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Spectrum asked our Summas:

* What are your future plans?

*What is your favorite memory from WBHS?

*Who are your biggest influences?

* What are 5 adjectives to describe yourself?

* What is your favorite motto/quote?

* How do you define success?

*What will you miss most about WBHS?

 

Here are their answers:

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Jasmine Morigney

In the near future I would like to obtain an undergraduate degree in psycholingustics from the University of Michigan. From there I would love to enroll in a doctorate program focused on research.

My favorite memory from WBHS is attempting to get to away football games when the Swamp traveled. All of us are directionally challenged so getting to and from games was interesting.

My biggest influence is my mother. She is intelligent, strong and has the internal drive I strive to have.

Outgoing, Athletic, Ambitious, Bright, Practical

“We must bring our own light to the darkness”
– Charles Bukowski

At the end of the day being happy with yourself, your accomplishments and those you chose to surround yourself with.

The people. Especially the graduating class. We’re all on our own paths now and we can only hope that someday they cross.

The people. Especially the graduating class. We’re all on our own paths now and we can only hope that someday they cross.

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Anna Ringuette

Colby College class of 2019

I’ve loved every minute with the debate team! It’s impossible to pick just one favorite memory.

My parents and Nerice Gulino

Optimistic, determined, loyal, nerdy, happy

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Success doesn’t look like any one thing; it’s whatever makes you personally feel fulfilled.

I’ll miss seeing the friends I’ve made over the past four years every day.

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Hadley Hofmann

I plan to get my Bachelors in English, and then go on to be an editor.

My favorite memory from WBHS would have to be during one of my soccer games last year when I slide tackled a girl on the opposing team for the first time.

My biggest influence would have to be my friend, Marissa Hansen, because we have been friends since seventh grade. Band has been a similar interest of ours since then.

Motivated, persistent, open minded, weird, intriguing

“The carousel never stops turning.”

A successful person would feel content and as if they were living up to their full potential. He/she would have a good work ethic and morally agree with his/her occupation.

I will miss all of the people that I’ve crossed paths with over a course of four years.

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James Fogel

Enjoy an amazing summer in Europe, in Budapest, Vienna and Venice
Attend Georgia Institute of Technology
Re-Learn My German and French
Study Abroad in France, Germany, or Barcelona
Earn my private pilots licence

Bonding with the friends I know I’ll see for the rest of my life and meeting teachers that truly shaped and changed my views on life, Mr. Corcoran and Dr. Brandell

Living up to my brother’s reputation and our family name that he created at West Bloomfield ultimately drove me to push myself farther than i would’ve. My mother and father also greatly instilled in my discipline, motivation, and values that prepared me to succeed.

Determined, intelligent, strong, perseverance,caring

“Do what you do for happiness, learn what can and achieve all you may so that you fulfill your goal on this celestial sphere… to better this world and bring happiness.”

Success is being what you set yourself to be, achieving the goals you defined, and constantly improving yourself.

The years of my life in which all things were not serious, where room and leeway were given due to our first exposure of early life, the last remnants of my childhood.

 

Brandon Ehrlichman  (image not provided)

I will be attending Michigan State University and will be majoring in Business.

The Friday Night Football games from this past season.

My family and my friends.

Dedicated, caring, passionate, positive, and friendly

Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.

Success is accomplishing what you set out to do or giving your best effort at all times.

I will miss seeing all of my friends and teachers that I became close with over these past 4 years.

 

Meghan Lederman (image not provided)

I’ll be attending MSU in the fall, intending on majoring in either biology or genomics and molecular genetics with a minor in music. After college, who knows!

Going to Oscoda with the Varsity Swim Team every year for an invitational and team bonding.

My teachers, because they work so hard to make sure all their students are successful.

Outgoing, Musical, Determined, Empathetic, Motivated

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”- John Lennon

Being at a point in your life where you don’t have to worry about money and where you’re genuinely happy.

The environment, the students, and the staff. So basically everything.

 

Annie Savka (image not provided)

I plan on getting my undergraduate degree for biology at Michigan State, and hopefully I will continue on at U of D Mercy for the 2 year Physician’s Assistant program and start my career before my 30s.

My favorite memory from WBHS would have to be when I got my first (and only) A on an AP chemistry test.

My biggest influence is my dad because he teaches me everyday to be responsible, hard working, and very humble.

Crazy, fun, exciting, small, explosive.

“Happy wife, happy life.”

Success is when you know that you’ve worked your hardest and applied all of what you’d acquired in life to becoming something in this world.

I will miss my leadership class the most because I feel as though I have blossomed as a person throughout my 3 years with Ms. Ruggero and have learned so many amazing lessons that will forever follow me.

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Ijeoma Ndupu

After high school, I plan to attend Xavier University to study Biology on a Pre-Med track.

My favorite memory would be the Winter Pep Rally, and of course my freshmen year.

The biggest influences in my life are my parents. They started with literally nothing, but they never denied giving me the world spiritually and physically. What I’m doing now is for them , Everything they sacrificed for me will not be in vain.

I would describe myself as being tenacious, courageous, passionate, ambitious, and engaging.

“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having Courage and showing courage means we face our fears. We are able to say ” I have fallen but I will get up”.- Maya Angelou

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

I will miss my counselor, Mr. Jennings the most.

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Lauren Perry

Go to college, get books published, get a dog, and live life to the fullest!

Creative, Stubborn, Determined, Tall, Respectful

“Better safe than sorry”

If you are happy, you are successful because that is the highest achievement.

The sense of community in the school. We are diverse but interconnected.

 

Sarah Opie (image not provided)

I plan on attending James Madison College at Michigan State University, with so far an undecided major.

My favorite memory from WBHS is my senior year and the swamp family and my friends. It is something I thought I would never see at the high school, but I’m so glad I was a part of it.

My biggest influence in my life is definitely my mother. She is a big supporter of mine. Her opinions and thoughts always matter to me when I make my decisions. She is always pushing me to do my best.

Organized, calm, thoughtful, goofy, collected.

The magic is in the mystery and once the mystery is gone, so is the magic.

Success to me is living a happy life, filled with friends, family, and good times.

I will miss all of my friends and the senior class. I think that we brought something special to WBHS and I will miss that.

 

Divan Putrus (image not provided)

My future plans are to become a professional in the field of medicine. Preferably one who specializes in pediatric care.

The cross country races were some of the best memories I’ve ever had, but my favorite memory would be my last race as a senior, just knowing that this was it, and that my friends and family had seen my last race for high school, and finally saw my athletic abilities really peak.

My fellow peers, they really motivated me to keep trying to catch up to them. There was always someone better than me that I wanted to try to work hard towards becoming like.

Hard-working, Fair, Disciplined, Honest, and Easy-Going

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

Being able to live your life happy, working at something you love, and having just enough to live comfortably, and not want for anything.

I will miss most the friends I’ve made, and will have to leave behind as I move forward to pursue my career path.

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Roberto Escalante-Gonzalez

Attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan and pursue a career in business administration.

Supporting WB’s athletics by being a part of the Swamp.

My mother, father, and older sister.

Ambitious, Hilarious, Passionate, Optimistic, Zesty

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

Sharing absolute happiness with the ones I love.

My friends and teachers.

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Jacob Rashty

University of Michigan.

Float building and homecoming.

Adventurous, Amiable, Empathetic, Charismatic, Optimistic

“Be yourself because everyone else is taken.”

To live the life we truly want and deserve not the life we settle for.

The amazing staff and students.

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Emma Huez

I plan on attending the University of Michigan and studying business.

My favorite memory from WBHS was the winter fest pep assembly because the energy and excitement was a great way to finish my senior year.

My biggest influence is Kanye West because he is who I aspire to be as an entrepreneur. I also admire his musical talent and his ability to send strong messages through rap. I am also inspired by Kanye West’s confidence and determination.

Motivated, open-minded, confident, friendly, and caring

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

Success is achieving happiness.

I will miss being with the Swamp at the football games.

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Brooke Bain

I plan to attend Michigan State University to study medicine and pediatrics.

Performing “Let it Go” at the WBSD 2014-2015 Opening Ceremony.

My parents, little sister, boyfriend, and Mrs. Hauk have influenced me the most. They support me and believe in me, no matter what. I can always count on them and it has been wonderful knowing that there are people who believe in me.

Humble, Talented, Thoughtful, Genuine, Blessed

Celebrate Life’s Moment.

To be happy in the endeavors that we choose to achieve. To be proud of what we have done and to share our achievements with the people around us.

The idea of being young. Once we go on to college, we will have to grow up. I know that it happens to all of us at some point, but I hope to continue loving life in the future the same way that I do now.

 

Cameron Johnson (image not provided)

Go to the University of Michigan, Medical School after, and then become a doctor.

Going to Mexico for spring break his year with my friends.

Mrs. McQuillan and Mr. Sturgill

Funny, Intelligent, Mixed, Caramel, Confident

I was runnin’ through the 6 with my woes

Achieving your goals

The people

 

Charles Tobin (image not provided)

Become a doctor, maybe start a research lab.

Going to the first football playoff win.

My most influential teachers are Mr. Sturgill, Mrs. Ismail, Mrs. Matynowski and Mr. Barclay.

Funny, hard working, passionate, kind, smart

“It ain’t about how hard you can hit, its about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take and keep moving forward.”

Success is a result of hard work. Its the feeling you get when you can look back and say “Mama I made it.”

All of my friends.

 

Eli Ravid (image not provided)

University of Michigan, travel the world, go skydiving, and be home by dinner.

Long fall afternoons on the tennis courts with my brothers, friends, and teammates. Winning, losing, no matter what we did, we put our hearts on the court and had fun.

My father

Funny, intelligent, clever, handsome, modest

I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it – Kanye West

Success is being happy with who you are. It’s doing something that you love

My teachers and friends, often the same people.

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Robert Jones

One day I plan on playing professional baseball.

Way too many memories to choose just one. The whole experience has been one amazing memory.

Mom

Friendly, Nice, Relaxed, Competitive, Funny

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” -Audrey Hepburn

Success is when you are happy.

The people. It is going to be hard leaving such an amazing student body and staff. The memories I’ve made with everyone here will never leave me.

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Jianella Macalino

I plan on attending the University of Michigan in the fall.

My favorite memory from WBHS would be the football games during senior year. It was always so fun to get a group of friends together and go and spend time and have fun with everyone in the Swamp.

My biggest influence is Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. She is a strong female character and her style is always on point. She is one of my biggest fashion and life influences.

Youthful, Basic, Intelligent, Clumsy, Light-Hearted

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

Success to me is at the end of the day, being happy with my life.

I will miss seeing all of my friends everyday and all the teachers that have influenced me and have taught me so much.

 

Cheng Jiang (image not provided)

I am going to the University of Michigan to study Computer Science.

My favorite memory is being in Mr. Barclay’s rap videos twice.

My biggest influence is Mrs. Ismail: Having a optimistic attitude and being happy every day. 🙂

Hardworking, organized, devoted, determined, caring.

“If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all.” (Shakespeare)

Success is being confident about what you are doing.

“Happy Day” from Mrs. Ismail.

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Andrew Najor

Attend Michigan State University at Lyman Briggs College as an Evans Scholar. Hopefully major in Bio Chemistry and then attend med school. Then study to be a Thoracic Surgeon.

The easy and fun classes with kids who acted like fools.

Mr. Sturgill and my family

Helpful, loving, determined, hard-worker, and weird

“Look in the mirror……. That’s your competition.”

Getting to the point where you wake up with a smile on your face because you have achieved your goal.

 

Daniel Eilender (image not provided)

Attending University of Michigan

Being at senior year football games and in the student section.

My parents and brother

Motivated, Intelligent, Laid Back, fun, and outgoing.

“Anything in life worth doing, is worth over doing. Moderation is for cowards.”

Achieving your own personal goals and living life to its fullest.

All the friends I have made and the great teachers and staff that has helped me over the years.

 

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Kendra Jones

I plan to attend the University of Michigan and study in Biology. From there I want to continue my studies and receive either a MD and be a Pediatrician or a VMD and be a Veterinarian.

The pep assemblies from the 2014-2015. Where the teachers danced, we had a great step show, and the administrative staff entertained us with their beautiful voices and dance moves.

My biggest influence come from my Grandma Hannah because she has always been a positive person, and has done many things for me, but she is strong force in my life because she is a strong willed and independent woman who has taught me that your can overcome anything with hard work and faith in God.

Intuitive, Caring, Motivated, Friendly, Witty

Hakuna Matata

Success is striving towards a goal and knowing you are doing your best to achieve the greatness you know you deserve and completing that goal to the best of your abilities.

I will miss Friday hang days at the cars with my friends.

 

Antara Ajjampur (image not provided)

I will be attending the University of Michigan and plan to major in biology.

I love all the spirit weeks when everyone is dressed up. I love seeing all the school spirit.

My parents have taught me to focus on my studies and get good grades but to still have a good time. They have taught me that it is important to make sure to do well in school and then afterwards, I can have fun.

Easygoing, Bubbly, Fun, Determined, Smart

“Life is better when you’re laughing”

Being happy with your life and living up to your full potential.

I will miss all the friends that I have made throughout the years. We are all going to different colleges and it will be weird to not see them everyday.

 

Summa Cum Laude students who did not submit a profile:

Fabiola Maria Belaen
Michael Dominic Bologna
Melanie Renee Bumler
Sara Jordyn Cahn
Arielle Ruth Davidson
Lindsey Danielle Davis
Brooke Nichole Desposato
Nicolas Danato Dronchi
Gillian Rae Elder
Lana Renée Floer
Brendan Robert Gimby
Mark Roman Gladshteyn
Jillian Karr Goldstone
Lauren Hannah Gorny
Giuliana Herrera
Lindsay Morgan Ishbia
Nicole Paige Ishbia
Stephanie Ann Jabro
Julianna Rose Jackson
Joshua Orbuch Jankelovitz
Jesse Noelle Jeppesen
Paul Sata Kamash
Liza Joy Kohlenberg
Jarrell Hou Ku
Taylor Lynn LaPorte
Katy Li-Wah Lau
Jasmine Marie Madoun
Arhum Mahmood
Shawn Singh Matharu
Alexandra Ann McDonough
Gillian Alyse Meyers
Rio Mizuno
Emily Elizabeth Murzyn
Zoia Naseem
Robert Thomas Niehof
Jonathan Mulwa Nirenberg
Seth Alexander Oldenburg
Bobak Movaghar Ossareh
Diba Movaghar Ossareh
Caroline Zoe Peschansky
Michael David Prewitt
Lillian Catherine Richards
Kevin Matthew Rothstein
Murrah Sabouni
Kelsey Rose Samson
Nicholas Nadir Shammami
Anna Danielle Spoto
Lauren Jenna Stahl
Nikhil Sundaram
Jacob Daniel Thomas
Nicholas William Tottis
Lakyah Mishea Tyner
Gabriel Sean Rojano Villa
Jordyn Marlee Weiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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