IB Senior Honors Night, Highland Park Senior High What are we celebrating? IB Diploma IB Honors 25 this year 38 this year 6 exams 4 exams Extended Essay Speech CAS CAS Sister Schools Karatu Provincial School, Karatu, Tanzania Unidad Educativa Santana, Cuenca, Ecuador Casvi School, Madrid, Spain Molly Westfield EE – Borderline Personality Disorder CAS – Hockey, WE Day Looking forward to college – Independence, New People Will attend – University of Minnesota, Duluth ‘Incisive Pragmatism’ Julia Watson EE – Languages and Spatial Reasoning CAS – Ballet, Math Tutoring, Link Crew Most valuable assignment – Extended Essay Will miss about HP – seeing her friends’ faces every day Will attend – University of Toronto ‘Imbued with Meaning’ Elliot Strand EE – Models for Affecting Climate Change Advice for underclassmen – ‘Do all your work. It will make you smarter’ Most valuable assignment – the EE Will attend – University of Wisconsin, Madison Utilitarian Soul Nandini Schneider EE – Narcissism in the Digital Age CAS – Minnesota Children’s Museum, dance, soccer Advice for underclassmen – You will have your ups and downs. Remain true to yourself, and don’t be afraid to try new things. Will attend – St Olaf College Individual Quest Sarah Rosen EE – Treating Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder CAS – Feline Rescue, NHS Favorite memory from Kindergarten – Bring your cat to school day Most valuable assignment – everything in Math Studies Will attend – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Lilting Intellect Lauren Riggs EE – Public Opinion on the effect on Vietnam Veterans CAS – Dance, Friendship Club Most valuable assignment – the EE Advice for parents – Make sure you are there for your kid, but allow them to make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes Will attend – Beloit College Resolute Delicacy Elowyn Pfeiffer EE – How the relationship between US Government and tribal communities affects access to services and right to a cultural identity? CAS – Friendship Club, Soccer, HP Sports Advice to all – Be a good person and enjoy what you do every day Will attend – Williams College Multifaceted Scholar Curtis Noecker EE – Benefits of music as therapy for Alzheimer’s CAS – Swimming, Music, Soccer Most valuable assignment – the EE Advice for underclassmen – Don’t worry about things if you can put them off to the last second. Will attend – St. John’s University Advocate of Veracity Lydia Newman-Heggie EE – Tadpoles and Turbulence, a study CAS – Skiing, Feline Rescue, Art Advice for teachers – Kids need to be creative – try to come up with as many artsy projects as possible Will attend – Oberlin College and Conservatory Steadfast Soul Irene Moskowitz EE – Searching for Exoplanets CAS – Widgiwagan, Humane Society, Piano Most valuable assignment – the EE Looking forward to college – Astrophysics classes Will attend – the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Literary Discoverer Jeremy Martin EE – Influence of Frederick Douglass’ writings on equality in the 19th century CAS – Highland Beats, NHS, Tutoring at church Favorite memory from Kindergarten – going to nationals for chess, bringing home the big trophy. ! Will attend – University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Authentic Thinker Jacob Marcott EE – Comics and Literary Devices CAS – Trumpet, Theater, Bass Advice for underclassmen – Never give up, never surrender Will attend – Gustavus Adolphus College Historic Intuition Nguyen Lu EE – How does sleep affect memory consolidation? CAS – STLF, United Hospital, track Looking forward to college – the academic and social freedoms Will miss about HP – the colorful personalities of the students and teachers Will attend – the U of M, Twin Cities, CBS Heartfelt Leadership Rachel Lindholm EE – Conspiracy Theories and Effect on History CAS – Yearbook, NHS, Link Crew Favorite memory from Kindergarten – watching caterpillars grow into butterflies Will miss about HP – the close community and the amazing teachers Will attend – U of M – TC Comprehensive Conceptualization Ian Landreau EE – Media Exposure of Presidential Scandals CAS – Cycles for Change, Soccer, NHS, Benstock Favorite memory from kindergarten – Rombo, rombo, rombo! Looking forward to college – the freedom Will attend – Gustavus Adolphus College Dauntless Discernment Anna La EE – Introversion, a disorder or trait? CAS – Volunteering at Regions Hospital Most valuable assignment – the EE Favorite memory from kindergarten – getting M&M’s from music class Will attend – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Adamant Rumination Kyle Hallock EE – Cyborgs CAS – Hockey, NHS, Music Advice for underclassmen – take school seriously and people will take you seriously Advice for teachers – grade harder Will attend – Boston university Trusts in Truth Andy Hallock EE – The effect of music on perception of gamers CAS – Friendship Club, Jazz Band, Benstock, Sports Looking forward to college – self directed learning Advice for teachers – Know your students, they appreciate you Will attend – Boston University Laconic Victory Rachel Graf EE – Minnesota Twin Study CAS – Kickboxing, Common Bond, Habitat for Humanity Looking forward to college – not getting up at an early hour Will attend – Coe College Quiet Triumph Chloe Fouilloux EE – Assessment of lakes pH levels in proportion from distance of Greenland’s Ice Sheet CAS – Walker Art Center Teen Council, Joint Science Education Project, Ski Team Will miss about HP – the relationships Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities, CBS Profound Sassiness Graciela Ferderer EE – Economic Change during the Nicaraguan Revolution CAS – Speech, Volunteering at the Guthrie Most valuable assignment – the EE Will attend – Lewis and Clark College Grace at the Global Scale Leslie Cruz EE – Immigration Policies and Historical Contexts CAS – Volunteering at EXPO and Anderson Schools Most valuable assignment – the EE Advice for teachers – set your guidelines the first day Will attend – still deciding Gentle Trailblazer Sofia Cerkvenik EE – Newspaper as Propaganda during Nazi Party Growth in the 1930’s CAS – Friendship Club, Soccer, Student Council Looking forward to college – Studying abroad! Don’t teach the class – teach the students Will attend – the U of M, Twin Cities Reserves of Brilliance Dyami Bryant EE – Adoption trends and racism in society, 1940-1990 CAS – Soccer, United Hospital Volunteering, BWCA Favorite memory from kindergarten – teacher using a puppet to teach us French Will attend – North Carolina Kind Sincerity Elana Breitenbucher EE – Historical specifics in Track and Field World record breaking situations CAS – Cross Country, NHS, Link Crew Most valuable assignment – the EE Looking forward to college – meeting new people who are interested in the same things as me Will attend – Drake University Authentic Consciousness Zoey Alch Honors speech – Dream Theory CAS – Dance, Tennis Advice for underclassmen – Don’t procrastinate! Getting things done on time let’s you enjoy yourself more. Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Thorough Grace George Atmore Honors speech – History of the Internet CAS – Nordic Skiing, BWCA trip Advice for underclassmen- Actually look at what matters for your future. Will attend – Beloit College Honest Sage Madison Ballis Honors Speech – Manatees and Habitat Deterioration CAS – Coaching Volleyball Will miss about HP – the amazing people, especially the teachers Advice for parents – don’t worry so much Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Genuine Inquiry Kelley Bunge Honors Speech – Analysis of Handwriting CAS – Rowing, United Hospital Volunteer Looking forward to college – meeting new people and becoming more independent! Will attend – U of M, CSE True Motivation Andrew Chung Honors Speech – Proportions in Space CAS – Track, Senior Class Council Advice for teachers – No Mercy! Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Unassuming Intellect Kendra Cisse Honors speech – Fluoridation of Public Water CAS – Dance Team Most valuable assignment – the personal project Advice for teachers – Make sure you don’t give up on your students Tenacious Idealist Elliott Cudak Honors speech – Polish Heritage CAS – Soccer, Habitat for Humanity Looking forward to – Living independently Will attend – Cornell College or UW, Eau Claire Chivalry and Jests David Duong Honors Speech – the War in Syria CAS – Tutoring Unpretentious Scholar Joe Dombro Honors Speech – Nuclear Weapons CAS – Football, Volunteering for Relay Favorite memory from kindergarten – making friends Will attend – Minnesota State University, Mankato Stoic Comedy Selena Erstad Honors Speech – Dancers as Athletes CAS – Link Crew, NHS, Dance Most valuable assignment – History Day Looking forward to college – studying abroad Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities, CFA/NR Joy of Learning Pader Fang Honors speech – Book Burnings CAS – Drawing and cooking Advice for teachers – Change your teaching to help all the kids to learn Will attend – Minneapolis College of Art and Design Deep Humor Elizabeth Farley Honors speech – Native American Stereotypes in American Media and its effects CAS – Robotics and Crochet Will attend – University of Minnesota, Duluth The World in Images Lionel Fuentes Honors speech – Music CAS – Guitar, Volunteering at the Walker Looking forward to college – beginning a new chapter in life Will attend – Minneapolis Community Technical College Unique Insight Hussein Gabdille Honors speech – Romanticism in art CAS – Friendship Club, Art Most valuable assignment – Monthly art pieces Will attend – Lakeland College Glorious Wisdom Natalia Gaytan Honors Speech – Orca Whales is Captivity CAS – Volunteering at Sholom Home, teaching pottery to children Looking forward to college – meeting more people with different perspectives Will attend – College of St Benedict Forthright Intuition Mikaela Gerdes Honors Speech – Social Media in our lives Actuality of Vision Thao Ha Honors speech – Human Trafficking CAS – Dance Team Favorite memory from kindergarten – Visiting the planetarium – I loved the planets and stars. Will attend – University of Northern Iowa Steely Grace Pablo Helm Hernandez Honors Speech – Chimpanzees and their rights CAS – Link Crew, Walker Art Center volunteer Looking forward to college – learning what I want to do with my future Will attend – MCTC Independent Divination Laura Jopp Extended Essay – Nature vs Nurture – What determines a person’s moral judgment CAS – Photography, Math Team, MITY Advice for underclassmen – Challenge yourselves!! Will Attend – Beloit College Ironic Seriousness Carson Kaskel Honors Speech – the design and concept of the ball, as it has affected history CAS – Music, Volunteering Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Values Knowledge Tarik Kidane Honors speech – History of Eritrea CAS – STLF, United Hospital, Link Crew Favorite memory from kindergarten – graduating and getting popsicles Will attend – University of St Thomas Bouyant Ideas Devin Krautkremer Honors speech – Concussions CAS – STLF, Salvation Army, Sports Looking forward to college – all of the class options Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Quiet Determination Severin Linehan Honors Speech – History of Influenza Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Observant Sensibility Alexia Maceda Honors Speech – Black Holes CAS – CLUES – Youth in Action! Advice for teachers – ask for student suggestions when in doubt Will attend – Hamline University Determined Discovery Adrian Miller Honors speech – Polar Bears and Habitat CAS – Basketball Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Levity of Spirit Emma Muter Extended Essay – The Psychology of Cats Guitar, Volleyball, Feline Rescue Advice for parents – Your support is very valuable to us Will attend – St Olaf College Formidable Consciousness Temesen Ogbazghi Honors Speech – Biological basis of Attraction CAS – STLF, Link Crew Will miss about HP – the close connection with friends and overall the freedom of not being in the real world just yet Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Charismatic Expression Charles Patterson Honors speech – Solar power CAS – Music Individual View Katherine Pikula Honors speech – Theory of Mind CAS – Tix for Tots, Stages Theater Advice for underclassmen – work out that procrastination bug – it kills you later! Will Attend – MCTC Thinking on a larger scale Noah Rahn Honors speech – Physics of Track Bicycle Racing CAS – Sports Favorite memory from kindergarten – being free on the playground Will attend – University of Wyoming Steadfast Thinker Xochitl Rodriguez Honors speech – the Dream Act CAS – Youth in Action lobbying Earnest Change Agent Mario Sanchez Honors speech – Aging CAS – Volunteering at church, Football Will attend – U of W, Eau Claire Joy of Living Anna Shewmaker Honors speech – History of Autopsies Advice for underclassmen – don’t fall behind on homework Will attend – Drake University True to Herself Ben Slattery Honors Speech – Air Pollution in China CAS – Volunteering at United Hospital, Basketball Advice for teachers – Don’t schedule big assignments/tests on the same day Will attend – UCLA Thoughtful Quests Nathan Smelker Honors speech – Jazz Drumming CAS – Loaves and Fishes, Sports Most valuable assignment – Fuel Cell/Solar car in Engineering class Will attend – Knox College Pragmatic Seeker Nebiy Testfaldet Honors speech – Diabetes CAS – Soccer, Volunteering at church and school Will miss about HP – the people, plus being able to dance on the stage. My second home Will attend – MCTC True Heart Lydia Thompson Honors speech – Serial Killers- biological characteristics CAS – Children’s Museum volunteer, Volleyball Advice for teachers – Always push students to do their absolute best Will attend – ST Olaf College Attentive Soul Thu Hang Tran Honors speech – Piracy off Somalia CAS – Link Crew and NHS Favorite memory from kindergarten – playing with the salamander, taking naps Will attend – U of M, Twin Cities Positive Force Abigail Winecke Honors speech – Archetypes in Harry Potter CAS – Soccer, Mission trips, NHS Favorite memory from kindergarten – on the last day my teacher gave me a poster that read ‘caring’ and told me that word represented who I am. Will attend – Wheaten? St Ben’s? Fastidious Acumen Theme Songs Abby – ‘All you need it love’ Natalia – ‘I wonder’ Nandini – ‘Appreciated’ Lio – ‘ADHD’ Nebiy – ‘Now or Never’ Eliz – ‘Ganstas’ Paradise’ Lydia – ‘Sooner or Later’ Selena – ‘Just Dance’ Nathan – ‘Love Syrup’ Andrew – ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Ben – ‘Lie in our Graves’ Kelley – ‘Goddess’ Noah – ‘Play it again’ Madison – ‘Hakuna Matata’ Emma – ‘Skinny Love’ Zoey – The Barney Theme Song Alexia – ‘Exo-Politics Elana – ‘Bubble Butt’ Laura – ‘I believe I can fly’ Dyami – ‘Wonder’ Thao – ‘Daydreamin’ Sofia – ‘I was here’ Theme songs Graciela – ‘U.N.I.T.Y’ Jacob – ‘Maybe partying will help’ Chloe – ‘Popcorm’ Jeremy – ‘The Man’ Rachel – ‘Bad Reputation’ Irene – ‘the Big Bang theme song’ Andy – ‘Are we there yet?’ Lydia – ‘Go your own way’ Kyle – ‘Area Codes’ Curtis – ‘Let it go’ Anna – ‘Thug Story’ Sarah – ‘Not Afraid’ Ian – ‘My heart will go on’ Elliot – ‘Pick up the pieces’ Rachel – ‘Good Life’ Julia – ‘I love college’ Nguyen – ‘Gotta keep your head Molly – ‘Let’s see how far we’ve up’’ come’ To a lovely exam season and end of school!