Wednesday, February 12, 2014
California Senior Spotlight
By Sydni Reuter
Alexx Matthew Lewis is the son of Russ Lewis and Michelle Sontag.
Alexx’s favorite school activities are football, track and announcing basketball games. He has many wonderful achievements. In both 2012 and 2013, Alexx was named to the all-state football first team. He was a Co-Mo Electric Youth Tour Winner in 2012. Also, he was voted Homecoming king his senior year.
Alexx’s favorite memory in high school is beating Blair Oaks on Homecoming in 2012.
“We hadn’t beaten them in five or six years, so that was a milestone,” said Alexx. “And, that win sealed a conference championship for us.”
What he will miss most about high school is his friends and high school athletics, as well as certain teachers. He will also miss the Pinto Pride shown throughout the community.
Alexx thinks speech has been the most beneficial class because it has prepared him for public speaking later on in his life. He plans on attending college to play football and get a major in criminal analysis.
Alexx is a member of the United Church of Christ and Boy Scout Troop 120.
Brock David Baquet is the son of Gregory and Patricia Baquet.
His favorite activities are shooting guns and riding Harleys. What Brock will miss most in his community are his friends.
Brock thinks Ag Construction is the most beneficial class because it builds skills for the work force.
He works at Bonecutter Body Shop and is unsure about what his future holds.
Dustin Paul Forsythe is the son of Becky Forsythe and Ed Forsythe.
Dustin’s favorite school activities are playing football, being in FFA and watching basketball. His proudest achievements are lettering in football and all the FFA awards that he has earned.
Dustin’s favorite memory of high school is his junior year when the football team beat Blair Oaks.
Dustin is involved in First Baptist Church, and he also works at Cook’s farm.
His thing about California is actually knowing almost everybody in it.
Dustin’s plans after high school are going to Linn Tech to become a heavy equipment operator, and he hopes to get on with Lehman’s Construction.
Tristan Joseph Oppermann is the son of Andy and Julie Oppermann.
Tristan’s favorite activities are band, choir, and DECA. His proudest achievements are district band, district choir, and Lions band.
Instrumental Tech is the most beneficial class for Tristan because it gives him extra time to practice his tuba. His plan after high school is to go to Springfield to get his masters in music to be a band teacher.
His favorite memory of high school is when Gavin Pickering mistook April Shaw as Dakota Harris.
Tristan is a part of Lebanon Baptist Church, plays with the Community Band, and works at McDonald’s. He appreciates living in a small and safe town.
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