Where Are They Now?: A Story on the Achievements of the Class of 2018

Alyssa Richards, Staff 2018-2019

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The class of 2018 had a lot going for them when they graduated in June.  Everyone has different paths and everyone wants to do something different.  Some people go to military, college, or even straight into the work force. Let’s see who went where!

“I’m going to TNCC for two years then I am transferring to George Mason to get a degree in Sports Management.  At TNCC, I’m currently on the fall basketball team and I’m practicing to be in pit for the opera later this year, and I work part time at sweet frog,” Lester Johnson said.

“Well, I’m going to TNCC.  I work at Chick-fil-a and I volunteer at the SPCA and I’m getting a bachelors in IT to open a hardware repair shop,” Shawn Knox said.

“I am going to Old Dominion University and I major in political science and I want to become a foreign service officer,” Caleb Reed said.

“I plan to go to college in the spring and start pursuing my singing voice. I just recently tried out for American Idol and I plan to try out for America’s Got Talent in December. I’ve been traveling and making money to save up for trips I plan to take this summer,” Hailey Faulk said.

“I’m delivering pizzas for Chanello’s Pizza and I’m about to go and play cymbals for an indoor drumline called Aftermath Percussion. I’m going back to Raiders in drum corp to march tenors for them, while I attend MSSU online.  As far as the future, I’m currently building up a resume of experience of marching band corps and indoor lines so I can get a drum tech job hopefully back at Grafton or with a DCI corp,” Ethan Bartel said.

“I’m a biotechnology major and I’ve been really involved in lab, and I rushed Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, and it’s been such an amazing experience.  Our philanthropy for this semester is the Blue Ridge Food Bank so we’ve been doing advocacy for that and I’ve been volunteering with Boys and Girls Club and the Salavation Army as well.” says Kiera Schwarz.