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

Editor’s note: We’re publishing as many of these graduates as we can. To be part of it, answer the same questions these seniors did, attach a senior portrait and one other picture of your choice and email it to randy@vaildaily.com.

Jacob Morrison

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite Moment: Going to playoffs in baseball.

Summer Plans: Working and saving money for college.

Where are you headed: CSU.

If leaving Eagle County what will you miss: The friendly people.

In 10 years you’ll be: Running my own business.

Favorite class: Video production.

Class you wish you had been offered: Tax class.

Ali Teague

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment: When all of the teachers dressed up as Q.

Summer plans: Work, hang out with friends and sister, help out with VBS at Trinity Church, go to Cali.

Where are you headed this fall: Honors RAP in the college of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.

If you are leaving Eagle County what will you miss the most: I will miss being right across the hall from the greatest person in the world. Audrey, you are my best friend, and even though we won’t be in the same town coming this fall, I will always be with you. Even though I will meet new people, you will always be my best friend. I love you! “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23

Where you’ll be in 10 years: I will be working my way towards a Ph.D. in neuroscience.

Favorite class you took: AP Lit junior year; thank you Ms. Neale!

Class you wish you had been offered: AP Chemistry.

Anything else?: Everything that I’ve done and all of my success are only possible because of the support of my mom, dad, Gammi, papa, and sister. May all of the glory go to God!

Ashley Pereida

School: Battle Mountain High School.

Favorite school moment from any year: Seventh grade when my friend Diana and I were in Mr. Clark’s class at Berry Creek Middle School. He was awesome!

Summer plans: Vacationing in Florida, spending time with family in Eagle County and Colorado Springs, doing my cosmetology entrepreneurial business as well as continue to work for Larkburger.

Where are you headed this fall?: Toni and Guy Beauty school in Colorado Springs.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most?: My mom’s cooking, spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully a licensed cosmetologist with my own business.

Favorite class you took: It’s in between ceramics and jewelry. They were both fun.

Class you with had been offered: Nap time!

Anything else?: I want to thank my family, boyfriend and my longtime close friends for all their support. It helped me keep focused and on track. Mr. Hoeger was a big help also!

Carlos Rivera

School: Red Canyon.

Favorite school moment from any year: Starting my hot dog business at school “The Quickie Dog.”

Summer plans: Start my own business detailing cars.

Where are you headed this fall? College at CMC.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most? I will stick around.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping? The small, supportive community.

Favorite class you took: Business plan with Mr. Gladitsch

Class you wish had been offered: I am satisfied but I would have liked more classes with Mr.Dudley.

Eimy Babonoyaba

School: Red Canyon High School.

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite school moments were in the nursery. I loved being with the babies and the toddlers.

Summer plans: I want to get a job and start college.

Where are you headed this fall?: I want to go to Denver to be able to start college.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most? I would miss my friends, and the snow days when I could stay home and drink hot chocolate.

Favorite class you took: My favorite class was The Power of One with Ms. Qualman.

Katie Talbot

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: The camping trips at the beginning of the year.

Summer plans: Hanging out at the lake, hiking and enjoying my last summer before college.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss my sisters and skiing every day!

In 10 years you’ll be: teaching elementary school somewhere in the country.

Favorite class you took: Anatomy.

Class you wish had been offered: Home Ec.

Kelly Balfanz

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.

Favorite school moment from any year: I liked doing the river and highway cleanups. They always end up being very fun.

Summer plans: Lake Powell with my top dudes, Mount Hood, and Hawaii with my family.

Where are you headed this fall: I am taking a gap year, and then heading to college in 2015.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I’m going to miss all of the incredible hiking, biking, skiing and all of the other activities the valley has to offer.

In 10 years you’ll be: In 10 years, I will be the most successful me possible.

Favorite class you took: My favorite class I took was English.

Class you wish had been offered: Art.

Anything else? Thank you to my parents for all the support these past four years!


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