Senior spotlights: highlighting seniors as they say good-bye


Seniors: Gavin Brennan, Makayla Premo, Anna Myers, Dayton Jones, Ashlyn Minor, and Nadine Loureiro wear their cap and gown while walking off-campus. After their abnormal four years of high school these seniors are ready to start their new life.

Senior Anna Myers is a three-year veteran for The Precedent, during her time involved in the newspaper she has worked alongside Nadine Loureiro (editor-in-chief) as the managing editor. Myers has won many awards from her 2019 year of Newspaper including graphics for “Technology in schools throughout the decades,” page design for “Technology in the classroom.” and her story “Students, staff, community deeply torn on ‘Equity’ training. She is planning on attending Northern Arizona University studying international affairs in the Fall. In her well-experienced time in Newspaper, Myers developed a love for photoshop and page design. “My favorite part is working with photoshop and InDesign,” Myers commented.

The news editor, senior Ashlyn Miner, is graduating this year with two years of newspaper experience. She won an honorable mention for her 2020 story, “Abrupt Ending: After promising start, top-ranked PHS comes up short in 6A title game”. Plans after high school consist of “going to Dixie State and majoring in elementary education,” Miner states. She is going to miss the unique times in the Newspaper, “getting a half-eaten potato and some batteries for my white elephant gift was very memorable” Miner remarked. The Precedent created an environment for Minor that helped with other achievements. “This was a really awesome program to get involved in at Perry,” Miner concluded

Gavin Brennan joined The Precedent his junior year of high school and applied to be the opinions editor in 2019 and has been granted that responsibility ever since, he is graduating and going to college at Northern Arizona University majoring in biology. His hard work paid off with winning awards such as his “excellent” award for his story “Three students navigate high school while learning to speak English” in 2019. With his biology interests, his hopes are to become a “Pathologist or an anesthesiologist.”

Dayton Jones was given the role of sports editor in 2020 and has been editing there ever since. With her title, she has won many awards. Her plans after high school consist of attending Northern Arizona University studying fitness wellness. Her love for physical health is going to be implemented in her further life as she wants to pursue being a personal trainer for other individuals who share her love.

Nadine Loureiro has been a part of The Precedent since her sophomore year and has been the editor-in-chief for two of those years. She has won multiple awards including her honorable mention for her opinion piece, “Valentine’s Day is overrated” and is planning on attending the University of California, Berkeley in the Fall while studying forensic science. Along with being the head of the newspaper Louriro is very involved, she volunteers multiple hours of the week and takes many high honor classes. Loureiro’s interest has always been implemented in her time in the newspaper, she has had her own video segments – “Let’s talk about food with Nadine” – that introduce new foods to viewers. 

With 2020 being Makayla Premo’s first year as a newspaper staffer she has yet to win any awards but is on the right track to winning a few in the fall. She plans on heading to college in the fall studying business at Mesa Community College for a year then transferring to Arizona State University. Her love for Fashion has built throughout the years of attending high school, “Some of my interests are modeling/fashion, writing, and playing the cello.” Her experience in the newspaper “has been so much fun and exciting; I wish I would have gotten into it sooner.”