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ITH HER FAMILY EVERY YEAR OVER WINTER BREAK. HER FAMILY TOOK BOAT RIDES ON THE EVERGLADES, PLAYED VOLLEYBALL ON THE B

IPOD. • SENIOR DANIEL JOHNSON DROVE A YELLOW AND BLACK, 2000 SUZUKI GFXR MOTORCYCLE. HE HAD DRIVEN IT SINCE HE WAS 1 SENIOR ADS 281


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EMOTIONAL VICTORY

Following a buzzer-beater shot in the last three seconds of the boys substate game against Lawrence Freestate, senior John Hart prepares to rush the court. The game qualified the team for the state competition in Emporia, Kansas. “I don’t think we had led [the game] once until [Senior Marcus] Webb’s buzzer-beater shot,” Hart said. “Emotion took over and everyone unanimously decided to rush the court. I think a lot of the seniors were really excited to go back to Emporia because it was the last time they would be able to go.” Photo by Alysabeth Albano.

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1 EVAN ANDERSON 12 >> 311 fan “I’ve been a fan of 311 since seventh or eighth grade. I just like their genre, which is alternative, punk rock music. I have all of their CDs, and I’ve been to two of their concerts.” SEE ALSO: PAGES 284 – 285

2 ALLY MCCARTHY 12 >> actress

SEE ALSO: PAGES 322 – 323

3 LOGAN GAGE 12 >> swimmer “I swim for Kansas City Country Club in the summers. I’ve been swimming for 12 years, since I was six or seven. My favorite stroke is backstroke. I’m going to try to be a swim coach for another country club team in the summer.”

THAT 70S FLOAT

Above: Near the end of the Lancer Day float parade, senior Amanda Marland cheers along with the rest of her squad. Like the rest of the varsity squad, Marland dressed in 70s clothing, including tied-died shirts and tinted sunglasses. “The varsity squad usually wears the most elaborate outfits,” Marland said. “I didn’t go to school that day to work on the float, so it was very entertaining.” Photo by Rachel English.

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“I act in commercials and do independent films. I’ve been in the Cannes Film Festival for the movie ‘A Room with an Ear.’ I was the lead role, the secretary. I’ve also done commercials for the Kansas City Power and Light District. I’ve been really involved in theater and movies my whole life. It’s the only passion I have.”

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4 SCOTT JOHNSON 12 >> movie fanatic “I love movies; I probably have 100. My favorite movie is ‘Super Troopers.’ I watch movies in my screening room, which has reclining seats, a big screen, cup holders and surround sound.” SEE ALSO: PAGES 364 – 365

“I’ve been collecting coins for about eight years. I have some that are from different countries and some from the U.S. that are just really old. I have some from Belize, England, Prague and I think Australia. Some are from visits [I make] and others are from family members or friends.”

DIPPING LOW

Above: During a performance, seniors Nathan Kline and Virginia Roche dip towards the floor. Kline and Roche rehearsed their routine during practices leading up to the assembly. “The more experienced people teach the unexperienced people,” Kline said. “It’s exciting to learn new things, and the adrenaline rush is great during performances.” Photo by Ellen Frizzell.

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5 WHITNEY KRAFT 12 >> coin collector

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6 CLARK SVET 12 >> day-dreamer “I spend most of the time staring at the ceiling in my room. I just sort of go into my own little universe and basically create rules. It’s just how I think, how I do things. I take all the laws of nature and physics and change them and see what I can do with it.” SEE ALSO: PAGES 438 – 439

REAL POLITIK

Above: While practicing the guitar, senior David Hobart watches the other band members to stay on beat. He played for Real Politik, a band consisting of a number of SME seniors. “I played seriously for two years,” Hobart said. “When I was in a band [Real Politik], it was fun to put all the instruments together and make a cool sound.” Photo by Rachel English.

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A T E FRISBEE WITH HIS FRIENDS. HE USUALLY PLAYED A FEW TIMES A WEEK, WHENEVER THE WEATHER WAS NICE. HE TYPICAL L

Y PLAYED IN THE AFTERNOONS, AFTER SCHOOL. • SENIOR LAUREN GRUENEBAUM ALWAYS VISITED MARCO ISLAND WI

YEARS OLD. THE FARTHEST THAT HE DROVE WAS TO LAWRENCE. • SENIOR CAMERON YOUNG LOVED TO PLAY ULTI M 280 SENIOR ADS


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ITH HER FAMILY EVERY YEAR OVER WINTER BREAK. HER FAMILY TOOK BOAT RIDES ON THE EVERGLADES, PLAYED VOLLEYBALL ON THE B

IPOD. • SENIOR DANIEL JOHNSON DROVE A YELLOW AND BLACK, 2000 SUZUKI GFXR MOTORCYCLE. HE HAD DRIVEN IT SINCE HE WAS 1 SENIOR ADS 281


Courageous~LaLa~Musical

Genuine~Bundle of Joy~Books~Art

Sweetpea~Spirit~Muffet~Animals All that you hope for, all that you dream of, all that makes you happy, that’s what we wish for you!

Laura Allen

Love you always, Dad, Mom, Doug and Jimny ‘07

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers... Henry V

Stephen Michael Chad Brian John Allen, Simpson, Nichols, Hart, and Cray

Andy Live - Love - Laugh and Keep Smiling.

You have inspired us all.

We are proud of you. Love, Dad, Mom, Mark (‘07),and Kelly

Andrew Allen 282 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I taught myself to play the piano and the cello. There is a piano at my church and I try to play two to five times a week for four hours,� Laura Allen said.

Chad

What an incredible gift from God you are to us! Much Love, Mom, Dad, Chris and James

Arise, shine, for thy lightfromisIsaiah come! 60 (Choraliers-Carnegie Hall, Febrary 11, 2007)

Chad Allen SENIOR ADS 283


Evan

Enjoy your journey wherever your dreams may lead you. We are proud of who you are and what you believe!

Brady, we are so thankful for your heart of service and your love for family and friends.

Mom & Dad

Brady Anderson

We’ll always be behind you.

Love, Dad, Mom, Lane & Libby Evan Anderson

Congratulations Megan-

We are so proud of all your accomplishments. But most of all, thanks for the joy you have brought into our lives.

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

We Love You Mom, Dad, Michael, and Tucker

Megan Alley 284 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I draw abstract drawings in my notes during class. If it’s cool, I fill up whole sheets and frame them,” Hannah Anderson said.

Hannah, We know you are “Here to live out loud so”... Learn Lots.Play Hard.Dream Big.Live Happy.

Love Always, Dad, Mom, Matt, Noah, and Sam

Hannah Anderson SENIOR ADS 285


Paige,

Wishing you a life that continues to be full of

Singing

Dancing

Learning We could not be more proud. Love always, Mom and Dad Paige C. Anderson 286 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I know almost everything about gourmet cheese. I think French cheeses are the best because they have the best flavor,” Paige C. Anderson said.

What you are is God’s gift to you... what you become is your gift to God.

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile” From “Annie”

Paige Paige E. Anderson SENIOR ADS 287


Cousins by birth, Friends for

life!

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” ~Helen Keller

Love,

Mom, Dad, and Madelyn ‘04

Paige and Brady Anderson

Kit Andreson 288 SENIOR ADS

Emily Atchison


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>> “[Until middle school] I was pretty much addicted to this show The Beetle Borgs. I was a Beetle Borg fantic,” Brady Anderson said.

“Turns out not where but who you’re with that really matters.” Dave Matthews Band Barker, Bartow, Cook, Faerber, Jandl, Leek, Norton, Shackelford, Weltner

“Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won!” -Dr. Seuss

You bring us joy every day!! We are so proud of all you have accompished and can’t wait to see what’s next. Love you bunches and bunches Kristin Barker

Mom and Dad

SENIOR ADS 289


Sam Barker

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Genius will not. Education will not. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

-Calvin Coolidge You are living proof – keep it up!

Love,

Mom, Pat, Carrie, Katie, John, Dad and Regina Sam Barker You don’t have to be a billionare to get a ticket to the moon... you’re too legit to quit bro! Love, Adam

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. You are a dream come true! Josh Barlow 290 SENIOR ADS

Love, Mom and Dad


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>> “I have always been afraid of the dark. I have a night light and I keep my light or TV on while I sleep,” Sam Barker said.

Shoot for the moon!

You’ll always be a star!

Go for it Katie! Love,

Mom, Dad, Sandy, Elliott, Tim and Samantha

Katie Bartow SENIOR ADS 291


Michelle I am so incredibly lucky to have you as my little sister and best friend! I am super proud of you and love you bunches and bunches!

Congratulations Baby Cakes! Linds ‘02 Kristin Barker

Mary Bauer

Elizabeth,

Love what you do, do what you love. Be your own motivator and you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished so far, we are looking forward to what is still to come.

Don’t stop dancing and smiling.

EB,

We will miss having you around, don’t go too far away! We love you! Hallie and Caroline

Elizabeth Beck 292 SENIOR ADS

Love, Mom & Dad


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>> “I’m really into water sports. [At my grandparents’] lake house in the Ozarks, I get up every morning around six or seven to practice,” Ali Fisher said.

Belinder Elementary

Lancers (and Braves) we will always be.

Belinder Elementary School SENIOR ADS 293


Nick Benge

“ Dream as if you’ll live forever,

live as if you’ll die tomorrow.” -James Dean

Megnut, no matter what ups and downs life throws at you, may your dreams never cease and your spirit never die. We know you’re going to do great things in life. ~ Mom, Tom, Chloe, and Gucci Congratulations! We love you! Meghan Benson 294 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I love country music. I’ve been to Keith Urban concerts four times,” Anne Berry said.

Anne

We are very proud of the person you are. We know you are ready to take on all of life’s adventures.

Anne Berry

Love you Mom and Dad

Christina

.... always looking at the world from your own wonderful, unique perspective..... and always with a smile and a heart full of love. ~Your very proud family~

Mom, Hi, Penn, Hilary, and Steve

Christina Beynon SENIOR ADS 295


Parker,

be: Woof! Sam Lancers we will ever-Murphy

Samantha Benson

Rachel Birkenmeier 296 SENIOR ADS

Thank-you for so many beautiful memories and for making us such proud parent Love you forever Mom and Dad

Parker Blomeyer


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>> “I have a total fetish for Eeyore. I found awesome Eeyore slippers and I guess it kind of snowballed from there,� Samantha Benson said.

Congratulations Madison & Jennifer!

Dare to Dream We love you!!

Madison Blankenship and Jennifer Meara SENIOR ADS 297


Sam, thanks for being...

Helpful

Serious

Scholarly

Artistic

Exuberant

Determined

Athletic

But mostly, thanks for being just who you are. Now, get a job and start supporting...

Your Parents

Sam Bolanovich 298 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I collect left handed guitars. I’ve collected them ever since I started playing. [Right now] I have eight,” Ryan Dinyer said.

Lauren Bowles

Ryan Dinyer SENIOR ADS 299


It’s hard to find people that will love you no matter what. I was lucky enough to find two of them.

Dear Mishelka:

Dance through life! We love you very much Brandmeyer, Mahoney, and McGuire

Jack-

“Nothing is Impossible to a Willing Heart”

You are the best! We love you! Mom & Dad Annie (05) Mary(16) Ellie (17)

Jack Booton 300 SENIOR ADS

Mom and Tom

Michelle Braslavsky


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>> “I really like watching International Soccer. [My favorite team is] Liverpool. They have a slogan, ‘You’ll never walk alone.’ It’s inspiring,” Jack Booton said.

Emily Brandmeyer SENIOR ADS 301


Briarwood School Class of 2009

Paige Anderson

Anne Berry

Christina Beynon

Rachel Birkenmeier

Steven Born

Alexi Brown

Kyle Buck

Max Chao

Olivia Chao

Emma Collins

Vimla Dayal

Ryan Dinyer

Zach Foley

Chris Fotopolous

Jim Frederick

Jacey Gorman

Lauren Gruenbaum

Taylor Harris

Cara Henegar

Laura Kaufman

Jarret Kirk

John Kurtz

Jennifer Latshaw

Matt LaVoie

Allyson Leach

Allie Marquis

Patrick Mayfield

Elizabeth McDonald

Morgan Myers

Michael Olson

Leah Pickett

Sean Reynolds

Chris Roland

Kathryn Rush

Margaret Schmidt

Jacob Selby

Olivia Seick

Alex Sixta

Pat Sixta

Jim Stanton

Kassie Stanton

Jonathan Steifel

Audrey Wadood

Kyle Waisner

Clark Waldon

Jacob Walters

Marcus Webb

Curtis Wells

Jonathan Zeiger

Briarwood Elementary School 302 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I got into sewing because I’m taking fashion at Broadmoor. Usually I sew six dresses every other week,” Allyson Leach said.

Brookwood Seniors Class of 2009

Brookwood Elementary School SENIOR ADS 303


We’ve been from Keystone to St. Louis, Texas to Mexico, because “some roads aren’t meant to be travelled alone.”

Alexi Brown and Leah Pickett

Alexandra Brown 304 SENIOR ADS

Andrea Brown


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>> “I got lost on our [DECA] trip to New York City. [When] the group went to the Empire State Building, I walked back to the hotel,” Laura Brown said.

Andrea Brown

Laura Brown SENIOR ADS 305


Laura Brown and Olivia Chao

Remember the PAST, live in the PRESENT,

and look forward to the FUTURE,

Chip,

You are the BEST!! We love you, Now, show ‘em what you got!

All our love, MOM & RACHEL (2005) Chip Cantor 306 SENIOR ADS


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>> “Over the summer I went to Israel for six weeks, and I trained with the Israeli army for two weeks. We traveled the whole country,” Chip Cantor said.

ALEX

In your journey through life, remember we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just the way we play the hand. You have what it takes, now grab it!

Congratulations! We love you,

Mom and Dad Brooke, Hayley and Adam

Alex Bublitz SENIOR ADS 307


Congratulations Edie! I couldn’t have asked for a better daughter. I am so proud of you. Wherever your life’s journey takes you, my house will always be your home.

You’ve already traveled halfway around the world and we can’t wait to see what you’re up to next! We love you and don’t ever change!

Mom, Dad, Marek (‘06), Olivia (‘13)

Best Wishes and Love, Mom

Peter Brzozowski

Edie Cao

Kelsey,

Oh, the places you’ll go! Kid, you’ll move mountains!

Kelsey Carothers 308 SENIOR ADS

Love,

Mom, Dad, and Nick


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>> “Last summer I went to Australia because I have cousins there. The scenery and the lifestyle was my favorite thing,� Peter Brzozowski said.

Our little Angel from Heaven has spread her wings. We are so proud! Love, Mom, Dad, Kirsten, and Kelsey

As you graduate from SM East, we wish you good luck and success and may all you dreams come true. Love, Grandma and Grandpa Chadd

Graduation is a celebration of a New beginning. Our Support and love will always be with you.

Love Always, Grandma and Grandpa Petrowski

Stephanie Chadd

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Cari, May the sun shine all day long, everything go right, and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!

Love,

Mom & Holly

One sings... one tries. One belly flops... the other dives. Total opposites, but they say... Opposites attract and two halves make one. Two sisters, one label: Best Friends.

Legna Cedillo and Logan Kline

Cari Chestnut

- Love Much - Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much - Live Well -

My Dear Legna,

We are so happy that you are chasing your dreams and achieving your goals. We will always be here for you, encouraging you to fly and grow. We feel so lucky to have you as a daughter and sister. You’ve been the greatest joy and blessing - please, always find your way back home. Keep singing your way through life.

with Love and Pride,

Mom, Dad, Irving (‘07) and Sean (‘12)

Love Much - Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much - Live Well -

Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much - Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much - Live Well - Laugh Often -

Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much - Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much - Live Well - Laugh Often Legna Cedillo 310 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I competed in a ballroom dance competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I won and got a trip to go to Palm Springs, Florida,” Cari Chestnut said.

chamber singers

Is There Another Way • Il est bel et Bon• If Music be the Food of Love• God Jul The Christmas Song• Home in the Heartland• Sing We and Chant It Frozen December • Emily Dickinson Songs• Simple Gifts A New Day•Think of Me• What we have once Enjoyed

2008•2009

Mr. Foley•Sarah•Jonathan•Katie•Ross•Maureen•Colin•Paige E.•Reed

Harper•Ashton•Eric•Legna•Sam

Chad•Lois•Gran•Callie•Brian•Ashley

Stewart•Paige C. •Andrew•Jane•Noah•Samantha

Altos

Bases

Tenors

Sopranos

Seniors!

“If music be the food of love, sing on, sing on, sing on...” Chamber Singers

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Olivia

“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big”

Follow your Heart and Fly

Olivia Chao 312 SENIOR ADS

LOVE, Dad, Mom, Emily and Jessica

-unknown


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>> “I’ve been snowboarding for about five years. Snowboarding has always been a passion of mine because it helps me forget my worries,” Olivia Chao said.

Winn

We love your competitiveness, maturity, sense of humor, curiosity, and confidence. Thanks for 18 great years! Love, Mom, Dad, Katelin and Kirsten

Winn Clark SENIOR ADS 313


Reed From “branch” trucks to post hardcore music we’ve marveled at every minute of you! With much love and great pride, Mom, Claire (‘06) and Lauren (‘08)

Reed Cody

Congratulations, Trent!

We are so proud of the young man you have become; and your many talents and accomplishments! Go forth in life knowing you will always have our love, support and blessings. Love, Your Family

May the sun shine, all day long, Everything go right, and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, And may all the wishes you wish come true!

Trent Coffin 314 SENIOR ADS

‘Irish Blessing’


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>> “I write and draw by hand cartoons that I film. It’s something I want to do for a living,” Trent Coffin said.

Well if you want to sing out, sing out And if you want to be free, be free ’Cause there’s a million things to do You know that there are (Cat Stevens)

Congratulations, Emma! You’re beautiful and spirited. Always be true to you. Love, Mom, Dad, and Perry (‘04) Emma Collins SENIOR ADS 315


“Maybe we could be each others soul mates. And then we could just let men be just these great nice guys to have fun with.”-SATC

Emma Collins, Lindsey Goins, Kelly Greenfield, Carly Haflich, Margaret Schmidt, Mallory Stevenson 316 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’m excited for college because I’m going to nursing school. I’ve always been interested in nursing because I love working with people,” Marianne Collins said.

Marianne, You are my baby of our family and you have brought great joy to all of us. With you we were able to once again enter that precious little girl world of doll barbies, tea parties, barbies, dress up, and your wonderful zest for life. We have treasured every minute with you. We knew the time would fly by but still we are flabbergasted that you, our baby, have become a young woman. Your future is ahead of you and we will always be right behind you cheering you on. We love you bug! Mom, Dad, Amy, Matt, and Brooke

Marianne Collins SENIOR ADS 317


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

To Kate-

Our beauty, our joy, our girl. Love always,

Mom and Dad Katherine Collison

More Than Anything... My Wish For You... Is That Your Dreams Stay Big And Your Worries Stay Small Rascal Flatts

We Love You So Much!! Mom & Dad Cal ‘06 Emily ‘13 & Jazzy Matt Cooney 318 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I like to listen to country – anything but rap and hip-hop. Rascal Flatts was my very first concert; when the music started I felt so excited,” Matt Cooney said.

Corinth Elementary School SENIOR ADS 319


Daniel-

We are proud of the young man that you have grown to be...

...and we know that your best is yet to come.

Johanna Cook

Daniel Cox

Peachy-Pie, We love you so much and are very proud of you. Love, Mom and Dad

Paige Cornwell 320 SENIOR ADS

Love, Mom and Dad


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>> “I visited all 48 connected states by the time I was 14 years old. [My family and I] drove to all of them. My favorite state is Michigan,” Daniel Cox said.

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves” James M. Barrie

Chase your dreams Hanna! We will love you always

Mom, Dad, Amy and Erin Hanna Cosgrove SENIOR ADS 321


Paige, “And...we’re hit.” I’ll miss you next year. Maybe. Love, Carl ‘10 Paige Cornwell

Curé of Ars 2005

S.M. East 2009 At the heart of it all... Jesus Curé of Ars 322 SENIOR ADS

John Hart Stephen Nichols Adam Wittbrodt Reed Cody Ally McCarthy Abba Goehausen Paige Kuklenski Annie McBee Peace Be With You


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>> “I’ve switched schools three times during high school. I went [to East] freshman year, then I went to South and then I came back here,” Adam Wittbrodt said.

You’ve outgrown our lap but not our hearts. Your smile, your talent and your drive will take you far. Work hard and don’t give up....you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. We love you and are so proud of you!

Mom and Dad

Thanks for being everything I could possibly want in a big brother. I will miss you so much. Love, Will

No matter where life leads us, you know I will always be there when you need me. Get out there and do the great things I know you’re destined to do. I’m proud to call you my little brother. Love always, Emily

Michael Cray SENIOR ADS 323


In my dream, the angel shrugged and said, If we fail this time, it will be a failure of imagination and then she placed the world in the palm of my hand. Be Great at Rhode Island!

Sydney Danner

Curran Darling 324 SENIOR ADS

We couldn’t be more proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad


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>> “I’m a huge math geek. My dad and I used to do math problems before bed, and I have taken almost every math class,” Christina Davis said.

Curran Darling

Christina Davis SENIOR ADS 325


“The Times They Are A-Changin” Bob Dylan

Laura, Keep on singing!

Ben,

We love you,

Enjoy the Journey!

Mom & Dad Love, Mom, Dad, & Emily Laura Darling

Benjamin Donovan

Christina Davis, Joanie Lindsey, and Lyndsey Seck 326 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’ve been on Academic Decathlon for three years. I wouldn’t say it’s a passion of mine but it’s definitely been an enjoyment,” Benjamin Donovan said.

May all your dreams come true! We love you Dave! Mom, Dad, Gracie, and Caroline David DeGoler You have made us proud!

Love,

Mom & Dad Alyx 2010 Jade 2013

Johnny Delgado SENIOR ADS 327


Congratulations Logan! We love you! Mom and Dad

Logan Dover

Marielle Eikhovd

Our Wish... That your dreams stay big and your worries stay small! Hannah Eggleston 328 SENIOR ADS

Mom, Dad, & Libby, with love Philippians 4:6-7


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>> “I’ve been playing bass since fifth grade. Playing really makes me feel better about life. I’m able to get away from whatever is going on,” Aden Eilts said.

We’ve loved watching every step of your life so far. Your sense of humor and the music in your soul have brightened our home. Fly high, Junior Bird Man!

Aden Eilts

We love you, Dad, Mom, and Mariah

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I saw Ali take them both...

Ali - you are funny, curious, brave and passionate. You are magnificent!

Love,

Mom, Dad & Sam (‘07) Alexandra Ellerbeck SENIOR ADS 329


Jordan Elliott

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Love, Eric Ellwood 330 SENIOR ADS

Mom & Dad


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>> “I love ‘The Little Mermaid.’ It’s my favorite Disney movie, but I used to watch it all the time. I loved Flounder because he was cute,” Tucker Nelson said.

Rachel,

Hitch your wagon to a star.

We Love You ! Mom, Dad, Austin and Matthew Rachel English

Friendship isn’t a big thing - It’s a million little things.

Rachel English and Tucker Nelson SENIOR ADS 331


“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun.’” -Author Unknown

“You’re the first one when things turn out bad You know I’ll never be lonely You’re my only one And I love the things I really love the things that you do You’re my best friend”

-Queen Rachel English and Camille Karro

Erik Ernst 332 SENIOR ADS

Cook, Faerber, Jandl, Norton, and Shackelford

A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. Thanks for all the memories. Love, Mom, Dad and Alisha


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>> “My average body temperature is 99.6, which is one degree higher than everybody else’s. I used to get out of elementary school because of it,” Erik Ernst said.

Amy, Congratulations on your senior year! Love, your little brother Michael Amy Esselman Rikki, You have brought so much Love and Light in our family Love, Mom, Dad, Colby and Corey

Let the beauty of what you Love be what you do Rikki Eymann SENIOR ADS 333


Cotton Candy, Family and Friends What a great life and so much to look forward to. We love you! Mom and Dad, Andrew and Elliot Lucy Faerber

Meg & Lucy Friends are a gift you will treasure for your life time!

We love you both

The Shackelford & Faerber Families

Lucy Faeber and Meg Shackelford 334 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’ve taken seven or eight art classes at the KC Art Institute. I started drawing in eighth grade, and I really like to draw people,” Joel Ferguson said.

Joel Ferguson

Four years of blood, sweat, and determination.

The Few. The Proud. The Seniors.

Football Seniors SENIOR ADS 335


To our Blair...

“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”

Who reaches for the stars. We are so proud!

-George Washington Carver

Love, Mom, Dad, Maggie & Mallory

Will Fisher

Love, Mom, Dad, Trevor and Erin Blair Fletcher

Ellen Riley

You’ve always been our Super Hero. Time to conquer the world!

With love, Mom, Dad, Annie (‘06) and David (‘11) Ellen Frizzell 336 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’ve lost 45 pounds since last year. I went from being the slowest person on the cross-country team to winning five medals,” Blair Fletcher said.

Chris Behind you, all your memories Before you, all your dreams Around you all who love you Within you all you need Congratulations Chris! You’ve accomplished so much, and still, the best is yet to come! May your life be blessed with as much joy and happiness as you’ve brought to our lives!

We’re all so very proud of you! Tons of love, Mom, Dad and Mimi You’re the best brother a sister could ever have! Thanks for always making me laugh and smile! “I’ve always looked up to you and always will!” I’ll miss you next year! Love you, Mimi

Chris Fotopoulos SENIOR ADS 337


Your goals are within your graspNever let go! We are so proud of you! With love, Mom and Dad

GOOD TIMES!

Chris Fotopoulos

David Gaeddert

Logan, The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.......Enjoy the journey! Love, Mom and Dad

Logan Gage 338 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’ve taken every art class at East. I express myself through my art, whether it’s a feeling or culture. I’m working on the ramps [this year],” Laedan Galicia said.

“When God made you, He used a special formula”

We Love You, Mom, Dad, and Family

Laedan Galicia

L ogros Obtendras, tus triunfos podras contar A mor y apoyo nuestro siempre lo tendras E sfuerzate por realizar todo lo que desees D isfruta la vida a plenitude, solo tenemos una A mate a ti mismo y ama a los demas N unca te des por vencido Dios siempre estara contigo SENIOR ADS 339


Hannah Banna-

You have grown to be a beautiful young lady. We know your future will be bright.

Congratulations and we love you Dad, Mom, Mallory (08), Lacey (13), & Grant (14) Hannah Gasaway 340 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I like chick flicks. I was the most sensitive chick-flick kid when I was young. ‘She’s All That’ with Freddie Prince Junior was my favorite,” Ben Gloe said.

Brother, best friend, hero, leader, a complete delight, we’ve treasured it all. We are proud of you and we love you very much.

Mom, Dad, Abigail, and Harrison

Benjamin Gloe SENIOR ADS 341


Logi,

Life goes by pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -Ferris Bueller

Love you!

Abigail

I give you more grief than you deserve, but that is my job as your big sister! Bottom line is, I love you and am proud of you. Prepare to have fun in college!

Love, Bailey Logan Gage

Benjamin Gloe

Holly, Every dad dreams of having a daughter like you. I am so proud. As you finish your time at East, we celebrate your contributions to your family and to your friends.

Love, Dad Princess... I love the way you make me laugh until I cry. It is such a joy to be your mother!

Love, Mom Congratulations! It seems like just yesterday that I was driving you to school. You’re graduating, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re still my little sister.

Love, your brother Rion (‘08) Holly Glynn 342 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I didn’t like chocolate until sixth grade. I really like milk chocolate because it is softer, but I don’t like dark chocolate because it is really bitter,” Holly Glen said.

Abba

Your smile lights up the world! Your future is so very bright! We love you!

Mom, Dad, Caroline, Camille

Abigail Goehausen

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

You are dearly loved...always Mom, Dad, and Dillon

Lindsey Goins SENIOR ADS 343


When you finally fly away, I’ll be hoping that I served you well, for all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell. But whatever road you choose, I’m right behind you, win or lose. Forever young. -Rod Stewart

We love you Jacey, Infinity and Beyond Mom and Dad

Jacey Gorman

Always remember how great it was to be a Lancer - good friends and good times. Love, Mom, Dad, Jennifer and Emily

Owen Gray 344 SENIOR ADS


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>> “My best friends brother taught me how to juggle. Sophomore year was when I started and I can do a lot of tricks,” Jacey Gorman said.

You have always had great focus & incredible drive. We look forward to the days ahead which will be the result of all your hard work. May your every dream come true! With all our love and support, Dad, Mom, Breana & Damian

We’re SO proud of you and we love you GALAXY!

Tommy Gray SENIOR ADS 345


“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” ~Jane Howard

Good luck, Kelly! We’ll miss you. Love, Cole, Caroline & Audrey Kelly Greenfield

“There are just some people in life who make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, & live a little better. Kelly Greenfield and Mallory Stevenson 346 SENIOR ADS

Best friends for 12 years & counting

Todd & Boss


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>> “I have a tattoo. It’s Picasso’s version of the peace sign. I saw it when I was in Spain and wanted something memorable,” Kelly Greenfield said.

Continue to live life to its fullest - with grace, a sharp wit and an open heart.

Kelly Greenfield

With love, Mom and Jay Dad and Amy Cole Grandma and Grandad SENIOR ADS 347


Be smart, Be safe, Be happy!

We love you “King

With the talents you have and the person you are the impossible will everyday lose ground.

Arthur”... Dad, Mom,

We love you.

Parker &

Mom, Dad & Claire

Perry Paxton Gross It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

-Shakespeare

Carly Haflich

Lynza,

Anne-

You’ve gone from our cute little girl to our independent foreign traveler. You’re on your way for more!

You have grown into an amazing person. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. We are very proud of you.

Love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mom and Grandma

Anne Haines 348 SENIOR ADS

Lynza Halberstadt


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>> “I like to cook. I really like to bake cakes. Now I am taking a class at Broadmoor,” Paxton Gross said.

“Life’s a beach, so sunny days and blue skies await you ‘Luv Bug,’ Surfs up - get out there and ride your wave to a future overflowing with laughter, wonder, and happiness. We’ll be waving at the shoreline.” Love, Mom, Dad, Danielle, & Yorkies Suki and Chloe

Lauren Gruenebaum

Congratulations Chelsea

Love, From All of Us Chelsea Hall SENIOR ADS 349


Gran, You Rock!

GaleFrom “shampoo” to Rockstar to Milton- you are quite a character.

Congratulations! Mom and Mal

Love always, Mom, Dad, Whitey Granville Hare

Gale Harrington

Katie, We’ve watched you grow in so many different ways! We are very, very, proud of all your hard work and all that you’ve done! We can’t wait to see your next BIG ADVENTURE!!!! Katie Horrell 350 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’m in three choirs – Men’s Choir, Chambers and Choraliers. I’m going to KU and minoring in vocal chords,” Granville Hare said.

Jordan Halsey “I get by with a little help from my friends...” -John Lennon

“I’ll remember every friendship, each kindness, and all of the fun... I’ll remember each of you.” -Jordan Jordan Halsey SENIOR ADS 351


Shane, “You have Brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose”

Congratulations! We love you! Auntie Citrea, Jay, Danton & Camdon

Dr. Seuss “OH the Places You’ll Go!”

We love you,

Mom, Dad, & Kaiha

Good Job Shane! Hope everything goes well in the future Good Luck!! Fasial

Shane Harris 352 SENIOR ADS

Good Job, Love, Grandpa

Dear Shane, I am very proud of you now being a senior and about to graduate. This is a very big step in your life but an even greater step will be flying over to Europe. Peace out bro; I miss you and good job! Anton


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>> “I collected all of the Pokémon cards when I was young. I started in third grade and had a collector’s book,” Shane Harris said.

We have had the pleasure of watching you develop from a child to an amazing and caring adult. We are extremely proud of your impressive accomplishments. Your limits in life will only be set by those you set yourself. We are confident given your past achievements and huge heart that you will make a difference in our world. You are very special.

From your loving parents, Sherry and Mike

Taylor Harris SENIOR ADS 353


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

Love, Mom, Dad, and George John Hart

Joshua 1:9

Cara, you are such a blessing and we love you! Daddy, Mom, Sam, and Brian Cara Heneger

Grace

“On with the dance, let the joy be unconfined!” is my motto, whether there’s any dance to dance or any joy to unconfine. - Mark Twain

We’re proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, Ellen and Polly Grace Haun 354 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I grew up in Oklahoma, then moved to Colorado for three months, and then to here. I think it was a good thing and it needed to happen,� Cara Heneger said.

Chris and Nic Hasselwander SENIOR ADS 355


Kelsey Henry We are so proud of you and love you so much. Mom, Ryan, and Elizabeth

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau-

Kelsey Henry

Emily Atchison Matt Cooney

Derek Engelhardt Rachel English Erica Ferguson

Joel Ferguson

Holly Glynn

Collin Myers

Alex Olson

Jesse Thomas

Anne Haines

Highlands’ Seniors Class of 2009

Dora Kapros

“Remember Highlands” Savannah Duby

Laura Allen

Celest Davila Alexandra Ellerbeck Erik Ernst

Highlands Elementary 356 SENIOR ADS

Greg Guthrie

Gran Hare

Pedro Lopez

Britany Medina

Teresa Moran

Lucy O’Conner

Christian Smith


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>> “I like to dive, [and] can do a double back flip. I have a group that I go with in the summer and we always play tricks off the diving board,” Reid Hintz said.

Reid Hintz SENIOR ADS 357


Reid Hintz

Whether your life unfolds --- on a third world mountain top --- in a place of power, industry or ideas --- helping those in need --- or, simply down the street

We will always be with you Natalie. Love Mom, Dad, Emily, Max & Kobe

Natalie Hofmeister 358 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I speak ‘spanglish,’ most of the time. Speaking ‘spanglish’ is kind of second nature, and is a bad habit of mine,” Natalie Hofmeister said.

Reid Hintz SENIOR ADS 359


Matt-

“Yes Mom I still play rugby” It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up. Vince Lombardi

May your heart always be joyful, May your song always be sung, May you stay forever young. Bob Dylan

Watch out world, here he comes! Love, Mom and Dad

We are so proud of you! Remember “a hug always helps” so HUGS from all of us.

Love, Mom, Dad & Becky Matt Hill

Go bro! Ryan ‘02, Josh ‘05

David Hobart

J O R D A N

“When it hurts to look back and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.” ~anonymous

It has been a joy to watch you grow up -- we are so proud! We love you, Mom & Dad

Jordan Holsinger 360 SENIOR ADS

Thanks for being such a great big brother. Love, Luke & Eli

Jenny, Paige, Abba -Best friends forever

Jenny Howard, Kuklenski, and Goehausen


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>> “I’ve been to Tech N9ne concerts three times because it’s a really good band. It’s a bunch of teenagers and adults screaming and going crazy,” Matt Hill said.

You learn and you learn with every goodbye you learn We love you Zen! Mom & Dad

We can’t wait for you to get to Mizzou! We love you Jenny Dan & Linda

Jenny Howard SENIOR ADS 361


It is hard for us to believe you have grown up so quickly. We are very proud of you and will always love you. Mom, Dad, Brian, Scott

Scott Humphrey

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake

Jennifer Jennifer Jacobson 362 SENIOR ADS

We are so proud of you

We love you! Mom, Dad, and Brad (‘07)


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>> “I’m working on getting my private pilot license and joining the K-State skydiving team. I fly with an instructor two times a week,” Jennifer Jacobson said.

Libby,

You’re off to find your world, your dreams, carve your niche, sew new dreams, Remember as you sail your streams - We’ll love you all the way. Love you, Mom & Dad

Libs

We have watched you grow up from the baby to a beautiful young woman. You have all the qualities to achieve great success in your life. Keep enjoying the journey and never lose you enthusiasm for life. ALWAYS remember we are always there for you!!!

Libby Jandl

We love you Libs! Katie, Brooke, & Johnny SENIOR ADS 363


Congratulations Mitch!

Andi With LOVE Mom, Dad, Lucas

We love you, Mom, Dad, Abby, & Molly Mitch Jennings

Regan Jamieson 364 SENIOR ADS

Andi Jones

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you As sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, And the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir Regan, We love you, Mom, Dad, and Loren


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>> “I’m training to become a body piercer. I know it’s weird to say, but piercing is my knack – it’s really addicting,” Andi Jones said.

You have brought us such joy! May all your dreams come true.

Dad, Mom, David, Tyler, Katie & Brad

Scott Johnson

THIS WORLD IS BUT A CANVAS TO OUR IMAGINATION.

Henry David Thoreau

WE LOVE YOU HANNAH!!! Dad, Mom, Carolyn and Matt

Hannah Johnston SENIOR ADS 365


How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! -Longfellow

Go after your Dream!

Love Always! Mom, Dad, Rob

Jones, Jennings, Cray

Aaron Kaufman 366 SENIOR ADS

Alyssa Jonson


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>> “I can lick my elbow. One day when I was in fifth grade, my brother told me that it was impossible to lick your elbow, so I tried and I could,” Alyssa Jonson said.

Stuart Jones SENIOR ADS 367


Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!

My first friend

Words cannot describe how much we love you, or how much joy you have given us over the years with your sweetness, spirit and sparkle.

Bearhugs and love, from your proud family Camille Karro

My best friend Daniel Kelley

Senior KC Legends Girls

Paige, Libby, Dana, Nichole, Natalie, Andie KC Legends Soccer Girls 368 SENIOR ADS


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taught Lil’ myself Wayne to and play Bobthe Dylan. pianoI think and the they’re cello.both There lyrical is a piano geniuses at my in their church own andway. I tryI like to play Lil’ Wayne two to five because timeshe’s a week the sexiest for fourman hours,” alive,” Laura Camille AllenKarro said. said. >> “I like

Laura

Dear Laura, As you set out into this exciting world, We wish only the best for you, May your life be filled with love, joy and laughter, And may all your dreams come true. The words to describe what you mean to us could never all fit on this page, So thank you for teaching us how to dance through life, Both on and off the stage. So here’s to Spongebob, Here’s to Stella, And all the others too, But the one that we love most of all Here’s to sweet, adorable you. We love you so much. You’re such the best! Love Always, Mommy & Daddy XO ~YBIMHA~ XO

Laura Kaufman SENIOR ADS 369


Josh, you make us so proud, so proud to be your parents. Believe in yourself, because you know that we do!

I love my big bruthy, Love Jordan

Love, Mom and Dad

Josh Kinney

Congratulations, Nathan! We are so proud of you! Nathan Klein 370 SENIOR ADS

All our love, Mom, Dad (‘76) and Melissa (‘06)


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>> “I’m going to Pitt State to be a diesel mechanic. I’ve been doing cars and motors since I was capable, which was four or five years ago,” Daniel Kelley said.

Live your dreams

Love your life

Laugh often!

We Love You! Dad, Mom & Alex

Daniel Kelley SENIOR ADS 371


Congratulations Hilary! You are a free spirit with the strength and determination to do anything you want. You are a gift and have brought us much joy! Keep going and never give up. From Thomas the Tank Engine to a tuxedo - it’s been quite a ride!

Love,

Mom, Dad, Michelle, Nate, Megan & Josh

Unwaveringly loyal, fiercely independent, ever changing, sometimes challenging, always loving - that’s our Andy! Congratulations! We’re so proud of you!

Love,

Hilary Kiehl

Andy Koukol

Aim High... Don’t Balk Love, Mom and Dad Charlie, Chandler, Adalaide, Grant, Angelika and Melissa Logan Kline 372 SENIOR ADS

Mom, Dad, Jerry & Joe


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>> “I got a scholarship from Indiana University for diving. It was rewarding that the coach, who coached three Olympics, offered me a scholarship,” Logan Kline said.

Follow your dreams and the rest will follow.. Thanks for the memories - We’ll miss our big sis. Have fun in college! xoxo Elise, Annie and Luke

We’re so proud of you! We know you’ll go far... Stay true to yourself - you’ll always be our ‘Pooh Bear’.

We love you Mom and Dad Paige Kuklenski SENIOR ADS 373


Whitney~ May you live your dream and find happiness and love in all you do. We are so proud of you!

Love, Mom, Dad, and Michael Whitney Kraft

man you are today! We love your gentle spirit and your enthusiasm for trying something new. How can we thank God enough for you?

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks to all circumstances. This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thes 5:16

John Kurtz 374 SENIOR ADS

We look forward to watching the plans He has for you as they unfold! Love, Dad, Mom, Molly (‘11) and Maggie

John Kurtz

John - What a joy it has been watching you become the young


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>> “I love the Grateful Dead. It describes my high school life. Listening to the Grateful Dead takes the stress away,” Rebecca Lamberson said.

“I hope you never look back, but ya never forget, all the ones who love you, in the place you left, I hope you always forgive, and you never regret; and you help somebody every chance you get, Oh, you find God’s grace, in every mistake, and you always give more than you take.” “My Wish”, Rascall Flatts

Congratulations, Muffin... we are so proud of you!

Love,

Rebecca Lamberson

Mom and Doug Dad and Christopher

TIME SURE FLIES WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FUN!!

LOVE YOU TIM! Tim Larrabee

MOM & DAD SENIOR ADS 375


Tim

I always love making you smile! Love Kate

Tim Larrabee

Our Two Sons

Spencer and Tim You’ve been a blast to share Love you Marjorie Jackson & Aimee & Mark

Tim Larrabee and Spencer Sherard 376 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I still watch Disney Channel. It’s really lame, but I love it. I like Hannah Montana because it’s really funny,” Laura Robertson said.

Jennifer Latshaw

I hope you know that sometimes we’re the only ones who think we’re funny. Jennifer Latshaw and Laura Robertson SENIOR ADS 377


I’m so P R O U D of you!

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and Ralph Waldo Emerson leave a trail.

¡Adelante!

Mercie pour aimant les petites enfants! Congratulations! Love D•M•C•S•G•R

Veronica Lang

Gina LeGrotte

Nothing can stop you now! Each day is a gift, live it as if it was your last. Love you with all our hearts, Mom and Dad Paige Ledbetter 378 SENIOR ADS

Love, M O M


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>> “I have been to three anatomy labs in my life. Originally when I was a kid I wanted to be a vet, but now I want to go into medicine,” Veronica Lang said. You were born the second of three Leek girls And you were very vocal with lots of curls. The early years growing up on Ensley Lane Proved that Corinth and Mission Valley would never be the same. Now it is on to KU and fun for all Where girls at Corbin can hear you complain about being tall. Theodore the Two Door will be passed on to Lanie so she won’t have to walk Let’s hope all your time won’t be spent at The Wheel or the Hawk. Although you will be close in Lawrence this fall Your mom, dad and sister will miss you most of all.

Love, Mom, Dad, Ellie and Lanie

Anna Leek

Jessie Light The future lies before you Like a field of fallen snow, Be careful how you tread it, For every step will show. We love,

-Anonymous

Jessie Anne, Mom, Dad and Josh (‘13) Jessie Light SENIOR ADS 379


Whether you’re comforting or crazy...

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. If one falls down, her friend can help her up

You’re my big brother and I’ll miss you!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Gina LeGrotte and Laura Darling

Love, Gillian (‘12)

Charlie Long

The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us... John Muir We’re proud of you!

Love, Mom and Dad

Charlie Long 380 SENIOR ADS

Sarah-

I will miss you, but don’t worry I will look after Ali Hondra for you.

Sarah and Nicole Luby

Love you, Nicole


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>> “I traveled to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand with [the] People-to-People program the summer before my junior year. I liked Fiji the best,” Ariel Litwer said.

Ariel Litwer

Sarah Bear Reach for the Stars and Dream Big! We love you. Mom, Dad, and Nicole Sarah Luby SENIOR ADS 381


Chaser Boy... You have brought us so much JOY!

From Pre School to High School you’ve made us proud all along the way! Congratulations to you C Boy on your Graduation Day! We love you more than words can tell!

Chase Lucas

Mom & Dad

Proud To be a Lancer!

Lancer Cousins Laura ‘08, Chase ‘09, Lois ‘10, Nick ‘11

Thanks for always looking out for me Have fun in college, I’ m gonna miss you! Love always, Niouck

Chase Lucas

Friends Forever

Jackson, Chase, Nick & Harry The Lucter Boys

Congrats Chase from all the Wetzel Lancers

Congratulations Chase!

Luke, David, Peter, James, Laura & Lo We love you, Aunt Jane & Uncle Lou

Remembering all the good times and looking forward to making many more happy memories with you! Mel, Joe, Jackson & Harry

Chase Lucas 382 SENIOR ADS

Chase Lucas


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>> “I think I’m going to be a BETA at Mizzou and major in business. If I didn’t, I would be the first in my family not to graduate from there,” Chase Lucas said.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss

Charlie-

Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad and Samantha(‘07)

Charlie Ludington SENIOR ADS 383


ANDREW

I’ll always be your biggest fan! Love, Em

The joy and pride you’ve given us is immeasurable. We love you! Andrew Lykens

Mom, Dad, and Emily ‘04

Good Luck Joe! We love you Joe Lynch 384 SENIOR ADS

Mom, Dad, Jack, Annie & Tom


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>> “Every summer I go to Estes Park in Colorado to hike. I really enjoy hiking because it’s a definite tradition of mine,” Andrew Lykens said.

~Jane Catherine~ May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand. Irish Blessing

Dearest Jane-Jane

Thank you for bringing so much joy to our lives. We have been blessed. You have our love, admiration and support, always. So much love, Mom, Dad, Dan, Matt, Taloyre, Liz Jane Mahoney

Never lose your sense of wonder Never take 1 single breath for granted When you get the chance to sit or dance I hope you dance -MS/TS We love you Amanda Mom, Dad, Katie & Caroline Amanda Marland SENIOR ADS 385


JoeFollow your dreams and enjoy the journey!

If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart...I’ll always be with you.

Love, Gram Joe Lynch

We Love you Tapanda, Katie & Cara

Amanda Marland

We all take different paths in life but no matter what, we take a little bit of each other everywhere. Tim McGraw

Andresen, Barker, Berry, Marland, Mitchell, and Tharp 386 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’m a big bargain shopper. It makes me feel good when I find a good buy, but I still will occasionally buy expensive clothes,” Stephanie Tharp said.

allie

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.

You light up our lives with sunshine and fill our hearts with joy. We are so proud of you. Allie Marquis

Love, Mom, Dad and Kiki (’07)

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“Turns out not where but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band

True friends can walk in opposite directions, yet still remain side by side. Anna and Allie ‘09 Allie Marquis and Anna Leek

Steve

A generous man will prosper, he who refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 We Love You - Mom, Dad, Mike and Vince Steve Mazzoni 388 SENIOR ADS

Alex Sixta, Pat Sixta, and Patrick Mayfield

I Love You Annie McBee

Your best friend & always!

Lady

Annie McBee


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>> “I can throw a Frisbee for the length of a football field. It might be since I’m a big guy, but I think it’s all in my technique ,” Steve Mazzoni said.

Ally Muffin, Ally Bear

We are so proud of you. We love you so much

Love Mommy, Dad, Sissy, Zach and Max Follow your heart and your dreams will come true Ally McCarthy SENIOR ADS 389


Patrick And when you finally fly away, We’ll be hoping that we served you well, For all the wisdom of a lifetime no one can ever tell. But whatever road you choose, We’re right behind you, win or lose, Forever young.

Congratulations! Love Always, Mom, Dad, Emily & Alex Patrick Mayfield

Collison, Hofmeister, McKittrick, O’Connor, Webber 390 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I am 1/15 Native American. In order to apply for Native American scholarships, you have to be 1/15. I found out too late to apply, though,” Andrea Webber said.

Elizabeth McDonald SENIOR ADS 391


“You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.” - Robin Williams

“Do or do not.There is no try.”-Yoda

“Don’t lose your dinosaur”

Lan-don-o-sis

Landonosis: The abnormal and borderline psychotic condition of uncontrollable laughter or giddiness that tends to follow a movie, book or catch phrase no one else seems to find even remotely funny.

-Landon, you are the hero in the story who everyone believes in! We love you! Mom and Dad

“May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young” -Bob Dylan

“I dream for a living.” -Stephen Spielberg

... and so your adventure begins Landon McDonald 392 SENIOR ADS


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>> “Last year I went on Steven Colbert’s ‘Colbert Report.’ I got to meet him face-to-face. I’m into comedy, and he’s almost an idol,” Landon McDonald said.

We love you Liss! Sarah, Christa, and Andrew

Melissa McKittrick

Melissa We’ll treasure all of our memories...and we’re looking forward to many more. Keep smiling and loving life! Love, Mom and Dad SENIOR ADS 393


“There are four questions of value in life... what is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”

Duan Juan deMarco

We love you

Mom and Dad Alison Meagher-Manson

Jen,

The world’s a sweeter place because of you. Congratulations... We love you tons and tons. Jill, Jess, Johnny, Emma and Mom.

Jennifer Meara 394 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I enjoy teaching swimming lessons. I teach at P.V. pool. The thing I like about it the most is the pay,” Ryan Middleton said.

Hey Ry, we love you We are so proud of you and there is nobody else just like you! Love you, Mom, Dad & Madi Ryan Middleton

Andie-

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Emerson

I am so proud of you! Andie Mitchell

Love, Mom

SENIOR ADS 395


Joe,

We are proud of you each and every day!

Love, Mom, Dad, Robby, and Pete Elizabeth McDonald

Joe Moriarty

Grant, You are a wonderful son!

Love, Mom and Dad MATT 6:33

Grant Morris 396 SENIOR ADS

Emily Mullett


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>> “I work at Winding River Camp in Missouri. I went to the camp starting in seventh grade, and now I’m certified as a riding instructor,” Elizabeth McDonald said.

Our Matt Moe You have filled our lives with laughter and excitement. We are so proud of who you are! Love, Mom and Dad Matthew Moedritzer

Emergency surgery saved your life at birth Now you’ve seen more of the world than we have Fine person, fine son, fine brother You’ve done and will do well

Love Dad, Mom, Camron Collin Myers SENIOR ADS 397


Bernadette, We love you. We’re proud of you. Best of luck! Your Family

Ali and Tucker

What a beautiful thing it has been to watch the two of you grow up together. Wishing you both much happiness and the realization of your dreams.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius

Class of 2009 Bernadette Myers

Tucker Nelson and Ali Fisher

Stephen

Watching you grow has been a joy. We love you, support you and look forward to your next adventure Mom. Dad and Evan

Stephen Nichols 398 SENIOR ADS

Live your life with arms wide open Today is where your book begins The rest is still unwritten... Natasha Bedingfield


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>> “I’m a synchronized swimmer and I have been doing it since sixth grade. I have to put Knox Gelatin in my hair for competitions,” Bernadette Myers said.

“All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. But all stars are silent. You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them”.

Tucker,

your possibilities are limitless, Reach for the STARS!!

Love you, Mom, Dad, Sami and Harry Tucker Nelson SENIOR ADS 399


“A best friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and loves you for who you are now...” Alexandria Norton and Libby Jandl

Darling Lucy,

Darci O’Brien

Your are the greatest daughter a mother could ask for. I couldn’t be more proud of the young woman you have become! Love Always, Sweet Pea!

Lucy O’Connor 400 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I can juggle. One summer I was sick for a week and I learned to juggle because I had nothing else to do. It took me probably a month,” Darci O’Brien said.

“Let joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.” Carl Sandburg

We love you Sass! Dearest Sass, What will we ever do without you? So proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished. We can’t wait to see what the future holds. It will be amazing. Love you so much.

Mom & Dad I’m flying to you for lunch!

XO Mom

SassI’m so excited for you. I know you’ll have an amazing time at college. You’ve always been such a great sister to me, and I will miss you so much.

Love you always, Danielle Dear Alexandria, I love you and will miss you so much. TEXT ME

Love, Johnnie Alexandria Norton SENIOR ADS 401


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

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Everytime you smile our world becomes a better place! We love you

Mom & Dad Christina O’Connor

A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget! Lucy O’Connor and friends 402 SENIOR ADS

We love you and are so proud of you! Mom, Dad and Tori Chelsea Olson


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>> “I’ve ‘nannied’ in six different countries. The kids are great and I get to experience different cultures that I wouldn’t have experienced,” Christina O’Connor said.

Cousins by chance, Best friends forever!

Lucy O’Connor and cousins

MaureenYou have entertained, amazed, and enlightened us! We love you and can’t wait for another chapter! Love, Mom, Dad, A.J. and Will Maureen Orth SENIOR ADS 403


Natalie!! Gentle is your nature Large is your heart We love you so much, Mom and Dad!

Love, Michelle 08’ and Vince 11’ Natalie Parsons

Tonya,

May you enjoy many new discoveries as a bright new future opens up for you!

Wishing you lots of happiness Love, Mom and Dad Tonya Pesch 404 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’m really into fashion design. I’m attending the Art Institute of Chicago to start and then I want to work my way up to New York,” Tonya Pesch said.

Bryan,

Congratulations!

Wishing you all the happiness and success you deserve. Love, Mom & Dad

Bryan, Thanks for being such a great little brother! Love, Tyler Bryan Parman SENIOR ADS 405


Every year is the best year...

All our love, Mom and Dad

Leah Pickett

Paul, You have brought such a bright light to our world. Keep smiling!

Mom, Dad, and Leah

J. Paul Pistorius 406 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’ve owned an iguana for about three years. He is way taller than me. At first I didn’t want him, but after a while it seemed like a good idea,” J. Paul Pistorius said.

Michael, We are so proud of the young man you have become!

Love you, Mom & Dad

Brothers forever! Love ya,

Michael Payne

Matt

SENIOR ADS 407


Chris

It has been amazing watching you grow up. Thanks for being such a wonderful son.

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value” -Albert Einstein

Be happy Chris, That’s all that matters. We love you. -Mom and Dad

No wonder shoes come in pairs, because you can’t get far with out the other one there. Tonya Pesch and Ashley Esry

Chris Poplawski

Jon Reene, We are proud of the man you are becoming. May wisdom, creative intelligence and joy be yours as you choose your own way and share it with us. Love, Mother, Dad, Kevin and Christiana Jon Reene 408 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I came to East this year from Holland. I was considering going to college here, but now I think I’m going to stay in Holland,” Sanne Postma said.

Sanne Postma SENIOR ADS 409


beatz, beatz beuke, beuke

gaby

sanne

amilia

Congratulations,

Thomas!

We Love You! Mom, Dad, and Austin

sarah

We’ll miss you, Sanne! Sanne Postma

Thomas Puckett

“ I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger, May you never take one single breath for granted.... And when you get the choice to sit out or dance, I hope you dance.” - Lee Ann Womack

We are so proud of you!! All our love always, Mom, Dad, and Karen Jamie Rees 410 SENIOR ADS


Prairie we’re sorry to say goodbye you know we’ll always be true!

HARRISON WENDLANT TAYLOR RENFT

EMILY YOUNGBERG

JOE MORIARTY

ANDIE MITCHELL

NATALIE PARSONS

TAYLOR TWIBELL

RYAN MIDDLETON

MAUREEN ORTH

DANIEL WYDNER

JENNIFER MEARA

ALEXANDRIA NORTON

PETER BRZOZOWSKI

KRISTINE CHASE

KATE COLLISON

JOHANNA COOK

PAXTON GROSS

JORDAN HALSEY

LIBBY JANDL

KELSEY JOLITZ CALLIE MCGUIRE

TARA MASON

SAM BARKER

COLIN COIT ELLEN FRIZZELL

ANNALISE HODES

MEGAN ALLEY

TIM LARRABEE

TRENT COFFIN WILL FISHER

DAVID HOBART

Pr irie P nthers

SPENCER KNIPPER

Prairie seniors

TRICIA SMITH

DILLON SIMMONS

SPENCER SHERARD

Prairie 6th graders

LAKISHA WIEDENKELLER CALVIN TIDWELL

Prairie Elementary School

ANNA SEITZ

ANSLEY ROWE

TYLER ROSTE

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>> “I am double-jointed in all my fingers. I think it was in third grade when I figured it out. I occasionally do something to freak someone out,” Jamie Rees said.

SENIOR ADS 411


Taylor

So let me say before we part So much of me Is made of what I learned from you You’ll be with me Like a handprint on my heart. It’s time to trust your instincts. Close your eyes, and leap! It’s time to try defying grafity!! - We love you! Papa, Mom and Elliott

Taylor Renft

PERRY In all our lives mistakes are made, yet you are the light that shines even in the darkest of

times. When I look at you I see a future of dreams come true because you are strong and compassionate. You give from your heart and have touched the life’s of so many. I remember the laughter shared between us that brought tears to our eyes. Continue to shine and always believe and you will soar in the years to come. Being the youngest you will always be our baby. Oh but what the man you have become. Your dad and I are so proud. You truly are a gift of joy and wonder in our lives. Perry Rieke 412 SENIOR ADS

God Bless you always, Love Mama and Dad


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>> “I went to Hawaii for a summer when I was 14 with a friend. We stayed with his family and I learned how to surf and went hiking a lot,” Perry Rieke said.

Mommy would be so excited for you! Your a very special young woman.

I’m so glad your my sister and best friend. I know you’re going to do amazing things with your life. I love you madly! Emily (‘07)

I love you madly, Dad Susie Riley

LAURA, We are so proud of you and the young woman you have become.

Laura Robertson

Love Mom, Dad, and David SENIOR ADS 413


Sean! Congratulations,

We’re so proud of you, Love, Dad, Mom, Cole (‘02), Mark (‘04) and Drew (‘07) Sean Reynolds

Tyler Roste 414 SENIOR ADS

Sean Robinson


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>> “I teach archery. I teach it for Girl Scouts at different camps. I feel proud when I teach someone for the first time,” Ansley Rowe said.

Ansley, You bring us happy memories of the past, joyful moments in the present, and the hope and promise of your future. Ansley Rowe

We love you. Mom, Dad, Maddie and Breanna

We are proud of you.

You deserve the best life has to offer.

John Rowley SENIOR ADS 415


It has been our joy to see your faith, strength, and determination in all your endeavors.

Love, Mom, Dad, & Brooke

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine....

Phil 4:13

Brandon Royle

Love you forever and ever, Papa, Mama, Michael and Brian

Tony Rubaie

Kathryn you are such a kind and beautiful young woman who bring us so much joy and pride. Dream big and continue to believe.

- We love you.

Mom, Dad, Janine and Drew Kathryn Rush 416 SENIOR ADS


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>> “My friends [seniors] Dora Kapros and Taylor Harris are going to France, Spain, Hungary and Croatia with me for three weeks this summer,” Kathryn Rush said.

Whenever I see your smiling face I have to smile myself Because I love you. - James Taylor

May life bring you as much joy as you have brought us. We love you so much! Mama, Daddy, and Amy(‘12)

KATE Kate Sachse SENIOR ADS 417


BrianLife is what you make of it...life with you has been full of joy and laughter! We love you, Dad, Mom, Kristin and Kevin Brian SImpson

Congratulations, Katie! May life bring you the joy that you have brought us. Kate Schafer 418 SENIOR ADS

Love, Mom, Dad, Carey and Inca


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>> “I make friendship bracelets. In my whole life I have made like thirty. I started when I was a little girl and I just started making them again,” Kate Schafer said.

Margaret Schmidt

Ryan, we’re so proud of what you’ve achieved so far, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish in the future.

Love, Dad, Mom and Errick ‘07 Ryan Schmidt SENIOR ADS 419


Miles-

Wherever you may go, you’ll always be a part of us. Love, Mom, Dad, Max & Marshall

Miles Sanderson

Not Pictured: Andrea Tudhope

Rachel, Sarah, Paige, Edie, Gale, Sarah H, Nora, Andrea and Tucker... Thanks for the Memories!! Senior Girls Tennis

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”

- Rumi

We love you and are proud of you beyond words,

Mom, Dad & the Fam Lyndsey Seck 420 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I hate feet. Feet can’t be around me or near me. When I was little, my dad teased me with his feet and that freaked me out.,” Lyndsey Seck said.

Congratulations and a lifetime of best wishes! We are so incredibly proud of you! Josh(‘03) Jake(‘12) Will(‘17) Katie(‘06) Emmy(‘15) Caroline(‘20) Remembering forever Jonathan David Anna Seitz

Senior Girls Swim and Dive SENIOR ADS 421


It’s a Wrap!

Lancer Swim & Dive Seniors

Three Straight Kansas State Champs

Four Straight Sunflower League Champs

Front L to R: Chad Allen, Alex Bublitz, Spencer Sherard, John Rowley, Jon Reene, Kyle Sitomer, Devin Conley Back L to R: Matt Snivley, Logan Gage, Thomas Puckett, Steve Mazzoni, John Hart, Clark Svet, Zack Harold

Senior Swim Team

Senior Varsity Lancer Dancers 422 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I still watch ‘Hannah Montana.’ I think I will keep watching the TV show. I know it’s childish but I think the episodes are really funny,” Emily Atchison said.

IB SENIORS REVIVE

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Senior IB

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SAM BENSON • SARAH LE PICHON • SAVANNAH DUBY • WINN CLARK • YOUNG HOU •

• KATE SACHSE • LEAH PICKETT • LIBBY JANDL • MELISSA MCKITTRICK • MICHAEL MAGSTADT • MICHAEL SMYTHE • NATALIE HOFMEISTER • SALLY HOLMES

ALEXANDRIA NORTON • ALI ELLERBECK • AMELIA MURPHY • ANDREA TUDHOPE • ANDREA WEBBER • BERNADETTE MYERS • EDIE CAO • EMRE AGBAS •

GALE HARRINGTON • HEINZEN LO • JESSIE LIGHT • JORDAN HOLSINGER • JOSH ALLMAYER • KATE COLLISON • XUAN QIN

SENIOR ADS 423


We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Granny, and Gramps Jack Seward

Meggy, We love you and are so proud of you! Congratulations! Mom and Dad

Lydia, Meredith and Troy

Meg Shackelford 424 SENIOR ADS


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taught always myselfloved to play to travel. the piano I prefer and traveling the cello. out There of the is a country. piano at Imy have church beenand to Spain, I try toIceland play two andtoMorocco,” five timesJack a week Seward for four said. hours,” L >> “I have

Spencer, Not much has changed in 18 years!

We love you! Mom & Dad

Spencer, I will miss “hanging out” with you. Love, Dana Spencer Sherard SENIOR ADS 425


2008-2009 SHARE EXECS

Be change you want to see in the world. -Ghandi

SHARE

Olivia, You are such a blessing in our lives. We love you!

Olivia Sieck 426 SENIOR ADS

Dad, Mom, Eric, and Eileen


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>> “I have a Disney princess collection [of] around thirty items. I will continue the collection as long as I live,� Olivia Sieck said.

Kyle Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Albert Einstein

Love You Forever,

Mom and Dad

It was nice growing up with someone like you, someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on! To a terrific brother,

Alex & Grant

Kyle Sitomer SENIOR ADS 427


You mean more to me than you will ever know!

I love you Bubbies!

I love you Amenda Shapiro

Jack Slaughter

Jack

Congratulations

We love you and are so proud of you. May the next four years be the best ever! Mom, Dad and Anne ‘06

IHCC • KCFC SOCCER • LONDON • CARLOUEL • POP •

Jack Slaughter 428 SENIOR ADS

SPARKY • BB • CAYMAN •GOLF HOUSE

FANTASY FOOTBALL • DUCK HUNTING •

BROOKWOOD • LEAWOOD CC • BEAVER CREEK • GRAM •


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taught action myself movies. to play I am theinterested piano andinthe superheroes cello. There and is areading piano at about my church them. Batman, and I tryin tothe playDark twoKnight, to five is times one aofweek my favorites,” for four hours,” Amenda Laura Shapiro Allensaid. said. >> “I like

“We came into the world, brother and brother; and now let’s go hand in hand, not once before another.” William Shakespeare Love, Mom, Dad, Matt, Conor and Rachel Alex and Pat Sixta SENIOR ADS 429


Congratulations!

We love you, Mom, Dad, Tyler and Barrett

Gordon B. Smith

Matthew Snively

“Uh huh. Wait! What?”

Jeff

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You’ll figure it out. We love you just the way you are! Mom, Dad, Grace, Teddy, Peaches & Cheesepuff

We Love You! Mom, Dad, and Joey (‘07)

George Snyder 430 SENIOR ADS

Jeff Soptic


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taught been myself playing to play guitar thefor piano theand last the ten cello. and aThere half years. is a piano It took at me my achurch while to andget I try into toit, play andtwo it’s to more fiveenjoyable times a week now,” forGeorge four hours,” Snyder Laura said.Allen sa >> “I have

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” -William Blake Here’s to your independence - be fantastic Much love, the “whole” Snyder family

Great love and joy to our son Will

Will Snyder SENIOR ADS 431


Soccer Seniors

“Your take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.�

-Brad Garrett

Thank you, Pip, for always bringing us laughter and joy. We love you!

-Mom, Michelle, Suzie and Tess Sarah Specker 432 SENIOR ADS


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>> “I’ve been to France for like a month with my family for fun. It was so different, and it felt kind of surreal,” Sarah Specker said.

SOMERSET ELEMENTARY

CATHERINE BARRERA

JOEY BEAL

DESEREE BRUCE

ERIC DICKINSON

CHRISTINA DAVIS

ADEN EILTS

BLAIR FLETCHER

NICHOLE HEMMINGSEN

REID HINTZ

IAN HUYETT

JUSTIN KRIVENA

REBECCA LAMBERSON

TAWNI PESCH

TINA POINDEXTER

TONY RUBAIE

LYNDSEY SECK

TRICIA TOWNSEND

ANDREA TUDHOPE

ANDREA WEBBER

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

WHITNEY FREY

ANDY ALLEN DANA HEMMINGSEN

graduating class of 2009

Somerset Elementary School SENIOR ADS 433


Wishing you the best on your new journey!

“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.�

-Toni Morrison

Love you Sarah! We love you! Dad, Kim, Kurtis & Topher Sarah Specker

-Suzi Sarah Specker

What a long way you have come since that last diploma

Love, Mom, Tim and Kailey

The sky is your limit. You mean the world to me. I am so proud of you! Love you, Michelle

Sarah Specker 434 SENIOR ADS

David Spero


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>> “I’ve been playing Frisbee Golf for a couple of weekends. It’s relaxing and I get to hang out with friends,” Graeme Stanford said.

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”

- William Blake

Graeme, we are so proud of you and wish you all the best in your life and your next adventure. Love, Mom and Dad Graeme Stanford

Abby

You are loved for the little girl you were, the special woman you are now and the precious daughter you will always be. We love you so much and are very proud of you! Love, Mom and Joe I’ve always been proud to be your sister and even prouder of the person you have become. I will always be here for you. I love you very, very much! Love always, Josie

Abby Stechmann SENIOR ADS 435


May your world be filled with all your favorite things.

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Love, Mom, Dad, Drew (2004), and Alex (2008)

Why not take a crazy chance, why not do a crazy dance If you lose a moment, you might lose a lot So why not

Austin Stehl

Fink and Stevenson

Jonathan Albro Stepp “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13 We love you, and we’re proud of you! Mom, Dad, Samuel (03), Nathan (06) and Dylan Jonathan Stepp 436 SENIOR ADS


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>> “My middle name is Frank. Three of my best friends have boy middle names, so it links us together in a way,� Mallory Stevenson said.

Mallory, Continue to be

enthusiastic. I am so proud of you. Stay happy, work hard, enjoy life and keep smiling.

We love you, Mom, Dad, and Graham

Mallory Stevenson SENIOR ADS 437


Congratulations!

Keep Climbing!

John, Megan and Pat

We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan

“Life is the ticket to the greatest show on earth.” (Marvin H. Fischer)

We love you! Dad, Mom, Ryan, Drew Hilary Surface 438 SENIOR ADS

Clark Svet


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taught double myself jointed to play in my thefingers. piano and I think the being cello. double There isjointed a pianoisat unique. my church It’s just and something I try to play I was twoborn to five with,” times Hilary a week Surface for four said. hours,” La >> “I am

“If all else fails...blame Jennifer” Student Council Executive Board Tommy Gray•David Spero•Paige Cornwell•Jennifer Latshaw

Student Council Exec Board

Andrew- We’re so proud of you! Love from Mom & Dad, Jonathan, Benjamin, Sally & Abby

Andrew Sweeney SENIOR ADS 439


DanAlways be a firstrate version of yourself instead of a secondrate version of somebody else. You have been a wonderful son and brother. We are so proud of you. We love you very much. Mom, Dad and Kate

Dan Sweeney

“ What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us” Henry David Thoreau

Congratulations Stephanie Love Mom and Dad Stephanie Tharp

Calvin- You’ve Been Fun Since Day One! We’re so grateful for the joy, laughter and unique insight you’ve brought to us all. The pride of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and determination that whether we win or lose we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand -Vince Lombardi

Calvin Tidwell 440 SENIOR ADS


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taught been myself going to up play tothe a place pianocalled and the Holland, cello. Michigan There is asince pianoI at was mya church baby. Itand feels I try liketoa play second twohome to fiveduring timesthe a week summer,” for four Dan hours,” Sweeney Laura said. Allen said >> “I have

Andrea Tudhope SENIOR ADS 441


Tomahawk School Tomahawk Elementary School

Class of 2009

Ryan Thank you for all the joy you’ve brought us. You are a genuine, caring & thoughtful person. We love you and are always here for you. You will always be our “D.” Ryan Tuschhoff 442 SENIOR ADS

Love, Mom, Dad, Bruce and Michael. Mathew 11:28-30


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“I taught beenmyself snowboarding to play the forpiano aboutand fivethe years. cello. Steamboat There is aispiano my favorite. at my church Snowboarding and I try to is more play two chilltothan fiveskiing; times ait’s week relaxing,” for four Ryan hours,” Tuschhoff Laura Allen said. said. >> “I’ve

Taylor Twibell SENIOR ADS 443


We love you, Tricia!

Love, Maggie, Mom, and Dad Patricia Townsend

Taylor Twibell and Group 444 SENIOR ADS

,

Taylor Twibell and Abba Goehausen


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>> “I play the piano competitively. I have been playing for twelve years. I never consider doing it as a career, it’s just something I enjoy,” Patricia Townsend said.

Varsity Lancer Dancers SENIOR ADS 445


Taylor Jenny Katie Anna Kristen Abba Mallory

Abby Callie Megan Kristin Amanda Susie

We’ll miss you!

Love, Your Families

Senior Varsity Cheerleaders Straight to the top! Varsity Cheerleaders

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

With greatest love, Mom & Dad

Jenee Vickers 446 SENIOR ADS


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taught barbeque myself toforplay a competition the piano and [in the Bluecello. Springs]. ThereIt’s is aa piano familyatthing my church that I have and been I try to doing play since two tokindergarten,” five times a week Devyn forVincent four hours,” said. Laura A >> “I cook

Susie and Jenee, Your friendship has been a joy as much for us as it has been for you.

Your loving parents Jenee Vickers and Susie Riley

Devyn, You are dad’s peanut, my little girl & a big sister Taylor and Casey look up to Great things Devyn Vincent SENIOR ADS 447


The difference between life and school is that at school you’re taught a lesson, then given a test, whereas life itself is a test you’re given from birth. Good luck! We love you!

We love you! Daddy & Laura (‘06) Audrey Wadood

Kyle Waisner

Your gifts are countless Your possibilities unlimited You are truly one of a kind We are so proud of you

Love, Mom, Dad, Eric ‘07 & Reed ‘11

Clark Waldon 448 SENIOR ADS


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taught [ballet] myself for to eleven play the years piano in KC and Ballet the cello. Company. ThereI enjoyed is a piano it at a lot mybut church I decided and Ito tryquit to play at fourteen,” two to five Madeleine times a week Weast forsaid. four hours, >> “I did

Madeleine Maddy Maddy Moo Moo

MOO MOO

Moo

Your grandmother always said you had so many names because you were loved by everyone. While true, these names also represent your character of which we could not be more grateful or proud: beautiful, compassionate, humorous, empathetic & loving. Madeleine Weast

Love, Mom and Dad

Andrea, It has been an amazing journey. You have brought us lots of joy and laughter. We are so proud of you! Keep reaching for the stars. Lots of love, Mom and Dad

Congratulations Andrea! You are an “awesome” lil’ sister. We are always here for you. Love, your BIG brother, John ‘05 Andrea Webber SENIOR ADS 449


ABBY

CURTIS, Congratulations you DID IT! We are all very proud of you Mom, Dad, Robert, Jay

We can’t wait for you to join us at KU. The Weltner clan of girls hasn’t been complete without you!

LOVE

Sarah • Megan • Emilee

Curtis Wells

Abby Weltner

“I Don’t Want To Say Good-bye... It’s Just Too Soon!”

Jack Congratulations! We are so proud of the extraordinary young man you have become. May your future bring you as much joy as you have given us.

We love you, Dad, Mom, Justin, Eric, Reed, Emily, Kelly, Amy, Nathan Jack Woltering 450 SENIOR ADS

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Ross Wooten

Zephaniah 3:17


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>> “I am a huge car fanatic. I love working on cars. I am going to JCCC this summer for a certificate in a mechanic degree,” Curtis Wells said. Westwood View Seniors Class of 2009

Mary Bauer

Devin Conley

Ben Donovan

Natalie Hofmeister

Danny Johnson

Kendall Johnson

Hannah Johnston

Camille Karro

Logan Kline

Andrew LaPrade

Charlie Ludington

Andrew Lykens

Joe Lynch

Matt Moedritzer

Paul Pistorius

Kristen Reynolds

David Riott

John Rowley

Ryan Schmidt

Will Snyder

Sarah Specker

Graeme Stanford

Marisa Stevens

Westwood View Seniors SENIOR ADS 451


Reach for the stars, peeps.

Love....Mom & Dad

Abby Weltner

Kisha, Sha-sha, Squirt To your last days of high school...

From before your first days of pre-school...

You have been our blessing!

We love you to the moon and back Lakisha Wiedenkeller 452 SENIOR ADS

- Dad, Mom and Travis


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>> “I am allergic to trees. I can’t touch the sap or I have a reaction. It’s all different types of trees, so I just stay away from them,” Cameron Young said.

“... I was listening for a sound, a sound a friend told me I’d never hear. Though I’ve grown older, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.” The Polar Express

We will always believe in you, Cameron! Love, Mom Dad, and Brandon (‘06) Cameron Young

May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true... May you always be courageous. Stand upright and be strong...

May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes swift. May your heart always be joyful... May you stay forever young... Bob Dylan

Jonathon Zeiger

Love you forever! Mom, Dad, Anna, David, and Rebecca SENIOR ADS 453


“Taylor ‘n Lauren”

Life is a journey... Enjoy the ride.

Friends Forever

Love, The “Rents” Louise & Steve Gruenebaum Sherry & Mike Wallis

Lauren Gruenebaum and Taylor Harris

Alex Olson

Chad,

Your athletic accomplishments, artistic ability and especially your sense of humor... We have truly enjoyed watching you evolve from the little brother to King of the House Thanks for the memories and continue to follow your own path.

Love,

Mom, Dad, Matt and Kyle

Chad Zeller 454 SENIOR ADS

Love, Mom and Dad


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>> “I’m really into politics. [The Ron Paul campaign] made me want to get more involved and listen more to what the people in politics said,” Matt Hallquist said.

Belinder Elementary Lancers (and Braves) we will always be.

Belinder Elementary School Seniors

CONGRATULATIONS, MATT! We’ve watched you grow from the very start. As you’ve learned, matured and become so smart. We’re so proud of all you’ve done. Even when it wasn’t all fun. Go forth in life as you do each day with love and passion. As you find your way. Always know we’re here for you. To encourage, support and cheer you too. We love you,

Mom, Dad, Jake and Ben

Matt Hallquist SENIOR ADS 455


crazies • dante project • freckling • i’ve got your backhand • bffeaeaeaea... • knitting on awkward tanline • marraige chocolate • conversation mapping • simbas • peanut

&

ANDREA SALLY there lies a prairie covered with holes. you could walk through the prairie pretending not to notice they’re there, and find yourself falling with every step. you could walk through the prairie eyes to the ground anticipating the appearance of every hole, and find yourself falling without further thought. OR... you could walk through the prairie, eyes all around, seeing the holes, seeing the sky, seeing the fairy forest in the distance.

• annotated stargirl • parkville carnival • caesar play • drunken cassio • smoothies • lalalalalala life is wonderful • laughing dolphin • silly faces • pure seduction

our rocking chairs in 90 years • those lazy hazy crazy days of summer • red jellies • tennis games and trampolines • matilda • eureka! buddies • trying to find God • bruises • after braces smile • gummy worms • smell of spring • trick-or-treating • walking sticks

creek • clinically obese, boxing cats • hello bestialness • penguin bra • easter eggs • blueberry bagel sandwich • dirty feet • the handkerchief! • seizure hands • let’s get down to the nitty gritty • pigs • hello my pretttttyyyyyy • english window • SSSSSSS •

Andrea Tudhope and Sally Holmes

Audrey Alison Derek

Ali

Colin

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hey stepped into the bleached room. The only noise was the artificial respirator, pumping into junior Bryan Barrow’s body to keep his organs alive. His closest friends and family didn’t know how to react to the boy in the white bed, a boy who, standing, was rarely still or quiet. But this boy hadn’t moved a hair. At 10:30 p.m. that Friday night, Bryan’s Volvo hit Brush Creek’s pines near 51st Street and Ward Parkway. He was wearing his seat belt when the red S40 side-swiped one tree at approximately 60 mph and then fishtailed into another. The fire department cut him out of the passenger side when they arrived at the scene. According to Kansas City, Mo. Police Department Captain Rich Lockhart, the most likely cause of the crash was excessive speed, but his family also believed he was on his cell phone or became distracted and simply lost control. His spinal cord had severed at C2, just a few centimeters below his golden blonde hair. The paramedics had tried to revive him. Heart stopped. Blood pressure dropped. No movement. It would be a miracle if his organs could be recovered and donated, as the heart on his driver’s license dictated. He was officially proclaimed “brain dead” the next morning. “Bryan wanted everyone to be strong and courageous,” Bryan’s mother Anne Peterson-Barrow said. “Bryan’s way is to be strong and courageous. If he had survived the accident, he would have been paralyzed, and that wasn’t his way. It was always Bryan’s way.” *** As soon as Bryan’s parents arrived in the St. Luke’s ER at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, they started making calls. They called his best friend - his brother Erik. They called his youth pastor. They called every family member, his best friends, his skating crew. Only Bryan’s scarred face and thin upper foam of his neck brace shown outside the encompassing white sheet. His hand lay outside the blanket, the chain of his friend’s cross wrapped around his fingers. Twenty-seven hours before, he ate his favorite peanut butter and waffle breakfast before he got ready for school. He passed the devotional book at his bedside table, buried under two well-worn Bibles, on the way to the bathroom. He brushed his teeth in the mirror and faced the taped note. It read “Why I believe what I believe.” “It literally was a statement of faith for him,” Hillcrest Covenant Church youth pastor Nate Severson said. “He would read that every day, so he would be reminded...to take what he believed and live it out. I’ve never had a kid tell me he loved me as much as Bryan does. Every time I see him, he’d come up and give me a big hug, and he’d say ‘I love you man,’ and I would say ‘I love you back.’” After the “High Impact” youth retreat last June, where Bryan adventured in the deep Colorado mountains, where Severson helped reprioritize Bryan’s life with God first, Bryan started attending Sunday morning services in the youth

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center and meeting with a small group on Sunday nights. The small bedside devotional helped challenge his faith during the small group’s weekly meetings. Severson had left for a mission trip on that Friday. A few hours after he landed in Anchorage, he got the call and was at the hospital bedside by 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. *** Junior Adam Levin came to the bedside, next to Bryan just like the last 17 years. He had lived right next door and had been friends with Bryan since birth. But Bryan didn’t look like Bryan. His ordinarily messy and tangled blonde hair was slicked back. It wasn’t supposed to be Bryan. The lacerated and combed Bryan wasn’t the Bryan who watered the flowers outside everyday. He wasn’t the 10-year-old Bryan who mooned cars at Franklin Park. He wasn’t the summertime Bryan, the one who ran with Super Soakers and splashed in the hot tub. “I don’t feel like I’ve just lost a friend,” Levin said. “A lot of my memories growing up here are with Bryan. When I think back on childhood, I’m going to think about Bryan. It’s like I’ve lost part of my life.” But it was still Bryan in the pale white room. He was the one who loved and cared for his friends, and his friends loved him back. A few kissed him on his forehead, the only place without a scrape. Others just held his hand. The rest stayed across the room, too afraid to face this Bryan. He was everyone’s friend. He greeted those he knew in the hall with a unique voice, from a high, Furby-like pitch for junior Dustin Ballard, to a fluctuating nasal tone for junior Brooks Williams. When he saw his former Spanish teacher Rose Detrixhe, he would give her a hug instead of an “Hola.” “Bryan was always there,” Williams said. “He was such a helping friend, such a caring person. He was really selfless and worried about his friends or family. He was all about being happy and enjoying life.  He just wanted to have a good time.”  *** Cousin Lars-Erik Brunk came to Bryan’s bedside. Lars-Erik didn’t see his future Colorado State roommate. He didn’t see his former competition, his former role-model, his friend. Summertime was sublime for Lars-Erik and Bryan. They vacationed in Wisconsin with their grandma Ulla Brunk and their grandpa Bertil Brunk boating and wakeboarding over the still, blue, deep waters of Lake Geneva. Morfar, affectionate Swedish for grandfather, and a young Bryan bonded over the black and ivory keys in Geneva by singing an improvised melody. He was only knee-high, but he followed every onomatopoeia, “Da doo doo da doo” melody, his Morfar sang and harmonized perfectly to the family gathered around. “He had this fantastic way of looking at you,” Ulla said. “He could be just as sophisticated as he was goofy and just as charming. You couldn’t help but respect him.” Bryan shared time between the Brunks in Geneva and the Barrows in Fulton,


FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO. Mo. He would alternate between the crystal waters and the thick forests, loyal and loving to both sides of his immediate family. In the thicket of Fulton, it was a slice of heaven. The A-Frame that served as a reunion hall for the family overlooked the original homestead: 600 acres of forest, plants and rocks, all waiting for Bryan to explore and pull out snakes or other critters. “Bryan had a love for the outdoors and had an appreciation for God’s nature,” Anne said. “He was not one to be inside; he had to be out, just living life to the fullest. He was a real down-to-earth kid.” *** Bryan’s skating friends held a candlelight vigil at the bedside. He was surrounded by the small votives on that night, but the next day Bryan’s body would travel into the recovery room for surgery to donate his organs, and then later settle at Johnson County Memorial Gardens on the following Wednesday. The next weekend, his friends and other skateboarders organized a barbeque and skating competition. The family donated all profits to Bryan’s memorial scholarship fund, which the family planned to grant to a graduating student in Bryan’s grade who they felt best embodied Bryan’s qualities. A week before the crash, Bryan came home with a grin from ear to ear and a DVD in his hand. He had earned a sponsorship from Ride Forever, the skate shop he had loved to work at for the past six months. The sponsorship gave him access to free gear, a new board every month and a few minutes in The Ride Forever Studio highlight video of their best skaters. Those five minutes would have sealed a future Vans sponsorship, Bryan’s next major goal, just before an A in fourth quarter physics. But that sponsorship had been his goal for the past school year, and it almost always came before homework or parties. He was determined. Cracks, pops and ollies sounded from the driveway on Linden Drive, regardless of how many times he fell. “In jewelry class, I’d be like ‘what’s this new scrape from?’” Ballard said. “‘Oh, I just went down this 14-foot stair,’ [Bryan would say]. He was crazy.” His first hospitalization was on his thirteenth birthday. It was raining, and he wanted to go with Erik to the skate park. His mom wanted to go out for ice cream. The ICU held him for two days after he smacked his head on the slippery concrete, but he left with only a few stitches and a minor concussion. “In the ambulance on the way to Children’s Mercy, I thought to myself ‘I hope I never have to go through this again,” Anne said. “I worried about him all the time when he was out skateboarding, or doing anything.” Even when he wasn’t on his board, he was a natural athlete and played soccer for East during his three-year high school career. His cleats moved like a

dancer’s feet; it was like he was choreographed. A lucky fan would be able to glimpse his mouth, biting down on his tongue in determination, just like he’d done since preschool. Next season would be dedicated to Bryan and his legacy of fancy footwork on the grass. “He had this smile,” head soccer coach Jaime Kelly said. “And whenever you saw this smile….it always kind of made you laugh and bring a smile to your face.” *** Before Bryan’s gurney moved down the hall, his family and friends held hands around the white, suddenly warm room. Severson led the prayer, hoping for a miracle that Bryan’s organs could be donated despite his condition and the doctor’s forebodings. His Morfar sang “Tryggare Re Kan Ingen Vara,” the Swedish hymn “Children of the Heavenly Father,” as his last parting “Do do da da do do do.” The rest took turns saying their last good-byes, Bryan’s dad, Bruce, leaning in closely to tell him which friend was coming next. “I just walked in, and you gotta take deep breaths before you walk into that room, because you can’t control tears from coming out of your eyes when you walk in there and see your best friend lying on the bed, completely, just gone,” Levin said. “There’s no way to describe that feeling. I didn’t know what to say. I had to sit there for a few minutes and just look at him. Held his hand, and touched him, and finally, I don’t even remember what I said. I said good-bye and told him I loved him, and then I left. I can’t even remember what I said to him; it’s just overwhelming to see that.” The doctors’ return from the recovery room came with the bittersweet news. They were able to save each organ and find a needy body. His liver was going to a 60-year-old. His first kidney to a 57-year-old, his second to a 52-year-old. His pancreas: a 45-year-old. His heart was going to a 22-year-old who would have only had a few days left to live. Bryan was the boy who gave everything, from a sympathetic ear for his friends to love and loyalty for his closest to a few vital organs for strangers. He couldn’t return the “I love you’s” and forehead kisses, but he didn’t need to. “It struck me a couple days ago…he only got to live 17 years,” Severson said. “And then I thought, ‘He got to live 17 years.’ And I was thankful God let me be a part of that. He got 17 years, and he lived it to the fullest. I guarantee he’s got no regrets.” Story by Tim Shedor.

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t the funeral, friends and family of David Lengle listened to the story of the Good Samaritan, who cared for a stranger and expected nothing in return. The Reverend paralleled this sermon at the service Aug. 22 with the generosity the listeners saw in David. The same David who gave advice to all his friends, said ‘hi’ to people he didn’t know in the halls and always said thank you no matter how small the favor. Lengle was hit by a car shortly after 5 p.m. on Aug. 15 while attempting to cross the street at 77th and Metcalf, where he and a friend were walking from Quiktrip to the McDonalds across the street to rent a DVD. He was pronounced dead early the next morning at Overland Park Regional Center. He was 15. Friends were planning on meeting at Lengle’s house to hang out later that night, but instead ended up at the hospital. When David’s girlfriend, junior Audrey Howell, arrived at the hospital, she found her boyfriend on a ventilator. Two people were allowed to go into his room at a time, to say goodbye. His last act of generosity was to have his organs donated.

∑∑∑ Light shone through the pink and yellow stained glass in the church ceiling as Reverand Peter Rehwaldt officiated the service. “As far as funerals go, this is not how it’s supposed to be,” Rehwaldt said. “High schoolers are supposed to go to football games with their friends. Not funerals. School dances. Not funerals. This was not how it was supposed to be.” “He had a life to live,’ Howell said. “We planned on being together forever. We were going to have kids. Seven kids. He loved kids.”

∑∑∑ When Katie Lavender, mother of sophomore Jesse Lavender, David’s friend and neighbor, met David at 5-years-old, he struck her as an extremely polite boy. Because her husband coached basketball in elementary school, they gave David numerous rides to games and practices. “He’s the only friend of Jesse’s that always thanked us for anything, even when we first met him,” Mrs. Lavender said. When she heard about the accident, she was the one who took David’s mom to the hospital. She was with friends and her “second son” when he died. She was at the funeral remembering David playing football with Jesse.

A reception followed the funeral, where a slideshow showed pictures of Lengle. One baby picture of David playing in the snow. Another with him sprawled in a pumpkin path. And another lying in a tire swing paired with his favorite quote by Bob Marley: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

∑∑∑ During the summers, Lengle helped his neighbors move, walked their dogs and assisted an elderly family with their yard work. Always generous. He was the one who thought of things to do when his friends were bored. “He didn’t like being lazy, like me,” Lavender said with a laugh. David and his friends would watch movies, play Frisbee and walk to the creek with Lengle’s black lab-collie mix, Murphy. He walked everywhere, and didn’t like wearing shoes. He had gotten a staph infection after he stepped on a rock while playing Frisbee barefoot, and had to be on crutches most of the summer. “That really hurt him,”sophomore Russell Philpott said. “He said he was going crazy being inside.” Even at night he was looking for some way to entertain himself. When sophomore Quan Brunt was the first one to fall asleep one night, Lengle put shaving cream on his ears, face and nose. “I woke up and then fell back asleep,” Brunt said. “And then he did it again. He’d always be up, ready to do something else.” But Lengle was also the friend who let Brunt sleep in his bed, while David slept on the floor. Always generous.

∑∑∑ After Reverand Rehwaldt told the story of the Good Samaritan, he explained how David knew how to love God and love his neighbor. “You all smiled when you saw one another earlier,” Rehwaldt said, addressing the more than 100 people who attended. “The love David showed is the same love you are showing to each other.” More than half the East wrestling team attended, all sitting in the same row. Lengle wrestled his freshman year. “He worked really hard,” wrestling coach Chip Ufford said. “He was not very outspoken but right in the middle of the pack. He did a good job doing just what he needed to do.” Some students at the funeral said they barely knew David, but had said ‘hi’ to him in the hallways or had a class with him. Though Lengle’s closest friends were those who had gone to Tomahawk

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Elementary with him, he had a wide circle of friends. “I’d see him in the hallways,” sophomore Mark Mergen said. “Some kids would just blow you off, but he’d say ‘hi.’ He was understanding of people and what they needed.”

∑∑∑ “I love you.” The last text message Howell received from David while she was at work was random. Rarely would he send a message out of the blue, unless he had a question. “I love you more,” Howell sent back in her text message to him. “The text message had been opened and read,” Howell said.

“The last thing he saw from me said, ‘I love you more.’” This was not how it was supposed to be. But Lengle’s group of friends grewn closer after David’s death, according to Howell. They sent text messages to each other during school, asked how each other was doing. When they listened to Sublime, David’s favorite band, they looked up, saying out loud, “this is for you David.” “Maybe that was one of God’s reasons, to bring us closer,” Howell said. Howell knows David wouldn’t want them to be sad. He’d want them to be happy, go on with their lives. Always generous. “Some people have a limit on how much they can give,” Howell said. “For David, there was no limit.” Story by Tim Shedor.

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omebody shot Edgar in the heart.” Juan Lozania couldn’t believe what his daughter was telling him. He closed El Texano, his small auto shop on Osage Road and hurried to the Inner City Oil Co. where the shooting had happened. “I didn’t know he was in the hospital or anywhere,” Lozania said. “I wanted to go there and see what happened.” He arrived only to discover that his step-son, junior Edgar Lozania-Florez, had been rushed to the hospital, but there was nothing they could do to save him from the bullet wounds to the chest. Lozania didn’t understand. He couldn’t. “That day he went by here, but an hour before that happened,” Lozania said. “He was with one of his friends. They rolled by, and he called me, yelled at me, happy. The next hour, he was shot.” He didn’t know the details and even now, he’s still figuring them out. According to the Kansas City, Kansas police report, the shooting was an act of juvenile gang violence. The Wyandotte county district attorney has charged 15-year-old Omar Hernandez with first-degree murder and criminal possession of a fire-arm. The police are still searching for 19-year-old Nestor J. Ardon in connection with the murder. Edgar was a recent transfer student from J.C. Harmon High School. He spent only two weeks at East.

∑∑∑ Sophomore Breana Gray was one of his first friends to hear the news. She had grown close to Edgar after he arrived at East. “He asked me like everyday to be his girlfriend,” Gray said. “He always told me, ‘I’ll do everything for [you],’ stuff like that. He would text me…he didn’t even have a phone; he’d text me on other people’s phones just to see how I was doing.” He liked Breana and he did everything to be near her. He walked her to classes, put his arm around her and stored his books in her locker. Two weeks ago, Gray broke up with her boyfriend and Edgar was right there, holding her hand, asking if she would be his girl. She said it hadn’t even been 24 hours since the breakup. He said he could wait until the end of the day. That Friday Breana told Edgar that she wouldn’t be his girl. He was angry and went to the nurse’s office saying he was sick, wanting to go home. He was supposed to be picked up. “Instead of leaving right then, he waited after class and took me out to lunch,” Gray said. “We were sitting with all my friends. He sat with me and he grabbed my hand under the table and tried to hold it…I kind of pushed him away. That was the last time I saw him.” That’s not the last time she heard from him, though. He was still texting her Tuesday afternoon. “You know that I want to be with you. I’ll do everything for you. I won’t do you wrong.” The last words she ever read. “I need you Breana.” She didn’t respond. He sent it again during class. “I need you Breana.”

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Edgar saw East as an opportunity to work to be somebody according to his step-dad. “He wanted to be in your guy’s school so badly,” Lozania said. “He used to tell me that he didn’t get along too good [at Harmon].” Harmon was where most of his friends went to school, and Edgar’s ex-girlfriend, East junior Milly Roque, said most of them were in gangs. “He wasn’t in [the gang], but he represented it,” Roque said. “To get in a gang, basically you have to do something to get in the gang. [His friends] told me he wasn’t in it.” A group even showed up at his funeral on Saturday morning at Christ the King church, where they placed a blue bandanna, sunglasses and a black Kansas City Royals cap on his still chest. Lozania wanted to know the truth. “I asked them, ‘Hey was he a part of you guys? They told me ‘No, he wasn’t a part of us. He wanted to be a part of us.’ I don’t know. I don’t doubt he hung out with some of the guys that are in the gangs that are real bad.” It was something that Gray and Edgar would joke about during school, flashing each other rival gang signs and then laughing afterwards. But after his death, she opened her locker and found the books he had left there. She returned most of them to the office but kept his binder that was covered in gang signs he had drawn. I knew he was serious about his gang,” Gray said, “but I didn’t know he was dead serious.” But Edgar wanted more than that. He wanted to help his dad and stay in school. “One day he told me ‘You know, I want to be somebody dad, because I want to get you out of the shop. I don’t want to see you work all the time,” Lozania said. “He said ‘Yep, I’m going to work for that.’”

∑∑∑ The funeral came on a foggy Saturday morning at Christ the King Church. The casket was open and friends and family cried near his body. His mother, Andrea, would not get out of the car. Roque went out to get her. “I walked her to the funeral and everything,” Roque said. “She told me ‘He’s just asleep, he’s just asleep.” The Mass began. The worst part for Milly wasn’t walking Andrea to the funeral or even seeing Edgar’s body. “What hit me the most was that he had a little cousin that was like four who was behind who was just screaming ‘God why did you take him? Why did you take him? He didn’t deserve to die. Why did they kill him?’” That was something the whole family still asked themselves. No matter what charges were filed or what convictions were reached, Lozania knew they wouldn’t bring Edgar back. “It would be a lot different if he was sick or something,” Lozania said. “That prepares you a little bit more for something like that. But when somebody takes away one of the members of your family with no reasons in one second…I feel like I want to go with him.” Story by Paige Cornwell and Bernadette Myers.

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Front row: Anna Bernard, Annie Sgroi, Kate East, Mackenzie Wylie, Rachel Birkenmeier, Aubrey Leiter, Kennedy Burgess, Haley Martin, Sam Logan Second row: Gruffin Bur, Kathleen Ireland, Dan Stewart, Colleen Ireland, Maddy Bailey, Phoebe Unterman, Bernadette Myers, Elizabeth McGranahan, Michael Stolle, Conor Twibell, Kevin Simpson Third row: Sam Kovzan, CC Creidenburg, am Smith, Sarah McKittrick, Gail Stonebarger, Billy Kirkpatrick, Evan Nichols, Jack Howland, Camille Karro, Raina Weinburg, Grant Heinlein, Max Stitt, C. Dow Tate Fourth row: Alex Lamb, Andrew Goble, Tim Shedor, Jeff Rutherford, Mac Tamblyn, Duncan McHenry, Andy Allen, Taylor Haviland, Patrick Mayfield, Stephen Nichols, Tyler Roste, Logan Heley Not pictured: Paige Cornwell.

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EDITORS: Design Editor Emma Collins, Co-Editors Andrea Tudhope and Alexandria Norton.

SECTION EDITORS: First row: Portraits Editor Leah Pickett, Academics Editor Gaby Thompson, Assistant Clubs Editor Mallory Stevenson. Second row: Portraits Editor Chandra Swanson, Sports Editors Jordan Dietrich and Whitaker Sherk, Student Life Editor Maureen Orth.

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Andrea. You impressed us all with how much you worked to guide the book and the staff in the right direction. From last year’s assistant to a definite leader you became exactly what we needed to make our simple plans in Dallas become a reality. Stealing other people’s keyboards, suffocating us all in your mass of blonde hair and not eating sweets for over a month, room 521 just wouldn’t have been the same without you. Alexandria. Sassafrass there are few ways to describe all that you really did for this publication. From singing nonsensical songs with Emma to sacrificing your own birthday you and Andrea made sure that this book was everything we envisioned and even more. From what we did wrong to what we did right you stuck by the book and the staff making sure that we didn’t let anyone, least of all yourself, down. We would have been lost without you. Emma C. Sparkly Butterfly! Thank you for laughing hysterically with us on late nights. We wouldn’t have gone so insane without you. You bring life and enthusiasm to the journalism room in both your innovative designs and silly stories! Thanks for being you. Mallory. Your constant Red Bull addiction and sporadic cheer routines were enough to keep us laughing. The endless number of quotes and pictures that you resized was incredible and the clubs section would never have happened without your dedication. Maureen. We missed you so much in the hour this year and we wish we could have seen you more. But you never failed to disappoint with both your spreads and singing abilities. Leah. You and Chandra took on so much this year and you managed to pull off an amazing and innovative section – complete with pull outs! Jordan. Sunshine, we’re so glad that you decided to switch over to our staff this year and we were so impressed with how dedicated you became to a new staff and a new book. The sports section would never have survived without you. Whitaker. You grew up so much this year. From an ads editor to leading force for the entire staff you showed both your leadership and design skills throughout the entire year while staying bright and cheery even on the darkest of days. Gaby. Our illustrator guru, you really learned how to harness your creativity into each of your spreads while coming up with new and amazing ideas for coverage. Chandra. Not only did you take on the portraits section, but you led an amazing group of writers throughout the entire year and made an excellent copy editor. Katie. We know juggling positions on two staffs wasn’t easy but you managed to pull it off and we appreciated your time and effort so much. Sydney. Thank you for always turning out great stories and your willingness to do whatever, whenever. Your ability to track down quotes was unbelievable and we couldn’t have done it without you. Emily. With your cute outfits and even cuter pictures you helped make the room fun while turning out great photos. John. The number of hours you dedicated to the book this year was ridiculous and so amazing. From spreads to ads to the index, your personal touches are all over the book. Hannah. We know ads can be such a challenge but you did such a great job with both the design and organization of the whole section. Will. Joining staff so late in the year, you surpassed everyone’s expectations of how priceless your help and friendship would become. You helped to make this book happen.


thanks FOR A GREAT YEAR Drew, Maggie, Caroline. We didn’t get to see you guys as often as we wanted to but we trusted you to rely on each other and turn out an amazing product. Thank you so much for your outstanding work! Rachel. You must have shot over 100 mugs in just a couple of days and no one but you would have been able to handle all that stress and get it done. We really and truly couldn’t have published the book without your pictures and your dedication to the staff and our huge undertaking. Meghan. Our “artsy” girl, you entertained the entire staff with your naps and Chipotle cravings but also made sure that anything that needed doing, got done. We couldn’t have made it through the seniors section without you. Ellen. QT queen, your diet coke runs kept us all going and your photos are all over the book- you helped keep us laughing all throughout the year. Sam. Your dancing and balance beam routines always relieved stress on deadline nights. You fulfilled your position as Digital Trainer with flying colors. xoxo, Gossip Girl. Ali. You were a great addition to our staff second semester, thanks for helping us out this year. Alissa. You are an incredibly hard worker, and you contributed more than just photos to the Hauberk this year. Alysabeth: Thanks for joining staff and contributing your work to us this year. Amanda. Even with all of your other activities, you managed to be a great photographer this year. We are so glad that you joined staff. Andie. We have really loved having you on staff. You did great work, and we feel like we have really gotten to know you. Thank you for joining staff and always working hard. Andrea. Grasshopper, you have improved immensely, and you have grown to be an awesome photographer. Anna. We appreciate all of your help on every late night, early morning, and with shooting nearly every event. You should be really proud of all of your photos and help you have contributed to the staff. Eliza. Our little baby! You have learned so much this year. We are so proud of our little Freshman. Emilie. We are very proud of your improvements and are happy you joined staff this year. We hope you come back next year. Emily. You have always impressed us with your hard work and your photography. You’ve done a great job these past two years. Kit. Thank you for joining us your Senior year. You have been a great addition to staff, and we are proud of all of the pictures you have taken. Kristin. We are so glad you came back this year. Not only did you take great pictures, but you also always knew how to put everyone in a good mood. Lauren. You always knew how to make us laugh. You have been a great help this year and an even better photographer. Good luck next year! Lucy. We are so happy you joined staff this year. You have pushed yourself and have become a great photographer in a short period of time. Nicole. Although your food always made our room smell, we are proud of everything you have accomplished these last two years. We hope you do just as well next year! Peter. Although you were in a different hour, we feel like we have really gotten to know you this year. You are a hard worker and are always willing to help. Thanks for a great year. Tate. Tater, your advice, slideshows and jokes have gotten us through the year. We can’t even begin to thank you for all of the opportunities and inspiration you have given us. Thanks for staying with us late and for pushing us all to always do our best work. We could never have done it without you.

PHOTO EDITORS: Assistant Photo Editor Ellen Frizzell, Photo Editor Rachel English, Assistant Photo Editor Meghan Benson. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Second row: Emilie Block, Alissa Pollack, Andrea Zecy, Lauren Bleakley, Andie Mitchell. Third row: Alysabeth Albano, Anna Petrow, Lucy Faerber, Nicole Luby, Digital Trainer Sam Bolanovich

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