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Title: Yongester
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Title: Yongester
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Language: English
Creator: P.K. Yonge Laboratory School
Publisher: P.K. Yonge Laboratory School
Publication Date: 1988
Copyright Date: 1952
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Showing off school spirit, the varsity football
team prepares to tear through the "Demons"
at the season's first home game.



1988 Blue Wave
P. K. Yonge
Laboratory School
University of Florida
1080 S.W. 11lth Street
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Are you wet yet? The t-shirt repre-
sents life at P.K., where the small
student body allows everyone to be-
come a part of the Blue Wave.

Title/i A

Fr om The first to arrive, Claire McCall
awaits the start of the first pep
rally. The pep rally involves all
of the high school and middle
school students in an attempt to
encourage school participation
and spirit.

If it's irresistible, then P.K. must
be involved. Life at P.K. hasn't
always been easy, but hard work
and patience have made it the
place to be.
... As the dust was wiped off
all the books, both teachers and
students attempted to return to
days of work and sleepless nights
... Go Big Blue! The beginning
of school brought the football
season into full swing and with it
the P.K. spirit.

Taking a break from cheerleading
practice, Joey Magnussan, Kelly
Fey, and Rachelle Richardson relax
and discuss their plans for the week-


Encouraging the audience, James
Davison and Donnie Conard show
their support for the Kaiser team in
the middle school, "Goofy games".

Eatin& a salad, Heather Williams
listenshtently to the conversation.
Salads are a popular alternative to
sandwiches for lunch.



Spin the bat! In a fit of laughter, Mrs.
Richardson tries to show off her bat
twirling skills to the student body.


School spirit filled the air as the
football team prepared for the
season's first home game. Both
middle and high school students
participated in the pep rally which
was designed to encourage and
promote all of the fall sports.
. Despite careful precau-
tions, the football season began
with injuries. The disappointment
was felt most by the injured play-
ers who could no longer help their
team on the field, only provide
support on the side lines.
Skipping to the beat of the drum,
Ashley Galyean, Christina Campbell,
and Jayson Lefebvre demonstrate
the P.K. spirit.

An injured Jeff Randazzo is carried
off the football field due to a broken
leg during the game against Florida

Go Big Blue! The entire varsity foot-
ball team shouts of victory in prep-
aration for their first home game.

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Sleeping between classes is a popular
student activity. Jennifer Coats ad-
mits, "I can't adjust to being back in

Passing an orange is never easy as
Chris Barnes and Kiranna Roth dis-
cover during a middle school activ-


Waiting for their friends, Traci
Welch and Molly Nicholas sit under
the "Senior" sign before the pep ral-

Ihad forgotten how hard
h school was," commented
seniorJohn Nobles. "I'm glad it is
my last year." The golden days of
summer slipped further away as
Homework and English papers
4'filled the nights. Dreams of the
beachh were soon transformed into
r- mythological figures.
... Life at P.K. had begun, and
all of the students became
wrapped up in the school's charm
-each one demonstrating their
own irresistible style.

The separation was too much to
"bear". Tina Gelatt seeks comfort
from her loyal friend.



V 8/Academics
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teaching for the shore, P.K.
Yonge students worked
endless days and sleepless
nights, taking on each
wave as it rolled in. Stu-
dents could be found
studying in the libraries. Band mem-
bers could be seen marching rain or
shine. Our "Yonge" scientists were
hard at work in the science labs.
People who did not understand the
P.K. way wondered why. It was be-
cause we were always striving to be
the best, waiting for our wave to
come in ... the urge was irresistible.

Amidst a group of roaring band
members, Brian Gindy awaits the
end of the first pep rally of the year.
the first pep rally of the year.


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Remember the days in
kindergarten, when Mommy
and Daddy came to Open
House and admired all the
beautiful finger-paintings
and Picasso-quality crayon
drawings that took minutes
to create? That sense of pride
really feels good-knowing
that you have done some-
thing and done it well. This
year art teachers got the stu-
dents to take part in the
Spring Arts Festival, where
Mommy and Daddy were
not the only ones admiring
their masterpieces.
The art courses offered to
the P.K. students ranged
from drawing and painting
to pottery and ceramics. Mr.
Wendall Abbott even of-

feared a beginning jewelry-
making class to those inter-
ested. The students' projects
were as simple as a clay
pinch-pot or as complex as a
still-life drawing with intri-
cate details which took care-
ful attention and patience to
In addition to the hands
on classroom experience
with artwork, students were
given the opportunity to see
some professional artwork in
the Santa Fe and University
Art Galleries. On one of the
field trips art students saw an
exhibit of holograms.
The P.K. Yonge Art De-
partment had a new addition
this year-University of Flor-
ida graduate and Art major

Ms. Valarie Pothier. Ms.
Pothier chose P.K. because
in her words, "P.K. is a
Gainesville school, and I'm a
Gainesville kind of person."
Ms. Pothier also worked
with the university through
the Florida State Museum as
a graphic artist, although she
says teaching is her first pas-
sion. Students had ,the plea-
sure of listening to their fa-
vorite music while working
in Ms. Pothier's class; she
brought in her radio for ev-
eryone to enjoy. "I think it's
cool that a teacher actually
listens to the same music we
do," commented ceramics
student Cullen Corbett.
This was the first year high
schools were allowed to en-

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"I hate acting," whined
Barry Shiflett. At least until
he decided to try the class at
the beginning of the year.
After several weeks, Barry's
quote changed to, "Acting is
actually pretty cool!" What
could have changed this
stubborn sophomore's
mind? The answer was Mr.
Bob Wentzlaff. Mr. Wentz-
laff created an atmosphere in
the classroom which stu-
dents could relate to and be a
part of.
This past year, the drama
department followed last

year's successful Grease pro-
duction with two musicals.
Annie, the year's first musi-
cal, involved a cast and crew
of seventy-plus students
from elementary to high
school levels. The year's sec-
ond musical was Guys and
Dolls, which was a total high
school production. David
Neely directed a Christmas
play for children produced
entirely by students.
P.K. students watched the
halls for Thespians, a strange
new elite breed of actors
which sprang up after the

school received a charter last
year. The Thespians are a na-
tionally known society which
will add tremendously to our
already blossoming Drama
program by creating oppor-
tunities for our fine actors
and actresses to receive na-
tional recognition.
Broadway? Hmmm?
Some students hoped to sur-
render their bathing suits and
travel to New York over
spring break and experience
Broadway. The trip allowed
students to get a good idea
of what real acting is all

All P.K. drama students
this year, accomplished or
not, took a definite step for-
ward as the year progressed.
Meanwhile, this past year,
the P.K. Yonge chorus ex-
perienced "the light at the
end of the tunnel." For years
P.K. had been looking for a
chorus teacher who was will-
ing to devote herself to the
cause, and this year, Mrs.
June Stegall was the answer.
Born in Virginia, she taught
school in Richmond for sev-
eral years before moving to

Taking note, Mrs. Stegall explains
that there's more to chorus than
singing to Dawn-Marie Farmer,
Robbie Mills, Suzanne Damron and
Colby Clifford.

Musically sound, Shelli Haynes
shows the crowd what Sandy Dom-
browski is feeling.


I 4

Girls, girls, girls, are all Chris
Moon has on his mind in Grease.
Swinging into Action, Jack Fugate,
DJ. Singleton, and Chris Moon, re-
hearse for an improve during their 6th
period drama class.


Florida where she was the
chorus instructor in Starke.
This year was the building
year for chorus. With only
eight high school members,
there was only so much a
teacher could do. Mrs. Ste-
gall encouraged everyone to
come out and try out for
chorus. She was impressed
with the talent she already
had, and if she can increase
her class number to the thir-
ty-student goal, she hopes to
possibly get uniforms and
participate in competition.
The chorus entertained
elementary students on the
anniversary of the signing of
the Constitution, gave a
Christmas concert, and also
- performed before the ele-
- mentary and middle schools.
- Chorus and Drama were
both very successful this
year, but they were only step-
ping stones for the excel-
lence which lies in the future
if P.K. students continue to
-John Nobles

Drama/Music/13 L

Behind those shades, Chris Prugh ab-
sorbs a lecture on Greek gods and
goddesses. Mythology was a favor-
ite topic in Mrs. Creveling's sopho-
more class.

Reacting to the news that they have
to read another book for English
class, Kwanna Watts and Aubrey
Hart stare in astonishment at their
merciless English teacher, Mrs.
Paige Brey.


"Oh goody, we get to read
another book for English."
"Do we get to read any more
books?" "I just love to read!"
If something sounds astray
to you, you're probably right.
When teachers told P.K.
Yonge students they had to
read yet another book for
English class, comments like
these were more common:
"You're kidding, right???"
"Yuck. Do we have to?"
"How many points do you
lose if you don't read it?"
Reading took up a lot of
the students' time, but teach-
ers felt it was worthwhile be-
cause kids learned morals

and values through different
characters. Jessica Parla-
piano, for example, liked To
Kill a Mockingbird because
"it dealt with things that
needed to be dealt with. It
was direct." Department
head Mrs. Vicki Clifford not-
ed, "Reading adds informa-
tion to your cultural back-
ground that can only be
found in literature."
All of the English classes
read a variety of novels, short
stories, and plays, including
Huckleberry Finn, The Cru-
cible, Hamlet, Julius Caesar,
Le Morte D'Arthur, The
Lord of the Flies, and A Rai-

sin in the Sun. Sophomore
teacher, Mrs. Betsy Crevel-
ing, explained why she
thought certain books were
chosen to be read: "I think
we read a lot of classics ...
books, writers, and charac-
ters you'll hear referred to in
the future." Some students,
however, felt they should
have been allowed to choose
their own reading. As Danny
Selove stated, "The ones they
chose were really boring.
They should have picked
books that kids liked instead
of the ones with the moral
Despite all the whining

teachers heard this year,
some students really enjoyed
the reading. "It wasn't so bad
once you sat down and read
it. Some of the books were
actually good," commented
junior Kao Westlye. Sopho-
more Eric Wilkening con-
fessed, "The Greek dramas
were boring, but I really liked
A Connecticut Yankee in
King Arthur's Court."
Since an honors class was
among the ninth-grade Eng-
lish offerings this year, stu-
dents were now able to select
a four-year honors program.
They could start as a fresh-
man in Mrs. Paige Brey's



What motivated students
at P.K. Yonge to take for-
eign language courses? "I
was sick of going to Disney
World and not being able to
order a Coke," confessed ju-
nior Chris Lins. Students and
teachers agreed that foreign
language courses at P.K.
helped narrow the gaps be-
tween cultures.
This year, a new member
of the foreign language de-
partment arrived to help con-
nect P.K. students with their
foreign counterparts: the sat-

ellite dish. This innovation
brought foreign programs to
P.K. language classes at least
once a week. "We received
programs from Canada and
Mexico," said French teacher
Mrs. Jo Stepp. "With an un-
derstanding of the different
cultures, I think we'll be able
to do a lot of things in the
future." Spanish IV student
Claire McCall also approved
of the new satellite capabili-
ty: "It was my favorite part of
class. It was fun listening and
understanding Spanish ... fi-

Another teacher who
helped students bridge the
language gap was Mrs. Rosa
Rabell, a returning member
of the P.K. family. She was
originally from Cuba, and
began teaching at P.K. in
1966. In 1983 she took a leave
of absence, but noted, "I just
couldn't stay away. It's like
coming back home." Mrs.
Rabell taught beginning
Spanish in the middle school.
The French and Spanish
clubs worked especially hard

to expand students' cultural
knowledge. Under the lead
ership of president Don
Russell, the Spanish Cl[1
sponsored a Columbus
dinner, where foods fro
Spanish-speaking nations
and entertainment, such as
the Mexican hat dance, were
provided. The French club
traveled to Jacksonville to
see a play. Each scene in the
play was performed twice,
first in French, then in Eng-
lish. For their Noel celebra-
tion, students from French I

What's the chiste? Spanish club
members Claire McCall, Donnie
Russell and Christina Campbell
laugh at Miss Lori Cantanzaro's

Speaking in Spanish for a grade can
be nerve racking. For a little reassur-
ance, Mike Linzmeyer keeps his
textbook handy.


Reach out and touch someone!
Standing tall, a new satellite dish
keeps P.K. language classes in touch
with events in Mexico and Canada.

and II classes dressed up and
ventured into the realms of
classic French culture as they
ate their way through an edu-
cational meal. "French food
is my favorite study area, be-
sides French guys," admitted
Amanda Bliss. A few lucky
students were able to study
these areas "up close and in
person" when Miss Lori Ca-
tanzaro chaperoned a small
ensemble of students to Ma-
drid and Paris, spending four
days in each city.-Heather
Hall and Amy Phillips

Lending a helping hand, Mrs. Jo
Stepp helps Anetrice Strobles conju-
gate a verb. This year P.K. Yonge
offered a beginning Spanish class to
middle school students.

Spanish/17 A


Young Arete students infiltrated Ms.
Beauchamp's class to get pointers
from high school chemists Jason
Floyd and Rhonda Johnson.

Deep in thought, Julie Worth com-
pletes homework in the Arete room.
The cool blue room was "home
base" for many P.K. students.

Interested middles schoolers and
their teacher, Mrs. Gale Ulmer, lis-
ten intently as guest speaker Mer-
edith Pierce explains her novel, The


As class ended, Sara Bo-
den rushed to the parking lot
and jumped into her car.
For most P.K. Yonge stu-
dents, this scene took place
at 3:05, but for Sara, this was
only the end of 3rd period.
As 4th period began, she was
already wending her way to
Shands Hospital.
Sara worked with autistic
children in the children's
mental health unit at Shands.
She was investigating the ef-
fects of dolphins on autistic
children because she believes
that the children and the dol-
phins might be able to help

each other. Sara hoped to
end her project by having an
autistic child, a dolphin, and
herself in the water together
at Marine Land.
This was only one of the
many independent study
projects executed by P.K.
students with the guidance
of Ms. Deborah Harris.
Chelle Chynoweth, Robyn
Denson,Julie Harris, and Sky
Notestein also participated
in the program. Sky, for ex-
ample, monitored the behav-
ior of snakes in the wild,
while Julie investigated the
causes of teenage suicide.

The Arete program also
offered a variety of classes to
middle schoolers. Mrs. Gale
Ulmer's seventh and eighth
grade language arts classes
extended students' interests
in literature and writing. In
November, Meredith Pierce,
a local author, came to P.K.
and spoke about her book,
The DarkAngel. Her appear-
ance culminated a unit in
which students studied the
novel and even acted out ad-
ditional scenes in costume.
Mrs. Ulmer also taught fu-
ture studies classes for sixth
graders, where students

A 18/Independent Study

Independent Study/19

"Aaaaa! Aaaaa! Aaaaa!"
screamed Janet's alarm clock
in its electronic, nasal voice.
"Ughhh ... she groaned
in a semi-catatonic state.
"Clunk," replied the alarm
clock as Janet threw it
against the wall. Crawling
out of bed, she read the now
upside-down numbers on the
alarm clock-6:59.
She rushed through her
house and was out of the
door at her usual 7:02. But
Janet couldn't relax yet; driv-
ing 60 mph and deftly avoid-
ing two policemen, she sped
towards P.K. Yonge.
The clock on the dash-
board read 7:14 as she lept

out of her Firebird and ran
towards K wing for her 7:15
calculus class.
"Bang!" slammed the
door inJanet's face, allowing
her a fleeting glimpse of Mr.
McCall's unrelenting grin.
She walked in and sat
down at her table, just in
time for Mr. McCall to look
up from his grade book and
comment, 'Janet Bishop-
you're tardy."
Relaxing at the back table
sat EJ. Delaino and Travis
Loseke, the only two guys in
the class, who still, over a
month into the class, had no
When Christi Francis

walked in five minutes later,
Joey Magnusson was already
asleep on her desk. The re-
mainder of the class was si-
lent, still groggy them-
selves-all except for the
ever-energetic Mr. Peter
Although this early-morn-
ing scenario may seem more
like a joke than an AP class, a
great deal of learning actual-
ly did occur. As Travis Lo-
seke noted, "I think you learn
more at 7:15, before your
mind wanders to other to-
Mr. McCall also taught
Algebra II and Trigonom-
etry. Because of a lack of

classrooms, one of Mr.
McCall's trigonometry
classes was held in an ele-
mentary classroom. It was
even equipped with two
bathrooms. Jabal Uffleman
found this an extremely con-
venient set-up.
In Geometry, Mrs. Gloria
Weber was known to send
out large stacks of progress
reports each quarter; one stu-
dent, Elizabeth Pactor, not-
ed, "It's not as hard as every-
one makes it out to be. Mrs.
Weber makes it all easy with
her great sense of humor."
General Math, which was
also taught by Mrs. Weber,
emphasized the skills and

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Omar 3inglton cope, Pit agebia
problems as Coach Silvers explains
Trying to sum up some early morn-
ing energy, Joey Magnusson and
Travis Loseke doze off in their 7:15
Calculus class.


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Math/21 L

A staff in training: Pencil-pushing
Gretchen West patterns her practice
layout on a page from The Gaines-
ville Sun.
During a September workshop,
Margie Rabe methodically measures
her copy blocks.



"It felt like the first time I their advantage. With this ball, soccer, volleyball, and
worked on the paper," said new flexibility, each issue tennis received equal cover- '
senior Lee Ann Delaino. was filled with twelve pages age, but regional and cham-

"Many changes were made,
and I was really excited to be
working on it again." But
one thing LeeAnn didn't
want to change was winning
the FSPA On-the-Spot con-
test in Orlando. The Wave-
length staff hoped to do well
in the overall competition
and take the On-the-Spot
contest two years running.
The biggest change of the
year was that the Gainesville
Sun now printed the Wave-
length and also made their
facilities available to the
staff. With computer graph-
ics and a layout modeling the
Scene Magazine, the staff
used the Sun's resources to

information, four more than
the previous year. Advisor
Vicki Clifford hoped to pro-
duce eight issues, one a
month. The reason for the
extra two issues was the
abundance and variety of ar-
Senior Nicky Brocking-
ton, the Wavelength's first
female sports writer, con-
trolled the three pages dedi-
cated to sports. With seper-
ate pages for girls' and boys'
sports, a main goal was to
recognize the smaller sports
along with the more publi-
cized football and baseball.
This year, swimming, basket-

pionship games dominated
the headlines.
Another change was the
addition of a health page.
Senior Janet Bishop, Health
Editor, said the new page-
would discuss relevant topics
like alcohol's effects on ath-
letes, healthy foods, sex, con-
traception, AIDS, and other
subjects rendered contraver-
sial. Advisor Vicki Clifford
said, "In a page like this,
there is always danger of mis-
representing students. I feel
our staff can handle the add-
ed responsibility and act as
good journalists."
"Time Out" was a new
page that told students of

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Diet. Exercise. Condition-
ing. Flexibility. Stress man-
agement. Fitness.
Some people viewed LMS
and Personal Fitness simply
as classes students need to
graduate, and they often do
not take the courses serious-
ly. But Coach John Clifford
stated that personal fitness
taught students that fitness
mattered greatly in life-if
not now, then later. He made
it clear that "every person has
different needs and levels of
fitness." Therefore, an objec-
tive of the class was to design
an exercise program to fit
each person's own levels. Re-
becca Bacharach's program

was based on cardiovascular
fitness. She started with ca-
lesthenics and then went on
to running. These exercises
were meant to improve one's
heart and keep it in shape.
Rebecca said, "Sometimes
we work with weights, or do
sit-ups. We also run a lot." At
the beginning of the course,
the students were asked what
they hoped to accomplish
during the course. They
learned how to take care of
their bodies, not only
through exercise, but
through their eating habits as
well. By individualizing exer-
cise according to each per-
son's needs and abilities, Per-

sonal Fitness motivated stu-
dents to keep themselves in
good shape.
Jerina Hatchett, ninth
grade, commented, "Coach
Clifford works you to death.
He makes jokes while you're
working. He eggs you on to
do your best, and gives you
thorough explanations."
Most students agreed that
P.F. was fun because it was
different from other classes.
Trevor Hanley and Sirgo
Rojas, who enjoyed the
switch from mental activity
to physical activity, ad-
mitted, "It's easy." Chris
Reimer said, "Coach Clifford
keeps you interested in what

you're doing." Aubrey Hart
liked P.F. because "you can
do what you want. There
aren't as many restrictions,
and we get off on game day."
When asked why he liked
P.F. so much, Edwin McTur-
eous replied, "I'm an active
person. I have to do some-
thing active."
Life Management Skills,
commonly known as LMS,
concentrated on the physical
and mental functions of the
body. The course, taught by
Coach Hawkins, covered ev-
erything from drug and alco-
hol abuse to cardiopulmon-
ary resuscitation. In October,
Eve Acherman, a representa-

Dolph Lundgren, eat your heart
out! Danny Meade pumps iron in
Personal Fitness.

just resting her eyes Dawn Marie
Farmer and Scott Stoner Explore
stress management techniques in

24 / Personal Fitness-Life Management



Personal Fitness is no day off. Striv-
ing for ultimate fitness, Mary Wil-
liams jumps rope in front of an at-
tentive audience.

Personal Fitness-Life Management/25

With stenopad in hand, Michael
Hudson won't be caught shorthand-
ed. This year Mrs. Richardson
taught a new shorthand class.

Set! Go! Mrs. Richardson watches
the clock while Ty Gardner and
Greta Hudson soar across the key-

67 ,

What do Typing, Employ-
ability Skills, and Shorthand
have in common? All fulfill
the practical arts credit re-
quired by the State of Flor-
ida. Beware! A student must
have a semester of practical
arts to graduate.
Mrs. Betty Richardson
was the only teacher of busi-
ness education at P.K.
Yonge. She believed that be-
ing the only teacher made
her job easier because she
knew where all the students
were in each of their courses.
Was she impressed with her
students' performance? Mrs.
Richardson replied, "Very
much so, because they know
they need this credit to pass."

Sophomore Matt Rowe
seemed pleased with Mrs.
Richardson and her way of
teaching: "Great teacher. If
you listen, you'll learn."
Six computer word pro-
cessors added interest to
Typing I class and lured
more students into Mrs. Ri-
chardson's advanced classes.
Employability Skills students
did all their work on the
computers, and Typing I stu-
dents used them when avail-
able. The availability of the
computers also encouraged
students to work quickly,
since they were rewarded by
playing educational games
like Jeopardy and Wheel of
Fortune. "But no Pac Man or

board games are allowed,"
cautioned Mr. Richardson.
Students were optimistic
about the computers and en-
joyed using them. "A lot of
jobs deal with computers,"
noted Tristana Jewett. Ty
Gardner had an even more
practical outlook: "I like
them. It saves pAper."
Three business classes
were offered to students at
P.K. Yonge. Typing taught
the basic operation of the
typewriter and mastery of the
keyboard. Proper organiza-
tion of correspondence, term
papers, and forms were also
covered. Matt Rowe be-
lieved typing would be very
useful in the future and

Watching the hand that guides him,
E.J. Delaino learns to operate one of
six new word processors in Typing

"should be required."
Employability Skills pro-
S' vided students with informa-
tion helpful for getting and
keeping a job. Students also
|1 mastered job applications,
"- interviews, health, grooming,
N' and work habits. Computer
literacy and operation were
major parts of the course.
Shorthand had never been
offered before at P.K.
Yonge. Students learned to
read from shorthand copy
and write legible shorthand
notes. Students transcribed
shorthand in long form,
which gave students an easier
way of taking notes.
Mrs. Richardson was very
optimistic about her short-
hand class and hoped it
would be a little bigger next
year.-Rhonda Johnson and
Chad Johnson

26/Practical Arts


Practical Arts/27


What's the funniest thing
that's ever happened to you
in Science? According to
Thys Outerland, it's whenJa-
bal Uffelman and Topher
Davis snuck into Ms. Beau-
champ's refrigerator and
stole her dry-roasted peanuts.
Because of Jabal and
Topher's unsuccessful at-
tempt, the entire class had to
suffer through a lecture
about stealing.
Traci Welch remembers
when Dr. Becht counted her
absent because she sat be-
hind EJ. Delaino and Dr.
Becht couldn't see her be-
hind EJ.'s large frame.
Environmental science
students enjoyed simulating
badgers and other animals in
an ecosystem and "watching
Mr. Beetle get beat up" in

occasional Disney films. But
they were most amused when
Bobby Hood accidently
overturned the aquarium
while swordfighting with
substitute Mr. Steven Franke.
Robin Weinrich recalls,
"Mrs. Singleton wasn't very
upset-she seemed to think
it was kind of funny-but
Bobby had to buy a new
David Geisel explains his
funniest event: "Dr. Bonac-
corso drank a glass of frog
eggs. Of course, they weren't
real; they were kiwi seeds,
but it freaked the whole class
But Science at P.K. just
fulfill daily humor require-
ments. In the past two years,
P.K. adopted new 0 periods
as well as Chemistry II and

Biology II classes, creating a
broader student course selec-
tion. Dr. Bonaccorso stated,
"When Biology 12 was
changed to tenth grade biol-
ogy last year, we wanted to
offer an advanced class to
the remaining juniors and
seniors, so Biology II was
created." This year, P.K. also
acquired Griff Jones, who
not only Physics 11 and Gen-
eral Science, but also respon-
sible for designing the proto-
type for the future elemen-
tary science lab.
Students pleasantly satis-
fied with their many options.
Krista Hair explain, "P.K.
has opened the possibilities
up for all high-schoolers by
allowing multiple choices in
the many fields of science
and technology." Danica


puts the fnishing ouches on his lab

Ninth graders Dawn Droz and
Laura Middleton explore the won-
-' derful world of frog innards.
. "" .-. -. .. ". --,-. .L

Sophomore Dore Thornton concen- Taking apart a plastic rabbit seems
rates as he studies for an upcoming to be interesting work for Pam
biology test. Brooker and Erika Francis.

Science/29 AL


Bernard express her point of
view: "I like being able to
take 0 period science because
it enables me to get caught
up with my credit dilemma."
Dr. Paul Becht, depart-
ment head, describes how
the addition of the satellite
dish continue the improve-
ment of P.K.'s science in-
struction. "The satellite now
allows 21st century-style sci-
ence teaching by transmit-
ting courses via satellite."
The new dish also permit the
transmission of NASA pro-
grams, which means when-
ever there is a shuttle lift off,
P.K. will see it live without
interruption from networks.
With the addition of the
new classes and satellite dish,
students are just now starting
to see the advantages offered
by the science department.
"I'm excited about my sci-
ence class because not only
do I learn more with the sat-
ellite, but I get a good laugh
every once-in-a-while," said
Brett deGale.
-Christine Thomas and Ezra

Celebrating 200 years of the C.:.r,.
tution, social studies classes rel..-
the past with Mr. Ben Franklr,

Presenting Current Events, PF.:,,
King tells all by answering the '. lt.I-
sic questions: Who, What, k hec-.
Where and Why.
". .

Studying the theory of evolution,
Chet Buchanan finishes up his in-
class worksheet. The study of man's
heritage was a unit of the sociology
He-man .. excuse me, Germanic
man... proves to be a helpful teach-
ing aide for Mr. Duggins.

.. ... I '



Movies. Humor. Visual
Aides. Lectures. Perhaps
He-man? No, these are not
students' learning styles, they
were teaching styles of the
P.K. Yonge Social Studies
Department. Although Dr.
Wes Corbett, Mr. Mac Dug-
gins, Mr. Tom Anderson,
and Mr. Tom Klapstein all
taught some form of social
studies, their methods and
attitudes were quite differ-
Dr. Wes Corbett, the sen-
ior figure of the group, in-
structed students in psychol-
ogy as well as sociology. His
class often started with a dis-
cussion, with topics ranging
from Tammy Faye Baker's

eyelashes to war in the Per-
sian Gulf. Corbett might
continue with a movie or vid-
eo about the bushmen of the
Kalahari. Each week, stu-
dents also produced psycho-
logical surveys covering such
subjects as driving, alcohol
and drug abuse, and the dif-
ferences in color preference
between men and women.
Mr. Duggin's jocularity in
his world history classes is re-
nowned. Jokes as well as
positive sarcasm were his in-
structional methods. When
asked why, Duggins replied,
"I'm a naturally funny guy.
All my life I was the class
clown; the only difference is
now I'm paid." Krista Hair

added, "The animated wa., is
more fun. It fits my learn ri
style." Drama was also one
of Duggin's key teaching
styles. For the past se'.eraj
years, he has supervised
award winning plays which
were performed at the AlI-
chua County Social Studies
Two brand new teac.-iers,
Mr. Anderson and Mr. KlaF.p-
stein, demonstrated a .:or,
trasting teaching style. The se
two teachers relied primarily ,
on the formal style of lectur-
ing. Although this form of
teaching was not favored by
many students, they conced-
ed that often it was an effec-
tive way of learning. "I


learned a lot from the lec-
tures, but they got so so bor-
ing .," Chad Johnson stat-
ed. Mr. Anderson's reply to
the comment concerning his
teaching style was, "There is
no such thing as boring his-
The middle school social
studies program combined
the two extremely different
ways of teaching. Mrs. Diane
Thompson, Mr. Dan Nass,
and Mr. Joe Huber mixed
lectures with more visual
ways of teaching. "We like
social studies because the
teachers offer so much vari-
ety," said Corinna Roth.
Each social studies teacher
used his own unique style of
teaching, and the students
appreciated this wide variety.
So whether it is drama, video,
humor, or lecture, students at
P.K. Yonge favor history.
-Christi Francis and Tina

Social Studies/31 A

30/Social Studies

Z)974519 / ZIE

As the summer days grew
shorter and the beginning of
school crept still closer, year-
book members felt the burn-
ing desire to make this year's
book the best ever. With the
memory of success lingering
in their minds, yearbook
staffers prepared to work
hard, ready to reap the re-
wards of their efforts.
After the yearbook staff
lost its previous advisor, Mrs.
Susan Sailor, students were
optimistic about the new-
comer. "What is she like?"
"Is she nice?" and "Does she
know what she's doing?"
were a few of the questions
asked before members were
able to find out for them-

New advisor, Mrs. Paige
Brey, coming from Houston,
Texas, had a hard act to fol-
low. Without hesitation, she
jumped right in the middle
of things, getting both feet
wet. She stated, "Adjusting
to a new advisor can be very
difficult, but the profession-
alism of the editorial staff
and the enthusiasm of our
new members helped make
this year a success."
Fourteen of the twenty-
three yearbook members
were new this year. The first
step was to teach the new
members "the basics." After
a few weeks, staffers were all
ready to meet their first dead-

line head on. "It is hard work,
and fun. Somebody has to do
it!" commented new member
Jennifer Coats.
Yearbook was not all fun.
Staff members could be seen
pounding the pavement in
the hot Florida sun to sell
ads, trying their best to keep
on smiling. "It's horrible!"
stated Teri Birge. "You're all
hot and sweaty, everyone is
turning you down, yet you
still have to smile." The year-
book earned money with
fund-raisers too. Taking
charge was Molly Nicholas,
who kept financial records
straight. Another change for
the new year was an increase
in book price from five dol-

lars to ten dollars. The in-
creased revenue allowed
staffers to improve the qual-
ity of the book and still meet
rising production costs.
Yet another change for
yearbook staffers was their
location. Instead of being
crammed into their little old
room behind the guidance
offices, they were moved to
palacious room L-353, which
enabled them to spread out.
"It's great. You can sit down
and actually not hit elbows
with anyone else," said Dan-
ica Bernard. The increase in
space paved the way for bet-
ter organization. Staff mem-
bers felt this year was the first
year they were able to be or-

Staff members: Ground Amanda Bliss. Traci Welch. Danica
Bernard Sitting: Krists, Hlair. Moll) Nicholas., Tina O'Steen,
Kirstin Popper. Ten Birge. Elizabeth Pactor Kneeling Esther
Vergara, RhondaJoohnson. lHeather lall.John Nobles. Christine
Thonmas. Colby Clifford. Irra Freeman Standing Chris l.ins. Bart
Wigglesworth. Barry ShifleCt Chad Johnson. Mark Steen Jenm-
ter Coas.

Brainstorming staff members Chris
Lins and Esther Vergara bounce sto-
ry ideas off each other.

V 32/Yearbook

" f Proof-reading their copy, Chad
Johnson and Christine Thomas cor-
rect mistakes in their first assign-
Sment of the year.

Stganized because "there is just
more space. A lot more," re-
marked Christine Thomas.
All staffers, new and old,
enjoyed the trips taken by
Sthe yearbook staff. In Sep-
tember, Traci Welch, Aman-
da Bliss, Heather Hall, Chris
S, Lins and Kirstin Popper at-
-tended the Florida Scholastic
~Press Association District 2
workshop in Ocala. In
,.- March, staffers enjoyed a trip
S to the Herff-Jones plant in
..., Montgomery Alabama,
where they were able to see
the Blue Wave yearbook on
the presses and learn how it
was actually put together.
., .jAttending F.S.P.A. state
S.. competition in Orlando
brought the year to a close.
-Amanda Bliss

Lending a hand, editor Traci Welch
and assistant editor Amanda Bliss,
help Barry Shiflett work on his lay-
out. New staffers learned layout
skills at the beginning of the year.


In full control, drum major Chrissy
Campbell conducts the band in a
rousing rendition of "La Bamba."
Eyes forward, Lisa McCall leads
the clarinet section out of the dark.

With music running through his
head, Davy McDonough concen-
trates on his upcoming routine.

Blowing their brass, the trumpet
section prepares for an upcoming

Although handicaps are
usually associated with golf,
this year the marching band
started out with several: large
amounts of the band gradu-
ated, they suffered attitude
problems and a lack of unity,
and they tackled extremely
difficult music and marching
routines. But in spite of all
these handicaps, the Blue
Wave band persevered and
put on a show that everyone

enl,', ed
In l" -'.. I" b.r.in members
graduated inr li.S-, nine
more handme n men rs leti. and
[his ear 1 brjnd members.
*'nre-,rird oft [the .ird, '.ent
On ,r ., bgger ,thr.s Le v ine'
the band dimin ishcd senior
Shelle', Anmos -nri usiasm
about radu a ri A l-
h:uL'h I am n lo k.. ir,. cr;. ard
t: Lraduaic'n. I knoi. [har
(hi, tscar' lIrsc enitr..r class

,:il! hurr [he Kitrd et I ar,,
c:rintder, ot [tthe abilir, ,:I the
urnderic'hssner, i, o'.er,.o'me
the losses of tihis te r.
Neither dru, u m r ii r
(-hrss', Campbell rnr band
director Dj'. id H 'It lret
themselves be hindered b-,
arni of[he problems [he band
e'penen.ecd. and bo:'th elt[
ihat rhe'. ai:.'nF.!ished their

Campbell's goal was simply "to
change the attitudes in the band so
that we are working not so much for
the individual as for the whole." On
a slightly different note, director
Holt stated, "My basic goal is for
the students to enjoy band and to
enjoy music, and to feel some per-
sonal worth and esteem out of that."
Holt also did a lot to improve the
band's morale. He incorporated
group activities, trips, and socials
into the band's busy agenda. Early in
the season, the band was even invit-
ed to a party at drum major Camp-
bell's house.
Help also arrived from band par-
ents. These dedicated supporters
sold drinks at Gator games, took
care of band members' uniforms,
chaperoned band trips, and created a
musically supportive environment at
To increase the skill level of the
band, Holt called band sectionals
after school, night practices, and
even had the band practice on Flor-
ida Field. Two weeks before school
started, the members were already in
band camp.
The extra practice paid off for
band members Scott Baldwin, Ash-
ley Galyean, and Jeremy Hine; all
three of these musicians made the
All-State band.
-Kirstin Popper

34/Marching Band

Marching Band/35 .'.

So what did you think of
Claire's performance in An-
nie?" "Claire? I didn't see
her." "Of course not, she's in
the jazz band. She was the
one playing the piano."
Most P.K. students had
no idea it was the jazz band
that performed in P.K.'s last
three musical productions,
Grease, Annie, and Lil'
Abner. In fact, most students
were not even aware that
P.K. had a jazz band. But
with the rising popularity of

the musicals, the jazz band
has been getting more pub-
licity. Having a live band in
the musicals received praise
from all: "The live music
gave the play a real profes-
sional sound-it made the
play come to life," comment-
ed satisfied play goer Jessica
Although the final perfor-
mances of the play ran
smoothly, the process of
combining the vocal and in-
strumental music was long

and difficult. The entire jazz
band, along with two addi-
tional musicians, was in-
volved in the production of
Annie. "Playing along with
the singers made it twice as
hard to keep the music up to
tempo. And if anything was
ever off beat, it was always
the jazz band who got
blamed for it," stated jazz
pianist Claire McCall. In or-
der to eliminate these diffi-
culties, there were only three
jazz band members playing

in Lil' Abner: John Lewis on
drums, Dewey Durban on
bass, and McCall on the pi-
In addition to their theatri-
cal performances, the jazz
band played selections such
as "Power Source," "Hip to
Be Square," and "Shake-
down" in their concert series.
The musicians in the jazz
band included Claire McCall
on the piano; Dewey Durban
on the bass; Tad Stahman,
Chet Buchannan, Amy Calla-

Directing Jazz band comes easy to
David Holt; fifteen people are more
manageable than the whole sym-
phonic band.

V 36/Jazz band

Distracting Jeremy Hines' concen-
trationJames Nickerson tries to dis-
cuss the music.


S.. . ".i' % f euing i.p ,,r ta.ir .F-ring concert,
Sh ,T, j jr, pp., ir relaxed and

1' n n ,, u.geter, Chet Bu-
4 ..' p' *. .. r .J Kir.. bl).:kburn impro-
vise outside the band room.

Jazz band/37

After marching band, P.K.
musicians shed their march-
ing-style bell bottoms and
donned more classical garb
for the symphonic season.
"Symphonic" literally means
"agreeing"-when two or
more agree in sound, in har-
mony. So playing with P.K.'s
symphonic band meant be-
ing in tune with the rest of
the group. The symphonic
season required stoic and
sensitive musicians who
could not only set a tempo,
but follow one.
P.K.'s symphonic band
has a rich history, and this
year they were not expected

to be as good as the year be-
fore that. But under director
David Holt's leadership, the
band surprised the sceptics
and produced favorable re-
sults. "Though we have the
same number of students as
last year, we are low on var-
ious instruments. Fortunate-
ly, the other sections make
up for the loss," said senior
Ashley Galyean. Shelley
Amos added, "Hopefully,
we'll do better at contest
than we did last year. We've
improved a lot since march-
ing season." On February
19th and 20th, Blue Wave
hopes were pinned on 13 stu-

dents who attended district
solo and ensemble contest.
Ten students came home
with superior ratings. After
solo and ensemble contest,
the band buckled down to
prepare for the District Con-
cert Festival, which P.K.
hosted on March 11 and 12.
"It helps us a lot since it's
here at P.K.," said Holly
Ohanian. "We can practice in
our own auditorium."
The symphonic band's
repertoire included "Air
Waves March," "Austrian
Hymn," and "Fall River
Overture." The overture,
written by former band di-

Eyes on the director, Chet Buchanon
pours out that needed rhythm.
Versatile Kim Blackburn prepares
her clarinet for practice. Blackburn
also played saxophone in the jazz
- 38/Symphonic Band


he many athletes of P.K.
Yonge overcame defeat to
make the sports season a suc-
cessful one. Despite injuries
and competitive schedules,
the teams never succumbed
to pain or disappointment. They con-
tinued to ride the irresistible wave of
P.K. spirit that always led to victory.

V 40/Athletics

Smeared war paint and grimacing
face show Amanda Bliss' disapprov-
al of the referee's last call. Both the
girls' and boys' soccer teams fought
hard for P.K. victories.




\\hen Im or, the mound
I ri in control, rnot the infield
cr tihe outfield but me. the
pitcher The anme depends
on nm,, rm. our defense. and
Our hirtiun'
It I ,or one ,f' the oiter
pitchers on tht team is doing
well.l t[e earrm usually, plah,
ACll, but it the Pitcher s ir, a
slump, he relies on hi, team ,
bamriti 10 Let him our
Baseball is a rerri sport, it
,ou don t Fpla', as a team
then ,,ou probably won ,a
ini Arid as Coachb Ha'.k
mighr sai lu.t because
,ou re v..carii that uniforn,
doesn t mean thaEt ',ou pla
go,:d Y'ou ha.e to pro'.e it
on the held -Robbit Brurn-

Preparing for a throw to first base,
ChadJohnson concentrates during a
pre-inning warm-up.

Waiting to take the field, Todd Sulli-
, ,-cli;e th" P K btirerr score
tri: 'jl, buu':hh-,Il

Opening the season with a
an.jr oIt nerie, and o:!d faces,
the Blue \\'Wav baseball ream
Imred as one The strong'
proagran-t built bi Coa':h Bob
Ha.. kinrs '..s pre-ran:ed
tenrh in the srare s 2A class.
ficaition, and the team care
t...e-ether urnd r the added
ctrong.' pchitnvl' and team
detenec "ere a malor Blue
a \ e scre'ngth Sentor John
Nobles C:,:,mmented. 'We

have a strong pitching staff
because of the variation in
pitching styles."
Nobles, P.K.'s knuckle-
baller; control pitcher Scott
Olson; and fastballers Rob-
bie Brunson, Adam Parli-
piano, and Walter Jones
combined to form an excit-
ing pitching staff and major

Blue Wave asset. Brunson
stared. Pitching is one ot
o:ur strongest points Pitchers
.ill be relied on a lov
With only two varsirt in-
fielders returning. Hawkins
had to assemble a new in-
field. All players were ex-
pected ro play their best
while the tejm worked to
play strong defensive ball.
"The infield needs to play to
their full pocen al., especially
in tight ball games when we

need it the most," noted EJ.
Delaino. Led by rifle-arm
centerfielder Robbie Brun-
son, the outfield also covered
their turf.
Rain delayed the start of
the season and disappointed
players, but the extra practice
and coaching helped the
team perfect it's timing. Fi-

nallv. the Blue Wave bats
sournd- d oil. collecting runs
lor the pitchers jnd the wins.
Coa.: h Hae. kirs commented,
I feel [ce re L'oirio hit the
ball jAl right 1 P.as worried at
hirst, but rcov. it s not as big a

SirovreSt hitting came
from Cjtcher lelt Randazzo,
who came hroui.h in clutch
situation', and batted .500 on
the year.
Finally, in April, the Blue

Wave made headlines with
Coach Bob Hawkins' 400th
career win. This milestone
confirmed Coach Hawkins'
position as one of the state's
top coaches.
Playing as one, the Blue
Wave baseball team put
forth their best on the field.
-Chad Johnson

Recuperatingafter striking out the side, Robbie
Brunson takes a drink AD
First row: Adam Parlapiano, Chris Pissari, Reed
Fogler, Matt Reimer, Allen Brown. Second
Row: Danny Hall, Jeff Randazzo, EJ. Delaino,

John Nobles, Walter Jones, David Tepley. Third
Row: Chad Johnson, Robbie Brunson, Dan
Smith, Todd Sulivan, Jon Gelatt, Scott Olson,
Matt Rowe.

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Varsity Baseball/43 I



OurJ.V. games with GHS
have developed into a real ri-
valry. Last year, after losing
to them twice, including a
blow-out, it was hard to ex-
pect much respect from
them for our last game. But,
going into the last inning,
Adam Parlapiano had
pitched well, and we were
only down 4-3. Daniel Smith
led off with a fly ball past the
center fielder, to get to sec-
ond. Allen Brown followed
with a single to right to score
Daniel. Then walks to Chris
Pisarri and Chris Doering
loaded the bases. After one
out, Matt Reimer singled
past the shortstop, to score
the winning run. We had lost
several close games and it
was really nice to finish with
a win. It was great to come
back from the earlier defeat
and it's always fun to beat
your old school.-Cecil

Thinking of the game to come, Lyle
Livengood and Scott Stoner ponder
their strategies while Laurie Webb
and Janine Hamilton have other

Uniquely explaining a routine play,
J.V. coach Cecil Barnes adds humor
to the task.

The J.V. baseball team,
coached by Cecil Barnes,
hoped for the best as they
went into the season. The
team was packed with young
talent. Chris Reimer, Sammy
Katz, Scott Stoner, Jim
Haynes, Lyle Livengood, and
Chris Doering were overa-

Crammin' in for another away
game, the J.V. baseball team antici-
pates a win.

the qualities that can be
molded into an excellent
player. Senior Jeff Randazzo
says of Doering, "He has
good size, a great arm, and
his fielding abilities are supe-
rior for his age. He thinks on
the field and knows what has
to be done. He also has good

better than we had. It's the
first year we've had any kind
of a winning season. This
year we won five or six
games to last year's three."
Haynes, who has been play-
ing for the team since the
seventh grade, continued,
"We had a young team that


,.:1,,,:. ,r.. tr:.hmern. Corm pli-
mer!,cd I:., rcrurrinr pla.,ers
M:[t Rv e Dja d' Tepl,
and Ahmonr Karz, Teply and
Karz added epetriten1e to the
infield with Rowe behind the
plute, and all had an ia pa.t
oni the su:e: .s o the ,e is'n
Definitely otrie .' the fu-
ture stars ., :f' P.K Chri '
Doerig C-i-,% p.a, ed r.it,
this 'cas,._ e s r ., !! J. I \.
dJoin .ell in, ca.: Beinr.
unly a fi:hrlinuri, Chris I

Varsity's future, Aubrey Hart, Scott
Stoner, Chris Reimer, and Chris
Doering pal around.

spced :on, the basepath, as
xCell as adequate ihurinn abil-
,. It Chris cornninues impr,'.'-
irg. he "All definitcv be a
factor each ot his tremni.imug
)'cars '
The I V\. tearrm \as cre.icli
hilpFed b, th abuidaince ot
prc'du.rimt ninth grader.
.ho ali' pr.'duced a su.:
.'sAtul freshman [ i n
Fre,-bin.in scconi' b.ascrari
jin, H a,rics said, \ .- r. r ll,
,ir ihe ball, rand :'.c p,:lie.

didn c ct[ ro play a lot, but
ne II be a reIl asset to future
basic bal The freshmen
teamrri a ..:'mpiled of 7th,
t'h. anJ *'Trh graders. To add
to rthe ti Lerade talent, Brett
ML(-:>,,. and Paul McArthur
1-,'lped out trom the middle
-...: .
Coach Barnes added, "If
rihrsc kids continue to im-
p....e, we'll have one heck-
u a irsity team in a couple
, ca.ir "

'. 44/Junior Varsity Baseball

Junior Varsity Baseball/45

Anticipating a win, Mickey Jones,
WillieJackson,Justin Titus, Michael
Walker, Danny Meade, Troy Criss,
Ardell Wilcox, Eric Williams, and

K '** -*~: ?~

Dwayne Strawder psyche them-
selves up for a second half against

With incredible ball control, Eric
Williams maneuvers around an op-
ponent in order to keep the lead over

Scoping the court, Ardell Wilcox
looks for an open lane before decid-
ing to go for a 3 pt shot.

Bl5.i ,Co ~ 'i A
uDLBD-i-Co L

SHi- Fe i4-Y, 1
LT,,,,rCo. a'69 L

Nw-, 82-59 %91
WXdiuoer, 51-61 L
Ii1r;,~r, Cc. 94-65 w
crlni 65-49 W
Hn-m Co. 5665 L
Sam nf-a 83-76 w
Cedar Key 9"-5 w
Eastside 73-62 w
G.HS. 80- 69 w

Hard work, determina-
tion, and youth. With new
head coach Randall Leath, a
P.K. graduate and Gator bas-
ketball star, the Blue Wave
put in strenuous practices
day after day. Determination
kept the Wave in the game as
they played strong against
the older competition.
Although they were a rel-
a- .rtli ,,iungi te mrr, the- Blue

Junior Troy Criss, the P.K.
three-point man, said, "The
line was a tremendous deci-
sion. I'm totally in favor of
it." Sophomores Justin Titus,
Eric Williams, Michael
Walker, and Dewayne
Strawder brought excite-
ment to the game, hoping to
win the attention of the
crowd. As Williams noted,
It teelds r rc [ h ri ',ou re


\\ aee set lIs coal. high
Leah chanted to 'put pride
back into the pruotram. the
a\j it ajs c ars a i Leath
hoped to create a basketball
pF.' ecr.:'ornpciperi with anr
sc:ho>ol Senior Ardell Wil-
co'. ished to ger oft to a
oo:.'Jd strt and be backed by
a strnrig bench."
\\ hle the addition of' the
threee point line brought con-
ro,,ersy to the courts, it for-
ified the Blue Wave attack.

ouc there, the best feeling in
the world "
Varsit} experience came
from seniors Mickey Jones
and Ardell Wilcox and ju-
nior \\.illieJackson and Dan-
ny Meade. The leading re-
bounder and scorer.Jackson
brought spark to the game
with his high leaping tip-ins
and rebounds. As a standout
player, Jackson took control
of the court late in the sea-

When returning junior
Danny Meade missed the
first half of the season due to
a knee injury, Justin Titus
filled the role of starting cen-
ter, and as the season pro-
gressed, he displayed great
potential. "I got over the pre-
game jitters and had more
confidence," commented Ti-
LinJerclass.merr Trvor
Hanle., -lhnlri Granrthn-am,
and L, ile Li..irineood funded
out the ceani.
\Vih alujble e:p.Fericnce
,gained, the Blue \\aje 'j.s
proud :t j succe'tlul season
-Chad :- hrl,:rio

46/Boys' Varsity Basketball

Boys' Varsity Basketball/47

When some students
think about basketball, they
automatically think of the
varsity. These people may
not realize that the junior
varsity team works just as
hard as the varsity, if not
"We work harder, I think,


because it is sort of a tvo-
year training for us,' claimed
Burdell Knowles. This is
like practice for next )ear
when we are on the varsity
"A lot of us were on the
freshman team last year,"
added Lyle Livengood, "so
we've been working hard for

two years."
The J.V. players did not
just practice for varsity, how-
ever. The team also wanted
to prove they were a fine
team in their own right. "We
have a strong J.V. team this
year," said girls varsity player
Angie Jones. "When we

plavtd H4a% rhcrne, I saw a
lot of abilitv. self-esteemr
arnd pov.'.er cc) mineflL' t .urn u
d e fri ne . (Outr offense is
put togeher vell. coo. hlse
Lin i'r,..xjd is a.5 ot!tfl'hree-
F"in 'i~ honret. inrd re'.-

C. n'riderino chijc the o.cr-

age player on the ninth grade
team is in the seventh or
eighth grade, the freshman
team is also holding its own.
"The team is young this
year, but we learn while we
play," said Israel Wilcox. "By
the time we get into the
twelth grade, we should be

one of the besr teams
Dcspu.i- (heir short
hecil'hi,. PF'ul McArthur
[hinks his [earn is doing well.
He ,aid. \\e ajire improving
since the bet irririnE of the
eaSior -Darnica Bernard

First row. Sean Jenkins, Odaris King, Paul
McArthur, Edwin McTureous, Israel Wilcox.
Second row: Norman Webb, Brett McCoy,
Ralph McNish. Third row: Cedric Atlazaner,
Adrian Flowers, Coach Bob Doe, Percy King.

Concentrating on the basket, Trevor
Hanley takes a deep breath and

First row: Trevor Hanley, Burdell Knowles.
Second row: William Edwards, Johnny
Grantham, Chris Reimer, Lyle Livingood. Third
row: Todd Caffie, Chris Doering, Arnall Spann,
Bob Vinson.

Dribbling the ball, Paul McArthur
uses his height to his advantage.



Sintj FE

48/Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball

junior Varsity
Buchhalz 41-79
Eastyide 154-61
Baker Co. 48-53
ceroslcry 6, M
G.HS. 44-77
Santa Fer 4475S
Hawthorne- 56-48
Cedir Key 59-74

Di,ie tCo -3If,
N-t.e,r, 4 -9

Orrfiv.d 71 41



Sometimes when I'm not
thinking about it, I start to
believe that winning is every-
thing. People evaluate your
team's performance by the
record they have, and the
number of baskets you make
in each game. Then I step
back, and all I can think is
"Wait! You can't evaluate
me like that." The people say
look at Nickey, Rhonda,
Amy. They all score points
for the team. But that's not
the point I'm trying to make
(no pun intended). Some-
thing I've learned, from our
team and from Coach Smith,
is that teamwork wins and
loses the game. If I come off
the bench and add a couple
of points, a few rebounds,
and work as hard as I can for
the time that I'm in, I've put
in what I can and contributed
to the team. Whether we win
or lose, I know I've done
what I could.
-Lee Ann Delaino

Lee Ann Delaino, Nickey Brocking-
ton, Kwanna Watts, Heather Hall,
Rhonda Johnson, Gretta Hudson,
Amy Mickel, Michelle Walker,
Adrienne Hines

Without a thought for her own safe-
ty, Greta Hudson snatches the ball
from the opposing team.

Florida's leading scorer, Nickey
Brockington, adds two more points
to her ever-growing total.

Penetrating the defense, Amy
Mickle heads for the hoop in the
Santa Fe game. Despite their efforts
the team lost 65-34.


50/Varsity Girls' Basketball

In spite of a disappointing
win-loss record, the varsity
girls' basketball team played
some good games and had
some good times. Star player
Nickey Brockington contin-
ued to improve throughout
the season and averaged thir-
ty points per game. Not only

2000 points; she was only the
tenth girl in the entire state
ever to do that.
Looking back on her suc-
cessful career, Brockington
said, "Actually, I am glad to
be leaving high school, but I
am not glad to be leaving the
team. One good thing is that

Dixie Cou~nt). '7133 'W
Samte Fe 65-54 L
Hawthorne 41-40 L
Cedar Kev 65-60 'it'
Chiefland 64-5 L
Cross Cit., 54-5, L
Ncs'bcrn' 44- .4 L
E st side 44-43 L
Newberri 5('--v' L

Saris Fe 56 3A A'
Chietlard 706.11 kX'
Hawtho'rne i5 '45 %%

the team," noted junior
Heather Hall, "the one who
kept us organized and forced
everyone to put forth her
best effort."
Brockington kept the
team's morale high, and, as
senior Lee Ann Delaino con-
cluded, "Nickey helps you to


wds s,hrti~e leading girls'
scorer In the scate, but
Broi,.-kl~ri rl o ~re tled the
bc)' sc,-' r't the[Icarea
Brouki.rgr- r trced pla.irg
F' K bt'kcrball ini the sc%\
e r, r tj dc After (wil oric
yevi 'ri.1 V.. she imok ed on tQ
pla, 'a~t for In %cars In
her high schuoil career,
Brockingior icored o~er

[ will be able to look back
and remember [har we ac-
complished more than anj,-
one e\er thoughtt we could '
Not onl\ .as Brocking-
ton an excellent player, but
she was-. a good teacher,
v.orkmng with the members
of rhe team v. icho lacked her
expeerince aind knoe'.-how.
She was always the leader of

laju'h at sOurself ,.hen you
do, hiries ,A. rnrc, because she
can Al'.'..k,-, lju'h ar herself."
The team tMiral', rallied and
became tle r-' District
Champs. and Bro,-kington
'as nrmed co id,- 2A All-
Scare first teamn-- fitting
conclusion to her high
s':hool career.
-Kirstin Popper

Varsity Girls' Basketball/51 .

Many years of practice
and an understanding of the
game are needed to build a
winning basketball team.
At P.K., a novice J.V.
girls' team hit the courts day
after day. Only three of the
eight girls were in high

There were only two sea-
soned veterans to position
the players on the court.
Sophomore Michelle
Walker was moved down to
J.V. to lead the group. Walk-
er took control of the game,
setting up plays and position-

Interpreting the game, Coach Willie
Powers corrects his young players in
the first game of the season in which
they lost.

As the season progressed,
the J.V. began to score more
points by becoming more ac-
curate with their shots. Soph-
omore Kim Robertson re-
membered, "Our shots were
better, and we were getting
more rebounds."


school, and or., r..o team
members had e'er played be-
fore. Freshman Rence Orum
commented, "V. e ere inr,.:-
perienced, but we tried hard,
especially in the second half,
pushing for more points."
Learning the game took the
full season, and an under-
standing for it came slow.

mi players. "I helped them
moe the ball down the
court and get into double
Jigits." \\alker said Her
fsmootrh ball control enabled
the Blue \\ W3ae t rnou'c inr
and score. While airinri]
Sajluabk pla iung ri ime f',_r her-
neil \\ walker passed. 'i ,.i ead-
ership anJ ad.,.:e

PtacrI~ce makes' g-crcct.
The-l V. gid rl.tr~scleJ ,inIng,
haird, ri iii but cach 'm rlhem

partE.:ipJEirg in rhc '.tmine.
-Chadcl 'ir'csn



When I go out and shoot
baskets before the game, I
don't know why, but I feel
ashamed. People are watch-
ing you, and they know if
you miss a basket. And when
we start, I feel pressured. Ev-
erybody shouts, "Go Jean-
ette! You're gonna make it!"
If I get the ball down the
court and miss the shot,
that's when I feel really stu-
When half time comes,
the coach sees me and says,
"Tired of running up and
down the court, huh?" And I
say, "No." Then he pops up
and says, "Then why are you
sweating?" So if you go out
for basketball, be like the
Ban commercial. Never let
them see you sweat.
-Jeanette Geathers

Y 52/Girls' Junior Varsity Basketball

Sarnin Fe 2'A L
C bhe th rid L
Nevwburs m .L
Eas~rside 114u1 L
Nevwberrv 4-1-1 L
\\ ilisrcn -. L
Sarca Fe -46 L
Chictland 6-;.~6 L

First row: Kim Robertson, Ane-
trice Strobles, Angela Moore, Jaime
Franks, Michelle Walker. Second

row: Jeannette Geathers, Margie
Eno, Willie Powers, Renee Orum.

Interpreting the game, Coach Willie
Powers corrects his young players.

Charging for the hoop, Michelle
Walker takes two points against the
Newberry Panthers.

"Ready? Ok!" There's
more to cheerleading than
looking cute in a mini-skirt.
Contrary to popular belief, it
is hard work. P.K. Varsity
cheerleaders practiced twice
a week during football sea-
son and one hour on
Wednesday during basket-
ball se s..:n r m. -u..IulM .
liked to' priacrice nmirc. but
we had ru rin ie due [, the

about $200 in cheerleading
camp learning how to make
stunts safer, and now we're
not allowed to do them,"
Christine Thomas explained.
Rachelle Richardson felt
that, "The cheers looked bet-
ter before, but I don't mind
not having stunts."
A di iL.'_reemi'rir ajn:ri!a i
cheerleaders in the c,:,uritr i-s
r.hcther or north checrtjaJirL

Caught in the act! Christine Thomas
smiles at the camera as she demon-
strates how to do a perfect toe-

weren't appreciated enough.
Francis said, "Athletes don't
appreciate what we do for
them, so our support dwin-
This year the Blue Wave
squad proved to be more
than just enthusiastic and tal-
ented. Though only six
chccrl'eadj rs .irrenrded canip,
thei '.on ,r he tr.:,phI fI r Su-
perFor Squad jrnd Spirit


buS', b.-kcrbj'aIl scI hedule.'
said -heerlei ding captdair
( ,hrr, Fr3 r,,e:
BleA'aus" ir s a state rule.
'rur, ,ri nije the g rim Nere
,:'ut!.ecd ac P K. Joe\ Ma.-
nu.js.:r, said, Nov. c:,u feel
lke .: ,'u're not doing an,,-
hinc. 'Cheerleaders spemn

On the

Time out is called and a
hush falls over the crowd. I
jump up excitedly as the
score is tied. "P.K. Yeah,
P.K. Yeah," I start and the
other cheerleaders follow
suit. The crowd soon joins in
and the entire gym vibrates.
The whistle blows, signal-
ing movement back to the
bleachers, but the energy
stays strong and the noise
level increases. Wave ball
and only one minute remain-
ing. "Work hard, Wave," I
scream, my voice now
hoarse. #12 dribbles down
court, then a gasp emerges
from my mouth and is
echoed by the crowd. White
ball, and the clock is ticking
"Defense!" I scream.

should be considered a spo-rc
Richardson said "Since thec
tool., out srunts,. clcre's north-
ing athletic abour ir Thom-
as felt that cheerleading v.as
as dangerous as an\ other
sport. so it should be [reared
as one. Some cheerleaders.
hcv.erer ch'.'ught that thes

They go up for a shot. I hold
my breath,.. blocked. Blue
ball. Time out. 40 seconds
left. We're on. . b-ball,
our team is number 1! . I
yell with the remains of my
voice. The gym is alive and
no one remains sitting as the
ball is brought into play.
The players move quickly
as the clock ticks down. 10,
9, 8, 7, we count. #21 moves
down the center... 6, 5, 4...
jumps up, 3, 2, easy lay-up. 1.
The buzzer sounds. VICTO-
RY! -Janet Bishop

Out on the field the cheerleaders
build a pyramid. But inside the gym,
they're no longer permitted to do so
due to the recent outlawing of stunt-
ing-building at P.K.

Stick The squad. tlic-ugch,
didn't think the shcul,.j
compete narrnral! As
Heather Hall pur it. Cheer-
leaders aren't meanr [.:. b0-'
put on displays .. It not us
rhat rineed the cheering' on,'
-Esther V\'erLara


" J.

Top row: Christyn Dolbier, Janet
Bishop, Joey Magnusson, Lunetta
Williams, Christine Thomas, Lesa
Cooper. Bottom row: Shelli Haynes,

Christi Francis, Rachelle Richard-
son, Heather Hall, Chelle
Chynoweth, Kelly Fey.

"Let'sgo Blue Wave!" Shelli Haynes
carries Lesa Cooper on her shoulders
as they cheer the guys on.

S54/Varsity Cheerleading

Jumping for joy was what
twelve newly-announcedJ.V.
cheerleaders were doing in
May of 1987. "I was so ex-
cited," recalled freshman
Laurie Webb. "Everyone
who tried out was really
good. I was so happy when I
found out I'd made it."
A diverse group of talent-

All twelve cheerleaders
traveled to Tallahassee to
"work their skirts off." Re-
turning sophomore Erika
Francis remembered, "Camp
was probably the most fun we
had all year." Inexperience
quickly changed to exper-
ience as the six veteran cheer-
leaders helped the younger

the pressures of cheering two
or three school nights a week
during basketball season
took their toll. The dozen
original cheerleaders dwin-
dled to only six as a few girls
transferred and others suc-
cumbed to personal prob-
Still, a core of dedicated


ed freshmen and ,ophornore girls polish new cheers and I.V. cheerleaders maintained
girls assembled ro become stunts. their ;kill arid determination.
the 1987-1988 J.V\' quad. Football season arrived These \.:'ur.' ,.C'omen contin-
Their captain, siph..rn:mre quickly and cheermig tor a ued [t.: practice tv, ce a week
Heather Williams. ".as '.er', good teadmr made the squad's irad upported varietyy of
pleased with the croup She j,.b easier We loved the 'iartst,, as '.ell Is \V sports.
said, "Everyone vas capablee 'gu,, and going out of t'..'r., -H-atiher Hall
and enthusiastic. \\ r cere a "as a real experience. said
little inexperienced. but i':- Michelle Hardir,
ing to camp helped that But as the year .ernt on,

Showing their enthusiasm, the J.V.
Squad makes it clear that P.K.
Yonge is #1.

Thrilled to be a cheerleader, Whit-
ney Lasseter takes a break during a
J.V. basketball game.


All through middle
school I dreamed of becom-
ing a cheerleader. Then came
the day of try-outs when
eighteen hopefuls had to be
narrowed down to twelve.
This moment was tense for
all of us, and when the results
were posted, I was excited
for myself but felt the disap-
pointment of my friends.
Since then, the excite-
ment has carried on, and
many memorable moments
with it: cheerleading camp,
pep rallies, the trials and
tribulations of working to-
gether as a team, and the new
friends we have acquired as
cheerleaders. Cheerleading
has been a difficult but excit-
ing part of my first year of
high school.
-Whitney Lasseter
and Laurie Webb

During a "no stunt building" half-
time, the 1987- 1988 J.V. cheer-
leaders strut their stuff.

At a September football game, Kim
Robertson cheers, "Hey, you, get
out of our way!"

Junior Varsity Cheerleading/57 ..

Sprint to


The field is starting to thin
out. The butterflies are out
of my stomach and I feel

After the race, my body feels
dead and my stomach hurts.
Yet, I'm smiling because I
won. -Joe Orser

Sprinting for the finish line, Chris
Talbird endures the weather.

P.K. athletics have really
plummeted over the last few
years, right? Wrong. There is
a hidden side to P.K. athlet-
ics, the side on which the
cross-country team resides.
Over the past two years, the
cross-country team has ex-
celled in all their meets and
sent several member? to

vidually as well as together.
Johnson was the real star this
year, winning all his races
and the conference cham-
pionship. Johnson also fin-
ished tenth at state. Orser
also improved this year. His
times got faster by a minute
and twenty seconds, and he
won several meets while

problems which hindered his
performance. "I feel we
could have done much better
if I was 100%, but I feel we
did excellent with the young
talent we had," stated Tal-
bird. "Next year they will be
awesome because Herschel
will continue to do great and
Joe and Sammy will surely


stare Thi' eat .rs' 2 as
led b)4r! chic oro u p %-I run,
ntis l'h il.:d ro :' ll them~-
11h Fcur Hurse
mler, 'Hcrwcliel Johinson [(,e
)rs.e r, C Irs Talib'rd, arid
S.,n-.rr!; K-rz lei ni': P K.
Tamt.. 'coirories..

an'd Dr h ank Bvnrac~cirso.
rhuice runnrers excelled irdi-

placing second and rhird in
other-,. Sammy- Katz, the
,Loungest horseman did ex-
.-ellen[l for hi first year of
cross-country, and his team.
rmare e el he has a lot of po-
Although sernor runner,
Chris Talbird %,.as number
one ast ,ear, this ',ear he was
plagued with chronic ankle

improve and I think they'll all
h' a. .good %-hanrce of going
to stare
The era .t the (our horse-
men rrai be ending, but a
netw one has becurn: the three
horsemren. The three horse-
men %ill run with P K.'s re-
spect for years to '-ome.
-lohn Nubles

Chri; Tadbird i' '-6
Her i.c I
IJohrnsor. I., C6
jose Oriy 16:?2
S,;arnrn KIIr: 1". V
Chris Pi.iisir, Pl k

D:,'.,J 0 Brier, 14 i10

Literally exhausted, Missy Meyer
and Julie Johnson support each oth-
er after a run.

Starting a new race, Herschel John-
son and Chris Talbird hope for the

First row: Sikandar Jain, Michael
Hine, Eric McOwen, Chris Tailbird,
Hillary Dekold. Second row: Ryan
Schweibert, Joe Orser, Bryan Bar-

rett, Chris Pisarri, Hershel Johnson,
Ivor Kincaide, E.Z. Jones, Karre
Gindy, Julie Johnson, Alison Rich-

Cross Country/59 T

V 58/Cross Country

With 60 seconds left in the
game, the score was 15 to 14.
It looked like the varsity
team was going to win its
second game in two weeks;
Dixie County needed about
57 yards to win the game.
The play was third and ten
when the quarterback
dropped back, looked deep,

were up with more people
out for football. We finally
had a little depth."
Then what went wrong,
since the record showed a 1-9
"Injuries took their toll,
and we ended up having to
play a lot more youth," Clif-
ford explained. "Good for

to the shoulder and knee, re-
spectively. Penalties also hurt
the Blue Wave attack. In the
homecoming game against
Bronson, the team blocked
well enough for EricJohnson
to run well over 300 yards,
but penalties held him to 197.
By November, the team
was ready for a little relax-


and was .[ihacJ o'ut of the
pocket. He tire, a Hall
Mary. Er:.: \k lljn-, cent up
for the iritercepi,,ri. and
well, the final ~s:c,:re a s 2' ro
15 in favor ot Di ie Co''unr
"The bc': :rname irn ih,
positive and errhuias,.i: arm-
tudes," C:,Jach lohn (Hfitfrd
remembered The nunb':r,

ne xt year, but not this year '
EJ. Delaino and Willie lack-
son agreed First, Jeff Ran-
dazzo broke his fibula in the
Florida High game. Then
Danny Meade, Chis Moo, r,
and Chad Johnson erc rin
and our %. ith knee inunries
To. r.,p those off, \ ilhe lack-
son arid Dann, Hall v ere r li

anion Thei, headed to Ta-
imer. in the Florida keys. Be-
sides the m,.ini. the trip in-
cluded ,a fiilir. expedition
and Miami vs. Baltimore
football game After a loss
to Hawthorne. the Blue
Wave had time to heal its
injuries and l:o-.k forward
t.:. 1988 -Barrkv Shiflett


There's nothing like dig-
ging into the ground while
you face off on the line of
scrimmage. You know
you're gonna create "G's"
with the giant beast directly
across from you. Visions of
pain and agony run through
your mind; when you make
contact, you're gonna feel
your body shake. And it's
hard to describe the feeling
of your fingers after they get
crushed between two hel-
mets. And after spitting out a
mouthful of blood and dirt,
you look up at the score-
board and realize you've put
forth maximum effort... all
for a loss. -Jeff Randazzo.

First row: ArnllSpann, Berdell Knowles, Matt Rowe, Chris Lins, Matt Parker, Melvin Sheffield, Going, going, gone. Eric Johnson
Reimer, Danny Hall, Willie Jackson, Brandon Joe Markham. Third row: Lindell Smith, Donnie races around the corner for six
Caul, Michael Hudson, Omar Singleton. Second Russell, Jeff King, Danny Meade, Jonathan Da-
row: Coach John Clifford, TJ. Churchill, vid, Chris Moon, EJ. Delaino, Jeff Randazzo, points in the win over Bronson.
Dwayne Strawder, Barry Shiflett, Allen Brown, Traci James, Jabal Uffleman, Thys Ouderland,
Mickey Jones, Eric Johnson, Reid Fogler, Matt Benjamin David, Bobby King, Chad Johnson.

60/Varsity Football

Heartbreaking losses pla-
gued the 1987 junior varsity
squad, but they learned
much about sportsmanship
and cameraderie.
Kris Adison said, "We
had more spirit than last
year's team, which gave us

definitely had a whole lot
more depth," concluded
In spite of this depth, the
J.V. faced four disappointing
losses. Several games were
lost by just one point. Kris

against Hawthorne, Cross
City, and Chiefland showed
that the junior varsity squad
could pull together to form a
fine defensive and offensive
attack. Ninth graders return-
ing next year should be a
great asset to the J.V. pro-

Taking a water break, Bob Vinson
and Jerome Williams prepare to re-
turn to the game.

A struggling Hawthorne runner gets
nowhere as T.J. Churchill pulls him back
during the 27-12 victory.


the upper hi.md i rJ >ouFple ol
games MIr po'pFle
she.- ed up,. added B...F \ i,.-
son \\ Th- nr, p'': F'.O on
the team e didr, t have to
plain a i ..t F->F..ple orin both
side- r:f rhe rrr.ches., which
in turn ra e u-. trcsher bodies
on the leld In 1986. onl- 22
J.V Fplars turned out, %xhile
30 r..:. -.. people showed upT
for practices and dressed ouu
for games last ear. "We\

Addison remembered. "\\e
lost the game against KeN-
stone. because Coach Barnes
elected to go for the two-
point conversion instead of
the extra point for the tie.
The convention failed, and
We lost the game. Corn-
pared to rhe previous year's
17'-0 loit, the Ke stone ga me
was an improvement, but still
a heartbreaking loss.
Successful performances

up ro '4r~iT.II. ,I ;. in- fine
n' cTi I ,'I--r i c 'I% rhi% jc 'n.-
Mark "ireer-
JA Burde~l

j 14-11 ii.. .1

Hawtho~rne W,. :
cscorie 6< L
Bronson ri L
Crois Cirv "0-1 V,'
L.ke Burler I 4? L

Striving for that extra yard Burdell
Knowles battles over a tackler.



With 40 ticks left on the
clock in the big rivalry between
Dixie County and P.K. Yonge,
the score reads 14-13. We have
the ball on the nine yard line.
They call me on my favorite
play: "I-left fade. Pass right on
one. Ready.. break." Anticipa-
tion and anxiety flow through
my body. The ball snaps, and
the play evolves. Heavy pressure
is put on by the defense. A
crushing block by Berdell
Knowles keeps Johnny
Grantham alive. I put a move on
the one man I have to beat.
Johnny lobs a perfect strike. The
ball seems to float in the air. My
arms are outstretched as the ball
gets closer and closer. It hits my
hands. TOUCHDOWN!-Chris
Doering and Chris Reimer.

Junior Varsity Football/63

62/junior Varsity Football

"We needed more work
on shooting," concluded ju-
nior player Joe Orser. This
year's team, though filled
with talent, couldn't seem to
get it together. Orser, who
has been playing soccer since
7th grade for P.K., thought
the best quality of the team
was its defense People like
juniors Topher Davis and Ja.
son Flo d and senior Travis
L,'srl.e helped stop the

Eut rh,- reim taced ern-
'ul ob,' Jta.,:le: \\e : 'erc i a
younrig am t ih aI lot .f ral-
err and necati'er aittiude,.
e. Fplaned *cri,..r Peter Bliss
The large number 'O' foulk
ar.J red ajnd ,ello'. .cards the
tea.ini rei:c. ed also hurItr he rm
"\\e had the highest r, umber
inr rhe arca, adrrniCted juri!...r

Jason Floyd.
Despite the unsuccessful
season, many still continued
to play. "I have fun when I
am with the team," explained
Floyd. "I like the sense of
competition," added Bliss.
"Winning" is what keeps
senior Ben David in the
Coach Ted Gtesel felr the
ream came on strong as the
season ended, especially ,
when P K tied Buchholz 1-1


and later upset [hem in the
Third Annual Greater
Gainesville Insurational 2.1
on penalty kicks in overtime.
P K ended up finishing
fourth in the tourrurnernt
alter losing to Eiastsrld,: -i
and t,.. Tallahassee Lr .::, rI
1-0 ir, rhe third canm,
e ec .:te d ro' .:,: e rin

around last," explained New-
haus. "Coming in fourth
place, I think, gave us more
confidence in winning." "We
no longer had such a nega-
tive attitude about the team,"
added sophomore Kris
Addison. Even when they
lost games, the team always
managed to have tun. \\,e
haje a .er', right bond be-
tween us,' eplamined Fl'i, d.
' e managed to do a I..t at"
things together on and off

the field., hkc pl.-ap games
on t[--: .eckcrd' to keep
,'ctlr'. ': s .,., uCIFFed.
The rcan' v.rapped up the
ej i ,ir .. h 1 l-asaLna party at
Trjis [L' se.e s house. "We
had a real bh i r nr.,:ted Neu-
hau I .:an- ai. t till next
car Corincluded ii.sphomore
Ahmn-ir Ka[- -Krista Hair



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In the semi-final game of the Great-
er Gainesville Invitational, Jason
Floyd anticipates a pass from RJ.

After clearing the ball, Ahmon Katz
looks on while RJ. Newhaus com-
petes against an Eastside player.

& 64/Boys' Soccer




Giving it their all, RJ. Newhaus and
Herschel Johnson go for the goal.

Refusing to wear their shirts the team poses.
First row: August Zettler, John Nickerson, Jay-
son Lefebvre, David O'Brien, Leslie Groce. Sec-
ond row: RJ. Newhaus, Ahmon Katz,Joe Orser,
Chris Barres, Kris Addison. Third row: Herschel
Johnson, Travis Loseke, Jason Floyd, Brian Bar-
rett, David Giesel.

A Defender's


The ball came speeding
toward me, right at chest lev-
el. I thought twice before at-
tempting to trap it, but by
then I didn't have much of a
choice. I chest-trapped the
ball, and it fell directly to my
feet. But when I looked up, I
saw two over-sized players
sprinting toward me with an
evil look in their eyes. I faked
to the left but kicked the ball
to the right and sprinted after
it. I was now in open field
and had plenty of time to
make a good pass, but in-
stead I went for the goal
-and scored! -Jason Floyd




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4 ~'

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Putting pressure on her man, Julie
Johnson makes the other team's
player pass off the ball before she
could take a shot on goal.

Stretching to reach the ball, Holly
Ohanian tries to save a pass before
the other team can gain control of
the ball. The game ended with a 2
point tie.

r stepped marked Shelly Haynes. The Delaino and Holly Ohanian,
automati- girls had traveled to Orange co-captains; Amanda Bliss,
t her sur- Park to play their district Karen King, and Lisa
uries. The games, where they lost to McCall. All the players
came one, Wolfson. helped make this year a suc-
the game Coaching the team this cessful one. "We started out
begin. The year was Angela Gross, a with nothing, but by the end
one Inre tre~ihn ri, om thr _iri,.rs. :t he season, ia eam rhat had
rhe iLan'rial! ,',t Florida, hl-,,:' played ,r,,:c los [t:, G H 13-0,


club soccer. "Alrhough she
had a hard act to follow, after
Toba Greenbaum, she did a
prertm good job. comment-
ed captain Holl Ohanian
The soccer team not only
lost [heir coach oft our 'ears,
but they lost si:.. seniors from
the year before. 'It as hard
without them, but we man-
aged,' stated returning pla\-
er Krnta Hair Ocher return-
ing players included Lee Ann

Clearing the ball out of the "Danger
zone", Shelly Haynes prepares to
send the ball to one of the forwards
up the wing.

could rn:v. .,hod them tO 1-0,
and that so.nerhine to be
proud o' tjated coach An-
gela Gros.
Girls soccer teatured a
'ong e" rearm -,hat ar.s pla-
gued with low numbers and
injuries. whilel e holdir their
o .n, P.K. Yonge girls soccer
came a lone was
-Amanrda Bliss

Game Anxieties
O.K. Mental check. Jer-
sey, shorts, socks, shin
guards, cleats ... OK, I'm
ready. Great, the game is
starting. Uh-oh ... NO! Hol-
ly, please don't pass the ball
to me. OK, I got it. Trap,
pass, hey! I did it! Run Brid-
gett! Fake em out! TWEET!
Foul! "Ha, no way!"
Lee takes a punt and I'm
open-"Lee!" The ball flies
straight to me and I can hear
my mom and Mrs. Hall
screaming, "Go Lisa! Come
on!" Of course I miss it.
WHIFF! Oh, thank God for
small favors and Julie John-
son! The ball is in the air.
Now what? OK, no prob-
lem. Amanda can head it
straight to me; here it comes,
I...I got it! Dribble! The wind
is in my face. The goal is
closer; I give the ball to
Krista. "Hit it now, Krista,
Goal? It's in! GS

-Lisa McCall

3ccer/67 .

"I can't believe the coach
did this to me." This is what I
said the first time the coach
put me in the outfield. I told
her I couldn't play in the out-
field, but she wouldn't be-
lieve me. I was so nervous
during the first game that I
couldn't concentrate on any-
thing. Then a right handed
batter stepped up to bat! I
knew the ball would come to
me, but I prayed and prayed
that it wouldn't. It came any-
way. I got into position and
everyone was screaming at
me to go backwards. I did
and I caught the ball in the
Like any outfielder I did
miss a few, but as the season
wore on, I began to like my
-Liza Bush

Keeping an eye on the ball, April
Thompson plays catcher while
Coach Bill Mercer watches.

In the past several years,
the softball team hasn't been
very successful. With a new
coach every year, and with
seniors graduating at the end
of each season, it was diffi-
cult to build a solid program.
"It's hard to get used to one
coach one year and have a
new one the next. It becomes
difficult to concentrate on
the games," explained junior
player Heather Hall. And
with each season came new

pare for the season because
of this year's returning play-
ers," explained assistant
coach Jacqueline Delgado.
"The team was filled with
potential at the beginning
and proved that during the
season," continued Delgado.
Coach Bill Mercer added, "I
was glad to see a large num-
ber of middle schoolers
come out this year." This
year's season, with the new
burst of talent, turned out

runs by Nikki Brockington
and RhondaJohnson, but er-
rors in that inning cost the
team their first win. "We
were disappointed," said so-
homore April Thompson.
Senior Lee Ann Delaino
mused, "All the work we put
into the season went into
that game, but it wasn't good
enough. The team played
hard, but it wasn't meant to
be."This year's team will be a
building block for the up and


players. "There's a lot of
work involved in getting the
team ready for competition
with new and inexperienced
players, stated junior player
Rhonda Johnson.
This year, however, the
team had more returning
"It was a lot cjsier t: FPre-

successful despite some de-
feais. Like the s-a\. the
score does t alvwas explain
the game." stated Mercer
Despite the losses t theie
season, the district game
against Di,:ie Count% pro-d
to be the team's best. P K
led going into the seventh in-
ringr I 12., irh t h, L'on

coming ears If the players
stick to the sport, P.K. could
continue to have a successful
teamii in the upcoming years.
Ncv. Irehrrimen player Karen
Peebles stated, "I hope to be
able to stick with softball;
who knows, maybe one day I
could be successful and get a
scholarship!"-Krista Hair

Nes.rk, C,.,rr,

';21 Corirurrnre Toutr.rirneric
4 D'ficCDurir:

-ii'Z C hiefi.,rJ

4 1 4.. i UnionCr tunr,1n,

Always hoping for a strike, Karen
Peebles practices her pitching.


W Y'

Anticipating the hit, Nikki Borg- First row: Nikki Borgemeyer,
meyer waits on first base, preparing Krista Hair, Janet Bishop, Anetrice
to steal second. Strobles, Whitney Chapman, Asst.
Coach Kathy Beckham, Asst. Coach
Jacqueline Delgado, Karen Peebles,

RhondaJohnson, Lee Ann Delaino,
Heather Hall, Nikki Brockington,
Liza Bush, April Thompson, Coach
Bill Mercer.

Softbatl/69 T

V 68/Softball


The national champion-
ship it wasn't, but after 52
years of swimming, the P.K.
Yonge girl's swim and dive
team finally won the Gaines-
ville City Championship. "It
was a dream come true," re-
called captain Chelle
Chynoweth. "The team really
desrr'e it So'pho'n'ore. Erni
..i Friani: 'kl,'I, cd. Ir nieani
a lor [o I a hrul bear Buch.

The bo' s [team did norr

Becht. Because of the small
number of regular swimmers,
three football players were
recruited for the city meet.
Despite these reinforce-
ments, the boys finished
fourth at city.
The Blue Wave girl's team
posted one of the best athle-
tic rec:'rd oC' the ear iat 6-1
jnrd rircreised the nurbert ,ot
people w.ho competed at the
state letel. Sracv' Blankernsh-
lp, who was named Athlete
ot the Year' bv the Gaines-

swam individually in the 100
meter butterfly, where she
placed, as an eight grader, an
incredible 18th place.
"The team had all the in-
gredients for success, com-
mented sponsor Eleanor Lo-
seke. "They had team spirit
and support for one another,
parent support, school sup-
po.:rt. ,.Jod .ilihies. nood
coajchinr,i. and o t course,
_'.:,,cd s' i r ,mers Chelle
Chtnov.ech added Mrs Lo-
seke as another rngredient:


ia.e as I''rruina[e a season
There v'.rre simpiv not
enough gu.,s swimming,"
concluded bo)'s captain
Tra-is Loseke. There "ere
:our lull-time boy simmers
Trjvis Loseke, Trent Loseke.
David Arnold, and Sean

ille Sun, returned to the
stare meet and placed an im-
presse third The 2,Xi med-
le rela) team, composed of"
Missy Mi,er Enrika Francis
Chnrisri Francis. and Margerv
Miller. finished a surprising
['elftili place M iller also

"She is the spirit behind the
team. She kept us coirng. she
"as fantastic "
-Chsris Francis

It's unanimous. Members of the Practice makes perfect for a quick
P.K. Yonge girls' swim and dive start. Christi Francis demonstrates a
team agree they're #1. racing dive.



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tUChh np CA i.1


2/18 Union County 3/17 G.H.S.
2/23 Eastside 3/22 ",,. F
2/25 Santa Fe 3/23 Union County
3/1 Chiefland 3/24 Cedar Key
3/3 G.H.S. 4/6 C" S
3/8 Williston 4/11 O0k H'I
3/9 Eastside 4/12 N ,.lh h1.1V.,
3/10 Chiefland 4/14 % ,r0., ,
3/14 Oak Hall ,. X. :I D.,,,'..r it,.r "

Anyone? Anyone? Any-
one can play tennis, but it is
tough to be good. Most
good players have practiced
for years and possibly taken
lessons or played at a camp.
100 M.P.H. serves are not un-
common in the pros, and
there can be enough spin on

the ball to nuike iou dizzv,.
But tennis car, also be plenrn
of exercise, a ch ap dace. and
a chance to ukle ouc rutra-
tions on a little ello': ball.
To P.K. Vr-,r.e tennis
players the sp r'r .as a ,conr
bination of v.,:rk. pla skill.
power, speed and isili r Th-e
tennis team's sucC:ess rested
heavily on the rerurnirg p!la-
ers including Raj.:hclle Rich-
ardson, Brian, Barret, Kelly
Fey, Laura Zucherberg, and

Christopher Lins, Brian Barrett,
Zeba Solomon, E.Z.Jones, Ivor Kin-
caide, Rakesh Patel, David Cox, Pe-
ter McElwee, Coach Betty Crevel-

Zeba Solomon.
Rachelle Richardson, a
senior, attributed much of
her skill to playing in tourna-
ments around Florida, and
was the #1 seed on the Blue
Wave Girls Tennis Team.
Richardson played because
she liked the individual com-


penuon and commented. I
think \ ;e will do well as indi-
viduals more so rhan as a
team. But because we are
playing smaller teams, we
will be more competitive.'
This year Coach Cre\eling
scheduled smaller teams like
Lake Butler and dropped
larger schools like Buchhclz
to balance the compreirne-
ries :.t [he pre lou i sched-
u le
In addition to a new

ing, Rachelle Richardson, Kelly Fey,
Laura Zuckerburg, Tina Gelatt,
Dawn Richardson, Sarah Thomas,
Bridgett Hair, Allison Richardson

schedule, the courts were re-
finished and new nets were
put up. The girls' home
games were played at P.K.
while the boys played at
Broward courts. P.K. also
hosted the district matches in
late April. Although most
players were excited with the

nei, courts jrad equipmrrrent,
Laura Zu'-l:erber'. V. as sorry
to be le'. irig the LiF courts:
'The best thiri, about play-
ine at Brow.ard v.as vartching
all the IAF gu s p, Brian
Barrett also: e.:pected a good
car I thik tlhe b:us will
plha tir, as long aI v..e con-
ceritrare or our e'arimes and
nor on the col!ere girls in
their skirls --(.-Iistoplier


It's come down to this: I
have the advantage and can
win with this point, but the
game continues if he wins.
I'm tired but think, "Win,
win, beat this guy."
I approach the baseline
with the confidence of the
pros and prepare to serve. I
toss the ball, and as the
racked sounds, my powerful
serve startles my opponent
and he barely returns it. I an-
swer with a crosscourt volley,
thinking all the time, "Just
one more point and the
match is mine." In a whole-
hearted attempt to return the
ball, my opponent sends me
a beautiful overhead oppor-
tunity. I realize that this is the
time to end the match and
return with a smashing over-
head. My opponent tries for
the ball but it is a futile at-
tempt. We shake hands and
congratulate each other, and
I walk off with another victo-
ry for the P.K. Tennis team.
-Zeba Solomon

Exasperated by her opponent,
Christy Cruickshank, psyches herself
up for her next match.

With perfect form and great follow-
through, Laura Zuckerburg returns
the ball.

7 .. t 4^ 4

a 4 <..... *.

Playing the baseline, Brian Barrett
returns the ball with a cross-court

Tennis/73 -

For most of us the track
season ended as we departed
from the District meet in In-
terlachen. This was two years
ago when track wasn't really
taken seriously. Nobody re-
calls the competition but we
certainly can't forget the
"Bra-Mobile." There were
ten of us girls in a van with
Coach Silvers driving and
Frank sitting in the passenger
seat. As Pallas and Christy
hung bras out the windows,
Frank was up in the front
jamming to the music.
Track has changed since
then. The rides to and from
the meets are still fun, but
now the meets are taken seri-
ously. We made sure to moti-
vate each other by standing
around the track and cheer-
ing each other on. This helps
the team and seemed to unite
us all.-Holly Ohanian


r t-

Boys Track Team Members: Chris Talbird, Hershel Johnson, Jack Fugate,
SikanderJain, August Zetler, Tracy James, Mike Linzmayer,Jabal Uffleman,
Joe Orser, Borris Yaw, Jarpon Lekebke. Girls Track Team: Laurie Webb,
Darla Ebert, Amy Mickle,Joey Magnusson, Holly Ohanian, Nikki Brocking-
ton, Lee Ann Delaino, Julie Johnson, Felicia Cook, Tasha Willis.

I 4~*
I -

Striving to cross the finish line,
Holly Ohanion gasps for breath.

Running with the pack-
everyone seems to have
irinced trac k Thhi ,cr rhe
rjic k rearni iri.:!ui c les i
iea s rack tearri menibers
this ,ear s ,: :>: :ounu tri,
lunrkles ari d a number ,:'
rec-. rec'ruirs Track,. Fappered
t:,i be thte p-la: r., b, rhii
',ear rior o'rl, i, c. ': r m rio


great shape, but also t,, ha'e
a lot of fun. I think tr ak is a
blast. Everyone our there is
friends arid v.e ill c hae a
great time together," com-
ments veteran track star
Chris Talbird.
In addition to the fun-
filled atmosphere, track also
had a serious, goal-oriented
side to it. Coach Frank Bon-
accorso believed that with re-
turning state meet contend-




ers Chris Talbird and Hershel
Johnson and last year's
scrorng runners, the', hjd a
goo'd c hajnce at the Sujnn rir,
C,'rterence ricle. Another
outstanding runner wjas
Miss\ Miver. a transfer stu-
dent from Oak Hall. Bonac-
corao stated. This group of
students has the most track

talent has steer, n six to ci'hti
In track meets the team
.a\s j strong A:n.iperetit.:r in
the middle and long dis-
tances: half-mile, mile, and
two mile races. The team also
improved greatly in the field
events with the help of
Coach Roy Silvers. Several
students took an interest in
pole-vaulting, shot-put, and
the discus, events neglected

by last year's team. "I enjoy
doing the shot-put and dis-
cus because I'm competing
.ira inst myself. I don't have
to '.o:rry about how I look
'-orripared to other contend-
ers e'..ept on paper com-
nentrced Lee Arnnr Dclairn,:.
Ihe studenr s also illiu trat-
ed some 'of the n'n4t impor-

ant attitudes-team supp-rt,
encouragement. and o\er-
all good sportsmanship.
-Jennrile Coats

+ /[

It ~.-I[ ~7f

Anticipating the starting gun, Julie
Johnson, Janine Hamilton, and Lau-
rie Webb prepare to run the mile
against Oak Hall.

Standing in a seemingly balletic po-
sition, Jabal Uffleman practices
throwing the discus.






"Lady Wave Volleyball
has never been so exciting!"
exclaimed Lana Cheshire, an
enthusiastic fan. In fact, the
1987/88 volleyball season
was one of the most success-
ful in years. The skillful Lady
Waves rolled past their op-
ponents with a fantastic re-
cord of 15 wins and only two
losses. Top seeded in the Su-

ever, it wasn't until the sec-
ond game that the Lady
Waves began playing to
form. "I wasn't all that confi-
dent our first practice. We
only had three returning Var-
sity players, and the others I
wasn't familiar with, but after
our first game I knew we
were really good," comment-
ed Rhonda Johnson.

was concentration, a major
concern for first-year coach
Griff Jones. He had a lot to
do with the team's attitude
toward themselves and oth-
ers. As Mr.Jones noted after
the regional championship
against Interlachen, "The
team didn't make any mis-
takes. We knew we couldn't
let up." Not letting up and

During the district game against
Newberry, senior Nickey Brocking-
ton concentrates on the ball.

Set It Up!

wannee Conference, and dis-
trict 7 class 2-A champs, the
volleyball team vent all the
way to state sectionals, one
game away from the state
The young team became
the talk of the school. "It was
a great way to start a new
year," remembered team
player LuAnn Gentry. How-

Get Set

One of the Lads \\ates'
success secrets "as plaMing
ai a team." Eerone iot
along, arnd unlike previous
,\ears, each individual played
as a team member. \'e were
luck, to have such good
.-:,operatior, stated the cap-
ain arid onl],, senior Ni':-e,
Br'.:kinc ton.
Arn'her Iacec it su.:,-c:5

keeping their coo! was a
torce almoi-s as ,strori as the
players rhenmsel.es.
Fan supp:rr alsc. played an
impoirtian rilte for [ie Lady
\\ares Renee Orum re-
(alled. It really helped when
people wouldl d come to our
Lames It meant a l'r[ ro win
n fronr, ot a friendly, crowd."
-Heather Hall

H &it, r., r'
Oal. Hall

DUiar.I CO,..u '
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RepiL.7-6l/iVailhrsiy V a

Y 76/Varsity Volleyball

First row: Luann Gentry, Adrienne
Hines, Renee Orum.Second row:
Nickey Brockington, Heather Hall.
Third row: Rhonda Johnson, Me-
lanie Chandler, Michelle Walker,
GriffJones. Fourth row: Tasha Wil-
lis, Pam Brooker, Christine Thomas

Keeping up a P.K. rally, Adrienne
Hines bumps the ball while Christine
Thomas looks on.

All smiles, Rhonda Johnson,
Heather Hall, and Nickey Brocking-
ton display the District trophy.

Varsity Volleyball/77 A

Keeping her eye on the ball, Karen
Peebles makes contact as Anetrice
Strobles watches.

The P.K. Yonge junior
varsity volleyball team was
plagued with inexperience
this year. All of the team
members were new to the
game. They did well, consid-
ering that they had never
played organized volleyball
before. Most of the team
members felt that they'
played well together.
Ar the start of the season

won many of those close
games, Tiffany Hall replied,
"Because we worked hard
and as a team." Anetrice
Strobes concluded, "The ref-
erees cheated on us."
Another addition to the
volleyball team was the new
coaches. GriffJones coached
the team for the first part 'of
the year, but he warned [t:,
devore more of his time ri,

friends," said Karen Peebles.
Even though this year was
not very successful, the play-
ers said that they had fun,
and most of them intend to
play next year. Team mem-
bers like Jane Harris hope
that the J.V. team will work
harder to improve its record
next year. With no members
moving up to varsity, the
squad will be used to playing

Saving the ball, Vickie Jenkins tries As the team huddles, Coach Jackie
to set up a P.K. Yonge rally. Deigado works out the game strate-


it Io,,l.ed .s it pl' ,crs would
not be able to hit the ball at
all, bur b., rhe season s end
the) c:anie close to minnirg
manr, games. Orne of those
.:lse a'.imes was rhe Chief
land games. The scores "ere
"l', 15-, anrd 15-12. When
asked whhi should thet ha,.c

I Bottom row: Tiffany Hall, Nikki
Borgmeyer, Anetrice Strobles. Sec-
ond row: Margie Eno, Tasha Wil-

liams, Dara Bernard, Jaime Franks.
Third row: Karen King, Erika Ran-
dall, Vickie Jenkins.

the varsity cream. -Vfer
left. a former graduatee fro
P.K tool: ocer the jub,Jac
ie Delgado "She was a goo
c(i,)Lch. pressedd lane Ha
The best thing about rt
season was goin% our
tov..n to p 'la r anrd beirg v.'ii

interlac-her, L
Chieland L
New berr% L
Cross .Cit\ L
Chieflarid L
Cross Cit, L
Newberr% L
Interlaichen L

he together and be able to an-
m ticipare how each member
k- v.ill react on the court. The
:d pFlacrs were young, but in
ar- time their niai be crne of the
to'p J V '.olletball earns in
he rhe area
f -Rhonda Johnnroni

F Bump, set

Spike, win

My heart beats uncontrollably as
I stand impatiently waiting for the
whistle to blow. I crouch in the posi-
tion of setter, moving my fingers to
warm them and keep them ready.
Finally and slowly the whistle is
blown; the game begins. As one of
my teammates hits the ball to me, a
hundred thoughts race through my
head about awful ways I could mess
The ball falls into my hands and I
push it back up; it is spiked, and no
one messes up. As the game pro-
gresses we keep trailing in points,
and yet I know everyone tries their
hardest. The score climbs up to
game point. Fourteen points. One
more point to final point.
I stand tense, waiting for the
serve. The serve comes rolling with
force and had no return. Though we
were disappointed that we did lose
7-15, we felt like winners because we
had tried so hard.
-Tiffany Hall

J.V. Volleyball/79

Bench press. Deadlift.
Clean and jerk. Some people
don't have the slightest idea
about what these words
mean. Benching, for exam-
ple, involves lying on a bench
and pulling the weight down
toward the chest and push-

ing it b'c.k up "The bench
press is easier becLuse you
most, use trrenrth. and
there's les. rc hrnique to it.'
said Thi",s Ouderljri. 'The
clean and jerk i, basic l, all
technique. and thrl is. i.here
we lose he most irn meeis
To perform the clarin and
jerk ore nius[ pull the v.eight
up to .he thighs. [hen jerk ir
up to the sh:uld.jer5 Firalkl
the wechi[ is pulled up ajbo'.

the head, while the lifter
spreads the legs one in front
of the other and bends slight-
ly at the knees.
The P.K. team's best event
was the deadlift, but this was
not included in competitions
because of the injury it could

cause to one's back II done
wrong. Todd Sulliian ex-
plained "The deadlft irs eas%
to get into- ,.u just use \-
erithing you',.e coc. It we
could ha\e it in cornpetitions
v.e'd win because w-e're most
strorin in it. P.K. lifters
didn't wornr about the dan-
ter's, since Coach Ro\ SilIers
shl',ed them the sale t.ai to
Sirncce the o,,ri l osI one

strong person the previous
year, and the rest of the team
improved, the 1988 weight-
lifting team was strong".
Jack Fugate and Omar Sin-
gleton advanced to State
Competition, where Fugate
tied for fifth place. Their im-

proement :.as spurred on
by encouragementL:r and team
support Ouderland com-
mented \\ henr, the guys
\ell. ..*ur adrenaline runs fas-
ter. but thc al.so help you
learn ne. recliriques and
co-rrec[ ,our ,mn." Matt
Rov.e concluded "The in-
censris !eel helps vou lift the
-Esther C. Vergara

Reaching to new heights, Todd
Sullivan maxes out on the clean
and jerk.

Seconds before Tracy James lifts
the weight off the bench, Coach
Roy Silvers gives him a few
words of support.

On the
We're starting to warm up
and my mind's not even on
the game yet. I've got to get
psyched-whether or not I
qualify for state depends on
this meet. Their team has
good lifters, but I think I can
pull it off. It's my turn to
warm up, and I've got this
nervous feeling inside me. I
get on the bench and start
my lift. "That wasn't so bad,"
I think to myself. All I can do
now is wait for my turn. My
teammates are doing well,
and that reassures me. "250.
Anybody for 250?" I hear an-
nounced. I check in for my
first attempt. I can do it ... I
know I can. My friends cheer
me on-I can feel the tension
mounting. I lift the weight
off the rack, down .. and
with a groan, up. My first at-
tempt is successful, and it
could decide the meet for
me. -Jabal Uffleman

Back row: Doug Calderwood,
Coach Silvers, Tracy James, Jeremy
Hine. Front row: Jamie Burns, John
Nickerson, Todd Sullivan, Sean

The expression of concentration
does not leaveJabal Uffleman's face
as he does a near-perfect clean and
jerk at a meet with Union County.

71 80/Weightlifting



Lifers: D. Masson, C. Dolbier, L.
Pratt, C. McCall, L. Cooper, C. Lock,
A. Callahan, C. Francis, M. Williams,
R.Richardson, J. Randazzo, H.
Ohanian, D. Neely, M. Jones,
D.Smith, C. Buchanan. T. Loseke.
W. Griffin, D. Sir..rl C-~.pp-el b

I,. -, atte l't r... br. ti':. last bell,
\ ,llur EdJr. i'j- j.rii, Irom the
';,Jr -', l .

*' AVR-


K.'s success was due in part
to the devotion of the faculty
and administration, but the
true source of its strength
stemmed from the students.
The twenty-two lifers who
waded together through thirteen years
of school were a perfect example of the
way students could succeed while still

expressing their


were all part of the enduring spirit, the
one big wave that rolled toward suc-




Cooly watching the charades of her
friends, Bevan Doyle releases an
enigmatic smile.



Hall of Fame

In every class, certain peo-
ple will always be remem-
bered for their particular
qualities or specific behavior.
The class of 1988 is no excep-
tion. Some are clowns while
others are serious; school
spirit may not be everyone's

cup of tea. These few were
honored by their peers as re-
presentatives to the Hall of
Fame for the specific images
they conjure in the mind.
Congratulations to the stars.
May they continue to make
memories for all.

Above left: Most Athletic-Nikki
Brockington and Jeff Randazzo

84/Hall of Fame

Lower left: Class Flirts-Kelly Fey Above right: Class Clowns-Lee Lower right: Class Sinners-Linse
and Travis Loseke Ann Delaino and David Neely Pratt and John Battenfield

Left: Most Likely to Succeed-Traci
Welch and Daniel Smith
Center left: Most School Spirit-Ch-
risti Francis and Chris Talbird
Center right: Most Fun on a Desert-
ed Island-Claire McCall and Tom

Above: Saints-Lesa Cooper and
Jeremy Hine

Hall of Fame/85

Dimples Ahmad-asking an intelligent
Shelley Amos-not asking ANY questions?
Joel Ballard-having pants that reach his
John Battenfield-smelling baby fresh?
Janet Bishop-with a "AA" cup?
Peter Bliss-in his car without comb in
hand and hat on head?
Nickey Brockington-as a cheerleader?
Allen Brown-in ten years?
Robbie Brunson-with Jeff Randazzo's
Chet Buchanon-without Tadd Stahmann?
Christina Campbell-as a closet partner?
Justin Chappell-in shorts with a great tan?
Chelle Chynoweth-not overdoing EV-
Jennifer Coats-a housewife with 20 kids?
Lesa Cooper-without a full station wagon?
Cullen Corbett-not talking about his
"would be" riches?
Ben David-not in front of a mirror flex-
Jon David-not clearing his throat?
E.J. Delaino-not whining?
Lee Ann Delaino-a playboy bunny?
Christyn Dolbier-being satisfied?
Kelly Fey-costing 5C/lb

. 86/Can You Imagine

Christi Francis-without a FULL figure?
Ashley Galyean-not interested in music?
Ty Gardner-not looking like Grover?
Amy Geiger-with short fingernails?
Jon Gelatt-catching a fly ball?
Dana Griffin-in charge of National De-
Shelli Haynes-dating a senior?
Joleen Hendrix-with a haircut like Grace
Jeremy Hine-swearing?
Nancy Hooten-5 feet tall?
Steve Huber-not aimlessly wandering
the halls?
Hansul Hudson-marrying someone
named Gretle?
Jay Hudson-not looking like Coach Sil-
Eric Johnson-without a quarter in his
Chad Johnson-having an English ac-
Mickey Jones-finishing a football
Walter Jones-a public speaker?
Bobby King-breakdancing?
Karla Lee-weighing 200 lbs?
Laura Lenard-without her Christian
Jon Lewis-with a flat top?
Cacynthia Locke-failing?

Can You Imagine/87 **






yr* 88/Can You Imagine





Travis Loseke-with his hands to him-
Joey Magnusson-with a curly perm?
Darcy Masson-driving a B.M.W.?
Claire McCall-turning out like her dad?
Chris Moon-without Linse Pratt?
David Neely-a womanizer?
Molly Nicholas-shopping at goodwill?
Sheran Nickens-a Hare Krishna?
James Nickerson-a Hell's Angel?
John Nobles-without his mono-brow?
Holly Ohanian-without a great tan?
Tina O'steen-with a Bosworth haircut?
Matt Parker-with living braincells?
Jessica Pieter-not having hair like Jon
Linse Pratt-without Chris Moon?
Margie Rabe-talking to people besides
Jeff Randazzo-without an ego the size of
his legs?
Rachelle Richardson-living in a "city"?
Eric Singletary-reaching Nancy Hoo-
tens Hip?
Daniel Smith-sharing a dollar with any-




Introducing the class of 1988. The seniors posed for a formal shot but could
not wait until their clowning picture would be taken.

Denise Smith-a middleweight boxer?
Thomas Smith-a celibate monk?
Tadd Stahmann-without his arm around
a woman?
Betty Stanley-a Jehovah's Witness?
Chris Talbird-with his mouth shut?
Jennifer Webb-becoming a nun?
Traci Welch-not needing a booster
Cliff White-not technically inclined?
Ardell Wilcox-not saying "cuz"?
Mary Williams-a Florida Gator fan?
Dewey Durban-a basketball star?
Scott Olson-telling people what he real-
ly thinks of them?
Ester Vergara-not telling a story about
Shanna Beardsly-not gossiping?
Amy Callahan-not listening to Shanna's
Brett DeGale-with developed muscles?





Can You Imagine/89

m ". w

It can
strike at
any moment,
almost always driv-
ing the victims insane. No
mercy is given to its prey. All
the poor souls who contract
the disease suffer from the
same problems: an incurable
itch and a demanding desire
for freedom.
Even if one doesn't know
by now what horrible disease
this is, odds are it is heading
in his direction. That's right;

it's senioritis time. Millions
of seniors have begun to feel
the full blow of the symp-
toms, primarily a deep desire
to rip four months out of the
calendar and grab that diplo-
ma. As senior Ty Gardner
said, "The only cure for sen-
ioritis is graduation, and that
can take a long time."
The worst cases of seniori-
tits are experienced by those
who catch the bug their ju-
nior year. "It's horrible," said
Claire McCall. "If you start
showing signs of it early, it
seems like forever until

there's relief in sight." Some
seniors feel that the only way
to calm anxieties and fears
accompanying the last year
of high school is to realize
that it is not forever. Bret De-
Gale said, "Senioritis is hard
to deal with at first, but the
closer graduation comes, the
better it gets."
Basically, no senior year
would be complete without
the dreaded disease. The
only word of good hope is
that soon it will all end, and
there are plenty of survivors.
-Traci Welch

Dimples Ahmad
Michelle Amos
Joel Ballard
John Battenfield
Shanna Beardsley

Janet Bishop
Peter Bliss
Robyn Brockington
Allen Brown
Robert Brunson

Chester Buchanon
Amy Callahan
Christina Cambell
Justin Chappell
Michelle Chynoweth

Jennifer Coats
Lesa Cooper
Cullen Corbett
Benjamin David
Jonathan David

90/Seniors Seniors/91..

Fear of the
uture Not a Problem

Families, friends, futures,
and yes, fears. The minute
the diploma is in hand and
the tassle is moved to the op-
posite side, seniors graduate
into and new and sometimes
frightening lifestyle. The
class of 1988 was no excep-
tion. Although many had
been together since kinder-
garten, they realized that they
must sever that bond and
move in separate directions.
Approximately half of the
class chose to go straight to a
two-or four-year college,
some simply to further their
education. Others, like Janet
Bishop, had different mo-
tives: "I will have plenty of
time to attend school, but I

don't want to miss all of the
Other P.K. graduates in-
tended to further their edu-
cation but planned to post-
pone it for a year or so; oth-
ers chose a different way.
These students chose to do
one of two things: seek an

"I don't want to miss all
the fun!"

education in a foreign coun-
try in order to experience the
feeling of total indepen-
dence, or join the work force
in hopes of helping pay for
the high costs of tuition.
Both groups showed ways
a newly-graduated senior

could take a break from the
pressures of earning an edu-
cation in school and learn by
actual experience.
Other graduates chose to
join the armed forces. Some
joined directly, while others
participated in ROTC pro-
grams at a university.
As their last year of school
came to a close and they
were encouraged to leave the
security of home, the class of
1988 had to wrestle with far-
reaching decisions. May they
all have a prosperous future.
-Christi Francis

Brett de Gale
Edwin Delaino
Lee Ann DeLaino
Christyn Dolbier
Dewey Durban

Kelly Fey
Christine Francis
Ashley Galyean
Martina Ganstine
Ty Gardner

Amy Geiger
Jonathan Gelatt
James Godwin
Shelli Haynes
Andrea Hendrix

Jeremy Hine
Nancy Hooten
Hansul Hudson
Jay Hudson
Chad Johnson

T 92/Seniors

Seniors/93 T


lClass Trips

consolidate Friendships

Home on the Range ...
Well, not exactly. It was
more like fun on the prairie.
At precisely 8:15 a.m. on De-
cember 3, the senior class
boarded a Boca Travel Liners
bus. Although they were
packed in tighter than sar-
dines, all were happy to be
avoiding the usual daily rou-
tine. After twenty minutes of
low oxygen, the weighted-
down bus rolled into histori-
cal Paynes Prairie for the
1987 fall Senior Seminar.
The class was treated to
the G.A.I.T.T. performers,
teenagers who act out specif-
ic problems in ways which
other teens understand. After
the performance, the class
was divided into three
groups which attended
classes on drug and alcohol

abuse, birth control and sex-
ually transmitted diseases,
and non-verbal communica-
tion. After the classes, the
students and their special
guests enjoyed a picnic lunch
followed by a volleyball
game and the breaking of a
pinata. The pinata proved to
be one of the most memora-

"This trip was educa-
tional as well as a lot of

ble moments as Ty Gardner
accidently threw the bat into
the crowd.
Shelli Haynes concluded,
"This trip was an educational
experience combined with
pleasure and comraderie." In
English, that means it was
fun and she learned some-

thing in the company of her
friends. Nikki Brockington
commented, "It was fun, and
they should definitely do it
every year.
Every senior event was a
success in part due to faculty
sponsor Mrs. Nancy Dean.
Aided by her enthusiasm, the
seniors held a Halloween
costume party. Each student
had to wear some type of
costume to attend the party
and a prize for the best cos-
tume was awarded after a piz-
za lunch. Another successful
event was the Christmas Lun-
cheon. Each student brought
a favorite dish to be shared at
the sit-down feast. Thanks to
the support of Mrs. Dean,
the class of 1988 had a fun-
filled year.
--John Nobles

Eric Johnson
Nathaniel Jones
Walter Jones
Robert King
Karla Lee

Laura Leonard
Jon Lewis
Cacynthia Lock
Travis Loseke
Joey Magnusson

Darcy Masson
Claire McCall
Chris Moon
David Neely
Molly Nicholas

Sheran Nickens
James Nickerson
John Nobles
Sky Notestein
Holly Ohanian




"Chillin' out" after the homecom-
ing game, Ashley Galyean finds a lap
the most comfortable place.




Getting fired up for the game, Den-
ise Smith cheers the wave on.

or .-~ -

Scott Olson
Tina Osteen
Matthew Parker
Jessica Pieter
Linse Pratt

Margie Rabe
Jeff Randazzo
Rachelle Richardson
Deborah Sheffield
Eric Singletary


Job Market Woes,

Discouraging for Most.

"So what hours are you
able to work?" These were
the first few words most
teenagers heard when apply-
ing for a job. The importance
was not placed upon the
skills they had or their crimi-
nal and/or school records;
the deciding factor was just
how much time of their life
they were willing to donate
to hard labor.
The variety of jobs avail-
able to the average teenager
was pretty limited. Students'
choices included: flipping
burgers at McDonald's, bag-
ging Spagetti O's at Publix,
or maybe even selling Cokes
at the Gator games. To the
students with these posi-
tions, life in the work force

was not encouraging. "After
working all summer bagging
groceries and stocking
shelves, I'd be happy staying
in school my whole life if I
could be paid for it," com-
mented former Publix em-
ployee Benjamin David.

"I thought landscaping
meant planting flow-

Many students took on
summer jobs with landscap-
ing companies, and to some
it wasn't quite the work they
had expected. "I thought
landscaping meant planting
flowers and bushes. It's not,
though. I spent thirty hours a

week mowing lawns," stated
Tom Smith.
To the more fortunate of
the high school students,
jobs were available on the
teen boards of the larger de-
partment stores. The compe-
tition was fierce: as many as
one-hundred sophomores
and juniors tried out for as
few as six positions. "There
were so many people trying
out, I didn't feel confident
that I had what it took to
make it," commented Bur-
din's teen-board representa-
tiveJanet Bishop. Aside from
this rare opportunity, it was
not until college that the
younger population was of-
fered better jobs.-Jennifer
Coats *

Daniel Smith
Denise Smith
Tadd Strahman
Elizabeth Stanley
Chris Talbird

Esther Vergara
Jennifer Webb
Traci Welch
Clifford White
Mary Williams



people, a 4.0
GPA means a 0.5 in
the personality department.
But not for Jeremy Sheets;
when he's not yelling at his
ferret, Timmy, to "put that
down now!" he can be found
doing ballet, drawing, or
working at Motherlode.
Which, in his own words, has
given him an opportunity to
"zip out those checks". And,

if he's not doing any of the
above, he's probably down-
town, chillin' at Cafe
"When I'm at work and
things are really slow, I'll
look at people and try to
guess what they do for a liv-
ing. Or if they're married, or
have a boyfriend or a girl-
friend. And what stupid
show they'll watch when

they get home, or if they'll
just go to bed wearing noth-
ing but mismatched argyle
socks," Jeremy notes. "It's
more interesting than watch-
ing Butch, a coworker, try to
toss a cucumber slice up
through the blades of a ceil-
ing fan and have it fall back
through, without touching
the blades. It proved he's a

Sara Baden
Danica Bernard
Teri Birge
Kim Blackburn
Stacey Blankenship

Amanda Bliss
Latasha Boyd
Valerie Brinson
Scott Brooks
Kim Brown

Liza Bush
Doug Calderwood
Michelle Canty
Brandon Caul
Lana Chesire

\-- MiHkLA

v 4

. (

Boyd Cleare
Charlie Clingensmith
Aaron Coe
Felicia Cook
Sandra Cowart

Troy Criss
Suzanne Damyon
Chris Davis
Karla Davis
Vera Davis

Christa Dawes
Hillary Dekold
Derrick Dickerson
Fawn Dillow
Craig Dorsey



That's why when I get 'my'
car, I'm going to get one
with style, like myself," com-
mented Jack Fugate.
Only 13% of the juniors
surveyed felt they presently
owned "their" car. A con-
tented Liza Bush said, "My
'67 Corvette fits me fine."

RX-7's, Mercedes, trucks, se-
dans, old Cadillacs, Cor-
vettes, Porsches, old Che-
veys, and Stingrays were
among the many mentioned.
"There are so many nice cars
out there, when it comes
time to buy one, and I can
afford it, I won't be able to
choose one!" admitted Da-
vid Giesle. Danny Meade
disagreed: "I'll have no prob-
lems. I know exactly what I
The survey on the pre-
ceeding page shows that only
49% of the P.K. Yonge ju-
niors drove to school on a
regular basis. Surprisingly,
only 13% believed "you are
what you drive"-perhaps
the 13% who are presently
driving "their" car.
-Amanda Bliss

Angela Jones
Jeff King
Ana Lavagnino
Chris Lins
Micheal Linzmayer

Ben Marchand
Joe Markham
Danny Meade
Erin McConnell
Eric McLarthy

Andy McLaughlin
Keith Morrison
Kathy O'Brien
Joe Orsor
Jamie O'Steen


Parking Lot

I I i I


"Well," my mother said sc
sweetly, "you can either get su
your car engine rebuilt, or te:
you can get a class ring. It's frt
your choice." sc
It's your choice. The
words echoed ominously in ch
my ears. Yes, it is my choice; an
a $200 choice, but nonethe-
less, my choice. So I decided,
during one rare instance (
where I was gripped with aftt
true school spirit, that my car hea
engine could wait, and true
to my school, I ordered my Cos
class ring.
That is, I ordered my class m(
ring after my father had six co
heart attacks over the cost; ly
and I didn't even get all the on,
good stuff. But what a lot of rin
people don't realize, is that sc
there are other alternatives tw<
besides ordering your ring arri
through the school. Corn- nio

Thys Ouderland
Elizabeth Pactor
Adam Parlapiano
Gloria Pastrana
Rakesh Patel

Amy Phillips
Kim Phillips
Chris Pisarri
Kirstin Popper
Lance Posey

Greg Ramachandra
Matt Reimer
Sandra Richardson
Donny Russel
Jeremy Sheets

. 102/Juniors

she wc
On plied, "
June 5, knowle
1988 the class of 1990 corn- ful thai
pleted what may have been bum!"
the most challenging, diffi- spondee
cult and exciting year of their this far
lives. For many students, the dropping
sophomore year determined who h
whether they would "sink or dropping
swim"-academically, athle- "becau
tically, and socially, while e
Fortunately, P.K. Yonge come d
sophomores didn't reflect comrad,
national figures, which state ticular
that 50% of school dropouts helped t
occur during the tenth grade ing ye:
year. In fact, this year's tenth Amon I

Kris Addison
Brian Barret
Heather Bell
Kendra Brockington
Pam Brooker

Michelle Brooten
Todd Caffie
Alan Cheshire-
Philip Chaney
T.J. Churchill

F' grade class
was a very deter-
mined and motivat-
group. When asked if
would ever consider
ig out, one student re-
No, I would rather be
dgeable and success-
n uneducated and a
Most students re-
d similarly: "I've gone
, there's no sense in
ng out now." Students
ad thought about
ng out said they did so
se every once in a
everything seems to
own all at once." The
eship within this par-
group may have
them through the try-
ar. As sophomore
Katz said, "We're all,

Colby Clifford
Benji Cohen
Jennifer Collins
David Cox
William Edwards

T 104/Sophomores

Who ever said sophomores don't
suck? Chris Prugh, Ahmon Katz and
Francis Langly suck eggs for an "A"
in Mr. Duggin's world history class.
Sophomore Matt Rowe looks for-
ward ... to becoming a junior.


Middle School




What class would tenth graders pre-
fer to "hang out" with if they could
no longer be with their Sophomore

Hilary Dennis
Noah John Dittmar
Marianna Duncan
Eric Einmo
Richie Fowler

Erika Francis
Ezra Freeman
Brian Gindy
John Grantham
Jane Harris

Michelle Harden
Kim Hearst
Michael Hudson
Tracy James
Bryan Jecko

Sophomores/105 T

Tristana Jewett
Hershel Johnson
Trista Johnson
Ahmon Katz
Darnell Keye

Karen King
Matthew King
Berdell Knowles Jr.
Francis Langley
Heather Lewis

Trent Loseke
Christopher Malagods
Cornelia Mallory
Alayna McNeal
Sara Mendoza

S sophomores Add

park to Sports

With enthusiasm, P.K.
sophomores both supported
and played team sports. One
super-sophomore, Herschel
Johnson, contributed his
running ability to help the
P.K. cross-country team win
the conference champion-
ship. After placing first in
conference, Herschel went
on to place fourth in districts
and tenth in state for the
three mile.
Herschel, who originally
joined the team for the pre-
soccer practicing, was greatly
encouraged by his coaches,
parents, and fellow team-
mates to develop his running
capabilities to their fullest.
Herschel explains, "I prac-
ticed every day with the
team, trying to stay at the
head of the pack. Then, I ran
all during the soccer season,
which kept me in shape for
track. With only a few weeks

off, I started running again
for cross country."
Herschel's constant effort
paid off in his first year on
the track team. Coach Sil-
vers, track and cross country
coach, explains, "Herschel
has got unbelievable deter-
mination. Last year he was
new to the sport and yet he
still made it all the way to
eighth in the state track com-
petition." It was clear by

"It might sound funny,
but my fellow team-
mates are what really
makes running fun."

Johnson's 1987 cross country
success that he would be a
well-known competitor in
the 1988 track season as well.
According to Coach Frank
Bonaccorso, Hershel was un-

defeated in the mile and two
mile events, with the second
fastest time in the county.
Somehow Herschel main-
tains a meritorious grade
point average while taking
time out to have fun. "Keep-
ing up my grades is my num-
ber one priority. I can't run if
I don't have the grades to
back me up," states Her-
schel. His hobbies include
soccer, hanging out with the
guys, and seeing how many
of his buddies he can cram
into a Fiat.
HerschelJohnson was one
of numerous sophomores
who energized P.K. sports.
From Erika Francis and
Missy Meyer, to Tasha Willis
and Michael Walker, this
year was outstanding in
P.K.'s sports history.
-Christine Thomas

Latonia Miller
Robie Mills
Missy Meyer
Betsy Nicholas
on Nickerson

Chris Parks
Paola Pastrana
Chris Prugh
Suda Rose
Kim Robertson

Matt Rowe
Ryan Schweibert
Melvin Sheffield
Barry Shiflett
Omar Singleton



Demonstrating his unconventional at-
tire, Gus Hughes poses for a friend.

What do you think Erika Francis and
Michelle Harden will be doing in ten

Dude in a

It would seem to a new-
comer that Gus Hughes is
one of P.K.'s more eccentric
students. That's because he
is. Some of his more popular
escapades include getting a
mohawk and coming to
school in various women's
clothing including a skirt and
a bra. Gus explained, "My
personality has many facets
sometimes I'm quite the
sober intellectual, sometimes
the decadent radical, some-
times the humble loner. I'm
probably best described as
being schizophrenic."
One of few things Gus
does take seriously is acting.
He comments, "I see acting
as a way to direct one's emo-

tions. It has been a stabilizing
force in my life." He has
been associated with several
Gainesville acting groups in-
cluding Acrosstown Reper-
tory Theater, the Hippo-
drome, and the P.K. drama

"My personality has
many facets . I'm
probably best de-
scribed as being

group, "Voices from the
High School." He has done a
Gainesville Area Improvisa-
tional Teen Theater produc-
tion, as well as Landscape of
the Body, Phantom of the Star

Garage, and Lysistrata.
When Gus gets out of
high school he plans to at-
tend a dramatics college and
become a professional actor
either in New York City or
Chicago. He noted, "I have
no interest in becoming a
movie star. I would rather do
stage work."
Gus has been going to
P.K. for two years and his
biggest complaint about
school is that he doesn't
learn anything and it's not
challenging enough. His
hobbies include playing the
guitar, slam dancing, and
getting out of Gainesville.
-Ezra Freeman and Chris-
tine Thomas m

Johnny Sowers
Arnall Spann
Michael Spurlock
Mark Steen
Michael Stephens

Carl Stevens
Dwayne Strawder
April Thompson
Dore Thornton
Justin Titus

Elizabeth Tyson
Sikandar Vain
Robert Vargo
Debbie Vergara
John Vernon

Jennifer Vickers
Bob Vinson
Michael Walker
Michelle Walker
Bart Wigglesworth

Lisa Wilkinson
Eric Williams
Heather Williams
Jerome Williams
Teresa Williams

Natasha Willis
Anne Winefordner
Auguste Zettler

i 108/Sophomores
i A


What will you be doing ten
years from now? The top nine
career fields selected by 56 soph-
omore students include:

Sports 21%
Business Management 18%
Entertainment 14%
Medicine 12%
Aerospace 11%
Law/Enforcement 6%
Design 5%
Veterinary Medicine 5%
Computers and Research 5%

Here is
Who wthe
classof '91
summed up their first semes-
ter of high school:
It's great so far! There's so
many sports and other clubs
to get involved in, and
through those activities I've
gotten to know people a lot
Whitney Lasseter
It's real tough trying to fit in
because of all the cliques.
Kristie McDonough
It's great to sit in class and

stare into the eyes of the gor-
geous juniors and seniors.
The only problem is that
most of them could care less!

I think the 9th grade is wack
because people above us are
always "illin". Also because
we're at the bottom of the
David Wilson
I felt like a middle schooler
still. I saw all of the 10th, 11th
and 12th graders and said to
myself, "I don't belong here;
these dudes are huge and

even have moustaches."
Brook Mason

It is okay. You have more
homework than usual, and
they don't bend your grade a
little to help you out. But so
far I'm "Hanging."
Lavonia Miller

High school is great! It's a
step up from middle school
and Prime Time with all the
boring activities and dances.
Jayson Lefebvre

-Rhonda Johnson

We were never this small ... were
we? Chris Reimer, Tamara Brown,
Chris Doering, Edwin McTureous,
and Tim Hugus watch Middle
School sports
Freshman couple Scott Stoner and
Janine Hamilton find a quiet place
to talk during lunch

"What is the age of the ideal date?"
Freshmen responded:

Rebecca Bacharach
Sean Becht
Nina Brockington
Jennifer Brown
Tamara Brown

Jamie Burns
Melanie Chandler
Whitney Chapman
Suna Chester
Marisa Dodge

Christopher Doering
Dawn Droz
Dawn Farmer
Laura Farrow
Edward Foster


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Ji A

Liesl Fuller
Jeanette Geathers
Paul Geiger
Jay Gill
Laura Glover

Darren Green
Chandar Greene
Shelby Griffith
Leslie Groce
Bridgett Hair

Molly Halton
Janine Hamilton
Trevor Hanley
Aubrey Hart
Jerina Hatchett

V 110/Freshmen

Freshmen/Ill V


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A fearless Shelby Griffith practices
her ariel near K wing.

What do you do in your
spare time? P.K. ninth grad-
ers revealed the following in-

1. Party 25%

Play sports 25%

2. Listen to music 21%

3. Watch T.V. 16%

4. Eat 13%


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Celebrating his learning style, Lyle

during English class.

Jim Haynes
Bobby Hood
Jim Hooten
Tim Hugus
Spring Jamison

Sean Jecko
Victoria Jenkins
E.Z. Jones
Sammy Katz
Rebecca Keller

Ivor Kincaid
Kim Kingsley
Whitney Lasseter
Doug Laurence
Jaimie Lefebvre


Shelby Griffith

success at 14

SB Being a gymnast takes
hard work and dedication.
Sometimes one barely has
time to sleep or catch up
with homework, let alone go
out with friends.
Shelby Griffith has been a
gymnast for what she says
have been "seven long
years." Practice runs for four
hours, three times a week, so
between gymnastics, school,
and sleep, she has about one
hour left to study. "I can't do
Algebra!" she says, looking a
bit perplexed. "I just don't
have time to do homework."
Inspite of her bubbly person-
ality, Shelby admits that her
energy is not boundless:
"Frequently I get home tired
and just feel like going to

You'd think that with so
much to do, Shelby wouldn't
have time for friends, but this
isn't true in Shelby's case. "In
gymnastics you meet a lot of
people and you make a lot of

"If something goes
wrong, I just say, 'It's
gonna get better,' and it
usually does."

friends. That's about it for
my social life," she ex-
plained. "I guess I have a
pretty boring social life."
However, winning 37 rib-
bons, out of which most are
first place, three tropheys,
and five medals hardly
sounds like a boring life.
This hectic life does keep

Shelby from doing things
others take for granted, such
as going to the movies or just
out with friends. Missing out
on these things are just a few
of the sacrifices she makes in
order to do what she loves.
Shelby would like to some-
day become a teacher. "I
don't know why, I just want
to teach," she said, smiling
broadly. Her advice to any-
one who wants to dedicate
themselves to gymnastics
was: "Don't ever get discour-
aged if something goes
wrong." And just by looking
at Shelby's accomplishments
so far, it's obvious she knows
wh"i she's talking about!
-Esther Vergara

son Lefbvre
e Livengood
cy Long
acy Long
)ok Mason

Lisa McCall
Kristie McDonnough
David McDowell
Kelli McGhee
Eric McOwen

Edwin McTureous
Laura Middleton
Latasha Miles
Lavonia Miller
Heather Monahan-Estes

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This year the state legisla-
ture approved a bill that de-
manded more from high
school students, and their de-
cision to raise the grading
scale has infuriated some
people. Many freshmen stu-
dents said that they were not
in favor of the new grading
scale; in fact, 42 out of 47
pupils surveyed voiced
strongly negative comments
about the legislature's ruling.
Freshman Kristie Mc-
Donough commented, "It is
not fair at all. It has made my
grades lower than they really
should be. My grades have
never been this low." Other
ninth graders noted, "I hate
it; it is unfair." Some of the

Richard Neul
Renee O0
David Pac
Jessica Parlapi
Karen Peel

Erica Randall
Jim Rarick
Chris Reimer
Sirgo Rojas
Sasha Rothstein

Danny Salah
Jennifer Schwikert
Jason Scott
Scott Stoner
Chad Taylor


other comments cannot be
printed, but rest assured that
they were not in favor of the
grading scale.
This year's freshmen are
forced to work much harder
to get the grade. Some ninth

"It is unfair."

graders believed that their
grades wouldn't change any,
but some were seriously af-
fected. Paul Geiger reacted
to the higher standards by
saying, "I don't like it be-
cause last years B is now a

Jacquie Will also com-
mented, "If they think peo-
ple are going to try harder,
then they are wrong because
if it gets harder kids will just
drop out of high school."
Oher students questioned
the law's ability to actually
improve education. Accord-
ing to one anonymous fresh-
man, "Maybe the fault
doesn't lie with the students.
If the state put more pressure
on teachers, students would
learn more."
-Mark Steen *

Sarah Thomas
Ananda Tracy
Laura Von Gunten
Levon Walker
Laurie Webb

Robin Weinrich
Jacquie Will
Michelle Williams
David Wilson
Lily Wolf

Julie Worth

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PM e-schoolers at P.K.
w oy something that many lar
other students don't get the dle
opportunity to experience it b
until they reach high school.. Jack
Electives! "Exploratories," as Jou
these electives are called, a fr
took place during 8th period, acti
and consisted of courses cor
such as computers, literary gra
journal, and team sports. his
The most popular ex- cau
ploratory was Team Sports. A
George Jones, a seventh per
grader, said he liked Team tics
Sports, "Because you learn ploi
about team work and how to fav(
cooperate." laxi

Levi Akers
David Arnold
Scott Baldwin
Chris Barnes
Laura Becht

Darnell Bessinger
Latasha Brinson
Brett Bohannon
Nikki Borgmeyer
GB Bowes

Jeremy Coffey
Jonathan Cohen
Todd Cooper
Carson Courage
Jaelyn Crews

Tennis was another popu-
exploratory. Several mid-
-schoolers said they loved
because Mr. Nass taught it.
kson Egen liked Literary
rnal because, "it gives me
ee time to write and to do
ivities which help me be-
me a better writer." A 6th
der chose Student Aide as
favorite exploratory "Be-
se I like little kids."
Art, Basketball, Band, Su-
math, and Lively Linguis-
were other popular ex-
ratories. Aruni Fernando
ored Art because, "It is re-
ng and easy." Chorus

members practiced for the
fall musical. Sara Griffin
liked it because, "We did the
play Annie and we did the
acting along with the sing-
Mr. David Capaz, a mid-
dle school teacher, said, "We
offer exploratories in order
to give the students the op-
portunity to do other things
and explore other fields. It
gives them a time in the day
where they can.move from
the strictly curricular sched-
-Esther Vergara


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Eight graders revealed their
favorite exploratories: Team Sports,
39%; Tennis, 15%; Literary Journal,
12%; Aide, 12%; Art, 11%; and
Chorus, 11%.

Dawn Darwin
Arlene Day
Robyn Denson
Jessica Durdan
Tahara Edwards

Margie Eno
Greg Farmer
Adrian Flowers
Lura Fullwood
Katrina Gaddy

Tiffany Gresh
Tiffany Hall
Micheal Hine
Adrienne Hines
Che Horton

. 116/8th Grade

8th Grade/I17 T

In front of his American school,
Irish student Peter McElwee smiles
for the camera.
The foreign countries middle-
school students would most like
to visit:

France 'i Jamaica
Australia D Germany

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Nikki Borgmeyer and Joelyn Crews
work on science worksheets.

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Chris Kairalla
Emmy Keelings
Percy King
Erin Knabb
Juanita Lewis

Russell Manning
Amy Mickle
Margery Miller
Angela Moore
Peter McElwee

Brett McCoy
David O'Brien
Dawn Richardson
Corinna Roth
Rachell Rathman



118/Eighth Grade

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Sisters Karla and Dinah Davis share
a ride home.
Pausing a moment from the game
Peter McElwee shows off his new
breakdancing moves.

Tyler Plach
Kelsey Poe
Suzanne Prugh
Jeremy Resnick
Nikki Roche

Kevin Smith
Noah Sparks
Cris Spikes
Scott Spurlock
Bodhi Webb

Israel Wilcox
Camille Williams
Kim Williams
Erin Young
S Tasha Young
Chris Youngblood

Seventh Grade/123

Seventh Graders'
Second Hand
"Rachelle has told me
high school is a lot of fun,
but it's hard and I'm not go-
ing to be able to goof off."
-Dawn Richardson
Kristin Brown believes
high school is "More fun,
and gives students a lot more
"High school is a lot cool-
er than middle school," com-
ments Jessica Durban.


actress who has been fea-
tured in a national TV com-
mercial. .. why it's none oth-
er than sixth grader Sarah
Coe, the star of Annie who
also delighted audiences as a
camper in a favorite McDon-
ald's commercial. What does
the future hold in store for
this youngster? Better yet,
what has Sarah to offer the
Being the star of a major
high school play is highly de-

manding. The high school
students, with their high
standards, were sometimes
critical of the young star.
Also, the long process of
preparation began to affect
the star's voice: "I had a sore
voice, and I was tired," Sarah
admitted. But as opening
night closed in and the show
came together, the young
star showed no signs of pain
or fatigue.
When the curtain opened,
Sarah shined, winning the
heart of Daddy Warbucks
and the audience.
Has all this attention

changed the attitude of this
sixth grader? No. Although
Sarah does dream of becom-
ing a Broadway dancer, she
also wishes to educate deaf
children. "I have a friend,
Kyle, who became deaf after
an operation," Sarah noted.
In order to communicate
with him, she decided to
learn sigh language. Ever
since, she has wanted to help
A P.K. lifer with talent
and a concern for others ...
a star on the brink of success.
-Chad Johnson

Alex Arunski
John Alford
Kime Basset
Malia Billman
Laura Bird

Adam Bishop
John Bohannon
Julie Bradenburg
Kristin Brown
Petrina Bryant

Maree Campbell
Phillip Chaney
Sarah Coe
Michael Cox
Jenny Crane



Alex Cromartie
Chad Darwin
Cliff Denson
Scott Duncan
Cornelius Dunmore

Reshard Durdley
Josh Ewing
Aruni Fernando
Jennifer Ford
Jason Goble

Greg Goldfaden
Jennifer Gresh
Sarah Griffin
Greg Gum
Autumn Homewood

Sixth Grade/125

1 124/Sixth Grade

n .-"IIIIIIhIll.


Caught in the act, Laura Bird, Daun
Kairalla, Greg Goldfaden, Chad
Darwin, and Shannan Kurtz "cross
the creek."


Middle School was a big
change for many of the sixth
graders. Yet, all of the stu-
dents agreed that it was bet-
ter than elementary school.
"We get to change classes."
Arani Fernando
"There are a variety of
Sarah Wright
"I don't have to walk in a
straight line anymore."
Nadia Shields

-., .

Taking a break from classes, a
group of sixth graders plays around
the big oak tree during lunch.

M middle School

eans Change

b-I After five years of staying
in one class all day, with the
same teacher, and having to
walk in a straight line wher-
ever they go,. P.K. fifth grad-
ers could not wait until they
could change classes and
teachers and associate with
"big kids." In order to do
these things, they had to
"cross the creek" into middle
According to Daun Kair-
a alla, the best change between
elementary and middle
school "is that we don't have
to eat in the lunch room."
Sixth grader Terry Jackson
noted, "The only difference
is that we don't have to walk
in straight lines." Jake Stone
said, "The first few weeks
were sort of scary and very
.g, hectic, changing classes and
all. Being in middle school

now makes us feel big." An-
gela Whitlock summed up
the thoughts of many sixth
graders when she noted, "We
get a lot of freedom now."
Instead of having their en-
tire day planned out by a
teacher, sixth graders also
gained the freedom to
choose some of their own

"We get a lot more free-

courses. Middle schoolers
who enrolled in musical the-
atre and chorus classes
gianed valuable stage exper-
ience working with high
school students. Karre
Gindy said, "I liked working
with the high schoolers in
Annie. They helped me im-
prove and made it fun."
Marcus Khuri and Chit

Moody questioned some as-
pects of the change, asking,
"What is prime time for?"
and "Why do we have so
much freedom?" Prime time
was the period each week
when students had a chance
to make friends. During this
time, the teachers acted more
as advisors and tried to help
their Prime Time students
with any problems they may
have. The additional free-
dom in middle school taught
students responsibility.
When students were chang-
ing classes, they got the free-
dom of doing what they had
to do, but they also had re-
sponsibility because they
were expected to be in class
on time, and prepared.-Bart
Wigglesworth *

Terry Jackson
Daun Kairalla
Eric Kern
Sam Kesl
Arne Knudson

Shannan Kuitz
Stephan Mickle
Scott Mills
Monica Mims
Chet Moody

JoAnn Perkins
Denika Player
Aria Portner
Vandria Quinn
Lisa Ramachandra




Sommer Renaldo
Chris Salvano
April Schille
Stoney Sharp
Nadia Shields

Richery Smith
Jake Springfield
Kalissa Vinson
Angela Whitlock
Jaime Worth

Sarah Wright
Latara Young

T 126/Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade/127 .

Student Council President Janet
Bishop looks on as sponsor Dr.
Nancy Baldwin explains a new fun-
draising idea.

Don't boys like politics? Ben David,
John Nobles, Jeff Randazzo, and
Chris Lins were the only boys on
Student Council.
Dressed as the 34th Street wall,
Christi Francis prepares to sing
pumpkin carols with other student
council members.



Where the

Boys Aren't '87

If you know where the
boys are, P.K. Yonge
would like to know be-
cause they aren't on the
1987/88 student council.
Only four guys serve this
years' student council: Sen-
ior Class advisory represen-
tativesJohn Nobles, Benja-
min David, and Jeff Ran-
dazzo, and junior class
president Christopher Lins.
Girls outnumber guys by a
ratio of about 10:1-almost
enough reason for any guy
to want to join.
But most guys just
didn't run. According to
senior Shelly Haines, "They
didn't run because, simply,
they could care less." Da-
vid Neely said he didn't run

for student council be-
cause, "I won't take orders
from a girl."Senior Lee Ann
Delaino, explained, They
would rather let all the girls
do all the organizing." Sen-
ior Lesa Cooper added,
"Most guys aren't as re-
sponsible as girls."
Most girls feel that if
guys showed more initia-
tive and interest they could
actually play a major role in
student government. Sen-
iorJohn Nobels, last years'
junior class president, re-
torted, "There are too
many girls who think that
student government is a
way to express authority
which they would other-
wise never have": In retali-

action, a senior girl stated,
"The biggest complaints
about P.K. come from the
mouths of guys. They need
to realize that if they want a
change, they have to do
something about it."
After all was said and
done, there was still no
clear solution as how to get
more guys on Student
Council. Maybe if they real-
ized that they get out of
class for meetings more
guys would run, but pre-
sent members prefer people
who want to work hard and
make a difference. Only
through Student Council
can changes be made and
new ideas put into use.
-Chris Lins. *

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128/Student Council




"The meeting will now
come to order," were the
first words spoken as Stu-
dent Council convened in
September. The first meet-
ing was dedicated to trying
to settle a dispute between
Student Council and some
members of the faculty. A
few teachers did not want
to let students out of class
for Student Council meet-
ings. By the second meet-
ing, however, Dr. Baldwin
had resolved the conflict,
and Student Council got
rolling. With homecoming
only weeks away, the junior
class began to prepare for
Hi-Tide, choosing the
theme "Wet and Wild."
The senior class was in
charge of the dance, while
the sophomores organized
the bonfire, and the fresh-
men decorated the field.
Each clan chose a day for
Spirit Week, and more stu-
dents participated than ever

First row: Christyn Dolbier, Holly
Ohanian, Janet Bishop, Christi Fran
cis, Nikki Brockington, Hillary De-
kold, Karla Davis, Sudha Rose, Dr.
Nancy Baldwin. Second row: Chelle
Chynoweth,Joey Magnusson, Whit-
ney Lasseter, Karen Peebles, Mi-
chelle Hardin, Trista Johnson, Rob-

At Halloween, members
dressed in costume and
sang pumpkin carols at the
Ronald McDonald House,
while at Christmas, they
sponsored a canned food
drive. Each class treated the
faculty to breakfast one day
during the week before
Christmas and gave Christ-
mas ornaments to teachers.
A major council goal
this year was to send a
handful of members, one
from each grade, to the var-
ious area high schools to
find ways to improve P.K.
by observing other stu-
dents. By doing this, they
hoped to come up with
new ideas to bolster school
Dr. Nancy Baldwin, fac-
ulty adviser, concluded,
"Student Council should
be a service to the students,
faculty, and community.
They need issues and
should not wait for things
to happened." -Chris Lins

in Weinrich, Krista Hair. Third row:
Kim Hearst, Latasha Boyd, Lesa
Cooper, Shelli Haynes, Jeff Ran-
dazo, Jane Harris, Tristana Jewett,
Cornelia Mallory, Valerie Brinson,
Chris Lins, Christine Thomas, Lun-
etta Williams, Heather Hall, Rhonda

Student Council/129

The Work

Never Ends

-- k

Behind the

Blue Door

So, what did lie behind
the blue door? Why were
only a few special students
ever allowed to enter that
magical mystical place?
Any passerby could easily
hear the laughter and
shrieks of pleasure pene-
trating the walls and win-
dows. Who was. in there
and what were they doing?
Mrs. Creveling, who spo-
radically entered the faculty
lounge, admitted, "Noth-
ing worthwhile ever goes
on." Mrs. Brey, who
dropped in on occasions,
said, "Mr. Lawrence some-
times comes in and tells
funny stories." At lunch,
the faculty lounge was al-
most an exclusive math
club, with Ms. Weber, Mrs.
King, and Mr. McCall
grabbing the choice seats.
Ms. Beauchamp, Mr. An-
derson, and Mrs. Malan-
chuk were sometimes seen
passing through the blue
door, but no one ever saw

High school faculty: Thorn Ander-
son, Betty Richardson, Iona Malan-
chuk, Lori Catanzaro, David Holt,
Vicki Clifford, Gloria Webber, Jerry
Thompson, Jo Stepp, Griff Jones,
Nancy Baldwin, Betsy Creveling,

Mrs. Richardson entering.
"I would probably go in,
but I have to sell salads to
the kids during lunch," ex-
plained Mrs. Richardson.
The faculty lounge usu-
ally remained empty for a
variety of reasons: the out-
side door was kept locked
to keep out student soft
drink addicts, a no smok-
ing rule was recently put
into effect, and the phone is
fixed so that teachers can-
not make long distance
telephone calls. On a recent
exploration, the refrigera-
tor contained six two-liter
bottles of flat soda, mayon-
naise, three bags of frozen
bagels, and a quart of ras-
berry sherbert.
Despite its mystical im-
age, the faculty lounge
seemed to be a pretty mun-
dane place. But when the
lights went out and the
blue door closed . who
-Chris Lins *

Chris Morris, Judith Stegall, Bob
Wentzlff, Paul Becht, Eve Singleton,
Mac Duggins, Nancy Dean, Paige
Brey, Tom Klapstein, Cindy King,
Frank Bonaccorso, and Carrie Park-

Faculty/131 0

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I was told to write an ar-
ticle on skipping: how to
do it and why it's done. The
only problem was that I
was not exactly sure what
counted as skipping. Was it
skipping when you went to
the library 3rd period to
"work on a project" and
did nothing? Or was skip-
ping only when you just
did not show up for class?
In order to solve my prob-
lem I went to the people
who knew: the students.
When I think about
skipping, someone such as
Tom Smith comes to mind.
He would calmly walk
down K wing, past Mrs.
Clifford's room on to the
gravel path that parallels

the football field until he
finally passed the gym. All
the while his keen eyes kept
a close watch for the ever-
present Dean Parker. Care-
fully he would crawl
through the bushes and
scale the chain-link fence
with ease. Only once did he
pause to notice the precar-
ious position he was in
while straddling the fence.
The deed was done; now at
last he could taste the thrill
of victory.
Of course, other types of
skipping existed and it was
not all done by Tom Smith.
When questioned about
skipping Molly Nicholas
said, "I can forge my moth-
er's signature perfectly, and

I just make myself have a
dentist appointment. I must
have the most unhealthy
teeth of any senior." An-
other senior admitted,
"The secret is to just skip
the whole day and then
take an unexcused admit."
Now that I had some
idea how to skip, I began to
wonder why people do it
and what makes it worth
the risk. The answers
ranged from "It's fun" to
"It's a must in your high
school career." Yet, the
best answer came from Jus-
tin Chappell who said,
"People skip simply for the
thrill of getting away."
-Kristin Popper *


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One question all P.K.
students may have pon-
dered, in or out of her of-
fice, is whether by some
small chance Carrie Parker,
Dean of Students, ever
skipped in her youth? Sad-
ly, the answer is no, but it is
not because she did not try.
Once Mrs. Parker even had
her mind made up to skip
and a plan for the evil deed
worked out. Her friends
were going to pick her up
and they were all going to
go somewhere together. .
but they left without her.
What other faculty
members skipped at some
point in their high school
years? Surprise! Mr. Dug-
gins, Mrs. Singleton, Mrs.
Creveling, Mr. Thompson,
and Mrs. Malanchuck all

Before a fifth period exam, senior
Tom Smith cautiously escapes for a
more restful afternoon-off

i'eacher Tempters

cut classes.
The most interesting
story came from Mr. Dug-
gins. He only skipped
school once, to go on a
senior skip day in 1972. He
and his wife-to-be went to a
friend's farm with a group
of friends to go horseback
riding. Unfortunately, there
were neither enough horses
nor saddles, so he was
forced to share a horse with
his girlfriend. While riding
behind him, she fell off of
the horse, dragging Mr.
Duggins down with her.
She became unconscious,
and the rest of their day was
spent at the emergency
room. Luckily, she was not
badly hurt; still, it was a
great deterent for skipping.
-Kristin Popper *

Summoning a delinquent student,
Dean Carrie Parker proceeds to ex-
plain the rules that pertain to skip-

Teacher Tempters/133

Aping the cheerleaders, Chris Moon
attempts a toe-touch at High Tide.

"He told you what?" Trista Johnson
questions Jane Harris between

friends, fun, and Friday nights
punctuated life outside
school. On the weekends,
bookworms emerged from
their cocoons and over-
achievers relaxed. If Monday
morning was low ebb, then Friday
night was high tide as P.K. students
seized the irresistible opportunity for

V 134/Student Life




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Screaming in agony, Kelly Fey
reaches for support as Chelle
Chynoweth braids her hair. Claire
McCall and Molly Nicholas watch
as Allen Brown lends a helping

Student Life/135


Nerds 'n Hippies 'n Capitalists? Must be ...

Spirit Week

"I found it!" Between the lip-
stick and other feminine pro-
ducts, Chris Pisarri finds a pencil
for trig.

Nerds, nerds, nerds. Heather Hall,
Shelli Haynes, Chris Reiter, Reid
Foger, and Matt Reiter become con-
summate geeks for Nerd Day.

S( "T un, fun, fun! I love
F1 participating!" Mrs.
Betty Richardson's words
held true for many P.K. stu-
dents this year. Spirit Week
allowed them to show their
support for their school and
to break most of the laws of
tasteful dressing.
This year's days were
more unusual than in years
past. For example, one of this
year's most popular days,
Naval Day, was open to a lot
of individual interpretation.
Some chose to do the obvi-
ous and dress like a sailor;
some more imaginative souls
exposed their midriffs and
shocked the administration.
It was Navel Day for these
An alternative to Naval/
Navel Day was Switch
Day-yet another day with
unclear connotations. Part of
P.K.'s male population took

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it as permission to raid their
sister's closets and see how
the other half lives. "I did
things I didn't know I could
do," said Junior Class Presi-
dent Chris Lins.
Spirit Week's most popu-
lar day was Hippie Day,
when a group of mild-man-
nered rebels staged a sit-in
and C.A.S.H., Conservatives
Against Student Hippies, ac-
costed the love-bead set.
Some people called them
nerds, but that was another
Nerd day allowed all the
geeks-at-heart to come out
of the closet and say, "Yes, I
am a dweeb." Some of P.K.'s
best-dressed elite swallowed
their pride and put on clothes
they "couldn't believe my
parents owned." Mis-

matched above-the-knee ar-
gyle socks and below-the-
nose hornrimmed glasses
were standard equipment in
the self-respecting geek's
wardrobe. Pyjama Day and
Wet 'n Wild Day rounded
out the week.
All in all, Spirit Week
was a smashing success.
Everyone in the sea of bel-
ly buttons, pantyhose, and
peace symbols had a lot of
fun and was generally silly,
all in the name of school
spirit. But what better rea-
-Elizabeth Practor

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& Hippie Day. Ordinari-
, ly a day for love beads,
peace symbols, and tie-
dye. However, this year's
Hippie Day took on a
whole new twist:
Conservatives Against
Student Hippies, a group
composed of students by
students, combatted the
sudden scourge of beat-
niks at P.K. Yonge. The
members of C.A.S.H. es-
chewed love beads for
Brooks Brothers and
brought new meaning to
the word "Republican."
"We had Hippie Day last
year," said senior Christi
Francis. "We wanted to
be original; we were tired
of Hippie Day."
The members of
C.A.S.H. carried signs
bearing anti-hippie/pro-
capitalism slogans. While
they were outnumbered


What a (Pyjama) Party! Trista
Johnson, Frank Bonaccorso,
Kao Westlye, and Betty Stanley
pose in their p.j.'s for Pyjama

The boys of old Florida? Derrick
Singleton, Chad Johnson, Chris
Lins, and Chris Pisarri become
every mother's nightmare for
Switch Day.
136/Spirit Week

by their hippie counterparts,
they stood fast and tri-
umphed (almost) against the
horrors of hippiedom. It's
nice to know that even at
P.K. Yonge, capitalism is
safe from Communist-sent
hippie adversaries. Now if
only the dollar would rise ..

J, I

"What's that?" Senior Esther Ver-
gara examines the adornments of
sophomore Gus Hughes on Hippie

Spirit Week/137 .I

Attempting nonchalance, Donny
Russell narrates as the sidewalk

"Well, isn't that special? Eric
"Church Lady" Singletary remarks
as he passes out another Time Out

Wet 'n Wild Church Ladies at

20 Years
Below is a narrative by Mac
"Mad dog" Duggins of his former
climb to Skate Stardom and his
trimphant High Tide comeback:
It doesn't begin with High Tide,
does it? No, it begins back in '67
when skateboards first came onto
the scene. I was in the seventh grade,
and I was good.
But, in Missouri, there are hills.
Big, steep hills. And I was going
down one of those hills when I hit a
rock. Not a big rock, you under-
stand, but big enough to stop the
skateboard and send me flying. So, I
was busted. Yeah, I know, it's hard
to believe, but I gave up ...
... Until High Tide. Twenty
years later. What a comeback! You
know the feeling : adrenaline level as-

True professional that he is, Mac
Duggins scowls at the camera.


t ( VW ell, I liked it, but I
W think that the ad-
ministration, particularly Dr.
Baldwin, ought to let people
do what they want," said dis-
gruntled junior Kim Brown
when asked to comment on
High Tide.
Hmm, good point. But
perhaps the administration
had their reasons. Reasons
such as good taste, the age
group present, and the fact
that High Tide is a school-
sponsored function.
All in all, though, this
year's High Tide was a re-
sounding success. There
were a large variety of suc-
cessful, well- acted skits, and

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Ago . .
tronomically high, throat dry, heart
pounding. I was excited; "a come-
Of course, I was really more con-
cerned with the incompetence in
front of me. Skateboarding is a seri-
ous sport and they had a bunch of
amateurs in there. A bunch of pa-
thetically dangerous amateurs and
one professional-me. So, despite
all of that, plus the lousy equipment
they gave me, I just went out there
and did my stuff.
And I know that you're now all
wondering: "When will I be able to
see the great Mad Dog skate again?"
Well, you're in luck; you lucky stiffs
can come see me this summer in the
SOT (Skaters Over Thirty) Competi-
tion. Naturally, I expect to win.


some not-so-successful, not- smoot
so-well-acted skits. "Re- stage?
member the skit where some of bein
of the faculty danced around like to
half naked for a long period right h
of time? What was the point complex
of that?" inquired sopho- found
more Chris Prugh. Some As i
skits, like Mrs. Weber's advi- sity ch(
sory's "A Visit to the Nurse" sity fi
were cancelled due to "inap- spoofe,
propriate material." In this like p
case, it was over the accepted sponso
use of a condom. lined
Eric Singletary led one of of wha
the most successful skits propria
with his impression of Dana Not
Carvey's "Well, isn't that spe- cees Da
cial?" Church Lady. The skit laino k
was complete with dancing with so
Hari Krishnas that happily pletely
escort you to Time Out. And In
who could forget Mac Dug- this ye
gins' completely cool and "highly
ing in
way." -


h skate across the
"Yeah, I was accused
g pushed, but I would
dispell that rumour
ere and now as being
etely and totally un-
ed," Duggins stated.
in other years, the var-
eerleaders and the var-
ootball team both
d each other. But, un-
revious years, their
r, Lori Catanzaro, de-
to participate because
at she deemed "inap-
te material."
t to be forgotten, em-
ave Neely and E.J. De-
ept the crowd going
ngs, spoofs, and com-
undignified antics.
Ms. Pothier's words,
ar's High Tide was
amusing and shock-
a delightful sort of
-Teri Birge

A large variety of talent surfaced at
High Tide, with DJ. Singleton's rap,
a heartfelt insult from Jeff Ran-
dazzo, and a duet between Rhonda
Johnson and Eric McLarthy.

High Tide/139 -

138/High Tide


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An extra special ...



It wasn't the usual Thurs-
day night for P.K. Yonge
students. Instead of being
home cramming for a history
exam or doing Spanish
homework, they sat in the
auditorium watching the fes-
tivities of High Tide.
Early on in the night, the
Heartthrobs and Sweethearts
were announced. Jim
Haynes, the ninth grade
Heartthrob, greeted his
Sweetheart, Whitney Las-
seter, while Ahmon Katz, the
tenth grade representative,
escorted Heather Bell. Junior
Danny Meade, on crutches,
was there to squire Gretchen
West. Finally, Scott Olsen
held out his arm to receive
Betty Stanley, and the last of
the Heartthrobs and Sweet-
hearts left the stage.
As skits were performed,
the court nominees checked
their lipstick and straight-
ened their ties in the guid-
ance office. Then, two by
two, they were called to the
front of the auditorium. First
came the freshman represen-
tatives, Melanie Chandler
and Chris Doering. Due to a
tie in the sophomore class,
Pam Brooker and Natasha
Willis were escorted by Brian
Gindy and Eric Williams.
As Sohn Moon and Ra-
chel Floyd, the 1986 King
and Queen, ushered the re-
presentatives off the stage,
everyone waited to see who

would be Prince and Prin-
cess. The nominees were
Lance Posey and Kao Wes-
ley, D.J. Singleton and Lun-
etta Williams, and Felicia
Cook and Christopher Lins.
Prince came first; Christo-
pher Lins had won. As they
draped the banner over him,
they announced the Princess.
Lunetta Williams blushed as
Moon handed her a bouquet
of flowers. Who would be-
come King and Queen? The
nominees gathered on stage.
Peter Bliss and Nickey
Brockington were on the
left. Christi Francis and Eric
Johnson stood on the right,
with Claire McCall and Chris
Talbird in the center. Chris
Talbird's name was called.
"Peasants, peasants," he

Prince and Princess Christopher
Lins and Lunetta Williams exchange
a glance before the winners are an-

thought. "Please, no cheer-
ing. A simple round of 'God
Save the King' will do." But
who would be Queen? Ra-
chel Floyd read the name. It
was Nickey Brockington.
Tears of happiness streamed
down her face as Tailbird
embraced his queen.
Hugs and kisses went all
around, with hand shakes
and pats on the back from
the guys. King, Queen,
Prince and Princess all stood
together as the crowd ap-
plauded. Tonight was the
Homecoming Court's night
of glory. Tomorrow would
be the football team's.
-Danica Bernard

*-.. .

Glowing with happiness, 1987 Home-
coming Queen Nickey Brockington and
King Chris Talbird smile at the crowd.

Heartthrobs and Sweethearts: Whit-
ney Lasseter, Jim Haynes, Heather
Bell, Ahmon Katz, Gretchen West,
and Danny Meade.
Band Sweetheart and Heartthrob:
Holly Ohanian and Todd Stahman.

Ninth grade representatives Me-
lanie Chandler and Chris Doering.
Tenth grade representatives Brian
Gindy and Pam Brooker.
Tenth grade representatives Eric Wil-
liams and Natasha Willis.



Two real artists at work: Adam Par-
lapiano and Matt Parker put the fin-
ishing touches on the safari pictures
Smiling with a friend, Jason Goble they designed for the Florida Muse-
enjoys the spring sunshine. umrn's benefit ball.


Did you ever wonder what
it would be like to grow old?
Not many youths ever pon-
der the thought, but it will
eventually happen. As one
grows older, he may lose
loved ones, live alone, and
will possibly take ill. If this
were to happen to you, what
could cheer you up, give you
a little hope, maybe brighten
your day? Geriatrics.
Geriatrics was a program
headed by Mrs. Jean Brown,
which allowed 14 to 16 P.K.
middle school students to
travel to the V.A. Hospital to
visit assigned "Buddies." On
Tuesday and Fridays, a van
from the V.A. picked up the
kids and took them to the
hospital. One day the stu-
dents planned activities, and
the next time they went, their
"Buddies" had an activity
Alison Richardson said,

"When I was in the program,
I thought it was a lot of fun.
It feels good to make some-
one else feel better." Making
someone feel better is wht
Geriatrics was all about.
-John Nobles

Charitable students produce a ...

Slow Drip

P.K. Yonge is not an easy
bleeder. At least when it
came to draining the seven-
teen year olds of their pre-
cious plasma. Around thirty-
three students, parents, and
teachers gave up a pint of
blood at the fall blood drive
to possibly save a life.
Sheran Nickens was the
volunteer in charge of setting
up the entire operation.
Sheran called the Civitan
Blood Center and arranged a
time and date on which the
bloodmobile could make its
way to the P.K. campus. She
also helped with the paper
work and, of course, the har-
dest job: getting people to
come and give blood. There
are only two major require-
ments for healthy people to
give blood; one must be sev-
enteen years or older, and
one must be alive.
Is giving blood a good ex-
cuse to get out of class? As
John Battenfield said,

"When I realized the English
test was next period, I began
to feel a sense of dedication
to my community, and I had
to give blood!" However,
Joey Magnusson said, "I
don't feel people should use
giving blood as an excuse for
getting out of class; I think
people should feel obligated
and want to give blood. They
might need it themselves one
Forty-two percent of the
students polled would be
willing to give blood, while
eighty-five percent would
like to receive blood if they
were in an accident. Hope-
fully, in the future, the two
statistics will balance out.
The only downfall of the
drive was a senior, who shall
remain anonymous, who

fainted in class after giving
blood. She recovered nicely
and encouraged future do-
nors not to be discouraged.
The P.K. Blood line may
have been a slow drip, but
hopefully future waves will
unclog the drain. Congratu-
lations were also in order for
Sheran and the senior class
for encouraging enough do-
nors to participate in the
drive to win the prestigious
Blood Bucket. Seventy-five
percent of the senior class
plus other eligible donors
dripped their way past Bud-
holz to become Blood Do-
nor School of the year.
-John Nobles



Margery Alford shows that a little
time can make a world of difference.

Taking a well deserved rest after "Fillem' up" says the hungry-look-
giving blood, Sheran Nickens shows ing bloodmobile as it parks at P.K.
a smile of relief.

Contributions /143

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irresistible (iroiosiz'toobal):
Impossible to successful-
ly resist or oppose; lov-
able; romantically ap-
pealing; tempting.

Mini Mag/145

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F or 58V2 hours, Jessica though Jessica suffered no
McClure became the internal injuries, she lost 12V2
nation's concern. The 18- pounds and showed signs of
month-old girl fell down an severe dehydration. Her right
abandoned well while play- foot was the major concern
ing with some friends in her because it had been pinned
aunt's backyard. Due to against her head and had not
complications caused by the received enough blood or
solid bedrock, drilling a hole oxygen, a condition which
adjacent to the well lasted could lead to gangrene.
longer than rescuers expect- After operating on her
ed. After 3 days and 2 nights, foot and performing minor
little Jessica was retrieved plastic surgery on her fore-
from the well. head, doctors were optimis-
While Jessica was wedged tic, and commented, "She's a
in a space only 12 inches real spunky little girl."
wide, doctors worried about -Krista Hair
dehydration and hunger. Al-

On Black Monday, the stock market
dropped 508 points, sending traders
and investors into a tail spin.

Toddler Jesica McClure comforted
herself by singing "Twinkle Little
Star" until rescue workers freed her
from an abandoned well.

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SH history repeats it-
L selff" Is this true?
During the early 1930's, the
world experienced an eco-
nomic disaster known as the
"Great Depression". After
the stock market crashed on
"Black Tuesday", October
29, 1929, hunger, unemploy-
ment, and poverty prevailed
in the United States. Though
the world successfully recov-
ered, it didn't forget.
Fifty-eight years later,
mysteriously enough in Oc-
tober also, Wall Street went
crazy when the stock market
dropped 508 points. Nearly

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one trillion dollars of all the
money in the world disap-
peared. Because of the seri-
ousness of this "crash", Oc-
tober 19, 1987 became
known as "Black Monday".
As economists wondered
if the world would see a sec- *
ond "Depression", millions *
of people were scared into
selling the most stock they
could. To those who still had
the "Great Depression" fresh
in their minds, it seemed like
the end of the world, but
P.K. students were not great-
ly affected.
-Esther Vergara


When Soviet leader Mi-
kail Gorbachev made
his first visit to the United
States in November, T-shirts
on sale in the capitol dis-
played his picture above the
words "Gorbachev/Glas-
nost Tour 1987."
At first, it seemed that the
U.S. "Star Wars" space de-
fense capability would stand
in the way of a disarmament
treaty. Sophomore Justin Ti-
tus noted, "The U.S. could

aid the treaty and drop the
Star Wars defense program
and a limited number of war
heads, but neither side really
trusts the other."
Indeed, the treaty's verifia-
bility proved to be the
thorniest issue of the talks.
Finally the two leaders
agreed on a plan for on-sight
verification, and the Interme-
diate Nuclear Forces (INF)
treaty was signed.
-Mark Steen


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Babbitt, Gephardt, Jack-
son, Simon, Kemp,
Gore, Bush, Hart, Dole, and
Haig. Do these names sound
familiar? No? well maybe
some of them? That's right.
Now you remember ... Hart
was the guy with Donna Rice
and the hideaway Island.
Bush ... No, that's not a
type of beer. You remember,
THE WIMP. Oh, yeah. Dole
is the mud-slinger, and Si-
mon wears a bow tie.
No, the bean burrito you

Ten years from now the
name Ollie North
might not ring a bell, but in
1987 it was a household
name. When the sale of arms
to Iran to covertly fund the
Contras in Nicaragua first
came to light, Oliver North
took the 5th Amendment
and refused to talk. After be-
ing granted immunity, Ollie
revealed that he had shred-
ded important evidence
while investigators were right
outside his office talking to
Fawn Hall, his secretary who
aided him with the shredd-

ing. To critics and many
Americans, the scandal led
all the way through the Rea-
gan Administration directly
to the President himself. By
1988, all three of the top Iran-
Gate people had resigned:
Admiral Poindexter, Col.
Oliver North, and Gen.
McFarlane. Maybe the next
time you hear Ollie's name it
will be when he comes up for
parole, as criminal charges
are pending against all three

-Chris Lins and husband Jim face the camera
after leaving their ministry at P.T.L.

had for dinner last night is
not coming back to haunt
you. This is actually the list
of potential presidents. If the
word SCARY comes to
mind, you're not alone, for it
has become the one word
most often used to describe
the candidates.
We all knew it; eventually
the pool of presidential can-
didates would dry up.
There's still hope. Where are
you, Mario Cuomo?
-Traci Welch.

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1987 was a bad year for
indiscreet sex. At least as
far as certain presidential
candidates and television
evangelists were concerned.
Gary Hart: Popular candi-
date for the democratic
nomination. His campaign
seemed to be going well until
some over-eager Miami Her-
ald reporters discovered a
yacht appropriately named
"Monkey Business" with a
mostly out-of-work model
named Donna Rice on it. He
dropped out of the race only
to re-enter on the sympathy

Jim Bakker: Apparently
didn't find enough pleasure
in his million-dollar ministry
at PTL. He allegedly raped
church secretary Jessica
Hahn. Charges of everything
from homosexuality to fi-
nancial mismanagement fol-
Both men, of course, were
married. Through their infi-
delities, these two prominent
Americans showed the rest
of the world the stuff that
nightmares are made of.
-Teri Birge

Scandal-plagued Gary Hart re-en-
Making friends in Iowa, democratic ters the race for the democratic
candidate Dick Gephardt takes his nomination. Hart hoped to beat the
populist pitch to the farmers. "character issue" and bring his "new
ideas" to the peole.

World News /149 .

DidReagan know that Oliver North
was selling arms to Iran and sending
the money to the Contras? 68% of
P.K. students say he did, while only
32% felt he did not.
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Imagine using a waffle
iron on your hair or wear-
ing a skirt that resembles a
bubble. Well, in 1987, any-
thing went, from hair to
The hottest fad to hit the
hair market was an instru-
ment called the krimper. It
resembled a waffle iron and
could kink a head of hair in
three minutes flat. Mini-
skirts were the rage once
again; leather ones, denim
ones, ruffled or fluffed could
be seen on a variety of wom-

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en. "Acid washed" was the
key to any jeans conversa-
tion, as faded denim once
again became the in thing.
And the return of tie-dye
made some old hippies do a
double take.
The days of rigid fashion
slowly faded away as most
people chose what was com-
fortable. Oh, there will al-
ways be a certain torturous
look that is "in fashion," but
in the 80's, everything except
bell bottoms was acceptable.
-Traci Welch


A return to the sixties? Mini skirts
and Fergie bows appeared in every
fashionable closet.

OPRAH! That was a
watchword of the 80's.
1987 was the year of Oprah
Winfrey mania and talk
shows in general.
For many years, the only
talk show to survive the
grueling ratings war was the
Phil Donahue Show. At one
point he was the undisputed
King of Gab, but suddenly,
Oprah became the Queen.
Her uncanny ability to relate
to people made her the most
watched and adored talk
show host.

The krimped look. Old-fashioned
moms wondered how their daugh-
ters could actually pay someone to
do that to their hair.

150/Fads and Fashions

Not only did Oprah break
all the racial and sexual bar-
riers of daytime T.V., but she
initiated a revival of gab
shows. Now not only does
Donahue want his title back,
but Geraldo Rivera and Sally
Jesse Raphael would like a
slice of Oprah's pie, too.
Unfortunately for them,
Oprah mania has only esca-
lated, and the demand for her
special appearances has yet
to cease.
-Traci Welch

Fads and Fashions/151

Among P.K. students who would
wear colored contacts, blue was the
most popular color, followed by
green and brown.

Serpent-footed Elizabeth Pactor
sports a new look.

Tiredof the same old look? Colored
contacts make your brown eyes

H as anyone ever told
you that you have
beautiful eyes? If they
haven't, there is no need to
worry. Technology has come
to your rescue. That's right,
colored contacts. Anyone
can now have any colored
eyes they want; any tint, any
shade, and not at a huge ex-
pense. How would you like it
if a cute guy or a good look-
ing babe came out of no
where and said, "You know,
you have the most beautiful
eyes!" and you could happily

say, "Thanks. I bought them
at Greshams."
The majority of girls when
asked if they would wear col-
ored contacts said yes. Most
of the guys surveyed ap-
proved of girls wearing them,
but were strongly opposed to
wearing them themselves.
Who knows, maybe in the
not-so-near future people
may color coordinate their
eye color with their clothes.
Let's hope plaid doesn't
come back into style.
-John Nobles

H igh school journalists
all across America
faced a new challenge in the
classroom: the treat of cen-
sorship. In a recent ruling re-
garding the censorship of a
high school newspaper in
Hazelwood, Missouri, the
court voted 5-3 in favor of
the school administrators.
The court stated that rea-
sonable censorship is within
the rights of high school and
college administrators so
that they can maintain the
proper academic atmo-
sphere. Now, high school

The year 1987-1988
could go down in his-
tory as the year for block-
buster movies. It was the year
where old stars shone bright-
ly and new ones began to
twinkle across the Holly-
wood lots. Docudramas and
comedies were the rage as
"The Last Emperor" and
"Broadcast News" received
top honors.
The surprise sleeper of the
year was a film appropriately
titled "Dirty Dancing." The

newspapers and yearbooks
may not be able to address
controversial issues such as
drug abuse, abortion, and
suicide. By limiting the pow-
er of the student press, the
intentions of the high court
may have been more detri-
mental than helpful, for the
issues teens need to hear
about may never be pub-
lished. When the court limit-
ed the constitutional rights
of high school students, it
limited the creativity of
young minds.
-Traci Welch

film made Patrick Swayze an
overnight heartthrob. 1988
also featured a heated race to
the Oscars as top stars such
as Cher and Meryl Steep
shared top billing with Holly
Hunter and Glenn Close.
Overall, it was a year for
late-blooming movies, caus-
ing havoc at Christmas time
as millions of spectators
stood in line to see the best
movies of the year.
-Traci Welch

For P.K. students, Broadcast News
proved to be one of the more popu-
lar movies. Dirty Dancing and
Moonstruck followed close behind.

Micheal Douglas and Charlie Sheen
enthralled audiences with their per-
formances as Gekko and Fox in
Wall Street.

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The lottery: plague, or
panacea? When the
Florida lottery was intro-
duced in January, people
lined up at the Eckerd's and
7-11's across Gainesville.
Some people spent a little
pocket money on lottery
tickets and won first off. But
would these people become
addicted to the lottery and,
when they stopped winning,
continue to purchase more
tickets? Betty Stanley pre-
dicted, "The lottery's going
to eventually make our poor

Other people decided that
the lottery was not all bad.
"It's okay as long as the mon-
ey actually goes to education
or other worthwhile pro-
jects," commented Erik
Good or bad, the lottery
encouraged some P.K. stu-
dents to dream wild, vast
dreams. If Einmo won, he
said, "I would buy a small
yacht, a vacation house in
Malibu, a car, a new ward-
robe, invest the rest and have
a really massive party."
-Kris Addison


HowTo Play

Simply scratch off the play area on your ticket.
If three matching prize amounts appear, you
win the amount shown.
You could win a free ticket, $2, $5, $25, $50,
$5 000, or entry into the Millionaire Grand Prize
The Million Dollar Grand Prizes.
If you uncover three "Entry" symbols on your
ticket, you qualify for one of the two preliminary
Grand Prize Drawings to be held during the course
of the game.
To become eligible for the drawing, just fill in
the information on the back of the qualifying ticket
and mail it to:
Florida Lottery
Capitol Complex
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4000
Envelopes are available at all Lottery retailer
If you use one of your own envelopes, it should
be no larger than 91/2"x41/2".
Seven (7) valid tickets will be randomly
selected in each of the preliminary drawings to be

What would Robert Bork have said Florida's Millionare Lottery got off
about the Supreme Court's student to a strong start with an aggressive
press ruling? The Senate Judiciary advertising campaign.
Committee denied his bid for a seat
on the court.
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"I'll be there in twenty minutes," Al-
len Brown explains to a friend.

Robby Brunson's great idea just
doesn't appeal to Tamara Brown.

The Dating Game

S o, it's Friday afternoon
and the parking lot be-
gins to empty. Everyone but
you rushes to their cars and
heads out for the weekend.
You slowly sigh because you
have no plans, no date,
no money ... no life. You
drudge home wondering
what's on Miami Vice to-
night. But wait ... this must
be the life of a Buchholz stu-
dent; this can't be a P.K.
Younge student ...
P.K. students never stay
home with the folks on a Fri-
day night. Most parents
don't even see their children
until dinner Sunday night; by
that time, the kids just want
to sleep. Most Friday nights
consist of going to watch
P.K. "come close" to win-
ning a game and then head-
ing out on the town.
Friday nights are definite-

ly not boring, but most P.K.
students like Saturdays more;
their curfews are later and
they aren't as tired.
Most Saturdays start out
with a movie and possibly
dinner, depending on how
cheap your date is. A quick
stop at Larry's, or Pop-a-Top
sometimes follows if you're
with a group, but if you're
with a date the lingering si-
lence is shattered with those
dreaded words, "O.K., where
to?" P.K. students frequent a
variety of spots around
Gainesville: Lake Alice, 300
Club, P.K. playground, or
the duck pond behind North
Florida Regional. "It doesn't
matter where we go, if I'm
with my friends," Heather
Hall said.

Even though law enforcement officials
cracked down on under-age drinking,
Larry's remained a popular watering

The favorite weekend ac-
tivity is party hopping. Frat
parties, G.H.S. parties, or any
party that can be found, invi-
tation or not, is always a
good place to find P.K stu-
dents. If Mrs. Parker can
have anything to do with it,
no one at P.K. will ever have
a party ... So keep it quiet.
But parties aren't the only
weekend activities for P.K.
students. There are always
bowling, putt-putt, or Gator
Bumpers. In fact, it's possible
for a P.K. student to be at
home, in bed, by twelve
o'clock. It's up to you to find
-Christopher Lins

4. .*

Life can be pretty rough,
and it can be even worse if
you have to go through it
alone. That is why, at some
point in our lives, we play the
dating game. The problem is
that one can make only one
first impression, and one
opening line always decides
the fate of the date. Below
are some of the more famous
and not-so-famous pick-up

You wanna come back to
my apartment and look at my
etchings. -Dave Neely
I'm an Aquarius born un-
der a bad moon. -Benjamin
I only have two weeks to
live and I was wondering if
you would . -Allen
You ever watch the Flint-
stones? -John Nobles
Hey, didn't I used to date
your mother? -Mr. Peter
I have to use the bath-

Putt putt golf: Good, clean, family en-
tertainment-a place some P.K. students
have never seen.

room, how about you? -Joe
Some of the worst lines
girls have ever heard:
You look like someone I
know. -Janet Bishop
What's your major?
-Mrs. Vicki Clifford
You have such beautiful
eyes. -Heather Hall
Do you come with din-
ner? -Trista Johnston

Making Last-minute weekend
plans, RJ. Neuhaus, Molly Halton,
Karen Peebles, and Robin Weinrich
head for the parking lot.

V 156/Dating Game

Dating Game/157 ..

First Impressions

"When I grow up, I'm gonna be a teacher



When I grow up, I'm
gonna be a teacher, just like
Mrs. Figglesworth." Many
children dream of becoming
like their idols, and at young
ages, many kids' idols were
teachers. As school pro-
gressed, they discovered that
some teachers were not as
nice as Mrs. Figglesworth,
and some students were not
that nice to their teachers.
But for those students who
held on to their dreams of
becoming teachers, P.K. of-
fered a club that gave them
insight into the teaching pro-
fession: Future Educators of
America (FEA). The FEA
club was formed last year
when secondary principal
Mrs. Chris Morris took an in-
terested group of students to
the annual FEA convention.
The organization's accom-

plishments so impressed the
students that they started
their own branch of the club.
Next year, P.K.'s Future
Educators plan to host the
convention. They feel that
since P.K. is a K-12 school, it
has more resources to offer.
The FEA has four mem-
bers: Shelley Amos, Laura
Leonard, Kirstin Popper, and
Mike Spurlock. Spurlock
claims he joined the FEA be-
cause "It's a wonderful op-
portunity to get to share with
teachers and gain insight into
a meaningful profession."
Leonard says she joined "to
learn more about teaching
and hopefully meet people
whose interests are similar to
The FEA brought apple

doughnuts to the teachers on
the first day of school, dis-
tributed apples on Teacher
Appreciation Day, and made
new teachers feel welcome.
The club can also be credited
with initiating the athlete tu-
toring program. Teachers
were invited to FEA meet-
ings so the members could
get an inside look at P.K.'s
teaching program. Next year,
the FEA plans to increase its
size and sponsor more activi-
ties for students and teachers
-Jennifer Coats and Kirstin

--. .

F.E.A. Club: Sudha Rose, Cornelia
Mallory, Michael Spurlock, Kirstin
Popper, Chris Morris, and Shelley
Meditating by the auditorium, Noah
John Dittmar, Jeremy Sheets, and
Lily Wolf enjoy the February sun-

Intrepid fundrisers: Michael Spur- More UnClub members: Jon Birch,
lock, Cornelia Mallory, and Sudna Chris Morris, Lance Posey, Chris
Bose sold doughnuts for three Lins, Elizabeth Pactor, and Ezra
months to finance their trip to the Freeman. In tree: Jeremy Sheets and
FEA convention. Chris Prugh.


The UnClub. A non-orga-
nization made up of non-
members for no purpose. Ac-
tually, the UnClub was a
group of students who met
on Thursday during lunch
to discuss, among other
things, existentialism in lit-
erature, (EX IS TEN *
TIAL ISM: philosophical
theory that stresses individ-
uality and human exper-
In simple terms, the Un-
Club discussed things that
concern teenagers every-
where: conformity vs. non-
conformity, alienation, mod-
ern society's values,. . drugs
... A lot of the same things
teens talk about in their spare
The UnClub was not an
official club. It was a volun-
tary group of students from
no particular grade or walk
of life. There were no dues,
no fundraisers, no officers
... Nothing that is a part of
an ordinary club. For one
thing, the activities were not
those of a standard school-
sponsored club. One of the

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first activities planned, for
example, was an afternoon of
transcendental meditation.
Another quite common ac-
tivity was the UnClub discus-
sion in the round. "We want-
ed a way to discuss things we
couldn't discuss in our other
classes," said junior Jeremy
Sheets. "In most of my other
classes, the kids don't even
know what's going on, so
this is pretty much the only
place we get to talk about
this sort of thing."
-Elizabeth Pactor

In official capacity: Creator of the
UnClub, Chris Morris, discusses rel-
evant issues with guest meditator
Wess Corbett. Behind her, junior
Bevan Doyle eavesdrops. "

- 158

Blissfully unaware of the miserable
ride that awaits them, students man-
age to keep their spirits high.

P.K. Yonge says . .

Bon Voyage

Last minute prom prepara-
tions were made earlier than
usual. Dresses were cleaned
and pressed the Friday before
and tuxes fitted and paid for.
Even the corsages were
picked up by noon on Satur-
day. The 1987 Junior/Senior
Prom got off to quite an ear-
ly start as couples rushed to
meet the 5:00 p.m. bus depar-
ture time.
Although girls and their
dates willingly boarded their
respective buses, the royal
coaches turned into swelter-
ing pumpkins, before it was
even six o'clock! Senior
Christy Francis remembered,

Clustering around Mrs. Clifford,
Dana Griffen and Cullen Corbett
await their bus assignments.

"The bus ride was ridiculous.
I didn't pay $150 for a prom
dress to sit in a bus and get it
all wrinkled."
Eventually, the boat was
in sight. The tri-level boat
with open decks looked tan-
talizing as impatient party-
goers emptied the buses,
ready to make some waves.
The purser greeted each
couple and guided them up
the gang plank to the buffet
of finger food.
While people picked at
the food and explored, the
ship disembarked. Gradual-
ly, the latest tunes lured cou-
ples to the dance floor and
the partiers let loose. Janet
Bishop recalled her Moonlit
Journey: "I had the best time
dancing. The DJ was great

Preparing for a night to remember
Travis Loseke, Stacey Blankenship,
Allen Brown and Gretchen West
pose for the family photo album.

and played the best selection
of music."
For those couples who en-
joyed a more subtle atmo-
sphere, the deck presented
the perfect romantic setting.
The stars were out and the
wind was just chilly enough
to allow a "legal" snuggle be-
tween couples.
At one o'clock the magic
night came to an end, and
looks of satisfaction turned
into faces of disappointment
as the buses loomed in the
darkness. High spirits quick-
ly became a thing of the past.
However, couples, entwined
in sleep, happily dreamt of
their experiences during that
long ride home.-Christine
Thomas and Christi Francis


What was your most memorable experience of

the prom?

The bus ride was as memora-
ble as it got.
E.J. Delaino
Oh, Definitely the exciting
bus ride . not.
Chris Talbird
Watching ... no, feeling
Daisy Manning dancing to
Nikki Brockington
The view from the deck of
the ship.
Janet Bishop
The bus, unfortunately!
Heather Hall
Hunched over a dinner plate
with Chris Moon, eating
chicken legs, wieners and
John Nobles

Applying the finishing touches,Jen-
nifer Coats prepares for her Moonlit

I liked the fact that the dance
floor was a bit small; people
could be themselves without
feeling self-conscious.
Kelly Fey

Due to the lack of silver ware, Betty
Stanley makes the most of finger


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