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Senior Addition - Metropolitan School District of Pike Township
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Pike High School
5401 W. 71st St.
Indianapolis, IN
46268
May 2016
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PIKE PROM
DISPLAYS
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Vol. 74 Issue 6
Class of
2016 says
goodbye
Jacara Aaron
Christian Abreu
Yazan Aburumman
Claire Aceron
Adolfo Acuna-Perez
D’Janae Adams
Iyundae Adebowale
Lenin Aguilar
Hazel Aguirre
Kelly Aguirre
Michael Aguirre
Christian Ahialegbedzi
Olabode Akinsanmoye
Olamide Akinsanmoye
Mohammad Al-Khazaali
Jeniffer Alcala Gomez
April Alexander
Rebekah Alford
Nicole Algate
Brennen Allen
Kayla Allen
Makayla Allen
Trae Allen Trae
Brenda Alvarez
Yvette Anderson
Mariella Angeles
Lizette Arroyo
Jaelene Arteaga
Alex Askew
Asia Bagwell
Lydia Baiden
Lauren Baker
Skyler Balta
Markale Banks
Michael Banks
Pedro Banks
Tiffani Banks
Bradley Barnette
Christopher Barnes
Christopher Barnett
Michelle Bass
Justin Bates
Zachary Battles
Mario Bautista Flores
Cynthia Beatty
Taylor Bell
Tyler Bell
Jade BenHameda
K’dreon Benton
Robert Bering
Damon Berry
Christopher Birch
Tony Blake
Diana Blanco Delgado
Desmond Bland
Brandon Blunt
Kieara Booker
Cullen Booth
Armani Bowens
Asa Boyd
JQuan Boykin
Tyrone Boykin
Eric Bradley
Brittani Brandon
Kyleen Bravo
Tiffany Broderick
Alexzander Brown
Ashanti Brown
Christopher Brown
Jamilia Brown
Keenen Brown
Sandra Brown
Jessica Buchalter
Tyler Bunton
Lee Burks
DeMond Burnette
Imani Burns
Kaleb Burnside
Kaden Bury
Kirsten Bush
Willie Butler
Dominic Campbell
Jorge Campos-Gonzalez
Fatima Candido-Rubio
Iveth Canelas
Keith Cannon
Steven Carlisle
Makaysia Carson
Christopher Carter
Johnthan Carter
Brianna Catlett
Yeniferth Cedillos Reyes
Sidney Chavez
Whitney Chavez
Michael Cheesebourough
Omar Cisneros
Rylon Clark
Alyssa Clay
Anyia Clayton
Jasemin Clayton
Kennedy Coats
Aija Cobb
Kobe Cole
Krystiauna Cole
Jalin Coleman
Michaela Coleman
Micah Coleman
Christian Connor
Robert Cook
Jaelyn Cooper
Sofia Cordon
Joshua Cortes
Kirsten Cotner
Fatoumata Coulibaly
Aaron Cowan
Marciela Crawford
Derrick Crudup
Lindsay Cruz
Nanci Cruz Solano
LaTaun Cryer
William Cullins
Lauren Curd
Quenton Curtis
Amanda Dahlby
Jahquani Daley
Sandria Daley
Conner Dalton-Ferguson
Jernnemah Darr
Abigail Davis
Davion Davis
Deionte Davis
James Davis
Jeremy Davis
Trei Day
Stanley DeKemper
Ariel DePaz
Marc Devine
Abdoulahie Diallo
Fatoumata Diallo
Thierno Diallo
Eva Diaz
Geovany Diaz
Ashley Disla
Kaleyah Dixon
Traven Dixon-Manuel
Naomi Dominguez
Claire Dorner
Demetrius Dorsey
Alyssa Dossett
Kayla Dowe
Bethany Downs
Thembekile Dube
Maaz Durrani
Jaice Dusang
Shaila Dyson
Sydney Edmonds
Brandon Edwards
Jason Edwards
Marcus Ellington
Joseph Emeli
Gerad Encarnacion
Bradley Englert
Moniece English
Dereon Eskew
Michael Espinal
Lucy Esterline
Deiyona Evans
Kabir Falana
Damilola Fasipe
Simeon Felix
Tanaja Ferguson
Taylor Ferguson
Miata Finkley
Kevin Flores
Kimberly Flores
Franklin Foland
Nicholas Formica
Isaiah Fowlkes
Kristopher Franklin
Mykea Frazier
Camille Futch-Faulkner
Jamon Gaines
Brenda Garcia
Esmeralda Garcia
Apolonio
Kaelyn Garrett
Malcolm Gathright
Angel Gibbs
Omar Gibson
Zaria Gillespy
Elijah Glenn
Elizabeth Glover
Morgan Glover
Edgar Gomez
Kalayah Gonzalez
Luis Gonzalez
Shelby Gracia
Lucas Graham
Gonzalo Granados
Joshua Grant
Bryce Greene
Jorel Greene
Victoria Greene
Briana Gude
Rodolfo Gutierrez
Tashay Hackney
Michael Hamblin
Donnell Hamilton
Lee Hamilton
Maxwell Hamm
Randall Hampton
Derrick Harper
Tania Harper
Alon Harrison
Cameron Harris
Jasmine Harris
Derek Hawthorne
Danielle Hayden
Joshua Hayes
Tyraia Hayes
Nicole Heeg
Stephanie HenriquezRamirez
Jaire Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez Nazares
Michaela Herring
Ja’Mees Hibbler
Maleni Hidalgo Tadeo
Alexus Hill
Nathan Hochstetler
Deja Hodgens
Francisco Holguin
Mariah Hoofer
Kayla Hooks
Kyshaun Hooten
Alexis Horne
Kayla Horne
William Hosey
Joshua Houck
Jasmine Hudson
Kainan Huggins
Karlton Hughes
Katrenia Hughes
Jacob Hull
Charrell Hunt
Shayana Hurt
Oluwakemi Ijimakinwa
Quatasia Irving
Deion Jackson
Deshaun Jackson
Ivory Jackson
Nia Jackson
Sean Jackson
Jeniah Jennings
Kayla Jennings
Brittany Johnson
Chae Johnson
Char’Lesiana Johnson
Jade Johnson
Talia Johnson
Taylor Johnson
Maurice Johnston
Aaron Jones
Damien Jones
Daylyn Jones
Harrison Jones
Madison Jones
Monique Jones
Symone Jones
Tariece Jones
Krystlann Justice
Trocon Karmo
Jalen Keaton
Amon Keglar
Anyla Kelley
Christian Kelly
Keysha Kelly-Travis
Tara Kelly
Mikayla Kendrick
Haley Kenner
Eric Kent
Devon Kern
Brendan Kernodle
Dylan Kerr
Ayrres Key
Muhammad Khalid
Jalen King
Kedar LaBroi
Cory Lambert
Evan Lande
Davon Langford-Trotter
Jalen Latta
Nghia Le
Jean Lebrun
Durante Lee
Nathaniel Legge
Zachary Lemons
Heather Leslie
Casandra Levario
Emoni Lewis
Koby Liell
Kortni Liggons
Jalen Lindsey
Ayinde Lockett-Palmer
Jaylan Lomax
Azariah Lonberger
Alexus Looper
Ulisses Lopez
Samantha Love
Amari Lyons
Danielle Lyttle
Joana Macedo
Jordan MacMillan
Lillyann Madriz
Jennifer Maldonado
Zachary Mallett
Isha Mansare
Angel Marcial
Aubrie Marker
Montana Marks
Alexander Marr
Jaylan Martin
Kennedy Martin
Edward Matthews
Mag-Berlie Maurice
Anycia Maxwell
Cedric Maxwell
Jasmine May
Keyala Mayon
John Mays
Jacob McCoy
Raymond McFadden
Bernard McGuire
Ian McIntire
Lachelle McKinley
Andrew McLaughlin
Arielle McLaurin
Tras McMillian
Maya McPherson
Dayna McTighe
Sara Meadimber
Juan Mejia
Bryant Melton
Kaden Mendenhall
Jocelyn Meza
Meron Midksa
Tylan Miles
Jarin Minor
William Mixon
Henry Mobley
Octavia Moffett-Cushenberry
Carlos Montalvo-Hernandez
Maritza Montanez
Alo’n Moore
Ilize Moore
Brigitte Morales Juarez
Bryce Moran
Mikayla Morrett
Janicka Morris
David Mundt Haverstick
Quinn Myers
Samuel Myers
Oumy Ndiaye
Adrianna Nelson
Ari’on Nelson
Phu Nguyen
Jaelyn Nichols
Titus Nickleson
Samantha Noel
Jorge Nunez Lantigua
Jesus Ochoa
Tracey Oglesby
Benjamin Okafor
Diana Olan Ruiz
Evan Ollier
Cheyenne Olson
Lars Olson
Alphonse Owens
Jontez Owens
Kyra Owens
Gbemisola Owolabi
Brian Pantoja
Dante Parker
Jaylen Parker
Esperanza Pascual Ortiz
Aayus Patel
Roshni Patel
Marlena Paulk
Jayland Payton
Daysi Perez Flores
Karla Perez Macias
Kameron Perkins
Jasmine Perry
Dy’Marion Perteet
Javon Pettigrew
Jayron Petty
Rashann Petty
Larry Phelps
Lyric Phillips
Ronmeion Phillips
Isaac Poole
Shawnye Pope
Chloe Powell
Jyaer Powell
Garad Prieto Garcia
Lauren Procter
Karen Quiroz Gonzalez
Kennedie Radcliff
Carina Ramirez
Deven Ramsey
Kacey Ramsey
Immani Randall
Dianna Randle
Kennady Rankin
Gregory Rasdell
Bryan Reed
Isaiah Reed
Jayda Reed
Elgin Reese
Noah Richardson
Patrice Richardson
Kalyn Ricker-Hurley
Carolina Rivera Munoz
AireMuni Robertson Collins
Adrian Robinson
Jayla Robinson
Kenneth Robinson
Maya Robinson
Tyana Robinson
Taylor Rodabough
Alyse Rodgers
Diana Rodriguez
Lesly Rodriguez
Ruben Rodriguez Rodriguez
Brock Rogers
Thayna Romulus
Alexis Rosales Parra
Marie Roseau
Jordyn Ross
Samantha Rotvold
James Rueff
Cameron Ruggles
Fina Ruiz
Aubaine Rutland
Lucas Sadenwater
Deztanie Saffore
Adjata Sako
Rosaisela Sanchez Zuniga
Vanessa Santillanes
Yancy Sanz Henriquez
Abigail Sarabyn
Arika Saunders
Derion Searcey
Heran Seifu
Bobbi Shane
Charlene Shank
Jamie Sharp
Alexis Sheehan
Morgan Shields
Nathaniel Shine
Austin Shores
Jaylah Sibley
Tyeisha Sides
Chad Simmons
Michaela Simon
Natalie Sipes
Keonna Slaughter
Andrew Smith
Christopher Smith
Dajour Smith
Danika Smith
Dustin Smith
Joy Smith
Jacob Snell
Nicholas Snow
Louis Sokol
Jadelyn Spear
Jessica Spear
Michael Spoelman
Kendall Sprowl
Brittany Starks
Brandon Steele
Naya Steffey
Diamond Stephens
Dakota Stiner
Tylar Stockton
Nathaniel Strawmyer
Jarell Strickland
Denard Strong
Adasia Sublett
Jordan Sullivan
Melvin Sullivan
Lashay Sutton
Niroby Tavarez
Cheyenne Taylor
Kasche Taylor
Lorenzo Taylor
Reilly Taylor
Samuel Teague
Nudeh Teah
Toni Temple
Diana Tepas
Jarrard Terrell
Nia Terry
Diamond Thigpen
Derrick Thomas
Elijah Thomas
Justin Thomas
Dejah Thompson
Nyjah Thompson
Kristopher Thornton
Andrew Thorp
Thulaypaw Thwe
Cameron Tibbs
Natalie Timm
Keyla Torres Rodriguez
Elhadj Tounkara
Dennys Trujillo
Jai Tudor
Kristen Turner
Esperanza Valledor
Polita Valledor
Martin Velazquez
Delanys Velez De La Cruz
Marille Velez
Perla Venancio
Emma Vespini
Sandra Viera Moreno
Mychal Vinson
Jawaun Viverette
Katherine Waldschmidt
Arayla Walker
Mikayla Walker
Princess Walker
Tarpeh Walker
Zachalize Wallace
Logan Walters
Clayton Warner
Choecen Waters
Alyssa Welch
Deonta’ Welch
Aaron White
Stephanie Whitlock
Johnny William
Austin Williams
Bianca Williams
Chienne Williams
Dejah Williams
Kayla Williams
Mitchell Williams
Tyonna Williams
Ebony Wilson
Jayla Wilson
Shania Wilson
Calyn Wims
Jesse Winters
Justin Winterboer
Tewolde Woldai
Renita Woodson
Tarionna Woods
Wallysha Wright
Lane Yeary
Syed Asad Zahidi
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teachers
may 2016
A Fond Farewell:Educators make decision to retire
STEPHANY BRICENO
Reporter
t the end of every year, as students get excited about the end
of school and seniors prepare
to graduate, a few teachers are
filled with bittersweet emotions as they
prepare to say goodbye to teaching. For
them, it is another type of graduation.
The age requirements for teachers to
retire in the state of Indiana is 65 with 10
years of service, between 60-64 with 15
years of service and ages 55-59 only if
the age and service years together add
up to 85 total, according to teachingcertification.com.
FACS Department Chair Renee Greene
will be retiring once this semester is over.
She has taught at three different schools
before she came to Pike. She been teaching for a total of 26 years, but only 16
of those years at Pike. She is ending her
career as the child development teacher.
The child development classes are
designed to help students understand
important factors about having children
and all the responsibilities that come
with it. Students learn about the various
stages of adolescence.
“Mrs. Greene’s class teaches us all
about the whole process of having a
A
child; we learn all we
need to learn about
it,” said sophomore
Kelsey Peoples. “I really enjoy that class.”
Mrs. Greene said
she will miss the
teaching and will
never forget it. She
Renee Greene,
said that she likes to
FACS
spark interest in what
she teaches.
“I’m going to miss
the students and the wonderful Pike
family,” Mrs. Greene said. “I learn something from my students every day.”
Most teachers who retire usually have
more free time, spend more time with
family and friends, travel, and do things
they always wanted to do but never had
time to do because of work. Mrs. Greene
is not an exception. She plans on traveling more and helping her daughters out
with her grand kids.
“It’s nice that Mrs. Greene plans on retiring because she deserves having more
free time since she’s worked all of those
years,” said Peoples.
Teachers from many different fields
of education plan their farewells as soon
as they reach their
requirements. Teachers struggle planning
when they want
to retire. For Mrs.
Greene, after teaching for 16 years, she
will be retiring after
this school year.
John Marshall,
Mr. John MarPerforming Arts
shall, on the other
hand, did not finish
the school year. He
retired after first semester of 2015.
“He was the kind of teacher who did
not give us rest until we had everything
right for our marching band competitions,” said sophomore Nia Smith.
Band director John Marshall retired
Dec. 18 after spreading his passion for
music to his students for 38 years. Mr.
Marshall, assisted by Mr. Emmert, ran all
the band classes, including marching
band and jazz band. Mr. Marshall was
the performing arts department chair for
many of those years.
In 1995 he was awarded teacher of
the year, and then became the runner up
teacher in the state. During the 33 years
he taught at Pike, Mr. Marshall and the
band have won several awards during
his tenure.
Mr. Marshall majored in music education at Indiana University and became an
assistant band director at Center Grove,
where he helped to expand the program
from 158 students to 358.
“Things have come together well,” Mr.
Marshall said.
Mr. Emmert took over the bands for
Mr. Marshall once he left after the first
semester. According to Mr. Marshall, he
has a strong appreciation for the kids, as
well as the rest of the kids, as well as the
rest of the department.
“Almost any day in this department
is not devoid of hilarious moments,” Mr.
Marshall said. “There is something to
laugh about daily.”
He hopes to spend most of his extra
time with his four grandchildren, as well
as help as a consultant music director with Paige’s Music and as a guest
conductor and judge for Indiana High
School Music Association (ISSMA).
“This is a high school that is kid centered, and I’ve very much enjoyed that,”
Mr. Marshall said. “The Performing Arts
Department has a special place in my
heart.”
Seniors Choose Favorite Teachers
**Voted on by seniors during a special survey
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
Now/Then
Name/Subject
Why Seniors Like Them
Malik Austin
“He has his own twist on everything he
teaches. It is just a whole different type of
vibe. He makes sure everyone gets it before moving on.” --J’Quan Boykin, senior
Social Studies
21 years teaching
Caroline Thinnes
English
1 year teaching
Mary Sims
Social Studies
11 years teaching
“She explains the topics very well, and
she’s easy to understand.”
--Derek Hawthorne, senior
“I love Mrs. Sims. She’s knowledgeable and
she keeps class interesting with her silliness.”
--Yvette Anderson, senior
Leiwana Taylor
“She is the most down to earth teacher
that I have ever had.”
--Yancy Sanz
Kevin Hatfield
“Mr. Hatfield always teaches the class with
a smile. He’s a playful person but knows
when it is time for business.”
--Stephanie Velez, senior
Mindy Cundiff
“Mrs. Cundiff does not just teach English.
She likes to teach her students life skills to
prepare us for the real world.”--Taylor Bell,
senior
Spanish
13 years teaching
Math
6 years teaching
English
12 years teaching
English teachers Dea Nunnally and Moti
Agunbiade share a smile with Principal Troy
Inman after being recognized at the Pike
Township Celebrations May 5, 2016.
Teachers recognized
at annual celebration
ABRIANA HERRON
Reporter
Every year, a banquet is held to
honor teachers from around Pike
Township. On May 5, 2016 two special
honors were handed out to English
teachers at the Celebrations.
English teacher Dea Nunnally was
named Pike High School’s teacher of
the year and the District’s runner up
teacher of the year.
“Mrs. Nunnally is phenomenal.
She is one of those teachers who you
know cares about not only your grade
but also about you,” junior Destiny Williams said.
English teacher Moti Agunbiade
was named the Pike Educational Foundation Champion teacher of the year.
Freshman Ila Das Roberts can understand why she was chosen.
“I think she deserves the award
because I only had her for a semester,
but she always reached out to me and
has taken the initiative to make sure all
of her students are on the same level,”
Roberts said.
English Department Chair Cheryl
Wilkerson was proud to have two
English teachers honored during the
special night.
“Because the English Department
was under so much pressure due to
ISTEP, it was nice to see the English
Department recognized,” Wilkerson
said.
awards
may 2016
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Teachers Awarded Grants
The Pike Township Education
Foundation awarded grants of specific
amounts of money to teachers and administrators in Pike Township. The grant
winners were announced on March 20
and there were 12 total grant winners.
Two Pike High School staff members,
Mrs. Christina Mitchell and Mrs. Mari
Swayne, were awarded grants.
According to the PTEF website, their
mission is to “enhance the educational
experience of every Pike student by
providing resources for innovative, high
quality approaches to education.”
The process of applying for a grant
includes an online application, which
Mrs. Swayne said asked questions such
as what the grant was for or why the
teacher deserved it.
“The Pike Township Education Foundation gives you the opportunity to
apply for a grant to meet the needs of
students,” Mrs. Swayne said. “They look
for things that are creative and innovative.”
The grant that Mrs. Swayne, direc-
outdoor lab.”
tor of Pike Career &
The outdoor
STEM center, won
lab is open to all
was to benefit stuof Pike Township,
dents in the career
so Mrs. Mitchell is
center
trying to make the
“I applied bespace more appealcause I found that
ing to elementary
there were some
and middle school
student needs that
students.
we didn’t have curThe National Art
rent funding for,”
Honor Society will
Mrs. Swayne said.
be painting a mural
Originally, Mrs.
of the Lorax in the
Swayne thought
outdoor lab, which
she had won $5,000
is what the $2,000
a week for life from
grant paid for.
Publisher’s Clearing
House.
“I’m excited about
“[Winning this
painting the Truffula
grant] was even
trees,” junior Avery
Mrs. Mari Swayne receives a check from The
more exciting be- Pike Township Education Foundation
Logan, a member
cause it’s going to
of the National Art
benefit our students,” she said.
Honor Society, said. “Those seem like
they would be fun to paint.”
The grant that she won was for
Mrs. Mitchell has also been applying
$2,500.
for other grants to help pay for the costs
Mrs. Mitchell, science teacher and
outdoor lab coordinator, said she applied of her project for the outdoor lab.
She won a grant from the Pike Lion’s
for the grant to “bring the Lorax to the
MARI SWAWYNE/courtesy photo
HALEIGH STINER
Reporter
Club, as well for objects such as fishing
poles and nets to use in the outdoor
lab.
“In May, when it’s testing time and
people just need a break, they can go
out and go fish in the outdoor lab,” she
said.
Mrs. Mitchell was especially excited
about winning this grant because she
does not have funds for the outdoor
lab, so grants are the only source of
money that can fund the lab.
In the past, Pike teachers who have
won grants took what they learned
from their grants and ran with it.
Last year, choir director Mr. Matthew Hougland won the Lilly Teacher
Creativity Grant to go to New York to
further his music career. That trip led
to his decision to move to New York
permanently and continue his career
in music.
“I wouldn’t have known about the
program in New York if it weren’t for
the grant,” he said.
The grant was a catalyst for Mr.
Hougland going to New York, he said.
Seniors receive scholarships at awards night
The following list represents local scholarships and awards given out during the senior awards night May 16.
Scholarship Name Student who won Amount Scholarship Name Student who won Kappa Kappa Sigma
Alpha Alpha Chapter
$2,000
Quinn Myers
Charles Brooks Memorial 1st – Lucas Graham
$200
Scholarship2nd – Logan Walters$175
3rd – Max Hamm$150
Per – Monique Jones$100
Merit – Lucas Graham/$150
Logan Walters
Michael
A. Carroll Memorial Madison Jones
$1,200
Citizenship Award
Daniel Elsharaiha Scholarship
Robert Bering
$1,000
Antoine Jay McKenzie
Steven Carlisle
$500
KnowHow2Go Staff Award Ebony Wilson
$500
Rebekah Alford$500
Maxwell Hamm$500
William Mixon$500
Pike Alumni Krystiauna Cole
$2,500 Max MetzlerLucas Graham$,1000
MonningerDeven Ramsey$,1500
PotterTiffani Banks$5,000
Mark Siegel Scholarship
Bethany Downs
$500
The Next Big Thing Ebony Wilson
$550
ScholarshipNatalie Sipes$550
Pike Lions ClubCayln Wims$1,000
Pike Prep Academy
Sarah Cole
$750
Asmaa Enweji$750
Jocelyn Rivera$750
Michael Hooten$750
Pike Academy Scholarships BIT - Cameron Ruggles
$1,000
DM – Jordyn Ross$1,000
HFS – Nanci Cruz Solano $1,000
JAGS – Sidney Chavez
$500
Lesly Rodriquez
$500
PA – Renita Woodson$1,000
SAE – Brendan Kernodle
$1,000
FRESH – Ebony Wilson$1,000
VAC – Jordan MacMillan
$1,000
Amount
Pike EducationalLauren Baker$1,500
FoundationCameron Ruggles$1,500
ScholarshipsNathaniel Shine$1,500
Natalie Sipes$2,000
Makaysia Carson$2,000
Emma Vespini$2,000
Ebony Wilson$1,000
Quinn Myers$1,000
Jade Benhameda$2,000
Deven Ramsey$2,000
Yancy Sanz$500
Pike Historical Society
Adrian Robinson
Maxine Stevens Jordan MacMillan
Journalism Award
Pike
National Honor Society -Hope Scholarship Thembekile Dube
$200
$200
$3,000
Pike HOSAIyunade Adeboueh$250
Realizing Your Dreams
– Superintendent Scholarship
Mag – Berlie Maurice
Yvette Anderson
$2,000
$2,000
Dr. Ruth Woods Scholarship Sandria Daley
Mr. Larry Gaylen ScholarshipEbony Wilson
JROTC Leadership Award Brendan Kernodle
$2,000
Go Mad Public Service Award
$100
Ebony Wilson
$2,000
$1,000
LEFT - Principal Inman recognizes the superintendent “Realizing Your Dreams” scholarship winners Yvette Anderson
and Mag-Berlie Maurice; TOP - Mrs. Vohland recognizes
students for their achievements on AP exams.
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FEATURES
may 2016
TWINTASTIC
Twins have unique lives
ZAHRA AL-AWADI/photo
ZAHRA AL-AWADI
Reporter
It’s 6:56 p.m. This is not what Maribel
Moreno was expecting. Tears ran down
her face; she was not sure she could
handle this, for she was still young. The
air became heavy. She is in for another
round.
It’s now 7:03 p.m. Wailing fills the
room. Moreno is now the mother of two
twin girls. The date is now April 14, 2001,
and it’s the birth of current freshmen
Katherine and Karen Barrientos.
Moreno gave birth prematurely, causing health issues for the twin girls. They
were so small they could fit into the palm
of the doctor’s hand.
Katherine was born healthier than
Karen. Karen spent 15 extra days in the
incubator because she had irregular
heartbeats. The tables turned when they
got older. Around the age of 4 Katherine
was diagnosed with anemia and had to
take precautions, such as having to add
iron-filled foods into her daily diet, while
Karen was quite healthy.
Since the earliest of memories
Katherine and Karen have always done
everything together. They were typical
identical twins who matched in clothing
but sometimes wore different colors so
others would be able to tell them apart.
“As we got older I thought it was
childish and embarrassing to match,” said
Katherine.
Competition plays a big role between
these two sisters. Academics is what they
compete over the most, but both take
the highest level of courses available to
them, such as AP and honors classes.
They work endlessly throughout the
day to be able to maintain their good
grades. They do this not to see who is
smarter, but to see who is more independent.
They realize that one day they will be
going their separate ways and have to
learn to not rely on each other so much.
Characterwise, these two couldn’t be
more polar opposites. “We are like black
and white, the sun and the moon, like
fire and water,” said Katherine.
Since they have been through everything together, one might wonder how
are they so different. “Even though we
did go through things together, it’s going to affect us differently, causing us to
act differently,” said Karen.
When being compared, both girls
feel uneasy and awkward, especially
when it comes to people pointing out
every last detail that they have to make
them look different or to know which
twin is which.
Twin telepathy is not proven to be
a real thing, but Karen feels otherwise;
she feels that she knows whenever
Katherine is sad or discomforted, even
when her body language tries to hide it.
She agrees that she doesn’t feel Katherine’s physical pain, but emotionally they
both understand the feeling.
Both girls said they are glad they
have each other and could not imagine
not being a twin.
“I feel like I’m missing a part of me
when she’s gone,” said Karen. “I think being born with a twin is like being born
with a soulmate; there’s a special bond
between us,” said Katherine.
KATELYN GREEN
Reporter
At school he seems like another
senior just wanting to graduate. On
the bus he sits towards the back with
his friends, laughing and enjoying the
people around him. He enjoys people
and helps them so much so that he has
chosen to serve in the military, specifically the Air Force.
Austin Williams’s first choice since
kindergarten, he is now close to graduation and closer to serving in the Air
Force.
“I’ve imagined myself coming out of
a helicopter and running on to the field
as gun shots soar past me,” Williams
said. Going into this certain field has
given him some certain aspects to be
aware of. Williams fears losing limbs and
being looked at funny “for not being a
full person, so to speak.”
He gazes toward the front of the bus
looking deep in thought when thinking
on his motivation for serving his country. His father has been his motivation
for serving since he had served in the
Army, “but the Air Force interested me
the most,” Williams said.
After his service, his envisions himself
being home and being a father. Family
is an important factor in every decision
that he makes, and he relies on them for
support.
His father is proud to see his son
wanting to do something that will make
a difference in his life, and his mother is
equally supportive.
“Like any mom she’s scared I won’t
come back,” Williams said.
Austin’s mother still remains strong
to support her son’s choice serving in
the Air Force, and Austin is completely
grateful for the love and support.
Austin Williams is pleased to be
making a difference, but he will be even
NJROTC/courtesy photos
Air Force Ambitions: seniors choose military as next step
AUSTIN WILLIAMS
more pleased to hear it.
“I want to be able to be told ‘Thank
you for your service.’ That would be so
cool for me,” Williams said. “I want that
respect.”
Another important aspect of his life is
his grandmother who has just recently
entered her last stages of Alzheimer’s.
“Soon she will pass away, Williams
said. His last memory of his grandma was
hearing her say she was very pleased
and proud to know her grandson will
serve in the military.
As the school year comes to a close,
Austin’s plans to serve are near. Soon he
will actually be running into the field to
serve and defend his country.
Austin’s plans are to enlist after graduation when he has obtained his driver’s
license. Once enlisted he will be sent to
Langley Air Force Base in San Antonio,
Texas for basic training.
JACOB SNELL
For senior Jacob Snell, his family’s
military background dates back to The
Revolutionary War where he says he had
family fighting for both the British and
The Colonies. It is obvious he is proud of
his family’s military history, which is one
reason why he cannot see himself doing
anything else.
Both his father and his grandfather
were active in the military.
“Growing up I knew I did not have a
normal life,” Jacob said.” But I wouldn’t
trade it for the world. I was learning
things my friends did not know.”
Jacob says one of his first introductions into military life as a boy was when
he joined the Cub Scouts at the age of 5.
He spent his childhood moving up the
ranks as a Boy Scout before earning its
highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Earning an Eagle Scout rank and
being a four-year member of NJROTC
helped him to begin his military rank
as an Airman 1st Class.
Jacob will be leaving in June to
go to Langley Air Force Base in San
Antonio, Texas. His goal is to be a GEO
Spacial Analyst, which is a 30-week
training program.
Jacob reflects on the his life growing up and wants to give back to his
country. He says that he is looking
most forward to the lifestyle that the
military offers.
“It’s something not many people
get to experience,” he said.
Chief Alexander, NJROTC instructor,
only had positive things to say about
both of these cadets and feels that
both will represent Pike High School
and the country in positive ways.
“I have no doubt that Cadet Snell
and Cadet Williams will do well in the
Air Force or whatever branch they
choose,” Alexander said.
Chief Alexander said that the
military is not just about branches but
about unity and serving a country with
pride and hard work.
“Even though we may join different
branches, such as the Army, Navy, Air
force or Marines, we all have one common goal -- to build a military capable
of winning wars and protecting our
great nation,” he said.
Alexander further said that it has
become even more difficult to join the
armed forces, so when Pike students
are accepted into programs, they
should feel honored.
“There was a time years ago that to
join the military all you needed was
a pulse,” he said. “Today, anyone that
has passed the entrance and physical
exams has reached high heights. Times
have changed. It’s not about quantity;
it’s about quality. I would be proud to
serve with either of these young men.”
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IN THE NEWS
Junior Bryant Johnson was
recently invited by The Indiana
Academy of Science Talent
Search to present his research
Bryant
from the project he presented
Johnson
at the regional science fair. Bryant completed his research on “highly
acidic concentrated fruit juices used as
a renewable and eco-friendly energy
source”. The scientific field of investigation was Bio-Chemical Engineering.
Performing Arts news
The Super Bowl team
Super Bowlers earn recognition
The English squad (Tara Kelly and Jada
Johnson) placed third. Also finishing in
Freshman Iqra Syed
third place were the Social Studies (Eric
was awarded a U.S. Stockholm Barron, Tara Kelly, and Alejandro Marcial)
Junior Water Prize Regional
and Math squads (Arica Simon, Ryan
Certificate for her water-related Downs, and Emily Hyatt). Other squads
Iqra
science project. The Stockholm included Fine Arts (Emily Hyatt, Alejandro
Syed
Junior Water Prize is the most
Marcial, Megan Olson, and Jada Johnprestigious award for a water-related
son), Science (Eric Barron, Ryan Downs,
science project at the high school
and Arica Simon), and Interdisciplinary
level. The prize seeks to inspire today’s (Eric Barron, Ryan Downs, Jada Johnson,
young scientists as they tackle the chal- Emily Hyatt, Tara Kelly, Alejandro Marcial,
lenges facing one of Earth’s most vital and Arica Simon).
resources.
Pike High School was once again ranked
Congratulations goes out to seniors
as one of the most challenging high
Jordan MacMillan and Reilly Taylor who schools in the Nation, for the fourth
both came home with awards from
consecutive year. PHS ranked 33rd in
Ball State’s Journalism Day. Reilly won
the state and 1789 (up 99 spots from last
honorable mention for sports photogyear) in the country.
raphy and Jordan won two honorable
mentions for display writing and feature
photography.
On April 30, It was a great weekend
at ISSMA State Qualifications for the
Pike Performing Arts Department. The
Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble,
Encores, Constiques, and Menz Choir
all earned Gold Ratings for their
performances. In addition, the Pike
Constiques Women’s Choir and the
Pike Menz Choir both qualified for the
ISSMA State Finals, which took place in
the Pike Performing Arts Center.
H.O.S.A.
HOSA
The Pike High School HOSA (Future
Health Professionals of America)
2016 Competitive Teams earned
the opportunity to compete at the
national convention in June. Convention in June! Over 1,400 Indiana
Students in High Schools and Career
and Technical Centers compete in
this Statewide Conference. Our team
was financially supported by MICI
AHEC Metropolitan IndianapolisCentral Indiana Health Career Center,
Pike YCC and MSD of Pike Township.
Senchelle Navarre: Indiana HOSA
State Treasurer (she was selected and
then elected by Indiana Peers to Represent HOSA and Pike for Indiana)
Nagma Tai: 1st Place: Medical Terminology ($1,000 Scholarship Earned)!
Azba Hotelwala: Top Ten: Extemporaneous Health Writing
Leslie Morales, Stephanie Velez,
Brenda Guzman: Top Ten: Health
Education
Mohammed Tai: Top Ten: Prepared
Speaking
Pike High School HOSA Chapter:
Two Awards for Top Indiana Chapter
Growth (82%)
Remember your story
There are still a limited
number of yearbooks
available for $65. Once they
are gone, they are gone
forever. Stop by F102 to get
your copy!
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SPORTS
may 2016
Spring Sports Teams
VARSITY GIRLS TRACK
VARSITY BOYS TRACK
JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL
VARSITY BASEBALL
VARSITY SOFTBALL
BOYS GOLF
JUNIOR VARSITY SOFTBALL
GIRLS TENNIS
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Clayton
Warner
Their last season was about to end, and varsity
baseball players Michael Hamblin, Clayton Warner and Rylon Clark prepare to lead their team of
mostly underclassmen.
“I go on the field and play like it’s my last,” Warner said.
Hamblin often works in the cages and tries to
stay mentally prepared because in being the only
upperclassman in the outfield, he has to set an
example and lead for next year’s team. His favorite
part of baseball is connecting with his teammates
and supporting each other. The bond that they
have formed has created a lasting impact.
“It’s about family and teamwork,” Hamblin said.
His best experience out of his eight years of
playing was during his sophomore year when
Hamblin was asked to step in to play at sectionals.
This boosted his confidence as a growing and
Rylon
Clark
For senior softball player Symone Jones, the moments that will be missed the most are the group
chats, joking around and practicing with her team.
Although Jones will continue softball, she has
plans outside of the sport. She plans on majoring in
marketing and minoring in mass communicartions.
To train for a season, Jones tried to stay mentally
focused and worked out with a personal trainer.
This helped keep her endurance up and to get her
into the right mindset.
Jones said that being a senior on the team is “bittersweet”. It has it’s ups and downs, but overall she
said that everyone is treated equally and because
of that, softball is a lot more enjoyable.
“(Our greatest weakness is that) we get in our
own heads,” Jones said. “ but our strength is that
we’re able to stick together and rally”.
Jones has been playing softball since she was
five years old and one thing that she’s learned is
that “You don’t have to be physically fit, it’s all
about your mantality”
Softball has given Jones many lessons, helped
her with people skills, and with overcoming adversity.
It helps “Build your story,” Jones said.
aspiring baseball player. Hamblin now has received
a small scholarship for baseball along with a 21st
Century Scholarship. He said that it is a lot of responsibility being a senior, but it feels good.
“They expect me to lead and be a key asset,”
Hamblin said.
For Clayton Warner and Rylon Clark, baseball is
a passion, not just a hobby.
Senior baseball player Rylon Clark said, “Yes,
baseball is something I play, but it’s also something
I eat sleep and dream of doing for the rest of my
life.”
Senior Night for the team was on May 16
against Beech Grove. Clark hit a home run early on
in the game, calling it the highlight of the night.
“We started off rough, but the team came together after the first inning and ended up winning
12-4,” Clark said.
For senior Justin Bates, playing on the golf
team is the perfect segway into college, as he
will be playing for Hampton College on a scholarship.
Bates will receive scholarship money to play
golf in hopes of going semi pro. Aside from this
scholarship, he will also be receiving an academic scholarship to cover the remaining costs.
Bates said that his “Pops” has been his inspiration.
“He’s the person who taught me the game…
He’s a very avid golf player,” Bates said. For fourteen years, Bates has played golf and said that
“most people who have played for 20 years don’t
have the skills that I do.”He said that this is due to
his dedication to the sport.
Bates not only trains indoors during the
Bethany
Downs
Symone Jones
Tennis/Golf
winter season but also spends 12 hours per day
training outdoors during the summer.
During practice Bates usually practices his
short game and moves into mastering the mechanics of a full swing.
There are two new players on the team this
year. Although the team is short a player to be
eligible to compete in tournaments, both new
players have a desire and are working to gain
improvement.
Bates has won approximately 10 games
over the past four years that he’s been in high
school and won his first event of this season.
His favorite part of golf is getting to travel to
various places. The team has traveled all across
the Midwest to compete in the American Junior
Golf competitions.
For some athletes, being the only senior on
the team might seem lonesome, but senior
Bethany Downs enjoys the opportunities it
brings.
“I love it. Whenever I want to pull seniority, I
can. It’s kind of weird,” Downs said.
Her coach has been her inspiration. Outside
of the court she checks on all of the girls individually to make sure that their academics and
social life are going well. Bethany has been one
of the captains since her junior year. Aside from
the coach, the team itself has a strong support
system. Tennis has its challenges and staying in
physical shape is just the half of it.
“Tennis is a very mental game,” Downs said.
She said that their team is not the strongest
that they can be yet, but as they work together
Justin
Bates
to build the right attitude and motivation, they
are steadily improving.
The tennis team meets every day at 3:00 pm.
First, they warm up and run laps. After this, they
practice serving and volleying with partners.
Downs said that at the end of practice the
team has matches to prepare for game day.
Downs plans on going to “Ole Miss” University where she will continue playing tennis at an
intermural level. She said that she cherishes the
time that the team spends together because that
is the aspect she will miss the most as she heads
off to college.
“Tennis is not an individual sport,” Downs
said. “It taught me a lot of personal discipline
(including) how to work with such a large group
of people (and to) value my time.”
Senior Spotlight
Michael
Hamblin
Senior Spotlight
Softball
Senior Spotlight
Senior Spotlights
Baseball
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Boys Rugby
Adolfo
Acuna
Girls Rugby
For rugby player and senior Naomi
Dominguez, this season has been about
gaining strength, endurance and confidence. Last year, Dominguez suffered from
a leg injury during the Brownsburg game. It
took an entire season for her recovery, but
she has had support along the way.
Hope Solo, a three time world cup soccer
winner, was her inspiration. With having a
lot in common with athletics and drive, Solo
is someone who Dominguez looks up to.
Dominguez said that she also has to be
a leader. As a senior on the team, she feels
an obligation to prepare the team for
next year so that their legacy can be
prolonged.
“It makes me want to leave a mark,”
Dominguez said.
As a recovering athlete she said
that along the way she has developed
much more confidence in herself and
her skills. While on leave from rugby,
she began playing soccer to help train
her body and gain endurance.
Naomi
Dominguez
Senior Spotlights
Track and Field
Senior Sandra Brown is one of five
seniors on the track and field team
and continues to participate at the
collegiate level.
Brown has been awarded a partial
scholarship from the University of Mississippi to run track.
Brown says track has always felt
natural for her, and it has embodied
a big role in her life. “It’s kind of like
my stress reliever,” Brown said. In the
locker room before a meet the girls
have a ritual of playing music to get
energized and motivated.
Brown’s most memorable moment
of track was competing in the indoor
state competition. This is where she
beat her first personal record and realized her place on the team. Brown said
that the thing she will miss most is her
teammates. They all bonded together
and became “sisters”.
“It’s helped me meet people I never
thought I’d be around,” Brown said.
Aside from stepping out of her
comfort zone, track has made her step
up as a leader and better herself as an
athlete.
Sandra Brown
Senior
Spotlights
All sports profiles written by reporter Janay Watson
Adolfo Acuna, senior rugby player, is in his second year on the rugby team. The team completed
their regular season with an undefeated record
of 5-0 for the South Division. Acuna’s position on
the field, scrumhalf, played a major factor to the
team’s success.
“(Rugby is) a game of respect,” Acuna said. “After going all at it (we) come together as a family.”
A good player is “someone who is always at
practice and is a good leader,” Acuna said.
Acuna began training over the summer preseason to prepare and equip for practices and
games. The team conditions and lift weights during the winter as well. Acuna said that the team’s
weakness is getting too confident and losing focus. However, the team’s growth has allowed their
confidence to come from putting in extra effort.
Between school, work, and rugby, his schedule
scarecly has any free time; but managing his time
has become easier for him as a result. Acuna has
people who help and encourage him, like his boss
and his coach, who are willing to work around his
schedule to accommodate his needs.
One of the things Acuna will miss the most is
the bus rides to and from tournaments. On the
way to a game, the team will do whatever they
can to get “hype“ and energized so that they
will go out on the field confident and ready to
conquer the other team. On the way back, Acuna
said that the team likes to joke around and just
have fun.
Acuna will miss Pike, but is ready to make his
next step as well.
With record-breaking senior track star
Marcus Ellington, track is more than a
hobby. It is his passion.
“If (it weren’t for track), I’d probably be 50
pounds heavier,” Ellington said. “It gave me
something to focus on.”
Although he has ran track since middle
school, Ellington has not always had a drive
for the sport.
Ellington said that in order to become a
good player, “you have to have a love for it”.
It took realizing that he was actually very
fast to find himself in track. Now, Ellington
could not see himself without track.
This season, the track team has broken
the DMR record, set the four by mile distance record and set the Marion County 4X8
record. Ellington himself has broken a set
mile record.
Ellington says the team is constantly
trying to get better and has been working
on not getting upset or crying after a game,
but rather building each other up, whether
there is a win or a loss.
His dad also ran track at Purdue University. “He just sits in the stands and takes lots
of pictures,” Ellington said jokingly. Although his dad does not run track anymore,
his dad is one of his biggest supporters and
stands with him every step of the way. “I
Marcus Ellington
want to be like him; he’s pretty well
off.”
As Ellington prepares for college
at Indiana University, he realizes what
track has meant to him.
“Togetherness...” For Ellington, the
time that the team spent together
was cherished most. “We’re a family...
a unit.”
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Where they’ ve been
-photo illustration by Reilly Taylor and Jordan MacMillan
“I haven’t been to the ocean for 14 years so it was
such a blessing to go and as a surprise my friend’s
mom asked me if I wanted to go with them to
Disney.”-Alyssa Dossett (Treasure Island, Florida
and Disney World)
“My most memorable moment was walking around Montego
“While in Texas, I got the chance to go indoor skydiving,
“My friends and I just wanted to go someBay and capturing the whole island view. If I could, I would
play basketball and see family. It was amazing to see
where fun. We went shopping and to the
bring back the sand from the beach. It was so soft and exfoli- how much my little cousin has grown. I wanted to bring
beach, every moment in Mexico was my
ated my skin perfectly.”-Lauren Curd (Jamaica, Mexico, &
him back with me.”-Joshua Cortes (Houston, Texas)
favorite.”-Jayla Robinson (Mexico and Key
Grand Cayman Island, Caribbean)
West, FL)
“My dad and I went together and we did a lot of activities such as bridge
“It was amazing to walk un“I went to visit family and celebrate my 18th birthday. While
der the Eiffel Tower.”-Yvette
traveling, we visisted Prague. It is the most beautiful city in the jumping, white water rafting, and zip lining. Our last night in Auckland
we went to a pub and I ran into the All Blacks rugby captain, Richie McAnderson (France, Italy,
world, the oldness and red tile roofs make it feel untainted.”Caw, which was amazing.”-Jordan MacMillan (Australia and New Zealand)
England)
Brendan Kernodle (Germany, Czech Republic, Poland)
“I went scuba diving and watched the sunset
every evening. I loved being able to swim with
the sea turtles.”-Natalie Timm (Grand Cayman,
Caribbean)
“My friends and I desperately wanted to get out of Indiana and we
agreed that the Smokies would be the most adventurous (and cheapest) place we could visit. The amount of jaw dropping views were
incredible.”-Jesse Winters (Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg, Tenennesse)
Where they’re going
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Students recognized for art work
Eight students received recognition
for the“Our History as a Masterpiece” Art
Contest, sponsored by The Black History
Club. The award winners were announced
at a reception after school on April 19. The
winners were chosen from a pool of 20
entries, according to Black History Club
Sponsor Dea Nunnally.
This year, the art was auctioned off by
online silent bids in order to raise money
to support the residence of Flint, Michigan
who have been dealing with a water crisis.
Winners included:
1st place: Talia Johnson
“Black Influence Across the Globe”
2nd place: Lexis Jones
“The Masterpiece of Africa”
3rd place: Mariah Hoofer
“I Am A Man”
Honorable Mention:
Karlton “KJ” Hughes
“Evolved So Many”
Aubaine Rutland
“1:00 am”
Amy Ni
“The Land of the Free”
Briley Sidor
“Shadow of the Past”
Anthony Vespini “Jimi Hendrix”
Science teacher Kevin Self and math
teacher Kathy Walters were the silent auction winners.
Talia Johnson’s “Black Influence Across the Globe”
Briley Sidor’s “The Land of the Free”
Class of 2016 Top 30
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Lucas
Graham
Logan
Walters
Maxwell
Hamm
Taylor
Rodabaugh
Alyssa
Clay
Nicole
Heeg
Aayus
Patel
Tiffani
Banks
Jordyn
Ross
Thembekile
Dube
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Ruggles
Austin
Shores
James
Rueff
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Marr
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Downs
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Jones
Samantha
Rotvold
Cheyenne
Olson
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Timm
Muhammed
Khalid
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Mixon
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Anderson
Nathaniel
Shine
Lauren
Baker
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Wilson
Bradley
Englert
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Local club
earns honor
ANYIA CLAYTON
Reporter
Left, Right, Left, Right
JORDAN MACMILLAN
Editor-in-chief
O
bstacles come from many directions in life.
For junior Austin Manning, his obstacles
come from the left and right hands of his
boxing opponents. The four-year veteran
boxer trains five days a week at Team Achieve Boxing,
and this year he will be going to the national championship for the first time.
After winning the Indiana Golden Gloves State
Championship for his weight class, Manning began
prepping for his next fights in Salt Lake City, Utah by
striving for his goal to be the first person from Indiana
to win nationals since 1993.
“I draw my strength from everyone else -- the crowd,
my parents, especially my dad; he has never missed a
fight,” Manning said.
Manning also mentioned that he began boxing after
his father had watched it and stated that it looked fun.
After his grandmother had met the coach for his gym,
he started going to classes regularly.
Team Achieve Boxing ensures sanctioned boxing
competitions, and they follow the USA Olympic Boxing
Program’s guidelines. The group works towards spiritual, academic, personal and athletic goals, according
to achieveinternational.org. They teach kids the value
of perseverance and hard work to promote overall success for the athlete.
Manning’s overall goal is to compete in the 2020
Olympics and to turn professional quickly after. He
wants to be able to make a living off of his fights and
retire fairly young.
When he is not training for an upcoming fight, Manning helps the younger competitors in his gym with
physical and mental skills that he picked up himself after years of observing the sport. “I watch a lot of professional boxers to help me get better. I watch myself, too,”
Manning said. He also mentioned that he aspires to be
a role model to the younger athletes and hopes to be a
coach after he retires from boxing.
Nationals is a week-long knockout tournament that
runs through May 16-21 with successive rounds every
night. This decides who advances, resulting with the
top two contenders in each weight class. The last man
standing wins the Golden Gloves championship for the
weight class.
“I’m trying to make everyone proud,” Manning said. “I
represent my family and Indiana.”
On March 31 the National Society
of Black Engineers, NSBE, attended a
student sponsored Engineering Expo
at Purdue University; freshmen Makyia
Wykle and Shewaferahu Gared along
with sophomore Teon Bigbee represented Pike at the University. Out of the
100 teams in attendance, Pike came
in second place. The task for the event
was to act as head of a company where
the students had the responsibility of
organizing workers and picking building material to create their business and
have it come to life.
“It involved a lot of higher level
and critical thinking; a lot of math was
required to understand what supplies
needed to be brought and how much
was needed,” NSBE advisor Mrs. Deborah
Calhoun said. In recognition for their
placement, the students earned a scholarship that will be awarded to them if
they choose to attend Purdue University.
“It was a good experience to learn
about different fields. The workshops
taught me about business and the things
they do at Purdue,” Wykle said. Wykle
thought the Purdue field trip was a great
experience and helped her gain insight
into her future career field as an architectural Engineer. Wykle sees the scholarship awarded to the NSBE group as a
stepping stone because Purdue University is one of her top choices for school.
The NSBE program has helped Wykle by
giving her the opportunity to experience realistic workshops and helping her
improve in her science and math skills.
In preparation for these events the
club met every second and fourth
Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30
pm. In the meetings they practice their
math and science skills. The club has
visited other conventions to help them
in competition. They went to Maryland for a convention where they had
the opportunity to tour John Hopkins
University. Overall, NSBE has benefitted
the students who join by “helping to improve their math and science skills and
engineering skills, and especially their
leadership and communication skills,”
Calhoun said.
Students plan for summer jobs
ABRIANA HERRON
Reporter
Getting a job is the next step in many
people’s lives after they are finished with
school. Some students already have a job
and are getting a taste of the business
world. With the summertime approaching many students are preparing to get a
summer job.
Working as a lifeguard is one of the
many jobs that some students are looking for summer employment. There
are many requirements to become a
lifeguard. Due to the new pool area,
students are have the opportunity to
complete these requirements during the
school year.
Junior Wesley Velez is participating in
the lifeguarding class. She likes the class
and experience she is getting.
“It gives you a different experience,”
Velez said. “It doesn’t feel like a class.”
Velez has wanted to be a lifeguard
ever since she was little. By taking this
course she is getting closer to becoming
one. Her only challenge is that her finger
is broken.
“I am not able to swim until my finger
heals,” She said.
Other than her broken finger, Velez
has no other challenges for the course.
She recommends this class for students
because it is not a hard, it is fun, and it
brings students together.
Sophomore Shamorie Bailey is also
taking the lifeguarding course. He felt
that the class would benefit him in the
future. Bailey’s biggest challenge with
the class would be remembering all the
skills, but he has figured out a way to
overcome his challenge.
“I just study the skills that he gives us
on our flash drives,” He said. “Sometimes
I look up videos on YouTube to help me
out too.”
With thousands of jobs for teenagers,
another popular job would be to work at
the zoo.
Senior Edgar Gomez just started
working at the zoo as a photographer.
He began working there because he
thought it was a good place to work at.
“Seemed like a very friendly and open
environment,” Gomez said.
He had to change a lot of his schedule
around to prepare for the job.
“I started sleeping better and putting
more effort into taking pictures,” he said.
With many jobs, there are many challenges to come with them. For Gomez it
is dealing with exhausted people, and he
has to encounter them every day. Gomez
has figured out that the best way to
conquer his challenge is by staying calm
and trying to be respectful.
One of Gomez’s co-workers is junior
Kyla Knox. It is also Knox’s first time
working with the zoo. She too also has
problems with the customers.
“Some days you have nice customers
and some days you have mean ones,”
Knox said.
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Class of 2016 is on their way[
SEnIORS
may 2016
Mohammad Al-Khazaali
IUPUI: Computer Sciences
Jeniffer Alcala Gomez
Undecided
April Alexander
Undecided: Hairstylist
Rebekah Alford
Indiana U: Psychology
Nicole Algate
Indiana U: Undecided
Brennen Allen
Undecided: Business Mgmnt.
Kayla Allen
Lincoln U: Communications
Makayla Allen
Marian U: Nursing
Trae Allen
Undecided
Brenda Alvarez
Undecided
Yvette Anderson
Undecided
Mariella Angeles
Manchester College: Pharmacy
Willy Artiste
IUPUI: Biology
Lizette Arroyo
Undecided
Jaelene Arteaga
IUPUI: Physics/philosophy
Alex Askew
Undecided
Asia Bagwell
UIndy: Chemistry
Lydia Baiden
Berea College: Undecided
Lauren Baker
Purdue: Biology
Skyler Balta
Undecided
Markale Banks
Undecided
Michael Banks
Undecided: Pilot
Pedro Banks
Undecided
Tiffani Banks
U. Miami: Undecided
Bradley Barnette
Undecided
Christopher Barnes
ARMY
Christopher Barnett
Undecided: Computer Science
Michelle Bass
Ball State: Psychology
Justin Bates
Hampton U: Marketing
Zachary Battles
Undecided
Mario Bautista Flores
Undecided
Cynthia Beatty
Vincennes U: History
Taylor Bell
Ball State: Journalism
Tyler Bell
Lincoln U: Accounting
Jade BenHameda
Undecided
K’dreon Benton
Undecided
Robert Bering
Undecided
Damon Berry
IUPUI: Undecided
Christopher Birch
Undecided
Tony Blake
Undecided
Diana Blanco Delgado
Ivy Tech: Nursing
Desmond Bland
Undecided
Brandon Blunt
Undecided
Kieara Booker
Undecided
Cullen Booth
Indiana U: Environmental Mgmt.
Armani Bowens
Undecided
Asa Boyd
Indiana U: Counseling
JQuan Boykin
Undecided
Tyrone Boykin
Undecided
Eric Bradley
Indiana U: Microbiology
Brittani Brandon
Undecided
Kyleen Bravo
Mechanic/Tattoo Artist
Tiffany Broderick
IUPUI: Nursing
Alexzander Brown
Undecided
Ashanti Brown
Ball State: Psychology
Christopher Brown
NAVY
Jamilia Brown
Ball State: Pre-Med
Keenen Brown
Tattoo Artist
Sandra Brown
U Mississippi: Chemical Engineering
Jessica Buchalter
Work
Tyler Bunton
Undecided
Lee Burks
Marian U: Actuary
DeMond Burnette
Undecided: Graphic Design
Imani Burns
IUPUI: Undecided
Kaleb Burnside
Undecided
Kaden Bury
U.S. Army
Kirsten Bush
IUPUI: Psychology
Willie Butler
Indiana State: Undecided
Dominic Campbell
Undecided
Jorge Campos-Gonzalez
Work
Fatima Candido-Rubio
Ivy Tech:Nursing
Iveth Canelas
Army/National Guard
Keith Cannon
Undecided: Game Design
Steven Carlisle
Ivy Tech: Music Technology
Makaysia Carson
University S. Indiana: Undecided
Christopher Carter
IUPUI: Criminal Justice
Johnathan Carter
Air Force: Biomedical
Brianna Catlett
Undecided
Yeniferth Cedillos Reyes
Undecided
Sidney Chavez
Indiana U: Nursing
Whitney Chavez
Cornerstone: Spanish Education
Michael Cheesebourough
Eastern Michigan U: Undecided
Omar Cisneros
Undecided
Rylon Clark
Alabama A&M: Athletic Training
Alyssa Clay
U. of Akron: Physical Therapy
Anyia Clayton
Purdue: Medicine
Jasemin Clayton
Undecided
Kennedy Coats
Lincoln U: Criminal Justice
Aija Cobb
Ball State: Fashion Merchandising
Kobe Cole
Undecided
Krystiauna Cole
Indiana State: Undecided
Jalin Coleman
U. Kentucky: Business
Michaela Coleman
Undecided
Micah Coleman
IUPUI: Pharmacy
Christian Connor
Undecided
Robert Cook
Undecided
Jaelyn Cooper
Indiana State: Aviation Mgmnt.
Sofia Cordon
Indiana U: Undecided
Joshua Cortes
ARMY
Kirsten Cotner
Ball State: Undecided
Fatoumata Coulibaly
Indiana U: Undecided
Aaron Cowan
Indiana U: Sports Medicine
Marciela Crawford
Purdue: Biology
Derrick Crudup
Undecided
Lindsay Cruz
Indiana U: Marketing
Nanci Cruz Solano
Undecided
LaTaun Cryer
IUPUI: Ultrasound Tech.
William Cullins
Air Force
Lauren Curd
U. of Louisville: Graphic Design
Quenton Curtis
Butler: Undecided
Amanda Dahlby
Undecided
Jahquani Daley
Undecided
Sandria Daley
Central State U: Undecided
Conner Dalton-Ferguson
U. Southern Indiana: Undecided
Jernnemah Darr
Loyola U: Int. Business
Abigail Davis
Undecided
Davion Davis
Undecided
Deionte Davis
Ball State: Undecided
James Davis
Indiana U: Jazz Studies
Jeremy Davis
Undecided
Trei Day
Undecided
Stanley DeKemper
Tuskegee: Finance
Ariel DePaz
Art Institute: Media Arts
Marc Devine
Work and part-time college
Abdoulahie Diallo
Undecided:Physical Therapist
Fatoumata Diallo
Indiana U: Nursing
Thierno Diallo
Marian U: Physical Therapy
Eva Diaz
IUPUI
Geovany Diaz
Undecided
Ashley Disla
Undecided
Kaleyah Dixon
Undecided
Traven Dixon-Manuel
Undecided
Naomi Dominguez
Central State: Sports Medicine
Claire Dorner
Indiana U: Environmental Science
Demetrius Dorsey
Undecided
Alyssa Dossett
The Chef’s Academy: Baking
Kayla Dowe
Undecided: Music Education
Bethany Downs
U. of Mississippi: Psychology
Thembekile Dube
Ohio State: Biology
Maaz Durrani
IUPUI: Graphic Design
Jaice Dusang
Undecided
Shaila Dyson
Undecided
Sydney Edmonds
Undecided: Biology
Brandon Edwards
Undecided
Jason Edwards
Ball State: Graphic Design
Marcus Ellington
Indiana U: Athletic Training
Joseph Emeli
Undecided
[
Jacara Aaron
Undecided
Christian Abreu
Undecided
Yazan Aburumman
Undecided
Claire Aceron
Undecided
Xyerah Aceron
NAVY
Adolfo Acuna-Perez
Indiana U: Marketing
D’Janae Adams
Ball State: Business Adm.
Iyundae Adebowale
IUPUI: Biochemistry
Lenin Aguilar
Xavier: Biology
Hazel Aguirre
Undecided
Kelly Aguirre
Ivy Tech: Nursing
Michael Aguirre
Undecided
Christian Ahialegbedzi
Undecided
Olabode Akinsanmoye
Indiana State: Nursing
Olamide Akinsanmoye
Undecided
These responses were based on questionnaires given
out to seniors in their English classes at the beginning
of May when some students had not yet decided their
future plans.
Alphonse Owens
Tariece Jones
Edward Matthews
Indiana State: Music Performance
Undecided
Undecided
Jontez Owens
Krystlann Justice
Mag-Berlie Maurice
Undecided: Business Management
Central State: Criminal Justice
Indiana U: Law/Public Policy
Kyra Owens
Trocon Karmo
Anycia Maxwell
Undecided: Psychology
U. of Kentucky: Medical Lab. Science
U. of Houston: Aerospace Eng.
Undecided
Gbemisola Owolabi
Joshua Hayes
Jalen Keaton
Cedric Maxwell
Indiana U: Biology
Purdue: Theater
Undecided
Undecided
Brian Pantoja
Tyraia Hayes
Amon Keglar
Jasmine May
Undecided
IUPUI: Computer Engineering
Tennessee State U: Undecided
Indiana U: Undecided
Dante Parker
Nicole Heeg
Anyla Kelley
Keyala Mayon
Undecided
Indiana U: Undecided
Manchester College: Undecided Undecided: Cosmetology
Jaylen Parker
Stephanie Henriquez-Ramirez Christian Kelly
John Mays
Lincoln Tech: Undecided
Undecided
Ivy Tech: Undecided
Undecided
Esperanza Pascual Ortiz
Jaire Hernandez
Keysha Kelly-Travis
Jacob McCoy
Undecided
Tennessee State: Nursing
Kelly School of Business: Business Undecided
Aayus Patel
Miguel Hernandez Nazares Tara Kelly
Raymond McFadden
Purdue: Aerospace Engineering
IUPUI: Marketing
Undecided
Undecided
Roshni Patel
Michaela Herring
Mikayla Kendrick
Bernard McGuire
Butler: Pre-Physician
Ball State: Nursing
Undecided
Undecided
Marlena Paulk
Ja’Mees Hibbler
Haley Kenner
Ian McIntire
Undecided
Ivy Tech: Business Administration
Purdue: Health/Human Sciences Undecided
Jayland Payton
Maleni Hidalgo Tadeo
Eric Kent
Lachelle McKinley
Undecided
Undecided
Prairie View A&M U: Business Mgmt. Undecided
Daysi Perez Flores
Alexus Hill
Devon Kern
Andrew McLaughlin
Undecided: Sonographer
Art Institute of Indianapolis: Fashion Undecided
Ball State: Computer Science
Karla Perez Macias
Nathan Hochstetler
Brendan Kernodle
Arielle McLaurin
Undecided
Undecided
NAVY
Indiana Wesleyan: Telecom.
Kameron Perkins
Deja Hodgens
Dylan Kerr
Tras McMillian
Undecided: Film/Music School
U. of Kentucky: Pre-Nursing
IUPUI: Forensic Science
Indiana State: Communications
Jasmine Perry
Francisco Holguin
Ayrres Key
Maya McPherson
Alabama A&M: Education
Undecided
Undecided
Cosmetology
Dy’Marion Perteet
Mariah Hoofer
Muhammad Khalid
Dayna McTighe
Undecided
Ball State: Special Education
Undecided
Undecided
Javon Pettigrew
Kayla Hooks
Jalen King
Sara Meadimber
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided: Art
Indiana U: Biology
Jayron Petty
Kyshaun Hooten
Kedar LaBroi
Juan Mejia
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
Rashann Petty
Alexis Horne
Cory Lambert
Bryant Melton
Undecided
Lincoln U: Undecided
Undecided
Indiana State: Business
Larry Phelps
Kayla Horne
Evan Lande
Kaden Mendenhall
Undecided
U. of Indianapolis: Undecided
IUPUI: Motorsports Engineering Indiana State: Speech Pathology
Lyric Phillips
William Hosey
Davon Langford-Trotter Jocelyn Meza
Undecided
Lincoln Tech: Marketing
Undecided
Undecided
Ronmeion Phillips
Joshua Houck
Jalen Latta
Meron Midksa
Undecided
Undecided
College
Purdue: Engineering
Isaac Poole
Esmeralda Garcia Apolonio Jasmine Hudson
Nghia Le
Tylan Miles
Undecided
Undecided
Indiana State: Nursing
Undecided
Ball State: Biochemistry
Shawnye Pope
Kaelyn Garrett
Kainan Huggins
Jean Lebrun
Jarin Minor
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
Military
Undecided: Communications
Chloe Powell
Malcolm Gathright
Karlton Hughes
Durante Lee
William Mixon
Granbling State: Nursing
Indiana U: Business Management Undecided
IU Kokomo: Undecided
Purdue: Computer Engineering
Jyaer Powell
Angel Gibbs
Katrenia Hughes
Nathaniel Legge
Henry Mobley
IUPUI: Undecided
U. of Saint Francis: Art
Butler: Biology
Undecided
Undecided
Octavia Moffett-Cushenberry Garad Prieto Garcia
Omar Gibson
Jacob Hull
Zachary Lemons
IUPUI: Nursing
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
IUPUI: Undecided
Carlos Montalvo-Hernandez Lauren Procter
Zaria Gillespy
Charrell Hunt
Heather Leslie
IUPUI: Electrical Engineering
Indiana U: Physicians Asst.
Undecided
Ivy Tech: Art
Undecided
Maritza Montanez
Karen Quiroz Gonzalez
Elijah Glenn
Shayana Hurt
Casandra Levario
Undecided
Undecided
IUPUI: Undecided
Undecided
U. Southern Indiana: Nursing
Alo’n Moore
Kennedie Radcliff
Elizabeth Glover
Oluwakemi Ijimakinwa
Emoni Lewis
Ball State: Undecided
UCLA: Business
IUPUI: Respiratory Therapist
IUPUI: Nursing
UIndy: Communications
Ilize Moore
Carina Ramirez
Morgan Glover
Taige Irving
Koby Liell
Undecided
Costemology
Northern Kentucky U: Nursing
Undecided: Social Work
Central State: Sports Medicine
Brigitte Morales Juarez Deven Ramsey
Edgar Gomez
Deion Jackson
Kortni Liggons
Undecided: Business Management Undecided
Undecided: Environmental Science Ball State: Music Production
Youngstown State: Nursing
Bryce Moran
Kacey Ramsey
Kalayah Gonzalez
Deshaun Jackson
Jalen Lindsey
Atticus College: Mechanical Engineering Butler: Communications
Undecided
Indiana State: Graphic Design
Undecided
Immani Randall
Luis Gonzalez
Ivory Jackson
Ayinde Lockett-Palmer Mikayla Morrett
Undecided
College
Indiana U: Undecided
Kent State: Fashion Merchandising IUPUI: Undecided
Janicka Morris
Dianna Randle
Shelby Gracia
Nia Jackson
Jaylan Lomax
Undecided
Ball State: Biology
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
David Mundt Haverstick Kennady Rankin
Lucas Graham
Sean Jackson
Azariah Lonberger
Undecided
Tennessee State U: Undecided
Undecided
U. of Indianapolis: Undecided
Undecided
Quinn Myers
Gregory Rasdell
Gonzalo Granados
Syed Turab Ali Jaffri
Alexus Looper
Indiana U: Informatics
Air Force
Ivy Tech: Undecided
Indiana U: Computer Science
Ivy Tech: Nursing
Samuel Myers
Bryan Reed
Joshua Grant
Jeniah Jennings
Ulisses Lopez
Undecided
Undecided
Ball State: Undecided
Ball State: Undecided
IUPUI: Undecided
Oumy Ndiaye
Isaiah Reed
Bryce Greene
Kayla Jennings
Samantha Love
IUPUI: National Guard
Undecided
Undecided
U. of Cincinnati: Pharmacy
IUPUI: Accounting
Adrianna Nelson
Jayda Reed
Jorel Greene
Brittany Johnson
Amari Lyons
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
IUPUI: Pre-Chemistry
Ari’on Nelson
Elgin Reese
Victoria Greene
Chae Johnson
Danielle Lyttle
Eastern Kentucky: Forensics
Undecided
Indiana U: Undecided
Undecided
Central State U: Undecided
Phu Nguyen
Noah Richardson
Briana Gude
Char’Lesiana Johnson
Joana Macedo
Undecided
Undecided
Chowan University: Biology
Xavier U: Pharmacy
Undecided
Jaelyn Nichols
Patrice Richardson
Rodolfo Gutierrez
Jade Johnson
Jordan MacMillan
U. of Cincinnati: Pre-Pharmacy
Indiana State: Undecided
Indiana U: Undecided
Undecided
Ball State: Journalism
Titus Nickleson
Kalyn Ricker-Hurley
Tashay Hackney
Talia Johnson
Lillyann Madriz
UIndy: Computer Science
Tuskegee: Chemistry
Undecided
Lindsey Wilson College: Biology
Undecided
Samantha Noel
Carolina Rivera Munoz
Michael Hamblin
Taylor Johnson
Jennifer Maldonado
Undecided
Undecided
Bethel College: Political Science Undecided
Indiana U: Optometry
Jorge Nunez Lantigua
Aire Muni Robertson
Donnell Hamilton
Maurice Johnston
Zachary Mallett
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided: Pre-Med
Undecided: Music
Jesus Ochoa
Adrian Robinson
Lee Hamilton
Aaron Jones
Isha Mansare
IUPUI: Construction Management Indiana U: History Education
Undecided
West Point: Engineering
Undecided: Therapy
Tracey Oglesby
Jayla Robinson
Maxwell Hamm
Damien Jones
Angel Marcial
IUPUI: Engineering
Ball State: Undecided
Indiana U: Undecided
Undecided: Computer Science
Ivy Tech: Business
Benjamin Okafor
Kenneth Robinson
Randall Hampton
Daylyn Jones
Aubrie Marker
Indiana U: Dentistry
Ivy Tech: Business
Army
Undecided
Undecided
Diana Olan Ruiz
Maya Robinson
Derrick Harper
Harrison Jones
Montana Marks
Undecided
Indiana State: Economics
IUPUI: Accounting
Ivy Tech American Honors: Undecided Undecided: Nursing
Evan Ollier
Tyana Robinson
TaNia Harper
Madison Jones
Alexander Marr
Undecided
Florida Atlantic U: Exercise Science
Xavier U: Pharmacy
IUPUI: Nursing
Wabash College: Mathmatics
Cheyenne Olson
Taylor Rodabough
Alon Harrison
Monique Jones
Jaylan Martin
Ball State: Zoology
Purdue: Undecided
Tuskegee : Mechanical Engineering Indiana U: Public Relations
Undecided
Lars Olson
Alyse Rodgers
Cameron Harris
Symone Jones
Kennedy Martin
Indiana State: Undecided
Marian University: Undecided
Tougaloo College: Marketing
Tennessee State: Biochemistry Indiana U: Computer Science
Gerad Encarnacion
IUPUI: Accounting
Bradley Englert
Undecided
Moniece English
Undecided
Dereon Eskew
Vincennes: Undecided
Michael Espinal
Undecided
Lucy Esterline
Undecided
Deiyona Evans
Undecided: Nursing
Kabir Falana
Undecided
Damilola Fasipe
Indiana U: Undecided
Simeon Felix
Undecided
Tanaja Ferguson
IUPUI: Nursing
Taylor Ferguson
Air Force
Miata Finkley
Undecided
Kevin Flores
IUPUI: Mechanical Engineering
Kimberly Flores
Indiana U: Undecided
Franklin Foland
Undecided
Nicholas Formica
Undecided
Isaiah Fowlkes
Firefighter
Kristopher Franklin
Millikin U.: Sports Management
Mykea Frazier
Texas State: Marketing
Camille Futch-Faulkner
Undecided
Jamon Gaines
Indiana U: Undecided
Brenda Garcia
Undecided
Jasmine Harris
Indiana State: Nursing
Derek Hawthorne
Marion U: Marketing
Danielle Hayden
SENIORS
may 2016
Diana Rodriguez
IUPUI: Pre-Law
Lesly Rodriguez
Aurora: Athletic Training
Vanessa Santillanes
Undecided
Yancy Sanz Henriquez
Ball State: Undecided
Ruben Rodriguez Rodriguez Abigail Sarabyn
Undecided
IUPUI: Neuroscience
Brock Rogers
Arika Saunders
Undecided
Undecided
Thayna Romulus
Derion Searcey
Ivy Tech: Nursing
Undecided
Alexis Rosales Parra
Heran Seifu
Texas Southern: Mechanicl Eng.
Undecided
Marie Roseau
Bobbi Shane
Indiana U: Undecided
Indiana State: Criminology
Jordyn Ross
Charlene Shank
Purdue University: Health Sciences IUPUI: Engineering
Samantha Rotvold
Jamie Sharp
Indiana U: Undecided
Indiana State: Undecided
James Rueff
Alexis Sheehan
DePauw: Undecided
Undecided
Cameron Ruggles
Morgan Shields
Purdue: Science
Undecided
Fina Ruiz
Nathaniel Shine
Hanover: Elementary Education
Undecided
Aubaine Rutland
Austin Shores
Undecided
Purdue: Mechanical Engineering
Lucas Sadenwater
Jaylah Sibley
U. of Dayton: Industrial Engineering UIndy: Pre-Med
Deztanie Saffore
Tyeisha Sides
Undecided
IUPUI: Nursing
Adjata Sako
Chad Simmons
Indiana U: Biology
Indiana U: Communications
Rosaisela Sanchez Zuniga
Michaela Simon
Ivy Tech: Undecided
Undecided
Natalie Sipes
Ball State
Keonna Slaughter
Ball State: Nursing
Andrew Smith
Undecided
Christopher Smith
Undecided
Dajour Smith
Air Force
Danika Smith
Undecided
Dustin Smith
Lincoln Tech: Mechanics
Joy Smith
IUPUI: Undecided
Jacob Snell
Air Force
Nicholas Snow
Undecided
Louis Sokol
Undecided
Jadelyn Spear
Ivy Tech: Physical Therapy
Jessica Spear
Indiana U: Undecided
Michael Spoelman
IUPUI: Undecided
Kendall Sprowl
Mount St. Joseph: Kinesiology
Brittany Starks
Undecided
Brandon Steele
The Art Institute: Media Arts
Naya Steffey
Undecided
Diamond Stephens
Undecided
Dakota Stiner
Ivy Tech Am.Honors: Psychology
Tylar Stockton
Ivy Tech: Undecided
Nathaniel Strawmyer
Undecided
Jarell Strickland
Undecided
Denard Strong
Tennessee State: Kinesiology
Adasia Sublett
Indiana U: Psychology
Jordan Sullivan
Manchester: Music Education
Melvin Sullivan
Undecided
Lashay Sutton
Undecided
Niroby Tavarez
Ball State: Undecided
Cheyenne Taylor
Ball State: Journalism
Kasche Taylor
Indiana U: Undecided
Lorenzo Taylor
Undecided
Reilly Taylor
Indiana State: Elementary Ed.
Ricky Taylor
Undecided: Journalism
Samuel Teague
IUPUI: Media Arts
Nudeh Teah
Indiana State: Undecided
Toni Temple
Jackson State: Economics
Diana Tepas
Undecided
Jarrard Terrell
Ball State: Athletic Training
Nia Terry
Ball State: Math Education
Davon Thomas
Lincoln Tech.
Diamond Thigpen
Indiana State: Secondary Ed.
Derrick Thomas
Undecided
Elijah Thomas
IPFW: Accounting
Justin Thomas
Undecided
Dejah Thompson
Undecided
Nyjah Thompson
Ivy Tech:Culinary Arts
Kristopher Thornton
Undecided
Andrew Thorp
IUPUI: Music Technology
Thulaypaw Thwe
IUPUI: Education
Cameron Tibbs
Undecided
Natalie Timm
Montana State
Keyla Torres Rodriguez
Undecided
Elhadj Tounkara
Air Force
Dennys Trujillo
Undecided
Jai Tudor
Purdue: Undecided
Kristen Turner
Undecided
Esperanza Valledor
Undecided
Polita Valledor
Undecided
Martin Velazquez
Undecided
Delanys Velez De La Cruz
Undecided
Marille Velez
Undecided
Perla Venancio
Law Enforcement
Emma Vespini
IUPUI: Exercise Science
Sandra Viera Moreno
Undecided
Mychal Vinson
Undecided
Jawaun Viverette
Ivy Tech: Undecided
Katherine Waldschmidt
Ivy Tech: Web Design
Oh the Places They’ll Go
Seniors celebrated their college decisions during lunch on Friday April 29.
When students showed their acceptance letter, they were offered a cupcake
and a chance to sign their name on the wall indicating their college choice.
Arayla Walker
Ivy Tech: Psychology
Mikayla Walker
Indiana State: Undecided
Princess Walker
Ball State: Nursing
Tarpeh Walker
Indiana U: Nursing
Zachalize Wallace
Undecided
Logan Walters
Undecided
Clayton Warner
Undecided
Choecen Waters
Undecided
Alyssa Welch
IUPUI: Animation
Deonta’ Welch
Indiana State: Undecided
Aaron White
NAVY
Stephanie Whitlock
Indiana U: Secondary Ed.
Johnny William
Marian U: Undecided
Austin Williams
Air Force
Bianca Williams
Undecided
Chienne Williams
Undecided:Wildlife Technician
Dejah Williams
Undecided
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Kayla Williams
Ivy Tech: Fine Arts
Mitchell Williams
Undecided
Tyonna Williams
Mississippi Valley: Accounting
Ebony Wilson
Ball State: Communications
Jayla Wilson
Undecided
Shania Wilson
Undecided
Calyn Wims
Undecided
Jesse Winters
IUPUI: Exercise Science
Justin Winterboer
Manchester College: Marketing
Tewolde Woldai
Ball State: Undecided
Renita Woodson
UIndy: Public Relations
Tarionna Woods
Indiana State: Nursing
Wallysha Wright
Undecided
Lane Yeary
IUPUI: Business
Syed Asad Zahidi
Indiana U: Computer Science
14
ENTERTAINMENT
may 2016
A year in review crossword
Directions: Look at the pictures to find clues to the answers for the crossword.The answers can
be names, events or activities. The answers can be found one the bottom of the page.
2.
1.
6.
1.
2.
4.
3.
8.
7.
3.
5.
10.
4.
9.
5.
11.
6.
7.
8.
10.
9.
11.
ANSWERS: 1 - AlyssaClay 2 - Rileydancemarathon 3 - Thiernodiallo
4 - Michaelcheesebourough 5 - Kaceyramsey 6 - Durantelee
7 - Devenramsey 8 - seniorformal 9 - Omarcisneros 10 - Thewiz
11. Signingday
Graduation information
May 23 - period 7 final exam
May 24 - Periods 2,4,6 exams (1:30 dismissal)
May 25 - Periods 1,3,5 exams (1:30 dismissal)
June 2 - Graduation rehearsal and ceremony
Graduation rehearsal schedule:
8:15 a.m. - seniors report to PHS
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - panoramic picture in the West Gym
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. - Board the assigned buses for transport to
graduation rehearsal, Indiana Farmers Coliseum
10:00 a.m.-noon - Graduation rehearsal
Any senior who needs transportation to the school for rehearsal should
board a school bus at the closest elementay school at 7:45 a.m. No student is allowed to arrive by private transportation to the Indiana Farmers
Coliseum.
Ceremony information
5:45 p.m. - seniors should arrive at the Indiana Farmers Colliseum
7:00 p.m. - Graduation
Graduation information:
Each senior will receive 8 graduation tickets, and attendees should expect a nominal parking fee for each vehicle parked at the Indiana Farmers
Coliseum
PROM
may 2016
15
Sew the right thing
For a female, finding the perfect dress
for prom can be one of the most stressful parts of the experience. Instead of
settling for a dress that would not be
everything she imagined, senior Ayinde
Locket-Palmer decided to make her own.
In order to make her dress, LockettPalmer had to buy all of her materials,
including fabric and needles. Lockett
said that making her dress only cost her
around $150, which is less expensive
than most of the dresses that she looked
at in stores.
Lockett-Palmer will be attending Kent
State University next year for fashion
merchandising, so she figured that this
would be the perfect opportunity to
practice her skills. The prom dress was
the first time she would do something to
this extent.
“Why find someone to make the
perfect dress for me when I could make
it myself?” Locket-Palmer said.
Since this was the first time LockettPalmer had attempted to make her own
dress, she went through a lot of fashion
failures.
“Every time I would lift up my arms
my top would come up,” Lockett-Palmer
said.
With the assistance of her cousin
who graduated with a fashion degree,
Lockett-Palmer was able to fix all of the
dress’s flaws. She sewed every aspect
of her dress. Although she became
frustrated at times while preparing for
the event, she said she received lots
of positive comments regarding her
homemade dress, and that people were
impressed with her abilities.
CENTER PHOTO: Jaelyn Nichols and Aaron Jones dance to “This Time” after being announced king and queen.
PURE GOLD
Juniors and seniors reflect on prom’s “A Golden Affair”
CEARA STALLWORTH
Reporter
n a day filled with sunshine
and a small breeze, 800
juniors and seniors spent
their morning preparing
for one of the most anticipated events of the school year. For
these students, the event lasted one day,
but for the prom committee, it was a
three-month process.
The prom committee consisted of
junior class officers as well as a few other
select juniors who met weekly to plan
the events which developed into the
theme “A Golden Affair”.
Many of the committee members said
that planning the prom was stressful but
rewarding. Junior Sydney Bible said that
there was a lot of pressure put on the
prom committee to make prom a night
to remember.
“It was very nerve wrecking,” junior
LaBrea Jenkins said. “We just wanted
everything to be perfect.”
The prom committee worked on the
prom concept after receiving ideas from
the student council.
They looked through countless catalogues in order to narrow down choices,
eliminating any theme that has previously been used. Despite the stress of
planning and getting everything ready
for prom, the committee was optimistic.
Before the event occurred, junior
Jasa Bailey said, “Everything will come
together.”
Prom Committee Sponsor Cheryl Wilkerson said that although it can get hectic
at times, it still was an exciting process
for the committee and herself. She was
proud of the overall outcome.
“Our prom was exceptional,” Wilkerson
said.
The decorative atmosphere of the
ballroom revolved around the theme but
students’ choices of attire typically did
not reflect the theme. Instead, students
wore what they wanted.
“I think you should wear what expresses you,” senior Asa Boyd said, agreeing that the theme of the prom does not
influence the attire.
Senior Bryan Reed showed up in a
plum tuxedo with his date on his arm
who wore a long royal blue dress.
As a senior, Reed said he looked
forward to his last prom experience, adding that all of the preparation and stress
was worth it after he stepped into the
ballroom.
“Seeing everybody dressed nice just
made my heart happy,” Reed said. “I felt
like I was in The Great Gatsby.”
The usual expectation for prom is that
females spend more time and money
preparing for prom than males do, and
senior Kyra Owens agrees.
“I did most of my preparing a couple
of days before prom,” Owens said. “I just
got my makeup and hair done the day
of.”
With the costs of her dress, accessories, hair and makeup, Owens said that
prom is not cheap. She added that she
paid $80 for photographs at the event as
memorabilia.
According to Owens, prom was even
more special for her because it was also
her eighteenth birthday. She said that
that made her experience even more
memorable.
“It was a great night, a great experience,” Owens said.
HIGHLIGHTS
Cost of tickets: $40 per person
Location: Old National Center
Date: April 23, 2016
Theme: A Golden Affair
Prom king and queen:
Aaron Jones and Jaelyn Nichols
Prom prince and princess:
Candace Woods and Rahman Minor
Special guest performance:
Antony Winfrey who sang “This Time”
by John Legend
Number of tickets sold:
More than 750
may 2016
Pike Hi-Life Staff Bios
Jordan MacMillan
Mrs. April Moss
Years on staff: 2.5 years
Years on staff: 17 years at PHS
Newspaper has been my
sanctuary. It has been a place
where I have learned all of the
skills necessary to be a journalism major at Ball State University next year.
“
Position: Adviser
Watching the students
continue to grow and mature
as journalists is an extremely
rewarding experience. They are
truly documenting history and
obtaining lifelong skills.
Stephany Briceño
Sarah Medrano
Years on staff: 1 year
Years on staff: 1 year
“
Position: Reporter
“
Position: Photographer
Newspaper has been
an open door to new experiences I never imagined going
through. Being in Newspaper
has helped me succeed in my
English class.
I liked how we all got
along and got pretty close. We
all bonded over both semesters. We were able to have fun
while keeping our priorities
straight.
“
Janay Watson
Ceara Stallworth
Years on staff: 1 year
Years on staff: 1 year
“
Position: Reporter
Newspaper has broadened my horizons and has
helped me find who I am as a
writer. I’ve taken an interest in
what’s going on in the media
and I have a better understanding to what it takes to be
an effective newswriter.
I initially didn’t want to
join Newspaper because English was not my best subject,
but it wasn’t what I expected.
The class helped me to expand
my creativity as far as writing
goes. And I met a lot of great
people.
“
“
Position: Reporter
“
Abriana Herron
Haleigh Stiner
Years on staff: 1 year
Years on staff: 1 year
“
Position: Reporter
Newspaper has been an
easy-going class that I like to
come to. I enjoy writing for
the papers and going out to
interview people. I also enjoy
the students in the class; we’re
like a family.
“
Special Thanks...
“
Position: Reporter
“
“
Position: Editor-in-chief
“
This letter is nothing like any
article I have ever had published
in an issue of the newspaper.
For the past two years I have
dreaded this inevitable farewell
letter to the readers of the Pike
Hi-Life. Having been a part of
such an involving and dedicated
staff for the majority of my high
school career, it’s such a bittersweet goodbye as I leave to
continue my studies of journalism at Ball State University in the
fall. But I leave knowing that I
am prepared for the next step of
my career, and I have wonderful
advisors to thank for that.
To Mrs. Carolina ProcterBouza, who I was fortunate to
have as an advisor for a bit of my
time on the staff - thank you for
pushing me to broaden my writing abilities and tackle stories
which I knew nothing about. I
know that will benefit me for the
future when I am assigned stories over random topics. Thank
you for giving me constructive
criticism when I did not turn in
my best work, and giving me the
opportunity to mold my stories
into some amazing pieces.
To Mrs. April Moss, whom I
have spent more hours in school
with than anyone else - thank
you for introducing me to the
amazing world of journalism my
freshman year, and for helping
me to advance my skills with
writing as well as photography
and design. Although they were
equally stressful, my time on
the yearbook and newspaper
staffs was time that I will cherish
forever. You looked at me with so
much admiration, and I looked at
you as an inspiration. I honestly
don’t know who has helped each
other more over the past four
years.
To my past editor-in-chief’s
Natalie Huffine and Sage Peglow,
- thank you for being excellent
examples of a student leader
and providing me with enough
confidence where I was able to
be in charge of an entire staff of
new reporters for a whole year.
You have no idea how much I
looked up to you while you were
here, and how much I aspire to
be like you now.
To my staff, who I have been
able to watch grow into the
confident individuals that you
are now. With a staff of 6 reporters and one photographer, we
were able to release six amazing
issues of the newspaper which
were the highlights of my senior
year. Thank you for allowing me
to practice being a teacher for a
while. Good luck returners...
-Jordan MacMillan, editor-inchief
“
Editor Farewell
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staff
Newspaper has helped
me to branch out and become
more confident in myself. I’ve
also made a lot of friends.
Mr. Csikos, Mrs. Procter, Mrs. Swayne,
Prestige Portraits, The Pike’s Peek
Yearbook Staff, Mrs. Moss’s journalism
classes, Mrs. Wilkerson