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San Juan Islands

017 Classes of

Aliza AndersonDiepenbrock Valedictorian

Kai Herko Valedictorian Friday Harbor High School

Emma Heikkinen Valedictorian Orcas Island High School

Dylan Moore Valedictorian Lopez Island High School

Beatrice Cecile Grauman-Boss Salutatorian

Myron Corbin Williams Saludatorian

Luke Bronn Salutatorian Orcas Island High School

Bethany Hansen Salutatorian Orcas Island High School

Spring Street International School

Spring Street International School

Friday Harbor High School

A supplement to the Journal of the San Juan Islands, Islands’ Sounder & Islands’ Weekly


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San Juan Islands graduation special

2017

Table of Contents Pg. 3

Friday Harbor High School

Pg. 14

Griffin Bay High School

Pg. 15

Lopez High School

Pg. 17

Orcas High School

Pg. 22

OASIS

Pg. 23

Orcas Christian School

Pg. 25

Spring Street Int’l School

Pg. 27

Skagit Valley College

Published annually by the Journal of the San Juan Islands, Islands’ Sounder & Islands’ Weekly


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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Friday Harbor High School

class of

2017

Graduation Ceremony is June 10 at 5 p.m. • FHHS Turnball Gym Alice

AGUILAR Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I’m planning to attend a community college after I graduate. My major is going to be associate’s in criminal justice. Then I’d like to transfer into a four year university to get my bachelor’s degree in criminology.

Most Memorable Moments:

High school is filled with so many memorable moments that are hard to choose from. I didn’t really have memorable moments during freshman and sophomore year. Junior year and Senior year were definitely the greatest years in high school for me. I personally can’t choose my most memorable moments in high school.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The superpower I would pick would be healing. I want to help anyone who has a life threatening problem, or anyone who has lost hope or has hope to get better.

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Kailyn

BAKER

Lauren

AYERS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I’ll be attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, concentrating in biology and French. I’m excited to have the opportunity to travel as much as possible and continue my education with the hopes of becoming a neurobiologist.

Most Memorable Moments:

Soccer State 2014, softball, backpacking in the Grand Canyon, every second I had in France: spending nights in Lille, days in the park & visiting 4 countries in 2 weeks. Orange Slices FC, playtech with Cady, face masks & the Little Prince. Phone calls with my best friend 7,000 miles away. AP Chem, memes 4 dayz.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I’d want to the ability to teleport so that I would never get bored with where I was.

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Valerie

BARRIOS

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I will be attending Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. My plans and dreams for the future entail living somewhere warm and sunny. When I get out of college I hope to become a nurse and help people.

Most Memorable Moments:

Some of my most memorable moments are my friends, late night ferry rides, Friday night football lights, being chosen as a cheer captain, sunsets, state and most of all the memories I made during cheer.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Plans & Dreams for the Future: Most Memorable Moments: If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If I could have any superpower I would want to be able to fly because I could go anywhere I wanted in the world really fast at anytime and I could experience life like never before.

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And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. – Neil Gaiman


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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Kimberly

BLACKMON

Isabella

BROWN Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to have a successful career as a dental assistant and then as a dental hygienist. I want to travel the world and have a family!

Most Memorable Moments:

The most memorable moment in high school was during my first season of track and field.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I had a superpower, I would want to be able to read people’s mind.

I will be studying Biology in college, with a focus on a pre-med track in which I will study physiology. I will then go on to med-school and ultimately become a pediatrician. I will be minoring in Spanish. This will give me the opportunity to help more people and travel around the world.

Most Memorable Moments:

Some of my most memorable moments were band trips. Trips to Idaho with jazz band have been great. As well as both my trips to Spain and Costa Rica with Spanish Class.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would be able to fly. I would like to fly because then I would be able to get places faster and thus spend less time traveling and more time at my destination. Plus the views are pretty great too.

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Brandon

Alison

CLAY

COLE Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I am going to Western Washington University and I’ll be planning on getting a teaching degree for high school English.

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could choose to have any superpower in the world I would probably have to choose power mimicry because I would be able to copy another’s skills and/ or abilities. This would make it so you can be the best at whatever you’re doing.

The dearest moments to me during high school were the high school theatre productions. Those were the best times in my high school career. I have met so many wonderful people who I am honored to call my friends. I’ve grown as a person because of these productions. I remember all of the hilarious moments backstage and during rehearsals and I am thankful for these moments. These memories will live forever in my heart.

f you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would choose the ability to change time. I think that would help a lot with school projects and give me more time in the moments that I want to remember the most. I could also go back in time to change things if I need to. I feel like that would be a helpful super power.

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Eli

Griffin

COOPER-WEST

CUOMO

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to attend the University of Washington where I will explore different fields. My interests lie in math and science and I hope to pursue a major in that category.

Most Memorable Moments:

Basketball all four years (State in 2015-2016), Baseball all four years (State in 2016), dances with the boys, Mount Grant, prom, the bunkhouse, Broccoli, pinky promises, rock paper scissors, JP’s, “YOU LIKE THAT?!”, Beating Orcas in anything, 21 Savage, Prom 2017, suh dud, rock talks.

Plans & Dreams for the Future: Most Memorable Moments: If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could have a superpower it would be telekinesis.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Samuel

DANIELS Plans & Dreams for the Future: Move somewhere that is warm all the time.

Most Memorable Moments:

Getting a hat trick (three goals in one game) for lacrosse, Catching a huge hail Mary touchdown catch in football.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: My super power would be being myself because I’m awesome and I could do anything if I was Sam Daniels.

Patricia

DEITZ Plans & Dreams for the Future:

There have been so many thoughts and ideas about what I want to do in the future, who I want to be, but the truth is, I still don’t really know. That’s why I want to attend community college for two years to get the feel of things and maybe figure out what I want to do with my life there.

Most Memorable Moments:

Probably traveling for sports. I always had a fun time with my friends and making the best of it. We aren’t like regular schools where you just drive a bus over to play a game, we have to take a ferry ride and make the best of it. There are many memorable moments I’ll never forget.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Super speed, because I hate getting up early, so with my super speed I would get to sleep in super late and do all of my morning routines in 5 minutes and still be on time for work or school. I could run to different countries in a few minutes and save money on traveling.

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Cilena

Geojordan

DEPUE

EFFENDI

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My plan is to attend Eastern Washington University and study children’s developmental psychology.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moments would probably be New Year’s Eve going into 2016, going on a camping trip with my friends and being a part of the school production of ‘The Neverending Story’.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My plans for the future is that i’ll be going to college and study engineering. Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to create something that can change the world and make life easier.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I were to have a super power I would want the power to manipulate time cause definitely it’s the strongest power to have.

I think I would pick teleportation so that I could travel whenever and wherever I wanted to.

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Paul

Tyler

FOX Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I would say a dream of mine is to see as many countries as I can. I will be attending a semester of Bible College in the fall in Italy and I plan to travel around that area while I’m there.

Most Memorable Moments: YAC trips.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I think it would be cool to have a superpower that is a cross between Wolverine and Captain America. Having Wolverine’s Invulnerability and health regeneration, but a fighting style more like that of Captain America.

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FOX Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to work as an apprentice electrician until I have 1000 hours of work done. Then I will attend Bellingham Tech in order to get the proper certification to work on commercial and residential buildings on my own.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moments have all been made with my friends during the summer, from causing ruckus at last year’s senior night, sleepless nights, and trips around the country.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Time travel, with this I could go back and fix all the mistakes I’ve made in the past and also relive some of the best memories I’ve had.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

James

GUARD Plans & Dreams for the Future:

John

GUSTAFSON

After high school I plan to join the Washington State National Guard. I will be going to training this summer. After a year I will be attending school at Central Washington University.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My most memorable moments of high school would have to be wrestling. I went to state three times and I will cherish those times for the rest of my life. Being surrounded by friends and family just having a good time and wrestling.

Most Memorable Moments:

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The ability to teleport anywhere. I would want this super power because it would allow me to go where ever I wanted at anytime in just a blink of an eye.

I plan to attend college after high school with hopes of obtaining a degree in International Business and beginning work in that field within the next five years. I have many memories, but one that stands out for me is beating LaConner twice in basketball district playoffs my Junior year.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could have a superpower, I’d want the power to fly because.... who wouldn’t, it’d be sweet!

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Alanna

Zoe

HALLIDAY

HALLIDAY

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Most Memorable Moments:

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I Will be attending Western Washington University in the fall.

I plan to attend University of Victoria next year across the border.

Some of my best memories from high school are sailing trips, off island adventures, summers spent in Roche, westside sunsets, bumbershoot 2015, junior olympics 2016.

Bumbershoot, the quarries, the SS, East Kin Farm, Aspen Farm trips, west side sunsets, LKC, trials and tribulations of the vo, riptide, chilling at the white point house, petty squad, seattle concert trips, RH summers.

I would choose to control time because then I could relive some of my favorite memories.

If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to fly, because gas is expensive.

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Christopher

HALLOCK Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My plan for the future is to join the United States Marine Corps, I hope to make a career out of it and retire after serving for 20 years.

Most Memorable Moments:

Taking third in the soccer state playoffs, car karaoke with friends, Marine poole events every month, being in my sister’s wedding, dressing as a cheerleader for the senior vs staff game, Kindleberger’s classes, zero period, lunch class, playing “the floor is lava” during lunch class.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would want to be able to teleport, because it would make getting around so much easier.

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Chase

HAWS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Bellingham Tech. Gon’ earn my home inspection certificate and open a residential home inspection company remaining in the Pacific Northwest.

Most Memorable Moments:

Learning life lessons the hard way, questioning and arguing authority and Sremmlife2.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: My super power, ability to make mass amounts of money. I want to make a pile of cash every time I am making a purchase.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Kai

HERKO

Plans & Dreams for the Future: I will attend Clark University in Worcester, Mass., studying environmental science. I will play baseball for the school, I am excited about that. Attain a master’s and perhaps a Ph. D. I hope to comfortably entrench myself in the workforce. If I am fortunate enough to be drafted into professional baseball, I will gladly go that route and pursue my academic goals at a later date. I will always hold the community of San Juan Island in high esteem; I hope to return to the island later in my life. Most Memorable Moments: Everything about baseball, state in ‘16, football – varsity with Nate and CJ freshman year. Prom, chillin’ with friends, becoming a rap music connoisseur, baseball nicknames, summer legion games, visiting Las Vegas, visiting Boston, Anaheim showcase with my dad, football and baseball with Gabe and James, playing baseball with my cousin and my brother, great teachers, classes and being a part of the FHHS community. If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The ability to read minds. Being in touch with the thoughts of others would allow me to be a better communicator and motivator.

Hannah

HOPKINS

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to attend either CU Boulder or Linfield College in Oregon. I hope to either study pre veterinary sciences or pursue a major in Environmental Engineering. Some plans and dreams I have for the future include traveling the world, becoming successful by my own standards, and enjoying my time wherever I am.

Most Memorable Moments:

Some of my most memorable moments from FHHS have been sports trips and having fun with all of my teams, going to the state championships for soccer and softball, going to football games with friends, all of the pep rallies, being a senior leader for the three sports I play, and all of the wonderful people who have helped me along the way.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could have a superpower it would be to travel back in time so that I could relive all the amazing moments I have had in my life.

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Madeline

Matthew

KING

KOLOWITZ

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

In the next few years I’ll hopefully be attending college at EWU in the hopes of becoming an English professor and staying settled down in Washington state.

Most Memorable Moments:

In the past few years the times that have stuck with me include my hours in the art room, my efforts on the tennis team, and, not to mention them last or anything, the times I’ve spent with the friends I had never thought I could make when I started public school.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I gotta say if I could any superpower of choice I would pick teleportation, because traveling takes a while and there’s places to be with people to meet.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan on going to Whatcom Community College and becoming a nurse. After college I am going to work at a Harborview Hospital and be an ER nurse.

Most Memorable Moments:

Just being with friends and having a good time with them during class.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could have any superpower I would have to power to heal myself because I don’t like to go to the hospital.

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Ashley

Cheri

LAMBRIGHT

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My hope is to take a year off, move to Portland for some time and work to earn enough money to travel.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Shapeshifter because you can turn into anything.

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LANHAM

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I hope to leave college with the skills and training to properly give back to this community and this world. I plan to major in computer science with a focus on cyber security so that I can protect individuals and companies from harmful cyber attacks. I want to be able to say that I have lived, truly lived, that I have learned about this world and appreciated it to the fullest degree, no matter where I end up.

Most Memorable Moments:

I do not have the words or the means to express them.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would want the power to control the weather. Ever since I was little I loved this song that said “everywhere you go you always take the weather with you” and I always thought it would be the coolest thing to not only figuratively do so, but literally as well. After all, I could go for a sunny day right about now.

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Jake

LOWE

Wilson

LOUCKS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Most Memorable Moments:

As far as my most memorable moment in High School, I would have to say that going to Spokane to play in the state tournament for basketball would be one of them.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could pick any superpower, it would have to be the ability to teleport. I could then travel anywhere whenever I want and not have to worry about time.

I will be attending Western Washington University next year. I hope to major in Computer Science, but I plan to participate in many other programs, like music and theatre. I also like to collect old video games, and have an amount that some people might refer to as “too many.”

Most Memorable Moments:

The Wizard of Oz , in which I was the scarecrow. Or, my community project, where my father and I built nine scratching posts for the San Juan Animal Shelter.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: it would probably be flight, as it would be the most useful power, and probably pretty fun to use as well.

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Jordyn

Hayden

MAGNUSON

MAYER Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

After graduating Friday Harbor High School and leaving Skagit Valley College I plan on attending Seattle University. I’m thrilled to be going to my top school and studying political science there. I hope that one day I can be a campaign manager.

Most Memorable Moments:

Some of my most memorable moments from high school have been west side sunsets and off island adventures with friends.

I aim to be an influence, an inspiration. I will be attending Western Washington University fall of 2017. I will be pursuing either a career as a behavioral neuroscientist, and hopefully change the way mental illness affects us, or as a lawyer, and argue for the truth. No matter the path I chose, I know it will be rewarding.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moments of high school are the countless bus rides with my sports teams. The singing and dancing and bonding that occurred is unforgettable. Though I will miss my high school years, I am ready to take the next step.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I had a superpower it would be the ability to tell when people are not telling the truth. Imagine the knowledge you’d gain about other people’s character.

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Kristian

Alicia

MCCANN

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Attending Calvary Chapel Bible College in Montebelluna, Italy for their fall semester. Continue to pursue music on the side, and try to see the world as much as I can!

Most Memorable Moments:

Skateboarding the streets of Friday Harbor in the night with all of my friends. All of the sunsets at west side. Crazy mountain biking with the crew, flying down Mt. Constitution at uncomfortable speeds. Aviation club with all of the amazing field trips, including Boeing Field and Whidbey Island Naval Base. Late nights at home playing video games with friends or cramming homework. Youth Group nights at Calvary, YAC trips, and Mission Mexico. Too many good memories to count. If you could pick a superpower, what

would it be and why?:

Time Travel. I would love to explore all of moments of human existence, past and future, free from the bounds of time.

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MCLAGLEN Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to attend Skagit Valley Community College for the first two years and then transfer to University of California Los Angeles to continue my studies in literature.

Most Memorable Moments:

When I had invited Yesenia Salas and Megan O’Brien over to my house to bake Christmas cookies. Those girls are wonderful and I don’t know what I would do without them.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would have the power to fill things. That would be awesome. Wallet empty? Fill it. Coffee cup empty? Fill it up. Get an assignment you really don’t want to do? Fill the answers in. That would have made high school a lot easier.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Alexa

MORA

Plans & Dreams for the Future: My plan for the next four to five years is to attend Central Washington University to obtain my bachelor’s, possibly my master’s degree in business administration. After college I aspire to be a respectable business woman and exceed all expectations of those who have helped me become the person I am today. Most Memorable Moments: There are many moments in high school I will always cherish, those with my family, friends, teammates, coaches, and teachers. I will never forget the satisfaction of knowing my hard work paid off in soccer, basketball and softball. Letters thanking me for inspiring, leading, teaching and pushing them to success. I won’t forget late night hikes, state runs, lefty goals, bruises, diving catches, s’mores by the fire, roses, pneumonia, sunsets at Ryan’s rock, late night drives, floating on the lake, dancing the night away, secrets and more. If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would want superspeed so I could travel to places in such a quick amount of time, getting homesick would be no problem of mine!

Megan

O’BRIAN Plans & Dreams for the Future:

In September, i will be continuing my journey to Bellingham where i will start Nursing classes at Bellingham Technical College. I plan to spend at least 3 years at BTC and from there, i will follow wherever the road takes me.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moment at Friday Harbor High School was learning how to fly planes with Derek Smith and Mari.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would pick the power of teleportation so that i could save money on gas and save time.

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Jessie

Jesus

PACHUTA

PANTOJA

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Attend Western Washington University and get a bachelor’s in Urban Planning and Sustainable Design and minors in Psychology and Environmental Policy. I want to work at an international architecture firm, help the earth and humanity at the same time, and live in an apartment in a warm country with a wonderful view.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

After school is out, I want to have a Spanish party to celebrate my graduation. After graduation, I want to work in landscaping with my uncle. I plan to stay in Friday Harbor because I love it here.

Most Memorable Moments:

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

CTY in the summer, school dances, junior year cheer, Chef Andy’s rolls, Cullen’s M&M and jelly bean machine, California road trip, Grand Canyon 2015.

To be able to go back in time, so that I can really experience different time periods instead of just learning about them in class. Reading what is in your textbook about 1949 is a world away from actually living in 1949.

My favorite memory of FHHS is working in the Student Store and delivering mail to the District Office. Jill Sandwith would give me candy on my birthday. She was really nice! If I could have a superpower, I would like it to be invisibility because that would be fun.

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Jesse

Adriena

PAYNE Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I will be attending Washington State University this fall, where I will be pursuing an MBA.

Most Memorable Moments:

Sports state, “Bickin’ back being bool,” rock talks, and Prom 2k17.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would choose teleportation because that’s the most OP.

PEW

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I’d like to pursue an education in the study of politics and the human brain and be able to tie the two together. I want to be able to analyze the human behavior behind the decisions that are made. I want to go to law school and eventually wind up in NYC.

Most Memorable Moments:

Grand Canyon hike, senior Halloween, rooftops, late nights, singing Hallelujah, track and field, sunsets with friends, driving around, AP exams, blasting music, dancing, acting, the Golden Triangle’s orange chicken, walks, being in love, cherry tree blossoms, AP Bio field trip, UW Math Day, failing at tennis, singing the national anthem, and commuting every day.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I desire the ability to master any skill in under one second. This would allow me to be versatile and impressive and I’d be able to fit in with lots of different types of people.

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Kendra

PEW

Ryanne

PLUFF

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I will be attending Bowdoin College where I plan to major in Biology or Earth & Oceanographic Science. I hope to take advantage of Bowdoin’s many opportunities for their students and science majors - research opportunities, outdoors activities and study abroad.

Most Memorable Moments:

Daily ferry commute, track team, Grand Canyon (twice), Orca Bowl, AP Bio (Science Works!), Oceanography (Hydrographic Mafia), music, coffee, senior prom, CTY summers, E/V Nautilus.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: My super power would be the ability to add/ subtract hours from the day - it’d be especially helpful as I travel back and forth between here and Maine.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

In the following years I plan to continue to work on and improve my art. My time will be spent understanding myself and hopefully I’ll be able to travel.

Most Memorable Moments:

Over the course of these four years I have spent every semester in the art room. When the class seemed to get to hard I never let myself give in. I found inspiration from the room and Mr. Anderson.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Out of all the superpowers I would love to be able to distort reality and live in a dream world.

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Sara

Dustin

RIST Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to go to Skagit Valley Community College for nursing. Although, over time plans change, I hope to see myself happy with whatever I am doing.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moments in my high school career come from track and field.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I had a superpower I would want to be able to fly.

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Anna

ROMEO

ROHWER Plans & Dreams for the Future: Undecided

Most Memorable Moments: Sports

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could pick a super power it would be the ability to transform into any animal. I could just turn into a tiger whenever I felt like it. One day I might be walking down the street and boom I’m a tiger.

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Hunter

RUSTAD

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to go to Walla Walla Community College to earn my nursing degree and become a Registered Nurse.

Most Memorable Moments:

Some of my most memorable moments at Friday Harbor High School would be being able to participate in golf. I joined the golf team and experienced a lot of fun time with my team. Traveling to different places with my team on our mini road trips to different golf courses was a great experience.

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If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would pick the ability of perception. You could see the future, read people’s minds, and have a strong understanding of how everything works around you. You would not only be the smartest person on earth, but you would be able to find more solutions to worldwide problems. It would give me a better solution to helping other people with their problems.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Eric

SABLE

Plans & Dreams for the Future: Help change the world with my voice. I hope to speak to people from all around the planet and have conversations about current issues in the world and how we can come together to make change happen. That this could lead to a career in politics where I could work with local and state governments in order to facilitate a renewable and prosperous future. Most Memorable Moments: In junior year when I got to play a saxophone solo at an honor’s assembly in front of the whole school. I played my absolute best and got an amazing applause from the audience and I just remember feeling so happy and uplifted because people were so supportive of what I loved to do. This made me realize how supportive our little community is and how people here will always aid you. If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I think I’d go for telekinesis so I could move objects around with my mind. I wish I had some philanthropic or inspiring answer, but honestly I just think it’d be sweet to act like a Jedi.

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Yasmin

SARAH

Yesenia

SALAS-TRUJILLO

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

One of my dreams is to be a Veterinary Technician someday. I also have an interest in designing and creating jewelry. Next year I am planning to stay on San Juan Island, live with my family, take some classes and also work.

Most Memorable Moments:

A very memorable moment for me in high school was when I made honor roll my junior year.

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Charles

SEARS

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to study Biomedical Engineering, as well as Psychology, at the University of Washington. Although, ideally, I’d like to be a Psychologist or Biotechnology Research Scientist in the future, I can envision myself juggling various jobs of differing fields and skills, as well, to sate my curiosity and desire for change.

Most Memorable Moments:

Pig dissection. Chaotic bonfires. Coming out. Volleyball. Midnight snack runs. Orange chicken Thursdays. #GRIND. Lakedale shenanigans. Tennis. Three weeks of animated learning and befriending others.Volunteering until the sun goes down. Surviving.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Time manipulation. With this, stress would be nearly nonexistent.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

As of right now my plans are to go into the Navy instead of college for many reasons, I’m not going to list off every one, but one I will say is this, one word all college students know, debt. But anyways, my dream is to become a Conservation Officer but we shall see if that dream changes as time goes on.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I had to choose one it would have to be shapeshifting, I mean come on, changing into anything you’d wanna be, that’s freaking awesome!

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Joseph

Andrew

STEWART Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I would like to be happy and healthy, whatever I figure out to do.

Most Memorable Moments:

Grand Canyon 2k17, State tournament for soccer, State tournament for basketball, state tournament for golf, Camino de Santiago, good friends, team dinners, We were told there would be orange slices, “You like that?!”

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The ability to create a Matrix-esk illusion. I’m fascinated by the movie “Matrix,” thats why.

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STROMBERG

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I will be attending the University of Dayton next year. I plan to major in an engineering field, and my top choices right now are between civil, mechanical, and aeronautical engineering. I want to make a positive impact on the world through the work that I do in my daily life. Whatever major I choose, I know I will love it as I can pursue my dreams of helping the planet as much as possible.

Most Memorable Moments:

I made new friends and experienced more of the world when I moved to Abu Dhabi sophomore year; going to state my junior year for basketball. I missed most of that season due to an injury but I was able to suit up and play a bit at state.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If I could have one superpower, I would choose to have the power to teleport. I could travel anywhere, whenever I want, see the people I want to see, and never have to drive anywhere again.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Calfin

TAULFIK Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My plan after high school is that I will be taking a year off. I will be working full time for one year, and next year I will enroll in a university or a college to take nursing or pilot. In the future my dream is to have a good job and a happy life.

Morgan

TIMMONS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to attend Washington State University. I would like to go into the medical field and go on to pursue a career as a surgical nurse.

Most Memorable Moments:

Everytime I go back to my home country, Indonesia, because I get to meet my old friends and my family.

Volleyball. Tennis. Friends. Family. Embarrassing moments. Awkward situations. Long road trips. Late night cruising. Traveling across Costa Rica. Amazing views and beaches. Riding my horse in the fair. Hiking the Grand Canyon.

If I can have a superpower, it would be to be able to disappear or to be invisible whenever I want to because it’s cool when people can’t see me.

If I could pick a superpower, I would want to have the power of flight. I would want the power of flight because that way if I wanted to go somewhere I could get there quickly.

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

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Jaime

Nayaleah

TORRES

TUCKER BELT Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to study International Business and Communications at the University of Hawaii this coming fall. Traveling, learning a foreign language, and helping those in need.

Most Memorable Moments: If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could have any superpower I think it would have to be Invisibility. Why you ask? Because if I were to be invisible, I could vanish using my own mind and wouldn’t have any distractions and could focus on winning in life and doing good for myself.

The Friday night lights of home football games, homecoming pep rallies, going to the state championship tournament with our boys basketball team, interning at the Friday Harbor Elementary School, being chosen as captain of the cheer squad my senior year, being elected ASB President, working with Lili, but above all; I will never forget all the lessons I have learned throughout this journey.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: If I could have any super power, it would be the power to bring happiness and light to those in dark places and dark times. No one deserves to be left in the dark, just as everyone deserves happiness.

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JIllian

Simon

URBACH

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I will be attending Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, to study biology and maybe English. Most Memorable Moments: Sherlock Holmes; The Wizard of Oz; hell weeks and cast parties; Devo; state soccer tournament; exchange in France; Trips to Spain and Costa Rica; leading VBS; working at Kings; hiking club and the Grand Canyon; singing to Broadway showtunes; County Fair; playing with the Komodos; Sprit Week; Hawaii; camping on Shaw and Lopez; obsessing over Harry Potter; binging on Netflix and Youtube; Lindsey Stirling concert; AP Biology; CSI; surprise parties; The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire; Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest. If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would like the power of teleportation so I could go anywhere I wanted in an instant and wouldn’t have to deal with conventional means of transportation.

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VINCENT

Plans & Dreams for the Future: I’m about to be on that grind.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moment of high school would be going to state for basketball.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I wish I could heal like Wolverine so that I could never have any medical bills.

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Friday Harbor High School • Class of 2017

Abbigale

VOGEL

Quinton

WARFEL

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

To graduate with an associates degree in theology from CCBC, then to continue traveling and serving the communities I find myself in along the way.

Most Memorable Moments:

Long van rides, getting lost in big unknown cities, bottomless coffee cups, art night, convertible stargazing, thai massages, century ballroom and molly moons icecream cones, D&D, raised youth and YAC retreats, 10 hour layovers, planting rice, and lots and lots of sky time.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Next year I plan to attend Whatcom Community College in Bellingham WA. My dreams for the future is to be surrounded by music and hopefully have it be heavily involved in whichever career I chose.

Most Memorable Moments: The Frinks.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The power to find things.

Teleportation, there are lots of places to see and not enough time to see them.

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Emma-Ann

Myron Corbin

WICKMAN Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to go to Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, to study mass communications and journalism. I plan to become a successful author, and hopefully have the ability to travel around the world and write about my experiences.

Most Memorable Moments:

Some of my most memorable moments in my life so far all involve softball. After every hit, I knew that it was going over the fence. Knowing that is such an incredible and euphoric feeling, there’s nothing like it. Sunsets at westside, summer bonfires, boardgames and water-pong with friends, that’s what I live for.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would choose to have the power to teleport myself as well as others. There are many times where I wish I could magically be somewhere else, and teleportation would be the easiest way to get around.

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WILLIAMS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I am attending the University of Washington Honors Program to study civil engineering, where I plan to earn a Master’s Degree. My aspiration is to work on large scale engineering projects, preferably developing countries to improve infrastructure and sanitation.

Most Memorable Moments:

My most memorable moments throughout the years have been shared with friends, each one more cherished than the last. I will never forget the wonderful bonds made on the various off-island sports trips, nail biting Orca Bowl competitions, or my week spent in the Grand Canyon with the Hiking Club; all of which created lifelong friendships.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Obviously the best super power would be the ability to fly. Free, efficient, high speed travel and the ability to see landscapes from a new perspective would be just two of the many benefits (not to mention saving damsels in distress).

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Cady

WILSON Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to move to Bozeman, Montana and start school this fall at Montana State to pursue an Engineering degree. I hope to study abroad and potentially work before I start my career, which will hopefully be in Friday Harbor.

Most Memorable Moments:

Hitting my first homerun, our first win at state, long bus rides to Concrete, and even longer rides to Darrington. Laughing in class, and getting up way too early for the SAT, stressing out over homework, and writing lots of essays. Games in the CCC, debating in Gov, late night ferry rides after games, cheering on my friends at football and basketball games, and going out to lunch with my friends. I remember the many, many group projects, free period coffee runs, early morning practices,and west side sunsets.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would choose the power to turn into any animal, so that I could fly, jump, swim, and run super fast!

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Griffin Bay San Juan Island

High School

class of

2017

April

ESPOSITO

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My plan is to go to Skagit Valley College and get my ATA Degree in Marine Maintenance Technology.

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“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” - Roy T. Bennett


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Lopez Island High School • Class of 2017

Lopez Island High School

class of

2017

Graduation Ceremony is June 10 at 2 p.m. • Lopez School Gym Brenden

CLINE Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to find a place to live on Orcas Island and start working for Gronley Construction LLC.

Most Memorable Moments:

Lunchtime with Holly and Dashia. Visiting friends on Orcas. Cooking with Zack.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The superpower I would love to have is the ability to teleport. I would be able to see all of friends and family.

Dylan

MOORE

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I want to go to college, travel, and play soccer.

Most Memorable Moments:

Playing music, Playing soccer, and Hanging out with my friends.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would want to be like Aquaman so I could hang out with whales and dolphins, and find shipwrecks and other cool stuff in the ocean.

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Austin

Ani

REINMUTH

SANBURN-BILL Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Carpenter and owning my own business.

Most Memorable Moments:

Football season 2015-2016, senior year 2017.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: To travel in time, to alter the past, and prepare for the future.

My dream job is to work on a team with upbeat, focused, and caring paramedics as I do now as a student EMT. The persistence and determination of the volunteer EMT’s and paramedics that I work alongside with, inspires me to follow in that field of work as a EMT or paramedic in social services or medical field.

Most Memorable Moments:

Living in India for a year in 2011. Going on a foreign exchange in England in 2015. Being able to go on a service trip to Nicaragua 2017.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

The superpower I would choose would be able to time travel. It would be amazing to be able to travel through time. I would learn the history of all the places I have wanted to visit and eat all the delicious food.

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“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson


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Lopez Island High School • Class of 2017

Henry

SKORNY Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My immediate plan is to attend Embry Riddle University in Prescott, Arizona. I am enrolled in their Aerospace Engineering Program. My dreams for the future are to get a job at a major aircraft producer like Boeing, Bombardier or Embraer, or to become a test pilot.

Most Memorable Moments:

First training flight! Family photography trip driving up route 101 on the California coast. Our family vacation in China and Vietnam. Surviving twenty foot waves in a fifty foot boat during the summer of 2015.

Thank you to the community organizations and donors who generously support our students with financial scholarships!

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would love to have the superpower to have more time.

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“[...] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” - Jack Kerouac


Orcas Island High School • Class of 2017

Orcas Island High School

class of

2017

Graduation Ceremony is June 17 at 2 p.m. • New gym Cyrus

AMOUR

Luke

BRONN Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Go to Saint Martin’s University, draw pictures, play basketball, hacky sack, make friends, adventure and stay happy.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Super speed.

I will be going to Whitworth University in the fall. I plan to major in art and minor in math and business. After that, I plan to get a masters in education so that I can teach high school math and art.

Most Memorable Moments:

One of my most memorable moments was going to state with my soccer team.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: It would be super fun to be a shape shifter.

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Michael

Ella

CHESHER Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Hopefully do well in some field of science (most likely under the category of biology) and get a solid job that lets me follow my dreams. After hopefully accomplishing my life dreams, settle down, and move back to Orcas where hopefully my kids will do school through Orcas Public School System and have the same great experience I had.

Most Memorable Moments:

What kind of question is this? All of high school is memorable.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

CONRAD Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I would like to major in International Business & Marketing at Eastern Washington University and hopefully work at Amazon at some point.

Most Memorable Moments:

The day when I first walked into the high school after I moved here from China three years ago.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Omnilingualism, because this way when you travel to a foreign country you automatically could speak their language. I mean, that’s pretty convenient.

Teleportation, I want to see the world and teleportation would make that easier.

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On Weds., June 21, the Orcas Island School District will hold a retirement party for Pam Jenkins and Suzanne McClure in the school cafeteria from 3:30 to 5 p.m. They will also be saying goodbye to Mike Buckner, Anne Ha, Christian Hawes, Kristine Janko and Tess White.

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Orcas Island High School • Class of 2017

Ricardo

DE ANDA

Tara

DOBOS

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Most Memorable Moments:

Most Memorable Moments:

To move to Bellingham and be able to support myself. Everything leading up to graduation, all the fun activities and bonding we do as a class is memorable to me.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: To have the ability to not get tired, so that I could go above and beyond.

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Carlos

ERAZO

Will be attending University of Puget Sound this fall and dream to become an equine veterinarian. Too many awkward occurrences to recount.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Teleportation so that I could experience more places around the world without the hassle and expense of traveling.

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Rodrigo

ERAZO Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

My plans and dreams for the future are to become a computer engineer.

Most Memorable Moments:

Going to state with the soccer team.

Become a computer engineer.

Going to state with the soccer team.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Time travel. It would make life easier.

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If I could pick a power it would be teleportation because I could teleport myself to a bank to borrow some money and then come back to my house with a lot of money.

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Jacqueline

Anneke

FIGUEROA

FLEMING Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Becoming fluent in Spanish, not being in debt and figuring out what my plans and dreams for the future are.

Answers unavailable at time of print.

Most Memorable Moments:

Camping with the Moran Trails Crew.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The ability to make fruit ripen.

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Orcas Island High School • Class of 2017

Axel

GREENING

Plans & Dreams for the Future: Go to college, do more.

Most Memorable Moments:

FDLFSFJ’s,___ on fire, fight club, bankroll, summer, Dominican porch fight, 400 hours.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Laser eyes.

Bethany

HANSEN Plans & Dreams for the Future: I will be attending Western Washington University.

Most Memorable Moments:

Freshman Homecoming princess, first homerun, Halloween 2KIS, saving April Fools, and many more!

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would have the ability to read minds because I like to know everything.

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Miles

Emma

HARLOW

HEIKKINEN

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Attend the University of Puget Sound to continue my education and football career. Study something that interests me and eventually find my way back to Orcas Island.

Most Memorable Moments:

Junior year football with Lopez. The senior year basketball ride that led all the way to state. Late night board games with the boys. All the driving adventures. School dances. Sunsets. All the early mornings in the weight room with coach Elliott and band and John on the radio.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

International journalism and a socialist world.

Most Memorable Moments:

Chicken on the front cover of the Viking Voice.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Fluency in every language. I could rule the UN.

I would pick the power to make the Mariners good again, because I don’t want to get my hopes up for losing seasons anymore.

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Stephen

HOHMAN

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Charlie

HOLMES Plans & Dreams for the Future: I want to go to Mars and start a pizza restaurant.

Most Memorable Moments: Answers unavailable at time of print.

Staying at the school until 4:00 am preparing for April Fools.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Controlling time would be pretty sweet but I’d still probably not finish my homework.

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Orcas Island High School • Class of 2017

Aidan D.

KRUSE Plans & Dreams for the Future:

To achieve excellence in computer science and figure out a cost efficient prosthetic for people in need around the world.

Most Memorable Moments:

Cutting down the net as our basketball team won the district championship.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would want to be able to be invincible because it’d be nice to push every limit that exists and to create new limits without risk.

Rowan

LISTER Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I will be attending the University of Victoria in Canada to attain a teaching degree in order to teach social studies and humanities. Gain dual citizenship. Come back to Orcas at some point. Get a ranch and then buy a dog or four.

Most Memorable Moments:

The Homecoming bonfire, watching a board with “Friday Harbor” on it burn.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Shape-shift. The possibilities are endless.

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Devon Rose

Kai

MANN

MCGREGOR

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan to study politics and economics in college and just generally have a fun time.

Most Memorable Moments:

Rowing on Cascade Lake at 6 a.m. and watching the mist rise off the mountains. Heelying through hallways.

Answers unavailable at time of print.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Flying. I just feel like it would be really cool and I would love to be able to fly away from my problems.

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Henry

MCMURRAY

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Pearl

MUDD

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Most Memorable Moments:

Most Memorable Moments:

Communications and journalism at Washington State University. Prom 2015, team dinners, basketball sleepovers and towel whippings. The tent at Dana’s. My O.G.s and my new besties that I will always love forever!

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: I would want to be able to make people happy wherever I got. To have some power that could do that would be the coolest thing ever!

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Build a house/travel around/open a business/ all 3 and more. WING IT! Theater, Jacks, dune buggy setting on fire, “surfing” in Massacre Bay. Cliche star watching from my roof.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

The ability to speak every language, including dead ones. That is literally the most useful power I can think of and it has very few down sides.

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Orcas High School • Class of 2017

Evan “Brother”

MURPHY Plans & Dreams for the Future:

To be in the newspaper and ride the subsequent wave of fame.

Most Memorable Moments:

Summer, Dominican porch fight, winning districts in basketball, being bankrolled.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Immortality so I can witness the heat death of the universe.

Jordan

RANDOLPH Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Attend college. Study computer science. Work from home.

Most Memorable Moments:

Winning districts in basketball. That time Brother Evan, Aiden, Miles and I attempted to escape children house and dug a tunnel. April Fools night. Then when I realized I was a senior/adult.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The ability to hack anything. ANYTHING.

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Sandy

Gunnar

ROST

SANDWITH

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Getting an environmental science degree at WWU.

Most Memorable Moments: Sailing regattas!

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Answers unavailable at time of print.

I would want to be able to fly because I think flying would be fun and a sense of freedom sounds fantastic.

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Matia

Olivia

SCHWARTZ

Answers unavailable at time of print.

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SMITH

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Orcas Island High School • Class of 2017

Grayson

Ivan

WHITE

VELAZQUEZ Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Moving to Santa Rosa, Cali and going to work.

I will be attending Reed College and plan to major in mathematics.

Most Memorable Moments:

Sliding down the back stairs on one of the desks.

Most Memorable Moments: Winning basketball district champs.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Nothing.

Teleportation, it seems super useful.

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OASIS High School

class of

2017

Ismael

RODRIGUEZ

Answers unavailable at time of print.

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Orcas Christian School • Class of 2017

Orcas Christian School

class of

2017

Graduation Ceremony is June 9 at 6 p.m. • OCS School Gym Amy

ALBRIGHT

Cameron

ARAGON

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Most Memorable Moments:

Most Memorable Moments:

To be a hard worker in an area I’ll decide, doing something where I’m helping people. : Helping the school do service events where we helped island citizens.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The power to fly, so I could get places quickly and travel the world.

To be on the training staff for the Los Angeles Lakers. When I made 9 three point shots a couple of lay-ups and free throws against Lumni my Junior year.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Super speed, because it seems pretty neat.

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Ryan

Caitlin

FLINT Plans & Dreams for the Future:

FOWLER

After graduating from High School I want to take some time off and travel, then work or attend a small college.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Doing community service projects in my local community.

School Mission trips to Costa Rica and Philippines.

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Time travel, it would be cool to go back in time and see the worlds history.

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Become an Ultrasound Technician at Whatcom Community College.

Most Memorable Moments:

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Flying…….”Skirt Skirt.”

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

-Mark Twain


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Orcas Christian School • Class of 2017

Chase

KANTRUD

Plans & Dreams for the Future: Get rich.

Most Memorable Moments:

When I got suspended from elementary school.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: Teleportation.

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Keith

LIGHT

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

To accomplish all my plans and dreams and regret nothing.

Most Memorable Moments:

The time American politics failed us.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The power of persuasion, so people would finally know why I’m right.

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Emily

TOOMBS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Become an international English teacher giving students the same opportunity I had.

Most Memorable Moments:

Traveling to Costa Rica and the Philippines on mission trips which helped me decide what I wanted to do with my life. Getting to experience different cultures

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Shape shifting, because I could be a bird and fly or anything I wanted to be or completely disappear.

Great Job!

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“I really do believe that all of you are at the beginning of a wonderful journey. As you start traveling down that road of life, remember this: There are never enough comfort stops. The places you’re going to are never on the map. And once you get that map out, you won’t be able to re-fold it no matter how smart you are. So forget the map, roll down the windows, and whenever you can pull over and have picnic with a pig. And if you can help it never fly as cargo.” - Jim Henson


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Spring Street International School • Class of 2017

Spring Street International School

class of

2017

Graduation Ceremony is June 10 at 2:30 p.m. • FH Prespyterian Church Wenchong

CHEN

Aliza

ANDERSON-DIEPENBROCK Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Next year I will attend Whitman College in Walla Walla. I hope to find a path that connects all of my passions and allows me to help people. I dream of changing the world in simple ways.

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I’m going to learn about finance and make a lot of money.

Most Memorable Moments:

My best memories are playing Mahjong with friends in the dorm.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: The superpower I want most is to be able to think about something and it will just happen.

Most Memorable Moments:

Laughing through language barriers with my homestay family in Guatemala; throwing my island rosebuds off the “End of the World” in Spain learning how to make “egg roles” from my favorite food vendor in Darjeeling India; being at peace in the North Cascades, the Sierra Nevadas (with Armstrong Scholars), and the Himalayas­; ferry rides with my “boaties;” summers on horse back with my 4H girls; fall soccer seasons and winters flying in aerial silks.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would have the ability to see the story of a stranger. People are fascinating in their complexities, and I think it’s really important to learn and understand what makes someone who they are.

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Austin

Beatrice

FOSTER Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan on attending Maine Maritime Academy after high school. I want to see the world as an ever-changing view as seen from my captain’s chair.

Most Memorable Moments:

Hanging out with my friends, Baker powder days, and summer sunsets have been some of the most memorable moments for me these past 4 years.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Definitely the ability to breathe underwater. The ocean is a whole different world to explore, and breathing underwater would really help with that!

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GRAUMAN-BOSS Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Next year I’ll be going East! To which school I’m not yet sure—still deciding—but I do know that I’ll be studying science, particularly biology and physics. I’ve so far narrowed it down to four states and five schools, ranging in starting letters from B to W. Hopefully I’ll continue to play soccer, participate in the theater, and of course pursue scientific research!

Most Memorable Moments:

Hiking, boating, acting, stage-managing, traveling, soccer playing (state!), violin playing, scienceing, and creating unforgettable memories with friends. I’m going to miss this place!

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

Shape-shifting—so that I can fly, swim, run, or become ostensibly invisible.

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Christelle

INEMA

Spring Street International School • Class of 2017

Madrona

JAMESON Plans & Dreams for the Future:

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I plan on attending Soka University of America in Orange County, CA. I am concentrating in Social and Behavioral Science with specific interests in Economics and Political Science. My dream is to go back to Rwanda, ready to contribute to its development.

Most Memorable Moments:

Hanging out with friends; Girls on Ice; spending time with different families that hosted me on Island; Star Wars; THRIVE; spending time with my roommates.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: My superpower – a 100% photographic memory, then I would not have to struggle with Calculus formulas!

I’ve always known I wanted to be an actor. After many wonderful years of creating theatre on island, I’m ready to tell new stories at Bennington College in Vermont. Someday, after a fulfilling acting career, I’d like to teach the theatre arts and share my passion for storytelling in that way.

Most Memorable Moments:

The most memorable thing from the past four years is not a moment, but a feeling. It is the feeling of home. I am so thankful for the support found at Spring Street, and I will never forget traveling, learning, and creating with my peers and teachers.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

My superpower is on stage. I can transform into another person to see the world through their eyes and understand their story. I have the ability to transport an audience through time and space. Theatre is a powerful force, and I love that I can use it to connect with others.

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Changyuan “Charlie”

Alifaire

LI

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

In the future, I want to be an international businessman—or maybe open a fantastic shoe store!

Most Memorable Moments:

The most memorable moment of the last 4 years was when I went on the SSIS Southwest trip.  One day, we rode bicycles on a mountain. The experience was really exciting, but I also flew off of my bike and got hurt.  There are still scars on my arm.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I would pick flying, because when I was a kid, I really wanted to be an astronaut and ride a rocket into the universe.  So, if I could fly, I’d be just like a superman who can go anywhere I want.

NOREEN Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I am going to attend Western Washington University to study environmental science, marine biology, and environmental policy. I hope to be involved in research projects studying long-term climate change.

Most Memorable Moments:

Interning at the Friday Harbor Labs; kayaking across a lake in Guatemala; walking through intensely beautiful landscapes in Spain, and helping to lead an eighth grade trip to Washington DC and NYC.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I know shape-shifting is cliché, but it is probably the best superpower because it has the most applications in the world. A person could do almost anything with a shape-shifting power.

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Gemma

Gurorong “Tom”

RICHARD Plans & Dreams for the Future:

People say that the greatest good in this world is happiness. My plans and dreams are quite simple. My dream is to always be happy and live a comfortable life by supporting myself.  This is all I want for myself, but before I can accomplish this, I will attend University of Victoria in Canada.

Most Memorable Moments:

When I went to Guatemala with my classmates. One night we shared a small, round straw hut and immediately noticed the cockroaches.  We all got so freaked out that all 7 of us piled into a single person bunk bed. Soon the cockroaches weren’t the only problem we faced.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

I wish I had the superpower to talk to animals. My chickens are so loud at times, I just want to ask them to shut up, but moreover I want this ability to be able to help animals in need.

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ZHANG

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

I am interested in cooking so maybe I will be a chef in a restaurant in China or another country, but I want to be a teacher or a businessman too.

Most Memorable Moments:

The most memorable moment in my memory was in March of 2017. I went to Jackson’s Beach with my friend Lizy.  It was very cold but we took off our shoes and ran to the ocean anyway.  It was very fun, and we laughed with each other for a long, long time.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If I had a superpower I would fly—and fly fast. If I could fly, I could study in the USA, and when my friends or my family needed me, I could zip over to go stay with them.  Maybe, I would go to Olympic Games and beat Bolt.

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Spring Street International School • Class of 2017

Ziqi

ZHAO

Good Luck!

Plans & Dreams for the Future:

After college I want to go back to China. I miss my family.  I want to be a businessman.

Most Memorable Moments:

Four years ago, I was studying in Beijing. I got sick.  My parents were working far away in the Tangshan.  They came to see me.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?:

If I were to have a super power, I would fly. If I could fly, I could go home.  I could also go anywhere I wanted to.  And, I wouldn’t need to buy a plane ticket.

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Skagit Valley College

2017

class of Graduation Ceremony is June 14 at 1 p.m. • Brickworks Autumn

HALLOCK Plans & Dreams for the Future: My unannounced dreams have come true. And, I finally know what I want to be when I grow up! After a restful summer, because let’s face it, school is exhausting, I will attend Western Governor’s University to begin work on my bachelor’s degree in elementary education (K-8). P.S. It is a lot harder to go back to school as an adult, but we all have to walk our own paths. If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?: LOL!!! That’s appropriate right? I’ll start where I left off in 1999: cross country trips, city life, back to the island life, giving birth (that’s a doozy), marrying my sweet honey, beautiful children, blended family parenting, new family, new friends, old friends, holidays, birthdays, beach days, family days, good days, bad days, best sister ever!, camping, fishing, vacationing, so much working, VBS-ing, gardening, anniversaries, Prause wedding.

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Graduation Ceremonies Friday Harbor High School Saturday, June 10 5 p.m. in the Turnball gym

Lopez Island High School Saturday, June 10 2 p.m. in Lopez School Gym

Orcas Island High School Saturday, June 17 2 p.m. in the new gym

Orcas Christian High School Friday, June 9 6 p.m. in the school gym

Spring Street International School Saturday, June 10 2:30 p.m. at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church

Skagit Valley College Wednesday, June 14 1 p.m. at Brickworks

Grad Tab - Graduation 2017  

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Grad Tab - Graduation 2017  

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