John Marshall High School graduation ceremonies will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester.
Parents/guardians: Kenneth & Yasuko Allen.
College you will be attending: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Major you plan on pursuing: Undecided.
Your favorite class at JM: Humanities — values.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Being able to participate in Christmas Anonymous each year and watch the school band together to create a tangible impact on the community.
Your 3 favorite high school accomplishments: Graduating with a 4.0.; earning an honors diploma; Going to state for Business Professionals of America, twice.
School activities: National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, figure skating.
Community service: Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Rochester Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate, NHS
Academic awards (top 3): Honor diploma; Commended Student PSAT; AP scholar.
Parents/guardians: Craig & Lisa Brown.
College you will be attending: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Major you plan on pursuing: Product design or mechanical engineering.
Your favorite class at JM: AP Calculus AB
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: My first home run because it was against Century.
Your 3 favorite high school accomplishments: Being a captain for football my senior year; maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school; Getting the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award during my sophomore year.
School activities: GPS 9th — 11th; mentorship group, 11th; football, 9th – 12th; baseball, 9th – 12th.
Community service: Rochester Youth Baseball Association, 9th – 10th.
Academic awards: Big 9 Scholar Athlete, Honor Roll.
Parents/guardians: Kyoung Choi & Sun Choi.
College you will be attending: Carlton College.
Major you plan on pursuing: Biology.
Your favorite class at JM: AP Biology.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Really, my favorite memory is hanging out with my friends. I met a lot of good people here. We ate pizza after finals, never fought about grades, and simply had fun. It’s all I ever wanted.
Your 3 favorite high school accomplishments: I helped many people during my time at the library, which included anything related to academics, reading books, or understanding English. I was proud that I was able to teach high schoolers Algebra over the summer; I survived AP Calculus BC.
School activities: JM Swim & Dive, Cross Country, JM Speech Team.
Community service: More than 100 hours volunteering at the library. Library work included tutoring and organizing shelves.
Academic awards (top 3) Yale Book Award, National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation, AP Scholar with Distinction.
Parents/guardians: Edward Ditmar (father), Catherine Cushing (mother), Christen Ditmar (stepmother)
College you will be attending: College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities.
Major you plan on pursuing: Mathematics.
Your favorite class at JM: Ceramics or calculus.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Meeting one of my closest friends the second day of junior year.
Your 3 favorite high school accomplishments: Placing at speech; getting a 5 on the AP Calculus AB test; getting a 5 on the AP Literature Test.
School activities: Fall musical, speech, part-time employment.
Community service: JM Cares, tutoring, donations, Relay for Life.
Academic awards (3 favorite): Mayo Dependent’s Scholarship, Iron Range; Scholarship; top-ranking senior.
Parents/guardians: Ed & Macaila Eick.
College you will be attending: South Dakota State University.
Major you plan on pursuing: Pre-pharmacy.
Your favorite class at JM: Human anatomy & physiology.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Getting my personal record during a JM Cross Country meet.
Your 3 favorite high school accomplishments: Being a cross country captain; earning a Honors Diploma; finishing my family history project in AMSTUDS
School activities: Cross country, National Honor Society.
Community service: Volunteered at JM and throughout the community for NHS, tutored at The Friendship Place.
Academic awards (3 favorite): Honors Diploma; Big 9 Scholar Athlete; Scholarships.
Parents/guardians: Scott & Jana Frei.
College you will be attending: Brigham Young University — Provo.
Major you plan on pursuing: Industrial design.
Your favorite class at JM: Principles of engineering.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Being a part of speech team.
Your 3 favorite high school accomplishments: Winning the MN portion of Doodle 4 Google; making it to the finals at the State Speech Meet; personally raising $1,000 for Christmas Anonymous by selling cinnamon rolls and cookies.
School activities: Speech team (my category was creative expression), student council, theater, NHS, Orchestra, cross country manager.
Community service: Through NHS I volunteered at elementary school carnivals. I gardened at JM. I helped at “After School Academy” at Elton Hills Elementary School.
Academic awards (3 favorite: JM Spirit of Service Award, Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship, AP Scholar.
Parents/guardians: Terry & Julie Gran.
College you will be attending: University of Wisconsin — Madison.
Major you plan on pursuing: Economics & political science.
Your favorite class at JM: AP macroeconomics with Mrs. Bender.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in the stands during football games.
Your favorite high school accomplishments: Maintaining a 4.0 GPA; receiving a varsity letter.
School activities: National Honor Society, speech team, Business Professionals of America.
Community service: Surgical messenger for Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers, Bella Voce Young Women’s Choir, Volunteer Barista at St. James Coffeehouse, Holy Spirit Youth Leadership Team
Academic awards: Placed in top 10 in BPA State Competition.
Parents/guardians: Heather Wiskow.
College you will be attending: North Dakota State University.
Major you plan on pursuing: Pre-med.
Your favorite class at JM: AP psychology.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: coaching the powderbuff team and wining junior and senior year.
Your favorite high school accomplishments: Graduating with a 4.0; captain of the volleyball team; finishing a year of college through PSEO.
School activities: Volleyball.
Community service: Salvation Army.
Academic awards (3 favorite): Academic All-State, Big 9 Scholar Athlete, Mayo Clinic Scholarship
Parents/guardians: Brian & Angela Kellner.
College you will be attending: Viterbo University.
Major you plan on pursuing: Nursing with a minor in psychology.
Your favorite class at JM: Anatomy & physiology.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: There is not one specific memory, but rather an abundance of memories with a close group of friends that will last a lifetime.
Your favorite high school accomplishments: Having a 4.0 with taking multiple AP & honor classes; a successful senior year soccer season with a great coach and wonderful teammates; going to state 2 years in a row for Health Occupation Students of America.
School activities: Varsity girls’ soccer (captain), Health Occupation Students of America, NHS, GPS.
Community service: National Honor Society, Relay for life, Christmas Anonymous, Youth Soccer.
Academic awards: Scholar Athlete.
Parents/guardians: Tim & Heidi Madson.
College you will be attending: Colorado Christian University.
Major you plan on pursuing: Health sciences.
Your favorite class at JM: Anatomy & physiology.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Friday night football games, dancing at halftime and showing our school spirit.
Favorite high school accomplishments: Maintaining a 4.0 gpa while taking AP courses; earning an “A” in AP Calculus AB; enjoying these 4 years with my friends and making memories.
School activities: Fall & winter Dance Team, National Honor Society, Orchestra.
Community service: Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers, Channel One Food Shelf, Blood donor (five times).
Academic awards: Dartmouth Book Award 2017; Excellence in Science and Mathematics Award 2018, Trustees’ Scholarship.
Parents/guardians: Angel & Janelle Morales.
College you will be attending: University of Arizona.
Major you plan on pursuing: Nursing with minor in art.
Your favorite class at JM: Ceramics.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Also the saddest … but, sections game for basketball against Lakeville North. I make the best leprechaun and love cheering on the boys.
Favorite high school accomplishments: Family history project in AMSTUDS; passing AP Physics Exam; athlete of the season – Winter 2018
School activities: Dance team, NHS, student council, GPS, ceramics.
Community service: NHS, involved in Christmas Anonymous, Relay for Life
Academic awards: Athlete of the season — Winter 2018, All Conference honorable mention, scholar athlete.
Parents/guardians: Laura Haapala-Peterson, Christian Peterson.
College you will be attending: University of California — Berkley.
Major you plan on pursuing: computer science/engineering.
Your favorite class at JM: AP physics.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: My favorite memory at JM was when I built my boat for my physics 2 Final and my group got awarded for “best paddling technique.”
Favorite high school accomplishments: 4.0 GPA; 34 ACT; passing every AP Exam I have taken.
School activities: Track & field, cross country.
Community service: YMCA summer program; Quarry Hill summer program.
Academic awards (3 favorite) AP Scholar Award, Big 9 Scholar Athlete, Top 10% Award at Junior Awards last year.
Parents/guardians: Tran Nguyen, My Mai.
College you will be attending: University of MN – Twin Cities.
Major you plan on pursuing: Electrical engineering.
Your favorite class at JM: Principles of engineering.
Your favorite memory from your time at JM: Making lifelong friends
Favorite high school accomplishments: Graduating; 4.0 GPA; passing AP Calculus BC with an A.
School activities: Rugby, Soccer.
Community service: Habitat for Humanity.
Academic awards: Oshkosh Foundation Scholarship
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