Class of 2010 IB Diploma and Honors students Kong Yang Honors speech: the Computer Science Dossier CAS activities: Tennis, observing art Favorite memory from Kindergarten: raising Monarch butterflies Looking forward to in college: Independent learning “Stealthy Honor” Matt Wells Honors speech: CAS: soccer & golf Advice for underclassmen: Don’t fall behind on your work Will miss about HP: friends and free golf “steady humor” Lor Vang Honors Speech: Spino Cerebellum Degeneration and sense perception CAS activities: Community youth work and badminton Looking forward to college to: meet new people Advice for parents: Support your children “Judicious brilliance” Libby Stone Honors speech: “Body Language” CAS activities: Orchestra, gymnastics, Simpson shelter, musicals Favorite memory from Kindergarten: touching a deer’s heart Theme song thus far: Prelude to the Bach Cello Suites “Incisive Clarity” Ellie Schneider Honors speech: Color Theory in Advertising CAS activities: Volunteering at Longfellow Elementary, HP newspaper Most valuable project in high school: the english oral during Junior year Will miss about HP: some people, the funny teachers, and being a part of HP tennis “Gentle Honor” Nate Rue Honors speech: CAS activities: Hockey, tennis, tutoring Will be missed at HP for: always varied hair styles, and never varying good humor “Radical Precisions” Erin Prizant Honors speech: Autism CAS activities: Archery, SPNN video editing, Drawing Looking forward to college: Getting more experience in editing and motion graphics Advice for juniors: Do all your college stuff and testing in the summer after your junior year “Singular Voice” Joey Otte Honors speech: Physics of Frisbee CAS activities: Coaching baseball, playing music and frisbee Favorite memory from Kindergarten: incubating chickens Advice for teachers: Don’t overwork your students! Theme song thus far: ‘These colors flee the scene’ “Soul of the Game” Mark Macapagal Honors speech: Culture and tradition in the Phillipines CAS activities: Tutoring for children’s programs Looking forward to college: the freedom to shape own future and education Will miss about HP: the comfortable social environment that allows me to be myself here “Truthful humanitarian” Shelby Malcolm Honors speech: Languages taught in high schools CAS activities: camp counselor, Wabasha National Eagle Center volunteer Most valuable project: Did Dinosaurs exist? Will miss about HP: all her friends Advice for parents: Get involved in kid’s school life “Gentle Strength” Mai Nhoua Lee Honors speech: The Medical Ethics of Designer Babies CAS activities: Band, Asian Culture Club, Salvation Army, Lao Family Soccer Tournament Advice for underclassmen: Sleep now, because you will not be getting any later… Theme song thus far: ‘Live like we’re dying’ “Wickedly Brilliant Thinker” Andrea Lane Honors speech: Comparing the curriculum of various high schools CAS activities: jewelry making, softball Will be missed at HP for: thoughtful civic actions, and low key kindnesses “Soulful Honesty” Elena Kronmiller Honors Speech: Flaws with the Myers Briggs Personality Profile CAS activities: Badminton, food shelf Advice for underclassmen: pretend to know what you are doing, even if you don’t. Looking forward to college: being in a new environment, with independence! “Worldly Balance” Derek Krautkremer Honors speech: Steroids in professional sports around the world CAS activities: Mission trip to New Orleans, hockey Favorite memory from kindergarten: my class had a pool full of rice we got to play with Looking forward to college: being able to study a specific area I am interested in “Righteous Ease” Sean Kopp-Reddy Honors speech: CAS activities: music and tennis Advice for teachers: Homework has fallen out of favor with current high school students… There is no longer any reason to continue assigning it. Theme song thus far: ‘Rancid’ “Ironic Sincerity” Miles Davison Honors Speech: Interpretation of Rap Music CAS Activities: Basketball, music, senior class council Most valuable project in school: 9th grade biology rap Looking forward to college: being away from Minnesota “Honest Quest” Jack Coyne Honors Speech: Steroid use in sports CAS Activities: Tennis, Jazz Band, Tutoring, Food shelf Favorite memory from Kindergarten: Flat Stanley and Grandparents Day Advice for underclassmen: Don’t procrastinate, and have fun in high school. “Judicious Energies” Joshua Corner Honors Speech: analysis of ‘Howl’ CAS Activities: Theater, speech, and volunteerism at Cedar Cultural Center Will be missed at HP for: the raised eyebrows as he poses a ‘But you could think about it…’ “Subversive Potential” Tierney Broberg Honors Speech: Apartheid in South Africa CAS Activities: service trip to South Africa, golf, piano Most valuable project in school: The French IB oral, because it was one of the most terrifying things I have had to make myself do. Will miss about HP: her friends “ Steady Integrity” Owen Boardman Honors Speech: ‘Politeness Overvalued’ CAS Activities: tutoring, speech, and running Favorite memory from kindergarten: learning to breakdance Advice for teachers: Don’t take it personally when people are not interested in what you have to say. “Sees through the obfuscation” Andrei Bergthold Honors Speech: Chess in Schools CAS Activities: Teaching chess, playing music Most valuable project in highschool: the WWII timeline for history Advice for parents: Let your children be the masters of their own fate. The power of the creative mind is unstoppable. “Consummate Strategist” Luis Benavides Honors speech: How playing in a band develops life skills CAS Activities: playing in a band Most valuable assignment in highschool: the computer dossier Favorite memory from Kindergarten: snack and nap time “The Edge of Valor” Wendy Batch Honors Speech: The future - is it here? CAS Activities: working on house on Pine Ridge, volunteering at Planned Parenthood Favorite memory from Kindergarten: Performing ‘Somos como las Flores’ in giant flower costumes Advice for underclassmen: Befriend the exchange students. You may end up making a life long friend! “Luminous Analysis” Sarah Alvarado Honors Speech: Global warming and environmental progress CAS Activities: music, NHS volunteerism, tennis Most valuable project: the 15 minute English oral- it helped me overcome my fear of orals. Advice for teachers: Keep the work going and motivation high, and take short breaks. When we take long breaks its difficult to work hard again. “Clarity of Intellect” Tiwa Ajibewa Honors Speech: Ethics of sports heroes CAS Activities: running, Haiti relief Looks forward to in college: studying abroad Advice for parents: encourage your kids Theme song thus far: ‘Forever Young’ “ A Man’s Wisdom” Sebastian Zeck Extended Essay: The Influence of Anarchism and Politics on the Case of Sacco and Vanzetti CAS Activities: photography, music Will be missed at HP for: the ease with which he entered into class discussions, leaving others feeling welcomed and relaxed. “Independent Vision” Kate Siess Extended Essay: Aristotelian Love in Pride and Prejudice CAS Activities: Children’s Hospital Super Volunteer Will be missed at HP for: her dedication to service as a fundamental good which needs no other reward. “Genuine Action” Abby Setterholm Extended Essay: Philosophy and Practicality: An Analysis of the Purpose of Hadrian’s Wall CAS Activities: theater, Model United Nations, mission trips Looking forward to in college: studying what I am actually interested in, meeting people from around the world Advice for teachers: remember that students have lives outside of school also “Seeker of Truths” William Robertson Extended Essay: The Finn Ski War CAS Activities: volunteer music counselor, skiing, sound director/JCC Favorite memory from Kindergarten: finding my lunch box after someone threw it on the roof of the school Will miss about HP: the diversity “Valor and equanimity” Christopher Penning Extended Essay: The Soviet Regime’s Effect on the Musical Career of Mstislav Rostropovich CAS activities: cello, soccer, tutoring Will be missed at HP for: his ebullient nature and universally kind manner to others- even at 7:51 am. “Thoughtful abandon” Jack Kolb Extended Essay: The pursuit of the four minute mile CAS activities: running, Math team, Habitat for Humanity Favorite memory from Kindergarten: snack time (I wish we had it in HS) Advice for teachers: Keep up the good work, and don’t lose your passion for what you do. “Humane Brilliance” Sher Her Extended Essay: Imperialism on the Eve of WWI CAS Activities: United Hospital Volunteer, Youth Literary Program, tennis Looking forward to college: Life on campus, being on my own Advice for underclassmen: Do not procrastinate, stay organized, and know your due dates. Be active in your community. “Sincere Truth” Cynthia Hang Extended Essay: Religious Influences on Medieval Artwork CAS Activities: Volunteering at Museum Magnet school, making jewelry, tennis Favorite memory from Kindergarten: crawling on stage instead of using the stairs at graduation Advice for parents, underclassmen, and teachers: Don’t worry about it “Crystalline Vision” Ananda Guneratne Extended Essay: The Measurement Problem: Schrodinger’s Cat Revisited CAS Activities: Speech/debate, Model UN, NHS, Math team, bicycling Advice for underclassmen: Have fun with your projects and assignments. Learning can and should be fun, not stressful. Theme song thus far: a unnamed tune I made up that I whistle from time to time. “Renaissance Sensibilities” Jerusalem Gobeze Extended Essay: The Role of the Media in the Rwandan Genocide CAS Activities: Tutoring, theater, knitting for a shelter Looking forward to college: pretty much everything Will miss about Highland: the HP Thespian Society “Quiet and Momentous” Sonal Chakrasali Extended Essay: Symbolism in Da Vinci’s Art CAS Activities: volunteering at Longfellow Elementary, badminton, art Favorite memory from Kindergarten: being friends with someone after knowing them for a few minutes Advice for parents: Trust your kids- you raised them after all! “Lithe Intellect” Elizabeth Boyd Extended Essay: Tourism- a Study of Cologne, Germany CAS Activities: Stage crew, STLF, softball, skiing Most valuable project in high school: the extended essay Looking forward to college: All the different types of classes! “Practical Abandon” Rose Bowen Extended Essay: How far did the Hominid Fossil specimens ‘Lucy’ and ‘Ardi’ contribute to the scientific understanding of human evolution? CAS Activities: Camp counselor, NHS, tennis and badminton Favorite memory from Kindergarten: Learning songs in spanish Advice for teachers: Make due dates very clear- keep patience with struggling students. Kimberly Andrews Extended Essay: The Chemistry of Luminol CAS Activities: Soccer, Orchestra, coaching youth sports Most valuable project: the extended essay Will miss about HP: teachers and friends “Singular Humanitarianism” Thank you, and Good Luck!