By Lena Kennel and Alissa Schell
David Moore is a returning junior at Baker High School, having attended school in Baker for first through sixth grade. During his years away from Baker, David has stayed in many different places including Ekalaka, Wibaux, Shepherd, Marmarth, Broadus and towns in Idaho. This year, however, his father, Stevan Rodrigues, was able to bring his family back to Baker because of his job with the pipeline. David’s mother, Dawn Rodrigues, works at Cabin Creek Cafe, and his younger brother, James Thornock, will also be attending school in Baker this year. David’s favorite classes this year are Ag Mechanics and Art, and he is currently a member of the high school football team and plans to play basketball this winter. In his free time, David enjoys hunting, fishing, playing football, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his two dogs and cats. When asked what his favorite part about being back at BHS was, David simply replied, “The people, the team, and the friends.” David is glad to be back, mentioning that based on his experiences with Baker Schools, “there’s nothing not to like.” Likewise, BHS is excited to welcome back such a positive familiar face this year!
Kaden Wood is yet another familiar face back at BHS this year after spending his sophomore year at Plevna’s school. His mother, Marc-Annette Steen, is a massage therapist and his father, Robert Wood, works for G&G. His older siblings are Justin, Shana and Christina Wood, along with Kobee Hickey, and his two younger sisters are Dakota and Danika Steen, who still attend school in Plevna. Kaden plans to wrestle this winter, and in his free time, he enjoys riding his dirt bike, hunting, fishing, and hanging out with his family, as well as his Australian Shepherd, Kane. While it hasn’t been long since he’s been gone, BHS is certainly glad to welcome back Kaden Wood in hopes that he has an amazing junior year!