23, 1988, Roger and Deb brought their fifth child Miranda into the
world. Miranda’s older siblings are R.J., Melissa, Megan,
Rick and her younger brother is Robert. Other additions to
Miranda’s family are her dogs, Rocky and Bell, and her bird
Sid. The classes Miranda is taking this year are journalism,
today’s family, calculus, psychology, social psychology, ag.
business, Novel II, business law, grammar, government, single's
survival, and p.e. Along with her busy academic schedule,
Miranda balances her other activities, which include volleyball,
student council, track, band solo/ensemble, flag corps, band, FFA
and International Club for four years. She has also
participated in basketball and jazz band for three years.
Musicals, individual speech, and large group speech have been a
part of Miranda’s life the past two years. Miranda is in
charge of many things this year. She is the dance team
captain, FFA secretary, student council president, and president of
her youth group at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
If you’re planning on watching a movie with Miranda, she will probably want to watch her favorite movie, Horse Whisperer, while her favorite shows are The Simpsons, Family Guy and CSI. She listens to any music, but her favorite bands are Switchfoot, John Reuben, and Casting Pearls. She also enjoys reading The Da Vinci Code, most likely because her favorite class is Novel II. Other favorites of Miranda’s are the color green and mashed potatoes. Miranda’s most memorable high school moment was playing the part of Cha Cha in the play Grease and going to state jazz band two years in a row.
Miranda plans to attend a four-year college to major in psychology or theology. At age twenty-seven, Miranda sees herself married with two kids with more on the way. She sees herself with a steady job and a big house. She also imagines herself living in a town bigger than Rock Rapids, but not too big.
The advice she gives to the underclassmen is “Use your time wisely because it flies by fast.” She also wants to add the comment, “Everything works out in the end.” If she could spend one day with anyone, she would spend the day with Oprah. She chose Oprah because she is an amazing woman and she has been through a lot, but she still managed to work her way up to the top.
Miranda has received many awards during her time in high school. Some of these awards are NHS, high honor roll, Miss Rock Rapids, fruit sale awards, FFA officer awards, band ensemble/solo contest awards, individual and large group state speech, and state jazz band. Great job Miranda, have a great rest of the year.