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Braden Michael Caleb Vondran was born on June 21, 2001, in Lima, Ohio. He is the son of Kristy and Mike Vondran and Damon and Brittney Raines. He is the oldest of three siblings, Cade, Giselle and Adrianna.

Brady started at Temple Christian school in his eighth-grade year. While attending Temple, he participated in band for two years, art for four years, and yearbook for two years. Brady’s favorite class at Temple is Psychology with Mr. Green.

Along with his family, Brady attends Shawnee Alliance Church and his favorite Bible verse is “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, New International Version).

Someone that inspires Brady is his dad, Mike. Brady said, “He served 20 years in the Army National Guard and has shown me many valuable lessons in life.”

Brady’s favorite book is the Bible. His favorite food is Chipotle and iced coffee, and his favorite song is “I Lived” by OneRepublic. If he could have any superpower, he would want the power of teleporting so that he could get to his destination quickly.

Brady’s favorite school/class memory is hanging out with his class after basketball games at Lydia’s house or going to Applebees. He enjoys hanging out with friends, watching Tik Toks, laughing with Carol, and driving.

Brady describes his senior year as, “Friends, driving and laughing.” Brady said he will always remember, “Laughing to the point of tears with my class over the simplest things.”

Brady’s advice to the underclassmen at Temple is to “Step out of your comfort zone. Experience high school by getting involved. Don’t spend high school working. You have the rest of your life to do that!”

After high school, Brady plans on attending Bowling Green State University and majoring in Business.

Congratulations, Brady! May God bless you and your future!