Senior Spotlight: Savanna Wallace

As we finish off the school year, many seniors are excited to be done, Savanna Wallace being one of them.

Savanna has been attending Dimond since her freshman year.

Wallace said, “ I am very excited for senior year to be over, I have been waiting for this day for four years and now it just doesn’t seem real.”

Wallace has always been very involved in sports.

She started playing flag football and soccer her freshman year, and continued to play both sports sophomore year along with trying out softball for the first time.

Junior year Wallace played flag football in the fall and focused on just playing softball in the spring.

This year Wallace played flag football again and earned herself her first state championship. She is also currently playing softball.

Wallace said, “My favorite memory from high school was winning the state championship and seeing my family and my best friends Grace Kukowski and Shayla Blood after the game, knowing that they were there cheering me on.”

Blood said, “Savanna is one of my best friends and it was one of the best feelings seeing her so happy after winning.”


Wallace said, “ The coaching staff for flag and softball is amazing and playing with most of the same girls throughout my four years of high school has been an honor.”

Wallace is also involved in the engineering program.

She took robotics and wood shop in middle school to help further her knowledge of the tools she would use in high school.

Once in high school, Wallace joined engineering and has been in the class for all four years of high school.

Wallace is also taking robotics after school but doesn’t get to go much because of sports, work and homework.

Not only does Savanna play sports, take AP classes and is involved in afterschool programs, she also volunteers once a week at Kincaid Elementary and helps out in a classroom to help the children with reading, writing and speaking.

Wallace applied to six colleges, New Mexico Highlands, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical in Prescott, Arizona, University of Minnesota Mankato, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder and Boise State University.

And she is proud to say she was accepted into all six schools she applied to.

Wallace said, “ I am committing to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, it has been my dream school for years and it was hard to let the opportunity pass.”

She plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering and maybe along the road moving into the Aerospace category.

Trevor Forrester, a friend of Savanna’s, said, “I’m so proud of her for getting accepted into all six colleges, I’ve been able to see her grow these past four years and I’m excited to see where she goes in the future.”

Wallace is excited about what will come after high school.

She said, “ I have been waiting for this day for years, but now that it’s finally coming I am having mixed emotions, I am excited to start a new life and further my education at one of the best engineering schools in the nation but I’m scared to lose my best friends and to leave my family.”

Wallace adds, “They have always been by my side and thinking about leaving them is rough but I know they are always going to stick with me even when I am in college. “

She said, “ It’s such a great feeling to know I am finally done. After stressing over college applications, It’s over and now you get an idea about what life is going to be like after high school. Senior year makes it actually feel like you’re growing up.”

Wallace hopes to have a great experience in college and is excited for a bright future that is ahead of her.

Wallace said, “I don’t think I will ever know for sure what my future holds, but all I can hope is that I am happy with my life and what I’m accomplishing in it, but most importantly I want my friends and family to be happy too.”