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Finding time to attend an-
other P.K. Yonge function,
Principal Chris Morris and
Director Jack Jenkins root for
the Blue Wave football team.
You can almost always find
one of them at a P.K. activity.
Minor injuries are a part of
sports, demonstrated by sen-
ior Jeff King as he finds him-
self with a cut on his chin. For
the first time ever, the Blue
Wave football team played at
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En their way to-
Yonge students en-
riched themselves in a
variety of activities that
benefitted both school
work, teen boards, and
team sports, students
gained invaluable ex-
periences applicable to
collegiate and profes-
sional life. "Such activi-
ties as these give people
confidence and a
broader experience of
life," commented Senior
Class Sponsor Nancy
The Annual Hallow-
een Carnival and the
Spring Arts Festival are
only a sample of the
events hosted by P.K. in
order to bring "yonge"
and old together in a
fun, family-oriented at-
After winding down
from the University of
students almost imme-
diately geared up again
B ,l for P.K.'s own Spirit
o Week and Homecom-
ing. "Everyone looks
forward to the tradition
of dressing up during
Spirit Week, because it
gives them a chance to
get wild during Home-
Drum Major Vera Da-
is stimulated through
ree games, city-wide in-
vitationals, and special
events like the Blue
Wave Run. "I think it's
really good that P.K.
sponsors things like the
Blue Wave Run. Things
like that involve the en-
tire community, not just
P.K. people." remarked
sophomore Lisa McCall.
Due to the unique na-
ture of P.K. Yonge and
its surrounding commu-
nity, students are al-
lowed an unusual en-
on life. Birge/Bliss
Cassette tapes and head-
phones give freshmen Ther-
one Latson, Norman Webb,
3nd junior Sesame Raphael an
'-pportunity to "check out"
new tunes in the Meade Li-
Irary. The library was a favor-
ir.e hang-out for students.
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During the highly popular
Halloween Carnival, two stu-
dents help raise money while
shadow dancing in the midst
of a sea of fish. The money
raised helped many organiza-
Made up to appear complete-
ly demolarlized, "Time Out
Victim" Christa Dawes joins
the festivities during the sen-
ior Halloween lunch in Mrs.
Deans room. The seniors got
to enjoy many "fun" activities
through out the year.
Cheering on the varsity football
team, middle schoolers show their
S enthusiasm for the Blue Wave.
Parents, alumni, and students
_ ., filled the stands at the first game
of the year.
Physics is my favorite class it explains why the world is the
way it is." Senior Zeba Soloman "I think P.K. academics are so unique
because of the caliber of the teachers and the special relationship that the
students and teachers share." Principal Chris Morris "Other schools'
coaches-as-teachers are just as qualified, but seem to try alot less than at P.K."
Junior Darrell Ellis a "My favorite class? Algebra! We have a lot of fun, but
we learn a lot, too." Freshman Genna Boyd 0 "Here at P.K., sports and academ-
ics go hand in hand because the teachers really care about their students, and
their student athletes." Senior Willie Jackson "Coming from the I.B.
program, it's a lot different, but the general atmosphere is much more relaxed
and much more conducive to learning." Senior Kim Peters
American Hjstorv Studentz. lidtEn attE-ntrieli az instructor -
Thor Anderron ouiinE5 their research project. BIotn: hbrs
Prugh tskEs brEsk firing rTeearch ;n Meade Librar,,.
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A N I N D I V I D U A L//c/
APPROACH -ei -re
Working diligently, sophomore Jacqui Will puts
the finishing touches on her pottery project. Pot-
tery projects this year ranged from handmade
bowls to original sculptures.
his own hand, ju-
his hand draw-
ing in Wendell
ing and Painting
class. The hand
drawing is one of
the first assign-
ments to teach
shades of light or
c L A
Everyone wants the free-
"At least in art, dom to do their own thing in
be ing creative their own way. At P.K. Yonge,
,, there is a place where you can.
isl't a crime."
P .K. Yonge's Art Department
makes a special effort to fos-
ter creativity and originality.
"I work individually with
students and encourage them
not to compare themselves
n it h t her-." Brenda Springfield, who taught K-8, makes
a pec ial et tort in her classes. Wendell Abbott, who teach-
es high s.ch:ul level art classes had a similar theory.
"I give students with experience or developed skills a
lot ot freedom. I give them the assignment and let them
do it on their own."
The treedom to do things in their own way is not lost on
.-tudent- at P.K. Yonge. "It's not like my other classes. I
-et to do m'. own assignment pretty much how I want to.
At least in art, being creative isn't a crime." Junior Chris
Parks sentiments are supported by the art department.
"Doing things differently is an asset." said Valerie
Pothier. who taught high school art.
Though freedom, maturity, and creativity are impor-
tant in art, who you are is not. Wendell Abbott, when
a ked what types of people took art, replied, "All types."
- Elizabeth Pactor
Acting out their part in the production "Cabaret,"
Troy Criss and Heather Hall tell that "Money
Mklpe the Wnrld G." Arnund "Be. Bye Birdie"
Reading along with the class, Latrice Strappy,
Marlaine Browning, LaTasha Young, and Camille
Williams rehearse for "A Cause for Mrs. Claus,"
the only production the middle school put on this
from St. Augus-
I. tine everyday
does not slow
as he is on the go
from his office in
This is the
fourth year Mr.
taught theater at
T selling :, r..r -: in Sr i ha: it h ..l
holding their stomachs from laughter. Improvi-
sations were just a minor part of theater class
Walking onto the P.K.
"Because we, Yonge campus, you might
couldn't use the find theater students holding
couldn't use the
class in places other than in
auditorium, the the auditorium. The reason
class wa; hectic and for this is because the audito-
unorganized." rium underwent some major
Bob Wentzlaff surgery and got a new lighting
and electrical system.
"Cabaret" was produced by
the students with the help of Mr. Robert Wentzlaff, the
drama teacher, and Ms. June Stegall, the chorus teacher.
"The class gives you a chance to learn about theater, how
to sing and dance, and to cooperate with others," stated
senior Todd Sullivan. And to top off the year, the musical
"Bye, Bye Birdie" was put on.
Last year a lot of seniors graduated from the class and
left the door open for inexperienced performers, who en-
joyed the class for the first time. "The thing I liked about
the class was the excitement of acting, singing, dancing,
and the students." stated senior Derrick Dickerson.
While some students returned to school from Christ-
mas vacation, ten students extended their vacation by
going to Chicago Illinois with Mr. Wentzlaff. They went
to a Theater Festival to learn about the technical aspects
of theater and viewed many professional plays.
The middle school was the only group to have a chorus
this year. They also did a production, "A Cause for Mrs.
Claus." Rhonda Johnson
Though oi:.l, .j
', ,k h ,:,n H ,ll,.v.
e rn. l'th gradle
Engi;,ih tr a,.h-r
.11.1 ad'.,...r M rs.
Nan,... Dcjir .v. II
I'.e ,.up h-r per-
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help rud en r-
lIrke ..I.ci.k F.j le
"There seems to be a
more academic atmo-
sphere than there was
when I was here two
years ago." said Mrs.
this summer to P.IK.
'onge. The students, fac-
ulty, and administration
came back %ith a new atti-
tude and it wasn't more no-
ticeable than in the Eng-
Classes were tilled with
-tudent.s especially in the
9th and 10th grade., who wanted to be challenged. The
students were eager to learn and more homework than
ever was turned in. Mr. Josh Hellstrom, w ho taught at
Santa Fe last year, said i there was, "'Perhaps not enough
emphasis on English mechanics, although I've been very
impressed with my students' reativity."
Mrs. Vicki Clifford, head of the English Department.
attributed the students' thirst for knowledge to increased
awareness (of what it takes to get into college. Mrs. Clit-
ford. Mrs. Betsy Creveling. and Mrs. Kathleen New. con-
centrated on the traditional classics because they felt
students would benefit from the literature that they
might otherwise never read.
One ot live finalists for Florida'- Teacher of the Year
award last year, Mrs. Nancy Dean said that this year's
students were more practical and less idealist. Chris-
' ; ".
Working against the clock, Latasha Brinson
v, rite t'ri. %_lously to complete her test on time
. hlde Kee -ha Johnson pauses a moment to reflect
S:.Ii hat -h has written. Freshman read such nov-
Ie : .,i T.: K Il A Mockingbird, Ordinary People, and
Liiht in the Forest.
Engli h i. M rI HIl-tr..m '.- i :la- i- n...t :.ri.e, -lui:..
h r'.nal ,lui als., elilertjiinrg deirm.:.ti.-trairei d bt,
Sar-jh e .er .air.' th1 e d '. i t r.:- Brrr, e a.B r i- .:.ur
a -,:. tr.-.m -R"F..ni .. rand .lulhii
Ne r ou sness mixed with excitement is not just a
part ..I high school presentations, but is also evi-
.1-r-nr n r t.h graders Leah McTigue and Scott
i'r.: -i Tc- achers felt oral or group work helped
d- I.:-p peaking skills and stimulate creativity.
As Spanish teacher Pat Savinsky goes over a
With the help of Sara Zoebish of the Folklore Bal- grammar activity, freshman Keesha Johnson fol-
let of Mexico City, sophomore Spanish student lows along. Students often found grammar activi-
Jenine Hamilton learns an Aztec Dance. Culture ties difficult because of the verbal conjugation in-
activities played a big role in the learning process. volved.
While Frenth tea' htr Jv.1 Strop quizzes stu
dtr-r. .I-A"'u[ d J.I.'gup.- Fre'iih HIl *.r ni.dt,
ti.. Atre purtmoit to t-udd iII..tz' -.rbai
"We tried to create ac-
tivities that would be
fun and interesting."
- Ms. Pat Savinsky
The class listened close-
ly for the next word,
"Malo," Ms. Savinsky
whispered softly. There
was no response.
All of a sudden from the
back of the room "bingo,"
exclaimed junior Spanish
student Karyn King as she
realized she had won.
Bingo, along with "Simon Says" and commercials, was
just one of the activities used throughout the year to help
motivate students to learn French and Spanish. "We
tried to create activities that would be fun and interest-
ing so that the students would want to learn," explained
new French and Spanish teacher, Ms. Pat Savinsky.
Throughout the year students learned about the
French and Hispanic cultures by celebrating cultural
holidays, Native speakers were also invited during var-
ious times: of the year to help teach students about the
cultures. "Native -peakers educated the students about
countries and I liked the students to hear someone else
-peak." explained Spanish teacher Mrs. Rosa Rabel.
The Foreign Language program was also extended to
the middle school level. Spanish was offered to students
as an elective course, and those who earned a passing
grade in the one year course received one elective credit
for high school. Krista Hair
One of the many
of the opportu-
nity to take
Spanish, an elec-
tive, sixth grader
Skye White just
arrives to class.
that the earlier
learning a for-
the easier it is for
Under the care-
ful teaching of
there is more
than one way to
Yonge. Over the
course of the
year, the Rus-
sian I class
learned the al-
phabet, basic vo-
"I think Japanese
class is neat ... It
gives you a chance
to learn a language
that's not normally
During second period Russian class, Auguste
Zettler quizzes Mark Stein on his knowledge of the
.. : .
This year P.K. instituted
two ne\% additi..ns to: the for-
eign language program. Japa-
nese and Russian. These lan-
guages are oftered at no other
high school in the county and
the neow program provides a
wonderful opportunity fur
The program \as first con-
ceived by Mrs. Chris Morris. She felt that "speaking a
second language is extremely important." and wantedd
something exotic that would encourage travel."
The Japanese class was taught by Nl-. OChima w h.i wias
born in Japan and lived there through college. Her goal
was to make the class equivalent to a tirst -ear Japanese
class at U.F. The class participated in international
events and watched Japanese films. MNI. Oshima believes
it is "a great idea for young people to learn a second
language the earlier the better!"
The new Russian class was taught b\ Mr. Ed Niktl.sky
who spent four months in Moscow last year. Mr. Mi-
kofsky stated that the goal of the clas-s wa- "The same as
any other basic language class; ke're trying to give the
kids an introduction to the language." After taking his
class, and learning the Russian alphabet, vocabulary. and
about Russian culture, the students should be able to
survive in Moscow. Kirstin Popper
t. : ,
Demonstrating tin:, pr-nnadn-p. Irt--hnpjn
NiJ. B.- rJI0''u:-n0 .- 'n, i ,-.oii ijnw .re 1-r k~ i n
After being called on by Japanese teacher Ms.
Oshima, senior Zeba Solomon attempts to find the
answer in his text. Well qualified for the job, Ms.
Oshima, born in Japan, where she studied English,
was able to easily communicate with the students
in both English and Japanese.
Getting together after school to study for a test,
Zeba Solomon, Hillary Broward, and Traci Birge
brush up on their Japanese. Japanese was a new
course offered by the foreign language department
this year at P.K. Yonge.
16/Japanese and Russian
Japanese and Russian/17
Joe Orser at-
tended a six-
week seminar on
"It gives me a
chance to actually
'do' the work rather
than study it." -
Krista Hair refer-
ring to her work at
Shands with autis-
What is independent
study? According to Ms. Deb-
bie Harris, director of Arete,
it is independent study for
students who are able to learn
in a self-directed manner it is
critical to include in the
school program. Ms. Harris
said that "an independent
study student has to be an ad-
vanced placement student -
self motivated and directed." The advantage of indepen-
dent study is it gives bright students a chance to expand
their learning in specialized areas. "It gives you a chance
to learn the way you want to in your own learning style,"
said Joe Orser, a senior doing independent study during
the first quarter using the Macintosh computer for the
Mrs. Gail Ulmer explains special middle school lan-
guage arts class is designed to make students responsible
for their own learning. She uses reading, writing, and a
heavy dose of literature to help students develop commu-
Beginning the second semester, gifted 6th graders be-
gan "Future Studies." a class designed to help students
understand the pac-t so that they can control the future.
And finally, gifted studies 9- 1.i jlst intro'duci :d thi, :i~ :(or
is designed to help students understand the process of
learning. The class is designed to foster creative self-
expression, problem solving. and making self-evaluation.
18/ndependent Stid- Sean Becht
Though homework check sheets were due every
Monday in algebra, students often forgot about
them over the weekend. Freshman Ann Burk tries
to explain to Coach Silvers why she did not have
hers that day.
After copying the problems out of the book, mid-
dle schooler Wes Hetrick tries to figure out his
assignment in Ms. Kings math class. Most middle
schoolers agreed that math was hard but "Ms. King
made it fun."
ing over his
work in Ms.
class, 7th grad-
er Scott Dun-
can runs into a
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A m id Eq'.i.ati.:.'. and: .:...nipi, iti ii. '-th. ,rader
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numor le-r 16 .:.n t,. Fthe board i.._'..i: h ._i, er., h,:,
taught algebra, informal geometry, and pre-al-
gebra, often spent the beginning of class going
over the previous night's homework.
Most highschoolers view the
subject as boring and useless,
"Kids will learn but at P.K. Yonge those ideas
are beginning to change.
anything they en- With some of the innovative
joy" Ms. Cathy techniques used by the teachers
Young at P.K. Yonge, students are not
only understanding mathemat-
ics, but actually beginning to en-
Mrs. Gloria Weber, who teaches high school geometry
and trigonometry, uses her overhead and three dimen-
sional objects to help her students understand the funda-
mentals of math and believes, "Geometry has be be visual
to be comprehendable."
This year, Ms. Cathy Young taught a new class called
Consumers Producers. In this class Middle School stu-
dents learned about finances, filled out income tax re-
ports, and had mock weddings and children.
Mr. Roy Silvers, who taught algebra, pre-algebra and
informal geometry to high school students, tries to run
his classes so everyone, even people who do not normally
do \\ell in math, will enjoy and understand the class.
As head of the math department, Mr. Peter McCall is
doing his best to help students go beyond basic math and
into things like calculus. Mr. McCall has a "math guar-
a ntee"; he, or any P.K. math teacher will tutor anyone for
one year after graduation. Traci Birge
Class photo: 1st row (top row): Greg Ramachan-
dra, Laura Zuckerberg, Terri Birge, Matt Reimer,
Kim Robertson. 2nd Row: Chris Lins, Jeff King,
Amanda Bliss, Heather Hall, Jane Harris, Kim
Blackburn. 3rd Row: Lunetta Willams, Leslee Von
Readying copy for the paper, Leslee Von Gunten Gunten, Gretchen West, Joe Orser, Tina Gelatt,
reviews her master list of stories and makes sure Sara Baden. 4th Row: Boris Yaw, Donald Russel,
every story is in. Copy for the Wavelength is sent to Karen King, Kirstin Popper, Michelle Brooten,
the Gainesville Sun to be printed. Anne Winefordner.
Making a last
Jeff King and
Joe Orser revise
stories for the
;; next edition of
Sby the staff
members to in-
form and enter-
"I thought the first
newspaper was fan-
tastic, it was in-
al for a high school
"expert" 'tatt mir-mber
A- deadline Rppr.. ,.h.-: h: -_ Hm ..har,,1lr.
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*l-^.l i1 .,iJJh.0,- er' c, tIhr,.: ..*.,-:.
.As In everv year, the news-
paper -laff makes regular
changes in the class. The
changing in editors occurred,
establishing Leslee Von Gun-
ten ai edit.rr. a task not light-
ia taken. wanting g a more pro-
tesrIicnal li:,k for the paper,
\\Waelength made major im-
provemeLnts with the help of
*i:,e Or-er. a three year veteran,
who attended a National High Schoo::l Journalism Insti-
tute at N,.rthv' t-tern Univer'it\ iccated outside Chicago.
Joe also went ti. .lacksur\ ille to a vworkshop on desk-top
p .tbhihing t..r tht~ acinto sh computer. With Joe's help,
several hange-, were made in the \avelength; two color
phot.t '- w it h an ioptlion t:r r nire. fl,i.ir more pages were also
added l.o make the newspaper 16 pages long, and there
was also a 20 page Senior Edition. The biggest change in
the \\aelerngth was- the increase in, the number of staff
membter-. With these changes. the Wavelength staff
hI.'pes to create a prole-sional image lor the newspaper.
\ it h all t he new changes, the Wavelength hoped to put
toget her an award-winning newspaper. At state competi-
tio n la-t \ear, Wavelength came in second in the Colum-
bia Sc holistic Press Association judging. Advisor Vicki
Clifford leels that if the newspaper can be organized and
disciplined. that they can do well at state.
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Paperwork is also
a big part of a
coach's work. Coach
RaPrdall LeAth ; ,
P E t jI.hI r t,..r the
elerI-nt-i jr cradJ -
jnd he ar-it ,t .
Hi- hba, C.:erbjll pr.-..
grari h-, bee r
l-*t .d, ill', i n _r.,'. i tit.
jnd hopes I... reiarin
"L.M.S. deals with
the things going on
inside of you ..." -
Physical witnesss mean- differ-
ent things to different people.
To -somi i it Ik t.mething t,. main-
tain. To others, it is something
to -tri\e for and it might mean
achet and pain-. For other.
physical titness i- ,implv\ a re-
quired P.K. course. Sopholimores
Chri- Duering and Jim Haines-
agreed that. "Physical titne-s is
a fun way tu be healthy."
Physical Fitness changes as students grow older. From
the rece-s and P.E. classes tor elementary and middle
school tudent- the curriculum developS in high school to
better addres-. the importance oft personal witness and taking
care ot our bodies. Both Personal Fitness and L.M.S. ILite
Management Skills-, are required for high -chool graduation
and are designed peciilically to teach stildents how ti. main-
tain a tit bodv. Maria Oldacre commented that L.M.S. is
dilterent tri:m her other academic cour-ses becaus-e, "it deals
with the things going- oni inside it you in-tead it things in
the i.utside world."
Ot course once the required classes hale been fulfilled
P.K. otter, a variety of sports and titniess cls-.-e. Many offer
atotal w,..rkuut program nand others pro\ ide an oplprt unity
to deeloip -kills in sports.
With a growing emphasis on health and fitness in Amer-
ica. most wiiuld agree that it is important t i. stay iin -hape
and ha-e a healthier, happier life. Jec-icaa Parlipiano
Golf class was a big hit. Most students found try-
ing to strike the little ball with the thin-necked
mallet was ridiculously difficult.
Preseason fitness was a must for basketball play-
ers. The program was structured to build strength
and endurance. Coach Leath's group "comes to-
gether" at the end of each workout to help build a
Taking time from their Personal Fitness class,
freshmen Todd Outcalt and Sarah Weaver work on
posters for the season-opening football game.
Overjoyed with her new IBM computers, Betty
Richardson collects work from junior Eric Wil-
liams. Ms. Richardson felt her new computers
made the chores of teaching and learning much
Lost in the world of computations, Barry Shift-
lett, calculates "real world" figures. The Business
Math/Accounting class offered practical skills for
students with business careers in their future.
Accounting i,:s3. pro. d I, beaii c
bra.-.in I, ndr-Cand the -ntrwcat i -:4 th- liH
tors, and com-
puters were all
tools of the trade
budget is a prior-
ity in class as
well as for new-
"It is a hard class,
but it is good, and I
learn a lot. It gives
you a head start on
your business ca-
Typing class this past year
improved a great deal. P.K.
Yonge received new I.B.M.
computers from the Universi-
ty of Florida. The computers
were much needed and appre-
The Practical Arts teacher,
Ms. Richardson, was very
happy with the improved sys-
ter. She said, "I love it! It was a dream that finally came
true!" She felt that the I.B.M.'s were a lot easier to ex-
plain and the students felt it was easier to understand.
Typing was not all hard work. If the students finished
their work ahead of time, they gained the privilege of
playing games. They played games such as Jeopardy and
Wheel of Fortune. Two students, freshman Marty Hardy
and junior Gus Hughes enjoyed playing games. When
interviewing students on their opinions of typing, one
student replied, "I'd rather use a pencil."
Other than typing, Business Math/Accounting was of-
fered. In business math, the students learned to keep
financial records. They also worked with different types
of business forms, such as cash journals, general journals,
and balance sheets. Concerning business math, senior
Rhonda Johnson said, "It is a hard class, but it is good,
and I learn a lot. It gives you a head start on your business
career." Karen Peebles
Researching i. r j
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1.hr Mr: Srnio-r.n.
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Performing a lab experiment in 0 period Bi-
ology are Michelle Williams and Brian Konik.
This year the Biology classes have done many
exciting and interesting experiments.
Dr. Bonaccorso holds Jesse Mulhern's pet
boa constrictor. Jesse brought the snake in for
another class, but was keeping it in Dr. Bonac-
corso's biology room.
"I think the science
department has im-
proved." "'We are
fortunate to have
Dr. Paul Becht, a veteran at
P.K. Yonge. speaks of great
things for P.K. In his 2 I years
here. this school has been
through manv iips and dowinl.
but it is no\ definitely on the
upswing. By the 21st century.
P.K. will ha\e some of the
most modern and futuristic
facilities in the nation. Dr.
Becht has an idea for what is called International Inter-
active Tele-conference. In this, students will be albe to
look at a television and talk in foreign languages with
people of different nationalities from all over the world.
Computers are planned t:r the science class rooms tIor
each student in that class. Dr. Becht said. "\'e have the
facilities but we need money to get the supplies."
P.K. Yonge has long been a tore in academics.
Through the years, there have been teachers in service
programs for public schools around the city. P.K. Yonge
has developed curriculum used in such countries as
Egypt, Netherlands. and Austria.
Sophomore Jason \illiams \who takes O period Biol-
:gy says. "I think the science department is doing well
%with what the\ have."
Overall the science department is looking good, with
the changes that are planned. P.K. Yonge is sure to be
one of the most challenging and innovative schools
around. Omar Singleton
Concentrating hard on a Chemistry problem,
Ezra Freeman and Gus Hughes struggle to find
i tently, Sesame
Rafelle, takes a
mental note of
what Mr. Ander-
son is saying.
taught U.S. His-
m tory this year at
Back To The
Sociology, Psychology, His-
t, ory, Government Economics
and Unitied Arts, what are
"The teachers seem these strange words you ask?
pretty cool to me." These awkward names hap-
- Theresa Mott pen to be P.K. Yonge's Social
Studies classes. During your
first year in high school, you
will probably learn about the
world wars and the Presi-
dents of the United States and could even have fun with
the teachers. "I know what was best about my Social
Studies class: MIr. Nass." -ays Alison Richardson, an
eighth grader at P.K. Yonge.
Dr. \\es C':rbett taught Sociology and Psychology this
past year. "I like Sociology because we don't have any
homeworkk" 1ommnents senior Darius Williams. The stu-
dent- studied topics such as Social problems, crime,
E.S.P. and personality.
P.K. Yongte' freshman students took Unified Arts in
place to Social Studies this '.ear. Unified Arts is an art
appreciation course. These classes are comprised of art,
drama, music and cognitive skills.
The following teacher- also participated in P.K.
Yonge's unique Social Studies classes: Mr. Tom Ander-
son, Mr. Fred La\w rence, Mr. Mac Duggins and Mr. Dan
Nass. "They're great." concludes .Jessica Durban.
pher Lin: .riu
le bah l I'L In, I
Pii-r-pe r 'r
bet -he. ked
I-' --3- unin-
Punk. Hippie. nerd. jock.
senior, freshman, all worked
"There is a lot of side bI side to create a \ear-
different people in book. Althugh the staf con-
class, but we work sisted of,1 unly 17 students,
well together." these students represented a
Amanda Bliss diverse slice ft the student
The staff w\\as under the sIu-
perviion ot a ne \ adviser.
Mr. Jo)-h Hellstrom. Helltrom transferred to P.K. trom
Santa Fe high school. where he had been a yearbook
ad'- iser for two \ears.
Being on the -taft was no easy job. Student-s were re-
sponsible for selling at least two hundred dollars worth of
ads each. They were also responsible for designing their
i.% n pages, getting photos tor the pages, and writing sto-
The staff members were guided through all of this by
editor Amanda Bliss. Bliss was responsible for overseeing
the design and theme ot the book, running the statf as
well as writing stories.
There were two Florida Scholastic Press Association
conventions that a few yearbook members attended. The
spring convention, where the yearbook competed for
state recognition. was attended by editor Amanda Bliss.
assistant editor Teri Birge. Kirstin Popper and new staff
member Omar Singleton. Kirstin Popper
Playing hard, yearbook staff members: top to
bottom, Jason Williams, Christopher Lins, Karen
Peebles, David Pactor, Jessica Parlapiano, Sean
Becht, Krista Hair, Omar Singleton, Barbara
Walker, Danica Bernard, Rhonda Johnson, Kirstin
Popper, Willie Jackson, Traci Birge, Amanda
Bliss, Elizabeth Pactor, and Teri Birge.
Senior yearbook staffers Teri Birge and Elizabeth
Pactor decide how much copy to put on the divi-
sion pages. They reached the decision that P.K.
Yonge students could express their own ideas
much better than they so they used all quotations.
With Jimi Hendrix in mind, T.J. Churchill and Playing "Music to watch girls by", Jamie Le-
Chris Groves, concentrate on the complicated fin- vebvre, Aubrey Hart, and Edwin Mctureous, start
gering. Many P.K. students who can't work band their morning off by practicing for the up and com-
it... their hu',, hdul. hdle haie ch.i en the guitar ;ng v. nter ci,.r:oncrt. Jazz Band -ra ~onlv nff.red first
aj a extra curriIllar h.,hbk per;,:d
"We're trying to
build up the band
for next year when
hopefully we will
gain more players."
All ot P.K. Yonge's
bands have been work-
ing t,,wards one com-
mon gual; to rebuild the
program. and the Jazz
Band -tood to gain
much fri mi the intended
we'rer e so small," re-
marked senior Tracy
Weston, "all we really need t,: get the Jazz Band off
the ground is more student interest, and a lot more
people \ ho: want to play!"
Many oft the t i. dents w ho braved the early morn-
ing class, did so to gain basic knowledge of all the
instruinents. "Tracy and I have both been playing
the clarinet tor a long time, and taking Jazz band
gave .is the chance to explore similar instruments,
and we both play the saxophone now," said band
member Lisa McCall.
Some students found the time the class was of-
fered to be too much to bear. "Monday mornings
were bad. we just couldn't get into making our fin-
gers and stutt to work the %wav we wanted to, then
again, it was Monday, -, we didn't really care any-
\way," commented junior John Vernon.
dents the op-
Lisa McCall and
gether during a
break at a foot-
ball game. This
way they could
make sure they
The parade was
"hard; very hot, but In sharp contrast to the
it's worth it! ... previous year, this year's
marching band consisted
Tracey Weston mostly of new members.
Although many of the
middle schoolers showed talent, they lacked the exper-
ience of the older students that had populated the
band last year. Afraid that this would be a handicap to
the band's performance, band director David Holt de-
cided to compete for comments only at the annual
band competition. This meant that although the
judges would critique the band's performance, they
would not give them a rating. The band received good
comments and seemed as a whole to be satisfied with
them. Drum major Vera Davis said, "We thought that
the band would not be what it had been in the past
because of all the new people, but we were really sur-
prised-in my own opinion we were much better than
Every year the marching band participates in the
University of Florida homecoming parade. Tracey
Weston described the parade as "hard; very hot, but
it's worth it because we play in front of our biggest
crowd; it's a lot of fun."
The band officers were: Tracey Weston, president;
Brian Gindy, vice president; Amber Patterson-Webb,
secretary; Robin Weinwich, treasurer; Lisa McCall,
librarian; and Doug Lawrence, property and equip-
Full -if pirt. rh band pli~ ati h~lt rtime r a P 1"
Band rnrrnber; J. .-ut \%ll ard Nidthjn .3rdn.r
enw* c j eh o tht-r* ; cornpal, jer praoticp Tht
bard tnir tic .0 .3; a ',j1 grcoip3: 1,,I niZj i
Ending his day by
Hart helps support
the low brass sec-
tion. The low brass
section was lacking
this year due to the
loss of many senior
"We play music that
will prepare us for
- Kim Blackburn
P.K. Yonge's Symphonic
band was smaller this year
than it had been in years
past. Composed of mostly
middle school students,
the band nevertheless had
many talented members
such as freshman Scott
Baldwin, junior Jon Nick-
erson, and seven year vet-
eran, senior Kim Blackburn, who played first-chair
clarinet again this year.
The symphonic band played in the Florida Band
Masters Association's District contest with hopes of
continuing on to the State level competition. Because
of such youthful talent as seventh grader Scott Dun-
can (first-chair trumpet) and sophomore Jaimie Le-
febre (first-chair trombone) the band continued to
make real progress. The symphonic band's first con-
cert was in January. Their annual Christmas concert
was cancelled due to renovations in the auditorium.
The band plans to resume this tradition next year.
Symphonic band concerts are seen as preparation for
the band competitions. "We play music that will pre-
pare us for District competition." said Kim Black-
burn. Liz Pactor
A variety of instruments, including the chimes
played by Eric McLarthy, helped develop the interest-
ing sounds produced by the band.
Seventh grade-r Petrra ,Br'.. : t, r :l.aril, i, ,ne-
or the many middle schoolers A ht pr,,.ed t.: he the
backbone ol the symphonic band.
Practicing diligently, senior Kim Blackburn re-
h~ar r- f.:r the -,,-mphonic band's January concert.
The n nual h ri tmas concert was cancelled due to
6 There are two reasons I like playing sports at P.K.: banquets
and out-of-town trips." Senior Chris PisarriO "Soccer is really great. You
can get out there, hurt people, cause pain, and get a letter doing it!" Junior
Karyn King 0 Not only do athletics help build self-worth and character, they
give us something to do on Thursday and Friday nights." Athletic Director
John Clifford '"We got new uniforms and equipment, everyone here is very
supportive of the athletic programs. All the teams are equally important and
supported." Senior Luann Gentry 0 "As in other sports, it's been a real
challenge to try and return P.K. to it's former powerhouse status. From the
60's to the early-mid 80's, we just overpowered everyone." Cross Country
coach Frank Bonaccorso. 0
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This year, Matt Reimer was what you could refer to
as an "over-achiever".
Matt worked long, hard, extra hours on the baseball
field. He gave his free time to the preparation of Coach
Hawk's baseball field. Coach Hawkins greatly appre-
ciated his efforts, he said, "Matt Reimer worked for
about a month and put forth a lot of effort to help out."
Matt was sometimes looked up to as a leader. He
literally gives his all. A lot of players go out for the team
and they come to practice, but when it comes to work-
ing during their free time, you will not see quite as many
people there. But as Coach Hawkins said, "you could
count on Matt Reimer to be there."
Matt was one of the varsity players with the kind of
attitude that leads to success.
The Blue Wave Varsity Baseball Team Bottom
Row: Matt Reimer, Matt Rowe, Chris Doering, Dan-
ny Hall, Danny Meade, Todd Sullivan. Second
Row: Reid Fogler, Edwin Mctureous, Adam Parli-
piano, Brandon Caul, Chris Pisarri. Third Row: Lyle
Livingood, Chris Reimer, Scott Stoner, Aubrey
Hart, Tommy McKnew. Top Row: Jeff Stokes,
Jonathan Colon, Brian Gindy, Jim Haynes, Brett
With the loss of nine valuable seniors last year,
one might think our team would be in trouble.
Coach Bobby Hawkins said, "of course you can't
lose people like Jeff Raindazzo, and Robie Brunson
and not be effected. But he also said, "I always have
high expectations for our baseball team." Danny
Meade said, "we don't have many returning start-
ers, but the people we do have, should fill the posi-
Scott Stoner, Chris Doering, Chris Reimer, Matt
Rowe, Johnny Grantham and Aubrey Hart were the
players moving up to varsity. Todd Sullivan feels
that, "... our key players will be mainly the new-
comers. Like Chris Doering and Brandon Caul."
Todd Sullivan was also a key player and was
looked up to by many players. Adam Parlapiano
said, "I see Todd as a good leader on and off the
field, as well as a key pitcher and hitter."
Most of the players felt that the team could go
far. Matt Reimer said, "this year's team has the
capability to be great or awful. It all depends on our
attitudes." Todd Sullivan added, "I've never even
won a district here, that would be icing on the cake!"
One hard luck story for the season was Adam
It's an Attitude
Parlipiano. The hard throwing Parlipiano led the
area in strikeouts during parts of the season and
had an incredibly low E.R.A. yet he often lost. Team
defensive errors and poor hitting many times nulli-
fied his fantastic pitching performances. Coach
Hawk said "fine tuning" could not only increase
Adam's pitching speed but also lead to a baseball
career in college.
After a victory over Williston, Coach In preparation for the Florida High game, senior
Hawk gathered up the team to congratu- catcher Todd Sullivan straps on his shin guards. Todd
late them on their first win of the season, ws one of varsity players with hopes of continuing his
Coach Hawkins, sporting more than 400 baseball career at the college level. Perhaps the most
career wins, is one of the winningest consistent player on the varsity team was senior Adam
coaches in Florida history. Parlipiano. Adam played several defensive positions
(including pitcher) and was expected to be a home run
Though the strength of the
team lay with its sophomores,
ninth grader Tommy
McKnew proved to be a valu-
able asset to the J.V. program.
McKnew played mostly in the
outfield and hit the ball well
Playing his third sport of the
year, Lyle Livingood fires a
strike. Lyle was one of several
players called on by Coach
Barnes to pitch.
Swinging with a level stroke
and keeping your eye on the
ball were two of the most diffi-
cult batting disciplines. Chris
Reimer works on both. Reimer
played J.V. and Varsity base-
ball for the Blue Wave this
Junior varsity this year had some players that
switched back and forth between jv and varsity.
One outstanding leader was Scott Stoner. He was
thought of as, "... our team leader and key player!"
said Edwin McTureous. Various players excelled in
different areas; Lyle Livingood pitching, and Chris
Reimer and Chris Doering were known for their
fielding. All four were known for their outstanding
leadership. One of the top hiters on the team proved
to be Brett McCoy. About half way through the
season, with a record of six and four, McCoy stated,
"we have had a good season with a few bad breaks,
but hopefully we will win the rest of our games."
McCoy's attitude was characteristic of the whole
team and Coach Barnes.
Most players felt that their junior varsity team
would have a successful season. The coach, Cecil
Barnes, had a positive attitude and felt he had a lot
Dedicated to a
to work with. Many players believe that the team
has a good chance of pulling through and winning
the Suwannee Conference. Darrell Bessinger said,
"I know we will win the Suwannee Conference."
On the junior varsity team this year, a sophomore,
Edwin McTureous moved up from the ninth grade team
and is now playing not only iv but varsity as well. The
sophomore said, "I think it will be a good experience to
travel with varsity, even if I don't get the opportunity to
Edwin was involved in basketball and was preoccu-
pied with the final games for their season. Yet, McTur-
eous said, "I haven't been into the program as much as
I'd like to because of basketball. But, now that basket-
ball is over, I plan to dedicate my time to baseball."
Being a outfielder, he had some competition for his
position, but never gave up hope and held a positive
attitude throughout the season. He has high hopes for
the iv team as well as varsity and feels, "if we work
hard enough, we can beat anybody."
The 1989 J.V. Baseball Team: (Front row, left to right)
Aubrey Hart, Scott Stoner, Chris Reimer, Jim Haynes,
Lyle Livingood 2nd row: Edwin McTureous, Tommy
McKnew, Brett McCoy, Darrell Bessinger, Jonathan
Colon 3rd row: Greg Polloi, Jeff Stokes, Carson
Courage, David Mitchell.
When speaking of goals, one person in particular
that has set high goals for himself is Michael Walker
(also known as "Red"). Being smaller than most of the
other guys Mike sometimes feels that he has to prove
himself and outdo the other guys.
Being 5'9"130 pounds, soaking wet, you wouldn't
expect him to have many strengths. But his ability to
play defense and his quickness helps him to be on the On occasion, "RED" would add extra excitement to
same level as the bigger guys. "Since I'm smaller than the game when he attempted one of his high flying slam
most of the other guys I have to hustle more to be able dunks, after all it's not everyday that you see a 5'9"
to compete on the same level as them," said Mike. This high school player dunk a basketball.
often times is a problem because he finds himself doing Willie Jackson
too much. "Michael sometimes comes into the game
and tries to make too much happen, but what I want
from him is to contribute his quickness on the defensive
side, because I know how good he can be on the
1988-89 Varsity basketball team. (Left to Right) Mi-
choel Walker, Eric Williams, Dwayne Strawder, Willie
Jackson, Troy Criss, Darius Williams, Phillip Chaney,
Trevor Hanley, Luis Velez, Johnny Grantham. Not pic-
tured: Arnell Spann, Johnathan Colon, Todd Sullivan,
S Head coach Randall Leath, Assts. Josh Hellstrom, and
S Marion Jones.
Having returned -I starters trom last iears team. I n*
and with the addition of 6'" forward Darius \\'il-
liams, coach Leath had immediate plans for his
team. "My ult i mate goal coming into the season wai a.:i
to win a state championship, that would be just as .
good as me winning the state championship when I :
was in high school." oi
The Blue Wave established itself as one ot the ;.
finest teams ever at P.K. They were undefeated in
conferenece with a 111-01 record, and district Ic8-0)l. ,
for the first time in school history\ and, in fact, suf- .
fered no losses in 2A competition. They enjoyed a
11 game win streak at one point and headed into
post season tournaments with an outstanding I20-
7) record. 'p
The bulk of the scoring and rebounding was
shared by the t three %-work horses: \VWillie Jackson. Da-
Working to be
rius Williams and Eric Williams. Troy Criss.
Dwayne Stran der and Michael Walker rotated into
the other starting positions.
There were hardly any dull moments in Hoskins
gym or the opponent's gym. when the Blue Wave
took the court, as several players were able to light
up the gym with electrifying dunks.
The Blue Wave went on to be the Suwannee Con-
ference, tournament, and regular season champi-
ons. The Blue Wave came on strong and began to
roll. In Districts the Wave defeated Cross City for
the championship. The Blue Wave went on to whip
last year's Regional champions Keystone Heights.
"Our sectional game against Jacksonville Bolles will
determine the 1989 class AA State Champs," said
coachLeath, unfortunately the Blue Wave came up
short in the sectionals, losing 78-7i0, to eventual
state champs Jacksonville Bolles.
Senior leadership ;..a. instrunent .i ;n
the success .f the basketball team. Here
Senior 'W illi-e .Ja:ks.on glides in t',:r a ta-
ket in a "in .:.'.r Chi'-fland.
One of the area's leading -e-rerr, tr ii s-
fr Senior Dariju \\'Wiliam, gues up for
an..therdunk against Baker C:.,unt Ju-
nior Eric \ illijam dri'.e the base line
strong t'.hile- looking t:o make a pass
h illamr nwo.ed trom piint guard t. the
inside where he was virtually unstoppa-
hie. Eric also was the Suwannee Conter-
ence Tournamenet MVP
9th Grade Team
Back Row: Coach Bob Hewitt, Norman Webb, Ralph
McNish, Adam Dolsak, Kevin Smith, Brian Konik, and
Percy King. Middle Row: Jeremy Titus, Terry Jackson,
A Pure Athlete Israel Wilcox, Gabe Valla, and Tommy McKnew. Front
Row: Edward Lavagnino, Greg Goldfaden, Joey Can-
Chris Doering is a humble and talented young man. with the kid. He's a great kid." Most people who know points against Cross City and was a dogged defensive to, Shown Jenkins, Paul McArthur, and Cam Erney
He is the kind of athlete and the kind of student that Chris would agree that he possesses a special combi- player all year long. He was a quiet leader on the
coaches and teachers appreciate because he makes nation of talent and humility that is most admirable, court, but very much a leader.
their job a pleasure. He's no teacher's pet, mind you. He is also at home on any sports field. In football, Mr. H. During halftime, Coach Clifford goes over strategy for
He's just a gentleman who works hard. Mrs. Betty Chris is a Cris Collinsworth look-alike and a standout the second half. Clifford stated the goal of the J.V. team
Richardson, Chris' adviser, says "Chris is the best all- varsity receiver and yet his "best" sport may be base- was to prepare individuals for varsity competition.
around 10th grader in the whole school ... He's smart, ball.
hard working, and he's got manners. He's super!" On the J.V. basketball team this year, Chris was a
Coach Clifford remarked, "I just like hangin' around top rebounder and scorer. He had a season-high 30
When opposing teams first see the J.V. basketball
team take the court they might not be terribly im-
pressed. Chris Doering and Arnall Spann are pretty
tall, but lanky. Lyle Livingood was a football quar-
terback, not a basketball player, wasn't he? And the '
two shorter guys, bubble-butt Berdell Knowles and
the new transfer kid, Jonathan Colon, look like they
should play soccer instead of basketball. But when
this bunch comes together on the basketball court
they leave opponents defeated and shaking their
At one point, the J.V. team was 17-3 and Confer-
ence Champions. When asked what the strength of
the team was this year, Arnall Spann stated without
hesitation, "I am!" Coach Clifford credited Spann
with being the most consistent player on the team
and someone "who will really help the varsity next
year." Coach Clifford kindly added, "Jonathan Co-
lon has the most potential on the J.V. team because
he's young (9th grade) and already pretty skilled,"
and "Chris Doering is another guy with incredible
potential. He hustles, he jumps, and his shot is even
coming around. He's going to be a dominant player
in the future."
Another strength of the team was its depth. A
total of thirteen players contributed to the success
of the J.V. squad. The remaining players were Wil-
liam Edwards, Sesame Raphael, Bobby Vincent,
Edwin McTureous, Chris Reimer, Scott Stoner, and
Drawing a foul on his layup, Driving hard to the basket,
Berdell Knowles' objective is Chris Doering was a JV stan-
to win the game against Haw- dout and was at least partially
thorne. Knowles started at responsible for their outstand-
pointguard all season for the ing record.
JV Boys Basketball/49
48/JV Boys Basketball
Have you ever been walking down the halls, and
heard such names as, "Red", "Redbone", or "Red-
head"? That is Michelle Walker, the younger of the
Walker twins and the point guard on the girls Varsity
Michelle's basketball career started when she was in
the 8th grade. She played junior varsity until the end of
her 9th grade year under the coaching of Willie Pow-
ers. In her 10th grade she moved up to varsity to play
for Lindell Smith. The things Michelle likes about basket-
ball are "the challenge, the exercise, and just the game
This year, Michelle was given special recognition in
one of the issues of the school newspaper for her
basketball ability. She wasn't just born with the talent,
she attended camp at the University of Florida in her
freshmen and sophomore years.
After Michelle graduates from high school she in-
tends to go to college at FSU, Georgia, or Auburn. "I
don't think I'll be able to play in college because I don't
think I'm good enough," stated Walker, but she
wouldn't mind playing intermural basketball.
Concentrating on the basketball goal, senior Rhonda
Johnson aligns herself for the shot. Johnson was one of
four seniors on the team.
Although P.K. has been known for dominating
girls basketball in the past, this year seemed to have
changed things. Attitude is one thing that helps do
the changing. The girls had the talent, but their
attitudes seemed as if they didn't care whether they
lost or won. That was really their downfall. Even
though they had the talent it didn't help much.
The Lady Wave started out the season on a bad
note with a horrible loss to Newberry. "When we
played them, we played with no enthusiasm, and we
felt like there was no way we could win, and because
of it we didn't," stated senior Greta Hudson. That
game was what most of the team members felt was
the worst game of the season. The best game of the
season was against Williston. "Everyone went out
ready to play, and there weren't any attitudes. As a
result, we played a good game and we won," replied
senior Heather Hall.
One player was recognized as a spirit leader.
"Rhonda was the spirit lifter on the team, because
she calmed us down when tempers were up, and
she's the one who encourages us to get rid of the
attitudes," replied freshmen Adrienne Hines.
Next year the team should be competitive with
the other area teams. The team is only going to be
losing seniors Latasha Boyd, Heather Hall, Greta
Hudson, and Rhonda Johnson. State runner-up
Newberry will probably be their toughest opponent.
P.K. was the defending Suwannee Conference
champs until this year, but unfortunately since we
have withdrawn from that conference the girls don't
have a chance to redeem themselves.
Going up strong between de- Dribbling around her oppo- Huddling with his team dur-
fenders, senior Latasha Boyd nent, junior Michelle Walker ing a time-out, Coach Smith
tries to score two points on the drives in to score. Walker was tries to tell them the game
Hornets from Hawthorne. known for her tough defense plan.
and her dribbling ability.
Although the P.K. J.V. girls basketball team did not
exactly have a banner year of games won, ninth grader
Anetrice Strobles still had fun. "I enjoy basketball be-
cause there is a lot of contact, aggressiveness, and you
get to meet new people." Anetrice also doesn't give up
easily, even when things are looking grim. "Something
that I like to keep in mind is even though we aren't
winning, we never stop trying."
Anetrice first came to P.K. in kindergarten. She start-
ed playing basketball while in the eighth grade. She
considers herself a "so-so" player and realized, "there
is always room for improvement." She also feels her
team is loaded with talent but very little experience. "I
don't feel the team is performing to its full potential."
One most memorable experience that Anetrice says
she will never forget was when, "I stole the ball from the
opposing team. I was so excited I ran down the court
without dribbling the ball and shot it. Of course I got
called for traveling." She says she will remember "the
players, the people that helped me, and most of all, the
1988-89 J.V. girls basketball team members were:
Margie Eno, Janet Geathers, Tahra Edwards, Willie
Powers, Laura Becht, Angela Moore, Anetrice Strobles,
Tara Dawson, Jaime Franks, Denelle Knowles, Felicia
Leath, and Sara Devey.
You might think (especially when considering
their won-lost record) that the girls J.V. basketball
team did not really have the kind of year they would
want to remember. In one game early in the season,
the team only recorded five points for the entire
game. Five points! And they didn't win a game until
January 17th when they beat Williston. But they
did beat Williston that January night and they con-
tinued to improve as the season wore on. An by
talking with these girls you would never guess they
played on a team that lost more than they won.
They enjoyed many special moments. "My most
memorable moment was when I made my first bas-
ket!" said freshman Tahra Edwards. For Margie
Eno, also a freshman, it "was in practice. I scored
against Rhonda Johnson. A once in a lifetime
Coach Willie Powers worked with the girls until
he shaped them into a team that made up for their
lack of experience with dedication and desire. Sarah
Hopes for the Future
Deevey, a freshman guard who knows more about
her hero, Dwayne Schinztius, than any human be-
ing alive, stated "I really like basketball, and I'm
glad I'm getting the chance to play and learn more."
Sarah's sentiments seemed to reflect the teams' at-
titude toward playing the game. They had many
good experiences that they will keep with them for
years to come.
Showing perfect form on her
jump shot is freshman Jaime
Franks. Jaime was one the
"big play" players on the
team. This was her second
year playing J.V. basketball.
Hoping the ball goes in is
freshman Janet Geathers.
This was Janet's first year on
the team. She was an unex-
pected contributor to the pro-
gram this year.
Battling over the ball are
teammates Margie Eno and
Janet Geathers. They were
two of the more physical play-
ers on the J.V. squad.
52/JV Girls Basketball
JV Girls -Basketball/53
Felicia Cook is a senior with a great talent for
Cook started dancing at the young age of five.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York and at the age
of four she moved to Sanford, Florida. In Sanford, she
took her first dance lesson at the Sanford School of
Dance Arts. At 14, she moved to Gainesville. When
she came to Gainesville she continued her dancing at
Cook likes dancing because she feels that is is the
best way to express herself. Right now she doesn't
see any future in her dancing, because she wouldn't
like to do it as a profession. Felicia has participated in
two shows, Porgy and Bess and Carmen.
Cook is more than just a dancer, she is also a
cheerleader on the P.K. Yonge varsity cheerleading
squad and she was on the track team.
Cook enjoys talking on the phone and seeing
good plays in her spare time. She also enjoys cook-
ing and running when she is not dancing. She intends
on going to Spelman University and majoring in either
Child Psychology, law, or theater.
Sitting: Gretchen West, Felicia Cook, Valerie Brinson;
standing: Lunetta Williams capt., [eslee Von Gunten,
Debbie Vegara, Karyn King, Natasha Willis co-capt.,
Michelle Brooten, Erika Francis. Top: Kim Brown, and
Spirit, spirit, and more spirit describes what the
P.K. Yonge cheerleaders had. During the summer,
most of the cheerleaders attended cheerleading
camp and the squad received the Most Improved
award, the spirit stick, and ribbons.
Then came the real test, to see if all of that early
practicing, camp, and working out really was worth
anything. The cheerleaders spent an estimated two
to three hundred dollars on shoes, uniforms, camp
and other necessities. Most of the cheerleaders felt
that it was all well worth it.
TWO BITS "
The toughest and scariest moments the cheer-
leaders have every year are try-outs, because only
12 can make it: this year only 12 tried out. This was
upsetting for some of the cheerleaders. "I felt it was
a joke, they didn't try as hard because they knew
they were going to make it" stated senior Felicia
Cook. The biggest argument was they felt that there" .. .
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What exactly is it about J.V. cheerleading that
manages to create such a stir when it comes time for
try-outs? J.V. cheerleader Laurie Webb says she
tried out for cheerleading "Betaus-e it gave me
something to do after school and it gave me a nice
way to meet new people!"
Although cheerleading is a lot of fun it also
involves hard work. With the pep rallies, games. and
even a cheerleading competition, the girls were kept
pretty busy learning new cheers and improving old
Laura Von Gunten, a cheerleader in the sopho-
more class says that she thinks cheerleaders may
not directly help the players but they get the fans
fired up to support the team. and the support of the
fans does help the players. J.V. football player Chris
Reiner views cheerleading as a boost to athletics
because "in sports like basketball they can mess up
the other team."
Cheerleading proves to have
its exciting moments! Laura
VonGunten. Laura Middleton
and Tahra Edwards smile at
the action on the playing field.
The cheerleaders traveled to
aayv games with the football
team to give support to the
Tiring alter a. l on game, cap-
tain of the .qi.ad. Whitney
Lassiter under.inds that
cheerleading sn't .l.ays fun
and games. Stamina sas need-
ed by each cheerleader for the
long season of football games.
Showing school spirit on and
off the field represents the
kind of attitude every cheer-
leader should have. Cheer-
leaders Laurie Webb and Tif-
fany Hall (seen here with
friends Pam Brooker and Jae-
lyn Crews) give big smiles in
support of the varsity football
Some people call the J.V. cheerleaders entertain-
ing. others call them inspiring, but whatever it is-
they are definitely not the stereotypical "dumb
cheerleaders." In fact, good grades are one of the
requirements for getting on the squad. Many of the
cheerleaders are offended by the stereotype often
placed on cheerleaders. "I think it's really unfair.
Cheerleaders are just people with school spirit who
\ant to show it oft."
One of the talented stars of the J.V. cheer-
leading squad this year was Heather Mona-
han-Estes. Not only is Heather a good stu-
dent, but she supports her school teams with
an encouraging cheer in the height of battle.
Next year Heather will be a junior and plans
to try out for Varsity cheerleading, but she
will never forget her year of J.V.
Besides cheerleading, Heather is involved
with many activities outside of school. She
dances at Pofahl's School of dance for five
hours a week, and takes all advanced classes.
"The experience I've had with dance helps
me with my cheerleading jumps, and has
built up my stamina." The regular recitals
held by her dance studio have helped her
overcome her stage fright while cheering.
She has participated in the "Nutcracker"
and "Dance Alive" since she was six years
This all may seem like a lot for a teenage
girl to do at one time but when classes are
over she finally comes home to the active
environment of her twelve-member house-
hold. With nine brothers and sisters the
word "rest" is not in her vocabulary.
Smiling enthusiastically at the success-
ful completion of a complicated stunt,
the J.V. cheerleading squad is pictured
left to right. Kimbar Wilber, Laura Von-
Gunten, Kelli McGhee, Laurie Webb,
Tamara Brown, Whitney Lassiter, Ann
Burks, Robin Weinrich, Dawn Darwin,
(in front) Tahra Edwards and Heather
Monahan-Estes. (not pictured) Laura
P.K. junior, Sesame (pronounced like the
McDonald's hamburger bun) Raphael, was
one of the many outstanding members of
this year's cross country team. Sesame was a
first year P.K. student who was born in Ta-
bago, Trinidad, where he lived for thirteen
years. He then moved to Puerto Rico with
his family and lived there for another two
years. When in Puerto Rico, Sesame was
elected Most Valuable Player on the cross
country team. It seems that running has al-
ways been easy and natural for the person-
In Gainesville, Sesame lives with his
mother and three brothers. When he first
came to P.K. he definitely stood out
amongst most "Yongesters" because of his
unique hair style. He did, however, opt for a
more currently tradition "do" after a short
while. Sesame also played basketball on the
J.V. squad and was a noted talent at the
lunch-break hackysack circles. He is a
young man with an unusual background and
a variety of talents.
Concerning cross country, Sesame openly
explains that "running cross country is like
a bad habit" in that it is a hard habit to
break, but he does admit that after practice
he feels that a goal has been achieved.
Back row (standing): Dr. Corbett, Sesame
Raphael, Joe Orser, Bryan Barett, Ryan
Schiewbert, August Zettler 2nd Row (kneel-
ing): Chris Pisari, E.Z. Jones, Ivor Kincade
Front Row (sitting): David Giesel, Herschel
Johnson, Dr. Bonnaccorso, Boris Yaw
P.K. Yonge's Cross Country Team had one of the
most exciting and memorable seasons in a long
time. Mainly, due to State Champion Herschel
Johnson. Johnson was the 2A Boys State Champion
in Cross Country running a personal best of 15:34.
He was the first person in 8 years from P.K. to win
such an honor, the last was Tanya Douglas in 1980.
Herschel was the first boy in 30 years to win the
State Championship. The last was Pat Fountain in
Along with having a state champion, the Blue
Wave also finished 8th at state, which was quite an
achievement considering they went into the compe-
tition ranked 11th. Also, they were the undefeated
champions of the Suwanee Conference.
Although the Blue Wave will be losing four sen-
iors, (Joe Orser, Chris Pisari, David Giesel, and Ja-
son Floyd), Dr. Bonaccorso is still optimistic about
next year. "We are losing four seniors, but we have a
solid core with Herschel, and we would like to shoot
for state again." Dr. Bonaccorso added, "A big key
to our success was the return of senior Jason Floyd
who lettered two years ago." He also thinks the Blue
Wave would have done better without some key
people being transferred. Among the ones trans-
ferred were David O'Brian, Sammy Katz, and Seko
Overall, this has been a year that everyone will
Giving it that extra push is
senior track member David
Giesel. David was a big part in
the Blue Wave Cross Country
success this year.
Striving for maximum effort
and performance is E.Z. Jones.
Although only a sophomore he
had a very successful season,
and is sure to be a factor in the
years to come.
After a tough race at Santa Fe
Community College, Herschel
Johnson takes a few minutes
to rest. This was just one of the
races that helped classify him
as one of the best cross coun-
try athletes in the state; The
best in 2A competition.
Oak Hall Win
Santa Fe, Oak Hall Win
Santa Fe, Int., O.H. Win
GHS, S.F., O.H. 2nd of 14
Burrito Bros. Win
Alachua Co. Champ., 3rd of 7
Suwan. Co. Champ. 1st place
Districts 3rd of 16
State Champ. 8th place
Lingering in the
A big part of the Blue Wave football team this
year was junior tailback Dwayne Strawder. Dwoyne
was one of the top runners on the team with over 500
hard-earned yards gained on the ground.
Although Dwayne had a good season, he often
found himself being overshadowed by such players in
the limelight as Willie Jackson. Lingering in the shad-
ows worked to Strawder's advantage at times. Jack-
son commented, "Dwayne has an advantage over me
because while the other team is keying on me and
overlooking him, he can break open the big runs."
This was the case in several games, including three
games in which he rushed for more than 100 yards.
"As long as I can rush for over 100 yards, it doesn't
matter if I'm overlooked, but before it's over I do
want to be the center of attention," said Strawder.
Strawder was also a force on defense. At corner-
back, he was a top tackler and had two pass inter-
ceptions, including one that set up the winning touch-
down in the Florida High game. Willie Jackson
Top row: Asst. coach Dave Mitchell, Thys Ouderland,
Jeff King, Chris Doering, Barry Shiftlett, Willie Jackson,
Reid Fogler, Dwayne Strawder, Arnell Spann, Aubery
Hart, Danny Hall, Coach John Clifford. Second row:
Manager Edwin Matereous, Adam Dolsak, Darrel Ellis,
Adam Parlapiano, Tracy James, Bart Wigglesworth,
Jesse Mulhern, Todd Sullivan, Matt Rowe. Bottom row:
Tim Hugus, Josh Anderson, Berdell Knowles, Jack Fu-
gate, Jim Haynes, Omar Singleton, Brandon Caul.
The Blue Wave fans had plenty to cheer about at
the beginning of the season as the football team
jumped out to a 3-1 start; the best start this decade.
Defense was a key. The Blue Wave defense, after a
shaky season opener against Union County, got
things together and only allowed 13 points in the
next three games. The win streak included a shu-
tout against Bronson.
The Blue Wave offense got rolling toward the
middle of the season and scored 23 points against a
tough Cross City squad. The offensive line was in-
strumental in the success of the offensive unit. "The
reason for my success in throwing the ball was that
the offensive line improved since last year, giving
me more time to throw the ball," said senior quar-
terback, Danny Hall. Hall often went to senior tight
end Reid Fogler, but his three favorite receivers
were sophomore Chris Doering, junior Omar Single-
ton, and senior Willie Jackson. The three caught
eight touchdown passes between them. The Blue
Wave running game was basically a two-man show
after senior Brandon Caul went down with an ankle
injury. Junior Dwayne Strawder and Willie Jackson
A Little Bit Better
combined for over 1,000 yards rushing.
In the latter part of the season, the Blue Wave
suffered losses in some close games and finished the
season with three wins and seven losses. Coach Clif-
ford's teams at P.K. have improved each year and
with the strong J.V. squad, even more improvement
is anticipated next year. Willie Jackson
Junior Dwayne Strawder finds running
room, and turns the corner against Cross
City. The offense scored a season high 23
points against the Bears.
Senior Reid Fogler & Junior Darrel El-
lis punish a Cross City running back. El-
lis was one of the top tacklers on defense.
Senior Willie Jackson practices getting a
hand off. Jackson led the team in recep-
tions, return yardage, and was a leading
rusher. He still holds an area single game
reception record of 14 catches.
Games are won in J.V. football, as they are at the
varsity, college, or professional level, in the trenches. The
"trench" is the war zone where the heaviest and stron-
gest players meet each and every play. It is a battlefield
that is most important, but usually enjoys the least recog-
nition. One player that loves life in the trenches is P.K.
sophomore, Jesse Mulhern. Mulhern played both sides of
the line at center on offense and nose guard on defense.
He was in the middle of the action every play. Mulhern
stated, "I like nose guard best, because I like to hit and
tackle." And he admires such players as University of
Florida All-American, Louis Oliver, who is known for his
bone-crushing tackling style.
On the offensive side, if the quarterback is known as
the field general, then Mulhern would be the field sor-
geant. He dutifully carries out the dirty chores of driving
defensive players out of the way for the running backs
and protects the quarterback from the rush.
Jess Mulhern was a leader during practice and in the
game. He leads by example and asks very little in return
except maybe for the opportunity to "hit somebody."
(Front row) (trainer) Shown Jenkins, DJ Mitchell,
Shandar Green, Israel Wilcox, George Jones, Alex
Cromartie, (coach) Steve Anderson (2nd row)
Icoachl Billy Mathis, Kevin Smith, Terry Jackson,
Jim Haynes, Jerry Parker, Brian Fey (3rd row)
Eric King, Joey Myers, Therone Latson, Alex Gor-
don, Josh Anderson, David McDonough (4th
row) (coach) Cecil Barnes, Ralph McNish, Russell
Manning, Jesse Mulhern, Chris Tomberland, Greg
Farmer, Justin McMurray, (back row) Billy Hart,
Adam Dolsak, Mark Ford, Lyle Livingood, David
Wilson, Scott Stoner, Brett McCoy
This season was a banner year for the Junior
Varsity Football team. It marks the first time in
years that the J.V. team finished the season with
a winning record, they finished at 4-3. The big-
gest win of the year came when the J.V. team
defeated class 4A G.H.S., 7-0. "The win over
G.H.S. was definitely the highlight of the season
for me," said coach Cecil Barnes.
The J.V.'s offense was made up of a solid run-
ning game and a good passing attack. Mark Ford,
a sophomore transfer from G.H.S., led the Blue
Wave running game. Mark's size, quickness, and
talent enabled him to be a threat whenever he
touched the ball. Mark was definitely a threat
against Hawthorne, when he rushed for 165
yards. "The night I rushed for 165 yards was my
most memorable, because everything was going
my way, I found the right holes and I broke a lot
of tackles." Freshman Brett McCoy shared quar-
terback duties with sophomore Lyle Livegood.
Although the J.V. had a strong offensive team,
the defense was really the backbone of the team.
"We relied on our strong defense, good running
game, and a decent passing attack," said sopho-
more linebacker, Chris Reimer. The defense
came up with many big plays that kept the team
in the game when the offense wasn't producing.
Chris Reimer scored on an 87 yard interception
return against Bronson. Sophomore David Wil-
son, also recalls his 88 yard fumble recovery
against Williston. "I picked up the ball and head-
ed for the endzone, but it felt as if I wasn't mov-
ing, but I kept getting closer and closer, finally I
scored, it was terrific."
Willie Jackson and Omar Singleton
Making a vicious tackle,
Russell Manning helps David
Wilson drop a Lake Butler
player. Wilson was a catalyst
on defense as well as a starting
running back on offense.
P.K.'s J.V. team played
rough, tough defense right
down to their own goal line.
Opposing offenses found that
very little came easy against
these guys. Lyle Livingood
and Mark Ford played line-
backer on this goalline stand.
Former P.K. football stan-
dout, Billy Mathis, was one of
three coaches that dedicated
their time and energy teaching
the J.V. players like Scott
Stoner the steps to success.
Jason Floyd is a well known senior around
P.K. Yonge. One of his favorite past times is
a sport he's very good at and enjoys very
much, Soccer. Jason has been playing soccer
for twelve years, he first started to partici-
pate in it when he was only four. When he
was asked how soccer affected his life, he
replied, "Soccer has affected and influenced
some of my other past time hobbies."
After high school Jason hopes to someday
play N.A.I.A. athletics in college. He also
has thoughts and desires of being able to
attend U.C.L.A. for college.
He's very much aware of the fact it will be
difficult to maintain his grades and study
while pursuing his soccer career. He's will-
ing to make the time and put forth a great
deal of effort and hard work to accomplish
He is a very talented and hard working
individual. Whether it will be U.C.L.A. or a
very lucky N.A.I.A. school, Jason Floyd will
definitely be a plus in any program.
Taking a little timeout to study is ju-
nior Boris Yaw. When in action he can be
an outstanding player. Boris will defi-
nitely help the team next year.
Making a big play while hleping his
team is senior athlete Jason Floyd. He
played a very big role on how the Blue
Wave performed this year.
Like the girls soccer team, the boys were intro-
duced to a new head coach this year. Alex Toser,
known for his years as a youth soccer coach, used his
knowledge of the sport to help the boys' team. Help-
ing Toser, was last year's assistant coach, Mr. Ad-
dison, a local referee.
Unfortunately, as in previous years, the abun-
dance of skill on the team had little effect on the
team's overall performance. "We just couldn't get it
together at the right time," commented junior Bri-
A major change might have affected the teams
play; a new goalie, Kris Addison, was put into the
box "It was to give him valuable game experience
for next year; when I hurt my thumb it seemed to be
the perfect time to institute 'the plan'," remarked
former goal keeper, Joe Orser.
The team travelled out of town for a couple of
games and agreed that "it was definitely one of the
best parts of the entire season."
Young members on the team made future years
look hopeful. Gaining team players is always a pos-
sibility as well. This year, senior Danny Hall and
Darrell Ellis, known for their football ability, joined
the squad and became a great asset for the team.
I had a good time, commented Danny Hall. The
boys team were knocked from District after their
first lost to Bolles 7-0. However, this didn't stop
local coaches from recognizing Jason Floyd as a
stand out player. He made the all Sun County Soc-
cer Team and was pictured in the local Gainesville
Preparing to put the ball in play and
give it all he's got is junior Kris Addison.
He was a good athlete that never gave up.
Determination and a "never-give-up"
attitude describes Jim Haynes as he pre-
pares to score. He is only a sophomore,
he will definitely be a force on the field in
his two years to come.
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During halftime the girls
grab a quick drink and gather
around Coach Vaughn for
some pointers and a new strat-
egy on how to defeat the Buch-
holz Bobcats. However, it
didn't work and the Blue
Wave lost 5-0.
An injured Tiffany Hall is es-
corted off the field by Coach
Vaughn while the rest of the
girls take a breather. After
wiping off her tears, Tiffany
returned to finish the game.
Soccer is definitely a game
where you have to use your
head as well as your feet, as
Beth Crocker demonstrates in
a game against Buchholz, with
Julie Johnson backing her up.
The coaches were amazed, the referees were as-
tounded, the G.H.S. girls were stunned, and the
P.K. girls were ecstatic. The Blue Wave girl's soccer
team had defeated G.H.S. in the first game of the
Only a handful of players returned from last year,
and once again there was a new coach, David
Vaughn, an old P.K. graduate. Jessica Parlapiano
said, "All the girls liked him. He's a nice guy and
encouraging, but he knows when to get tough. We
actually respect him." It wasn't until the middle of
the season before everyone would show up for all
the practices. They could finally learn to play their
positions and work as a team. Only three seniors
played girls' soccer this year, meaning that next
year's team will be more experienced. Parlapiano
predicted, "Despite the number of losses most of
the girls will sign up again next year. They'll be able
to influence the schedule and Heather Williams
promised us a party. A lot of them just love the
sport." New players included: Jessica Parlapiano,
Heather Williams, Heather Millot, Michelle Har-
don, Beth Crocker, Hillary Dekold, Trista John-
ston, Melissa Lewis, and Amie McLean.
Karyn King sees it differently, "Three types of
people play: those who are experienced and serious
about practicing and winning games; those who just
started playing but really try; and those want-a-be's
who don't go to practice, are afraid of breaking their
nails, and play just to get a soccer ball on their class
ring." Despite their differences the girls enjoyed
their soccer experience and hope to overcome their
problems to win more games next year.
When Hillary Dekold steps onto the field, she is
automatically the center of attention. All the girls on the
P.K. soccer team put their trust in their first year goalie,
and the only objective of the opponent is to get the ball
"I didn't ever expect to play goalie. I thought goalies
had to be big, not tall." Her height, 5'11", has been a
contributing factor to her success, but she attributes all
that she has learned to Coach David Vaughn, and she is
even looking into soccer scholarships to college. Hillary
finds her position both exciting and demanding, "Some-
times I feel so helpless just standing there when the girls
are at the other end (which isn't often) but there's a
point when it is just me and the person with the ball.
She's going to score or I'll get it, I stop breathing at that
"It's a great feeling when the game is over and the
other team hasn't scored."
Sifting: Hillary Dekold. First row: Jessica Parlapiano,
Amie McLean, Tiffany Hall, Heather Millot, Trista John-
ston. Second row: Bridgett Hair, Karyn King, Lisa
McCall, Julie Johnson, Coach David Vaughn, Krista
Hair, Amanda Bliss, Beth Crocker.
A new coach, new goals. The softball team ex-
pected both to help them in their season.
"Setting goals are an important part of every
year; we want to win half of our games," remarked
coach Kraig Peebles. Kraig Peebles, an '85 P.K.
graduate, received "an opportunity of a life-time"
when coach John Clifford offered him the job as the
softball coach. Working towards his physical educa-
tion degree, Peebles was grateful for the chance to
gain the valuable experience.
"Coach has a great attitude, he makes everyone
want to strive for excellence," commented team
captain, Luann Gentry.
Practicing daily for an hour ensured the endur-
ance of all players. "We ran laps everyday," said
Karyn King, "I hated it, but it really helps." Last
year's softball team didn't do very well, leaving
room for this year's team. "We couldn't possibly do
any worse than last year, and being the underdog
really helped us. No one knew what they could ex-
pect from us," said Coach Peebles.
Unfortunately, the team didn't perform as well as
hoped. Two wins against rival Oak Hall kept spirits
up though. Traveling out of town tired out the girls,
but Tiffany Hall let us know how the team felt.
"Away trips are really the best part of playing a
sport." A new coach, a new goal, and new team
members only helped the team throughout their
season. Amanda Bliss
Playing a new sport can be stressing in itself. Add a
sibling to the scene and things could get bad. Not so
though, in the case of Leslee and Laura Von Gunten,
who both play softball. "Laura and I are close, so it
didn't really bother me that she played too," comment-
ed Leslee. The benefits of having a family member on
the same team are great, most of the time. According to
Leslee, her sister was always around giving her encour-
agement, and when she broke her thumb, Laura knew
what to do to comfort her.
Going all out in her senior year, Leslee Von Gunten
became a varsity cheerleader as well as a softball
player. "I just wanted to make my last year a memora-
ble one." Her sister is a junior varsity cheerleader too.
As well as sports, Leslee was the editor of "Wave-
length," the school's newspaper.
Having a serious boyfriend, playing softball for the
first time, as well as cheering for the first time, and being
the editor of the newspaper definitely kept senior Les-
lee Von Gunten busy. Amanda Bliss
With eyes fixed on the ball,
sophomore Laura Von Gunten
drives into the ball in practice.
Laura and her sister Leslee
both played softball.
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Playing the "hot corner"
(third base) was a piece of cake
for Luann Gentry. Luann, who
also starred on the volleyball
team was a team leader as a
Junior April Thompson
played infield and proved to
be strong at the plate for the
Lady Blue Wave.
Concentrating on her target, sophomore Karen Pee-
bles realized that pitching is not only harder than it
looks but it is probably the most important position on
They lived in the same house, they had
the same car, and now they're sharing suc-
cess. Trent Loseke was following in his
brother's footsteps, but now he's jumping
Though he started competing only five
years ago, Loseke, a junior, has become
quite a successful swimmer.
This year, he competed as a full time
swimmer and placed 14th in state competi-
tion with a time of 55.66 seconds in the 100
Loseke, who has liked swimming since
age four, enjoys the 100 yard backstroke
and "Swimming fast and winning." He hopes
to get a scholarship to a college with a
good swimming program, and aspires to be
in the 1992 olympics.
Although Loseke is not sure about what
he wants to do with his life, he is certain he
will figure out what he wants while in col-
lege. Right now he plans on working hard in
school and fulfilling his dreams of being suc-
cessful at the thing he loves most, swimming.
The swim team, as featured
left to right: Carrie Hoyle,
Sara Hartman, Erika Francis,
Trent Loseke, David Cox,
Sean Becht, April Shille, Da-
vid Arnold, Kelsey Poe, Jaelyn
Crews, Chet Moody, Sean
Devlin, Laura Becht, Jacquie
Will, Ted Lincoln, Greg Gold-
faden, Todd Cooper, and Shel-
Individually speaking, P.K.'s swim team was very
successful this year. Though many people were on
the swim team for the first time and the team lost 11
seniors, the swimmers did place first in many events
and six of the team members qualified for state
Todd Cooper, a first year swimmer, broke a
school record in the 100 yard breaststroke with a
time of 1:26. Cooper, a freshman, was very proud of
his accomplishment and says he will "do even better
Although the only team that won any event was
the girls' medley relay team, many people won first
place in their individual events. David Arnold, who
has been on the swim team for a number of years,
placed first in his best event, the 100 yard back-
stroke. And Carrie Hoyle, also a ninth grader and
veteran swimmer, won 1st place in the 100 yard
Many of the students on the swim team contrib-
uted much of their success to their sponsor, Susie
Miller. Mrs. Miller, showing her pride in the team,
said, "They did so well this year; I know they'll be a
big success next year."
Erica Francis, a junior, said, "Just going to the
meets makes it all worthwhile." This year, Francis
placed first in the 100 yard backstroke and the 50
Some of the students on the team, like Chet
Moody, swim all year long. Moody, a 7th grader,
qualified for state competition in diving. Swimming
all year long gives the student a chance to learn and
perfect skills when they are not in competition.
Most of the swimmers agree that they will be
back again next year, in full force. And, as Todd
Cooper said, until then, they'll keep kicking.
Without a splash, diver Jae-
lyn Crews performs an almost
perfect dive. The entrance
into the water, as well as form
is the criteria the judges
looked for in the meets she
In her best event, Erica Fran-
cis, who has been on the P.K.
Yonge Swim Team for five
years, competes against Buch-
holz in the 100 meter back-
In perfect form, Chet Moody,
a seventh grader, shows off his
skills. Although this was
Moody's first year on the swim
team, he qualified for state
competition in diving.
Tennis has been around centuries. It has enter-
tained royalty for years. Though the P.K. tennis
team doesn't quite qualify for Wimbleton, they do
give it there best shot.
Tennis has become quite popular this year at
P.K. Coach Betsy Creveling had to hold tryouts and
eliminations for the boys team this year. "This is
the first year that I can remember that people wer-
en't automatically on the team for picking up a
racket," said senior Zeba Solomon, who has been on
the team for four years.
In addition to the returning players several new-
comers look very promising. Middle schoolers are
also taking part in the sport this year.
With all the competition taking place within the
boys team, not all of them get to play at every
match. "If you want to play, you not only have to be
aware of the competition of your opponents but of
your teammates as well," said senior Christopher
Lins about the situation. With only six positions
available, the team takes them seriously. "You
learn never to let your guard down or you'll lose
your place," said newcomer James Scarratt.
The girls team experienced a growing year and
had some success in the Suwannee Conference.
Many of the girls were young and inexperienced,
but the team was anchored by the solid play of
Laura Zuckerberg, who was the top player, and
Christy Cruikshank, in the #2 spot. First year play-
er Jessica Parlipiano commented that she enjoyed
the sport, "because I get my aggression out by hit-
ting the ball instead of yelling at people."
For the second straight year
Junior Brian Barret has held
the first seed position. Barret
has been a strong force on the
boys team for several years.
Clowning around at a game,
Senior Zeba Solomon holds
the second seed. Solomon has
been on the team since his
Awaiting the return at a
home game against GHS, Sen-
ior Christopher Lins wears
blue and white to represent
the school colors before the
team got uniforms.
Dawn Richardson is a freshman at P.K. Yonge this
year. She has attended P.K. since kindergarten, which
makes her a "Lifer". Down enjoys playing tennis for
P.K. Yonge and plans to continue through high school.
This is Dawn's second year on the P.K. Yonge tennis
team. "Matches still make me nervous though. You see, I
do like them, but I don't know how the other person
Dawn's mother is the typing teacher here at P.K.
Yonge, but played tennis during her high school and
college years. Dawn has two sisters, Alison and Ra-
chelle, who also play tennis. Rachelle, now at North
Carolina State University, is Down's older sister. "Ra-
chelle has taught me alot about tennis, and inspired me
when she won a tennis scholarship to N.C. State," says
In the future Dawn hopes to join the Air Force, "but
right now getting a scholarship for tennis is my firs,
priority, the Air Force is next. I wont to follow in m,
sister's footsteps, but still be my own person."
Practicing with a teammate, Senior Tina Gelatt, warms
up before a game at the P.K. courts. *
1989 Girls Team Members: Sarah Thomas, Tina Gelatt,
Jessica Parlipiano, Dawn Richardson, Laura Zucker-
berg, Karith Brandt, and Christy Cruikhsonk 1989 Boys
Team Members: Brian Barret, Zeba Solomon, E.Z.
Jones, James Scarrett, Chris Lins, Ivor Kincaid, Levi
Akers, and Steve Siedzik
Sky's the Limit
When you attend a high school track meet the main
attractions are the sprinters, long distance runners and
the jumpers, you don't really pay to much attention to
the pole vaulters.
Senior David Giesel has filled that role of the team
vaulter. This summer David attended a vaulting camp at
the University of Florida, and since then he has become
an outstanding vaulter. "At first the only reason that I
vaulted was because the team needed someone to
vault, but when I got the hang of it, I vaulted because of
the fun involved."
Head coach Dr. Bonaccorso, feels that the sky is the
limit for a David, that he could be as good as he wants
to be. "David has unlimited potential, and he could be
the athlete that the rest of his teammates look up to for
Track team members included (from left to right) David
Giesel, Auguste Zettler, Darrell Ellis, Julie Johnson, An-
etrice Strobles, Tahra Edwards, and Amy Mickle, Also
(not pictured) Tasha Willis, Erika Francis, Michelle
Walker, Tracy James, Thys Ouderland, Herschel John- t '
son, Josh Anderson, Willie Jackson, Trevor Hanley, .
Israel Wilcox, and coaches Roy Silvers and Dr. B. .
This year's track team was strong having re-
turned several veteran athletes and with the help of
a few new faces.
The strongest field athlete was Tracy James, who
this year was able to combine his size, strength and
technique to become one of the top discus and shot
put throwers in the state. The sprinting department
excelled with the addition of Darrell Ellis and Mark
Ford both transfers from G.H.S. The P.K. Yonge
track team has always been known for its great dis-
tance runners and this year was no exception as two
of the top runners in the state returned; Herschel
Johnson and Joe Orser. Herschel who won the 2A
state Cross Country meet was expected to win the 2-
mile coming into this year. Joe's intelligent running
style ranks him among the top in the state.
As for the girls, they returned the iron woman of
the team, Julie Johnson. She contributed to the
track team with her ability to endure long distance
running. Also returning was the majority of the
4x100 meter team, Michelle Walker, Amy Mickle,
and Tasha Willis, and they were as strong as ever.
And returning from a back injury, Erika Francis ran
hurdles as she did as a freshman.
Amy Mickle turned out to be a standout this year
as a freshman. She was among the area's best in the
triple jump. The girls relay team was also a top
competitor. Willie Jackson was in the top of the
pack in boys triple jump.
On a whole this year's track team is considered to
be one of the best in school history, having had more
athletes qualify for the Florida Relays, than ever in
past years. Herschel Johnson, Joe Orser, Trevor
Hanley, Willie Jackson, Julie Johnson, Lunetta
Williams, Felicia Cook, and the girls 440 relay team
were among those to qualify.
Already possessing great strength, junior
Tracy James concentrated on his technique
to become an outstanding discus thrower.
Senior David Giesel worked on his up-
per body strength to improve his pole
vaulting skills. Pole vaulting required
speed, strength, technique, and a kami-
kaze attitude. (Inset) As a sophomore
Julie Johnson was considered the "iron
woman" of the girls team.
With the phenomenal success of last year's team,
who would have thought it could have been repeat-
ed? Coach Griff Jones did, and with his guidance,
the Lady Wave volleyball team ended with a 17-4
record. With the loss of Nikki Brockington, Coach
Jones had to find a new setter. He gave the job to
sophomore Melanie Chandler, and junior Kim Rob-
erts, a new member of the team. Backed by the
volleyball coaching experience of Coach Griff
Jones, the team beat some of its toughest competi-
tion, including Newberry and Interlachen. One
game in particular was the regional game against
Interlachen. The Lady Waves lost to Interlachen
earlier in the season, so beating this team was a
great team triumph. The one disappointment was
the loss to Jacksonville Bolles. Although PKY had
lost to them the previous year, the Wave achieved
Coach Jones's goal of becoming a better team at the
end of the season.
The Lady Wave Volleyball team is made up of
some dedicated young girls, who are backed up by a
dedicated coach. Senior Luann Gentry led the team
in kills, junior Tasha Wills in serves, and Captain,
Senior Rhonda Johnson, in saves. Senior Lisa Bush
said, "Everyone is a key player, you can't have one
without the other." The season said it all about the
team, but Senior Luann Gentry said, "It's a team
sport and everyone has to cooperate to win." And
that they did.
The Lady Wave coach, Griff
Going up for a kill, senior Preparing for a game, soph- Jones gives the team a pep talk
Luann Gentry looks to gain more Melanie Chandler, and before a match against the
more points for the Lady junior Tasha Wills practiced Williston Red Devils. The var-
Wave. Gentry made the All their blocks with coach. Griff sity team defeated Williston
Sun team for her outstanding Jones. Mr. Jones also teaches every time they were pitted to-
season, high school physics. gether.
The Lady Wave Volleyball team was very
strong this year. With a record of 17-4 their
season ended successfully. The players and
the coach this year felt that even though
they lost out in the sectionals, the team im-
proved all around. Everybody stuck togeth-
er and performed like a team.
This year the varsity team had four sen-
iors. One, Rhonda Johnson, felt that the var-
sity team had an almost identical season as
last year's. Rhonda, along with a few others,
were considered leaders.
Rhonda has been playing volleyball for
about five years. When she was in eighth
grade, she was moved up to play on varsity.
Rhonda feels that her varsity coach that
year, Victor Cohen, helped make her into
what she is today.
looking back at this year's season, she
feels that her best memory was the game
against the Newberry Panthers. P.K. blew
them out in front of a large number of New-
berry fans. Her worst memory was the dev-
astating loss to Jacksonville Bolles during
When asked who she thought would be
an asset to the varsity team in future years
she answered, "Tasha Wills, because she
has a lot of experience and her performance
in previous years."
L-R Melanie Chandler, Tasha Wills, Heather Hall,
Rhonda Johnson, Head Coach Griff Jones. Bottom
Row: L-R Luann Gentry, Lisa Bush, Adrienne Hines, Pam
Brooker, and Kim Robertson make up the 1988-89 Lady
f Wave Volleyball team.
In The Air
"I can run circles around my brother,"
were surprising words coming from eighth
grader Julie Johnson. She is the younger
sister of Herschel Johnson but has made
quite a name for herself in various P.K.
sports. She runs the mile and two mile for
the track team and has played soccer for
as long as she can remember. This year
Julie gave up running cross-country to play
j.v. volleyball. Julie was actually recruited
to play and she was an integral part of the
first j.v.team to win a game in three years.
"Losing brought the team down but we
tried to keep our spirits up," she contin-
ued, "we'll be more experienced and
know how to play as a team better next
After reminiscing about the season, she
concluded, "The best part of playing were
the bus trips and volleyball is fun because
you don't get beat up, just a few bruises on
my arms." However, she did admit, "I
didn't mind spending ten dollars for the
shorts but the uniforms have to go. They're
twenty years old."
Julie, who will play volleyball again
next year, concluded, "When I'm a senior,
I'll do the same stuff I do now, but I'll have
a lot more fun."
Bottom row: Jaime Franks, Toni Ficara, Tiffany Hall.
Top row: Coach Jackie Brake, Karen Peebles, Robin
Weinrich, Julie Johnson, and Amanda Joiner. Coach
Brake graduated from P.K. Yonge in 1986 and will
return for her third year of coaching.
For the second year in a row, the J.V. volleyball
team didn't win a regular season game, but that
didn't dampen spirits going into the Gainesville
Volleyball Officials Association Invitational Tour-
nament. The Blue Wave was pitted against Oak
Hall, G.H.S., and Santa Fe High School. Tiffany
Hall, an excellent server, setter, and defensive play- :i
er, sprained her ankle in the first game but played
anyway. Under the leadership of Coach Jackie .
Brake and sophomore Karen Peebles, the team ral-
lied to beat Oak Hall 15-7, 15-6. Not only did the
team win its first game of the year but they placed
third in the tournament, after barely losing to
G.H.S. and Santa Fe. Coach Brake said, "We
seemed to keep our heads in the game even when we
were behind." Karen Peebles said, "I didn't look at
the score; I just played until somebody won."
The victory brought a cheerful conclusion to this
year's season and a few girls are already looking W
forward to extending their one game win streak
Way Up -
Karen Peebles and Tiffany Hall moved up to the
varsity team to complete their season, and Laurie
Webb, a devout volleyball fan, said, "They should
have been moved up a long time ago. I was very
impressed with their performances." Christo-
With complete concentration
on the ball, eighth grader
Jaime Franks prepares to
knock one of her earth-shat-
tering serves over the net.
Serving was one of the team's
stronger attributes but spik-
ing was one of the weakest due
to a lack of height on the J.V.
Rising to the occasion, Toni Perfect form and months of
Ficara leaves the ground to re- practice enabled Karen Pee-
turn a spike, as Tiffany Hall bles to be one of P.K. Yonge's
approaches to back her up. top volleyball players. Julie
The Blue Wave used team- Johnson watches intensely as
work and concentration to Karen demonstrates the right
outsmart and defeat their op- way to "bump."
Of the P.K. lifters junior Tracy James would have to
be the best. Tracy first started lifting in ninth grade,
barely benching 135 pounds. Since then he has shat-
tered a few P.K. school records. He holds the Super
Heavy Weight bench record with a lift of 355 Ibs.
Tracy also holds school records for clean and jerk (225
Ibs.), the combined total (565 Ibs.), deadlift (420 Ibs.),
and the bench and deadlife total (740 Ibs.l.
His first year on the team Coach Roy Silvers named
Tracy the MVP. When asked about Tracy, Coach
Silvers said, "Tracy has alat of natural of ability, he
works hard, and has a great desire to succeed.
Last year he qualified for state, but was unable to
attend due to a death in the family. On his success
Tracy says, "I worked long and hard, and I never gave
Tracy James is definitely a force to be dealt with
whether in football, track, or weightlifting. He is a great
tribute to P.K. athletics.
Pictured are the lifters (1st row Aubrey Hart,
Jack Fugate, Jaime Burns, Colby Clifford, Josh
Anderson, and Eric Hammock). Back Row (Thys
Ouderland, Tracy James, Coach Roy Silvers,
Erin Coe, Jeff King and Jimmy Rarek.
Putting out maximum effort is part-time lifter
Mark Ford. He also was a member of the J.V.
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Mr I i. 'r
The P.K. Yonge weightlifting team of '88 did not
have a great winning percentage, but in 1989 they
plan on having a great year. The Blue Wave have
eliminated most of their long time rivals. They have
added a few more teams that they should be a little
more competitive against. The team is competing
against Branford, Bell, Mayo, Bronson, Trenton,
Keystone, and Newberry.
The top lifters on the team are Tracy James, Jack
Fugate, Jeff King, Thys Ouderland, and Jayson and
Jaime Lefebvre. Tracy and Jack ended up last
years's season by qualifying for state. Jack finished
5th at the meet in the 123 pound weight class. Tracy
was unable to attend the competition, but he plans
to be there this year. "I have qualified for state, and
I plan on being there." Things are looking as if the
weightlifters will have a very promising season.
They have almost everyone coming back from last
year. The experience will definitely help them in
the long run to bid for a winning record.
The State Championship for weightlifting was
held in Arcadia Fl. this year. Qualifiers for state
included Jack Fugate, Tracy James, Jeff King, and
Thys Ouderland. Tracy was considered to be a
strong contender for winning state in the Super
Heavyweight category. He benched as much as 365
lbs., and clean and jerked 245. Joining Tracy in the
Super Heavyweights is senior lifter Thys Ouder-
land. Jack Fugate will be lifting in the 132 lb. class.
He benches 205 and cleans 170 lbs. Jeff King will be
lifting in the 165 lb. class.
Achieving the unbelievable,
Tracy James attempts to
bench 360 pounds! He is a top
lifter for the Blue Wave. He
qualified for state during their
Warming up for the big lift,
Jimmy Rarek plays around
with some "light weight."
With the usual give it all he's
got attitude, Reid Fogler
pushes himself pass his limita-
tions. He was also a big play
man with the football team.
66 than the people at Buchholz, and there's all
They're better than the people at Buchholz, and there's all
different kinds; everybody basically gets along. By the time you're a senior,
everyone you either want or need to know, you know. Senior Matt Re-
mier I've been here since kindergarten and I know most of the people
here. It's great that everyone knows everyone else, but as far as the gossip goes,
it's horrible. Junior Michelle Brooten
V I D U
In a proper retrospective, looking back 15 to 20 to 25 years
is the norm. But, like P.K. Yonge, this is an exception, and
so 18 years we travel back in time to the year we were born:
The '71 P.K. Yongester followed the theme of change;
of participating in experiments and clubs, and of a new-
found openness betwixt student and teacher. The football
team experiences yet another winning season, and spirit
runs rampant with student organizations such as the Key
Club and Keyettes.
But as a brick and mortar monument, P.K. remains es-
sentially the same. The creek deck may be gone, and mod-
ern science labs installed, but there is the unmistakable
familiarity of the many grassy slopes, the corner "window
seats," and the lay-back library chairs; beckoning distract-
ed, mischievous students from their academic tasks.
During the days with J.B. Hodges as director, there were
many familiar faculty faces; Nancy Baldwin, Wendel Ab-
bott, Dr. Paul Becht, and Peter McCall, in their youth and
full heads of hair. And what does '71 faculty member Peter
McCall remember best about the year? "All the girls, even
the teachers, wore very short skirts. Yeah boy, I loved teach-
ing back then ... "
Continuing to get closer to the recently ex-
plored realm of space, the class of 1971's
rocket club sponsored by Dr. Paul Becht,
shows their rockets to the school.
A face of the 70's shows individuality as it
has always been at P.K. Yonge.
The 1971 Meade Library hasn't changed too
much, but the installation of new lights this
year was a much needed change. A member
of the 1971 class sleeps in a chair that is still
around and used by many P.K. Yonge stu-
Friday are popular with
most seniors who have Mrs.
Nancy Dean for an English
teacher, shown here by life
Doug Caulderwood, as he re-
laxes and gets into his book.
Enjoying the aspects of final-
ly being a senior, lifer KristP
Hair dresses up for the senior
Halloween lunch. No on(
without a costume was al
lowed to enter the luncheon.
After 13 years
What exactly is a "Lifer"?
To members of the criminal element, it means spending
the rest of your natural existence in a small cell with a
chance of parole in 25 years. To some P.K. Yonge students,
it's much the same thing, but without the parole.
"It's not that I don't like P.K. Yonge, but boy will I be
glad to graduate! Thirteen years in the same place can get
awfully tiring!" This observation, made by senior David
Giesel, is the general reply of a Lifer on a bad day. Senior
Lifer Hillary Broward agreed, "If I'm having a really bad
day, then I absolutely hate this place. But most of the time
it's not so bad."
Not all lifers are as cynical about their time at P.K.
Yonge. Senior Danica Bernerd has really appreciated her 13
years here. "I've made some really good friends here that I
wouldn't have been able to make if I'd been skipping from
school to school."
Being a Lifer at P.K. Yonge is a privilege though those
who hold it may not always see it as such. Hillary Broward
noted, "As much as people complain about some of the
things that go on here, I don't think any of us would really
want to go anywhere else, and I know the Lifers wouldn't be
able to make it anywhere else."
Lifers are pictured at far left: Danica Bernard, Gretchen West, Krista
Hair. Hillar., Bronard. Aaron Cue. Rhonda Johnson, David Teply, David
C iersei. Joe Orser. Doug Cauldermood. Angie Jones, Eric McLarthy, Chris-
r.pher Da.;s, Kao Westiv and Willie Jackson. Liz Pactor
Seven transferring students spent their final year at P.K.
Yonge. Two were foreign, one was from out of state, one was
from Baldwin, Fla., and the three others were local trans-
Both originally from Puerto Rico, Luis Velez and Jona-
than Colon were the two foreign students.
Darius Williams, from Williston High School; Kara Lu-
parello, from Gainesville High School; and Kim Peters, who
was dually enrolled at G.H.S. and Santa Fe Community
College, made up the group of local transfers. James Scar-
ratt came from a large school in Virginia and Freddy John-
son came from Baldwin, Fla.
The seven different students jumped into P.K. activities
without much hesitation.
Jonathan Colon, Darius Williams, and Luis Velez all
played for the Varsity basketball team. "I liked playing
basketball, no matter where I am, but Coach Leath is a
plus." Jonathan Colon commented.
Their different backgrounds and interests were shared by
all the seniors who were glad to have "fresh blood" amongst
them. "Whenever a new student comes, they get a lot of
attention because the same ole' people have been here for so
long, a change is very welcome." Lifer Kao Westlye said. -
Waiting for school to start, Jonathan Colon
sits in his car after getting his brother to
school on time for zero period. Sleeping was
how Colon spent his time while waiting for
Print making was one of the few new
classes James Scarratt took his first and last
year at P.K. Yonge. Seven new seniors came
to P.K. Yonge this year.
Lunch time was a time for relaxaion; Darius
Williams lounges on the mounds by the
cafeteria, after filling his stomach. Rocky
Rococco's pizza was offered for the first time
this year and many students took advantage
of the new item.
- -- i"
As the rest of the class boards the bus sever-
al seniors wait for the trip to Paynes Prairie
to begin. This was the first seminar of the
After leaving the discussion groups, seniors
were allowed time to eat lunch and have
"fun". Everyone was responsible for bring-
ing their own food. Playing volleyball was
this groups idea of a good time, as they wait
for Brandon Caul to play the ball.
Don't fall off was the object to the game
shown by Anglea Jones, Karla Davis, and
Greta Hudson. Paynes Prairie offered many
ways to entertain yourself. Some students
choose to take a "wet walk" through the
marshes with a guide.
You wait your whole life to become a senior, to break loose
from high school and start a "real" life. Making your senior
year special is important.
This year seniors participated in several activities that
distinguished them from the underclassmen.
The tradition of senior seminar days was carried out,
starting off with the annual trip to Paynes Prairie. Students
learned about the usual stuff: sex, drugs, and love. "It was
really cool, the wet walk was a little too wet though." Kim
Senior Luncheons were the next best thing. They became
evident as seniors could be seen sprawled across the lawn
outside Mrs. Nancy Dean's room. Halloween and Christmas
were just two excuses to celebrate.
For the Halloween luncheon costumes were a necessity
because you were not allowed unless you were dressed for
the occasion. "I couldn't believe how many people dressed
up, we actually showed a little school spirit, well at least
class spirit, I think it really has something to do with being a
senior." said Danny Meade.
Many special things were planned for the seniors in hopes
of bringing fond memories to their last year of high school.
- Amanda Bliss
Class Clowns Jason Floyd and
Class Sinners Kao Westlye and
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Most likely to be successful: Sara Ba( n '
and Joe Orser.
Class Flirts Angie Jones, Darius
Williams, and Danica Bernard.
Most school spirit: Lunetta Wil-
Least likely to be swallowed by
this snake: Thys Ouderland.
Class Saints: Leslie VonGunten and Joe
Class Goons: David Teply, Troy Criss,
Brandon Caul, Darrell Ellis, and Danny
The senior class voted for the following
Most Athletic-Willie Jackson &
Class Flirts-Darius Williams, Angie
Jones & Danica Barnard
Class Clowns-Rhonda Johnson, Aaron
Coe & Jason Floyd
Class Sinners-Kao Westlye & Adam
Class Saints-:Leslie Von Gunten & Joe
Most School Spirit-John Worth &
Most Fun On An Island-Fawn Dillow &
Most Likely To Succeed-Sara Baden &
Gentry and Lana
Cheshire are two of
the very interesting
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Definitely rising to the top is junior art stu-
dent Karyn King. Karyn has been interested
in art most of her life. There are many differ-
ent facets of art she enjoys, but there is one
part of the field she loves most, "Creating
good art comes easy to me. The thing you need
most in creating is patience. It's the key to
everything." She thinks without patience you
would go mad with all the little details. Karyn
considers herself a good art student and feels
very confident when she's creating. Although,
she feels good about her art, Karyn doesn't
feel she has reached her full potential. "I feel I
am doing well, but I could do better," said
Karyn is also a soccer player. She doesn't
believe she'll get a scholarship in soccer, but
she's hoping for the one in Art.
Karyn King is a bright student with a bright
future, but the best of Karyn King is yet to
Practicing her creativity is
junior Karyn King. Karyn was
chosen as the most artistic ju-
nior student at P.K. She is also
a varsity cheerleader and
plays on the socer team.
Studying hard in Journalism
class is Boris Yaw. He's a Ju-
nior at P.K. Boris transferred
to P.K. in his Sophomore year
from South America
Hackysack became a lunch-
time tradition for juniors Gus
Hughes, Sesame Rapheal,
Ezra Freeman, and teacher,
Josh Hellstrom The game
originated in the orient to
train individuals to become
better coordinated with their
feet for martial arts.
Working out a problem on
the overhead proector, junior
Arnall Spann appears very
Being a Junior. \'hat's so great about it? "I
get to stay out later and I don't have to put up
with my brother." replied Karyn King. Along
with privileges comes responsibility. "I feel
that by the time a person becomes a junior.
they should be able to handle the responsibil-
ity of going out and coming in at a later hour."
replied junior Eric Williams.
Another thing about being a junior is that
you can sit around and contemplate being a
senior. lMost juniors talked about class rings
and off campus lunch. "I can't wait for off
campus lunch, graduation, and getting out of
Gainseville." commented junior Natasha Wil-
lis. "I can't wait 'till I'm a senior so I can play
varsity basketball, go off campus for lunch
and have a good time," replied newcomer ju-
nior Sesame Raphael. "The thing I can't wait
for is heading the entire school and having the
underclass look up to me," stated junior Erika
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Concentrating on her art
work, Heather Williams does
linoleum printing. A process of
carving out linoleum into a
pattern and then coloring it.
"Howdy," says Jane Harris
and Trista Johnston, sporting
their cowgirl outfits on Hal-
Before their presentation, ju-
niors Trista Johnston and
Trent Loeske wait patiently to
see if they are chosen for
Prince or Princess at this
Art class proved to be a real
pleasure class for many in-
cluding sophomore Julie
Worth. Mr. Abbott was not
only a good teacher, but also
an outstanding artist in his
Searching for her writing
folder, Lavonia Miller submits
her weekly writing assignment
for her sophomore English
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The excitement was almost
too much for sophomore
Whitney Lasseter in Spanish
II. Students learned Christ-
mas carols in Spanish as well
as a great deal of new grammar
Lunchtime was a special
meeting time for sophomores
near the lunchroom. Lyle Li-
vingood and Alex Gordon
horse around to impress the
girls nearly every day.
The first, day of school usually includes get-
ting reacquainted with old friends and intro-
ducing yourself to new faces. The sophomore
class welcomed Stephanie May, Jason Wil-
liams, Jody Owens, Alex Gordon. Jeff Stokes,
James Rarick. Mark Ford and a few others
who came later in the year.
Jason Williams attended Eastside last year
and left because, "I didn't like the people or
the atmosphere." He did acknowledge that
most of P.K. is centered around cliques. For
Alex Gordon. P.K. meant a better chance to
start in sports, including football, track, and
baseball. Alex said. "The teachers are more
personable. They're friendlier and easier to
get along with. I wish the students were too."
Or another new addition is Mark Ford from
G.H.S. His brother and sister both graduated
from P.K. and Mark has been on the waiting
list since Kindergarten. Mark was enthused
about joining the P.K. Family. Mark intends
to continue playing football, track, and bas-
ketball while at P.K. and hopefully find "a
Hyun Jou Lee
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Spanish proved to be diffi-
cult for many sophomors as
evidenced here as Ivor Kin-
caid seeks guidance from
Chris Doering. Spanish II
found sophomores mixed with
juniors and seniors in Ms Sa-
Athletics and academics.
Academics and athletics. Most
students in the school were in-
volved in both areas. Chris
Riemer was a hard working ex-
ample in both.
Early in the year, Mr. Abbott
helped sophomores Heather-
Estes, Janine Hamilton, and
Melanie Chandler with their
hand drawings. Many sopho-
mores took art classes as their
Taking a moment from their
L.M.S. class duties, Jaelyn
Crews, Don Heard, Jessica
Durban, and Billy Hart seem
to enjoy being freshmen.
L.M.S. is required for gradu-
ation and is most often com-
pleted during the ninth grade
On a misty P.K. morning,
freshmen Richard Davis and
Matt Smith toss an orange up
on the top field. A whole new
class of thirty students joins
P.K. each year in ninth grade.
The freshmen class of 1988-89 proved to be
a unique group of excited individuals. "They
have a lot of energy!" commented ninth grade
English teacher, Josh Hellstrom, as he rolled
his eyes. "If we can only get most of that ener-
gy motivated in a constructive direction, these
students will learn to succeed and succeed to
d What we wanted to learn about this ener-
getic group was what were some of their favor-
ite things to do, places to go, clothes to wear,
and music to listen to.
The mall was a favorite weekend hangout
this year. "We go there just to see other
friends, or get away from home," adds Dawn
S.. Richardson. Kids not only enjoyed the mall,
but also McDonalds across the street. Burger
King and Wendy's were close behind in popu-
./ /- .....Fashions were a definite "in" with this
. /. .. ~ .... ..freshman class. Jean Jackets made a big
splash at P.K. "L.A. Gear" was a hot high top/
low top shoe worn by many. All high schools
will have "in" fashions,what would we do
without them? Barbara Walker
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A truly talented artist, fresh-
man Ted Lincoln begins work
on a pencil drawing in Mr. Ab-
Mrs. Savinski's Spanish One
class was a challenge for most
freshmen. Here Katrina
Gaddy and Billy Hart share a
textbook as they practice oral
For treshnan Gabe \'alla. living on New-
nan's lake is perfect. The lake. w which is not a
ski lake and is so tull of alligators that you
couldn't \\ant \our dog to sw im in the water,
Is perfect because it is one u' the state's best
bas% lakes. And Gabe is a ba-s fishermaiin.
Gabe ,.r iA s hi,, o\nI jin boat with a motor
and keep it ready tr fishing at water's edge.
He tishet the lake oi.fen and has good s-ce-ss.
"In the spring, I've caught twenty\ or thirty
l-as- in .one pattern, a'-n." a\s \ ala. "The win-
ter is u.IIi[allv pretty slow." It v\ouI know much
about bass ti-hing yvou'd kniw that halt a doz-
en bas-' II a full day o:It t'ishing is n t a bad
tottal: T'wenty i- phenmen'al. Gabe's claim to
suih total- is nut bragging, but more a simple
statement .ti the lul h heha. had in the past.
I- there a future mi hass fishing? There has
been t.for Iorrmer P.Ki. -tudtent. Shaw (rigby.h
Gri-gsby is ,one of the top bass anglers in the
country and has won as much as $100,000 in a
single bass tournament (the Red Man Bass
Masters Tournament). Perhaps Gabe Valla
will be the next P.K. graduate to make it big
on the professional bass fishing circuit.
Sounds like an enjoyable way to make a living.
.....In LMS class, Anetrice Stro-
bles and Robert Wingard
study out of the textbook to
prepare themselves for an up-
coming quiz. LMS is a re-
quired course for graduation.
Participating in "Romeo
and Juliet" Sean Devlin and
Chirag Patel play-act the
meeting between Friar John
and Friar Lawrence.
Listening and making decisions as a group were among the mature tasks at hand for
the Student Government.
Discussing new policy are representa-
tives Ci.rnelia Matlor, Tasha Griffin.
Genna Boyd. Valerie Brison, and Tara
The Secretary Karla Davis and Treasur-
er La re Zuckerberg helped run the Stu-
dent Government meetings.
Getting involved in school, getting
involved in the community, just plain
Ever wonder how we get pep rallies, spirit week and fund
raisers? Decisions like these are left up to the student gov-
ernment. Heather Hall is the president of the high school
student council and she pretty much runs the show. Presi-
dents of the freshman, sophomore, and junior class help
her review opinions of the other students not in student
council meetings. A representative from each of the adviso-
ry groups attend the meetings and report what went on the
next day during advisory. This keeps the students in-
volved. This year Gloria Weber, a high school math teach-
er, is the faculty sponsor of student council.
Every Thursday, meetings are held in Mrs. Weber's class
room during advisory. Mrs. Weber's advisory meets in Mrs.
Every year student council does things for the school and
the community. This year they had a
contest involving the March of Dimes. 7 *
Every advisory brought in as many V working
dimes as they could spare. These were M akin
donated to charity. Along with money aling
they also organized a food drive. This
was held for the hungry and homeless of
This year. in addition to approving the fall homecoming
week for football. they added a spirit week and homecom-
ing that took place during the basketball season. This first
was a success and maybe the start of a new P.K. tradition.
Student government sponsor Mrs.
Gloria Weber directed affair.. Directing
Student Go\ernment was no easy
Student Council President Heather Hall
and Vice President Tasha Willik direct-
ed acti.it;is. met v.ith faculty and ad-
ministrator;s, aid helped shape school
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Here are some proud "egg"
mothers and fathers from Ms.
ers" class. Through raising the
eggs, students learned the re-
sponsibilities of parenthood.
Do you remember those after school spe-
cials that taught you all about the responsibil-
ities of life? Do you remember the ones that
taught you about drugs, drunk driving, and
teen pregnancies? You can bet Kathy Young
remembers them. She felt it was time that we
taught those lessons in school rather than
learning them during an occasional hour or
two of television. Ms. Young's students tack-
led many of the same problems in a very real-
istic manner in her "Consumers-Producers"
This class was created especially for eighth
graders because they are just beginning to re-
alize and take on some real responsibilities in
their lives. "Hopefully this will help prepare
them for the future," said Ms. Young. Among
other things, the students learn how to bal-
ance budgets, apply for jobs, pay taxes, make
out shopping lists, and find apartments to
Students also learn about social problems
such as drugs and teen pregnancy.
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Learning about the real ex-
periences of life, David
McDonough and Toni Ficara
team up in the game of "Pay-
Middle schoolers often times
had more spirit than anyone
else at football games. Here
they cheer on the Blue Wave
varsity team at Florida Field.
Knowing that academics
grades weigh heavily toward
college admittance, Brian Fey
works hard to keep his GPA
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The most popular "balanced"
lunch for middle schoolers
seemed to be a slice of pizza in
one hand and a sack of french
fires in the other. "Rocky
While his friends relax on the
couch, Sam Kesl pouts beside
them in Social Studies class.
With the learning styles put to
use many students enjoyed
the classroom relaxed atmo-
I Eric it-.U I 3
Rocco" pizza was sold for the
first time this year to under-
classmen without off campus
The paperback book section
in some classrooms was a fa-
vorite spot for many seventh
graders like Jenny Crane.
In their social studies classes,
6th grade students learned
about Egyptians, Mayans, and
many other cultures.
Dong Won Lee
a.4R'. -vl,.; "B Three seventh graders. Sarah Coe, Stoney
Sharpe, and Kristin Brown participated in the
S"Theater for the Deaf"' this year.
Theater for the Deaf TTD was founded in
... . .. .1985 by Sybil Odom. who is presently acting as
its director. TTD is a group of kids that puts
on plays that are spoken as well as done in sign
language. This year they put on "'Beaut\ and
Kristin Brown said, "I think it's really fun
because it teaches you how to communicate
with deal people."
When asked w\hy she participated in the
S program Sarah Coe explained, "W'e do it be-
cause we like the attention and it's fun while
helping people learn sign language."
The group toured area schools, including
P.K., and finished their tour with six produc-
tions of the play at the Hippodrome.
All the students involved enjoyed t.he exper-
ience, but Stoney Sharp described it best
when he said, "I loved it! It is the best thing in
Sthe entire known universe. There aren't many
;:?W Ithings better than it, except breathing."
,- Kirsten Popper
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The sixth grade is a time of adjustment.
For some sixth graders this is a time of
exciting discoveries and new friendships. For
others it is a time of anxiety and confusion.
"It's mainly fun. One good thing is that we
get to eat outside and we get to eat Rocky
"It's harder than the fifth grade because you
have to change classes for the first time and
you don't know where to go.
"I don't like it because we have to do more
work than we did in elementary. I wish I was
A chance to enjoy a one-to-
one teacher-student ratio was
a big advantage for some sixth
graders like Jamika Young
seen here with an intern from
the University of Florida.
One of the new teaching stars
at P.K. was Tracy Cook. Ms.
Cook was a favorite with stu-
dents Latrice Strappy, Ashley
Wood, and Jamika Young.
Sixth grade was a period of
transition for most sixth grad-
ers and teachers like Ms. Cook
made that difficult move
i ,. Carrie
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Showing a genius for card-
board car making, Ola Hat-
chett and Jackie Strappy take Sixth grade is a time for won-
their vehicle for a spin in the der and excitement. Here
classroom. Sixth graders made Robin Parker and Wesley
the often-difficult transition Hentrick search the globe as
"across the creek." they study geography.
Little kids ran in the 1988 Blue
Wave Run too, once they got their
shoes on. Dr. Frank Bonaccorso, a Bi-
ology teacher at P.K., helped with
various aspects of putting the run on.
Waiting for an answer, second year
History teacher Mr. Tom Anderson
hopes his blackboard notes help the
Time to go home and relax after a
hard day of running; Mrs. Besty
Crevling is pulled away from P.K. di-
rector Dr. Jack Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins
travelled to Washington, D.C. this
year for his first marathon.
W'ith a hi1i'in thin' tI di. Nlr. Pat
Birnr_; keep. the iront jtfii e rin ,ri.
ing -rder Ariy% Yer i t he phori-;,
greering guv-;ts. t.%ping arid helphipt
4rudenr aic. oniI a ff-v. oft her mn%.n
Fishinigmn hier spari ,inie. NIrz. Nan-
cy Dean help iolt the eiernrntar%
,ehrn.I with their r tIundrtiiser if the
.Near. Mrlr. Dean %xas !, firiaiwt in 'si-
'f The 'T(t,:i ht.r -C thvi. Ye-ar iawjrd
that 6%e t,-.~i tecichus stttvi
Curious whether any P.K.
Yonge students were interest-
ed in teaching, the Blue Wave
staff questioned why they
would become a teacher or
why they wouldn't:
"I just wanna be a teach-
er, but they have to be
kindergarten age so if
they get into fights I'll be
able to break them up."
"I would never teach! I'd
end up disrupting my
"I wouldn't want every-
one to hate me, but
you'd have to do your job
so ... I just wouldn't
"Maybe for a day, that
way I could send my en-
tire class to Time Out,
yeah I'd do it for the
"I've already got other
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An administrator's job has
many facets to it. Which is the
hardest? When the question
was asked of P.K. students
and staff they came up with
some interesting thoughts.
"I think the paper work
thev have to do, it's so
time consuming, many
people leave administra-
tion because of it."
Mrs. Lynn Randazzo
"Deciding to let kids go
off campus for any activ-
ity, because their scared
of law suits."
"Finding ways to make
students' lives more dif-
"Figuring out who they
are going to bust next."
"Trying to do the impos-
sible: Be the students
friends and doing their
job 100 ."
Posing for a shot, high school princi-
pal Mrs. Chris Morris and director
Dr. Jack Jenkins smile. P.K. under-
went many changes this year with the
guidance of both Mrs. Morris and Dr.
Lending a helping hand, elementary
and middle school Principal Mrs.
Jean Brown finds herself busy all the
Working to make the school a better
place, Dean Carrie Parker and Mrs.
Wanda Smith make sure everything
is working like clockwork. Many new
rules added to P.K. Yonge, kept the
guidance office even busier.
Students can never be in the wrong
as middle school Asst. Principal Mr.
David Capez finds it difficult getting
down to business with two students.
6 6 On the weekends I get together with my friends and we
just do whatever: go to a game, or just hang out. Sophomore Whitney
Yes, I think my weekends consist of average student weekends:
sittingaund making lists of thi sI need to do, then totally disregarding the
lists and heading for the beach. History teacher Mac Duggins
you're sort of isolated during the week, on the weekends I like to visit my
friends from other schools and go to the mall or something like that. 8th
grader Dara Bernard
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On Beach D3ay. seniors Reid Fogier. John
Worth, and Jeff King prepare to ride the
waves. Chris Reimer was a security guard
and Coach Clif'ord was the .tack,
"This year they picked days that were
fun and that you could interpret in
more than one way." Margie Eno
Fifties Day uas one of the eam-est to dress for and one of the most popular days of spirit
veek. IMrs. Richardson and senor. Lunetta Williams, John Worth, and Tina Gelett seem to
be enjoying them.sEL ..
Spirit week, the week leading up to homecoming, was
Dedicated to interesting costumes and fun themes to
help students show their spirit. The themes were: Paja-
ma Day, Jungle Day, Beach Day, Fifties Day, and Blue
and White Day. Freshman Margie Eno said, "This year
they picked days that were fun and that you could inter-
pret in more than one way." Many students agreed that
Pajama Day and Jungle Day were the most fun, although
some felt that spirit overall was lacking.
For many years students have complained that foot-
ball was the only sport that rated highly enough to be
given a spirit week. So this year we added a week dedi-
cated to basketball and although the theme days didn't
see much of a response, the Friday pep rally was a blast.
On the whole, the spirit weeks were successful. The
only complaint was the general lack of involvement. Sen-
ior John Worth said, "If one were to empty the whole
school out and put all new people into the school, then
maybe more people would dress up and create a bigger
success for spirit week."
The pep rally itself was a big success. Be-
\aze fore the goofy games started, the male teach-
aze ers dressed up as women and challenged the
girls varsity basketball team. Then cheer-
leaders led everyone in uplifting cheers while
the boys varsity team competed in a slam
dunk contest. Buchholz transfer ninth grader Carl
Brown shocked everyone when he won the contest with
three impressive dunks. The spirit stick challenge was
last. The winners again? The SENIORS!
Sophomore .Jackie Will played guitar as they
"aired" the group \'isen". The basketball pir-
it week ended complete with a DJ.
On Friday, we
held a pep rally
before our big
City. Atter our
97-76 victory, we
held our air band
the contest was a
dance. One ju-
nior said, "'We
more dances like
that. It seemed
'\as having a
good time, and
thought that a
week would be
fun, but in the
end it seemed
Playing along, Mr. Wentzlaff agrees t(
mimic the idlJy actions of Heather Hall
Homecoming wouldn't be the
. same without High Tide. Home-
coming is a time for school spirit and
"High Tide helps keep action going on around
homecoming and helps get people excited about the
game," explains senior Ava Lavagnino.
High Tide isn't only about the football game, how-
ever, it's about the school! It gives the students a
chance to make fun of the faculty! "I liked watching
Wentz make a fool of himself," said senior Lisa McCall
jokingly, "I also liked watching Heather, Jason, and
Barry host High Tide, they were funny." Many people
enjoyed the hosts as they joked and taunted one an-
other, and kept transition from skit to skit smooth and
Skits, this year, were organized and performed by
various advisory and student groups. Probably the fa-
vorite skit of the evening was done by seniors Jack
Fugate, Heather Hall, Rhonda Johnson, and Chris Pi-
sarri who poked fun at the school tar-
dy policies. Students acted out teacher
and administrative roles and received
r Ferns roars from the crowd.
erns High Tide brings everyone in the
school together. It is designed for
"yonge" and old to get together for the
simple purpose of having a good time.
"I plan to be at High Tide next year to
crown the next homecoming king," said this year's
graduating senior Willie Jackson. As always, alumni
showed up at this year's High Tide, after all, this is a
P.K. family, and it's always nice to visit home.
Rhonda ,ohnson. Chris Pisarri, and
Heather Hall act out a typical P.K. day.
Despite the trouble starting the bonfire this year, cheerleaders Erika Francr and Karen
King make the be-t of the .itustion
Escorting Sweetheart Tritta Johnston
down the stairs. Heartthrob Trent Loeske
behaves like a perfect gentleman.
1988-1989 homecoming King and Queen, Willie Jackson and Heather
"Presenting 1988-89 Homecoming
Queen and King, Heather Hall and
*(;t 4 For most schools', special activities held in the gym are
no big deal, but at a school like P.K., steeped in rich
Theatrical tradition, such unprofessional surroundings
Sbreed disappointment. Due to the renovations of the
Auditorium, the class of 89's homecoming was held in the
To combat visibility and hearing problems, the uni-
versity sent over a portable stage, complete with dozens
I of potted plants, hoping to add elegance to the nominees
as they made there way through the drafty gym.
"I didn't mind having it in the gym, the plants added a
touch of class; it wasn't really all that different," re-
marked Homecoming King Willie Jackson.
... .- As the spotlight singled them out, the contestants
walked down a red carpet to the
stage. The mood was set with the
W hat a difference lighting, it also built the tension
during the announcements.
As usual, last year's King Chris
Talbird, came back to announce the
winners. Tasha Willis and Hershal Johnson claimed the
title of Princess and Prince while Willie Jackson and
Heather Hall were crowned King and Queen.
Crov.ned Prince and Princess, Herschel
Johnson and Tasha Willis
The Heartthrobs and Sweetheart.: i9th Grade
- Kimber Wilbar. BrianJ lionk & Genoa
Boyd 10th Grade Scott Stoner & Whitney
Lad-iter llth Grade Tr;ita John-ton &
Trent Loeske 12th Grade Luann Gentry &
Though it %as an honor to be nominated
b., classmates for an\ of the "roval"
positions, only a few were lucky enough to
Mo'ne. doe- the talking for high
ichonlerr eager to find a gLoid time
at local store? and re.taur.rant
"Hangouts? Whoever's parents are
out of town & where the liquid is,
that' where the hangout is." accord-
ing to junior Hillary Dennis.
Time of your life, huh kid? Wait a minute, what are
you laughing at? C'mon, you're young, have a few dollars
in your pocket, maybe a car, maybe a girlfriend or boy-
freind, and you're still not satisfied? Face it, high school
is the last free ride of your life. What other point in life
grants so much freedom and requires so little responsi-
bility. Maybe you have a job or play sports after school,
but that's still your choice. How can you say you're bored
when there is so much to do?
We're normally blessed with nice weather and there
are hundreds of outdoor activities to enjoy in our area.
Why sit at home and listen to your mother complain
when it is such a nice day outside. Most apartment com-
plexes have swimming pools, and
lakes aren't that far away. An hour
and half drive lands you at a luxuri-
H TT ous beach where you can fish, surf,
S apy swim and just catch some rays.
Those are a poor man's entertain-
ment; but there are amusement
parks all over Florida. When was the
last time you went to Disney World, Six Flags Over Geor-
gia, Busch Gardens, or Six Flags Over Atlanta?
Gainesville is definitely no resort town with casinos
and shows but it does offer night time activities like
movies, restaurants, plus there's always a party some-
where in town.
So just kick back with your
friends because you probably
won't be seeing them very much
once you graduate. Hanging
around Gainesville can be the
best part of these years so enjoy
Even high hlicol -tudenr, likE Amber
P.3tr rt u ii k ,linhIare l tll,-v .ie it-.nh e
at lhfr. RlitzrUhino n .'t-mv dtl dvo lan t
f'i i l. -f. t i nt..r)-.t-. arld t ljn tt hE
DTJL11g thE ohl l year rh rt h ere iS1.1 ;uncet; and Ii18 stinriles: how man.% did \%mli
tlike the timt-t .%att, h- Lakc .Ali ce i .3 bird d ia11iator sanLtuai-, in the middle of
rovn that attr.lLtz rnm rmntic aple~ and ivreiil rnthulia:tt.
time is home.
So, where do
they go and
what do they
there is this
road and ...
I go to Cafe
and have the
I vacuum the
I go to the
some one an in-
dividual? Is it
The people they
choose to be
The way the\
they eat lunch?
Or is it an intan-
gible sense of
make some one
,instead of just
There is no
right or wrong
answer to this
it's more cornm-
plex than that.
YOU an indi-
"There is no
one else in the
whole world like
"I'm an indi-
my goals, inter-
ests, and lite
me from main-
me an individ-
ual? The fact
that I answer
only to me."
ality and my su-
periority to my
One of the most physical plaJ'er, 4n the P K. hbr.. ( zcpccEr tesm. .J~LniCor D.IrrFi
ELlik takes an indilidijM apprr-joh tom. ird3 cwcer'E inherit hrut.a1irv.
E .,iring a fr-r 1-mi int. jun,,rn Clihris
Prughh sod Ezra Fretnt an dra%% qjll. %pic.
Sophomrn-rr Fi'.n, I d i'a.1
and Whf-Ltire'. (Chapmian exprt.-
"I'm just me, that's all. I don't try to be Cr;
different or alike or anything ... I'm :
Brian Gindy, Junior
What makes some one an individual? Is it their attitude?
The people they choose to be their friends? The way they
dress? Where they eat lunch? Or is it an intangible sense of
self reliance? What does make some one an individual in-
stead of just another number?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question; it's
more complex than that.
When asked what makes her an individual, senior Angie
Jones simply said, "my own personal style."
Junior Gus Hughes took a different viewpoint entirely.
He explained, "I'm not an individual. I'm a conformist. I
conform as much as anyone else. I'm not going to pretend
to be an individual."
P.K. Yonge takes an individual approach to its curricu-
lum and thereby attracts students who are motivated by
their individual desires rather than sim-
ply acting as a part of a group.
This individual approach to the cur- A-*
riculum is apparent through the wide va-A tc l
riety of classes that are offered at P.K.,
such as Japanese, aerobics, and mass media.
The individualistic attitudes of the students are appar-
ent through their sheer diversity. There is no typical stu-
dent at P.K., rather there is a mix of all different kinds of
people, with interests as broad ranging as their personal-
ifttiy a3nnglg himself tu best
wi hi i'.ork, Senior lon Birch
ntrastw his artwork \Mith that
Students at P.K. are involved
in a broad variety of activities,
some sing, others play sports,
even others participate in a vari-
ety of miscellaneous activities. No
student is stuck doing something
just because their friends are do-
ing it. At P.IK. students can be an
individual; they can do whatever
they want and are tree to pursue
their interests, whatever they
Expressing his individuality, Sen-
ior Zeba "Zebra" Soloman, lets
his lighter side show.
Newspaper staff seniors Laura Zuckerberg, Joe
Orser, and Jeff King work furiously to meet a dead-
line. Ms. Clifford's "Wavelength" was one of the
finest high school newspapers in the state.
The J. V. football team sweated, lost, and won
together. Terry Jackson and David (DJ) Mitchell
were two seventh graders who really helped the JV
Preparing for a quiz, Josh Anderson and
Brian Konik check one another's memory.
Middle schoolers Amanda Joiner and April No-
bles both look forward to high school but take the
time to enjoy middle school.
The front of the gym was a popular spot to
hang out before basketball practice for Nor-
man Webb and Jeremy Titus.
Track team buddies Jeanine Hamilton
and Laurie Webb spent some of their time
running for the Wave in the spring.
From cheerleading or basketball to track
were Michelle Walker, Tasha Willis, and
Cheerleaders Karyn King, Michelle Broo-
ten, Fawn Dillow, and Lunetta Williams
work together at the Halloween button
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The varsity basketball team celebrates with their hard-earned trophy held proudly aloft. The team won both the Suwanee Conference and
District Championships and had their eyes on STATE. Pictured here: Luis Velez, Trevor Hanley, Eric Williams, Darius Williams, Johnny
Grantham, Troy Criss, Arnell Spann, Willie Jackson, Dwayne Strawder, Todd Sullivan, and Jonathan Colon. Mike Walker is hidden
somewhere behind the taller players.
The boys soccer team didn't win as
often as they hoped but they were
Girls track sprinter, Tasha Willis always competitive. Chris Addison
cruises across the finish line. Tasha was enrolled at P.K. but took his
ran the sprints and the 440 yd. relay. classes at Santa Fe C.C.
The varsity baseball team was solid again this
year and was helped by the hitting strength of play-
ers like Brandon Caul.
Senior Danny Hall unleashes a strike during
practice as Jeff King looks for somebody to block.
Hey, over here Jeff!
Good vs. Evil. That's Elizabeth Pactor and Heather Hall.
After giving blood, Lance Posey A Halloween costume that
enjoys a snack. Joe Orser felt represented his
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Middle schoolers are amazed by In the dugout, Brian Gindy
the globe, and Darrell Ellis wait to bat.
P' u owi.
During the Halloween party,
Adam Parlapaino, Chris Pisarri
and Topher Davis attempt to
dunk Kieth Morrison in the ap-
Peering into the trash, Todd
Cooper, Ted Lincoln and Da-
vid Arnold don't like what
During lunch Whitney Lassiter and friends play a game.
In a Hi Tide skit Steven
Seidzik portrays the real Mac
Setting up for a game senior
Chris Pisarri waits for the
During Romeo and Juliet, Brian
Konik, Josh Anderson, Matt
Smith and Scott Baldwin take a
Making a magnificent dive is
sophomore Shelby Griffith. She
enjoys being on the swim team,
and should be a great attribute
Making a rebound is junior
guard Eric Williams. He was
one of the many keys to the
Blue Wave success this year.
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Making another great play is
senior sensation Luann Gentry.
She is one of the best volleyball
players to ever attend P.K.
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Showing her usual perfect
form is freshman Amy Mickle.
As a ninth grader, she was one of
the most important players for
the Lady Wave.
P.K.'s football team was
thrilled with the chance to per-
form at Florida Field.
Perfecting her game is senior
Heather Hall. She will be
missed by the volleyball team
Senior friends enjoy a basketball game at Idylwild
Bridgett Hair, Tracy Long, and Leslie Grace work diligently
on their art projects.
Lunch hour was a social hour for most
middle schoolers. Niyome Horton shows
her general disapproval of her lunch.
Good friends, good times! Michelle Harden, Heather
Williams, and Heather Millot are having a blast at a
Baseball seniors were: Reid
Fogler, Matt Reimer, Danny Hall,
Danny Meade, Brandon Caul,
Chris Pisarri, Adam Parlipiano,
and Todd Sullivan.
Deadlines, deadlines, dealines!
Greg Ramanchandra and Lunetta
Williams finish copy for the "Wa-
Smiling is always the norm for sen-
ior Felicia Cook. Felicia performed a
terrific dance number for the entire
school during Black History Week in
Seemmnglv content. Scott Brook takes advantage of the absence of his date Seniors
L,na Cheshire and Tra..i \Welch sho\ off their excorts while smiling for the camera.
Drifting off into space is easy to
do while slo'A dancing. Krista
Hair dances here with Scott
"Prom is almost always a let-down for
the girl. They want it to be romantic.
Guys just kind of blow it off as no big
deal," sophomore Liz Hughey.
It's ten till eight and Johnny will be there to pick you up
at any minute. You surprise yourself at how good you
look in yoru prom dress, and Johnny always looks good.
Everything is going to be perfect. The only question in
your mind is if he'll be driving the Porsche or if he rented
a limo. The doorbell rings. You grab the knob with an-
ticipation and open the door to greet the smiling Johnny,
sporting his brand new plaid tux.
Perfect, exciting, romantic, and fun. All of these are
adjectives to describe common expectations of prom.
With expectations so high, however, we are bound for
disappointment. On the other hand, P.K. senior Adam
Parlapiano definitely doesn't
have his expectations of prom set
Dusk to highly, "I think prom seems
like it would be like a dull party
with your parents hanging
Although these expectations
are not likely to leave room for let-downs, they are awful-
ly negative. Senior Heather Hall seems to provide a hap-
py medium, "Prom is what you make it; it depends on
your attitude. If you go to prom to have fun, you prob-
ably will; if you go looking for the worst you will probably
Prom should be special.
Whether it goes great or not so
great, it is something you will
probably remember for the rest
of your life. Try to be realistic, .
but keep a positive attitude.
And remember, a sense of hu-
mor is the best remedy for dis-
Taking a break and watching the
dancing is \era Davs. Prom is a night
or romance and memories.
Going to another school's prom can
prove to be exciting. Rain Phoenix
and Kim Peters decided to join
some friends at last .ear's prom
Definitely, a Kodak Moment! Doug Cal-
derwood dances the night away at the
19S8 P.K. Prom.
What was your
"I called a girl
from prom and
got a date for
goes to pick up
his date and she
isn't home. He
wails around for
uteg when his
date shuws up
and sa\< she
doesn't nant to
"The choice of
colors; Pink and
black or mint it
was a tremen-
dous fashion de-
What. would you
like to see at
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The new intercom system was used
every morning for announcements.
the Pledge, and jokes.
The fume hood in Ms. Singleton's science class
vas onl. used a le ; times. The hod's purpose
is to keep fumnes out of the air.
... "there will be flagmen directing
you around the designated areas of
campus. Please be extremely careful
around these areas. I repeat ... "
This amazingly important message was broadcast over
P.K. Yong's brand-spanking-new "emergency" intercom
system. The message was announced over the $42,000
system in case students did not see the large trenches
dug out along the cafeteria walkways.
P.K. students, known for their intelligence, heeded the
warnings of the administration and did not fall into any
of the holes or wander about aimlessly under the con-
crete slabs being carried by bulldozers.
The cafeteria was not the only area of campus to be
renovated. The library, the auditorium, and the science
rooms also got face lifts this year.
All of the science rooms got new labs and equipment.
Many high school students thought the elementary sci-
ence classes looked nice but wondered if 5th graders
needed $170,463.93 laboratories.
The library, which was closed for
about two weeks, got a new, fire-proof
Ceiling and emergency fire door. The
LOOK ceiling is made of all fire-proof materi-
als and cost $102,000 with the emer-
gency door included in the package.
The auditorium also got many improvements this
year. The new air conditioning unit can cool down the
auditorium in minutes, even when it is completely full.
Mr. Wentzlaff, head of the drama department, is also
proud to tell anyone about the new lighting system that
was installed in the auditorium. "It's more advanced
than the lighting system at the Hippodrome. It's the
most advanced in the city." At
$103,180 we should all be able to
see pretty well. \
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What did you
think of P.K.
"It ;eems like a
lot. of money is
going to the bet.
tering of the
than the quality
of the educa.
Hi I I a ry
i a wast of
The school has
it for over 50
"They (the ren-
ovations) are the
worst thing that
to me. It makes
my life a living
D a v i d
"I think they
helps and we
should say the
Pledge, but itin-
Also, there i; no
way to get out of
The complex sound and lighting Drama teacher Bob rintzlaff,
system of the auditorium Aias run by waited patiently for auditorium
Scott Baldv.in. repairs ti, be c,,mrleted
While watching the actor on stage, Scott Baldwin carefully adjusts the spotlight. Josh
Anderson (in the background %as also a lighting specialist.
Well, the trees are no longer across the fence from the P.K. parking lot here
sc. many kids wouldd cut through or skip to drink and smoke in the old days
Now we have yet another parking lot and apartment complex instead
Believe it or not, this is the girls'
restroom and not the guys
A lot of students
found the ,.andal-
ism numerous but
they failed to ac-
knowledge the neg-
atve- image it leaves
with the school and
As long as mi ia.
dollars don't go to
cleaning it up. I
It'sa ry in the dark.
Tupher Da. is
dren %%ho haven't
grown up. They
their need tc, use
craT ons and ielor or
It's not nice, but it's
It is 3 statement
made by Istudents
Aho are not satis.
fled .ith the treat-
ment b, the admin-
istration, their com-
mniu:ati on IS a
little excessive but
it gets the point
- Adam Parla.
People should put
such energy and ire-
atl\'ity into their
- Betsy Creveling
e- ..**s'v,. -.-L~~ -1~Y~ sc
Spraypainting. even with a social-
_ ly conscious attitude, is not taci.d-
Senior Chris Pisarri quickly
etches the name of his favorite
rock group and a few other ob.
scenities while the coast is clear
Mom, apple pie, and baseball, the tra-
ditional American values. But hey,
what about spraypainting?
It's Friday afternoon and students quickly filter into the
P.K. parking lot discussing plans for the weekend. Some
will go see a movie, others will go to dinner with their
boyfriend or girlfriend, and a few will go spraypainting.
As the midnight hour sets in, P.K. is invaded by people
armed with $1.69 cans of paint from Albertsons. Nothing is
left untouched, from the polka dotted anchors, to the de-
rogatory names sprayed upon the gym, the vandals leave
their thoughts for all to admire. But wait, this mild vandal-
ism often regarded as fun, cheap, free expression, and stu-
pid has escalated into breaking and entering. Instead of a
few choice words being scrawled, vandals entered the guid-
ance office, smashed the glass of the vending machine and
took all the food before urinating on the carpet. We are
talking about really mature people here.
But are these the same people who last
year forcibly entered the cafeteria in i
search for ice cream and potato chips, or
made off with little kids' Halloween can-
dy and other goodies from the unlocked
kindergarten rooms? These guys have a serious eating dis-
Seriously though, graffiti reflects badly on the whole
school. It might seem humorous but it is very costly to clean
and takes money away that could have been used to en-
hance the school. "I think they are children who haven't
grown up. They haven't satisfied
their need to use crayons and col-
or on the walls," commented
Dean Carrie Parker. If you have
any wonderful ideas about spray-
painting or breaking in, remem-
ber that U.P.D. is always around,
and this is our only school.
A few broken \windows are a part
,of e\ery high school and P.K. has
The Golf Club will feature Auguste Well, what do they do when they're not in school" ..losh Hellstrom holds a non.
"I hit it the wrong was again" costume party for newv members .Jo Stepp, Nancy Dean, and Betsy Creveling.
Noble Peace Prize winner Topher
Davis. collects the materials
needed to construct a hydrogen
The Anatuer Photogrpahers club
will meet at 2:30 today. All mem-
bers should bring vision-distort-
"The first meeting of the P.K. Yonge Nuclear
Physicists' Club will now come to order, oru fac-
ulty sponsor, Coach John Clifford will begin the
meeting by reciting our theme song, "The atoms,
they be a-smashin' ... Well, not quite.
While the club scene at P.K. is absolutely nothing to
be reckoned with, there is hope for the future. Let's take
a look at some potential extra curricular activities.
The Stud-of-the-Month Club, led by faculty sponsor
Mac Duggins promises to "promote the gross spectacle of
a Mr. America-esque parade of flesh. Besides, it really
brings in the chicks."
Geek Teachers of America President Josh Hellstrom
pledges not only to act like a complete geek himself, but
for a nominal fee, convert three other people to to the
ways of geekiness within the week! When asked how he
got his start on the road to nerdom,
Hellstrom replied: "Well, being
from P.K., my social reject mete-
morphis was almost complete, and
then when I graduated with a teach-
ing degree, I decided to return to the
place where I essentially grew up,
and try to help others to be like my-
self and wear pocket protectors."
The Bathroom Literary Circle can be found scribbling
on the restroom walls like so many under-educated chil-
dren during almost any class period. Holding frequent
and terribly unorganized meetings, the club's main goal
is to "'make the bathrooms such horrible places that not
even the cleaning staff will service them. Then they'll
have to sandblast them, and perhal)s finally, we'll get
facilities which are more than mere covered litter boxes."
Then again, perhaps there isn't any hope at all.
When it comes
to clubs here at
are nowhere to
be found. The
demises of the
club, the Politi-
cal club, the Key
Club. and the
apathy itself, the
Lnclub have all
been brought to
a swift demise
Even that di
nosaur of school
clubs, the For-
Club, is being
brought to its
knees by student
"I think a big
part of the prob-
lem is a lack of
time on avery-
one's part. The
great until you
became a senior
and actually had
a chance to leave
in the middle of
the day. Same
%ith the Politi-
cal club; afters-
don't work out if
you've got a job,
or have to take
after school," re-
Writing Japanese was no problem
for Nina Brockington, who has
studied caligraphv ifor many years
French teacher Jo Stepp quizcd students Karla Davis and Hillarv Dennis in French Three.
"I don't think we've soared yet to the
heights we can achieve ... Mrs. Jo
"I think the nurturing atmosphere of P.K. Yonge com-
bines with the creativity of our students creates a power-
ful potential and I don't think we've soared yet to the
heights we can achieve. When we reach those heights we
will be truly amazing. "said Mrs. Jo Stepp, advisor for
the International Club as she reviewed the year's pro-
The International Club, copmposed of students grades
7-12 did a variety of things this year. The first event of
the year was to go to lunch at a Chinese restaurant.
Students enjoyed this activity and many of the younger
grades are hoping to go again next year.
Some activities done in foreign language were not as-
sociated with just the International Club. Many third
year Spanish students went to the Florida Theater and
saw the play "Three Cornered Hat". French students
also had a chance to see a play in Jack-
king the sonville. Both plays were performed in
their original language and in English.
Barriers The language students also did such
activities as Spanish Immersion Day,
dancing, and breaking pinatas.
President of the International Club Christa Dawes
said some problems arose with participation this year
and she would have liked to have done more activities.
"Over all, we had fun with our activities but some of
the older members of our club did not realize that there
is a dual purpose to a foreign language club to have
fun, but also to learn."
Traci Birge j
Students at P.K.
'onge had dif-
terent views on
the Foreign Lan-
"It makes me
feel like I'm in
another worldd. "
- NMari;a Dodge
"'We need to re
lornm the whole
writing, but we
classes in order
to speak the lan-
should be taught
that's how we
learn to speak.
"It reminds me
of my past life
when I was a
gypsy of Alge-
- Julie Worth
I really enjoy ev-
ery minute of it.
- Laurie Webb
Flash:ards are important in
learning Rui.-ian: Jennifer \icke-r.
and Eric Eno learned
Meeting in the con'errence room posed
nr, problem tor Bet-.v Nichol and
Cramming for a teur. senior Hih.r,
Bro-aard 1.k- L,%cr v'.. liaxhI.rv.
Smiling for the camera. FEA
club members dream or' the
"It's a wonderful opportunity to get
to share with teachers and gain in-
sight into a meaningful profession."
Michael Spurlock, junior
The FEA, or Future Educators of America club is
made up of a small but dedicated group.
The group is not one exclusively of future teachers, it
is simply made up of students who are interested in
education. As former club president Kirstin Popper put
it, "I am not sure that teaching is what I want to do, but
as long as I am in school, educational issues affect me, I
want to be informed about them."
The club met during lunch with sponsor Chris Morris
to discuss these educational issues.
The group discussed issues such as merit pay, birth
control in the schools, and various teaching methods.
The group attended a state conference in the Spring
where they were able to share their views with other
interested peers, and learn from the wisdom and insight
offered by experienced teachers. The conference also
provided them with ideas for club
war the projects.
w rd t e In order to attend the conference
the club held fund raiders. One such
Future fund raiser was a button sale in
which students were allowed to cus-
tom design their own buttons.
Mariirna Duncan and Cornelia Mallorv
enjoy nice break from their normal
Da.'dreamring, Mariama Duncan won-
ders %hat it would be like if she was the
Always ith time for a smile, Michael
Spurlock, Mariama Duncan, and
Taking charge as usual, club president Cornelia Mallory cuts the cake.
although only a
in and success-
a course at the
i n i e r i t ,
while at the
same time tak.
ing an advanced
course at P.K.
a week to work-
ing un the year-
has herown local
She is described
by friends as
"both easy to get
along with and
easy to get to
know; she acts as
a good friend."
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I really enjoy marching in parades. Since we're represen-
tative of P.K., there's a sense of pride that comes with showing off for the
community." Senior band member Kim Blackburn
"The March of
"Support P.K.." %as a statement that was heartily embraced
during festivalJ. art shoa_, and sports events Erika Franils,
Fawn Dillow. and Michelle Broten decorated P.K.'s "yongett"
members to earn imonev for the cheerleaders.
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order to march at contet-tl and in parades.
Dimes program allows all of P.K. to reach out into the community to help
others less fortunate than themselves." Math teacher Gloria Weber
It's nice to know that people appreciate my talent, especially when someone
comes backstage and congradulates me after the show." Senior Jeremy
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One of the founding fathers of the
P.K. Yonge hackey sack club, junior
Ezra Freeman practices under the
careful supervision of a group of
Club co-toundpr Gus Hughes sho, s off his fancy f oot work.
"It's a great way to spend your lunch;
I mean what else is there to do." -
Auguste Zettler, junior
There was never a conscious decision to start a hackey
sack club. It just sort of happened. Junior Ezra Freeman
had a really cool hackey sack that he had gotten over the
summer and he brought it to school. Soon Ezra and his i
good friend Gus Hughes were playing hackey sack during
lunch (hence making them the founding fathers of the
Soon the idea caught on and all of their friends decid-
ed to join in on the fun, thereby forming the first ever
P.K. Yonge Hackey Sack Club.
Club sponsor Josh Hellstrom got involved when he
saw them playing outside the library. This is Hellstrom's
first year at P.K. and he previously taught at Santa Fe
High School where he also played hackey sack. Hell-
strom says that he enjoys the chance
to get some exercise during lunch.
me kicks ha Unfortunately, Ezra's "really cool
imel kicks hackey sack" died before the end of .
the year and the club temporarily
disbanded on the grounds that all of
the other hackey sacks that they
could find were cheap, and "just weren't the same."
Eventually the club got over the loss of the original
hackey sack and adjusted to a new one, but the club was
never quite the same. "I think it really puts my whole life
in tune with the rest of the world; it's almost like a
meditative experience. After a
good game of hackey sack, I feel
refreshed and ready to take on i-
the next two periods of classes I ,
... almost enough to take on
Mr. McCall." philosophized ju- :
nior John Vernon.
Kirstin Popper ..
Hackey sack club sponsor ..osh Hell-
strom strikes up a friendly game with
three club members during lunch
Enioving a sunny. day, club member-
and sponsur plaN in their usual sport
outside of the library.
Junior Sesame Raphael brushes up on
his kicks during lunch.
hackey sack, the
came up with a
-.'rietv '-if names
types of kicks.
A rainbow" is
a kick done with
the back of the
foot that causes
the hackey sack
to make an arc
over the head of
A "lift" is
'vhen the hacke',
sack falls on the
foct of the kicker
and he then sim-
ply lilt, his foot,
hacke\ sack to
be thrown up in
willy" is a player
who is only capa-
ble of doing one
type of kick.
A spazz" is
when the hackey
sack comes close
to a player and
he "freaks out"
and just wiggles
his knees inef-
- Kirstin Pop-