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2015 Senior Spotlight: Taylor McGowan

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Parents’ Name: Misty Mahr and Mike McGowan
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: May 28, 1997
My favorite color: Red
My favorite TV show: Sherlock Holmes BBC
My favorite movie: Band of Brothers
My favorite restaurant: Noodles $ Co.
My favorite class: Science
Hobbies/Activities: Fall play
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? My freshman year
What is your favorite memory from high school? Hang out with friends.
My biggest pet peeve is: When people chomp their food or walk slow.
Who is the most influential person in your life? My dad
What will you miss most about high school? Marcus Washington in advisory
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? In college and having a family.
What is the best thing about being a senior? No more high school.
What are your post-high school plans? Living life
Your best advice to underclassmen? Survive.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Torri Flickinger

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Parents’ Name: Lon and Lori Flickinger
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: October 22, 1996
My favorite color: Purple
My favorite movie: The Fault in Our Stars
My favorite restaurant: Red Lobster
My favorite class: Lunch
Hobbies/Activities: Laughing
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? When I took a spike to the face at a volleyball game in front of everyone.
My biggest pet peeve is: Not being respected by the underclassmen.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents
What will you miss most about high school? Seeing my classmates every day.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Working as a nurse with a family.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Deciding your future.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye for gen-eds and transfer to Allen.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Have fun and be nice to all of your classmates.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Neiko Morris

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Parents’ Name: Scott and Tammi Neuendorf
Hometown: Fairfield
Birthday: June 30, 1997
My favorite color: Blue
My favorite TV show: Blue Mountain State
My favorite movie: Never Back Down
My favorite restaurant: Hu-Hot
My favorite class: Discussion
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? When I hit Dylan Bear in the face.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Quitting football
Who is the most influential person in your life? Coach Denner
What will you miss most about high school? Actually waking up before noon.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Mortician or playing basketball in European leagues.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Early releases and late ins
What are your post-high school plans? Playing basketball in college.
Your best advice to underclassmen? If you hang out with the wrong crowd, bad stuff happens.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Colton Hook

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Parents’ Name: Scott and Laurie Hook
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: May 23, 1997
My favorite color: Blue
My favorite TV show: South Park
My favorite movie: Let’s Be Cops
My favorite class: Discussion
Hobbies/Activities: Fishing, football, camping and swimming.
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? Walking into the wrong class.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Friday night football.
Who are the most influential people in your life? Jim Hook and my father Scott Hook.
What will you miss most about high school? Summer break.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? In my career with a family.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Graduating early.
What are your post-high school plans? College.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Hakuna Matata

2015 Senior Spotlight: Hailee Acuff

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Parents’ Name: Gary and Sandy Acuff
Hometown: Washburn
Birthday: June 3, 1997
My favorite color: Mint/lime green
My favorite TV show: Finding Carter
My favorite movie: The Fault in Our Stars
My favorite restaurants: Hickory Park & Pancheros
My favorite class: History
Hobbies/Activities: Soccer, basketball, volunteering, chorus, speech, fall play, MVP, and Art Club
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? When I was in accounting class taking a test and I didn’t plug my earphones into the computer all the way and Anaconda by Nicki Minaj came on Pandora and it was
really loud.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Dressing up as dumb and dumber for throwback Thursday for homecoming week.
My biggest pet peeve is: People stopping in the middle of the hallway.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents
What will you miss most about high school? Friday night football games.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Living with my 54 cats.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Deciding your future.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye to get my gen eds completed and then transfer to a university.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Enjoy school your four years.