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2017 Vacation Bible School: Passport to Peru

La Porte City area churches welcome children to the 2017 community-wide Vacation Bible School.
“Passport to Peru” will take place July 16-20, 2017. The event is being organized by American Lutheran Church, Heartland Community Church, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Heartland Community Church will be the site host this year.
All children ages 3 years old through completion of 5th grade are invited to attend. Older children and adults are welcome as helpers.
Mark your calendars now, and watch for more information on this exciting, Bible-centered adventure to another land!

2017 Senior Spotlight – Samuel L. Johnson

Samuel L. Johnson
Parents’ Name: Jason and Candy Johnson
Hometown: Buckingham
Birthday: Aug. 21, 1998
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries
Favorite Movie: Mean Girls
Favorite restaurant: Red Lobster
Favorite class: Any class with Kvale
Hobbies/Activities: Fishing
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Falling at a basketball game.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Homecoming 2015
My biggest pet peeve is: When people say stupid things.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? With a nice car and a nice bike.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Not having to go to study hall.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to the University of Iowa.

2017 Senior Spotlight – Grant Hill

Grant Hill
Parents’ Name: David and Tanya Hill
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Nov. 6, 1998
Favorite color: Dark blue
Favorite TV show: Lost
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite restaurant: Pizza Ranch
Favorite class: Ag classes
Hobbies/Activities: Working with technology
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? When I fell face first in the hallway.
What is your favorite memory from high school? When school was cancelled.
My biggest pet peeve is: Annoying people.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.
What will you miss most about high school? Seeing friends.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? I will be a rich and influential person.
What is the best thing about being a senior? You are more experienced than everyone else.
What are your post-high school plans? To get a good job or go to college.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Try your hardest and get involved in activities.

2017 Senior Spotlight – Leah Walker

Leah Walker
Parents’ Name: Bridget and Terry Walker
Hometown: Waterloo
Birthday: Oct. 10, 1998
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
Favorite restaurant: Noodles and Company
Favorite class: Art classes
Hobbies/Activities: Tennis
Who are the most influential people in your life? My mom.
What will you miss most about high school? Seeing my friends.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Double late in.
What are your post-high school plans? Going to Hawkeye Community College for my gen eds.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Don’t slack off.

2017 Senior Spotlight – Mason A. Pelke

Mason A. Pelke
Parents’ Name: Jennifer and Johnnie Morris
Hometown: Garrison
Birthday: Jan. 3, 1999
Favorite color: Red
Favorite TV show: Leverage
Favorite Movie: When the Game Stands Tall
Favorite restaurant: McDonald’s
Favorite class: Math
Hobbies/Activities: Football, basketball, track, choir, Show Choir, All-State Choir
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Whenever I say something that doesn’t relate to the topic of what my friends are talking about.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Giving speeches to the football team.
My biggest pet peeve is: People saying not to do whatever I am doing and they do it themselves.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My friends from sports, my teachers, my coaches, and most importantly my family.
What will you miss most about high school? Hanging out with my friends in classes and at events I’m in.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Teaching and coaching students at Union.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Not having to take MAP tests and Iowa Assessments.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to college for physical education.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Always be involved. You have to make the best of everything you do, whether it’s football, wrestling, cross country, volleyball, band, or choir, etc. And for those of you that are in football, play and work hard until you can’t breathe.

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