Bonney Lake seniors to be honored at school’s commons

Teachers nominated students, staff voted on final recipients

Herald News ServicesMay 28, 2014 

The Sumner School District will honor 11 Bonney Lake High School seniors as part of the annual Senior Showcase at 7 p.m. on May 28 at the Bonney Lake High School commons.

Seniors were nominated by teachers for their accomplishments in academics, athletics and activities. Nominations also went to students who overcame hardships to achieve success. The school staff then voted on final recipients.

The Class of 2014 recipients are as follows:

Wylie Thomas is a leader in the BLHS freshmen mentoring program and a member of Core Leadership with countless responsibilities. Staff said he is a peer tutor and always helping others. Staff describe him as “unfailingly pleasant, polite” and as having a great work ethic.

Brian Grob ranks at the top of his graduating class with a 4.0 GPA. He takes Advanced Placement classes and plays two varsity sports. Grob is the recipient of the Heart of the Panther Award and has been the boys tennis team captain for the past two seasons. This past year, Grob became an Eagle Scout after many hours of community volunteering.

Ryan Chapman’s father was killed when Chapman was quite young. Despite this hardship, he is “consistently positive, respectful, helpful, smart” and hard-working, according to school staff. Chapman has been accepted at Washington State University.

Colton Tracy has been the wrestling team captain since his sophomore year. Staff said he leads by example, with humility and passion. His course load has included Advanced Placement and honors classes. Tracy is an Eagle Scout and a leader at his church.

Chili Sabin will graduate from BLHS with an associate’s degree through the Running Start program. He is an Eagle Scout and is ranked as one of the top 25 182-pound wrestlers in the country.

Hanna Anderson has been a member of the BLHS National Honor Society for the past three years and serves as its vice president. Staff said Anderson possesses “a solid academic record” and has completed eight Advanced Placement classes. Anderson is described by staff as a “dedicated athlete and an outstanding musician who enjoys serving others in and out of school.”

Cheyenne Peltier has a 4.0 GPA. She is president of the Humanitarian Club and the Key Club. Peltier has been a member of the BLHS National Honor Society for the past two years and serves as the club president.

Jake Curtis has been in the BLHS National Honor Society since his sophomore year and serves as club treasurer. Curtis earned a letter as part of the varsity boys’ cross-country team. Curtis is ASB vice president, and staff describe him as a “prominent role model” for the student body.

Molly Rayl has won many regional awards related to the arts. School staff said she has overcome adversity, which has given her perseverance and strength. Rayl has completed honors and Advanced Placement courses.

Makenna Taylor participates in drill team and is the ASB president. Staff said Taylor is a servant leader with exemplary dedication and a strong work ethic.

Lindsey Hanbidge is the high school’s top senior in mathematics and is “very hard working,” according to staff. In addition, Hanbidge is involved in athletics and clubs. Hanbidge, according to staff, “exudes the culture of BLHS.”

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