A year either seems like a long time or it seems like a breeze. This is no different for last year's graduating class of 2019. From military members to those who are furthering their education the class of 2019 seems to be involved in everything.
Jake Migas has been in the MTC program for diesel mechanics.
“I just got hired as a tech 2 diesel mechanic for Nevada Gold Mines and in four days I’ll be graduating college with an Associate’s Degree and Diesel Technology Certificate,” said Migas.
Hannah Growcock moved to Elko and is living in a house with six different people.
“I currently work for HHDS it’s Humboldt Human Development Services I help the intellectually challenged and help them with personal goals and learning everyday things,” said Growcock.
Mekenzie Vandemark is in the Army stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
“I have no plans after the service so far I just started and sure I’m learning a lot and meeting a lot of people from everywhere,” said Vandemark.
Josie Warn is enjoying life at the University of Utah as a double major in both French and Communications despite the pandemic.
“I didn’t work my first year, just focusing on my schoolwork was enough,” said Warn. “I did enjoy my first semester a lot. The second semester was a little weird with coronavirus, but it was still alright.”
Brendon Domire decided to stay close to home and pursue a major in Kinesiology with the intent of a Physical Therapy job.
“Right now I’m just working at the school district here in Winnemucca due to coronavirus,” said Domire. “But yes I am enjoying college. It’s a great change of atmosphere from high school that I’ve adapted too well.”
Saul Bernal has been working as a welder fabricator for the last 10 months.
As these graduates have had time to experience life outside of high school they have a few words of advice for upcoming graduates.
“All I have to add is congratulations and good luck to all the Lowry seniors this year with everything they do,” said Warn.
“Any advice I’d give would be to put yourself out there and go for it all,” said Domire. “Invest in your future and push yourself to be the best. Thank you for the opportunity to do this.”
Macey Katzenmeyer has been working at Java Town and attending GBC in Winnemucca but has other plans.
“I will soon be applying for the radiology program to become a radiology tech and get certified in sonography,” said Katzenmeyer.
Tanner Havens has been enjoying his time at the University of Arizona.
“I’m working at Arizona Noble Gas Laboratory as an undergraduate research lab worker,” said Havens. “Experiencing a new town and college is really fulfilling. I recommend everyone experience living somewhere other than home, even if it’s just for a few years.”