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Senior survey: Friend I’ll miss the most and why
Tara Connick
Seniors revealed the friend they will miss the most and more in The Marquee’s senior edition, which is available on

These answers were part of our senior edition, which was released in May 2020. The full issue can be found here

“Emma Lasater because she is always down to do random stuff and has been my BFF” — Allie Crinklaw

“Katelyn Harvey and Adriana Pueskens. They made me a better student and friend and person, and I would not be where I am without them. They are so kind and hardworking and smart and supportive” — Claire Reader

“Natalie Allread because she’s a junior” — Mary Handley

“Reed, he is the goat” — Noah Kirpatrick

“Mr. Sherrill because I will miss all of his funny quotes (Sherrillisms)” — Lauryn Walters

“My past self because self love is the best love” — Mai-An Luu Nguyen

“Chaitanya because he always knows how to make everyone smile” — Miranda Lutterbei

“Ally Galvan because we have been friends and lived only a minute away from each other for 13 years and it will be hard not to be with her always” — Brittyn Halbert

“David Rocha, he’s my brother and best friend rolled in one. We’ve been through it all together” — Ben Contreras

Sadie Riestenberg because our last names are very close.

— Brigit Reese

“Trin, my lil sis, because she’s the best friend I’ve ever had. And the six seniors in the Marcus color guard. Tatiana Beach Carson Applegate — brothers since elementary and baseball days and he’s moving to Michigan for college” — Patrick Bevins

“Abbie Barr because she does whatever I tell her to” — Bailey Roden

“Morgan Lee because she is moving to Nebraska” — Joy Yang

“Colby Rohr, because he’s lived by me since kindergarten and since he’s a junior I won’t be seeing him next year” — Zeke Camden Dayton

“Adriana Pueskens because she doesn’t wanna be my roommate” — Emily McLeod

“Any of my high school friends because my communication skills are poor, so I will miss them all” — Nathan Tonti

“I can’t pick one friend. I think I’m gonna miss all my friends” — Jadan Ruckdeschel

“McKenna Cowley because she always makes me laugh” — Nikhita Ragam

“Max Walsted, Ethan Barr, all of my underclassmen friends. I hope I’ll be able to keep up with all of these friends in the future. The friends I know I’ll have to keep track of are Brayden Bailey and Bradley Prince because they won’t be able to survive on their own” — Hayden Self

“Autumn Dodson because she is my only friend, and also because she’s really funny” — Hana Ajam

“Hunter Fields because she has the best roast” — Justice Douse

“It doesn’t feel right to pick one. I love all of my friends. It won’t feel like home without them. Maybe I’ll miss Ila Telford the most, idk” — Mia Taylor-Fitzgerald

“Austin Cork. He always made me feel special” — Michael Minton

“Chai Bashyam because he will be too rich and famous to hang out with me” — Lauren Szlosek

“All of them because they are my friends” — Cade Maner

“Ashley Start because she is the sweetest person ever” — Bella Whitesell

“Brice, he’s always been a fun and nice guy” — Ryan Whitfield

“Izzy Martinez because she always made me laugh and she was my go to girl for talking about boys” — Sarah Wilson

“Trevor Walls. He was the FIRST person I interacted with at Marcus High and has been by my side since then” — Marcus Anderson-Valencia

“Paige Hunden because she has been my best friend since she was a freshman and I was a sophomore. We are in different grades so our lives are going to be completely different now so I know it will be harder to see her versus the friends I have in my grade. We never have a dull moment together and we see each other 24/7 so I’m not ready for that to change” — Delayna Darvin

“McKinley Rodgers, because we are best buddies in cheer” — Kaitlyn Reichenberger

“Tatiana Beach, I love her and she’s my best friend” — Morgan Lyons

“Sanski because she is so cool” — Jenna Hauck

“Parker Edwards because we’ve been friends our whole lives and have always been able to text each other and decide to meet up randomly. Next year we’re going to be 7 hours away” — Pidge Cheatham

“Tyie, we grew up together and now that we are getting older our friendship changed a little bit” — Raquel Redmon

“Jessica Schubert for always getting me in and out of trouble ” — Chloe Hudson

The cockroaches in the halls for always being there.

— Emma Eidmann

“Griffin Joy, played hockey together and he’s a sophomore” — Ryan Poles

“Hannah Godsey because she is my best friend, 17 years and counting!” — Emma Janeway

“Ari and Bri because they are my best friends” — Bailey Tadolini

“Fredrick Chung, he humbles me” — Grant Papazian

“Remi Dzwolak, he’s beautiful” — Peyton Gibbs

“LA because she truly understands me without explanation” — Logan Collins

“Zach Ohlemeier because he is my favorite underclassman” — Ethan Barr

“My best friend Shalina because we’ve been friends since eighth grade and we have hung out almost every day since then. She will always be my person to lean on and have for moral support, she’s the best” — Hayden Phillips

“Natalie Bonner — she’s going to Bama 8 hours away from OU” — Riley Vaughn

“Elizabeth and Cheyenne because they have been there for me anytime I ever needed them” — Aaron Guerra

“Emma Vega, Emily McLeod and Adriana Pueskens. They’re some of the few people that can make me cry-laugh” — Sam Thornfelt

“Nick Schnan because he is the savior of Marcus soccer” — Garrett Karbs

“Madeline Cherry, we’ve been friends since 3rd grade” — Kendall Bailey

“Sara Wilson, because she keeps me on my toes” — Renee Gomez

“Sarah Saleem because she’s a little genius and going to Yale!!! I’m so proud of her, but me and our best friends will miss her at UT ” — Carol Anne Starks

“Chandler, I’ve known him since primary school” — Adam Matthews

“Nick Underwood because I care about him a lot and he’s going far away” — Madeline Cherry

“Emily Reynolds; I’ve known her for 8 years” — Bella Fortino

“Madeleine George because we are going to different schools that are far from each other” — Sierra Scott

“My friend is going to college with me” — Addison Eads

“Sandee Gipson, that’s my favorite freshman there is” — Cameron Neustupa

“Tori Rees because she’s my girl” — Morgan Mayers

“Brigit Reese because she’s been my bestie since Briarhill and we are gonna be 14 hours away from each other next year” — Sadie Riestenberg

“My best friend because we have been friends since middle school” — Victoria Alonzo

“Sadie Riestenberg because our last names are very close” — Brigit Reese

“Ethan Kappler because he always gave me food/candy on game days” — Nancy Benitez

“Ben Contreras because he runs like a turkey” — Shalina Sabih

“My cross country friends, I’ve been with them every morning and almost every evening, they’ve seen me at my worst and at my best, and they’ve always been there for me” — Ashlynn Mays

Ben Contreras because he runs like a turkey.

— Shalina Sabih

“The swim team because they have been with me through all of my crazy moments” — Annette Nguyen

“Natalie Bonner because she’s moving all the way to Bama” — Riley Vaughn

“Peyton Gibbs” — Remi Dzwolak

“Kaitlyn Reichtenberger because we’re literally the same person and she’s the best friend I’ve ever had” — Preslie Hutcherson

“None. All my friends that I’ll miss I’ll talk to anyways” — Miguel Elliott

“LA Herba cause she’s cool I guess” — Abigail Frantz

“Riley Vaughn, Maddie Meiner and Logan Collins because I will be over 600 miles away” — Natalie Bonner

“Kristine Tabios because I won’t have someone to goof off with in AP music theory anymore” — Ayra Charania

“Adriana Pueskens, we’ve been besties since fifth grade” — Arianne Van Der Stuyf

“Jahitza, she has been the best friend I could ask for” — Noe Morales

“Kendall Petteway — he is my best friend duh” — Madalin Dotzel

“Jet B because he’s my best friend” — Andrew Wegendt

“Brooke, Blythe, Ryan L., Ryan, Travis, Rosater, Bryce, many more” — Parker Bastien

“Emma Vega, Emily McLeod, Sam Thornfelt, Claire Reader” — Adriana Pueskens

“Abby Atkinson because we’ve been close my whole high school career” — Allison Leone

“Lexie Hernandez because she was there for it all” — Autumn Dodson

“Justus Lewis, Aidan Forgay, Lexie Nyland, Taylor Charolton, Kristen Sullivan, Caelyn Bayer and so much more but I love them (can’t forget Jonah Ball or Kendall Petteway)” — Erik Nibarger

“Kaitlyn Hughes and Madeline Cherry because they’re just as weird as I am and the sweetest people ever” — Julia Campopiano

“Logan Collins because I’ll just never see him again” — Gwyneth Glanton

“The cockroaches in the halls for always being there” — Emma Eidmann

“Ainsley Durham because she listens to me complain about every single person I know” — Destiny Simpson

My past self because self love is the best love.

— Mai-An Luu Nguyen

“I’m going to have to say Andrew Gange. I’ll miss my best friends of course, but I know I’ll see them again. I just think Andrew is really special for some reason, and I wish I had more time to figure out why I believe that” — Caitlin Kinder

“Caitlin Kinder because she is a joy to be around, she makes me laugh, she holds me accountable and always encourages me to be a better version of myself ” — Victoria Cheshire

“Logan Collins, because his shaming keeps me in check” — Lauren Herba

“Exclusive bros because of the comradery” — Jordan Litten

“Ashleigh Jooste, she’s a foot taller than me” — Dahlia Clark

“Sydney Marie Stoeberl. She’s been my closest friend since 7th grade, and I wouldn’t be who I am today without her” — Aynslee Barber

“All my friends on soccer because I made so many great memories with them” — Tyler Dawson

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Tara Connick
Tara Connick, Managing Editor
Tara Connick is a senior and this is her third year on staff. She’s a designer but also has a soft-spot for photography. She spends most of her time in front of her computer stressing over fonts and layouts in the back newsroom while drinking way too many energy drinks or iced coffees, but when Hale finally kicks her out you can find her going on hikes or changing up her hair... again. Tara is so excited to be this year’s managing editor and see staff create amazing content in unprecedented ways.
Esmeralda Arellano
Esmeralda Arellano, Designer
This is senior Esmeralda Arellano’s  first year on staff. This is her last year at Marcus and she hopes to make a big impact with the paper. It is her dream to pursue a career in cosmetology by attending beauty school and getting her license to do both hair and makeup professionally. Check out her playlist here:

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