Front Cover
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 Table of Contents
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 Index and reference
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The Yongester 2008 Vol. 73
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
1080 S.W. 11th St., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 392-1554


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The dazzling crowns of the Homecoming King
and Queen captivate elementary students'
The seniors fight through senioritis waiting
for the day they will graduate.
The underclassmen anticipate their
next summer away from school.
Turtles swimming through the creek
fascinate the elementary students on their
way to lunch.
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students' learning.
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unior Anna Melendez didn't spend her summer lounging at the beach;
instead, she spent her time singing along, coloring pictures and reading
books with younger children. For the last two summers, Melendez, 17,
was an active member of the Gainesville Outreach program. Gainesville
Outreach focuses on bringing a fun-filled summer to the children
throughout the community, primarily those in economically disadvantaged
neighborhoods. She became involved in the summer of 2006 through her
church, First Assembly of God.
"I spend my time working with the kids, and most of them are under
12. There are some that are as young as 2 or 3," said Melendez. The
members of Gainesville Outreach divided into smaller groups to work
with seven specific neighborhoods. "There were about 30 helpers in
my neighborhood. People come from all over; there were some from
Colorado and even California," said Melendez.
Activities with the kids ranged from things as simple as reading or
singing songs to huge carnivals and barbecues for the entire neighborhood.
"At the end of the summer, we have a huge carnival where we bring all the
neighborhood kids we have been working with together. We bus them
all to the church. That's the best part of the whole summer," Melendez
said, smiling.
Reaching out and helping these children is not an easy task. Parents
are skeptical to the idea of their children spending time with the members
of Gainesville Outreach, especially at first. "It definitely made me realize
that there are a lot of unspoken barriers. Gaining trust from the parents
is hard," said Melendez. "In the long run, it all paid off even when it took a
day or two to gain trust from these parents."
Melendez plans to continue serving the community this summer
on a broader scale; she will be traveling to Africa for a mission trip.
Nevertheless, she won't leave Gainesville Outreach behind. "I hope to
work my way up to being a leader because this is something I definitely
want to continue doing when I get older."
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(I) ITS ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE: Third grader George MacDonald takes a
head-first dive on the supersized water slide. The giant soapy tarp was a main attraction for
campers at Camp Blue Wave's famed "Water Day."

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"What's the best part
of your summer?"

"I get to hang out and have fun, plus it's my birthday
in the summer.
Shayla Wallace, senior

"More time to do stuff I can't do when I'm in school,
like fishing."
Ben -,. seventh grade

"I get to go to camp and ride the horses."
Annett'e 1 i -,?. second grade

(2) LOOK MA, NO HANDS! Fifth grader Courtney Chappell, in the
green shirt, attempts to eat doughnuts hanging in mid-air at Blue Wave sum-
mer camp. (3) SAY CHEER! Senior cheerleaders Jessie Cooper, Madison
Ashley, Ashley Lansberry, Andrea Gale, Amanda Purves, Leah Johnson and
Krista Nordqvist get ready to leave for the annual cheer camp. (4) HOME-
RUN HfITER: Sophomore Brittany Hendrix connects for a hit at a na-
tional tournament in South Dakota. (5) IT'S WAR! Second grader Jordan
Brown shows his strength on Water Day at Blue Wave camp. Kids spent
the day having water balloon fights and shaving cream wars. (6) CRUISE
CONTROL: Sophomores Laura Warner and Hailey Goetz smile in front of
their cruise ship in Mexico. (7) HELPING HANDS: Senior Kelly Lasley
rations out shaving cream to first grader Taylor Dennard and second grader
Emeline Nuri-Prugh on Water Day.

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\ /' h,-th it's tanning or training, making money or
making waves, working out or wasting time, many
students' summers were full of activities, from vacations to
jobs to just about anything.
Many students took advantage of the time off to get
out of Gainesville entirely. Sophomore Brittany Hendrix
hit the road with her passion playing :'frTb.all Her
travel team went to South Dakota to play in a national
tournament. "Getting to travel so far to play was a really
cool experience," Hendrix said. Other students traveled
to places as close as Crescent Beach and as far as Europe.
Some spent their time a iile closer to home. Many
athletes and cheerleaders could be found at P.K. during
their time off, working towards this year's seasons.
Other students took an economically profitable
approach to their time off. "I worked about 30 hours a
week," senior Lanie Wyrosdick said. Working students
had to balance their free time between work and play.
No matter how the summer was spent, junior Faith
Lansberry summed up the general feeling on the first day
of school perfectly: "Summer was way too short!"

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(I) UP, UP AND AWAY: Senior Dre Maddox spreads his
wings after getting blobbed. "When Gray Rawls blobbed me, I
flew in the air," said Maddox. (2) SILLY SOPHIES: Sopho-
mores Allison Cattafesta, Anna Dvorak, Sarah Gerard, Athena
Gravois and Tiara Luckie get their lunch along with art teacher
Dianne Skye. (3) SPUSHY SPLASHY: A memorable splash
involves seniors Michael Callahan, Cory Kempton, Alan Medrano
and Lewis Palmer attempting the impossible. "It was really silly,"
said Callahan. After swinging over easily alone, seniors pushed
it to the limit by adding passengers. This usually ended with
some very muddy participants. (4) CUMBING TO THEIR
GOALS: Seniors Charles Hogan and J.C. Ratliff attempt to get
classmate Emily Fuller over the wall. "I was terrified that they
wouldn't be able to get me over it. I was scared for my life," said
Fuller. Students found it quite exciting hoisting their classmates
over the wall, even if it didn't always end successfully. (5) BLOB
THIS: Sophomore Sean Gannon blobs classmate Cooper Mc-
Neil into the icy cold Kulaqua springs.
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Waiting in a bus without air conditioning for half an hour,
plunging into freezing cold springs and hanging on for
dear life while swinging over mud puddles were just a few of the
things experienced by students this year at Camp Kulaqua.
Usually grades alternate going to Camp Kulaqua and Camp
McConnell, but this year, a change of plans sent all grades to
Camp Kulaqua, with the junior and senior classes even having
to go on the same day.
There was constantly a huge line behind 'The Blob,' e.-i ,.
the most popular attraction at Kulaqua. Everyone was willing
to endure the long lines, bellyflops, and whiplash just to get a
chance to go flying through the air.
Senior Thomas Gross was one of the most popular
blobbers. "Everyone was coming up, asking me to blob them
and I told them that I had 'reservations,"' Gross said.
Other activities during the day included water -.:.ort1ll,
a ropes course and team-building activities. However,
the trip couldn't be considered entirely uneducational.
"I learned what a shabooya roll call was," said Tom Beyer, the
senior class English teacher.
Students ate a lunch of lukewarm hotdogs, hamburgers
and baked beans while chatting with their friends. The students
had an amazing trip, better than many expected and definitely
better than school. Camp Kulaqua will remain a fond memory

for all those who made the trip.



The best part of the day was "swimming down to
the cavern with Lewis and getting spooked."
Blain Alfonso, senior

"Going on the blob for the first time, I was really
Brittany Stokes, senior

"The team building was fun and educating."
Megan Weber, sophomore

"We had this thing where we'd swing on the rope,
and I felt like I was flying."
Joseph Bolinao, sophomore

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(6) CODY VS. SPRING WATER: Terrified senior Cody Alford shoots into the water after getting blobbed by a fellow class-
mate. The 72-degree water temperature affected students' decision about whether to enter. (7) AWAITING HER FATE:
Senior Ashley Lansberry puts on her nervous face as senior Thomas Gross steps up to the diving board. Gross was known for the
most spectacular blobs ever. (8) INTO THE MUD: On the ropes course, the dual attempt by seniors Alan Medrano and Lewis
Palmer ends with Medrano causing Palmer's demise. "I was just letting it ride," Palmer said. (9) ADVENTURES ON THE
ROPE: Senior Nicole Collazo is scared for her life as her fellow classmates watch her attempt to swing over the mud puddle. Col-
lazo was a go-getter in any activity she faced. Her first and last year at P.K. was certainly a fun one.

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Crocs, Coogi and athletic slides. Vera Bradley, ballet flats and
leggings. These were just a few of the latest trends walking
the halls. Students obsessed over what they wore and if they met
the standards for the newest and hottest trends. Girls had to have
hot accessories like chandelier earrings and long necklaces. Guys'
wardrobes included bright white sneakers, eye-catching shirts and
sparkling earrings.
Crocs caught a lot of people's attention, whether it was
negative or positive. "I think they're ugly," said freshman Erin
Suggs. "I don't know why they're so popular."
"I love Crocs, they're so comfortable, I wear them all the
time," said freshman Kelly Honeycutt.
Vera Bradleys took over this year. "Everyone has them,
and they're cute," said senior Shayla Wallace. Whether it was a
backpack, purse or messenger bag, the colorful Vera Bradleys
took the school by storm.
Coogi was another one of the crazy trends that came in this-
year. The bright highlighter colors caught everyone's attention.
"The shirts are colorful, I like how they're different from other
brands," said freshman Cason Lyons.


(I) VROOM VROOM: First graders Michael Holloway II and
Austin Hobdy were two friends who loved the movie Cars. "Me
and Austin like our Cars lunch boxes," said Holloway. "We have
the Cars backpacks, too." Elementary students often bought lunch
boxes and backpacks to match their favorite movies. (2) ALL
THE EXTRAS: From long necklaces to chandelier earrings,
glamorous jewelry to match their outfits was a must for girls. Big
beads and chunky-shaped jewelry were also popular items to match
with outfits. Gold jewelry has always been easy for boys and girls
to accessorize with. (3) IN STYLE: Seventh graders Imari Allen,
Taylor Bowden, Janta Bell, Adanna Thompson, Deanna Garcia and
Alli Mathews, and eighth graderJenna Kempton, show off their win-
ter attire with fur-hooded jackets. The middle schoolers did their
best to stay in fashion. (4) COOGI: Senior Carl Davis and fresh-
man Cason Lyons show off their style. The bright colors brought
a new, exciting look to the halls. "I like Coogi because not a lot of
people are wearing it right now, and I like being different from
everyone else," said Davis. Coogi had heads turning this year as
the bright highlighter-colored clothing caught everyone's eye. (5)
VERA BRADLEY: Vera Bradley bags were a popular fashion
that almost all the girls sported this year. They came in various col-
ors, designs and sizes to fit everyone's personal style. Even though
a lot of the girls already had the bags, it did not stop people from
purchasing new ones throughout the year.
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(6) BALLET FLATS: Ballet flats
were a new fashion that all the girls
wore. "They're comfortable, chic,
and they go good with just about any
outfit," said junior Katie David. The
cute little flats were definitely a hot
style. (7) CROCS: People's opin-
ions on Crocs varied. "I think they're
pointless and ugly," said eighth grader
Jenna Kempton. Others enjoyed their
comfort and thought they were cute.
Crocs came in many colors.

FAVORITES: In a poll of 60 high school students, 27
percent chose (8) CHAMPS as their favorite store. (9)
Forever 21, (10) d.e.mo. and (11) Hollister were the
other top choices in the poll. RHEAJONES
CHAMPS 27 percent
Forever 21 20 percent
Hollister- 18 percent
Sd.e.m.o 17 percent
Other- 10 percent
American Eagle 8 percent

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S"I want to be a firefighter because it's
Kevin Concha, kindergarten
oil- "

"I want to be a cheerleader because you get
to hang out with the football players and
have snacks after the game."
Brittany Sols, first grade I

"I want to be a treasure hunter because I
like gold!"
SMorgan Kohlhof, second grade

"I don't know what it's called, but it's when
you doctor animals... because I like animals."
Kelsey Biles, third grade

"I want to be a video game maker, because I
am creative and I like to play video games."
i Jamari Boothe, fourth grade

"I want to be a Major League baseball player
cause it's active."
Austin White, fifth grade

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(1) WELCOME TO MOE'S! Senior Amanda Purves rings up a customer at Moe's on Newberry Road. Purves
originally started working at Planet Smoothie, then transferred over to Moe's when she turned 18. (2) HAPPY
HOUDAYS: Senior Robon Starling pauses for a moment while working as a greeter at Sears. Starling picked up the
job during the holiday season to earn extra cash. (3) PAPER OR PLASTIC Senior Mariel Mena bags a customer's
groceries at the Millhopper Publix. "It's not very fun, but it's money," Mena said. (4) MAY I TAKE YOUR OR-
DER? Seniors Mallory Hardaway, Tatum Nichtberger, Lanie Wyrosdick and Mary Silvers take a break from working at
Pretzel Twister in the Oaks Mall. The four friends were often seen working the same shift together.

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(5) IN THE BAG: Junior Charles Poindexter bags groceries at the Millhopper Publix. (6) HANG-
ING OUT: Junior Matt Bass takes a break while working at the Archer Road Zaxby's. (7) WE
SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM: Senior Michael Callahan doles out ice cream to a customer at TCBY.
(8) WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE: Junior Emily Walsh works hard bagging groceries
for a customer at the Hunter's Crossing Publix. (9) NAPTIME:Junior Shae Hasson takes a nap while
vrl.,;, at the Archer Road Zaxby's. (10) STRIKE A CHORD: Senior Chris Johnson gives private
guitar lessons to eighth grader David Dolan to earn some extra cash.

clothes, dinner and a movie, tickets to the game...
life as a student was expensive. For some, parents
footed the bill. For the rest of us, there was only one
way to afford for the things we want a job.
One of the biggest hurdles for working students
was trying to balance work and other responsibilities.
"I have row practice every day, so I don't have time
for a job," junior Carson Pennypacker said.
For other students, it wasn't time that was the
hurdle, but age. "I just turned 15 this year," freshman
Taylor Asbell said. "Most of the places I want to work
won't hire a 15-year-old."
One of the biggest employers of high school
students was the Oaks Mall. Seniors Tatum
Nichtberger, Lanie Wyrosdick, Mallory Hardaway
and Mary Silvers all worked at the Pretzel Twister.
"It's fun to work with my friends," said Nichtberger.
"It makes the time fly."
Another big employer of students in Gainr ille
was Publix. Senior Mariel Mena and juniors Charles
Poindexter and Emily Walsh all found work at the
popular grocery chain.
"It's all right," said Poindexter. "It's not something
I want to do for the rest of my life, but it's not bad."
For some, work could have negative side-effects,
like -llirng grades. "Usually working during the school
year is a bad idea for students. Not always, but
usually," said history teacher Thom Anderson.
Students always need money, and for those not
lucky enough to receive it from their parents, the only
option was to earn it. KATHERINE HARRIS

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drown ... drench ... swamp...

the Indians

Spirit Week was controversial right off the bat. A harmless theme took
on a racial connotation, upsetting students and faculty when it was
abruptly changed.
Eighth grade English teacher Amy Murphy felt that the original Spirit
Week theme, "Drown the Indians," was offensive.
"Our country has a history from the very beginning of oppressing
the Indians. We've killed them, taken their land, and even today, they are
living in squalor," Murphy said. "After all that, it makes the theme 'Drown
the Indians' disrespectful."
Junior Alicia Hernandez, a member of the Leadership Class, did not
agree that the theme was racist. "It was directed toward the football
team, not a race or ethnicity. The theme was supposed to show spirit
and get people pumped for the game, not offend anyone," Hernandez
said. "Chiefland has had that mascot for years; we were just working with
their name. If they were going to be offended by it, they shouldn't have
that mascot."
Sophomore English teacher Jane Schmidt was on the fence at times.
"I was glad to hear that the potential violence was dropped, but at the
same time, I realized that if the team kept the Indian as their mascot
it's inevitable that there would be violence expressed toward Native
Americans and their culture."
After the debate, the leadership class decided to change the theme
to "Drench the Indians." The switch set back the leadership class and gave
them more work to do. Hernandez said students working on the theme
had spent time working on door posters and organizing the door contest,
and with the change it made everything more difficult. People were also
confused on what the theme really was.
Even after all the controversy, the theme change did have some good
sides to it. Schmidt said she was impressed by how many students in her
homeroom and classes in general were affected by the topic. She said that
it brought up discussions on important topics and altered normal in-class
"We did what was in our power to do, which was to sensitize people
to what was possibly being insulting to those of Native American descent,"

to impress

The Spirit Week dress-up days were:
Monday: Clash Day
Tuesday: Career Day
Wednesday: Back-In-The-Day Day
Thursday: Blue and White Day
Friday: No school

(I) ASIAN INVASION: Sophomore Joseph Bolinao strikes a goofy smile in Cindy King's Algebra II Honors class while dressed
as a ninja on Career Day. In everyday life, Joseph took great pride and joy in being Asian. (2) SALUTE! On Career Day, chemistry
teacher Stephen Burgin salutes the skies as a fighter pilot. Burgin was praised for his explosive labs that went on throughout the year.
(3) WE LOVE OUR SENIORS: The junior and senior girls show their support for senior football players on Blue and White Day
by wearing T-shirts with the slogan "We Love Our Seniors" on the front and the players' numbers and last names on the back. "We all
decided it would be a good idea to recognize senior football players and get more seniors involved in Spirit Week," said senior Ashley
Lansberry. (4) FREE HUG, ANYONE? On Back-In-The-Day Day, junior lain Wallace gets in touch with the '60s. (5) GEEKS
ON PARADE: Senior Matt Clark has it going on with pink tie-dye shorts and a red sweater; not to mention the blue and orange tie.
"The babes cling onto you like animals," said Clark. "I really like the school spirit this year, and I thought that everyone really went all out
and made it a fun day." Clash Day was a big hit this year. (6) OOH LA LA: Junior Liam Fitzgerald looks as sexy as ever on Career
Day posing as a Chippendale. Fitzgerald was known for dressing up for Spirit Week and never missing out on a day to dress insanely.
(7) CLASHING ANGELS: A classic Charlie's Angels pose turns into a clashing mess with sophomore Maren Janson and juniors
Cristina Suarez and Meredith Rodgers. They layered different patterns and colors to try and look as crazy as possible. (8) MIDDLE
SCHOOL PRIDE: Sixth grader Matt Clegg and eighth graders Josh Landers, Justin Barwick, Emah Arthur, Kevin Lussier, Silvia Rueda,
Evan Cunningham, Savannah Cosenza, Montana Sewell and Alice Pauly show their spirit for the Blue Wave during lunch on Blue and
White Day. Being in their last year in middle school, the eighth graders showed off what spirit they had and enjoyed Spirit Week to the
fullest, inspiring the students in the grades below.

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he :..:e :.f the morning announcements, the smiling face at the front
.je i., ..rj ... a majorette? Shirley Ann Scarabino is all of the above.
Scarabino's days as a majorette began her freshman year at P.K.
Yonge in 1960. "I don't know what exactly sparked my interest, but my
mother signed me up for baton twirling classes, and then I made the
squad," said Scarabino.
At P.K. during that time, the band and the majorettes were a large
part of the high school. More than 100 of the 400 students in the high
school were in the band, and to try out for a position as a majorette, you
first had to be a member of the band. Scarabino played clarinet in the
band and then tried out to be a majorette.
"Around 25 girls tried out for 12 spots, and I made it," she said.
She remained a member of the marching band and the majorette
squad throughout her high school career and was co-captain of the
majorettes her senior year.
When P.K. began having a homecoming parade 10 years ago,
Scarabino started a new tradition by walking in the parade and showing
off her skills with the baton.
As an alumnus, she found it hard to leave P.K. Yonge behind.
Officially, she is the "front desk secretary." Her responsibilities include
answering phones, greeting visitors, and managing the mail. She has been
a member of the P.K. Yonge staff full-time for 15 years and worked five
years part-time before that.
"There's nowhere else quite like it," Scarabino said. "P.K. is home."
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S"I liked the senior floats, and I liked the football float."
Allison Cattafeta, sophomore

"I had so much fun. I liked everything!"
Kaylle Jones, sixth grade

I thought it was nice. I enjoyed the floats."
McKayta Kolb, first grade

(I) '08 DONT HATE: Seniors wave and throw out candy as they ride on their float during the parade. The senior float was a way for the senior class to bond and show
off their spirit. (2) RIDE THE TRAIN: The train rides in the parade to advertise the school carnival that took place that night. (3) GATOR CHOMP: Albert and
Alberta wave to the crowd. The two UF mascots rode in the Homecoming Parade to get people fired up. (4) ROYALTY: Homecoming King Jarred Shannon and Queen
Brittany Posey smile at the parade. The couple was well-known all around campus by kids of all ages as nice, smart individuals who care for others. (5) GOOFING OFF:
Juniors Karina Rivera and Alicia Hernandez have a laugh with senior Kyle Bennett while riding on an athlete float. Rivera and Hernandez participated on the varsity girls'
soccer team, and Bennett was a defensive back on the varsity football team. (6) TO THE POINT: Senior James Suggs laughs as he passes others in the parade. Suggs'
impression of Coach Clifford was priceless and unforgettable. (7) WANT A TREAT? Third grader Abigail Foster of the Brownie Troop waves to the crowd. The crowd
found them adorable and quite entertaining. (8) THE BAND PLAYS ON ... The band marches in the front of the parade to get everyone pumped for the following
floats. The band proved to be a highlight of the parade again. With a band that great, the crowd couldn't help but dance to the beat.

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(I) SPIDERMAN: Kindergartener
Tyresse Sanford gets his face painted
at the Fall Carnival. The designs var-
ied from butterflies to action heroes.
(2) CHOO CHOO! Jake Outcalt,
kindergarten, rides along on the train.
The train was a popular pasttime for
those who wanted a break. (3) OR-
DER UP: Sixth grader Kelsey Sauls-
berry waits in line for a slice of pizza.
Students worked up quite an appetite
between the many games and rides
at the carnival. (4) HEAD FIRST:
Kindergartener Kyle Chappell bounc-
es down the huge blow-up slide. The \A
slide attracted kids of all ages and gen-
erated the longest line.

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Skeletons, werewolves, and little vampires stalking unsuspecting... par-
ents? For more ticket money, of course. It could be a scene out of a
comedic horror film, or maybe it's just the P.K. Yonge Fall Carnival.
Every year when the leaves fall, the booths go up. Activities range
from fishing for prizes, jumping around in the inflated moon-bounce, and
for some of the older participants, a silent auction. "I like it, I won lots of
prizes," said second grader Veron Van Arnam.
Another popular activity was the face-painting station, where for
a few tickets, you could be transformed from a small child into a fierce
tiger, Frankenstein, or even Spiderman. "It's fun ... screaming minis are
great," junior Logan Hamilton said of the little kids. Hamilton worked at
the face painting booth during the carnival.
As much fun as the carnival is for the younger participants, there
is a bit of a lull in the older age groups. "I want more people to be
interested," said junior Avalon Tolbert, who was one of the student vol-
unteers who helped run the carnival's many activities. Regardless, the
general consensus at the end of the day was the same among young and
old-another successful Fall Carnival.

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Many people do not realize how much work goes
into making the main event of the carnival happen.
Key Club was in charge of the dunking booth this year.
They had to recruit teachers to volunteer to take the
plunge into the cold water as well as sign up students to
man it at the carnival. "Taunting the students was the best
part," said technology teacher Chris Davidson.
(5) READY: Technology teacher .V
Chris Davidson braces himself for the '
cold water below. (6) PLUNGE: I
Eleventh grade English teacher Eric
Lemstrom falls into the water. (7)
DUNK'D: Don Dodge makes a h
sour face at the cold water.

(8) BASKETBALLIN': '..-. ,j. .-,.-r Patryk Weller carries the large
basketball around. The younger kids really enjoyed this booth. (9) FUN-
NY FACES: Fourth grader Jackie Siegel makes a grossed-out face at the
boys. (10) JAMMIN': Senior Chris Johnson rocks out on his guitar while
on stage. The Oktoberfest performance at the carnival was quite successful.
(11) JOKIN' AROUND: Freshman Tempra Arroyo jokes around at the
carnival. The carnival brought laughs for people of all ages. (12) GONE
FISHING: Third grader Kailya Jackson catches a prize at the fishing booth.
This booth was very popular. (13) CRAWLING: KindergartenerJoey Mac-
Donald crawls slowly down the slide. (14) PLAYING THE BAND: For-
mer P.K. student John Hutchinson, 16, now homeschooled, and eighth grader
Tim Dorman play their guitars during the Oktoberfest performance. (15)
THROUGH THE TIRE: Fifth grader Will O'Dell attempts to throw the
football through the tire. This proved to be a difficult feat for most while at the
carnival. (16) ALL SMILES: Second grader Diego Zambrano clings to the
softball, awaiting his turn at the dunking booth. Many students at the carnival
spent some time at the dunking booth, even if they were just watching their
teachers fall into the water.

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(I) BLARING HORNS: Juniors Rick Lasley, lain Wallace and Aaron Buffenmyer play with the band. The trio has been with the
band for the past four years through good and the bad. (2) POSTED UP: Senior Mike Perry, sophomore Carlon Hunt, senior
Dre Maddox, sophomore Clyde Byrd and sophomore Cason Lyons show their enthusiasm before the big game. (3) BLUE CAR-
PET REVIEW: Junior Logan Hamilton and senior Michelle Campbell interview senior Nick Turner. All three were members of the
award -winning Vocal Ensemble. (4) MC MADNESS: Seniors Mariel Mena and Matt Clark crack a few jokes and move the show
along. (5) DRUMS AND FOOTBALL: SeniorJames McGill shows both drumming skill and team spirit. McGill has been playing
bass on the drumline for four years while playing football. (6) GROOVIN' BEAT: Sophomore Takeara Bland shows off some
smooth moves with Pi Kappa Psi. Bland was a new student this year, and this was her first High Tide performance. (7) CHEER
STATUE: The varsity cheerleaders execute an extreme position during their 15 minutes of fame. Senior Amanda Purves said she
had mixed feelings of sadness and excitement in regards to her last High Tide show. (8) LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Seniors
Alan Medrano and Grant Patterson compete in the make-up game to see who can get pretty the fastest. Patterson won.

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T he Hollywood theme to this year's High Tide held true all the way
through to the end. This year, a "blue carpet" was added, where many
guests were interviewed about the upcoming event on their way into the
gym, along with two additional MC positions. The blue carpet MCs were
junior Logan Hamilton and senior Michelle Campbell. The most common
question asked by the two hosts was, "Who do you think will win?" The
red carpet MCs were seniors Mariel Mena and Matthew Clark.
The show started with a video of the MCs leading up to High Tide.
The video was followed by two games: who could put on make-up the fast-
est and who could eat the most popcorn without using their hands. Both
games were won by seniors, with Grant Patterson winning the make-up
game and Dre Maddox winning the popcorn game. "The make-up game
was hilarious," said sophomore Danielle Brooks.
Mena and Clark presented the senior slideshow of fall athletes, which
preceded the most highly anticipated part of the evening, Homecoming
Court (see page 024 for more). Representatives walked down the blue
carpet to the stage inside where they received their sashes. High Tide left
everyone feeling grand. "It was really good," said senior Elliott Welker. cous

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Elegant gowns, rented tuxes, uncomfortable shoes and
expensive up-dos were just the start for the members of
the Homecoming Court. The week before, chatter filled the
halls about who would trip and fall and who would be crowned
It was no surprise when last year's prince, Jarred Shannon,
was crowned Homecoming King. Shannon has been dual-
enrolled full time at Santa Fe Community College for the past
two years and has still managed to make it on court.
"It has been an honor to be included for the past two
years even though I do not take classes here," said Shannon.
However, this was not the case for Lucas Heacock, the
sophomore representative. This was his first year on court.
"People thought it'd be funny to elect me so they could see
me in a suit," said Heacock. "I didn't like it because I was like a
penguin and had to waddle everywhere."
Another new member of Homecoming Court was Kelly
Honeycutt, the freshman sweetheart. "I didn't even know what
Homecoming Court was," said Honeycutt. "I was just happy I
was walking with Jake Murphy."
Junior J.T. Mallory, who had attended P.K. Yonge for just
47 days prior to voting, was crowned Homecoming Prince. "I
was surprised and kind of excited," said Mallary. "I felt really
No matter how much drama went on during the week,
when it came to court everyone came out with s ,ill-l on their
faces, some sashless, but still glamorous.

Jarred Shannon Mike Perry Matt Clark
and and and
Brittany Posey Andrea Potter Mary Silvers


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Prince _.T Mallary and Princess Meredith Rodgers

Justin Cummings J.T. Mallary Britton Pollitt
and and and
Faith Lansberry Karina Rivera Meredith Rodgers

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Average Amount of Money Spent by Members of Homecoming Court

in the Bank

W hen Homecoming came around, it was time
for the court members' parents to hand out
the dough. The average amount that girls spent on
Homecoming was a great deal more than the guys spent.
"I spent around $230," sophomore sweetheart
Ja'Kya Sheppard said. Guys on court spent $100 to $150
on average, while girls on the other hand spent from
$200 to $250. Girls spent more because they had to pay
for multiple dresses, hairdos and shoes, while guys only
had to rent a tux which was much cheaper.
"Zero dollars," said senior Matt Clark when he was
asked how much he spent. "I borrowed my tux from the
Performing Arts Center."


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The process of choosing Homecoming Court began a month
t [I before Homecoming Week took place. It started with a series
C n o se n of six nominations of each gender in grades 9-12 that took place in
O F e homerooms. ISS Supervisor Betty Richardson was responsible for
counting and collecting all of the nominations as well as the other
ballots. From there, students voted for one representative couple for freshmen and sophomores
and three for juniors and seniors. The entire high school voted for a king and queen from the
senior class. Grades 9-11 voted for a prince and princess from the junior class. Each grade also
chose a heartthrob and sweetheart from the fall sport athletes. The girls voted for heartthrob,
and the boys voted for sweetheart. All the members of Homecoming Court then walked at
High Tide where the prince, princess, king and queen were announced.

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Jake Murphy
Kelly Honeycutt

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We polled 120 students in grades 9-12

to find out what you love the most.


Best summer movie of '07?



Who is your favorite actress?

Other- 29 percent
Jessica Alba 29 percent
Keira Knightly 16 percent
Halle Berry 13 percent
AngelinaJolie 9 percent
Jessica Biel 3 percent
Kirsten Dunst 1 percent



Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Live Free or Die Hard
Bourne Ultimatum

Who is your favorite a

I ao/a

- 7%


* Oceans 13
H Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Shrek the Third
* The Simpsons Movie

Johnny Depp 39 percent
Other- 31 percent
Brad Pitt 10 percent
Orlando Bloom 8 percent
Matt Damon 7 percent
Mark Wahlberg 4 percent
Hugh Jackman 1 percent

Who's your favorite
Mighty Morphin Power Ranger?

What's your favorite
P.K. sport?

Tommy 30 percent
E Kimberly- 26 percent
Jason 15 percent

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* Zack- 11 percent
H Trini 11 percent
* Billy- 7 percent

* Soccer 24 percent
* Basketball- 21 percent
* Football 19 percent
* Swimming 13 percent

Lacrosse 10 percent
* Volleyball 7 percent
* Golf 4 percent
* Baseball 2 percent

MySpace or Facebook ?

MySpace Facebook Other

What's your best feature?

fill in
Did we leave something out? Add it here!
What's your favorite band?

What is your strangest talent?

What would you change about school?

What's your dream car?

What is your favorite color?

* Eyes 40 percent
* Entire Body 39 percent
* Legs 10 percent

* Lips 5 percent
* Abs 4 percent
Nose 4 percent

Would you rather ... ?

What is your favorite flavor ice cream?

Who's your favorite teacher?

What's your favorite food?

What is your favorite memory from
the school year?

Whose movies do you like better,
Owen Wilson or Ben Stiller?

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ridin' the


y the age of 2, kindergartener Aleks Wade had learned to
swim. By 3, Wade was up on water skis. Wade, 6, also knows
how to wakeboard and kneeboard.
"Kneeboarding is easy, but I don't like it because sometimes
minnows can jump up and bite you," Wade said.
Wade was not satisfied with just skiing and kneeboarding; he
wanted to do more. "He just started wakeboarding this summer, and
he popped up the first time," said Kaylo Wade, Aleks' father. "He fell
down, but by the fourth time, he could ride behind the boat. Now he
can ride across the wake at full speed."
Water sports are a family tradition for the Wades. They live on
Island Lake in Orange Springs so they have access to the lake at all
times. "My cousins and family pull me behind the boat," Wade said.
"My sister Aly wakeboards, too."
Aly, a fourth grader at PK., has been wakeboarding since she
was just 4 years old. Now 9, Aly says it is more fun than skiing. "On
the wakeboard, I can do flips."
"Wakeboarding is fun, but I'm going to be a football player and
then a doctor," Wade said.


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(I) PITCH A TENT: Sixth grader Nicholas Nixon camps with his Boy Scout troop
during a weekend trip to Gold Head National Park in Keystone Heights. (2) GO JAG-
UARS! Senior Lexley Shelton enjoys a Jacksonvile Jaguars football game. 3) UP THE
WALL: Eighth grader Shelby Eller climbs the rock wall at Skate Station. (4) BE VERY
STILL: Kindergartener Colin Heatherman visits the Florida Museum of Natural History's
Butterfly Rainforest. (5) TWISTED UP: Seniors Austin Thomas, Matt Scian and D.J.
Taylor play Twister at fellow senior Ashley Lansberry's house. Scian's look expressed his
struggle in the sandwich. (6) FUN IN THE SUN: Seniors Melanie Atkinson and Krista
Nordqvist enjoy a relaxing trip to Panama City Beach. (7) MAKE A SPLASH: First
grader Baylee Boothby splashes around on a Slip-n-Slide in her backyard.


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"I like to go shopping, parties, going out to eat and get-
ting on MySpace."
Hillary Scott, sophomore

"I like to use the phone, go to the mall, and get on the
Carmen Walker, freshman

"I like to eat, sleep, talk on the phone, and hang out with
Tommy Starr, senior

"I like to eat, sleep, and watch movies."
Napria Ellis, sixth grade

"I like to play football."


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t's Friday, the bell has rung, and students are rushing to their cars or
getting picked up because it's the weekend. The weekend was a great
time to hang out and relax.
Hanging out with friends was a popular activity on the weekend
for elementary, middle and high school students. Fifth grader Miranda
Clark said, "I Ile1 to play with my friends and sleep."
Clark was not the only one with a laidback plan for the weekend.
"I like to watch television, take naps, and eat," said sophomore Sean
Gannon. Students got to forget about their hectic schedule for two
days. Whether it was relaxing in front of the television or hanging out
at the pool, students enjoyed the weekend.
The money-making approach was taken by some, working week-
end jobs. Others used the time to play their sports so they could get a
leg up on the competition.
"Me and my dad go to the field on the weekends sometimes to get
some extra softball practice," sixth grader Sara Hendrix said.
Students also liked to do volunteer work on the weekend. "I like
to go skateboarding and play guitar. I also like to come and help out
teachers," said seventh grader Zack Nations. Whatever students were
doing on the weekend, they knew how to have fun.
Not only did students get some free time, but teachers did as well.
Teachers had time to forget about grading papers and spent time with
family and friends.
"I love spending the weekends with my grandchildren," said ISS
supervisor Betty Richardson.
All students treasured their time away from the boring school day.

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"I like to stay home and sleep in."
Brianna Fried, sixth grade

Bailey Ledvina, second grade

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n addition to being the first full-length drama ever performed in the new Performing Arts
ICenter, The Illusion was even more memorable because the entire show was managed by
students of the Tech Theatre class, new this year (see story, page 148-149). Both the direc-
tor and the Tech Theatre teacher were in the audience relaxing as stage manager Julianne
Doctor and assistant stage manager Jae-Tii Giley, seniors, ran the show.
"It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be becasue there were so many people
helping out," said Doctor.

Sorcery, magic, deception, and heartbreak: All
are the foundation for the life of the play, or in
this case, The Illusion.
The full-length drama production The Illusion
was a sold-out hit. Directed by University of Florida
graduate student Robert Smith, the combined ef-
forts of Nick Turner, Liam Fitzgerald, Bit Johanson,
Anna Dvorak, Logan Hamilton, Lucas Trimble, Del-
lora Rushing, Paul Rye, and Matt McEwen brought
this play together.
"I enjoyed working with these students, who at
times could be a little off task, but they made my job
easy," said Smith.
The play involved a bitter father's struggle to
find how his son turned out. Through a series of
"illusions" the father was able to see what his son
went through from several different scenarios. In
the end, however, the sorcerer Alcandre, played by
Paul Rye, informed the father that it was all a play
and that the illusions he had been witnessing were
from his son's life as an actor.
Throughout the rehearsal, Turner and Fitzger-
ald both said, "We have a lot of fun being mean to
each other, but we ill somehow manage to be pro-

m "What was the most fun
part of doing the show?"

"The most fun I had during The Illusion was the
rehearsals. Everyone was having so much fun that
it didn't even seem like we were 'working.' I think it
brought us a lot closer together."
Matt McEwen, senior

-S "Seeing Logan Hamilton in tights."
Delora Rushing, senior

(I) DECEPTION: Sophomore Lucas Trimble grasps his cane as he scans
the stage at the beginning of the performance. (2) THE LIFE OF THE
PLAY: Sophomore Anna Dvorak is seen really coming into her own as she
plays the beloved Melibea. (3) FOCUSED ACTING: Junior Logan Hamil-
ton holds a rose in his hand that he plans to give to his love, Melibea, who was
played by sophomore Anna Dvorak. (4) MAKING A SCENE: Junior Lo-
gan Hamilton pulls senior Nick Turner across the stage. (5) PREPARING
FOR BATTLE: Junior Liam Fitzgerald steps over junior Logan Hamilton as
he shows off his fierce, yet funny, "war face." Fitgerald has been in several
school productions and has never failed to make the audience laugh. (6) ALL
EYES ON HER: Junior Bit Johanson performs her monologue across the
stage during the first act. (7) SORCERY: Alcandre, played by junior Paul
Rye, begins to unravel the story of the play for the audience and for the charac-
ters within. Rye kept the audience focused and on their toes. (8) CARING
INSIGHT: Junior Bit Johanson implores sophomore Anna Dvorak to recon-
sider her feelings about Calisto, played by junior Logan Hamilton.

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Favorite Quote
S Favorite Memory I '
Everyday in lunch in 10th E C
grade. 2007 Boys Swim City C
Champs. 1 6

Favorite Quote
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in
others; for beautiful lips, speak only words
of kindness; for fair poise, walk with the
knowledge that you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn CE
Favorite Memory C (a
Monkey bar game with Mr. m e
Dodge, making cheerleading Z
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Favorite Quote
"If you're lost and you don't know where
to turn, pray to God and he won't let you

Favorite Quote
"The heart has reasons that reason doesn't
know." Pascal
Favorite Memory
Brittany's "Mime walk,"
Krista's "depression face,"
"You girls look good."

Favorite Quote
In 10 Years I'll Be....
In orbit with astronauts.

Favorite Quote
"Yea...but you can't be me!"
Favorite Memory
Mr. Lemstrom's discussion
on who would win between a
polar bear and a gorilla.



Favorite Quote
"Love like you've never been hurt."
Favorite Memory
February 28, 2004

Favorite Memory
Standing on the bridge in the morning
with my friends and the band bus trips.
In 10 Years I'll Be ...
Starting my career
and getting married.


Favorite Quote
"Always give 110%."
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Playing professional baseball.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Living in Call, being the CEO
of an important corporation.
Favorite Memory
Ms. King's class

Favorite Quote
"We win, we eat."
Favorite Memory
Human pyramids in 10th
grade English.

Favorite Quote
"90% grind, 10% sleep."
SFavorite Memory
Cheering for the girls'
basketball team.

Favorite Quote
"Just because you are born average
doesn't mean that you have to be common.
"I -' Favorite Memory
Going to the basketball
state finals.

Col- S,,-

Lewis Palmer and Robon Starling

mwftah 'm b tA *ome people
fm ost fu n S might find a lit-
a deserted island tie one acre lot of
sand in the -i-.jd le
of the Atlantic a little boring, but it wouldn't be boring if Lewis Palmer and
Robon Starling were there.
Palmer and Starling were always doing something spontaneous and
often crazy during high school lunch, field trips or long weekends. The
two are re al-jli best friends so they really are the perfect couple to be
stranded on an island together. "I wouldn't want to spend time on an
island with anyone else," said Starling.
Palmer and Starling were the life of the class and always made people
smile. "He's crazy, and I love it," said Starling.
Palmer and Starling were always pulling crazy stunts on everyone. "If
Robon and I were deserted on an island together, she would be a lot of
fun," said Palmer.
When it came to these two, there was never a dull moment.

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Favorite Quote
"They call me the bullet ... Bang!"

Favorite Memory
3-2 win against Bolles last year
in the regional quarterfinals. I
had three assists that game.

Favorite Quote
"The best way to achieve true happiness is
to count your blessings, not your cash."
Favorite Memory C U
Crazy discussions at lunch, N C
singing at Carnegie Hall and C
all those Vocal Ensemble trips!

Favorite Quote
"What goes around, comes around."

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Married with two kids and
living that good life.

Favorite Quote
"Our greatest glory consists not in never
failing, but in rising everytime we fall."

]Favorite Memory
When Michael fell off his bike
and cried for hours.

Favorite Memory
Coach Elliott's class in 10th grade.
Being a part of the football team. MARY!

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Married with maybe two jf
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Favorite Quote
"Intelligence without ambition is a bird
without wings." Salvador Dali
Favorite Memory
SGiving Tom Cochran a mullet
between classes with Shae
-? j'j Hasson.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Working for a newspaper as a sports editor.
SFavorite Memory
Going to regionals for golf
junior year.

Favorite Quote
"You ain't seen nothing yet because the best
is yet to come."
SFavorite Memory
When Michelle, Rebecca and I
I ,j[ were 3LW in fifth grade.
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Favorite Memory
The Keys field trip with Ms. Andrews.
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Living life to the fullest.

Favorite Memory
Starting a lacrosse team at P.K.
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Hopefully playing or
coaching football and

Favorite Memory
When it was really stormy out and coach made
us run from one end of P.K. to the other to get
our distance run in.
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Out of college, making lots of
money to support my family
somewhere out of Florida. :- '

Favorite Quote
"No progress without a struggle."
T Favorite Memory
Chilling with the boys.

Favorite Quote
"Don't live in the past, live it forward."
M Favorite Memory
Staying here for 12 years from
first grade to 12th grade.

Cory Kempton and Tirsa Rogers

Favorite Quote
"Wherever you want to be,
you're already there."
Favorite Memory
Beating Oak Hall in lacrosse.

Favorite Quote
"We come to love not by finding a perfect
person, but by learning to see an imperfect
person perfectly."
Favorite Memory
Lemstrom's English class,
Every lunch since 10th grade.
Every day with my friends.

iW hen the seniors thought of
Their most mischievous class-
c l n rI mates, two names immediately came
to mind. Those two names were Cory
Kempton and Tirsa Rogers.
Kempton and Rogers spent lots of their time with Mrs. Richardson or
Coach Scott talking about ways to improve the unimprovable. When we
asked Rogers why she thought Kempton got Class Sinner, she said, "He's
always getting yelled at by teachers, and he comes up with the funniest
answers to questions that weren't even asked."
When we talked to Kempton, he bowed down to Rogers' attitude.
"She does what she wants when she wants, and she is a super bad chick,"
he said.
Kempton was constantly in trouble with everyone, but he didn't
mind. "I just enjoy sticking it to the man," said Kempton.
In other words when Rogers and Kempton are around, you can bet
there's some trouble going down.

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hen I turned blue in a lacrosse game, we knew there was
something wrong," said senior Elliott Welker. "Before this
happened, doctors just kept telling us it was because I was getting too
At age 16, Welker was diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis
with secondary right ventricular hypertrophy. In simpler terms, his right
ventricle was too narrow, and the blood was not getting enough oxygen
before being pumped throughout the body. Welker soon learned that
open heart surgery was the only way to fix the issue. "The suspense of
having the surgery made me uncomfortable, but I was not ever really
Welker missed five weeks of school after two surgeries in September
2006. "All the school I missed would have been a disaster if it weren't for
the help and support of all my teachers," said Welker.
"I just told Elliott to stay caught up with reading in the textbook, and
I would excuse other things that he missed," said Thom Anderson, who
was Welker's AP American History teacher.
All his friends and family helped him overcome these obstacles. "Lots
of my friends came to visit me while I was in the hospital, and my mom
took off an entire month from work to take care of me," Welker said.
"He was really drugged when I went, and I brought him an entire
bag of candy and a good luck pig to make him better," said senior Sofia
Since the surgery, Welker's life has changed significantly. "I can do
just about anything now, besides iir.- really heavy weights," said Welker.
"Before surgery, I couldn't run or even be out in the sun for very long." His
determination and strong character helped him make it through this tough

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Favorite Quote
"Live in the present, and never forget the
past, but always forgive."
Favorite Memory
Freshman year in english.
Ms. Creveling was great, but
Becca and Maggie were life.

Favorite Quote
"Your body is a liar."
- Randy Hollinger
Favorite Memory
Growing up.

Favorite Quote
"You can't live in fear."
Favorite Memory
Watching Adam Henry and
"Mimi" dance during Les
Miserables backstage.

Favorite Quote
"Life is a dance. You learn as you go.
Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.
My life is better left to chance. I could have
missed the pain, but I would've had to miss
the dance."
Favorite Memory
Meeting JohnMark and soccer.

Favorite Quote
"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as
long as you live."
n Favorite Memory
Prom 2007.






Favorite Memory
"Parties are for squares." All the laughs in
Spanish III. Golfcarting at the country club.
Parades in the window. Art 2-D. Lemstrom.
Stage crew. Acting I. Frozen chocolate milk
at P.K. Kids Camp. Fairy Houses.

Favorite Quote
"Live life to the fullest 'cause you've only got
one shot at it."
* Favorite Memory
Killing everyone at Camp
Kulaqua on the Blob.

Favorite Quote
"You should never frown because someone
in the world might love your smile."
* Favorite Memory
Being in sixth period with
Mr. Lemstrom. The jokes and
drawings that he did.

Favorite Quote
"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a
bad memory.
111111 Favorite Memory
New Year's '07 and Mr. Beyer
hearing the story about it.
Storytime in art.

Favorite Quote
"The best and most beautiful things in the
world cannot be seen, or even touched; they
must be felt within the heart."
- Helen Keller
f l Favorite Memory
The Bunny Room, driving
Lanie's truck into the fence,
Alex and Joe's "Sheep Dance."


Josh Zeile and Trenise Jones

Shen voting for Class Saint, some

C* V V people may vote for the quietest
or most boring person, assuming that they
would be a saint. That was not the case
with the Class of 2008.
The Class Saints, Josh Zeile and Trenise Jones, are what some people
may refer to as "sneaky saints" in the sense that they give off a quiet
"She's always helping people and is always there when you need her,"
Zeile said about Jones. But after about five minutes, you see that they are
really the life of the class.
"He's always smiling and doing his work, except for those times in
Mr. Lemstrom's class last year," said Jones about Zeile.
You could always find these two helping out when they could, doing
all their work, and making people laugh. Class Saint doesn't have to mean
a quiet hermit, and the Class of 2008 proves it.

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Favorite Quote
"Life is not measured by the number
of breaths you take, but by the number
of moments that take your breath away."
N Favorite Memory
Free periods and senior year.


Favorite Quote
"Ball 'til you fall."
Favorite Memory
SChillin' wit the boys... just
wylin' out and havin' fun.

Favorite Quote
"Faith is taking the first step, even when
you don't see the whole staircase." Martin
Luther King Jr.
Favorite Memory
When I became part
of the bluegrass band
E. with Mr. Hollinger.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Too far ahead, gotta worry about next year
Favorite Memory
Either Bice's class or second
period 10th grade English
class with human pyramids.

Favorite Quote
"Try to be fearless because fear can inhibit
you and keep you from a life."
Favorite Memory
In kindergarten with Sofia
'hen it started snowing and
finding all of my best friends!

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Favorite Quote
"If you love someone, let them go. If they
return to you, it's meant to be. If they don't,
their love was never yours to begin with."
SFavorite Memory
Middle school after school
with Trenise and Tori.

Favorite Quote
"Hey, Hey, Hey."
Favorite Memory
Being a part of the first P.K.
lacrosse team.

Favorite Quote
"You know you are in love when you don't
want to go to sleep because finally reality is
better than your dreams." Dr. Seuss
Favorite Memory
When Lewis screamed "She
doesn't even go here" on the
first day of school in 11th


Favorite Quote
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in
others; for beautiful lips, speak only words
of kindness; and for poise, walk with the
knowledge you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Memory
Having an absolutely thrilling,
delightful, magical day reliving
my childhood at Disney.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Married, chilling on a beach!
Favorite Memory
Final Four, going to state!
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Favorite Quote
"Music produces a kind of pleasure that
human nature cannot live without."
- Confucius
Favorite Memory
Earning Critics' Choice at the
State Thespian Competition
Switch Zach with "Lily's Eyes."

Favorite Memory
Sophomore cross country season.
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Hopefully doing something
related to music.

Favorite Quote
"Strive to be the best you can be."
H Favorite Memory
Basketball season

Favorite Quote
"Be the change you wish to see in the
world." Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Memory
Solving the world's problems
Sj with Sofia, Kelli and Kelly in
5T '^ the dugout during P.E.

Favorite Quote
"Learn from yesterday, live for today and
hope for tomorrow."
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Married with two kids and
Working as a sonographer for
I. women's health.

Kyle Bennett and Danielle Marston

be s 0 est Eyes" always seems to go to
b esL .-the boy and the girl with the bluest
eyes. The Class of 2008 was no exception.
Kyle Bennett and Danielle Marston have the most radiant combination of
deep and light blue eyes.
If you are feeling down, just go find Bennett and Marston, and they
will brighten your day with their amazing eyes and a bright smile. "It's easy
to get lost in Kyle's eyes because they're so deep blue," said Marston. His
[b. uTitul eyes will absorb attention from any photo taken.
Marston's eyes are an entirely different shade of blue. "She has very
beautiful light blue eyes," said Bennett. Marston and Bennett both receive
compliments on their eyes constantly. It seems everyone at the school
knows how amazing their eyes are.
Between the two of them, there is plenty of blue to go around. Do
not underestimate the power of these stunning eyes. It is hard to walk by
either of them without taking a glance into their gorgeous eyes.


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Favorite Quote
"If I could go into the womb and be reborn,
I would be born as your child and you could
read me stories." Cory to Mr. Lemstrom
Favorite Memory
When Cory tried to eat a bag
of chips, he got caught and
screamed, "Abort mission!"







Favorite Quote
"One time at band camp..."
Favorite Memory
Soaking Coach Scott.

Favorite Quote
"Take it like a man."
Favorite Memory
Beating Oak Hall in lacrosse.

SFavorite Quote
"If they touched your hand, then they'd
never want to let go."

Favorite Quote
"Gangstas, wussup guys?"
Favorite Memory
Being the funny guy at this
blessed school.

Favorite Quote
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if
you'll die today."
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Married with two kids
and a dog named Rufus.

Favorite Quote
"Our greatest glory comes not in never
falling, but in rising each time we fall."
SFavorite Memory
Joe and Alex's sheep chase.
Ashley: "Hiroshima on her

Favorite Quote
"Go hard, or go home!"
Favorite Memory
In the hotel room during the
2005 state track meet.

Favorite Quote
"What doesn't kill you makes you
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Living either on the beach or
Iake. probably working in the
field of psychology.





Favorite Quote
"Don't worry, be happy."
in 10 Years I'll Be...)
Living in a trailer park with
three kids and pregnant with .
twins. U


In 10 Years I'll Be...
Stopping crime with a red cape on my back
and justice in my heart.
Favorite Memory
E-Lem's class.

Favorite Quote
"Go hard or go home."
E Favorite Memory
My first varsity football game

Favorite Quote
"Say what you mean and mean what you say
S because the people that mind don't matter
and the people that matter don't mind."
k In 10 Years I'll Be...
I can see myself hanging
around a radiology conference
trying to pick out a husband.

Favorite Quote
"They say you are what you eat, and you
clearly went and ate a big fat person didn't
you!" Dr. Cox
Favorite Memory
EOY Band Trips
Code Red Mountain Dew
Thanks, Nick and Austin

Favorite Memory
Football season, senior breakfast.
in 10 Years I'll Be...
Living in a house. A doctor.

L n1 ersIlB..

James Suggs and Fidelis PeBenito

11 It's just because he's hot," Fi-
il I delis PeBenito said when James
ali eic Suggs was voted "Most Artistic" in
the Class of 2008.
Suggs has been an artist since the day he was popped into this world.
When he was just a child, anyone could see that he had talent. Suggs loves
to do sports artwork, which mostly includes football drawings that are
extremely der jled. Suggs has also sold artwork at the Spring Arts Festival
numerous times and has sold some of his work for more than $100. "His
work is amazing," said PeBenito.
"Have you seen Fidelis' work?" Suggs asked. "Her creativity is off the
wall." PeBenito's area of concentration tends to be more realistic portraits
in unrealistic colors. "Everyone loves her work. It's not just the quality of
her work; it's the quantity," said Suggs. "Fidelis has created numerous oil
portraits." Suggs is sure that PeBenito will grow up to be an oil portrait
It is impossible to deny the artistic talent of Suggs and PeBenito, but
most importantly, they both love to make art. CORY KEMPTON

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Favorite Quote
"It's good to be the king!"
Favorite Memory
Lunch at the bench. Lewis
drop kicking Nolan, Josh and a q)
Elliott fights, Hans and Franz. E E

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Either a police officer or a firefighter and I'll
have two kids. Q4
Favorite Memory #1
The hole in the wall at state
in 2005. t

Favorite Quote
"Never forget: if it's good, it's great. If it's
bad, it's experience." Virginia Holt
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Hopefully in law school or
business school if I make it
that far.

Favorite Quote
"You don't have to be a genius to sound like

Seeing snowflakes for the
first time in my life during Ms.
Donnelly's kindergarten class.

Favorite Memory
Being on the first swim and lacrosse teams.




Favorite Quote
"Life is a highway, and you better ride it all
night long!"
SFavorite Memory
Coach Carnes' elementary
P.E. classes when we did

Favorite Memory
Mr. Cunningham's class and the shrew!
-- In 10 Years I'll Be...
Chicago or Cuzco, taking

Favorite Quote
"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go
insane." Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Memory
Stories about Mr. Lemstrom's

Favorite Quote
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick
ourselves up."
Favorite Memory
Spring Break with all my




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Favorite Quote
"What happens in Vegas, I'm telling

SFavorite Memory
Going to the State Final Four
for soccer in 2006-2007.







Favorite Quote
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90%
how you react to it."

Favorite Memory
Going to State, chilling with my
boys, and scoring a touchdown
in my last senior football game.

Favorite Quote
"Everything will be fine in the end ... if it is
not fine, then it's not the end."

Favorite Quote
"I love deadlines especially the whooshing
sound they make as they fly past unmet."
- Douglas Adams
Favorite Memory
Go Club (in 10th grade)

Favorite Quote
"Never forget or change who you are
for the sake of someone else, for how
you see yourself is far more important
than how others see you."
Favorite Memory
The first football game junior year.

Favorite Memory
When we came back from losing by 15
with 2 minutes left.
In 10 Years I'll Be...
If not playing football,
owning my own business.


Crystal Johnson and Dre Maddox

fm o ile c i "H e sticks out more than
M nlmB e i I anyone I see on the
field," said Crystal J:lr.:.r.. Dre
Maddox is what you can call a near perfect athlete. He broke Florida's
combined rushing yards record in a single game this football season with
Fort White's Xavier Blake. Maddox has also played baseball and basket-
ball for the Blue Wave, but he seeks a future in football and already has
plans for college. He is really looking at UF but is also looking at schools
like Kansas State and USF. Whether Maddox is hitting a home run, sinking
a three or running for another touchdown, it's easy to see why he won
"Most Athletic."
Crystal Johnson is well known around campus for her outstanding
basketball abilities. In her sophomore and junior years, she helped lead
the team all the way to state and was consistently one of the highest scor-
ers on the girl's basketball team. "She knows the game so well, and she's a
leader on the court," said Maddox. Johnson signed a letter of intent with
Georgia State University in November.

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Favorite Quote
"Everything I'm not made me everything I
am." Kanye West
Favorite Memory a .
Ceramics in ninth grade, e 5
bejeweling Coach Powers'
fanny pack in weightlifting. I

Favorite Quote
"Never wait until tomorrow to do
something because that could be too late."
Favorite Memory
Joe and Alex's sheep chase

lowland" in Lemstrom's class. II




Favorite Quote
"If you never failed, you wouldn't understand
the happiness in winning."

In 10 Years I'll Be...
A supervisor for a major
construction company.

Favorite Quote
"I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

SFavorite Memory
Going to the Final Four in
the 05-06, 06-07, and 07-08

Favorite Quote
"Don't look past this week's game to next
week's game." Coach Clifford
Favorite Memory
The first year I played lacrosse

Favorite Quote
"Live your life to the fullest, because you
never know when you will take your last
breath... enjoy life."

S Favorite Memory
Stephanie slapping Mike on
his neck while he was sleeping
4 during a movie in 3rd period.

Favorite Quote
"Dance like no one is watching!"
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Happy, with whatever I
choose to do.

Favorite Quote
"Live free or die hard."
Favorite Memory
Dual Enrollment.

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Favorite Quote
"This is not the time to give up because if
you don"t use it ... you lose it. "
Favorite Memory
First day of being a senior.

Favorite Quote
"Live life to the fullest, it only happens once.
Favorite Memory
Beating Fort White on their Homecoming
38-37. 11th grade English with Lemstrom.


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Favorite Quote
"Let my tombstone read, 'I tried"' 50 Cent

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Wherever life takes me, most
likely living in my car.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Climbing Mt. Everest and bungee jumping off
the Golden Gate Bridge, both blindfolded.
Favorite Memory
Almost catching West Nile
while stargazing junior year.

Favorite Memory
In elementary when me, Mike, and Dante had
a swing flip contest and Dante's leg got caught
and he went headfirst into the dirt.
q Favorite Quote
"If the whole world is a stage,
then I'm closing the curtains."
Marissa Lovvorn and Joe Palmquist

Favorite Quote
"Whatever doesn't kill me makes me
r ,. Favorite Memory
Coach Clifford catching
Terence after he was trying
.L to skip practice.

Favorite Quote
"Love people, use things, not vice versa."
Favorite Memory
Winning state in '06.

/hen people think
T O S, Vof the most suc-
cessful kids in their class,
they usually pick the
teacher's pets or the bookworms. Marissa Lovvorn and Joe Palmquist
broke this mold for the Class of 2008.
Lovvorn and Palmquist both participated in sports, like the softball
and the golf teams. Both worked hard in and outside of school.
I lar:':: will succeed because she took Pre-Calc in the 11th grade
and she also takes classes at UF," said Palmquist. Along with having more
than the required amount of community service hours, Lovvorn took all
the Advanced Placement classes offered.
Palmquist and Lovvorn did more than just play sports and take dif-
ficult classes; they also have amazing personalities. "Joe will be successful
because he works really hard and has a great attitude about everything,"
said Lovvorn. Between the two of them, their outgoing personalities
helped them break the mold of what was usually considered to be Most
Likely to Succeed. TERESA SEALEY

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living through the

turning rubber on pavement, uncontrollable screeching tires
and high-pitched sirens take senior Skyla Days back to every
car accident she has experienced in her short 18 years of life. Not
once, but three times Days has been put through the horrors and
repercussions car accidents bring.
"I was so young it did not really affect me, I did not realize what
was going on," said Days, describing her first accident. Days first
accident occurred when she was just 8 years old as she was riding
home from school on Depot Avenue. A homeless man walked in front
of their car, and the car flipped as Days' grandmother tried to miss
the man. Days was pulled out last through the back window. "All I
remember is feeling blood running down my face and getting a stuffed
animal cat to make me feel better."
Days' second accident occurred the night of Nov. 22, 2005, and
involved a homeless man walking in front of the car again. "After the
second accident, I did not want to ride in a car again," said Days.
About her third accident, Days said, "No one could recognize
me." On July 20, 2007, Days was driving home from church when she
tried to dodge an armadillo, swerved, hit four trees and flew out of
the sunroof when the seatbelt broke. She woke up with the car on
top of her. "I was just really tired when I woke up. I tried to go back
to sleep but I couldn't. I tried to dig myself out, but that did not work
either. Nothing really hit me until I heard the ambulance coming; then
I felt the pain."
Rescue workers used the jaws of Life to pull the car off Days and
rushed her to the hospital. She was in a trauma room for two days
and in another room for a week.
"I changed after the accident. I appreciate my life and try to be
a better person. I just want teenagers to be more careful. They drive
so wild and don't realize they could lose their life for it. You just never

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Favorite Quote
"It doesn't take a genius to be a good
friend, just someone with a heart."
Favorite Memory
When Lanie, Mallory, Kimmy
and I went to Disney. Lanie fell
Sin front of all the wrestlers.

Favorite Memory
Spanish II class with Nina Waters as she
stabbed me with a ballpoint pen, thus draw-
ing blood and scarring me physically and
mentally for life.
Favorite Quote
"Yeah yeah yeah." Bono

Favorite Quote
"If you haven't learned the meaning
of friendship, you really haven't learned
anything." Muhammed Ali
SFavorite Memory
Winning the city championship
in swimming in our second

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Working for the CIA.
SFavorite Memory
Actually seeing
Mr. Lemstrom's tat.

Favorite Quote
"If you're going down, go down in flames."

Favorite Memory
Mr. Lemstrom throwing a
book at Alex.




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In 10 Years I'll Be...
In N.Y.C. Baby!
EFavorite Memory
The first day of school. Every-
one was so nice and helpful. It
was just a great new start.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Probably having fun.
#-' F Favorite Memory
Ms. King's class and meeting
Robon Starling.

Favorite Quote
"It's better to fail in originality than succeed
in imitation." Herman Melville

SFavorite Memory
Music appreciation class
sophomore year.

Favorite Quote
"If you can't solve a problem, it's because
you are playing by the rules."
Favorite Memory
Music appreciation class
sophomore year.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
A physical therapist and married, maybe
with kids.
Favorite Memory
Going on imaginary trips to
different countries in Ms.
Robertson's 2nd grade class.

Thomas Janson and Michelle Campbell

m ost i el to e a M movies, concerts,
Cl and television
are all in the near fu-
ture for the young and talented Thomas Janson and Michelle Cajrmpl:.-l
Both of these future celebs are in Vocal Ensemble together, and they both
Janson is recognized for his acting, dancing and, most of all, his
"Thomas has a great personality and can sing any kind of style that's
out there," said Y'l-helle Cam-pbell Janson has numerous talents and defi-
nitely has a future on the red carpet. You may have noticed him in musi-
cals like Annie, Les Miserables and 42nd Street which he starred in.
Michelle Campbell is also a triple threat. She has the looks, the voice
and the moves. Ask any of her singing partners, she's got it all. "Michelle
has great stage presence," Janson said.
After high school, turn on the television because you are going to
see these kids again.

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Favorite Quote
"Been there, done that, I don't care what
she looks like, BREAK IT DOWN!"
- Coach Clifford
Favorite Memory
Helping start the lacrosse





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Favorite Quote
"I don't knew!"
Favorite Memory
Lunches on the hill, cross
country and animation club.

Favorite Quote
"Life is about not knowing, having to change,
taking the moment and making the best of
it." Gilda Radner
Favorite Memory
Economics fourth period X
Brittany, Ashley and me (pow, .
6 p ow).

Favorite Quote
"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will
follow it."
- Thoreau
Favorite Memory
Thom's class.

Favorite Quote
"Gosh man, c'mon man,
chill out bro ... man." Michael Callahan
SFavorite Memory
When we all threw chewed
up grapes at Michael and he

In 10 Years I'll Be...
A radiologist, making millions and livin' good

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Favorite Memory
My middle school years at
P.K. because that's when all
my old friends were here.

Favorite Quote
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence therefore is not an act, but a
habit." Aristotle
j Favorite Memory
SGoing to state for basketball.

Favorite Quote
"Don't Tase Me Bro."

Favorite Memory
Chillin with Matt Browne in 10th grade.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
I'll be an athletic trainer for the FSU
football team.

Favorite Memory
11th grade Lemstrom's class, we were
horrible third period. Pre-Collegiate.
When I fell off the treadmill in ninth grade.

Favorite Quote
"Be yourself, an original is
always worth more than a



Favorite Quote
-Give them nothing, but take from them
everything King Leonidas
Favorite Memory
SSinging at Carnegie Hall and
S going to New York with
Vocal Ensemble.

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Favorite Quote
"The important thing is to never stop
questioning." Albert Einstein
In 10 Years I'll Be...
S 10 years older.

Favorite Quote
"A friend is a person who will bail, but a
best friend is the one next to you saying,
'That was great, let's do that again!'"

SFavorite Memory '
Fairy houses.

In 10 Years I'll Be...
Responsible for evacuating man to the '
moon before the world ends in 2012.1 .
change society drastically based apon the .
views and rituals of my intergalactic cult.
Favorite Memory
Mrs. Bell tripping over
the projector cord in
ninth grade, theSobazzo Jarred Shannon and Brittany Posey


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Favorite Quote
"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry
with the saints."
In 10 Years I'll Be...
Winning the ironman competition while
becoming the world's sexiest man alive ...
In reality I'll probably be a starving writer
in New York City, but one can dream.

classmates not pictured

cody alford
nicholas nations
cody wilson

b S (( mile." The word you hear right
S/before the flash of the camera,
or what your best friend tells you when
you're feeling blue.
What is having a great smile? To some, it means having teeth that are
bleach white and straight as a board. To others, it is the way a person's
smile makes you feel when they flash their grin at you. "Her smile bright-
ens up the day," said Jarred Shannon when asked why he thought Brittany
Posey won. Posey was known for flashing her pearly whites throughout
the day when laughing and talking to everyone.
Although Shannon was dual-enrolled, he was still recognized around
campus for always being happy and showing off his million-watt smile. "It's
the first thing you notice when you look at him. It makes you feel comfort-
able and lets you know what a caring person he is," said Posey about why
Shannon won best smile.
While both Posey and Shannon have perfect, straight white teeth,
it is more how their smile makes you feel that sets them apart from the
rest. Co-Y KETo

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FRONT ROW: D.. Taylor, Cody Alford, Madison Ashley, Kelly Lasley, Crystal Johnson, Victoria Van Arnam. BACK ROW:Justin Feagle, Nick Turner, Elliott Welker, Michael
Callahan, Joshua Zeile, Sofia Royce, Mariel Mena, Shannon Hope, Matt McEwen, Kevin Njeru, Mary Silvers, Tatum Nichtberger, Lanie Wyrosdick, Katherine Harris, Dellora Rushing,
Jarred Shannon, Dione Tyson.

From their first steps into the classroom to their last steps across the stage at graduation, lifers shared an experience rnlik. any
other. Starting from day one, the 2008 lifers played together, learned together, and grew up together. In middle school, they
crossed the creek and opened up their circle to include new friends, but the bond shared by these people who have experienced
so much together will always be unique.
To learn and grow in the same familiar surroundings is a defining experience. "I grew up with these people, they're like my
family, and P.K. is my home," said Katherine Harris.
The lifers all recognize this special experience. They know that the bond between them can never be changed. "I like being a
lifer," said Michael Callahan. "I grew up with all my friends."
Being a lifer is an experience that shapes a person for the rest of their life, and now the time has finally come for them to say
"I'm a big kid now."



what was your favorite

'Thr- ;r,: ere my favorite. Not the regular
.,: .:.,-,e rlie really big one."
Mary Silvers

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"The monkey bars. I loved it when we played the
game with two monkey bars.

Madison Ashley

what was your favorite
Aj"Fifth grade was my favorite year because all
Smy friends were with me. Most of them left
afterwards." DioneTyson
fr^^iends r

"Freshman year was my favorite year. I was finally
- I..-h, -.h. ..:l, and it wasn't that much pressure.
nariel Mena

S-'..:.-.r.ji E .. was my favorite year. It was so much
I'j,-, :,,,.r i-: Robertson was a great teacher."
DJ. Taylor

Tatum Nichtberger and Cody Wilson
m st cban ed si ce In the four long
mQst an ed si ce I years of high
nln l gra le school, everyone
changes in their own
way. But, Tatum Nichtberger and Cody Wilson completely changed their
physiques, their style and their minds during their high school years.
"Tatum's entire wardrobe was switched from grunge/alternative to
prep," said Wilson. Nichtberger has totally changed her look on things,
previously listening to bands like Halifax, and now listening to the Pussycat
Dolls. In ninth grade, anytime you heard someone say "Tatum," you pic-
tured a quiet, shy girl, but now you can tell she has come out of her shell.
She is always laughing, srilrng and having a great time.
'.. l:.:.r went through mostly physical changes from freshman to se-
nior year. When we asked Nichtberger how Wilson had changed she said,
"Cody has grown up a lot, along with changing ,:h,. :.:ll,.." He spent time
learning the ancient art of karate and earned a black belt by doing so,
which explains one of the reasons he has changed physically.
Many members of the Class of 2008 changed during high school, but
these two changed more than most.

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Jennifer Aranda Cordero
Karli Bailey
Devan Baird

(I) UH-OH: Joe Barber looks on fearfullly before doing the Trust Fall, (2) UP A
POLE: Cristina Suarez screams as her classmates help her climb the pole. (3) TAKE
A LEAP: J.T. Mallary jumps onto the edge of the board in hopes of making it safely. (4)
SWING SWING: Ja'Kya Sheppard swings across the mud clinging tightly to the rope.
(5) FALL ON! Michael Lesousky falls into his classmates' arms. The trip to Camp Kulaqua
was intended to build class unity, and this event required lots of trust.

*! secondary


Joe Barber
Andrew Barton
Matthew Bass
Ambreshia Brown
Renard Bryant
Aaron Buffenmyer
Briana Buie

Kimberly Bullard
Byron Burdette
Chelsea Caro
Carlos Castillo
Tatiana Castillo
Kathleen Cerjan
Kyle Chacon

Kandace Clifton
Thomas Cochran
Shae Cothran
Justin Cummings
Katie David
Andrew Delker
Joseph Dileo

Thomas Dow
April Durant
Elizabeth Edwards
Andrew Emmons
Jonathan Fethiere
Liam Fitzgerald
Claudia Garcia

Kenya Gardner
Autis Gibson
Danny Gras
Jefferson Griebel
Ryan Grimes
Logan Hamilton
Vincent Hampton

Shae Hasson
Arianne Hedley
Miranda Heflin
Alicia Hernandez
Cassidy Hinson
D. A. Hinton
Connor Hogan

Christa Holloway
John Horter
Justin Ingle
Anton Isaksson
Amy Jackson
Elizabeth Johanson
Michael Johnson

Libby Jordan
Tim Kearl
Brittney Kelly
Katie Kennard
Ben King
Samantha Kitchens
Faith Lansberry

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Danny Latour
Samuel Lawson

Michael Lesousky
Courtney Lindsey

racing to


he noise of the revving engines drowning out the crowd,
the speeds near 125 miles per hour, the acceleration
through the finish-line with the checkered flag waving. These
scenes take us to an old experience at a race track, but these
scenes make up junior Darrell Pons' pasttime.
Pons, 17, has been racing motocross since he was 3 and
junior dragsters since he was 8. "My dad used to race dragsters
so that was what got me interested," said Pons. He practices
motocross daily and spends lots of his time working to improve
his skills with dragsters.
Racing seasons last longer than any regular sports seasons.
"Motocross is from September to March, and drag racing is
from March to November," said Pons.
The races for both take Pons all over the Southeast.
"Motocross races are primarily in Florida, Georgia, Alabama,
and Tennessee," said Pons. "The dragster races are all over the
East Coast."
Though he has been doing motocross longer, Pons is quite
a successful dragster. "I am sponsored by Lucas Oil for drag
racing," said Pons. He has won seven championships in eight
Pons plans to go to college following graduation. However,
he I. Ill not leave his racing behind. "When I am 18, I am going
to move up and race in a higher division for drag racing," said
Pons. "I :til want to do both, though."

N secondary


Errol Lucas
Samantha Lussier

J. T. Mallary
Iva Margjoni

Brent Markham
Robert Mayweather

Gaby McLeskey
Stephan Meeds

Anna Melendez
Jasmine O'Neal

Anderson Oliva
Evan Osgood


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If you had to choose a college in Florida, which one would it be?

{ 0 "The University of Florida because it is closer to
home, and it has much a better campus."
Connor Hogan
II ,

I "University of Miami because my brother likes
i the team and wanted to go there, and I like the
IIII colors."
ll Megan Young
"i: "

l ril ll IN "UF because I already know my way around
Gainesville, and my family lives here."
g Katie David

il wn t "Probably UF, because that's where my brother
i ii went. Also they have a good school for mechanics,
which is what I want to do."
Justin Ingle


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Alex Otero
Carson Pennypacker
Rachel Piper
Charles Poindexter
Britton Pollitt
Darrell Pons
Shae Powers

Sean Richardson
Karina Rivera
Meredith Rogers
Bryan Shaara
Eric Shade
Ja'Kya Sheppard
Alex Sims

Josh Snodgrass
Erika Stuckman
Cristina Suarez
Kyle Suggs
Janea Taylor
Leah TenBieg
Alex Theodore

Kirstie Thomas
Avalon Tolbert
Alejandro Torroella
Niels Troedsson
lain Wallace
Emily Walsh
Dean Ward

Cassandra Watkins
Shamir Webb
Ashley Welcome
Haus Whitehurst
Erica Wiggins
Cody Winfrey
Megan Young


Robinson walks along small wooden
posts during the Camp Kulaqua field
trip. When students were not re-
quired to swim or do the high ropes
course, they explored the camp.
(2) POSTIN' UP: Athena Gra-
vois pauses while making a poster
for Homeoming Week. Students,
were in constant competition dur-
ing Homecoming Week to see who
could design the best door. (3)
ACE IT: Allison Cattafesta focuses
hard on taking her chemistry test.
Stephen Burgin's chemistry class was
a hard class for most sophomores.
(4) FOR SALE: Gisela Fernandez
holds up a sign for the Spanish Club
bake sale at the carnival. The Spanish
Club sold baked goods as well as jew-
elry to try and raise money for their '
trip to Spain. 7...'


"What do you miss most from lost year?"

"Mr. Seymour's English class."
Jessica Gale

"If you spend too much time missing
what happened in the previous year, you
will miss what's happening now."
Seun Fayiga

"Teachers were more understanding
last year."
Kelsi Norton

"The friends who graduated."
Matt Dodd



"We had less homework, and the
teachers were easier.
Ben Mullins

"The teachers were a big change. This
year the work is more intense."
Ladreeha Welch-Joiner

0 secondary


Alex Acosta
Dylan Allen
Michael Andrews
Tiffany Banner
Jessica Bastien
Will Bennett
Michelle Blackwell

Takeara Bland
Justin Bloom
Joseph Bolinao
Jaterra Bonds
Brandon Boothby
Haydn Brasher
Calli Breil

Kaitlin Brennan
Justin Broiles
Danielle Brooks
Clyde Byrd
Lindsey Cable
Megan Calton
Allison Cattafesta

Kevin Cerjan
Ryan Chacon
Kate Chance
Coyia Chandler
Tyler Courson
Michael Dardis
Darryl Davis

Stephanie Denardo
Matthew Dodd
Michael Dolan
Annamaria Dvorak
Kayleigh Estes
Oluwaseun Fayiga
Jessica Feagle

Gisela Fernandez
Kevin Fitz
Daphne Flournoy
Jessica Gale
Sean Gannon
Sarah Gerard
Hailey Goetz

Cristobal Gonzalez
Brandon Gordon
Athena Gravois
Kayla Griffin
Sam Gustafson
Farris Hasan
Sean Hauzer

Ben Hawkins
Lucas Heacock
Brittany Hendrix
Carlon Hunt
Andrew Ingram
Maren Janson
Kendall Jones

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r~s2'2 0 '

HE'S A GENIUS: Stephen Burgin, wrapped within his own conscious, analyzes his atomic
model on his computer. He enjoyed happily dreaming away while on his new MacBook.

Megan Jones
Troy Kearney
Chris Krpan
Regina Lee
Brandon Loworn
Tiara Luckie
Adrian Lumpkins \( 'Un nre 1

Alex Martinez
Ivan Martinez
Tiebout McCrea
Lyndi McFate
Cooper McNiel
Danelle McPhadden
Alexander Melendez

Jeffrey Mervau
Harold Mikolaitis

Teshiana Parker
Jarrod Pate
Joe Pauly
Emmanuel Payne
Maurice Perry
Tahlia Pollitt
Talorean Potter L
M secondary



v-. IN


Voted "favorite teacher" by the sophomore class, chemistry
teacher Stephen Burgin uses exceptional teaching methods
to provide an exciting and fun experience. "I teach because I'm
passionate about the subject," Burgin said. "I want that to be conta-
gious with young adults."
There aren't many opportunities (at least legal ones) for most
students to endure the thrill of mixing dangerous chemicals, creat-
ing colorful chemical light shows and blowing things up for fun. In
Burgin's class, students are able to find that outlet.
One of Burgin's favorite experiments to present to students
was reacting hydrochloric acid with zinc to produce hydrogen gas
inside a balloon, then lighting the balloon with a match to show a
brilliant explosion. "Coach Scott got scared one time because it
was so loud," he said.
His hobbies include watching Star Wars, playing Wii, playing
piano and going to Gator basketball games, but his real love is
teaching. "I plan on being here a very long time," Burgin said. "I like




.-ii i iii A


_--- i

Zac Poulos
Patrice Powers
Shelby Ptacek
Meghan Roberts
Glen Robinson
Carolina Rodriguez
Paul Rye

Hillary Scott
Dylan Sealey
Jordan Shannon
Andrew Sherman
Kai Simmons
Keona Simmons
Taylor Sullivan

Nakiya Sutton
Ryan Thombs
Hank Tobener
Courtney Treweek
Lucas Trimble
Irene Villanueva
Laura Warner

Lamont Watson
Megan Weber
Ladreeka Welch-Joiner
Georgette Wells
Ernest White
Natasha Williams
Danielle Wright


"Not drinking and driving."
Naklya Sutton

S"Driving safely."

Hillary Scott

"What responsibilities will you have
when you get your license?"

I ,,. ."Carpooling myfriends." K Fi

" '. i.:-,l-,; out for other people."
Haydn Brasher

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_ s


Tempra Arroyo
Taylor Asbell
Phil Atkinson
Alex Avera
Jamie Bailey
Cory Barnes
Michael Barton

Rodrigo Bassit
Maelee Baxter
Mariah Berry
Jacquise Bivens
Janelle Broiles
Carl Brown
Morgan Brown

Chase Calvert
Ivi Crawford
Malcolm Cromarty
Peter Dayton
Mesh Debicki
Kandice Dixon
Caitlin Doak

Jeremy Doyley
Sean Duffy
Jamie Dunnell
Danny Dvorak
Miles Eaton
Sean Eccles
Samantha Eller

Toni Feely
Rachael Fitz
Jasmyne Flournoy
Cedric Forson
Dean Foster
Ronald Foxx
Sergio Galindo-Hamsho

Nathan Grater
Leland Greene
Tyler Hagin
Joel Hall
Rashad Harding
Caitlin Hare
Jenell Hartley-Cook

Maggie He
Jacob Heflin
Benjamin Hodges
Kelly Honeycutt
Ajay Hunt
Nichole Jacobs
Danielle jenkins
!. secondary




"When we get together, we all have fun."
Brittany Presley

what makes us


"What makes the Class of2011 better
than the other high school classes?

"We all joke around a lot, and don't take things
too serious."
Jacob Heflin


"We like to have fun, and we don't have
a lot of fights."
Alicia Stevenson

Naudia Jones
Ashley Kearson
Caitlin Keohane
Lindsey Keohane
Karina Kolb
Manny Kurki-Fox
Tiffany Landers

Rebecca Larose
Adam Lassiter
Armand Lassiter
Victoria Lawrence
Tyler Ledvina
Joel Lee
Asja Long

Johhny Long
Tomm Lovett
Sara Lynch
Cason Lyons
Ben MacHnik
Dinah Mason
Robby McLeskey

Mark Milam
Jelecia Milton
Jake Murphy
Julia Neal
Shaq Nobles
Kelsey Pederson
Ellie Portillo

Alexis Potter
Veronica Prem Das
Brittany Presley
L. E. Rankeillor
Brandii Ratliff
Joshua Rawls
Raleigh Rebstock

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Sydney Reed
Benjamin Rocha
Charity Rowe
Bridget Rustemier
Monica Santiago
Becky Sargent
Trevarris Saulsberry

Alysia Scott
Billy Silva
Kylee Skidmore
Jackson Smith
Dalton Stevens
Alicia Stevenson
Joshua Stewart

Erin Suggs
Lacey Thomas
Dean Thomason
K.T. Tonner
Lee Townsend
Tomas Tricallota
Omali Tyson

Nick Valletta
Jasmine Van Hamersveld
William Vineyard
Carmen Walker
Robin Waters
Jazzlynn Watson
Sarah Watson

Cyarah Welch
Collyn Welsch
Zari Whittaker
Jordan Williams
Ariel Wilson
Devin Wilson
Chandlar Witt

top .ten
viteo games

1. Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock
Assassin's Creed
Grand Theft Auto
(three-way tie for first place)
4. Kingdom Hearts
5. Halo
6. Wii
7. Rock Band
8. Gears of War
9. Halo 3
10. Call of Duty 4
From a poll of 75 freshmen in Mrs. MacDonald's and Ms. Shannon's
homerooms and Mr. Seymour's fifth period.

"What is your favorite video game and why?"

"Pong, because it's a classic that doesn't need a
bunch of gizmos."
Raleigh Rebstock

"FIFA '08, I like it because I love to play soccer and
it's a soccer game.
SJI ake Murphy



bein a
te m

"Do you think the Class of 2011 is united?"

"Yes, but we don't talk with each other as much
as other classes."
Alay Hunt

~Yes, twe are united. We also have our groups of
friends though."
Jenell Cook

"Yes, we are united because we are really close,
Sand we don't have a lot of cliques."
Brandii Ratliff

"We are all close and get along well."
Carl Brown

"Yes, we are united. We are all friendly with each
other no matter what happens."
Rodrigo Bassit

(I) CIRCLE OF LOVE: LE Rankeillor and
Tomm Lovett show their affection and friend-
ship for each other. The two were been known
to be best friends and almost inseparable. (2)
Monica Santiago and Ashley Kearson perform
an experiment in teacher Mickey MacDonald's
biology class. (3) LEAP OF FATE: Omali Ty-
son looks off into the crowd before he makes
the jump onto the famous "Blob" at Camp Ku-
laqua. (3) CARDS AND SPOONS: Carl
Brown, Ben MacHnik, Cedric Forson and Lind-
sey Keohane play "Spoons" in Mickey MacDon-
aid's class. The game was popular with students.
(4) SrrTN' BY THE SPRINGS: A group
of freshmen sit by the springs at Camp Kulaqua
and watch as people are "blobbed" high into the
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chil in'
"What is your favorite hang out spot?"

.. .. I "


t's kind of like making the horse do ballet," said eighth
grader Shelby Helfin, dressage rider.
Heflin, 14, has been riding horses since she was 5. She
stopped just a year later and started riding again when she
was 9.
Riding dressage is no easy feat. "You are given a 'test' or
pattern to lead your horse through," said Heflin. "You have to
control your horse's footwork so that it follows the pattern."
To be a successful dressage rider, you must practice often.
"I ride everyday in either Alachua or Archer," said Heflin.
Heflin is a member of the Bits-N-Spurs 4-H club in Alachua.
Through 4-H, she actively participated in dressage horse shows
at Canterbury during the last 5 years. "I usually place first or
second in these shows," said Heflin.
Following the local shows, there is a citywide competition
in April. "The big state competition is in June in Tampa," said
Heflin. "That is what you work for."
Heflin plans to continue riding horses through high school
urril her senior year. She hopes to qualify for regionals and
then hopefully qualify for the big national show all the way in
Riding horses is a hobby for many, but for Heflin, it is a
way of life. "I absolutely love it," said Heflin.
S secondary


"In the K-wing."
Zach Ayala

"By the lockers."
Montana Sewell

"In my room."
Alex McCaffrey

"The brick wall place."
Tim Dorman

"The mall."

Hakeem Hasan

"The pool."
Shanice Welcome

"The mall."
Candace Shannon

Zach Aaronson
Charmian Akins
Brad Alfonso
Aariel Allen
Gentry Allen
Emah Arthur
Zach Ayala

Sam Bailey
Barry Banks
Justin Barwick
Kevin Barwick
Rikki Baynard
Ashleigh Beatty
Ben Bell

Julie Boe
Derek Bolser
Maureen Brennan
B.J. Brown
Jordan Brown
Mikayla Carnley
Naomi Castro

Nick Cattafesta
Alex Collins
Savannah Cosenza
Evan Cowles
Evan Cunningham
Greg Dana
Erika Daugherty

David Daza
Paolo Jose Del Castillo
Ryan Dixon
David Dolan
Tim Dorman
Cody Dupuis
Shelby Eller

Christina Estevez
Bunmi Fayiga
Blanca Fernandez
Lily Fortich
Riley Fulton
Christian Galvez
Nancy George

Travis Gilbert
A.J. Gillis
Rebecca Glessing
Billy Hardaway
Hakeem Hasan
Shelby Heflin
Cameron Hellstrom

Eloise Hooker
A.J. Hutchinson
Jocelyn Ivey
Kadeidra Jackson
Ashley Jamerson
Domonique Jenkins
Veronica Jimenez

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f Y

e lead.

to follow
How is high school going to be
different from middle school?"

I "We get to choose more of our classes."
Shannon Specie

'. "The classes will be harder."
Mikayla Carnley


"There will be a lot more responsibilities, more freedoms,
and more chances for mess-ups. We'll be driving and
growing up."
Billy Hardaway


BI "No more turning in late work, I can drive next year. It
Sstinks we have to eat lunch later. We are going to have
more privileges."
Larry Robinson

"Our classes are going to be different next year, and
there is no late work. I am going to have a lot more
friends in high school. I can drive."
Jenna Kempton

Bobby Jones
Natalie Jones
Stephanie Jones
Jenna Kempton
Amanda Krpan
Josh Landers
Justin Landers

Jeanne Landry
Tyler Lattimore
Caroline Lesousky
Anthony Lopez
Evan Lowe
Kevin Lussier
Nathalie Maysonet-Gonzalez

Alec McCaffrey
Will McCrea
Kelli McGill
Allison Mervau
Alex Morrow
Kerrin Mosley
Sam Mullins

O secondary

;~. -,


Taylor Nelson
Steve Njeru

Kaylie Padgett

Alice Pauly
Brandon Poindexter

Andrea Powers
Merritt Robbins
Taylor Roberts
Katherine Robinson
Larry Robinson
Dan Rocha
Silvia Rueda

Tyler Sanford
Montana Sewell
Candace Sheridan

Pierce Skidmore
Shannon Specie
Kelvin Stevenson
SI Gregorio Suarez

Bryan Taylor
Arthur Thompson
Lizzy Tobener
SDerek Vail
o o ( Br n Ive. Kayla Waldorff
__ ~ Drew Ward

Sarah Waters
Shanice Welcome
Dallas Williams
D. J. Young
Aaliyah Young-Cyrus

C aiN SPEaRs
, .. (I)SlAYING FOCUSED: Ryan Dixon, David Daza, Brad Alfonso and Travis Gi bert com
plete a math assignment. Paige Allison's math class required hard work and full concentration
in order to succeed. (2) FLYING IN: Celina Flocks-Monaghan, Lizzy Tobener and Caroline
Lesousky watch while Kevin Barwick literally flies into their conversation. Barwick was known
for his spontaneity. (3) GRUBBING: Aariel Allen, Jocelyn Ivey and Nancy George eat
their lunches inside on a cold day. Many students chose to eat inside when the temperatures
turned cooler.

eighth grade O 7

Alex Akridge
Imari Allen
Kailyn Allen
Erica Alvarez
Eva Aranda
Cory Arthur
Trevor Baldwin

Dylan Batlle
Shanae Baxter
Haileigh Beckham
Janta Bell
Sean Biles
Michaela Borsa
Taylor Bourg

seventh grade

(I) CHAOTIC LUNCH: (Front to Back) James Lightner, Sam Johnson, Evan Wilder, Matt Van Arnam, Erin Sullivan, Julie Castillo, Colin
Smith, Raph Llana, Demetrius Chapman, Zeb Buffenmyer, Sergio Lugo, Otto Zettler and Taylor Bourg join in for a group photo at lunch. (2)
CREEK WATCHING: Richard Williams, Prince Hinson, Marcel Manning, and Van Turner participate in an ecology study on the Tumblin'
Creek. The peace and serenity played an important role in their research.

Taylor Bowden
Shanna Breil
Fowler Brown
Madison Brown
Zeb Buffenmyer
Danyell Byrd
David Byrd

Juliana Carrillo
Monica Cash
Julie Castillo
Demetrius Chapman
Winston Cunningham
Gina Davis
Cooper C.: jn-i.F, i.,-

f4 secondary


pard ignores teacher
his banjo during class
interested in the car
diligently on his assig
tively as her teacher
was something every
Zipper shows Brian
drell how to proper
African languages. Z
fun for all. (7) SUI
solves problems in m
class. The class wa
working in Weller's



seventh grade 0 3

Celino Diaz
Elise Falck
Ben Feely
Blythe Ferguson
D'Karas Fields
Erin Ford
Ben Foster

Ronan Galvez
Eric Garard
Deanna Garcia
De'Neishia Garner
Walter George
Gianna Gillispie
Alex Guinyard

D LEARN : Je'Rod
r Randy Hollinger pi
. Sheppard was much
nera than the class's c
EXCEL: Van Turner v
nment without pause.
Sophie Pallack gazes
r talks to her class. Sc
yone seemed to enjoy
GUAGES: Teacher /
ne Loworn and Lexi
ly do their presentation
ipper's geography class
M IT UP: James Lig
ath teacher Kristin Wi
s completely silent


Ali Harris
Darius Hawkins
Conor Heatherman
Julian Hinson
Kimber Hoyt
Megan Hoyt

Jeremy Johnson
Sam Johnson
Sean Kamhoot
Chelsea Kanuckel
Keith Kelsey
Jessica Kidd

n on
s was

SPW th grade

"Better lunch food!"
Sam Johnson p

"I want to be president."
Kailyn Allen

"...is for the weak."
Sergio Lugo

"Mr. Hollinger's class rocks!"
Katie O'Dell

"We get more freedom!"
Erin Ford

James Kraft-Owens
Austin Landis
Jordan Lewis
James Lightner
Pajeria Littles
Raph Llana '
Brianne Lovvorn

Sergio Lugo
M'Kayla Lumpkins
Lexi Mandrell
Marcel Manning
Alli Mathews
Shelby Mathis
Emma Merritt

Zach Nations
Katie O'Dell
Sophie Pallack
Danielle Petree
Monica Prado-O'Hearn
Delvin Rahynes
Blake Ream t w I

Matthew Rivera
Brittany Rossie
Kennie Schiffbauer
Zack Schwartz
Je'Rod Sheppard
Colin Smith
Ella Spelman


'Why do we have to take semester exams?"
Imari Allen

"Deep down inside, we are all super cereal."
S Trevor Baldwin

S"Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door."
Randy Hollinger, seventh grade teacher

"Flip mode is the best."
Walter George

"There is no reason to hate the
teachers; they are trying as hard as
they can to deal with us."
Chris Tonner



T.J. Stroud
Erin Sullivan
Adanna Thompson
Christopher Tonner
Erik Torres
Valerie Torres-Rosario
.r .,.nWl Van Turner

Matt Van Arnam
Kaleigh Wasdin
Kirsten Washington
Crystal Waters
Nathaniel Watson
Imani West
Garrett Westlake

Taylor White
Megan Whitehurst
Evan Wilder
Ethan Williams
Jesika Williams
Lili Williams

lnt ure

"How far ahead are
you thinking in your
future plans?"

* Middle School 5 percent
H High School 10 percent
* College 41 percent

* Life Plans 41 percent
* Other 2 percent

"What are you involved in?"

Literary Arts Magazine 6
Performing Arts 11
Instrumental Ensemble 2
National unior Honor Society 1
Game Club 3
Herpetological Society 7
Student Council 1
Art- 1

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Jacob Aaronson
Cody Ankney
Molly Bailey
Gregory Baker
Ricardo Bassit
Andrew Blanton
Edward Bonahue

Holly Brennan
Jamie Buckhalter
Corey Buie
Vashon Byrd
Juan Castro
Maddie Cauchon
Sequoia Cervone-Buzzella

graders Taylor Knight, Ashley Monk, Emily
Westlake and Hunter Eskew watch Language
Arts teacher Betsy Creveling as she discusses
assignments and other crutia information. (2)
TECHNOLOGY: Kasaydria Jones helps a
fellow student as they use the computers to
discover FCAT Explorer. (3) SING YOUR
HEART OUT: Chorus teacher Melanie Har-
ris, at the piano, coaches a section of her sixth
grade chorus class. (4) READING: Ricardo
Bassit, Tomasz Debicki, Haden Dausch and Juan
Castro take time during class for SSR (sustained
silent reading). (5) FULL ATTENTION:
Mia Drexler and Alex Lawrence listen and are
sure to pay attention as they prepare for their
next upcoming assignment of the day.

Courtney Clardy
Matt Clegg
Christopher Cotter
Natasha Cruz-Knopf
Alexandra Cummings
Kirsten Dana
Haden Dausch E.

Chanterelle Davis
Aerin Davison
Tomasz Debicki
Johanna Del Castillo
Mea Drexler
Napria Ellis
Hunter Eskew




Michaela Farmer
Carol Ann Feaster
Diego Fisher
Angelica Forson
Brianna Fried
Kyra Fulton
Erin Gadboys

Morgan Garcia
Jory Garrido
Noah Gindoff
Naomi Glaser
A.J. Cle.:"-'
Chykiet Goodley
Justin Hagin

sixth grade

(6) HILARIOUS: Sixth graders Angelica Forson, Taylor Knight, Emily Westlake and Ashley Monk sit in Language Arts teacher Betsy
Creveling's class and work diligently while they laugh at the jokes being said throughout the classroom. After having a good laugh the students
continued to work to finish all of their assignments before the bell rang. (7) MATH: In math teacher Shane Carnley's class, Jonah Stokes
works on some of the assignments that were designed to help the students better understand the material being taught. Workbooks such
as the one that they worked out of were used as a guideline to help the instructors.

James Heacock
Mariah Hellstrom
Sara Hendrix
Mason Hewitt
Aubria Hill
Sienna Horton
Joe Janson

Triston Jefferson
Karah Johns
Craig Joiner
Kasaydria Jones
Kaylie Jones
Robert Jones

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Dev Khalsa
Taylor Knight

Tabitha Landers
Alex Lawrence

Joseph Leshane
Angel Liu

Chad Liverman L .
Daren Lyons l I

don't have head lice!" sixth grader Ngai Ukweli said.
He felt this was the most common misconception
about his massive dreadlocks.
Ukweli, 12, has been growing his dreadlocks since he was
a baby. "When I was growing up, I wanted to be just like my
dad," said Ukweli. "Because he had dreads, I grew them, too."
Ukweli loves his dreads and all the attention that comes
from them. "When they look at the hair, they have to look at
my face, too," he said.
Though his dreads are what he is known for around
campus, there is much more to Ukweli than meets the eye. His
name is quite a tongue twister in itself. Ukweli was born in the
United States, but his father chose his name from the African
language Bantu. His full name, Ngai Baraka Ukweli, means
"God bless truth" in English.
Beyond the name, his outgoing personality Jeads to his
aspirations to be an actor. "I want to be a mix of Denzel
Washington, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence," said Ukweli.
With those dreads, name, and personality, Lik ..li is sure
to be noticed, and he plans to keep the dreads forever. "I'd say
there is less than a 1 percent chance I'll ever cut them."

Shayla Mackey
Samuel Mahon

Cassidy Mark
Michael Markham i

Andrew Martin .
Joshua Mauk

Jarrod Mayberry
Corina McBride

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Ailin McCullough
e Kalen McGill
S Whitney Mendez
U,", qq George Mikolaitis
B. J. Miller
B c.Lul Mariah Mincey

Eric Mondragon
Ashley Monk
Victoria Montgomery
Paige Nelson
Nicholas Nixon

Marta Olmos
Kevin Otero
Rafaela Pelegrina
Zeskia Pollard
r Wi Edward Porter
Juliahna Robbins

Devonja Roberts
IA Taylor Sanford
Kelsey Saulsberry
Savannah Scarborough
Kayla Simmons
Courtney Stephens

Kathryn Stephens

Geneva Swanson
Alicia Tennell

.. Ngai Ukweli

U IBrandon Vanderschoot
Davis Waldorff

Emily Westlake
Darilyn Williams

i Cray Winfrey
David Wright

sixth grade

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Dearta Anderson-Moody
Jesse Banks
Thomas Buschbacher
Milena Cosenza
Ellis Cunningham
Riley Delucas Spencer Dixon

Carmen Fernandez
Megan Gutierrez
Clayton Litzkow
Sean Lynch
Austin Mitchell
Autumn Myers
Christan Perry

Obed Santana-Rivera
Monique Santiago
Jordyn Saulsberry
Thomas Simmons
Sterling Simmons
Sophia Vanderschoot
Austin White
Adeyemi Young


Amanda Barwick
Samantha Bates
Laura Bennett
Miranda Clark
Ricky Echeverria
Brandon English
Sebastian Galindo-Hamsho e

Emily Garcia
Guillermo Gonzalez-Recci
Ashley ohnson
Blair Nembhard
Will O'Dell
Morgan Pinks
Corinna Pohl

Andrew Rocha
Nicholas Simmons
Gracela Solis
Anissa Staab
Heitor Tremura
Nicholas Trombly
Kayla Williams

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fifth grade

the iooas
4Wl ays
"The privilege of having patrols and being role
'. models for younger kids."
* 3 Kayla Williams

"What are you going to miss
about elementary school?"


"Uniforms in gym class."

Anissa Staab



"Definitely recess and the fact you get to go to
every special (class, like art, P.E. and music)."
William Losch

"Either the teachers or recess.
Sierra Holsbeke



Alexis Akridge
Kenny Bates
Alex Carrasquillo
Courtney Chappell
Brianna Crews
I Dominique Erney
Garland Evans

Eliana Garzon
Darius Green
Richie Griffin
Sierra Holsbeke
Carlton Litzkow
S William Losch
William D. Mackenzie
Kiarah Mallory
Quadae McDonald
Brenda Medrano
Clair Norden
Riley Stewart
Jordon Wells
Malerie Whitehurst
John Zoltek

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Nikki Bennett
Savannah Branch
Khalil Caul
Tyler Daniels
Gigi Edwards
Takhia Frazier \ ,

Taylor Gebhardt
Decker Herring
James Humphrey
Miles Jackson
D.L. Luckie
Darinelle Merced-Calderon
Uma Patel 4
Nicolas Pelegrina .i B:

Trace Raulerson
Nikkia Robinson
Cali Sanchez
Clay Sanders
Taylor White
Trai Williams
Victoria Williamson
Aurora Young


Malik Bakr
Zachary Beaufait
Madeline Bonahue
Audrey Brashears
Lindsy Carrasquillo
Colin Debicki

Anthony Echeverria
Megan Hewitt
Hunter Holzworth
Tristen Horton
Desmond Littles
Jami Mansolo
Cameron Markham
Joseph Meert

Emily Olmos
Andrew Robinson
Emily Smith-Pennell
Stephen Tucker
Taylor Vinson
Chelsea Vogtle
Maya Walker
Jac'CaraWalker ] .' P1'kj i ,



Cameron Barnes
Marina Bolser

Jamari Boothe
MacKenzie Calton

Christian Ellis
Dante Feliciano

Jesse Ferguson
Maya Fisher

"Are you looking forward to being a safety patrol?"

"Yes, I want to go to Washington D.C., and I
want to make good grades."

"Yes, because I want to go to Washington

"Yes, you get to help people get out of
the car."



David Hardaway
Logan Hickox
Destini Johnson
Lillian Jones
Nathaniel Linn

Hunter Manucy
Jackson May
Gabriel Pelegrina
Davis Ponjuan
Alissa Shupe

Jacquelyn Siegel
Katherine Vazquez
Aly Wade
Breannica Williams

fourth grade





third grade


Sarah Aranda
Troy Beckham
Devin Berry
Kelsey Biles
Kelsey Clemons
Taea English

Neil Hare
Ricky Knight
Nina Kraft-Owens
George MacDonald
Morgen Mincey
Caleb Morrow

Tavian Nembhard
Cailynn Saulsberry
Sierra Scott
Bobby Wong
Genesis Zambrano
Jake Zoltek

afte- jool

"I go to the playground and play with my friends."
Annalise Bourn

"I go to the YMCA and play sports."
Kelsey Biles

"I go home and watch TV."

Norgen Mincey

"I go to Blue Wave After School and play sports."
Troy Beckham






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Aja Altenhof
Thomas Arteaga
Adam Bailey
Ana Barrientos
Annalise Bourn
Callen Delucas

Sean Eunice
Marcela Ifju
Alyssa King
Alexis Kirkland
Adam Maxwell
Neil Mclnnis

Joshua Natividad
Taylor Padgett
Caroline Perry
Jaylen Richardson
Connor Stewart
Tiffany Torres-Rosario

Renea Adams
Chase Bourn
Nathaniel Cameron
Deatrick Cameron
Jonathan Castillo
Jacob Caswell

Fernando Fernandez
Abigail Foster
Anthony Gutierrez
Kailya Jackson
Thomas Llinas
Tayler Mark

Austin Morrow
Sarah Scarborough
Sabrina Sullivan
Joshua Thomas
Andrew Thomas
Briana Weller

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the days away
holding papers into numerous different animals and shapes,
doing dances that help tell stories...neither of these are
very easy, and second grader Mira Dhakal can do both.
Dhakal, 7, is half Nepali and half apanese and enjoys parts
of both cultures. "My dad is from Nepal, and my mom is from
Japan," said Dhakal. She was born in Matsui, Japan, but she
moved to America shortly after her birth.
Nepali dance is a form of dance originating in Europe that
is used to tell stories. Dhakal began doing Nepali dance when
she was 6. "I once did a dance about a pretty girl who made
bread,," said Dhakal.
Dhakal dances with several of her friends. "We perform
at the Indian Cultural Center," she said. "We even performed
in Jacksonville once."
Dhakal also knows how to do origami. "My mom started
teaching me origami when I was 5," said Dhakal. "I can make a
puppy, a fan and a person."
She plans to continue learning how to create other things.
"My favorite thing about origami is doing it with the gold and
silver paper," said Dhakal. "But, I really want to know how to
do other stuff, too."
At only 7 years old, Dhakal has already set some goals. "I
really want to become an art teacher," said Dhakal. With her
artsy background and experiences, she has certainly set herself
up for success in that field.

top tn favorite

A poll of 30 second graders revealed their favorite shows:
1. Suite Life of Zack & Cody
2. Hannah Montana
3. Looney Tunes
4. Sesame Street
5. Cory in the House
6. Scooby-Doo
7. SpongeBob Squarepants
8. That's So Raven
9. Drake Joshh
10. ESPN Sports


Benjamin Aaronson
Laksmi Arroyo
Jack Broling

Danny Clark
Mira Dhakal
Frederick Fang

Anthony Landers
Bailey Ledvina
Makenzie Mott

Austin Neal
Taylor Saunders
Dyani Sheppard

Amber Tillis
Veron Van Arnam
Aviana Williams


@ elementary


Anna Williams
Diego Zambrano '

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(I) BEING ORGANIZED: Katherine Robinson and Jocelyn Mayberry or-
ganize their papers in Kristen Williams' class. (2) MUNCHIN' IN CLASS:
Bailey Ledvina and Austin Neal eat lunch after returning from a field trip.





Leila Bakr
Sierra Bass
Blake Cox
a Vinny Davis
Christian Hanson
Eboni Harris

SRiley Holloway
Tyreq Hopkins
Landon Horton
Bronson Jones
Maddie Martin
Darielis Merced-Calderon

Samantha Munroe
Emeline Nuri-Prugh
Drew Outcalt
Daniel Smith
Jayda Teasley


Kaelynn Ayala
Bryce Baynard
Jordan Brown
Valeria Burgos
Tyler Carnley
Diego Castillo

Dillon Estes
Annette Herring
Brianna Jones
Morgan Kohlhof
Jocelyn Mayberry
Alex Mclnnis

Camden Powers
Oona Roberts
Katherine Robinson
Justin Roth
Deland Sowell
Rodrigo Tremura

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first grade


Jonathan Colon
Taylor Dennard
Hannah Fetko
Elissa Harris
Jack Hollinger
Michael Holloway, II

Shane Kennard
Birlen Linn
Isiah Malone
Julian Mayberry
Olivia McNeill
Kyle Moore

Jason Natividad
Emily Richardson
Naomi Ross
Emerald Sullivan
Julianna Teasley
Sophie Vazquez






Christopher Bates
Baylee Boothby
Dillon Brown
Evan Cloutier
Tayshaun Dixon
Natasha Fox

Austin Hobdy
Daniela Ifju
Colby Joiner
Jacob King
McKayla Kolb
Anna Liu

Cassie Mollica
Brittany Solis
Sarah Stevens
Caleb Tumbleson
Zane Vesper
Andr6s Villanueva

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one ear older,
one year smarter

How is first grade different
from kindergarten?

"It's a lot harder, I like it, plus you
are usually smarter and the days
are shorter."
Jacob King

"It is great. Its a little harder,
but I really like it."

Mary Broling

"Well we have less recess, we have
fun at P.E., and we have an earlier
Olvia McNeill

(I) STANDING TALL: Andr6s Villanueva stands up when he has to
really think about something. (2) LET ME SHOW YOU: Brittany Soils
shows Dillon Brown how to do some classwork.


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Wesley Avery
Mariah Banis
Mary Broling
Madison Brooker
Corey Criss
Jeanina Del Castillo

Taylor Dupuis
Ricky Galindo-Hamsho
Christopher Garcia
Rose Holtzworth
Coleman Renaker
Dalton Smith

Shrader Vickers
Sophia Walker
Gabrielle Welch
Addie Wright

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"It's good. They have centers and
recess, and I like that a lot."
Emilio Allan

How do you feel about starting school?

"It's really fun. You do a lot of
things, and we learn a lot."
Kody Brock

"I like that we play outside. I also
like to bring in my Bratz white car in
class when I have the share bag."
Aaliyah Norris

Ms. Cox's CLASS

Joel Adcock
Catalina Aguirre
Destin Altenhof
Katie Bates
Aurora Delgado
Taylor Doering

Maya Emmanuel
Ivan Cedric Esguerra
Nicholas Eunice
Kense Ferguson
Aleah Freeze
Marietta Long

Emilio Allan
Andrea Burgos-Villanueva
Taylor Cable
Carter Hanson
Alan Holloway
Kaeman Jones

James Kovar
Teah Leggon
Hailey Long
Brian Meert
Dariannie Merced
Aaliyah Norris

Joey MacDonald
Jo'El McNish
Dave Mitchum
Sufana Noorwez
Tyresse Sanford


Casey O'Dell
Jake Outcalt
Katie Rocha
Patryk Weller
Samantha White
Rachel Worthy

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SPIRIT SPIDERS: Sufana INoorwez, Jo El McNlhsh, Maya Emmanuel and Maryetta
Long were some of the spiders of Ms. Cox's class during the Homecoming Parade.

Kody Brock
Christopher Carenza
Kyle Chappell
Kevin Concha
Daniel Dawson

Damaris Grayson
Colin Heatherman
Emory McKnight-Scott
Logan McKnight-Scott
Dejuan Mitchum
Janelle Morant

Cheyenne Mortimer
Arianna Thornton
Aleksander Wade
. Isabella Weil
Travis Williams
Rachel Zuckerman

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Amanda Adimoolah
Paige Allison
Thom Anderson
Renee Andrews
Nicole Bastien
Mindi Bates
Teddi Bearman

Sara Bernstein
Tom Beyer
Jim Bice
John Bourn
Angela Brammer
Julie Brown
Kim Brown

faculty & staff

(1) SHEER TERROR: Junior Britton Pollitt begs for his life as high school physics teacherJulie Brown readies him on a bed of nails.Junicr
Michael Harmon looks away while waiting to smash a cement block with his hammer over his best friend. Students enjoyed the various activi-
ties they did in physics while testing the laws of nature. (2) YEE HAW: Sixth grade history teacher Brian LaPlant, on left, strums the stand
up bass with fellow band members. LaPlant played in his band a couple times a month, usually on the weekend or Thursday nights.

Theda Buckley
Stephen Burgin
Shane Carnley
Penny Chou
Mayra Cordero
Jill Cox
Betsy Creveling

Greg Cunningham
Chris Davidson
Kelly Dolan
Margie Donnelly
Angela Flavin
Patti Fricks
Ashlea Graham
1 faculty & staff


SAlisa Hanson
Carolyn Harrell
Melanie Harris
Pauline Hazan
HEsUCristina Hernandez
Jenny Hill
Randy Hollinger

A eAngela Holloway
David Holt
Neila Hutson
Sue Ireland
Kathryn Janicke
Julie Johnson
i I" -i +1 UCarmen King

"Whot is something the students don't
know obout you?"


"I play the guitar by myself."
David Young, tech supervisor

E "I had a pet alligator when I was a little girl."
Dianne Skye, high school art

Leslie Peebles, middle and high school art

"1 used to work in Las Vegas."
Cindy King, Algebra 2
"I was a movie theater projectionist for 11 years,
and I have a master's degree in entomology."
Angela Brammer, high school journalism

Cary Kirby
Brian LaPlant
Carissa Lawrence
Eric Lemstrom
Joe Locke
Mickey MacDonald
h Jo LSherwin Mackintosh

Sue McCoy
Sara Montgomery
Amy Murphy
Janice Nelson
Valerie Otero
: ...+... -. Dee Palmer
Leslie Peebles

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hat would you like to tell people about yourself?"
When asked this question P.K. Yonge's primary
bus driver, Jerry Flunker, replied, "Bus drivers really do
If you actually take a second to listen to Flunker's answer,
you will realize how right he is. "I feel taken for granted and I
don't get enough appreciation." Students and teachers alike do
take advantage of the fact that Flunker supplies just about all of
the transportation for school events.
Flunker has been a bus driver for three years, and he has
spent all three years driving for P.K. Yonge. "One Saturday
morning, there was no driver, so I asked if they needed another
one and they said yes," said Flunker.
At that point in time Dave Freely was the primary bus
driver, but he was trying to retire. Although retired himself,
Flunker stepped in and has been the primary bus driver ever
One of the many perks of being a bus driver is getting to
accompany students on all of their field trips. "The museums
and theme parks are very interesting," said Flunker. His longest
trip was driving the Marine Science class to Key Largo.
"I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't enjoy it," said Flunker. "I
plan to keep driving as long as I enjoy it; it gives me something
to do."
The next time Mr. Flunker is your bus driver, thank him
for all of the hard work he puts in. Without him, you might be
walking to your next field trip.


"If you didn't teach, what career
would you choose?"

"I would be an airline pilot."
Michael Roberts, elementary chorus

I would be a professional mascot."
Brian LaPlant, sixth grade history

"A fiction novelist."
Tom Beyer, 12th grade English

I would be a T.V weather girl."
Betsy Creveling, sixth grade English

"I would be a National Park Ranger.
Chris Davidson, computer technology

I would love to be an artist or a photographer"
Carolyn Harrell, internship program *

"I would be working at a college university in
higher education."
Courtney Shannon, high school history

"I would've pursued a field in medicine, possibly
pediatrics." E
Andrea Zazo, elementary P.E.


Ashley Pennypacker
Marta Pollitt
Catherine Porter
Phillip Porter
Linda Preston
Marisa Ramirez
Betty Richardson

Shirley Ann Scarabino
Laura Schollmeyer-Schwartz
Lakisha Scott
Mary Scott
Randy Scott
Jake Seymour
Courtney Shannon

"Why did you choose to teach?"

. "'Cause people pay me to read history books."
Thom Anderson, high school history

I "Two reasons, I love learning and history, and I
thought it was a good way to stay connected with
my kids."
tu h Patti Fricks, 12th grade economics

S"I like kids and to watch and participate in their
intellectual development."
Jane Schmidt, 10th grade English

"I really like kids of all ages, and I love science and
learning new things"
Julie Brown, physics and elementary science

"It's a calling."
Teddi Bearman, eighth grade science

Dianne Skye
William Steffens
Jill Tillis
Ting Tseng
Annette Villanueva
Sandra Villanueva
Wendy Warren

Brynn Welker
Kristin Weller
Kristen Williams
Lisa Worthy
David Young
Andrea Zazo
Adam Zipper

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W\ hat a pain! Having such a
SY hectic, busy schedule with
six different classes, it's a wonder that we ever survived!
With the issue of having so many heavy things, most high
school and middle school students picked different styles of backpacks to fit
their daily routines and activities. Some popular types were drawstring, sling,
messenger, mini, tote, duffle bag, rolling and the classic backpack.
This was a way to show rd, i.jdualJ,. and a way to provide for students'
scholastic needs. When asked why they wore that particular backpack, each
student had their own reason. Sixth grader Courtney Clardy wears a styl-
ish Vera Bradley tote for support. "My dad got it for me on Christmas," said
Choosing a style that was supportive was indeed an important factor.
Eighth grader Jordan Brown uses a duffle bag which he says was for "track and
Many females students shoved books and other various papers into their
lockers and stuck to carrying purses. After all, they were able to visit their lock-
er between every class period so they could pick up the papers they needed.
All in all, backpacks were unique to fit everyone's personality. As students
grew up, their styles changed, and their backpacks could change with them.

How do you like rolling backpacks?

S"I like that it doesn't put stress on your back. But the
bad thing is that they can run over your toes!"

James Heacock, sixth grade

"They are my favorite, and they are really cool!"

SMichael Holloway, first grade

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Stress is one of the biggest presence in the life of a student. Wheth-
er it's the big math test, the English project you conveniently forgot
about inril the night before, or just the general mayhem of student
life-trying to balance school, sports, work, and friends-everyone feels
stressed occasionally by the pressures of school.
Student athletes were often the hit the hardest by school stress,
due to having to arrange their schedules to accommodate their extracur-
riculars. "It's hard to balance homework and b:i.a.trball." said junior Vin-
cent Hampton. "I usually end up staying up really late to finish it."
Not every class was equally stressful, though. "Certain teachers are
really strict about their deadlines for stuff," said senior Mallory Hard-
away. "But, others aren't. You kind of figure out who you can give late
work to and go from that."
Aside from manipulating the system, students found other ways to
deal with the stress of school. "I just don't think about it," said senior
Tori Grimes. "It's kind of like, 'out of sight, out of mind,' for me. I did my
applications, so now I'm done stressing."
For some, though, all that was needed to deal with stress was a
good talk with a close friend. "My friends are my biggest support sys-
tem," said junior Cristina Suarez. "They let me vent and give me good
advice. I don't know what I'd do without them,"

(I) FOCUS:Junior Arianne Hedley focuses on a quiz in Eric Lemstrom's AP English class. (2) PEEKABOO: Freshman Taylor
Asbell lets her goofy side show while the teacher explains an assignment to the class. (3) LOOK AHEAD: Freshman Jamie Bailey
glances at the whiteboard while taking a test in Mickey MacDonald's class. (4) LEAN BACK: Eighth grader Cameron Hellstrom
listens to John Bourn's class lecture. (5) CORRECTION: Mickey MacDonald grades an assignment while her students take a test.
MacDonald was known for her strict procedures during tests. (6) DON'T CHEAT: Freshman Sara Lynch focuses intently on her
science test. Folder dividers helped prevent students from succumbing to the temptation to peek.

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(7) DEADINE: Senior Jae-
Tii Gilley works hard complet-
ing the 2008 yearbook. (8)
BIUNGUAL: Senior Victo-
ria Van Arnam studies for her
University of Florida French
class exam. Dual enrollment
was popular among juniors
and seniors. (9) USTEN:
History intern Rachel Petrof-
sky lectures her first period
students during the second
semester. (10) TEST ME:
Junior John Horter takes a
quiz in Eric Lemstrom's class.
(II) FINISH UP: Junior
Beth Edwards focuses hard
on a test in AP English.

wiIth it

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"What did the SAT Prep class
help you the most with?"


"It helped a lot with my math, especially with
my factoring."
Nick Nations, senior

"It gave me better strategies to answer ques-
tions on the test."
Kyle Bennett, senior

"It gave me a better understanding of stuff,
especially English. It helped me with the
correction questions."
Tyler Courson, sophomore

"It helped me refresh my math skills,
especially Algebra."
Libby Jordan, junior

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W hen homeroom ended and everyone had finally made it
to school (well, almost everyone), the first period of the
day began. Most students wandered into first period still rubbing
the sleep out of their eyes, but Randy Hollinger's students were
There was never a dull moment in -.-llinger ; seventh grade
science class, even early in the morning. Between the aquariums
full of interesting animals and the equally interesting lab activities,
silence and boredom were unheard of.
"The best part of Mr. Hollinger's class is all the hands-on ac-
tivities," said seventh grader Sean Kamhoot. From using ordinary
classroom items like scissors and droppers to discover the evolu-
tionary merits of birds' beaks to choreographing a dance based on
cell mitosis (see photo, page 114), Hollinger strived to make the
ordinary extraordinary.
"I i.e being able to learn things in interesting ways, instead of
just out of a book," said seventh grader Blythe Ferguson. Students
weren't the only ones enjoying H..llirng.r :, alternative methods.
"I love teaching, I just love it," Ho-llirnger said. "It's so much fun.
I learn along with the kids. It's the best." With his passion for teach-
ing, Hollinger's class is bound to always be a hit.


(1) GONE FISHIN': Seventh graders Erica Alvarez
use classroom items to fish "food" out of an aquarium d
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(2) TAKE NOTE: High school math teacher Gloria Weber gives one of her daily lectures accom-
panied by at least a page of notes. While always willing to help, Weber was known for her hard-core
discipline and demand for total attention. (3) PAY ATTENTION: Juniors Ryan Grimes and Sean
Richardson take notes in Weber's class. (4) BOLD: Seniors Mike Perry and Colin Spears focus intently
on the difficult concepts Weber teaches in her class.

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the lines
(5) DOODLEBUG: Junior Britton Pollitt draws
on his daily dose of Vitamin C while English teacher M
Eric Lemstrom lectures. 6) TO THE POINT: K N H w
Lemstrom punctuates his statement with the aid of
an Expo marker. (7) EYES AND EARS:Junior
Liam Fitzgerald gives Lemstrom his rapt attention
(8) SNACKTIME:Junior Beth Edwards munch-
es on crackers while simultaneously keeping tuned
in to the class discussion.

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(9:16) OVERHEAD: Seventh grader Ben Feely listens to his English intern give a lecture. During
second semester, many classes were taken over by interns. (9:24) RIGHT THERE: Eighth grade
history teacher John Bourn uses his famous hand gestures to get his point across to eighth grader Cody
Dupuis. It was well known that if someone made Bourn sit on his hands, he would be mute. (9:38)
LAB RATS: Eighth grader Natalie Jones accesses a science website in Teddi Bearman's science class.
Computer labs were an important part of every science classroom, and the extra technology aided many
students' learning. (10:03) COLLABORATE: Juniors Aaron Buffenmyer, Rachel Piper, LibbyJordan,
Shae Cothran,and Dean Ward work together to answer a question posed to them in their American His-
tory class. Teacher Thom Anderson posed questions designed to force students to think critically.

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rop and give me 20" is a phrase well known by
those involved in the military. For eighth grader
Alex Collins (a member of Amy Murphy's second period
language arts class), his interest in the Marines and his
participation in the Young Marines program made this phrase
quite common for him.
"I've just always been interested in joining the Marines,"
said C.llir:, 14. "My uncle was in the army." His interest in the
Marines led him to the Young Marines program. "My mom and
me decided that it'd be a good thing for me to join."
Through the Young Marines program, Collins made the
trip to the Marine Corps Training Base in Paris Island, South
Carolina, for two weeks over the summer. This trip took the
Young Marines through the same obstacle courses that Marine
recruits must go through. "Our whole day is planned out," said
Collins. "We do physical training in the morning, eat breakfast,
do a rifle simulation class, eat lunch, go to another class, and
then do more physical training."
During the school year, his Young Marines group met
every other Saturday. "We do campouts and learn stuff about
life as a Marine," said Collins. "My favorite part is going to the
encampments when all the other units come."
Collins plans to continue in the Young Marines program
and then join the Marines when he graduates.

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(1) HEAVY UFIN': Sophomore Ben Mullins uses perfect form while completing curls
with the bar. (2) PUSH IT TO THE UMIT: Junior Anton Isaksson assists sophomore
Jordan Shannon as he does the bench press. This task always required a "spotter." (3) ACT-
ING IT OUT: Eighth grader Kaylie Padgett acts out a scene in the book Tangerine. (4)
CIRCLES: Geometry teacher Jim Bice points out angles within circles on the overhead.
(5) MAXING OUT: Junior Robert Mayweather maxes out in second period weightlift-
ing. This was a popular workout term in Coach Kelly Barrett's class. (6) STRAIGHT TO
THE WEIGHTS: Senior Julianne Doctor uses dumbbells to work out in second period
weightlifting. (7) GEOMETRY GALORE: Jim Bice stops teaching for a minute to help
freshman Rashad White and sophomore Shaq Nobles with some of their classwork.

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t's the in-between class when everyone has woken up and is
at their best. It's second period, after breakfast, before lunch,
and for most students, it was a happy medium.
Coach Kelly Barrett's second period '.eghtlhrng class was
not just another easy "A" elective. Most students enjoyed the
guidelines set for them. "I like this class because I get to work
out and it gives me a chance to progress in sports," said sopho-
more Jordan Shannon. Students had to learn every muscle in
the body and what exercises worked out each muscle. They
had to take written tests to show they knew the material.
Jim Bice's Geometry Honors class had many projects that
made the class stand out from all other math classes. One fun
project that students waited all year to get started on was the
famous kite project. Students measured and cut plastic straws,
tissue paper, and string for the materials to build the kite. They
had to use math to make sure their kite would soar through
the skies. Students loved seeing the practical application of
math in their kites.
Amy Murphy's eighth grade Language Arts class learned
English in an out-of-the-box way. "She's crazy in a good way,"
said eighth grader Nathalie Maysonet-Gonzalez. They read the
book Tangerine and took trips to the Phillips Center for Per-
forming Arts at UF to see various plays.

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(10:58) EXERCISES: Sophomore Tiara Luckie works out her tr:.. F .: j hrlr. There
were many ways for students to work out their triceps in the weight room. (11:23) HOW DID
IT HAPPEN! Eighth grader Savannah Cosenza acts out a scene in the book Tongerine in Amy
Murphy's second period language arts class. Murphy's class allowed students to show their identities.
(11:45) WORKING TOGETHER: Freshman Alex Avera and eighth grader Tim Dorman work
together to finish their classwork in geometry. Toward the end of class, Jim Bice allowed students to
...:.r I: t.r. (12:07) MAKING THE GRADE: Senior Brittany Green looks over her paper
in Tom Beyer's second period English IV Honors class. Beyer was known for his tough critiques on


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Third period was filled with excitement, hunger and waiting. It was
the last period of the day. All students could think about during class
were the countdowns for lunch and the end of school.
Students who have experienced Thom Anderson's history classes
know about the long lectures, endless outlines and constant digressions.
In his Advanced Placement class, students had to write weekly essays and
study throughout the year for the AP exam.
"It's stressful, not so much difficult, because it becomes routine, but
it gets annoying after a while," said sophomore Calli Breil. "However, I
also know it will help me greatly prepare for not only his tests, but the
AP test as well."
Having Renee Andrews for marine science was a real treat. She has a
real passion for teaching. Andrews' third period class had the opportunity
to experience that passion.
"I look forward to this class every day. It's made me want to pursue a
career in the science field," said senior Lindsey Woodmansee.
Carolyn Harrell's third period gifted class was full of bright and intel-
ligent seventh grade students who wanted to learn. While other students
took simple electives, these scholars took it to the next level. This was
not an honors class but an independent study class. Harrell took them
beneath the surface and gave them a new perspective on several topics.

(2) UNSURE: Junior Elizabeth Edwards reads over the multiple choice questions and tries to
decide the answers. (3) IA 2.C 3.D: Thom Anderson helps his A.P. students grade their test
by calling out the correct answers. (4) PATIENTLY WAITING:Junior BitJohanson and sopho-
mores Alex Polefko and Calli Breil wait while Thom Anderson calls out the answers to their test.


"What do you like about being in
Ms. Harrell's class?"

"Being able to learn about different literature, and it was
a great writing opportunity."
Kaleigh Wasdin

"The freedom. It is nice not having teachers hack over
you like normal teachers."
Juliana Carrillo

"Huckleberry Finn. It described modern day life in past
tense, I loved it."
Raphael Liana

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(12:47) LOOKING IN AMAZEMENT: Senior Mohammad Hasan and junior Avalon Tolbert
look at their fish tank during their third period marine science class. These tanks were filled with organ-
isms they collected from Seahorse Key. (1:05) THE UFE: Senior Mark Dugger and junior Charles
Poindexter wait for the lunch bell to ring. Dugger was dual-enrolled and was usually seen hanging around
campus during third period. (1:52) CONFUSED: Renee Andrews explains to junior Ben King what
type of organism he has found. Andrews always seemed to have the answer when it came to marine
life. (2:20 ) ARTISTIC ABILIY: Sophomore Tiffany Banner, freshman Mariah Berry and juniors
Cassandra Watkins and Joe Pauly concentrate while drawing during their third period art class.

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a d "What do you like most about your
sixth grade math class?"

"I like how we get to use
the computers."
Ashley Monk sixth grade

19 "I like the computers and the teacher."
.. Marqui Goodley, sixth grade

(I1) PREPARE FOR BATTLE: This Lego car,
constructed by junior Liam Fitzgerald, awaits its race.
Fitzgerald's car was a hopeful winner for a competi-
tion on a vehicle's acceleration. (2) DONT GET
HIT! Physics teacher Julie Brown uses senioressie
Cooper to demonstrate the swinging of a pendulum
and the results of air friction. "I was so scared that
the pendulum was going to hit me in the face," said
Cooper. "I guess I just don't trust the laws of physics
enough." (3) PRECISION: Junior Britton Pollitt
works on his paper car in hopes that it will keep his
egg safe. The students used several different designs
for cars, all with the ultimate goal of an uncracked
egg in the end.




How do you like learning physics?

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What goes through your mind when you think of physics? Lots of labs, field trips, and fun
is only part of it. The physics class has had to learn a lot to participate in all the things
they do. From racing Lego cars to shooting off mini-rockets, this class is one that spurs the inter-
est of most high school students.
Julie Brown is the new physics teacher this year, and many students enjoy her teaching. "I
really love physics. The main thing is that it is so easy to teach because there is so many things
to do with it," said Brown. "The students are the reason I teach. I wake up to teach for them.
I've had the best class so it's been really good."
Brown is very popular with the students. "She is fly as a kite," said senior Dellora Rushing.
"She always makes sure that I am taken care of."
In the spring, the physics class built trebuchets, which they used to launch different items
such as bags of flour and gallons of water. Junior Beth Edwards said, "It sounded fun, but it was
a hassle getting to the store and getting together with people." EMILY FULLER

"I enjoy the multiple, fantastic,
educational labs that spark m-"
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the eve of its birth."
Danny Gras, u.:

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L the beautiful woman that teaches

S Kyle Chacon, junior

"I really enjoy the labs we do in
physics. It's fun to have a hands-on
Cassandra Watkins, junior

"I love the projects we do in here.
They are so much fun and we
learn so much."
Samantha Lussier, junior

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(8:59) NEWS FLASH: Sophomore Danielle Wright and senior Matt Browne look through other
newspapers for design ideas for the high school newspaper. (9:25) COMPUTER WHIZZES: ,-': _
Seventh graders Shanae Baxter and Demetrius Chapman work on the computers in Chris Davidson's r
fourth period technology class. Middle schoolers alternated between electives each semester. (9:44)
THROWIN' DOWN: Senior Blain Alfonso and freshman Veronica Prem Das work on the wheel in
Dianne Skye's fourth period ceramics class. (10:18) GYM RATS: Coach Willie Powers' gym class
gets ready to play an infamous game of California kickball. Everyone looked forward to playing this
game with Powers.

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The day's almost over! On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
students wait for the bell to ring so they can head off to their
last and final class of the day, not to mention lunch. Classes dur-
ing this time include Interactive Design, Chemistry Honors, eighth
grade U.S. History, Portfolio Art and seventh grade science.
"Interactive Design is somewhere between crucial comput-
er knowledge and a total waste of time," said Interactive Design
teacher Christopher Davidson.
Although that may not be true, students over the course of
the year definitely learned a lot. One lesson stood out from the
rest: automated dialogue replacement and Foley sound effects.
During this lesson, students learned how in older films direc-
tors had actors go in a sound studio to record over previous lines
and add sound effects to a movie.
"I like the hands on interactivity. It's a rare chance for this
class to use their hands as well as their brains because most of the
year they are on the keyboard," said Davidson. "The best part is
I get to have them voice record only once, and be mean and play
it back. The results u.juall, wind up sounding like a badly dubbed
1970s kung fu movie."
What's the best part? Just being able to create something of
my own," said sophomore Tiebout McCrea.

click ... click ... BOOM!

(2) CRUSHING THE CAN: Sophomore Alex Polefko experiments with heating an empty
metal can and putting it in a pan of ice cold water in Chemistry Honors. (3) GROUP DISCUS-
SION: Sophomores Andrew Sherman, Shelby Ptacek and Lindsey Cable talk about the mass of
a balloon during one of their labs. (4) LET'S BEGIN: Sophomore Allison Cattafesta carefully
reads over the lab procedure before performing any experiments.

"What do you think about your
eighth grade U.S. History class?"

"Mr. Bourn talks a lot, more than any other teacher."
Nathalie Maysonet-Gondalez, eighth grade

"We have a lot of fun and constantly talk."
Kelli McGill, eighth grade

"I like that Mr. Bourn spends a lot of time going over
quizes and other things to make sure we get it."
KeMn Stevenson, eighth grade

(1) GO FOR IT: Chris Davisdon gives students a thumbs up while they record volceovers
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(10:43) SOUND AND ITS IMPORTANCE: Sophomores Ryan Chacon and Michael Dardis per-
form the ever-important task of managing and creating sound effects for the movie Charade while their
partners work on the dialogue. Playback was always hilarious in Interactive Design, especially when it
was time for the members of any group to hear themselves on the big screen. (11:02) MITOSIS
DANCE: Randy Hollinger's seventh grade science class performs something unique: The Mitosis Dance.
The dance called for the students to know all of the six stages of mitosis. (11:39) CHARCOAL
FACES: Junior Shae Hasson concentrates while he erases charcoal off his paper to creates a person's
face during the Portfolio art class. (12:01) THE SHRINKING BALLOON: Sophomore Andrew
Sherman watches a pink balloon in hot boiling water. Students in Chemistry Honors placed one balloon in
hot water and another in cold water, pulled them both out and recorded data about what happened.

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(1) BOOKWORMS: Sixth graders Whitney Mendez and Marta Olmos read intently during Betsy
Creveling's class. (2) PLAN AHEAD: Seventh graders Cassidy Mark and Haileigh Beckham mark up
their planners. (3) PAYING ATTENTION: Sixth grader Craig Joiner sticks it out as he tries to keep
his head up during a discussion in language arts.

(4) UKE A 'HAWK: Seventh grader Josh Landers stops to sport his mohawk before going up to the
field in Wille Powers' sixth period PE. class. (5) VERTICAL JUMP: Freshman Dean Foster jumps
as high as he can for a test in John Clifford's personal fitness class. (6) RUNNING MAN: Seventh
grader SamJohnson jogs around the field during the monthly run of the mile in P.E. class. (7) ROUIN':
Sophomore Sam Gustafson rolls a medicine ball to freshman Tomas Tricallota.

(12:25) READ CAREFULLY: Sixth grader Reid Wilson laughs as his language arts teacher, Betsy
Creveling, makes a humorous remark about a book. (12:59) BETTER THAN DESKS: Sopho-
more Clyde Byrd sits with freshmen Alysia Scott andJamie Dunnell and sophomore Jaterra Bonds while
personal fitness instructor John Clifford lectures. The blue stretch mats provided a comfortable place
for students to sit. (1:44) STAY BALANCED: Freshman Nick Valletta and sophomore Ernest
White illustrate a balance game in personal fitness class. This activity had all of the students interested.
(2:39) THAT FINAL BELL: Juniors Cassandra Watkins, Beth Edwards and Tim Kearl sit on the
benches at the bottom circle awaiting the long anticipated bell ring. Watkins and Edwards took part in
various internships for their sixth period class.

(8) DRESSING OUT: Seventh graders in Coach Willie Powers' P.E. class
gather around as they get ready to run the mile.


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T he day is almost done! From the time the morning announce-
ments end, we waited for that final bell to ring. At times, it
could be hard, almost unbearable, to know that after lunch only 50
minutes separated us from the end of the day.
Despite this longing feeling, students still managed to make the
best of their sixth period. In Coach Willie Powers' middle school PE.
class, students were pretty picky about what they liked to do. The
general consensus seemed to be that free time with basketball was
the best part of P.E.
Eighth graders Evan Cunningham and Josh Landers also agreed
that running was the worst part of the class. "Basketball and -,.:.ibll
are my favorite, and I hate running laps," said Cunningham.
Landers was part of the varsity cross country team last season,
but even he got a little grumpy when Coach Powers instructed them
to go up to the top field. "Running is the worst part of the class,"
Landers said. "I hate when we have to go to the top field and run
the mile."
Though many shared this opinion, some, like seventh grader
Sam Johnson, had different views.
"P.E. is definitely the best elective of them all, even with the
rurriri~," said Johnson.
With all the extra energy the middle schoolers seem to have, it
was no surprise that they loved their P.E. class.

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(I) THUMBS UP: Anissa Staab is ready to get her fair
share of chow after a hard day's work. (2) SHARING: Aus-
tin White practices presenting to junior Byron Burdette. (3)
DISPLAY: Dearta Anderson-Moody presents her project
on President Lincoln's childhood. (4) ASK: Sharing with his
mother, Adeyemi Young further explains what his topic was. (5)
INFORM: Megan Gutierrez shares her project about Harriet
Tubman with younger students at school. (6) FOOD: Standing
in line, students yearn for the food they deserve. After presenta-
tions, getting free food was a major plus for these students.

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really wanted to do the Battle of Gettysburg, but it
got taken, so I had to pick another main battle," said
fifth grader Obed Santana-Rivera when asked why he chose
the Battle of Vicksburg as the subject of his Civil War project.
The extensive project's requirements included an essay,
a teacher inquiry paragraph, and an inquiry paragraph on
the students' question, all of which was showcased on a large
poster board. "It took me a week to do the project," said
Santana-Rivera. "I got a 95 on mine."
As his grade on the project suggested, Santana-Rivera was
a great student. His good grades earned him the title of safety
patrol captain. "As captain, I put up the flag in the morning,
check to make sure everyone is at their post, take down the
flag in the afternoon and check to make sure everyone is there
again," said Santana-Rivera.
Santana-Rivera also played flag football through the after
school program. "I played runningback and safety," he said.
"Next year, I will play tackle for PK."
Santana-Rivera was well-known and respected among
his classmates for his leadership and participation in so many
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Projects on Dec. 19 with determination and bravery.
Voices were everywhere, loud and crowded, but the noise
did not seem to affect the kids. Not even the presence of
some of their parents was enough to unnerve them.
The first thing one could see in teacher Ashley Penny-
packer's room was a boy dressed in a soldier's uniform, happy
and willing to teach others. The kids were well prepared with
Powerpoints, flashcards and even written essays on their
posterboards and computers. Music was in the air as "Yankee
Doodle" played on an Apple computer. Topics ranged from
generals, like Robert E. Lee, all the way to the Underground
Railroad and women's roles as spies on both sides.
"My question was, 'Why did America have a Civil War?'"
said Sterling Simmons, fifth grade. "It was because of power.
Eager to help her elementary students out, high school
physics teacher Julie Brown, who also teaches elementary sci-
ence, brought her juniors to the Civil War Museum. Some
high school students received extra credit for attending.
What was the Civil War Museum for besides further-
ing students' knowledge? "Inquiry projects are steps towards
senior projects," said elementary assistant principal Amy Hol-
linger. "The projects make the kids better at presentations."

(7:58) OPEN DOORS: Being responsible for others' safety is a big concern and just the right size
for fifth graders to handle. Standing in the front of the school, Nicholas Simmons had one complaint:
"My hands are freezing." (10:55) LUNCHING: Darius Green and Brenda Medrano obey the rules
of silence as they raise their hands respectfully. Kids spent their time in the lunch room chatting idly, but
they had to be careful; they couldn't be too loud. (12:44) FREEDOM: The amazing playground gave
space for Alexis Akridge to guide her way across the pit of rubber and Clair Norden room to swing
on the cross bar. Recess was a time for kids to get their energy out during the day. (1:18) WORK:
Samantha Bates gets ready to head back to work by sharpening her pencil. Students took the time to
prepare quickly before completing the several math worksheets that their teacher handed out towards
the end of the day.


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(I) TWIRL: Fourth grader Miles Jackson washs the mop after doing his
dirty work of the day. (2) POST IT UP: Malik Bakr and Desmond Littles
show off in front of the oldest wooden school house. (3) LISTENING:
A group of students listens to the tour guide describe what they are seeing.
These lectures helped them understand the historical context of all they were
seeing. (4) FRIENDS: A group of friends gathers in front of the general
store. (5) EXPERIENCE: Students sit in an old school room and hear
about how school lessons were previously taught. (6) PRISON: Students
stand near the place where dead bodies laid previously. (7) WRITING: An
adult shows Decker Herring how to write with a feather pen. (8)MARCH-
ING: Students walk down ancient coquina steps. (9) LINE UP: Students
take a group picture on the wall of the fort. (10) CANDLE MAKING:
Miles Jackson and Trai Williams make candles.



O ne of the main fourth grade field trips was the St. Augustine trip
on Nov. 14.
During the trip, the students took a tour of St. Augustine, learning
about all the statues and old buildings that have been there for many
years. A lot of kids were amazed and interested in how ancient the city
was and how much history was there. Some kids even wanted to move
there and contribute to the history that other kids will come and see
in future years.
"Looking at the old school was my favorite part," said Malik Bakr.
"Also, hearing the waves crash made me want to go to the beach more
This particular field trip was a great learning experience for the
students and got them all more interested in the subjects that they
would be learning about in lessons. "It was amazing to see all the con-
nections the students were making while at the fort or at the Oldest
Wooden School House in St. Augustine," said fourth grade teacher
Amanda Adimoolah. "I know they will never forget it."
This trip was very successful, and the students and teachers got
everything they wanted out of it.
"I wish we could have another field trip there. It was so much fun,"
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(9:39) STORY TIME:Jami Monsolo listens intently in Amanda Adimoolah's class. Monsolo always
paid close attention to the teacher. (11:07) BREAK FOR LUNCH: Anthony Echeverria slurps
down his chocolate milk inside the cafeteria. The school lunches were enjoyed by many, and corndogs
were the favorite meal. (12:12) WATCH AND LEARN: The class arranges chairs so that they
are in the position to watch an educational video. Videos were seen as a more fun way to learn.
(2:26) QUIET DOWN: Davis Ponjuan holds up the peace sign to signal that everyone should quiet
down. At the end of the day, the class gathered outside to prepare to go to sit on the benches and wait
for their parents to pick them up.

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(I) LEARNING: Genesis Zambrano, like other students, loved doing math on the white
boards. It made learning multiplication more fun and easy. (2) HELPING HAND: Sarah
Aranda and Kelsey Clemons help each other on an assignment in class. The kids were always
willing to work together to get the job done. (3) SPACE WALK: Five friends pose for a
picture in front of a planet at west sides, creation of the planets. All the students had a great
learning experience going from planet to planet. (4) THINKING HARD: Jake Zoltek
works hard to try and find the answers to his worksheet. Their daily work was meant to
stretch their brains to new limits every day. (5) SNACKING: Neil Hare has a snack
during class. Staying full was a key part of staying focused throughout the day for students.
(6) STUFFED: Morgan Mincey shows off one of her favorite stuffed animals during class.
Often students took the opportunity to share parts of who they were. (7) FLY AWAY:
Teacher Leslie Scott shows Taea English, one of her third grade students, a book about dif-
ferent species of birds. One of the greatest joys for educators was to broaden the horizons
of their young students through books.

Learning about the planets was a big deal in third grade. So, going on a field trip
to learn about them was even better. Several students were excited to talk and
learn about the other planets and how they all related to each other. The trip to
Westside Park to look at each of the models of them was a perfect idea, and all the
kids were eager to go. After the field trip, the students were more interested in
planets and kept wanting to learn more.
Third grade was about learning multiplication, how to read and the respon-
sibilities in life that come when getting older. It meant a whole new classroom on a
whole new wing and a whole new experience. Some kids were intimidated about
everything being new, but most were thri ll- about moving up a year, having a fresh
start and looking forward to the adventures that were soon to come.


"What is your favorite memory of third grade?"

"My first day here. I got to
meet new people."
Bobby Wong

"When we had a classroom
breakfast with our family."
Renea Adams


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"Softball because it's
fun and very athletic."
Austin Morrow

"Softball because it's
fun and is exercise."
Chase Bourn

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(7:55) THE MORNING GOSSIP: Caleb Morrow, Chase Bourn, Annalise Bourn and Andrew
Thomas sit together before school waiting for the morning bell to ring. The time before school started
was a great time for kids to socialize and discuss their weekend. (8:15) HONOR OUR COUNTRY:
Troy Beckham and Genesis Zambrano stand respectfully with their hands over their hearts during the
Pledge of Allegiance. Saying the pledge becomes routine; after a while students have memorized it down
to a T. (11:36) TEST TIME: Bobby Wong works hard on his math quiz. Many students weren't
prepared and thus very stressed about the sudden news of having a quiz. Still teachers were lenient on
letting the students study minutes before the quiz. (2:23)WORKING TOGETHER: George Mac-
Donald, Taea English, Sarah Aranda and Genesis Zambrano work together on an assignment during class.
Students enjoyed having the opportunity to work together to get everything done.


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