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Airs. Cavalier, showing off her Oriole pride during the 1997 baseball 
playoffs, and Mr. Darroagh pose for fhe camera outside the main 
office Both the faculty and administration were vital to making as the 
School of Champions 


Mrs. Cammock helps Rafael Russell in class. Having a role 
c teacher, anda willing student in dass created acomforh 
atmosphere in our school 

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"Vital Signs?' 

What does that 
mean? Well, in 
contradiction to 
the physical vital 
signs that a doctor takes, this year's yearbook has taken 
vital signs to a whole new level; we would like to show you 
the vital signs of Gar-Field! 

There was a heartbeat, a pulse that ran through each 
student, as well as every faculty member. This was a 
heartbeat of Indian pride that jump started on the morning 
of September 2, 1997. Seniors delved into a vision for the 
future, juniors felt a new sense of freedom with the ability 
to drive, sophomores relaxed as they were no longer the 
youngest in the school, and freshmen entered our world 
with a combined sense of uncertainty and excitement. 

We all received our daily dosage of hardships and 
victories. Classes gave us all a run for our brain waves, and 
a taste of the "real world." Yet, through everything, the 
human touch of friends was always there to ameliorate the 
traumas and multiply the joys. 

Our heartbeat was one of life, laughter, tears, and 
cheers. It molded our thoughts and made our memories. In 
looking back, we will see the heartbeat that formed who we 
were. People will graduate and move on, but surely no one 
will forget the vital signs that gave us life. 

•Erin Nicholson , Editor-in-Chief 

ent Lite 

Every year, one aspect of Gar-Field maintains its position as the school's 
most vital element. This is, of course, the student body. This year, the trend was no 
different. As always, the students were extremely active and constanlty involved in 
all parts of life at Gar-Field. This involvement constituted the heart of the school 
and made us the School of Champions. The daily routines of the student body were 
microcosms of student life. Although each day was unique, many followed similar 
patterns and structured the lives of the students and the school. 

This daily routine was, however, more than just the mere movement of each 
student to and from school and between classes. It was the basis for the develop¬ 
ment of friendships and the experiences of life. The diversity of the student body 
was the perfect medium for this development. Every new friendship and new 
learning experience contributed to Gar-Field as a whole. 

Students had unique ways of expressing themselves, but found they had 
similar goals and ideas. Groups of people who shared common interests built 
friendships and went through each day relying on one another for not only enter¬ 
tainment, but also for support. Friendships spanned the entire student body, build¬ 
ing continuity through all grade levels. 

School spirit was expressed by all students in their support of athletic teams, 
involvement in clubs, effort in the classroom, and activities outside of school. Stu¬ 
dents wore their school colors with pride and distinguished themselves from the 
crowd. The student body brought vitality to Gar-Field and preserved its postition 
as the most vital element. 

Homecoming 1997provedtobe themost 
well -attended In the schools history. 
Students of a!grade levels were "Dancing 
in the Streets, "or rather in the halls, with 
their peers. Photography tricks reflect 
the uniucpeness of the evening. 

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Movin’ On Up 

These were two of the 
most anicipated days in 
the graduating classes' 
minds. Baccalaureate and 
Graduation had finally 
arived. Some saw this as 
the happiest time in their 
life; they were finally 
going on, and leaving 
high school behind. 
Others were sad about the 
thought of leaving high 
school and all of their 
friends. "It was a nerve 
wrecking experience", 
stated Beth Stockman. 
For some it would be the 
last time to see friends and 
faculty that they had come 
to know over the last four 

Baccalaureate was held 
at Hylton Chapel in Dale 
City, and was the first sign 
of the end for seniors. It 
was one of the last events 
before graduation, and a 
chance for students to 
prepare for the big day. It 
was a time for students to 
reflect on the past four 

years and think about 
the future. As Sheela Kori 
said, "Senior graduation 
was so exciting. It was 
something I had looked 
forward to for such a long 

Before the ceremony, 
questions raced through 
the minds of the soon-to- 
be graduates. Was it the 
end already? Am I really 
graduating? High school 
would be over in a few 
short hours. Where had 
the time gone? 

As seniors lined up in 
the hallls of G-F on June 
13,1997, they prepared to 
walk up on stage and 
receive their diploma, and 
end their time as a high 
school student. Family 
and relatives filled the 
football stadium 

anxiously awaiting thier 
loved one's big moment. 
Flashbulbs errupted and 
video cameras rolled as 
student after student 
made the short walk 

across the stage to 
receive his or her diploma. 

The speaker was Jim 
Vance, a news reporter 
from NBC. His speech 
touched everyone in the 
crowd, especially those 
who were about to 
graduate and start the 
next step in their lives. 

It was so 
exciting. 1 had 
waited for such 
a long time. 

-Shelia Kori 

For some, the next step 
was college, and for others 
it was a career. But despite 
everything, many could 
relate to Mr. Vance's 
words. This day brought 
mixed emotions, but it 
was definitely a day of 
pride and excitement. 

After a long night of waiting for While prepairing for the 

their four years of high school to Baccalaureate ceremony. Sarah Hill 

come to a close. Tommy Cope, helps Kayla Barnes adjust her sash. 

Danny Broughton, and Matt The honor society members were 

Novacek throw their caps in the distinguished by their gold sashes, 

air. The tossing of graduation 
caps is the final ritual of 

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Wai ting patiently for their turn at 
the podium, salutarians Tammy 
Ambrose, Mike Sweeney, and 
Harmon Bajwa, along with 
valadictorian Matt Movacek 
eagei'ly listen to principal Dallek’s 
introductory speech. These 
speeches reflected milestones of 
their high school careers and 
would be remembered forever. 

Gina Burke, Eric Burke, Li Hand 
Burgas, Joe Brass, Marquise Brown 
and Elise Brown stand solemnly 
after recieving their diplomas. This 
was a moment of triumph was felt 
by all of the graduates. 

While awaiting the Baccalaureate 
ceremony at the Hylton Chapel, 
Christa Gargan lends a hand to 
friend Fat Johnson. Dressing in 
cap and gown for Baccalaureate 
prepared the seniors for their 
upcoming graduation. 

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Having the firve of their lives at 
prom. Jennifer Ftom and Eva 
McCarthy were caught offguard 
by the flash of the camera. Jen 
displays the colors of the season 
in her' light purple dress. 

Romance is in the air for Josh 
Lawson and date, a student at 
Woodbridge High School This 
shows how rivalry between 
schools is kept on the field and 
doesn't interfere with 

Breaking it down. Antonio Mendez 
and friends enjoy prom night. For 
many students, this was the final 
dance of their high school career. 

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Taking a break from the fast music. 
Katie Garber and date share an 
intimate moment together. Many 
couples enjoyed time away from the 
loud crowd. 

4s they check in at the front 
entrance. Neda Farahmand. Boioou 
Azabzafcari Ti'acy Kmoshita. and 
Brian Lathan prepare for a night 
filled with fun and excitement. It 
was necessary for couples to 
purchase tickets to be admitted 
to the prom. 

Hold on to the 


As the year came to 
an end, prom was one 
thing that many students 
were looking forward to. 
This was a special night 
for seniors, as they 
approached the end of 
their high school career. 

The theme of the 1997 
Prom was "Hold on to 
the Night." Many 
students felt that this 
night was worth being 
held on to. "Being able 
to spend an elegant night 
with my date and my 
friends made the night 
memorable," stated Ned 

For most students, the 
night consisted of dinner 
before the prom and then 
parties afterward. The 
prom itself, however, 
was what was being 
most anticipated weeks 
in advance. After 

searches for dresses, 
tuxes, limos and 
restaurants, the night had 
finally arrived. "The 
weeks leading up to prom 
were really hectic. We 
went through something 
like five limo companies 
until we found the right 
price for the white stretch 
we wanted. I searched 
high and low for the 
perfect dress. After one 
month, I found it. 
Unfortunately, when I 
arrived at prom, two 
other girls had the same 
dress. It didn't matter, 
though. I had a magical 
and memorable night of 
friends and non-stop 
dancing. It was all worth 
it," commented Rachel 

For seniors this 
symbolized the end to 
their wonderful 

years at Gar-Field, 
which made the night 
extra-special. "Prom 
was a good way for 
me to say goodbye to 
all my close friends 
who were going off to 
college", said Colette 

"I had a 
magical and 
night of 

-Rachel Dean 

This night was 
certainly one to 
remember and hold on 
to. No one would ever 
let go of the memories. 

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On Friday daring Spirit 
Week Brittany Turdham 
shows her excitement and 
enthusiasm toward the 
weekend’s Homecoming 
events through her attire. 
She led the student body 
with her enthusiasm at the 
pep rally. 

The football team runs 
through a 'crash through’ 
as the crowd yells with 
exitement. A pep rally was a 
sure way to involve a 

Spirt of 

Red, White, and Blue 

Spirit Week is the one 
time during the year when 
students can dress in 
vivacious outfits and 
show their support for the 
school. "The importance 
of Spirit Week is showing 
pride in your school. 
When you are older you 
won't have goofy dress 
days at work. You may 
have thought you were 
too cool then, but looking 
back, it will seem like a lot 
of fun. These things are 
what will stand out when 
you are thirty years old 
remembering your high 
school years," stated Mrs. 

Students definitely 
showed their vitality 

during that week. 
"Spirit Week rocks! 
There's a lot more spirit 
this school year than last, 
and it makes it that much 
better," exclaimed 
Heather Moore. 

Each day of Spirit 
Week was a different 
dress up day. For 
example, "Twin Day 
Tuesday," where friends 
dressed alike, and 
"Wacky Wednesday," 
where people wore their 
most energetic and lively 
clothes. The most spirited 
day was Friday: red, 
white, and blue day. 
Students came in with 
painted faces and excited 
attitudes. The school day 
on Friday ended with a 

pep rally, another way 
students showed school 
spirit. One could literally 
feel the excitement when 
one walked into the gym. 
"Spirit Week is great. It 
gets me all fired up for the 
football game. I go out on 
the field, knowing that my 
school is behind me!" 
Chet Lindenmuth 
excitedly said. 

The spirit displayed 
throughout the week was 
also shown at the game 
and at the Homecoming 

With his face painted, 
Charlie Caldwell was ready 
for the Homecoming game. 
Many Students found that 
face paint was an easy way 
to express school pride. 


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mediation prevails 

Showing their support for 
the senior class, Theresa 
Veters and Joe Raekstraw 
sell spirit links. During Spirit 
Week, each class competed 
to see who could raise the 
most money by buying links. 

Sabrina Furr and Jami 
Bedford exemplify their 
outrageous school spirit on 
'Wacky Wednesday'. Their 
wild outfits caused many 
double looks from fellow 
students in the hallway. 

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All decked out in red, white, 
and blue, Tim Dertzbaugh 
holds his Gar-Field flag, /te a 
stuntman for the Varsity 
cheerleading squad. Tim 
was ready for the 
Homecoming game. 

Varticipatmg in 'SO’s Day’, 
Sara Blindaver crimped her 
hair and wore an over¬ 
sized sweater. These were 
two major fashion crazes 
of the decade. 

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The time that all of 
Gar-Field had awaited 
since the begining of 
September had finally 
arrived: Homecoming 
Weekend. It was Friday 
night, and the crowd 
excitedly poured into 
Ralph L. Barnett Stadium 
expecting another Big Red 
win. And while the 
outcome of the game was 
not positive, the spirit 
shown by the crowd was. 

What started with a 
light drizzle, soon turned 
into a monsoon. The 
pouring rain sent most 
fans ducking for cover. 
Despite the rain, the game 
and the halftime activities 

The score at halftime 
had Osbourn leading by 


only ten points, which 
left most of the Gar-Field 
crowd optimistic about 
the second half. "The 
display of spirit 
throughout the game 
was incredible. I was so 
pumped up that I forgot 
about the rain," 
commented Erin 

The whistle sounded, 
signaling the start of 
halftime, and the floats 
began to make their way 
around the track. This 
year's theme "Dancing 
in the Streets" was 
portrayed by all four 
class floats, the winning 
design was awarded to 
the Sophomore class for 
their 1950's style float. 
All of the floats had 

The couple. Frince Chris 
Townsend and Frincess 
Shemika Kendell stand 
proudly as they represent 
the Senior class of '98. The 
Senior class was very 
pleased with the outcome 
of the homecoming court. 

their moment of glory as 
they paraded around the 
track and heard the 
crowd's cheers. 

Homecoming court was 
also awarded during the 
halftime festivities. The 
moment had fin ally arrived 
for the select few seniors 
who had been selected 
Princes and Princesses by 
their fellow classmates. 
There was only room for 
one King and Queen at 
Gar-Field: Nick Powers 
and Sinnet King managed 
to edge out the other 
prospective royalty by a 
narrow margin. 

Gar-Field would not be 
victorious today, but 
everyone who attended the 
game was excited about the 

As the sophomore float 
passes by the small but 
rowdy crowd cheers. The 
sophomore class was 
awarded the title of best 
float for 1991. Their 
hardwork and efforts 
finally paid off. 

11 may only be warm ups 
but Gary Day pats out an 
excellent homecoming 
effort. It's this hard work 
and cooperation that 
makes our football team 
such a success. 

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The brightly decorated 
junior float carries much 
pride in representing their 
class. The students spent 
many hours after school to 

Best friends Missy Goroum ana 
Jennifer Young show their 
support at the Homecoming game. 
Many other students also showed 
school spirit by painting their 
faces, going confetti crazy, and 
cheering loudly. 

The loud crowd anxioulsy awaits 
the halftime activities. A comb¬ 
ination of the rain and cold 
prompted many fans to leave 
during halftime, but this dedicated 
group of fans could be seen untill 
the very end of the game. 

Princess Rachle Dean, 
accompanied by King Kick 
Powers, await the 
announcement of King and 
Queen for 199S's 
Homecoming court. 
Although in the rain, many 
people were at the game 
cheering on the Homecom¬ 
ing court. 

Student Life 13 

Dancing in the Streets 

The theme of the 1997- 
1998 Homecoming dance 
was "Dancing in the 
Streets". This provided 
the perfect atmosphere 
for an evening of fun, 
romance, and memories 
for all who attended. 
"The music was good and 
the decorations were 
really nice," commented 
Sarita Kendall. The 
continuous music, the 
decorations, and the 
lighting created glamour 
and excitement 

throughout the hall. 

It was a record- 
breaking turn out with 
more than 420 couples in 
attendance. The hall was 
overflowing with 
couples and friends 
dancing and taking, 
enjoying their night. "I 
had a great time this year 
because all my friends 
were there," explained 
Missy Gorsum. 

Males were included in 
the Homecoming court 
for the first time. Females 
enjoied voting on the 
princes. As tradition 
dictates, the dance 
honored the Home¬ 
coming court. All of the 
students formed an asile 
in which the Princes 
escourted the Princesses, 
followed by the King and 
Queen, Nick Powers and 
Sinnet Kem, 

"Being one of the first 
Princes ever was very 
exciting and an 
experience I'll never 
forget," quibbled Jim 

Homecoming was a 
memorable experience 
for all who attended. 
The adventure and 
agony of finding the 
perfect dress or suit, the 
search for the date of 
your dreams, the stress 
of where to eat and all 

the last minute disaters, 
became worth it when one 
was in the arms of their 

For some. Home¬ 
coming was more than an 
opportunity to be with 
one's date. Many enjoyed 
being with their friends 
and hanging out with 
them in a diferent 
environment. Students 
treasured these moments, 
ones in which you can let 
loose and just have a good 

As the night came to an 
end, it was obvious that 
everyone was not ready 
for it to be over. Many 
couples lingered behind, 
trying to make the 
moment last a little longer. 
Even as everyone was 
forced to exit the building, 
a few stragglers could be 
seen trying to party in the 
parking lot. 

Nicole Bratotte and Jason Demis 
Moorman find time alone daring 
the dance. The happy couple took 
a break from dancing and enjoyed 
each other's company. Time alone 
at such a big dance was difficult 
for some to accomplish. 

Homecoming King and Queen. Nick 
Towers and Sinnet Kem, enjoy 
their time as Gar-Field's royalty. 
Being voted King and Queen was 
a huge honor, and the two 
enjoyed it immensely. 

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These friends pose for a picture 
by the counter in the lobby at 
the dance. Dark colors were the 
fashion trend in dresses for 

This group of friends ascend the 
stairs at their arrival at the 
dance. The four spent the fun- 
filled evening as a group. 

Brittany Furdham and Mick 
Galgano pose for their pictures. 
The photographers provided a 
temporary growth spurt so 
that the couple would fit into 
the frame. Fictures provided 
lasting memories of the big 

Student Life IS 

6: 00 a.m. alarm rings 

6:08 hit snooze button again 

6:15 hop into shower 

6:23 dress and comb hair 

6:37 eat breakfast and finish homework 

6:52 start car and head off to pick up friends 
7:10 park car in student lot 

7:17 head to locker, talk to friends 

7:25 bell rings, off to class 

7:30 another day begins at Gar-Field 

9:08 first class is over 

9:15 tardy bell rings 

10:55 Lunches begin 

12:27 last block today 

2:02 classes are over 

2:05 meet up with friends 

1. Dana Wilder jokes about her knee injury. 

2. Becca Smith rushes to finish her assignments at lunch 
before the bell rings. 

3. Angel Collins styles a mannequin's hair in cosmetology 

4. Akeem Scott,Lauren Jenkins, and Trevel Pouncy 
collaborate on a biology lab. 

5. Matt Seymour, Rocco Galgano, and Jason Hube creat 
their oum music at lunch. 

6. Jason Kneeper finds time during lunch to climb the 
light pole. 

7. Felicia works on the freshman homecoming float after 
school one day. 


Girls took much longer to get 
ready for school than guys. 
Amanda Mouw spends time every 
morning to try to make her hair 

Upon exiting the building. Chris 
Gaarde. Rocco Galgano. and Matt 
Seymour stop to converse by 
their car. By hanging out in the 
parking lot before school, these 
friends avoided going to class for 
as long as possible. 

These friends choose to go in the 
entrance by the lobby. Although 
occasionally redundant, arriving 
at school was a new and different 
experience for students every day. 

13 Student Life 

Applying make-up before school 
added to the rush in the morning. 
Megan Bailey adds a touch of color 
to her lips to finalize her look. 

The buses line up in the bus tunnel 
each morning to drop students 
off. Most freshmen and 
sophomores rode the bus every 

Wake up, Sleepy Head 

It was 6:00 a.m. on 
Monday morning. You 
woke up to the sound of 
your alarm clock signaling 
the beginning of another 
school day. For many 
students, a snooze button 
came in handy, as it took 
several buzzes of the alarm 
to finally wake them up. "I 
set my alarm for 5:30, but I 
hit the snooze button five 
times before I actually 
dragged myself out of bed," 
recalled Marissa Manabat. 

After getting up, picking 
out the right clothes to wear 
was another obstacle. 
Sorting through closets and 
searching for the matching 
sock were all too common 
experiences. "I just throw 
on whatever's clean," 
commented Lyndsey 

Most of us had trouble 
getting up and starting our 
morning routines. There 
never seemed to be enough 
time in the mornings. After 
showering and getting 

dressed, the chances of 
being late for school were 
good. Students were often 
seen eating breakfast in 
their cars while on their 
way to school. There was 
little time in students' busy 
morning schedules to eat. 
"Once a month, my church 
youth group met at 
McDonald's for 

breakfast," expressed 
Nicole Brulotte. 

Some people found 
mornings to be easier than 
others and even showed 
an added sense of 
motivation. For some 
getting up early was 
simple but for the majority 
it was not. "I have to take 
a cold shower in the 
morning to wake up," 
admitted Brooke Frazier. 

By the time 7:10 rolled 
aroung it was time to drive 
to school. After picking 
up a friend or two, most 
were off to school. But for 
some, stopping for coffee 
at seven-eleven or Exxon 

was sometimes a 
necessity. Getting to 
school before 7:30 was 
impossible, because of 
waiting for busses to 
get out lot, and traffic 
jams. Accumulating 
first period tardies was 
all too easy. "After 
getting out of bed, and 
picking up my friends, 
I'm always late to first 
period," commented 
Scott Stoneburner. 

We all had one 
common goal when we 
woke up each morning, 
and that was to get to 
school in some way or 
form. We achieved that 
goal in many different 
ways. But no matter 
what it took, we all 
entered the halls of 
Gar-Field, ready or not, 
to start a new day. 

Student Life 19 

Shading a foreign language 
fakes a lot of hard work and 
commitment. These three 
friends shady for a test in 

Lunch was an important time 
for friends to see one 
another. This group of buds 
share their events of the day. 

Friendly Ties 

Seeing good friends 
was one of the main things 
that students looked 
forward to when coming 
to school each day. After 
sitting through endless 
classes, talking to a friend 
was one of the only 
interesting parts of school. 
"Friends are essential , 
without them school 
would be dull," com¬ 
mented Cora Hubbard. 

A friend was someone 
to catch a ride to school 
with, someone to party 
with, and among other 
things, someone to get 
advice from. Any activity 
always seemed better 
when it was done with 
friends. "My friends and 
I get together 

20 Student Life 

and party on the 
weekends," admitted Dan 

Some friends had 
known each other since 
elementary school, while 
others had just met this 
year. Making new friends 
was easy because so many 
different types of people 
attended Gar-Field. 
Having the same taste in 
music, sports, clothes, and 
numerous other thigs 
were what most people 
looked for when choosing 
friends. "My friends are 
really supportive, and I 
would not have made it 
through high school 
without them," revealed 
Erin Nicholson. 

Hanging out with one's 

friends was an important 
part of every students 
weekend. Whether you 
were going to the Friday 
night football game, the 
movies, a concert, a 
party,or just to 
McDonald's spending 
time with one's friends 
made every activity more 
fun. "On Friday's I usually 
go the the football game, 
but on Saturdays I just 
hang out with my 
friends," stated Kelley 
Samanka. Friends were a 
vital part to our lives at 

High school was a time where 
friends become an important 
issue. They were there for 
support and for laughs. 
Friends Casey Vera and 
Danielle Cornelius share a 
moment on the way to class. 

Close friends hang out with each 
other whenever they can. Good 
pals Terri O'Grince andAtexandera 
Lambert spent so much time 
together that they were able to 
read each others minds on what to 

Candy Ado carries his friend 
Kelly Pakard to class. Friends 
stuck together between 
classes when they were 
unable to see each other in 

Participaation is a crutial 
element in this class. Here. 
Mick Zimbro ge ts a makeover 
from Julie Gido and Abby 

Spirits were high during Gar- 
Fields Homecoming game. 
Scenes like this were common 
as friends got together to 
cheer our team on. 

{student Life 21 

Hitting the 

The computers in the library 
supplied a great deal of 
information to the students. 
Austin Flohr and John LeMay 
do research off the 
computers for their history 

For most students, 
classes were the most 
essential part of coming 
to school. Besides the 
normal required classes, 
there were some 
interesting electives 
offered at Gar-Field. 

The class of 1998 was 
very anxious and excited 
about being able to take 
Psychology and 

Sociology. These classes 
are only offered to seniors 
and many students had 
been waiting patiently for 
the opportunity. These 
classes were especially 
interesting because they 
concerned human 
behavior and 


"Before my senior 
year, I thought Sociology 
looked like a lot of fun. I 
was really glad that I 
finally got the 
opportunity to take 
it,"exclaimed Martha 

Other electives were 
offered to all classes. The 
music program was 
popular among many 
students; the choir, band, 
and orchestra filled 
quickly with talented 
participants. Many stu¬ 
dents had been part of 
the music program since 
they were in middle 
school and continued the 
interest into their high 
school years. "I've been 

in band since sixth 
grade. Tts challenging, but 
fun. The hard work pays 
off in the end," admitted 
Nathan Thompson. 

To some students, many 
classes were just being 
introduced, and they were 
excited about the amount 
of variety. From 
Keyboarding to Jour¬ 
nalism, there were enough 
classes to make everyone 
happy and interested in 

With the wide 
assortment of elective 
classes, Gar-Field students 
had an enormous number 
of options to fill their 

As well as the physical 
activities that are a part 
of P.E. classes, students 
are also tested on their 
mental understanding. A 
student makes up a test 
that she missed for Airs. 
Shelton's PE class. 

Working hard to complete 
an English assignment, 
Wesley Pickett gets 
information from a 
resourceful book.. 
Students were always able 
to find a place to finish 
their assignments. 

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1 - 

People have different ways or 
getting ajob done. Some go 
to the library while others fine 
a quiet corner. GregMcChain 
studies diligently outside of Ms 
Wise s office. 

In Physics. Megan Wescott 
and Megan Parent ponder a 
problem. Physics was just 
one of the many difficult 
classes offered at Gar- 


During class, Scottie 
Howard, Morgan Hall, and 
Steven Salinds draw 
precisely in Graphic 
Communications. Many 
students took pride in 
doing their work to the 
best of their ability,. 

The library is home to 
various periodicals. Fatima 
takes advantage of the 
magazines during class. 

Student Life 23 


The Tie That Binds 

School was usually a 
place that was totally 
separate from one's 
home, but for some 
students this was not the 
case. Many students had 
siblings that attended 
Gar-Field as well, which 
brought on some mixed 
reactions. For some 
students the experience of 
having a sibling at school 
was positive. Sarita 
Kendall agreed that 
having her sister at school 
was a great experience, "I 
love having my sister in 
this school," she 

Some of the younger 
siblings were lucky to 
have the same teachers 
that their brother or sister 
had in the past. For those 
who had left a positive 
impression on teachers, 
this came in handy. "I 
have a lot of teachers my 
sister did, so I started on 

a good foot", stated 
senior Tracy Kinoshita. 

On the other hand, 
those students with less 
delightful siblings may 
have started the school 
year with on strike against 
them. "My brother is 
known as a partier, so it 
didn't help my rep with 
teachers", commented 
freshman Nick Galgano. 

At times problems 
arose between who could 
drive the car to school or 
who would have the car if 
one person had to stay 
after school. These 
dilemas were smoothed 
out, however, and most of 
the time siblings seemed 
to get along fine. Courtney 
Baker adds, "I'm glad my 
two sisters are in this 
school, I don't know what 
1 would do without 

Minor quarrels or 
problems did develop, but 
in the end family was still 

family, and they stuck 
together no matter what. 
Siblings still turned to 
each other in their times 
of need, and depended on 
each other for moral 

"I love 
having my 
two sisters in 
this school, I 
don't know 
what I would 
do without 

-Courtney Baker 

support. The bond 
that had formed between 
siblings sometimes 
seemed to get stronger as 
they helped each other out 
through their high school 

Long time friends Ryan and Chris 
Brune. and Sarah and Steven Jansen 
pose for a picture. Big brothers 
and sisters are often helpful in 
getting to know the school campus. 

Taking time out of his busy 
schedule, Rocco Galganao talks to 
his younger brother, Rick. Being 
the third Galgano at Gar-Field, 
Rick knows the every day 
challenges of high school. 

24 Student Life 

Gar-Field can't get enough of 
these Hilton kids. Right now. 
Charles. John, and Carolyn attend. 
Being one of eight children can be 
hard at times, but having family 
members at school has its 

- MSSjaAk, 

Having a sibling in the same school 
is very helpful, but takes a lot of 
patience and unders tanding. Chris 
Naievenko assists his little sister, 
Jenney. with her French homework. 

Big brother Jason Knepper laughs 
with his sister Katie between 
classes. Brothers and sisters in 
the same school shared a special 

Student Life 25 

/\s the bell rings between lunch 
shifts, students scurry up the 
stairs to eithor eat lunch or return 
to class. The 25 minutes dotted 
for lunch provided the necessary 
break between classes. 

Making a quick switch. Chris 
Natevanko stops by his locker. 
Students use the seven minutes 
between classes to make their 
loads lighter and at the same time 
get materials for their next class. 

Between classes this group of 
friends unite to share a few 
words. Tanya Mutaboyrena. 
Kristen Wilson. George Wilson, and 
Brandon Johnson met by the trash 
can near the senior locker bay. 

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26 Student Life 

Chaffing while walking fo fheir 
nexf class, Marissa Manabaf and 
Maybelle Siervo weave fhrocigh 
groups ofsfadenfs In fhe hall way. 
Geffing fo class on fime was 
imporfanf fo mosf sfudenfs 
because of fhe sfricf fardy policy. 

While exifing fhe foreign language 
pod. Ali Jung compares grades wifh 
Shavonne Gooden. Walking arm in 
arm was a unique way of sharing 


Seven Vital 

For many students, 
the time spent between 
classes was a time to 
wind down before the 
next class started. After 
ninety minutes of class, 
the seven minutes of 
freedom was well 
deserved. The time 
between classes was a 
vital part of a student's 
day. "I think the time in 
the hallways is 
important because it 
gives us time to socialize 
with friends so that we 
won't have to do it in 
class," expressed 
Pamela Nunez. 

Some students 
rushed to lockers to 
exchange books in the 
time allotted between 
classes. Uperclassman 
were lucky, they had 
upstairs lockers near 
most of their classes. 
Underclassmen often 
found it hard to go to 
their downstairs lockers 
during school. 

"The lockers downstairs 
are too far away from all of 
my classes; I am only able 
to go to my locker before 
school, during lunch, and 
after school," complained 
Carie Sullivan. 

While some students 
were retrieving books, 
others talked with friends 
and caught up on the gossip 
of the day. For a lot of 
students, the time between 
classes, was there only time 
to talk with friends that 
they had not seen in class. 
"I don't get to see my 
friends after school so I 
count on the time in 
between classes to talk to 
them," Courtney Nohilly 
pointed out. 

For many students, the 
five or seven minutes 
wasn't enough time. Tardy 
books were filled with the 
names of those students 
who spent more than seven 
minutes in the halls. Many 
excuses were given for 
tardiness, but most 

were far from the 
truth. Occasionally a 
person could not make 
it to class because of 
"people jams" in the 
hallways. "Peopleneed 
to move to the side of 
the hallway, or wait 
until they get to class to 
talk. There are too 
many people in the hall 
to do that," explained 
Brandon Cypers. 

It was hard to get to 
the English and History 
pods because of the 
crowds of people 
surrounding the 
enterences. "They 
should stagger the 
people who get out of 
class so everybody 
would not be leaving at 
the same time. The 
problem would be 
less," suggested Jamil 

What students did 
with their time was 
important to them, and 
a vital part of their 
experience atGar-Field. 

$tudent Life 27 

Two friends prepare to eat 
their lunch after waiting in 
line to buy their food. Some 
students were left with little 
time for eating before the 
bell rang. 

Enjoying a sunny day. Sid 
Chowdhry. Matt Seymour, 
Becca Smith. John Hilton, and 
Kelly Smith eat their lunches 
outside. Some students 
preferred to eat outdoors 
rather than in the cafeteria. 
Lunch was a great way to 
relax and socialize. 


Food for Thought 

For most students the 
highlight of fifth period 
was lunch. Besides eating 
lunch, lunchtime 

provided the opportunity 
to finish up homework, 
talk with friends, or a 
chance to go outside. 
"Lunch is my favorite 
time of the day because 
it's a break from my 
classes," explained Yee 

For anyone who 
forgot, or didn't do, their 
homework for sixth and 
seventh period, lunchtime 
provided valuable time 
for catching up. During 
lunch, students could be 
seen throughout the halls 
of Gar-Field, at lunch 
tables, and in the library 
busily studying and 
writing papers. Between 
after school activities, 

jobs, and socializing, 
homework was 

sometimes a low priority. 
"I worked until late at 
night so during lunch 
sometimes I had to spend 
time finishing 

homework," admitted 
David Bowes. 

After spending three 
hours in windowless 
classrooms, eating lunch 
outside was a way to get 
fresh air and sunlight. In 
addition to eating, 
students could be seen 
playing frisbee and 
football outisde. During 
winter months eating 
outside became 

increasingly difficult, but 
a dedicated few could be 
seen bearing the cold of 
the outdoors and eating 
outside. "I sit outside with 
my friends and catch up 

on homework," 
commented Mandy 

During lunch, groups 
of friends could be seen 
throughout the school 
talking, eating, and 
catching up on the days 
activities. Flaving a lunch 
shift with one's closest 
friends was always a 
primary concern. "At the 
beginning of the year I 
was worried I wouldn't 
have lunch with all my 
friends," revealed Kerry 

While picking at the school 
food. Sandrme Chebove and 
Markeena Williams consider 
packing their lunches next 
time. Buying lunch at school 
was an easier option for 
many students. 

23 Student Life 

Richelle Raffield pushed aside her 
lunch in order to complete her 
homework at the last minute. Some 
students chose to use lunch time 
as a study period. 

Two freshman guys enjoy 
spending lunch talking about the 
day's events. Sometimes spending 
lunch with friends was more 
important than eating. 

At their favorite spot, Katie 
Auman and friends talkabout 
the day's events over bag 
lunches. Sitting in the hallway 
was another option stdents 
had to spend their lunchtime. 

Payton Rash laughs with her 
friends at lunch as they 
discuss what kind of 
sandwiches they have. Even 
in high school, peanut butter 
and jelly was still a popular 
lunch brought by students. 

Student Life 29 

This new style of backpacks, the 
satched, is popular among the 
students. Gideon Mahone and Adam 
Newell have opposing views when it 
comes to what they carry their 
school necessities in. 

Lookin ’ Good 

As you walked 
through the halls of Gar- 
Field, you encountered a 
number of different 
fashions. For most 
students, their own 
particular style was an 
important part of who 
they were and how they 
wanted people to perceive 
them. "Everybody has 
their own unique style," 
commented Jim Carson. 

While many people 
went with the "in" 
fashions, others had their 
own style and way of 
dressing. "Just try to be 
yourself," stated Mike 

Most people's style 
reflected a part of 

themselves, whether 
it be dressy or grunge. 

Comfort was also a 
basic element in people's 
individual styles. Many 
students at Gar-Field 
wore what was 
comfortable, expecially 
on those tiresome 
mornings. "Some days I 
come to school in sweats 
when I'm in a lazy 
mood," admitted Kate 

When one woke up 
late, it was often easier to 
just throw on a 
sweatshirt and jeans than 
worry about what 
matches what. 

No matter what 

one's style or fashion 
was, it was evident that 
everyone was unique and 
had a different way of 
expressing themselves 
through their wardrobe. 
"Style is important to me. 
I'm not worried about what 
other people think. It's the 
way I dress. I don't have to 
wear what everyone else is 
wearing to look good. I 
have my own style." stated 
David Walker. 

Everyone had their own 
style. Alison Zwanzig 
agreed, "Why be like 
everyone else when you 
can have your own 
personal style to express 

Stephanie Larson. Amber 
Bishop, and Rebecca Hanser 
eat lunch in style. Sporting 
tank tops and V-neck shirts, 
these girls show their pride in 

During class. Thurston White 
checks himself out to make 
sure he looks good. Students 
often got in trouble for 
pulling out their mirrors while 
being taught 

30 Student Life 

Expressing his umgue s tyle. Dan Huynh 
laughs with a friend. Many students 
used their style to convey their 

Making a fashion statement, this 
student stops to look at the 
camera. Braids were a popular 
alternative for bad hair days. 

Although some chose to 
dress fashionably, others 
chose to take the more laid 
back way out. The casual 
look was the more 
comfortable way to go for 
Lamar Johnson and his 
friends by the gym. 

Waiting for a friend, Kelly 
Samenka takes time out to 
model her style. Manyothers 
are often seen with this same 

Student Life 31 

Breaking Out 

When the bell rang at 
2:02, students had one 
thing on their minds, 
leaving behind their 
teachers and classrooms. 
Many students first 
priority was to get home 
and wind down, while 
others wanted to have 
fun. "I never go directly 
home after school. I 
always go to my friends' 
houses to 

chill, "commented 
Vanessa Ramirez. 

For many students the 
question of how to get 
home came up everyday. 
Some rode in their own 
cars, or got rides with 
friends. Cars were often 
seen leaving the parking 
lot packed full of kids 
anxious to get home. "I 
usually end up taking 
three or four of my friends 
home everyday," 
remarked Scott 


Students who did not 
own a car, or could 

not bum a ride home 
were stuck riding the 
school bus. Although 
they might not have 
admitted it the bus did 
take most students 
home."Most of the time I 
drive to school but 
sometimes my dad needs 
the car, so I end up taking 
the bus," said Pat Burke. 

The majority of 
students went home after 
school but some stayed to 
participate in after school 
activities.Many played on 
sports teams or were 
members of clubs. "I have 
too many after school 
activities so I don't get 
home until 6:00," 
remarked Roxmary 

The thought of going 
home, motivated 

students throughout their 
classes. The least amount 
of time at school the better 
was the attitude of most 
students. Anything 

standing in the way 
was unwelcomed. "It's 
frustrating waiting for 
the buses to leave, I don't 
think its fair that they 

"I never go 
directly home 
after school. I 
always go to 
one of my 
houses to 

- V e n e s s a 

have the right-of- 
way," complained senior 
JohnLemay. Even so no 
problem that came up 
stood in the way of the 

This group of friends meets 
outside after final dismissal. A 
meeting place for friends was a 
conviement way to plan for the 
rest of the day's activities. 

Happy that the day is finally over. 
Renee Blanford smiles as she 
awaits her ride home. Some 
students preferred riding home 
on the bus after school. 

32 Student Life 

While entering school. Jeromy 
Glasbrenner fries to remember 
where he parked his car. Driving 
home from school provided a 
guicker route home. 

/Is Richelle Rat field and Mike 
Coppersmith watch their steps. 
Jamie Fink smiles, graaousthaf 
the day is finally over. Rome days 
seemed to fake forever to get 

Megan Rogarf looks outside in 
fear of cold weather as she 
leaves school. With winter fast 
approaching, students needed 
to wear warm jackets upon 
e Kiting the building. 

Student Life 33 

Strumming his electric guitar. Jer¬ 
emy Meal play 5 a new cord. Jeremy 
belonged to the band called Bang 

Practicing with fellow bandmate 
Billy Sekkon. Jason Knepper strums 
his guitar. Calling themselves Arse 
Elves, the pair often played at local 

Pocking out the garage. Tin Fish 
play for a group of friends. Bands 
often played anywhere they could 
from backyards to small clubs. 

34 Student Life 

Taking time out of lunch toplayhis 
guitar, Billy Parish practices a song 
for class. Many students in bands 
took advantage of music classes 
offered at Gar-Field. 

Preparing for an upcoming show, 
the members of Die Feen rehearse 
a new song. Student bands took 
pride in writing their own material. 

Rock On 

Many Gar-Field 
students took their per¬ 
sonal love of music to cre¬ 
ate their own bands. From 
metal to punk, or go-go to 
pop, these students found 
fun ways to express their 

One band. Tin 
Fish, with a pop-punk fla¬ 
vor, managed to build up 
quite a fan base by playing 
many successful shows 
throughout the year. Lead 
singer Chris Casby spoke 
excitedly about the band's 
success, "We've moved 
up from playing at 
bithday parties to getting 
gigs at small, yet popular, 

Another band. 
Arse Elves, took a differ¬ 
ent approach. "Shows are 
not as important to us. We 
are experimenting with 

computer generated 
sounds and music right 
now," explained Jason 

Other bands, 
such as new wave Die 
Feen and punk-rock Bang 
Gangers were com¬ 
prised of non-Gar-Field 
members. Some mem¬ 
bers found it difficult to 
schedule practices. Die 
Feen frontman Daniel 
Williams described the 
situations, "Being the 
only one from my band 
at Gar-Field makes it 
hard to organize re¬ 

In addition to 
playing shows, many 
bands recorded their 
music at local studios. 
Stu Crew, a band headed 
by Scott Stonebunner, 
planned on releasing a 

debut album in the 

"We've moved 
up from playing 
at bithday par¬ 
ties to getting 
gigs at small yet 
popular clubs." 
-Chris Casby 

Whether one was a 
member or just a fan, 
Gar-Field had music 
to offer everyone. 
Student bands were 
popular in allowing 
students another 
form of expressing 
their tastes. 

Student Life 35 

With spray paint in hand. Ayasha 
Ware works on the homecoming 
float. Many hoars were spent 
preparing for the presentation of 
floats after the big game. 

The Drama Club learns new 
choreography on the stage after 
school. Many students spent 
several hours a week preparing 
for upcoming plays or musicals. 

After School 

While some students 
went home to relax after 
school, others stayed after 
and participated in clubs 
and sports. 

At Gar-Field, students 
could find at least one 
club that expressed their 
interests. Whether one 
was interested in Spanish, 
saving the environment, 
helping others, acting, or 
even writing, there was 
always a club that they 
could join. 

Gar-Field's sports 
teams also offered 
students the opportunity 
after school to contribute 
their talent to the School of 

After school activities 
required commitments of 
time from not only the 
students involved, but 
also from the sponsors. 
They devoted time to 
planning many activities 
and meetings. 

"Without teachers to 
sponsor clubs, nothing 
could be accomplished," 
stated Valerie Leon. 

Students' after school 
activites did not always 
take place at school. Some 
students were able to give 
a portion of time from 
their busy schedules to 
volunteer in the 
community. Gar-Field 
students could be found 
donating time in many 
different ways. 

Students were found 
volunteering in the 
library, giving time to 
children, helping out in 
their churches, and even 
as members of the local 
chapter of the volunteer 
fire department. 

Because there was a 
wide variety of after 
school activities, anyone 
could find one club to suit 
his or her interests. 
Students took advantage 
of these opportunities to 
better themselves, their 
school, and the 

Taking his best shot. Chris klalevanko 
works on his golf stroke. Going 
golfing after school was a fun and 
relaxing way to wind down after a 
tough day at school. 

36 {student Life 

Preparing for homecoming tapes a 
lot of hard work and participation. 
Matt Smiley. Kiesha Pickett. Josh 
Powell and Mike G-uilfoyle all pitch in 
to make the senior float a success. 

Workingonher politicalcampaigning. 
Shannon Olson phones people and 
asks for their opinions on the 
upcoming elections. Campaigning 
was a popular way for seniors to 
rack up their community service 

Members of the cross country 
team rest on the picnic table at 
practice one day after school. 
A thletics were a huge part of many 
school activities schedule. 

Kelley Samanka works on an art 
project after school. Students 
were found staying after to make 
up tests throughout the school 

Student Life 37 

Bringing Home 
The Bacon 

For many students the 
end of the school day did 
not signal the end of their 
workday. After spending 
almost seven hours 
working at school, some 
students spent another 
few hours working at an 
after school job. 

Whether it was taking 
orders at McDonald's or 
stocking shelves at a 
grocery store, students 
found many ways to earn 
money. The weekly 
allowances which at one 
time seemed like a lot of 
money, now seemed like 
pennies compared to the 
money it cost students to 
have cars and go out on 
the weekends. Jobs were 
an opportunity for 
students to earn money 
so that they could afford 

to have the things that 
their parents would no 
longer pay for " I work 
at Potomac News as a 
district manager so that I 
can afford to pay for my 
car, buy clothes, and go 
out on the weekends; my 
parent will not pay for 
anything, so now I have 
to work/'stated Enoc 

There were many jobs 
available to students 
who sought a way to earn 
money. Some students 
found jobs that allowed 
them to use their talents. 
Other students found 
jobs that helped them 
prepare them for their 
future. Jobs such as 
working at a restaurant 
were popular among 
students. "I took a job at 

Busy at the Mautica outlet at 
Potomac Mills. Macon Foscue takes 
time out to straighten up the clothing 
display. Many students found 
employment at the outlet mall located 
just across the street from our 

Chili's so that I could 
earn money to go on a 
cruise in the Caribbean 
with my friends after 
graduation," commented 
Megan Westcott. With so 
many businesses needing 
employees in our area, 
there was never a shortage 
of jobs. 

It was not uncommon to 
see a classmate working at 
the mall where one was 
shopping. The mall em¬ 
ployed many Gar-Field 
students and was a good 
place to work and earn 

No matter what one's 
reason for getting a job was, 
one of the motives was 
always money. Money was 
essential to students lives 
and earning it was essen¬ 
tially the only way of setting it. 

SaraLeketa folds t-shirts at 
her part-time job at FADZ. 
She was able to exercise her 
creativity by customizing 

While working at 
Georgetown Leather in the 
mall. Matt Seymour scans the 
store for customers. Hisjob 
consistedofhappily greeting 
customers upon entering the 

38 Student Life 

Busy wiping down a freshly 
washed car, Jason Cacala 
spends his afternoon at his 
job at Tacketts Mill CarWash. 
His job offered him 
opertumties to work 
indoors and outdoors. 

Nikko Nasca finds working at 
Banister Shoe Store qpite 
convenient While putting away a 
stack of shoe boxes, she was aole 
to smile at the thought of her 
upcoming paycheck 


Working at Mrs. Field's, 
AmandaMosser mixes batter 
for a fresh batch of cookies. 
Many students found the mall 
a convenient place to work 
because of its close 
proximity to their school. 

Taking a ride on the cart, 
John Hilton keeps busy at 
Shopper's Food Warehouse. 
At times when work became 
boring, students found 
various ways to entertain 

Student Life 39 

Sleeping In Style 

Whether it was just a 
place to sleep, a place to 
listen to music, or a place 
to escape the pressures of 
a hard day, students 
found comfort within 
their bedroom walls. 

Students found 
different ways of 
decorating their rooms to 
fit their own unique styles. 
From plain white walls to 
walls plastered with 
artwork, each student's 
room reflected his or her 

"My room glows in the 
dark," said Bruce 
Baumgartner, who 
covered his walls and 
ceiling with glow-in-the- 
dark stars. 

"If you didn't know 

me, you would have a 
good idea of my 
personality just by 
looking at the walls of my 
room," said Emily 
Ostrander. Many 

students' rooms were a 
collaboration of their 
lives, including their 
dreams, hobbies, and 
interests. Posters of idols, 
photos of friends, and 
other paraphernalia 
adorned the walls of man y 

Matt Seymour stated, 
"My room has clothes 
strewn about the floor 
and, if you're not careful, 
you could step on a guitar 
or yesterday's unfinished 
sandwich." No matter 
how impossible it was for 
some to see the floor, 
students found pleasure 
in locking themselves in 
their rooms. 

"It's where I can go to 
get away from the world. 
I can relax and feel no 
outside pressures when I 

• ff 

am m my room, 
explained Mike Guilfoyle. 

Although it was an 
escape for some, sharing 
a bedroom with siblings 
was not uncommon 
among students. "It's not 
so bad sharing a room 
with my little sister, as 
long as we don't fight all 
the time," exclaimed 
Jamy Smith. 

Students expressed 
themselves in various 
ways through room 
decoration. Even if it 
happened to be the 
messiest place on the 
planet, it was also the best 
place to spend time. 


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/Relaxing on his bed, hodd Hart 
reads a book. Bedrooms 
provided a quiet place for 
students to do as they pleased. 

Bedrooms were a place to get 
away from the rest of the world. 
Billy Bekhon takes time to ponder 
the day's events. 

40 Student Life 

Sitting in her unique room. Kelly 
Smith does her homework. Many 
students loved to paint their 
room to reflect their creativity. 

Some students kept their rooms 
disorganized because they didn 't 
have time to keep it clean. Jamy 
Smith found a neat corner to sit 
in before going to gymnastics 

While changing CD's. Lindsey 
Sharp gets a pat on the head 
from her mannequin. Gladys. This 
decoration was an expression of 
her eccentric personality. 

{student Life 4! 

Tonya Bucannon waits for her 
friend. Tony Eldridge. while he 
uses the phone at lunch. 
Sometimes lines for the phone 
extended all the way down the 
hallway during lunch. 

While 7abatha Draper jokes with 
her mom on the office phone. 
Shenenia Wilson laughs and smiles. 
Sometimes, if a student needed 
to go home early, it was 
necessary to use a phone in one 
of the offices. 

After receiving a page, Chris 
Zieders returns a phone call. 
When unable to get together 
with friends he used the 
telephone to keep in touch 

42 Student Life 

Even at evening functions, the 
payphones were in great 
demand. Kelly Smith waits to use 
the phone after David Blackette. 

Lashawn Carey calls for a ride 
home after school. Students 
who s tayed after school 
sometimes needed to use the pay 
phones in order to contact their 

Phone Addiction 

'Ring/ ring, ring!" 
This was a sound that 
was quite familiar to Gar- 
Field students. Whether 
it was the ring of a 
cellular phone or the ring 
of a phone in a bedroom, 
this sound was heard 
rather frequently. As 
some might expect, the 
phone played a vital role 
in the social lives of 

"Telephones are an 
essential part of every 
teen's life, and everyone 
should have one,"stated 
Candice Sample. 

For students, the 
telephone was their 
communication link to 
friends outside of school. 
Whether it was to find 
out homework or talk 
about the day's events, 
the telephone was an 
indespensable device. 

"The phone saves me 
time from going to my 
friends houses just to talk 
to them," 

commented Diana 

Weekends were an 
opportune time to speak 
with friends on the 
telephone. Because of 
heavy schedules during 
the week, many students 
were unable to talk on 
the phone often. In order 
to maintain an awareness 
of the school's current 
issues, many students 
utlized their free time on 
the weekends to discover 
the information they 

"Every Friday night 
the phone is always 
ringing off the hook and 
it drives my mom crazy!" 
exclaimed Jenny Cahill. 

"Although talking on 
the phone may seem to 
be a waste of time, I still 
like to know what's going 
on," stated Martha Dunn. 

Some students used the 
phone to open up the lines 
of communication. When 

* Tele¬ 
phones are an 

essential part 
of every teen’s 
life, and every¬ 
one should 
have one.” 

unable to speak to some¬ 
one in person, the phone 
was an effective tool to 
"break the ice." 

Student Life 43 

Snuggling together to keep 
warm at a football game. Katie 
Cartwright and Zane Archer 
enjoy the game. Football games 
are a great opportunity to 
spend time with your friends. 

Lounging at her house 
watching a movie, Sarah Jansen 
takes a break from school. 
Weekends are a good time to 
relax and spend time with your 

Cutting Loose 

By the time Friday 
rolled around most stu¬ 
dents anxiously awaited 
the weekend, and started 
to make plans. "What are 
you doing Saturday?" 
"Where's the party this 
weekend?", "Are you go¬ 
ing to the game tonight?" 
Questions such as these 
wre heard throughout the 
halls on Fridays. 

In the fall most stu¬ 
dents spent Friday nights 
cheering on the Gar-Field 
football team, afterwards 
there was a variety of dif¬ 
ferent places to go. Some 
students went to theSO's 
McDonald's, or Red 
Robin, while others found 
parties to go to. 

"When the game 
ended my friends and I 
always met at 
McDonald's. We'd then 
plan somewhere to get 
together for the rest of the 
night. It did not matter 
where we went as long as 
we were together." com¬ 
mented Mike Guilfoyle. 

After sleeping in on 
Saturday morning the 
question of what to do that 
night came up. Seeing the 
latest movie, or going 
shopping were some of 
the most popular things 
to do. Others decided to 
go to a friend's party or 
just rent a movie and veg 
out. "I'm always on the 
look out for a cool party. 

but some Saturdays I just 
wanted to rent a movie 
with my girlfriend." re¬ 
layed Adrian Watkins. 

Most students spent 
Sunday with their fami¬ 
lies or catching up on 
homework. Adam Hoff¬ 
man shared, "On Sun¬ 
days I would help out 
around the house, and 
watch a few games. In the 
evenings I would do 
homework and finish up 

What ever the activity, 
weekends allowed us to 
escape the pressures of 
school and just have fun. 

Hanging out at McDonald's, 
Sandy Addo poses for the 
camera. After the football 
games McDonald’s was the hot 
spot for high schools. 

44 Student Life 

Enjoying each other's company, 
Michelle Dorer and Mick Powers 
share a few laughs. Students 
often hung out at each others 
houses on weekends. 

Off the basketball court 
Christina Plutz shows her 
athletic ability. Many students 
could be found in the bowling 
alley on weekends. 

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All tied up. Katie Knepper 
celebrates her friend's 
birthday, Since birthdays only 
happen once a year, people 
really get down and funky. 

Taking a break from partying. Ah 
Jang. Kristy Jackson, and Katie 
Jung sit on Kristy's car. For this 
group of gals, weekends were 
always exciting. 

Student Life 45 

 confuses you 
most about th.e opposite $e&2 

“They are from MARS. Men 
hold in emotions that women 
can't wait to share.” 

-Mrs. Paulette Jones 

“What’s with their cars?” 
-Melissa Hunt 

“The way they can blow every¬ 
thing off so eaisily.” 

-Melissa Swift 

“They are always asking the 
same question.” 

-Cora Hubbard 

“When they say they’ll call, but 
then they don’t. When they ask 
you to call at a certain time and 
then they aren’t there.” 

-Julie Dmold 

“Why do guys act so different 
around their guy friends than 
around you?” 

-Yee Choy 

“Why do guys say there’s noth¬ 
ing wrong when something is 
bothering them?” 

-Turcores Turner 

"Why do they have to im¬ 
press people so much? And 
why do they walk so funny?" 
-Kari Neil 

"Why are guys so 

-Aundia Limerick 

"The way they act." 

~Latoya Bradley 

"Why do they do such dumb 

-Sarah Rush 

"Why are they so overprotec- 

-Danielle Cornelius 


-Megan Norgart 

“Why can’t guys stay with a 

-Stephanie Bonta 

"Why do they have to be 
such players?" 

-Lillibeth Jones 


-Natasha Drain 

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Male$: What confu$e$ you 
mo$t about the opposite $ex? 


"Why do girls always say 

they're fat?" 
-Brad Petrauskas 

"Girls never take the 
-Josh Powell 

"Why do they always go out 
with guys that are no good 

for them?" 
-Quincy Ledbetter 

"Women always change their 

-Jason Lichtenberg 

"Why do their emotions and 
feelings change so fast?" 

-Kevin Devine 

""They take things for 
-Raymond Gonzales 

"Girls talk to much. They 
always tell secrets to their 
friends who have no business 
knowing. Then before you 
know it, the whole school 


-Aaron Darson 

"I don't understand how girls 
can say another girl looks 


-Rick Fitzgerald 

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"Why do girls have so many 
mood swings?" 
-Bradd Hobdy 

"Why do they talk so much?" 

-Officer Lavely 

"They always think they are 
smarter and better than guys." 

-Nick Galgano 

"The way that they preceive 
stuff; their thought pattern.” 

-Kareem Terry 

“Girls always try to lead you on, 
but when it comes down to it, 
they’ll be faking.” 
-Vic Davis 

“Why do girls always expect 
guys to make the first move?” 

-Ephrain Milton 

“Why do girls cry and 
not know why?” 
-Casey Vera 

"Girls can never make up 
their minds." 
-Westley Dietz 

"Why does it take girls so 
long to get ready?" 
-Pat McFarland 

Student Life 47 

first day of school we were counting. We had a vision and we were going to make it. Graduation 
was right at our fingertips. After many years of classes, we could finally say it was our last year 
together. We were amazed at how quickly our school years had passed as well as anxious to move 
into the new stages of life. Our transition year had arrived, and we were building the bridge into the 
"real world." 

Along with our bragging rights came many responsibilities. From SATs to applications, we 
all knew stress like the back of our hands. Our thoughts were filled with deadlines. We wracked 
our brains for creativity for college essays and school projects. We also found time to do community 
serivice for AP Government or American Studies II classes. Our sole comfort lay in the fact that 
everyone else was experiencing them as well. With each passing day, another last time for some¬ 
thing slipped right by us. 

Before we knew it, acceptance letters were coming in and decisions were being made. While 
some students opted to stay close to home, others could not wait to leave home and take on the 
responsibilities of adulthood. No matter what we elected for our futures, major changes were 

Although there was much to do, there were also great times to be had. Whether at football 
games or prom, our class banded together as we edged closer to the fateful graduation date, and 
times with friends were treasured as we would soon all separate. Simple moments of laughter could 
always alleviate our stress. 

Through it all, we learned to take deep breaths, surpass the difficulties, and feel the glories. 
We soaked in and impressed upon the vital signs of Gar-Field one last time. 


Rowdy seniors show their excitement 
at the Homecoming pep rally. Chants 
of"Go Big Red" were screamed by 
seniors to support their team. The 
class was voted the loudest at the 
rally, making them the most spirited in all 
of the school. 

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Many seniors such as Natasha Whalen 
anxiously awaited graduation, a day 
when their lives would take a new turn. 
As she contemplated her future plans, 
she began to feel excited. 

The symptoms ranged anywhere from ex¬ 
cessive tardies, numerous absences, to lack of inter¬ 
est in school work, and this was just the beginning. 
The only cure for this widespread disease, Senioritis, 
was Graduation Day. 

For some students who 
were really anxious to head to college, 
the signs of Senioritis started showing 
at the end of their junior year. Most 
Seniors were diagnosed with 
Senioritis in late May and early June. 
"As soon as the weather gets warm, the 
last place I want to be is in school," explained Brooke 
Bayliss. Toward the end of the year, the assistant 
principals' offices became overflowed with seniors 
drifting in and out, asking for early dismissal passes, 
tardy passes, and excused absences. 

When students were asked what was the 

major cause of 
Senioritis, the re¬ 
sponse was unani¬ 
mous, "Stress!" The 
stress began in No¬ 
vember with the 
writting of college 
applications, once those deadlines were met, mid¬ 
terms were knocking and the door and demanding 
the seniors' full attention. After cramming for 
everthing from advance placement English to Latin I, 
the senoirs turned their attention to SAT's. These 
were the trials and tribulations of senior year, and the 
major cause of the Senioritis epi¬ 

"The last month was the 
worst," added Megan Norgart. 
"You're so close, yet graduation is so 
far away," she continued. Most 
graduating classes are filled with seniors that just 
can't wait to receive their diploma, and the class of 
1998 was no exception. 

Do You 

What person 
has had the 

impact on 
your high 
school life? 

“My mom has had the 
greatest impact on 
my high school life 
because she has 
stuck by my side and 
encouraged me to 
try and keep going.” 
•April Manuel 

“Nikko Nasca, my 
girlfriend. We have 
been together since 
my sophmore year 
and we have experi¬ 
enced many things 
together as a 

• Matt Klancer 

“My father, because 
he nas always been 
there for me. He is 
always concerned 
about how I feel 
when he should be 
worrying about 

•Heather Coles 

52 Senior* 

Jamen Adamson 
Stephen Addo 
Omolara Akinlotan 
Brian Anderson 
Joseph Anderson 
Michael Anderson 
Joseph Anelli Jr. 

Natalie Anzzolin 
Katie Auman 
Muska Ayazi 
John Bacchus 
Jeffery Barefoot 
Darrell Barger 
Ryan Barker 

Reteeka Barnes 
Jennifer Bartron 
Amber Bass 
Bruce Baumgartner 
Christina Bayley 
Brooke Bayliss 
Jami Bedford 

Kristin Bellando 
Keith Benderoth 
Kristopher Benoit 
Michelle Benoit 
Barbara Bernard 
Karla Berrios 
James Besser 

Leon Black 
Renea Blandford 
Sara Blindauer 
Amanda Bomar 
Charlene Bonilla 
Martha Borrayo 
Gregory Bosworth 

Robert Bouchard 
Ramona Bowie 
William Brack 
Jeffery Breeden 
Eric Bridges 
Brandi Brinson 
Andrew Broaddus 


Daniel Bryant 
Ryane Bulka 
Gordon Burke III 
Kristen Butler 
Latonya Butler 
Mechelle Butler 
Nicole Brulotte 

David Cable 
Daniel Cabrera 
Stephanie Cacho 
Jennifer Cahill 
Chris Cameron 
Autumn Campbell 

Kimberly Campbell 
Lashawn Carey 
Thomas Carrano 
Santiago Carrillo 
Nicole Carroll 
James Carson 
Katie Cartwright 

Christopher Casby 
Jason Cecala 
Thomas Chapman 
Jose Charles 
Asia Chavis 
Chris Chittum 
Chenen Chou 

Sid Chowdhury 
Shasta Chumley 
Michelle Clark 
Jonathan Clarke 
Damien Cohen 
Ebony Coleman 
Heather Coles 

Erica Cook 
Jonathan Cooper 
Michael Cooper 
Ryan Conner 
Danielle Cornelius 
Nichole Cornell 
Shanna Conklin 

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What ad¬ 
vice do you 
have for 
the under¬ 

“The most important 
thing is to only 

e for “yoa” and 
not “them.” Only you 
can control the 
fatare. Stay true and 
Jesas will always love 

•Chastity Evans 

“Never forget who 
yoar real friends are. 
New friends will stick 
with yoa for a while, 
bat the people yoa 
have known since 
childhood will be with 
yoa forever.” 

•Lisa Westley 

“Stady and enjoy yoar 
free time becaase 
when yoa become a 
senior everything 
starts to get very 

•Jean Langan 

Taking a break. Sarah Hawkins reads 
about senior privileges. Senior parking, 
early dismissal on Friday, and a special 
gift from Mr. Dallek are among these 

After three grueling years of hard work, one 
might expect that as a senior one would receive 
numerous rewards. However, many felt that the 
class of 1998 received few. Privileges such as two 
minute early dismissal on Fridays, 
ending classes earlier than underclass¬ 
men, having the locker bay nearest to 
the parking lot exit, and senior teach¬ 
ing day, did not strike the class of '98 
as much of a reward. "When you hear 
about the privileges seniors are given 
at other schools, it makes the Gar-Field seniors seem 
unappreciated," commented Kelli Hicks. Some of 
the privileges given to seniors at other schools in¬ 
clude the freedom of leaving campus for lunch and 
parking spots closest to the school. 

"Each class should be able to make up their own 
privileges so that 
they are able to 
have input on what 
they want," com¬ 
mented Michelle 

Many seniors 
felt the biggest reward was knowing it was their last 
year in high school and that graduation was just 
around the corner. According to Jerry McClam, "The 
most rewarding privilege is graduation. It is the 
result of four years of hard work." 

Privileges for some were a way of 
showing off the fact that they were 
seniors to the rest of the school. 

When they were dismissed early, 
they could walk through the halls 
proudly knowing that their high 
school time was almost over. 


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Kristen Crabtree 
Natasha Cuellar 
Nevin Cuff 
Gabe Cunningham 
Katie Cunningham 

Crystal Curry 
Nicole Cuttino 
Mark Daly 
Alfred Davis 
Meredith Davis 

Aaron Dawson 
Rachel Dean 
Elizabeth Denny 
David Dickinson 
Akofa Dogbatse 

While working at " That's Entertainment'' in 
Potomac Mills mail, kick Wirt rings up another 
satis hied cus tomer. Being friendly was a main 
characteristic that helped many employees 
to be better workers. 

Eric Montgaomery spends his day helping 
customers at the "Tommy Hilfiger"store lo¬ 
cated in Potomac Mills. Siince the mall opened, 
it has been a popular place for students to 
apply for their first job. 

56 5enior$ 

Anna Drago 
Shineka Dukes 
Erica Dunn 
Martha Dunn 
Lynda Easley 

Michael Eaton 
Joe Elshafie 
Katie English 
Heidi Erickson 
Glenn Escario 

Patrick Ferris 
Chastity Evans 
Nicole Evans 
Chandre Ewell 
Neda Farahmand 

As the senior class neared the awaited day of graduation they began to 
seriously ponder their direction in life. From the time a student walked through 
the door of their first grade classroom they were bombarded with the million- 
dollar question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The answers 
were all different. Some quickly and confindently replied that they wanted to 
be doctors or lawyers, while others quietly thought about their 

Most of us at least have an idea of what we want to do, but 
some are still deciding. Seniors examined job options at the career 
center in the guidance office. 

"Mr. Cryan from the career center has been very helpful 
in my research into Earth Science," said Damon Smuzynski. 

Some students found that the career they felt was best for them required 
a college education. Two to four years of higher education became a necessity 
for seniors who chose this route. 

"I am interested in psychology, but was dismayed to find that I would 
have to stay in college for four or more years," 
stated Bev Webster. 

Seniors also found that they were 
ready to begin working and prepared for "real 
jobs" after graduation. These jobs varied from 
cosmotology to auto mechanics. 

Regardless of which path seniors de¬ 
cided on after high school, much thought and consideration went into choosing 
the right career. As the final moments that the senior class shared together were 
drawn to a close, career decisions were sure to separate them all. 

Seniors 57 

Regretting that he didn't study for a 
test, Derek Mordan looks to see what 
he did wrong. Some students at Gar- 
Field find it hard to study wile balancing 
school and a job. 

Looking back on four years of high school, seniors 
wanted to be able to say, ''Those were the best years 
of my life, they were so much fun!" The truth was, 
deep down, most seniors have something they wish 
they had or hadn't done in high school. They all had 

As Sara Mammen, '97 graduate, 
reminiced her high school days, she 
stated, "I wish I had stuck with 
Indianettes. I should have pushed 
myself more than I did." Sports and 
clubs sometimes make great self-es¬ 
teem boosters for high school students. It may help 
to make you high school career more enjoyable. 

Everyone knows that getting good grades takes 
dedication and time; they know that academics are 
the key to being successful. "I wish I had applied 
myself more towards my academics, I know I could 

have done better," 
said Derek 
Walker also stated, 
"Of course I have 
regrets, I wish I had 
gotten better 
grades." Matt Plutz, '95 graduate definately knows 
from experience. He stated, "I'm so glad that my 
mom made me study all those nights. Sometimes the 
projects and tests were hard, so studying really paid 

"High school flies by so quickly. 
Make sure you live each day to it's 
fullest and just enjoy it as much as 
you can," said Claudia Williams, '97 
graduate. Mike Guilfoyle wished, "I 
should have been myself more, par- 
tied more, and just had more fun alto¬ 
gether!" But remember, it was not all fun and games 

Who was 
your biggest 
crush in high 

“I liked him for two yeans. 
I watched him date my 
best friend and I never 
had the chance to tell him 
how I felt.” 

'Julie G-ido 

“I liked my crush for three 
years. I watched him walk 
around and I followed him! 
Then I found out he liked me 
and I didn’t even know it.” 
'Shannon Olson 

“It started in middle 
school but last year it 
hit me all at once. I fol¬ 
lowed my crush until he 
had to know I liked him.” 
'Ramona Bowie 

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Jennifer Flom 
Nancy Flores 
Leslie Flynn 
Nathan Ford 
Mariah Fore 
Paul Fossum 
Sabrina Furr 

Chris Gaarde 
Rebecca Gabbard 
Rocco Galgano 
Katie Galloway 
Katheryne Garber 
Brian Garrett 
Nancy Gaytan 

Travis Gee 
Suzanne Geer 
James Gestrich 
Julia Gido 
Carla Giglio 
Brian Glave 
Joshua Gleason 

Karl Gnadt 
D’Arcy Gogoll 
Jose Gonzalez 
Tomika Goodwin 
Bob Graft 
Kendra Graham 
Nicole Gray 

Ben Gregson 
Shannon Griffin 
Michael Guilfoyle 
Karan Gupta 
Amy Hall 
Gary Ham 
Crystal Hammond 

Corina Hanks 
Bryan Hargis 
Tonene Harris 
Henri Harps 
Todd Hart 
Elina Haverinen 
David Hawkes 

Senior# 59 

Michelle Hawkins 
Sarah Hawkins 
John Hayes Jr. 
Shernita Hendrix 
Robyn Herman 
Jose Hernandez 
Sarah Hernandez 

Mustafa Hersi 
Kelli Hicks 
Charles Hilton 
Henry Hinton III 
Adam Hoffman 
Carrie Hoffman 
Dante Holtan 

Heidi Holtzman 
Stephanie Hooks 
Brigitte Horner 
Kennan Houser 
Gregory Howell 
Kenneth Hubbard 
Joel Hunko 

Melissa Hunt 
Matthew Hutson 
Taylor Jefferson 
Tia Jeffress 
Alexander Jenkins 
Brandon Johnson 
Christine Johnson 

Danielle Johnson 
Jwan Johnson 
Lamar Johnson 
Nick Johnson 
Timothy Johnson 
Tracey Johnson 
John Kelly 

Sinett Kem 
Shamicka Kendall 
Katie Kersh 
Jami Kessel 

Andrew King 
Dishawn King 

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If there was 
one person 
you could 

meet: Who 
would it be? 

“I would meet my best 
friend Tiffany Lewis. 
She passed away, and 
there is not one thing 
I would not do to 
see her again.” 

•Casey Vera 

“I have always wanted 
to meet Mother Teresa. 
I admire her philanthroic 
deeds. She has been a 
true role model.” 

• Nicole Brulotte 

“I would like to meet 
William Wallace. I 
admire his patriotism, 
love, and ideals.” 

• Andrew Broaddus 

Damon Smujynski volunteers at 
a local Democratic office during 
the 1997 Gubernatorial Cam¬ 
paign. The outcome of the elec¬ 
tion was disappionting to 
those voting for the Demo¬ 
cratic party. 


Bowling with the disabled, campaigning with the 
politicians, working in daycare; these are some of the 
jobs seniors may choose to do for their required 
fifteen hours of community service. 

To make seniors more involved in their communi¬ 
ties and to prepare them to enter into 
the real world, teachers gave grades on 
the completion of the community ser¬ 
vice projects. Some teachers felt that 
by forcing students to get a taste of 
Good Samaritanship now, they won't 
be intimidated to come back for the full 
course later. Yet some students felt it was an intru¬ 

"I just don't like being forced to do the political 
thing," David Moore said about the six hours of 
political campaigning he is required to do as an A.P. 
Governmet student. 

"How is it going 
to make you a better 
person if you're 
only doing it to get a 
higher grade in 
class?" said Jamel 

Some students found value in the project though. 

"I think it's a good idea because you're getting out 
and helping other people do things," said Amanda 

"It's not too hard, it's only fifteen hours, and you 
have forever to do it," commented Cheryl Stanler. 

Joel Hunco stated, "The commu¬ 
nity service project doesn't really af¬ 
fect me because I volunteer for a 
camp anyway." 

Nick Powers said "It's a good 
project because it gets you involved 
in the real world and gives you a 
sense of responsibility." 




Briana Kingrey 
Stephanie Kinikin 
Tracy Kinoshit 
Matthew Klancer 
Jason Knepper 

Brian Koppel 
Vidya Kori 
Jeremy Koutnik 
Benjamin Kreamar 
Matthew Kuzma 

Michelle Kuzma 
Sarah Lace 
Jean Lanagan 
Kelli Lanham 
David Lavikoff 

Mary Petrovich and Gary Ham give a little 
hag for the camera Couples at Gar-Field 
could only steal a few minutes away from 
their busy schedules to spend time with each 

Smiling, Christin Talbot and Chris Tomlinson 
share a moment together before going to 
class. Couples found few moments to check 
in with each other before running off to 
another class. 

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Katie Lawson 
Sherry Lawson 
Amy Lawter 
John Ledbetter 
Quincy Ledbetter 

John Lemay 
Jennifer Lemen 
Celeste Lenon 
Robyn Levin 
Colby Lewis 

Jennifer Lewis 
Nick Lichtenfels 
Kyu Lim 

Aundria Limerick 
Chet Lindemuth 

As a senior ChristinTalbot looked at a picture of her boyfriend, Chris 
Tomlinson, she was reminded of the first time they met. "We met the week 
before Homecomming our junior year. We both had different dates, but 
somehow we ended up going together. The night was so perfect," Christin 

Some couples started out as best friends, but for some it 
was love at first sight. But what happens when the stress of 
graduation and moving on to college comes into view? Will that 
love that the couples had be strong enough to withstand college 
life, or will they have to settle for less? 

"My boyfriend, Gorden Burke, and I have disscussed the 
college scene and have decided that we are better off at different colleges. Just 
because we plan to persue two very different careers does not mean we still will 
not keep in touch," stated Rachel Dean. Some couples like Matt Klancer and 
Nikko Nasca have acceptedthe fact that even after two years of dating, college 
is a big step forward and it may result in less time spent together. Speaking from 
experience, Margaret Rowland and her boy¬ 
friend Danny Broughton both say it is tough 
having a relationship when you go to two 
different schools. "The two of you have to 
stay together, and most importantly, make 
the time to be together," stated Margaret 

Some couples find ways to stay close. "My girlfriend and I are applying 
to the Naval Academy together and hopefully we will both get accepted. We 
would love to stay together throughout college," added Bruce Baumgartner. 

Whatever happens to these couples after high school, they all agree that 

they will remember thier high school sweethearts forever! 


Many seniors dream about the day theywill 
walk out the school doors for the last 
time. Saying goodbye would be easy for 
some, but for others saying goodbye to 
high school memories would be one of the 
most difficult obstacles they face. 

September 2, 1997 was the first day of the school 
year. Underclassmen and faculty arrived at Gar- 
Field as well as the new senior class. The class of '98 
anxiously waited for graduation to come. Finally it 
had arrived; much faster than some had 
expected. Graduation marks the first 
step into the real world. Chastity Evans 
said,. "I feel that this will be my chance to 
find myself." It was the end of high 
school life and the beginning of adult¬ 

In the past graduation has been one of the happi¬ 
est moments in the lives of some twelth graders. For 
others it was one of the most depressing. Some 
students were ready to experience college life and 
some were going straight into the workforce. Missi 
Neuman said, "Graduation day will be very memo¬ 
rable for me, and I 
feel that it is the first 
step into real life. For 
all that it is, gradua¬ 
tion was, and will be, 
a day to remember, 
considering all the 
pressure of taking exams, preparing for college, and 
the cost of graduation." 

Seniors graduating with twenty-four credits or 
more received an advanced diploma, those with 
twenty-two received a standard diploma. Seniors 
graduating with a GPA of 3.5 or greater graduated 

with Honors. 

Receiving diplomas was the one goal all seniors 

looked forward 
to. Graduation 
for the class of 
1998 marked 
their entry into 
the real world. 

Which was 
your favor¬ 
ite year in 
high school? 

“My most memorable 
and favorite year 
was my junior year. I 
was adopted. It 
was the best.” 
•Renea Blandford 

“My sophomore year 
was my most memo¬ 
rable year. I moved to 
Brazil and it was a 
great experience.” 
•Daniel Bryant 

“My sophomore year 
was my favorite. It is 
the year to form your 
friendships that last 
throughout the 

•Margaret Rowland 

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Catherine Linton 
George Lopez 
Jennifer Lopretto 
Rachel Lovett 
Tomeka Lovett 
Perinda Lowe 
Paul Luke 

Ryan Lunney 
Sharron Lynch 
Christina Madison 
Cassandra Mahatha 
Colette Mainardi 
Jennifer Major 
April Manuel 

Marissa Manabat 
Jose Maldonadoii 
Maleka Matthews 
Jeffrey Maxwell 
Crystal Mayo 
Danielle McBride 
Jeremy McCall 

Eva McCarthy 
Jerry McClam 
Patrick McFarland 
Chaqueta Mckay 
Heather McNabb 
Jessica McPeak 
Todd Megill 

Lourdes Mesias 
Lauren Miller 
Lee Miller 
Zachary Milam 
Jennifer Moeller 
Jason Modezik 
Erik Montgomery 

David Moore 
Rebecca Moore 
Derek Mordan 
Elizabeth Motley 
Katrina Mott 
Lisa Nadeau 
Hamidullah Naderi 

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Chris Nalevanko 
Nikko Nasca 
Katrina Neal 
Jeremy Neal 
Kristy Neff 
Melissa Newman 
John Newell 

Astria Neuman 
Erin Nicholson 
Nicole Nicholson 
Matthew Nissen 
Megan Norgart 
Champei Nouv 
Michael Novacek 

Shea O’Connell 
Michael O’Leary 
Felicia Oliver 
Shannon Olson 
Julie Omole 
Jamie Outlaw 
Demario Owens 

Kate Pancratz 
Enoc Parada 
Megan Parent 
Chris Parker 
Kelly Pembroke 
Carisa Perez 

Anthony Peters 
Teresa Peters 
Chris Petrovich 
Mary Petrovich 
Keisha Pickett 
James Pieper 
Chris Pitera 

Kante Pittman 
Christina Plutz 
Brandi Potter 
Joshua Powell 
Nicholas Powers 
Joyce Price 
Sam Puffenbarger 

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When you look 
back on high 
school, how 
will you remem¬ 
ber these 

These have been the 
best yeans becaase I 
have met friends that 
will last a lifetime, I 
also really enjoyed the 
teachers at Gar-Field, 
• Becca Smith 

I hope that these will 
not be the best years 
of my life. I am expect¬ 
ing to move on and 
reach greater heights. 
I don’t want to be an 
Al Bandy. 

•Zach Milan 

My years at G-F have 
definitely been memo¬ 
rable bat the best times 
are still to come. After 
gradaation, I’ll look back 
and realize that these 
years were the best. 
•Christina Madison 

In the career center. Jeremy Williams 
searches for information about various 
colleges with the help of Mr. Scott. 
Guidance counselors were always 
ready to help students using the avail¬ 
able resources. 

During one's senior year, all one may think about 
or say to oneself is "it is my last year of high school 
and I'm out of here!" They may be out of high school, 
but there is still more much more ahead. One of the 
most important parts of being a senior 
is going through the college applica¬ 
tion process. Colleges look for student 
involvement, high SAT scores, grades, 
work experience, and challenging 
courses. Narrowing your list of 
schools down to a few top choices was 
also difficult. Marissa Manabat commented, "It was 
hard to pick my top choices, so I applied to the four 
schools I really liked." 

The cost to send in application fees ranged from 
$30 to $70, depending on the school. Writing essays 
and getting teacher recommendations were part of 
the whole applica¬ 
tion process also. A 
lot of time was re- 
as well as 
patience. Jenny 
Cahill added, "Col¬ 
lege is very impor¬ 
tant because most jobs require a college degree." It is 
important to know the school and the environment. 
Some students did not really have to apply because 
they were being recruited. 

Some seniors found it much easier to apply earlier 
in the year. Applying early also meant extra money. 
The deadline for early admissions 
was usually around November 1. 

Kelli Hicks said, "I applied to Mary 
Washington early." The deadline for 
regular admissions was usually in 
January. The college application pro¬ 
cess was a beginning to college life. 

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Sadaf Raja 
Richelle Raffield 
Joe Rakestraw 
Liz Ramsey 
Marcellus Revely 

Holly Ringwold 
Billy Rios 
Elisha Roberts 
Michael Rochelle 
Kaiysha Roebuck 

Karen Rodriguez 
Jonathon Rodriguez 
Sherell Rowe 
Margaret Rowland 
Erin Ruane 

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Sara Rush 
Donald Rushing 
Candice Sample 
Raul Sanchez 
Chris Santiago 

Christina Saunders 
Gerald Saunders 
Melissa Saure 
Frank Schiavone 
Joshua Schipono 

Mary Schoenborn 
Chris Scholl 
Michael Scott 
Shannon Segres 
Baljinder Sekhon 

A bench, a lunch table, a spot in the shade under a tree. Most seniors had a 
favorite spot that they went to whenever they had spare time. A favorite spot 
might have been leaning against a wall for a few minutes between classes or 
meeting friends and talking with them in the bathroom. No 
matter where it was almost every senior had a favorite spot. 

Some favorite spots were original, like Sabrina Furr's: "I like 
to sit on top of the trash cans in the hallways because I can clear my 
head between classes." Others like Jamie Bedford preferred to sit 
on the floor by the senior locker bay. "I like to relax with my 
friends before school starts. It gives me a chance to have a little 

Even during school, seniors found a chance to hang out with friends. Senior 
Shea O'Connell took advantage of lunch periods to visit with friends. "After I 
was done eating lunch, I would always go into the bathroom and talk to people 
in there." Lisa Wesley took advantage of nice 
weather and went outside sometimes during ■» 
lunch. "It was nice to actually see the sun and /\-X (a 
to breath in some fresh air after being cooped 
up in our dark school all day." 

Even though many seniors found a chance 
to relax, some were still too busy to take a 
breather. Demanding schedules and the long school hours 
Seniors used every available opportunities to kick back, 
their friends in their favorite spots. 


required a time out. 
relax and chill with 

Senior? 69 

Taking on the responsibility, Danielle 
Johnson informs the students of up¬ 
coming activities and events on the 
moring announcements. Obtaining this 
priviledge consists of completing 
Speech and Drama 1 and and an audition 
after school. 

"Good morning, Gar-Field..." Those were the famil¬ 
iar words that started each day at Gar-Field. During this time, 
teachers frantically tried to take attendance while quieting 
down the students. Many students did not understand how 
important the announcements were to the functioning of the 


The announcements were used as a 
means of communicating important 
information to the students. We often 
heard announcements about games, 
practice schedules, upcoming events, 
and even a soap opera. How could one 
forget the drama of Mr. and Mrs. Gar-Field's breakup? 

Despite the importance of the announcements, it was 
the people behind the microphone that make the difference. 
Junior announcer Heather Moore explained, "It was exciting 
to close the announcements with words that people had to 
look up in the dictionary to find out the meaning. The 

challenge was that 
there were only so 
many types of days 
you could have. I 
found over sev¬ 
enty." There was 
more to it than just 
reading the announcements. "I saw it as a sort of challenge. 
I had to make 'soccer practice is cancelled today' sound 
interesting," said senior announcer Charles Hilton. 

The job of the announcers was not given to just 
anybody, though. "Each person who auditioned had to have 
completed Speech and Drama I. That way we did not have 

hundreds of kids auditioning all at 
once," said Mrs. Martin, who orga¬ 
nized the auditions. "I couldn't be¬ 
lieve I was chosen because when we 
had auditions I forgot the words to the 
Pledge of Allegiance," commented 
Matt Smiley. The announcements 
were an important guide for students about activites and 


What was 
your roost 

“ I was so embar¬ 
rassed when my voice 
cracked in Mrs. Marx’s 
World Studies class my 
freshman year,” 

• Joe Rakesfraw 

“In my freshman year I 
fell waist deep in mad 
on a field trip. In 
order to go home, I 
had to go through 
the main hall in front 
of everyone!” 

* Chris Townsend 

“Last year daring the 
Dominants spring 
show, I collided with 
Lee Miller daring 
“Footloose”. It was 
so humiliating!” 

• Charles Caldwell 

70 Seniors 

Matthew Seymour 
Velvet Siervo 
Lindsey Sharp 
Adam Silvis 
Kendra Simpson 
David Sloan 
Matthew Smiley 

Becca Smith 
Jason Smith 
Jessica Smith 
Kelly Smith 
Sandra Smith 
Sara Smith 
Sharise Smith 

Tiffany Smith 
Damon Smuzinski 
Natalie Sneadburney 
Kenneth Snodgrass 
Robert Snyder 
Amanda Sorbello 
Scott Spencer 

Cheryl Stamler 
Kevin Stansfield 
Cynthia Stewart 
Khalid Stewart 
Carrie Stickles 
Cheryl Stokes 
James Stone 

Jessica Stump 
Colleen Sullivan 
Andrew Surrena 
Emily Surrena 
Christina Talbot 
Myrna Tasi 
Charlene Taylor 

Penny Taylor 
Sharidah Taylor 
Amber Thorpe 
Marie Tokora 
Chris Tomlinson 
Leigh Ann Touchette 
Chris Townsend 

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Phong Tran 
Sherrie Tribble 
Kelisha Turner 
Lolita Turner 
Renee Valastek 
Ronnie Van Lowe 
Linda Vaquerano 

Casey Vera 
Shelly Vest 
Joshua Vigil 
Tobin Vlietstera 
Carolyn Wade 
Naveed Wakil 
Deandre Walker 

Ronnie Walker 
Chris Waller 
Amanda Walter 
Steven Wagnass 
Randy Ware 
Allison Ward 
Adrian Watkins 

Latitia Watson 
William Watson 
James Weathers 
Philip Weber 
Micca Wieggands 
Megan Westcott 
Lisa Westley 

Natasha Whalen 
Troy Williams 
Brian Williamson 
Beatrice Willie 
Craig Wilson 
John Wilson 
Justin Wilson 

Kristen Wilson 
Patrick Wood 
Nicole Woods 
Nicole Woodward 
Chinita Woody 
Jeremy Woskovunik 
Samuel Wright 

72 $enior$ 

What will 
you miss 
most about 
high school? 

“I will miss all the close 
friends I have made 
daring my high school 
years and the memo¬ 
ries we have made.” 
•Glenn Escario 

“I will miss the school 
and gossip life of high 
school and escaping 
the boredom of 
those long everlast¬ 
ing summers.” 

•Mike Anderson 

“I will miss the fact 
that I had no real 
responsibility like 
paying bills and 
keeping up with a 
career. It was just 
homework to par¬ 

• Amy Hall 

Many seniors dream about the day 
they'll walk out the school doors for the 
las t time. Saying goodbye will be easy for 
some, but for others saying goodbye to 
high school memories will be very diffi¬ 

For four straight years there were certain people in 
our lives we saw everyday, they were our teachers. 
They taught us the things we needed to know in 
order to suceed in the future. There were some 
teachers we didn't always get along with, but then 
there were those certain teachers that 
made a difference in their students 
lives. Those teachers were the ones 
that made class fun and helped their 
students grasp difficult concepts. 

The senior class of '98 said good¬ 
bye not only to their friends and 
school, but also to their teachers. For some it wasn't 
a big deal, but for others it was difficult to say good¬ 
bye to certain teachers that made class worth going 

When asked about his favorite teacher, senior Joel 
Hunko stated, "Mr. Bailey was my favorite teacher. 
I had him for four 
years and never 

once did he fail ^ # 

me lO 5&V 

"Myfavorite C/ 

teacher was Mrs. 

Goble, my Algebra 

II/Trig teacher. I liked her because she's the only 
teacher who ever laughed at my jokes," added senior 
Josh Powell. 

All of our teachers contributed to our lives in some 
way and helped us arrive at those moments we all 
anticipated: graduation and our acceptance to col¬ 
lege. Years from now, when we are in 
college, we will remember the teach¬ 
ers we had in high school. At that 
moment we will realize that the 
teachers that put us to sleep were not 
nearly as boring as the lectures we 
will have to sit through in college. 

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Angelina Yannello 
Jennifer Yip 
Robert Young 

Stephen Zeiders 
Jessica Zinn 
Allison Zwanzig 

To prepare for the SATs, Nancy Flores looks 
through her notes on test taking tips. This 
was the first year the SA T frep course had 
been offered at Gar-Field. 

Being seniors, Heidi Hoitjman and Carrie 
Hoffrvan felt the stress of taking the SAT' 
test The twojumped at the opportunity to 
improve their test scores and studiously 
read their notes. 

74 S*emor$ 

Modeling a list of SAT tips. Allison Zwandg shows the camera 
what the students in the preparation class had been learning 
that day.. The list was a basic list of class objectives for the 



You spend an entire Friday night learning every word in the dictionary and memo¬ 
rizing as many math postulates as possible; five hours of cramming every ounce of math 
and verbal knowledge into your brain. For what? To get up and take a test at 9 o'clock 
on Saturday morning. Many students felt that this one test could determine futures for 
many, was not much more than another stressful factor for 
getting into college. 

"Registration deadlines are coming!" What senior didn't hear 
these words pass the lips of their counselors when the subject of 
SAT's came up? When completing college applications, one 
always came across the blank asking for the infamous math and 
verbal scores. Why is so much emphasis placed on one test. 

"I think the SAT's bring a lot of pressure onto high school students. Also colleges 
place much importance on this test," said Marissa Manabat. 

Other students felt that even if there was no pressure put on them by the tests, the 
SAT's were not very precise in the measurement of one's knowledge. Keith Benderoth 
stated, "The SAT's are not a good indicator of a person's knowledge. My sister didn't 
score very well on them, but now she's on the Dean's List in college." 

Regardless of one's opinion, just about everyone had the opportunity to sharpen their 
#2 pencils, place themselves in an uncomfortable chair, and fill in all of the bubbles 
before the timer "dings". As for students such as Erica Cook, "I studied a lot and still 

had to take them more than once." 

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Taking a break in sociology 
before an opcoming test Brian 
Anderson. Zach Milo. Celeste 
Lenon. Astria /teaman, and Barbara 
Bernard catch op on the latest 
gossip while sopposably stoding. 
Sociobgy was a popolar class 
chosen by many seniors. 

Bordering a thoaght. Amarda 
Bomar. Matt Awwad, and their 
groop work on an assignment in 
cbss. Groop work was a 
favorite among stodents 
becaose if one person did not 
order stand there was always 
someone who cood help. 

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Sociology is 
defined as the science 
dealing with the 
investigation and 
analysis of human 
relationships: their 
causes and conse¬ 
quences. What exactly 
does this mean? Mr. 
Aleo would call it their 

Sociology was a 
class only offered to 
seniors and was one of 
the more popular 
electives chosen. 
Margaret Rowland 

said, "I would 
like to study sociology 
in college." Others took 
the class for experience 
and out of interest. 

At the begin¬ 
ning of the year, the 
class focused on one-on- 
one interviews to get to 
know one another. Then 
students investigated 
foreign cultures. With 
this assignment the 
students were able to 
better understand some 
other student's 
cultures.They also 

participated in other 
activities, such as 
personal study habits 
and time management. 

As in many 
other classes, group 
work and class partici¬ 
pation was required. 

"We worked in 
groups a lot and I really 
enjoyed it," said Barbara 

The majority of 
students that took 
sociology thought that 
the class was one of the 
more interesting classes 
offered at Gar-Field. 

Presenting her sociology project 
on Ireland, Kim Campbell shows the 
physical elements of the country's 
terrain. Sociology provides 
students with the ability to study 
people in their environments. 

Discussing grades on a recent 
group project Mr. Aleo chats 
with his students about ways to 
improve their overall perfor¬ 

Working in groups, students in Mr. 
Aleo 5 seventh period sociology 
class discuss possible plans for an 
upcoming project. The most 
intriguing project for the class 
was the physical-challenge lab. 

$enior$ SI 

As he walks to his car after 
school. Josh Powell anticipates 
turning 18. Many seniors look 
forward to their eighteenth 
birthday and a new sense of 

Hanging out in the parking lot. 
Jason Knepper strikes an "I'm 18 
and you can't do anything about 
it"pose. Being 18 corves with a lot 
of responsibilities, notjust fun and 
'..i :mes. 


Wishing he were already home. Bob 
Graft is waiting for a ride 
because his car is in the shop. 
Seniors often depended on each 
other for rides when they weren't 
able to drive themselves. 



Taming Point 

As seniors moved 
closer to the fateful 
dates of their eighteenth 
birthdays, each began to 
encounter a variety of 
feelings. Many students 
were thrilled with the 
idea of becoming an 
adult as well as obtain¬ 
ing the right to vote. 
Others saw the turning 
point as a long awaited 
opportunity to move 
out of the house and 
sign their own official 

One thing was 
certain, each student 
gained more responsi¬ 
bility. For some people, 
this meant the freedom 
to stay out past the 
county curfew, but 
others still had to abide 
by their parents' rules. 
Robbie Bouchard 
commented, "My 
parents are going to 
make me come home by 
1:00 am when I turn 

One meaningful 
thing about turning 

eighteen is receiving the 
right to vote. This is an 
important step toward 
adulthood. "Despite 
the fact that my choice 
for President may not 
win, at least I still have 
a hand in democracy," 
stated Christina Madi¬ 

For every student, 
their eighteenth birth¬ 
day signaled the long 
awaited end of child¬ 
hood. While some were 
happy to see it go, 
others would miss it. 

While waiting for his friends after 
school, Adam Hoffman chills in his 
car before football practice. He 
was one of the few seniors 
granted the right of emancipation 
by his parents. 

Celebrating an eighteenth 
birthday, this group of friends 
pose for the camera. Most 
seniors decide to go out with 
their friends when they turn 18 
instead of staying at home with 
their parents. 



Will I be 


The process of 
getting into college can 
be as stressful as being 
in college itself. Jug¬ 
gling clubs, grades, and 
applications could be 
enough to cause some 
premature gray hairs. 
When asked how she 
planned to balance her 
time, Catherine Lindon 
stated, "I will have to 
plan carefully, with the 
help of a lot of sugar." 

Colleges looked 
at a number of things 
when deciding who 

would be admitted to 
their schools. An 
important factor in 
college acceptance was 
the SAT, which are 
designed to measure 
academic aptitude in 
verbal and numerical 
reasoning. Along with 
test scores colleges 
looked at GPA's, after 
school activities, and the 
essays on the college 

Many students 
believe that a college 
education is essential for 

for success. Micca 
Weiggands commented, 
"I think it sets you up 
for the rest of your life 
and makes you who you 
are going to be." Jenni¬ 
fer Lewis, an aspiring 
veterenarian, said, 
"There's a lot of stress 
that comes with getting 
into a good college, but 
it's well worth it." 

These were just 
some of the concerns 
seniors had while 
preparing for college. 

Applying to colleges is Just one of 
the things on Jenny Cahill’s mind 
Virginia schools such as George 
Mason, and James Madison were 
popular to seniors and their 

Working in the career center. 
Natasha Cuellar concentrates on 
the Expan program to look up the 
college of her choice. This 
program helped seniors to locate 
colleges, jobs, and financial 

84 Seniors 

In the career center. Lynsey 
Lunsford searches for informa¬ 
tion about various colleges with 
the help ofMr.Cryan. He was 
always ready to help students 

Filling out her applications, Brandy 
Potter checks over them to make 
sure they are absolutely right. 
Mary Washington College was a 
choice of seniors who wanted to 
stay closer to home. 

Seniors 85 

Calling on Demario Owens. Mr. 
O'Shea asks him a "$50,000 
question ." Mr. O'Shea always liked 
putting his students on the spot 
by asking valid questions. 

Studying notes in class. Shanna 
Conklin and Nikki Hammond prepare 
for one of Mr. O'shea's famous 
quizzes. Pop quizzes were often 
excepted but dreaded by 
psychology sludents. 

Following along in her book. 
Barbara Bernard concentrates on 
what Mr. O'Shea has to say. She 
was intrigued by the new concept 
learned, as many pyschology 
students often felt about this 
area of study. 

86 $enior$ 

Calling all 

seniors, what are two 
of the most popular 
electives? Psychology 
and sociology are. The 
majority of seniors took 
one of these classes, and 
underclassmen looked 
forward to taking them. 

Psychology, the 
study of the human 
mind and behavior, 
was more than just a 
regular elective. Alco¬ 
holism, depression, and 
dealing with the 
conflicts of everyday 
life, are few of the many 

topics covered in the 
course. They learned 
about themselves, and 
their actions as well. 

When asked 
what their favorite 
reason for being in the 
class Keisha Turner 
replied, "I like learning 
about how the mind 

Keith Bend- 
eroth responded, "I 
enjoyed learning about 
behavior and why 
people do things." 

Other students, 
such as Sara Blindauer 

and Jason Harvey, felt 
the best thing was 
having such a terrific 
teacher Mr. O'Shea. 

Most seniors 
agreed the class should 
only be for them. 
Besides being a "Senior 
Priviledge", it required 
a high maturity level in 
which some under¬ 
classmen just didn't 

While Mr.O'Shea lectures the 
students take notes and listen. 
Lecturing was a major component 
of learning the fundamentals of 
the human mind. 

Reading their notes carefully, this 
group of seniors tries to 
memorize information regarding 
Sigmund Freud. His theories played 
a major role in the development of 
the psychoanalytical theory. 



III Tfre Fall 

In many cases, 
graduating seniors had 
been with their friends 
throughout their entire 
school experience, but 
there came a time 
when everyone had to 
say good bye. 


realized that many 
valuable friendships 
changed. "I knew I'd 
meet new people each 
year, but I still kept my 
old friends,"added 
Amanda Walters. 
When asked what she 

will miss most about 
her friends at Gar-Field, 
Rachel Dean said, "the 
good times we shared, 
the laughs, and the 
shoulders we cried on 
are irreplaceable." 

According to 
Jessica Stump, prom 
night with friends was 
one of her favorite high 
school memories. 
Adrian Watkins com¬ 
mented on the fun he 
had; "Going to Friday 
night football games, 
and then looking 
forward to partying 

with my friends 
afterwards was the 
best." "I got to know 
most of my friends 
because we were all 
interested in the same 
things and went to the 
same places," ex¬ 
plained Brian Ander¬ 

involve more than just 
spending time together. 
In addition to the many 
benefits of good 
friendships, students 
have learned some 
valuable lessons. 

Working together in the library. 
Chastity Evans, Sabrina Farr, and 
Katie Cartwright help one 
another on an assignment. Friends 
always found time to gossip and 
do their work at the same time. 

Wrestling baddies DerekMordan. 
and Adam Silvis chat in the hallway 
about their meet the night before. 
Good friends found numerous 
opportunities throughout the 
day to share what is on their mind. 

&& Seniors 

Playing around in the hallway. 
Charles Caldwell and Donald 
Rushing pick on ‘'poor little "Robyn 
Herman. They spent many periods 
together singing, dancing, and 
teasing each other. 

Hanging out on the beach of 
Hawaii, Josh Powell. Danny 
Broughton, and Rick Powers bask 
in the warm sun. During beach 
week many seniors chose to 
venture out to the best beaches. 

During physics class. Jim Carson. 
David Cable, and Justin Wilson 
work on their domino lab. Friends 
were a great help with projects 
and other work that was more 
fun in a group. 

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At the end of a GEMS' seminar, 
Henri Harps, Robyn Herman, and 
Megan Westcott manage their 
time by finishing up some 
homework. Part of the class was 
used as as tudy hall. 

Using his study hall period wisely. 
Chris Townsend works on 
homework from his other classes. 
GEMS students used their study 
hall as a time to catch up on their 

Hurrying to finish before the bell. 
Bruce Baumgartner uses the last 
few minutes of class to finish his 
journal. At times students didn't 
know what to do with their f5 
minutes of study hall. 



A “ GEM ” of a 

GEMS, or 
Gifted Education 
Seminars, was a class 
open only to seniors 
who were enrolled in 
the Gifted Education 
Program. This class 
offered those seniors a 
unique opportunity to 
interact with one 
another . 

"GEMS allowed 
students to discover 
their own way of 
thinking," said Mr. 
Snyder, the GEMS 

This class was 
conducted with a small 
group of people allow- 


ing topics to be dis¬ 
cussed more openly. 
The students used oral 
communication to 
achieve a higher level 
of understanding for 
the philosophies they 
studied. Some of the 
topics discussed in the 
GEMS classes were 
linguistics, ethics, 
morals, and social 


Westcott said, "This 
class allowed me the 
opportunity to engage 
in stimulating and 
educational discussions 
on a level where I'd 
otherwise be unable 


The idea that 
GEMS is an easy class is 
incorrect. The students 
in the GEMS program 
wrote essays, com¬ 
pleted journal entries, 
and were required to 
complete a major 
project. The project 
consisted of studying a 
major aspect of philoso¬ 
phy and then presenting 
their projects to the 

program taught its 
students to go beyond 
finding the obvious 
answers, and became an 
insight into their future. 

Reading a book of their 
preference. Jesse Zinn and Katie 
Monahan summeme the chapters 
they read the night before. 

Listening to lecture in GEMS. Leon 
Black. Jenny Moeller and Donald 
Rushing laugh as Mr. Snyder cracks 



U.S. Congressman Claude Pepper stated, "Life is like riding a bicycle, you don't fall off 
unless you stop pedalling." This year's underclassmen met many challenges head on, and they 
refused to quit in whatever endeavors they pursued and challenges they faced. Many freshman did 
not know what to expect as they entered the crowded hallways of G-F on September 2,1997. As they 
searched for their classes, thoughts of middle school and friends left behind flashed through their 
heads. While some students wished to return, many others were excited at the idea of a new school 
and new friends. Yet, for a few, the transition was made easier by the help of an older sibling. No 
matter how each freshman felt on the first day, there was no turning back, and each was to add his 
or her own twist to the Vital Signs. 

Sophomores were elated this year to no longer be the youngest of the school. Finally, all the 
teasing and bragging would be passed on to another class. Together, they would experience every¬ 
thing from Driver's Education to the first hints of college preparations. Sophomores learned to get 
involved, and many began to feel right at home in G-F. 

Juniors entered into what many claimed to be the most difficult year of high school. Eyes 
looked more toward college and the process of SAT taking began. Many delved into Advanced 
Placement classes, and began to feel the stress of classes at college-level. The ability to drive gave a 
new sense of freedom to those who had a car. Through all the rigors, the class of 1999 stuck through 
and survived. 



Underclassman Nyema Miller sits quietly as 
Mr. Daney shows her what went wrong 
on the computer. Finding loopholes was 
often the key to success in a class that 
utilized technology such as this. 

92 People Divider 

"People "Divider 93 

Jason Abel 
Carla Abraham 
Jessica Acevedo 
Augustine Acheampong 
Derek Acosta 
Elizabeth Adams 
Taryn Adams 
Darren Addison 
Sandy Addo 
Vincent Andriance 

Gina Aguilera 
Maryam Ahmad 
Barkat Ahmed 
Omowumi Akinlotan 
Djann Alexander 
Sanaz Alikhanthriz 
Antoine Allen 
Brandon Allen 
Dustin Allen 
Leslie Allen 

Troy Alston 
Adam Alter 
Caitlin Altizer 
Jorge Alvarenga 
Justin Amaya 
Kristopher Ambrose 
Amanda Amentler 
Saloumeit Amouhashem 
Aaron Andrews 
Victoria Andrews 

Amanda Anderson 
Angela Anderson 
Ivory Anderson 
Jonathan Anderson 
Kristen Anderson 
Cynthia Anelli 
Brian Angell 
Tiffany Anthony 
Karen Antio 
Darin Apple 

Rebecka Arango 
Thomas Ardis 
Alberto Armesto 
Denis Arnez 
Alphonso Arnold Jr. 
Albert Phill Asante 
Tyrone Asia 
Yvis Asin 
Julian Askew 
Joshua Atkins 

Justin Auandee 
Andrea Augustoski 
Rickey Augustoski 
Luis Avendano 
Kristine Aventino 
Alice Avera 
Suhad Awwad 
Micheal Ayers 
Makiz Ayubi 
Micheal Babin 

Nicole Bachmann 
Davonta Badie 
Armando Baez III 
Megan Bailey 
Christine Bailey 
Diana Bailey 
Sarah Bailey 
William Bailey 
Courtney Baker 
Jeffery Baker 

Precious Baker 
Roland Balanga 
Alan Baldwin Jr. 

James Balz 
Steven Bambling 
Mark Banning 
Rasmey Bao 
Dorthy Bapple 
Heather Barany 
Jennifer Barany 

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According to the 
dictionary, fashion is the 
make or form of some¬ 
thing, or a prevailing 
style. Our hallways this 
year showed all sorts of 
different styles from 
clothes, to shoes, hair, all 
the way to little things 
like accessories. 


fashion is another form 
of expression. Many 
students had their own 
taste in fashion. School 
was a place for some 
students to sport the 
latest fashion trends, 
while others sported a 
look of showing who 

This shoe, worn by James 
McDowell, sported an athletic 
look that was comfortable and 
stylish. Shoe trends differ end 
among all students and 
provided a way for uniqueness. 

they really were. 

One trend that 
was very popular this 
year was shoes. Shoes 
were one oulet for 
students to show their 
style and to make a 
fashion statement. 

Many students 
came to school with 
similar shoes, yet some 
were quite unique. Nike, 
Adidas, Fila, Reebok, 

Dr. Martins, and Timber- 
lands were all very 
popular this year. 

Farrah Gleason 
said, "My favorite pair of 
shoes are my Adidas. 

My ex-boyfriend and I 
have matching pairs. I 
also like my platforms 
because they make me 

Kate Bradford 
said, "My favorite pair 
of shoes that I own are 
my Adidas All-Stars, 
because they are com¬ 
fortable and I can wear 
them with almost 
everything. I also like 
my platforms, for the 
same reasons most 
people do: to make me 

Looking down 
in the hallways at all the 
different shoes was one 
interesting way to pass 
time and keep up on 
what was in. 

Reguardless of 
the shoe, and no matter 
what look students 
sported, each had their 
own unique and fash¬ 
ionable style. 

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Should I get 
my birthstone or that 
pretty purple stone? 
How many times should 
I get my name engraved 
and which two of my 
10,000 extracurricular 
activities should I 
choose to put on the 

These questions 
became all too familiar 
when the time came to 
order class rings this 
year. Students wanted 
their rings to be abso¬ 
lutely perfect. Amber 
Earp said, "Class rings 
are a permanent 
momento of our four 
years at Gar-Field. They 
will provide inspiration 
for us to remember all of 
our high-school days." 

After they 

ordered their ring and 

payed the hundreds of 
extra charges, students 
could then only wait for 
the arrival of their rings. 
When the announce¬ 
ment was made that 
class rings could be 
picked up during lunch, 
the upper lobby became 
flooded with sopho¬ 
mores and juniors. 

The final step in 
the ring process was 
getting friends to turn 
their ring and lock it for 

Class rings also 
became a status symbol 
with couples. Some 
guys gave their class 
ring to their girlfriend to 
wear. "I thought that 
giving my class ring to 
my girlfriend would be 
a special bond between 
us. When I see her 

wearing it, it reminds 
me how much she 
means to me," said 
Brandon Skeens. 

For some, 

however, after the initial 
fascination with the 
rings was over, it was 
placed back into the felt 
bag never to be seen 

For whatever 
reason students chose to 
purchase class rings this 
year, they proved to be 
one of the many souve¬ 
nirs that students can 
cherish for years to 

Baying her class ring, Sheena 
Johnson examines the stones 
to pick oat the perfect color. 
Sophomores were given the 
option of baying their ring this 
year or daring their junior year. 

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Stephen Barb 
Joshua Barber 
Haris Barekzai 
Angela Barker 
Brian Barlow 
Della Barnes 
Raymond Barnes Jr. 
Jason Barnette 
Kelly Barnette 
Pamela Barr 

Ignacio Barragan Jr. 
David Barrett 
Michael Barrett 
Steven Barrick 
Johanna Barron 
Ryan Bartron 
Harry Basnight 
Neeah Basnight 
Amber Bass 
Traci Basso 

Brandi Bates 
Ramona Bates 
Wendy Bates 
Richard Battle 
Latoya Beale 
Nikia Beamon 
Kimberly Beavers 
La Toya Beavers 
Tiffany Beavers 
Lawrence Bedeau Jr. 

Chavon Bell 
Danielle Belt 
Traci Belt 
Walter Benedix II 
Charles Bennett 
Cynthia Bennett 
Sharvon Bennett 
Christian Benton 
Monica Benton 
Justin Bergo 

Stephanie Bernard 
Amber Bernardi 
Emma Berntzen 
Donta Berryman 
Dontall Berrryman 
Jason Besser 
Isabell Betancourt 
Annette Bethea 
Jennifer Bethea 
Todd Betteker 

Sorabh Bhargava 
Sorabhi Bhargava 
Adam Biddle 
Benjamin Biegel 
Heather Biller 
Amber Bishop 
Gregory Bishop 
William Bishop 
Alyse Bixon 
Sohpia Blackshear 

Nicholas Blain 
Amanda Blanchette 
Jennifer Blandford 
Ricardo Blondet 
Jomaine Blount 
Joseph Blount Jr. 
Jessica Boatwright 
Victoria Boatwright 
Rachel Bobolia 
Jennifer Bock 

Melissa Boese 
Ryan Boese 
Tracey Boland 
Jared Bolling 
Adam Bomar 
Nolan Bonaparte 
Stephanie Bonta 
Kelley Boom 
Richard Boone 
Bree Booth 

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Brianne Booth 
Jeremy Booth 
Jessica Booth 
Edward Bosch 
Francise Bostick 
Janet Bostick 
Kevin Bosworth 
Elliott Bouchard 
Jessica Bouford 
Amanda Bowes 

David Bowes Jr. 
Bethany Brackett 
Kate Bradford 
Garvin Bradley 
Latoya Bradley 
Jeremy Bradshaw 
Ana Bravo 
Kristin Brebner 
Frances Brechtlein 
Katherine Breeding 

Erin Breeden 
Sarah Breidenbach 
Ashly Brent 
Megan Bresnahan 
Barry Brewton Jr. 

Angel Bridges 
Megan Brinsfield 
Donald Britt 
Bernard Brittingham 
Stacy Brittle 

Donovan Brock Jr. 
Sara Brock 
Patrick Brooke 
Andre Brooks 
Patrick Brooks 
Tamika Brooks 
Tamir Brooks 
Anthony Brown 
Christopher Brown 
Crystal Brown 

Daryle Brown 
Duane Brown 
Dupree Brown 
Jamon Brown 
Janet Brown 
Jennifer Brown 
Kelvin Brown 
Kristina Brown 
Lee Brown 
Michele Brown 

Natasha Brown 
Ronnie Brown Jr. 
Ryan Brown 
Tasha Brown 
Timothy Brown 
Tomeika Brown 
Robert Bruce 
Christopher Brune 
Natalie Brulotte 
Timothy Brulle 

Ryan Brune 
Ian Brunken 
Christopher Brune 
David Bryan 
Eric Bryant 
Dana Bryant 
Rachel Bryant 
Shannon Bryce 
Christopher Buchholz 
Christopher Buckley 

Alexandra Budda 
Michael Bulmer 
Tashia Bunch 
Adam Bunn 
Stefanie Burbage 
Jaime Buresch 
Jesse Burke 
Jonathan Burke 
Mia Burke 
Pat Burke 

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"The thing that 
excited me most was 
getting my driver's 
license/' Jessica 
Stansfield said as she 
glanced back at her 
sophomore year. 

Almost every 
sophomore would say 
the same as she did. The 
most important thing to 
many sophomores was 
being able to operate a 
vehicle alone, without 
their parents watching 
over their shoulders like 
hawks. This meant no 
more waiting outside in 
the morning in thirty 
degree weather for the 
bus. No longer did they 
need to beg mom or dad 
to drive them and some 
of their friends to a 
movie Saturday night. 
They ran their own 

As sophomore Aaron Cody 
plays with his toy car, he 
imagines himself driving in the 
real world. Tenth grade was 
usually the year students 
learned to drive. 

errands, and did their 
own "thing." 

"I remember 
the day Christa 
Clapper got her 
driver's license. She 
drove four of us to the 
pumpkin patch. We 
spent the day playing 
in hay and acting like 
little girls," said Emily 


education took up a 
semester of tenth 
grade physical educa¬ 
tion. "We teach our 
students in the class¬ 
room how to be smart 
decision makers and 
how to drive responsi¬ 
bly." said Mr. Wright. 

Many conflicts 
occurred when some 
sophomores got their 

"My mom is 
making me get a job 
to help pay for insur¬ 
ance," said Alan 


Age sixteen 
symbolized a mile¬ 
stone in the life of 
many sophomores. 
That was the legal age 
for getting a job 
without needing a 
work permit. 

"It was pretty 
easy for me to get a 
job, I simply applied 
to West Minister 
Nursing Home. This 
was a place where 
most high school 
students do not 
usually work," said 
Jenna Blandford. 

"There is 
something special 
about this year's 
sophomore class," 
commented Lauren 
Westcott, "we will be 
bringing in the new 
millenium, and setting 
precedence for a 
whole new era." 

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As we opened 
the doors to high 
school, we slowly began 
to realize that our 
middle and elementary 
school days were over . 

"High school is 
hard and crazy, but it's 
better than middle 
school," Adam Newell 

Many new fears 
were experienced this 
year. New school, 
teachers, friends, 
getting lost and not 
being able to find a 
class were just a few of 
these many fears that 
the freshmen class 
faced throughout the 
year. These experi¬ 
ences seemed like a lot 
to adjust to, but eventu¬ 
ally all of these changes 
were accepted by the 
class of 2001. 

"It was a little 
hard adjusting to a big 
school," commented 
Marshall Collins. 

Being the "little 

people" had it's advan¬ 
tages at times. Many of 
this years' freshmen had 
friends or brothers and 
sisters in higher grade 
levels that contributed to 
making their first year 

"My sister 

Sharidah is a senior. She 
is always introducing me 
to her friends, letting me 
use her locker, and 
looking out for me. She 
even got me to join the 
step team with her. She 
is not just my sister, she 
is my friend," stated 
Ellen Taylor. 

Many new 

experiences were intro¬ 
duced to the freshmen 
class this year. Some of 
these experiences that 
were introduced to the 
freshman class were 
Homecoming, meeting 
new people, driving, 
jobs, after school activi¬ 
ties, and the experimen¬ 
tation with different 
looks and styles. 

"I went to 

Homecoming this year, 
and found it strange that 
it was held in the hall," 
said Janina Patterson. 


everyone's freshman 
year was different, the 
one thing they all had in 
common was that 
everything was about to 
to change. With these 
changes approaching, 
the next four years were 
guaranteed to bring new 
beginnings and experi¬ 
ences that would prove 
to be interesting. 

Throughout the 
year, the mistakes that 
we made and the lessons 
that we learned helped 
to make the first year of 
high school one that 
would not easily be 

Freshmen students, working on 
an English exercise, discuss run- 
on and fragmented sentences. 

At the beginning of the year, 
freshmen had to adjust to their 
new schedule and new faces. 

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Simeon Burrel 
Aimee Bush 
Erin Bush 
Jessica Bush 
Tabitha Bush 
Timothy Bushey 
Amanda Bushner 
Roger Bushner III 
Gary Bussard Jr. 
David Cabrera 

Kelly Cacho 
Esther Calderon 
James Caldwell 
Roxmary Camacho 
Amber Campbell 
Andrew Cambell 
Charles Campbell 
Keith Cambrel 
Brandy Cameron 
Vivian Canning 

Clinton Canyon 
Edward Canyon 
Carlos Caoili 
Shelly Caoili 
Dustin Capps 
Katherine Cardona 
Joseph Carlisle 
Justin Carlisle 
Justin Carney 
Kimberly Carpenter 

Anithia Carper 
Anthony Carr 
Michael Carr 
Beatriz Carrilo 
Hilda Carrillo 
Anita Carroll 
Kiana Carter 
Mark Carter 
Shannon Carter 
Michael Caruso 

Michael Caselli 
Janice Casilla 
Janice Casilla 
Mitshuca Castel 
Ceetra Castillo 
Jesse Catterton 
Kenneth Cessna 
Patrick Chaffin 
Andria Chambers 
Lindsie Chambers 

Natalie Chambers 
Nicole Chambers 
Joybeth Chappell 
Benjamin Charlton 
Simran Chawla 
Samdrine Chebou 
Brent Childers 
Brian Childers 
Amanda Chitwood 
Ray Cho 

Chin Choe 
Gina Choe 
Peter Choe 
Yee Choy 
James Christie Jr. 
Joann Chumley 
Craig Citizen 
Kristen Clapham 
Christa Clapper 
Brian Clark 

Delvecchio Clark 
Keith Clark 
Melissa Clark 
Heather Clarke 
Keith Clausson 
Rebecca Clayberg 
Charles Claybourn 
Stephanie Claybourn 
Johnathan Clear 
April Clemens 

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Nikeya Clements 
Sarah Clendaniel 
Stephanie Clifford 
Cassie Clifton 
Nicole Cloninger 
Alexandra Clouser 
David Coe 
John Coe 
Abigail Coffie 
Kyle Coffie 

Jennifer Cogswell 
Jennifer Cohill 
John Cole 
Irene Coleman 
Robert Coleman Jr. 
Willie Coleman 
Seneeka Coles 
Kelli Collier 
Angel Collins 
Curtis Collins 

Kala Collins 
Geofrey Comley 
Christine Concepcion 
Kami Conklin 
Brian Conner 
Brian Conner 
Jessica Connolly 
John Connolly 
Nicole Connolly 
Aaron Conway 

Carrie Conway 
Kaleena Conway 
Bobby Cook 
Robyn Cook 
Kirsten Coons 
Ebony Cooper 
Matt Cope 
Aaron Copley 
Daniel Coppersmith 
Michael Coppersmith 

David Cornelius Jr. 
Rebecca Cornell 
Michael Cornick 
Katherine Cornwell 
Matthew Cornwell 
Sean Cotten 
Joe Cottrell 
Tanecia Coulter 
Mathias Covert 
Cherena Covington 

Nicholas Cox 
Nicole Cozza 
Crissy Cracchio 
Maria Cracchiolo 
Holly Craft 
Stacey Craft 
Erin Crider 
Louis Critelli 
Alicia Crittondon 
Richard Crosby IV 

Benjamin Cross 
Mark Cowder 
Michael Crump 
Jemmy Cuevas 
Nicole Cuneo 
Sean Cutchin 
Brandon Cyphers 
Caitlin Czeh 
Antoinette Dabney 
Kristin Dailey 

Katie Dallek 
John Daniels 
Tabitha Daniels 
Maame Dankwah 
Nana Ama Dankwah 
Jacqueline Dargan 
Janeth Dasilva 
Jose Da Silva 
Arlea Davies 
Amanda Davis 

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It has been three 

years since the junior 
class entered the halls of 
Gar-Field as naive, 
young freshmen. Fresh¬ 
men year—the year we 
established ourselves 
and got accustomed to 
block scheduling. It 
might have been a tough 
year of transition from 
middle school to high 
school, but many found 
that it was not too hard. 

Next, our 

sophomore year when 
we thought we were 
"big and bad" because 
we were no longer 
freshmen. A new type of 
block scheduling 
brought about added 
confusion. We were no 
longer at the bottom of 
the neap, and just two 
years from the top. 

After two long 
years of being the 
underclassmen, our 
junior year arrived: 

Working on the computers, these 
juniors cannot believe they will be 
seniors soon. Some juniors get 
senioritis before their time, but 
this can be expected from the 
class of 1999. 

Accompanying the thrill 
was also the anxiety of 
the tough year ahead. 
Many took on several 
Advanced Placement 
classes to add to the 
stress of their lives. 

One benefit was 
the possibility of being 
exempt from final exams 
if an "A" average was 
maintained in a class. 
Many students drove to 
school, had their own 
car, and moved up into 
the varsity team of a 
sport. There were also 
PSATs, SATs, and the 
college search that 
added to the heavy 
workload. It was a year 
of new and exciting 
experiences. Many 
students handled the 
new responsibilities 
with ease, but some 
struggled and had to 
deal with the new-found 

Junior year was 
a chance for many to 
learn how to deal with 
the types of challenges 
one might face later in 
life. This was a very 
important skill to 

learn because sometimes 
the pressure was 
intense. "This year has 
really taught me about 
responsibility," com¬ 
mented Rachel Bryant. 
"Between AP classes, 
my car, and looking at 
colleges; let's just say it 
has been a hectic year." 

For some, it was 
a little more than just 
hectic. "You know that 
rumor about your junior 
year being your hardest 
year? Well, trust me, it 
is!" said Lauren Rowe. 

Despite the 

stress and responsibility 
that came along with 
being a junior, there 
were also many good 
things about it. "My 
junior year has been my 
best year so far," noted 
Brian Stokes. "I had so 
much more freedom to 
do what I wanted." 

Although junior 
year seemed like it was 
one long year of torture 
for some, it was an 
experience that changed 
and affected every 
member of the class of 
1999 in a unique way. 

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Remember the 
time when your face 
turned bright red, 
everyone was laughing, 
you were so embarassed, 
and to this day some of 
your friends and even 
your family still tease 
you about it, or con¬ 
stantly remind you of 
that moment. Four years 
at Gar-Field, you are 
bound to have some¬ 
thing embarassing 
happen to you. Some 
brave students now can 
laugh about it, and do 
not mind sharing their 

Nicole Hawkins 
said, "When I was a 
freshman I lost my 
schedule, and I went to a 
class I thought I had. I 
sat in the class for a 
while, and finally 
realized that I was in the 
wrong class. I told the 
teacher and walked out. 
The whole class was 
laughing. My sister still 

teases me to this day. 

She always calls me 
clumsy and says 'at least 
I know what classes I 

Sometimes you 
do not think anyone 
actually noticed what 
happened until you find 
everyone turning 
around and staring. 

"Graduation of 
'96, my family and I got 
there early just to get 
good seats. It was real 
hot, and I was out in the 
sun for an hour, so I got 
really dehydrated. I 
startedfeeling sick, so 
my cousin and I got up 
to get some water. We 
were standing at the top 
of the bleachers and I 
suddenly got dizzy and 
fell down the bleachers. 
My skirt was over my 
head and my leg got 
caught in the railing- 
that was the only thing 
that stopped my-fall. 
Everyone was laughing, 

but I was too 
embarassed to laugh at 
all," said Stephanie 

Nicole Cozza 
had her own 
embarassing experience 
at basketball practice 
one day. 

"It was during 
basketball conditioning 
and I was running 
backwards then had to 
go around a cone and 
sprint foreward, but my 
shoes had no gripping 
on them, so I fell flat on 

Funny or not, 
these moments will 
always follow us. 
Considering some 
people do not ever let us 
forget. One day, hope¬ 
fully, we will learn to 
look back and laugh 
with everyone else. 

Tripping dp the stairs, Aaron 
Andrews looks to see if anybody 
saw him. If was embarrassing 
moments like this that underclass¬ 
men dreaded. 

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Justin Davis 
Jason Davis 
Chloe Davis 
Heather Dean 
Sherry Day 
Joseph Day 
Gary Day 
David Day 
Jessica Davisson 
Stephanie Davis 

Jason Defreitas 
Stephanie Defonde 
Leila Dean 
Octavius Delfyette 
Nino Carlo Deleon 
John Deloney 
Allan Deleon 
Erika Del'Aguila 
Rosaliza Delacruz 
Anthony Degroat 

Mario Delrio 
Frances Deloach 
Glenn Delgado 
Kevin Devine 
Katie Devine 
Tim Dertzbaugh 
Anthony Deperini 
Justina Denney 
Jeannine Denney 
John Delucca 

Lawrence Dibella 
Lauren Dewolfe 
William Deviney 
Darrel Dix 
Pheadra Discala 
Tamara Dipaolo 
Melanie Dionne 
Timothy Dineen 
Brian Dillard 
Jason Didion 

James Dixon II 
Christopher Dixon Jr. 
Valerie Dix 
Mark Dormstetter 
Michelle Dorer 
Boris Donis 
Pedro Donate 
David Donaldson 
Michele Dockery 
Linda Dixon 

Alford Dove Jr. 

Julie Dougalewicz 
Alicia Doss 
Tessa Duncan 
Cliff Dudley 
Jennifer Duckworth 
Christopher DuBois 
Tabatha Draper 
Natasha Drain 
Casey Downing 

Lam Duong 
Patrique Dunne 
Katherine dunn 
Amber Earp 
Jeanette Dozier 
Heather Dzan 
Gia Dyke 

Elizabeth Dvoroznak 
Tanisha Dutch 
Jeffrey Durr 

Brian Eaton 
Mattew Easley 
Martin Easley 
Lauren Edwards 
Jack Edwards 
Ernie Edwards 
David Edwards 
Erin Edens 
Paul Eaton 
Justin Eaton 

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Lloyd Edwards 
Christopher Einsmann 
Sarah Elder 
Anthony Eldridge 
David Eller 
Jennifer Ellerbe 
Robin Elliott 
Crystal Ellis 
Michael Ellis 
Bianca Elmore 

Sherif Elnagdy 
Kimberly Elosser 
Fiona Elstob 
Danielle Emerson 
Kathleen Engel 
Stephanie Engel 
Victor Enyi Jr. 
Lance Epperson 
Thomas Erickson 
Cassandra Estep 

Dequan Ester 
Erin Esteves 
Satoshi Eto 
Benjamin Evans 
Daniel Evans 
Dionne Evans 
Donisha Evans 
Robert Evans 
Justin Fadely 
Katharine Fajfar 

Kenneth Falknor 
Sean Farrell 
Christopher Farrington 
Angela Farrow 
Rashida Farves 
Tracy Fast 
Jose Feliciano 
Paola Fercovic 
Kevin Ferrell 
Scott Fertsch 

John Fiess 
Kassia Filipovich 
Omar Fimmonds 
Jamie Fink 
David Finney 
Eddrick Fitzgerald 
Amanda Fitzpatrick 
Sean Fitzpatrick 
Kevin Fiess 
Austin Flohr 

Ginger Flohr 
Joann Flores 
Nora Flores 
Omar Flores 
Marissa Flores Roque 
Alison Flynn 
Michael Fobes 
Ramiro Fonseca 
Brian Ford 
Erica Ford 

Roger Fortier 
Sarah Fortier 
Macon Foscue IV 
Amanda Fossum 
Marlon Fountain 
Christopher Fox 
Michael Fox 
Julie Frank 
Myra Franklin 
Nikki Franklin 

Carmen Frasier 
Brooke Frazier 
Melissa Frazier 
Sean Frazier 
April Frederick 
Natasha Free 
Shannon Freeby 
Christopher Freeman 
John Frese 
Katherine Fricke 

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With all the 
money students made, 
the urge to spend was 
often too powerful a 
force to resist. There 
were plenty of 
overspenders circulating 
the malls on any given 
occasion. If a young 
adult were given a 
hundered dollars, it 
would probably have 
been spent in a week. 

Tony Degroat 
said, "I work at my 
uncle's dollar store and 
usually spend the money 
I make on ice cream, the 
mall, and my friends." 

Many, however, 
would save up for years 
for something they had 
their heart set on, such as 
a car or a special event. 

"I make mini¬ 
mum wage working at 
Dairy Queen, so I'll have 
to work for a while 
before I can get a car 
and to help pay for the 

insurance,"said Richard 

Lauren Edwards 
said, "I make about eight 
dollars an hour from 
wages and tips, and I'm 
saving some of it for 
Christmas presents. The 
rest I spend on new 

As the standards 
of fashion and technol¬ 
ogy increased, so did the 
prices. The latest trend 
of communication, e- 
mail, meant more 
spending for teens. For 
many students, connect¬ 
ing to America Online 
was a very exciting 
event, not only did this 
mean that a student had 
access to the internet but 
also could talk to people 
around the world. In a 
country so focused on 
material gain 
and comfort, these things 
are especially important. 
Not only are they fun to 

have , they also serve as 
a kind of status symbol 
to impressionable 

"Being con¬ 
cerned with your 
appearance doesn't 
make you a shallow 
person. It's being 
obsessed with your 
appearance that makes 
you shallow," com¬ 
mented Valerie Leon. 

Whether it was 
leaving a good impres¬ 
sion, charity for your 
friends, or keeping up 
with the latest trends, 
spending money was 
never easy. 

Resisting the urge to spend 
money, sophomores Stacey 
Siefke. Christina Clapper. Gina 
Kronenbclrg. Emily Talbot, and 
Stacey Johnson took a trip to 
the pumpkin patch. Free 
entertainment was hard to find, 
so when ever the chance was 
available, they leapt at the 

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"How are we go¬ 
ing to make it?" That was 
a popular question many 
underclassmen asked 
themselves throughout 
the year. Some students 
thought that by sleeping 
in class, kissing up to 
teachers, and winging all 
tests possible, they just 
might get by. Others 
probably felt guilty as 
they looked back over the 
past year. Some students 
set goals for themselves. 
The purpose of these 
goals was to encourage 
the students to work 
harder in their classes. Al¬ 
though students had dif¬ 
ferent ideas concerning 
their goals, many goals 
had some common fac¬ 

Students like 
Abby Coffie said, "My 
grades are pretty average 
and I try really hard. 
Some of my goals during 

grades and getting ac¬ 
cepted into a good college. 
My parents always empha¬ 
sized that grades were im¬ 
portant to get into college." 

Another student, 
Stacy Brittle, said, "My 
main goal is to finish high 
school and get decent 
grades. I have always had a 
hard time studying, but if I 
put my mind to it, I can do 
anything I want." 

Some students 
found that some years were 
easier than other years. 
This feeling depended 
largely upon the classes stu¬ 
dents were taking and the 
teachers' expectations. Stu¬ 
dents took a variety of 
classes to explore different 
areas. Lisa Thompson was 
one of the many students 
that took an Advanced 
Placement class. 

She said, "In my AP 
history class we did a lot of 
projects, and we moved 

really fast during the year. 
Sometimes I felt like I could 
not keep up, but I could al¬ 
ways count on my parents 
for support." 

Other students like 
Kate Bradford took a class 
dealing with children. 

Kate said, "Child 
Life and Literature is a lot of 
fun. It is a really good learn¬ 
ing experience for people 
who like to work with kids. 

Courtney Nohilly 
said, "This was my second 
year at Gar-Field, and I feel 
I've accomplished a lot al¬ 

Regardless of how 
much stress students faced 
throughout the year, they 
felt that the hard work 
would pay off one day. 

Asking for help from Mrs. 

Loveland, Janna Rasmussen and 
Brian Angell receive assistance 
on how to complete their 
English Project. Most students 
depended on help from 
teachers so they could make it 
through their school year. 

108 TTn.dercl<x$$ 

Michael Fricke 
Matthew Fritzinger 
Carolyn Frock 
Anthony Frontiero Jr. 
Marilynn Gabbard 
Megan Gagnon 
Genette Gaisie 
Michelle Gaitan 
Nicholas Galgano 
Miguel Gallardo 

Timothy Galloway 
Inger Gandler 
Stonie Gannom 
Carlos Garay Ortega 
Danielle Garber 
Carlos Garcia 
Daniel Garcia 
Derek Garcia 
Elena Garcia 
Giovani Garcia 

Abigail Gardner 
Megan Garrett 
Partrick Garrett 
Lisa Gaskins 
Kirsten Gaulke 
Ronald Gay 
Tyrone Gayles 
Douglas Genotti 
Elizabeth George 
Jessica George 

Lesley George 
Mattew Gessessie 
Samuel Gherghis 
Anthony Giarrizzi 
Kristina Gibbons 
Derrick Gibson 
Latasha Gibson 
John Gido 
Robert Gil 
Elizabeth Gilbert 

Leonard Gillespie 
Andrew Gittens 
Jeromy Glasbrenner 
Farrah Gleason 
Carl Glufling 
Christopher Glyer 
Megan Goffney 
Ryan Gogan 
Jennifer Goldammer 
Jessica Goldammer 

Keko Gomes 
Gonzalez Francisco 
Raymond Gonzalez 
Shavonne Gooden 
Katherine Goodwin 
Christopher Gordon 
Monica Gordon 
Natyer Gordon 
Erin Gore 
Gregory Goroum 

Melissa Goroum 
Cameron Govan 
Heather Grable 
Danny Gracias 
Michael Graff 
Victoria Graff 
Lauren Graham 
Rachel Graves 
Christopher Green 
Christie Greene 

Kellie Greene 
Pamela Greenfield 
Nicholas Gregson 
Ryan Greyson 
Terry Griffin 
Kwasi Griffin 
Olivia Griffin 
Robert Griffin 
Jennifer Griffiths 
Dominique Grigg 


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Molly Guilfoyle 
Teresa Guillen 
Aaron Guilmette 
Arianne Gvozdas 
Scott Gvozdas 
Charlotte Haas 
Gweneveve Habersat 
Anthony Habersham 
Jeffrey Habina 
David Hagan 

Thomas Hahn 
Ashley Hakenson 
Sarah Hakenson 
Armani Hall 
Kadar Hall 
Kevin Hall 
Morgan Hall 
Sahra Hall 
Karin Hallenbeck 
Henry Hallie 

Tabitha Ham 
Robert Hamn 
Arthur Hanks 
Nicholas Hanna 
Kristin Hanrahan 
Bradley Hardee 
Robert Harding 
Monica Hargrove 
Marios Haritos 
Jamila Harley 

Tara Harlow 
Rex Harmsen 
Trevor Harney 
Jermaine Harrington 
Adrienne Harris 
Bridgett Harris 
Ebony Harris 
James Harris 
Jennifer Harris 
Joshua Harris 

Keya Harris 
Maurice Harris 
Melissa Harris 
Michael Harris 
Jalonel Hart 
Jason Hart 
Mattew Hart 
Mattew Haselton 
Sean Haselton 
Lashea Haskins 

Lara Hatcher 
Rawls Hawes 
Jamar Hawkins 
Nichole Hawkins 
Nicole Hawkins 
Carl Hayes 
Stephanie Hayes 
Shannon Haynie 
Kristen Headley 
Robert Hearn 

Jonathan Hebener 
Bobby Heckman 
Kenneth Heckman 
Candice Heffner 
Jessica Heim 
Samantha Heinlein 
Aaron Henry 
Eric Hernandez 
Heidi Hernandez 
Jimmy Hernandez 

Meyvi Hernandez 
Shanean Herndon 
Ann Herrmann 
Sabrina Hersi 
Adam Hicks 
Jennifer Hicks 
Michael Hicks 
Stephanie Hicks 
Greg Higgins 
Audrey Hightower 

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Sweaty palms, 
excessive cologne, the in¬ 
ability to find the right 
shoes, and an out of con¬ 
trol cowlick were all 
problems that students 
encountered when the 
night of their first date 
came around. Unfortu¬ 
nately, many students 
discovered the night that 
was supposed to be en¬ 
joyable and memorable 
turned out to be one of the 
most embarrassing 
nights of their lives. 

Some learned to 
ignore advice given to 
them by their friends. 
Kari German learned a 
lesson when she allowed 
a friend to pick out her 
first date outfit. “She 
picked out a really nice 
satin dress, so of course I 
had to wear hose. When 
my date and I were leav¬ 
ing the restaurant he 

Smiling at her date, Katie 
Cornwell enjoys spending time 
with him. Homecoming was just 
one of the many places couples 
went on their first dates. 

said, 'Urn, your ankles 
are sort of wrinkley.' 
Immidiately I went to 
pull them up, but I lost 
my balance and ended up 
tearing them. I should 
have stuck with jeans." 

Choosing the lo¬ 
cation to spend that ro¬ 
mantic evening also 
proved to be a dilema. 
The many movie theaters 
and restaurants in the 
area provided students 
with several options. 
"We're lucky to live in 
such an industrial area. 
My first date included 
dinner at a local restau¬ 
rant and then a movie at 
the mall," said Samantha 

For the lucky 
few, however, they were 
able to ignite a spark and 
enjoy the company of a 
new found interest. "I 
was kind of skeptical 
about my first date, but 
we hit it off and he was 
my boyfriend for about 

a year," said Kami 
Conklin. There always 
seemed to be an uncom¬ 
fortable awkwardness 
between the two people if 
they weren't friends prior 
to the date; and some¬ 
times even if they were. 
Katie Pomaranski said, 
"On my first date, all I 
could think about was 
how bad I felt just looking 
out the window, but I 
didn't know what to 

For some under¬ 
classmen, transportation 
caused some apprehen¬ 
sion. "After I finally 
asked out this girl I began 
to think, 'How are we go¬ 
ing to get there? The 
Omnilink is not quite the 
first impression I want to 
make.' Luckily my older 
brother took us," said 
Todd Rice. 

Regardless of 
how the date went it 
seemed to be a night to 

"Underclass 111 

e> + '“to"' 

xt?g it? 

[Q (9 

The entire world 
is blue, you've just 
climbed to the top of a 
mountain with your 
soulmate... and then you 
wake up. 

When dreams 
were more interesting 
and exciting than real life, 
it was hard to leave be¬ 
hind the comforts of that 
inner playground for the 
stresses of reality. 

Getting up for 
school at six or seven in 
the morning presented a 
challenge to many stu¬ 
dents, especially if they 
had been up late study¬ 
ing. Oversleeping was a 
leading cause of tardies 
among students. 

"Every day I get 
to school later and later," 
Stacy Siefke. "It's hard to 
force yourself out of your 
warm, comfortable bed 
knowing you'll soon be 
sitting in a hard desk." 

Although stu¬ 

dents managed to 
drag themselves out of 
bed to school, struggling 
to stay awake in class did 
not provide the best learn¬ 
ing experience. Most stu¬ 
dents had at some time 
experienced the effects of 
sleep loss, such as fatigue 
and insomnia. More com¬ 
mon effects were apathy, 
lack of motivation, and 
low concentration. Get¬ 
ting enough sleep was 
thus an important factor 
in maintaining decent 

Robert Kelly 
stated, "If I do not get 
enough sleep, I can't func¬ 
tion to my maximum ca¬ 

Lynn Navarro 
said, "If I go to bed late the 
night before a test, I have a 
hard time staying awake 
during school." 

Interest level also 
affected alertness. 

"If a teacher lectured for 

ninety minutes in a 
monotomous tone, the 
drone of his or her voice 
lulled the students to 
sleep," connented 
Roxmary Camacho. 

A classroom of 
twenty people usually 
had at least one person 
dozing off or with his 
head down. In despera¬ 
tion some students turned 
to stimulants to fight the 

"I used to drink 
coffee, but I got addicted 
to the caffeine," said Bran¬ 
don Skeens. 

Despite the nu¬ 
merous responsibilities 
placed on students, 
squeezing in time for 
sleep remained one of the 
magical talents of most 

Students conning from the bus 
tunnel walk up the stairs to get 
to class. Each morning 
students rushed to their 
lockers to get their books and 
talk to friends before class. 

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Vasilia Hilios 
Crystal Hill 
Daniell Hill 
Jacklyn Hill 
Larissa Hill 
Mary Hill 
Mary Hill 
William Hill 
Yathrib Hillali 
Andrew Hillberry 

Terrance Hillsman 
Bryan Hiltibidal 
Carolyn Hilton 
John Hilton 
Joel Hines 
Phillip Hinton 
Braddrick Hobdy 
Fatma Hocaoglu 
Thomas Hodges 
Amanda Hoffman 

Melissa Hoffman 
Justin Hoffmann 
Carlton Hogan 
Gina Holder 
Heather Holst 
Christopher Holston 
Theresa Holston 
Adrienne Holt 
Anita Hooper 
David Hooper 

Ganges Hopkins Jr. 
Candace Horner 
Natalie Horrocks 
Leigh Horsey 
Paul Horsey 
Christina Hoskins 
Karemah Hotaki 
Joseph Howard 
Kelvin Howard 
Marc Howes 

Ruben Hoyos 
Cora Hubbard 
Daphne Hudson 
John Hudspeth 
Denise Huff 
Brien Hughes 
Linnea Hultman 
Victoria Humenik 
Amber Nicole Hunter 
Joseph Hunter 

Josh Hunter 
Kevin Hunter 
Dan Huynh 
Marcus Hyman 
Lani Idle 
Bret Ingram 
Daniel Ingram 
Mark Ingram 
Paul Inkenbrandt 
Hayl Intharayaem 

Krystal Irvin 
Shaun Irvin 
Angela Jackson 
Christine Jackson 
Davida Jackson 
Derrick Jackson 
Fredericka Jackson 
Gloria Jackson 
Joaquin Jackson 
Julia Jackson 

Ronald Jackson 
Sherita Jackson 
Yasmin Jackson 
Mathew Jacobson 
Jason Jaghori 
Brandin James 
Kendra James 
Satish James 
Simran James 
Howard Jamison Jr. 

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Kristen Janes 
Sarah Jansen 
Steven Jansen 
Juan Jaramillo 
Rafael Javier 
William Jaynes 
Kareem Jenkins 
Lauren Jenkins 
Tyrone Jenkins 
Jennifer Jeremias 

Jessica Jessie 
Ashley Johnson 
Curt Johnson 
Erin Johnson 
Gregory Johnson 
Halawna Johnson 
Jasmine Johnson 
Jerome Johnson 
Jonikka Johnson 
Kathryn Johnson 

Kerry Johnson 
Krista Johnson 
Sheena Johnson 
Stacey Johnson 
Steven Johnson 
Valerie Johnson 
Sean Johnston 
Alicia Jones 
Carl Jones Jr. 
Danielle Jones 

Ebonee Jones 
Ebony Jones 
Erika Jones 
Jennifer Jones 
Jonathan Jones 
Lillibeth Jones 
Michele Jones 
Octavis Jones 
Richard Jones 
Robert Jones III 

Ryan Jones 
Sarah Jones 
Stanley Jones 
Mark Jordan 
Takeithia Jordan 
Scott Jordan 
Leon Joseph 
Nathalie Joseph 
Isaiah Joyce 
Anthony Juan 

Alexandra Jung 
Katherine Jung 
Dhruti Kalathia 
Fuhard Kaloko 
Leslie Kalvass 
Virginia Kalvass 
Krystal Kaneshiro 
Alusine Kargbo 
Kalani Kauo 
Jennifer Kearney 

Jamie Keebler 
Matthew Keith 
Dublyn Kelly 
Robert Kelly 
Shanetta Kemple 
Sarita Kendall 
Shalonda Kendall 
George Kennedy 
Sean Kennedy 
Andrew Kerscher 

James Kershner 
Andrea Kesner 
Alice Ki 
Andrew Kim 
Jung Sun Kim 
Kook Bong Kim 
Kwan Kim 
Thomas Kim 
Maurice Kimball 
Lisa Kimble 

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Whether it was 
rap, alternative, country, 
or classical, music was a 
part of our lives in many 
ways. One could walk 
down the halls and hear 
a few of today's popular 
tunes, as everyone had 
their favorites. 

Not only did 
many students listen to 
their favorite groups, 
they also wore shirts that 
advertised the groups. 
The "Wu-Tang Forever" 
and "Marilyn Manson" 
shirts were just a few of 
the many worn by 

For some 

students, it was hard to 
even imagine life with¬ 
out music. 

"Music is a part 
of my life because I can 
relate it to my moods," 
commented Michelle 

Searching through a mound of 
CDs. junior Brian Wiegand trys 
to find the perfect tune. 

Music often helped students 
relax and do homework. 


Whether we felt 
sad or happy, there was 
always a song that we 
could relate to. This 
school year, there were 
many opinions on the 
"best" type of music. 

Jerome Johnson 
replied, "Maxwell is my 
favorite singer because 
he attracts the ladies, 
and my favorite group is 
Wu-Tang. I would say 
rap and alternative are 
the most popular." 

It seemed as if 
everywhere one went, it 
was possible to hear 
some type of music 
being played; whether it 
was the bass in a car, a 
stereo at home, displays 
at the mall, or even 
radios on the school 

The type of 
music one listened to 
may have gone further 
than just what he or she 
heard. Amongst one's 

friends, there was the 
ability to see similarities 
in what came from their 
speakers. Music could 
be used as a conversa¬ 
tion starter and an issue 
that everyone seemed to 
have an opinion on. 

"I listen to rap 
and R&B because it 
helps me to relax," 
commented Krystal 

Music helped us 
after those really hard 
days, and when we were 
feeling low. Could we 
have imagined our lives 
without music? It was 
unanomous, the answer 
was no. 

Underclass 115 


The word most 
commonly heard around 
school these days that 
dealt with computers 
was 'internet;' a fast 
way to get information. 

Could it be the 
number one communi¬ 
cation center for the 
future? Could it be the 
end to libraries and post 
offices, or telephones, 
and televisions? The 
internet had it all; 
mostly everything the 
average person possibly 

The internet had 
an e-mail center that 
allowed users to com¬ 
municate from across 
the world. There was no 
longer a need to wait a 
week to receive mail 
from the mailman when 
you could e-mail a 
friend in a matter of 

"I keep in touch 
with someone that I've 
known ever since I was 

bom. She lives in Texas, 
but we e-mail each other 
almost every week," 
said Megan Bailey. 

The internet had 
ways to allow people to 
listen to music or watch 
movies that were just 
released on home video. 
The internet had its own 
entertainment center 
where one could go 
shopping and purchase 
merchandise with the 
simple click of a button. 

"On the 

internet, you can buy 
flowers and send them 
to someone. You could 
make hotel reservations 
or buy cruise tickets. 

You can even check out 
any college in the world 
and apply to it. The 
entertainment center has 
got to be my favorite 
place on the internet," 
said Diana Ramsey. 

Many students 
thought this all sounded 

too complicated to 
grasp, but with a little 
time and effort, the 
information superhigh¬ 
way of the world was at 
their fingertips. 

Mr. Willis said, 
"The internet is 
definately addictive. 
Once you've sat down, 
at the computer you 
won't be getting up for a 
while. The internet is a 
great thing, it allows no 
excuses for ignorance." 

Twenty years 
from now though, the 
state of the art computer 
may only be a memory. 

Surfing the internet.junior 
Brian Angell looks up informa¬ 
tion for a research project 
The internet became anew 
resource to aid students 
working on projects. 

116 Underclass 

Sarah Kimble 
Cassandra King 
Elmore King 
Gregory King 
Pamela King 
Roger Kinghorn 
Melissa Kinney 
Billy Kitchen 
Robert Kittel 
James Klapmust 

Amanda Klingensmith 
Bryan Knepper 
Bruce Knight 
Jennifer Knight 
Timothy Koelkebeck 
Heather Koutnik 
Carson Kramer 
Trevor Kroger 
Gina Kronenberg 
Brittany Krueger 

Shannon Kualii 
Sandra Kuehl 
Bryan Kuepper 
Daniel Kuhns 
Gomathi Kumar 
Richard Kuzma 
Kareem Kyer 
Laura LaBonte 
Daniel Lagrone 
Samuel Lagrone 

John Laguardia 
Bob La Jmoraki 
Lake Fallon 
Erin Lally 
Vu Lam 
David Lamb 
Alexandra Lambert 
Michael Lane 
Steven Lane 
Jeffrey Lange 

Kristopher Lanham 
Jennifer Lanier 
Tanya Lansdown 
David Tape 
Stephanie Larsen 
Sheila Larson 
Debra Lavikoff 
Lyn Lavikoff 
Richard Law 
Chenonne Lawrie 

Jason Lawrie 
Donald Lawson 
Dustin Lawson 
William Leake 
Jessica Leckner 
Kristen Ledane 
Heather Lee 
Jung Lee 
Kevin Lee 
Min Lee 

Robert Lee 
Ryan Lee 
Wilford Lee 
Mattew Leftridge 
Anthony Leketa Jr. 
Sara Leketa 
Chester Lenon III 
Michael Lenyon 
Valerie Leon 
Christopher Lester 

Sandy Lester 
Kachun Leung 
Stephanie Leverstein 
Joshua Levine 
Charmaine Lewek 
Kristen Lewek 
Cristina Lewellen 
Angela Lewis 
Derra Lewis 
Tyleah Lewis 

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Willie Lewis. 
Zachary Libby 
Robyn Lienau 
Justin Liminic 
Robert Lind 
Robin Lindsey 
Helen Linton 
Brandie Little 
Danielle Little 
David Little 

Ebony Little 
Sandra Litts 
Nichole Litvinas 
Alicia Llanes 
Barbara Llanes 
Elima Llanes 
Lawrence Locke 
Shayna Lockhart 
Catherine Logan 
Jennifer Logan 

Tamarra Lonzo 
Chris Lopez 
Michael Lopez 
Shawn Lopez 
Lorenzo Lopiccolo 
Candice Loretta 
Ingrid Lott 
Kenneth Lowe 
Krystal Lowe 
Joel Luciano 

Christopher Lucks 
Ryan Lucks 
Jesus Lugo 
Ernesto Luna 
Matthew Lund 
Hien Luong 
Michael Lupton 
Laura Luttrell 
An Ly 
Jessica Lynch 

Jessica Lyncia 
Derek Lynn 
Karla Lynn 
Kristen Machado 
Yanina Machuca 
Gordon Mack 
Steven Mac Lean 
David Mac Mullin 
Suelen Macres 
Giddian Mahone 

Thomas Mahoney 
Michael Main 
Michelle Majctte 
Fahad Malik 
John Malone 
Marcus Malone 
Jennifer Malry 
Bryan Manuel 
Isia Manuel 
Kelly Marsh 

Kristin Marsh 
Latoya Marshall 
Mabel Martin 
Melissa Martin 
Aracely Martinez 
Liane Marucci 
Colonte Mason 
Roger Massey 
Vanessa Massie 
Justin Mathers 

Terrell Matthews 
Jason Matusiak 
Tamara Mayo 
Moore Mbugua 
Patricia Me Artor 
Leah McBride 
Tyson McCall 
Jason McCarthey 
Doug McCauley 
Pamela McCauley 

II & Xfndercla$$ 

<$nd Cn^e ©i V s 

As one walked 
through the halls one 
gloomy winter morn¬ 
ing, one may have 
noticed that fellow 
students were staring 
them down. When 
they looked to see why 
they were staring, they 
realized they were 
naked, with the excep¬ 
tion of their blue fuzzy 
mittens. Although this 
may not have hap¬ 
pened to anyone, many 
students had fears 
similar to this. 

"Last year I had 
a dream I came to 
school without shorts 
on. Ever since then, I 
began double checking 
myself before I walk 
out my front door," 
admitted Keith 

"I'm always 

Despite the horrors of high 
school, Ana Bravo manages to 
do her work and still keep a 
smile on her face. Hoars of 
homework and studying were 
part of every student's life. 

afraid I'm going to 
forget to put on my 
shoes. One morning I 
left them in the car and 
had to walk into school 
barefoot," added Jen 

As familiar as 
we all were with the 
fear of walking into 
school without some 
article of clothing on, it 
was as frightening to 
some as the thought of 
standing in front of a 
classroom full of peers. 

"I hate class¬ 
room presentations. I 
always get so scared 
right before it's my 
turn; I think I'm going 
to forget what I'm 
going to say or some¬ 
thing," acknowledged 
Jamie Reichenbach. 

"I think class¬ 
room presentations are 
among the top 5 things 
I hate most 

complained Mark 
Crowder, "I never feel 
like I did exactly what I 
was supposed to do." 

"Getting up in 
front of a group of 
classmates is not my 
favorite thing, but 
being called on to 
answer a question 
when you do not have 
a clue is even worse," 
stated Payton Nash. 
"It's like my teachers 
have radar, and they 
only call on me when I 
do not have an answer. 
Being called on is 
definitely my biggest 
fear," she continued. 

Life in high 
school comes with a 
never ending list of 
horrors. Just be thank¬ 
ful you got that last 
piece of toilet paper off 
your shoe before 
walking out into the 

Underclass 119 


Nicknames were 
the mark of close friend¬ 
ships and distinguished 
individuals among 
others. Some nicknames 
invented in elementary 
and middle school were 
carried into high school 
and could not be shaken 

"People have 
been calling me Spam 
since sixth grade. I hate 
being named after a 
canned ham, but I've 
gotten so used to it I 
don't even pay attention 
any more," said Pam 

When others 
started high school, they 
not only got a new 
school and new friends, 
they may also have 
gotten a new nickname. 

Sitting on her car. Payton Mash 
remembers her middle school 
years when “Chile Pepper" was 
her nick name. Nicknames were 
often seen on license plates, t- 
shirts or on anything else 

As creative as a 
nickname may have 
been, the origin of a 
nickname could be more 
interesting than the 
actual name. 


Edwards, for instance, 
stated, "People call me 
Polly as a joke because 
they say I look like Polly 

Most people 
tolerated a cute nick¬ 
name. But the ridiculous 
ones were often unbear¬ 

Geoff Yaroschak, 
commented, "I got my 
nickname in eighth 
grade when Eddie 
Petrovich started calling 
me Shak instead of 
Yaroschak. After that it 
just stuck." 

When strangers 
or aquaintences used 
nicknames, it was 
awkward for many 

"My siblings and 
friends call me 'Cat' for 
short, but when someone 
I don't know very well 
calls me that, I think they 
are a dork," said 
Catherine Lindon. 

Whether one 
cherished or despised 
their nickname, it 
remained a part of thier 
life and was one of the 
many memories from 
our high school years. 

120 Tfnderclass 

Gregory McChain 
Natia McClaude 
Timothy McCleerey 
Jenifer McClellan 
Lakeisha McCray 
Erin McCutcheon 
Henrietta McDaniel 
Danielle McDonald 
Ricky McDonald 
James McDowell 

Jonathan McElwee 
Wendy McFarland 
Katherine McGee 
Michael McGuffin 
Kimberly Mcllveen 
Gregory McKenzie 
Kellen McKinney Forbe 
Jonathan McKoy 
Maurice McKoy 

Joseph McLaughlin 
John McLean 
Julius McMillon 
Katrina McMillon 
Wayne McNeal 
Red McNease 
Christopher McNeeley 
Kai McPeak 
Kevin McSorley 
Evrin Medley 

Maria Mellor 
Brienne Megil 
Dyanne Mejias 
Eugene Melchior 
Alexander Melnichak 
Edgar Mendez 
Jennifer Mendez 
Jonathan Mendez 
Chris Menotti 
Ophelia Mensah 

Larry Menzie III 
Michelle Mergl 
Christopher Merrill 
Lawerance Merritt 
Anthony Mesias 
William Messenger 
Julie Mestemaksa 
Steven Meyer 
Garry Meyers 
Jason Middleton 

Andrew Miles 
Chelsea Miles 
Amanda Miller 
Matthew Miller 
Melinda Miller 
Nyema Miller 
Jesse Mills 
Ephraim Milton 
Tiffany Minor 
Eli Mintzer 

Elias Mitchell 
Monique Mitchell 
Dale Moeller 
Omar Mohamed 
Fatema Momenni 
Pamela Monroe 
James Montague 
Edwin Montiel 
Joncarlos Montoute 
Aida Moody 

Heather Moore 
Marlon Moore 
Michael Moore 
Nicole Moore 
Nikesha Moore 
Sean Moore 
Bruno Morales 
Tessa Morehouse 
Brandon Morgan 
Frankie Morgan 

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Paul Morgan 
Douglas Morris 
Kristin Morrow 
Latoya Morton 
Rachel Moseley 
Courtney Moses 
Amanda Mosser 
Jannie Mott 
Amanda Mouw 
David Mowdy 

Joshua Moxon 
Carlos Moya 
Anthony Moye 
Robert Moyer 
Daniel Mrak 
Ashley Mulhatten 
Litia Mumeka 
Joseph Mummert 
David Munguia 
Gustavo Munguia 

Jason Munoz 
Jessica Munoz 
Jennifer Murphy 
Melissa Murphy 
Nathaniel Murphy 
Christopher Murray 
Joseph Musca 
Tanya Mutaboyerwa 
Jared Myers 
Anthony Myles 

David Myrick 
Pamela Nabholz 
Sara Nadeau 
Melissa Nahser 
Rebecca Nahser 
Jenney Nalevenko 
Prince Nana 
Payton Nash 
Nicholas Natale 
Nahaku Nathaniel 

Lynn Navarro 
Sarah Nebel 
Robert Neff 
Sabrina Neiger 
Del Von Nelson 
Bernard Nesbitt 
Raynelle Neshitt 
Travis Newcomb 
Adam Newell 
Bryson Newell 

Day Newsome 
Bao Nguyen 
Mary Nguyen 
Taheeda Nibblins 
Patrick Nicely 
Allison Nicholls 
Andrew Nicholson 
Eddie Nicholson 
Emanuel Nieves 
Reynelle Nisbett 

Crystal Noble 
Russell Nohelty 
Courtney Nohilly 
Jessica Nohre 
Kristine Norbutt 
Kirsten Norman 
Joel Norris 
Jamie Norwood 
Matthew Nowak 
Reaksmey Nouv 

Andrew Nuckols 
Manuel Nunez 
Pamela Nunez 
Juanique O'Dell 
Lewis O'Dell 
Teresa O'Grince 
Kari Oermann 
Erik Ogilvie 
Jennifer Okwabi 
John Olamigoke 

122 XTndercla$$ 

Gbe 6?h&$i<i.e 

Yes, we had our 
school sports teams, but 
what about those sports 
and activities played 
outside of Gar-Field's 
boundaries? Intermural 
sports may not have 
always gotten much 
attention, but they 
counted just as much. 
From cheerleading and 
horseback riding to 
ballet and volleyball, 
there were many sports 
and activities that 
students played that 
were never in the paper 
or read about on the 
morning announce¬ 

"I've played 
soccer since I was a kid, 
and it keeps me in shape 

Displaying their bronze medals 
from the Royal Canadian Henley 
Regatta, junior Chrissy 
Richardson and her teammates 
stand in front of their boat. Over 
the summer, they traveled to 
places such as Philadelphia and 
Boston winning many races 

and strong," commented 
Matt Fritzinger. 

The weekends 
and after school were 
busy times for many 
students with their 
individual sports. The 
reasons one chose to do 
an intermural activity 

"I'm in ballet; 
dancing is definitely a 
good exercise and a 
good way to relieve 
stress," commented 
Jessica Stansfield. 

Sports gave 
everybody something 
fun to do and a group to 
belong in. 

Dustin Thomp¬ 
son said, "I play soccer. 

It is pretty fun, it keeps 
me in shape, and I meet 
a lot of new people. To 
me, it is fulfilling a life¬ 
long dream." 

One of the most 
popular reasons and 
benefits of being in an 
intermural sport was the 
amount of exercise. 

"I played on on 
a hockey team. I started 
playing when I was 
little. I liked the people 
on the team and it was 
really good exercise," 
noted Chris Wallace. 
Whether it was for Gar- 
Field or not, the impor¬ 
tance of doing one's best 
and representing their 
team was high. 

V’ndercla$$ 123 

As the high 
school students at¬ 
tempted to predict their 
plans for the future, 
they quickly noticed the 
difficulties they would 
have to face. No one 
knew exactly what the 
future would bring, but 
some students at¬ 
tempted to plan their 
futures as best as they 

'Ten years 

from now, I plan to be 
on my way to a success¬ 
ful career while living 
in a condo on the 
beaches of California," 
said Stacey Johnson. 
"Hopefully, some of my 
high school friends will 
live close so Ill be 
balancing a social life as 

While some 
students knew exactly 
what they wanted their 
futures to hold, others 
did not. 

"I don't even 

know what I'll be doing 
tomorrow; how am I 
supposed to know what 
I'll be doing ten years 
from now," Gina 

"I think the 
future is now. Every¬ 
thing you do today will 
affect you tomorrow," 
Christa Clapper said. 

"It all depends on what 
you focus on. Today, I 
am trying to focus on 
my grades as well as 
other extracurricular 
activities so I can get 
into a really good 
college. A good educa¬ 
tion will get me a good 

A common 

long-term goal for most 
students was to acquire 
a job that included not 
only a high salary but 
also an element of fun. 

"In ten years, I 
will be doing anything 
that has to do with 
money, lots and lots of 

money," Dustin Thomp¬ 
son said. 

Some students 
such as Emily Ostrander 
had come to realize that 
where they wanted to be 
and where they thought 
they would be in ten 
years were different 

"I want to be a 
professional soccer 

coach, but I think I will 
still be living with my 
parents ten years from 
now," she said. 

Every action 
that students took were 
the building blocks to 
their futures. Students 
at Gar-Field learned to 
set goals they could 
reach and found it was 
good to have high 

Taking her fellow classmate's 
poise, this student practices her 
skills in preparation of a health 
care profession. The looks 
forward to her future career in 
this field. 

124 Xfndercla$$ 

Glenn Oldenburg 
Leona Oldenburg 
Alan Oleartchiek 
Jasmin Olivo 
Karen Olson 
Thomas Olver 
Kacie Oneal 
Emily Orfanoudakis 
Delia Ortiz 
Laura Ortiz 

Collins Osei 
Ralphael Osei 
Emily Ostrander 
Morgan Outlaw 
Robert Overman 
Kelly Packard 
Kalani Paial 
Courtney Painter 
Wendi Palmer 
Elith Parada 

Margarita Parada 
Michael Parent 
Jennifer Parker 
Takeda Parker 
Chez Parson 
Mohammad Pashai 
Andrea Pastore 
David Pate 
Janina Patterson 
Larry Patterson 

Rodney Patton 
Sarah Payne 
David Pearson 
Samuel Pearson III 
Howard Peele II 
Christopher Pegram 
Angela Pelino 
Diana Peloquin 
Emily Pennington 
Jillian Perez 

Billy Perkins 
Tonya Perkins 
Patricia Perry 
Philip Perry 
Melanie Peterbark 
Kathren Peterlin 
Julia Peters 
Patrick Petersen 
Amy Petko 
Bradley Petrauskas 

Edward Petrovitch 
Darrin Petty 
Nicholas Pfeifer 
Ha Pham 
Mai Phan 
John Phanthavong 
Nacholle Phares 
Kathrine Phelps 
Robert Phipps 
Jennifer Picciano 

Michael Picciano 
Wesley Pickell 
Beth Pierce 
Jacob Pierce 
Joshua Pierce 
Randall Pierce 
Iona Pierre 
Amanda Pierson 
Justin Wayne Pilgrim 
Matthew Pitera 

Adrain Pittman 
Brett Pokusa 
Jorge Pola 
Carl Pollard 
Kathleen Pomaranski 
Candice Poole 
Megan Poole 
Ryan Poole 
Eric Porter 
Juan Portillo 

XTndercla$$ 125 

Stephanie Poteet 
Shawna Potter 
James Pough 
James Pougt 
Kelly Poulin 
Travel Pouncy 
Michael Powell 
Penny Powers 
David Prewitt 
Carrie Price 

Christine Price 
Felicia Price 
Lyndsey Price 
Darcie Priester 
Rebecca Pruitt 
Daelena Pruitte 
James Pruna 
Danilo Puentes 
Stefanie Puffenbarger 
Brenna Pugh 

Charles Puglisi III 
Sara Pulliam 
Brittany Purdham 
Kamilah Quash 
Melanio Quezada 
Jose Quinteros 
Amanda Rabasco 
Rachel Rabasco 
Ahmad Rahim 

Venessa Ramirez 
Diana Ramsey 
Jeremy Ramsey 
Richard Randall 
Parampal Randhawa 
Brian Randolph 
David Ransome Jr. 
Jessica Raskin 
Anthony Rastelli 
Robert Rastelli 

Kathryn Ratchford 
Michael Raymond 
Fatima Razi 
Melissa Reed 
Brandon Reeve 
Michael Reddy Jr. 
Jamie Reichenbach 
Lisa Rendin 
Michelle Reniere 
Alyssa Rewinski 

Judith Reyes 
Denise Reynolds 
Jason Reynolds 
Sean Reynolds 
Arm Rhoades 
Michelle Rhoades 
Adam Rice 
Christopher Rice 
Jennifer Rice 
Todd Rice 

Gary Richards 
Melissa Richards 
Candance Richardson 
Christina Richardson 
Jay Richardson 
Steven Richardson 
Terrell Richardson 
Sarah Richitt 
Rachel Ries 
Crystal Riffe 

Christopher Riley 
Margaret Rios 
John Ritchie 
Mario Rivas 
Thomas Rivera 
Katherine Robb 
Steven Robbins 
Jennifer Roberds 
Jacquelyn Roberts 
Michael Robinson Jr. 

12 & If nder class 

Remember this: 
you were in your most 
important class taking 
the mother-of-all tests, 
and the student next to 
you would not stop 
tapping his pencil. You 
tried to stay focused, but 
your ears could only 
hear that irritatating 
number two pencil being 
rhythmically beaten 
against the wooden table 
top. The only relief from 
the pestering noise, 
occured when your 
classmate would write 
down an answer . The 
next thing you knew, the 
class was over, all tests 
were handed in, and you 
had failed. You had 
failed because the kid 
next to you had a very 
annoying habit. 

Habits are hard to break 
Shown here by Monica Roane, 
biting her nails. It can be 
embarrassing when some 
habits are caught on film. 

Whether it was 
pencil tapping, hair 
twirling, or gum smack¬ 
ing, the guilty party was 
probably driving one or 
more of their classmates 
up the wall. 

"I can not stand 
it when people smack 
their gum," commented 
Alexandra Lambert. "I 
can't keep my eyes off 
that person, I just want 
to put my hand over 
their mouth," she added. 

"I always flip 
my hair," confessed 
Michelle Dorer. "I know 
it bugs a lot of people, 
but I can't help it!" 

many annoying habits 
were not premeditated, 
they just happened . 
During tests there were 
probably signs of 
nervousness. The 
person was not inten¬ 
tionally trying to annoy 
you but it was hard to 
find a way to get them to 

stop. When asked what 
method she would use to 
stop someone that was 
committing an annoying 
habit Katie Frickie 
replied, "I am blunt and 
just tell them to stop." 

John Hilton had 
a different approach to 
cease disturbing actions. 
"I just stare at the person 
until they realize how 
obnoxious they are 
being, and then they 
usually stop on their 

If you were not 
committing the crime, 
you probably knew 
someone guilty of 
possessing an "annoying 
habit." The next time 
that you take a test be 
courteous, wear your 
hair up so you will not 
play with it and throw 
your gum out before 
hand. Remember that at 
some moments, silence 
surely is golden. 

Underclass 127 

^Vkrf^g 4 \e Qvnie 

"How were we 
going to make it?" That 
was a popular question 
many underclassmen 
asked themselves 
throughout the year. 
Some students thought 
that by sleeping in class, 
kissing up to teachers, 
and winging all tests 
possible, they just might 
get by. Others probably 
felt guilty as they looked 
back over the past year. 
Some students set goals 
for themselves. The 
purpose of these goals 
was to encourage the 
students to work harder 
in their classes. Al¬ 
though students had 
different ideas concern¬ 
ing their goals, many 
goals had some common 

"My grades are 
pretty average and I try 
really hard," Abby 
Coffie said. "Some of 
my goals during the 

year are to raise my 
grades and get accepted 
into a good college. My 
parents always empha¬ 
size that grades are 
important to get into 

Stacy Brittle 
said, "My main goal is 
to finish high school and 
get decent grades. I 
have always had a hard 
time studying, but if I 
put my mind to it, I can 
do anything I want." 

Some students 
found that some years 
were easier than other 
years. A cause of this 
feeling depended largely 
upon classes taken and 
teacher expectations. 
Students took a variety 
of classes to explore 
different areas. 

Lisa Thompson 
was one of the many 
students that took an AP 
class. "My AP History 
class did a lot of 
projects, and we moved 
really fast during the 

year," said Thompson. 
"Sometimes I felt like I 
couldn't keep up, but I 
could always count on 
my parents for support." 

Other students 
like Kate Bradford took 
a class dealing with 
children. "Child life and 
literature is a lot of fun. 
It's a really good learn¬ 
ing experience for 
people who like to work 
with kids." 


Nohilly said, "This was 
my second year at Gar- 
Field, and I feel I've 
accomplished a lot 

Regardless of 
how much stress and 
pressure students faced 
throughout the year, the 
hard work will pay off 
one day. 

Spreading out his index cards 
for his research project. Victor 
Enyi summarizes the information 
he found on the computer. 

Most students find that being 
able to spread out their 
research gives them more room 
to think 

12 & Xfndercla$$ 

Steven Robertson 
Stanley Robertson 
Shermaine Robinson 
Patrick Roche 
John Roche 
Pamela Robison 
Romayn Robinson 
Bianca Robinson 
Ashley Robinson 
Warren Robertson 

Jacqueline Rodriguez 
Danielle Rodriguez 
Adrianne Rodriguez 
Ana Romero 
Jerome Roles 
Jesse Roland 
Ronald Rohrbach Jr. 
James Rogers 
Teara Roederer 
Constance Roebuck 

Matthew Rosenberg 
Joseph Rose 
William Root 
Matthew Ruane 
Alicia Roye 
Lauren Rowe 
Kirsten Rowe 
Leonard Rouse Jr. 
Denelson Ross 
Mark Roslan 

Shavon Ruffin 
Jamie Rudowski 
Monica Ruane 
Sandra Ryn 
Samantha Russo 
Daniel Rushing 
Sarah Rush 
Marc Rupert 
Sharon Ruffin 
Charles Ruffner 

Ryan Ryskamp 
Makeda Saggau-Sackey 
Melissa Sailer 
Linette Sanchez 
Armand Sanchez 
Kelley Samanka 
Ahmad Samadi 
Heather Salyers 
Steven Salinas 
Tara Sales 

Mark Sanderson 
Ivan Sanders 
Henry Sanders 
Wayne Schiattareggia 
Patricia Schaeffer 
Irvin Sawyer 
David Sasser 
Joshua Sasko 
David Santos 
Michael Santiago 

Diana Schiripa 
Dena Schiripa 
Jesse Schiavone 
Courtney Scott 
Stephanie Schoonover 
Stephanie Schofield 
Veronica Schoenborn 
Bernadette Schoenborn 
Christopher Schnebelen 
Jennifer Schlenker 

Siobhan Scott 
Mysti Scott 
Karmen Scott 
Sarah Sekhon 
Eric Seamster 
Douglas Seamster 
Keanna Scott Victory 
Troy Scott 
Thomas Scott 
Steven Scott 

tfnderclass 129 

Laura Selsor 
Brandi Settle 
Sabrina Settle 
Valerie Sever 
Deanna Sexton 
Natu Shariff 
Kirk Sheppard 
Kharnvee Sherman 
Momolu Sherman 
Leslie Sherrill 

Matthew Sherrill 
Sean Shott 
Susan Shurtluff 
Stacey Siefke 
Maybelle Siervo 
Robert Silverstein 
Ariel Simmons 
Danielle Simmons 
Justin Simmons 
Kisha Simmons 

Tina Simms 
Frantz Simon 
Aaron Simpson 
John Simpson 
James Sims 
Kira Sims 
Sanjay Singh 
Stanley Singleton 
Heather Sipes 
Brandon Skeens 

Bethany Skertic 
Maybelle Siervo 
Tara Smiley 
Christin Smith 
Erin Smith 
Eugena Smith 
Jamy Smith 
Jason Smith 
Kimberley Smith 
Kimberley Smith 

Lawrance Smith 
Matthew Smith 
Micah Smith 
Paris Smith 
Pernetha Smith 
Renee Smith 
Shavone Smith 
Steven Smith 
Derrick Smullen 
Tiffany Sneath 

Sarah Snow 
Sandeep Sodhi 
Helen Sokos 
Agueda Solis 
Jonathan Solomon 
John Sorbello 
Kristoffer Sorensen 
Nathaniel Sorensen 
Kimberly Southerland 
Nicole Sova 

Stephanie Spears 
Sarah Spindel 
Ronald Standifer 
Michael Stanley 
Tina Stanley 
Jessica Stansfield 
Rhonda Stehler 
Lindsey Steinbacher 
Corey Stephens 
Christopher Stevens 

Amanda Stewart 
Ian Stewart 
Jasmah Stewart 
Kevin Stewart 
Raheem Stewart 
Zakia Stewart 
Leon Stiggle 
Jennifer Stocker 
Laura Stockman 
Brian Stokes 

13C t/’ndercla$$ 


You were sitting 
in class, listening to your 
teacher go on about 
quadratic equations. 

You felt like you could 
not stand it a moment 
longer, but then... an 
interruption. Another 
student walked into the 
classroom with a piece 
of paper. Was it a pass? 
Yes it was! It could be 
for you. Your teacher 
took the pass, looked at 
it, and then began 
scanning the room. He 
was looking at you 
wasn't he? He started to 
walk towards you and 
handed the pass to... the 
girl who sits behind you. 

Who was that 
messenger of relief? 

Entering facts into the 
computer , Ryan Bose and Sarah 
Snow enjoy being Mrs. Tull’s 
seventh period aides. Some 
students became aides to have 
a free period to catch up on 
homework or just chill out. 

Why it was a student 
aide. Aiding, although 
not a class, was a very 
popular option on many 
students' schedules. 
Some chose to be library 
aides or science labora¬ 
tory aides. They also 
had many different 
responsibilities. But 
perhaps only two in 
common working 
closely with a teacher 
and being a gopher. 

To be an aide 
one had to fill out a 
request from the prior 
year and ask a specific 
teacher for permission. 
Most teachers were 
quite happy to have 
aides because they were 
so helpful. Teachers 
handled over one 
hundred students so a 
helping hand did not 
hurt a bit. Teacher aides 
usually had smaller 

tasks as grading papers, 
passing papers out, 
taking attendance, and 
delivering things. 
Students usually chose a 
favorite teacher or one 
who taught a class that 
they had enjoyed. 

Another type of 
aiding was a guidance 
aide. The tasks and 
responsibilities were 
different than those of a 
teacher aide. One of the 
guidance aides most 
important jobs was 
delivering passes to 
students. It was 
important that the 
passes were delivered 
promptly so that the 
student being called 
would not be late. 

Student aides 
provided many benefi¬ 
cial resources to both 
guidance and their 


1Tndercla$$ 131 

There came a 
time in every students 
high school career when 
they had to break down 
and do the unthinkable. 
They actually had to 
crack the book and 
study. But mind you, 
not every student at Gar- 
Field was unfamiliar 
with studying. 


Richardson informed "I 
study almost every 
night. It is easier to stay 
ahead that way." 

Ms. Skiffington, 
a Spanish IV teacher, 
said, "The best way to 
learn a foreign language 
is to practice ten minutes 
a day." 

even that ten minutes of 
sheer study time was 
easier said than done. 
Many students could not 

Finishing op her study question, 
Shannon Freeby does some last 
minute thinking. Study 
questions were a good way to 
review for a test. 

get a ten minute period 
between commercials or 
without the telephone 
interupting them. Other 
students admitted that 
they never really learned 
the process of studying. 

"I do not think I 
even really know how to 
study," Sarah 

Mr. Edwards an 
eleventh grade, English 
teacher, advised, "The 
most effective methods 
of studying consist of a 
quiet place with no TV's 
or radios, and the 
willingness to reread the 
material over and over 
until you could teach it 

Every student 
had a different way of 
studying, some more 
effective then others. 

But everyone had to do 
it, whether they liked it 
or not. 

"My dad told me 
to just keep writing 

down infromation until I 
had it memorized, I 
guess that is the way I 
study," commented 
Amanda Bushner. 

"If I really want 
to study hard, I have to 
go to a library. Any¬ 
where else I can find too 
many distractions," 
added Ryan Brune. 

"I am more of a 
cram-studier. I wait 
until the teachers just 
about to hand out the 
test and try to learn the 
information right then. 
At least it is fresh in my 
brain," observed John 

"I have never 
been much of a studier, 
but it is kind of unavoid¬ 
able in high school," 
added Lynn Navarro. 

High school is a 
place to have fun, meet 
new friends, and eventu¬ 
ally learn your own 
method of studying. 

132 tTnderclass 

Scott Stonebumer 
Terrance Stokes 
Jessica Stokes 
Amber Suggs 
Jennifer Styles 
Lisa Beth Stowell 
Joshua Storment 
Carly Storment 
Justin Storey 
Kristen Storer 

Clorise Sunderlin 
Mark Summa 
Carrie Sullivan 
Claudia Tafur 
Sara Tachie 
Sanaz Tabrizi 
Thanh Ta 
Jeanette Swift 
Rickey Swearingen 
Carly Suver 

Larry Tatum III 
Thomas Talley 
Emily Talbot 
Ryan Tekampe 
Jeffrey Teegarden 
Jonathan Taylor 
Erin Taylor 
Ellen Taylor 
David Taylor 
Brian Taylor 

Erin Thelen 
Benjamin Teves 
Cyndi Te Tzlaff 
Jennifer Thompkins 
Sheena Thomas 
John Thomas 
Matthew Thomas 
Crystal Thomas 
Stephen Theriault 
Steven Thelen 

Jennifer Thompson 
Dustin Thompson 
Crystal Thompson 
Erin Thorpe 
Carmen Thorpe 
Dwayne Thornton 
Tara Thompson 
Shawna Thompson 
Nathan Thompson 
Lisa Thompson 

Lawanda Tidwell 
Shontae Threatt 
Lauren Thorpe 
Tiffany Tomlinson 
Sara Tomlin 
Awanya Tisdale 
Vesal Tirgari 
Anthony Tipton 
David Timbers 
James Tierney 

Nicholas Torres 
Christina Tong 
Jennifer Tompkins 
Marissa Trowbridge 
Alejandro Trevino 
Kimlin Tran 
Deirdre Tracy 
Caitlin Tracy 
Anthony Touset 
Pedro Torres 

Denise Trusty 
Leah Truesdell 
Ramon Troy a 
Christopher Turner 
Christopher Turner 
Chris Turner 
Amy Turner 
Heather Tucker 
Angela Tsao 
Shavonda Trusty 

Underclass 133 

Curtis Turner 
Kyle Turner 
Turcores Turner 
Amanda Tuttle 
James Tuttle 
Julio Umana 
Karla Umana 
Amanda Utting 
Jose Valdez 
Miriam Valdez 

Sherwin Valerio 
Nathan Vanhook 
Jared Vanmeter 
Carlos Vaquerano 
Dale Vaughan Jr. 
Balmary Vazquez 
Harry Veal 
Fabricio Velasquez 
Laura Vento 
Michael Vige 

Angela Vigil 
Ceasare Vigil 
Luis Villamil 
Melissa Villamil 
Stephanie Vincent 
Adam Vinyard 
Anousack Virakone 
Stephanie Voegtlin 
Jennifer Vollmar 
Edward Vreeland 

Natalie Wagner 
Robert Wagner 
Chris Wallace 
Carrie Walker 
David Walker 
Latetia Walker 
Nicole Walker 
Christina Walsh 
Amy Walter 
Michele Walton 

Shades Walton 
Thomas Wanat 
Dejuan Ward 
Sam Ward 
Ayasha Ware 
Christopher Warncke 
Chelsea Washington 
Jo van Waters 
Alex Weathers 
Thurman Weathers 

Latonya Weatherspoon 
Candice Webb 
Jonathan Weber 
Andrew Webster 
Ani Webster 
Beverly Webster 
Jessika Weiland 
David Weintraub 
Joshua Welborn 
Kenneth Wells Jr. 

Laura Wells 
Nicole Wells 
Nicholas Wenner 
Amy West 
Michelle West 
Lauren Westcott 
Keith Westgate 
Lisa Westgate 
Lori Westley 
Diann Whitaker 

Charles White III 
John White 
Katherine White 
Robert White 
Steward White 
Suzanne White 
Tiffany White 
Vincent White 
Robert Whitney 
David Wickham 

134 XTndercla$$ 



(9® & 

Alright. I only have I 
more thesis, two book 
reviews, and an essay on 
South African anteaters 
to finish. If I plan my 
time correctly and keep 
a constant pace I should 
have enough time to 
close my eyes for 7 
hours and 39 minutes. 

Many students 
used Sunday night to 
finish last minute 
projects. It was under¬ 
standable considering 
that they only had five 
weeks to complete them, 
right? For some stu¬ 
dents, procrastination 
was an effective way to 
get their work done. 
Pressure helped initiate 
and inspire students to 
work harder than ever. 

"I think I work better 
under pressure. My 
parents say that I should 

Studying at the last minute, Tifiane 
Williams and Ricky Mumeka read as 
fast as they can before a test. 
Many students waited until the 
last minute to study due to other 
obligations in life. 

manage my time better, 
but my grades don't 
seem to suffer due to 
procrastination," said 
Pam Nabholz. 

With the various 
activities and time- 
consuming jobs of high 
school students, it was 
easy for students to 
continue putting off 
their school work. 

Doing homework is 
generally not the first 
priority of students 
during their minimal 
amount of spare time. 
Often, it was the 
student's lack of motiva¬ 
tion that hindered them 
from beginning home¬ 
work or long-term 
projects. "Each time 
that I complete a project 
after staying up the 
entire night I always tell 
myself that next time I 
will start the project 
sooner, but that never 
happens. I seem to 
work well under stress 

while burning the 
mindnight oil," said 
Jennifer Hicks. 

Students were 
warned by their teachers 
not to procrastinate, but 
these pleas often fell on 
deaf ears. Teachers tried 
to give students an 
ample amount of time to 
complete their projects 
to the upmost degree of 
perfection, however, this 
was often not the case. 

It was not uncommon 
for students to stay up 
until the wee hours of 
the morning to complete 
homework, study for a 
test, or put the finishing 
touches on a project. 

Despite the 
procrastination many 
students found that they 
could finish their work 
in a short amount of 
time. There was always 
the extra pressure and 
scolding from parents 
but the truly determined 
students could always 
pull through. 

Underclass 135 

Was there ever 
anyone in your life that 
you have admired? Was 
there someone that you 
looked up to who in¬ 
spired your life? Role 
models ranged from 
Hollywood stars, sports 
figures, and singers to 
parents, teachers, rela¬ 
tives and even best 
friends. Students looked 
at their role models, for 
advise in serious every¬ 
day life problems, the 
latest sayings, hair styles, 
and beauty tips. Role 
models played a unique 
role in students' lives. 

Some students' 
role models were people 
close to them. Some 
people looked up to their 
parents. "My role model 
is my mother because she 
is always trying to fix 
everything in the best 
way," stated Stacey 
Brittle. Some people even 
looked up to their best 
friends. This admiration 

sometimes caused an 
envious relationship. 

"My cousin is also my 
best friend and is my role 
model because she 
always gives me good 
advice and she knows me 
well," stated Lindsey 

some found their role 
model was a famous 
person. Students in¬ 
volved in sports often 
looked up to famous 
sports figures. "My role 
model is Barry Sanders 
because he gets a lot of 
yards on the football 
field," said Joel Norris. 

Thespians and 
students in other clubs 
looked up to a famous 
person in the same field. 
"My role model is Bruce 
Lee, because he was the 
best Kung-Fu artist and I 
want to be just like him 
stated Nick Wenner. 
Others looked up to 
famous people because 

they admired the type of 
person they were inside. 
Diana Ramsey said, "My 
role model is Dennis 
Rodman because he is 
not afraid to be differ¬ 

Regardless if 
their role models were 
famous or close to them, 
students saw their role 
models as special 
people. Everyone had 
some amount of admira¬ 
tion and love for some¬ 
one in their lives, 
whether they thought of 
them as a role model or 

Showing Erin Johnson his 
walkie-talkie, offiecer Lavely 
describes how to use it. Erin 
looks up to officer Lavely 
because he risks his like every 
day to help others. 

136 TTnclercla$$ 

Stephanie Wideman 
Brian Wiegand 
Terrence Wilburn 
Dana Wilder 
Benjamin Wilhoit 
Matthew Wilkins 
Andrew Will 
Joshua Will 
Abbigail Williams 
Alicia Williams 

Andrea Williams 
Angel Williams 
April Williams 
Christen Williams 
Christopher Williams 
Darnell Williams 
Jacinta Williams 
John Williams 
Kena Williams 
Robert Williams 

Safi Williams 
Shyree Williams 
Tamara Williams 
Thomas Williams 
Tiffany Williams 
Tifiane Williams 
Jennifer Williamson 
Catrina Wilmoth 
Edward Wilson Jr. 
Emile Wilson 

Evahn Wilson 
Jerome Wilson 
Kenneth Wilson 
Matthew Wilson 
Randy Wilson 
Shenia Wilson 
Teresa Wilson 
Emily Windsor 
Dennis Winn 
Corey Winn 

Kyle Winston 
Charles Wise 
Michael Wolfe 
Miranda Wong 
Albert Wood 
David Wood 
Yvonne Woodhull 
Tiffany Wotitz 
Alfonzo Wright 
Alonzo Wright 

Christopher Wright 
Joseph Wright 
Patrick Wright 
Ryan Wright 
Sarah Wyatt 
Shanelle Wynne 
Mary Yanez 
Geoff Yaroschak 
Mavis Yeboah 
Andrew Yoon 

Philip Yoon 
Jennifer Young 
Bryan Young 
Chrystal Young 
Darryl Young 
Jennifer Young 
Todd Youngs 
Amna Yousofi 
Ezat Youssif 
Mohamed Youssif 

Sultana Yousufzai 
Jennifer Zagar 
Michele Zander 
Christopher Zeiders 
Nicholas Zimbro 
Charles Zimmerman 
Stephanie Zimmerman 
Ruth Zirkle 
Ramon Zuniga 
Brenna Zwanzig 

TTnderc!a$$ 137 


Ms. Beale, Ms. Hoff, Ms. 
Chiles, Ms. Martin, Ms. Roach, 
Ms. Johnson, Ms. Virtue, Ms. 
Wise, Ms. Terriberry 

Ms. Jansen and 
Ms. Unterzuber 

130 faculty & $taff 

Ms. Mickelberry, Mr. Stephens, 
Ms. Cavalier, Mr. Zimmerman 


Mr. Scott, Mr. Cryan, Mr. 
Anderson, Ms. Hiett, Ms. 
Roche, Ms. Jones, Ms. Bryant, 
Ms. Bozo, Ms. Trahan 

VIr. Mulgrew Ms. Martin, Ms. Roach, and Ms. Johnson 

faculty 8t Staff 139 

Ms. Cammock, Ms. Loveland, 
Ms. Powers, Ms. Brohard, Ms. 
Jones, Ms. Henson, Mr. Corbin, 
Ms. Martin, Ms. O'Hara, Ms. 
Crim, Mr.Edwards, Mr. 
Kramer, Ms. Marshall, Ms. 

Weiler, Ms. Gordon, Ms. 
Davis, Ms. Koepping, Ms. 
Little, Ms. Melita, Ms. 


Ms. Poudy, Ms. Shaw, Ms. 
Skiffington, Ms. Heedick, Mr. 

Garland, Mr. Ferrara, Ms. 
Piccolo, Ms. Watts, Ms. Rosen, 
Ms. Cadman, Ms. Kablar, Ms. 
Watts, Ms. Martinex, Ms. 
Darter, Mr. Bailey 

Mfyi ^ All fyie flaw 

Ms. Cahill 

Sl/wtyg Oii tos Set eqce Qyfo 

Mr. Polly 

140 faculty & Staff 

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Mr. Darrough, Mr. Bunn, Mr. 
Sawyer, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Ferris, Mr. Clank, Ms. Bittner, 
Ms. Black, Mr. Larson, Mr. 
Castring (English Department), 
Ms. Danes, Ms. Cantwell, Ms. 
Schell-Smith, Mr. Aleo, Mr. 
O'Shea, Ms. Marx, Ms. Tull 


Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Clemmons, 
Mr. Polly, Mr. Ahern, Ms. 
McNoldy (Security), Mr. 
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Bassett, Ms. Slover, Mr. 
Sessions, Ms. Melton, Mr. 
Plumsky, Ms. Holt, Mr. 

Ms. Walsh, Ms. Knight, Ms. 
Howard, Mr. Lanman, Mr. 
Baker, Ms. Cahill, Mr. White, 
Ms. Whalen, Ms. Goble, Mr. 
Willis, Ms. Centola, Ms. 
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Mr. Thweatt, Mr. Royster, Ms. 
Barley, Mr. DuFur, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. Hogan, Ms. Chapman, Ms. 
McClure, Ms. Buschman 

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For the first time in four years, the academic schedule for this year's seniors, 
was the same. Gar-Field's experimentation with schedules finally subsided and a 
regular schedule was established. 

The new sense of stability created by a consistent schedule, contributed to 
the student's primary reason for attending Gar-Field, learning. "I like the fact that 
we got to spend more time in class on a daily basis but were still able to take the 
class all year long, " commented Adrian Watkins. 

Although most of the underclassmen were unfamiliar with the shifting 
schedule phenomenon, the regularity of any schedule was comforting to them. The 
extensiveness of the classes offered at Gar-Field could at times be overwhelming. 
Students had to quickly develop routines and study habits to ensure success. A 
student's class schedule may not have seemed too important early in high school, 
but it became vital as the college application process loomed. 

Classes at Gar-field ranged from Cosmotology to Sociology. A balanced 
schedule was important to a student's learning experience. It was also important 
for students to challenge themselves, but equally important to take classes that 
interested them. 

For new students, the vastness of Gar-Field was particularly hard to adjust 
to. Making friends and doing well in classes was hard enough, adjusting to the 
school's size and teachers habits was even harder. Regardless, establishing a place 
at Gar-Field was a challenge for new students. 

The opportunity for success at Gar-Field was boundless and students capi¬ 
talized on this. The academics aspect of life at the school constituted the most vital 
element of a student's life. 

Concentrating on their art project, 
Melissa Boese and Amanda Fossum mimic a 
previously drawn picture. Students were 
offered many electives; the most creative 
students tended to choose art. 

148 }4cademic$ Pivider 

Each year there 
were four basic classes 
that always appeared 
on students schedules, 
and our year was not 
unique. Students took 
classes in Math, Science, 
English, and Social 
Studies, along with elec¬ 
tives of their choice. 
Whether it was Physics 
or Biology, Calculus or 
Algebra I, the "big four" 
played a vital role in the 
lives of students. 

Math and sci¬ 
ence proved to be some 
of the hardest subjects 
for many students. For 
those of us whose left- 
brains do not work 

well, these subject could 
pose problems. "I have 
learned a lot of things in 
Calculus that I hope will 
help me in the future, 
especially in college," 
explained Leigh Anne 
Touchette. The knowl¬ 
edge that students 
gained in math and sci¬ 
ence courses was a key 
component to their fu¬ 

Students were 
also required to take 
English and Social Stud¬ 
ies in order to graduate. 
For most students, these 
courses were more than 
a requirement, but were 
a welcomed learning 

experience. In Enlish, 
students were able to 
study novels such as A 
Tale of Two Cities and Jane 
Tyre. "I really liked read¬ 
ing Jane Eyre and I am 
glad that I was given the 
opportunity to read it in 
AP English 12, "stated 
Mariah Fore. Students 
also filled their social 
studies requirement 
through a multitude of 
different courses. Some 
chose to take Advanced 
Placement classes like AP 
European Elistory or AP 

Although stu¬ 
dents had to stick with 
taking the four core 
classes, they often added 
a lot of variety to their 
schedules and their per¬ 
sonal knowledge. The 
wisdom that students 
gained in the "big four" 
will be carried on 
through their entire lives. 

Mr. Sessoms helps his student 
Mitschuca Cast el, in the 
construction of a solar system 
model. Cooperation and 
participation were key in 
understanding scientific principles. 

ISC Academics 

These students listen carefully 
and take notes in American 
Studies class. Taking notes was 
vital in passing the course. 

Latitia Watson. Lvan Yin. and 
Marcus Ravely work diligently on 
their assignments. Fnglish involved 
much reading, writing, and taking 

Stressing over a pop qua in math. 
Edward Vreeland punches in 
numbers to solve a complex 
problem. Many students relied on 
hi-tech graphing calculators to 
assist with complex equations. 

Liz Ramsey and Amanda Mouw 
work as partners on a lab in 
Physics. Labs were ways to make 
science classes more exciting, and 
at the same time, educational. 

Academics 151 

These two students play 
badminton in P.E. class. Even 
diverse sports such as archery 
and badminton were part of the 
P. F. curriculum. 

Mr. Kimble demonstrates for the 
class how to tape an ankei Sarah 
Clendaniel watches in awe as he 
shows the basic steps of ankle¬ 

Freshman and sophomore P. £ 
students combine in a volleyball 
tournament. On special days, 
students were able to choose 
which activity they wanted to 
take part in. 

During P. £. these students 
participate in a game of 
basketball. Competition could be 
intense during these games. 

152 Academics 

Many students 
enjoyed P.E. and 
thought of it as one of 
their favorite classes. It 
was their oppportunity 
to experience a variety 
of sports and explore 
their natural talents. 
The Physical Education 
curriculum ranged from 
soccer and basketball to 
badminton and golf, 
giving students plenty 
of chances to find a sport 
they enjoyed. "I think 
P.E. is fun because it 
gives me a chance to 
improve my skills,” said 
Sophomore Sandy 

relied on P.E. for their 
daily exersize and liked 
the opportunity to do 
something physical. 
With the busy schedules 
that many students had, 
they found P.E to be the 
perfect solution to the 
problem of not finding 
enough time to exersize. 
"P.E. is a good way for 
me to keep conditioned 
for my softball 
team, "sophomore 
Amanda Fossum said. 

Even though 
P.E. is only required for 
freshmen and sopho¬ 
mores, many upper 
classmen chose to con¬ 
tinue their interest in 

physical activity by tak¬ 
ing Advanced P.E. 
spends a lot of time in 
the weight room focus¬ 
ing on strength condi¬ 
tioning. "Mello wants 
us to be body builders. 
He takes us to the weight 
room every day,” re¬ 
marked Junior Gary 

One challeng¬ 
ing but fun course was 
Athletic Training. This 
course taught students 
how to deal with com¬ 
mon injuries and how to 
recognize the symp¬ 
toms. The curriculum 
included the memoriza¬ 
tion of all the bones, 
muscles and tendons in 
the human body. 

Students who 
took Athletic Training I 
continued their learning 
by taking Athletic Train¬ 
ing II. Athletic Training II 
went into depth and re¬ 
quired additional reports. 

Some students 

Kari Oerman looks down as a 
fellow student tapes her ankle. 
Kari was not injured. This was 
merely practice for her athletic 
training class. 

jLcadem.ic$ 153 

Although some 
required classes focused 
on academics, a few 
classes offered focused 
students on creativity. 
Two such classes were 
Speech and Drama and 

Under the direc¬ 
tion of Mrs. Ann Martin 
and Ms. Lisa O'Hara, stu¬ 
dents in Speech and 
Drama learned different 
acting techniques and 
discovered the difficulty 
of memorizing lines. 
While Speech and Drama 
I was more focused on 
learning the basic ele¬ 
ments of theatre perfor- 

concentrated on actual 
performance. The sec¬ 
ond-level class put on the 
"Night of Scenes" as the 
midterm exam. This re¬ 
quired students to enact a 
single scene from a fa¬ 
mous play in front of a 
large audience. 

The students in 
Theater Production were 
responsible for all of the 
backstage operations. 
Students learned the art 
of lighting, set building, 
and curtain operation. 
The stage crew was a big 
part of the production, 
and helped to make it so 
successful. Students, fac- 

mance and stage direc- ulty, and parents turned 
tion, Speech and Drama II out in droves to watch 


"the 'Night of Scenes'" 
and everyone agreed 
that it was a good pro¬ 
duction. "My favorite 
scene was 'The Role of 
Della', it was ironic, and 
very funny," com¬ 
mented Todd Youngs. 
"All of the scenes were 
very good. I could tell 
that a lot of work was put 
into their production," 
noted Pam Nabholz. 

Another form of 
self expression available 
to students was found in 
art classes. Students 
learned to express them¬ 
selves in a variety of dif¬ 
ferent methods such as 
drawing, painting, and 
sculpture. Lauren Miller 
explained, "Art is differ¬ 
ent because it allows stu¬ 
dents to be creative and 
express themselves 
through their works." 

Sketching pictures. Curtis Collins 
and Brad Hobdy put on the final 
touches. Art was a fun elective 
which students enjoyed. 

154 Academics 

Members of Speech and Drama, 
Mariah Fore and Melanie Dionne, 
practice for the school play. 

Many students involved in drama 
spent endless hours rehearsing on 

After sketching in preparation for 
her new work. Katie Galloway 
begins to paint. Advanced Arts 
classes were offered to students 
with extreme talent. 

Troy Alston carefully sketches a 
picture of Richard Gere. Art was 
a fun and exciting way for 
students to express their 

Mrs. Martin takes time during the 
school day to show her students 
the complexities of stage 
production. Speech and Drama 
students studied all aspects of 
the theater. 

Academics 155 

/ta Henry Hallie reads his 
Entrepreneurship book he learns 
many skills needed in the marketing 
field. Students excelled in 
marketing classes to prepare 
themselves for a career in 

Always eager to participate in 
class, a student raises her hand 
to get the teacher's attention. 
With the advancement of 
technology, knowledge of 
computers has become the key to 
students' futures. 

Working diligently. Pam Munoz and 
Danielle McDonald take notes in 
marketing. Mote taking was an 
important part of the learning 

Trying to keep his eyes off the 
keyboard, Bill Moot types as 
quickly and accurately as he can. 
Timed writings were a main part 
of the students' grades. 

11*6 Academics 

America and Entrepre¬ 
neurship were in the 
sights of some Gar-Field 
students who took Busi¬ 
ness and Marketing 
classes. From Keyboard¬ 
ing to Fashion Merchan¬ 
dising, students were of¬ 
fered a wide variety of 
classes in the business 
field to help cover many 
of the aspects of this wide 
industry. “I'm interested 
in business, and I'm glad 
our school offers so many 
different classes so I can 
try out different kinds of 
buisness. I took Key¬ 
boarding as a freshman. 
Accounting as a junior, 
and now Accounting II in 

my senior year," stated 
Vidya Kori. 

Many students 
found the Keyboarding 
course especially helpful 
in increasing one's typing 
speed for papers and re¬ 
ports that were required 
for other classes. “I'm 
glad I took Keyboarding 
because now I can type 
twice as fast as before and 
my work gets done 
quicker. The skills I 
learned really come in 
handy," commented 
Astria Newman. On the 
more creative side of 
business and marketing. 
Fashion Merchandising 
classes created ideas for 
designing and marketing 

latest fashions. Trips to 
the Potomac Mills Mall 

were involved in pre¬ 
paring for fashion shows 
that the classes were re¬ 
quired to coordinate. 
“The fashion show we 
put on was great. It was a 
lot of fun putting all of 
our ideas together and 
coming up with a great 
final project," stated 
Sinett Kem. 

Business and 
Marketing classes 
opened up a new world 
for Gar-Field students. 
They had the opportu¬ 
nity to experiment with 
ideas for their future 
studies and careers in the 
business world. 

Looking at the computer screen, 
Cindy Anelli hopes to remember 
the location of the next key. 
Typing skills were important in 
most marketing classes. 

j4cademic$ 157 

From flutes and 
tubas to violins and 
basses, the band and or¬ 
chestra were composed 
of a wide array of instru¬ 
ments that made beauti¬ 
ful music when all were 
played together. 

The Varsity, 
Concert, and Symphonic 
Bands, directed by Ms. 
McKenzie and Mr. 
LaCava, worked hard 
both inside and outside of 
school to make sure their 
upcoming performances 
were flawless. Aside 
from in-class and after¬ 
school rehearsals, many 
students chose to take pri¬ 
vate lessons to better their 
sound and technique. 

"I can definately hear the 
differance in the way I 
play now and the way I 
played before I began tak¬ 
ing lessons. My whole 
sound is more clean and 
sounds more profes¬ 
sional," stated Erica 

Preparation and 
practice was essential 
throughout the year. The 
Band had performances 
from fall to spring. Stu¬ 
dents auditioned for All- 
County and District 
Bands, and prepared 
pieces for the Solo and 
Ensemble Festivals. Con¬ 
certs were held in the 
winter and in the spring. 
The Band Festival was 

held in March. 

The Orchestra 
was also busy during the 
year preparing for their 
various performances. 
They had seasonal con¬ 
certs as well as the District 
Festival in the spring. 
Three levels of classes 
made up Gar-Fields Or¬ 
chestra: Freshman, con¬ 
cert, and chamber Or¬ 
chestras. The Orchestra 
director, Mr. Trowbrige, 
did his best to make sure 
the classes were ready to 
do their best at the up¬ 
coming performances 
and competitions. "Mr. 
Trowbridge really keeps 
us on our toes. We prac¬ 
ticed hard all year ,but 
coming in first at the Dis¬ 
trict Festival made it all 
worthwhile," stated 
Candice Sample. The 
classes learned that prac¬ 
tice makes perfect. 

Playing the viola, Natalie Wagner 
concentrates on a new song. The 
viola createdrvajesticalnotes. 

Sharing a music stand Lolita 
Tamer and Brian Ford practice 
the violin. Practicing in school 
gave students the opportunity to 
plan as an entity. 

Bending low, Stefame 
Puffenbarger beats her drum, 
Marching band was an exiting 
experience for many students. 

Purring orchestra class, senior 
Katie Lawson practices for the 
upcoming concert. Katie spent 
much of her free time practicing 
to perfect her cello skills. 

Andrew Broadus stays after 
school to practice the xylophone. 
Many band students dedicated 
hours outside of school to 
practice their instruments. 

Academics 159 

In their choir class. Jennifer Florv 
and Robyn Herman prepare to 
sing by looking over their music. 
Students spent a lot of time 
studying their music in prepara¬ 
tion for their concerts. 

Students listen intently while the 
teacher gives instuctions for this 
day’s class. Listening was a key 
element in forming the communica¬ 
tion skills necessary for a 
successful choir. 


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Dominants students show that 
they can dance as well as sing. 
Being able to perform well was a 
vital part of their concerts. 

Doanid Rushing takes over the 
microphone and shows off his 
vocal skills. Being in Dominants 
gave each student their own 
chance to shine. 

160 Academics 

Students were 
able to express them¬ 
selves through singing 
in choir. Whether you 
were a soprano, alto, 
tenor, or bass, choir gave 
students an opportunity 
to show off their voices 
and perform in concerts. 
"I like performing in 
concerts because it gives 
the choir a chance to 
show off how all of our 
practicing to our families 
and friends," explained 
Amber Earp. 

The choirs per¬ 
formed in the Christmas 
Concert and the Spring 
Concert. They also per¬ 

formed in the choir 
festval in which they 
competed with choirs 
from other area schools. 

The choirs were 
directed by Mrs. Debbie 
Moyers and Mr. Ron 
Weiler. Although they 
had a lot of students to 
direct they found a way 
to make sure that each 
student was given the 
opportunity to show off 
their voice. 

There were 
many levels of choir de¬ 
pending on the students' 
experience and level of 
talent. The many choirs 
ranged from Vasity to 

to Dominants; with Ad¬ 
vanced Varsity, Bass, 
Concert, and Treble in 
the middle. 

The most experi¬ 
enced singers could be 
found in Dominants. In 
addition to singing, the 
show choir contained 
dance routines. Domi¬ 
nants traveled to schools 
around Prince Willian 
County performing. "It's 
so much fun being a part 
of Dominants. I remem¬ 
ber how I always 
watched them and 
looked up to them. Now 
kids are looking up to 
me," expressed Dorm¬ 
ant Robyn Herman. 

The students in 
oir spent many hours 
reparing for the con¬ 
certs and making memo¬ 
ries of their days in choir. 
When the concerts finally 
came the students were 
well prepared to express 

Manah Fore and Linda Dixon blend 
their voices together to produce 
a melodious sound. The 
combination of different voices 
was important in forming the 
finished product of the group. 

jicacemic$ 161 

Home econom¬ 
ics classes taught many 
students valuable les¬ 
sons for life. Students 
learned the essentials of 
how to manage and bal¬ 
ance the everyday chores 
of the household tasks. 
They learned not only the 
fundementals of cooking 
and cleaning but how to 
care for children and 
esablish family relation¬ 

Work and Fam¬ 
ily Studies classes fo¬ 
cused on teaching stu¬ 
dents how to build 
strong family structures. 
The students were in¬ 
volved in project that en¬ 
abled them to realize 

what was involved in 
raising babies up through 
teenage years. Learning 
how to solve conflicts 
through class participa¬ 
tion in different situa¬ 
tions was also a large as¬ 
pect of the Work and 
Family Studies curricu¬ 

Health Occupa¬ 
tions was an introductory 
course to all aspects that 
one would be involved 
within the medical field. 
This was an excellent 
course for students who 
had an interest in the 
medical field but had not 
yet selected the career 
they wished to follow. 
The students obtained a 

basic knowledge of each 
of the general occupa¬ 
tions. The class had 
many guest speakers 
such as Dr. Ivy, the 
school psychologist and 
Ms. Schell-Smith, the 
school Substance Abuse 
Counselor discuss their 
career fields for those 
who were interested. 

The curriculum 
of Health Occupations 
focused on the systems, 
muscles, bones, and or¬ 
gans of the human body. 
Medical terminology 
and their abbreviations 
were also important. 
Students were provided 
with information to bet¬ 
ter their diets and nutri¬ 
tion. One of the fun ac¬ 
tivities that the students 
participated in was 
learning how to take vi¬ 
tal signs such as blood 
pressure, temperature, 
and pulse. 


Contemplating what to cook. 
Laura Stockmen twirlmgs hair. 
This home education class 
teaches culinary skills. 

162 jic<idemic$ 

Posing for a snapshot Crystal 
Irvin caddies two of the day care 
kids. The day care center at Gar- 
Field helped teenage mothers 
carry out their highschool 

Listening carefully, the nursing 
staff prepares for their day 
ahead. This class got students 
ready for the nursing field. 

Carefully checking Tara Pash s 
blood pressure and pulse. Carmen 
Scott applies her nursing abilities. 
Some of Gar-Field's classes used 
hands on experience to educate. 

Teaching her students the basics 
on child rearing Mrs. O'Conner 
reads a children s novel. Many 
students took this class in 
preparation for motherhood. 

Academics 163 

Students in Construction class 
search through a pile of bricks. 
Scraps were sometimes recycled 
to create new projects. 

Justin Simmons diligently works on 
a new project in Graphics 
Communications class. This class 
provided an opportunity to learn 
about photography, 
screenprinting, and computer 

Philip Asante cuts the outline of 
an air powered car in his Building 
Trades Class. As Dwayne 
Thompson waits in line to use the 
electric saw, he makes prepara¬ 
tions for the construction of his 
air-powered car. 

In Construction class. Gary 
Bussard drills holes in his air- 
powered car. Many students 
enjoyed taking an elective that 
provided hands-on experience. 

164 Academics 

,.. . ■— 

education courses taught 
more than just circuitry 
and auto mechanics. 
These classes also helped 
develop leadership 
skills, social skills, and 
built technical aware¬ 
ness. Jesse Mills stated, 
"It's a good class. We 
spend a lot of time in the 

The technology 
classes gave students a 
firm start in various ca¬ 
reer fields. These fields 
could lead to jobs in 
automechanics, con¬ 
struction, printing, cos¬ 
metology, and electron¬ 
ics. Many students 
planned to venture into 

these fields for careers, 
while others just enjoy 
the satisfaction of the fin¬ 
ished product. 

Mr. Brown's 
Auto mechanics class 
learned all of the tools 
necessary to work on cars 
and the proper way to 
use them. The projects 
ranged from major tasks 
like engine repair and 
body work to minor tasks 
like tire changes. 
Aundria Limerick com¬ 
mented, "Auto-mechan¬ 
ics is a very informative 
class—it teaches you ev¬ 
erything you need to 
know about cars." 

Mr. W i c z a 1 - 
kowski's Electronics II 

class was a hands-on- 
course. His students 
built radios and multi¬ 
meters, and even had the 
opportunity to take apart 
the math lab computers. 
Sam Morgan said, "You 
can relate it with the way 
the world is advancing— 
the computers and tech¬ 

Let's face it-- 
technology is the wave of 
the future. Technology 
education helped struc¬ 
ture a better future for 
students by training 
them with the skills nec¬ 
essary to succeed. These 
technologically advanc¬ 
ed students will take us 
into the 21st centurv. 

Michael Lane tries to diagnose 
the car's malfunction. 
Automechanics class was a good 
way for students to learn more 
about their own cars. 

j4cacemic$ 165 

is challenging, it's a lot 
more than just doing 
hair," stated Nicole 
Hayes. Students 
learned how to curl, 
wash, and style hair, as 
well as perform mani¬ 
cures. Many of the 
students aspired to 
work in salons or 
become hair designers. 

Cosmetology is 
a three credit course. 
Cosmetology I was held 
during fifth, sixth, and 
seventh periods and 
cosmetology II was 
held during first, 
second, and third 
periods. On Mondays 
the classes normally 

taught a lesson and did 
workbook exercises. 
They reviewed and 
worked with manaquins 
on Tuesday and 
Wednesday, and were 
tested on Thursday. 
Somedays, students or 
faculty members came 
in to get their hair styled 
or cut. Because there 
were paying customers, 
the students worked 
hard to do a good job. 
The proceeds from these 
sessions went to pur¬ 
chase new supplies for 
the class. 

The cosmetol¬ 
ogy teacher, Ms. Switzeh 
believed in her students. 
"There's so much 

potential in my 
classes, with 
development they will 

do great things." 

The class had 
fun while they worked. 
"You learn in here, but 
you have fun as well. 

It's almost like a soap 
opera: something is 
always going on," 
remarked Nicole Moore. 

Creativity was 
one of the key aspects to 
a good cosmetology 
student. The skills they 
learned in this class will 
be very important to 
their future careers. The 
more creative they were, 
the more successful they 
will become. 

Puffing on fhe final final fouches. 
Ebony Cooper carefully 
hairsprays curls. Many sfudenfs 
fook fhis class fo beffer fheir 
skills for fhe fufure. 

Working hard to perfect her 
hairstyle. Michelle Majelte gets the 
carls just right. She concentrated 
hard, and tried to imagine 
working on a real cus tomer. 

Contemplating how to style the 
mannequin s hair. Felicia Oliver and 
Juan Johnson attempt to create 
the perfect style. The class was 
challenging but for the dedicated 
students they had a good time. 

Concentrating on their finger 
waves, Channel Raney and Kelisha 
Turner practice to achieve 
perfection. Ratience, dedication 
and lots of practice were needed 
skills to excel in the class. 

Terming the Mannequin's hair. 
Becky Williams perfects a newly 
acquired skill. Cosmetology 
offered students practical 
beautician techniques.$ 167 

Typing a program. Curtis Collins 
practices his computer 
techniques. Technology played an 
important role in teenagers ’ 

Steve Theriault runs his program 
for,Mrs. Whalen. Getting an A on 
a program required a working 
program, answering questions 
about how it worked, and 
turning in a printout of the 
program code. 

Experimenting with the new 
software at Gar-Field. Pat Ferris 
types away. These skills will 
continue to help him throughout 
his life. 

Students from Mrs. Whalen's 
seventh period class hurry to 
finish their programs before the 
end of class. Finishing a program 
on time sometimes required 
working after school, but stu¬ 
dents hoped to avoid that. 

163 ficadem.ic$ 

The math lab is 
not an ordinary class¬ 
room, and this fact re¬ 
flects the nature of the 
course. The computer 
classes, taught by Mr. 
Willis and Mrs. Whalen, 
teach students to write 
computer programs that 
solve every-day prob¬ 
lems. Before I took this 
class I didn't know much 
about computers, and 
now I'm designing pro¬ 
grams," commented PB 

In Computer 
Math students learn to pro¬ 
gram BASIC code. By the 
end of the course, all of the 
students had created, de¬ 
signed, and written a com¬ 

pletely original program. 
"Computer Math is a 
good course to take to 
learn the basics of com¬ 
puters," noted Natalie 

Computer Sci¬ 
ence teaches students to 
program in C++ code. 
This class focuses on the 
same aspects as Com¬ 
puter Math, but the lan¬ 
guage is more up-to-date. 
Students in this class are 
also involved in helping 
with Gar-Field's Web 

The Digital In¬ 
dian web page has 
quickly become a leading 
source of information for 
students, parents, and 

faculty. The web page is 
developed completely by 
G-F students, and has re¬ 
ceived numerous awards 
for creativity. "I used the 
web page over the sum¬ 
mer to find out about 
crew practices and try¬ 
outs," added Valerie 

classes are a great way to 
recieve college credit 
while learning about 
computers and having 
fun. Although students 
often had trouble under¬ 
standing the computers, 
the classes were benefi¬ 

Natalie Anzzolin sends an e-mail to 
her friend in another class. 
Students learned procedures for 
sending mail, printing, and logging 
into the computer network. 

Academics 169 

As students 
walked through Gar- 
Field's Foreign Language 
pod, they could hear a 
number of different lan¬ 
guages being spoken. 
Students were offered a 
variety of choices of lan¬ 
guages to learn in addi¬ 
tion to English. Gar-Field 
offered Spanish, French, 
German and Latin. In 
addition to teaching for¬ 
eign languages to those 
students who spoke En¬ 
glish, other students who 
spoke foreign languages 
could learn English in 
English as a Second Lan¬ 
guage classes. 

The foreign lan¬ 
guage classes at Gar- 
Field no only focused on 
the language being 
taught, but also the cul¬ 
ture of those people that 
speak the language, 
more specifically, Span¬ 
ish classes provided stu¬ 
dents with a taste of cus- 
toms from Central 
America, South America 
and Spain. "The Spanish 
language is incredibly 
interesting, and learning 
about the Fiispanic cul¬ 
ture really adds a lot to 
the class. I think that's 
what makes the class fun 
and makes the language 

more enjoyable to learn," 
commented Katie Kersh. 
French and German 
classes also provided 
students with similar 
studies of the cultures of 
the respective countries. 

Those students 
who took Latin found it 
interesting to discover 
that many English words 
are derived from Latin. 
"Our Latin class doesn't 
ever really get boring be¬ 
cause some of the things 
we learn are things we're 
already familiar with, 
and that keeps us inter¬ 
ested," said Teresa Pe¬ 

The foreign lan¬ 
guage and ESL classes 
succeeded in broadening 
students' knowledge 
and appreciation of 
other languages and cul¬ 
tures. It encouaged di¬ 
versity and helped cul¬ 
ture our students. 

Reading Hispanic magazines, 
foreign language students are 
increasing their knowledge by 
learning more about art and 
sports. The magazines were 
written in Spanish which 
improved their reading skills. 

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Ms. Rosen, a Spanish teacher, 
focuses on making sure her 
students are understanding 
formal and informal commands. 
Commands were a large aspect 
of the curiculum for ail levels of 

Cynthia Bennett studies the map 
of Spam. Many teachers required 
the meorization of major cities 
and resources to further their 
knowledge of the Hispanic 

Larissa Hill volunteers to write 
her answers on the board for 
participation points. Speaking 
and being an active participant in 
class mad up fifteen percent of 
the students overall grade. 

Jason Miles proudly points out 
the major cities of Spain to his 
class. Many students enjoyed the 
opportunity to show off their 
knowledge to their peers and be 
the teacher for a day. 

Academics 171 

Concentrating while working on 
an article. Kristin Wilson corrects 
her rvis takes. Many s todents 
revised their articles to achieve 
the best final draft. 

DesdicatedEchoes staffers Sarah 
Tomlin and Christopher Malevanko 
transfer copy onto the computer. 
Typing layouts was the last step 
in the publication process. 

Helping each other out. Holly 
Ringold and Darcy Prister work 
on writting an article. Teamwork 
was essential in order to produce 
good stories for "the hyphen." 

Yearbook photographers 
Lindsey Sharp and Kelly Smith work 
together to shoot a great 
picture. Cooperation was the 
key in making deadlines. 

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Gar-Field's yearbook, is 
published yearly by stu¬ 
dents taking Photo jour¬ 
nalism. Students are in¬ 
volved in every aspect of 
publishing from layout, 
to copy writing, from pic¬ 
ture taking, to entering 
everything on the com¬ 
puter. Students quickly 
learned that putting to¬ 
gether a yearbook is not 
an easy task. It often re¬ 
quired students to stay 
after school or come in on 
days off. All the hard 
work paid off and the stu¬ 
dents were very pleased 
with the final product. 
"I'm glad I took this class 
because I learned that 
putting a yearbook to¬ 
gether is really hard 
work," stated Martha 

The two publica¬ 
tions were a huge success 
in 1998 and both became 
popular with students 
and faculty alike. 

Gar-Field's jour¬ 
nalism department is one 
of the strongest in the 
county. Between the hy¬ 
phen and the Indian Ech¬ 
oes, events which occur at 
Gar-Field are preserved 
for all time. Both publica¬ 
tions are written and 
published by students. 

The hyphen, Gar- 
Field's school newspa¬ 
per, is published four 
times a year, and each is¬ 
sue contains news that 
affects every student. Ar¬ 
ticles range from restau¬ 
rant and movie reviews, 
to advice columns and 
the occasional editorial. 
The hyphen is published 
through the efforts of 

Journalism I, II and III 
classes. Students quickly 
learn the art of writing for 
a newspaper and how it 
differs from regular writ¬ 
ing. "It's difficult be¬ 
cause you have to write 
unbiased columns, you 
can't use your own judge- 
ment," stated Sally 
Amouhaslem. While the 
hyphen is good, staff 
members all agree that 
there is room for im¬ 
provement. "The Hyphen 
needs a lot of work. We 
need to put more stuff in 
to appeal to the stu¬ 
dents," commented 
Sports Editor Geoff 

The Indian Echoes, 

Yearbook editor Erin Nicholson 
and staff member Michelle Dorer 
confer with yearbook adviser Ms. 

Yearbook editor Erin Nicholson 
and staff member Michelle Dorer 
confers with yearbook adviser 
Ms. Marshall. 

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"Life is a game—play it. Life is a challenge—meet it. Life is a dream—realize 
it..." noted Sai Baba. Whether it was a crew regata or a basketball game, a sense of 
pride ran through the athletics program this year. Gar-Field athletes played the 
games, met the challenges, and realized their dreams. Though these tasks were not 
always easy, Gar-Field athletes put forth their upmost effort in order to achieve. 

With such diverse opportunites for student involvement in sports, there was 
a place for everyone. No matter what students selected, the training was sure to be 
grueling. From running up and down stairs and through the halls to weight lifting, 
G-F athletes worked, sweated, and met goals. 

High school sports gave students a chance to try new things and investigate 
their interests. With an array of opportunities that spanned form lacrosse to gym¬ 
nastics, there were many outlets. Also, because athletes spent so much time to¬ 
gether, many of them grew close. A sense of acomplishment was gained whether 
the team had a winning or losing season simply because one was a member of the 
group. Belonging to a group or team was a wonderful way for teens to gain self¬ 

Another benefit for students playing high school sports is that of scholarship 
opportunities. Recruiters were a common sight at games, and numerous students 
were recipients of athletic scholarships. For some students this idea was their sole 
motivation for participation, but for others, the thought barely crossed their mind. 
These were frequently the thoughts of those who did not plan to engage in orga¬ 
nized sports beyond the high school level. 

Aside from motivation and benefits, the Gar-Field sports program was a 
major element of many students' and teachers' lives—it was a major element of the 
daily vital signs that left a lasting impression. 

The football team shows their enthusiasm 
at the fall pep rally. This was a great way 
to get the Gar-Field fans fired up before 
a Friday night football game. 

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JVSoftball: (front) Nicki 
Callmger. Deidre Tracy, Caitlin 
Tracy, Kim Elosser, Amanda 
Mosser (Back) Coach Peake, 
Christine Norbett. Leslie Allen. 
Heather Morphy. Tee Walker, 
Jessica Rohre. Lawanda Tidwell, 
Coach Ross 

JV Baseball: (back) Coach 
Maziekus, Joe Mommert, Jim 
Heminez. Mark Howes. Brad 
Pie trad kas. Coach Qaast 
(Middle) Paul Horsey. Gary 
Hartlidge, JaanLaBoy, Chris 
Zeiders. Matt Land (Front) Rick 
Pfiefer, Joe McLaughlin, Tyson 
McCall, Steven Scott 

The 1997 JV Baseball and Softball season proved to be an opportunity 
to gain experience. "The JV team is a building block before moving up to the 
varsity level," explained P.B. Horsey. Both practices were filled with drills that 
worked on hitting, throwing, and fielding. 

"We always had a good time at baseball practice, but we should have 
dedicated ourselves more and not goofed around as much," admitted Brad 

Both teams applied the skills they learned in practice at games. "We 
had a fairly successful season, but we could have shown more consistency," 
said Coach Maziekus. Strenuous running and skills work got the team 
prepared for the games. 

New coaches were brought to the JV softball team this year. Coach 
Peake and Coach Ross helped the girls to improve throughout the season. The 
JV softbsll team may have shown room for improvement, but each player had 
their own set of goals they reached to achieve a team victory. 

Kim Elosser stated, "We could have worked better together as a team, 
we had our ups and downs. My goal for the season was to succeed at pitching, 
have more team spirit, and bring the team closer together. 

Overall both teams learned to improve their skills. "The most impor¬ 
tant thing I learned was that teamwork and cooperation are the key to winning. 

There was a great deal to be learned from the JV softball and baseball 
teams' experiences, each skill and accomplishment was certain to aid the 
athletes on their way to the next level of competition. 

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“Defense, "yelled out the Gar-Field 
JV softball team, as the team 
prepares to take the field. The 
team worked together 
successfully, had a good time, and 
achieved certain goals. 

Twinging for the fence. Joe 
Mummert hopes to bring his team 
victory with a base hit. The 
batter's stance was important in 
keeping his balance and control. 

Watching their teammates at bat. 
the JV baseball team sits in the 
dugout. Cheering and support 
from teammates often made an 
optimistic batter. 

Catcher. Jessica Hohre. throws 
the ball back to the pitcher, As 
catcher she used her experience 
to help make the important plays 
and decisions. 

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P offing fheir hands op far a 
cheer, fhe Varsify baseball fearv 
shows fheir spirif and feam omfy. 
The feam cheered fheir way fo 
fhe sfafe qoarferfinals. 

Holding back becaose of a bad 
pifch Mike Sollivan concenfrafes 
on his af bat Baffing was a 
hoge sfress poinf in fhe game of 




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The 1996 Season ended one game short of the state baseball finals. The Indians were determined not to 
let that happen again. 

The Gar-Field Baseball Team came into the 1997 Spring Season with high expectations, and a new 
outlook. Coach Wright took the position as head coach after Mr. Labozetta stepped down. A new coach meant 
new game strategy. "I felt comfortable with Labo. With Mr. Wright, I still have to make sure that what I do is 
alright. But he's made us all feel very comfortable,"stated Assistant Coach Barrett. 

The team opened the season in the Eddie Hope Tournament, by beating Maryland powerhouse 
Riverdale Baptist. "Beating Riverdale really gave us a tremendous confidence boost," said Matt Klancer. The 
team continued its outstanding play by ending the regular season 18-1 as the Cardinal District Champion. "The 
team really came together as the year went by,"said Paul Fossum. " I believe this years season was a good one 
because everyone worked hard to get where we did,"added Damon Smuzynski. 

The team had a smooth ride through the entire regular season, until it ran into and lost to crosstown 
rival Potomac. This, however, did not lower the teams spirits . The following game the Indians defeated the 
Hylton Bulldogs to win the regular season Cardinal District Championship. A bye in the first round of the 
District tournament gave the team the extra rest to put a sting on the Yellow Jackets of Osbourn Park in the 
second round. The Indians faced the powerful Osbourn team for the Cardial District Championship, but the 
Indians were able to pluck the feathers from the Eagles. The Indians eased their way through regionals by 
defeating North Stafford and Chancellor only to face Franklin County. Although the Indians lost, they still 
earned a spot in the state tounament. In the first round of the state playoffs; the Indians faced the tough South 
Lakes Team. One bad pitch left the Indians down 3-2, and a 7th inning rally could not even save the Indians. " 
wish we could have gone farther but I'm satisfied with the teams performance throughout the season,"said Johi 

By mid-May, the team was ranked nationally. That, however, didn't stand in the way of the Indians, a< 
they continued to climb to the top. "It doesn't matter where we are now. It's the rankings in June that count," 
commented head Coach Wright with a large amount of talent on this team this year, the team was tough to beat 

Triggering for the pitch, Travis 
Pfitzner gets all his concentra¬ 
tion on the pitcher's release 
point. Focus was the key to 
hitting and fielding. 

Leaving the mound after a team 
meeting. Matt Klancer encour¬ 
ages Mike Sullivan to keep his 
head in the game and continue 
his outstanding pitching. 
Catchers and pitchers 
maintained a close bond 
throughout the season. 

Varsity Baseball (top) 

Mgr. James Besser. Damon 
Smyiynski. Mike Sullivan, Jeff Baker, 
Billy Gorman. Paul Fossum, dick 
Lichtenfels. Scott Clendaniel, 
Travis Pfitzner, Mgr. John Wilson 
(middle) Dennis Baxter, Brett 
Pokusa, Alan Olearcheck, John 
Ledbetter, Adrian Watkins. John 
Galgano, John Lemay; (bottom) 
Nathan Vanhook. Danny August. 

Matt Klancer. 


Fielding a ball at second base, 
Becca Devaney positions herself 
to stop the ball and throw a 
runner out. Positioning was 
always important in softball 
players must keep the ball in 
front of the person fielding it. 

Catching for the pitcher, Payton 
Nash crouchs down to give her 
teammate a target. A catcher 
had to possess strong legs in 
order to stay in a crouch 
position for seven innings. 


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I T 


'Though our scoreboard did not always prove victorious, I felt that the season was a suc¬ 
cess. We worked our hardest," commented Meghan Oldis, a 1997 graduate. 

True victory was found in dedication and practice for the 1997 Lady Indians Softball Team. 

"After many grueling practices and games our goal was to win the district title," said 
Amanda Walters. "We had a very young team this year, but we did not lower our standards. The 
team had a lot of potential." 

The three seniors, Meghan Oldis, Julie Alter, and Becca DeVaney were experienced and 
served as definite leaders. Underclassmen were willing to learn and gained much wisdom from th 
older players. 

"I think team support was vital to the team's success," said Stacey Johnson. "We all helped 
each other out, and picked each other up when we were down." 

Coach Jennifer Jones demanded hard work in practice from all of the players. Anna Bravo 
said, "Ms. Jones constantly reminded us that you play how you practice. The meaning stuck after c 

Through many hard times, the returning Lady Indians are excited about their upcoming 
season. They all have high expectations and new goals to achieve. 

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Waiting for a ball to be hit. 
Amanda Walter gets into her 
ready position. In softball it was 
crucial to always be ready for a 
ball to come anywhere. 

Clapping for their teammates, the 
varsity softball team cheers with 
immense spirit. Every team at G-F 
possessed intense amounts of 
team unity and spirit. 

Varsity Softball (Back} 
Mr. MacDonald. Julie Alter 
Katie Frike. Amanda Walter 
Vanessa Massie. Courtney 
dohilly, Mrs. Jones (Middle): 
Stacey Siefke, Stacey 
Johnson, Alikki Hammond. 
Shea O’Connell, Mary 
Petrovitch, (Front} Payton 
Mash, Anna Bravo 

Sports 161 

JV Boys Soccer: (Back) Coach 
Zimmerman. Rodrigo (Jlloa, Adam 
Bomar, Eric Seamsf er, T om Wanat, 
Tim Dertzbaugh, Tim Brown, Mike 
Lupton, Caesar Quezada, Coach 
Aleo (Middle) Jon Lueben, Mamalou 
Sherman, Chris Dubois, Brian Barton, 
Miguel Qarrado, Julio (Jmana 
(Front) Chris Freeman, Carl G-iufling 

JV Girls Soccer: (Front) Coach 
Kerns, Sherrie Lawson, Vicki Dunn, 
Katie Fajfar, Theresa Peters, 
Ricole Couza (Back) Jennifer 
Kearney. Sarah Pulliam, Katie 
Johnson, Kim Mcllveen, Sarah 
Wyatt, Jenna Blandford 

A Goal 



The girls and boys Junior Varsity soccer teams demonstrated their 
ability to work together as a team and achieve their goals. 

Eleven girls came together to make their 1997 season with a smashing 
success. With the experience of captains Teresa Peters, Robyn Herman, and 
Sherry Lawson, the team was able to pull off an impressive record of 7-3. 

"I feel that we overcame certain obstacles and were able to finish the season 
with a bang," commented co-captain Teresa Peters. 

Everyday after school, strenuous practices were filled with scrim¬ 
mages and drills to keep skills up to a good level. The dedicated girls pushed 
themselves to their limits and achieved their maximum potential. Many of the 
girls felt that they had accomplished a great deal during their season. They 
stated that this was their year of team rebuilding. "We were a really young 
team, but we really came together and won games through teamwork," said 
Christa Clapper. 

The Gar-Field J.V. boys soccer team had many goals and high expec¬ 
tations for the season. They had a team which consisted of strong returning 
sophomores and very experienced freshmen. The team finished the season 
with five wins, five losses, and one tie. The JV team allowed the players to build 
and refine skills needed for the varsity team. Despite the loss of several key 
players to the varsity team, the JV team managed to stay focused and remained 


Taking a break to get refreshed. 
Tim Brown and Julio Omaha open 
the water cooler to get a drink. 
Many players depend on 
nourishment to keep their energy 
going for the rest of the game. 

Catchting up to the ball, Nicole 
Couza prepares to take the ball 
across the field and score a goal. 
Strength and endurance were a 
huge part of soccer, possessing 
these goals gave Gar-Field 
soccer player s an edge over all 
the other teams. 

Going over game strategies. 
Coach Aleo reviews how to 
handle the ball. The team usually 
talked about their goals of the 
game before they go onto the 

Rooting for their favorite player, 
Henri Harps. Danielle Johnson. 
Robbie Bouchard, and Kerry 
Johnson keep the team’s spirits 
high. Many players depended on 
the crowd to help them win the 

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On a breakaway. Terrell 
Matthews dribbles the ball 
down the field. Breakaways 
could suddenly change the 
course of the game. 

Marking his man. Brian Leatham 
concentrates on getting control 
of the ball. Defense played a 
crucial role in every game and 
sometimes decided the outcome. 

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T -U { 

This season the boys varstiy soccer team was well up to speed with the other teams of the Cardinal 
District. With rivals like Woodbridge and Hylton, the Cardinal District was one of the toughest districts tc 
compete in. Although their record of 6-10-1 was not flawless, they had a great time and progressed 
throughout the year. 

"It is hard not to have fun when everyone gets along so well. We were close, so we pushed one 
another to improve," explained Carlos Garray-Ortega. 

The unusual number of injuries possibly contributed to the team's less than perfect record. As 
junior Josh Powell commented, "If all of the team's injuries had not stopped us, we would have gotten a 
much better start." These injuries prevented inabling the team to become compatible with one anothers 
style and ability, and a consistent starting line up. 

"You never knew who was going to start; if it was the same people playing everytime, there is no 
doubt we would have done much better," added Chris Einsmann. 

The team's success on the field was due to their time spent together off the field. After each victory 
members of the team joined one another for celebration dinners at their favorite restaurants. 

"Those dinners created a lot of inside jokes, were a good way to relax, and brought us closer 
together," stated Marc Crowder. 

As this season came to an end, many returning players anxiously anticipated next year's season. 
With many of the starters being sophomores and juniors, the outlook was promising. The team hopes to 
pick up right where they left off, and aim higher than last year. Most importantly they want to enjoy 
playing soccer and being together as a team. 

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Heading for the comer flags. 
Mick Powers looks to center the 
ball to an open wan Cowwam- 
catmg with other teaw wewbers 
was essential in scoring. 

Intercepting a pass, Aaron 
Conway breezes by the 
midfielder. Speed and agility 
were key elements in waking a 
soccer player. 

K if 


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Boys V arsity Soccer: 

(Back) Coach Zimmerman. Carlos 
Garay-Ortega, Patrick Wood, 
James Prana, Brace Baamgartner, 
Elias Hoxha, Mark Crowder, Josh 
Powell, Coach Aleo. (Middle) 
Freddy Reyes. Brian Leatham, 
David Cable, Keith Benderoth, 
Aaron Conway, Danny Mrak, Philip 
Weber, T errel Matthews, Chris 
Einsmann, Ryan Brane. Rick Powers, 
Ray Cho. Joey Cooper. Randall 

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Goalie Shanna Conklin is 
enthusiastically greeted by her 
teammates after the game. She 
helped bring the team to victory 
by defending the goal against 

Attempting to oat maneuver her 
opponent. Kelly Smith approaches 
from the outside. Speed and 
tenacity were the essential skills 
to success in the game. 

Girls Varsity 

SoCCQr: (back)Asst. Coach 
Mrs. Chaney. Jackie Dargan. Emily 
Ostrander. Jennifer Flom. Amy 
Petko, Sarah Clendaniel, Lisa 
Westley, Lauren Rowe. Coach. 
Mrs. McDonald. (Middle) Jamie 
Fink. Kelly Smith. Kami Conklin, Kelly 
Packard. Sarah Jansen. Jamie 
Reichenback, Sara Harney. 
(Front) Heidi Holtzman. Shanna 
Conklin, Sarah Fortier. Mandy 

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After scoring a goal, teammates 
Mandy Dietrich and Kami Conklin 
congratulate each other on 
their teamwork and effort. 
Working together was an 
important part of soccer 
because games were never won 

Dribbling the ball down the field. 
Jen Flom moves in to score a goal. 
Basic skills were always 
important, even to the most 
talented players. 

The girls' varsity soccer team was well-rounded this year. Along with teamwork, this helped 
them finish third in the district. However, there was more to the season than just the games. 

The girls came away with a feeling of teamwork and comradery. The lessons they learned would 
affect them throughout their lives. "I learned that the only way you can achieve success is by teamwork 
and effort from everyone," said Sarah Harney. The team really emphasized working together . 

As with any team, there was a strong bond between all the girls. They spent almost everyday with 
each other. Lasting friendships and fond memories were made. "I believe the best aspect of the team was 
our friendship and attitude toward one another," said Sarah Clendaniel. 

Along with these friendships came memories of fun-filled trips. "The best experience we had was 
when we went to a tournament in Virginia Beach. We went out to dinner and afterwards we went swim¬ 
ming in the hotel's pool," said Jamie Reichenbach. 

As with any team that was close-knit, things were not always smooth. "For the most part the team 
worked together really well, but every once in awhile we had some conflicts," said Kami Conklin, "but we 
always managed to work things out." However, despite conflict, the team was always there for one an¬ 
other. "Knowing my teammates were there to back me up helped me focus on playing well. I learned to 
worry about making mistakes," said Heidi Holtzman, the team's leading scorer. 

The success of next year's team was ensured by the youth of the 1997 team. Losing only two 
seniors, the majority of the team would return next season. 

"I think next year should be an even better year. We all learned a great deal this year about team¬ 
work and dedication," said Sarah Jansen. Due to the large number of underclassmen the next few years 
seem very promising for the Indians. 

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Smiling after scoring an excellent 
point. Vicrum Puri, prepares for 
his next stroke. Tennis was a 
game of quick-thinking 
strategies that were used 
quite often. 

Member 1 seed Landon Schaffer 
prepared not only during warm¬ 
up. but also with many hours of 
practice outside of school. 
Practicing shots during the 
warm-up helps players prepare 
for their match. 

Going into the season as Cardinal District Champions, the boys tennis team faced a challenge to keej i 
the title. Although the team came in second this year, the boys did well with an 8-4 record. Landon Schaffer 
said, "It was disappointing not winning the district, but doubles went well." Co-Captains Landon Schaffer 
and Kevin Stansfield were undefeated in doubles, obtaining the district title, and going to states. "The 
Cardinal District was very competitive; there was no favorite team. We had to concentrate on each match in 
order to fair well in the rankings. We did exceptionally well in doubles because Landon and I got to states," 
Kevin Stansfield stated. 

"We were in the rebuilding process because we lost most of our starters, but we hope to be a good 
team in the next two years," said Chris Tomlinson. Many changes needed to be made in order to get this 
team back on it's feet. "Even though we have a lot of returners, we still have a pretty young team. It'll take c 
lot of work and leadership from Kevin and I to help the new players gain experience. I think that we will 
have a chance of having a very successful season," said Brian Garrett. On a positive note, Sean Johnston said 
"We lost a lot of our good starting players, but we hope to still have a good team and, of course, have fun." 

With a great finish to a tough season the Indians look ahead for future challenges. 

133 Sports 

Keeping his eye on the ball, co- 
captam Kevin Stans field is hitting 
one of the more popular shots— 
a forehand. Hitting different 
shots was vital for a good 
tennis player. 

While preparing for a match. 
Coach Miller gives members of his 
team a few words of encour¬ 
agement. Pep-talks gave the 
team a feeling of pride and 
intensity after which they 
preformed to the best of their 

Boys Tennis: (back) John 
Jeremias, Sean Johnston. Mike 
Snow, Kevin Stansfield. Chris 
Malevanko. Vicrum Puri, Wade 
Moore-, (front) Juan Monsalve. 
Wick Mills. London Schaefer. Brian 
Garrett. Chris Tomlinson. 

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/4s she leans into her backhand 
Taylor Jefferson gains an 
offensive position on the coart. 
All she needed to win the point 
was a short bouncing high -ball. 

To keep herself in the point. 
Kristen Clapham. throws up a 
defensive lob. Experienced 
players knew not to force shots 
when oat of position and instead 
kept the ball in play. 

(Top to Bottom. Left to Right} 
Coach Cadman. Jacinta Williams. 

Liz Gilbert. Erin Smith. Carmen 
Frasier. Kelly Boom. Sabi Chawla, 
Allison Nichols, Ms. Davies, Kristen 
Clapham. Natasha Drain. Jenny 
Logan. Taylor Jefferson. Ebony 
Coleman, Jessica Raskin. Kenda 
James. Jennifer Voilman Sara 

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/fe she warms up in preparaton 
for her match, Robyn Levin 
demonstrates her groundstroke 
rallying skills. In order to do well 
at any level in tennis it is 
important to be consistent. 
Lengthy practices and excellent 
coaching did much to improve 
player's technique and 

While she leans back to start her 
service motion, Kelly Boom, looks 
across the net and picks a 
target. To keep the opponent 
honest players mixed up the 
speed, spin, and placement of 

A new light shined on the courts from the new girls' tennis coach, Ms. Natalie Cadman. While it 
was her second year teaching at Gar-Field, it was her first year as the tennis coach. Her fresh ideas and 
dedication combined with the assistant coach, Mrs. Davies', experience, lead the team to a successful 
| season. "This was my first year on the team at Gar-Field, and Ms. Cadman was really positive and support¬ 
ive. She made the season a lot of fun and was always there for anyone on the team," commented Kristen 

The large team consisted of seventeen girls, only three of whom were seniors. The majority of the 
team were sophomores and juniors, which helped to build the team up for next year. The co-captains 
Robin Levin and Taylor Jefferson were strong leaders that helped the team train and prepare for matches. 
"They were wonderful leaders and helped us with whatever we needed. They really made us work on our 
skills and polish our technique," stated Jennifer Logan. 

The combination of the wonderful players and extremely positive coach made for a season full of 
learning and succeeding. "Ms. Cadman really tried hard this year to bring everything together and really 
! promoted team spirit. Her drills were awesome," said Natasha Drain. 

This year was the first year Gar-Field's tennis team has gone to a tournament. It was held in North 
| Stafford, and G-F came out winning a number of awards. Their success in that tournament boosted their 
morale for the rest of the season. "After the tournament we were really motivated to practice hard and be 

competitive," stated Kelly Boom. 

The season proved to be extremely successful and was a learning experience for the new coach as 
well as the players themselves. They look forward to another successful season next fall. 


As Matt Cope drives the ball 
down the field, he tries to dish 
the ball off and get into position 
to score. Ball control was an 
important factor in Lacrosse. 

So working to improve it was a 
priority for most players. 

With a close eye on his opponents, 
Brian McEthenny prepares for the 
game. Vreparation was an 
important asset in order to win 
the game. 

This season marked the lacrosse team's last year as a club sport. Although many of the team 
members had been playing for years, the school team was initially slow to gain recognition as a vasity 
sport. Coach Terry Stockholm returned for a second season giving the team much needed leadership and 

A goal for the team this year was to remain competitive with their cross-town rival, Woodbridge. 
Brian McElhenny explained, "They beat us last year 21-0 and thought they did again, we kept it close, with 
a score of 8-5." 

Cooperation was a key to the team's success. "Our defense was really solid this year," stated Josh 
Lawson. Players also acknowledged the importance of individual accomplishments. "Tommy Cope was 
our top scorer," said Zack Milan. "He was a threat to score every time he touched the ball." 

This year team bonding was important. On the weekends, some lacrosse players got together to 
increase unity within the team. "During our season, Derek and I found ourselves hanging out a lot more. 
I think you trust your teammates more on the field if you can trust them off of it," said Adam Hoffman. 

Sometimes it is hard for freshmen or even sophomores to join a sport that consists mostly of 
upperclassmen. Matt Cope seemed to be an exception. "My freshman year was a lot easier because of my 
brother Tommy. He taught me a lot. I wouldn't mind following in his footsteps." he said. 

"Speed, agility, and coordination are some of the most important qualities in a well-rounded 
lacrosse player. Not every player obtained all three qualities, but the team as a whole combined their skills 
to have a great season. I think we all learned a lot this season," said Sam Siefke. 

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As Scoff Sfonebclrner passes 
fhe ball off. he dodges fhe flying 
sficks. Wifh experience comes 
fhe abilify fo fhmk gciickly and 
reach correcfly. 

As Tommy Cope recooperafes 
from an injury he s fill uses his 
knowledge of fhe game fo 
assisf his feammafes. 

LACROSSE: (back) Wes Pefers 
(coach). Br ian McEthenny. Tommy 
Cope. Sfephen Macurdy. Joe 
Roslan, Sam Siefke. Ben Gregson. 
Scoff Sfonebarner, Ben 
Lanziloffa. Adam Hoffman. Mr. 
Sfockhoh: (middle) Jeff Hamilfon. 
Chris Holsfon. Eamonn Befhel. John 
Roach. Zach Milam. Dan Kuhns. 
Edwin Monfiel; (fronf) Mark 
Roslan, Andy Surrena. Derek 
Mordan, Alex Meinacheck. Aaron 
Brown. Maff Cope. 

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Chris Tomlinson focuses intently 
as he follows through on his 
swing. A good follow-through 
was essential to a long, 
controlled shot. 

Hoping to make par, Ken Lowe 
lines up the ball for the final putt. 
Lining up the ball was important 
in ensuring that the ball would 
reach the hole. 


(left to right) Jason Smith, 
Thomas Hahn, Mike Gtiilfoyle. 
Chris T omlinson, Carl Glafling, 
Justin Wilson, Brett Pokusa, Ken 

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Mike Guilfoyle looks on as the 
ball files over the fairway 
toward the green. Golfers 
usually watched their shots in 
hopes that they woaldn 't land in 
the woods, water, or sand 

Deep in concentration. Justin 
Wilson prepares to hit the ball in 
the hole. A lot of preparation 
was needed before the ball was 
actually hit. 

The golf team had a successful season under the guidance of the coach, Mr. Miller. The team 
zonsisted of six players most of whom wee seniors. Brian Anderson, Kenny Lowe, Chris Tomlinson, Brett 
! Pokusa, Thomas Hahn, and captain Mike Guilfoyle practiced hard throughout and even before the season 
:o prepare for upcoming games. 

Their season began inthe summer and ran through the fall. Mr. Miller was a strong leader who 
pushed the players to do their best. "Mr. Miller helped us a lot throughout the season. He made us prac¬ 
tice hard and our practice really paid off," stated senior Mike Guilfoyle. 

Golf, which is usually seen as just a leisurely game, actually involves a lot of competition during 
the season. Although it is relaxing, the sport calls for much skill and polished technique. "It is not as easy 
as it looks because it does take some work to play. The sport is fun, but it takes a lot of concentration and 
work to come out on top," commented Chris Tomlinson. 

The team did come out on top, ending the season with a satisfying turnout. This year was also the 
last year for many of the players, who would be graduating and not part of the team next year. Gar-Field 
will be losing half of its team next year, but the players are still looking forward to a new season and are 
hopeful for a successful year. 

The players were all dedicated to the game, and really enjoyed playing whether they were compet¬ 
ing or not. This made the team even better when competing because they were doing something that was 
fun and enjoyed to them. 




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Caster, Lauren Westcott Amanda 
Walter. Kate Pancratz, Colleen 
Sullivan. Ramona Bates, Ashley 
Johnson, Kirsten Rowe. Lori 
Westley, Jomain Blount, Stephanie 
Claybourn. Megan Garret. 
Tomeika Brown. Fallon Lake. Leah 
McBride, Crystal Brown, Iona 
Pierre. Kira Sims. Marrisa 
Trowbridge, Sahra Hall. Dionne 
Evans. Jennifer Duckworth. Alicia 
Crittenden, Nicky Brown (Not 
Pictured), Sheea Johnson. Lauren 
Rowe, Maleka Matthews 

Custer. Leonard Rouse, George 
Kennedy. Anthony Peters. Shaun 
Irvin, David Bowes. Martin 
Schwittay. Elias Mitchell, Edward 
Bosch. Cory Stephens. Carlo 
Deleon, Nana Prince. Tim 
Koelkeback, Greg Johnson Dave 
Day. Kevin Lee. Nick Bain De Nelson. 
Brain Barlow, John Laguardia. 
Doug Seams ter, Eric Seams ter. 
John Ritchie. Danny Commander. 
Demario Owens. Jerome Johnson. 
Henry Hallie. Jerry McClam. Terrell 
Matthews. Micah Smith 





"Indoor track is a tough sport. We travel up to five hours sometimes to get 
to a meet. It is a hard transition from fall running because the weather can be brutal 
during the winter. By running all year, however, it makes athletes stronger and 
more confident," said long distance runner, Sahra Hall. 

Aside from long distance running, indoor track consisted of many other 
things. Hurdles, shot-put, and short sprinting were also vital to the team. 

Corey Stephens said, " I've been doing well this year in the shot-put. I'm 
learning quickly. I just hope that I've learned enough to fill the shoes of some of the 
guys that are graduating this year." 

Hurdles were led by Sheena Johnson. During her freshman year she held 
a National record for the 300 yard hurdles. Sheena's time was an incredible 40.64 
seconds. She said, "We have a very young team this year, consisting of mostly 
sophmores. I think if we focus and run hard we could have a chance for the state 

Many qualities made a good runner. Coach Custer said, "A great runner 
comes from dedication, sacrifice, and being goal-oriented. This year's indoor track 
team has a lot of natural talent." He went on to say that he wouldn't be surprised if 
the team finished as one of the top two or three teams. 

"Sometimes we run for what seems like hours. Most of the time we run to 
the top of the parkway or on the Dale City loop, (which is about six miles). Some¬ 
times we just pick a direction to run, and go with it,"said Erik Ogilvie. 

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Taking her last turn around the 
corner, Ryan Brown paces her 
stride. Many indoor track runners 
paced themselves in order to finish 
in good time without being 

Finishing the last lap of the relay 
race. Sahra Hall leads the pack. 

The lead in a relay race was only 
important to a runner at the end. 

Practicing her shot put. Kate 
Pancratz perfects her form 
before she attempts to throw. 
Kate was sidelined for the season 
because of a shoulder injury that 
occured during practice. 

Concentrating on his pace. Doug 
Teamster pulls away from his 
opponents on the final lap. Pacing 
oneself in a race payed off in the 
end by giving the runner a final 
burst of energy. 

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Showing off her trophy. Gigi Miller 
smiles with pride after one of her 
many victories. Winning states in 
her individual event was one of 
the accomplishments she will never 

Posing for a picture after an 
exhilerating race. Anthony Peters. 
Anthony Smith, Demario Owens. 
Leon Locke, and Jerry McClam 
cheese it up infront of the 
camera. Track offers many 
exciting victories and ways to 
express yourself. 

Holding up a Gar-Field banner, the 
girl's team shows they truly are 
number one. The girl's track team 
has had many experiences in the 
winning department. 

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Congratulating the other team 
member, Sheena Johnson gi ves her 
a high-five. Many track runners 
are always in high spirits after a 

Standing by her trophy. Sheena 
Johnson posed happily. This was 
a moment as a freshmen she will 
never forget. 

Track and Field had one of their most successful seasons this past year. Hard work and determination paid off 
| especially at State Finals. 

The girls won first place out of 113 teams at the state competition, the first State win since 1976. They also won 
first out of 23 in Regionals, and first out of seven at Disctricts. Gi Gi Miller, whose performance was vital to the win, 
was the state champion in the high jump, runner-up in the triple jump, all state in triple jump, all state in 200 meters, 

400 meters, long jump, and 4x400 relay. Sheena Johnson, state champion in the 300 meter hurdles, runner-up in 100 
! meter hurdles, and all state in 4x400 meter relay, commented, "It was a lot of hard work, but it all paid off in the end, by 
winning a state title and a national record. This year I hope to improve off of last year and I hope our team can be as 
good as last year." 

Lauren Rowe, who was all state in high jump, 300 meter hurdls, and 4x400 relay, said, "track isn't as easy as 
some peole think. The hard work and dedication turns some people away; however, all the sweat and pain could never 
take the place of doing your absolute best and winning. Our track season last year proved that!" 

The boys also did well. They were fifth out of seven in Districts, tenth out of 23 in Regionals, and 42nd out of 
113 at states. A key win was Anthony Peter's all state win in the 1600 meter run. If one had not been wiling to devote 
every last shred of energy to conquering their competitors, they could not have expected to have done as well as they 
did. Demario Owens remarked, "The harder you worked, the more it paid off. There was nothing easy about it. 
Although it is a physical sport, it took a lot out of you mentally. If you go to a meet and are not mentally prepared, you 
should turn around and go back home. 

Coach Custer said about the overall performance of the team, "It was a very satisfying season. The kids 
worked really hard and achieved all of their goals. I hope to see this much enthusiasm next year and every year." 

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Showing their great speed. John 
Laquardia and Brian Baklow 
sprint towards the end of the 
race. Cross Country is very 

Running cross country allows 
runners to run in all types of 
scenery as Megan Garrett shows 
here. The environments were 

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The cross-country team completed the season with 2nd place in Districts and 11th in the state of 
Virginia under their belts. Lauren Wescott said 1997-98 was "the best year yet" for cross-country. 

It takes a lot of hardwork and committment to be part of cross-country. Early morning practicing, 
running five to eight miles a day, and mastering challenging terrain such as hills, woods, and water were 
just a normal occurence. "Everybody is really competitive and we have our minds set. . .everyone just goes 
out there and runs," commented Ramona Bates. 

The cross-country season started in early summer and finished in mid November. They conquered 
Leesylvania park, average forty miles per week, and competed against local schools. 

Even though cross-country ended in November, it was a year-round commitment. As Sahra Hall 
explained, "We run year-round to keep in shape. Cross-country is a sport where you can improve yourself 
and gain depth in life. . . I love it." 

The guys may not have made it out of districts, but Anthony Peters made it to both districts and 
regionals. Nicole Brown said, "The guys worked really hard and deserve to go next year." 

Through hard work and concentration, Gar-Field's cross-country team has overcome many things. 
Early morning trails, speed workouts through Prince William parks, running in good weather and weather 
that's no-so-great, and countless laps around the school, the team showed there teamwork and proved that 
the spirit of Big Red is alive and well. 


(Top to Bottom, Left to Right): 
John Ritchie, John LaGaardia, 
Ashley Johnson, Keith Cambrel, Ryan 
Lacks, Anthony Peters, Ramona 
Bates, Laaren Westcott. Doag 
Reamster, Coach Caster, Eric 
Reams ter, Rahra Hall. Nikki Brown, 
Rheena Johnson, Pam Nabholtz, 
Naveed Massjoani, Mike Caselli. 
Geoff Comley, Dave Day, Marissa 
Trowbridge, Megan Garrett, 
Frances Deloach 



(Top to Bottom, left to right) 
Derek Acosta, Brina Bosworth, 
Warren Robertson, Jermain 
Harrington, Brandon James, 
Ronnie Rohrback, Chris Benton, 
Steward White, Jerome Johnson, 
Nick Warnicke, Jon Hebner, Pat 
Roche, Nolan Bonaparte, Nick 
Torres, Elmore Kimg, Greg 
Johnson, Nick Cox, Darryl 
Brown, David Walker, Bobby 
Cook, Nick Blain, Leon Stiggle, 
Joe Blount, Francisco Gonzalez, 
Prince Nana 

With his wind set on scoring a 
touchdown, Danilo Puentes 
squeezes by two Hylton players. 
In order to pass effectively, the 
offense had to first establish the 
running game. 

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For a few members of the Freshman Football Team playing for Gar- 
Field was their first experience with competitive football. New players learned 
quickly that playing for Gar-Field would be no walk in the park. Tryouts began 
in August with hundred degree heat that week, the coaches weeded out the 
weak, and came up with a team full of hard-working freshmen. 

The Junior Varsity football team included returning players and a few 
freshmen. The JV team learned quickly that to win ball games they would have 
to play as a team. The team spent many practices perfecting their plays and 
refining their talents. By the end of the year a few JV players had proven 
themselves worthy of playing for the Varsity team. One such player was Pat j 
Roche, "l worked hard all season and I guess it showed because I got to dress 
for the Varsity game at home against Woodbridge." 

Gar-Field's football program has consistently proven itself as one of 
the elite teams in Prince William County. The JV and Freshman teams give 
players up to three years to become good enough to play Varsity football and 
help guarantee that the Footbal Teams at Gar-Field will be great for years to 
come. All Gar-Field's players have to prove themselves during each practice 
and each game because there is always another player from a JV or Freshman 
team ready to take their spot. 

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Making sore the opponent gets 
nowhere. Gar-Field's defense 
does their job. Being a team 
player was a key to football. 

Getting ready to make a play, dick 
Galgano gets into position. The 
ability to be alert and focused 
helped players make important 

Making the play. Steve Lane 
provides pressure as Dale Vaugn 
tackles the opponent. Defensive 
plays are equally important to the 
team's plan. 

Motivating the team, Coach Luke 
and Coach Basset discuss coming 
plays. Coaches are important, 
they make sure the team doesn't 
get discouraged. 

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Taking a minute to catch his 
breath. Kareem Kyer patiently 
waits to go back in. An 
advantage to having many people 
on the team is that it allows 
players to take a break. 

Focusing on the game. 
Lawerence Bedeau watches his 
teammates make a winning play. 
While on the sidelines, a player 
constantly needs to pay 
attention to the game. 


(Top to Bottom. Left to RightJRyan 
Tekampe. Adam Hoffman. Kareem Kyer. 
Chet Lindemuth, Phillip Asante, Chris 
Lucks. Martian Schwittaway, Adrain 
Pittman. Edward Petrovich. Kevin Dean. 
Boris Donis. Jonathan Clear. Ryan Lee. 
Jonathan Anderson. Robert Harding. 

Demario Owens. Corey Stephens. 
Stanley Robertson. Danny Commander. 

Brad Petrauskas. Jason Abel. Derek 
Jackson. Venture Ford. Rodney Patton. 
Kareem Terry. Henri Harps. Joe Anerson. 
John Roche. Lawerence Bedeau. Greg 
McChain. Derrick Campbell, Brian 
Garrett. Randy Ware. BictorEnyi. Henry 
Halle. Jose Goniatej. Sherif El Ragdy. 
Gary Day. William Jones. Ronnie Brown. 
Alex Jenkins. Carlton Hogan. Ian 
Stewart. Gary Ham. Chris Petrovich 

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Attempting to gain a few extra 
yards. Danny Commander spins 
by the opponent. Gar-Field's 
offense is well known for gaick 
thinking on the field. 

Holding a stance. William James 
gets ready to make a play. Mental 
readiness is just as important as 
physical readiness. 

The 1997 varsity football team was one of the most talented at Gar-Field in recent years. Although 
Gar-Field did not make the playoffs, the season was viewed as a success by everyone involved. "We didn't 
make the playoffs this year, but I'm positive we will next year because we have a lot of juniors and JV 
players who will be returning next year," commented John Roche. 

The high point of the season came as the Indians were able to defeat the cross-town rival 
Woodbridge Vikings twice in one season. "Last year we beat Woodbridge in our first game, but lost the last 
game. This year we beat them twice, and really showed who was the better team," stated Brad Petrauskas. 

Whether Gar-Field was winning or losing, one thing was for sure, the Big Red fans always come 
out in big numbers to support the Indians. The crowd was always a factor in the momentum of a game, 
and the Indians could always depend on them for the extra boost needed to win. "Playing at home is 
always easier than on the road. Our fans are great. You can always count on them during the game. When 
ever you make a big hit or play, the crowd goes crazy and helps get the entire team's adrenaline pumping," 
noted Jason Abel. 

The success of this year's football team was the result of a full year of training. From practicing 
summer training, and after school weight lifting the dedication of all players was evident from the first day 
of school. Strength training in the off-season helps players to avoid injuries during the season and the 
entire team is required to attend weight training three times a week. 

Gar-Field's football team ended the season on a high note defeating Woodbridge at home in the 
final minutes of the game. The team left the game victorious, and looking forward to next year's season. 

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(Top to Bottom, Left to 
Right): Katie Ratchford, 
Olivia Griffin, Julia Jackson, 
Katie Cornwell, Erin Thorpe, 
Jacie Roberts, Coach Rob 
Gaither, Caitlm Tracy, 
Stacey Johnson, Deirdre 
Tracy, Dila Ortiz 

(Top to Bottom, Left to 
Right): Coach Tim Kramer, 
Julie Dongalwicz, Heather 
Barany, Jennifer Barany, 
Jessica Connolly, Stepanie 
Lverstem, Bernadette 
Schoenbom, Manager- 
Megan Brainsfield, Karen 
Olson, Jessica Jessie, 
Melissa Clark, Erin Bdgh, 
Jennifer Schlenker, Amy 




The JV and Freshmen Voil eyball teams definitely left an impression on 
the schools who challenged them this year. Gar-Field dominated every court 
they played on, or at least tried their best. "It was a lot of hard work but it all 
paid off in the end," commented starting outside hitter and all around player, 
Caitlin Tracy. 

The 1997-1998 JV Volleyball team had an excellent season with first 
place in the JV tournament. The tournament was held at Woodbridge Fligh 
School and Gar-Field's team won with a record of 4-1. "Our team had the best 
teamwork at the end of the season when we won 1 st place in the J V tournament. 
"Being the JV champions of or district really meant a lot to us," remarked 
Sophomore Stacey Johnson, one of the two setters on the team and an all 
around player. The team was thankful for the excellent leadership by Coach 
Rob Gaithers and team captain Dierdre Tracy. 

The Freshmen team also had an excellent season with an overall 
record of 6-7. The high point of the season occured when Coach Kramer lead 
the team to a four game winning streak at the beginning of the season. Karen 
Olson was the recipient of the team award, exemplifying leadership, ability 
and teamwork on the court. It was an all around excellence award for 
volleyball. "We learned a lot about teamwork and I enjoyed spending my first 
year in high school on the team," stated freshman Karen Olson. 

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Stacey Johnson and Olivia Griffin 
wait for the ball to come to them. 
They helped in the team's success. 

Jolla Jackson serves the ball. She 
was a great server for the team 
this year. 

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Being cheered on by friends on the 
bench really helped players. These 
athletes demonstrated their 
great sportsmanship during a 

Preparing for the serve. Stacey 
Johnson and Katie Ratch ford 
wait patiently. Every team had a 
s tragedy to win the game. 


Showing her great skill at the 
net Amanda Bashner sets the 
ball. She was a significant player 
in the teams' success. 

Amanda Bashner prepares to 
serve the volleyball to her 
opponents. Gar-Field's servers 
won them many points, including 
many aces. 

The 1997-1998 Varsity Volleyball team had an intense yet successful season. The hard work and 
dedication exerted by the girls really paid off with an overall record of 22-5. 

Every day after school, the volleyball team could be found practicing hard for up to two and a half 
hours. A portion of this was spent conditioning and it was not uncommon to find these girls practicing on 
Saturdays as well. "Volleyball took up a lot of time and the practices were hard but it was all worth it to 
earn first place in the Cardinal District/' recalled senior Shannon Segres. 

This year the Varsity Volleyball team won first place at the Cardinal District Tournament and 
second place in the regular season. 

The girls received lots of support from their fans this season. The stands were always packed with 1 
cheering students and parents. The crowd would become ecstatic as Gar-Field dominated the court. The i 
encouragement they received was a great help to the players. Team captain, Amanda Walter thanked their- 
fans by commenting, "It was really cool how we had so many fans come and support us. The team really 
appreciated all of the help." 

Coach Garrett, who encouraged the team to do their best, was very pleased with their success. 
Shannon Segres and Amanda Walter were awarded Most Valuable Players and Katie Johnson was awardee 
the Most Improved. The T.E.A.M. Award for Team concept. Enthusiasm, Attitude, and Motivation, was 
awarded to Amanda Bushner. The team could not have reached its success without the effort and determi¬ 
nation of all the players. 

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Kelli Hicks shows off her 
powerful spike in front of our 
winter pep rally. Kelli was a key 
factor in the volleyball teams' 

After the game the team shows 
sportsmanship by shaking hands 
with the opposing team. 
Volleyball is a very team- 
oriented sport. 

Volleyball Team 
(top to bottom, left to 

Coach Garrett Amanda 
Bashner, Amanda Walters, 
Shannon Segres, Katie 
Johnson, Kelli Hicks, Coach, 
Brian Glave, Missy Kuzma, 
Terri O’Grince, Katie Fricke, 
Daniel Mark, Stacey Seifke, 
Shea O'Connell 

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bottom left to right) Tamara 
Williams, Natasha Free, Kristin 
Brebner, Tara Smiley. Tim 
Dertzbaugh. Ian Stewart, Carolyn 
Frock Lara Hatcher, Katie 
Pomaranski, Jamie Radowski, 
Robyn Lienaa, CristiLewellen. 
Danielle Belt. Alicia Williams. Candice 
Poole, Tamika Brooks, Sahad 
Aw wad. Shenenia Wilson 
Not pictured: Abby Coffie 

bottom, left to right) RachelRies, 
Lisa Kimble. Dyanne Mejias. Robin 
Elliott. Dorothy Bapple. Dionne 
Evans, Pam Robinson. Lindsey 
Stembacher, Ashly Brent. Chrissy 
Smith. Valerie Sever. Dale Moeller. 
David Coe, Julie Douglawicz. Ashley 
Robinson Not pictured: Harry 



The JV and Freshman Cheerleaders had a very successful year of both 
cheering and competing. Their year began this summer at camp at the 
University of Virginia. This gave the cheerleaders a chance to learn cheers and 
techniques before school began. The school year started off with football 
season, which wouldn't have been complete without the cheerleaders. "The 
crowd is a lot more spirited when we were there to lead them in cheers. It is 
important to have spirit so that the team will feel supported and perform to the 
best of their ability," stated JV cheerleader Tara Smiley. 

Basketball season began while the cheerleaders were finishing up 
their preparation for the Potomac Invitational Competition. Being first time 
competitors, the cheerleaders were nervous but confident in their abilities. 
They had worked together as a team in getting ready for the competition. 

The JV team performed very well and walked away with first place. 
Their coach was Ms. Denise Scarpinato, a teacher at Bel Air Elementary school. 
Although it was her first year as a cheerleading coach, she was experienced in 
dance and was instrumental to their success. The freshman team also did well 
with their performance. Mrs. Debbie Burcham, a teacher at Gar-Field, has had 
previous coaching experience, but this was her first year as the freshman 
coach. She expressed, "The freshman cheerleaders are the epitomy of team¬ 

Although the teams cheered seperately, they were like a family: 
working as a whole. 

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Three of the freshmen cheerlead¬ 
ers are holding up Lisa Kimble. Lisa 
is doing the splits which always 
amaze the crowd. Stunts like 
these bring them to their feet. 

Dale Moeller stands in the back, 
cheering for the Gar-Field 
freshmen football team. Cheering 
is a special way to get the crowd 
involved in the spirit of the game. 

Stunts such as these took many 
hours after school to perfect. 
Winning first place at this 
competition meant a lot to our JV 
Cheerleaders. Their hard work 
and dedication towards the team 
paid off in the end. 

Cheering at the football games is 
one of the many highlights of the 
cheerleading season. Learning the 
cheers and perfecting them was 
one of the many tasks involved in 
preparing for the games. 


Trying to get the crowd involved, 
the Gar-Field Cheerleaders do 
the traditional tomahawk chop. 
This always motivates the 

Tome of the benefits of 
cheerleading are making life-long 
friends. Since cheerleaders spend 
a lot of time together they get 
to know each other quite well. 

Varsity Cheerleading: 
(top to bottom, 
left to right) 
Lynn Navarro, Lari 
Oermann, Katie Dallek, Adam 
Silvis, Kassla Fllipovich, Jim 
Carson, Brittany Pardham, 
Andrew King, Samantha 
Rosso, Jomaine Blount 
Laura Luttrel, Sabrina Furr, 
Jennifer Moeller, Rachel 
Dean, Erin Nicholson, 
Chastity Evans, Michelle 
Clark, Jami Bedford, Melissa 
Hunt, Missi Neuman 

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Practicing their lifts, these 
varsity cheerleaders get it right. 
Cheerleaders spend a lot of time 
practicing to make their skills 

Pain or shine you ‘II see Gar-Field 
cheerleaders showing their 
dedication. Cheerleaders 
motivate the players to play an 
excellent game. 

The varsity cheerleading team could be found at all football and basketball games encouraging the 
teams. They always managed to feel as though they were best through their cheering. The cheerleader 
possessed a high level of school spirit that they were proud to show. They always seemed to spread their 
team spirit into the audiences at games to give the team more support. "It was very important to the team 
that we cheer for them every game, because it often gave them the edge they needed to win," expressed co¬ 
captain Erin Nicholson. 

A lot of hard work and practice went into their cheering routines. In addition to practicing their 
cheers and routines, the cheerleaders also participated in a conditioning program that included running 
laps in the halls and up the stairs. The cheerleaders got a head start on the season by attending a camp the 
summer before school began. It was vital that the cheerleaders were in good physical shape in order to 
participate in the cheering routines and reach their goal for the season. 

The goal for the varsity cheerleaders' season was to win the state title, as they are the reigning 
Virginia High School League State Champions. "It was very important to us to be well prepared to com¬ 
pete in the State Championship but we also needed to be there for our school team," stated Michelle Clark. 
Although school spirit was emphasized more than competition, winning the state title again was an impor¬ 
tant goal to the cheerleaders. 

The cheerleaders were always there at the games to bring up the spirit of the players as well as the 
audience and lead them in the winning games. 




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The Indianettes team shows 
their school spirit at a pep rally. 
Pep rallies were a good place for 
the Indianettes to show off their 

Jennifer Jeremias performs with 
the Indianettes daring half time 
at a football game. The 
performances daring half time 
were ased to keep the crowds 
spirit ap anti! the second half. 

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The 1997-1998 Indianettes squad danced their way into NCA national competition and won third 
place in camp competitions. They danced for our football and basketball games. They competed locally, 
but despite all the hard work, Erin Breedon said, "It's definitely worth it." 

The girls got to know each other outside school. They hung out, had fun, and did many other 
things together. Sheena Thomas commented, "There were a lot of good times. Everyone knows one 
another. We're really close." 

Every Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5:00 pm, the girls could be found in the upper 
hallway warming up and working on their routines for upcoming competitions. They begin their practice 
by doing one hundred and fifty crunches, twenty-five to thirty push-ups, stretching, and running 5 laps. 
They spent hours meticulously perfecting their routines, paying special attention to their turns, leaps, splits 
and russians. 

The Indianettes base their routines on the ability of all; the team, crowd pleasing music, tricks, and 
eyecatching stunts. Captain Amy West said, "We try to give the people what they want, and we try to have 
fun while we do it." Gar-Field is also the only high school that makes up their own dance routines. 

Being an Indianette takes a lot of hard work, determination, and talent. Gar-Field's 97-98 team 
proved that they had what it takes to make it work. 


The Indianettes finish up one of 
their half-time performances. 
Learning the routine was a fey 
to having a good performance 

THe Indianttes march on to the 
field with pride, anticipating 
their upcoming performance. 
Daring football season the 
Indianettes often shared the 
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(back now) Donny Bushner, David 
Wickham, Dams Petty. Greg King, 
Howard Jamison, Evahn Wilson, 
Tynone Asia, David Cornelius. Haris 
Barekzai, C.J. Lenon 

Coach Pollack. Leon Stiggle, 
Steven Jansen, Akeem Scott, 
Kook-Bong Kim (back row) Coach 
Pollock. John Thomas, Shawn 
Lennon, Kevin Hunter, Earl 
McNease, Ganges Hopkins 



"We will only get better/' said a confident Aaron Andrews. Both the 
Freshmen and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team displayed throughout the 
season that they were intent on being victorious. 

The Freshmen basketball team may have been just out of middle 
school, but they spent countless days after school practicing, conditioning, and 
repeatedly working through plays to bring their game up to the high school 
level. "The boys were eager to learn. Everyone on the team wanted to gain 
experience. They knew that the things they learned this year would help them 
through the entire basketball program, and eventually work their way to the 
Varsity team," said Coach Flogan. 

Considering the small number of returning players, the boys JV 
Basketball team was basically starting with a brand new line-up. Unfamiliar 
with one another's playing style and skill, the boys worked hard at new plays 
and strategies. With their hardwork and dedication, they were successful on 
both offense and defense. 

"It took a while for everyone to learn how to play as a team, but once 
we started working together, we proved we had what it takes to have a good 
team," said Steve Jansen. 

Everyone worked together and had an enjoyable season. There was 
a lot of teamwork and everyone was friends by the end of the season. There 
were many highlights this season but the best was playing so well. 

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Waiting for an opening so he can 
pass the ball. Howard Jamison 
fries to keep it away from the 
opposing team. Team spirit and 
togetherness is essential in team 

Dribbling the ball down the court. 
Leon Stiggle runs to make a shot. 
In basketball you must make sure 
you dribble the ball while running 
or else you will be called for 

Watching the game from the 
sideline, members of the freshmen 
basketball team watch for their 
teammates to score a point. Being 
patient is one of the ways to 
control your position on the court. 

Discussing the team's new 
strategy. Coach Pollock fells the 
team members how to use 
communication. Communication is 
the key part in a team’s successful 

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(front) Larissa Hill, Jennifer Rice: 
(back) Elizabeth Ostrander, Rachel 
Bobolia, Jennifer Dargan, Brienne 
Megill, Ariel Simmons, Paris Smith, 
Precious Baker 

Latoya Morton, Nicole Gozza. Lisa 
Rendin, Katie Fricke, T J Jordan, 
Henrietta McDaniel: (back) Jackie 
Dargan, Jennifer Parker, Julia 
Jackson, Katie Cornwell, Megan 
Goffney, Sandy Ryn, Yvonne 


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The Lady Indians varsity basketball team has always been the pride 
and joy of Gar-Field. As a result of that, the JV and Freshmen teams were often 
left in the shadows. As the Freshmen and JV teams formed, each of the girls 
were well aware of the challenges that lay ahead. 

The girls basketball teams did not suddenly become powerhouses 
overnight. It took practice, dedication, hard work, effort, and more practice. 
For many months out of the year, basketball was life for these girls. They ate, 
thought, and played basketball. This may seem like some kind of hardship for 
the girls but they were the ones who expected and dedicated themselves to this 
strict regimen. "Our practices were really tough and we pushed ourselves to 
the limits each practice. It was a challenge, but one that my teammates and I 
were willing to accept," said Elizabeth Ostrander. 

All this practice and conditioning did pay off. The freshmen team had 
a challenging season, but they learned how to work hard together. These are 
all the skills they needed to learn to help prepare them for the varsity level. 

The junior varsity girls showed Gar-Field and its competitors that they 
had what it takes to become a strong varsity team. They learned a lot about 
teamwork and sportsmanship. The success of the team had their hopes up for 
next season. 

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Driving hard to the basket TJ 
Jordan looks up as she prepares 
to do a lay-up. Lay-Ups are 
fundamental skills that players use 
throughout their career. 

Dribbling around her defender. 
Latoya Morton looks for an open 
player to pass the ball to. In 
basketball five seconds is the 
amount of time that players are 
allowed to dribble the ball. 

Listening to Coach Shelton, the 
girls freshmen basketball team 
rests during a time-out. Teams 
reviewed plays during time-outs to 
refresh their memory. 

Running down the court. Elizabeth 
Ostrander dribbles back to Gar- 
Field's basket. Dribbling is a skill 
that took lots of practice and 
time to perfect. 

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Playing point guard Alex Jenkins 
sets the pace as the team begins 
anew play. 4s point guard. Alex 
took on the responsibility of 
calling the plays and bringing the 
ball down the court. 

Circling around Coach Gray, the 
boys varsity basketball team 
listens as he gives them a pep talk 
during a timeout. The team took 
time-outs to recollect their 
thoughts and take a breather 
during intense moments in their 


Back: Coach Anderson. Coach 
Gray. Jeremy McCall, Aaron 
Andrews. David Hooper. Kevin 
Moore. Billy Perkins. Sam Right. 
Kareem Kyer. Coach Perkins. Coach 
Brown Coach Young Front: Q.J. 
Melchoir. Randy Ware. Joaquin 
Jackson. Delvecko Clark. Casey 
Vera. Alex Jenkins 

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Letting go of the ball. Kareem 
Kyer gives a no-look pass to a 
teammate. Despite the fact that 
Kareem was a junior, he used his 
talent and experience to lead 
the team. 

Going up strong. Billy Perkins 
challenges his defender before 
dunking over him. Billy's height 
gave him an advantage over most 
players and the ability to dunk. 

The Varsity Boys Basketball team came a long way since last season. Not only did they have a 
much younger team, but also they were not affected with as many injuries. "This year the team was mostly 
made up of sophomores amd juniors. The seniors that were on the team provided the leadership for us 
all/' said Kareem Kyer. 

The team took advantage of the long off-season by training and conditioning. The team's goal was 
simple: Win. "A memorable aspect was when we beat Potomac and everyone was a part of it," commented 
|| Randy Ware. Most of the team would agree that they all worked well together and had a great season. 

"We work well as a team, on and off the court; we've made a big improvement since last year," stated 
Jeremy McCall. Exercising and keeping in shape proved to be a vital aspect of the team's progress. "We 
ran coaches specials and we did a lot of agility exercises," said Alex Jenkins. 

Being on the team, for some members, was like a second family. The guys left the season not only 
with a good record, but a lot of new friendships. "We have grown together like a family to get farther and 
farther," commented Sam Wright. Even with all the pressures of going to states and winning other impor¬ 
tant games, the team concentrated on their games and did the best of their ability. "I feel that we will go to 
j states and win it all. If we don't win states, the season isn't going to mean as much, " commented Joaquin 


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Looking for a pass, Kaiysha 
Roebuck sets up a play. Seniors 
on the team served as leaders and 
mentors for younger members of 
the team. 

Making a shot. Christinia Plutz 
concentrates on the basket. 

Form and technique of a shot 
often raised the shooting 

The Gar-Field girls varsity basketball team is well known for their team unity and their outstandin 
play. The competitiveness of their game helped take them to Milwaukee for a basketball tournament as 
well as the state championship. "I think winning the state championship in Norfolk highlighted our 
season, because we worked together, had fun, and were successful," said Christina Plutz. 

Through dedication, mental discipline and strenuous training the lady Indians were able to accom ] 
plish goals they set for themselves and surpass their expectations. "Basketball has helped me through out I 
my high school career, it has given me the opportunity to meet new people in school, as well as outside of 
school," said Sarah Jansen. 

Being on the girls varsity basketball team has brought each teammate closer together, they conside 
themselves a family. Practicing late nights, off season conditioning, team dinners, and traveling together 
contributes to their family-like mentality. "I will miss the fun of high school basketball, the closeness of 
teammates and the support of the school," said Dishawn King. 

Each member of the Gar-Field girls basketball team has received and learned so much through the 
basketball program. "I'm going to miss everything about basketball because I have become so attached to 
it, its been a part of my high school life. Adjusting to East Tennessee's basketball program will be difficult, 
but I'm sure I'll be fine," admitted Kaisha Roebuck. 

The lady Indians have made new friends, developed playing skills, traveled around the nation and! 
some have even earned college scholarships. "I have traveled all over the United States because of basket- ] 
ball. Playing basketball has allowed me to obtain a full scholarship to the University of South Carolina," 
said Shannon Segres. The girls loved to play, and continued to turn heads throughout the season as they j 
went on to become the 1998 state champions. 

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Driving to the hoop. Sarah Jansen 
dribbles around her defender. 
Being aggressive and using good 
ball control helped make a well 
rounded baske tball player. 

Having their team meeting befor 
the tip-off. the Lady Indians join 
each other at center court. Team 
meetings were a time to pump up 
team members and talk about 
game strategy. 


Front Row: Sarah Jansen. 
Shavonne Gooden. Middle Row: 
Kami Conklin. Jennifer Barany. 
Heather Barany. {/anessa Massie. 
Gloria Jackson. Back Row: 
Dishawn King. Christina Plutz. 
Kaiysha Roebuck. Lolita Turner. 
Shannon Segres. Kis Manuel. Nikki 

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(back row) NaveedMassajani. 
Brian Stokes. Boric Donis. Robert 
Harding. Barry Bruta, William 
Jaynes; (middle row) Macon 
Foscae. Adam Silvis, Kwan Kim. 
Derek Mordan. Lais Rosado 
(front row) Nick Galgano. 
Thomas Hodges. Phong Tran 

JV WRESTLING: (back row) 
Clinton Canyon, Rodney Patton. 

Tim Dineen Bill Root. Kevin 
Bosworth, Eddie Canyon. Steven 
MacLean (middle row) Oct avis 
Jones. Tamir Brooks. Jessie Mills. 
Vesal Tigari. Matt Hazleton Carl 
Hayes; (Front Row) ChrisPegran 
Joe Cottrel. Toddy Yoangs. Sean 

Wrestling is the world's oldest and most honorable sport. It's a sport 
that involves skill and dedication, which is what the BAGUBAS have shown in 
the 97-98 season. 

Derek Mordan commented, "Wrestling is one of the most competitive 
sports around. It helps build character so that we'll each be a better man when 
we leave. It's all about BAGUBA pride." The relationships among the 
teammates were comparable to those of a family. They always knew they had 
someone there to listen to them and help them with their problems. Adam 
Silvis said, "Our wrestling team was like a family. We hung out a lot on 
weekends in order to keep it fun. We played games like hockey." 

Each year the team grows stronger as they gain experience. Naveed 
Massjouni said, "Our team is a lot stronger than last year. Everybody on the 
team was a BAGUBA and we all wrestled for the life of our tribe." Many of the 
other team members felt that this year was an improvement from last year. 
Richard Jones said, "In the past our performances have been okay, but lately 
we've been working harder and striving to learn better moves so that we will 
improve our records." The outcome of the matches against certain rival teams 
often set the precedent for the success of the team for the remainder of the 
season. Overall, the young and inexperienced team showed a lot of improve¬ 
ment and potential for the future. Coach Horning said, "Our team has 
improved a great deal over the past two years. Most of the seniors have been 
wrestling for many years." 


Catapulting of his elbow, Derek 
Mordan. work s a "peluson ” on his 
opponent. Along with strength, 
technigue helped mold an ideal 

Throwing a headlock, dick 
Galgano pins his opponent 
Whichever team ends up with the 
most pins is usually the winner of 
the meet. 

Squeezing his rival into a cradle, 
daveed Massjouni watches the 
shoulders as they lower into the 
mat. Going after your contender 
for six whole minutes helped you 
become a true " BAGUBA. ’’ 

Trying to escape. Phong Tran sits 
out into his opponent. Geting 
away from your opponent could 
determine the outcome in a match. 

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Practicing their technique, the 
girls varsity eight rows down 
the Occoquan. Working hard 
during practice always paid off 
on race day. 

Just finishing their race at the 
Stokesbury Cup, the mens second 
eight slows down their rate. A 
feeling of relief was released as 
they finished and waited for the 

Beep-- Beep- Beep. It is six a.m. on a cold Saturday morning. There's nothing one would rather do than stai 

in a warm, cozy bed, but it is essential to get up and prepare for a full day at a regatta. Arriving at the boathouse at 
6:45, one continued to shiver while he put on yet another sweatshirt. They meet with the coach and find out that the 
race is at twelve o'clock. A long, fun-filled day is ahead. 

The teammates take the boat out of the racks and down to the dock. The coxswain gives the command to 
lower the boat into the water. The oars are placed in the locks, ready to be taken to the race course. Premonitions of t 1 
race fill the teammates' heads: the power and strength needed to start, and the stamina needed to make it to the sprint 
The dock at Sandy Run comes into view. 

O ne then walks through a trail down to the end of the race course. As they walk, they look out and see how 
beautiful the Occoquan looks this early. Everyone arrives at Gar-Field's spot and prepares to cheer the other boats on. 
"Go G-F! Go G-F!" 

Ryan Lee commented on the nature of crew, "It is more than just a game, it's a sport. It's not a single person, 
it's a whole boat working as one." 

Finally, eleven o'clock rolls around and one heads back to the dock. The boat begins warming up. Then it 
heads down to the starting blocks. They wait until the official calls for the boat to enter lane one. They enter the lane 
and wait for the count down. An official finally announces, "We have alignment, attention, go!" The boat jolts forwar 
with a burst of power. As the stroke settles into a strong steady pace, the coxswain yells words of encouragement and 
informs the boat that it is in third place. Only 500 meters to go, and one can hear the crowd cheering. It's time to 
prepare for the sprint. The coxswain yells, "Sprint on two! One, TWO!" As they pass they are in the lead, and in in tei 
strokes have won the blue ribbon! What a day!This victory pays off for all the sweat and hard work put into practice 
every day for three months. Regattas were every Saturday at Sandy Run on the Occoquan, with the exception of two S 
out of town races. This season, Stotesbury, was the most exciting and competitive. This competition with the whole 
East Coast, was what the rowing season led up to. Although most of the boats did not place, the girls' varsity eight 
made it to the semi-finals. Overall the team was satisfied with their season. 

"Pain is temporary, and pride is forever," could be heard from Pam Nabholz at every race. 

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Waiting in line by the docks the 
mens varisty eight prepares to 
put thier boat on the water. 
Often before races the tension 
mounted in the rowers minds. 

Sweating it out. Chrissy 
Richardson and Todd Youngs 
pratice on the ergometers. 
Ergometers provided good 
conditionuing and helped perfect 

Crew (Top to bottom, left to 
right) Coach Darrough. Pat 
Ferris. Chris Sorenson. Patrick 
McFarland. Matt Rosenberg. 
Jason Harvey. Andrew Broaddus. 
Ryan Lee. Coach Ferris. (Middle 
Row) Vikki Humenik. Ann Hermann. 
Pam Nabob. Bev Webster. Chrissy 
Richardson, Dana Wilder, 
Alexandra Lambert. Matthew 
SheriII. Chris Lopez. Todd Youngs. 
Robbie Wagner. Pedro Donate. 
Mrs. Ewing. (Bottom Row) Sarah 
Nebel, Catherine Linden. Valerie 
Leon. Leslie Sherill. Dhruthi 
Kalathia. Nicole Nicholson 

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Coach Hieft Mr. Wheeler, Cara 
Smith (manager), Amber Earp, 
Jennifer Hicks, Cassandra 
Estep, Jessica Stansfield, 
Tessa Morehouse, Kate Darn, 
Megan Parent, Lauren Miller 
Erin Lally, Coach Packard, 
Coach Knoeppel (middle) 
Keanna Scott-Victory, Roybn 
Herman, Martha Dunn, Leigh 
Ann Touchette, Kristin 
Bellando, Suzanne White, Valerie 
Dix, Allison Burton (front) Klicki 
Cloninger, Wendy McFarland, 
Tiffany Tomlinson, (Jasilia Hilios, 
Kristina Gibbons, Lindsie 


Coach Hiett, Mr. Wheeler, 
Rocco Galgano, Greg 
Bishop, Chris Kawasani, 
Lance Epperson, Kevin 
Stansfield, Tim Johnson, Pat 
Burke, Matt Miller, Shaun 
Johnston, Kenny Wells, 
Coach Knoeppel (middle) 
Sean Haselton, Kanwal Virk 
(manager), Chris dyer 
Jimmy Christie, Ryan Cogan, 
Damon Smuzynski, Mike 
Guilfoule, Jon McElwee, 
Geoff Yaroschak, Coach 
Packard (front) Robert 
Overman, John Ritchie, Tim 
Brulle, Steve Bamblmg, Mike 
Parent, Adam Bunn 

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As the 97-98 Gar-Field Swim Team gathered around the pool deck in 
early November, many changes had already begun to take place. The Indians 
had many new faces appearing on this experienced team. Practices, however, 
were run differently. 

"It was hard getting adjusted to weight-lifting before practice this 
year, I had to try not to kill myself," said Erin Lally. 

The swimming Indians opened the district season against crosstown 
rival Woodbridge. Gar-Field's teams just barely lost to the defending Distri ct 

"Working hard and staying in shape has helped us a lot. I think we did 
much better this year than in the past," commented Tim Johnson. 

An outstanding record by the boys made this the best year ever for the 


"Defeating Osbourn was my most memorable event this year; it was 
the first time we had ever beat them," remarked Damon Smuzynski. 

Being on the team required hard work, dedication and willing nes to 
attend weekly practices. Good sportsmanship and teamwork were also key 
components to the success of the swimming Indians. 

Being on the team gave each member the chance to suit up, dive in, and 
show what they could do in the water. 

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Doing the backstroke. Lauren 
Miller extends her arms to finish 
her lap. To be a good swimmer 
you need lots of determination 
and a love for water. 

Coming up out of the water. Leigh 
Anne Touchette takes a breath 
andperpares to complete her 
stroke. Swimming is a demanding 
sport that relies on strength and 
good lung capacity. 

Gracefully swimming the butterfly. 
John Ritchie stirves to get first 
place. Many swimmers have to 
depend on upper arm strength to 
help them through the water. 

Freparing to re-enter the water. 
Sean Haselton throws back his 
arms to better his stride. The 100 
yard butterfly was one of the 
hardest events, but the swimmers 
tried their best. 


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Preparing for her release move. 
Joyce Price adjusts her grip on 
the bar. Gymnastics requires 
each gymnast to perform one 
release move in their bar 

Warming up her bar routine, Jamy 
Smith thinks about her upcoming 
routine. The une ven parallel bars 
required a great amount of 
strength and technique. 


P Last year, Gar-Field's gymnastics team was the Cardinal District Champion for the second year in 
a row. This year the team hopes to win again for a triple crown victory. The team also placed third in the 
region for the second year in a row. The top two teams are state qualifiers, so Gar-Field has missed states ; 
by the skin of their teeth the last two years. 

"The last two years we've been successful in winning the districts, but at regionals we've placed 

I third. We hope to have a chance at going to states as a team this year," stated veteran Becca Smith. 

This year's team got along very well. Most of the girls on the squad have been competing together 
m since they were little. Cooperation, support, and team unity were key factors to the success of the team. 
They worked together as a team instead of trying to beat each other. That was a great contribution to the 
gymnastics team, especially since gymnastics is such an individual sport. Although there were hopes of 
individual state championships, the team's main focus was to qualify as a team. 

Coach Mickie Sullivan stated, "We have a really good chance this year, but it will still take a lot of 
hard work and dedication from the girls." 

Overall Gar-Field's gymnastics team had a great year, and they have a good future ahead of them.i 
Furthermore, the team has a couple bright stars, who will hopefully lead them to a victory. 

"I am so excited for districts. We can show our whole school how good we are, since districts are a 
home!" said senior Candice Sample. 

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Performing her floor exercise, 
Becca Smith gracefully poses 
before her tumbling pass. Posing 
gave the gymnasts time to take a 
breath before their difficult 
tumbling pass. 

Discussing their opponents, 
Kristen Anderson, Missi Neuman 
and Jamy Smith watch as both 
their teammates and opponents 
perform. Support was important 
factor a successful season. 



Darcie Pries ter Manager, Megan 
Poole, Joyce Price, Dorothy 
Bapple, Jamy Smith, Lydia Turner, 
Candiace Sample, Shannon Olson. 
Mickie Sullivan- Coach, Kelley 
Samanka, Becca Smith, Sara Tomlin, 
Joy Clemens. Kristen Anderson. 
Missi Neuman. Farrah Gleason 



As the school day wound down, Gar-Field students began to think about 
what they would be doing after school. Some may have been thinking about what 
time they had to go to work or what time practice started but they may have also 
been thinking about the club meeting that they would be attending. Although club 
participation may have been less prevalent this year than in years past, those indi¬ 
viduals that did participate were very adament about their activities. 

Gar-Field's clubs ranged from those that were academicaly oriented, like the 
Debate Club, to those that were community oriented, like the Leo Club. This broad 
spectrum of options almost guaranteed that those students who wanted to be 
involved found an activity that suited their needs. 

Some of the more competitive academically oriented clubs experienced new 
life as sanctioned high school sports. The "It's Academic" club was one of those 
and performed well enough to win the first season's Cardinal District title and 
advance to the state competition. 

Regardless of the activity, club members accepted the responsibility and 
dedication inherent in club membership. Attendence of weekly meetings and 
participation in club sponsered activities was necessary for the success of a club. It 
was also important for clubs to establish goals early in the year. The Key Club, for 
example, planned early in the year to contribute a percentage of their fundraising to 
its sponser's, the Kiwanis Club, progam to rid the world of the Iodine Defficiency 

Gar-Field's array of clubs give students the opportunity to invlove them¬ 
selves in activities that contribute to the wellness of the school and the community. 

In a scene of Thorton Wilder's “The Skin of 
oar T eef h, ” fhespians Dan Lagrone. 

Mariah Fore, and Mi he Raymond, perform. 
The drama dab presents two plays 
annually. The club also performs 
consis tently well in the One Act Play 
competitions and is this year's defending 
state champion. 

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The 1997-1998 It's Aca¬ 
demic Team had an extremly 
successful year. It was the first 
year that "It's Academic " be¬ 
came an official VHSL activity. 
With this, many changes took 
place, including new questions, 
new games and even new buzz¬ 
ers. With lasts year's county 
championship, this years team 
had a lot to live up to. "Gar-Field 
was the team to beat," boosted 
team captian Chris Townsand. 

The team met every 
Tuesday from 2:15 to 3:00 for 
vigorous practice sessions. They 
dedicated many hours to ex¬ 
panding their knoledge and try¬ 
ing their best to answer mind 
challenging trivia questions. It 
was nessary for them to strive to 
excel in areas ranging from 
mathematics to history. 

Their hard work and 
dedication was greatly re¬ 
warded. The team finished in 
second place on the telivision 
show It's Academic. Chris 
Townsend, Matt Smiley and 
Mike Novacek were selected to 
represent Gar-Field. They not 
only stood out 

academically but with their jack¬ 
ets, slacks, and ties on they were 
easily the best dressed team on 
the show that day. The It's Aca¬ 
demic team also finished with a 
record of 8-2. They were choosen 
to represent the CardnalDistrict 
at the state competition where 
they placed sixth. 

Model United Nations 
tought its members how the 
United Nations really worked. 
They learned valuable skills in 
areas such as cooperations, how 
to compromise, and teamwork. 

A big part being in 
Model U.N. is being able to 
speak in public. For many, this 
can seem scary and overwhelm¬ 
ing. The club had plenty of prac¬ 
tice through their experience in 
four conferences. 

The biggest conference 
attended was held at William 
and Mary for three clays. "The 
William and Mary conferance 
was a new experence for the club 
this year. We weren't sure how 
it was going to turn out but it was 
a success and Jared Mayers won 
for best delegation," com¬ 
mented Co-Secretary General 
Charles Caldwell. 

If s Academic 

(Left to Right)- Ms. Bitner. Ms. Cantwell. Jared Van Meter. Mike Novacheck, 
Chris Townsend, Matt Smiley, Carlos Moya, Sam LaGrone 


234 Clubs 

Bailing in. Matt Smiley callsout the correct 
ans wer. The team practices hard to become 
a successful varsity sport. 

Model Off 

(Top to Bottom. Left to Right)- Sabrina Hersi. Troy Alston. Mark Lopei. Nick Zimbro. 
Robert Whitney. Mustaf Hersi. Mr. Clark. Chris Dubois, Vincent Adriance. Jim Klapmust. 
Charles Caldwell. Darcie Driester, Angela Anderson, Roxmary Camacho. Nichole Cornell, 
\enndra James _ 

Winning their first ever it s Academic Champi¬ 
onship. Matt Smiley. Chris Townsend, and 
Mike Novachek contemplate the correct an¬ 
swer. This year is the first year that "It's 
Academic"has become a high school varsity 

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The year 1997-1998 
started off with the entertaining 
production of The Skin of Our 
Teeth. Leads Melanie Dionne, 
Charles Hilton, Danielle 
Johnson, Sam Lagrone, and Sara 
Blindauer gave a fascinating 
performance of Thorton 
Wilder's play. 

The Drama Club is not 
just about acting; its about sing¬ 
ing, dancing, stage crew, light¬ 
ing technicians, make-up artists, 
stage managers and most im¬ 
portantly the directors, Ms. Ann 
Martin and Ms. Lisa O'Hara. 
They make a great team. Their 
annual productions are thor¬ 
oughly enjoyed by all students. 

The talented members 
of the Drama Club rehearsed 
before each play everyday for 
nine to eleven weeks. "We re¬ 
hearse just as much as most 
sports teams, three hours each 
day for two or three shows a 
year. We may not condition, but 
rehearsal doesn't end at five or 
six. We have to go home and 
work there," senior Danielle 
Johnson commented about the 
amount of work that is put into a 

To reward their excel¬ 
lence and dedication, the Drama 
Club took a special trip to West 

End Dinner Theater to see Fid¬ 
dler on the Roof. The club had a 
great time. It felt good to get 
away from the stress of working 
hard for a performance, and it 
was a great opportunity to ex¬ 
plore more in their area of inter¬ 

"Gar-Field theater has 
dedication to excellence and 
good performances. Everyone 
tries their best. That's what 
keeps me coming back each 
year. I'll miss it when I leave," 
stated senior Charles Hilton. As 
the year came to an end, the club 
had to say good-bye to some of 
their very impotant cast mem¬ 
bers. Many of the seniors plan 
to continue studying theater in 
college to pursue their dream of 
becoming true performers. 

The Technology Stu¬ 
dents Association, was a club 
that built character and leader¬ 
ship in the students who partici¬ 
pated. Mr. Daney led the club 
through competitions on the 
district, regional, state and na¬ 
tional levels. The competitions 
ranged from robotics to build¬ 
ing wooden race cars. 

For Christmas, the TSA 
built toys for children, which 
was a major project for the year. 
Their creativity and skills paid 
off when they helped children 
during the holiday season. 

Drama dab (Front to Back Left to Rightf Spring Covington. Mike Fricke. Jessica Raskin. Barbara Bernard. Sari 
Blmdacier. Mariah Fore. Melanie Dionne. Ronnie 1 /anlowe. Jami A 'esse/. Leslie George. Carolyn Hilton. Jennifer Fllerbee. 
Travis Newcome, Ryan fhorstad. Day Newsome. Amber Farp. . Mirabelle Gayton. Jennifer Lewis. Kerry Johnson, j 
Diana Feloquin. Danielle Johnson. Roxmarry Camacho. Fmily Sorrena. Kate Feterlin. Renee . Joyce Brice. Mary 
Shoenborn. Geoff Comeley. Ryan Debney. Cart is Swift. Jim . Robert Kelly. Jim Clapmast. Daniel Cabrera. . Nicole 

Bralotte. Charles Hilton. Bethany Brackett. Kimberly Soatherland. Darcie Friester. Dan Lagrone. Chris Townsend. Joti 
Bacchus. Sam Lagrone. Curtis Turner. Matt Smiley. Kate Fancranz Robbie Buchard. Kristy Headley. Henri Harps. Kris j 
Hanrahan. Mike Fills. Stephanie Hooks. Fric Forter. Liz Gilbert. Fnn Smith. 

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Performing in "The Skin of oar Teath." Eric 
Porter and Melanie Dionne show off their 
acting talent. Crama requires dedicated, 
hard working students. 

Showing their dedication to Drama Club, 
members give students a "mini show "at a pep 
rally. Exaggeration is a key to humor and 

Working hard to help support the commu¬ 
nity, Alfonso Wright drills toys for needy kids. 
AroungChristmas time, thestadent's work is 
greatly appreciated. 

CIvlU 237 

Several clubs that were 
dedicated to serving our school 
this year were the Key Club, the 
Leo Club, and the Environmen¬ 
tal Club. The Key Club and the 
Leo Club were involved in many 
community oriented projects 
and activities while the Environ¬ 
mental Club focused on projects 
dealing primarily with the sur¬ 
rounding environment. 

The Key Club helped 
out community this year in 
many ways including the spon¬ 
soring of a Red Cross Blood 
Drive in November. "Working 
at the blood drive was a very 
worth-while activity. It was 
good to know that I could make 
a difference," stated Megan 
Westcott. Other activities that 
they participated in were bell 
ringing for the Salvation Army 
during the holidays, the Special 
Olympics, and many 
fundraisers. Their sponsor was 
Mr. Darrough, who teaches in 
the Social Studies department. 
The Key Club met bi-monthly. 

The Leo Club met once a 
month at an area nursing home 
where they played Bingo with 
the residents. "Playing Bingo 
opened my eyes to the many 

opportunities there are to volun¬ 
teer in our community," ex¬ 
pressed Martha Dunn. During 
the holidays they rang bells for 
the Salvation Army, and over 
Valentine's Day they surprised 
patients at Potomac Hospital 
with balloons. The Leo Club 
also participated in the Special 
Olympics, fundraising for the 
seeing and hearing impaired, 
and the Adopt-a-Spot program, 
in which they cleaned up litter 
from a designated spot. Their 
sponsor was Mr. Carr, a teacher 
at Potomac High School. 

The Environmental 
Club was sponsored by Biology 
teacher Mrs. Melton and Physics 
teacher Mrs. Slover. They par¬ 
ticipated in and sponsored 
many activities dealing with the 
local environment. 

Vice President Kristen 
Headley commented, " We 
helped out the environment and 
the community through several 
projects. Included in those were 
a clean-up of the creek behind 
the school this summer and 
helping out at a flooded refuge. 
Environmental Club projects 
were also a good way to gain 
Senior Service hours." 


Key uab 

(bottom to top. left to right)- Kristen Clapham. Yee Choy. Natasha Dram. Min Lee. Laaren Miller. 
Sanjana Khoobchandani. Elizabeth Motley. Michelle Dorer. Kristen Crabtree. Jason Matosia. 
Matthew Miller. Kristen Butler. Jessica Stansfield. Andrew Broaddus. Tamera Williams. VidyaKori. 
Taylor Jefferson. Catherine Lindon. James Chou Mr. Darrough. Carl Smith . Kevin Stansfield. 
Margaret T'owhnd BiandonSkeens 

233 Clubs 

The elderly waif for these young students to 
brighten their day. Richelle Rafield teaches 
this woman to play these games. 

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Devoting his free time to the environment 
and clubs Chris Townsend enjoys helping 
better the school and community. Chris 
spent three of his years at Gar-Field as the 
president of the environmental club. 

Proposing new topics, Sanjana 
ihoobchandam suggests a fundraising 
went for the Key Club. During Valentine's 
week the Key Club sold candygrams. 

Playing games with the elderly can make their 
day. Here, Jennifer Jeramias keeps this 
woman's sprints up. 

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Ask a member of Gar- 
Field's band to sum up their ex¬ 
perience in one word and they 
will inevitably say "family." As 
Nicole Brulotte, Drum Major, 
commented, "Marching Band is 
a lot of fun. We all become a 
family. Everyone really gets to 
know each other. I can't imagine 
it any other way!" 

Both bands and flags 
take an incredible amount of pa¬ 
tience, dedication, and disci¬ 
pline; this helps to distinguish 
Gar-Field as one of the best. 
Practice is hard, it often includes 
laps around the parking lot and 
push-ups. Even so, nothing can 
suppress their spirit. Quincy 
Ledbetter recalls one of his fa¬ 
vorite memories: "I remember 
the time when Miss Mackenzie 
had trouble getting the group's 
attention so I got their attention 
for her. She got mad and made 
me run a lap. But," he amends, 
"she's still all right with me. I 
don't think I could be as musi¬ 
cally inclined as I am today if I 
had never worked with her." To 
put together a show the band 
must perfect many technical 
skills including high mark time, 
and theboz and glide steps. Glad 

corps keep in form by perform¬ 
ing figure eights while spinning 
and tossing their flags. 

All this meticulous 
priming paid off in the long run. 
Gar-Field now proudly holds 
such awards as : Second place 
Flags and Percussion, Grand 
Champions for Best Overall Ef¬ 
fect in the Lee-Davis Tourna¬ 
ment, and First place Drum 
Major in the Lee-Davis Tourna¬ 
ment. Miss Mackenzie reported, 
"Band is where you have the sat¬ 
isfaction of seeing students 
transform themselves." 

Jazz Band has made 
many appearances throughout 
the area. They have performed 
at Fort Belvoir, appeared at 
Macy's for a holiday concert, and 
performed at business parties 
for Gecko's. Justin Bergo re¬ 
marked, "Jazz Band is a lot of 
hard work, but it is definitely 
worth it." 

From trips fo VA Beach 
to countless competitions, most 
agree that they would not quit 
for a moment. Leslie Allen 
summed it all up when she said, 
"You are happy that you did it; 
you have fun doing it; but you 
sure are glad when it is over." 

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Engle, A Xerscher, X Farrell M htar, H. Chambers. N. Brubtte, J. Gleason. L. Jones. L. Tidwel, E Cook L. Men. B. Vasques J, Welboume X Rodriguez. T. 
imj, B Brack M. Heist S. Fuffenbarger. J. Weathers, M hwad. 1. Montague H. Thompson, A Guillmete, R. Gogan. E Stamler. M. Gabbard A Baldwin C. 
olston, S. Hicks, J. Maldonado, T. McGill, 0. Day, M. Graff. M. Bcirett, G. McXenzie. C. Sullivan. M Renere, J. Hunter. S. Sekhon 

Standing at attention. Dante Holton is posed 
and ready to play. Concentration and atten¬ 
tion are essential to be a member of the 
marching band. 

Preparing to march, members of the March¬ 
ing Indians mentally go over the songs. This 
dab requires students to work together to 
create a wonderful show. 

Marching in sequence members of the march¬ 
ing band show off their skills. It takes years 
of dedication to be able to take part in the 
Marching Indians. 

Club* 241 

Most of the leadership 
in Gar-Field could be found in 
the Student Council Association 
(SCA) and the National Honor 
Society (NHS). NHS called for 
academic leadership and excel¬ 
lence while SCA focused on 
overall leadership skills and re¬ 

“Being an officer takes a 
lot of responsibility; the whole 
class depends on you to help 
make decisions that will effect 
them all," stated Senior Class 
President Keisha Pickett. The of¬ 
ficers of the class did have a re¬ 
sponsibility to their classmates 
as well as to the school. The 
Principal's Advisory Council 
consisted of officers from each 
class who came together to help 
make decisions for the school. 

The National Honor So¬ 
ciety consised of Juniors and Se¬ 
niors who had demonstrated 
outstanding academic abilities. 
Mr. Bunn sponsored this organi¬ 
zation full of respectable and in¬ 
telligent students. "It's really an 
honor to be a part of National 
Honor Society and a part of a 

group that's full of people who 
work hard and feel good grades 
are important, "Stated Robin 

Along with the basic of¬ 
ficers for each class, each first 
period class had an SCA 
representitive that they elected. 
These students attended SCA 
meetings and reported back to 
their class with issues that 
cocerned them. 

Both organizations pre¬ 
pared Gar-Field students for the 
future by encouraging leader¬ 
ship skills as well as determina¬ 
tion concerning academics. In 
addition to leadership abilities, 
SCA encouragedcooperation 
and team work. Officers had to 
work together to come up with 
ideas and needed to cooperate to 
get things done. 

While NHS focused on 
academic achievement, it also 
encourages hard work and dedi¬ 
cation in school. These skills that 
were learned prepared the stu¬ 
dents for the future and taught 
them about the factors involved 
with being productive and suc¬ 
cessful in life. 

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Dogbatse. Gia Dyke. Katie Garber. Mekada Sackey. Bree Sooth. Allison Richols. Mss Black. Chastity Evans. Rachel Dean Brandi Brinson 
Myra Franklin. Mike Guilfoyle. Troy Alston. Keisha Pickett. Mr Sawyer. Matt Smiley. CarIGnadt. Julie Omole Kevin Stansfeld Bruce 
Baumaamer,Geoff Yaroschak Keith Cambrel 


242 Club$ 

Showing off his school spirit. Matt Smiley 
dresses up for Wacky Wednesday. Spirit is a 
key to success here at Gar-Field. 

Showing their spirit at the Homecoming Pep 
Rally, Mike Guilfoyle and Gordon Burke wave 
the spirit stick. These members ofSCA show 
off their spirit at the Pep Rallies very well. 

HHS Officers 

(Left to Right) Chris Nalevanko, Robyn Herman, Erin Nicholson, 
Carolyn Wade 


Hanging oat after the induction ceremony 
for MHS. Cindy Anelli. Amanda Mouw, and 
Laura Vento are happy they were chosen. 
Being picked for this was a great honor. 


Clwb$ 243 

The arts of public speak¬ 
ing and debating are skills that 
are not easily acquired; however 
students participating in the fo¬ 
rensics and debate club learn 
quickly how to deliver a speech 
professionally, or how to per¬ 
suade a large audience. 

People fear public 
speaking more than they do 
death. For some, the feeling of 
getting up in front of a group of 
stangers is too overwhelming; 
the felling of hundreds of eyes 
and ears focusing only on you is 
a terrifying thought. Overcom¬ 
ing this fear is one of the main 
focuses of the Forensic club. 

Students learn tech¬ 
niques for overcoming the stress 
that comes with writing and de¬ 
livering a great speech. Every¬ 
one has heard the age old tip for 
public speaking; just picture 
your audience naked. Some¬ 
times even that doesn't work. 

Being prepared for giv¬ 
ing your speech is the biggest 
suggestion students have for 

those big speeches. But by join¬ 
ing the Forensics club one can 
learn how to give a big speach 
with out any nervousness at all. 

Gar-Field's Debate 
team focused on the art of argu¬ 
ing. Remaking diplomatically 
while arguing with someone 
else is sometimes a tough task, 
but with a little practice, 
debators learned tactics to de¬ 
bate others without using per¬ 
sonal attacks. Debators had to 
eloquently persuade judges to 
agree with their point-of-view 
while at the same time try to 
make their opponent's 
arguements seem invalid. 

Public speaking is a skill 
that helps one through out life. 
Few will go through life without 
having to speak to a large group, 
but forensics and debate clubs 
are ready. In fact, every tenth 
grade student is required to 
write, memorize, and give a 
speech to their English class, all 
without the aid of learning to 
debate and of the teleprompter. 

Debate dab 

(left to right)- Mike O'Leary, Mr. dark (sponsor) 

244 CIu.b$ 

Reviewing her lines, Tashia Bunch prepares 
for a competition at Woodbridge High 
School. It sometimes took students weeks to 
prepare for a single performance. 

In preparation fo an upcoming competition, 
Marlah Fore studies her speech. Mari ah 
chose to compete in the dramatic interpre¬ 
tation category. 

Doing a dramatic interpretation for the fo¬ 
rensics club. Matt Smiley incorporates skills 
he learned from drama. The forensics club 
traveled to other schools to compete in a 
regional meet. 

F orensics dab 

(left fo right)- Maria Fore, Rachel Dean, Tashia Banch, Ms. Davis, Erin 
Breeden, Natalie Wagner, Diana Schiripa 

Clxib$ 245 

Gar-Field offered 
many clubs after school where 
students could expand their 
knowledge and interest in 
many specific areas. The stu¬ 
dents who chose to, stayed after 
school to work or to get help 
with any subject they wished. 
Other students wanted to learn 
about a specific subject, such as 
Spanish or German. 

Students who were in¬ 
terested in working, helping, 
and getting help with certain 
subjects could stay after school 
for a program called peer tutor¬ 
ing. Many students liked the 
fact that they could work with 
students rather than teachers. 
Peer tutors felt that this pro¬ 
gram was very successful. They 
felt satisfaction in knowing that 
they passed on their knowl¬ 
edge to students who needed 
help understanding subjects 
such as Math, English, Science, 
or History. 

Other students just 
wanted to learn the different 
cultures and languages of other 
countries. To do this, students 
could join one of the foreign 
language clubs. The two most 
popular foreign language clubs 
were Spanish and German. 
This year the Spanish club. 

headed by Mr. Ferrara, went to 
see a Flamenco show, and had 
fiestas (Spanish parties). Nicole 
Brown stated, "I enjoyed the 
Spanish club because I got to 
meet new people, learn about 
different foods, and enjoy 
many different kinds of enter¬ 
tainment." Another activity the 
Spanish club enjoyed was eat¬ 
ing at the authentic Spanish res¬ 
taurant. The Spanish club was 
well liked and well enjoyed by 
many Gar-Field students. 

Some Gar-Field stu¬ 
dents wanted to learn about 
German culture. The German 
club, headed by Mr. Bailey, met 
once a month to talk about the 
German culture, play games, 
and sing songs. One of the 
many activities the German 
club enjoyed was the Oktober- 
fest. This festival included all of 
the high schools from the 
county. They met at Locust 
Shade Park and competed in 
German games. Another activ¬ 
ity the students looked forward 
to was the Mayfest, also known 
as the German state conven¬ 
tion. The German club con¬ 
sisted of about sixty people 
which made it a well liked club 

at Gar-Field. 






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The Spanish dab gathers for a picture. 
Foreign language clubs helped s tadents l 
prepare for foreign travel and better then 
understanding of new cultures. 


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Mr. Ferrara goes over his notes for the Span¬ 
ish Club meeting. This foreign language club 
allowed students to further their cultural 

Waiting for his classmate to come to peer 
tutoring. Justin Wilson goes over his notes. 
The relaxed aptmosphere provided good 
working conditions for students to work 
on their homework. 

These students take advantage of the tu¬ 
toring time after school. Getting help from 
peers seemed to be very beneficial to many in 
learning new material. 

Being tutored by someone who is not only 
a peer, but also a friend helped many 
students. Sara Smith and Jennifer 
Lopretto assist each other in learning new 

Clubs 247 

The step team was 
known for dazzling their audi¬ 
ence with their hands, feet, and 
style. For that reason they called 
themselves, "Essence." They 
performed at pep rallies and 
basketball games. 

A lot of their perfor¬ 
mances were for a good cause. 
Essence performed at middle 
schools and at lunch during 
Black History Month. The team 
also decided to host their own 
competition on February 12, 
1998, in which they invited other 
schools to come and compete. 
Senior Akofa Dogbaste had to 
say, "This year has been the most 
productive and promising year 
since the step team has been es¬ 
tablished. I have been on the 
step team for four years now, 
and we have always had our fun. 
Some years have been better 
than others, but I know as I'm 
leaving the school this year, step 
is one of the few things I'll miss." 

Dreams was designed 
to give students a chance to 
openly speak their minds. It also 
served as a safer alternative to 
keep students off the streets. 
They extended a helping hand 

to the community by visiting 
homeless shelters and helping in 
the early spring. Sharvon 
Bennett commented, "Dreams is 
a good activity to get into after 
school. Dreams has some posi¬ 
tive aspects about life. It's a fun 
club and we do a lot of things for 
the school and our community." 

In February both 
Dreams and the African Ameri¬ 
can History Club (AAC) went to 
the Black Wax Museum to honor 
Black History Month. Dreams 
also came out with their own 
magazine. The magazine, titled 
D.R.E.A.M.S., highlights the 
club and displays their pride in 
their activities. 

The AAC has more of a 
culture appeal. Their agenda 
included meetings on every 
Thursday, as well as trips, lec¬ 
tures, and dances. In an effort to 
raise money they held a fund¬ 
raiser that entailed taking pic¬ 
tures and putting them into a 
heart-shaped grame for 
Valentine's Day. John Hayes 
said, "I look forward to learning 
about cultures on field trips and 
have enjoyed experiencing new 

Daring Red Ribbon week. Dreams member 
Tashia Bunch passed oat stickers. These 
stickers and ribbons represented a drag- 
free lifestyle. 

Practice makes perfect for the s tep dab. The 
step program became a poplalar club for high 
school students. 

Performing in front of a crowd for the first 
time, the step club concentrates on getting 
the steps right. Timing was vital in the step 

24 & CJub$ 

Step club members show their stuff in front 
of the entire school. Ferforming at the pep 
rally prepared the club for upcoming compe¬ 

Sherie Tribble reads a book while waiting for 
friends. The novel. The Colon Purple, was an 
inspiring account of a young girl and her 

; i Step Gab 

f Back, left to right) Mr. Jones. Ahofa Dogbatse. Gia Dyke. 
Jayran Holeman. Andria Chambers, Felicia Price. Juke Omole, 
Syreeta Fletcher, Sharidah Taylor. Jasmah Stewart, Tia Jeffress, 
Shahmar McKeithan, IngndLott, Tamika Brooks, Diann Whitaker, 
Wbonee Jones, Naftla Ama DanKwah 

Cl\ib$ 249 


Preparing for the future 
has been a major part of many 
Gar-Field students' lives. Many 
students have joined clubs such 
as FCA, FHA, and FBLA to in¬ 
sure that their future goals will 
be obtained. 

Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes, FCA, is an organized 
club that lets students have a 
chance to get together and per¬ 
form activities that will better 
their lives and other people in 
the community. "Being able to 
talk and share my feelings and 
beliefs with other people, as well 
as have fun in the process is the 
whole reason I enjoy going to the 
FCA meetings", said senior Tay¬ 
lor Jefferson. During Christmas 
they sponsored a family that 
needed assistance over the holi¬ 
days. Also, every first Wednes¬ 
day of the month about twenty 
students get together in the 
morning to pray as a group be¬ 
fore the school day begins. Ac¬ 
tivities such as these are ways in 
which the students can better 
their lives and people in the 

Another dedicated club 
that Gar-Field students are in¬ 
volved with is the Future 

Homemakers of America. This 
is a community service organi¬ 
zation in which the club does 
different projects each month to 
better the community. This has 
been a very successful year. 
They helped the community in 
such ways as making party fa¬ 
vors for the Pediatric Ward at 
Potomac Hospital and they are 
having a Child Abuse Aware¬ 
ness month in April. 

A club that promotes 
career awareness and future 
leaders for the world is FBLA. 
The meetings are jam packed 
with discussions with local busi- 
ness owners, competitions 
whcih test business and com¬ 
puter skills and Fundraisers. 
FBLA did an Adopt an Angel 
charity for Christmas. Each 
member purchased gifts for four 
children, ages one through 
twelve. It was successful with a 
total of forty-eight gifts. Future 
plans include a trip to a dinner 
theater in the Spring. 

Taking a break from roller skating. Laura 
Stockman and friends sit and pose for a pic¬ 
ture. FttA takes field trips around the commu¬ 

Making sure the children are having fun, the 
Future Homemakers of America carefully make 
sure they are also safe. Child rearing is a 
major role of homemakers. 

Ticking partners for a scavenger hunt. Leah 
McBride. Diana Bailey. Nicole Brulotte and 
friend decide who they will work with. The 
FCA does many activities to help get to know 
new people. 

250 Clubs 

-ofare Homemakers of America 

'Front to Back, Left to Right) 

Icistma Denney, Vivian Cannins. Jeannine Denney. Jeanette Denney. Fina Aguilera. 
: agena Smith. Laura Stockman. Latonya Weatherspoon, Courtney Fainter. Erin 
Taylor. Gwen Bricker. Angela Shipley. Jeanette Swift. Michelle Faitan, Helen Sako. 
Jhristina Ftutz Michele Zander. Leslie Barbout, Bridgett Harris. Kania Slaughter 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
(Front to Back Left to Right) 

Cara Tomlin. Nicole Brolotfe, Diana Bailey. Leah McBride. Amber 
Farp, Dave Day, David Jones. Rath Zirkle, Robyn Herman. Michael 
Barrett Joey Williams. Alan Baldwin. Carl Gnadf. Joe Rakes fraw, 
Charles Caldwell 

c afare Business Leaders of America 

Front to Back. Left to Right) 

Jherry Lawson. Jared Myers. Megan Gagnon. Brandi Brinson. Turcores Turner, 
Caroline Wade, Heather Coles. Nicolt Cuttino, Michael Fricke. Nana-Ama Fankway. 
Andria Chambers. Lorn Rivera. Chris Rice, Spring Covington. Nikki Brown. Beatrice 
Willie. Traci Beale, Mrs. Chapman. Erin Taylor. Julie Omole, Akofa Dogbaste, 
Heather Murphu, Marcus Hendon 

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Reach for the stars and always follow your 
heart and you will succeed in whatever 
you do. We are very proud of you and love 
you very much. 

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We are so proud of you, 
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and your dedication to 
your music. Followyour 
dreams and keep a 
tune in your heart—the 
best is yet to come! 

We love you. 

Mom, Dad, and Michael 

Dear Josh, 

We thank the Lord for the 
wonderful gift we have in 
you. You are a special person 
who enjoys life, laughter, and 
people. We are very proud of 
you and love you more than 
you will ever know. 

Dad, Mom, 

Rachel, Jon, and Gabby 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. 

. . in all your ways acknowledge Him 
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Proverbs 3:5-6 


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We are so 
proud of you! 
Our Prayers 
will always be 
with you. 


Mom , Dad & 

Robyn Lynnette, 

Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful. . . 
we can't believe what God has done, 
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very lovely. 

"And whatever you do, whether in word or 
deed do it all in the Name of the Lord 
Jesus, giving thanks ..." Col. 3:1 7 

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"They will walk with me, dressed in white 
for they are worthy. He who overcomes, 
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life, but will acknowledge his name before 
my Father and his angels." Rev. 3:4 Jesus 

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Nicole , 

"When someone placed 
you in my arms. The 
crying stopped. Your 
eyes melted through me. 
Forming a bond so 
strong that nothing can 
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I am so proud of you. 

You did it! 

Love Always, 



Well the BIG day is finally 
here! It seems like only 
yesterday you started pre¬ 
school and now today you are 
graduahng. Time has slipped 
by so fast. Please make the 
best of each day! You will 
succeed in al you do because 
of your strong will! The most 
important thing of all to 
remember is "We love you 
very much." 

With all our love, 

Mom , Dad, Leslie, Ahhy, & Precious 

"Remember the Lord in 
everything you do, and 
He will show you the 
right way." Pr 3:6 



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you begin the next chapter of your life, 

Mom, Dad, and Carol 

Dear Nicole, 

We thank God for allowing us 
the privilege of being your 
parents! You are a beautiful 
person inside and out and we 
know God has something very 
special in store for you. 
Congratulations on a job well 
done. Whatever you do, 
whether in word or deed, do 
it all in the name of the Lord 
Jesus, giving thanks to God 
the Father thru Him. Col 3:17 
We love you! Mom and Dad 


Thanks for always being 
there for me to lean on. 

You're the best big sister 
anyone could ever have. 

"Trust in the Lord with all 
your heart and lean not on 
your own understanding; in 
all your ways acknowledge 
him and He will make your 
paths straight." Proverbs 3:3- 

Love you, 



Nicole " Nicci" 

Whatever I've 
called you in the 
past—Nic, Cole, 
Baby Shugs, 
Princess, Bubba, 
and Boo Boo—I'm 
now proud to call 
you a 1998 Gar- 
Field Graduate! 


You've come through the 
12 required years and 
now are going to decide 
what you want ot do with 
your life. My wish for 
your future is that you will 
always "be happy." I 
know that Big Dad would 
be proud of how his 
"Baby Doll" has turned 
into a lovely young lady— 
but remember that you'll 
always be my "Little S!" 
Love always. 


Loves her 

You've been my "buddy" 
and my life for 1 7 years. 
Your warm, caring nature, 
radiant smile, and 
"Garrett" sense of humor 
have touched many 
people. If your accom¬ 
plishments inthe future 
give you the joy you've 
given my in the past, then 
I know that my "Evil Eye" 
has worked. Do your 
best, my darling, for you 
truely are my "only Trea¬ 

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end of an era, it's also the 
beginning of the rest of your 
life. I look forward to our 
future together. Congratula¬ 
tions on all of your accom¬ 
plishments. I'm proud of you, 
and I love you with all of my 


Dimitrios Konstantinou 
Class of 97 

Dear Packy, 

Congratulations on your 
completion of school. You 
should be proud of yourself 
not only for your school 
accomplishments, but for your 
qualities of compassion, 
caring, understanding, and 
self-worth. These qualities 
will carry you a long way and 
will assure you of a successful 
life. With our love. 

Mom, Paige, Wendy, and 





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Simba," said his ^ 

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circle of life. Remember who you are ... 
The Lion King: Disney 

You are our Princess! We Love you! 
Mom, Dad, Melissa, and Mallory 

Dear Neda, 

From the day you were born until 
now, you have given us great pride 
and happiness. We are proud to see 
you have grown into a successful 
mature young woman. Your caring, 
honest attitude along with your great 
smile has helped you suceed in life. 
Throughout these years, you have 
shown such great qualities and have 
become a responsible person. We 
know you will succeed in coming 
years. Congratulaions on your 
achieverunents and endeavors. We 
love you very much. 


Mom, Dad, Negin, and Neema 

Congratulations Katie! 

You're ready to go on to 
bigger and better things. 
You've waited so long to be 
here. You're ready Katie. 
You're going to do wonder¬ 
fully creative things ”out 
there" and as always we're 
behind you all the way. 
You've made us proud honey! 

Mom and Dad 


I am so proud of you! 

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will succeed in whatever 
you set your mind to. 
Your know that I will 
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Your BIG Sis, 


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[ ments. Thank you for all 
your hard work, discipline, 
and determination. You are 
truly a special person and 
daughter. Our love and 
support will always be 
something you can count on. 
Congratulations 1998 gradu¬ 

Love, Mom and Dad 


Congratulations on your graduation. Good luck with 
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Mom and Dad 

Melissa r 

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for all these years. Now we must learn to let go, to trust you to 
take care of yourself. 

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yourself as the wonderful unique person that you are, then we can 
step aside knowing you're in good hands. . . your own. 


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Britain and the world bid farewell to Diana. Princess of Wales, on a 
sparkling September morning with a grand tribute rich in pageantry. Since 
her death in a car crash in Paris a week before, the country had witnessed 
an astonishing outpouring of grief that forced a repentant monarchy to 
join the kind of fall celebration of Diana s life that the millions of people who 
flooded into London demanded. 


Abel, Jason 94, 204, 205 
Abraham, Carla 94 
Acevedo, Jessica 94 
Acheampong, Augustine 

Acosta, Derek 94, 202 
Adams, Elizabeth 94 
Adams, Taryn 94 
Adamson, Jamen 53 
Addison, Darren 94 
Addo, Sandy 21, 94,151 
Addo, Stephen 53 
Adriance, Vincent 235 
Aguilera, Fina 251 
Aguilera, Gina 94 
Ahern, Mr. Michael 139, 

Ahmad, Maryam 94 
Ahmed, Barkat 94 
Akinlotan, Omolara 53 
Akinlotan, Omowumi 94 
Aleo, Mr. Chris 139, 182, 

Alexander, Djann 94 
Alikhanthriz, Sanaz 94 
Allen, Antoine 94 

274 Index 

Allen, Brandon 94 
Allen, Dustin 94 
Allen, Leslie 94,176 
Alston, Troy 94,153, 235 
Alter, Adam 94 
Altizer, Caitlin 94 
Alvarenga, Jorge 94 
Amaya, Justin 94 
Ambrose, Kristopher 94 
Amentler, Amanda 94 
Amouhashem, Saloumeh 

Anderson, Amanda 94 
Anderson, Angela 94, 235 
Anderson, Brian 53,80,195 
Anderson, Ivory 94 
Anderson, Jonathan 94, 

Anderson, Joseph 53, 204 
Anderson, Kristen 94, 231 
Anderson, Michael 53, 73 
Anderson, Mr. Gary 137, 

Andrews, Aaron 94,104, 
220, 216 

Andrews, Victoria 94 
Andriance, Vincent 94 
Anelli, Cynthia 94,155 
Anelli Jr., Joseph 53 
Angell, Brian 94,108 
Anthony, Tiffany 94 
Antio, Karen 94 
Anzzolin, Natalie 53,167 
Apple, Darin 94 
Arango, Rebecka 94 

Archer, Zane 44 
Ardis, Thomas 94 
Armesto, Alberto 94 
Arnez, Denis 94 
Arnold Jr., Alphonso 94 
Asante, Albert-Phill 
94,162, 204 
Asia, Tyrone 94, 216 
Asin, Yvis 94 
Askew, Julian 94 
Atkins, Joshua 94 
Auandee, Justin 94 
Augustoski, Andrea 94 
Augustoski, Rickey 94 
Auman, Katie 29, 53 
Avendano, Luis 94 
Aventino, Kristine 94 
Avera, Alice 94 
Awwad, Emad 80 
Aw wad, Suhad 94, 210 
Ayazi, Muska 53 
Ayers, Micheal 94 
Ayubi, Makiz 94 

Babin, Micheal 94 
Bacchus, John 53, 236 
Bachmann, Nicole 94 
Badie, Davonta 94 
Baez III, Armando 94 
Bailey, Byron 246 
Bailey, Christine 94 
Bailey, Diana 43,94, 215, 

Bailey, Megan 19, 94,116, 

Bailey, Mr. Byron 138 
Bailey, Sarah 94 
Bailey, William 94 
Baker, Courtney 24, 94 
Baker, Jeffery 94 
Baker, Mr. Larry 139 
Baker, Precious 94, 218 
Balanga, Roland 94 
Baldwin, Alan 251 
Baldwin Jr., Alan 94 
Balz, James 94 
Bambling, Steven 94, 228 
Banning, Mark 94 
Bao, Rasmey 94 
Bapple, Dorothy 94, 210, 

Barany, Heather 94, 206, 

Barany, Jennifer 94, 206, 

Barb, Stephen 97 
Barber, Joshua 97 
Barbour, Ms. Leslie 143 
Barbout, Leslie 251 
Barefoot, Jeffery 53 
Barekzai, Haris 97, 216 

Barger, Darrell 53 
Barker, Angela 97 
Barker, Ryan 53 
Barley, Mrs. Connie 140 
Barlow, Brian 97, 200 
Barnes, Della 97 
Barnes Jr., Raymond 97 
Barnes, Kayla 6 
Barnes, Reteeka 53 
Barnette, Jason 97 
Barnette, Kelly 97 
Barr, Pamela 97 
Barragan Jr., Ignacio 97 
Barrett, David 97 
Barrett, Michael 97, 251 
Barrett, Mr. Paul 140,178 
Barrick, Steven 97 
Barron, Johanna 97 
Barton, Brian 182 
Bartron, Jennifer 53 
Bartron, Ryan 97 
Basnight, Harry 97, 210 
Basnight, Neeah 97 
Bass, Amber 53,97 
Bassett, Mr. Brian 139, 203 
Basso, Traci 97 
Bates, Brandi 97 
Bates, Ramona 97, 200, 


Bates, Ramona, 196 
Bates, Wendy 97 
Battle, Richard 97 
Baumgartner, Bruce 40, 

53, 90,185 
Bayley, Christina 53 
Bayliss, Brooke 52, 

Beale, Latoya 97 
Beale, Ms. Darla 136 
Beale, Traci 251 
Beamon, Nikia 97 
Beavers, Kimberly 97 
Beavers, Latoya 97 
Beavers, Tiffany 97 
Bedeau Jr., Lawrence 

Bedford, Jami 53, 69,212 
Bell, Chavon 97 
Bellando, Kristin 53, 228 
Belt, Danielle 97, 210 
Belt, Traci 97 
Benderoth, Keith 53, 

75,87 185 

Benedix II, Walter 97 
Bennett, Charles 97 
Bennett, Cynthia 97,169 
Bennett, Sharvon 97, 248 
Benoit, Kristopher 53 
Benoit, Michelle 53 
Benton, Christian 97, 202 
Benton, Monica 97 
Bergo, Justin 97 
Bernard, Barbara 53, 80, 

86, 236 

Bernard, Stephanie 97,104 
Bernardi, Amber 97 
Berntzen, Emma 97 
Berrios, Karla 53 
Berryman, Donta 97 | 

Besser, James 53 
Besser, Jason 97 
Betancourt, Isabell 97 
Bethea, Annette 97 
Bethea, Jennifer 97 | 

John Denver, whose optimistic songs captapulated him tofameduring the 
1970's, died instantly when his experimental plane crashed into Monterey 
Bay in California on October 12.1997. 

•1 The Verve Pipe is an incredible rock/pop/alternative band from Fast 
Lansing. Michigan. Their first single. "Photograph ", received a lot of air 
time and became a fairly big hit. Bat its success cannot be compared to 
their latest single. "The Freshman." 

Betteker, Todd 97 
Bhargava, Sorabh 97 
Bhargava, Sorabhi 97 
Biddle, Adam 97 
Biegel, Benjamin 97 
Biller, Heather 97 
Bindra, Mrs. Sue 139 
Bishop, Amber 97 
Bishop, Gregory 97, 228 
Bishop, Mrs. June 139 
Bishop, William 97 
Bittner, Mrs. Jean 139,234 
Bixon, Alyse 97 
Black, Leon 91, 53 
1 Black, Ms. Ann 139 
Blackette., David 43 
Blackshear, Sophia 97 
Blain, Nicholas 97, 202 
Blanchette, Amanda 97 
Blandford, Jennifer 97, 

Blandford, Renea 32,53, 


Blindauer, Sara 87, 53, 236 
1 Blondet, Ricardo 97 
Blount, Jomaine 97, 212 
Blount Jr., Joseph 97,202 
Blount, Kirsten 196 
Boatwright, Jessica 97 
Boatwright, Victoria 97 
Bobolia, Rachel 97, 218 
Bock, Jennifer 97 
Boese, Melissa 97,146 
Boese, Ryan 97,131 
Boland, Tracey 97 
Bolling, Jared 97 
Bomar, Adam 97,182 

Bomar, Amanda 53, 61, 

Bonaparte, Nolan 97, 202 
Bonilla, Charlene 53 
Bonta, Stephanie 46, 97 
Boom, Kelley 97 
Boom, Kelly 190,191 
Boone, Richard 97 
Booth, Brianne 97,98 
Booth, Jeremy 98 
Booth, Jessica 98 
Borrayo, Martha 53 
Bosch, Edward 98 
Bostick, Francise 98 
Bostick, Janet 98 
Bosworth, Brina 202 
Bosworth, Gregory 53 
Bosworth, Kevin 98, 224 
Bouchard, Elliott 98 
Bouchard, Robert 53,83, 
183, 236 

Bouford, Jessica 98 
Bowes, Amanda 98 
Bowes Jr., David 98 
Bowie, Ramona 53, 58 
Bozo, Ms. Rosemary 137 
Brack, William 53 
Brackett, Bethany 98, 236 
Bradford, Kate 95, 98,108 

Bradley, Garvin 98 
Bradley, Latoya 46, 98 
Bradshaw, Jeremy 98 
Bravo, Ana 97,98,180 
Brebner, Kristin 98, 210 
Brechtlein, Frances 98 
Breeden, Erin 98, 214, 215 


Breeden, Jeffery 53 
Breeding, Katherine 98 
Breidenbach, Sarah 98 
Brent, Ashly 98, 210 
Brenzovich, Mr. Thomas 

Bresnahan, Megan 98 
Brewton Jr., Barry 98 
Bricker, Mrs. Gwen 143, 

Bridges, Angel 98 
Bridges, Eric 53 
Brinsfield, Megan 98, 206 
Brinson, Brandi 53, 251 
Britt, Donald 98 
Brittingham, Bernard 98 
Brittle, Stacy 98,108,128 
Broaddus, Andrew 
53,61,157, 227 
Brock Jr., Donovan 98 
Brock, Sara 98 
Brohard, Mrs. Brenda 138 
Brooke, Patrick 98 
Brooks, Andre 98 
Brooks, Patrick 98 
Brooks, Tamika 98, 210 
Brooks, Tamir 98, 224 
Brown, Aaron 193 
Brown, Anthony 98 
Brown, Christopher 98 
Brown, Crystal 98,196 
Brown, Darryl 98,202 
Brown, Duane 98 
Brown, Dupree 98 
Brown, Jamon 98 
Brown, Janet 98 
Brown, Jennifer 97,98 
Brown Jr., Ronnie 98 
Brown, Kelvin 98 
Brown, Kristina 98 
Brown, Lee 98 
Brown, Michele 98 
Brown, Mr. Kevin 163, 220 
Brown, Ms. Wanda 140 
Brown, Natasha 98 
Brown, Ronnie 204 
Brown, Ryan 98,196, 200, 
201, 246, 251 
Brown, Tasha 98 
Brown, Timothy 98, 182, 

Brown, Tomeika 98,196 
Bruce, Robert 98 
Brulle, Timothy 98, 228 
Brulotte, Natalie 98,167 
Brulotte, Nicole 14,19,54, 
61, 236, 250, 251 
Brune, Christopher 24, 98 
Brune, Ryan 98,132, 185, 

Brunken, Ian 98 
Bruta, Barry 224 
Bryan, David 98 
Bryant, Dana 98 
Bryant, Daniel 54, 64 
Bryant, Eric 98 
Bryant, Ms. Linda 137 
Bryant, Rachel 98,103 

Bryce, Shannon 98 
Bucannon,Tonya 42 
Buchholz, Christopher 98 
Buckley, Christopher 98 
Budda, Alexandra 98 
Bugh, Erin 206 
Bulka, Ryane 54 
Bulmer, Michael 98 
Bunch, Tashia 98, 248 
Bunn, Adam 98, 228 
Bunn, Mr. Mike 139 
Burbage, Stefanie 98 
Burcham, Ms. Debbie 140, 

Buresch, Jaime 98 
Burke III, Gordon 54 
Burke, Jesse 98 
Burke, Jonathan 98 
Burke, Mia 98 
Burke, Patrick 98, 32, 228 
Burrell, Simeon 101 
Burton, Allison 228 
Bush, Aimee 101 
Bush, Erin 101 
Bush, Jessica 101 
Bush, Tabitha 101 
Bushey, Timothy 101 
Bushner, Amanda 101, 
132, 208, 209 
Bushner III, Roger 101, 

Bussard, Gary 151,162 
Bussard Jr., Gary 101 
Butler, Kristen 54 
Butler, Latonya 54 
Butler, Mechelle 54 

Cable, David 54, 88, 185 
Cabrera, Daniel 54, 236 
Cabrera, David 101 
Cacho, Kelly 101 
Cacho, Stephanie 54 
Cadman, Ms. Natalie 138, 

Cahill, Jennifer 43, 54, 

Cahill, Mrs. Maria 138, 


Calderon, Esther 101 
Caldwell, Charles 54,70, 
89, 234, 235,251 
Caldwell, James 101 
Camacho, Roxmary 32, 
Cambell, Andrew 101 
Cambrel, Keith 97,101, 


Cameron, Brandy 101 
Cameron, Christopher 54 
Cammock, Ms. Denise 138 
Campbell, Amber 101 
Campbell, Autumn 54 
Campbell, Charles 101 
Campbell, Derrick 204 
Campbell, Kimberly 54, 81 
Canning, Vivian 101,251 

Sheryl Crow grew ap in a rural community in Missouri. She picked up the 
guitar during her years of playing in rock bands in high school. Her lates t 
album. "Sheryl Crow ," spent over a year on the charts. 

Index 275 



First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton turned 50 on October 26.1991. She was 
the most famous of the female Baby Boomers. During her husband's first 
term as President, Hillary Clinton took a leading role in the health-care 
re form. She is now re turning to center s tage to begin a program on child 

Cantwell, Mrs. Geri 139, 

Canyon, Clinton 101, 224 
Canyon, Edward 101, 224 
Caoili, Carlos 101 
Caoili, Shelly 101 
Capps, Dustin 101 
Cardona, Katherine 101 
Carey, Lashawn 43, 54 
Carlisle, Joseph 101 
Carlisle, Justin 101 
Carney, Justin 101 
Caroling, Ms. Yuenger 145 
Carpenter, Kimberly 101 
Carper, Anithia 101 
Carr, Anthony 101 
Carr, Michael 101 
Carrano, Thomas 54 
Carrillo, Hilda 101 
Carrillo, Santiago 54 
Carrilo, Beatriz 101 
Carroll, Anita 101 
Carroll, Nicole 54 
Carson, James 14, 54, 88, 

Carter, Kiana 101 
Carter, Mark 101 
Carter, Shannon 101 
Cartwright, Katherine 44, 
54, 89 

Caruso, Michael 101 
Casby, Christopher 35, 54 
Caselli, Michael 101, 201 
Casilla, Janice 101 
Castel, Mitshuca 101,148 

Castillo, Ceetra 101 
Castrino, Mr. Chuck 139 
Catterton, Jesse 101 
Cavalier, Ms. Barbara 137 
Cecala, Jason 54 
Cedde, Joseph 55 
Centola, Ms. Mary Jane 

Cessna, Kenneth 101 
Chaffin, Patrick 101 
Chambers, Andria 101, 


Chambers, Lindsie 101, 

Chambers, Natalie 101 
Chambers, Nicole 101 
Chapman, Mrs. Coleen 

Chapman, Ms. Helene 140 
Chapman, Thomas 54 
Chappell, Joybeth 101 
Charles, Jose 54 
Charlton, Benjamin 101 
Chavis, Asia 54 
Chawla, Simran 101,190 
Chebou, Sandrine 28,101 
Cheshire, Mr. Melvin 139 
Childers, Brent 101 
Childers, Brian 101 
Chiles, Ms. Barbara 136 
Chittum, Christopher 54 
Chitwood, Amanda 101 
Cho, Ray 101,185 
Choe, Chin 101 
Choe, Peter 101 

Chou, Chenen 54 
Chowdhury, Suhail 28, 54 
Choy, Yee 28,46,101 
Christie Jr., James 101,228 
Chumley, Joann 101 
Chumley, Shasta 54 
Citizen, Craig 101 
Clapham, Kristen 101, 


Clapmust, James 236 
Clapper, Christa 

Clark, Brian 101 
Clark, Delvecchio 101,220 
Clark, Keith 101 
Clark, Melissa 101, 206 
Clark, Michelle 54, 212, 


Clark, Mr. Hunter 139, 235 
Clarke, Heather 101 
Clarke, Jonathan 54 
Clausson, Keith 101 
Clayberg, Rebecca 101 
Claybourn, Charles 101 
Claybourn, Stephanie 101, 

Clear, Johnathan 101,204 
Clemens, April 101, 231 
Clements, Nikeya 102 
Clemmons, Mr. Robert 

Clendaniel, Sarah 102, 

Clifford, Stephanie 102 
Clifton, Cassie 102 
Cloninger, Nicole 102,176, 

Clouser, Alexandra 102 
Cody, Aaron 99 
Coe, David 102, 210 

Coe, John 102 
Coffie, Abigail 21,102,108 
128, 210 

Coffie, Kyle 102 
Cogswell, Jennifer 102 
Cohen, Damien 54 
Cohill, Jennifer 102 
Cole, John 102 
Coleman, Ebony 54,190 
Coleman, Irene 102 
Coleman Jr., Robert 102 
Coleman, Willie 102 
Coles, Heather 52,54, 251 
Coles, Seneeka 102 
Collier, Kelli 102 
Collins, Angel 17,102 
Collins, Curtis 102,152, 

Collins, Kala 102 
Collins, Marshall 100 
Comley, Geoffrey 102, 201, 

Commander, Daniel 78, 

Concepcion, Christine 102 
Conklin, Kami 102, 111, 
186,187, 223 
Conklin, Shanna 54, 86, 

Conner, Brian 102 
Conner, Ryan 54 
Connolly, Jessica 102, 206 
Connolly, John 102 
Connolly, Nicole 102 
Conway, Aaron 102,185 
Conway, Carrie 102 
Conway, Kaleena 102 
Cook, Erica 54, 75,156 
Cook, Robertl02, 202 
Cook, Robyn 102 

Coons, Kirsten 102 
Cooper, Ebony 102 
Cooper, Joey 185 
Cooper, Jonathan 54 
Cooper, Michael 54 
Cope, Matthew 102,192, 

Copley, Aaron 102 
Coppersmith, Daniel 102 
Coppersmith, Michael 
102, 33 

Corbin, Mr. Tom 138 
Cornelius, Danielle 20,46, 

Cornelius Jr., David 

Cornell, Nichole 54, 235 
Cornell, Rebecca 102 
Cornick, Michael 102 
Cornwell, Katherine 102, 
111, 206 

Cornwell, Matthew 102 
Cotten, Sean 102 
Cottrell, Joe 102,224 
Coulter, Tanecia 102 
Couza, Nicole 182,183 
Covert, Mathias 102 
Covington, Cherena 102 
Covington, Spring 236, 


Cowder, Mark 102 
Cox, Nicholas 102,202 
Cozza, Nicole 102,104 


Crabtree, Kristen 56 
Cracchiolo, Crissy 102 
Craft, Holly 102 
Craft, Stacey 102 
Crider, Erin 102 
Crim, Mrs. Lallie 138 
Critelli, Louis 102 

The Spice Girls havejumped into superstardom, grabbing the adoration that comes with success. With only twc 
albums to their credit, the five young women took the world by storm with their saucy antics and innumerable 
shouts of "Girl Power." They got together in 199k and cut their first single a year later. Their album "Spice "Hi 
the charts in early 1997 and stayed all year. 

276 Index 

Crittendon, Alicia 102,196 
Crosby IV, Richard 102 
Cross, Benjamin 102 
Crowder, Mark 97,184, 

1 Crump, Michael 102 
Cryan, Mr. Bill 57, 85,137 
Cuellar, Natasha 56, 84 

2 ; Cuevas, Jemmy 102 

Cuff, Nevin 56 
Cuneo, Nicole 102 
Cunningham, Gabriel 56 
t 1 ) Cunningham, Katie 56 
Curfiss, David 68 
Curry, Crystal 56 
Custer, Mr. Jeff 140,196, 
199, 201 

Cutchin, Sean 102 
Cuttino, Nicole 56, 251 
l Cyphers, Brandon 27,102 
Czeh, Caitlin 102 

Daniels, Tabitha 102 
Dankwah, Maame 102 
Dankwah, Nana-Ama 102 
Dargan, Jacqueline 102, 
186, 218 

Dargan, Jennifer 218 
Darrough, Mr. Kirk 139 
Darson, Aaron 47 
Darter, Mrs. Vera 138 
Dasilva, Janeth 102 
Davies, Arlea 102 
Davies, Ms. Patricia 190, 

Davis, Alfred 56 
Davis, Amanda 102 
Davis, Chloe 105 
Davis, Jason 105 
Davis, Justin 105 
Davis, Meredith 56 
Davis, Ms. Jennifer 138 
Davis, Randall 185 
Davis, Stephanie 105 
Davis, Vincent 47 

Deleon, Allan 105 
Deleon, Nino-Carlo 105 
Delfyette, Octavius 105 
Delgado, Glenn 105 
Deloach, Frances 105, 201 
Deloney, John 105 
Deloney, Ryan 236 
Delrio, Mario 105 
Delucca, John 105 
Demory, Mr. Clarence 141 
Denney, Jeanette 251 
Denney, Jeannine 105, 251 
Denney, Justina 105, 251 
Denny, Elizabeth 56 
Deperini, Anthony 105 
Dertzbaugh, Timothy 105, 
182, 210 

Devine, Katie 105 
Devine, Kevin 105, 47 
Deviney, William 105 
Dewolfe, Lauren 105, 215 
Dibella, Lawrence 105 
Dickinson, David 56 

In one of the most competitive games in Soper Bowl history. John Flway and Terrell Davis led the Denver Broncos 
to a 31-21 upset over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII The Broncos ' first National Football League 
championship ended the American conference s 13-year losing streak in the Super Bowl. 

Da Silva, Jose 102 
Dabney, Antoinette 102 
Dailey, Kristin 102 
Dallek, Katie 102, 212 
Dallek, Mr. Roger 55,136, 

Daly, Mark 56 
Danes, Mrs. 139 
Daney, Mr. Kevin 92,141 
Daniels, John 102 

Davisson, Jessica 105 
Dawson, Aaron 56 
Day, David 105, 201, 251 
Day, Gary 12,105, 204 
Day, Joseph 105 
Day, Sherry 105 
Dean, Heather 105 
Dean, Kevin 204 
Dean, Leila 105 
Dean, Rachel 212,13, 56, 

Defonde, Stephanie 105 
Defreitas, Jason 105 
Degroat, Anthony 105, 

Delacruz, Rosaliza 105 
Del'Aguila, Erika 105 

Didion, Jason 105 
Dillard, Brian 105 
Dineen, Timothy 105, 224 
Dionne, Melanie 105,153, 
236, 237 

Dipaolo, Tamara 105 
Discala, Pheadra 105 
Dix, Darrel 105 
Dix, Valerie 105, 228 
Dixon II, James 105 
Dixon Jr., Christopher 

Dixon, Linda 105,159 
Dmold, Julie 46 
Dockery, Michele 105 
Dogbaste, Akofa 56, 248, 

Donaldson, David 105 

Donate, Pedro 105, 227 
Donis, Boris 105, 204, 224 
Dorer, Michelle 45,105, 

Dorms tetter, Mark 105 
Doss, Alicia 105 
Dougalewicz, Julie 105, 
206, 210 

Dove Jr., Alford 105 
Downing, Casey 105 
Dozier, Jeanette 105 
Drago, Anna 57 
Drain, Natasha 46,105,190, 

Draper, Tabatha 42,105 
Dubois, Christopher 
105,182, 235 

Duckworth, Jennifer 105, 

Dudley, Clifford 105 
DuLur, Mr. Devon 140 
Dukes, Shimeka 57 
Duncan, Tessa 105 
Dunn, Erica 57 
Dunn, Katherine 105, 228 
Dunn, Martha 22, 43, 
57,173, 228 
Dunn, Victoria 182 
Dunne, Patrique 105 
Duong, Lam 105 
Durr, Jeffrey 105 
Dutch, Tanisha 105 
Dvoroznak, Elizabeth 105 
Dyke, Gia 105 
Dzan, Heather 105 

Earp, Amber 105,159, 228, 
236, 251 

Easley, Lynda 57 
Easley, Martin 105 
Easley, Matthew 105 
Eaton, Brian 105 
Eaton, Justin 105 
Eaton, Michael 57 
Eaton, Paul 105 
Edens, Erin 105 
Edwards, David 105 
Edwards, Ernie 105 
Edwards, Jack 105 
Edwards, Lauren 105,107, 

Edwards, Lloyd 106 
Edwards, Mr. Chuck 132, 

Einsmann, Christopher 

El Nagdy, Sherif 106, 204 
Elder, Sarah 106 
Eldridge, Anthony 106 
Eldridge, Tony 42 

Eller, David 106 
Ellerbe, Jennifer 106, 236 
Elliott, Robin 106, 210 
Ellis, Crystal 106 
Ellis, Michael 106, 236 
Elmore, Bianca 106 
Elosser, Kimberly 106,176 
Elshafie, Youssef 57 
Elstob, Fiona 106 
Emerson, Danielle 106 
Engel, Kathleen 106 
Engel, Stephanie 106 
English, Kathleen 57 
Enyi Jr., Victor 106, 204 
Epperson, Lance 106, 228 
Erickson, Heidi 57 
Erickson, Thomas 106 
Escario, Glenn 57, 73 
Estep, Cassandra 106, 228 
Ester, Dequan 106 
Esteves, Erin 106 
Eto, Satoshi 106 
Evans, Benjamin 106 
Evans, Chastity 55, 57, 64, 
78, 89, 212 
Evans, Daniel 106 
Evans, Dionne 106,196, 

Evans, Donisha 106 
Evans, Nicole 57 
Evans, Robert 106 
Ewell, Chandra 27, 57 
Ewing, Mrs. Jean 144, 227 


Fadely, Justin 106 
Faitan, Michelle 251 
Fajfar, Katharine 106, 182 
Falknor, Kenneth 106 
Fallon, Lake 117 
Farahmand, Neda 8, 9, 57 
Farrell, Sean 106 
Farrington, Christopher 

Farrow, Angela 106 
Farves, Rashida 106 
Fast, Tracy 106 
Feliciano, Jose 106 
Fercovic, Paola 106 
Ferrara, Mr. Anthony 138, 
235, 246, 247 
Ferrell, Kevin 106 
Ferris, Mr. Brian 139, 227 
Ferris, Patrick 57,166, 227 
Fertsch, Scott 106 
Fiess, John 106 
Filipovich, Kassia 106, 212 
Fimmonds, Omar 106 
Fink, Jamie 33,106,186 
Finney, David 106 
Fitzgerald, Eddrick 47,106 
Fitzpatrick, Amanda 106 

Index 277 

The 11.000 residents of the Caribbean island of Montserrat witnessed 
first hand the devastation that a very active volcano can cause. The 
volcano belched ash and small rocks over several days in September. 

The Dave Matthews Band has demonstrated over the coarse of three 
albums and several years of extensive touring that it has staying power 
on the record charts. Combining elements of rock. jau. funk, folk, and 
world beat, the group is soalfull and subtle in its harmonies and rhythms. 
They had intended to come up with a “proper" name for the group, but the 
name stuck before they had time to change it. 

Gallardo, Miguel 109 
Galloway, Kathryn 153 
Galloway, Timothy 109 
Gandler, Inger 109 
Gannom, Stonie 109 
Garay-Ortega, Carlos 
Garber, Danielle 109 
Garber, Kathryn 9, 59 
Garcia, Carlos 109 
Garcia, Daniel 109 
Garcia, Derek 109 
Garcia, Elena 109 
Garcia, Giovani 109 
Gardner, Abigail 109 
Garland, Mrs. Martha 138 
Garrado, Miguel 182 
Garrett, Brian 59,168,169, 

Garrett, Megan 109,196, 

200 , 201 

Garrett, Mrs. Rosemary 

Garrett, Partrick 109 
Gaskins, Lisa 109 
Gaulke, Kirsten 109 
Gay, Ronald 109 
Gayles, Tyrone 109 
Gaytan, Nancy 59 
Gayton, Mirabelle 236 
Gee, Travis 59 
Geer, Suzzanne 59 
Genotti, Douglas 109 
George, Elizabeth 109 
George, Jessica 109 
George, Lesley 109, 236 
Gessessie, Matthew 109 
Gestrich, James 59 
Gherghis, Samuel 109 
Giarrizzi, Anthony 109 
Gibbons, Kristina 109, 228 
Gibson, Derrick 109 
Gibson, Latasha 109 
Gido, John 109 
Gido, Julia 21, 59 
Giglio, Carla 59 
Gil, Robert 109 
Gilbert, Elizabeth 109,190, 

Gillespie, Leonard 109 
Gittens, Andrew 109 
Glasbrenner, Jeromy 33, 

Glave, Brian 59, 209 
Gleason, Farrah 95,109, 

Gleason, Joshua 59 
Glufling, Carl 182,194, 


Glyer, Christopher 109, 


Gnadt, Karl 59, 251 
Goble, Mrs. Rita 139, 73 
Goffney, Megan 109 
Gogan, Ryan 109, 228 
Gogoll, Darcey 59 
Goldammer, Jennifer 109 
Goldammer, Jessica 109 

Gomes, Keko 109 
Gonzalez, Francisco 109, 

Gonzalez, Jose 59, 204 
Gonzalez, Raymond 47, 

Gooden, Shavonne 27, 

109, 223 

Goodwin, Katherine 109 
Goodwin, Tomika 59 
Gordon, Christopher 109 
Gordon, Monica 109 
Gordon, Ms. Della 138 
Gordon, Natyer 109 
Gore, Erin 109 
Goroum, Gregory 109 
Goroum, Melissa 13,14, 

Govan, Cameron 109 
Grable, Heather 109 
Gracias, Josue 109 
Graff, Michael 109 
Graff, Victoria 109 
Graft, Bob 59, 82 
Graham, Kendra 59 
Graham, Lauren 109 
Graves, Rachel 109 
Gray, Mr. Andy 220 
Gray, Nicole 59 
Green, Christopher 109 
Greene, Christie 109 
Greene, Kellie 109 
Greenfield, Pamela 109 
Gregorie, Mr. Pat 144 
Gregory, Mrs. Ada 143 
Gregson, Benjamin 59,193 
Gregson, Nicholas 109 

Greyson, Ryan 109 
Griffin, Kwasi 109 
Griffin, Olivia 109, 206, 

Griffin, Robert 109 
Griffin, Shannon 59 
Griffin, Terry 109 
Griffiths, Jennifer 109 
Grigg, Dominique 109 
Guilfoyle, Michael 37,40, 
44, 58, 59, 78, 79,194, 1 
195, 228 

Guilfoyle, Molly 110 
Guillen, Teresa 110 
Guilmette, Aaron 110 
Gupta, Karan 59 
Gvozdas, Arianne 110 
Gvozdas, Scott 110 

Fitzpatrick, Sean 106 
Fless, Kevin 106 
Flohr, Austin 22,106 
Flohr, Ginger 106 
Flom, Jennifer 9, 79,186 
Flores, Joann 106 
Flores, Nancy 74 
Flores, Nora 106 
Flores, Omar 106 
Flores-Roque, Marissa 106 
Flynn, Alison 106 
Fobes, Michael 106 
Fonseca, Ramiro 106 
Ford, Brian 106,157 
Ford, Erica 106 
Ford, Venture 204 
Fore, Mariah 148,153,159, 
232, 236 

Fortier, Roger 106 
Fortier, Sarah 106,186 
Foscue IV, Macon 106, 224 
Fossum, Amanda 106, 


Fossum, Paul 178,179 
Fountain, Marlon 106 
Fox, Christopher 106 
Fox, Michael 106 
Frank, Julie 106 
Franklin, Myra 106 
Franklin, Nikki 106 
Frasier, Carmen 106,190 
Frazier, Brooke 19,106 
Frazier, Melissa 106 
Frazier, Sean 106 

Haas, Charlotte 110 
Haber sat, Gweneveve 110 
Habersham, Anthony 110 
Habina, Jeffrey 110 
Hagan, David 110 
Hahn, Thomas 194,195, 

Hakenson, Ashley 110 
Hakenson, Sarah 110 
Hall, Amy 59, 73 
Hall, Armani 110 

Frederick, April 106 
Free, Natasha 106, 210 
Freeby, Shannon 106,132 
Freeman, Christopher 106, 

Frese, John 106 
Fricke, Katherine 106,127, 
181, 209 

Fricke, Michael 109, 236, 

Fritzinger, Matthew 109, 

Frock, Carolyn 109, 210 
Frontiero Jr., Anthony 109 
Fulp, Mr. Bill 142 
Furr, Sabrina 69, 89, 212 

Gaarde, Christopher 18, 

Gabbard, Marilynn 109 
Gagnon, Megan 109, 251 
Gaisie, Genette 109 
Gaitan, Michelle 109 
Gaithers, Mr. Rob 206 
Galgano, Nicholas 15, 24, 
47,109, 203, 224, 225 
Galgano, Rocco 17,18, 24, 
59, 228 

273 Index 

Mother Teresa was among the most well-known and highly 
respected women in the world in the later half of the twentieth 
century. Her selfless work with the needy brought her much 
acclaim and many awards. The died at the age of 3 7, of heart 
failure at her convent in Calcutta. 

Hall, Kadar 110 
Hall, Kevin 110 
Hall, Morgan 23,110 
Hall, Sahra 110,196, 200, 

Hallenbeck, Karin 110 
Hallie, Henry 154, 110, 204 
Ham, Gary 59, 204 
Ham, Tabitha 110 
Hamill, Mrs. Chris 139 
Hammond, Crystal 59 

I Hammond, Nikki 86 
Hamn, Robert 110 
Hanks, Arthur 110 
Hanks, Corina 59 
Hanna, Nicholas 110 
Hanrahan, Kristin 110, 236 
Hardee, Bradley 110 
Harding, Robert 110, 204, 

Hargis, Bryan 59 
Hargrove, Monica 110 
i Haritos, Marios 110 
Harley, Jamila 110 
Harlow, Tara 110 
Harmsen, Rex 110 
Harney, Trevor 110 
Harps, Henri 59, 90,183, 
204, 236 

Harrington, Jermaine 110, 

! Harris, Adrienne 110 
Harris, Bridgett 110, 251 
Harris, Ebony 110 
Harris, James 110 

Harris, Jennifer 110 
Harris, Joshua 110 
Harris, Keya 110 
Harris, Maurice 110 
Harris, Melissa 110 
Harris, Michael 110 
Harris, Tonene 59 
Hart, Jalonel 110 
Hart, Jason 110 
Hart, Matthew 110 
Hart, Todd 40, 59 
Hartlage, Gary 176 
Harvey, Jason 87, 227 
Haselton, Matthew 110 
Haselton, Sean 110, 228, 

Haskins, Lashea 110 
Hatcher, Lara 110, 210 
Haverinen, Elina 60 
Hawes, Rawls 110 
Hawkes, David 59, 60 
Hawkins, Jamar 110 
Hawkins, Michele 59, 60 
Hawkins, Nichole 104,110 
Hawkins, Sarah 55, 60 
Hayes, Carl 110, 224 
Hayes Jr., John 60, 248 
Hayes, Stephanie 110 
Haynie, Shannon 110 
Headley, Kristen 110, 236 
Hearn, Robert 110 
Hebener, Jonathan 110, 


Heckman, Bobby 110 
Heckman, Kenneth 110 

Heedick, Ms. Cherie 138 
Heffner, Candice 110 
Heim, Jessica 110 
Heinlein, Samantha 110 
Heminez, Jim 176 
Hendon, Marcus 251 
Hendrix, Shernita 59 
Henry, Aaron 110 
Henson, Mrs. Judy 138 
Hentin, Henry 60 
Herman, Robyn 59, 89, 90, 
159, 182, 228, 251 
Hernandez, Eric 68,110 
Hernandez, Heidi 110 
Hernandez, Jimmy 110 
Hernandez, Jose 59, 60 
Hernandez, Meyvi 110 
Hernandez, Sarah 60 
Herndon, Shanean 110 
Herrmann, Ann 110, 227 
Hersi, Mustafa 59, 60, 235 
Hersi, Sabrina 110, 235 
Hicks, Adam 110 
Hicks, Jennifer 15,110, 


Hicks, Kelli 55, 60, 67, 209 
Hicks, Michael 110 
Hicks, Stephanie 110 
Hiett, Ms. Cheryl 137 
Higgins, Gregory 110 
Hightower, Audrey 110 
Hilios, Vasilia 113, 228 
Hill, Crystal 113 
Hill, Daniell 113 
Hill, Jacklyn 113 
Hill, Larissa 113,169, 218 
Hill, Mary 113 
Hill, William 113 
Hillali, Yathrib 113 
Hillberry, Andrew 113 
Hillsman, Terrance 113 
Hiltibidal, Bryan 113 
Hilton, Carolyn 25,113, 

Hilton, Charles 25, 60, 70, 

Hilton, John 25, 28,113, 
Hines, Joel 113 
Hinton III, Henry 59 
Hinton, Phillip 113 
Hobdy, Bradd 47 
Hobdy, Braddrick 152,113 
Hocaoglu, Fatma 113 
Hodges, Thomas 113, 224 
Hoff, Ms. Cheryl 136 
Hoffman, Adam 44, 60, 79, 
83,192,193, 204 
Hoffman, Amanda 113 
Hoffman, Carrie 60, 74 
Hoffman, Melissa 113 
Hoffmann, Justin 113 
Hogan, Carlton 113, 204 
Hogan, Mr. Patrick 140, 

Holder, Gina 113 
Holst, Heather 113 
Holston, Christopher 113, 


Holston, Theresa 113 
Holt, Adrienne 113 
Holt, Mrs. Evelyn 139 
Holtan, Dante 60 
Holtzman, Heidi 60, 74, 

Hooks, Stephanie 60, 236 
Hooper, Anita 113 
Hooper, David 113, 220 
Hopkins Jr., Ganges 113, 

Horner, Brigitte 60 
Horner, Candace 113 
Horning, Coach 224 
Horrocks, Natalie 113 
Horsey, Leigh 113 
Horsey, Paul 113,167,176 
Hoskins, Christina 42, 113 
Hotaki, Karemah 113 
Houser, Kennan 60 
Howard, Joseph 113 
Howard, Kelvin 113 
Howard, Ms. Carrie 139 
Howard, Scottie 23 
Howell, Gregory 60 
Howes, Marc 113,176 
Hoxha, Elias 185 
Hoyos, Ruben 113 
Hubbard, Cora 20, 46,113 
Hubbard, Kenneth 60 
Hube, Jason 17 
Hudson, Daphne 113 
Hudspeth, John 113 
Huff, Denise 113 
Hughes, Brien 113 
Hultman, Linnea 113 

Humenik, Victoria 113, 


Hunko, Joel 60, 61, 73 
Hunt, Melissa 46, 60, 212 
Hunter, Amber-Nicole 113 
Hunter, Joseph 113 
Hunter, Joshua 113 
Hunter, Kevin 113, 216 
Hutson, Matthew 60 
Huynh, Dan 113 
Huzleton, Matt 224 
Hyman, Marcus 113 

Idle, Lani 113 
Ingram, Bret 113 
Ingram, Daniel 113 
Ingram, Mark 113 
Inkenbrandt, Paul 113 
Intharayaem, Hayley 113 
Irvin, Crystal 161 
Irvin, Krystal 113, 115,161 
Irvin, Shaun 113 
Ivy, Dr. Bob 143,160 

‘‘Tidal", the golden album by Fiona Apple spent more than a year on the 
Billboard’s best-selling chart. Fiona cut a demo tape while visiting family in 
Los Angeles. A music industry executive heard the tape. The rest is history. 

Index 279 

Country star Ti m McGraw, whose last two albums sold a combined 7 
million copies, built his career on a heartbreak ballad. McGraw recently 
became amillionare. married country music s Faith Hill, and had a daugh ter. 
His fourth album. " Everywhere ", reflects these changes in his life. 


Jackson, Angela 113 
Jackson, Christine 113 
Jackson, Davida 113 
Jackson, Derrick 113, 204 
Jackson, Fredericka 113 
Jackson, Gloria 113, 223 
Jackson, Jamel 61 
Jackson, Joaquin 113, 220, 

Jackson, Julia 113, 206, 207 
Jackson, Kristy 45 
Jackson, Ronald 113 
Jackson, Sherita 113 
Jackson, Yasmin 113 
Jacobson, Mathew 113 
Jaghori, Jason 113 
James, Brandin 113, 202 
James, Kendra 113,190, 

James, Satish 113 
James, Simran 113 
James, William 205 
Jamison, Howard 113, 216, 

Janes, Kristen 114 
Jansen, Ms. Dinx 136 
Jansen, Sarah 24, 44, 
114,186, 222, 223 
Jansen, Steven 24,114, 216 

Jaramillo, Juan 114 
Javier, Rafael 114 
Jaynes, William 114, 224 
Jefferson, Taylor 60,190, 
191, 250, 289 
Jeffress, Tia 60 
Jenkins, Alexander 60, 

204, 220, 221 
Jenkins, Kareem 114 
Jenkins, Lauren 17,114 
Jenkins, Tyrone 114 
Jeremias, Jennifer 114, 214, 

Jessie, Jessica 114, 206 
Johnson, Ashley 114,196, 

Johnson, Brandon 26, 60 
Johnson, Christine 60 
Johnson, Curt 114 
Johnson, Danielle 60, 70, 
183, 236 

Johnson, Erin 114 
Johnson, Gregory 114, 202 
Johnson, Halawna 114 
Johnson, Jasmine 114 
Johnson, Jerome 114,115, 

Johnson, Jonikka 114 
Johnson, Jwan 60 
Johnson, Kathryn 114,182, 
208, 209 

Johnson, Kerry 28,114, 

183, 236 

Johnson, Krista 114 
Johnson, Lamar 60 
Johnson, Michele 115 

President Bill Clinton was the first Democratic president in 60 years to be elected to a second term. His vice- 
president At Gore, was considered a very powerful vice president and was the president's closest advisor. Gore 
was considered a favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in the year 2000. However, a year after 
their re-election, both men were under scrutiny for finance violations. 

Johnson, Mr. Ed 139,141 
Johnson, Ms. Hannah 136 
Johnson, Nicholas 60 
Johnson, Sheena 96,114, 

Johnson, Stacey 107, 114, 
124,180,181, 206, 207 
Johnson, Steven 114 
Johnson, Timothy 60, 228 
Johnson, Tracey 60 
Johnson, Valerie 114 
Johnston, Sean 114,168, 
169, 228 

Jones, Alicia 114 
Jones, Danielle 114 
Jones, David 251 
Jones, Ebonee 114 
Jones, Ebony 114 
Jones, Erika 114 
Jones III, Robert 114 
Jones, Jennifer 114 
Jones, Jonathan 114 
Jones Jr., Carl 114 
Jones, Lillibeth 46,114 
Jones, Michele 114 
Jones, Mr. Thomas 143 
Jones, Mrs. Paulette 138 
Jones, Ms. Jennifer 137, 
Jones, Octavis 114, 224 
Jones, Richard 107,114, 


Jones, Ryan 114 
Jones, Sarah 114 
Jones, Stanley 114 
Jones, William 204 
Jordan, Mark 114 
Jordan, Scott 114 
Jordan, Takeithia 114, 219 
Joseph, Leon 114 
Joseph, Nathalie 114 
Joyce, Isaiah 114 

Juan, Anthony 114 
Jung, Alexandra 27, 45, 

Jung, Katherine 45,114 

Kablar, Ms. Irene 138 
Kalathia, Dhruti 114,120, 


Kaloko, Fuhard 114 
Kalvass, Leslie 114 
Kalvass, Virginia 114 
Kaneshiro, Krystal 114 
Kargbo, Alusine 114 
Kauo, Kalani 114 
Kawasaki, Christopher 


Kearney, Jennifer 114,182 
Keebler, Jamie 114 
Keith, Matthew 114 
Kelly, Dublyn 114 
Kelly, John 60 
Kelly, Ms. Janet 142 
Kelly, Robert 114,112, 236 
Kem, Sinett 12,14, 60,155 
Kemple, Shanetta 114 
Kendall, Sarita 14, 24,114 
Kendall, Shalonda 114 
Kendall, Shamika 12, 60 
Kennedy, George 114 
Kennedy, Sean 114, 224 
Kerns, Jeannette 182 
Kerscher, Andrew 114 
Kersh, Kathryn 60,168 
Kershner, James 114 

Kesner, Andrea 114 
Kessel, Jami 60, 236 
Khoobchandani, Sanjana 
60, 289 
Ki, Alice 114 
Kim, Andrew 114 
Kim, Jung-Sun 114 
Kim, Kook-Bong 114, 216 
Kim, Kwan 114, 224 
Kim, Thomas 114 
Kimball, Maurice 114 
Kimble, Lisa 114, 210, 211 
Kimble, Mr. Scott 150 
Kimble, Sarah 117 
King, Andrew 60, 212 
King, Cassandra 117 
King, Dishawn 60, 78, 222, 

King, Elmore 117, 202 
King, Gregory 117, 216 
King, Pamela 117 
Kinghorn, Roger 117 
Kinney, Melissa 17 
Kinoshita, Tracy 8, 24, 62 
Kitchen, Billy 117 
Kittel, Robert 117 
Klancer, Matthew 52, 78, 


Klapmust, James 117, 235 
Klingensmith, Amanda 

Knepper, Bryan 117 
Knepper, Jason 17, 25, 34, 

35, 62, 82 
Knight, Bruce 117 
Knight, Jennifer 117 
Knight, Mrs. Lann 139 
Koelkebeck, Timothy 117 
Koepping, Mrs. Stephanie j> 
138,142, 235 


Kori, Vidya 62,155, 289 
Koutnik, Heather 117 
Kramer, Carson 117 
Kramer, Mr. Tim 138, 206 
Kroger, Trevor 117 
Kronenberg, Gina 107, 


Krueger, Brittany 117 
Kualii, Shannon 117 
Kuehl, Sandra 117 
Kuepper, Bryan 117 
Kuhns, Daniel 20,117,193 
1 Kumar, Gomathi 117 
Kuzma, Melissa 79 
i Kuzma, Michelle 55, 209 
1 Kuzma, Richard 117 
1 Kyer, Kareem 117, 204, 
220 , 221 

LaGrone, Samuel 117, 236 
Lake, Fallon 196 
Lally, Erin 117, 228 
Lam, Vu 117 
Lamb, David 117 
Lambert, Alexandra 21, 
117,127, 227 
Lane, Michael 117,163 
Lane, Steven 117, 203 
Langan, Jean 55 
Lange, Jeffrey 117 
Lanham, Kristopher 117 
Lanier, Jennifer 117 
Lanman, Mr. Ron 139 
Lansdown, Tanya 117 
Lape, David 117 
Larsen, Stephanie 117 
Larson, Sheila 117 
Lavikoff, Lyn 117 
Law, Richard 117 
Lawrie, Chenonne 117 
Lawrie, Jason 117 
Lawson, Donald 117 

Lee, Wilford 117 
Leftridge, Matthew 117 
Leketa Jr., Anthony 117 
Leketa, Sara 117 
LeMay, John 22, 32,178, 

Lennon, Shawn 216 
Lenon, Celeste 80 
Lenon III, Chester 117, 216 
Lenyon, Michael 117 
Leon, Valerie 36,107,117, 
152,167, 227 
Lester, Christopher 117 
Lester, Sandy 117 
Leung, Kachun 117 
Leverstein, Stefanie 117, 

Levin, Robyn 63,191 
Levine, Joshua 117 
Lewek, Charmaine 117 
Lewek, Kristen 117 
Lewellen, Cristina 117, 


The Florida Marlins became major league baseball's world champions in 1997, beating the Cleveland Indians in the 
World Series. Just 5 years old. the Marlins tied the Indians in the ninth inning in the seventh inning of the seventh 
game and went onto win it all in the eleventh inning with a score of 3-2. The Indians last won the Series in 1913. 


Lajmoraki, Bobby 117 
LaBonte, Laura 117 
LaBoy, Juan 176 
Labozetta, Mr. Tony 141, 

LaCava, Mr. John 140,156 
LaGaurdia, John 117, 200, 

LaGrone, Daniel 117, 232, 

Lawson, Dustin 117 
Lawson, Katie 63,157 
Lawson, Sherry 63,182, 

Lawter, Amy 63 
Leake, William 117 
Leatham, Brian 184,185 
Leckner, Jessica 117 
Ledane, Kristen 117 
Ledbetter, John 63,179 
Ledbetter, Quincy 47, 63 
Lee, Heather 117 
Lee, Jung 117 
Lee, Kevin 117 
Lee, Min 117 
Lee, Robert 117 
Lee, Ryan 117, 204, 226, 

Lewis, Angela 117 
Lewis, Derra 117 
Lewis, Jennifer 63, 84, 236 
Lewis, Tyleah 117 
Lewis, Willie 118 
Libby, Zachary 118 
Lichtenberg, Jason 47 
Lienau, Robyn 96, 210 
Limerick, Aundria 46, 63, 

Liminic, Justin 96 
Lind, Robert 96 
Lindemuth, Chet 10, 63, 

Lindon, Catherine 65, 84, 
120, 227 

Lindsey, Robin 118 
Linton, Helen 118 

Little, Brandie 118 
Little, Danielle 118 
Little, David 118 
Little, Ebony 118 
Little, Ms. Linda 138 
Litts, Sandra 118 
Litvinas, Nichole 118 
Llanes, Alicia 118 
Llanes, Barbara 118 
Llanes, Elima 118 
Locke, Lawrence 118 
Lockhart, Shayna 118 
Logan, Catherine 118 
Logan, Jennifer 118, 190, 

Lonzo, Tamarra 118 
Lopez, Christopher 118, 

Lopez, George 65 
Lopez, Mark 235 
Lopez, Michael 118 
Lopez, Shawn 118 
Lopiccolo, Lorenzo 118 
Lopretto, Jennifer 65, 247 
Loretta, Candice 118 
Lott, Ingrid 118 
Loveland, Ms. Terri 108, 

Lovett, Rachel 65 
Lovett, Tomeka 65 
Lowe, Kenneth 118, 194, 

Lowe, Krystal 118 
Lowe, Perinda 65 
Lucas, Mr. Gerald 141 
Luciano, Joel 118 
Lucks, Christopher 118, 

Lucks, Ryan 118, 201 
Lueben, Jon 182 
Lugo, Jesus 118 
Luke, Paul 65 
Luna, Ernesto 118 
Lund, Matthew 118,176 
Lunney, Ryan 65 
Lunsford, Lynsey 19, 85 
Luong, Hien 118 
Lupton, Michael 118,182 
Luttrell, Laura 118, 212 
Ly, An 118 
Lynch, Jessica 118 
Lynch, Sharron 65 
Lyncia, Jessica 118 
Lynn, Derek 118 
Lynn, Karla 118 

Mac Mullin, David 118 
MacDonald, Mrs. 

Michelle 186 
Machado, Kristen 118 

Machuca, Yanina 118 
Mack, Gordon 118 
MacLean, Steven 118, 224 
Macres, Suelen 118 
Madison, Christina 65, 67, 

Mahatha, Cassandra 65 
Mahone, Giddian 118 
Mahoney, Thomas 118 
Main, Michael 118 
Mainardi, Colette 9, 65 
Majctte, Michelle 118 
Major, Jennifer 65 
Maldonadoii, Jose 65 
Malik, Fahad 118 
Malone, John 118 
Malone, Marcus 118 
Malry, Jennifer 118 
Mammen, Sara 58 
Manabat, Marissa 19, 27, 
65, 67, 75 

Mandro, Ms. Bobbie 143 
Manuel, April 52, 65 
Manuel, Bryan 118 
Manuel, Isia 118 
Manuel, Kia 223 
Mark, Daniel 209 
Marolda, Mrs. Bev 143 
Marsh, Kelly 118 
Marsh, Kristin 118 
Marshall, Latoya 118 
Marshall, Ms. Amy 138, 

Martin, Mabel 118 
Martin, Melissa 118 
Martin, Ms. Ann 70,136, 
137,138,152,153, 236 
Martinez, Aracely 118 
Martinez, Ms. Ligia 138 
Marucci, Liane 118 
Marx, Mrs. Terri 118,139, 

Mason, Colonte 118 
Massey, Roger 118 
Massie, Vanessa 118,181, 

Massjouni, Naveed 201, 
224, 225 

Mathers, Justin 118 
Matthews, Maleka 65,196 
Matthews, Terrell 118,184, 

Matusiak, Jason 118 
Maxwell, Jeffrey 65 
Mayo, Crystal 65 
Mayo, Tamara 118 
Maziekus, Mr. Vince 140, 

Mbugua, Moore 118 
Me Artor, Patricia 118 
McBride, Danielle 65 
McBride, Leah 118,196, 

McCall, Jeremy 65, 220, 


McCall, Tyson 118,176 
McCarthey, Jason 118 

Index 231 

The US. Senate Government Affairs Committee investigated alleged 
campaign fundraising abases by the Democrats in the 1996presidential 
campaign. The committee chairman was Sen. Fred Thompson, a Republican 
from Tennessee.Political pressure was put on to decide whether the 
President or Vice President did anything illegal in raising money. 

McCarthy, Eva 9, 65, 79 
McCauley, Douglas 118 
McCauley, Pamela 118 
McChain, Gregory 23,121, 

McClam, Jerry 55, 65,198 
McClaude, Natia 121 
McCleerey, Timothy 121 
McClellan, Jenifer 121 
McClure, Ms. Terri 140 
McCray, Lakeisha 121 
McCutcheon, Erin 121 
McDaniel, Henrietta 121 
McDonald, Danielle 121, 

McDonald, Ms. Michelle 

McDonald, Ricky 121 
McDowell, James 95,121 
McElwee, Jonathan 121, 

McFarland, Patrick 47, 65, 


McFarland, Wendy 121, 


McGee, Katherine 121 
McGuffin, Michael 121 
Mcllveen, Kimberly 121, 

Mckay, Chaqueta 65 
McKemy, Kelly 121 
McKenzie, Gregory 121 
McKenzie, Ms. Melinda 

McKindra, Ms. Lisa 139 

McKinney-Forbe, Kellen 

McKoy, Jonathan 121 
McKoy, Maurice 121 
McLaughlin, Joseph 121, 

McLean, John 121 
McMillon, Julius 121 
McMillon, Katrina 121 
McNabb, Heather 65 
McNeal, Wayne 121 
McNease, Earl 121, 216 
McNeeley, Christopher 

McNoldy-Jones, Mrs. Lisa 

McPeak, Jessica 65 
McPeak, Kai 121 
McSorley, Kevin 121 
Medley, Evrin 121 
Megill, Brienne 121, 218 
Megill, Todd 65 
Mejias, Dyanne 121, 210 
Melchior, Eugene 121 
Melita,Mrs. Lucille 138 
Mello, Mr. Rob 140 
Mellor, Maria 121 
Melnichak, Alexander 

Melton, Ms. Linda 139 
Mendez, Edgar 121 
Mendez, Jennifer 121 
Mendez, Jonathan 121 
Menotti, Chris 121 
Mensah, Ophelia 121 
Menzie III, Larry 121 

Mergl, Michelle 121 
Merrill, Christopher 121 
Merritt, Lawerance 121 
Mesias, Anthony 121 
Mesias, Lourdes 65 
Messenger, William 121 
Mestemaksa, Julie 121 
Meyer, Steven 121 
Meyers, Garry 121 
Mickelberry, Ms. Rylene 

Middleton, Jason 121 
Milam, Zachary 65, 67, 

Miles, Andrew 121 
Miles, Chelsea 121 
Miles, Jason 169 
Miller, Amanda 121 
Miller, Lauren 65, 228, 229 
Miller, Lee 65 
Miller, Matthew 121, 228 
Miller, Melinda 121 
Miller, Mr. Bob 140,169, 

Miller, Nyema 92,121 
Mills, Jesse 121,163, 224 
Milo, Zach 80 
Milton, Ephraim 47,121 
Minor, Tiffany 121 
Mintzer, Eli 121 
Mitchell, Elias 121 
Mitchell, Monique 121 
Modezik, Jason 65 
Moeller, Dale 121, 210, 211 
Moeller, Jennifer 65, 91, 

Mohamed, Omar 121 
Momenni, Fatema 121 
Monroe, Pamela 121 
Montague, James 121 
Montgomery, Eric 56, 65 
Montiel, Edwin 121,193 
Montoute, Joncarlos 121 
Moody, Aida 121 
Moore, Allison 78 
Moore, David 61, 65 
Moore, Heather 10, 70,121 
Moore, Kevin 220 
Moore, Marlon 121 
Moore, Michael 121 
Moore, Nicole 121 
Moore, Nikesha 121 
Moore, Rebecca 65 
Moore, Sean 121 
Morales, Bruno 121 
Mordan, Derek 58, 65, 79, 
88,193, 224, 225 
Morehouse, Tessa 121, 228 
Morgan, Brandon 121 
Morgan, Frankie 121 
Morgan, Paul 122 
Morgan, Samuel 163 
Morris, Douglas 122 
Morrow, Kristin 122 
Morton, Latoya 122, 219 
Moseley, Rachel 122 
Moses, Courtney 122 
Mosser, Amanda 122,176 

Motley, Elizabeth 65 
Mott, Jannie 122 
Mott, Katrina 65 
Mouw, Amanda 18,122, 

Mowdy, David 122 
Moxon, Joshua 122 
Moya, Carlos 122, 234 
Moye, Anthony 122 
Moyer, Robert 122 
Moyers, Mrs. Debbie 140, 

Mrak, Daniel 122,185 
Mulgrew, Mr. Mickey 137 
Mulhatten, Ashley 122 
Mumeka, Ricky 122,135 
Mummert, Joseph 122,176 
Munguia, David 122 
Munguia, Gustavo 122 
Munoz, Jason 122 
Munoz, Jessica 122 
Murphy, Heather 176, 251 
Murphy, Jennifer 122 
Murphy, Melissa 122 
Murphy, Mr. Butch 141 
Murphy, Nathaniel 122 
Murray, Christopher 122 
Musca, Joseph 122 
Mutaboyerwa, Tanya 26, 

Myers, Jared 122, 251, 234 
Myles, Anthony 122 
Myrick, David 122 

Nabholz, Pamela 15,120, 
122,135,152, 226, 
227, 201 

Nadeau, Lisa 65 
Nadeau, Sara 122,190 
Naderi, Hamidullah 65 
Nahser, Melissa 122 
Nahser, Rebecca 122 
Nalevanko, Christopher 
25, 26, 36, 66, 78,169, 

Nalevenko, Jenney 122 
Nana, Prince 122, 202 
Nasca, Nikko 78, 66 
Nash, Payton 29, 97,120, 
Natale, Nicholas 122 
Nathaniel, Nahaku 122 
Navarro, Lynn 112,122, 
132, 212 

Neal, Jeremy 34, 66 
Neal, Karina 46, 66 
Nebel, Sarah 122, 227 
Neff, Kristy 66 
Neff, Robert 122 
Neiger, Sabrina 122 
Nesbitt, Bernard 122 
Neshitt, Raynelle 122 
Neuman, Cestria 80 
Neuman, Melissa 64, 66, 

Garth Brooks' entrance into the world of country music wasn ‘t as easy 
as it looped. His first efforts met with total failure. His recent concert in 
Central Park in New York City attracted over a million fans. 

282 Index 

Duncan Shiek is an art is t for whom there is no easy comparisons. His debut 
album "Duncan Shiek" mixes the songs he wrote with a strong voice and his 
acoustic guitar. Ducanamasseda wide variety of'musical experiance even 
reaching high school, playing classical and ja 22 at summer music camp. 

212, 231 

Newcomb, Travis 122, 236 
Newell, Adam 100,122 
Newell, Bryson 122 
Newell, John 66 
Newman, Astria 66,155 
Newsome, Day 122, 236 
Nguyen, Bao 122 
Nguyen, Mary 122 
Nibblins, Taheeda 122 
Nicely, Patrick 122 
Nicholls, Allison 122,190 
Nicholson, Andrew 122 
Nicholson, Eddie 122 
Nicholson, Erin 12, 20, 66, 
78,173, 212, 213 
Nicholson, Nicole 66, 227 
Nieves, Emanuel 122 
Nightengale, Mr. Bill 144 
Nisbett, Reynelle 122 
Nissen, Matthew 66 
Noble, Crystal 122 
Nogart, Megan 33 
Nohelty, Russell 122 
Nohilly, Courtney 27,108, 
Nohre, Jessica 122,176, 

Norbutt, Kristine 122,176 
Norgart, Megan 46, 52, 66 
Norman, Kirsten 122 
Norris, Joel 122 
Norwood, Jamie 122 
Nouv, Champei 66 
Nouv, Reaksmey 122 
Novacek, Michael 66, 234, 

Nowak, Matthew 122 
Nuckols, Andrew 122 
Nunez, Manuel 122 
Nunez, Pamela 27,122, 

O'Connell, Shea 66, 69, 
181, 209 

O'Conner, Mrs. Emily 143, 

O'Dell, Juanique 122 
O'Dell, Lewis 122 
Oermann, Kari 111,122, 

Ogilvie, Erik 122 
O'Grince, Teresa 21,122, 

O'Hara, Ms. Lisa 138,152, 

Okwabi, Jennifer 122 
Olamigoke, John 122 
Oldenburg, Glenn 125 
Oldenburg, Leona 125 
Oleartchick, Alan 99,125, 

O'Leary, Michael 66 
Oliver, Felicia 66 
Olivo, Jasmin 125 
Olson, Karen 125, 206 

Olson, Shannon 58, 37, 66, 

Olver, Thomas 125 
Omole, Julie 66, 251 
Oneal, Kacie 125 
Orfanoudakis, Emily 125 
Ortiz, Delia 125, 206 
Ortiz, Laura 125 
Osei, Collins 125 
Osei, Ralphael 125 
O'Shea, Mr. Patrick 86, 


Ostrander, Elizabeth 219 
Ostrander, Emily 40, 124, 

Outlaw, Jamie 66 
Outlaw, Morgan 125 
Overman, Robert 125, 228 
Owens, Demario 66, 
86,198,199, 204 
Owususekyere, Sylvester 


Packard, Kelly 21,125,186 
Packard, Mrs. Jan 141, 228 
Paial, Kalani 125 
Painter, Courtney 125, 251 
Palmer, Wendi 125 
Pancratz, Katherine 66, 
196, 236 

Pankway, Nana-Ama 251 
Parada, Elith 125 
Parada, Enoc 66 
Parada, Margarita 125 
Parent, Megan 23, 66, 228 
Parent, Michael 125, 228 
Parker, Christopher 66 
Parker, Jennifer 125 
Parker, Mrs. Sarah 139 
Parker, Takeda 125 
Parrish, William 35 
Parson, Chez 125 
Party City 270 
Pashai, Mohammad 125 
Pastore, Andrea 125 
Pate, David 125 
Patterson, Janina 100,125 
Patterson, Larry 125 
Patton, Rodney 125, 204, 

Paulette, Mrs. Jones 46 
Payne, Sarah 125 
Pearson, David 125 
Pearson III, Samuel 125 
Peele II, Howard 125 
Pegram, Christopher 125, 

Pelino, Angela 125, 289 
Peloquin, Diana 125, 236 
Pembroke, Kelly 66 
Pennington, Emily 125 

Perez, Carisa 66 
Perez, Jillian 125 
Perkins, Billy 125, 220, 221 
Perkins, Tonya 125 
Perry, Patricia 125 
Perry, Philip 125 
Peterbark, Melanie 125 
Peterlin, Kathren 125, 236 
Peters, Anthony 66,198, 
199, 200, 201 
Peters, Julia 125 
Peters, Teresa 11, 66,168, 

Petersen, Patrick 125 
Petko, Amy 125,186 
Petrauskas, Bradley 

47,125,176, 204, 205 
Petrovitch, Christopher 
66, 204 

Petrovitch, Edward 125, 

Petrovitch, Mary 66,181 
Petty, Darrin 125, 216 
Pfeifer, Nicholas 125,176 
Pham, Ha 125 
Phan, Mai 125 
Phanthavong, John 125 
Phares, Nacholle 125 
Phelps, Kathrine 125 
Phipps, Robert 125 
Picciano, Jennifer 125 
Picciano, Michael 125 
Piccolo, Ms. Florence 138, 

Pickell, Wesley 22, 125 
Pickett, Keisha 37, 66 
Pieper, James 66 

Pierce, Beth 125 
Pierce, Jacob 125 
Pierce, Joshua 125 
Pierce, Randall 125 
Pierre, Iona 125,196 
Pierson, Amanda 125 
Pilgrim, Justin-Wayne 125 
Pitera, Christopher 66 
Pitera, Matthew 125 
Pittman, Adrain 125, 204 
Pittman, Kante 66 
Plumsky, Mr. Roger 139 
Plutz, Christina 45, 66, 

222, 223, 251 
Pokusa, Brett 125,179, 

Pola, Jorge 125 
Pollard, Carl 125 
Polly, Mr. Dick 138,139 
Pomaranski, Kathleen 111, 
125, 210 

Poole, Candice 125, 210 
Poole, Megan 125, 231 
Poole, Ryan 125 
Porter, Eric 125, 236, 237 
Portillo, Juan 125 
Poteet, Stephanie 126 
Potter, Brandi 66 
Potter, Brandy 85 
Potter, Shawna 126 
Pough, James 126 
Pougt, James 126 
Poulin, Kelly 126 
Pouncy, Trevel 17,126 
Powell, Joshua 37, 47, 66, 
73, 82, 89,184,185 

United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright was the most 
visible and active secretary of state since Henry Kissinger. She was the 
highest ranking woman in the history of the US. Government, andshe was 
admired by the diplomatic corps. 

Index 233 

Attorney General Janet Reno was the first woman attorney general of 
the United States. She was first nominated by President Clinton in 1993. 
and was appointed again in 1 997. Latein 1997she unveiled an advertising 
campaign urging the nation's youth to become more involved. 

Powell, Michael 126 
Powers, Ms. Judy 138 
Powers, Nicholas 12,13, 
14, 45, 61, 66, 68, 89, 

Powers, Penny 126 
Prewitt, David 126 
Price, Carrie 126 
Price, Christine 126 
Price, Felicia 126 
Price, Joyce 66, 230, 231, 

Price, Lyndsey 126 
Priester, Darcie 126, 231, 
236, 235 

Prince, La Wanda 145 
Prister, Darcy 172 
Proudy, Ms. Arnetha 138 
Pruitt, Rebecca 126 
Pruitte, Daelena 126 
Pruna, James 126,185 
Puentes, Danilo 126, 202 
Puffenbarger, Samuel 66 
Puffenbarger, Stefanie 
126, 157 

Pugh, Brenna 126 
Puglisi III, Charles 126 
Pulliam, Sara 126,182 
Purdham, Brittany 10,15, 
126, 212 


Quash, Kamilah 126 
Quast, Mr. Greg 176 
Quezada, Caesar 182 
Quezada, Melanio 126 
Quinteros, Jose 126 

Rabasco, Amanda 126 
Rabasco, Rachel 126 
Raffield, Richelle 29, 33, 

Ragland, William 126 
Rahim, Ahmad 126 
Raja, Sadaf 68 
Rakestraw, Joseph 11,15, 
68, 70, 251 

Ramirez, Venessa 32,126 
Ramsey, Diana 116,126 
Ramsey, Elizabeth 68,149 
Ramsey, Jeremy 126 
Randall, Richard 126 
Randhawa, Parampal 126 
Randolph, Brian 126 

Ransome Jr., David 126 
Raskin, Jessica 126,190, 

Rasmussen, Janna 108 
Rastelli, Anthony 126 
Rastelli, Robert 126 
Ratchford, Kathryn 126, 
206, 207 

Ravely, Marcus 149 
Raymond, Michael 126, 

Razi, Fatima 126 
Reddy Jr., Michael 126 
Reed, Melissa 126 
Reeve, Brandon 126 
Reichenbach, Jamie 97, 

Rendin, Lisa 126 
Reniere, Michelle 126 
Revely, Marcellus 68 
Rewinski, Alyssa 126 
Reyes, Freddy 185 
Reyes, Judith 126 
Reynolds, Denise 126 
Reynolds, Jason 126 
Reynolds, Sean 126 
Rhoades, Ann 126 
Rhoades, Michelle 126 
Rice, Adam 126 
Rice, Christophe 126, 251 
Rice, Jennifer 126, 218 
Rice, Todd 111, 126 
Richards, Gary 126 
Richards, Melissa 126 
Richardson, Candance 126 
Richardson, Christina 123, 
126,132, 227 
Richardson, Jay 126 
Richardson, Steven 126 
Richardson, Terrell 126 
Richitt, Sarah 126 
Ries, Rachel 126, 210 

Riffe, Crystal 126 
Riley, Christopher 126 
Ringold, Holly 68,172 
Rios, Billy 68 
Rios, Margaret 126 
Ritchie, John 126, 201, 228, 

Rivas, Mario 126 
Rivera, Thomas 126, 251 
Roach, John 193 
Roach, Mrs. Cheryl 136, 

Robb, Katherine 126 
Robbins, Steven 126 
Roberds, Jennifer 126 
Roberts, Elisha 68 
Roberts, Jacquelyn 126, 

Robertson, Stanley 129, 

Robertson, Steven 129 
Robertson, Warren 129, 

Robinson, Ashley 129, 210 
Robinson, Bianca 129 
Robinson Jr., Michael 126 
Robinson, Mr. Chuck 138 
Robinson, Romayn 129 
Robinson, Shermaine 129 
Robison, Pamela 129, 210 
Rocha, Rosa 145 
Roche, John 129, 204, 205 
Roche, Mrs. Joan 137 
Roche, Patrick 129, 202 
Rochelle, Michael 68 
Rodriguez, Adrianne 129 
Rodriguez, Danielle 129 
Rodriguez, Jacqueline 129 
Rodriguez, Karen 68 
Roebuck, Constance 129 
Roebuck, Kaiysha 68, 222, 

Roederer, Teara 129 
Rogers, James 129 
Rohrbach Jr., Ronald 129, 

Roland, Jesse 129 
Roles, Jerome 129 
Romero, Ana 129 
Root, William 129, 224 
Rosado, Luis 224 
Rose, Joseph 129 
Rosen, Mrs. Stephanie 

Rosenberg, Matthew 129, 

Roslan, Mark 129,193 
Ross, Denelson 129 
Rouse Jr., Leonard 129 
Rowe, Kirsten 129 
Rowe, Lauren 103,129, 

Rowe, Sherell 68 
Rowland, Margaret 64, 80 
Roye, Alicia 129 
Royster, Mr. Tom 140 
Ruane, Erin 68 
Ruane, Matthew 129 
Ruane, Monica 127,129 
Rudowski, Jamie 129, 210 
Ruffin, Shavon 129 
Ruffner, Charles 129 
Rupert, Marc 129 
Rush, Sarah 46, 69,129, 


Rushing, Daniel 129 
Rushing, Donald 69, 89, 


Russo, Samantha 111, 129, j 

Ryn, Sandra 129 
Ryskamp, Ryan 129 

The first componet of the Mir space station was launched in 1986. And except for two brief gaps, the space 
station has been manned continuously ever since. It has made more then 60..000 trips around Earth In 1991 the 
U.S. and Russia agreed to conductjoint missions aboard the station. A docking module was attached to Mir. 
allowing American space shuutles to link up with the Russia station. 

264 Index 

A- r ■' 

Saggau Sackey, Makeda 

Sailer, Melissa 129 
Sako, Helen 251 
Sales, Tara 129 
Salinas, Mrs. Donna 145 
Salinas, Steven 23,129 
Salyers, Heather 129 
Samadi, Ahmad 129 
' Samanka, Kelley 20, 37, 
129, 231 

Sample, Candice 43, 69, 
156, 230, 231 
Sanchez, Armand 129 
Sanchez, Linette 129 
Sanchez, Raul 69 

Schiattareggia, Wayne 129 
Schiavone, Frank 69 
Schiavone, Jesse 129 
Schipono, Joshua 69 
Schiripa, Dena 129 
Schiripa, Diana 129 
Schlenker, Jennifer 129, 

Schnebelen, Christopher 

Schoenborn, Bernadette 
129, 206 

Schoenborn, Mary 69 
Schoenborn, Veronica 129 
Schofield, Stephanie 129 
Scholl, Christopher 69 
Schoonover, Stephanie 

Schwittaway, Martian 204 
Scott, Akeem 17, 216 
Scott, Carmen 161 
Scott, Courtney 129 
Scott, Karmen 129 

Selsor, Laura 130 
Sessoms, Mr. Anthony 

Settle, Brandi 130 
Settle, Sabrina 130 
Sever, Valerie 130, 210 
Sexton, Deanna 130, 215 
Seymour, Matthewl7,18, 
28, 40, 71, 78 
Shacklette, Mrs. Lisa 142 
Shariff, Natu 130 
Sharp, Lindsey 41, 71, 78, 

Shaw, Mrs. Rhonda 138 
Shelton, Mrs. Susan 22, 
140, 219 

Sheppard, Kirk 130 
Sherman, Kharnvee 130 
Sherman, Momolu 130, 

Sherrill, Leslie 130, 227 
Sherrill, Matthew 130, 227 
Shipley, Angela 251 

Jewel began writing songs when she was 1 7. Mow. at 23. she's a star. Her first album "Pieces of You ." was 
released in 1995 and became an instant and prolonged hit, spending well over a year on the top charts. She was 
raised on Alaska, bat then moved to San Diego, which she know calls home. However, Jewel makes a point of 
maintaining a solid connection to her roots in Homer, Alaska—she carries a container of genuine Alaska dirt 
wherever she travels. 

Sanders, Henry 129 
Sanders, Ivan 129 
Sanderson, Mark 129 
Santiago, Christopher 69 
Santiago, Michael 129 
Santos, David 129 
Sasko, Joshua 129 
Sasser, David 129 
Saunders, Christina 69 
Saunders, Gerald 69 
Saure, Melissa 69 
Sawyer, Irvin 129 
Sawyer, Mr. Stephen 139 
Scarpinato, Denise 210 
Schaeffer, Patricia 129 
Schell-Smith, Mrs. Kate 

Scott, Keanna Victory 129 
Scott, Michael 69 
Scott, Mr. Dennis 137, 67 
Scott, Mysti 129 
Scott, Siobhan 129 
Scott, Steven 129,176 
Scott, Thomas 129 
Scott, Troy 129 
Scott-Victory, Keanna 228 
Seamster, Doug 129, 201 
Seams ter, Eric 129,182, 

Segres, Shannon 69, 208, 
209, 222, 223 
Sekhon II, Baljinder 34, 
40, 69 

Sekhon, Sarah 129 

Shoenborn, Mary 236 
Shott, Sean 130 
Shurtluff, Susan 130 
Siefke, Stacey 107,112, 
130,181, 209 
Siervo, Maybelle 27,130 
Siervo, Velvet 71 
Silverstein, Robert 130 
Silvis, Adam 71, 88, 212, 

Simmons, Ariel 130, 218 
Simmons, Danielle 130 
Simmons, Justin 130,162 
Simmons, Kisha 130 
Simms, Tina 130 
Simon, Frantz 130 
Simpson, Aaron 130 

Simpson, John 130 
Simpson, Kendra 71 
Simpson, Ms. Ida 141 
Sims, James 130 
Sims, Kira 130,196 
Singh, Sanjay 130 
Singleton, Stanley 130 
Sipes, Heather 130 
Skeens, Brandon 112,130 
Skertic, Bethany 130 
Skiffington, Ms. Debbie 

Slaughter, Kania 251 
Sloan, David 71 
Slover, Ms. Martha 139 
Smiley, Matthew 37, 70, 

71, 236, 234, 235 
Smiley, Tara 130, 210 
Smith, Becca 17, 28, 67, 71, 
230, 231 

Smith, Christin 130, 210 
Smith, Erin 130,190, 236 
Smith, Eugena 130, 251 
Smith, Jamy 40, 41,130, 

Smith, Jason 71,130,194 
Smith, Jessica 71 
Smith, Kelly 28, 41, 43, 71, 

Smith, Kimberley 130 
Smith, Lawrance 130 
Smith, Matthew 130 
Smith, Micah 130 
Smith, Paris 130, 218 
Smith, Pernetha 130 
Smith, Renee 130 
Smith, Sandra 71 
Smith, Sara 71, 228, 247 
Smith, Sharise 71 
Smith, Shavone 130 
Smith, Steven 130 
Smith, Tiffany 71 
Smullen, Derrick 130 
Smuzynski, Damon 57, 71, 
178,179, 228, 
Sneadburney, Natalie 71 
Sneath, Tiffany 130 
Snodgrass, Kenneth 71 
Snow, Sarah 130,131 
Snyder, Mr. Bruce 91,142 
Snyder, Robert 71 
Sodhi, Sandeep 130 
Sokos, Helen 130 
Solis, Agueda 130 
Solomon, Jonathan 130 
Sorbello, Amanda 71 
Sorbello, John 130 
Sorensen, Kristoffer 130, 

Sorensen, Nathaniel 130 
Southerland, Kimberly 
130, 236 

Sova, Nicole 130 
Spears, Stephanie 130 
Spencer, Scott 71 
Spindel, Sarah 130 
Stamler, Cheryl 61, 71 
Standifer, Ronald 130 

Stanley, Michael 130 
Stanley, Tina 130 
Stansfield, Jessica 99,123, 
130, 228 

Stansfield, Kevin 71, 90, 
168,169, 228 
Stehler, Rhonda 130 
Steinbacher, Lindsey 130, 

Stephens, Corey 130, 204 
Stephens, Mr. William 

Stevens, Christopher 130 
Stewart, Amanda 130 
Stewart, Cynthia 71 
Stewart, Ian 130, 204, 210 
Stewart, Jasmah 130 
Stewart, Kevin 130 
Stewart, Khalid 71 
Stewart, Raheem 130 
Stewart, Zakia 130 
Stickles, Carrie 71 
Stiggle, Leon 130, 202, 216, 

Stocker, Jennifer 130 
Stockman, Laura 130, 160, 
250, 251 

Stokes, Brian 103,130, 224 
Stokes, Cheryl 71 
Stokes, Jessica 133 
Stokes, Terrance 133 
Stone, James 71 
Stoneburner, Scott 19, 32, 

Storer, Kristen 133 
Storey, Justin 133 
Storment, Carly 133 
Storment, Joshua 133 
Stowell, Lisa Beth 133 
Stump, Jessica 71 
Styles, Jennifer 133 
Suggs, Amber 133 
Sullivan, Carrie 27,133 
Sullivan, Colleen 196, 71 
Sullivan, Michael 178 
Sullivan, Ms. Mickie 140, 
141, 230, 231 
Summa, Mark 133 
Sunderlin, Clorise 133 
Surrena, Andrew 193, 71 
Surrena, Emily 71, 236 
Suver, Carly 133 
Swearingen, Rickey 133 
Swift, Curtis 236 
Swift, Jeanette 133, 251 
Swift, Melissa 46 
Switzer, Mrs. Diane 143 

Ta, Thanh 133 
Tabrizi, Sanaz 133 
Tachie, Sara 133 

Index 285 

Vazquez, Balmary 134 
Veal, Harry 134 
Velasquez, Fabricio 134 
Vento, Laura 134 
Vera, Casey 20, 47, 60, 72, 

Vest, Shelly 72 
Vige, Michael 134 
Vigil, Angela 134 
Vigil, Ceasare 134 
Vigil, Joshua 72 
Villamil, Luis 134 
Villamil, Melissa 134 
Vincent, Stephanie 134 
Vinyard, Adam 134 
Virakone, Anousack 134 
Virtue, Mrs. Maggie 136 
Vlietstera, Tobin 72 
Voegtlin, Stephanie 134 
Vollmar, Jennifer 134,190 
Vreeland, Edward 134,149 

Wade, Carolyn 72, 251 
Wagnass, Steven 72 
Wagner, Natalie 134,156, 

Wagner, Robert 134, 227 
Wakil, Naveed 72 
Walker, Carrie 134 
Walker, Darryl 58 
Walker, David 134, 202 

Phish has establishedan impressive reputation of tireless touring, dazzling 
improvision and innovative rock and roll. One of their claims to fame was 
to have the ice cream mavens Ben & Jerry honor the group with its own 
flavor—Phish Food, a tantalizing combonation of milk-chocolate ice cream, 
caramel, marshmallow swirls and fish- shaped chocolate chips. 

Tafur, Claudia 133 
Talbot, Christin 71 
Talbot, Emily 99,107,133 
Talley, Thomas 133 
Tasi, Myrna 71 
Tatum III, Larry 133 
Taylor, Brian 133 
Taylor, Charlene 71 
Taylor, David 133 
Taylor, Ellen 100,133 
Taylor, Erin 133, 251 
Taylor, Jonathan 133 
Taylor, Penny 71 
Taylor, Sharidah 71 
Teegarden, Jeffrey 133 
Tekampe, Ryan 133, 204 
Terriberry, Mrs. Polly 136 
Terry, Kareem 47, 78, 204 
Tetzlaff, Cynthia 133 
Teves, Benjamin 133 
Thelen, Erin 133 
Thelen, Steven 133 
Theriault, Stephen 133, 

Thomas, Crystal 133 
Thomas, John 133, 216 
Thomas, Matthew 133 
Thomas, Sheena 133, 214, 

Thompkins, Jennifer 133 
Thompson, Crystal 133 
Thompson, Dustin 123, 

Thompson, Dwayne 162 
Thompson, Jennifer 133 
Thompson, Lisa 108,128, 


Thompson, Nathan 22, 


Thompson, Shawna 133 
Thompson, Tara 133 
Thornton, Dwayne 133 
Thorpe, Amber 71 
Thorpe, Carmen 133 
Thorpe, Erin 133, 206 
Thorpe, Lauren 133 
Thorstad, Ryan 236 
Threatt, Shontae 133 
Thweatt, Mr. Richard 140 
Tidwell, Lawanda 133,176 
Tierney, James 133 
Timbers, David 133 
Tim's River Shore 
Restaurant & 
Crabhouse 271 
Tipton, Anthony 133 
Tirgari, Vesal 133, 224 
Tisdale, Awanya 133 
Tokora, Marie 71 
Tomlin, Sara 133,172, 231, 
251, 289 

Tomlinson, Christopher 
168,169,194,195, 71 
Tomlinson, Tiffany 133, 


Tompkins, Jennifer 133 
Tong, Christina 133 
Torres, Nicholas 133, 202 
Torres, Pedro 133 
Touchette, Leigh Anne 
148, 228, 229 
Touset, Anthony 133 

Walker, Deandre 72 
Walker, Latetia 134, 176 
Walker, Nicole 134 
Walker, Ronnie 72 
Wallace, Christopher 123, I 

Waller, Christopher 72 
Walsh, Christina 134 
Walsh, Ms. Jeannie 139 
Walter, Amanda 72,180, 

181,196, 208, 209 
Walter, Amy 134, 206 
Walton, Michele 134 
Walton, Sharies 134 
Wanat, Thomas 134,182 Jl 
Ward, Allison 72 
Ward, Dejuan 134 
Ward, Samuel 134 
Ware, Ayasha 134 
Ware, Randy 72, 220, 221, 


Wamcke, Christopher 134 
Wamicke, Nicholas 202 
Washington, Chelsea 134 } 

Washington, Justin 79 
Waters, Jo van 134 
Watkins, Adrian 44, 72, 


Watson, Latitia 72,149 
Watson, William 72 
Watts, Mrs. Myra 138 
Watts, Ms. Sally 138 
Weathers, Alex 134 
Weathers, James 72 
Weathers, Thurman 134 
Weatherspoon, Latonya 
134, 251 

Often called Israel's firs t Americans tyte politician. Prime Minis ter Benjamin 
Hetanyahu steadfastly rejected the land-for-peace bargain. At the age 
of IS, he was the youngest Israeli prime minister ever. 

Townsend, Christopher 
12, 70, 71, 90, 234, 
235, 236 

Tracy, Caitlin 133,176, 206 
Tracy, Deirdre 133,176, 

Trahan, Ms. Michelle 137 
Tran, Kimlin 133 
Tran, Phong 72, 79, 224, 

Trevino, Alejandro 133 
Tribble, Sherie 72, 249 
Trowbridge, Marissa 133, 
196, 201 

Trowbridge, Mr. Mike 156 
Troy a, Ramon 133 
Truesdell, Leah 133 
Trusty, Denise 133 
Trusty, Shavonda 133 
Tsao, Angela 133 
Tucker, Heather 133 
Tull, Mrs. Donna 10,131, 

Turner, Amy 133 
Turner, Christopher 133 
Turner, Curtis 134, 236 
Turner, Kelisha 87, 72 
Turner, Kyle 134 
Turner, Lolita 72,157, 223 
Turner, Lydia 231 
Turner, Turcores 46,134, 

Tuttle, Amanda 28,134 
Tuttle, James 134 

Ulloa, Rodrigo 182 
Umana, Julio 134,182,183 
Umana, Karla 134 
Unterzuber, Ms. Barbara 

Utting, Amanda 134 

Valastek, Renee 72, 79 
Valdez, Jose 134 
Valdez, Miriam 134 
Valerio, Sherwin 134 
Van Lowe, Veronica 72, 

Van Meter, Jared 234 
Vanhook, Nathan 134,179 
Vanmeter, Jared 134 
Vaquerano, Carlos 134 
Vaquerano, Linda 72 
Vaughan Jr., Dale 134, 203 

2S6 Index 

The WNBA— Women's National Basketball Association—completed its inaugural season with the Houston Come, 
the Comets defeating the New York Liberty for the championship. And as the season came to a close, the WNBA 
announced that the eight-team league would grow to ten teams in 1993. if all works out. the Comets willjump 
to the Western Conference with Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Utah. The new teams. Detroit and 
Washington D.C.. willjoin the East with Charlotte. Cleveland, and New York. 

Index 287 

Webb, Candice 134 
Weber, Jonathan 134 
Weber, Philip 72,185 
Webster, Andrew 134 
Webster, Ani 134 
Webster, Beverly 57,134, 

Weiggands, Micca 72, 84 
Weiland, Jessika 134 
Weiler, Mr. Ron 140,159 
Weiler, Mrs. Amy 138 
Weintraub, David 134 
Welborn, Joshua 134 
-Wells Jr., Kenneth 134, 228 
v Wells, Laura 134 
Wells, Nicole 134, 223 
•Wenner, Nicholas 134 
West, Amy 134, 214, 215 
iWest, Michelle 134 
Westcott, Lauren 23, 99, 
134,196, 200, 201 
Westcott, Megan 90, 91, 72 
-Westgate, Keith 134 
Westgate, Lisa 134 
-Westley, Lisa 69, 72,186 
Westley, Lori 134 
•Whalen, Mrs. Janelle 139, 

Whalen, Natasha 52, 72 
Wheeler, Mr. Joe 139 
Wheeler, Mr. Ron 228 
Whitaker, Diann 134 
White III, Charles 134 
White, John 134 
White, Katherine 134 
White, Mr. Bill 139 
White, Robert 134 
White, Steward 134, 202 
' White, Suzanne 134, 228 

Yannello, Angelina 

Yaroschak, Geoff 
120,173, 228 
Yates, Mrs. Laverne 

Yin, Lvan 149 
Yip, Jennifer 74 
Young, Jennifer 13 
Young, Robert 74 
Youngs, Todd 152, 227, 

White, Tiffany 134 
White, Vincent 134 
Whitney, Robert 134, 235 
Wickham, David 134, 216 
Wiczalkowski, Mr. 

Richard 141,163 
Wiegand, Brian 115 
Wilder, Dana 17, 227 
Williams, Alicia 210 
Williams, Daniel 35 
Williams, Jacinta 190 
Williams, Jeremy 67 
Williams, Joseph 251 
Williams, Markeena 28 
Williams, Tamara 210 
Williams, Tifiane 135 
Williams, Troy 72 
Williamson, Brian 72 
Willie, Beatrice 72, 251 
Willis, Mr. Bill 116,139, 

Wilson, Craig 72 
Wilson, Evahn 216 
Wilson, George 26 
Wilson, John 72,179 
Wilson, Justin 72, 88,194, 

Wilson, Kristen 26, 72 
Wilson, Kristin 172 
Wilson, Mr. Steve 142 
Wilson, Shenenia 42, 210 
Wimer, Mrs. Lee 145 
Wirt, Nicholas 56 
Wise, Ms. Becky 23,136 
Wood, Patrick 68, 72, 79, 

Woods, Nicole 72 
Woodward, Nicole 72 

Woody, Chinita 72 
Wooley, Ms. Darlene 141 
Woskovunik, Jeremy 72 
Wright, Alfonso 237 
Wright, Mr. Mike 99,140, 

Wright, Samuel 72, 220, 

Wyatt, Sarah 182 

Zander, Michele 25 
Zeiders, Christopher 42, 

Zeiders, Stephen 74 
Zimbro, Nicholas 21, 235 
Zimmerman, Mr. Rudy 
Zinn, Jessica 74 
Zirkle, Ruth 251 
Zwanzig, Allison 74, 75 

The roving vehicle Sojourner, the first mobile explorer to land on another planet, landed on Mara in 1997. and 
gathered soil and rocks. Overcoming communications trouble and other setbacks, the Sojourner left Mars 
Pathfinder landing craft. The robotic rover s six metal wheels rolled slowly down the ramp and came to as top 
on the surface, The Sojourner, which was about the size of a microwave oven, began crawling around the 
surface of Mars, transmitting a flood of information to scientists back on Earth. 



230 Staff 

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Indian Echoes Staff (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Crystal Curry. Brian Wiegand. 
Collette Mamardi. Kevin Stans field, Martha Dunn. Jennifer Young. Megan Parent. Mike 
Eaton, Taylor Jefferson, Matt Miller. Tracy Kinshita, Neda Farahmand. Sanjana 
Khoobchandani, Adrian Watkins, Larua Vento. Amy Petko, Kami Conklin. Sarah 
Tomlinson, D'Arcey Gogall, Heather Tucker. Leigh Anne Touchette, Kelly Packard. 
Chris Nalevanko. Lindsey Sharp. Kelly Smith. Vidya Korn. Angela Pelmo 

Indian Echoes Staff (Left to Right. Top to Bottom) Adam Hoffman, Todd Youngs. 
Kate Pancratz, Stacey Siefke. Sarah Kimble. Kassia Filipovich. Margaret Rowland. 
Damon Smuzynski. Amy Hall. Liane Marucci. Beverly Webster Lynn Navarro. Alexandra 
Lambert. Michelle Dorer. Chrissy Richardson. Erin Nicholson. Erin Breeden. Amy West. 
Ashley Johnson. Tamara Williams. Lisa Westley. Nicci Evans. Shea O'Connell. Katie Dallek, 
Shawna Potter. Jenny Bock. Christinia Madison. Ryan Thorstad 


Staff 239 

Huddling, the Varisty Baseball team cones together between innings. 
This helpedpunp up the team before their offensive explosion at the 

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Ms. Barbour assists Mr. Dallek in cooking up sone goodies. Facutly 
andadnmistrative presence was always helpful to students in 
the classroom. 

290 Closing 


Nature's first green is gold. 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leafs a flower; 

But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 

So Eden sank to grief. 

So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay. 

--Robert Frost 

It was our time. Life was at a crossroads, and the future was at 
our fingertips. We were sheets of foil, then being embossed. 

We entered the year of high school not knowing what to expect. 
Whether we were freshmen or seniors, there were many things to fear, 
and many things to hope in. We held in our hands lists of classes and 
teachers, though they were unexplored. We were a diverse group, yet 
we all combined to form the Gar-Field's "vital signs." 

Each student played a unique role. Whether one was an 
Indianette, a lacrosse player, a wrestler, or a member of the It's Aca¬ 
demic team, each was crucial. Each had a different approach to life, and 
a different approach to school. While some were "class clown," others 
were shy. Some barely had to study while others hit the books for hours 
each night. No matter what our personality was, we were a part of it 

Each teacher had different ideas about how to convey material to 
their students, and these ideas were incorporated into daily lesson plans. 
Many teachers left lasting impressions on their students. For these 
teachers, their job did not end at 2:02 pm each day, but they were con¬ 
stantly at work. This extra devotion that characterized many Gar-Field 
teachers was what made them stand out in the eyes of a student. 

With numerous other faculty members available to aid us on our 
journey, we experienced life one day at a time. 

Showing their school spirit on "Wacky Wednesday". Matt Smiley, 
rfike Guilfoyle, and Damon Smuzynski enjoy their last spirit week 
if high school. Students, faculty, andadministration participated 
i Homecoming events to show their support of the school. 

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Volume 55 of Indian Echoes was produced entirely on Macintosh llsi, Macintosh LC, and a Power 
Computing Center 132 Computer using Aldus Pagemaker 5.0 with the Page Master program. The 
1200,292-page copies were published by Herff Jones Publishing in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The 
book sold on a sliding scale between $40 and $50. The cover was custom embossed on Lake 1820 
base material with Cadmium red 14, silver foil, and sparkle grain applied. The endsheets were 
printed on 1001b white stock with PMS 185 and PMS 286 applied. The pages were printed on 801b. 
gloss, 9x12 white stock paper. Both Adobe and ImageClub fonts were used. Photos were taken by 
photojournalism students and Segall-Majestic Studios of Baltimore, Maryland. A special thanks to 
Mrs. Annette Rollyson who was our publishing consultant and friend. We would also like to thank Mrs. 
Diane Riley at the Gettysburg facility for her production expertise. The staff would like to thank Mrs. 
Donna Tull for her assitance with team photographs and Mrs. Ann Golliday for all of her financial 
assistance and expertise.