Class of 2021 reflects on final year of high school

Disclaimer: Answers were collected via email and personal interviews between April 12 and May 6. Answers received by press time of May 6 were included. All submissions were subject to editing to ensure journalism ethics were met.

High School is four years long. That’s four years full of experiences, opportunities, achievements, fallbacks, and everything in between. For this special senior issue of the Milestone, I asked each senior in the class of 2021 the same six questions: What would the theme song for your senior year be? Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Best advice for underclassmen? One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Favorite hallway at McNick? One word to describe your senior year?

Here are their responses:

Clara Arnold:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Noble’s AP Lang class

Best advice for underclassmen? “Take every opportunity you can. High school really is over in the blink of an eye, and it’s hard to realize that when you’re in the midst of it.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? My friend group

Favorite hallway at McNick? Ms. Gaskins’ hall

One word to describe your senior year? Impactful

Daniel Auxier:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Mulvey, Mr. Stricker, and Mrs. Herndon

Best advice for underclassmen? Have fun and live in the moment

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cemetery clean-up

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Eye-opening

Clay Badylak:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Springsteen” by Eric Church

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Architecture with Ms. Gaskins

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t take your time here for granted

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Being a team captain for both Football and Baseball

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Optimistic

Ayden Bailey:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Brass Monkey” by Beastie Boys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Morality with Mr. Roflow

Best advice for underclassmen? “Reach out and talk to people [be]cause you’d be amazed [at] how much you have in common, even if it isn’t obvious.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Swag

Sofia Barton:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? Pop

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “All but a few”

Best advice for underclassmen? “You have to be open to make friends”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Soccer

One word to describe your senior year? “END”

Vinny Beiser:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? World Religions with Ms. Davis

Best advice for underclassmen? Join the wrestling team!

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Wrestling

Favorite hallway at McNick? Ceramics hall

One word to describe your senior year? Funky

Luke Boeckman:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Upside Down” by Jack Johnson

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker and Mrs. Tumser

Best advice for underclassmen? “Use your time wisely, take advantage of every moment, high school flies by.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Being a Kairos leader

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Evan Bolin:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Principles of Business with Mr. Orlando

Best advice for underclassmen? Worry about the consequences later

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Volleyball

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Fun

Isabella Bonner:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Architecture

Best advice for underclassmen? “Be yourself and do what is going to bring you the most joy, you only get so much time so spend it wisely and make the most out of it.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Architecture and Ceramics

Favorite hallway at McNick? Convent stairs

One word to describe your senior year? “Something.”

Nathan Braig:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Dalton’s AP Calculus class

Best advice for underclassmen? “Just have fun with not having as many responsibilities before you go to college and start life.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Ambassadors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Exciting

Boyd Bramble:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Music Appreciation with Mr. Nance

Best advice for underclassmen? “Live in the moment.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Be as involved in Kairos as I was

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Eye-opening

Ella Brokamp:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “We’re All In This Together” from High School Musical

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Architecture with Ms. Gaskins

Best advice for underclassmen? “Be open to trying new things because you can have some great experiences doing new activities that you never thought you would enjoy.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Lauden Brooks:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Gillming

Best advice for underclassmen? Take risks

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Be as involved in Kairos as I was

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Meredith Burgess:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ms. Davis

Best advice for underclassmen? Turn your work in on time

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Painting

Favorite hallway at McNick? Junior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Busy

Nick Carter:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” by Pink Floyd

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “Dalton – calculus because that’s my boy.”

Best advice for underclassmen? “Make friends with your teachers it makes everything easier.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Men’s Dance Team

Favorite hallway at McNick? “Senior obvi”

One word to describe your senior year? “Brazy”

Grace Carville:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “I’m Just A Kid” by Simple Plan

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Sophomore year Spanish class with Mr. Munda

Best advice for underclassmen? If you’re thinking about doing something, just go for it; don’t hesitate.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Playing tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Fast

Nick Clark:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Time” by Pink Floyd

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Music Appreciation with Mr. Nance

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t wish away time. One day you will wake up and realize it’s almost over.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? CREW/Student Leadership Team

Favorite hallway at McNick? The straight shot from Royal’s room to the cafe bathrooms.

One word to describe your senior year? Unpredictable

Caden Conrad:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Levitating” (feat. DaBaby) by Dua Lipa

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Music Appreciation

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t let this year ruin the next!”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Service leadership team

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Adventure

Lauren Cox:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “If You Don’t Call” by Sol

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Teacher: Mrs. Dill Class: Creative Writing

Best advice for underclassmen? “Get to know the people in your classes. Depending on the classes you take, you’ll have classes with mostly the same people all four years, and you can meet some of your best friends that way.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cross country; I had never run cross country until high school, and now I’m running cross country in college.

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway supremacy

One word to describe your senior year? Formative

Claire Crawford:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “More Than a Woman” by Bee Gees

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Video editing

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t stress and remember time goes by quick

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Study Abroad

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway One word to describe your senior year? Awesome

Katie Cueto:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Young, Dumb, and Broke” by Khalid

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? English or Creative Writing, Mrs. Herndon and Mr. Mulvey

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Reaching out can be a little uncomfortable but it’s so worth it.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? We have been writing pen-pal letters in SAIL which I definitely didn’t expect

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Memorable

Madeline Daley:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Turn Back Time” by Derivakat

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker’s Modern World or Mr. Munda’s Spanish II Honors

Best advice for underclassmen? “Show up for your school and classmates- it doesn’t matter if you don’t know anyone or if you are shy and doubting if you should go to the football game or the musical- go anyway. Be the loudest in the student section, tryout for football, be the one who shows up to band concerts, go to the club meeting that you would rather skip. Don’t get to senior year and regret that you weren’t there when your team goes to state or that you never tried out for the musical.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? “I knew I would get involved in cheer but I never intended to make friends on the team- turns out it took me until senior year, but now I am really close with some of them and I wish I would have actually talked at practice before this year.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Unmatched

Jack Dause:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “We Are The Champions” by Queen

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Music Appreciation with Mr. Nance

Best advice for underclassmen? Grades aren’t everything. Have fun and play sports

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Basketball

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Underwhelming

Bella Dawson:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Theology department teachers and art class

Best advice for underclassmen? Get to know your teachers and stay on top of things

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Hands Across Campus

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Freeing

Lainey Doggett:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. T, Mrs. Goines, Mrs. Rupp, and Mrs. Sandmann

Best advice for underclassmen? Take every chance you get, because you never know when it will be your last

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cooking Club

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Challenging

Gavin Duffy:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “A Thousand Bad Times” by Post Malone

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “Mr. Stricker and my mod world class.”

Best advice for underclassmen? “Talk to your teachers, they are real people.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Mardi Gras Court

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Cool

Abbie Durham:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Gardner- She challenged me and my art but in the end she showed me how to express myself.

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t take anything for granted and do what makes you happy.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Yearbook. I always knew I liked photography but never explored design until I got to yearbook and imminently had an eye for it and fell in love with it. My classmates and teacher realized it as well and now I am the editor-in-chief.

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Amazing

Haven Dwyer:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Office Aid with Mrs. Tumser

Best advice for underclassmen? Be yourself

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Being a Kairos leader

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Awesome

Evan Economou:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Home” by Phillip Phillips

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Music Appreciation with Mr. Nance

Best advice for underclassmen? Step out of your comfort zone. Get to know new people every day.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Service leadership team

Favorite hallway at McNick? Junior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Unforgettable

Anna Eiser:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “It’s Not The Same Anymore” by Rex Orange County

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “I will miss all of my teachers so much, so it’s hard to pick one. A personal favorite was sophomore year anatomy class, I had the best lab group ever (shoutout Anna Ferris and Evan Brunot) and it really peaked my interest in the science field.”

Best advice for underclassmen? “In terms of friends, look for quality not quantity.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? “I joined cross country my junior year and it was my first time ever running distances like that. I fell in love with the sport and credit it heavily to my confidence increasing over the last 2 years.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? I remember thinking the glass hallway was the coolest thing as a freshman, so I would say that is my favorite. I love the decor that Student Council does!

One word to describe your senior year? Growth

Jasmine Elam:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Good Old Days” by Macklemore, Kesha

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Naumann’s Modern World

Best advice for underclassmen? Take your grades seriously but don’t make it the only thing you care about.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Mentors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Freshman hall

One word to describe your senior year? Crazy

Jack Engle:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Let it Happen” by Tame Impala

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Munda’s Spanish II class

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t be someone you’re not, because there are people here who will accept you for you.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Volleyball

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Surprising

Molly Ennis:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “My Stress” by NF

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Gardner’s AP Photography class

Best advice for underclassmen? “Be the person you’d want to be friends with. In other words, don’t be the person that makes others question their self-worth. High school is a tough time, help others get through it as well, but also enjoy your 4 years!”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Ambassadors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Long

Meredith Evans:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Life’s a Mess” by Juice WRLD

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Rupp

Best advice for underclassmen? “Good luck, half of it is useless.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Rough

Jack Everhart:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow

Best advice for underclassmen? Have fun while it lasts

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Swim team

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Weird

Marian Favro:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ms. Gaskins

Best advice for underclassmen? Do your work

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Softball

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Exhausting

Gabe Fellerhoff:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Engineering

Best advice for underclassmen? Work hard

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cross country

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Fun

Bryce Fisher:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Gym class with Mr. Monahan

Best advice for underclassmen? C’s get degrees

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Ski Club

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Peter Fitzpatrick:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Atlantic City” by The Band

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Corbett

Best advice for underclassmen? Make new friends

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Mixed Media

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? New

Sam Fortin:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Don’t Think It Over” by Her’s

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Gillming’s Video Editing class

Best advice for underclassmen? “Start appreciating your time now before it’s too late.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Ambassadors

Favorite hallway at McNick? “Theology Hall (good people)”

One word to describe your senior year? “Glo-Up”

Emily Friend:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Office Aid with Mrs. Tumser

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t be afraid to reach out

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Be as involved with Kairos as I was

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Changing

Olivia Gagliardo:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Empire State of Mind” by JAY-Z, Alicia Keys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Daly

Best advice for underclassmen? “Take every opportunity.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cooking Club

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Crazy

Will Garvin:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? AP Government

Best advice for underclassmen? “High School isn’t automatically the best 4 years. Putting yourself out there is the bravest things you can do.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? “Senior hallway, because it is home to Social Studies, which is my favorite subject, and my favorite teacher, Randy Royal.”

One word to describe your senior year? Journey

Aimee Gauger:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “I Lived” by One Republic

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker or Band with Mr. Nance

Best advice for underclassmen? “Branch out, make different friends. These four years go by fast, live in the moment.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Crazy

Gus Gibbons:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Herndon

Best advice for underclassmen? Stop annoying the seniors

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Volleyball

One word to describe your senior year? Messy

Nic Gilg:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Fight For Your Right” by Beastie Boys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Esz

Best advice for underclassmen? Live in the moment, enjoy the time here that you are given

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Doing as much service, or being super into Kairos

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Swag

Liz Granlund:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! At The Disco

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ms. G in Ceramics and my AP Bio class with Mrs. Lest

Best advice for underclassmen? “Have fun and take every opportunity you have to create memories with your friends.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Taking photos at sporting events

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Quick

Frances Granlund:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Home” by Phillip Phillips

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Band

Best advice for underclassmen? “Enjoy your time doing what you like to do. Try not to overload yourself and just enjoy your time and who you are with.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Theatre

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Bittersweet

Maggie Haap:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “More Than a Woman” by Bee Gees

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? “Always remember to be kind to yourself and others!”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Theatre

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Unpredictable

Riley Haugh:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Mulvey

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t wish away time

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Ministers

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Dysfunctional

Anton Hoelmer:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Lowden

Best advice for underclassmen? If you see an opportunity, take it.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Bowling

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Banger

Brady Hopkins:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Live Your Life” by T.I.

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Modern World with Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Make use of your time, grades come first

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Mentors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall One word to describe your senior year? Awesome

Brady Horgan:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Daly

Best advice for underclassmen? Try new sports

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Lacrosse

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Unique

Connor Huss:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Homecoming” by Kanye West

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Modern World with Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Talk to new classmates even if you aren’t comfortable with it, you’ll meet some great people.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway One word to describe your senior year? Memorable

Madison Isaacs:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Good Old Days (feat. Kesha)” by Macklemore, Kesha

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ms. Gaskins

Best advice for underclassmen? “Get involved but prioritize your mental health first.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? The plays

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Flourish

Cassidy Jacobs:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Live Your Life” by T.I ft. Rihanna

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Norman

Best advice for underclassmen? “The best advice I would give to underclassmen is to not care what others think. You should truly be yourself and be completely your true self. You will find many amazing friends when you show who you actually are instead of hiding it to try to fit in.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Journalism

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Unexpected

Hadley Jerome:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? “I would say to try as hard as possible to be authentically yourself because it’s way harder and draining to put up a front than to live authentically and potentially be judged by a few.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? I never thought I would play a sport in high school but tennis is one of my favorite things I’ve done

Favorite hallway at McNick? “My favorite hallway from day one has been the glass hallway as it’s always made me feel like I was in a movie.”

One word to describe your senior year? Exhilarating

Cody Johnson:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow

Best advice for underclassmen? Live in the moment

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Amazing!

Savannah Jostworth:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Congratulations” by Post Malone, Quavo

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Rupp

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t waste all your time and energy on grades.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Ski Club

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Glorious

John Kaldmo:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Never Say Goodbye” by Bon Jovi

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Video Editing

Best advice for underclassmen? “In order to get through the day, keep thinking happy thoughts.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Epic

Jack Kamp:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Nance

Best advice for underclassmen? “Be yourself. Life is full of good things when you really embrace every opportunity you are given.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Graduation

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Classic

Katy Kaser:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? Empire State of Mind the remix one

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “I really really loved ceramics and teachers I will miss are Mr. Losekamp, Mrs. Almer, Mrs. T, Mr. Jorden and more.”

Best advice for underclassmen? Make the most of your time here, be yourself and do everything you want to do

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Awesome

Meredith Laney

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Architecture

Best advice for underclassmen? Time goes by faster than you think

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Dance team my freshman year

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Interesting

Quan Le:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Jorden

Best advice for underclassmen? “Stop being an underclassman.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Having friends

Favorite hallway at McNick? Second floor stairwell in the convent

Casey Marshall:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “I liked gym class sophomore year. My [favorite] teacher was Mr. Aultman.”

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t care what others think, it doesn’t matter

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Growth

Aarron Martin:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Electric Feel” by MGMT

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow, Coach Mulvey, Creative Writing, and Modern World

Best advice for underclassmen? “Enjoy the little moments. The moments that you personally will remember when you look back on everything. Nothing big and monumental to everyone else, but only to you.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Podcast

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Closure

Bryan Maxey:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Brass Monkey” by Beastie Boys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Tumser and Office Aid

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t be afraid to try and be a leader for your class

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Interesting

Ian McDaniel:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Dalton

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t take a day for granted

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Lacrosse

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Interesting

Patrick McHugh:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow

Best advice for underclassmen? Get college stuff out of the way early

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Ministers

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Crazy

Emma McSwigan:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Congratulations” by Post Malone

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Ey

Best advice for underclassmen? Take risks and have fun

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cooking Club

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Rewarding

Emily Melendez:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Vienna” by Billy Joel

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ceramics

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t be afraid to put off school work to go hang out with your friends because those are the nights you will always remember.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis! It is now one of my favorite sports ever and I want to play in college as well!

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall or glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Unforgettable

Zach Miller:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “No Surprises” by Radiohead

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “Mr. Dalton (AP Calculus I guess.)”

Best advice for underclassmen? “You can still enjoy yourself even if you have homework that needs to be done.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Stressed

Max Minardi:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Six Feet Apart” by Luke Combs

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Be yourself

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Leadership Team

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Crazy

Lainie Moss:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Stop caring about what others think of you

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Change

CJ Mullis:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Modern World with Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Branch out to different people.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Mentors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Strange

Bella Neal:


What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Good Old Days” by Macklemore ft. Kesha

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? World Religions with Ms. Davis

Best advice for underclassmen? Always be kind to everyone

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Fantastic

Mary Nelson:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Losekamp

Best advice for underclassmen? Reach out to everyone, teachers included.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Unexpected

Gretchen Nieberding:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Super Rich Kids” by Frank Ocean

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Noble and our AP Lang class

Best advice for underclassmen? “It’s ok to outgrow friendships- it’s normal. It’s okay if you don’t have the time of your life in high school.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? The theater program – becoming a thespian

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Strengthening

Sarah Petri:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Good Old Days” by Macklemore ft. Kesha

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ceramics

Best advice for underclassmen? Get to know everyone

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Lacrosse

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Sophia Petrotte:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “PBS” Martha Speaks

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Mulvey

Best advice for underclassmen? Make some friends of the opposite gender

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? McMaker Space

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? Goodie

Ian Phillips:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Cool Change” by Little River Band

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Office Aid with Mrs. Tumser, Mr. Wehrman, Mrs. Way and Mrs. Stablum

Best advice for underclassmen? “Go out of your comfort zone. I came into McNick knowing barely anyone. Made some of my best friends by putting myself out there. Try lots of new things and clubs and activities. High school can be fun so long as you make it that way!”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Theatre

Favorite hallway at McNick? “Glass hallway. Always nice to look outside and see the sun during the day.”

One word to describe your senior year? Fast!

Anna Rahner:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “I’ll Just Dance” by Su Lee

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “AP Latin with Promolo”

Best advice for underclassmen? “Use any study hall for work! It feels amazing when you can spend time napping or on your phone at home without anything hanging over your head.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Being CREW Captain

Favorite hallway at McNick? Convent/Foreign Languages

One word to describe your senior year? Laughable

Austin Ramey:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Livin On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Freshman Year English E bell with Mrs. Rupp (class) and Mr. Mulvey (teacher)

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t take life too seriously! You’re allowed to make mistakes. You only got one shot at life so make the most out of it! Do what you want and, above all, have fun!

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? CREW Captain

Favorite hallway at McNick? The glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Surreal

Wesley Richmond:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Teenage Victory Song” by Weezer

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Losekamp

Best advice for underclassmen? “Reach out to more people and don’t be afraid to take risks.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? Religion hall

One word to describe your senior year? “Guppy”

Katia Roetenberger:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “These Days” by Nico

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Too many to list. Ms. Davis

Best advice for underclassmen? Branch out from your normal friend group. Your closest friends can really be anyone.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Ministers

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Challenging

Olivia Rohling:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Dream, Ivory” by Dream Ivory or “Sprawl II” by Arcade Fire

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Boese, Mrs. Combs, and Mr. Hutch + Every single teacher I’ve had the privilege of being taught by, they are my favorite people; all of them.

Best advice for underclassmen? Fight for what you believe is right and don’t ever let anyone belittle you- know your worth. Also fake it ‘till you make it and do NOT sign up to receive emails from the ACT.

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Being student body president as well as Editor-in-Chief for the Milestone.

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Traumatic

Will Ross:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Physics

Best advice for underclassmen? Get involved

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Lacrosse

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Exciting

Riley Ruehlmann:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Goines

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t try to be someone you’re not.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Theater

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Quick

Logan Sanders:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Let It Be” by the Beatles

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Rupp

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t care about what others think. Be confident.

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Matt Schoose:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Office Aid with Mrs. Cheek

Best advice for underclassmen? Take it all in while you can because it will be gone before you know it

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Ambassadors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Fast

Nick Schulte:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Pre-Calc with Mr. Losekamp

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t go through high school timid and don’t care [about] what others say about you.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Student Council

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore Hall

One word to describe your senior year? Different yet exciting

Carson Seemann:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “California Girls” by The Beach Boys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Be yourself don’t care about what others think

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Going to games

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Special

Alaina Sharp:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ms. Gaskins

Best advice for underclassmen? Make the most out of your time in high school

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Unique

Evan Shriver:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow

Best advice for underclassmen? Get involved

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Football

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Good

Jasper Smith:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Lowden

Best advice for underclassmen? Do your homework

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Long

Mia Smith:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. T

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t think of how much time you have left. Think about the now and do what you want to do.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? The plays

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Dedicated

McKenzie Stein:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “The Best of Both Worlds” by Hannah Montana

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “I will miss all of my teachers”

Best advice for underclassmen? Talk to new people

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Softball

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Memorable

Molly Stocker:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “I’ll Always Remember You” by Hannah Montana

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Noble

Best advice for underclassmen? “Be cool”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Lacrosse

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? “Legen-wait for it- DARY.”

Charlie Taylor:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Good Vibrations” By Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow

Best advice for underclassmen? “I shouldn’t have to say this but don’t screw up the bathrooms.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Religion

Favorite hallway at McNick? Foreign Language

One word to describe your senior year? “Shwag”

Emily Taylor:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Closing Time” by Semisonic

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “Mr. Roflow, he always makes everyone feel so important, and is so kind.”

Best advice for underclassmen? “Be your own person. Don’t try to fit in to a crowd or be someone you’re not, because that’s boring. Let people know the real you!”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Stage managing

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Euphoric

Nate Tenkman:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Memories” by Maroon 5

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Study hall

Best advice for underclassmen? “If you’re debating on whether or not to play a sport, do it. It will be worth it with all the memories and friends you make.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? I went out of my comfort zone and was a Kairos leader. It was one of the best experiences of my life

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Crazy

Will Tobin:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Lowden

Best advice for underclassmen? Go to a lot of sporting events because you’ll miss them when you’re gone and you won’t even realize it

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Peer Mentors

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Swag

Tiffany Ton:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Part of Me” by Katy Perry

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Architecture

Best advice for underclassmen? “Cut off the toxic people and have drama free [friendships] and keep your real friends close.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? “Kairos 124. Because of Covid I thought it’d get canceled and tried my best to not be in it. But I ended up loving it.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? Junior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Chaotic

Jakob Tucker:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Like Spinning Plates” by Radiohead

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “Mr. William John Losekamp”

Best advice for underclassmen? “Join the McNicholas male’s tennis team.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? “The McNicholas male’s tennis team.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? The first floor stairwell in the convent

One word to describe your senior year? “Oh”

Stella Umstead:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Empire State of Mind” by Frank Sinatra ft. Alicia Keys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? Branch out. Meet new friends, and form relationships with teachers

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Cheerleading

Favorite hallway at McNick? Junior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Unpredictable

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Losekamp

Best advice for underclassmen? Have fun

Favorite hallway at McNick? Sophomore hall

One word to describe your senior year? Great

Kristen Van Huss:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Roflow, but I’ll probably miss percussion the most

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t be afraid to be yourself right away, and don’t be afraid to love people as much as possible.

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Exciting

Hank Veeneman:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Electric Feel” by MGMT

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Lowden

Best advice for underclassmen? Don’t wish away time

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Homecoming court

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Cheated

Tyler Walter:

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Modern World with Mr. Naumann

Best advice for underclassmen? Be out of your comfort zone and be you

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Ceramics

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior hall

One word to describe your senior year? Fast

Megan Wesselkamper:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Good Old Days” by Macklemore ft. Kesha

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mr. Stricker

Best advice for underclassmen? “Talk to new people and do not be afraid to ask teachers for help when you need it.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Lacrosse

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway

One word to describe your senior year? Awesome

Ella Wolfram:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Empire State of Mind” by JAY-Z, Alicia Keys

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Rupp

Best advice for underclassmen? “Don’t be afraid to be yourself, learn to let loose and have some fun, also don’t be afraid to find new friends.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? “The peer ministers group. I did not think I would be this into my faith as a young adult, but being on Kairos in July and helping with other retreats has helped me with my own faith.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? “Glass hallway. Best napping spot for during musical rehearsal.”

One word to describe your senior year? Awesomeness

Connor Wray:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” By Led Zeppelin

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Ms. De Zarn (Theatre) & Mr. Mulvey (Creative Writing)

Best advice for underclassmen? “If you THINK you want to try something – try it. The worst that can happen is you won’t like it very much.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Tennis

Favorite hallway at McNick? Freshman hall

One word to describe your senior year? “Tohubohu”

Mary Zahumensky:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “These Days” by Rudimental

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? Mrs. Rupp

Best advice for underclassmen? Enjoy every moment because it goes fast

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? Being a Kairos leader

Favorite hallway at McNick? Senior

One word to describe your senior year? Different

Paula Zalar:

What would the theme song for your senior year be? “Warriors” by Imagine Dragons

Teacher and/or class you will miss the most? “Mr. Mulvey’s Creative Writing -best class I ever took (both years 😉 )”

Best advice for underclassmen? “Keep working. It sounds so obvious, but the moment you slow down or lose motivation senioritis will kick in, and if that kicks in sophomore year, you’re in big trouble.”

One thing you got involved in that you didn’t think you would? “Journalism. I joined journalism on a whim, I had an elective bell to fill and I was deciding between journalism and yearbook, and I joined journalism because when I flipped a coin that’s what I landed on.”

Favorite hallway at McNick? Glass hallway 100%

One word to describe your senior year? Supreme


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