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Memorial Day Tribute to Salute Area Veterans

The Progress Review’s annual salute to veterans will be published in the May 20, 2015, edition. Readers are invited to submit a photo for publication in this upcoming Memorial Day Tribute featuring active, retired and deceased members of the branches of the United States Armed Forces. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 13. In addition to a photo, please include the veteran’s name, branch of service and years served (if known). Submissions may be dropped off at The Progress Review’s office located at 213 Main Street, or sent via e-mail to: news@theprogressreview.co
PLEASE NOTE: Photos published in the 2014 Memorial Day Tribute will automatically be included in this year’s tribute.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Nelia Bechkalo

Guardians’ Name: Amy Jo and David Wrobel
Hometown: Dysart
Birthday: December 22, 1997
My favorite colors: Yellow, purple and pink
My favorite movie: Another Woman
My favorite classes: Chorus, Composition and American History
Hobbies/Activities: Dancing and singing
What is your favorite memory from high school? My first day at school as an exchange student.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents.
What will you miss most about high school? My friends
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? A successful woman who has a good family and a good job.
What are your post-high school plans? Enter the university.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Be positive every day and have a good mood, work hard and have fun.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Morgan Phillips

Parents’ Name: Ron and Millie Phillips
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Birthday: October 31, 1996
My favorite color: Purple
My favorite TV show: Dexter
My favorite movie: American Sniper
My favorite class: Anatomy
Hobbies/Activities: Soccer
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? Riding around on a tricycle with a hot dog in my mouth in front of the whole school for a pep-assembly.
What is your favorite memory from high school? State soccer my freshman year.
My biggest pet peeve is: Negative people
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents
What will you miss most about high school? My friends and sports.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? A career as a medical examiner with a happy family.
What is the best thing about being a senior? My triple late-in twice a week.
What are your post-high school plans? Attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to major in biology with a minor in Forensic Science.
Your best advice to underclassmen? Get involved, keep your grades up, enjoy your classmates, and be thankful.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Brock Barnhart

Parents’ Name: Shawn and Corinne Barnhart
Hometown: Rockford, Illinois
Birthday: October 17, 1996
My favorite color: Red
My favorite movie: 300
My favorite restaurant: Hu-Hot
My favorite class: Shop
Hobbies/Activities: Wrestling
What is your favorite memory from high school? Going to state duals.
Who is the most influential person in your life? My dad
What will you miss most about high school? Seeing friends every day.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Your point is invalid.
What are your post-high school plans? Go to Hawkeye Community College for Police Science.

2015 Senior Spotlight: Brady Driscol

Parents’ Name: Laurie and Robert Driscol
Hometown: La Porte City
Birthday: December 15, 1996
My favorite color: Green
My favorite TV show: Friends
My favorite movie: All Will Ferrell movies
My favorite restaurant: Mall Chinese
My favorite class: Anything with Wambold
Hobbies/Activities: Baseball, basketball, football, and track
What is your most embarrassing moment from high school? Getting juked out by Eric Vaughn in football practice.
What is your favorite memory from high school? Having no injuries and playing sports.
My biggest pet peeve is: People who walk super slow in the hallway.
Who are the most influential people in your life? My parents.
What will you miss most about high school? Playing all the sports with my friends.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Having a family and a job.
What is the best thing about being a senior? Being the leader of the school and sports teams.
What are your post-high school plans? College
Your best advice to underclassmen? Get work done early.

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