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Karhyn Alcantara

Southeast Valley Graduation Commencement: May 20, 2018 2:00 p.m. Southeast Valley High School Gym Gowrie, Iowa Class Colors: Black, Teal and Silver

PARENTS: Sara Chelleen - Loehr and Xavier Alcantara ACTIVITIES: Jaguar Leadership WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Getting my Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Working, and Traveling. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In ten years I see myself living in Arizona with my family and working as a juvenile court officer. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: College is free while you’re in high school. Take as many college classes as you can.

Kyle Baird PARENTS: Lisa and Ozzie Baird ACTIVITIES: Track & Field, Cross-Country, Choir, Large-Group, Speech, Men’s Choir, Band, Jazz Band, Fall Musical, Spring Play, Tri-M, and Chess Club. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to go to Iowa Central, then transfer to UNI. I ‘m planning on getting my Master’s Degree, but I might settle for a Bachelor’s. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself teaching history, owning my own home, and completely independent. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Try everything in high school. If you don’t like it, don’t do it. But you’ll never know if you don’t try.

Zachary Ball PARENTS: Bill and Linda Ball

Class Flower: Sivler-tipped Red Rose

Class Motto: “What feels like the end is often the beginning.

Tessa Berg PARENTS: Randall & Karla Berg ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society - Vice President, FFA - President, 4-H - President, Cross Country, Track, Art, Math and Science Club, Spanish Club WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Go to DMACC for two years and then transfer to ISU to finish their pre veterinary medicine program. After that, I hope to be accepted into a veterinary school. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Starting my own vet clinic or living in a box under a bridge. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Treat every problem as your dog would, if you can’t eat it, walk away.

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Kyle Borsos

Cornelius Burton PARENTS: Geisu Lewis and Cornelius Burton ACTIVITIES: Basketball WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Get a job as a Carpenter WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? A Multimillonaire ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Get all your credits, pass all your core classes.

PARENT: Jamie Borsos

Ian Bosch PARENTS: Ronette Gonzalez and Jerry Bosch WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central Community College in the Diesel Tech Program. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Owning or working for a diesel shop. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Be yourself. Don’t let other people define who you are or going to be.

Patrick Breitsprecher PARENTS: Dean & Kendra Breitsprecher ACTIVITIES: Track, Cross Country, Speech, Individual Speech, Student Council, Deca, FCCLA WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I will go to college at Wartburg College and wing the rest. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? On a beach walking while the sun is setting ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: A charming smile will get you a long way.

Madelyne Christensen PARENTS: Tim & Krystal Christensen ACTIVITIES: 4-H Program WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend Iowa Central Community College for another year and then transfer to a University to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and have a minor in Human Resources. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself getting my foot in the door of a company where I can work long term. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Your future depends on the knowledge you learn today; therefore, take advantage of all the knowledge you can get.

Samuel Comp PARENTS: Tony Comp and Michelle Pearson

Mariah Contreras PARENTS: Kim Contreras and Emilio Contreras WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? To continue working and possibly attend ICCC a couple years down the road. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully married with a kid or two. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Stay out of drama. You’ll realize how pointless it is/ was when you’re graduated.

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Shanna Contreras

Madison Ellis

PARENTS: Kim Contreras and Emilio Contreras WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend ICCC next fall and continue working. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully married with at least 1 child. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Keep to yourself and work hard! It pays off in the end.

PARENTS: Donita Evans and Shawn Ellis WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Go to Iowa Central. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Starting a family in my own home. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Focus on school & keep your circle small.

Destanee Dorothy

Monet Elwick

PARENTS: Nicki Edgerton and Michael Dorothy ACTIVITIES: DECA, Band, Color Guard, Spanish Club WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Go to Iowa Central to get my degree in Accounting or Secondary Education. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully happy and successful in whatever career I choose. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Get involved, or you will regret it. Join DECA, its a great experience. Also your grades really do matter so focus on them.

Gabrielle Dorsey PARENTS: Matt & Judy Johnson WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend college and get the heck out of here! WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Living lavish ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Be a leader not a follower, your friends probably aren’t your friends & listen to your mother!

PARENT: Mandey Elwick

Keenan Ferry PARENTS: Jodi Mohr and Callin Ferry ACTIVITIES: Basketball WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Go to college & see where that takes me. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Somewhere warm with my family. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: If you’re one minute late you might as well be 20 minutes late so go grab yourself some Casey’s.

Adriana Echevarria PARENTS: Charlie Echevarria and Talisha Davis

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Micaela Fevold

Ben Gibson PARENTS: Ned Gibson and Angie Gibson ACTIVITIES: Work WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Live Life. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully still alive. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Be yourself and do your work.

PARENTS: Will & Heather Fevold

Eliza Geis

PARENTS: Dave & Kriss Geis ACTIVITIES: Fall Musical, Spring Play, Mixed Choir, Women’s Choir, Concert Band, Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I am working toward my doctorate in Forensic Psychology. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself still in college part time & working hard. I also see myself with a significant other and many dogs. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t be a social butterfly, be a social moth. Only attractive to some.

Leah Gibbons PARENTS: Grant & Staci Gibbons ACTIVITIES: Mixed, Treble & Chamber Choir, Pep, Marching, Jazz & Concert Band, Musical, Spring Play, NHS, Spanish Club, Tri-M, Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, Solo & Ensemble. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend Simpson College in the fall to major in Music Education. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself living in Wisconsin so I can be closer to my relatives, married and starting a family , and working as a choir director, sharing my love for music with my students. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Whatever you do, do it whole heartedly. Get involved and don’t be afraid to fully commit to something. As Michael Scott stole from Wayne Gretzky, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Brandon Gibson PARENTS: Ned Gibson and Angie Gibson

Malachi Griffin PARENTS: Sean and Haley Griffin

Halle Grimm PARENTS: Andrew Grimm, Kalen Keffer, Tonya Farsberg ACTIVITIES: Basketball, Cheer, ACT, Spanish Club WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central in Fort Dodge for a couple years. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Traveling the world and experiencing new things in new places. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Act your age, get your work done, and plan ahead, just don’t stress to much about the future.

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Anna Hanson

Leslie Housken

PARENTS: Brian & Tamara Hanson ACTIVITIES: Football & Competition Cheer, Dance Team, Boy’s Basketball Manager, Golf, FCCLA, DECA, Math & Science Club, 4-H, and Spanish Club. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Study elementary education at the University of Northern Iowa. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Teaching in a 3rd grade classroom. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Sit in the student section at sporting events. Go to Prom. Dress up for Spirit Week. Experience high school because it’s over before you know it.

PARENTS: Dan & Dana Housken ACTIVITIES: Cross Country, Track, Mixed Choir, Chamber Choir, Musical, Spring Play, TriM, National Honor Society, 4-H. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to go to DMACC and major in Nursing. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Living in the midwest and working as a nurse in a hospital. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you’ve been, ever, for any reason whatsoever.

Zachary Hartig

Noah Jepsen

PARENTS: Curtis Hartig and Yvonne Fehr ACTIVITIES: Bull riding WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Keep on working at TLS or go into the Military. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Graduating from the USMC ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Study hard and get your homework in on time.

PARENTS: Angie & Troy Jepsen ACTIVITIES: FFA WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central for Ag Business and Agronomy. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In a career in the ag field. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Make school your number 2 priority.

Karissa Hiesterman

Daniel Johnson

PARENTS: Greg & Angi Hiesterman ACTIVITIES: Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Dance Team, Student Council, FCCLA, NHS, Year Book, Math & Science Club, 4-H WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Plan to attend North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City and major in Physical Therapy Transfer and Physical Therapy Assistant WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I will be working as a Physical Therapist helping people. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.

PARENTS: Dave & Jolene Johnson ACTIVITIES: Chamber Choir, Madrigal Choir, Mixed Choir, Iowa All-State Choir, Individual Speech, Group Speech, All-State Speech, Musical, Spring Play, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Student Council, NHS, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Math Club, FCCLA, Homecoming Court, Tri-M WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend Morningside College in Sioux City and will major in Mass Communications. I will also be participating in Morningside’s Choir program. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I hope to have a nice job in radio or music and I hope to be starting a family as well. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky’ – Michael Scott” – Dan Johnson

Kayla Hoover PARENT: Sara Hoover WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend ICCC

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Nolan Johnson

Toni Klatt

PARENTS: Kyle Johnson and Cheryl Johnson ACTIVITIES: Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Student Council, National Honor Society, Math & Science Club, Spanish Club, FCA WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central Community College to major in Athletic Training and play baseball. Then transfer to some 4-year University. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Having a fairly stable career and just beginning to settle down and start a family. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Always work as hard as you can at anything that you do. You will only look back and say you wish you would have worked harder, not ever that you would have done less.

PARENTS: Don & Lisa Klatt ACTIVITIES: Deca, Competition Cheer, Yearbooking, Dance Team, Football Cheerleading, Basketball Cheerleading. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending Iowa Central for two years, then transferring to Iowa for four years. I am majoring in Law, and minoring in Business Management. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I will be four years out of college so I am very hopeful that I will be working in a law firm or running one of my own. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Get involved and stay involved, turn your assignments in on time, don’t procrastinate... Oh and it’s better to come late than not at all.

Kaleb Jondle

Colton Klingson

PARENTS: Andrea Jondle and Nazareth Howard ACTIVITIES: Basketball, Football, and Track WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? ICCC for two years. Then transfer to Lincoln Nebraska, University of Lincoln. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I’d like to be a defense attorney. I’d like to give back to people and help them get their life on track. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t procrastinate

PARENTS: Scott & Patrice Klingson ACTIVITIES: Wrestling, FFA, 4-H WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? To attend either IA Lakes or IA Central and take classes in either Conservation or Ag. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Working somewhere in the DNR or Conservation field. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t text and drive, keep your eyes on the road.

Jade Kepler

Amanda Lambert

PARENTS: Sonia Kepler, and the late Kenny Kepler ACTIVITIES: Jaguar Leadership Class WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to continue working and also attend ICCC to get my bachelors degree in Human Services. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Living life rich and luxurious. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t let the fear of judgement or failure stop you from living life the way you want to.

PARENTS: Angie & Brad Lambert ACTIVITIES: FCCLA, Band, Spring Play, Musical, Solo & ensemble, Winterguard, Colorguard. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend college for Occupational Therapy. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully wherever I am, I am happy & have accomplished many great things. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Make your high school years count. It’s true you have a lot of lasts in senior year but make sure those lasts were not your firsts. Join clubs, have good friends, try your hardest in everything you do. don’t just try to “get through” your high school years, make them count before its all over.

Payten Larson PARENTS: Alan and the late Erin Larson

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Trenton Lawrence

Andrew Lundquist

PARENTS: Linda Lawrence and the Late Troy Lawrence ACTIVITIES: Working WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Iowa Central. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Having a lot of money and traveling the world. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t live in the moment and always think about your future. Put forth a lot of effort during your 4 years here and you’ll thank yourself later.

PARENTS: Andy and Wendy Lundquist ACTIVITIES: Chamber Choir, Madrigal Choir, Fall Musical, Spring Play, Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, Solo & Ensemble, French Club, Math & Science Club, Chess Club, Concert Band, Pep-band, FCCLA. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend Simpson College to study biochemistry and music performance. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I hope to be a biochemist composing music on the side. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Desperation is a stinky cologne.

Trey Lawrence

Daniel Mace

PARENTS: Linda Lawrence and the Late Troy Lawrence ACTIVITIES: Wrestling WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? To do something cool WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Wrestling Alligators ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: It’s about quantity not quality

Thomas Lennon PARENTS: Larry & Jo Ann Lennon ACTIVITIES: Student Council; National Honor Society; Choir; Band; Chamber Choir; Jazz Band I; Tri-M; Baseball; Family, Career & Community Leaders; Basketball-team captain 12th; Football-team captain-12; 1st team All district 10-12. 2nd team All District 9th; Honor Roll; Large Group Speech; Individual Speech; Musicals; Spring Play; 4-H; National Council of Youth Leadership; Webster County Council; Jag of the Week x 2. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central Community College or Simpson College. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? After I finish my education I hope to come back to this community to live. I hope to build a family and be part of the community. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Try your hardest in all you do and then you know that you have done everything you could to succeed and remember to have fun and be kind to each other. The four years of high school goes by fast.

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PARENT: Rhonda Mace WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Travel to North Korea WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Alive and working in Mexico ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Any pizza is a personal pizza if you believe in yourself

Alanna McFarland PARENT: Nancy McFarland ACTIVITIES: Tri-M, Choir, Band, Spring Play, Large Group Speech, Fall Musical, & Women’s Choir WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending a 4-year college for Biochemistry. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In 10 years I hope to be working hard and conducting research in my field, ultimately I hope to be happy. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t be afraid to get involved in activities you normally wouldn’t – Great things happen outside of your comfort zone.

Gabrielle Long PARENT: Kathy Long

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Karrigan Mentzer PARENTS: Bret and Stacy Mentzer ACTIVITIES: Choir, Band, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Musical. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa to major in elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself somewhere in Iowa working in an Elementary School and possibly with a young family. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t let yourself get caught up in all the drama. High School and life go by way too fast to worry about it.

Logan Parman PARENTS: Jennifer Parman and Justin Parman ACTIVITIES: Currently a poolee for the United States Marine Corps. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on joining the United States Marine Corps and heading to bootcamp October 10th of 2018. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself having a very successful career involving security work, and I can see myself traveling the world. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Take time to enjoy high school! It goes quicker than you think.

Chelsea Mitchell

Melissa Pautsch

PARENTS: Theresa & Mathew Mitchell WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Working until I know what I want to do and have enough money. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t slack around and get your classes done before senior year so you can enjoy senior year.

PARENTS: Kim and Terry Pautsch ACTIVITIES: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I will be attending the University of South Dakota to pursue a double major in History and Anthropology. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? After graduating from college, I will move to a more populous area, either the east coast, Ireland, or England. I will spend my days traveling the world and learning all I can. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t let anyone try to change who you are. Be true to yourself and find inner peace.

Jaxon Myers

Isaac Peebler

PARENTS: Kristi Myers, Jackie & Dale Myers ACTIVITIES: Basketball, Golf, Baseball, FCCLA, Book Club, Chess Club WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central and major in Business WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Rich ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t go to St. Ed’s

PARENTS: Mark Peebler and Jessica Kilstrom ACTIVITIES: FFA & Baseball WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? My plan after graduation is to attend Iowa Central for 2 years to be an Electrician. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Owning my own residential electrical company. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Stay ahead in school and don’t slack off. Hard work eventually pays off.

Kanyon Pepples PARENTS: Andy Pepples and Tanny Miller ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, Football Cheer, Color guard, Wrestling Cheer, Winter guard, Dance Team, Track, Math Club, Concert Band. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending Iowa Central Community College. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Substantially helping others in my career and in life. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Do not argue with teachers and do not get behind on flexnet it will be the death of you!

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Benjamin Peterson PARENTS: Dianne & Terence Peterson ACTIVITIES: Golf, Large Group Speech, Spanish Club, 4-H, FCA WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? My plan is to attend Iowa Central for two years majoring in Criminal Justice to become a crime scene investigator. After that, I plan to transfer to Buena Vista University for two years. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself with my own house/apartment in Iowa, my own vehicle, and having a career in crime scene investigation. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Take advantage of how much time you have when starting high school by taking classes you’re interested in and get involved in as many activities as you can because you will have something to look back on.

Colton Rasmussen PARENTS: Tom and Jennifer Rasmussen ACTIVITIES: I am involved in Choir, Chamber Choir and Musical. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to go to College. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Working at a place I love. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Take as many college classes as you can. Get involved if you think you are interested in something.

Dakota Phillips PARENTS: Kent and Cheri Phillips WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? To go to college WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Starting a business. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t let others decide what kind of person you’re going to be.

Daven Rees PARENTS: Jim & Kerry Rees ACTIVITIES: Football, Track, Baseball, Basketball, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Solo/Enseble, Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, Tri-M, Mixed Choir, Men’s Choir, Student Council, Chamber Choir, Musical, Spring Play, Chess Club President, Robotics Fabrication Leader, Math Club, Science Club, Vocal Bass Section Leader, FCCLA, Homecoming Court, 4-H, 4-H County Council, High School Announcer, Vicky’s Dance Academy, Youth Group. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Enroll at Iowa State’s College of Design and take part in the Architecture program. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In a loving family and starting my career as an Architect. An maybe with some luck and hard work I could open my own woodworking shop. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t help your friend sneak into your hotel room during a school trip...

Lane Phillips

Matthew Ross

PARENTS: Amanda & Wayne Andrade ACTIVITIES: I was involved in Band WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? After graduation I’m going to attend Iowa Central to finish out my AA degree and transfer to Iowa State after to finish out my degree in Secondary Education. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In 10 years I plan to have a family and an outstanding teaching job teaching mathmatics. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: My advice to underclassman, don’t take life for granted. Do your school work and enjoy life, never loose sight of what your dreams and goals are.

PARENTS: Terry & Laura Ross ACTIVITIES: Football, Wrestling, Track & Field, Weight training, Band, Building & Trades, FFA, 4-H WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend ICCC and join the National Guard WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In the National Guard Owning my own welding/fabricating shop. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Patience, perserverance, discipline and self-control are given to you as a seed and it’s up to you to develop them. SENIOR QUOTE: “See kids, I told you I was a stud back then!”

Cameron Pliner PARENTS: Chad & Kerry Pliner ACTIVITIES: Band and Choir WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? To attend Iowa Central, then maybe to Iowa State for an Engineering Degree. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Hopefully married, with a house and children, and a job I like. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Give more focus to your freshman and sophmore classes and the classes you struggle with.

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Kelsi Sandahl PARENTS: Mandy & Greg Hughes ACTIVITIES: Mixed & Treble Clef Choir WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to continue my college education at Kentucky Mountain Bible College. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Traveling the world. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Do all you can and enjoy your high school years.

Ebony Scott PARENTS: Rob & Lorna Scott ACTIVITIES: Basketball, Cross Country Manager, Musical, Speech, Tri-M, Treble Choir, Mix Choir, Chamber Choir, Madrigal Choir, Solo/Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Marching Band, 4-H County Council, National 4-H Congress Delegate, Boone County Beef Queen. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend DMACC College to major in Vet Tech. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In ten years I hope to be a Vet Tech at Iowa State University. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Never settle for less than you deserve.

Megan Seil

PARENTS: Dave and Barb Seil ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, Basketball Manager, Spring Play, Musical, Mixed Choir, Chamber Choir, Solo & Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Tri-m, Large Group Speech, Math and Science Club, 4-H. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending Iowa State University and major in Child, Adult, and Family Services. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In 10 years I will be 2 years away from my dirty 30’s! What’s better than that?! ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Make sure to do what you love and try new things. High school goes by faster than you expect so don’t miss out on anything. Experience high school as a dumb teen because it doesn’t last long.

Carson Shipley PARENTS: Rob and Jami Shipley ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, Basketball, DECA, Yearbook, Student Council, FCCLA, Dance Team, Book Club, Math Club, Spanish Club. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to attend Iowa State University and major in Child, Adult, and Family Services. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In 10 years I see myself working in a big city as a Social Worker. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: If someone asks you to do something, do it realy bad so you never have to do it again - Paris Hilton.

Katoya Smith PARENTS: Susan Scarano, Teri McFarland

Patricia Snyder

PARENTS: Deb and Jerry Snyder ACTIVITIES: Chamber Choir, Mixed Choir, Treble Clef Choir, Concert Band, Individual Speech, Large Group Speech, Musical, Play, Gay-Straight Alliance. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I will be going to Rochester Community and Technical College to get my Associate of Fine Arts in Music Technology. I may possibly transfer to the University of Minnesota in Mankato to pursue a Bachelor’s afterwards. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I hope to be working in a theatre, concert venue, or studio. I will be running soundboards and sound systems. I hope to be in a larger city such as Minneapolis. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Take as many dual-credit classes as possible, leave room for the extracurricular activities that you want, join band and choir, and don’t be afraid to do what you want. Start a club that matches your interests, join a new friend group, or even just immerse yourself in your aspirations.

Jacie Stauffer PARENTS: Jenny & Mitch Vote, Jason & Ashlea Stauffer ACTIVITIES: Full time CNA @ Fort Dodge Health and Rehab WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Move to Carroll and attend DMACC WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Working as a nurse and living on my own. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: don’t miss school, you get behind!

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Ricky Stuart PARENTS: Ken Stuart ACTIVITIES: Master “Magic: the Gathering” Player WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Working at a Job of some sort. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I’m not sure, I can’t see the future. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t fail ANY class. That will obviously hurt you Bad. If you do fail a class, retake it a.s.a.p.

Claire Whalen PARENTS: Bonnie & Sean Whalen ACTIVITIES: Jazz, Concert, Pep, Marching Band, Flags Corp., Chamber, Madrigal, Mixed Choir, Musical, Spring Play, 4-H, State Council. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to go to Iowa State University and major in Animal Ecology. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Living in a tiny home out west where I work at one of the National Parks. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t stress about things till you absolutely have to.

Ramona Thompson

Kaleigh Winkler

PARENTS: Matthew Thompson and Amanda Maile ACTIVITIES: Jazz Band, Concert Band, Fall Musical Marketing Team, Spring Play Marketing Team, Student Council, NHS, Tri-M. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending DMACC next fall to obtain advanced standing diploma in mortuary science. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself working in a funeral home and living with lots of dogs and cats. I will probably still be diabetic and paying for lots of insurance. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Unless you are allergic, the only bowl of mac and cheese you will regret is the one you don’t eat.

PARENTS: Tracy & Natalie Winkler ACTIVITIES: Band, Choir, Colorguard, Tri-M, Musical, Spanish Club, Math and Science Club, and FCCLA. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending ICCC to pursue a degree as a registered nurse. After obtaining my degree I will transfer to an undecided college where I will obtain a Bachelor Science of Nursing Degree so I can become a Nurse Practitioner. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Possibly living in Texas. I will be working as a Nurse Practitioner in a hosptial or doctors office. I might be married and starting a family of my own by then. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Don’t be afraid to get involved in activities. There are a lot of opportunities at our school through various groups and organizations.

Hannah Vaughn

Kyle Zeka

PARENTS: Andrew & Rhonda Vaughn ACTIVITIES: Football, Basketball, and Competition Cheer, Dance Team, Lifeguarding, Girls Golf, Deca, FCCLA, Boys Basketball Manager, Softball, Spanish Club, Math & Science Club. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan to go to ICCC and attend the nursing program. I also plan to be on the cheerleading team. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? In 10 years, I see myself as a nurse and starting a family. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: I’m late most of the time and procrastinate everything but I’m still fine.

PARENTS: Brian & Lynn Zeka ACTIVITIES: Soccer, FCCLA, Project AWARE, Basketball 9-11th, Math & Science Club, Spanish Club, Volunteer Bible School Teacher, Student Improvement Advisor & Committee, Washington Lutheran Church Youth Group. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? I plan on attending college pursuing a degree in sports or history. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? I see myself working as an ESPN Analysist. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: Do two things: Run to your classes to impress the upperclassman with your speed and wear a lot of camo so they can’t see you.

Rylee Walker PARENTS: Sean & Annette Walker ACTIVITIES: Football Cheer, Competition Cheer, Dance Team, Deca WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION? Attend Iowa Central for general classes WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Working a stable job and maybe starting a family. ADVICE TO UNDERCLASSMEN: The weekends aren’t meant for doing homework... They’re meant for having fun!

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Southeast Valley Senior Book  

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