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will be looked on as a possible truth and where prejudice will dwindle from lack of room to grow. We hope it will be a place their places. Elisabeth Irwin


Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School A leader in progressive education since 1921

Andrew McLaren, Director

January, 2000 Dear Class of 2000, A few years ago I was driving through the Holland Tunnel with my daughter, while the odometer of my car was at 99,999. It shifted to 100,000 just as we came put into the traffic jam that always accompanies the light at the end of the tunnel, and my daughter wound down the window and called out to the car next to us: “Hey, 100,000 miles! Our car’s done 100,000 miles!” The driver thought we were insane, but I felt just the way I did as I wrote those words “Class of 2000” a moment ago for the very first time. It was momentous, important. We were ending and beginning something that took on added weight because of the moment. As you are. Of course it was really no different from any other milepost from the car’s point of view. In the same way your graduation is, I suppose, really no different from any other class’s. 2000 is not even the real millennium. But still it has a real ring to it, and a real distinction! So - may you enjoy the former and live up to the latter. Many congratulations on all you have achieved, which has been a very great deal, and very best wishes for the future to each one of you. May you be happy and do great things for others and yourselves. You are taking something of LREI with you, and leaving something of yourselves behind. We are grateful for your legacy, and hope you are too. Please stay in touch with each other and with us. And please come back and visit as often as you can. Every best wish,

196 Blccckcr Street, New York, NY 10012 Tel: 212-477-5316 Fax: 212-677-9159 Charlton Street Campus: 40 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014 Tel: 212-477-5316 Fax: 212-675-3505


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June 9, 2000 Dear Graduates, It is with mingled feelings of pride, affection, respect and confidence that I write these few words to you at the end of your high school careers. I have watched each of you respond with enormous self-awareness, determination, and perseverance to the challenges that life in general and this school in particular have placed before you. You have worked on your individual goals while making memorable and widely varied contributions to the life of the community as a whole. For all these achievements and all these contributions I congratulate you and I thank you.

■■*f§§ it has been a privilege to watch you grow up. I have often experienced a feeling approaching awe in the face of your energy and talent and boldness and resilience. The job of guiding and advising and helping you mobilize all your abilities and set goals for the future has been an always challenging but ultimately fulfilling experience. The reason your teachers and I spend our careers working with teenagers is the extraordinary and unique opportunity it affords us to witness the transformation of children into accomplished young adults right before our eyes. We’ve been committed to you and you’ve more than repaid us.

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I want you to know that as you enter a new phase of your relationship to Little Red and Elisabeth Irwin - that of alumni - your teachers will always be here for you. And in a very real way you will always be here for us. Nothing gives teachers greater delight than reminiscing as we hear about the lives and careers we’ve helped launch. We’ll never forget you. Best of luck in college!

Nicholas O’Han Principal

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Bottom Row: Sophie Savides, Hannah Conley, Molly Revenson, Aja Quid, Adriana ruiz, Madeline Petrie, Brinton Valis, Rachel Kaly Top Row: Suzanne Cohen (Assoc. Teacher), Zachary Jaffe, Brittany Stollar, Lucas Goodman-Charlton, Skyler Carkhuff, Malcolm Staso, Kirra Deihl, Antonia Strada, Sandy Wolkenberg (Head Teacher) Missing: Jenny Better, Ste­ vie Better, Harry Lubitz, George Lubitz

Stacy 8C Julia’s 4’s Bottom Row: Olive Henzel, Gemma Weiner, Ariana Bulgaretti, Ayanna Jackson, Haley Howard, Milo Watson, Emma Olcott, Daniel Judt, Ben Harris Top Row: Etta Park-Chan, Stacy Sherwat, Liam Moore, Cameron Finkle, Sharon Hoory, Tariye GeorgePhittips, Julia Beck, Jack Irving, Posey Valis, Sasha Stomberg, Katie Heiserman, Maxine McGredy


Cleo & Vimmi’s K Bottom Row: Gaia Raimando, Cole Kitchen, Sam Drews, Oona Montalvo-Azcona, Otter Lee, Zaran Lalvani, Lilly Day, Mari Kroin, Chloe Larson, Hannah Mensch Middle Row: Robbie Neuhaus, Jimmy Hall,Jr., Brianna Saun­ ders, Quin Hood, Kirk Pearson, Gage DuBose, Jaden Dicopoulos, Ama Torres, Maya Peart-Hill Top Row: Vimmi Schroff, Cleo Banks, Bryan Andes Missing: Sofia Ranalli, Ava Coploff, Terrell Hall

Luise 6c Caroline’s K Bottom Row: Calen McGee, Eli Mensch, Jamie Oliver, Nicholas Cleves, Aaron Naves, Lizzie Roberts, Gina Weiss, Max Goldberg, Raphael Ross, Talia Feldberg Top Row: Cole Lumpkin, Caroline Earle, Annarose Lipkin, Emma Shapiro, Hannah Rifkin, Jake Araujo-Simon, Isabel Kocks, Luise Haladay, David Eisen, Nina Beigelman, Maya Pintar Missing: Malina Buturovic

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Bonnie 6c Belans First Grade Bottom Row: Jake DeNicola, Kiran Chapman, Eda Herzog-vitto, Andrew Kaplan, Olivia Feal, Chloerose Bree D’Orazio, Andrea Cetra Middle Row: Benjamin Sternhall, Faith Peder­ son, Harrison Lipton, Francesca Cretella, Matthew Longo, Charlie Burlingham Top Row: Ron Minsky, Belan Araujo Teixeira, Bonnie Glass Hausman, Sasha Schulman, Emani Stewart Missing: Sojia Monossom, Ian Tsang, Corine Auld (Head Teacher)

Dorthy 6c Claire9s First Grade Bottom Row: Raquel Orelowitz, Owen Kimmel, Noah Conley, Mindy Toro, Theo Hoff­ mann, Margret Wiggins, Claire Hart Middle Row: Emily Wil­ son, Amy Weiss-Meyer, Merikha Fletcher, Hon­ our Masters, Andre Blair, William Staso Top Row: Dorothy Mehler, Brooke Kranz, Mathew Avedon, Claire Rose, Freddy Millan,Jr., Molly Altreuter, Hannah Root, Alessandro Cretel­ la

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Jonathan Sc Jillian’s Second Grade Bottom Row: Leeron Hoary, liana Grunberg Weiss, Edward Duepher, Andes Blitz-Torres, Mabel Nash Greenberg, Molly Balsam, Ben Neuhaus, Erik Janer, Emma Vasta-Kuby Middle Row: Annalisa van den Bergh, Olivia Arden, Anthony Edwards-Zito, Luke Smith-Stevens, Claire Torn, Samuel Brooks, Sota Koike Top Row: Jonathan Mintz, Jillian Culver, Micheal Chan, Gabe Cook

Delia Sc Michelle’s Second Grade Bottom Row: Anna Kramer, Jimmy Rogers, Racheal Pradilla, Max Bledstein, Marissa Scherwin von Krosigk, Harry D’Agostino, Gre­ gory Cohen, Gaby Segal, Kelly Otterness Top Row: Michelle Davis, Kai Furbeck, Will Gibbons, Maura Grady, Will Chafkin, Vidushi Sahai, Paul de Konkoly Thege, Alison PoltonSimon

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Grace’s Third Grade Bottom Row: Justine Raymond Taylor, Alixeve Schram, Ethan Zein, Catty O’Donoqhue guasti, Armand Gomez, Lizzie Roberts, Thea Aguiar, Emma ZeigWinter, Simon Greenberg Top Row: Emily Ostrin, Tymor Hamamsy, Jessi­ ca Wilson, Henry Dwyer, Megan Biglin, Grace Cohen, Ryan Kim Zoe Harris, Eric Garment, Gloria Bardin, Rumur Dowling

Kelly’s Third Grade Bottom Row: Max Jacobson, Violeta Picayo, Gabe Coffey, Margo Pomelova, Kolonj Wal­ ters, Lola Lorber Top Row: Lindzay Wan­ ner, Craig Thompson, Sam Nebel, Kelly Bird, Oliver Klein, Alison Messina, Zander Nafman, Caroline Noona, Ettie Shnayer, Mariana Lopez, Charley Summers Missing: Delia Hernan­ dez


Hilary’s Fourth Grade Bottom Row: Jeffery Adler, Stefan Rosenburg, Molly Beigelman, Sydnee Gottlieb, Margot Krouwer, Milo Le Doux Top Row: Evynne Duckman, Rachel Kaufmann, Marc de Konkoly Thege, Christina Martin, Bren­ dan McCormick, Katie Goldberg, Andy Falencki, Krystal Hodge, Gemira Climer Back: Hilary Levey

Jessica’s Fourth Grade Bottom Row: Ella Saunders-Crivello, Dashiell Lunde, Sarah Keljikian, Monet Braithwaite, Sylvia Altreuter, Thomas Paraskeva, Alexandra Dumas, Shanaye Jeffers Top Row: Ana Ratner, Camelia Azcona-Montalvo, Alexander Lowy, Nell Jocelyn, Hannah Dunne Back: Jessica Levine

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Heather’s Fifth Grade Top Row: Hanna Zien Ally Cowan-Krause Nick Heller Zack Weber Lucy Poe Heather Brandsetter Julia Chafkin Karen Katz Danielle Zaragoza Alex Janies Bottom Row: Beni Metsch Chris Rouger Ian Cohan-Shapiro Michele Balsam Doug Raymond Peter Cunningham Brooke Murray Matthew Albert

Susan’s Fifth Grade Top Row: Caravaggio Loria Margot Protzel Shelley Kopolovich Sara Wyatt Nina Cochran Taylor Hederman Sena Ito Susan Mellon Christopher Lipinski Kieren James-Lubin Philip Hammack Bottom Row: Sam Heiserman Jesse Highstein Bella Klein Kamillah Aklaff Kortney Hartz Lily Wiggins Violet O’Neill Sebastian Slayter

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Kate Moore’s Sixth Grade Top Row: Cathy Martinez-Greenburg Sarah Arden Citizen Sigmund Lily Feinn Antonio Chia Pietro Clemente Kate Moore Henry Ellis Bottom Row: Sophia Schechner Alex Strada Marley Gibbons Ashley Walters Jon Schneier Spencer Leopold-Cohen Missing: Chloe Paraskeva Taka Koike

Martha’s Sixth Grade Back Row: Andrea Clemente, Lucas Satin Rainey Middle Row: Noah Sil­ verman, Elizabeth Aakre, Katie Berkman, Elizabeth Kester, Martha Edelson (teacher), Lindsay Caspi, Marley Stone, Victoria Vreeland Front Row: Javier Picayo, Ian Janer, Zack Garlitos, Frank Savits, Margo Schneier Absent: Carrie Finkelstein

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Sarah’s Seventh Grade Top Row: Lisa Adjei Sarah Sherman Bibeane Metsch Analisa Cipriano Jesse Smith Taneil Moncion 2nd Row: Adrienne Lazes Hannah Jocelyn Alicia Fuss 3rd Row: Janathan Segal Meredith Martin Josh Adams Chris Pae David Devallon Bottom Row: Sarah Barlow Jesse Rappaport Nick Bloom-Scaglione Drew Herman

Noni’s 7th Grade Top Row: Jeffrey Manian Jacob Messina Leah Plasse Gabi Picayo Chris Perry Noni Thomas Sasha Okshteyn Laura Protzel Gregston Hurdle Aislinn Luk Alison Wiggins Bottom Row: Jacob LeDoux Nina Stuart Anastasia Aguiar Emma Eisneberg Julia Greenberg Kelly Hartz

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8* Grade

Top Row: Jona Falencki, Alison Fairbrother, Jaclyn London, Jenna Weir, Jenessa Calvo-Friedman, Rafael Hines, Molly Tarlov, Kendra Krueger, Alex Rickard, Fred Beebe, Victor Kerlow, Jill and Joan (teachers). Middle Row: Anna Stone, Reed Vreeland, Endira Ferrara, Nick Brown, Abigail Davis, Marina Heintze, Maeve D’Arcy. Bottom Row: Ann Blake, Alexandra Rickard, Louis Moser, Emily Bear, Natalia Tylim, Julia Burlingham, Dylan Clark. Missing: Justin Cohan-Shapiro, Isaiah Pinckney, Louisa Pillot, Jason Salmon, Emma Spear-Brodsky.


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WHAT DID YOU SAY, 8TH GRADE?

SANDRA

Come here Peetree!

EMMA

Cause I crack myself up.

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Don’t call me Peetree!

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MARINA

Siiick.

JASON

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MOLLY

Score one for Molly!

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VICTOR

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NATALIA It’s not fair!

RAFAEL ALISON

JENNA Hold this.

DYLAN

I am the walrus.

NICK ABBY

That’s heinous. Are there going to be balloons at the dance?

in large groups. ISAIAH

Yesssss!

I don’t have a quote!

Somebody arrest me, because it must be a crime to look this good!

Hahaha...oh EMILY

Firemen!

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Joe Mama...

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Oh Damn!

KENDRA

Pokemon!

LOUIS

Joy!!

ALEX

Ladies, please!

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what now?!?

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Last Will and Testament Alyssum:

I leave an even bigger disco ball in the PAC.

Najah:

I leave to the student body the ability to camouflage.

Emma G:

A gift certificate to a spa.

Janelle:

I leave to the school the back table.

Mara:

I leave the chairs to the back table.

Derrick:

I leave to the school a bronze statue of wood and to Janet I leave my pig.

Roxanne:

I leave my supposed implants.

Nicole:

I leave to the juniors “In The Black�.

Jackson:

I leave to the school my luxurious flannel wardrobe.

Zanelia:

I leave to the school my attitude.

Emmanuel:

I leave my basketball.

Eli:

I leave my hair.

Alex Sareyani: I leave to the school my fat. Jovan:

I leave The payphone.

Tim:

I leave Emilie my roll as Resident Hallway Singer and I leave to the school my magic wand of gayness.

Emma S.S:

I leave my llama scent.

Nick:

I leave nothing; no one can fill my shoes.

Kevin:

I just leave.


9th Grade Top Row: Ian Patrick Eliza C. Mahoney Luis Lopez 2nd Row: Ricky Panson Sarah Tolzmann Hal Fuchsman Angela Lowe Lindsay Wilkinson Matthew Spiegel Bud Meijer 3rd Row: Dana Peterson Ariel Cohen Jenna Smith Jessie Euell Victoria Pringle Curtis Albucher Abmar Galvan Bottom Row: Peter Dunn Jason Bryant Casey Starr Brett Ellison

Top Row: Moses Charitable Akim St. Omer Juan Carlos Rojas Ashley Hudson Daniel Zarr Danny Strong 2nd Row: Robin Chavers Toni Mayo Shayna Jeffers Leonardo Urbina Pinky Fung Britton Mendenhall Deborah Raji Andres Carter Bottom row: Kim Max Althea Bardin Rosina Roa Alina Picayo Jessica Dolan Lydia Weil Justin Beck Missing: Catherine Cruz

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11th Grade Top Row: Amber Banks Princess Myrie Nejim Grant Morgan Cousins Simone Withers Eden MacKenzie Gabriela Salgado 2nd Row: Catherine Lau Nora Cosbey Sen Mett Obi TreZure Taylor Deborah Sklar Gabrielle Ruiz Chelsea Jane Crowell Bottom Row: Melissa Aldwell Carlos Heim Dan Levin Ana P. Dios Ben Solomon Julia Willoughby Nason Helena Teply-Figman Missing: Domino Kirke Janeth Cruz Filippo Chia Phoebe Deutsch

12th Grade Top Row: Emma Smith-Stevens Eli Smith Stephen Hewitt Mara Tischler Janelle Hughes Jovan Vanzant Nicole Marx Nicholas Movshon Jackson Smith 2nd Row: Najah Poole Derrick Croswell Roxanne Marie Zanelia V. Noel Andrea Pollack Alex Neroulias Alexander Sanz Marc Herman Bottom Row: Emma Genevich Emanuel J. Bain Jodie Ince Keren Cortese Alyssum Gluck Benjamin Homrighausen Timothy Jones-Yelvington Missing: Hilary Hardy

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Top Nine Misconceptions of El!!!! 1) It is a school, not an expensive sociological experiment 2) It is progressive, in any sense of the word. 3) The teachers are ’friends’ with all the students. 4) Micah is really a student.

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What’s Not

Designer tags on your bag

Marker tags on your bag

North Faces

Busted Faces

Fake personalities

Fake nails

Lesbianism

Lesbianism in the first floor bathroom during lunch

Carlos

Juan Carlos

Big Butts

Big Teeth

Yuppie Drugs

Hippie drugs

SoHo

Chelsea

9th Graders Being expelled from school

9th Graders being accepted within the school

The Dali Lama

Dali and Llama

King St.

Queens

Nick

The other Nick

Sweating Hil

Hiking Mountains

Catching buffs in school

Catching ‘Buffy’ on the WB

Playing Domino

Playing Cards

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Greatest Fear

Sometimes I go back To the insecurity closet I open the door Just to see what's inside And there I am Still cowering in the corner Shaking with fear To speak my mind And as I stand In the security Closet I shake with fear I'll turn around And be locked in again Tim Jones-Yelvington

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I remember the day when I received my very own chair just my size when I was nine years old, Made by my father's hands. Made from an old spruce tree Its colour is not a deep brown colour, but a beige colour like a tanned person's skin. I never got splinters from it either, the chair is smooth like ice from being beaten with sand paper. It has it's own seat right next to the fireplace which blows out dark coloured soot making half the chairs body black, I remember feeling like a queen In that chair that was just my size. Victoria Pringle

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n “Squirrel” A fluffy creature that sat. On my bed. Watching over me. A squirrel; Stuffed, Yet real...to me. The rare redness of him Made him all the more Interesting. Quiet and sophisticated. Always my friend. Letting me be me. I talked; He listened, while Rating the acom that wasn’t there. The comfort, of having A friend always with me. And the joy of it being him. Squirrel. He was to be with me forever. Only until I got tired Of using him as a seat, or playing With him. Life seemed endless with Him. And after he vanished from the sight of All around him, death came into focus. His vibrant mellowness of squirrelism Seemed to disappear after leaving him On the floor for an hour or two, unattended. The world that he had meant to me. Only ‘til the young age of seven, was Gone, forever. My companion. Friend, Pal, left without me to live another life. And then and only after that Crucial Point of no hope, did life become... Empty, Without squirrel... forever, Until the mystery unfolds The secrets Of my “Squirrel.” Ian Patrick

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Smooth as Silk My words feel like Heaven As they are dismissed Like the woman who call me sistah Black women Who grasp at their skin Holding men between their Thighs And try to wonder why Men never look into their eyes For true beauty lies between The lies of men

Skin that lay in the back of their Minds

The women call me sistah As I sing in mellow tunes As their asses have slowly become tombs Because of the men that love them They call me sistah, Out of untold words that Bring a sudden glory of Death They call me sistah, Under headwraps that Cover snakes of hidden secrets

They bathe in salts That makes their rotting Flesh seem pure, with Engraved parker pen writings On their Inner thigh As their men realize It was not his name.

They call me sistah hoping that I Will turn and forgive them For dripping Oils on their bodies That broke them down To the tasteless ghetto societies They yell “hey girl” out Loud down streets Hoping that I will turn around

They call me sistah, as I walk Down the street, Knowing I more than a dime Bag, nickel bag Waiting to be sold

Black women Call me sistah, cause They fear like blown balloons of being popped Like their men They call to dicks In jeans That sell drugs to their daughters They call to feet in Tim’s That have crushed their hopes, No slaughtered Black women call me sistah Cause I am who they once Were Distorted by Media of unknown welfare recipients And how the mother killed her son And scalding pots of brown

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They call me sistah Cause I have tolled My words for great proverbs On lonely nights I don’t bury men out of my fright For love They walk around fearing the space Of words And time. They count on fifth beats, And they walk like they own streets When beats is time, and Time is rhyme And rhyme is Mine, sistah. Morgan Cousins


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REALITY

Jovan

An Attorney

Johnny Cochran’s mistress

Alex Sanz

A NYPD Officer

Rent-A-Cop

Alex N.

A Famous Artist

To sew labels on to fake Prada shirts in a Chinatown sweatshop

Alex Sareyani

Yanni

Yanni

Nick

To be James Brown

...the miracle of reconstructive surgery?

Tim

To promote racial and sexual equaility throughout the world

To marry a 300 lb. woman named Krystal Jean and sell tractors in Muncie, Indiana

Ben

Screenwriter

Serve 3 consecutive life sentences for murder at Rikers

Kevin

To dance to the Latin beat

To dance to the Latin beat at Chippendale’s

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Nothing

Even less

Roxanne

Euro-trash

Trailer-trash

Janelle

Wants to gain the power of speech

Will never utter a word

Andrea

To get out of Jersey

Will work at the Lincoln Tunnel

Derrick

To drive a pink ‘59 Caddy

Will achieve his goal by being the first Avon man

Jodie

To be a registered nurse

“But, but, but...”

Alyssum

Wants to be quiet

Will forever be loud

Stephen

Baptist preacher

One of those nuts on 42nd St.

Emanuel

NBA Player

Just short of the mark

Eli

The next great folk guitarist

Will get thrown in jail for his pinko leftist views

Emma G

Wants to win the Noble Prize for Literature

The 99 cents section in Barnes & Nobles

Emma SS

Wants to be a llama

Will be a llama

Jackson

AAHH!!!

TCHII!

Nicole

Wants to be something constructive

Will read poetry to her 38 emaciated cats

Najah

Wants to be a web-page designer

Will sell her body for money on the net

Mara

A genetecist at a bio­ engineering firm

Human guinea pig at said engineering firm

Zanelia

Wants to be jolly

NEVER!!!


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Shoutouts -I'd like to give a shoutout to Wu-Tang, For all of their various Wu Bangers, And for making hip-hop survive. -I’d like to give a special shoutout to Frank and Darnel, because you helped me through every hard time that I’ve had, and I hope both of your careers will be the futures that you've hoped for. -To Miss Massachusetts, you've confused me long enough. Give me some answers!!. What is so special about Columbia? I need to know. -To Ms SJ-11:30, Why does it have to be This way? Answer that one Question for me. I have one More question. Did you actually, Or didn't you? You know about Jj The way I feel About you, so I won't say it here. -To Morgan, Princess, Jovan, Jenna, Angie, TreZure, Zanelia, Janelle, SenMett, Lindsay, Debra: As l said in my previous Senior Page, I think you All are good people and Fine young ladies. I wish I could've known you all better. -To Janeth and Catherine, you are two great girls, you always knew how to make

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-To Hum Chop, Big Alex, and Fleet Admiral Smith, you are the splitting image of Emanuel, Stephen and I. You heads are mad funny, and it is your responsibilty To teach everyone in Mi. Of the Gangsta Lean, the Gangsta Strut.

-To Juan: You are my compadre, we better play baseball together, and when Me, you and Stephen are in college together, we will dominate the wrestling ring. You Are the most hilarious wrestling And GP fan I've ever known. We'll KIT for sure. -Danny, Akim, Andres, and Moses, you better KIT w/me.


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Well yall. Its finally over. Four years of unrestricted (well maybe a little) mayhem with a side order of education. I’d like to thank the other members of the Triple S, Alexander and Alex for an unforgettable 4 years. I got enough stories to write a book . I’d also like to thank Eli for sharing my taste in music and being always ready to jam. Mom, thanks for being there for me, and I’ll pay you back the 80k tuition some day. And to the crew in Michigan, Rob thanks for being my best friend, even though I’ve been in NYC most of the time. And your family deserves mention here too, Kelly :), and Mr. and Mrs Hoover. Freddie, remember big Moe.Vernon, your ripped, keep it up. Bob you’re the man. Sandy and Jackie thanks for constant accommidations. Rico, Butchy, Bobby, and even David....GULP! Buddy(Grampa) I promise I learn some Bill Monroe. The rest of My family. Mark and family, what a constant drama. And to the rest of the Michigan crew, Keri, Sarah,Jenny,Tom, Dave (Double Happiness), Amad, Erin, Dominic, Kevin, Kevin, Tim, Sean, the Schalls, that dude at 7-11, the Lakeview Highschool football team, and everyone else I’m forgetting... Tm coming home Boys! And the rest of the NYC crew,JESSE!!!,Jack, Steven .Phillip, Jessica, Huey and Andrew, Adrian and Henriet, THE ROOSTER, Tom, Tony, J..D.,Lenny, 0, Patti and Jesse, and Vicky, Its been real. So to those of you who know I would have mentioned you If I would have remembered, sorry, but thanks. And to everyone else, I probably didn’t like you!!! Ahhhhh!!!!!


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First, l would like to thank God for bringing me this far and for giving me the strength to get through all of my problems. To my parents: thank you for showing me how to be inde­ pendent and not settling for second best. Two my sisters: Marsha, my twin, you are the best friend and big sister anyone can have. Thank you for the long talks, and the advice. I know that your just looking out for me. You’ll make it, you know it and l know it. Don’t let any­ body tell you otherwise. Makia: never, ever change. You have always kept me laughing, even when I don’t feel like it. Tanty & family: I love you so much. You have always been there for me and have never backed down for anybody. To my friends, you know who you are, I need not mention the names, you have always been therefor me. Thank you for looking out for me and making sure we get through the day sane. I love you. And the rest of my family, thanks for being my backbone. I appreciate it.


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