Student spotlight: It’s a baker’s dozen of valedictorians at North Tahoe High School | SierraSun.com

Student spotlight: It’s a baker’s dozen of valedictorians at North Tahoe High School

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Jason Shueh / Sierra Sun North Tahoe High School's 2011 valedictorians top row from left, Roxana Cabrera, Haley Packard, Nicole Younger, Katie Mowns, Michelle Cahill, Salvatore Monforte. Middle row, Jessica Daniels, Julia Lanza, Carly Leininger, Keegan Harrig. Bottom row, Michaela Clauss, Kelsey Wittels and Devyn Bervid.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. andamp;#8212; This year’s showing of North Tahoe High School’s valedictorians, apart from consisting of 13 individual students, is dominated 12 to 1 by North Tahoe girls, with Salvatore Monforte the lone man representing the North Tahoe guys.Below, the valedictorians share some of their favorite things about their time in high school, their future plans and interests.Salvatore MonforteCollege or post graduation plans: Cal Poly San Luis ObispoSummer Plans: Working at the High Sierra Water Ski SchoolFavorite teacher(s): Peter Hansen, mathInterests or majors being considered: Mechanical engineeringExtracurricular activities: Playing soccer, alpine skiing and taking part in the California Scholarship FederationMichelle CahillCollege or post graduation plans: U.C. BerkeleySummer Plans: Working and spending time with friendsFavorite teacher(s): Meara Mooney, English; Jennifer Jurosky, social studiesInterests or majors being considered: Cognitive scienceExtracurricular activities: Cross-country skiing, running, nordic skiing and danceKatie MownsCollege or post graduation plans: UC Los AngelesSummer Plans: WorkingFavorite teacher(s): Jennifer Jurosky, social studies; Meara Mooney, EnglishInterests or majors being considered: Economics, film, businessExtracurricular activities: Dance, skiing, taking part in the California Scholarship programRoxana CabreraCollege or post graduation plans: U.C. DavisSummer Plans: Working at Blue AgaveFavorite teacher(s): Jennifer Jurosky, social studies; Laura Hartung-Roberts, culinary artsInterests or majors being considered: MicrobiologyExtracurricular activities: Mariposa club, interact club, cross countryHaley PackardCollege or post graduation plans: New York UniversitySummer Plans: Working and saving as much money as possibleFavorite teacher(s): Meara Mooney, EnglishInterests or majors being considered: Journalism, art (but very undecided)Extracurricular activities: GolfNicole YoungerCollege or post graduation plans: UC BerkeleySummer Plans: Working and spending time with my friends and familyFavorite teacher(s): Jennifer Jurosky, social studies; Kristina McCart, Spanish; Meara Mooney, English; Peter Hansen, mathInterests or majors being considered: Biology, neuroscience, economics, designExtracurricular activities: Varsity soccer, nordic skiingKelsey Wittels College or post graduation plans: UC Los Angeles School of EngineeringSummer Plans: Working at North Tahoe Marina and volunteeringFavorite teacher(s): Peter Hansen, math; Jennifer Jurosky, social studiesInterests or majors being considered: Engineering and cognitive scienceExtracurricular activities: Varsity soccer, skiing, track, ASB vice president, interact club, leadershipDevyn Bervid College or post graduation plans: UC San DiegoSummer Plans: Working, spending time with friends and travelingFavorite teacher(s): Jennifer Jurosky, social studies; Meara Mooney, EnglishInterests or majors being considered: PhotographyExtracurricular activities: SoccerMichaela Clauss College or post graduation plans: Cal Poly San Luis ObispoSummer Plans: Dancing with Inner Rhythms Performing Arts Company and workingFavorite teacher(s): Mrs. HertungInterests or majors being considered: Nutrition, culinary arts, dance Extracurricular activities: Jazz and dance: ballet, contemporary and hip hopKeegan HarrigCollege or post graduation plans: San Francisco State UniversitySummer Plans: Working at Sunnyside RestaurantFavorite teacher(s): Meara Mooney, English; Peter Hansen, math; Jennifer Jurosky, social studiesInterests or majors being considered: EconomicsExtracurricular activities: Tahoe Youth BalletCarly LeiningerCollege or post graduation plans: Stanford UniversitySummer Plans: Working as a valet to the aquatic parking lot, working as a beach attendant and reading as many books as possibleFavorite teacher(s): Jennifer Jurosky, social studies; Kristina McCart, SpanishInterests or majors: Psychology Extracurricular activities: Cross country, track, band: Jazz/Concert, being part of Interact Youth in ActionJulia LanzaCollege or post graduation plans: UC Los AngelesSummer Plans: Working at Lanza’s Restaurant and enjoying Tahoe in the summerFavorite teacher(s): Jennifer Jurosky, social studies; Laura Hartung-Roberts, culinary artsInterests or majors being considered: Biology and physical therapyExtracurricular activities: SoccerJessica DanielsCollege or post graduation plans: UC Los AngelesSummer Plans: Working and travelingFavorite teacher(s) Meara Mooney; English Jennifer Jurosky, social studiesInterests or majors being considered: FilmExtracurricular activities: Golf