This year’s nominees are, for the girls; Amara Austin, Rylee Claman, Stefanie Davis, Emma Slight, and Emily Westrum.The boys are; Dalton Degeneffe, Elijah Doss, Sean Fitzsimmons, Ethan Patterson, and Noah Woolston.
Amara Austin has been involved in girls swimming, Excel, National Honors Society (NHS), student council, and was a manager for boys swimming. Austin will be attending Iowa State University and majoring in biology, with an interest in genetics. Her favorite high school memory was swimming districts her senior year when she got her best time in the 500 meter.
Rylee Claman is a two year varsity letter winner for the Boone High Girls Basketball team. Claman will be attending the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny campus to major in nursing. Claman’s favorite memories of high school were playing in and attending sporting events.
Stefanie Davis was a part of the volleyball, track, and softball teams for all four years of high school. Davis will be attending Des Moines Area Community College next fall where intends to be a part of the softball team and enter the medical field. Her favorite memory of high school was spending time with all of her teammates and sports teams and making lifelong friendships with those teammates.
Emma Slight participated in STEM with Mrs. Vanyo and spoke in front of the governors board. Slight also spoke and presented at VEISHEA. She plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College in Boone to majoring in Criminal Justice. Slight’s favorite memories of high school were all of the dances and being able to dress up and spend time with friends.
Emily Westrum participated in track, basketball, mentoring, National Honor Society, and Scholastic Honors Society. Westrum plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College at the Ankeny Campus. She plans to transfer to Iowa State University to major in accounting. Her favorite high school memory was chemistry with Mr. Baute.
Dalton Degeneffe was a part of the football and rugby team. He tried to have as much fun as possible during high school. Degeneffe plans to go to aviation school to get his pilot’s license. His favorite memory of high school was his first game in the student section.
Elijah Doss participated in football, swimming, track, and strength training. Doss plans to go to basic training in August, and after he finishes that he will go into Advanced Individual Training (AIT). In the fall of 2017 Doss will attend Iowa State University. His favorite memory of high school was anything to do with Jacob Smiley.
Sean Fitzsimmons played soccer all four years of high school. Next year Fitzsimmons plans to go to Des Moines Area Community College to major in Architectural Technology and transfer to Iowa State University after two years. His favorite memory of high school is playing on the same soccer team for all four years and getting to know the team.
Ethan Patterson was in cross country for four years, tennis, and basketball. He was also the drum major and the president of National Honor Society. Patterson plans to go the University of Northern Iowa to major in biomedical engineering. His favorite memory of high school was being the drum major.
Noah Woolston participated in track for three years, was a part of the tennis team this year, he was the head of the drum line, was in choir, and was the Vice President of National Honor Society. Woolston plans to attend Dordt College next year to major in biomedical engineering. His favorite memory of high school was being the head of the drum line and playing in front of the student section.
The Prom King and Queen will be crowned at the after prom festivities.