Téa S. started writing on a more serious level in the 6th grade and typically writes poetry and creative writing. They believe writing is an outlet for emotions that would usually tear people apart. “I don’t feel like writing should be without sadness,” Téa said.
Anela W. enjoys photography, especially nature. She has been into photography for four years now. “It’s a way to capture moments in life that is hard to see without photographing it,” Anela said. She does not, however, like taking photos of people. “It’s too popular. We see models often on a billboards, but not pictures of beautiful things like changing trees or forests. I also love taking pictures of historic items like buildings and artifacts.”
Iris enjoys the nighttime, chamomile tea, cats, listening to music while dramatically staring out a window, actual rocks, dreaming big, and baked goods. She occasionally writes for fun, but also to consolidate the many things bouncing around in her head, to process the hardships of life, and to count her blessings. Iris can only hope her writing will help others in their own journeys.
Bryce Van Derveer, a MSHS allumni, writes music for the ukulele. He started playing music in 6th grade, when he learned the clarinet. In 8th grade he transitioned to the base clarinet, which is his primary instrument in band. He has also recently picked up the guitar. He started learning the baritone ukulele a little less then a year ago. His interest in it started by watching Youtube video of James Hill playing, “Voodoo Child.” Van Derveer is going to the University of Oregon for college, but will not be pursuing music as a career. Along with music, he is also interested in cooking and art. He has taken an art class every year he’s been at Manitou.
“Funky Jade” was done with white gel pen, PRISMA colored pencils, and Sharpie pen.
Zoe S. enjoys sketching in her free time. She likes drawing girls the most because their anatomy is easy and she has a better time grasping the concept. She first started drawing at an early age, around three or four. As well drawing, she also occasionally does blackout poetry.
Allie’s passion is photography. She hopes to one day be a photojournalist, wedding photographer, or a family portrait photographer. In the meantime, she enjoys taking photos of her family, and the things around her.
“Fading Beauty” and other photos
“The Man That Doesn’t Stand” and other photos
“Beauty in My Arms” and other photos
“Once Upon A Time” and other photos
“Mediterranean Love” and other photos
“Stay Still” and other photos
“Classy” and other photos