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Title: Yongester
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Publication Date: 1997
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Full Text




P.K. Yuvut
1080 S.W. 11 STREET
GAINESVILLE, FL 32601-7899

n.k. vonae developmental research school

1080 s.w. llth street gainesville, fl 82601

Title Page 1

Right: Freshmen Robyn
Camil, Dianne Parsons,
and Logan Anglin try
on fire gear during
service learning day at
the fire department.
Service learning gave
them an opportunity to
gain community service
hours during school

2 Opening

Phunk, what does it mean? To each individual it has a
different meaning. It means nothing and everything at
once. It's cool, crazy, raw, phat, fresh, and dope. It's our
way of life. It's the unique quality that makes us
different from the rest. Blue Phunk is our fashions, wild
and crazy to simply apathetic. Blue Phunkis the old and
the new smashing together. It's the clash of the 70's, "we
love everyone" feeling to the 90's "you gotta be a G"
attitude. Regardless of our various phunky fashions,
P.K. stills maintains a family-like atmosphere that creates
a feeling of unity on campus. Our friendships cross all

the pk way, the p

boundaries, and basically everyone is everybody's friend.
No matter how hard we try and maintain the "P.K.
Way," as certain as times passes, change occurs. With
new additions like the modern technology lab and
increased administration we have made the transition
toward the future. Still we've kept in mind traditions
that have been important, like off-campus lunch for
seniors and the spirited High Tide. Whatever it may
mean to each member of our student body, we can all
agree with George Clinton when he says, "We want the
phunk; We got to have that phunk!" -Laurel Mosura



of life

Opening 3


10. We still have "short Wednesdays"
9. The new technology lab
8. The always forgiving new
7. Our great and understanding teachers
6. The fact we have never had a real fight

top ten


5. We can still be in the same class with
people we were with in kindergarten
4. Our slacker attitude
3. Our version of the dress code
2. Off campus lunch for seniors
1. Our "diverse" yet always productive
student body! (yeah right!)
why pk is phunky

4 Opening


Senior Heather Covaleski
talks with a friend as they
sit on the grassy mound.
This was a popular spot
where many students ate,
studied, or got some sun
during lunch.

Opening 5

Uniqueness defined life at P.K. Xonge.
Everyone had their own interpretation of
individuality. Lately there seemed to be no
standard for what P.K. students thought
was'"tight," "da'bomb," "butta." or"kewl."
While some thought that "bussm'a sag"
was still the thang, there were others who
chose to go the route of thie tight, butt-
hugger look. Personal style was not the
only indication of diver sity.P K.hadalways
been seen not as a melting pot but more of
a salad bowl \% which only pro\ ed what vwe
had been saying all along...that P.K. had a
st le all its own. The fact that we were one
of the only schools in the area that got to go
otf campus for lunch, (eat your hearts out
underclassmen) we got those God-sent
tw\ el' e o' clock days, days off that no one
elke in the nation got and the fact that it was
impossible to go an entire yveai without
seeing the same person face at least twenty
times said that the BLUE WAVE weie the
masters of individuality Even more
important than the opportunity to express
individuality was the fact that people from
variouss backgrounds could peacefully
coexist. Some called us different, some called
us weird, I thought the word that best
described life at P.K. was...PHREAKISH!!
-Rashad Crovell

class of 1L97





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10 Student Life


1.Most Likely
2 .Biggest
3.Most Fun
on a Deserted
4.Best All
5. Best Eyes:
Bradley, Isaiah
6.Biggest Ego:
Lauren Fox
7.Class Sanit:
Mixson 8.Best
Webb 9.Most
S April

Senior Superlatives 11

Fashion :


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Out with the new and in with the old seemed to be the motto
for the fashion line-up throughout the year. Styles
ranged widely in variety. Some liked the hio eitl
preppy look, while others made themselves themsevs. ltthesh o
noticable with baggy pants, platform kfahi u t
shoes, and bright colored garments. Most
girls stated that guys looked best in des foft
button-up Tommies, khaki pants, and of ^reo Ial
course the Timberland shoes. On the uei
other hand, guys liked the dressy look on i ,h l i
girls. Junior Stanley Monroe commented, "I t hep
like the silk dresses and the high heels on girls. fsi i
That looks good." Of course the clothing we saw at w f
school didn't necessarily represent people well, seeing tete l tyleso f
how there was a tight dress code at P.K. The weekends i^pu *hr^0

Are Thue-ljne- Nic.'le
Peter_. and Tr.-. i :

Ira to I traditions al l
rap _e tr-. f: u I,.-,

12 Student Life

\\ ith her bright ,ell.'.w
ck':, lumior Danna
H.,. kins gi; u', i a
glimp e 'I h-i -ikater

Phasions 13


1. Looking
in their baggy
pants and
backpacks on
shoulders are
Matt Nations,
Rosie Delate,
and Daniella
Kesler. This
year grunge
was in!
2. Taking a
minute of his
time, Senior
Walker steps
aside to show
us how cool
he really is.
was one of
Johnny's top
SCr.icc. and
't i l .]Ir- lust
t.,o v *Ird- to

ta,h.ion-. C-
C r.l.'. I -llnd
Gle-r.n Grgs.
Tl.e, cl-, e to
prepp, -t\ les.
4 Fr-hhmn.in

Buckir- r, t .
hl ir lrc a
tadt'i- n n t on


1 Ro.:, Oh-ara-

.and S*-oni- R.oth

Hi, tari t t.-ir
r ,rk to ;h.h,-.:
ort their ,tol._i p
I K, l
Robn,:, -.n and
1u ngblood -it
on thl' ,-.nch,
k, Ie i.- anr
,: ,am pl,: o_
h, h. lio:,tk_
tr', 112 to bendh

rake a .nck

-ire' ti,.
p ok jt the

to, -
Both i,.:rc
k no i %n for
th ir illk,
Zam mc 5, at
4 Are Thuc-

little .. ka,' ;i n
aitt,:r bein,
a4ked ab,,ut
hi ulackinr,
t:t, ards
_:ho,:l Hc
-.aid It s all



Aa r,-onLC.rinr .tand.up
in cla-. t. -h '. otll hi,
uniqu _.rh k: He ;..a-
kno nt r, t-.. a trend

Ca.rl\ Emnrers'r'on
I.leman Thomlo anc
Gt-nn\ _pie- t.:ik a
nnmo i.:nt to s-ho or
their p9tg ti'F'p-

14 Student Life


4 7.

Ev'erIbodv has had one o( tho'e da\s. 1ou kinow their -
kind. A day where you lust didn't feel like acting
noi mal. 'CLou had to do something to keep
yourself entertained through .et another
day ot the boring schooll routine. Andrea *
Preisler said ot these moods, "Sometime<
hanging around the bo s' bathroom can
put a little spunk in your day If the day
is really bad just go on in You'll see.
Things will liven up !' Each person had his
or her own wa\ of breakin-g the drill. ou i
knox a,, king tup going to school and of
Course. learning. Some found stamps and sticker- -
while rummaging through a teacher ; desk. other. *
brought a leftover from breakfe"t, like a MicDonald's-

Play Things 15

P ome

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They say love is what makes the world go round and i o i ig *h* 1
the halls of P.K. Yonge were no exception to the... .... J. ... . ..
rule. Meeting by the lockers between classes,rT ou ior' lo.i a ,.eyc '"dt
picnic lunches for two by Tumbling Creek,sk dt gv- hi p nis
or a gaze across the Chemistry room. one "e.[ lsut, pic dis
That's what it was all about: Chemistry.p a n '-0fae-in ^ *! h r-wa
When a sample of students were asked. s t *aim -u [flgr.!n .c
"What is it that has kept you together and i x iamn. o* a o n
happy in your relationship?" Erika Perryw stak n dinaprpi on
summed it up with some advice which t tho nw ir l
seemed to keep she and John Mydock soArodwoasqtesyig"IIcul
strong, "Trust, honesty, love, respect, concerned frn w st
and fun." Others had a completely different viewpoint. h a t n e j u 5
Tracy Spies stated "Arguments and periodical break- id h d nv f i, ve
ups keep a relationship interesting." Some felt serious M a s * "

S6 Student Life

1. Seniors
Dougherty and
Kristina Baio
take a minute
to express their
love. They
must have
some secret in
order to stay
together for so
2. Tommy
Gotro and
Robinson were
not a couple
ashamed of
their feelings
toward each
other, as we
catch them
cuddling in
3.Taking a
break from the
usual school
M A routine, Seniors
Ryan Gause
and Andrea
Williams share
some juicy
secrets. They
were often
found hanging
out together in
their free time.
4. A lovely,
young couple
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Couples 17

!&W, 1

1.The 1996 Homecoming Court in all its splendor. 2. King Johnny Walker and queen
Michelle McElroy majestically pose for a quick photo. 3. Sophomore Wes Andrews does a
masterful Dean Vallery impression. This was one of the funnier skits of High Tide. 4.Emcees
Ben Sharp and B,J. Moring emphatically express their P.K. spirit at High Tide. 5.Tasha
Benjamin. Bibi Baxter, and Nikki Thomas dance the night away at High Tide. 6.Prince
I,i. ,.. illiams and princess Jessica Rhodes walk regally across the field on Homecoming
.,iir -. I'he Blue Wave cheerleaders once again show their undying spirit. 8.Sophomores
i,. .r .:1 I andall and Jonas Rutledge take a cheap (but amusing) shot at the Blue Wave
.,,1 -,-.1lers. 9.Sophomore Nicole Favreau sings her rendition of "No Business Like Show
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H1omecomi Vg

"M iJ'irt. Bilic "\ "l' 'tiL'all te.iiii t b "
with pirit \\eck P K tudeiit- tIlbutIL t.' tl it
"P.K. a, a. n id .ailt to ._,tb:il! t'I iimi Ti in Di',
ClashDay, \ i eDi', Flip-Flop D .anLdBlue %h\\ it,: DE.
all reflected tl i : i.-te tun-lo i ttitud ot I' K '
during Spirit \,--ck TIhuIl-da', miht Hizli Tide pr':' ed t.' le -
somewhat entrt.l iir in e-. nt t.'r m ;',-t I lauhi.I- d Iii [I toppedd
said junior Mar;N Hin-tz Orth-er hiot. eVr -v.. Hi-,hl Ti]dea. :a.. i:ce. to
network with thel cl 0issmate :'Liut-ide .''t cilooli Thle hi, [-i poin- t o, t ti,.
night for most Blue .\aiaer.- ,.a-' tielic'lOn i Hon iilc'. in.I CoLirt I
thought the mem n ib.- t their OLiLt repr-eii nted I' K v., -:a. l .-td lunlr,1 ]
ShavonneThorni- H-.mion-I n: nulht tluhl v.. :;- .- d tt.',--l troi;
all together. \W liin it cinic t-' tL o tiio-tball t,.mii n p itr. irmainc, H t,
only thing th It m --t -tu.i._dent I 11. luni,-r Damnn.-I Hat., kins, c. ould
find to sa ertne thln i-ike T ihe\ tried :nd Oh I\,ll e
Despite the, t,.-,tball ta mii 'imie\ h1 t disa-ppi-.intin
perfoirniIce n FLiida,, ndii t H m -cii.miCi'tiini i '-,On
l pr ed i., Le' -. Lni. )i\ L A le lt, in' ,t I i-,
eVet. -Kashad L..rowell
' 18 Homecoming

Homecoming 19



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Frie ind-. are pf ople v. ho \ ill be tlihere hfor i ou
tllrou ili ~ ,ood und bad tiuiine, .t3ted |Liniol
Arha liMlns %. lien 1 ask.d t,:, defne
frietadiship \\l~en ,-iakd the sam-e.
lestrc-tron imnlor TaI.ha Benljamnlrf
,tated 11: I do' t IIht e m1 1i\ tLie
tici"ld, liere. but 3 tLire tilend
would never turn their back on
you," and senior Beverly
Johnson added, "A friend is
someone who will be there for you
and love you no matter what." When
asked why students have their ov. n little
groups, juniors LaZonia Thomas and a z z n
Maxwell both stated that they ha\,- their


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Phriends 21

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Williams and
gossip on the
Robinson and
show how
much they
like each
other's style
by dressing
Jamie Davis,
Erika Perry,
Gravois, and
Natalie Llana
joke with one
returning to
4. Junior
Tajar Leath
and six grader
prove that age
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A famous statement from students regarding m nea ki ng
past the administration to break the rules wa: so
what! What are they going to do?" However
as the year progressed the students' attitudes
changed pretty quickly. The "Who cares?"
statement suddenly changed to "I gotta
get to class." Although the punishments
were harsh they seemed to be effective. I
can vouche for that. After spending an
hour and forty-five minutes in the famous
ASD (After School Detention for those of
you that were always on time) I was nexei .
tardy again. I also learned that there was no special
treatment. The Dean and Ms. English did not care that
I was a cheerleader and that hour and forty- ti\ ,


4... ~.~i~*~'~*' 4

22 Student Life Phuture Phelons 23

1. Brittany
Baker is lucky
Brinson didn't
turn around to
catch her
trying to steal
a coke.
took chances
every now
and then.
2. Robin
Camille looks
thinking that
she got away
with wearing
her belly shirt
to school. Ten
minutes later
though she
was busted
and had to
wear a jacket.
3. Cam
Brewer and
Brian Bennett
enjoy off
campus lunch,
usually a
These two
juniors smile
knowing they
through the
4. Senior or
not, nobody
gets to leave
during classes.
Zack Hughes,
thinks he is
above the law.



1. Juniors
Saunders and
Brunnn mile
[.-.I t I ,.

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"Flirting is a subtle art form and only te tIr lI
skilled can make it seem that way," stated
senior Rashad Crowell when asked
how he felt about flirting. Also
when asked, junior Mark Hintz
stated, "Flirting what's the
point! Just cut to the chase and
take care of business." And
adding her two cents junior
Jazzlyn Maxwell commented,
"Flirting was just another way to
show how much you liked
someone." But flirting could also be
misunderstood and taken in a bad wa\. and
on that note junior Sabrina Gaddy had thiis to

J 24 Student Life





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so I.II r II" l 'l . ,,i- ,in- ,II .I -,: I L ., :i
lilcle tlk ni',nr l ent'r
bi.'lore the bell ring

Ii.ril -.i T hI ] i .-ll| i
Ir.ic-, III. LI...F' .irm '6 .
rubbin:.- up L n'ir-
sIplininri LDi rrik
Flirting 25

Flirting 25



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1 .Junior
Jouett loves
her braids
because she
can get up and
go. 2.Junior
enjoys the laid

down look. 3.
Junior Reggie
Williams also
enjoys the get
up and go look
with the bald
head. 4.Senior
April Seymour
goes with the

curly look.

AJ 72



Even some staff Junior Rose Godtrey
members, like Loretta enjoys the short hair cut
Robinson, enjoyed the look,it's not only for
young look. boys.

26 Student Life

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Hair a I-im titles form of expression because no one *
oulde t er tell ,, oiu what style you can and can't put in *
you r hai," -t ted eniorRashad Crowell. When
as,Id hio their, telt about different hair
tII i run %i RinReeRichardsonandAjsha
NlinmI had the tu say about hair styles,
" k" o1ie to, e\prIc s ourselves with hair
,) kls. Thetre- ere lots of different hair
'st-'lV tli. ','-ar t.uch as Ocean waves,
Frivinch iIolb- Candy curls, Wraps, Hurri- so tey***i
Cjns-. Fade,. Dreads, Afros, Bald heads,d *fli *n
.:nd -Ii II-. But then some people just liked to
put their hair up in a pony tail and go about their
own way, because they really didn't care about their
hair. On the other hand, some people couldn't come to

Hair 27

1.Johnny Beland,





venture feeling

rather "raw".

2.A pile of

seniors attempt

one of the more



Camp Kulaqua was thought by many seniors to be the
inaugural point of seniordom at P.K. Yonge. Despite
the fact that only half the class of 1997 actually
went, most still found the trip to be an
enjoyable experience. The seniors
participated in a various assortment of
activities during their stay at beautiful,
picturesque Camp Kulaqua. Activties
included things like the low ropes
course,which required a team effort, that
god-awful canoe trip, horse-back riding, a
self-defense class, a college success class, a
hay ride into the woods, and go-carts(a favorite of
most seniors). Memories were all that most seniors
brought back from camp (with the possible exception of



obstacles of the

low ropes course.

3.A group of

seniors take a


rest after a long

day. 4.A group of

seniors found

time for a meal

during their busy

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ot the:' onl\ iii:r- 1', itlh
i po u h. ,:'n ,. r.L ', m u t ,r
ip c 3rr",t"IlL

I -,., 1 3r-, j indr.
\l ilhl rnm- ,Jar.. a III]]e
b.:,n..iin t -.

28 Student Life

Camp Kulaqua 29


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T o S


I w-

Jonas Rutledge
and senior J.R..
Fort spend yet
afternoon in
Derrick Randall
lounges in
Derrick got to
know Ms.
English rather
well. 3.Johnny
Beland and
Curtis Gaskalla
find themselves
within the reach
of the long arm
of the law. 4.The
roles are
reversed when
John walker
re.pr, rTiand
libr.r, ai Lanrrii
',;a ,dra





.eIrnitr M,dclck Laur.a
TThompson and nKell,
'.- rthal'._e ir n tr.:.ul-'l,
:,trib ) the mi:.''rriptible:
MIr M,'-all

30 Student Life

Thii, iear when the ne%\ administrators came \. ith ne"..
rules and regulation mina \ tudentslivesd:-as;ticall I ; !i
changed lan\ students.still disoriented from .' ,
the chan.-e found them-;eIlec- at the mercy .
ot onMe o three people The~ included: the .* ,
nototious De:n \ allern\ lN English, or ..... .. "1 "
Officer Brin.,on These IndI\ Iduals were ..' :. -
onees!pecialli Dean \Vallerv i that most : ... ..
student- would rather not clash with. ..:. .: .-.
When asked what she thought about .
attischool detention soplomore Carly .. .
Emmeson had this to sa\ 'Trust me,it's not ., .. "".;
the a\ -, ou ,ant to spend \our afternoon Some .. :: .:;
studentss found '.avi-, to avoid getting ante school .. ..... ...
detention, or m-lchool suspension. These included .' .

Getting in Trouble 31

f,.lr-_ C r,? ,-! ng ,,e
R,_ k r:, De*.! -t e an, e
,.']: F), h .tc 3 n -A
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Whether it was gossiping at your locker
spending quality time with your sign tifc a nt
other, or taking a trip to the bathroom. -.
the five minutes in between classes
seemed well spent and well
appreciated by the entire student
body. Popular spots to hang out
on the break were the memorial
on M wing and the payphone
by the gymnasium. The memorial
was a more common place for large
groups of friends to chat; the
payphone on the other hand was a hlangou t
for a select few. Ruby Powell was often spotted
calling her boyfriend, Inyo, in Or ando to tell

1 I


Laura Lincoln and
Isaiah Shapiro manage
to squeeze in some quick
study time before their
next class began.

32 Student Life

Jaime Davis and
Christine Nycz chill on
the bench for a few
minutes to discuss their
plans for the night.

Phive Minutes 33


1. Rashad
Strawder and
Benjamin all
spare a minute
to smile for
the camera
heading to
class. Rashad
never failed to
have a woman
at his side.
2. Freshmen
Showers and
make sure
they spend
every second
of their five
outside of
class... even if
it was just a
few feet.
3. Danielle
struggles to
make it to
class on time.
With all the
guys fighting
for her
attention, she
found it a
hard task to
4. Brent Boate
and Marcos
Asse goof off
on the bench
and attempt to
spit game at
the ladies.


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door. N1 ou arrive at school just in time to a f M-
sprint across the parking lot and rus-h iin ay a a ae -
the door to your first period class..All otc 0ht u *
that can leave a person vert tired. A t O-* -
malority of P. 1K students said that even u a i a
when they had gotten a full night's rest a y -we*a
teacher lecturing tended to rela\ them andiw t ie*d vr c
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Each class had a different story, an original

style, and a variety of faces. Although each

face was categorized by their grade level,
Seniors, )uniors. Sophomores, or Freshman,

they were all able to integrate together.

These unique faces, of different races and
backgrounds. ot all sizes and shapes, and

with numerous styles and expressions,

whether high school middle school or

faculty, all combined to compose our

school's family.
How could our family be defined? Two

simple words in the Englishlanguage: Blue

Phunk. The classes were spirited, unique,

and close, phunky in the best sense of the

word. As principal Chris Morris explamed

it, "Even though we have differences of

opinion, the most important thing is that

we're there for each other for the long run."
We were able to bond together, become

friends and overlook each other's
differences. New faces were quickly

welcomed and became known by all. We

supported each other disregarding class
levels. When N Is. Shirle Sirmons was asked

her view of the school's population, she

stated, "-(The family) is a very caring group

of people." Our school's pride and senseof
unity was well presented.on campus as

well as in our community. This was what

made our phaces special. This was how we

defined Blue Phunk.

-Laurcl Mv ,on

After years of work to escape the title of
underclassmen, our class finally

Right: Senior John Walker
daydreams outside of his
classroom. Daydreaming was
one of the symptoms of

Far right: Seniors Onna
Meyer, Kelley Goethals, Laura
Thompson, and Jennifer
Mydock take a carefree ap-
proach to their class. Their
relaxed style of learning was
an example of the ailment

achieved the title of Senior.
But once again, the epidemic
called Senioritus struck.
Usually this ailment
broke out after the first Q
quarter, however it was
evident from the get-go in
a few host specimen.
Symptoms included
cutting class, apathy for
school work and allergic
reactions to the words College,
SAT and deadline. This ailment put

the seniors in a trance, where they
moped about the halls without




worry. Teachers tried to
cure this problem by
creating activities to
melt away the carefree
lifestyle. But, the only
cure found yet was the
potent effect of the
diploma. This beacon
coaxed us back to our
previous state. Having
crossed the finish line, our

class took a victory lap into the
21st century. -Ben Sharp

Edward Arp
.i9ffany Aslan
927arcos Asse
9ristina aio
Johnny &eland
Joseph elgrade
9obert ,ell

Ohristopher enn
cames ernis
7/7atthew little
rent oate
6ryan founds
cSaudia radley
ceffrey 6reeden

Case Calkins
iris Coe
Peta Corbett
weather Covaleski
A.avey Crane
Pashad Crowell
5atie Oamien

Seniors 39
Seniors 39

38 People

When we walked through the doors, the
familiar scent of dirty socks and

cotton candy filled our
nostrils. Childhood
memories came flooding
back as we raced to the
counter to order our Q
skates. The disco ball
started to turn as the
multi-colored lights
flashed on the carpeted
walls. We hit the rink and
began to roll. Blisters formed
from the ancient skates, and
bruises surfaced from the slippery

floor as music blared from long ago.
LIMBO! Time to duck down and




roll on through. The hours
passed quicker than we
could skate. With the
skates returned, we
limped out to the bus
with blistered feet and
sore legs. Many of us,
quite out of practice, had
spent much of our time on
the ground. We piled on the
four-to-a-seat bus, and drove
languidly into the sunset.
-Makaya McKnight

Left: Senior Kyle
Robinson smiles after
falling on the floor of the
skating rink. Some of
the seniors realized they
were not as graceful on
eight wheels as they had
Far Left: Seniors
Deshika Robinson,
ShWanda Gallmon, and
Tomiko Kirkland stop
skating to smile for the
camera. The seniors
were able to bond as a
class on their visit to
Skate Station.

Joel Javis
.,dmber ouberley
6rian Jougherty
(hris /Jougherty
6rad Elingham
'?77artina Cmmerson
Patrick -eagle

c-R. rt
cfauren Fox
7i7atthew Crank
Pyan ause
elley ,oethals



, atherA arford
*}mberly -intz
cackary, /ughcs
.9Tomas dutchens

Seniors 41

40 People

Yordona .Travis rwin
yan (vines
cScott c2ames
Vanessa c2ewett
6everly Johnson
aniella 9Kesler

Jcanease c2ames
gomiko 9irkland
camie 9Jopfenstein
Jcstin changer
c2anardham ocavakumar
-oaura o incoln
/eather o lana

7icole 7arek
oCarry 77cDaniel
/'ichelle 7/cElroy
7/?akaya cKnight
Onna ?/7eyer
channa 9 7eyer
oaurel 7/?ixson

Right: Seniors Tom
Hutchens and Jason
Perry love the fact that
they can get away from
school during lunch.
Tom, like many other
seniors ate lunch at
Arby's or one of the
many other nearby fast
food restaurants.
Far Right: Senior
Tommy Gotro pays for
his sub at Subway.
Seniors enjoyed the
healthier option that
Subway provided.

42 People


Everyday during lunch, my friends and
I either went to Hardee's,

Subway, McDonald's, or
Burger King. We all
packed into my
Roadmaster and
rode out. It took
about twenty
minutes to get there
from school and five
minutes to get back.
Almost every day I
got a value meal with a
Sprite because they were
the most economical

easiest to maintain. The best value meal was
the Whopper at a mere $2.99.





Senior lunch was a big
advantage because it gave
you a chance to hang out
with your friends away
from school. Off campus
lunch was a privilege, not
a right, and needed to be
treated as such. Juniors
and other underclassmen
should have waited until
they were seniors to go off
campus for lunch.
-Beverly Johnson

Seniors 43

The senior year, a mixture of
relaxation and stress. Some of

us were able to only take
the requirements,
while others of us
took on harder
courses. But getting
our homework
done, making good
grades, and passing
our classes were only
the beginning of our
worries. It seemed like
the rest of our lives had to



be planned out at the beginning of our
senior year. Soon worries began
to form about our dreadful
"what if...". The thoughts
of our school work, of our
SAT or ACT, and of all
the college applications
et left us clinging to every
last second of our social
ssed hours. Sleep became

it! scarce as we wondered
what was next, and only
time could tell what our
futures held. -Laurel Mixson

Jennifer ",organ
e.ath ''7orrison
cxlaurel ?obsura
cennifer 27ydock
90"hantavia ?'elson
Cortnee 7Zeilsen
Arnnia liAlctt

Jcanet Paletti
Daniel Pennell
cJason Perry
Andrea eisler
9ex Fobertson
Uteshika obinson
9jameron Robinson

9yle 9obinson
2/7ichael oche
972olye i9ogers
Anne Sarver
Jcojireh cScott
April ceymour

Far left: Senior
ShWanda Gallmon
stresses over college
applications. Seniors
realized that their last
year wasn't all fun and
Left: Rob Bell, senior,
contemplates his pre-
calculus homework.
Things got stressful
when students waited
until the last minute to
do their homework.

Seniors 45

44 People

Right: Senior Jennifer
Morgan makes one of
her rare appearances
in between classes.
Some students were full-
time dual enrolled,
while others still spent
some of their time at P.K.
Far right: Senior
Daniella Kesler
concentrates intently
on the guidance work.
When she wasn't at UF
she helped out in the
guidance office.

(saiah cShapiro
h. r arp

Crystal cmith
jTracy Spies

(Crystal Stevens
9jeshia cStrawder
cShelton c-willey

A new campus, a new challenge, leaving the
P. K. family to try and act a little
older. But besides making your
own schedule with classes
starting at noon every other
day and a cafeteria with a L' .
lot more to offer then the
yummy P.K. menu, dual
enrollment wasn't all that
it was cracked up to be. If
you were a dual enrolled S
senior, you didn't plan on
going skating or to the movies
with your class. You had to
spend another day at Santa Fe because

if you had six or more absentees, you
were in danger of losing your
credit. Missing P.K. came
with the territory, along
with missing your life-
long pals and off-campus
lunch, but dual
t a enrollment brought a lot
1 of fun also. Dual
aUd enrollment was a great
irt program and people
should seize the
opportunity and give it a shot.
-Jennifer Morgan

conette J9aylor
g.n 7omley
aura Rhompson
Aire Thue-Jones
.Stephanie 9Turner
c-bhn Oalker
johnny ?Oalker

A/fntoine (90ashington
Jenny 20atts
c6cott 90ebb
.rk )eiss

Andrea Oilliams
Jceff (oungblood
,Jushar &olaskar

SI46 People

Seniors 47



It's hard to imagine Mr. Dodge
intimidating, or Mrs. Gough as the
cheery lunch room lady, but for
those few of us who have been at
P.K. since Kindergarten, it seems
the more things change, the more
things stay the same. Who can
forget John & Johnny Walker
dressing identically until 5th
grade, or the dreaded "pig pen"
award Kameron always received?
Doubtfully anyone could forget
when Michael & Melissa
Gottschalch were discovered
playing "doctor" in the tunnels
(apparently, playing "doctor"
included show & tell!!). Oh!, and
let's not forget the animal musicals
with renown duets even when
Tracy & Wes graced the entire
school. There were other times of
bonding as well, like the simulated
Habitat of the Dome, mostly an
all-night truth-or-dare session in
which everyone got to know each
other a little better. Marcos is still
overflowing toilets (pity the 7 elite
members of the Dome) and Kyle is
still sweating the underclassmen
(don't forget Emily Arnold's
heartless dumping). The altruism
rings true: The more things
change, the more things stay the




While reflecting upon past moments, Ben
Sharp realizes how much fun he has had

Jennifer Mydock enjoys time with a good
friend. As a lifer she had many good

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48 People



Can you imagine...

EddieArpbeingabletohearinl0years TiffanyAslan Brent Boate as Case Calkins Bryan Bounds z

in jail Marcos Asse without the BSG's Kristina Baio professional singer Saudia Bradley an underach ex ei

without Brian Johnny Beland loud Joe Belgrade Jeff Breeden a wimp Case Calkins not voicing d6!

without hair Rob Bell without his 3000 GT Chris mind Iris Coe without her laugh Reta Corbett witi

Benn being aggressive Jimmy Bernis in baggy straight hair Heather Covaleski without her undej

corduroys and Airwalks Matt Bittle with grace classMEN Dave Crane a GQ model Rashad Crowel

Eddie Arp
Tiffany Aslan
Kristina Baio
Johnny Beland
Joe Belgrade

Rob Bell
Bryan Bounds
Matt Bittle
Saudia Bradley
Jeff Breeden

Iris Coe
Reta Corbett
Heather Co\ aleski
Rashad Crowell
Katie Damien

Joel Davis
Brian Dougherty
Chris Dougherty -
Amber Douberley
Lauren Fox

150 People

Martina Emmerson

Patrick Feagle

MNalt Frank

Shhanda Gallmon

aR\an Gause

Kelley Goethals

Simon Groce

Heather Harford

Kim Hintz

Zackary Hughes

lake F-lugus

Thomas Hutchens

Gordon Hyde

Tra% is Irwin

leanease James

Vanessa Jewett

Beverly Johnson

Daniella Kesler

Laura Lincoln

Heather Llana

not thinking he knows everything Katie Damien not

relating everything to Star Trek Joel Davis a pimp *

:Amber Douberley with a dyed green mohawk Brian

Dougherty not athletic Chris Dougherty not partying

* Brad Ellingham the President of the United States *

Martina Emmerson failing Patrick Feagle calm JR

Fort not roguing food Lauren Fox a nun Matt Frank

without his dog (Boogie) ShWanda Gallmon without

an opinion Ryan Gause doing something productive

* Kelley Goethals not stressing Tommy Gotro mean

* Glenn Griggs teacher's pet Simon Groce an Atheist

* Heather Harford being rude Kim Hintz without her

fingernails done Zack Hughes not questioning

authority e Jake Hugus having large handwriting *

Tom Hutchens normal Gordon Hyde a thug Travis

Irwin not being obnoxious Ryan Ivines wearing all

white Jeanease James looking' raggedy Scott James

with a Spanish accent David Jeff manic depressive *

Vanessa Jewett a slacker Beverly Johnson shy *

Daniella Kesler a snob Tomiko Kirkland angelic *

Baby Pictures 51

Nicole Ilarek

Michelle McElro\

Makjaa Nicknight f

Onna Mever

_,hanna le\ er N 1 er

Laurel Minxon

Jennifer Morgan

Heath Morr-on

Laurel Mosura

Jennifer Ml cdol ck

Cortnec NiclIen

Carl (O-)%. ns

Chid Penneli

la.inn [Perrn .

Deshika Robin-on .

Kameron Robinson

Kyle Robinson

Michael Roche

Anne hS3r er

Jojireh _coti

Jamie Klopfenstein with an attitude problem Tushar

Kolaskar being nice Justin Langer clean Janardhan

Lavakumar having a dull name Laura Lincoln with

nothing to do Heather Liana buying her own lunch *

Nicole Marek not needing a bib Larry McDaniel not

a mac Michelle McElroy on crack Makaya McKnight

without a middle name Onna Meyer a hick Laurel

Mixson class saint Jennifer Morgan short, fat, and shy

Heath Morrison computer illerate Laurel Mosura a

child abuser Jennifer Mydock married to Ben Sharp *

Whantavia Nelson relaxed Cortnee Nelson with split

52 People

ends Carl Owens a public speaker Anna Paletti

shopping at the Gap Janet Paletti conceited Chad

Pennell a stripper Jason Perry a prep Andrea

Preisler talking without her head bobbing Rex

Robertson without an excuse Deshika Robinson in

long dreads Kameron Robinson not flirting Kyle

Robinson without Jenny Doering Michael Roche

Travis' size Molye Rogers with a clashing outfit Jake

Rucker cutting down trees in the rainforest Wes Sapp

a bum Anne Sarver a butcher Jojireh Scott a heathen

* April Seymour not the "Grasshopper" *


Isaiah Shapiro the unibomber Ben Sharp not hitting

on Freshmen girls Conrad Shelton a monk Crystal

Smith obnoxious Tracy Spies without gossip Crystal

Stevens a PK cheerleader Keshia Strawder holding

her tongue Shelton Swilley with a tan Jonette

Taylor quiet Megan Thomley a sumo-wrestler *

Laura Thompson shopping at a thrift shop e Are Thue-

Jones actually buying something Stephanie Turner

not playing softball e John Walker dating someone his

age Johnny Walker without Bev Antoine

Washington not knowing the Dean Jenny Watts

untalented Scott Webb without Stacy Mark Weiss

vocal Andrea Williams without an ego Jeff

Youngblood a hippie Shanna Meyers in Go-go boots

\pril Se% mour
I-aiall 'hiapiro

Bi.n ieharp
L r\% lal A'mith

la.1\ Spies

S Keshia Strawder
Shelton Swilley

lonette Taylor
NMegan Thomley

I aura Thompson

Are Thue-Jones
Stephanie Turner

Ilohnn\ and John
.\ntoin. Washington

'Ienn\ l\ a.itts

B cott Webb
\ndrea Williams

leff Youngblood
Chris Benn

Molye Rogers

Baby Pictures 53

Junior It has been said that the junior
Brian year is the most difficult to
survive. Toward the end of
Morris is August 1996, our Class of '98
seen at his became 11th graders
lockergrd s
locker with this phrase ringing in our
during ears, yet it was safe to say that
class, only by the time the first week
Many had passed that we actually
believed it. While our
juniors sophomore year had flown by,
needed a each day as a junior seemed to
break drag on as a year. With the work
from their load so heavy, we found it hard
heavy tocompletetheincessant
class loads homework, not to mention
S additional demands from clubs
to relax th.e .
and or sports. In the words of
unwind. beloved Mr. Anderson, "The
One of junior year is like swimming
So through a pool of jello. You take
those a deep breath, dive in, and with
ways was every stroke you feel like your
to go to lungs are going to burst. It seems
the .endless. But, lungs
bathroom bursting, if you keep swimming,
or to your .eventually you come out and
locker, have survived the junior year."
any So, a warning to sophomores:
excuse to "IYou may think this year has
get out of been easy, but even teachers get
their revenge, in very mean
class was
ways. Plus, three cheers to the
utilized. juniors, who made it through
Life could the year basically in one piece
be and maybe just a little more
intelligent, even with all of our
unbear- hardships we made it out alive.
able Only one more year to freedom,
without one year left to go, if we can
the survive that year then we face
the real world and all the
occasional responsibility that goes with it.
break -Sara Nash
from the
grind of

54 People

Anderson, Sloan
Arencibia, Barbara
Arnold, Emily
Bagley, Billie
Baun, David
Bedford, Paul

Baxter, Bibi
Benjamin, Tasha
Bennett, Brian
Benway, Christian
Bettinghaus, Megan
Bootle, Jason

Brewer, Cam
Brewer, Christie
Brunson, Marianne
Bryant, Jeneenia
Burton, Caleb
Canner, Isaac

Chege, Luke
Collins, Jessica
Cooper, Lana
Corona, Jose
Crawford, Chad
Creveling, John

Farmer, Joshua
Featherston, Julie
Fisher, Stacy
Gaddy, Sabrina
Gaskalla, Curtis
Godfrey, Rose

Grussemeyer, Itoko
Hawkins, Danna
Hawkins, David
Hintz, Mark
Hope, Stephanie
Huttemann, Arun

Juniors 55

Jewett, Edward
Jouett, Gabrielle
Kitchens, Desiree
Kurtz, Laura
Langieri, Michael

Leath, Tajar '
Lovett, Katy
Major, Jamin
Marcus, Ryan
Maxwell, Jazzlyn
McDaniel, Michelle

Mcgriff, Britt
Mclarty, Scott
Mims, Ajsha
Monroe, Stanley
Moran, Alexis 1""
Moring, B.J.


Morris, Brian
Muenchausen, Eric
Mukasa, Kenny
Munoz, Melissa .
Nash, Sara
Nichols, Jennifer

Nickerson, Tory
Njeru, Irene
Orfield, Kyle
Owens, Amy
Pennell, Jeffrey
Peters, Nikole

56 People

The junior class saw a close
election and genuine interest in

student government. After
the votes were counted the
following students were elected:
Ruby Powell, President, Genny
Spies, Vice-President, Bibi
Baxter, Secretary, and Itoko
Grussemeyer, Treasurer. The

officers worked hard on
many class projects and some, of

course, took more time and
work than others. The eleventh
grade class was working hard to
set some precedents and
traditions that would remain
long after the Class of 1998 had
graduated. We were confident
that the Class of 1998 would
continue to have great success
with the help of motivated
leaders. Additionally, it was the
11th grade student council that
had to shoulder the

responsibility of
putting together the junior and
senior prom. There was money
that was raised, decorations that
were thought up, and invitations
that were given out. But in the
end the hard work paid off. Being
one of the student body officers,
I learned that you need to be part
of a team to get the job done
completely. Without team work
a group can not be the whole
that they need to be to get the job
done. I enjoyed the experience
and I learned things about how a
system works, both were
beneficial to my high school
experience. I suggest that before
high school is over that you try
for the same experiences that I
By Ruby Powell

stop and
work in
the halls.
both in-
school and
out of
This was
the case
for most
of the
S that the
S the
amount of
S time that
was left
over for

Juniors 57

Right: What does it mean to be a Junior?
unior Being a junior means choice. It
junior '
means taking your SAT and
Kenny leaving nearly twelve
eatsalolly bittersweet years of
eats a lollyyer
school behind you only to face
pop in his
pop in his your longest year ahead. It
class that ,0 means having to stay on-campus
he bought for lunch (some people....) even
from a though you can drive. Being a
junior means soon you're going
fundraiser to leave these worn brick
for the buildings and too-loud bells for
National good to step out into the world.
onor The whole experience started
Society. years ago on that first day at
Some summer's end when you met
teachers your first teacher and cried
(admit it, you missed your
were more mom), but when you recovered
lenient you learned how to share. After
than all the coloring, napping,
snacking, and stories you smiled
others and figured school might be
regarding pretty simple after all. Suddenly
the school the friendly numbers and letters
policy of changed into Algebra and essays,
and you could think of nothing
eating or more than leaving at school's
drinking end. Now as you prepare to
in the
in the finish the toughest, most
class- academically draining year of
rooms. high school, you can only stare
There at your transcript and hope
were those you're good enough to impress
some college looking to fill its
students quota. Your future waits just
who did around the corner, and with a
disobey little luck you'll find happiness
there. This year was full of fun,
the hard work, and friends you'll
eahers treasure your entire life.
no matter
what the Now you should be making
those last-minute decisions for
teacher the final few credits left
said or unfulfilled and suck up to your
what the teachers. Most of all, it's a time
school to begin preparing for real life.
By Melissa Munoz

58 People

Peterson, Eric
Powell, Ruby
Ramirez, Alissa
Reed, Jeffrey
Reshard, Larry

Rhodes, Jessica
Richards, Kelley
Richardson, Renee
Riefkohl, Vanessa
Riley, Jessica
Risco, Carlos

Saperstein, Nicolas
Saunders, Jason
Scott, Kelly
Simons, Alan
Smith, Christina
Spies, Genny

Strobles, Stanley
Thomas, Antony
Thomas, Lazonia
Thomas, Shavonne
Tillman, Amy
Tinney, Benjamin

Varnes, Rae
Vongunten, Curtis
Whelpton, Chris
Williams, Reggie
Zachow, Ryan

Juniors 59


-Mr- "

For most sophomores, tenth grade had one very significant development, reaching
the driving age. This was one of the milestones of the teenage years, finally becoming
sixteen and getting behind the wheel. The freedom that came with the open road and
an automobile could be intoxicatin W1?Ja5tlafreedom came the added costs of
insurance, gas and car payments. The$yJlf Itg through Driver's Ed added to the
experience as well as those adrenaline junkies called driving instructors who
provided many speci 1 o st4tht-r hI.earJ] Yorning driving class
provided was another o0 e f ;.&.4 p_ hrk-~eL ,i more Cory Devlin,
"It sucks. Coming to school at en o'clock in the morning is not very fun." Despite
all of these hassles and repoifbTties ere bScae to types of people filling the
world: those with cars and t she ioiqtrsl4r this was a big deal and for
others it was not. A ride could always be obtain rom a friend if necessary.
Whether it was your parents r an or your own car that you spent two years
working to get, that transportajaora eds peek into that mysterious
world beyond high school and parental control. -Amy Owens

60 People

Andrews, Wesley
Baker, Oluwatoyin
Banks, Glen
Baun, Sara
Bennett, Jesse
Black, Miriam
Bodo, Reka
Booth, Cedric
Brooks, Amanda
Brown, Sara
M Bryant, Tonya
Butler, David
'', Caffie, Kwanza
Carr, Travis
Christian, Catherine
Clark, Tyler
Clouser, Grant
Conway, Ryan
Cope, Elizabeth
Dalbec, Leah
Daube, Adam
Davis, Jamie
Dehouske, Leanne
Delate, Rosie
Depaola, Leighann
Devlin, Cory
Donihue, Leslie
Emmerson, Carly
Ewalt, Shannon
Farr, Paul
S Favreau, Nicole
Ferguson, Melissa
Folston, Zeriah
Frank, Brian
Franks, Robert
Fulks, Alison
Ganstine, J.C.
Garlitz, Dustin
Gause, Sean
Goodman, Alexis
Goolsby, Luke
Gottschalch, Sam
Gratto, Audrey
Gravois, Crystal

Clockwise from far
1.Sophomore Anne
Rittman smiles as
Melissa Ferguson
raises her hand to
ask a question.
2.Tamara Santos
works hard in her
art class.
P 3.John Mydock
searches his
backpack for a
much needed
4.Sean Gause eases
himself into his
chair. Many
sophomores were
more than reluctant
to come to class.

Sophomores 61



from far right:
1.Audrey Gratto
and Derrick Randle
work intently.
Alyssa Paulter takes
a water break.Tenth
grade life could be
unbearable without
the occasional rest.
3.Danielle Wood
waves to a friend in
class.The sopho-
mores were a
friendly bunch.
4.Rosie Delate stops
in the hall while out
of class.

| 62 People


Guyer, Benjamin
Harrison, Christine
Helle, Jonathan
Hobdy, Wayne
Howard, Sean
Hughes, Monica
Hull, Jessica
Jamison, Cassie
Jenkins, Floyd
Joiner, Anna
Kendall, Jasmine
Kesler, Michael
Knowles, Cris
Knowles, Micki
Lewis, Janivea
Linscott, Joshua
Livingston, Vicki
Llana, Natalie
Lynch, Jessica
Mathis, Shannon
Mcconnell, Jace
Mcguire, Lyra
Mcleod, Christopher
Mcquatters, Megan
Mercadante, Joe
Monahan-Estes, Michael
Monk, Art
Morris, Zachary
Murray, Andrew
Murray, Josh
Mydock, John
Myers, Julian
Myers, Kristin
Nations, Matthew
Nycz, Christine
Osgard, Jeffrey
Osgood, Mack
Owen, Christine
Paulter, Alyssa
Peck, Matthew
Pennypacker, Ashley
Perry, Erika
Peterson, Nicholas
Player, Brandon



The class of 1999 was guided by their dedicated sophomore class student council. The
student government leaders consisted of president Marylin Knowles, vice-president
Tamala Williamstreaje johi N.JvdqckY- nd ,c- i taaip1da.el. Williams. The
diversity includectfo ce, gEL aTi 1 hie A ssoc Ateli k .P.K., but the area
of equal contribution was the dedication of all the officers. The tenth grade faculty
sponsor was Mrs. Betsy Crevelin T Tl. offiteLs also received assistance from
advisement representatives JasminaKeiall -J'Ti Black, Leighanne Depaola, and
Audrey Gratto. The sophomore class officers joined every other Monday to discuss
and address the concerns of the tenth grade class. During the beginning of the year
and all throughout, the members of the council were very enthusiastic about starting
a fun and productive year. Sophomore treasurer John Mydock said, "I feel that
although our task is simple our achievements have been huge." All the members
demonstrated great positive attitudes during the year, and got along very well. "I am
proud of who our tenth grade elected this year. I feel that we can go to great measures
when we all work together," said representative Audrey Gratto. -Marilynn Knowles

Sophomores 63

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Pooser, Justin
Prebianca, Kathryn
Preston, Cassie
Ramos-Ceballos, Sharon
Randle, Derrick
Rapczak, Jesse
Rascovich, Andrea
Reddish, Mark
Rhodes, Jacob
Rittman, Anne
Robertson, Joshua
Rose, Dean
Rushing, Ulysees
Rutledge, Jonas
Sanchez, Kara
Santos, Tamara
Schuman, Crystal
Scott, Josiahs
Shealy, Clinton
Simons, Karina
Starks, Thiedra
Thue-Jones, Dylan

Tillman, Lea
Trimmer-Smith, Luke
Weeks, Patrick
Williams, Michael
Williams, Tamala
Wood, Danielle
Ziegert, Elissa
Zykoski, Alex

HI-ho! Hi-ho! It's off to school, no wait a minute, it's off to Epcot we go. The sophomore
class and a few happy chaperones boarded the buses at 7:30 a.m. to venture into the
world of imagination.Once Mrs. Creveling found the check (sometimes it stinks to be
in charge), and Zeriah Folston decided to make an appearance, we were ready to roll.
It all began with a militant bus driver who wouldn't let us bring food on the bus and
a really, silly mo t th4me o ot, we were all ready to
kidnap and torture g losHe, of course, had all the
tickets. However, once inside, we forgot our worries anet Disney's magic take hold.
There's something strange about the way that big, silver ball at the entrance sucks you
in. It's like one giant loadstone; maybe its forces are behind the blossoming of new
romance that always takes place on this trip. Either way, the day was a pleasant, cool
one, and the sophomores seemed to enjoy the bonding experience. As for the
chaperones, we were just thankful to be out of the classroom, enjoying the "Everything's
perfect at Disney" atmosphere, and comfortable with the knowledge that our students
would be all tuckered out for the ride home. Too bad Twister was the next movie on
the list. -Ms. Reynolds

Clockwise from far
Hughes, Ben Guyer,
.n Lottschalch,
'*.. Z ukoski,
I,,i- tineHarrison,
'.,1 r ,ul Farr
,..n ,i.-strate how
'.I1-- hey all are.
, :,,, chaperones
gp.-.rr goofy grins
tr.' p',-terity.
F rh'- tenth grade
' .,., stop to smile
t.. W.-: camera.
4 -. ,.'up of
-ph.n..nores pose
, ib Donald Duck.

Sophomores 65

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64 People

Anglin, Logan .
Autrey, Aspen
Babcock, Christian
Bagley, Bobby-Sue
Baker, Brittany
Baker, Tavaris
Banks, Latonya

Barber, Erica ,
Beckwith, Brittany
Booth, Jason
Boswell-Eberso, Alex
Boyd, Amy
Brunson, Marshall

Bryant, Rodjrick
Bryant, Vachon
Buckmire, Sowande
Burney, Ryan
Camil, Robyn
Canady, Sean
Cantlin, Larissa

Cockerhan, Frank
Colby, Adam
Comstock, Jared
Corr, Victoria
Covell, Patience ,
Creveling, Jeffrey
Culpepper, Andrew

Damien, Rebecca
Depaola, John
Dilibero, John
Doering, Jennifer
Dougherty, Blake
Douglas, Jonathan
Dupre', Rachael

Eberhard, Julie .
Ebert, Michael -
Elwell, Amanda
Faisal, Huuda
Fay, Matthew
Fisher, Christopher
Garcia, Mariajorda

66 People

- \lI

It's not bad being a freshman. It took some time to adjust to the new

atmosphere, but overall, everyone's been real nice. I like the small,

homely environment of P.K. Yonge. I haven't had any upper-classmen

pick on me at all. That was unusual. I feel quite a bit safer here than I did

at my old school. I've made friends fairly quickly. The classes are a little

bit harder. I see a lot of new people and old people, and the feeling of

freedom is greater. I like most of the teachers, they seem more in-tune

with the kids instead of big baby-sitters for 45 minutes. This is my first

year at P. K. and I rather like it here. This school gives me a much stronger

sense of freedom, but yet more responsibility.

Melissa Labrusca

Freshman Freedom

Above: Freshman
Marshall Bruson,
sits thoughtfully on
Left: Robyn Camil,
9th grader, smiles
as she shows her
spirit ribbon for
spirit week. Many
I participated in
spirit week.

Freshmen 67

Being elected as a class officer, you are faced with a variety of
emotions. First was the elation of victory, as you celebrated with your
friends. Then somebody walked up and said, "Well now that you're
our officer, what are you going to do for us this year?" Then, Whammo!
Reality hit when you realized that this actually required some work.
Some of the hardest things about being class President were organizing
everything and trying to set an example. I also had to be the leader of
our class officers. I had to make sure they were doing their jobs. Plus
there was the responsibility of making sure things were running
smoothly. The hardest thing was explaining to everyone that all of our
ideas could not be accomplished.

Chaney Harrison

Facing Frustrations

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Above: 9th grader,
Sowande Buckmire
works hard on the
wiring in the Habitat
for Humanity house.
Many freshmen got
to learn new skills
during Service
Learning Day. Right:
Latoya Rutledge,
shows off the plants
she got on a biology
field trip. The class
was able to keep the
plants and prove
their green thumbs.

68 People


Giles, Brian
Graham, Victor
Graziano, Matthew
Green, Brandon
Hancock, Justin
Gare, Brandon
Harrison, Chaney

' House, Amber
Hughes, Daniel
Humphrey, Leah
Hyer, Alek
Irwin, Mandy
Itorraspe, Jay
Jackson, Richard

Jenkins, Charles
Johnson, Kristin
Jones, Jeremiah
Kirby, Jennifer
Korson, Robert
Krauser, Rebecca
Labrusca, Melissa

Langieri, Patrick
Lapinsky, Jacqueline
Lasley, Tristan
Leed, Jennifer
Lindsey, Justin
Loudermilk, Chris
Lovvorn, Kristi

Lucas, Miranda
McElroy, Marshall
McGriff, Molly
McQuinney, Christina
McTaw, Jamea
Medal, Roberto
Mendez, David

Mendoza, Michelle
Mercado, Jonathan
Middleton, Rebecca
Moore, Ash'lea
Morrison, Emily
Mountain, William
Nichols, Andy

Freshmen 69


Nilon, John
Nycz, Jenny
O'hara-Jolley, Rose
Parsons, Dianne
Plemons, Sean
Poser, Ashley
Quintana, Laura

Rice, Melissa
Riley, Matthew
Robbins, Carly
Rodrick Bryant
Roth, Sonja
Royce, Grecia
Ruegger, Patrick

Rutledge, Latoya
Schlitzkus, Lisa
Sedlacek, Margie
Shaffer, Todd
Shapiro, Miriam
Sharpe, Kimberly
Showers, Shameka

Singerman, Jay
Smaha, Sara
Small, Lakasia
Smith, Daniel
Stinson, Stephanie
Straughn, Kyle
Strawder, Ivy

Strobles, David
St. Clair, Adam
Tavaris, Barker
Thomas, James
Thomas, Nikki
Todd, Johnny
Underwood, David

Vinson, Monique
Waters, Art
Welker, Russ
Wimberly, Letta
Williams, Bryan
Womeldorf, Anna
Woodard, Jennifer
Young, James
Young, Talyah

70 People


As a member of the freshman class, I had the opportunity to experience
the school's new service learning days. This program was an opportunity
for freshman to help out in our community, and work towards our
seventy-five hours of community service. We had opportunities to visit
the Fire Department, Sidney Lanier, the Police Department, or Habitat
for Humanity. I went to the Fire Department, which was educational and
sometimes even fun. Hey, we even got to wear those fireproof suits!
Other people spent hours pounding away in the sun to build houses for
the less fortunate people. The downside of this experience was for the
groups who had to stay at school when it was the other students' turn to
leave. The first time, students joked about community suicide, if they
didn't die from boredom. The teachers tried, but even I wanted to
disappear until it was over. The teachers promised to make it more
interesting next time. At least it got us out of classes. The experiment was
pretty successful, and things should get better. Only seventy more hours
to go!
Robyn Camil

Service Learning Fun

Above: Justin Lindsey, freshman,
smiles as he works during Service
Learning at Habitat for Humanity.
Right: Jackie Lapinsky, Laura
Quintana, and Jenny Doering answer
the question, how many freshmen
does it take to hammer a nail.


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Freshmen 71

74W m^

Right: Life as an eg t grader
was fun. We were allowed to
grader play on the freshmen sports
Timmy teams. The best part was
walking down the high school
hall, knowing that we'd be
stands, there next year, looking up to
attentively the high school students, then
listening walking down the middle
school hall knowing that we
to his were being looked up to.
science Life as an eighthgrader
teacher. was like being a senior in high
Eighth school. We had younger
graders students asking us for advice.
We looked forward to ninth
found grade, even though we knew it
science would seem like kindergarten
more or sixth grade. Terry Williams
enjoyable It had been the usual,
this year. uneventful day...until lunch.
Six friends talked and
hung out after lunch in
the locker room. That day
there was a section missing
from the ceiling due to
construction. Jessica was
throwing her hackey sac up
and down while she socialized
with her friends.
When she threw the hackey sac
up it stuck somewhere in the
ceiling. All of her friends were
laughing, except her. They
finally gave into her pleading
to get the ball down. Sara got
on top of Jessica's shoulders
and stuck her head into the
hole of the ceiling. Rene
decided to help support Sara,
so she grabbed onto her legs.
This startled Sara and she
jumped, which made Jessica
lose her balance and fall. Sara
was hanging on to the ceiling
by herself for a second before
the whole ceiling fell to the
floor. The friends stood there,
covered in plaster.
-Claire Tillman

72 People

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Acosta, Kathryn
Alexander, Phillip
Andrade, Peter
Booth, Bryan
Bostick, Amandaa
Bradley, Rina

Bryant, Jatwella
Canner, Aaron
Corona, Alex
Covaleski, Claire
Crane, Jesse
Croley, Cole

Davies, Kristy
Dawson, Wantanishe
Desmond, Suzanne
Devlin, Ross
Dupree, Andrew
Floyd, Kristin

Franquemont, Laura
Gorman, Brian
Grey, Timothy
Groce, Luke
Howard, Stacia
Hull, Megan

James, Kezia
Kalivoda, Katye
Kalivoda, Louis
Kesl, Allison
Lapinsky, Blake
Lawrence, Wendy

Leavy, Emily
Luparello, Lori
Monroe, Maurice
Martin, James
Mccray, Davin
Mcknight, Starla


eighth grade 73

McNulty, Kathleen
Mctaw, Marvin
Melgarejo, Frances
Mixson, Rachel
Nodell, Elizabeth

Peterman, Freeman
Rose, Christina
Ruegger, Michael
Sanchez, Lydia
Senesac, Ashley

Skye, Elliott
Small, Lacony4
Smith, Cecelia
Smith, Zachery
Stokes, Ryan

Strong, Adam
Swatman, Destin
Thompson, Callen
Tinney, Jason

Vanderhoek, Lauren
Webb, Elan
Williams, Shereka
Williams, Terry
Young, Robert

Youngblood, Timothy

74 People


Life as an eighth grader
brought upon us some new Howard
experiences. For instance, we
were able to take high school listens
classes for credit. We, also, carefully in
had the chance to play on a class. Many
high school sports team. eighth
Images changed a lot in the graders
eighth grade. You were graders
labeled by the clothes you *worked
wore. We became more I hard,
interested in the way we realizing
looked to others. Everybody high school
was looking for the newest was next.
styles. Below:
In eighth grade, the work was
most definitely harder than
before. Classes were tough, watches his
with the exception of a few. I friends.
Teachers seemed to stress over Friends
teaching what you needed to
know, and the lessons were were
hard to understand., important
Eighth grade changed in facing
the changes
from just doing the work to
making sure it was right and that come
you understood. We had to with eighth
complete all the extra credit grade.
problems, as well, because we
were bound to get quite a few
answers wrong.
I may be wrong, but there was
less peer pressure in the eighth
grade. We did our own thing.
Because one person wore their
clothes a different way from
everybody else, did not seem .
to matter.
We had all changed. Our
attitudes changed, our
personalities became more
understanding, and our
maturity and knowledge levels
rose during our eighth grade
year. Eighth grade was a
year to be remembered by all.
-Calvin T.

eighth grade 75


It is impossible to explain the feeling my fellow classmates and I
endured during those 180 days of school. It was a learning
experience, not one of math or science but of life. This year was an
awkward stage .of growth and development and the most
important les.onv. were not taught b\ a teacher. Ever\ day was a
new experience Things that happened a day befot e had no longer
mattered. Seventh grade was harder to keep up with than the
gator track team. We came to school itha li ht in our eyes which
could be dulled only momentanivl by a bad grade on a test or
recent heart ache. We didn't let things get to us or bring us down.
Teachers veiled test- weie taken, projects w-.ere done... life was
stressful during. the school year. Theie ias nothing like getting a
project done at 1:00 am the night before it was due. Teachers just
didn't seem to understand what we were going through. The
seventh grade was like a roller coaster with its ups and downs. All
and all it was a good year. Yet, with all the things that went on,
people still wondered why we looked forward to summer!
-Heather Brown

76 People

Alexander, Tonja
Autrey, Randall
Autrey, Travis
Bennett, Victoria
Bergmann, Louis
Blackmore, Brian
Bongiovanni, Jonathan
b Boswell, Brendan
Bradbury, Jake
Brown, Heather
Burke, Sean
Carthon, Grady
Cockerham, Lauren
Cowart, John
Creveling, Catherine
Crider, Summer
Croley, Leighann
Davies, Doug
Davis, Matthew
Farmer, Elizabeth
Farmer, Jacob
Fay, Daniel

Clockwise from far
1. Seventh grader
Kate Creveling
checks the answers
to a quiz taken in an
exploratory class.
Exploratory classes
gave middle school
classes a chance to
learn together.
2.Jacob Milton-
Simmons, a seventh
grader, works
attentively on the
assignments in
front of him.
3.Latoya Reshard
takes a break to
think about her
4. Seventh graders
Catlin Moran and
Evan Williams
ponder over the
words of wisdom
given to them by
their teacher.
5. John Cowart and
Bongiovanni show
their goofy side.

Seventh grade 77

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Harrington, Ebony
Humphrey, Rachael
Jackson, Ralph
Jewett, Jeffrey
Jim, Alison
Katz, Jennifer
Kratka, Lindsey
Larry, Sheena
Lawson, Lance
Lucas, Bryan
Lynch, Stephanie
Mathis, Buddy
Mcguire, Shawn
Miller, Sabrina
Mills, Patricia
Milton-Simmons, Jacob
Monahan-Estes, Benjamin
Moran, Caitlin
Morgan, Jennifer
Muniz, Natalie
I Mydock, Travis
Prugh, Patrick

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from far right:
1. Jacob Farmer, a
seventh grader, files
away some work.
2. Seventh graders
Brian Blackmore
and Anelkis Royce
try to pay attention
to Mr. Steele, while
correcting a quiz.
3. Grady Carthon
follows along while
Mrs. Creveling
4. Seventh graders
Ashley Harden,
Lindsey Kratka,
Lori Singerman,
and Natalie Muniz
take time out of
their busy lunch to
pose for the camera.
5. Jake Bradbury,
Bradly Ferguson,
and Evan Williams
sit together at
lunch. Lunch was a
time of bonding for
many middle

t 78 People

So many memories from my middle school years... We all filed
into the usual classroom just like we would for the next six years
to listen to enthusiastic teachers trying to persuade us to do our
work. We were into Mr. Steele's domain. He kept drilling it into
our heads that we have choices in life and that you have to work
hard to become something in this world. He forced that into our
heads tor'a whole year, then e grew oldet and recei\ ed another
mrnaninigle-.i title of 'se% enth graders. Then vye \. ere free! We
opened new doors within the time of one summer vacation! We
could be friend. i\ ith the -eighth gr.ideis. We were no longer
subject to all the tor men t and pain ni ol\ ed in every sixth grader's
life. We were in heaven, until we walked down the "J" wing and
into a room ot strenunou- work! I a.i-n't \ orrned bcCaLj-t ,t the
factthat theeighth graders had made it through the P ath Scie nc1.
Social Studies, Language Arts, and everything in between. I
figured that if they could do it, I could. My year of being in the
middle of the middle school has been going great. Sure, we have
an occasional project or two, a paper here and there, and math
homework every night! Next year we'll be even happier. We'll be
the supreme, the cream of the crop. The picnic tables by the creek
will be ours. Still, it will be only a meaningless title that will waste
away after summer vacation -Danny Fay

Seventh grade 79

24 1

Alexander, Chris
Alford, Lacie
Awuma, Marion
Bastien, Michael
Binello, Sophia

Booth, Michael
Brunson, Suzanne
Callahan, Megan
Caraballo, Damian
Chance, Justin

Coffey, Caitlin
Cruz-Plemons, Yolani
Degenhardt, Natalie

Desmond, Katherine
Fernando, Benjamin
Fitz, Chantel
Flourney, Kelley
Franquemant, Drew

Garcia, Rafael
Gaskalla, Laura
Gottschalch, Jennifer
Groce, Crystal
Guimaraes, Marcos

Hager, Lisa
Homewood, Breton
Hreha, Erin
Israel-Ogulnic, Kayala
Jesse, Marc

^ 80 People


Sixth graders, exhilarated by their new found freedom and high
on hormones, quickly adjusted to all the changes that came with
middle school. Andrew Marcus stated,"It's better because it's
more of a challenge." Sixth grade was filled with new challenges.
Although accustomed to being big fifth graders, the reality of
being youngest again soon hit.In a world of bottom lockers and
eighth grade intimidation it was sometimes hard. However with
the release from single file lines and one teacher years, most
thought it was better than fifth grade.As Steven Loudermilk put
it,"You don't have to sit in the same class all day." The freedom
made the challenges worthwhile and sixth graders enjoyed their
added privileges. Amy Owens

Life Adjustments

Sixth Grade had its ups and downs but it was definitely an

improvement from elementary. The sixth graders were sometimes

dumped on but they still had some things to be thankful for. They

were happy to be included in a new world because:

1) After crossing the creek sixth graders met many new potential

friends and the world suddenly became bigger. 2)The cubby of

yesteryear was turned in for the much more private locker. 3)If

you didn't like one teacher there were six other periods in the day.

4)Sixth graders had the ability to manage their own time between

classes and the only lines were for lunch. 5)Along with the other

middle school kids sixth graders could eat outside at lunch.

-Amy Owens

A New Stcat

Above: Sixth grader
Kelley Flourney ..
contemplates the
questions of life. Sixth
grade provided
ample time for
Right: A group of a
sixth graders enjoy a
change of scenery
while they eat.
Students liked a
change in routine. .
Far Right: Sixth
grader Yolani Cruz- t 7
Plemons is allowed .
to talk on the
telephone in class.In
elective classes like
communication was

82 People

Latson, Shae'
Lehman, Lauren
Lindsey, Adonis
Lockhart, Elisa
Loudermilk, Steven

Lucas, Jared
Lundy, Fran
Marcus, Andrew
Martin, Elliott
Martin, Jeremy

Matzke, Joshua
Mccloud, Jonathan
Mckellar, Kian
Medal, Luis
Mudra, Chris

Nobles, Sara
Palmer, Maya
Piper, Nicole
Platt, Regina

S Robinson, Jakeisha
Sedlacek, Marie
Silvers, James
Strickland, Douglas
Webster, Jarret

Weiss, Kevin
Wilcox, Brittany
Winfrey, Josiah
Wyrosdick, De'anna

Sixth Grade 83

Not Pictured: Chris Morris, Principr I,
Madeline Vallery, Dean

A day in the life of a Dean, is
probably the most unpredictable
twenty-four hours in the realm of
academia. At any time, I expect the
unexpected. However, the
unexpected isn't always unpleasant.
There are many instances when I am

team, I receive the most pleasure
when I am interacting with students.
I consider each situation an
opportunity to teach and, ironically,
to learn. I have learned that,
basically, there are no "bad kids",
but there are kids who make "bad

society, while, simultaneously,
preparing them to contribute notably
towards its perfection. This is my
belief and this is the charge I strive
constantly to keep.
In each educational setting, over
the past twenty-five years, I have

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surprised with happy, joyful
moments by students and coworkers
who are naturally positive and who
help to create an atmosphere which
makes work a happy place to be.
Although I perform administrative
duties daily and participate actively
as a member of the administrative

it 84 People

Our children are our most valuable
resource. We must do any and
everything possible to preserve,
educate, protect, and guide that
resource with real love, care and
concern. We must fortify them to
withstand the wiles of an imperfect

tried to endow my time, talent and
expertise in such a manner that
students were the beneficiaries.
Now, a few years prior to retiremei t,
as I reflect, I can say truly say "It's
been a quarter-of-a-century WELL
SPENT!" -Madeline Vallery

Left: Ms. Morris

looks over some

paperwork in her

office. She moved to

a bigger office

halfway through

the year when our

director took a new

job and Ms. Morris

was named as the

interim director.

Below Left: Dr.

Williams prepares

to make the big

move. He left P.K.

for another job after

only 18 months as

director. Below:

Shirley Ann

Sirmons always

greets visitors with

a smile. The front

office just could not

function without

Ms. Sirmons.

Adminstation 85

Contrary to popular belief, a teacher's life does not end
when the last bell rings. We don't disappear into our
offices, into a void of papers and books, only to resurface
the next morning. We spend our evenings and weekends
just like most people. We watch the X-Files, eat ice
cream, go bowling, and even grocery shop. Sometimes
teachers are capable of actions that their students would
never fathom. Can you imagine Mr. Anderson line
dancing or Ms. Schiffy snorkeling in the keys? Can you
picture Mr. Ruszczyk with long hair or Ms. Dean at Bike
Week? Mr. Rothamer has a secret desire to be a rock star,
which he manifests in an addiction to karaoke. Mr.
McCall really doesn't wear the pants in his family, and

Mr. Grunden's dream is to one day replace Alex Trebek.
Teachers don't divulge every secret to their students.
Being in front of a scrutinizing audience every day is
enough to drive anyone a little batty. Teachers need pai t
of their lives to remain their own. What we do beyon I
the schoolhouse doors is no great mystery, although
sometimes our students would like to think so. With this
in mind, the next time you see one of your teachers in the
grocery store, just wave and keep walking. There's no
need to inspect the basket for some bizarre purchase.
You'd only find soda, some vegetables, and possibly a
couple rolls of toilet paper. -Ms. Reynolds

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Ms. Kristi Abrahams
Ms. Patsy Ames
Ms. Audrea Baker
Ms. Kathleen Bastien
Elementary Aide
Ms. Terry Baxter

Mr. Paul Becht
Ms. Allison Cancellare
Elementary Aide
Ms. Nanette Carnes
Elementary P. E
Ms. Penny Chou
Media Specialist
Ms. Betsy Creveling

Ms. Leslie Croslin
Ms. Kelly Dolan
Ms. Margie Donnelly
Mr. Frans Doppen
Social Studies
Ms. Charlotte Dunston
Academic Assistance

Ms. Pamela Eastering
Ms. Elaine Green
Fiscal Assistant
Ms. Nancy Griffin
Mr. Eric Grunden
Ms. Karen Hardesty

Ms. Janice Johnson
Library Assistant
Mr. Adam Kent
Foreign Language
Ms. Elaine Litt
Dr. Linda Litzkow
Ms. Iona Malanchuk

Faculty 87

Mr. Peter Mccall
Ms. Garnet Messer
M.S. Social Studies
Ms. Jessica Millisor
Acting and English
Ms. Elizabeth Otani
Acting and English
Mr. Doug Owens
Guidance Counselor

Ms. Edith Powell
Ms. Pat Regan
Library Technical
Ms. Kathy Robertson
Ms. Loretta Robinson
Administrative Asst.
Mr. Russ Rothamer
Social Studies
Mr. Thomas Ruszczyk
Ms. Andrea Schremer
Elementary Aide
Mr. Herb Schwartz
Social Studies
Ms. Peggy Sedlacek
Foreign language
Mr. Roy Silvers

Ms. Shirley Sirmons
Ms. Dianne Skye
Ms. Carol Sprague
Ms. Karen Sroka
Elementary Gifted
Mr. Dave Stauffer
Career Resources

Mr. Jere Steele
6th grade
Ms. Shelley Stocker
6th grade
Ms. Luly Wigger
Ms. Lisa Worthy
Ms. Elizabeth Ziffer
Foreign Language

This week two students I taught my first year at
P.K., Shad Latson and Rob Lawson, dropped by
to say hello. When I hugged them and then stood
back to look up at them, I realized how much they
have grown in all ways. I know that when Matt

Riley is in twelfth grade, many of this year's
seniors will have stopped by to say hello and
talk about their accomplishments. I'll give
them a hug and look up to them. That's the
magic. -Doc Schiffy

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Ms. Reynolds and I were chatting during seventh
period in K332, and Matt Riley, a freshman, joined our
conversation about how to break puppies from chewing
to pieces every item they can get their teeth into. And
I rediscovered again the magic of P. K. Yonge. Yes, I do
love teaching how to analyze "The Love Song of J.
Alfred Prufrock," and yes, I do love talking about the
symbolism in Owen Meany, but what I really love are
the students. Matt Riley's enthusiastic descriptions of
his new Labrador Retriever reminded me of some of
this year's seniors when they were underclassmen.
When John and Johnny Walker were in my sophomore
English class, they entertained us by reciting a poem

they had learned in church. In fact, one of my goals for
that class was to contain Johnny from entertaining us
quite so much. Johnny has retained his sense of humor
but has added a calm maturity and confidence that
marks his emergence into adulthood. Wes Sapp, in that
same class, appeared quiet and shy. Then he turned in
a poem about about a snake's anatomy and I knew that
behind that sly smile lurked a wicked sense of humor.
His Sappnac articles in the Wavelength testify to his
ability to satirize everything from coaches to
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Sports have always been a great
tradition at P.K. Yonge. A school that
graduates around eighty students
yearly continues to produce college
caliber athletes. Sports mean a whole
lot to P.K. Yonge athletes who
experience the rewards of hard work
and long hours spent on the field,
track, and court. Sports were not
only about winning, they were about
learning what it takes to set out and
accomplish goals. Stars such as Willie
Jackson, Chris Doering, Travis
McGriff, Terry Jackson, and Robert
Baker played on our football field
and moved on to bigger and better
fields of competition. Others like
Clayton Bates, T.L. Latson, and
Anthony Leath, who lit it up on our
courts now have moved on to the
higher courts of competition. Success
stories like these were what motivated
athletes of all ages and gender to
compete and strive to be the best that
they possibly could. Last year's Lady
Wave softball team made waves while
they marched through district play.
The boys' varsity basketball team was
one quarter of play away from making
it to the final four. The football team
drew large crowds of support with
hundreds of students and faculty
coming clad in blue and white to
cheer them on. The baseball team
headed by returning seniors Conrad
Shelton and Brian Dougherty was a
force to be reckoned with. The Blue
Wave may not have always had
records that reflected their talent but
every year they seemed to come out
victorious. The P.K. Yonge family of
athletes knew what it took to achieve
success. -Are Thue-Jones

Remember the days when Willie Jackson,

Terry Jackson, Chris Doering, Travis Mc

Griff and Robert Baker would run up the

score against the opponents. Well this team

did their best to keep that memory in tact.

Some called it the "Jonas Rutledge Show"

although it wasn't, at times it seemed to be

true. With five seniors starting the season

and three finishing, it would be safe to call

this a re-building year for Coach Clifford

and the team. It was a dismal season with

ten losses and no wins, but at times there

were flashes of brilliance from the under

classmen. Not only from Jonas Rutledge,

who led the team in yards rushing, but from

Cedric Booth whose season started on J.V.

and ended on varsity. Cedric reminded fans

and coaches of his brother Walter Booth

who currently plays football for Furman.

With a strong and athletic sophomore

class next year's team will have the

advantage of experience over

most opponents. In a losing The

season good things can

happen, players stepped

up when they weren't W ave

expected to and

took on added Dominate


-Are T-J

The Gridiron

Bottom Row L to R: Alex Boswell, Art Waters, Jason Booth, Johnny Todd, Jeff Creveling, Jace McConnell,
Mickey Ebert, Grant Clouser, Paul Farr, Bryan Williams
Kneeling: Head Coach-John Clifford, Nick Peterson, Dylan Thue-Jones, Justin Pooser, Rvan Conwav,
Sean Howard, Cris Knowles, Jonas Rutledge, Jesse Rapczak, Sloan Anderson, Tajar Leath, Derrick Randle,
Kyle Orfield, Coach Chris Diuguid
Standing: Coach John Holas, Dean Rose, Joe Belgrade, Eric Peterson, Shelton Swilley, Mike Roche, J.R.
Fort, Jeff Youngblood, Britt McGriff, Kenny Mukasa, David Baun, Carlos Risco, Jose Corona, Cam Brewer,

Far left: Quarterback Britt Mc Griff drops back
for a pass. Britt led the area in passing yards
for 3a schools.
Left: Freshman backup Quarterback Jeff
Creveling throws passes in warmups. Jeff
played freshman basketball as well.
Above left: Jonas Rutledge returns a kick
along with streaking blocker Tajar Leath. Jonas
was the Blue Wave's leading scorer.
Above: Freshman Johnny Todd looks for room
to run outside. Johnny played big minutes on
the line.

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Front Row From L To R: Adam Strong, Rodrick Bryant,Tim Youngblood,Adam St.Clair, Mickey Ebert,
Alex Boswell-Ebersol, Middle Row: Brendon Boswell Ebersol, Lois Calivoda, Alex Corona, Elliott Skye,
Bryan Williams, Perry Cockerham, Bottom Row: Sean Plemons, James Thomas, Vachon Bryant, Michael
"Beaver" Bernie, Not Pictured: Ryan Conway, Cedric Booth, Randy Autrey, Jacob Farmer, Lance Lawson,
Daniel Mullins, Justin Lindsey, Dylan Thue-Jones, James Young, Travis Autrey, Darnell Monroe, Jason
Booth, John Depaola, Jared Comstock, Jake Young, Robert Korson, Nelson Mathis, Jace McConnell,Marvin
McTaw, Marshall Mcelroy, Art Waters, Jermiah Jones, Matt Fay

Expectations were high for this years Middle
School and JV teams. "We were expecting
for this year to be a building season",
commented head Varsity coach John
Clifford. Like the Varsity, the JV and middle
school team had their super stars. Cedric
Booth made his football debut this year on
the JV team as their starting runningback.
Cedric had a great year and led the team in
rushing. Freshman Art Waters accomplished
his goal for this season by being the leading
reciever with twenty-two catches in four
games. James Thomas held the starting center
position and had the responsibility of
protecting the star Quarterback, Bryan
Williams. The JV team had a great season
considering it's number of first time players.
Unfortunately, the JV team didn't win a
game this season. The Middle School team
was made up of all the JV players in middle
school after the highschool players were
moved up to Varsity. The Middle School
team only played one game, against
Bronson, but won it 18-16. Coach
Clifford stated that he was

J.V. looking forward to next year
because of the number of
talented student

Team athletes that came
out this year, a
total of about

G ains seventy.


JV/ MS Football 95

Far Right: Randy Autrey steps up to the line eager
to make a big play against Bronson. Randy was
one of the leading receivers for the Middle School
team.Right: Tim Youngblood blasts the ball down
field with this punt in the Bronson game. Tim was
one of the team's star players who played both
punter and tailback.Above Right:Elliott Skye
passes to the open receiver for a first down during
the only game that was won by the entire football
program.Above: The Middle School team gets
into a huddle getting plays from assistant coach
Shad Latson. Shad was a role model for the Middle
School players.

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J.V Volleyball Team, Front Row L to R: Melissa Rice, Natalie Llana, Anna Joiner, Micki Knowles. Middle
row: Leah Humphreys, Carly Emmerson, Christine Nycz, Ashley Pennypacker, Kristen Floyd. Back row:
Kristen Johnson, Coach Marone, Sara Smaha.
Middle school volleyball team, Front Row L to R: Coach Jones, Elizabeth Farmer, Lori Singerman, Kate
Creveling, Ebony Herrington, Jenny Morgan, Sheena Larry, and Coach Macky. Back row, Lauren
Cockerham, Lauren Vanderhoek, Lydia Sanchez, Jannine Garlitz, Laura Franquemont, Ashley Harden,

Having a young group of volleyball players
is a sure plus for the future. The volleyball
team was still adjusting to the new coaches
and to the addition of many new team
members. The J.V. team was led by a strong
variety of freshmen and sophomores, while
the middle school team was based on seventh
and eighth graders. "The record of our
volleyball season didn't reflect the ability
that our team possesed," stated sophomore
captain Ashley Pennypacker. "Next year our
performance will be much stronger seeing as
how we have now had two years under our
belt." Even though the teams did not
maintain winning seasons, they faced a lot
of challenging teams, which gave them good
experiences for better competition in future
games. J.V. coach Todd Morone felt that it
was necessary for a successful team to
possess qualities of unity and leadership
among the athletes. Sophomore Carly
Emmerson added, "By the end of the
season we were much better friends,
seeing as how we had all suffered
together during the
conditioning." Whereas Girls
coaches pushed for the
fitness of the team,
players hoped their
efforts would pay
off next season. Experience
Carly Emmerson

Growing Pains

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Far Left: Freshman Melissa Rice passes the ball
to another team member. Concentration was
an important part of the game.
Left: Hustling to save a ball, sophomore Anna
Joiner runs down the court. Little plays like
this were crucial in games.
Above: Feshman Kristen Johnson puts the ball
back into play. Teamwork played a large role
in this years season.

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Girls Volley

Coaches as t h e
years have

w ell as passed and the
players have

the changed, bringing in
fresh new faces to
Ball replace the old, the P.K.
Yonge volleyball team has
always seemed to have one
person that would be part of the
team. No not Jessica Rhodes, Coach
Kraus. For the three years that Teresa
Kraus has been coaching volleyball the team
prospered and learned a lot of good
fundamentalsthat hopefully would carry on
with them throughout the years. This year's
volleyball team was faced with a lot of new
changes that really required some getting
used to. Not only were many of the new
players young and inexperienced, but the
new coach Tammy Wilsey was also a bit
"wet behind the ears." When asked to share
her feelings on Coach Wilsey Jessica Rhodes
stated, "The girls weren't used to Coach
Wilsey's style of coaching at the beginning
because it was such a big change from Coach
Kraus, but we got kind of used to it near the
end of the season and by next year I believe
the team will dominate the court!" Marianne
Brunson described the team as having a lot
of potential that didn't get the credit
deserved, mostly because of the seemingly
weak 7-13 record. -Genny Spies

Bottom Row L to R: Melissa Kennedy, Lauren Fox, Michelle McElroy and Carly Robbins
Middle Row: Jessica Rhodes, Ash'lea Moore, Stephanie Stinson, Desiree Kitchens and Jazzlyn Maxwell
Top Row: Marianne Brunson, Kathryn Prebianca, Jennie Doering, Jenny Nycz and Coach Tammy Wilsey

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Boys Varsity

Soccer boys
Soccer varsity
G ains team got off
to a good start
Stre gth this year like
Strength they had hoped.
This is basically a
rebuilding season for
the team," stated junior
Kenny Mukasa. Kenny
helped lead the team to
many of its wins along with
another junior, Curtis Gaskalla.
The Varsity team has struggled
the past few years. It seems like
every time we get some decent new
players on the team they end up getting
transferred to a new school or something,"
implied Kenny. Even though the team was
just hoping to build strength and experience
this year they surprised the school and the
district with a 5-5-2 record at the midpoint of
the season. Another star of the Varsity team
this year was another junior Antony Thomas.
When asked about the team's goals for
districts Antony replied, "Well of course we
hope to get far in districts but our goal is to
gain the experience needed to play well in
districts and apply the experience next year
when the team has reached higher potential."
Mr. Kent had the privilege of being the Head
Coach for the team this season. Mr. Kent was
known for his enthusiasm with the players
and his ability to get them pumped up before
the games. "He really is an inspiration to the
entire team. He knows how to make us work
hard and get excited during practice" stated
Antony Thomas. Because of the impressive
turn out this season, the varsity team has
surprised even the players themselves and
intimidated its rivals. Coach Kent
commented, We're hoping for an even
stronger team in the upcoming seasons and
hope to give P.K. soccer a real name in the
district." -Mark Hintz

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Top row from L to R: Coach Paul Sendi, Michael Ruegger, Kenny Mukasa, Sean Howard, Brian Frank,
Dean Rose, Sowande Buckmire, David Mendez, Zach Morris, Coach Kent. Second row from L to R: Elon
Webb, Travis Carr, Jeff Osgard, Gregory Wigger, Andrew Nichols, Travis Irwin, Joel Davis. Not pictured:
Ryan Conway, Antony Thomas.

Far left: Goalie Dean Rose keeps his eyes on
the ball eager to make another big save. Dean
was an asset to the team's defense.
Left: Junior Kenny Mukasa attempts to chase
down the ball before it gets blasted down
field. Kenny was known for his amazing speed
on the field.
Above left: Andrew Nichols and Michael
Ruegger help fight for the ball on a crucial
Above: SowandeBuckmire skillfully dribbles
down field in an attempt at another goal.

Boys Soccer 101

Below: Girls Varsity Soccer Team Top Row L to R: Coach Dave Cox, Coach Motsko, Itoko Grussemeyer,
Laura Frankemont, Lauren Fox, Crystal Gravois, Melissa Ferguson, Robin Camil, April Seymour, Heather
Harford, Anne Sarver, Coach Anderson, Paul. Bottom row L to R: Rachael Dupree, Daniel Wook, Daniella
Kessler, Kameron Robinson, FrancesMalgarejo, Laura Quintana, Katie Calavoda, Carly Emmerson, Jamie

Girls Soccer
Experiences with
other sports
Growth at P.K.Yonge

and this year girls
soccer had gotten off
Unity to a slow but promising
start. The team was built of
students ranging from 7th to
12th grade, with many starters
being 8th graders. The girls soccer
team led by captains Kameron
Robinson and high scorer April Seymour
worked well together as a team. Senior
Heather Harford commented, "Having a
team that communicates and works well
together is an important part of the game."
Although the team wasn't too successful, it
was a good experience for those young, new
players.The team also had a chance to work
more one on one with the coaches since
there were four of them, led by head coach
Quito Anderson. They even received help
from a former Lady Gator soccer player.
Even off the soccer field, the team had many
chances to unite and bond. A trip to Winter
Haven for a tournament, a dinner party at
coach Andersons, and many sleep-overs
brought the team closer. Sophomore Jamie
Davis stated, "Even though we are losing
quite a few seniors this year,we seem to have
a dedicated coaching staff and players, which
is very promising for the future.
Carly E.

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Far left: Captain Kameron Robinson practices
a ball controlling drill to improve her game.
Left: Sophomore Jamie Davis dribbles to the
goal on a fast break.
Above left: The girls soccer team gathers
around Coach Anderson for a pre-game pep
Above: Senior goalieAnne Sarver clears the
ball out of the goal.

Girls Soccer 103


, ,

Three straight years in the elite eight. There is
only one way to improve upon something that
is already great, make it better. That is easy to
From L to R: Larry McDaniel, Wesley Sapp, John Walker, Glen Griggs, Jack Creveling, Reggie Williams,
Mathew Frank, Are Thue-Jones, Mark Weiss, Scott Webb, Cedric Booth, Sloan Anderson. say, but not so easy to do when it comes to
going to the final four, or even better the state
championship game in Lakeland. The blue
waves roster was made up predominately of
seniors. Twelve to be exact, so the team couldn't
blame the outcome of the season on not having
S .leadership. With four players comingback for
their third year on varsity, the team knew
.exactly what it took to succeed. The backbone
of a team filled with scorers was Reggie
Williams who averaged just about twenty
points a game. Behind Williams came Matt
S- Frank, Jack Creveling, and Are Thue-Jones
who contributed a solid ten or fifteen points a
game. The back court consisted of Mark Weiss,
and Larry McDaniel who were proven scorers
as well. Going into the season the team was
ranked in the top ten in the state polls. "Being
a ranked team going into the season was
added preasure, but it drove us to live up
to our ranking," stated team captain
Wes Sapp. There were plenty of
distractions throughout the
h season, Coach DeLucas became
T he a father, Thue-Jones broke his
wrist, and a number of
times the roster was

W ave compiled of as few as
ten players.
Far Right: Senior Are Thue-Jones sizes up his H o w e v e r
opponent looking for a chance to take his rock. Are 'r"hiit
played varsity basketball for three seasons.Right: H oop s it through it all
Senior post-man Mathew Frank (bullet) pulls up for the wave
a jump shot Matt Also played varsity baseball. the wave
Above Right: Senior point gaurd Larry the rolled
"Mac"Daniel drives past a defender to the basket.
Larry led the team with assists averaging nearly J.n.
four a game. Above: Junior Reggie Williams shootsonon
a baselinejumper against Vanguard. Reggieledthe
team averaging right around twenty points a game.

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J.V. Basketball, L to R: Kelley Richards, Mickey Ebert, Jonas Rutledge, Johnny Todd, Chris Whelpton, Glen
Banks, Derrick Randal, Cris Knowles, Brandon Player, Wayne Hobdy
Below, Freshmen Basketball L to R: Matt Fay, John Mercado, James Thomas, Art Waters, Jeff Creveling,
Andrew Dupree, Patrick Ruegger, Bryan Williams,Alex Ebersole-Boswell, Jason Booth, Charles Jerkins,
Terry Williams, not pictured John Nilon

A new beginning for the J.V. basketball team!
With first year head coach, Mark Griseck,
the team has made many improvements in
time to finish out with a good season.With
leading scorers Cris Knowles and Jonas
Rutledge, the team had big wins over
Newberry and Hawthorne. Sophomore
Mickey Ebert stated, "The team as a whole
worked well together, and we knew what
we had to do in order to accomplish some
victories. Otherwise we'd be running!"
The Freshmen boys basketball team also got
off to an excellent start. Unlike many other
sports throughout the year, freshmen
basketball set the pace with many wins.
They were also given the title of city champs
The team consisted of many young players
concluding that there is a good chance for
even better years to come. Eighth grade
starters Terry Williams and Andrew
Dupree were also large assets to
the team. Freshmen Bryan
Williams commented,"The
youth of our team Blue
definitely helped the
performance of our W ave

merson Lights Up

The Court

Far left: Freshman Jason Booth takes a quick
jump shot for two. He was a leading scorer on
the Freshman team.
Left: Teammates Chris Whelpton and Jonas
Rutledge clear the way for sophomore Cris
Knowles while he dribbles to the hoop.
Above left: Sophomore Jonas Rutledge goes
up for an easy lay-up. Jonas was one of the
many hard working players on the J.V. team.

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106 Sports

One word to sum up the Girls Varsity

Basketball season was, "HOT"! Head Coach

Wes Aldridge and assistant coaches Craig
Jones and Sharmain Milton helped the girls

reach their maximum skill. Three hours

before school started, these girls were in the

gym for early morning practices. There was

no rest or water until each girl made fifteen

lay-ups in a row. These extreme measures

proved to work well. The girls came out on

top with a winning season. In the beginning,

with eight wins and no losses, the girls ranked

a whopping second in the state. Needless to

say the season was off to a great start, but not

without hardships. Melissa Kennedy

commented on the rough spots,"We were all

a little nervous at the beginning of the season

when the detergent used to wash our

uniforms caused a rash to spread amongst

the team. But, with a little calamine

lotion and a lot of scratching, we got

back on the road to success." With

few seniors leaving we asked

how they would defend

thier title next season. The

reply was best said by G irls

Jessica Rhodes,"To ,

be the best,

you've got to

beat the



Standing: Assistant Coach Craig Jones, Andrea Rascovich, Jessica Rhodes, Rebecca Damien, Katie
Damien, Jennifer Mydock, Leah Dalbec, Ash'lea Moore, Assistant Coach Sharmain Milton, Head Coach
Wes Aldridge. Kneeling: Micki Knowles and Reka Bodo. Sitting: Melissa Kennedy and Molly McGriff.


Fire to

the Hoops 4

Far Left: Point Guard Molly McGriff dribbles
up to the hoop to set up one of the team's
famous plays.
Left: Leah Dalbec, the team's leading scorer,
guards an opposing player. She was a major
asset to the team's offense.
Above Left : The team takes a break from a
fast paced game to meet with their coaches.
These breaks provided needed
Above : Guard Jessica Rhodes runs down
the court for another one of her famous
breakaway layups.

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108 Sports

The girls' junior varsity basketball team was led
by starters Ellie Ziegert, Jenny Kirby, Ashley

Top row from L to R: Kezia James, Jamea McTaw, Brittany Beckwith, Kristin Johnson, Jenni Kirby, Monique Poser, Jamea McTaw and Kristin Johnson. After
Vinson, Coach Eric McTureos. Bottom row: Stacia Howard, Rebecca Damien, Ashley Poser, Sharekaadisappointingstarttheteambegantoplaylike
Williams, Ellie Ziegert, Claire Tillman, CiCi Smith. a disappointing start, the team began to play like
they had hoped. "We pulled out a few wins late
in the game thanks to the stars of the team,"
commented starter Kristin Johnson. Kristin led
SO (. f ...the team in scoring this season. Ellie Ziegert, the
starting point guard, led the team in assists and
steals. Our goal this season is to become even
stronger as a team and be more experienced for
'.. I next year. We are also learning to perfect our
basic skills thanks to some new drills put in by
the coaches. We are trying to work harder in
Practice, too," commented Ellie. Adding height
and strength to the team was Brittany Beckwith.
"We are more fortunate then other teams. We
have plenty of height and size and can intimidate
other teams pretty easily," stated Brittany. Jamea
McTaw added much needed experience to this
year's team. The team didn't really click until
the midpoint of the season, we improved a
lot during the second half of the year,"
commented Jamea. The coaches and
players agree that the team played

J.V. well and had a very good base
and could hopefully improve
G irls their skills even more by

Grow next year.
-Mark Hintz
Far right: Ellie Ziegert sprints downcourt Stronger
during a fast break. Ellie's speed really
contributed to the team's offense.
Above: Monique Vinson posts up down low. A s Team
Monique gave the team a lot of strength underA
the basket.
Upper Right: Coach Eric McTureos goes over
a game plan while the team intently listens.
This was McTureos' first year coaching at P.K.
Right: Stacia Howard, eighth grader, drives to
the hoop for an easy layup.

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Bottom Row: Gregory Wigger, Christie Brewer, Tonja Alexander, Jennifer Hare, Stephanie Lynch, and Heather
Brown Middle Row: Ellie Zeigert, Roseann Halback, Sharon Ramos-Ceballos, Jessica Lynch, and Rita Corbett Top
Row: Jessica Hull, Coach Dedric Jones, Alex Zukowski, Paul Farr and Coach David Frank.


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Although the golf team had to deal with
quite a struggle before the season even
began, the team, or what was left of it, looked
on to the future with high expectations and
hopefully low scores! Former teammate
Brent Boate best described P.K. Golf as, "a
grand game. I can't think of a better way to
spend an afternoon, than with a few of my
fellow P.K. golf players, and my inspirational
coach Lyle Livengood swinging his club
around with such authority." The small, yet
motivated, team enjoyed going to the
University Golf Course four days a week to
take advantage of the free golf and put in a
couple hours of practice. Unlike the golfers,
the cross country team actually had a bit of
mass to it, not to mention talent! In a few
short years the team had evolved from a
group of barely four people who were excited
to have someone just finish a race, to a large
group of highly dedicated individuals
where half the team finished in the top
ten! Stephanie Lynch commented,
"We were young and

inexperienced, but the coaches
helped us get over the

A hump." It looks like P.K.
can look forward to a
promising next few
years. Genny

Although the squad was small they held
their own. The girls were seen doing

anything from washing cars to selling score

cards to earn money for the new pompons,
shoes and jackets that they were seen sporting

at all the local clubs and cool hangouts like

the food court at the mall. With few returning

members from the previous year the squad

had to start from scratch and attend summer

camp, not to mention long hot practices

where Mrs. McGriff was known to whip and
beat the girls until the cheers were perfected.

Although football season was a little rough

the cheerleaders and football players bonded

during and after practice when the

cheerleaders graciously provided Gatorade

and cookies in hopes of a possible win. Junior

Carlos Risco commented, "The cheerleaders

pulled through and did their job....if only

we could have returned the favor

(sigh)." The football season ended

on a positive note for the girls. If

it hadn't been for a few quitters

maybe the same could be

said for the basketball

girls. The girls who Three
stuck with it did

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Standing L to R: Heather Harford, Megan Thomley, Martina Emmerson, Genny Spies, Emily Arnold, and
Andrea Preisler
Sitting L to R: Keshia Strawder, Barbara Arencibia, Whantavia Nelson, Amber Douberly, Alyssa Ramirez,
and April Seymour

Far Left: Megacito Thomley and Genny
Spiesel do a tribal dance prior to the
Homecoming game for good luck.
Left: The Varsity Basketball cheerleaders step
aside for a quick shot.
Above left: A few cheerleaders stay after
practice to look through pictures and play
their daily games of Clue and Scrabble.
Above: Senior and captain Martina Emmerson
finally gets her five minutes of fame in the
spotlight during a Hightide performance.

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This year's track and field was great. We had
athletes participating in both track and field
events and all of them put in their best
effort.Our track coaches Kim Mitchell, Dedric
Jones, and David Frank have been dedicated
in training the track team for the past three
years.We were able to run in different places
such as Osceola county.At every track meet
I felt very nervous and wondered if I would
win, but the nervous feeling I got left as I
sprinted down the track.I ran the open
quarter and the 200-meter dash.We also had
a great 4 by 400 relay team.On the relay were
Jeanease James, Micki Knowles, Frances
Melgarejo and myself.The 1997 track team
consisted of: Tonja Alexander, Glen Banks,
Rina Bradley, Saudia Bradley, Christie
Brewer, Heather Brown, Terry Brown,
Tabitha Butler, Rashad Crowell, Katie
Damien, Rebecca Damien, Suzanne
Desmond, Johnathan Douglas, Paul Farr,
Glenn Griggs, Jeanease James, Chris
Knowles, Micki Knowles, Jennifer Lead,
Tajar Leath, Stephanie Lynch, Jamea
McTaw, Marvin McTaw, Frances
Melarejo, Kristin Myers, Derrick
Randall, Jonas Rutledge, A
Stanley Strobles, Nikki
Thomas,Antoine Race
Washington, Tamala
Williams, and Ellie
Ziegert. For The
-Saudia Bradley

Finish Line

Below: Seventh graders Stephanie Lynch, Heather Brown, and eighth grader Suzanne Desmond warm up
before the meet. They all competed well in the mile run.
Far Below: The track coaches pass out uniforms to Tajar Leath, Jeanease James, Stephanie Lynch, Paul Farr,
and some other team members as they get ready for their meet. Mental preparation and organization
augmented the team members' physical preparation.


Far Left: Senior Saudia Bradley checks her
shoes in preparation for her upcoming races.
Everyone was excited about the first meet of
the season.
Left: Sophomore Paul Farr and Junior Christie
Brewer run a warm up lap before their races.
They both ran the 400.
Above: Senior Jeanease James sprints her
fastest. She put every ounce of her energy
into the hundred yard dash.

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People call tennis "the sport of a lifetime." I'd
have to agree with this statement considering
the wide range of ages that I've seen play the
game. I play tennis with my four year old
cousin and my eighty year old grandpa, so if
they can play, almost anyone can. It's good
exercise and a great release of energy, every
point is singular, and there's always room
for improvement in your game. Of course,
sometimes it gets a little hot on the 110
degree plus court, but just make sure that
there's an accessible pool nearby. Tennis is
especially fun when played on a team.
Although it's not the same kind of team
sport like soccer or basketball, the
camaraderie really adds to the excitement of
the game, in part because your teammates
are cheering for you, and partly because
your teammates are counting on you to
win. The game is always best when
two good teams are in a close battle.
Last year I could feel the tension

when we played Eastside and
came back from behind to
take home bragging
rights! If this type of
action interests
you, just play "a1
ball. -Joel


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Boys' Varsity Tennis: From left to right: Coach Mark Reed, Matt Bittle, Bryan Bounds, Janardhan
Lavakumar, Marcos Asse, and Joel Davis.

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The girls tennis team tried their very hardest
to defeat all of their opponents. Leona Miller,
the girls' coach and new in that position,
combined the perfect amount of love along
with her coaching to allow her girls to have
fun as they fought for their team. Many of
the girls were quite experienced at wacking
the ball around the court, but there were also
many j.v. girls who were quite new to the
sport. With the proper coaching these
inexperienced girls made the future of P K
tennis look very promising. The girls'
tennis team played the best they could all
season and it really showed in the outcome
of all their games. Coming off a district
championship the previous year, four of the
top five players returned, ensuring the team's
domination of the district. Being on the team
required much commitment and hard work,
especially since the girls played an average
of five matches a week. Most of the
matches were conveniently played at
Broward Courts on the UF campus.
Girls were expected to show up to
all practices as well as all the
games which required the
girls to be very fit. With all Serving
but one of the players

returning next year
our future looked
great. Danna

Up Some

Big Winners

Varsity Tennis Team L to R: Jamie Davis, Kameron Robinson, Robin Camil, Erika Perry, Kathryn
Prebianca, and Coach Leona Miller.
JV and Varsity Teams Front Row L to R: Sheena Larry, Natalie Muniz, Alison Jim, Navideh Foghani, Robin
Camil, Kameron Robinson, Christina Rose. Back Row: Sonja Roth, Katherine Prebianca, Julie Eberhard,
Mariajorda Garcia, Jennifer Morgan Sharon Ramos-Ceballos, Margie Sedlacek

Far Left: Senior Kameron Robinson awaits a
serve. Kameron will be a much missed player
next year.
Left: Hustling to save a ball, sophomore
Kathryn Prebianca stretches to her ability.
Kathryn played at the number four position.
Above: Sophomore Jamie Davis smacks a ball
back to her opponent. Jamie has been playing
tennis for most of her life.

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Junior varsity cheerleading brought a whole

new attitude to sports at P. K. If any other

teammates could be as close as these girls

were, it wouldn't matter whether they won

or lost. This closeness was amazing

considering that only three of the girls were

returning from last year, and four of the six

new girls were coming from different

schools. Another newcomer to the school as

well as the cheerleading squad was the

sponsor Ms. Abrahams. The team had .-

nothing but good things to say about her

and how much she helped the squad -

improve. All cheerleaders took a summer

camp to help with their skills, but for the J. V.

cheerleaders, it was different this time.

Freshman Latoya Rutledge said, The

summer camp really helped us not only

with cheerleading, but with our

friendships too." It's safe to say that

this was a memorable time for each

member of the squad. They made

lasting friends from this

experience. This J. V.

cheerleading squad knew

the true meaningof A.

succeeding in

s p o r t s New


-MegT Attitude

Left to Right: Leighann DePaola, Talyah Young, Ivy Strawder, co-captain Janivea Lewis, co-captain Liddy
Cope, Julie Eberhard, Latoya Rutledge, Shameka Showers, Mandy Irwin

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Far Left: Talyah Young and Latoya Ruledge
show their spirit. They were known for being
the most spirited on the team.
Left: Shameka Showers, Talyah Young, Latoya
Rutledge, and Ivy Strawder smile before a
pep ralley. They were ready to kick off
basketball season right!
Above Left : The squad stops for a picture
after winning a game. Although winning is
worth smiling, they smiled win or loss.
Above : Liddy Cope starts a cheer. She was
a strong captain and a good cheerleader.

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Front Row From L To R: Joe Mercadante, Cam Brewer, Conrad Shelton, Brian Dougherty, Antony Thomas,
Back Row: Coach Halloway, Jacob Rhodes, Chris Dougherty, Brian Zachow, Shelton Swilley, Brian
Bennett, Coach Catz

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The baseball team looked similar in many
aspects to last year's team due to the number
of returning varsity players. Returning
standouts included Chris and Brian
Dougherty, Conrad Shelton, Shelton Swilley,
and J.R. Fort. These players were experienced
in the ways of winning and taught the
underclassmen what it took to play hard all
the time. "This is probably one of the better
teams that I have ever played on at P.K.
Yonge," stated senior second baseman
Conrad Shelton. Although Coach Bob
Hawkins won his five hundredth win last
season he still had plenty to prove when it
came to producing well-rounded baseball
teams and this season was proof that he still
hasn't lost his touch. At the start of the
season things didn't run quite as smoothly
as everyone would have wished but as the
season progressed and the players began to
play together, everything fell into place.
The team's roster was full of names that
will surely be heard for years to come
either on the high school level
next year for the
underclassmen or on the


college level for the
graduating seniors.


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J.V. Baseball

Hits It All Over
the years,

The Way P.K. Yonge
has had a very
Hor e strong baseball

program. Well, it looks

like we're headed towards

another successful season! Both

the Freshman and J.V. teams consist

of very young, but talented players

who will greatly benefit the teams in the

future. Many J.V. players have the

opportunity to play on the varsity team when

their season is over, which gives them the

experience to work with other varsity players

and varsity coach, Bob Hawkins, who has

proceeded well over his 500 wins.

Sophomore John Mydock stated, "J.V.

baseball games are the best because we

always win! How could we not with coach

Cecil Barnes leading our team." Both teams

received help from the varsity players, who

greatly encouraged them to work hard and

play one hundred and ten percent. Hopefully

with the combination of our greatly skilled

players and our dedicated coaching staff

both teams will be prepared to face anything

in the future!

-Carly Emmerson

Kneeling L to R: Shelby Mountain, Blake Dougherty, Jace McConnell, Rob Franks, Danny Hughes ,Andy
Culpepper, Art Waters, John Nilon, Chaney Harrison. Standing L to R: Coach Cecil Barnes, Michael
Kesler, Brandon Hare, Jared Constock, Bryan Williams, Jeff Creveling, Kyle Straughn, Mickey Ebert, John
Mydock, Matt Osgood, and Coach Sullivan

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Far left: Freshmen Andy Culpepper and Blake
Dougherty meet at second base to discuss
future team strategies.
Left: Freshman Bryan Williams receives some
helpful advice from coach Sullivan on the
Above left: Freshman Johnny Todd Catches
a fly ball for an easy out.
Above: Sophomore Jace McConnell remains
safe as he slides into second base.

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The Blue Wave softball team participated in
its fourth year of fast pitch softball. After a
slow start in the first two years, last year's
team had a great season and inspired the
1996-1997 Waves to a successful season.
With two returning seniors, two new players,
and a new assistant coach, this young and
energetic team was strong. There was a
surprising amount of experience in the young
team. Even though Melissa Kennedy, a
starting catcher, and Stephanie Turner, a
starting center fielder, were recent additions
to the team, they helped to bring the team
together as a whole and boost team morale.
The new assistant coach, Ed Hollis, brought
a lot of help to the maturing team. Coach
Hollis' wife, the coach of the U.F. softball
team, added her expertise to make the team
complete. Coach Teresa Kraus and Coach
Hollis believed that with dedication and
hard work the road to sweet victory and
success was clear. Through long
practices and hard games, the
players strove for perfection. The
state championships were
never far from their minds, The
as one of the many goals
set forth by the coaches. Softball
-Michelle McElroy

Team Hits

One Home

Varsity Softball team, Front Row L to R: Coach Kraus, Melissa Kennedy, Ash'lea Moore, Jessica Rhodes,
Jessica Riley, Stephanie Turner, Reka Bodo, Coach Hollis. Bottom Row L to R: Rae Varnes, Ruby Powell,
Stacy Fisher, Stephanie Stinson, Jennie Doering, Michelle McElroy.
Below: Coach Kraus gets ready to pitch the ball. She helped her players with their technique and prepared
them for their games.

Far Left: Junior Jessica Riley pitches the ball.
Practices helped the coaches to decide what
needed to be improved before the games.
Left: Freshman Stephanie Stinson tosses a
ball to her teammate while warming up. Team
work was one of the keys to the season.
Above: Junior Stacy Fisher gets ready for her
turn to bat. If there was any free time during
practices the team used it to have fun.

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The junior varsity softball team was all about
team work. Of course, hard work went along
with that. The team practiced every day for
two hours after school, occasionally on
weekends, and always on holidays. The
pitchers had to work even harder. Kristin
Floyd and Ashley Poser were the team's
dedicated pitchers. They were at practice
early and stayed late every day. The team
was comprised of one eighth grader, four
freshmen, and ten sophomores. With the
help of Coach Stroh, the team's coach of four
years, they had a very successful season.
Although j.v. softball was a lot of hard work,
it was also a lot of fun. Practices, no matter
how tough, were always filled with laughter.
Whether it was at practice or during a game,
the players were continuously learning.
Sometimes those lessons were as simple
as not spitting sunflower seeds at the
trainers, or not throwing down to
second when there was a runner
on third. Although the junior J.V.
varsity team lost their star
pitcher from the previous
year, they still came G irls

out on top.
-Sara Brown


The Ball


First Row from L to R: Coach Stroh, Rachel Dupree, Melissa Ferguson, Kristen Johnson, Toy Baker, Audrey
Gratto, Crystal Gravois, Ashley Poser. Second Row: Jessica Lynch, Natalie Llana, Jennifer Woodard,
Ashley Pennypacker, Christine Nycz, Anna Joiner, Sara Brown, Kristin Floyd


Far left: Ashley Poser takes practice swings
before a game against Interlachen. Ashley
also tossed a mean pitch.
Left: Natalie Liana awaits an opportunity to
crush the ball. She was a veteran junior varsity
Above left: Audrey Gratto removes a spec of
dust from her eye. The dusty diamond could
pose a number of problems.
Above: Kristen Johnson awaits the hit, ready
to guard first base with her life.

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In the years to come, you should be
able to look back on your high school
days with joy. These were the days
before you started your unsheltered
life, when everything seemed easy.
Late night cram sessions for
trigonometry or government were
common place, but the years of hard
work were soon to pay off.
Graduation would be upon any high
schooler soon enough, but before this
was a possibility, you had to get the
Phundamentals down, you still had
to pass. P.K. offered a wide variety of
classes for such a small school. You
could take your field of interest and
adjust your schedule accordingly.
Some offerings included many
different style bands, chorus,
yearbook, newspaper, a variety of
social studies, work experience, dual-
enrollment, and two foreign
languages. You certainly had many
choices. If the opportunity came, and
you had exhausted all possibilities,
then you could take classes at the
University of Florida, Sante Fe
Community College, or the Loften
Center. These offered higher level
opportunities to dedicated students.
If you wanted to enter the working
world you could add work experience
to your schedule. This allowed you
to work during school hours and
receive credit. Many students used
this opportunity and pulled in some
extra cash for the weekends.
Executive internship also allowed
students to work. This was less
widespread, you could not receive
pay. All said and done, high school
was a pivotal time in everyone's life.
Pay attention, study hard, and be sure
that you fully understand the basic
Phundamentals. -Robert Bell


Students show their skills
The acting department once again did a wonderful job
of entertaining the school and community. With
returning thesbians the crew managed to put on a few
memorable performances. One of their standouts was
their involvement in our homecoming celebration,
High Tide. They were able to put their abilities into play
with multiple skits. The acting classes were taught in
high school by Ms. Ruszczyk, and led by Ms. Otani in
the middle school. They were able to show a group of
aspiring actors the ropes, by in-class skits, inpromptu
speeches, and dialogues. It all added together to create
another great year for the acting department. Another
plus acting students had was the option to attend the
Florida Theatre Conference in Clearwater, Florida. Here
students met others from across the state, and shared
ideas, a truly memorable experience.

"Acting gives me

way to release all

my acgressionV.

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Far Left: Seniors Justin Langer and Heather Harford perform a skit in
High Tide about Mr. and Mrs. Ruszczyk. This skit was poking fun at
their performance at last year's High Tide. Above: The acting class
performs their much awaited High Tide skit. Their skit was unlike
any from previous years. Right: Lana Cooper and BJ Bagley host a skit
for acting. This skit was about what people will be like in the future.

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Let the creative juices flow

Art was a class that many students looked at as a
privilege. It was a time of day art teachers Dianne
Skye,in the high school, and Brenda Springfield, in the
middle school, allowed students to express themselves
freely. The art department offered drawing and
painting class, a ceramics class, 2-D art and a portfolio
class, for the more advanced art students. Art classes
also gave students the chance to display their art in
many places such as the honors art show at the Reitz
Union,various places around school, and at the final
show at the end of the year. Many students enjoyed Ms.
Skye's acceptance of all art types. As Amy Owens put it,
"Ms. Skye let each individual explore their ideas and
find their creative sides." In describing what is important
about art Ms. skye stated,"Art is what makes us gentle
and humane, and I want it to be a part of life that links
us together."

"cJn school today [

art is one of tkhe few

ways we can express

ouArselves ceat+ivly -Bibi Baxter

Far Left: Bibi Baxter diligently works on an assignment for Ms. Skye.
Bibi was known for her excellent art abilities Above: Ms. Skye assists
Toy baker in finding ideas for a project. Toy was a very entertaining
part of this class. Right: Daniella Kessler and Alyssa Paulter are hard
at work on their tasks for ceramics. They both took all of their art
assignments very seriously.

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Far Left: Senior Makaya McKnight and Junior Danna Hawkins sit on
the path conversing. Makaya and Danna were often found chating
rather than doing their aide work. Above: Tracy Spies answers the
telephone in the guidence office. Tracy was Ms. Barnes aide. Right:
Nicole Peters struts down to the copy room. This was one of the few
times that Nicole was in the hall when she was supposed to be.



Preparation for the Future
A common goal among students was success. Everyone
was striving to be the best that they could be. A couple
of business courses were offered to help students attain
this goal, keyboarding and aiding. Keyboarding was a
usuful course. Students learned to type fast and use a
computer. Typing fast wasimportant to students
because of the numerous papers that were assigned
over the year. Aides were a dime a dozen. Many did not
work as hard as their superiors may have wanted,
however in the long run, aides were useful assets to
teachers and faculty. Student aides did everything from
making ceramic tiles for glaze displays to grading papers
to answering phones.Which ever course students chose
to take, both prepare students for the future.
-Makaya McKnight

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Right: Ms. Powell instructs as Kristie Brewer and Nicole Favreau sing
a duet. Performances took a lot of preparation and hard work.
Below: Members of chorus take time to pose for the camera.

Lift Every Voice and Sing
This years middle and high school chorus provided an
avenue for vocal performances at the school and within
our community. Chorus allowed students a chance to
perform and interact with their peers. Throughout the
year the chorus tookpartin many productions including:
Celebrate Diversity Week, sponsored by the University
Of Florida, Black history week, and a winter Christmas
concert. There was also a musical planned in the
spring. Chorus let students exert their talent and have
fun in the meantime. It also allows students the chance
to sing solos and be recognized for their hard work and
dedication. Both middle school and high school chorus
classes were taught by Ms. Powell. Sophomore Ellie
Ziegert stated, "Ms. Powell is great. She puts in a lot of
work for the performances and has a lot of confidence
in the students." Hopefully there will be more to come
in the futrue.
-Carly Emmerson

learned to use

si ncec

-Schannovn ECwalt

Above: The chorus class rehearsed for a snazy performance. Their
concerts brought tears to the eyes of many.
Far Left:Leah Tillman, Jamea McTaw, Vicki Livingston, Justin Lindsey,
and Amanda Elwell practice for an upcoming concert. Practice makes
perfect! Above: The chorus class rehearses on stage for the winter
Christmas concert.
Right: Leah Tilman ( a little nervous) performs a solo on stage.
Students had many opportunities to really shine at concerts.

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Students attend UF, SFCC
When the time came where students exhausted all of
the course options here, they expanded their
opportunities, and went to college. Students had the
opportunity to attend the University of Florida, Sante
Fe Community College, and the Loften Center, fully or
for only a few periods. Many students chose the route
of SFCC. This offered a wide variety of college level
courses along with the necessary high school classes
needed for graduation. Students that chose UF mainly
took Pre-Calculus, but others also tried Astronomy,
Physics, and Psychology. Students that wanted a
different style of course work chose the route of the
Loften Center. Here they were able to attain their GED
and enter a college or the working world more quickly.
The course work was difficult for these outgoing students
and they move fast, but it truly was an experience,
having high school away from school. -Robert Bell

a breeze, }\AW. Jooes'

Class was morie difficult, at least for me,'
-Wes Scpp

Far Left: Senior Wes Sapp climbs through the trees, attempting to
create a funny scene. Wes was the most adventurous student and
took Physics at UF. Above: Seniors Laura Lincoln and Isaiah Shapiro
enjoy an outing with Mr. Owens, a guidance counselor who helps
students become dual enrolled. Right: Senior Jenny Watts, a Sante Fe
dual enrolled student visits P.K. for class pictures. An ever-present
Junior, Jenny was missed this year at P.K.

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Papers, projects, vocablary words, summer reading and
tests were all things that occurred from one English class
to the next, no matter who your teacher was or what
grade you were in. P K was full of English teachers who
loved working their students to the maximum limit.
"They sure do like quizzes," said Shanna Meyer.
Ms.Creveling was always good at pumping mythology
into the brains of sophmores, where as Dr.Schiffbaur
had a thing for teaching juniors all aboutAmerican
Literature. Mr Anderson and Dr. Schiffbaur worked
together to make sure they were teaching juniors about
the same time period. "I found it more interesting to see
how the history that was going on related to people's
writings," declared Mark Hintz. No matter what teacher
students had they weresureto use what they learned in
the future.
-Danna Hawkins

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memorzing poems

in my n-Vglisk class,

-Patrick LanvAgeri

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, I- reveling's class. Right: Marianne Brunson helps perform a
a.,.., Ms Schiffbaur's class. The students all seemed to enjoy this
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Left: Sophomore Grant Clouser works diligently on his compu:e:
The class offered a variety of time consuming projects. Right:Freshma
Charles Jerkins takes time off from his computer to recognize th
camera. Often students had time to roam the web, or wonder throi,g
the computers files, or converse with class mates.


Students learn new skills
Recently P.K. Yonge received a grant from the state for
new computer equipment. The grant was an attempt to
let students become more familiar with cutting edge
technology. Seeing a wonderful opportunity, we took
this grant and used it to its fullest, as obvious in our new
Technology Room. Here new classes are being offered
to help familiarize students with the latest technology,
the World Wide Web, and the most recent software
advances. The new computers come fully equipped
with video cameras, new software and more. "I've
really been able to learn quite a bit in here. The computers
allow easy access to the Web," senior Tom Hutchens
said of the new lab. Incoming students will truly have
an unmatched computer class, which will help them
with the ever changing computer oriented world.
-Rob Bell

'This class skows [ I

me thke skills JI need to

know to become suAccesftil.

Far Left: Senior Bryan Bounds points out something projected from
his computer. The new computers had the ability to project their
images onto an overhead screen. Above: Senior Bryan Bounds takes
-B3 yc BoAt41dS a little time to write something down that he has found. You could
often times find a good address on the web you would want to come
back to. Right: Instructor Dr. Becht and freshman Victoria Corr also
look at the overhead screen. This was a valuable tool in teaching on

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Left: Senior Lauren Fox listens intently to the Spanish IV lect-ir
Lauren was dedicated to her Spanish class. Right: Ms. Sedlacek,
foreign language teacher, writes her day's lesson on the board. NM
Sedlacek taught both French and Spanish.





The foreign languages that were offered were Spanish
and French. Students enjoyed learning foreign languages
because it broadened their horizions. They got to
experience a taste of other cultures. The Spanish students
attended the Spanish Conference in Orlando, where
they competed in the areas of speeches, poetry recitation,
and drama. There was a dance and festivities. This was
an experience not soon forgotten. "It was exciting! I had
fun!" exclaimed sophomore Crystal Gravois. There
was also a French Conference. They participated in
similar activities. There was a new addition to our
foreign language staff, Mr. Kent. He replaced thebeloved
Ms. Stepp. Mr. Kent proved to be a valuable asset to us.
Spanish and French classes were wonderful learning
experiences that will stay with students throughout
their lives.
-Makaya McKnight

"I love teachiing foreign

language at P.K. JI+ may n o eposseo_

become flLAev ivA to years, b+ it is impo'+tcan to m0

+kcait st+uCIdents become morve tolerent of differentO

Far Left: Ms. Ziffer, one of the foreign language teachers, takes a break
from a strenuous day. Above: Vanessa Jewett ponders a difficult
question in her Spanish IV class. Vanessa was an outstanding student.
Right: Sophomore Jasmine Kendall works intently on her Spanish
work. Jasmine was in Spanish III, which was advanced for her grade

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-Ms. Ziffer

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"MActh really [chs a

tendency to get me

multiply ing.". -Lana Cooper



Will we ever use it?
Most looked at math as hard, boring, and useless. There
were many different teachers through the middle and
highschool, and each teacher offered a variety of courses
ranging from basic math to trigonometry. Ms. Weber
was thought to be a teacher who made you do a lot of
work, the way Laurel Mixson put it was,"Ms Weber was
my favorite teacher because she taught me the most."
Although Ms. Weber was opposite of Mr. McCall he
also won the affection of many. "Mr. McCall is always
ready to convey his vast algebraic knowledge to his
students," stated Carlos Risco when he was asked why
he enjoyed his math class. Although it was hard and
stressful math could be used in many ways(mostly just
the next year's Math class), which is why we loved
taking it. --Danna Hawkins

Far Left: Lana Coopeer and Renee Richardson help one another with
their Geometry classwork. Renee and Lana often worked together.
Above: David Butler ponders his latest math task. David was a very
good listener. Right: Shannon Mathispauses while doing her confusing
math assignment. Maybe her partner Adam Daube can offer his

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n e s

Deadlines were everywhere for these hard working
students. Teamwork was a necessity when it came to
getting the school newspaper together. Editor Andrea
Williams worked diligently on the paper. After school
and weekends were often occupied with newspaper
duties. "There are nights when the Editorial board
works until 10 or 11 at night. In the end though, when
we turn out a prize winning paper, it's definitely worth
all the work," Senior Andrea Williams stated. Mr.
Ruszczyk was the newspaper sponsor. Overall the
students pulled together to make a reputable newspaper.
The newspaper consisted of sixteen pages. It contained
seven sections: opinions, student life, P.K. images, issues,
trends and entertainment, sports, and final thoughts.
There was even a middle school section.

-Makaya McKnight

"/ am happy with tkhe

newspaper, but look

forwcadcl to beetteAina its

seJP vices.'

h4i,. PtsczcyK

Far Left: Mr. Ruszczyk ponders an important question. Mr. Ruszczyk
was always thinking about ways to better the newspaper. Above:
Anne Rittman and Carlos Risco work diligently on their articles. Ann
and Carlos always met their deadlines. Right: Group picture, front
row: Kelley Richards, Tyler Clark, Anne Rittman, Cassie Preston,
Alison Fulks, Kenny Anderson. Second row: Mr. Ruszczyk, Jesse
Bennett, Rae Varnes, Andrea Williams, Carlos Risco, Paul Farr, Jazzlyn
Maxwell. Top row: Nick Peterson, Derrick Randle, Beverly Johnson
Jack Creveling, Dustin Garlitz, and Jesse Rapczak.

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