No doubt that this time in our history will be ingrained in our brains for a long, long time. The global pandemic of Covid-19 has definitely changed our lives in many ways. So many plans have been postponed or canceled altogether. I keep thinking about the seniors in high school and college who will never get the chance to walk across the stage and proudly accept their diploma in front of all their friends and family members. Additionally, they’re missing out on prom, countless awards ceremonies, and in the case of the featured student this week, a trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall.

This blog series is intended to bring a little sunshine their way. They certainly deserve to be celebrated for all they’ve accomplished in their academics and extra-curricular activities. Next up I’m honoring Tyler, who is a senior at Oconomowoc High School. Tyler’s sense of humor really struck me when I asked him what was on his mind when they announced the quarantine. He said,

“I wonder how long it will be until I can get a haircut.”

I think we’re all wondering the same thing! Tyler is a talented musician and accomplished cross country runner. Read on to learn a bit more about him. He’s destined for a lifetime of success and happiness!

What do you like to do for fun? I like to go for long runs and bike rides.Oconomowoc high school senior boy posing at Cushing Park in Delafield

Post-graduation plans? After graduation I plan to attend UW-Platteville and major in Civil Engineering and minor in Architecture and Business.


What is your favorite memory in High school
? Performing in Indianapolis with so many of my friends as a member of the Oconomowoc Wind Symphony.

Oconomowoc High School senior boy with french horn smiling for camera downtown Delafield, Wisconsin

Proudest moment? When I set my personal best 5k time in my last race as an Oconomowoc Raccoon.

Oconomowoc High School senior boy smiling for camera downtown Delafield, Wisconsin
What have you learned about yourself during quarantine?
That staying active by running, walking, or biking helps keep spirits high (not focusing on the bad things too much).

Oconomowoc High School senior boy smiling for camera downtown Delafield, Wisconsin

What is the first thing you’ll do after the quarantine is over? Go out to eat with my friends and be closer than six feet apart.

Oconomowoc High School senior boy smiling for camera downtown Delafield, Wisconsin

This or that:
Theater or Cinema? Cinema
Burgers or tacos? Burgers, but I do also like Italian sausages or Chorizo
Phone or computer? Computer
Breakfast or dinner? Breakfast
Comedy or drama? Comedy, but I typically prefer Action/Thriller
Alaska or Hawaii? Alaska (I like cold weather)
Cookies or cake? Cookies
Oconomowoc High School senior boy smiling for camera at Fish Hatchery, Delafield, Wisconsin
I enjoyed getting to know you during our time together exploring beautiful Delafield, Wisconsin,  Tyler! Show some love to him in the comments below to help him celebrate the rest of his senior year and after!

Julie Collins Photography is an Oconomowoc Senior Photographer located in beautiful Lake Country, WI who loves capturing true emotions and candid moments that help tell the story of the seniors she works with.
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