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  • Writer's pictureMorgan Monaco

Class of 2023 Graduation Plans Part One

When the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close, the seniors will be moving on to broader horizons. When they move onto their new beginnings, there are many new paths that students will be doing. Some will be attending college, some will be going to work and others will be pursuing a variety of different paths. Some seniors told us their plans for after high school, in addition to telling us their memories and accomplishments from the years.


Emmanuel Ayele - After graduation, Emmanuel plans on getting a job and going to college to study coding. His favorite memory from senior year was the pep rallies. His greatest high school accomplishment was being on the track team.


Joshua Bays - After graduation, Joshua will be attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL to study computer engineering and ministry. Some of his favorite memories from senior year included 1st block AP Calculus and JROTC park cleanups. His greatest accomplishments from high school were the creation of the Bible Club, MCJROTC and AP Calculus.



Walter Bowers IV - After graduation, Walter will be attending Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL to study mechanical engineering. His favorite memory from senior year was Friday night football games. His greatest high school accomplishments were being an all-5A-region five football player and being the speaking captain of the football team.


Haley Cage - After graduation, Haley plans on attending college to study nursing. Her favorite memory from senior year was the senior breakfast.


Ben Christenson - After graduation, Ben plans on doing DCI over the summer with Crossmen. In the fall he will be attending Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN to study nursing. Some of his favorite memories of senior year included making friends in honors nursing and pharmacology,



Anna Craddock - After graduation, Anna will be attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to study Pre-dentistry. Some of her favorite memories from senior year include Mrs. Dedeluk's art class and clinical internships. Her greatest high school accomplishments were playing on the soccer team during her freshman and sophomore years, obtaining her pharmacy technician certification and passing her AP English exam.


Xander Danella - After graduation, Xander will be attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN to study physics and education. Some of his favorite memories from senior year include memories made with his teammates in the football and capstone programs. His greatest accomplishments from high school were being a member of several extracurricular activities with leadership roles and being viewed as a role model to his peers.


Taylor Dean - After graduation, Taylor plans on going to college to study psychology. One of her favorite memories from her senior year was being a special needs pier helper. Her greatest high school accomplishments were being on the volleyball team, being a member of Student Council and having a 3.9 GPA.



Nick DiNatale - After graduation, Nick will be attending Volunteer State College in Gallatin, TN for two years, and plans on attending Middle Tennessee State University for two years following. He plans on studying wildlife biology and zoology. One of his favorite memories from his senior year was the FFA State Convention. His greatest high school accomplishments were being a member of FFA, Prom Committee and Ping Pong Club.


Abagail Dudinetz - After graduation, Abagail plans to go straight to work and publish a fantasy novel. Some of her favorite memories from senior year included the fun she had in AP Literature and Composition class. Every time she was in that class, she had a lot of laughs and interacted well with other people. According to Abagail, "I have said this many times before and will keep saying it: my greatest accomplishment was not academic at all, but it was mental. Getting out of the 2020-2021 school year alive is what I am most proud of. To think that I wanted to escape the world, only to come back and work and fight for the will to keep going, is amazing to me. I overcame something that almost consumed me, and no amount of Honors and AP classes I could pass will ever come close to that."


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