While many students participate in math clubs, soccer teams and art class after school, others prefer to test their stamina in the world of dirt biking. Freshman Cooper Saelzler experienced the thrill and perils of this high-powered activity. In August 2018, the second day of his eighth grade year, Saelzler was involved in a dirt bike accident, causing him to miss more than half of the school year.
The aspirations of most high school sophomores consist of distant goals which they hope to take on beyond high school. However, Mason Beal, ‘22, spends each school day keeping up with friends, school work and finishing his day on the family ranch, pursuing his goal of becoming a professional horse breeder. Beal, a fifth-generation trainer at Beal’s Quarter Horses, chases a career as a horse breeder and hopes to major in equine reproduction. Growing up on his family ranch provided Beal with first-hand experience and knowledge about breeding, training and ranch maintenance.
Beyond school hours, freshmen often occupy their free time with extra-curricular activities. Some of these diversions include sports, video games, arts and bike riding.