Favorite Song and Artist
4. Falling in Reverse-EDEN
My name is Gilbert Alvarado Aguilar and I’m currently a senior in Wood River Rural High School. I’m the oldest of four and there isn’t much I like or like to talk about. I’m not a big fan of writing especially if it’s about me but I am a big fan of music and technology, just not singing which is why I’m not in choir. After high school, I’m thinking about going to CCC in Grand Island to learn more about technology specifically about coding. After that, I don’t really know what else. I just go with the flow since I’m not much of a planner whatever happens happens I guess.
Favorite Song and Artist
1. Lost-The Eden Project
4. Falling in Reverse-EDEN
My name is Rachel Cooper, I am the daughter of Rod and Jamy Cooper. I have five siblings, three older and two younger. In the past 4 years, I have participated in Art Club, Choir, Show Choir, Cheerleading, Color Guard, FBLA, One-Act, Spanish Club, and Speech. I am also currently the president of Letter Club and Design Manager for Journalism. I have been in 2 musicals and I am currently assistant director of the upcoming spring musical. I am the co-founder and president of the Wood River Days for Girls Chapter, where we help create a more free, dignified, and educated world by providing lasting access to feminine hygiene solutions and health education. After I graduate, I will be moving to Omaha in June to attend Metropolitan Community College and then transfer to UNO to major in biochemistry or animal science and minor in American Sign Language. My future goals are to become a Days for Girls ambassador, own a nice farm, and possibly move to Maine.
Movie: Step Brothers
Tv show: Bob’s Burgers
Color: White or pastel blue
Book: A Solitary Blue
Food: Pad Thai
Drink: Vanilla iced coffee
Song: Careless Whisper by George Michael
Class: Journalism or Anatomy & Physiology
My name is Bailey Landanger and I am currently a senior at Wood River Rural High School. My parents are JJ Landanger and Janelle Landanger and I have a stepmom Corrine Jarecke-Landanger, and a stepdad Brian Bangs. In my family I have one brother, Noah, as well as five stepbrothers, Marion, Kendrick, Greysen, Jonathan, and Jacob. In my free time outside of school I enjoy playing, watching, and talking about sports, especially football and basketball. Other things I enjoy doing are hanging out with friends, traveling, and watching tons and tons of movies. After high school, I plan on attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and getting a degree in business while also pursuing my love for sports radio. My dream job I’ve had ever since middle school would be to work on a sports radio show where I can talk about sports and share my opinion all day long with others who share the same love for the world of sports. One thing I will miss most about high school is getting to see my friends every single day.
Hello there! I am Brendan Wynn and I’m a senior at Wood River High School. My parents are Brenda and Josh Wynn. I also have three siblings, Joshua, Braden (6th grader), and Jaden (3rd grade) Wynn. I work every day after school and enjoy hunting, fishing, and my Dodge Cummins. Upon graduating high school, I plan on attending CCC in Hastings to double major in advanced manufacturing, and Drafting/ Design Technology.
Hello! My name is John Thorp, and I am currently a senior at Wood River. I am the son of Todd and Michelle Thorp, and we live on a farm south of Wood River. I am the oldest of three children. My sister Lauren is a sophomore, and my brother Wyatt is an 8th grader. Instead of sports and other school activities, hard work has been my calling. For the last 5 years I have been gradually expanding my cow herd that my dad generously helped me start. I have also invested into the hay industry by purchasing a small square baler to put up hay with. After a few years, I was able to upgrade to a new baler. Last year was my most productive year, being that the help and I put up over 2000 small square grass bales. I then market this hay to buyers through the winter months, along with offering delivery. Additionally, I have entered into my first farm ground lease for the 2018 crop year and be playing in my own dirt this season. After I graduate high school I will pursue a degree in diesel technology and business management at Hastings CCC. During all of this schooling I plan to continue my haying operation, keep feeding the ladies, and work towards acquiring more acres to farm. In good time, I will marry my high school sweetheart and we will start our family together in Wood River.
Hi, I’m Sam Thienel. I am 18 years old and the daughter of Sherri and Tim Thienel. I was born and raised in Wood River with my two sisters, Jessica who is 23 and Nicole who is 21. I have been in show choir and choir for four years. I’m also in NHS, Spanish Club, FBLA, and Days for Girls. My future plans are to attend CCC Grand Island for two years to get an associates degree in something and hopefully figure out what I want to do with my life. After I graduate from CCC I might go on to a four year school to get a bachelor's degree or find a job right after I graduate from CCC.
Hello my name is Madison Thesenvitz, I am currently a senior at Wood River High School. I am the daughter of Scott and Lori Thesenvitz, my family includes my sister Kaitlyn Thesenvitz who is currently attending NCTA and my brother Jace Thesenvitz who is a 1st grader. I am involved in FFA, FBLA, NHS, Spanish Club, Close-Up, Leader In Me, 4-H, and 4-H Council. After graduating high school I plan on attending Wayne State College as a RHOP student in the Pre-Radiography program. Following the two year Pre-Radiography program I will attend University of Nebraska Medical Center for another two years and graduate with my Bachelor Degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences. Upon completion of my degree I plan on advancing my career in the field of sonography and receive my Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. After all of my education is finished I hope to find a job in the tri-cities, settle down with the man of my dreams, and raise a family.
I am Paxton Stubbs and this is my first and will be my last year at Wood River. Wendy and Scott Stubbs are my parents and I have one younger sister named Mackenzie. I also have a nephew named Xavier and a chihuahua named Coco. My hobbies are playing basketball, driving cars, hunting, and fishing. My favorite memory at this school was during the Cross Country supper at Gideon’s when we played ultimate frisbee. After I graduate, I plan to go to college at UNK to get a physical education degree and to coach sports later on.
Hi I’m Halle Lynn Sidak, a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am the daughter of Joy Roder and Troy Sidak. I have three siblings, Hannah (16), Kobe (12), and Kaden (6). I’m an O’neill native, but moved here during my freshman year. Next fall I will be attending Midland University in Fremont to major in nursing. I will also be involved with the fine arts.
Throughout my high school career, I’ve been involved with numerous activities. I’ve been in FFA all four years. The first year our chapter was a Co-op with Broken Bow. In 2015, I was apart of the birth of Wood Rivers very own chapter. I have been the chapter reporter for the three consecutive years it has been active. I have been on the speech team for all four years, and last year I made it to state in poetry. I have also been part of the One Act plays, while receiving lead roles each year. I am also in letter club, band, choir, all school-play, and the all-school musical.
Other Fun Facts
I taught myself how to play the guitar around 3 years ago and it’s something that I’m very proud of. Apon teaching myself how to play, I have performed in the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln last year, and this year, along with a couple banquets and a wedding. I LOVE COWS, this obsession spurred from being raised in a ranching family. I enjoy doing various activities in my free time, some of them being hunting, fishing, working on cars and on the ranch.
Movie: 8 Seconds
Tv Show: Jericho
Hobbies: Playing guitar and traveling
Quote: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11
Hi, my name is Andrea Rojas and I am a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am the daughter of Laura Rojas and have an older sister, Hilaria, and a younger more adorable sister, Amelia. I have participated in FBLA, Student Council, and Show Choir and am currently involved in Journalism where I am one of two Photography Managers. When i’m not in school I am working at the local Subway as a senior Sandwich Artist. Currently i’m not entirely sure what i’m doing with my life, I kinda just hope to marry Harry Styles and move to England but if that doesn't work out I’ll settle for college. I plan on going to CCC in Grand Island to start and then attend UNK to major in sociology and criminology. After that I hope to become a social worker.
I met Raven Symone once. It has been the highlight of my existence ever since.
My name is Mariana Rodriguez (aka Mar) and I am a senior at Wood River High School. I'm the daughter of Irene and Jose Rodriguez. I have three siblings which include Jorge, Jazmine, and Victor Rodriguez. I have pretty much lived in Wood River my whole life. Throughout high school, I have been on the honor roll. I'm still undecided on my college plans.
Throughout high school, I've been involved in numerous activities and clubs. I have been in Show Choir, Choir, Speech, One Act, Student Council, The Musical, Fbla, Spanish Club, and Letter Club. In addition, I'm also involved with track.
Singing is my passion. I have been very involved in music by doing Choir, Show Choir, and Musicals throughout high school. I sing the national anthem for volleyball and basketball games, along with wrestling meets. I was selected to go to Doane Honor Choir in January and had so much fun. I received the lead role of Belle in this year's musical: “Beauty and the Beast”. My freshman year, I was a lead in “Annie” and received the role of Molly. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, you'll find me singing to just about anything.
Harvest of Harmony
I was chosen by my school to represent Wood River at Harvest of Harmony by being one of 28 girls to be a contestant at the pageant. This pageant started on Friday morning and that night was the pageant. I went through an interview with some judges. I learned a bit about the girls and did some fun activities with them. We then had to practice how we were going to walk across the stage during the pageant later that night. The next day during the parade, each one of us got to ride in a car and mine was mint. All in all, it was such a great experience and it was an awesome feeling knowing I got to represent my school!
Hello my name is Helida Rodriguez I attend Wood River High School. I am the daughter of Ofelia and Manuel Rodriguez, my siblings are Brenda and Jesus Rodriguez. I was born In México Guanajuato. I am currently an employee at the local Dollar General. I plan on attending CCC in Grand Island to get my general education so I can get them out of the way because I am undecided.
The students in Mrs. Adelman's Yearbook class have been hard at work preparing submissions for the NSAA State Journalism Competition. Students can enter in up to three of the twenty-five events offered that range from photography to writing to design to broadcasting and more. While most of the entries will be published in the yearbook and available for public view, a few of them won't be. Therefore, I'd like to share those entries here so the community can see the effort and creativity they've put forth.
Maria Johnson's Advertisement Submission
Samantha Moss's Advertisement Submission
Allison Moss's Editorial Cartoon Submission
Dulce Garcia's Editorial Cartoon Submission
Maria Johnson's Photo Illustration Submission
I am Alex Rodenbaugh, my parents are Adam and Desiree Rodenbaugh. I have two brothers, one older brother named Jacob and a younger brother named Damon. I've participated in football, basketball, and track. I received an all state honorable mention in two different newspapers for football. My plans after high school are to find a decent job, find a woman to marry, and start a family with. I also hope to fight a bear one day, it would either be a great story or an amazing way to die.
Hi my name is Zoe Reineke. I am a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am involved in the art club, art, and choir. I have been involved in helping with our local nursing home since I was very young. I have been highly involved in painting the sets for the play and doing makeup since I was a sophomore. Next year I plan to attend Xenon in Grand Island to become an esthetician and cosmetologist, then further my training in special effects makeup at a bigger school. After college I hope to start up my own salon somewhere in Nebraska.
Hi, my name is Abbie Lynn Philmalee and I am currently a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am the daughter of Rick and Liane Philmalee and older sister of Sara Philmalee (6th grader). We have two rambunctious, loving labs, one grumpy Siamese, and one quiet hedgehog. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing with all sorts of animals, creating projects from Pinterest, and hunting. Throughout high school I have been involved in many activities such as volleyball, basketball, FBLA, FFA, National Honors Society, Letter Club, Leader in Me, Close-Up, Spanish Club, and the Spring Play as stage manager. Currently, I am the secretary for both Letter Club and my senior class, as well as treasurer and chairwoman for the Growing Leaders committee in my local FFA chapter. Last year, I had the opportunity to be apart of the Youth Leadership Tomorrow (YLT), and I graduated this program in June of 2017 as part of Class #20.
Upon graduating high school, I plan on attending the University of Nebraska Lincoln and majoring in animal science while taking pre-vet requisite courses and specializing in equine sciences. After completing my four year degree, I plan on applying to as many Accredited Veterinary Colleges as I can in order to pursue my passion and lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.
T.V. Show - Grey’s Anatomy
Color - Purple
Sport - Basketball
Quote - “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” - Luke 1:37
Movie - A Walk to Remember or The Longest Ride
Food - Steak and Portuguese bread
Hobby - Hunting
My name is MaKenzie Peters and I am currently a senior at Wood River High School. I am the daughter of Steve and Lori Peters, and we live outside of Wood River on a farm. We have two horses, some ducks and chickens, and four dogs. I have two brothers Kaden (sophomore), and Kevan (8th grader), and I also have a sister Macie (6th grader). I will have been involved in volleyball, basketball, and track for all four years of high school. I am also a member of the letter club, art club, Leader In Me, and Close-Up. I am also the president of National Honor Society, and my senior class. I enjoy doing art, and learning how to do different styles of calligraphy and hand lettering.
After graduating high school I plan on attending Hastings College to major in Nursing. In four years, I will acquire from Hastings College both a degree in health systems, and a degree from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
I also plan on participating on the Women’s track and field team, to further extend my throwing career.
Food- Mexican food, or steak and mashed potatoes
Restaurant- Chances “R” and El Jalapeño
T.V. Show- Grey’s Anatomy
Athlete- Michelle Carter
Ice cream flavor- Mint Chocolate Chip
What is your full name? MaKenzie Renae Peters
When is your birthday? May 8, 2000
What is your eye color? Blue
How tall are you? 5’8”
After high school I plan to go to college at CCC in Hastings. I plan to go to college to pursue a degree as an electrician. I want to be an electrician because if I want to go back to the family farm I can. If I don't want to go back to the family farm, I can work as an electrician. Being an electrician doesn't limit my choices in jobs and that is one reason I am going to college to be one.
My name is Alec Ogden and I am a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am from a pretty big family that consists of seven. I have two older sisters, a twin brother, and a younger sister. We live on our family farm, where I help my dad. After high school I plan on going to UNL and majoring in Agronomy. I plan on coming back occasionally on the weekends to help my dad farm. Eventually after college, I plan to slowly start taking over the family farm.
Hello, I am Samantha Moss and I am a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I plan on attending UNK in the fall and majoring in Interior Design.
My parents are Scott and Tracy Moss and my sisters are Jessica and Allison. I am the mom of my pupper Hudson and have four other dogs as well. My family and pets will always be a big part of my life.
Hobbies & Activities
Throughout high school I have been involved in the All-School Play, Art club, Cheerleading, Choir, Dance Team, FBLA, Journalism, Letter club, the Musical, National Honor Society, Show Choir, and the Student Council. Outside of school I was a part of the Youth Leadership Tomorrow program, was a Girls State delegate, and am a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Hello! I am Allison Moss. I am the daughter of Scott and Tracy Moss. Throughout my high school career I have loved being in Art Club, FBLA, Choir, Show Choir, National Honors Society, All-School Play, Musical, and Journalism. I love hanging out with my friends, cuddling with my dog Cash, and watching Netflix.
Since kindergarten I have always gone to school in Wood River. After I graduate, I plan on attending UNK with an undecided major. I hope to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in a field that I will love working in.
My name is Gabrielle Luehr, and I am currently a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am the third of five children born and raised on a farm in rural Wood River. My father, Dean, is a farmer and my mother, Rebecca, is a physical therapist. I have been blessed with two older sisters and two younger brothers. Madeline, the oldest, is 20 and recently married and living in town while continuing to attend Concordia University. Samantha, the second, is currently 19 and attending Concordia University in Seward as well. Gideon, my younger brother, is 15 and a sophomore at Wood River, and Joshua, the baby of the family, is 11 and a sixth grader. I am active in a multitude of extracurricular activities including: FBLA, FCA, NHS, All School Play, Letter Club, Close-Up, Leader in Me, tutor, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Band, Speech and One Act. My future plans include attending Concordia University and majoring in Exercise Science while pursuing a Physical Therapy degree. My ultimate goal would be to be a Pediatric Therapist and work with children that have developed or been born with physical disabilities or slow motor skills. I want to be able to help them so that they can have successful adult lives without physical limitations. While at Concordia I plan on being a double sport athlete playing basketball and throwing the shot put. Ultimately, I wish to glorify my Lord and Savior through my life and seek to find His will for me. During rare free time, I enjoy swimming, dancing, riding four wheelers, playing with kids, watching movies and listening to loud music.
My name is Cade Ludwig, I'm involved in FBLA, Football, National Honors Society, Leader in
me, and Basketball. The past two years I have been a captain on the basketball team and this
year I became FBLA President. I have one brother, Hunter, he goes to UNK to become a
teacher in the elementary. I spend nearly all my time outdoors hunting, trapping, or fishing. I
plan on attending UNL for a degree in agronomy, so I can then come back to the area and work
as an agronomist.
Yo yo yo. My name is Maria Rose Johnson, I'm 18 years old, and a senior at Wood River High
School. I am the daughter of Caleb and Jordyn Johnson, who are not only the biggest support
system in my life but also the best friends I could ever ask for. I have two little brothers,
Christian and Levi, who both attend Wood River Elementary School. During my high school
career, I have been involved in a variety of extra curricular activities such as (takes a big gulp of
air) National Honors Society, Yearbook, FBLA, Spanish Club, High Ability Learners, the All-School
Play, Days for Girls, Speech, One-Act, Student Council, Quiz Bowl, and Letter Club (exhales). Out
of all these activities, my proudest accomplishments have come from Yearbook. My senior year,
I was given the top position of Editor-In-Chief. When I'm not in school, you can catch me on the
flip-side working at the Good Samaritan Society, watching HGTV, or playing video games at my house.
Fun Facts About Me
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh
Hi! My name is Lexi Jepson and I am currently a senior at Wood River High School. I am the daughter of Tiffani Jepson. My mom not only is my best friend, but has taken on the role of both parents and I have so much admiration for her because of that. I have four younger siblings and they are Devin, Brayden, Landon, and Braelynn, who all attend Wood River except Braelynn, who is one. They make me see life in a different perspective and teach me new things everyday and I'm beyond grateful for that. We also have two crazy, but lovable pets and they include: a cat named Cali and a dog named Roofus. Throughout high school, I have been involved in Cheer, Dance, Color Guard, FBLA, Choir, Show Choir, Days for Girls, One Act, All- School Musical, Spanish Club, and Competitive Speech. After I graduate high school, I plan on attending Southeast Community College in Lincoln to major in Human Services.