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2015 Senior Spotlight: Marcus Washington

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Parents’ Name: Sansria and Marcus Washington
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: December 24, 1996
My favorite color: Green
My favorite TV show: Naruto Shippuden
My favorite movie: The Dark Knight
My favorite restaurant: McDonald’s
My favorite class: Lunch
Hobbies/Activities: Yu-gi-Oh
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? The dude
My biggest pet peeve is: Weebes
Who is the most influential people in your life? Michael Timmer
What will you miss most about high school? Nothing
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Having a successful acting career.
What is the best thing about being a senior? We don’t have to come back next year.
What are your post-high school plans? Going to college
Your best advice to underclassmen? Do it.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Kyele Clapp

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Parent’ Name: Sarah Clapp
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: November 16, 1996
My favorite color: Purple
My favorite TV show: Dr. Who
My favorite movie: The Island
My favorite restaurant: IHOP
My favorite class: History
Hobbies/Activities: Cheerleading
Who is the most influential people in your life? My mom
What will you miss most about high school? State wrestling
What is the best thing about being a senior? Late-ins
What are your post-high school plans? Attend UNI

2015 Senior Spotlight: Justin Rottinghaus

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Parents’ Name: Royce and Brenda Rottinghaus
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: March 8, 1997
My favorite color: Red
My favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory
My favorite movie: Die Hard movies
My favorite restaurant: Hurricanes
My favorite class: Ag
Hobbies/Activities: Trap shooting and hanging out with friends.
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? When my mom sang Happy Birthday to me at lunch.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Being Gilligan in the fall play.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My family
What will you miss most about high school? My friends
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Being an Ag teacher and working on the farm.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Early releases.
What are your post-high school plans? Attend Hawkeye Community College for two years and transfer to Iowa State.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Get involved in everything you can—senior year goes by way too fast.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Taylor Bandfield

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Parents’ Name: Lisa Bandfield
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: September 2, 1996
My favorite color: Blue-green
My favorite TV show: Law and Order SVU
My favorite movie: The Rock
My favorite restaurant: Mongolian Buffet
My favorite class: Mrs. Darnall’s class
Hobbies/Activities: Soccer and reading books
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? When a friend of mine said that someone likes me and is too nervous to tell me that he likes me.
What is your favorite memory from high school? When I got chosen to be the freshman homecoming attendant.
My biggest pet peeve is: When people swear in class.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My uncle Todd, my uncle Tony and Mr. Fleshner.
What will you miss most about high school? The teachers
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Working as an elementary teacher or middle school teacher.
What is the best thing about being a senior? You don’t have to come back next year.
What are your post-high school plans? Helping my mom at her shop or going to college.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Be nice to people and you will get a lot of friends.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Heather Weidman

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Parent’s Name: Eric Weidman
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: May 3, 1997
My favorite color: Purple
My favorite TV show: That 70’s Show
My favorite movie: Frozen
My favorite restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
My favorite class: English
Hobbies/Activities: Hanging out with friends
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? Fainting in chemistry.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Breaking up with my boyfriend.
My biggest pet peeve is: When people chew gum loudly and when they’re annoying.
Who is the most influential people in your life? My mom
What will you miss most about high school? Some teachers
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Good job and a family.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Early outs/late ins
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Allen.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Eat your veggies.