Academy Chatter: When and where are you the happiest?

Ared Hernandez, junior: “When my brother Aaron is not home (sooo much peace).”

Diego Sepulveda, junior: “I am the happiest when I’m surrounded by family and friends.”

Jadyn Kluesa junior:” I’m the happiest when I am at the football games with my friends.”

Leonardo Rodriguez, junior:  “When I’m with my brother.”

Goretty Juarez, sophomore:  “I was the happiest in Las Vegas because it was one of my last trips with my dad.”

Audrey Sladek, senior: “At my cottage or with my family… really just when I’m with my family.”

Rebekah Boucher, senior: “I am the happiest when I am with my best friend. I don’t get to see him often, but when I do we always have a great time.”

Sonja Gapinski, sophomore: “When I am around my family during the holidays.”

Kyle Griesbacher, senior: “The happiest  I have ever been is when I quit [working] at Schlotzsky’s.”

Monica Sosa-Hernandez, junior: “Somewhere new with the people I care about the most.”

Sammy Treml, sophomore: “Konop makes me happiest.”

Ruth Schlumpf, sophomore: “My best friends because they make me super happy.”

Chloe Forbes, sophomore: “Eight hours or more of sleep makes me happy.”

Chelsey Basulto, sophomore: “It makes me happy to make others feel happy; it makes me feel like I have value towards other people. Giving makes me the happiest.”

Renee Porod, sophomore: “Animals because they don’t say anything.”

Bella Weslow, junior: “I am happiest around my friends and family (people who I care about and understand me) because I can be myself and won’t get judged.”

Abby VanOoyen, junior: “When I play golf because I get to do something I really enjoy with my friends.”

Ellen Meeuwsen, junior: “I’m happiest when I am performing on a stage because I get to share what I love doing with other people, and I love that it usually makes people happy.”

Madison Vincent, junior: “I’m happiest when I play golf because Abby and I can be the dynamic duo.”

Ashley Lemens, junior: “When I play basketball because I like the game.”

Bella Brabazon, junior: “Wherever and whenever I’m with friends and family.”

Tim Geocaris, junior: “With the boys on the soccer field after a big win.”

Kayla Whatley, senior: “At night by a fire on a lake with friends or in the morning in a weight room.”

Keighley Blindauer, senior: “When I walk on the court or on the field for a game and it seems like nothing else matters in that moment, I don’t have to think about school or anything else that’s going on in my life besides my game. But overall, I’m honestly happiest when/where I don’t even expect to be. It could be walking the halls in school or hanging out with friends. Sometimes I just stop and appreciate where I’m at in life because I’ve come so far.”

Caleb Baeten, senior: “I am happiest with my friends because I feel like I can be myself around them and they don’t judge me.”

Molly Rader, junior: “I am happiest at home with my Mom, Dad, Michael, Matthew, Max, Andrew, and the puppy, Leo, because family time is very important to me.”

Bridget Kapic, junior: “When I’m at my cabin sitting on the dock talking with my cousins.”

Señora Stover, staff: “When I am at the Y burning off stress.”

Abby VanOoyen, junior: “When I’m golfing with my friends.”

Eli Servais, junior: “When it is 3:15 on a Friday.”

Matthew Shade, senior: “I am the happiest when I am water skiing in Door County during the summer.”

Maya Abujamra, senior: “I’m happiest when I’m laying on a beach, mid July.”

Nick Koehler, senior: “I am the happiest when I am by myself in a setting free of responsibility.”

Katie Ziefle, senior: “At any concert or in my bed.”

Jack Kress, junior:  “I am happiest in Wisconsin in the summer.”

Ellie Rose, junior:  “On the volleyball court.”

Hana Reitz, junior: “On the golf course.”

Maddy Burgess, junior:  “On the basketball court.”

Grace Wheeler, senior: “In my bed watching The Office, eating popcorn, crying myself to sleep at night.”

Chloe Capomacciosenior: “I am happiest when I am with people because they make me laugh.”

Stella DeMeusesenior: “In my bed watching Friends because no one bothers me.”
Will Urickjunior: “When my brother is not home because he doesn’t bother me.”
Logan Tennitysenior: “I am happiest when I am with my friends because they make me feel happy.”
Jada Ver Boortsophomore: “When I am at my cottage with my family because it is always fun.”

Sam Limoni, sophomore: “Either with friends or playing soccer.”

Tim Turek, sophomore: “On the field, playing football.”

Joe Diny, freshman:  “Probably at my house at night watching TV with my dad.”

Isaiah Hennessy, freshman: “Football field after I nail a kid.”

Mr. Dan Kriegl, staff: “Snowboarding in Breckenridge, Colorado.”

Tania Antonio, junior: “When I’m with my friends going out to eat or just seeing them.”

Brynn Greil, sophomore: “Playing sports.”

Emma Rose Sonnenburg, sophomore: “At my house, with my family and watch classic 80s movies.”

Mrs. Stanczak, staff: “My wedding day, the birth of my children, and when I spend time with my family.”

Stella Cuene, freshman: “When I play soccer because there is no weight on my shoulders.”

Autumn Klemencic, senior: “I am the happiest with my best friend Megan Zasuly in Door County.”

Jannae Walden, sophomore: “When I’m with my dad watching movies.”

Angel Bautista, junior: “ It depends, when I’m cooling, not worrying about anything, or when I’m listening to music and being with people that I’m close to.”

Ared Hernandez, junior: “When I get food. Im always happy at McDonalds.”

Karenna Lamm, senior: “With my family and friends, at gatherings or sporting events.”

Kayla Whatley, senior: “My dad, for never letting his paralysis stop him from something.”

Brooklyn Onell, sophomore: “My dad because he does everything he can to support our family.”

Joel Meglic, junior: “My grandma because she is da best.”

Sarah Wingert, sophomore: “My mom because she’s been through a lot of stuff and she is still my mom and is amazing.”

Vanessa Lent, senior: “I admire my mom because she works incredibly hard to make sure I am happy and provide me with all the tools I need to be successful in my life.”

Ms. Robbins, staff: “My brother because he’s always stayed true to himself and is never afraid to be who he is.”

Ared Hernandez, junior: “My grandma because she’s helped me through a lot.”

Angel Bautista, junior: “Muhammad Ali because he is a special kind of boxer.”

Leonardo Rodriguez, sophomore: “My brother. He motivates me to fight my fears.”

Diego Sepulveda, junior: “My mom. She teaches me life lessons and helps me whenever I need it.”

Hunter Soletski, junior: “Home because I’m not at school.”

Goretty Juarez, junior: “A place in Vegas because it was the last time I saw my father.”

Jack Kress, junior: “Germany because it’s my homeland.”

Jared Lafond, junior: “Home because I’m not in school.”

Sawyer Scholl, junior: “Playing sports because it’s something I’m good at, and it gives me joy.”