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Highlands Celebrates “Lifers” Who Have Attended HCA 12 Years or More

Highlands Celebrates “Lifers” Who Have Attended HCA 12 Years or More

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Highlands Christian Academy is pleased to congratulate 17 of this year’s seniors on attending HCA for 12 years or more!

These amazing seniors have been together from their elementary years of playing together at recess…through all the seasons of classes, athletics, drama productions, homecomings…all the way to the senior trip in Europe…and now…graduation! The administration, faculty, and staff is  proud of this group of “HCA Lifers” who will be walking the stage tomorrow night! Read about the 2017 HCA “Lifers” here:

Clayton Baker
Nickname: Clay-bae-bae
Years at HCA: 12
Activities: football, baseball, basketball
Favorite HCA Memory: playing football on Friday nights
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Veynovich
Likes: fishing, hunting, girls, big trucks, Sandbar Sundays, raft-ups, skurfing, anything dangerous
Dislikes: slow drivers, annoying people, hospitals
Favorite Food: chicken wings at JT’s Sports Bar
Favorite Word: goon
Advice to Underclassmen: Don’t be a fool.
Favorite Superhero: Connor O’Brien
Dream Place to Live: Bahamas
Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
10-Year Goals: firefighter, married with kids
Favorite Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

Kyle Bombardier
Nickname: KB, Jackie Chan, Let Li, Pete Pan
Years at HCA: 15
Activities: baseball, soccer
Favorite HCA Memory: Connor getting sour cream on his pants
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Canning, Mr. Attard, Mr. Ratzlaff
Likes: Jordana, sports, rap, video games, acquiring currency
Dislikes: being called Asian, my cats
Favorite Food: peanut butter and fluff from my house
Favorite Word: dinger
Advice to Underclassmen: Get small backpacks.
Favorite Superhero: Spiderman
Dream Place to Live: California
Favorite Quote: “Who needs pixie dust when you’ve got Peter Pan.”
10-Year Goals: having a family and being a physical therapist
Favorite Verse: For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. – Romans 8:13

Danielle Domino
Nickname: Dan, Dani, Domino, Dems
Years at HCA: 15
Activities: basketball volleyball, softball
Favorite HCA Memory: Powderpuff every year
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Veynovich
Likes: basketball, food
Dislikes: slow drivers, people who chomp their food
Favorite Food: pizza at a restaurant
Favorite Word: funny, swag
Advice to Underclassmen: Enjoy high school. It goes fast.
Favorite Superhero: Superman
Dream Place to Live: on a Florida beach
Favorite Quote: “A genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
10-Year Goals: married with a successful job
Favorite Verse: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Alexander Felicetta
Nickname: Pelix
Years at HCA: 15
Activities: soccer, football, tech, coached elementary soccer, soccer camp, volleyball
Best HCA Memory: senior trip
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Ratzlaff
Likes: food, soccer, long walks by the beach
Dislikes: lizards
Favorite Food: burrito at Chipotle
Favorite Word: Idiot-boy
Advice to Underclassmen: Do your homework!
Favorite Superhero: Batman
Dream Place to Live: Gotham City
Favorite Quote: “Hmmmm…interesting.”
10-Year Goals: making money
Favorite Verse: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1

Kayla Lassen
Nickname: Kay, The Better Lassen
Years at HCA: 14
Activities: volleyball, basketball, school plays, Thespians, choir, band, yearbook
Best HCA Memory: I jumped on Gina’s back thinking she would catch me. She didn’t. I slid across the hallway and into Mr. Attard’s classroom.
Favorite Teacher: Mr. & Mrs. Ratzlaff, Mr. Joe Good
Likes: Sour Patch Kids, chocolate, roller coasters
Dislikes: wooden pencils, being cold, needles
Favorite Food: steak
Favorite Word: oh fluffernutters
Advice to Underclassmen: Always have fun!
Favorite Superhero: Super Woman
Dream Place to Live: Hawaii
Favorite Quote: “You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”
10-Year Goals: married with kids and owning a business
Favorite Verse: She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. – Proverbs 31:25

Kyle Lassen
Nickname: Sweaty, Sweats McGhee, Sweats the Assassin
Years at HCA: 14
Activities: basketball, soccer, football, Thespians, fall plays, spring musicals, volleyball,
Homecoming King
Best HCA Memory: when Camryn and Karl used to date
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Ratzlaff
Likes: Christine, orange chicken at Panda Express, fantasy football with da boys, Jonathan Michael Chada
Dislikes: Kyle B. making group chat emotional, annoying kids, stairs, vocabulary tests
Favorite Food: orange chicken at Panda Express
Favorite Word: moist
Advice to Underclassmen: Don’t put sour cream on Connor or he will get angry.
Favorite Superhero: Aquaman
Dream Place to Live: Compton
Favorite Quote: “Mr. Good, I have to go to the bathroom.” – Gina
10-Year Goals: married with kids
Favorite Verse: For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10

Rhode Louis
Nickname: Rhodey and Rhode-Kill
Years at HCA: 13
Activities: Thespians, soccer, choir, yearbook, drama tech
Best HCA Memory: senior trip
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Ratzlaff
Likes: food, soccer, Beyonce
Dislikes: people with bad breath, feet, people that chew their nails, curly-tailed lizards
Favorite Food: wings at Publix
Favorite Word: yasssssss
Advice to Underclassmen: Put on deodorant!
Favorite Superhero: Super Man
Dream Place to Live: New York
Favorite Quote: “Die with memories, not dreams.”
10-Year Goals: being a dermatologist, have a husband and kids
Favorite Verse: …If God is for us, who can be against us? – Ephesians 2:10

Isabel Maugee
Nickname: Izzy
Years at HCA: 13
Activities: drama (since 1st grade)
Best HCA Memory: Animal Kingdom in 5th, going to Kennedy Space Center in 6th, winning all four Powderpuff games
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Attard
Likes: baking, sleeping, eating
Dislikes: my brothers, work, waking up early
Favorite Food: pasta, salmon at Bonefish Grill
Favorite Word: onward
Advice to Underclassmen: get smaller backpacks
Favorite Superhero: Green Lantern
Dream Place to Live: France
Favorite Quote: “Don’t cry, blue sky.”
10-Year Goals: owning my own bakery
Favorite Verse: Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. – Isaiah 41:12-13

Sarah Moll
Nickname: Sarebear
Years at HCA: 12
Activities: competitive cheer, basketball cheer, football cheer
Best HCA Memory: winning Powderpuff four years in a row
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Attard
Likes: beach, concerts, boats, my bed, driving
Dislikes: greasy hair, hot breath, feet, fake people, good-byes, the Reds, spiders
Favorite Food: subs at Publix
Favorite Word: friend
Advice to Underclassmen: Don’t slack off.
Favorite Superhero: Super Woman
Dream Place to Live: Bora Bora
Favorite Quote: “Forget what’s gone, appreciate what remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.”
10-Year Goals: successful with a kid in the backseat of my Mercedes Benz
Favorite Verse: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

Samuel Montmann
Nickname: Sam, Sammy
Years at HCA: 15
Activities: soccer, NHS
Best HCA Memory: When Connor spilled sour cream on his pants.
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Ratzlaff
Likes: naps, poker, Chipotle
Dislikes: slow drivers, frogs
Favorite Food: orange chicken at Panda Express
Favorite Word: pal
Advice to Underclassmen: Do your homework.
Favorite Superhero: Superman
Dream Place to Live: South Africa
Favorite Quote: “Conserve till third.”
10-Years Goals: be a lawyer
Favorite Verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

Connor O’Brien
Nickname: COB, Brian O’Connor
Years at HCA: 12
Activities: basketball, football, track, soccer, golf, volleyball
Best HCA Memory: homecoming comeback junior year
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Attard, Mr. Ratzlaff
Likes: food, music, chicks, money
Dislikes: being hungry, no music, no chicks, being broke
Favorite Food: Cajun Cay Pasta from Bonefish
Favorite Word: bud, salty
Advice to Underclassmen: Do your homework.
Favorite Superhero: Spiderman
Dream Place to Live: Australia
Favorite Quote: “Don’t count the days, make them count.”
10-Year Goals: whippin’ a new benz
Favorite Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

Jessica Pereira
Nickname: Jess, Jeje, Melissa
Years at HCA: 14
Activities: volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, choir, Thespians, NHS, MOPS
Best HCA Memory: senior trip
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Ratzlaff, Mr. Attard, Mrs. Veynovich
Likes: One Tree Hill, chocolate, dogs, The Office
Dislikes: elevators, when people mention something and then say “never mind,” slow walkers, the color orange, bananas
Favorite Food: stroganoff, my kitchen
Advice to Underclassmen: Not even fake people like fake people.
Favorite Superhero: Spiderman
Dream Place to Live: California
Favorite Quote: “I guess it’s easier to look for what we want than to look for the truth.”
10-Year Goals: married to the love of my life with my first child
Favorite Verse: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18

Melissa Pereira
Nickname: Mel, Jessica
Years at HCA: 14
Activities: volleyball, soccer, NHS
Best HCA Memory: being on varsity soccer team
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Attard, Mr. Ratzlaff
Likes: dogs, music, flowers, Obama
Dislikes: littering, homework
Favorite Food: pizza bagel bites
Favorite Word: aesthetic
Advice to Underclassmen: Make teachers like you.
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman
Dream Place to Live: Italy
Favorite Quote: “Make your own luck.”
10-Year Goals: married and happy
Favorite Verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23

Justin Ray
Nickname: JRay, Lefty, Slim
Years at HCA: 15
Activities: baseball, basketball, golf, spring musicals tech, Thespians, Pulse, dodge ball, lip sync, Powderpuff
Best HCA Memory: 2015 homecoming varsity basketball game sophomore year
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Attard
Likes: hunting, fishing, shooting, sports, hanging with friends, country music
Dislikes: soccer, tofu, mushrooms, ISIS, people who disrespect the American flag, people who don’t stand for the National Anthem
Favorite Food: venison, you shoot it
Favorite Word: wingnut
Advice to Underclassmen: Be active. Enjoy school. It may be the best times of your life.
Favorite Superhero: Batman
Dream Place to Live: America
Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” – Ricky Bobby
10-Year Goals: hired as a firefighter with a solid job, doing well in life
Favorite Verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

Zachary Repetti
Nickname: Zack Attack, Zesty Zack, The Flash
Years at HCA: 14
Activities: camps, football, choir
Best HCA Memory: senior trip
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Robertson
Likes: sleep
Dislikes: annoying people
Favorite Food: pizza, fries
Favorite Word: sup dude
Advice to Underclassmen: If you work hard, you will reap rewards.
Favorite Superhero: Batman
Dream Place to Live: Italy
Favorite Quote: “I’m gonna go stand outside, if anyone asks, I’m outstanding.”
10-Year Goals: graphic designer
Favorite Verse: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

Karl Schuberth
Nickname: Goat, Pizzaface
Years at HCA: 13
Activities: football, basketball, track
Best HCA Memory: When Connor got sour cream on his pants.
Favorite Teacher: Mr. & Mrs. Ratzlaff, Mr. Canning
Likes: Sara, food, sleep, Shania, movies, Burger King
Dislikes: slow drivers, liars, cheaters
Favorite Food: steak at Outback
Favorite Word: shubaru
Advice to Underclassmen: Stay away from chemistry.
Favorite Superhero: Deadpool
Dream Place to Live: Chicago
Favorite Quote: “If you’re not first you’re last.” – Ricky Bobby
10-Years Goals: millionaire
Favorite Verse: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

Camryn Stephens
Nickname: Cam, “the better Stephens” – Ratz
Years at HCA: 12
Activities: cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, track, tech, choir, band, yearbook, class officer, Homecoming Queen
Best HCA Memory: winning Powderpuff four years in a row
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Canning, Mr. & Mrs. Ratzlaff, Mrs. Veynovich
Likes: family, food, Grey’s Anatomy, my basketball team, being tan, Sara Carroll
Dislikes: slow drivers, hospitals, homework, clowns
Favorite Food: orange chicken at Panda Express
Advice to Underclassmen: Don’t get in the way with your huge backpack.
Favorite Superhero: Spiderman
Dream Place to Live: Hawaii
Favorite Quote: “Those who mind don’t matter. Those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch
10-Year Goals: married to my beautiful husband, a baby on the way
Favorite Verse: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

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