Madison Futoma, SHS '22, will be attending Lynn University and plans on studying psychology to potentially pursue a career as a child advocate. She is a Junior Staff Member at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club where she is a mentor and helps kids with homework and was recently awarded the Jr. Staff of the Year. She is also co-President of the St. Luke Youth Group where she participates in volunteer activities throughout the year. This summer she is going on a mission trip with the Youth Group and plans to continue working at the Club. (Madison is the daughter of our classmate, Catherine Horton Futoma)
Ian Kramer, SHS '20, transferred from Penn State University where he majored in Cyber Security to University of Utah with a Major in Game Design. While Game design focuses on 3D modelling and texturing, Ian will also continue to pursue Cyber Security. Ian hopes to be able to attend graduate school at U of U and earn a Master's in Entertainment Arts and Engineering. Ian is an avid rugby player having won the Athletic Award for Rugby as a member of the Staples Rugby Team. He enjoys rock climbing and playing the piano.
Ian Kramer, SHS '20, is currently at Penn State studying Psychology and Computer Science. However, he has a strong interest in Game Design and is considering transferring colleges. Ian is an avid rugby player having won the Athletic Award for Rugby as a member of the Staples Rugby team. He enjoys rock climbing and playing piano. Ian works at Trader Joe's and hopes to have a marketing internship at Rock Climb Fairfield.
Adam Mickiewicz, SHS '16, attands the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he will be a junior. He has a passion for animation and comedy, going back to his youth and his time at Staples, where he founded the first ever Animation City. He hopes to bring his interests together as a professional animator and comedic cartoonist and possibly director. He enjoys all aspects of the animation process, including lip-synching and story boarding. GFindings his story board the funniest in class this year, his Story Pitch professor shared it with the director of Spongebob Squarepants. Outside of class, Adam attends the Cards and Dice Club through which he explores the city friends, visitn improv and stand-up comedy clubs. Adam is applying to an internship at Sesame Street Workshop in New York, as well as other internships and local jobs.
John Backus III, SHS '17, is attanding the univeristy of Maine and plans to major in Education. Throughout his time at Staples, John has been a dedicated athlete receiving varsity letters in baseball and squash. Outside of school he also showcased his baseball talents as a member of the American legion All-Star Team and as a result was selected to play in the Rawlings Future Stars showcase baseball game. During the spring and summer months, John is a dedicated staff member of the Saugutuck Harbor Yacht Club where he was recognized as the hjardest working employee and the employee with the most hours worked. For his seniot internship, he will continue his love of boats and the water by being a member of the Compo Marina's team. John loves to spend time with his little sister Jillian who is in 8th grade.
Michelle Muller was awarded the Class of 1981 Reunion Grant at the awards ceremony at Staples High School on June 6, 2012. From left to right:
Aleda Santos Warren, Jill Muller, Jeb Backus, Michelle Muller,
Andre Lambros, Suzanne Sherman Propp. Thank You Class of 1981 for your generosity!
Michelle will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design where she will focus on product design and industrial design. She hopes to contribute her time, energy and talent in the shaping of a better future for others.