Taylor Hensler, senior, mentors Joseph Zheng, sophomore, in their fifth hour Art Fundamentals class as
part of the Buddy Program. This is Hensler’s second year participating. “I enjoy mentoring [students] and
giving them the same experiences I had because they’re the same as us.”
In Life After High School, Abby Schriever, seniors, assists Deepanwita Pasumarti, sophomore, in making
their own pizza. In this class, students buddy with peers who receive Special School District services as
they cook and do other activities that will benefit them after high school. “Whenever I have a bad day,
it’s so refreshing to be in the class because everyone is so positive,” Schriever said. “I love working with
Sophomores Sean Van Rems and Christian Springer participate in a lab in Cathy Robertson’s fifth hour
Chemistry class. It was the first lab of the year and their first interactive experience in the class. “I am a
more hands on learner,” Springer said. “Rather than sitting in class, I like being in the lab.”
Sophomores Noelle Gratzer and Maria McAdamis laugh as they eat their lunch in the Commons on Aug.
21, one of the first B days of the year. Both girls said they enjoy catching up and having fun at lunch
because they don’t have any classes together. “I’m pretty sure some tea was being spilled,” Gratzer said.
Sitting on the stage, students in the Studio Directing class write out silent scenes. “Everyone was really
concentrating on writing their best,” Zoe Ellis, senior, said.
Makiah McKee, freshman, paints in Abbey Gradle’s Art Fundamentals class the second week of school.
She finished the project two weeks later. “I think it’s been really fun so far,” McKee said.
Writing chemical equations, sophomores Eric Hanson, Ava Krause, Ryan Dearmond, Dennis
Sheynkerman work together in Ed Bolton’s Honors Chemistry class. As the first lab of the school year,
they were mixing chemicals together to see their reactions. “Take your time with things or else they may
or may not explode,” Hanson said.
Jason Winter, choir director, leads the fifth hour Chorale choir in singing “See You Again” on Aug. 28.