Say Hello…& Goodbye to the Class of 2019

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Say Hello…& Goodbye to the Class of 2019

It's finally time for the class of 2019 to say goodbye.

It's finally time for the class of 2019 to say goodbye.

Mya Decker

It's finally time for the class of 2019 to say goodbye.

Mya Decker

Mya Decker

It's finally time for the class of 2019 to say goodbye.

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It’s almost that time. Graduation! The Class of 2019 is definitely ready to leave. We finished our tests, took our SATs, ASVABs, and Keystones, played our sports, been to the dances, applied for colleges and universities, trade schools, and the military, went to prom, turned in our ipads, fought with our teachers, parents and friends, planned our events, won our awards, had our senior nights, received the good grades and the bad, went to the banquets, had countless trips for the clubs we are involved in, walked the halls one last time, and now we are about to put on our caps and gowns. I’d say it is bittersweet though. Bellwood has been home since kindergarten for most of us. We have come to know the inside and out of every person. However, I think before we leave some of us want you to know who we are, the Class of 2019.

 

Riley Marie Amerine

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in LEO Club. I have learned that you can’t trust everyone. To my underclassman, make every moment count (Also, Emmy O, Hunter G, Thalia, and Kenny…I love you guys!) After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of finding myself and my true friends through my senior year. If I could go back to freshman year, I would not have gotten into a relationship. My favorite teachers were Mr.Moyer or Mrs.Riddle because they always brought a positive influence on my life. My best friends were Alanna V and Nick P. They helped me through hard times and were always there for me. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a note to my future self.

 

Jenna Elizabeth Bartlett

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Cross Country, Track and Field, Speech League, NHS, BA Blueprint, LEO Club, and Renaissance. I have learned not to take everything so seriously, as well as, enjoying the time I have because it flies by. I’ve learned to simply be myself, be happy, and be comfortable in my own skin. God has helped me grow this year in ways I never thought possible: He’s got a plan and it is good. To my underclassman, be friends with everyone, pray often, and enjoy yourself. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my athletic accomplishments in XC and Track, as well as my speech league accomplishments. Im also proud of becoming a positive influence from my BA Blueprint articles. If I could go back to freshman year, I would have put my full trust in God, not let everything get to me, and told myself to put myself out there a little more and talk to people. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Bartlett, but besides her, Mr.Naylor. I love the way he teaches and his intelligence is interesting to listen to. His debate class is a lot of fun and he’s very easy going. Loved Mrs.Cunningham, Mrs.Padula, Mr.Elder, and Mr.Burch too! My favorite memory was qualifying for the PIAA Cross Country Championship in Hershey! Announcing at homecoming every year was great too. Oh, and mini-THON!  My best friend was Kara Engle. Im very blessed to know her, she is such a wonderful person to be around. She’s always happy and positive and I love hanging out with her. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in my shirt that says “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way” because you can’t control the past, instead get excited about what God is doing in your future! Also, I add a running watch because I love to go the distance!

 

Jordyn Elisabeth Beam

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Competitive Dance, Chorus, Yearbook, Renaissance, NHS, and Blueprint. I have learned that your attitude and view of school can affect if your days are good or bad. To my underclassman, don’t spend the entire year wishing it was all over because that makes everything negative. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of the friendships I’ve made. If I could go back to freshman year, I would have told myself to stop being a big jerk. My favorite teacher was Mr.Burch because he was chill or whateva! My favorite memory was driving home from a football game when I turned off my headlights in the dark on a one way on the side of the mountain. My best friends were Ali W, Olivia T, Paige W, and Hannah W because we have the same humor and yeah..If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a butterfly because they are cute and I like them.

 

 

Kaelynn Elizabeth Behrens

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Blueprint, mini-THON, Volleyball, Track and Field, and Swimming. I have learned that it is okay to not be okay. Your true friends will always support you and have your back. People’s opinions of you do not matter, so just enjoy yourself and be who you want to be. To my underclassman, be patient and don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t do well. High school is full of highs and lows so enjoy the highs and keep the faith in the lows. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my awards and achievements in Blueprint because I have grown in my writing skills, my people skills, and it has made me a better person. If I could go back to freshman year, I would have tried to get more involved in extracurriculars. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Frank because she always goes out of her way to help me and make sure I’m okay. My favorite memory was volleyball senior night because it was very emotional and it was the best game of my life. My best friend was Jestelynn H because she has always been my go to for good and bad news and I truly don’t know what I would do without her! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a pen and notebook because I write everything down and I have been writing for my entire HS career.

 

 

Cooper Harrison Burns

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Chorus and Musical Theater. I have learned that with hard work you can achieve high goals. Treat everyone with respect and love. Be a godly example. To my underclassman, respect authority and work hard. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of being in Godspell because it got me out of my shell. I was more comfortable on stage after Godspell. If I could go back to freshman year I would have treated people with more respect. I wish I would’ve been more mature. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Hull because she taught me how to sing out.  My favorite memory was eating ice cream and brownies with the theater class. My best friend was probably Willie Williams because we joke a lot and he makes my day a little more enjoyable. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a bible because I’m a believer and Christ follower.

 

Gwendolyn Leigh Ciletti-Dougherty

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Swimming, NHS, kept score for Track and Field, Yearbook, Renaissance, Key Club, Aevidum, and a Junior Class officer. I have learned that senioritis is a real problem. To my underclassman, don’t give up. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of having an education good enough to get me into an early acceptance med school program. Being 1 of 80 kids in the country to get selected made me realize how lucky I was to attend BAHS. If I could go back to freshman year I would not change a thing. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend because she is very friendly and personable. My favorite memory was placing 2nd as a team at swim districts my senior year. That was a great way to end my swim career. My best friend was Alivia Jacobs because she may drive me up a wall but we have been friends for forever. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in my swim goggles because swimming was a huge part of my life for the last 4 years and I gained a whole other family to make memories with.

 

Tylar Morgan Clemente

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Majorettes, Art Club, Aevidum, Renaissance, NHS, Track and Field, Golf, Morning Announcements, and Office Assistants. I have learned that it is not a competition. Take classes that you can do well in and excel, not classes that your friends are taking. To my underclassman, be nice to everyone. Don’t say anything you wouldn’t want someone to say about you. It literally costs nothing to be nice to someone. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud that no matter what I stayed true to myself even when it has been really difficult. I’m just glad I’m secure with myself and happy. If I could go back to freshman year I would have done my homework and been more motivated to do well. My favorite teacher was Miss Clippard because she wants to me excel in school and life. She genuinely cares about me and my well being. She is also very positive, supportive, and motivating. My favorite memory was after my senior night majorette performance, the whole student section gave me a huge hug. My best friends, well, I don’t really have any, I’m pals with everyone! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put a paintbrush. Everyone knows I’m an artist and that it is my passion.

 

Trevor Joseph Crusciel

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Cross Country, Track, FCA, and NHS. I have learned how a small school like Bellwood can do so many good things. I’ve also learned not to take myself so seriously. To my underclassman, try to enjoy everyday because it will go fast. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of all the friends I’ve made and my good grades. If I could go back to freshman year I would have joined cross country and track sooner. My favorite teacher was Mr.Crowell because he’s a funny guy! My favorite memory was every time Mr.Crowell yelled at Schmoke! My best friend was Owen Shaulis because we share many of the same interests and have been friends for awhile. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a hoodie and sweatpants because that’s all I wore to school.

 

 

Paulino Antonio Cuevas

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in NHS, Renaissance, FFA, Wrestling, Track and Field, and Scholastic Scrimmage. I have learned while middle school may drag on, high school flies by. To my underclassman, no matter what no one likes freshman. After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of track and FFA. I have invested a lot of time and effort into both. If I could go back to freshman year I would have paid for the credits in the CHS classes that I took. My favorite teacher was Mr. Webreck because of the countless trips, explosions, and teachings that will relate to things I will do later in life. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in an autographed photo of me because it’s funny. It won’t ever be worth anything!

 

 

 

Riley Olivia D’Angelo

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Key Club, NHS, mini-THON, FCA, and Chess Club. I have learned I can handle more than I think and still stay unbothered and have a good time. To my underclassman, good luck without me! After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of the relationships and memories I’ve made, there were so many good ones. Also, STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BABY! LET’S GO!!! If I could go back to freshman year I would have relaxed more and not stressed about the little things.  My favorite teacher was Mr.Burch. He is the chillest man I have ever met and he never fails to make me laugh. My favorite memory was dancing at mini-THON with all of my closest friends. I can’t pick a best friend- there were too many good ones 😉 If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put put in my state champ ring- it’s not too flashy but it lets everyone know who is in charge.

 

Gage Jeffery Dean

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was never really involved with school oriented events. Sadly, I was never interested but I was in the CTC Program. I have learned how forgiving I can be and how scared I am to take on the real world by myself. To my underclassman, do not wish your life away, it is simple, but so true. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my accomplishments and the person I have become over time. I only hope to keep getting better. If I could go back to freshman year I would have made my schedules more efficient and paid more attention. My favorite teachers were Mrs.Stinson, Mr.McMinn, Mrs.Flarend, Mr.Naylor, and Mr.McNaul. I know that’s a lot but it is the teacher’s personality that makes the class interesting. My favorite memory was unplugging Mrs.Stinson’s TV for the morning announcements, that was funny. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I’m not really sure what I would put in.

 

Mya Elizabeth Decker

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was an MSDC Dancer, various positions in LEO Club, the president of Renaissance Club, the president of Aevidum, the Operations and Entertainment Chairman for Mini-THON, the treasurer of Key Club, a junior class officer, in NHS, and the Multimedia Editor in Blueprint. I have learned that things won’t always go the way you intended and that’s okay. Don’t stress for 5 seconds on something that won’t matter in 5 years. I really should have learned that my freshman year. To my underclassman, learn yourself and be comfortable with who you are not. High school changes people in ways you can’t imagine. Be who you are through everything! Put your faith in God: he got me through a lot of hard times… Stand up for the little guys even if it makes your life a little harder: they need someone. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of being a part of a lot of great things that happened in the community. I will miss working with everyone to make things happen here. If I could go back to freshman year, I would definitely have been more cautious with who I associated myself with. I could have had a more positive freshman/sophomore year if I did. I would also have put a little more time into my grades…but I finished in top 20 sooo lol. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Stinson because she was a positive role model. I know I could go and talk to her any time. I found that we were a lot alike in our way of thinking too. I also was close with her kids while working with Renaissance and I will forever cherish those little ones. She truly is a wonderful person and if you get the chance sit down and talk with her, you won’t regret it. My favorite memory was definitely mini-THON both years because we accomplished so much and I’m so proud of BA OR it was taking pictures for the Blueprint at the 2019 girls state game and being able to see and talk to my sister in the biggest game of her life, that was super awesome! 🙂 I didn’t really have best friends but special people in my heart were Tyson Irvin- she was always 100% real with me, Riley D’Angelo- cracked me up and there was no project we couldn’t get an A on, and Alex Roberts- made senior year unforgettable. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put my big notebook of all the events, the schedules, the notes, the people, the places because any time we had an event at school you could see me rushing around with it in my hand. Without that notebook I would have been a mess in high school. Seriously….

 

Alex Jeffery Dunlap

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in marching band and boy scouts. I have learned that you really have to take high school seriously because it helps you prepare for the real world. To my underclassman, don’t mess around! Pay attention! After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of myself for realizing school matters and to do my best. If I could go back to freshman year I would apply myself more. My favorite teacher was Mr.McMinn because I enjoyed his class. My favorite memories were all the good times in Mr.Van’s class. My best friend was Jonothan Gummo. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a book because I’m full of knowledge.

 

 

 

Kara Danielle Engle

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Key CLub, LEO Club, Track and Field, Soccer, Camp Kanesatake counselor, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I have learned not to stress so much and not to procrastinate either. To my underclassman, always stay true to yourself both personally and academically. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my performance in discus. I have come a long way since freshman year. If I could go back to freshman year I would not have wished high school away.  My favorite teacher was Mr.Burch. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a disc because Field was were some of my best memories were created. Ms.R is the goat! Coach Campbell is also there for me on and off the field!

 

Alex Matthew Frederick

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Football, Track and Field, Basketball, Blueprint and Key Club. I have learned that I can do anything I desire if I’m determined enough to achieve it. To my underclassman, it will be over before you know it, so live it up! After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of actually making it through all 4 years. There were so many highs and lows but I did it. If I could go back to freshman year I would probably change everything. If I could start over, I would do it all differently. My favorite teacher was Coach Lovrich because he really takes the time to get to know his students and players. My favorite memory was seeing Lovrich get excited when he found out running backs could get pancake blocks against Juniata Valley and a couple games after that. My best friend was Clay Engle. He graduated in 2018 but we’ve lived through it all and have done everything together. I wouldn’t have it any other way. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a football because it was definitely something I loved dearly.

 

Christopher Mark Friedenberger

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Football, Baseball, Basketball, FCA, Yearbook, and Key Club. I have learned that I don’t look good with a shaved head. To my underclassman, don’t listen to anything the seniors say! After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of getting to graduation because I didn’t take school seriously, so I’m proud. If I could go back to freshman year I would not have shaved my head. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Stinson because she makes me happy and we enjoy laughing. My favorite memory was winning ICC in football because it was my first time. My best friend was Jordan Moore because we have been best friends ever since I got to bellwood. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a sweatshirt because if you saw me in school I most likely had one on.

 

 

Trenton Anthony Gonder

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Football, Track and Field, Swimming, and FFA. I have learned that it doesn’t take as much studying as what people think to get good grades. To my underclassman, don’t stress over studying just do your best. After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of the awards I’ve won. If I could go back to freshman year I would get more involved in FFA and workout more for football. My favorite teacher was Mr. Webreck because he is fun and has a lot of knowledge. My favorite memory was blowing up the trash can in the Ag shop! That was hilarious. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a small piece of deer antler because it describes me and what I like to do.

 

Shayla Ann Graham

In my years at BAHS, I was in Track and Field, Swimming, Cross Country, Reading Competition, Concert Band, Marching Band, County Band, and District Pre-Auds. I have learned how to be true to myself and who my true friends are. To my underclassman, enjoy it all. It goes quickly. After a couple years at BAHS, I’m most proud of how much I accomplished. I’ve made some truly amazing friends and have had a lot of good adventures. If I could go back to freshman year I would have been more involved in school clubs and spoken up more often. My favorite teacher was Miss Clippard. My first week at Bellwood she came out in a costume out of her stockroom and I was looking around to see if this was normal and I thought that it was crazy that a teacher was willing to go all out. My best friend was Cynthia Baldwin because she was the first friend I made in Bellwood. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a book because I enjoy reading and learning. Also, a book has so many pages and you don’t know the whole story until you read it. I enjoy hearing people’s stories and experiences.

 

 

Jestelynn Alanis Heaton

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Softball, Volleyball, and Renaissance Club. I have learned that high school comes to an end way quicker than you think. Also, I’m a procrastinator, there is that too! To my underclassman, don’t stress over everything. You will graduate, it will turn out alright. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of the friends I’ve made and graduating. If I could go back to freshman year, I would have changed who I was friends with. Most of my friends then are not my friends now and I’m okay with that. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend because she was the best teacher for me to learn from and it was still be fun, My favorite memory was volleyball and softball senior nights because those were the last times I will play those sports for Bellwood. My best friend was Kaelynn Behrens because she’s always there for me through thick and thin. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a photo book with pictures from high school because when we open it in however many years it would show me who I was and remind me of all the great memories.

 

Paige Olivia Hunter

In my years at BAHS, I was in Cheerleading, HOSA, FFA, and Track and Field. I have learned to stay out of drama and keep a small group of friends. Also, not to be afraid to do some things, such as joining a sport or moving to a different school. Those decisions could end up being the best ideas. To my underclassman, never judge anyone for what they wear or do. Always be kind. You never know what they are going through or have been through. A few kind words can make all the difference! After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of getting the guts to move schools and my track achievements. If I could go back to freshman year I would not be afraid to do things for myself and join clubs I took interest in. Also, maybe I would have moved to Bellwood sooner. I don’t have one favorite teacher but I like Mrs.Stinson and Mr.Webreck because they made me feel welcome and they have a lot of originality. My best friend was Hunter O’Shell because he has been there for me for everything and I’m very grateful. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a t-shirt or an old piece of jewelry I wore because its something I used to wear. If I saw it in the future it would be super nostalgic. 

 

Tyson Elizabeth Irvin

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Aevidum, Renaissance, LEO Club, EMT classes and NHS. I have learned to let things go and move on. Most of your worries won’t matter in the long run. To my underclassman, don’t stress – there’s more to life than high school. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of our community coming together to help others. There aren’t many communities that have accomplished what we have together. If I could go back to freshman year I would have taken spanish. My favorite teachers were the McNauls. They really helped me through the last 4 years. My favorite memory was mini-THON because we raised $38,000 for kids with cancer in total. My best friend was Mya Decker- she’s a real one! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a stethoscope. Listen to your heart and follow your dreams (of being a surgeon) 🙂

 

 

Alivia Renee Jacobs

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in LEO Club, Renaissance, Key Club, Aevidum, Mini-THON, Speech League, NHS, Tennis, Swimming, Bocce, and keeping score for Track and Field. I have learned that it’s nothing like high school musical. To my underclassman, don’t stress- it’s really not that big of a deal. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of finishing in the top 5 of my class. I worked really hard for my grades. If I could go back to freshman year I would stress/worry less about who my friends were. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Stinson because she is the most kind hearted and genuine person. My favorite memory was bocce states because I got to be with the best people and have fun in Hershey. My best friend was Gwen Dougherty because we literally do everything together. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a crown because I love pageants and they’ve shaped me as a person.

 

 

Kaylee Elizabeth Kasper

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Chorus, Aevidum, Art Club, and Bocce. I have learned to be kind and respectful to others and have fun. To my underclassman, try your best and be friendly to others. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my good grades because I worked very hard and did my best. If I could go back to freshman year I would ask for more help if I needed it. My favorite teacher was Mr.Stewart because he helped me understand better. My favorite memory was being the homecoming queen because that was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life! My best friends were Zach Bacon, Brodee W, Tyler L and Britney because they are funny and they make me relax. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I don’t actually know what I’d put in.

 

Daniel Lee Kustaborder

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Cross Country, Track and Field, PJAS, Speech League, and Scholastic Scrimmage. I have learned that I learn best through humor: a lighthearted, jovial attitude will take you far. To my underclassman, do not take everything so seriously. Find ways to enjoy everything. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of the memories I have made because they will last forever. If I could go back to freshman year I would have tried to be more active and run more in the off season. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Taylor because she has been my mentor for many years. My best friend was Nathan Wolfe because I have known him since elementary school. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a shoe because I enjoy running. It’s about the journey, not the destination.

 

Jazmin Paige Lewis

In my 4 years at BAHS, I wasn’t in any clubs. I have learned this is the easiest thing I’ve done. To my underclassman, good luck and do your homework. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of making it through the whole 12 years! If I could go back to freshman year I would do my homework and not have an attitude. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Padula because she helped me a lot through the years. My best friends were James, Damien, Zack, Zach, and Cj N because they have always been there for me. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in something to do with dancing because I’ve done it all my life.

 

Tyler Lee Long

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Bocce, Band, FFA, and Jazz Band. I have learned life has it’s ups and downs but if you stay positive and put your mind to it, you can do anything. To my underclassman, thank you for being my friends and thank you for being there for me when I needed it! After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of passing all of my classes, making really good friends, and having lots of fun memories. I’m also really proud of being on the bocce team and playing at states! If I could go back to freshman year I wouldn’t have been so shy and joined more clubs. My favorite teacher was Mr.Webreck because he does fun things and makes me laugh. My favorite memory was going to disney world because I had fun and my favorite ride was the rock star! My best friend was Brodee because he is always there for me! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in country music because I love it and it helps me relax!

 

Dylan Shane Markel

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Aevidum, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Office Assistants. I have learned that even though things may be difficult and only seem to be getting more complicated, it will get better. You just have to talk about what’s wrong. To my underclassman, I’ll miss you but you’ll be graduating sooner than you think. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my GPA and the self-confidence I was able to gain. I created relationships with peers and teachers that I’ll never forget. If I could go back to freshman year I would study more, try harder, and had more fun. I would have cut the toxic people out of my life too. My favorite teachers were Mrs.Carney, Miss Clippard, Dr.Flarend, Ms.Shimel, Mrs.Stinson, Mrs.Frank, Mrs.Smith, Mrs.Harris and Mr.Gabe because they are all the most amazing people I’ve ever met. My best friends were Shayla Graham and Brendan McCaulley because they have stuck by me when no one else would. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a red heart because I try my best to love everyone…the people at BA challenge that daily.

 

Brendan Christopher McCaulley

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Band, Chorus, Aevidum, Swimming, Marching Band, and Spanish Club. I have learned that high school has the potential to be great or terrible. What I learned about myself is the importance of friendship. To my underclassman, focus on your grades and activities. The social life is too toxic to focus on. After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of getting good grades and sticking with my activities because it can be hard to do those things. If I could go back to freshman year I would have focused more on my grades. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Carney because she was the first teacher I ever had a bond with. My favorite memory was is Kara Engle and Paige Hunter doing the worm. My best friend is Kara Engle because she’s super sweet and talented. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a pride flag because its what I am mostly known for at Bellwood.

 

 

Donovan Ray Miller

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was not involved in any clubs. I have learned high school is a great time to find God, find yourself, and prepare for your future. To my underclassman, you should get saved, set goals, and enjoy your life without jeopardizing it. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of having overcome so many setbacks, trials, and challenges with my health because it has created the mindset and gratitude that I carry today. If I could go back to freshman year I would have made more friends and went to more school events and dances. My favorite teacher was Mr.Gabe because he is extremely nice, full of wisdom, and we are a lot alike. My favorite memory was spending a lot of time with my friends. My best friend was Calvin Nedimyer because we relate on a lot and we spend the most time together. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a sculpture of a hand to express me wanting to help, guide, and lead others.

 

Curtis James Moss Jr.

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Basketball and FCA. I have learned that you should get involved in as many things as possible. To my underclassman, senioritis is a real thing and make sure you pick a good senior song. After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of how many friends I’ve made. If I could go back to freshman year I would have come to Bellwood sooner. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Stinson because she is a great teacher and is easy to talk to. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in my waves.

 

Caden Alexander Nagle

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Key Club, French Club, NHS, Football, and Baseball. I have learned high school is nowhere near as bad as it was depicted. I have discovered that I don’t allow stress to rule me. To my underclassman, work as hard as you can, take woodshop with Crowell, and do NOT take calculus. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of making first team conference for two years in football because I was able to display my god-given abilities. If I could go back to freshman year I would have tried a heck of a lot harder in math. My favorite teacher was Mr.McNaul because he was someone I was always able to talk to. My favorite memory was the road to states sophomore year of baseball. It was a cool experience getting that far. My best friend was Quintin Nelson because him and I have a lot in common and he’s easy to talk to. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a history book, I can tell you everything it says…. If you didn’t know…

 

Quintin Colby Nelson

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Soccer, Track and Field, NHS, PJAS, BA Blueprint, BJC, YEA, Chess Club, SWAT, and mini-THON. I have learned how to avoid putting thought into the negative things that are said about me and how to avoid problems. I’ve also learned how to be successful: do it yourself. If you want to learn something specific, you have to teach yourself. To my underclassman, treat Sophia right! Also, don’t let people talk you into being someone else. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my outside accomplishments like PJAS, YEA, and BJC. They have pushed me beyond my limits and they planted the seeds that will define my future career. If I could go back to freshman year I would have gotten more involved in school clubs. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend because I love her teaching style and we can talk about higher physics together. My favorite memories were at YEA and BJC. My best friends were Zion Poe and Caden Nagle because they were the most influential and they’ve been with me through all the years no matter what. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a pair of headphones because I’m a lover of music and I’m a quiet guy.

 

N. Benjamin Nofsker

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Blueprint and Aevidum. I have learned that life is only how you see it. Your journey through high school is only as good as you make it. I’ve also learned a lot about myself, so much so that I feel like a new person. To my underclassman, don’t let your urge to leave be your driving force. You need to focus and work to graduate. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of how much I’ve grown as a person because my 8th grade self was completely different. If I could go back to freshman year I would change the classes I took to help with my eventual career. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend because she has helped me so much with life and school I could never repay her for her help. My best friend was Lordin Williams because she is my favorite. She has had such a profound effect of my life. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in technology because I am pretty good at teach stuff and most of my friends say the same.

 

 

Nicholas Joseph Padula IV

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Cross Country and Art Club. I have learned everyone says they hate this place but everyone who left already says they miss it… LOL. To my underclassman, good luck without me guys. Just kidding you’ll be fine. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of keeping my grades up and getting into a good college. If I could go back to freshman year I would  have joined more clubs and activities. My favorite teacher was Ms.Shimel, she is so sweet and is always willing to help out her students. My favorite memory was our second mini-THON and the insane amount of money we raised. My best friend was Thalia Lucio because she has always been there for me. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a toy car. All my friends know I love cars.

 

 

 

Makayla Shanae Pluebell

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Art Club, LEO Club, Yearbook, and Softball. I was never really consistent in any of them though. I have learned about self respect, kindness, patience,, and that a person can have 3 mental breakdowns and still smile. I have also learned my goals and self-worth. To my underclassman, no one really pays attention to how you move, that’s a lie, but seriously do what you want to do and ignore others opinions. It’s no one’s business but yours. Also, let others be.  After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud that I am graduating with the same people I have known and grown up with since kindergarten. I’m so excited to see everyone succeed especially because our class has had a huge impact on the community. If I could go back to freshman year I wouldn’t have taken my free time for granted and would’ve tried out for more things like cheerleading and pushed myself. I wouldn’t have made excuses. I don’t have a favorite teacher. They are all amazing, truly. Our staff is so kind and they all melt my heart. We should never treat them badly. My favorite memories were definitely at football games. My best friend was Alexis Halverson, I love that girl to death. She has pushed me past my limits and we both want the best for each other. I love everyone though, be kind always! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I wouldn’t know what to put in. We went from Webkinz to silly bands to squishies to adulting way too fast. I would definitely like to put all our childhood memories in the time capsule.

 

Zion Michael Poe

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was Chess Club president and a Star Performer for piano. I have learned that time flies. To my underclassman, good job and good luck. After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of how well I did because that was my goal. If I could go back to freshman year I would change nothing. I have no favorite teachers, memories, or people…. it was all great. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in food. I love food.

 

 

 

 

Brandie Lynn Ray

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mock Trial, NHS, and mini-THON. I have learned the most about my true personality and leadership ability throughout high school. I’m extremely resilient. To my underclassman, never let the feeling of loneliness or not having true friends get to you because the fact is everyone feels that way. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of mini-THON. Everyone was shown that BA is capable of radical, great feats. If I could go back to freshman year I would have pushed myself harder to show myself I could move mountains and overcome it all. My favorite teacher was Christine Claar because I aspire to be that kind. My favorite memory was mini-THON, it was a great effort and achievement. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a small but impactful item, like a flower or a picture.

 

Aubree Haylie Reiter

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in FFA, NHS, SWAT, and mini-THON. I have learned being number one isn’t worth the stress. Grades won’t matter when you graduate so have fun and be a kid when you can. Don’t work your high school years away. To my underclassman, go to as many school activities as you can. You’ll regret it later if you don’t. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my accomplishments in FFA. Through the years I have really improved in my public speaking abilities. If I could go back to freshman year I would have taken more Ag classes instead of worrying about honors. I would have also worked a lot less. I’d have stopped trying to be as good in academics as my sisters- that is not who I am. My favorite teacher was Mr.Webreck. My favorite memory was the National FFA Convention. My best friend was Kalob Lucas <3 If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a bolt off my jeep, that Jeep is my pride and joy. Or I would put in a pin I earned in FFA.

 

Brianna Haylie Reiter

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Track and Field, Soccer, Bocce, NHS, and LEO Club. I have learned that I am stronger than I thought and senioritis is REAL. To my underclassman, cherish your time in high school… It truly is gone in the blink of an eye. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of joining the Bocce team. It made me learn a lot about myself and the value of being a friend- it also changed what career I want to have. If I could go back to freshman year I would get more involved in activities and spend more time with my friends. My favorite teacher was Senora Smith because she is always available to give good advice. My favorite memory was definitely the popcorn chicken bowl – the only edible lunch at Bellwood. My best friend was Johanna Whiteford because her family is my family. We’ve practically been sisters. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in my track spikes because I never want to see those again.

 

Cassidee Haylie Reiter

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Chess Club, LEO Club, NHS, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. I have learned I am smarter than I think and stronger than I know. To my underclassman, make time for fun and don’t wish this time away. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of being in the top 10 of my class. It meant a lot to me and it shows how hard I worked. If I could go back to freshman year I would have made more time for friends. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Wright because she’s always there for me! I can’t pin point my favorite memory: I just remember laughing a lot! My best friend was Cody Harten because he’s cute and my biggest supporter! 🙂 If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a picture of me and my sisters because they are a big part of what makes me, me!

 

 

Alex Michael Schmoke

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Football, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, FCA and NHS. I have learned never to judge a book by its cover. To my underclassman, make sure you take shop class. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of graduating, I wanted to give up. If I could go back to freshman year I would have started football sooner. My favorite teacher was Mr.Crowell because he’s the goat. My favorite memory was playing in the stain room in shop class. My best friend was Travis Luensmann because we do everything together. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in shoes because I’m obsessed with shoes.

 

 

 

Owen Phillip Shaulis

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was a 4 year letter winner in Soccer, 12 letterman and ICC All Star in Track and Field, FCA president, NHS, and senior class President. I have learned not to take everything so seriously. High school is a lot more fun when you are just chill about things. To my underclassman, surround yourself with the right people. If you do, you’ll enjoy every bit of high school and the time with go by super quick. So, take it all in and enjoy it while it lasts. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my hard work. I worked hard in all my sports and worked to have good grades. I’m proud of myself for keeping that up all 4 years. If I could go back to freshman year I would have started track sooner instead of baseball. My favorite teacher was Mr.Crowell because he is laid back and makes his class enjoyable. He’s always having a good time with us in shop! My favorite memory was making it to district champs my senior year of soccer. It was crazy and something none of us really thought we could do. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a soccer ball because I love soccer and it was a big part of my life growing up.

 

Hope Marie Shook

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Volleyball, NHS, and Blueprint. I have learned that high school doesn’t matter as much as you think it does. I have learned that in high school you grow as a person. To my underclassman, live life to the fullest. If I could go back to freshman year I wouldn’t have changed much beside maybe trying harder on my grades. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend because she was the most fun teacher to be around. My favorite memory was meeting the best friends in the world and having the time of our lives.  If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a lunch box because I would always eat my lunch at random times and that’s what I would want to remember.

 

Anna Louise Sloey

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in NHS, Chorus, Musical Theatre, Cross Country, and Track and Field. I have learned that high school has been an amazing experience. It has been challenging as well as rewarding with many memories. To my underclassman, don’t stress over everything. Some things aren’t as important as others. Make sure to prioritize and schedule time for activities as well as school. Time goes by quicker than it may seem. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of making regional choir. I was not expecting to make this festival but I put a lot of work towards it. If I could go back to freshman year I would have made more time for myself as well as my friends and family. My favorite teacher was Miss Clippard because she teaches in a way that I enjoy. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a music note because music is such a big part of my life and it really started in high school.

 

Olivia Grace Thomas

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Swimming, LEO Club, and Renaissance Club. I have learned how to be more confident in my instincts. I’m a nice person but it’s okay to say no sometimes. To my underclassman, focus on you and try to find yourself. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of myself for getting through it all. If I could go back to freshman year I would definitely try to love myself more. My favorite teacher was Miss Clippard because she always make sure I’m okay. My favorite memory was Mr.Naylor telling my lunch table that he loves Bare Naked Ladies (the band.) My best friends were Hannah, Ali, Paige, and Jordyn because they have been there for me through everything. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a dog. I LOVE THEM!!! Don’t do that though, I want alive puppies.

 

Alanna Marie Vaglica

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Marching Band, French Club, Speech League, NHS, Mock Trial, and Aevidum. I have learned that not focusing on others and their judgements is key. To my underclassman, never take chemistry or calculus, you’ll regret it! After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of being able to express myself w/out judgement of others. In such a small town, studying languages is almost frowned upon. Despite that, I continued to study. I was never afraid to wear what I wanted either. I’m proud of me. If I could go back to freshman year I would have applied myself more and not missed so much school. My favorite teacher was Mr.McMinn- he’s the most intelligent and informed teacher in this district. He has also helped me figure out my career path! But I can’t say I’ve had a connection with any of my teachers. My favorite memory was definitely being called out by Mr.Hescox. High school has taught me a lot about relationships: I made many friends and has many experiences and would not be able to pick a favorite. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a guitar because music has really shaped who I am. annnddd who doesn’t love some electric jazz?

 

Alejandra Mackenzie Wagner

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Basketball, Track and Field, Renaissance, and Blueprint. I have learned high school is a game and you have to know how to play. I’ve also learned I’m good at games. To my underclassman, choose your friends carefully. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud that I’ve stayed true to myself and what I stand for. If I could go back to freshman year I would not be so WEIRD?!?! My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend. My favorite memory was state champs, 2 peat baby!!! My best friends were Hanny, J Beam, Paigey, and Livvi because they make my heart happy and they make me big laff. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in Jordyn Beam, she is my essence, the blonde me.

 

Paige Renee Wenner

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in  Aevidum, LEO Club, Renaissance, Adaptive P.E., Track and Field, Basketball, and Blueprint. I have learned I’m a very independent person. To my underclassman, you should be nice to everyone and include them. Be involved with as many school activities as possible or you’ll regret it later. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of overcoming many personal obstacles. If I could go back to freshman year I would have studied more. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Stinson because she is so pure and an amazing woman. My favorite memory was Kaylee winning homecoming queen, it was a beautiful heart warming moment. My best friends were Ali, Jordyn, Hannah, Olivia, and Jordan because they make me incredibly happy and make my days better. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in love in a physical form.

 

Trentin William Whaley

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Baseball, Football, Wrestling, and Spanish Club. I learned that I could get by without putting any effort in at all. To my underclassman, senioritis sucks. The last month feels like forever. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of my wrestling accomplishments. I went from taking 8th at districts to winning a match at states. If I could go back to freshman year I would have wrestled on the varsity team as a freshman instead of Jr. High. My favorite teacher was Dr.Sorenson because he is the man. He is a great guy. My favorite memory was going to states for wrestling because that was a time to remember for years to come. My best friend was Jamyson Focht because she is my favorite cousin. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in one of my awards for my sports to show how ambitious I am.

 

Johanna Brooke Whiteford

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in NHS, FFA, French Club, Firefighting, Fire Queen, and Competition Dance at MSDC. I have learned high school is really overrated. You don’t have to have the perfect everything. This is the time to discover yourself before you step out into the real world. High school is nowhere close to a movie, don’t make it one. To my underclassman, believe everything I said above because I was told the same stuff and didn’t listen. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of graduating and getting accepted into college. If I could go back to freshman year I would actually try to focus. Not on relationships, on other people, or keeping up the “perfect picture” but on myself. My favorite teacher was Mr.Naylor because he says what he wants or Miss Clippard because she is always there for me no matter what. My favorite memory was discovering myself. My best friend was Brianna 100%. We click. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in wild flowers because they always make me smile without fail.

 

Hannah Olivia Wicks

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Art Club, Renaissance, LEO Club, NHS, Morning Announcements, Blueprint, and Dance. I have learned high school may seem easy and breezy at first but you can’t always just slide on by. You have to work hard. To my underclassman, take breaks. Don’t work yourself until you can’t work anymore. It will break you. Just have fun. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of who I’ve become as a person. I used to be kind of the worst. But I matured and believe it or not I’ve become a nice respectable woman. If I could go back to freshman year I would have learned how to study. I’m terrible at it. My favorite teacher was Miss Clippard because she is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met in my life. Much love to her. My best friends were Jordyn, Olivia, Ali, and Paige. They’re sick! Love them! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a piece of paper with all my favorite songs on it, kinda like a playlist. My life is very centered around music and art.

 

Lordin AnnMarie Williams

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Blueprint, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Susquehanna Honors Band, and County Band. I have learned to always include people. To my underclassman, don’t procrastinate. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of getting into the Ken Lantzy All Star Band: it shows how hard I’ve worked. If I could go back to freshman year I wouldn’t have changed a thing. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Flarend because she makes things entertaining. My favorite memory was every marching band performance. I was good at it. You also make a new family. My best friend was Willie because he is always there for me. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in drumsticks. I love music, like it’s an actual part of me.

 

 

Willie Jean Williams Jr.

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Marching Band, Concert Band, County Band, Jazz Band, Jam Band, Golf, and Blueprint. I have learned that being emo isn’t just a phase, it’s a lifestyle. To my underclassman, let yourself pursue music. You won’t believe how much fun you’ll have. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of who I’ve become. I’m a strong and independent guy and I’ve morphed myself that way through all the things I’ve gone through. If I could go back to freshman year I would’ve discovered more emo bands sooner and stopped blocking out my friends. My favorite teacher was either Mr.Sachse and Mr.Stewart, they both have influenced me and helped me improve with music so much. My favorite memory was meeting my trumpet role model, Curt Messner, he’s been a big influence on my trumpet skills. My best friend was Lordin Williams because she’s been my best friend since 8th grade and she’s always been there for me. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a copy of My Chemical Romance’s “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love.” The album just really defines my everyday emotions and who I’ve become. Literally, every song.

 

Nathan Leigh Wolfe

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Math Counts, Scholastic Scrimmage, FCA, and NHS. I have learned that high school is only as enjoyable as you make it. To my underclassman, enjoy it while it lasts because it will be over before you know it. If I could go back to freshman year I would have given more effort in some classes. My favorite teacher was Mr.Crowell because his class is enjoyable and he is funny. My favorite memory was playing basketball for 4 years. My best friend was Daniel because we have been in the same classes since elementary school. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a basketball because I have played since I was in first grade. It has always been something I’ve enjoyed.

 

 

Brodee Robert Wyland

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in FFA and Bocce. I have learned how to do my taxes. To my underclassman, good luck. After 4 years at BAHS, I’m most proud of graduating. I don’t have to be here anymore! If I could go back to freshman year I would not go to CTC. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Seese. My favorite memory was going to Kennywood with my CTC class. If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in fishing stuff because I love to fish!

 

 

 

Mason Anthony Yingling

In my 4 years at BAHS, I was in Basketball. I have learned that I can’t wait to go to college. To my underclassman, make the most of everything, be outgoing, and don’t be shy. After 4 years at BAHS I’m most proud of beating the single season 3 point record for Bellwood my last shot of my senior year. If I could go back to freshman year I would change “a lot”- 21 Savage. My favorite teacher was Mr.Crowell or Mrs.Stinson because both are very easy to talk to and both are great teachers. My favorite memory was Jason Shade falling in the middle of a shop test sophomore year. Funniest thing I’ve ever seen! If we were to have an actual time capsule, I would put in a basketball because it’s the only thing I ever loved about high school.

 

That’s a wrap Bellwood… We will see you at graduation!

-The Class of 2019

 

 

The gallery below shows the photos of seniors who opted out of filling out questions. Congratulations to all the graduates and thank you for supporting us along the way!

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