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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 hi-lights, Issue No. 6, B section

Pranks leave legacy

NEWS

2 NOTE CHURCH GOERS

Baccalaureate will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando on Sunday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. Students are requested to wear church attire underneath their gowns. Seniors are not required to attend the baccalaureate. A reception will follow.

By JONATHAN WARREN

Whether all in good fun or going too far, senior pranks leave lasting memories on both their class and school. “I think every senior class should do a prank. It’s tradition,” senior Steven McCann said. In the spring of 2004, Adam Burton, a student of teacher Jennifer Hilley’s felt compelled to do a senior prank. For about a week, he wrote on her board “Thursday is a great day for sailing.” “It appeared repeatedly. He even sent me an e-mail with the message. So Thursday came, and Adam wasn’t in class. I thought he skipped school because it was his birthday,” Hilley said. She heard a commotion in the hallway. Pushed by students, an eight-foot long pirate ship rolled in through the door. Cypress Burton was standing in the front Creek was of the ship dressed in full pirate costume. “Bohemian Rhapsody” epic, but I by Queen played at top volume. want to do “It was funny and well thought-out. I was amazed that better. Senior they had made it past every pranks are administrator from the student good. They parking lot to my room. I disrupt things thought it was successful. I had no idea it was going to happen, for a little and the ship gave my later bit and give student, Andrew Fish, a place to everyone a sit,” Hilley said. The participants were never good laugh. - steven punished, and graduated with mccann, their class. senior “I like pranks. Pranks are fun, but not at the expense of getting yourself in trouble,” Hilley said. On April 21, seniors from Cypress Creek spent the night taking desks out of portables and neatly arranging them on the roof. Principal Susan Storch stated that the prank was a significant

TEST TIME

Friday, May 15, seniors will take exams during their 5, 6 and 7 class periods. A regular bell schedule will be followed for all exams. Period 3 and 4 exams are Monday, May 18. Exams for periods 1 and 2 are Tuesday, May 19. Make-up exams will be Wednesday, May 20.

GRAB A PICNIC BASKET

On May 20 at 11:04, seniors are to go to the auditorium for the senior assembly. The senior picnic will begin after the completion of the assembly.

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SIDEWALK PLOTS

Seniors who purchased a sidewalk plot will be able to come May 21 between 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. to put their desired design on the plot.

FINAL GOODBYES!

Graduation is Friday, May 29, in the UCF Arena at 8 p.m. Seniors must attend graduation practice May 26 at 1 p.m. in the UCF Arena. Each graduate will receive 10 tickets for guests at the practice.

PROJECT GRAD

Beginning after graduation, starting around 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., the PTSA is sponsoring Project Grad at Wet ’n Wild. Seniors may not leave the park once they arrive.

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By LAURA UNCAPHER

Valedictastic

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By EMILY O’LOANE and LAURA UNCAPHER

hining above the rest of the senior class, the Class of 2009’s valedictorians have gone above the call of duty and achieved academic perfection. With 4.0 unweighted GPAs and loaded schedules of Advanced Placement and honors classes, the valedictorians have been working towards this honor since their freshman year. There are 10 valedictorians with one salutatorian. As a reward for their accomplishment, they will each be given two to three minutes to speak at graduation. Jennifer Mahler, with the highest weighted GPA, is the number one valedictorian. Leading the campus in all areas from cheerleading to the Math Center, these individuals have left their legacy in numerous ways. Their contributions will have a lasting effect on the Reservation. Please see Valedictorians, starting on page 2

On Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, the 13 awards ceremony honored students on campus. “I feel the awards ceremony is very important. It is like the Boone Oscars. Is is a fun time to dress up and celebrate the end of the year,” SGA treasurer Lindsey Grist said. About 200 students attended the two hour long ceremony. Attendees dressed in business attire. Approximately 50 people presented club and department awards and community scholarships. “My favorite part of the ceremony is seeing the reactions of [the students] getting the awards,” SGA sponsor Annette Montgomery said. Principal Margaret McMillen spoke in addition to the presenters. A reception followed in the Freshman/Sophomore cafeteria. Montgomery and the SGA officers started planning and organizing the event in February. All clubs were signed up via e-mail. The officers were in charge of food, invitations and ordering the awards. They also organized the reception and set up the auditorium with tables and awards. “The hardest part for me was making sure I entered every award and spelled the [recipient’s] name right,” Grist said. SGA sponsored the whole event from funds accumulated from rose sales and previous years. Overall, the event cost about $2,000. The average price for an award was $6.95. SGA paid for each club’s first four awards. The sponsors paid for any additional awards clubs choose to present. The officers received the awards May 6 and cross checked for spelling errors on May 8 and held a practice May 12 during fourth period.

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SENIOR SPECIAL

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 •

ASHLEY AMBROSE

Planned major: Business/Accounting In 10 years: Owning a successful business Activities: Golf (9, 10, 11, Captain 12)

After high school: Valencia Community College In 10 years: Married and planning a family Activities: JV Cheerleading (10)

After high school: Undecided Planned major: Communications In 10 years: Wealthy and happily married without kids Activities: Cross Country (11,12)

words from the wise

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Interior Design In 10 years: Living life well Activities: Band (9, 10, Uniform Officer 11, 12); Environmental Club (10); Thespians (10, 11, Points Captain 12)

BRYAN BOYHAN

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Business Marketing Activities: Boone Ultimate Sports (12); Jazz Band (11, 12); JV Volleyball (9); Senior Class Council (12)

DAVID BRICE

-alexander amend

BRIANA ANGELO

After high school: Rollins College Planned major: Business with a focus on advertisement and marketing In 10 years: Working as a creative director for a magazine or advertising company Activities: JV Swimming (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Quill and Scroll (11, 12); Varsity Golf (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Varsity Lacrosse (10); Varsity Water Polo (11, 12); Writing Center Consultant (12); Yearbook (9, 10, 11, Student Life Editor 12)

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Criminology In 10 years: Working for the secret service Activities: Boone Police Cadets (9, Commander 10, 11 Staff Advisor 12); Debate Club (9); JV Bowling (10); National Honor Society (11, 12)

MILDA BALCIUTE

After high school: Rollins College Planned major: History and Journalism In 10 years: I hope to live in Europe and be a journalist Activities: Color Guard (10, Captain 11); French Club (9, 10, 11); French Honor Society (12); National Honor Society (12); Winter Guard (10, Captain 11); Quill and Scroll (11, 12); Legend Yearbook (11, Clubs Editor 12)

KEVIN BARBER

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Computer Engineering In 10 years: Starting a family and pursuing a career Activities: Marching Band (9, 10, 11, 12)

JOSHUA BELVIN

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Business Management In 10 years: Where ever life takes me Activities: JV Baseball (9, 10); Varsity Baseball (12)

JEFFREY BENNETT

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Pre-Dentistry In 10 years: Almost graduating from orthodontist school Activities: Business Professionals of America (12); Boone Unique Sports (12); FCA (9, 12); National Honor Society (12); Spanish Club (11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

PETER BERRYMAN

After high school: Valencia Community College

TWISTS, TWIRLS AND TURNS. Before the senior assembly, senior Jennifer Mahler practices a cheer. “I loved being a part of the football games [because of] Bravettes and cheerleading,” Mahler said. Mahler was a member of Bravettes for two years.

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Journalism In 10 years: Writing for Bungie Activities: Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Political Club (9, 10, 11); Sophomore Class Council; Writing Center Consultant (12)

LAKYN BLAIR

Make the most out of your days at Boone. Have fun, but work to get into college because that is the ultimate goal.

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Biotechnology In 10 years: Working on synthetic nerve tissue Activities: Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Math Center (12); Math Club (9, 10 ,11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Symphonic Band (Principal Clarinet 11); Writing Center (10, 11, 12)

BRITTANY CHILDRESS

Stay positive no matter what and just deal with the everyday struggles of being a high school student.

MATTHEW BIGELOW

ALEXANDER AMEND

HI-LIGHTS

- willie brown

National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

SHELBY BURKE

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Sports Medicine In 10 years: Having a steady career Activities: Bravettes (9, 10, 11); Senior Class Council

BRYAN BYLE

In 10 years: Major Leagues Activities: JV Baseball (9, 10); Varsity Baseball (11, 12)

WILLIAM CAMPBELL III

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Business In 10 years: Own my own house

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Music Production In 10 years: Singing and dancing professionally Activities: Boone Dance Crew (Co-Captain 11); B-boyz (Captain 11, 12)

MELISSA BROCK

RAKEL DE CAMPOS

COREY BROADUS

After high school: Seminole Community College Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Working and married with kids Activities: Chorus (10, Officer 11, 12)

VERNESHEYA BROOKS

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Pediatrician In 10 years: Finishing my major with a part time job Activities: Concert Band (10, 11, 12); JV Basketball (9, 10); Love Letters (12); Marching Band (9, 10, 11, Trumpet Section Leader 12); Spanish Club (12); Spirit Club (12)

COREY BROWN

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Millionaire Activities: Hockey Team (9, 10, 11)

JAZMINE BROWN

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Athletic training In 10 years: Working as an athletic trainer for a professional sports team Activities: Flag Football (10); JV Swim Team (10); National Honor Society (11, 12); SADD Club (9, Treasurer 10, Vice President 11, President 12); Safe Ambassador (10, 11, 12); Weightlifting (9, 10)

WILLIE BROWN

After high school: Bethune-Cookman University Planned major: Accounting In 10 years: Single and living a lavish life Activities: Freshman Football (9); Track and Field (11, 12); Varsity Baseball (10); Varsity Football (10, 12)

THERESA BRUNO

After high school: Florida State University Honors program Planned major: Creative Writing In 10 years: Writing novels Activities: Crew (9, 10, 11, 12); Math Club (11, 12);

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Pre-med cardiopulmonary In 10 years: Finishing medical school Activities: Brazilian Club (9); Health Occupational Student Association (10, 11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (9, 10, 11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

By EMILY O’LOANE

After high school: Seminole Community College In 10 years: Working as an E.M.T. Activities: Wrestling (9, 10, 11)

GRACE CHONG

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Chemistry Activities: Chorus (9); Drama (10); FCA (9, Officer 10, 11, Captain 12); French Club (9, 10, 11, President 12); French Honor Society (11, President 12); Freshman Cheerleading; Math Club (11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Cheerleading (10, 11, 12); Varsity Weightlifting (11, 12)

KATHERINE CINTRON

After high school: Broward Community College Planned major: Acting on film In 10 years: Making box office hits Activities: Crew (9)

SHAUN CLASSE

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Engineering/ Mechanical In 10 years: Have my own house, family and make $70,000 a year

Don’t be afraid to speak your mind to your friends because it will really help them.

-cara clark

CARA CLARK

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Science/ Engineering Activities: French Club (11)

JEREMY COFFMAN

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Working as a nurse Activities: Freshman Basketball; National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (10, 11); Varsity Lacrosse (9, 10, 11, 12)

After high school: Tufts University Planned major: Economics and International Business In 10 years: Celebrating my 28 birthday Activities: Freshman Football; Varsity Football (10, 11, Captain 12); Weightlifting (9)

JAMES CAPPS

CASEY COLE

After high school: Undecided Planned major: Music, recording, and producing In 10 years: Producing music

ELIZABETH CARDONA

After high school: Orlando Tech or Winter Park Tech Planned major: Radiology In 10 years: Working and having a family

ELIZABETH CARTWRIGHT

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Sports Management/ Sports Broadcasting In 10 years: ESPN Sports analyst Activities: Boone Unique Sports (12); FCA (9, 10, 11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Sophomore Class Council

DANIELLE COLE

After high school: Rollins College Planned major: Critical Media/Cultural Studies Activities: French Club (9, 10, 11, 12); French Honor Society (10, 11, 12); Hi-Lights Newspaper (9, 10, Entertainment Editor 11, Managing Editor 12); Information Society (9)

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Journalism In 10 years: Working as a journalist Activities: National Honor Society (11, 12); Hi-Lights Newspaper (10, Campus and Local Editor 11, Features Editor 12); Spanish Club (11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Writing Center (12)

ANTOINETTE CASTANEDA

ZOE COMPTON

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: International Relations In 10 years: Traveling the world and being perfectly happy and successful Activities: Freshman Class Council; Legend Yearbook (10, Index Editor 11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

attention in class,” Mahler said. Her favorite class throughout high school was her Perry Allen’s photography class because of the chance it gave her to be artistic. “I like doing something artsy because I am not a very artsy person. Also, my dad liked to take pictures so I take after him in that,” Mahler said. Mahler plans to attend the University of Florida next year and hopes to become a pediatrician. Although her future plans may change, Mahler is sure that her family will support her in whatever major she chooses. “My family, even my extended family, is always so supportive of me in whatever I want to do. They are always proud of me,” Mahler said. Despite the controversy over the decision to have homecoming on campus, one of Mahler’s fondest memories of Boone comes from her senior homecoming dance. This was the first year the dance was hosted on campus versus a rented venue. Mahler’s advice to underclassmen is to challenge themselves academically. “Challenge yourself in classes but not to the point where you will be so stressed out that you can’t enjoy anything,” Mahler said.

I liked being a part of the football games and trying to get the crowd excited for the game

photo/BRIANA ANGELO

SUAVE CHILDS

HEATHER CANZIO

Cheerleader takes top spot After dancing for 13 years and dancing for Bravettes her first two years of high school, senior Jennifer Mahler decided to do something new. She tried out for varsity cheerleading her junior year, an experience which would become one of her proudest moments at Boone. “[My favorite activity in high school] was cheerleading because I got to hang out with a lot of different people. It was fun doing something new and cheering at the sports games. [I liked] being a part of the football games and trying to get the crowd excited for the game,” Mahler said. Because of the success in her rigorous academic course load throughout her high school years, Mahler is the top valedictorian, with the highest weighted grade point average of 5.1. All through high school, Mahler was able to balance a schedule full of rigorous academics and extracurricular activities including varsity cheerleading and weightlifting, National Honor Society, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta and French Club. “I was successful because I always worked my hardest and did my best work. I [also] always paid

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Medicine In 10 years: Solid job, my own home and car Activities: BBC (12); Best Buddies (Vice president 12); FCA (9, 10); National Honor Society (12); SGA (9, 10)

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Journalism In 10 years: Writing and being happy Activities: Freshman Class Council; Hi-Lights Newspaper (Sports Editor 11, Business Manager 12); JV Swim Team (9, 10); JV Water Polo (9, 10); JV Weightlifting (9, 10)

NICHOLAS CONLEY

After high school: College or work force Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Playing lacrosse professionally or working Activities: Lacrosse (9, 12, 11, 12)

MELANIE CONTES

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Early Childhood In 10 years: Married with kids and owning a day care Activities: Chorus (9, 10); Spirit Club (11, 12)

ANDREW CORROW

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Civil Engineer In 10 years: Working and being an officer in the military

CHRISTOPHER CROWELL

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Photography In 10 years: Coast Guard Rescue Diver

KARLA CRUZ

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Have a good job and a family

YAIRI CRUZ

After high school: International Academy of Design and Technology Planned major: Fashion Designer In 10 years: Having my career up and going Activities: Anime Club (9, 10, 11, 12); Literature Club (12)

EDWARD CULBERHOUSE After high school: Rollins College


SENIOR SPECIAL FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 •

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HI-LIGHTS

Show them the Austin Abshire

Coite and Mildred Hill Total awarded $2000

money

Total awarded $172,456

Marquis Edwards

SCAD Total awarded $32,000

CTA Total awarded $1,200 UCF Pegasus Silver Total awarded $8,000 USF Directors Award Total awarded $6,000 UNF University Schlarship Total awarded $8,000

Jeff Bennett

Alison Frederick

Laura Arevalo

Santo Domingo Family Total awarded $300

Joshua B. Baker

Charles Schwab Scholarship Total awarded $500 Bouchard Insurance Total awarded $500 Finance Magnet Scholarship Total awarded $600

Stetson University Total awarded $52,000 Rollins College Total awarded $80,000 Florida Credit Union Foundation Total awarded $1,500

David Brice

Felicia Freitag

Pegasus Silver Scholarship Total awarded $8,000 St. John’s Total awarded $68,000

Jazmine Brown

Benedict College Total awarded $52,000

Broadus Corey

2+2 scholarship Orange Co. Total awarded $12,000

Kaitlyn R. Carey

Wesleyan College Total awarded $60,000

Denzel G. Crapps

James Weldon Scholarship Second Place Winner

Hannah Darden

Jacksonville University Total awarded $52,000

Jaimie L. Dunn Bryn Mawr

Kuykendallgardner Total awarded $500

Lindsey Grist

Southeastern Univ. Total awarded $12,000 Charles Schwab Scholaship Total awarded $500 Finance Magnet Scholarship Total awarded $600

Alan Hansen

Naval Academy Total awarded $425,000

Melissa E. Hinchman Randolph College Total awarded $72,000 Queen’s University Total awarded $88,272 Foundation 63 Total awarded $500

Kristin Holysz

Orlando Federal Credit Union Total awarded $1,000

Dallas T. Humphreys Jacksonville University Total awarded $28,000 Lynchburg College Total awarded $34,000 Presbytarian college Total awarded $92,000

Shanquenshia Ivey UCF Pegasus Silver Total awarded $26,000

Caroline Jackson

Mercer University Total awarded $64,000 Auburn University Total awarded $14,000 Florida State Univ. Total awarded $9,600 Auburn University Total awarded $2,000

Abrahams Jamassi Foundation 63’ Total awarded AXA Financial Total awarded Wake Forest Total awarded FSU Total awarded New College Total awarded

$1,000 $2,000 $103,000 $9,600 $12,000

Molly Johnson

Charles Schwab Scholarship Total awarded $500 Travelers of Florida Total awarded $1,000 Robert C. Byrd Nominee UCF National Merit finalist Total awarded $40,000

Tiffany Kitts

UCF Total awarded $5,200

Lauren Kleinman Stetson

Total awarded $52,000 Foundation 63 Total awarded $500

Morgan C. Knox

Florida Southern College Total awarded $24,000

John Lang

West Point Total awarded $250,000

Jennifer Lepore

The Univ. of Tampa Total awarded $32,000 Alfred University Total awarded $48,000

Chelsea Lincoln

Stetson Univ. Total awarded $44,000

Anderson L. Lovelace

University of Alabama Total awarded $53,360 Finance Magnet scholarship Total awarded $600

Jaqueline Mason

University of Tampa Total awarded $36,000

Arianna Matos

Justin Wiggins

Lee Morris

CTA Total awarded $1,000

Stetson University Total awarded $44,000 Claflin University Total awarded $76,000

Vanessa Williams

UCF CROP Prog Total awarded $12,000

Joshua Perez

Jeanette Wilson

USF Total awarded $5,600

Charles Schwab Total awarded $500 CPCU/Loman Foundation Total awarded $1,000

Hayley Radant

CTA Scholarship Total awarded $1,200

Annie Zarama

Kyle Randow

Washington Univ. Total awarded $154,800 University of Alabama Total awarded $95,672 Arizona State Total awarded $92,000 Westminster Total awarded $93,000 University of New Mexico Total awarded $52,860 Additional Totals awarded $273,070

Jacksonville Univ Total awarded $52,000

Sharanah Ridore

Stetson Univer. Total awarded $48,000

Daniel Reeves

J. Rolfe Davis Total awarded $500

Elizabeth A. Schuler

Mildred Camburn Art Scholarship Total awarded $1,000

Magnolia R. Smallwood

Chaminade University Total awarded $32,000 Florida State Total awarded $8,000

University of Findlay Competition Total awarded $6,000 University of Findlay President’s Scholarship Total awarded $52,000

Keeley G. McCann

Laura Uncapher

Air Force Academy Total awarded $403,000 Jacksonville Univ. Total awarded $52,000

Francis Moncerate Rotary Club of Orlando Total awarded $1,000 UCF pegausus bronze Total awarded $5,200

Stetson Univ. Total awarded $52,000

Bright Futures 1st year awards $721,094 Bright Futures total awards over 4 years $2,884,376 Freshman Year Grand total $1,583,198 4 year grand total $6,277,566 * awards list provided by guidance as of May 8

Emily Vierling

Charles Schwab Total awarded $500 IOA Total awarded $500

Project Grad

It’s your first reunion

May 29 (11 p.m. - 5 a.m.) Wet ‘n Wild $35 seniors, $45 other guests, $50 at door Food, Fun, prizes Breakfast 4-4:45 a.m.

First 250 get a towel or pillow

Way to go Laura Uncapher Editor in Chief and the

hi-lights staff You have accomplished many wonderful journalistic feats this year.


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SUPERLATIVES FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 •

HI-LIGHTS

Seniors earn praise from peers By JESSICA MCCOY

Every year at prom a select few seniors are given different titles according to different personality traits. Known as student superlatives, Junior Class officers announced these awards at 11:45 p.m. on April 18. Each award recipient received an Oscar-like trophy to go along with his title. “I think it’s important that people are recognized by their peers for their unique traits, and it’s fun to look back on in 10-15 years,” Senior Class sponsor Sarah Kittrell said. Voting for the superlatives took place between April 8-10 using the eduballot Web site where seniors go online to vote. The seniors had the possibility of seeing the name of every single senior in order to choose which student he wanted to vote for each superlative. Superlatives like, “Unsung Hero”, “Most Accident Prone”, “Most Notable Laugh”, “Most Likely to Brighten Your Day”, and “Personality Plus”, are all new superlatives that were not used for the class of 2008.

Most Fashionable

Amelia Wall & Clint Holzapfel

Most creative Lauren Kleiman & Lucas Lopez

Worst case of senioritis Sydney Purcell & Abrams Jamassi (COULD NOT BE FOUND)

Most Spirited Morgan Knox & Malachi Wilkins

Most accident prone

Allison Pechin & John Kennedy

Best smile

Matt Smith & Anna Boogher

Most Musically Talented Brianna Moten & Brianna Moten

Class clown

Steven McCann & Megan Frazee (not pictured)

Most Scholastic

Jere Stern & David Brice


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Unsung Hero Matt Levy & Lurvin Fernandez (not pictured)

Best to bring home to mom and dad Olivia Shireck & Andrew Dillard

Cutest couple Matt Crimmins & Jennifer Mahler

Mr & Miss BHS

Jessica Jensen & Dave Harding

MVP

Best Dressed at Prom Kaitlyn Carey & Lavelle Simmons

Jeremy Coffman & Brittany Koziara

Personality Plus

Zach Edwards & Katie Rader

HI-LIGHTS

Most likely to brighten your day

Lindsey Grist & Jason Sellers

Most likey to be seen on TV Brittany Childress & Palmer Reed

Most attractive

Hannah Darden & Joey Sims

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Most Notable Laugh Blake Johnson & Brandon Scrivens


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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 •

Planned major: Business Management In 10 years: Have kids, a steady job and be married Activities: Football (9)

Weightlifting (10)

KARALYN EDQUIST

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: A career in teaching children or working in forensics Activities: Math Club (11)

After high school: Undecided In 10 years: In a stable job Activities: German Club (9, 10); Marching Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Math Center (12); Math Club (10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Tri-M (12); Wind Ensemble (10, 11, 12); Writing Center (12)

CHRISTOPHER CURREN

MARQUIS EDWARDS

ASHLEY CUTTING

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Either broadcasting or something in medicine Activities: Boone Cadet Program (9, 10, and 11); Boone Unique Sports (12); Math Center Tutor (12); Spanish Club (11)

HANNAH DARDEN

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Communications In 10 years: Be a mommy Activities: JV Flag Football (9, 10); Freshman Basketball; Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Historian; SAFE Ambassador (9, 10, 11, 12); Sophomore Class Council; SGA Secretary (12); Spanish Club (9, 10, 11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Flag Football (11, 12)

JOSUA DE JESUS

After high school: Playing college football Planned major: Sports Medicine In 10 years: Playing in the NFL if not sports medicine Activities: Freshman Football; JV Football (10); Varsity Football (11, 12); Varsity Weightlifting (10, 11, 12); Varsity Wrestling (10, 12)

NOELIA DE LA ZERDA

After high school: College Planned major: Psychology In 10 years: Children’s Psychologist and a dance teacher Activities: Spanish Club (11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (12); Spirit Club (12)

QUIANA DEMPSEY

After high school: Rollins College Planned major: Studio Art In 10 years: Tattoo artist Activities: French Honor Society (12)

MEGAN DENNY

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Living in Knoxville, Tennessee, doing nursing and married with a family Activities: Business Professionals of America (10, 11, 12); FCA (9, 10); Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Council; JV Soccer (9); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (9, 10); Spanish Honor Society (10, 11, President 12); Senior Class Council; Sophomore Class Council; Varsity Soccer (10, 11, Captain 12); Varsity Water Polo (9, 10, 11, 12)

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Film Production In 10 years: Making blockbuster movies Activities: Drama Technician (10, 11); French Club (9, 10, 11, Historian 12); French Honor Society (10, Secretary 11, Historian 12); National Honor Society (12); SAFE Ambassador (12); Writing Center Consultant (12)

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Business Activities: JV Basketball (9, 10); Math Club (11, 12); Boone Unique Sports (President 12)

ANA ELO

After high school: University of North Florida Planned major: Athletic training In 10 years: Athletic trainer for a major league baseball team Activities: Swimming (11); Varsity Lacrosse (9, 10 ,11, Captain 12)

JENNIFER ERTHAL

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Elementary Education In 10 years: Second grade teacher Activities: Softball (9, 10)

ANNA ESTRADA

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Psychology In 10 years: Owning a practice Activities: Drama (9, 10, 12)

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Have a good job and family Activities: Crew (9); Boone Dance Crew (12); Varsity Wrestling (11, Captain 12)

SHANNON DRAPER

After high school: University of Tampa Planned major: History In 10 years: Career in law Activities: German Club (12); Literature Club (Treasurer 11)

MATTHEW DUNNE

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Criminal Justice In 10 years: U.S. Marshal Activities: Freshman Football; JV Football (11);

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Sonography In 10 years: Married and a sonographer Activities: Spanish Club (11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

LURVIN FERNANDEZ

TERRAN FERNANDEZ

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Music theory In 10 years: Teaching high school music Activities: Marching Band (9, Drum line 10, 11, 12); Track (9)

SONIA FERREIRO

After high school: Undecided Planned major: Education, the Arts or History In 10 years: Traveling, teaching, history, acting, sticking to religion and doing religious work Activities: Drama Technician (11); Environmental club (12); National Honor Society (12); SAFE Ambassador (12); Spanish Club (11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

CHRISTOPHER ETKINS

After high school: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Planned major: Law In 10 years: Starting my own business

LINDSAY ETTER

After high school: Polk Community College

ANGELICA FORTUNE

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Biological Sciences and Music In10 years: Starting a family and being a doctor Activities: Band (9, 10, Clarinet Section Leader 11, 12); Math Club (10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (10, Secretary 11, 12); Tri-M (12); Writing Center (12)

MEGAN FRAZEE

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Physical Therapy and Nutrition In 10 years: Married with kids at my own medical office Activities: Business Professionals of America (10, 11, 12); JV Swim Team (10); JV Water Polo (9)

ALISON FREDERICK

After high school: Rollins College Planned major: International Business In 10 years: Traveling and possibly settling down and starting a family; I will hopefully be financially successful by then Activities: German Club (9, 10, 11, 12); German Honor Society (12); Law Honor Society (12); National Honor Society (12); SAFE - alison frederick Ambassador (9, 10 President 11, 12)

Be flexible and go with the flow, but realize that you are the one in control of your future.on.

MEGHAN FRYER

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Music In 10 years: A comedian or something with music Activities: Chorus (Officer 10, 11, 12); FCA (9, 10);

CARLOS AARON GARCIA

ALEXANDRA FIRMAN

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Journalism In 10 years: Publishing and Editing

PHOEBE FORT

After high school: Army In 10 years: Flying a fighter pilot in the Navy Activities: Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Drama (9, 10); Wrestling (9, 10, Captain 12)

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Music In 10 years: Rapper Activities: Freshman Football

MICHELLE ELIZABETH GIFFORD

After high school: Florida State University and going into the U.S. Navy Planned major: Photography In 10 years: My job in the Navy

Trivia whiz anticipates college By EMILY O’LOANE

Despite his flawless academic record, senior Francis Moncerate remains surprised that he was named a valedictorian of the senior class. “I was surprised when they first said that I got it because it came out of the blue. Valedictorian is big. I didn’t expect it, but I was really glad [when I got it]. All the hard work paid off so it was worth all the sacrifices,” Moncerate said. Because of his interests in math and geography, Moncerate participated in extracurricular activities such as Quiz Bowl, Geometry Club, Math Club and Mu Alpha Theta throughout high school. “I am just interested in random trivia,” Moncerate said. Moncerate’s extracurricular activities never negatively impacted his academics. “I concentrated on studying really hard and getting my assignments done. I had goals to get high grades and to maximize my time,” Moncerate said. Moncerate also credits his parents and friends for giving him the desire to succeed. “[My parents] have been there for me and supported me in all I do. They pushed me in school and other

things that would benefit me, while sacrificing their own time and efforts for me. [My friends also] helped me out with my homework by studying together and giving me tips on assignments,” Moncerate said. Moncerate plans to attend either Florida State University, University of Florida, University of North Florida or University of Central Florida in the fall. He is still undecided on a major. “[My favorite part of senior year was] getting accepted to colleges because I am look forward to attending a university. I was relieved when I got in,” Moncerate said. Out of all of the classes Moncerate took in high school, he most enjoyed Michael Dorman’s Advanced Placement United States History class. “[Dorman] has a sense of humor so he was funny while he talked. He made the subject interesting by adding in additional information,” Moncerate said. Moncerate’s favorite part of Boone was the educational experience he received in class. “[My favorite part of Boone was] making new friends, learning and expanding my knowledge of all subjects, especially history and geography because they were really interesting to me,” Moncerate said.

I was surprised when they first said I was valedictorian because it came out of the blue.

After high school: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Planned major: Aerospace Engineering In 10 years: Navy Aviator Activities: Business Professionals of America (11); Cross Country (9, 10 11, Captain 12); FCA (Leader 9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Freshman Class Council; Orange Army (Captain 12); Track (10, 11); Ultimate Disc Society (10, 11)

HAILEY DIMITRY

After high school: Florida Atlantic University Planned major: Criminal Justice In 10 years: Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration Activities: Varsity Swimming (9, 11, 12); Varsity Wrestling (9, 11, 12)

ZACHARY EDWARDS

ANDREW DILLARD

- andrew dillard

ROHANDRE FACEY

JESSICA FERNANDEZ

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Undecided Activities: Junior Class Council; Math Club (9, 10, 11, 12); National Honor Society (12); Senior Class Council

Planned major: Music In 10 years: Playing and singing in a band, teaching music in high school or college, composing scores and/ or producing and writing music.

After high school: University of Central Florida or University of North Florida Planned major: Nutrition and Exercise Science In 10 years: Finishing medical school or working with strength training and orthopedics Activities: Freshman Basketball; JV Baseball (10); National Honor Society (12); Varsity Baseball (11, Captain 12)

MOISES DIFO

Get involved with clubs and sports because it makes high school super fun and gives you the opportunity to make life long friends.

HI-LIGHTS

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MATH TIME. In the Math Center, senior Francis Moncerate does his calculus homework. “I liked expanding my knowledge of all subjects here,” Moncerate said. His favorite subject is geography.

Soccer player hits academic stride By EMILY O’LOANE

Out of all of the activities senior Laura Uncapher participated in during high school, she attributes newspaper as being her favorite. “[Newspaper] gave me a niche of friends I could always rely on and a room I could always go to if I didn’t want to socialize. It gave me something to focus on so I wouldn’t get bored after school and also something to put my skills into,” Uncapher said. Her proudest moment at Boone came when she was named editorin-chief of the newspaper her senior year. “It was a long battle and I felt like I worked my butt off to get here. My dream finally came to fruition [when I received the position],” Uncapher said. Her schedule of extracurricular activities included athletic and academic pursuits. She played varsity soccer at Boone and was also on a club soccer team along with being the treasurer of Math

Club and the secretary of Spanish Honor Society. However, her busy schedule did not have a negative affect on her academic record, which gave her the opportunity to become valedictorian. “I actually didn’t want to become a valedictorian because of the speech, but you shouldn’t taint perfection with a B and I didn’t want to purposely do bad, so it just kind of happened,” Uncapher said. Despite all her scholarly pursuits, the most important aspect of Uncapher’s time in high school was the group of friends she made throughout the years. “[Friends] have taught me my life doesn’t have to just be about school. They have taught me how to have fun, how to take a break and that I can be boring when I am a grownup,” Uncapher said. Uncapher developed her soccer talent on and off campus. “I love soccer. It is a very good stress reliever. It is like a comfort sport because I have been doing it

for so long. I have found that I am happier after playing because of the endorphins,” Uncapher said. Uncapher plans to attend the University of Florida next year and to major in International Business. Besides UF, she was also accepted to Stetson University and the University of Georgia. “[I am most looking forward] to being independent because I can finally live on my own and make my own decisions like deciding who I get to hang out with and how late. I am just looking forward to freedom in general, but I don’t think I am going to have total freedom yet, only minor freedom [in college],” Uncapher said. Because she most enjoyed the community on campus, Uncapher believes it is important to try everything while maintaining a flawless academic record at the same time. “I found the secret formula to getting an A. I can’t tell you what it is though,” Uncapher said.

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KICK THAT BALL. In a game against Colonial, senior Laura Uncapher takes the ball down the field. “My favorite memory was when I made the wrinning goal in the Winter Tournament and we won,” Uncapher said. Uncapher played varsity soccer all four years.


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LINDSEY GRIST

Activities: ROTC (9, 10, Supply Officer 12)

MATTHEW GIRGENTI

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Computer Engineering In 10 years: Working for Lockheed Martin Activities: Business Professionals of America (10, 12); Wrestling (11)

COURTNEY GOERLER

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Education In 10 years: A teacher and be married Activities: Freshman Cheerleading; JV Cheerleading (10, 11)

TREVOR GOLAT

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Finance In 10 years: Married with a good job Activities: Business Professionals of America (12); Golf (10, 11, 12); Math Club (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

CARLA GONZALEZ

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Medicine In 10 years: Living in California being a nurse or being a nurse for the army

KATHRYN GORDON

After high school plans: University of Central Florida for the summer term, hope to play college basketball at Rollins College Planned Major: Finance In 10 years: Have a family and be at a good firm Activities: Cross Country (10); FCA (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Track (11); Varsity Basketball (9, 10, 11, Captain 12)

AUBREY GRANT

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Dental Hygiene In 10 years: Working in a dentist office Activities: Freshman Basketball; Operation Smile (11); Spanish Club (11); Varsity Flag Football (11, 12)

Be careful with which crowds of friends you choose to hang with, stay focused on your work and don’t let petty drama get the best of you. - aubrey grant

After high school: Southeastern University Planned major: International Business In 10 years: Traveling the world Activities: FCA (10); Freshman Basketball; Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Council; JV Flag Football (10, 11); Love Letters (12); Math Club (11,12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Prom Committee (11); SGA Treasurer (12); Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club ( 9, 10); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Flag Football (Captain 12)

FERRELL HALE

After high school: University of North Florida or Florida Atlantic University Planned major: Psychology, World Religions In 10 years: I hope to be a youth leader Activities: Environmental Club (9)

KISHAWNA HALE

After high school: Edward Waters College Planned major: Marketing In 10 years: In my career and starting a family Activities: DECA (10, 11, 12); JV Flag Football (10, Captain 11)

ALAN HANSEN

After high school: Naval Academy Planned major: Weapons Engineering In 10 years: Navy Seal Activities: National Honor Society (11, 12); Track (9, 10); Wrestling (9, 10, Co-Captain 11, Captain 12)

DAVID HARDING

After high school: Duke University Planned major: Political Science/ Physical Therapy In 10 years: Enjoying life and living according to God’s will Activities: FCA (9, 10, 11, 12); French Club (10, 11); French Honor Society (10, 11, 12); Freshman Football; National Honor Society (11, 12); Track (9); Varsity Football (10, 11, 12)

HOYT HARPER III

After high school: Going into the Army Planned major: Computer Science In 10 years: Having my own house and living my life Activities: Band (9, 10); NJ ROTC (12)

FRANK HEALY

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Criminal Justice/ Mechanics In 10 years: A police officer Activities: Freshman Football; weightlifting (10)

HI-LIGHTS

CALVERT HENDERSON

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Business Activities: JV Soccer (9), ROTC (9); Varsity Soccer (11, 12)

CHRISTINA HENDRICKSON

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Dental Hygiene In 10 years: Have a steady job with good money and married Activities: Freshman Cheerleading; JV Cheerleading (10, 11)

JASMINE HENRY

After high school: Navy Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Becoming a plastic surgeon Activities: ROTC Drill Team (10, 11, 12)

EMILY HESTER

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Engineering Activities: French Club (9, 10, 11, Secretary 12); French Honor Society (10, 11, 12); Math Club (9, 10, 11, Vice President 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Swimming (9, 10 11, Captain 12); Varsity Water Polo (9, 10, 11, Captain 12)

JESSICA HIGGINS

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Journalism In 10 years: Have a degree and start my own magazine Activities: Freshman Class Council; Sophomore Class Council; Legend (11, Business Manager 12)

MELISSA HINCHMAN

After high school: College Planned major: Political Science and Communications In 10 years: Practicing law at a firm and starting a family Activities: Freshman Basketball; Freshman Volleyball; JV Softball (Captain 9, 10); JV Volleyball (10); Latin Club (12); Law Honor Society (12); Mock Trial (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Political Club (10, 11, 12); Varsity Volleyball (11, 12)

KRISTIN HOLYSZ

Do all your work. Don’t mess around. Pass all your classes so your senior year will be laid back and easy. - frank healy

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After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Social Work In 10 years: Steady job and starting a family Activities: Bravettes (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Spanish Club (12)

STEPHEN JOHN HOLZMAN

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Commercial Music and Business In 10 years: At the heart of the music industry Activities: Chorus (12); Marching Band (9, Section leader 10, 11); Improvisation Troupe (12); Jazz Band (11, 12)

RYAN HOWARD

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided Activities: Varsity Wrestling (9, 10)

Planed major: Undecided In 10 years: Living overseas Activities: FCA (9, 10, 11, 12); Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Council; Love Letters (11, 12); Math Club (10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Senior Class Historian; Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club (9, 10, 11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Swim Team (10)

STACEY HUDSON After high school: Work

ZACHARY HUDSON

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Photography

TAYLOR HUFF

After high school: To continue art and work Planed major: Studio art/ Photography In 10 years: I hope to be working in the arts such jewelry, ceramics, photography, 2D design; maybe have my own studio Activities: Anime Club (Vice President 10, President 11)

THOMAS HUFF

After high school: Florida Hospital College Planned major: Undecided Activities: FCA (9, 10); Lacrosse (9, Captain 10)

JEANNIE HUNKER

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Working and married Activities: HOSA (10, 12); SGA Council (12)

MORGAN HURLEY

After high school: Florida State University or New York University Planned major: International Relations In 10 years: Traveling Activities: Love Letters (Historian 11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); SAFE (9, 10, 11, 12); Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Cross Country (9, 10, Captain 11, 12); Varsity Track (9, 10, Captain 11)

RAENA HUSEMAN

After high school: College Planned major: Culinary In 10 years: Successful, famous

DEJA HYSON

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Professional dancer and known model Activities: BDC (12); Dance Team (9); JROTC (10)

and rich

Try your hardest now so that it won’t be as hard later on.

- shanquenishi ivey

SHANNON HOWELL

After high school: University of Florida

Mathematician plans military career By EMILY O’LOANE

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MATHEMATICS DRILLS. On call while in the math center, senior Jose Jerez reviews Calculus problems and formulas. “[During senior year, school] is no longer just about learning something. It is more about getting something out of the material,” Jerez said. Jerez tutors in the Math Center every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Throughout high school, salutatorian Jose Jerez pursued an interest in math that first appeared in him during eighth grade. “I had the luck of having a really good eighth grade math teacher [named] Bobbie Jo Behrens. On her door, she had a Chinese proverb that said ‘If you don’t expect from the student what he cannot accomplish, he won’t do what he can.’ She sort of peaked my interest in math and put me in summer school geometry before my freshman year,” Jerez said. Jerez cultivated his mathematical interests by becoming a member of

the Math Club as well as a Math Center tutor, which he cites as his favorite activity in high school. “I really like when people have those moments where they understand something. I like watching people think,” Jerez said. Although Jerez’s extracurricular activities are mainly centered around math, one of his favorite classes in high school was Jennifer Hilley’s Advanced Placement Literature class. “[Hilley] is really funny. [I liked] Teresa Tachon and Vicky Nicoll. Each is passionate about teaching her subject and is passionate in what she does,” Jerez said.

After moving to Florida from California, Jerez was most impressed with the long-standing traditions that Boone had. “[Boone] is very steeped in traditions. I came from California and they didn’t really have all this tradition. Everyone puts a lot more importance on tradition here, which is a good difference,” Jerez said. Jerez’s brother remains the most influential person in his life because of his brother’s life experiences. “[My brother] went through what I went through before me, so he taught me the things to do and, more importantly, not to do,” Jerez said.

In addition to his academic extracurriculars, Jerez also enjoys athletic pursuits such as running. “I like [running] because you have everything you need. It is simple,” Jerez said. Jerez earned admittance to Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida and University of Central Florida. However, instead of deciding to attend one of these four-year universities, Jerez plans on joining the military and studying on a military base. “[I am most looking forward to] the uncertainty of [my future]. I don’t know what is going to happen,” Jerez said.

Writer chooses journalism By EMILY O’LOANE

After being on the newspaper staff for three years and an editor for two years, senior Danielle Cole has decided to major in journalism at the University of Central Florida. “To be honest, I hated to write until seventh grade. We used to do these creative assignments though in seventh grade, so I sort of got interested,” Cole said. “I didn’t know anything [about newspaper though] until the end of my freshman year. It was sort of a way to see if I would do it as a career because I knew it was probably a good first step to see if I liked it or if it was a path I wanted to take.” Cole’s academic success is driven purely by self-motivation and

personal initiative through never purposely missing school. “I never really had pressure. Somewhere along the line, I started pressuring myself. I worked hard in high school because I felt like it,” Cole said. Despite the work that went into becoming valedictorian, Cole is frightened by her title and what it entails. “I am terrified by [becoming a valedictorian]. I don’t talk well in front of people. The whole thought of writing something to say in front of thousands of people is

intimidating and terrifying,” Cole said. Cole attributes friends as being one of the reasons she was able to be academically successful. “People tend to follow and do things their friends do. It was easy to feel like working hard was a priority because everyone I knew feels the same way, so I didn’t have to change for them,” Cole said. Cole also stays active in extracurricular activities other than newspaper. She is a tutor in the Writing Center, a member of

The whole thought of writing something to say in front of thousands of people is terrifying

Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society. Cole is a second generation graduate becasue she is the daughter of alumni of Boone. “Some of my family members went to Boone also. It is nice to go to a place where my mom knew some of the teachers and can talk about them. It is cool to hear how it has changed,” Cole said. Though most of her initiative came from herself, her mother also motivated her to academically succeed in school. “Since my mom basically raised two kids by herself, I have basically seen her as a woman who could do anything. She gave me the drive to succeed and to reach for goals and be successful,” Cole said.

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RHETORIC AND STYLE. On a computer during journalism class, senior Danielle Cole consults with sophomore Jessica McCoy about a page. “It has been my plan for awhile to study journalism,” Cole said. Cole has been an editor for two years.


SENIOR SPECIAL

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009 •

SHANQUENISHI IVEY

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Business/ Dance In 10 years: Running my own dance company for the love of it Activities: Dance Crew (10); National Honor Society (11, 12); SADD (11, 12)

CAROLINE JACKSON

After high school: University of Auburn Planned major: Business/Accounting In 10 years: Married and practicing accounting Activities: FCA (9, 10); Freshman Class Council; Jenga Club (9); JV Flag Football (9, 10); Marching Band (9, historian 10, section leader 11, 12); Math Club (10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11); Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (Vice President 11, 12); Symphonic Band (9); Varsity Flag Football (11, 12)

JARRYD JACKSON-KELLEY

After high school: Sante Fe Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Playing Baseball Activities: Baseball (9, 10, 11, 12); Football (9, 10, 11, 12)

ABRAMS JAMASSI

After high school: University of Chicago or Wake Forest University Planned major: Economics/Pre-Law In 10 years: Work as a human rights lawyer for the United Nations Activities: Cross Country (10, 11); Freshman Class Council; Geometry Competition Team (9); Love Letters (11, President 12); Math Club (10); Operation Smile Club (9, 10, 11, Historian 12); Random Cards of Kindness (Founder and President 11); SGA (11,12); Sophomore Class Historian; Spanish Club (9, 10, 11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (10, 11, 12); Track (10)

LAUREN KLEIMAN

After high school: University of Florida In 10 years: Starting my career and still tap dancing Activities: Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Council; Latin Club (9, 10); Love Letters (Vice President 11, 12); Math Club (9, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Prom Committee (11); Sophomore Class Council; Writing Center (12)

ANNA KLEIN

After high school: University of North Florida Planned major: Psychology In 10 years: Working as a therapist Activities: Drama (9, 10, 11, 12); JV Bowling (9); Powder Bowl (12); Thespians (9, 10, 11, 12)

ALEXA KLINAKIS

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Business In 10 years: Running a successful business and starting a family Activities: Best Buddies Club (12); FCA (9); Flag Football (10, 11); French Club (11); Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Council; Love Letters Club (12); Powder Bowl (11, 12); Senior Class Council; Sophomore Class Council

Make as many good memories as you can. You may not think so, but one day you’re going to miss high school. - alexa klinakis

HALIE JENKINS After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Working with a full time job and living on my own Activities: Marching band (9, 10)

Do not slack because it will catch up to you. Do all your work and be involved in plenty of school activities.

JESSICA JENSEN

- halie jenkins

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Specializing in the field of Nursing and being engaged in my career Activities: Best Buddies (Secretary 11, President 12); Freshman Class Secretary; Junior Class Secretary; JV Cheerleading (9); National Honor Society (11, 12); Senior Class Secretary; Sophomore Class Secretary; Spanish Club (11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Cheerleading (10, 11, 12)

GEORGIANN JIJON

After high school: Travel as much as I can Planned major: Business In 10 years: Being a veterinarian and having a happy family Activities: Flag Football (11, 12); Freshman Class President; Golf (10, 12); Junior Class President; JV Cheerleading (9); Senior Class President; Sophomore Class President; Spanish Club (9); Track (9, 10); Varsity Cheerleading (10, 11, 12); Wrestling (10)

JAVIER JIMENEZ

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Architecture In 10 years: Architect

MOLLY JOHNSON

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Undecided Activities: Math Club (10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (Treasurer 11, 12)

ELENA JONES

After high school: Everest College Planned major: Paralegal In 10 years: Getting my masters degree in criminology Activities: Boone Cadet Program (11, 12)

JOHN KELLY

After high school: Florida Southern Planned major: Business or Journalism In 10 years: Owning my own gas station and coaching lacrosse Activities: JV Lacrosse (10); Varsity Lacrosse (11, 12); Legend (11, 12)

SEAN KELLY

After high school: Florida Gulf Coast University Planned major: Legal Studies In 10 years: Have a well-paid job and wife Activities: Boone Cadet Program (9, 10, 11); Freshman Football; JV Soccer (10); JV Volleyball (9, 10); Latin Club (9, 10, 11); Varsity Soccer (11, 12); Varsity Volleyball (11, 12)

ERIC KINAS

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Biotechnology In 10 years: Second year of internship

HI-LIGHTS

German In 10 years: Living in Berlin and owning horses Activities: Art Academy (9); Drama Technician (10, 11, 12); German Club (9, Historian 10, 11, 12)

MATTHEW LEVY

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Criminal Justice In 10 years: Playing in the NBA Activities: Boone Cadet Program (Sergeant 9, Lieutenant 10, Captain 11, Commander 12); Boone Unique Sports (12); National Honor Society (12)

CHELSEA LINCOLN

After high school: Stetson University Planned major: Molecular Biology In 10 years: Traveling the world Activities: Latin Club (10); Math Club (10); SADD (12)

DAVID LONDONO

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Computer Science In 10 years: Either become a computer technician or a game designer Activities: ROTC (9, 10); Varsity Basketball (9, 10, 11, 12); Varsity Football (9)

MONNIE LUCAJ

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Accounting In 10 years: Accounting

LEONARD LUCAS In 10 years: Lawyer

WILSON LUONG

After high school: Technical school Planned major: Computer Science In 10 years: Computer science job

JAMES MARTIN

MORGAN KNOX

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Elementary education In 10 years: A happily married mom of twins Activities: Best Buddies (12); Cheerleading (9, 11, 12); Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Council; National Honor Society (11, 12); Senior Class Council; SGA Historian; Sophomore Class Council; Track (10); Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

JOSHUA KOHLER

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Culinary In 10 years: Back in school for massage therapy Activities: B-Boyz (11, 12)

NATALIE MARTINEZ

After high school plans: Continue attending Winter Park Technical School In 10 years: Being a registered nurse Activities: Chorus (9, 10, 11)

(9, 10, Captain 11); Slow Pitch Softball (9, 10, 11); Weightlifting (12)

KEELEY MCCANN

After high school plans: United States Air Force Academy Planned major: Business In 10 years: Working with computers Activities: Gay Straight Alliance (12); Fast Pitch Softball (9, 10, Captain 11); Slow Pitch Softball (9, 10, 11); Weightlifting (12)

STEVEN MCCANN After high school plans: Valencia Community College

JESSICA MCDANIEL

After high school: Tallahassee Community College Planned major: Creative Writing In 10 years: Writing books and raising a family Activities: Freshman Class Council; Marching Band (9, 10, 11, Head Officer 12); Sophomore Class Council

CHELSEA MCFARLAND

After high school: Valencia Community College In 10 years: Successful, rich, married and a doctor Activities: Fast Pitch Softball (10)

CODY MCGRATH

After high school plans: St. Augustine College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Have a degree and a good job Activities: Freshman Basketball; Freshman Football; Track (11); Varsity Football (10, 11, 12)

Don’t get caught up with the partying. Come to school to get your education. Don’t skip class because you will be better in the long run. Trust me. .-cody mcgrath

JACQUELYN MASON

After high school: Work In 10 years: Have a good job Activities: Football (9, 10)

KALEY KOMANSKI

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Undecided Activities: Bravettes (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); French Club (Treasurer 12); French Honor Society (11, Treasurer 12); Junior Class Council; Latin Club (9); Love letters (11); National Honor Society (11, 12)

ANGELA LAGAMBINA

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Elementary Ed/ Public Relations In 10 years: Happily married and a Radio City Rockette Activities: Bravettes (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); FCA (9, 10, 11, 12); Freshman Class Council; Junior Class Treasurer; Love Letters (Treasurer 11, 12); Math Club (11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); Operation Smile Club (10); Senior Class Treasurer; Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club (9, 10, 11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (10, 11, 12)

After high school plans: University of Tampa Planned major: English Activities: JV Crew (9); JV Volleyball (9); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (9, 10); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Volleyball (11, Captain 12); Writing Center Consultant (12)

ARIANA MATOS

After high school plans: Florida Gulf Coast University Planned major: Forensic Science In 10 years: Working for the government as an investigator or FBI agent Activities: Latin Dance Team (Captain 12); JV Flag Football (9); JV Soccer (10); Math Club (12); Mu Alpha Theta (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); NJROTC (11, 12); Salsa Club (11); Varsity Flag Football (10)

AMBER MAYNE

After high school plans: Cumberland University Planned major: Business In 10 years: Working with computers Activities: Gay Straight Alliance (12); Fast Pitch Softball

JACOB MELLOW

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Business Administration In 10 years: Starting a family and having a job that I want Activities: Crew (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Latin Club (11)

DIANA MEZA

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Foreign Language In 10 years: Have a career and a family of my own Activities: French Club (12); French Honor Society (11, 12)

CHRISTINA MICHNIEWICZ After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Massage Therapy Activities: ROTC (9, 10, 11)

CALCULATION. Sitting in AP Calculus AB, senior Molly Johnson practices for the AP exam. “I am successful in high school because I don’t give up. I am willing to stay up late if it means I get an A,” Johnson said. Johnson’s favorite activity in high school was Math Club.

COLE LAIDLAW

After high school: Embry- Riddle University Planned major: Aerospace In 10 years: Engineering for a major company and have a family Activities: Marching Band (9, 10, 11, Drum line Captain 12)

Don’t take it for granted. Enjoy yourself, but stay out of trouble.

KYLE

- cole laidlaw

LAMPMAN

After high school: College Planned major: History In 10 years: Historian Activities: Freshman Basketball; JV Basketball (10); Varsity Basketball

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JOSHUA LANGFORD After high school: Work In 10 years: Working

VION LANIER

After high school: Attending South Georgia Tech Planned major: Sports Medicine In 10 years: Playing in the NBA Activities: Varsity Basketball (9, 11, 12); Varsity Football (9); Varsity Track (11, 12)

CAITLIN LANGSTON

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Marketing

JENNIFER LEPORE

After high school: Alfred University Planned major: International Studies and

Sibling sets standard By LAURA UNCAPHER

As the oldest of her four sisters and a foster sister, her family motivated senior Molly Johnson to succeed throughout her high school career. “They look up to me so they make me want to be a good role model. I do my best and take challenging classes,” Johnson said. Johnson enjoys time with her family and baking items like banana bread. Every Friday she makes dinner for her family which helped relieve stress from the school week. “I make dinner after a long week because [cooking] helps me relax and forget about school for a while,” Johnson said. In addition to her seven AP classes, Johnson was a member of the finance magnet all four years. In addition to the magnet program, Johnson was involved in Spanish Honor Society and was treasurer her junior

year. Her favorite activity in high school was Math Club because math is one of her favorite subjects. She was treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta her senior year. “I like math because it follows the rules. In English there are exceptions. I like that [math] is straight forward,” Johnson said. Johnson plans to attend the University of Central Florida. Although she is going to declare undecided, she is thinking about a career in business or finance. As a National Merit Finalist, UCF is giving her $40,000 over the course of four years. “I am looking forward to not having as tough a schedule [in college] for the next couple years, and less homework. It is exhausting staying up late every night doing homework,” Johnson said. Working to become valedictorian, Johnson attributes her success to her parent’s expectations and her unwillingness to give up.


Champion the Brave Spirit! The Boone High School Athletic Association

(created by the merger of the Boone Sports Legacy Board and Boone Boosters) Thanks the 225 runners and these 29 great teams, clubs and organizations for making the inaugural 5K RESERVATION RUN a Great Success! Race Winners: Phil Duncan and Carissa Gidel

(each earned a student All Sports Pass and will be featured in the homecoming parade) BBC Sound of the Braves Baseball Boys Basketball Bravettes BHSAA Cheerleaders Chorus Criminal Justice Crew

Cross Country Fluke Math Class FCA Football Boys Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Photography Publications ROTC Senior Class

Girls Soccer Softball SGA Swimming Tennis Track Boys Volleyball Girls Volleyball Water Polo

Spear-It Award Winners

Most Money Raised: Bravettes earned $2,850 Second Most Money Raised: Boys Lacrosse earned $930 Most Participants: Cross Country earned $837

Individual Award Winners

Most runners signed up: Sydney Geren, Bravettes, Jordan Lion, Tennis and Chris Chavez, Boys Lacrosse

Special thanks to PTSA for you volunteer help

Thanks for helping raise over $10,000 of which more than $7,000 will go directly to the above organizations! Champion the Brave Spirit with us—volunteer! Email Douglas.patterson@ocps.net


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Students cast votes

MOST INTERESTING TANGENTS

1428 Ridge St. Kissimmee, FL 34744 407-483-1333

Jill Mollenhaur

MOST SCHOOL SPIRITED

CARGO SHIPMENTS-TICKETS-STAMPS 5420 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32807 407-447-1570

FUNNIEST TEACHER

What a nice honor! I am so proud of Boone High School. By showing my pride, I hope that all the students, athletes and club members see how much I care.

I think it suits me. I prefer to work in a relaxed environment. I like to joke around as long as we get our work done.

Phil Ziglar

It surprised me because I suggested myself for several others but hey, it’s an award. Perhaps Whitman said it best, ‘I am large, I contain multitudes.’ Now he’s quotable.

Victoria Nicoll

Glenn Listort

It’s a great honor at 58 years of age. It means I am doing something right.

I think any superlative by its nature is inaccurate, but I don’t deny that the students think I’m a hard teacher .

MOST ATHLETIC

With 14 different categories ranging from “most school spirited” to “most interesting tangents”, 140 seniors filled out a ballot to elect the faculty member they felt fit each category best. The ballots were distributed to senior English teachers to allow students a chance to fill out the ballot. Once completed, the ballots were collected and votes were then tallied to pick one winner for each of the categories. The winning faculty members are pictured and listed below. MOST QUOTABLE TEACHER

HARDEST TEACHER

If ever there was a more perfect superlative, this is it.

By DANIELLE COLE

Sarah Kittrell

Dwyane Floyd

Dover Shores Baptist Church 180 Student Ministry 551 Gaston Foster Road Orlando, FL 32807

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BEST ALL AROUND TEACHER

I don’t really think it fits me because there are so many excellent faculty members, but I do work very hard at what I do .

HI-LIGHTS

MOST LIKELY TO BE REMEMBERED

I think students will remember me by the sayings I say. Every morning I greet them with a smile and if they don’t have proper clothes on for the weather I would say, ‘what’s wrong, your elevator doesn’t go to the top floor? ’

Jennifer Hilley

LOOKS LIKELY TO BE MISTAKEN AS A STUDENT

I guess I blend in when I’m walking through the hallways during class change because of my height. I actually had Mr. Kast ask me for my pass when leaving the student parking lot last year.

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SMARTEST TEACHER

I feel honored and flattered to receive this recognition from the senior class

Ronald Kast

MOST LIKELY TO WIN SURVIVOR

My dad taught me how to survive all situations, overcome all obstacles and always come out on top.

Teresa Tachon

MOST LIKELY TO WIN JEOPARDY

I am far less knowledgeable than that implies. I would probably clutch up and look like an idiot.

Paul Katauskas Robin King Micheal Dorman

BEST DRESSED

It is an honor to be voted best dressed.

DRINKS THE MOST COFFEE

When teachers talk all day, they need something to sooth their throats. Since I make coffee for my wife, I drink it. How’s that for blaming my wife?

Well it is definately true. I do like my coffee. I probably do drink more coffee than most other people.

David and Kay Godfrey Carl Overton

(407) 761-1037

Carmela’s Cakes

Cakes and Chocolates for every occasion Call to order. Prices vary.

DOUGLAS HUHN, D.M.D CLETE HUHN, D.D.S. General Dentistry 1100 South Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806

Phone: (407) 422-6281 Fax: (407) 422-2361


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ANDREW MILLWARD

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Programming and Digital Design In 10 years: Being a game designer Activities: Anime Club (9, Treasurer 10)

MATTHEW MITCHELL

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and working Planned major: Sports Medicine In 10 years: Owning a surf shop Activities: Varsity Football (9, 10)

KEVIN MOHR

After high school: Military Planned major: Business In 10 years: Own a night club

In 10 years: Have a career in crime scene investigation and be prosperous Activities: Boone Cadets Program (10, 11, 12)

CATHY MUNOZ

After high school: Animal Institute of Animal Arts Planned major: Veterinarian Science In 10 years: Have a career in the animal field

MICHAEL MUNSEY

After high school plans: Attending Johnson and Wales University and playing soccer Planned major: Business Management In 10 years: Playing professional soccer Activities: Varsity Soccer (9)

BRANDON MYERS

After high school: Marines In 10 years: Relaxing as a successful person Activities: Weightlifting (9, 11, 12)

JENNIFER MOLINA

After high school plans: Attending a technical college Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Being a 3-D animator Activities: Chorus (9, 10)

After high school plans: Miami Dade College Planned major: Business or Finance In 10 years: Working and owning my own business Activities: Business Professionals of America (10, 11, 12); Spanish Club (11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Water Polo (12)

JACOB MOORE

After high school plans: Community College of Baltimore County Planned major: Sports Medicine In 10 years: Playing minor league baseball Activities: Varsity Baseball (9, 10, 11, 12); Varsity Football (10, 11)

COURTNEY MORGAN

After high school: University of Central Florida Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Certified nurse Activities: Best Buddies (12); Boone Unique Sports (12); Freshman Class Council; Key Club (12); Junior Class Council; Senior Class Council; Sophomore Class Council; Spirit Club (12)

SHEMELA MORRISON

After high school plans: Devry University and pursuing a career Planned major: Criminal Justice

Planned major: Criminal Justice In 10 years: Have a career, make money and start a family Activities: Dance Crew (10); Junior Class Council; Race Club (12); SADD (12); Spirit Club (11, 12); Track (9, 10, 11, 12)

Try to accomplish a lot and don’t quit because you will appreciate it when you look back in life and remember all the things you accomplished. Be a leader.

After high school plans: Stetson University Planned major: Undecided Activities: Boone Ultimate Disc Society (11); Boone Unique Sports (12); Spanish Club (10, 11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Varsity Tennis (9, 10, 11, 12)

KATHERINE NUSBICKEL

After high school: Florida State University or University of North Florida Planned major: Education In 10 years: Out of Florida, teaching, maybe married Activities: FCA (officer 10, 11, 12); Freshman Class Council; Legend (10, Business - katherine Manager 11, nusbickel Ads Editor 12); Sophomore Class; Spanish Club (9, 10); Spanish Honor Society (12)

After high school plans: University of Central Florida and traveling Europe Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Writing books and owning a restaurant and nightclub Activities: Anime Club (9); Gay Straight Alliance (Vice President 12)

JENNIFER OUELLET

After high school: Air force or Army In 10 years: Graduate from army Activities: Freshman basketball; JV Basketball (10, 11); JV Softball (9); Varsity Flag Football (10, 11, 12)

After high school: Valencia Community College In 10 years: Be successful in life Activities: Freshman Basketball

JOSHUA PEREZ

After high school: University of South Florida Planned major: Architecture In 10 years: Be an architect in a major city Activities: Business Professionals of America (11, 12); Spanish Club (11, President 12); Spanish Honor Society (12)

JENNIFER PITZ

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and nursing school Planned major: Nursing

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After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Have my own life

KATY RADER

Don’t let anybody drag you down; keep moving forward and don’t look back.

After high school plans: University of Central Florida Planned major: Business - jose quinones Administration In 10 years: Running a business Activities: Best Buddies (12, Secretary); Boone Dance Crew (12); Freshman Class Council; FCA (9, 10); Junior Class Council (Vice-President); Key Club (10, President 12); Love Letters (12); Orange Army (12); SAFE (Ambassador 12); Senior Class Council; SGA (9, 10, President 12); Spirit Club (11)

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Being a nurse and hopefully beginning to start a family

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Activities: Junior Class Council

MEAGAN REED

After high school plans: University of Florida Planned major: Chemistry In 10 years: Attending medical school Activities: Freshman Class Council; Math Club (12); Mu Alpha Theta (12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club (10, 11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12)

DANIEL REEVES

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WRITE REAL GOOD. During lunch, senior David Brice peer edits junior Taylor Thompson’s synthesis essay in the Writing Center. “When I was an underclassman, I came to the Writing Center and the people seemed really nice. It seemed like something I wanted to do,” Brice said. Brice consulted for three years.

Athlete achieves academic success By LAURA UNCAPHER

Spending 12 hours a week in the water, senior Emily Hester excelled in the athletic arena as well as in her academic life. “My favorite activity is water polo because it is a really fun team sport and it is not school. I like playing important games, like against Winter Park, with my teammates because it is fun,” Hester said. While taking 10 Advanced Placement classes throughout her high school career, Hester also participated on the varsity swimming and water polo teams all four years. As a junior on water polo, FHSAA named Hester District 3 Player of the Year and a part of the All-Central Florida team. Currently captain of the team, Hester helped to lead the team to the state tournament. She plans to receive as much recognition for her athletic prowess as years past. Hester plans to play club water polo at the

University of Florida. Not only active in sports, Hester also was a member of French Club and French Honor Society. As a senior, she was secretary of French Honor Society. Due to her love of math and science, Hester will major in engineering. Her passion lead her to be active in the Math club and becoming vice president of Mu Alpha Theta. Although a math-oriented person, Hester’s favorite teacher was Jennifer Hilley, her AP Literature teacher. “She doesn’t teach in the most linear fashion but it helps me learn better because she teaches using other activities versus reading a book [like other English classes],” Hester said. Ready to graduate, Hester can’t wait to be independent while at UF. “I am most looking forward to being on my own because I don’t like my parents telling me what to do. Freedom is nice,” Hester said.

I am looking forward to living on my own. I don’t like my parents telling me what to do. Freedom is nice.

GET OPEN! On Feb. 26, senior Emily Hester looks to pass the ball in a game against Ocoee. “I like water polo because I have put a lot of work into the game so I know it really well,” Hester said. Hester was All Metro Academic Player of the Year as a junior.

After high school plans: University of North Florida Planned major: Communications In 10 years: Traveling the world during the summers, working in my dream job Activities: Band (9); French Club (11); Hi-Lights Newspaper (9, 10, Features Editor 11); Political Club (10, 11); Swim Team (10, 11, Captain 12); Water Polo

TIFFANY RAMOS

Continuing the tradition, senior David Brice is following in the footsteps of his father - Class of 1970. Both will be Boone alumni after May 29. “I got to be at the same place my dad and cousins went to high school. It was really interesting to see and be a part of the campus they were on,” Brice said. Coming from Trinity Lutheran School and an eighth grade class of 24 students, Brice used band to acclimate to the larger high school atmosphere. “My favorite activity was band because I got to meet a lot of new people and made new friends. It is a good way to bridge the gap between public and private school,” Brice said. Brice found his niche among band friends. He also was a daily consultant in the Writing Center. “[Working in the writing center] is rewarding because the skill of writing carries over into all other classes. I helped [my clients] become better at their writing,” Brice said. Brice plans to attend the University of Central Florida. Majoring in biotechnology, a prerequisite for biomedical engineering, he plans to use his major to create new medicines to help others. Never planning to become valedictorian, Brice just tried his best academically. “I was successful because I didn’t leave things to the last minute. I put them over a span of time,” Brice said.

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HAYLEY RADANT

JOSE QUINONES

SHANE PENDER

After high school: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

After high school plans: Aveda Institute Planned major: Cosmetology In 10 years: Working in a salon Activities: Debate Team (9); Freshman Volleyball; JV Soccer (9); JV Volleyball (10, 11); Track (9, 10, 11, 12)

REBECCA POWELL

After high school plans: Attending college in Tallahassee Planned major: Medicine In 10 years: Boone Dance Crew (10, Secretary 12); Freshman Class Council; Race Club (Secretary 11)

CHINYERE ONWUDIEGWU

AMANDA POIRIER

After high school plans: Mid Florida Tech for culinary school and having a lawn business Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Working as a chef Activities: Football (10); Weightlifting (9, 10); Wrestling (10)

EUNICE OYEKOLA

Don’t dwell on the little things and have no regrets.

In 10 years: Working as a registered nurse

JEFFERY POLSON JR

- chinyere onwudiegwu

GUNNAR NORMAND

SEBASTIAN MONTANO

HI-LIGHTS

After high school plans: Attending the University of South Florida Planned major: Business In 10 years: Living my life Activities: Business Professionals of America (12); Freshman Football; FCA (10, 11); Volleyball (10, 11); Wrestling (10, 11, 12)

SHARANAN RIDORE

After high school: University of Miami Planned major: English, Literature, Nursing In 10 years: Working as a Pediatrician Activities: HOSA (10, Treasurer 11, 12); Latin Club (11); Math Center Consultant (12); Math Club (12); Spirit Club (10, 11, President 12)

Don’t procrastinate. Hold your head up high through all obstacles. Teachers are there to help you; they aren’t there to destroy you. Be happy. Enjoy your high school years. - sharanah ridore

MANUEL RIOS JR

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In 10 years: Being a well-respected computer engineer Activities: ROTC (9, 10, 11, 12)

JASMINE RIVERA

After high school plans: University of South Florida Planned major: Computer Engineering In 10 years: Settled down with a good career and possibly starting a family Activities: Marching Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Math Club (12); Mu Alpha Theta (12); Spanish Club (10, 11); Spanish Honor Society (11, 12); Tri-M (12)

JUNIOR ROSANARD

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Medical Engineering Activities: JV Football (9); Varsity Football (11, 12); Weightlifting (12)

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XAVIER SOSA

Activities: German Club (12)

JASON SELLERS

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Physical Therapy In 10 years: Working hard and loving life Activities: FCA (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); JV Soccer (9, 10); Love Letters (Secretary 11, 12); Orange Army (Vice President 12); Senior Class Vice President

MATTHEW SHEEHAN

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Materials Engineering Activities: National Honor Society (11, Officer 12) Swimming (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Water polo (9, 10, 11, Captain 12)

OLIVIA SHIREK

After high school plans: Duke University Planned major: Biochemistry In 10 years: Taking care of children and patients Activities: Band (9, Drum Major 10, 11, 12); Geometry Team (9); Math Club (9, 10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, Secretary 12); National Honor Society (11); PreCalculus Team (11); Spanish Club (9, 10); Spanish Honor Society (10, 11, 12)

JENNIFER STUART

After high school: Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Working and playing with my kids

NICOLE SAINT PAUL

CASSANDRA SIMMONS

SHANI SUTTON

JOSEPH SIMS

In 10 years: Finishing school and starting a family

After high school: University of North Florida Planned major: Psychology In 10 years: Completing medical school Activities: Drama Club (9); JV Bowling (9); Law Honor Society (12); Math Club(12); Mu Alpha Theta (12); Spanish Honor Society (12); Thespians Society (10, 11, 12); Varsity Bowling (9, 10, Co-captain 11, Captain 12)

KHAILIE SANBORN

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Maybe married and still be happy

MICK SANDERS

After high school: Valencia Community College In 10 years: Own my own bar

HECTOR SANTIAGO

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and then the University of Central Florida Planned major: Optometry Activities: Varsity Soccer (9, 10, 11, 12)

JAMIE SLETTON

After high school plans: University of North Florida Planned major: Undecided Activities: Bowling (12); Color Guard (9, 10); Legend Yearbook (12); Spanish Club (10, 11); Winter Guard (10, 11)

MAGNOLIA SMALLWOOD

After high school plans: University of Findlay Planned major: Western Riding and Training In 10 years: Training horses full time and be married with kids Activities: National Honor Society (12)

ELIZABETH SCHULER

ASHLEY SMITH

(9, 10, 11, 12)

YAENALAH SCHULTE

After high school plans: Jacksonville University Planned major: Law Studies In 10 years: Practicing law and working towards owning my own firm Activities: SAFE Ambassador (9, 10, 11, 12)

BRANDON SCRIVENS

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and then Florida State University Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Working and making good money

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided

JORDAN SMITH

Planned major: Sports Management In 10 years: A successful man Activities: Freshman Football; Freshman Student Council; JV Basketball (9, 10); Varsity Basketball (11, Captain 12); Varsity Football (12)

MADISON SMITH

After high school plans: Attending the Fire Academy In 10 years: Working for the Fire Department

After high school: University of South Florida Planned major: Journalism In 10 years: Being happy Activities: Bike Club (10); Jenga Club (9); Math Club (11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Political Club (10, 11); Varsity Lacrosse (9, 10, 11); Legend (9, 10, Sports Editor 11, Editor-inchief 12)

BRANDON TAYLOR

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Surfing Activities: Crew (9, 10)

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ANTHONY VIERA

After high school plans: Military Planned major: Undecided

EMILY VIERLING

MICHELLE TORRES

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Undecided In 10 years: Modeling, married and traveling Activities: DECA Club (12)

TOREY TRAN

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Mechanical Engineering In 10 years: Working or managing an engineering firm Activities: Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Writing Center Consultant (12)

After high school plans: Florida State University Planned major: Education or Physical Therapy In 10 years: Have a job and beginning to start a family Activities: Business Professionals of America (11, 12); JV Basketball (9); JV Flag Football (9); JV Volleyball (9); Varsity Basketball (10, 11, Captain 12); Varsity Flag Football (11, 12); Varsity Volleyball (Captain 10, 11)

ALICIA VIRKLER

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and then the Florida International University Planned major: Psychology In 10 years: Married, starting a family and having my own practice Activities: Flag Football (10, 11); Weightlifting (9, 10); Wrestling (9, 10)

MARVIN WACHIVA

After high school plans: International Academy of

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and then the University of Central Florida

Drum major chooses Duke By EMILY O’LOANE

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Taking nine advanced placement classes over her high school career, Edquist used her love for jewelry making to relieve the stress created by her busy schedule. “I make jewelry because it is a creative outlet for me and I can’t really draw,” Edquist said. She began making jewelry in seventh grade when she received a kit fo9r Christmas. Her talent became known when her junior year the Parent and Teacher Associaion asked her to make earrings for a charity event they were doing. “[Jewelry making] is all in the details. If you focus on the details, you can forget whatever else that is on your mind at the time,” Edquist said. Despite her strong academic work load, Edquist was also a member of the band all four years. She played the clarinet in the marching band and wind ensemble. Under the Friday night lights, Edquist formed her favorite high school memories. “It is cool to see all the hands doing the chop because it reminds me that we are a part of something bigger,” Edquist said. “It is a tradition that extends past our four years. I could come back in 10 years and they would still be doing it.” Edquist never planned to become valedictorian. “When I think of a valedictorian, I think of someone who is really good at what they do. I know my flaws so I didn’t know it was possible,” Edquist said. Accepted to Clemson, the University of Central Florida and University of Florida, Edquist plans to attend UF’s honors college in the fall. Although undecided as to her major, she has one future goal. “I plan on making money because I don’t want to live on the streets,” Edquist said.

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: International Business In 10 years: Hopefully enjoying my life Activities: Hi-Lights Newspaper (10, Copy and Editorial Editor 11, Editor-in-chief 12); Math Club (10, 11, 12); Mu Alpha Theta (11, Treasurer 12); National Honor Society (11, 12); Quill and Scroll Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (10); Spanish Honor Society (10, Secretary 11, 12); Varsity Soccer (9, 10, 11, Captain

After high school plans: University of Central Florida Planned major: Business In 10 years: Having a successful job Activities: JV Cheerleading (9); National Honor Society (12); SGA (Treasurer 10); Varsity Cheerleading (10, 11, 12)

Don’t change who you are!

Musician channels creativity

Design and Technology Planned major: Multimedia design In 10 years: Designing videos, Web sites and doing projects for money Activities: Anime Club (9)

SARA VERHOESTRA

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Early Childhood Education In 10 years: Married with kids Activities: Business Professionals of America (10, 11, President - stephanie 12); Freshman thomas Cheerleading; JV Cheerleading (10, 11); Senior Class Council; Varsity Cheerleading (12)

GABRIEL ULPINO

- gabriel ulpino

LAURA UNCAPHER

STEFANIE THOMAS

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Firefighting In 10 years: Saving lives as a firefighter Activities: Freshman Basketball; B-Boyz (11)

After high school plans: Flagler College, traveling, working and wakeboarding Planned major: Fine Arts In 10 years: Teaching art Activities: Art Club (9, 10, 11, 12); FCA (9, 10); Latin Club (10, 11); Operation Smile (9); SADD (12); SAFE

CODY SUAREZ

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and going to Georgia for a month Planned major: Undecided

After high school: Valencia Community College

Follow your dreams no matter what, and study. Work hard, because in the long run, it’ll pay off.

JERE STERN

After high school plans: Chipola College Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Working at Winnie Palmer and having a family Activities: JV Cheerleading (9, 11); JV Softball (9, 10)

BROOKE RUHL

After high school: Undecided Planned major: Business In 10 years: Running a million dollar business Activities: Spanish Club (10, 11, 12)

After high school: Flagler College Planned major: Elementary Education In 10 years: Married, starting a family, having a steady job Activities: FCA (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Freshman volleyball; Junior Class Council; JV Volleyball (11); National Honor Society (11, 12); Senior Class Council; SGA (12); Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club (12); Track and Field (9, 10)

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PUFF, PUFF. Ih her band class, senior Karalyn Edquist practices her clarinet with the rest of the band. “[My favorite time] was the events leading to football states. With band you are forced to go to every game and even though it was a long season, it was nice to see them succeed,” Edquist said. Edquist was Librarian her junior year.

STAND AT ATTENTION. At a home football game, senior Jere Stern directs the band. “For Florida, it is an old school so there are a lot of traditions and school spirit surrounding the football team,” Stern said. Stern has been a drum major for three years.

With varied interests that include everything from knitting to clarinet to water polo, senior Jere Stern’s favorite activity throughout high school was band. “I did the most with [band]. I was made a drum major and I just enjoy playing the clarinet because I like creating music,” Stern said. S t e r n credits her academic success in high school to finishing all her assignments. “I retain information well. I am not organized but I get stuff done. It had occurred to me [that I could become a valedictorian]. It wasn’t my goal in high school but I thought it would be nice,” Stern said. Stern’s father also motivated her to be successful. “My dad was a bad student and he encouraged me to be better than him. [My parents] expected the best out of me,” Stern said. After an academically rigorous junior year, Stern’s favorite part of her senior year was the leniency of it. “Senior year is really easy. It’s a lot easier [than other years]. If you are stressed [junior] year, don’t stress about next year,” Stern said. After being accepted to schools like University of Florida, New College and University of Central Florida, Stern has decided to attend Duke University in North Carolina next year. “I know I will be pre-med but I plan on majoring in either chemistry or history [while there],” Stern said. Out of all of the activities she participated in, Stern credits her peers as being especially important. “[My peers] made things tolerable. [My friends] shaped what kind of person I was and made [high school] more fun,” Stern said. Stern’s advice for underclassmen is to remain unswayed by pressure. “Do what you enjoy and don’t get hung up on what is expected of you,” Stern said.

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Pimp my dorm By KATIE EDWARDS

Shopping for dorms may seem like a hard task to tackle but with a little guidance one can have his or her dream room without the expense. When buying for a dorm room one wants to get high quality without high prices. Stores like Target and IKEA give buyers that satisfaction. From dorm essentials to furniture, they have what is needed to be ready to go off to college. To make shopping easier one can go to Target.com or IKEA.com and shop by price to find the items needed at the right price. One cool thing about going to IKEA is when you shop there they have rooms on display based in feet, like 200 sq. feet or 200 sq. feet. IKEA has an array of different styles. College is the time to make one’s place his or her own sense of style. Prices shouldn’t be the thing to hold one back.

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1. Mini fridge $129.00 from Lowe’s 2. Mini coffee brewer $9.99 from Bed Bath and Beyond. 3. Microwave $49.96 from Wal-Mart 4. Laptop $278.00 from Wal-Mart 5. Laptop cooler $17.99 from Best Buy 6. ihome $34.64 from Wal-Mart 7. Shoe organizer $14.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond 8. Weight scale $19.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond 9. Home phone $22.82 from Wal-Mart 10. Digital camera $79.99 from Wal-Mart 11. Television $179.98 from Wal-Mart 12. ipod $142.99

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NATHANIEL WILLS

No matter how boring or unreal the work may seem, always do the best you can because in the end, it all comes down to you.

-alicia virkler

Planned major: Finance Activities: B-boyz (11); Boone Dance Crew (10); Soccer Team (9)

DABARBARA WALKER

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Nursing or Law In 10 years: Being out of college, having a house and be in a career Activities: Step Club (10)

JACKIE WALLACE

After high school: North Carolina Central University Planned major: Occupational Therapist Activities: Sports Medicine (11, 12); Step Team (9); Track (9, 10, 11, 12)

DANIELLE WALTERS

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and then the University of Central Florida Planned major: Nursing In 10 years: Becoming a pediatric nurse Activities: Chorus (10, 11, 12)

TAYLOR DAVID WELLS

After high school: Valencia Community College Planned major: Mechanical Engineering In 10 years: A good paying job Activities: Bowling (11, 12)

EMMA WEST

After high school: Licensed massage therapist In 10 years: Retired

After high school plans: Ohio Northern University Planned major: Sports Management In 10 years: Managing a sports team Activities: FCA (9, 10); Freshman Football; JV Football

After high school: Florida Institute of Animal Arts Planned major: Veterinarian assistant In 10 years: Veterinarian assistant Activities: Anime Club (9)

LINDA WINTER

After high school plans: Jacksonville University on a tennis scholarship Planned major: Business In 10 years: Running a clothing shop Activities: Varsity Tennis (9, 10, 11, 12)

ASHLEY WITHERINGTON

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and working Planned major: Anatomy In 10 years: Being a chiropractor Activities: JV Swim Team (9, 10); JV Water Polo (9, 10) photo/MILDA BALCIUTE

DANIEL WOOD

After high school plans: University of Central Florida Planned major: Aerospace Engineer In 10 years: Working for Lockheed Martin

SHAWNA WRIGHT

After high school plans: Valencia Community College Planned major: Criminal Justice In 10 years: Being married, having a family and have a dream career Activities: Boone Dance Crew (12); Chorus (9, 10); Sign Language Club (9); Varsity Cheerleading (11); Varsity Soccer (9, 10, 11, 12); Wrestling (12)

Pray for the strength and courage to change the things you can and to accept the things you can’t. Also, be yourself. People will like you for your originality.

After high school: University of North Florida Planned major: Psychology In 10 years: Real estate agent

MALACHI WILKINS

JUSTIN WIGGINS

After high school: Florida State University Planned major: Business In 10 years: Lawyer Activities: Freshman Football; JV Baseball (9); Varsity Football (10)

MICAH WILLARD

After high school: University of North Florida Planned major: Software Engineering In 10 years: Have a successful job and start a family Activities: Freshman Band; Marching Band (9, 10, 11, 12); Symphonic Band (10, 11); Wind Ensemble (12)

CHRISTINA WILLIAMS

After high school plans: Valencia Community College and then the University of Central Florida Planned major: Criminal Law In 10 years: Owning my own law firm Activities: Flag Football (10); JV Swim Team (9); SGA Secretary (10)

I honestly don’t know how I do it. It requires sacrificing a lot of free time and sleep in order to keep doing what I love, like dance and Senior Class

TIFFANY WILSON

JAMES WILCOX

After high school plans: Florida Gulf Coast University Planned major: Undecided Activities: Boone Ultimate Disc Society (11); Boone Unique Sports (12); Cross Country (9, 10, 11, Captain 12); Track (9, 10, 11, Captain 12)

(10); Varsity Football (11, 12)

- micah willard

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After high school plans: Siena College Planned major: Pre-Dental In 10 years: Working in the dental field and living somewhere in the Northeast Activities: Beta Club (10, 11); JV Basketball (9, 10); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Honor Society (Vice President 11, 12); Varsity Basketball (11); Varsity Club (9, 10, 11); Varsity Swim Team (9, 10, 12); Water Polo (9, 10, 11, 12)

ANNIE ZARAMA

After high school: University of Florida Planned major: Health Science In 10 years: Graduating Medical School Activities: Band (9, Flute Section Leader 10, Drum Major 11, Captain and Drum Major 12); Math Club (10, 11); National Honor Society (11, 12); Spanish Club (9); Tri-M (12); Writing Center (11,12)

GOTTA KICK IT UP. Performing at a basketball halftime show, senior Anglea LaGambina dances for the audience. “My favorite part of senior year was my responsibility with Bravettes, working my way up to captain,’” LaGambina said. She was a Bravettes dancer all four years.

Dancer that never sleeps By LAURA UNCAPHER

Putting her hours of dance lessons into practice through Bravettes, senior Angela LaGambina attributes Bravettes to her favorite activity. “Bravettes was my favorite activity because it was a learning experience. I applied my dance ability at school. I put my passion into motion [on campus],” LaGambina said. Starting dance lessons when she was four, LaGambina spends 15 hours a week for dance in and out of school. As a captain of Bravettes, she also spent an additional five hours a week choreographing dances and practicing routines. They performed during halftime at football and basketball games. In addition to regional and national competitions, she is a member of Pointe of Impact, a dance company at Dancer’s Pointe. “When I was little, it started as something my mom put me in but over the years I have developed a

passion for it that always keeps me coming back,” LaGambina said. Despite her busy dance schedule on and off campus, LaGambina was also active in the student government. She was a member of Freshman and Sophomore Class Council and was Junior Class treasurer. Currently Senior Class treasurer, LaGambina attributes being a part of the Senior Class officers as her favorite part of her senior year. “I liked being an integral part of all the traditions and activities that Boone has to offer [through Senior Class] because I was able to have an influence on Boone’s campus while building lasting friendships,” LaGambina said. Also a FCA board member and Love Letters’ treasurer, LaGambina is involved with numerous campus clubs. She spends 20 hours on campus and off for dance that to participate in all her other activities she has to sacrifice her free time

and sleep. “I honestly don’t know how I do it. [Juggling clubs and school] requires staying focused and sacrificing a lot of personal time and sleep in order to keep doing what I love, like dance and Senior Class,” LaGambina said. Attending the University of Florida, she plans to major in either public relations or elementary education. She is going to get involved in campus ministry and the UF dance team in addition to rushing for a sorority and taking dance classes. In addition to UF, she was also accepted to the Florida State University. Her parting words of advice to underclassmen are to get involved on campus. “I couldn’t have lived without clubs, because that is where I got to be a part of something outside of school. It is where I got plugged in and built my friendships,” LaGambina said.

Seniors get funny Pranks, from page 1 disruption to the school day. The 13 seniors are facing suspension and possibly will not walk at graduation. All of the desks were returned to their classrooms by 9:30 a.m., the start of the school day. “I think they should have been easier on the students. They didn’t really destroy anything. Suspending them is not right. They didn’t hurt anything,” McCann said. At Cypress Creek, senior pranks are not uncommon. Last year, seniors let three pigs loose on their campus. They were each labeled with a number: one, two and four. Faculty quickly wrangled the pigs, but spent hours searching for the “missing” three. “Senior pranks are amusing, if they don’t harm

or disrupt anything. I don’t think it’s something that should never be disruptive,” English teacher Cindy Hutsell said. During Hutsell’s time as a student on campus she experienced a senior prank. “This guy named Joe was part of a group that liked to get into trouble. He told people that he was going to ride his motorcycle down the hall. After school was over on June 11, Joe rode his motorcycle down the hall of the 300 building. He had an easy exit because back then there was no 1000 building,” Hutsell said. According to Hutsell, Joe never got caught. “I was such a goody two-shoes, but I did get a little giggle out of the prank,” Hutsell said.

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Clubs, academics celebrate excellence Awards, from page 1

Secretary Emily Madigan Treasurer Taylor Gies Historian Madison McElroy

CLUB RECOGNITION Key Club

Sophomore Class Council

President Katy Rader Vice President Caroline Harding Secretary Robbi-Anne Garrett Treasurer Brandi Recker Bulletin EditiorKayla Mackey Activist of the Year Caroline Rohe Activist of the Year Taylor Dudley

Mock Trial Partcipants Missy Hinchman Emma Allen Carrie Comstock Kristy Garcia Andrew Stucker Kevin Holmwood Josi Markel Cailey McConnell Megan Raitano Lindsey Roberts

Member of the Year Mackenzie Sexton PresidentTaylor Dudley Vice-PresidentSamantha Marozzi SecretarySarah Daly TreasurerAmanda Cali HistorianRebecca Galatowitsch

Junior Class Council

Member of the Year Sergio Uribe President Brittani Acuff Vice-President Carolina Garcia Secretary Michelle Jijon Treasurer Corry Maguire Historian Lizzy Girdley

Senior ClassCouncil

Moot Court Participants Melissa Hinchman Melissa Box

Junior G8 Patricipants Megan Raitano Taylor Thompson Sergio Uribe Ania Bang

President Georgiann Jijon Vice-President Jason Sellers Secretary Jessica Jensen Treasurer Angela LaGambina Historian Shannon Howell

SGA Council

Member of the Year Gisela Rodriguez President Katy Rader Vice-President Lavelle Simmons Secretary Hannah Darden Treasurer Lindsey Grist Historian Morgan Knox Club of the Year Enviromental

FFEA

Dedicated to Excellence in Education Ashton Britton

Spanish Honor Society

Outstanding Leadership/Service Kristine Ajapahyan Outstanding Service Xiomelie Crisostomo

Spanish Club

President Josh Perez Vice-President Natalie Adams Secretary Jenny Wilson Treasurer Maylein Arroyo Historian Josh Alvarez

SAFE Ambassadors Jazmine Brown Brittany Cobb Xiomelie Crisostomo Hannah Darden Stephanie Davis Lurvin Fernandez Sonia Ferreiro Alison Frederick Morgan Hurley Cierra Newman Katy Rader Lizzie Schulte Yaenalah Schulte Lavelle Simmons Tavia Smith

SADD Club

President Jazmine Brown

Freshmen Class Council

Member of the Year David Balentine President Robbi-Anne Garrett Vice-President Bethany Harper

DEPARTMENT RECOGNITION Marketing Ed/DECA

President Amber Gudenkauf DECA Coordinator/Model Doneshia Green Fashion Marketing Essentials Student Ashley Ambrose Fashion Marketing Essentials Student Mohammad Mukati Fashion Design Student Corey Broadus Fashion I Design Student Estefania Trujillo Fashion Marketing Best Positive Attitude Joshua Belvin DECA Coop Student Suave Childs Hurley Model Tyree Alcantara Fashion Model Justine Gallman Fashion Model Rachel Reising Marketing Cooperative Education Student Rachel Dellefave Marketing Cooperative Ed. Student Michelle Torres “Miss Positive Attitude” Denise Herald Fashion III Design Student Tiarra Barbossa Fashion Application II Student Christina Woldman Fashion Management III Student

Kishawna Hale Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Martin Lucaj Marketing Cooperative Education Student Ashton Snow Male Model James Wilcox Outstanding Marketing Education Student Amanda Ellis “Miss Enthusiastic” Lindy Winter Fashion Marketing Coordinator Katy Rader “Miss Innovative” Corrine Truesdell “Mr.Innovative” Peter Berryman Special Assistant to Teacher Brittany Blake

Business Department

Web Designer of the Year Kevin Barber Flash Designer of the Year Zachary Bell PC Support Technician of the Year Dalton Locke Digital Design 1 Angela LaGambina Digital Design 2 Samantha Martinson Rachel Whitted Digital Design 3 Josh Perez Megan Denny

Technology Education Department

Criminal Justice Academy Scholarship Recognition Christopher Bailey Jazmine Brown Matthew Levy John Escobedo

Academy of Law Scholarship Recognition Melissa Hinchman Brittany Cobb Keeley McCann

Science Department

Science Student of the Year Alex Bosak Biology Student of the Year Katie Cheatham Physics Student of the Year Jose Jerez Alex Bosak Integrated Science Student of the Year Stephen Kirk Anatomy and Physiology Student of the Year Kaitlyn Carey Chemistry Student of the Year Walker Finn Ryan Kobert

Social Studies Department

Outstanding Social Studies Student Molly Johnson Emily Hester

Social Studies

Foreign Language Dept

German Anne Conner French Jennifer Mahler Spanish-Non-Native Speaker Meagan Reed Spanish Speaker Alejandro Gascon

Citizenship Award Brittany Cobb Social Studies Humanitarian Award Megan Raitano Geography Olivia Swartwood World History Angela Niu A.P. European History Milda Balciute U.S.History Russell Vann Economics Laura Uncapher Government Frances Moncerate

Media Center

Math Department

Outstanding Drafting Student David Portee

Outstanding Student Assistant Scott Fields

ESOL

Students of the Year 9th Yanier Moldon 10th Mauda Contreras 11th Katiria Rivera 12th Yanet Moldon

Early Childhood Development

Outstanding Student of the Year Abigail Gauthier Courtney Roberts Ashton Britton Savannah Thomas Danielle Thomas Shayna Conway Stefanie Thomas

Academy of Finance Scholarship Checks Jeff Bennett Anderson Lovelace Trevor Golat

Algebra 1 Christine Erwin Algebra 2 Taylor Dudley Geometry Honors Anna Coffman Calculus Jennifer Mahler AP Statistics Brody Dawkins Kathleen Chitty

Reading Department Outstanding Reader Brandi Russell Michelle Tongue Jacob Smith

BBC

Outstanding Job in BBC Lucas Lopez Brittany Childress Josh Friedel Clint Holzapfel Garrett Beach Omair Shaikh Brianna Dahlquist

Art Department

Most Accomplished students: Drawing Zifforah Martinez Painting Quiana Dempsey Ceramics Elizabeth Schuler Jewelry Meliveshka Pagan

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English Department Students of the Year 9th Charles Collins 10th Kaitlin Cheatham 11th Kathleen Chitty 12th Jennifer Vanderhoof

SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITIONS William R. Boone Male Athlete of the Year Harrison Hodges John C. Pitts Female Althlete of the Year Brittany Koziara Bill Lowry Coaches Award Emily Vierling Ivan Repass Coaches Award David Harding Male Scholar Athlete Anderson Lovelace Female Scholar Athlete Emily Hester

Distinguished Scholars Max Allee Briana Angelo Zach Askey Joshua Baker Milda Balciute Katherine Bills Lakyn Blair Alex Bosak David Brice Theresa Bruno Celia Burke Grace Chong Brittany Cobb Anin Conner Matthew Crimmons Quiana Dempsey Moises Difo Andrew Dillard Lisette Dominguez Jamie Dunn Karalyn Edquist Angelica Fortune Alison Frederick Matthew Gidel Trevor Golat Jeanelle Gonzalez Hillary Haskins Cody Hazelbaker Stacey Henderson Emily Hester Melissa Hinchman Todd Hope Morgan Hurley Caroline Jackson Abrams Jamassi Jose Jerez Blake Johnson Molly Johnson Lauren Kleiman Kaley Komanski Angela LaGambina Cole Laidlaw Caitlin Langston Anderson Lovelace Jennifer Mahler Danielle Mason Ariana Matos Keeley McCann Meagan Reed Sharanah Ridore Jasmine Rivera

Nicole Saint Paul Jason Sellers Matt Sheehan Troy Sheets Jr. Jere Stern Don Tran Torey Tran Laura Uncapher Jennifer Vanderhoof Sara Verhoestra Annie Zarama Laura Zuluaga

National Merit Scholar Award Alexander Bosak Stacey Henderson Molly Johnson Matthew Sheehan Jere Stern Brittany Cobb

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Graduation is right around the corner and with the accomplishment of graduation comes the opportunity to throw a grad party. It is not hard to overplan a party and have it end up being a bore for all attending. There are undercover do’s and don’ts when it comes to how to throw a really great party. With these helpful tips, one can throw a graduation party that will be talked about until it’s time to head off to college. The number one secret to having a party succeed is to have someone else throw it for you. Another party secret is to make sure only people you love and care for attend. This helps one from becoming distracted with drama or having a bad time. Another secret to keep in mind is that graduation parties come with graduation gifts. Relatives as well as close friends should help provide one with dorm room needs, school supplies and some pocket change to get you started. The larger the guest list, the more gifts one will receive.

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Pick a date for the party up to three weeks in advance.

A guest list should be created directly after choosing a date for the party.

If one is going to incorporate a theme to his graduation party, he should choose it up to two weeks before the party. Popular themes are luaus, casino, or western.

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Invitations and announcements need to be mailed out approximately two weeks before the party. If one chose to have a theme, he should announce this in the invitations. Do not use cheesy invitations such as Hannah Montana or Spiderman.

One needs to order a cake one week before the party. The cake should be large enough to feed every guest at the party and have a little extra.

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Choose music up to one week in advance. Music should create an upbeat mood for the event and include songs that bring back memories your friends and family will enjoy.

Purchase decorations in moderation four days before the event. If having a themed party, buy decorations to enhance the theme.

To keep it from going stale, food and beverages should be purchased on day before the party. Chips and dip, burgers and hot dogs and snack foods or finger foods are acceptable.

The decorations should be set up the day of the event. Do not put too many decorations in one place, they should be scattered and organized throughout the space in which the party is being held.

The last thing to do is pick up the cake. Set the cake along with the food on a table next to the beverages as soon as guests arrive, this will keep it from melting or getting too hot.


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it’s a colorful life By JESSICA MCCOY

A smorgasbord of art filled the air at the 24th annual art festival. Made up of art gathered by the department and its students, the festival took place Friday, April 10, outside of the 1100 building. Each teacher worked with his or her students to pick the best pieces for display. All art students were invited to participate and as a result hundreds of pieces were on display. “It is important for all students to have their day in the sun just as the scholars and athletes get theirs. It is important for them to get recognized,” Mikki Maurer, painting teacher, said. One of the biggest attractions of the festival is the sidewalk chart art. In groups of two to four people students decorated one square with his or her own design. In order to participate, each student turned in permission forms and the square idea beforehand for Maurer to approve. The students worked from 7:30 a.m. until the cut off time at noon. The art department provided each group with one large box of

chalk, anything else the artists had to bring. In addition to the chalk art, paintings, photography and jewelry, there were performing artists too. “I’ve never done something like that before and I just wanted to try. I would do it again,” sophomore Molly Wallace, who sang, said. As well as being on display a selection of the art was for sale along with food and drinks to raise money for the art department. According to Maurer, it cost close to $1000 to put on the show. In the 24 years of the festival all students were able to view the festivities, which created a conundrum. It was so popular that hundreds of students came each period, but that created a large mass of students to supervise. To assist with the bottle necking that occurred last year, administration asked that only seven classes per period attend. Maurer felt this was sad. “[My favorite part of the festival is] the total involvement of teachers, the support of parents and people in the community to come and see the students’ art,” Maurer said. Due to less attendees allowed to participate each period, Maurer ended up spending about $200 out of pocket. “I really want this to continue as a wonderful celebration of the arts for years to come,” Maurer said. “We need to make some improvements next year and still keep it a festival for all.”

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1. ALIEN PLANET. Finishing up the alien in his square, senior Xavier Sosa fills in last touches. “It was my last year and I always wanted to do it,” Sosa said. “I felt accomplished that we had finished in that short amount of time.” The square was a collaboration between Sosa and Mark Barreto that showed an alien standing on top of another planet. 2. SAILOR PIN UP. To get the right effect, junior Natalie D’Amico smooths out the chalk. 3. ADD A LITTLE SHADE. Sophomore Jalen Taylor works in the upper right corner of his marionette themed square. “It was a fun type of art and it gave me something to do,” Taylor said. 4. I THINK I CAN. In the final minutes of the allotted time, senior Briana Angelo adds the blue background color. “We were really short on time. I wish I had more time to spend on the background and lettering. Overall, I think we got a good reaction. Teachers were telling us it was cute and their favorite, so I was pleased,” Angelo said. Angelo, who worked with Jake Coleman and Margo Lorbecke, took third place. 5. TOMS. To earn money for the art department and the Kemosabe Kloset, they sold Tom shoes. Students in the painting classes painted the shoes to mimic those sold online. 6. SELLING ART. On the back patio of the art building, freshman Allyse Suganuma helps price items of jewelry for sale. All jewelry students donated pieces for the show. 7. A LITTLE SHAKY. In front of the guidance building, sophomore Molly Wallace performs “Swing Life Away” by Rise Against. “Getting up there in front of everyone, I was scared to death. My heart was beating so fast, but it was worth it. I’d do it again,” Wallace said.


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