Four students will lead the Fowler High School class of 2017 Friday as they graduate. Emily Aragon, Jayde Hagerman and Teyah Schiffer are all valedictorians. Hannah Cesar is salutatorian.

 

Four students will lead the Fowler High School class of 2017 Friday as they graduate.

Graduation will be held at 7 p.m. in the gym.

Emily Aragon, Jayde Hagerman and Teyah Schiffer are all valedictorians. Hannah Cesar is salutatorian.

Emily Elizabeth Eliza Aragon


Age: 18
Valedictorian
GPA: 4.0
Parents' names:​ Earl and Trish Aragon

Other activities involved in: National Honor Society, Student Council (Co-President), Future Business Leaders of America (Secretary), Try Random Acts of Kindness Club (President), Academic Club, Choir, Band, Honor Band, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Fowler Public Library Volunteer Reading Program and more.
Favorite class and why: Probably anatomy because I love science and anything to do with the human body or medical field.

Most memorable high school moment and why: Getting to go on Student Council adventures with Coach Ayers and Jayde because of all the food we get and the fun things we get to be a part of.

Who/what do you credit for your success and why: I credit my parents because they have given me everything they could, and have worked for everything they own. They have taught me the quality of enduring the stresses of life while still being optimistic and laughing along the way.

What are your future plans?: I plan to attend UCCS in the fall to major in biology with a biomedical option degree to work toward becoming a physician assistant. To gain experience hours, I want to volunteer in the neonatal section in either Parkview or St. Mary Corwin to help care for the babies with substance abusing parents.

Any advice for underclassmen? Do not allow yourself to be late when you are young, because even if you tell yourself you will get better when you are older, you are lying to yourself. Being late is extremely stressful and results in speeding tickets.

Jayde Quinn Hagerman


Age: 18
Valedictorian
GPA: 4.0
Parents' names: Jason and Holli Hagerman

Other activities involved in: Student Council (Co-President), Future Business Leaders of America (President), National Honor Society

Favorite class and why: My anatomy class because I found the content very interesting and challenging.

Most memorable high school moment and why: My most memorable moments come from FBLA Leadership Conference in Vail, Colorado.

Who/what do you credit for your success and why: My parents. They have always believed in me and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. They always taught me how to do something, they never did it for me. Without their support, I would not be able to do the things I can today.

What are your future plans? I plan to attend Otero Junior College in the fall to get my prerequisites before transferring to Pueblo Community College to obtain my dental hygiene degree.

Any advice for underclassmen? Work hard because it will pay off.




Teyah Schiffer

Age: 18
Valedictorian
GPA: 4.0
Parents' names:​ Tod and Karen Schiffer

Other activities involved in: I am involved in TRAK (Try Random Acts of Kindness), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), NHS (National Honor Society), Summer Reading Program, Academic Club, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, and 4-H.

Favorite class and why: My favorite class was anatomy. This class was challenging and I enjoyed the subject matter that was being taught. It is related to my post graduate field of study so it was easy to stay focused and engaged.

Most memorable high school moment and why: My struggles with pre-calculus last fall. I was the only student enrolled in this online learning course. For the first time in my life I really struggled with comprehension of the subject matter. It taught me the value of staying focused, working hard, and sticking with something through the conclusion. It also gave me a greater appreciation and admiration for individuals who stick it out and do amazing things when those accomplishments don’t always come easily.

Who/what do you credit for your success and why: I would credit my family as well as my teachers for my success. My family has always believed in me and my abilities. They have encouraged me to strive for excellence in whatever I do and were always there to support me whenever I needed them. The teachers at Fowler High School are some of the best in the state. They have always been willing to help when I had questions and did not understand something.

What are your future plans? I plan to attend Colorado State University Pueblo, where I am going to double major in biology and chemistry. I have been accepted into the President’s Leadership Program and the Honors Program which will allow me to receive a minor in leadership studies. I also plan to minor in Spanish. I plan to earn my master’s degree from CSUP and then transfer to the University of Colorado at the Anschutz Medical Campus to obtain my doctorate in anesthesiology or radiology.

Any advice for underclassmen? Work Hard. Make some time for fun and friends. Stay curious, active and engaged. Dream big.

 

Hannah Marie Cesar


Age: 18
Salutatorian
GPA: 3.81
Parent’s name: Anna Cesar

Activities: I have been involved within the community by participating in Missouri Days, announcing the livestock show and mechanical bull. I have been a part of our fall festival, the Grizzly Gala and multiple other spring and summer activities.

Favorite Class: Government, because Mr. Hildreth taught me so much about our political authorities, how our government is running and since in this day and age things revolve around politics I appreciated the knowledge he taught me. Not only did I learn a lot in his class, we talked about what was occurring in the world today and laughed quite often.

Memorable High School Moment: I have quite a few memories in high school but the most memorable is the first day freshman year, when a kid in our school shoved a lunch table and tripped me in the lunchroom, I was so embarrassed and on top of that a freshman. I have had a lot more stories in FFA and FBLA that are very memorable as well.

Credit Success: My success has been obtained through my lifelong learning. To reach success and to stay motivated and supported though I want to thank my family and my mom. I want to thank my teachers for relaying their knowledge to me and my friends for their support and for everyone allowing me to supervise what to do and what not to do. I want to thank my community for supporting my future endeavors and the good Lord for always looking out on my behalf.

Future Plans: I plan on attending Otero Junior College to finish my freshman and sophomore prerequisites in one year. Then I will transfer to Colorado State University, Texas Tech, or Oklahoma State University to major in biomedical sciences, pre-veterinary science, and then proceed to be accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine for large and small animals, specializing in ruminants.

Advice for Underclassmen: My advice to you would be to try anything at least once and get to know anyone and everyone. Never give up, even when you fall behind, you can pull through. Most of all, never ever let anyone tell you, you cannot be whatever it is you want to be, instead prove them wrong and live with no regrets.