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Class of 2019 Final Thoughts….

Avolio, Annabelle

Alma College

“Some people say, “Never let them see you cry,” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.

Bennett, Elle

United States Military Academy at West Point

“Few words, many thoughts, and a world to experience”

Bileth, Ashley

Attending Central Michigan University to pursue a doctorate in psychiatry

“To the moon and back”

Braun, Jimmy

Attending Michigan State University

Calveneau, Zach

Hope College

“I ain’t gonna be here next year” -Magic Johnson

Dettmann, Carson

Getting a job in the field of autobody

“You have a life to live, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”

Dobson, Lucy

A semester abroad in South America with Pacific Discovery

“Put a bird on it” -Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman

Dunham, Emily

Attend GRCC to study Dental Hygiene and continue working.

“I see the future in my plans” -Trippie Redd

Dylenski, Lindsey

“Kim, there’s people that are dying” -Kourtney Kardashian

Northern Michigan University

Francis, Danson

Attend Grand Valley State University

“When in doubt wear a bandana”.

Hall, Taylor


“Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright.” – Bob Marley

Hamid, Nadir

Attend Michigan State University

“Cherish your moments in high school because you never know when someone will snap their fingers and you will end up as dust.”

Henkel, Sophie


“Stay In School, Don’t Do Drugs, Eat Your Teeth” -Me when I was tired

Herron, Hannah

Central Michigan University

“Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows but a good amount of it is.”

Herschleb, Andrea

Major in Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University

“The Office, season 6, episode 1, minute 15:23”

Hinman, Ethan

Attend Michigan State University

“Remember, the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe – eat cake.”

Holman, Soraya

Attending GRCC

“Ball till I fall”

Huizing, Phoebe

Studying physics at GVSU

“What’s she doing? Her best!”

Kloostra, Erin

Attending the University of Vermont to study engineering

Langridge, Alexander

Attending GRCC

“Every journey must have an end this is just one of many ends to come in are lives!”

Linn, Olivia

Attending the University of Wisconsin to study business

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” -Dr. Suess

MacLachlan, Ceci

Attending MSU to study forestry

McCready, David

Attending college

“We was young, and we was dumb, but we had heart” -Tupac Shakur

McNutt, Alyse

Attend Los Angeles College of Music

“Stay weird beautiful people”

Miller, Ryan

Grand Valley State University where I will double major in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Human Rights.

“What you have done is nothing compared to what you can do” – Grant Cardone

Moore, Lilia

Bridge Street Missions School

Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information. -Michael Scott

Moore, Taylor

Taking business classes

“If you stay calm and take high school day by day then you can make it through without even realizing that time is flying by.”


Muldoon, Ethan

Gap year to play rugby and make money for college

“And Jesus said to Moses…”

Perschbacher, Tyler


“If your brain doesn’t hurt, you’re not doing it right.” Mr. Tanis

Pfeiffle, Kennedy

Attending GVSU

“Hashtag excited.” -Schmidt from New Girl

Raterink, Alan

Attend Calvin College to study engineering, computer science, and political science. He hopes to own and grow his family business in the future, and pursue his dream of becoming a United States Senator.

“Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it[….] I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” – Abraham Lincoln

Resch, Trinity

Attend Olivet University

“If you can fly, don’t stop at the sky, cause there’s footprints on the moon” -Owl City


Rohne, Kevin

Major in Computer Science & Chinese at Michigan State University

“Where is my team?!?”

Russell, Logan

To go and attend GRCC for 2 Years, then attend Ferris State University

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Simonson, Tyler

Attending MSU for Automotive Engineering

“Meat cooked in a crock pot is tender.”

Sleeman, Gabi

Attend MSU to study environmental science

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Sypniewski, Jane

Studying at Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame

“Live más.”

Westrick, Thomas

Attending the University of Michigan

“They don’t think it be like it is, but it do” – Nadir Hamid


Williams, Madeline

I am going to Northern Michigan University to study writing

“Stick it to The Man.” – Jack Black “School of Rock”

Wittlinger, Isaac

Attending CMU

“Hoppin’ off a jet, to a cheque, to a jet-ski” – Kodak Black


Zheng, Alex

Graduate college in Arizona

“Careful what you cling to, for the shards of the past can still cut.”

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