Becca Lee Stroud’s parents are Derek and Lainey Rowitser Stroud. Her grandparents are Bill and the late Dorothy “Dodie” Lauridsen Stroud, Mary Lou and John Splittorf and Mike and Jana Rowitser.
Becca’s great-great-grandfather, Louis Lauridsen immigrated to the United States in 1890 from Germany. He settled in Union, Estrella and Dry Creek areas in 1898 with his cousin Michael Lund and they became grain farmers. Louis became an original director of the Farmers Alliance Business Association. Becca’s great-grandfather Ingward Lauridsen farmed the family’s Union ranch until 1967.
Her grandmother Dodie attended the one-room schoolhouse in Union with her brother Kenny. Her aunt Dana Stroud is a past Belle Attendant. Becca’s grandfather Bill Stroud, her uncle Dewey Stroud and her father Derek have all been teachers and athletic coaches at Paso Robles High School for many years.
Becca will graduate from Paso Robles High School this spring. She wants to attend Cal Poly and major in business or business marketing and then eventually get married and have a family.
Abigail Nicole Avery’s parents are Kevin and Lisa Avery-Fuson and Sean Lapinole. Her grandparents are Donald and Karen Tullock Avery and Paul and Joyce LaValley Lapinole. Her great uncle Bob Tullock was the 2018 Pioneer Day Marshal.
Abby is a senior at Paso Robles High School and plans to attend college after graduation. Her goal is to become a physician’s assistant.
Shelby Brooke Degnan’s parents are Roger and Lynette Ruth Degnan. Her grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Morgan Ruth and William and Ann Degnan.
Shelby will be a senior this year at Paso Robles High School. Her plans for the future include college and a list of career goals that include nursing or a pediatric cardiac surgeon.
Nevaeh Kim Hinton’s parents are Ron and Theresa Heckman Hinton. Her grandparents are Ed Heckman and the late Johnna Beard Andrus, Steve Hinton and Patty Ferravanti and the late Joey Brown.
Nevaeh will graduate from Paso Robles High School in the spring. She plans to attend a four-year university and specialize in pediatric cardiology.
Kayla Ann Hurl’s parents are John and Johna Cochran Hurl. Her grandparents are Walter and Zada McCornack Hurl and Ann Hartswick and John Eberle.
Kayla does independent studies through Shandon High School and will graduate this spring. She is planning to attend college and study agriculture or animal science. She wants to work in the beef industry.
Halle Lynn Nash’s parents are Scott and Susan Hurl Nash. Her grandparents are Ed and Cindy Van Matre Hurl and Darrell and LaDonna Nash.
Halle will graduate from Paso Robles High School this year. She plans to pursue a four-year degree but she is not sure where she wants to focus her studies.
Emily Rose Olsen’s parents are Bernard and Jeannie Werland Olsen. Her grandparents are Gisela Fritschle and the late Neil Olsen and Joe and Barbara Gisler Werland.
Emily is a senior at Paso Robles High School and will graduate this year. She plans to attend college and study journalism.
Emily Elizabeth Oetting’s parents are Will and Emma Morales de Oetting. Her grandparents are Gary and Barbara Bader Oetting. Her great-grandmother Dolly Barba Bader was Pioneer Day Queen in 1985.
Emily will graduate from Paso Robles High School in the spring. She plans to attend Cuesta College for years and then transfer to the University of Oregon where she plans to double-major in special needs education and vocal performance.
Tatiana Noel Smeltzer’s parents are Korey and Julie Larsen Smeltzer. Her grandparents are Glen and Sandra Taft Smeltzer and Ralph and Adrienne Airey Larsen. Her great-grandmother Carol Root Smeltzer was Pioneer Day Queen in 2010.
Tatiana is a senior at Paso Robles High School and will graduate this year. She plans to attend a four-year university and play Division I water polo and major in business entrepreneurship.