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Class of 2012 Profiles

Samantha Adams
Samantha Adams was born on May 4, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Pam and Chuck Adams of Smithville, Arkansas.  Samantha is a member of FBLA, drama club, GT, band, beta club, and choir.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, fishing, playing the trumpet and the didgeridoo, and playing the electronic game, "The Oregon Trail."  Her plans for the future include obtaining an associates degree at Black River Technical College, then majoring in secondary education at either Lyon College in Batesville or Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Shilah Marie Boudin
Shilah Marie Boudin was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the Methodist Hospital on February 21, 1994, to Belinda and Robert Boudin of Ravenden, Arkansas. The biggest influence in Shilah’s life is her grandfather. He has been there for her whole life and has encouraged her to be the best she can be. Some of Shilah’s favorites include homemade food, the color blue, old Ford Mustangs, and any type of music. She also likes the movie Wally and the author Rachel Caine. Shilah’s friends are Kyrsten Caton, Rebecca Herrera, April Cathey, Jacob Archer, Austin Meeks, Heather Mcintire, Dakota Lemmons, Alex Sheets, Garth Johnston, and Sadie Johnston. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing. Shilah has attended the Arkansas Governor’s School and Girls State. At Sloan-Hendrix, she is involved in Health Occupations Students of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Teachers of America, art, Beta, student council, and drama club. She volunteered at the Rice Depot in Little Rock labeling cans and bagging rice. She also volunteered with Stewpot in Little Rock serving food to the homeless. Shilah has enjoyed her classes and feels well prepared for college. She will miss all her teachers. Her favorite class and teacher are Algebra III with Mr. Sloan. According to Shilah, Mr. Sloan made his classes very understandable. Shilah is most proud of her GPA. Other awards she has received include an FBLA certificate for state recognition, medals in algebra II, computer business applications, medical procedures and geometry. Band awards include the Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award, best spirit award, best clarinet, best soloist, best woodwind, best role model, and sr. band award. She reminds underclassmen that education is a very important step to success in life. Shilah will be pursuing a career in pediatric medicine.
Heather Nichole Bradley
Heather Nichole Bradley was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on August 6, 1994. Except for her freshman year when she was living at Waldron, Heather has always been a student at Sloan-Hendrix. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, and shopping. Heather is involved in many clubs such as FLBA, HOSA, BETA, Art Club, Student Council, FTA, and D
rama Club. She is also a fire marshal. After high school, she plans on attending Arkansas Tech University and getting a degree in Accounting/Business Management. Heather’s advice for underclassmen is “Even though you don’t like someone, don’t make a big deal about it. You’re in a really small school and chances are you’re probably going to see them every day. Just don’t let them bother you and don’t bother them. Life will go on, it’s only high school.”
Jayde Jazzsteen
Brady Jayde Jazzsteen Brady was born on February 17, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Sandra Lee of Annieville. Her grandparents have been the biggest influence in her life. She says they have always been there for her, especially when she needed them the most. Some of Jayde’s favorites are pizza, the color purple, and a slug-bug car. Her favorite song is “This is My Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood. She also loves the movie A Walk to Remember. Jayde enjoys reading and some of her favorite books include Something Like Fate, Ever After Ever, Dance Me Outside, and A Walk to Reme
mber. Some of Jayde’s friends are Austin DeShazo, Justine Wolfe, Savannah Evans, Kara DeShazo, Ashley Saylors, Samantha Adams, and Adam Taylor. In Jayde’s spare time, she likes to hang out with her boyfriend, Austin, take long walks, and draw. Jayde will miss seeing her friends every day. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Presley because his “art class rocks.” He also encourages her to do anything she sets her mind to and he reminds her that if she works hard for what she wants then she will be able to achieve anything and everything. Her advice to underclassmen is “always treat others the way you want to be treated, because bringing others down makes you look like a coward.” Jayde’s plans for the future are to attend college, get married, and someday start a family.
Heidi Jo Branscum
Heidi Jo Branscum was born July 29, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Linda and Danny Branscum. She has two older sisters, Heather Chappell and Holly Branscum, one niece, Haley Chappell, and three nephews, RJ Chappell, Lane Poteet, and Timothy Poteet. Heidi’s favorite color is neon orange and her favorite songs are "Nothing" by The Script and "Fish" by Craig Campbell. For fun, Heidi enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, editing photos, and texting. After high school, she intends to move to Iowa, attend Graceland University to achieve her doctorate degree in psychology, and eventually get married and have a family. Heidi’s advice to underclassmen is to be yourself and above all let who you are, what you are, and what you believe in, shine in everything you do.
Kaleb Lee Briscoe
Kaleb Lee Briscoe was born on November 10, 1994, in Watertown, South Dakota. His parents are Rick and Laurie Claude of Imboden, Arkansas. The biggest influence in his life is his step-dad, Rick, because “He is the smartest person I’ve ever met and he has taught me everything I know about life.” Kaleb’s favorites are the color blue, a '69 Chevy truck, and jalapeno poppers. His favorite song is “Country Boy” by Aaron Lewis and his favorite movie is the Pursuit of Happyness. Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson is his favo
rite book. His friends include Johnathan Turner, Dillon Pins, Joshlyn Flanery, and Randy Ferrell. He enjoys riding around and hanging out with friends. His favorite teacher is Mr. Lee because he is straight with you--no beating around the bush and his favorite class is Ag Metals because it’s hands-on. Kaleb is most proud of his good grades. Sloan-Hendrix has prepared him for the future by reminding him that you have to work for what you want. His advice to underclassmen is “Get out there, and work for what you want because that’s all you’re going to have. Make your future. Don’t let it make you.” After graduating, Kaleb plans to attend college to become a registered nurse.
Zachary Tyler Brown
Zachary Tyler Brown was born February 5, 1994, in Blytheville, Arkansas. His parents are James Brown of Ravenden, Arkansas, and Billie Overbee of Osceola, Arkansas. The biggest influences in his life are “myself, because it is up to me to accomplish my goals, and do what it takes to be successful” and “my grandmother, because she has taught me to stand up for myself and has been here for me every step of the way.” Zach’s favorites include the color lime green, the song “Kick it in the Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert, the book Search and Destroy by Dean Hughes, the Texas Longhorns, and the Dallas Cowboys. Special friends include Dillon Pins, Sara Childress, Brittany Childress, Emily Ogden, and Nicole Comadoll. He is involved in Student Council, baseball, cross-country, track, skeet shooting, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has enjoyed attending Sloan-Hendrix and will miss showing up late for art and being asked “Where have you been?” by Coach Presley. His favorite teacher is Coach Foreman because “He has helped me through a lot and has prepared me for any obstacle life throws my way.” Some achievements he is proud of include Beta Club Vice President, Student Council Vice President, class president for three years, All Conference Basketball, and All-State Track and Cross-Country. According to Zach, “Sloan-Hendrix has made me more outgoing and has taught me to go for my dreams instead of sitting around and thinking about what if.” His advice to underclassmen is “Do what it takes to be successful, even if it requires losing something you love most.” His plans for the future include attending Williams Baptist College, getting his degree in physical education, and becoming a track or cross-country coach.
Krysten Michelle Caton
Kyrsten Michelle Caton was born July 5, 1994, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Kyrsten lives with her mother, Jennifer (Katie) Kate Carnes; her younger brother, Billy Joe Caton; and her younger sisters, Whytney Lorrain Caton and Britany Ruthanne Caton in Ravenden. Kyrsten gets along with just about anyone and everyone. Her two best friends are Becca (Rebecca) Dawn Herrera and Shilah Marie Boudin. Becca and Shilah are great friends. Kyrsten feels that she can talk to her best friends about almost anything. Kyrsten says, “Becca and Shilah are nice, dependable, fun, and supportive. We’re a great team.” Kyrsten believes that everything influences her in its own way. Kyrsten’s favorite meal is pizza, her favorite snack is jerky, and her favorite dessert is chocolate mint ice-cream. Kyrsten likes all colors, and she is a big fan of art. Her favorite movies are The Labyrinth; Spirited Away; Unfortunate Events of Lemony Snicket; Corpse Bride; Treasure Planet; and Oliver and Company. Kyrsten loves to watch anime and read manga. Kyrsten’s favorite manga is probably GTO. Kyrsten isn’t much of a sports person, but she likes playing baseball with her family and shooting free throws with her friends every now and then. Kyrsten enjoys swimming, shopping, camping, and doing anything that involves water. She loves playing chess, Dungeons and Dragons, and video games. Her favorite games to play are Guitar Hero, Mario, racing games, and Crash. Kyrsten enjoys the teachers who make class fun and interesting throughout the long school days. She claims that their efforts and jokes will be remembered. Kyrsten says she will miss hanging out with her friends, going on fun trips, doing fun projects, and participating in the club activities that Sloan-Hendrix provides. Kyrsten wants to become a traveling artist. Her advice to underclassmen is to work hard and don’t take bad advice.
Sara Gail Childress
Sara Gail Childress was born on November 16, 1993, in Southaven, Mississippi. She is the daughter of David and Dianne Childress of Pocahontas, Arkansas. Her biggest influence in her life is her mother. Sara says, “We’ve been through so much together, and seeing what she has been through by herself lets me know that I can accomplish anything that comes my way.” Her favorites include Mexican food, the color purple, and the book series Perfect Chemistry. Some of her favorite artists are Adele, Lil Wayne, and the band ADTR. Sara plays basketball, softball, and competes in track. She’s involved in Student Council, Beta, HOSA, FBLA, FTA, Art, and Drama Club. Her friends are Emily Ogden, Dillon Pins, Zach Brown, Brooke Pinkus, Morgan Smith, the majority of the senior class, and most of the high school. Mrs. Hill and Coach T are Sara’s favorite teachers. According to Sara, “Mrs. Hill is kind of crazy, which is why I love her; but she also pushes students and pretty much forces them to be successful. Coach T. has always been there for me, even when I wasn’t taking his classes. Honestly, I would consider him more of a friend than my teacher.” Sara is proud to have taken college courses her junior and senior year. She will miss all of the people at Sloan-Hendrix including the faculty. She’ll miss her high school life in general, but will embrace the future she has coming her way. Sara says, “Not only did Sloan-Hendrix give me a good education, but everyone here is so friendly. It taught me that the world isn’t full of mean people. When I leave, I’ll take that attitude with me and share the love where I go.” Her advice to underclassmen is “Take life one day at a time and don’t procrastinate or you’ll struggle later.” After graduation, Sara plans to attend college at UCA and become a physical therapist.
Heather Lynn Collins
Heather Lynn Collins was born in Newport, Arkansas, November 17, 1993. She is the daughter of Billy and Virginia Collins of Williford, Arkansas. Her parents have been the biggest influence in her life because “they have always helped me with what I have wanted to do”. Heather’s favorites include the color pink, pizza, and the Ford Mustang. Her favorite movies include Mean Girls, Bridesmaids, and The Notebook and her favorite group is the Pistol Annies. Her friends include Whittney Gray, Ashley Saylors and the senior class. Heather’s hobbies include spending time with her friends and family, riding horses, barrel racing, hunting and fishing. In school, she is involved in FFA and FTA. After graduation, she will miss seeing her friends every day and beating up Coach T in the hall. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Joe and Coach T. Heather’s advice to underclassmen is “Be patient and don’t wish your life away. Senior year gets here fast enough.” After graduating, Heather plans to attend Ozarka College in Ash Flat, Arkansas, and get her licensed practical nursing license and then further her education to be a registered nurse.
Nicole Leigh Comadoll
Nicole Leigh Comadoll was born in Stephenville, Texas, August 30, 1994. She is the daughter of Richard and Kristi Comadoll of Imboden, Arkansas. Nicole’s biggest influence in life is her Mammaw, because “She was always there for me, and always loved me. She was the best grandma ever.” Nicole’s favorites include the color red, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fried pickles, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, softball, Justin Bieber, Brantley Gilbert, Nicki Minaj, Don’s Steakhouse, Christmas, and her truck. The movies The Notebook, The Lion King, The Twilight Saga and the book series Pretty Little Liars are also her favorites. Her friends are Morgan Smith, Brooke Pinkus, Zach Brown, Emily Ogden, Dustin Bywater, and pretty much the whole senior class. Nicole’s hobbies include hanging out with family and friends, playing softball, shooting skeet, working at Don’s Steakhouse, being a part of her church youth group, hanging out at Wal-Mart, and going to haunted houses. In school, she is involved in Student Council, HOSA, FBLA, Beta, FCA, FFA, Art, FTA, the Lady Greyhound softball team, and the Sloan-Hendrix skeet shooting team. When she graduates, she will miss seeing her mom every day and hanging out with her. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Morgan because “She helps me out with anything and I can always talk to her. She is the best AP Chemistry teacher.” Some of Nicole’s achievements are being on the honor roll, being crowned Junior Miss Lawrence County, winning Prom Princess, and surviving AP Chemistry. Nicole’s advice to underclassmen is “Stay on your teacher’s good sides, always do your homework, smile, and be thankful of everything you have.” After graduating, Nicole plans to attend college at Williams Baptist College, and become a middle school science teacher.
Lucas Graham Conrad
Lucas Graham Conrad was born on January 2, 1994, at St. Bernard’s hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He lives with his parents on their farm in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas. Lucas is an outgoing young man who loves wildlife and the outdoors. He enjoys fishing, swimming, and working on the farm. He has been active in basketball and FFA throughout his high school years. Lucas appreciates his father and the work ethic he instilled in him at an early age. Although he loves sports, he loves his farm even more; as the saying goes “you can’t pull roots when they run that deep”. He plans to attend college and become a certified welder and then pursue a job at Utility Trailers in Jonesboro. After working there for a few years, he hopes to build a house on his farm and enjoy the peace and quiet of country living.
Jenny Nicole Cook-Light
Jenny Nicole Cook-Light was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on January 12, 1994. She is the daughter of Tressa and Dale Mitchell of Imboden, Arkansas. Jenny’s biggest influence in life is her mother, because they’ve been through just about everything together and she has refused to ever let her give up. Sour candy, the movies Juno and Mean Girls, the television series True Blood, and a 1967 Barracuda Fastback are among some of her favorite things. Her closest friends include Jesse Carter, Courtney Waddell, Samantha Wilson, Samantha Adams, Paige Ratliff, and Heidi Branscum. Jenny enjoys spending time with her friends, watching movies, and eating. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Hill, because no matter how much she didn’t believe she could make it through something, Mrs. Hill has always been there to give her the extra push she needed. Jenny has developed a special bond with her teachers and will miss that after graduation. Her advice to underclassmen is “that no matter how impossible something appears to be, just try it. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.” After Jenny graduates she plans to attend Black River Technical College to acquire her basics and become a licensed practical nurse. Following that, she plans to continue her education at Arkansas State University and pursue a career as a medical doctor.
Ashley Brandon Davis
Ashley Brandon Davis was born on December 21, 1992, in Paragould, Arkansas, to John and Jean Davis of Imboden. According to Ashley, “My mom and dad have been the biggest influence in my life because they have always been there when I needed them.” Some of Ashley’s favorites include ham and cheese Hot Pockets, the song “Butterfly Tattoo”, the color blue, and math. She considers Shilah Boudin and Kyrsten Caton her best friends. Ashley enjoys volunteering at Lawrence Hall Nursing Home with her mother. In her spare time, she enjoys playing her clarinet, fishing, and playing with her dogs. Ms. Kirk is her favorite teacher because she has provided the band students with many trips and opportunities. While at Sloan-Hendrix, Ashley has been a member of band, Beta Club, Future Teachers of America, and Art Club. After graduation, Ashley will miss hanging out with her friends. She feels that Sloan-Hendrix High School has taught her to take advantage of the chances that school has to offer. “Take the things that you learn and use them in the future” is Ashley’s advice to the underclassmen. Ashley plans to go to Black River Technical College and pursue a nursing career.
Austin Lee DeShazo
Austin Lee DeShazo was born on October 18, 1993, in Birmingham, Alabama. He resides in Water Valley with his parents Marc and Sheila DeShazo. His parents are the biggest influence in his life. According to Austin, “They have always been here for me and continue to help me in any way possible so I can achieve the most out of life.” Some of Austin’s favorite things are a Shelby GT 500, spaghetti, and the Passion Saga by Lauren Kate. His favorite songs are “She’s My Kinda Rain” by Tim McGraw and “Bullet” by Hollywood Undead. His favorite movie is The Expendables. Austin’s friends include Jayde Brady, Adam and Chris Taylor, Caleb Hufstedler, Casey Holder, and Darren Tincher. Austin enjoys working on anything with an engine, hunting and fishing, hanging with friends, and being with his girlfriend. Some of his most memorable moments have been watching Casey get in trouble in Coach T’s. Coach T is his favorite teacher because “He is always there to talk with you and even though he can drive me crazy, he is still cool.” Austin is proud to be the Senior class president and to represent such a unique group of individuals. His plans for the future are to live a happy and successful life.
Ethan Doney
Ethan James Alan Doney was born August 11, 1994, in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents are Brad and Alli Doney of Imboden, Arkansas. The biggest influence in his life is his grandfather because he has been through so much in his life and has plenty of advice to help Ethan. Ethan’s favorite foods are pepperoni pizza, Mexican, and Chinese. His favorite colors are black, red, and blue. A 1968 Chevy Chevelle is his favorite car. Some of his favorite songs include “Hopeless” by Breaking Benjamin; “Seize the Day”, by Avenged Sevenfold; “Wretches and Kings” by Linkin Park; “Save Me” by Shinedown; and “The Crimson” and “Shameful” by Atreyu. Some of his favorite movies include Black Hawk Down, The Godfather Trilogy, Pearl Harbor, Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, and Good Morning Vietnam. Ethan enjoys spending time with his friends who include Steven Williams, Terry Price, Justus Williams, Andrew Smith, Andrew Lawrence, Brandon Harner, Alissah Harris, Sheyenna Robins, Dylan Tyler, Maigen Rogers, and Kainen Rogers. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and baseball. Mr. Lee is his favorite teacher and choir is his favorite class because it is a lot of fun and the people in there are great to be around. His advice to underclassman is “obey the rules. Rules and the people in charge exist for a reason, and that reason is to help you in your daily life and to prepare you for the real world. Your mouth and attitude will get you in more trouble than it’s worth." Ethan plans to attend college at Williams Baptist College or the University of Central Arkansas to earn a degree in history education.
Whittney Brianne Gray
Whittney Brianne Gray was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, March 29, 1994. She is the daughter of April and Kevin Brown of Ravenden, Arkansas. The biggest influence in her life is her mom, because “My mom has always been there for me, and always will.” Some of Whittney’s favorites include the color pink, Mexican food, her car, sweets, the TV series Teen Mom and the movie John Tucker Must Die. Her friends are Sean Baggs, Demi Stephens, Madicyn Huddleston, Heather Collins, Ashley Saylors and the Senior Class. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging with her boyfriend, friends and family, and shopping. In school, she is involved in Student Council, FFA, Drama, and FTA. When she graduates, she will miss seeing her friends. Coach T. and Mr. Joe are her favorite teachers because “they have always been there for me when I needed them.” Whittney’s advice to underclassmen is to “Never Give Up.” After graduating, she plans to attend Black River Technical College.
Kendall Lee Haines
Kendall Lee Haines is the grandson of Helen Isreal and the son of Amorette Isreal of Ravenden, Arkansas. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, mudding and hanging out with his friends. He likes country music and his favorite song is “Homeboy” by Eric Church. Some of his favorites include barbeque chicken, fish, deer, and pizza; the color lime green, and a four-wheel drive Chevy Z71. Kendall enjoys history class because he learns about world events. His advice to underclassmen is, “Don’t do drugs or drink, and stay in school.”
Courtney Hall
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Brandon Matthew Harner
Brandon Matthew Harner was born on August 29, 1994, in St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The biggest influence in his life has been his grandmother, Mary Beth Whitlow, because she always encourages Brandon to do well in school and in life. His favorite food is any dairy product, his favorite color is black, and his favorite car is a 1989 hardtop Camaro. Special friends include Andrew Smith, Andrew Lawrence, Ethan Doney, Steven Willams, Samantha Wilson, and Darren Tincher. Brandon enjoys exploring, swimming, diving, rock climbing, and video games After graduation, Brandon will miss seeing his friends every day. He has enjoyed all his teachers and is proud of the work he has done to prepare himself for graduation. Brandon has learned that connections with people are very important and something not to be taken for granted. His advice to underclassmen is to keep a balance between work and fun to keep a healthy body and mind. He plans to attend college and study the field of genetics.
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Cassie Alisa Haynes
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s born June 25, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She is the daughter of Robert L. Haynes of Black Rock and the late Tammy A. Haynes. Cassie’s biggest influence in life is her dad because “He’s always been there for me and kept me going when times were hard. He also pushed me to do well in school. I love him for everything he has done for me.” Some of her favorite things are Mexican food, the color blue, and a Plymouth GTO. Cassie likes the song “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton and her favorite movie is Radio. She loves the book Angel's Choice because “I can relate to everything that has happened in the book.” Cassie’s friends are Jessie Woodard, Levi Green, and Johnny Sykes. “They’ve always been there for me,” she said. She loves racing her lawnmowers and pretty much anything she can get to go fast. She is also involved in her church. Cassie will miss not having Mr. Presley as a teacher anymore. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. James because “She always asks about your day, and she is a sweetheart all around.” The most important thing she will be taking with her will be good memories that she can cherish forever. Cassie’s advice to underclassmen is “Don’t let hard times keep you from going on. You’ll make it through. I did.” Her plans for the future include attending Black River Technical College to become a practitioner nurse and to be the best mother she can be to her son.
Corey Oralee Henson
Corey Oralee Henson was born September 18, 1994, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Corey resides in Ravenden, Arkansas,
with his parents Sherry and Clarence Henson. His dad is Corey’s biggest influence because "Dad taught me to have respect for others, how to fix cars, and that no matter what happens in life, I can face it and keep going." Corey’s favorite food is Chinese, his favorite color is blue, his favorite song is “Rainbow Stew” by Merle Haggard, and his favorite car is a 1985 Chevy truck short wheel base. Some of Corey’s friends include Lucas Conrad, Tyler Mitchell, Steven Ward and Jesse Carter. In Corey’s spare time he loves working on cars, fishing, hunting, hanging with his friends and shooting trap. Corey is involved in FFA and the Sloan-Hendrix Trap team. Corey’s favorite teacher and class was Mrs. Hill’s because her class was always fun. Corey will not miss coming to school, but is looking forward to learning the trade of being a gunsmith. His advice to underclassmen is only believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
Larry Allen Holbird, Jr.
Larry Allen Holbird, Jr. was born in Dearborn, Michigan. He is the son of Larry Holbird, Sr. and Tina Holbird from Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Anginette Davidson from Michigan. Some of his favorites include pizza, Spam, and deer; the color green, and the Ford Raptor. Larry enjoys country music and “Kick It In The Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert is one of his favorite songs. History is his favorite subject and Mr. Lee is his favorite teacher. Larry encourages underclassmen to “Have fun while you can.”
Casey Colton Holder
Casey Colton Holder was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Randy and Rhonda Holder on September 8, 1994. Casey’s biggest influence in his life would have to be his father because “he is a good, honest, hardworking, Christian man, who has always been there for me.” His friends have made Sloan-Hendrix memorable for Casey, “they are the people who made me who I am today; they are the people I will miss the most... and cherish forever.” Some of Casey’s hobbies include hanging with friends, video games, and watching TV. His favorite teacher would have to be Mr. Griffin because “he has put up with me since 8th grade and still laughs at me.” Casey’s favorite class is annual staff because “we get the work done yet we don’t overreact about anything because we’re a tight knit group who knows everyone’s strong points.” Some of Casey’s significant achievements are FBLA state competitor for the past two years, Student Council Parliamentarian, H.O.S.A. President, Art Club Treasurer, Senior Class Favorite, and Senior class Vice President. Sloan-Hendrix has been preparing Casey for college since 8th grade with algebra I, and pre-advanced placement and advanced placement classes, as well as, concurrent credit courses during his 11th and 12th grade year. Sloan-Hendrix has taught Casey to laugh at the mistakes he has made and move on to improve for the future. His advice to underclassmen is “to be comfortable with yourself, because if you can’t like yourself how can you expect others to like you.” He plans to pursue a degree in law or medicine.
Caleb Dean Hufstedler
Caleb Dean Hufstedler was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on June 23, 1994. He resides in Annieville, Arkansas with his parents, Danny and Cheryl Hufstedler. Caleb enjoys hunting, riding 4-wheelers and hanging out with his friends; Casey Holder, Adam Taylor, Austin DeShazo, and Dylan Wells. Some of Caleb’s favorites include the color green, chicken fried steak, the TV show, CSI, the movie, Black Hawk Down, and the song, "Country Boy" by Aaron Lewis. His favorite car is the Dodge Challenger. Caleb’s advice to underclassmen is to work hard. He plans to attend college after he graduates and then work as a tool and die maker.
Kristen April Louise Laky
Kristen April Louise Laky was born on April 26, 1994, in Aurora, Illinois. Her parents are Tammy and Bret Bolton. Kristen has three sisters, Jamie, Melody, and Anna. Family is the biggest influence in her life because without them, she wouldn’t be the person she is today. Some of her favorites include chicken strips, the color lime green, and a 2012 Porsche with butterfly doors. She likes the song “Lucky” by Jason Maraz and will watch any scary movie that comes on TV. She enjoys reading and the book Burned by Ellen Hopkins is one of her favorites. Kristen is a friendly person and enjoys hanging out with Krista, Brandon, Jaclen, and Matt. During warm weather, she enjoys being outside, especially jumping on the trampoline. When she can’t be outside, she likes to work on jigsaw puzzles. Even though Kristen has only been a student at Sloan-Hendrix for about a year, she will miss it after graduation. She enjoys Mrs. McCormic’s class because she makes class work fun. She also enjoys being a teacher’s aide for Mrs. James. Kristen appreciates the encouragement she has received at Sloan-Hendrix. She feels prepared for the future. She reminds underclassmen that the teachers are here to help you succeed in life. Kristen believes that education is important and the base of life’s success. She advises underclassmen to start their “scholarship research and essays before their senior year and don’t wait to take the ACT until the last minute because it will stress you out!” She plans to enroll in the nursing program at Black River Technical College. Upon completion of that, she plans to attend Arkansas State University and pursue a degree in biology so that she can one day become a forensic scientist.
Andrew Dale Lawrence
Andrew Dale Lawrence was born on October 22, 1999, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is the son of Walter Dale and Roxanne Faye Lawrence, who he refers to as the “most amazing parents in the world.” Some of Andrew's favorites include the color blue; macaroni and cheese; the song "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard; and the Jackson King V guitar. His hobbies include playing guitar, hanging with friends, watching horror films, and learning new things. He also likes driving his 2001, V6, metallic green Mustang. Andrew is also a member of the school band. One of his favorite teachers is Ms. Donna James because she taught him to like people because of who they are, not for what they can do. He also enjoys Mrs. Holland’s comic relief when she refers to him as "Andrew Louise". He plans to attend college and become a chemical engineer. Andrew's advice to underclassmen is to enjoy life; it is too short to deal with the drama.
Tyler Ray Mitchell
On October, 20, 1993, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Tyler Ray Mitchell was born to John and Angela Briggs of Pocahontas, Arkansas. His mom is the biggest influence in his life. Some of Tyler’s favorites include the color red, the movies Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean, the song “Dinosaur” by Hank Williams Jr., a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese, and sweet tea. Tyler enjoys hunting, fishing, hanging out with his friends, and working. He is an active member of FFA and served as reporter during his junior year. Tyler’s friends include Steven Ward, Lucas Conrad, his older sister Chasity, and the Senior Class of 2012. His favorite teacher is Coach T and English is his favorite class. Tyler will miss the teachers and seeing his friend’s every day.
Emily Ogden
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Brooke Nicole Pinkus
Brooke Pinkus was born on November 23, 1993, in Bolingbrook, Illinois. She is the daughter of Jim Pinkus and Cindy Hackworth-Pinkus of Imboden. The biggest influence in Brooke’s life was her grandfather because “He achieved so much in his life which showed me that anything is possible if you work hard, never give up, and don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way. He was a great man and I will always look up to him.” Some of Brooke’s favorites include The Fast and Furious movies, The Sound of Music, Benchwarmers, the song “Picture Perfect” by Every Avenue, the band Cartel, all books by Sarah Dessen and any type of Jet car. A few of her friends include Morgan Smith, Nicole Comadoll, Sarah Childress, and Emily Ogden. Brooke enjoys playing softball and hanging out with her friends. She is involved in Student Council, FBLA, Beta, HOSA, FTA, and drama club. She was also in the Ralph Joseph Youth Leadership Program. Brooke will miss seeing her friends every day. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. McCormic because “All her classes are fun and she is an easy going teacher. I can talk to her about anything.” Brooke advises underclassmen not to give up, even when things get tough. After graduating, Brooke plans to study accounting in college and become a certified public accountant.
Dillon Blain Pins
Dillon Blain Pins was born November 18, 1993, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He resides in Imboden, Arkansas, with his mother and father, Debbie and Dan Pins. Dillon says, “My mother is the biggest influence in my life, because if it were not for her I would not be here. She has led me step by step.” Some of Dillon’s favorites are the color lime green, McDonald’s food, and the song “Kick it in the Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert. Dillon’s friends include Sara Childress, Zach Brown, Emily Ogden, Dylan Smith, Micah Newell, Tyler Johnston, and Samantha Honeycutt. In his spare time, he enjoys mudding, hunting, and hanging out with his friends. He has enjoyed many things about SHHS but he mostly enjoyed Mrs. Holland’s class and hanging out with Mrs. Edna, Mrs. Blissenbach, and his friends. Dillon’s favorite teacher is Mrs. Blissenbach and his favorite class is CBA because he enjoys working on the computer. Dillon is proud that he has done his best to be a good person and has helped out others in need. “Go to school and don’t do drugs. It will help in the real world,” advises Dillon to underclassmen. Dillon’s plans for the future are to attend college and get a good job.
Vivian Paige Ratliff
Vivian Paige Ratliff was born July 25, 1994 at Jonesboro, Arkansas. She lives in Hardy, Arkansas, with her mother Marva Ratliff. Paige states that the biggest influence in her life is her mother because “She has always been there for me. She is the one person I can trust to be there whenever I need her. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her.” Paige’s favorite thing in the world is playing softball. “Softball has made a very big impact on my life because when I’m playing softball, there is no greater feeling then batting and throwing a ball around all day long,” says Paige. Some of Paige’s favorite things are the color purple, seafood, a blue FJ Toyota Cruiser, country and rap music, roller coaster rides, attending concerts, and being at the beach. She also enjoys traveling, reading, watching any sports games, spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and swimming. Paige has been very involved in many clubs and activities at Sloan-Hendrix, such as, Student Council, HOSA, FBLA, FTA, FCA, Drama Club, Art Club, Beta, Lady Greyhound Softball and the Ralph Joseph Youth Leadership Program. Paige has been a Sloan-Hendrix Greyhound for eight years and states, "These have been some of the greatest years of my life and I will miss being a part of all of these things.” Paige doesn’t have one particular favorite teacher. She says, “They all have something that is unique and different about them which makes them all special in my eyes.” Her favorite class is Mr. Griffin’s Digital Communications III and IV. “We get to design webpages, make music videos, brochures, booklets, and many other fun things,” says Paige. According to Paige, “Sloan-Hendrix is filled with amazing, kind, loving people and I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them. They have taught me in so many ways, from learning the quadratic formula to helping someone in need. I have gained and learned so many things about myself and I owe it all to Sloan-Hendrix.” Paige’s advice to underclassmen is, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated, always do your work, try to stay out of drama, and smile often. High school is hard and sometimes downright miserable, but always remember to keep a positive attitude and never give up. Whenever you feel like giving up always remember why you’ve worked so hard to begin with and in the end it will all be worth it once you walk across that stage and receive your diploma.” Her plans for the future are to attend college where she will hopefully play softball and major in psychology and become a counselor.
William Daniel Rowsey
William Daniel Rowsey was born on May 16, 1994 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is the son of Holly Morgan of Imboden, Arkansas and Bill Rowsey of Smithville, Arkansas. The biggest influence in Daniel’s life is basketball, “It has taught me that it doesn’t matter how much ability you have, it is the amount of effort and heart you put in to something that makes you great.” Some of Daniel’s favorites include steak (cooked medium rare), the color black, and rock/metal music. “Asking Alexandria” and “Five Finger Death Punch” are some of his favorite bands. Daniel also enjoys playing guitar and watching his favorite sports teams, the Memphis Grizzlies, the New England Patriots, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Basketball has been the thing he has enjoyed most about Sloan-Hendrix, “It has taught me so many important lessons that I can use throughout life.” Daniel’s favorite teacher is Mr. Lee because “He is the kind of person that you can have a real conversation with.” Some of the achievements Daniel has received are All-Conference in basketball, numerous athletic awards, a 4.0 GPA, and numerous academic medals and certificates. Daniel’s advice to underclassmen is, “To work hard and never give up on your dreams.” He plans to attend college at the University of Arkansas, get his degree, and coach boys’ basketball.
Ashley Michelle Saylors
Ashley Michelle Saylors was born April 10, 1994, in Newport, Arkansas. She lives in Imboden, Arkansas, with her parents Vince and Rachel Saylors. According to Ashley, “My grandmother is my biggest influence in life because she has always been there for me.” Some of Ashley’s favorites are the colors hot pink and max-4 camouflage, Colton’s Steakhouse, the songs “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Kick It In The Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert, and the book Hate List by Jennifer Brown. Ashley’s friends include Seth Swartzlander, Blake Bennett, Emily Bilbrey, Stetson Wells, Kayci Compton, Eason Dearen, Tyler Gillian, Jesse Carter, Heather Collins, Whittney Gray, Lucas Conrad, and Caleb Hufstedler. She enjoys hanging out with friends and anything outdoor or agriculture related. After she graduates, Ashley will “miss hanging out with everyone in Agri and I will definitely miss being young.” Her favorite classes were agriculture because “It fits my way of life.” Mr. Joe and Coach T. are her favorite teachers. Ashley’s advice to underclassmen is “Have fun and be a kid and don’t let anyone stand in the way of your dreams.” Ashley’s plans for the future are to attend college, get a degree in agriculture science and technology, and then become sales representative.
Andrew Michael Smith
Andrew Michael Smith was born on October 24, 1993 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Von and Terri Smith of Pocahontas, Arkansas. His biggest influence in life is his Grandpa because he has always been there to help him through the rough times in his life. One of Andrew’s favorite foods is chicken Alfredo. He also enjoys eating at Subway and McDonalds. A red and black 67-69 Camaro SS soft top convertible is his favorite car. He enjoys the songs “Bad Company” by Five Finger Death Punch, “Welcome to the Family” by Avenged Sevenfold, and “Re-Education Through Labor” by Rise Against. Some of his favorite movies include Saving Private Ryan, 300, Gamer, and The Hangover. Ethan Doney, Steven Williams, Alissah Harris, Jesse Carter, Brandon Harner, and Andrew Lawrence, Big and Little Terry Price, and Justus Williams are among his friends. His hobbies include riding ATV’s, the U.S. Army, MMA, and aeronautics engineering. He will miss his friends, his teachers, and the atmosphere when he graduates. His favorite teacher is Mr. Lee, because he and Mr. Lee have so much in common and get along so well. His favorite class is choir because he enjoys singing. Andrew has learned some important computer skills while a student at Sloan-Hendrix which will help him in his career. It has also taught him the value of leadership. His advice to underclassmen is to always strive for excellence even though it may seem difficult and to always respect your teachers, because respect given is respect earned. His plans for the future include the army, college and a degree in aeronautics engineering.
Hannah Morgan Smith
Hannah Morgan Smith was born on July 7, 1994 at Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Dean and April Smith of Imboden. Her parents have been the biggest influence in her life because they have been there for her through everything and are always there to listen to her problems and give advice. Some of her favorites include the color pink, Mexican and Italian food, The Hunger Games series, performers Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, and authors Nicholas Sparks and Sarah Dessen. She also enjoys the movies Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, and Pretty in Pink. Her friends include Brooke Pinkus, Nicole Comadoll, Emily Ogden, and Sara Childress. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and hanging out with her friends and family. Morgan is involved with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs of Lawrence County (ATOD), 4-H Teen Leaders, and Tobacco Control Youth Board (TCYB). She was a Hugh O’ Brian and Ralph Joseph representative. She is a member of the Lady Greyhounds basketball and softball teams, as well as the track and field team. Morgan will miss seeing her friends every day. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. McCormic and Mrs. Rorex, because they were the teachers she connected with and felt like she could talk to them about anything. Morgan is proud of the work that the Tobacco Control Youth members contributed to making the Little Rock Zoo a smoke-free zone. Other awards include a medal for ATV safety in 4-H, a youth award for her work with ATOD, a Youth of the Year award from TCYB for her work with tobacco prevention, and the Ralph Joseph Scholarship. School has taught Morgan that things change, but that’s how life is. She encourages underclassmen to look for the good in others and think before they act. Morgan will be attending Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she will major in early childhood education.
Daniel Eugene Stone, Jr.
Daniel Eugene Stone, Jr. was born July 27, 1993, to Daniel and Carrie Stone of Ravenden, Arkansas. His hobbies include mudding, playing basketball, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with friends. Some of his favorites include the color blue, pizza, barbecue chicken, deer, and a Z71 Chevy. Daniel enjoys country music and his favorite song is “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” by Brantley Gilbert. Daniel has been involved in FTA and FFA, as well as, basketball, baseball, and track. He encourages underclassmen to “stay in school.”
He will miss his friends and teachers at Sloan-Hendrix, but is ready for graduation and what the future will bring.
Alan Jeffery Swink
Alan Jeffery Swink was born on January 31, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. His parents are Doug and Peggy Swink of Imboden, Arkansas. They are the biggest influence in his life because, “They raised me, and so they’ve had a lot of say in who I am now.” Alan says he has “way too many friends to list.” His favorites include toffee, the color orange, the song “Blues Drive Monster” by the Pillows, the movie Princess Mononoke, and the author Eoin Colfer. He enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and being involved in theater. His favorite teacher is Mr. Lee and his favorite class is physics. He is a member of FBLA. His greatest achievements are reaching the National Level in the FBLA Spreadsheets competition and becoming a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist. The most important thing he has learned at Sloan-Hendrix is “how to talk to people.” He has enjoyed being around his friends and will miss them most of all after graduation. His advice to underclassmen is “Don’t get too stressed. It’s not going to help in the long run.” Alan plans to attend college and become a librarian.
James Adam Taylor
James Adam Taylor was born January 6, 1994, in Paragould, Arkansas to Lisa Dickson and Keith Taylor. Adam lives in Imboden with his mother and stepfather. The biggest influence in Adam’s life has been his grandpa because he taught him to help people no matter what is going on or how you feel. Some of his hobbies include driving, working on vehicles or just about anything outdoors. His favorite things are the color blue, any kind of vehicle, all kinds of music and the Fast and the Furious movies. Adam loves hanging out with his girlfriend, Kara DeShazo, and his friends Caleb Hufstedler, Casey Holder, Darren Tincher, Austin DeShazo, Aaron Slusser, Samantha Wilson and many others. Adam’s favorite teacher is Mrs. Hill because “she is awesome with a capital A.” The thing Adam will miss about Sloan-Hendrix is getting to see his friends all day. His advice to underclassmen is don’t drop out and enjoy your life in school while you can! In the future, Adam plans to attend Black River Technical College and become an auto mechanic or something in a related field.
Violet Taylor
Violet Leshea Taylor was born June 9, 1993, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She is the daughter of Agnes and Leon Taylor of Imboden. The biggest influence in her life is her mom because she has always been there for her, encourages her get the best out of life, and to learn from the worst. Violet’s favorite food is pizza and her favorite movie is Courageous. Some of her close friends include Ashley Davis, Shilah Boudin, and Kyrsten Caton. In her spare time, Violet enjoys fishing, riding her horse, hanging out with her friends, and playing games. While at school, she has enjoyed being with her friends. Violet has enjoyed her classes at Sloan-Hendrix and will miss her teachers after graduation. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Swift, who always encourages her to do her best, keep going, and never give up. Mrs. Swift is always willing to take time to help Violet. Some significant achievements that Violet is proud of include an Algebra A medal and an English 9 award. Violet feels well-prepared for the future. Sloan-Hendrix has also provided her the chance to excel in many different ways. Her advice to underclassmen is to never give up, no matter how hard or tough things may get. Violet encourages others to “Hang in there, and you’ll pull through.” She plans to attend college to become a nurse.
Darren James Tincher
Darren James Tincher is the son of Ed Tincher and Judy Tincher. He was born on November 19, 1993, in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Darren is currently living in Pocahontas with his mother. The biggest influence in his life has been his grandfather and mother because “They taught me everything I know.” Darren enjoys any food that is edible and is a fan of all vehicles. His friends include Adam Taylor, Chris Taylor, Samantha Wilson, Casey Holder, Caleb Hufstedler, Kara DeShazo and Austin DeShazo. In his spare time, he likes hanging out with friends and playing video games with the guys. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Hill because he enjoys writing and Mrs. Hill is a great teacher. One of the things that Darren will miss about Sloan-Hendrix is seeing his friends. Darren’s advice to underclassmen is “Your time is limited; don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” After graduation, Darren plans to attend Black River Technical College and eventually get into the automotive industry.
Steven Wayne Ward II
On June 27, 1993, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Steven Wayne Ward II was born to Steven and Jennifer of Imboden. His mother has been the biggest influence in his life because, “She encourages me in every choice I make, she’s always on my side, and I can always count on her to have answers.” Some of Steven’s favorites include the color green, the movie Tombstone, a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese, and sweet tea. The songs “Choices” and “Finally Friday” by George Jones are also among his favorites. Steven enjoys fishing, hunting, and hanging out with Lucas and Tyler. He is an active member of Student Council and FFA at Sloan-Hendrix. His favorite teacher is Coach T because, “He gives and expects respect, makes me laugh a lot, and there is never a question he doesn’t have an answer for.” Ag apprenticeship is his favorite class because, “It’s the least stressful part of my day and each student gets to be creative on assignments.” Steven is currently serving as FFA sentinel for the 2011-2012 school year. When he graduates, Steven will miss the teachers and their positive attitudes and seeing his friend’s every day. Sloan-Hendrix has taught Steven to never doubt himself, the importance of getting a good education, and “If you don’t know the answer, choose C.” His advice to underclassmen is to “Be on time for school and always have a positive attitude about being here!” Steven plans to attend Arkansas State University.
Savanah Amber Williams
Savanah Amber Williams was born February 9, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She is the daughter of Clayton and Lisa Williams of Imboden, Arkansas. The greatest influence in her life is her parents because “They have always encouraged me to try my hardest at everything I do” she says. Some of her favorites include Italian and Chinese food, the color purple, Mustangs, and all Sarah Dessen books. Her favorite T.V. shows include Nip/Tuck, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Lost, and American Horror Story. The Truth About Forever and the Perfect Chemistry series are some of her favorite books and her favorite movies are Titanic and the Harry Potter series. Savanah enjoys spending time with her Aunt Laura and special friends, Kelsey, Katie, and Laura. In her spare time, she likes reading, baking/cooking, fishing, and watching scary movies. Her favorite thing to do is go to Lake Norfork and fish or just hang out. She is involved in FBLA, FTA, student council, drama club, and art club. Savanah has “enjoyed all the teachers at SHHS, they are very encouraging and great to talk to.” Her favorite class is Digital Communications because, “I am always learning new things every day.” Mr. Lee is her favorite teacher because “He always has a story to tell.” Her advice to underclassmen is “Do not wish your life away, enjoy it!” She plans to attend Williams Baptist College and get a degree in psychology.
Steven Ray Williams
On May 3, 1994, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Willie and Lory Williams became the proud parents of a son, Steven Ray Williams. Steven’s dad has been the biggest influence in his life because he taught him that, “Life is hard, but sometimes you just have to work through it.” Steven is blessed with many friends, including Terry Price, Donnie White, Colton Simpson, Ethan Doney, Andrew Smith, Alissah Harris, Andrew Lawrence, and Dewayne Gann. Some of his favorites include the color red, pizza, and steak. Steven has enjoyed everything at Sloan-Hendrix. He will miss all the wonderful teachers and how they have encouraged him. He has learned not to be shy because “If you’re shy you will be intimidated easier and some people will take advantage of that.” Steven’s favorite teacher is Coach T and his favorite class is history class because it’s a good mix of students In the future, Steven plans to attend college and get a very good job. His advice to underclassmen is “Get Good Grades!”
Samantha Nicole Wilson
Samantha Wilson was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on December 5, 1993. She is the daughter of Keith and Carrie Wilson of Imboden. Samantha’s biggest influences in life are her parents because “they have proven that if you set your mind to something you want, like open a business, you can do that.” Some of Samantha’s favorites include the color turquoise, chocolate, and the Harry Potter movies. Her friends are Jenny Light, Casey Holder, Alanna Sartain, Samantha Adams, Anna Tyson, Darren Tincher, Adam Taylor, and many others. Samantha enjoys hanging out with friends, going to Jonesboro, and reading. She will miss the social scene at school and seeing her friends every day. It’s difficult for Samantha to choose one teacher as a favorite; she has enjoyed all her classes and feels that her time at Sloan-Hendrix has been very beneficial. “From learning the alphabet and numbers in preschool to working in twelfth grade English and transition to college math, Sloan-Hendrix has helped me in every way for a successful future,” she says. Samantha’s advice to underclassmen is, “Don’t give up in high school; it’ll be worthwhile in the end.” Samantha plans to attend college and “set out to be whatever God plans for me to be.”
Justine Marie Wolfe
Justine Marie Wolfe is the daughter of Richard and Kristy Wolfe of Smithville. She was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on August 31, 1994. The greatest influence in her life is her grandmother. According to Justine, “she has helped me through life and was always there for me.” Some of Justine's favorites are the colors pink and purple, creamy tacos, and the movie, According to Greta. Some of her friends are Jayde, Austin, Savanah, Kora, Beth, Joy, Amanda, and Colby. She considers everyone in the senior class of 2012 her friend. In her spare time, she likes to ride horses, take long walks with Jayde, read, and hang out with friends. She has enjoyed hanging out with Jayde in Mrs. Hill’s room. Seeing the people she grew up with will be something she will miss. Mrs. Hill is her favorite teacher because when you need to talk to someone, she will always be there. Her favorite subject is accounting, because she likes math and it’s easy and fun. Sloan-Hendrix has prepared Justine for the future by teaching her “if someone gets you down, don’t worry about it, because you have higher expectations and you will go places.” Justine’s advice to underclassmen is “you can do anything in life if you just set your mind to it.” Justine’s plans for the future are to attend Black River Technical College to acquire her basics and then transfer to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to be an ultrasound technician. She hopes to marry someday and have a family of her own.
Andrew Allen Young
Andrew Allen Young was born on September 27, 1994 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. His parents are Curtis and Missy Young of Imboden, Arkansas. Andrew says his dad has been his biggest influence because of all the wisdom he has shared over the years, and for introducing him to his two passions−sports and cars. Andrew’s favorite foods are pizza and hot wings. Andrew’s favorite car is a 1969 Chevy Camaro RS/SS. His favorite bands are All That Remains, August Burns Red, and A Day to Remember. His favorite movies are The Untouchables, The Hangover, and Gladiator. Andrew’s favorite books are Saving Me From Myself and Stronger by Brian Welch. When asked about who his friends are he said “You know who you are.” Andrew plays baseball and basketball, and is also involved in FCA, FBLA and Beta Club. He loves to hunt, fish, and hang out with friends. Andrew will miss seeing his friends everyday and playing sports. His favorite teacher is Coach Nichols because he is his uncle and they have shared a lot of memories. Andrew is especially proud of winning All-Conference in baseball and leading all categories in pitching his junior year. He is also proud of his many academic achievements he has earned over the years. School has prepared him for the future because it taught him how to deal with people. Andrew’s advice to underclassmen is “Don’t be stupid and lazy in school, but also have fun. Make sure you do your best at everything so the past thirteen years won’t be a complete waste. Another thing to remember is to enjoy the time you spend with your friends, and make sure you leave an impact so when you leave people will remember you.” Andrew plans to go to college and get a degree in mechanical engineering. He hopes someday to become an engineer for General Motors.
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