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1999-2000 hIue LaZve
1085 S.W 11th St.
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Each person, fr-om Student
to teacher to administrator, forms a
piece of our school'spuzzle. Each
piece represents a unique identity, and
when put together just right, the
varied sizes and shapes create a
Turn the page and take a look at
our puzzle: piece by piece.
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Pieces of ife
When looking at the different
parts of our lives in relation to the pieces
of a puzzle, most of us find the oddly
shaped components form more of a
than a methodical picture. This is the
nature of the teenage years. Someday,
hopefully, we will be able to step back
from all of this, and see middle and high
school as a time where the pieces came together,
where some semblance of a sane life began to develop. Someday. For
nlw, all we can do is live. The following
pages are a tribute to our SUrv1ial the
good days, the bad, the friends, the enemies,
the spirit, the traditions...the School.
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O Stephen Bush and
Melissa Labrusca do
their best to clash.
These two shared
their love for spirit
their science class,
T i m m y
Nicole Schaub are
O Lani Plemons
goes for the
Madonna look on
clash day. The
student body was
willing to do
to show spirit.
Cockerham gets a
pie in the face
SJeff Osgard, oops,
poses as a male on
Katie's use of face
SAmber St. Onge
Benton were proud
to wear their
nighties to school
Many students were
very comfy on PJ
, Joe B. Williams
and Johnny Todd
feminine side. If
their football careers
don't work out the
two will always have
ajob on the Ru Paul
Q Matt Graziano
drives the winning
trailer through the
parade. The best
decorated car was
rewarded with $50.
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hat's the Spirit
Students got loud and dressed crazy during Spirit Week!
As I coasted down the hill holding my
brake so that I would not exceed the 10-
mph speed limit, I saw a new student
walking down the road, wearing a very
short dress. All of a sudden, she turned
around, and to my amazement; SHE was
a HE!Joe B. Williams, along with Johnny
Todd, were sporting the latest look in
women's apparel with short skirts, styled
hair, and cute little halter-tops.
All throughout Homecoming Week
the student body showed their school
spirit. Monday morning everyone walked
in wearing flowered shirts and leis for
Hawaiian Day. While in P period on
Tuesday, I saw some people who
obviously did not know how to match
their clothes. Wednesday seemed to be
everyone' favorite because they could
wake up and go to school in their
pajamas; some people even brought their
childhood stuffed animals along. Friday'
Spirit Day was a huge success. Along with
everyone wearing blue and white, there
was a parade, a pep rally, a car decorating
contest, as well as a door-decorating
Many felt that school spirit was on the
rise. Sure, coming to school in your PJ's or
in your moms new dress was weird, but it
did show your School Spirit. It was nice
to see that we were becoming more
involved in our school, making school
spirit better year after year. Seeing
students being a proud part of the PKY
Blue Wave team was exciting!
Spirit Week 9
O Homecoming Prince
and Princess Marvin
McTaw and Starla
McKnight stand and
receive their applause
during High T;'t
for High Tide. i.
has been a P.
the beginning o'
and Talyah You,..
"Snaps" about tn
This year's dram
their version ;,
Gap and 01.:
High Tide. Th,.
parody was a hug
EmCees Andy ..
pepper and Mat- :
introduce the ne>, :.
during High ,
The two were .
Sonja Roth and, .i
Patrick R. .
entertains the .
with "role call. Ti.
senior football l .. 1
were thrilled to
the cheerle :.. .
uniforms and sh.-:, ..r
their rock hard .,;.-
O Seniors Sonj.;
Roth and ]a\
for everyone t ,
wear "wif .
High Tide ski,
left the crow.,
and Queen ta
Talyah Young are
presented to the
audience. These two
lifers waited 13 years
for their crowning in
10 Student Life
fans to cheer on the
High Tide and Homecoming were
unlike any other, with the new
technology of the school prompting
performers to include video skits as well as
live skits. Also thrown in the mix was the
Blue Wave football team's number one
state class A ranking.
Thursday night was the beginning of
these events. High Tide was opened by
emcees Andy Culpepper, Matt Fay, Sonja
Roth and Jenny Leed. This two-hour
event had a number of side splitting skits,
making fun of things from Officer
Brinson to "roll call" done by the Varsity
football team. Then to even further the
charge of High Tide was the Acting II
class putting on Gap and Old Navy
commercials between the set-ups of the
up comings skits. The night concluded
with the crowning of the 1999
Going into Friday's game PK Yonge's
football team held a 3-0 record and
number one ranking. The stands packed
with parents, students and faculty loaded
in to cheer on their team. But all the spirit
deflated when Florida High ran back a
kickoff the length of the field in the final
minute to win the game, which later
would be remembered as only a small part
9th grade reps: Justin Chance and Stacy Dy-
son. Heartthrob and Sweetheart: Alex Poser
and Chantel Fitz.
10th grade reps: Cory Mitchell and Kate
Creveling. Heartthrob and Sweetheart: Lance
Lawson and Brenda Pagliuca.
11th grade reps: Luke Groce, Terry Williams,
Wantanisha Dawson and Rina Bradley. Heart-
throb and Sweetheart: Uriah Gravois and
She'reka Williams. Prince and Princess: Marvin
McTaw and Starla McKinight.
Band Heartthrob and Sweetheart: Joe Cohen
and Stacy Crawford.
12th grade reps: Johnny Todd, Art Waters,
Shameka Showers and Courtney Shannon.
Heartthrob and Sweetheart: John Nilon and
Ivy Strawder. King and Queen: Jeff Creveling
and Talyah Young.
Asking a very
was a hit with the
were quite popular.
She has not been
the only Russian
to start fads
O Senior Kristin
Johnson shows off
her sunglasses for
the car ride home.
Kristin was one
preferred the tee-
shirt and jean look.
Lauren and FuBu
were a big hit with
Although they're just
shirts, the brand
name makes them
much more attractive.
Shannon wears a
comfy pair of overalls.
Only sometimes did
comfort come before
l Senior Sowande
Buckmire sports a
tight look with a hat
Sowande is also quite
original with his
dreds that attract all
an $100 outfit
bie, but here he
goes with regular
Tee. Jay also was
with his acces-
Carrying a handy
little bag, senior
Nellie Munnis was
one of the schools
knows she can
never go wrong
with a white shirt.
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Some of us will even
fight for the next new
thing from Gap.
Fashion is and will always be a big
deal at P.K It does matter what you
wear and howyou wear it. Fashion is a
very unique thing, and K. has a wide
range of those willing to show it off
Some people chose to have a relaxed
look while others like the dressed to
impress look. Some days the student
body is impressive with all the Tommy
and Abercrombie gear that's worn. But
on other days students look like they
just rolled out of bed and didn't even
change. Some students like Kristin John-
son prefer simple fashions, and when
asked Kristin stated, "T-shirts are good."
But still the fashions for the guys is
and will always be jeans or khakis with a
collared tee-shirt and an optional hat.
The ladies are also stuck with the same
fashions from 3 years ago, which include
semi-tight pants, brand name shirts and
a dress or skirt once or twice a week. And
although P.K Yonge students want to
impress their peers every day of the year,
an occasional scrub can be spotted
walking the halls.
"Why dress up for the same people
I've been going to school with since
kindergarten?" asks an anonymous stud-
ent. But that can be answered very
simply, vanity lives in everyone, and the
urge to be the first one wearing the new
Gap dress is just undeniable. Everyone
knows that special feeling which comes
from a new pair of tennis shoes. Why
not dress up? Everyone should spend
their money on all the latest fashions
and focus on what others think. It' the
millennium and we must have a good
outfit for the party.
junior Seth Dean
sits atop his bike
after school. Seth
and his mom,
Mrs. Dean, were
big fans of
C Grabbing some
Shannon digs in
her trunk where
f Some of the senior
guys, given a ride
by Patrick Ruegger,
are seen at Beer
World. This was
definitely a place to
grab a quick Coke
O Although many
students have names
for their car, not all
are printed on the
back like Danny
Flaming Eggplant. "
S Hey that's not your
car! Justin Newman
poses like he's about
to drive away in that
nice black Allero.
Students who didn't
drive sometimes got
Bryan Booth and
bum a ride from Kyle
was often seen
around PK. Y
Sean Whittaker rides
home from school on
his bike. This
transportation was a
great way to save
money on gas.
0 This car should never
have been allowed in
the PK parking lot!
Matt Graziano points
out the unwanted
FSU vanity plate.
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Ihe Big Deal With
Upperclassmen realize the importance of transportation.
In a school where busing is non-
existent (except for RTS), and half the
students live a half-hour drive away,
wheels are important. Whether roller-
blades or a worn down skateboard, a
shiny red bike or brand-new SUV, the
way we roll cannot be ignored.
Some call this socialstatus "material-
istic" (calmdown Richie), yet it is a fact of
teenage life that the most important day
of our existence comes when that pretty
piece ofplastic is pressed into our palm
shouting, "You can drive!" Suddenly, we
are asking our parents for the car instead
ofpleadingfor them to drive us to the
And that first day driving to school in
our OWN car, coasting past still pedes-
trian classmates, turning the bass up to
shudder-and-shake levels, and coming to
a stop under the watchful gaze of half the
parking lot, marks a triumphant turning
point for many students' lives. It marks
the entrance into the special group of
students: those who find they are sud-
denly faced with a $20 parking decal, a
10 mph speed limit and the ability to
coast their car into a gas station landfill up
afier the needle passes E.
Ahhh, the freedom!
SBrian Williams and
James Thomas find
humorous to laugh
at during lunch.
SKaitlyn Ebert, Starla
Lynch and Lori
Singerman gather at
dance. These girls
were always seen
chatting in the halls.
0 Full of PK spirits,
Leslie Ryals cheer
on the Blue Wave.
These three girls
loved to party.
Paine and Mike
Merritt relax on
the grassy lawn.
was a always a
time for chilling'
) Seniors LaTonya
show their non-
at a pep-rally.
SDuring the senior
Rice and Mandy
Irwin enjoy each
These two have
been friends for
Matt Fay share a seat
at one of the pep-
rallies. The senior
boys shared many
things during their
h Jared Comstock, Flin;
Wipke, David Wrigh:
and John Nilon sho,
off their goofy sid,
When friends like th.,
get together something
stupid is bound to
16 Student Life
friends for Life
Without the support and love of friends, how could we
make it through high school?
The first day of school for
many young children is hard.
Going to a strange place without
any familiar faces is definitely
scary. But the first day of school
for me wasn't so bad. The week
before school started I met my
best friend. We lived in the same
neighborhood, and since we were
5, we have been connected at the
hip, (oh yeah, there was that little
5th grade thing). Growing up
with this person has been the best
experience of my life. She knows
me better than I know myself and
has been my sister, support and
conscience for 13 years. When no
one else was there, we were there
for each other. When things went
bad it didn't matter as long as she
It's hard to describe what the
words "best friend" mean to me.
My best friend is the person who
cried with me when my heart was
broken, because she knew how it
felt. She is the one who is
thinking the exact same thing I
am when someone walks into the
room. She is my best friend
because we can just exchange one
glance and read each others'
mind. She is the person I depend
on daily. She is the one who
approves or disapproves of my
choice of crushes and who helps
me decide what to do on the
Without my best friend I
honestly would have had the
dullest childhood. It wouldn't
have been filled with the
funniest, scariest, craziest and best
memories of my life.
Although students have
been known to leave
campus, usually teach-
ers don't leave with
them. Here Johnny
Todd and Mark Griseck
get caught coming back
with Cokes from Beer
is pushing his
luck when chew-
ing gum in Mrs.
This rule was
easily broken by
e Although eating
in class is a big
ages to slide by
munching on his
SSeth Dean catches
some Z's after a
late night of
couch was often
used to get some
) Senior Alex Boswell-
Ebersole reads the
sports page in the
back of class.
Sometimes the news
paper was a great
getaway from the
t Here, Officer
with some stud-
ents on the gym
bench. OB forgot
that he was sup-
posed to make
students go to
SJames Lane does
his bLt to look
while listening to
his CD player.
had to confiscate
mocks the beha-
vior that he so
pises. Andy was
a big supporter of
the Smoke Free
Class of 2000.
18 Student Life
Students are willing to
go out of their way to
break the rules.
It has never been the intent of
students here to purposely rebel against
the rules, but it seems to happen a lot.
There is always someone to be found
skipping, sleeping, talking on their cell
or doing something to cause admini-
strators to shake their heads. Although
there are teachers who enforce the rules
listed in the Student Code of Conduct,
most just let them slide by. If the
Student Code of Conduct was actually
enforced, our campus would be calmer
than a monastery.
It's hard to sign the Student Code of
Conduct when most of us know that we
will probably break more than half of
the rules. Some examples: "Be honest
in your actions;" it's hard to be honest
while cheating on a physics quiz. "No
Vandalism to school or someone's
personal property will be tolerated;"
although this happens constantly,
perpetrators were rarely caught.
"Running and other horseplay in
classrooms and hallways is prohibited;"
this is a definite joke, it's impossible to
keep kids from being kids; horseplay is
just a part of growing up. "Revealing
clothing, short shorts or skirts, midriff
baring shirts, back-less shirts, or cutoff
tops will not be allowed;" this rule is also
laughable because there are more bra
straps and belly-buttons visible now
than ever before.
It's not common when major school
rules are broken, but the minor ones,
like arriving to class on time, are dismis-
sed by students like their curfew on the
weekends. Respecting the rights of
others and practicing social courtesies is
something that rarely occurs among
students walking these hallways.
Pushing the Limits 19
always had his
phone in hand
waiting for that
Students didn't .
want to miss *
Bush checks to
make sure he
over time, that
they can't live
* Bryan Williams goes
to his car inbetween
classes, checking to see
if his alarm system
was still armed.
Many students could
not live without
going to their car 3
or 4 times a day.
I Senior Chris
insisted he have a
often forgot his
lunch and need-
Mountain take a -w
two couldn't sur-
vive without each
P.K.Y. girls can
testify that R.B. is
a man who is
wanted by all.
His smile can
only be matched
by his charm.
Scan Whittaker moves
in for the kiss, hoping
that S rphanic Srinson
I _!' Scan couldn't
nlt haIId noIl problem
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he Bare Necessities
Every student has something they can't live without.
In the years that showed us how to
have fun and how to live, we will always
remember those certain things that we
had to have things that we couldn't live
without, from beepers to cell phones,
Hotmail, Yahoo, and AOL, and even the
SUV we drove to school and showed off
to everybody. There were the wants and
wish-list items for under the X-mas tree,
and then there were the necessities. The
This is the page for those of us who
could not live without the feel of a
vibrating beeper, for those who had cell
phones which rang to the tune of Ode to
Joy or ingle Bells. This is the page for
those who had to check their pagers every
five minutes to see if their mommies had
beckoned and for those who then played
it off like a mysterious admirer to their
nearby friends. This is the page for every-
one who has ever gotten their property
confiscated by Mr. Brown.
Nobody could forget the many
excuses used when going to the computer
with only one purpose in mind to check
their Hotmail. No longer was commun-
ication by talking in the hall the way to
pass gossip. Now the conversations went
by e-mail which we read five times a day
for updates even when our friend was in
the next classroom or three computers
away. Last but not least you can't forget
the people that you learned to love and
hold on to. People you wouldn't dream
of forgetting. We will always remember
Amber and Shelby in the hallways, OB
and the "senior bench," Nikki Thomas
"giving it up," Art Waters and his Elmer
Fudd hat, Graz and Kyle in their orange
hunting gear, and Mr. McCall and his
Peterisms. All these things locked us into
who we were and what we wanted to be.
They linked us into a group of students
which depended upon each other. These
were the things that made us kids and
helped us grow up. Our memories, our
accessories, our puzzling personalities are
what made us important and individual.
These were the things we couldn't live
-Jonathan Douglas & KJ
n Senior Ashlev
Poser cuts the
cheese at loe's
Deli on Lniver-
sitY Ave. Sand-
skills were a
m Senior Amber
Low Price' which
can be found at
Kash 'n Karry on
Checking out a
bourne joined the
staff of Kash 'n
Karr with Amber
Junior Ben Black
shows off his
just finished his
shift as Publix
bag boy. Like
wished it had
another zero on
Jackson fills the
ice machine at
Natures Table in
es in a lottery\
ticket at the
up for her lucky
touch in winning
the S60 million
O iPaper or Plastic?
some cookies at
Kash 'n Karry. one
ofa variery ofjobs
S"Ear more Chiken!"
uLlrges senior Krisci
Lovvorn and jun-
ior Luke Groce.
employees at the
Oaks Mall Chick
Fil A, as they pose
with their heiffer.
22 Student Life
forking for Peanuts
Needing money, P.K. students turn to the world of work for help
For many students, reaching high
school means reaching newfound free-
-doms. Freedoms which cost money.
.Suddenly faced with the reality of car
payments and insurance, the extra Har-
Adees sausage-bacon-biscuit in the morn-
ing, and weekly additions to the Gap and
*Abercrombie wardrobe, many students
isee their parents' grip around the wallet
"Money doesn't grow on trees!"
Added to that, extras such as dinner
dates and movie tickets, electronic pagers
and roaming charges push most parents
over the edge.
"Get a job!"
The additional income which results
'from following such a suggestion not only
provides pocket money for dedicated
students, but also provides for a learning
experience unlike any other. Job searchers
soon find that the only job that starts at
the top is digging a hole.
Acceptance into the world ofwork,
whether french-fry-dipper or cashier gives
students a feeling of accomplishment,
especially when cashing the first pay-
"It's good to have an environment I
can turn to outside ofschool," remarked
senior Tayah Young, who worked as a
hostess and trainer at Texas Roadhouse.
Even teachers could be found joining
students in the work force. The night
club scene in Downtown Gainesville was
home to "Hialeah Jorge" Navarro who
doubled as a singer a couple nights a
month. Middle school teacher Ms. Weller
surprised her students by appearing in the
Disney Store in the Oaks Mall a few days
a week. The additional income helped
teachers as much as students.
Other than the Kash 'n Karry crowd
and scattered Publix employees, students
could be found around town in a variety
of occupations. Senior Drum Major and
pianist Daniel Smith picked up extra cash
by performing at local parties and restau-
raunts with his musical skills while soph-
omore Danny Fay braved the world of
childcare at 02B Kids.
From fast food to the world of grocer-
ies and beyond, many students appeared
around the local workforce picking up
extra cash as well as getting a jump start
on the so-called "real world."
Senior Jeff Creveling
and his sister, Kate.
have gone to school
together for lever
years. Their mother
also taught Freshmar
t Logan Anglin
and younger sis-
ter Colby en-
like soccer and
O Jay Singerman
poses with his
Lori. He enjoyed
being taller than
someone at this
, B re n dan
and older bro
E b e r s o e
things like their
) Matt Fay takes his
Danny under his
wing. With the
protection of a big
brother like Matt,
Danny had little
to worry about.
* Stephanie Waters
hitches a ride
from her older
who could drive
(or carry) were
great for this
O J.J. Dilibero
count on his little
for a golfing
and younger sibs
Andrew were one
of the many
families at P.K. to
middle, and high
24 Student Life
Ashley Poser poses with her younger bro, Half-sisters Kristi Lovvorn and Amanda
Alex Po. He could always get a ride with Hayes had a relationship similar to those
his sister in the morning, of real sisters.
SRobyn Camil carries the responsibility of
having a little sister like Holly looking up
IlI in the Family
Think living with your siblings and parents
Try going to school with them as well...
P.K.Yonge has always been known as a
family school, whether the status is looked
upon as an advantage or disadvantage. A
walk down the hall reveals many brother-
sister pairs, and anyone who's ever been in
a class with two Crevelings at a time knows
the craziness which results.
Among students with siblings at
school, opinions varied as to the benefits
of having blood relatives nearby.
Senior Logan Anglin, whose little sister
Colby was in the eighth grade,
commented, "I never see my little sister so
it doesn't really matter if she's here or not.
The only part that I hate is when I have to
pick her up from soccer practice."
Jay Singerman, on the other hand, noted,
"I like the fact that I am able to see and talk
to Lori in the hallways, since I never get to
see her at home."
Robyn Camil's little sister, Holly, just came
to P.K.. When asked her opinion, Robyn
sarcastically admitted, "I love having Holly
here. She is my best friend in the whole
world. I especially love it when I have to
bring her food every day."
As anyone who has ever experienced the
joy of sibling rivalry knows, the relationship
itself is as mixed as the quotes above. Living
up or down to the reputation of older siblings
is a daily challenge in the P.K. community,
but it is the challenge which helps add a
little flavor to our daily life. It's about as
common as a teacher calling you by your
brother or sister's name the one who
graduated ten years ago.
Who knows? Maybe someday we will
look back upon these years and realize we
miss being able to be around those pestering
siblings. Maybe we'll miss being confused
with our twin or hearing a classmate
complain about a teacher-not realizing that
teacher's your mother. Either way, it must
be agreed, family is a bond nobody should
-Starla McKnight'and Kristin Johnson
O Senior Jared
his free time to
cut a gate lock in- -
hopes of a lake
Jared never saw
the "keep out
and Ashley De-
Pezia chill at a
lunch counter. It
was a weekend
benefit to avoid
OA group of the
junior boys hang
out at Busch -
group was a little
lonely, for none
of the junior girls
would join them. r
off her bags after
some very lucra-
) Freshman Megan
hanging out with
her friends at
The swings were
a lot of fun.
R Ashley Poser,
Irwin brought in
the new year
night life was
limited for stud-
ents and they
selves at the
football or bas-
SSeniors Robbie Crawford
and Chris Fisher are
caught at a sleepover.
These two boys loved
spending the weekend
26 Student Life
anywhere But School
Weekends brought relief and a breather from bothersome school.
Ask any.student walking the halls
what they're looking forward to and the
answer would most likely be: "The week-
end!" It would be a cold day with Lucifer
when someone looked forward to Mon-
day morning instead of Friday night. No
one in their right mind would rather
wake up early for school instead of
Our bodies needed a few extra hours
of sleep each weekend to recuperate, and
noon awakenings once or twice a week
served this purpose well. Who prefers
sitting in a dull-lit classroom over lying on
the beach under the warmth of the sun?
When choosing between stressing over
the rigor of back to back classes or chilling
at home with unlimited nap time, the
choice was obvious. Weekends and
holidays were what we looked forward to.
The foremost question asked every
Monday was, "What did you do this
weekend?" Sometimes weekends brought
trouble and mischief into our lives.
Detailed accounts of such arrests and late
night encounters were spread around the
school until everyone had heard by
Monday morning, third period. But
mostly the weekend brought a chance to
lie back and take time to forget about all
the tests and projects. Weekend time
brought personal enjoyment without
seven nagging teachers who loved to dole
out monotonous and boring assignments
all due at the same time.
Students loved to get away from the
hustle and bustle of school and retreat
into the night life of parties and unmen-
tionable activities. The thought ofspend-
ing time with anyone else besides those
we are with 1st through 7th periods was
unconscionably appealing. We loved to
leave behind the aggravation of busy
halls, bossy interns and last minute
homework just to spend time anywhere
shows one of her
Watch out, your
face might stay
Senior Art Waters
is known for
being a jokester.
Not only does he
have an Elmer
Fudd hat, but
also the face.
0 Senior Ash'lea
Moore is caught
in one of her
dazed and con-
She was one who
could get distrac-
0 No cavities here!
off her beautiful
smile, which was
seen often around
(3 Senior Mandy
Irwin shows off
her grill for the
willing to smile
for the camera, no
matter how funny
Zimmer gives his
T.J. was none too
happy with the
caught in the act.
wanted to leave
his mark in a very
tackles the hardest
part of 11th
grade: trying to
rub his belly
while patting his
28 Student Life
The pictures nobody wants put in the yearbook
As photo editor of the yearbook, I have
sorted through oodles and oodles of
pictures, and many times laughed and
laughed with fellow staffers over our
classmates caught in the middle of crazy
faces, bad hair days, and all-around
"interesting" circumstances. These are the
pictures nobody wants copied 500 times
onto the pages of their yearbook. Sorry,
We dedicate this page to everyone who
has ever complained a picture made them
look fat, to the people who give
photographers dirty glares, and those who
run screaming at the sight of a camera.
They say that twenty years from now
we'll be able to look back at these moments
and laugh. Yeah, right. Whether laughing,
crying, blushing or blaming, there will
always be one of these instances that helped
From falling down the stage steps in the
auditorium in front of my...I mean
their...entire acting class, to rolling
backwards into the car behind you while
learning to drive a stick shift up "The Hill,"
these special memories are never to be
forgotten. "I remember my first day at P.K.
when Mr. Steele caught me forging my
mom's signature," reminisces junior Davin
And we have all been in a classroom
somewhere, sometime, when the silence of
a teacher's lecture is suddenly broken by an
errant fart. Looking around to discover the
source of the flatulence, you suddenly
realize everybody's looking at you. While
embarrassing bodily functions are a dreaded
horror for most teenagers, some barely miss
a step after an especially loud burp
This page is the closest we can come to a
highlight reel of bloopers and outtakes,
though we could never have enough room
for all of the applicable pictures.
So now, a roast to all the forgettable
moments we will always remember.
Embarassing Moments 29
pretends to work
hard during her
class. A closer
look would show
ters were very
popular this year.
Bush helps out by
was well versed in
* Senior Jennifer
Nycz shows her
yearbook by her
hours of work on
is a no-nonsense
kind of gal.
Smith uses new
sets to commun-
icate with Mr.
Vance during the
half time show.
his AOL Instant
was a major no-
no, Bryan didn't
get in trouble.
, Senior Logan
Anglin uses the
pottery wheel to
make a bowl.
Logan was always
in favor of getting
S Senior Sean
tices his deer-
Sean was a whiz
when it came to
30 Student Life
In the 20th Century it's
necessary to be well
advanced with all the
Over the years, P.K. students have
always had the opportunities to have
and use new technology and better
equipment than other schools. This year
was no different-new cameras and
computers in classrooms led to a bright
year and new experiences for many. This
year students got the chance to watch
weekly shows done by our own TV
production class (every once in awhile).
For the first year students went out
every day and worked on their own
video projects. Even our High Tide was
saturated with video skits, which has
started a useful trend all thanks to P.K.
Another trend that started this year,
and was the highly used by teachers,
was the use of computers. Most teachers
assigned at least one computer project.
Many of those projects were done on
the beloved Power Point and were
mostly fun to do. Poster board was
traded in for 1.44 floppies that people
carried around with them, saving space
and time. The pen and paper was
replaced by a mouse pad and keyboard,
bringing PK into the new millennium.
Whether it's the pottery wheel or
electric pencil sharpener, PK. Yonge was
well-equipped with technology.
Computers are fought for during lunch,
while the video productions class is
always full. P.K. is full of the whiz kid
mentality that yearns to learn, learn,
Techno Kids 31
High school and middle school are very
puzzling times for many students.
Discovering who we are demands
self examination and decision making
every day. Everybody's
likes and dislikes are different as well as the
people they choose to be friends with
and their outward appearance. Where
would we be if everyone were
exactly alike? "There would be no one to
j ok e with or have fun with. We would even think the same things.
There would be no way to create your own style"
visualizes senior Ashley Poser. Diversity is
essential, and our school was full of it.
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It's Been A Long Road...
And We Finally Made It!!!
For a few seniors, it's impossible to remember life without
P.K. Yonge. I have been going to school here almost every
school day for 13 years! I have so many memories from my
days here, I can't even pick out the ones I want to include. I
remember meeting my best friend Stephanie in her little red
wagon after discovering she lived one street away from me. I
remember reading Chick-a-chicka Boom Boom in Mrs. Robert-
son's class and Jonathan being alergic to milk. And what about
Oriens "Little Problem" and "Suzanne the Kissv Girl?" No one
will ever forget how much better green eggs and ham were and
how hard Ms. Silk pulled ears. Ask any lifer where the hang out
was and all would reply, "At the football games." The answer
will always be the same. These are memories only a lifer would
have. I can't believe that soon I will be leaving these familiar
halls and classrooms for good. Sure I can come back and visit,
but it won't be the same. Pretty soon all I will have left of the
eternity I have been here are the friendships I will have gained
and the knowledge I take with me. The thirteen years that I
have spent with my fellow lifers will undoubtedly be some of
the best of my life.
I don't know where I would be if it weren't for P.K., but I
know my life wouldn't be the same. To all the lifers I grew up
with, goodbye and thank vou for all the memories.
Clockwise beginning with top left:
Mrs. Haves kindergarten class: (top
rov,) Jennie Doering, Stephanie Stn-
son. Jonathan Douglas, Jay Singerman,
Kristi Lovvorn, Marshall Brunson.
al vah Young, (bottom row) James
Ihonmas. Chris Loudermilk, Vachon
Brvant. Mrs. Densons second grade
music class. Can you find Scan
Plemons, lames Thomas. Matt Fay,
Jeremiah Jones. Jason Booth, letf
Creveling, Jennie Doering, Leah
Humphre.y Jayi Singerman. Ash'lea
Moore. Shelbv Mountain and Miranda
Lucas? Senior Lifers: Ash'lea Moore-
lef (Crcveling. cJnnie Doering.
Stephanie Sinson. Jay Sngerman.
lames Thomas. Sean Plemons, Shelby
Mountain. Jonathan Douglas. Patrick
Ruegger. Miranda Lucas, Vachon
Brvant. Matt Fax, lason Booth. Latonya
Banks. Kristi Lovvorn, [eremiah Jones
and Monique Vinson
1. Mr. Stccle's fourth
grade class goes wild at
one of the many parties
they had. Do you
2. Some fifth graders
gather during of one of
the long wans they had
to endure on the
\ashington trip. Who
picked our those harts
3. Ash'lea Moore was
one of Ihe students who
attended the 1991 Final
Four. She made sure
thai she showed ALL
4. Mr. Steele somehow
ot ithe wiole class
together for tor a picture.
It wasn't easy to do this
without promise a gooth
5. Jonathan Douglas
and Parrick Ruegger do
a little dance for the
camera. Weren't the\
sexs even then'
6. Jeff Creveling and
Jlay Singerman get
caught counting their
candy on Hallowteen. It
o\as a tradition for the
hoys to gather at the
Sunson's for a long
night of trick-or-
7. Matt Fay and Jason
Booth show their
fahigue after a long
afternoon of eating
L CAN YOU
Logan Anglin Latonya Banks
... Kyle Alford not wearing an Elmo shirt?... Logan Anglin ever
living down sophomore spring break?... Christian Babcock as bad as
he thinks he is?... Tavaris Baker not wearing his long johns? ...
Latonya Banks keeping quiet for 5 minutes? ... Jason Booth leaving
the younger girls alone? ... Alex Boswell-Ebersole with a girlfriend? ..
Amy Boyd at a party? ... Marshall Brunson in that leotard he wore
with Ash'lea Moore in kindergarten? ... Vachon Bryant wearing pants
like his dad? ... Sowande Buckmire without his dreads? ... Martin
Bush buff? ... Stephen Bush smooth with the ladies? ... Robyn
Camil an angel? ... Lacey Cantlin not worrying? Rodolfo Capoani
keeping his lips to himself? ... Perry Cockerham loud and obnoxious?
... Joe Cohen without the bowl cut? ... Adam Colby ever getting rid
of his Magic cards? ... Jared Comstock not arguing with
his teachers? ... Victoria Corr without bleach blond hair?
... Patience Covell going to fat camp? .. .Robby Crawford
S a parents' dream? ... JeffCreveling admitting he's wrong
Vachon Bryant when discussing sports? ... Andy Culpepper ever forget-
ting that weekend at Ginnie Springs? ... Erin
Curry illiterate? ... Rebecca Damien a cheer-
leader? ... J.J. Dilibero the next Tiger Woods?
... Jennie Doering nonconfrontational? ...
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Patience Covell Robby Crawford
Blake Dougherty not being blessed with the Dougherty genes? ...
Jonathan Douglas not a Backstreet Boy? ... Elizabeth Drake not
secretly desiring her very own cowboy? ... Rachael Dupre paying
attention? ... Stephen Dyson anywhere but Park Place? ... Julie
Eberhard not "head of the class?" ... Matt Fay 300 lbs.? ... Chris
Fisher admitting he's wrong? ... Shannon Fraser not apologizing? ...
Richie Fredrick conforming to society? .. Mike Funahashi realizing
what he's saying? ... Matt Graziano without a smart comment? ...
Brandon Green not talking about becoming a ranger? ... Jenny Grill
4'11"? ... Justin Hancock looking like the unabomber? ... Brandon
Hare here? ... Amber House shy of PDA? ... Danny Hughes a
marriage counselor? ... Leah Humphrey with a boyfriend her age? ...
Faisal Huuda nice to his classmates? ... Mandy Irwin
dating someone at P.K.? ... Tracy Jackson a police officer?
.. Charles Jerkins a cowboy? ... Kristin Johnson not
studying all weekend? ... Jeremiah Jones not the center of
attention? ... Melissa Labrusca going to FSU? Jennie Doering
... Tristan Lasley a linebacker? ... Jenny Leed
without a boyfriend?... Sabrie Lightbourn
really wearing that outfit to bed? ... Justin
Lindsey without his belt buckle? ... El
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Brandon Hare Amber House Danny Hughes Faisal Huuda Mandy Irwin Kristin Johnson
Kristi Lovvorn the saint that people think she
S is? . Crystal Lowe winning the perfect
attendance award? ... Miranda Lucas cutting
Melissa Labrusca her hair? ... Jamea McTaw not goofy? ...
Roberto Medal with his tongue pierced? ... Dave
Mendez not getting best eyes? ... Jessica Meritt in clothes
from GAP? ... Marie Mollison in a fight? ... Kyle
Sabrie Lighbourn Monroe not a favorite with the freshmen (BTG)? ...
Ash'lea Moore leaving the Gator football players alone? ... Alex
Moskovin without Art? ... Shelby Mountain disobeying Amber? ...
Nellie Munnis with a high school boyfriend? ... Nino Naemandize
without her art supplies? ... Andy Nichols in the band? ... John
Nilon awake for an entire class of yearbook? ... Jennifer Nycz an
alcoholic? ... Sean Plemons as loud as Vachon? ... Ashley Poser
with a Pinto? ... Melissa Rice still having a crush on J.R.? ... Matt
Riley breaking the law? ... Lonnie Ross without a smile on his face?
... Sonja Roth not outgoing? ... Grecia Royce not complaining
about America? ... Patrick Ruegger at school on Friday? ... Latoya
Rutledge not gullible? ... Lisa Schlitzkus driving safely? ... Margie
Sedlacek flunking Spanish? ... Courtney Shannon class sinner?...
Jamea McTaw Marie Mollison Shelby Mountain Nellie Munnis Jennifer Nycz Ashley Poser
50 Baby Pictures
SSonja Roth Latoya Rut edge Lisa Schlitzkus Margie Sedlacek Courtey Shannon:
Miriam Shapiro still with Johnny Todd? ... j
Kim Sharpe finally dating Sowande? ...
Shameka Showers afraid of needles? ... Jay
Singerman wearing an outfit from K-mart? .. "'"' '"r
. Daniel Smith without his shades? ...
Stephanie Stinson without the fever (with the exception of
Jared)? ... Kyle Straughn still living with his parents? ...
Ivy Strawder without an opinion? ... James Thomas as : rm
uncontrolled at the wheel as his sister? ... Nikki Thomas shy? ...
Johnny Todd without his purple and green shorts? ... Jenna Turner
with the same car for longer than a few months? ... Monique Vinson
dating Chicken Wang? ... Art Waters not the heartthrob of the
underclassmen girls? ... Sean Whittaker getting a date with
Stephanie? ... Bryan Williams cool enough to hang out with P.K.
people? ... Joe B. Williams wearing dull colors? ... Marlon
Williams without cornrows? .. .Tatyana Yarmola not hounded about
the Russian Language by Ms. Dean? ... Natasha Yenatska without
her tuba (or whatever that thing is)? ... Talyah Young best friends
with Brittany Beckwith?
Jenna Turner Monique Vinson
Baby Pictures 51
Peter Andrade Meghan Baptiste
The junior class officers:
Bottom row; She'reka
Williams, Maria Perez,
Marvin McTaw, Wanranisha
Dawson, and Mike
Mercadanre. Top Row, left to
right, Rachel Hutson, Jeremy
Parker, and David Wright.
Not pictured: Rina Bradley.
Robin Bryant Nichole Burleson
Aaron Canner Santos Collado
SRunninq opr Office--
S: Junior Officers: Get Things Done
SThe junior class officers were extremely motivated and hardworking.
B -- They consisted of President Marvin McTaw, Vice-president Maria Perez,
|S Treasurer Mike Mercadante, Historian She'reka Williams, and Secretary
Seth Dean Ross Devlin Wantanisha Dawson. The junior class representatives included Graham Ervin,
Rachel Hutson, Kaitlyn Ebert, Rina Bradley, David Wright and Jeremy
Representative Graham Ervin stated, "The junior class kicks butt!" The
junior class officers were all willing to help their fellow classmates in getting
field trips arranged as well as many other things such as organizing High
Tide. Every week on Tuesday, these hardworking students met at lunch to
discuss and organize fund-raisers, most often with pizza sales. Ms. Reynolds
claimed, "I enjoyed being a devoted sponsor!" They also organized the junior-
SPresident Marvin McTaw explained, "The junior class is:full of a great
Shawnna Dolder Andrew Dupree
bunch of people. When we pull together and work hard we can accomplish
any t ing." ReprL ,1e ti R1[ cl, C Hur,.,n hI .LJ 1-i .-'.rimcli r i. ih.T1c
junior cl.as. ,fcer. ,rnd repre
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Kaitlyn Ebert John Egberts
Graham Ervin Kristin Floyd
Linda Handal Nicole Happ Evan Hegarty
Ready for college? Hope so.
College: filled with learning, fun, and people's future. But first, college had
to be reached. Many people wanted to get into college, and that required
Juniors took the PSAT in preparation for the SAT, the main test people
were required to take before entry to college. The PSAT had questions similar
to those of the SAT and could be taken numerous times for good preparation
for the SAT. The test included sections on both English and math skills.
Before it got even near time for college, it was key for students to make good
grades. With the standards for acceptance to the University of Florida hitting
heights of a 3.5, many students found every grade counted. Two or more years
of a foreign language also helped a student get into college.
In their junior year, students began to research colleges they wanted to
apply to and attend. October 12, 1999 was College Night at Santa Fe
Community College. These gatherings of colleges were useful, because they
gave out information that could possibly help you choose the college you
wanted to attend. But even if these college nights were missed, colleges were
happy to mail the information.
As juniors, students also found dual enrollment at Santa Fe a great way to
get the college experience. It enabled students to take college classes while still
in high school.
Preparation was important to do well in college; those who began early
knew they would do better in the long run.
James Lane Blake Lapinsky
Emily Leavy Ryan Major
Tim Hutchens, Ryan Stokes,
and Ross Devlin have fun
learning in their science class.
Future scientists of America?
Ledrnc U Neal
Cody Rapczak Joshua Roberts
Naraliee Savarono Nicole Schaub David Schnehage Elliott Skye Laconya Small
Jennifer Thompson andr S
Nikki Burleson take a '"" ,-,
break next to their lockers.
Juniors helped to cheer
up the campus with their
Zachery Smith Samantha Sprague Amber St. Onge Denny Staples
Shereka Williams Terry Williams
She'reka Williams Terry Williams
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A Special Class
Looking back on the first class of the
When I walked into my freshman English class with Ms. Creveling, I looked
over at the bulletin board; it said "2001 A Space Odyssey." I thought that it
was strange to see the numbers "2001." The year 2000 seemed so far away, let
alone the year 2001. Now that I'm ending my junior year, I can not believe
that I only have 1 more year... 36 more weeks, 180 more days, 1260 more class
periods ... it's almost over. When I was asked to write the copy on "What makes
the Junior Class Special?" I couldn't think of a single thing. I thought of us as
a normal class that will just pass through their four years and then never speak
to each other again. However, when I spoke to my fellow classmates they made
me realize that we were close and special.
Not only was the junior class the first class to graduate in the 21" century,
but it was one of the most special and unique that ever walked the campus.
Beginning with the freshman year seminar, our class was destined for success.
The junior class was bound together through tragedies, hard classes (such as
Ms. Weber's Geometry class, and Mr. Anderson's American History class), and
moments of pure fun (such as Ms. Stanfill's sophomore English class, and
when the second bus didn't show up for the Sophomore Seminar day and
everyone had to pile in on one bus). Organizing prom and finding out just a
couple weeks before High Tide that juniors were responsible for, made the
juniors quickly get into the swing of things at the beginning of the year.
Overall, I feel that my our class is very special and holds wonderful memories of
fun and hard work.
Mai Tsujimoto Michael Vonlehe
Travis Babcock Jacob Belgrade
Michelle Bermudez Brian Blackmore Andrew Bliss
Jonathan Bongiovanni Heather Brown
The sophomore officers consisted of Kate Creveling as president, Ralph Jackson
as vice-president, Heather Brown as historian, Danny Fay as treasurer, and Jake
Goolsby as secretary. These members of student council met regularly every other
Tuesday. Many of these officers were also last year's freshmen class officers. Because
of their past experience, the sophomore class hoped to have a good year.
This group came up with many fundraising ideas hoping to raise money to
assist them in field trips and for the 2001 prom. As was always the case with good
fundraisers, however, some of the ideas were taken by other groups. They did
manage to hold a car wash that was very successful. Erin Browning-Payne Grady Carthon
The sophomores hoped to make their trip to the Reitz Union seminar day for
the second year in a row. Everyone seemed to enjoy the trip so they could bond
with their classmates as well as have fun hanging out in a non-school environment.
The officers are already looking forward to next year when they will be juniors and
will be able to hold more responsibility, including the much awaited prom.
Kaitlin Ciotti T.L. Clinefelter
Brendan EberslBowe Mela Edwards Elizabeth Farmer Jacob Farmer
Brendan Ebersole-Boswell Melissa Edwards Elizabeth Farmer Jacob Farmer
Lassandra Fort r5etan Uainey Lhris lllbiert
Evan Hegarry Kasey Heron Joshua Holbroc
Ralph Jackson Adyron James Jeffery Jewett
Ralph Jackson Adyron James Jeffery Jewett
Matt Kunkle Christopher Lane
Life as a 10th grader (aka Sophomore) was much different from life as a 9th
grader. Many of us didn't know each other and felt unfamiliar with the people in
our grade. We were scared of the sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Everyone
desperately wanted to feel accepted especially by the upperclassmen. As freshmen
we started to worry about our grades. We knew that if we didn't succeed in high
school it would greatly affect our lives even beyond college.
Our sophomore year we were all a little more relaxed. We found our circle of
friends and we knew all our peers. We weren't as intimated by upperclassmen and
made friends with many of them. We settled into our study habits and began
preparing for college.
Many of the sophomores were surprised by the difficulty of their classes. Mr.
Doppen's World History class and Mrs. Weber's Geometry class proved to be two
of the toughest. However, we knew they were just preparing us for next year and
Another plus to being a sophomore was finally having the opportunity to
drive. We no longer had to depend on our parents' schedule to arrange ours. We
finally had the freedom to stop at Hardee's any morning we felt the craving for a
Overall, 10th grade was a big step up from 9th grade. More freedom, more
friends and more responsibility were all included in the sophomore package.
Buddy Mathis Rebecca McConaghy
There's no doubt turning 16 is one of the most anticipated events in a teenager's Travis Mydock Justin Nash
life. A license and use of a car means freedom to most kids. However, turning 16
doesn't mean you're free to come and go as you please! Parents are still responsible
for helping their 16 year olds make decisions! We still need to know where you are
and what you're doing.
Not to mention the dangers that other drivers pose to our kids. There are a
number of drunk drivers on the road on any given night and people who just are
plain unsafe. What happens at 11:30 at night if a child's car breaks down in the
wrong part of town? Many kids aren't prepared for the trouble that cars can cause.
Parents, however, do look forward to their kids being able to drive themselves to Grant Nosko Jimmie O'Neal
practices and other after school activities. Though I don't miss the late night pick
ups, I do miss the chance to talk with my kids in the car and the nice sunsets seen
from in front of the gym waiting for practice to end.
We have teenage drivers who each have a car from the 1980's! Despite the car l
insurance and repair bills, the emotional expense is far greater than the financial. '
Even when you trust and have confidence in you child's driving abilities, there's a
lot to worry about when your kids are on the road.
-An Anonymous Parent ty is^ard
Paul Orfield Katie Osgard
Brenda Pagliuca Melisa Perez Adam Poppell
Carey Richards Travis Riley Adam Rouse Anelkis Royce Stefhnie Sargent
Freshmen Stacy Dyson and Justin Chance represented
the freshman class at both High Tide and the
Homecoming football game. They were excited to have
been chosen by their classmates.
President Megan Callahan, Vice-President Jeremy Martin, Treasurer Jakiesha
Robinson, Secretary Cara Hinson, and Historian Andrea Estrada-Martinez all tried
their best to make the freshman year great. The officers attempted planning many
trips but had difficulties. They did, however, arrange a trip to a seminar in March.
They tried to plan a freshman class trip to the Reitz Union. Also, there were hopes
for a Saturday trip to Islands ofAdventure in Orlando.
The officers had a few obstacles standing in their way of these trips. Many
freshman students participated in the Elementary Fall Carnival. They painted faces,
ran games for the kids, and helped with the raffle. Freshmen teachers Mr. Marchman
and Ms. Heck got in the dunking tank and allowed their
'. students to take revenge at the carnival. If someone didn't
likeie a teacher, it was a great way to get them back by
making them fall into a cool tank of water. The officers
: were looking forward to future years where they would
S_ have more help in planning trips.
The Freshmen Class Officers
The C/O 2003
Dealing with Change
The freshmen class dealt with many new experiences and changes. Although '
they missed out on the middle school block scheduling, they had to go through
the whole 9th gade "test." Ninth grade was just the first of many challenges to
prepare for the rest of high school. There were stricter teachers, harder classes, and, "
compared to middle school, a much heavier homework load. -
No longer did the freshmen get out of class two minutes early, like in middle
school, and they had to wait a whole extra period before getting to eat lunch. It was
a tough transition to make.
The worst change that came with becoming a freshmen was going from the top Rafael Garcia
to the bottom. No longer were they the "top dogs," but
instead they were at the bottom of the totem pole.
Instead of bossing everyone else around, they were bossed
around themselves by their elders.
The freshmen class president, Megan Callahan, said '
the biggest difference was all the new kids at the school. l
Megan said, "I'm really glad I got to be with all of my i
old friends, but it was great to have the opportunity to
make new friends and form new relationships."
Kayla Israel- nick M Jesse
Kayla Israel-Ogulnick Marc Jesse
Jared Lucas Matthew Major
Heeyyyyyy Albert! Al the
Alligator was a favorite
among the freshmen girls.
They loved it when he
visited for the P.K.
,nal L arson
Edwin U Neal
Sofia Binello and Laura Lehman work together on a homework
assignment. Group projects were assigned often; however it was
doubtful this was supposed to be a "group activity." Right girls?
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Charlotte Phillips Nicole Piper
Austin St. Onge
The Freshman Year
A Pivotal Experience
Teaching freshmen is both a rewarding and challenging experience. Unlike
their high school counterparts, freshmen are generally more eager to learn new
things, willing to ask questions, and explore different ideas. The boredom and
jadedness associated with other high school grades is rarely present in the ninth
I grade. Although I've taught in every high school grade level, I most enjoy working
S with ninth graders. Ninth graders generally still maintain a child-like spirit and
energy level but are developing into mature adults. In my civics class, for example,
students often get very excited about a new and interesting topic but have the
maturity to approach learning in a sophisticated manner.
SfAP One of the most challenging aspects of teaching 9th grade is having to convince
Doug Strickland Ashley Szymanski rourteen year olds their academic record has important and lasting implications for
their futures. Ti'r I. I, and experiences recently gained in middle school may have
served to set an important academic foundation for future
*3 "' learning, but college or career opportunities hinge on
7r success beginning in the 9th grade, a critical year for most
students. This pivotal experience means the opening of
lL N' 1 'Idoors for some, and unfortunately the closing of doors for
^ others, depending on a student's desire to achieve. As a
.-" K9th grade teacher, I like to think I'm holding a few of the
keys to the future of our freshmen at 1PK. Yonge.
-Brian K. Marchman
Alicia Vonlehe Kevin Weiss April White
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8th Graders take the good with the bad
Eighth grade. There's a lot to be said about 8th grade. We take the good
with the bad and the fun with the work. For those of us who have been at the
school for nine years and are leaving for high school, eighth grade resembles
the senior year. Though excited to be leaving, many were sad to go.
The good things about being an eighth grader are: We are a year closer to
graduating. Finally, we are the "top dogs." The teachers don't treat us like we
are in kindergarten. The younger students treat us with respect (yeah right).
We get to go to the 8th grade social and even have graduation. Eighth grade
was also a great chance to get closer to our friends and make those life-long
buddies as we prepared to enter high school.
But we also take the bad things like the FCAT and the Florida Writes test.
We get bigger challenges, and we finally come to terms with the fact that some
people are leaving at the end of the year. Eighth grade is also a time when we
realize how annoying we were in 6th grade.
But as you can see, the good outnumbers the bad. So, 6th and 7th
graders, hold on, you'll be here in a year or two.
Kristen Grant Umar Gulistan
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Jonathan Heard Kyle Helms Ronald Hinson
Things You Should Do In High School:
#10. Fill up your electives with P. E. classes.
# 9. Take yearbook.
# 8. Join S.A.D.D. for the pizza parties.
#7. Become best friends with OB and Dean Delucas.
# 6. Stretch out those bathroom breaks.
#5. Sneak into the teacher's lounge whenever you need
something to drink or snack on.
#4. Be an aide for either Ms. Barnes or Mrs. Robinson.
#3. Sneak off campus for "Senior Lunch" before you
become a senior.
#2. Take as many math classes you can with Mr.
#1. Sit on "The Bench" at least two periods a day.
James Hunt Sherrita Johnson
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Krystle Lawrence Steven Long
Lindsey Dalbec is caught
concentrating hard on her
teacher's teachings. Her
excitement was common
throughout the eighth
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grade classroom reveals who
works and who doesn't. T'he
stresses of middle school
I caused many to need such
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Courtney Moniz Robin Myers Martin Noguera
Lauren Paulter completes
her assignment in the
technology lab. Middle
schoolers got a feel of what
it's like to be in high school
by taking classes in the tech
Eighth grader Kerri Masters
liked Old Navy as opposed to
Tommy. Middle schoolers
were also great at accessorizing
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Victor Rosa Eric Rutledge Sherine Scott Gentry Sewell Jessica Sharpe
Fears Of Next Year
10. Being the youngest in high school.
Ebony Smallwood Hannah Smith 9. Grades actually counting.
8. Fitting in with the older crowd.
7. Eating with the older students.
6. Getting dropped off in front of the gym instead of
the top circle.
5. Civics with Mr. Marchman.
4. Trying to figure what to wear to your first high
Elizabeth Stimmler Rachel Vacik
3. Embarrassing yourself in front of the hot senior boys
S 2. The thought of getting on the bad side of the seniors.
'. '. 1. Not being able to spend your first high school year
Switch the class of 2000!
Kendra Walker William Walker
Natasha Webb Patrick Whelpton Kerron Williams Michelle Williams James Zeile
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Energy. Curiosty. Melodrama. .\ll were apparent in the seventh grade class.
Despite all of the new changes instituted in the middle school this year the seventh
graders still managed to be just that seventh graders! Scheduling changes brought in
such novelties as five periods instead of seven. Many students were disappointed by
the shrinking of the lunch period with this schedule, but they learned to cope.
Additions to the teaching staff gave seventh graders many new faces to acclimate '
themselves to. Once a month club days gave seventh graders a chance to expand
their horizons past normal studies. Even the addition of 30 new students to the beka Dclkcr Da\id ilibCL)
Rebekah Delker David Dilibero
P.K. family at the seventh grade level didn't change the dynamics of this group.
.s the tweeners readied for their last year in middle school many ached to fill the
shoes of the older eighth grade students. With harder and more challenging classes,
a heavier workload, and less lenient teachers than the year of sixth grade adaptation,
the seventh graders faced the challenge and succeeded.
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Corey Osgood Danielle Popp
Trey Rapczak Jessica Reddish
Eric Stenberg Joel Stokes
"Why?" "Do we have to?" "Is this gonna be on the
test?" Seventh graders commonly asked all of these
questions. But despite how they often sounded, the
seventh graders involved themselves in many exciting
activities. Besides creating murals and planning and
mapping out a bike tour across the state, they also explored
Gainesville via oral history studies. Students studied
contaminants in Tumblin Creek in attempt to begin
planning clean-up strategies as well as many other projects
in which students found themselves very engaged.
Through these academic studies and the myriad of social
activities in which they were involved, the seventh graders
matured and began to develop the skills that will help
them reign as "' bout it, bout" eighth graders.
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Blair Diaz Alexandra Dillard
Laura Croley Rebecca Cumbaa
Danielle Dixon Brown
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A day in the Life
Voices from the Sixth grade speak up
Sixth grade is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Finally we are out of
elementary school, meaning new people and more friends.
In the sixth grade all people talk about is boyfriends and girlfriends. If someone
breaks up with someone else, soon the whole middle school knows about it. Speaking
of boyfriends and girlfriends, you get to meet other people and get to know them better.
When you get to this grade, the boys or girls don't have cooties anymore. You get mature
enough to act like a man/ woman.
Sixth grade is really fun, and I wish I could come back next year, but you have to
move on with your life. -Jose Rosa
At first I was scared because I was new. I thought I would get lost, but I was wrong.
I also didn't know what to expect from my teachers. Once I got to know them, I knew
I was in for a terrific year.
Mr. Steele is my Social Studies teacher. He always does something to make you laugh
and start the day off. Ms. Knowles is my Language Arts teacher. She's great because
she's willing to take you aside and help you out. Mr. Vance, the band teacher, well, he
ROCKS! Mrs. King is really great and loves to have a good time. And you can't forget
Ms. Litt. She's really creative; we always do cool experiments like when we made ice
cream. All in all every 6th grade teacher is cool.
When you start a new class each day...you feel a surge of excitement because you
can't wait to find out what you're doing next in class. Stephanie Lloyd
The New Frontier
W hat it's like to be the new kid on the block Meghan Langlois
4th grade, 5th grade, and now 6th grade. Man, aren't we growing up fast? Being
a 6th grader is real cool and also fun! On the first day of school we were excited to see
new and old faces. Finding out that we have five cool teachers and easy subjects makes
6th grade look simple. One of our teachers is Mr. Steele. He likes to joke about Social
Studies and big kids like us. Ms. Litt, our science teacher, likes to do cool and fun lab
experiments that make us understand more.
Our Language Arts teacher, Ms. Knowles, wants us to know everything
about Language Arts. She likes to joke and have a fun time. Of course there is Mrs. King
our math teacher. She is the kind of teacher that makes math more fun and easier than
regular math classes. Benjamin Lansford Alex Latour
regular math classes.
Now there is third period, which is a class that
you get to pick. Some kids go to either band, P. E., or art.
our most favorite time of the day: Lunch time! Lunch is a
time where you can gossip with friends that you normally
don't see in the day. This is time of the day where news
flies quickly. This new thing called middle school is really
cool and fun. NellLon1Lrs L a
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Stephanie Lloyd Juius Long Lisa Lucas
James Pagliuca Ana Perez
Raquel Petree Ryan Primous
Dennis Starling Joseph Strobles
Loreley Vander Laan
Nina Waters Stephanie Waters
ins Marissa Whitter Janine Williams
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Nancy Dean Kelly Dolan Margie Donnelly
Griff Jones DeNelle Knowles
Ava Platt Kathy Robertson Debbie Savage Peggy Sedlacek Chris Sessums
- The Intimidation Factor-
Teachers have to worry
One week before the school year began, I walked into the
Holiday Inn West's banquet room several minutes late for the
faculty retreat. I nervously made myway toward a table. Meeting
one's colleagues for the first time can be daunting. "Picture
them naked," I thought to myself. As soon as
Mr. Steele, a middle school teacher, shook my
hand, however, I quickly modified my anxiety
reducing technique. A roomful ofnaked teachers
and administrators no longer seemed an
appropriate thought. As other faculty members
began welcoming me, I breathed a sigh of relief
as each of my estimable colleagues suddenly wore
Tele-Tubby pajamas. Uh oh.
Several days before I interviewed for my
current teaching position, I scanned P.K.'s
website for information about the faculty. A full
10% of our faculty hold Doctorate degrees. By
comparison, less than 2% of teachers throughout the state of
Florida hold Doctorates. Over 66% of my colleagues hold
Masters' degrees; nearly twice the state's average. Reading
through the teachers' homepages I learned that P.K. teachers
about being accepted too
and administrators conduct research, publish articles in
professional journals, coordinate and design workshops
throughout the nation and state while never losing sight of
their ultimate purpose: reaching and preparing students.
Knowing that I was now among some of the most
qualified teaching professionals working at one
school site made me all the more nervous. The fact
- that most of them also managed to look good in
I Tele-Tubby pajamas did little to quell my anxiety
on that day back in August. Uh oh.
^^Educational attainment and professional
qualifications aside, I found the faculty's strong
S- sense of community to be their most endearing
and enduring trait. As the school year winds down,
this continues to be the case. The business of
education rarely affords the people most responsible
for its successes--classroom teachers--the latitude
and autonomy to make necessary changes on behalf of their
students' needs. Fortunately, PK. Yonge's faculty is an exception
to that and most rules. I am honored to have worked with them
this year; Tele-Tubby pajamas not withstanding.
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photographer gets a glare
from this young rocker, said
by some to be Mr. Navarro.
Contrary to many students
beliefs, teachers DID have
lives before P.K. Yonge!!!
Below: Mr. Jones helps out
junior Jordan Davis, one of
his Physics students. He was
known for coming up with
original and fun projects to get
students involved and excited
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Sports are a big piece of the
high school experience. From being the
loudest fan to the stand out athlete,
athletics play an important role in the
lives of students.
Participating in athletics helps
release energy, build friendships and most
S importantly, it allows us to have fun. In
Sthe P.K. community almost everyone
participates in sports in order to practice
team work and be competitive Athletics
are a great way to do all these things and much more, which is why it's a
big piece of P.K. Yonge. Years from now, we will search
for ourselves in the back row of a team
picture, remembering a play, a day, or that
shiny trophy we won.
-Jeff Creveling .
Division Page 91
Left: Senior wideout Bryan Williams lines up before the play. Bryan was a
key player to the Blue Wave's success.
Below: ( from left to right) Front Row: Shelby Monahan, Stephen Long,
Jeremy Parker, David Wright, Micheal Booth, Justin Newman, Calvin
Thomas, Luke Gross, Bryan Williams, Timmy Youngblood, Flint
Wipke. Middle Row: Blake Dougherty, Alex Boswell, Eric Rutledge,
Adam Poppel, Perry Cockerham, Luis Kalivoda, Marvin McTaw, Shawn
Plemons, Elliot Skye, Jimmy O'Neal, Stephan Gainey, Mike Hellfinger,
Stephen Bush, Pat Ruegger. Back Row: Maurice Monroe, T.L. Clinefelter,
Mike Ruegger, John Nilon, Ben Black, Jake Goolsby, Jared Comstock, Joe
B. Williams, Bryan Williams, Jeff Creveling, Jason Booth, Alex
Moskvine, Johnny Todd, Art Waters
Above: Senior Joe B. Williams ( no
relation to Bryan) shows his heart and
determination by dragging an opposing
tackler. Joe was the emotional leader of the
Above: Senior Johnny Todd runs
through a would be tackler. Johnny
was known for his tough and
effective running style.
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High Hopes for '99
The Blue Wave football team had high expectations coming
offa disappointing '98 season. Loaded with senior talent, the Blue
Wave were thinking about a district championship and even
beyond. A veteran offensive line and good skill play would be the
keys to the year's success. Seniors JohnnyTodd and Jeff Creveling
received local praise before the season started and gave credibility
to the team's predictions. Other senior leaders kept the team's hopes
high and challenged teammates to reach their goal of a state title.
With tough losses midway through, the Blue Wave's mentality
was tested, but the team never got down. Once again senior
leadership came into play. Players never let each other get down.
They picked each other up at tough moments, making them not
only talented but a great team. With a tough road ahead, the team
looked forward to the challenge. In the words of senior leader Jason
Booth, "It will be a tough test, but I believe we will come out on
Varsity Football 93
Right: Eighth grader Stephen Long runs through the hole. Stephen was
a speedy back who did it all for the Blue Wave.
Below: Sitting, Julius Long. Kneeling, Marcus Williams, Jeremy Martin,
Doc Burnett, Bryan Tyson, Chris Mudra, Alex Poser, Steve Long, Ryan
last name, Trey Rapczak, Greg Anderson, Mike Booth, Ed O'Neal.
Standing, Coach Long, Eric Jewell, Ray Griffin, Paul Gruenwald, Adam
Poppell, Eric Rutledge, Jake Goolsby, Lance Lawson, Coach Byars, Rob
Egberts, James Silvers, Corey Mitchell, Elliot Martin, Ralph Jackson,
Chauncy Lampkin, Coach Chicola.
Playing with style
TheJ.V. football team carried on a recently established tradition.
Coach Micah Byars, in his fourth year, was building a program. In
his first year Coach Byars couldn't pull off a win, but this season it
was hard for him and his team to lose. After that first year the J.V.
posted a record of 5-2, then last year they earned a record of 3-3,
and this year they improved to a record of 6-1. With a mixture of
players from 7th to 10'" grade, the team was quite diverse. Though
the team was small in both people and size, they had other ways to
The team beat foes like Williston and Hawthorne and lost their
only game to power house Union County. Leading players were
sophomores Corey Mitchell, Jake Goolsby, and Lance Lawson;
they provided leadership for a young team. Furthermore, eighth
graders like Eric Rutledge and Steven Long played big parts in the
Assisting Coach Byars was Ivan Chicola, who worked with the
line, and Rodney Long, a long time coach in the city who helped
run the defense. This coaching staffwas key to the Wave's success
because they brought a fun attitude to the field and mixed it with
Other key players were Eric Jewell, the Martin Twins, and
Michael Booth, all freshmen playing for P.K. for the first time. Key
defensive players included Ray Griffin and Edwin O'Neal who
both played last year and brought experience to a tough defense.
The team had a great year and everyone hoped they could continue
to grow and become a dominant varsity team.
Sophomore Corey Mitchell follows
through on his throw. Corey was a solid
quarterback for the Wave.
The wave defense gets ready to attack. The
defense scored numerous touchdowns this
J.V. Football 95
[.ell: Senior Co-caiptain .ind settlcr Icnnic Iocring displays hler scouting
abilities. lCnnic's job was to make sure thai th e ball was perlecly on lthe
net Ior the spikers to make tllc kill.
Pictured Irom lefi to right: Saman.ihai SIpraguie. Kate Creveling, Jcnniler
Nycz, Marcic H.ampton, Stcphanic Stinson,n tlyali Young, Slhc'rck.
Williams, Lcah tiumprey, Jcnic lDocring, and Nirclle Hampton. Not
pictured (Coach Hampton.
Senior starter Jennifer "Go-Go Gadget"
Nycz joined Marcie Hampton on the All-
State team. She was recognized for her
powerful outside hitting skills.
Day in Day out
Although the season started our rough, the Blue Wave
varsity volleyball team quickly came together. With an experienced
and well-rouded team, the Blue Wave had high hopes for a run at
the state title. The Lady Wave ended their season with a 21 game
winning streak, giving them a boost of confidence going into the
post season. The team was led by co-captin Stephanie (Big Red)
Stinson, Jennie (We have to be there at what time!?!) Doering and
Jennifer(Sticks,Nyczscky, Go-Go) Nycz. The team was jointed by
Talyah (TYADD) Young, Nirelle (Rellish) Hampton, leah
Humphrey, Samantha (Sam) Spraque, She'reka (I've 600
nicknames) '. i11ll i n and Kate (1 need advice from the seniors)
Creveling. And of course the returning 8th grader Marcic(M-
dog) Hampton. On and off the court the team was an all-around
wonderful group of girls. Senior ThlyahYoung boasted, "This
really has been the best year. I couldn't have asked for anything
The team was also joined by the new Head Coach linda
(Momma Pig) Hampton, who was a well experienced in the game
ofvolleyball. "I love each and every one ofthese girls, although
sometimes it's difficult to get anything done, but I believe in them
all and just wish I had been here longer," stated Coach Hampton
Senior Talyah Young was a very versatile
outside hitter and also a strong server for
the Blue Wave.
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Learning to work as a team
TheJ.V. volleyball team had a great season with lots of memories
along the way: toilet paper cars, riding the pine pony, breaking and
entering, (puking) at games, stealing the toilet paper, daily trips to
subway, Bluc's Clues, headshots, Mambo #5, being chased by
janitors, the Mexican dance, pig tails, animal sounds, being
"dragged" into the guys' locker room, "down by the river," thumb
war, extreme spirit, Favorite numbers, ghetto #22, "More We, Less
Me," locking people in the bathroom, the more like sisters, rather
than just nine girls playing volleyball. Our season was an excellent
one. While playing the game, we learned how to have fun too. So
this year goes out to theJ.V. volleyball team: Elizabeth Farmer, Lori
Singerman, Katie Osgard, Kasey Heron, Lauren Cockerham, Lana
Starling, Marie Gotay, Stacy Dyson, Lauren Lehman, and our
coach of two years, Christina Valendo. But most ofall thanks to
everyone who made this season possible.
The Freshmen volleyball team also had a great year. With
a total of seventeen girls on the team ranging from sixth to eighth
grade, the girls gained experience on how to play the game of
volleyball. They learned the rules of the game and started to play
as a team. "Being my first year at RK., the volleyball team was very
exciting for me," stated Ana Perez. "Everyone is very friendly, and
we get along great!"
-Elizabeth Farmer, Lori Singerman, & Kristin Floyd
Above: Eighth grader Kristcn (Grant is
getting set to play. Kristcn helped the
Ireshimcn get the ball where it nccdcd to
Above: Sophomore K.iccy I cron slides
across the gym floor it save thle ll.. Kaccy
miadc a lot of great plaiycs is season.
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Seli: junior Freeman Peterman gets ready to ee offi Freeman was all
expierencecd leader oin the team
Below: loR IFront: Justin Chance. David Dilibero, Darren Jones, Back:
(Coach Reed, Freeman Petcrman, Uriah Gravois, IJ.J. Iilibero, Coach
Right: Senior Captain J.I.
D)ilibcro drags his bag
across tile course. 1.1. J Swas
a consistently low shooter r
and helped win big
Below: Seventh Grader
David 1ilibero lines up
his putt. Though hI w i asI
young David was one of I
the better shooters on the IF
Back in the swing of things
The golf team went swinging into action with an impressive
fall season, showing a lot of improvement from a year ago. Led by
their only senior and captain J.J. Dilibero, the team was sharp.
First year head coach Mark Reed was joined with returning coach
Jack Creveling helping out; the two of them shaped up the team.
They struggled early, but when junior Freeman Peterman stepped
up and started playing, the team started winning.
A. 'C The ream called the University Golf Course home and practiced
..every day trying to get ready for both the county and district
tournaments. During the season they beat area teams like Oak
Hall and Eastside. The team finished a respectable third in the
S. county tournament with J.J. and Freeman shooting solid rounds
2. :- 'of golf. In their district the team had to compete against fifteen
i" other teams, so coming out on top was a difficult task, but the
Wave tried their hardest. "Golf is the best high school sport because
.you get to miss so much school," commented J.J. Dilibero.
Other key players were seventh grader David Dilibero (J.J.'s
brother), who was a constant low scorer for the Blue Wave, and
ow '; A-Uriah Gravois. Freshmen Justin Chance and Darren Jones finished
Nout the roster for the Blue Wave.
Coach Reed laughs from embarassnmcnt as
his ball slices into the woods. "Watch out
for that tree!"
Freshman Justin Chance purrs the ball
into the hole. Justin helped ihe team out
greatly this year.
Right: Senior Mandy Irwin is caught in the motion of a chant. Mandy
was one of the more talented cheerleaders on the squad.
Below: The Varsity Squad standing from left to right,
Starla McKnight, Jenny Leed, Mandy Irwin, L.atoya Rutledge, Ivy
Strawdcr. Bending over from left to right, Julic Eberhard, Courtney
Shannon, and Ashley Poser.
Left: Seniors Julic
.--."eFt hard and Ashley Poser
.. .-- celebrate another touch-
down ,,i,,or lthe B1IL W,,'ave.
This has hCe:en t iditidon
past three years.
Th VBelow: The Varsity
i Sq uad takes a bre I from
the stressful game. This
sywhlyaears squad wrwe often
sfouWnd sitting or chatting
squad was all abou tre n during the gamets.
The Varsity Squad and go
all they do!
Memories, that was what this year was about for the varsity
squad. With seven seniors on the squad and only one junior, the
squad was all about treasuring the remaining games together.
It had been a tradition for the past few years for the squad to go
out together before games. This brought many funny experiences
and memories that the squad will never forgot. "BIG H" stuffing
pizza down her throat at the Hungry Howies Buffer, traveling out
of state to eat at Ivy's house, flying past the football players eating
(five times), dancing in the parking lot after the UF Homecoming
parade, Toya's awesome dance moves; Mandy's white girl dance; L .
"Too Fine" Courtney (enough said); running till Coach Morris ,
was tired (cutting paper); boycotting practice; nonstop double "
toes for punishment; our great HighTide routine.
More memories included Jenny falling to the ground after a
ring-around-the-rosy," bad girls Julie and Ashley repeatedly
moving themselves in lineup after being told they were not to be
next to each other, Starla having a few problems calling certain
cheers (d-e-f-e...), Alana's double toes every day for wearing the ..-
colors (FSU?). Through it all both squads became closer, helping
them get along and cheer the varsity football and basketball teams :
Above: The Varsity (Cheerleaders show Above: Scnior Toy, t Riutledge shows off
their love for thie school ini the iK. her gracefuilness, whell ii colcesi to
homtiecoming parade. lThce squad showed cheering. She practiced day in and day
their spirit in many events like these. out to be tihe best she could be.
102 Sports Varsity Cheerlcading 103
Left: Eighth grader Tamera Crockrcll chants for the Mighty Blue Wave.
This chant and many chants kept the football team fired up to play.
From left to right: Melissa McCewen, Michelle Williams, Caroline
Chance, Tamera Crockrell, Amanda Hayes, Lindsay Dalbec, Nicole Piper,
Tasheena Robinson, Ashley Depezia, Stephanie Lynch, Heather Brown,
Brittany Williams, Carey Richards, Vanessa Willkomm, Chantel Fitz, and
Girls just want to have Fun!
The J.V. Cheerleaders came a long way this season.
Although most girls were inexperienced, we still managed to go
beyond expectations. From competing against other Alachua
County high schools to just cheering at all theJ.V. football games,
we remembered that having fun was the most important thing.
There was a wide variety of ages on our squad this year, ranging
from 7th to 10th graders, but with the help of our coach and each
other, we managed to pull through the season with a smile. Each
new learning experience helped us grow both as a squad and as
individuals. They were coached by DeNelle Knowles, who stayed
with returning members through the basketball season. The squad
was primarily led by the four sophomores, Captain Stephanie
Lynch, Co-Captain Heather Brown, Carey Richards, and Ashley
DePezia, though there was also much help from returning
cheerleaders Chantel Fitz and Brittany Williams. All the girls would
agree in saying that this season was a wonderful experience and a
lot of fun, and we're all looking forward to next season.
-Stephanie Lynch and Heather Brown
Above: Sophomore Stephanie Lynch take a Above: Seventh grader Amanda Hayes
second to smile at the camera. Stephanie attacks the crowd with her cheerleading
was a squad leader for the J.V. spirit. Amanda added a great new spirit
Cheerleaders. and smile to the squad.
Junior Mike -', .... grabs the rebound in mid air. Mike was an
extremely solid player for the team.
Boys' Varsity Basketball: Top row: Jeff Creveling, Mike Ruegger, Andrew
Dupree, Bryan Booth, Terry Williams, Bottom Row: Marlon Williams,
Jason Booth, Jeremy Martin, Brian Williams, James Martin.
lel't: Senior Marlon
Williams dribbles up
COIrt. Marlon was the
Steamll's Icading scorer.
Below: Junionr lTenry
Williams attempts a save.
Sh~: Terry was the team's best
l defender iand second
SJ ..leading scorer.
Keeping tradition alive.
Just like every year the varsity basketball team had a solid
performance. Led by returners Marlon and Terry Williams (no..
relation), and JeffCreveling the team had a good nucleus. Other '
than the three veterans, the team had a young roster including
starting point guard Jeremy Martin who was only a freshman.
The rest of the roster was filled with juniors. The team had few
problems scoring points this season with the two leading scorers in
the area, Terry and Marlon. Juniors Mike Ruegger, Andrew
Dupree, and Bryan Booth did all the dirty work in the post. I
The team's season started off slow but made an impressive
showing at the Kingdom of the Sun tournament in Ocala, a
national tournament where the team played foes from out of state
and in state. They won their fifth straight district title and made
a seventh straight playoff appearance. The future looked bright
for the team, who would next year be returning the area's best
player in Junior guard Terry Williams. He would have to fill in for
Marlon who headed for college to further his basketball career.
Junior Andrew DI)pree puts one back in Senior Jefl Creveling tries to drive baseline
the basket. Andrew was always around on a defender. Icll led the team in
the goal looking f'or points. rebtiounds.
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Left: Sophomore Corey Mitchell looks to score. Corey was the teams
leading scorer with his deadly shot.
Below: Freshmen Boys' Basketball, l.eft to Right, Front: Dakarai Burnett,
Erik Curran, Justin Chance, Kevin Weiss, Chris Mudra. Back: Ryan
Luca, Everett Beeghley, Eric Rutledge, Jeremy Davis, (Chris l.tca,Coach
Eighth-grader Chauncey Lampkin looks
determined to make a play. Chauncey was
a force for the Blue Wave.
The Wave Of The Future
TheJ.V. and Freshmen boys' basketball teams at PK. Yonge
provided a solid nucleaus of talented and experienced players. Mark
Griseck, head ball coach for the J.V., inherited players who had
played together on last year's freshmen squad. It figured to be an
easy task for Griseck coaching this team compared to last year's odd
ball team. The J.V. was exciting to watch hosting an impressive
record of 18-5. A district championship was sure in grasp.
V\. 11 the loss of Coach M icah Byars and several key players,
replacement Coach Brian Marchman :;l_,in., to have a tough task
ahead of him. However, much like previous freshmen teams, this
group was solid. By the end of their season the team was sporting
a 12-2 record. Skill and talent seemed not to be a problem for
either squad or for the fI iiiI. f I I'K. Yonge basketball. One could
bet that varsriy head coach Mike Delucas' mouth was watering at
the thought of possibilities with his core of great athletes.
Freshman Eric Jewell lays the hall in for
two. Eric was a major athletic threat for
the Blue Wave.
J.V. Boys' Basketall I,'
Senior Captain. Ash'lea Moore controls the floor as she dribbles down the
court. Being a sixth year starter, Ash'lea led the Blue Wave in many
Girls' Varsity Basketball: Left to Right: Coach Steph, Jamea McTaw,
Ashley McDonald, Claire Tillman, Brittany Wilcox, Marcie Hampton,
Kate Creveling, Head Coach Larry Moore. Front row, Carla McKnight,
Ashley Poser, Ash'lea Moore, She'reka Williams, Monique Vinson, Lauren Left: Maxine Williams
Bradley. puts f;rth all her ellort to
get the ball back. Maxine
was always Il; .,. and able
to fall to the ground to steal
the ball back.
Below: The Four
Captain Seniors, Ashley
"uo" Poser, Jaeca "Jama
"Muskey" IMoore and
YUN YO lipMoniLue "Mo" Vinson.
These loui were always
there to put soime lin
into thile game.
Whoop, there it is!
"New faces." The 99-00 Lady Wave varsity basketball team
became very familiar with this phrase. With the coming of a new
assistant and head coach and many young players, the team looked n,
to the four seniors, Ash'lea Moore, Jamea McTaw, Ashley Poser and
Monique Vinson for leadership. They had many needed qualities
to add. Ash'lea had been a 6-year starter which showed in her
scoring abilities. Jamea could always hit those three in the big
moments. Monique was the leader under the basket and gave
'bows to everyone who came close to the ball. Ashley had the spirit
to come off the bench and pump the team up. But these four
could not do it by themselves. A little help was needed and found k '
in the underclassmen.
"Phenomenon" 7th grader, Ashley McDonald, added a shooting
and driving threat, while "Big Baby" Kate Creveling helped grab .:,
those needed rebounds. Freshmen Maxine Williams and Lauren .
Bradley added some much-needed speed. The team started off a 4 S
little rocky with the loss of their top scorer from last year, Leah Dalbec.
However, with a little hard work, the team was able to find their hidden
talent and prove once more that The Lady Wave team was a force to be gd vyny Wilcx d cu h k
Hr"hs oHampton shows that she can also prove With Iher aggressiveness, Briutany added
reckoned"with. -Ashley Poser her stuff on thle basketball court. those extra rebounds and points.
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Left: Sherita Johnson could Ialways be counted on to carry the ball down
court. As guard, she was on top of every play.
From left to right: CoachWilcox, Coach White, Michelle Williams,
Shannon Stuckman, Iatrisha (ambell, SuzaInne Brunson, Kelley
Flournoy, Adonis Lindsay, Shalondan i1 II .... .... Megan Calla.han,
Right: Seventh grader Nirelle Hampton, DanicIle Brown, Roselyn Tobdd, Sherita johnson iKatie
iShannon Stuckan shows sgard, and Kenan McGill.
Shannon Stuckntan shows
her great skills by scoring
many points. Shannon
vas a great newcomer to the
Below: Eighth grader
Shalondan .i.,h.., jumps
high to pass the ball to her
reanmmate. Shalondan was
a hard player always
willing to do just about
Girls balling through the year 2000!
The 1999, 2000 J.V. girls basketball team acccomplished a lot
this season. We improved beyond many expectations. Despite
some losses and a slow start, we were able to pull through and
create a fun and exciting year. Although challenges and obstacles
still occurred, it helped to create a bond among the young team.
Certain members of the team showed great leadership skills, while
others continued to strive and become better players. Overall the
team transformed from one with new, experienced players that
"Y played as individuals into a team with togetherness.
The team had a young group of ladies which constisted of
three leading freshmen and many middle schoolers. We worked
hard in our season and accomplished many of our goals. The J.V.
Lady Wave Basketball team enjoyed their year working with their
two new coaches. Coach Wilcox and Coach White worked these
girls hard, helping them strive to win every game.
-Suzanne Bruson, Megan Callahan, 8 Kristin Floyd
Above: Freshman Suzanne Brunson tries Above: Eighth grader Michelle Williams
to block a Hawthorne player. Not only as takes the ball down court, Michelle was
the captain but as a player, Suzanne was one to get the ball where it needed to go.
ready for anything on the court.
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Right: Junior Graham Ervins header almost avoids the -..,l .-
hands. Graham was a potent offensive threat.
Below: Senior Faisal Huuda splits the d- with a nasty ball fake. Faisal's
game was hard to figure out; he knew how to foil his opponents.
High Hopes for a new year.
This year the men's varsity soccer team had high hopes.
After a heartbreaking loss to Buchholz, the team resolved to
work harder in order to make it past the regional finals where
they fell last year to Melbourne Central Catholic. This year,
in order to make it to the final four, they faced powerhouses
Jacksonville Bolles, Episcopal, and other top ranked teams.
With the two area leading goal scorers on the team, Bryan
Kotait and Graham Ervin, the team showed they had no problem
scoring. Fortunately for next year's team, these two key players
were juniors. Another key player, also a junior, was goalkeeper
Travis Witt. Controlling the midfield were seniors Sowande
Buckmire, Faisal Huuda and foreign exchange student Rodolfo
Capoani. The seniors in the backfield included Andy Nichols,
Dave Mendez, and Alex Boswell.
The coaching staff, all returning from last year, was led by
head coach Jeremy Witt. Assistant coaches Scott Heath and
Chad Buckmaster helped out the players with years of college
playing experience. With their diverse backgrounds the
coaches knew what it took to go all the way to the final four,
and after a successful season, the team did just that. Their
heartbreaking loss one game from the state championship
left all of the seniors disappointed, but their accomplishments
spoke volumes of their dedication and hard work.
Senior Sowande Buckmire takes advantage Junior Bryan Korait dodges a ball to the
of open grass. Sowande has a lot of hair head. Bryan's versatility was very valuable
and a lot of game. for the Blue Wave
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