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The Final Edition of The Caribbean
Documenting the 1994-95 School Year
Cristobal Junior-Senior High
Department of Defense Schools- Panama
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We Say Farewell To Our Alma Mater
Cristobal w\as established in its present site in 1959, but the Contents Page
schooll began clear back in 1907. The present day CHS has *clas
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served the needs of many students but will become a *Factr Itn
memory with the closing of this facility as the Treaty imple- *sports 2-
mentation becomes fact and the Atlantic side reverts to Organizations
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Panamanian control. The many students that have passed *Messag
through these hallowed halls will carry the memory of & A.s Rcar," ct I/'f .,1 .,'
Cristobal well into the future.
1995 SENIOR CLASS
Homecoming Princess Candy Guerra is escorted by
the Senior Class President Ricky Alvarez at the pre-
game pep assembly. They were both very active in
school sports and activities and contributed greatly
to a suucessful final senior year.
Ricky Alvarez is assisted by Coach Holland in
;:. r r..- their entry in the 1994 Cayuco race into
Mrs. Beckenbach wearing her usual smile! She
worked many extra hours in her capacity of class
sponsor to make this final graduating class a
RICKY ALVAREZ JR.
LEROY CARGILL JR.
CRSTIOBALS FNAL GRADATIN CLASS
KATHIA FORDE HEIDI FYE-POTTER WAGDI GHAIS
HORACE HOGAN II
CRISOALS FNAL GRADUATG CLAS
CRISTOAL'S FIAL GRADUATING CLA
BILL RIVAS CARLOS ROMAN
ROBERT SALES JEYVIN SMITH
LEMESIO SMITH ALEKSANDRA STANKOVIC
Above: "Advanced Place-
ment" artist Michell
Matthews puts final touches
on her mural. Michell, Rob,
and Charlene worked hard to
develop their talent!
Left: Rob Bernhardt in an
"artistic moment". Rob's
work was found in many
programs and bulletin
boards as well as t-shirt
Charlene K.illm,. r .. ,rkin> on her portion of the hall mural completed in her
Advanced Placement Art Class.
CRAAISTOBAL'S FINAL GRADUATI CLASS
There are less students in
the Junior class than other
classes because many were
on an accelerated program
to graduate in this final
Nick Frank helps some elementary stu-
dents at he health fair. Nick was active in
his community and school taking part in
activities like this one as well as being in
sports and yearbook.
Neda Mudarra "cuts up" in class, one of her favorite
classroom activities. Neda had lots of friends because of
her easygoing nature.
MIKELN.ANDRADE HEATHER BERNHARDT NICHOLASFRANK
ANTHONY GARZA HENRY LEE GENERILLO
ROY JACOX JR.
SHARONKALLMEYER CHRISTIAN LOPEZ ANGELICA M. LYNCH NEDA S. MUDARRA
ROBERTO SINCLAIR TODDC. STAPLEFORD HEISSVILLAMIZAR
ROBERTOSINCLAIR TODD C. STAPLEFORD HEISSVILLAMIZAR
This is a picture of the hall as it looked in
1959- some things don't change.
Right: Percy Williams, Candy Keene, and Leo
Cargill just "clowning around". (or is Candy
"Queen for a Day"?) U
Michelle Sanchez, Cristobal's "nightingale", on
her way to class. Michelle wowed crowds at
sports events with her rendition of the national
anthem and gave us great performances under
the direction Mr. Hashman in choir.
FRANK BRU ALEXIS BRUNO
CHIEN-HAO FERNG ELIZABETH GARZA JORGE GRANT JR. JONATHON GUERRA KIMBERLY JOHNSON
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CANDACE KEENE ALAN KILBORN JR. CANDICE LEONHARDT STEVEN LOPEZ
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SURESH MAYANI GEORGE MCCRACKEN MELISSA MURPHY CRYSTAL OLIVAS DREW POPE
SHAIKA SANCHEZ ANNJURI SINCLAIR FRANCISCO SPRAY DANA STAPLEFORD
ALBERT THOMPSON LARS THOMPSON YOVANA VEST
NATHAN WEBER LUKIASHA WILDER
James Hanson, our
sketches in Mr.
Younkin's art class.
PERCIVAL WILLIAMS RENCIE WOOLSEY ARACELY YANG
Sunny Rasimowicz works feverishly in Mr.
Pollino's shop class. The shop classes were
always busy creating great projects!
ANALIA ALVAREZ MANDEE ANDERSON EIRA ANDRADE
Chara Dodson flashes her trademark smile. Creating
art makes her happy.
RUKMINI BARUA SUGEY BLANQUICETT JESSICABONNETT
SHELBY BROCK ARELIS BRUNO
EYCHELL ESCOBAR YAJAIRAFERNANDEZ BERNARDINA GARZA
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JOSEPH JOHNSON SCOTT JOHNSTON STERLING KALLMEYER
NYKEISHAMCLELLAN JEFFREY MCMANES MELISSA MCMANES JACKSON MOU
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CRYSTAL SKUMAUTZ LEONARD SMITH RAYMOND SPRAY JAMES STODDARD CATHARINE WATKINS YARITZA ZARATE
Here we see a shot of the locks in operation. This is something some of us who have
lived here a while might take for granted, but many people never will have the
opportunity to see v ih ,ii i i .,,_ ii....- ii, 'i r .i r i..i ., "wonders of the world"
in operation as we did!
A quiet moment on lake Gatun. Some of the
best peacock bass fishing in the world is found
RICHARD JENNINGS CRISTEN LUBBERS JACQUI LUBBERS
BENNY MAYANI ENRIQUE MORGAN
JEREMY PESCHL KATHARINE PHILLIPS ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ
LORIMAR RODRIGUEZ PATRICIA ROMAN ANTONELLESANCHEZ
RASHAUN TUCKER LILIANA VALBUENA H.J. VILLAMIZAR
KAREN SANCHEZ TRAVIS SHERMAN
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JUNIUS VILLARUEL JANICE WILLIAMS ANTONIO YANG
Here is a shot of the mountains in the Volcan region. There was great scenery Some of the beautiful flowers to be found in the Volcan
around us for those that cared to enjoy it! area.
JENNIFER MURPHY VENESSA PABON
Ann Williams poses with her lucky tiger on the
way to one of the basketball games. Ann was
always high spirited, as her teammates, (and
teachers) could see.
Never forget the ROAR of the TIGER!
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JOSHUA KEENE EMILY KNOWLTON SARAH KNOWLTON YAMILETH MENDOZA FERNANDO MORGAN PAUL ODOM
W. PITTMAN-BROWN ANGELICA PRESCOD MARIA E. RAFALKO TIMOTHY RANDLE A.J. RODRIGUEZ MELANIE SKUMAUTZ
ESPERANZA SMITH TARIQ THURMAN TALENA TROCHE M. WASHINGTON
A. WILLIAMS A. WILSON
Top picture: Instructor; MSG. Hogan along
with his Company Commander; M.
Matthews, Executive Officer; K. Forde, and
First Sergeant; C. Lopez.
Middle picture: The 1994-95 ROT
members gather to commemorate tl
final group at CHS.
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In the pictures above you see the
1951 ROTC program. This marked
the first year the program was
adopted at Cristobal. This year's
ROTC members wish to acknowledge
their debt to these founding members
and all the years in between!
Bottom picture: The Command and Staff
pose for posterity. MSG. Hogan thanks
them for all their hard work which
made this final year a successful one.
MRS. ANNE GEGG
Thousands Say Thanks!
Irs. Anne Gegg has been a teacher and counselor at Cristobal for
many years. More importantly, she has been a friend and mentor dur-
Lng all that time, touching the lives of literally thousands of students.
As Cristobal High ceases to exist, her contributions will remain in the
memories of so many. We, on behalf of all the families she has so
deeply affected, dedicate this final issue of the Caribbean to her. Thank
You Mrs. Gegg!
Support Staff Caught in the Act...
MARTIN R. HOFFMAN
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Mr Hoffman strikes his classic pose
while addressing the crowd at Jambo-
ree. Mr. Hoffman was tasked with su-
pervising the closure of the Atlantic
side schools along with principal du-
ties for CHS and Ft. Davis elementary.
Here is Mr. Elliott as most of us saw
him- just a little "laid back". Mr. Elliott
coached numerous athletes as well as
reaching students in the classroom. He
was one of Cristobal's most popular
and effective teachers.
MRS. ROSALIND BAITEL
MR. RICHARD ELLIOTT MRS. PATTY FREY
MRS. DONNA GRUBBS
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* Faculty & Support Staff Caught in the Act
Mr Hashman, Cristobal's "Music Man",
pauses for a moment during a class -: ..
lecture. Mr Hashman was active in '
many facets of student life at CHS! He
directed the choir and band which gave
so much enjoyment to our community! -
Mrs Baitel with the real focus of her
life- her family. In addition to teaching
duties Mrs. Baitel advised the S.A. and
was always in attendance at sporting
events and other student activities.
Mrs. Beckenbach caught resting her
"tired dogs". It's hard work keeping
track of those books and keeping the
senior class in line! (Mrs. B was also the
senior class advisor)
MR. RANDALL GRUBBS
MR. JAMES HASHMAN
MRS. JACQUELINE HINTON
MR. HORACE HOGAN
Father and son; Mr. Palumbo with his
father at Jamboree, which was dedi-
cated to Luke Palumbo Senior. No one
could argue that these two were
Cristobal athletics' biggest fans!
Mr. Oliver looks very surprised- does
David actually have his notebook? Mr.
Oliver coached tennis and volleyball
as well as teaching math to "eager"
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MR. TROY OLIVER
MR. LUKE PALUMBO
MR. ANTHONY POLLINO
MRS. GAYLE RANKIN
SFaculty & Support Staff Caught in the Act
The "apple of her daddy's eye" Mr.
Younkin holds his oldest daughter,
Kelsey, at a football game. This "little
Tiger" loved to cheer on the teams. Mr.
Younkin advised Yearbook so you
knew this picture was getting in, didn't
Three VIP's!; Mrs. Nunos, Ms. Rivas,
and Mrs. Hawkins were such an im-
portant part of the school. Here they're
caught munching at one of the football
Mr. Wright was never far away when
there were members of the fairer sex
around. Here we see him in a "blissful
moment", surrounded by the
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MRS. EDITH ROZETT
MS. ANNABELLE STAEBELL
MR. THOMAS WRIGHT MR. KENNETH YOUNKIN
Final One dedi-
cated to founder!
To all Jamboree partici-
I was overwhelmed as
you dedicated the jam-
boree to me. I really
didn't deserve the honor
because it has always
been the football players
and fans that make it
happen. I was only there
To all Cristobal Ti-
gers, I say a big thanks
and I'm glad to see that
the Tiger spirit is still
there. Even in this last
year, the Tigers are still
It was good to be back
in Panama. You know
I've always loved
Panama just as I've
always loved the game
of football. Thanks to
everyone who helped
make the evening spe-
cial to me.
Coach Luke Palumbo
Mr. Wright, school photographer, got close to the
action to catch this shot of William Price and Joe
Powers going head to head in a tackle against theRed
Various notable alumni from the proud tradition
which was "The Cristobal lamiree" gather at the
sidelines in this final one to pay homage to the
founding father of football on the Isthmus-Coach
At a pregame ceremony Coach Palumbo exchanges
some lighthearted banter with Cristobal athletic di-
rector, teacher, and coach, Gayle Rankin. She pre-
sents him with an all-isthmian jacket on behalf of the
The Final Jamboree Queen, regally beautiful Candy
Guerra, flanked by escorts William Price and Rick
The winning design in the banner contest is held by
the school-spirited artists from the freshman class.
The Tiger in the background seems to growl his
The Cristobal gridiron crew celebrate
their victory over Red Machine at
Balboa Stadium. This type of team
spirit is why they had such a super
Jon Guerra turns upfield, fighting his
way through a tackler. Jon was one o
the conference leading rushers and thi
determination shows why.
The "prettier" coach Elliott gives her
best Tiger grimace for the camera. Mrs.
Elliott was instrumental in the success
of this years team lending them moral
and organizational support all season.
They're really not playing a game of
"Hear no Evil." Actually this is a pre-
game drill before a Tiger victory. Carlos
Roman and Jose Alvarez demonstrate
Quarterback Ricky Alvarez runs tall
picking up extra yardage on a broken
play. His running threat and pinpoint
passing always kept the defensive team
The football team
started slowly, but
hit stride by mid
season. The victory
over the previously
gars marked the
poise and desire of
this final squad!
'he 1994 Tiger football team in all Coach Elliott and team captains Will-
heir glory. the hallmark of this, the iam Price and Ricky Alvarez strike a
final Cristobal football team, as in all pose for posterity. They were very
ast teams, was PRIDE! Some players proud to play a part in this, the final
aid it was as if the ghosts of the first Tiger season.
Players were watching over theirshoul-
Yajaira Fernandez ties up an oppo-
nent, preparing to make a steal from a
hapless player. Sunny Rasimowicz
looks on, ready to lend defensive sup-
In the bottom picture-No,it's reallynot
ballet recital, just Patty Roman putting
in two of her many season's poini
through the flailing arms of a futile
Sunny Rasimowicz prepares to put a
long jump shot through the hoop for
two. A Devil defender tries (vainly) to
defend against her field goal. Sunny
was one of this year's top scorers.
Tiger ballhandler Oleen Philips sends
a defender airborne with a faking move.
Oleen was very effective at maintain-
ing ball control and her handling skills
set up many teammates' scores.
Sharon Kallmeyer leaps high for a field
goal during a hard fought contest
against the Devils.
Ballers End an Era
The Cristobal Lady
Tigers have been a
dominating force in
for many years.
teams have always
had a sense of "fam-
ily" and this year
was no different in
will leave an
rop of the page- The "finale" of Tiger Coach Rankin makes last minute ad- unfillable void.
adies basketball. After many years of justments during a time out. Coach
iistinctiveplaytheTigershaveplayed Rico looks and listens intently, ready
heirfinalseason.Gonebut never to be to assist. Mrs. Rankin is quick to give
forgotten! credit to Rico for all his help in his
tenure as assistant coach.
squads not only
spirit alive in
our final year,
they had great
fun doing it...
as you see here.
Below: The cheerleaders "mug" for the
mighty lens of school photo mavin T.
Wright. This spirit and sense of fun is
what made cheerleading at Cristobal
such a popular activity- and made them
so much fun to watch.
Right: The squad's seniors group for a
bittersweet pose. Heidi, Candy, and
Michell provided great leadership for
the remainder of the team. They will
take with them memories of a job well
The 1994-95 cheerleaders and their able
advisors gather for a team
picture.Front: D. Seeley,Kneeling-left to
right M. Mathews, L. Rodriguez, M.
Sanchez, V. Bonnilla, H. Fye. Standing:
Coach Seeley, K.Johnson,N.McLellan,
C. Guerra, Y. Vest, A. Alvarez, J.
Dawson, M. Murphy, Coach Canamas,
Lori Rodriguez and Vielka Bonilla do
their best "Saturday Night Fever" imi-
tation for the camera.
Our acrobatic squad performs a per-
fectly executed level change. This type
of teamwork kept the fans clapping
and the teams "fired up".
Lee spent many hours perfecting his The"BOSS"t-shirtsaysitall..Trackisa
technique in the shot and discus, here great sport!
we see him as he prepares to release
Mr. Oliver and Lee Nunn were our Mr. Oliver soars over the bar during
lone entries in the prestigious Balboa the pole vault competition. He has
Relays but they represented us well. competed many times in the Balboa
Lee threw a personal best in the shot Relaysbutsaid thisyear wasoneofthe
and Mr. Oliver placed second in the most "competitive".
Cristobal had not had
a track team for many-
years and we didn't
Shave a "tear"ithis i
year either. We did
have Lee Nunn
however, who spent
long, lonely hours
Practicing shot and
P discus in order to
compete on the other
side. It paid off; he
Below we see coach Elliott as he col
rects some things in a time out huddle
Coach Elliott and Johnson never gav
up and they passed on this valuable
trait to their team by example!
Joe Powers goes up for two displaying
the form in this jumper that made him
one of the team's leading scorers.
One of the teams "big men",Jorge Grant
puts a shot up from the corner. His
rebounding was a big plus for the team
this year, too!
One of the younger players on the team
concentrates intently (can you see by
his expression) on putting the ball
through the hoop. Jose has great po-
tential and should be a great player on
the Pacific side as he continues to play.
Lemesio Smith is really not raising his hand to ask a question, he's signalling
to the ball handler for a pass. Lemesio was a great asset to the team because
he played with great intensity.
These Tigers gave their all
Final scores some-
times don't reflect
the true heart of a
team and that was
the case with basket-
ball this year. Lack
of depth kept the
team out of the win
column more than
they and Mr. Elliott
might of hoped but
they worked very
hard and always
gave 100% We
were proud of your
above you see the 1994- 95 Tiger Joe Powers puts his shoulder down team spirit!
ten's Basketball Team. They worked and drives to the basket. Joe was one of
ard all season under the direction of the team's best ball handlers and al-
Ir. Elliott and Mr. Johnson and some ways a scoring threat.
developed skills that may serve them
rell as they continue to play.
This year's soccer
coach was Merle
for the first time
9 UOTE at CHS, he felt
O that his team
and was proud
that they never Hope Olivas boots a corner kick to the goal in a game at Cristobal. She was very
accurate with her kicks so she was often called on to attempt a score (and often
gave up. Their succeeded).
team spirit al-
Improving i 1 soccer skills, and proving themselves able opponents against the
Some of the Soccer team get together
and show the closeness they devel-
oped by working so hard to be a suc-
cessful team. They really achieved a
sense of "family".
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In the picture at the left, going for the
goal, Oleen Phillips shows the form
and power that made her such a scor-
Above we see Sunny trying her luckat
being goalie, one of her many posi-
tions. Sunny was asked to say a few
words to the team, "I'm very proud of
all the girls and the improvement we
made, we're always winners, soccer rulz "!
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Tennis had a
great season un-
der the leadership
of Coach Oliver.
They were in the
"thick" of the
George Ratley smashes one at his op-
ponent. It was rumored among the
tennis team that George was so intent
on .'t _-hn.. ih. r I'. rn n nnn. .
"hit" the net with his raquet. Of course
he always told his opponent if he did
and the point didn't count
Below we see Nathan Weber giving us
his patented look of concentration (or
is trying to be a John Belushi look-
This year's team had a super season
winning more matches than previous
years. What is more important they
had a great time and improved their
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Above we see Frank Bru following
throutOh .'il'r, r] 1,: n i ,f.r, h,.nd -n I -h
Frank played in the top four all year
(which means he was "varsity"), and
. was instrumental in their success.
Joel Prescod played number one all
season long. He was attending PCC
but made the necessary sacrifices to
play for Cristobal one more time. The
team was glad he did!
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"Kings of Swat"
Our final Base-
ball team was
coached by Mr.
.. Grubbs with
the assistance of
They led the
team to a great
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ing from the picture is Anthony Carza,
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had a great finale
season under the
able coaching of
Mr. Oliver. They
(as "Tony" the tiger says)
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Candy Keene shows some of her "ten-
nis intensity", preparing to place a
Above we see Senior Kathia Forde con-
necting with a shot. Her leadership on
thecourt was instrumental to the team's
At the left, Dayra Chinasing is either
seeking "divine intervention" or get-
ting ready to return a lob shot from an
Robert Seales shows some of his soccer
skills during practice. Robert said he
loves to play soccer, and he was one of
the team's most experienced players.
Antonio Wilson, Alberto Rivas and Leo
Cargill loved to play soccer and it
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three talented players went "all out, all
the time", here they are at the team try-
Below is the 1995 Men's Soccer Team.
They worked hard all season and gave
us some great "soccer moments."
William Price was a "leader" in all the
sports he participated in, playing with
great intensity and self sacrifice. Here
he goes airborne to "head" the ball.
The 1995 soccer
great soccer skills
and came a long
way under the
able tutelege of
who also credits
the assistance of
with making this
final season a suc-
cess. They all
worked hard even
before the season
began so they
made it a season
and Mr. 0]
ing so har
Kathia Forde goes high in the air to
smash a return. She was one of the
teams leading "spikers".
work- Some of the team members gatherdur-
ing an early practice to stand under the
i to "watchful eye of the tiger". The team
felt the pressure of Cristobal's legacy
.l! of great volleyball teams.
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Coach Oliver was one who taught by
deed not by talk. Here he sacrifices to
dig out a return, showing the team
how it should be done.
At the left, one of the more talented
players on the boys' team, C. M.
Landrum, shows the leaping ability
that made him a formidable net player.
Above Coach Rankin conducts a mini-
clinic for C.M. Landrum and Yovana
Vest. Coach Rankin's volleyball
"savvy" made our team one of the best
coached in the conference.
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In the picture below we see a beam of
sunlight illuminating Michell
Matthews atop the Senior entry in the
parade competition. She, and the other
cheerleaders, really "took charge" of
.I :;,. i I heJunior class float entry
is driven by C.M. Landrum and he is
accompanied by Heather Bernhardt.
"Tiger Spirit" was alive and well this
Below, the final Homecoming Queen
Kathia Forde, is flanked by the court
and all the escorts representing the
classes. Seated, left to right: T. Pinkney,
C. Alves, K. Forde, H. Olivas,C. Guerra.
Standing; H. Hogan, R. Bernhardt, J.
Dodson, R. Rafalko, W. Price, R.
The "Fighting Tigers" emerge from a
mist of yellow and blue smoke at the
start of their final game. They were
"ready" because when the smoke
cleared they had held on to a 7-6 vic-
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SEveryone went "all out"
to make the final Tiger
Homecoming a resound-
ing success. There was a
pre-game bonfire (pic-
tured at the left), a
parade, and a spirit-
rousing pep assembly.
The Tiger football team
capped things off with
an exciting 7-6 victory
over the Kiwani Kolts.
All in all, it was a fitting
end to the "Cristobal
/ era" of football in
S.A. "Leads the way"
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.: :u class officers
V under Mrs.
V. .. Baitel's guid-
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.'through a great
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National Honor Society
These are our "top"
students, not just NATIONAL
academically but HONOR SOCIETY
also by leadership
and service. They
were inducted into
the N.H.S. at a
ceremony in March.
Top of the page, left side: Senior Su-
san Hwang was the editor of the year-
book for two years as well as main-
taining a high G.P.A.
Top of the page, right side: Heidi Fye-
Potter was a cheerleader and served
as a class officer. We know she'll go
on to "big things".
Middle of the page, right side:
N.H.S. Advisor, Anne Gegg, is
flanked by president Ricky
Alvarez and inductee Michell
Bottom of the page, Henry
Generillo and Todd Stapleford
were always willing to serve their
school and led by example in the
classroom. Here they demonstrate
their musical talent.
Middle of the page, left side: Jamal
Ghosn and Heather Bernhardt take a
break from Science class to pose forT.
Wright. Both served many hours out-
side of class in activitiessuch as sports
and student activities.
The choir, under
the capable di-
rection of Mr.
"wowed" us with
mances at school
Michelle Sanchez gave us great solo
performances at programs and sang
the national anthem at games. It was
exciting to see her grow in confidence
as the year progressed and audiences
let her know just how good she was
with their excited applause!
Hope Olivas and Drew Pope combine
for some duet magic during a Christ-
mas time performance. Mr. Hashman
directs the choir as they provide back-
The choir worked hard to polish their
performances and the schooland com-
munity reaped the benefit of their suc-
cess. These were no "shower only"
singers as most of us are!
Above we see some of the student body
getting into the act as they accompany
the choir in some caroling.
Dana Stapleford adds some musical
ability to the choir's "beautiful noise"
with a solo spot.
On these pages
you see the
and high school
thank them for
to our year!
Cristobals "music man" Mr. Hashman Solo performances build confidence
directstheband alwaysstrivingtotake and musical ability and above we see
theirperformancetoa higherlevel. He just such a moment taking place.
succeeded and also imparted to his
band membership loveofmusic, some-
thing the students he touched will al-
ways be able to appreciate.
lines can be
but with perse-
the fund raising
this year's staff
Mikel Andrade looks up from some
important "gopher" chore he was com-
pleting. Mikel was always eager to
help in any way he could.
Below wesee Staff Editor SusanHwang
in front of Mr. Younkin's computer
(where she spentmany, many hours to
complete the book you now hold in
Most of the yearbook staff (some are
out during "yearbook things") pose for
posterity. Mr. Younkin wants to thank
them, our business manager Mrs.
Grubbs, and school photographer Mr.
Wright for all their hard work.
Above we see school photographer,
Mr. Wright in an expansive mood. (This
picture was taken at the Christmas as-
sembly- perhaps he was eager for that
looong vacation coming up)?
Hope Olivas and Heather Bernhardt
demonstrate some of the skills neces-
sary to turn out pages as th prn p Il
to "crop" some photos.
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At the right we see a trio of wallflowers
cutting up (as usual). They seem to be
having a good time anyway. Jorge,
Raymond, and Willie really did get out
and dance too!
Chaperones Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt
and Mr. Hoffman pause from their
important supervisory tasks to smile
for the camera. They may have had as
much fun as the students!
Below a "beaming" group flash their
pearly whites for the camera as they
rest between sets. With those smiles
maybe Candice, Candice, Kim, and
Jon were up to something- look out
A bevy of beauties pose in all their
finery in the picture at the right. (nice
expression Heidi)! Candice, Sharlene,
Yovana, Jennifer, Heidi, and Heather
said they had a great time! It looks like
: ... did.
Formal dance is
senior class put
on a great finale
to this tradition
with a gala held
at the Gatun
Yacht club. A
great time was
had by all that
attended. At the
left we see our
"Most Likely to
Outstanding seniors picked by peers!
Hall of Fame
Q What is the"Hall of
The "hall of fame" has been a tradition at
Cristobal for many years. It consists of
members of the senior class chosen by their
peers for outstanding achievement, or future
potential. The categories were awarded at the
.' .'. i-'. r..,.r III1,, "L "Best Personality" selectees Jimmy Dodson and
'Mr. and Ms. C.H.S.". Candy Guerra and Ricky Kathia Forde pose with their awards at the right
Alvarec were popular talented, and were excellent Ti., -. ....,,1... I I. ,, ... ,,, ,natureswere
i r .. .. r i. I. , 'I. contagious to students and faculty alike.
gave to their school and class.
The"Best Dressed" award went to the proud couple
at the left. Christy Alves and Rob Bernhardt were
always fashionable and dressed appropriately for
theoccasion.Christy evenoccasionally wasknown
Above we see Our future "movers and shakers";
Senior Lee Nunn and Jeyvin Smith werechosen"Most
Likely to Succeed". Both -w, .1 r; i. 3 ; .J;
viduals who contributed 1 I-.n,, .i ,'ii. ii
and socially to their Alma Mater.
Seniors Rob Bernhardt and Jimmy
Dodson. What do they think they are
posing forG.Q magazine? I don't think
Chip Louis were you eating or were
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NT The final C
S N IN E T Y senior Clas
active in all
S..pects of stu
low- ,life and the
I bonds of f
ship they f
In the picture abtie, William Price,
also known as "vicious" shows his \v-
tiHpe Olivas, Dayra Chinasing, and
Cnrsty Alves pose glamourously. The
e ,arbook stall decided that they are
'too sex" for this picture So where's
the bald headed guv?
Top left: David Miller, Horace Hogan,
and Rich Smith, the students from the
Left: Richard Johnston shows how
dedicated he is in his school work.
The inseparable Rufus and Ruff Neck.
Where there is one there is always the
other. They can't live without each
other. They are our school's "endless
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"I'd probably take the Tiger spirit that
was here. From the day I entered Tiger
territory I found true friends that'll
never be forgotten! Thanks Cristobal..."
"A C.H.S football helmet, so I could
remember the two great seasons we
had here and I could say I was a part of
that." -Anthony Garza
"A piece of the bell saying C.H.S on it."
"If I could take one thing from Cristobal
before they lock it up. I would like to
keep my friends. When you go to a
small school you find trusting friends
you can live with." -Henry Generillo
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"I would take one of the basketballs
that we used during our Basketball
games. It would remind me of all the
great times we had during the season."
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If you could take
one thing from
they lock it up and
close it down for-
ever, What would
"I would defi-
nitely take the
memories I've had
at CHS and most
of all my friends.
They've given me
so much it would
be hard not to."
To the right, Nathan Weber is seen
getting some extra help from Mr.
Pollino. We'll all remember Nathan as
such a serious student- (Riiight!)
Frank Bru, a member of the varsity
tennis team, plays the sport he enjoys
Below, two budding Sophomore art-
ists, Suresh Mayani and Rocky
McCracken polish their painting skills
on a mural for the school.
Yovana Vest kicks the soccer ball to
the goal during a match at Cristobal
field. The sophomore class was very
active in school sports.
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The sophomore class
was a major force,
participating in sports
and extracurriculars as
well as shining in the
Younkin, who was
their class sponsor
since they entered
high school, thanks
them for all their hard
work. We all wish
them much success
wherever they go to
complete their high
Class president, Kim Johnson, was an effective and active leader. She was in-
volved in countless activities and could always be counted on to give her "all" in
every demanding situation.
The freshman class
was filled with
studied and played
fun out of every
moment. Here are
just a few at work
Class president, Analia Alvarez, is seen
at the right during one of our assem-
blies. She did a super job of represent-
ing and organizing her classmates.
Freshman member of the Cristobal ten-
nis team, Sean Cedar, shows his
awsome power at the net. Sean could
often be found spending extra practice
time on the courts.
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Rukmini Barua happily sketches away
in Mr. Younkin's art class. Her cheerful
smile was infectious, she seemed to
always be in a good mood.
To the left we see Jennifer Dawson
striking a "cheerleading pose". She,
and the other cheerleaders always kept
school spirit high..
Above, Celia Luna and Vielka Bonilla
take a brief pause from learning to
smile for the camera.
David Munoz and Liliana Valbuena I *r, I.. r I....k. i,.- i i.
are nowready to hit the tennis court! b ll, J I. :. ,t ili ill ,- ii
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The eighth grade
greatly to the the
school year. They
Mr. Hoffman and
their teachers on
David are you listening' What's more
important, looking good for the cam-
era or paying attention to Mr.
Mr Grubbs has his work cut out
for him here! Abel Borsellino
what's that smile all about? Just
trying to look good for the girls
The seventh grade
came to Cristobal
all left their
"mark" on the
school year. We
wish them well as
they go on to other
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JeremyGomez looks so enthusedto be Josh Keene loves tennis and table ten-
ironing in Mrs. Grubbs's class. Just nis Here we see him waiting for a
think Jeremy you ll be able to keep serve from his opponent during a gym
your clothes wrinkle free when you're class match.
out on your own.
There were manyhislonc(al iSs lobe i sited in our
area. One of the more romantic and colorful a Ilh
its legacy of pirates and iheir golden Lie isurE s was
Portobello seen at the nghl
Along the Beach
When I go to Shimmev Beach,
I can see the ruffles
Of the sparkling water
Hit the shore.
Watching for coral
And seeing a few coconuts
Laying on the lighl sand.
The rough sand
Warms my toes.
As the sun shines
All over Shimme\,
It warms my skin
And plans me to a toasty brown.
As I dive into the ocean,
The water is saltl
But still cools off my body.
As I look out tolsard the ocean
And see the ships,
Of all the people on the cruise ships
That look at Panama
And see a tropical land
Full of exotic creatures and plants.
Treasured memories of Panama
"Bits of Bittersweet"
Our Honorable Bell
In the middle of the "jungle road", as
we referred to it, lay this picturesque
little waterfall. Many of us stopped to
admire its beauty, especially ocean-to-
A Good Place to Enjoy
Ft. Gulick, With its palm trees
And flowering plants,
Is a good place to remember.
And do their homework
As they go into one
Of many carpeted classrooms.
As the bell rings
And kids enter the school,
A mosaic elephant on front
Seems to say,
"Learning is fun."
Painted blue and white,
the school is a good place
As I stand
Looking at the victory bell,
Our honor bell,
I wonder how many times
This bell has been rung.
When I'm in class
Listening to the announcements,
I always listen for the victory bell,
The bell that says
We ripped their spirit in half.
The huge, copper bell
Rings for a long time,
And if you listen closely,
You may hear the bell say, "True
Even though I hate homework,
I will miss this school
After it closes,
Our victory bell,
Our honor bell.
The base pools were popular gathering
spots. Heather Bernhardt and Daniel
Mallet pose here. (Do you think they
know there's no water?)
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The daily operation o1 Ihe ianal Ind rhe greml
engineenng feat it .as somelrmes %ad liken lur
grantedbylhoseo ushtj ii l rn al Bairhe
scaleand nmaesty ol hilcreallon should .ureld be
Following the Sea
WVilh crystal clear water,
Isla Grande is peacelul
Wilh the quiet sound ol sater
Splashing against the rocks.
As I lay
Under a tree
Shaded from the blistering sun,
I hear the frogs and lizards
Croak in the grass.
I feel the sand's smoothness
And see many discolored shells
Bleached by the hot sun.
As pelicans fly overhead,
I look up and see them
To grasp a bass for lunch.
As I watch the pelican,
I think that I, too,
Want to follow the pelican
And follow the sea
Above is an original ink drawing created b
artist Rob Bernhardt.
"Bits of Bittersweet"
k, ICi .iun i a nd Ihe '.1.k on, ,I h.
,rrna l t. iu r a nd 1..u hci. . p.Nt .- j"
On Gatun Lake
Boats, ships and yachts
Float on the deep bluish-green lake.
As I sit at steak night,
I can hear
And even hear horns
From nearby ships.
As I look down at the dock
From the top of the club,
It looks like a blanket
Surrounded by lots of green trees.
The air is fresh,
Like fresh air from a cloudy day.
As I finish my last year
And time passes,
I wonder what next school
Will be mine next year
And who my friends will be.
I know I will miss my friends
And hope they will miss me, too.
What does it mean to leave your friends
The yearly cayuco race through the lo.ch aJ- a
gruelingthreedaynlual Iome nould .a orjellt,
thal was the focusol allentio n the .pring. Teams
spent countless hour praji lng in d g. I ing boad
read for the comperiiion
Splatmasteil as iust one or the acdr lre.- as atle
for energetic student. ',t iunple Slirlre The
Johnston boys Richard ind t,.,itr -eie mrnngthe
most fanatical. and cauld often by found .kulkL:n
amone Ihe abandoned bulldinel on 11 I -r.nar
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"Bits of Bittersweet"
Never to Reopen
While sitting in class
Waiting for the lunch bell to
I think to myself.
The bell rings and
As I rush out of the class-
I realize that
I'm going to have to hear
That bell ring
Eight more years
Until I graduate.
I rush to the lunch room
And when I enter
The aroma of french fries
Hits me like a wall.
As I turn backto see
If my friend is calling me,
I quickly glance
Past the victory bell.
Memories yet to come
Of the victory bell ringing
Its last time
I finish lunch
And come out of the lunchrooom
With a full stomach
And a new thought.
As the year gets closer to the end,
Friends start disappearing.
Deep in my heart,
I will miss Cristobal--
The teachers forcing us to work rapidly
To finish our homework
So we can be finished before the football
My friends giving me advice
On the latest styles,
And my classmates helping me out
When I'm confused about math proce-
I will be one of the last students
To walk out of this school.
I'll never hear the sounds again
Zippered opened and closed,
The students whispering behind the te
And the lockers being slammed
As students rush to their classes.
As I pass the victory bell,
And walk down the halls,
I know the doors will soon
Never to reopen
To another group of Tigers.
Above is another drawing by one of the school's
talented artists, Charlene Kallmeyer.
We were very fortunate to have an active theater
group on the "Atlantic side". Plays were partici-
pated in by students, parents, and teachers and we
were entertained by the wealth of talents in our
little community. Here we see Mr. Grubbs, as
Daddy Warbucks, with "Annie".
This page is reserved for
those "special" memories
that because of printing
deadlines the yearbook
staff could not include. For
some this memory might be
the Prom, Graduation, or
"skip day", for others a
Spring sporting event, or
maybe just a special time
with good friends.
"The CHS of the future
Will be one big paradise,
Where all the teachers are lenient,
And the students already wise."
"They won't pick teachers for ability
But they'll pick them for their looks.
There won't be such a word as homework.
There won't be such a -iii.' as books."
"The rooms will be air-conditioned
And the periods run ten minutes long.
The other thirty five minutes
Will be spent in "Wine, Women, and Song."
"There'll be no place like the 'Office'"
Where bad boys and girls are sent,
But there will be a big social room
Where many happy hours will be spent."
"There's no doubt that in the future
CHS will rank as the best.
The place where you can go to school,
And catch up on your rest."
Well, did we make it?
The following poem was written by Fannie
Eldridge back in 1940. Ask yourself if we
reached her "picture" of a future CHS.
The "Odyssey" rides the tranquil waters of Panama. Some of the best fishing in
the world can be found here and Captain Sid Coffin knows where to find it!
wishes to the last class-
FROM CAPTAIN SID COFFIN
AND THE CREW OF "ODYSSEY"
Way to Go
Congratulations and best wishes to the 1995 (and final) graduating
class of Cristobal High School!
Elks Lodge No.
Congratulations to the Final Senior Class of '95
Cristobal- Colon Rotary Club
FUNDADO EN 1920
AT THE CROSSROADS
OF THE WORLD
COLON, REPUBLICAN DE PANAMA
2412 Cristobal, Republica De Panama Disistro 4240
ROTARY'S FOUR WAY TEST
OF THE THINGS WE THINK, SAY, OR DO;
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
TRY IT- YOU'LL BE SURPRISED
AT THE RESULTS!
Cristobal High will always live in the hearts of the alumni Rotarians
Keep the Memory of C.H.
in Your Hearts!
The Tiger Firefighters
PCC Northern District Fire Officers
Altamont DePass, Sgt.
Ricardo Ortiz, Sgt.
Eugenio Roberts, Lt.
Wallace Teal, Assistant Chief
Ricardo Hall, Battalion Chief
Ricardo Barker, Lt.
Jose Chue, Sgt.
Eugenio Bryan, Sgt.
Reinaldo Clarke, Sgt.
Vernal Farnum, Lt.
Juan Trottman, Assistant Battalion Chie
We've been through a divorce, poverty, military
separations, a war, and now you're graduating 2
years early. You surely know how to make a mom
We are so proud of all your accomplishments.
"We Love You Very Much"!
-Grandma & Grandpa Webb
Clinic 41-3798, 41-3868
With the compliments of
Dr. Bolivar Franco
Children and Adults
Roosevelt Ave., 10th Street
Apartment 1 No. 10092
Colon Rep. of Panama
Remember when you were in
C o m p u t e r
class and the power went off and
you lost your English paper?
so. H i Was
Won't You Miss...
"Last Class 1995"
It's been my pleasure to be your sponsor as Juniors
and Seniors. May God Bless and guide your future.
All My Love,
May all your dreams come true. God bless you.
Fabian, Daniel, Maritza
Masonic Temple Building
P.O. Box 5017
Cristobal, Rep. of Panama
A Lot To Look Back On
"Remember These Days"
We hope you know how much we care about
you, realize how special you are, and see how
many others believe in you and can already see
the wonderful qualities that'll enrich your life
We love you and are proud of you,
Mom, Dad, Mike, Linda, Ranae & Ryan
Be such a man,
and live such a life,
that if any man were
such as you, and any
life, a life like yours,
this earth would be
We love you,
Mom & Dad
AGENTS AT THE PANAMA CANAL
BOYD FOUNDED 1909
Congratulations to the
1995 GRADUATING CLASS!
Group of "best friends;"
Always put God first in everything
and in every part of your life. Read
Proverbs 3:5-6, and Phil. 4:13.
We love you!
Dad, Mom, and Crystal
You lit up our lives from the day you were born
and gave us great pleasure watching you grow into
an intelligent and beautiful young lady. Never forget
the values you were taught and always remember to
be all you can be.
With lots of love and best wishes,
Mom and Dad
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The Final CHS JROTC class congratu-
lates the final CHS Senior Class, and
_ wishes all a happy future.
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Ruben. All the
studying payed off,
but there are still
things in life waiting
for you to do. May
God watch over you
Love, Mom, Henry,
& Marie Elena
Good luck in the future.
We wish you all the best!
Vandy, James, Alexandra
May you find happiness in
memories of the past and plea-
sure in planning your future
Dad, Mom &
Especialdad en Comida de Mariscos y
COLON- AVE. DEL FRENTE Y CALLE 11
Tels.: 41-3563- 41-3140
Congratulations! You made it. Now a great future is waiting for you.
Nobody promises that it will be easy. You'll have to work harder, but
your determination, perserverance and enthusiasm will take you as far
as you want to go. Have faith in God and your self and you'll be suc-
With love & pride,
Mom & Dad
Your Grandparents congatulate you on this special
day, your Graduation day. We are so proud of you.
May your future bring you happiness and your dreams
become a reality. Dear
fe is full of so many challenges and reward-
ifts. You've accomplished the first step
rd success. Congratulations, we are so
d of you.
Debbie & Jenny
Carinosamente, y deseandote exitos
en el future, tus primos.
Deseandote de todo corazon que
este paso que estas dando hoy te
sirva para abririte todos los caminos
de dicha y prosperidad.
Te lo desea tu tia
Te deseo lo mejan, te lo
Karen, Jorge, Janny
Wishing you the very best
and all the success life can offer.
Tin, Tio, & kids
You' ve brought lots of sun-
shine into our lives. We're
proud of you. All our love.
Mom, Dad & Chara
of the 2
AND BEST WISHES!
J. R. FLOCKHART
WITH LOTS OF LOVE
LEW AND SUE STABLER
GERRY AND HOWIE LAATZ
VINCENT AND PENNY CANAMAS
COLLIN AND ALBERTA CORRIGAN
ROBERT AND GAYLE RANKIN
"BUTCH" AND JANIS ECKEL
"MAZ" AND LINDA MAZZEROLE
WALLACE TEAL AND JANET JOHNSTON
WAYNE AND BONNIE SEELEY
CHARLIE AND IKO McDANIEL
ERIC AND CORAL ADEMA
JACK AND JUDY CONNELLY
GERARD AND REIDUNN PETRONI
ARTHUR AND CARMELITA DONOHUE
CHARLES AND MARY CHISHOLM
LUCKY AND TITA DUNLAP
BRIAN AND MARTA PLAISANCE
MIKE AND SHEILA BELL
AL AND NINA COHEN
DICK AND PAT BJORNEBY
RADISLAV AND RAQUEL STANKOVIC
BOB AND MERRAN GRAY
DAVE AND GLORIA SHERMAN
TED AND MARIA ELENA PETERSEN
FRANK AND JUDY HOOVER
One is quiet and the other
one is talkative, but we
are so proud of both and
we love them. Keep in
mind that God loves you
all, and that with him,
everything is possible.
Mom, Dad, Len, Tasha
the Panama Canal
Canal Federation of Teachers
Wishes the students of Cristobal Junior-Senior High the...
Best of Luck!
Thanks for the memories