Around the schools

 Forest City

Senior golfer Katie Zefran showed how accurate she can be with her golf clubs by winning the girls Jackman Memorial Tournament in August.

But clearly that’s not the only thing where she hits pretty good shots.

After dropping an 11-point buck during hunting season last year, Zefran bagged a 10-point mule deer during a hunting trip near Truth or Consequences, N.M., last week.


Varsity golf player Tommy Krupinski and his classmates in Advanced Placement European History do more than just study the subject.

This year, they immersed themselves in it with a special Veterans Day program, in which Krupinski recited the opening introduction for the program.

Their teacher, Dan Cherney, chose veterans for students of the class to interview before the program, and then students selected a veteran to interview.

The end product for the Nov. 9 program was a unique video presentation of students interviewing veterans on their experiences during and after war.

“I hope they liked the program,” Krupinski said. “We did something different this year so I hope they felt honored to say the least.”

Mountain View

Before junior Caroline Miller joined the vocal jazz group at the school, she had never really listened to that genre of music.

Now, she and a group of talented vocal musicians get together Wednesday mornings to sing and rehearse, as the group was formed last year at the school.

“I really didn’t before it started, but now I listen to it more often,” said Miller, a member of the soccer team and cheerleading squad. “It’s just a group of students that have a lot of talent with their voices.”

The group has future plans of singing for a local Christmas tree lighting.


Jon-Michael Marino was pleased how his football season went. The senior WR/DB caught nine passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He also intercepted a pass on defense.

“It was my first year starting,” Marino said. “Last year I weighed 115 pounds and this year I’m 145. I’ve gained 50 pounds over two years weight training. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays every week I was in the weight room. I had the motivation and determination to keep going.”

After high school, Marino plans to take that attitude into the U.S. Air Force., where he wants to join Special Operations.

Besides football, Marino has also played baseball and soccer, wrestled and run track.

Off the field, he is a member of the Pump Club, yearbook, chorus and drama. He was on this year’s Homecoming Court. He also enjoys mechanics, engineering, sciences, food and music.