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Retiring Teachers Say Goodbye to shs page 2

Mock DUI Crash Alerts Seniors page 5

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Sandpoint HigH ScHool

June 2010

top 10 inspirational SENIORS 3. jennifer prandato

4. chris nichols “He’s the type of person whose smiles and humor are simply contagious. Chris has the courage and discipline to do anything he sets his mind to.” -Jacque Carter senior

“Jen is involved in so many leadership activities with the school and she does a great job with running them.” -Laticia Lies senior

2. tommy jacobs “I don’t even know how to put [Tommy’s awesomeness] into words. His frisbee skills make everyone drool.” -Nik Thorell senior

1. john briggs

5. kevin clyde

“Kevin’s just a get it done kind of kid. He’s hardcore, lives life on the edge.” -Timmy Householter senior

the class of 2010 voted. the ballots are in. these are your top ten inspirational seniors. 10. hannah meek “He can handle the work load of a thousand men. And he’s a BA.”

-Cade Prophet senior

“Hannah’s very enthusiastic in her interests. She’s funny, entertaining and very influential.” -Lydia Stitsel senior

6. tate christians “He knows how to get his business done. With everything Tate’s done, he’s done it right.” -Lindsey Cook senior

cutest couple EmilieKuster&PatAnthony Jennifer Prandato Editor-in-chief

The first thing Pat Anthony noticed about Emilie Kuster was that they might be related. Both blessed with blonde hair, blue eyes and dimples, the cutest couple in the class of 2010 has been mistaken for siblings more than a few times. “It happens all the time,” Pat said. “Just walking down the street, people will be like ‘Oh, siblings?’” Their alikeness has been commented about not only in Sandpoint, but everywhere they visit together. “We were doing a yoga class in Arizona,” Emilie said, “and the instructor kept talking about how we looked like brother and sister.” Despite their similarity struggle, the pair is doing just fine after meeting at Oishi at the beginning of the year. While their first date was to see “Where the Wild Things Are,” that hasn’t set the precedent for Pat and Emilie’s date nights. “We listen to Phish a lot,” Pat said. “And we cook.” This winter, their dates consisted of a lot of days up on the mountain, where Pat insists on thanking Emilie “for teaching me how to shred so hard.” In the fall the couple will attend Montana State University in Bozeman, where they plan on staying together. #2 Cutest Couple: AJ Smith & Alena Horowitz continued page 7

best, best friends

CodyHecker&BrandonLawrence HannaH Meek

Arts & Culture editor

9. susan kovulchuck “Sam is full of energy and she’s always herself. She’s a kind soul willing to help anyone in need.” -Emily Marley-Morris senior


days until summer

8. hope woodruff

“She always gets A’s in all of her honors and AP classes. Hope maintains as a great example.” -Azumi Smith senior

What’s inside?

News.....................................................................Page 2 Opinion................................................................Page 3 Prom/Graduation Feature ................................Page 4,5 Arts & Culture....................................................Page 6,7 Sports...................................................................Page 8,9

This poll was taken in Government classes in order to have nearly all seniors participate in the nominations.

# 2 Best, Best Friends: Dan Anderson & Leo Fister continued page 7

special feature


all you need to know. pages 4,5

7. sam trulock

“Susan always looks at things in a funny way. She always makes me smile and just lights up the whole room.” -Genevive Pugasek senior

Cody Hecker and Brandon Lawrence have been best friends since the start of eighth grade football season when they were 13 years old. “We played football together and just started hanging out more,” Hecker said. “We just became really good friends.” Cody and Brandon can be found nearly everywhere together. Their favorite memory was a trip to Hawaii sophomore year. “Hawaii was fun because we played football on the beach all day,” Lawrence said. “We went surfing and met a lot of girls.” The two best friends plan to attend Eastern Washington University together next fall in Cheney, Wash. “We wanted to get an apartment together, but now I have to live in the dorms,” Hecker said.

I realized last year that I had a chance to become valedictorian. Nik Thorell, senior

Read more about the class of 2010’s co-valdictorians and salutorian on page 2

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Congratulations, class of 2010 More than $200,000 in scholarships were awarded to Grad Night Molly burgStahler Staff reporter

On Wednesday, May 26, $218,677 in scholarships was awarded to Sandpoint High School students. The following is the list of awards and recipients.

n Academic Decathlon Award: Caleb Giard, Kyenna Jensen, Tommy Jacobs n Ambrosiani Pastore Foundation: Courtney Bohrn, Ryan Lee, Danette Mauck, Kristina Ricci, Sara Salfeld, Isaac Schoonover, Bryce Shreffler, Kelley Gee n Angels Over Sandpoint: Sara Salfeld, Tommy Jacobs n Angels Over Sandpoint Writing: Jennifer Prandato, Azumi Smith n Bulldog Bench Scholar Athletes: Nikolaus Thorell, Hope Woodruff n Bulldog Bench Outstanding Athletic Leadership: Leonard Fister, Christina Johnson n Beta Sigma Phi: Hope Woodruff and Laticia Lies n Bismarck Turner: Sarah Addington, Meranda Carter, Katy Hassler, Rachel Doty, Sara Salfeld, Ryan Lee and Tommy Jacobs n BC 4H Leaders Council: Rachel Doty n Bonner County Human Rights Task Force: Lydia Stitsel n Bonner General Hospital Nursing: Zachary Linscott and Emilie Kuster n Community Assistance League: Sarah Addington, Daniel Anderson, Olivia Guthrie, Tommy Jacobs, Susan Kovalchuk, Laticia Lies, Danette Mauck, Anders Nostdahl, Mikka Nostdahl, Hope Woodruff n Dover Community: Susan Kovalchuk n Eagles Lodge Aerie #589: Danette Mauck and Emilie Kuster n National Honor Society: Mikka Nostdahl n Elks Lodge Teen of the Year: Tommy Jacobs, Hope Woodruff n Elks Lodge SHS Student of the Year: Emilie Kuster n Elks Lodge Community/Vocational: Danette Mauck, Maddie Gill, Sarah Addington, Jules Lutz n Jennestad Memorial Business: Mikka Nostdahl n Kiwanis/Key Club: Etahn Kopiecki, Emilie Kuster, Jessica Dexter, Jennifer Prandato n Sandpoint Lions Club: Edgar Cook, Olivia Guthrie n Leonard and Helen Anderson Award: Alissa Millard n LPOEA: Tommy Jacobs, Jules Lutz, Olivia Guthrie, Kyenna Jenson, Alissa Millard, Rachel Doty n Louise Senft Memorial: Jessica Dexter, Rachel Doty, Maddie Gill, Olivia Guthrie, Tommy Jacobs n Messmore-Wilson Memorial: Emilie Kuster n Nick Zaklan Memorial: Christina Johnson, Isaac Schoonover n Panhandle State Bank: Tommy Jacobs, Laticia Lies n Panida Theater/Laurel Wagers Memorial: Samantha Trulock n PEO Award Girl, Chapter CA and V: Danette Mauck n POAC: Hope Woodruff n Roberta Bostock Memorial: Daniel Anderson n Rotary Club of Sandpoint: Tommy Jacobs, Emilie Kuster, Hope Woodruff, Ethan Kopiecki, Olivia Guthrie, Sarah Addington, Genevieve Pugesek, Bryce Bare-CF n Rotary Club of Ponderay: Emilie Kuster n Richard R. Gehring: Tommy Jacobs n Math Club: Hope Woodruff, Rachel Doty n Russel and Ethel Whalen Memorial: Samantha Trulock n Sagle Memorial: Tommy Jacobs n Selkirk Association of Realtors: Ben Fisher, Zachary Linscott n Selle Grange: Kevin Clyde n Southside PTA: Tala Wood, Caleb Giard n (NIC) HC Slamberg Award: Sarah Glewwe n NIC Presidential: Tala Wood n (NIC) Albertson Foundation: Danette Mauck, Edgar Cook n (NIC) Laura Moore Cunningham: Jessica Simms n (NIC) Earl and Eva Ogg: Cassandra Tenney n (NIC)Molstead Family: Molly Givens, Sara Salfeld n (NIC) Idaho Attorney General: Jacqueline Carter n (NIC) Beta Sigma Phi: Samantha WeatherfordThoreson n (NIC) Pepsi: Samantha Weatherford-Thoreson n (NIC) Centennial Distributing: Amanda Christman n Ball State University John and Aline Emens Award: Jennifer Prandato n Women Honoring Women: Emilie Kuster, Sara Safeld n Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness: Olivia Guthrie n Western Building Materials Association: Connor Currie n Community Action Partnership: Samantha Moore (Junior) n Farm Bureau Federation Agricultural: Christina Johnson n Farm Bureau Federation Nonagricultural: Jesse Hart, Tommy Jacobs n United Dairymen of Idaho Distinguished Student Award: Emilie Kuster n Jensen Memorial Music: Mariah Williams n Edward and Rebecca Hawkins: Christina Johnson, David Marienau n Red Zone: Bridger Paull, Zachary Linscott n Vietnam Veterans: Caleb Giard, Bryce Shreffler n VFW: Madeline Emmer

Cedar Post

Head of the Class Cedar Post does some Q&A with the valedictorians and salutatorian of the graduating class of 2010

Sophia Meulenberg Staff reporter

Salutatorian Co-valedictorian Co-valedictorian

Tommy Jacobs

Hope Woodruff

Nik Thorell

GPA: 4.358

GPA: 4.327

GPA: 4.367

Q: Have you always planned to be

Q: Have you always planned to be



Q: What was your favorite class? A: I really liked Physics. Mr. Martz

Q: Who was the best teacher you had in

salutatorian? : No. I just took the classes that I wanted to and the ones that sounded like fun. My GPA has never dictated what classes I take.

is a wizard and has some awesome demonstrations.

valedictorian? : No. I realized last year that I had a chance to become valedictorian.

high school? : Probably Mr. Gordon. I’ve had him in Band for four years.


Q: What awards have your academics

Q: What was the hardest class you took in

A: In AcaDeca, I was state champion. I also

A: The hardest classes I took were French I

brought you?

get pretty much a full-ride to the University of Idaho next year.

Q: What are your plans after you

graduate? : I am going to U of I next year. I will probably double major in Math and Secondary Education. Eventually, I want to become a math teacher.


Q: What advice would you like to give underclassmen?

A: Don’t worry about your GPA. Just take fun classes, like forestry.

high school?

through French IV.

Q: What are your plans after you graduate?

A: I’m going to the Colorado School

of Mines for engineering. Oh, and skibumming.

Q: What advice would you like to give underclassmen?

A: Don’t have any regrets. I always ask

myself, “Am I going to regret this?” If the answer is “no,” then I’ll go ahead and do it.

Q: Have you always planned to be valedictorian? A: No. Last year at mid-semester I saw my

class rank and thought, “That’s pretty cool.” I guess that is when I started thinking about it.

Q: What awards have your academics brought you? A: Some scholarships. Mostly schoolrelated stuff.

Q: What was the hardest class you took in high school? A: That would be AP U.S. History [11], just because it was a lot of homework.

Q: What are your plans after you graduate? A: I’m going to U of I, but I am not really

sure what else. Right now, I plan to double major in English Literature and Business Accounting.

Q: What advice would you like to give underclassmen? A: School is a privilege. So many people

do not have the opportunity [to get an education], and so many people here waste it. Get your head out of the clouds!

Teachers retire after years of hard work Students, staff show their appreciation for McNulty and Booth

aManda hayeS Staff reporter

After benefiting from more than 60 years of their combined dedication, Sandpoint High School will say goodbye to economics and nutrition and foods teacher Esther Booth and English teacher Mike McNulty upon their re-


tirements this spring. “I’ll miss the kids,” Booth said when asked if she was looking forward to next year. “But I have things I want to pursue and I want to travel.” McNulty is also anticipating his retirement with a positive attitude. “I have many dates to keep with my grandkids, places I want to go, Economics and Nutrition and Foods teacher Esther Booth plans to travel after retiring.

“I will miss them tremendously. Mr. McNulty has done a phenomenal job preparing our students.” — Jeralyn Mire, post-secondary counselor “It would have been hard to pass college-level English without Mr. McNulty’s class.” — David Miles, teacher and former student “I’ll miss him. Even though his class is chalPhotos By CoNNor GrieseMer lenging, he always is very enthusiastic about what he is teaching, and it’s too bad other students won’t get to have him as a teacher.” — Virginia Faulkner-Monks, junior “Mr. McNulty used to chaperone our trips to France with me, and we always had the best English times traveling with our students, even when teacher Mike McNulty has things went wrong. I have the utmost respect dates planned for Mr. McNulty and [his] retirement will leave with his a huge hole at SHS.” grandchildren upon retiring. — Dana Stockman, teacher

and things I want to do. It’s been a good run here, I’ve really enjoyed it, but it’s time for me to go do something else.” Students and staff have plenty of good memories of the two and wanted to thank each for having influenced thousands of students during the last four decades.


“Whenever I’ve interacted with her for French club or something she has been great and really accommodating about sharing her class.” — Markie Franck, junior “She does so many behind-the-scenes, charitable things that you just wouldn’t believe. She puts her heart and her money into her kids.” — Debbie Smith, teacher “She taught me things I never knew could be done in a kitchen.” — Evan Rains, junior “What I’ll miss most about her is her true compassion she had for the students.” — Penny Tenuto, assistant principal “She was an important part of SHS because she helped a lot of people become better cooks, and people will use that later in life.” — Tim Householter, senior

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Farewell, in the hopes that I have inspired you all to form your own opinions The thought that there are other subjects out there that require attention that I will not be able to write about fills me with great regret. I was not able to bring all the important issues to light, and in some cases my priorities were in need of revision. But I hope I wrote enough to satisfy or infuriate. I have enjoyed this foray into the journalism world, and I am sorry to leave it. I hope to take new journeys, but I will always recall this one. I have talked to people all over the school and in the community, and met individuals I would never have had a reason to otherwise. I have seen this paper under three different advisers, and their three different approaches to the task. I have fought with the ancient Macintosh

Our View with Jennifer Prandato Editor-in-Chief

Let’s be safe, not sorry “Why are we even here? This would never happen to us.” Unfortunately, the above is a comment that I heard from the Class of 2010 while witnessing the mock DUI crash on May 27. And, honestly, these comments made me terrified for the future generation and what’s to come. Every senior is required to participate in the DUI assemblies to graduate because it CAN happen to us. We could easily be the unsuspecting driver that gets hit, the passenger who didn’t know the driver was drunk and even the drunk driver making a decision that could cost a lifetime. The synthetic nature of the mock crash, however, was just lost on some seniors. But, what if? What if the mock accident we witnessed wasn’t fake? That would mean that Ray Lee, an amicable athlete, really would have been the victim of a drunken driving crash. His bright smile, infectious laugh and easy-going attitude would no longer be present in anyone’s lives, affecting all who know him. And what about Koko James, who injured her leg in the accident? If she needed years of physical therapy or could never walk again, she couldn’t accept her athletic scholarship to the University of Montana, perhaps jepordizing her entire future from a split-second mistake. What could be described as the majority of seniors failed to sympathize with the situation on hand, relating back to that one cocky comment regarding their invulnerability. But maybe the lack of interest and fear at the demonstration was because we have become immune to the violence.

Studies have shown that our generation has become less compassionate and sensitive when identifying with the crises of others. This can be attributed to a number of reasons: apathy, selfishness, video games, the media. In this particular situation, though, perhaps it’s the media to blame. We’re used to seeing horrific images and situations every time we turn on our television, whether it be real life or a made-up drama. And the truth is, while Koko and Ray are extremely wellliked by their peers, their “injuries,” which were described by some seniors as looking like “purple highlighter,” were just not as terrifyingly life-threatening as we needed them to be. For the demonstration next year, I believe they need to amp up the shock factor. Let the stagecraft class work their magic on the fake victims; they do a fabulous job with making wounds look frighteningly real. Give the acting roles to people who have been trained in the art of make-believe; at every school play I’ve ever been to, the kids in Mime and Masque have me fully convinced that the situation they’re in is real. And, class of 2011: Take it seriously. It CAN happen to you. As for my class, I truly hope that you all realize we’re not invincible. It was said at the assembly that in our senior class, combined with the students from Priest River, Clark Fork and LPO, it’s likely 15 of us would not make it past the age of 25. A sobering statistic, though I’m not sure everyone heard it amongst the chatter and incessant behavior. So, seniors, let’s be above that. In 10 years, I want to be able to look at all of your smiling faces at our reunion, not reminiscing about the false youthful invincibility that stole away lives.

computers for three years, and managed to learn how to use them with minimal frustration. I was there when the paper was taken away for two days for fear that the stories contained within it would adversely affect the school levy, and I was there when we redistributed it. I have loved being a part of this newspaper, and while I know I have not agreed with everyone, I would hope that I have at least encouraged thought. I have certainly learned from the people who have taken the time to tell me what they thought of my columns, whether it be good or bad. It is with this in mind that I fondly say, to this school, this newspaper and this opinion page, “goodbye.”




To the wonderful students of SHS: Already June — the end of another wonderful year at Sandpoint High School. I am happy to be able to send you off into summer with such a positive year behind us. I want to thank Jennifer Prandato, Editor-in-Chief, and her illustrious staff, for their commitment to publish newsworthy student information as they exercise their First Amendment rights and catapulted the Cedar Post to the No. 7 spot in the nation, once again. We have so much to be proud of at SHS. As I travel around to other high schools I continue to be amazed at how polite, respectful, dedicated and intelligent our students are. Our school building is clean and respected by the students, and our pride is apparent in the numerous activity and athletic championships. We are also fortunate to have a staff dedicated to students, both academically and emotionally. Students, enjoy your summer — relax, play, have fun. We look forward to a great 20102011. Thanks again for your respect and kindness at SHS — it is truly a great place to learn and grow.

-Dr. Kiebert SHS Principal

Feeling passionate? The Cedar Post strongly encourages you to voice your opinion through the student paper. E-mail your letter to or bring it by E8.


am not sure how to say goodbye. This column has become an important part of my life. When I hear or witness something that makes me upset, my first thought is: “I’ll write about it!” It strikes me with an odd feeling that I can no longer say that and be able to do it. Over the two years I have spent writing it, this column taught me how to manage my anger and express myself diplomatically. I’ve written what is important to me; what I feel requires attention. I have received responses, both negative and positive, and through them I have learned how to formulate an argument to a person’s opposition. I have talked about wolf hunts, the military in schools, gay rights, vegetarianism, censorship, climate change and other topics.

These are phrases Cedar Post staff members have heard from students of SHS. The views expressed in Word for Word are not necessarily shared by the Cedar Post. • It’s so cold in here! My unshaven legs just turned into cactuses.

• Don’t sip the children. • Cigarettes are so nasty ... that’s why I do heroin. • She opens as fast as Microsoft Word on 16 gigs of RAM. • Our school is like a giant thrift store, but not in a good way. Like, everyone just looks trashy and smells like old people. • We should walk promisciously back to class. • —Why are you scratching yourself? —I’m expressing my individuality. • When I’m a rockstar, you are definitely not getting a backstage pass. • —And then I hid it in the ice cube tray! —Won’t he find it? —Nope. • Yeah, my sphincter is about to bleed, • —I think I got something in my eye. • —What was it? • —I think it was a piece of lettuce.

• Oh, God, I’m fact-ating.


Jennifer Prandato Adviser

William love Assistant Editor

Jessie Webster Arts & Culture Editors

GraHam Cole HannaH meek News Editor

Garrett dunn Sports Editor

eddie oGle

Photo Editors

Connor Griesemer JasPer Gibson Graphics Editor

meranda Carter Copy Editor

tala Wood

Advertising Manager

brooke Williams Office Manager

mikka nostdaHl Staff Reporters

amanda Hayes soPHie muelenburG blaine sHultz Jule Paul GeorGe Wood Jules lutz Assistant Copy Editor

molly burGstaHler Graphics

Leonard Fister Senior President

Caitlyn Reeves Meranda Carter Dan Anderson Senior Vice President Senior Secretary/Treasurer Senior Senator

Dear SHS Student Body and Cedar Post Editorial Board, We are writing in response to the opinion article concerning Student Council in the previous edition of Cedar Post. We would like to clear up any misconceptions due to the article about Student Council and the role we play in the school. Student Council’s role in the school is to represent the student body to the administration and do our best to make the school year more fun for the student body. We, more than anyone, have noticed the drastic decline in school spirit, but the solution to this problem is ultimately up to the students. We have tailgate parties, blood drives, dances and we create competitions between classes, but these events are worthless

From the Class of 2010 if the students won’t attend. Student Council gives you the opportunity to make school more fun and exciting but it is up to the students to take that opportunity and do something with it. We can’t change your schedule to make sure you come to the tailgate party, or sign your Ironman permission slip so you can play. Our job is to encourage school spirit but we can’t pull it out of thin air. We want to make the school year enjoyable for everyone, and if you feel we aren’t doing just that, then please let us know how to change. Another problem addressed in the editorial was our poor advertising. We don’t deny that we must improve in this area, but in our defense, we spend a lot of our class time trying to find new ways to advertise our events. Once

Sam Trulock Senior Represenative

evan metz max Horn barry Wilson


elaina arriando susan Williams


dylan voGel sydney morris

Editorial Policy

again, we don’t know what more we can be doing. Student Council makes posters, fliers, uses the bulletin and the TVs in the commons. Plus, we have monthly assemblies that inform students about our events. If anyone can think of something new that may actually catch students’ attention, your input would be greatly appreciated. Student Council appreciates constructive criticism, but whining and griping about what we do wrong, without offering advice on how to fix the problem, does nothing but contribute to the decline in school spirit. For those who feel they have advice on how we can improve in any area, please contact us at shsasb@gmail. com or come to room S8 and talk to Mr. Martz or a member of StuCo.

The Cedar Post is governed by the same legal rights as the professional press. Under the First Amendment, we reserve the right to free expression and freedom of the press. The student newspaper of Sandpoint High School is an open public forum for the students of Sandpoint High School and the community of Sandpoint, Idaho, with its editorial board making all decisions concerning its contents; it is not subject to prior review by administration, faculty, or community members. Unsigned editorials express the views of the majority of the editorial board. Letters to the editor must be signed, although the staff may withhold the name upon request. The paper reserves the right to edit letters for grammar and clarity, and all letters are subject to law governing obscenity, libel, privacy and disruption of the school process, as are all contents for the paper. Opinions in letters are not necessarily those of the staff, nor should an opinion expressed in a public forum be construed as opinion or policy of the administration, unless so attributed.

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What can the Class of 2010 teach this year’s juniors?

Four years filled with late nights and hard We’ve all been waiting for it. We’re rea The Class of 2011 has much to prepare for in the coming year. Perhaps one of the most important aspects is the need to refill the halls and school events with enthusiasm. The seniors this year are notorious for their vivacity and school spirit, whereas the junior class is particularly lacking in that department. Sophomore Anthony Sekona-Coulter agrees, saying “I definitely think that the seniors have more school spirit than the juniors.”

Here are some tips how they can achieve the spirited support of the class of seniors



Go to events other than just sports. Imagine how excited the drama or choir or band participants would be to draw the kind of crowds that basketball or volleyball does. They are guaranteed to be just as entertaining as their sport counterparts.

Don’t just go to the football games. Every team needs a little love, and we can’t forget about our awesome volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, cross county, swimming, golf and wrestling teams.



Actually cheer at the games. While it may be awkward for the first few people to start the cheering, once everyone joins in, the precedent will be set, and cheering will be expected.

Talk to people outside of your normal friend group. If the class of 2011 wants to have any success in generating school spirit, it must first come from unity within the class.

Graduation Guide the what basics to wear

It’s possibly the most important day of your life thus far and we want to ensure there is as little embarrasment as possible. Please, read on.

n Practice for the graduation will be held on Friday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in the SHS gym. Be on time. You are required to participate at the practice if you want to graduate. n Fines and fees must be paid to the Bookkeeper’s office before Graduation practice or you will not be permitted to participate.


things seniors want to do over the summer

n You must have a cap and gown. Girls, carefully consider what you will wear under your white gown as it will show through. Guys, nice slacks, a dress shirt and tie will be fine. n Remember you will be walking up and down the ramp during the ceremony so choose appropriate shoes. Dress shoes are preferred over tennis shoes. n Wear the tassel on the left side of your cap.


day of

n Graduation will be held at Memorial Field at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, regardless of the weather. n Be at the tennis courts at Lakeview Park by 3:30 p.m. Wear your cap and gown and don’t be late! The ceremony will start on time whether you’re there or not. n After graduation, don’t forget to pick up your diploma insert. n If you have any questions, please see Nancy Miller or an administrator.

2. 1. float the pack 3.

go camping


4. bike schweitz


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lass of 2010

d projects, with best friends and first loves. ady. Graduation. Seniors, say goodbye.


The Senior’s Final Bow Why underclassman will miss the class of 2010 starting or key players.” But losing players is not the only way sports will be Assistant editor affected. The senior class with all of their spunk and Counselor Jeralyn Mire may have summed it up the energy made up the majority of sports crowds, cheerbest when describing the Class of 2010: “They are full ing their friends and classmates to victory. of spunk and energy.” But the senior class won’t be remembered just for Underclassmen agree. athletics. The class also had students who excelled in The senior class brought life and excitement to the the classroom. halls, sporting events and classes. One sophomore said that without her senior tutor, Many underclassmen feel that without the seniors, she doesn’t know how she’ll be able to pass some of their sports will suffer. her classes next year. “[My tutor] isn’t just smart, but Junior Kyle Bush said “football is losing like 20 she is really nice too, and knows how to explain things Jessie Webster

the best

SENIOR moment

Dressing up for Homecoming week. -Allissa Millard

so I’ll understand,” she said. This year’s juniors have big shoes to fill when it comes to the senior hallway as well. On a daily basis, it is packed wall to wall with students interacting and enjoying their final year of high school together. That kind of unity is hard to come by in a class, but is most definitely something that should be strived for. There are hundreds of reasons to miss the class of 2010, and unfortunately some seniors will never know how much of an impact they have made on some younger students’ lives.

When I woke up one morning feeling like P-Diddy. -Cody Finney

A mocked tragedy envokes real terror

Wearing fishnets at McDonalds. -Jessie Dexter

never get in a car with someone who’s been drinking n

always plan ahead: know how you’re getting home hours in advance


DON’T let this happen to YOU

don’t be afraid to say no to drinking


if you feel unsafe, call a SOBER driver to come get you

n Jasper Gibson

Jasper Gibson

n A Sobering Sight: Left, a coroner and firemen escort the body of a Priest River senior who was proclairmed dead at the scene of the mock DUI crash at the Bonner County Fairgrounds on May 27. Right, Sandpoint senior Raymond Lee also pretends to be a victim. Every senior in the county attended the mandatory assembly to be further educated on the brutal reality of drinking and driving.

6. 5. eat dubs

road trip

hike bum jungle


8. 10. beach it 9. explore picnic

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College cuisine

Here are a few ideas the Cedar Post staff thinks are just great

Mom and dad are no longer around to cook, so what do you do?


oubling own

Care — Too often, I hear the words “I don’t care.” This


needs to stop. The world is changed by those who care, and lives are built around caring. It’s your life. Start caring. —Tala Wood, copy editor

tips for cheap eats

Is KFC’s new bun-less sandwich revolutionary or a meat heap? George Wood and Evan Metz let you know.

1 2 3 4 5

Dollar menus: If you are looking for a quick cheap eat, go to a close fast-food restaurant and eat from the dollar menu! Culinary schools: If your school has one, the food is always cheaper. Go support your fellow students, but wait until later in the semester! Network with friends: Get to know some people that work at a place where they get free or cheap food. Start to use those connections! Coupons: Your grandma does it all the time. Borrow the Sunday newspaper from your neighbor and start cutting away. Relatives: You don’t want to choose your college based on family, but it does help to have them near when you want some home cooking.


avoiding the freshman 15 Question



Is the Double Down a sandwich or a glorified “meatheap” with special sauce and cheese?

“The grilled version is a meatheap, being kind.”

“It’s not a sandwich ... or meat. The texture was like scabs, oysters and phlegm.”

Double Down: Symbol of American ingenuity or decline?

“Most definitely American ingenuity, in the sad/ridiculous way.”

“Decline, for sure.”

Is it worth $5?

“No, possibly (if it was) on the dollar menu.”

“No. And it smells like trash.”

How KFC’s Double Down stacks up to other fast food favorites Sandwich KFC Grilled Double Down







Burger King Whopper




McDonald’s Big Mac





y high school experience has been one long roller coaster ride that I cannot wait to get off of. When I first entered high school, I loved it. However, through the years I have developed a loathsome attitude towards SHS, to a point where I never want to step foot in this institution again. Coming into high school as a freshman in 2006-07, I was excited. The class of 2007 was highly motivated and extremely enthusiastic about school spirit. Their spirit was contagious to the underclassmen, therefore making it the ultimate high school experience. Administration had exactly the right balance between being strict (i.e. the tardy policy) and relating to the student so we would feel comfortable around them. However, it seems like every year this place we like to call high school is becoming more of an extremely painful jail sentence. In essence, the administration thought they were being “too

The combination of stress, lack of sleep, and limited food options takes its toll on college freshmen. This is proven by the studies that show first-year college students gain a significant amount of weight — “the freshman 15.” Take this quiz to find out if you’re a candidate for packing on some pounds in college. 1. Do you eat your emotions? 2. Does your dinner consist of vending machine chips and candy? 3. Do you eat two to three fast food meals a day? 4. Do you replace water with energy drinks? 5. Do you consider playing 5 hours of Madden a strenuous workout? 6. Do you have midnight snacks every night? 7. Do you typically get less than 8 hours of sleep a night? 8. Do you drink multiple adult beverages on a regular basis?

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Show Sandpoint Some Love — Come fall, a lot of us seniors aren’t going to he residing in this lovely town anymore. This summer, take full advantage of the beautiful place we call home: go to the beach and soak up some sun, take a nature hike up at Schweitzer, walk around downtown making sure to hit all of your favorite restaurants. And, when you leave for your new adventures, don’t forget about how beautiful a place Sandpoint really is. —Jennifer Prandato, editor-in-chief Go to a Park — Public lands are here for your enjoyment so go outside and use them. There are acres and acres of lands available for hiking, swimming, and playing outside games with your friends. Don’t get stuck inside this summer. — Barry Wilson, graphics Do Wheat Grass Shots — If you are feeling under the weather, you should go visit the nearest Jamba Juice or other health food store and get yourself a wheat grass shot. Despite the grassy taste, it gives you a huge energy boost and can help you get over your sickness. Wheat grass is the grass of the wheat plant that is freshly juiced for human consumption that provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzmyes for the body. So, go get a wheat grass shot and you’ll be ready to get the most out of summer. — Mikka Nostdahl, business manager Go Longboarding — It’s a beautiful summer day,

you’re hanging out with your friends. What else should you do in the wonderful town of Sandpoint besides longboard? A longboard is similar to a skateboard, but its long deck is not made for skateboarding tricks. Instead, it’s designed to be longer which allows for a very fluid ride that makes you feel as if you’re floating down the sidewalk. Longboarding is often compared to surfing on concrete and the design of the board allows for big turns or quick short carves, similar to a surfboard. So, if you’ve got nothing to do, take that longboard out and enjoy the summer day. — Meranda Carter, graphics editor

Enjoy the Outdoors —

For seniors, or anyone who will be moving away this fall, enjoy your last Sandpoint summer! Sandpoint has unbelievable outdoor recreation that we don’t take advantage of. Instead of regretting it later in your life, do it now! Hike Scotchman’s Peak, take your bike on the Hiawatha trail, even hike Gold Hill or the Mickinnick trail! You couldn’t ask for anything better than a summer here. You’ve got the lake, mountains and a sweet small town vibe. Get out and explore it. — Hannah Meek, arts & culture editor

Goodbye SHS, I will never miss you lenient” on the students and instead of enjoying high school and having spirit, they decided to crack down on everyone’s fun. I agree with the tardy policy. It has ultimately made me a better worker and made me realize why being late gives off a bad impression. But seriously? The 2nd, 3rd, 4th period 15minute late ISS detention policy, the senior hallways closure, the green slips, tickets for cursing or PDA, lunch detentions that lead to Saturday school. The only thing I would exempt from is the dance policy, because sometimes students get a little too disturbing to see. In 2008-09, they closed the senior hallway. This was an ongoing tradition at SHS that gave the seniors a sense of pride and accomplishment for making it as far as they did. This was the biggest mistake of them all. Seniors are the leaders of the school. If seniors don’t show school pride or motivation, no one does. The closing of the senior hallways lead to apathetic attitudes and a decrease of students showing up for school

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related events. As a senior, and with this the last time I will write in the Cedar Post, I want to clearly state my opinion of this institution. Since there is no fun in this school anymore, everyone had become lethargic and it’s spreading like wild fire. I know I am only a student, but if this school wants students to succeed, it should start by listening to the students. They need to create a healthy balance of work and play, open up the senior hallways to show SHS pride, maybe then I could have enjoyed my high school experience. But, now I just feel like I finished a ridiculously, time-wasted, jail sentence.

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In somewhat of a miscommunicated love triangle, seniors Alena Horowitz and AJ Smith began dating their sophomore year, after Alena had originally tried to set AJ up with another friend. “What neither of them knew,” Smith said, “is that I liked Alena, so I took advantage of the situation and we began to talk all the time about anything and everything.” They began to spend more and more time together. They went on casual dates and became an official couple at a dance on April 18, a date that Smith recalls effortlessly. He claims that they had fallen in love even before he asked her out. For the next two years they continued to date, spending time walking around town,

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hiking, hunting and cooking. “I do the actual hunting,” Smith laughed. “And she follows behind me cutely, pointing out any noise she hears.” He admits that she is always the better shot though. The pair still feels that just enjoying one another’s company is better than any other activity. “I love him because he showed me that not all guys are the same,” Horowitz said. “There are guys out there that can change your world and make you feel special; AJ is one of those guys.” They both know that each will always be able to find a place in the other’s heart. “We are best friends and we are in love,” Smith said, with Horowitz adding, “He reminds me of how lucky I am every day and with every little loving thing he does.” The two plan to continue dating in college.

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Arts & Culture editor They seem nearly inseparable. They can often be caught laughing together about stories from the “Chill Zone,” a shed they sometimes spend time in, or Erik Wehse’s misfortunes. They are the self-proclaimed “two best friends that anyone could have.” They are Daniel Anderson and Leonard Fister, and according to the class of 2010’s voting, they have one of the best friendships in Sandpoint High School. Many best friends meet in the womb, but not for Anderson and Fister. Their paths crossed in the pre-pubescent land of middle school. “We met in seventh grade,” Fister said. “We had some classes together, and we got along pretty well.” It took more than just mere chance to bring these two together, however. To become great friends, two people often share something they both enjoy doing or can relate

to. These two are no exception. “We had a lot in common, like hobbies,” Anderson recalled. “Also, we both really liked to egg houses.” In the case of Anderson and Fister, this hobby is what first brought them together. “The first time we ever hung out was on Halloween,” Anderson remembered. “We egged a few houses, and then ran back to Leonard’s house.” Although this was a long time ago, their relationship is alive and well today, as the voting results of the senior class show. They are both elected members of Student Council, where they work as a team to plan events and solve school problems. Their most recent project is the senior prom. Anderson and Fister are great friends and there is no end to their friendship in sight. Although lacking originality, Anderson explains this fact well: “We are the two best friends that anyone could have and we’ll never ever, ever, ever, ever leave each other.”

Where are you going?

Soon-to-be high school grads travel across the nation for higher education

PANIDA CALENDAR OF EVENTS (2010) Phone: 208-255-7801 e-mail: June 8; 6:00 pm SHS’s Annual Spring Fling June 10; 6:30 pm “Yellow Brick Road” - Studio One’s annual spring dance show June 19; 3:00 & 7:00 pm Danceworks 2010 - Danceworks’ annual spring dance concert June 23; 8:00 am Opening Ceremony for the Eagles’ - State Convention

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Foreign exchange student, Jean-Charles, relflects on his experience in Sandpoint After 17 hours in a plane from Belgium, I arrived in Idaho, a state that I only knew since three days earlier. After two hours in the car with my new family, I discovered Sandpoint. It was really big for me, and I was confused. The second day, I woke up at six in the morning and got ready, nervous about my first day at my new high school. I went there and my first reaction was: “What am I doing here?” In Belgium, I’m from a little private school where the senior class had only 25 students and the whole school had only 203 students. My first month at school was really hard because I had to adjust to my new life as a student. I was confused with the A-days and B-days, the first lunch or second lunch and the size of the school, always walking with a map trying to find my next class. At that time, my English base was really bad. All I could say was “My name is Jean-Charles, I’m 18 and I’m hungry.” I had a hard time understanding everything, my brain was just tired of English and my accent was just miserable. The only thing I could do was smile and say “yes” to everybody. Every day, every week, every month I made my way in this high school by making friends, improving my English and feeling like I was in my own high school. Sometimes it was hard, but I had more good days than bad days. Everyone was saying my name in the hallways, sometimes even people that I didn’t know, everyone was smiling at me and everyone was helping me. Now I’m finishing up my senior year with a lot of friends, memories and good things which happened every day. I’m ready for my prom, and I’m looking forward for my graduation with all of my friends. I’m leaving for Belgium on June 16. Before that, I would like to thank some people who helped me in this high school: Dr. Kiebert, for having me in her high school as an exchange student; Mrs. Guthrie, with whom I’ve learned painting; Mr. Dickenson, for his great attitude and his humor; Mrs. Webb, who taught me “rock-paper-scissors;” Mrs. Shook, with whom I’ve learned some Spanish; Mr. Shook, with whom I’ve made vases, teacups, and learned bad words; Mrs. Hunter, who let me sing, dance, and be crazy on stage with my classmates; Ms. Stockman, who has helped me with my English and also improved my own French language; Mr. Aunan, with who I’ve played many hours of chess; and Mrs. Yost, with whom I’ve dissected a cat. This year was really an improvement for me. I’ve learned, done, and made a lot of things. I’m going to miss being here a lot.

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Eddie and Blaine dish out on liars, drama and bad sportsmanship


ormer 2006 Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has been lying for the past four years about his use of synthetic testosterone. Even after testing positive for the drug, he repeatedly denied the fact. Landis has recently come clean about his use to the public. Not only did he admit his use, but also accused 17 other top riders of the same allegations, most notably Lance

Armstrong. Let’s trash talk: Floyd Landis is another star athlete who only feels sorry once caught. The exception to Landis admitting his fault, as many have, is that he brought down as many others as he could. While sucking these athletes into his world, he doesn’t seem to be doing this for an honest reason. After convincing many of his innocence, the devout Mennonite lied in an effort to regain his title.

championship. Let’s trash talk: Monrovia is the David to South Pasadena’s Goliath. It’s understandable why the coach would want to win their first league championship, but the sportsmanship displayed by pulling such a petty move isn’t worth much respect. Winning that way isn’t gratifying. They had better athletes than your team, and you won by finding a rule that doesn’t have to do with the performance.

Sore losers ... suck

LeBron + Paris = drama

Robin Laird almost won the track meet and league championship for South Pasadena High School. With SPHS and rival Monrovia High School neck and neck going into the final event, Laird stepped up and delivered in the pole vault, seemingly sealing the victory for her team. That was until opposing Monrovia’s coach pointed out that she was wearing a friendship bracelet. Something so simple, yet classified as a jewelry infraction, lost the title and Laird’s dreams of a California state

In the second round of the playoffs, Lebron James was attempting to lead the Cavaliers to the promised land. He didn’t succeed. After losing to the aging Celtics, James’ free agency rumors exploded into the media. Not only did he make news for the loss, but also because he was accused of giving up. Let’s trash talk: Not a good way to leave a legacy in Cleveland, Lebron. Playing an incomplete finals series has led to more drama than Paris Hilton brought to “The Simple Life.”

Spring sports finish strong

Student athletes compete through yet another successful season Garrett Dunn News editor

This spring has been a successful one for the school’s athletics teams. Many athletes had strong seasons, and individuals on the tennis, golf and track teams also competed at their respective state tournaments. Both tennis teams did very well, with the boys’ team getting eighth place overall, and the girls’ team getting 10th overall. Kevin Kirby personally won a few matches in the singles event

for guys, as did Sophie Meulenberg for girls. The track teams also excelled, placing eighth overall for girls, and 21st for boys. Top eight winners for the girls included Melinda Van Dyk, who placed eighth place in the 100 meter dash and fifth in the 100 meter hurdles; Jennie Meulenberg, who finished sixth in the long jump; Christina Johnson, who was second in shot put and discus throw, and the girls’ 4X200 relay, which got seventh overall. For the boys, Mike Hubbard finished sixth in the high jump. Connor Currie was the only golfer to qualify for state, and he finished 12th place overall. Currie completed his senior season on a high note, achieving his personal best with a 79.

Goodbye, seniors Will the loss of the athletes in the class of 2010 affect next year’s sports? elaina arrianDo Staff reporter

The end of the year heralds a new beginning. Seniors graduate and move on to bigger and better things. The rest of the teenagers are shuffled up one step higher on the school totem pole. While some of these changes are positive, some bring to light the issues that occur when the most experienced pupils are shepherded out of the student body. For example, the impact that graduating seniors have upon the sports teams. Many school sports teams have a large population of seniors, and the upcoming end of the year highlights the issue that is hovering ominously over the remaining players. Varsity volleyball coach Karen Alsager said her program will have to adjust with the loss of so many seniors. “Our program will be affected by losing such a strong senior class,” she said. “They not only were very talented, but they were very good role models for all our athletes. Our team will have a different look to it, but will be just as competitive as ever.” Volleyball, basketball, football and soccer are only some of the teams that must embrace the challenge of stepping up after the loss of some of their most valuable players. “I’ll be sad to see the seniors go, but I’m looking forward to witnessing the new ways that the team will rise to the occasion,” football player Josh Matthews said. The loss of players is definitely a daunting issue, but it is only one of the many hurdles that a group of players must

Our team will have a different look to it, but will be just as competitive as -Karen Alsager ever.

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jump over to reach greatness. And several seniors feel their replacements are up to the task. “The teams will struggle at first, but eventually someone will step up and be a leader,” said Koko James, a senior on the volleyball team.

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Daniel Charvoz is playing football at Whitworth University next season. He has lettered in football two years and baseball three years. Most memorable sports experience: “Throwing five touchdowns against Middleton this past season. Cody Hecker is playing football at Eastern Washington University next season. He has lettered in track four years, football three years, and wrestling one year. Most memorable sports experience: “Going to state for football. Even though we didn’t win, just the experience of being there was great.”

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Koko James is playing volleyball at the University of Montana next season. She lettered in volleyball four years and basketball three years. Most memorable sports experience: “Winning state volleyball freshman year when nobody even expected us to make it.” Rachel Hammack is playing softball at Saint Maries College next season. She lettered in softball four years. Most memorable sports experience: “Playing a 17 inning game on my club team ... we won!”

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Alicia Mertz is playing soccer at Sonoma State University next season. She lettered in soccer three years. Most memorable sports experience: “Winning state as a senior, and becoming a family with my teammates.” Piper Wahlin is playing volleyball at Weber State University next season. She lettered in volleyball four years and tennis four years. Most memorable sports experience: “Winning state as a freshman for volleyball when we came into the tournament as underdogs.” Daniel Anderson is playing soccer at Cal State University Stanislaus next season. He has lettered in soccer four years and football two years. Most memorable sports experience: “My whole junior year of soccer.”

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Anders Nostdahl is playing soccer at Whitworth University next season. He has lettered in soccer four years. Most memorable sports

experience: “Scoring the game winning goal in this year’s state championship game.”

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Zac Linscott is playing soccer at Whitworth University next season. He has lettered in soccer three years. Most memorable sports experience: “The state championship game my junior year.” Mike Hubbard is playing football at University of Western Montana next season. He has lettered in football three years, basketball three years, and track two years. Most memorable sports experience: “Playing football for the state title with all the kids i grew up with. It was like our dream and we got there together.”

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Christina Johnson is throwing discus at the University of Idaho next season. She has lettered in track four years, basketball four years, volleyball three years, and softball one year. Most memorable sports experience: “Winning state for volleyball.” A.J. Smith is playing football at University of Western Montana next season. He has lettered in football three years and basketball one year. Most memorable sports experience: “Having the opportunity to make it to state in football for the first time in years.” Stefan Burrato is playing basketball at Carroll College next season. He has lettered in basketball 4 years and 1 year in football, track, and tennis. Most memorable sports experience: “Going to state my junior year in basketball.”

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Adam Crossingham is playing soccer at Yavapai College next year. He has lettered in soccer four years and football two years. Most memorable sports experience: “Winning state in soccer freshman year.” Mikka Nostdahl is playing tennis as Pacific University next season. He has lettered in tennis four years and soccer three years. Most memorable sports experience: “Winning state soccer my junior year.”

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senior mural breakdown Congratulations, Class of 2010! The legacy of your time spent at Sandpoint High will live on forever in the form of the senior mural. Now, the question is: What does the mural really mean? Using symbolism that would make Mr. Search proud, the senior mural crew picked an underwater theme with each element adding grandeur and meaning to the entire presentation.

The school of fish represents the class of 2010. Every graduating seniors’ name will be included in the fish. The shark represents the administration: Dr. Kiebert, Dr. Tenuto, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Albertson and Mr. Miles.

The octopus will include all state achievements made by the class of 2010 throughout their four years of high school.

Larger fish symbolize teachers, with every name written in the fish.

Memories from the class of 2010’s four year journey at SHS will be replicated in the bubbles.

The “S.S. Sandpoint” symbolizes Sandpoint High School — the building and all the experiences the class of 2010 endured in it.

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