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Vail Valley’s 2018 graduating seniors: a salute

William Yogendra Devkota Wyrick
William Yogendra Devkota Wyrick

William Yogendra Devkota Wyrick

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: I was born in Nepal, so every day I wake up an American and not a Nepali earthquake victim or kidnapped by slave traders, that's a good day. Compared to that, school is a breeze.

Give a shout out: My grandparents, who raised my parents so well, my sister who I love and love to pester, and to my mom and dad, who are giving me a chance to live a better life. And finally, to the man who risked his own life to pull me out of my war torn village in Nepal. I don't know who you are, but you helped save my life.

Summer plans: Help build school buildings, creating a new online community, and have as much fun as possible.

Where are you headed this fall: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona to study Simulation Science and video game design.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I want to try to look forward, not back, although supplanting Capt. Sparkles in 10 years would be good.

In 10 years you’ll be: Designing the flying cars they promised my dad when he was my age.

Favorite class ever: Ms. Atkinson's and Ms. Van Campen's kindergarten class.

Class you wish had been offered: A class called, "Why Romeo and Juliet and MacBeth are Ridiculous Plays." Romeo is 15, Juliet is 13, they're together three days are six people are dead. And the only memorable thing about MacBeth is the first-ever Shakespearean dog command, "Out Damned Spot!"

Carlos Esparza

Carlos Esparza

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Scoring 8 points in under a minute against Palisade my sophomore year in basketball.

Give a shout out: Ms. Jones, Mr. Haglin and Mr. Wheeler

Summer plans: Work and work out.

Where are you headed this fall: Staying in town

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Family and friends

In 10 years you’ll be: In the Air Force

Favorite class ever: Individual and dual sports

Class you wish had been offered: Fortnite

 

Dale Roybal Jr.

Dale Roybal Jr.

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Freshman year scoring 34 points and hitting a game winner vs. Battle Mountain

Give a shout out: To my friends

Summer plans: Working

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado Mountain College

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Not leaving, but if I was, it would be camping and fishing.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: Going fishing and playing basketball.

In 10 years you’ll be: Successful

Favorite class ever: P.E.

Class you wish had been offered: Fortnite

 

Erin Keeney

Erin Keeney

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Beating Battle Mountain in lacrosse junior year.

Give a shout out: To Michael Scott for always making me laugh

Summer plans: Traveling and working to save money

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado School of Mines

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Small town feeling and Yeti's Grind

In 10 years you’ll be: Working for Microsoft as a software engineer and have a Corgi.

Favorite class ever: AP Studio Art

Class you wish had been offered: Aviation classes

 

Jacob Dilling

Jacob Dilling

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: The 9th grade wilderness trip

Give a shout out: Family and friends

Summer plans: Ski and work

Where are you headed this fall: I am taking a gap year, and then going to Montana State University in the fall of 2019.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: Skiing everyday and not school!

In 10 years you’ll be: Loving life!

Favorite class ever: Culinary

Class you wish had been offered: Entrepreneurial skills

 

Kevin Azcona

Kevin Azcona

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Getting the Guardian Scholarship!!

Give a shout out: I give a shout out to my family for being there for me when no one else was.

Summer plans: Work, Eat, Sleep.

Where are you headed this fall: My bed.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: The mountains so I can Snowboard and fall harder than my GPA.

In 10 years you’ll be: BROKE.

Favorite class ever: Math class was fun before they brought in the alphabet.

Class you wish had been offered: How to be successful in life without having to use the Pythagorean theorem.

 

Chloe Sargent Capouch

Chloe Sargent Capouch

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: My favorite time has been my senior year, because I have been able to have a fairly open schedule, and so I hang out with Jen all the time. She's a hoot.

Give a shout out: I want to give a shout out to my grandma, my sister, mom, and my best friend Tori. Also to my pets Bella, Jackson, and Ember. I love you all so much, and want you to know that I wouldn't have been able to make it through this journey without you.

Summer plans:  My plan for this summer is to just have fun, and probably work a lot.

What are your plans this fall:  This fall I will be attending the Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, CO.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? The biggest thing I'm going to miss is, I think, my friends and my pets. Luckily I'm only going to be a semi-short car ride back.

In 10 years you will be: In ten years, I honestly don't know what I'm going to be up to. I hope it's fun though.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class that I've ever taken was probably a class that I had with Ms.Qualman called Just One of the Girls where at the end of the quarter we spent the night at the Edwards RCHS campus, got some dance lessons and watched movies.

Class you wish had been offered: I am incredibly content with the range of classes that I had to choose from. One class that would have been really cool to have is Astrology or something to do with the stars or something fun like that.

 

Martha Huffman

Martha Huffman

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite School Moment:  My favorite school moment was Make-a-Wish Week.  Seeing the joy on Scarlett Jones’ face brought tears to my eyes.

Give a shout out: I want to give a shout out to Jenna Applegate. For being my workout buddy, and always staying by my side through the stress, anxiety, and the final days of our high school career.

Summer Plans: I will be working and saving up for school as well as living the good life. Going to Country Jam and Gypsum Daze as well as camping and enjoying the wonderful area around us.

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

What will you miss about Eagle County:  I am going to miss the people of Eagle County the most. I love how we are always willing to open our hearts and lend a hand to our friends and neighbors.

In ten years you’ll be: in ten years I will be changing the world

Favorite Class Ever: My favorite class ever was Jewelry (I took it twice on purpose)

Class you wish had been offered: NAP TIME, I regret refusing to take all of the naps I was offered as a child.

 

Noah Seeman

Noah Seeman

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: The 2018 State Speech and Debate Tournament and that time we convinced Parish to give Speech and Debate PE credit.

Give a shout out: My parents for dealing with me and my grandmother for sorting through the mess that are college applications with me.

Summer plans: Work, eat, sleep, kill brain cells, repeat.

Where are you headed this fall: The greatest college of the greatest university in the greatest city in the world. AKA Columbia University

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The angle of incidence of the sun.

In 10 years you will be: I don't even buy green bananas. I don't know where I'll be in 10 years

Favorite class ever: AP Biology with Caudill

Class you wish had been offered: AP/DE Siesta with the power nap component

 

Ricardo Caraveo

Ricardo Caraveo

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: Getting my letter of intent for Colorado Northwestern

Give a shout out: My family for being extremely supportive as well as the school staff.

Summer plans: Play soccer and work to get a new car.

What are your plans this fall: In the fall I'm looking forward to college and playing soccer at CNCC.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? I will miss my family the most as well as my friends I will be leaving behind temporarily.

In 10 years you will be: Playing soccer professionally

Favorite class ever: Math, I love working with numbers.

Class you wish had been offered: Culinary arts!

 

RaeAnne Romero

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: Spending these last few weeks with all of my fellow senior classmates

Give a shout out: Shout out to my parents Jen and  all my teachers at Red Canyon High School. Thanks for everything.

Summer plans: work until i have enough money to go to Dental Assisting school

What are your plans this fall: to be attending Dental assisting school

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? All the amazing and nice people

In 10 years you will be: At a stable dental assisting job and living the life with my friends and family

Favorite class ever:  Horror class

Class you wish had been offered: Cooking (food and nutrition)

 

Kimberly Martinez

Kimberly Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Chavez

Alicia Chavez

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: Meeting my kindergarten buddy, Emma, on the first day of my senior year.

Give a shout out: Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout all these years of school. Most importantly I would like to thank my mom and dad for all the support they have given me, for believing in me, and always being my cheerleaders.

Summer plans: I will be working, and having fun with all the programs I am participating in.

Where are you headed this fall: I will be attending Regis University.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I love the mountains and the small community in which I am able to participate in many different programs.

In 10 years you will be:I hope to be traveling and helping people.

Favorite class ever: AP Biology with Mr. Sappenfield and "In Love and War" with Ms. Mortensen

Class you wish had been offered: Cooking class

 

Gabrielle Trueblood

Gabrielle Trueblood

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year:  Track bus rides.

Give a shout out: Look mom I finally sent in my senior salute!

Summer plans: Working, running and spending time with my friends and family.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder. Sko Buffs!

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The beautiful outdoors and the people.

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully I'll have a job and be living in a cool place.

Favorite class ever: Goldfish studies with BMHS Suburban Dad.

Class you wish had been offered: AP Lunch

 

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: The 9th grade Spanish immersion trip to Costa Rica. I enjoyed every moment of it and learned a lot of valuable things.

Give a shout out: I want to thank my close friends, teachers, and family for always supporting me. Also thanks to my volleyball teammates for being the most fun group I’ve ever been a part of.

Summer plans: I’ll probably just enjoy time with family and friends at home and in California. I also hope do some traveling in Europe before starting school there.

Where are you headed this fall: Richmond University in London.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I think just the natural beauty of the area we live in. There’s so much nature to explore that you can’t find in many other places.

In 10 years you will be: I just hope to have traveled a lot, be happy, and be living somewhere warm with palm trees.

Favorite class ever: AP US History with Mr. Litowitz. It was the most challenging class I took, but it was a fun challenge and I learned a lot from it, plus I’ve always loved history.

Class you wish had been offered: French or a cooking class.

 

Julia Tellez

Julia Tellez

Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite school moment would be when we went to Denver for a robot competition, we lost in the first .2 seconds but it was fun getting to see our not so stable robot get destroyed.

Give a shout out: Shout out to Kyle and Andy!  Also my managers and roommates for helping and looking after me. Ya'll are the real MVP!

Summer plans: My plans for the summer are to go to Mexico, camp, hike, work, work, work, and just genuinely enjoy the summer.

Where are you headed this fall: This Fall I am planning to continue taking classes at Colorado Mountain College.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I am planning to leave the valley eventually, and what I will miss the most will be the mountains, and all that Colorado gives.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: The mountains

In 10 years you’ll be: I don't see myself in the valley, but I do see myself working at a hospital in another country … probably not married or with kids, but I do see myself being happy.

Favorite class ever:  STEM, cause Wiehe is an awesome teacher!

Class you wish had been offered: I liked all the classes I took.

 

Sofia Celena Aguilar

Sofia Celena Aguilar

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite moment from any year: My favorite high school memory would be during soccer season my freshman year. We were able to host a playoff game for the first time in 15 years.

Give Shout Out to: I'd like to give a shout out to my grandparents, parents, and of course, V-squad.

Summer Plans: For the summer I will be working at the cordillera as a camp counselor. I also plan to travel to Texas, Mexico, and Hawaii.

Where are you headed this fall: I will be attending University of Colorado, Boulder. Studying communications, and then getting into a pre law program, and eventually into law school.

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping? I'm very happy about staying in state. I will be close to all my family, also both my cousin and brother attend CU so I'm very excited about having them there with me!

In 10 yrs. where will you be? I will be a successful lawyer!

Favorite class ever: My favorite high school class would probably be DE Composition because it prepared me most for college.

Class you wish had been offered: I wish there was a class that taught kids how to do their taxes, and budget an account. Like a life skills class!

 

Victoria Jaclyn

Victoria Jaclyn

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: When I unknowingly stole Woods food from the freezer. Sorry Woods!

Give a shout out: To my boyfriend Yidam for nothing but love and support. And to my son Ronan and my little Kaia who is due in a few short weeks, I couldn't have done it without the motivation that you both gave me every day, this accomplishment was for my babies.

Summer plans: Welcome our baby girl Kaia into the world and take a family trip to Disneyworld!

What are your plans this fall: I want to attend CMC for basic fire training! But we'll see if anything changes. There are so many options!

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? We'll hopefully be moving to Florida after I earn a certificate. When that happens, I'll miss the mountains and the smell of the river and trees in October, it always kind of smelt like cinnamon to me when I would walk by the river to get to school.

In 10 years you will be: Married to my high school sweetheart, in a nice house close to the beach with my two kids.

Favorite class ever: Any of Mr. Anderson's classes. He's always teaching something fun and interesting. And he's so funny without even trying to be! And he shared his snacks with me!

Class you wish had been offered: Mechanics! I heard they'll be offering it next year. I would've loved to work on a car!

Elizabeth Criss

Elizabeth Criss

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Joining girls lacrosse my senior year!

Give a shout out: Special thanks to my family and friends

Summer plans: Work and vacation

Where are you headed this fall: San Diego State University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My family, friends and skiing

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

Favorite class ever: Physics with Hoevel

Francisco Berrio Assaf

Francisco Berrio Assaf

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: I think that the best moment for me at school was the School Homecoming of this year. Was really amazing being part of it and having a good time with my friends.

Give a shout out: I have to say that the greatest gratitude goes to the Rotary Clubs of Vail and Edwards, which allowed me to live the best year of my life as an exchange student. And to my Rotary Club of Duitama in Colombia for sending me here. Also I would like to say special thanks to: Carrie Koeper, Todd Williams, Karsen and Kaden Williams, Cynthia Blancke, Scott Wirth, Innes Isom, Lisa Isom, Wider Isom and Miranda Family for hosting me during this year.

Summer plans: My plans are mainly to enjoy my last days of my exchange year with my host families and friends, watch the soccer world cup with them and probably play guitar for those wonderful people.

Where are you headed this fall: Return to my country (Colombia) and still living in Bogota. I will meet with old friends of my school and have a meeting with my family. Then, go to college and study medicine or something related to the human anatomy.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss mostAll my friends that I made at school, my coaches, my host families, my great teachers at Battle Mountain High School, the crazy Colorado weather and the ski season that I had and that I will not forget.

In 10 years you’ll be: A doctor who cares about the health and well-being of his patients as a priority and also a great guitar and bass player in my free time

Favorite class ever: U.S. History. I really enjoyed to learn about the History of this great nation. I will miss this country.

Class you wish had been offered: Something related to psychology, making emphasis in Sigmund Freud studies.

 

Jane Geisman

Jane Geisman

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: My most memorable moment at VMS is during my freshman year when I had the opportunity to be a part of the girls soccer team and we won the State Championship.

Give a shout out: My parents and my friends have truly supported me throughout high school. They have helped me through every decision I have made, and I want to thank them for all of their unconditional love and guidance.

Summer plans: This summer, I will be working from Vail Resorts at Adventure Ridge and volunteering at the hospital.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder on an Army ROTC Scholarship

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I have lived in two major cities, Los Angeles and New York City, but living in the mountains has opened my eyes up to a whole new way of living. I found a love for the outdoors and skiing. I appreciate every moment and the opportunity to grow up in such a small and tight-knit community.

In 10 years you will be: My goal in ten years is to be starting

my medical residency in the Army. I want to be serving my country and doing what I love.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class in high school was AP Calculus BC with Mr. Donalson. I was challenged in this class all year and it really made me have a love for problem solving and math.

Class you wish had been offered: I would like to see the elective life skills to be a required class for all Juniors and Seniors.

 

Jasper Ostrom

Jasper Ostrom

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: Growing up with the same kids since elementary school, I think it's so cool to watch your friends and peers grow up beside you. It's interesting to remember all my classmates when we were all in 1st or 2nd grade.

Give a shout out: Red Canyon High School staff because without them I wouldn't appreciate school as much as I do now, and without them I probably wouldn't have made it through high school at all. The staff here has a special place in my heart.

Summer plans: Work. Work. Work. I would like to save up enough money to travel wherever my heart desires.

What are your plans this fall: To have enough money saved up to move to Oahu, Hawaii

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? My parents, they've always been my biggest support system and if I leave the valley I leave my family

In 10 years you will be: Hopefully just traveling and making money off of my art

Favorite class ever:Any of the art classes with Mrs. Strobing

Class you wish had been offered: Red Canyon already offered so many cool and interesting classes that there are no class that I sought to have, because anything I could think of was already offered to me 🙂

 

Katelyn Bellerose

Katelyn Bellerose

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite moment from any school year: Being able to write a play for the student directed play and going to all the rehearsals with the cast.

Give a shout out: My choir teacher Ms. Trosper for being an overall wonderful human and never giving up to make sure we actually get some kind of work done

Summer plans: to reach a new level of existential being and inner understanding in order to acquire an emotional stasis of utter self awareness and subconscious contentment… and go to six flags

Where are you headed this fall: Because of a recent stalker incident, I'll be somewhere in "Ohio"

If you are leaving eagle county then what will you miss the most: Filling out newspaper questionnaires for high schoolers– and the trees

In 10 years you will be: Writing, directing, and producing Fast and Furious part 14, lickety-split and fairly upset

Favorite class ever: Kindergarten PE with the big parachute-thingy

Class you wish you had been offered: Karate with Mr. Miyagi

 

Marco Parra

Marco Parra

Favorite Moment: Had the opportunity to go rafting in the Grand Canyon this past summer, which I could say was probably one of the most memorable and awesome moments I have had.

Give a shout out: I would like to give a shout out first of all to my mom, dad, and sister for pushing me to the limits and helped me graduate. I would also like to give a shout out to my teachers but specially Mr. Beard who was my AVID teacher for four years he definitely pushed our class and motivated to do our best always, he was one of the best teachers I have had and always will be.

Summer Plans: This summer I will be working, fishing, traveling to places and hopefully accomplish a lot of objectives.

Where am I headed to this fall: Attending CMC in Edwards

Leaving eagle county what will you miss most: I'm staying in the county so I will still be enjoying these rad mountains.

In 10 years I will be: I see myself with a family and hopefully be a paramedic by then.

Favorite class: My favorite class would be chemistry and weights.

Class I wish I had been offered: I would have liked a more technical class to be offered such as a program that has to do with inventing things and we are allowed to interact more.

 

Cole Maurer

Cole Maurer

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: TSA Leadership Conference in Denver

Give a shout out: Shoutout to my man Mr. Lew because he’s a great teacher.

Summer plans: I plan to work and make money, as well as spend a lot of time outside.

Where are you headed this fall: I will attend Montana State University in the fall.

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

In 10 years you’ll be: I would like to be filming professional movies wherever.

Favorite class ever: I enjoyed Alpine Ski team.

Class you wish had been offered: I wish BMHS had an engineering-based class.

 

Declan Rooney

Declan Rooney

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: Senior class New York trip

Give a shout out: Mr. Donalson for not docking points on a test every time I wore an Ohio State hoodie

Summer plans: Heading to hockey tryouts to determine where/if I’m playing next year

Where are you headed this fall: Not sure…The Ohio State University or a gap year of junior hockey

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains and the crazy weather

In 10 years you’ll be: Traveling or working in a foreign country

Favorite class ever: AP Chemistry with Mr. Donalson

Class you wish had been offered: Psychology

 

Evan Wetzel

Evan Wetzel

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite School moment: Playing golf with my best friends

Shout out: Shout out to Holli for being my best friend through everything

Summer Plans: Hopefully I’ll make some bank and have a blast

Where are you headed: University of Colorado Boulder to study engineering

What I will miss the most: My family and all the kids I work with

In 10 years: In 10 years I will be traveling the world bringing clean energy to developing countries.

Favorite class ever: Math with Ms. Bercik and Mrs. Yarnell

Class I wish I had been offered: One that helps me pick a college and get scholarships.

 

Haley Carpenter

Haley Carpenter

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Going to state tournament for volleyball

Give a shout out: Everyone who has been there for me when things got bumpy!

Summer plans: Backpacking, rafting, camping, hiking, working and spending time with the people I love before I move away!

Where are you headed this fall: Playing lacrosse for Fort Lewis College in Durango

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: How you can drive 5 minutes and be in the middle of nowhere

In 10 years you’ll be: Peace Corps or traveling around the World

Favorite class ever: Environmental Science with Ms. Ticer

Class you wish had been offered: Outdoor Studies where we could take field trips and stuff

 

Joey Baca Jr

Joey Baca Jr.

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite School Moment from any year: My favorite school moment was meeting up with my friends everyday after school to play wall ball.

Give a Shout out: My Parents, thank you for believing in me, and I hope I make you proud!

Summer Plans: Vacation in California, Camping, visiting with family before I leave for basic training

Where are you headed this fall: I am heading to San Diego California  for Marine Basic Training

If you are leaving Eagle County what will you miss the most: Cool mountain breeze, seasonal summers, and the beautiful winters

In 10 years you’ll be: Coming back to Colorado, to become a police officer

Favorite Class Ever: Workshop and English

 

Sophie Bower

Sophie Bower

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Freshman year, all year with Mr. Hohmann

Give a shout out: Puca the dog!

Summer plans: Ski in Chile

Where are you headed this fall: Cambridge University

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Being able to walk out my back door into the Holy Cross Wilderness

In 10 years you will be: Shredding Gnar, Slayin Babes (&Hogs), living in the Bush

Favorite class ever: Hohman's Spanish class

Class you wish had been offered: Archery/Shooting

Abdulaziz Rakhmatov

Abdulaziz Rakhmatov

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: The school sport games cheering the Huskies and especially school dances, are unforgettable.

Give a shout out: To Mrs. Moore that supporting me all the times since I came to BMHS and giving me advices for my future plans.

Summer plans: Traveling and saving some money for college

Where are you headed this fall: I am planning to attend CMC Vail Valley for two years, studying Associates of Science in Business Administration. CU Boulder is in my plans after two years too.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Not leaving yet but if I leave I miss the green mountains that gave me lots of memories.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: The nature

In 10 years you’ll be: The owner of Middle Eastern restaurants all over the country

Favorite class ever: Avid

Class you wish had been offered: Photography

 

Daniela Ojeda

Daniela Ojeda

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: My favorite school moment was zip lining in Wolcott on crew day with RCHS.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my boyfriend Josey for taking my senior pictures, for always believing in  me, my brother Ricky for being my #1 supporter and my best friend, Alexandra for showing me that friends can become family and last a lifetime.

Summer plans: My summer plan is to enjoy my last summer here in Colorado.

What are your plans this fall: My plans for this fall are to have enough money saved and leave the state.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? I'll be leaving Eagle County, and what i will be missing the most will be the beautiful sunsets of Colorado and the bipolar weather.

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years I will be traveling the world with my boyfriend, drinking mojitos while enjoying the sunsets and living across the world near a beach.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class was definitely math class with Mrs. Woods

Class you wish had been offered:  I wish I had been offered an art class.

 

Hannah Hervert

Hannah Hervert

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite School Moment: Going to Anaheim CA last summer to compete at the FBLA National competition.

Give a shout out to: My family and to all the teachers who supported me throughout the years (you know who you are and I’m so grateful for the mentorship you all provided).

Summer Plans: Work and travel

Where headed: Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

What I will miss about Eagle County: My family, friends, and the fall season

10 years I will be: A CEO (Chief Experiential Officer) creating, improving, and marketing customer experiences.

Favorite Class ever: I never thought I would say this but AP Calc. Thanks to Mrs. Bretz!

Class you wish you had taken: Between BMHS and CMC, I took all the classes that I wanted!

 

Kathryn McNeill

Kathryn McNeill

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite moment of the year: Taking Farell out in the student vs teacher basketball game

Give a shout out: Shout out to PABLO GANG, BOYS, and FAM. i will forever love you guys oh and i guess my parents and siblings too.

Summer Plans: working and traveling

Where are you headed this fall: Denver Community College for a year then John Jays School of Criminal Justice

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

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully, a criminal profiler for the FBI

Favorite class ever: weights with COACH T!!!

Class you wish you had been offered: T course to help with college applications and etc.

 

Sally Schroeder

Sally Schroeder

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Burning my homework the last day of school!

Give a shoutout: Shoutout to Nid for helping me survive high school.

Summer Plans: Working on my tan so I can fit in in Arizona

Where are you headed this fall: University of Arizona!!!!

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My house and the people that live in it!!

In 10 years you will be: Hopefully traveling

Favorite class ever: Calculus BC with Peltier and my seven classmates!!

Class you wish had been offered: DIY Class

 

Teaghan Mercer

Teaghan Mercer

Eagle Valley High School:

Favorite School Moment from any Year: May 26, 2018, when I get to leave forever.

Give A Shoutout: My dog Eleanor for getting me through senior year.

Summer Plans: Spending all my college savings on Red Rocks concerts.

Where are you headed this fall: CU Boulder

If you are leaving Eagle County what will you miss most: My personal ATM and Best Friend, my mom. I don’t know what I am going to do without her!

In 10 Years, you will be: Broke

Favorite Class Ever: My athletic training internship

Class you wish had been offered: AP Online Shopping

Ginny Osteen

Ginny Osteen

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: When Jessie fell out of her chair when we were getting sushi. The memory still makes me laugh.

Give a shout out: My friends and family. But most importantly my dog and cat, Molly and Sid.

Summer plans: Travel around a bit, make money, go on adventures with my friends, take naps.

Where are you headed this fall: I am planning on taking a gap year before attending the University of Victoria in the fall of 2019 to join my fellow Canadians.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains, the sunshine, my family, my dog and cat, and all of the baby cows here in Gypsum. Also Zoe Booth.

Favorite class ever: DE US History with Mr. Little.

 

Gus LeBlanc

Gus LeBlanc

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite School Moment from any year: Traveling with a few members of my ski team to Courchevel, France to compete in the 7 Nations Cup for ski racing.

Give a shoutout: I am grateful to all the friends and people in our community for their support and care, who have helped me get to where I am today. Thank you everyone!

Summer Plans: Work as a caddy at the Country Club of the Rockies and valet cars at the Hotel Talisa.

Where are you headed this fall: College of Charleston in Charleston, SC to major in commercial real estate finance.

If you're leaving Eagle Country then what will you miss most: Skiing POW.

In 10 years you'll be: Living on a yacht in the Bahamas negotiating real estate deals with Fortune 500 companies.

Favorite Class Ever: Cotillion

Class you wish had been offered: Learn to play Saxophone and welding.

 

Jorge Cruz

Jorge Cruz

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite school moment was going to different states for our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) leadership conferences! Going to Florida and New Orleans were my favorite ones!

Give a shout out: HUGE shout out to my family! They have always supported me through my ups and downs. Thank you to my best friends Yulisa Almaraz and Salvador De Loera Lopez thank you guys for being part of my life! Final thank you to Mrs. Lindbloom she is the best!

Summer plans: I’ll be working, hiking, biking, hanging out with friends and eating a lot of ice cream!

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado – Denver

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My family my friends and the scenery! This place is absolutely gorgeous!

In 10 years you will be: Sitting on the balcony of my house with my family, my wife and kids celebrating because I was announced as the new CEO of Home Depot.

Favorite class ever: All of my business classes

Class you wish had been offered: I wish there was a wider Trades Program.

 

Kalia Caradonna

Kalia Caradonna

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment: Hasn't happened yet, but graduating!!

Give a shoutout: To my mom and dad for everything they've done!

Summer plans: Hanging out and working

Where are you headed this fall: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Leaving eagle county what will you miss most: The mountains and as much as I complain about it the snow.

In 10 years you will be: working in the fashion industry, hopefully own my own company.

Favorite class ever: Hohmann's Spanish 2 class

Class you wish you had offered: Astrology

 

Kendal Sego

Kendal Sego

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Playing baseball (with Christmas ornaments) in the hallway with Mr. Hoevel and Lily

Give a shout out: My younger sister Keely! She’s almost headed to high school!!

Summer plans: Working and enjoying the sunshine

Where are you headed this fall: The University of Colorado at Boulder

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Playing golf in the woodshop at school

In 10 years you will be: Living in a city somewhere

Favorite class ever: AP Calculus with Ms. Bretz

Class you wish had been offered: AP Vine Appreciation

 

Michael Allan Barrows

Michael Allan Barrows

Michael Allan Barrows

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Playing Husky Football and Lacrosse every year while at BMHS

Give a shout out: Mr. Hovel for teaching excellent Physics!

Summer plans: Make some money to take to college with me, go to Lake Powell, enjoy not going to school.

Where are you headed this fall: Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most:  My dogs – Lucie and Otis

In 10 years you’ll be: Making money

Favorite class ever: Art

Class you wish had been offered: More PE

Jeremy Sforzo

Jeremy Sforzo

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: 2017 Academic All-State First Team.

Give a shout out: Nicholas Hoeger

Summer plans: Enjoying Colorado’s landscape.

Where are you headed this fall: Columbia, Maryland.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most:  Looking at the Gore Range from the chairlift.

In 10 years you’ll be: Playing in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout.

Favorite class ever: Ceramics with Ms. Vandyke.

Class you wish had been offered: Italian.

 

Ana Holguin

Ana Holguin

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: Having the incredible opportunity to go to Morocco with my classmates.

Give a shout out: There are many people that have helped me get to where I am today, but there is one person who has been there every step of the way since the day I was born. I would like to thank my mother for helping me with my homework when I was little and pushing me to do better.

Summer plans: I don’t have many plans for the summer. I would like to take advantage of the last summer before college.

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado Mesa University

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The close community.

In 10 years you will be: My hope is to work as an ER nurse in

a city.

Favorite class ever: Anatomy, because the body rocks!

Class you wish had been offered: A higher level anatomy class

 

Kristen Anderson

Kristen Anderson

Vail Mountain School

Favorite school moment from any year: Sitting at lunch with the lower schoolers and having really funny conversations with them about what they are learning.

Give a shout out: I want to thank my mom for always pushing and supporting me throughout the years to help me get to the point I am at, even when things were difficult.

Summer plans: This summer, I am going to make the most of the time I have left with my closest friends.

Where are you headed this fall: I am attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most:

I have truly appreciated the ability to be outside and learn from nature. Whether it is having class in the courtyard or the avalanche safety class, I am always learning when I’m outside if I know it or not.

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years, I hope that I am somewhere

I am truly happy and making a difference in my community. I’m not sure exactly what that is yet, but I know along the way I’ll learn.

Favorite class ever: I really enjoyed taking AP US History from Mr. Litowitz because even though the course was really difficult. Completing it and realizing just how much knowledge I had gained about a subject that I really enjoyed was a big accomplishment for me.

Class you wish had been offered: AP Psychology

 

Lindsey Foley

Lindsey Foley

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Being a part of the spring musical my junior year.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my parents, uncle, and brother, for all of their love, support and guidance.

Summer plans: Working, traveling, and taking a road trip with my best friends before we head our separate ways in the fall.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Being able to hike and ski all the time.

In 10 years you will be: Traveling and working with different non profit organizations to raise awareness for environmental issues.

Favorite class ever: AP Biology with Mr. Caudill.

Class you wish had been offered: Marine Biology.

 

Max Bervy III

Max Bervy III

Max Bervy III

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moments from any year: 9th grade wilderness trip and high school soccer games.

Give a shout out: My classmates since 6th grade

Summer plans: Ski, workout, and lake surf

Where are you headed this fall: To the ski hill, and to the gym. Then headed to CU in 2019.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The view.

In 10 years you’ll be: A resident doctor.

Favorite class ever: Culinary

Class you wish had been offered: AP Biology

 

Sophia Minar

Sophia Minar

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year:  When an unnamed sophomore got locked out of the men’s dressing room during the student written play and got the brilliant idea to climb through the ceiling to get to the other side.

Give a shout out:  Mrs. Sparhawk for always hooking me up with scrabble.

Summer plans: Bird watching and basket weaving

Where are you headed this fall: Wheaton College, Mass.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The excessive amount of dogs that are everywhere

In 10 years you will be: Running a hit podcast featuring Danny Devito and Guy Fieri

Favorite class ever: AP Art History

Class you wish had been offered: Street Fighting Mathematics

Katie Deck

Katie Deck

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: The 8th grade end of year class trip to New York and DC. We got to see all the monuments and ate in great restaurants.

Give a shout out: To my parents and sister Audrey for putting up with me, my dog Beau, and Ava Lypps (finally found someone as goofy as me)

Summer plans: To have fun with friends, work, and chill with the dog.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado, Boulder

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My doggie

In 10 years you'll be: 27

Favorite class ever: The Butterfly Life Cycle in Kindergarten. We even raised butterflies. Sweet.

Class you wish you had been offered: How to Survive the Real World 101

 

Angeni Martinez

Angeni Martinez

Red Canyon High School

Give a shout out: I want to give shout out to Jessica Rios, Paloma Calvo and my cousin Cesar for always helping me get back on my feet, and most importantly for always giving me the best advice.

Summer plans: My summer plans are to keep working and save up for school, also to have fun and hopefully meet new people.

What are your plans this fall: My plans for this fall are to start school, and pursue my dream carrier as a dentist.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most?I would miss seeing my friends, teachers and family.

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years I would like to become and dentist and be settled down with a family.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class would be the podcast

 

Kingston Lindner

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: All the countless late practices for this year's Beauty and the Beast Musical. Spending quality time with quality people.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my sister Marley, for all the late night jam sessions and good conversations.

Summer plans: Make a lot of music, and travel up to Northern Michigan.

Where are you headed this fall: Loyola University of Chicago

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the beautiful views from all the mountaintops, and all my friends who I have made many memories with.

In 10 years you’ll be:

A rockstar/director who will have two Oscars and a Grammy to my name.

Favorite class ever: Show Choir

Class you wish had been offered: Music Theory

 

Kyle Zentz

Kyle Zentz

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year:  Track meets and traveling with the team.

Give a shout out:  Mr. Jansen – You Rock!  Mr. Bartlett, Hope to see you at a Syracuse game in the future!  Ms. Shapiro, you will be invited to my first premiere!

Summer plans:  Work, Camp/Hike, and Travel.

Where are you headed this fall:  CU Denver

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most:  Skiing, but I'll visit frequently!

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping:

In 10 years you’ll be:  Filmmaker/Writer

Favorite class ever:  History

Class you wish had been offered:  History/Study of Current Music

 

Lauren Huffman

Lauren Huffman

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Beating EVHS Basketball on their senior night.

Give a shout out: My mother and father for giving birth to me.

Where are you headed this fall: CU Boulder

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My sister, Tatum. NOT my dog!

In 10 years you’ll be: 28

Favorite class ever: Online Health

Class you wish had been offered: Fortnite

 

Lexi Valdez

Lexi Valdez

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Wrestling at the Pepsi Center

Give a shout out: I want to give a shout out to my parents for always being there to support me and also my coaches who have made me not only a good athlete but a better person.

Summer plans: My summer plans are to work and save money for college and try to get in some camping.

Where are you headed this fall: I will be heading to Colorado Northwestern in the fall

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the family oriented community that we have and the amazing people that have made me the person I am today.

In 10 years you’ll be: In 10 years I hope to have majored in Surgical Technology and be working back in the community.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class was Photography with Ms.Hewett

Class you wish had been offered: I wish we would have been offered a Home Economics class.

Bridger Gile

Bridger Gile

School: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: 9th grade field trip

Give a shout out: To my mom and dad for supporting me all my life

Summer plans: Ski, Surf, and Ski

Where are you headed this fall: DU

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Gardunos restaurant in Minturn

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping:

In 10 years you’ll be: Head of Stratton Oakmont on Wall Street

Favorite class ever: Culinary with Chef Lauren

Class you wish had been offered: Mandarin

 

Daneet Montes

Daneet Montes

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite school moment was senior year in basketball season, especially senior night and sharing that experience with the girls that I played club basketball with since we were in 6th grade.

Give a shout out: To my parents for supporting me, my brothers for making learning how to study under a lot of noise, my friends for being supportive, and to Mr. Caudill for being a great teacher

Summer plans: Going to Mexico and working to save money for college because even though I live here I’m not rich

Where are you headed this fall: CU Denver

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss all my friends and my family, also being able to snowboard and waking up to the snowy mornings where the town looks like a snowy scene in a movie

In 10 years you will be: A pediatrician and hopefully traveling but most likely in debt.

Favorite class ever: Sports Physiology and Biology

Class you wish had been offered: Adult skills

 

Hailea Stone

Hailea Stone

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: FBLA Florida Trip, States/Nationals for Speech & Debate!

Summer plans: Nationals in Fort Lauderdale for Speech & Debate & Travel.

Where are you headed this fall: San Diego State University.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My group of friends.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I'm glad I'm not.

In 10 years you’ll be: Who knows, I'm just trying to get through this week.

Favorite class ever: Botany with Mr. Frankel.

Class you wish had been offered: Creative writing class.

Shout out: To my parents (Bryan & Pauline Stone) for their support throughout this long… very long journey. I love you both! I wouldn't be the person I am today without the both of you. <3!!! Also shout out to Maddie Shedd, thank you for always being there. I can't wait to come visit you in Shanghai!!! Love you!

 

Joe Kurtz

Joe Kurtz

Battle Mountain HS

Shout out: My 8th grade science teacher Michael Moser for kindling my passion for science.

Where are you headed this fall: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

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

In 10 years you'll be: 28

Favorite class: AP Physics

Class you wish you had been offered:  Auto Shop/Mechanics

 

Shelby Ostertag

Shelby Ostertag

Vail Mountain School

What is your most memorable moment from your time at VMS? This could be any year.

The most memorable moment at VMS was the Senior New York trip because it was a great experience of the crazy city life. Our trip to Morocco was also great because it was the first time I had ever been overseas and it was amazing to experience such a different culture.

Give a shout out: My parents, Malia Hollander, Alicia Chavez, Jane Geisman, Kelly Wilson, Andrew Hustad, Becca Hooper, Maggie Pavlik, Noel Falk, Kate Drescher, Susanne Graf, Anne Verratti.

Summer Plans: Getting ready for college and possibly a trip to Europe.

Where are you headed this fall: CSU

What will you miss most about Eagle County? The weather

Where will you be in 10 years? I hope to find a meaningful career that I have worked hard for, and maybe live in California or Washington. I love the weather and the life in those states.

Favorite class? Mandarin class, Laoshi (Mr. Hustad) is always so fun to be around and always created a good environment during class. Also, Ms. Cope Tait’s “Art of Living” English class.

Class you wish had been offered: French, Photography, or Graphic Design

Alondra Alaniz

Alondra Alaniz

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite School Moment: Freshman year orientation

Give a shout out: I would like to thank my family for supporting me through my four years of High School. They always encouraged me in becoming a good person and gave me advice. I would also like to give a shout out to the Upward Bound (TRIO) program for always being their for me as well. For actually caring about my future and making me a better person! I truly feel like I couldn't of gotten this far without them.

Summer Plans: Go to Mexico and spend time with my family.

Plans for the fall: My plans are to stay here in the valley and go to Vail Valley Dental School and maybe go somewhere else after that.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I am happy to keep my family close to me and keeping the mountains.

In 10 years you’ll be: 10 years from now, I see myself becoming a see a talented person in the field I chose to study. Learning new skills, interacting with different people, and traveling!

Favorite Class: French

 

Brantley Rowell

Brantley Rowell

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: The football games and getting ROWDIE!

Give a shout out: Shout out to my friends for being my family through it all.

Summer plans: I plan on traveling and working to fund my trips.

Where are you headed this fall: SCAD in Savannah, Georgia

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The way the air smells after it rains.

In 10 years you’ll be: In a decade I’ll be in the MET.

Favorite class ever: AP Bio and AP Art because it taught me how to connect both of my favorite subjects.

Class you wish had been offered: AP Chem

 

Holly Post

Holly Post

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Going to football games

Give a shout out: To Mr. Caudill for always supporting me!

Summer plans: Working, hiking, camping

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado, Boulder

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Family, friends, and my gymnastics coaches

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully a Physical Therapist

Favorite class ever: Sports Physiology or AP Biology

Class you wish had been offered: Paying for College 101

 

Holly Post

Katie Smith

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite School Memory: Leaving school every day

Shout Out: To my brother Dean and my might-as-well-be sister Haley for always being there, no matter what

Summer Plans: Working, because college is expensive and soaking up Colorado living because I'm moving to Kansas

Where are you Headed this Fall: The University of Kansas to study Health and Exercise Science

What will you miss most: The mountains and my cat

In 10 years I will be: Drinking coffee

Class you wish you had been offered: AP Anatomy

 

Levi Hart

Levi Hart

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year:  Prom 2k18

Give a shout out: To my parents for sticking through with me through high school

Summer plans: Get ready for Air Force BMT

Where are you headed this fall: The Air force

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The Mountains

In 10 years you’ll be: Somewhere in the world working on an Air Force base

Favorite class ever: Foods

Class you wish had been offered: After High School Readiness

Nell Pennington

Nell Pennington

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: 50's Day at Folwell (my elementary school in Minnesota)

Give a shoutout: I would like to give a shout out to Mr. Spannagel, Jess Schuering, and my family. Thank you for all you've done for me these past three and half years.

Summer plans: This summer I will be volunteering at Cordillera Equestrian Center, rock climbing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Where are you headed this fall: This fall I will be attending Colorado State University.

If you're leaving Eagle County, then what will you miss most: Living close to Vail Mountain back bowls

In 10 years you'll be: Living happily with a couple dogs

Favorite class ever: AP World History with Mrs. Wagner my sophomore year

Class you wish had been offered: Biomedical science

Ciara Desiree

Ciara Desiree

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Going to New York City with choir freshman year

Give a shout out: To my mom who has always supported me

Summer plans: To make money and hopefully travel

Where are you headed this fall: Metropolitan State University in Denver

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountain drives and family

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully traveling the world and have a job that I love

Favorite class ever: Jewelry or choir

Class you wish had been offered: Music Production Class

 

Madison Shahan

Madison Shahan

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Playing the Cheshire cat in Alice and Wonderland

Give a shout out: Thank you to all the amazing people who supported me along the way.

Summer plans: Vacation to Chicago and working for some college money

Where are you headed this fall: Metropolitan State University of Denver

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

In 10 years you’ll be: 10 years older and a Nurse Practitioner

Favorite class ever: AP Art Studio with Mrs. Hawkins

Class you wish had been offered: Show Choir

 

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Receiving my UCLA Medical Internship, Going to the Inauguration of 45th President of the United States and meeting my new friends.

Give a shout out: To this who are important to me.

Summer plans: Have fun with friends and go to a concert

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The quietness of the area and, the beauty of the area.

In 10 years you’ll be: Still in school working to become a Doctor of Neurology.

Favorite class ever: History and Science

Class you wish had been offered: Mythology

 

Rebecca Martinez

Rebecca Martinez

Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: I love Gallery Night. It is a great opportunity to show your family what you have learned in your classes. I really enjoy presenting to the other parents and supervisors. It makes me feel accomplished.

Give a shout out: I want to give a shout out to the teachers and staff of Red Canyon High School. Without them I would not have made it to where I am today. I appreciate their concern and constant encouragement.

Summer plans: I am planning to go on adventures, make money and work my butt off so I can afford to do things. I would like to visit new places and make more memories.

Where are you headed this fall: I plan to work and make a lot of money so I can get my own place. I want to take my family on little vacations, so we can experience new things.

Veronica Trifonova

Veronica Trifonova

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Students vs. teachers basketball playoffs.

Give a shout out: Coach T for always being there for me.

Summer plans: Visit different places and go on vacation.

Where are you headed this fall: This fall I'm planning to attend CMC Vail Valley in Edwards.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: If something changes and I leave Eagle County, I will miss the most amazing people, my friends, my family, and the beautiful nature.

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: If I stay I will be in a happy place where I have lots of support.

In 10 years you’ll be: I'm planning on no longer living here, but maybe moving to Florida or California.

Favorite class ever: Health and weights.

Cassie Kelchner

Cassi Kelchner

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Attended Battle Mountain for four years and managed to graduate on time. Her favorite moment will be watching all of the kids she went to school with for her entire life graduate.

Give a shout out: Shout out to mom and dad for their endless support and love.

Summer plans: This summer I will be traveling Europe and hopes to “find myself” while I'm away.

Where are you headed this fall: I will be attending USC in the fall and studying to get a degree in Astronautical Engineering.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The snow days that the Colorado weather provided.

In 10 years you’ll be: In 10 years I will be colonizing Mars.

Favorite class ever: Favorite class was AP Calculus class because it inspired me to continue studies in the STEM field.

Chloe Brook

Chloe Brook

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite moment from high school would either be our Student Council retreats or any of the spirit weeks.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my mom and dad for putting up with my late night study sessions and always believing in me! Love you guys!

Summer plans: Working, traveling to Maine and Canada, enjoying Colorado while I can!

Where are you headed this fall: Brigham Young University

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I'm going to miss seeing the mountains that I grew up looking at every day!

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years from now I will hopefully be either a nurse or physical therapist and happily living with my dog(s) while traveling a lot!

Favorite class ever: AP Biology taught by Mr. Caudill

Class you wish had been offered: American Sign Language

 

Nima Sherpa

Nima Sherpa

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My whole senior year!

Give a shout out: Mom and Dad for everything. And Joslyn Sanchez. Thanks for being my best friend.

Summer plans: Working and Traveling

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado Mesa University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the kindness this valley gives out.

In 10 years you’ll be:

Finishing Medical School and finally being a doctor

Favorite class ever: Sports Physiology with Brooke Rey!

Class you wish had been offered: How to adult in life.

 

Pearson Black

Pearson Black

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: 9th grade camping trip

Give a shout out: Parents – for making this all possible

Summer plans: Moving

Where are you headed this fall: San Diego

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Skiing every day

In 10 years you’ll be: CEO of Tesla

Favorite class ever: Study Hall

Class you wish had been offered: Graphic Design

Dale Pistole

Dale Pistole

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Placing second at states in my Junior Year at Steamboat.

Give a shout out: Thank you Mr. Von for helping me decide what I want to study in college.

Summer plans: Find a job and save up for a car.

Where are you headed this fall: Spend a year or two at CMC, then study Environmental Science at Western Washington University

If you are staying, what are you happiest about keeping: I'm so glad I can keep climbing 14ers.

In 10 years you will be: Working for a company that needs an environmental scientist, getting outside, doing the things I love.

Favorite class ever: Spanish II with Mr. Hohmann, my freshman year

Class you wish had been offered: AP DE PE w/Kayak Component

Ciera Causey

Ciera Causey

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: That one time Sage went to school.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my mom (the OG ride or die)

Summer plans: Travel to Greece, maybe work a little, probably sleep a lot.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Colorado Boulder

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The tight-knit community, killer views, and my dog.

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully well on my way to practicing medicine professionally.

Favorite class ever: AP Calculus BC (only because Mr. Peltier's pretty cool).

Class you wish had been offered: Adulting 101

 

Clarissa Torres

Clarissa Torres

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Doing clinical hours during the senior night hockey game where so many things went wrong after everyone said, “nothing really happens at hockey games,” (no one knocked on wood) and going to the hospital afterwards to see Brooke get stitches and passing out after seeing the blood (and knowing Maria was laughing uncontrollably when I first passed out but was afterwards freaking out).

Give a shout out: Shout out to my sister Anais for being the best role model I could have, for being awesome overall and for understanding the struggles of being a student, and shout out to Mr. Caudill and Coach T for being the best teachers ever! My meltdowns wouldn’t have been the same without you three!

Summer plans: Work, spend time with friends and family and hike tons!

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado Mesa University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The mountains and my nephews but mostly my mom and her cooking.

In 10 years you’ll be: A radiologist or chiropractor, hopefully traveling a lot, and enjoying hikes with at least one puppy!

Favorite classes ever: AP Biology and Sports Physiology

Class you wish had been offered: Personal Finance and Yoga

 

Grace Anderson

Grace Anderson

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: After losing my spot at the State tournament for tennis last year, the long bus ride home from Grand Junction could have been a long, sad one but it was rather the opposite. With help from a speaker and some High School Musical we danced and sang the entire way home, definitely making me forget the hard loss.

Give a shout out: Shoutout to my parents! I really couldn’t have done it without their love and support! I’ll miss you guys next year!

Summer plans: This summer my family and I are taking a trip to London to see the world-renowned tennis tournament, Wimbledon. We will also be exploring Paris and Iceland!

Where are you headed this fall: Michigan State University! Go Green!

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Skiing and the mountains! Vail isn’t really comparable to the hills I’ll find in Michigan next year!

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully halfway through my residency to become a Psychiatrist!

Favorite class ever: AP Biology!!

Class you wish had been offered: Criminology

 

Mollie McCoy

Mollie McCoy

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Coming back senior year realizing how much time and effort had gone into me making it so far in school and in life. Doing the musical productions was my favorite part of all four years of being at BMHS.

Give a shout out: I would like to thank my family for standing by me no matter what. They raised me to be the person I am today and how to be an independent woman. I would also like to thank my Choir teacher, Alexandra Trosper for these past two years. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have been inspired to study music in college or come out of my comfort zone with my singing and acting. Also, to thank my dog Cyrus for being the best dog anyone could ask for!

Summer Plans: This summer I will be mainly working to save up for college. I hope to continue working for Brain and Eileen Hall in their theater company and with their other events. I will also be traveling to Denver many times for concerts, last senior moments before college, and to have fun times with friends!

Where are you headed this fall: I'll be attending University of Colorado Denver for Bachelors in Music Business.

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I'll miss my family and all the memories that have been made in this valley. I loved growing up here and am excited to visit once I move to Denver. The mountains will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope to one day bring my children here to show them all the amazing places I got the pleasure of living and growing up in.

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years, I hope to be a manager in the music scene of any place that I end up in. I hope to be successful in my career and most of all, happy with my life.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class by far would have to be choir. When I was a scared, little freshman, the choir room would always be my escape. I got to do what I love to do every day. The past four years, my choir class has taught me that no matter who graduates every year, we will always be connected as a family. My closest friends have come from this one class and my fondest memories will forever be with my choir family.

Class you wish had been offered: I wish that a beginner French class had been offered my freshman year. After trying to be French for the recent musical BMHS put on, I fell in love with learning the language on my own. It would have been very interesting to have learned the language and culture freshman year.

Natalie Marner

Natalie Marner

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Not having to persuade my principal, Mr. Doan, to be the star in the Pokémon theme song live action remake –

Doan Catches 'Em All – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdYtGK-zCjM

Give a shout out: Shout out to Mr. Pink. Thanks for letting me call you by a different color than your real color. (For those of you who don't know who I'm referring to, it's Mr. BROWN)

Summer plans: Working, sleeping, and online shopping more than needed.

Where are you headed this fall: The Honors College at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana to study Film Production.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Tourists in gold, one-piece ski suits, you will be missed!

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: Don't be sad, I'll come visit.

In 10 years you’ll be: Working at some fabulous production company.

Favorite class ever: EVTV – I was in this class every semester it was offered at EVHS. I've never felt more at home.

Class you wish had been offered: Nap Time

 

Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Overnighters during cross-country and track.

Give a shout out: My entire family for supporting me and loving me – and I'm glad I could make you laugh in return.

Summer plans: To work and to camp.

Where are you headed this fall: Montana State University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Taco Tuesday.

In 10 years you’ll be: A really smart skier.

Favorite class ever: Botany.

Class you wish had been offered: Guy Fieri's Cooking Class

Sylka Snyder

Sylka Snyder

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My TedTalk this year. It was an amazing experience and a chance for me to share my story with others.

Give a shout out: My family and grandparents for always supporting me and believing in me.

Summer plans: Working and saving for college.

Where are you headed this fall: San Diego State University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My kitty, Tabacon, and the beautiful mountains.

In 10 years you’ll be: Still repaying my student loans.

Favorite class ever: Botany with Mr. Frankel.

Class you wish had been offered: SUP Board Yoga!

 

Willie Ruiz

Willie Ruiz

Red Canyon High School

My favorite school moment of any year: My first year at Red Canyon we took a trip to go zip lining. Trying something new with my classmates was lots of fun.

Give a shout out: I want to give a shout out to Mrs. Beard and everyone who has been there to help me out along the way.

Summer plans: Over the summer I plan on going to new places and having lots of fun adventures.

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years I don't see myself changing the world, but I see myself as a role model to not just my family, but also to people who have goals they want to crush.

Favorite class ever: I enjoy all my classes, especially my business classes because I enjoy learning how the world works

Class you wish had been offered: I wish they would offer a welding class to learn that skill earlier on and master it by the time I graduate.

 

Carlos Taal Jiminez

Carlos Taal Jimenez

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Annual student-led earth day concert, Vonaroo.

Give a shout out: Mom and dad, friends, and animal crackers

Summer plans: Gigging, jamming, and practicing

Where are you headed this fall: CU Denver

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The people and the memories

In 10 years you will be: 10 years older

Favorite class ever: Mr. McGough’s 4th grade math class

Class you wish had been offered: AP Music Theory

 

Jessica Rios

Jessica Rios

Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment of any year: Switching to Red Canyon High School

Give a shout out: Paloma Calvo, Jose Castro, Kimberly Martinez, Gerardo Rios, Claudia Avila, Andrea Rios, Cesar Rios, David Jimenez, Juan Rios, Joshua Rios, Irianna Rios, Paola Sandoval

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss the most? Extended family, and all the outdoor activities.

In 10 years you will be: Helping trafficked humans all across the United States

Favorite class ever: Genealogy, learning about where my entire family originated.

Class you wish had been offered: Auto Mechanics

 

Joseline Garcia Parra

Joseline Garcia Parra

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My movement to Metropolitan State University in two years.

Summer plans: Start my career in CMC. Go on a road trip with my friends to Arizona.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the most at Eagle County is small and were you go there is no traffic. The nature and the mountains.

In 10 years you will be: In 10 years I will be working on something that I like and may be having a family.

 

Sam Litt

Sam Litt

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: National Speech and Debate Tournament 2016.

Give a shoutout: To my elephant; Thank you for everything you do.

Summer Plans: Scuba diving in Hawaii, as a part of Hawaii Sea Camp on the Kona side of the Big Island!

Where are you headed this fall: Attending the College of William and Mary, a member of the Tribe!

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the familiarity and closeness I have with the area and the people here.

In 10 years you will be: I will probably still be in school, furthering my higher education with continued passion and fervor.

Favorite Class: AP Biology taught by Mr. Caudill!

Class that should have been offered: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.

Cameron Jarnot

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Dancing on the bus during the drive back from tennis regionals in my junior year

Give a shout out: Thank you Mom and Dad, for always supporting me, taking me to explore other parts of the world, and providing me with all of the amazing opportunities I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of.

Summer plans: Go on all of the adventures around Colorado that I haven't yet.

Where are you headed this fall: Duke University to study Electrical and Computer Engineering.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The world class skiing.

In 10 years you’ll be: Working at a tech company I love in the Silicon Valley and enjoying all that Northern California has to offer

Favorite class ever: Calculus with Mrs. Bretz

Class you wish had been offered: Engineering

 

Conner McCabe

Conner McCabe

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year:  Being named to the All-State Nordic ski team for both my junior and senior year.

Give a shout out: Family and friends who continue to support me through sports and academics.

Summer plans: Trip to Greece

Where are you headed this fall: Western State Colorado University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Skiing Vail Mountain

In 10 years you’ll be: … Living the Dream

Favorite class ever:  World History

Class you wish had been offered: Auto Mechanics

 

Katy Grewe

Katy Grewe

Eagle Valley High school

Favorite School Moment: Being the female lead role in Crazy for You the musical my junior year.

Give a shoutout: Thank you Mr. Bunge for helping me progress and grow in my singing ability. Without you I probably wouldn't be where I am now. Thank you family, mom, Dad, Matt and Andrea for supporting me and helping me achieve my dreams.

Summer Plans: Going to New York with my Mom and best friend, going to visit family in Michigan, and going on a 4-week trip to Malibu YL camp in British Columbia Canada to do work crew and help around camp.

Where are you headed this fall: Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville!

If leaving Eagle County what will you miss: I will miss the mountains definitely and being able to go skiing and on nice hikes. The beautiful leaves in the fall as well.

In 10 years you'll be: A singer/songwriter and be heard on the radio.

Favorite Class Ever: Besides choir, English!

Class you wish you had been offered: Music production class or music business

 

Lily Sage DeMuth

Lily Sage DeMuth

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: There are so many to choose just one, however I'll never forget going to State for volleyball my freshman year.

Give a shout out: I want to thank Mr. Caudil and Ms. Sage for being amazing and influential teachers in my life.

Summer plans: Working and enjoying the summer shenanigans.

Where are you headed this fall: CU Boulder.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Being able to enjoy the outdoors with my friends.

In 10 years you’ll be: Hopefully traveling around the world for a job that I love.

Favorite class ever: I enjoyed my DE Composition class even with the heavy work load.

Class you wish had been offered: Astronomy

 

Maddie McDougall

Maddie McDougall

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Opening night of The Curious Savage

Give a shout out: There are too many to choose just one so I will say thank you to all of my teachers, mentors, family and friends who have encouraged me to follow my dreams and supported me in my artistic endeavors.

Summer plans: Working and savoring my time in the valley with friends and family, going to concerts and shows with friends

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

What will you miss the most: I will miss rainy summer afternoons walking in the village with friends, picnics by the Gore, summer and autumn drives through Minturn, camping, and the Blue Starlite Drive-In.

In 10 years I will be: Hopefully making a living in the arts somehow, whether it be in music, drama, film, english, etc.

Favorite class ever: Show Choir

Class I wish had been offered: Music Theory, we were so close.

 

Nicholas Hancock

Nicholas Hancock

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year:

Beating Eagle Valley High School in football on our senior night.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my family for getting me through these long four years and always being there for me.

 

Summer plans: Making money painting and working at Zinos

Where are you headed this fall: Lake Forest College in Chicago, Illinois to major in mechanical engineering and play football.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The great skiing and clean air

In 10 years you’ll be: Wherever the world takes me

Favorite class ever: Foods 1

Class you wish had been offered: DE Botany

 

Sylka Snyder

Sylka Snyder

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My TedTalk this year. It was an amazing experience and a chance for me to share my story with others.

Give a shout out: My family and grandparents for always supporting me and believing in me.

Summer plans: Working and saving for college.

Where are you headed this fall: San Diego State University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: My kitty, Tabacon, and the beautiful mountains.

In 10 years you’ll be: Still repaying my student loans.

Favorite class ever: Botany with Mr. Frankel.

Class you wish had been offered: SUP Board Yoga!

Brennecke Gale

Brennecke Gale

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Roadtripping in a van to Casa Grande, AZ with 9 cross-country boys and one man-child of a xc coach to NXR (#dvod).

Give a shout out: My entire family (especially DQ) for showing me that fun is too important not to plan. All of my friends and teammates for absolutely everything, and my teachers for letting me show up at least four and a half minutes late to every class senior year. The mountains for raising me so well, and this awesome community of generous and kind people who always chase me down after I've left my phone/wallet/coffee mug/sister in a store or restaurant.

Summer plans: Having as much fun here as possible before heading to Wisconsin and then Montana to really have some fun.

Where are you headed this fall: Stanford University to study extreme whale watching with a minor in underwater basket weaving.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Never being more than 10 minutes away from a trail, mountain, river, or climbing crag.

In 10 years you’ll be: Calling my parents to ask about cooking and laundry tips.

Favorite class ever: DE Biology with Ms. Ticer

Class you wish had been offered: SCUBA Diving in the Colorado River

Bryce Runckel

Bryce Runckel

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Huskies football team beating Eagle Valley 44-0 on senior night

Give a shout out: To all the teachers

Summer plans: Work and Travel

Where are you headed this fall: Montana State University – Bozeman

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The people

If you’re staying, what are you happiest about keeping: The views

In 10 years you’ll be: Living my life to the fullest

Favorite class ever: Mr. Rumble’s 8th grade Science class

Class you wish had been offered: Fly fishing

Calley Nottingham Gottbehuet

Calley Nottingham Gottbehuet

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Switching from Battle Mountain to Eagle Valley

Give a shout out: My parents for always supporting me

Summer plans: Working and going on adventures

Where are you headed this fall: The University of Alabama

What will you miss the most: Home

In 10 years you will be: Going with the flow

Favorite class ever- DE US History

Class you wish you had been offered: How to survive senior year 101

Samantha Lily Tarpey

Samantha Lily Tarpey

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: All of the dances

Give a shout out: To all of my family for all of their support

Summer plans: Travel

Where are you heading this fall: Undecided

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most:  My family

In 10 years you'll be:  HAPPY

Favorite class ever:  Anatomy class

Class you wish had been offered:  Beauty

 

Sydney Manzanares

Sydney Manzanares

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Playing volleyball on the state floor as a junior.

Give a shoutout: To my parents, for always believing in me and pushing me to my full potential.

Summer plans: to travel as much as I can and make a lot of money for college.

Where are you headed this fall: University of Northern Colorado

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss having my family close by, along with the beautiful views right in my backyard

In 10 years I will be: Probably still in med school to become a neonatologist

Favorite class ever: Sports Physiology with Mr. Kottenstette or Honors Anatomy and Physiology with Mrs. Kienzle

Class you wish had been offered: A cadaver lab

 

Tillie Dunham

Tillie Dunham

Eagle Valley High School

Give a shoutout: I would like to give a special shout out to my parents Joy and Randy for always believing and encouraging me to do my best! I would also like to give a shout out to my boyfriend Jack Knight for always loving and being there for me.

Where are you headed this fall: I plan on going to Colorado State University to study microbiology this fall.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The thing I'll miss the most about the valley is our beautiful mountains.

 

Jack Knight

Jack Knight

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Last bell of day

Give a shout out: To my bro Jacob

Summer plans: Relaxation and Tillie

Where are you headed this fall: School

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: Snowboarding and lunches at Wildwood

In 10 years you’ll be: Modifying Jeeps and changing diapers

Favorite class ever: Senior class

Class you wish had been offered: Jeep off road driving

Jessika Harkay

Jessika Harkay

Eagle Valley High School

Favorite school moment from any year: There was this one time three of my friends and I were arguing over what was a better name for a kid. One of my friends and I agreed Paco was a nice name, meanwhile the other two hated it. We were standing in the middle of the hall screaming at each other as we heard the late bell ring. All of us immediately stopped arguing, stared at each other for three seconds and simultaneously turned in each direction and left without another word. It probably doesn't sound that funny, but it was exactly like a movie and has me laughing every time I think about it.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my parents and two brothers for dealing with my sarcasm and annoying habits that have consumed me this last year. But a bigger shout out to my dogs and the office for keeping me out of trouble and in my bed.

Summer plans: Definitely catching up on my lack of sleep the last 4 years. Other than that, hopefully traveling and making some fun memories!!

Where are you headed this fall: Baylor in Waco, TX. Sic' em Bears!!

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: First and foremost, definitely my dogs. But a close second, and even though I deny it, my moms homemade cooking.

In 10 years you’ll be: I'm going into broadcast journalism so hopefully either working with the NFL or foreign affairs! But in more certainty, in 10 years I picture myself eating French fries every other day.

Favorite class ever: Journalism my freshman year with Brockmeyer.

Class you wish had been offered: A napping class especially my junior year.

Qwahn Kent

Qwahn Kent

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Playing Macho Man Volleyball during a pep rally.

Give a shout out to: My parents, Crystal and Jamarr, my sister Bentley, and my grandparents, Art and Mary Salazar

Summer plans: A trip to Europe with my family then work a bit before heading off to college.

Where are you headed this fall: Attending Cornell University

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The changing colors of the Aspens in the fall.

In 10 years you’ll be: I'll be conducting field research for a non-profit

Favorite class ever: Botany with Mr. Frankel

Class you wish had been offered: Animal Behavior Science

Ann Avila

Ann Avila

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: When I was part of the cheer team my freshman year I had a blast performing with the seniors of that year. Those moments really did make me fall in love with cheer and it eventually leads me into joining Prevail All-Star cheer team here in the valley.

Give a shout out: Shout out to Mrs. Moore for being the best teacher in helping me decide where to go in my future and for guiding me these past four years from transitioning into being a high school freshman to becoming a kick-butt senior ready for college.

Summer plans: I plan to go to Mexico this summer for the first time for two weeks. Coming back I will be working day and night to get some extra money for college.

Where are you headed this fall: I will be attending Regis University starting this fall.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I will miss the scenery and how much of an adventure it was to live here. I will also really miss my family and friends but 2 hours isn’t too far from home.

In 10 years you’ll be; A successful business owner with a background in marketing who will speak a total of 6 languages.

Favorite class ever: AVID

A class you wish had been offered: I wish there would have been French for all four years instead of just one, it’s been such a great learning experience.

August Mayer

August Mayer

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite moment from my high school is when I was playing in a hockey game for the Battle Mountain High School Huskies as the goalie and I got two penalties in one game.

Give a shout out: I would like to give a shout out to my Mom, Dad, Aunt Leslie, Uncle Kurt, Chris, Courtney, and Andrew. I'm going to miss living so close to all of you when I go off to college even though Fort Collins is only three hours away.

Summer plans: Staying at home this summer for the first time after working at summer camps for the past three summers.

Where are you headed this fall: This fall I am going to Colorado State University to major in chemical engineering with a minor in environmental engineering.

If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I am going to miss being minutes away from the ski hill.
In 10 years you’ll be: In 10 years I will hopefully be making a comfortable amount of money doing a job that I will enjoy because of its application of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

Favorite class ever: My favorite class ever has either been Chemistry or Environmental Science with Mr. Stralendorff.

Class you wish had been offered: A class that I wish had been offered here is AP Physics: Algebra based, it would allow me to get credits for a college class here at high school for physics which I do enjoy.

Victoria Webb

Victoria Webb

Red Canyon High School

Favorite school moment from any year: Hut trip of middle school!

Give a shout out: Shout out to my mom, my family, and my son Jeremiah. I love you guys!

Summer plans: Travel and have new experiences.

Where are you headed this fall: Arapahoe community college.
If you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The scenery
In 10 years you’ll be: Living in a house with a big backyard and a husband with more kids, working as a police officer.

Favorite class ever: Parenting class.

 

Tess Johnson

Tess Johnson

Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy

Favorite school moment from any year: Having my mom excuse me for the Olympics.

Give a shout out: My two cats to whom I am allergic.

Summer plans: Train and travel.

Where are you headed this fall: The ski hill. Taking a gap year and going to University of Denver in the fall of 2019.

If you're leaving Eagle County, then what will you miss most: My cats.

In 10 years you'll be: A karaoke legend.

Favorite class ever: Sixth-grade history.

Class you wish had been offered: "How to unsubscribe."

 

Yesenia Briones

Yesenia Briones

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite moment from any year: My favorite moment was attending "The Women's Foundation of Colorado, Together" speech by Michelle Obama last summer. She is someone I admire and look up to, not only because of her accomplishments as a first lady, but also her own career as a lawyer and support for women.

Give a shout out: Shout out to my parents for putting up with me and to my older brother for being an amazing role model. Also, to everyone in school, who I wish the best!

Summer plans: All I want from this summer is long, warm days on the beach volleyball courts and blue skies on the many wonderful Colorado lakes to go paddleboarding.

Where are you headed this fall: I'm going to be staying in the Vail Valley to take advantage of Colorado Mountain College's two-year program.

If you are staying, then what are you happiest about keeping: I am excited to keep the nature at close proximity and also all of the beautiful hikes that are close by, also the friendly community and neighbors that makes the Vail Valley such a pleasant place to live.

In 10 years I will be: I hope to be living on my own, working for one of the many growing companies in the valley. With a puppy (whose name remains undecided) going on daily hikes and supporting local children's programs. While traveling from my home country to Colorado and visiting my family and friends and exploring the many unique countries such as Italy, Rome and Morocco.

My favorite class: My favorite class was DE Biology with Caudill, because of how in-depth the class went into biology and how helpful it was in other classes later on. Caudill made the class fun and interesting and was a great teacher. He was invested in his students, while focused teaching one of the most difficult classes there is to offer.

A class I wish had been offered: A class I would have found very helpful would be one where basic knowledge such as taxes, balance a check book, budgeting and other important, useful skills.

 

Alex Chirichillo

Alex Chirichillo

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: A student-produced concert called Vonaroo. Our band played an amazing set list during my junior year and had a blast!

Give a shout out: Jordan Stouflett (my bestie) and my Mum.

Summer plans: Work and play.

Where are you headed this fall: Colorado Mountain College then to CSU.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The serenity of the forests and mountains. Oh, and skiing!

If you're staying, what are you happiest about keeping: The ability to quickly "escape" society and hide in the mountains

In 10 years you'll be: Doing environment and wildlife research for different states.

Favorite class ever: Advanced chemistry with the best teacher ever, Mr. Von.

Class you wish had been offered: Financial planning and "adult" life skills.

 

Lia Shtereva

Lia Shtereva

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: My favorite school moment is going to New Orleans with FBLA! It was so much fun! Thank you, Mrs. Mastel!

Give a shout out: Shout out to Mrs. Bretz for teaching me how to love math, to Mrs. Mastel for being such an amazing and supportive teacher and to Heather O'Mally for being one of the greatest people in my life and for accepting me with all my flaws.

Summer plans: Going back to my country, Bulgaria, and visiting my amazing friends!

Where are you headed this fall: University of Denver (DU).

If you are leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: I'll miss the all-time incredible views, snowboarding and the fresh air!

In 10 years you will be: Hopefully a cool scientist

Favorite class ever: AP/DE Biology.

Class you wish had been offered: Video editing.

 

Alex Sturde

Alex Sturde

Battle Mountain High School

Favorite school moment from any year: That one snow day a year ago.

Give a shout out: Shout out to Red Bull for keeping me up enough to do my homework.

Summer plans: Working, hiking and biking.

Where are you headed this fall: Western State Colorado University.

If you're leaving Eagle County, what will you miss most: The people.

In 10 years you'll be: Either a very successful person or a skier.

Favorite Class ever: Video production with Mr. Lew.

Class you wish had been offered: Avalanche safety.

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