Colusa High’s Super Seven honored on Monday


The 43rd Annual Super Seven Dinner for Colusa High School’s most academically accomplished upperclassmen was held Monday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, in Friendship Hall.

The evening is 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 it 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.

Super Seven Seniors – 2018

Benjamin “Ben” Davies

Ben Davies is the son of Mike and Bonnie Davies

Ben likes Science and Math.  He is a member of the Golf and the Baseball teams.

His hobbies are video games and instruments.  He works for Davies Chevron.

Ben plans to attend a four year University where he will major in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Policy.

Most Influential Teacher:  John Wirt

Sidney Lay  

Sidney Lay is the daughter of Jamie and Christina Lay.

Sidney’s main interests in school are PE and English. She is busy with sports as a member of the Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, and Cross Country teams.  She is also a member of ESA, ASB, and the Yearbook staff.

Her hobbies are softball, running, and working out.  During the summer she works as a Lifeguard.

Sidney has committed to CSU Stanislaus for softball.  She will be majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis on physical therapy.  After college she will join the Navy to attend Medical School for Physical Therapy and to work with wounded soldiers.

Most Influential Teacher:  Eric Lay

Braden Lyss

Braden Lyss is the son of Eric Lyss and Bridget Ellis.

Braden likes Mathematics, Basketball and Golf.

His hobbies are playing sports and golf.  He has a job with Davies Oil.

Braden looks forward to attending a four year college where he will get a degree in Accounting.

Most Influential Teacher: Mitchell Nail

Aubrey Miller:

Aubrey Miller is the daughter of  Jeremy and Teia Miller.

Aubrey’s main interest in school include English/Reading, sports, and theatre.  Her extra-curricular activities are soccer, track, and the Independent Living Program.  Aubrey’s hobbies are reading and playing soccer.

Aubrey works at Sav-Mor Foods.

Next year, Aubrey will enroll at California State Univerity, Chico.

Most Influential Teacher: Stephanie Stever

Estefania “Stef” Orozco

Stef Orozco is the daughter of Saul and Raquel Orozco.

Stef enjoys Science and English.  She plays on the Volleyball and the Soccer teams and is a member of ASB and Yearbook staff.

Stef’s hobbies are sports, reading, and photography, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends. 

She plans to attend a four year university and major in Pre-med. She continue on to Medical school pursue her dream of becoming a Pediatric Surgeon.

Most Influential Teacher: Mark Abbay

Laura Preciado

Laura Preciado is the daughter of Mariano Sr. and Imelda Preciado 

Science and Government are Laura’s main interests in school.  She is a member of the Environmental Science Academy.

Laura enjoys watching Law and Order:  SVU, listening to music, and Zumba.

Laura wants to attend a four year University, either UC Davis or UCLA, to become a Registered Nurse.  After college, she plans to go on a Humanitarian Mission.  Ultimately, Laura will move to Southern California where she will adopt a lot of dogs and possibly, a pygmy goat.

Most Influential Teacher: John Wirt

Emerson “Emmy” Redding

Emmy Redding is the daughter of Kent and Marina Redding

English, Yearbook and Science are Emmy’s main interest in school.  She is a member ASB.

Emmy enjoys music, writing, traveling, going to concerts, and talking to friends.

Emmy plans are to attend a four year university in New York City or California.  It looks like she would really like to get out of California.  She plans to major in Communications with a focus on Music Business, working towards a career in the Music Industry.   

Most Influential Teacher: Stephanie Stever

Super Seven Juniors – 2018

John Boeger

John Boeger is the son of  Matt and Jill Boeger.

John is interested in Life Science, Physical Science, and History.  He enjoys doing lab activities and seeing the application of his work.

His extra-curricular activities are baseball, Future Business Leaders or America, and the 21st Century Club.

John’s hobbies are wake boarding during the summer months, snowboarding during the winter months, golfing, and watching movies.

He plans are to attend a four year university and to major in petroleum engineering.

Chloe Ferraiuolo

Chloe Ferraiuolo is the daughter of Julius and Paula Ferraiuolo.

Chloe’s main interest in school is Biological Science.  She is involved in clubs like Environmental Science Academy and California Scholarship Federation.  She is ASB Vice President and FBLA Co-President.

Chloe works as a Junior High Teacher’s Aide.  In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and traveling to the Coast.

Chloe plans to attend a four year University to study Marine Biology and Oceanography.

Rosa Garibay

Rosa Garibay is the daughter of Joaquin and Ortencia Garibay.

Math and Biology are Rosa’s main interests in school.  She is a member of  ESA and the Spanish Club. 

Rosa’s hobbies are reading and walking.  

After high school, Rosa plans to attend college where she will study Forensic Science.  She is bilingual which will be sure to help her in future pursuits.

Helena Mayella Harris

Helena Harris is the daughter of  Montserrat Arias and Chad Woodring.

Helena is mainly interested in Math and Science.  Her extra-curricular activities include 4H, FBLA, ESA, and ASB.  She is active in the athletic program at school as well as competitive sports.

Helena’s hobbies include playing on a competitive travel softball team, camping with family, and raising a Market Hog for 4H.

She plans to further her softball career in college.  She also plans to graduate from college with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing pursuant to becoming a Registered Nurse.

Nayeli Juarez Perez

Nayeli Juarez Perez is the daughter of Baltazar and Gloria Juarez.

Nayeli likes Math, Science, and Spanish.  Her extra-curricular activities include Cheerleading, ESA, Theatre, and volunteering.

She enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and driving tractors with her Dad.

Nayeli plans to attend a four year college and to get a STEM based degree.

Emily Pantoja Reyes

Emily Pantoja Reyes is the daughter of Everardo and Juana Pantoja.

Emily is interested in English, Science, and Speech and Debate.  She is a member of ESA, the Cheerleading squad, the Soccer team, and the Theatre group.

Emily’s hobbies include exercising, acting, painting, and tutoring 4th grade students.

After graduating from high school, Emily plans to attend college to further her studies in the Medical Field.

Erik Wrysinski

Erik Wrysinski is the son of  Jon and Colleen Wrysinski.

Math and Science are Erik’s main school interests.  He is a member of FBLA, ASB, and the Cross Country Team.

Erik’s hobbies are computer repair and problem solving, driving, and games. He has a job at Benden Farms. Erik plans to get a degree in Computer Science and pursue a job in Information Technology in Southern California or the Bay Area.■