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

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

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.

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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.

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.