As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Luke Walker, an accomplished graduating senior from our high school! Luke has been involved in various extracurricular activities throughout his high school journey, including basketball during his freshman year, band also during his freshman year, and the Interact Club during his senior year. Among his favorite high school memories is the dodgeball tournament that marked the end of his junior year, a thrilling and unforgettable event. Reflecting on his personal growth, Luke acknowledges that he has become more responsible, relaxed, and resolved over the course of his four years in high school. With a solid 3.4 GPA, he takes pride in his academic accomplishments. Luke's dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed, as he has received scholarships from the Vincennes University Foundation and Farm Bureau Foundation. After graduation, Luke has exciting plans to attend Vincennes University. While he looks forward to the next chapter, he will undoubtedly miss the mischievous joy of annoying his teachers, a characteristic that brought some humor to his high school experience. As Luke sets his sights on the future, he draws inspiration from two of his favorite teachers, Mr. Padgett and Mrs. Laswell, who have provided invaluable support and kindness to their students. Luke's advice to underclassmen is simple yet essential: “stay on top of your homework—it's not as difficult as it may seem”. Graduation holds a special promise for Luke, as it marks the beginning of his journey towards his future goals. Guided by the belief that a change in perspective can turn a destructive force into a tool for building amazing things, Luke is ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Congratulations, Luke, and best of luck on your path to success!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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Introducing Carena Smith, a high school student who has been actively involved in various extracurricular activities, clubs, and groups. Carena has received scholarships such as the David Rice and Illinois Regional scholarships, recognizing her achievements and contributions. Carena's plans after high school involve attending the University of Southern Indiana to pursue a career in sonography, showcasing her interest in the field of medical imaging. One of Carena's favorite high school memories is her very first day as a high school, filled with excitement and new experiences. She fondly recalls meeting and interacting with new peers and teachers who were kind and welcoming. Reflecting on her four years of high school, Carena believes she has matured and grown more responsible. She has learned the value of hard work and the positive outcomes it can bring. Carena takes pride in maintaining good grades throughout her high school years, highlighting her academic accomplishments. When reminiscing about high school, Carena mentions that she will miss seeing some of her favorite teachers, highlighting the positive impact she have had on her educational journey. Mrs. Przygocki is Carena's favorite teacher, appreciated for her dedication in working with students, her ability to explain concepts effectively, and her overall kindness. During her high school journey, Carena's biggest influence has been her mom, who has provided constant support and encouragement during challenging times, particularly in regards to schoolwork and tests. To underclassmen, Carena advises completing assignments on time and striving for good grades throughout high school. She emphasizes that her approach reduces stress and increases the likelihood of getting into a desired college or university. Looking ahead to graduation, Carena is excited about the prospect of going to college and embarking on new and exciting experiences. Carena shares a quote as her personal words of wisdom: "Your future is only as good as the work you put into it," underscoring the importance of hard work and dedication in shaping one's future. We wish Carena all the best as she continues her academic journey and pursues her aspirations in sonography!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Wyatt Cox, a high school student who has been actively involved in football as his main extracurricular activity. One of Wyatt's favorite high school memories is making the playoffs with his football team. This accomplishment brought him joy and a sense of achievement. Also, one of Wyatt's proudest moments during high school was beating the Lawrenceville Indians at a home football game. Their victory showcased his team's efforts and his ability to overcome challenges. Among his teachers, Mrs. Lytle stands out as Wyatt's favorite. Her engaging and enjoyable assignments have made a positive impact on his high school experience. Wyatt says he will miss the daily interactions with his friends once high school comes to an end. The biggest influence on Wyatt during his high school years has been his mom. Her support and guidance have played a significant role in shaping his character and motivating him to pursue his goals. To underclassmen, Wyatt offers the advice of not letting others dictate his capabilities. Believing in oneself and ignoring negativity are essential for personal growth and success. After graduation, Wyatt plans to pursue a career in either welding or plumbing by joining a union. These trades offer promising opportunities for his future. Wyatt shares the quote "Live like you were dying" as his personal motto. This serves as a reminder to live life to the fullest, appreciating every moment and making the most of every opportunity! Best of luck to Wyatt as he enters the next chapter of his life and pursues a fulfilling career in welding or plumbing!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Julia Buchanan, a dedicated and accomplished high school student who has been actively involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. Julia's list of engagements includes volleyball, band, Pep Club, Interact Club, Math Team, and National Honor Society. While reflecting on her high school experience, Julia will miss the presence of her friends, teachers, and the joy of playing volleyball. Julia takes pride in serving as the varsity volleyball team captain and the drum major for the band. Among her favorite high school memories, Julia cherishes the camaraderie and laughter shared with her volleyball teammates during bus rides to games. These leadership roles have allowed her to make a positive impact on her peers and the school community. After graduation, Julia has clear plans for her future. She intends to attend Vincennes University for two years before transferring to IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology. Following that, Julia aspires to attend medical school and become a doctor. Julia has received several awards during her high school years, including being recognized as a Valedictorian and receiving the John Philip Sousa Band Award, which highlights her exceptional musical talent. Julia has been awarded the Chevron Lawrence County Industrial Development Council Award, the Wabash General Hospital Healthcare Scholarship, and the Vincennes University Val/Sal Scholarship. Additionally, she recalls the enjoyable moments spent joking around in Miss Stewart's class. When it comes to favorite teachers, Julia holds a special place for Miss Stewart. The ability to bring laughter and a positive atmosphere to the classroom has made her a standout favorite. Throughout her four years of high school, Julia believes she has grown more confident and has developed strong leadership skills. These personal transformations have contributed to her success and prepared her for the future. The biggest influence on Julia during her high school years has been her parents. Their guidance and unwavering support have played a significant role in her journey. To underclassmen, Julia offers valuable advice—do not let the fear of judgment hinder your true self. Embrace your individuality and have fun along the way. As graduation approaches, Julia eagerly anticipates the upcoming summer and the start of college in the fall. Ther new chapter holds exciting prospects and opportunities for growth. Julia shares a powerful quote from Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your paths." These words of wisdom remind us to have faith and seek guidance as we navigate life's journey. Congratulations, Julia, on your outstanding achievements and best of luck as you pursue your dreams in college and beyond!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Meet Gabby Przygocki, an accomplished graduating senior who has actively engaged in various extracurricular activities throughout high school. Gabby's involvement spanned basketball, softball, track, Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, and membership in the National Honors Society. As Gabby reflects on her high school experience, she acknowledges that she will miss the daily interactions with her peers. The bonds formed and the shared moments have left a lasting impression on her. Throughout her high school journey, Gabby has achieved notable recognition, including being named a State Scholar. She has also received scholarships, such as the prestigious Chancellor's Scholarship at UIS, which covers full tuition and room and board, as well as the Valedictorians scholarship. Gabby's proudest accomplishment in high school is securing the scholarship for college. She recognizes the hard work and dedication she invested in earning such a significant opportunity. Among her cherished high school memories, Gabby fondly recalls the fun and lighthearted moments of playfully interacting with her teachers during Google Meet sessions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked about her favorite teacher, Gabby speaks highly of Mrs. Lasswell. She admires Mrs. Lasswell's kindness and patience, even in the face of Gabby's occasional complaints, making her a standout educator in Gabby's eyes. Reflecting on her personal growth during her four years of high school, Gabby acknowledges that she has matured and learned important life lessons, particularly through her involvement in CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities). Her experience helped her develop into a better version of herself. Throughout her high school journey, Mrs. Lasswell has been a major influence on Gabby. The unwavering support and guidance provided by her teacher have made a lasting impact. For underclassmen, Gabby offers valuable advice: don't waste time worrying about the actions of others, as people's priorities and perspectives change over time. As graduation approaches, Gabby eagerly looks forward to bidding farewell to early morning classes. She is excited about the new chapter of her life and the opportunities it will bring. Post-graduation, Gabby has clear aspirations. She plans to attend the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) to study accounting, with the ultimate goal of becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the future. her determination and ambition are evident in her chosen path. In the words of Kanye West, "I need a room full of mirrors, so I'm surrounded by winners." Her quote resonates with Gabby, emphasizing the importance of surrounding oneself with motivated and successful individuals. Congratulations, Gabby, on your achievements, and may your future endeavors bring you fulfillment and success!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week! Meet Bryce Barker, a graduating high school student who has been actively involved in various extracurricular activities throughout his high school years. Bryce's engagement includes participating in football, FFA (Future Farmers of America), and Pep Club. As Bryce looks ahead to life after high school, he plans to explore two options: attending college for two years or pursuing a trade. He is open to different paths and is considering the best fit for his future plans. When reminiscing about high school, Bryce mentions that he will miss playing football and spending time with his friends. These experiences have shaped his journey and created lasting memories. Among his favorite high school memories, Bryce holds a special place for reaching the playoffs in football. The thrill of competition and the camaraderie within the team have left a lasting impact. Bryce takes pride in being part of a team that made it to the playoffs, highlighting the collective effort and accomplishments they achieved together. During his high school years, Bryce received recognition for his achievements, including the Red Hill Agriculture award, which showcases his commitment to the field of agriculture. Bryce has been awarded scholarships from various sources, including Ruckers, Bridgeport Masonic Lodge No. 386, and Lawrenceville Men and Women of the Moose. These scholarships reflect his dedication and hard work. When asked about his favorite teachers, Bryce mentions Mrs. Lytle and Mrs. Michaels. He appreciates his teaching styles and finds his classes interesting and engaging. Throughout his high school journey, Bryce has been influenced by his friends, teachers, and parents. his support and guidance have played a significant role in shaping his character and choices. Offering advice to underclassmen, Bryce emphasizes the importance of always giving his best effort, even when it may seem futile. Perseverance and dedication are key to personal growth and success. As Bryce looks forward to graduation, he is eager to enter the workforce and start earning money. This transition signifies a new chapter in his life, where he can apply the skills and knowledge he has gained. Bryce shares a thought-provoking quote: "In school, you're taught a lesson then given a test. In life, you're given a test then taught a lesson." This quote encapsulates the notion that life's challenges serve as opportunities for growth and learning. Congratulations, Bryce, on your achievements, and may your future endeavors bring you fulfillment and success!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Let's celebrate the graduation of Marley Moutry, a talented dancer with big dreams! We are thrilled to honor Marley Moutry as she completes her high school journey and moves on to new horizons. Marley has been an exceptional member of our dance team, showcasing her passion, dedication, and talent throughout her time with us. Reflecting on her high school experience, Marley acknowledges that she will miss the drama that came with it. While high school can be filled with ups and downs, it is these experiences that shape us and make our journeys unique. One of Marley's favorite memories from high school took place during her freshman year. She found solace and friendship when a group of kind individuals invited her to join them at lunch, helping her overcome her initial fears. It is through ther gesture that Marley forged lasting connections with the friends she cherishes today. Mrs. Tussey, one of Marley's favorite teachers, holds a special place in her heart. Mrs. Tussey's guidance and support have helped Marley stay on track and manage her responsibilities effectively. Marley admires her teacher's dedication and responsiveness, providing her with the assistance she needs without hesitation. Over the course of her four years in high school, Marley has undergone significant personal growth. She has learned the importance of focusing on oneself and not getting caught up in external distractions. Ther valuable lesson has helped Marley develop a sense of self-assurance and resilience. Marley's proudest accomplishment during her high school years is that she didn't fail. her determination to persevere and overcome challenges has enabled her to reach her milestone. To underclassmen, Marley offers reassuring advice: "Don't worry, it's not scary at all." Encouraging them to embrace the journey and not be consumed by fear, Marley reminds her peers that high school can be an exciting and transformative period in her lives. As Marley looks forward to graduation, she eagerly anticipates the summer ahead. It's a time to relax, unwind, and make the most of the sunny days that lie ahead. We hope that her summer is filled with joy and memorable experiences. Marley's post-graduation plans involve pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon. her ambition to help others and make a difference in the medical field is truly inspiring. We have no doubt that Marley's determination and drive will lead her to accomplish great things in her future endeavors. In conclusion, let's celebrate Marley Moutry's achievements, her passion for dance, and her aspirations to become an orthopedic surgeon. We applaud Marley's resilience and unwavering commitment to success! As she takes her next steps into the future, we wish her all the success, happiness, and fulfillment she deserves. Congratulations, Marley, on your graduation!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Shelbi Lukens, a high school student who has actively participated in various extracurricular activities, including basketball, track, and pep club. When reflecting on high school, Shelbi mentions that she will miss seeing her favorite teachers and having the daily opportunity to interact and share laughter with her friends. One of Shelbi's favorite high school memories is being crowned prom queen during her junior year, a special moment of recognition and celebration. Shelbi has received scholarships such as the Moose Club scholarship, Shrine Club RED FEZ Nursing Scholarship, and the Melissa Dining Scholarship, which recognize her achievements and support her educational journey. After high school, Shelbi plans to attend Vincennes University to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse (RN), demonstrating her passion for healthcare and helping others. Throughout her four years of high school, Shelbi believes she has matured and gained a better understanding of herself. High school has been a transformative experience for her personal growth. Shelbi takes pride in achieving high honors for most of her high school years, demonstrating her commitment to academic excellence. During her high school years, Shelbi acknowledges that all her teachers have been influential in her life. she have provided a listening ear and offered support during challenging times, helping her navigate through various situations. Ms. Stewart holds a special place as Shelbi's favorite teacher due to her unwavering support and availability whenever Shelbi has needed guidance or assistance. To underclassmen, Shelbi advises the importance of staying dedicated to their work, even when it becomes difficult. Perseverance is key to success. Looking forward to graduating, Shelbi is excited to embark on a new chapter of life, witnessing her personal growth and pursuing her dreams. Shelbi shares a quote that serves as her personal mantra: "Your future is only as good as the work you put into it." Her quote emphasizes the significance of hard work and dedication in shaping one's future. We wish Shelbi Lukens the best as she continues her academic journey and follows her aspirations to become an RN, making a positive impact in the field of healthcare!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Katelyn Hayes, an exceptional graduating senior who has made her mark through her involvement in various extracurricular activities. Throughout high school, Katelyn dedicated her time to Band, Choir, and FCA, showcasing her passion for music and community. Katelyn's dedication to her academics has earned her accolades such as Honor Roll and membership in the National Honors Society. She has also been recognized for her accomplishments through scholarships, including the Park University Founders Scholarship and the Park University Academic Opportunity Scholarship. Among her favorite high school memories, Katelyn holds a special place for Homecoming week, with its dress-up days and the exciting game day, embodying the true spirit of school pride and camaraderie. As she reflects on her high school experience, Katelyn will miss the incredible teachers who have inspired her. Additionally, she cherishes the memories of playing in the band during football and basketball games, where she contributed her musical talents to create an electrifying atmosphere. Katelyn takes pride in her academic achievements and successfully graduating high school. She attributes her success and personal growth to the unwavering support of her biggest influence, her mother. her mother's encouragement and belief in her abilities have empowered Katelyn to pursue her dreams without hesitation. To underclassmen, Katelyn shares valuable advice: embrace all four years of high school, as the effort pays off in the end. She encourages them to have fun while maintaining a strong work ethic, reminding them that time flies faster than expected. Looking ahead to her future, Katelyn has exciting plans. She will be attending Park University, majoring in Interior Design and Architecture, with a potential minor in business. Ther reflects her aspirations to create beautiful spaces while incorporating her entrepreneurial skills. As graduation approaches, Katelyn eagerly anticipates the next chapter of her life, filled with new experiences and the opportunity to live and study in a new environment. In the wise words of Dolly Parton, she believes that enduring the rain is necessary to find the beauty of a rainbow. Congratulations, Katelyn, on your achievements, and may your future be filled with vibrant colors and endless possibilities!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Let's celebrate the achievements of Alexandria Ash as she graduates and steps into a bright future! We are delighted to recognize Alexandria Ash, an exceptional student who has made a remarkable impact during her high school journey. Alexandria's involvement in Trio Upward Bound and the National Honor Society highlights her commitment to academic excellence and personal growth. Throughout her high school years, Alexandria found guidance and inspiration from Brady Martin, her Trio Upward Bound counselor. Brady's influence has played a significant role in shaping Alexandria's path and fostering her growth. Alexandria's post-graduation plans involve attending Olney Central College to obtain her associate's degree before transferring to Southern Illinois University to pursue a bachelor's degree in Finance. With her eyes set on becoming a Budget Analyst, Alexandria aspires to help individuals achieve financial independence and security. her dedication to making a positive impact in people's lives is truly inspiring. When asked about her favorite teacher, Alexandria finds it difficult to choose between Miss. Moan and Miss. Gilil. Their impact on her education and personal growth has been significant, inspiring her to become the best version of herself. One of Alexandria's proudest accomplishments during high school is taking enough college classes to graduate in just three years. her hard work and dedication to her goals have paid off, positioning her for a successful future. To underclassmen, Alexandria offers valuable advice: "Do what makes you happy and put yourself out there. People aren't looking at you as much as you think she are." Emphasizing the importance of self-fulfillment and stepping out of one's comfort zone, Alexandria encourages her peers to embrace her true passions and seize every opportunity. Let's celebrate Alexandria’s achievements, her determination to make a difference in the field of finance, and her commitment to personal growth. As she embarks on ther new chapter, we wish her all the success and fulfillment she deserves. Congratulations, Alexandria, on your graduation!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Brian Seed, an active participant in high school through his involvement in FCA, Wrestling, and Track. Throughout high school, Brian has achieved the honor roll, demonstrating his commitment to academic excellence. He has accomplished making it to the state in wrestling three times out of his four years in high school. Brian takes pride in his wrestling achievements, particularly making it to the state tournament multiple times, which is a significant accomplishment! Among his high school memories, Brian cherishes wrestling trips and recalls Mr. Kinkade's class fondly. Mr. Kinkade holds a special place as Brian's favorite teacher. Reflecting on his four years of high school, Brian believes he has changed and grown as an individual. When considering the biggest influence on him during high school, Brian believes that he has been his own biggest influence, indicating self-reliance and self-motivation. For underclassmen, Brian advises doing his best and not stressing too much about the workload, encouraging a balanced approach to academics and personal well-being. After high school graduation, Brian plans to pursue a career as a diesel mechanic, showcasing his interest and passion for working with engines and machinery. Brian shares a quote and words of wisdom: "Keeping God first is key to a successful life. Chasing after success will leave you wanting more once you get there. Be content." We wish Brian all the best in his pursuit of a career as a diesel mechanic and his future endeavors!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Kailyn Perry, a high school student actively involved in extracurricular activities such as Interact Club, Art Club, and Pep Club. Kailyn has received recognition for her academic achievements, earning the Superintendent's honors. She has also received a scholarship to Olney Central College, which will support her educational journey. Kailyn's favorite high school memory revolves around her involvement in the Art Club, highlighting her passion for creativity and self-expression. Kailyn will miss seeing her friends every day, emphasizing the importance of the social connections she has formed during her high school years. Mrs. Taylor is Kailyn's favorite teacher, described as a great teacher who effectively imparts knowledge and supports her students. Throughout her high school years, Kailyn has been influenced by her teachers, who have played a significant role in her development. Among her proudest accomplishments in high school are her academic achievements and personal growth, specifically becoming more extroverted. As advice to underclassmen, Kailyn encourages them to view high school as just one chapter of their lives and not to limit themselves or miss out on other opportunities. Looking forward to graduating, Kailyn is excited about alleviating the stress of due dates, indicating a desire for a more relaxed and flexible schedule. After high school graduation, Kailyn plans to pursue a career in the tattoo industry by starting as an apprentice. Her long-term goal is to open her own tattoo shop in town, showcasing her passion and creativity. Kailyn shares the quote, "High school is just a single chapter of your life, don't live it like it's the end of the book." Ther quote encourages individuals to see high school as part of their journey rather than the ultimate destination, reminding them that there are many more experiences and chapters to come. We wish Kailyn all the best as she pursues her passion in the tattoo industry and continues to embrace new chapters in her life!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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11 months ago, Allisen Rhinehart
As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Let's celebrate the graduation of Gracie New, a determined and resilient individual! As Gracie bids farewell to high school, she acknowledges that she will miss the daily interactions with her friends and the overall experience of being a high school student. The friendships forged and shared memories hold a special place in her heart. While exploring her interests, Gracie has been involved in various extracurricular activities, clubs, or sports. Gracie's high school years have been marked by personal growth and achievements. Among her favorite high school memories are the moments of laughter and camaraderie shared with her friends. Growing up alongside her peers has been a significant part of her high school experience. Reflecting on her four years of high school, Gracie recognizes the tremendous personal growth she has undergone. From initially not trying at all to graduating, she has come a long way, demonstrating resilience and a strong commitment to her education. Gracie's proudest accomplishment during high school is turning her life around and making a genuine effort to succeed. She has embraced personal growth, transforming into a determined and motivated individual. Mrs. Strange, Gracie's favorite teacher, has played a pivotal role in her journey. Mrs. Strange's support and guidance have been invaluable, providing the assistance Gracie needed to navigate through challenges and achieve her goals. Throughout her high school years, Mrs. Bond has had a profound influence on Gracie. Influential figures can shape our lives and inspire us to become the best version of ourselves. Mrs. Bond's impact on Gracie's journey has been significant. As graduation approaches, Gracie is eagerly looking forward to starting her life, embracing new opportunities, and discovering her passions in the next chapter. As she embarks on her post-graduation journey, Gracie plans to take a break to reflect and discover what path is best for her. Whether she decides to pursue higher education or explore other opportunities, Gracie recognizes the importance of self-discovery and making informed decisions about her future. For underclassmen, Gracie's advice is to remember that even on the darkest days, there is always hope for a brighter future. High school can be challenging, but it's important to cherish these years and find joy in the journey, knowing that life beyond high school may bring its own set of challenges. In conclusion, let's celebrate Gracie New's graduation and her commitment to personal growth. We commend her resilience, dedication, and determination. As she embarks on her journey beyond high school, we wish Gracie success, fulfillment, and the realization of her dreams. Congratulations, Gracie!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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Introducing Lianna Hasewinkle, a highly involved high school student with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including being crowned 2022 Miss Lawrence County, participating in Track and Field, Competitive Dance, Student Class President, Student Council, 4-H, FFA, and Pep Club. Throughout her high school years, Lianna has received notable awards and recognition, such as being crowned 2022 Miss Lawrence County Fair Queen, membership in the National Honor Society, earning Superintendent Honors for all eight semesters, winning the 4-H Senior Class Master Showmanship, and participating in the IHSA Class 1A IL State Track Meet. As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Lianna has also been a recipient of scholarships, including the FFA Alumni Scholarship and the Lawrence County Farm Bureau Scholarship, recognizing her accomplishments and contributions. Lianna takes pride in maintaining straight A's throughout high school and achieving a notable accomplishment in track and field by qualifying for the state meet in the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays during her sophomore year. Homecoming games hold a special place in Lianna's heart as her favorite high school memory, likely filled with excitement, school spirit, and memorable moments. When it comes to favorite teachers, Mrs. Moan stands out for Lianna. Mrs. Moan's supportive nature and willingness to lend an ear have made a significant impact on Lianna's high school experience. Lianna acknowledges her parents as the biggest influence during her high school years, recognizing her guidance and support in shaping her into the person she has become. While transitioning from high school, Lianna will miss the interactions with her teachers and the company of her friends, highlighting the importance of these connections in her high school experience. Offering advice to underclassmen, Lianna encourages them to live in the present moment and avoid excessive stress about the future, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the journey. Graduation holds the promise of new friendships and experiences for Lianna, as she eagerly looks forward to connecting with new people during her college years. After high school graduation, Lianna has plans to attend Purdue University and pursue a major in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary concentration, demonstrating her passion for working with animals. Lianna shares the quote, "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together," conveying a sense of optimism and resilience in the face of change. We wish Lianna all the best in her future endeavors at Purdue University and beyond!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Jolee Stremme, a high school student actively involved in Student Council. After high school graduation, Jolee plans to attend The Salon Professional Academy of Evansville to obtain an esthetician license. Her future plan is to work alongside her sister at Claudia Rae Skin Parlor, showcasing her passion for skincare and aesthetics. Jolee will miss the free time she enjoyed in the parking lot before the first bell, highlighting the relaxed and social moments she experienced during her high school years. One of Jolee's favorite high school memories is float building, which suggests her involvement in creating floats for events or parades. Miss Stewart is Jolee's favorite teacher, described as easy to talk to and someone who shares a sense of humor with her, creating a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment. Mrs. Bond has been the biggest influence on Jolee during her high school years, as she made math enjoyable and helped shape her perspective on the subject. Reflecting on her four years of high school, Jolee believes she has matured and learned the value of quality over quantity. Jolee is most proud of not getting a truancy officer called on her, indicating her commitment to attending school regularly and responsibly. Looking forward to graduating, Jolee expresses her excitement about no longer having to attend school, emphasizing a desire for a new chapter in her life. As advice to underclassmen, Jolee humorously suggests not huddling up in the handicap stall, emphasizing the importance of considering others' needs and avoiding unnecessary inconvenience. Jolee shares the quote, "Does anybody remember laughter?" by Robert Plant. This quote reminds individuals of the joy and humor that should be cherished in life, inviting them to appreciate and remember the moments of laughter. We wish Jolee all the best as she pursues her passion in the field of esthetics and embarks on her career journey at Claudia Rae Skin Parlor!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
jolee stremme
As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Alexandria Walls, a high school student involved in various extracurricular activities and with aspirations of becoming a teacher or professor of English. Throughout high school, Alexandria has been actively engaged in cheerleading, chorus, art club, National Honors Society, and Lawrence County CEO, showcasing a diverse range of interests and involvement in school activities. Alexandria takes pride in various accomplishments during her high school years. Winning first place at the Dieterich Tournament with the cheer team, being recognized as an Illinois State Scholar, and starting her business with CEO are among her notable achievements. Alexandria has received notable awards during her high school years. She is recognized as an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honors Society. Additionally, she received the English Award at Awards Night and achieved 1st place in 3D Art for the Lawrence County Art Show, as well as 2nd place in the previous year. These accolades demonstrate her talent, academic achievements, and artistic prowess! In terms of scholarships, Alexandria has been awarded the Sal/Val Scholarship and Foundations Scholarship from Vincennes University, as well as an English Scholarship from the school. These scholarships acknowledge her outstanding academic abilities and dedication to her field of interest. While Alexandria cannot pinpoint a single favorite high school memory, she fondly recalls the fun and excitement of homecoming week, which left a lasting impression on her. When reflecting on high school, Alexandria mentions missing the daily interactions with friends and the spirit of sporting events, particularly football games. These social and spirited aspects of high school life hold sentimental value for her. Among her favorite teachers, Alexandria highlights Mrs. Lasswell for her kindness and support in writing projects, and Mrs. Taylor for helping her gain confidence in her artistic abilities. her guidance and encouragement have played a significant role in her high school journey. Throughout high school, Alexandria's biggest influences have been her exceptional teachers and her parents, who have provided support, guidance, and inspiration. As Alexandria looks forward to graduation, she is excited about continuing her studies in English and embracing the opportunities and adventures that lie ahead in life beyond high school. After high school, Alexandria plans to attend Vincennes University and pursue a career in teaching or becoming a professor of English. her passion for literature and education is evident in her future plans. To underclassmen, Alexandria advises finding joy in the high school experience, working hard, but not letting every little thing become a cause for worry. It's important to appreciate the time spent in high school and make the most of it. Alexandria shares two thought-provoking quotes. The first is from Oscar Wilde: "All of us are in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars." This quote reminds us to maintain a positive perspective and focus on the beauty and potential around us. The second quote is from Matthew 7:12: "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for her is the law and the prophets." Ther quote encourages empathy and treating others with kindness and fairness. We wish Alexandria Walls all the best in her pursuit of higher education and in her future endeavors as an educator or professor of English!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
alex walls
As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Lilly Weston, a high school student who actively participates in various extracurricular activities, including Student Council, Yearbook Club, Track, and the National Honor Society. Lilly will miss several aspects of high school, including the daily interactions with friends, teachers, and Mr. Tiffany, who holds a special place in her heart. Lilly's active involvement in various clubs and organizations speaks to her dedication and commitment to her academic and extracurricular pursuits. Lilly takes pride in her nearly accomplished ten-page research essay, highlighting her dedication and perseverance in academic pursuits. Among Lilly's favorite high school memories are the float building activities, especially the moments when everyone would gather to decorate the fence, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Reflecting on her four years of high school, Lilly acknowledges personal growth, particularly in becoming more outgoing and sociable. She has learned the value of kindness and how it can foster friendships and uplift others. When it comes to favorite teachers, Lilly holds Mrs. Moan and Ms. Stewart in high regard. Their positivity, sense of humor, and genuine care for their students have left a lasting impression. Throughout high school, Mrs. Taylor has been a significant influence on Lilly, expanding her artistic experiences and encouraging her to explore her creativity. After high school graduation, Lilly plans to work for her dad's business while pursuing her studies at Vincennes University. She intends to focus on landscape architecture, showcasing her interest in designing outdoor spaces. Graduation holds the anticipation of entering the workforce, as Lilly looks forward to working during the summer and embracing a more active and productive lifestyle. Lilly advises underclassmen to make school enjoyable by being outgoing and fostering a positive classroom environment. She also emphasizes the importance of kindness and making the effort to connect with others. Lilly shares the quote, "If you're gonna do it, do it right," by Wham!, reflecting her commitment to giving her best effort in everything she does. We wish Lilly all the best in her future endeavors in landscape architecture and beyond!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
lilly weston
As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Jaedyn Legg, a high school student involved in various extracurricular activities such as cheerleading, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), and Student Council. Jaedyn says she will miss several aspects of high school, including the excitement of Friday night football games, Homecoming week, the anticipation of getting ready for dances, and the ability to see friends whenever desired. One of Jaedyn's favorite high school memories is cheering under the Friday night lights for football, highlighting the exhilaration and camaraderie associated with the sport. Throughout high school, Jaedyn has received notable awards such as Superintendent Honors and membership in the National Honors Society. Among the scholarships received, Jaedyn has been awarded the Sumner Masonic Lodge Scholarship and the Lawrenceville Moose Lodge Scholarship, recognizing her achievements and contributions. Reflecting on her four years of high school, Jaedyn believes she has learned the importance of hard work, striving for what she wants, and developing a sense of responsibility. Jaedyn takes pride in maintaining good grades and making it to graduation, demonstrating her commitment to academic success. Mr. Potts holds the position of Jaedyn's favorite teacher, credited for providing support during difficult days and being an overall awesome person. Throughout high school, Jaedyn's biggest influence has been her mom, who has been by her side every step of the way. To underclassmen, Jaedyn advises making as many memories as possible and not wishing time away, encouraging them to cherish each moment. Regarding graduation, Jaedyn is most looking forward to embarking on a new adventure and starting a new chapter in life, embracing the excitement of new experiences. After high school graduation, Jaedyn plans to attend Olney Central College to pursue her Radiography program, showcasing a passion for the field of healthcare. Jaedyn shares the quote, "Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine," inspiring perseverance and optimism in the face of challenges. We wish Jaedyn all the best as she pursue her studies in Radiography and embark on the next chapter of her life's journey!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
jaedyn legg
As the last few days of the school year come to a close for seniors, we would like to take the time to highlight each of them throughout the week. Introducing Clayton Gaiter, a high school student who has been actively involved in extracurricular activities such as football, FFA (Future Farmers of America), and Pep Club. After high school graduation, Clayton plans to attend Lincoln Trail College. His favorite high school memory revolves around Friday night football games, reflecting the excitement and camaraderie of the team. When asked about the things he will miss about high school, Clayton mentions the friendships he made during his time there, highlighting the importance of the connections he formed. Clayton's favorite teacher is Mrs. Moan, acknowledging her dedication to ensuring he completes his work and her efforts in supporting his education. During his high school years, Clayton was also influenced by Mr. Kinkade, one of our previous Agriculture teachers. One of Clayton's proudest accomplishments in high school is the friendships he has developed, treating everyone equally and striving to be a genuinely nice person. As advice to underclassmen, Clayton emphasizes that these four years of high school pass by quickly, emphasizing the fleeting nature of this period in their life. Clayton shares the quote, "If the opposite of pro is con, then the opposite of progress is Congress." His quote humorously plays with words and highlights the challenges sometimes associated with political progress. We wish Clayton all the best as he continues his education and pursues his goals beyond high school!
11 months ago, Jamie Tussey
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