Category: Senior Spotlights

2019 Senior Spotlight – Anthony Redman

Parents’ Name: Dave and Annette Redman
Hometown: Waterloo
Birthday: Jul. 17, 2001
Favorite TV show: Archer
Favorite Movie: Enemy at the Gates
Favorite restaurant: Pablo’s CF
Favorite class: Any of Mr. Bostian’s classes
What is your favorite year of high school and why? Sophomore year when there was still cool people left.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Graduating early.
My biggest pet peeve is: Having to wake up at 7:45 for the
last 13 years of my life.
What will you miss most about high school? Still thinking.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Having absolutely no one telling me what to do.

2019 Senior Spotlight – Zeke Seuser

Parents’ Name: Chad and Stephanie Seuser
Hometown: Buckingham
Birthday: Sep. 11, 2001
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite Movie: Us
Favorite restaurant: Pancheros
Favorite class: Psychology with Mr. Wigg
Hobbies/Activities: Fine Arts, Robotics, and Service Projects
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? When I forgot to lock the bathroom door by Frau’s room and someone walked in on me.
What is your favorite year of high school and why? Freshman year because it was very low stakes and people don’t expect a lot out of you.
What is your favorite memory from high school? 2017 Large Group Contest
My biggest pet peeve is: People chewing loudly.
What will you miss most about high school? All the extra-curricular activities that I’ve been a part of throughout high school.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Finally being able to graduate from Onion High.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Iowa State to double major in Advertising and Journalism & Mass Communications.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Don’t make fun of someone just because they’re different than you. Maturity is key.

2019 Senior Spotlight – Claire Thoma

Parents’ Name: Diane and Dave Thoma
Hometown: Jesup
Birthday: May 19, 2000
Favorite TV show: Parks and Recreation
Favorite Movie: Deadpool
Favorite restaurant: My Mom’s cooking
Favorite class: Choir
Hobbies/Activities: Singing, acting, sleeping, reading, and watching Netflix.
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? When I was trying to take a nap on the couch backstage and the football team came in to have a pep talk. I was behind the curtains.
What is your favorite year of high school and why? Senior year, it’s the shortest.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Libby
My biggest pet peeve is: Being ghosted–it is spooky.
What will you miss most about high school? Musical.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Doing nothing.
What are your post-high school plans? Therapy.

2019 Senior Spotlight – Jenna Steinlage

Parents’ Name: Steve and Cindy Steinlage
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Jul. 5, 2001
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden
Favorite class: Psychology
Hobbies/Activities: Horseback riding, listening to music, hanging out with friends.
What is your favorite year of high school and why? Senior year-early release and college classes completed.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Having the freedom to do what I want and help progress my future.
My biggest pet peeve is: Slow walkers in the hallway.
What will you miss most about high school? Being close to home.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Sleeping in and leaving early.
What are your post-high school plans? Attend Creighton University majoring in Psychology.
Your best advice to underclassmen? People who mind don’t matter and people who matter don’t mind.

2019 Senior Spotlight – Autumn R. Watley

Parents’ Name: Aaron Watley
Hometown: Waterloo
Birthday: Feb. 6, 2001
Favorite TV show: Steven Universe
Favorite Movies: Goofy Movie, Mulan
Favorite restaurants: HuHot, Panda Express, Pancheros
Favorite classes: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Choir, Personal Finance, Consumer Math
Hobbies/Activities: Drawing, writing, stories, poetry, photography, playing guitar, cooking, crochet, Interior Design
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? None. Well, maybe getting lost.
What is your favorite year of high school and why? Senior year. Freedom.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Having a teacher that realized how hard my life was and he helped me grow as my life grew harder.
What will you miss most about high school? The connections I made with teachers and peers that helped me through hard times.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Knowing that it’s okay to let go on your last year but hold on to the important things.
What are your post-high school plans? Work the spring/summer and vacation!
Your best advice to underclassmen? Learning isn’t lame. It can save your life sometimes. And it will benefit you at the moment you need it most. So keep your head up and keep pushing through, ask for help, have patience and always try your best.

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