Senior Spotlight: Cade Franks

Parents: Jason and Darcy Franks
Favorites:
Food: pizza
Movie: step brothers
Song that gets you fired up!: I’ll see you in my dreams
Cade Franks is a senior at Cambridge High School and is currently on the Ridgewood baseball team. Cade has played both football and baseball during the past four years. His favorite Spartan memory is when the football team would catch ground squirrels at practice. Coach Spivey is the coach/teacher who has had the most influence on Cade because “he continues to show me I can push even farther to get better.” Cade plans to continue his baseball career at Spoon River College. Good luck Cade!

Senior Spotlight: Caden Bowers

Parents: Heather Bowers, Terry Bowers
Favorites:
Food: Pizza hut Honey BBQ wings!
Movie: Talladega nights
School Lunch: chicken patty
Song that gets you fired up!: Rockstar by Nickelback
Caden Bowers is a senior at Cambridge High School and is currently on the Ridgewood boys track team. Caden has run on the track team for four years and on the cross country team for three years. He is also in FFA.
Caden’s favorite Spartan memory is going to sectionals for the first time since his older brother Garron Bowers did. He compliments his teammates calling them the “most dedicated teammates ever!” Caden’s funniest family friendly memory is when school superintendent Tom Akers kissed a pig during an FFA assembly.
Former track coach Ben Schott is the coach/teacher who’s had the most influence on Caden. Schott coached Caden for two years. “He always pushed me to be the best runner I could be and always gave me extremely useful advice from his running experiences.” Caden’s advice to freshman; “senior year comes way faster than you think it will. Use the most of what time you have because you might be disappointed you didn’t live your high school years up to its’ and your fullest potential.”
Cade plans to attend Rend Lake Community College next fall and get his Associate of Arts Degree and “figure it out from there!” Best of luck Cade!

Senior Spotlight: Kalynn Johnson

Parents: Kaley Johnson and Todd Johnson Jr.
Favorites:
Food: Cucumber, broccoli, grapes, and apples
Movie: Remember the Titans
School Lunch: Chicken Alfredo with the steamed broccoli
Song that gets me fired up: Don’t have a favorite, I can get fired up to any!
Kalynn Johnson is a senior at Cambridge High School and is currently on the Ridgewood Spartan girls track team. In the past four years Kalynn has been involved in volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and track. Her other activities include FCCLA, JKB, student council, and this past spring Kalynn was in the spring musical for the first time!
Her favorite Spartan memory is going to the state track meet with Lauren Anderson to cheer her on! A trip to Texas before her brother Collin was deployed to Germany is her funniest family friendly moment.
Mrs. Miller is the coach/teacher who has had the most influence on Kalynn because “Coach Miller has pushed through with everything that has happened with her mom. Coach Miller has chosen to push through and coach us because it is something she loves to do!”
Kalynn’s advice to freshmen is to do as many activities as you can in high school. You never know when or if they will be taken away from you in the snap of your fingers. Getting involved is a great way to get out, connect, and make friends with people you never would have thought you’d be friends with!
After graduation, Kalynn plans to attend St. Ambrose University to major in Criminal Justice. She has also signed onto the St. Ambrose Track and Field team to compete in college.
Good luck Kalynn!