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2017 Senior Salute: This year’s Vail Valley high school graduates

Peer Cullum Carnes

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: Anatomy with Ms. Lewis.

Give a shout out: Valeria Meza for being awesome and all the Jeeps out there.

Summer plans: Camping, hiking, chilling.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

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If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Dry snow.

In 10 years, you'll be: 28.

Favorite class ever: Free periods.

Class you wish had been offered: Double free periods.

Ciara Heiden

Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: APES hut trip at Shrine Pass.

Give a shout out: My family, as they all have helped me get where I am today and continuously support me.

Summer plans: Lots of adventuring around the state of Colorado.

Where are you headed this fall: University of San Diego.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains.

In 10 years, you'll be: Either involved with sports management or traveling the world.

Favorite class ever: Art.

Class you wish had been offered: Photography.

Claudette Courtois

Battle Mountain High School

Give a shout out: To my sisters for being amazing role models and my best friends.

Summer plans: Travel and enjoy my last moments in the valley with friends and family.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder. Sko, Buffs.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The views and all the outdoor activities.

In 10 years, you'll be: Hopefully with a stable career, but traveling a lot.

Favorite class ever: AP Biology.

Giselle Aguilar

Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Having art class.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my mom, family, to the teachers that supported me and my best friend, Paola.

Summer plans: Work on my art portfolio.

Where are you headed this fall: Hopefully starting my tattoo apprenticeship.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I'd miss my family.

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I'd be happiest about keeping a strong relationship with my family.

In 10 years, you'll be: An experienced tattoo artist and starting beauty school.

Favorite class ever: STEAM.

Class you wish had been offered: Definitely even more art classes, maybe airbrush.

Isaac Rivera

Red Canyon High School

Give a shout out: To my mom for never giving up on me and pushing me to do better.

Summer plans: Work hard and take a long vacation with my son.

Where are you headed this fall: I'm not sure yet.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I plan on staying.

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I'll be close to my son and family.

In 10 years, you'll be: Making more money than my boss.

Favorite class ever: Any class that Mr. Dudley was teaching.

Nikkomi Weiss

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite moment from any year: Graduation!

Give a shout out: My little brother. I'm going to miss watching you grow up.

Summer plans: Spending as much time as possible outdoors with my friends.

Where are you headed this fall: Gap year. Then Savannah College of Art and Design.

In 10 years, I'll be: I don't even know what I'm doing tomorrow, but hope to be some place warm and in good company.

Favorite class: AP Bio with Mr. Caudill, for rekindling my belief in the education system.

Class you wish had been offered: Financial Literacy.

Phillipe Verkin

World Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: Graduating.

Give a shout out: Mother, aka J Dog.

Summer plans: Work at the Valley Club and start freelance marketing, as well as ride my mountain bike.

Where are you headed this fall: Slovakia maybe?

If you're staying in the Eagle County, what are you happiest about keeping: The freedom to be able to snowmobile and bike.

In 10 years, you'll be: Hopefully running ads and snowmobiling everyday.

Favorite class ever: Finance.

Class you wish had been offered: None, the selection of classes was everything I'd hoped for.