What is your full name?

Kierstin Mertz.

What are your future plans? What are you majoring in, if you are planning on attending a post-secondary school?

I plan on taking a gap year then going into the marines to be part of one of their bands.

What has made this year your best year?

Being able to complete everything there is to do as a senior such as competing in my last marching show and last musical. I love being able to make these great memories.

If you could give any advice to the underclassmen, what would you say?

It is tough now but it will get easier. Just do as you are told and everything will work itself out eventually.

Who has been your biggest influence at the school and why? (teacher, administrator, staff member)

Mr. Conrad because as a band student I see him more than my own family sometimes. He has helped be who I want to be a achieve everything else in between. He has believed in all of us and given us that confidence to succeed.

What class has been the most beneficial for you? Why?

Wind Ensemble because it has shown me what I want to do for the rest of my life.

What is something interesting about you that most people wouldn’t know about you?

I bake a lot of food and I love decorating things like cakes and cupcakes.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Finally getting out of the marines and trying to settle down a bit.

Are you planning on playing sports in college? If so what sport and where?