Within the next few months, the seniors will graduate from high school and enter the next stage of their life. Some students plan on attending colleges or taking a gap year; others plan to head straight into the workforce. While some students may travel far away, others may stay close to home. Ready to leave high school behind, one cannot help but reminisce about their life in Da Vinci and Davis.
Once the seniors graduate, they will be sent off to various colleges, from Lewis and Clark to Grinnell. Leaving Davis, these seniors cannot help but miss some of the aspects of their hometowns. Some students will miss their favorite restaurants and snacks, others will miss the sense of safety Davis has provided. Sarah Oide says she will miss the sense of community that she has found, as well as her friends and family here. Andy Knox says that he will miss the ability to walk around Davis any time at night and feel safe.
Along with leaving Davis, the senior class will be leaving our small, project based learning community. Students will leave friends they have known since 7th grade, as well as all the teachers they have created strong bonds with. Oide and Senior Bailey Robinson-Burmester will miss their teachers, from Mr. Bell and his inspirational talks to Maestra and her unchallenged sass. Robinson-Burmester says, “Most of all, I will miss my fellow senior classmen, many of whom I have known since 7th grade, some longer, and who have made every day at Da Vinci memorable, challenging, and fun.”
Before the seniors leave for college, make sure you say goodbye to them. Cherish the time you have left with them, and show your appreciation for their friendship.
Sarah Oide is a senior at Da Vinci and The Vitruvian’s Co-Editor-in-Chief. Sarah oversees the process of writing, printing, and distributing the articles featured by our staff writers. When she isn’t overseeing, she’s participating in Speech and Debate, of which she has been involved with for the past three years. Sarah’s favorite school subject is history, and her favorite food is fruit.
David Carlip is a junior at Da Vinci and The Vitruvian’s Co-Editor-in-Chief. Not only is David working on the newspaper, he is also enjoying his third year of both robotics and Quiz Bowl. He plays guitar in his spare time, and would never pass up a slice of blueberry cake.
Hadley Citron is a senior at Da Vinci and the Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief. When Hadley isn’t working hard on yearbook, she’s serving as an attorney for Mock Trial and assisting new members with learning the case material. Her favorite game is Pokemon Go, and she wants to study statistics in college.
Grace Johnson is a senior at Da Vinci and the Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief. She spends her time designing spreads, consulting with printing companies, and working to document important memories. When she isn’t working on the yearbook, she’s drinking boba, spending time with her six cats, binge-watching shows on Netflix, and visiting the mountains.
Natalie Vinh is a senior at Da Vinci and The Vitruvian’s Web Editor-in-Chief, where she works to create and maintain The Vitruvian website and brainstorm more ways to bridge the gap between print and media. When Natalie isn’t working on the web, she’s spending time with her dog, Red. She plans to study something at Western Washington University.
Blayne Clegg is a senior at Da Vinci and The Vitruvian’s News Editor-in-Chief. Dissimilar to the newspaper editors themselves, Blayne sorts through each school, local, and national news article before allowing them to print, which is an extremely fitting position for someone as politically interested as Blayne. In fact, his interests in politics has inspired him to study political science at George Washington University post-graduation. But when Blayne isn’t thinking about politics, he’s thinking about Mothman, Sprite, and how he’s 6’1″ and 190 pounds.
Samantha Sheridan is a senior at Da Vinci. She loves journalism and intends to study it in college. When she isn’t thinking about school, she’s rehearsing for various theater shows, or working at Jamba Juice. Please contact Samantha with any questions or concerns regarding guest submissions and community outreach!
Jackson Terning is a senior at Da Vinci and the multimedia videographer for The Vitruvian, where he will be piecing together footage of life as a student at Da Vinci. Along with Jackson’s interest in film, he also has a love for programming, math, the movie Alien (1979), and the color blue. He wants to continue his studies post-graduation in Waterloo, Canada.
Ms. Lanni is the senior English teacher at Da Vinci and the advisor to both The Vitruvian and the yearbook. She has been teaching publications for three years and previously taught in Arizona. Outside of school, she likes to go to Farmer’s Markets, travels, visit museums, and hang out with friends.