Class of 2012 San Juan Islands Audrey Ellen Olshefsky Valedictorian Friday Harbor High School
Shaughn Henry Anderson Salutatorian Friday Harbor High School
Sofie Clure Thixton Valedictorian Orcas High School
Patrick Moll-Nevins Student Speaker Skagit Valley College
Julianne Hagn Valedictorian
Joan Evelyn Downs Valedictorian
Spring Street Int'l High School Spring Street Int'l High School
Christopher Owen Ghazel Co-Salutatorian Orcas High School
Huxley Ann Smart Co-Salutatorian Orcas High School
Sheriah White-Swartout Valedictorian Oasis High School
Commencement Ceremonies schedule on back cover
Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Kevin Aguilar
Plans for Next Year: My plans for the next year are to enroll at Skagit Valley College. Dreams for the Future: My hopes and dreams are to own a law firm and be Criminal Law Defending Attorney. Most Memorable Moments: Senior Year was a bit hectic, but I had a blast hanging out with a larger group of my class before we all part ways.
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Adam D. Allen
Plans for Next Year: Work till the spring, then apply to Spokane Community College. Dreams for the Future: Own my own hot rod custom shop. Most Memorable Moments: Last summer.
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Stewart Buchanan Bell
Plans for Next Year: I will continue my studies at Western Washington University. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future are to be happy with the job I have and the decisions I have made in life. Most Memorable Moments: These past four years have brought all kinds of memories and experiences. Playing soccer, building homecoming floats, ASB retreats, going to the beach, playing frisbee on a sunny day. Winning Orca Bowl and going to nationals in Florida and Maryland, jam sessions after jazz, interning at the Journal, volunteering for the community. The memories I have accrued over the years are never ending. I will always look back on them and think that they were some of the best moments of my life.
Friday Harbor Labs Friday Harbor • 378-2165
Plans for Next Year: Continue working at Larry’s Auto Body and go to college in Mexico City. Dreams for the Future: Go to college someday. Be a successful man. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moments would be working with Mrs. Shanks and with Simona. I enjoyed doing the Community Project with my friend, Brandon Melin.
The Little Store Friday Harbor • 378-4422
Shaughn Henry Anderson
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Whitman College and studying biology. After college I plan to go on to graduate school and after that to do research. I also hope to travel. Dreams for the Future: My dream is to accomplish my future plans. Most Memorable Moments: I will remember goofing off back stage during Grease and Peter Pan, the Washington D.C. trip, fun tennis trips in the suburban, Ski Bus, awesome annual camping trips at Sucia, lunches in the C.C.C., really productive Leos meetings, Spirit Weeks, the Environmental Club, working at the Labs, making Watergate and Call Me, joining the ASB, Track, another awesome year of tennis and track, running for VP, Winning Homecoming floats, Deck the Hall Ball, Hiking the Grand Canyon followed by The Shins, and much more.
Friday Harbor Trading Post Friday Harbor • 378-4438
Plans for Next Year: Next year I plan on going to North Seattle Community College. Dreams for the Future: I want to become a musician and go on the road and be successful. Most Memorable Moments: Times at the beaches late at night, hanging at the Cottons, Kevin’s house, Junior year, coming into high school, Painting the rock, going to the west side, the Quarries, Roche Harbor, Fourth of July ’11.
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Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Jordan Danielle Calvert Plans for next Year: I plan to attend Evergreen State College in the fall. Dreams for the Future: I would love to become an English/Special Education teacher or an Addiction Specialist. Happiness. Most Memorable Moments: The Summer of Brandie, "It's Burnt on top! Should we throw it away?", Ethan Baird, Swoopdy you crazy!, "Awh, how cute", JR. Meeting Shyanne. Shondala! Corrupting Quinne, Cont. Lt. with Kenzie & Mal, Creative Writing Freshman Year with Spencer and Hannah, Weekends at Evergreen, Lopez top of the world, Orange Flavored StarBursts, Mt. Young hikes, I miss Joe, Harvest Crusade, GameCube, My Lil' Ice Cube, Samantha, College Fair, Shotguns on Jersday, DEVO, "I would use this PIE", Falling in and out of love, Bus rides with the twins and Alisha, That hill on Misty Isle, Doin' Pear Point, Weekends at the Prewitt's, My first tattoo, IT'S MY SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY!, Passing time at Gypsy Park, Rocio, Spokane Summers, The cracking of the vortex, Ching-lou, Prom '11, "Such Great Heights", Living to love and laughing a lot.
Brandli Law, PLLC Friday Harbor • 378-5544
Rocío Belén Carbonell Mendez
Plans for Next Year: I plan on attending Seattle Central Community College for a semester, then going off and doing AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA for 10 months, then finishing all my prerequisites at Seattle Central Community College. Then I plan on transferring to a university and studying to become a registered nurse. Dreams for the Future: My dream for the future is to be happy in my profession and in my personal life and to never let any opportunity pass me by. I want to live my life to the fullest and live a life dedicated to pleasure and happiness while being myself and never going against any of my morals. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moments in high school have been all of the hours/days/weeks spent with my friends. Every day is a new adventure for me.
King's Market Friday Harbor • 378-4505
Ryan Patrick Cole
Plans for Next Year: My plans for next year (if I can get all of the money I need through scholarships) is to go to Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Washington. I will be seeking my major in Visual Communications. I plan on receiving my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communications. Dreams for the Future: My dream is to eventually get a web designer job and make some good money and do something I would be good at and love to do! Most Memorable Moments: Some memories that I will take with me are: Senior Faculty Game, The 3 Amigops, pick-up basketball games, open gym, 2K-11, cruisin' through town playing funny music with the crew, prom, bonfires at the beach, watching the moon rise, Harper’s Island nights, movie nights, trips off-island, YoungLife, Devo, Crew (Seattle), concerts, Grease, crazy basketball shots, watching Psych, Greenhouse, raccoon hunting, cliff jumping at Eagles and being with friends & family.
Account / Ability Resources Friday Harbor • 378-6743
Victor J. Capron
Plans for Next Year: My fifth year plan is to attend the Seattle Diver’s Institute of Technology at which time I will be training for a multitude of different certifications that will allow me to work on an off shore oil rig. At least that’s the plan. Goals aren’t always supposed to be met; they’re just something to aim for. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future involve a nice return trip back to the island once I’ve successfully worked myself out of commission to a life of peace and prosperity. Most Memorable Moments: One memory that has really stuck with me has been the trips I’ve gone on with Sam and John Mcmain every spring break over the past 3 years. Each year we would fill their car with bikes and head down to Moab, Utah where we would spend about 5 days riding and enjoying the scenery.
Island Bicycles Friday Harbor • 378-4941
James Porter Chaffee Plans for Next Year: I plan to work and save up as much money as possible while going to school at Skagit Valley College for fire fighting. Dreams for the Future: To become a career firefighter and hopefully one day become a fire chief. Most Memorable Moments: Firefighting with the guys, beach days, frolf, Lawson’s, lando, all my friends, PROM, fishing, hunting, snowboarding and everything else I can’t remember.
King's Market Friday Harbor • 378-4505
Xiao Fei Tian Cooper
Plans for Next Year: Next year I will attend Western Washington University. I would like to major in Elementary Education and minor in Child Psychology. Dreams for the Future: In the future I hope to travel around the world to see more. I would like to learn Chinese and go back to China to help out in orphanages. I’ve been gifted with being able to go back; now I would like to help and give back to my orphanage. Most Memorable Moments: Throughout my four years I’ve had many memories. I can’t name just one because they're all my favorite times: track and field, plays with Dad, movies with the girls, chilling with Bigs, Sundays at work, coffee 1st period with the crew, free 5th period with the girls, Studio Art; getting lost in Studio Art, bagels with Tessa, cupcakes and Smiling like the Sun.
The Toy Box
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Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Nicholas Ryan Cotton
Plans for Next Year: Attending Grossmont Community College in San Diego, CA Dreams for the Future: To Make A Million! Not to trade hours for dollars, but to create ideas for millions. Most Memorable Moments: Walking out of High School for the last time.
Diesel America West Friday Harbor • 378-4182
Elizabeth Ivy Daniels Plans for Next Year: Possibly attend one of the schools I have applied to. Dreams for the Future: Hopefully I will find a job working with horses. Most Memorable Moments: The time I spent with horses.
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Chloe Diana Deitz
Plans for Next Year: Next year I will be attending Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Dreams for the Future: I plan on majoring in dental hygiene and hopefully one day I’ll open my own dentist office. Most Memorable Moments: High school for me was filled with wonderful adventures and memories, most of which I won’t forget! Some of my most sacred memories are the weird events that happen on field trips as well as going to the beach during lunch with my ladies.
Inter-Island Medical Center Friday Harbor • 378-2141
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Whatcom Community college in Bellingham. I am so excited to be close to home it’s a big step but I am so ready! Dreams for the Future: I aspire to be a successful working woman, hopefully someday running my own business. I want to enjoy life and everything it has to offer, I also plan on continuing my schooling after Whatcom at a four year university to get my Bachelors in Business Administration and Management. I can’t wait for this new adventure! Bellingham better get ready! Most Memorable Moments: I could go on for days! I will never ever forget the Satins, Parkless, Shondala Scott, Chloe Deitz, Jordan, Shmofie, and everyone in between! Driving around aimlessly, late nights, DER, the volvo, the whip, intimidating seniors, westside, yelling from the porch at the wrong people, summer days, the hammock, the labs, Lifetime sports, shake and bake, tennis season baby, cheerleading with the funniest girls, “neigh” kitkat, the Banry family! suburban rides, laugh attacks. I have the best friends in the world, I will never forget you, you helped me become who I am today and I love you!
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Plans for Next Year: Work on an oil rig in Texas. Most Memorable Moments: Wrestling, sophomore state meet, croozen with the buds, freshmen homecoming, ski bus, my El Camino. Becoming more of a man. All of these good times wouldn’t have been possible without Faylor, Victor, Brandon, Kyle, Will, TK, Jimmy, Neil, Austin, Gorge, Wyatt, Girl, Travis, Mallory, Bush man, Kayla, Cameron-Kia, Khaili, Marquis, C-los, Nathan, Brandon N., John, Lando, most of all Ellen. PEACEOUT F.H.!
Sunshine Laundries Friday Harbor • 378-7223
Katherine Rachel Dietzman
Plans for Next Year: I plan to attend Seattle University. Dreams for the Future: I hope that in my life I will be happy, proud, and satisfied with who I am. I want to have adventures, see the world and continue learning. Most Memorable Moments: I am very happy with my childhood experience here on the island.
Albert Jensen & Sons Shipyard Friday Harbor • 378-4343
Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Keith Allen Dimmick
Dreams for the Future: Go to a Technical School for either Marine or Auto Mechanics. Most Memorable Moments: High School was Great!
Kayla Noel Drummond Plans for Next Year: California Lutheran University. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future are to pursue a degree in Special Education and Psychology and to work with children with autism and other special needs and their families. Most Memorable Moments: Tacoma. Moving to the island. Cheerleading. Homecoming pep rallies 2010 & 2011. Deanna, Autumn and the cheer girls. Westside sunsets. Harry Potter marathon. The north star. Chris FIZZLE and Micheal DEEZY. Spirit weeks. The Dalles. Kayaking lessons with Jonathan. Camp. July 4, 2010. Taco bell “You must be really hungry.” The sophomore group. The Hungry Caterpillar. CAT. Cirque du Soleil. The labs. Bonfires at south. Senior prom. The swingset. Fwend! The Lighthouse. Purple and Gold. The Class of 2012. My loving parents. All of the things that have made me who I am today. “Do good, be good, and always love your Mama.”
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Island Paper, Inc
Samuel Willis Dunn
Plans for Next Year: Next year I plan on going to Whatcom Community College and getting a degree in criminal justice, then working in a natural resource job for two years and ultimately becoming a fish and game warden. Dreams for the Future: My biggest dream would probably be either to own a bakery in Lake Tahoe or Lake Chelan, with a big house on the lake with my private dock and boat, or to own a big mansion on a farm somewhere in Texas. Either way, a big house is involved. With lots of money… and guns. Most Memorable Moments: Wrestling for a reason, Muscle Hamster, cruzin’ tough, Linder, bonfires, lake days, Lake Chelan, Friday night lights, Colonel Marky Mark, wrestling trips, EWU football camp, Mock Trail, tulip tournament, baseball trips, Mickaayy, Mandaay, late night Mcdonald’s runs, sunsets, cruzin' with the bike crew, cupcakes.
Ace Hardware Friday Harbor • 378-4622
Christian Alexander Falls
Plans for Next Year: I plan to travel all over the world. I would like to travel all over Europe and find new beauty in it. Dreams for the Future: My dreams of the future are to go to Maritime School and get a job on a cruise ship so I can travel the world. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moments would have to be romping around in the woods, sailing down at the Gorge, my first capsize, hanging out with my friends at my house, my Buick, my first homecoming and my last prom.
Life Care Center of the San Juans Friday Harbor • 378-2117
Marga Rose Eshelman
Plans for Next Year: Westminster College to study nursing. Dreams for the Future: Float around the world in an air-balloon. Most Memorable Moments: Disney movies, many many nights at the Jenny's, crazy nights with Gabby, “Landon” and “Indie”, HORSES, adventures on the lake, 6:00, Roche, sunsets on westside, doing prom, dances, p.e. classes, 99, sailing, bumbershoot, sportsmans, false bay, ap lang, Vietnam jungle, trail rides, missing Hannah, Bellingham, Missoula, Florida, skiing in Utah, hottubing, Seattle with mom, advice from dad, baking at home, Thanksgiving, Bill, Groundhog Day, Tuesday nights, plays, stinky and chubby, doctor’s office, hiking club, Nicki, the Debacle, sailing, all my horses, math with Rhi, third boat with Aug, May 5th, Golden Triangle, gummy berrrs, rishel house weekend family, Lily, T.
Roche Harbor Resort 378-2155
Chris William Faylor
Plans for Next Year: Take a year off then go to a community college in Seattle for Culinary Arts. Dreams for the Future: To be an executive chef in a restaurant Most Memorable Moments: Working in the Kitchen with Chef Andy and Liz. Hanging out with my friends.
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Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Rhiana Amelia Franklin Plans for Next Year: I will be spending the summer promoting my EP album and then attending the University of Washington in the fall. Dreams for the Future: Go on a Headlining tour. Most Memorable Moments: Summers at Bajio with Audrey, Tuesdayyysss, the purple Subaru, Cabin nights, breaking news at Mt. Finlayson and Dork Diaries. Puddle jumping, homecoming floats, unproductive study groups, Big White, Soccer League Champs 4 years in a row and the tennis moments. Snow days, “good,” the four, concert going, 22, jen and rhi smoothie time, ski bus 2012, all the nights with the girls, melons, Becoming a part of the Castle studio family and falling in love with Nashville.
Be Chic Boutique Friday Harbor • 378-6454
Ben Robert Goodman Plans for Next Year: I plan on taking courses in musical instrument repair at a tech school in Minnesota. Dreams for the Future: I hope to someday design and build my own instruments, rather than just repair them. Most Memorable Moments: The most memorable moment in my high school career was also the first. The first thing I saw when walking into the school as a freshman was my English teacher dancing in the hallway. It was a lasting first impression.
San Juan Fitness Friday Harbor • 378-4449
Melissa Sun Joo Hickenbottom
Plans for Next Year: Attending UW and pursuing a major in Theatre Light Design and a minor in Korean. I want to work hands-on with light psychology and become fluent in my native language. Dreams for the Future: Live in South Korea, work at a major South Korean broadcasting company or entertainment company and travel as much as possible. Most Memorable Moments: Sailing regattas, practice, NOLA, Octoberfest, Turtlehead and Orcas, Aguave drive-through, 1st ever dry-capsize. HOLT-Triangle Lake, star-tripping, street fighter, potlucks, hide-n-go-seek-tag, make-up, Holt Reunion and Oaks Park. The island-brownies in a bag with Rebe, trampolines, AP study groups with Kat, AP Govt, AP Calc, Eagle Cove, skipping pennies with Fei.
Chicago Title Company Friday Harbor • 378-2126
Ana Lilia Gonzalez
Plans for Next Year: Work and travel. Dreams for the Future: My dream for the future is joining a cosmetology school. Most Memorable Moments: Brewster. Mexico. The Island. Basketball. Daniela. When I learned to swim freshman year. My second home, classroom 206. Water slides. “Give it your all”- Mrs. Shanks. Glasses. My black backpack. Pinkie promises with Kayla. Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Shanks and Simona always having patience with me. My pink boots. 12/12/10. Calling the wrong number. Church. Walk. Love. I give thanks to all the people who believe in me and tell me every day that I can do it. To my parents who will always be there when I need them. “I’m a warrior.”
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Alexander D. Halliday
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University. Dreams for the Future: In the future I hope to keep being myself, to keep enjoying the outdoors, and most of all, I hope that I can keep sailing. Most Memorable Moments: SAILING, drumming with The Sonic Vandals, ROV, SAILING, sailing New Orleans, romping down the hills at scrub land, playing music on the beach, SAILING, ski bus.
Brandli Law, PLLC Friday Harbor • 378-5544
Kyle Andrews Hills Plans for Next Year: Going to Western Washington University. Dreams for the Future: Become President. Most Memorable Moments: The off island lacrosse trips.
Islands Veterinary Clinic Friday Harbor • 378-2333
Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Emma Elvis Hulse
Plans for Next Year: Attending Evergreen State College fall 2012. Living it up in Olympia with a bunch of hippies, where I will finally feel at home. Dreams for the Future: To complete my major in sociology, conquer the world and successfully make my cat, Breakfast, a celebrity. Most Memorable Moments: Mutton chops and neck beards; Being down to clean a room or two; Karrisa parking too far from the curb; Licking pizza cutters; Feeling unhealthy in health class; Staying up all night and sleeping at lunch; Not knowing what time it is outside; Dream stream; Finally getting beaten at Mario Kart on the N64; Jorge falling asleep in Rocky’s room; Being a proud shepherd of this heard of sharks; Seat number six never getting called in algebra II, Dominating salt and vinegar chips; Washing old dishes; Check you leeter; Learning to whistle, whistling like bender; Move along mam; Wishing on eyelashes; Cutting Rocky’s hair; It’s no longer funny.
Friday Harbor Plumbing Friday Harbor • 378-2490
Lucas Christian Jagel
Plans for Next Year: I am attending Montana State University starting in the fall. Bozeman is renowned for outdoor activities, so I will be getting plenty of exercise hiking and hopefully skiing in the surrounding mountains. Dreams for the Future: I hope to graduate with a degree in computer science and am planning to go directly into the game industry. I don’t know where I would live, but my dream state is Hawaii. Most Memorable Moments: The most memorable moments of my senior career are my junior year of track and my programming internship this year. In junior year track I got to run around with some really fun people and went farther than I expected in my events. My programming internship was the most rewarding activity I did during high school and the rewards to making a successful program were indescribable.
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Rebecca Carina Leff
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and pursuing a double major in neuroscience and business. Most Memorable Moments: Being shorter than all the freshmen, Dick Barnes’ jokes, late nights doing Yearbook, La Conner shootouts, Grease ’09, White Birthday in Canada 2010, bro talks, too much time on Facebook, Glee Club, delicious S-Club food, Vermeire’s impressions during APES, endless studying with Meli, The Garlic Chronicles, Costa Rica ’09- Pura Vida, summer at Brown, bonfires, China ’10, west side sunsets, winning districts, PB&J time, Homecoming, McNairyisms, overthinking, hippie dancing, the stress ball that was Junior and Senior year, fiestas in Spanish, sneaking into the SSIS school picture, brownies in a bag, “potatoes in my mind,” waking up at 7:50 a.m. for school, being teased and tickled to the point of madness.
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Brandon Eugene Irwin
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Christopher Kolowitz Plans for Next Year: I plan on going to Bellingham Tech for the Culinary Arts then transfer to the Seattle Art Institute. Dreams for the Future: I hope to one day work in a nice restaurant and maybe own one myself one day. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moment is just hanging out with good people and great friends all year, that’s all I really cared about. All those great days at the skate park with real great friends.
Lake Kennedy McCulloch Forsyth Friday Harbor • 378-2496
Mckaila Marie Leytze
Plans for Next Year: I plan to attend Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and hopefully study neuroscience. Dreams for the Future: Become a concert pianist in my spare time. Most Memorable Moments: Calculus class. Barn animals. Basketball trips. FHHS soccer, league champs 2012. Liz’s smang it girl dance. Late night drives with Willy and Mandy. Witche’s House. Tutoring with Nathan. Prom 2012. Bonfires at South Beach. Walks on Mount. Finlayson. “We could have cropped it!” Vic’s after late night football games. Carrie Underwood concert. Family dinners with the Turnbulls. British singing voices. DH. Lady Antebellum concert. Sucia camping trips. Webassign parties at the Dunns'. Endless fun nights on this beautiful island.
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Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Jennifer Marie MacDonald Plans for Next Year: I will be studying science at either the University of Washington or the University of Victoria. Dreams for the Future: To marry John Clayton Mayer. Most Memorable Moments: Big white adventures, Mazama, GG, TUESDAYS! Cabin nights, New Year's, family trips, my lovely Danish sister Sofie Rask, island summers, Valentine’s Day, writing songs with Rhi, soap opera marathons, west side sunsets, Lady Wolverines soccer, discovering the amazing sailing team, D-riggs, dysfunctional Homecoming floats, Prom 2011, hot tubbing, finding endless cures to boredom, my wonderful horses, Ice skating and rock painting, unforgettable concerts, pancakes and smoothies, snowy wheeling, beaches and bonfires, raising Milo, talks/ times with Alex, bumpin’ in the yellow bug, near-death lake experiences, complete inappropriateness, laughing ‘til it hurt, trail riding with Marga, Fantastic Fourths, baking experiments, driving around aimlessly, awful Netflix On-Demand movies, all my second families, Grand Canyon 2012.
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Brandon David Melin
Plans for Next Year: Hopefully move down to Seattle with a friend and get a place together and I would go to the Seattle Police Department Academy. Dreams for the Future: Make it as a police officer, get stationed somewhere that I would like and slowly settle down to live a life that I could look back on and be proud of the choices and decisions that I made for the future. Most Memorable Moments: Darn… There is way to much to think of to fit all down for this tiny spot! I’d have to say hanging out with my friends, just being a goofball and late night strolls through town saying to yourself “This place is so boring!!” I couldn’t have done it all without my family and friends. So THANKS GUYS!!!
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Plans for Next Year: Possibly going to a college in Seattle, but most likely pursuing my dream of skateboarding. Dreams for the Future: My dreams are to live life to the fullest and enjoy every day. Most Memorable Moments: I will always remember Birwin, the Kromers, D-moh, Way Way, Kolowitz, Victor Cam, Bushman, Ian, Steneide, Corey “Danger” Nolan, all these young gunz, Lando RIP forever in our hearts, Meltdown, All city showdown, Montana, Minnesota, Bones, Powell, Vans, BC, WU-TANG, Mcnairy, Sawyer, Heidi McKenna, anyone else who has helped me out, peace.
Island Glass Service Friday Harbor • 378-1900
Sean Owen McLaughlin Plans for Next Year: My plan for next year is to attend Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, Montana to study metallurgical and materials engineering. Dreams for the Future: My dreams are to eventually get my Master's in the same field, get my professional engineer's certification and begin working in a field that requires metallurgical engineers. Most Memorable Moments: Some of my most memorable moments from high school are: “Literally!”, “Oh look, a potato”, track meets, the game, Relay for Life, and *slap* “You’re welcome”, among many others.
Mike Carlson Enterprises Friday Harbor • 378-4579
Larissa Nicholle Nash
Plans for Next Year: Next year I plan to attend California State University, Northridge and study business management. Dreams for the Future: My plan for the future is to open up some sort of business of my own; I'm not exactly sure what yet. I will get my life started in California and then eventually make my way back to the rock I’ve lived on my entire life. Most Memorable Moments: I will always remember the time I spent on the soccer field, wonderful Turnbull gym, Roche, Honduras trips, “are you like new or something?”, State, NASH sandwiches, Marcus, Thiz face, Bomb fires, “You’re killing me Rhi”, “WE COULD HAVE CROPPED IT!”, Mario Cart, Best Friend List, California, Tent nights, My Chiquita Banana, NASHS FOR LIFE, my soccer girls, league champs (4 Years) and all the loving and living with my family and friends during these beautiful days.
Nash Brothers Sporting Goods Friday Harbor • 378-4612
Brandon E. Nunez
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending The Skagit Valley College Culinary Program for fall 2012. Dreams for the Future: I would like to become a chef and own a restaurant someday. Most Memorable Moments: Hanging out with my boy Emmett Fowler and going on an adventure to get some Red Robin Hamburgers.
Artic Raven Gallery Friday Harbor • 378-3433
Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Savannah Grace Oberreit
Plans for Next Year: I am going to Seattle Central Community College. Dreams for the Future: I hope to major in Elementary Education and become a teacher. Most Memorable Moments: Moving, “Are you like new or something?”- Larissa, west side sunsets, “YOU SHOULD OF CROPPED IT,” twins for life- Liz Taylor, baking cakes and watching endless movies with Mandy and Mickey, cruising, “You are my absolute favorite,” cookie dough, summer adventures!, disappearing, bonfire night, gossip girl nights, pond hopping, Track and Seattle.
Vic's Driftwood Drive-In Friday Harbor • 378-8427
Cody James Pierce
Plans for Next Year: After I graduate from Friday Harbor I plan to attend Skagit Valley Community College in the fall to receive my two-year AA degree or Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) Degree. Dreams for the Future: After I graduate from Skagit Valley, I plan on coming back to FHHS as a para-educator. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moment came when I was a freshman in Mr. McNairy’s class. We had to do a project on “Evil Dictators” and I did Kim Il-Sung. I could remember having everything ready to go, and on presentation day it disappeared from my pen drive. I could remember thinking it wasn’t that big of a deal, I would just take the F and move forward, not thinking clearly that it was high school and there were also finals. Through it all, with help and support from my teachers, I was able to finish with a passing grade on the “Evil Dictator” project.
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Gabrielle Gayle Rishel
Plans for Next Year: I plan to attend University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and major in pre-law. Dreams for the Future: Jump my horse over the moon, or compete at Rolex - either one. Most Memorable Moments: Days at the barn, perfect rides on Sadie and Cryptic, horse show summers, times with my horse show family, Tuesdays, the vietnam jungle, Halloweens (2010) with KaiKai, GG Mondays, best best friend, “Don’t jump Beans!”, concerts, nights with my other half, phone call-worthy conversations, Bellingham nights, reminiscing while stargazing, basketball bus rides, Europe 2011, Hawaii 2012, Lake Chelan, Big White, homecoming and prom (planning), nights with all of the boys at home, sunsets, gummy berrss, cabin nights, Rolex 2008, CCC, family dinners, lunch dates, May 5th, candid calc quotes, and any other great thing that has happened on this wonderful little island I call home.
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Audrey Ellen Olshefsky
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, most likely working toward a degree in biological engineering. Dreams for the Future: I want to sail around the world. Most Memorable Moments: Lady Wolverines soccer, basketball, Big White: Day Four, if all else fails – we bail, sailing trips, Friends Don’t Let Friends Sail FJs – wait what? Reticular, The Debacle. Studying for Orca Bowl and studying for Orca Bowl, tombolo, Little Bro Bro, the Congo? X. Y. W. La Rioja, la Dante, soy feliz, siamo fuori, tango, the Gorge, Driver’s Ed with Betsy, Paige and Taylor, melons with Rhi, Waka Waka with my Danish Babuska, Gossip Girl, Mount Finlayson, puddle jumping and Dork Diaries, the labs, the Fantastic Fourths, Death Cab For Cutie, Let’s play tag! The Grand Canyon and the Fountain of Youth.
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Hayden Aloysius Place
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Western Washington University. Dreams for the Future: Marry Katy Perry. Most Memorable Moments: Baseball and tennis trips, the plays, Austin’s house, Tyler’s house, cabin nights, the nest, Super Smash Bros, prom, zombies, Borderlands with Parks, Intrepid, Ireland, Big White, and all of the amazing people I’ve known over the years.
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Dakota Armando Rosales
Plans for Next Year: Moving back to Southern California to begin pursuing my career as a police officer. Dreams for the Future: After serving my years as a police officer, I plan to represent my country as a politician. Most Memorable Moments: My senior year on the basketball team, winning our home playoff game and all those pickup basketball games at Sunken Park with Parker and Ryan.
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Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Mackenzie Delynn Satin
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Washington State University this coming fall. Dreams for the Future: I have yet to decide what I would like to major in, or what I want to become. But I imagine myself finding a career which I enjoy, in order for me to live a happy and successful life. Most Memorable Moments: Big White ’08. New Years ’10. Drivers Ed, Ms.Moulton’s geometry class, Freak outs, ski bus. Off island trips, Oregon, being awkward, cruise, frolf course, Young life, the labs, tennis trips, lizzy’s 30 minute naps, 24/10, Westside sunsets, fwend! CCC, airport run, oranges, man cave, first time at Mallory’s, wedding, the cabin, 17th birthday, summer bike rides, one tree hill, Europe, Vegas Night. shake n bake! These are just a few memories I will never forget!
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Shondala Rene Scott
Plans for Next Year: I plan on moving back to San Antonio to attend University of Texas and major in early childhood development and minor in business management. Dreams for the Future: In the future I hope to be a proud business owner. I don't know what kind of business I want to own yet I just want to be my own boss. Most Memorable Moments: Working in the kitchen with Chef Andy and Liz, also going to the beach with my girls.
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Carlos Horacio Tapia
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending the Art Institute of Seattle in October 2012. A part-time job will most likely be an option, as the school has many connections throughout Seattle. Maybe I’ll take up an internship and begin to take my first professional steps into the industry. Dreams for the Future: Once I graduate from AIS, I will pursue my dream of becoming a well-known, respected chef by working in the industry, earning my pay as well as more experience. Then I plan to return to school and work for a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management. Most Memorable Moments: The past four years have been interesting and I will miss every moment I’ve spent with good friends, great teachers and an amazing family. I wouldn’t change the memories made here for anything. I guess in the end, this place allowed me to grow up into who I am now and it is someone who I am darn proud of.
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Parker Jordan Satin
Plans for Next Year: I am still deciding what I am going to be doing for my fifth year plan. Although I am not positive I am leaning towards going to Skagit Valley Community College for my basic education. While going there I will be working and preparing financially for college. Doing this will give me the experience of living on my own and make me more prepared for college. Dreams for the Future: Everyone has dreams; some are obtainable and some not so much. I want to do something that I really do enjoy and have fun doing it. I plan on doing something where I can be active, outside and especially warm! Most Memorable Moments: Tennis trips and games and of course Dick Barnes is where I’ve had a lot of memorable moments. If I had more space I’d talk about more!
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Connar Ray Smith
Plans for Next Year: Next year I am attending Californian Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. I am very excited about attending this school and seeing where life will take me. Dreams for the Future: Although I have many dreams and aspirations, chief among them is a desire to one day change the world. I am hoping that a career in civil engineering will allow me to make this difference. Hopefully one day I will positively affect how our civilization interacts with the environment. Most Memorable Moments: To capture all the great times and many laughs that I have enjoyed in the last four years in a single paragraph would be simply impossible. Yet, there are a few that stand out in my memory and I doubt I will ever forget them: swimming at the quarries, walking on the docks, running the gravel pit, goofing off with friends, late night adventures, CCC free periods, Tuesdays and Friday night games.
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Plans for Next Year: I plan to go to Central University of Washington to major in the field of medicine. Dreams for the Future: My dream for the future is to become a nurse and work my way up to be a doctor. Most Memorable Moments: Going to state for softball, ten-running all three teams in Tri-Districts, bonfires, volleyball at Jacksons', my best friends Larissa, Savannah, Kelsey, Mandy, Kyle, and Mickey. Bus rides, singing everywhere I went, Kevin Carlton, prom, going to sunset, summer adventures, girls night, cruising around, ferry rides, blue eyes, “That’s funny Liz huh,” Tom Ryan and my teams throughout the years.
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Friday Harbor High School 2012 Graduates Kelsey Rose Nielsen Thornton
Amanda Sue Turnbull
Plans for Next Year: Western Washington University. Dreams for the Future: Maybe something in the Environmental or Psychology field. Most Memorable Moments: Sunsets at West Side. Late night Disney movies at Zoe’s house with Chels, Paige, Mal, Corny, and Bird. Runaway. Singing in the car. Freshman year with Larry and Lizz. Bear and Bee. BBQs at the beach. Never-ending sophomore summer. Wheelin’ in the Nissan, “It just won’t die!” Camping on Orcas. Mud from head to toe. Rodeo. Nuclear Cowboyz. Two girls, one kayak. Cinnamon challenge. JOB. Jersey Shore with Snookie and LWoww. Windy days at South. Baking cookies with Charli and John. Noodle nights. Doodle Bears. Getting lost in the Cadi. The ginger clan. Tractor boys with Marissa. Swan Princesses! Lawn mowers at midnight. Squishy. Country Girls. Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Megaphone. Sushi with the sister and cousins. Just to name a few.
Plans for Next Year: I am excited about attending Gonzaga University and am not sure what I want to study. Dreams for the Future: My dream is to travel the world with Willy. Most Memorable Moments: Basketball 08-11; League Champs 09,11. Late night hikes up Mt. Finlayson. Bonfires. Soccer 08-11; League Champs. Baking cake at Savannah’s. DH. Carrie Underwood; Lady Antebellum. Little barn animals. Ice cream at Roche. Family dinners/poker nights. British singing voice… all summer long. Bode & Bella. Sucia Island; late night discussions. Basketball bus rides; singing with Lizz. Birthday posters. Big C & Little C. Summer Jam. Late night McDonald's runs with Willay and Mickay. Cousin game/movie nights. High jump mat naps; track family. Dead Man’s Bay. Shoreline game. My second family. I will never forget the beautiful west side sunsets and all the great times I had on this amazing island.
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Jordyn Leah Williams
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Chapman University and majoring in studio art. Dreams for the Future: I’m not sure what career I’ll end up doing, but I’m excited to explore new things in college and have that decided in the next few years. Most Memorable Moments: Island summers, Chelan, West Side sunsets, Prom ’11, Prom ’12, jerkin music with Kayla, British accents and spittin’ phattie rhymes with Sierra, growing up with Devyn, sophomore year, Rainah, love life problems with Marga and deep discussions in math class, reconnecting with Jacklyn and becoming close with Katie and Emma, Stacie, volleyball, tennis trips, always dying to get off the island, but missing it the minute I leave.
Malcolm Marcus Hannis Wynn
Plans for Next Year: Next year I plan to attend Washington State University to work towards a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. I want to use my free time to join clubs and intramural sports teams for fun. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future include being able to retire comfortably and easily support my family. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moments are all from track & field. The track team has been the one group I really fit into and the people I’ve ran, jumped, and thrown beside have become almost like a family to me
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Spring Street International High School 2012 Graduates Robert Michael Barnes
Plans for Next Year: Next year I plan to get off the island! I’m going to be attending Southern Oregon University, where I will be furthering my education in anything that strikes me as interesting. While I’m not quite sure what my passion is yet, I hope to be discovering it soon. Dreams for the Future: I want to travel the world (probably starting in Thailand), and take in as much of it as I possibly can. In terms of a career, I hope to spend my life doing something that I love and care about. I want to make a positive impact on the world and the people around me. Most Memorable Moments: Some of my most memorable moments are: sunny days spent lounging around in the grass, west side sunsets with friends, Scrubland adventures, romping down Mt. Young, midnight shenanigans, the South Beach cliffs, polar bear swims on January 1st, jamming…
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Ryung Kyung Cho Plans for Next Year: I am an international student and I will be attending college in the United States. Dreams for the Future: I want to have a good time in college and make new friends. I’d like to study abroad some time in the next few years. Eventually, I want to work in the fashion industry as an editor and a photographer for a fashion magazine. I am going to work hard to achieve my dream, and I look forward to big changes in my life. Most Memorable Moments: When I first arrived three years ago; being welcomed by Spring Streeters, even though I am from Korea; internship in Italy, the Southwest trip; almost every day at Cafe Demeter; turkey sandwich, house hot chocolate mocha, London Fog, Farmer’s Market; performing at the Annual Spring Fling Auction; and being REBORN.
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Reuben Mario Delay
Plans for Next Year: I plan to attend Saint Mary’s College of California, where I hope to find my calling. Dreams for the Future: I want to find a fulfilling job that allows me to continue traveling. Most Memorable Moments: Every Spring Street trip, sunsets at west side, bonfires at Forrest’s house, Island Hoppin’, “The gravel pile”, Meltdown.
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Marta Wondason Bill
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Lawrence University next fall in Appleton, Wisconsin. I’m interested in majoring in political science.
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Claire Taylor Norris Crawbuck
Plans for Next Year: This fall I will be attending Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where I will be studying pre-med and biology. I also hope to minor in Spanish and/or Environmental Science. Dreams for the Future: I plan on traveling a lot more, to see parts of the world I have not yet explored. I hope to pick up many languages along the way. Afterwards I hope that I can lead a comfortable life. Most Memorable Moments: Even though at times things have been hard, I will look back at my SSIS experience fondly. All of the late night chats, smells of cherries, pizza-eating contests, underwear flags, hair straightening, trampolines, Jesus lizards, Samuc Champey, sitting on the roofs of buses, Lion King, chiz, cheese-like noses, discotheques, fireflies, backpacking, laughing, llama, good Thai food, Karki’s, Carpe Diem, Himalayan spider, Dalai Lama, fireworks, trek, late night swim, amazing grapes, walking, playa, Spanish school, mosques, nine-hour car trips: all are moments that helped make me who I am today.
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Joan Evelyn Downs
Plans for Next Year: I think that I will go to a community college somewhere in Washington and get my AA degree, and then transfer to another college. Dreams for the Future: I would like to go to Walla Walla University and also do more volunteer work abroad. Most Memorable Moments: I enjoyed volunteering at an orphanage in Peru, where I played with the children, and a refugee camp in Thailand on the Burma boarder, where I painted bamboo boards with oil paint and I got paint on my pants, too. Trying to organize kids living in a slum near Dharamsala, India to paint a table was fun too.
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Spring Street International High School 2012 Graduates Julianne Hagn
Plans for Next Year: Next year I will be attending St. Olaf College in Minnesota as a psychology major. Dreams for the Future: Enjoy college. Graduate school. Make a difference. Travel. Swiss Alps. Friends, friends, friends. Dance. Sing. Play. Most Memorable Moments: SSIS backpacking/kayaking Trips, Cuye in Peru, Grease ’09, summer road trips, Disneyland with the girls, classes with Ted, Bob, nights in Seattle, Sound of Music ’12, Santa Barbara, flying trapeze, My Fair Lady ’10, nights in the man cave, Harry Potter midnight showings, backstage antics and becoming an auntie.
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Sue Jeong Lee
Plans for Next Year: I will be a pre-biology major at UC Santa Barbara. Dreams for the Future: I would like to continue pursuing academic excellence for a long time. Yet I just want to be happy, with not much to regret in my life. Most Memorable Moments: Those moments when you realize how incredible it is to be human and to be alive, to love, when you feel so loved and loving and definitely when you are standing on your two feet watching the gorgeous view on this island.
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Friday Harbor Home Schooled 2012 Graduate
Marissa Genette Hubbard
Plans for Next Year: Next year, I plan to stay on the island and work all year while living with my dad. Dreams for the Future: The year after next, I plan on applying for a gap year program with Projects Abroad and going to Thailand to do Marine Conservation on the coast for at least three months, maybe more. When I return to the island, I will apply for college here on the West Coast and major in marine biology or oceanography. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moments were all of the times that I traveled with the school. I loved my home stays in Peru, Guatemala and Spain. It was amazing to be able to experience all of the different cultures and it has inspired me to travel more in the future!
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Kevin Roman Malone Plans for Next Year: I will be going to the University of Kentucky and taking prerequisites for nursing, with a minor in Spanish. Dreams for the Future: I want to do some traveling during college. I want to attend graduate school and work abroad as a remote health-care provider. I would also like to get involved in research. Most Memorable Moments: Getting to be the substitute Spanish teacher for Spanish I, II, and III; making chorizo in Spain, living in the Canary Islands and going to Victoria Canada and the Gulf Islands.
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Plans for Next Year: Attend Oregon State University with plans to transfer to the University of Florida to complete a professional pre-med degree in Entomology and Public Health. Dreams for the Future: Serve as a medical doctor in a rural area, hopefully coming back to the islands at some point to serve as a general practitioner. Most Memorable Moments: Moving to the island in Sept. '09! Serving as S-Club Vice President, Prom '12 with Malcolm, registering to vote, walks with the Friday Walkers, finding the cave at English Camp, my internship at the National Park. All our outside furry friends, playing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at Bellevue Farms for a wedding, learning to drive on Redoubt Rd., Biology with Prof. DeRoos at Skagit. Teaching guitar lessons to my students, Reading Buddies at the Library, volunteering at the Life Care Center, winning the American Legion Constitution Essay Contest, walks at South Beach, watching Tenas for Doug and Elizabeth, composing my first guitar pieces, all the great people who wrote my college recommendation letters… Thank you for believing in me. And finally, for having the best Mom in the world…thanks for seeing me through!
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Griffin Bay High School 2012 Graduates Eric Espinoza
Plans for the Future: To find a job working with computers somewhere off island. Dreams for the Future: To find a nice girl and settle down doing a job I can enjoy but that also allows me to live a nice and comfortable life. Most Memorable Moments: Double Movie Friday Madness with a library on the side and a late night shopping spree for milk and video games. Dancing for Monarca and meeting my best friend, Skyler, and going to homecoming with her.
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George R. Ploghoft Plans for the Future: I plan on working for two years to save up money for when I join U.S. Customs as soon as I turn 21. Dreams for the Future: To have a big house, more guns than I know what to do with and a nia fishin’ boat.
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Rowan Avery Reitan Plans for the Future: To attend culinary school at NECI (New England Culinary Institute), to own vineyard and meet a saucy woman. Dreams for the Future: 1. To become a cabana boy. 2. To write a New York Times bestselling novel about my adventures as a cabana boy. Most Memorable Moments: Jokes and Jokes and Jokes and Jokes.
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Skagit Valley College ~ San Juan Center 2012 Graduates Patrick Moll-Nevins
Plans for the Future: I consider myself very fortunate to have had the educational experience that Skagit Valley College has to offer at the satellite campuses of San Juan and South Whidbey. I have been accepted to Western Washington University’s Human Services program. Dreams for the Future: Returning to the work force in a capacity to affect positive and helpful change in our community. Most Memorable Moments: As I begin the next step in my education I look back on the last few years with real gratitude for the friendships, the lessons, the opportunity that SVC provided for me and encourage anyone of any age to pursue their educational goals. It’s never too late.
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Plans for the Future: My time at Skagit was unique amongst my college experiences. All of the staff were friendly, informative and useful. Dreams for the Future: I would like to continue here but would also like to use my new skills at a four-year college to find a field of study that I’m interested in pursuing. Most Memorable Moments: I especially enjoyed the math classes with Michael Balise, biology with Dr. de Roos and history with Ralph Hahn.
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Plans for the Future: Skagit Valley College has helped me stay on the island and has allowed me to pursue undergraduate research opportunities at the UW Friday Harbor Marine Labs. Eventually I plan to get my Bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College and then my Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Washington. Dreams for the Future: I dream of moving back to Alaska, continuing to work on algae, owning a little island, clear nights, new moons and bigger telescopes. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable experiences include finding a microfossil conodont at South Beach for my oceanography final project, the geology field trips, studying the immune system in biology and long nights spent with my calculus book.
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Plans for the Future: I plan to continue living here and working next year then attending a veterinary technician school or a school for natural horsemanship. Dreams for the Future: Eventually I’d like to start a rescue ranch for horses and open up the doors to abused foster children. Most Memorable Moments: My memorable moments include my family, all my friends at the barn, rehabilitating and training Kniki, helping with all the rescues at States Inn, craft night, road trips, summers, sunsets, my horses Repeat and Friday, dog walks, and all of the awesome people on this island that have made an impact on my life.
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Orcas High School 2012 Graduates Macklin Samuel R. Blackburn
Plans for Next Year: I am attending WWU, where I have entered the music program and will earn a music minor. I haven’t decided on a major yet but have considered anthropology, geology, or linguistics. Dreams for the Future: I hope to find a specific area of study that really interests me and concentrate on that. I have also considered going to grad school after earning a bachelor’s degree. Most Memorable Moments: Playing music with my friends and the orchestra. Also, anything Miles McCloskey did (I mean the funny stuff).
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Christopher Owen Ghazel
Plans for Next Year: Next year I plan to take some time off of school to focus on music. After that, I want to go to school to study audio engineering. Dreams for the Future: In my future, I hope to have a career doing what I love— music. Most Memorable Moments: Playing music with friends. Summer days at the lake.
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Robin Patrick Gropp Plans for Next Year: Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Studying biology and environmental science, music, spanish, art. Sailing on the college team. Dreams for the Future: Travel the world, climb mountains, make things, learn languages, live by the sea, mess around in boats, get an education, eat good food, breathe fresh air, have good friends, do something for others, grow old and have lots of great stories. Most Memorable Moments: Childhood with the West Sound Gang, Costa Rica, playing music, soccer, bike rides, sailing regattas, mountain trips with my dad, nighttime expeditions, spending time on/in/by the water, cooking with friends, exploring, sledding and snowforts, Japan, spending time with all of the amazing people here that have been my friends, mentors and heroes. And everything else that I am forgetting but will never forget.
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Randall J. Boetger Plans for Next Year: Attend Mt. Hood Community College. Dreams for the Future: Become a sports journalist and become an underwater videographer. Most Memorable Moments: Going to the T-dome. Scuba diving in the Carribean.
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Jacob A. Griffith
Plans for Next Year: I plan to work and run more 10K’s and half marathons after graduation. Dreams for the Future: I would like to do a Rock and Roll half marathon, and go camping and running in Yosemite. Most Memorable Moments: Running my first half marathon in Friday Harbor in 2009, the Lake Padden trail half last October, shop with Mr. Padbury, Biology and Zoology with Mr. Books, Jake’s Cafe, and my work study at Moran State Park.
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Tyler Kekoaokekai Jensen
Plans for Next Year: Moving back to the Bay area and attending City College of San Francisco. Dreams for the Future: Walk on to a 4-year university, major in electrical engineering, minor in Business. Go to tech school for auto body work. Most Memorable Moments: Moving to Orcas Island changed everything in a good way, crazy out here. The Island Cup and the T-Dome were both amazing and I am glad I got to be a part of them. NFHFS.
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Orcas High School 2012 Graduates Elijah A. Jones
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Dreams for the Future: Living in Luxury! I want to get out and experience the world. Most Memorable Moments: Going to live performances with my friends, going to Cape Cod with the Phalans, football, summers on Orcas with my friends: too many to list.
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Katrina Joy Lindgren
Plans for Next Year: My plans for next year are to finish out my basics at Skagit Valley Community College so that I can major in Human Services at Evergreen. I’ll be working part time in a nursing home as a caregiver. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future include getting married as I’m recently engaged and finishing my schooling to end up in my dream job at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the rehab facility for disabled persons. Most Memorable Moments: My most memorable moment is probably the last day of our OPI trip in 6th grade. We all scooched together on to a couch for a photograph but ended up like that for hours! Our class has been together since kindergarten and couldn’t be closer.
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Susanne Elizabeth Mietzner
Plans for Next Year: My plans for next year are to go to Central Washington University. There I hope to enter the ROTC air force program as a pilot or to go into the medical field. Dreams for the Future: I mostly live in the now but in the future I hope to have an enjoyable college experience and to leave college with a good job lined up that I love. Most Memorable Moments: There are so many, some are in my senior will, and the rest are too long to write down, but I will remember all the fun adventures I’ve had here on Orcas.
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Ashley Lyn Klein
Plans for Next Year: Next year, I plan to attend Washington State University, Pullman. Dreams for the Future: In the future I hope to either graduate from the Veterinary program offered at WSU and become a Vet, or become something else in the medical field. Most Memorable Moments: One of my most memorable moments would have to be in 2009 when my soccer team won state and actually that entire season was amazing. I will also never forget any of the many amazing stories that my friends and I have created.
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Abigail Lynne Lucas
Plans for Next Year: I’m going to attend Paroba Beauty School for a year in Everett, WA. I plan on enhancing my cosmetology skills so I can have a dependable job so I can support myself and then continuing my education at WSU. Dreams for the Future: I would like to travel after I finish all of my schooling and enjoy great success with my family and friends. Most Memorable Moments: Going out with my friends driving around and enjoying ourselves, cheerleading at the Tacoma Dome, getting low with Dennis at Tolo, going on adventures with Sierra, painting the senior barn with my class, going to all the island homecomings this year with Rocio, hopping the fence to Melia’s almost every night, and every summer in high school spent with fun people.
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Claire Liane O’Neill
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending the University of San Francisco. Dreams for the Future: I plan to continue my education to become an orthodontist but I’ll also make sure I find plenty of time to travel. Most Memorable Moments: Freshman initiation with my seniors, TA for Coach Dahl, hell week, homecoming week, making music videos, Turtleback, senior camping trip & pool party, NY and Japan trips, driving around the island and EVERY moment spent with my best friend Kathryn Tidwell.
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Orcas High School 2012 Graduates Robert Emanuel Padbury
Plans for Next Year: Attend Western Oregon University Dreams for the Future: Inspire as many people as I can to just relax and smile. Most Memorable Moments: Too many to keep track of.
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Aubrey Rose Freida Piaget Plans for Next Year: I plan to take a gap year consisting of traveling abroad, hopefully working and discovering what I want to study in college. Dreams for the Future: I hope to become successful in what ever career path I choose to follow, have a life full of happiness and white sand beaches! Most Memorable Moments: Coming back to Orcas Island High School / Traveling abroad to Guatemala. My whole senior year!
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Huxley Ann Smart
Plans for Next year: I will be attending University of Washington and studying Biology. Dreams for the Future: Experience the world through Doctors Without Borders while continuing to learn as much as possible. I want to look back on my life someday and be able to say, “Not bad.” Most Memorable Moments: The countless times I’ve laughed with my classmates. Winning soccer state in the 10th grade. Experiencing Japan with an awesome group. Learning so much from some of the best teachers and coaches around.
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Keenan James Phalan Plans for Next Year: Next year I am going to Corvallis Oregon to attend Oregon State University. Dreams for the Future: Live life to the fullest and learn all I can. Hopefully what I learn will help me stay finacially secure and stay happy. Most Memorable Moments: Out of the thousands of great times I’ve had with all my friends I think football and snowboarding made some the of the best memories.
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Aubrey Cosmos Schermerhorn
Plans for Next Year: I am attending Whatcom or Skagit Valley Community College. Dreams for the Future: To have a successful career. Most Memorable Moments: Football, basketball, skating, snowboarding, working out, going to the lake and hanging out with friends.
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Sofie Clure Thixton
Plans for Next Year: Attend Scripps College in Claremont, California, where I plan on studying either engineering, medicine, or environmental studies. I’m excited to explore all they have to offer and learn what field I want to focus on, as well as meet plenty of interesting, amazing people! Dreams for the Future: Travel everywhere, be octo-lingual. Join the Peace Corps or do Doctors Without Borders. Find something creative and fulfilling to spend my time doing, maybe even saving the world. Most Memorable Moments: Winning state 2009, Japan 2012, so many laughs with friends, painting the barn, growing up on Orcas Island.
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Orcas & Orcas Christian High School 2012 Graduates Kathryn L. Tidwell
Plans for Next Year: Attend the University of Washington and major in aeronautical/aerospace engineering. Dreams for the Future: Become an aeronautical engineer, learn to fly helicopters, make billions, retire in Hawaii. Most Memorable Moments: Volleyball, basketball, and softball teams; summers at the lake; crazy times with my best friends Claire, Sofie, and Huxley.
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Kelsey McLucas Whitaker
Plans for Next Year: I will be going to Skagit Valley College to become a chef. Dreams for the Future: I hope to one day own a restaurant so I can show the world my love of cooking. Most Memorable Moments: Winning the student chef competition, being the Freshman Homecoming Princess, being an OHS Cheerleader, being on the OHS golf team and softball team and helping out at Awanas and other church events.
Mikail Alexi Van Maren
Plans for Next Year: To Visit Costa Rica, start working, plan for life. Dreams for the Future: Enjoy life. Be remembered. Most Memorable Moments: Basically anything involving our class, you guys are awesome! Days at the lake, car tag, top of the world, summers with my friends, senior skip periods, painting the barn, cookie thursdays with Ry, brentwood, regionals, and growing up with the coolest people ever.
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Orcas Christian High School 2012 Graduates
Pizzeria Portofino Eastsound • 376-2085
Effie Beatrix Johnson Plans for Next Year: Take a year off! Dreams for the Future: I would like to study art in college, and maybe become an illustrator. I also enjoy writing, so I may end up doing something with that as well. Most Memorable Moments: Enjoying long conversations with my parents and fun times with friends.
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Plans for Next Year: I am taking a gap year to travel and do service work. Dreams for the Future: Be a kindergarten teacher and a mom. Raise my kids in the same enchanting wonderment that I grew up in here on Orcas. And, of course, live happily ever after. Most Memorable Moments: Talks with my sisters and the High 5 too, building our house, and being silly with Roo. Dances and sleepovers and Turtleback hiking, Awana, Chelan, and being a Viking. The OCS family, Costa Rican fun. Thank you Orcas Island for all that you’ve done.
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Oasis & Lopez High School 2012 Graduates Sheriah White-Swartout
Plans for Next Year: Deciding between college or traveling to Eugene for work. Dreams for the Future: Become a child psychologist with a working therapy dog so that I can help others. Most Memorable Moments: Too many to choose just one.
The Office Cupboard Eastsound • 376-2378
Lopez High School 2012 Graduates
Plans for Next Year: Community College in Northern California. Dreams for the Future: Have a good career either dealing with animals or skin care. I hope to eventually settle down and have a family somewhere in the Northwest after traveling to different countries and seeing what all is out there. Most Memorable Moments: Western Civ., Prom ‘09, Tolo ‘09, Oasis, senior camping trip, every summer throughout high school, lunch period adventures, Val and Collister life talks.
The Office Cupboard Eastsound • 376-2378
Plans for Next Year: Take a semester off then attend college second semester of next school year. Dreams for the Future: Get a job in the tech industry. Most Memorable Moments: Free.
Lopez Village Market Lopez Island • 468-2237
Angelo Cly Plans for Next Year: Take some time off and start off from scratch. Then see where the road will take me. Dreams for the Future: World Peace. Most Memorable Moments: Everyday was memorable.
Lopez Family Resource Center Lopez Island • 468-4117
Plans for Next Year: I’m going to live in Northern Europe where I will work or apprentice on a farm and/or in a restaurant. I will do this anywhere between one and three years, after which I plan to go to business school. Dreams for the Future: My dream is to have a farm where I grow my own wheat and grind my own flower and make my own pasta, have cows to milk so I can make my own cheese, vineyards so I can make my own wine, and have whatever other crops or animals I want to make my own products. On this farm I would have a restaurant/shop where all of my products would be sold, my principle product being all kinds of pasta. That’s my dream. Most Memorable Moments: Bumbershoot '09, especially Monday; so many soccer moments, but most of all our victory against Orcas in Everett in '08, then witnessing the '08 election at the community center that night; Mexico; eating pasta for the first time; adventures of Feb. break '10; winter arts night '10 (my first band performance); finding the peak; my dinners for Italy at The Bay; seeing Venice for the first time; nights in Salerno; Explosions in The Sky; Montreal; outdoor excursions in the Lopez summer sun; and many more.
Blossom Grocery Lopez Island • 468-2204
Lopez High School 2012 Graduates Dana Cram
Plans for Next Year: I’m heading off to Montana State University, where I hope I will find something to start a career in. I’m excited to go somewhere new, with a different location and different people. Dreams for the Future: I just want my future to go smoothly. I want to find myself a home, a solid career, maybe get a dog and find a nice manfriend. Also, I plan on playing a lot of Xbox in the future. Most Memorable Moments: Ah, there are so many! I went to Japan for two weeks during my junior year and that was definitely an amazing and enlightening trip that I’ll never forget. Also, over the course of my high school career, I’ve grown close to different people and found friendship in unexpected people. Some of my best memories are with my friends; I love them all so much and I’ll miss them dearly when I’m off at college.
Spencer's Landing Marina Lopez Island • 468-2077
Plans for Next Year: I might be working with my dad in property management. I also might do some online college classes at Bellevue College. Dreams for the Future: Have a decent paying job that is enjoyable. Be able to pay rent that starts in September 2012. Most Memorable Moments: Hanging out with my classmates at school. Graduating from high school.
Lopez Islander Resort Lopez Island • 468-2233
Matthew Skye Haber
Plans for Next Year: For the upcoming year I plan to enjoy myself and live life to the fullest, following my impulses to the random and awesome places they lead. I will be attending Cornell University continuing to learn, growing as a person, and hopefully joining the ski team. Whatever happens its going to be good. Dreams for the Future: I would enjoy being a berry farmer or energy bar creator once I settle down. Until that long distant day I aspire to become a late blossoming ping pong sensation, write elegant poetry, meet and enjoy the company of interesting people and at some point be a backup dancer. Most Memorable Moments: Elementary in ARC, especially the field trips, Being football league champs, visiting Japan and Nicaragua, skiing with my brother, many years of Bumbershoot, the Design your own field trip class with Huck Philips, meeting David Cross, backpacking, dancing in weight training and all the beautiful Lopez summers.
Islander's Bank Lopez Island • 468-2295
Plans for Next Year: Attending The Evergreen State College in the fall. There I hope to branch out and learn about myself as well as my academic interests: natural medicine, human nature and how that relates to our heath. I hope to find a place that I can be happy and content in. Dreams for the Future: Traveling. Central and S. America are of special interest to me, returning to Germany to visit my host family/friends. After college and traveling I hope to have found a place that I can call home and to start to build a more permanent life. Strong community is very important to me and I hope to be fortunate enough to find that again. Right now I want to practice some form of natural medicine and psychology. To live every moment to its potential. Most Memorable Moments: Beach walks, van rides to state, setting H.S. track records, first day of full sunny weather, sophomore soccer, junior year in Germany, traveling thru Japan; the last night, laughing over something ridiculous, community Northwesterner’s, summer solstice celebrations, my coming of age, reuniting with family after being abroad, making dinners, sauna nights and all other memories and experiences.
Laura Tuttle, Attorney Friday Harbor • 378-2801
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Hendrix College in Arkansas in the fall. Dreams for the Future: I hope to be doing something that feeds my fire and helps me to be the best that I can be. Whatever I am doing, I know that I will singing and sharing my music with whoever wishes to join me. I hope to have a career that is different every day, allows me to build fulfilling relationships with a wide range of people and keeps me smiling through my days. Most Memorable Moments: Bumbershoot festivals, Jam for Japan, basketball State 2010, beating Orcas soccer team in Districts, The Laramie Project, playing Edgar in King Lear, The Nicaragua Trip, Japan Trip, Road Trip down the Oregon Coast, playing music in the band, Mexico with Arlen, Common Market concerts, meeting Ra Ra Riot, Passion Pit concert, meeting David Cross, going to Montana with Willy, all of the dads and kids boat trips, juggle fests, my Coming of Age adventure, playing music with Greg Abbott, and most of all, the endless hours spent bumming around with my best buddies.
Catherine Washburn Memorial Association Lopez Island • 468-3166
Plans for Next Year: Attend Western Washington University. Dreams for the Future: Earn a degree; make a career out of helping and bettering people’s lives. Most Memorable Moments: Soccer, Basketball, Golf, summer Younglife camps, Superbowl parties, 4th of July funness, my Sweet Sixteen and 17th , working in an orphanage in Mexico, traveling to Nicaragua with my Spanish class, Japan trip with my classmates and Orcas, Homecoming, Prom, Disneyland!, epic adventures with my closest friends, loudest dance parties and having the bestest girl’s nights.
Hobi Plumbing Lopez Island • 468-3952
Lopez High School 2012 Graduates Keldon Jardine
Plans For Next Year: Go to North Idaho College, degree in Law Enforcement. Play Basketball For the college. Join the Army Reserve. Become a Cop. Go active duty. Dreams for the Future: I want to make a career out of the military. But after that my dream is to coach high school or small college basketball. Most Memorable Moments: Freshman year season of basketball my first three point bucket. In 2010, going to the state basketball tournament, starting with my brother. 2012 being the first football team to go undefeated. Seattle Sports awards, when thousands of people gave us a standing ovation.
Lopez Island • 468-2874
Plans for Next Year: I will be going to Central Washington University where I intend to major in Paramedicine. Dreams for the Future: To be working as a Paramedic Firefighter. Most Memorable Moments: Playing football with the boys. Being a volunteer firefighter on Lopez.
Plans for Next Year: This fall I will be attending Whatcom Community College and taking dance classes at a local studio. Dreams for the Future: I’m planning on transferring to an art college to continue studying dance. My dream is to become a dance teacher and I also want to create my own work as a choreographer. Most Memorable Moments: LICC, Patos Island, Ballet, Tap and Hip-Hop, Wizard of Oz rehearsals, swimming with my brothers, Dream Team, church camping trips, playing Barbie with my sisters, kayaking, volunteering at the museum and library, Prom 2008, Alaska 2011, my 18th birthday party, Not Back to School Camp, Sunset Lake Camp and being homeschooled.
Doug James Floor Covering Lopez Island • 468-2460
Plans for Next Year: I plan to attend Skagit Valley Community College for 2 years then transfer to a four year university in hopes of having a career in advertising or marketing. Dreams for the Future: To be happy. Most Memorable Moments: Fouling out of my last basketball game at state. Having gnarly laugh attacks in the middle of the night with my best friends. Tap recitals. Driving around the island with friends listening to our music way too loud.
Friday Harbor Dentistry
Islands Marine Center
Friday Harbor • 378-4944
Plans for Next Year: I plan to attend Central Washington University. Dreams for the Future: I want to go to an art school and become a Photo journalist and be able to travel and develop more photography skills. Most Memorable Moments: Going to Japan. 8th grade trip along the coast. Attending Camp Nor'wester. Greg's Photography classes.
Sunset Builders Supply Lopez Island • 468-2241
Lopez Island • 468-3377
Plans for Next Year: Go to Western Washington University to study kinesiology. Possibly join the military. Dreams for the Future: Become an athletic trainer or a coach at a big college or professional team. Continue to play basketball until I’m dead. Marry my girlfriend and have two boys that go to the NBA. Most Memorable Moments: 2011 football season, 2010 basketball state, scoring the last bucket in our first ever boys win at state basketball, putting out a structure fire with my buds, camping with my family, camping with the Dyes.
Windermere Real Estate Lopez Island • 468-3366
Lopez High School 2012 Graduates Vilina Sanburn-Bill
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Northeastern University where I will study Cultural Anthropology, some kind of science and Spanish. Dreams for the Future: I hope to be a doctor with a strong background in the various cultural, historical and social factors of medicine. I plan to travel as much as I can, spending a lot of time in Spanish speaking countries. Most Memorable Moments: Soccer districts and basketball freshman year, school trips to France, Nicaragua and Japan, spending time with my family and friends, sunny mornings at Holly B’s, afternoons at the beach, Tokyo Police Club and other concerts with my friends, making extravagant meals, spa and sauna nights, singing in Spanish, playing Just Dance in my basement, walks in rain or sunshine and dances.
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts next year. I hope to concentrate on Math and Science and earn a teaching degree. Dreams for the Future: I hope to teach and live somewhere far away, fall in love, and get married before returning to Lopez Island. I want to teach at Lopez High School and raise my children in this little patch of paradise while transforming my family farm into a selfsustaining retreat/event center. I just hope everything works out eventually. Most Memorable Moments: Seeing my newly adopted sister for the first time, inside jokes, crowded saunas, late night hot tubs, silent early morning sunrises, stepping into the New Delhi airport, being accepted for who I was and wasn’t, my year in India – all of it, watching the grass grow, my Alaskan adventures, being atop the Eiffel Tower, the ‘he loves me/loves me not’ that actually came true, serendipitous events that made me smile, and so many more…
Catherine Washburn Memorial Association Lopez Island • 468-3166
Holly B's Bakery Lopez Island • 468-2133
Diana G. Hancock Lopez Island • 468-3871
Plans for Next Year: My plans for next year include attending Central Washington University. I am hoping to try-out for the Central Washington Women’s Basketball Team and if not making it, then will be playing intramural or club sports. My course of study will be Exercise Science/Sports Management such as working in the coaching, athletic department, and/or athletic training field. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future consist of having athletics always be a part of my life. I want to get a great education that will support my future family in this economy. I want to help others be determined to reach their athletic/health goals and hopefully meet some great people and life-long friendships. Most Memorable Moments: I believe memorable moments always happen when least expected. One of them that I recall perfectly would be going to the Spokane Arena for State in basketball for the first time since 1982, in 2010/11 season. I remember that day clearly as if it were yesterday and will never forget it. There are too many memorable moments to list but I’m proud to say they happen all the time with all the important people in my life.
Plans for Next Year: I will be attending Central Washington University in the fall. I am going to study early childhood and special education. Also I will plan either be on the CWU volleyball team or part of the Ellensburg rodeo. Dreams for the Future: My dreams for the future are to one day live on large ranch and be a special ed teacher in a small town somewhere, with a happy family and live a life my parents will be proud of. Besides that I also have the dream to live somewhere in the south with Kaylee Kramer for around half a year. Most Memorable Moments: Participating in all ten state tournaments, I was lucky enough to make it to. Kicking Tahola’s bootie at regionals and the look on my basketball teams face when we made it to state for the first time in 29 years. My roommates at state bball 2012(Bree, Eryn, Hannah) Being League MVP my senior year in volleyball. Ice blocking with Risto, Andrew & Sarah in the late night. Camping in the summer with Alexa, Sarah and my wonderful family. Bonfires with my big brother and bestie Kaylee, and screaming “Kaylee I love you,” at the top of my lungs every time. Other than that, everything.
Lopez Islander Resort Lopez Island • 468-2233
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2012 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule Spring Street International School
Saturday, June 9, 2:30 pm ~ San Juan Community Theatre
Friday Harbor High School
Saturday, June 9, 5 pm ~ FHHS Turnbull Gymnasium
Griffin Bay School
Sunday, June 10, 12 noon ~ Friday Harbor Middle School
Skagit Valley College / San Juan Center Thursday, June 14, 2 pm ~ San Juan Center
Orcas Christian School
Friday, June 8, 6:30 pm ~ Orcas Christian School Chapel
Saturday, June 9, 2 pm ~ Emmanuel Church
Orcas High School
Saturday, June 16, 2 pm ~ Orcas High School Gym
Lopez High School
Saturday, June 9, 2 pm ~ Lopez High School Gym Published annually by the Journal of the San Juan Islands, Islands' Sounder, and Islands' Weekly â€˘ Contact 360-378-5696 for information