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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Title Page
        Page 1
    Table of Contents
        Pages 2-3
        Pages 4-5
    Student life
        Pages 6-7
        Pages 8-9
        Pages 10-11
        Pages 12-13
        Pages 14-15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Pages 18-19
        Pages 20-21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Pages 24-25
        Pages 26-27
        Pages 28-29
        Pages 30-31
        Pages 32-33
        Pages 34-35
        Pages 36-37
        Pages 38-39
    Seniors
        Pages 40-41
        Pages 42-43
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        Page 60
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        Pages 62-63
    Underclassmen
        Pages 64-65
        Page 66
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        Pages 90-91
        Page 92
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    Academics
        Pages 94-95
        Pages 96-97
        Pages 98-99
        Page 100
        Page 101
        Page 102
        Page 103
        Pages 104-105
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        Pages 112-113
        Pages 114-115
        Pages 116-117
        Pages 118-119
        Page 120
        Page 121
        Pages 122-123
    Sports
        Pages 124-125
        Page 126
        Page 127
        Pages 128-129
        Pages 130-131
        Page 132
        Page 133
        Pages 134-135
        Page 136
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        Pages 138-139
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        Pages 142-143
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        Page 150
        Page 151
        Pages 152-153
        Pages 154-155
        Pages 156-157
        Pages 158-159
        Page 160
        Page 161
    Clubs and organizations
        Pages 162-163
        Page 164
        Page 165
        Pages 166-167
        Pages 168-169
        Pages 170-171
        Pages 172-173
        Pages 174-175
        Pages 176-177
        Pages 178-179
        Page 180
        Page 181
        Pages 182-183
        Pages 184-185
        Pages 186-187
        Pages 188-189
        Pages 190-191
    Advertisements
        Pages 192-193
        Page 194
        Page 195
        Page 196
        Page 197
        Page 198
        Page 199
        Page 200
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        Page 227
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    Index
        Page 230
        Page 231
        Page 232
        Page 233
        Page 234
        Page 235
        Page 236
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    Back Matter
        Page 238
        Page 239
        Page 240
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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After revisiting the past with last year's issue, 75: Alive & Yonge, we're
taking this year's volume into the next decade.
We are taking The Yongester crashing toward a new theme.
So we come upon 20-10, or 2-10, or 2010 with a new greeting: The
New Wave.
e hope to show you pictures that will last you a life time, and stories
an share for years to come; tiny moments with the purpose of
g fond memories of what is our present and what will soon be our
e share profiles on new students in every grade; we give you
hots of every face that graces our halls; we bring you through the
and flow that every student, teacher, and parent experiences as part
he tides of life at P.K. Yonge .
Most importantly, we hope to meet your expectations as a reader, to
show you not only our lives, but your life, as well.
If you are our peer, a P.K. student, we designed this book for you.
If you are a parent or guardian, we hope to show you not only your
child, but the moments in life they have met, and will meet, and some
they may have not shared with you yet.
And if you are a teacher, we present this book in appreciation of all of
your hard work and dedication that made our school year entertaining.
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(1) Face Paint: Senior Irene Villanueva help in painting someone's face in Guatemala. She
went abroad with Westside Baptist Church's mission group. (2) Smile: Senior Seun Fayiga
poses with a group of friends in front of a building in Spain. (3) Working Hard: Senior Irene
Villanueva paints a mural of an ocean for kids at a school. She participated in many other
activities during her time there. (4) Native Pride: Senior Irene Villanueva stands next to a wall
with a Puerto Rican flag. This was meaningful to her, considering she was born in Puerto Rico.
(5) Yearbook Nerds: Juniors Tempra Arroyo, Reba LaRose, and Kelsey Pederson and
seniors Calli Breil and Megan Jones gather for a group picture in a bowling alley. The five of
them were down in Orlando at a yearbook camp, coming up with the theme and style for this
book. (6) Isn't it Pretty?: Senior Zac Totta points back at a gorgeous sunset before jumping in
the water.


While so many people spend their summers tanning at the beach, traveling
around the globe, spending time with family, and working summer jobs, others
are away at summer camps staying busy and learning.
Senior Calli Breil, for instance, spent most of her summer at Girls State.
Girls State is a leadership camp meant to teach and inform about the political
process and parliamentary procedure. While she wasn't at Girls State, she was
down in Orlando, Fla., working at a yearbook camp, along with Senior Megan
Jones and juniors Kelsey Pederson, Tempra Arroyo, Reba LaRose, and
yearbook advisor Ms. Brittany Casey.
"I'm not one that generally likes going to
camps, but I learned so much from them
that I value the experience." -calli Breil, 12th grade
Calli also spent her summer volunteering for 60 hours in the Pediatrics and
Emergency Department at Shands in the Volunteen Program.
While Calli and the others spent their time at camps in the United States,
others went far, far away. Senior Seun Fayiga went to Spain for three weeks
and, for most of the time, lived in the city of Granada.
"For two out of the three weeks, I went to class Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. until 1 p.m. It wasn't too bad," said Fayiga.
Outside of class, Seun went on excursions every evening and on the
weekends went to visit other cities.
"My favorite memory was exploring Granada with my host family and
roommates, on my first night in Granana, getting to know everyone," said
Fayiga.
These girls spent their summer at camps, exploring their comfort zone,
meeting new people, and trying new things. Unlike most people who sat at
home, or laid on a beach soaking up the sun, they came back from the 11
w,,Lof summer with new purpose, friends, and memories that will last them


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Danielle Brooks was at the
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did she learn about becoming a
forensic scientist, but she spent just as much time out and about around Washington, D.C.
There were so many activities. We went to museums,
Baltimore Harbor, and had nightly socials with the engineer
and medical campers. Danielle Brooks, 12th grade
There was a leadership aspect to the camp.as well. Twice a day, the campers would spend their
S time working with one another on skits and find ways to rely on one another during certain activities,
. like ending their way out of a human chain. Throughout the experience, she said she met so many
people from across the country, from California to Maine.
4. ~I went in not knowing anyone and came out with a whole new group of friends,who I still keep in
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When he first arrived, life was completely not the norm.
I fell really white and very out of place a lot, but that was part of the
experience, coming from a place where I was absolutely normal and going
to a place where I stuck out so much. But the ladies loved it." he said.
I arrived, thinking I spoke pretty good Spanish ..I was wrong II took a
lot of work to get proficient and actually be able to communicate with
everyone and truly express myself," he added.
No matter the hardship, Zac pushed through and was "humbled" once it
was all over.
"My 'summer' was great. It's a slow culture, so you really had to go out
of the way to get out of the house or have an activity, but it was nice to
just slow down and live day-by-day. We usually just went to the beach
and traveled as much as we could," he said.
Back in the United States for his last semester of high school in 2010,
senior Zac Totta cherished his memories and the friends he made in the
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Getting up in the morning is tough, especially for school.
Some people just need that extra boost in the morning to get
them going for the rest of the day.
"Coffee is refreshing and it wakes me up. It's just a little
boost," Dean Foster, junior, said.
Some others choose a different beverage for a jump start.
Sophomore Richard Singletary enjoys Red Bull Energy
Drinks.
He said he has been drinking them for "probably like four
years. I got obsessed with it."
For most, a quick caffeine buzz is the easiest way to wake
up.
"I don't just get up in the morning and run laps around my
room. I mean that just sounds unpractical," Foster said.
"I got obsessed with it.'-RichardSingletary,
junior
Even though many people drink coffee and energy
drinks faithfully, they know it's not very good for them.
Junior Josh Rawls said that energy drinks are "straight
caffeine and sugar."
But Singletary said that unlike others, there is no
downside for his obsession.
"I used to get crashes, but I guess I got used to it. I
haven't crashed in two or three years. I just drink Red Bull,
it gives me a high," he said.
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so long that now, it's the way he starts the day.
(2) Monster Mash: Junior Maelee Baxter sips
on a can of Monster Energy Drink to keep up
with the crazy school day. (3) Monster Assault:
A can of Monster Assault sits on a table in Mr.
Eric Lemstrom's homeroom. Many students
were seen drinking these large cans of Monster
for energy. (4) Staying Awake: Sophomore Montana Sewell drinks
her can of Monster to stay alert and on top of things in class. (5)
Early-Morning Study Time: Lexus Gainey, junior, studies early in
the morning on a school bench. Studying the night before and in the
morning is an effective way to learn. (6) iPod Or MP3 Player:
Sophie Denardo, sophomore, listens to her iPod before school
starts. Lots of students have
there headphones in when
walking around before school (7)
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confined to the popular styles we used to see. Guys are all seen in extra-tight skinny jeans,
while girls are sporting blazers. Gender is no factor when it comes to style today.
Cary Brounley, 9th grade, describes his style as consisting of, "usually tight pants, slim fit
tees, lots of color, and bandannas."
"I guess you could call it androgynous. As original as possible," Joel Lee, 11th grade,
said about his style.
Guys are definitely branching out and experimenting with more feminine-based fashion.
"A lot of guys purposefully try to dress like girls, but I don't try to purposefully. A lot of the
bands I listen to dress like girls, so I guess it comes from that," Brounley said.
"Androgeny is so chic!" Ellie Rankeillor, 11th grade
Many different influences in the media and fashion are the factors that are changing the
way guys dress.
Lee described his influences as coming from, "honestly, old movies and American
Apparel. I like to do the unexpected."
As for opinions on this swap in roles of style, some kids are simply getting tired of
dressing the same way as everyone else.
"I'm all for gender neutrality [in fashion.] It's kind of a social statement," Lee said.
But this role reversal isn't confined to just the guys. Girls are stepping away from their
frills, dresses, and skirts. They are sporting more and more menswear and tomboy-esque
apparel.
Emerald Sullivan, 3rd grade, describes her style as "definitely more tomboy-ish."
Blazers, boyfriend-fit jeans, billowy tops, masculine flannels, and sneakers were definitely
more popular with girls rather than mini-skirts, frilly tops, and heels this year.
Ellie Rankeillor, 11th grade, said she's a big fan of fashion's turn toward a more gender-
neutral stance.
"I love it. Androgyny is so chic," she said.
It seemed that this year, rather than everyone being restricted to styles based on their
masculinity or femininity, fashion could be whatever they wanted it to be.
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using this common interest.
"We all get together and bring our computers and hook up to a local area network (LAN,)
and we play games," Junior Ben Rocha said.
These get-togethers are a great way for friends to spend time together and all interact
through engaging in the same activity.
"You communicate and come to an understanding of team-based objectives," Rocha added.
With the never-ending new releases of video games, students' love for them will continue
to grow, as well.

"They give a good way to compete with people.
Accomplishing a goal in a game is very fulfilling."
Ben Hawkins, 12th grade
"Video games offer an escape, where I can be anyone or anything or everything, from a
Jedi to a stone creature of death to a zombie killer," Senior Taylor Sullivan said.
More and more students are catching on to gaming and technology, and therefore, these
parties will continue to take place in the future for many years to come.
With all of the stresses of everyday student life, each group of friends needs a way to
spend their free time together, doing something they all love and these parties give that to
the gamers.
"It's a fun experience. It's a good way to hang out with friends and have something to do,
constantly," Hawkins said.
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We don't see each other that often, so it's nice to get us all together and do something we love
to do. It's also fun to be able to beat a friend in a computer game and then yell in his face right
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As Homecoming Week rolled around, the lestivilies began.
But, they weren't quite as tun and "spiri-y" as usual.
In past years many students went all out on Spirit Days to support the
Blue Wave This year, not as many decided to participate.
There were more seniors who did because it was their last year, and they
wanted to make the best of it, but the rest of the school was pretty boring
"I don't know why a lot of people didn't
dress up. I guess they just didn't feel like it
and don't have any school spirit." Lamon, 'L'r, n senior
That was what was most of the students' answers; other simply didn't
care Many students didn't really know it was Spirit Week. While there were
signs posted, there wasn t much talk about the week until later in the previous
week
Shill, while most students didn't choose to support ihe school, Ihe ones
who did made Ihe best of it with their friends
'1 thought I Stuck out the most My parents said [hey weren't going to be
surprised if Ihey got a phone call from Coach Scott," said Ben Machnik. senior
In order to fix this "no spirit' problem, some students had a suggestion
'11'd probably be a great idea lor the Leadership to ask for suggestions. lust
so other students feel they have a choice. Maybe more people would dress up
if they actually enjoyed Ihe themes." said sophomore Lorin Lewis.
Maybe Leadership class will take this into consideration to try and spice
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Warning: This was not your average pep-rally. is year, P.K. really threw down the gauntlet.
Many students from P.K. came together to create not just a Homecoming pep rally, but a
performance of many talents, from cheerleading to rock bands.
Students from the Leadership class worked dilligently, and often frantically, to get everything
perfect.
"The actual setting up was the most stressful part," said senior Kayleigh Estes, who was a
member of the High Tide committee.
The leadership also had to overcome many other obstacles before achieving the finished product.


Leadership teacher Kelly Barrett.
Every student in the leadership class had a different role in producing High Tide, and most were
involved some way in performing, too.
"I did the senior slideshow and was part of the Gauntlet cast. The slideshow was very stressful
because seniors didn't bring their photos to me on time," said Senior Hailey Goetz.
Even through all the mishaps and struggles, leadership pulled through with a seemingly flawless
night.
"I liked High Tide a lot. I think they did a really good job putting it together. All the hard work
showed," said senior Meghan Roberts.
High Tide this year included a special performance of the song "Party in the U.S.A," with junior
Lindsey Keohane as Miley Cyrus, with her four back-up dancers.
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(1) Emcees: High Tide hosis, Paul Rye and Siepranie Deriardo, boih seniors, siard behind their podium ana
make the transitions run smoothly. (2) Strummin': Senior Haydn Brasher players his guitar like he means it during
P.K.'s rock band performance. (3) The Boys: The P.K. varsity football team gets excited during High Tide for the
game they have been waiting for. (4) Note-Worthy: Senior Maren Jansen belts out her best, well-practiced notes
in the rock band's performance of "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria. (5)Saxophone: Senior Matt Dodd
plays the night away during the P.K. marching band's award-winning sounds. (6) Little Drummer Boy: Senior
Sam Dean plays the drums in the rock band at High Tide. (7) Party in the U.S.A: Lindsey Keohane, junior, as
Miley Cyrus, along with Kai Simmons, senior, Lamont Watson, senior, Omali Tyson, junior, and Rashad Harding,
junior, as the dancers hit their ending pose in their performance. (8) Pie in Face: Seniors Jaterra Bonds and
Courtney Treweek compete in the pie-eating contest against P.K. alumni. (9) Face-Off: The red team, alumni, and
the blue team, seniors, get hyped for their face-off by doing a few chants. (10) Flash from the Past: Senior Hailey
Goetz rides a trycicle in the race challenge. (11) They're Back: Alumni from last year, Britton Pollitt and Dan
Gras, have fun with the games and dance it out. (12) Liberty: Junior varsity cheerleaders execute a perfect stunt
in hopes of getting the crowd's attention. (13) Focus: Sophomore Evan Cunningham is showing his game face.
(14) Cheer: A few of P.K.'s competitive cheerleaders lead the crowd at the biggest pep-rally of the year. (15)
Double Duty: Senior Stephanie Denardo plays the guitar in the rock band song, in between her duties of hosting
High Tide. (16) Sing Your Heart Out: A few members of the vocal ensemble sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to
kick-off the show.
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This year's High Tide included hardcore Gauntlet challenges, such as tricycle races, pie-eating
contests, and an intense training video of "The Gauntlet Cast."
"The whole idea was pretty funny. It definitely tickled my funny bone," said sophomore Taylor
Nelson.
These silly games cleverly created around the theme were a hit with the students. Some
thought it to be the highlight of the show.
"My favorite part of the show was the senior slideshow, but I really liked the Gauntlet challenges
the most, and Hailey on the trike," said senior Meghan Roberts.
Hopefully, a new tradition has been started with bringing the alumni back for little bit more
exciting competition.




























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From cheering, competing, and jamming out, to walking, smiling, and being crowned, many of
students on Homecoming Court had to deal with double duty.
I participated in competition and football cheerleading as well" as being on court, said junior
representative.,Kelsey Pederson.
While some if'teti.gourt was competing in the seniors' main event, others were rocking out with
the rook.l:'td and dalcIng with Miley Cyrus, also known as L i"Iseveohane.
"It W.'n I really stressf' Ilbut I was worried about whether we would'gejt.the dance [Miley
Gyf--.i choreographed in tie," said senior representative Kai Simmons '- i;
:Aside from their role in Hig jiqe, some studenti'had to help set up High Tide, as well. This .
...-.as a full-day job tor some, whiCh also took a "y a lot ol their time to gel their High Tide
performance right ''
"I was a little stressed because I left four days to find
my dresses for court, but I wasn't really nervous about
anything, except pulling a Tiebout [McCrea] from last year
and tripping." Athena Gravois, senior Homecoming queen
Many seniors are also a part of Leadership class, the brain of High Tide and all of the other
Homecoming Week activities. That meant school-wide court voting, as well.
"Yes, I voted for myself," said Gravois.
She was one of few who actually chose to vote for themselves.
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At P.K Yonge, there is a large variety of people.
But their variety doesn't stop there: It extends all the way to what they eat,
too.
For instance, Montana Sewell, 10th grade, is a vegetarian because she
said that "animals have feelings, too."
Being a vegetarian means you don't eat animals whatsoever. But
vegetarians aren't just limited to vegetables and fruits. For instance, there is
fake meat, made out of soy beans, that vegetarians and vegans can enjoy.
"I like the fake chicken patties," said Sewell.
But not only vegetarians enjoy them.
"Fake chicken patties are good," said Allison Mervau, 10th grade, who
enjoys real chicken, as well.
However, Leland Green, 11th grade, is the exact opposite.
"I tear into veggies every now and then, but I am more of a meat eater," he
said.
"Animals have feelings, too,"- Montana Sewell, 10th grade
In fact, he's not sure vegetarian-ism is the best dietary option at all.
"They [vegetarians] don't look that healthy to me," Green said.
Andew Ingram, 12th grade, has similar feelings and said that the "way I .
see it is they're [vegetarians and vegans] leaving more meat for the rest of us
normal folks."
There are also some people that don't eat certain foods because of the
taste or because they simply can't.
"I don't like the taste of meat. That's why I am a vegetarian," Sophie
Denardo, 10th grade, said.
"I can't eat sugar or greasy foods because it makes me sick," Kevin
Barwick, 10th grade, said.
Zac Poulos, senior, does not have this problem, though.
He eats whatever he wants when he wants, but he said he still eats
differently than other people do. pii
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(1) Back-Pack Craze: Peter
Dayton, junior, holds up his ,, ,
plaid backpack. At P.K.,
different and unique back-
packs are a big deal.
Everyone has a way to carry 0
their books, but you hardly
ever see the same bag. (2)
No Texting In My Class:
Ash Gotro, junior, sends a
text message on his cell
phone. The rules clearly
state "no phones," though
this has not stopped the
students at P.K. Yonge. It's
surprising how many people
use their phones during
school hours. (3) All I See Is "
Orange And Blue: Amanda ,,
Barwick, seventh grade,
sports a Gator backpack.
There are lots of Gator fans
here, and no one is afraid to
show it. People wearing
Gator hats, shirts, shorts,
socks, bags, and even "
jewelry is a normal sight to |, ,
see. (4) Transformers;
Robots In Disguise: Maggie
Rucker, sophomore, holds 'R
up her binder that has
Transformers stickers all
over it. Even the older kids
like Transformers. Stickers
are only the start. There are
Transformers light-up
backpacks around, too. (5) .t.
Team Edward Or Team
Jacob: Seventh-grader
Amanda Barwick wears a
very popular shirt at P.K.
When the movie "New Moon"
came out on the big screen,
everyone asked the same
question: Team Edward or
Team Jacob?







I Wanna be i Vampire
"I would say I definitley like Twiihght more than my friends," said fifth-grader Abigail
Foster.
Foster is one of the many young students at P.K. who isn't afraid o10 show her
passion for the Twilight saga
Though Foster hasn't gotten around to reading the books yet, she has seen the
movie six times.
"I just find it Interesting and I've watched the
movie sq many times, and I know a lot aboutit."
Foster tooKS ides with Team Edward because vampiresate better than werewolves.
Foster said the best thing about tie.:movies is RobertiRattinson. He plays Edward, and he's ,
so cute, and Bella's a good actress."
,- Like'many kids who like Twilight, Foster ftas16!o 6f memorabilia.
S"have a lot of posters. I have one shirt. For Christmas there's a diary that I want that has all
kinds of Twilight stuff. and it's cool. I also own the movie."
Twilight wasn't only a huge hit among the younger kids, but all throughout the high
schoolers, as well 'V
"I just like vampires." Foster said.
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This school year was filled with many fads that came
and went, but what makes a fad an obsession?
"I have 17 Twilight posters in my room," said seventh-
grader Amanda Barwick.
Twilight was not only big among the middle-schoolers,
but the high-schoolers and elementary students as well.
Though, Twilight wasn't the only fad at P.K. this year.
Many students became obsessed with the new
television show Glee.
"It's the best show ever created. It's like Jesus created
it," junior Ellie Rankeillor said.
"It has a soul," she added. "I love it."

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Junior Jasmyne Flournoy agreed. She liked it
"because it's like real high school. It's not like High
School Musical. They actually have funny,
inappropriate stuff."
While Twilight and Glee were generally attention-
grabbers for the girls, boys, on the other hand, were
drawn in by the newest Call of Duty game, "Modern
Warfare 2."
Freshman James Lightner said it's "really popular. It's
just a hyped-up game."
Junior Todd Martin liked it because "it uses modern
weapons and attachments. And it has good graphics."
Fantasy Football is what senior Zac Poulos liked
playing during football season.
"I'm pretty great," Poulos said.
"It's fun," he said. "I like to watch NFL football, and it's
just something else that goes with it."
With the many obsessions at P.K. this year, it's hard
to imagine what they'll come up with next.


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Student Life











In the Challenging economy
nomy, more and more high school students are forced to break out the resume and pound the
ay for necessities like gas and to help out their families.
f the many P.K. Yonge students who got a job to help make ends meet.
ef 0' Brady's in Alachua two years ago because he had a lot of free time.
g Florida Virtual School ,and I needed something to do, and money is good," said Poleko.
working at Shands as an assiant to an executive so she could be independent of her
cket. So I won't have to ask my parents for money. To be independent," said Gainey.
during the summer at the Hippodrome State Theatre in downtown Gainesville.
e Hippodrome nine to five," said Arroyo.

money in my pocket. So I won't have to ask my parents for
- independent," Lexus Gainey, 11th grade
>bin Waters work in a traditional Chinese Veternial Institute and does different types of jobs.
k, video editing for the classes. I do a lot of labeling," said Waters.
elson is a babysitter for a 10, 5 and 2 year old.
time. I babysit three families," said Nelson.
% dents face while working is keeping their school work and their grades on track.
nnamarie Heller believes that with the right place of employment, students can manage work and
6ay have kept their hours less than 15 [a week.] They work for places that understand that


(1) Computer Savvy: Junior Lexus Gainey works hard at
her desk. (2) Transport: Junior Lexus Gainey carries files
over to Shands Hospital. (3): Working Fingers: Junior Lexus
Gainey types on the keyboard. (4) Hand Off: Junior Robin
Waters hands someone their purchase. (5.) Earmuffs: Junior
Robin Waters glances at the camera. (6)Smile: Junior Robin
Waters smiles at the camera while working at the Chi
Institute. (7) Bubbles: Eleventh-grader Kayla Clark blows
bubbles with a child while working at Circle Camp over the
summer. (8) Rest: Eleventh graders Kayla Clark and Karina
Kolb take a much-needed rest after working a kids camp.


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Have more times with my
friends, but I do want to meet
a good guy." s l.
Kaylie Jones (8th grade)
'What do you like about being in a relationship and bein ingle "



"I can do what I want, but I also like to care for
one woman."
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worry about, but I like having another
companion."
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"I've never been in a relationship longer
than two months, so I wouldn't know what
to look for in a relationship."
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"You don't always have someone wanting to be with
you, but I would like to have someone I can depend
on."
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Among the students who roam the halls, some tend to attract double
takes and pointing fingers. Not due to their clothing style or physical
appearance, but more for their hair.
While most people are going to say what they want, this doesn't affect
the students' decision on their personal hairstyles.
"Nope. I like it. That's all that matters," said 11th-grader Maelee Baxter.
Baxter chooses to rock a hairstyle that consists of the majority of her
hair being black while her bangs are dyed different colors to represent a
rainbow.
"I couldn't decide on a color, and I wanted
to do one not a lot of people did. Plus, I've
become a huge equal-rights supporter over
the past few years." Maelee Baxter, 11th grade
Whether it be to support a cause or just be different, there's usually a
reason for the change in hairstyle.
"Magua from The Last of the Mohicans had a pretty gnarly hawk going
on, so I wanted to do something like him for soccer and football season,"
said 11th-grader Mesh Debicki.
While some people may be posing the question of "Why in the world did
their parents let them do that?" other parents simply encourage the
individualism.
"My mom is the one who dyes my hair so she doesn't care at all. The
rest of my family is just as welcoming when it comes to me always
changing my hair," said 11th-grader Tempra Arroyo.
There's no doubt that if you're walking around campus, you're likely to
see some eyecatching hairstyles.














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"I am one of the chorus members,
and even though I am on stage
most of the show, I don't say
anything."
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"I play Georgia, one of the lead
female roles."
Maren Janson (12th grade)






"Aaron Fox. He doesn't dance
much, but he is a composer in the
play."
Tyler Lattimore (10th grade)






"I am just in the chorus. My
character is Shanty Lowe. It is
pretty much dancing and singing."
Chanterelle Davis (8th grade)


(1) Work Work Work: S-n ic. Anna DC vrak an, Tieb ut F.McCrea and junior
Dean Trhomason iiilen iAhler Mr Shreriwvr i.lMa':ckinic.sh te3che. inerr, a ne
song (2) Alive in Song: Senior M'egan Weber sngq a song ior Currains. Ihe
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number (5) Multi-Talented: Junior Caiiln DOak srir:,hs .:,l her Skill-. ty"
dancing anrd sinngirg lor Ihe srhow Ev'.eryone has 10 t.e able Ito. an.:e and
sing to penrirm ri, such a real show (6) Down the Line: f M.re rerearsng
for the show (7) Men Can Sing. Too: Fresnviman Rapha.el Liana3 and junior
Jeremy Doyle,. sng to pra."iice or mie Lig s.-'how (8) What a Performance:
The,' practice ihe tr.q oan.ce number inr, Cur3ra,nS


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murder mystery herwin Mackintosh, the P.K.
performing arts director, made bigger and better than
previous years.
Some of the actors like Ihis year's play better lhan
last year s production of Ragtime.
"This year, it is a smaller cast,
which means everyone gets
more face time." Culien Ftzgerald. O1tr, grade
II you saw last year's, you could easily tell the
differences between the Iwo
"Last year was a very epic historical This year's is
a big dance, and the challenge this year is being
funny." Mr. Mackintosh said
Putting together a production here at P.K. Yonge
takes a lot of help from a lot of different people
The actors help by purling on the show itself They
have to get into character and learn lines.
"I.- try to capture my characters essence and really
get to know my lines and songs," junior Caitlin Doak
said.
S't11 lakes a really good production learn, a really
good cast that is eager and ready to work.
choreographer, lighting, sound, sets, props and
costumes," Mr Mackintosh said.
Being a part of the spring play involves time from
the actors and rehearing live to eight hours a week.
"It lakes up the majority of my time," Doak said.
All the work is rewarding in the end for the actors.
They gel to see the play slowly evolve from the
rehearsals to the shows
"I really like the blocking and doing the lines
because I'm used to it I'm not really used to the
singing and dancing. but I always wanted to be in a
musical," freshman Cary Brounley said


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&xcercioe out-ide of Ichool
Exercising and participating in diflerenIl
activities before and atter school did not only
become routine to students. but also became a
parn of their lifestyles, making exercising a part
of their daily routines this school year.
The main hangout was usually at the local
gym here in Gainesville. the Gainesville Health
and Fitness Center (GHFC,i which provided a
place for local leens and students to work out
and stay fit. With an endless supply of
machines, classes and instructors available it
became a place where the athlete or student
could slay focused and reach their fitness
goals
There were various methods used to slay fit,
whether it be in a sport s off season or lust a
way to stay in shape. There was the option of
running, swimming, dancing, or participating in
karate or yoga classes Whatever it was, there
was always something to do for gym-going
studnets before and after school
Keeping fit and healthy is the new trend
these days Everyone wants to be in shape,
keeping all chances of having health risks low.
Being able to excel in sports activities
required certain amount olf time and
dedication for these students, and it look a
certain type of self discipline for these student-
athletes and [he Siuent ho0 exercise before
and after schoole.hit.. t relural


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(1) Press: Senior Chris Krpan continues wih hs workoul routine making
his way into the bench press. (2) Lunge: Senior Gisela Fernandez artenas
Gainesville Health and Fiiness daily to carry Oul her workoul routines She
and her sister Blanca work cout togelrer (3) Strech: Senior Kai Simmons
takes a lirile time before and aher his workout 10 make sure hi- muscles
are properly stretched to pre'.enrt poienhial injuries (4) Lift: Sopromore
Blanca Fernandez iakes rJumbCelils and raises iremn aboa.e her head 10
exercise her arms and add weeigri to her lunges (5) Curls: Senior Tvlerr
Cc'ursor pumps some iron as a part of his workout routine Usirig e bars
used lor bench pressing, he curls his biceps. (6) Stair-Stepper: Sarah
Gerard plugs in her IPod and begins grooving to the music while steadily
watching her step on the stair-stepper. (7) Trainer: P.K. school athletic
trainer Amber Jackson gets her workout in at Gainesville Health and
fitness. (8) Together: Many students at P.K. enjoy working out with
friends. Having a partner while working out can be a motivatator and
helper. (9) Pulse: Senior Kai Simmons checks his pulse after an intense
run.


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black Mi tory tlonth
February, for many, is a time to remember, honor, and celebrate the
significance of black history in the country. The assembly that took place
on Feb. 18 expressed the respect this important month deserves at P.K.
The band, chorus, eighth-grade chorus, drama class, and vocal
Ensemble performed, entertaining the audience while honoring an
Important part of American history, as well.
Maelee Baxter, 11th grade, was one of the performers.
"I was in the drama piece about oppression and how even though
we've come a long way, oppression and racism is still around," Baxter
said.
Sergio Lugo, ninth grade, also took part in the celebration.
AlexGuinyard9th "I sang a song with the chorus and narrated
a video about the crisis in Haiti." Sergio Lugo
It was clear that the meaning of each performance, as well as the
overall assembly, held a special place in many students' hearts.
Lugo said he also considered it an important time to reflect and honor
e diversity of P.K. Yonge. Other students agreed that there was a
f necessityy to continue to honor Black History Month yearly at the school.
"It took so long to get where we are, and if we don't remember what it
took to aet here, we miaht fall back." Baxter said.


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and a lifetime


"I remember in Mrs. Savage's class... I was just nervous, and I was trying to
thing of things to say to make new friends, like cool things," lifer and senior Cooper
McNeil divulged.
"I just remember saying 'Hi' to people. You can just go up and introduce yourself
without being creepy. That is just acceptable in kindergarten," he explained.
Back in the child's garden, the class of 2010 seniors McNeil, Michael Dolan, and
Haydn Brasher were "BFFs". Today, they are lifers seniors who have ahtended
P.K. since kindergarten or first grade.
'"We would be line buddies. We would hold hands in line," McNeil said.
Being a lifer means being able to walk up to another random lifer and reminisce
about a kid that left the school. But for McNeil, being a lifer is also isolating.
"I don't have many friends because I go to P.K. There just aren't a lot of people I
want to be friends with," he said.

"I have changed a lot since then. I
used to be quiet and reserved, and I
dressed weird."
Irene Villanueva (12th grade)


"I've gotten to know a lot more l
people. And I have matured a
lot more, obviously"
Ben Mullins (12th grade)


Photos Courtesy of Anna Dvorak
and her family. These photos are
the elementary fun some of the
lifers participated in during their
early years at P.K. Yonge.


But there are still some benefits. McNiel admits.
"I am still friends with Michael. because we play
lacrosse together. I am still friends with Haydn I just
don't see him a lot. Just because you have known
[the other lifers] you can just talk to them for no
reason. It is kind of funny reminiscing about kids back
in second grade."


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Favorite Memory:
My fir't day at P.K.

Advice to yonge:
Work hard to get what
you want, but at the
same time enjoy your
school year.


Dylan
Allen


Alex
Acosta

Favorite Memory:
When i knocked a
squirrel out of a tree
wiin a rock at lunch.

Favorite Quote:
"No means don't get
caught."


Favorite Quote:
'The enemy you know
is better than the one
you don't."

Advice to yonge:
Work hard and don't
fail.







Tiffany
Banner

Nickname:
Taier

Favorite Quote:
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John
Bennett

..orite Memory:
My .Wo oIrld Proie`"


Favorite Quote:
Live honeslly. love
generously care
deeply, laugh oten.
and leave he resl to
God


Bloom
Favorite Memory:
The band state trip!


Nickname:
Snoopy

In 10 years...
Working on
Broadway.


Nickna
Twoichr


advice to yonge:
Jun


Joseph
Bolinao
Favorite Memory:
Meeting Jarrod, Ben,
and Sean at recess.

Advice to yonge:
Crank up!


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Jaterra
Bonds
Nickname:
JT

In 10 years...
Successful, married,
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Haydn
Brasher
Favorite Memory:
Playing Giaskow
kiss at R-Evolution.


Calli
Breil
Nickname:
Calsters
Favorite Quote:
'We are like grass."
Advice to yonge:
Don I wait, ever.


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In 10 years...
Married. retired pro
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Kevin
Cerjan
Favorite Memory:
The flying calculator
In 10 years...
Living in Miami or L.A.
Advice to yonge:
Don't miss senior year
by dual-enrolling.


Allison
Cattafesta
'Favorite Memory:
he 1211--grade Camp
Kalaqua trip

Favorite Quote:
'I carn do all liNrngs-q
through Christ who
slrenghlhens me. -
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Katherine
Chance
Nickname:
Crancey
In 10 years...
Marred Lo Alex Polefko!
Advice to yonge:
Don'i procrastinate.


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Chacon


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Coyia
Chandler
Nickname:
Coco
Advice to yonge:
Know your goals.
Know what you have
to do to reach them,
and don't let anyone
or anything or anyone
stop you from doing
that!


Colleen
Claus
Nickname:
Genius
Favorite Quote:
"For everything you
missed, you have
gained something
else, and for
everything you gain,
you lose something
else."
I


Ashlee
Crockrell
Nickname:
Sma sri lee


In 10 years...
Married wilh two kds,
working as a
psychorerapi, for
th and supponing
Swric. is a
S fsionai ~alhiele.


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Tyler
Courson






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Kayleigh
Estes
Favorite Memory:
Playing 'Wedding" in
elementry.

Nickname:
Kay-Kay

Favorite Quote:
'Tnank you, come
again"


\nnamaria
Dvorak
nickname:
Banana


Favorite Quote:
'The greatest privilege
in life is being
yourself"


chael
Dolan


Nickname:
Cneese

Favorite Quote:
"Sucking at football is
not a terminal
condition." -Coach
Clifford













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Jessica Gisela
Feagle Fernandez
Favorite Memory:
Me and Danielle
laughing about
everything.
Favorite Quote:
'I don f eat to live. I
love to eat!"





Hailey
Goetz
Nickname:
Hbileybird
Adviceto. yonge:
Firl for vihat you .wa
Don i let it siip'aw








Hasan
Favorite Memory:
The day I was
recognized for being an
all "A" honor roll for my
junior year.


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Benjamin
Hawkins
Favorite Memory:
All day recess in
elementary.

Advice to yonge:
Do your homework


In Ten Years...
Playing in the NFL,
married i;th one son.






Benjamin Kendall Megan
J. Jones JJones
cname: favorite Memory:
I Mike L serenading me.
F ,and when Talorean
In Ten Y Favyor acciderilally did her
Taking over ihe world Loing S Spanish presentation
power to destroy you French
but trusling Ihem not
to Advice to yonge:
Betrendl Eric Lem re s
-41111gol style





Troy hristopher egina
Kearney Krpan Lee
Favorite Memory: Favorite Memory:
Ben falling into the Camp Kalaqua 2010
creek
Favorite Quote:
Advice: Tne brave may not
Party hard. live forever, but the


cowards never live at
all."


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nickname:
Froy Rex











































Brandon Tiara
Lowvvorn Luckie














Alex Tiebout
Martinez McCrea
In Ten Years... Favorite Quote:
I see myself with a Hurmility is not
masters in thinking less of
criminology, working ,,oursell, it is thinking
as a SWAT officer of ourself less."- Rick
somewhere in Florida, Warrenr,
nd rnayoe happily
Advice to yonge:
ion't waste Time, 5,u
buy it back.



54


Nickname:
AD and Papa Smurf






Jeffrey
Mervau
4Favorite P.K.
memory:
When.the entire ,
varsity boys leam ',
almost got hit by a car.-
crossing Arch@rr a
the entire volleyball
team witnessed it.


*Benjamin
Mullins


Mikolaitis
Favorite Quote:
"Sanity is overrated.
There for, I declare
madness a virtue."
Advice to yonge:
Join the Marching
Band. You'll get PE
credits and friends.


Sean
Murphy
Favorite Quote:
'It s only illegal if you
get caught."
Advice to yonge:
Bring your own lunch.


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Michelle Kelsi Teshiana
Nixon Norton Parker
Favorite Memory: Favorite Memory:
Junior and Senior There s so many, but I
vearI wII never forget the
people I met.
In Ten Years:
I ii be married with Advice to yonge:
kids, working, helping You may feel you are
wir, victimized almos-tl done, but
hidren, hopefully really The journey has
king a difference. just begun. Work
hard but have fun!




Jarrod Emmanuel Maurice
Pate Payne Perry
Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things
through Christ who
strengthenenths me"

Advice to yonge:
-g No matter what
comes your way just
tell yourself with God,
you can make it...


".10






Alexander Tahlia Zachary
Pollitt Poulos
ickname:


In Ten Favo
Married to Kate Always
Chance right regardless
whether it is popular
Advice to yonge: Ignore Ihe pressures,
Use trhe force the temptations, and
the false
compromises."




Patrice elby Meghan
Powers Ptacek Roberts
Advice to yonge: Favorite Memory:
Don't be ready to get State Thespians every
out of high school so year
quickly because
everything after high In Ten Years:
school is way harder Marketng for a music
than P.K. label

Be involved.






Advice oA-mn.e


,!


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Glen
Robinson


JaRobyn
Rome


Paul
Rye
Favorite Memory:
Mr. Lemstrom's class.
Favorite Quote:
"We will put a man on
the moon by the end
of this decade."








Jordan
Shannon


















Ronald
St. Germain
Nickname:
R.J.
Favorite Memory:
Stamp K.


n Ten Years:
-osting my own
sports radio show


Nakiya
Sutton


Ryan
Thombs
Nickname:
Thombsie
Favorite Quote:
"Whoever said, 'It's
not about whether
you win or lose that
counts,' probably
lost."






William
Tobener
Favorite Memory:
All the years of
playing soccer
Nickname:
Sunshine, Toby
Favorite Quote:
"God is love."




Zachary
Totta


Courtney
Treweek
Favorite Memory:
Wnen Sean ihrew
Stephanie into a lrasn
can
Favorite Quote:
"Only Ihose who dare
10 fail greatly can ever
iacnieve greatly.


'1 got my blue Devil tattoo w e n I f,
....',. q7 = .: = ; =,.


Advice to yonge:
Don't doubt yourself.
S CThe minute you do,
Syou set your limitation


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"I came from Winterhaven, Fla.,"
senior R.J. St. Germain broached. "It
was a very big school. My graduating
class was almost 400 kids," he
explained, about his old high school.
"I got my Blue Devil tattoo when I
found out I was moving." He then
explained that The Blue Devil was his
old school's mascot. "It is a remnant
of home."


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St. Germain moved to Gainesville
with his family "because my mom
wanted to be close to her mom and
dad because they are starting to get
old. It is a little [hard] because I
moved my senior year. I had all of
my friends and everything and then
boom," he accentuated, with a finger
snap. "It is gone."
Still, "I'm a lot more involved in
P.K.," he said. "I am in clubs here,
and I go to more meetings because I
feel like the students and teachers
just care."
Back at Winter Haven, he was just
involved with basketball and cross
country.
For him, P.K. is a "small, friendly,
family," and his fellow seniors are
"crazy, fun-filled, and interesting." He
admits that he "would probably get
tired of it after a while", but he is
definitely enjoying his time here at
P.K.
"No, I wouldn't get a Blue Wave
[tattoo]," he laughed. "It would look
kind of stupid," but he still admitted
might get an ocean tattoo that
incorporates a wave some day.
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KeAuna
Warren
Favorite Memory:
Mr. Lemstrom's class.
Nickname:
Sunshine, Toby
In Ten Years:
The Medical
Examiner's office.


Georgette
Wells
Favorite Memory:
Cake tight in eighth
grade
Advice to yonge:
GeT good grades and
have lun!


Lamont
Watson
Favorite Memory:
All of the privileges of
senior year.
Advice to yonge:
Don't procrastinate. Do
your work and study.
And give me a dollar.






Natasha
Williams
Favorite P.K. Memory:
Internship at the Public
Defender's Office.
Advice to yonge:
Dual Enroll


Viegan
Weber
Nickname:
Meggo
Favorite Quote:
"Don't fool yourself
into thinking you're
more than a man,
cause you'll probably
end up dead."






Danielle
Wright
Favorite Memory:
Me and Gise
laughing about
everything.
Advice to yonge:
Work hard, but have
fun. Bring your
lunch!


not


Darryl
Davis-Schulz


Celeste
De La Llana


Cristobal
Gonzalez


Carolina
Rodriguez


Kayla
Van Hamersveld


(1) Resting: Seniors Lucas Trimble and Lucas Heacock feign sleep in Mr. Jim Bice's Math Analysis course. (2) Glomped: Senior Sam Dean gets swept
60 up by alum, Danny Gras, at High Tide: The Gauntlet. (3) Proud: Senior Ryan Thombs looks out to the High Tide crowd during his coach's speech.


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McNiel

















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)phomore year, immediately
i rock band, and enjoyed
ing off his back tucks in various
es, such as Mr. Jim Bice's
nometry class back in his junior

t 12th grade is an even bigger
because turning 18 means so
more to this senior.

M eighteen."
an was adopted at birth by
; parents. He lives with two
gs in his adoption house.
ite being adopted, he never
had a dream about meeting his
I parents.
ound a picture of my birth mom
mom's room, and it had a name
and I Youtube-d it and found
s of her," he mentioned. "I just
I legally can't [contact her]."
am expecting it to happen," Dean
ioned about meeting his blood
its.
s mother had sent him a letter
g she can't wait until he is
een to see him again.
m not going out of my way, to be
st. I just don't really care that
1, I guess," he admitted.
s adopted family, "treats me









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The Jenior farewell j

The seniors of 2010 have made great
contributions to P.K.Yonge, and will be missed by
students and staff of all ages. From scoring on
sports teams, to being lead figures in R-Evolution
and Curtains, their major impact on the school will
never be forgotten.
Some faculty have known this senior class for
over 10 years.
"I remember that I always
knew these kids had
leadership potential. "-Mrs. Kelly Dolan

Mrs.Dolan taught many of this year's seniors
during third and fourth grade.
"When they got to high school, they really
blossomed," she said.
Many high school students have grown strong
connections with the senior class. This year's
senior class has helped these younger pupils
achieve to their fullest potential. They taught them
right from wrong and how to be a good leader and
person.
"I am going to miss my senior friends," said junior
Julia Neal.
There are a lot of siblings who will regret the loss
of their senior brother or sister as they either go to"
college or begin working. Danny Dvorak said that
he was going to miss his senior sister, AnnamariaC
Dvorak. Lamont Watson, and Alex Acosta wait for the slide a
"We do a lot together," he said. Zac Poulos, Alex Acosta, Lucas Trimble, Taylor Sulli
Next year, the juniors will have the same chance the Camp Kalaqua obstacle course. (8) Shuffle: Sei
to build a legacy. Though they have big shoes to member at the student-faculty basketball game. (9)
fill, with their immense amounts of talent, Camp Kalaqua. (10) Heave: Senior Halley Goetz st
P.K.Yonge will be in good hands. Over: Senior Gisela Ferandez struggles to make it I
But until then...Thank you Class of 2010! f,4,




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Splays video games in the i "They're funny, and they have '
.X bathroom." talent."I "Their loudness."
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laugh." Br rusher."
Maggie He, 11th Grade i Sophie Denardo, 10th GradI





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van, and Tiaunshe' Brown work together on
nior Tiebout McCrea takes on a faculty
Pull: Sean Murphy is pulled up the wall at
ruggles up the wall at Camp Kalaqua. (11)
past an obstacle at Camp Kalaqua.



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Christine Estevez (10th)
Allison Mervau (10th)
Natalie Jones (10th)
Alex Morrow (10th)
Rebecca Glessing (9th)
Taylor Nelson (10th)


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start their lives slowly.
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as children, and slowly
grow and expand to the
far reaches of their
imaginations at P.K.
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lives, caused by their
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Jazzlynn Watson


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Karna lyson


Jasmine Van W,,r, r..
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Lexis Gainey
Janelle Broiles
Philip Atkinson
Michael Barton
Benjamin Hodges
Kelly Honeycutt
Verinco Prem Das
Ellie Rankeillor
Bridget Rustemier
Monica Santiago
Carmen Walker
Devan Wilson


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Bobby Jones


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Joshua Mauk


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state (3) Flying High on School Spirit: Guidance counselor Mrs. Ritzy Ettinger wears her
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Museum project. (2) Supervision: Ms. Annie Harris, fifth -grade
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John Clifford
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progress this year. Teachers
like Ms. Annamarie Heller
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Honors Chemistry, believing
that the old Honors was too
easy. Plus, we have new
courses, like Advanced
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At;PEK., there are many students with big dreams. Some are interested in majoring in the arts;
others want blue collar careers, and still others have whiie-collared careers in mind.
Everyone knows that if you wanl to go to college, you need Io start early with those extensive
application processes. Also, you can't forget about your letters of recommendation.
Senior Emanuel Payne's main focus was athletics and possibly playing football in college.
"My dream college is Morehouse in Atlanta: said Payne
"l'iTi:applying for scholarships in sociology, writing and athletics," he said "I plan on majoring in
sociology and probably with a minor in writing '
"I'm going to miss the people," -Emanuel Payne, 12th grade
One of the things'sioers needed to remember was to always be kind to your teachers because they
can come in handy whenhyou need recommendation letters The majority of the recommendation
letters seniors wanted wee from Mr. Gary Boulware, the American Government teacher.
"I got recommendation lehers from Boulware, my swim coach, and my youth leader," Halley Goetz,
senior, said.
"I think colleges would want me as a student because I m a hard worker." said Goetz.
Applying for scholarships were a big thing in the application process also. The more money you
have the better off you are.
Being ahead:in the game was a smart choice that many students made this year. It can help lower
the stress of.ypur busiest year in high school
Will Bennetti, senior, was one of the seniors who finished applications months early and got
accepted into the University of Central Florida in Orlando
I wouldn't say it's my dream college, but it's one of the best colleges I can go to because I'm
majoririg:in health sciences,' said Bennett.
Zac Poulos was another senior who was ahead of the game and is also going to UCF in Orlando.
Another.thing to remember is to apply for multiple colleges or universities that interest you because
even if you .don't get your top choice you have more choices.
"I applied.to UF, but I haven't sent all my stuff io them though, but I don't really have a dream
college,' said.Poulos.
Travail Davis;.enior, felt as though colleges would want him because he brought good study habits,
good athletic abilities, and leadership to the table.
Davis also dreEAitof going to Morehouse College.
I plan on majri g.in broadcast journalism, sports management, or meteorology as my minor,"
Davis said .,
"I'm probably going to miss basketball season the most: said Davis.
Tiaunshe Browri;nsenior, thought that colleges would want her because she set high standards for
herself and had high expectations
"I want to go to UCF on a scholarship for basketball, said Brown
Bright Futures was the main scholarship students heard about year-round from guidance
counselors, teachers, parents, and other students.
Even though.seniors are ready to get past high school, the majority of them are going to miss their
friends and their extracurricular activities.
"The thing.!'m going to miss the most about P.K is my teammates and friends," Brown said.


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Most students always dream about graduating and going out-of-state for college, just to get away from the hustle and bustle of family and old
memories. Basically to just start over brand new.
Well P.K. had four seniors sign to colleges on athletic scholarships. The majority of the four decided to stay in their home state and even one
decided to stay in her home town.
Brittany Hendrix, senior, was the first to sign to University of North Florida on a softball scholarship.
"My top choices were UNF, Flagler, and I was trying to get Stetson interested," said Hendrix.
Skill is the obvious thing you should have to play a collegiate sport, but you also need academics, according to Hendrix.
Like Hendrix, Ryan Thombs, senior, had many offers also, but the one he chose was out of state.
"Lake Erie, where I am going, Cincinnati in Ohio, and Ohio University are the schools that offered," said Thombs.
"I've always wanted to play college ball, and maybe go pro some day," Thombs said.
"Just keep working hard, hard work always pays off,"-Ryan Thombs, 12th grade
Thombs also lets other future athletes know that you've got to have good grades to go to college, not just skill alone.
Lindsey Cable, senior, who's playing tennis for Stetson University in Deland, feels as though future collegiate scholar-athletes should work
hard every day, put 100 percent into practice, always have motivation, and focus on the important things.
Everyone knows the older you get the harder school gets, and the same happens when you advance in sports, especially the intensity of
practices.
"High-school practices are less intense, and college practices are a lot more intense," said Cable.
Jaterra Bonds, senior, also was offered a scholarship from Stetson University, UF, and West Virginia.
Bonds has already fully committed to the University of Florida.
"I always dreamed of going collegiate since I was little, then pro, and anything after that," Bonds said.
All four seniors have left a positive note for future collegiate scholar-athletes, but Bonds feels that they should just do their work, stay
focused, and always work hard in practice.


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History gives us knowledge and lessons we need to learn for the future. To ma
alive to students, P.K. Yonge teachers are using creative projects to teach their a
Fifth-grade students made a Civil War Museum to iliuslrate different aspect
Fifth-grader Marcela Iflju made a PowerPoint and wrote an essay on the R.1
"I did my project on the underground railroad," Iflu said.
This project taught Ifju important lessons about the difficulties salve .nt L
War
"I learned that slavery was hard, and I wouldn't want to be a sl .f id.
In Mr. Brian Laplant's sixth-grade World Cultures class, the st ed
through creative projects Some of the projects that the students n w
paintings, and picture collages of their different cultures.
Sixlh-grader Ema Olmoss favorne project was the colorful yarn 1b1 e
you get to be creative, she said
The yarn paintings the students completed were similar to Aztec art.
about the different wars of the past and early civilizations.
"It's cool to learn about wars and how people used to live without anything
said.
"I'm inspired by the ideas and thinking of the pa
helps me understand who I am."
Mr. John Bourn, AP
In Mr John Bourn s eleventh-grade U S History class, there were less prol-
had a thirst for knowledge of the past
Junior Advanced Placement jAP) student K.T. Tonner's favorite topic
religions that were often taught in class. Tonner also liked learning a-bo
"The most important thing I learned was politics. I can relate that to i
Bourn and his students all agreed that learning from the past will j ful
"If we don't know our past, we don't where we are going," Bourn Rd nsp
thinking of the past It helps me better understand who I am |
"You have to be a little educated about your history, so you don' e sa
said.
History also gives students and their teacher a new perspective o w an
Even the younger kids can understand the impact history has on P.
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While most students are slumbering sweetly on
Saturday mornings a few brave A P history students
came to Mr John Bourn's classroom to watch history
driven movies for 20 points extra credit on a quiz this year
Coffee and other treats provide extra incentive for going
the movies, and the films carried oul the concepts of the
unit the students were studying.
For example. when studying early Native Americans.
they watched The Mission with Robert De Niro
The movie was about a Spanish conquistador who
became a priest at a Native American missionary.
Since many students are visual learners, so the movies
were used as a lool that helped students actually see the
history that they were learning
"It puts things in context for you."
Kanna Kot, I 1 n grace
Kolb s favorite movie was The Last of the Alonicans
because of the actor in the movie
Mr. Bourn decided to start the extra-credit movies
because he fell many A.P students lacked the background
knowledge to do well in his class
I think movies fill gaps on content knowledge,' said Mr
SBourn
Mr Bourn also wanted to give students some much-
needed extra credit points, and the movie activity allowed
the extra credit to be fun
it gives you 20 points, which is great. said Kolb
The movies opened the eyes of students and helped
them enjoy history
'It's like a story" said Kolb


(1) Support: Firih-graders Anihony Guiierrez and Tao'in Nembhard 0lok over
lilin-grade Civil War Ltuseum (2) Fascination: Juniors Josh Stewarl arid Erin
a Saturday morning (3) Think: Juniors Eiiie Poniliio and Zari Wrlaker siare orl
prepares (4) Study: Fiilh.grader Briana Weller shares down ai her lias cards beif
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The chorus groups are a huge deal at P.K. Y nge. There is an elementary chorus, middle-school
chorus, high-school chorus, vocal ensemble and women's ensemble.
An even bigger deal in the chorus groups are the competitions they go through all year long.
Women's ensemble went to Festival Disney in March, which was very important for them.
Vocal ensemble had a competition at Walt Disney World in March as well. It was called Show Choir,
and they d to learn three songs and dances within three weeks to perform there.
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The biggest chorus competition oMfhe year was the All-State competition
in Tampa.
This competition was split up into three parts. First there is a music theory
test that if you pass you get to move on to sight-singing, where you're
given sheet music to sing on the spot. If you pass that, then they give you
Jatalie Jones (1 0th) music to study for the week. If you do all that, then you are to present the Tiebout McCrea (12t1
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"And if you pass all that, they average out all of your scores, and the best
get in." Natalie Jones, 10th graa
Senior Tiebout McCrea was also lucky enough to participate in this competition.
"No one really expected me to be in it because I'm more of an athlete, not a singer," he said.
"It was pretty exciting," said McCrea. "I got into men's choir, so that's good. It's pretty sweet."
After all of the testing and tryouts, the singers who passed got to compete in Tampa. The trip lasted four days, and Jones said that "the
rehearsals were really tiring."
"It was pretty fun hanging out in the hotel with friends," McCrea said.
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(1) Singing Out Loud: Sarah Watson, junior, sings her
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Junior Dean Thomason and sophomore Tyler Lattimore
perform a preview of the spring musical "Curtains." (3)
What a Large Crowd: The middle school chorus
performs and fills up the entire stand when singing. (4) It's
a Chorus Line: Sara Lynch, Ivi Crawford, Omali Tyson,
Dean Thomason,juniors, and Sarah Gerard, senior, dance
and sing at the Winter Concert performance. (5) The
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Andrea Wright, fourth grade,
Natasha Fox, third
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Eager to Read: Second graders read the book I Like Me together. (3) I'm
Romeo: Freshman Alex Akridge reads his lines for his part in the play Romeo
and Juliet. (4) Pay Attention: Freshmen Madison Brown recites the lines of
Juliet for her ninth-grade English class. (5)Where Are We: Shaliyah Warren,
Ben Foster and Taylor, all freshmen, struggle to find their lines in the play.
(6)Yes, It's That Interesting: Second-grader Aleksander Wade is reading one
of his favorite books very intensely. (7)We Do it Like This: Seventh-grade
teacher Mr. Greg Cunnigham lays down the law with his kids about the FCAT.
(8)A New Way to Learn: Mr.Cunningham's intern, Mr. Lastinger, teaches his
students how to understand the assignment he gave. (9)Staying Focused:
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Romeo and Juliet is by far
the most common play read in
high schools. But the
difference between regular
high schools and P.K. Yonge
is the fact that Ms. Jennifer
Cheveallier, the freshman
English teacher, believes
Shakespeare should be fun,
so she twists the play to be
more modern. ; e
Her ninth-grade students
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ut therla nd tmerdrtatnd i fof Julia Lebron and Alex Akridge (9th)
the play and performed it for
their classmates.
"Throughout middle school, I hated
poetry. It was something I did not enjoy,
and something I did not want to do, but
after doing this, I can't say I love poetry,
but this gave me a much more clear
understanding." Madison Brown, ninth grade
All in all, doing Romeo and Juliet was fun for all of the class of 2013.
It helped them understand a complicated part of the traditional high-
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Digeiet dihie d Following its 75th anniversary, P.K. comes with plans for a
new beginning. The beginning was with the establishment of
'" ",/ the Performing Arts Center in 2004. Ever since then, classes
They ff6,he have constantly been relocated to portables around campus.
doThr "ithe I When asked which is preferred portables or classrooms -
d aOe.t d- ,," senior Michelle Nixon said "it varies. I don't really care as long
Katie O dell (9th grade) as the classroom has heat and air conditioning. But when it
u- rains, the portables suck."
.. .There are a lot of changes students would like to see made,
as well.
.[]*"We need better drainage, so it doesn't flood when there's
ae an afternoon shower," junior Erin Suggs said.
There wasn't a real reason as to why certain teachers
,o..received classrooms versus portables over others.
-.""I "I'm not exactly sure what the reasoning was, but it certainly
There .r no r, inr d _in 1. wasn't 'Oh, you're Joe Brown, so you get to be in the portable.
It could have been based off of the subject being taught or
Chrislian Ellis rade) what certain teachers needed," Mrs. Shirley Ann Scarabino
S"said.
While changes and plans are being put together and
finalized, it shouldn't be long until the construction is
underway. With the elementary buildings going first, the
th y,,s process will begin.
Jo't css" "The whole idea is to move from the
--o7e Little House on the Prairie."
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T really small 'A rough estimate of the total costs for the full construction
SEilyGarcia (7h)project is being estimated at $60 million, $9 million of that
Emily Garcia (7th) going towards the new elementary section.
"It's actually less expensive to build this way because we'll
use much more of our square footage. It would take more
money to renovate than to put them down and start over," Dr.
U Fran Vandiver said.
Along with a new elementary section comes a new
gymnasium, a two- story, middle-and high-school building, a
jogging trail, and a full-sized track.
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S.... .----- finished, but when it is, it will definitely be the start of
*2 o 01 9',(, .. something new. Along with the advancements in technology,
p ; 'the overall new campus should help accommodate a new flow
h.Ii of students wanting to become Blue Waves.


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P.K. science classrooms seem to always have interactive things going on. Some are learning the basics, others about plants or animals,
some physics or the oceans, and more on basics in the lab.
In all specific subjects in science, there are new experiments, projects, and information being spread.
Chemistry is one subject that definitely adds the hands-on experience to the classroom while teaching new things each day.
Ms. Annamarie Heller, P.K.'s new chemistry teacher, said that her.goal for her students on learning new things is that she "wants them to
know how to do it and how to have confidence in the lab."
There were new things going on in the physics room, as well, this year. Not only is the teacher also new, but the students are engaging in
new activities as well.
"In January we're worked on a project where we had to make a roller coaster out of popsicle sticks," Naudia Jones, 11th grade, said.
Aside from high school, middle school science is also thriving, with attempting new projects and learning new things.
"We've been doing all about space-planets, meteors...." Ms. Mayra Cordero, sixth-grade Earth science teacher, said.
Mr. Randy Hollinger's biology class is also learning new things and taking part in some new projects.
"We've been learning about pond water and how algae can grow inside," seventh-grader Hank Hinton said.
When asked about their current project they are working on, Hinton said, "We make a 'globster' on a poisonous or venomous animal, and e-
mailing a real scientist for information we might need."
"It's been a good experience." -Billy Hardaway, 10th grade
The project that is catching major attention, however, is in the high school Biology classes.
Tenth-grader Billy Hardaway talked about the "square gardening" the class started.
"We're growing vegetables that take up the least amount of space so we can sell them," said Hardaway.
"The goal is to sell the vegetables, and the proceeds are going to the St. Francis House here in Gainesville," biology teacher Ms. Mickey
MacDonald said.
"It's been a good experience," Hardaway said.
"It's teaching me how delicate life is, which is what biology really is," Hardaway added.
This specific science project not only gives much of the hands-on experience to students, but helps others who are less fortunate.
Unlike other classes throughout the day, science gives students an opportunity to be interactive while learning about the world that they are
living in.


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(1) Tend: Paolo Del Castillo, 10th grade,
Ash Gotro, 11th grade, and Zach Ayala
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The Marine Science class also engages in
activities while students learn everything about marine life and
their ecosystems. Their recent trip to Flagler Beach was one of
these activities.
"We went to the beach and we were looking at the ecosystems of
a sandy beach, salt marsh, rocky shore, and maritime forest,"
Omali Tyson, 11th grade, said.
"We had cast nets, and we did a little
water Chemistry also." Omali Tyson, 11 th grade
This is another example of interactive, hands-on activities that
also teach the information that students need to obtain.
"It was pretty fun," Omali said.





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Drawing and painting is not only what art is all about; art is J iCe/ I O W
about imaginations and creations drawn onto paper.
"Art is the heart of humanity. It
brings us back to our senses and
makes us more human more aware
of the beauty, pattern, color and
design that surround us in
everything. Art balances our lives
and helps us to recognize honor and
celebrate diversity. Art gives us the
opportunity, for higher-order
thinking. We create, invent, take
risks evaluate, and revise. Art is
awesome," Dr. Dianne Skye, high school art teacher
Many art students just take art class to draw and be creative,
but some student take art because of the great teachers that
P.K. Yonge offers.
"Ms. Peebz class is loads of fun. She inspires me to create
art," said eighth-grader Paige Nelson.
Some artist gets their inspirations from many different things.
"I mostly just get my ideas just from photos I take and from '
my life," said junior Catlin Hare.
Some kids from an early age enjoy art and are really great
artists. Art is fun for students of all ages; it lets their creative
juices flow.
"Youu get to make really cool stuff out of paper mache,
make masks and color with pastels, and be creative in your
own way," said fourth-grader Laksmi Arroyo.









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coming over to my locker so they can look at themselves in my
mirror. I have an air freshener because I want my locker to smell
good. I have a pencil holder so I can have a place for my pencils.
And I just really like Justin Beiber."
Seventh-grader Kahra Williams
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Many people have different opinions about math. Whether they
think its the most boring class ever or its so much fun they could
marry it, P.K. students have a love-hate relationship with the class
involving numbers.
"I like math because it's challenging and
it's like solving a puzzle."
Taylor Asbell, 11th grade
Some elementary students at P.K. enjoy doing math, but in a
different perspective.
"To write in my math journal, I get to learn new stuff. Math is not
hard," said third-grader Jason Natividad.
In contrast, a lot of students butt heads with their math class.
Many students believe it is a waste of time.
"I hate math. It's pointless, and its uses too much brain power,
and it sucks," said sophomore Taylor Roberts.
Still, some students like knowing there is a definite answer at the
end of each problem.
"There's always going to be a right answer," Asbell said.
But like other things, math also seems to get harder with age.
"When I was in elementary school, I had straight As in math and
then I got into middle school, and my As turned into Bs, and then
came high school, which just made my grades worse," said
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teacher Mr Jim Bice (6) Tweedling Her Thumbs: Eigrln.
grader Kiraern Dana iisterin and entertains her sel during
Geometry (7) Counting His Change: Firsi-grader James
Davidson counts his money. (8) How Interesting: Eighth-
grade Alexandra Cummings reads her geometry textbook. (9)
Counting's Fun: First graders count coins to help them with
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The newest addition to the band repertoire is Taking the f tag e
ready to rock. Bluegrass Band, Rock Band,
Blues Band...and now Girl's Punk Band!
Headed by senior Stephanie Denardo, this
new band stepped on the stage in 2009, wanting
to show everyone what girls can do.
"We're doing something
that typically other girls
don't do. There's so many
girls that go through high
school thinking they could
only be liked if they're
cheerleaders. We want to
show girls they can do what
they want to do,"-Stephanie Denardo
With just five girls in the band, it's the smallest
of the four P.K. groups, but even so, at their first
in-class concert, they shocked everyone by
having three perfect songs while everyone else
had only two.
"We usually try for more alternative or punk
rock songs," said Denardo.
Some well-known bands they've played are
Muse, Kings of Leon and Flyleaf.
"A lot of the songs we sing already have high
ranges, or we just move them up a key. It
sounds the same, but it's easier for us to sing,"
she said. v
Although the Girl's Punk Band is new,
Bluegrass, Rock, and Blues Bands are still
jamming out as much as ever in the fourth
period class.
Three years old and still kicking, this out-of-
the-ordinary class keeps coming up with new
and better ideas.


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P.K.'s got some mean and lean fighting machines. Not literally, but there are a
lot of students who like to stay on their "A" game and stay fit.
Some students use their fitness classes to work on skills for their favorite sports,
and some just use it as time to exercise because they won't have time to when they
get home. The majority of older students are in Weightlifting, Team Sports or
HOPE with Coach Kelly Barrett and Coach Pauline Hazan. The younger students
have Personal Fitness with Coach Willie Powers.
"[My favorite types of exercises are] abs, sit-ups, crunches, and squats,"Andrea
Powers, 10th graade, said.

"It keeps my stomach and legs tight."- Andrea Powers, 10th grade

The classes learn unit by unit, learning a specific sport for each unit they
complete, for instance. Coach Powers said the class does the mile run and fitness
testing for grades.
"[We do] everything: max, reps, cardio, flexibility [for a grade]," Senior Eric
Suggs said.
Sometimes Physical Education can be an easy "A," said senior Alex Martinez.
"My favorite exercise to do in [Weightlifiting] class is bench press because it is
fun," Martinez said, "but in Team Sports, I just like to play basketball."
Eighth-grader Mariah Mincey said the thing she enjoys the most about P.E. is
the running because you get to move your legs.
Most students who are in some sort of physical education at P.K. saod that it is
an easy "A," in fact.
"We're doing football now for our newest unit, so it's definitely an easy grade,"
Mincey said.
A fellow classmate of Mincey's, Shacari Beshears, seventh grade, felt the same
way about their class. Though she said she's not the type who normally likes P.E.,
Beshears likes to play basketball in her P.E. class.
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(1) Shaking a Teammate: Students stay fit
by playing a pick-up game of basketball
during Team Sports, Coach Kelly Barrett's
fifth period. (2) Knockout: Coach Kelly
Barrett's fifth period participates in a game
of Knockout. (3) Toned: Junior Raleigh
Rebstock getting toned in the weight room.
(4) Taking the Laps: Coach Willie
Powers's4fifth-period class takes laps
around the gym during class. (5)
Education: Powers's middle-school class
watches an educational video.
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When it comes to acting and being in the spotlight, some people would
rather work in the back and be unseen. Tech Theater workers are all
about working behind the scenes, not to mention doing all the manual
work.
'Tech Theater basically runs the show. Setting up and doing the lights
is what we're all about. Sometimes set up is harder than running the
show," said senior Calli Breil.
Tech Theater may be lifting heavy props, twisting and turning knobs,
and basically managing the whole show, but after all the sweat and
muscle pains, it's all worth it.
"Tech Theater is hard because you have
to run a crew without talking and in the dark
with very little light. Lifting props does put
some strain on the body, but in the end its
all worth it." Cristina Estevez, 10th grade
Even though techies may be behind the scenes they are still stars of
the show.
But while without the tech workers there wouldn't be lights or sound,
without the actors and actresses there wouldn't be a show.
"Drama class is crazy. We have lots of fun. A regular day of drama
consists of warm-up exercises and improve games. We also work on
monologues and acting scenes to improve our acting skills," said junior
Kelsey Pederson.
Drama class is not all about acting and remembering lines, but is also
about passion.
"What makes Drama class so fun is being with your peers that enjoy
the same thing as you," said senior Shelby Ptacek.

(1) I'm Staring You Down: Senior Lucas Trimble stares down the crowd along with
junior Nichole Jacobs. (2) You Have Soft Hands: Senior Lucas Trimble holds Kayla
Clark's, junior, hand. (3)Stare Into My Eyes: Seniors Anna Dvorak and Paul Rye stare
S ... deeply into one anothers'eyes (4) I Can See Myself: Senior Alex Polefko makes funny
-faces to a plate. (5) Press Passes: All the tech aides get ID cards so they can look
official. (6) Can You Hear Me Now?: Senior Calli Breil talks to another tech aid and
operates the show (7) Dont Press the Red Button: Many of ire tech aidse had many
jobs, rand one of them was lo work wiih a o101 01 technical gadgets (8.) Red Comfy
Couch: Senior Lucas Trimble .its on tre big comply couch while acting in the play The
Importance ot Being Earnest (9.) 1I Can See You: Jurnor Maelee Baxter fixes her
glasses


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P.K. Yonge was a pretty old school for a while until some new
technological advancements came along. Before, students
simply read a book, took notes with pencil and paper, then
studied them. But now, with P.K. teachers beginning to use
PowerPoints, mobile labs, and interactive surveys in class,
students are having more fun while learning and showing
progress in their grades.
Some classes started using just laptops in class to do their
work, take notes, and complete projects.
"There's a lot. It's a paperless classroom. Notes are done
online. We don't have a textbook, and we have full Internet
access, which includes Youtube, Blogger, and e-mail," said Mr.
Randy Hollinger, seventh-grade scientist teacher.
Sometimes using technology in class also helped students
work diligently because there's not one kid who can say they
hate being on the computer, he added.
"Students like working with technology," said Mr. Hollinger.
Mr. Hollinger's seventh-grade science class did all their work
through laptops, and they even got e-mails from scientists, who
gave them feedback on their work.
In comparison with Mr. Hollinger, Mr. Eric Lemstrom, 11th-
grade AP English, English Honors III, and English III teacher,
used technology in his class to help students learn.


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"[I use the] mobile labs as often as I can, so they can work on writing in
class like they would at home,"said Mr. Lemstrom.
Mr. Lemstrom didn't only use the mobile labs frequently with all of his
classes, but he also used remotes in class with interactive surveys.
"I use remotes in class because feedback is immediate, and the Activ
remotes are for surveys so the class can see what their peers are thinking,"
Mr. Lemstrom said. "I never write with pencil on paper anymore, and I don't
think many people do."
Students also seem to be more fond of the new technological
advancements in their classrooms. It makes learning more interesting
because most kids just fall asleep in class if they have to write or read.
Though high school teacher Mr. Jim Bice is a math teacher, he also uses
technology in his classes.
Still, some people like the old time-tested methods.
Senior Meghan Roberts said that she thinks pencil and paper are good
learning tooils because by writing notes down, it helps her learn, due to
repetiton.
"But, using technology goes a lot faster."
Meghan Roberts, 12th grade

Like most students, eighth-grader Zeskia Pollard prefers "technology
because it's more fun."
Pollard said that eighth-grade algebra teacher Dr. Paige Allison uses
PowerPoint presentations to teach the class.
Gisela Fernandez, 12th grade, agreed with Roberts that you learn better
when writing things down.
Still, there aren't only ups to technology in classes, but there are
downfalls also. The biggest problem is P.K.'s Internet server crashing
down, said Mr. Hollinger, holding some classrooms up when students
required to work with plain old pencil and paper.
"Pencil takes too much time, and with tech, sometimes the server doesn't
work," said Fernandez.


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kids using technology they understand, as well as teaching them new useful technologies (2) Ne Mrs. Leslie Peebles' lapTop shows a ,,- point to her
class (3) Close Attention: Fletcner Simmons seven grade. Iistens to music while doing w aptop in Mr. Hollingers class (4) Sol iing:
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Taylor Sullivan, 12th
00 "It's the best season I've ever had." grade, Drum Major
The band started off their year on an interesting note. At the beginning of band
camp the students only had one thing on their mind: going to state. The saying
S hroughoui the band was "Do You Want It?" meaning did they want it enough to
push through the hard times and make it to their ultimate goal.
"The season started off shakey but we pulled it together," said freshman
Dominique Jenkins.
At their last competition located at Santa Fe High School on October 31st, 2009,
the band achieved their goal qualifying to go to state for the second year in a row.
They proved they did want it.
According to Band Director Jamie Burg, the show was, "Weird, creepy and cool."
The halftime show was based around a circus act, named Quidam. The show is
about an anonymous passerby who meets a lonley girl isolated from her parents.
With the theme of the show covered, the band had to portray the music through
marching, special effects, and the music itself. A lot of hard work and dedication
ad to go into the show.
Senior Taylor Sullivan said, "You have to give yourself 110 percent. If you're not
riving to be better you're doing something wrong."
The band sure gave their 110 percent. At competitions the band recieved ratings
of Superior, and many other Best in Class 1A awards.
Aside from the grueling tasks the band was presented with, they still had time to
have fun, especially at competitions.
"My favorite memory was the congo line at state," said senior Will Bennett. "While
the judges were calculating scores, the whole retreat turned into a talent competition
and somehow the PK Band started a congo line."
Overall the band had a great season placing 13th out of 25th in the state for class
1A, and beat their personal record at state by two places. Next year freshman
Dominique Jenkins hopes to place greater than 13th at state. This band is going
places, and who knows what they will bring to the field next season.


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elino Diaz, Eric Torres, and
,phomore Katherine Robinson, glide
ross the field while marching. (2)
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ays her long bass clarinet. (3) Third
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S ass during the movement "Quidam."
(4) High Pitch: Freshman Nicki Llinas blows into her
piccolo. (5) The Big Picture: The entire band stands in
*heir opening set at a competition. (6) Newbie: Eighth-
grader Kevin Otero plays the bells in a song called
Airnaja." (7) Headless Man: Freshman David Byrd
portrays the headless man in the show. (8) Sax Solo:
Senior Matt Dodd plays a soprano saxophone during his
solo. (9) Baritone Man: Sophomore Ben Machnick
plays his low brass instrument at a competition. (10)
rd The Drum Duo: Seniors Joseph Bolinad and Will
Bennett drum out in a drum break.


to the extreme
One of the main effects of the Marching
Band show this year was the P.K. color
guard. Adorned in exotic purple and green
costumes, mohawks with purple weave, and
vibrant makeup, the four girls, seniors
Colleen Claus, Danielle Brooks, and
freshman Erin Sullivan and Valerie Torres,
brought out the intense circus feeling
surrounding the show.
"We had a half hour to go from being
gross and sweaty from practice to putting on
a ton of makeup and fixing our hair," said
senior Colleen Claus.
The transformation of being turned into a
circus act was a long process causing the
girls to come in an hour before the rest of the
band to get ready on competition days.
"Being apart of the guard
has been an amazing
experience. I wouldn't
change it for the world."
Erin Sullivan, ninth grade


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tsunami of participation
and support from its
parents, coaches, and
sponsors.
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gives you snapshots in the
lives of not just our many
athletes, but also those ....
that keep our athletic
program running.
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trainer, without its parents
who donate their time,
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Injuries are inevitable on a large, competitive team From broken legs to bruises, most
athletes experience their lair share of alfliction. For instance. Sarah Waters, a 0l h-grade soccer
goalie, got a full-blown concussion during this year s soccer season.
"I had the ball in my hands as I dove. The girl kicked
me in the head." Sarah Waters.. oin grace
She dian i understand what had happened to her during the event, so she kept playing.
I had to take a week oh. Waters explained.
She also used medication and was told to get plenty of rest for at least a week More time oH
oH was recommended Her teammates were devastated
When Ihey found out something was wrong with me, they were worried," Waters said.




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While watching a baseball game, track race, or swim meet, it is hard
to think of all the little things that go into preparing for a district, region,
or state championship. From dieting to hydrating, the pre-season can
make or break a team's performance.
Joseph Bolinao, a senior who has played tennis the past nine years,
thinks that playing during the off-season, weight lifting, and
conditioning before the season are important for sports teams.
"You have to hydrate before," Bolinao said.
There are also many pre-game rituals that help teams succeed.
I don't drink soda, and the day before games I usually eat pasta,"
Bolinao commented.
The upperclassmen usually help the younger athletes to prepare for
athletic events.
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("Because we bring a lot of pep.
We do a lot of things for sports to
wish them luck for their events."
Tiffany Landers, 11th grade


" Because people have to get
excited, and school spirit is
important."
Ashleigh Beatty, 10th grade


"Because a lot of people at this
school don't have much spirit, and
its important to have people
designated to give spirit. If one
crowd of people gets hyped up
usually other people follow."
Zari Whittaker, 11th grade


"Because we are kinda like the
team spirt officers. We make sure
sports have enough support
because it makes you play better."
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iA Hole in One
Statistics say 73 percent of people think that golf is a boring
sport.
"It is boring if your watching it," said sophomore Cameron
Hellstrom, but many people don't even understand it, he added.
There are multiple reasons why people play it, including the
following: lit creates an active challenge, and it helps you to build
social contacts.
"I enjoy playing golf because it is relaxing and fun," said Kirsten
Dana.
Golf is a sport of choice. No one on the team was forced to play,
and it is a great way to get in light exercise and not dread the
process of working out, much like the others do at the gym.
"Playing golf is fun because it is always active, and you're
always moving," said freshman Evan Wilder.
"I chose to coach the golf team
because I enjoy the sport. It relaxes
me, and I have a lot of fun with the
students." Jim Bice, math teacher
"Playing golf is a challenge. You get as many tries as you like
but the less the better," said sophomore Cameron Hellstrom.
"I really do enjoy the sport. It gives me a chance to bond with
other students outside of school," he said.
All in all the whole team feels like golf is a challenging sport that
they enjoy it.