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2017 Senior Spotlight – Michael Ahrendsen

Michael Ahrendsen
Parents’ Name: Jan and Cory Ahrendsen
Hometown: Clutier
Birthday: Mar. 9, 1999
Favorite color: Green
Favorite TV show: Hogan’s Heroes
Favorite Movie: Varsity Blues
Favorite restaurant: Applebee’s
Favorite class: American History
Hobbies/Activities: Fishing and hunting
What is your favorite memory from high school? Winning state duals.
My biggest pet peeve is: Chewing with your mouth open.
Who are the most influential people in your life? Family and coaches
What will you miss most about high school? Friends and sports.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Farming
What is the best thing about being a senior? Early outs
What are your post-high school plans? Go to college and farm
Your best advice to underclassmen? Do your work.

2017 Senior Spotlight – Jackson Ollendieck

Jackson Ollendieck
Parents’ Name: Lonnie and Mindy Ollendieck
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Feb. 26, 1999
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite Movie: Benchwarmers
Favorite restaurant: Applebee’s
Favorite class: Any of Beck’s classes
Hobbies/Activities: Learning
What is your favorite memory from high school? Learning new things.
My biggest pet peeve is: Having to drive.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My family and Wes Powell
What will you miss most about high school? Wes Powell
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? At home helping on the farm.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Getting ready for college
What are your post-high school plans? Go to college at Iowa State.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Get a friend like Wes Powell.

2017 Senior Spotlight – Hallie Spore

Hallie Rebecca Spore
Parents’ Name: Chad and Heidi Spore
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Jun. 17, 1999
Favorite colors: Mustard yellow and lavender
Favorite TV shows: Park & Recreation, Criminal Minds, Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Favorite Movies: Anne of Green Gables and Pride & Prejudice
Favorite restaurants: Olive Garden and B-Bops
Favorite class: World Studies and Psychology
Hobbies/Activities: Drawing, writing, reading, painting, Group and Individual Speech, Fall Play, Spring Musical, Choir, Band, Jazz Band, NHS, First Robotics Competition, FFA, and Carolers
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? When I sprained my ankle at Homecoming while doing the Cotton-Eye Joe. It was awful!
What is your favorite memory from high school? My favorite memories have mostly been from the Fine Arts, particularly Carolers. My fellow Carolers are so fun, and we love traveling around the Cedar Valley to sing for people.
My biggest pet peeve is: When people mean to write “you’re” and spell it “your.”
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents. They continually show me how to work hard, have confidence, and love others.
What will you miss most about high school? I will miss my friends the most. It will be weird not seeing them every day.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? I see myself married with at least three biological children and one or more adopted. I plan to be a stay at home mom by that time, but I will probably go back to teaching when my children are older.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Enjoying all that high school has to offer while it lasts. I’ve branched out more and become more confident. People look up to me.
What are your post-high school plans? Attend Iowa State University and major in elementary education with an endorsement in either History or Spanish.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Do everything. You get really busy and sometimes it feels like your life is one big juggling act, but it’s so worth it. Also, seize the day. Each day is an opportunity to improve something. Smile as
much as you possibly can.

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