Henry Sibley Class of 2014
Congratulations Henry Sibley Class of 2014!
Posted on 06/02/2014

As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, School District 197 would like to present the "Sibley Senior Spotlights" — interviews with seniors who have shown commitment to academic excellence and personal achievement. Students share stories about their favorite memory from their time at Sibley, a teacher who helped encourage them, advice for younger students about high school, and more! 

Read on to learn more about a few of the graduates in Sibley’s Class of 2014, including Mendota alumni Kevin Kolstad and Gretta Bruestle.


Aspen Doud - Aspen takes advanced courses and maintains a 3.9 GPA while being a leader on the Dance Team and Student Council. Learn more

Victor Corral Despite starting his freshman year at Sibley knowing very little English, Victor has maintained a 3.9 GPA, excelled in athletics, and was offered academic scholarships from three different colleges. Learn more


Kevin Kolstad - Kevin has made the A Honor Roll every quarter and takes many Advanced Placement classes. He is captain of the Sibley baseball and basketball teams, and also volunteers outside of school. Learn more


Nina Cerda - Nina has taken several advanced courses at Sibley and serves as captain of the Softball team. She volunteers outside of school with the Animal Humane Society and leads youth softball activities. Learn more


Santana Baker - Santana takes many advanced courses and is active in Sibley's math team, orchestra programs and musical theater. Learn more

Cortes Mera

Isaac Cortes Mera - Isaac takes many advanced placement courses at Sibley and has been on the A Honor Roll every quarter. He's involved in the Sibley Math Team and plays bass and guitar in his church's band. Learn more


Gretta Bruestle - Gretta has been involved in various Sibley activities and sports, including Link Crew, Model United Nations, Cross Country and Volleyball. She has lettered in Academics and taken many Advanced Placement and "College in the Schools" courses. Learn more


Patrick (PJ) Gannon - PJ has excelled in academics and has lettered in Track, Cross Country and Hockey. He also plays saxophone in several Sibley band ensembles and serves as co-president of Student Council. Learn more


Cassie Furlong - Cassie has been a leader on the Sibley soccer, track and field, and basketball teams, while taking various advanced courses. She volunteers outside of school with a youth group for high school students with disabilities. Learn more


Ben Golden — Ben is vice president of Sibley's Key Club, a student volunteer organization, and was one of just 20 students nationwide who received the Student Volunteer Award from Scholarship America. Earlier this year Ben wrote a one-act play that was performed by Sibley students. Learn more

Read about other achievements by students in the Class of 2014:
   - Kate McKay named Henry Sibley High School’s 2014 Athena Award winner
   - Henry Sibley student Jake Jaeger wins Region Triple A Award
   - National Leadership training inspires Sibley student Jose Salazar to make change
   - Sixty-five Sibley students earn AP Scholars honors
   - Three Sibley seniors recognized by National Merit Program - Jonathan LaBounty, Matt Foman and Joe Parnell
   - Meet the School Board's new Student Representative, Mikaela Ziegler