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

Cynthia Avila

• Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: When I came out of my comfort zone and Red Canyon took us ziplining and I cried.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my mom and fiance for pushing me and supporting me on this journey.

Summer plans: My summer plan is to take my son to California so he can see the ocean for the first time.

Where are you headed this fall: My plan this fall is to apply to the CNA (certified nursing assistant) program at Colorado Mountain College.

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

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I am happiest to stay around the nature we are surrounded with and the peaceful place we live in.

In 10 years, you'll be: Hopefully, have my CNA and be living in my own home.

Favorite class ever: Art.

Class you wish had been offered: Jumpstart.

Dustin Vigil

• Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: When Red Canyon went paintballing as a school.

Give a shout out: Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Summer plans: Work, travel and hang out.

Where are you headed this fall: Gypsum.

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

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping: Family and friends.

In 10 years, you'll be: Specialized in a trade and living on my own.

Favorite class ever: Snowboarding.

Class you wish had been offered: Automotive.

Elena Chavez

• Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Adventure day with the whole school.

Give a shout out: I want to give a shout out to all of my wonderful teachers. Thank you for all you have done for me. Without you guys, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you for never giving up on me when all I wanted was to give up on myself. Thank you helping get my CNA and dental assistant certifications. I now have two careers to choose from for my future.

Summer plans: My summer plans are to work and save money up!

Where are you headed this fall: Even though I have my CNA and my dental assistant certificates, I want to try going to cosmetology school.

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping: My friends and family.

In 10 years, you'll be: Hope fully working a steady job either as a CNA, dental assistant or makeup artist.

Favorite class ever: It might have seem like I hated Pact (parenting class), but it was my favorite of them all. Thank you, Mrs. Grimmer, for putting up with my sassiness.

Class you wish had been offered: Red Canyon offered me all the classes I could think of.

Haley DeGraff

• Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Senior APES hut trip.

Give a shout out: Family and friends.

Summer plans: Work at a day camp.

Where are you headed this fall: Miami University.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Skiing, watching the sunset, hiking and the mountains in general.

In 10 years, you'll be: Healthy and happy.

Favorite class ever: Economics.

Class you wish had been offered: Cooking class.

Jackson K. Delbosco

• Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: When LD was scootering out in front of the cafeteria and tried to jump down a ledge and packed straight to his face.

Give a shout out: Shout out to MG17. You know who you are.

Summer plans: Enjoying the sun.

Where are you headed this fall: College mostly.

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

In 10 years, you'll be: Wishing I was still young.

Favorite class ever: Espanol with Donald Hohmann.

Class you wish had been offered: Wood shop.

Junell Gumber

• Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: The stories Mrs. V would tell us in English class freshman year.

Give a shout out: Thank you to my mom and dad for making me look at colleges really early and never letting me forget when my grades were going down!

Summer plans: Work and hopefully take plenty of road trips.

Where are you headed this fall: Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains and the beautiful hiking views.

In 10 years, you'll be: Hopefully making a lot of money.

Favorite class ever: Anatomy with Mrs. Wellbaum.

Class you wish had been offered: Home ec.

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 every day.

Favorite class ever: Finance.

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