I just can’t believe that summer is almost over and kids are back in school! Where does the time go? Once again I was blessed to photograph some fabulous seniors and have “spotlighted” several in this blog. I’m sure that you will agree with me that these are some amazing kiddos.
Shelby is a senior at Air Academy and will play tennis for the Kadets this spring. She loves the outdoors, specifically skiing, hiking and rock climbing at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon. What else does she love? Coffee! Especially sampling local coffee shops and vendors around the area. Not many seniors know with so much detail what they want to pursue after high school, but Shelby has a passion for helping others and has decided that she wants to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner and work with people suffering from mental illness. With the busy schedule she has on the horizon, it’s a good thing that she had a very relaxing summer traveling to Virginia and an awesome cruise, where her favorite memory was jumping off waterfalls in Jamaica.
Spencer started his senior year at Rampart this fall after a busy summer filled with work and a great vacation to San Francisco, where a visit to Alcatraz was a highlight. Spencer works at Sonic and he also volunteers at Critter Clips (dog grooming) and with AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination). In his free time he enjoys playing the guitar, snowboarding, fishing and hiking. In general, he is passionate about all things outdoors and hopes to attend a college in Colorado after graduation.
Jordyn has many passions including her family, friends and sports. She will be the starting libero this fall on the Rampart Volleyball team and she is planning on playing soccer this spring for the Rams alongside her sister, Jade. And if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is a hostess at Texas Road House, a math tutor and a youth volleyball coach. On top of that, she is on the Rampart Link Crew (assists the incoming freshman the first several days of school), Deca and National Honor Society. She was able to fit in a vacation this summer between volleyball nationals in Indianapolis and the start of school by traveling to the Florida Keys where she got to swim with dolphins. What will she be doing next year? She recently signed to play volleyball for UCCS (the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs).
Heyden loves sports, especially the Denver Broncos, Anaheim Ducks and playing goalie on the hockey team for the Rampart Rams. Over the summer Heyden vacationed in Atlanta where he visited family, and then traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When he’s not hanging out with friends or playing hockey, he can be found working as a food server at the Summit Glen Retirement Home. In addition to playing hockey for Rampart, he also works on their KRAM school news program.
Eric, a senior at Liberty High School, is in National Honor Society and plays center back on the soccer team for the Lancers. While he is passionate about soccer, Eric enjoys playing basketball, hiking and watching movies. In addition, one of his favorite past times is listening to music and he likes all genres. Eric volunteers working with kids at Vacation Bible School and at the Liberty High School Kids Soccer Camps. He collects soccer jerseys — the ones the he played in make up most of his collection, but he is hoping to purchase additional ones from his favorite teams around the world. Next year he wants to go to college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either business or journalism.
Mattie, a cheerleader at Liberty High School, has been on the cheerleading squad all four years of high school. In fact, she started cheering when she was just five years old. Besides cheering, she is very passionate about animals and is excited about an upcoming volunteer opportunity at a local animal shelter. After graduating next spring she will go to college to study to be a veterinarian and she has a specific interest in marine life. In her spare time Mattie plays the guitar, hikes, camps, fishes, backpacks and boats. This girl loves being outside! This past summer she traveled to Florida and Oregon to visit family and her favorite memories from the trips were going to the beach and being outdoors in new environments.
Tanner loves running and is on both the cross country and track team for TCA High School. With running taking up most of his time, it is no wonder that it is his primary passion. This past summer, in addition to a running trip for two weeks in Breckenridge, he volunteered with coaching the youth runners and helping to get them to the running trailheads. He has quite a collection of race bibs and he hopes to get the opportunity to run in college next year. When not running, Tanner likes hiking Colorado’s Fourteeners and particularly enjoyed climbing Humboldt Peak, Mount Princeton and Pikes Peak. Tanner is also a member of National Honor Society.
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