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Class Songs

CARELESS WHISPER

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HALL OF FAME

WHAM!

THE SCRIPT (FEATURING WILL.I.AM)

“Careless Whisper” was a classic single by the beloved George Michael. The song was originally released in 1984 by Epic Records, although it did not become popular in the U.S. until 1985. The distinctly prominent saxophone riffs and phenomenal vocals by George Michael made “Careless Whisper” a huge success that withstood the test of time.

“Hall of Fame” was the leading song and the title of The Script’s third album released in July 2012. This song features Will.I.Am, a member of The Black Eyed Peas. The lyrics are about determination and following one’s dreams, and thus, was made the official theme song of WWE’s 2013 Hall of Fame ceremony.

I'm never gonna dance again, Guilty feet have got no rhythm. Though it's easy to pretend, I know you're not a fool. I should have known better than to cheat a friend, And waste a chance that I'd been given. So I'm never gonna dance again, The way I danced with you.

Standing in the hall of fame And the world’s gonna know your name Cause you burn with the brightest flame And the world’s gonna know your name And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame


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Mock Elections

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Y E R B U A & ICHAEL

MOST LIKEL Y T O GET LICENS E REVOKED

TACO & HAIL EY

E L P U O C EST M

CUT

SEAN & ALLIE

O T Y L E K I L T S O M R A T S E I V O M A E B BEST DATE T BRING HOM O E T MOM AND O DA D RYAN & EMM A

MANNY & STEPH

BEST SMILE


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A L L E A H C I ERE Y & M

O D N A B T S E B JEFF

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N E E B E V ’ D L SHOU A COUPLE

SAM & ANITA

DAN &MADDIE

MOST LIKELY TO RETURN AS A CO ACH ERIN & JOHN

MOST LIKELY TO BE PRESIDENT

T S U J & A N BREAN

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L O O K S 4 OL

2 KO

OA J N O M SEEN &

YA

MOST LIKELY T O BE A PAGEANT MOM SYDNEY

MADDY & JAMES

Y L E K I L T S MO TO GO PRO

TEACHER’S PET

SHELBY & EDDIE

EMMA &

SEAN

SHOULD ’ V E HIGHLA BEEN A NDER


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E I L A T A N I S A AC &

B

D E S S E R D T ES

DREW & MIKE

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JENNA & SOFIA

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

CLASS CL KEENA OWN JORDAN &

B E S T C O A L P H A E L O C MILES & NI M A L E S T R I L F T S GGE AUSTIN & BRIAN

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Mock Elections

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SOFIA & MICHAEL

R I A H L A I C A F / R I A BEST H KARL & ABBY

#1 SWEETHEART SOME B YOU’VE NAE ND HEARD OVF ER

#1 HIPSTE BEN & BRIT

BEST EYES CASEY & N

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TANY

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SAM & VICTOR

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Top 8 Athletes

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Jenny

Stephanie

Blake

GOETHALS

POZOLO

ACTIVITIES: 4 years Varsity soccer, freshmen

Varsity cross country, soccer, basketball, indoor track

AWARDS: All-State track (2012), All-State

AWARDS: All-district soccer team (2012),

cross country (2012), regional champion track, MVP cross country, All-league cross country and track, All-State indoor track (2012)

Captain for Varsity Soccer

FUTURE PLANS: Play soccer at Saginaw

FUTURE PLANS: Study at the University of

Valley State University and study special education

Michigan Ross School of Business

Don’t wish away high school, it goes by fast! And never be afraid to try new things; that’s the stuff you’ll remember.

AWARDS: MVP Varsity football, Blue and

White award, All-League, Captain for football and basketball

FUTURE PLANS: Play football at Wayne State and attempt to play in the NFL someday, teach or coach

I’m glad I chose to transfer to Rochester High. The sports I’ve participated in have created great memories. Thanks to everyone that supported and helped me get to where I am today.

basketball, 2 years Varsity soccer, 3 years Varsity volleyball, travel soccer (RSC), Travel volleyball (National teams: Legacy)

AWARDS: MVP Varsity Volleyball (2011,

2012), All-County (2011, 2012), All-Conference (2011, 2012), All-State academic (2010, 2011, 2012), All-State nominee (2012), All-Region (2011, 2012)

It’s been real.

James

YOUNG

TEGNER

MENDOZA Varsity basketball,1 year Varsity track

Madeline

Manny

ACTIVITIES: 2 years Varsity football, 2 years

ACTIVITIES: 1 year JV volleyball, 1 year JV

State University on a full ride scholarship

Run hard, turn left.

ACTIVITIES: 4 years Varsity swimming AWARDS: U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier 2012,

National Qualifier (4 times), Top recruit from Michigan, USA Swimming Scholastic All-American

FUTURE PLANS: Swimming for University of

ACTIVITIES: Varsity basketball AWARDS: Regional champions, district champions, player of the year, OAA Red MVP, All-County

FUTURE PLANS: Play basketball at the University of Kentucky

Tennessee, Compete at Olympic Trials in 2014

Thank you to my family and friends for always supporting me. Go Vols!

2012-2013

DALE

FUTURE PLANS: Play volleyball at Ferris

TALON

Miles

SIKORSKI

ACTIVITIES: 4 years Varsity track, 4 years

and JV basketball, travel soccer (Force FC), a few track meets

The

ACTIVITIES: 4 years Varsity soccer, 1 year JV

baseball, 1 year Varsity baseball, 1 year JV football, 1 year Varsity football, RARA basketball

AWARDS: All-District, All-League, All-OAA, All-State Honorable Mention

FUTURE PLANS: Play soccer at the University of Cincinnati

Without sports I don’t know if high school would have been fun. It was the only reason I went to school.

Stephanie

HEBER

ACTIVITIES: 1 year JV soccer, 3 years Varsity soccer, 1 year freshmen basketball, 1 year JV basketball, Travel soccer (MFC)

AWARDS: All-District, All-Region, All-State

(2nd team), State Championship (MFC), Captain for Varsity soccer

FUTURE PLANS: Play soccer at Seton Hall

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Life is like a basketball game. You will have ups and downs, you will win and lose, but that doesn’t matter, all that matters is how you play it. Here we go now Blue!!

in the Big East, study to be an elementary school teacher

Allow yourself to fully experience every moment because in a matter of time, those experiences will become memories.


Valedictorians/Salutatorians

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Michaella

DERUBEIS

Activities Marching Band (4 years), NHS (2 years), Euchre/Chess Club (2 years), German Club (2 years), Pep Band (4 years), Ultimate Frisbee Club (1 year), Softball through Rochester Hills, Little League (11 years), Piano (8 years), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (4 years) Awards Departmental Honors for AP Calculus BC, Physics, Chemistry, CAD I, Biology, Instrumental Music, US History, German 2, IPS Chemistry, Michigan Youth Arts Festival Distinguished Scholar (2 years), MSBOA All-State High School Honors Band (1 year), August J. Thoma Musicianship Award Recipient, District Honors Band (4 years), Rochester Parents of Music Students Music Scholarship (3 years), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Scholarship (3 years), University of Michigan German Day 1st place for Level 3 Poetry Advice Don’t get caught up in your academics too much. Also, don’t be afraid to try something new, as there are plenty of clubs or other groups out there that share your interests. Plus, they are a great place to make new friends. Parting Words I have had a fantastic four years here at RHS. The students and staff truly are unique, and I would personally like to thank each and every one of my teachers I have had during my time at RHS. Special shout-out to GFC and his cows! Future Plans Attending University of Michigan, studying civil and environmental engineering, hopes to teach at the college level Favorite Memory My favorite high school memory has to be Ms. Brandt’s Saturday study session last year for AP Calc. While of course I did get some studying done, I’d like to say that it was more 70% fun, 30% studying. :D

Emily

GLASER

Activities RHS Volleyball (1 year), Travel Volleyball (3 years), “Hairspray” the Musical (1 year), Mentor Program (2 years), NHS (2 years) Awards Scholar Athlete, AATG Gold Award for Distinguished Achievement, Departmental Honors for German 3, German 4, AP German 5, Biology, Chemistry, Honors L.A. 10, US History, FST, Honors Pre-Calc, Advanced Women’s Chorale Advice Work hard in school, but don’t lose sight of the goal. Make sure that you actively look to learn things that you find exciting. Parting Words High school goes by really fast so try to enjoy it! Future Plans Attending Michigan State University, studying linguistics, hopes to be a college professor Favorite Memory My favorite memory is “Hairspray” because I met most of my good friends during the show. Regrets I probably could have gotten more involved in activities and volunteering.

Ashley

LEPPEK Activities Varsity Dance Team (3 years), Captain (2 years), Freshmen Soccer, NHS (2 years), Key Club (2 years), Mentor Program (2 years), Mentor Council (1 year) Awards WXYZ’s Brightest and Best Award; Departmental Honors in Honors Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, AP Government, Composition and Literature, AP Psychology, AP World History; Dance Team Leadership Award, Dance Team Blue and White Award; All-American by the Universal Dance Association (2011 and 2012) Advice Spend your high school years with the people who bring out the best in you. Parting Words Thanks for a memorable four years, RHS! Wherever our different paths take us, I hope we will all keep in touch as the class of 2013. Future Plans Attending the University of Michigan, studying biochemistry, hopes to be a surgeon Favorite Memory My favorite memory is the amazing feeling and accomplishment after competing at the University of Michigan Dance Team Competition this year. It was truly the best performance of our year, and I got to spend that exciting moment with my ten best friends. Regrets No regrets.

Nicole

NAHED

Shelby

RAMPOLO

Activities Cheerleading (2 years), Mentor Program (2 years), NHS ( 2 years), Spanish Club (2 years)

Activities Key Club (2 years), NHS (2 years), Competitive Dancer (13 years), Mentor Program (1 year)

Awards Departmental Honors for Advanced Algebra, L.A. 9, Spanish 2, FST, Spanish 3, Pre-Calculus, AP Environmental Science, 2-D Art, Spanish 4, and Scholar Athlete for Cheerleading (9th and 10th grade)

Awards Departmental Honors for World History, Spanish 2, Advanced Honors FST, U.S. History, Spanish 3, Honors Language Arts, Psychology, Spanish 4, Chemistry, Applications of Composition

Advice Balance your time in high school. Work hard in school, but don’t forget to have a good time and get involved. Putting too much focus on just one aspect of school will ruin the daily fun and social part of it.

Advice You get what you put into something. Hard work is the only way to achieve your goals. Put your best effort forward with everything you do and you will get great results!

Parting Words The past four years have been an awesome time, and I’ll never forget all the amazing people I’ve met in my time here. It’s been a lot of laughs and good times! Future Plans Attending University of Michigan, studying business, hopes to work in advertising and marketing Favorite Memory My favorite memory would be going to all the football games this year with my friends and being a part of the S.O.F. It was always a crazy and fun time. We were really into it, especially the themed nights. Regrets I regret not joining student council at least one of my years because I’ve always loved being involved in school activities. I also wish I was able to join more sports.

Parting Words Enjoy your time here because it goes by way too fast! Future Plans Attending Michigan State University, studying political theory and constitutional democracy, hopes to be an attorney Favorite Memory My favorite memory was senior homecoming. It was just a great time with friends, and it was fun knowing we were finally at the top of the school.

Stephanie

HANDLEY Activities Tennis (4 years: 3 Varsity, 1 JV), Cross Country (4 years Varsity), Mentor Program (1 year), Spanish Club (1 year), NHS (2 years), Key Club (2 years)

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Catherine

LONG

REPETTO

Activities Marching Band (4 years), Tennis (3 years), Key Club (2 years), NHS (2 years), Euchre and Chess Club (1 year)

Activities NHS (2 years), Key Club (1 year), Friends of Rachel Club (1 year)

Awards Scholar Athlete; Departmental Honors for L.A. 9, Algebra 1, World History, Chemistry, Honors Geometry, Spanish 3, Honors PreAlgebra, Spanish 4; and Key Club Certificate of Recognition

Awards Scholar Athlete; Departmental Honors for AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Honors FST/PDM; AP Scholar with Honor Award; University of Michigan Regents Merit Scholarship; Wayne State University Presidential Scholarship

Advice Even though grades are super important, don’t let it stress you out too much! Find the right balance of school, studying, extracurriculars and fun early in high school.

Advice Get to know lots of people in high school. Branch out of your comfort zone and meet new people. With that, high school becomes more enjoyable.

Parting Words Even though you think these are the worst four years of your life, they go by so fast and they really are full of great memories. I’m really thankful for the amazing people and times I’ve had at RHS.

Parting Words Thank you to all of my teachers who have contributed to my education for four years. To all the people I have met, thanks for making my time at RHS great.

Future Plans Attending University of Michigan, studying economics, hopes to be a financial advisor

Future Plans Attending University of Michigan, studying biochemical engineering, hopes to enter the medical field

Favorite Memory I’ve had a lot of great memories, but prom and senior year spring break are my favorite memories. I met so many new people and made memories I will always have.

Favorite Memory My favorite memory would be my entire senior year, including all the laughs with my friends and all the stree-free times.

Regrets I most regret not having a lot of fun my freshman year. I worked really hard at school, but I wish I had realized I could have had fun too.

Danielle

Regrets I have no regrets because there’s nothing I can do about it now.

Awards Departmental Honors for Pre- Calculus, L.A. 10, Foundations of Business, Microbiology and Genetics, and Chemistry; Who’s Your Falcon award Advice Work your butt off your freshman year. Don’t get involved with the wrong crowd. Join clubs or sports teams to meet new people. Parting Words I have enjoyed my experience at RHS, and I want to thank all my friends and teachers for making it great. Good luck to all my junior friends. Future Plans Attend University of Toledo, studying pharmacy, hopes to be a pharmacist Favorite Memory Meeting new people in AP Chem. Regrets I regret not taking more AP classes. I regret not doing more extracurricular activities.


Top Scholars

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Julie Karl

Janki Vaghasia

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Kelly Yu

Tilly Behrmann

Oleksandr Tyberkevych

Erin Flowers

McKenzie Gordon


Colleges

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STUDENTS ATTENDING IN-STATE UNIVERSITIES ADRIAN COLLEGE

KALAMAZOO COLLEGE

Emily Ellis Sofia Farah

Maddie Chilcote Karl Erikson

Jessica Bowman Alena Castillo Luke Haynes

Kyle Manston Eddie Schodowski

BAKER COLLEGE

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Carolyn Beindorff Brett Bulka Ian Fleming Monjoa Likine Josh Moser Jesse Praski Alix Rivard Jason Wellons Jr.

COLLEGE OF CREATIVE STUDIES Jaclyn Bellestri John Krauss Sarah Thompson

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Macie Boyd Peter Dauphin Peter Doucet Jonathon Mroz Mylika Nevils Conor O’Dowd Alex Patron Brianna Sohl Jessica Smith

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Jacob Davis Daniel Putman Alex Sinnaeve

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Evan Dafoe Helene Fertal Abigail Hager John Hoensheid Jenna Maletze Brien Moffit Rachel Parker Mark Snyder

KETTERING UNIVERSITY MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Rafiah Anjum Alexandra Ball Colin Berta Austin Bowerman Hannah Chung Johnny Corsetti Zachary Decker Amanda Deel Anna Dengler Cathy Dinsmoor John Dorshewitz Mackenzie Duff Sarah Egbert Jordan Gardiner Emily Glaser Neil Heberer Victor Hibbelh Cheryl Ho Kelsey Huck Gavin Kata Justin Kim Isaac Kim Alexandra Kuretich Haley Ludwig Andrea Lusczakoski Kaylyn Macintosh Chris Mueller Brian Palmer Shelby Rampolo Kaelen Richards Dan Roe Breanna Rosal Sarah Schedlbauer Madison Schweikhart Andres Torres Van Tran Emma Verbruggen Nicole Vince Elise Walker Rebecca Wang Sielawk Wong Jacqueline Zuke

OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Karl Cezar-Anovert Natalie Carver Tyler Cecchini Aremoni Chambers Jaalen Chambers Leakiath Cunningham Triston Dadou John Devine Will Fetterhoff Ben Freers Alex Gill Jose Gonzales-Buenrostro Kelli Gray Shannon Gruener Christopher Hale James Harlen Matt Hawes Haley Klein Julie Kolesar Angi Liu Ryan Mahan Christopher Major Svetlana Marchionna John McArthur Collin Moorefield Ashley Nafso Isma’il Nichols-Peterson Tippannee Preyawan Austin Ratkowiak Fred Reidy Devin Ritchie Mary Robinson Nick Sautter Binju Shrestha Tom Tapner Kalise Thomas Kingden Wagner Eryn Walling Mishka Wildemann Chandler Wyatt Emmanuel Yousif Mackenzie Zoschnick

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Laila Basha Matthew Beckstorm Olivia Bessey Andre Bottesi Hailey Bradley

Michael Brighi Lauren Cates Maaz Chaudry Elodie Chidiac Kaylee Collins Hannah Collins Alicia Consolo George Coutilish Mallory Cracknell Chris DerManuelian Bryan Derr Victor Drucker Emily Duncanson Michael Elias Jesse Farnsworth Andrew Fawaz Maleha Fazal Asia Fitzgerald Kennedy Gee Albert Gjokaj Anissa Gonzales Ryan Grabowski Katelyn Grandy Keaton Hallman Jazmin Haque Samantha Herman Elias Jamil Blake Jenson Cody Jones Ahmad Kaakarli Stavros Kashat Casey Kepczynski Mehvish Khan Hannah Kneebone Aubrey Konal Jake Kustasz Svetlana Marchionna Joe Marino Mike Maywood Nathan McIntyre YaoYao Meng Kent Miller Lena Mishack Marc Nahed Sydney Newton Xhulio Nuculli Ray Axl Patalinghug Madison Pollard Austin Powell Blake Pozolo Diana Rachera

Audrey Ryan Sean Sandelands Karl Schuster Naba Shaukat Hunter Sorenson Munmun Srivastava Katherina Steenson Daniel Trpcevski Srividya Vishnubhotla Andrew Walwema Nicole Wanitshka Paige Weninger Adam White Dreanna Williams

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY Rachel Joseph Keena Grady

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Tilly Behrmann Brent Boudreau Michaella DeRubeis Laura Donald Justin Gaber Andrew Han Stephanie Handley Victor Kang Sean Kosecki Catherine Long Nicole Nahed Emma Randall Han-Na Shin Ben Simko Janki Vaghasia Rahul Vyas

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Sean Boeberitz Eric Galer Taylor Leslie Nathan Starnes


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Colleges

OUT-OF-STATE UNIVERSITIES

UNDECIDED

Ayanna Brown, Western Kentucky University Jared Dewitt, Blue Mountain State University Erin Flowers, Columbia University Julian Johnson, Alabama State Jessalyn Nelson, Vasseur College Michaela Ortiz, Minnesota College of Art and Design Ananth Ramaseshan, Purdue University Jamar Randolph, Los Angeles City College Zachary Rosario, College of Southern Nevada Madeline Tegner, University of Tennessee Natalie Ward, Northwestern University Kenneth Washington, Art Institute of Chicago James Young, University of Kentucky

John Azzam Tyler Baldwin Maysama Basheer Carrie Drummond Donovan Dziesinski Natalie Graham Adam Jonak Ali Kalam Rea Maci Adam Maier Avery McLeod Emily McMahan Sadja Najan Clarissa Sturdivant Taylor Timmreck Alyssa Wade Andrea Williams Josh Witkowski

ARMED FORCES

ART INSTITUTES

George Duenez Nick Gunter Bryan Lovelace Jordan Priester Kendra Torres Lucas Vogtmann

Bryana Hamilton, AI Dyana Hamilton, AI Madison Jonas, Kendall College of Art and Design Corina Melinte, AI

OTHER COLLEGES

OTHER PLANS

Cindy Alexander, Hope College Brian Ferus, Michigan Tech Alex Fucich, Lawrence Tech Allie Gibbs, Emerson Jessica Hudak, Cornerstone Michelle Latouf, Wayne State University Ryan Matynka, Albion College Katelyn Sikkelee, Northern Michigan University Aaron Sulesky, St. Joe’s Tori Sykes, Cedarville Taryn Warner, Mid-Michigan University

Karen Angeles, travel Jared Pardoski, playing hockey Rebecca Wang, living alone with 72 cats

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Top 10 Seniors

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Allie

Emily

Rachel

Abby

GIBBS

GLASER

PARKER

SABER

ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES

-Musical (4 years) -NHS (2 years) -Mentor -Student Council (1 year) -R.A.T.S. (4 years) -Play (2 years) -1-Act (2 years) -Solo and Ensemble (3 years)

AWARDS

-Departmental Honors for: Spanish 2, State Solo and Ensemble, US History, Group Wellness Aerobics, summer music theater

COLLEGE

Emerson College, Boston MA., majoring in Musical Theater

WORDS OF ADVICE

Just breathe - you’ll turn out okay! You’ll lose friends, get in fights, break iPhones, fail tests and get cut from the team throughout high school. You are still magnificent and you owe it to yourself to not give up.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Mrs. Miesch is my favorite teacher because she is an excellent friend.

ON HER BUCKET LIST

I would like to be fluent in Swahili.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

During a cabaret performance I was standing on a chair and singing a solo. I went to do a spin on the chair and completely fell off. I then proceeded to sing the rest of the song simply sitting on the stage in the spot that I had fallen...cute...

LAST WORDS

I like all of you people. It has been quite the ride. Congratulations Class of 2013!

-Volleyball (1 year) -Musical (1 year) -Mentor Program (2 years) -NHS (2 years) -Choir (4 years)

AWARDS

-Departmental Honors for: Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, Honors Pre-Calc, German 3, German 4, AP German 5, Advanced Women’s Chorale, Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry, Honors Language Arts 10 -AATG Gold Award for Distinguished Achievement

-Varsity Tennis (4 years) -Mentor Program (1 year) -Choir (4 years)

AWARDS

-Scholar Athlete -OAA Red Division Award

COLLEGE

Grand Valley State University

WORDS OF ADVICE

Michigan State University

Do NOT blow off your freshman year; it’ll come back to haunt you. It’s also important to broaden your horizons; talk to people you normally might not talk to and be willing to try new things!

WORDS OF ADVICE

FAVORITE TEACHER

COLLEGE

Work hard in school but don’t lose sight of the goal. Make sure that you actively look to learn things that you find exciting.

Mrs. Gambaro is my favorite teacher because she’s my second mother and a wonderful person.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Learn to cook well.

Ms. Burke is my favorite teacher because she helped me improve my writing a lot, and she introduced me to many new ideas.

ON HER BUCKET LIST

I would like to learn many languages and travel.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

I was Connor Antenucci’s make-up assistant in “Hairspray,” and one night I dropped the brush on stage.

LAST WORDS

I’m really going to miss all the people I’ve met at RHS.

ON HER BUCKET LIST MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

I tackled someone from behind because I thought it was my friend. It wasn’t.

LAST WORDS

I’m going to miss all of the lovely people at RHS and I’m glad they were a part of my life. Go Blue! Special thanks to B.K.

-Golf Team (4 years) -Soccer Team (2 years) -Student Council (1 year) -Mentor Program (1 year)

AWARDS

-Scholar Athlete -Blue and White Award (Varsity Golf ) -Homecoming Queen

COLLEGE

Michigan State University

WORDS OF ADVICE

Get involved in school activities and don’t be afraid to be yourself. Enjoy every second you can because high school goes by faster than you would think.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Mrs. Cusmano because she is very involved with her students and takes time to get to know everyone.

ON HER BUCKET LIST I’d like to travel the world.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

I fell down the bleachers the first day of freshman year in gym.

LAST WORDS

These last four years have definitely had its ups and downs, but I wouldn’t change a minute of it. I’m so proud of our class and excited to see where we end up. Congratulations Class of 2013!

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Maddie

SCHWEIKHART ACTIVITIES

-Mentor Program (2 years) -Student Council (1 year) -Cheerleading (4 years) -Varsity Cheerleading Captain -Track and Field (2 years) -Soccer (1 year)

AWARDS

-Scholar Athlete -Departmental Honors for Spanish III and Applications of Composition -MVP for Varsity Competitive -Cheerleading -Homecoming Court

COLLEGE

Michigan State University

WORDS OF ADVICE

Be kind and try to get to know people! School is fun when you make new friends. Push yourself with difficult and useful classes but don’t forget to takes some fun classes too. :)

FAVORITE TEACHER

Ms. East is my favorite teacher because she is very independent and funny. I hope I will dress like her when I am older.

ON HER BUCKET LIST

I would like to meet Justin Timberlake and visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

When I came in and sat down in Mr. Duffy’s class thinking it was 4th hour but it wasn’t.

LAST WORDS

If you told me my first day of high school that I would be who I am today I would have never believed you. High school is a great place to find out what kind of person you want to be. Do as much as you can ... you can sleep when you die!


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John

DOROSHEWITZ ACTIVITIES

-Football (4 years and captain) -Baseball (3 years, senior year captain) -Mentor program (1 year) -NHS (1 year) -Student Council Senior Class Vice President (1 year) -Chamber Choir (3 years)

AWARDS

-Scholar athlete (4 years) -9 Departmental honors (3 per year) -Alice G. Horter Scholarship -Air Force Rivalry Game Scholarship -Academic All-League Baseball -Homecoming King

COLLEGE

Michigan State University, studying engineering

WORDS OF ADVICE

Don’t get caught up in the little things. Life will take where you’re supposed to go so enjoy the ride.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Mr. Campbell is my favorite teacher because of his sense of humor, love of sports, and genuine passion for what he teaches.

ON HIS BUCKET LIST

I want to learn how to scuba dive and go sky diving.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

Screwing up my talent at Mr. Rochester. I’m a lot better at devil sticks than what I showed.

LAST WORDS

My last words go out to the Class of 2013. We have been ridiculed all through high school for being unspirited and unathletic, but our class has broken records and has made this year a year that I know all of us will remember for the rest of our lives.

Victor

DRUCKER ACTIVITIES

-Track (1.93 years) -Swim (1/4 of a season)

AWARDS

-Mr. Rochester -Excellence and Awesomeness Award -Most likely to be president -Most handsome and intellectual

COLLEGE

Oakland University

WORDS OF ADVICE

Don’t mess with the seniors. You’ll rue the day you do. Also, apply yourself. Don’t just frivolously apply for easy electives. Pick the ones that you’re interested in.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Mr. Guyor is my favorite teacher, because of how laid back he is and how friendly and accomodating of a guy he is.

ON HIS BUCKET LIST

I want to go parasailing in the Andes Mountains, also, I’d love to go base jumping. I’’m kind of an adrenaline junkie.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

When Drew referenced me peeing my pants in his Mr. Rochester rap.

LAST WORDS:

Rochester High School, you’ve molded me into the man I am today. You’ve challenged me mentally, physically, and socially, and although you’ve dunked me in the flames, I’ve come out on the other side unscathed, and a more mature, solemn person at that. So I thank you.

Karl

ERIKSON ACTIVITIES

-Ski Team (4 years) -Mentor Program (1 year) -NHS (2 years) -Editorial Board on The Talon (1 year) -German Club (1 year) -SOF (4 years); Leader of SOF (1 year)

AWARDS

-Scholar Athlete (3 seasons) -Multiple Departmental Honors -Trustee Scholarship -#1 Sweetheart

COLLEGE

Kalamazoo College

WORDS OF ADVICE

Work hard in school, but don’t forget to participate in everything you can. School is so much more fun when you go in, join sports teams, do clubs, and participate with the SOF! Also eat lots of bacon. Bacon is delicious.

FAVORITE TEACHER

I’d say that my favorite teacher has been Mrs. Matthews, because she really got me interested in politics and nominated me for a Lead America Summer Journalism nomination.

ON HIS BUCKET LIST

I’d like to come back to RHS one year and see us finally beat Adams in a football game! Get it, done Coach Vern!

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

My most embarrassing moment came during the Mr. Rochester performance in front of some 400 people in nothing but a unitard and soffee shorts. I did the “Single Ladies” dance.

LAST WORDS

I came into RHS in 2009 with no life, no friends, and basically nothing to offer. I leave now being told I’m a Top 10 Senior which is nothing short of a miracle. I want to thank my teachers, my family and my amazing friends for helping me get to this place I stand now. It’s been a great 4 years.

Drew

HAGGE ACTIVITIES

-Varsity Cross Country (4 years) -Track and Field (3 years) -BPA (1 year) -Mentor Program (1 year)

AWARDS

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Ben

SIMKO ACTIVITIES

-Theater (4 years) -Improv (3 years) -Gay-Straight Alliance (1 year) -Quizbowl (3 years) -NHS (2 years)

-Scholar Athlete -BPA States

AWARDS

COLLEGE

COLLEGE

Grant Valley State University

WORDS OF ADVICE

Avoid sitting at home and watching television as much as possible. Be productive.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Mr. Campbell because every day is interesting and not so formulaic. I’m also filling this form out in his class and don’t want to be disrespectful.

ON HIS BUCKET LIST: Battle rap Maaz *Eat Pray Maaz*

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

Messing up the beginning of the “I’m Different” song during Mr. Rochester.

LAST WORDS:

Thank you, Rochester High School, for my education. I enjoyed and appreciated my four years here.

-Departmental Honor for Theatre 1

University of Michigan

WORDS OF ADVICE

If you want people to like you, antagonize bros loudly.

FAVORITE TEACHER

Mr. Compton’s undying commitment to restoring this country to its Reagan-era glory, coupled with the fact that I read his last name in EazyE’s voice, is why I have such an affinity for him.

ON HIS BUCKET LIST

I aspire to convert to Judaism after overcoming an opiate addiction.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT

“The Borders Liquidation Sale!” was my most embarrassing moment.

LAST WORDS Eat. Pray. Maaz.


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I LAUGHED SO HARD WHEN. . .

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Even more awesome than I am now. –Brianna Sohl caAtsloanne with six d a private li y. –RebebcrcaarW ang

In a new Bugatti. –Ali Kalam

Somewhere warm asserting my dominance. –Victor Drucker

An art teacher in Scotland. –Reilly Gordon

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p o p K A ar. st -na –Hahnin S

A princess. –Taylor Hunt


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Senior Quotes

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WHAT I’LL MISS ABOUT RHS. . .

Nothing. –Rebecca Wang

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Playing on sports teams. –Sarah Egbert

Always getting to meet new people. –Hannah Kneebone

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Seeing so many familiar faces in the halls. –Casey Kepczynski

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MY FIRST HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH. . . Emma Verbruggen. –Casey Crawford

er. b a S y Abb tin Gaber –Jus

Matt Brady. –Stephanie Heber

Mikayla Baxter. –Manny . Mendoza ale g D s e l i M n Wallin –Ery

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MY FAVORITE TEACHER IS. . .

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A senior in the drumline my freshman year. I had big dreams. –Brianna Sohl

Gabe Gibbs. –Lena Mischak

Mathork. homne-wna Shin –Ha

Mr. Z. because Mrs. he is an Mr. Fox e t i beca Shook a iring insp w h because he is t r use s s tte e she a i s on. S pers . a s r adorable. wkar he M becaus e to M nnah –Ha r. Duffy beca funn dly –Casey m d e u h s e s –Ma y. Kneebone he gives us pu ucceed. er Kepczynski Men nny s Palm s m a r t i e s doza –Brian our tesbtes.fore ka m o –Maddie Ch l Mr. Miesch S . ilcote Mrscause she because he is a be es about s real-life energizer ar tudent’ c s ion. bunny. h c a e l l e –Nicole Vince at onal c b Miss Cook u p d m e a Mrs. Kuslits ey K r Mr. Cause he is because she is b u A – because she bec G.F.C. o the cutest. helped me realize l o z a –Colin Berta P e my talents. –Blak –Mehvish Khan


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LOOK-A-LIKES

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Dan Putman

Andy Samberg

Jordan Gardiner

Ginny Weasley

Neil Heberer

Frodo Baggins

Carrie Drummond

Meryl Streep

Neil Patrick Harris

Hailey Madden

Ke$ha

SeanSean Boberitz Boeberitz

Jamar Randolph

Chief Keef

Kelsey Huck

Mila Kunis

Sean Kosecki

Bindy Irwin

Stephanie Sikorski

Miley Cyrus

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