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with the new rules
student life has
The new rules
Censored High Tide
and stricter rules
for dress up days
made a definite
the student body.
The new dress code
brought mandates of
three inch inseems
in shorts, one inch
straps on shirts, no
no flip flops, and
no hats. In
rules changed the
way seniors left
campus. Now, a pass
that could not be
for breaking the
rules, and higher
seniors to be more
careful with their
off campus lunch
the time change
gave students an
extra half hour to
sleep and allowed
them to leave the
confines of school
early, with this
come in early for
help and start
All of the rules,
all of the
mandates, all of
the changes made
us reevaluate and
Flip through the
pages and relive
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Above: A group of students dress up in their
Hawiian apperel, dreaming of being at the
Right: Sophomore R.B. Brown takes a
moment to show off his Blue Wave baseball
geer. R.B. always knew what was the best.
Far right: Junior Jared Knuth sacrifices his
body by dressing up as an Indian during the
,we iate O iat
Waking up on Monday and putting on your best pj's. Breaking
out the leis and hula skirts for Tuesday. Wearing your jersey and
cleats to school on Wednesday. Let's see, Thursday was Country
Day, a tight pair of Wrangler's boots and your best gas station hat.
On Friday throw on as much blue and white as possible. Throw in
High Tide on Thursday, a football game, a dance, and a parade on
Friday, and you got a typical homecoming week at P.K. Yonge.
Spirit Week, as it's called, is the week people get to show off
their school spirit. For some it's a way to get a break from the
regular school life, go a little crazy, and break the dress code.
Sometimes people get a little crazy, get a little careless, and get run
over. But usually everything goes pretty smooth.
Every day there were loads of people coming to school in
strange outfits. More and more people began to dress up as the
week went on. By the end of the week, almost the whole school
Because of this, the parade was even bigger and better. More
people spent time on cars and entered the float competition. The
crowd was bigger and the prizes were larger. Everything about the
parade was better. The week finished on a positive note with the
football team dismantling Chiefland. The whole week was just fun.
Why is Spirit Week so much fun? Flint Wipke felt that Spirit
Week was great, "because there is a lot participation in the
homecoming parade." David Wright commented, "Spirit Week is
great because you get to find out who has school spirit." And
that's what homecoming week is all about, school spirit.
Senior Kristin Floyd strikes a pose on
Hawiian Day. Kristin was always ready
to dress up and show her support for
the Blue Wave.
Junior Buddy Mathis, J.D. Caines, and
Adam Poppell get rowdy before the
homecoming prade. Nice pants
Eighth grader Lashay Clayton was super
spirited throughout Spirit Week. By
showing her spirit, she won a free pass to
an extra curicular event.
Junior Lance Lawson hugs his freshman
friend to show his love for Spirit Week.
These two could never take their hands
off each other.
Are those real Stacy? Hula girls, sophomore
Stacy Dyson and junior Lori Singerman,
show of their school spirit on Hawaiian Day.
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Mrs. Ruszcyck dresses up as a football
player on sports day. Even teacher
participated during Spirit Week.
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As homecoming approached, students were in high spirits.
Hundreds of Blue Wave fans rushed to High Tide ready for a
terrific show...in the gym? That's right. After years of High
Tide being held in the now condemned auditorium, High Tide was
moved to the gym. While there were more than a few complaints
about the location, High Tide 2000 turned out to be a huge
a success. The night kicked off with a traditional emcee video
performed by the infamous duo Jeremy Parker and David Wright,
The more than casual emcees David Princess Lauren gives us a proud smile followed by impressive performances by the JV and varsity
Wright and Jeremy Parker had students as her Prince Lance can't help but laugh cheerleaders and Pi Kappa Psi. Many memorable student skits
rolling with their rendition of "My Girl." at his new royal status. The two
represented the junior class very well, and videos were next, preluding the event everyone was waiting
for: the 2000 Homecoming Court. A proud Lance Lawson and O
Lauren Cockerham took the title of Prince and Princess, and the
highlight of the evening was King Terry Williams and Queen
She'reka Williams. m
The football game the next night was an even bigger success.
The Blue Wave ran on the field with such dignity that even the
Chiefland fans could feel it. Seniors Timmy Youngblood, Flint
Wipke, and others led the team to a 56-7 victory over the
Chiefland Indians ending homecoming with an exciting 7-0 record.
Timmy Youngblood later commented that "It was nice winning fL
the way we did because of the way we lost last year to Florida
It seemed everyone was more than satisfied after all of the
events had come to an end. Because of all the support and spirit
for the Blue Wave, homecoming turned out to be one of the best
"You can't do that this year!" exclaims a Kate Creveling fit the part of a redneck -Kaitlyn Ebert
frustrated Jordan Davis in the senior skit a little too well in the junior parody of
ridiculing new rules at P.K. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Some members of the Pi Kappa Psi step Senior quarterback Flint Wipke runs
team gather together after their awesome, towards the endzone, ball in hand,
entertaining performance to show off their determined to score yet another
trademark sign for the camera. touchdown against Chiefland. Homecoming King and Queen Terry After all of the evening's antics, the
Williams and She'reka Williams graciously handsome homecoming court takes a
accepted their titles with enthusiasm. moment to pose with great appreciation
the honors given to them.
12. JLUUILIL ent e
Peter and Scott Andrade Starla and Skylar McKnight Jeremy, James, and Elliot Martin
We Are Family
At no school is the appearance of
family more evident than at P.K.
Yonge. There is definitely a reversion
back to old-school beliefs because of
the strong emphasis on family. A lot
of times either families' or friends'
relationships are torn apart because
they never see each other. P.K.
Yonge's unique laboratory school set-
up reduces the occurence of this
separation. The K-12 setup allows for
the beginnings of friendships at a
young age friendships that will last a
lifetime. In addition to this family
oriented set-up, the school gives
preference to those families trying to
enroll more than one of their children.
The family setup takes place on two
levels, teachers with children at P.K.
and students with siblings here. When
asked what he thought about having
both of his siblings at the same school,
senior Uriah Gravois responded, "It makes
both mine and my parents' lives a whole lot
easier. We don't have to worry about who
is going to pick them up after school. It
saves me gas money too." Roughly 25% of
the senior class have at least one sibling
here. Many of the teachers who have their
children at P.K. enroll them to ensure a
quality education that few schools can
provide. The close-knit relationships of all
the students form the foundation for a
family with bonds forged in steel. The
family of P.K. Yonge is so close because of
the uncanny number of caring people
willing to allow others into their family.
This willingness to be caring and
compassionate creates the family we have
all come to know and love, the family that
we call P.K. Yonge. -Mike Mercadante
John and Robert Egberts Mohammed & Omar Gullistan
Cody and Trey Rapczak
The Zeile Clan
SSuzanne and Katherine Desmond
Rachel and Richard Hutson
Nikki and Gianna Landry
Alana and Lance Lawson
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Luke and Crystal Groce Linda and Nasyra Handal
Maria and Melisa Perez
Wantan and Quinshara Dawson
David and Camille Wright
F Jvem% and Cahmtupa
Your boys, your peeps, or girls, your crew, your
buddies, whatever you call them, they're the
r people you care about, your friends. Friends are
an important part of every life. In high school,
friends are the people who make the boring
classes go by faster, the people you can't wait to
tell the secrets to, the people who hang out with
you on the weekend, and the people you feel
comfortable with. It would be hard to get through
C a single day without them. Friends can influence.
everything from what we wear to how we. .
schedule our classes. Why are friends so
important? Cory Mitchell a.k.a. C-Murda feels
n that friends are important because, "There has to
be someone to cry with during the rough times."
d The group of people we make friends with is
different for each person. Many people make
friends with the people in their classes, the people
who are on their team, or the people they sit next
S to at lunch. However we make these friends, they
are an important part of our life.
When asked what a real friend was, Jeremy
hParker answered, "A true friend is your boy no
matter what you are going through and is always
ready to throw down for 'the Cause', you know
what I mean?" Mike Ruegger said, "My boys are
the people I can get crazy with, the people I can
hang out with." Leslie Ryals commented that, "I
don't have any friends so I don't know what
you're talking about." Well, not everyone can be
P so lucky.
1. Juniors Jimmie O'Neal and Tamara 3. Junior Elizabeth Farmer and senior
Banks take a minute out of their busy Lori Moore focus intensely on the
schedules for s quick snapshot. upcoming match.
2. Best friends,senior Bryan "B- Gathered in their favorite meeting
Weezy" Williams and sophomore spot seniors Wantanisha Dawson and
Elliott Martin, show off their secret Rina Bradley show off their radiant
handshake. These two boys were smiles. To find these two separated
often seen hanging out together in was a rare occurence.
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Senior Wantanisha Dawson rolls
down her window for a quick hello.
Wantan was always known to say a
few words before she had to go.
Senior Jeff Kearney gets ready for
practice. Most of the students' cars
were used to store everything needed.
For most of us, the first day you turn sixteen is
very exciting. You can't wait to show off the
license, even if it is the worst picture you hav ever
taken. You are ready to hit the road, no matter what
type of car it is, just to get away. The next day you
are excited that you get to go to school driving.
For the first time you can drive to school without
your nagging parents. After all the years of getting
a ride with your parents and listening to their radio
station, it is your turn to listen to your own. You
finally realize that waiting around for your parents
just isn't going to happen any more.
You pull into the parkinglot watching as all the
gazing people turn their heads in sync with the
movement of your car...everyone knows that you
are now driving. For the first couple of days you
want to drive everywhere. Whenever you have
the chance, you will volunteer to drive. Going to
the grocery store, making a quick trip to the mall,
driving thru the Drive Thru for the first time...all of
these hold a new excitement to them. However,
after a couple months of taxiing around others, you
want to stop driving. You want others to drive.
But you still know deep down inside that driving is
the ticket to your freedom. Speaking of
tickets...once you start driving, tickets become
something that you have to watch out for. The
first time you get a ticket, or a warning, you realize
that you must be more careful. But driving is still
awesome (if you can drive after the ticket). Driving
will always be awesome.
-Kristin Floyd and Rachel Hutson
Senior Rachel Hutson sits atop her Alero.
Rachel, along with many other student-
drivers, loved their cars.
Senior Ryan Stokes displays his dice hanging
from his Sunfire. Dice hanging from the
rearview mirror were popular among
Many students expressed themselves
through what they put on their car.
These included different bumper stickers,
vanity plates, and congratulations to
various friends and teams.
Senior Dana Grice-Warner bashfully
loves her Altima. Nissans were popular
Junior Vikii Bennet displays her
Datsun. New cars, as well classics,
were present in the parking lot.
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Above: Freshman Leroy Johnson and 8th
grader Shalonda Hollingshed enjoy each
other's company at a basketball game.
Right: Seniors C.C. Jones and Meghan
Baptiste have been perfect for each other as
they have been together since 10th grade.
Far right: Junior Kate Creveling shows her
affection for junior Cory Mitchell. They
have been a couple since 9th grade; is there
marriage in their future..?
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You get up in the morning, you get dressed for school, and you
wonder how you're going to get through the day. You take one
step on campus and you begin to look around. Then you see that
person who makes the day go by so much faster. The person who
makes your tears turn into laughter and makes your frown turn into
a smile. For most high schoolers this is what it is like being in a
relationship. At P.K. you walk the halls and you see that it is true.
Memories are things that we will take on for life, like our first
boyfriend or girlfriend, our first kiss, and for some the start of a
serious relationship. You never know how it will end and you
really never want to know if it will at the time. All you know is that
person has been there for you and has become a best friend to
you. Some may say it is puppy love and you may feel the same.
That feeling is something that you can never take away. It's
memories like this that will always be there in the back of your
P.K. wants to share with you the relationships that have been
developed here. Meghan Baptiste, a senior, shares with us her
thoughts about having a relationship at school; I feel that
relationships at P.K. are more unique than any others because they
all start out as good friendships." This is true to most couples at
P.K. it all must start somewhere, and most of them start with being
just real good friends. So take a look around the page and see all
the smiles, hugs, and relationships that have been made at P.K.
Senior Uriah Gravios and sophomore
Caitlin Coffey appear to be attached at
the hip. Rarely are they heard
arguing...rarely are they heard at all.
Even faculty couples can be seen
around campus. The Ruszczyk's were
engaged when they began teaching
here, and now they are a happily
Senior Mike Mercadante and sophomore
Kelley Flournoy seem content with one
another. Since they have lasted since last
year this relationship may have a future.
Seniors Timmy Youngblood and Maria
Perez couldn't be happier. Rarely are they
seen further than arm's distance apart.
Senior Josh Roberts and junior Jennifer
Katz prepare a tasty meal as Josh
attempts to extract her eye with a pair
of tongs. Be careful.
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Freshmen Eric Rutledge and Jessica
Sharpe take some time away from
their busy English class. Is it meant to
be or just another freshman fling?
Pita"d te W o frue
Senior Nikki Burleson shows her
enthusiasm for her job at Hungry
Howies. Don't we all wish it could be
Would you like fries with that? Senior
Kezia James works the drive-thru at
McDonald's. "We love to see you smile!"
As many students reached high school, they realized the ten
dollars per week allowance they received in middle school no
longer went very far. Now faced with the expenses of gas, fast
food, entertainment, and personal effects, they needed money.
Freedom and independence from parents wasn't cheap, and
most students found their financial relief in the form of flipping
burgers or running wires for the University of Florida. Students
obviously sought out the jobs where they could get paid the most
for doing the least amount of work; unfortunately, not too many
of those jobs existed.
Jeremy Parker stated, "I worked at McDonald's to improve the
McDonald's Corporation which was looking for a few good men.
On top of that I had to buy gas for the blue Lexus, due to my
financially challenged state." Of course he was forced into early
retirement as much of his schedule was taken up by football, and
he was unable to get along with his manager.
Beyond finding the perfect job, many people had a very tough
time getting along with their bosses, another problem too
common among students. One person who wished to remain
nameless stated, "I hate my boss. It's very unfortunate that there
are idiots in positions where they have no business being, but
what can you do?"
Well, there isn't much one can do besides deal with it; and
dealing with it is a job all of its own. Besides that, I say give us a
break, we're just kids!
Senior Amandaa Bostick is pictured here
with kids at Trinity United Methodist
Church. She enjoyed working there when
Senior She'reka Williams works within
walking distance. She was an assistant at
Shands in the eye center.
Junior Danny Fay takes a break from the
children. Putting in some extra time at
02b kids was something he enjoyed
Senior Meghan Baptiste smiles at her
lovely job in the fast food industry, a
popular job among high school students.
Left: Junior Travis Autrey carries some
plants at his place of work. The extra
spending cash was always nice along with
some valuable experience.
Above: Patricia Mills keeps busy at the law
office of Lawrence Marrafino. Be assured
that talking on the phone wasn't all that she
did at work.
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N When we were growing up, we all had our
favorite toys. Little trucks, Lego's, dolls, our
blanky, and other things that if taken away
E from us, would cause us to cry for whole
hours. As we get older we still have objects
that we can't do without.
C When you go to school in the morning
there are some things that you don't forget:
backpack, paper, pens, cell phones. Cell
E phones? Some of us don't think of things
like pagers and cell phones as must have
items. However, for many, one day without
S can be agony. Cell phones, pagers, e-mail,
AIM, our favorite pair of shoes, make up, our
car, are the things we couldn't live without.
S Okay, for the teachers we might need
paper, and pencils, these too are little
nescities. Going to the bathroom with a hall
Pass every Tuesday during second period.
Having our off campus lunch pass so officer
"Not so friendly" can't mess with us; it's the
T little things.
From the time we wake up, to the time we
go to sleep, these things are by our side.
Y Without them we feel naked and out of place.
There are just some things you can not do
Senior Jeff Kearney does his Timmy M. You just can't sing the alphabet
impression while on his way to the song without it. Mr. McCall proves
bathroom. Hall passes were a that.
necessity in some classes, so was
knowing about Southpark.
Ahh, they're so cute...Juniors Cory Senior, Tony Stevenson gets ready
Mitchell, and Kate Creveling show for his midday snack. Many people
off their affection for each other. found that food inbetween class was
Many couples found it hard to be a must.
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26 Student Life
Candid Camnma W
So many times it happens: you are walking h
down the hall, you make a funny face at somebody,
and then it happens. You hear the click of the
Camera. That moment, the spontaneous moment of
comedic relief you hoped to offer a friend, has
been captured on film. A picture of your face in its
grotesquely and disfigured arrangement will be in
the yearbook section of the library forever. Years
from now 15 and 16 year-old kids will sit there and
overwhelm themselves with laughter asking each
other, "What was he doing?"
These pictures capture the full experience of
P.K. Yonge: The fun and sometimes craziness that
can sometimes be found both inside and out of the t
classrooms. The teachers are not left out of these
embarrassing moments though. No senior will ever h
forget the sight of Mr. Lee "backing that thang up"
at Lake Walburg. Such moments become images
transposed in our minds forever. I hope to capture
a few more of those moments on these pages so
that we may all look back on our high school days
sometime and remember why it is always said that
the high school years are the best years of our
If one walks around the campus long Sophomores Ryan Luca and Blake
enough he or she can find both McDavid pose for a picture between
teachers and students in precarious classes. These two had some of the
positions. more interesting wardrobes at our
Senior Terry Williams takes a break
from his art work to make love to
the camera. Being one of the more
photogenic people at out school
made Terry very popular.
Candid Camera 27
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"It's just a fun way to express myself." Best dressed
senior Starla McKnight pretty much summed up student
opinion of fashion. When questioned about the newly
enforced dress code she added, "I guess in a way we
needed it, but I still think it's ridiculous. This is P.K."
Many students readily agreed with her. At first the dress
code seemed like ajoke, but students quickly found out
that the administration couldn't be more serious. No longer
could students prance around campus in spaghetti straps,
caps, or flip-flops. While the flip-flop rule was thrown out
almost immediately, the rest of the rules firmly stuck. Many
students were dumbfounded. How were they going to
express themselves with these ludicrous new rules? Some
ignored the rules and faced the consequences while some
found stores with dress code friendly clothing. "In a way
it's better because I don't have to see poeple wearing
things they definitely should not be wearing," explains Leslie
However strict the new dress code turned out to be, all
students still found a way to express themselves. No new
rules were going to keep students from their fashion.
Senior english teacher Mr. Thomas Ruszczyk concluded,
"Fashion is so important for everyone whether it's preppy,
alternative, sporty, or lacking there of. Everyone has their
own, and at P.K. everyone shows it in their own... well
What dress code? Dual enrolled Claire
Tillman drops in on her fellow
classmates showing off her carefree
Along with piercings, other body art
was popular amongst students. Junior
Buddy Mathis shows off his artwork of
a cross tattoo.
Junior April Williams casually smiles as
her orange and blue hair says more than
enough about her style and who she's
Junior Arzu Erenguc had a very exotic
style as shown in this up close and
personal view of her tongue ring.
Above: Eighth graders Quinshara Dawson
and Camille Wright show off their unique
sense of style.
Right: Senior Cody Rapczak exemplifies a
new found style that consists of an
undershirt and an over shirt put halfway on.
Far right: Junior Melisa Perez, as always,
plays it up for the camera modeling her
conservative sense of fashion.
Junior Jessica Meldon gives us a sneak
peak at her body art. Belly button
rings were some of the most popular
of fashion statements among female
Seniors Nataliee Savarono and Stacy
Crawford take time out from their
demanding flag corps schedule to make
sure their hair is perfect. These two were
famous for their nicely kept braids.
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As I was
the halls one
day I started
only are we
diverse, but we
are also close
people we see
every day. I
that I knew all
of their names.
I had been
every one of
them, not only
but also the
teachers who were
strolling on the
If I hadn't been
in one of their
classes, I had
been in a club or
activity in which
I thought to
myself about how
we are described
as a family. we
really are a
are the people I
grew up with.
These are the
people with whom
I've shared my
continued to walk
knowing that when
I left this
place, I wouldn't
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Lake Wauberg, Skate Station, Grad Night, Camp
Kalaqua...senior trips were awesome. One of the most
coveted senior privileges that underclassmen look forward
to are the class trips.
When I heard that we were going to Skate Station, I first
thought it was going to be a rather strange excursion. I
had not gone to Skate Station since middle school. How
could seniors have fun at Skate Station? After going on
the trip, I was proven wrong. As I was skating around the
floor with the disco lights and songs from middle school
days playing, I realized that our class was bonding. In the
midst of the strobing lights and games of red-light-green-
light and limbo we were having fun. People who didn't
know each other well were grabbing each other's arms and
found a common ground and world on the skating rink.
After Skate Station came Lake Wauberg. Lake Wauberg
consisted of different sessions on life lessons. These
sessions included nutrition. the infamous sex ed, and body
art. The nutrition session r as helpful for the college
experience that \\ e % would soon be facing. Sex ed was
different this time. This time. many members of the class of
2001 could speak from personal experience. Thus, the
conversations w% ere a little livelier than they were our
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freshman and sophomore years. As I was walking to the
next and final session, I began to ponder on how far our
class had come. We were not little kids anymore, we were
young adults. The next session, body art, was the most
interesting one. This session included information on body
piercing and tattoos. Surprisingly, many people already lud
experienced their first tattoo, some their second or third.
However, listening to all the different varieties and methods
of coloring skin and putting holes in the body was
intriguing and highly enjoyable. After the successful trip of
Lake Wauberg, the seniors couldn't wait for Camp Kalaqua
and Grad Night to come. Each outing brought the class of
2001 closer and closer together.
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The senior class officers were very busy and
hardworking. They included President Wantanisha Dawson,
Vice-President She'reka Williams, Secretary Katie Zeile,
Historian Nicole Schaub, and Treasurer Sam Sprague.
The senior class officers kept themselves busy all
throughout the year. From planning field trips, activities,
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Schaub stated, "We had a great deal of things to plan and
there's pressure of getting everything done and on time. We
are trying to make our senior year memorable for everyone
in the class." The seniors went to skate station, Lake
Wauberg, and Camp Kulaqua. Senior Lori Moore
said, Being a new student, I found that going to skate
station was a fun way to meet and bond with all of my
The senior class officers did everything they could to
make their senior year the most memorable. From making
class T-shirts, all the way to planning as many field trips as
possible. They worked hard this year and succeeded. "Our
class officers are a great bunch of people. We are very
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Senioritis is something that all seniors experience in
their senior year. It is a syndrome where you feel like
doing nothing, relaxing, and as far as we go, waiting for
May so we can get out of here. As seniors you feel that
you have made it and you don't need to do any more. To
some seniors that fact of life is very scary. They want out,
but they don't know where they want to go. To others it is
a time in their lives that is most likely the best. You relax,
party on the weekends, and just spend time with the ones
who surround you because you know you're going to miss
them over the years.
It is a time when you think that nothing will phase you.
You are so ready to get out of a place that to some has been
home for most of their lives, and to others has been home
for only a few years. You are so ready to go to that next
chapter in your life--to find new friends, even though you
want to keep the old--to find out what your life will be in the
future, even though it may have a few bumps in it. You
want so much to be on your own and out the door because
you are so close to doing it. That's when it hits.
You realize that you have to try and work hard
throughout this last year. You realize that the people
around you aren't going to be there in a year. Last but not
least, you realize no matter how much you think you are so
ready to leave this place, you are not at all ready to go. So
you spend every last hour with your friends. You try to
make every party there is, every get together there is, and
you also try to be around everyone that you have grown
with. There is no time to worry about working so hard e\ en
though you should. You spend your senior ear hat ing the
time of your life and being around the people \\ ho are close
to you. Even though you will be relieved in the end that
you finished the four years of high school, ou don't want
to let go of the fun.
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and Meghan Baplisie embrace
each otner at a senior lunch
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You're walking to your first period on the first day of
school, and it doesn't hit you that this is your last first
walk to your first class of the year. As the homecoming
king and queen of your senior class are crowned you
still don't understand the finality of the moment. When
you're Christmas shopping with all your friends it
Doesn't hit you that this is probably the last holiday
season you will spend with them. In the months
The final walk among ihe blue
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and Ben Black make one cof
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that follow, the notion that the end is near smacks you in
the face, and suddenly you find yourself in a state of
Your senior year is a time of a whole mixture of
emotions: anxiousness, excitement, anxiety, sadness,
happiness, and sheer terror. Whether you spend it
cramming for the SAT or ACT, applying for colleges,
chilling out, or just frantically running around without a
clue, everyone agrees that your last year in high school
should be the best ever.
So you spend as much time with your friends as
possible, trying to squeeze out every little lasting
memory. You worry that maybe your closest friends may
not know how much you care for them or that the ones
you aren't so close to think you could care less. You
strive and strive this year to make friends with everyone,
to make a lasting impression.
Then graduation comes and you finally realize that it's
all over and that you will never see most of these people
again. But most importantly, you realize that all the
worrying about making this last year the greatest wasn't
necessary; through all the experiences with all these
people, regardless of how hard you tried, you still would
have had the time of your life. And that's what senior year
turns out to be: a little scary at first, terribly sad at the
end, and the best year ever through it all. You are ready to
move on, but you know this place and these people will
stay with you always.
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Senior Superlause 45
wait on the auditorium
steps for the music to
start. Each year the
students put on music
Right: Mrs. McCoy and
Mr. Dodge's second
grade gators pose for
their class picture.
Below right: Ms.
Donelly's fourth grade
Remember the first day of kindergarten? Cooking
with Mrs. Wigger? The Washington field trip? Peek
across the creek? Or the eighth grade social? If you're
a lifer, these are all great memories.
Lifers recall kindergarten when we had naptime and
we all dreaded it. Now we can't get enough sleep in
class. Or what about the centers? The big blocks,
playing house and the sandbox? Recess was always a
treat, and we looked forward to it the whole day...
those carefree memories will always be with us.
Lifers also treasure Mrs. McCoy and Mr. Dodge,
how they were the Gators, or Mrs. Robertson and Mrs.
Sarato's toucans. The teachers always tried to teach us
a little bit of Spanish... Uno, dos, tres, or the more
difficult words like amarrillo, anaranjado, and
From third grade, no one can forget cooking with
Mrs. Wigger, or fighting over who gets pillows in the
reading loft. And we can't forget the science club that
everyone was in!
All lifers can remember waiting for the chance to be a patrol
then selling the candy bars to raise money to go to Washingtoi
D.C. We longed for Peek Across the Creek, learning what it was
like to be in middle school. Getting lockers for the first time
and not having to walk in straight lines were all things we
looked forward to.
Middle school was a time of change: changing classes,
having seven periods and different teachers for each period.
No one can forget Mr. Steele; his booming voice seemed to
leave an impression on his students. The most memorable time
in middle school was eighth grade. The eighth grade
graduation was a bittersweet affair when a lot of our friends left
to go to different schools, and no one can forget the eighth
grade social, the next best thing to the prom.
High school brought new faces and new friends, but no
changes could weaken the bonds established during nine years
of schooling. Over time, we have created a lifetime of memories
that we will cherish forever. From the first day of school, to the
day of graduation, we have made P.K. our second home.
-Jennifer Hare and Patricia Mills
Left: Senior lifers standing on the
ground: Wendy Lawrence, Alison
Kesl, Kate Acosta, Timmy Grey;
Sitting: James Martin, Rina
Bradley, Amandaa Bostick, Kezia
James, She'reka Williams; Standing
on the top row: Timmy
Youngblood, Graham Ervin, Terry
Williams, Blake Lapinsky, Mike
Below: A group of lifers perform
in an elementary school
production. Productions from
elementary school gave students a
chance to shine.
Bottom: The fifth grade patrols
pose in front of the capital
building on their Washington
D.C. trip. Students all through
elementary school look forward
to this trip.
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Ryan Major James Martin
Leslie Ryals Nataliee Savarono
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David Wright Timmy Youngblood Katie Zeile
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Randy Autrey Travis Autrey
He ain't scored!
Lovings gives his
comical perspective on
the football players
cheer. Marquase was
always showing class
Tamara Banks Vicki Bennett Annalisa Benton
Andrew Bliss Jonathan Bongiovanni
Lauren Cockerham Gina Cohen
Alex Cook Kate Creveling Leighann Croley
Jason Daniels Douglas Davies
Life as a Junior had its ups and downs. The
preceding summer was full of worry. The
pressure was considerably greater moving into
the third year of high school. Our class took
that pressure with a grain of salt. We knew
that we had the world on our shoulders, but
we also knew that our experience would last
forever in our memories.
Walking through the blue poles and red
bricks the Juniors had to be constantly
laughing or playing jokes on each other.
Although at times troublesome, our sense of
humor was what set our class apart from the
rest. Whether you're thinking of the juniors
that lean up against the lockers and attack
their friends who walk by, or those who spend
most of their free time cramming for Mr.
Anderson's AP class, all of us love to laugh.
In between the infinite lectures about how,
"This year is the most important in high
school" we were always having a good time.
We didn't, however, let the good times affect
our school work. "Junior year is important,
but you'll go crazy if you don't let your hair
down and laugh a little," Heather Brown
shared her views on the year. Many of us were
loaded down with numerous AP classes and
academic activities, but to balance these we
needed friends and time off. We've all made
it. We made our mark among the blue poles
and red bricks.
Arzu Erenguc Elizabeth Farmer Jacob Farmer
Jacquelyn Faupel Danny Fay
Juniors get Active
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With graduation less then two years away
the junior officers realized that it was now or
never if we wanted our class to bond. At the
beginning of the school year, the junior picnic
and O'Leno trip were planned to bring
together the class of 2002.
The junior class picnic was lots of fun.
Everyone wore their junior class t-shirts while
they stuffed their faces with pizza from
Godfather's (an employee discount also
helped our cause). After everyone rested and
digested for a bit the whole class participated
in a relay race, egg toss and human knot
activity. The winning teams came away with
chocolicious prizes, but all the juniors came
away with good memories.
The O'Leno trip was also an unforgettable
one. We roasted marshmellows at the bonfire,
froze in 30 degree weather, chased deer, went
hiking, blew bubbles, had a 2 am bonfire, and
played twister. By the early morning half the
class was bundled up in the mess hall because
of the lack of closeable windows in the mice-
infested cabins. Even though the river was
too low to canoe and the football players had
to return early for practice, the trip was an
overall success. Both these activities bonded
the class of 2002 for years to come.
Stefan Gainey Christopher Gilbert
Marie Gotay Ania Grabkowska
Raiford Griffin Matt Guyer Mark Hannah
Jennifer Hare Adrian Hayes-Santos
Josh Holbrook Kaylen Holmes
Ralph Jackson J
Ralph Jackson J
Ryo Kaneko Jennifer Katz Jarret Knuth
Depeiza. Sheena Larry, April
Williams and Tamara Banks
try to keep warm at Oleno.
Most were a bit frigid in the
Lance Lawson Marquase Lovings Bryan Lucas
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Buddy Mathis Bekki McConaghy
Shawn McGuire Jessica Meldon Patricia Mills
Hii.r.,rur Patricia Mills
Danny Fay try to raise
money for their class.
Patricia always made
time for her officer
Representatives Heather Brown
Carey Richards, and Lori
Singerman listen in on a
meeting. Meetings were held
every Wednesday morning.
Jacob Milton Cory Mitchell Daniel Morgan
Melisa Perez Adam Poppell
Patrick Prugh Latoya Reshard
Adam Rouse Anelkis Royce
Stefanie Sargent Brandon Sexton
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The question on everyone's mind in the
junior class is that of prom. When is it? Where
is it? How are we going to make it ten times
better than it was last year? The junior class
officers and representatives had a huge task in
front of them. Not only did we have to plan
prom, the biggest event of the year, but we
also had to set up High Tide and all of the
junior class activities.
The weekly Wednesday morning meetings,
although dreaded, were always productive
although not every officer always attended.
President Kate Creveling, Vice-President
Marquase Lovings, Secretary Lori Singerman,
Treasurer Kyle McCrery, and Historian Patricia
Mills were helped by a slue of representatives
including Danny Fay, Heather Brown and
Carey Richards. Almost everyone put in many
hours to make sure the planned activities went
off without a hitch.
The officers and representatives faced many
obstacles with the administration's new rules
and requirements, but everything we did was
to our best ability. "This is the most organized
and self-motivated group of officers and
representatives that I have ever worked with.
The juniors should count themselves lucky to
have such strong leaders representing them,"
sponsor Mickey Reynolds said about her hard-
With such hard tasks in front of us, the
officers and representatives took our pressure
in stride. We faced the pressure and came
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Minh Stewart Jemea Taylor
Chris Alexander Lacie Alford
A Wave of Change
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There are many ups and downs to being a
sophomore as the Class of 2003 soon realized. The
up-sides being "We're not the little freshmen
anymore," said Caitlin Coffey. "
" We (the sophomores) are getting wiser and
making better decisions." explained Ryan (RB)
Brown. Kayla Israel-Ogulnick mentioned that
"More people can drive now, which definitely adds
a lot more freedom." Ryan Luca included that one
of the perks of being a sophomore guy is You can
get freshmen girls!" He said with a chuckle.
With the transitional year of 9th grade over,
students were forced to settle down and really get
into the flow of high school. Many new faces
arrived and old ones disappeared; new friendships
evolved, and some old faded away. Some really
thought it was love and Mom and Dad weren't as
strict after all The guys and the girls are getting
along again and class pride is starting to kick in. For
the first time, what people wore everyday didn't
seem to matter as much.
Some downers included waking up at the crack
of dawn to go to Driver's Ed, counting the long days
till the big sixteen, and as Darnell Barnier stated,
"You still got two more years to graduate."
Marlon Awuma Michael Bastien Roberta Bombonato
Sophomore Lindsey Murphy
struggles to stay awake.
Chemistry wasn't always the
most stimulating subject.
Colin Casey Justin Chance
Arin Amat Ashley Anderson
Amanda Clevenger Ross Clouser Caitlin Coffey Paul Covaleski Elizabeth Daube
Jeremy Davis Leah Deese Natalie Degenhardt
Katherine Desmond Laura Dolan
Stacy Dyson Robert Egberts Martinez
Above: A group of
sophomore girls take time
out of their lunch to smile
for the camera at their class
trip to Lake Wauberg.
Top: Sophomore Andrea
steals a kiss to long time
friend Megan Callahan.
Chantel Fitz Kelley Flournoy
Rafael Garcia Laura Gaskalla Jennifer Gottschalch Brenton Green Reggie Griffin
l G e Sequoia Hagen-
Lisa Hager Dylan Hayes-Morrison
Shan Huuda Kayla Israel-Ogulnick
Brittany Wilcox and Doug
Strickland are paying close
attention to their science
teacher since this subject can
get really hard.
Top: Sophomore Suzanne
Brunson and eighth grader
Amanda Haynes are trying
really hard to bum a ride to
go to Subway and back.
Bryan Liciaga-Recci Adonis Lindsey
Jenna Lindsey Steven Loudermilk Christopher Luca Ryan Luca Jared Lucas
Luis Medal Michael Merritt
The first day we turn sixteen, for most of us, is
very exciting. We can't wait to show off the license,
even though it may be the worst picture we have
ever taken. We are so ready to hit the road, and with
any car, just to get away. The next day we are
excited that we get to go to school driving. For
most students, driving is a big deal.
After all the years of getting a ride with parents
and listening to their radio station, a car and license
means we can finally listen to our music. We finally
realize that waiting around for our parents just isn't
going to happen any more. We are in our
sophomore year and everybody we know begins to
ask us for a ride. Sophomore Sara Nobles quoted
driving as having a pair of wings and being free."
The one-thing sophomores didn't understand was
that with driving comes a lot of responsibility. The
car must have gas to get anywhere, insurance costs a
pretty penny, policeman are anxious to give tickets
for the smallest infraction, and parents will take the
car away at the drop of a hat. New student drivers
must be ultra-responsible. The driving process
starts when you are fifteen years old. The first thing
you have to do is to take Drivers Ed or go through a
four-hour class. That's not the end though. Then
you have to go to the Police Station and take tests
on booklets that tell you everything about the rules
and regulations of driving. And finally you have to
drive with your parents before you really get your
freedom. One last piece of advice for the teen
drivers: be safe and drive carefully. Sophomores 61
Matthew Major Ryne Malone Andrew Marcus
Christina Marston Elliott Martin Jeremy Martin
Linsey Murphy Michelle Myrick Sara Nobles
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Sophomore year is a time of growth and
great learning. As a sophomore a student is no
longer the "baby" of the school. One of the
things that makes sophomore year different
from any other year is turning sixteen...sweet
sixteen. I remember counting down the days
until my sixteenth birthday. Sixteen brought
so many freedoms and perks. Sixteen meant
that the years of childhood were almost over;
it also meant that I could drive. Looking back,
getting my license was one of the most
exciting things I've ever done. Like many
sixteen-year-olds, I scheduled an appointment
for the morning of my sixteenth birthday. At
7:30 a.m. on March 9, I got my license. As
many new drivers do, showing the new license
was also invigorating. Even if it was the worst
picture that I had, it was still the picture that
gave me my ticket to freedom.
The sixteenth birthday also brought along
another wonderful gift...a car. When my
parents put the keys to my car in my hands for
the first time, I could feel the freedom rush in.
No longer would I have to bum a ride from an
upperclassman; no longer would I have to wait
outside the mall for my mom to come pick me
up; no longer would I have to play the game
of "Your mom can take us, and my mom can
pick us up." Now, with a car and a license, I
could decide when and where I wanted to go.
Now that I could drive, running errands,
picking up siblings, and going somewhere
every minute of the day was new and exciting.
As many new drivers do, running down to
Publix to pick up milk for mom was
something that I wanted to do. However, after
a while, driving got old. Running to Publix or
picking up siblings no longer held the
fascination and fun it once did. Questions of
where the money for gas and insurance would
come from began to creep into the mind. Even
though driving isn't what it used to be, I will
always remember the initial freedom felt when
driving for the first time on my own.
Maria Santos Bobby Sawyer
Marie Sedlacek James Silvers Adam Stillwell Ashley Szymanski Ranson Thomas
Kevin Weiss Brittany Wilcox
Top: Britney Williams and
Chantel Fitz are working
hard on a math problem.
Sophomores always work
better together; two heads
are better than one!
Above: Sophomores Catiltin
Coffey and Natalie
Deganhart are caught
chuckling in spanish class.
Mrs. Sedlaceck didn't find
their joke humorous.
Mykhailo Yenatskyy Thomas Zimmer
Nicole Langlois looks up
to ensure she gets the
Freshmen found the high
school classes more
demanding than those in
Freshmen learned quickly
that they had to pay
attention in class to
succeed at the high school
ew eW &,1 e Ce/*i level. Steven Long
wouldn't want to miss a
0,yf1t, O, 4 c c0 1 '. word of Mrs. Creveling's
This year has been full of new experiences for each and
every one of us. Some of them have been challenging,
others rewarding. The new schedule was difficult for
some and better for others. We have all had our share of
disorganized and demanding teahcers but we have
learned to adjust. We will all miss Mrs. Creveling for her
relaxed style of teaching and her "many digressions"
throughout the year. We will also remember the
interesting rewards that we received from Miss Augustine
for our "good behavior," and Mr. Marchman's memorable
qoutes such as "raise your paw" and "back that thang
up." Being a freshman gave us a break from the middle
schoolers, but we are looking forward to becoming upper-
classmen in the years to come. Overall, this year has been
an interesting learning experience that we will remember
for the rest of our high school careers.
Colby Anglin Daniel Bailey Everett Beeghley Darnell Bernier Roseanne Bernier
Everett Easterling Alexander Feltz Peter Filipowicz
Joshua Gill Ashley Gotay Brighton Gotro Kristen Grant
Lelia Halback Maurelle Hampton Jonathan Heard
Kyle Helms Chance Hobbs-Spickar(
Sherrita Johnson Benjamin Keathley Benjamin Kunkle Jennifer Ladner
Nicole Langlois Heather Lawrence Charles Lesch Halley Levin
Freshman Eric Rutledge
takes a break from class
to catch a nap. . way to
smile for the camera
Freshman Phil Hooghuis
and Taryn Lowe cuddle
up tight for a picture.
These two were always
seen side by side.
Top 10 Experiences
of Ninth Grade
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10) Class Trip to Tallahassee for Legislature Day
9) Having Mrs. Creveling for English I
8) Being the star running back of the varsity football
7) Hanging out with upper-classmen
6) Walking up to Arby's after school
5) Being hit on by all of the older students
4) Listening to Mr. Marchman's exciting lectures
3) Having LMS with Coach Hawkins
2) Hittin' up the high school parties
Steven Long Taryn Lowe Jaron Madison Christopher McCord Casey McCrery
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Sitting in orientation before the school year
starts, you look around at all the new people.
You try to figure everyone out, and you can
almost predict who is going to be your friend,
who isn't, who is going to be cool, who is
going to be the poor guy that everyone picks
on, and even who you're going to have an
On the first day of school you may timidly
walk into your first class and politely take your
seat next to someone who you think you might
like, or you may walk in with all the confidence
and charisma that a freshman can muster.
Whatever way you choose to approach it, let's
face it, freshman year is scary. Whether you're
a lifer or a first-timer, taking that first step into a
new environment takes a lot of courage.
Freshman Caroline Chance commented, "Yeah,
it was a little scary at first, but going here since
first grade kind of helped."
While it is unnerving and a little awkward at
the start, freshman year turns out to be one of
new experiences and discoveries for everyone.
Your predictions about your class may turn out
to be true or they may not, but what's
important is that all these new people
eventually come together and create the
characteristics that make your class unique
during this year. While looking up to the
seniors and competing with the sophomores,
freshman seem to develop a bond that will
grow stronger and better as they go through
Hardcore freshman, Tim
Dennis, finds it hard to
keep his eyes on his own
paper. Students were
warned against picking
up such bad habits.
Mariana Garcia takes a
moment to catch up on
her reading in Mr.
Marchman's Civics class.
Mariana was in the
minority of freshmen
that actually liked to
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Jessica Sharpe Nicholas Shupe
Skylar Slade Ebony Smallwood
Sean Wiggins Michelle Williams
Gregory Anderson Scott Andrade Wesley Asbell
Ashley Baker Laronda Becker Jason Bergmann
Jeffrey Bogle Lashay Clayton Patrick Conway
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Kristen Sperring, Tashina
Robinson and Shanya
Estes enjoy their cold
swim in the natural
Nicholas Costantino Camille Crawford Aaron Daigen
A group of
eighth grade friends
wait patiently to eat
lunch in the camp
Rebekah Delker Megan Deluca
David Dilibero Henry Drake Stephen Durant Christopher Ellingham
Ann-Marie Fernando Carrie Fraser
Being at the Top
The eighth graders have a lot to look forward to in their
last year of middle school. Eighth graders are the top
dogs of the middle school. They get the respect and
freedom they have been waiting for since kindergarten.
They get the chance to go to the two most looked forward
to events in middle school: the eighth grade social and the
y F eighth grade graduation. The eighth grade social is the
next best thing to prom. This is also one of the last
Events to spend with your friends who are leaving for a
Different high school next year.
Although there are many things that the eighth graders
have to look forward to, there are also some downsides to
being an eighth grader. The eighth grade graduation for
Many students is their last day here at P.K. Being at the
same school for nine years makes it very difficult to leave
your life long friends.
The last year of middle school brought many good and
bad experiences but the best experience of all is being able
to look forward to the next four years of high school.
Nissim Gainesennifer Hare
Nirelle Hampton Nasyra Handal
I'o ;k "ia- 4a rnee
In October the eighth grade elected five
students to the student government. These
five students were President Amanda Haynes,
Shalondan Hollingshed, Kelly Laslay, Shanon
Stuckman and Vanessa Sargent.
Right now the student government is
working on a variety of things to help raise
money for the eighth grade social. Some of
these fund raisers include selling candy grams
during the holidays, and having a can food
drive for the St. Francis House. If students
brought in their canned foods they were able
to go to the student-teacher basketball
The student government also helped
organize their class trip to camp kalaqua
which was a fun experience for everyone.
These students spend their meetings not
only taking care of business but also enjoy
getting to know there fellow students better.
They are not the only ones making the
decisions, the student government works
together with all of the eighth graders to make
sure everyone's opinion is heard. The student
government is continuing their fundraisers for
the eighth grade social. Their next project is
another can food drive for the St.
(\- Jennifer Hare
Abigail Heit Timothy Hoggard Ashley Holbrook
Shalondan Hollingshec Ivan Hoogesteijn
Curtis Jones Ryan Keohane
Juliana Ku Amanda Lawrence
students grab for a
drink at their eighth grade
feast day. Feast day was a timr.
for the students to bond.
Tiahna Luckie Robyn Marcus
Kristen McCarter Chase McDavid Ashley McDonald
Kenan McGill Latalyia McKnight Nathan McLaughlin
Raven Monroe Thomas Moser
'Bernard Williams, Sonya
Graham and Amanda Nutt sit
in the cafeteria at camp
kalaqua waiting for the buses
to pick them up.
and Amanda Haynes
take a break in
between classes. Both were on the
JV cheerleading squad,another perk of
being top of the middle school.
8th Grade 73
Shannon Murray Bradford Neel
Corey Osgood Joseph Pauzauskie
Jessica Reddish Tasheena Robinson
Eighth grade "
around their Thanksgiving
feast before eating. The kids
loved the great food.
Ellingham rushed to win
the water balloon race. Chris
was always spirited and tried as
hard as he could in every athletic
Sharon Simmons Kristin Sperring
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10. High school is not only about girlfriends
9. Your freshman year is not one that you
can blow off.
8. You won't be babied by your teachers
7. The work-load is much more.
6. You will have to attend after-school study
5. You must read your assigned books.
4. Drugs aren't cool no matter what your
friends say... smoking is uncool too.
3. Everybody still knows everybody's
2. You need to make an effort to hold onto
the values that are important to you.
1. School lunches still stink
and rollaway backpacks
do too; don't bring
them with you!
Bryan Tyson Danielle Warren
Vanessa Willkomm Demetris Wilson
Eric Stenberg Joel Stokes Shannon Stuckman
Alex Woodard Camille Wright
Eric Williams Ashley Williamson
Kayla Alford Amanda Andrews Merry Kathry Anthony
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Every class has those field trips that are all about
class bonding and class building. The 7th graders
went to Camp Kalaqua in hopes of becoming closer
and better friends. While they were at Camp Kalaqua,
many activities were planned to help them bond.
Mrs. Weller, a teacher and chaperone of this trip,
stated, This trip was all about team building."
That's exactly what the 7th graders did. There were
plenty of group activities that involved individual
efforts to help solve a problem as a team, and bond as
a class. In their spare time, they had fun swimming,
playing football, and competing in fun games. "I had
a great time at Camp Kalaqua. I got to know my
classmates a lot better, and had fun too," smiled 7th
grader Janine Williams.
Although this was the 7th graders only field trip
this year, they all had a great time in Camp Kalaqua
and hope for more fun field trips like this in the
E y Ba
Above: The 7th grade class poses for the camera before they
get on the bus for Camp Kalaqua.They were all very excited
about this field trip.
Laura Croley Rebecca Cumbaa
Danielle Dixon-Brown Candace Estes Ira Faupel
Shelby Gillis Michael Glendinning Joseph Goodnight
Above: A group of 7th
graders take a break from
having fun at Camp
Kalaqua. This was a
traditional field trip for the
Robert Hagan graders.
Top: 7th graders Nick
O'Kelley and Patrick
McEwen compete in a three-
legged race at Camp
Kalaqua. They were known
to be good friends.
7th Grade 77
Ashley Hankison Samuel Harlan
dbr i It
Samantha Heflin Bailey Holbrook Ashley Huff
James Huff Aaron Huggins Richard Hutson
Top: 7th graders Julius Long
and Joshua Irwin are the
DJ's for the middle school
dances. Middle schoolers
always had lots of fun at
Above: A group of 7th
grade girls camp out in front
of the library for their
Florida History class. This
was a great learning
experience for the 7th
Meghan Langlois Benjamin Lansford
Alexander Latour Stephanie Lloyd Jessica Locke
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Lisa Lucas Sarah Massey
James Pagliuca Raquel Petree
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The 7th graders had a very busy year. They
stayed busy with intramurals, field days, middle
school dances, a Tumblin' Creek project, and a
Florida History class camp out.
The intramurals were a fun and competitive. The
middle school had intramurals seven times this year.
They had basketball games, flag football, and other
relay games. Everyone had lots of fun during
The Tumblin' Creek project was put on by Coach
Scott. They went down to the creek and checked the
water quality. Every week they went back down to
the creek to clean out all of the trash. Mr.
Cunningham's Florida History class had a campout in
front of the P.K. library. They replicated a camp site
from the 18th century, and lived for one night, as if it
were the 18th century, in a camp site.
Life as a 7th grader was hectic for a few, so when
they had field days, it was a big relief. During these
field days, they went up to the top field and just had
fun. They played games, and relaxed. This was
always a nice break from the books for them.
The middle school dances were always a big thing
for the 7th graders. It was a great way for them to get
out on a Friday night, and have fun with all of their
friends. Since these dances were not just for the 7th
grade, it was a good way for them to get to know 6th
and 8th graders. They had all different kinds of
dances such as their Halloween dance, a Winter
Wonderland dance, and a Valentine's dance.
The 7th graders had a great but busy year this year.
They always seemed to be bonding as a class and
becoming more involved with our school.
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Jose Rosa William Seigler Marley Sewell
Middle of the Middle
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As I look back at my middle school years I think
of 7th grade as the most enjoyable. 7th grade is a
time to come of age. When you first get into 6th
grade, you feel like a deer in the headlights, too
frightened to move. 7th graders have moved past
that although they are not quite ready to face the
scary thought of high school.
7th grade is a time of being in the middle. Not
only is seventh grade the middle of middle school,
but it is also the middle between high school and
elementary. The seventh graders are on the brink of
being adults. Privileges and opportunities are
available to the middle of the middle school that
aren't to any younger class. Camp Kulaqua, the field
trip that all students look forward to happens during
the seventh grade. Moving up to seventh grade is
an unforgettable experience. It is the first time that
you realize that you're growing up; you will be the
one teaching the incoming sixth graders the ropes of
Being the middle of the middle is a wonderful
experience. Most of your time is spent with your
friends laughing at a joke or trying to squeeze in
one last childhood game. You can feel your
adulthood chasing you down; that's why all seventh
graders live it up and have the time of their lives
while they still can.
Loreley Vander Laan
Stephanie Waters John Watkins
Marissa Whitter Janine Williams Mark Williams
Kelsey Winfrey Andrew Yarmola Matthew Youngblood
Above:From left seventh
graders Nicholas Hauzer, James
Pagliuca, and Aaron Huggins show
their school spirit. It's never too
young to dress up for spirit week.
Left: From left seventh graders
Raquel Petree, Shelby Gillis and
Kelsey Winfrey were all dressed up
for "Sports day". The seventh
grade girls had just as much spirit as
7th Grade 81
Moving up to middle school was and is
both fun, and a bit scary. Making new friends
and getting to know new teachers is kind of
strange and different from just being with the
same kids all of your life. Last year I felt like
one of the older kids, and then I moved up to
sixth grade and now I fee like one of the
younger kids again. It's not the best feeling,
but you get used to it.
It's weird having to get to know more than
one teacher because I am so used to just being
with the same teacher almost the whole day
every day. Now I have to go from class to
class carrying a backpack full of books from
one teacher to the next. I guess you get the
hang of it after a while, but it is extremely
different from my past years of school where
your books all stay in your desk and your
backpack in your "cubby" with your friends
right next to you. It's not like that anymore.
I know you can make new friends at any
grade level, but for me moving up to middle
school meant making new friends. When
you're new and almost everyone else has been
at PK for their whole life or even part of it, it's
hard to make friends. Everyone already has
their "crowd" that they hang out with.
Luckily I already had at least one friend so I
got to build up from that. I also played
volleyball and that helped me fit in too. It
took a few weeks, but I did finally fit in.
Moving up to middle school has been great
so far. It has been a wonderful year. I hope
the rest of my middle school year will be
somewhat the same as my sixth grade year
Showing their true
colors, sixth graders
Preston Jones and James
Hager get pepped up for
spirit week. The
schoolers always had
Mr. Steele gives one of
his famous lectures to a
group of sixth graders.
A field day wasn't an
excuse for not learning.
John Ames Geoffrey Anderson Michael Anderson
Brittany Bastien Edward Beatty Meagan Bergmann Frank Boe
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Brittany Byrd Giorgio Campanaro Christopher Caro
Ashley Crump Alexanderia Days
William Derry Rachel Dillard
Evan Eas sterling
Adio Faucher-Mutima Joseph Ferreira
Kelly Flunker 6th Grade 83
6th Grade 83
Shannon Gillis Janna Goachee
Bianca Gras Chad Graziano James Hager
Stephen Hooghuis Jai Hutchinson Saleha Huuda
Rebecca Ingram Janelle Jackson
Rebecca Ingram Janelle Jackson
Preston Jones Kelly Lasley
Preston Jones Kelly Lasley
Sixth grader Brittany
Bastien dressed up in her
pajamas. Sixth graders
wanted to feel relaxed on
the famous "Pajama
Busting a move, Willy
Powers and Sterling Jewel
show their moves at the
middle school dance.
Dances were a fun break
from the hectic sixth grade
This is my first year in middle school. It is a lot
different from elementary school, in a good way.
There have been many changes for me in middle
school: I changed schools, I switched classes every
period for the first time, and I met a lot of new people.
The most challenging thing in middle school is
switching classes every period. The good thing
about changing classes is that I get to see so many
new things. It is not only hard switching classes, but
I switched schools all in the same year!
Switching schools is very hard. None of my
friends from last year came to P.K. with me. I miss the
simplicity of elementary school, but at the same time
I get to see and learn so many different skills and
facts. I had to make new friends, but I still miss my
I do like to meet new people, the principal, the
teachers and most of all my classmates. I think the
first day at school is very exciting. You never know
who you are going to meet or what they will act like
toward you. The majority of the people I have met
this year are all very nice and helpful. I have made so
many new friends this year it still amazes me!
Moving up to middle school is challenging,
different and exciting. Now I am just looking
forward to next year because I cannot wait to see who
I will meet and what I will learn. This time I am
going to be accustomed to switching classes and I
will have some friends with me. Moving up to
middle school was hard for me for a little while, but I
realize no how much fun it can be!
Chistopher Mathews Jessica McCord Ke'Van McGill Samuel McPherson
6th Grade 85
10. Not Knowing where to go on the
first day of school
9. Being late to your classes
8. Losing your locker combination
6. Being a new kid
5. Trying out for your favorite sport
4. Five teachers and classes instead of
3. Seventh graders
2. Eighth graders
1. High schoolers
Sixth grader Kayla Heron
dances in the cafeteria.
Kayla was one of many
who laughed the whole
night with her friends at
teacher Mr. Steele shows
his feminine side. At
times intimidating, Mr.
Steele was a great
Shannon Pollock Kyle Pons
Alfredo Savo Rachel Sexton Celeste Sims
Alina Thompson Jessie Townsend Cory Tucker Keenan Walsh Brandy Waters
Hope Wegener Erica Williams
Kathy Bastien Terry Baxter
Julie English Bryan Garey
David Holt Stephanie Imbres
Ae iay t 0 .' I. K. s
-Your diet consists of "Taco Bell" burritos
and animal crackers
-You still call Mrs. Ruszczyk Mrs. Millisor
-Your fingertips are permanently stained
-You look forward to Thursday when you
can sneak food into the library
-You begin to agree with Peter McCall
-You can't remember who was director
when you were hired
-You go through withdrawal without your
daily "pat" from Chris Morris
-The PK. Way has filtered into your home
-Your office mate is a former student
-Your crowning achievement is getting
McCall's candle at Christmas
-You remember when Dr. Becht had not
been struck by lightening
-You no longer count tardies
-You think the dress code involves a white
sheet of paper stuck in your door
Karla Lee Joseph Locke
Mrs. Stocker was a teacher I will never forget, nor will
anyone who sat a day in her classroom. She was the ultimate
teacher. She would get excited when we understood new things,
things she took the time to explain over and over again. Her
teaching did not stop in the classroom or with science. She was
also the sponsor for the middle school student government. Mrs.
Stocker took the time to make our ideas reality. Whether
through school dances (which she attended faithfully) or garage
sales Mrs. Stocker was the force behind our middle school
Beyond the dances, and science Mrs. Stocker enjoyed
watching us grow. She valued our opinions (which is rare for a
teacher) and gave us a place to express them. She cared about
her students; she treated them as equals. Many students, myself
included, felt comfortable enough with Mrs. Stocker to tell her
about things going on in our life or out of school; whether it be
about a boy or even my dog, she would always listen. One time
Mrs. Stocker cooked ginger bread cookies for the entire 6th
grade at our first middle school dance. She would do things like
that, and so much more that made her so special. We should all
be thankful we had a tough teacher, devoted sponsor, and friend
like Mrs. Stocker.
Carol Lowe Debbie Lutz
Iona Malanchuk Debbie Maligno
Brian Marchman Peter McCall
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Loretta Robinson Sharon Robinson Debbie Savage Peggy Sedlacek
Shirley Ann Sirmons
Jere Steele Shelley Stocker Anna Marie Tijerino Fran Vandiver
marched in the
Stephanie Warmoth Kristin Weller
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92 Sports Division
state. More impocrtant tha4// that ie ojutone' of our sporty is
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Sports Division 93
always been a
big part of P.K.
remember when I
was in the first
grade and the
won state. Each
to shake the
hand of the
team in their
"P.K. Just Did
It was such a
big deal, and
even though P.K.
excels in sports
it took us
almost 10 years
to do "it"
and even some
waited for the
believe in the
years to come
P.K. will win
many more state
If you had to
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would have to
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Sports Division 95
The Blue Wave football team enjoyed its
finest season in school history
At the outset of football season, everyone
believed that the Blue Wave was primed to have
an average season at best; except for the players,
who thought from the first day of practice that
they had a chance to make a run at a state
The Wave began the season with a few new
faces on the coaching staff. The Blue Wave
defensive coordinator was Randy Scott who came
over from GHS. After a successful career
coaching JV, the man in charge of the linemen
was hard working Ivan "the Cuban Connection"
Chicola. Coaching the defensive backs would be
no other than P.K. graduate Walter Booth, who
just finished his four years at Furman where he
was an All Conference Safety. Helping Ivan with
the line was Roy Silvers. Head Coach John
Clifford was the man who put the winning
formula together. "Great things can happen when
you get a wonderfully talented group of kids that
love playing football together," Cliffdog said.
"This season is a perfect example of that."
It most certainly was. The 2000 season proved
to be the best ever, not just for Coach Clifford, but
in school history. The Blue Wave captured their
second straight district championship by finishing
7-0 in district play. The Wave also became only
the third team in school history to finish 10-0 in
regular season play. The last time it happened,
Coach Clifford was a senior in high school and a
member of the Coral Gables 1968 state
championship team. This year's team also made
history by making it to the third round of the
playoffs-the only team to ever do so.
Seniors Luke Groce, Maurice
Monroe, Kelvin Thomas and Ben
Black approach mid-field as captains
for the coin toss. Coach Clifford
tried to choose a new group of seniors
to represent the team each game.
Timmy Youngblood turns the corner
and lowers his shoulder to gain much
needed yardage. Timmy was often
found speeding by defenders.
Top left to right: Coach Walter Booth, Mike Heflinger. Kai Chow, Dan Massey,
Maurice Monroe, Jake Goolsby, Marquase Lovings, T.L. Clinefelter, Mike
Ruegger, Paul Thompson, Davin McCray, Robert Egberts, James Silvers, Lance
Lawson, Markus Alik Scott, Jeremy Parker, Flint Wipke, John Egberts, Coach
Randy Scott and Coach Roy Silvers. Kneeling from left to right: Coach Ivan
Chicola. Adam Poppell, Eric Jewell, Eric Rutledge, Ralph Jackson, Noah
Daigen, Jimmie O'Neal, Stefan Gainey, Adam Strong, Louis Kalivoda. Cedric
O'Neal, Kyle McCrery, Cory Mitchell, Marvin McTaw, Timmy Youngblood and
Coach John Clifford. Sitting: Elliott Martin, Marlon Awuma. Chris Mudra, Brian
Williams, Jeremy Martin, Michael Booth, David Wright, Stevie Long, Ryan
Not Pictured: Black Tony "Mac" Stevenson.
Undefeated District CHAMPIONS!!!! The Blue Wave football team celebrates finishing 7-0 in their
district with a photo in front of the scoreboard after defeating their final district opponent, Trenton.
Coach Clifford nearly achieved his dream of actually being in the championship picture, but Flint
Wipke had other plans.
96 Varsity Football
Chris Luca drags a defender while
throwing up the east coast sign.
Chris was the team's star end.
Marion Awuma readies himself for
the next play. Marion was known
for his fierce "D".
defeated in 2000
The 2000 J.V. Football team finished with a
Perfect: Lacking nothing essential to the
whole; complete of its nature or kind.
This is the only word to describe the j.v.
football team following its 7-0 season. The team
achieved this perfect season under head coach
Micah Byars, line coach Jay Miller, and wide
receiver/ defensive back coach Sloan Anderson.
The season is the first of its kind, referring to
the undefeated team, during John Clifford's fifteen
year reign as the head of P.K. Yonge's football
program. "A lot of schools fail to see the
importance of the j.v. football team," said
Cliffdog. "I have always seen the j.v. football team
as our program's future." This point was well
proven when j.v. players such as Jeremy Martin,
Mike Booth and Chris Mudra joined the varsity
team at the conclusion of the j.v. season.
The team was led by quarterback Jeremy
Martin. His play making ability contributed
greatly to the team's success. With great displays
of athletisism from players like the Luca's (known
for their pre-game "show"), Mudra (the cookie
tosser) and company, the J.V. Football team
enjoyed possibly its best season in school history.
#4 IN -
Andrew Michael Booth blows by the outstretched fingers of defenders in hot pursuit of the
endzone. As the go-to guy, Drew frequently found the endzone this season.
Back, left to right: Chris Luca, Robert Egberts, Dan
Massey, Brent Green, Kai Chow, Evan Pollitt, Philip
Hooghuis. John McCloud, Row 2: Chase McDavid,
Michael Booth, Noah Daigen, Marlon Awuma, Evrett
Easterling, Rashaad Robinson, Marcus Williams, Alex
Poser, Dean Faupel. Row 3:Trey Rapczak, Aaron Daigen,
Blake McDavid, John Heard, Ryan Luca, Eric ouko Colin
Casey,Front Row: Chris Lesch, Jason Bergman. Nick
Mudra. Nissim Gaines, Ryan Brown, Greg Andrson, Leroy
Johnson, Chris Mudra, Jeremy Martin
SSurprise! Jeremy Martin keeps the option and sprints
towards the endzone. Did he ever pitch it?
J.V Football 99
Wave Volleyball Makes History in 2000
The team collapsed together as the final point hit
Baker's court. Teammates from the bench, and fans from
the stands swarmed the court as they celebrated in one
large, sweaty mass- the much deserved State Title.
The 2000 Blue Wave volleyball season was one fans,
coaches, and players alike will never forget. Ever since
the tragic loss in the final four last season, the team
looked forward to the 2000 season as a second chance
for the title. The 2000 varsity volleyball team worked
harder than any previous team to reach this monumental
height. From two-a-days, to spending almost every
weekend together, the volleyball team combined skill,
athleticism, and team unity to have a successful season.
The season highlights included beating Oak Hall 4
out of the 6 times we played them, including for the
regional championship, winning the Top Five
Tournament, Bronson Tournament, and Fernandina
Beach Tournament, and of course, winning the State
Championship. This was a memorable season for all
those involved: fans, family, coaches, and of course the
players. The historic season will be remembered by all.
8th grader Megan DeLuca and seniors
Lori and Laura Moore take a quick
breather while they wait for the other
team to return the ball. All of these
ladies were great passers.
8th grader Nirelle Hampton gets low
to pass the ball while junior Kate
Creveling watches in the background.
Nirelle could always be counted on
for a settable pass.
Volleyball team bottom row, left to right:
Kasey Heron, Megan DeLuca, Sam Sprague,
Elizabeth Farmer, Kate Creveling. 2nd row:
Lauren Cockerham, Nirelle Hampton, Marcie
Hampton, Katie Osgard, Laura Moore and
Freshman super star Marcie Hampton goes
up for a block while the other team looks
on with horror. Marcie was unstoppable
when she played her game.
Volleyball seniors Lori Moore, Sam Sprague, and Laura Moore smile sweetly
three provided great leadership on and off the court.
at the camera. These
Freshman Kristen Grant looks on
as 7th grader Janine Williams
passes the ball. Thses two ladies um p, Set, Spike
worked well together.
Sophomore Lauren Lehman sets up JV Volleyball comes into its own
7th grader Sara Masley. The two
were not only teammates but
The j.v. volleyball team consisted of many new
J.V. Volleyball faces. The team only returned one player from last
Schedule year, posing a challenge for new coach Mindy
Date 1 Opponent Result Augustine. The team struggled at first but
eventually became a close knit group. The team
8/28 Willishton L consisted of two sophomores, three freshmen and
9/1 Bishop KennyL the rest middleschoolers. All of us being able to
9/16 St. Johns W play together at such a young age allows us to
9/11 St. Johns W
9/1J2 Oak Hall L grow together as a team, volleyball-wise," said
9/14 Buchholz L freshmen Casey McCrery. The j.v. captains were
9/14 Buchholz L
Kristen Grant, Lauren Lehman, and 7th grade
9/21 Williston L
standout Janine Williams. Janine and Kristen
9/26 Hawthorne W provided a lot of the height at the net for the j.v.
10/10 Hawthorne L team. With so many returning players next year,
10/10 Hawthorne L the j.v. volleyball team should be a force to be
10/12 Oak Hall L
With so much interest in the middle school
li0ld e concerning volleyball, Coach Ellie Elliott formed
Middle School two teams. The blue team practiced three times a
Schedule A week and the white team practiced twice. Even
Date Opponent Result though the blue team was the team that played in
9/6 St. John L games, the white team was able to gain experience
9/11 St. John L playing volleyball in practice and scrimmages.
9/12 Oak Hall L The many youngsters interested in volleyball
9/26 Hawthorne W insures a successful program for years to come.
10/10 Hawthorne L4
10/12 Oak Hall L -Kate Creveling
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Middle School Volleyball Team bottom row, left to right:
Ashley Williamson, Sharon Simmons, Ana Perez, Brandi
Waters, -----------. Kayla Heron. 2nd row: Coach
Elliott, Meghan Langlois, Jessica Reddish, Carrie Fraser,
Shelby Gillis, Danielle Brown, and Quinshara Dawson.
J.V. Volleyball team bottom row, left to right: Kelley Flournoy, Nasyra Handal, Haley Osbrach,
Stephanie Waters, Sarah Massey, Rande Grant. 2nd row: Coach Augustine, Lauren Lehman, Nicole 8th grader Nasyra Handal aggressively serves up the ball
Langlois, Casey McCrery, Ryo Kaneko, Kristen Grant, and Janine Williams. for the Blue Wave. Nasyra was a strong setter for the j.v.
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Golf Team Swings into Season
The Blue Wave golf team entered the season
with high expectations. They finished the regular
season with the best golf record in the history of
P.K. Yonge golf at 15-5. The team was led by
senior Uriah Gravois in his fourth season and
eigth grader David Dilibero in his third season.
Completing the team were Jeff Kearney, Justin
"That's Money" Chance, Darren Jones, and Evan
"E-Walk" Walker who were also key to the team's
success. The team was coached by second year
head coach Jack Creveling and assistant coach
J.J. Dilibero. These two coaches were previously
on the team themselves and had great knowledge
when it came to the game.
The Blue Wave beat area teams such has
Eastside, Oak Hall, The Rock, and Country Side
Christian. In the county tournament the team
finished an impressive third place. Following
that, the Blue Wave went to districts and ended up
in second place out of fifteen teams. Senior Uriah
Gravois added, It has been a great four years for
me. I have had a lot of fun experiences playing
this game and I wish the best of luck to all of the
teams and players who come through the P.K.
Yonge program." -Cory Mitchell
Golf Team bottom row, left to right: Justin Chance,
David Dilibero, Evan Walker. 2nd row: Assistant Coach
J.J. Dilibero, Jeff Kearney, Uriah Gravois, Darren Jones
and Head Coach Jack Creveling.
Senior Uriah Gravois concentrates hard on his putt.
Uriah was counted on to make key putts in pressure
Sophomore Darren Jones and
freshman Evan Walker survey the
next hole. They both were
consistent golfers when it came to
Sophomore Justin Chance
contemplates his next shot. Justin
was known to be a visual thinker.
Senior Uriah Gravois displays the word "Captain" embroidered into his sleeve, as fellow senior Jeff
Kearney smiles at the camera. Jeff and Uriah offered great leadership to a very young team.
Date Opponent Result
8/31 Santa Fe L
8/31 Bradford W
9/5 Bradford W
9/7 Williston W
9/12 Oak Hall L
9/12 Union Co. W
9/13 Eastside W
9/19 Bradford W
9/26 Interlachen W
9/28 Countryside W
9/28 Keystone W
10/3 Keystone W
10/5 Gainesville L
10/5 Countryside W
10/10 Interlachen W
10/11 Williston W
10/11 Oak Hall L
10/11 Chiefland W
10/17 Gainesville L
10/17 Oak Hall W
10/19 County Tourn 3rd
10/23 Districts 2nd
Sophomore StacyDyson and her
fellow squad members try to
pump it up with a death defying
rendition of "P.K.Yeah". That
cheer was a favorite among fans.
Junior cheerleader Heather Brown
intensely cheers on the football
team. Heather was known for her
leadership on the squad.
ring It On
Ready? Let's Go!!!!
This was a rebuilding year for the varsity
cheerleading squad. With almost no one returning
from last year's squad, and a very young coach,
Amy Pavlik, there was a lot of work to be done.
The one senior, Alana Lawson, provided guidance
and encouragement for all the younger girls.
Juniors Heather Brown, Lori Singerman and Carey
Richards also added experience to this young
group. Everyone on the team was very talented
and had no trouble picking up on the the new
stunts, chants, and cheers the new coach
The squad practiced on Tuesdays and
Thursday. They helped the team win by cheering
at every football and basketball game. The
varsity squad had a lot of team unity to them.
Before all the games most of the girls would go
out to eat together. By the end of the season the
squad had become very close, and enjoyed
spending time with each other. Since only one
member will be leaving this year, next year's team
should be very experienced and ready to cheer.
Cheerleading this year provided all the girls with
many fun memories and experiences. We are all
looking forward to next year. -Heather Brown
Senior Alana Lawson strikes a sexy pose for the camera. Alana, although the lone senior among the
varsity cheerleaders, still had what it took to lead the squad throughout the whole season.
The varsity squad bottom row left to right,
Heather Brown, Coach Amy, Lori Singerman, Stacy
Dyson, middle row: Chantel Fitz, Alana Lawson, Brenda
Pagliuca, Brittany Williams, Caroline Chance. 3rd row:
Carey Richards, Tamera Crockrell, and Lindsay Dalbec.
Freshman Tamera Crockrell shows her great flexibility
and team spirit. Tamera was a key leader on the varsity
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I yet's Go Blue Wave!
SJV Cheerleaders Show Strengh in Number
The j.v. cheerleading experience took a lot of
patience and cooperation. Sponsor Mrs.
Robinson wanted to give all of the girls who
wanted to cheer the opportunity, from 6th graders
to freshmen. With such a large squad the team
learned the essentials of working together. With
sacrifice and teamwork the freshmen and j.v.
pulled through. They held car wahes, cheered at
every pep ralley and j.v. football game during the
"It was a very tiring season, but in the end all
the hard work was worth it!" stated a freshman
cheerleader. Although the team had their ups and
downs, thanks to their devoted sponsor Mrs.
Robinson, they had a successful season.
Compiled mostly of middleschoolers and a few
freshmen the team was full of inexperience. Led
by captains Michelle Williams and Amanda
Haynes the team didn't show their youth when
performing. "Without our captains it would have
been a real tough season," commented a j.v.
cheerleader. All in all the season was a great
success, and everyone is looking forward to next
-Vanessa Sargent & Kate Creveling
A group of j.v. cheerleaders gather in the stands at a
varsity football game. The ladies supported the varsity
cheerleaders as well as the football players.
8th grader Haley Levin and 9th grader Melissa McEwen
cheer on the crowd at a j.v. football game. The girls
could always be counted on for a smile.
A group of j.v. cheerleaders cheers
in sync at a football game.
The ladies practiced many hours
to become so good.
6th grader Kali Tenbieg puts her
hands together for the fighting Blue
Wave. Kali was one of the many
6th graders who participated on the
J.V. Cheerleading Squad bottom row, left to right: Stephanie Lloyd, Tasheen Robinson, Jessica
Locke, Amanda Lawrence, Kali Tenbieg, Juliana Ku. 2nd row: Tiahna Lukie. Haley Levin, Vanessa
Sargent, Aaron Brame, Bailey Holbrook, Carissa Beck, Ebony Smallwood, Kelsey Winfrey. 3rd row:
Melissa McEwen, Amanda Haynes. Heather Lawrence, and Kristin Sperring
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Lelia Halback, Crystal Groce, Vicki
Bennett and Jenna Rowland cheese
for the camera after their big
district race. ______
Sophomore Crystal Groce runs Cross Country program is revived for a
proudly towards the finish line.
Crystal was a great leader for the thrilling season
The cross country team experienced great success
considering that the team was non-existent a year ago.
Juniors Danny Fay, Brendan Ebersole-Boswell, Paul
Orfield and senior C.C. Jones led the boys' team.
Sophomore Crystal Groce and junior Vicki Bennett were
the experienced runners for the girls. Although practice
Cross Country started two weeks late, the coaches Cozwell Depeiza and
Jim Smart made up for the lost time with everyday
Date Meet Result workouts and races every weekend.
9/28 Bronson Although the season started off roughly, the team
Invitational made strides after their first meet. "I was nervous before
10/7 Panther every meet," junior Brendan Boswell panted after a long
Invitational .. 4.5-mile workout. The entire cross-country team knew
10/11 Oak Hall .., how Brendan felt. We all had a pit in our stomach before
Invitational .. the gunshot starting the race. Both the boys and girls
10/14 Columbia County kept moving through the races and made an impressive
Invitational showing at districts. The boys made it all the way to
10/18 Cedar Key Regional Finals where we raced against some of the
Invitational fastest runners in the state. With every breath and stride,
10/21 Greater Gainesville every runner felt pride as they crossed the finish line with
Invitational PRK. Yonge written on their jersey.
11/2 District Meet, -Danny Fay
11/11 Regional Meet,
Cross Country Team bottom row, left to right: Paul
Orfield, Crystal Groce, Jenna Rowland, Lelia Halback,
-.. Vicki Bennett, Jenna Rowland, Lauren Bradley. 2nd row:
Coach Depeiza, Craig Thomas, Brendon Ebersole-Boswell,
W Danny Fay, C.C. Jones, Simon Crider, Josh Sparks, David
Lauren Bradley takes her role as "leader of the pack" in a district race. While Lauren didn't Lane, and Coach Smart
participate in all of the races, most people believe that she has the potential to become an
outstanding runner. Although it's not clear if he is in first or last place, it's
obvious that junior Danny Fay is dedicated to winning
the race. Danny helped lead the cross country team to
regionals this year.
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lTe Bkeep rooting
The Blue Wave shoot away
Freshman Eric Rutledge lines up
for a free throw with teammates
looking on. He was one of the
many key players this year.
Sophomore Jeremy Martin goes up
for a lay up. Being the point guard
of the team, he found a way to dish
people the ball.
With first year varsity head coach Mark Griseck,
the Blue Wave had big expectations coming into
the season. With an unexpected first round lost
last year to Dunnellon, the team was determined
not to let that happen again. The Blue Wave
started off the season 0-3, but quickly picked it up
winning 12 of 13 games. That run included
winning the Mount Dora Holiday Tournament
against the top teams in 3A.
Leading the way for the Blue Wave was sharp
shooter Terry Williams. Terry averaged about 29
points a game. He was one of the areas leading
score. Supporting Terry were the two big men,
Andrew Dupree and Jeremy Davis. Being 6'7",
Andrew gave matchup problems to most teams
they played this year.
This was a very successful season; the team met
a lot of goals. Marquase "Showtime" Lovings
commented, "At the end of the season we really
started to gel and come together, and I feel with
the best shooter in the state you never know what
The Blue Wave ended their season at Lakeland
at the final four, but with a young team the Blue
Wave hoped to repeat their success in seasons to
come. Cory Mitchell
Boys' Basketball bottom row, left to right: Alik Scott,
Chauncey Lampkin, Eric Jewell, Jeremy Martin, Brian
Williams, Cory Mitchell. 2nd row: Jeremy Davis,
Marquase Lovings, Andrew Dupree, Bryan Booth,
Terry Williams, and Eric Rutledge.
Senior Terry Williams brings the ball up-court. The
team relied on him for his scoring and his leadership on
Seniors, left to right: Alik Scott, Andrew Dupree, Brian Williams, Terry Williams and Bryan Booth.
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Sophomore Michael Booth drives
through his opponents. Michael
was the team leader and brought
lots of experience to the team.
Sophomore Marcus Williams goes
up for a shot. He was a consistent
scoring for the team.
_.\'./ Freshman Basketball Hoop It Up
The j.v. team joined old faces with new.
Returning players such as Michael Booth, John
McCloud, and Marcus Williams combined with
eight new players to form one of the best j.v.
teams in the area. Although experienced, Coach
Brian Marchman in his first year as head coach
was a large part of this team's success. "Coaching
at P.K. certainly has its advantages. At a K-I12
school, young players get involved in the
program earlier and develop skills sooner than
our opponents. This pays dividends for the j.v.
and freshmen teams," added coach Marchman.
Some of the team's greatest accomplishments
were winning the City Champioship and beating
area and district teams along the way.
Developing the freshmen team was first year
coach, Andrew France. Coach France had the
task of getting a young freshmen team ready for
their future in P.K. Yonge basketball. Not having
the greatest of practice facilities (practicing
outside most of the time) they made the best of it.
Leading the way for the team was Greg Anderson
and the big man in the middle, Everett Beeghley.
This Freshmen team worked very hard to make
this season one of the best that P.K. Yonge has
had. -Cory Mitchell
Freshmen Basketball team bottom row, left to right:
Greg Anderson, Scott Andrade, Sterling Jewell, Willie
Powers, Ben Lansford. 2nd row: Kai Chow, Everett
Beeghley, Evan Pollitt, Max Hoggard, Noah Daigen.
Sophomore Chris Mudra follows through after his shot.
Chris's sweet stroke was a big part of the team's success
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J. V. Schedule
Date Opponent Result
12/7 Chiefland W
12/9 Keystone Hts. W
12/14 Newberry W
12/16 Clearwater W
1/4 Dixie County W
1/6 Gainesville W
1/6 Buchholz W
1/12 Williston W
1/13 Dixie County W
1/16 Newberry W
1/25 Interlachen W
1/26 Gainesville W
1/27 Keystone Hts. W
2/2 Williston W
2/3 Chiefland W
2/6 Eastside W
2/9 Buchholz W
11/28 Buchholz W
12/2 Gainesville W
12/7 Oak Hall W
12/12 C'tryside C. W
12/18 Bronson W
1/6 Gainesville W
1/6 Buchholz L
1/16 Bronson W
1/20 The Rock W
1/23 C'tryside C. W
1/26 Gainesville L
2/9 Buchholz L
J.V. Basketball team bottom row, left to right: Kevin Weiss, Greg Anderson, Dakari Burnett M.ri..u
Williams, Michael Booth. 2nd row: Coach Marchman, Alex Poser, Kenny Broadway, Evercii
Beeghley, Alex Huggins, John McCloud, Chris Mudra, Coach Lee.
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Varsity Basketball gets a Facelift
Sophomore Maxine Williams
dribbles to the hole for her famous
jump shot. Maxine provided
leadership for the young team.
8th grader Ashley McDonald easily
takes the ball to the basket. Ashley's
swift moves and great shot made her
a force to reckon with on the court.
The Lady Wave varsity basketball team came
into the season with high expectations. After a
final four appearance last year, great things were
expected from the 2000-2001 team. Great things
expected, but would the young team deliver?
The teams schedule was a tough one, including
such championship teams as Buchholz, FAMU,
and Quincy Shanks. The absence of last year's
four seniors played a toll on the young team,
"Leadership was a definite issue this season;
nobody seemed to fill the roll of the seniors last
year," commented senior She'reka Williams.
However, the team put their troubles behind them
by the later part of the season, and that much-
awaited championship team emerged.
The Lady Wave beat Hawthorne for their
second straight district championship in a down-
to-the-wire game. However they weren't so
fortunate in the regional final game, when they
were ousted by University Chirstian. The Lady
Waves accomplishment of making the elite eight
was nothing to be ashamed of, and with so many
players returning next season, another
championship year could be in the future.
Basketball team bottom row, left to right: Kate Creveling, Carla
McKnight, Sherita Johnson, Megan Callahan. 2nd row: Robin
Bryant, She'reka Williams, Maxine Williams, Jennifer Ladner,
Ashley McDonald. 3rd row: Coach Larry Moore, Claire Tillman,
Nirelle Hampton, Shalondan Hollingshed, Alisha Williams, Marcie
Hampton, and Coach Rebecca.
Senior Claire Tillman fights to get a good shot. Claire
was an aggressive rebounder for the team.
Seniors She'reka Williams, Claire Tillman, and Robin Bryant take a minute to pose before a game.
These ladies have been in the program for many years and will be missed next year.
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Seventh Grader LaTrisha Campbell
tries to shake off a defender at the
point. LaTrisha showed how she
could handle the rock consistently.
Eighth Grader Shannon Stuckman
takes a wide open jumper. Shannon
was one of the leading scorers on the
Solve and Basketball
A season to remember...
With the j.v. girls' basketball team recieving a
new coach, the season was very unpredictable.
The success by the team seemed a bit distant. A
tough schedule and rigorous practices made it
very hard for the the girls to stay focused. This
was overcome by the girls showing that they
could be successful. Despite a few losses and some
tough away games the squad stayed focused and
never gave up. Many key players helped to lead
the team to success. Players such as Adonis
Lindsey, Michelle Williams, Shannon Stuckman,
and Suzanne Brunson were among these key
Some of the highlights of the season were
beating Buchholz, and beating Dixie County with
a last second shot by Danielle Brown. These
ladies really handled pressure well.
Hard work is the key to every team's success.
All it takes is a motivating coach and players that
are willing to work together and communicate.
This year had many ups and downs. The important
thing is that the ups outweigh the downs. This
was a year of preparation for the manyseasons to
come. Peter Andrade
Sophomore Suzanne Brunson hustles down the court to help out her teammate. Suzanne gave it
her all throughout the season.
J.V. girls' basketball team bottom row, left to right: Kenan
McGill, Suzanne Brunson. Middle row, left to right:
Michelle Williams, Trisha Campbell, Kevan McGill,
Shannon Stuckman. Top row, left to right: Coach Emil
Kanji, Lakesha Peterson, Christie Barber, Adonis Lindsey,
Danielle Brown, Sarah Massey, and Coach Theo Valles.
Seventh Grader Sara Massey drives to the lane against an
Oak Hall defender. Sara's handles were a key to the success
of the j.v. squad.
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1jickin' it With the Boys
A dominant season for the Blue Wave.....
The soccer team was filled with exuberance for
the 2000-01 season with a strong returning core
made up of Bryan Kotait, Graham Ervin, Travis
Witt, and Josh Sparks. Add transfers, Chris
Joseph, Darnell Joseph, and Tyler Nitopi and the
upcoming season looked to rival last years final
four appearance. The Blue Wave boys gained a lot
of experience by attending a pre-season
tournament at Lake Mary High School and a mid-
season tournament at Edgewater High School also
located in Orlando. The boys played many big-
time programs at these tournaments and showed
the state that they for real and here to stay.
The soccer team started with a bang and
finished even stronger with their regular season L
record of 19-2-2 and recieved votes as one of the
top ten teams in the state. With a strong season
under their belts, the Blue Wave went into the
district tournament with the number one seed. The
blue wave would wrap up a successful season with
a district and regional championship. Their second
straight appearance in the state final four.
Senior Chris Joseph advances the
ball down field. Chris was a leading
senior on the team.
Junior Kyle McCrery tries to steal
the ball from the opposing team.
Kyle was a big part of the team's
, ' ..'
Top row, left to right: Coach Chad Buckmaster,
Mohammad Gulistan, Tyler Nitopi, Kyle McCrery, Arin
Amat, Graham Ervin, Bobby Sawyer, Jeff Kearney,
Jarret Knuth, Marc Brotherson, Coach Jeremy Witt,
middle row: Bryan Kotait, Rashaad Robinson, Daniel
Morgan, Chris Joseph, Guillermo Valle. Josh Sparks,
Everett Easterling, bottom row: Travis Witt
Senior Tyler Nitopi heads the ball to his teammates.
Tyler was one of the team's many skilled players.
Senior class of 2001 top row, left to right: Graham Ervin, Tyler Nitopi, Travis Witt. Jeff Kearney.
Bryan Kotait. Bottom Row: Mohammad Gulistan, and Chris Joseph.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Date Opponent Result
11/10 Lake Mary L
11/11 Lake Howell W
11/14 Sante Fe W
11/20 Fort White W
11/21 Ocala Forest W
11/28 Eastside W
11/30 Keystone W
12/4 Eastside W
12/5 St. John's W
12/11 Columbia L
12/12 Eastside W
12/15 Newberry W
12/16 Tampa Prep T
12/18 GHS T
1/5 Keystone L
1/9 Interlachen W
1/10 Columbia W
1/11 Newberry W
1/16 St. Johns W
1/23 Paxon W
1/25 Santa Fe W
1/31 Ft. White W
2/2 Newberry W
2/8 Mt. Dora W
2/13 Pensacoal Cath. W
2/16 Jaxsonville Epis. W
2/23 Bishop Verot L
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Dylan Hayes-Morrison goes down
to the ground to stop a would-be
goal. He was known for his good
hands and quick reflexes.
James Huff works the ball towards
the goal. James proved to be a
talented athlete for the Blue Wave.
Lakota Friedman and Nick Constantino warm up together before a big game. The two were firm
believers in the old saying, practice makes perfect.
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Thejv soccer team enjoyed a wonderfully
successful season. Composed mainly of middle
schoolers, the team took on many area
powerhouses. The teams that were defeated by
the Blue Wave included Fort White High,
Newberry High, Ocala Forest, and Sante Fe. The
most disappointing moment of the season came by
way of a one point loss to the city champion
As everyone expected, the young team
displayed a great deal of talent this season. With a
record of 8-3-1, this year was good not only for the
players but also head varsity coach Jeremy Witt.
"As a head coach, you always watch the jv squad
to see what kind of players will be playing for you
in the future," Witt cemented. "After watching
this group of kids, I am eagerly anticipating the
day that they will join the varsity team."
The season was best described by youngster
James Huff. "I think we had a great season.
Everyone loved playing soccer and we are all good
friends. Overall, the season was just a lot of fun,
and I am looking forward to next year.
Jv Soccer team top row, left to right: Coach Depeiza,
Umar Gulistan, Phillip Carvel, Peter Flipowiez, Lakota
Friedman, Bryan Licigna, Ben Kunkle, Travis Hasson,
Jared Lucas, Coach Hasson. Second row: Evan
Easterling, Nick Constantino, Nick Hauser, Aaron
Higgins, James Huff, Jacob Eskew, James Pagliuca, James
Hayer. Ground: Shea Mann, Dylan Hayes-Morrison.
Jarret focuses on his task of dribbling the ball past
defenders. Jarret's swift feet often left defenders kicking
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This year was a rebuilding one for the Lady
Blue Wave soccer team; they had to overcome the
loss of key seniors from last year's squad. With
hard work and patience the team pulled through.
With a tough schedule and even more difficult
district the waves came out with a 7-9-3 record.
This year's team was very young. Led by the
sole senior, Nikki Burleson, the team matured
throughout the season. Helping Nikki out were
junior goalkeeper Lauren Cockerham, junior
Brenda Pagliuca, freshman Lelia Halback, and
eighth graders Sarah and Caitlyn Ruegger. With
such talent like the Ruegger twins the program is
sure to be a threat for years to come. "Our team
developed a lot this year and next year will be even
better," commented sophomore Laura Gatskalla.
Whatever you say about the Lady Wave
soccer team, you can't denie the love the girls have
for the game. Practicing in extreme heat, and
extreme cold (at least for Florida), the ladies were
always out practicing thier moves. This
dedications will prove important in years to come.
-Peter Andrade & Kate Creveling
Girls' Soccer bottom row, left to right: Laura Dolan,
Nikki Burleson, Nasyra Handal, Kaylen Holmes, Lauren
Cockerham, Emily Sylvia, Vicki Bennett, Shannon
Conley, Ashely Huff. 2nd row: Coach Firzone, Sarah
Ruegger, Linsey Murphy, Anna Sylvia, Dede Murawsky,
Caitlyn Ruegger, Roseanne Bernier, Shanica Crider, Lelia
Halback, Laura Gaskalla, Coach Kearney.
Sophomore Linsey Murphey shows off her ball
handling skills. This came in handy when trying to
elude her defenders.
Freshman Lelia Halback tries to
score a goal. She was a consistent
goal scorer for the Wave this year.
Sophomore Laura Gaskalla passes
the ball to a team mate. Laura
excelled for the team in many
Junior Lauren Cockerham dives to save a goal. Lauren was very dominant goal keeper and let very
little goals get by her.
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Paul Orfield masters the pole for a
first-rate vault. Paul participated in
field as well as distance events.
Just off the starting block, senior
Josh Roberts sets his sight on the
finish line. He also sets a new A beginning of.a new era
fashion trend in track wear.
For the first time in many years, the track team
became alive under the supervision of a new
coach, Coach Coswell. With a healthy number of
young and unexperienced participants
(including many middle schoolers), most were
forced to work on the basic skills of the sport.
These included working on each individual
runner's form of stride, passing batons for relays,
and learning that hard work and perseverance on
practice days always paid off at meets.
With practice alternating between the UF track
and the PK top field, the distance part of the team
were given a combination of "hard" days with no
less than two miles of sprinting alone and various
other warm ups. Even the sprinters endured the
daily team ritual of the half mile warm up and
Although the weekend meets proved to be
grueling since the team had to be ready to get on
the bus at 5: 30 a.m. on some Saturdays with
meets running late, most found the time more fun
than stressful. With such a young track team, the
school will definitely have a bright future in years
Sophomore Candace Turner and freshmen Lelia
Halback, Shanica Crider, Nadine Bernier, and Colby
Anglin cheer on other teammates from the stands.
Junior Lance Lawson looks stylish in his tights but he also claimed they helped in his race for Thankfully, team members got a break between events.
speed. Here, he catches some zzzs while the distance medley takes place.
Freshmen Shanica Crider races to the finish line on her
last lap on the four by eight. The last two hundred meter
stretch is often the true test of determination.
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kC Boys Varsity Tennis dish out aces
The 2001 Boys' Varsity Tennis Team was a
highlight for the tennis program. The boys' tennis
team had declined since the loss of top players
three years ago. This year the team was actually
in contention to be district champions. Although
we were a young team with our number one player
Cody Simmons a 7th grader, we felt we could
stand up to the pressure.
The only Senior on the team, Denny Staples;
gave the team morale as we traveled to far away
places such as Union County and Mount Dora to
face other teams. The entire team was close to
each other being that no new players joined the
team this year. Everyone had a good time on the
trips including Junior Jon Bongiovanni who
especially had fun at Hooters, the restaurant of
choice after a long, grueling match.
The team spent most of our time playing
challenge matches to determine the top five seeds.
The thing that made this team so special was the
fact that it was so deep. The number five player
didn't play that much worse than the number one
player. This team had to prove ourselves and we
did just that. -Danny Fay
Junior Danny Fay prepares for the
return. A veteran player, Danny
added experience to the team.
Junior Jon Bongiovonni smashes
the ball. Jon's powerful serve
often got him out of sticky
Above from left: Coach Dave Porter, Jon Bongiovanni,
Mike Lane, Denny Staples, Joe Lane, Danny Fay, and
Senior Denny Staples pounds the serve in the service
box. Denny was the only senior and a source of
leadership for the team.
7th Grader Cody Simmons hits the forehand groundstroke. Although young, Cody was a strong
number one player.
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Senior Lori Moore focuses on her
serve. Her opponents were scared
by her intimidating game face.
Senior Leslie Ryals prepares to
serve. Leslie's serves were lethal.
i winging into Action
\'arsit\ Tellnis sets the standard
The 2001 varsity girls' tennis team was one full
of veterans. The team, compiled almost completely
of seniors, brought leadership and experience to
the court. Superstar Jordan Davis played the
number one spot followed by Laura Moore at two.
The number three player was Laura's sister and
doubles partner Lori Moore, then number four
Leslie Ryals. All of the top four players for the
blue wave were seniors. Freshman Tara
Bongiovanni played at the five spot and juniors
Jessica Meldon and Kaylen Holmes completed the
varsity team. With expectations high the team
executed well on the court.
Senior tennis players from left to right Lori Moore, Jordan Davis, Leslie Ryals, and Laura Moore.
These three ladies played the top four spots for the team; their shoes will be hard to fill next year.
Tennis team, left to right: Tara Bongiovanni, Kaylen
Holmes, Lori Moore, Jessica Meldon, Leslie Ryals, Laura
Moore, Jordan Davis, and Coach Tony.
Senior Jordan Davis gets low to return a ball. Playing
the number one seed for the Blue Wave proved no
challenge for Jordan.
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