We are excited for our 2015 graduates! Every one of you has accomplished great things in your lives and are sure to go on to be even greater. Congratulations Class of 2015!

Enoch Carnahan
Enoch Carnahan

Enoch Carnahan

Greenville, South Carolina 

Graduating from: Greer Middle College Charter High School

Five things about me that I would like people to know:

  • I enjoy reading, drawing, music, and video games.
  • I compose music and write stories.
  • For my senior project, I created a graphic novel.
  • I enjoy working with young children.
  • I can be very tenacious to accomplish my goals.

Five things about my high school experience that I would like to share:

  • I volunteered two mornings per week at local elementary school as a teacher’s aid.
  • I earned 36 college dual credits.
  • I am a member of Beta Club and National Honor Society.
  • I am the recipient of Palmetto Fellow Scholarship.
  • I worked part-time at Chick-fil-A.

My plans following graduation:

I received a full academic scholarship to attend North Greenville University, where I will study education.

My long-term goals:

I plan to attend graduate school for further training to work in middle schools. In the summers, I will continue pursuing my writing. I hope to publish books for young people someday.

Brooks Ginnan
Brooks Ginnan

Brooks Ginnan

Albany, New York

Graduating from: Albany High School

Five things about me that I would like people to know:

  • I play guitar and violin.
  • I love to take photographs.
  • I compose music and song lyrics.
  • I run my own website (exiledmusicpress.com).
  • I love art museums, concerts and music festivals.

Five things about my high school experience that I would like to share:

  • I am a member of the National Honor Society.
  • I made Principal’s List every marking period in high school (at least 95 avg).
  • I am the Editor-in-Chief of school newspaper.
  • I worked for an inner city outreach program.
  • I am a worship leader for my church youth group.

My plans following graduation:

I plan to attend Biola University in Los Angeles, California with a Journalism and Integrated Media major.

My long-term goals:

I wish to combine my love of music, photography, and writing into a career.

Lindsey Higgins
Lindsey Higgins

Lindsey Higgins

Medina, Ohio

Graduating from: Medina High School

Five things about me that I would like people to know:

  • I am going to Cleveland State University.
  • I am looking to major in social work with a minor in criminal justice.
  • I am a counselor for a summer camp in Pennsylvania for kids with chronic skin disorders that I myself attended as a child. This camp inspired me to get into social work.
  • I love to sing and perform.
  • I love to go out with friends and spend time with my family.

Five things about my high school experience that I would like to share:

  • I am involved in several different choirs, including a competitive show choir.
  • I am graduating with honors.
  • I am a member of the National Honors Society.
  • I am receiving the Presidential Scholarship to Cleveland State University for my academic achievements.
  • I was involved in Girls Leadership Club as well as Key Club, both of which are volunteer organizations.

My plans following graduation:

I will attend Cleveland State University and major in social work with a minor in criminal justice.

My long term goals:

I want to work with at risk juveniles to show them that there are people out there that care about them and to help get their lives back on track. I want them to know that they can still create a bright future for themselves.

Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Salt Lake City, Utah

Graduating from: Murray High School

Five things about me that I would like people to know:

  • I love to play hockey.
  • I play a lot of video games.
  • I like to spend time with my family.
  • I am currently playing on a men’s hockey team with my brother and dad.
  • I drive an Audi just like my brother and dad.

Some things about my high school experience that I would like to share:

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  • I completed some concurrent enrollment classes via my high school and the Salt Lake Community College, along with some AP math.
  • I played varsity and JV hockey all 4 years of high school.

My plans following graduation:

I will be getting dental implants soon after graduation. Then, I am going to get a job for the summer. Next school year, I plan to attend Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

My long term goals:

I want to graduate from college and eventually find a good job.

Noah Miller
Noah Miller

Noah Miller

Manchester, Maryland 

Graduating from: Homeschooling

Five things about me that I would like people to know:

  • I love playing soccer.
  • My two brothers and I used to raise and show dairy goats.
  • My favorite food is Pizza Hut’s cheesy bread sticks.
  • I’d love to study abroad.
  • I first became involved in politics at age 5 when I wrote a letter inviting President George W. Bush to my birthday party.

Five things about my high school experience that I would like to share:

  • I served as a Student Page in the Maryland General Assembly.
  • People think that because I was homeschooled that I was done school by noon. The reality was that because I took 12 AP courses in addition to my home school oversight classes, I was often doing school until late in the evening.
  • I was very involved in 4-H and served as Mr. 4-H, member of 4-H State Council, 4-H All Star, and attended National 4-H Congress.
  • I volunteer as a small group leader for a local camp every summer.
  • I am probably more excited than most people about going away to college, since it will be my first time ever being in school!

My plans following graduation:

I will be attending The University of Maryland – College Park and am enrolled in the Smith School of Business, majoring in Finance. I am also in the University Honors Program. I’m considering a double major in Economics.

My long-term goals:

Following graduation, I would like to work on Wall Street and eventually go on to law school.

James Preston
James Preston

Paradise, South Australia

Graduating from: University of Adelaide, South Australia

Some things about me that I would like people to know:

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  • I love horses.
  • I like to play video games.
  • I have received a degree in Chemistry.

My long term goals:

I am looking for a job in my field right now, but I plan on being a research scientist.

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Alex Snegirev

Mt. Angel, Oregon

Graduating from: John F. Kennedy High School

Five things I like that I would like people to know:

  • guns
  • mud
  • trucks
  • good times
  • great friends

Something about my high school experience that I would like to share:

Alex Snegirev

Academics were challenging, but sports made it bearable.

My plans following graduation:

I plan to work hard and maybe go to college.

My long-term goals:

I want to get rich and have a family.

Kaitlyn Squibb
Kaitlyn Squibb

Kaitlyn Squibb

East Hampstead, NH

Graduating from: Pinkerton Academy

Things about me that I would like people to know:

  • I enjoy spending time with my friends and extended family members.
  • I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and baking.
  • I’m looking forward to the warmer weather so my family and I can go to the beach and have cookouts in our backyard.

Things about my high school experience that I would like to share:

I have learned so much and truly loved the people I have met and places that I have been over the past four years. School was not always easy, because of the challenges I faced.

Through hard work and determination, I earned honors or high honors every term and was accepted into the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society. I was elected vice-president of a “big-brother big-sister” like program at our school and have enjoyed visiting my little buddy every month for the past three years. I was also fortunate enough to attain an internship with the HR Department of a facilities management company and have appreciated the experience and skills that I have developed over the past year through it.

Although I didn’t entirely love the early morning bus rides or stressful exams, I appreciate my high school experience and am proud of what I have been able to achieve.

My plans following graduation:

After graduation, I will continue my internship through the summer and in the fall I will be attending the University of New Hampshire. I plan to pursue a degree in psychology and business.


My long-term goals:

My hope is to use my education and training to work with children or families in the future.

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