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2017 Senior Spotlight: Zach Winkelpleck

Parents’ Name: Jon and Suzanne Winkelpleck
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: Apr. 21, 1999
Favorite color: Red
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite Movie: The Book of Eli
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite class: Lit & Media
Hobbies/Activities: Swimming, band, and helping on the farm.
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Buzz-cutting my hair freshman year (thinking it would look good).
What is your favorite memory from high school? Roasting Mrs. Kvale.
My biggest pet peeve is: Loud eating.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents.
What will you miss most about high school? Being around all the people I grew up with.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Enjoying life with my family.
What is the best thing about being a senior? The opportunity to leave your mark on the school..
What are your post-high school plans? Majoring in Ag Studies at ISU, then come home, get married, continue farming in the family operation, and settle down.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Grades always come first, but be involved and engaged in something.

Annual Green Scene Plant Sale is May 13

The 41st Annual Green Scene Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 9 AM-Noon, at The Agriculture Building on the Cattle Congress Grounds, 257 Ansborough Ave. in Waterloo. Admission is free.
The plant sale offers proven perennials in addition to new varieties. Plants include: daylilies, hosta, ornamental grasses, vines, groundcovers, houseplants, herbs, small shrubs and domestic wildflowers. Old favorites and new varieties such as agastache ‘Silver Blue’, coreopsis ‘Leading Lady Charlize’, and nepeta “Six Hills Gold’ will be offered, subject to greenhouse supply. The 2017 hosta of the year ‘Brother Stefan’, plus ‘School Mouse’ and ‘Blueberry Muffin’ are among those that will be offered, while supplies last.
Labeled plants can be donated by, dropping them off at the sale bam May 8-11 starting at 10 AM. Please label bags of plants with variety and color if possible. Our volunteers are happy to dig and/or pick up plants from gardens in Black Hawk County. Please call Brian (319·269-2549) to schedule a collection date for your plants.
Volunteers are needed during the week from 10 AM-7 PM to pot, water, label, dig and haul plants. In addition, volunteers are needed during the sale to work as cashiers, assistants at tables, and helping customers. Call Yvonne (319-404·8791) to volunteer.
For more information, please visit Facebook at: Green Scene of Black Hawk County.

2017 Senior Spotlight: Lauren Frost

Parents’ Name: Greg and Rachelle Frost
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: May 23, 1999
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Movie: Walk The Line
Favorite class: Any art class.
Hobbies/Activities: Drawing and listening to music.
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Dropping a 60 lb. weight on my finger.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Drawing class, senior year..
My biggest pet peeve is: Overwhelming background noise.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents.
What will you miss most about high school? My friends and art class.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Happy, healthy, and married with two kids.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Graduating early and having more electives.
What are your post-high school plans? I want to go to college and become a nurse.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Stay on top of your homework.

2017 Senior Spotlight: Allan Bergom

Parents’ Name: Kim Gill and Scott Bergom
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: Oct. 1, 1998
Favorite color: Black
Favorite TV show: My Name Is Earl
Favorite Movie: Beyond The Law
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite class: Woodworking
Hobbies/Activities: Video games
What is your most embarrassing moment at Union High School? Going to the wrong class freshman year.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Leaving.
My biggest pet peeve is: Hipsters.
Who are the most influential people in your life? Nathan LeRoy.
What is the best thing about being a senior? I’m almost done.
What are your post-high school plans? Truck driving.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Don’t stress every little thing.

ASPIRE: Trotting Toward the Future

ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program (TRP) is hosting the 17th Anniversary of “Trotting Towards the Future.” This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 6, at the Isle Casino Hotel, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd., Waterloo. The doors open at 6 PM. Proceeds of this event will help raise money for riders’ scholarships.
Come enjoy silent and live auctions, a tasty hors d’oeuvres buffet, and live music brought to you by Milk and Honey!
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities who can benefit physically, emotionally, and cognitively through animal-assisted activities, primarily through interaction with horses. For more information visit www.aspiretrp.org

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