Hi there! My name is Ryan Anthony Woitalewicz and I’m a senior at Wood River High School. I am the son of Melissa and (the late) Kenny Woitalewicz. My mother will always be someone I admire to be. She has performed the role of both my parents ever since the age of four years old, and she never seems to amaze me with the accomplishments that she can do. I also have two siblings and they include Matt, who is a 2012 graduate from Wood River High School. He holds a career as a firefighter in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has always been my go-to when things are rough, and without him, I wouldn't be the person I am today. And Logan, who is a fifth grader at the elementary, keeps me on my feet. He is a ball of fire and can light up any room with his sense of humor. There's another special person in my life, Chad, he came into my family when I was only six years old. He has supported me and all my endeavors and I appreciate everything he's done for me.
I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my friends and family. I will most definitely miss the atmosphere of Wood River and interacting with my peers daily, however, I am ready for this next chapter in my life! After high school, I plan on attending Southeast Community College in Lincoln. I will begin a profession by studying Business Administration. Upon completion of the required coursework, I look forward to furthering my education even higher to a Bachelor’s degree.
I have been apart of the Fine Arts all four years of high school. During my sophomore year, we performed the musical, Annie, and I was held responsible for the lights and sound of the production. I also had a small part in the production as well. Another musical I was apart of was in April of 2016. I decided to step outside my comfort zone and audition for the lead role of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music. It was definitely a learning experience and it also was a great show for all. Just recently, I was involved in the spring play and portrayed the lead role of Thesus in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. I was very excited to watch it come together as it was my last performance of my high school career.
A few of my favorite productions that I was involved in:
My name is Lily Woitaszewski and I am currently a senior at Wood River Rural High School. I am the daughter of Larry and Anne Woitaszewski, and we live on our family farm outside of Wood River. My family also consists of my brother Lance who is a sophomore at Wood River High School, and my sister Lacey who is a teacher at Gates Elementary School in Grand Island. After high school, I plan to play softball and attend Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and major in agriculture with an emphasis on agronomy.
I have been an active high school athlete in softball, basketball, and track. Other activities that I participate in are FBLA, FFA (vice president), 4-H, Spanish Club, One Act, Speech, Letter Club, freshman mentoring, and National Honors Society (treasurer).
I also enjoy fishing, working on our family farm, showing livestock, and spending time with friends in the summer.
My name is Haley Jo Parlin (or Bean), and I am a senior at Wood River High School. I'm the daughter of Bobbi and Darren Parlin and older sister of Faith and Abby Parlin. I've lived in Wood River my entire life and can't imagine growing up anywhere else. Most of my family lives in Wood River or very near it, and I am thankful for that because it allows us to be as close as we are. I take school very seriously and have been on every honor roll and been in the top 10 students of my class every time possible. Next year I plan on attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney, but have not yet decided on a major. All I know is I want to be in a job that allows me to help people and make them smile everyday.
Throughout my four years at Wood River I have been involved in many activities and organizations. I played volleyball for all four years and basketball up until my senior year. I am FBLA Vice President, Student Council Vice President, and NHS president. I am also involved in Spanish club, letter club, and freshman 7 mentoring. Because I love to write I have been a part of Journalism throughout high school, and I am now one of two Copy Managers. This year I am one of the Leads in the All school play. I also sing in the choir at my church and teach a Fifth Grade Sunday School class.
Music is my passion and I have been actively involved in music all four years of high school participating in choir, show choir, and being the Drum Majorette in Band. I had the privilege of making all three of the possible choirs for the UNK choir festival at some point. I made the Women's Choir my sophomore year, the Festival Choir my junior year, and the Honor Choir my senior year. I also went to the Doane Honor Choir this year and had a blast. I was part of two musicals, Annie and the Sound of Music, and had leads in both.
Food: Mashed Potatoes
Movie: Any of the Harry Potter Movies
Musical Group: The Beatles
Hobby: Making People Laugh :)
Color: Baby Blue or Mauve
My name is Norma Elizabeth Hernandez, and I am currently a senior at Wood River. My parents are Julian and Lucila Hernandez. I have a sister name Ruth, a half sister name Maria, and I also have a brother named Moises. During my high school career, I have participated in cross country, basketball, and track. I am a member of Spanish Club and FBLA. Throughout high school I've enjoyed getting to know the teachers most of all. The teachers have not only helped me academically, but in my personal life as well. I aspire to be a preacher.
One of my favorite things to do is preach the word of God. It is something that inspires me, and I love to inspire other people by sharing the love of Christ. Some day I have hopes of sharing my love for God around the world.
Hi! My name is Ruth Hernandez. I'm 19 years old, and I'm a senior at Wood River High School. My dad’s name is Julian Hernandez. I have a full brother and a sister, Moises and Norma Hernandez. In some of my high school years, I did track and field, cross country, and some basketball. Some of the things that I also participate in is FBLA and Spanish Club. Overall, even though high school has been a challenge for me, I have really enjoyed learning new things for the long run. I know for sure that I will miss school, especially all my teachers. After high school, I plan to attend Central Community College to hopefully become a dental hygienist. After college? I don't know. I will have to wait and see what the future holds.
Hello! My name is Zach Harvey, and I am 17 years old. I have a family of five, a brother, sister, and my great parents. I have been involved in football, basketball, and golf at one time in high school. Also, I have participated in Spanish Club and FBLA for at least one year. After high school, I plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in the business field of some sort.
Hi, my name is Kinsley Forbes, and I am 17 years old. I have one full brother, Koltyn; two step brothers, Evan and Ayden; and a half sister, Mara. Throughout high school, I have participated in FBLA, HOSA, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Freshmen 7. I also have played volleyball all four years of my high school career, and I've earned a letter three of those four years. After graduation, I am going to attend the University of Nebraska - Lincoln to major in something in the medical field. Although I am not 100% positive, some of my interests are nursing, physical therapy, and pediatrics. I am excited to see where my future takes me.
My name is Lizzy Gannon, and I am a senior at Wood River. I was involved in volleyball all four years of high school. I was also involved in various music organizations, such as choir and show choir. I also participated and had leads in two school musicals: Annie and The Sound of Music. I auditioned for UNK Honor Choir which consists of the Festival Choir, the Women's Choir, and the Honor Choir. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Honor Choir and hope to be selected again this year. I am involved in many organizations such as FBLA, Spanish Club, Letter Club, Student Council, and I am a freshman 7 leader. I am also president of Spanish Club and Letter Club. I am also very focused on my academics, and I have made the honor roll every semester. For college, I plan to attend a four year university in Nebraska and pursue a career in elementary education.
Hello, my name is Fernando Brito. I'm a senior at Wood River High School, and my hobbies include running and making clay sculptures by hand. Don't mess with me because I can be the nicest person you will ever meet or I can be your worst nightmare. I'm a Co-Captain of the Cross Country team, President of the FBLA group, and I participate in Spanish club and Track and Field.
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page" -Saint Augustine
Students studying Spanish have the opportunity to embark on a Costa Rican adventure in May of 2017. If you are interested in the trip of a lifetime, see the information below and contact Mrs. Rohrich. Don't wait! We have 12 students and 2 sponsors signed up. The discounted price is available through Dec. 15th.
A group of Wood River Spanish students will be traveling with Mrs. Rohrich to experience the language, culture, food, rainforest, and beaches of Puerto Rico. The trip is scheduled for May 29-June 2. Students who have completed at least 1 year of Spanish are eligible.
It is not too late to join us!
Check out the itinerary by clicking on the picture below, and contact Mrs. Rohrich if you are interested.
This is an amazing opportunity to explore the world outside of Nebraska, with a safe, structured, educational travel company. Instead of a present, maybe this year you should give someone an experience of a lifetime!