Presenting Dimond Graduate: Ashley Devon

The senior class of 2010, along with Ashley Devon, one of Dimond’s many outstanding students, is heading off into the great, big, unknown world. Devon is an honor student at Dimond, with a GPA of 3.88. She has participated in Key Club, track, riflery and the Japanese Immersion Program, succeeding greatly in all activities. In riflery, Devon is a star. Devon has lettered in varsity riflery all four years of her high school career. This year, Devon is the captain of the riflery team. About her experience at Dimond, Devon says, “It’s been a really fun experience. You grow a lot in high school. It’s an amazing opportunity to make friends and figure out where you’re going in life.” Mischell Anderson, Devon’s AP Psychology teacher, points out that she has many outstanding seniors in her classes. Anderson says, “She is very creative and she is able to see complexities in issues.” Anderson adds, “She knows her own opinions and is not afraid to speak them.” When asked about what Ashley Devon wants to be when she grows up, she says, “I want to learn more languages and work with international affairs.” One of Ashley Devon’s sisters, Chelsy Devon, talks about Ashley Devon’s plans for college—“She’s [Ashley Devon] majoring in art, and she’s going to Colorado University.” Ashley Devon says about her two favorite teachers, Anderson and Dimond history teacher Greg Brown, “They’re both really amazing. Uh, Mrs. Anderson’s really interesting and Mr. Brown is so dedicated to what he does.” Senior Katie Carpenter has been a friend of Devon since grade school. They have participated in the Japanese Immersion Program—to this day. Carpenter says about Ashley Devon “she’s quick-witted, clever, and funny.” She also notes, “I love her; she brightens my day.” As Ashley Devon graduates from Dimond High School, Carpenter would like to say, “Keep having fun!” Ashley Devon is a part of a family, consisting of four sisters, her mom and her dad. Shelby Devon, the second oldest sister—a sophomore at Dimond—is Ashley Devon’s “best friend.” Shelby Devon says [half-asleep], “Mmm, she’s outstanding; she’s outgoing.” Shelby Devon also says about Ashley Devon graduating, “Love you, miss you, hope you survive.” Ashley Devon, on her last day of school, points out how she will remember the friends she made, and how she always had so much fun hanging out with them. She talks about her most significant memory of high school—“Umm, the day I made the riflery team.” Ashley Devon has had an extremely wonderful four years at Dimond and sends off a message to coming Dimond students—“ Make the most of your years [in high school], because you only get to do it once.”