2017 Senior Salute: This year’s Vail Valley high school graduates | VailDaily.com

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

Addy Stearns
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.

Aidan (Addy) Stearns

• Denver Online High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Doing a speech on how to make mini apple pies for a public speaking class at CMC sophomore year. I got an A-plus because my professor liked the mini pies I made for everyone.

Give a shout out: My family and friends for supporting my changing interests over the years.

Summer plans: Playing soccer, staying fit and working for college money.

Where are you headed this fall: Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. I’ll be playing NCAA D3 soccer for the Smith Pioneers.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My dogs, Coco and Tracker, good snow and skiing powder in the Rocky Mountains.

In 10 years, you’ll be: Changing the world (duh).

Favorite class ever: It’s a tie between DE Environmental Science … and DE Advanced Alpine Skiing (yup, I really took that for the 2-credit wellness requirements).

Class you wish had been offered: More environmental science classes.

Kass Baker

• Vail Christian High School

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

Give a shout out: Mr. Beaudine for giving me endless cups of coffee.

Summer plans: Spending time in the mountains.

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado State University to study human development and family studies and early-childhood education.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The running trails!

In 10 years, you’ll be: Teaching little kids to love the world they live in!

Favorite class ever: AP Environmental Science.

Class you wish had been offered: Outdoor Education: Wilderness Ethics.

Justin Morrison

• Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: State wrestling tournament senior year.

Give a shout out: To my mom, dad and brothers.

Summer plans: Work and save for college.

Where are you headed this fall: CSU Fort Collins.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The community because it is a fun place to live, the people and the culture of the town.

Favorite class ever: Beard’s freshman seminar.

Class you wish had been offered: I wish Ms. Shapiro was at EVHS my freshman year so I could have taken film.

Alani Maynard

• Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Playing middle for the first time in volleyball and getting a kill on senior night and having both my mom and dad there to see it.

Give a shout out: My mom and dad for always sacrificing so much for me, and my best friends for helping me through life’s many adventures.

Summer plans: Working, hopefully traveling and enjoying the Vail valley.

Where are you headed this fall: Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My loved ones, especially off-roading with them in this small town’s beautiful mountains.

In 10 years, you’ll be: Hopefully helping marine animals and oceans in some way.

Favorite class ever: Art with Mrs. Hurtt. She’s the reason I continued to pursue art in high school.

Class you wish had been offered: Cooking class. I’ve always thought that could be helpful in years to come.

Mallory Skidmore

• Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Being on the field to make BMHS girls soccer history.

Give a shout out: My parents, siblings, friends and teachers.

Summer plans: Working and wake surfing.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Miami, Florida to major in nursing.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains and my dogs.

Favorite class ever: Ceramics.

Sue Michelle Aceves Perez

• Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: FBLA’s Washington D.C. trip and seeing all the monuments and museums, and it was just a really fun trip, especially because all my close friends were there.

Give a shout out: Thank you to my parents for always supporting me to be the best I can be, and if I doubted myself, always telling me otherwise that I could do it. I couldn’t have asked for better parents, and I hope they know how grateful I am for all they do.

Summer plans: Planning on getting a summer job to help save money for college and hanging out with friends before we all go our separate ways.

Where are you headed this fall: I am heading to Metropolitan State University of Denver.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss being surrounded by the mountains and being this close to nature. It will definitely be different when I am in downtown Denver.

In 10 years, you’ll be: I hope to be working for NASA as an engineer and be an astronaut.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class was English and building skills.

Class you wish had been offered: I wish they would offer French or German as language choices.