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KYRA

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Kyra Alves

MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL |  CLASS OF 2018

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"I didn't have any fear before we hired you! I was very excited to have you as my photographer and I'm so thankful I had the opportunity! Everything was my favorite. I enjoyed every aspect of the day!! I wish I could do it all over again!"

- Kyra

What was your senior experience like?

A Best Friend Session with friends Kyra and Paul.

What do you like to do when you are not in class? Play a sport? Chess team? Choir? Volunteer? What do you LOVE to do?

I am the captain of both of the volleyball and track and field teams at MHS. I'm the Vice President of Student Leadership, a member of student council, a member of Best Buddies, and I'm also apart of Peer Mentoring.

Who inspires you most and Why?

I'm most inspired by my parents. They push through any obstacles on their way and are the kindest people I know. Both my mom and dad have such big hearts. They have shaped me to become the person I am today.

If you could sit down and share a meal with anyone (deceased or alive, famous or not) who would it be and why?

I would love to share a meal with my Grandfather. I never got to meet him. He died before I was born. My mom always says how great of a man he was and how much I would've loved him. I wish I had the chance to meet him.

Tell me about an experience that has shaped your life and how it has changed you.

This is very recent, but my great aunt who I am very close with has been fighting breast cancer for about 7 years. She has always been a fighter, but we just found out her time is coming to an end. We weren't expecting this at all. My family has had to come to terms with everything and learn to appreciate life because you never know when it's going to end.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, or even spend a month living in another country, where would it be and why?

I would love to go to Italy again. It is one of the most amazing countries I have ever been to. I would also love to go to Australia. It has always been a dream of mine.

What advice would you give to incoming Freshman asking you about high school?

Enjoy it. Don't hold back and take any opportunities that come your way. Make memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

Anything else that I missed that you would like to tell me about you?

Just like you, I'm an Aquarius!! I love the beach and fall.

[I love you Kyra, my fellow Aquarian!!]

"With brave wings, she flies."
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PAUL

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Paul Speliakos

MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL |  CLASS OF 2018

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Thoughts on having his senior portraits taken: "I honestly didn't really have a fear, I just wanted to get my pictures done and I knew you would do a great job. My favorite part of the day was probably seeing the geese infestation on the beach. [that was crazy] You are a fantastic photographer who wants you to feel as comfortable as possible. I had a great time and lots of laughs."

- Paul

FYI, The basketball was NOT Photoshopped in. This is an authentic spin folks! - Jennifer

What was your senior experience like?

A Friend Session with Kyra and Chrissy.

What do you like to do when you are not in class? Play a sport? Chess team? Choir? Volunteer? What do you LOVE to do?

I like to play basketball and run track. I also like to hang out with my friends.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, or even spend a month living in another country, where would it be and why?

I would travel to Greece because I have family there and I would love to experience it with them.

What advice would you give to incoming Freshman asking you about high school?

Good Luck.

...I like that Paul; simple and to the point!"

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CHRISSY

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Chrissy Speliakos

MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL |  CLASS OF 2018

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"My favorite part of the day was [photographing] in the fields with my friend Kyra. Having someone there with me made things so much more fun and relaxing, especially when we took pictures together. I would definitely take my pictures with Jen. You will have the best experience ever! The pictures are amazing and her positive attitude makes you feel so comfortable which makes the day so much better!"

- Chrissy

What was your senior experience like?

A Best Friend Session with my friend Kyra and my brother Paul. We went to the field, to our high school track and to Hopkinton State Park. 

What do you like to do when you are not in class? Play a sport? Chess team? Choir? Volunteer? What do you LOVE to do?

I love to run track, and hope to continue it in college.

Who inspires you most and Why?

My grandmother. She is fighting Alzheimer's and has been for over 10 years, yet she has never had a negative outlook on life.

If you could sit down and share a meal with anyone (deceased or alive, famous or not) who would it be and why?

Kerri Strug, she was an olympic gymnast who broke her ankle during an event at the olympics. I would love to hear her story and how she felt that day. 

Tell me about an experience that has shaped your life and how it has changed you.

When I was in middle school I broke my back doing gymnastics and later broke it again in track my freshman year. The doctor told me I should quit sports for good, just in case. Instead this setback made me stronger, and I am now talking to division 1 coaches for the one thing I have always fought for. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, or even spend a month living in another country, where would it be and why?

I would travel to Greece to spend time with my family that a I have only seen once or twice. 

What advice would you give to incoming Freshman asking you about high school?

I would tell them to not let schools work alter their experience. I would want them to create a schedule that manages their work load, but gives them enough time to experience everything great high school has to offer.


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