Class of 2021: Xander Olsen – Sharon Springs High School

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Sharon Springs High School

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Xander Olsen

Valedictorian

PARENTS: Matthew and Jacqueline Olsen

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: I’m going to Army basic training this summer, and starting college at UAlbany in the spring semester of 2022

AFTER COLLEGE: Transition from the Army National Guard to active duty for a military career.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR and THE MOST REWARDING:  I’ve never graduated high school a different way, so it feels pretty normal.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: That we’ll do just fine on our own.

WHAT IS A MEMOR OF HICH SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET: Enlisting in the U.S. Army National Guard.

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT  HIGH SCHOOL: Sleeping in.

WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: Smooth, smooth jazz

BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Leaving to accomplish my goals and do what I want to do.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: Nick Bare, and his “go one more” lifestyle.

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