Top of the Class: District 728 Honor Students

Alicia Samlaska
Parents: Angie Samlaska
Future plans: I will be attending Winona State University to major in nursing and become a pediatric nurse. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I was in National Honor Society and took six college classes in high school in which four of them were AP classes and two were college-in-school classes. I also played basketball for two years.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable experience in high school would be playing on the basketball team for two years and going to watch the football games. They were both really fun.

Katherine Franzen
Parents: Paul and Pam Franzen
Future plans: I’m going to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls beginning in August for a four-year English degree. I hope to have a job which involves a lot of free-writing in the future.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I was in two and a half years of choir and one year of writer’s club. I also was treasurer of the Rogers High School Leos Club (2014) and was in National Art Honor Society in my senior year.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My best memories from high school were meeting all my friends and hanging out with them both in and out of class. We had too many good times for me to pick just one.

Rachel Dodd
Parents: John and Michelle Dodd
Future plans: I will be attending the University of St. Thomas in the fall with an undecided major. I definitely will follow a path that largely involves mathematics and communications. Recently I have considered actuarial science, statistics and industrial engineering.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: In high school I was involved in many college and AP courses as I enjoyed the challenge. My favorite courses have always been in math and science. Throughout high school I’ve been involved in sports including tennis, golf and track; tennis being my favorite as I was captain junior and senior year. Outside of sports I was involved in clubs including National Honor Society (3 years), Link (1 year), Fellowship of Christian Athletes and private and peer tutor.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was being able to be a captain of the tennis team. I loved leading the girls in a successful season. Every practice was motivating, yet fun. Senior year, Julia Sporer and I went undefeated until the section championship. Playing at first doubles with her really made the season worthwhile. Along with my partner, my coach Debbie Conley made my tennis career amazing. She will always be an inspiring role model in my life.

Morgan Kornovich
Parents: Keith and Cathy Kornovich
Future plans: This fall I will be attending Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. I am still undecided on a major but I am interested in actuarial science, finance and health care administration. I hope to have a job that involves math.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Classes that I have enjoyed in high school are ones that challenge me. I have taken two years of AP English, AP calculus, AP human geography, CIS human anatomy and advanced DECA and marketing. I am a three-year DECA member and this year’s president. I was in student council for three years, National Honor Society three years and the mediation team for two years. Outside of school I have been a dancer for 11 years.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was attending the National DECA conference in Anaheim, California, my junior year. It was special to me because it proved that our work all year paid off. I got to explore California with amazing people and it showed me how big of a deal presentation and professionalism skills are in the real world.

Madison Anderson
Parents: John and Stephanie Anderson
Future plans: I plan to go to Winona State University to major in nursing.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Royal Connections Mentor, tutor, National Honor Society member, softball and skiing.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was winning the conference with my softball team for the first time ever at Rogers.

Jennifer Eggen
Parents: Karla Eggen-Pourus and Mike Pourus and Brad Eggen
Future plans: I plan on attending North Dakota State University in the fall. I hope to successfully complete the five-year architectural engineering program there. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I took AP human geography, AP U.S. history, AP world history, AP English 11 (language and composition), AP English 12 (literature and composition), AP biology, AP U.S. government, CIS Spanish 1 and 2, S2S economics, CIS anatomy and AP calculus. I have played violin for 11 years through Community Education and tennis for five years on the school team. I played in the pit orchestra for the “Sound of Music” and “Phantom of the Opera” in Elk River. I played in the Monticello Community Strings Orchestra multiple years and the St. Cloud Youth Symphony Orchestra twice. I played a dead person in our school production of “Our Town.” This year I was one of the co-presidents for book club. I have also participated in art club, world language club, writer’s club and National Honor Society.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Being a member of National Art Honor Society is probably my most memorable high school experience. Being a part of a group of people who shared a love of art was really fun. As a member of NAHS I was able to go on the trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center. I learned a lot on the trip. Also, the senior members of NAHS were asked to come up with an idea of what should be painted on the pole outside the drawing room. One member suggested an underwater theme, so I was able to paint a puffer fish on a pole. I’m happy I was a member of such a great group and I was able to leave my mark on the school.

Phoebe Fero
Parents: Brian and Jodi Fero
Future plans: This fall I will be attending Bemidji State University to major in education. I plan on becoming a social studies teacher, but of what age level I am unsure.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I have had multiple AP classes, and actually all of my social studies classes have been either an AP or S2S class. During sophomore year I joined world language club, Art Club and Book Club. Senior year I added National Art Honor Society to that list.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? I have greatly enjoyed high school and it is hard to decide what my most memorable experience was, but since I must decide, I will say that adding to the mural on Mr. Hood’s wall this year has been the most memorable. It is special because I am able to leave a lasting mark on the school and I have enjoyed myself immensely while doing it.

Amber Krause
Parents: Jim and Sue Krause
Future plans: I will be attending the University of St. Thomas this fall and intend to major in accounting.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: In addition to routine coursework and several advanced placement classes, I have been involved in church activities and piano. I also worked in retail for two years and was co-president of book club senior year.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? One of my favorite experiences during high school was the opportunity to take advanced placement classes. The learning environment was fantastic and really promoted growth.

Jennifer Day
Parents: Renee and David Day
Future plans: Attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison and looking to major in molecular biology with the intent to go into research.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I’ve taken all AP and college classes, but one, four years of Spanish. I’m in Link, National Honor Society, co-president of National Art Honor Society, Leos and Varsity Knowledge Bowl. I enjoy to paint and draw in my free time.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? It’s really hard to pick just one, so I guess all of the my AP classes were really fun and memorable. The teachers were great and I got to know a lot of awesome people. AP biology was my favorite and really influenced my career goals.

Alexa Gerber
Parents: Erika and Steve Gerber
Future plans: In the fall I’ll be starting at Minnesota State University Moorhead where I’ll be majoring in film production and English. I hope to one day become a filmmaker and tell stories of my own to anyone who will listen.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I’ve been in choir for seven semesters and jazz choir for five semesters. I’ve also sung with the jazz band. I’ve been in the school musical for four years (one of the first two seniors to do so), and I was in the first fall play this year. I’ve been in One-Act for three years and went to sections with this year’s play “Booby Trap” and earned an all-conference award for my role.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was going to the Spotlight Musical Theatre Awards Showcase with the rest of our musical “Godspell” in ninth grade. We got to perform as part of a medley in front of a sold-out crowd on the Orpheum stage. It was exhilarating getting to perform in front of such a large and appreciative audience on such an iconic stage.

Brittney Dorn
Parents: Rob and Mary Dorn
Future plans: My plans for the future are to attend North Dakota State University to study pre-medicine and join the Nordic skiing club.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: In high school I am involved in cross-country running, cross-country skiing (Nordic skiing) and National Honor Society. This year I took college pre-calculus, CIS anatomy, physics, AP English, clay 1 and government/economics.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience would be skiing in the state meet for cross-country skiing. It was such a cool experience to compete at a higher level and to know all the hard work over the summer, fall and winter had paid off.

MaKayla Luke
Parents: Peter and Tina Luke
Future plans: Next year I plan to continue at St. Cloud State where I will study either biomedical science or biotechnology with a minor in chemistry. Afterwards, I hope to move out of Minnesota and to a warmer state where I can hopefully attend pharmacy school or continue my education in the sciences.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: This past year I was a full-time PSEO student at St. Cloud State University. I did very well in my classes and I even made the dean’s list for both semesters. Because of my busy schedule, I was only able to participate in dance team and I was the captain of that.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was being on the dance team. I was on it for six years and the last two years I was captain. Dance team helped shape who I am today and I have many memories and met some pretty amazing people on the team.

Anne Rademacher
Parents: Joel and Joan Rademacher
Future plans: After graduation, I plan on attending Minnesota State University, Mankato and being a part of their honors program. As of now I plan on majoring in engineering, but I am also considering business finance/accounting.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: During this part year the majority of my classes were advanced placement and college credit (S2S) courses. Of these my favorites include AP calculus, AP physics and S2S German. For extra-curricular activities I played soccer for Zimmerman high School of which I was chosen to be captain. I also participated in National Honor Society and prom committee. What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was being part of the Zimmerman girls soccer program for six years. I was honored to have been awarded the position of captain my senior year. This experience was very special to me and I am proud to have been able to lead such a dedicated and hardworking group of girls.

David Molinari
Parents: Chuck and Kathy Molinari
Future plans: My plan is to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and earn a degree in biomedical engineering.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I took U.S. government/economics, AP English, AP statistics, AP physics and college-level Spanish IV this past year. I also proctored and helped students in AP calculus. Outside of class, I was on the varsity basketball team and captain of the varsity golf team. I was also a class officer and helped to manage the soccer team in the fall.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was when our golf team went up to Brainerd for an invitational meet. We were able to stay overnight in a full-sized cabin and we had a lot of fun doing it. Also, on one of our trips to Brainerd I shot my tournament low of 73 at the Preserve.

Brooke Eshleman
Parents: Curt Eshleman and Kimberly LeRoy
Future plans: I am attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where I plan to major in communications and maybe business. I don’t really know what comes after that, but I hope to write and have a job that brings me to many places and into different mindsets.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: This year I chose Spanish III, choir, psychology and creative writing as my electives and it was so fun to have these options. After school I was in Knowledge Bowl and the musical “Beauty and the Beast,” playing a “silly” girl, napkin and enchantress. I found out choreography is not my strong suit.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Gwen, Jule, my brother and I went to Target one day for a psychology experiment. They hid a camera and I had to sit in the middle of the aisles and look sad to see who would stop to “help” me. Well, no one stopped and it was really awkward because Gwen and Jule laughed and walked away.

Hunter Smith
Parents: Jon and Polly Smith
Future plans: I plant to attend Concordia Moorhead for my first few years of education for pre-med and then advance onto a medical school to become a doctor.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I was a part of the football, wrestling and track teams. I went to state in wrestling and placed fourth. I hope to make it to state in track. I am currently taking AP calculus, AP literature, S2S economics and CIS Spanish.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable high school experience was placing fourth at state for wrestling my senior year. It was a goal of mine for many years and to accomplish it was amazing.

Laura Hengel
Parents: Pamela and James Hengel
Future plans: I plan to attend St. Cloud State this fall for electrical engineering.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I took violin lessons through Community Education through spring. I took three AP classes this year. I was in the conference honor band as first trombone.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? My most memorable experience in high school was participating in wind symphony these past four years.

Austin Borreson
Parents: Caroline Lappen and Michael Borreson
Future plans: Austin’s plans for the future are to attend college for pre-medicine. He will be attending University of North Dakota. As for an occupation, he plans on being an anesthesiologist or another chemistry based doctor. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Austin took part in many advanced classes and extracurricular activities. He was involved in a variety of AP classes and college classes, including AP calculus and CIS physics. As for extra-curricular activities, he participated in a wide array of activities. He was a cross-country runner, Nordic skier, and Knowledge Bowler. He also was a member of German Club, the National Honor Society, and Yellow Ribbon.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Austin’s most memorable high school experience was the winter trip for skiing. The winter trip was special to him because of the rigorous skiing and the fun he had. The four days of skiing pushed him to his limits and helped to get to know the ski team better.

Jacob Dexheimer
Parents: Brett and Rebecca Dexheimer
Future plans: Attending UW-Madison to pursue a degree in computer engineering.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: This year Jake took an independent study of Computer Aided Design. Along with two classmates, he was the first to have access to a 3-D printer that the school purchased. With this printer, they built a quadcopter drone over the span of a semester. Throughout the year, the group improved upon the design, printing out new parts and components as needed. Jake also participated in Advanced Marketing, competing in three events at the state level.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Jake’s most memorable high school experience was the DECA trip to New York City. He enjoyed exploring the city with his friends.

Cameron Gallenberg
Parents: Dennis and Kim Gallenberg
Future plans: Cameron’s plan for the future includes attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to study animal science/pre-veterinary medicine. After completing her major she hopes to be accepted into veterinary school to become a veterinarian.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Cameron was captain of the Elk River High School Equestrian Team and was involved in National Honor Society, Yellow Ribbon and Spanish Club. She was in S2S psychology, human anatomy and physiology, and college pre-calculus. Cameron continues to play the piano. She also shows her American Saddlebred horses competitively on a national level winning many regional and national awards.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Cameron’s most memorable experience was being awarded the Minnesota High School Equestrian Association’s Member of the Year for 2013. This was a statewide award and was the highest award attainable. This was special because it recognized her dedication to her sport, her leadership and her involvement in community service. Cameron was also named the Varsity Champion in her division three years in a row. She has faced many challenges throughout her high school career and never thought these awards would be possible. This was the perfect way to end her high school equestrian career.

Weston Hansen
Parents: Eric and Gretchen Hansen
Future plans: Weston is going to attend the Carlson school of management at the University of Minnesota next year and plan to possible major in marketing.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Weston was very involved in DECA class, competing at the state level. He also did well in the AP classes he took this year being stats, literature and macroeconomics. Finally, he was an active member in NHS and of Link.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Being a part of Team904 was probably the most memorable experience. It was an honor to play with such an elite squad.

Luke Hemphill
Parents: Mike and Ann Marie Hemphill
Future plans: Luke plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he will study mechanical engineering and possibly enroll in Air Force ROTC. He later hopes to get a job with an air or auto company designing and building airplanes or automobiles.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Luke has taken many AP classes, including biology, computer science and English. He has also been involved in cross-country running, Nordic skiing, track and field, Link Crew and National Honor Society.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Luke’s most memorable high school experience was going on the winter trip with, the Nordic ski team to Michigan his senior year. He had fun skiing and he made many memories spending a week with his teammates.

Katie Juettner
Parents: Gary and Diane Juettner
Future plans: Katie’s plans for the future are to attend Winona State University in the fall for a major in nursing and a minor in Spanish. She plans to take her education further after four years but does not yet know what she would like to specialize in.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Katie enjoyed taking difficult classes to challenge herself and get her ready for college. She was also involved in soccer, Spanish Club and Prom Squad, which helped her make time to balance out homework and jobs.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Katie’s most memorable high school experience was Mrs. Mitzuk’s anatomy class because she loved all of the people in it and she is very interested in the medical field.

Jessica Klutch
Parents: Jenny and Dave Klutch
Future plans: Bleeding maroon and gold, Jessica will be attending the University of Minnesota this fall. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical profession.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Senior year Jessica developed her artistic skills in AP studio art and read several noteworthy novels in AP literature and composition. When she was not drawing or reading, she enjoyed studying the unique physiology of the human body for anatomy class. Outside of school Jessica served as a leader in the TIES program, continued her vice president position in Yellow Ribbon, and volunteered with the National Honor Society.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Jessica’s most memorable high school experiences resulted from getting involved in sports and participating in various extracurriculars. She will definitely miss the unique school spirit at football games and pep fests.

Evan Kraljic
Parents: John and Nancy Kraljic
Future plans: Evan will be attending the University of Minnesota next fall. His intended major is chemical engineering. After college, he would like to work as a chemical engineer but does not have a specific industry he is interested in yet.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Evan’s extracurricular activities in school include Spanish club and being a LINK leader. Out of school, Evan participated in house basketball and worked as a sales associate at Izod. He took AP literature and AP statistics as well as college physics and college Spanish his senior year.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Being on house team 904 was a memorable experience for Evan. It was enjoyable because he got to play the sport he loves on a team with a lot of his friends.

Jessica Langbehn
Parents: Esmeralda and Jeff Langbehn
Future plans: She plans on attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and finding a career that involves Spanish.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Jessica has been a part of many high school activities including LINK Crew, Prom Squad and band. She was the vice president of Spanish Club and co-captian of the girl’s basketball team her senior year.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Her most memorable high school experiences include prom, homecoming, Spanish class with Profe Hardtke/Randall, and meeting her lifelong friends.

Daniel Lucas
Parents: Mark and Judy Lucas
Future plans: Daniel’s plans for the future are to attend the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Daniel will pursue a finance degree and hopes to be able to start his own company after college. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Daniel focused on academics during his senior year and took challenging AP and college-level courses.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Daniel’s most memorable high school experience was growing closer to his friends over the course of high school. Daniel enjoyed the bonds he shared with his close friends.

Breezy Meyer
Parents: Samm and Todd Meyer
Future plans: Breezy will be attending the University of California at Santa Barbara in the fall and will be majoring in communication. She plans to become a wedding planner in California after college. She also wants to travel as much as possible for education, volunteering or just for fun.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Breezy was in three Advanced Placement classes this year including statistics, macroeconomics and literature. Her favorite class this year was either DECA 1 or Fashion Marketing 2. DECA was a very exciting part of Breezy’s senior year as well as Mock Trial, National Honor Society, SERVE and Link. She also had an amazing time making it to every varsity football game even if it was only for the last quarter.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Her most memorable high school experience was going to Perkins after the football games and having so much fun with her friends drinking hot chocolate and eating whipped cream. Those are wonderful memories because of the great friends she has.

Erik Nyquist
Parents: Lee and Kris Nyquist
Future plans: Erik is planning on attending the University of Northwestern and playing baseball next year while pursuing a career in chemical engineering.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Erik participated in varsity baseball while taking multiple AP and CIS classes, such as physics, statistics, English and Spanish.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Erik’s most memorable high school experience was playing baseball all four years. He enjoyed competing with his teammates.

Kari Radke
Parents: Gary and Linda Radke
Future plans: Kari is attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this fall to pursue her interest in chemical engineering. She will also run for the cross-country and track teams. She hopes to get a job creating environmentally friendly products after college.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Kari enjoyed being in AP chemistry and physics this past year. She has been involved in running varsity for the cross-country and track teams at ERHS. She also is in NHS.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Kari’s most memorable high school experience has been the time she has spent with her sports teams. The meets, practices and pasta dinners are all wonderful memories. The friends she has met through track and cross-country have made this the most special high school experience.

Olivia Rossi
Parents: Mark and Sharon Rossi
Future plans: Olivia will be attending Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She will initially major in biology and then apply for the clinical laboratory science program at the Mayo Clinic. Upon completion of the clinical laboratory program, Olivia would like to conduct clinical research in a laboratory or hospital environment to improve the lives of many patients.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Olivia participated in AP calculus, human anatomy, AP studio art, general coursework in government along with media literacy and contemporary literature. As a Link Leader this past year, Olivia was also a member of the National Honor Society, Yellow Ribbon and Spanish Clubs at Elk River High School and also participated in the Just For Kix Dance Program.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Olivia’s most memorable experience was being notified that she placed runner-up for grades 10-12 in the Scholastic MLK Day Poster drawing contest out of 4,000 in the entire United States. Her pencil drawing of Martin Luther King Jr. was highlighted during the ERHS Evening of the Arts event and was also documented in the Elk River Star Newspaper. This was a special honor for Olivia as the MLK print is now displayed in Washington, D.C., for the next year.

Isaac Schwab
Parents: Paul and Jody Schwab
Future plans: Isaac will be attending the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He plans to major in computer engineering.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Isaac was involved in a wide variety of activities throughout high school. This past year he played on the Elk River Varsity Hockey team, participated in DECA, National Honor Society, and took a variety of AP classes. Through his independent study, Isaac had the unique experience of working with the school’s first 3-D printer.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Isaac’s most memorable high school experience was playing in Hockey Day Minnesota 2014 at the Handke Pit. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for him, his team and the Elk River community. Teamwork was visible not only on the ice, but in all of the dedicated community members that made the day a huge success.

Grant Tesdahl
Parents: Brad and Jennifer Tesdahl
Future plans: Grant plans on attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison this fall to study engineering. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: During senior year, Grant was in many fast-paced classes such as AP chemistry, AP statistics, and advanced marketing. He also was highly involved in extracurricular activities by holding leadership roles in clubs such as the Class President of Student Council, Treasurer of the National Honor Society, and VP of Member Communications in DECA.
What was your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Grant’s most memorable high school experience was during his senior year pep fest, where he was elected as class president and announced the homecoming king. That day and his love for the senior class will never be forgotten.

Jonathan Tormoen
Parents: Todd and Lynne Tormoen
Future plans: Jonny plans on attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and major in computer science with a minor in mathematics.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Jonny took many difficult courses this year including three AP classes, one S2S class, and an independent study course for calculus BC. Jonny has also participated in many extra­curricular including cross-country running, cross-country skiing, track, golf, and Math Team.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Jonny’s most memorable high school experience was his senior year on the ski team when he skied in conference and later got to watch his teammates participate in the state race. This was a big accomplishment for Jonny as it was his last year on the team and he was good friends with the participants.

Sophia Zabee
Parents: Paul Zabee and Dawn Kultala
Future plans: Sophie plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She will major in nursing and wants to become a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: Over the past year, Sophie was involved in numerous activities. She took a difficult course load that included her favorite class, CIS human anatomy. Sophie also participated in National Honor Society, Spanish Club, LINK, speech, track and field, dance at P.S. Dance Studio and volunteered on the nursing floors at Fairview Hospital.
What as your most memorable high school experience? Why was it special? Sophie’s most memorable experience was participating in speech and track & field. She enjoyed the sections trip to Grand Rapids with her speech team. Sophie also liked spending time with her friends in track and competing in discus and shot put, especially at True Team State in 10th and 11th grade.

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