Senior Spotlight: Madison

Growing up as an “Air Force Brat” meant that Madison’s family moved a lot. This Rampart senior, however, loved the sense of adventure that came with getting to know the new people, places, food and architecture of the many different areas her family was stationed. In fact, all of that adventure only inspired her love of traveling, and she hopes to continue to see more of the world.9347Madisonblog2

Madison is the President of “No Place for Hate”, a school organization that focuses on the sense of community and making Rampart a better place. She is also in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

9374Madisonblog1When she’s not involved in school activities, she can be found dancing. While she loves hip hop, musical theatre, lyrical and contemporary, ballet is her favorite. In addition, she is very active with the Girl Scouts and has even attained her Girl Scouts Silver Award. Next summer she hopes to travel with her fellow Girl Scouts to Iceland.9290Madisonblog3

After graduation she wants to attend Utah State and become a High School English teacher. With her love of travel in mind, she also plans to study abroad in Spain.

 

 

 

 

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8419Wendy4x5Wendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Senior Spotlight: Abby

Most seniors don’t have their “after high school” plans mapped out as precisely as Abby, but this senior knows exactly what she wants to do with her life for the next decade. After watching many episodes of the television show Criminal Minds and taking a Forensics class at Rampart, Abby was influenced to go to Pikes Peak Community College for two years and then join the Police Academy where she will spend five years as a police officer. What next? Joining the FBI’s “Behavioral Analysis Unit” of course!9266Abbyblog3

9186Abbyblog1Currently, Abby is in the Area Vocational Program (AVP) for cosmetology, works as a cashier at La Casita Mexican restaurant and loves to spend time cruising about in her 1998 Jeep Wrangler that she has nicknamed Charlie.9230Abbyblog2

 

This Honor Roll senior loves music and attending concerts, particularly heavy metal and rock. She also enjoys swing dancing and has a soft spot for white daisies because of their simplicity.

 

 

 

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8419Wendy4x5Wendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Senior Spotlight: Darryck

9164Darryckblog2Darryck is a senior at Liberty High School and this fall saw him competing in his 4thseason playing doubles tennis. He also has a job with Cinemark where he works as a “concessionist”. Working at a movie theatre has likely influenced Darryck’s hobbies as well. For in addition to his love of the outdoors, biking and playing video games, he has quite a collection of themed movie cups from different movies.9177Darryckblog1

Darryck is described by friends and family as a very laid-back person with a heart for helping others. He is looking forward to attending college next fall, although the destination has not been finalized.

 

 

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8419Wendy4x5Wendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Senior Spotlight: Emma & Fiesta

This senior spotlight is not only about Emma, but also her furry best friend, Fiesta, and the crazy path that finally brought them together.9002Emmablog1

Emma is passionate about dogs … especially her little brown and white Chihuahua Fiesta. Their story begins when Emma worked as a volunteer for National Mill Dog Rescue where she was tasked with playing with the dogs, helping as a “pooper scooper” and cage cleaner. It was during this time that Emma first met and fell in love with Fiesta.

Fate, however, would not have them be together at this time, as her parents didn’t want to adopt another dog. Instead, Fiesta was adopted by an elderly lady who renamed him Cuddles and surely provided him with lots of love for the two years that she owned him until her death.

9096Emmablog2After her passing, Fiesta was sent to foster care and an urgent plea went out to people who worked with the NMDR to find a permanent home for the little dog. Fortunately, Emma’s mom saw the email, and this time Emma was able to convince her dad to let her adopt Fiesta. Indeed, Emma had a very happy 16thbirthday when Fiesta (renamed from Cuddles to the name he had when she originally met him — Fiesta) finally became hers!

When Emma is not playing with Fiesta, she enjoys drawing and painting – especially eyes (stunning!). She also loves to hike and hang out with friends.EmmaLblog3

After graduation from Rampart next spring, she hopes to attend Northern Arizona University to study Early Childhood Education.

 

 

 

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8419Wendy4x5Wendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Senior Spotlight: Robert

After graduation from Rampart next spring, Robert hopes to go on a beach vacation followed by going to Real Estate school to become a realtor.Robertblog2

Last summer he worked as an Electrician’s apprentice for Lindhardt Electric doing basic electric work as well as Air Conditioning installs. In his free time, he loves to hike and play sports, especially volleyball and soccer.

Robertblog3Robert is in DECA at Rampart and is an usher at his church where he also helps to serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.

 

 

 


8419Wendy4x5Wendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Senior Spotlight: Emma

Emma is in the marching band and winter percussion ensemble at Rampart, where she plays the Marimba – think of a bigger, richer Xylophone.8736Emmaspotlight

Traveling and exploring new places is one of Emma’s favorite things to do and it doesn’t matter the destination. A few of her favorite places to visit include Costa Rica, New York City and Washington DC. Whether it’s the pulse of a big city, or the tranquility and peacefulness of the wilderness, Emma loves to experience new places and things.

8730EmmaspotlightEmma has been involved in Girl Scouts since the 1stgrade and will earn her Girl Scout Gold Award (the equivalent of the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award) next year. She loves the sense of community and service projects, such as Operation Christmas Child, that being in Girl Scouts provides.8790Emmaspotlight

Reading novels, camping and fishing are favorite past times of Emma’s, and after graduating next spring she hopes to go to college and pursue a double major of History and Psychology, with a minor in Spanish.

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colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

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Senior Spotlight: Jackson

Jackson is crazy about swimming, both for his school team, the Liberty Lancers, as well as his club team, the Rocky Mountain Rapids. His favorite event to swim is the 50 freestyle, but he also swims the 200 individual medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. He is hoping to qualify for state this year, as he just barely missed qualifying last season.8685Jacksonspotlight

Music is also a passion of Jacksons, and he enjoys playing the Alto Sax in the Liberty concert Band. When he wants some downtime, Jackson can be found reading books – particularly fiction.

Last year Jackson went on a European vacation where he visited England, Scotland and the French Riviera. Scotland was his favorite, and it is also his homeland.

8665JacksonspotlightIn 2013 Colorado Springs fell victim to the Black Forest fire which burned 14,280 acres and destroyed 509 homes. In an effort to help with the forest recovery, Jackson planted trees in the Black Forest. He also volunteers at a military children’s Christmas party.

After graduating from Liberty next spring, Jackson hopes to go to college and eventually become a pilot in the Canadian Air Force.

 

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colorado-springs-senior-photosWendy Schicktanz is a Certified Professional Photographer living in Colorado Springs.  She is the owner of Captured Moments Photography which specializes in photographing high school seniors, families, children and boudoir.  To view more of her award winning images visit her website at Captured Moments Gallery

 

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