2023 Senior Willings and Advice
Astrid Kieser Kisting, Co-Executive Editor
Elle Klein, University of Denver
My four pieces of advice, 1: happiness is not the absence of problems, it is the ability to deal with them. 2: Feeling sad after making a decision, doesn’t mean it was the wrong decision. 3: You’re not stressed because you’re doing too much, you’re stressed because you’re doing too little of what makes you feel most alive. 4: The lesson you struggle with will repeat itself until you’ve...
Sophia Delvacchio, Indiana University
Lucy Fitzgerald & Molly O'Neil - Grant Delvacchio ;) Clare Hedgman- My confidence to make tik toks in the training room although everyone films and laughs at us Jennifer Thurlow & Clare Hedgman- The stuffed animal from the zoo we got when clare fell into the monkeys habitat Veda Mehaffey- A photo of Beth
Ava Kirr, Dartmouth
To Grace Loonan and Emily Robinette: Poets’ Society To Avery Bowser: my most prized possession - Gerald the cello - and every bus’s honk To Lucia Lazarus: the bacon egg and cheddar bagel and Johannes Hosflot Klaebo To Ava Raiter and Sophia Katras: nordic glitter! To Anna Maher and Lauren Kahley: a love of narwhals and big chunks of ice To Molly Kolar: the duck shorts legacy - keep...
Meghan Bateson, Loyola
Fireplace- Emily Robinette, Kayla Vo, Madeline Byrne, Meryl Rosenberger, & Anna Maher Seat in the Heart- Meryl Rosenberger Garden Club- Sophie Galioto & Emily Robinette Plant Puns- Emily Robinette Media Badge- Gemma Sutton Sweaters- Meghan Walsh Grandparents Day Photo- Kayla Vo Apollo 8 Rocket- Solana Arriondo
Mairin O’Shaughnessy, MIT
Anh Nguyen - 01101101 01101001 01100011 01101000 01100001 01100101 01101100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110101 01110011 01100101 Madeline Byrne - George, the programming cart and the F1 key Emily Robinette - jumping off the table at Poet’s Kayla Vo and Bella Stinsa - Events B, C, and D and the law of cosines whenever you need it Sophia Kyba - 102 steps Sophie...
Faith McAdam, St. Louis University
Maggie Farley: I will you a prompt school departure. You're gonna want to beat that school traffic. Iris Huerta: I will you lane 3; carry on the legacy. Grace Nilsson: I will you Bobbie & Brian. Lucia Lazarus: I will you the motivation to go to swim practice. Katie Miller: I will you the GoPro.
Grace Ritzenthaler, Creighton
Hannah Schrier and Grace Twomey- Dan Jameson and the entire Visitation softball program Ava Anderson - Team eyeblack responsibility Abby Hemauer - Unbeatable rizz, The Dan bucket, and team seniority Kathleen Lemmon - Coach Berg Kathryn Dobis - my last braincell and all of my English study guides Lucy O'Brien - The one and only Judge (keep an eye on him for the love of god)
Lucy Petschel, St. Ben’s
Nohelia Schmidt - Spanish and the best Spanish partner ever! To Liliana Deleon and Malia Soldo - I will you the Vis soccer program, remember to cherish every moment of your time on the field I will be here cheering you guys on! To Maura McMahon, Paige Abbott, Maddie Kennedy, and Jenna Revnew - The soccer bags and captain bands.
Julia Harms, UC Berkeley
Sarah Kodama: I will to you the Neuroscience and Neurodiversity Club and hope that you find as much joy in learning as much as I do. Sarah Kodama and Claire Kodama: Both Mairin and I will you as next year’s Math Team captains. Someone better do event D. Grace Loonan and Emily Robinette: Ava and I hope you carry on the Poets’ Society legacy—roll Henry David Thoreau! Grace Loonan and...
Lucy Berg, University of Denver
Ella Bergon: I will you Superfan! Nora Kane: I will you Somerset hype girl! Pls bring us a victory in dodgeball! Gators4Ever Emme & Izzy: The best time on Stucco together and the best senior year!! Anna Schrier: The life of the party and always having the best date to dances ;) Ava Kozlak: I will you visit in Colorado next year!! Iris & Grace Nilsson: Unlimited parking lots...
Tess Cavanaugh, St. Ben’s
I will Grace Loonan the adventure of skiing the Nordic downhills in the track! I will Molly Kolar the eye black before lacrosse games:) I will Katie Nelson the joy and opportunity of getting to know underclassmen each and every day.
Lucy Wheeler, Creighton
Maggie Farley and Hannah Rae Schrier - endless lunch line recaps Paige Abbott and Molly Kolar - my Snapchat login Gracia Munoz - my right spot behind net Mollee Ditzler - my parking spot
Megan Overell, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Gracie- Theater Spirit Shoes Max- Charge Stage Sweep Evie- Stage Laying Emmy- Stage Flash Light Katie- Pre-show Hype Up Isabella- Checking Literally Every Set Piece Known to Man Out of Paranoia Emily- Robotics Not Narcotics Anna- Tool Belt Meryl- STAND Kayla- Metal Arm Madeline- Singer of Every FIRST Train Song Bella- Annual Robot Hug Ahn- Giver of High Fives Rj-...
Vicky Doh, Loyola Chicago
Theatre moms: Ginny Kraus and Maia Sutton The Heart seats: Madeline Byrne, Kayla Vo, Meryl Rosenberger, Emily Robinette, and Anna Maher Garden Club: Sophie Galioto and Emily Robinette
Mikayla O’Connell, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
To Kayla Vo: I will you my chair in the heart and all of the pins you've left in my bag during robotics competitions. To Erika Brandt: I will you the infamous 0.5 chair in orchestra and my favorite Lemon Demon songs. To Emily Robinette: I will you all the awful pictures we take of each other and memories from Discord calls. I also will you the strength to lead. Make me proud, son! To Madeline...
Sienna Boeckman, St. Ben’s
Cece Bennett- I will you the trenches of pablo, and shelby the trap car. Please take very good care. I also will you my golf swing, my brother, my heated yoga skills, the counselors couch, all of my visitation clothes and sweater, and our viral tik tok video. Last but not least, I will you all of my perfume and makeup I don't take to college. Thanks for being the best sister ever, even when I want...
Anna Holmes, U of San Diego
To Chloe Reppenhagen: I will french club. To Maia Sutton, Meara Brendel, and Katie Nelson: I will Mrs. Sutton’s couch as well as my unwavering love and support for all three of you.
Catherine Miner, Purdue
To my divers: I will Alexandra Kappenman the honor of wrangling the littles as the most mature on the team. Amelia Wiitanen, I hope you enjoy the coveted corner's warm showers. I will Sama Johnson my spot in the bucket as a prime resident. Lauren Kahley, I will you to be the designated videographer of all the smacks and successes that practice brings. And to whoever the next softball...
Alice Nelson, Creighton
Clare Hedman- the jersey number 11 Elle Springer and Paige Abbott- Emily's room before practice and summer soccer work outs Sam Wills- The joy of running 17s Elle Springer- 4th period study hall Ava Anderson- Looking after Sam and Elle. Keep them alive and well Leah Passe- Lucky half court shots Hannah Rae Schreier, Katie Nelson, and Clare Hedman- Wheeling! Bring the hype next year! Paige...
Mira Schantzen, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Isabelle Grady- Army boys and Spanish teachers everywhere Nora Commers- All the Mus Cadence Cooper and Veronica Cattanach- Mr.Matelski
Astrid Kieser Kisting, University of Saint Thomas
Elise and Catherine Carlquist- I will you the JV tennis team and my passion for the beautiful sport! Keep the team spirit alive and look forward to practices even when there's conditioning :) Sarah Kodama and Catherine Carlquist- I will you my love of violin! I have loved playing with you, and I hope more than anything you both continue to play. Grace Keeley- I will you the newspaper team,...
Lucy Horst, Ohio State
Kate Walsh- The ice buckets and Hot Seat game in Emily's room. I hope you find a new icing partner that is almost as good as I am. Gabi Leon- Our weekly drives home and Chick-fil-a runs during tennis. Try to pass your driving test on the first try so I don't have to drive you anymore and don't crash! I Love you two and I will miss making memories with you guys! Be uniquely you and never change...
Elizabeth Fox, Creighton
Clare Hedman: the basketball bench, alleged brunches, and the best senior year Veda Mehaffey: my Visitation Sports short-lived legacy and more rides in your car 😀 Lucy Fitzgerald: Sam Fox Hannah Rae Schreier: Veda's supervisor and professional driver Basketball team: 3-point cellys and Mariah emails and updates Kate Killian, Emme Engel, and Ava Kozlak: Irish Club Legacy...
Kathleen Eldredge, Marquette
I will Frannie Eldredge the Honda crv aka Tiger (don’t think you’re getting a new car), lunch dates at Crave, Buck Hill donuts, movies on Soap2Day, and most importantly the best four years at Vis. I will Grace Keeley the Vis Alpine legacy, our bagelria, instagram story tours of our tent set up, and crockpots full of lasagna soup. I will Kate Walsh our Vis alpine carpool and the Eleanor...
Kate Lindell, Creighton
Veda Mehaffey: Harry Potter Club Sam Wills: Volleyball Aux (Don’t forget Știr Fry) Grace Twomey: Weighted vest push-ups Hannah Rae: Best nickname (Schrei
Mamie O’Leary, Boston University
Annie Swanholm - I will you the fangirl senior superlative legacy that Susie and I created and C-Squad Mock Trial Lucy O'Brien - I will you the mockingjay pin and Judge Connolly Emily Robinette - I will you Che Guevara and Botsimi the Roblox Horse
Caroline Sislo, Kansas University
Sam Wills & Ava Birk & Greta Strobel & Grace twomey - Volleyball Tiktok Varsity Golf - Volleyball Tiktok Jenna Revnew - my dorm room couch (with AC) Ava Birk - the Volleyball carpool and Once Upon a Room Grace Twomey - the back row Grace Keeley, Caitlyn Mulligan, Kenley Barbaro - the Golf team Kate Killian - Sutton's chair Emme Engel - nanny fam and hockey manager
Solveig Fellows, Dickinson
To my 5th graders: I will you the hope that as seniors will you get a lower class just as joyful, spunky, and amazing as you. To Sophia Kyba: I will you the center barre spot and all of my confidence that you will shine next year in and out of ballet ...
Sofi Lennington-Chaffee, Notre Dame
Take in every last moment of high school, because oftentimes the best moments are small and can easily be overlooked. To Marie Saman- I will you a new hallway buddie and an amazing high school experience. To Lucia Lazarus I will you all my love and an infinite supply of 10s on bhqs.
Ella Passe, Duke
To Tessa Lindstrom: I will the distance group, queen of the hill, endless car ride conversations, and mac & cheese (from Zupas of course). To Katie Miller: I will lane 3 and the carpool. Eat lots of Oreos for me! To the Future Blazer Basketball Managers: I will endless stat charts, pregame hype, and hopefully fewer technical fouls than this year :) To Leah Passe: I will Mango and the Camry...
Olivia Brockman, U of Oregon
Evie Hanson- I will you queen of the carpool and the best senior year ever:) Hazel Brockman- I will you the title of the coolest Brockman at vis.
Kathryn Looney, St. Olaf
To Cadence Cooper: I will you my copies of Frankenstein and Othello so that the annotations and notes can help guide you through the books; also my number for facetimes because I'm always happy to help with English (and any subject except math) :). Love you Cadence! To Lucia Michel: Apush is an awful lot of fun, but it requires dedication. Some weeks you won't be able to read all 20+ pages of the...
Viola Lindell, U of MN
My copy of "The Selection" by Kiera Cass - Erika Brandt The ability to harness the power of a powersuit during mock trial rounds - Sarah Kodama
Maddie Johnson, U of MN
To Sophia Kyba and Sophie Galioto: the task of being band seniors and keeping things in control ;) To Heritage Aluko: the flute section and Chihuu Nguyen To all of the band girls: pages 28-29 in the blue book To Clara Crow: our carpool!
Mary Kate Commers, Villanova
The last 13 years at Vis have been a gift that I am forever grateful for. Remember to never take any moment in High School for granted. It goes by in the blink of an eye. Do what you’re passionate about and love. Never force yourself to be perfect. To Grace Keeley and Lily Callanan- I will you the tennis team, the group chat, and all the red cups. State again? To Jack and Elsa- I will you all...
Clare Olson, Trinity College (Dublin)
Elizabeth Landsem: My spot on the softball bus Abby Hemauer: GIMME A V. Nora Kane, Hannah Rae + Veda Mehaffy: Sweeping Beauties. May the legacy go on forever. Ava Kozlak: Cap. Please visit him while I’m gone Luca Vannelli + Sam Vanderbloemen: honorary football mannies Iris Huerta, Abby Farley + Maggie Farley: Mrs. Leoffler Jenna Revnew: all the Vis hype + a spectacular senior...
Anna Farley, Villanova
Maggie, I will you the car and investment club Abbie, I will you keeping Maggie in line and being the smartest cousin (at vis) Lucia, I will you singing to the Greatest Showman and investment club Lauren, I will you my carpool and jv golf Grace, Katie, and Kathryn, I will you the IM group Lauren, Kathryn, and Solana, I will you rock club!
Mary Witkowski, Iowa State
Fiona Dobie, I will you my amazing wit and humor to light up the school, and my spot in Nellie’s room. Take care of him and keep on the legacy of rhetorical club. To my dear Kathleen Lemmon, I will you the dino backpack. May you continue the tradition of gifting it to your pet underclassman Mollee Ditzler, I will you my amazing speed, agility, and sliding skills. To Abigail Hemauer, I...
Natalie Alecu, U of MN
Melissa Remick---Susan's couch Charlotte Kinzley---My brother
Ava Dettinger, University of Saint Thomas
Wheeling pride- Katie Nelson, Clare Hedman, and Hannah Rae Schreier The name Ava- Ava Anderson Spanish study guides- Gracia Munoz My old locker- Leah Passe A fun sophomore year- Molly Ditzler and Bryn Burbach My lacrosse cleats- Jenna Revnew A bench- Sophia Geis All of my calculus knowledge- Grace Keeley, Melissa Remick, and Ella Bergeron
Nora Probst, Boston College
Don’t be afraid to reach out and make connections, it makes these four years so much more memorable. Senior year period 3 study hall is a blessing and a curse (bring your doordash in through the Athletic foyer!). To Lucia Lazarus: Moulin Rouge the Musical and Little Debbie Treats To Maggie Farley: the Robert Street Starbucks and Tempo & Technique To Hannah Rae Schreier, Anna Francis,...
Catherine Breyen, Saint Louis University
Kate Killian, Emme Engel, and Ava Kozlak- Irish Club Sam Wills- the parachute practice Jersey Veda Mehaffey- morning lift gains Paige Abbott- half court in the press Kailyn Turnau and Ava Miller- the right sideline My favorite sophomores- table 12 Vis volleyball and basketball teams- all of my love and best wishes for the future
Alexandra Johns, UW Madison
To Kate Killian, Emme Engel, and Ava Kozlak, Irish Club To Leah Passe aka my little sister, I will you the best comeback season To Clare Hedman, Wheeling pride and my orange Among Us costume To my fav sophomore lunch table, endless laughs and mid lunch talks To the basketball team, post-game Culver’s and the 23-24 managers (I hope they are amazing) To the 23-24 managers, my fire pregame...
Sophia Meisterling, University of Miami
To my sister, Grace, the motivation to get through school and endless Starbucks trips I want to will the role of vice present and the honor of managing the flags to Maura McMahon. I want to will the duty of catholic zumba to Molly Kolar. (p.s. tik tok will be a great help in discovering new moves for each week)
Elizabeth Michel, University of Mary
“Always live in the present moment. Trust in God’s mercy and love. Believe that you are capable of doing hard things. Believe that there will be good out of the suffering you endure. You are beautiful and strong. Never lose hope.” Lucia (Cia): I leave you the car and dad’s bluetooth speaker. I will miss our car rides to and from school listening to country music or whatever music we’re...
Katie Brennan, North Dakota State University
to Lauren Kahley - my diving shower, the hot water tub at practice, and all of my love. to Alexandra Kappenman - pre-meet runs to Chick-fil-a, daily therapy sessions at diving practice, and Lauren Kahley. Take good care of her for me while I'm gone. to Ana Fulton - locker #45 in the band room, my parking spot, and all the red bulls you could ever dream of. to Heritage Aluko - my partial equity...
Bea Walther, Marquette
Make the most of every opportunity at Vis - there are so many ways to grow and learn so embrace them. Remember to stay true to who you are and be proud of yourself each day. School is important but what is even more important is spending time with the people you love. The girls at Vis are some of the best people you will ever meet so always remember to enjoy every moment with each other! Emme Engel,...
Meghan Gerend, Texas Christian University
Grace Nilsson- I will my Blazer cap, iced chais, brownie batter blizzards, and my endless support. Sam Wills- I will Julie and Mike Gerend, #16, Durk, Kiersti Joerger, and my infinite love for you and the Wills family. Elle Springer- I will Sam Wills. Kiersti Joerger- I will my 10 practice jerseys. Maggie Farley and Lucia Lazarus- I will the investment club and strawberry banana Body Armor.
Jana Christenson, Creighton
I will Ava Anderson the ski cheer, training haus carpool rants, the Dougie, and school dances. I will Emily R and Kayla V the homework runs to Caribou before robotics and passive aggressiveness of Jon. I will my little sisters infinite Georgetown Pride. I will Izze E best senior math partner. I will Emma H dancing queen at all the school dances (with Adrian).
Summer Ahartz, Drake
Maura McMahon, I will you the prettiest of my flowers, and the boygenius Instagram. Lily Callanan, I will you only the best of the atypical edits, #1 driver, and a special place in my heart for our costume gossip sessions!! Annie Swanholm, I will you the core memory that is Eddie. Katie Nelson, I will you all of the best cure songs and the title of having a better music taste than me (this...
Caroline Doran, Marquette
To Bella Stinza: Tom’s van and dupes To Abby Hemauer: the third-period cheer To Cadence Cooper and Dani Krech: Sta hockey’s biggest fans To Ella Twomey and Izzy Dzubnar: the best four years of high school ...
Jax Wiitanen, Undecided
To Anh Nguyen: I will you 4 feet and 10 inches of rage and spite. To Gracie, Evie, Emme, and Max: The future of theater crew(sies) is left in your hands not only by me, but by all the graduating seniors. I can't wait to see what you do :) To RJ: All the love in my heart goes to you, I'm so incredibly proud of you and I love you so so much. -Figgy To Emilie Little: I will you the strength to...
Kazi Hankee, Luther
My Kasi sweater- Lucia Lazarus Number 15 soccer jersey- Maura McMahon My positive Nordic meet day energy- Evie Hansen Sprint warm-up leader- Kate Walsh My country playlist- Grace Loonan The chairs outside of Mrs. D's office and my game day bubble braids (this includes providing little hair ties for everyone on the team)- Paige Abbott Ministry Captains- Paige Abbott and Grace Keeley
Lauren Sexton, Boston College
Always choose positivity! Spread joy to those around you; Say hi to everyone in the halls. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and don't be afraid to make new connections. Go to as many sports games and activities as you can and be present. And most importantly, be true to who you are and have confidence! Sam Wills and Elle Springer: D-Squad golf spirit and Mendota Heights Par 3 The...
Mackenzie Kelley, Drake
To Melissa Remick, I will you Harper, Robert St. Cane's, my skills on how to actually drive safely, my sweaters, my heart, all my love, and a sister bond I will forever cherish To Ella Bergeron, I will you my amazing skills at Wordle, Contexto, Worldle, and Globle. I also will you the confidence I have in you, especially when it comes to your legendary trick shots ;) To Jenna Revnew, I will you...
Abbi Keegstra, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
To Sophie Galioto, Madeline Byrne, and Emily Robinette, I will you the carpool. All of you have fun with the rides to swim practice, and Emily make sure to continue playing your Miley Cyrus music!! To Gracie Lund, Evie O’Neill, Emmy Jimenez, and Max Verbrugge, I will you the theater demons and boba runs! May you all continue to find new and creative ways to have fun during theater while also occasionally...
Isabella Tucker, Creighton
Advice: Remember to live in the moment and value each day at Vis! It goes by faster than you’d think! Ava Raiter: I will you all of my love, and I wish you the absolute best senior year with lots of amazing memories! Anything you need, I’m here for you (even from Omaha!!) Sarah Kodama: I will you so so many hugs! I hope your senior year is filled with as much fun as I had chasing ants with...
Bee Burke, Providence
Advice: Lean on one another because the best friendships are made that way:) Maggie and Iris: The best buds a girl could ask for, all my love, the nightmare before Christmas, and my pride and joy Uma. Kathryn Boville and Lauren Ho: Gain that Grain, Win that wheat, Gobble that gluten, and rise that rye. Gracie and Fynn: The best four years, and my dinosaur hat. Clare H: My...
Skylar Glass, NYU
Advice: Take it one day at a time. To Grace Keeley & Jenna Revnew: All the bug spray and wireless chargers in the world, love you both to Finca La Anita and back To Lauren Ho: Our island on the St. Croix, the lilypad, and more family dinners to come p.s. looking forward to our rivalry #badgers And to Harper & Murphy Glass: The clothes I leave behind, my squishmallow collection, and my endless...
Elsa Bildsten, Emory
Jennifer Thurlow, I will you the high jump pit. Have confidence in yourself (and don't forget to do your hip stretches). Gabi, Fynn, Lauren, Vivian, Isabella, Heritage, and Dorothy, I will you sand pits. Help each other at any chance you get and please don't forget to rake!!
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