I took a deep breath to still my quickly beating heart. I and Zoe had bolted up the large formations of rock the jeepers and thrill seekers seemed to enjoy. We were on our own adventure. We hid carefully, for we were playing a game of hide and seek with the whole of our class. After regaining my breath I looked to see if the seeker had started.
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A casual enjoyer of chicken nuggets and George Orwell, Colin Sills will disrupt any expectations you have of him. His parents, Sam and Kimberly, and his younger sister Aidan, are as likely to find him gardening as playing video games, watching ‘Goonies’ as ‘Star Wars’, listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival as Foo Fighters.
Traveling never used to interest me very much. Of course I wanted to see other cultures and places, but traveling never was on the top of any list for me. Until now.
Mariana Marinho Dos Santos grew up in Brazil before moving to New Jersey in 2016 and, subsequently, Ouray in 2020. “When I moved to New Jersey, I didn’t know a word in English,” she reflected. “It was a struggle. Basically, I had nobody to help me. I was by myself.” But she persevered, mastering the new language by freshman year and moving to Ouray as a sophomore.
Riley Ross, son of Brandy and Bob and younger brother of Jacksen, will miss the wilderness of Ouray. He enjoys the climbing, biking and exploring he has grown up with. He also enjoys tropical fruits, the book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, rock music and 70s soul, and Iceland.
Developing Minds to Match Our Mountains