Class of 2017: NEHS seniors bid a poetic farewell with 22 days left


courtesy of Natalie Rebetsky

(From left to right) Class of 2017 members Courtney Green, Garrett Wiehler, Samantha Buckman, Elise Fenstermacher, Rowan Tinney, Caitlyn Kubik, Olivia Wolfe, Rayanne Eaves, and Gabriella Wolfe celebrate 22 days left with sidewalk chalk.

The LHS chapter of the National English Honor Society annually celebrates National Poetry Month with their Poetry on the Sidewalk event in April.

On April11, a hot sunny day, members wrote poems, including quotes from Robert Frost, Richard Siken, Rupi Kaur, and many more.

Class of 2017 NEHS participants gathered for a photo, but there are 49 in the club. The six senior officers are President Tory Spruill, Vice Presidents Emily Barbagallo and Sydney Rossman, Secretaries Grace Williams and Courtney Green, Historian Grace Weaver, and Treasurer Emma Wynkoop.

Courtney Green plans to attend Frederick Community College, and will miss the Friday night lights at LHS.

Samantha Buckman will attend the University of Maryland to study international business.

Elise Fenstermacher and Tory Spruill are attending Virgina Commonwealth University in the fall. Spruill plans to study photography and Fenstermacher will study in the audio and visual fields. Fenstermacher’s fondest memories are of the theatre department.

Rowan Tinney has been an avid supporter of the National Art Honor Society and plans to study art therapy at Drexel University.

Garrett Wiehler has not yet decided where he will study, but plans to major in the political field. His favorite memory of LHS is the assembly where he and Lincoln Robisch were recognized for their win at Destination Imagination 2016.

Caitlin Kubik will attend the University of Pittsburgh to study Nutrition Science. Kubik said, “I think I’ll miss math class with Mrs. Purgason.”

Rayanne Eaves was elected FFA President, and will continue her love for agriculture and study animal science at the University of California, Davis.

Gabriella Wolfe has not yet declared a major, but plans to attend Towson University. Wolfe’s twin Olivia Wolfe has not yet decided her place of study, but will major in nursing. Both wished their friends the best of luck and will miss them while they continue their college educations.

Here are more photos from the event: