Such Great Senior: Sam

Meet 2016 SGH Model Sam again!

Why Sam thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I think that we tend to generalize teens as crazy kids who just want to sleep. While I do REALLY love sleeping, my generation is innovative and very much focused on social issues. I’m more than just a “teenager” because I know that I am capable of bringing change.”

Help Sam raise money for The Polaris Project by leaving her a comment.

Sam 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Sam | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I love doing makeup, both beauty and special effects. I also love spending time with my dog!

Sam 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Sam | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

All of the moms in my life. I’ve never had a lot of extended family, and they definitely fill that gap for me. They inspire me in so many ways.

Sam 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Sam | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

That I was someone that people wanted to be around. I hope that people look back on their time with me and think of laughter and feeling great.

Such Great Senior: Emma

Meet 2015 Guerin Catholic High School Senior Emma!

How Emma describes herself: “I am a very happy and outgoing person most of the time, but at school I can be shy in class. When I’m with my friends and family, I have no problem talking all the time and cracking jokes. I am a very hard worker. I am also a very compassionate person. I love helping others and being there for the needs of others. I love working with kids, especially with special needs, which is why I will be majoring in early child development/special education in college. I consider myself to be a very good friend, daughter, sister, and aunt. I am also Catholic, and hope to continue to grow in my faith. I love thinking about the future and what my next four years at the University of Dayton has in store for me! I also hope to travel the world someday, because I think there is so many amazing things to experience out there!”

Why Emma thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I think I am more than just a teenager because I want to be more than the stereotype of being a “teenager.” I personally think I am more than a teenager because we are all unique in our own ways and want to strive to make a bigger impact in the world. I feel like that statement can be limiting, and I don’t want to be limited in the world. I want to be great, and do great things, and enjoy life!!”

Leave Emma a comment to help her raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital.

Emma 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emma | Guerin Catholic High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

My favorite activities are binge watching Netflix shows. But I also LOVE going to concerts. I’m always going to the next concert in town. I also love to hang out with my friends and go shopping and go on adventures. Another thing I like to do is get dressed up and go out to eat with my friends or do photo shoots together!

Emma 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emma | Guerin Catholic High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My role model is my sister. Ever since I was little I had always looked up to her. She was a soccer player and wore the number 12, and so I wanted to be a soccer player and wear number 12. I always admired everything she did. She is such a hard worker. I always look at her life and am just amazed of how awesome it is. She has a great job, she gets to travel all around the US, even to some other countries, she has amazing friends who I know will be with her for a life time, and an amazing boyfriend. I hope one day that I can travel the world with my friends, and have them by my side till the very end. There is nothing better than a sister who is always there for you.

Emma 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emma | Guerin Catholic High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

In the future, I hope to be married and to have a family. But along side of that I hope to be a great influence in the children’s lives that I hope to teach some day, as well as find time to travel the world!

Such Great Senior: Rachel

Meet 2015 Hamilton Southeastern Senior Rachel!

How Rachel describes herself: “I’m very active and involved with a lot of organizations around school. I’m very outspoken and not very shy. I consider myself a leader on my sports teams and in general. Most of all, I’m very very competitive.”

Leave Rachel a comment to help her raise money for Team Luke.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Running, winning races, reading, I love movies, eating popcorn and doing nothing important with my friends.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

Cross country and Track, National Honors Society, Student athletic council

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

Dinner, movie, sleepover at a friend’s house or a there’s usually a track meet.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What type of music makes you get up and dance?

Anything Imagine Dragons, especially when the music starts slow then builds up. That’s awesome.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

Nashville and now Grey’s Anatomy

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

Hunger Games, Divergent, or Percy Jackson series

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What food does your family cook that you will miss when you go to college?

Fondue!!

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Professional soccer player, now a professional runner would be great.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

Steve Prefontaine – great runner who was defiant, competitive, and extremely talented. Mia Hamm-greatest US women’s soccer player ever. Jennifer Lawrence – she’s a beast. Funny, pretty and not cocky despite all her fame/money.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

Have running success at Arkansas and maybe run post-collegiately. Graduate and go to grad school to become athletic trainer.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

“That’s the girl who can run fast, is funny, and never did anything stupid. I’ve got nothing bad to say about her.”

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

Encourage people that say they aren’t good enough, that they are good enough and help them prove it to themselves. Maybe that’ll involve running?

2015 Senior: Joe

Meet 2015 Fishers High School Senior Joe!

How Joe describes himself: “I love to act, model, and perform. I used to go to Hamilton Southeastern High School but then over the summer transitioning into my Junior year of high school we moved into Fishers districting and that really tore me apart as I was leaving all my friends and my former HSE Drama Club family but after I made my roots in FHS I realized I love Fishers so much more and I made better friends. I have been in shows since I was in elementary school and I want to be an actor for the rest of my life or something similar to it.”

Why Joe thinks he’s more than just a teenager: “I think I am more than just a teenager because I feel like I have more common sense than most kids at my high school. I understand that the things I want to achieve are tough and I have to work for them but I still keep that childish naivety to help myself through the hard times. I am still a teenager in some aspects because I do not want to grow up too fast but I am realizing more and more everyday that I at least need to accept that I am an “adult” legally so my mentality needs to think more adult-like.”

Leave Joe a comment to help him raise money for the The Trevor Project.

Joe 2015 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Joe | Fishers High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

That I was an awesome friend and also that guy who would strut down the halls and was loud, hilarious, crude, and a great performer.

Joe 2015 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Joe | Fishers High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Theatre, choir, hanging with friends.

Joe 2015 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Joe | Fishers High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

Lady Gaga because she is such a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community. Christina Aguilera because she is such an amazing performer.

2015 Senior: Kayla

Meet 2015 Westfield Senior Kayla!!!

A little bit about Kayla: “I love helping people. I am in Best Buddies and I love hanging out with my friends and boyfriend. My favorite season is the fall and love Halloween.”

Why Kayla thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I personally think I have an old soul and don’t think like other teens. Ignorance and bullying is a pet peeve of mine.”

Leave Kayla a comment to help her raise money for the National Bullying Prevention Center.

Kayla 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kayla | Westfield High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Since I was little, I always loved helping people so I wanted to be a teacher.

Kayla 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kayla | Westfield High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My nana and papa. They have always been there for me.

Kayla 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kayla | Westfield High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

I want to get into Ball State and major in Speech Pathology and hopefully one day have a family.

2016 Model: Katrien

Meet 2016 CHS Model Katrien!

A bit about Katrien: “I am 17 years old and most people would describe me as interesting. I’m very outspoken and am not at all shy. I love singing, acting, and dance! I aspire to be a professional performer and be able to change people through my music. I am an ambassador at the high school. I am very involved in extracurricular activities. I play guitar and am currently learning piano. I am very passionate and would give the shirt off my back if someone needed it. I want to make a difference and be a young woman that’s confident in herself and sees that confidence, so I can inspire others to do the same .”

Leave Katrien a comment to help her raise money for the Humane Society.

Katrien 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Katrien | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

Ambassadors, softball, theatre, yoga club, rising stars, make-up head for productions, music lessons, so many auditions.

Katrien 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Katrien | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are you most looking forward to for your senior year?

All my amazing classes!

Katrien 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Katrien | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

To go to college and then record my own album.

2016 Model: Haley

Meet 2016 Carmel High School Model Haley!

A bit about Haley: “I am junior at CHS! I consider myself very spontaneous and outgoing, and I love people and meeting new people. I feel as if everyone in our lives is placed there for a reason and we have an awesome opportunity to impact their lives and discover how they were meant to impact ours. Some of my favorite things include concerts, green tea, movies on a rainy day, and writing music!”

Leave Haley a comment to help her raise money for Gift of Water.

Haley 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

I played volleyball for 10 years up until this year, and now I am part of the Accents showchoir at Carmel! I love singing and all things music, especially piano.

Haley 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are you most looking forward to for your senior year?

While I am extremely excited to graduate and begin a new adventure in my life, I am looking forward to making more memories with the people I love and have built amazing relationships with for the past few years. I’m also looking forward to being an Ambassador next year!

Haley 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Haley | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

My highest hopes include going to college somewhere in California, hopefully UCLA and major in music business and minor in music composition. I would ultimately love to live somewhere near a coast with lots of people. But wherever I end up I hope to be somewhere doing what I love with people I love!

2016 Model: Anna

Meet 2016 CHS Model Anna!

A little bit about Anna: “I love being outside and hanging with my friends. I love the idea of going on so many adventures when I’m older and just traveling the world. My passion is working in the mission field. I have been to El Salvador and Guatemala and going to Africa this summer for two weeks. I love doing God’s work and being that helping hand to others in need. I love to laugh and be crazy and have a great time!”

Leave Anna a comment to help her raise money for

Anna 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Anna | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

I’m a part of the prayer and design team at Grace Church. I also volunteer in LIFT (kids with disabilities) at church and also lead a 4th grade girls small group.

Anna 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Anna | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are you most looking forward to for your senior year?

Graduating! And knowing for sure what I am going to do afterwards. Whether it be college or a long term mission trip.

Anna 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Anna | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

I hope to travel everywhere and backpack to certain destinations across the U.S. and then to finally settle down and have a family and kids.

2016 Model: Kate

Meet 2016 Carmel Model Kate!

A little bit about Kate: “I am the kind of person that does not take themselves too seriously. I am outgoing and friendly and enjoy meeting new people. I work hard to keep my grades up but still leave time for the things I enjoy doing as well.”

Leave Kate some love to help her raise money for No Limits.

Kate 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

I am very involved in Performing Arts inside and outside of school, often working on student written and directed films or plays. I have been active in student government, am a member of the Rising Stars Club, enjoy going to school events and have worked as a camp counselor for the past two summers.

Kate 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are you most looking forward to for your senior year?

I’m really looking forward to the adventures of senior year, like going camping or going on a road trip for spring break. I know it will be the last chapter of this part of my life and I’m looking forward to seeing what is to come.

Kate 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Kate | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

I hope that I get to continue doing the things I love, American Sign Language and theater. These two things have changed my life and I hope I get to grow in those fields as I move forward.

2016 Model: Madelaine

Meet 2016 CHS Model Madelaine!

A little about Madelaine: “I’m a very caring and passionate person. I love animals and music more than anything. I can be very stubborn when it comes to giving up on things and I always want everybody to be happy with their lives.”

Leave Madelaine a comment to help her raise money for the Humane Society.

Madelaine 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Madelaine | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

I am very involved with theatre and choir at school. My favorite thing is to be on costume crew for our productions, but I have also directed and been a part of the cast. I also play soccer for Carmel Dad’s Club in spring and fall.

Madelaine 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Madelaine | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are you most looking forward to for your senior year?

Just being able to make the most I can out of my last year in high school and at home.

Madelaine 2016 Model Photo Shoot, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Madelaine | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

I don’t have anything specific planned, but I do want to be successful and happy with whatever I end up doing.