School Spotlight: FFA Read About the MHS Girlsâ€™ Successful Tennis Season Staying in Shape Who Knows You Best?
Volume 16. Issue 2.
2- Jump Off 3/4- You Canâ€™t Take it With You 5- Driving Solo 6- Delectable Fall Treats 7/8- Featured Senior Paloma Cooper 9/10- Featured Athlete Austin Pfarr 11/12- Featured Leader in the Arts Hunter McCallister 13/14- Staying in Shape 15/16- FFA School Spotlight 17- Girls Tennis Team Proves Talent 18- MHS Fall Sports Standings 19- Who Knows You Best? 20- Exchange Students Recall 21/22- Instagram Pages #mhsfallfun
Kacie Eckenrode...................Editor In Chief Hayley Daniels........................Layout Editor Taelor Born.......................Business Manager Kennedy Lenhart.......................Copy Editor Devon Stephen....................Media Manager Collin Wallace.......................Sports Manager The Monarch Vibe is a reliable information hotspot written by teens dedicated to fulfilling the student body's curiosity. Our goal is to provide insight regarding school, local and national news that is relevant to high schoolers. We pride ourselves on supplying news that is accurate and trustworthy delivered in a modern format.
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’ll admit, senior year is a lot harder than I anticipated. There is so much to keep track of. I have been forgetting my locker combination, I have lost my cell phone on multiple occasions, and I constantly debate what day of the week it is in my head. Not to mention I walked into the wrong class the other day because I thought it was seventh period… when it was actually fourth. Needless to say, my life has been hectic. Don’t even get me started on college applications and applying for scholarships. On top of the chaos, I have a bad case of senioritus forming.
On a lighter note it’s finally my favorite time of the year, fall. The cool air, crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and hot cocoa at football games always tends to lift my spirits. I always look forward to college football, new fashion, seasonal treats, and the fall trees. Did I mention pumpkin spice lattes? My favorite television show also returns every fall, The Walking Dead. Let’s just say in the event of a zombie apocalypse, I’ll be prepared. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it’s the only acceptable time you can take candy from strangers. I guess that’s not the main reason. I enjoy the haunted houses, pumpkin carving, and seeing cute children’s costumes too. I’d have to say, my favorite Halloween costume was probably when I dressed like a hippie. Oh, the awkward years. This month, I also went to the Bahamas. It was… A BLAST. The beaches were beautiful, the weather was hot, and it was nice to get away for a bit. Also, here’s some advice: don’t take a week off of school unless you want to drown in makeup work. I’m sure you already knew that. In this October edition be sure to check out the new FFA School Spotlight and Instagram pages. Read up on the MHS girl’s tennis team, and Ohio driving laws. Our Vibe staff worked hard this month and we hope you enjoy! Kacie Eckenrode Editor-in-Chief
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“Good chemistry.” -Alyana McCabe
“Everyone come to the show because there’s dry humor and it’s really fun.”
The Vibe sat down and talked with some of the cast of “You Can’t Take it With You” and the student director to find out more about our school play. This comedy takes place in a 1930’s setting and focuses on a cooky family who is a bit out of the oridnary. The family later is questioned and accused of being a communist family. The daughter of the family falls in love with the son of the Kurby family, who are conservative, reserved and strict. Come check out the hard work of the students at Marysville High School Nov.15 & 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Nov. 17 3:00 p.m. We get off topic really easily because we all get along so well.” - Macie Gibson
“Everyone gets together really well.” -Chandler Castle
Marysville Drama Club proudly presentsâ€Ś
November 15th & 16th -7 pm November 17th -3 pm Ticket price: $5 Marysville High School Auditorium 800 Amrine Mill Rd 4
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Nearly every two hours during the week one teen dies, according to Ohioteendriver. org. Since teen crash rates are at an all time high, Ohio lawmakers are trying to reduce the amount of car accidents involving teen drivers.They’ve proposed increased driving restrictions for young drivers across Ohio. In many states this law is already in effect. However, are these restrictions useful if they’re so severe that few teens follow the law? These new driving restrictions included in Ohio House Bill 204 have yet to be voted on. They target teens 16 and 17 years old, who are more likely to get in car accidents than any other age group, according to Ohioteendriver.org. If the bill is voted into law, drivers with their permit would still not be allowed to drive without parents, nor between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It also states that drivers younger than 18 can only drive with one non family member, but that person has to be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license. Amateur driver Hailee Hampton, sophomore, stated, “I think it’s wrong to add new restrictions. It’s unfair to be even more strict with new restrictions because even with the old ones, we don’t have that much freedom.” The current driving law for teenagers includes a midnight to 6 a.m curfew for 16- year- olds and a 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for 17- year- olds. They are unable to drive with more than one non family member. Emily Mays, sophomore supports these new restrictions, stating, “It will teach young adults a sense of responsibility and [law makers] are doing it for good reasons.” The primary sponsor for House Bill 204, Rep. Rick Perales says, they are just trying to “put safe drivers on the road.”
Perales continued to explain that he understands how parents and young drivers may be concerned about the inconvenience of this potential law, but driving is a privilege and he would rather have safe roads. The voting date has not been set, but House Bill 204 will go into evaluation sometime in November. Bo Spain from the Marysville Police Department supports the new standards, saying that, “[House Bill 204] has to change the teenagers mind set” and the driver should have full focus and attention on the road. Mrs. Steepe from Marysville High School, who has a teen driver shared her opinion on these restrictions. She said, ”While I understand that they need to do something to get control over student drivers so that they’re more focused on driving, I think that’s a little strict.” Spain says that he doesn’t necessarily see teens breaking the current driving law, but the most typical violation is the amount of passengers they have in their car. While this law is set out to protect young drivers, it can cause problems with the driver’s plans. Though you may not be able to go to school events together, you can come home later than the set curfew, as this law allows exceptions for school and work. In many states, including California, Texas and Maine, drivers have already been operating under some of these restrictions. The most important knowledge to remember is that these potential driving restrictions are being discussed not to target teens, but to prioritize their safety. Kennedy Lenhart
Teen Driving by the Numbers: • 66 percent of teens say they care about their parents’ opinion on cell phone use while driving • 56 percent of teens rely on their parents to learn how to drive • 90 percent of teens see passenger behavior that distracts the driver • Nearly half of teens report seeing passengers encouraging drivers to speed at least sometimes • Half of teen drivers report driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit at least sometimes • Teens have the lowest seat belt use rates of any age group, leading to car accidents • Only 65 percent of teens consistently wear their seat belts as both a driver and passenger • Six out of 10 drivers ages 16 to 20 who were killed in crashes were not wearing seatbelts
Delectable Fall Treats Finally, the time has come for sweaters, sitting around a campfire, snuggling close in a soft blanket while watching a movie and of course fall treats. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats are sweet and simple treats that are perfect for the season. Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine 1 package (10 ounces, about 40) marshmallows OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows Orange food coloring 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal 12 Milky Way brand minis or Three Musketeers OR 6 fun size bars
If I can do it, you can do it!
Green frosting 12 small green gumdrops Directions: 1. In a large sauce pan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until com pletely melted. Remove from heat. Tint with orange food coloring. If you don’t have orange food coloring, use a few drops of red. 2. 3.
Add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Using butter/ cooking spray, coat ½ cup measuring cup, divide warm cereal into 12 portions by filling the measuring cup with the cereal then putting it on a sheet of wax paper. Using buttered hands, shape each portion into a pumpkin shape around one piece of candy. Pipe frosting onto each for the vines and attach gumdrop for stem. These are best if they are served the same day.
Short on time but still want to be a part of the fun? Simply follow these microwave directions! In microwave safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on high for three minutes, stirring after two minutes until smooth. Follow steps two and three above. Microwave cooking times may vary. *Note: To substitute Fun Size bars for mini, cut in half. For best results, shave the sides so they look more pumpkin-like. For more fun recipes, log onto http://www.ricekrispies.com Kennedy Lenhart Copy Editor There’s a surprise inside!
This month’s Featured Senior is Paloma Cooper. Paloma manages her AP classes, band, orchestra, and extracurriculars such as NHS. “I have always admired Paloma’s dedication to her music and her work ethic,” said Abby Ramey, friend of Paloma. Paloma reflects on some of her memories, accomplishments, and regrets throughout her time at MHS. 1.) How has your senior year been so far? Very busy. I have been balancing band, orchestra, volunteer work and other clubs while trying to find time to do homework at the same time. Although it has been stressful, this has been my favorite school year. I haven’t been bored so far. 2.) What do you want to pursue in college,and why? I want to go to OSU and major in Engineering (I don’t know what branch yet). I really enjoy math and want to minor in music education or performance because I love playing my clarinet and want to keep improving and playing throughout my life.
out high school? I feel like I influence myself because I’m very competitive and I always want to keep improving and be among the top in everything I do. 8.) Who is your hero? Mr. Cheeseman (my clarinet teacher). He has helped me drastically improve my skill and helped me with my audition. Without him, I don’t know if I would have been able to make it into CSYO. 9.) Do you have any advice for underclassmen? Don’t procrastinate on anything because it causes the most stress and it can be easily avoided. It will make high school a lot easier. Kacie Eckenrode Editor-in-Chief
3.) What is your favorite high school memory? Sophomore year when the band went to Disney World for a week. 4.) How do you balance school, band, and time for family and friends? I spend time with my friends during band and orchestra practices. I spend my weekends at band competitions or orchestra rehearsals. I fit my family and homework into the time I have left over. 5.) What accomplishments are you most proud of? Making it into the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO). It gave me an opportunity to play with other talented musicians in the state.
Cooper is a proud member of The Monarch Marching Band.
6.) Do you have any regrets? Procrastinating. So far this year I have been going to bed late and working on my homework late at night. My procrastination is the main reason why I’m stressed most of the time. I also regret not getting college stuff done over the summer. 7.) Who/what has influenced you the most through-
Austin PfarrFeatured Athlete
Within Marysville High School The Vibe finds students who excel academically and in sports for the school. This month we sat down with senior, Austin Pfarr to talk about his success.. Pfarr is an active member of calculater club, accounting club and is vice president of student council. Pfarr also has be elected football captain two years in a row and lettered in football all four years, as well as wrestling for the last three years.
1.) Which sport would you say you have the most drive for? Both because I feel my competitiveness comes out in both sports. 2.) When did you start football and wrestling? I started football in second grade, and wrestling I started in fourth grade.
football or wrestling? The bond with my teammates and coaches, and ringing the victory bell on Friday nights. 10.)Who is your role model? Archie Griffin, he shows that anything is possible. 11.) What advice would you give to underclassmen wanting to participate in football or wrestling? Work your hardest in the earlier years because it will help out in the future. Enjoy everything about high school because it goes by fast. Hayley K. Daniels Layout Editor
3.) In your free time what do you chose to do? Hang out with my friends and make memories. 4.) If you could change something about practices, what would it be? I would want Gatorade instead of water, at both practices. 5.) Is there someone in your life that has made you who you are? My parents because they have helped me stay focused. 6.) Why are you proud to be a Monarch? I have pride in my school, and being a Monarch is all I have ever known. 7.)What do you plan to do when you’re older? I plan on going into finance and playing college football. 8.)If it was up to you, what would you change about Marysville High School? I wish it was less “cliquey,” and everyone was friendly. 9.) What is something you will never forget about
Leader in the Arts It is no secret to MHS that Hunter McCallister is a talented singer. Her singing career began in elementary school, where she first began participating in her school choir. McCallister is involved in several different forms of choir with her school, including choir, show choir, a coed a cappella choir and an all-female a capella choir. “A capella is taking a song and creating that exact same song and sound with only your mouth. There are no instruments whatsoever, it’s just you and your voice,” she explains. Although McCallister enjoys singing a capella, her favorite form of choir is show choir. “I like show choir because you get to sing and dance. It’s really fun.” McCallister reveals that she enjoys dancing and has been doing so for eleven years. Though she loves singing and dancing in groups, McCallister also enjoys showcasing her outlandish talent by singing solo on stage. In middle school Hunter began competing in solo competitions and has been going at it ever since. “I compete in probably about eight or nine [competitions] a year,” the talented singer explains. Some of the competitions she has participated in include: Fair Idol, where she won the Young Age Division two years ago and won the entire competition this past summer, Union County’s Got Talent, where she was awarded second place, Monarch Idol, Ohio Idol and solo competitions within certain show choir competitions. Her choir teacher, Mr. Robertson, encourages McCallister’s solo career. “Hunter has a unique, flexible, and striking voice. She can sing with power and has a great understanding of how to perform a song, rather than just singing all the right notes,” says Robertson. McCallister tells of a time where she used her striking voice and remarkable stage presence to her advantage, placing seventh out of fifty competitors at a solo- show choir competition, which she describes as a “really great memory.” Aside from creating a number of extraordinary memories, signing has also fabricated ample dreams for McCallister. “I would love to perform solo on the Grand Ole’ Opry stage one day,” she states, “I can’t even imagine.”
Before Hunter sells out tickets to Madison Square Garden, she wants to go to Bowling Green State University and major in Performance and Music Therapy. “Music Therapy is basically when you use different forms of music to help kids, people with handicaps or veterans express their feelings and emotions through music. It helps put them in a healthy and happy mental state to help them develop.” According Mr. Robertson, either of these career paths could be pragmatic for McCallister. “Hunter has the drive and the talent to pursue a number of different routes,” he states. However, McCallister says she could not imagine furthering her music career without the help of her major supporters. “My mom is always an encouraging person for me. She always tells me to go for it even when I am doubting myself. My family is definitely my biggest supporter, they always go to my [performances] and cheer me on and I really appreciate it.” She also states that her family is such a large source of encouragement for her because they know that whatever she sets her mind to, she can accomplish. According to McCallister, while her accomplishments and awards do include trophies, medals and titles, the real award is always the experience she gains from competing. “Every performance helps me with my next one,” says McCallister. While this is her last year at MHS, this is far from the conclusion Hunter McCallister’s singing and musical career. With the continuation of practice and determination from Hunter and the support from her friends and family, McCallister has the ability to pursue any type of career in music she desires, and perhaps one day we will all watch her perform solo on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Devon Stephen Media Manager
No train, no gain With October coming to an end, so are high school fall sports. Keep in mind the end of your sport’s season should not lead to a downfall in your level of fitness and stamina. Whether you play only one sport or several, staying in shape during your off-season is extremely important. There are a number of ways to keep your body in shape for when the season rolls back around and even more reasons why you should do so. With so many weeks between seasons, it is crucial for athletes to work hard to maintain the skill, muscle and endurance you gained during those months of intense training if you plan to improve before your next season. Everyone’s off-season workout schedule will be different because no person is the same or has exactly the same needs. Mike Kozak, strength and conditioning specialist and owner of SOAR Fitness, explains that the sport(s) an athlete plays dictates the amount of time you should spend training during your off-season, the intensity of your workouts and what your workouts should consist of. According to Livestrong.com, there are four determinants of how often and how all-consuming your training should be: “How many weeks you have until the next season starts, what physical improvements you want to make before next season, your history of injury, and any advice or recommendations from your doctor, coach or physical therapist.” For athletes who play only one sport, staying fit during the off-season can be difficult. Jessica Cowgill, senior, is a swimmer at heart. Cowgill is a proud member of the varsity swim team at MHS and also swims for the Marysville Stingrays. Though she participates in only one sport, swimming practices and meets take place during more than one season. Cowgill explains that she swims with the Stingrays during the summer as a way to stay in shape for when high school swimming comes around in the winter.
The varsity swimmer also says that she creates simple workouts for herself when she is not swimming laps in the pool. “To stay in shape I lift weights or run… about twice a week,” she states. Livestrong.com encourages lifting weights as a way to stay fit and maintain muscle mass so long as you are lifting weights that weigh an amount that is appropriate for your size and strength. Kozak expresses how critical it is to be careful when lifting weights. “We always preach ‘quality over quantity’. Just because you do the hardest possible workout or lift the heaviest possible weights doesn’t mean you are getting any better as an athlete,” Kozak explains. “Sometimes less is more. [Athletes] really need to make sure they’re using correct form and lifting the right size weights if they want to improve. If you’re training correctly you’ll see positive results, but if you’re aiming for quantity over quality you could just end up getting hurt.” To find out what size weights are right for you, ask your doctor, physical trainer or coach how much they recommend you should lift. Continuing to work with your coach to decide how many reps to do for each lifting exercise may also be helpful for athletes. Sophomore and starter on the high school’s varsity football team, Tyler Stiers agrees that staying fit even when you are not playing a sport is essential. Not that Stiers has much time where he isn’t playing a sport. Stiers is an all-around athlete; he plays football, basketball and baseball. For athletes like Stiers, staying in shape is not usually a challenge. “Each sport that I play really helps me stay in shape for all my other sports,” says Stiers. This is usually the case for athletes who play multiple sports; playing one sport often conditions a player for their second sport and vice-versa. Stiers describes how time consuming playing multiple sports is, but also expresses his feelings of recognition towards how
season,” he explains. Like Stiers, Ramirez believes that participating in multiple sports is a great way to stay in shape during his off-seasons. “Running track helps me to be faster during football season and playing football helps me to be stronger during track season. I guess it’s a good balance,” he states. When spring sports come to an end and track season is over for Ramirez, that does not mean that his workouts and training for the next season have also come to a conclusion. Like Stiers, Ramirez also runs and lift weights in his free time. “Running is a great way to stay in shape,” says Ramirez with a smile. “If you stop training when your season is over you won’t really be better by next season,” Ramirez explains. Whether you participate in one sport like Cowgill or three like Stiers, training during your off-season is crucial if you want to improve by the time your next season rolls around. However, if running and lifting weights does not appeal to you, there are numerous other ways you can workout before your next season. No matter which method of training you choose to engage in, remember that staying fit and in shape during your off-season is both rewarding and necessary.
it helps him become a stronger athlete. “Lifting for football starts during the winter and we continue pretty much all year. Conditioning starts in early August before school and practices follow.” Varsity football will last until early November and Stiers begins basketball training immediately after. “I am always prepared for basketball conditioning because I start [conditioning] right when football ends,” he explains. Though Stiers is constantly active and busy between playing two to three sports, he still makes time to workout on his own when he isn’t scoring touchdowns, shooting baskets or hitting home runs. “I do some long distance conditioning like running a mile or so on my own. I also try to lift [weights] every day,” Stiers says. While running long distance might be helpful for athletes who play sports like soccer, where they are constantly running and require much endurance, Kozak recommends short distance sprints as a way to train during the off-season when it comes to athletes who play football. “Watch a football game on TV and time how long each play takes from start to finish, which on average is six to eight seconds. Re-watch the play and pay attention to their speed. They aren’t jogging. The demands of football are speed and strength. Running short sprints will help you improve as a player more than running long distances,” Kozak advises. In contrast to Stier’s running routine, Jesse Ramirez, a varsity football and track athlete, runs for time rather than distance for his off-season training. “My coach, Ritchie, wants us to keep running when the season ends so we can come back stronger next
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Why it Works
Lowers risk of injury. According to Huffingtonpost.co.uk, exercises such as running can increase your chances of injury and muscle tension.
Swimming is a low impact workout. According to Swimming.org, “Because water is about 800 times denser than air, you can work harder, and burn more calories…”
According to Livestrong.com, boxing helps raise self-confidence and is a form of stress release. Boxing Enzinearticles.com directly correlates stress with poor performances from athletes and sportsmen.
School Spotlight Everybody knows that Old Macdonald had a farm… but what the nursery rhyme doesn’t tell you is how Macdonald maintained his farm. Much evolved, the farming industry today possesses a wide array of challenges. Fortunately, we have programs such as The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) to combat these challenges. FFA is a organization that was founded in 1928 to prepare future generations for the obstacles that come with agriculture. According to the national FFA mission statement, FFA provides students with unique talents, and an open door to a broad range of career pathways. There are currently 557,318 FFA members divided into 7,498 chapters. “FFA has changed tremendously, but at the same time it hasn’t. “When I started teaching there was a decline in membership, but now we have the highest membership in FFA history. The competition is fierce,” said Mr. Keck, FFA teacher. Although the competition is fierce, Marysville FFA excels. You’ve probably seen the rows of banners, plaques, posters and awards that align E hallway. This is because out of the 7,498 chapters, Marysville’s FFA program is the creme of the crop. In 2012 Marysville was ranked one of the top ten chapters in the nation and was named a “Model of Excellence.” Additionally, they were rated a three star chapterthe highest ranking the national association recognizes. Jeremy Thornton, junior FFA member, says the reason for Marysville’s success is due to “all of the hands-on work and practice we put into what we do.” Some of the classes that Marysville FFA provides are Intro to Agriculture and Technology, Intro to Mechanics, Animal Science and Technology, Nursery and Landscape, Food Crop Technology, and Veterinary Science to name a few. Ethan
Shepherd, junior FFA member appreciates the program, “I like it because we learn leadership skills and it looks good on college applications and resumes.” Like many of Marysville’s other activities such as athletics, show choir, fine arts, and extracurriculars, FFA proves to be among the top. They are just another reason we are Proud to be Monarchs. With both dedicated students and faculty, comes a formula for a success. Agricultural teacher Mr. Keck recently received The Honorary American FFA Degree. This award is given to those who stand out from the herd. Keck will receive this award at the 2013 National FFA Convention on Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky. Keck will receive this award due to his efforts and contributions to enrich the education of agriculture. “I feel pretty special. For this award I was nominated by my peers and Mr. Williams. It was a pleasant surprise,” said Mr. Keck. FFA contributes to the well-being of our nation by educating our youth and future farmers. If you are interested in joining FFA, “it counts as a science credit and is great hands-on learning,” said Thornton. Kacie Eckenrode Editor-in-Chief
E Hallway lined with FFA awards
Some of Marysville’s FFA members
Mr. Keck recieved The Honorary American FFA Degree
“Top Ten Chapter In The Nation”
Girls Tennis Team Shows Talent Even though the season is over, the girls tennis players are still enjoying the afterglow of their first winning season since 1997. Regan Yoakam, sophomore varsity tennis player, credits the success to being more focused. John Merriman, the girls tennis head coach, points out how hard the team has worked during the offseason, their chemistry and how they get along with each other. The effort in the offseason really pays off in the actual season. (See page 13-14 to learn how to stay in shape in the offseason.) Every athlete has their own way to get prepared for the season ahead. Katie Martin junior says, “we do indoor tennis at Elysium (training center in Columbus, Ohio) to get better and to build chemistry.” Whether it is going to a trainer to get stronger, or working with other teammates to build, or just working on fundamentals,
the work during the offseason will give you skills and stamina during the regular season. While the five losses were all in conference play, the team is still satisfied with its accomplishment. Many teams play well against good teams, but struggle in conference play. Conference play is important, but it’s not the sole indicator of success. Out of conference play is just as important; it can also be just as hard. Having to play teams that they aren’t as familiar with can either bring out the talent of the team, or it could also make the team not live up to their talent. After this successful season, people will be taking notice and giving more credit to the girls tennis team. The girls hope to build on this season to make it two winning seasons in a row. Collin Wallace Sports Editor
Sarah Kreuz @kreuzy_sarah
MHS Fall Sports Standings Volleyball: 3-5 -season over Bum
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Boys Soccer: 4-8 -season over
Girls Soccer: 3-2 against Pickerington North at regionals
Girls Tennis: 14-5 -season over
Varsity Football: 6-2 Great way to end the season boys, good luck in the Playoffs!
Girls varsity soccer team
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Boys Golf: 4th in league -season over
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Girls Golf: 3rd in league -season over News 18
Who Knows You Best? Tiffany’s:
Tiffany: Cross Fit
Collin: Cross Fit
Collin: Cookie Dough
Tiffany: Cross Fit
Collin: Cross Fit
Tiffany: Japanese Steak house Tiffany: Dog Tiffany: 10.5 Tiffany: Polo, Savior, and Max Tiffany: Rich Froning Tiffany: Doesn’t have one Tiffany: 9:00 p.m.
What do you do in your free time?
Collin: Dog Collin: 10
Zach: Spend time with Tiffany.
Favorite ice cream? Zach: Vanilla
Favorite junk food? Zach: Milk Duds
Mom’s maiden name? Zach: Seifring
Collin: Polo, Savior, and Max Collin: Rich Froning (Professional crossfit athlete) Collin: Red
Favorite sport? Zach: Cross Fit
Collin: 9:30 p.m.
Zach: Japanese Steak House
Favorite animal? Zach: Dog
Shoe size? Zach: 10.5
Dog’s name? Zach: Polo, Savior, and Max
Favorite Athlete? Zach: Rich Froning
Zach: Don’t have one
What time do you go to bed? Zach: 9:30 p.m.
Hayley Daniels Layout Editor
Exchange Students of 2013! Luisa Kraemer, senior, Hildesheim, Germany
1.How does the schooling system work in Germany? We have a schedule for the week and a group of about 25 people have the same schedule. 2.Differences with the classes? In Germany there are three levels of schools systems, in order from the level of intelligence, Hauptschule, Realschule and Gymnasium. 3. Are there noticeable differences between the teens in Germany and here? We donâ€™t have to ask our parents every time to go outside, we just say when we will be back. 4. What do you like/ dislike about America? I like everything about America, but in Germany I am more independent because we have a bus system. I donâ€™t have to ask for everything, I just have to say when I am back. 5. Have any favorite foods since you have been here? Not really sure. 6. What are experiences you are trying to get out of being an exchange student? To see a lot of America, friends, and experiences and people who live here.
Isabelle Goby, senior, Waldrich, Germany
1.How does the schooling system work in Germany? Up to 4th grade is our elementary school, and then 5th through 9th are the below average people, 5th through 10th are the average people, and 5th through 12th are the above average people. 2. Differences with the classes? We have a schedule for the week, not for the day, and the teachers walk around. 3. Are there noticeable differences between the teens in Germany and here? We are more independent in Germany. 4. What do you like/ dislike about America? I like everything about America, except that you have to ask your parents if you want to hang out with friends. 5. Have any favorite foods since you have been here? Mongolian Barbeque. 6. What are experiences you are trying to get out of being an exchange student? I am looking to get better at the language and meet new people, and learn about American culture.
What Is Your Favorite Halloween Movie?
“Hocus Pocus” Madison Ehlers, Junior
“Halloween” Pierce Scott, Sophomore
“Finding Nemo” Brad Lewis, Senior
“Halloween Town” Becky Poling, Sophomore
Published on Nov 1, 2013