We asked, and you responded! Below, you will find the list of all the seniors who responded to the announcement, along with information like what their favorite class is, where they plan to attend college, or what they intend to do after graduation. The list is in no particular order. Let's hear it for all you seniors!
Favorite Class: Computer Programming in C++
Plans: Go to college at home, continue teaching guitar, then get a software engineering job!
Encouraging verse: 1 Timothy 1:12 ESV: "I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,"
My name is Christine Sones and my favorite TPS class is English. My future goal currently in life is to become a Flight Medic possibly a flight doctor, I am trying to get into the Army since they will pay for my schooling and I will get the chance to serve my country. I LOVE to spend time volunteering at a therapy barn helping disabled adults and children learn how to ride horses. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11
- Asian Survey with Bob Lemon, Belhaven High Scholars Worldview Class
- Hoping to continue my studies in speech and communication, and branch out into speech pathology and work with those who have disabled speech
- TPS has become a huge part of my life. Despite being an Australian and dealing with wonky times for classes, I've enjoyed myself so much. Even those classes at 5 am were worth it!
I have made some incredible, life-long friends, and it is my greatest hope to one day travel to the US and Canada and visit you all!
Favroite Class: Literature Survey and Microsoft Office
Future Plans: I will attend LSU-E (A community college branch of LSU) in the fall to complete my Accsociate of Science degree and later transfer to ULL or LSU to finish my Science degree in whatever the Lord calls me to study.
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
My favorite class was anything with Mr. Futoran.
I will be attending the University of Central Florida, although I have not yet decided on a major.
Phillipians 4:4-6 is my life verse.
Favorite class: English 3 and Algebra
Future plans: After school ends on the 25th I leave the 29th for six weeks on an internship with Generations of Virtue, upon returning to my home town of Las Cruces, New Mexico I will finish out the summer working and the I start college at New Mexico State University in August. i willl be majoring in Family and Child Sciences with plans on becoming a teen councilor and professional abstinence speaker.
Shout out: Even when life seems tough and you don't think your going to make it, know that God is there always. he has a purpose for putting you through trails. The question is do you let those trials build you up or tear you down? "Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity keep corrupt talk from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly in front of you." Proverbs 4: 23-25 And a last thought: When the Will of God crosses the Will of Man ...Someone has to die.. Think about it
John-Paul Edgar (thats what you think… MWAHAHAHAHA)
My favorite class?
Mrs. Troxell, Mr. Crosby, Mrs. McKeeman, and Mr. Futoran
Future plans: Obviously global domination and ruling the world, but if I don't get time for that, Law, Politics, or Teaching at a college/graduate level.
Shout out to Jack Kunkel. He is my brother in arms and effectively my TPS brother. He always makes classes fun and interesting, especially Constitutional Law.
Weird thing about me: Which one to tell? The fact that I am perfect, or the fact that I have levitated, or the fact that I can prophesy. But those are just so common place. So a non-common place thing about me is that I am a music/dance addict. At the time I am typing this I am listening to "Lights" and jiving in my chair. Music/dance are the greatest thing ever, and I would die with out them.
Well that’s me. Have a fun year, next year and always know that Big Brother is watching you.
Hey! I'm Christy Stigen.
I loved all of my TPS classes, but my two very favorites would have to have been Advanced Comp. with Ms. Corrin and Worldview in Film with Mr. Howat.
My future plans are to attend college (I've got it narrowed down to either Northwestern College or Bethany Lutheran College, both of which are in MN) and to major in Media Communication with a Film Production focus. I'll probably also minor in Theater. After college I hope to get into the film industy as a director/screenwriter (big goal, I know, but with God all things are possible ), and I'd like to write novels on the side.
I really like 2 Cor. $:7-10. They are a good reminder that even though I will eventually be persecuted for my faith, I will not be crushed, struck down, or destroyed because God is with me. "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies." - 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (ESV)
Something random about me? Drat, I am random by definition! lol! XD Ummmmm......I can recite all of the books of the Bible in under 30 seconds. 23-ish seconds is my best time. *nods*
I'd like to shoutout to all of my amazing friends on Mahara and Discussions! I would list you all, but there's so many and I'm afraid I'll accidentally miss somebody! You guys are totally awesome and I am seriously gonna miss all of you! Please e-mail me so we can keep in touch!
-Anatomy & Physiology with Dr. Young!
-Jr. College & after that Nursing school!
-“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Breanna (Bree) Glosson
-Favorite class at TPS- SciFi/Fantasy Lit
-Future plans- 2 years at a community college then transfer to a university to double major in theater and education.
-Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself- I want to say thanks to all of my brilliant teachers and the other students. You were wonderful! Such a blessing!
-My Favorite class was Advanced Comp with Mrs. Troxell
-I'm planning on going into music performance (I play piano). I'm doing community college here in Colorado Springs, CO this next year and then transferring somewhere else for the next three years, hopefully somewhere in Maryland.
-Shoutout to all the incredible people I've met over the past years that I've been doing TPS classes! Its been amazing to get to know all of you and I will miss you all!
My name is Katlyn Brown. My favorite class is Belhaven History with Mrs. Lee. My future plans are to go to Francis Marion University, double-major in primary education and psychology. Eventually, I want to help abused, neglected, and underprivileged children in some way. Hopefully, open an orphanage as an alternative for foster care and get them the spiritual and mental help they need.
I can't wait to graduate!
Shoutout to my sister, Cassie Brown, because she made me!
Favorite class at TPS: Photography!
Future plans: Study Theology at Appalachian Bible College for one year, start a photography business
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: To all the seniors: We made it! =) Let's go on to do amazing things for the Lord and always grow closer to Him!
Jeremiah 29:11-13: For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.(NASB)
I'm a Missionary Kid that lives in Ecuador. I'm a chocoholic, and I love singing, reading, writing, and crocheting. If you ask me my favorite color, I can't pick just one, but I love pink, green, turquoise blue, and brown.
-Government 1: The Constitution with Mr. Rucker
-I am very excited that God has planned for me to attend Regent University this fall!
-Twenty12 is the coolest year to graduate and everyone knows it
My name is Melanie Defever, and my favorite class that I’m taking this year is Anatomy and Physiology with Dr. Young. One of my other favorite classes was Journey through Narnia with Mrs. Richards. Both of them are great teachers. My plan at the current moment is to move to Poland and go through medical school. There is a program that is 6 years long to get an M.D. and it is all in English. I have two favorite verses. I couldn’t pick... The first is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” The second is 2 Corinthians 5:13, “If we are ‘out of our mind,’ as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.” It gives me an excuse to be crazy for God. : )
Favorite TPS Class: Arg, so hard. Either Photography with Mrs. Tittel, or Creative Writing with Ms. Gaines.
Future Plans: Heading off to Hope College (in Michigan) in the fall! I'm planning to double major in Dance and something in the English/writing zone, the Business zone, or the Health Sciences (physical therapy/sports medicine/etc) zone. Not sure yet. =P
Shoutouts: Rebekah, Josiah, Justin, Ashley, and Coartney. My TPS buddies. =) Because you rock. Le annon veleth nin <3 And Katherine, because of the Swedish Fish, which totally make my day every time I remember =D And I will miss all you TPSers so much it's not even funny. -_-
Verse: Isaiah 54:17 - "'No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from Me,' declares the LORD." <-- Just think about it. You can't get much more amazing than that. <3
Maybe I'll just get an alum account and stalk the forums quietly until I'm thirty...hehehe =P
After graduation I plan on going to a small community college for their horticulture program and then transferring to UGA (University of Georgia) for their landscape architecture program.
I don't really have a random comment or anything. Unless this counts, in which case I do.
Favorite Class: Spanish 3
Future Plans: I am going to the University of Connecticut in the fall to study communication sciences and disorders. After I complete my bachelor's, I will go on to get my master's degree and become a speech pathologist!
Shoutout to Honduras team 2012!! You all are awesome and that was the most amazing ten days ever. I would also like to share the verses that were my "theme" during the trip--Lamentations 3:22-24. "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him'."
Favorite class at TPS: Advanced Composition with Mrs. Troxell
Future plans: Patrick Henry College. My major will be Classical Liberal Arts
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: My life verse: Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
-Favorite class at TPS Mr. Mailand's history/economics/current events/politics courses
-Future plans Study mechanical engineering at Iowa State
-Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself survived 4 years of CT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bible verse to share: Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.
Hello, my name is Valerie Sohn. My favorite class at TPS this year is Microsoft Office Applications Level 1 with Mr. Madison, but my favorite class with TPS ever was probably English 3 with Mrs. Yost.
I plan to go to Cedarville University this fall to study Classical Liberal Arts, and I hope to become a writer, editor, or English teacher. However, I have given my future to God, and I am sure His plans for me are very different from and much better than my own!
A verse that has really encouraged me this year as I look forward to beginning a new stage of my life is Jeremiah 29:11: “ ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
Favorite class: I've really liked all of my classes for the most part (except for Geometry, haha! Mrs. Crosby is excellent, but that aspect of math just didn't fly with me. I loved Advanced Composition back in 10th grade because we had a small-knit group and it made class really entertaining and enjoyable. The list goes on though!
Future plans: I just sent in my enrollment deposit to the University of Rochester! I'm half excited/half freaked out, but I think this will be a good & challenging change for me. Thanks to God for helping me through the stress of the final decision! As for a major, I am currently undecided, but am thinking about public health and academic advising.
Shoutout: I have totally loved my experience with TPS. The teachers have all been fantastic and several of the students have become some of my very good friends. I wouldn't be where I am today without TPS. As I was reading the emails for registration coming in I was so bummed I couldn't take more classes! Maybe I'll come back and teach someday. ;D Who knows!? But really, I'm truly grateful for my four years here.
-Favorite (and very first) class: A Journey Through Narnia; taught by Kathryn Richards.
-Future plans: Attending college at Seattle Pacific University in September. Majoring in Political Science: International Affairs with a minor in Japanese.
-SHOUT OUT TO: To my Narnian Skipping buddies: Richard (Shasta), Ashley, Paul (Miraz), Melanie, and Sam (Sma). I think the weird/special bond we’ve formed over the past three years will last through and beyond our time at college. Even though we are scattered across the globe, I bet that someday we will all be able to get together, even if its when we are all old and crabby. Thanks be to God and TPS for throwing us together; you guys really helped make high school not only bearable, but awesome.
My name is Chelsea Mason and I am a senior this year.
I have only taken English and Photography classes, but my favorite class by far has been Photography. I took both Photography 1 and 2.
I live in Budapest, Hungary, and this next year after graduation, I will be working as an intern in the Special Education department of the International Christian School of Budapest.
My all-time favorite Bible verse is 1st Timothy 4:12 which says, "Do not let anyone look down upon you because you are young but set an example for other believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." Be strong examples of Christ, especially as a teenager. May you shine like Him in the carrying-out of His will in your life.
CT Medieval Lit and Comp
Kanakuk Link Year
1 Timothy 4:12
My name is Hannah Cashen. My favorite class at TPS was probably Spanish 4 with Sr. Poortenga, but I've loved them all! I am headed to Cornell University in the fall to study Industrial and Labor Relations with possible minor in Spanish, Psychology, or Anthropology. Shoutout to every lovely teacher I've learned from and looked up to, and every student who has contributed to the encouraging and supportive environment that is TPS. And something random? Thanks to TPS, I can type faster than all my friends.
Favorite Class: AE Worldview in Film with Mr. Howat
Future Plans: Pursuing a career in film and computer technology
Something Random: I've always wanted to do a short skit/film on the hardships of TPSers in Australia - and the timezone differences. People need to know!
Favorite Class: Creative Writing with Ms. Gaines
Future Plans: In the fall, I will attend Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where I will major in English and minor in Art. After that, we will see where the Lord leads me
Shoutouts: I just want to give a shoutout to all of the teachers -- both current and past -- who have impacted my life through TPS over the past three years, in no particular order:
Ms. Gaines (English 3, which was a great first TPS class, and Creative Writing, my favorite subject by far);
Mr. Spotts (Koine Greek I and II, both of which have opened my eyes to the language of the original biblical text);
Mrs. Tittel (Photography, in which I intend to minor at college, and which has given me a chance to show people how I view the world);
Mr. Howat (the guinea pig class of Science Fiction/Fantasy Literature, maturing my love for fantasy and sci-fi lit);
Mr. Futoran (the BEST World History class );
Mrs. Neuman (Advanced Comp, which helped to give me a firm foundation for my essay writing);
Mrs. Williams (HS Geography, which helped me map out the world in which I live and helped update me on worldwide issues)
Thank you all for developing me into the person that I am today! I will be forever grateful.
Morgan "Rose" Shelor
Favorite Class: Spanish IV with Sr. Joel Poortenga
Future Plans: I'm going to East Carolina University as an EC Scholar. I will study nursing and minor in Spanish. I'm planning to go on a study abroad on Guatemala that combines volunteering in a health clinic and Spanish language study.
Favorite Verses/Shoutouts: A few of my favorite verses are Isaiah 35:5-6 "Then [when the Lord comes] the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert." Psalm 61: 2b-3 "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy."
I want to thank my Potter's School teachers, especially Mrs. Yost and Sr. Poortenga, for all their help this year in scholarship applications and recommendation letters. They were both amazing teachers, excited about their subjects. They took time to explain the subject if I didn't understand it and were encouraging throughout our years together.
Favorite class at TPS: such a hard question! I loved Constitutional Law, also Anatomy and Physiology, also AP Language, also US Military History, and also Early American Lit!
Future Plans: I'm going to Hillsdale College in Michigan, and I am so excited to get to actually see my classmates during class! I'll most likely study history and politics (maybe Arabic), and play basketball and tennis and fun and all that. After college, who knows what I'll do? I think it would be cool to work in a political activist group or in the government.
Random: To future seniors: don't give up! Even though applying to college and senior year is long and stressful and hard, the end is in sight. Just keep pushing on. You can do it! Your teachers understand. And thank you to all my teachers for preparing me for college and encouraging me with prayers and thoughtfulness, over my five years in TPS! That's one of the things I love the most about TPS: the teachers care about their students and check up on how they're doing. Thank you so much!
Favorite class at TPS: Surprisingly, I think chemistry with Mrs. Arney has been my favorite overall. I loved the subject, and Mrs. Arney was an amazing teacher. Even though science isn't my strong point, I had a blast in that class. Yeah, it was challenging. But it was worth it.
Future plans: I'm heading to a two-year school in town this fall, to get my generals done while I decide what I want to actually do with my life. I love English, literature, and government, so we will see where those interests lead. I'd very much like to transfer to Hillsdale College in Michigan after two years, but we'll see if that actually happens.
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: To Anna Goodling, Ashley Thain, Josiah Baxter, Justin Rose, and Coartney Freeland - I cannot tell you how thankful I am for you. You guys have been some of my closest friends through my high school years, and I am so, so grateful for that. You've been there when I've needed someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on. You've encouraged me in every area of my life. You've given me joy and strength when I had none. God has worked through you in more ways than you'll ever know. Thanks for that. ~Taeth/Marian/Bekah
Lydia Grace Turbeville
Fave Class: Graphic Design (Mr. Zehm's Adobe Creative Suites 5 class)
Future Plans: Anderson University (SC) in the fall, with a major in Art with a concentration in K-12 Education. Hope to pursue art therapy.
Random Fact: My most prized possessions are my record player (and vinyls), and my T.S. Eliot poetry book.
Encouraging Verse: "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." [Exodus 14:14 NIV]
Favorite class: AP World History w/ Mr. Mailand
Future Plans: I will be attending college at Patrick Henry College, most likely majoring in International Politics and Policy.
Verse: Hebrews 12:28-29 "Therefore, since we are recieving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptable with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire."
I would like to include info about the quiet and winsome Christopher Anderson- senior at Potters. Christopher has been on Potters for over 3 years. He has taken 4 yr of Latin, and previously earned a Magna Cum Laude in The National Latin Exam.
He has earned National merit finalist, National Society of High School scholars and Jericho Honor Society. He has tutored other students thru potters in Latin,, Math and Physics and regularly tutors his sister in math and Latin. He received academic scholarships at Patrick Henry College and Pensacola Christian College and God may be leading to Pensacola.
He serves regularly in the sound ministry at our church.
My name is Megan Eyre. I am a part of the first graduating class of
the Classical Track, and my favorite courses are Modern Literature
with Mrs. DeBra and Modern History with Mr. Mailand. I could never
pick just one favorite! After graduating at the end of May, I plan to
attend Liberty University for three years for a Bachelor's in
Psychology and then earn a Master's Degree in Journalism at
Göethe-Institüt in Frankfurt, Germany to become a sports journalist
there. The verse that motivated me through high school is Acts 20:24:
"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race
and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of
testifying to the gospel of God's grace".
Breanna (Bree) Glosson
Favorite class at TPS- Scifi/Fantasy literature
Future plans- to major in theater and education (getting certified to teach english, history, and theater). Any applications TPS? ;]
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself- Thanks to all the wonderful teachers, friends, and fellow students!! I could not have gotten this far without help from the amazing TPS community, and the Lord!
Favorite Class: AP English Language & Composition with Mrs. Troxell, hands down!
Future Plans: Attending IUPUI in Indianapolis to study Visual Communication Design.
Something about me: I love to swim, and I love biking anywhere I can. Photography is a strong passion of mine, as is reading interesting books. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at TPS, and it is bittersweet to graduate!
Favorite TPS class: Photography!
Future plans: Attending, Pensacola Christian College.
Random fact: I play the viola, piano, and harp!
Favorite class at TPS: This year's favorite class is Rhetoric II with Mr. Howat. My favorite class of all timewas Grammar Review (1st Semester) with Mrs. Meuser! In Grammar Review, I learned to love writing and grammar like I never had before, and I hope to carry that love of words with me for the rest of my life!
Future plans: I'm going to be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah this coming fall, and I plan to study Communication Disorders.
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: Thank you to all of my wonderful teachers who have guided me through my years at TPS. TPS has been a huge asset in my education, and I have been so blessed to be able to participate! A thousand times, thank you!
My name is Ethan Higa. I absolutely love Mrs. Troxell's AP English class, she made it one of the best English classes I've ever taken. Eventually I hope to be a missionary in Eastern Europe/Russia. To accomplish this I'm going to pursue intercultural studies and youth Ministry degrees at Grace College in Winona Lake IN. I also hope to work with SEND International.
If anything I would like to remind everyone that an apple tree is only an apple tree if it has apple tree leaves and apples. What I mean by this is those who say they are Christians ought to bear the fruits of Christianity, they should obviously be a Christian in the way they conduct themselves and pursue God with all their hearts. If we call ourselves Christians, than act like one. If we don't, it will be as obvious as a banana hanging in the middle of many apples. Christians are only Christians if they follow God with all their hearts, minds, and souls.
Favorite class at TPS: Photography with Mrs. Tittel and The Major Works of C. S. Lewis with Mrs. Neuman
Future plans: I plan to attend Baylor University this upcoming fall and study liberal arts.
Shoutout: Thanks to all my teachers and classmates from over the years, and thanks especially to my family (:
Favorite classes: AP World History with Mr.Mailand & Drawing with Mr.Zehm
Future plans: attending Winthrop University in SC, majoring in Photography
Shot out/ random about yourself: I love quotes, one of my favorites is, "to love is to risk not bing loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing."
Taylor Nicolle Sherman
Favorite class at TPS: HS Government 1: The Constitution (2nd Sem) S1 2011
Future plans: Attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in the fall. Major undecided, minoring in art.
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: Thank you to all the teachers I have had during my education at TPS! You have been an encouragement to me spiritually and academically.
Verse: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13: Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
Something random: I am a total health freak. I eat organic and for the past two months have eaten paleo. I have not eaten sugar for almost a year and a half. Additionally, I love working out.
I'm Emma Gulstine. I took 2 wonderful years of French at TPS. Madame S. is the best! I am planning on attending community college to get a nursing degree, and then pursuing a career as either a postpartum doula or a midwife. "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34....this verse carried me through many a stressful school week.
Favorite class at TPS- That's too hard, I've enjoyed all my classes. I took four years of High School science through TPS. Bio, Chem, Adv. Chem, and Physics. Physics with Dr. M was the PERFECT senior-year science, interesting, but not so intense that it took tons of time while you're trying to fill out college and scholarship applications, and keep up with everything else!
Future plans- Attend Liberty University in VA and study Nursing or Pre-Med while continuing Biblical studies and minoring in Spanish (in my ideal world ).
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself: Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. This verse has been a huge encouragement as I had NO IDEA where in the world I would end up for college. I applied to eight schools and was accepted into all of them, so I had to depend God's gradual yet ever-present guidance as I figured out how to eliminate schools.
I love reading, swimming, spending time with friends and family, music, science, dance, and just about a million other things...
Fav. class: AP Calculus!!!
Future plans: attending the University of Virginia next year, hopefully to study science or math.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: "Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Favorite Class: Sr. Poortenga's Spanish 4
Future Plans: Columbia University-Juilliard School Joint Degree Program
1 Corinthians 10:31
Going through the list, I loved the two English classes I took with Ms. Gaines, my Lit Survey class, and my AP World History class with Mr. Mailand (Yep, Adv Comp isn't on that list, haha).
Future plans... Well I will be going to Rose-Hulman in the fall. I'm majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in psychology. If that sounds like I know exactly what I want to do with my life, it's deceiving since I only finalized that in the past few weeks, and to be honest, I still don't quite know what mechanical engineering is. I'll find out. After college, I'd really like to know what God's plan is, but as I don't know that yet, we'll see.
You can probably deduce something about my personality simply from the fact that I'm sending this email on the day of the deadline, and while I am a bit of a procrastinator at times, in this instance I didn't want to write this email because I don't want to graduate yet. Lots of people I've talked to are really excited about graduation and finishing high school, etc., but I don't really understand that. High school's been amazing for me (in part because of TPS, but so many other factors also), so I'm very hesitant to leave it all behind, especially considering the uncertainty of the future.
Favorite class: Medieval, Reformation, and Renaissance, and Constitutional Law.
Future Plans: I am going to Jackson Hole Bible College for one year of Bible school, after that I plan to major in Ancient History at a college and enroll in Army ROTC.
Shout out: TPS is an awesome institution, I've learned a lot in my time here and encourage everyone to enjoy their time here at TPS, I would also like to send out a thank you to the teachers I had here at TPS. Thank you so much for teaching me, Mr. Crosby, Mr Futoran, and Mr. Myrick, you guys were great teachers, I really appreciated learning from you all.
Favorite class at TPS--Advanced Composition taught jointly by Mrs. Troxell and Miss Nusbaum
Future plans--To go through CollegePlus! and major in English
Shoutout/encouraging verse/something random about yourself--Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I am Samuel Marinov. I am from Houston, Texas. I am 17 years old and graduating this year. I've been with TPS for two years and have had seven different classes: Advanced Composition with Mrs. T, Basic Web Design 2 with Mr. Connor, Programming with C++ with Mr. Yonts, Economics with Mr. Rucker, British Lit with Mrs. Yost, AP Calc with Mrs. Crosby, and Study Skills with Mr. Frederick.
I'd have to say my favorite class has been Mr. Rucker's Econ, and no doubt about it. He is THE best teacher in TPS. His class is easy and fun while also very informative about the world of economics. He has entertaining way of explaining class material, and will often sing a song in class or imitate Star Wars characters like Yoda and Darth Vader (his imitation of Yoda is almost perfect). The reading, the Berlin paper, and the discussions in class are perhaps the most interesting part of the class (if you're wondering what the Berlin paper is, take the class and find out!).
After I graduate, I plan on attending a local community college to get all the liberal arts stuff out of the way. Then, I am planning on transferring to a Texas university to study computer science and/or computer engineering. In the meantime, I also plan on starting a business that will provide different computer services such as repair, technical help, and the like.
Some random facts about me:
- I am originally from Bulgaria. My whole family is from there. I was born there, and speak the language. My family and I still (mostly) talk to each other in Bulgarian.
- The computer craziness that infects all of us geeks...oh did I mention that already? I am a computer geek that will learn everything there is to any sort of computer or gadget there is.
- I love music. This may sound like an oxymoron considering that I am a computer geek, but I do love music. I've played violin for almost ten years now and still do. I played piano for some time (and in fact started playing it before violin), but dropped it later on. I can still play a few basic songs on the piano, but nothing too fancy.
- For some reason, I am crazy about airplanes. I don't know why, but I love them. I hope to become a private pilot and buy my own airplanes in the near future.
Favorite classes :Math and science classes have been my favorites, but without my English courses I would not be prepared for college writing.
Future plans: Attend engineering school focusing on computer engineering with minors in math and business.
Psalm 119:9: How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch on himself according to Your word conforming his life to it.
Thank you to all of my PS teachers who have answered my many questions and helped prepare me for college.Mackenzi Sherman
Favorite Class: Government I: The Constitution
Future Plans: Mackenzi's future plans include training this summer for the 2012 Junior National Team and competing in Bulgaria in August. She will attend LMU in the fall where she will major in Athletic Training.
Random info.: I am a three-time USRowing Southwest Junior Regional Champion (2012) and a member of the USRowing Junior National Team that placed 4th in the women's quadruple sculls at the 2011 FISA World Rowing Junior Championships in Eton, Great Britain.
One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 30:15 "In repentence and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength."
My favorite TPS class was Mr. Rucker's Economics 1 Class.
I plan to attend Concordia University Irvine and major in History and political thought. My current career plans are to become a criminal attorney.
Something random about me: I love to debate! It's awesome! You can check me out on speechranks.com