What is your first name, and why were you named that?
Ariel- pronounced like the letters R-E-L. Originally my parents picked out Aubrey, but my dad met someone named Ariel and really liked it! The misconception is that I was named after the Little Mermaid… I was actually born before the movie came out!
If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?
I would most likely be working in the Agriculture Industry, probably in sales.
What pets do you have?
2 dogs (Clem & Zena), 1 cat (Puma), about 40 chickens (Bailey Chicken, Precious Princess to name a few), and we raise Angus cattle down around Fisher.
What were your nicknames from high school? Why?
I picked up the name ‘Rel’ because people OFTEN mispronounce my name - mostly I get called Aerial. So I tell people to sound out the letters R-E-L, and a guy in high school slurred the letters together and I became ‘Rel’.
What was your first job?
Besides raising Angus Cattle, my first REAL job was cleaning sororities… for 10 years!
Great pay… but so GROSS!
What’s your favorite movie?
Empire Records (Great movie if you’ve never seen it), A Few Good Men, Rain Man.
Olivia Harrison and Madison Klintworth
Olivia coordinated the gently used toy drive sponsored by the National Honor Society during November. This toy drive brought in a large number of toys both new and used that will be distributed to many children in the Bloomington/Normal area at Christmas. At Ridgeview High School Olivia currently serves as National Honor Society Co-President, FFA President, Spanish 4 Class Representative, Student Council President, and Senior Class Officer.
Madison recently marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City as a member of the Macy's Great American Marching Band. Madison was one of 250 student selected from across the United States to march in the parade. At Ridgeview High School Madison serves as a Theatre Club Officer, Spanish Club President, NHS Co-President, Student Council Officer, Senior Class Officer, GSA Officer, Drum Major, and Section Leader in Band.