The 39th annual Super Seven Dinner was held April 7, 2014 at the Methodist Church in the Friendship Hall.
The evening was a celebration in honor of students with the top academic records for both the junior and senior classes at Colusa High School.
The Super Seven Dinner originated in 1975 based on a proposal by Florence Stevens, President of the Colusa Women’s Club. The Club continued the tradition for 22 years until the club disbanded.
In 1998, the Gamma Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi resumed the program, and has since been joined by the Soroptimist International of Colusa County, in honoring academic excellence.
During the event the seniors also honored the teacher who they felt had influenced them the most.
Parents: J.R. & Beth Abele
Ryan’s main interests in school are Science, English, and History. He is a member of FBLA, FFA, ESA, and ASB. He was team captain for football and was chosen All-League. He is also team captain for Track and holds the league championship in the 100 meter and 200 meter events. Next year, Ryan will attend Pomona College where he will double major in Economics and Environmental Policy. In addition, Ryan would like to become an agricultural/environmental attorney and plans to attend graduate school at Stanford or Washington State. Ryan hopes to return to the Sacramento Valley and practice law.
Most Influential Teacher: Mr. Craig Richards
Parents: Robert & Dianne Wright
Taylor’s favorite subject in school has always been Math because there is always a solution. Her extracurricular activities include FBLA, CSF, and ESA. In the future she plans to attend a four year University and major in Marketing.
Most Influential Teacher: Ms. Rebecca Changus
Parents: Bobby & Cora Bill
Kristin’s main interests in school are English and Math. She is a member of FBLA, Environmental Science Academy (ESA), and California Scholarship Federation (CSF). In the fall, Kristin plans to attend either CSU Monterey Bay or CSU Sonoma where she will major in Business Administration.
Most Influential Teacher: Mr. Matt Giffin
Parents: Mike and Bonnie Davies
Taylor likes Government, Economics, Leadership, and English. She is a member of FBLA, ASB, and CSF. She is also a member of the tennis and softball teams. Taylor plans to attend a four-year University and major in Political Science. She would love to study abroad during her junior year in college and serve as an intern for parliament. Her dream is to have a job in Foreign Affairs.
Most Influential Teacher: Mrs. Susan Barrett
Parents: Renea & Anahi Garcia and Erika & Neil Pearson
Gabi’s main interests in school are Math and Art. Her extra-curricular activities include ESA and CSF. Her plans for the future are to attend a Junior College starting this summer. Then Gabi hopes to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona where she will major in Fashion Merchandising.
Most Influential Teacher: Ms. Kim Olson
Parents: Daniel & April Kraft
Eric’s main interests in school are Literature, Art, and Science. His extra-curricular activities include FBLA, CSF, ESA, Cross Country, ASB, and Adult Literacy Tutoring. Eric plans to attend a four year university prior to entering Medical School where he will specialize in Psychiatry.
Most Influential Teacher: Mr. Robert Kirkman IV
Parents: Carina Padilla and Ruben Aranda
Cynthia’s main interests in school are Math, Science, and Leadership. She belongs to FBLA, ESA, CSF, ASB, and Upward Bound. In the future, Cynthia plans to attend either CSU Long Beach or Pepperdine University where she will major in Marketing.
Most Influential Teacher: Mr. Robert Kirkman Jr.
Parents: Frank & Julia Davison
Rachel’s favorite subjects are Science and Math. Currently she is taking Chemistry and Pre-Calculus. Rachel likes to cheer, play soccer and softball. She also loves to dance! After high school, Rachel plans to go straight into a four year college and set herself on the track to become a pediatrician.
Parents: Jose Iniguez & Rosa Araiza
Alan likes Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and spots. He is a member of Environmental Science Academy, California Scholarship Federation, Track, and Cross Country. In the future, Alan would like to go to UC Davis, major in Biochemistry, and see where the world takes him from there.
Parents: Jacob & Shannon Laux
Cheyenne’s main interest in school is to do the best that she knows she can do. She is active in FFA, tennis, and occasionally basketball. After high school, Cheyenne plans to attend a four year college and major in International Business of International Relations.
Parents: Sayrol Lara
Sally really enjoys her Honors Pre-Calculus class even though it is a bit difficult. She also enjoys English and Shop. Sally is active in FFA, Young Life, Wyldlife, ESA, and Cheer. Besides all of this, Sally is involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. Sally is considering a major in Psychology or Kinesiology.
Parents: Randy & Stephanie Myers
Shayne strives to always do her best by maintaining her current GPA and playing on the Tennis team. She also enjoys raising and marketing livestock which she shows at county, state, and national levels. Shayne plans to go to Kansas State University where she will major in International Business. Once she has earned that degree she would like to manage the overseas sales of her family’s ranch.
Parents: Michael & Kerry Steidlmayer
Kolby loves reading, writing, and Science. She is a member of FFA and the Golf Team. Kolby also plans to attend Kansas State University and to graduate with a double major in Agribusiness and Animal Science. She then plans to open a Vet Clinic specializing in ranch livestock.
Parents: Joe & Kimberly Steidlmayer
Matthew’s main interest in school is to maintain straight A grades while being a member of FFA, FBLA, ESA, and he plays on the Baseball team. Matthew plans to attend college for four years and to major in an Ag related subject.
The Colusa Super Seven Committee would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their support of the Super Seven Dinner: Burger King, Colusa; Don and Diane Bransford; Chung Sun Market; Colusa County Office of Education; Colusa Linen Supply, Inc.; Colusa Sun Herald; Colusa Dairy; G. Stan Kearby Insurance Agency; Market Street Grill; Save-Mor Market; Williams Pioneer Review; and Larry and Kandy Yeghoian.