Southeast Iowa Union “All Union Class of 2022”
The local paper has featured Maharishi School’s top two seniors for the class of 2022 to highlight for their accomplishments in the classroom, actives and the community. Lily Fenton and Dominic Dupoux were nominated and filled out a questionnaire that is attached below. Congratulations Lily and Dominic for all of your great successes!
Parents: Xavier Dupoux and Katie Eller
Co-curricular activities: Robotics Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis Team
Community activities: Interact, Come to Supper
Future plans and goals: Administrator/sales executive for sustainable business
How will your high school experiences help you in the coming years? The experiences I’ve had with an academic and intellectually demanding curriculum have taught how to think critically and deal with dynamic workloads
Fondest memory of high school: My final year of robotics when my team spent the entire day at the district competition and got the highest score of the day.
Which teachers have had the biggest impact on you and why? The influence of my freshman year English and homeroom teacher, Mr. Corbett, gave me great insights into the kind of life I want to lead (intellectually stimulating, respectful of others, and filled with silent reflection and gratitude). My robotics teacher, Mr. Jones, has taught me what truly great leadership looks like, and encouraged me to challenge myself with new, albeit intimidating, opportunities.
Who is your role model and how did they influence you? Shristi Sharma. The hardest working person I’ve ever known, and yet always seemed to be in a positive mood. She was extraordinarily ambitious and yet also one of the most humble people I’ve known.
What is special about your high school? My high school is very attentive to the needs of its students. Not only is there a constant effort to communicate and improve, but there is an insightful understanding of what skills and qualities will matter the most when we are released into the world as adult citizens.
If you go back to when you were a freshman, what advice would you give yourself? Fail big. If you think you can just sit and wait and expect things to happen, you’re wrong. You must try. Even if it means you fall a mile short of your goals, by truly putting in the effort you will go so much further.
Parents: Peter Fenton and Trish Fenton
Co-curricular activities: President of Student Council, Captain of the Girl’s Tennis Team, National Honor Society, Yearbook creator, Maharishi School Beautification, Speech.
Community activities: Competitive dance at High Temperature Dance Academy, Interact, Big Fish Shark Tank Contest, TM for Girls Internship, National Society of High School Scholars, organizing Fairfield High School and Maharishi School to write letters to the nursing home during COVID
Future plans and goals: I would like to major in biology and double minor in dance and business. I would like to attend dentistry school and later do a residency in orthodontics to open my own business.
How will your high school experiences help you in the coming years? High school has been a time where I have been able to face and overcome my fears which have prepared me for college because I am now able to leave knowing what I am able to do and who I want to become.
Fondest memory of high school: On our annual camping trip, we started the tradition of the “Senior Prank.” As sophomores, we returned from a walk to find our tent missing. Our senior year, we put someone’s tent on top of our school bus.
Which teachers have had the biggest impact on you and why? Dr. Beall has shown that he has the biggest heart and truly cares about every one of his students.
Who is your role model and how did they influence you? My parents have set examples for me, provided a safe space and everything I need, and have created a solid foundation that I can now build upon in college.
What is special about your high school? My high school is remarkable due to the community. I have grown up at Maharishi School since I was three years old, and I have met and got to know amazing people.
If you go back to when you were a freshman, what advice would you give yourself? I would tell myself that everyone goes through their ups and downs, especially during high school. High school is a time to find out who you are as a person and who you want to become.
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