In May Grady Barackman, son of Rob and Renee Barackman, graduated from Rockhurst High School, where he was achieved high honors all four years. He was a member of Patriotism Club, Gardening and Philosophy Club and Investment Club.
He wrestled for the Hawklets throughout high school, three years as a varsity letterman. In addition, he played football as a freshmen, participated in CYO basketball and played on a men’s league softball team.
Each summer he worked full-time at Palmetere Bros warehouse.
Community service included activities of the Total Ignatius Experience (week-long mission trips in Kansas City, Tennessee and Tijuana), Ronald McDonald House, Harvesters, the Upper room and a three-week service project at the Gillis Home
A favorite LQ activities has been “coving out” with family and friends, golfing, hiking and golf cart rides. Grady also admits to an interest in politics; he loves attending the annual LQ membership meetings.
Grady will be attending the University of Kansas School of Buisiness and living at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house. He plans on studying supply chain management.
Noah Bates, son of Raymond and Ev Bates, graduated from St. James Academy, where he was a member of National Society for High School Scholars his junior and senior year. He participated in Freshman Football in 2014, was a JV starting offensive lineman in 2015, Varsity OL in 2016 and 2017, and played Rugby in 2014 and 2015.
Over the last four years, Noah completed over 150 hours of community service with Heartland SPCA (walked dogs and helped care for animals needing homes) Garden Terrace of Overland Park (worked with patients on the Alzheimer’s and dementia floors); Natural Ties of Lawrence (was paired with a developmentally disabled person in the community and weekly attended events with them; and Operation Breakthrough of KCMO (worked in a preschool classroom with 4- and 5-year-olds.
Noah has fond LQ memories of camping with friends and snake hunting when he was younger. At one time he had seven snakes as pets.
In the fall, Noah will begin classes at the University of Kansas, where he has been admitted to the School of Engineering and will decide after taking classes which discipline/degree he will earn.
Reese Greiner, son of Kelli and Allen Greiner graduated from Olathe Northwest High School in May. He was National Merit Commended Scholar, a Kansas State Scholar, and graduated in the academic top 10 percent of his senior class.
Reese was active in theatre (Executive Thespian Board 2013-2017); National Honor Society President (2016, 2017); Flatline Improvisation Troupe (Captain) and All-State Improv Team (senior). He was a three-time state qualifier in Speech and Debate.
In 2015-2016 Reese was a summer employee at the LQ golf course, where he was a garage worker. During 2016-2017, he worked at Sylas and Maddy’s Ice Cream.
Christy Kentfield, daughter of Amy and Kevin Kentfield, is a recent graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School, where her favorite activities were Stewardship Club, Student Ambassador and Scream Team. She was on the Second Honor Roll all four years.
She competed in field hockey all four years, lacrosse her freshman and sophomore years and achieved distinction as best player for defensive position.
Christy volunteered at Lake View Village and the Upper Room.
Favorite lake memories include evening boat rides with the family, celebrating the 4th of July, and meeting/creating lifetime friendships with people living at the lake. Your kids may know Christy, as she worked as a nanny.
She will attend The University of Kansas, where she plans to major in strategic journalism and design, visual communication.
Jim Leonard, graduated in May from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, where she was on the 4.0 Honor Roll all fours years and was named a Kansas Honors Scholar, Kansas ACT Scholar, and Presidential Scholar.
As a junior and senior, Sophie was a member of Link Crew (chosen by faculty to lead and mentor freshman to help them acclimate to high school and provide support throughout the school year); National Honor Society 11, 12; and French National Honor Society 12.
She earned community service hours at Shawnee Mission Hospital (volunteer at front desk to help visitors find patients); Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter in Kansas City (made blankets for children staying in shelter because of family violence); Harvesters (packaged food for the hungry); Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawnee (made rosaries for the sick and elderly); Special Needs Prom, Kansas City, Kansas School District; Johnson County Developmental Supports (performed yard work for house of disabled adults); Lake Quivira Triathlon (set up signs; supervised children of athletes; cleanup).
In 2015 Sophie worked as a volleyball referee for Johnson County Parks & Recreation. In 2016, she worked retail sales for 3&2 Baseball Club in Lenexa.
Favorite LQ activities were Summer rec, Junior golf and swim team.
Sophie will attend the University of Tulsa. She is undecided on a major, but is considering accounting and/or psychology.
Logan Hagan-McAnany, son of Tim and Alesia McAnany, graduated from Rockhurst High School.
Throughout high school, he worked at McAnany Construction. During his off hours, he enjoyed spending time with his friends at the beach and on the boats.
Community service included volunteering at The Forum retirement community in Overland Park
Logan will study conservation and park management at K-state.
Sam McAnany, son of Phil and Barb McAnany, was busy during his high school years, participating for three years in track and field and lettering in cross country for four years. In addition, he was active in Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout ranking. During the summers, he worked for the family business, McAnany Construction.
Like so many Quivira kids before him, Sam loved hanging out at the dock and being with family and friends on the Lake. A great childhood memory was all the fun times he had during Summer Rec.
This fall, Sam heads to K-state, where he’ll study engineering.
Ryan Rebori, son of Lanette and Frank Rebori, graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest, where he was a member of the National Honors Society 2015-2017, Linked Crew 2015-2016 and Latin Club 2013-2017.
He played Sports Club Soccer 2015-2017; and was a member of the SMNW soccer team 2013-2014; SMNW boys golf team 2014; and SMNW track team – javelin 2015-2017.
He was awarded an academic letter with distinction 2013-2017 and was named an AP Scholar, Kansas Scholar 2016-2017, Sophomore Top 100, 4.0 Honor Roll 2013-2017, delegate to Congress of Future Scientists, Presidential Scholar;, and was awarded Achievements in Writing and a Social Science Award.
Ryan will attend the University of Colorado Boulder and will study aerospace engineering in the honors program.
Brady Rolig, son of Bret and Dee Rolig, graduated from Mill Valley High School, where he was on the A Honor Roll all four years. His senior year he was named a Kansas Scholar and was awarded a Governor’s Achievement Award for Top 1 percent Scholar recognition, as well as a Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship Award
Among Brady’s activities in high school were Student Council 9-12, Student Body President 12, Student Body Vice President 11, Broadcast Journalism 10-12, Producer for Mill Valley Television 11-12, Theater 11-12, National Honor Society 11-12, and Spanish National Honor Society 12.
He volunteered at the Relay for Life of Jaguar Nation, an event that raised $78,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Jobs held during high school included working at Hy Vee grocery store and athletic officiating with JOCO Parks and Recreation.
His favorite memories at Lake Quivira include his years in summer rec.
Brady will attend the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he will major in physiology and Spanish, and pursue a path to medical school.
Lucas Jay Scheele, son of Cheryl and Eric Scheele, graduated from St. James Academy.
He participated in debate 9-10, forensics 9-10, football 9, baseball 9-12, and was a varsity letterman for 3 years.
Part-time employment during high school was at Go Lizards Pet Store, Bonner Springs Pizza (delivery), and Between the Lines Club Baseball (umpire).
Ranking at the top of his favorite activities at LQ are hanging out with friends at the dock, wake boarding, snake hunting and late-night cat fishing, while his best memories include participating in swim team and other summer rec classes.
He especially enjoyed showing the kids at the beach his reptile finds from around the lake and his reptile pets. In fact, breeding snakes and lizards is a hobby of Lucas’.
Community service has included volunteering for Quivira Summer Rec and helping with youth ministries at Westside Family Church.
Lucas’ future plans include playing baseball at the collegiate level on a pitching scholarship–and majoring in business.
Libby Terril, daughter of Rochelle and Ryan Terril, graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy, where her academic honors included Honor Student all 8 semesters,2013-17)
Many of Libby’s achievements during high school revolved around the arts. She was president of choir program 2017, president of Rockhurst HS Improv Team 2017, Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role Blue Star Nomination 2017; Kansas City Superstar Semi-Finalist 2017, Varsity Singers, St.Teresa’s Academy Singers 2013-17; roles in Rockhurst and St. Teresa’s Musicals 2013-17. (Libby has participated in over 55 musical productions.)
In addition, she was a member of Spirit Club, Big Sis-stars, Senior Ambassadors and is a Certified Nurse Aid
Libby completed over 135 hours at the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center and 70 hours on a mission trip to San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala.
She lists her favorite LQ activities memories as summer rec, swim team and all the nights in the Gomers’ back yard.
Libby has been awarded a non-resident tuition scholarship at the University of Arkansas to study nursing. She hopes to someday work in pediatric oncology.
Molly Cameron Welch, daughter of Stacey and Blake Welch, graduated in May from Maranatha Christian Academy, where her achievements included National Honors Society vice president, Yearbook (editor senior year), Student Council officer and ambassador all four years of high school. She was National Honors Society vice president and Kansas State Scholar 2017.
Molly was captain of the tennis team 12, basketball captain 12, state swim team 2015- 2017 (interleague champions 2016) and cheerleading.
Jobs held during high school included working at By B! Boutique as a sales/pricing associate, summer rec teacher/swim instructor, LQ Catfish swim coach and as a CNA at Village Shalom in the rehabilitation center.
A memorable community service project was a 2016 mission trip to Managua, Nicaragua, to a place called Project Hope. She went with her church and built homes in a small village.
Always with her will be LQ memories of growing up participating in summer rec and having the privilege to teach it, Bachelorette watching parties at the Gomers, playing “MOVIES” on the grey dock with the LQ crew and the 4th of July festivities every year.
Molly will attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas, to study nursing. She plans to become a nurse anesthetist.