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LETTER TO OUR SENIOR CLASS: 3

WHAT SENIORS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO: 4-5 SENIOR TELL ALL: 6-7 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: 8-21 BEST FRIENDS SEPARATING: 22 WHERE WE ARE ALL HEADING: 23-25 GOODBYE LETTERS: 26 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 27 page 2/ senior mag


N G 1 2 N A 1 G M 2 A A 1N G M 2 A A 1N M G 2 A A 1N G M 2 A A 1N N M 2 1 A A 2 N M A 1 A Dear seniors,

Our senior year has been like no other. While we missed out on many experiences, our past 11 years were filled with a myriad of memories. In elementary school we attended Scholastic Book Fairs, eager to get our hands on the plastic pointer fingers. We visited the state capitol and enjoyed our boujee ride on the Badger Bus. Middle school came around and Musically made its first appearance on our iPhone 5c’s. In between leaning and dabbing, we raced to our new lockers, prepared for our trips to Washington D.C, and officially “graduated” from eighth grade. We quickly learned our place as freshmen as we nervously navigated the Homestead hallways and cheered from the top bleachers at football games. Our innocent eyes were scarred as we experienced the annual Speedo run and our ears bled as we listened to Despacito for the hundredth time. Our first year at Homestead quickly came to an end, and next thing we knew we were at Camp Randall supporting the boys of Friday at the state championship to kick off our sophomore year. The newly introduced winter formal was a hit as students danced the night away. Between sophomore and junior year principal Mr. Brett Bowers announced his resignation and Mr. Eric Ebert stepped in to fill his position. Junior year started off with a bang when our class dominated the seniors in the powder puff game with a final score of 7-6. Second trimester came and went but not without ACT tests, hypnotists at Relay for Life or an accidental fire in Mr. Richter’s chemistry class. All the while news of the novel coronavirus circulated the news. As cases started to pop up, what we thought was a month long spring break quickly transitioned into lockdown and virtual learning until the end of the school year. After a long awaited return to school amid all the challenges and turbulence of this unprecedented time, we kept our hopes up for a normal year. However, we quickly learned that “normal” was not going to be a reality for some time. Our new schedule consisted of two classes per day and Zoom calls replaced face to face interactions. Amidst all that we have lost this year, there was a small glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel that we call senior year. As we wind down the year we are grateful to have had some resemblance of a senior year. We organized a senior sunrise to start off our third and final trimester on the football field. We were greeted with more good news of a senior prom, a senior dinner, and an in person graduation ceremony. While we know that this year has been far from what any of us had expected, we can all come together and celebrate the accomplishments our class has made in this historical year. We thank all of you for the countless memories and lasting friendships. It is safe to say that we will never forget our years as Highlanders. Sincerely,

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Publications Seniors

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going theDISTANCE... “I’m most looking forward to meeting new people in college, pursuing my education, and finding new hobbies and interests!”

“I’m excited to meet new people and take classes that I’ll actually use for the future.” MEGAN KNECHT

LILLY VANG

“I’m excited for the new experiences and opportunities I will have in college!” ANDREA SCHWALBACH

“I am looking forward to having new experiences and learning how to be an adult and make lifelong friendships.” JACKSON BURD

“I’m excited to go to Chicago next year and make memories in the city!” ELENA WESTLAKE

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but lookingFORWARD what seniors are looking forward to after graduating by Francesca De Martino

“I’m excited to meet my roommates, traveling with the lacrosse team, and exploring my new city!”

“I look forward to being done with school and working for my real estate license!”

THEADORA KRUEGER

JAYLEN PERRY DANIELS

“I’m looking forward to moving to a new place and learning to be independent while meeting lots of new people!” JEB CLARK

“I am excited about going to get an apprenticeship in advanced diesel machines. This is what I am hopefully going to get a job in.” DEVIN CURRAN

“Meeting new people, exploring career options, and making valuable connections.” HAILEY WHITE page 5/ senior mag


“Absolutely demolishing the class of ‘20 in powderpuff junior year. Sorry we couldn’t do it again in ‘22 this year ;)”

Fiona L awlor

“At the 2019/2020 prep rally Nick Voslar danced with the dance team without a shirt on!“

Gracie Newbauer

“I spent three hours in the pitch black screaming and running away from the seniors who were dressed as zombies at the winter musical sleepover.”

“When I was walking past the offices and someone shattered the glass covering the awards right in front of me.”

Taliah L ansing

Megan schuyler

the senior TELL ALL students talk about their craziest memories from the past four years

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“Getting to fool around a little in ceramics.”

Owen Leaders

“Some of the pep rallies were really fun!”

Patrick Berger

“The Crunchwrap Supreme incident 2019”

Mohammed Khaled “When the seniors a few years back threw hot dogs at me.”

Lola Wojick

“Going to the football state game!”

Thailyr Perez “Playing tag and four square in the Hub when a football game my junior year got pushed back to 11 p.m.”

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a noteworthy

EXPERIENCE

Kramar pursues her musical passion in college Article by Ainsley Feigles llustration by Nora Raasch finite Waltz, Kramar has penned A melody runs through an additional work for full her head and she rushes to the orchestra entitled Letters to You, piano to capture it in writing. two chamber ensemble pieces, After she locates the right two short film scores, a classical notes and identifies a rhythm, composition for string orchestra, her mind wanders as she and a solo cello piece. As of April, thinks about the many ways she was composing a piece for the she could expand this melody Homestead orchestra, set to be into an entire piece of music. premiered before the end of the For Isabelle Kramar, this school year. routine is her passion. Her compositions have led Kramar started learning to numerous world premiere piano around the age of performances, along with global four and began cello in the recognition. This year, Kramar summer preceding her fourth was nominated for a division of grade year, when she was nine the Marvin Hamlisch Internayears old. During her time tional Music Awards, alongside in music, Kramar has made more than 500 composers from lasting memories through 51 different countries. her experiences with various Kramar was nominated for orchestras at Homestead and the Youth Classical Composition the Milwaukee Youth SymDivision of this award. “Recentphony Orchestra (MYSO), ly, I was fortunate enough to be in which she spent six years. recognized as a nominee for an Additionally, Kramar fondly international award. The comremembers her solo oppormunity of that was incredible; tunities and the chamber the experience of having music ensembles with which she has in my life brought me to a really performed. cool group of people,” Kramar It was not until later in her remarked. music experience that Kramar Kramar currently does not began composing. “I comstudy composition privately, but pletely accidentally got into rather relies on her knowledge it. I applied last minute to the of music and available resources John Downey Creation Projto write pieces independently. ect at MYSO. I had no prior She hopes that her time at the knowledge or experience of University of Wisconsin-Madison anything, but I just did it,” will help equip her with further Kramar recalled, “I was like, knowledge and skills in the ‘Oh, I’ll try something new,’ subject. “I’ve just been reading and then it turns out I fell in as many books and watching as love with it, and ever since, many videos as I can,” Kramar I’ve just been writing.” explained, “But with college, I This unforeseen opporwill have the opportunity, for the tunity proved life-changing first time, to study it and formally for Kramar. Since MYSO’s understand it, and I think that premiere performance of her will make me a lot stronger.” initial composition, The In-

While Kramar draws inspiration for her music from both Romantic and Contemporary era composers, she is especially influenced by film score composers, and hopes to pursue this type of writing after college. “My composition philosophy is telling stories through my music and I think film scores and program music are the best for that,” Kramar said. Looking forward, Kramar aspires to broaden her inspiration and be influenced by different styles. “I hope in college I’ll learn… more about diverse composers.. I think having that diversity in composition and telling each one of our stories is important because of our different perspectives,”

Kramar expressed. Kramar will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison next year to double major in Music Composition and Data Science. Ultimately, she hopes to find a job in which she can combine her passions for music and technology. As she embarks on this next endeavour, Kramar is confident that she will not forget the impact of the Homestead community in helping her achieve her dreams. Kramar acknowledged, “It was the support and feeling of being able to try new things out, and find my thing, that was very much thanks to Homestead and its environment of encouraging new and crazy things.”

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behind the

SCENES

Lookatch looks forward to his future in design and production Article by Hannah Kennedy Illustration by Nora Raasch close to his fellow crewIt all started with a mates. “I really like that I got concert. The flashing to see all the kids because lights. The strobe effects. we were like a big family. The massive sets. It was It is a big community and then that Benji Lookatch, everyone is so happy to see senior, became enthralled each other,” Lookatch said with the production of the He also developed a passion show and everything that for design and production. went on behind the scenes. With college on the horiGrowing up, Lookatch zon Lookatch was certain that was involved in music and he wanted to continue with played drums from a young theater through a bachelor of age. He was also an avid fine arts degree and he began photographer who enjoyed to look into programs that caworking behind the camera tered to his creative interests. to take portraits of people. “I did not want to go to New This combination of a love York or California. I wantfor music and technology ed to stay in the midwest,” sparked his fascination Lookatch said, “and that is with theater design, prohow I found Cincinnati.” duction, and construction. The University of CincinAs an incoming freshnati offers a highly comman, Lookatch joined petitive theater design and the stage crew for Homeproduction program within stead’s Drama Department their College Conservatory of in hopes of pursuing his Music, which is accredited as interest in set design and “one of this country’s leading technology. Immediately conservatories” by the New he was absorbed into the York Times. welcoming “family” of The specific theater and the drama department as design major only admits he worked alongside other five students annually, and members of the stage crew. Lookatch was one of them. While lighting and “After they accepted the five sound caught his attention, people the program director Lookatch took a particular really pushed for us to come liking to set design and to campus and get a tour. I building. “I really was was able to privately tour the good at building because campus and sit in on lectures. I grew up building in my He sat down and talked to me grandpa’s woodshop, and about the program too. [The he taught me a lot. It was director] really reached out a really good bonding to me and that stood out,” experience from my childLookatch said. hood,” Lookatch recalled. Lookatch was also imThroughout his four pressed with the facilities and years with the drama opportunities that the Unidepartment, Lookatch grew versity of Cincinnati offered.

“They have multiple theaters and some of the best technology that professionals are using right now,” Lookatch described with enthusiasm. The hands-on experiences their program offered were equally as important to Lookatch as well. “I cannot sit in a studio all day. I cannot sit in a lecture hall all day,” Lookatch explained, “I need a lot of interaction and they offered a lot of handson work.” After his tour, Lookatch was fairly set on his decision to attend school in Cincinnati in the fall. “I kept telling myself that I had to look at other schools, but my parents could just tell that I wanted to be there,” Lookatch said. “They are parents; they just know.” What Lookatch is most excited for is the opportunities that theater design and production offer him. “It is not just theatre. It can be anything. It can be theatre, it can be concerts, it can even be weddings. I remember the director telling me that I could end up working anywhere from cruise ships to concert halls, and my eyes just lit up,” Lookatch said. Although he feels most drawn to musical theater, the freedom that comes with his creative degree is endless. “Ultimately, I could end up anywhere and that is what is most exciting,” Lookatch said.

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mastery of

METALS

Dummann seeks to create art that others will covet Article by Ainsley Feigles Illustration by Nora Raasch Elena Dummann came to Each of her pieces require a Homestead knowing she enjoyed great amount of time and effort, art and that she wanted it to be an with much preparatory work. integral part of her high school “It takes a lot of revision. My experience. She enrolled in sketchbook is filled with ideas… various art classes, such as Crafts I’ll try to do a two-dimensional and Ceramics, before exploring sketch and draw each layer and one more course that piqued her do a compositional sketch so it interest: Art Metals. shows it all together,” Dummann This choice sparked an undeni- explained, “I’ll do measureable passion. ments, measure everything out, Her newfound interest came as and see how much metal I have a surprise to her. “I kind of took and it kind of bases off of that. art metals on a whim and I endOr, if I have a lot of scraps, I’ll ed up really liking it,” Dummann try to make a piece that’s just recalled. using that to reuse as much as I This decision ultimately can.” shaped her passion for art, proAfter deciding upon a design, viding her the vehicle to discover Dummann then engages in a a new facet of her talents. After lengthy process to complete a Dummann completed three Art piece. “These pieces, unfortuMetals classes during her junior nately, take like a month to do year, she was not ready to part because I am cutting everything with the topic. Instead, she further by hand, filing and sanding,” explored the medium through an Dummann said, “After that I’ll Art Metals focus in AP Three-Dido this thing called etching, mensional Art. so we’ll put it in this chemical Throughout her time in Art and it eats away at the metal… Metals, Dummann has acquired After we neutralize it, it has this many new skills, such as learnengraved effect so that there ing how to use raised rivets on are two different textures to the her pieces to provide dimension. metal, and that’s how I get the Dummann stated that she is designs.” “mostly focused on three-dimenTo complete her design and sional sculptural art.” create the three-dimensional One of Dummann’s favorite effect, Dummann then rivets her pieces is her earliest creation, piece before it is finally comwhich brings these strategies pleted. into the spotlight. Displaying As a distance learner this a three-dimensional piece, she school year, Dummann’s work highlighted various aspects of her has come with some obstacles. work with infectious enthusiasm. “I am online so I do not have the “This was one of my first pieces, machinery that the school has, and it is raised riveted so everybut thankfully I was able to get thing has a different height… it a drill press for home and Ms. is all tiered and you can see all of Nowak, my Art Metals teacher, the rivets in the middle,” Dumgave me a huge toolbox full of mann remarked. stuff to work on, so I can do it,

which is really awesome of her,” Dummann exclaimed. As she heads into college next year, Dummann desires to engage in the art of jewelry making. She has decided to attend UW-Madison to pursue a degree in Art Metals and Jewelry. She is unsure where her degree may lead her, but she is optimistic about obtaining new skills in the subject. “I kind of wanted to branch out and I have always been interested in different types of jewelry, and it seemed like it would be really fun, so either after I graduate I would want to continue in the profession of jewelry, and jewelers, or I would just focus more on the studio aspect and really honing in on those skills and learning as much as I can,” Dummann explained, “I feel like there are two different paths I can take and I’ll just try to figure it out as I go.” As she discovers what her future may look like, Dummann is ultimately grateful for the support of her parents throughout her high school years. “My parents really stressed picking a career that makes you happy versus successful in other people’s eyes. This is the one thing I’m really passionate about and I can see myself doing this day in and day out and not getting super drained or tired from it. I knew I would be happy and I feel like that was the most important thing and they really wanted that for me,” Dummann said. It is clear that Dummann aspires to pass along her happiness to others. Dummann remarked, “Working with people and creating art and jewelry that they love and wear indefinitely, that’s the page 13/ senior goal.”

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designing the

FUTURE

Marcon desires to make a positive impact through civil engineering Article by Olivia Van Laanen Illustration by Nora Raasch To create. To build. To design. The hours proved worth it. During the 2018-2019 school year, David Marcon and his fellow teammates made it all the way to the North Worlds, the largest robotics competition in the country. A beaming smile crossed his face and Marcon felt overcome with excitement and pride. Homestead Robotics Club received a nomination for the highest ranking award at this competition. Fourth grade is the year it all started. As a little kid, Marcon admired his older brother and wanted to be just like him which led to him joining the youth robotics program through the Mequon-Thiensville School District. He has nurtured his growing passion for robotics by participating in the program throughout elementary, middle and all four years of high school. “I have enjoyed the consistency of the program and the friends I have made through being part of a team,” Marcon said.

While designing and building the robot is a huge focus of robotics, another aspect is documentation. This is Marcon’s speciality. Documentation involves storing information about the robot into a computer system and being able to execute the programs which control the robot’s function. “I enjoy having the ability to push myself intellectually to solve complex problems which

is a huge element of robotics,” Marcon claimed. While family is the most important factor in his life right now, Marcon considers academics to be his second most predominant priority. “I am proud of pushing myself academically the past four years and taking challenging courses,” Marcon remarked. His life at Homestead has been a schedule full of honors and advanced placement classes. Marcon states, “Without the assistance of the teachers at Homestead, I would not be where I am today.” Marcon specifically credits Mr. Ben Sloma, social studies teacher, “who has pushed me to succeed. If you want a good grade in Sloma’s class you have to work for it,” Marcon said. Another teacher who has shown considerable support to Marcon in his rigorous classes is Ashley Meulemans, physics teacher. Looking forward, Marcon is going to obtain an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. “I’ve always been drawn to STEM and I’m a math guy,” Marcon remarks. He enjoys the realistic problem solving aspect that civil engineering provides him with. He has been inspired by his robotics coaches to study civil engineering. He believes that “overall I will be able to make the most positive impact with this specific degree.” This focus of study can be found in numerous places in real life that have a direct impact on people’s lives. The

large number of specialities civil engineers can pursue include types such as infrastructural or environmental engineering. As Marcon heads off to college in just a few short months, one goal he has for himself is continuing his academic success although he knows that college will be more challenging. “I want my professors to think highly of me. I want to be good in my field and have the ability to make a difference,” Marcon said. Additionally, he is also looking forward to being able to take electives that interest him and will prove to be salient for his career path. In the next five years, Marcon aspires to obtain an undergraduate degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE), be taken on by a civil engineering firm and acquire his masters degree. Marcon has decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his next four years of education. As Marcon continues on into this new chapter of his life, he is able to look back with a smile and full heart on an outstanding academic performance, his various achievements in his time with the robotics club and can utilize everything he has learned to head onto making a lifelong impact on society.

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playing with

HEART

Young’s mother-daughter bond that sticks together Article by Lexi Buzzell Illustration by Nora Raasch In the noisy gym filled with fans ted myself to basketball,” Young cheering, coaches screaming, and explained. whistles blowing, there is one voice In addition to AAU, Young that sticks out above them all. “Let’s continued to play for Glen Hills go Daja!” shouts Aleta Parker, moth- and then the Nicolet program er of Daja Young, senior. before coming to Homestead With Young’s father not in the freshman year, switching propicture, Young and her mother have grams. Despite leaving her friends a very special bond. “We’ve always and teammates she had known been very close; it’s pretty much just and played with for years, the us,” Young said. transition at Homestead proved Throughout the years, her mother seamless. “I was able to play in the has juggled multiple jobs while summer league, so I was able to also attending school and sporting get to know some of my team prior events, and supporting her daughter. to the start of the season. Everyone “Everything I do is for Daja. She is was welcoming and helped make everything I have,” Parker said. my transition smooth,” Young said. Parker has supported her daughter Throughout high school, Young as she chases her dreams and works continued to spend her summers to accomplish her goals, including training and travelling with Playplaying basketball at the collegiate ground Elite, while also getting level. “My mom is my number one looks from college coaches. “I supporter, on and off the court,” had a couple scholarships ranging from [National Association of Young said. Intercollegiate Athletics] NAIA DI Young first started playing basketball when she joined her school’s to Junior College schools,” Young team at Glen Hills Middle School in explained. Ultimately, once Young visited Glendale, which has students from William Penn University, she 4th-8th grade. Young was one of just two 4th graders on the team. “I found herself right at home. “A always liked basketball and I’ve al- couple former Playground Elite ways been athletic, so when I joined girls play for them, which is Glen Hills, it all started from there,” perfect because the chemistry will be there already with some of the Young said. players,” Young explained. WilBy the summer going into her 5th grade year, Young had found her liam Penn University is a private passion and joined her first Amateur University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with NAIA Division I sports. Athletic Union (AAU) basketThe distance from is another ball team, Playground Elite. AAU basketball is a nationwide program factor for Young when choosing a that targets advancement of players school. Being apart from her mothand their development. Young knew er may prove difficult, as they have that playing AAU basketball would never been apart for so long. “[My help get her to the next level. “I had mom] is really happy I am going, been in ballet and gymnastics, but I but I know we are really going to miss each other a lot because liked basketball so much better, so I stopped doing them, and commit- we have never been separated

since the day I was born,” Young explained. She always wanted “to go far, but not too far.” William Penn University is about a five and a half hour drive from home. Young is confident distance will not change her tight relationship with her mother. “[William Penn] is not too far, so I can always drive back for the weekend or she can drive up,” Young said. In addition to being a perfect fit athletically and geographically, the nursing program is also very strong. “Nursing is something I knew I wanted to do since I was born, I’ve always been meant to be a nurse,” Young said. Knowing this, Young’s practice in the medical area has already started. As a certified CBRF and CNA, Young works at Cornerstone of Oak Creek, a facility where she helps take care of elders, including giving insulin shots, taking blood pressure, and passing out medicine. “I know I will learn some new stuff about nursing in college, but I already have a little bit of background and experience because I work in the field,” Young said. Beyond college, Young plans to continue to play basketball in gyms and with friends, but her focus is on becoming “A travelling nurse, starting [her] career, and figuring out where I want to live in the long-run because I don’t think it will be Wisconsin,” Young explained. “My mom plans to stay in Wisconsin, but I know I will always have her there for me and [she will] be my biggest supporter,” Young said. page 17/ senior

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the adventure

AWAITS

Robbins takes on a new journey overseas and is excited for what is to come Article by Katie Price Illustration by Nora Raasch To experience a new culture. To explore his interests. To gain a new perspective. As Henry Robbins, senior, embarks on his journey to Indonesia for a gap year, he hopes this opportunity will provide him with these things, along with many others. This was a rather simple decision for Robbins, who knew he wanted to take a break before attending The College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Wooster, Ohio. When explaining why he chose Wooster he said that “they offered a pretty good scholarship and had a four year research program that sounded really intriguing.” Straying from the norm of a traditional four year college didn’t scare Robbins. He gained support from his family and friends, making his decision even easier. Not only did he see it as a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it also allowed him thinking time to discover what he wants to continue to study in college. “It is something that I’ve always considered doing,” Robbins explained, “so I just knew I had to take the opportunity.” The program Robbins chose is organized through Where There Be Dragons. In order to be accepted into this program, Robbins first

applied, and then had a follow up phone interview. It is rather selective with only 12 participants and three leaders. He had the option to chose from various programs in North America, Latin America, Africa and other parts of Asia. Robbins ultimately chose Indonesia because he thought that “traveling through the Oceanic islands sounded really cool. They also put a large emphasis on staying with the host families and learning about the skills used in their lives,” Robbins continued. Where There Be Dragons states that their mission is to “cultivate meaningful connections through immersive and responsible travel. Our vision, ultimately, is to foster a more compassionate, just, and inclusive world.” For Robbins these were some of the things that drew him to the program. He also claims that he hopes to learn about the specific culture in the country and how the Indonesians live their lives on an everyday basis. Robbins will be there for a semester from September to December where he will travel from host family to host family and participate in a variety of experiences, including spearfishing with the host father. “I also get to choose a topic of study but I

have to look into those more to see which interest me,” Robbins said. The options he can choose to study include, but aren’t limited to, martial arts, street art, cooking and traditional dance. While in Indonesia, not only will Robbins be exploring and learning about the country, but he will also be participating in service work and specifically focusing on helping the locals. Although this is a new experience in a completely new country, it is not far fetched for Robbins. “I actually went to Canada for the whole summer last year to go camping,” Robbins explained, “however, I’m still a little bit nervous. I think my nerves will be mainly on the flight and when I first arrive there, but they should calm down once I begin to settle down.” When asked where he sees himself in ten years, Robbins was unsure, however, he is using this experience with the hope that it will provide him clarity and allow him to discover his true passion. To anyone looking to go against what is considered the “traditional” route after high school, Robbins offered a few words of encouragement. “Be open to any ideas out there and don’t be afraid to take on any new ones,” Robbins explained.

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her inner Hudson fell in love with skincare Article by Francesca De Martino Illustration by Nora Raasch When Rylee Hudson was in middle school, she opened her computer after school one day and watched her first ever makeup tutorial. She instantly fell in love expression found in the little plastic containers. She was mesmerized by the beauty industry and how amazing it all seemed, and from that point on, she knew she wanted to be a part of it. Hudson started getting into beauty when she was in elementary school. “I have really been into makeup since I was in fifth grade and have been obsessed with it ever since. In middle school all I would do was watch Youtube tutorials and do my makeup with the person on the screen after school,”Hudson said. It wasn’t until her junior year of high school that she started considering getting a serious license for this after-school hobby. “My friend was telling me about becoming an esthetician and how she wanted to do that after she graduated high school. She explained everything that went on there and what you needed to do to get your license. At that point, I started thinking about doing it too because it is already my passion and I really wanted to do what made me happy,” Hudson said. She knew that she did not want to go to a four year college after high school, so she began senior year, Hudson started researching places to go to get her license. Hudson decided to go to a beauty

BEAUTY

school instead of a four year university because it is something she would actually enjoy doing and learning about. “I want to do this because skincare interests me more than anything I would have to go to college for,” Hudson explained. She plans to go to the Mequon-Thiensville School of Esthetics and will start classes in August of 2021. Mequon-Thiensville School of Esthetics is a certified continuing education facility approved and licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Service. Here she will learn the anatomy of the face, neck, hands, and arms, as well as how to identify skin disorders and conditions, perform facial treatments, and obtain business management skills required to seek employment after school. In order to receive a diploma from the school, there is a required 450 hours of study and treatment practice. After graduating she will take the State of Wisconsin Licensure Examination in order to practice as an certified esthetician. “I am super self conscious about my skin. My skin has never really been bad, but I will look in the mirror and see these like tiny little imperfections. That’s also why I am getting into skincare because I want to learn and know how to treat my skin correctly,” Hudson said. Not only can Hudson use

this knowledge for herself, but it will help improve the skin of her future customers with similar insecurities. As of right now, Hudson continues to work on her makeup skills daily, to practice the art. She also researches new products and techniques she sees on Tik Tok and on other platforms. Hudson says, “[I] do my makeup everyday and sometimes when I am on Tik Tok and I see a product someone is using, and I will research it to see what it does and if people really like the product or not.” Ten years from now, Hudson’s goal is to have a job as an esthetician somewhere in the area of Mequon-Thiensville. She also hopes to travel. “I want to be financially stable enough to travel a lot.” Another plus for Hudson’s job is to have very flexible hours. “These hours will allow me to go on vacations and visit fun places to make life interesting,” Hudson said. Hudson wanted her classmates and future graduating classes to know that students can take a different path after senior year and she shares some advice. “My advice to anyone who is wanting to go to a non-traditional path after high school is do what you want and you do not need to go to college to do something that makes you happy.”

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DISTANCE APART: 841 MI

DISTANCE APART: 1,140 MI “I’m going to miss her hilarious stories, “study” sessions, driving around hours on end, and laughing about literally everything.”

“What I’ll probably miss the most is how we are so close that we can practically read each other’s minds.”

AVERY BERSELL

MALIKA DAIKAWA

“I’m going to miss Avery’s positivity and love of adventures the most while we’re 1,139 miles away.”

“One thing I’ll really miss about not being with Malika next year is spending hours just driving around or sitting in her car talking.”

JESSICA GEE

EATAI SASSON

DISTANCE means nothing

when FRIENDS mean so much best friends leaving each other for college

DISTANCE APART: 1,620 MI DISTANCE APART: 1,647 MI “We will miss cheering each other on at hockey and lacrosse games!”

“What’s there not to miss?” FIONA LAWLOR

“I’ll miss Fi randomly showing up to my house to raid my closet, blasting Afroman in the red lot and her being two minutes from me.”

JACK LAVALLE & CONNOR BIRMINGHAM

OLIVIA VAN LAANEN

DISTANCE APART: 4,050 MI “I will miss the times where we would have fun no matter where we were and never took anything seriously.” SALVADOR MAGARREIRO

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“I will miss the conversations and late night adventures.” JACKSON FLEMING


AMA21NG places ahead

UWSUPERIOR Alexandre Paredes

UWSTEVENS POINT Lucas Hart Nathan Kallas

UWEAU CLAIRE Katrina Krol Madaline Miller Riley Olsen Zachary Orfield Paige Wallner

LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY Grace Aceto Logan Mandlman

EDGEWOOD COLLEGE Nathan Bacskai UW- OSHKOSH Zoe Rachum

UWSTOUT Christian Benske Jonathan Rakow

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE Ronald Match MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE Stasia Xiong Nyla Xiong

UWRIVER FALLS Dylan Brown NORTH TECHINICAL CENTER IN WASSAU Nicholas Feltz

UW-LA CROSSE Mia Caputa Aliyah Check Audrey Elchert Noah LaBelle Brendan O’Brien Brionna Tuler Jolie Waddell

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY Joseph Naum Rebekah Rathe MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY Robert Berezovski Manaal Nasir Abbie Ravanelli

UW-PLATTEVILLE Celia Nelson

UW- MADISON Ayomide Adebogun Kate Griswold Ariana Halaska Angelica Ahmann Julie Kim Max Biltman Heaven Kim Jusleen Bindra Isabelle Kramar Isabella Brooks Steven Lam Jackson Burd Brady Lutz Jadelyn Burris Margaret Mackinnon Megan Case Benjamin DeRubertis David Marcon Scarlett Marruffo Caroline Downey Ava McNarney Zachary Duckler Rishith Mereddy Elena Dummann Elizaveta Familiant Gia-Bao Nguyen Anna Nguyen Jack Fargo Grace Ow Audrey Ferrero Ruairi O’Donnell Ryan Gettelfinger

UW- WHITEWATER Elijah Bodner Aziel Carson Grace Duecker Grant Hooks Sydney Lanthier Emma Lusis Chiara Schloerke Montez Simmons Guy Tamim Sophia Waise

Emily Padgett Thailyr Perez Michael Rolfs Adam Rosler Eatai Sasson Andrew Schultz Daniel Shveytser Zachary Sprinkmann Chloe Stojovic Gray Stueber Sigmund VanValkenburgh CARROLL UNIVERSITY Katelyn Wade Logan Knecht Travis Weber Elise Scholtus Caroline Weir Leanè Willemse MILWAUKEE SCHOOL Ashley Zaiss OF ENGINEERING Ela Zvi Jesse Brown Max Dahms Daniel Foster Andrea Schwalbach Nyla Xiong

UWMILWAUKEE Benjamin Lorenz Lindsey Brown Jamie McCoy Ellie Doerr Ayelia Moore Ainsley Fiegles Adrielle Nelson Jackson Fleming Tiffany Schmidman Alicia Forier Megan Schuyler Marie Frede Sean Seyfer Ashley Gilburt Christian Sobczak Denis Gusev Suabzoo Vang Janny Herr Ian Weesen Marlee Kaplin Lola Wojcik Nariko Kelly Timothy Levchenko Emma Zehms Tanner van Vooren

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ILLINOIS ALABAMA University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign University of Alabama Ashley Bruno McKinley Davies Universal Technical Institute Illinois ARIZONA Arizona State University Nicholas Habermann Andrew Balistreri INDIANA Aaron Gilgur Ball State University Austin Heffernan Megan Knecht Andrew Prucyk Butler University Julia Rowe Jyniah Williams Indiana University University of Arizona Claudia Chedid Connor Birmingham Nathan Falender Nathan Williams Samuel Groblewski AMSTERDAM Jack LaValle University of Amsterdam Charles Pfeifer Purdue University Aksel VanValkenburgh Patrick Berger CALIFORNIA Declan Cain Point Loma Nazarene Alexander Pons University Theodore Schaal Fiona Lawlor University of California- Saint Mary’s College Megan Gehl Santa Barbra

AMA2 1NG

Chloe Sileno University of Southern California Seyla Dillon

COLORADO US Air Force Academy Rachel Wycklendt University of Colorado-Boulder McKenna Marotta Colorado State University Kelley Elliott FLORIDA Nova Southeastern University Jacob Haberer Rollins College Ellie Dorman University of Florida Thomas Buchanan University of Tampa Olivia Kowaleski University of South Florida Katelyn Braunstein GEORGIA University of Georgia Lexi Buzzell ILLINOIS Bradley University Tyler Maxon Depaul University Francesca De Martino Loyola University of Chicago Kate Quasius Elena Westlake Northwestern University Elizabeth Wilkerson Olivet Nazarene University Khendel Rolison Southern Illinois University Bradley Falender Triton College Amani Patton

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IOWA Drake University Aidan Duecker University of Iowa Sonny Detoro Joseph Ruvin Faith Schanowski Oliver Sewart Aya Vlasoff Iowa State University MARYLAND Allison Konya William Penn University University of Maryland Hannah Kennedy Daja Young KANSAS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA University of Kansas Adrian College Saint Cloud Technical College Eric Berger Lucia Commare Stella Scott Riley Kramer Davenport University Saint Cloud University Callie Schallert Theodora Krueger Ivan Diaz Elizabeth Thomas Michigan State University University of Minnesota KENTUCKY Danielle Kleiman Boyce College Cole Nagel Claire Baden Jasiel Mancillas Benitez Gavin Harrison University of Michigan Avery Bersell Leila Mohsenian Brescia University Alanna Devorkin Talia Bodi Kaitlyn Sisney Keelen Allen Arin Hirsch Thomas Burns Anna Timme University of Kentucky Ava Meester Ava Cavalco Samantha Trost Kristen Dillon Adam Cook Samuel Warshauer Megan Hartlieb MINNESOTA Ryan Hanley Hailey White Jacob Powell Concordia College Moorhead Isabella Huycke Jack Wirthlin Margaret Rappa LOUISIANA Joshua Kloss University of Saint Thomas Macalester College Xavier University Katrina Liberman Nora O’Brien Nathan Corbett of Louisiana Elan Levin Carys Ross


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r ie s e nc GAP YEAR/MILITARY/WORK Everett Curran Mikayla Haen Rylee Hudson Jeffery Jimenez Orion Klamm Owen Leaders Thomas Link Parker Nieves Timmaya Paris Jaylen Perry-Daniel Henry Robbins Owen Sotelo Jackson Szypszak Payne Thompson Avery Valentine OTHER Breanna Gardipee David Nabors Christian Staudt

MISSOURI Southeast Missouri State Elizabeth Rader St. Louis University Jack Gresham Washington University in St. Louis Max Franks NEBRASKA Creighton University Olivia Van Laanen University of Nebraska Jeb Clark Gabrielle Thomas NEW JERSEY College of New Jersey Margarethe Berger

NORTH CAROLINA Appalachian State University Taylor Apel OHIO College of Wooster Taliah Lansing University of Cincinnati Benjamin Lookatch OKLAHOMA University of Oklahoma Josie Kramer PENNSYLVANIA St. Vincent College Sean Fehrenbach PORTUGAL Nova University Lisbon Salvador Magarreiro

TEXAS Collin College Audrey Jacobs VIRGINIA Hampton University Chase Bell WASHINGTON DC TENNESSEE University of Memphis Tennessee American University Morgan Limbach Karyssa Hunt George Washington University University of Tennessee Malika Daikawa Bailey Timmer SOUTH CAROLINA Clemson University Jessica Gee University of South Carolina Ty Mueller Katie Price

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saying

GOODBYE seniors write letters thanking the faculty and students

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Acknowledgements DESIGNER: MCKENNA MAROTTA ILLUSTRATOR: NORA RAASCH EDITOR IN CHIEF: HANNAH KENNEDY WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: HANNAH KENNEDY, LEXI BUZZELL, AINSLEY FEIGLES, KATIE PRICE , FRANCESCA DE MARTINO, OLIVIA VAN LAANEN, SUBMITTED PHOTOS

ADVISOR: RACHEL RAUCH PRINCIPAL: ERIC EBERT SUPERINTENDENT: MATTHEW JOYNT

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