Tripodium Senior Edition 2018

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Tripodium Staff 2017-2018 Co-Editors Kaylee Warren Grace Hoge Copy Editor Grace Hoge Staff Members Kearra Alvarez Daniela Garcia Alivia Heard Joslyn Jones Kati Rivera Abby Teschke Trey Turner Photographer Seth Parnell

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Seth Parnell Photographer

“I’d like to first thank Kim Warren for always being patient with me and my deadlines. A major shoutout to Kaylee Warren for getting me into Yearbook. Without her I’d definitely be a totally different person. I am so ready to get out on my own and make “big guy” decisions! I can’t wait to see what next year is gonna bring to me at Wichita State University.”


“Know who you are and where you want to go. Once you have figured that out, start down your path! Make sure you love others on your journey, otherwise, it’s going to be lonely when you get there.” Michele Palmgren, science teacher “Seniors, know that hardships and trials will inevitably come. Surround yourself with friends, family and a faith that will help you endure. Go be the change needed in the world.” Kevin Poland, social studies teacher "Question everything. Never stop learning. It's okay to make mistakes, but always admit when you're wrong, apologize if needed, and learn something from it. In the end, be kind and be able to look at yourself each day, knowing you've given your best and tried to do the right thing." Dawn Sheforgen, English teacher

“Seniors...don't be afraid to go for your dreams. One of my favorite quotes is...'Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down.' Take some of those leaps! Congratulations.” Kate Lindsay, drama teacher

“Always remember there is no such thing as free lunch.”

Josh Massey, social studies teacher

“Remember it's not about how much you make. It's what you do with what you make.”

Kaisha Edgerle, business teacher

SAYING GOODBYE Two Teachers Will Retire in May

Along with the class of 2018, Jesus Hernandez and Susan Montoy will have their last day in May. Retirement will be a huge change for the both of them because they have spent many years at the school. Montoy, a business teacher, has worked at South for 34 years since her first days student teaching. “I did my student teaching here and I liked it a lot so I really wanted to work here,” Montoy said. Hernandez, a Spanish teacher, has spent the past 41 years teaching and getting to know his different students. “I was looking for a change from Garden City, Kan. and I thought that Salina was a nice town,” Hernandez said. They have spent their time doing what they are passionate about and seeing the school completely transform from pods to a new building. Both agree that students make the school a unique place to spend their time.

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Hernandez has spent his time at South teaching Spanish 2 and 3 to a variety of students. He teaches the Spanish classes with ease because of his background with the language.


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“I hope they’ll remember my bad jokes,” Hernandez said. The class can be a challenge for some students, but Hernandez always offers help and jokes for his students to laugh at. Hernandez appreciates teaching kids that bring something new everyday and show him their “I’m gonna miss the kids, it’s the best part about coming to different lives. school everyday,” Montoy said. photo by abby teschke “I started teaching back in 1977; I just wanted to make a difference can use for your personal life and your professional life and people will use it in kids lives and I like to have fun with their entire life,” Montoy said. them,” Hernandez said. Montoy agrees with Hernandez He also enjoys greeting every that the best part about teaching is the student he sees as he stands in the students. hallways between classes. “I like to get to know the kids, “I just wanna say hi and tell everytheir interests and the things that they one to have a good day, buenos días,” like,” Montoy said. Hernandez said. She also appreciates how close the He has experienced a lot of differstaff was able to get through the pods. ent times at South, but he will miss the “The structure of the school was students the most. very open, the business department has always been beside each other and Montoy has been teaching business we’ve been very supportive,” Montoy said. classes for the past 34 years. Montoy has been able to see the When she first started working, she school change and teach a unique skill worked in a room to many different students. with 48 typewrit-

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“It’s a great day to be alive, it’s always a good day to be alive,” Hernandez said. photo by abby teschke

ers and she saw 221 students on a daily basis. “Some of the teachers didn’t want the computers to come,” Montoy said. She has been able to see technology at school change and teach the students how to work with different platforms. “I just really feel like I teach a skill that you

Moving Forward

Hernandez and Montoy look forward to making new memories after retirement. “I’m going to relax, work in my garden, I’ll probably do some substitute teaching and I’ll always go to the games,” Hernandez said. Montoy also plans on substituting, but she will no longer live in Salina. “I’m actually going to move to Kansas City to be near kids and grandkids; I’ll probably sub up there and see what kind of kids Kansas City has,” Montoy said. Students and staff will miss the teachers and hope to see them around.



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Most Likely To...

Results are based on 128 senior survey responses By Grace Hoge


Be on the Bachelor/Bachelorette:

Tiger Humm & Jacie Marcotte

Become President:

Teach at South High:

Perform on Broadway:

Be in a Fraternity/Sorority:

Cure Cancer:

Open an Art Gallery:

Play in Carnegie Hall:

Get Twitter Verified:

Be on ESPN:

Tyler Kirkhart & Johana De La Torre

Cade Sterrett & Hannah Baughman

Jessica Coleman & Nathan Zimmerman

Cierah Nunemaker & Carson Harris

Regan Weatherd & Ethan Truong

Fernando Avila-Castro & Paige Musselwhite

Nick Salem & Addison Praytor

Katelyn Billings & Isaiah Marcotte

Angie Hall & Michael Mathews


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Results are based on 128 senior survey responses

School Spirit:

Water Fan & Albanee Garcia


Snapchat Story:

Gal Pals:






Shoulder To Cry On:

Ethan Resley & Casey Lanoue

Seth Parnell & Jissel Campa

Maleiah Singhaninh & Trevor Herrington

Anthony Nitbouapha & Brianna Fulton

Ja’Nesa Edwards & Joey Wilson

Tuong Nguyen & Christian Mendez

Jade Burroughs & Kacie Herbel

Trevin Sader & Asi Lou Mailau

Amy Schaulis & Zain Siegrist


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By Kearra Alvarez

Throwback to the songs and movies that were popular the year seniors were born, and flash forward to the songs and movies that are popular now

1999 “The Matrix”

“All The Small Things” blink182

“All Star” Smash Mouth

“Toy Story 2”

“10 Things I Hate About You”

“Livin’ La Vida Loca” Ricky Martin

2000 “Bye Bye Bye” NSYNC

“X-Men” “Oops!...I Did It Again” Britney Spears “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”


“Charlie’s Angels” “Say My Name” Destiny’s Child


“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

“Shape of You” Ed Sheeran

“Black Panther”

“God’s Plan” Drake

“Despacito” Luis Fonsi

“The Greatest Showman”

“Havana” Camila Cabello

“Love, Simon”

“Thor: Ragnarok”

“HUMBLE.” Kendrick Lamar

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“New Rules” Dua Lipa


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THE NEXT CHAPTER... By Kaylee Warren


Kansas State University Seth Catania Braden Diehl Gillian Falcon Natalie Froetschner Angie Hall Trevor Herrington Haylee Householter Ethan Jeffries Tyler Kirkhart Casey Lanoue Derek Leamer Dylan Losch Creighton Mallory Sarah McAllister Trevor Mullen Paige Musselwhite Tuong Nguyen Tanner Parret Crisi Rivera Amy Schaulis Jordan Steele Cade Sterrett Ethan Truong Allie Valdez Joey Wilson Washburn University Shiann Crowdus McKenzie Reeves Joshua Richards Pratt Community College Sydnee Connell


University of Kansas Kyle Dundas Evan Elam Brianna Fulton Layne Haddock Ashley Humphrey Analyssa Moreno Rodriguez Priscilla Nouanlasy Justin Tran Julian Tran Regan Weatherd Ambrosee Wilkinson Fort Hays State University Hannah Baughman Cooper Brown Johana De La Torre Ali Dose Cyle Fenton Brooke Gummert Marissa Hernandez Mitchell MaLea Hill Kaiden O’Dell Ana Ortega Mikayla Resley Alyssha Rosas Maleiah Singhaninh Katy Stoeber Colton White Noel Williams Jamie Zajac Alissa Zajac

Missouri Southern University Tesa Wilcox University Missouri Kansas City Devyn Donaldson

Wichita State University Alina Bohanan Jade Burroughs Alex Cosco Gloria Deluera-Esparza Ja’Nesa Edwards Julisa Esparza Water Fan Kelvin Gonzalez Carson Harris Kacie Herbel Isaiah Hight Andrew Hodge Tiger Humm Savio Nguyen Seth Parnell Dat Quach Kim Tran

Bethany College Daniel Atkins Gabrielle Banda Emily Byrd Jissel Campa Mary Campbell Isaac Copes Destiny Everhart Luis Fierro Cortes Maria Flores Emily Govier Alyssa Hedges Ambrosia Hegedus Keith Klassen Katelynn McBurney Allison Nashwick Michael Nece Cierah Nunemaker Doriana Perez Kansas State Polytechnic Kearstin Pittenger Wesley Elliot MJ Peery Noah Endreshak Madison Price Manuel Esparza Samantha Robertson Alexandra Gonzalez Uriel Solis Samuel Haynes Makayla Thull Connor Smith Dane VanAtta Hays Hair Academy Emporia State University Alexis Coarrison Rianne Anders Tana Wilcox Danielle Berry Barton Community Faith Isaacson College Gustavo Jasso Cassie Carpenter Brady McAfee Diana Lara Gabriela Rome


Southeastern University Hayden Weikle

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NEW YORK NYU Tisch School of the Arts Nick Salem New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Albanee Garcia Niagara University Mark Luber



University of Nebraska- Lincoln Sawyer Gahman Bayleigh Hultgren

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Garden City Community College Aaliyah Kelly Kansas Wesleyan University Caleb Demel Bailey Edison Cody Roker Paul Mitchell Bianca Banda Neosho County Community College Brenner Vogan Butler Community College Sofiel Montoy Oswaldo Sanchez Highland Community College Kennedi Ratcliff Johnson n Guijarro Manhattan Technical College Patrick Staley Lowe Bethel College sh Michael Mathews nawsky Wichita Technical College la Xavier Reavis Johnson County Community College on ity College Trenten Baltazor Jose Duenas zarth Samantha Mehl r Fort Scott Community College parza Fernando Avila Castro rebs Jacob Jones Mendez Cloud County Community College us Tara Boling ley tern College Jenifer De Leon Jacie Marcotte leman Project Search- Salina Praytor Santy Phetsompohou Caden Wheeler

PENNSYLVANIA Point Park University Nathan Zimmerman


Leceo Volta-Fellini Riccione, Italy Giovanna Cardellini

Army Carter Boos Cameron McClintock Tyler Rufener Derrick Zwigart Air Force Caleb Smith Keana Steinle Navy Trenton Fabrizius Military Fabian Fernandez Montoya United States Coast Guard Cameron Gormley Marine Corps Shane Charlton Colston Scoville Juan Torres Work Force Tessa Bremerman Obed Briceno Emma Castelli Shane Charlton Dawson Clark Edwin Duran James Fletcher Andrew Forde Blake Jeske Hunter Meyer Katelynn Newsome Trevin Sader Daniela Sanchez Zaine Seigrist Colter Stelter D'ondre Thompson Jofel Zabala

GEORGIA ARIZONA Arizona State University Megan Clayton

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Savannah College of Art and Design Kaitlyn Billings Asi Lou Mailau

Undecided Darien Allegree Justin Almaguer Ryan Brummer Justin Burch Luis Escamilla Andrew Forde Monica Garcia Juan Gonzalez Montoya Kaden Hatfield Gustavo Jasso Cierra Johnson Kristian Keyser Isaiah Marcotte Aiden Trumbo Payton Webb Ashley Woodhull


AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts Anthony Nitbouapha


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Darien Allegree

Devyn Donaldson

Julisa Esparza

Q: Favorite high school memory? A: Watching somebody fight a pineapple. Q: Your biggest dream in life? A: To own my own auto shop. Q: What band has most influenced your life? A: Five Finger Death Punch. They just sing about life in general.

Q: Your best memory? A: Singing. I have so many amazing memories while singing and making new friends. Q: Who do you admire the most? A: My mother, she overcame breast cancer recently. I aspire to be as strong as she is. Q: Plans for the future? A: I want to sing. I have original songs that I plan on posting on YouTube one day. My channel will be DeviForDays.

Q: How was high school different than you expected? A: At first I thought the pods were going to be hard to figure out. Q: What student/teacher has impacted you the most? A: Palmgren. Whenever I was going through hard times she was always there to help me out. Q: Something that you’ll never forget about high school? A: The pods, in a good and bad way.

Ambrosee Willkinson Ana Ortega Q: Favorite teacher? A: Mrs. Chamberlain. She made me want to study chemistry. Q: Favorite memory? A: Getting to be with all my friends. Q: Who’s your best friend? A: Andrew Hodge. It’s really nice to know he’s always there.

Q: What was the biggest lesson you learned in high school? A: That people come and go. Q: Which teacher has impacted you the most and why? A: Mrs. Sheforgen has been there for me. Q: What was the best class you took? A: Psychology with Mr. Massey.

Mikel Bozarth

Q: Best memory? A: Being shirtless at all the games and screaming my head off. Q: Who do you admire the most? A: My mom, she supports me through everything and encourages me the most. Q: A challenge you overcame? A: Finishing my scrapbook.

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Diana Lara

Q: How has soccer helped you? A: They (the team) motivate me to work harder and whenever I’m down on myself they always help me back up. Q: Any advice to freshmen? A: Get along with your teachers because they can really help you out. Q: If you could give one last message to your fellow seniors, what would you tell them? A: It was a good four years. It was a fun time, unforgettable.

Karla Nava Ochoa

Q: How has Venezuela shaped you? A: It’s beautiful and has taught me to always do my best. Today, I make goals and I finish them. Q: How have you learned to communicate with teachers? A: Teachers and friends have helped me become better at speaking English.

Destiny Everhart

Keana Steinle

Q: What would you do differently in high school if you could go back? A: Probably try to be nicer to people. Q: What will you remember most about South High? A: All my favorite teachers, Mr. Massey, Mr. Wolf and Miss Moore. Q: What do you hope next year’s seniors learn? A: High school isn’t that hard but once your senior year hits, you realize it’s your last year and you should enjoy it.

Carter Boos Q: What is your best swim memory? A: Just being there and practicing. Q: What did you like about senior year? A: Going to the swim meets. Q: What was your favorite class? A: Advanced PE.


Q: What is your best memory as being a senior? A: The flex schedule. Q: Who do you admire the most? A: My brother. He is in the Air Force, and he’s kind of been the one I look up to the most out of the two brothers I have. Q: Which teachers helped you the most? A: I kinda have two, Mr. Poland and Mr. Massey.

Juan Gonzalez Montoya Q: What teacher changed your high school experience the most? A: Mr. Poland. Q: What is your favorite part of school? A: Culinary class. Q: How has culinary impacted you? A: It’s opened up my mind to trying new things and talking to new people.


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Noah Endreshak Q: Any last words to fellow seniors? A: Have fun, live your life, don’t have any regrets. Pain is a reminder that the joy you felt was real, so have fun. Q: What will you miss about high school? A: Probably theatre and my friends. A lot of them are moving away, I won’t see them. I won’t be able to do tennis or theatre.

Crisi Rivera Q: How did your teachers impact your high school experience? A: My teachers showed me that pushing through harder classes ultimately makes you a better person and student. Q: What is something you learned in high school that you will carry into your future? A: You are going to be disappointed with certain outcomes, but it’s what you do with that disappointment that matters.

Luis Escamillia Q: What was your best soccer memory? A: In the second season during the first game, I scored a goal outside the box. Q: What was your best memory of senior year? A: Prom. Just being with my friends and having fun at prom, we made some good memories.

Donivan Thomas

Sarah McAllister

Xavier Reavis

Q: Best memory in Drama Club? A: Just meeting a whole bunch of new people, joining the musical and stuff like that. Q: A challenge or struggle that you overcame? A: Senioritis.

Q: What was it like to be in swimming? A: It makes me more tired. I lettered in it all four years so I guess that makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Q: Favorite memory? A: I guess doing the musicals every year and being apart of something.

Q: What was the best thing you participated in high school? A: JAG because it’s helped me prepare for my future. Q: What will you miss most about high school? A: Seeing my friends every day and the good times.

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Tana Wilcox

Cooper Brown

Patrick Staley

Q: Favorite high school memory? A: Freshman homecoming because all of my friends had no drama then. Q: Advice for freshmen? A: Stop fighting guys. It’s dumb, you guys both get into trouble. Q: What will you take from high school into your future? A: Communication with your teachers and peers helps a lot if you want to get stuff done.

Q: What sets South apart from other schools? A: Everyone’s pretty nice and caring. Q: What is your plan for the future? A: I plan on attending Fort Hays and I’m not sure what’s next from there. Q: What will you miss about South? A: There are people I can talk to and rely on to give me good advice.

Q: Best high school memory? A: Woodshop, making friends and working with my hands, which I really enjoy. Q: How has South’s opportunities helped your drafting passion? A: [CAD, Basic Drafting] helped me figure out what I want to do. Q: Advice to freshmen and underclassmen? A: Stay focused, don’t procrastinate, do your work, get some sleep.

Sarah Breedlove

Derrick Zwigart

Gabrielle Banda

Q: Advice for underclassmen? A: I hope they learn fast. Q: Who’s your favorite teacher? A: I had Wolf freshman, sophomore and junior year, he’s my favorite.

Q: Something you’ll always remember? A: When we had all the pods, there’d be kids running around causing havoc. Q: What have your coaches taught you in high school? A: To do what you love doing.

Q: Favorite memory from school? A: Junior prom. I got to be with all my friends and I had a good time. Q: How have your teachers shaped your future interests? A: They’ve helped me explore different options and come out of my box a bit.

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1. Mark Luber (’18) and Hannah Baughman (’18) smile in excitment after Luber is announced Prom King. photo by lauren raubenstine 2. Water Fan (’18) claps for his escort, Prom Queen Angie Hall (’18). 3. Penny shows off her designer dress while chaperoning prom. 4. Natalie Froetschner (’18) dances with her date Lance Rassette (’17). 5. Dalen Burdick (’18) and Brady Burr (’18) dance to “Boondocks” by Little Big Town. 6. Vinny Castaneda (’19), Noah Endershak (’18), and Albanee Garcia (’18) show off their moves while surrounded by classmates. 7. Angie Hall (’18) and Cole Wassenberg (’19) snap pictures during dance. 8. Christian Mendez (’18) poses with Prom King, Mark Luber (’18). 9. Zain Siegrist (’18) holds Micheal Mathews (’18) in the photo booth line.










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