Hello fall! School is back in swing and cooler temps are here for the next several months. It’s been a great month and I’d like to share with you a few of the special seniors that I photographed this past month. Enjoy the September Spotlight!
Sarah loves music! In addition to being in the choir at Rampart High School, she enjoys both listening to and composing music, and her tastes range from Beethoven to David Bowie and everything in between. Sarah has a talent for writing lyrics and performing the songs she’s written on her guitar in public places like the mall and the commons area at Rampart. In appreciation for her performances, students have “paid” her with snacks and money while she’s been playing. She plays both the acoustic and electric guitar, but prefers her acoustic guitar. Next year she would like to attend the University of Northern Colorado and pursue a degree in music. A favorite memory of Sarah’s from this past summer was a trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida where she went in the ocean for the first time.
Ok, just go ahead and say it …. he looks an awful lot like Charlie Sheen! Adam, a senior at Fountain Fort Carson High School, has heard it many, many times. Adam is on the track and wrestling teams at his school and also participates in the “Blue Crew” — a group of kids that dress in blue and get students “hyped” for the football games. Adam’s hobbies outside of sports include hiking and camping and he also works at Hollister. When asked what he is passionate about, he replied, “helping people” and this is evidenced by a trip he took to Michigan this past summer where he built a fence for his grandma and cut down about 40 trees on her property. He also marched a 30K for Wounded Warrior, which involved “rucking” (carrying a 40 lb backpack) for homeless vets and vets that can’t provide enough food for their families. Adam will be joining the Army after graduation.
Gabe is a senior at Doherty High School and he, like many kids of his generation, loves playing video games and collecting the magazine Game Informer. His other passion is cars — both working on and modifying them. Besides cars and video games, he also likes helping people, specifically his friends and family, and has set a goal that he wants to consistently donate to different charities throughout his life. After graduation next spring he hopes to attend college in Colorado and pursue a degree in game design.
Nakayla, a senior at Mesa Ridge High School, enjoys fashion design, writing and cosmetology, and is currently learning to play the guitar. She has a very bubbly personality and loves being around people, as well as volunteering at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club. Nakayla has been a cheerleader for most of her life and is very passionate about the sport of cheerleading. In addition to her part-time job working at Culver’s, she is preparing to go to college for a degree in business fashion and merchandising.
Favian, a senior at Doherty High School, plays the trumpet on the Marching Band. In fact, he’s played the trumpet since 4th grade. When asked what he is passionate about, Favian replied “nerd culture” — video games, super hero movies and super hero comics. He specifically collects “retro” video games and hopes to go to college to pursue a degree in video game development and writing Sci Fi novels. In the meantime, his part time job as a painter, painting both the inside and outside of houses, will have to suffice. He is very much looking forward to celebrating his 18th birthday with a trip to Cancun this November.
Wendy 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