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Celebrating the Class of 2015

Gabriel Aude

Gabriel Aude

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite moment from any year: Going on exchange to Taiwan my junior year.

Summer plans: Going to Mexico, Spain, Belgium and working at Kiwi International Delights.

Where are you headed this fall: Mercy College in New York

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My mom and my friends.

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully employing people.

Favorite class you took: AP Government with Erin and Eva.

Class you wish had been offered: Music production or song writing.

Anything else? Buy my new album titled “Euphoric Knights” by Farid Audee! Available on iTunes.

Griffin Mueller

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: “Wait Tagert has a sister? Whoa you and Tagert are twins?”

Give a shout out: Shout out to women’s FIS for closing the trailer

Summer plans: Skiing in Oregon and New Zealand, cabin dinners, and long runs.

Where are you headed this fall: Back here for my gap year before going to Bates College.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Colorado skies.

In 10 years you’ll be: On a path I could have never anticipated.

Favorite class you took: Life lessons/why you should be an engineer with Mr. Carter.

Class you wish had been offered: The Art of Sarcasm, with Mr. Kimmel

Jennifer Vazquez

School: Battle Mountain High School

Summer plans: My plans are to spend a lot of time with my family and enjoy the beauty of this place.

Where you’re headed this fall: Colorado Mesa University

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

In 10 years you’ll be: Happy and successful doing something that remains a mystery

Favorite class you took: Business Law and Anatomy

Anything else?

I’m ready for college. Bring it on!

Don’t forget to smile.

Jessenia Reyes

School: Eagle valley high school

Favorite school moment: senior has been a true year to remember. Everything about is year is something I will remember into my adulthood.

Summer plans: create everlasting teenage memories with friends, and work.

Where are you headed this fall: This fall i will be attending CMC.

If you are leaving eagle county, what will you miss the most: I will not be leaving, so I’m not really going to miss anything.

If you are staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I am happy to be able to stay close to my family and friends.

In 10 years you hope to be: I hope to be in a new chapter of my life, one where i am completely happy and successful with my career of choice.

Favorite class you took: By far my favorite class was honors anatomy and physiology.

Class you wish had been offered: A more interactive science class.

Anything else? Adventure is out there!!!!!

Jessica Long

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: So much love for the cast and crew of Shrek the Musical my Junior year. It was by far the highlight of my high school career 🙂

Summer plans: Lots of traveling and theatre camp in July! Also spending a lot of quality time with my friends before I leave for school!

Where you’re headed this fall: Pace University in New York City

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains and the rest of the beautiful scenery… Also will miss all the people here… Friends and family!!

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully performing in a Broadway show 🙂 if not then I want to be running a small business

Favorite class you took: Select Choir

Class you wish had been offered: Drama/Theatre

Anything else? I love this valley and this place and will miss everyone so much! Congrats to the rest of the class of 2015! 🙂

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Cross Country League Champs Senior Year!!!

Summer plans: Run the Leadville Marathon, go on adventures with Nick Braun, work, and have a sick time.

Where you’re headed this fall: CU BOULDER… SKO BUFFS!

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The roundabouts… Haha, I’ll miss the small town feel of Edwards and this rad community.

In 10 years you’ll be: Homeless. Living in a Westphalia van somewhere in Europe.

Favorite class you took: AP Biology with the one and only Tim Caudill

Class you wish had been offered: Dance Class, I’m really bad at dancing…

Anything else? THANK YOU VAIL VALLEY FOR A GREAT TIME!!!

Anna Skelton

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Either in second grade when my teacher got up on a table to do a celebratory dance and the table collapsed, or this year when Mr. Hoevel locked himself on the school roof after a physics lesson.

Summer plans: I’m heading over to Europe for a solo through Paris, Croatia, Slovenia, Venice, and Austria followed by a road trip in the US with my Austrian best friend

Where you’re headed this fall: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona to study Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a Chinese Track and a double minor in Arabic and International Law (but plans tend to change)

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Growing up here has been such a gift, there’s going to be a lot to miss! I think I’ll miss the mountains most of all, and the wonder of never knowing what you’ll find around the corner.

In 10 years you’ll be: If I told you, I’d have to kill you

Favorite class you took: AP/DE U.S. History with Mr. Cope or perhaps A.P. Physics with Mr. Hoevel

Class you wish had been offered: Mountaineering or Wilderness Survival

Leslie Cano

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Definitely prom.

Summer plans: Summer classes @ CMC

Where you’re headed this fall: Colorado Mountain College

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Friends and family for sure!

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: Family and friends 🙂 and my bed!

In 10 years you’ll be: Traveling and volunteering around the world.

Favorite class you took: Math and any geography class, government included.

Class you wish had been offered: More food and nutrition classes.

Anything else? I would just like to thank all my friends, teachers, coaches, mentors and especially my mom and dad for always supporting me and never giving up on me. And also I would like to thank my brother for always making me smile.

Luke Herron

School: Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Having every Friday off.

Summer plans: Work, train for college swimming and most importantly mountain bike!

Where you’re headed this fall: Augustana College

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the mountains and skiing.

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully, having a job in Marketing or Management.

Favorite class you took: AP Environmental Science

Class you wish had been offered: Business Administration

Anything else? Try and ski as much as you can. You may not have the opportunity again.

Mac Kelsall

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Ski day at Minturn middle

Summer plans: kayaking and working

Where you’re headed this fall: Fort Lewis, Durango

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Being able to climb, ski, and kayak in my backyard

In 10 years you’ll be: Living in the mountains

Favorite class you took: DE Psychology

Class you wish had been offered: Astronomy

Maia Erickson

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Singing the National Anthem at the Colorado Mammoth Game senior year with select choir

Summer plans: Summer job and working out

Where you’re headed this fall: United States Air Force

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss my family and all the people who helped me get to where I am now

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully working in forensics and behavior analysis

Favorite class you took: Chemistry

Mary Sweet

School: Vail Christian High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Watching my little sister, Sarah, sing magnificently at the Spring Musical Revue this year 🙂

Summer plans: Working, hiking, writing, and preparing for college

Where you’re headed this fall: Creighton University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The breathtaking landscape, countless hiking trails, the ski mountains, and the smell of fresh Colorado air

In 10 years you’ll be: A clinical geneticist, also doing research on chimerism in humans.

Favorite class you took: AP English Language, Anatomy/Physiology, and AP Calculus BC

Class you wish had been offered: Astronomy

Matt (Matthew) Genelin

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Senior year relaxing and incubating within the realm of senioritis. And becoming a Boettcher Finalist, that was cool.

Summer plans: VACATION WOO. And getting ready for my next four years as a Buffalo

Where you’re headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains, ski resort, and midnight pool hopping in Vail

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I am happiest to take my friendships and closest relationships with me to college.

In 10 years you’ll be: In Medical School on the path to becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon!

Favorite class you took: French or Biology!

Class you wish had been offered: The next three years of French, but shout out to ECSD for dropping the French program!

Anything else? Stay classy, Vail!

Zoe Kalapos

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year- 5th Grade Graduation from Bingham Farms Elementary School.

Give a shout out: My family and teachers for helping me to stay caught up with my school work, and for their endless support.

Summer plans: I will be in Park City training with the U.S. Snowboarding Team and taking classes at Westminster in Salt Lake.

Where are you headed this fall: I will be continuing classes at Westminster in Salt Lake City!

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I’ll be back in December, but I will definitely miss my family and the mountains!

In 10 years you’ll be: In 10 years I will be a Westminster graduate and continuing my competitive snowboarding career!

Favorite class you took- AP Composition with Mr. Kimmel

Class you wish had been offered: More online classes!

Will Jacob

School: Vail Mountain School

Favorite moment from any year: 9th Grade trip to Costa Rica.

Summer Plans: Cross country road trip with a friend.

Where you’re headed this fall: Boston University.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Skiing and my family.

In 10 years you’ll be: Traveling the world.

Favorite Class you took: AP U.S. History.

Class you wish had been offered: Geography.

McKayla Gardoni

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Performing with the Cheerleading team my sophomore year at the football games

Summer plans: I plan on working this summer and spending time with family and friends

Where you’re headed this fall: I will be going to Japan to model and act

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss my family

In 10 years you’ll be: I hope to be creating music and be a successful performer

Favorite class you took: My favorite class I took was Anatomy

Class you wish had been offered: I wish they would have offered more music classes

Anything else? I’m thankful to have grown up in Eagle County, growing up here had taught me that it’s okay to stand out and that I’m capable of big things. Growing up in a small town has taught me you have to work even harder to stand out.

Michael Hancock

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Class Trips

Summer plans: Full time Employment

Where you’re headed this fall: Colorado Mountain College

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: Myself, out of debt.

In 10 years you’ll be: See my picture, now imagine it with a beard.

Favorite class you took: To be honest I really liked P.E.

Class you wish had been offered: Shop and Auto Mechanics

Mike Ramunno

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My entire senior football season

Summer plans: Working for the Town of Eagle

Where you’re headed this fall: Western State Colorado University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The people and the feeling of “home.”

Favorite class you took: Weightlifting.

Class you wish had been offered: Archery

Mindra Medrano

School: Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Graduation!

Summer Plans: Spending time with my son, and family.

Where are you headed this fall: I am staying in Eagle County, and I will most likely be attending CMC.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My family.

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

In 10 years you’ll be: In 10 years I will own my own business, and have my Associates degree.

Favorite class you took: My favorite class would have to be Unsolved Mysteries.



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