the seven were in the top 30 percent of their respective events, including Hannah. Advisers and students alike are pleased with the outcome. “I’m always happy with the way we do; when you have the best competing against the best, it’s not possible for everyone to be on top,” said De Ciechi. “I’m very happy with the results.” Hannah is also happy with the results. “I was really excited because there were a lot of people there, and I think I did my best,” Hannah said. “I think I would have been happy even if I didn’t get it because I did the best I could.”
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First-year marketing student Hannah Beasley placed seventh at DECA State and soon found herself packing her bags in April for Salt Lake City to compete in the International DECA competition.
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Mali Shipley first considered donating marrow after watching a story on the news, but since then he and his mother have been pushing to help find compatible donors for minorities.
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hoping to help
A N E W S S EG M E N T I N S P I R ES S H I P L E Y TO D O N AT E M A R ROW
BY PAIGE YUNGERMANN
Watching Fox 2 news with his mom one night, senior Mali Shipley makes a potentially life-changing decision. During the March news broadcast, a story by reporter Kim Hudson airs. The story is on a five-year-old girl named Gabby with sickle cell disease. Gabby came to St. Louis from Cape Girardeau for a bone marrow transplant, but her donor backed out. As Hudson shares Gabby’s story with viewers, Mali sit ups. As the newscasters moves on to the next story, Mali turns to his mom and says, “I want to save a life.” In that moment, Mali decides to find out if he is a compatible donor for Gabby. When asked why he made this decision, Mali replied, “I’m not sure. I just wanted her to lead a normal life.” That same night, Mali and his mother Kathy Shipley email Hudson, saying they saw the news story, and Mali wants to find out if he is a match. When Hudson replies, she says that several other viewers emailed her responses similar to Mali’s. She refers the Shipleys to Be The Match, an organization that tries to match those in need of marrow with potential donors. Through Be The Match, Mali receives a registration kit in the mail. He swabs the inside of his cheek and sends the sample of cheek cells back to the organization, where they are being tested to see if Mali is a match for Gabby or any other potential bone marrow recipients across the nation. While it has been about two months since the news story aired, and Mali doesn’t yet know if he is a match, he remains hopeful. Since his information will remain in the Be The Match system until he is 61 years old, it could be many years until he is able to donate. However, he expects to find out very soon if he is a match for Gabby. One factor that increases his chances of being a match for Gabby is race. According to the Be The Match website, two people of the same race are much more likely to
be compatible than two people of different races. Both Mali and Gabby are African American. While this increases their chances of matching, it decreases Gabby’s chances of finding a donor if she and Mali are not compatible. According to Be The Match, only 7 percent of potential donors registered through the organization are African American. This need for African American donors, coupled with Mali’s decision to find out if he is a match, inspired Kathy to get more African Americans registered for donation. Recently, Kathy has been putting lots of consideration into organizing a bone marrow registry drive in the St. Louis or Cape Girardeau area. This drive would be geared toward African Americans, with the ultimate goals of getting more minorities registered and finding a match for Gabby. “Regardless if he’s a match or not, I really want to do it because I never knew there was such a need for donors,” Kathy said. “I’m really excited about it.” For now, Kathy is spreading the word on this cause by sharing her pride in her son. She does not believe most high school students would do something like this for someone they have never met. According to her, Mali’s personality is what led him to register. “We call him Old Man,” Kathy said. “He’s really mature for his age. Mali is a really reserved person. He has that demeanor. He’s a good kid.” Perhaps because of his reserved personality, Mali has told very few people about his plans to donate bone marrow. Even close friends aren’t aware of what he trying to do. “He tried to keep it on the D.L.,” senior Mikailou Diarra said. “He’s doing it to help save a life, not to get a lot out of it.” For now, Mali waits to find out if he is a match for Gabby or anyone else in need. “I’ll be pretty happy if I’m a match,” Mali said. “I’m just looking forward to helping her out. I think everyone deserves a chance at having a normal life.”
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a cl e ar h e ad mak es chac t h e “g o - g e t t e r ” s h e i s
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Fearless senior, Kristen Chac has big aspirations for the future as she moves from FHN to St. Charles Community College’s campus this fall.
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BY KEVIN BEERMAN
When the curtain opened at Mock Rock in December, and the lights of the theater poured in with the eyes of the 300 people there, Kristen Chac wasn’t nervous. When she waited for the whistle to blow at her last swim meet, where she took home first in the three categories she competed in, she wasn’t nervous. When she thinks about moving on to college, leaving her friends behind, and accepting the pressures of a new campus, she doesn’t get nervous. Long story short, Kristen only gets excited “I don’t get nervous,” Kristen said. “I get that pressure out of my head.” There are a lot of situations that Kristen has been through where pressure would have come in--but not for her. She has performed in three Mock Rocks at North, taking second place this past year for a routine she did with Jake Hurrell, Alex Walker, Jordan Jacobs, and Brett Magilligan to one of her favorite songs “Breakout.” For Kristen, Mock Rock is what she is known for; it’s what she loves the most. “I love to perform in front of people,” Kristen said. “I have the heart for it. I like the crowd to be pumped up. I like to show them the real me when perform.” But seeing Kristen as only a performer is only seeing half the story. For as long as she has loved music, she has been an athlete. She plays a multitude of sports, from the endurance sports (swimming and track), to the team sports (basketball). And a few years ago she won a silver medal at the Special Olympics. “Kristen is a real competitor,” mother Marla Chac said. “She always gives a 110 percent when she goes out to play any sport.” That is Kristen’s credo: 110 no matter what she is doing. When she is writing a song, doing the backstroke, performing in front of 300 people, moving to her new home at St. Charles Community College, she is putting her heart into what she does. “I’m a go-getter,” Kristen said. “Just have fun and enjoy it. I love to perform in front of people; when I’m in the water, I own it. It’s in my blood.”
food food CHALLENGES senior
STUDENTS AT NORTH TAKE ON THE FAMOUS FOOD CHALLENGES FOR THEMSELVES. CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS AND SEE WHO COULD DO IT AND WHO COULDN’T VIDEOS BY: JAXON NAGEL, Taylor Bartram & PATRICK FOUNTAIN
Haislip eats as many Hot dogs as possible in ten minutes
chow down This challenge was based on the original Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest held every fourth of July in Coney Island. Contestants have ten minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible. Cody Haislip finished nearly eight hot dogs in ten minutes. Finishing a hot dog approximately every 1.25 minutes. Think that is impressive? Last year’s winner Joey Chestnut set the new world record for eating 62 hot dogs in ten minutes. Watch the video to see how the challenge was reenacted. (photo by brandon neer)
Milkshakes Curran attempts to drink five milkshakes in half hour
brain freeze This challenge originated from Crown Candy in the heart of Saint Louis. The original challenge is to down five 24- oz malts in under thirty minutes. It gained fame when Adam Richmond, the star of the Travel Channel’s show Man vs Food, unsuccessfully attempted the challenge on national television. After finishing two shakes in four minutes Maggie Curran struggled to finish shake number three. Watch the video to see the final results.
(photo by jessica streiler)
Asega, kopf, and miller compete to finish pie first
Sweet Treat This is your typical American Pie eating challenge that you have probably seen at any fair or carnival. Sara Asega, Lauren Kopf and Hannah Miller battled against each other to see who could finish their pie first with some very surprised guests cheering them on along the way. Miller won by finishing her pie first despite the distractions. Watch the video to see the chain of events that led up to the cherry pie in the competitor’s faces.
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(photo by jessica streiler)
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THIS IS WHAT
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“My favorite was with Justin Timberlake. It was hilarious, he thought his car was being repoed.” -Amy Ray
“I liked Dog better than Cat because he always came up with more entertaining things to do and his side of the house was way cooler.” -Josh Bratcher
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“Chuckie was my favorite baby because he is a ginger, and he’s super duper cute. He’s the odd ball out of everything, and he’s always scared” -Andrea O’Brien
“I like SpongeBob because if I’ve had a rough day I can look at him and see how dumb he is, it makes me smile. It’s so dumb it’s funny.” -Emmi McMichael
One Tree Hill
“Haley was my favorite character because she’s always so strong, and she is willing to do anything for her family.” - Angel Moore
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I want it that way BackStreet Boys
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“Beans was my favorite character because he loves bacon; and he messed with Louis which made me laugh.” -Luke Kemp
“I thought it was clever how they snuck the morals into the show using dialogue instead of bluntly saying them.” -Brandon Burich
“The Blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger was my favorite because he was my favorite color, the coolest, and he kicked people’s butts.” -Nick Iborg
“I’LL NEVER LET GO, JACK”
“YOU GO GLEN COCO”
Baby one more time Britney Spears
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“I’M AN OGRE!”
“RUN FORREST RUN”
“AUTOBOTS ROLL OUT”
Bye Bye Bye N*Sync Yeah Usher Wanna Be Spice girls
Magic Tree house
The books that made an entire generation believe in magic. Everyone who read them wanted to go to Hogwarts and master a potronus.
The series that made learning interesting following the lifes’ of siblings Jack and Annie. The 28 chapter books fueled everyone’s imagination of new places.
“My favorite song that they sung was ‘Dance with Somebody’ because I really liked the way they did the harmonies, and it was a new rendition.” -Megan Lesinski
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Iris Goo Goo Dolls
Boy Meets world
“Cory Matthews was my favorite because Cory was funny and over exaggerated every situation and in the older episodes he is so adorable.” -Savannah Tuescher
“I’M GONNA TOUCH THE BUTT”
“TO INFINITY AND BEYOND”
“I SEE YOU”
“THERE’S SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES”
Captain underpants The books that made every forth grader wish they could turn their teacher into a “superhero” who wore underpants, saved the day and made everyone laugh.
“LET’S MAKE A BLOOD OATH”
Twilight The most popular love story since Titanic. Everyone either loves it or hates it. A total off 326 million copies were sold. Were you team Edward of Team Jacob?
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OUT WITH A BANG
Seniors share THEIR final goalS before MOVING ON
1. STEVEN POTTER
“I’ve been playing for a long time, and I want a chance to do something different.”
4. ALEX WALKER
“I want to test myself mentally and see if I can really complete my run.”
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2. ALEX SAVALA
3. MAGGIE CURRAN
“I want to ride a mechanical bull because it’s wild and crazy and just something new.”
“I want to try and take my interest in motorcycling to the next level.”
5. OLIVIA GARDNER
6. REBECCA HARMS
“I’ve always wanted to join the Navy, and my weight is the only thing that’s stopping me.”
“I love the outdoors, and eventually, I want to travel to all of the parks.”
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TAKING A LOOK BACK
Remember when? WHEN YOU COULD SHOP AT THE MALL EVEN IF YOU WERE UNDER 18
wins 2008 election “It was a very different feeling. It was a good feeling in my house because he is the first black president. I didn’t think I’d ever see a black president in my time.” -Porcha Prince “I felt like the country had striven forward into unknown places because 50 years ago African Americans were still fighting for Civil Rights.” -Emma Nicolli
Michael Jackson died june 26, 2009
red trays SOPHIE CAR ACCIDENT
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Remember back in freshman year when we had chairs in the commons instead of benches. Then this year when the flags were taken down.
We started using red trays at lunch but we couldn’t figure out how to not throw them away. And somehow we were Competing with Central?
“Some of my friends call me humpty dumpty because I was hit, and all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put me back together the same way.” -Sophie McDevitt
The EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011.
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“[Helping in Joplin] was a very unique experience. Sure you see stuff like that on tv but when you are up close and personal it’s completely different. It’s so unreal seeing metal wrapped around trees. It was just cool to see people from all over just coming to help.” -Blake Hamor
WIN world series The St. Louis Cardinals win their 11th World Series in 2011. They played against the Texas Rangers and won the Series in game 7 after a epic game 6. "There was screaming, jumping, and it was practically a mosh pit at my house. I was excited because going into the playoffs, they didn't seem to stand a chance of winning." -Sam Scott
MTV MADE Kanyok leaves the MTV’s hit program MADE came to FHN to do an episode on Julia Carney and how she wanted to become a Screamo singer.
building “I was upset that my kids coming in from his class missed so much. They were completely turned off to science. It was just horrible.” -Laura Montgomery, Biology teacher
MOMENTS 1. The surprise Studline performance. 2. Brocksmith and Johnson’s Sing off. 3. Winning the Spirit Meter Sophomore year. 4. Manfull and Little’s a dance off 5. Wrapping Teachers in toilet paper 6. Slushie Eating competition 7. Obstacle courses
Osama bin Laden Dead On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was shot and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A resurgence of American pride followed after the terrorist’s death
It’s time to
MOVE ON Appreciate these years but remember better times are still ahead A M A N DA C O R N E T T
In six school days, high school ends and life begins. I have had a good four years here, but there is a time when it all has to end. You can have fun the last few days of high school, but you can’t stay at North the rest of your life. If you really don’t want to leave, then really your only option is failing all of your finals. Of course if you choose this option, your future is not looking too bright. “I like sleeping on the futon in my parent’s basement with my cat Mr. Whiskers as my only friend,” says no one ever. I’m not sure why anyone would want to stay behind in the first place. Classes aren’t exactly a walk in the park. Most people can’t even stay awake, and lunch isn’t exactly a gourmet meal. If you enjoyed high school because of your friends, you will still have them. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook. It’s okay to come back and say hi or go to a football game but don’t be one of those people who the school can never get rid of. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I didn’t spend 12 long years in a classroom just because I like it. I stayed because I want to be a contributing member to society. I’ve done my time. Now I can move on to bigger and better things. It’s been real. It’s been fun. But it hasn’t been really fun. 2012
S E N I O R E D I T I O N 19
Letter from the Editors the class of 2012 is going out with a bang, we brought you this senior edition to do our part, but we’ve got one more idea...
Before we started this issue, we knew one thing: we wanted to capture the spirit of our class. We could’ve included a lot more about college life, we could’ve included a lot more mushy sad stuff. But that’s not really us. Our class has always been strong, ambitious, and fun. We’re all about living in the now. We really are going out with a bang. We wanted to tell that story, so we kept this issue light, carefree, and focused on what’s important to us at this moment. We’ve worked hard, but to truly capture the spirit of 2012, we need you. We’re creating a time capsule that will remain sealed until we all meet again at our 10 year reunion. It will be available for you to fill at the Senior Cookout this Friday, May 18. Bring something that defines you now. A letter to your future-self, a favorite t-shirt, or maybe a photo of you and your friends. We are parting ways, and it is scary. But this is one more thing we can have fun with and share. Or the world really will end in 2012, and we’ll never get to open it. In that case, ‘Out With A Bang’ still fits.
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The North Star Senior Edition for the class of 2012 includes some of the most important moments of the class' past, as well as what the futu...