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Sequim High School

Class of 2016 A special section of the Sequim Gazette


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Averie Albright

Dallas Allen

Lillian Allen

Nathan Allison

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

QUAIL HOLLOW PSYCHOTHERAPY

OLYMPIC HEARING CENTER 538 N. Fifth Ave. 360.681.7500

EVERGREEN HOME LOANS

542 N. 5th Ave., #2, Sequim 360.681.8197

Kelly Anders

Emma Anderson

Eric Anderson

Ivan Anderson

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

SEQUIM HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

511 E. Washington 360.683.1418

SUNSHINE PROPANE

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

650 W. Hemlock St. 360.582.2400

PLAZA JEWELERS

info@sunshinepropane.com 360.683.4010

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

quailhollowtherapy.com 360.683.4818

CLASS OF

2016 Jaimee Appel

Kaylah Aquino

Danielle Arnold

Christian Ash

Jasmine-Marie Bailey

Kaylen Barber

SHERWOOD ASSISTED LIVING

SEQUIM GAZETTE

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

MATHEWS GLASS

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

550 W. Hendrickson Rd. 360.683.3348

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

802 E. Washington 360.683.7261

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447


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Joseph Barnes

Pearl Barry

Taylor Batchelor

Allie Bean

Brooke Bedinger

John Belbin

FRYER & SONS INSURANCE

ASSURED HOSPICE

INSURANCE SERVICES GROUP

PAN D’ AMORE

BEKKEVAR LOGGING & TRUCKING

ODYESSY BOOKSHOP

645 W. Washington St., #1 360.683.7988

24 Lee Chatfield Ave. 360.582.3796

369 W. Washington 360.683.3355

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104 E. Washington St. 360.681.3280

273054 Hwy. 101 360.683.3655

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114 W. Front St., Port Angeles 360.457.1045

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Christian Benson

Mckenzie Bentz

Teah Berryhill

Shannon Bish

Arnold Black

Calysta Bos

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

ZBARASCHUK DENTAL CARE

ACCURATE ANGLE CRANE

PENINSULA MORTGAGE

JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE

RICHERT’S MARBLE & GRANITE

645 N. Fifth Ave. 360.683.3626

www.accurateanglecrane.com 360.461.9857

720 E. Washington, Ste. 106 360.683.2429

Taya Bos

Megan Breckenridge

Taylor Bullock

PACIFIC RIM HOBBY

SEQUIM GAZETTE

MATHEWS GLASS

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

1033 Old Blyn Hwy. 360.683.1109

160 Banana Way, Sequim 360.683.5844

Juan Cadenas

Lindsey Carlson

Kenneth Carr

SUNNY FARMS

GIVEN TO GLIDE PADDLE SPORTS

BLAKE TILE & STONE

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138 Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360.457.0794

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

261461 US Hwy. 101 360.683.8003

2634 W. Sequim Bay Rd. 888.216.0972

490 S. Blake Ave. 360.681.2877


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Donavan Carver

Melissa Cary

Chaela Cashman

Christine Caskey

Kaleigh Cassal

Hunter Cauffman

CLAIRE KOENIGSAECKER

OLYMPIC GAME FARM

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

SEQUIM GAZETTE

KARON’S FRAME CENTER

JUST FIX IT

RE/MAX PRIME 901 W. Washington St. 360.683.1500

1423 Ward Rd., Sequim 360.683.4295

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

625 E. Front St., Port Angeles 360.565.0308

241 E. Washington 360.461.1531

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Miranda Cays

Kyle Chamblin

Karen Chan

Casey Chapman

Erica Chapman

Cameron Chase

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

INSURANCE SERVICES GROUP

SEQUIM ELKS LODGE #2642

WASHINGTON FEDERAL

SEQUIM GAZETTE

369 W. Washington 360.683.3355

143 Port Williams Rd 360.683.2763

WASHINGTON FEDERAL

Nigel Christian

Noah Christianson

Mattie Clark

Hayes Clawson

Cole Cook

ACCURATE ANGLE CRANE

AIR FLO HEATING & COOLING

CLARK’S CHAMBERS B&B

CLAIRE KOENIGSAECKER

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

191 W. Washington 360.681.7485

191 W. Washington 360.681.7485

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

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www.accurateanglecrane.com 360.461.9857

221 W. Cedar St. 360.683.3901

322 Clark Rd., Sequim 360.683.4431

RE/MAX PRIME 901 W. Washington St. 360.683.1500

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

Katelyn Copeland

STRAIT FLOORS, INC. 141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343


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Melissa Copeland

Robert Copeland

Jake Coulson

Jessica Craig

Anthony Creasey

Alexis Cromer

PONDICHERRI WEST

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

ASSURED HOSPICE

PENINSULA MORTGAGE

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

QUAIL HOLLOW PSYCHOTHERAPY

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

24 Lee Chatfield Ave. 360.582.3796

720 E. Washington, Ste. 106 360.683.2429

Savanaah Crosby

Creighton Daniels

Harley E. Davidson

Harley J. Davidson

Ian Dennis

Brendon Despain

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

TOM’S APPLIANCE

ACCURATE ANGLE CRANE

INSURANCE SERVICES GROUP

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

ODYESSY BOOKSHOP

119 E. Washington 360.681.4431

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

425 E. Washington 360.683.5193

www.accurateanglecrane.com 360.461.9857

369 W. Washington 360.683.3355

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

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quailhollowtherapy.com 360.683.4818

114 W. Front St., Port Angeles 360.457.1045

Stone Diggs

Maya Dippert

Kali Dissing

Maria Dowe

Bryce Dryke

London Dumas

SEQUIM GAZETTE

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

EVERGREEN HOME LOANS

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

SUNNY FARMS

THE CO-OP FARM & GARDEN

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

542 N. 5th Ave., #2, Sequim 360.681.8197

802 E. Washington 360.683.7261

261461 US Hwy. 101 360.683.8003

216 E. Washington 360.683.4111


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Damian Eaton

Emma Eekhoff

Holly Eiland

Sophia Eisenbeisz

Devin Eldredge

Jonathan Ellison

CLAIRE KOENIGSAECKER

MATHEWS GLASS

ZBARASCHUK DENTAL CARE

THOMAS BUILDING CENTER

RICHERT’S MARBLE & GRANITE

SEQUIM SMILES DR. DAVIES

RE/MAX PRIME 901 W. Washington St. 360.683.1500

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

Addie Enges

321 N. Sequim Ave., #C 360.683.4850

645 N. Fifth Ave. 360.683.3626

301 W. Washington 360.683.3393

160 Banana Way, Sequim 360.683.5844

Emily Enges

Zachary Englebright

Luna Ewing

Aaron Farnell

Nicholas Faunce

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

EVERGREEN HOME LOANS

542 N. 5th Ave., #2, Sequim 360.681.8197

SEQUIM GAZETTE

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SEQUIM

Nicholas Fazio

Mark Feeney

Jacob Fink

Victoria Fitzpatrick

Savanna Fowler

Mariah Franco

SOUND COMMUNITY BANK

SEQUIM VALLEY ORTHODONTICS

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

ASSURED HOSPICE

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE

PENINSULA AWARDS & TROPHIES

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

645 W. Washington St. 360.683.2818

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

543 Eureka Way 360.683.3787

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

24 Lee Chatfield Ave. 360.582.3796

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

329 S. Sequim Ave. 360.683.3564

400 W. Fir St. 360.683.8095

241 E. Washington 360.683.8842


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Noah Fulmer

Makenzie Gale

Aurora Gammill

Chloe Giralmo

Sebastian Goettling

Matthew Golbeck

ACCURATE ANGLE CRANE

OAK TABLE CAFE 292 W. Bell St. 360.683.2179

MURRAY’S OLYMPIC DISPOSAL

OLYMPIC HEARING CENTER

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SEQUIM

SEQUIM VALLEY ORTHODONTICS

2058 W. Edgewood Dr., PA 360.452.7278

Jonatan Gonzalez

Alysha Graham

Skylor Grasseth

Fallon Greenspane

Brittany Gries

Brandon Grow

PLAZA JEWELERS

PENINSULA AWARDS & TROPHIES

SEQUIM GAZETTE

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

SEQUIM HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

241 E. Washington 360.683.8842

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

CASTELL INSURANCE

Jacob Gufler

Logan Habner

Logan Hankinson

Rayann Hanson

Gretchen Happe

Shawn Hardesty

BLAKE TILE & STONE

JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE

CLAIRE KOENIGSAECKER

BILL MAIR HEATING & AIR, INC.

SOUND COMMUNITY BANK

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

www.accurateanglecrane.com 360.461.9857

511 E. Washington 360.683.1418

490 S. Blake Ave. 360.681.2877

1033 Old Blyn Hwy. 360.683.1109

RE/MAX PRIME 901 W. Washington St. 360.683.1500

538 N. Fifth Ave. 360.681.7500

426 E. Washington 360.683.9284

www.billmairheating.com 360.683.4245

400 W. Fir St. 360.683.8095

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

645 W. Washington St. 360.683.2818

543 Eureka Way 360.683.3787

650 W. Hemlock St. 360.582.2400

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341


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grad kids! Alex Wolfe

Dallas Allen

Emma Anderson

Christian Ash

Taylor Batchelor

Allie Bean

Brooke Bedinger

Arnold Black

Christine Caskey

Cameron Chase

Cole Wall

Jessica Craig

Anthony Creasy

Duke Schnepf

Jonathan Ellison

Victoria Fitzpatrick

Alysha Graham

Grant Witherell

Nicholas Howe

Hayes Clawson

Ian Houghton

Emily and Addie Enges

Skylor Grasseth

Logan Hankinson

Nathanael Haugland

Shawn Hardesty


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grad kids! Sebastian Goettling

Heidi Powell

Grace Hibler

Ben Hughes

Andrew Janikic

Kelanie Leonard

Wyatt Lato

Jacob Lund

Marissa Mathis

Matthew Schock

Megan O’Mera

Jordan Miller

Michael Latimer

Mykaela Hatton

James Nolan

Jackson Oliver

Owen Morton

Matthew Richards

Ethan Richmond

Kyla Rigg

Christian Whitaker

Amanda Sanders

Savanna Fowler

John Schroeder

Waverly Shreffler

Auston Spencer

Mitchel Spencer

Jason Springer

Meelo Stoppani

Zachary Wakefield

Katie Rogers


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Daniel Harker

Mykaela Hatton

Nathanael Haugland

Samuel Hawes

Eric Haynes

Zachary Hebert

CASTELL INSURANCE

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

SUNNY FARMS

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

SEQUIM VALLEY ORTHODONTICS

JUST FIX IT

Eric Hermosada

Oscar Herrera

Grace Hibler

Bailey Hodgson

Alec Holland

Christa Hostvedt

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

SEQUIM HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

127 W. Washington 888.852.6560

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

BERNEKING CONCRETE HOMES

Ryan Hostvedt

Ian Houghton

Nicholas Howe

OAK TABLE CAFE

BILL MAIR HEATING & AIR, INC.

SEQUIM SMILES DR. DAVIES

426 E. Washington 360.683.9284

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

292 W. Bell St. 360.683.2179

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

www.billmairheating.com 360.683.4245

261461 US Hwy. 101 360.683.8003

321 N. Sequim Ave., #C 360.683.4850

802 E. Washington 360.683.7261

543 Eureka Way 360.683.3787

241 E. Washington 360.461.1531

650 W. Hemlock St. 360.582.2400

340 Wright Rd, Sequim 360.683.1566

Cheyenne Huffman

Benjamin Hughes

Blynn Hughes

SEQUIM GAZETTE

CAROL LABBE

QUAIL HOLLOW PSYCHOTHERAPY

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

PRESIDENT SEQUIM GUILD OF SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

quailhollowtherapy.com 360.683.4818


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Dear Class of 2016... Well, we made it! We are now on our way to embark on a new journey and discover what’s in store for lives after high school. Each and every one of us have worked so incredibly hard to get to this point. As we receive our diplomas and take the next steps into our lives, we must take time to give thanks for all that this wonderful community has done for us. With all of this support, we, not only as a class, but each as individuals, have accomplished amazing things. Among us, we have talented artists, dedicated academics, hard workers, even state champions. Whether you’re off to the workforce, the service, or school, take pride in the fact that you are a part of the class of 2016 because we are bound for greatness. Despite hardships, obstacles and road blocks, we have made it. On the occasion of our graduation, however, remember that we have not yet reached our final destination, for this is only the beginning. In each and every one of us there is an opportunity to excel in whichever path of life we may choose. And with everything that Sequim High has given us, knowledge, friendship, and the ability to grow, I have no doubt in my mind that we all are prepared to take on this next phase of our lives. But it in the midst of all this craziness, we must remember to take time to celebrate, and enjoy these last precious moments of high school. We must thank our teachers, our mentors, and our friends and families, because without the support of our community we would not be where we are today. Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Megan O’Mera Senior Class President


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Evan Hurn

Andrew Janikic

Christopher Jeffko

SEQUIM ELKS LODGE #2642

SEQUIM VALLEY ORTHODONTICS

EVERGREEN HOME LOANS

143 Port Williams Rd 360.683.2763

543 Eureka Way 360.683.3787

542 N. 5th Ave., #2, Sequim 360.681.8197

Sequim Gazette

Dear Graduates... Letter to James Nolan

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Christian Jensen

Quintan Johnson

Rebekah Johnston

MATHEWS GLASS

SHERWOOD ASSISTED LIVING

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

550 W. Hendrickson Rd. 360.683.3348

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

On July 7th, 1998, we received a special gift from our loving God, Jehovah. James, you have filled our hearts with joy and made our family complete. We were determined to love and care for our precious gift to the best of our ability. Time has flown, and now, that beautiful, delightful child has become a strong, compassionate man with a great sense of humor! We cannot thank you enough for cooperating with our efforts to raise you according to Bible standards. You have matured and gained confidence as a spiritual man with exciting goals for your future. At last, you have completed yet another phase of your life with excellence. We are so proud of you! We are confident that whatever you choose to do in life, you will be successful. You will climb that mountain. You will reach the top! May you find satisfaction and joy as you work hard to get there and never loose sight of the more important things. Matthew 6:33, 34. We love you son! Mom & Dad

Letter to Grace Anna Hibler

Dear Grace, We and your entire family are so proud of the person that you have become. We have been excited to see you take all the steps of your life from learning to walk, this one called high school graduation and now getting ready for college. We found that next step to be memorable and fun for ourselves and we know that you will find that out too.   We can’t wait to see you continue to accomplish your goals. Celebration of you graduation awaits us on Oahu and Maui.  Love,  Mom & Dad

Letter to Alysha Graham

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Ty Jones

Kassidie Jordan

Zane Jordan

ACCURATE ANGLE CRANE

SEQUIM GAZETTE

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

www.accurateanglecrane.com 360.461.9857

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

I am so proud of the young lady you have become. You have always been such a happy girl, always with a smile on your face. You are always willing to try new things and you never give up. You are a very determined, loving,and kind young lady. Your dad and I am blessed to call you our daughter. God has many plans for you, I can’t wait to see what He does in your life. Keep reaching for the stars. We love you!!


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Dear Graduates...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 • 13

Andrea Kienholz

Domonique King

Morgan King

SEQUIM VALLEY ORTHODONTICS

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SEQUIM 400 W. Fir St. 360.683.8095

KIRSCH ELECTRIC

503 3rd St., #F, Sequim 360.683.6819

Jared Kneidl

Eric Larsen

Emily Larson

PENINSULA AWARDS & TROPHIES

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

241 E. Washington 360.683.8842

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

Michael Latimer

Wyatt Lato

Maryanne Lee

OLYMPIC HEARING CENTER

ACCURATE ANGLE CRANE

CLAIRE KOENIGSAECKER

543 Eureka Way 360.683.3787

Letter to Ben Hughes

To our son, Ben! Congratulations! We are very proud of you and what you have accomplished, and the good example you are to all. You have added so much joy to our lives we very grateful to be your parents. God has made wonderful plans for your life and we are excited to watch your future unfold. God bless you real good. Love, Mom and Dad.

Letter to Tori Victoria

“ To Our Beautiful daughter, Victoria; In a blink of any eye you grew into a remarkable woman. We are so incredibly proud of you! Graduating with an AA as well as your diploma seemed like an impossible task two years ago, and yet with your determination and tenacity, you made it happen. May you never lose sight of what is truly valuable as you reach for the stars. We love you! Mom and Dad

Letter to Jackson Oliver

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

Our Dear Jackson, You are as adorable to us now as you were as a cute baby. Thank you for being our ray of sunshine, our example of faith, and our peacemaker. Congratulations to you--an accomplished, ambitious young man and invaluable member of our family! We love you. Mom, Dad, Jeremie, Katie, Joey and Jacob

Letter to Cole M. Wall

Dear Cole, You did it! Not only have you earned your high school diploma, but through hard work and diligence, you have also earned your Associate of Arts degree through the Peninsula College! All that time and effort in working on hours of homework for the past two years have been worth it. You are on your way to being an independent, successful contributing member of society. I Love You – Mom.

538 N. Fifth Ave. 360.681.7500

www.accurateanglecrane.com 360.461.9857

RE/MAX PRIME 901 W. Washington St. 360.683.1500


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Kelanie Leonard

CLAIRE KOENIGSAECKER RE/MAX PRIME 901 W. Washington St. 360.683.1500

Ryle Lindbergh

Kayley Lofstrom

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

Sequim Gazette

Dear Graduates...

Lettter to Duke Allen Schnepf

Dear Duke, You are on your way to a fabulous future. I am very proud of all that you have accomplished and how you worked to attain good grades. You are a very mannerly, polite, kind, compassionate young man. I am sure that great things are coming your way. Thank you for being such a good boy. Love Mom.

Lettter to Christine Caskey

Congratulations Cat! We are all so proud of you and all you have accomplished. You are and always will be our precious ;) Love, Mom and the gang at RainShadow Buds!

Marcos Lopez

Wendall Lorenzen

Jacob Lund

PENINSULA AWARDS & TROPHIES

AIR FLO HEATING & COOLING

SEQUIM FAMILY DENTISTRY

241 E. Washington 360.683.8842

221 W. Cedar St. 360.683.3901

321 N. Sequim Ave., #B 360.681.8884

Letter to Jordan Lee Miller

Our Daughter Jordan Lee, Ever since you were born you’ve loved to have fun no matter what you were doing. You enjoy LIFE, you enjoy PEOPLE and you always make them laugh. As you’ve gotten older, you’ve become strong, and have met obstacles head on never wavering. You care about your family and friends and are always there for them any time day or night. Your soft-side shows especially when working with children. When you’ve volunteered working with kids during sport camps, you’ve been constantly sought out by parents asking if you will help their child. When you’re on the basketball court your true love shines. It’s apparent that you feel at home each time your feet hit the gym floor, and you have a ball in your hands. As your parents, we know that whatever you decide to do you’ll do it with GUSTO, and will do an amazing job since we know how relentlessness you can be once you set your sights on something. We hope you’ll always know how much your entire family loves you! Congratulations! Go get em! Love Mom and Dad, Tanna and Brad.

Letter to Jessica Craig

Audrey Magner

Leonard Markham

Saydee Marvelle

RICHERT’S MARBLE & GRANITE

THE FIFTH AVENUE

ALL WEATHER HEATING & COOLING, INC

160 Banana Way, Sequim 360.683.5844

500 W. Hendrickson Rd 360.683.3345

302 Kemp St., Port Angeles 360.452.9813

Jessica, we are so proud of you and the woman you are becoming. It has been amazing watching you grow up and to help you explore the world around you. We are so excited to see the adventures you will have, and to hopefully explore more of that huge world with you. We have loved you since the first moment we knew you existed, and can’t wait to see what your limitless future holds! Love Dad, Mom and Mathew!


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Dear Graduates...

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Marissa Mathis

Madison Matthews

Tristin McComas

FRYER & SONS INSURANCE

SEQUIM FAMILY DENTISTRY

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

321 N. Sequim Ave., #B 360.681.8884

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

Jakob McElhose

Sarah McElhose

THOMAS BUILDING CENTER

THOMAS BUILDING CENTER

645 W. Washington St., #1 360.683.7988

Letter to Zachary Wakefield

Zachary Wakefield, your family is so excited and proud of you! You have always been an amazing son, sibling and friend to so many you know. You have already done and contributed so much in life already and we can’t wait to see what more you do in this new chapter in life. This gap year that you have chosen will be a great time to explore the direction that will make you happiest and most successful in your goals. Know you will always have the love and support of your family infinity! Love Dad, Mom, Gabriel, Joshua and Genevieve

Letter to Jacob Lund

Jacob, You have always been a bright light in all of our lives. We are proud of the young man you have become and look forward to seeing you shine as your new journey begins. This is your time, don’t waste a single day and grab life by the horns and make it what you want it to be. We love you to the moon and back. With love from all of us

Letter to Brooke Bedinger

Congratulations Brooke Leann! We are so proud of you! You have just overcome one of the biggest obstacles in your lifetime, and we couldn’t be more proud of you. Now is your time to follow up dreams and reach for the stars! There is nothing that can stand in your way! We love you and will always be here for you, sweetheart! Love Always, Dad & Mom!

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Alex McCracken

CAROL LABBE

PRESIDENT SEQUIM GUILD OF SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

301 W. Washington 360.683.3393

301 W. Washington 360.683.3393

Hazel McHenry

Katy McMahon

Hayley Mendizza

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

FIRST FEDERAL

SUNNY FARMS

Letter to Emma Anderson

Emma, You have always brought great joy in our lives! We are so very proud of you and who you have become. You are shining light in this world and no matter what path you choose, you will bring joy and light to those around you. We will always be here to stand beside you, walk with you and hold you up through the joy and when life gets rough. Love you forever, Mom and Dad

802 E. Washington 360.683.7261

1201 W. Washington St. 360.683.7935

261461 US Hwy. 101 360.683.8003


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Elizabeth Merrikin

Mckenna Middleton

Jordan Miller

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

SEQUIM HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

650 W. Hemlock St. 360.582.2400

Sequim Gazette

Dear Graduates... Letter to Alexander Wolfe

Alexander Levi, Hard to believe it’s that time already. Seems like only yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital. You will never know the joy and love you bring into our lives. We know you will be a success in whatever you do. Just know that it’s character not a career that define a man. Never forget we will always be here for you. We love you with all our hearts. Mom and Dad

Letter to Michaeal Latimer

Alexander Mittmann

Allysen Montelius

Madison Morris

STRAIT FLOORS, INC.

BROTHER’S PLUMBING

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SEQUIM

141 N. 7th Ave. 360.683.4343

417 N. Sequim Ave. 360.683.9191

400 W. Fir St. 360.683.8095

Michael, It has been quite the amazing journey watching you grow and becoming the fine young man you have become. You have made us very proud. Good luck on your journeys ahead. Love Mom & Dad.

Letter to Mekayla Hatton

The journey doesn’t start at the beginning, it starts at the end. Believing in yourself has gotten you this far, it will keep you going. Don’t take life to seriously, and everything will fall into place. We are all so proud of you, and can’t wait to see you achieve your goals in the next chapters of your life. Love Mom and Dad

Letter to Cameron Chase

Owen Morton

Ryan Nestor

Sarah Newell

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

MEYER & COMPANY CPAs

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

109A E. Bell St. 360.683.6677

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

Cameron – Wow! You are a high school graduate! We are beyond proud of you!  You are an amazing son, grandson, brother, friend, teammate and student.  You are caring, sweet, funny and smart. We are excited for you as you graduate and continue through to college, we are going to miss you! We will always be here for you!  We will always be your #1 fans and supporters! We love you! Dad, Mom and Riley  P.S. Have fun doing your laundry at college! LOL


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Dear Graduates...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 • 17

Aaron Nobbs

James Nolan

Jackson Oliver

THE CO-OP FARM & GARDEN

SUNNY FARMS

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

Megan O’Mera

Trenton Owen

Natalie Pence

CASTELL INSURANCE

ASSURED HOSPICE

EVERGREEN HOME LOANS

216 E. Washington 360.683.4111

261461 US Hwy. 101 360.683.8003

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

Letter to Taylor Batchelor

Dear Taylor, Reflecting on the past 18 years it feels surreal that you are already graduating high school. We feel so blessed by God that he chose us to be your parents. A few highlights were our family vacations to Disneyland and Mexico and all our many summers on the lake. You learned to ride your bike right after you turned 3 with no training wheels. You took 1 st in state your first year of wrestling at 6. The All American coaches said you were a natural. You are a leader, charming, caring, respectful and compassionate. You are also a rare gentleman. We love watching your expression of care for others around you. As you move forward in life we pray that you remember that great leaders serve others, find something to be passionate about and give it your all and love God and others. You are a born leader that can do anything you put your mind to. We Love You! Dad and Mom

Letter to Dallas Allen

Dallas, No matter what you do, I will be there. I was there when you were born, when you cried for the first time and when you had your first dilemma with friends. I have done everything in my power to shape you into the wonderful young woman that you are. I have faith in you and you’re abilities to be anything you want in life. I will encourage you in anything you want to do because I believe in you. You are smart and you have always proven to be yourself even when it might not have been approved by your peers. For that, you have shown that you are wise beyond your years. I have always encouraged you to leave this town because you know what it has to offer and you can always come back. With that being said, keep it up girl!  I have faith in you!  Do what your heart desires and I will always be here for you. I love you to the moon and back. Love, Mom

426 E. Washington 360.683.9284

24 Lee Chatfield Ave. 360.582.3796

542 N. 5th Ave., #2, Sequim 360.681.8197

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Sarah Penrose

Justin Petersen

Helen Pfeffer

SEQUIM GAZETTE

PENINSULA MORTGAGE

QUAIL HOLLOW PSYCHOTHERAPY

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

720 E. Washington, Ste. 106 360.683.2429

quailhollowtherapy.com 360.683.4818


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Mckenzie Pick

Sierra Pick

Sydney Porlier

ASSURED HOSPICE

MATHEWS GLASS

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

24 Lee Chatfield Ave. 360.582.3796

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

Sequim Gazette

Dear Graduates...

Letter to Jack Ellison

Jack Ellison: At five months Jack must have envisioned his future sports talent. Football requires both physical and mental prowess. While visiting grandparents, he developed a training program: climb up on footstool and have adults sit on surrounding couches. Then, stand with body stiff and fall to chosen adult.  Repetition and practice are vital. Not only that, he must have known he wanted to be an electrical engineer.  It was exciting to put wires into electrical sockets, though that was quickly outlawed.  Yet, exploration and challenges continue. Mike McAleer

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Heidi Powell

Jonathan Rayon

Ashlyn Reeves

RICHERT’S MARBLE & GRANITE

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SEQUIM

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

160 Banana Way, Sequim 360.683.5844

400 W. Fir St. 360.683.8095

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

Letter to Ethan Richmond

Ethan, It’s hard to believe that graduation day has come. I can’t even begin to find the words to describe the journey of the last 18 years. It’s been amazing to watch you grow and become the amazing young man you are today. Life is just beginning for you. A new chapter, a new journey. So embrace it! Dream big! Believe in yourself! “Your braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Milne. I am so very proud of you! Love, Mom

Letter to Logan Hankinson

Brianna Reeves

Rebecca Reynolds

Matthew Richards

SEQUIM GAZETTE

MATHEWS GLASS

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

802 E. Washington 360.683.7261

Logan, We are so proud of you and of your accomplishments.  You have been a great student and a good role model for your sister, friends, and teammates.   We are so excited to see what the future holds for you.  We have no doubt that you will achieve your goals; whether that is to be a physical therapist, lawyer or whatever you set your sites upon. We can’t believe that in just over a month you will pack your bags and head to the University of Oklahoma.  Although, we will miss you, we are excited to see what God has planned for this new chapter in your life.  BOOMER SOONER!   You have grown to be a man of good character.  You are smart, funny, loyal and have an amazingly loving heart and spirit.  No matter what, holdfast to your beliefs.    We love you the most.  Mom, Dad and Hayley


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Dear Graduates...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 • 19

Ethan Richmond

Kyla Rigg

Isaiah Robbins

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

SUNNY FARMS

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE

Paula Roberts

Rylie Roberts

Katelyn Rogers

FRYER & SONS INSURANCE

BERNEKING CONCRETE HOMES

PACIFIC SENTINEL LLC

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

261461 US Hwy. 101 360.683.8003

329 S. Sequim Ave. 360.683.3564

Letter to Amanda Sanders

Amanda, You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose, You’re on your own, and you know what you know, You are the one who’ll decide where to go! (Dr. Seuss) We are so proud of you! Have fun, live life to the fullest and have no regrets! We love you! Mom, Kevin, Anthony & Anna

Letter to Andrew Janikic

Andrew, congratulations to you and the entire Class of 2016. You should be extremely proud of yourself for all your hard work and dedication over the years. Time goes by fast, it seems like just yesterday, that we were walking you to the bus stop on your first day Kindergarten. What makes your graduation day extra special for us, is having watched you grow up and knowing all the challenges you’ve worked through to get here. You have always made us very proud and we know that you will continue to do so. Congratulations! Love Dad, Mom and Nick

645 W. Washington St., #1 360.683.7988

340 Wright Rd, Sequim 360.683.1566

www.pacific-sentinel.com 360.460.6507

Letter to Savannah Fowler

To Our “SUPER STAR” Savanna Marie, We love you and are all very proud of the beautiful, talented and intelligent woman you have become! We are excited to see where your dreams take you. Don’t let anything stand in your way. Congratulations and Good Luck! With Love Forever and Always, Moom, Dady, your 4 lil’ bros: Greg, Peyton, Phoenix and Hunter, Grams, Mimi, & Anew, Nene, & Uncle Rad, Sassy and “All” your cousins, and Shawnee and fam. “Way to go Lala/Banz.”

Letter to Nathanael Haugland

With all the adversity you have had to overcome in your young 19 years of life, we couldn’t be more proud of you and all of your hard work. God has worked amazing things for your good already, and we can’t wait to see where He is leading in your future! We admire that you are serving our country and its freedoms. Go Army Reserves! Congratulations, dear son! You bring us great joy and laughter! We all love you so very much! Dad & Mom, Jessica & Bailey Sampson, and Rachel & Daniel Sallee

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Aidan Root

Shayla Rupel Rogers

Amanda Sanders

SHERWOOD ASSISTED LIVING

SEQUIM HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

PLAZA JEWELERS

550 W. Hendrickson Rd. 360.683.3348

650 W. Hemlock St. 360.582.2400

511 E. Washington 360.683.1418


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Jordan Schaumburg

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

Duke Schnepf

Matthew Schock

WASHINGTON FEDERAL

SOUND COMMUNITY BANK

191 W. Washington 360.681.7485

645 W. Washington St. 360.683.2818

Sequim Gazette

Dear Graduates...

Letter to Sebastian Goettling

Sebastian, It’s hard to believe how quickly you’ve grown up. It seems like yesterday I was holding you in my arms, and now here you are, a Senior ready to graduate. You have brought me joy and laughter, even some tears, and anger, but through it all you’ve always been a blessing to me. I am so proud of you son and the man you have become. I know your going to do great things with your life and I’m excited to watch it all unfold. Your journey has just begun. Carpe Diem, I love you, Mom

Letter to Katey Rogers

John Schroeder

Jackson Shea

Michael Shimer

SEQUIM FAMILY DENTISTRY

THE CEDARS AT DUNGENESS

BEKKEVAR LOGGING & TRUCKING

321 N. Sequim Ave., #B 360.681.8884

1965 Woodcock Rd. 360.683.6344

273054 Hwy. 101 360.683.3655

Katie Rogers, we are so proud of you for all your hard work and determination. You are loved and cherished by your family and friends. We want to congratulate you and are proud of you as you step into this great journey of your life. You will do great Katelyn! God bless you sweetheart. Love Mom, Mr. Bret and all your family back in Kansas!

Letter to Nick Founce

I prayed for a baby boy and God blessed us with our little Lad. You have been a star at all your sports. A tetherball champ wearing, your vest and bow tie and taking me to recess to show me. Climbing streetlight poles and trees and always asking me, “watch me mama”. You’ve played baseball and soccer. You won the Hoopshoots in basketball. Your coaches loved you. In football you had the Golden Arm, and the rest of your team knew it. Thank you for all your love and keeping me in line at times too. Your friends love you Faunce. And you have always had a big heart for your buddies even in preschool, comforting the homesick ones and I hear you telling you’re Bros you love them too. Your humor has kept me laughing, filthy monkey. Your mindset and good heart has always impressed me. I love you with all my heart because you are mine. I’m so proud of you my son. Love, Mama

Letter to Kyla Marie Rigg

Audrey Shingleton

Waverly Shreffler

Shane Sias

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

JUST FIX IT

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SEQUIM

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

241 E. Washington 360.461.1531

400 W. Fir St. 360.683.8095

From the day you were born, we knew you would SUCCEED in all that you choose.  We are super proud of the “smart, thoughtful, loving, kind hearted young lady you are.  It is going to be really tough when you leave in the fall, but we are thrilled with your “College” choice @ SPU. As you will be starting the next exciting chapter of your life, remember we love you and support you 100%.  No matter what we will always be here for you. You will always be Daddy’s little girl & my “Sugar Britches” Love, Mom and Dad.


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SHS Graduation 2016

Dear Graduates...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 • 21

Dillan Smith

Auston Spencer

Holly Spencer

LES SCHWAB TIRE CENTER

OAK TABLE CAFE 292 W. Bell St. 360.683.2179

THE FIFTH AVENUE

500 W. Hendrickson Rd 360.683.3345

Mitchel Spencer

Jason Springer

Brandon Stamper

GIVEN TO GLIDE PADDLE SPORTS 2634 W. Sequim Bay Rd. 888.216.0972

RICHERT’S MARBLE & GRANITE

160 Banana Way, Sequim 360.683.5844

HERMANN BROS. LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION

Sahara Stanton

Ronald Stevenson

Cailey Stipe

ODYESSY BOOKSHOP

FIRST FEDERAL

BLAKE TILE & STONE

802 E. Washington 360.683.7261

Letter to Christian Ash

Christian, Now that you are graduating from Sequim High School it seems like a good time to tell you what your mother and I learned during your time in High School. We learned that you are Chris. We learned how you improved and grew day to day, month to month, semester to semester, and year after year. We learned how you matured, learned, developed independence, and grew in responsibility with every passing opportunity. You grew as a boy, as a student, as an athlete, as a friend, and as a man. You grew in our hearts, even if we would have professed that was not possible. And, we learned that we grew in yours. We watched, and we took note; when you helped your brother in a time of need, when you helped us by your own offering, and when you helped yourself to grow. We watched with pride, with love, and with admiration as you adapted to transitions in our lives and in yours. You took responsibility for your own school work, your own driving, for your own life. In the past year you have grown from a dependent of ours to a partner of ours and we enjoyed and welcomed it all. High School Graduation is not an end point, in fact these days it is barely a milestone. It is an indication that you are growing, developing, learning, and proving to yourself that you can set a goal and achieve it your way. Each year you became a better student, more capable to move on to accomplish your education goals and your life goals. College will be another pivot point in your journey. There is so much more ahead for us together and you alone than any of us can imagine and I know that you have the foundation to continue to be the individual who does the right thing, maintains love and relationships, and delivers above expectations. That is the key to personal, professional, and profound success. Always exceed expectations and you will always succeed. Always love and you will always be loved. Always give and you will always receive. Help others succeed and you will always be successful. Know in your heart Christian that you are entrenched in ours. Know that we will love you always and forever be there for you. Know we will forever be your partners in life. Love, Mom & Dad

114 W. Front St., Port Angeles 360.457.1045

1201 W. Washington St. 360.683.7935

2095 Blue Mountain Rd., PA 360.452.3341

490 S. Blake Ave. 360.681.2877


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Kane Stoddard

Meelo Stoppani

Ian Struble

Taylor Sutherland

Cody Taylor

Joseph Terwilliger

MURRAY’S OLYMPIC DISPOSAL

QUAIL HOLLOW PSYCHOTHERAPY

RICHERT’S MARBLE & GRANITE

ASPIRE ACADEMY OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

OLYMPIC GAME FARM

1423 Ward Rd., Sequim 360.683.4295

2058 W. Edgewood Dr., PA 360.452.7278

quailhollowtherapy.com 360.683.4818

160 Banana Way, Sequim 360.683.5844

160 Harrison Rd., #1, Sequim 360.681.3979

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Jeffery Thaens

Kiana Troxler

Nicholas Tucker

Colton Turner

Adria Turton

Trishell Tyler

JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE

TOM’S APPLIANCE

A-1 AUTO PARTS

QUAIL HOLLOW PSYCHOTHERAPY quailhollowtherapy.com 360.683.4818

THE FIFTH AVENUE

500 W. Hendrickson Rd 360.683.3345

PACIFIC RIM HOBBY

138 Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360.457.0794

1033 Old Blyn Hwy. 360.683.1109

425 E. Washington 360.683.5193

144 W. Washington 360.681.2883

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Sonia Vidrio

Mia Vong

Austin Wagner

Zachary Wakefield

Cole Wall

Johnnie Wallace

MATHEWS GLASS

SEQUIM HEALTH & REHAB CENTER

MEYER & COMPANY CPAs

SEQUIM GAZETTE

SEQUIM VALLEY ORTHODONTICS

ASSURED HOSPICE

117 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 360.457.5277

650 W. Hemlock St. 360.582.2400

109A E. Bell St. 360.683.6677

147 W. Washington 360.683.3311

543 Eureka Way 360.683.3787

24 Lee Chatfield Ave. 360.582.3796


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Kevyn Ward

Emily Webb

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 • 23

Dylan Weeks

Elijah Welch

Jonah Werts

Christian Whitaker

KIRSCH ELECTRIC

SUNSHINE PROPANE

PENINSULA AWARDS & TROPHIES

PONDICHERRI WEST

241 E. Washington 360.683.8842

119 E. Washington 360.681.4431

ALL WEATHER HEATING & COOLING, INC

KAROL’S NEW TO YOU

302 Kemp St., Port Angeles 360.452.9813

262 Bell St., Sequim 360.683.4838

503 3rd St., #F, Sequim 360.683.6819

info@sunshinepropane.com 360.683.4010

Nekoda White

Zachary Whitman

Thomas Winfield

Grant Witherell

Alexander Wolfe

Kyler Young

APOLLO DRIVING ACADEMY

EVERGREEN HOME LOANS

ZBARASCHUK DENTAL CARE

BROTHER’S PLUMBING

BERNEKING CONCRETE HOMES

AIR FLO HEATING & COOLING

apollodrivingacademy.com 360.683.1447

542 N. 5th Ave., #2, Sequim 360.681.8197

645 N. Fifth Ave. 360.683.3626

417 N. Sequim Ave. 360.683.9191

340 Wright Rd, Sequim 360.683.1566

221 W. Cedar St. 360.683.3901

Best Wishes Class of 2016!


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SHS Graduation 2016

Congratulations to

Sequim High School Class of 2016! “Continue on your path of excellence”

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