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Celebrating the Class of 2015

David Gardoni

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite Memory: Senior Prom

Summer Plans: I am going on vacation after graduation then coming back to work for the summer.

Where I am headed in the fall: Colorado Mesa University

What will I miss most: My closest friends and family

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In 10 year: I will own a successful business

Favorite Class I took: DE Introduction to Environmental Science

Class that should have been offered: More business classes should have been offered.

Edith Y. Gonzalez

School: Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite memory of Red Canyon was the day we went out as a school to work on the Avon Trails and help preserve them. I felt part of the school and was proud of our contribution to the community.

Give a shout out: Thank you to my teachers, my mentors, and my father for their guidance. Special Thanks to my mother who is my biggest support.

Summer plans: I'm taking advantage of the summer and will be taking classes at CMC. I want to hit the ground running next year.

Where are you headed this fall: CMC

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping.

I'm so happy about being able to keep the mountain life I love by staying in the Vail Valley.

In 10 years you'll be: In 10 years I aspire to have a business of my own and be successful so I can help and guide others to be successful as well.

Favorite class you took: Snowboarding

Class you wish had been offered: Intrapersonal Communication Skills class

Erin Petruccione

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Winning the state soccer championships in the snow and the APES hut trip

Summer plans: Work, hike, and go to orientation and Sunset Beach

Where you're headed this fall: University of Oregon- Sco Ducks!

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Only having to drive 10 minutes to go skiing and knowing many people in the community

Favorite class you took: AP Bio

Class you wish had been offered: Inner tube water polo

Eva Hutchinson

School: Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: The last day of school all of the years

Summer plans: Working and enjoying the Vail Valley

Where you're headed this fall: The University of Denver

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss my family and hiking up Davos Trail

In 10 years you'll be: Hopefully Employed

Favorite class you took: AP Statistics

Class you wish had been offered: Film Studies

Grace Merriman

Vail Mountain School

Favorite moment or memory from any school year: Our senior trip to New York City last month. Spending that time with great friends in such a fun place was really a wonderful way to close out my VMS career. Our VMS girls soccer team making it to the state playoffs is icing on the cake.

Summer plans: A summer filled with travel! Returning just in time to board another plane to go ski race and train in New Zealand. A little time here and there at home – not nearly enough. Then its time to pack up and head east for college.

Where are you headed this fall? Williams College in Williamstown, MA. I am very excited about my college choice and am fortunate that I will also be ski racing on their NCAA alpine ski team next winter.

What will you miss most about Eagle County? The beauty of the outdoor life, everything to do with the mountains, my friends and, of course, my family.

In 10 years you'll be: You never know where life will take you, but I anticipate that I will have gone on to graduate school and be starting my pursuit of a career in science. I want to move back to a place that has mountains or at least limitless outdoor potential for recreational fun. Regardless, I am excited about the future!

Favorite class you took at VMS: AP Biology with Mr. Sappenfield has been not only my favorite class and where I have learned the most, but also future changing. It has driven me to push myself academically and to want to pursue science as a career.

Anything Else? I moved here only five years ago from California, however, I am thankful for my experiences in the awesome Vail Valley with VMS and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. I do feel like this is my home.

Harrison Stevens

School: Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Making the playoffs in all three of my sports senior year.

Summer plans: Club baseball throughout the western United States, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Where you're headed this fall: Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas on a baseball scholarship.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the mountains and the Valley in general.

In 10 years you'll be: Hopefully still playing, but if not coaching.

Favorite class you took: English and P.E.

Class you wish had been offered: Nap time

Anything else? I would like to thank my family and friends for all of their support in helping me reach my goals.