Wednesday, January 22, 2014
California Senior Spotlights
By Dylan Norton
Johnathan Frederick Trachsel is the son of John and Jan Trachsel.
JT’s favorite school activities are playing on the baseball team, FFA and DECA.
His proudest honors include making National Honor Society, receiving first team all-district and all-conference honors in baseball his junior year, and being crowned Barnwarming King as a freshman.
JT’s favorite high school memory is of his district baseball game against Centralia his junior year where he hit two home runs, a double, and had eight RBIs.
“Marketing I with Mrs. Potter has been my most beneficial class because it helped me gain knowledge on how to successfully run a business,” said JT.
Outside of school JT is a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, and he is a farmhand on Keith Fletcher’s farm. He also enjoys hunting, horseback riding and hanging out with friends.
“I will miss seeing my friends on a daily basis the most,” said JT, “I will miss knowing all the familiar faces and talking to the people throughout the community.
After high school JT plans on attending Moberly Area Community College before transferring to the University of Missouri for an Ag Business degree.
Libby Marie Martin is the daughter of Lori Martin and Ronnie Martin.
Her favorite school activities are FFA, Sounds of Joy and NHS.
Libby’s proudest achievements include earning all-conference and all-district in track, being crowned Homecoming queen and being elected President of the FFA Chapter.
“My favorite memory in high school was my first year in FFA when we went to the National Convention,” Libby said. “I will miss being in FFA the most.”
“Mrs. Barr’s Dual Credit Public Speaking/ Speech class has been my most beneficial class because it has taught me to write papers well and how to present in front of people. I feel prepared for college after taking her class,” said Libby.
Outside of school Libby attends the Oakland Baptist Church and works at Greg Steck, DVM Veterinary Clinic.
Libby said, “I am going to miss how supportive the community of California is. In everything I do, I know this community supports it.”
Libby plans to attend the University of Missouri to get into the veterinarian program where she plans to major in veterinary medicine with a minor in chemistry. She hopes to become a veterinarian.
Cole Robert George is the son of Brenda George and Bill George.
Cole’s favorite school activities are the sports: basketball, football, and golf.
His proudest honors include earning the Hardest Worker Award in basketball, the Most Improved award in golf, and being confirmed into the Annunciation Catholic Church.
Cole’s favorite high school memory is going 13-1 in football his junior year.
“Speech has been my most beneficial class because it helps me get over my public speaking fear,” said Cole.
“The biggest part of the community I will miss the most after high school is playing football every Friday night,” Cole said.
Cole plans on attending an A+ school for two years after graduation, then going to the University of Missouri to get a degree in physical therapy.
Randall Charles Allee is the son of Craig and Tammy Allee.
Randy’s favorite school activities are baseball and FFA.
“Mr. Grotzinger’s class has been the most beneficial because he always helped me understand my homework,” said Randy.
Outside of school he is a member of the High Point Baptist Youth Group, and he also enjoys horseback riding. He works for Hilltop Farms and Wildcat Hill Turkey Farm.
Randy said, “I will miss knowing all the familiar faces and people throughout the town, as well as hanging out with my friends.”
After graduation Randy plans on attending Linn State Technical College.
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