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Senior Spotlights

As the year comes to an end, the class of 2024 heads in different directions. But, before they go, it only feels right to give some seniors an opportunity to share about themselves. Five chosen seniors have lots of things to share, and whether you’re a fellow senior or an underclassmen you’ll find that these seniors all have something enlightening to read about. The answers of every senior to these questions makes everyone unique and great to get to know! 

Sophie Lewinski

Q: What is your favorite animal?

A: “My favorite animal is probably a hairless cat.”

Q: What are your ins and outs of senior year?

A: “In : graduating. Out: schoolwork.”

Q: Are you going anywhere this summer?  

A: “For my 18th birthday I am going to Poland because in Poland your 18th birthday is like a sweet sixteen here, we will have a big party and I am very excited. We will also go visit landmarks and museums.”

Q: Any last shout outs?

       A: “Allison Locke, Bree Vos, and Mr. Clack”


Leia Dressler

Q: What’s your favorite concert you have been to?

A: “My favorite concert has to be Tyler the Creator.” 

Q: Do you play any sports?
A: “Lacrosse!” 

Q: What are your ins and outs of senior year?

A: “In: senior events and fun new opportunities. Out: advisory.”

Q: Any last shoutouts? 

A: “Anna Waterstredt and Mr.Anderson”


Braxton Sipes 

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A: “My favorite movie of all time is ‘The Princess Bride’ and the greatest movie of all time is ‘Dune 2’”

Q: What are your ins and outs of senior year?

A: “In: sports outs: AP Chem”

Q: If you could travel anywhere would you go?

A: “Anywhere? Turn 3 at the Michigan international speedway.”

Q: Any last shout outs?

A: “Lauren Jensen, Nolan Till, and Mr. Hamlin”


 Matthew Matola

 Q: What is your favorite animal?

 A: “I’d say my favorite has to be the rat. I like how resourceful they are, I like how they can exist in a number of environments.”

  Q: What are your plans for next year?

  A:  “I’m currently planning on enrolling at the University of Michigan as a political science major and then maybe transferring within the university to become a public policy major in my sophomore year.

Q: What are your ins and outs of senior year?

A: “Senior year is very busy of course but I’d say make sure that you take time both to enjoy all the activities of senior year and all the clubs and extracurriculars. I think senior years really important to even maybe give yourself a harder course load so you can get used to     what it will be like for college.”

   Q: Any last shoutouts? 

A: “Thank you to RATS, the lights and sound crew!”


Jo Devine

Q: What’s your favorite animal?

A: “My favorite animal recently has been a komodo dragon because I didn’t know they could get up to 250 pounds!”

Q: What are your ins and outs of senior year?

A: “Ins are really great teachers, trying to get more involved/school spirit, and Sam Klonke’s Wednesdays Wisdoms. Out is my HL essay.”

Q: What’s your favorite pastime? 

A: “I love to draw and paint and I love music. I listen to it all the time, playing instruments, like the drums and guitar and doing homework at Desert Oasis or Atomic Coffee.”

Q: What are you most looking forward to doing in 2024?

A: “I might be going to Colorado which is cool. My family never really   does big trips so I’m super excited.”

Q: Any last shoutouts? 

A: “Ms. Lee, Liv Fox, Max Willey, Ava Paananen, Molly Dingman, Mr Morgan, and Mr. Miller.”

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Sama Sahib
Sama Sahib, Reporter
Hi! My name is Sama and I’m a Sophomore this year. I’m really excited to improve my writing this year and collaborate with other people. When I’m not at school, I’m reading, at the gym, listening to music, or watching my favorite comfort show ever Gilmore Girls! I love to learn new things and I’m excited to improve my skills this year!
Natalie Keveney
Natalie Keveney, Reporter
Hi my name is Natalie and I am a junior. I am part of the staff at The Acorn as well as a part of the lacrosse team and Interact club. I love being involved with new things! In my free time I love reading and spending time with friends and family. I am super excited for this year and to see what’s to come!

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