Ranking in the top 5% of the CFHS class of 2016 academically and to be recognized at Commencement as Board Scholars are (l-r) Emma Thomley, Matthew Breuer, Lucas LaMoore, Bjorn Pearson, Lily French, and Matt Moskal.
Thomley is heading to Carleton as a Biology major. Her advice to 8th graders: "Try out every single activity and never regret your decision. You'll find the things you love the most that way."
Breuer will be attending the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire as a pre-Med student. "My advice for an 8th grader is to take classes you are passionate about," said Breuer. "Make your school studies personal and unique to you and your education will double!"
LaMoore's plans call for studying Environmental and Ecological Engineering at the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Resource Sciences. He would recommend an 8th grader to "challenge yourself but don't burn out either." He says "if you get your school to fun balance down pat, you'll do fine."
Pearson will be an Engineering major at the University of Michigan next year. His advice to an 8th grader: "Be involved as much as you can. This keeps you busy, connected, and can help you find your passions. Work hard and play hard, it can never hurt to have a little fun and make the most of different situations."
French's future plans include studying Computer Science and Spanish at the University of Minnesota. She would tell an 8th grader to "find something to love about high school, whether it be a sport or activity, football, dance, speech, band, or something else entirely. There will be a lot of ups and downs throughout high school, but if you can find one thing that you love about it everything else becomes a lot more bearable."
Moskal will be attending the University of Minnesota and is accepted in the Honors Program. He plans to major in Chemical Engineering. He advises 8th graders to study hard, spend your time wisely, breathe and believe.
Commencement is Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. in the CFHS Fieldhouse. French and Pearson were chosen by their classmates as speakers.
- Ken Haggerty photo
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