January Senior of the Month

January 5, 2022

 By Emily Durliat

Congratulations to our January Senior of the Month, Riley Launder!

What the staff has to say about Riley Launder :

  •           “Congratulations to the unassuming, conscientious, reliable, mature, creative, and queen of sarcasm...Riley Launder! Riley is such a great asset to the Arlington student body because she is confident, yet humble and is always willing to help in any capacity. I appreciate her unmatched wit and her ability to take on a task and run with it. Furthermore, she is a star student and such a pleasure to have in the classroom due to her independence and work effort. Well done, Riley.”  


  •           “Riley is a leader not only on the cheerleading squad but among her peers.  She is helpful and accepts challenges with a smile and positive attitude. You’re going to do great things, Riley and we will miss you next year!”


  •           “Riley always goes above and beyond -- she excels in academics and in extracurricular activities. She is a pleasure to have in class and I could always count on her.” 


  •           “Riley is a student who you can give several responsibilities to and rest assured they will be completed in a timely manner and professional manner. I have relied on Riley to communicate out to the public through social media for Loud Crowd reminders for the past year. She has been both a dependable leader for both the Spirit Leadership team and the Varsity Cheerleading team. She will be greatly missed when she graduates this year. Congratulations Riley!!!”


Let’s get to know Riley a little better!

  • What is your all-time favorite class you’ve taken here at Arlington? Why would you recommend upcoming high schoolers to take it?

My favorite class that I have taken was definitely media writing with Mrs. Barger. I took the class to further improve my writing skills and it has opened up to much more than just writing articles. I get to be creative, and there’s no judgement in there. Every idea is a good idea. We also do a lot of stuff together so that we’re working together and sharing all of our ideas with each other. There’s never a dull moment in there. There is always something going on and every day in Mrs. Barger’s room is fun and unique.

  • What is one thing that you have always wanted to do?

At the very top of my bucket list is going to the balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I just think it would be incredible to see in person.

  • What inspired you to want to pursue interior architecture?

I’ve always liked DIY projects, I also am an avid watcher of the HGTV channel haha. I’ll always get to be creative. The possibilities are limitless and no two days while working as an interior architect will ever be the same and I love the idea of each day being different.

  • What will you miss the most about Arlington? 

I’ll miss the family feels. The small town vibes that keep us all together. I’ll miss my classmates, we’ve all been together since before some of us could tie our shoes, and then one day we’ll all go our separate ways and I’ll miss seeing them and talking to them.

  • If you could throw food at anyone what kind of food would it be and who would you throw it at?

If I could throw any kind of food in anyone's face, I would throw some hot salsa in Alyssa’s face to make up for the time she threw a glass block at me and didn’t get in trouble for it.

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