Janhing Sanchez

Janhing Sanchez wants to pursue a career in the medical field as a pediatrician.

“I like helping people,” said Janhing. “I love working with children.”

The beginning of that road will either be at Kellogg Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College for Janhing.

Though her interests lay with medicine, Janhing thoroughly enjoys art. Her favorite things to draw are mandala images. This art style involves complicated patterns to create a circular-shaped design.

“I like to draw mandala drawings because I think it is really cool to see, and there the easiest things for me to draw,” Janhing said.

Through her positive attitude and gentle demeanor, Janhing earned the Optimist Club’s student of the month. Twice. She was first awarded this honor as a freshman and again as a senior.

“I was surprised because I didn’t expect [the award],” Janhing said. “I was really happy and shocked at the same time.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Dylynn Stoner

Dylynn Stoner knows where she is starting her college degree.

“I am dead set on Kellogg Community College,” Dylynn said. “It is cheaper, close to home, and convenient.”

She intends to major in photography and multimedia but isn’t afraid to explore business as an option.

Dylynn’s interest in photography manifested when she went to the Upper Peninsula for a summer vacation. There she realized she loved taking photos.

“I could see myself doing it for a living,” Dylynn said.

Dylynn interns with freelance photographer John Grap and thoroughly enjoys the experience.

The highlight of Dylynn’s senior year was finishing her Capstone on abortion. The project helped her become a stronger person.

“Capstone helped me realize that God has a plan and everything happens for a reason,” Dylynn said. “There will be light at the end of the tunnel.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Zhiyuan (Stephen) Zhou

Zhiyuan Zhou, or Stephen, wants to major in business management and perhaps become a managing director after college.

“In the future, I want to manage a company,” Stephen said.

Currently interning with Battle Creek Unlimited, Stephen’s internship shows him how the workplace runs and what he needs to do to excel in it.

Given his future interests, it makes sense that Stephen’s favorite classes are economics and mathematics.

“I love math,” Stephen said. “I also think the teachers, Mrs. Pfost and Mrs. Vanpelt, are very nice.”

As an exchange student from China, the first thing Stephen noticed about St. Philip High School was its unique atmosphere.

“I never knew the Catholic culture, so that was different,” Stephen said.

Stephen wants to go to college in California. It’s just a matter of which one. He plans on attending a community college for two years, then transferring to a university.

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Abbie Lahr

Abbie Lahr is excited to attend Olivet next fall. She received a multitude of scholarships that attending there affordable. Plus, it is close to home, enabling a smoother transition.

Abbie plans to major in accounting so she can pursue a career as a certified public accountant.

“Everything needs accounting,” Abbie said. “Every type of business needs an accountant on their staff.”

Abbie interns at the Haven of Rest in the accounting department and thoroughly enjoys the hands-on experience.

“Instead of me just sitting there and watching my boss work, she’s been actually letting me do it,” Abbie said.

This decorated athlete is looking forward to playing a plethora of sports for Olivet. Abbie wants to try out new sports, particularly lacrosse, but no sport will replace her tried-and-true favorite. Basketball.

“I’ll be playing basketball there, and I feel comfortable with the coach,” Abbie said. “I want to help the team [at Olivet] grow.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

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