May 2018 Senior Edition
Look back at the school year by reviewing past feature articles | page 1
Find out where our senior class is going to college next year | page 3
The seniors answer questions about their four years at St. Maryâ€™s | page 5
May 2018 Senior Edition
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
YEAR IN REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 2017As summer wound down, the senior class recapped their memories from the Rome Pilgrimage. From getting stranded in JFK airport to wandering the quiet town of Assisi, students enjoyed their time abroad.
Happy May! As this year draws to a close, so does my time as the Editor of this wonderful newspaper. The Messenger staff has worked hard this year to make sure everyone finds something for themself in our paper. It always brings us writers joy to see people enjoying our content. This month, we hope to capture all the amazing aspects of the Class of 2018. I hope the seniors remember all the good times they have shared. And to the underclassmen, I hope you look up to the seniors and take their advice; they’ve learned a lot the last four years. Thank you and best of luck to our seniors as they embark on their next adventure.
OCTOBER 2017Before the first ROCK of the year, The Messenger took a look at the origins of this iconic St. Mary’s event and its mission of inspiring the faith in high school students.
NOVEMBER 2017“Where there’s a will, there’s a play” was the saying as students prepared for the fall play, The Westing Game. The Clue-like mystery play was a huge success and enjoyed by many students, family, and friends.
Jordan Aberle Editor-in-Chief
OUR MISSION The St. Mary’s Messenger is dedicated to creating a quality source of news for the St. Mary’s Central High School community. The Messenger strives to foster a sense of family through publications centered around the student body with a focus on the fundamental values of creativity and integrity.
DECEMBER 2017December’s feature took a selfless turn and promoted community service, especially over the holiday season. It took a particularly close look at two major charities in town, Ministry on the Margins and The Salvation Army.
OUR EDITORS JORDAN ABERLE Editor-in-Chief
ANTHONY VECCHIA Layout Editor
KAMRYN HELLMAN Feature Editor
AUDREY WENTZ Opinion Editor
AMELEA CALDWELL Entertainment Editor
AMALIA THOMAS Religion Editor
FEBRUARY 2018The Messenger followed senior Britta Curl overseas to keep up with Team USA in the IIHF U18 Women’s Hockey Championship. Curl scored many goals to contribute to a US gold medal. MARCH 2018While the walls began to take shape off Washington and 57th, students took a closer look at the new St. Mary’s Central High School facility and what it may look like.
ANDERSON HAGEROTT Sports Editor
APRIL 2018As the Jazz Combo prepared for their final concert, The Messenger asked them what they love so much about music and what we could expect from the group going forward.
CONTACT US Website: www.smmessenger.wixsite.com/2017-18 Email: email@example.com Facebook: SM Messenger Instagram: SMMessenger Twitter: @SM_Messenger
AWARD On Friday, May 4th, The Messenger received 1st place for Newsmagazine Layout in the state from the North Dakota Student Media Association
OUR SENIOR EDITORS JORDAN ABERLE | Editor-in-Chief
t was a crisp winter morning in the year 2000 when Punxsutawney Phil declared six more weeks of winter. While 78% of Americans broke in despair, there were all smiles in a hospital far away as Jordan Aberle came into the world to enjoy 6 weeks of what would later become her favorite season. Even from a young age, Jordan has always loved reading and writing. One of her best works from her childhood is titled: Middle Child Syndrome, where she encapsulates the struggles of growing up with four siblings through a very detailed diary. Nowadays, Jordan can almost always be found at SMCHS as she is active in Student Council, Saints For Life, Yearbook, Forma Veritas, and Speech. Jordan loves school so much that she hopes to become a teacher, and help lead the next generation of people into awesomeness.
ANTHONY VECCHIA | Layout Editor
nthony was born on August 11th, 1999 and within weeks was already playing at least twelve musical instruments. Among his other interests as a kid were investing in the stock market, playing soccer, learning new instruments, and much, much, more. Ever since he was little, Anthony was a goal-setter. Perhaps his first goal was to visit all of America’s 60 national parks. His last name’s meaning is contradictory by nature as he is neither old nor a lady, yet Anthony is still determined to learn his native language of Italian. His dream as a kid was to become the United States Secretary of the Treasury, but after realizing that might be a little too high he settled for Layout Editor of the St. Mary’s Messenger, which turned out to be really fun. Anthony has enjoyed working in this position and making the Messenger look great!
KAMRYN HELLMEN | Feature Editor
he last of the twentieth century’s leaves were falling when Kamryn came into the world on October 26, 1999. Only weeks later, her literary talent became apparent when she wrote her first novel. While her parents read the eight-hundred page work of literary genius in awe, Kamryn quietly picked up a violin and taught herself to fiddle. Soon, she learned to actually read music. She joined the Saintiques dance team in 7th grade and was the lone senior this year. When she’s not keeping kids under control at work as a BLAST leader, Kamryn can be found juggling her membership in Saints for Life, Forma Veritas, and speech. Her childhood aptitude for writing has flourished and she has frequently been caught writing stories instead of taking notes in class. As the Messenger’s Feature Editor, at least she had an excuse.
AUDREY WENTZ | Opinion Editor
t was November 14th, 1999 when Audrey Wentz first decided to grace the world with her presence. After stealing her older brother’s birthday and her sister’s title of ‘princess,’ Audrey has yet to step out of the spotlight. When not exploring the country, Audrey can be found procrastinating, usually through hanging out with friends or binge-watching Friends on Netflix. Audrey is considering a business or accounting major, though she is also thinking of going down a criminal justice, music, psychology, neuroscience, or a law path- in short- she doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life and is overwhelmed by the many options. During her senior year, Audrey has enjoyed being the first Opinion Editor.
AMELEA CALDWELL | Entertainment Editor
melea Caldwell has really enjoyed being this year’s Entertainment Editor. Her goal through this position was to prevent the Messenger’s fine readers from ever being bored through recommendations of great shows, movies, books, and more. And this year, she did just that, writing and editing exciting stories every month. In her free time, Amelea is busy with Student Council, Science Club, and taekwondo.
AMALIA THOMAS | Religion Editor
n December 29th 1999, Molly was born... 3 months before her due date. It seems an appropriate start when matched with her personality. She is quite hyper and energetic much of the time, maybe even when she should not be. Although it must be said that it does help her stay active in her involvement in school activities such as speech, band, the play, Forma Veritas, and the Messenger (duh). She enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, playing with her dogs, listening to podcasts (StoryCorps is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G), and sporadically painting random things like a portrait of Napoleon Dynamite (kind of weird, no?). She plans to attend NDSU and get a major in English, then move on to law school.
WHERE ARE THEY GOING? AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY, MN LUKE SWONGER
BENEDICTINE COLLEGE, KS VICTORIA WINDSOR
BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE, ND ALEXIUS BOELTER BEN WOOD BRANDEN FRANCHUK GINA NELSON HANNAH GEE JESSICA ABERLE JOSEPH RICHTER 3
MEGAN HEICK MITCHELL SEAWORTH RUSSELL KOCH SUMMER STURM TREY ZENT ZACH PETERSON
CONCORDIA COLLEGE, MN MALLORY DONLIN
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, NE LAUREN BOTSFORD
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ND ADAM THORSON AMALIA THOMAS AUDREY WENTZ BETHENY KRIEGER CHRIS SENGER
ELLIE JAHNER JORDAN ABERLE SINCLAIRE CANDREVA SPENCER CHURCHILL THOMAS ABERLE
UNIVERSITY OF MARY, ND BEN WILSON BRITTANY WELCH CAMRYN WHITTEMORE CHASE ANGERMEIER CHRISTIAN HANSON COLE GENDREAU EVANNA MIRZAI
GRAYDON WILLIAMS JONAH KREBS KAMRYN HELLMAN MORGAN VERHAEGHE THOMAS FLEISCHACKER TONYA DVORAK
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA- MORRIS, MN NORA FRITZ
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA- ROCHESTER, MN DAWSON DOSCH
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA- TWIN CITIES, MN CONNOR BOEHM
MISSION TRIP JACOB SCHEER
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA- ASHEVILLE, NC TRYSTEN RUHLAND
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, ND BEN GRINSTEINER BRIANNA OLIVER CAMERON EASTON DYLAN GROSS ELIZABETH PRESZLER ELIZABETH RENNER JOHN ARMSTRONG
KATIE WEIKUM KAYLA VANDERVORSTE KYLIE WARD LUKE KAMBEITZ MONICA RICHARD SYDNEY SMITH
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, MN ANTHONY VECCHIA HUDSON BRADLEY
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WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT ST. MARY’S?
“Knowing everyone in my class. I have a pretty good class.” MONICA RICHARD
“The teachers and what they do for us students everyday.” RUSSELL KOCH
“Sanna! Best lunch lady ever!” ELIZABETH PRESZLER
“The close-knit enviroment that is welcoming to everyone.” TONYA DVORAK
“Jeanne’s sweet yet affirming voice everyday. TRYSTEN RUHLAND
“My friends. No matter what happened you always had someone.” RYLEE GOETZ
“The people. There is a special connection between everyone at St. Mary’s.” CHRISTIAN HANSON “The easy access to faith.” LUKE SWONGER
“The teachers. They make school like a home away from home.” MALLORY DONLIN
“The close-knit community” BETHENY KRIEGER
“The close proximity to Dan’s... oh wait!” KAMRYN HELLMAN
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HIGH
“During a band concert, somehow a bird flew in and pooped on a timpani.” GINA NELSON “Rome. It was an amazing experience being in a foreign country with friends.” LAUREN BOTSFORD
“I loved playing in the Steel Drum Band and Jazz Band.” NORA FRITZ
“Getting stranded in JFK airport, meeting a kidnapping, songwriting, drunk, British man at 2am, and staying awake for 60 hours straight.“ ANTHONY VECCHIA
“Winning 3 football state championships in 4 years.” SPENCER CHURCHILL
“Being in the play.” CAMRYN WHITTEMORE
“Winning the state championship in football.” BEN WILSON
“Playing three ‘different’ characters in The Westing Game.” TREY ZENT
“In physical science, a janitor was mowing the lawn and a rock flew through the window and next to my head.” JOEL BRY
“Beating Shanley in the championship.” JONAH KREBS
“Whispering song lyrics to Jordan Aberle in class.” CHRIS SENGER
“Walking off the field one last time in the state championship game.” JOHN NORDBERG
“Winning state golf and being part of the first girls’ state championship at St. Mary’s.” SYDNEY SMITH
“Play performances.” KYLIE WARD
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS?
“Gym. Mr. Ferrie puts on a mad game of 3-court.” KAYLA VANDERVORSTE
“Band has been my favorite class. It was through marching and symphonic band that I met and grew close to my closest friends.” CONNOR BOEHM
“Gym. 3-court was magical.” THOMAS ABERLE
“English. It’s the only place where I can correct grammar in a safe atmosphere.” JORDAN ABERLE
“Catholic Disciple because it was smaller classes so you had better discussions.” KAITLYN WANNER
“English 10 with Mrs. Huff because we had fun reading Julius Caesar.” MALLORY DONLIN
“Choir. I learned a lot about myself.” JESSICA ABERLE
“AP English 11. Mr. Vetter’s passion for febreeze and teaching made every day interesting.” VICTORIA WINDSOR
“Band and choir. I can express what I love most: my love for music.” GRAYDON WILLIAMS
“Gym.” HUDSON BRADLEY
“Aviation. I got to fly a plane.” BEN GRINSTEINER
WHAT’S YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING
“When I got pinned in 10 seconds while wrestling.” NOAH ZANDER “Walking in the wrong class.” BRANDEN FRANCHUK
“I fell down the stairs sophomore year in front of a senior and had to get two stitches.” AUDREY WENTZ
“Every day I manage to embarrass myself, so no particular moment seems to stick out.” SUMMER STURM
“Accidentally backing into Brittany Welch’s dad’s car in front of the school.” KATIE WEIKUM
“Bursting my pants open on a science stool.” TRYSTEN RUHLAND
“In Hawaii I asked why the ocean was so salty, immediately realizing what I had said but it was too late.” CHASE ANGERMEIER
“I forgot to wear shorts so I had to wear khakis to lifting. My nickname was ‘khakis.’” LUKE KAMBEITZ
“A whole pep rally with only 3 cheerleaders.” BRITTANY WELCH
“Freshman year, at our retreat, we had a toothpaste eating contest. My face was covered in it but I still won.” BEN WOOD
“Ripping my mom’s jeans when I wore them for Catholic Schools Week.” BRITTA CURL “Face planting in kickball.” ZACHARY PETERSEN
“When I got paint splattered everywhere on my clothes.” ALEXIUS BOELTER
“When I showed up in jeans and it wasn’t a jeans day.” SAM SCHWEITZER
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO SHARE?
To freshmen... “Don’t be afraid of the seniors because they aren’t as tough as they seem.” MEGAN HEICK
To seniors... “Be an example. Be a leader.” ELIZABETH RENNER
To seniors... “Get to know the chaplain.” JOSEPH RICHTER
To freshmen... “Try something new, join a new sport, extra-curricular, or club and have fun with it. AMALIA THOMAS
To seniors... “Set the bar high and don’t lower it. Just keep raising it.” MORGAN VERHAEGHE
To freshmen... “Start with good grades. It helps a lot.” JACOB SCHEER
To freshmen... “Go to the Chapel.” JORDAN ABERLE
To seniors... “Go to school events.” JOHN ARMSTRONG
To seniors... “Better start thinking of your answers to these questions.” THARIN PUGH
To freshmen... “Walk on the right side of the hallway.” CAMERON EASTON
To freshmen... “Whatever you do, do it with passion.” ANTHONY VECCHIA
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING IN
“Studying the behavior of reptiles over in Hawaii.” HANNAH GEE “Living in Montana.” COLE GENDREAU
“Coaching or being a scout for a sports team.” MITCHELL SEAWORTH
“Hopefully have a good job and married.” SINCLAIRE CANDREVA
“I hope to own my own architecture firm, be married, and have children.” ELLIE JAHNER
“Traveling the world. Maybe because I’m on the run, maybe just for fun.” AMELEA CALDWELL
“Hopefully have built my own house and have a family.” DAWSON DOSCH
“I plan on having a family with a career as a nurse.” BREE OLIVER
“Making billions of dollars.” DYLAN GROSS “Probably still drawing.” EVANNA MIRZAI
“Back in Bismarck, fishing on the river.” ADAM THORSON
“Gazing at my Nobel Prize for winning at life.” MONICA RICHARD
“Working at my dermatology private practice.” LUCAS FLETCHER
“Breathing, eating, sleeping.” THOMAS FLEISCHACKER
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