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

Taylor Keep
Special to the Daily |

To see your senior

To see your 2017 high school graduate in the newspaper, answer the questions these grads answered, and email them to randy@vaildaily.com, along with a senior portrait or other photos. Feel free to be as serious or irreverent as you choose.

Taylor Keep

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Making it to regionals my senior year in volleyball.

Give a shout out: To my brother Chase.

Summer plans: Work and go to Lake Powell.

Where are you headed this fall: I’m taking a gap year.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: All the good restaurants.

In 10 years, you’ll be: In Australia.

Favorite class ever: Ceramics.

Class you wish had been offered: French.

Max Phannenstiel

• Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Senior retreat at Frontier Ranch.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my dad for always challenging me to achieve my full potential, especially in regards to school, photography, Scouting and my plans for next year. You’re the man I aspire to be when I’m older. I love you more than you’ll ever know.

Summer plans: Photography for the Vail Daily, Vail Valley Anglers and music gigs for the Beaver Creek Club.

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado School of Mines.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Smiling Moose.

In 10 years, you’ll be: Travelling the world as a professional photographer in the time that I’m not working as an engineer.

Favorite class ever: AP Chemistry.

Class you wish had been offered: Photography.

Katie Krueger

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Going to the rivalry games with all my friends.

Give a shout out: Thanks to my family for always supporting me and my friends for always dealing with me.

Summer plans: Traveling to Morocco for a service trip and spending time with friends and family.

Where are you headed this fall: Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Being surrounded by the mountains.

In 10 years, you’ll be: Rehabilitating animals and advocating for our environment, with some travel thrown in.

Favorite class ever: A.P. Biology with Mr. Caudill.

Class you wish had been offered: Keys to Procrastination.

Chapin Benway

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Senior Prom!

Give a shout out: All of my dance and academic teachers, my friends and my family (especially my sister, Lillian).

Summer plans: I am going to be working at Harvest and hoping to spend a lot of time outdoors and with friends before school starts!

Where are you headed this fall: The University of Washington in Seattle.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The beauty of the Vail Valley, my friends, family and dogs.

In 10 years, you’ll be: Working as a primary-care physician or as an oncologist.

Favorite class ever: AP Bio with Mr. Caudill!

Class you wish had been offered: AP Chemistry.

Dean Smith

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Qualifying for state cross-country as a team senior year.

Give a shout out: To Ms. Zamora, for making me honestly enjoy English for some strange reason.

Summer plans: Work … mandolin … backpacking … more work.

Where are you headed this fall: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Skiing powder.

In 10 years, you’ll be: Working as an automotive engineer and taking as much vacation time as possible.

Favorite class ever: AP Physics I.

Class you wish had been offered: AP Physics II.

Generose Angarola

Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Senior prank.

Give a shout out: My parents, my sister and Patti Carlson. Thank you for everything!

Summer plans: Enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and work to save up for college.

Where are you headed this fall: I’m headed to Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My dog, the mountains and the small-town feeling.

In 10 years, you’ll be: A pediatric nutritionist.

Favorite class ever: Government/Economics with Mr. Phelan.

Class you wish had been offered: Human Anatomy.


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