Will Delay

Going to school at MPHS taught me that it is necessary in life to have a good work ethic and always get your work done to the best of your ability. I learned this from being involved in a variety of sports while also keeping up with schoolwork.

As for next year, I will be attending Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, where I will be throwing for the Warrior Track and Field team. In 15 years I see myself with a stable job. I’m not yet sure what field I’ll go into, but I see myself having good relationships with my parents, bosses and friends. And hopefully I will be still putting my best foot forward everyday and feel happy with what I am doing and where I am at in my life.

The coolest thing I’ve ever done was going on on a rafting trip with my classmates during the end of my Junior year.

Some of my favorite things to do are lifting weights and going on hikes in the area.


  • Favorite animal: Dog
  • Favorite band: Pearl Jam
  • Favorite movie: Star Wars Episode III
  • Favorite book: Sport Illustrated

Kaitlin McConnell

What did I take away from going to school here? Well, a diploma. Just kidding. In all seriousness, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to grow up. Our school is so unique and different from every other school out there. I feel like the graduating class of 2018 is so much more than just a class but a small family. We’ve practically known each other our whole lives, and we’ve created a bond that I think will last a lifetime, and that’s something that just doesn’t happen in big cities at big schools.

Next year I will be attending the University of Colorado Boulder, School of Engineering (Sko Buffs!). I plan to major in engineering and minor in Spanish. In all honesty, I have no idea where I’ll be 15 years from now. I don’t think anyone really does, and that’s okay. All I know is that wherever I end up, it’s where I’m supposed to be.

The best experience I’ve ever had would have to be a trip I took a week after my junior year. My Spanish teacher took the Spanish III students on a 10-day cultural comparison trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. We spend two nights at a homestay in a small town called Trinidad de Dota, speaking Spanish all day, every day. We got to experience their daily life and culture, and it was one of the most exciting, eye-opening, experiences I’ve ever had.

Something that I’m passionate about is photography. My bookshelves are scattered with old cameras, and my walls are lined with pictures of everything from old polaroids pictures to disposable camera film.


  • Favorite animal: Sloths
  • Favorite band: Arctic Monkeys
  • Favorite movie: Captain America
  • Favorite book: No Country For Old Men

Bailey Martin

Going to school here my whole life with the same people has been a really cool experience. It is cool to be able to say that you know every person in your class. I have personally had the same group of friends because we do all the same sports. Having the same group throughout all the years has kinda felt like a little family with people you know you can trust. I think I’m going to miss volleyball home games, and all the dances the most. For any of the upcoming seniors, I would tell them to enjoy every minute of school and any go to any school activities because before you know it you will be graduating.

Next year I will be attending Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne Wyoming. I really like LCCC because it is full of kids that I have stuff in common with. This school offers many different areas of study that I am interested in. I plan on studying Elementary Education and minoring in Equine Training and Management.

As for the future, I see myself living somewhere on the Front Range or Wyoming. I would love to be an elementary school teacher. Ideally, I will have a farm with many different animals.  

The coolest thing I have ever done was going on River Trip my Junior year of High School

My absolute favorite things to do are playing volleyball, and rodeo.


  • Favorite animal: Donkey
  • Favorite Singer: Thomas Rhett
  • Favorite Movie: Mean Girls

Samantha Cathey

Growing up in Grand County has really been a blessing. Though it’s a small comfortable community, it’s made me the person I am today. Growing up in a rural area hasn’t always been easy, but it sure has taught me a lot. Having RMNP in my backyard will be something I never take for granted. The activities are endless here in Grand County, from skiing to lake days, its overall the dream place. I’m thankful for having grown up in this community and all that it has taught me, though I am going to miss it, I am ready to branch off into the real world and conquer my dreams.

Next year I plan on attending Colorado State University. My brother goes to CSU and I’ve just fallen in love with the campus and Fort Collins. I plan on studying something along the lines of Environmental Science and CSU has a few really good programs in that field.

15 years from now i’ll be 33 so hopefully, I will have a steady career and be doing something I love and enjoy, preferably working outdoors.   

The coolest thing I have ever done was parasailing. I went to Young Life camp in Detroit Lakes Minnesota at Castaway Club and it was a week of fun, exciting adventures. Along with parasailing I went ziplining and rode a banana boat on the lake.

My favorite things consist of spending time with family and friends as well as journaling


  • Favorite animal: dog
  • Favorite movie: Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Favorite book: Hamlet