Meet Hayden Arbuckle, one of our inspiring graduating seniors! Hayden’s high school experience is marked by his involvement in football, basketball, and baseball, alongside his plans for the future as an Electrician. Hayden treasures the camaraderie and memories made while playing with his friends, highlighting the importance of teamwork and friendship in high school. Among his favorite high school memories is the home playoff game against Salt Fork during his junior year, a significant event that showcases his passion for sports and teamwork. His proudest accomplishment includes making the playoffs in football for the last two years and winning a regional game in basketball, showcasing his dedication and success in sports. His academic achievements, including being part of the National Honor Society and receiving the FOP Scholarship, demonstrate his dedication to both sports and academics. Reflecting on his personal growth, Hayden believes he has become slightly smarter and learned many useful things that will benefit his future career as an electrician. Hayden credits his family as his biggest influence, emphasizing the importance of enjoying high school because time passes quickly. Hayden values the influence of his teachers, particularly Mrs. Moan for teaching him essential life skills, Mrs. Lytle for introducing him to the greenhouse, and Ms. Stewart for making school enjoyable during his freshman year and beyond. Looking ahead, Hayden is focused on working and making money, preparing for his future as an Electrician and entering the workforce. As Hayden prepares to graduate, he shares a valuable piece of advice to all underclassmen, “Enjoy it, it flies by!”
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Meet Brandon Shipley, one of graduation seniors! Brandon reflects on his high school experience, focusing on his passion for football and farming. His proudest accomplishment is playing football, highlighting his dedication to the sport and the joy it brings him. He also notes that Coach Thacker has been his biggest influence here at RHHS. Brandon notes personal growth throughout high school, indicating that he has matured as a person. His favorite teacher is, Mrs. Hendy, who has been supportive during challenging times. Looking ahead, Brandon plans to pursue farming, indicating a strong connection to agricultural work. His advice to underclassmen is to be respectful and take things “one step at a time”, emphasizing a patient and focused approach to achieving goals.
21 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Quinton Farrar, one of our graduation seniors! Throughout high school, Quinton has experienced personal growth, particularly in embracing his individuality and being true to himself. Quinton's achievements include being a part of the National Honors Society, showcasing his dedication to academic excellence. His proudest accomplishment is maintaining good grades consistently, demonstrating his commitment to academic success. One of his favorite high school memories is going to the playoffs during his junior year of football, underscoring the excitement of athletic achievements. He cherishes the time spent with friends and the experience of playing football, highlighting the camaraderie and joy of sports. He expresses appreciation for Mr. Ginder, a teacher who made learning enjoyable through engaging activities. Quinton's mother has been a significant influence, providing support and guidance throughout his journey. His advice encourages others to stay true to themselves rather than trying to fit in, emphasizing the importance of authenticity. Looking ahead, Quinton is excited about the prospect of working for himself and plans to start his own mechanic business. We wish you all the best, Quinton!
21 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Olivia Ray, a dedicated student who's been actively involved in volleyball, prom committee, and float building throughout her high school journey. As a member of the National Honors Society, Olivia has excelled academically. Her favorite high school memories revolve around homecoming week and float building activities. One of Olivia's proudest achievements is maintaining lifelong friendships throughout high school. Olivia's favorite teachers, Miss Stewart, Mrs. Laswell, and Mrs. Moan, have made her high school experience enjoyable. Her mom has been her biggest influence, always encouraging her to do her best. Olivia's post-graduation plans include pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene through college. She'll miss the constant companionship of her friends and the memorable moments of high school. Olivia has learned to manage stress better and not let things bother her excessively. Her advice to underclassmen is not to stress over everything as things usually work out. She looks forward to graduation and starting college, guided by her favorite quote, "Life is only as good as your mindset."
21 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Allison Logsdon, a high school senior who has had a transformative journey filled with personal growth and inspiring teachers. Despite not being involved in extracurricular activities, Allison's high school experience has been shaped by the kindness and humor of her teachers. She originally planned to study criminology but has since reconsidered her career path. What she'll miss most about high school are the warm interactions with her teachers and the lively pep rallies. Allison holds Mrs. Gilil, Mrs. Benson, and Mrs. Schultz close to her heart as her favorite teachers. Mrs. Gilil's approachability and humor, Mrs. Benson's kindness and support, and Mrs. Schultz's effective teaching methods have significantly impacted Allison's confidence and academic journey. Through high school, Allison has evolved from a shy, introverted student to someone more comfortable with speaking up and asking questions. She's learned valuable lessons about taking initiative, overcoming fears, and enjoying the journey. Her advice to underclassmen is about perseverance, embracing mistakes, and cherishing every moment. As she looks forward to the future, Allison is excited to discover her passions and embark on new adventures. Her personal quote beautifully captures her journey and growth.
21 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Nele Zink, a vibrant foreign exchange student whose time in high school has been filled with memorable experiences and personal growth. Nele has been a part of the Art Club and is passionate about studying law in the future. She will miss the classes, the daily interactions with friends, and cherishes the memories made during her exchange year. Nele's favorite high school memories include events like International Day and Homecoming. Nele admires Mrs. Moan and Mrs. Taylor, highlighting their kindness, sweetness, and understanding as teachers. Through her high school journey, Nele has become more confident, improved her English skills, and achieved good grades. As she looks forward to graduation, Nele believes in living life to the fullest. Her favorite quote reflects this sentiment: "You only have one life to live. Go on adventures. Make experiences. Take pictures."
22 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet one of our graduation seniors, Jordan Shields! Her high school memories include rooting for her class during Junior Year Homecoming week, showing her class spirit and camaraderie. Jordan cherishes the moments of making teachers laugh and ensuring they have a good day, highlighting her caring and positive nature. As she reflects on her high school experience, where she participated in band for four years and dance team for three years, she expresses admiration for Mrs. Gili, who has made a significant impact by making students feel valued and appreciated. Through her high school journey, Jordan has matured and learned the importance of not letting others' opinions affect her, emphasizing personal growth and self-confidence. Her proudest accomplishment is reaching the point of graduation, symbolizing the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Jordan's advice encourages others to seek help when needed, recognizing the value of support and guidance from others. She plans to attend college for two years at OCC before transferring to EIU with the goal of becoming a cruise director, showcasing her passion for entertainment and travel. As she looks forward to becoming an independent person and pursuing her dreams, Jordan leaves us with a quote, “Live as if you were dying.”
22 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Ryla Moutry, a high school senior who's been deeply involved in various activities, including National Honors Society, Dance Team, Track and Field, Band, Choir, and prestigious musical events like ILMEA District 10 and ILMEA All-State Honors Choir. One of the things she'll miss most about high school are the vibrant school activities like dress-up weeks, prom, sports events, and the music she's been a part of. Ryla has achieved numerous awards in Shotput and consistently made it to the Superintendent Honor Roll. Her fondest high school memory is the Disney trip with the Red Hill High School Band during her freshman year. When it comes to favorite teachers, Ryla speaks highly of Mrs. Hasewinkle for her lifelong dedication to teaching music, Mrs. Schultz for her exceptional math explanations and organization, and Mrs. Lasswell for her kindness, support, and simplifying complex concepts. Reflecting on her high school journey, Ryla acknowledges significant personal growth, learning about herself, others, responsibility, and stress management. Despite challenges, she's proud of her perseverance and reaching this milestone. Ryla's post-high school plans are centered around self-discovery and transitioning into adulthood. Ryla's biggest influences have been her mom and sisters, who have always been her pillars of support and inspiration. Her advice to underclassmen emphasizes the importance of seeking help and not being afraid to reach out, whether for academic support, mental health, or personal issues. Looking forward to graduation, Ryla is excited about leaving behind the stress of homework and starting a new chapter. Her chosen quote from Billy Joel's "Vienna" beautifully captures her perspective on taking life at a manageable pace, "Slow down, you're doing fine."
22 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Blaine Steber, a dedicated and multi-talented student whose high school journey has been filled with remarkable achievements and meaningful experiences. Blaine has actively participated in various activities such as FFA, 4-H, and the Red Hill Bantam Club, showcasing his passion for agriculture and entrepreneurship. Among his favorite high school memories are the Junior year homecoming games and Senior year FFA week, which symbolize the camaraderie and spirit of his school years. His involvement in FFA has been particularly rewarding, with notable achievements at the section, district, and state levels, and his upcoming participation in national-level competitions. One of Blaine's proudest accomplishments is his success in FFA competitions, particularly at the national level with his firewood business record books, showcasing his dedication and expertise in his chosen field. Reflecting on his high school experience, Blaine will miss the daily interactions with his friends and the guidance and support of his favorite teachers. Blaine holds his favorite teachers, Mrs. Moan, Mrs. Lytle, and Ms. Hammel, in high regard for their assistance, support, and enjoyable classroom experiences. Their impact on his learning journey has been significant and memorable. Encouraging his peers, Blaine emphasizes the importance of respecting teachers and adopting traits like hard work, dedication, discipline, and a positive attitude to reach one's goals. Despite life's challenges, Blaine remains resilient and optimistic, believing in the power of determination and embracing new experiences. He values the importance of hard work, discipline, and a positive attitude in achieving success. Blaine credits his parents for their support and guidance throughout his journey, highlighting the influence of family in shaping his character and values. His plans after high school reflect his diverse interests, including becoming a commercial electrician, venturing into ostrich livestock production, and expanding his firewood business. Blaine's ambitious goals highlight his drive and determination for success. As Blaine looks forward to the future, he is excited about the prospects of making money and pursuing his entrepreneurial endeavors, embodying the spirit of determination and optimism.
22 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Tess Heath, a remarkable student whose dedication and involvement in various activities have made her high school journey incredibly fulfilling. Tess's list of achievements and contributions to her school community is impressive. From excelling in sports like basketball, softball, and volleyball to being an active member of FFA, is on the National Honors Society, and various committees. She also has her GreenHand and Chapter Degree for FFA, has been named LOVC Honorable Mention for softball her sophomore year, LOVC All Conference team for basketball for her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, named LOVC All Conference Team for Volleyball my Senior year, and was named a State Scholar this year all while maintaining her grades and being on honor roll every quarter all four years of her time her at RHHS. As you can see, Tess has truly made her mark. Her proudest accomplishments include leading her basketball team as captain all four years, withtwo of those years helping lead our team to win our Conference Title. Reflecting on her high school experience, Tess will miss the daily interactions with her peers, whom she considers close friends. Their camaraderie and shared experiences have made her high school years memorable. Through her experiences, Tess has learned the value of staying true to herself and prioritizing her happiness. Among her favorite memories is participating in and “kicking butt” at Powder Puff Football during Homecoming Week, showcasing her competitive spirit and teamwork. Tess holds her teachers, especially Mrs. Moan, Miss. Stewart, and her sister Mrs. Lytle, in high regard for their guidance and support throughout her academic journey. The influence of her peers has been significant, inspiring her to work hard and strive for success. Tess encourages underclassmen to actively participate in school activities without fear of embarrassment, “I would tell them that to not be embarrassed to participate. Whether it be homecoming week dress up days, student sections, or other school activities. It is only embarrassing if you are embarrassed. Her aspiration is to pursue Criminal Justice and Agricultural Business at Vincennes University, followed by studying Law to become an Agricultural Lawyer, showcase her passion for justice and the agricultural sector. As she looks forward to college and new experiences beyond Lawrence County, Tess's wise grandmother's quote resonates with her,, "Happiness is a choice. You get to wake up everyday and make a decision on how you are going to handle today's challenges.”
22 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Briar Davis, a senior with a straightforward approach to life. While he hasn't been involved in extracurricular activities, Briar is focused on work post-graduation. He values honesty and hard work, sharing a humorous memory of yelling at Wyatt Cafin over ketchup. Briar's favorite teacher, Mr. Padgett, stands out for always being kind and caring. Through high school, Briar has learned to be cautious of people's intentions, understanding that not everyone is genuine. His proudest accomplishment is filling his freezer with deer, showcasing his passion for hunting and outdoor activities. Briar's biggest influences have been his parents, teaching him the value of hard work and perseverance. To underclassmen, Briar advises working hard in the initial years of high school and then enjoying the freedom and rewards later on. He looks forward to the freedom and financial independence that come with working full-time. In times of struggle, Briar's mantra is to keep pushing forward, believing that there's always a solution.
25 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Tuanmukalis Tokubaha, a foreign exchange student and a talented athlete who has immersed himself in basketball, badminton, and memorable experiences during his time here in the US. He reflects fondly on the friendships he's made and the impactful moments shared with teachers. Transitioning to a new country and language, he faced challenges but embraced them as opportunities for growth. Tuanmukalis is determined to make more friends, improve his English, and succeed in pursuing his dreams. He attributes his success and motivation to his family back home, particularly his parents and older brother, who have been a source of support and inspiration. Tuanmukalis's advice to others is to keep striving for success, even in the face of setbacks. He looks forward to reuniting with his family and continuing his journey with the wisdom that "if you want to succeed, work hard and stay focused."
25 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Dalton Spahn, a dedicated athlete and student who's made his mark in wrestling, football, and baseball during high school. With an impressive collection of 9 varsity letters for his sports achievements, Dalton's favorite high school memories revolve around his athletic successes. Mrs. Michels, Mrs. Gilil, and Mrs. Stewart are his favorite teachers for their impactful teaching styles. Dalton's mindset about life has evolved, learning to cope with challenges in healthy ways. One of his proudest accomplishments is defeating two state qualifiers in wrestling during his sophomore year. His coaches and teachers have been significant influences, especially during tough times like injuries. Post-graduation, Dalton plans to attend college to earn his associate's degree. He'll miss the routine of coming to school, seeing friends, and engaging in sports. Dalton advises underclassmen not to sweat the small stuff, stick to their values, and focus on what's important. He looks forward to learning life's lessons and embracing his future with the guidance of his favorite quote, "Only God can turn a mess into a message."
26 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Kyrsten Cunningham, a determined senior with a passion for psychology and a heart for helping others! Kyrsten has been actively involved in Band, Choir, Yearbook, Student Council, Student Librarian, a Books & Beans Barista (the school’s café), and Interact during her high school journey. One thing Kyrsten will miss about high school is leaving behind the younger classmates she has met over the years and her best friend, who is attending a different college. Kyrsten's achievements include earning a First Superior rating in Solo and Ensemble Vocal Competition where she sang solos for four years, being in the senior choir in ILMEA for two years, and being formally inducted into the Interact Club. Reflecting on her high school journey, Kyrsten has undergone significant personal growth. From struggling with social interactions and personal challenges to becoming a more outgoing and confident person, she has embraced new experiences and found strength in her friendships. Kyrsten is proud of completely changing her life around and becoming a decent person. Her proudest moments include being inducted into the Interact Club and taking on leadership roles in Yearbook. Her biggest influences are her mom and Mr. Potts, who have supported her and inspired her to be a better person. Kyrsten's advice to underclassmen is to remember that there are always people who care about them and to never give up on finding happiness and personal growth. After graduation, Kyrsten plans to attend Grand Canyon University to pursue a Bachelor's in Science in Psychology, followed by a Master's and Doctorate in Forensic Psychology. Her dream is to work in a law firm or for the state government in Indianapolis, Indiana. As she looks forward to the next chapter, Kyrsten is excited to face new challenges and discover where life's journey will lead her. She leaves us with an inspiring quote from Mr. Potts: “Your family doesn't define you, and your past doesn’t define you. You are who defines you now in this moment, and what you are going to become.” Congratulations, Kyrsten, on your upcoming graduation! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
26 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Reece Ralston, a multi-talented high school student who has excelled in sports and academics. Reece's high school journey has been marked by achievements on the football field, basketball court, track, cross country trails, and involvement in FCA. His favorite high school memory is from his first football playoff game during junior year, a moment that showcased his dedication and skill on the field. Reece's favorite teacher, Miss Stewart, made learning enjoyable and helped him develop important skills like time management. He credits his parents as his biggest influence, instilling in him the value of hard work and dedication. Looking ahead, Reece is set to attend Oakland City College to pursue a degree in Finance. While he will miss the camaraderie of high school, Reece is excited about the challenges and opportunities that college will bring. As Reece prepares to graduate, he leaves underclassmen with a piece of advice: “Enjoy every moment because time flies!” Reece is ready to work hard and make the most of his college experience. His motto is inspired by Derek Jeter, “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.”
26 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Natalie Finley, one of our graduating seniors! Natalie's journey through high school has been a colorful tapestry of learning, growth, and cherished memories. Despite the challenges and ups and downs, she emerged as a resilient and insightful individual, guided by her passion for knowledge and connection. Participating in activities like Scholastic Bowl and exploring subjects like Psychology and English showcased Natalie's intellectual curiosity and her drive to understand the world around her. Her dedication to academics and her desire to excel have been evident in her achievements, including receiving a scholarship offer from Eastern Illinois University. Beyond academics, Natalie found solace and inspiration in the nurturing guidance of teachers like Mrs. Lasswell, Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Padgett. Their mentorship and support not only enriched her academic journey but also contributed significantly to her personal growth and self-discovery. Through her experiences, Natalie learned invaluable lessons about staying true to herself, navigating through challenges with resilience, and embracing the fleeting moments of high school life, knowing that they would become cherished memories in the future. As Natalie prepares to graduate and embark on a new chapter, she looks forward to celebrating with her friends, especially anticipating the excitement of senior prom. With her sights set on a bright future, she is guided by Wayne Dyer's insightful words, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Natalie is ready to embrace the unknown and transform her dreams into reality. Here's to Natalie and her extraordinary journey ahead!
26 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Congratulations, Katey Wilson, on your graduation! Katey says her favorite experience was during Homecoming week in 2023 and appreciates the support and guidance provided by Mrs. Benson, who helped her navigate her academic journey and prepare for graduation. Katey has learned the importance of perseverance and taking responsibility for her success. She recognizes her maturity and growth, especially in terms of managing her responsibilities and securing a job. Her biggest influences have been her grandparents and dad, indicating a strong family support system that has contributed to her development. Looking forward to life after high school, Katey is excited about the freedom from school-related stress and the opportunity to focus on new experiences and challenges. Katey’s advice to underclassmen emphasizes the value of persistence and not giving up, reminding them that high school passes quickly and to make the most of it. Overall, Katey’s journey highlights the significance of personal growth, resilience, and the support of loved ones throughout the high school experience. Her chosen quote from Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Congrats Katey!
27 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Sam Stimler, a dedicated senior with a passion for sports and a heart of gold! Sam has been an active member of Track and Field, Football, Pep Club, Interact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Math team, and Board game club during his high school years. One thing Sam will miss about high school is the camaraderie with teachers and friends, as well as the playful banter with underclassmen in a positive way. Sam's achievements include being the Captain of both Football and Track, with a State appearance in Track under his belt and hopes for another one. Reflecting on his high school journey, Sam feels like leaving school has transformed him into a different person, strengthening his bonds with friends and his faith. High school taught him to be himself, embrace challenges, and relax when things don't go as planned. Sam's proudest accomplishment is the opportunity to compete at the next level in both sports and attend college for a sporting event. He acknowledges the impact of Mr. Steven Potts and all the coaches who have guided him not just in academics and sports, but also in becoming a better person and Christian. Sam also expresses deep gratitude to his family for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout his high school journey. Sam's advice to underclassmen is to be authentic, pursue what they love, and not let others dictate their lives. Embrace challenges and value others above oneself. After graduation, Sam plans to continue running track at Illinois College and pursue a degree in Accounting. His future beyond that remains a mystery waiting to unfold. As he looks forward to the next chapter, Sam is excited about getting away from familiar surroundings, continuing his athletic journey in college, and pursuing his educational path. Sam leaves us with an inspiring quote from Philippians 2:3: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourself.” Congratulations, Sam, on your upcoming graduation! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
27 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Meet Colson Walker, a multi-talented senior with big dreams! Colson has been actively involved in various activities like Board Game Club, Track, Math Team, Interact, FCA, serving as a Student Librarian, and even working in the cafeteria. Among his favorite high school memories are throwing for track, enjoying board games after school, and a memorable Disney band trip where he got to play in front of people at Universal and learn about voice acting. Colson's favorite teachers include Haden Kinkade for his approachability and excellence as an Ag Teacher, Mrs. Lasswell for her fun teaching style and openness, and Steven Potts for his support and fun personality during board games. Throughout high school, Colson has grown more extroverted and learned to prioritize his own goals over others' opinions. He's most proud of his track achievements, especially his shot put goals. His dad has been a significant influence, always supporting him in school and encouraging him to try new things. After high school, Colson plans to play in the band at OCC before transferring to pursue a bachelor's degree in Criminology, aiming to become a federal parole officer. Colson's advice to underclassmen is to “enjoy their time, try new things, and not let others' opinions control their lives.” As he looks forward to finishing school and gaining more freedom, Colson's words of wisdom remind us to cherish life and stay true to ourselves. Congratulations, Colson, on your upcoming graduation!
27 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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Our next graduating senior is Kailey Tate. Kailey has been actively involved in cheerleading and the Fish and Loaves program, showcasing her dedication to both sports and community service. After graduation, she plans to take a year off before pursuing nursing at Vincennes University. Kailey's high school journey has been enriched by the friendships she's made over the past 12 years. Homecoming week holds a special place in her heart as a time of unity and celebration. Among her favorite teachers is Mrs. Gilil, who brings laughter and understanding to the classroom, making learning enjoyable for everyone. Reflecting on her growth, Kailey acknowledges coming out of her shell and embracing her outgoing nature. She's proud of being herself and staying true to her values, thanks in part to her mother's unwavering support and encouragement. Kailey's advice to underclassmen is simple yet profound: “be yourself.” She understands the importance of authenticity and reminds others that not everyone is as they seem. As Kailey embarks on new beginnings post-graduation, she embraces the mantra "Change takes courage," and is ready to face whatever challenges and adventures come her way. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, Kailey!
27 days ago, Jamie Tussey
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