2018 Senior Edition
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There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run ... Thereâ€™s still time to change the road youâ€™re on. - Led Zeppelin
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High school doesn’t last a whole lifetime
t the start of freshman year, we were told that high school was going to be some of the best years of our lives and to enjoy it while it lasts. At the end of senior year, that’s not entirely true. Going into high school, I was so excited for this newfound freedom and getting rid of the awkward stage of middle school. Walking through those doors for the first time, I was finally happy to start fresh. I mean, without realizing the fact that I would still see the people from my old school everyday. But even at this new stage of high school, everything still seemed to remain the same. Everyone still stuck with the people they knew from middle school, there was still separation between different interests,
nothing really was new besides a little more freedom. Sometimes sticking with something you’re used to isn’t a bad thing. It makes you feel more comfortable and guarded instead of facing an oncoming situation on your own. At some point, there comes a time where those people or things aren’t going to be there to help you. The other night, I asked my mom what she remembers from high school. To be honest, she didn’t have much to say. There were a few memories that stood out, but the rest seemed to be all a blur. Life is not all about high school. Maybe at the moment it is, but at some point, you will have to move on. There might be a couple friends you’ll stay connected with and there will be a couple you will lose along
the way. In the end, 10 years from now, life will be completely different to what it is now. So get over that one time at lunch where you were ignored, move on from the time where your friends left you out. If you don’t let go of these grudges, then you’ll never be able to keep moving forward. Every one of us matters and all of us have potential to do whatever we want to do with our lives. Let’s not get hungup on the little things that are holding us back from reaching that potential. This is our chance for a change. High school is now coming to an end, so enjoy it while it lasts, but these are not going to be the only best years of your life. This was just the beginning. Be ready for upcoming opportunities and challenges coming your way.
Jessica Cargill Editor in Chief
For better or worse, it’s coming to an end
t may seem strange, but I’m not on the edge of my seat waiting to begin college. While I am ready to graduate, I’m also not waving ‘sayonara’ to high school in my rear-view mirror either. At the beginning of this year, I was completely unprepared to graduate, let alone go to college. Those concepts seemed like a world away, so I pushed them to the side for the time being. After all, there were roughly 180 school days separating me and graduation, so there was no need to stress myself out about the future. Although at times, high school can seem like a neverending cycle of long days at school and even longer nights laboring over homework. the days and nights do add up, much more quickly than expected. Now, graduation beckons.
One of the most intimidating aspects of completing high school is that all of my accomplishments these past four years are laid out on the table. This has given me ample opportunity to reflect on my experiences. Oftentimes, this has led to not only a sense of pride at what I have achieved but also a tinge of disappointment at what I didn’t. I have so much time and hard work invested in school that it has seemed somewhat abrupt that my journey here is coming to a close. Just when I have become completely comfortable with my role at school, I am preparing to transition to a entirely new life. That is another factor that is so daunting. In my 18 years on this earth, I have been blessed with a great
life. I have supportive family and friends, and I have received a wonderful education. I am very appreciative of all that I have and am at ease with my life right now. The environment I’ve been in has remained relatively the same my whole life. Thus, I am not champing at the bit to enter college right away because it is difficult to say goodbye to life as I know it. While graduation may signal the end of high school, it is also a marker for the next chapter in our lives. This new change leads to readjustment and finding a place in the world all over again, but I suppose that’s life. High school has reached its culmination. As I reflect on my four years at Lafayette the good, the bad and everything in between, I have no choice but to prepare myself for the future that lies ahead.
Ty Prozorowski News Editor
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Mistakes will be made, embrace, don’t erase
ou’re here, and you’re done. They say high school is the best four years of your teenage years, but are they? From awkward relationships to the Freshman Fish Dance, who would fondly look back at high school? Even as seniors, we wince when we remember our immature selves during our freshman year. Rather than trying to forget about that god-forsaken school photo or the one time you called your teacher “mom,” embrace those cringe-worthy moments. They’ve shaped you into who you are right now. You learn from your mistakes, so instead of shutting them away, dwell on them.
See what you did wrong so that next time, you won’t make the same blunder. No one wants to be the kid that didn’t mature during high school, so no matter how hard it is to look back onto your mistakes, do it. However, there’s the high possibility that one might get attached to the memory, making it more difficult to move on. You can’t change the past, and what’s done is done. Acknowledge your mistakes, so you come to terms with them rather than shove them into a dark corner. It’s a thin line between forgiving and forgetting, and sometimes, forgetting sure looks like acknowledgement. To make sure you haven’t
fooled yourself, use these three tips as a guideline: When you think about the awkward memories, is there an overwhelming sense of embarrassment or peace? Do you continue to fret about the multitudes of opportunities in that situation? Are you able to take what you learned and apply it to real life situations? By using those questions, you should be able to deduce if you’ve forgiven or forgotten. Now, as you stand on that stage to receive your diploma, think about your mistakes, the people you’ve hurt, and the people that you love. In a way, they’ve helped you go from an immature fourteenyear-old to a young adult, ready to conquer life.
Shwetha Sundarrajan Staff Member
Go be problem solvers, not just test-takers
ince grade school, we’ve been trained to revolve our lives around a grade—one letter which is supposed to dictate our success for the rest of our lives. Now sure, grades are important (I have certainly made them a priority through my school career), but in college, I challenge you to go beyond the basic requirement to just perform well on tests. Anyone can do that. What really impresses people is how you act within a novel situation and what you’re going to do with that experience. We’re so accustomed to structured assessments and aptitude exams that real-world skills aren’t given as much thought.
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Plus, let’s be honest, we can train for ACTs and SATs, so much so that maybe getting good scores on those tests just isn’t very impressive anymore. After all, those test scores are luck-of-the-draw and don’t truly predict college success. The college experience isn’t going to fit into some neat little bubbled-in box. We can’t practice for it, and there’s no prep book. If so, anyone would do it. Know, it will be different for all of us and take us away from our comfort zones. This is the problem-solving I referred to earlier, and it’s what will really matter. You must find a way to stand out rather than being so wrapped up in going through the motions of another quiz, test or final.
Jessica Cargill, Gehrig Prozorowski, Ty Prozorowski and Shwetha Sundarrajan
Cover/Photos by Marlo May
Keep in mind, everyone in college is studying. Just doing the same doesn’t get you anywhere. Go find groups to join where you can actually apply your knowledge or people skills beyond a classroom setting. That’s what internships will care about and what jobs will look for. We’re already not like everyone else: we’re Lancers, and I know we’re prepared to do great things, but how will you stand out, how will you be different? College is far from real life, but treat it as such. Prove you can go beyond where the rest will go and dare to meet greater challenges than just what is asked of you.
The Senior Issue is a special publication produced for the graduating class. It contains information they provided for inclusion. Information about postgraduate plans also provided by the Guidance Office.
Gehrig Prozorowski Feature Editor
2018 |S E N I O R M A G| Class of 2018 shares special shoutouts to staff members Emma Abernathy: To the best teacher I’ll ever have, Mr. Gutowski. I dedicate this to the best 49 minutes of every day. Natalia Acosta: Thanks to Mrs. O’Donnell for listening to my life problems. Thomas Antolik: Mr. DeBlasi, for being an OG. Emily Arciszewski: Thank you Mrs. Clark for being such an amazing coach and teacher. I learned so much from you at school as well as outside of school. Stephany Arvizures: Mr. Krull, for being the best teacher and encouraging us to be better and not give up. Luke Bader: Mr. Landow, for being great. Madison Balice: Mr. Willard has motivated me to do my absolute best because it pays off in the long run. His class was the hardest and most meaningful class at Lafayette to me. Blane Besse: Mrs. O’Donnell you rock. Mitch Bingaman: Mr. Klawiter, everyone needs to have you at least once. Mckenna Blackwell: Ms. Fields, thank you for helping me adult. Alicja Blaszczyk: Mr. Landow, for always answering emails, looking over my college essays and for genuinely caring and encouraging my classmates and me all the time! Hayden Bollinger: Coach Hicks, for always pushing me to be my best. Connor Bond: Mrs. Bolton, for teaching me how to be a shredder. Mason Bond: Mr. Taylor, for teaching me some actual applicable life skills. James Bowman: Thank you Mrs. Smith for dealing with me for four years. Jacqueline Boyd: Mr. Balog has been one of my biggest supporters all throughout my high school career. I know he’ll be proud of whatever I accomplish in the near future. Parker Bray: Mr. Witter, for being the best teacher. Michael Brown: Thank you Coach Hicks for always being someone that could motivate me while still being able to joke around. Zoe Brunk: Thank you Mr. Landwehr for getting me ready for the real world. Cameron Bugnitz: Thanks for the support Mrs. Schilling-Gal. Tyler Burnett: Mr. Landwehr motivated me to work hard at achieving my goals and has helped guide me in making many decisions. Elizabeth Burton: The entire Lafayette staff. Our teachers and administrators are one of a kind, and their constant devotion to providing a safe, welcoming and friendly environment to each student is truly inspiring. Jessica Busiek: Mrs. Schroeder, I know you will miss my constant excitement for class and my high level of participation. I sure will! Alec Byous: Mr. Landwehr, for pushing me to be the best student in LHS that I can be everyday and to help everyone out before myself. Alexa Campbell: Thank you Mrs. Koziatek for helping me pass math. Kelly Campbell: Mrs. Osborn, you’re an awesome teacher and an amazing person. Keep teaching those kids the wonders of Latin!
Jessica Cargill: Shout out to Mrs. Smith for believing in us as a staff and encouraging us to try our best every day. Kane Carpenter: Mrs. Fischer has been such an amazing inspiration to me. She has helped to encourage me over my time here to become not only an amazing actor, but also person. Claire Caubre: Thank you Mr. Krull for being the best and most supportive teacher at LHS! Noah Chapin: Ms. Osborn, for keeping Latin cool. Connor Church: Mr. Manne, for being an OG and being hip with lingo. #LegRunner Kristen Clark: Thanks Coach Meyer for always making people realize they are more important than they realize. Erin Coogan: Ms. Schumacher, for taking my essay. Lily Cooper: Mr. Klawiter, don’t ever stop being you. Megan Cox: Thank you Mrs. O’Donnell for always letting me rant about my life problems, spill the tea and print out coloring sheets instead of doing homework during blocked study hall. Kathryn Craddock: Mr. Deken, thank you for letting me catch up on my homework or study for an upcoming test every day in your class, while also writing a copious amount of rec letters for me. My GPA and my bank account thank you. Joseph DeLine: Shout out to Ms. Fowler for always keeping it real! Dominic DeProspero: Mrs. Marasigan, thank you for everything you have done. You have always been a friend as well as teacher, and I thank you for that. Andrew Duke: Thanks Coach Sumner for pushing me to always improve myself. Amanda Dunn: Thank you Mr. G for always pushing my musical abilities and being so kind to every student. Kelli Ellis: Mr. Carel, for never failing to crack a joke! Jordan Evans: Thanks Mr. Krull for being so goofy and for always brightening my day! Lauren Ferguson: Mr. Choate, for teaching me how to write an essay. Adam Flannigan: Mrs. Bolton and Mr. Long have always pushed me to my limits and have made me a much stronger individual. Thank you guys so much. Katie Furlong: Thank you so much Mr. Willard for helping me grow the past two years. It means so much! Calia Gammill: Mrs. Meyer, for making my day every day with her positive energy! Adam Gass: Never change O’Donnell. You’re definitely still the Goddess Empress of the Universe. Zachary George: Thank you Ryan Staines, still your biggest fan. Will Gerretsen: Mrs. Fischer has been a blessing to have at Lafayette. Not only have her classes and teaching inspired me, but she has helped me figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. Marissa Gianino: Thank you Mr. Lofgren for inspiring me to pursue a career in the medical field
Sean Glaze: Mr. Beaver, for teaching me that business life and inspiring me to pursue a career in that field, also for teaching me to have confidence through anything. Lily Glazer: Thank you Mrs. O’Donnell for always being there for your students and loving us like your own kids! Alexis Godefroid: Thank you Ms. Schumacher for all the fun that I have had in your class these past few years and for drilling into my head how to embed quotes. Emma Grant: Mrs. Smith, for always encouraging me to do the best that I can on any given project Megan Greenstein: Mr. Esswein, for giving me a grasp on the English language (and for the carriage stuck in the ditch) and to Ms. Gladden for encouraging me to conquer my fear. Hayden Haggerty: Mr. DeBlasi’s use of humor makes his classroom a comfortable environment I always looked forward to. He’s always been very relatable and someone I felt I could come to. Alyssa Hahn: I want to thank Coach Meyer, Ms. Overcash and Mr. Klawiter for being such amazing role models and helping LHL take off and become a positive aspect of our school community. Myiah Hall: Mr. Taylor, who inspired me to be more sarcastic, but was always there to listen to my crazy stories. Lauren Hance: Mr. OC, thank you for always being there for me and being more than a teacher when I needed it. Allie Harrell: Mr. Jaycox is an amazing teacher. He made British Literature a really fun class and made my day with all his jokes! Emma Harris: Mr. Landow is so passionate about teaching, and it’s so obvious he loves what he does. Going to his class was always something I looked forward to (unless we were writing an essay). Lydia Harris: Coach Meyer, thank you for pushing me to be my best on and off the court these last two years. Christopher Harstick: Mr. Ell, you always believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself and have always had my back. I can’t thank you enough. Samantha Hegger: Mrs. Corwin because she is so fun, sweet and always has my back for any reason. I can go to her for anything in life, even if it doesn’t pertain to school. Clayton Henning: Ms. Osborn. Thanks for being a great teacher who is super interactive and fun. Colton Henning: Mr. Ahlers, for his love of kayaks. Aidan Henry: Mr. Choate, for his engaging class and his jokes, and Mrs. Kemp for helping console and guide me from 8th grade to my senior year whenever I was lost or worried. Zylanae Henry: Ms. Fields. She motivated me to do things that I didn’t want to do. Mitch Hinkle: Mrs. Shea and Mr. Beaver. Y’all are awesome. Hailee Holt: Dr. Calcaterra, thank you for always being there for me and for your support.
Zoe Hormell: Thank you Mrs. Koziatek for making algebra fun and pushing me to do the best I can. Maclaine Hunt: Ms. Title, the best teacher ever. Chloe Hutchison: Thank you Mr. Willard for teaching me what it is really like to earn an A! Uche Ijei: Thank you Mrs. Meyer (aerobics) for teaching me to rise above and to be better, not bitter. Camden Jaggie: Mr. Klawiter and Mr. Jaycox were the best two teachers I have ever had. Rashelle Johnson: Shoutout to both Ms. Fields and Dr. Calcaterra for always supporting and motivating me in everything I do! You guys always pushed me to keep going even if I wanted to quit. Aaliyah Johnson: Ms. Hartley, thank you for all that you’ve done for me, whether it be helping me with stress or providing much needed advice and support! Elizabeth Johnson: Mr. Willard is hands down the most inspiring teacher I’ve ever had. You’ve shaped not only my writing but my view on life and school for the better. Natalie Johnson: Madame Tamaroff always made me feel accepted and cared for at school, and I appreciate how great of a role model she was for me throughout my high school career. Bryce Jones: Mr. Peterson. Who knew a sub could become family. Catarina Kalamboukas: I would like to thank Mrs. Fischer for always encouraging and believing in me. Caroline Karsten: All of my amazing teachers throughout the years (you know who you are) and a special shout out to all the art teachers. You inspire and motivate me every day! Katherine Karsten: Thank you to all my teachers for making my time in high school memorable, especially Mrs. Sakowski who has inspired and encouraged me every day to create beautiful art and to be the best version of myself. Alex Keipp: Ms. Gladden, for being the best language arts teacher ever. Erin Keiter: Mrs. O’Donnell, thank you for always being there for every student even if they weren’t in your class! Your kindness makes everyone around you feel at home. Jackson Kesting: Coach Warren, thank you for being my “school dad” through my four years here. I knew that I could come to you with anything, whether it be a problem or a story or a joke. You helped shape me into who I am today. Jeffrey Ketsenburg: Mr. Krull, Mr. Sumner, Mr. Carel, Mr. Ell, Mrs. Bolton and Mr. Atkins for being some of my favorite teachers and help push me to where I am. Abbas Khan: Mr. Deken, for making very boring subjects much more tolerable and interesting.
See More Shout Outs on Page 5
|S E N I O R M A G| Senior shoutouts to staff members continued . . . 2018
Braden King: Mrs. Fischer for always being there for me even when I don’t always come around and for pushing me to be the person I know I can be. Nick Koester: Mr. Krull and Mr. OG have been an amazing help and inspiration in my four years here. Mason Kolb: Thanks for the gains Hicks. Eileen Kosola: Thank you to Ms. B-L for always ordering the latest volumes of my favorite manga. Jacob Krieger: Mrs. White, you are the best teacher I’ve ever had. I’ll miss that sarcasm of yours the most. Montana Krieger: Coach Hruby, thank you for believing in me! William Landolt: David Choate and Melissa Schumacher are amazing people and are the two best teachers I ever had. MSGT. Cugier and Col. Berenc have inspired my military career. Josephine Lang: Thanks Mr. Deblasi for always being there and being the best teacher here. You have helped me through many things. Drew Leslie: Mrs. Bolton, thank you for reassuring me that I don’t have to be an amazing guitarist to enjoy playing. Sydney Linsenbardt: Mr. Carel and his jokes always put a smile on my face! Raylicia Lovelace: Mrs. Meyer, I just really want to thank you for being there for me. You motivated me to do better and become better. Joseph Lu: Mrs. Marasigan and Mrs. Egan have been the best, nicest, most helpful, greatest and awesome teacher/ guidance counselor ever. Madison MacRae: Coach Meyer is a true blessing in my life. Kathryn Madej: Mrs O’D, I will be back with coffee and good music! Annie Maloney: Mrs. Loeffler, thank you for being such an amazing teacher. Thank you for all of your help and everything you have done for me. Marlo May: Mrs. Smith, thank you for your dedication and support over the last four years. Your constant advice and life lessons will stay with me forever. Thank you for making 137A feel like a second home and allowing me to become the journalist I am today. Layla Maze: Mr. Carel, thank you for all the help in AP Stat and all the time you’ve stayed after when I struggled and looked out for me. Alec McCrory: I will never forget those teachers who helped me out so much through high school: Mrs. Trott, Ms. Obenhaus, Mr. Krull, Dr. Calcaterra, Ms. Fields and Coach Hicks. Zachary McMillen: Ms. Overcash: You instilled a ‘flux’ing love of physics in me. Emily McRae: Ms. Hruby, thanks for always being there for me over the past four years. Cooper Meckley: Thanks Mr. Paladin and Mr. Jaycox, you made classes fun Jakob Molskness: Mr. Ahlers for that music video cameo. Daja Money: I just want to thank Mrs. Hagglund for making my experience at Lafayette better! Elizabeth Montgomery: Mr. Krull, you a G.
Rhiannon Moore: Thank you Mr. Beaver for teaching me that hard work can be fun with the right attitude. Erik Murer: Mr. Deblasi motivated me to follow my dreams and helped prepare me for college and life to come after. Ali Neskar: Mr.Steffens taught me to get my work done on time and knows how to handle my sass. Liam Newman: Thank you to all of the fine arts teachers for always encouraging and supporting their kids, no matter what branch of the arts they’re in. Jacob Nickerson: Mr. Ahlers taught me how to be productive and goof off all at the same time. Gaelyn Nooner: Coach Sumner for always pushing me to meet my potential. Sophia Oelsner: All my teachers were supportive in their own unique ways. I owe JP, OC, Mr. Landow, and Mr. Paladin a special thanks for all of their support! Brie Ohlms: Señor Becker, I enjoyed your class everyday and I loved the interesting facts and enthusiasm you gave. Reed Parris: Coach Ell for teaching me to be the best person on and off of the court. Daniel Peipert: Coach Hicks for pushing me when I workout. Lili Petrowsky: Thank you to all the teachers who have made an impact in my life. Mrs. Trott, Mrs. Loeffler, Mrs. O’Donnell, Mr. Willard, Mrs. Shea, Ms. Overcash and so many more. Jordan Pfitzer: Thank you Mrs. Hruby for being the most supportive dance coach I have ever had. I never had you as a math teacher, but everyone who does have you says you’re the best math teacher there is. Ava Pokoski: Thank you Coach Voss for being my second dad and always listening and helping me through my problems. Cierra Presson: To Mr. Landow, who taught me to love writing again. Gehrig Prozorowski: Mrs. Mabie, you’re the best teacher ever. Thanks for your friendship these four years and chatting with me between classes. Thanks Mrs. Gornet for inspiring freshman-year me when you thought I spoke Spanish at home. Ty Prozorowski: Thank you Mrs. Koziatek for being one of my biggest supporters and encouraging me to believe in myself. Kevin Qi: It’s amazing how Mr. Marx can inspire students to enjoy chemistry. I can’t imagine having as much excitement for science without him. Lina Qi: Mrs. Keillor. thank you for being such a great teacher for the past four years! HOSA would not have been the same without you! Rithik Reddy: Jaycox, ‘It didn’t suck.’ Carter Rega: Thank you Mr. Witter for being there for me since day one! Matthew Reich: To Mr. Willard: Oversoul! Brian Reid: Mrs. Lee has been a great motivator for me, pushing me and my
sister to be the best we can be! Emily Reid: Mrs. Sakowski, thanks for being so amazing and for motivating me to keep improving even when I felt like I couldn’t. Annika Renganathan: Smitty you gave me your couch!! Thank you. Heather Rigg: Thank you for helping me to find my love for statistics, Mr. Carel! Andre Roberts: Mrs. White for being there for me more than I could ever ask for. Mollie Rogan: Thank you Ms. Hruby for all the early morning pre-calc help/pretest panic attacks, you are amazing! Lauren Roither: Ms. Hruby for always being the best! Oliver Rolfe: Mr. Krull, you changed the way I look at math and the way I look at a lot of other things, thank you. Claire Rougeau: Thank you Mr. Willard for caring so much about my future and cracking me up at the same time. Rene Ruppert: Coach Ehrhardt for always being there for me. You inspire me to be a kind and genuine person. I’ll miss you so much! Anna Samsonov: Thank you to Mrs. Hartley for supporting me throughout all of the ups and downs of the last four years! Drew Sawyer: Had a lot of laughs with Mr. Choate. Andrew Schoenfelder: Thank you Mr. Klawiter and Mr. Fischer, you inspired me to become the best person I could be. Catherine Schrichte: Mrs. Sakowski for basically being my mom. She deserves Teacher of the Year more than anyone. Christian Schweikert: Thank you Dave Cugier and James Smith for making a leader out of me and teaching an Excellent JROTC program. Hennen Scott: Thank you Mr. Long for being a great teacher. You were one of the best parts about band. Kendall Sills: Thanks Mrs. O’Donnell for believing in me. I owe it all to you. Ishan Singh: Mr. Beaver for always reminding me to ‘let the big dog eat.’ Shelby Sivik: Mrs. Landwehr for pushing me to become a better writer. I would not be where I am today without her help. Thank you so much and I am going to miss you. London Smith: Thank you Mrs. White for always having an open room to destress. Natalie Snitzer: Mr. Willard for always letting me come into his classroom anytime and vent to him about life. Isabelle Snyder: I would not have survived high school without the help, guidance and incredible support from all of my teachers, but I would like to specially thank Mr. Willard for everything that he’s done for me. Corryne Sontag: Mrs. Corwin because she is very easy to talk to about anything and very sweet and caring. Jimmy Spriggs: MSGT Cugier for motivating me to try harder and do more. Atul Srinivasan: You’re awesome Mrs. Keillor!
Sanath Srinivasan: Thank you to Mrs. IF for ruining my hair every single day. Cole Staehling: My two favorite teachers would go to Ms. Title and Mr. Biondo for always teaching in an understanding manner and creating a fun work environment. Olivia Stebner: Mr. Willard has been my biggest inspiration throughout high school. He has such a kind heart and strives to help his students succeed in everything they do, inside and outside of the classroom. Gavin Stulce: Coach Ell, Coach Kreienkamp, Mrs. Bolton, Mr. Krull, and Mr. Witter, you guys made Lafayette a whole lot more fun. Katie Sulzner: Mrs. White for letting me cry in her classroom more than once. Shwetha Sundarrajan: To Mr. Landow, for those incomprehensible comments on my essays that changed my writing for the better. Clara Tarpey: Jaycox, I will never forget the Bean Boozled game in your class, I had never been more motivated in my life to win Review Pictionary. Wiatt Thissen: Mrs. Shea for setting a positive tone at the start of my high school years. Scott Thoelke: Mr. Deken, you’re the man. Delaney Thomas: Mrs. O’Donnell, thank you for being my rock throughout the last four years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you! Christopher Ulrich: Mr. Paladin, I have to thank you for continuously making me smile and help mold me into the person I am today. Edward Vakula: Loeffler not giving me crap about my disappointing AP Calc exam score. Megan Walker: Mrs. Meyer who is always there to keep pushing me and never fails to put a smile on my face! Kathryn Wesolich: Thanks for putting up with me and my procrastination, Mr. Choate. Natalie White: Over the past four years, Ms. Kempf has meant so much more to me than just a teacher. She has been a mentor, a friend, an adviser, and I have no clue how I could have gotten through high school without her. Ashley Wier: Lantz/Schroeder: Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me over the years! Tommy Williams: Mr. Atkins for constant hand slaps and good times. Jill Wipke: Coach Lantz because she cares so much about her students and pushes them to be the best they can be. Cameron Wolk: Mr Willard, thank you for your energy and humor in 11th Grade LA. Ryan Zaharias: Mr. Deblasi, thanks for being there for me when I felt alone. Landon Zechman: Mrs. Fischer. She is one of my favorites. Lauren Zhou: Ms. Zang for her gorgeous headshot. Linsie Zou: I would like to acknowledge Mr. Schneider for pushing me out of my comfort zone and helping me realize my own potential.
2018 |S E N I O R M A G| Where will you be in 10 years? Class predicts their future Natalia Acosta: In an architecture firm in Florida. Emily Arciszewski: Working as a nurse and hopefully married, maybe with kids. Stephany Arvizures: Working for a big company, married and traveling. Mohammed Aydi: Married and still continuing to learn and acquire knowledge through my traveling and my business. Morgan Balice: A pediatric doctor/ surgeon in a teaching hospital. Mckenna Blackwell: Modeling and either excelling in the engineering or interior design field. Alicja Blaszczyk: Working at a think tank putting forth economic policy that will help those disadvantaged currently. Rohan Bohra: Playing with my funk band in someone’s mom’s basement. Hayden Bollinger: Serving as an officer in the United States Army. Connor Bond: Playing guitar in small venues for little pay. Mason Bond: Air Force Officer. James Bowman: Supporting a family and practicing law. Jacqueline Boyd: An aspiring, but failing, artist trying to have a voice. Zoe Brunk: Hopefully either owning my own business or traveling the world for some big corporation. Cameron Bugnitz: Owning a business. Tyler Burnett: A financial advisor, or an employee in the financial field, working for a company such as Edward Jones. Elizabeth Burton: Professionally working as a Stevie Nicks enthusiast. Kelly Campbell: In the Navy, using my surgical skills to save soldiers lives. Jessica Cargill: Doing something in the entertainment industry and travelling. Kane Carpenter: Hopefully on TV or in movies. Preferably as a Jedi or comic book superhero/villian. Kristen Clark: Occupational Therapist. Erin Coogan: In a penthouse looking over the beach. Lily Cooper: Paris 2024. Working in as a wildlife research scientist combating climate change and species extinction. Able to afford rent in San Francisco, where I’ll have one room of that apartment converted to an art studio. Jordyn Cosman: Graduated from college, living somewhere down south. Married with kids and a couple dogs. Megan Cox: Done with school, having a successful career in psychology, and traveling the world. Kathryn Craddock: Finished with law school and actively practicing law. Melinda Cummings: Probably with three dogs and a giant bed. Aland Darwish: Overseas. Ellie DeGraw: Still spending too much money on food. Joseph DeLine: Working in Carpentry. Patricia Denn: Doing research and publishing papers with hidden puns. Dominic DeProspero: Working for a sports company, living in Topsail Island, North Carolina with my family. Madeline Devereux: Physical therapist specializing in post surgery children’s care. Andrew Duke: Starting a career in cyber security. Amanda Dunn: Clinical Psychologist.
Kelli Ellis: Teaching in high school. Married to a cute, smart husband. Jordan Evans: Nursing career. Lauren Ferguson: Traveling the world. Adam Flannigan: Being a paramedic. Katie Furlong: Having a family and being successful in my job working in a hospital. Calia Gammill: Sitting on a beach in Santorini with my three dogs and my supermodel husband. Adam Gass: Starting a business that will quickly fail. Zachary George: Law Enforcement. Will Gerretsen: Married and living in Chicago performing with the Second City, unless Saturday Night Live becomes funny again. Marissa Gianino: In debt, completing my residency. Sean Glaze: A marketing career with the Shack Restaurant Group saving my money, living my life and loving every second of it. Alexis Godefroid: Living in Chicago with my dog(s) and doing something I love. Emma Grant: Broke. Megan Greenstein: Working in D.C. and changing the world. Hayden Haggerty: An Air Force officer. Myiah Hall: A nurse practitioner. Possibly a Marine vet, with two beautiful children. Lauren Hance: Traveling the world and working for a major fashion company. Emma Harris: An SSD teacher in an elementary school. Christopher Harstick: Married with a solid engineering job, living wherever my job takes me. Samantha Hegger: Married, living in a nice house, good job and kids! Clayton Henning: Teaching music. Colton Henning: An engineer working for a robotics or automation company. Aidan Henry: In a career I enjoy and surrounded by people I’m close with. Zylanae Henry: Starting a family and going back to school to be a Ob-Gyn. Mitch Hinkle: Seeing the world. Nick Hoffman: Patenting something that will change the world. Hailee Holt: Having a successful career and a family of my own. Zoe Hormell: A local broadcaster. Allyson Howard: An Interior Architect in either Kansas City or St. Louis. Maclaine Hunt: Paying off student loans. Uche Ijei: Eating as many buffalo chicken wings as I can which is basically the same thing as I do now. Camden Jaggie: Owning a business. Rashelle Johnson: Probably sleeping or watching Vine compilations, but it’ll be in a nice house because I’ll be rich. Aaliyah Johnson: On the East Coast eating good food. Elizabeth Johnson: Traveling. Natalie Johnson: In med school or married to a cute doctor I met in med school. Bryce Jones: Changing the world. Caroline Karsten: In a nice home with great pets, going to work doing what I love and still making art. Katherine Karsten: Probably in grad school, making as much art as I can,
surrounded by my favorite people. Erin Keiter: Running Apple. Jackson Kesting: Making a good amount of money at a business firm, and then someday owning my own business. Braden King: Living in Chicago, working and starting a family. Megan Kiser: Living in a place I love with people I love. Mason Kolb: Astronomer. Montana Krieger: Getting ready to start a family and owning or working at a dance studio. Josephine Lang: An elementary teacher, married with a few kids. Alexandra LaVanchy: An elementary teacher. Drew Leslie: I want to get involved with military bands and spend a few years making music with professionals. Lori Lohmann: Married to an NBA star! Raylicia Lovelace: Working in the biochemistry area, creating vaccines. Joseph Lu: Medical residency. Madison MacRae: In the FBI or teaching at Lafayette. I know, totally different fields, but one of them is going to come to me somehow. Layla Maze: I see myself as a nurse. Zachary McMillen: Having fun coding. Georgia Miranda: Traveling, working as a middle school geoscience teacher and starting a family. Jakob Molskness: On a boat. A really, really big boat. Rhiannon Moore: Running my own business or working to be the head of a major company. Annie Moorkamp: Part of a residency program in emergency medicine. Erik Murer: Getting on the Ford performance racing team. Shlok Natarajan: Vietnam. Ali Neskar: On the beach. Liam Newman: Still in high school, just as a teacher this time. Sophia Oelsner: I see myself in a career that makes me happy, and I will hopefully be living in Europe. Brie Ohlms: I would love to be a lawyer with a nice family with children, dogs and loving husband Lili Petrowsky: An engineer trying to make a difference in the world. Jordan Pfitzer: A wealthy nurse with a happy and healthy family. Grady Phillips: Billionaire. Ty Prozorowski: Mostly the same, just older with more money. Kevin Qi: Working in a clinic. Lina Qi: Living in California and adopting two dogs! Matthew Reich: As a medical resident, wondering why I am still not done with being a student. Brian Reid: Working for a Cyber security job making bank. Emily Reid: Working as a concept artist for Disney or another large animation company. Andre Roberts: In the MLB with a wife and maybe, just maybe, a kid. Mollie Rogan: A crazy runner mom working as a dietitian and coaching high school cross country, with like 10 puppies. Lauren Roither: A labor and delivery nurse and living the best life I can. Oliver Rolfe: Working at a corporate
law firm. Claire Rougeau: Like, a little chubbier than I am now. Nina Ruan: In residency to become a neurologist or neurosurgeon, or fresh out of residency practicing. Anna Samsonov: Doing genetic research. Andrew Schoenfelder: With someone in a relationship, as well as working hard at whatever I’m doing. Catherine Schrichte: Cute little subdivision house, big fish tank, shiba inu puppy. Life will be good. Christian Schweikert: Working at an advanced racing/custom shop along with an amateur racing degree. Brendan Shannon: I will most likely still be in medical or dental school. Shelby Sivik: I see myself living the dream as a nurse and being married and having two beautiful children. Natalie Snitzer: Happy, healthy and starting a family while working as a nurse. Isabelle Snyder: Living life free from math and science classes. Corryne Sontag: Traveling a lot with a great job. Atul Srinivasan: A physician. Sanath Srinivasan: Doing something in the medical field. Cole Staehling: Working for a financial company somewhere in St. Louis or Kansas City. Olivia Stebner: Working as a Nurse Practitioner. Spencer Stewart: Traveling. Katie Sulzner: Financially secure enough to fund my coffee addiction. Shwetha Sundarrajan: An awardwinning journalist. Clara Tarpey: There might be a horse and a handsome cowboy involved. Brynn Tepper: Married and working a job in sports media. Wiatt Thissen: Living my best life, surrounding myself with good people, focusing on bettering my future. Amelia Tepper: Doing something that I love by helping others or making an impact for the environment/world. Delaney Thomas: Living in a big city with a husband/kids (and lots of dogs) after traveling the world . James Truong: Working at a major corporation, such as Boeing or Lockheed. Christopher Ulrich: High up position in the economic field. Jacie Unland: Perfecting people’s smiles as an orthodontist. Megan Walker: Traveling the world Natalie White: Working at Genentech, trying to discover the mysteries of the human genome and finding ways to subsequently save innocents. Tommy Williams: Working in finance, living somewhere warmer than here. Jill Wipke: A teacher and soccer coach. Cameron Wolk: Studying business abroad. Ryan Zaharias: Living an average, middle-class life. Lauren Zhou: On the beaches of California, being tan and positively changing the world. Jake Zickrick: Working hard and driving cars.
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Class of 2018 leaves final words Emma Abernathy: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh) Natalia Acosta: “Actually, I always have no idea what I’m doing.” -Scott McCall (Teen Wolf ) Emily Alvarez: “Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot.” -Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation) Thomas Antolik: “Iguodala to Curry, back to Iguodala, up for the layup! Oh! Blocked by James!” -Mike Breen Emily Arciszewski: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou Stephany Arvizures: “You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain.” -J. Cole Mohammed Aydi: “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.” -Tony Gaskins Sarah Aydi: “Sell me this pen.” -Jordan Belfort (Wolf of Wall Street) Luke Bader: “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” -Elon Musk Madison Balice: “One day you’re 17 and planning for someday. And then quietly, and without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And that someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” -Nathan Scott (One Tree Hill) Kylie Black: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” -David Bowie. Mckenna Blackwell: “You don’t compare when you don’t compete” -Joanne The Scammer Alicja Blaszczyk: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” -Samuel Beckett Blake Blechle: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein Neely Bly: “I think I’m cool. That’s all that matters.” -Tyler the Creator Rohan Bohra: “Goodbye everyone, I’ll remember you all in therapy.” -Plankton (Spongebob Squarepants) Hayden Bollinger: “I never lost a game I just ran out of time.” -Michael Jordan Connor Bond: “Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus lane.” -Gene Autry (Here Comes Santa
Claus) Mason Bond: “They call me Mr. Boombastic.” -Shaggy (Boombastic) James Bowman: “I can’t tell you what I learned from school, but I can tell you a story or two.” -Asher Roth (I Love College) Parker Bray: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” -Abraham Lincoln Emily Brisotti: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller Michael Brown: “Well, first of all, I’m worth every penny.” -Howard Stern Zoe Brunk: “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” -Matty Mullins Cameron Bugnitz: “Respect the game you play more than the selfish wants you aspire from it.” -Gary Vaynerchuk Katherine Buren: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.” -Albus Dumbledore Tyler Burnett: “Facts don’t care about your feelings.” -Ben Shapiro Elizabeth Burton: “I always thought stuff like this happened in movies and comic books.” -Bob Newby (Stranger Things) Jessica Busiek: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” -Charles Dickens. Alec Byous: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “‘I’m possible.’” -Audrey Hepburn. Alexa Campbell: “1. Everything changes and ends. 2. Things do not always go according to plan. 3. Life is not always fair. 4. Pain is part of life. 5. People are not loving and loyal all the time.” -David Richo (The Five Things We Cannot Change… and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them) Kelly Campbell: “I’m walking my own path. Your approval is not needed.” -Sue Fitzmaurice Cam Carpenter: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” -Audrey Hepburn Kane Carpenter: “Well now I’m standing. Happy? We’re all standing, a bunch of idiots standing in a circle.” -Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy) Paloma Castillo: “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” -Matt Cameron Claire Caubre: “You may know what you need, but to get what you want, better see that you keep what you have.” -Into the Woods Noah Chapin: “Stop making sense.” -David Byrne
Jessica Chen: “I’m sorry, but your opinion means very little to me.” -Rick and Morty Eleanor Christie: “You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to.” -Stranger Things Kristen Clark: “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” -Winnie The Pooh Meghan Conroy: “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” -Aibileen Clark (The Help) Erin Coogan: “It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been real fun.” -Brandon Spikes Lily Cooper: “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” -Rumi Jordyn Cosman: “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” -Winnie the Pooh Megan Cox: “Not today Satan.” -Bianca Del Rio Kathryn Craddock: “I just feel if I’m going to be alive, I want to be challenged. The path to that isn’t an easy way, but it’s a rewarding way.” -Frank Ocean Victoria Crismon: “I have eight friends.” -Tyler, the Creator Rachel Crohn: “‘Do you have a plan? I don’t even have a ‘pla.’” -Phoebe Buffay (Friends) Melinda Cummings: “Do you even have a plan?” “I don’t even have a ‘pla.’” -Phoebe Buffay (Friends) Aland Darwish: “I tried to pay attention, but attention paid me.” -Lil Wayne Ellie DeGraw: “I knew exactly what to do, but in a much more real sense, I have no idea what to do.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Joseph DeLine: “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Patricia Denn: “But I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.” -Randall Munroe Dominic DeProspero: “Young, dumb, broke high school kids.” -Khalid Madeline Devereux: “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” -Reba McEntire Andrew Duke: “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” -Alfred Pennyworth (Batman Begins) Amanda Dunn: “When the power of love overcomes the love of
power, the world will know peace.” -Jimi Hendrix Nicholas Dygert: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean Shea Eckert: “Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it rock.” -Hannah Montana Kelli Ellis: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” -Monica Geller (Friends) Jordan Evans: “It’s been magical, but I’m done.” -Khloé Kardashian Lauren Ferguson: “Did you know that cashews come from a fruit?” -Viral song (Toby Turner and Tobuscus) Adam Flannigan: “I’ve been living life, and I hope that you do the same cause if you ain’t doing what you love it’s only you to blame.” -Logic (Lord Willin’) Calia Gammill: “What I hear when I’m being yelled at is people caring really loudly at me.” -Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation) Adam Gass: “The effort you put forth to anything transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death.” -Monty Oum Zachary George: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” -Matthew 5:9, The Holy Bible Will Gerretsen: “Time you enjoy wasting, isn’t wasted time.” -John Lennon Marissa Gianino: “I’m not great at advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” -Chandler Bing Sean Glaze: “Success is actually a short race—a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.” -Gary Keller Lily Glazer: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius Alexis Godefroid: “A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.” -Alexander Hamilton David Golder: “How can I get iron when there’s diamonds on my mind?” -Galaxy Goats Emma Grant: “I knew exactly what to do, but in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Mary Green: “As they say in Missouri, ‘I ain’t goin’ back to Missouri!’” -The Fairly Odd Parents
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Class of 2018 final words cont . . . Kayla Greene: “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.” -Bill Watterson Megan Greenstein: “What’s next?” -The West Wing Kendra Hackman: “Do you make mistakes, or do you make a change” -BLEACH (BROCKHAMPTON) Hayden Haggerty: “Choose your battles, small enough to win, big enough to matter.” -Carlos Wallace Alyssa Hahn: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop Myiah Hall: “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.” -Beyonce Lauren Hance: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe Allie Harrell: “Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again.” -Tim McGraw Emma Harris: “Oh, I have a medical condition, alright. It’s called caring too much and it’s incurable!” -Craig Middlebrooks (Parks and Recreation) Christopher Harstick: “I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” -Michael Scott Hanna Kate Hartshorn: “It’s been magical, but I’m done.” - Khloé Kardashian Chris Harwood: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.” -Rocky Balboa Samantha Hegger: “Stay big and your worries will stay small.” -My Wish (Rascal Flatts) Clayton Henning: “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” -Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Angel) Colton Henning: “I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.” -Elon Musk Aidan Henry: “Whenever someone asks me to define love, I usually think for a minute. Then, I spin around and pin the guy’s arm behind his back. NOW who’s asking the questions?” -Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live) Jacob Hewlett: “You know what they say. ‘Fool me once, strike one, but fool me twice... strike three.” -Michael Scott (The Office)
Nick Hoffman: “I’m a senior, but I stay fresh man.” -Mac Miller (Class President) Hailee Holt: “You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something.” -Batman Zoe Hormell: “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Allyson Howard: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin Maclaine Hunt: “Running’ through these checks till’ I pass out.” -Bobby Shmurda Chloe Hutchison: “Far and away, the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt Uche Ijei: “Who needs that degree when you’re schoolin’ life?” -Beyoncé (Schoolin’ Life) Camden Jaggie: “We don’t always say what we mean. That’s the life of an American teen.” -Khalid Grant Janicki: “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly.” -Bee Movie Rashelle Johnson: “Everything that is or was began with a dream.” -Lavagirl (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl) Aaliyah Johnson: “You must keep moving to survive. Always go forward, never back. To live by instinct and instinct alone.” -The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Elizabeth Johnson: “This is the beginning of anything you want.” -Boy (This is the Beginning) Natalie Johnson: “As you hypothesize on how to monetize, take advantage of all the time we all behind, get lost in the Aquarium.” -Mac Miller Bryce Jones: “Everyone’s a victim of our culture.” -Jacque Fresco Catarina Kalamboukas: “If a person has no dreams, they no longer have any reason to live. Dreaming is necessary, although in the dream reality should be glimpsed. For me this is a principle of life.” -Ayrton Senna Caroline Karsten: “Be excellent to each other” -Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) Katherine Karsten: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller Alex Keipp: “Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets.” -Spongebob Squarepants Erin Keiter: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying
goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh Jackson Kesting: “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” -Ernest Hemingway Jeffrey Ketsenburg: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky.” -Michael Scott Abbas Khan: “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali Rose Kickham: “Somethin’, somethin’, somethin’, ‘Stack that Cheese’” -Lupe Fiasco (Hip-Hop Saved My Life) Braden King: “She say ‘do you love me?’ I tell her ‘only partly’, I only love my bed and my mama I’m sorry.” -Drake (God’s Plan) Megan Kiser: “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well.” -Andy Dwyer (Parks and Recreation) Nick Koester: “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” -2 Timothy 4:7 Eileen Kosola: “Everything happens for a reason, except possibly football.” -Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett Jacob Krieger: “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.” -Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness) William Landolt: “The world is mine for the taking.” -Marshall Mathers Drew Leslie: “I’m not great at advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” -Chandler Bing Lori Lohmann: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller Nathan Lowary: “Character is what you do when no one is watching.” -Paul Rabil Joseph Lu: “Our human family is completed when everyone is included.” -Curt Armstrong. Madison MacRae: “When I get older, I will be stronger.’ They’ll call me freedom, just like a waving flag and then it goes back.” -K’naan (Wavin Flag) Elizabeth Maczka: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney Kathryn Madej: “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” -John Lennon Elicia Malak: “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” -Coco Chanel Annie Maloney: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” -Maya Angelou Jake Malven: “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” -Shawshank Redemption Jacqueline Matthew: “The question is ‘what aren’t we going to do?’” -Ferris Bueller Marlo May: “Our lives are before us, our past is behind us, but our memories are with us.” -Anonymous Layla Maze: “I think it’s important to evolve, grow and take risks creatively, instead of repeating yourself and doing the same thing over and over.” -G-Eazy Brandt McCartney: “Ain’t no comparison, and I ain’t being arrogant.” -Gucci Mane Zachary McMillen: “No one in the world gets what they want, and that is beautiful.” -Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) Georgia Miranda: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene Jakob Molskness: “Quit. Don’t quit. Noodles. Don’t noodles. You are too concerned with what was and what will be.” -Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda) Daja Money: “Everyday is a fashion show, and the world is the runway.” -Coco Chanel Elizabeth Montgomery: “I stopped caring a long time ago.” -Creed Bratton Rhiannon Moore: “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” -Oprah Winfrey Natalie Morlock: “Now you have a friend in the diamond business.” -Shane Company. Erik Murer: “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” -Back to the Future Shlok Natarajan: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Liam Newman: “If he had only learnt a little less, how infinitely better he might have taught much more!” -Charles Dickens Gaelyn Nooner: “I’ve heard it both ways.” -Psych: The Musical Sophia Oelsner: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
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Class of 2018 final words cont . . . Brie Ohlms: “Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” -George W. Bush Sofia Orlando: “I’m not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” -Chandler Bing (Friends) Reed Parris: “I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave and the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name.” -Macklemore (Glorious) Franceska Petrosino: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” -Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights) Lili Petrowsky: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Jordan Pfitzer: “How lucky am I to have something that makes goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh Grady Phillips: “It’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” -e.e. Cummings Ava Pokoski: “And I know when I need it, I can count on you like four, three, two.” -Bruno Mars Cierra Presson: “Screws fall out all the time. The world is an imperfect place.” -John Bender (Breakfast Club) Gehrig Prozorowski: “Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten.” -Natasha Bedingfield Ty Prozorowski: “Luck favors the prepared.” -Edna Mode (The Incredibles) Grace Puetz: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” -Winnie the Pooh Kevin Qi: “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad, and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” -Ernie Harwell Lina Qi: “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” -Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation) Rithik Reddy: “You have enemies. Good. That means you have stood up for something, sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill Kaitlyn Reed: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle Nathan Reed: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” -Mark Twain Carter Rega: “The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Matthew Reich: “No, no Mav, this is not a good idea!” -LTJG Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw (Top Gun) Brian Reid: “No one has ever
drowned in sweat.” -Lou Holtz Emily Reid: “Look. Life is bad. Everyone’s sad. We’re all gonna die, but I already bought this inflatable bouncy castle, so are you gonna take your shoes off or what?” -Jomny Sun (Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too) Annika Renganathan: “If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you have never done.” -Thomas Jefferson Heather Rigg: “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are allowed to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.” -Winston Churchill Mollie Rogan: “Can’t stop, won’t stop groovin’” -Taylor Swift Lauren Roither: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Oliver Rolfe: “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” -Donald Trump Claire Rougeau: “They say good things come to those who wait, so Imma be at least an hour late.” -Kanye West Nina Ruan: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Rene Ruppert: “Do you have a plan?” “I don’t even have a pla.” -Phoebe Buffay (Friends) Anna Samsonov: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -Oscar Wilde Shruthi Sangameswaran: “The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.” -BTS (Butterfly) Drew Sawyer: “We’re here for a good time, not a long time.” -Drake Andrew Schoenfelder: “And when the day arrives, I’ll become the sky, and I’ll become the sea since I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.” -Nine Inch Nails (La Mer) Hannah Schomburg: “I am fast. To give you a reference point, I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose... and a panther.” -Dwight Schrute (The Office) Catherine Schrichte: “It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life.” -Green Day Alyssa Serafin: “The rest is still unwritten.” -Natasha Bedingfield Brendan Shannon: “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.” -Psalm
119:66 Ishan Singh: “Swerve” -Big Sean Shelby Sivik: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean London Smith: “Someday soon, your whole life’s gonna change. You’ll miss the magic of these good old days.” -Macklemore ft. Kesha (Good Old Days) Natalie Snitzer: “Welcome to the real world! It sucks. Your going to love it!” -Monica Geller (Friends) Isabelle Snyder: “I don’t know. I’ve had a very long day. I am very small. And I have no money. So you can imagine the kind of stress that I am under.” -John Mulaney Corryne Sontag: “If God got us, then we gon’ be alright.” -Kendrick Lamar (Alright) Jimmy Spriggs: “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” -Jim Halpert (The Office) Atul Srinivasan: “Genius idiot, best description of myself.” -Ab-Soul Sanath Srinivasan: “I done did the hard work.” -21 Savage Cole Staehling: “Think and Thank.” -Dale Carnegie Olivia Stebner: “Have courage, and be kind.” -Cinderella Spencer Stewart: “You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I’m wearing these bad boys? Forget about it.” -Rex (Napoleon Dynamite) Gavin Stulce: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller Katie Sulzner: “The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.” -Michael Scott (The Office) Shwetha Sundarrajan: “If you’re Native American and you pray to the wolves, you’re a savage. If you’re African and you pray to your ancestors, you’re a primitive. But when white people pray to a guy who turns water into wine, that’s just common sense.” -Trevor Noah Nicole Tang: “An endless signal will someday reach everywhere, even to the other side of the earth.” -BTS (Whalien 52) Clara Tarpey: “Life is a garden. Dig it.” -Joe Dirt Amelia Tepper: “Because sometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been, and remember the person you were meant to be, the person you are.” -One Tree Hill (Mark Schwahn) Brynn Tepper: “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” -Ellen DeGeneres
Jordyn Terry: “It’s only up from here, no downward spiral.” -Rihanna Wiatt Thissen: “Dropping all I got on this one day, I just wanna be somebody someday.” -BROCKHAMPTON Scott Thoelke: “Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.” -Kanye West Delaney Thomas: “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” -Spencer Johnson Justin Toenjes: “If the game was played 1-on-1, I’d be the champion of the world.” -Lavar Ball Becca Treat: “Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.” -Dwight Schrute (The Office) Morgan Trost: “Young, dumb and broke.” -Khalid James Truong: “You feelin’ like you ain’t got a purpose, and you tryna get motivated, but everything you do turns into a mess. Like you ain’t nothing but worthless.” -NF (Wake Up) Christopher Ulrich: “If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost. But the same man can get lost in the sauce.” -Gucci Mane Jacie Unland: “ Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” -Michael Scott Megan Walker: “A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” -Atticus Kathryn Wesolich: “I think sometimes people are really mean to the hot, popular girl.” -Kelly Kapoor (The Office) Abby West: “I have no idea what’s going on, but I am excited!” -Chandler Bing (Friends) Natalie White: “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.” -Mel Brooks Tommy Williams: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz Victoria Wuesthoff: “I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me.” -Dwight Schrute (The Office). Landon Zechman: “Sorry bout it.” -Willam Belli Lauren Zhou: “I’ve got the sauce (flexin’), no ketchup (none), just sauce (saucy), raw sauce. Ah, yo, boom, ah.” -Big Shaq Linsie Zou: “Good is not a thing you are. It’s a thing you do.” -G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel (20142015 #5)
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Seniors will miss special LHS moments Natalia Acosta: Football games. Emily Arciszewski: Seeing friends that I have known since I was young. Stephany Arvizures: My teachers. Blane Besse: Baseball. Mitch Bingaman: Weight lifting with Coach Hicks. Kylie Black: The Bolton lunch bunch. Blake Blechle: ROTC. Hayden Bollinger: Sleeping on the Gifted Office’s couch during study hall. Connor Bond: Getting hype in the student section. Mason Bond: Hanging with the boys. Zoe Brunk: Being able to leave school early for CCE and the great memories I made with my friends at volleyball. Cameron Bugnitz: The atmosphere. Tyler Burnett: Athletic games. Those atmospheres are hard to recreate. Elizabeth Burton: The satisfaction of the extra hour and a half of sleep on late start Mondays. Jessica Busiek: Not having as much homework as I will in college! Jessica Cargill: Friday practices with Mrs. Bolton and work nights with StuPub. Paloma Castillo: Locker, some teachers, not seeing the people I went to kindergarten with. Kristen Clark: The Special Olympics. Erin Coogan: I will miss the cookies from the Cookie Stand. Ellie DeGraw: Playing on the tennis and lacrosse teams. Joseph DeLine: The overall community of Lafayette. Lauren Ferguson: The school dances.
Adam Flannigan: Guitar and friends. Katie Furlong: Friday Night Lights. Calia Gammill: Participating in sports. Will Gerretsen: Performing at our improv shows and meeting new people. Marissa Gianino: The school lunches. Austin Gibson: The teachers and fun times. Sean Glaze: I will miss the relationships that I have created with all of my teachers. David Golder: The Cross Country team. Emma Grant: Getting to see my best friends every day. Hayden Haggerty: My ROTC family. Colton Henning: Having little to no responsibilities. Zylanae Henry: I will miss having funny conversations at the breakfast table with the girls that I hang out with. Jacob Hewlett: Successful procrastination. Nick Hoffman: Student Sections. Uche Ijei: The school musicals! Camden Jaggie: Some of the teachers who made their classes fun. Aaliyah Johnson: The Gifted Office. Bryce Jones: Mr. Eli’s baseball bat. Erin Keiter: Quesadilla Day! Oh, and my cheer family. Jeffrey Ketsenburg: Having the freedom of a senior. Abbas Khan: Mis amigos. Mason Kolb: Weightlifting. Eileen Kosola: Color Guard and Book Cub. Madeline Kraemer: I will miss my time playing volleyball with my friends. Montana Krieger: Escadrille and all the
memories I have made. William Landolt: Probably bugging Ms. Schumacher before, during and after school... everyday... for the past 3 years... and sometimes over breaks. Drew Leslie: Football Games. I’ve been at every home game for 4 years thanks to the Marching Band. Free admission was nice and all, but I lived for the fun of exposing an audience to an experience that was, from what I’ve heard, different. Nathan Lowary: Lacrosse. Madison MacRae: I will miss the atmosphere in the school. Kathryn Madej: Inside jokes with teachers. Annie Maloney: I will miss being around my friends everyday! Jake Malven: Lack of responsibility. Layla Maze: The caring teachers and my friends. Brandt McCartney: Seeing my boys every day. Alec McCrory: My parking spot. Zachary McMillen: Friends. Georgia Miranda: The Cookie Stand Jakob Molskness: The free throws. Erik Murer: My friends and the memories we would always make at school. Shlok Natarajan: Deken’s lectures. Ali Neskar: Going to the library during study halls to get service on my phone. Liam Newman: Hanging around the band room in my free time with my closest friends. Gaelyn Nooner: Wrestling. Ryan Novak: My boys/brothers. Lili Petrowsky: My friends and the
amazing connections I have made with teachers. Jordan Pfitzer: Dancing on the field for football games, homecoming, and prom. Gehrig Prozorowski: Being a Feature Editor for the newspaper. It was stressful, but I’ve grown into my position, and I’ve grown as a leader because of it. Ty Prozorowski: Newspaper because it helped me become more assertive and involved. Kevin Qi: The open-minded staff at LHS. Annika Renganathan: My inner monologue during passing period. Heather Rigg: My marching band friends. Andre Roberts: The sports teams I got to play on throughout my 4 years. Rene Ruppert: Bosco sticks... yum. Anna Samsonov: the wonderful teachers! Andrew Schoenfelder: The theater company and department. You guys rocked. Christian Schweikert: ROTC. Cole Staehling: I will miss being able to go to different sports such as football, hockey, and basketball. Olivia Stebner: My cheer family. Shwetha Sundarrajan: Newspaper work nights. Wiatt Thissen: Passing Periods. Delaney Thomas: Friends I’ve known since Pre-K, my family, my dogand the familiarity of the bubble. Natalie White: The Arts and Engineering wing. Linsie Zou: I will miss Pit Orchestra.
But they won’t miss some others . . . Emma Abernathy: I will definitely not miss having all my friends in different lunch periods. Natalia Acosta: The crowded halls. Mohammed Aydi: Tardies. Luke Bader: The food. Mitch Bingaman: Getting yelled at by Coach Hicks. Kylie Black: Waiting in the parking lot to leave. Blake Blechle: Pointless drama. Rohan Bohra: The English essays. Hayden Bollinger: Lying to my teachers about having the homework later. Connor Bond: Sophomore year. James Bowman: School lunches costing more than a meal at Raising Cane’s. Michael Brown: Asking to go to the bathroom. Cameron Bugnitz: The time schedule. Jessica Busiek: Short breaks. Alec Byous: Waiting in the after school parking lot traffic. Kelly Campbell: People who walk slow in the hall. Kristen Clark: Below zero classrooms. Erin Coogan: Living in Wildwood. Lily Cooper: How small the world feels in high school and how powerless you feel sometimes to change it. Kathryn Craddock: AP Exams. Aland Darwish: Fire drills.
Patricia Denn: The APA. Andrew Duke: Constant supervision. Amanda Dunn: I will not miss Trig. Nicholas Dygert: Where should I start...? Katie Furlong: Assemblies. Calia Gammill: Being in class for seven hours everyday and then being expected to complete upwards of two hours of homework. Zachary George: Last minute cramming at 2 a.m. Will Gerretsen: Having the same routine everyday with no variety. Emma Grant: Constantly starting an awkward conversation with, "I’m so tired.” Kayla Greene: AP Calculus and AP Stat tests on the same day. Megan Greenstein: The entire state of Missouri. Lauren Hance: Being mistaken as a freshman. Christopher Harstick: Sitting in a chair for seven hours a day. Samantha Hegger: Late starts. Clayton Henning: People mispronouncing Lafayette. Zylanae Henry: All of the annoying freshmen screaming and running around like they are 5 years old. Jacob Hewlett: School lunches. Nick Hoffman: Obnoxious people in the
hallways. Zoe Hormell: Running to the car after school ends. Maclaine Hunt: My locker. Uche Ijei: Not sleeping. Camden Jaggie: People not knowing how to stand in a hallway. Natalie Johnson: Definitely won’t miss the gossiping. Alex Keipp: DK for NO snow days. Jackson Kesting: I will not miss hall passes. Why do I need a piece of paper to go get help from another teacher? Why do I need a pass to go to the bathroom? Alexandra LaVanchy: All the fake people. Drew Leslie: Blocked classes. Raylicia Lovelace: How long the school days were. Elizabeth Montgomery: The broken faucets and hand dryers in the bathroom. Liam Newman: Trying to escape the parking lot after school. Jacob Nickerson: 7 periods everyday. Gaelyn Nooner: Cutting weight. Ryan Novak: Pickleball. Sophia Oelsner: The freshmen during passing period and the 30-minute lunches. Gehrig Prozorowski: The 30-minute
drive to golf practice at Links at Dardenne, and AP Chem zero hours. Ty Prozorowski: Swerving around people in the hall because they don’t know which side they are supposed to walk on. Mollie Rogan: The microwave lines at lunch. Lauren Roither: The busy work. Claire Rougeau: Waking up at the crack of dawn. Drew Sawyer: Assemblies. Kendall Sills: The healthy food from the vending machines. London Smith: The freshman that stand in the middle of the hallway. Natalie Snitzer: Zero hour. Jimmy Spriggs: The lunches. Olivia Stebner: The girl’s bathroom - it smells like Grant’s Farm. Clara Tarpey: Zero hours and basically every test in AP Bio. Brynn Tepper: Homework, tests and ACTs. Wiatt Thissen: Morning Traffic. Delaney Thomas: 5:15a.m. swim practices, petty drama and restaurants closing before 9 p.m. on a Friday. Lauren Zhou: Out-of-class essays. Jake Zickrick: Dramatic and fugazi people.
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Grads leave items for the next group of Lancers I, Emma Abernathy, leave the responsibility of creating great Orchestra Homecoming floats to the underclassmen. I, Thomas Antolik, leave my charm and good looks to Cade Fladda I, Emily Arciszewski, leave my very well organized Chemistry notes to my little brother Andrew. I, Stephany Arvizures, leave my locker to my friend Makenzie. I, Mohammed Aydi, leave my empty locker for my little brother Saad. I, Blane Besse, leave making Manne mad to Peter. I, Mitch Bingaman, leave my thoughts and prayers with Ryan Novak on his second time around senior year. I, Kiley Black, leave my sister, Aden Black, to Hannah Wozniak. I, Hayden Bollinger, leave my squat rack to Derion Baker. May it bring you as many gains as it brought me. I, Connor Bond, leave the fortune cookie reading to a student of Dr. Calcaterra’s choosing. I, Jimmy Bowman, leave my Digital Media legacy to Jack Weaver. I, Parker Bray, leave being able to fully send it to my little brother, Carson. I, Mike Brown, leave my good feet to Austin Wegener. I, Zoe Brunk, leave the best coaches and team bonding games to the amazing girls on volleyball. I, Tyler Burnett, leave the Burnett legacy to my younger brother Kyle. I, Beth Burton, leave my constant procrastination and utter laziness to any underclassmen who’s senioritis is beginning to kick in early. I, Alec Byous, will leave my Cookie Stand honors to Carson Bray. I, Kane Carpenter, leave my entire lack of dignity to George Reich. I, Claire Caubre, leave a book to Mac Caubre. I, Noah Chapin, leave my peanut butter M&M’s to Amit Harir. I, Erin Coogan, leave my clout to nobody because I am a legend. I, Lily Cooper, leave my spot on the couch in the Gifted Office to Katie Greenstein, who is an incredibly inspiring person and will go on to do great things. I, Kathryn Craddock, leave my alarm clock to my younger brother Owen, as I’ll no longer be able to yell at him to wake him up. I, Aland Darwish, leave my paper towels to the janitor. I, Joe DeLine, leave my parking spot to my little sister, Kate. I, Dominic DeProspero, leave everything to Cade Fladda. I, Amanda Dunn, leave my seat in orchestra for my little sister Jane.
I, Jordan Evans, leave my attendance to anyone who also sleeps through 10 alarms. I, Lauren Ferguson, leave my title as tennis team captain to Laney Tvrdik. I, Adam Flannigan, will leave the Chinese food to the guitar students. I, Katie Furlong, leave tennis shenanigans to my pals Mia Staehling & Claire Geurkink. I, Cali Gammill, leave all of the useless handouts I have received over the years to my little sister, Cassie. I, Adam Gass, leave my sanity to Morgan Goertz; God knows you already took it. I, Will Gerretsen, leave my references from "The Office" to Jake Dederer. "Oh how the turntables..." I, Sean Glaze, pass on the legacy of the spirit of music and instruments to all musicians. I, Alexis Godefroid, leave my perfect locker location to my soonto-be freshman sister, Katie. I, Emma Grant, leave my remarkable ability to be late every day to my little brother Mitchell. I, Megan Greenstein, leave Mrs. Fields to the incoming freshmen, on the condition that they treat her well (she deserves the world). I, Hayden Haggerty, leave my magnets to my younger sister, Lauren. I, Myiah Hall, leave my crumbled poms to my sister McKenzie. I, Lauren Hance, leave my kids to Rachel Fischer in hopes she will take care of them while I’m away. I, Chris Harstick, leave my Crocs to Dylan Stovall. I, Clayton Henning, give my title as senior male clarinetist to Drake. I, Colton Henning, leave my nice parking spot to Ben Brim. I, Aidan Henry, leave my calc work and PM BBQ hoodie to Alex Henne. I, Maclaine Hunt, leave Mr. Krull’s stories for Jacquelyn Yarbrough. I, Uche Ijei, leave all of my stress and sleepless nights to all future AP students. Carry on. I, Camden Jaggie, leave my experience to my younger brother CJ. I, Aaliyah Johnson, leave a can of hairspray to Nina LaMar, Hannah Molskness and Sanjana Kumar, as well as a lump of coal to Shannon Worley. I, Erin Keiter, leave Ralph, my beautiful Ford Edge, to my little sister, Kelly. I, Jackson Kesting, leave one significant Funion ring to my friend Ricky. I, Abbas Khan, leave my patience and tolerance with Dylan Kutun. I, William Landolt, leave my
notebook to my friend, Ainsley Grace Duggan Philips. I, Raylicia Lovelace, leave my food locker to my younger brother, Rayvon Lovelace I, Kat Madej, leave the responsibility of being the last Madej to my baby brother, John. I, Layla Maze, leave all my precalculus homework to Thomas Macinnes since he never did his. I, Brandt McCartney, leave a coffin for Justin Congiu if he talks to my girl. I, Emily McRae, leave my Escadrille days to my little sister, Lilly. I, Cooper Meckley, leave my novelty blue pen to Sam Vishion. I, Annie Moorkamp, leave my favorite Moorkamp title from Mrs. Lee to my younger brother, Joey. I, Erik Murer, leave my parking space for Collin Carnahan so it can continue to be filled with a Mustang. I, Shlok Natarajan, leave the Speech and Debate team to Rahul S.K. I, Ali Neskar, leave my music on the bus on the way to away matches to Laney Tvrdik and Meg Ferguson. I, Liam Newman, leave the last MP3 of our marching show to the entire Low Reeds section. I, Jacob Nickerson, leave my failed EDD project to Curtis Ahlers. I, Ryan Novak, leave my red QB jersey to Trev. Go get’ em lefty. I, Brie Ohlms, leave my knowledge of getting out of the parking lot at 3:05 to my sister, Brook. I, Reed Parris, leave my constant sarcasm to Maddie Williams. I, Grady Phillips, leave my single prized Good Noodle Star to my sister, Ainsley. I, Ava Pokowski, leave my super amazing track skills to Haley Hudson. I, Gehrig Prozorowski, leave the gum under my locker handle to the lucky freshman who receives it. I didn’t put it there. I covered it with scotch tape, but it’s yours now. I, Ty Prozorowski, leave my awesome parking spot I’ve had for two years in a row, A264, to whoever is lucky enough to snag it. I, Rithik Reddy, leave the reins to Speech and Debate to Hayden and Jonathan I, Carter Rega, leave my position in the Wolf Pack to Rachel Paese. I Brian Reid, leave my athletic abilities to my sister, Brianna Reid. I, Annika Renganathan, leave nothing to no one because I don’t possess anything of value to leave to someone. At least not yet. I, Heather Rigg, leave my procrastination and stress to my
little brother, Davis. I, Mollie Rogan, leave my yoga skills to Rebecca Atteberry. I, Lauren Roither, leave my yellow sports bra to Kennedy Willhite. I, Claire Rougeau, leave my 6-inch heels to Cassidy Klohmann. I, Nina Ruan, leave packs of the Korean Fire Noodle challenge to Karena Wong and Sydney Kim. I, Rene Ruppert, leave my spot on the shelf (my home these past 4 years) to all of the underclassman cheerleaders. Treat the closet with respect. I, Drew Sawyer, leave my love to Max Kreikemeier. I, Andrew Schoenfelder, leave Ms. Schumacher’s couch for my little sister, Sarah. I, Catherine Schrichte, leave all my funny jokes to my favorite junior, Pierce Buffum. Don’t let them die, buddy. I, Christian Schweikert, leave someone to establish an LHS car club. I, Hennen Scott, leave the percussion group chat to Ben Brim. I, Ishan Singh, leave my debate empire to Jonathan Ebenezer. May you never have to write another case again. I, London Smith, leave my crazy superstitious ways to the 2018-19 Varsity Escadrille. I, Isabelle Snyder, leave behind sand. Metaphorically. Because it’s coarse and rough and irritating. Just like high school. I, Atul Srinivasan, leave my tennis racket to Abhi Ganesh. I, Cole Staehling, will leave my spot working in the Cookie Stand for my little sister, Mia. I, Spencer Stewart, leave the cookie stand to Tyler Hagandf I, Laney Thomas, leave the girls swim and dive responsibilities to Cate Behl. I, James Truong, leave my legacy of robotics to Kaon 7951. I, Chris Ulrich, leave my healthy bones to Dylan Kutun. I, Kathryn Wesolich, leave my sass (like she needs anymore) and entire legacy to my little sister, Mandy. I, Natalie White, leave my Student of the Month award, if I had one, to David Choate. I, Tommy Williams, leave my sweaty palms to Tyler Hagan. I, Kate Wilson, leave Student Council President to Amisha Paul. I, Landon Zechman, leave here my great fashion taste for everyone! I, Lauren Zhou, leave behind my grape gum for Pranav Vasishta to enjoy. I, Linsie Zou, leave the chairs in the AP Music Theory room to Kim, Alex, and Zach.
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Class of 2018 Senior Superlatives
Most Talented Meghan Conroy Will Gerretsen
Jordan Pfitzer Domonic DeProspero
Most Likely To Succeed
Most School Spirit
Grady Phillips Megan Greenstein
Cali Gammill Thomas Antolik
Meghan Conroy Alex Adams
Jacie Unland Caleb Barnes
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Class of 2018 Senior Superlatives
Rohan Bohra & Tricia Denn
Meghan Conroy & Will Gerretsen
Claire Rougeau, Jack Lucy & Jacqueline Matthew
Joseph Lu & Megan Greenstein
Alyssa Hahn & Will Gerretsen
Cali Gammill & Thomas Antolik
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Special classmates serve as inspiration for seniors Natalia Acosta: Alyssa Hahn because of all the wonderful work she has done with Lancers Helping Lancers and because of the amazing friend she is. Thomas Antolik: Chris Harstick for being a nice guy. Emily Arciszewski: Landon Zechman because he has been faced with many difficulties but still manages to be proud of who he is, does what makes him happy in life, stays true to himself and genuinely supports those who have made a positive difference in his life. Mohammed Aydi: The closest friend I had, Andy Keithley. He inspired me so much over the many years I knew him and continues to inspire till this day. Madison Balice: Morgan Balice because she hasn’t stopped working to maintain her GPA and grades since the first day of school. Morgan Balice: I find Madison Balice to be most inspiring for her hard work and dedication to work, school and everything that she does. She gives everything her all which inspires me to do the same. Mitch Bingaman: Scott as he struggled with his back. Kylie Black: My family. Alicja Blaszczyk: Uche Ijei because she can always cheer you up, and she is such a positive and kind person to everyone she meets! Blake Blechle: Hayden Bollinger. Do I need to explain? Rohan Bohra: Will Gerretson, the most consistent, funniest, kindest guy I’ve ever met. Hayden Bollinger: Lawrence Strawbridge and Andy Keithley because they inspired me to make every day count. Connor Bond: Matt Dunbar because although he was in class 50 percent of the time, he got a better grade than me. Mason Bond: Myself. I am in fact the best person that I know. James Bowman: Edward Vakula. He can solve a Rubik’s cube like no other. Michael Brown: Josh Altermatt for always keeping his head up after he tore his ACL. Zoe Brunk: Ala Blaszczyk because she didn’t let cancer get in her way. Tyler Burnett: Christopher DiCarlo because he joined the National Guard and will be giving up his time and risking his life for America’s freedom and safety. Alec Byous: Ryan Novak. All the things he has overcome the past 2-3 years and where he is now are
something nobody can nor ever will match. Kelly Campbell: Alyssa Hahn. She’s incredibly kind and friendly with everyone, student or staff. Not only does she have the personality, but she keeps up good grades in difficult classes. Kane Carpenter: Rohan Bohra. The joy and positivity that he would bring to school everyday inspires me just to face the day with a smile. He is the most genuine person in our class. Claire Caubre: Liam Newman. He always has a good attitude and a smile on his face. Kristen Clark: Meghan Conroy. She finds the best in everybody and always has a smile on her face. Nina Clark: Anna Samsanov is incredibly passionate and empathetic. Erin Coogan: Ala Blaszczyk because she overcame cancer and is just an amazing person. Lily Cooper: Isabelle Snyder. Not only is she hilarious and talented, but she is deeply kind. She’s been through so much and yet she has a heart of solid gold. Kathryn Craddock: This question is really tough. I can’t isolate just one class member. Lafayette contains so many individuals that aren’t just good students but are good people. Dominic DeProspero: Josh Altermatt. After tearing his ACL, he worked really hard and came back from his injury very quickly. Andrew Duke: Nassim Oufattole. His enthusiasm and drive are aweinspiring. Amanda Dunn: Kristy Armstrong because she is always positive. Jordan Evans: Claire Rougeau. She manages to get through the school day despite her phobia of obnoxious gum chewers. Adam Flannigan: My best friends and guitar classmates because they always push me my hardest and are always there for me when I need it. Calia Gammill: Myself because if you don’t inspire yourself, how can you be successful? Adam Gass: Rohan Bohra because he was Homecoming King, which means literally anything is possible. You’re seriously the bomb though, and one day I hope to be as smart, charming, athletic, suave, funny, humble and good looking as you. Zachary George: Chris DiCarlo. He is always optimistic and putting a positive spin on any situation. Will Gerretsen: Cameron Carpenter is always smiling and friendly to
anyone he meets. Sean Glaze: Jake Malven. Dude is a grinder both on the field and in the classroom. Alexis Godefroid: Alyssa Hahn because she has done so much for Lancers Helping Lancers and it really would not be what it is today without her. Megan Greenstein: Lily Cooper and Rohan Bohra were both so motivational, and they always give me the best advice Hayden Haggerty: Nico Schweikert because it’s not his first rodeo. Myiah Hall: Katlyn Lumpkins who has been by my side since freshman year. Can’t find ‘em like that in high school. Lauren Hance: Ala Blaszczyk because she fought something deadly and didn’t let it win. Allie Harrell: Clara Tarpey because she has a never-give-up mentality that everyone could learn from! Lydia Harris: Ala Blaszczyk. She overcame so much throughout these last few years and has done it without hesitation. Christopher Harstick: Josh Altermatt. After tearing his ACL and losing his senior season, he continued to support the team and never put his head down. Samantha Hegger: London Smith because she is always positive with a smile on her face. Clayton Henning: Colin Mohlman. He is always genuine and honest. Yes, he is weird, but he is still who he is and shows that off. I have great respect for him and often strive to be that genuine. Aidan Henry: Jakob Molskness. He balanced a heavy workload of academics with being a great friend to those around him and creating meaningful connections, as well as participating in numerous extracurriculars and participating in student government. Zylanae Henry: Bri Jones because she went through a lot of struggles and ended up graduating early. Nick Hoffman: Josh Altermatt because he fought through his torn ACL. Zoe Hormell: Cali Gammill because she’s never afraid to be herself and she strives to accomplish all of her goals. Maclaine Hunt: Jake Malven. He’s an absolute unit. Uche Ijei: Jordyn Terry because she inspired me that laughing through your pain is always better than crying through it. Camden Jaggie: Josh Altermatt. He
overcame a serious injury to better himself as a person. Aaliyah Johnson: My twin sister Rashelle Johnson because she has had to deal with many challenges throughout the past four years, yet she has persevered through it all and came out stronger. Elizabeth Johnson: I found Kate Wilson to be the most inspiring because she is an all around great, genuine person. She also doesn’t care what other people think about her, so she will do what makes her happy regardless of who is around her. Bryce Jones: Morgan Lawton. Her hard work and dedication to learn has inspired me to continue trying, even against all odds. Caroline Karsten: Ala Blaszczyk. She always has a smile on her face and cheers people up wherever she goes. She continues to push herself to be the best person she can be even after all she’s been through. Katherine Karsten: Ala Blaszczyk because she has gone through so much and still manages to accomplish anything she puts her mind to it and keeps a bright smile on her face. Erin Keiter: René Ruppert because she never lets me fall, literally! Emma Grant. She had donuts the first day we met. More importantly, she’s been my best friend, my sister and my guide through the past 12 years. I’m beyond grateful to know she is always a phone call or a tensecond “slight jog” away! Jackson Kesting: Hennen Scott. He’s the most reliable person I know. If he says he’s going to do something, he will. Abbas Khan: Jakob Molskness. Name someone more accomplished. Braden King: Abbas Khan because he is so smart and balances school work with so many clubs and being VP of our class while being social and playing sports. William Landolt: Myself, not trying to be arrogant, but because I came to this high school with not very many friends and now know everyone. I came here not very strong in my faith and I leave stronger than I have ever been in my faith. I came here serving myself and I leave to go serve my country.
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Special senior inspirations cont . . . Josephine Lang: I find Katyln Lumpkins to be the most inspiring because she is there for everyone. She really cares about her peers. Drew Leslie: Ala Blaszczyk. To be diagnosed with an illness like cancer and still be such a model student and amazing person is truly extraordinary. Raylicia Lovelace: Megan Greenstein because she always put her school work before anything else. She’s so persistent and very smart. Nathan Lowary: Abbas Khan. Overall great guy. Joseph Lu: Ala Blaszczyk because she not only overcame cancer but always has a smile on her face in school. Kathryn Madej: Landon Zechman. He went through a lot all four years and is still the happiest, strongest and most independent person I know. Annie Maloney: Meghan Conroy because she always has a fun and energetic personality. She says hi to everyone in the hallways and was involved in everything from sports to the musical. Jacqueline Matthew: Meghan Conroy. She’s always doing life with the biggest smile on her face and brings smiles to others at the same time. Layla Maze: All of my friends. They have been there for me through tough times and always cheer me up. Zachary McMillen: Rohan Bohra because he is the best. Cooper Meckley: Shlok Natarajan. Jakob Molskness: Andrew Richardson. I’m always looking up to him Olivia Montgomery: London Smith because she’s always smiling. Annie Moorkamp: Everyone that got a 36 on the ACT. You’re all awesome. Erik Murer: Layla Maze inspired me to get good grades and improve my study habits. Shlok Natarajan: Andrew Richardson: I’m always looking up to him. Ali Neskar: Kate Wilson because of her hard work. Liam Newman: Will Gerretson because he survived a whole year of people thinking that he was Willy G. Jacob Nickerson: Jakob Molskness. That man can literally do anything. Ryan Novak: Mitch always
encouraged me to do one more. Brie Ohlms: Ala Blaszczyk. She overcame a huge challenge and manages to excel in her studies and as a person. Her personality is astounding, and she is a true inspiration. Reed Parris: Andy Keithley, for inspiring me to be the best person I can and live my life to the fullest. Jordan Pfitzer: London Smith. This girl always worked so hard for everything she ever achieved. She is the nicest person and the most caring girl you could ever meet. She worked hard in school and in dance. I never saw her without a smile on her face. Grady Phillips: My boy Max Nickerson because he’s literally good at everything, and I want to be just like him. Cierra Presson: Rohan Bohra. His puns and self-deprecating humor kept me going. Gehrig Prozorowski: Nicole Tang because no matter how hard she tried, without fail, she would mess up every Chem lab or spill something. It’s truly a gift. Get better sleep in college Nicole! Ty Prozorowski: Gehrig Prozorowski. Sibling rivalry. Kevin Qi: Nassim Oufattole for his boundless curiosity, tenacious dedication and simply being a marvelous classmate. Brian Reid: Ryan Novak. Who’s not inspired by a quarterback? Emily Reid: Andy Keithley and Lawrence Strawbridge because they inspired our entire class to be better people and to make a change in the world. Annika Renganathan: Ala Blaszczyk. She is still incredibly happy when she has reasons not to be. I wish to have that resilience one day. Heather Rigg: Drew Leslie inspires me because he’s a natural leader, and he makes others feel a lot of loyalty towards him without even trying. Claire Rougeau: Kate Wilson. I’ve never met anyone who can keep such a positive attitude no matter what or how much is stressing them out. Nina Ruan: Ala Blaszczyk because even though she had cancer, she always had an unwavering spirit where she didn’t give up on her grades or her other passions. Rene Ruppert: Katie Sulzner, who
went through two hip surgeries and received the Presidential Scholarship at Missouri State University despite her pain. She’s truly inspiring. Anna Samsonov: Lily Cooper. She has gone through so much, yet is still able to be strong and full of love and hope. She’s going to go on to do amazing things. Shruthi Sangameswaran: Ala Blaszczyk. She’s gone through some really tough times, and despite that, she has continually worked hard. Drew Sawyer: Scott Thoelke inspired me through his dedication in AP Stat and AP HUG. Andrew Schoenfelder: William Gerretson. I’ve been friends with him since middle school, he’s such a cool dude and being in classes and working with him has been a joy. Catherine Schrichte: Steve Fuller because I aspire to have hair as pretty as his. Christian Schweikert: Every one of my friends in the senior class making it through the very first part of life. Life has just began my friends. Let’s make something happen. Isabelle Snyder: Alyssa Hahn. She is one of the best people I know: kind, caring, relatable, funny, smart, responsible, true to herself and a true pal. Corryne Sontag: London Smith because she is always positive and happy. Jimmy Spriggs: Aidan Henry inspires me everyday in all ways imaginable. Atul Srinivasan: Ala Blaszczyk because she battled through cancer yet was still able to excel in her classes. Cole Staehling: I found Philip Tannfelt to be the most inspiring to me since he is a very bright kid and always has a positive attitude. Olivia Stebner: Katie Sulzner because she went through two hip surgeries in a matter of two months. She keeps up with her school work, manages to get amazing grades and always walks around with a smile on her face. In addition, she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Missouri State University despite all of her set backs. Katie is someone I look up to everyday. Gavin Stulce: Spencer Stewart because he worked harder than anyone else to make sure he took
my spot on the starting lineup sophomore year while I slacked. Shwetha Sundarrajan: Rohan Bohra. He was the last person I’d expect to be crowned Homecoming King. Clara Tarpey: Allie Harrell. Even after being concussed after her horse fell and she slammed her head on the ground, she still managed to make it through AP Bio. Wiatt Thissen: Ryan Novak. His ability to persevere and succeed through adversity is something that can be admired. Delaney Thomas: Andy Keithley and Lawrence Strawbridge. Though we lost them both way too early, they inspire me to be the best I can be everyday and to live my life to the very fullest because no one knows how long they have left. James Truong: Myself. I see the sense of pride and yearn to sate my thirst of ambition. I see the mistakes and failures that help me to grow as a person. I see the pain that consumes me and I have people that will support me through my journey. Christopher Ulrich: Abbas Khan. He never let being five-foot-six stop him from achieving his dreams. Jacie Unland: Meghan Conroy because of her optimistic outlook on everything and her amazing abilities. Edward Vakula: Rohan Bohra because I’ll never be able to live up to his puns. Natalie White: Ala Blaszczyk for never losing herself through these past four years, even though the trials she faced were unbelievably tough to surmount. Tommy Williams: Scott Thoelke, for not giving up on his love life even though he’s very ugly. Cameron Wolk: Phil Tannfelt. Smartest kid alive. Landon Zechman: Kat Madej. She encourages me to always do my best and try my hardest! Lauren Zhou: Ala Blaszczyk. Need I say more? Jake Zickrick: Andy Keithley. No matter what was going on, the kid always had a smile on his face, regardless of what kind of mood he was in. I envy that. Linsie Zou: Shruti Natarajan because of her fascination with learning new things.
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Oh, the places the Class of 2018 will go Air Force William Landolt
Hope College Cameron Carpenter
Katie Sulzner Justin Toenjes
Arizona State Mitchell Bingaman
Indiana State University Eleanor Christie
Arkansas State University Alec Byous Jill Wipke
Indiana University Rachel Crohn Elizabeth Johnson Annika Renganathan Rene Ruppert Brynn Tepper
Missouri University of Science & Technology Jordan Christian Andrew Duke Austin Gibson Grant Janicki Cooper Meckley Heather Rigg Hennen Scott James Truong
Ball State University Shwetha Sundarrajan Baylor University Connor Bond Mason Bond Calia Gammill Abbas Khan Victoria Wuesthoff Belmont University Allison Harrell
Iowa State University Lauren Hance Juniata College Elizabeth Montgomery Lindenwood University Daja Money Thomas Williams
Boston College Delaney Thomas
Lindenwood University Belleville Andre Roberts
Brigham Young UniversityIdaho Raylicia Lovelace
Lindenwood University - St. Charles Anthony Michaels
Chatham University Kaitlyn Reed
Loyola University - Chicago William Gerretsen
DePauw University Paige Sanfelippo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nassim Oufattole
Duke University Lily Cooper Elmhurst College Braden King Emerson College Kiley Black Emory University Kevin Qi Fontbonne University Kane Carpenter Fort Lewis College Mitchell Hinkle High Point University Rolfe Rolfe Hofstra University Rashelle Johnson
Miami University - Oxford OH Emily Alvarez Noah Chapin Alyssa Serafin Missouri Baptist University Sean Glaze Missouri State University Michelle Beukelman Rachel Brodsky Jessica Cargill Charlotte Coleman-Reid Erin Coogan Megan Cox Alyssa Davin Jeffrey Ketsenburg Kathryn Madej Reed Parris Daniel Peipert Kendall Sills
Monmouth College Jackson Van Iwaarden Murray State University Arielle Admonius Liam Newman Clara Tarpey Christopher Ulrich Navy Connor Church Northeastern University Aaliyah Johnson Ohio University Thomas Antolik Purdue University Rohan Bohrah Christopher Harstick Aiden Henry Annie Maloney Jacob Malven Nathan Reed Ranken Technical College Joseph DeLine Alexander Keipp
Savannah College of Art and Design Adam Gass Emily Reid Southeast Missouri State University Emma Abernathy Kathryn Furlong Lily Glazer Emma Harris Samantha Hegger Georgia Miranda Corryne Sontag Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Jacqueline Boyd Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Lydia Harris Southwest Baptist University Tyler Burnett St. Louis Community College Blake Blechle Cameron Bugnitz Alexa Campbell Zylanae Henry Hailee Holt Nicholas Koester Mason Kolb Josephine Lang Madison MacRae Andrew Schoenfelder Kerstyn White Ryan Zaharias Jake Zickrick
Rockhurst University Rose Kickham Olivia Stebner
St. Louis Police Academy Zachary George
Saint Louis University Emily Arciszewski Samuel Bounds Kelly Campbell Aland Darwish Hayden Haggerty Cierra Presson Sanath Srinivasan
State Technical College of Missouri Christian Schweikert
San Diego State University Katherine Wuesthoff
Syracuse University Molly Gilbride Texas A&M University Luke Bader
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Where ever you go, there you are Texas Christian University Rhiannon Moore The Ohio State University Kristen Clark Scott Thoelke Truman State University Claire Caubre Dominic DeProspero Steven Fuller Alexis Godefroid Ryan Novak United States Air Force Academy Grady Phillips United States Military Academy - West Point Hayden Bollinger University of Alabama Grace Puetz University of Arizona Brie Ohlms Jordan Pfitzer Natalie Snitzer University of Arkansas Emily Brisotti Chloe Hutchison Hanna Kate Hartshorn Alexandra LaVanchy Emily McRae Natalie Morlock University of Central Florida Kathryn Wesolich University of Central Missouri Madeline Kraemer University of Colorado Boulder Autumn Greenlee University of Georgia Morgan Balice Anna Samsonov
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Edward Vakula University of Iowa Meghan Conroy University of Kansas Natalia Acosta Katherine Buren Shea Eckert Lauren Ferguson Colton Henning Megan Kiser Jacqueline Matthew Jacob Nickerson Franceska Petrosino Emma Upbin Willem Wiatt University of Kentucky Jaclyn Deters Sydney Linsenbardt Lori Lohmann Annie Moorkamp Lili Petrowsky Ava Pokoski University of Michigan Elissa DeGraw University of Minnesota Nicholas Hoffman University of Mississippi Jordyn Cosman Mary Green Shelby Sivik London Smith Charles Stout Rebecca Treat Megan Trost Jacie Unland University of Missouri Josh Altermatt Madison Balice James Bowman Parker Bray Michael Brown Kathryn Craddock Melinda Cummings Emma Grant
Zoe Hormell Maclaine Hunt Bryce Jones Catarina Kalamboukas Jacob Krieger Nathan Lowary Jack Lucy Alec McCrory Olivia Montgomery Zachary Naert Carter Rega Mollie Rogan Claire Rougeau Andrew Sawyer Jimmy Spriggs Cole Staehling Gavin Stulce Drake Waidmann Ashley Wier Kate Wilson Cameron Wolk
University of Southern California - Los Angeles Nicole Tang
University of Missouri - Columbia Victoria Crismon Neely Bly Zoe Brunk Marissa Gianino Alyssa Hahn Clayton Henning Victor Higginbotham Brandon Lynch-Morris Elicia Malak Marlo May Lauren Roither Brendan Shannon Erin Keiter
Westminster College Erik Murer
University of Missouri - Kansas City Joseph Andrew Jessica Chen Myiah Hall Allyson Howard University of Nebraska Spencer Stewart University of Phoenix Jakob Molskness
University of Tennessee Montana Krieger Megan Walker University of Tulsa Christoper Harwood University of Virginia Alicja Blaszczyk Washington University Natalie Johnson Zachary McMillen Western Carolina University Merry Gebel
Xavier University of Louisiana Ijei Uchechukwu Work Mohammed Aydi Landon Zechman Undecided Mckenna Blackwell Adam Flannigan Paloma Castillo Layla Maze Gaelyn Nooner Prathishtha Pitchyaiah Gehrig Prozorowski Matthew Reich Amelia Tepper *Post graduate plans from information seniors selfreported to Guidance Office by May 1.
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Seniors have some words of advice for future classes Emma Abernathy: Good things take time. That is a great motto to the present and future underclassmen of Lafayette. Natalia Acosta: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Thomas Antolik: Do your homework kids. Emily Arciszewski: Participate in school activities. It might seem lame, but those are the memories you will look back on when you think of high school. Stephany Arvizures: Enjoy high school because college is completely different and more challenging. Mohammed Aydi: Be yourself and surround yourself with people who have similar aspirations as yourself. Sarah Aydi: Friends aren’t forever. Luke Bader: Quit vaping in the bathrooms. Madison Balice: Not everything is as bad in the long run. We tend to think things are worse than they are. Don’t stress the small stuff. Mitch Bingaman: Participate in Homecoming Week, and start sports recruiting early (sophomore year). Kylie Black: Sleep. If the choice is between studying and sleep, choose sleep. McKenna Blackwell: Being childish isn’t cute. Alicja Blaszczyk: Don’t worry about what others think of you or about being liked. Just do your own thing, and you will attract true friends. Rohan Bohra: Homework is optional, A’s are not. Choose wisely. Hayden Bollinger: Don’t stress high school, it’s not that serious. Mason Bond: Take easy classes your senior year. James Bowman: The school clock is either on time or five minutes off on any given day. Jacqueline Boyd: Get your credits out of the way early so you can take blow off classes during senior year. Parker Bray: Have fun, and enjoy the little things because it will be over before you know it. Michael Brown: Make senior year easy. Zoe Brunk: Take CCE! Tyler Burnett: Be as prepared for the future as possible, and set
yourself up for success. Take those college level classes, study hard to maintain a good GPA and, if you’re schedule allows it, get a parttime job to learn how businesses operate and so you can begin to build your resume. Jessica Busiek: Enjoy it while it lasts, even if you hate it. You will miss it! Alec Byous: Work hard, and focus on your grades early because that’s your foundation. Also, be involved in the LHS community. Alexa Campbell: High school is not everything. Kelly Campbell: It’s only four years, y’all can do it. Jessica Cargill: Don’t get upset about the little things, not everything is going to go your way. Claire Caubre: Respect your teachers. They work hard and want you to succeed. Connor Church: Don’t go crazy. Kristen Clark: Go to all the dances, even though people say they’re lame. They’re not. Erin Coogan: If you have a job, take CCE as a senior. It is a life saver being able to leave early. Jordyn Cosman: High school goes by really fast. Enjoy every moment. Megan Cox: Run to your car after school, avoid parking lot traffic at all costs, parents think they should have the right of way and go first and then the sophomores who just got their license don’t know how the parking lot works. It’s terrible. Kathryn Craddock: Work hard in high school, but also have fun. Get involved. Rachel Crohn: Please, do not crowd the hallways to the point where no one can pass through, thanks! Ellie DeGraw: Cadet for Trott. Joseph DeLine: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Dominic DeProspero: Enjoy it while it lasts. Andrew Duke: Work hard, and everything else will take care of itself. Amanda Dunn: Always have one activity or class that makes getting through the day a little easier. Kelli Ellis: Walk on the right side
of the hallway. Jordan Evans: Don’t blink. It’ll be over before you know it. Lauren Ferguson: Get involved in a lot of clubs. Katie Furlong: Take Flex! Calia Gammill: The friends you have when you enter high school will probably not last to the end. Be open to meeting new people and trying new things. Adam Gass: Don’t do things that would make you cringe if you saw other people doing them, otherwise you’ll cringe at yourself later. Will Gerretsen: Get involved in as many activities as possible. You never know where you might meet new great friends or find a new passion. Sean Glaze: Do what makes you feel good and what you know is right, no matter who’s laughing. You’re stronger than them. Alexis Godefroid: It is never too late to bring up a bad grade. Emma Grant: Visit lancerfeed. press more often! Your classmates work hard to make a Lafayette news site just for students, and they have some great content. Kayla Greene: Take advantage of all the opportunities and hard classes here, but don’t forget you still have a life outside of school. Megan Greenstein: Life’s more fun with friends. Blow off your homework once in a while, and live a bit before high school’s over. Kendra Hackman: Do what you can, while you can. Tt goes fast. Hayden Haggerty: Not everything you read on a Snapple cap is true. Myiah Hall: “Hit it and stride” from yours truly, SheadLee Christopher Harstick: Be as involved as you can, and enjoy every moment because before you know it, it’s over. Samantha Hegger: Don’t complain or give up because it only gets harder. Clayton Henning: Have fun, and try not to stress a lot. Colton Henning: Don’t get senioritis. Aidan Henry: The best thing you can do in high school is balancing your challenging courses with creating meaningful relationships and experiences through friends, hobbies and/or romantic relationships.
Zylanae Henry: Don’t be all about your friendships and worry about all the plans that you have with your friends because at the end of the day, you’re the only one that is going to be able to cross that stage. Nobody else. Nick Hoffman: Go to all sporting events, and be in as many clubs as possible. Hailee Holt: Join clubs! I regret not being a part of more things. Allyson Howard: No matter how hard it gets, never give up. Maclaine Hunt: Learn how to stand in a lunch line. Chloe Hutchison: The moment you walk through those doors on the first day count! Uche Ijei: A man without sauce is lost, but the same man can get lost in the sauce. Stay focused. Rashelle Johnson: Focus on being the best person you can be. Don’t let anyone or anything distract you from that goal. Aaliyah Johnson: It’s okay to relax. School isn’t everything. Natalie Johnson: Make friends with your teachers, and try to have good relationships with them. Bryce Jones: Everyone wants to help you. You just have to let them. Caroline Karsten: Take all the classes that interest you. Branch out of your comfort zone. Erin Keiter: Get out of your comfort zone! You’re at school to learn, so why not make it fun and interesting! Jackson Kesting: Get to know your teachers. They are people, too. Braden King: Cherish your time here. It flies by. Nick Koester: Do you homework, and try hard. Madeline Kraemer: Take as many pictures and videos as you can to capture the best parts. Montana Krieger: Make everything you do count. William Landolt: Don’t think that you have to be the smartest, strongest, most outgoing, most creative person. Just be the best you that you can be.
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Words of advice for future classes cont . . . Josephine Lang: Always try. Never give up. You will eventually get to your point B. Alexandra LaVanchy: You’re not the coolest person just because you’re in high school. Drew Leslie: Take PFW over the summer! Sydney Linsenbardt: The world stops for a senior. Raylicia Lovelace: Don’t mess around freshman year. It counts as much as any other year. Joseph Lu: Work hard through the semester, so you can bomb your semester final and keep a B or A. Kathryn Madej: Study while you can because beauty fades, but dumb is forever. Annie Maloney: Soak everything up. It goes by faster than you think! Brandt McCartney: Bring leftover dinners for lunch the next day. Alec McCrory: Get good grades. Rhiannon Moore: Go to all the football and basketball games, attend every dance, participate in dress-up week and enjoy the time you have left. Annie Moorkamp: Cherish your time here. It’ll be over before you know it. Erik Murer: Take Finite with Krull. Ali Neskar: Join everything you can. Also, be nice to everyone. Liam Newman: If you douse the burgers in hot sauce, they almost are bearable. Jacob Nickerson: Don’t screw up junior year. Ryan Novak: Be nice to the teachers and you can play basketball a lot. Sophia Oelsner: Try to avoid procrastinating, and get
involved. Brie Ohlms: It’s worth running to your car at 3:05 p.m. Reed Parris: Try everything. You’ll find something you like to do. Lili Petrowsky: Grades are important, but so is enjoying this time with your friends and family. Jordan Pfitzer: Girls, don’t let a boy be the reason you have to go to summer school. Gehrig Prozorowski: Four years go by fast. Make the most of them: join a club you’re nervous about joining, make new friends, study hard, but enjoy it. Ty Prozorowski: Don’t wait to read 200+ pages of Pride and Prejudice until the night before the book is due. You’ll fall asleep reading at 11 p.m. and wake up at 3 a.m. with 100 pages to go. Kevin Qi: Participate in a team activity before you leave school. Lina Qi: Don’t be afraid to try new passions, take each chance as a opportunity to grow and make things happen! Rithik Reddy: Engage with your teachers. They have so much more than simple class material that they can teach you. Kaitlyn Reed: Do not wait until senior year to take AP Bio. Emily Reid: Join clubs, and get involved in things you are passionate about. It makes school a lot more enjoyable. Annika Renganathan: Don’t be apathetic. It is the worst thing to be when you’re a teenager. Heather Rigg: Worrying about how much other people like you makes them like you less. Andre Roberts: Enjoy every little thing you can because when it’s over...it’s over.
Yarbrough You have filled our lives with joy and laughter. We could not be more proud of you! We love you! Mom, Dad, Jacquelyn and Juliet
Mollie Rogan: Get to know your teachers, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. They are there to help you! Nina Ruan: Don’t procrastinate. Rene Ruppert: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Enjoy these four years of your life. Anna Samsonov: There is so much more to life than what you experience in high school. Take this time seriously, but don’t forget to live your life to the fullest. Drew Sawyer: Do what you want, and make the most of each day. Andrew Schoenfelder: Choose your friends wisely. Catherine Schrichte: Never stop walking in the hall during passing. Everyone will hate you. Christian Schweikert: What you do in high school is what you’ll remember the rest of your life, but it’s not the end of your life. Hennen Scott: Don’t let things get to you. Kendall Sills: Try not to stress too much. Everything will turn out the way it’s supposed to. Natalie Snitzer: Always read for Willard’s and Choate’s reading quizzes. Isabelle Snyder: Surround yourself with people that you like and who will support you because you will undoubtedly need those people to help you through the absolute mess that is high school. Corryne Sontag: Don’t give up, and don’t get behind. Jimmy Spriggs: Pack a lunch. Atul Srinivasan: Study hard, but make time for yourself as well. Cole Staehling: Your four years
at Lafayette will fly by, so make each day the best it can be. Spencer Stewart: Take all the study halls you can. Gavin Stulce: Involve yourself in as many activities as you can. Shwetha Sundarrajan: Don’t be dumb and vape in the bathrooms. Some people are actually trying to pee, not lose brain cells. Nicole Tang: Sleep. Seriously, you really need it. Clara Tarpey: Take Senior Option. Amelia Tepper: Spend more time with friends and family and less time stressing over school. Wiatt Thissen: Don’t be the person who walks slow in the halls. James Truong: Don’t worry about the future. Let the universe take its course. Christopher Ulrich: Involve yourself in as many extra curricular activities as possible. Edward Vakula: Don’t give a heck about what anyone says, and be yourself #alwaysacuber Natalie White: There will be a time in all of your lives when you must answer the question: ‘Will I stand up for others, or will I keep my head down?’ Never keep your head down. Ryan Zaharias: It doesn’t last, it will go by quick. Make it count. Landon Zechman: Do your work, listen, and respect everyone for who they are. Lauren Zhou: Decorate your friends’ lockers on their birthdays-- it’s a way to show your love! Jake Zickrick: Don’t slack. Linsie Zou: Remember to sometimes take a step back and breathe.
In This Issue
Information for the Senior Edition was collected from seniors who responded to requests for participation via school email. Requests were also made via social media, posters in the hall and school announcements! This edition is also available online at lancerfeed.press
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From baseball to volleyball, and little sister to big sister, you will always be our GIRL! You fill our life with love and laughter on the daily and we cannot wait to see what you do next! We wish you the very best at the University of Arkansas. Congratulations! We love you! Dad, Robyn, Nick, Jake and Brody
From the day you were born, you brought so much joy. We are so proud of you for your tremendous effort in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. You have grown into an amazing young woman. There is nothing you canâ€™t accomplish in the future. Good luck! Love, Mom and Dad
Alexandria Lockos Congratulations on
your graduation Alex! We know you worked hard to reach this milestone, and we are so proud of you! We love you - Mom and Olivia
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21 Brendan Patrick Shannon We are proud of you and excited for you. Follow your dreams, imagine your future. Explore new opportunities, take chances. Believe in yourself and trust your instincts. Donâ€™t sweat the small stuff or carry more than you need. Remember those that love you and your way home. Make it count. We love you, Mom and Dad
for being such a passionate and determined student. With love, Mom & Dad
Gavin Stulce Time has flown by way too fast! What an incredible joy you have been in our lives. Thank you for being such a great person. We are so proud of you and so blessed to have you as our own. We love you Gavin.
The road to graduation has not been easy, but you made it! We are so proud of you! We wish you happiness in your journey ahead. Remember to always dream big and work hard. You can do anything you set your mind to. The future is yours. Love, Aunt Liz and Matthew
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Congratulations on a fabulous high school career! It has been wonderful watching you grow into the beautiful woman you have become. We are so proud of all you have accomplished over these past four years. A whole new world of possibilities awaits you at Missouri State University and we know you have a bright future ahead. We love you very much. Mom and Dad
Megan GREENSTEIN “It is you, the young and fearless at heart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.” — President Obama We can’t wait to see what you do in life! Love you, Mom, Dad, Katie and Vanilla
Wyatt Kurtz Congratulations Wyatt! We're so proud of the kind, handsome, fun, talented and intelligent young man that you are. How exciting it will be to see all that your future holds! Much love from your Mom, Dad, Sister and Brothers.
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Elizabeth Montgomery Beth, Always face your challenges with confidence. Choose your battles wisely. Be adventurous. Help others along the way. Listen to your heart. Take risks carefully. Know that we are proud of you. Know that we will always love you. Mom and Dad
23 Your beautiful smile and positive attitude are a constant reminder of how blessed our family is. So proud of you! Love, Dad, Mom, Chad, Ryan, Drew, Dani and Gibson
Congratulations Ellie! We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments. You are a beautiful young woman, stay true to yourself. GO BLUE! Love Mom, Dad, Marlow & Lange
Ellie DeGraw You started out as this quiet little baby who loved napping on our chests, long hugs, cuddle time, and having your hair stroked during long baths. You quickly grew (and grew) into a beautiful, hard-working, smart, independent young woman that made choices beyond her years. You set such lofty goals and have achieved so much. We canâ€™t wait to see what you will become, and we are so incredibly proud of you and your accomplishments!
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Raylicia Lovelace “You have to leave the city of your comfort (STL) and go into the wilderness of your intuition (Idaho). You can’t get there by bus (but you can by plane), only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. – Alan Alda So proud of you Raylicia—go get’ em . . . Love, Mel, Egan, Megan and Katie
Jillian Velicer We are so proud of you and excited for your future! Love, Mom, Dad, Jake and Michael
We are so proud of the kind and hardworking young man you are. We love you so much. Love, Dad, Mom and Mark
Congratulations Colin! We remember all of your “firsts”: first step, first word, first day of school, first game, first concert . . .This year we’ve enjoyed so many “lasts” as you end your high school career. We are incredibly proud of all your achievements from the first, through the middle and the last. We are so excited for you as you embark on new “firsts” as you go on to college at Iowa State University. We love you!! Mom, Dad, Maddi and Cassie
Congratulations to our favorite hockey player! Go Matt! “G and P”