As a dedicated member of a cappella, the current secretary of the German National Honor Society and a proud, four-year, Gold Renaissance Award winner, senior Noah Braun surely squeezed as much experience out of high school as possible.
Senior Erica Magee has her future mapped out: in 10 years she plans to be a physicist.
“I have always found science interesting. I started to imagine myself doing science as a career in eight and ninth grade,” said Magee.
“The fear of failure, or of being judged, or of getting hurt will always be inside you, but you’ll never know if you don’t try… I would never have grown into the person I am now if I hadn’t just taken that first terrifying leap. I can’t promise it’ll be easy, but I can promise it’ll be worth it,” senior Sophie Blake said.
Three main categories could be used to describe senior Owen Mitchell’s overarching high school involvement: music, academics and volunteer work. With the range of his extracurriculars, his high school experience proved true to being well rounded.
Senior Justin Barker is a well known student at the high school, mostly for his academic success, and his achievements such as being recognized as a National Merit Semi Finalist, and a top 100 Missouri Scholar.
“I kinda do a lot of activities. I’m involved in GNHS (German National Honor Society) president, Tri-M as historian, NHS, robotics as team captain, Statesmen Symphony, and I was also in STUCO and history club until I was diagnosed with epilepsy and had to drop some things,” Tetreault said over email.
Sarah Ahrens is a graduating senior. Ahrens has won a Top Hat Award, is a candidate for the Eagle Award and has been on STUCO since she was a sophomore.
If any word could describe Anthony Phiffer, it would be “leader.” Whether it be in the classroom or on the basketball court, he has demonstrated leadership to fellow students, teachers and coaches.
Senior and Eagle Award nominee Kolby Cunningham is known for the positive impact she makes on others.
I’ve tried not to consider myself a very emotional person but, as I’m looking back on all of the memories I’ve had in our school it makes it hard not to cry. I can’t tell if it’s out of sadness or happiness but I think it is both.
I’ll start with saying hello! My name is Jaden Fields, and I’m the one who takes a lot of sports pictures and writes some stories and whatnot. You may recognize me from nervously asking if I can interview someone in your class, or distributing an Echo copy to your classroom.
Commencement speaker for the class of 2021’s graduation was senior Jaden Fields.
“As far as extracurriculars go, I’ve become part of APAC (Asian Pacific Awareness Committee/Asian Pacific American Community), gardening club, Interact, film club, FEMCO, history club, [and] scholar bowl,” senior Zoe DeLay said.
Of all the clubs she’s a part of, she started two.
I guess I will start here: freshman year Maeve would be very surprised to see me on the Echo now, and especially as print editor.
With this year being filled with a steady flow of uncertainty and constant questioning, one thing became apparent to me and that was the importance of authentic journalism being prioritized.
Like most Echo assignments, I procrastinated writing this until the very last second, partly because I have no idea how to start it and partly because I don’t want to go. How do I properly say, “Goodbye” to the program that gave my high school career purpose, that gave me and so many students a voice?