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Class of 2014: A look at this year’s Vail Valley seniors

Cully Brown

School: VSSA

Favorite school moment from any year: The VSSA senior class gift was a statue of a yeti. My favorite moment is when the yeti arrived at our school.

Summer plans: Moving to Bend, Ore., to take advantage of summer skiing, as well as the wonderful outdoor activities the amazing town has to offer.

Where are you headed this fall: This fall I am headed to Vermont where I will begin classes at the University of Vermont.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will not only miss the epic mountain bike rides and the days of training with my closest friends, but what I will miss the most is the VSSA teaching staff at VSSA. Thank you guys for all your hard work in preparing us for the real world!

In 10 years you’ll be: The owner of a sports club. I will help anybody with the motivation to become healthy and happy.

Favorite class you took: Physics — Mr. Bennett managed to clearly explain complex concepts, including relativity, unexpected characteristics of quantum mechanics, electricity, and the most intriguing concept of all, the cosmos. Thank you, Mr. Bennett, for not only helping me in school, but also setting ideal examples for me to follow in life.

Class you wish had been offered: Sports medicine.

Bryan Bailey

School: Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.

Favorite school moment from any year: Colorado-ing trees on class camping trips. Don’t tell Mr. Kimmel.

Summer plans: Go home to the lake house in McCall, Idaho.

Where are you headed this fall: To New Zealand to begin a postgraduate year.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: The bachelor lifestyle.

In 10 years you’ll be: Running a start-up company in New York.

Favorite class you took: Story time with Mr. Carter.

Class you wish had been offered: The study of Panda Express architecture in the Vail Valley.

Jenai DeNardo

School: Battle Mountain High School.

Favorite school moment from any year: When Cope told me that instead of partying I should jump rope.

Summer plans: Working, training for collegiate soccer, and hanging with friends.

Where are you headed this fall: Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

If you’re leaving the Eagle County, what will you miss most: All the outdoor activities that I can do.

In 10 years you’ll be: A sport nutritionist and soccer coach.

Favorite class you took: Anatomy.

Class you wish had been offered: Sport nutrition.

Kasie Hill

School: Red Canyon.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my parents for dealing with my shenanigans and loving me to death!

Summer plans: Work hard and get money!

Where are you headed this fall: I have no clue yet. I’ll figure it out when that time comes.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The beautiful mountains and my family. And a few friends, haha

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: My mountains and my friends. Most definitely.

Favorite class you took: US History and Skate Class with Mr. Doodles.

Class you wish had been offered: Red Canyon has it all; every class I really needed was there and look at me now!

Kelly Bishop

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Traveling to Arizona for Nike Cross Regionals with my cross-country team.

Summer plans: Go to the BVIs and save lives.

Where are you headed this fall: Appalachian State University.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Seeing familiar faces every day and leaving one of the best ski resorts.

In 10 years you’ll be: A physical therapist in an active community.

Favorite class you took: Sports physiology (anatomy).

Class you wish had been offered: Sports medicine.

Anything else? Thank you Katie Matarese for being so awesome. And my mom, dad and brother.


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