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Nate Woodbourne
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High senior Nate Woodbourne is an amazing young man. Besides being academically driven and taking rigorous courses in high school, he maintains a high GPA. Additionally, he has participated in football and track and is currently second in state for javelin throwers. Nate will be headed to University of Arizona in the fall. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Jasmeen Sidhu
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Jasmeen Sidhu plans to attend Arizona State University to major in Biological Sciences in the fall. She is a National Merit Finalist and has been awarded the Sun Devil State Award. She plans on going to medical school post undergrad with a desire to become a dermatologist. She has committed countless hours to her extracurricular activities, including being a member of the National Honor Society, Science is Fun, and Si Se Puede. In addition to being in clubs, Jasmeen has followed her passion of dance and has been a member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, the Kismet Junior Dance Company, and the Arizona Dance Studio. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Stephanie Robinson
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Stephanie Robinson plans to attend Baylor University as an Invitation to Excellence Scholar majoring in Nutrition Sciences. She has a strong interest in nutrition with a goal of becoming a registered dietician. She received the Principal's 4.0 award for four consecutive years. As part of the Basha High School Girls Varsity Tennis team, she was named Most Valuable Player (2019) and captain (junior year), and volunteered to help coach the freshman team. Stephanie's extracurricular activities include National Honors Society, Link Crew, Young Conservative Student Union, Concert Band, and Student Government where she served as freshman class president and as sophomore class publicity manager. She logged over 100 hours of community service volunteering with Feed My Starving Children, local elementary schools (setting up and managing carnivals, art programs and dances), the Basha Public Library Summer Reading program, and meal preparation as a volunteer cook at Avana Assisted Living. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Madelynn Mortenson
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Madelynn Mortenson has taken many AP, Honors, and Dual Enrollment courses has a 4.28-weighted GPA. She received the Student of the Quarter award in her Biology class her sophomore year and the 4.0 award from 2017-2020. Madelynn has been actively involved in community service, completing 45 hours of volunteer work through the National Honor Society. Throughout the winter of 2019, she served a total of twenty hours volunteering at Feed My Starving Children. Madelynn's long-term goal is to be a psychiatrist. She wants to major in Psychology and then go to medical school to pursue a degree in Psychiatry at either the University of Alabama or the University of Arizona. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Olivia Breen
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Olivia Breen has served in many capacities: Girl STEMpowerment (Director of Physics), Science is Fun (Senior Representative), NHS, Symphonic Orchestra (holding positions as Concertmaster, Section Leader, Council Treasurer, and Council VPGirl). She has been honored as part of the Southwest Regional Orchestra, Arizona All-state Orchestra, and was among a select group of students who made All Regional and All State all four years of high school. Olivia is also co-founder and 1st violinist of Willow String Quartet and Social Media Chair/Winter Summit Chair for the Gilbert Town Fiddlers. This summer, she has been selected to attend and perform at Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival and Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute. Olivia is a National Merit Finalist, Hispanic National Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is deciding between attending Vanderbilt University for violin performance or The University of Colorado majoring in violin performance and aerospace engineering. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Aubrey Breen
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Aubrey Breen has been a vital part of the school community through her involvement with Science is Fun, Girl STEMpowerment (Director of Biology Curriculum and Workshop Leader), LINK Crew, and National Honor Society. She is president of the BHS Orchestra Council and has been the principal cellist in Symphonic Orchestra all four years. Additionally, she is 1st cellist and Co-founder of Willow String Quartet; Cellist, Social Media Chair and Social Events Coordinator for Gilbert Town Fiddlers; and was awarded Honorable Mention in the Arizona Cello Society Competition 2020. Aubrey will be attending The University of Notre Dame, majoring in mechanical engineering and cello performance. She is recognized as a Hispanic National Scholar, Commended Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Winter Ashley
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Winter Ashley was an active member in ITS (International Thespian Society), SIC (Sudden Impact Comedy), National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, GSA, and was instrumental in launching CUSD's Diversity and Equity program. Winter was involved with the Arizona Coalition Girl Up and Teen Advisor to Girl Up Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She has been highlighted in the Smithsonian Institute for her part in women's activism, and presented at the United Nations Global Engagement Summit panel. Winter was named a Questbridge National Search Scholar and will be attending Washington and Lee University with a full 4-year scholarship. She intends to study neuroscience and law. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Jake Summers
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  A vital part of the Basha Academic Decathlon team, Jake Summers’ stellar finish at the state competition placed him 2nd overall among all competitors, with a 1st place medal in science (perfect score), a 1st place medal in music (perfect score), and medals in four other disciplines. The team closed the season with a 3rd place team finish at State, Basha’s highest ranking in school history. He recently learned that he is going to compete at the Academic Decathlon national level competition. This year, the Science is Fun club earned the Most Engaging Presentation at the Arizona SciTech Festival with his Honors Science Research contributions. A National Merit Finalist scholarship winner, AP Scholar and recipient of two Academic Decathlon scholarships, Jake will graduate with an AP Capstone Diploma from Basha. He plans to attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and double major in mathematics and astrophysics. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Ayanna Pena
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Ayanna Pena is in the Physical Therapy program at EVIT, where she was voted physical therapy class president. Ayanna excels both in the classroom and as a humanitarian. Throughout her high school experience, she has volunteered at a crisis pregnancy center, taken numerous philanthropic trips to Mexico and Nicaragua, and led a fundraiser for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Anna Curry
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High School has been lucky to have senior Anna Curry for the last four years because of her passion for others and for always excelling at anything she does. During her time at BHS, she has served as an American Sign Language club officer for four years, a National Honor Society member for two years, an Orienteering and Marksmanship Junior Reserves Officer in the Junior ROTC Training Corps for the last three years, state qualifier for HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) Biotechnology Club for the last two years, a Kitty Hawk Air Society deputy commander for two years, and as the Gender and Sexuality Expression vice president for a year. Throughout these pursuits and through her philanthropic endeavors, she dedicates herself to the school mission of benevolence, honor, and scholarship where she has volunteered over 110 hours during her time as a Bear. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Olivia Hajdys
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High senior Olivia Hajdys has a 4.875 GPA. She was Vice President of HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America), president of Science is Fun, president of the National Spanish Honors society, and president of Si Se Puede. Olivia competed on both the spirit line and dance team at Basha High and was a state level award winner at HOSA competitions. She is fluent in three languages - English, Polish, and Spanish. Olivia is a humanitarian, serving those in need overseas providing medical assistance. She is also a Certified Basic Life Support instructor. Olivia will graduate summa cum laude. She will be accepting the National Guard ROTC scholarship and attending the University of Arizona as a Pre-Med major. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Cayden Musgrove
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Cayden Musgrove has a weighted GPA of 4.3 and has been a National Honor Society member of two years. He has taken multiple engineering classes which all dealt with things such as coding, bread-boarding, and graphic design, in addition to multiple Advanced Placement and honors classes. Cayden is also very involved in extracurricular activities at school and outside of school. He is a peer facilitator and helps special needs students with PE skills, life skills, and social skills. He has attended Feed My Starting Children on multiple occasions to prepare food for the less fortunate. He has volunteered at the Salvation Army during Christmas. Cayden is able to succeed equally in academics and athletics. Cayden has committed to the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas where he received the Presidential Scholarship. He will study computer science to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Francisco Mendoza
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Francisco Mendoza has been in Newspaper club, National Honor Society, and on the boys' varsity golf team sophomore through senior year. He is president of the golf club this year. Francisco was a Graphic Design Skills USA team member for 3 years, has been involved in the ACE (Achieving a College Education) program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), and will obtain up to 24 credits with a 4.0 at CGCC, with sixty college credits by the time he graduates high school. His GPA is 4.46, receiving the 4.0 GPA award each year of high school. Francisco volunteered to feed the homeless, for Relay for Life, and Smiles for Christmas. He is biliterate in Spanish and English. He received a suit from East Valley Women's League, using it for internships. He won 2nd place in the Basha Science Fair his sophomore year in Energy. An ASU New American University President's Award recipient, Francisco will attend the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU to study mechanical engineering. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Sreyha Nandakumar
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Sreyha Nandakumar was one of 5 students to receive the Stamps full-ride scholarship to UofA. She plans to study molecular and cellular biology and public health on a pre-med track to become a neurologist. Sreyha was in National Honor Society and secretary for Si Se Puede her junior year, and in Spanish National Honor Society from freshman to junior years. She took 15 AP classes, has a 4.81 GPA, and received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sreyha has been on the Mayor's Youth Commission for 5 years, organizing and leading community events for teens such as mental health virtual presentations on depression and anxiety with Not My Kid. She was on the Chandler youth budgeting panel to allocate funds for different non-profits that serve Chandler youth. She did Parkinson's research with a professor at ASU and placed third at HISEF in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Currently, she is working toward getting her license as a certified nursing assistant. Basha High Senior Highlights
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Maxwell Turner
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High senior Maxwell Turner was named a National Merit Finalist. Maxwell is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Vennela Ambadipudi
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Basha High senior Vennela Ambadipudi was named a National Merit Finalist. Vennela is among 15,000 finalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools who enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Finalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% of the state's senior students. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Lewis Alexander
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Lewis Alexander has been a part of the Basha community for seven years, as he is also a former Basha AMS (Accelerated Middle School student). Lewis has taken multiple AP courses and maintained a 4.6 GPA, but is best known as "Mr. Lewis" in his role in our early childhood education program, where he was hired this year as an after school care worker. He is a National AP Scholar, and is receiving a national certification, the Child Development Associate credential. He was a member of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and won gold medals at state and national competitions for his contribution to our community service project, Petite Picassos. Lewis plays the guitar and drums and is a member of the National Honor Society, Chinese National Honor Society and Science is Fun. He is attending University of Arizona Honors College in the fall on a full tuition scholarship, studying to be a pharmacist. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Morgan Allen
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Morgan Allen has been a member of the Kismet Dance Company and an active participant of the Basha dance program for four years. Morgan has been an excellent student and has lent her time and talents to various community service projects. She will be attending Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University where she will study business and dance. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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James Jansen
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  James Jansen has proven that no matter what life throws your way, you can overcome it. James has been an active student in the Basha agriscience program for four years. He is the type of student who is always willing to lend a hand and help. Fueled with a great sense of humor, James always challenges himself through the assignments he completes and the activities he is involved in. Whether athletics or academics, James always tries his very best. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Jianna Betsa
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Jianna Betsa is a four-year student in the early childhood education program. She excels in all academic areas and volunteers with our FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter's service project, Art Masterpiece. Additionally, she is utilizing her knowledge and skills to work after school in the Basha Lil' Explorers Childcare Center. A recipient of the Lumberjack Scholarship, Jianna will be attending Northern Arizona University with a focus on radiology/nuclear medicine. Congratulations, Jianna! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Jordan Scara
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Jordan Scara has been an active member and officer of the Basha DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter for the past four years. Her hard work and dedication have helped her achieve numerous medals at the DECA district and state competition levels. She is also an active member in the Basha National Honor Society, HOSA (formerly Health Occupations Students of America) and maintains a 4.0 GPA. For her Basha Gives Back project, Jordan raised and donated $500 for diabetes outreach, advocacy and research. After graduation, she plans to attend Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Arizona State University for their nursing programs. Jordan will make a fantastic nurse! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kallie White
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kallie White is a dedicated student-athlete who puts her academics first and excels in both areas. She was integral in the successful woman's soccer team this year and also participates in track. As a student, she is inquisitive and motivated. Kallie was recently accepted into Stanford University! Congratulations, Kallie! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kaylee Allred
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kaylee Allred has been an active member and officer of the Basha DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter for the past four years. Her hard work and dedication have helped her achieve numerous medals at the DECA district and state competition levels. She is also an active member in the Basha National Honor Society and maintains a 4.0 GPA, all while contributing more than 100 hours of community service. After graduation, Kaylee will be attending Arizona State University where she will be majoring in psychology. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kendall Zylstra
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kendall Zylstra is both the president of ITS (International Thespian Society) and co-captain of SIC (Sudden Impact Comedy Improv) this year. She worked hard to improve the level of knowledge other students had in each club. She was integral in creating additional opportunities for the ITS students to not only improve and interact with each other on campus, but also in connecting with other ITS troupes in the valley in an effort to support theatre in all high schools. She also works exceptionally hard to create opportunities for herself, and persists even when the challenge is great and difficulty is high. Kendall plans to study physics and astronomy at University of Arizona in the Honors College. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kolby Feyen
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kolby Feyen is an outstanding student-athlete on the Basha varsity baseball team who always puts his best foot forward. In classes, he always participates fully to ensure he gets as much out of his learning experiences as possible. Kolby is also a member of the National Honors Society and maintains a 4.4 GPA. After graduation, Kolby plans on attending Barrett, the Honors College at ASU Polytechnic for professional flight and will continue hours to become a commercial pilot! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Morgan Cywinski
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Morgan Cywinski is a gifted leader who always gives her best in everything that she does. She was flute section leader in Basha Band and president of Band Council. Morgan also took multiple AP classes and was a member of National Honor Society. Her senior project was an open mic night to raise money for the fight against Alzheimer's. Morgan will attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University in the fall to study religion and sociology. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Olivia Morey
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  While taking art classes at Basha High, Olivia Morey has grown into a self-assured artist with a vision. Olivia has a unique artistic voice, and her artwork offers something important for viewers. As an AP Studio Art student, Olivia is organized, thoughtful, and willing to take on new challenges. Her hobbies include drawing, writing, exercise, and reading. Olivia will attend the University of Arizona School of Fine Arts, majoring in illustration and design. She is also planning to minor in writing. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Randall Powers
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Randall Powers has attended Basha High since 6th grade as part of the Accelerated Middle School, and was an AP Capstone student and National AP Scholar. Randall was a member of National Honor Society, lettered academically, and graduated summa cum laude. He also played on the Basha hockey team for four years and was a co-founder of the Basha ESports club and team, spending much of the past two years looking at how the video game community benefits a person emotionally and socially. Randall is full of personality and could often be seen in a fun, button-down print shirt playing Toto's Africa. Randall will be attending the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University on the Presidential Scholarship. He aspires to be a game designer. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Robert Royce
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Robert Royce has been an active member and President of the Basha DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter for the past four years. His hard work and dedication have hmelped him achieve numerous medals at the DECA district and state competition levels and propelled him to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia where he had the honor meeting Carl Azuz of CNN. Robbie also took on the role of Manager of the "Grizzly Shack" and is the co-founder of the Creative Music Club on campus. After graduating, Robbie will be attending Arizona State University for global politics and economics. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Samantha White
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Samantha White has been in the EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) Vet Tech program, volunteered at veterinarian clinic during her junior and senior years, and is just a kind soul who comes to class with a smile every day! Samantha was also a LINK Crew member in 11th grade. She will be attending the University of Arizona to major in veterinarian science. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Siani Booth
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Siani Booth has challenged herself by taking AP level coursework and participating in the Basha High Academic Decathlon team. Siani has flourished academically and socially at Basha and will be attending Northern Arizona University in Fall 2020! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Taya Browning
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Taya Browning has been a member of Basha's dance team as well as the varsity pomline which she loved. She is actively involved in community service, is a very inclusive person and sincerely wants to help others succeed. Taya's teachers will agree that she always works hard and has a positive attitude in all that she does. She will be attending Northern Arizona University in the fall on an academic scholarship. Taya was selected to be a member of NAU's competition spiritline and dance team and plans on studying business management with an emphasis in marketing. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Hayden Mitteer
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hayden Mitteer has proven to be an excellent leader and role model for underclassmen. Additionally, his participation in Science is Fun has helped to educate and entertain elementary students throughout the district. He has accomplished all of this while maintaining a strong work ethic and an excellent sense of humor. Hayden is an AP Scholar with honors, graduating magna cum laude. He will attend the University of Arizona to continue his internship with the Save the Cord Foundation and study pre-pharmaceutical sciences. Students like Hayden help to make Basha a great school! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Tess Ward
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Tess Ward is a second year AP Studio Art student, an incredibly skilled artist who is constantly pushing towards new levels of mastery. She has won awards for painting and drawing at the regional and state levels. Tess always brings a part of who they are into their work and doesn't shy away from their individuality. As a student, Tess is wonderful to have and always contributes in a positive way. She was a member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society. Her hobbies include music and drawing portraits, and she is an animal lover. Tess graduated magna cum laude and will be attending Arizona State University for art and design and is enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She has also received the ASU New American University Resident President's Award academic scholarship. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Victoria Moix
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Victoria Moix is very accepting of her peers and has a positive attitude in everything she does. She is an extremely hard worker and is not afraid to put herself in new situations. Victoria plans to Arizona State University to commence studies for research in medicine. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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William Wirtz
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  William Wirtz is always very willing to help other students. He is involved in numerous extracurricular activities and is taking three engineering classes at the same time. His hard work and dedication is to be admired and will take him far in life. William has been accepted into the Engineering School at ASU and was awarded the New American University Scholar-Dean's Award. He will pursue a mechanical engineering degree. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kylee Cook
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kylee Cook dedicated countless hours this year to various causes and activities, from spreading awareness about cord blood donation for medical research, to presenting during Science is Fun. She is an outstanding student in AP courses and a supportive friend who attends many other activities and events to show her Basha pride. After high school, Kylee plans to attend the University of Arizona Honors College where she received the Wildcat Excellence Scholarship and the Dean's Exemplary Award. Kylee will be majoring in physiology and medical sciences. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kate Robinson
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kate Robinson is a four-year member of student government, currently serving as student body president. She was co-captain of varsity swim this year and a three-time state qualifier. She is a member of National Honor Society and was named an Impact Scholar. She plans to attend Chapman University. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Kaden Lowry
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kaden Lowry has had great academic success throughout high school, maintaining a 4.1 GPA, and has been part of National Honor Society since his junior year. He was also active with sports, lettering in boys golf his freshman and sophomore years. Kaden is a natural leader and that was evident as he rallied and led the student spirit section for football and basketball. Kaden will be attending Arizona State University in the fall majoring in architecture and design. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Addison Stevenson
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Addison Stevenson was on the varsity tennis team all four years of her high school education. Her sophomore year she was able to go from number six varsity spot all the way up to number one varsity spot. Addison has been the team captain for the past three seasons. She was able to maintain a high GPA average for all four years. She is enrolled at Arizona State University and will be majoring in business. She was very proud to be a Basha Bear! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Brandon Conversa
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Brandon Conversa is always focused in class, provides attention to detail, shows pride in doing great work, and gives a helping hand to friends. Brandon is a pleasure to be around and interact with on a daily basis. At Basha High School, Brandon learned to really understand the principles of engineering. He strives to carry these skills on into college and beyond. He plans on a life long career in the field of electrical engineering. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Andrew Prouty
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Andrew Prouty has succeeded above and beyond academically, earning a 4.7 GPA and graduating summa cum laude from Basha High School. He is president of French Honor Society and a member of National Honor Society, Link Crew, Science is Fun, and ACE club. Andrew has volunteered for over 200 hours with on-campus activities alone! He works multiple jobs and has overcome adversity while maintaining a positive attitude. Andrew will be double majoring in biology and physiology and medical sciences at the University of Arizona Honors College in the fall. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Hiep Dang
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hiep Dang is a very committed student. He is extremely active in school, including (but not limited to) Noteworthy Choir, High Impact (performer and choreographer), AMS Choir (Choreographer) ACE Club, Dance, and KJC (Kismet Jazz Company) where he helped choreograph Show Choir and dance! Hiep also was a member of Asian Cultural Ethics Club and choreographed all of their dances. He is very deserving of this spotlight as he gives his all to Basha High School! In the future, Hiep plans on working as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, while continuing to pursue choreography professionally. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Alyson Filardi
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Alyson Filardi has enjoyed many things during her years at Basha. Although she had many accomplishments, her greatest was winning the state championship with Basha Cheer. She will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies at Grand Canyon University in the fall. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Jacob Forbes
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Jacob Forbes had many accomplishments during his high school career that had a positive impact on others, such as volunteeting at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as part of the Dignity Volunteen Program, and interning with the Arizona Save the Cord Foundation. He was also an active member, and held leadership roles, in multiple campus clubs. Jacob is the recipient of a full-ride scholarship to the University of Arizona, where he will be a member of the Navy ROTC program. His goal is to become a Navy aviator. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Emily Uranga
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Emily "Em" Uranga is a four-year member of the Basha theatre department and represented Basha in numerous events and categories during this time (receiving many Superiors); including showcasing in Stage Management at the Arizona State Thespian Festival while only a sophomore. She participated in every main stage performance offered, was an officer of ITS (International Thespian Society) for the past two years, and mentored younger students in technical theatre consistently. Em is accomplished academically, involved in other activities on campus, and is president of the Girl Talk club in addition to her theatre responsibilities. When the teacher was injured last year, Em stepped up and directed the spring main stage show without the benefit of a trained adult in theatre present to help her. Em has truly been an integral member of the theatre department and a significant portion of the student foundation that supports the arts on campus. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Alec Tenorio
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Alec Tenorio has been an active member and officer of the Basha DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter for the past two years. His hard work and dedication have helped him achieve numerous medals at the DECA District and State competition levels, qualifying him to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, ICDC had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Alec wasn't able to showcase his knowledge and skills. In addition, Alec has been instrumental in the success of the Grizzly Shack where his outgoing and kind personality assists students and staff on campus daily. After graduating, Alec will be attending Arizona State University for aeronautical engineering. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Andrew Tenaglia
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Andrew Tenaglia actively participates in class, giving his best at all times. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA all four years at Basha while being active on the varsity swim team, taking on the role of team captain, as well. In addition, Andrew and the varsity relay team came in 6th in the state for the 200 Free Style Relay! Andrew will be attending ASU Polytechnic campus. His major will be bio pre-med. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Brandon Sayler
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Brandon Sayler is one of the drum majors for marching band, a talented All-State musician, and quality student leader. Brandon is involved in multiple musical pursuits, including Jazz Band and choir. He is a performer with personality and passion, and helps build the Basha community with his energy and positive attitude. Brandon is headed to the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in the fall on scholarship. Congratulations, Brandon! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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Chloe Critchfield
SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Chloe Critchfield is a unique student. She has never been anything but kind and supportive of other students. Chloe has been a member of SIC (Sudden Impact Comedy Improv) for two years, and this year expanded her theatrical performing to include ITS (International Thespian Society) productions. Her first art was, and is, orchestra. Chloe is the type of student who will always try to help. She is a loudly quiet person who uses humor to deflect attention from herself onto others who may need additional attention or support. She never tries to take the spotlight. She prefers to support others who aren't in it very often. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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