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Iook at us NOW!
R member when we couldn't
tie our own shoes? Or our
parents got to choose our
clothes? We've definitely come a long
way! Now, not only do we get to tie
our shoes, but we have to pay for them
too. We've experienced Time Out and
had our own personal conversations
with Mrs. Parker. We've snuck off
campus for lunch and talked our advi-
sors into taking us off legally, (a treat
since most of us swore off institution
food in kindergarten).
SC Now, not only do we get to
tie our own shoes, but we have
to pay for them too.9
These are some of the memorable
things that happen to all of us, but
what about the things that seemed to
happen only to you? Like the time in
first grade when the whole class knew -
you'd wet your pants, or the day you
announced to your entire English
class that you were swearing off men/
women forever? Face it, this is the
curse of the teenager. We've come a
long way from the time when we
needed help standing on our own two
feet. We are now fast approaching a
time when others will depend on us.
We've come a long way, just look at
Mr. Wentzlaff's "Thursday Night Live"
proved to be a night of hilarious fun. Junior
Lyle Livingood, sporting his world champion
Oakland A's boxers, got involved in the antics
that night as well as during Hi Tide when he
played a very comical Ms. Sivinski.
Smile for the camera. It wasn't hard to get
these members of the Freshman Honors Eng-
lish class to say "cheese."
Performance! The J.V. Cheerleaders show-off
their pyramid before the Pep Rally. The girls
practiced twice a week to perfect their stunts.
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Senior Heather Bell is one of the outstand-
ing scholars at P.K. as she placed in the top
ten percent of her class.
Seniors Michelle Walker and Ta-
sha Willis are lifers and old friends
having spent %h of their lives at P.K.
In Ms. Dean's Senior English class
Michelle Brooten, Anne Wine-
fordner and all seniors prepared for
college English classes and realized
high school English was not the end
of their English and literature ca-
Marine Biology was a popular new feature
in the Science Department this year. Stu-
dents like Senior Dwayne Strawder soon
realized that Marine Biology wasn't just
"trips to the beach" but required work as
Seniors Ryan Schwiebert, Karyn King,
Arnall Spann found the library plated aj
poriant role in their research report.
Above: "Is it going to hurt much?" asks Senior Richie Fowler as he voluntarily participate
the annual Civitan Blood Drive. Below: The first pep rally included the entire school, and
Seniors Jennifer Vickers and Kristy Mixon cheer their hearts out.
T he year is almost over and it
seems just like yesterday we
were... No, it doesn't! It has
been a long time in the waiting, but it
is finally our turn to graduate.
We are a class made up of scholars,
athletes, artists, and dreamers. Each
and every one of us has our own spe-
cial traits. That is why P.K. Yonge's
class of 1990 is so unique. Though
there is one thing we will always
share, our memories of P.K. Yonge.
Ninth grade was so scary. It was such
a big change from middle school, we
actually had to work. All the upper-
A classmen seemed so big; our senior
year was as far away as ...
n im- Tenth grade was so much better than
ninth grade. We were sophomores,
Though only a handful of us knew how
to spell it. Tenth grade also meant
turning 15 and drivers education
yuckk). You may not remember any-
thing you learned, but I bet you re-
member Mr. T.
Our Junior year was pretty tough.
Mrs. Clifford and Mrs. New made
sure we were ready for 12th grade
English. The best part of being a ju-
nior was, it was only one year away
from being a Senior. II
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scholars, athletes, artists, and
hi dreamers. 9
here LOOK AT US NOW, SENIORS!
We are the only class in all of Gaines-
ville, that gets off-campus lunch.
Still, the most remarkable thing
about our high school years is that we
were together as the "CLASS OF
1990." We may not be together much
longer, but we will always have our
memories of each other.
The class of 1990 is
Although our senior class may
be smaller than other area
high schools, our seniors
have a combination of both interest-
ing and exciting qualities. Even
though most of us grew up together,
we still do have our own different
unique styles and personalities. If it
were possible, we would list all of
traits of each individual senior. Since
this is impossible, we asked each sen-
iors to choose certain personalities
stand out the most. We would like to
thank each one of the superlatives
honored and every other senior in our
class for making our memories super!!
1st class of the decade"
and because "they have
more spirit than I've seen
in a long time. Y
Mrs. Nancy Dean
Senior English teacher.
BEST ALL AROUND: Natasha Willis and Trent Loseke CLASS CLOWNS: Jane Harris and Philip Chaney
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MOST SPIRITED: Karyn King and Brian Gindy MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: Cornelia Mallory and Benji
BIGGEST FLIRTS: Erika Francis and Matt Rowe CLASS CHATTERS: Kim Robertson and T. J. Churchill
SAINTS: Nicole Golding and Michael Spurlock SINNERS: Heather Williams and Brian Barrett
BEST DRESSED: Heather Bell and Eric Wil-
MOST FUN ON A DESERTED ISLAND:
Trisha Johnston and Ahmon Katz
MOST ATHLETIC: Michelle Walker and
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We have all 'gone to P.K.
Yonge for 13 years. That
is over two thirds of our
lives that we have spent together. We
have played kissy boys and cooties.
We have made new friends and lost
old ones. We have seen 12 senior
classes come and go, and now it's our
turn to walk across the stage and
leave behind the only school we have
Our small family of 26 lifers has
grown up together and is now ready to
leave our protected nest and venture
into the jungle. We never imagined
we would make it this far,.. but look
at us now!
(left to right, Back Row): Francis Langley, Auguste Zettler, Hilary Walker, Chris Parks, Cornelia Mallory, Michael Walker, Anne Wine-
Dennis, Tristana Jewett, Heather Williams, Erika Francis, Michelle fordner. (Bottom Row): Robbie Mills, Brian Barrett, David Cox, Jen-
Harden, Trent Loeske, Pam Brooker, Chris Prugh, Michelle Brooten. nifer Vickers, Philip Chaney, Eric Williams. (Not Pictured): Tracy
(Middle Row): Todd Caffie, Renee Orum, Natasha Willlis, Michelle James.
What a fashion horror! Jason Williams and Gus Hughes show their idea of true style.
SI think it's the atmo-
s I sphere that makes P.K.
Special. Everyone knows
everyone else and that
makes us closer.r
Above: It didn't take any encouragement to get senior Brian
Gindy to smile for the camera. Below: Mr. Hellstrom's freshmen
English class fight for camera position.
CAN YOU IMAGINE???
Brian Barrett as a narc?
Heather Bell having fun without
Kerith Brandt being around?
Pam Brooker dating someone her
Michelle Brooten not thinking she's
in a perfect world?
Todd Caffie not rappin?
Phillip Chaney without his nick-
Alan Cheshire living inland?
T.J. Churchill in a soloflex commer-
Colby Clifford a N.Y. City cop?
Benji Cohen a P.K. garbage poker?
Jennifer Collins without Stan?
David Cox making an "A" in Eng-
Hilary Dennis living in Gainesville?
Noahjohn Dittmar having a coher-
Mariama Duncan a midget?
William Edwards fighting Mike Ty-
son, or anyone?
Darrell Ellis a stud?
Aiman Elshandawili with a name
like John Smith?
Richie Fowler a taxi driver?
Erika Francis a true catholic?
Ezra Freeman wearing a Gucci suit?
Brian Gindy going out with an older
Nicole Golding flunking out of col-
Johnny Grantham without his twin
Chris Groves as a driving instructor?
Pedro Cuesta speaking English flu-
Michelle Harden the next Surgeon
Jane Harris asking a reasonable
Gus Hughes a Marine Drill Sgt?
Tripp Jackson owning his own bar-
Tracy James a male ballerina?
Tristana Jewett drinking lemonade
instead of ... ?
Herschel Johnson not "running"
Trista Johnston not scooping on
Ahmon Katz wearing Guess jeans
and an ironed shirt?
Darnell Keye 4'9?
Karyn King not trying to be a boy?
Berdell Knowles working in Krys-
Brian Barrett Denise Bell Kerith Brandt
David Cox Hilary Dennis Mariama Duncan William Edwards Darrell Ellis
Charles Gindy Nicole Golding
Francis Langley teaching Driver's
Trent Loseke following in his broth-
er's "nose" tracks?
Chris Malagodi a gang member?
Cornelia Mallory a P.K. lunchroom
Sudha Rose along side Cornelia?
Gregg Martin with an attitude?
Missy Meyer married to Herschel?
Heather Millott telling the whole
Robie Mills a brain surgeon?
Kristy Mixson with a hairstyle of
Jon Nickerson without the band?
Paola Pastrana a telephone opera-
Chris Parks with straight black
Chris Prugh on the cover of G.Q?
Betsey Nicholas an uneducated
Sesame Raphael with a 300 on the
Renee Orum losing her voice for-
Kim Robertson in one mood the en-
Matt Rowe not knowing every-
Ryan Schwiebert being mean to
Omar Singleton a mass murderer?
Arnall Spann not smiling?
Michael Spurlock losing his tem-
Michael Stephens a jock?
Carl Stevens without those lucious
Dwayne Strawder sun bathing?
April Thompson driving Ahmon's
Tina True fat with short blond hair?
Debbie Vergara a playboy bunny?
John Vernon a gossip?
Jennifer Vickers loud and obnox-
Michael Walker not picking on
Michelle Walker engaging in any-
Lisa Wilkerson overly sweet?
Eric Williams wearing all silver?
Jerome Williams teacher's pet?
Heather Williams without her tem-
Teresa Williams not being a good
ole southern girl?
Natasha Willis not being the leader
Anne Winefordner showing her wild
side to P.K.?
Boris Yaw stupid?
Auguste Zettler shaving his whole
John Grantham Christopher Groves
Tracy James Bryan Jecko
Tristana Jewett Herschel Johnson Trista Johnston Ahmon Katz Karyn King
Chaney, and the world's ugliest woman Noah-
john Dittmar show off for the camera. '.
6 6It was fun to dress up for the1
day, and everyone had a great
time.99 Senior Karyn King
Showing their Halloween spirit, Anne Wine-
fordner and Michelle Brooten don their "do-
mestic goddesses from hell" outfits.
Berdell Knowles Trent Loseke Christopher Malagodi
On Oct. 31 the whole senior class
gathered in Ms. Dean's room
for a fantastic festival. The
class officers, along with Ms. Dean,
planned all the activities. In the costume
contest Ahmon Katz took first place, for
his creative costume of a midget with a
giant head. Jane Harris and Kim Rob-
ertson tried their talents at the apple
The food went fast, but the laughter
lasted a lot longer. As senior Karyn King
stated, "It was fun to dress up for the
day, and everyone had a great time."
Cornelia Mallory Gregg Martin
Heather Milliott Robie Mills Kristy Mixson Elizabeth Nicholas Christopher Parks
SPreparing for the picnic at Lake Wauburg,
Senior Sr Spotli ts Sex Berdell Knowles and Tracy James grilled
hamburgers. Seniors enjoyed an afternoon
feast following the morning speakers.
S enior Seminars have become a tradi-
tion. The fall senior seminar took l
place at Lake Wauburg where the sen-
iors split up into four groups to hear dif-
ferent speakers. Two were from the U.F.
Infirmary speaking about birth control
and sexually transmitted diseases. The
other two discussed health, nutrition,
and weight. During the morning the sen-
iors heard the speakers and then got to-
gether for lunch. Hamburgers were
cooked on the grill and there was plenty
of soda, chips, baked beans, and brown- -'
ies. The rest of the day was spent either i,
playing volleyball, talking with friends,
or just relaxing on the lake. The seniors ..
had their sponsor Nancy Dean to thank
for all of the arrangements. All in all, it
was a great day for everyone. Tris-
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Aiman Omar Michael Michael Carl
Shandawili Singleton Spurlock Stephens Stevens
uwayne April ueooran Jonn
Strawder Thompson Vergara Vernon
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Michael Michelle Lisa Eric Heather
Walker Walker Wilkerson Williams Williams
During a heated volleyball game, Darrell Ellis
spikes the ball over the net. During the afternoon,
the seniors were free to do what they wanted.
Teresa Williams, Richie Fowler, Aiman Shandawili, and Gregg Martin listen intently to a
speaker discuss the problem of AIDS. Seniors received free condoms as a part of their AIDS
During the fall Senior seminar, Ezra Freeman finds a
secluded spot to try his luck at fishing.
Blonde bombshell Missy Meyer sports her sunglasses on Risky Business day
during spirit week.
Look at the Seniors now.
Benji Cohen relaxes by Lake Wauburg after a hearty lunch.
Senior Darnell Keye keeps his studies organized by carry-
ing a briefcase.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil? With Trista,
Michelle, and Tristana? Aw, get outta here on a fast train.
Chris Groves munches on food from Hunan's, a lunchtime favorite. The P.K.
seniors were the only students in the county with off campus privileges.
LOOK AT US THEN
Sesame Raphael Heather Williams
Michelle & Michael Walker Mariama Duncan
Arnall Spann Brian Gindy
T.J. Churchill Karyn King
Ezra Freeman Debbie Vergara
Tracy James Tristana Jewett
Matt Rowe Herschel Johnson
Trista Johnston Renee Orum
April Thompson Richard Fowler
M any of the outrageous ju-
niors say that being a ju-
nior means having the best
and most spirited class at P.K. Yonge.
Usually seniors are the best and most
spirited class but not this sear! Eric
Riley commented that being a junior
means, "I was born a sear too late,
but I'm gladI'm part ol a great class,
one of the best P.K. Yonge has ever
seen!" Then some sa) that being a
part of the junior class means getting
more privileges and getting to go to
prom. While most think of it as "one gl "
step closer to seniorhood."
- Karen Peebles and Latasha Miles
The intensity, shouj in .Jese Mulhern'f
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What Juniors look forward to most
about being a SENIOR!!
I>OFF CAMPUS LUNCH
2>GRADUATING AND SE-
LECTING A COLLEGE
3>SEMINARS AND SKIP
4>RULING THE SCHOOL
(NOT AS JUNIORS
5>HAVING ALL EASY
CLASSES AND GOOFING OFF
7>RAGGING ON UNDER-
8>BEING DISMISSED FROM
THE AUDITORIUM BEFORE
10>BEGINNING A FUTURE
An enthusiastic smile is always ex-
pected on a junior's face. Chander
Greene flashes his pearly whites.
Heather Monahan takes a minute to
think about what she most looks for-
ward to when she is a senior
afiki is a first time service
club at P.K. Yonge that was
founded by juniors Kwanna
Wa and Latasha Griffin. The
name Rafiki comes from a Swahili
dictionary. "We wanted a name that
had good meaning for our service
club. So we got several foreign lan-
guage books to choose a name from.
We found a lot of different names,
broke it down, and ended up with Ra-
fiki," said Kanna Watts. The group
helped \uih chartble causes such as
raising money for the poor and assist-
ing the can drive for the needy Alto-
gether they have 27 members and
more are welcome for those interested
in joining. Latasha and K'anna have
also assembled a group for the middle
school students. The two started this
group because they wanted to see
their peers work together, Kwanna
said "I hope the club will continue out
through the years in our goals and be
successful. Latasha said "It's great to
see t young people working togeth-
er st ing for excellence."
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If he lived in ancient times Chris
Riemer would probably be a court
jester. Here he seems perfectly com-
fortble in his wig, barking directions
for "Thursday Night Live".
Expressing themselves in something
that juniors do well! Rebecca Ba-
charach is a prime example.
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okay, there's a big
difference from when
I was a
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ophomores at P.K. Yonge
chose %what theN thought "ere
some of the new' fashions this
'ear. Fashion boots for girls and
guys and turtle necks were on the
top of the "in" list.
The mall is still a favorite hangout for
many. "I enjoy going to the mall to
find out what the latest fashions are,"
comments Amy Mickle.
In the music business, "'We Didn't
Start the Fire," by Billy Joel, and
"Me So Horny" by 2 Live Crew were
tied for first. "Blame It on the Rain"
by Milli Vinilli followed close behind
in the running.
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Chorus member Niles Gerretson appears to
be ready for the stage in his blues shades.
Good friends are hard to beat. Adrienne Hines
and Dawn Wilson are in the same advisory
group, in chorus together, and best friends.
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Left: Sophomore beauties: Tiffany Hall and
Genna Boyd. Above: Sophomore Sweetheart
Amie McLean and Heartthrob Don Heard.
Tara G. Dawson
It's amazing how many years you
can go to school with people and
not know them! I'll bet most P.K.
students didn't know that tenth grad-
er Natalie Miller was an award win-
Natalie began her gymnastics lessons
when she was five years old. Now she
practices four hours a da\ at Sun
Country gim concentrating on her
favorite event; floor exercises.
Her most memorable moment was
when "I beat a girl from Brown's
Gym." Natalie's goal is to get a schol-
arship to college in gymnastics. This
dedication has rewarded her with
more than twenty gymnastics awards.
Volleyball competition amongst the advisory
groups in the fall brought about some serious
competition and pride. A member of Mrs. Mor-
ris' advisory, Jaelyn Crews reaches to keep the
ball in play. The volleyball tourney lasted sev-
eral days with Mrs. Richardson's advisory
group proven the toughest.
S students at P.K. have definite
likes and dislikes about our
school. Teachers at P.K. seem
to have a lot to do with this. The stu-
dents seem to think the teachers at
P.K. are mostly caring and friendly.
P.K. isn't very hung-up on cliques.
which helps out with making new-
comers to the P.K. Yonge family feel
welcome. "EverNbody knows e'erN-
body" adds Mitch WVarren.
Some "likes" at P.K. are the intra-
murals and Mr. Duggins. "Dislikes"
include Time-out, not having more
outside of class activities, groups, and
"Dipping in class would be great,"
Billy Hart said enthusiastically.
Left; Minna Vuorenmaa, from Finland,
spends her time in advisory catching up on
foreign language studies. Minna is multi-
lingual and has become an outstanding
P.K. muscleman David Arnold flexes his
biceps. Friends Brett McCoy, Percy King,
and Jim Simmons are obviously impressed.
William M. Warren
Weekly spelling tests were the norm for ninth
grade honor students. Amanda Joiner aces an-
Hard Turns and Speed
freshman Mike Cruce is a pretty
quiet young man who spends two
and a half hours each day training a
horse. Time he could be spending
with friends or lazing around the
house is dedicated to his horse and his
hobby; Barrel racing.
Mike explained that the ultimate
challenge of barrel racing is to "train
the horse to turn" because "'turns are
more important than speed." He has
taken his lumps learning this sport.
"Once I %%as goin' around a barrel,
fell off and got kicked up under the
horse." But he follo%% ed the old adage 1
and got back in the saddle.
Trophies ("45 or 50") fill Mike's
room at home and though he has no
ambition to ride in the rodeo circuit,
Mike does hope to continue working
with horses and other animals and
perhaps one day become a veterinar-
ian. Mr. H
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Amy Hollinger doesn't look all that excited at
the magazine sales presentation in the fall.
Melissa Lewis, Heather Calderwood, Betsy
Giesel, and Silas McCollum show here what is
most important to P.K. students the social
Having fun is as important as winning. Mrs.
Dean's advisory does just that during the vol- Thinking hard, Chris Golding tries to do a good
leyball games. job on his assignment in English Honors 9.
"s Painting the bleachers with enthusi-
asm are 9th graders Jeremy Sted-
man, Isobel Melgarejo, and Jennifer
his year's favorite music was
varied among the freshmen.
SGroups such as: D.O.C.,
Soul-to-Soul, and Heavy D were set
against Rock's Metallica, and new-
Scomers Skid Row and Warrant. Pop
Favorites were Milli Vanilli, New
Kids on the Block, and Paula Abdul,
and the old favorites Pink Floyd,
Rolling Stones, and Alice Cooper
were also popular among some of the
(according to the freshmen)
2) New Kids on the Block
3) Milli Vanilli
Shane L. Latson
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'W Adam Miller
"More Freedom" Josh Jennings
"Being with your older friends and
having outside activities." Angela
"I like getting to know the older
kids." Alison Richardson
"Being able to ha'e more responsibil-
ities and having friends %% ith cars!" -
"Your credits start and you have to do
better and take high school more seri-
ously." Tasha Young
"More Homework!" Suzanne
"I always get picked on because I'm a
freshman." Toni Ficara
"Too much peer pressure around
you." Eric Lock
Laughing and talking with friends before
class is common in Dr. Bonoccorso's
Classes. Here Camille Williams, Paul
McArthur, Dinah Davis, and Melissa Lew-
is hang out on the carpet.
redahl and Nikki Roche are loading up
lint for the wooden football bleachers.
SHangin' out in the gym during 5th period are
Odaris King, Latoya Manning, Camille Wil-
liams, and George Jones.
'- Koolin' Out At Camp Kulaqua
While the high school was plod-
ding through first quarter ex-
ams the 8th graders were at Camp
Kulaqua. The 8th graders spent three
days participating in activities of-
fered by the middle school teachers.
During their time at Camp Kulaqua
the 8th graders got their fill of phys-
ical, educational, and creative activi-
Horseback n d canoeing were
the most popular activities of the
many ph sical actititles offered. Oth-
er activities like..swimming and na-
ture walks were alsb favorites. Mr.
Owens also'offered students the
chance to go for a bne mile run each
For those who were missing school,
Mrs. Kaiser offered a class in creative
writing. Mrs. Young's class orienteer-
ing taught students, "how to get lost
in the woods and get back out again,"
by using a compass and following di-
Overall, the camping trip was a suc-
cess but the teachers admitted that
there was room for improvement. "It
was too structured," said Traci Cook,
"we even regulated the free time." -
The middle school student council was busy
this year. They organized cleanup and fund-
raising activities with the high school student
council. They also were involved in helping the
middle school teachers plan the trip to Camp
Kulaqua. The members of the middle school
executive board are: secretary, Cendra Sim-
mons, treasurer, Seth Miller, parliamentarian,
Tori Player, vice-president, Stephen Mickle,
and president Eric Kem.
The middle school student council mem- son, Edward Adams, Chet Moody, Mrn
bers are: top row: Julie Brandenburg, Traci Cook. bottom row: Joe Hughes, Set
Wayne Fields, Billy Eno, Christy Coor, La- Miller, Tara Young, Tori Player, Stepha
trice Strappy, Darrell Pattio. middle row: Mickle, Cendra Simmons, and Eric Kerr
Daun Kairalla, Wes Hetrick, Kesha John-
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What are you looking for-
ward to in high school?
Choosing my own classes Dearrah
Learning new things Adam Bishop
Graduation Autumn Homewood
Not much Jacob Springfield
We're one step closer to being able to
drive Kalissa Vinson, Sarah Coe,
Kristin Brown, & Nadia Shields
Denika Player j
Jacob Springfield and Tim Elverston stare
intently at the camera. Springfield isn't
really looking forward to high school but
Elverston is willing to give it a chance.
8th graders Arne Knudsen, Jaime Worth, and
Stoney Sharp, ham it up for the camera. When
asked what he was looking forward to in high
school Knudson's response was "huh?" a re-
sponse worthy of any soon to be 9th grader.
here is so thing about being in
high school kids seem like adults. It is a
tough time. larlaine Bro owning said she
felt, "skipped over becau se we're not just
starting and not just ending middle
school." Other students felt that seventh
grade is especially tough because teach-
ers begin to really prepare you for high
Science teacher, Dr. Nancy Griffin,
noted that teaching seventh graders
takes alot of patience, though, "once you -
get them to listen, they are alot of fun."
Working on computers was a favorite activity for most seventh graders, Jamika Young takes a
moment from her work to drop a note to a friend.
What do seventh graders think
should be changed at P.K.?
Students replied that they
Shorter school hours &
A larger school enrollment
Better looking guys
Better administration, bet-
ter teachers, and better
bathrooms (not necessarily
S- in that order)
S- More electives
Lorraine Johnson is busy with work. When asked, Lorraine said her favorite band was "New
Kids on the Block" and she liked P.K. because "we're independent and have more choices."
S. Mariam Crummer
What is most interesting about
P.K.? (according to seventh
- The band
- The creek
- Freedom (more than other
Getting some personalized help is Ryker Peters. Most seventh graders agreed freedom of
choice at P.K. was really important.
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1989? (Again, according to our
7th grade experts)
F Ripped jeans
:.-M Shaved words in heads
Scott Crews and Shum Rojas work together in the computer lab.
Elizabeth Von Gunten
Crossin' the creek
After five years in the elemen-
tary school, the sixth graders
were ready to cross the
creek. Sixth graders claimed the
worst thing about fifth grade was
having to staN in one class all day, and
being treated like children. In gener-
al, they liked being able to choose
some of their own classes and they
liked \working with older students. "I
like the sixth grade because I meet
new people," said Wendy Alford.
Khalilah Sadler added, "I like the
sixth grade because I'm older and I
have a lot more opportunities to do
the things couldn't do last year."
-- Sensational Sixth Graders
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Mr. Anderson and Chris Reimer show their winning spirit during the advisory volleyball
games. Mr. Anderson was also faculty chairperson.
4The development of aca-
demic skills is an individual
matter, and nobody does it
better than P.K. Yonge.9 9
Dr. Jack Jenkins
Above: Dr. Jenkins and his advisee, Ezra Freeman discuss
their strategy before their advisory's volleyball game. Be-
low: The 1989-1990 Faculty and Staff.
Brain Konik, Dwayne Strawder, Jesse Mul-
hern and Jim Haynes strut their stuff in third
period's production of THURSDAY NIGHT
Mr. Wentzlaff looks in vain for someone to
laugh at his joke. Wentzlaff sometimes uses
comedy to relieve his students from a bad day
Drama and Musical The-
ater are two classes
taught by Mr. Wentz-
laff that allow the students to
express themselves through act-
ing, music and dance. This
year's productions were "Pip-
pin", "Cabaret" (The musical
review), and "Thursday night
live" (70-student review).
There were also two student
productions and a spring musi-
Wentzlaff explains, "drama is
important because it allows the
individual student the opportu-
nity of public expression, gain-
ing deserved satisfaction when
the job is well done."
Noahjohn Dittmar summed up
his experience in acting as "a
great place to learn the funda-
mentals of drama, but it's also a
place to have a lot of fun."
"Drama gives me a way to ex-
press myself," stated a shy Ben-
jie Cohen, "I don't have to be
myself, I can be anyone I choose
to be, even a real ladies' man."
John Vernon honestly ex-
plained, "Although I'm a real
chicken at heart, and no good at
acting, I love getting up and
showing off for the chicks." -
Sesame Raphael and Chris Doering practice
their routine as MC's of THURSDAY
Oscar and Felix (Jesse Mulhern, Forrest Har-
ris) converse with the pigeon sisters (Genna
Boyd, Tiffany Hall) in THURSDAY NIGHT
LIVE's production of "The Odd Couple."
Looks like prime prom material, "Hey guys!"
Enticing Brian Konik and Brett McCoy could
scare off the bravest of men.
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Above: Junior Sammy Katz cuts pictures out of
magazines for his new print making design.
Below: The art teachers (left to right: Mr. Abbott,
Ms. Pothier, and Ms. Springfield) smile for the
"Dirty Work," thinks junior Eric Riley as he works on the potter's wheel.
Remember when we used jum-
bo sized Crayola crayons to
draw houses and apple trees?
Remember when we made sculptures
with brightly colored Playdoh egg
cartons, or pipecleaners?
Well, we've come a long way. Now, in
art, we use acrylic or oil paints. In
pottery class, we use clay and experi-
ment with all types of glazes. The art
department has guided our develop-
ment. They have patiently shown us
how to work with new materials.
Ms. Pothier and Mr. Abbott tell you
the purpose of their class "is not to
teach you how to draw a straight line.
The art department wants to teach
students how to see the world
through, 'artful eyes,"' as Ms. Pothier
says. If we have "artful eyes," we can
appreciate the beauty in everyday
With artful eyes, you notice the pat-
tern on the tree bark and the way the
leaves and branches look against the
sky. You see the pattern of their
movement in the breeze. You notice
these things because you have re-
created them in Drawing and Paint-
In Sculpture and Pottery, Ms. Pothier
taught us about three dimensional
shapes. We learned how to get the
effect we wanted by putting shapes
together. We also created sculptures
by adding and subtracting materials
from a shapeless mound.
In Printmaking, we learned how to
use colors and shapes. We learned
how to repeat colors to create moods
"I've been going to P.K. Yonge since
kindergarten. The teachers I have
had helped change the way I see the
world," said Senior Heather Wil-
liams. The art department helped us
develop our "artful eyes."
Left: Jonathran Cohen and Richard D3%'1is pre-
pare their cla. for molding
Below: Jatnine Hamilton Nho%&s off her new~
print %hile L3ura %on Guntein gets bus% with
SOMETHING NEW FROM THE PASTI-
Getting psyched for her performance is fresh-
man Dara Bernard. She was one of the chorus'
top young talents.
Sophomores Vickie Jenkins and Margie Eno show no signs of shyness as they heartily sing. The
chorus consisted of a blend of students from 9th through 12th grade.
With the chorus pro-
gram lost for the
last three \ears, stu-
dents with gifted %oices had no
way of sharing their talents
with others But with Mrs. Ste-
gall on the staff the P.K. Yonge
chorus was back with a livel\
flavor. "I lo\e to sing, and with
P.K. reinstating its program I
will be able to sing. I lo e it!"
said soloist Renee Orum.
Mrs. Stegall felt that the
group would do really\ well.
"This is a \er\ willing and able
group. if we will agree on our
want-tos we will have a ver\
successful year." This \ear the
chorus performed four concerts
and participated in a district
festival in March: the\ had con-
fidence to accomplish great
things. Tracy James, a soloist
said, "Chorus is a lot of fun, a
good experience; we get to know
each other and it teaches us how
to get along with others by
working as a team. It will show
in our performances."
The "89" Chorus Class: Dara Bernard, Jackie Bohannon, April Carlton, Tara Dawson, Marisa
Dodge, Chad Emmons, Margie Eno, Lura Fullwood, Dawn Farmer, Laura Farrow, Jeff Forrester,
Katrina Gaddy, Niles Gerretson, Betsy Giesel, Adrienne Hines, Michelle Williams, Tracy James,
Vickie Jenkins, Kim Kingsly, Francis Langley, Juanita Lewis, Latoya Manning, Shana Marcus,
Latonia Miller, Maria Oldacre, Renee Orum, Anthony Sadler, Anetrice Strobles, Sarah Thomas,
John Vernon, Minna Vuorenmaa, Camille Williams, Jason Williams, and Dawn Wilson. Missing
from the picture are T.L. Latson, Greg Martin, and Auguste Zettler.
Mrs. Stegall and her chorus working overtime
to have a successful performance at "Thursday
RIDE IN OURSELVES-'
SIt is important for us to
know about our history
and through classical liter-
ary stories we are able to
learn and have a better un-
derstanding about our his-
6 Classic Literature is
important because it is the
base of our language and
communication for ex-
pressing our ideas,
thoughts, and love for each
other and our society. 9
Senior English teacher Nancy Dean spends a
lot of time outside her classroom as well as
inside planning seminars, parties, and gradu-
ation exercises for seniors. Here she is helping
senior class president Berdell Knowles plan a
senior Halloween party.
Helping Jacquie Will on an assignment, Mr.
Gravely comes in one period a day to teach
English to a class of juniors. Mr. Gravely spent
a great deal of time at P.K. subbing for others
classes and preparing for his English class.
So you remember those
long nights )ou spent
\ writing a paper due the
next morning, trying to memo-
rize tentn vocabulary\ words in
ten minutes or the oral reports
you were forced to give in front
of your laughing friends? These
are the memories of iour Eng-
lish classes: The fifty-fi\e min-
utes of studying nouns. %erbs,
and prepositional phrases, and
wondering the rest of the day
how exactly\ a participle dan-
gles. And after each literature
assignment you ask yourself,
"What is the point of reading
Mrs. Cre\eling belle es. "' e
learn about life through litera-
ture and gain an appreciation
for what other cultures are
like." Mrs. Ulmer takes an-
other point of view saying. "lit-
erature is a reflection of life, its
travels. problems, and exper-
iences. Literature helps prepare
us to be better in control of our
lies in a world that we cannot
There are some students w ho
understand the importance of
classic literature, like Mariama
Duncan, \ ho found that, "If %we
study the literature that %was
written in the past. we learn
about our history\ and we need
to know about our history be-
cause it gives us some pride in
ourselves and pride motivates
us to succeed."
This year, grades 7-12 con-
centrated on reading and writ-
ing. The seventh and eighth
graders worked on their annual
literary journal while the ninth
graders read such classics as
"To Kill A Mockingbird" and
"Romeo and Juliet." The soph-
omores took on one of Shake-
speare's most famous plays,
"Julius Caesar," in an effort by
Mrs. Creveling to instill an ap-
preciation of classic literature.
The juniors enjoyed American
literature and working on their
writing skills. To top off their
last Near at P.K. Yonge the sen-
iors got to try out their own skill
while acting out scenes from
Tahra Edwards & Natasha
Seniors Missy Meyers and Chris Groves read
along while Ryan Schweibert seems as con-
fused as Don Quixote whom they are reading
FO" Cdrgair L airing StyIes :
Two eleventh graders, David Pactor,
and Marisa Dodge, study before a
quiz in spanish.
Spanish teacher, Ms. Sivinsky, shows off her
musical talent. The guitar and harmonica she
is using are very popular in Hispanic songs.
During class time, not all students goof off.
Margie Eno sets a fine example of how to
C ) tl
he foreign language
classes gile students a
chance to communicate
%with others. Ms Stepp says,
"The students are dealing with
new material and tend to be ea-
ger to learn." Most students
will agree with that. A junior,
Da\ id Pactor, said. "In Spanish
we do a lot of fun activities, like
Beach da\! It's a lot of fun!"
And another student, Aruni
Fernando. an 8th grader said,
"I learn many new and exciting
things, and I get to work with
Throughout the year the stu-
dents learned about French.
Hispanic. Japanese, and Rus-
sian people, they learned about
the culture, dances. plays. food,
songs, and films. The foreign
language classes participated in
many activities which involved
planning trips. French dinners.
and man. other cultural activi-
ties. The French and Spanish
clubs \worked hard at the begin-
ning of the \ear with many fun-
draising activities. They worked
diligently sponsoring a booth at
the P.K. Yonge Halloween Car-
nival and again planned to take
a number of students to the
spring Spanish Conference in
I Latasha Miles
Learning can be difficult in a foreign language.
Sometimes it helps to work one on one with the
students. In the spring many spanish 2 students
compete in Orlando for the Spanish Confer-
Foreign Language/ 73
T he guidance depart-
ment serves students in
several ua\s at differ-
ent times in their P.K. career.
The care of Mr. Thompson
and Dr. Nancy T. Baldwin can
be enlisted for both academic as
well as personal counseling. "I
enjoy the interesting situations
which occur on a dail. basis."
said Thompson, of the deluge of
students that pour through his
office in search of help Sched-
uling classes is often the major
thrust of their "ork, along ith
the jobs of informing students
of test dates, and helping sen-
iors with college and career
Choices. Sesame Raphael. hon-
or senior, has received help with
college decisions and. ". . likes
the fact that Mr. Thompson al-
S ways has time to talk." It is a
tribute to both of them that
after high school graduation
students still feel comfortable
returning for quick advice on
The second area of guidance,
and often the most used, is the
supervision and direction of
\ anda Smith. "W\anda is con-
cerned about each one of us, not
just the group." said Pam
Brooker. a lifer at P.K. Assisted
bN Ms. Hall. these two women
alternately mother and disci-
pline the ranks of students who
come through guidance looking
for help or a s empathetic ear. "I
like to work with kids. I enjoN
listening to all the excuses; e\-
eryone has an excuse." said
Mrs. Smith. Without Wanda,
nothing on campus would run
smoothlN. and the accomplish-
ments of man\ would not come
to pass or be recognized.
Mrs. Smith helps a group of parents at the Halloween
Mr. Thompson poses with Darrell Ellis at the fall senior seminar. Along with seminars,
Mrs. Thompson helped many seniors apply to college this year.
Mariama Duncan, below, joined the internship
Program to learn more about architecture. She
ended up studying fashion and travel, though.
Noahjohn Dittmar knew exactly what he want-
ed to study when he entered the program, un-
fortunately, reality changed his mind.
Michael Spurlock took time away from his busy
schedule to investigate education.
An Adventure in the Real World.
he Independent Stud\
program had a ne%\
name this \ear: Execu-
ti\e Internship. Six seniors
spent an hour or more a da\
"shado\~ing" local community.
figures. Each senior went into
the program kith an idea of
%hat the\ %anted to do but
after taking the Holland's Sell'
Directed Search man\ changed
their minds. "I think the pro-
gram will give us an example of
%hat the real working world
Sill be like," said senior Anne
\\ inefordner. Anne came into
the program with an interest in
journalism and discovered that
there as another world in Hos-
pital Administration. Gayle
Ulmer, the program's sponsor.
%as disappointed when the
county disbanded its program,
so she underwent the extensive
training necessary to keep the
program ali\e at P.K Ms.
Ulmer added. "The E\ecuti\e
Internship provides an outlet
for self-directed students "ho
are interested in gaining exper-
ience beyond the classroom en-
Meeting the Demand
6 You almost have to have
math to be a success in life. 9
T.L. Latson works diligently to complete his
Working hard to make the grade, Maria O1
dacre and Matt Smith work out of their Geom
etry Math book.
M ath is a .er\ de-
manding subject at
P.K. Yonge. It has
its high points and low points.
"It's hard, but I like it that
%wa It will help us out later in
life," commented sophomore
Adam Dolsak Some students
sa3 that the classes are eas,.
but still others desperately
struggle to make the grade.
"It challenges the mind." stat-
ed ninth grader Jerem. Titus.
Most students seem to be-
lieve that the teachers at P.K.
Yonge explain the math in
"ays that the\ understand.
P.K. Yonge's Math Depart-
ment includes: Mrs. Young,
Coach Silvers. Ms. \\eber and
Tiffany Hall commented
about Ms. \ eber's Geometry
class. "It makes school harder.
but I like it because it is a chal-
lenge and keeps school inter-
"If all I teach is mathemat-
ics, then I haven't been a good
teacher. Life isn't broken into
little bitty units, and everyone
"e meet is an influence on us,"
adds Mrs. Young, our eighth
grade Math teacher.
Above: In her sixth period Geometry class, Ms.
Weber explains proofs and theorems to Brian
Left: "craaazzy!" is just one word to describe
eighth grade math teacher, Ms. Young. This
year's Halloween Festivities were fun for all.
Responsibilities Rise for Wavelengt
New staff member, sophomore Tricia Shields,
consults with sponsor Mrs. Bredahl about an
article for the paper. The Wavelength contin-
ued to be one of the best high school newspa-
pers in the state.
new member of our
Wavelength is staff
advisor Mrs. Bre-
dahl. She has approved
man\ changes in such areas
as the logo, the lighting, and
the titles of the different
pages to gi\ e more interest to
our paper. Co-editor Anne
Winefordner agreed by say-
ing. "The paper has gone
through man\ changes, %we
tr\ to figure out what ap-
peals to the students."
The staff is mainly run by the
trio of editors, Anne Wine-
fordner, Michelle Brooten. and
SKaryn King. Karyn says. "This
year the group of editors had
man\ more responsibilities than
last Near." And Michelle Broo-
ten agreed that. "being an edi-
tor gave me more responsibil-
ities than last Near." And went
on to say that she. "enjoyed the
paper because it helped her better
understand the power of the
Goals for the paper were to report
on all the issues, school news, spir-
it, and highlight individuals who
were deserving both from the fac-
ulty and the student body. "The
paper really. informs the students
on what's going on around them."
said senior Ryan Schwiebert.
Junior Lamar Williams stated
that, "The newspaper gave me an
opportunity. to learn more about
the school and the people who
make it great!" Eric Il'illiams/
The Wavelength staff: (front row L-F,) editors
Karyn King, Michelle Brooten, Anne Wine-
fordner. Staffer Michael Spurlock. (2nd row)
Adviser Susan Bredahl, Tricia Shields, Whit-
ney Lasseter, Sarah McGhee, Debbie Vergara,
Jim Haynes, April Herring, (3rd row) Robbie
Parham, Greg Martin, Tamara Brown, Lyle
Livingood, Jane Harris, Auguste Zettler, and
6 Fitness is fun and it
should be because if it's
not taken seriously it's
your life. 9
Sophomore Edward Lavagnino puts his thoughts into words as he improves his plan for a more
During Personal Fitness class students become heavily involved in a game of volleyball.
T he feel oflsweat dripping
from \our face, \our
heart pounding, and the
excitement of accomplishment
are all parts of fitness.
Maintaining a certainlelel of
health and cardiovascular fit-
ness is greatlI emphasized in
Personal fitness class. It is \ ital
that students realized the im-
portance of being physical\ fit
It is a fact that 5% of all deaths
are related to heart disease.
Students were also taught the
importance of stress manage-
ment and proper diet.
The students developed a fit-
ness project that lasted 4 to 5
weeks During the project the
students were required to keep a
log of their daily activities. In
the course of this project the
students were able to under-
stand the importance of
strength, flexibility, and cardio-
"Some people perceived
LMS and Peronal Fitness as
"just a class," and they often
don't take it seriously," said
coach Clifford. He doesn't force
anyone to work out on their
own. He has made it clear to
all of the students that "if they
don't take it seriously then they
don't take themselves serious-
Sophomore Eric Hammock watches and spots for Greg Farmer who is attempting to develop
his muscles during the weight training part of his project.
Working hard to develop his muscular fitness, junior Jim
Simmons works out with weights in his Physical Educa-
.y' v .JIi
Junior Sammy Katz concen-
trates on one of his daily assign-
A serious business teacher with a soft touch. While taking time out, Freshman Paul
Mrs. Richardson has been teaching typing for McArthur thinks about his next assign-
eight years. ment.
t's first period, you're still strug-
gling to keep your eyes open and
the last thing you want to do is
face the typing room, right? Wrong!
Ever since Mrs. Richardson received
her I.B.M. computers things have
been running fairly smoothly in typ-
"The students enjoy the skills of typ-
ing better on a computer than a type-
writer. They can produce more work
in a limited time and also receive the
benefits of computer knowledge and
computer langauge." says Mrs. Rich-
A practical arts student, Edwin
McTureous said "I think knowing
how to type is gonna help me alot in
college with my term papers." Paul
McArthur feels that "Being able to
work on computers is a good skill. I
think people would take typing even if
it wasn't required."
Mrs. Richardson would like to see
students required to take a whole year
of typing instead of just the '/2 year,
although most learn what they need
to know in just one semester.
Checking for errors requires nimble fingers
and a careful eye. Linda Westbrook proof
reads her work before she saves it.
Sophomores Adrienne Hines and Dawn Rich-
ardson work together to get their work done.
Ready to Get Wet?
II I Ii
Freshman Jesse Frist checks over his chapter
review for Environmental Science. Most ninth With the precision of a rocket scientist, juni r
graders found the course demanding. Nina Brockington carefully adds drops to a t( ,t
tube solution in chemistry.
imagine sinking slo\ .l into
a strange worldd % here
sharks roam, % here the
onl\ air you breathe is %hat \ou
carrN on \our back, and the onl\
sounds you hear are \our own
rh thmic air bubbles. Sea fans
gentl wa'te in the current, a sea
turtle glides through the aater
like an eagle, and pefectl\
round brain coral hugs the
ocean floor. Schools of fish,
more brilliant in color than
would d be human\ possible to
recreate, dart about nertousl
and surge back and forth in
the current. Your utter
\weightlessness is like float-
ing in outer space. This
SoIrld is foreign and fantastic
and it sounds like something
from Jacques Couseau, yes?
No. the opportunity to see
this world firsthand was pos-
sible in Dr. Becht's Marien
Dr. Becht, Dr. Bonacorrso,
and Mr. Griff Jones are all
accomplished divers and
worked together to develop
the marine biology program
because there is no better
way to understand a strange
world than to see it yourself.
Certainly the class was not
just open water dives. By the
time students were allowed
to enter the marine world
they knew a great deal about
the animals, fish, plants, and
the environment that they
had the privilege to see.
Two sections of marine biology were among
the most popular science offerings. Students
Hilary Dennis and Trent Loseke examine two
marine sponges with Dr. B.
Some science courses served several class lev-
els. Here, sophomore Jonathan Colon mixes a
solution as senior Aiman Shandarwili looks on.
From the 4ilhng: eids-to Medieval Jeopardy
II .'P-. A '- '. '-
holding our world view. Burt Lancaster, Mack Duggins, Wes Corbett, and Thom Anderson.
Sophomore Darrell Bessinger crams for an up-
coming World History exam. World History was
required for all 10th graders.
Dressing for Spartacus Week, sophomores earn
extra credit for sporting bandanas in Mr. Duggins
r. Corbett, head of the
Social Studies pro-
gram. %ho ends his fif-
teenth sear of teaching. handles
topics from abortion to the kill-
Sings fields in Cambodia. The
use of video allows Dr. Corbett
to cover current events with
S programs directly from televi-
son to the classroom. Group dis-
cussion and a major project are
part of the Sociology and Ps\-
For the change in sti le. Mr. An-
derson teaches eleventh grade
.American History with the tra-
ditional lecture format, adding
depth and scope kith his record
collection of authentic 60's mu-
sic. or stories of his travels
through France and \ermont.
. Junior. Jordan Walters states
That Mr. Anderson is, "the fin-
est educator I'\e e\er exper-
ienced in my career as a stu- when an overiv enthusiastic stu-
dent." Another student added dent ate a raw egg, shell and all,
S that Anderson was level head- but maintains that this year is
I ; ' the best et saying he, wouldd
ed. never got mad and was al- the best et saying he. "would
ways to the point take this course again and pay
.) s way.s to the point.
The "book or fail" method em- i
plowed by Mr. Duggins has be- The newest member of the de-
come legendary with each apartment. Mr. Lancaster, is
Successive class. In addition, i viewed b\ students as business
this year, the only teacher ith oriented and serious about
a television/VCR built into his learning. Freshman Geography
Room as a permanent fixture, student. Joe Canto, felt that
\ would like to discredit the ru- Lancaster was. "generous in his
mor that every day is "Duggin's help with questions, but serious
Day" or a mini-film festival. about the work."
That rumor he claims draws at-
tention awa\ from the many Dr. Corbett sums up the atti-
other events of the year. Re- tude of the department when he
naissance Week. and the com- says that no matter what the
petiti'e Medieval Jeopardy are style he hopes that the student,
all a part of the program The "will lea'e class thinking more
jocular Duggins remembers deeply about the issues."
past years when show and tell Michael Spurlock
animals have committed inde-
Sscretions on the table, as well as .
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Duggins does Trebeck. Ted Lincoln watches during a game of Medieval Jeopardy.
Off to- a fresh, start
she said laughing.
Hellstrom's reasoning for
giving the seniors alot of re-
sponsibilities was that it
"should be their book." Since
it %was their last sear. the "look
of the book" was their deci-
The idea w'as to gile the
yearbook back to the students.
so that the adviser and/or edi.
tor isn't the only one making
the important decisions. This
\ay, each class has its I. n
turn to say, "Look at us n..w!"
Shell\ Krzen inski
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Top (L to R) Tahra Ed"ards. Da,&n Richardson. Much \arren, Natasha Willis, Herschel
Johnson. Trisia Johnston. Cornelia Mall.or., Manarma Duncan, Eric Williams, Shelly Krze-
minski. Mr Josh Hellstrum. Jenniler Coll:op\. Heather Williams, Michelle Harden, Tristana
JeAeti. Laura Bechi. Lamar \ lliams. Omar Singleton. R.an Schweibert, Amy Mickle, Niles
Gerretson. Michelle Walker. Karen Peebles. Latasha Miles. (Not pictured: Auguste Zettler,
don't feel any pressures. It's
an honor to participate on the
P.K. yearbook staff," Single-
ton said. "It's a good exper-
The general editor of the
yearbookk was Cornelia Mal-
lor., a senior and new staffer.
She was honored that she was
chosen, while being scared
that she couldn't handle the
responsibilities. Not having
an\ yearbook experience, she
was especially worried about
deadlines. "I'll probably) yank
m\ hair out at the first one."
Shelly Krzeminski, new comer to P.K., drew a
set of graphics that would be consistent on ev-
ery page. Here, Tahra Edwards and Natasha
Willis receive help understanding these graph-
ics from Josh Hellstrom as they work on their
Jult Doing Band
P m Jazz Band is a great place
to discover that an inner
peace can be obtained
through hard work, not all
that martial arts stuff. Play-
ing jazz in itself is a learning
Band members practicing hard, rarely miss a note.
Jason Canard, Aubrey Hart, David Cox, John Nickerson, Gabe Valla, J. Lafebvre, Lisa McCall, Craig Brock, John Vernon, Chris Groves, and Chris
Parks, make up Jazz Band.
Sust doing band," said
Mr. Holt. "I enjoy
being involved in mu-
sic of all kinds." Mr. Holt en-
los conducting Jazz Band. he
likes to see his students work as
a team. In the second semester
the Jazz Band performed in
"The Concert Series", three
performances, whichh were per-
formed once a month. There
were also District and State
performances in Atlanta, Geor-
gia. At both District and State
performances, the Jazz Band
played an assortment of pop,
rock, and jazz.
The more outstanding players
in Jazz Band \were: Lisa
. cCall, saxophone: John Ver-
non, guitar: and Aubres Hart,
trombone. chorus to perform in the
"Christmas Concert" among
Mr. Holt said he "enjoyed others.
teaching jazz, because he en-
jo.s the jazz sound." Aubrey r The S mphonic Band per-
Hart added. "Jazz Band is a fun formed at Districts, and also
experience. It's different than sent many members to State.
English or math, I think it's a John Nickerson explained that
better experience than taking a "I he had "alvwas enjoyed playing
sports class." Chris Parks also in Symphonic Band, we've al-
added, "Jazz band is challeng- ways thought of each other as
ing. it allows the average indi- brothers and sisters. When you
vidual a diversion from the ev- r work with people in a Band en-
er\ daj boredom of school. vironment \ou just begin to
The Symphonic Band suffered think that way." Shawn Jecko
a difficult season, beginning added "It just feels good to be a
with the tragic loss of Lisa part of it, even though I am go-
McCall. Although she "as ing deaf from beating on the
greatly missed, they performed bass drums all the time."
mans concerts in the second se- Auguste Zettler
mester. The combined I
throughout the year, with the
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Chris Parks, Aubrey Hart, and David Cox work hard to prepare them- Robin Weinrich, Lisa McCall, Petrina Bryant, and Kitty Eno inspire
selves for their Jazz concert. student school spirit in the first pep rally of'the '89-90 school year.
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Playing to the crowd was very important. Band
members Jon Nickerson, Missy Quirello, and
Greg Brooker blast their brass. Among other
things, the band marched and played at the
University of Florida Homecoming Parade.
Conducting takes concentration. First-year
Drum Major Amber Patterson-Webb finds out
just how exhausting it can be.
Marching can also be fun! Dancing to the beat
are trumpet players Billy Eno, Clayton Ander-
son, David Cox, and Brian Gindy. Brian and
David were two of the four seniors in this year's
his Near's band wel-
comed man) new
members. The band
was verN young but easily one
of the most talented and
promising groups ever. The
Excellent rating they received
at the district festival was
proof of just how promising
the\ really are. "Most of the
new members are small and
don't have much experience,"
band director David Holt said.
"Most bands are 9-12, we are
6-12 so we sound young."
Having so many new mem-
bers affected the band in
many ways. "They don't know
the importance of being a
band member, and they don't
realize that band is not just
fun, it's work too." claims Jac-
quie Will. The "rookies' of the
band have hopefully learned
just how important it is to
%work hard and try to do their
Band member Jay Lefebvre
believes that "If we want it
bad enough we can get a I (su-
perior)." Wanting something
bad enough and ring hard to
get it are very important
things in the band. This year's
band had alot of promise, and
as Jacquie says. "In a few
\ears we will be the best."
Laura Becht -
The drummers keep their eyes on the Drum
Major. Since the drummers are the heart of the
band, it is important that they stay together.
The drummers here are: Sophomore Suzanne
Legare (left), seventh grader Lindsey Watson,
sixth grader Walter Booth, junior Doug Law-
rence, and sixth grader Michael Holt.
Youth permeated all sections of the Marching
Band. Freshman Anne Kinton (left), eighth
grader Jessica Morris, and freshman Angie
Weston were examples of the talented and
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Spreading senior cheer, senior class vice-president, Sesame Raphael and secretary Pam
Brooker smile with Serena Forrester.
Above: Spanish club vice-president, Reshna Patel and President,
Dawn Farmer, pose proudly for their picture. Below: Members of
the club Rafiki meet during lunch. Rafiki and Student Council
worked together this year to plan the Christmas can drive and the
assembly for Black History Month.
to take responsibility for
planning and sponsoring
the event, they become
more adept at leadership
Principal Chris Morris
A Chance to get Students Involved
Student Council's exec board: Student council
president, Cornelia Mallory; vice-president,
Michelle Brooten; parliamentarian, Renee
Orum; treasurer, Mariama Duncan, and home-
coming chairman, Amber Patterson-Webb.
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Senior Class president Berdell Knowles re-
laxes during a meeting. Berdell is responsible
for senior lunches and both of the homecoming
T here was a lot of controversy sur-
rounding student council at the
beginning of this year. The homecom-
ing days were simply riot up to par.
Student council did a poor job com-
municating Spirit Days to the rest of
student body. A more traditional
homecoming was planned for the bas-
ketball season. 50's Day and Pajama
Day had a good turnout. Student
council helped provide some fun ex-
Student council gives student
the opportunity to get in-
volved," student body president
tracurricular activities for P.K.
Younge students. Student council
also provided services to the commu-
nity. They sang songs about Hallow-
een and they sang Christmas carols at
the Veteran's Administration Hospi-
The vice president, Michelle Brooten,
was responsible for the blood drives
held this year. Michelle tried to get
students over seventeen to donate
blood at the Civitan Blood Mobile.
Nicole Golding and Mariama Dun-
can sold boxer shorts during lunch as
a fund raiser and "to promote school
spirit." The money went to help stu-
dent council sponsor fun activities for
Although football spirit week was
disappointment, student council kep
Son trying. They did not let the disap-
pointment of the fall cast a shadow or
the rest of the year. Mariama Dun-
Dr. Baldwin, student council sponsor, talks to
a student at the first senior seminar. Dr. Bal-
dwin provides student council with activities to
help the community.
Michelle Brooten asks Anne Wineforder,
"Who's going to chaperone the homecoming
Student Council: Mariama Duncan, Cornelia Mallory, Michelle Broo-
ten, Amber Patterson-Webb, Renee Orum, Nicole Golding, Sesame
Raphel, Michelle Walker, Pam Brooker, Phillip Chaney, Todd Caffie,
Jim Haynes, Sammy Katz, Chris Doering, Sarah McGhee, Whitney
Lassiter, Karen Peebles, Jason Williams, Tammy Whitt, T.L. Latson,
Genna Boyd, Tasha Brinson, Adrienne Hines, Brian Konik, Amanda
Joiner, Israel Wilcox, Shawn Jenkins, Beth Crocker, Kevin Smith, Mar-
cie Rowe, Latoya Manning, Erika Herring.
-National Honor Society
The National Honor Society: (Back row, left to right) President Nicole Golding, Noahjohn
Dittmar, Robin Weinrich, Tamara Brown, Pam Brooker, Heather Bell, Jennifer Vickers, and
Adviser Mr. Thompson. (Front row) Cornelia Mallory, Laura Farrow, Michelle Brooten, Dawn
Marie Farmer, and Sarah Thomas.
Through its'first three years, Mr. Thompson
(high school guidance counselor), has spon-
sored the P.K. branch of the National Honor
This was the third year for the
P.K. Yonge branch of the Na-
tional Honor Society. Five of the new
members were juniors, the other six
seniors joined by the veteran member,
President Nicole Golding. The group
was composed of students who met
the requirement of a 3.5 grade point
average, who possessed leadership
skills, and had previous service exper-
ience. The female group (with the ex-
ception of Noahjohn Dittmar) helped
with environmental issues like the
beach clean up. The group of honor
students not only gained prestige for
college applications, but they also
served the community. "It is great to
finally get some recognition for the
hard work," said grateful senior
member Jennifer Vickers. Michael
Brain Power: A
F or Noahjohn Dittmar, (left) the only male
member of the National Honor Society,
life has been pretty sweet. The girls were there
to enjoy his company, cater to his request, and
generally adore their male friend, Noahjohn.
"I think there are fewer males in the society
because they are lazy as h-ll." The number of
guys in the club was not a reflection on the
quality of the population. This year, our onl)
Florida Academic Scholar, Ezra Freeman (s
guy whose talent cannot be disputed) was not a
member of the group. As well as the twelfth
grade A.P. class, which was almost exclusively
male, whose members did not opt to joir
N.H.S. The advantages of belonging to the so
city are two fold; the weight it provides on the
transcript to get into the more competitive col-
leges, and the pull the title gives in obtaining E
scholarship. Michael Spurlock
The Future Educators, could use some education on posing for photographs, assemble foy the sake
of memories. (Back row) Brian Gindy, Laura Farrow, Christy Mixson, Amy Hollinger, Adviser
Chris Morris, Michael Spurlock, Mariama Duncan (Second row) Jennifer Vickers, Tara Dawson,
Shelby Griffith (First row) Patricia Shields, Wendy Abbott and Shana Marcus.
he Future Educators nearly dou-
bled their numbers this year
through intensive membership drives
carried out by enthusiastic club presi-
dent Christy Mixon. The club was ac-
tive in numerous activities and pro-
jects, ranging from fund raisers to
service projects. The year began with
the traditional doughnut sales cam-
paign to help finance the trip to con-
ference where other members from
around the state share ideas and suc-
cess stories. Button sales at the Hal-
loween carnival and a car wash were
other projects that served the commu-
nity and helped raise funds.
In the area of service, the members
tutored students who needed help in
the particular area that they felt com-
fortable teaching. Also, the second
grade enjoyed great readers in their
class to read holiday books at the var-
"You don't have to want to be an ele-
mentary teacher to be in F.E.A., I
want to teach law in college," said
former club president Cornelia Mal-
lory. A strong view that, "regardless
of the subject, pride in the quality is
what matters," is commonly shared
on the national level as well. The trip
to conference in May touched on the
theme of Teaching Excellence, one of
the goals of every Future Educator.
Making buttons for the elementary at the Halloween carnival, members Cornelia Mallory and
Ann Kinton enjoy the detailed work.
IO S K welcomed a new club this
year that was engineered with
world environmental problems
tally A ware in mind. The P. K. Ethos club was
begun by junior Sarah McGhee who
said she wanted "to get more people
involved in environmental issues."
The club started the year cleaning up
the creek and set out with ideas for
several more projects.
One such project involved the rain
6 We want people to go from
awareness to action.99
forests. The South American rain for-
ests are being destroyed by slash-and-
burn farming and development. The
club decided to try to do something
about it by buying land in the forests.
They sponsored a benefit concert fea-
turing a local band called "Brown
Rug" in a successful effort to raise
money and also asked local businesses
for donations. They followed this pro-
ject with plans to transport a colony
of endangered butterflies to the red
cedar tree outside the front office.
They also helped start the paper recy-
What kind of impact did they hope
to make? Sponsor Mr. Griff Jones re-
plied, "We want people to go from
awareness to action." He sponsored
Ethos because "Environmental
causes are one of my personal con-
cerns." Ethos tried hard to make a
difference environmentally and hope-
fully next year will make an even
ETHOS-members: Ezra Freeman, Leslie
Groce, Gus Hughes, Nicole Golding, Sarah
McGhee, Benji Cohen, Ivor Kincaide, David
Pactor, Jonathon Cohen, Jake Springfield, and
Foreign Language Clubs
he Spanish and French clubs
were active all year long. The
Spanish club had a pifiata
booth at the Halloween Carnival.
Club members made pifiatas and
filled them with candy. Lucky ticket
buyers scrambled for the candy once
the pifiatas were broken.
Another Spanish club activity was
a Spanish dinner at Mrs. Sivinski's
house. Members made enchiladas,
cookies, candy and other Spanish-
style foods. They also played Spanish
Monopoly and Spanish charades.
The French Club held a brunch
where they served cafe o16 French
coffee, croissants, and watched the
Frech film, "Goodbye My Children".
What was the purpose of the clubs?
"It is to provide extracurricular ac-
tivities for French and Spanish stu-
dents," said Mrs. Stepp. Mrs. Si-
vinski added, "it is for students to ex-
perience aspects of culture, food, and
music, and dance."
Spanish Club members: Micah Gustafson,
Marisa Dodge, Dawn Farmer, Laura Becht,
Sarah Thomas, Chris Golding, Mrs. Stepp, and
Business and Pleasure
During the car parade, junior Aubrey Hart
tells P.K. to get some spirit.
Seniors Michelle Brooten and Debbie Ver-
gera dressed up as hippies on the seniors
own spirit day.
In the past years for spirit week
the students comically dressed
up in support of the homecom-
ing spirit. This year many students
were asking the questions, strictly
business? How are we supposed to
dress? There seemed to be confu-
sion and lack of enthusiasm about
the "Strictly Business" theme.
The traditional spirit week
dress-up days which in the past led
to many memorable moments
seemed to disappear and were dis-
appointing to many.
Even though many people were
let down by not having an in-school
pep rally like in past years, the suc-
cess of Hi-tide helped make up for
the missing pep rally.
Just because this year's home-
coming week wasn't the best, it
wasn't the worst, maybe future
years will be more organized and
taken more seriously, in search of a
fun filled week and activity.
Sophomores Tahra Edwards and Katrina
Gaddy show their friendship after Hi Tide as
they try to stay warm.
The spirit week car contest winner with a
smashed hornet owned by senior Ahmon Katz.
Ahmon also was voted Homecoming King.
During the car contest, co-winners Brian Bar-
rett and Hilary Dennis yell in support of their
Junior Jesse Mulhern and Amie McLean try to
be discreet about snuggling at the bon fire after
66It was upsetting not being
able to pick the days like in the
past years. It's us, the students,
who dress up. We should be able
to have fun with it.99
Senior Trista Johnston
6 Due to the lack of organiza-
tion by student council the
SENIORS took it upon them-
selves to create their own action
packed hippie day out of a basi-
cally boring week.99
Seniors Pam Brooker and