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FIR E I DOOR KEEP CLOSED

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BARTLOMIEJ ADAMCZYK

KENISHA ADAMS I’M OUT! I would like to thank my mother and father for their love and support. Kim, Kyia, Sheila, Antera, Zaire, and Khalimah, 1 love all of U and I won’t forget you. M.B. too

DANIEL ADOBOE

JOHN FACE AFAKE 2 MyFam (Drkside) DT JU LL KevBillDex Lou GraysonKillersSandJerJHillBraVoFlexLucky ChochaMostImprtntWeWillAim&Strk2RchR Heights&BldSuccess&RewrdngTheFutreBelongs2UsYahKnowWhoItIsPeace

GINA M. AGOSTINELLI Take Me To The Station Put Me On ATrain I’ve Got No Expectations To Pass Through Here Again © THNX FAM OVAL I V U « *Ange insep* JV*LH*KC » I Love You Tito V V 4 ev erV V

ADEBAYO A. AKIODE I really want to say “ Thank You for Every­ thing” A shout out to Mom & Dad and my family who support me in everything 1 do.

DIANA ALBERTO

LAIQUAN “ N IKA” ALBRITTON To my heart Keith A.K.A. Kay-Jay My Ace Ruqayyah A.K.A. ‘Meth’ My Peoples in PHS EOHS CHS C/O 97 “ You Deserve What You Get” To my fam & people who care THANKS!

RAYAM ABILE MoM DaD SiS Thanks Vin My Bro The Drac KV CHS CrewSSPK Crew All YailTNDKCRPRJM LMJWLSDFKroneSD— OKURTSurfGOAWAY 10 Ave Freeze Out Forever “ Such A Long Long TimeToBeGoneAndAShortTimeToBeThere”

NKOSI DUBOIS ANDERSON COMMIT YOUR WORK TO THE LORD, AND YOUR PLANS WILL SUCCEED. — Proverbs 16:3 Thanx 2 God, my family, my friends, and teachers. I LOVE YOU ALL.

KELLY APGAR

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EDWIN ARTIS LUV2MOM&DAD 4 Supporting ME Through the years and Thanx to my friends, MADD LUV2: DP, JD, KJ, NA, AB, JJ, MM, Gl, KS, DM, NW, SC, dont Look Back LOOK OUT 4 Kool Breeze&Modern$Odessey

JAMES ASTOR “A friend is a present you give yourself’ SG JG MBMFJMAFABPKRMSSMWSJACNR,FAMILYElana Blatt I loveyou and I’llmissyou BFF J & J Tow Truck, RH comfort, AH and her love Time to move on and forward?!. . .

JUSTIN ASTORINO I Know 111 Never Lose Affection 4 People & ThingsThatWentBeforelKnowIllOftenThink About Them In My Life 1¥ UA112GreatTimes Mike Pete Dan McEqKrSc You Serious Clark? V2MyFamily4ShowingMeTheWay

GREGORY JARED AXEL-LUTE “ The greatest conqueror is one who over­ comes the enemy without a blow.” “ Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are.”

NAFEESAH BAHA YOU KNOW HOW WE DO — THANKX TO MY GOD ALLAH MY FAMILAM ME NEVA WUD FORGET SHEERAH AJEENAH NADIE12 CREW IMAH AL CAS MELL SHAUN WAZ TASHA NETTE BRO RIP 2 ALL BOOS ® & MUCH V , FEE

GREG BAKER “ This Is The Time To Remember Cause It Will Not Last Forever These Are The Days To Hold On To Cause We Won’t Although We’ll Want To This Is The Time” — Billy Joel

JENNIFER BAPTISTE DestinylsNotAMatterOfChanceltlsAMatter Of Choice It Is Not A Thing To B Waited4 It Is A Thing2BAchievedThanx2GODMOMDADCasal ¥ U V 2MyBFFNoeeJtEoTahApNgKeSl MwDmCgKjLfSwAkJsRmbrMeAlws

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL BARNES It's finally over. Good bye ONT BOB AMS MCT ADT cout< <

ELIZA A. BARON WetherWe RAprtOrTogetherWe RAs Close As EvalnMy V.MemrysDntTyUDwnTheyLetU LivKtMbVtCrScKrBcKfApI V UGysStayReal ThnxMomDadTateKoril ¥ UI11¥ U4EvaMing &ThruItAllWeJusKepLaughin...

MARINA BEDNY The soul selects her own society then shuts the door to her divine majority present no more.

CAMILLE A. BELL YOUVEGOTTOTRUSTYOURINSTINCTSAND LETGOREGRET.FAMILYCJAPRHEVERYONE THAT MATTERS IN MY LIFE YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE WEVE CHANGED A LOT AND THEN SOME NO THAT WE HAV ALWYS BEN DOWN.THANKSLOVE2ALLBF

RABIA BELT

TOM MEA LENAE BENSON Play Time Is Over Now It’s Time To Make Moves. Thanks MOM, ONE LOVE Chiffon, Merce, Tamar, Anna, TF, Duwon, My Choc­ olate 1 Mr. Malik V Kaz Crew, Mikel & Melissa KEEP IT REAL V

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JESSICA LYNN BERNSTEIN I Am Older Than I Once Was Younger Than 111B Thats Not Unusual No It Isnt Strange After ChangesUponChangesWeRMoreOrLessThe Same*keyamyaudbritjenrhenorSPLJSLJT DLSBKMA2SSJ*loveyouMomDadDavid

MULANGWA BEWAYO

SYLVIA DANIELLE BISKER Gather Ye Rosebuds*2 be What You’ve never Been,DoWhatYou’veNeverDone Thanx: God, M & P, O-Town, Nu Peeps*Carpe Diem *I’H Take W/me The memories*U believe, U achieve*

NATANE LENORA BOURNE We made it! Finally! Love to Mom and Dad and the rest of my family. Shout out to — AM, HF, CG, SS, BT, SY, AU, EG, NA, MM, KSCJ, TH. My luv to everybody else. Good luck to the class of ’97

LEKAN BOWEN

MARK T. BRAUNWARTH Can anyone say we wasted time, with hanging out&collectingdimesWe’vehadourfunastirae flewby,butnowitstimetosayGOODBYE.Gow) luckguys,ja,ss,mf,eb,ks,ac,ae

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CHIMERA NICOLE BOWEN Always Live Each Day To The Fullest Because No One Is Promised Tomorrow And Tomor­ row And Tomorrow. AW, SS, KJ, TS, WG, JJ, AR Much V

NORA C. R. BROEGE TheMorelTryToChngeTheCrseTheMoreOff Crse I Go Of Crse I’ll Reach My Destination SomedaylSupposeWINKBritSueKeyMelJen Jesi Mike Rhe Jes*Ap D1 As Me Js Am SI Aw Ams’ Tbinking About Good Things 2 Come*MOM*

JAMAL JASON BOWEN It’s been fun goin’ 2 CHS. I’ll alwayz treasure my friendz and teachers. I’d like 2 say thanx 2 my mom, dad, brother, and relatives. I’ll alwayz remember CHS.

ATEEBA BROWN

MICHELE BUSICHIO And As We All Play Parts Of Tomorrow In Some Ways We Work And Other Ways We Play, But I Know We Cant All Stay Here For­ ever, So I Want To Write My Words On The Face O f Today. MD 2 LB Sue Q Vt Cr Eb Kq Ap Ms JI Be K f Sc Kr Mr Js

CHRISTA S CALDWELL “ IN GOD I TRUST, FOR WITHOUT HIM NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE” . IN MEMORYOf MY FATHER RC. ALL LOVE TO: RU RE CF MC V DD AND FRIENDS. PEACE!

_ 1 HILTON “ MACHO” CANCEL Life has many roads & paths, I wish & hope my friends family chose the right one Keep it real in your mind heart Much love to my mom Dad Mike FAMILY JENWAMCRJRIV U ZRRPSCCCUC ETC .. .

TASHEEN CARROLL Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are. ThanksMom,AuntJoyce,&Uncles Vince, Chuck, Sal, Con, RIPGranny&Tiny Thanks Sherronda and Cousins

ANDREW L.J. CARTER W e’re on our own now, there’s nobody to help when we fall so B successful in life & stand strong. God Bless Mom, Dad, Paul, Russ, Grandma Grandad for helping me in life. RJ + 2 NA B.R.E.M.

MARI LEE CASCIANO Images On The Sidewalk Speak Of Dreams. TearsFallingDown.LaughterlnTheSky.ToAll My Friends; Memories Last Forever. V-Ball Girls;ThisIsJustTheBeginning.Thanks.Mom DadChrisJoannaMattHoney.

WENDY CHARLEMAGNE It’s Finally over, and I made it!! ILUV U mom & dad. With love to Keith & Tahira. Peace 2 SW, CT, KC, AW, NA, VF, Anick. Thnx. 2 Mr. Cross

ALFRED CHENG No more excuses or whining, It’s up to us now. Thanx to Jim, Rab, Mike, Stve, Nat, + J. for helping make life work. Dole 2000!

ANDREW I. CHERNELA Relax, sit back and enjoy the moment for these are the times to remember. Thnkx to MSAS,AR,JV,KJ,RS,RB,KS,KJAZ,CJ,JG,DM

SAM IA “ M AM A BEAR” CHERY "Thanx 2 God 4 watching over me* Thanx 2 my family teachers & Mrs. S & B Much Luv’ 2 TS EA MM HC KJ PR KS MB JB JU “ HITOPS FAM-97” TARA WG DP XOXOXO’S SUGAR DADDY! LUV U BOO-BOO

STANLEY CHERY THANKS 2 GOD FOR WATCHING OVER ME TO MY PARENTS THAT TOLD ME IF YOU BELIEVE, YOU’LL ACHIEVE. LUV’ 2 KS WHITEY 56 IS THE MAN RA HC DP E 0 RJ #1 AR #22 JG LM CT # 7 LN FBMFJI

SUSAN ELIZABETH CICENIA EchFmdRpsntsAWrldInUs,AWrldPsblyNtBm UntlTheyArive,&ItsOnlyByThsMtgThtANe WrldIsBrn*bCmSjTdKpWkJeBj3m2s*KriS caramynesskt— Q mike JesS*FH girls* V u MDaLjs * AndThruItAlWeJstKptLafng*

BESS LAUREL COHEN &Isang2myself,darlinweaintgonnaBaround 4awhilebutwealwyslftemlaughinw/atear + a smileAMYBECMOLCRTJmKfScL2KqCwVtEp M2BS3S + CK2® + V 2UallMaDAr + Los Thnx4thLovinlfIblowUAkiss,jstsmlbck

ARLIN FRANCES COLEMAN TaxicabSamurais Ska Face First NJHCAROS SICHDFDBCC & all “ my friends look out 4 me like family” H20 & Thanx to my family I love you all “ May U Live 2 C The Dawn”

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JEMELL CONOVER

JERMAINE KAREEM CONOVER Though this was my 1st. and last yr I’ll always remember CHS I’ll always appreciate the friends I made and things I learned. Thanks 2 my Family who help me strive & achieve my goals, the future awaits.

ADAM CROCKER Popstrippin, man. He wants me to ask for my bikebackAvhatbike?/theBeachCruiserThani 2: MomDadJason DaraEtc. KLF.PACK&track team.REPEAT800s.4x8teamFi\sKeFMOCsoccerPUYERSSharp + &alltheBAMAS

MICHAEL CRUPAIN It was the spring of hope, it was the season of light, it was the best of times. Justin Mike Isabel Red Amy Nora Jacques LP Sps MA— AcEqKgBrRbNm AgRaLbSgDmAzMbAsSpPj— FmPcAl— mom &dad

JOSEPH CRYSTAL

KIM BERLY CUMMINGS IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED BUT I’M OUT PEACE TO THE CLUELESS CREW STAY AT THE MALL ONE LOVE*JNTECMQVGTW* LOVE YOU ALWAYS C U S S OF “ 97”

KATIE MARIE DALBEY Didnt we come 2gether Didnt we cry 2gether Didnt we love together & 2gether we lit up the world V Mom Dad Pat Bets V Lauren Maggie DhMpStJcSbNJExATwnSB#26LiveBlieving dreamsR4weavingwondersRwaiting2strt

VERONICA OEDIES DAVIS ABendlnThe RoadlsNot The EndOfThe Road Unless You Fail To Make The Turn. Thanx God Mom Dad Esa My True Friends And All Those Who Were There For Me. I LOVE U ALL. XOXO Allen Dizzy 25 is Out!!

M IKEL DEAN Mad, Luv 2 Ma, Mia, Nana & Fam RIP, Grdpa Shout Out 2 CJ, Chester, 1 Luv Popuche 2 my, Girls, Faj, MW, TB, AK, SW, Ms Rooney, Reese, Kisha,MyMy,rmMovinOnToTheBestTmOuttahere,97PSILuvU26,andDad

NICOLE DANIEL To my Mom & Dad thanx 4 putting up with the hell I took you through. I luvya both. For my sweetheart Larry I luv ya babe. Thanx 4 hangin in there with me.

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JAMARR DAVIS High schoolwas hectic nowlife begins. Shouts to my peeps. FjTrDnMOMCtlwGODKbMalSg BLC BLC and the rest. OhmyBONEX What up with the session!!

Ll_l CHRISTA MICHELE DILLON Let he among us without sin be the first to be condemned — La Vie Bohem Action Is TheFirstStepStr8EdgeYpagelsPlagalCadences. For Mom & Cramp R: Love Cross Wes Ren ZamRabHurleyLoD— rainbows

STEPHEN DOLINAC ‘once you are, then you’ve been, and as soon as you’re in, you're out. ’ Say Hey: AC, JL, VH, T-Bone, Zwil, FlemDog, Monkey Boy, Yon, and fencing.

JUNIOR DOMINIQUE

JULIAN A.S. DOTSON 1V 2FAM/PeaceAnd V2theHeadsthatKeptit Real Throughout The Years/NO LOVE 2 those WhoDisrespectAndDon’tSupportMyDreams/ Madd LUV to Modem Odessey, EA, TA, DM, To M y# 1Boriqua.NowLetsMoveOnYall

AHM ID DOUGLAS One love to all graduates of 1997, I depart # 1 Tupac Fan on this side of the galaxy. Thuglife I’m out!!!

M ATTHEW J. DREWES IF THERE IS LOVE AND KINDNESS IN YOUR HEART, LIFE HAS A FUNNY WAY OF MAKING SENSE. B.S.5 TO ALL MY FRIENDS KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE, I’LL HOLD YOU DEAR IN MY MEMORIES. M & EM FOREVER!

KYLE T. DUBOSE Though I reach the end of my HS yrs. I still thirst for Knwlge . . . got milk? Half full not empty. Thanx family Veronica my girl + friend n — nice, sick kia. The Lum fam. KJ AHNAKS.JOKER

HEATHER EGAN IfUWanderFarEnufUWillCome2It&WhenU Get Ther They Will Give U A Place 2 Sit & All Ur Frnds Will B Ther W/Smiles On Ther Faces & Likewise All Have Places.*MERE KEL JORD*JIMMY*kfmsrnsprrtpLUMDTJC

MEREDITH EGAN Through All Levels Weve Been Changing GettingALittieBitBetterNoDoubtLookingThruAll Kinds Of Windows I Can See Weve Had Our Fun.*HEATH*JORD*KEL*kfbrmsjsrntpjvsp rrATILoveYouMDTJC.

KHALILAH MORGAN EUBANKS CaughtlnYourEyesLostinYourName i will never be the same V &THANKSMomDadLloydChickJan& Shawney V2WEBFAMD&FAMKJCGBCNHJBJDNWJ VR&CWTH Luv U Always Ky! PEACE ’97

M ATTHEW JOHN FALLON WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS. SO GLAD YOU COULD ATTEND, COME INSIDE! COME IN­ SIDE! LOOK AROUND TO YOUR FRIEND, HE’LL BE BACK FOR THE END. Po H. Spy

ASHLEY DENIS 2 MY MOM&DADVU, TO ALL MY BOYZ ON WOODSIDE, E KY FA JAY IU. TO MY BROTH­ ER 0 1 LUV. AND MY REG! C U SS 97 I’M OUT.

MATTHEW FEMENELLA Anything worth doing, is worth doing right. Leo, Steph, Ry, Jim V, Rog, T.P., K.G., R.J. Jrs. & the Assaulter. Pnding at the pond. Thanks Mom, Dad and Mike.

FAB IANA VALERIE FERNANDEZ TakeMeOnATripUponYr.MagicSwirlin’Ship, MySensesHaveBeenStripped.MyHandsCan’t Feel2Grip,MyToes2Numb2StepWaitOnly4My Boots2BWanderin'.nl*!h*kc*kbThnx.M&D ILU* GINABFF* *TOM* * VILOVEYOU V * *

MARIE ADELINE FIGUEREDO iflhavFreedominmy V + inmySoulamFree Angels alon that Soar o Enjoy Such Liberty w/ V 2mygiants*momdadpetergoldfrisk*Bltw Seb Maris. + All that we see/seem Is but a Dreamw/inaDream©#$ V

M ATTHEW JOSEPH FLEMING “ The person who tells U not to take Chances, is the one who Missed out in Life.” Football #75, Wrestling — Capt. To my buds AR/TM/ RB/DK/To Mom Dad, @ fam Thanx REGU­ LATORS 29

DAVID FLORES Conditioned to self-interest with Emotions locked away If thats what They call normal Then I’d rather be INSANE TAXICABSAMURAIS ff SKA freaks DB ak AC mm CKcl RM si JJ /VH?/WnnsbSXEdfCYA

KALEXANDR FLOREXIL

TAHARIA FONG This is my end of the road However this is where I begin 2 find myself within. LOVE U MOM, DAD, SISTERS, AND BROTHER. Wen­ dy, L — $, Adrian, Keith, Eddie, Bern, Kaz crew

KELLY ANN FRAYER INoSomelWhoJustHeads4TheSunAndSays — IDontWant2BeWiseIJustWant2StayYoung Heath * Mere * Jord* Be cb es mo Is pj vr mm fl nt pkf If UR Going 2 Do Smthing U’L Regrt N The Morning.. .SleepLateThanksMDEGW’ Rog*

BENJAMIN FREEMAN It’s been good. It’s been bad. That’s just the way things go. Every silver lining’s got a touch of grey.

HEATHER L. FREEMAN WITHOUT RISK, THERE IS NO REWARD PraisesA Thanx2¥,S&HG V YaM,D,J&AMuch V & Thanx: Thompsons Bullocks J Cohen J GheganPCoorfen J Wright ® & V BBallSquad DT amEHdcMVegNAkmNBkaSWc.church.GT

KAITLIN ANNE FRESE OurGreatestGlorylsNotlnWinningButlnRisingEachTimeWeFalUMbHeMeKfEbKrCcJm ApMsDoTpERIKA*— IfYou Don'tClimbThe MountainYou’llNeverSeeTheView— *thanx — MomDadMegLaur— ILuvU

KENNETH GANTMAN May the best of my past life be the worst of my future life. Much Love — Mom Dad Beth Marjorie NU “ GO CATS” ORANGEMAN YANKS WLDCHMPS RM RR JV MF LN SPTP *AB* LS SF 1A

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CHERRON ALICIA GARDNER i’m not all i ought 2 b but thank god i’m not all i use 2 b 2 those i ¥ lost & ¥ again — Praise 2 mom dad + pyt’s BcCtDrArNhJb DmMwKjAmNaAkVdKe & 1 i ¥ best 33 * alwaiz * ms thang

SUSAN GAREA It Gives Us Time But Never Place, What Is, What Might Be, Not What Was And It Is All Of Us*JenNoraJesCherSarDeAmsClRjKzBr J1Ar Ilu mdm*th Wrld Seetheslnertly In A Dry RelentlessTow

NIA GARRETT “ FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I’M FREE AT LAST!” THANX 2 GOD, FAM,S.B.K.A.C.R.&J.B. ALL MY LOVE TO TEREZ MY ¥ IS YOURS

WAZIRI GARUBA ITS NOTWHEREYAFROMITS WHERE YAAT1 LUV.GKBM.AES.UC.SF.M.CNG.IMG.KS.FX. SHA.CFZ.VZ.JK.AH.GME.AS.E.RAT.J.MOD. D.NZUL.TP.E.X.MEJL9.DDE.NL.NA.T.V.SN. FT.K.MA.MOM.IANBl.ROCKON$TYLEZ

MARIE EMMANUELLE GLEMAUD Keep Your Eyes Open 4 opportunities & BWilling2 Take Some Risks. Thanx2 mom DadFam. Chrlead, Mrs. W, Trk Mr K + E, Mr. Cross My Girls:Euc + Dez.AndEverybodyElseThanx4 theMemories.GdLuckC/0’97

JIM J. GLENNON Most likely you go your way and I’ll go mine. — BD.EqCISltDrEtc.FmaLiLklFcBaBaDynms Pants.ScrGKd3ZThanxMomDadM&PFmds Lost&Fnd. To Imitate The Livingls Mockery& ToImitateTheDedlsRobbery

TIM O TH Y J. GOETZ SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD GO BACK BUT I WOULDN’T GIVE THIS TIME UP FOR ANY­ THING. DON’T WORRY ALL DREAMS COME TRUE THANX MOM DAD SAR COL GK MM

AVRIL GRANT

JANELLE “JAY” GRAVESANDE “ The education of a woman is never com­ pleted until she dies” Thanks 2 Mom, Dad, Tiff, Ash, Den, Granny, Tash, Nadi, C S.C, Waz, track Fam, Mrs. S, Bon, lil bro Jason, The Colemans ¥ Eric, Big Up XXX

COREY GREAVES

STEVEN GREENLEAF

PATRICK GRIFFITH

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ARIEL DAVIDA GRUNTFEST I am only just as much as I can make myself . . . Thanks a lot, big brain, and Thank you friends, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you . . . spj mom dad tal.

EUCABETH “ EUC” GWARO ThanksToGodForWhomAllIsPossibleSpecial Thanx2 Mom Dad Fam Aunt P, M Good Friends ’Dez + Marie&AllThe Rest Thanks ForBeing There & Sticking By Me Best Of Luck Class Of ’97!

AM Y HALLIDAY I Find The Great Thing In This World Is Not So MuchWhereWeStand,AsInWhatDirectionWe AreMoving. ¥ UBJCLJSCRCLMPSTalwaysin my V LSMCLUVUMOMDADC&A

CHRIS HANDY “ ADayWithoutLaughinglsADayNotWorthLiv ing” Football # 59 Only we know CjJvLb JnMz ScVtCYODonkeyThanksMomandDad“ SoLet The Clouds Roll By Your Face, W e’U Let The WorldSpinToAnotherPlace”

KATHERINE ELIZABETH HANSEN EveryoneYouMeetlsAfraidOfSomethingHas Loved Something And Has Lost Something’ ThanksToMyMom + DadAndFriends esp*Drezza,DC,KK,GN,A + V I Love You And I’ll Miss You!

NOELLE “ NOWEE” HARRIS Thanx&love2GodMommyDaddy4allUdo4me Much ¥ 2my V JeanI ¥ UMyGirlzJen&QuoisaShoutOutstomypeepsDaHAITIANSMwMv SalCgDmKjVdAk'If God is for you, then who can be against you*I’mOutc/o’97

KEITH “ KAY-JAY” HARVEY 2 Th ose W ho Fill My ¥ M ind & Soul. Stay ThereMa&PopAmeGPsAuntiePresUncBMy 2ndFamTimStukeFu ♦ PopMadWoodFranl ¥ 2 Sabine LadyT aharia Merce ( V N IKA V ) A D R cocoTm arFrom 97-»H oldFrom H ere2 end.RememberMe

ROBYN TA K ISH A HASTY EXCELLENCE DOESN ’T JUST HAPPEN IT’SA DECISION YOU MAKE EVERYDAY! MUCH LOVE TO MOMMY, DADDY, TAMMY AND AN­ GIE. MAD LOVETO:CJJCCBLMASAWRBKW CLASSOF1997IT’SBEENFUN!

ASHLEY MARIE HILL ALittle Love GoesALongWayButALot Of Love Goes Forever. ¥ Mom Dad Kris Deme*Matt Marley Roey* Ja Jm Ac Jg Sg Bh W e’re Not The KidsWeOnceWereButLookAtWhatWe’veBecome.We’HBeFamous.

JASON A. HODGE 1 luv 2 God & Fam who will always be there & luv also goes out to those who have been there. Nat, my boo, JD JD,KJ,SC,EA,AH,SL DM, MG, sylvia, dehda, BS, KJ, CN, neva forget NW + AKluv

ARTHUR HIGGINS III Thank God 4 all gifts and talents Thanks to Dad, Mom, & LeNard for all support. To my fam at CHS; STAY REAL 1 Cor 13:13. peace 2 B’ball & Lax NaKsKj KhArAdAz MvSl KdAk I’m out #11

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DIANE MARIE HILDEBRAND OurDaysOfMakeBelieveAreOver.AsWeGrow Older, It Becomes Difficult To Just Believe. Its Not That We Dont Want To, But Too Much Has Happened That We Cant. MD HB BJ ‘ Sarah Shellsea’ MwKaMcKd— FldHky#13

CRAIG JAMES INSABELLA W e’ll remember the good times, never forget the bad, and leave a little older, and a lot smarter. Peace and love to all my brothers and sisters. What time is it? 4:20!

SARAH HONG There Is A Road No Simple Highway Between The Dawn AndDarkOfThe Night, AndlfYou Go NoOneMayFollow.ThatPathlsForYourSteps Alone*DiMarls*AK EL MC SS MO SL GCREW*ThanksMDG

TAMAR SEYMONE “ T-RAK” HYLTON “ Knowledge is of the past. Wisdom is of the future.” w/the ¥ from GOD, #1 DAD & MOM I’ve come this far! Much ¥ sis — SHAQ* ¥ TANYA MERCE ASH MIMI KEITH FON MIKEL TIM!StayFocusedCLASS97*I LOVE YOU ER­ IC*

JOHN ROBERT IANTOSCA “ Don’t Give up, don’t ever give up” — Jim Valvano. Football #84 Baseball #4. MM, SS, JV, AR, DP, CC, JH, LN, MF, CJ, CT, MR, DS, AC, DO, and anyone else I didn’t mention PEACE

GERMAIN 1NTER1ANO Thanks to my parents for helping me make it through the years and much love to my brother and rest of my fam. 1 want to give love to all my peeps, don’t forget Cho-Cha.

JEFFRY JACOBS 1would first like to thank Mom, Dad and Cal for their support 1 would also like AB, EA, DP, DN, JD, KH, KT, SM, and BM.

BRENDA GAIL JACOBUS You Find Yourself One Day With A Suitcase By The Door, Knowing Life Will Never Be What It Was B4.*Jess — Nvr4gt! * ¥ ADAM ¥ Cher NessAmCaraMegCourtSTLSAZKJ*CathThe FuturelsNoPlaceToPlaceBetterDays

PAMELA ANN JAMES Each life converges to some center Expressed or still; Exists in every human nature A G oal. . . MomDadErKssanTHANKS Onwiththedancejletjoyoeunconfined!

RYAN MICHAEL JAMES “ The World Meets no one half way” ThanxMom&Dad&JaytheboysRrLnJvSpMf Rm TpAcOZKgCIStTrKhSgFj Fball bball Lax ¥ Meg, I'll always love you ¥

RHENA CATHERINE JASEY For every difference that makes us unique, thereisacommonthreadwhichconnectsusall *KierJenJessBritNorAmyGhAcTpJtSg*SlKr MrArRwRjRsLwMcBcRcEiSv*IloveyouMDNK GB TUs Vball 15 No Mercy When U Feel Afraid, BuyANewBoxOfCrayons

SABINE JEAN EPH.: 16 Redeeming the time for the days are eternal Thank you JESUS most respect to my mommy&daddyAJBSCJKJRJJDHJEDARSW AKDSKPMPKHTRSGFJAMSRPBSBRJMHCJ NBMYCHURCHFAMWCCGRRJRPDEBENEZER

CARRIEANNE JOHANSSON People always say, Sink or Swim I intend to FLY Thanx Dad, Mom and Mel (love) ¥ CB, RH, JC, CH ¥

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KEVIN A. JOHN Now this is not the end, it’s not even the beginning of the end, it is perhaps, the end of the beginning Praises2God.Thanx2Mom,Gran,&Fam 1 V2class97esp.2myBoys&Females

RASHAD J. JONES Much V 4 Mom, Dad + T Special Shouts to RG + CS Los Diablitos, DJ To all of the people that helped me along the way, Thanx!

ALIEM L. JUMPP First of all, I would like to thank GOD for allowing me to get this far in life. Shout outs:; JONAI, KR, SB, TJ, AB, NT, and to all JA­ MAICANS ONE LOVE R I P 2PAC 9/13/96 Liem & ?

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FUQUAN L. JOHNSON I wanna thank my: Mom Grandmom Dad Aunt Texas Fam. Tim Big-D, Ra, K.J. Andrea, Danny, Nicky, Li’S, Twinz, Jan. Danny, Steve, Mar, Fran &friendz(ONELOVE,FUDlAMONZ)

LEE S. JORDAN “ It will never be the same, but it will always be a time to remember.” — Willie Mays soccer #12 acspssdorwjbbrah

KRISTIAN T. KAHN noday6uttoday;can fstopta/iaf ison its may.maybeyouV/leavefhelighton.but threadsthalarego\Aendon ’/break easily V mom/a
KH ALIL SHAKA CURTIS JOHNSON Thanks to my fam: ANAN, IMAN, & PARNTZ Thanks to tru e peeps: NAKSEAMMWGGK EMAZKJSCAWEGAMCBMuch love to Track Team & News Class Thanks LuElla, Len, and Frank Class of Hot 97 Good luck and peace

CHANELLE A JOSEPH THANKS TO Mom Dad4 believing in me I Luv U. SHOUTOUTS2MoGalCrew97,LouiseTameka Corey WyCliffeDioGenevaRainieAlaTy PaulJoyHoppinsFamWilsonFamAuntyRosie2 MYPEPSnotmentionLuvUall RIP Troy

DAVID KALENOWSKI

KENYA JOHNSTON DON’T LET ANY1 HOLD U BAC KEEP YOUR HEAD a 2 THE SKY. MUCH LUV 2 DMMW, CNVJBNHDGNMBMMONWAKCGCWRWTL AKSTRJVJD V LUV U MOM DAD DERON ALWAYS V LUV U M & M. WE’LL ALWAYS HAV FL LL V

SARAH JOYCE And all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word; UNLESS. Whatever that meant, well, 1jusl couldn’t guess . . . EverythingWasBeautiful &NothingHurt

GREGORY ADAM KENNEDY THANKSTOHELEN.ALLMYTEACHERS MYFAM1LYANDFRIENDSA&DDEU: t j g ,m a s ,e s m ,n d a .m a r k a r o n , L-l1-22-94-B

ARYNIA KEYS I would like 2 Thank GOD, my parents & my grandmother4everythingtheyhavedone. ¥ 2 my 2 sisters! To All Those Phony Females JEALOUSYWillGetYou No W here!2 myBoo I VUBryan.

NAVEED KHAWAJA The Decisions We Make Today Determine The Life We Live; Girls Play Vollyball, Boys Play Basketball, M en W restle Thanks Mom; GO ARMY

A SH AN IC . KINER WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE ¥ TO MyFAMDADI V UAKESHLTKMOMVIV— MY TRUE GIRL® V CUBACIANAKASALI ¥ YA PEACHES MY PICLE DG FAM MUCH ¥ TO NW TH DM BC ARJH AM CECGJHCM MAHM VB PL PRBNLKJABNBAAATCOACHWRIGHTI ¥ U

DAVID L. KLUGEL “ Many dreams come true And some have silver linings. I live for my dream And a pock­ etful of gold.” Thanks Mom, Dad and Kelly!

JEREMY JOHN KOHUT “ You Can’t Change Destiny” Thanks foryour support Mom, Dad, and the rest of my family. Thanks for everything T.H., B.S., K.P., J.T., S.T., L.B., Friends 4 Ever.

PAUL CHRISTIAN KUEHN SEX! Now that I have your attention My leg­ acy from Columbia? — NAH! [REPRESENT 96! — WEI, KATE, LOVE TO SARAH AND [REMEMBER VOTE FOR ME!

SARAH ELIZABETH LANTZ You Cant Help Respecting One Who Can Spell Tuesday, Even If He Doesnt Spell It Right; But Spelling Isnt Everything. Some Days Spelling Tuesday Simply Doesnt Count. Deir Aud Jen GabSue.wuweiJuvumdjljenny

JENNIFER LYNN LASKOWSKI Don’tBDismayedAtAGoodbye;AFarewlIsNecessary B4 U Can Meet Again & Meeting After MomentsOrLifetimesIsCertainOfThoseWho RFriends.ThanxMAMAJ2MDMI ¥ U *K ier RheAmyJessNorBritSueMich*KrCrKfSgMr

TAHEERAH “ HEERAH” LAWSON The past was then the present is now and the future is beyond these doors. 1 ¥ U MOM, RAH, and LOU. SHOUT OUT 2 Mees, Ken, Ash, Nai, Kenya, Quanah, Quan, Jen, Janson and the rest of yall.

SHARI A. LEDGISTER G reat things com e to those who have FAITH — that every cloud must have a silver liningAshbkaCubana ¥ YAalways4 ever my PIC. Dm Jb Jd Ch FKM Twnz Rb IMM POSSE M om ♦ Dad ♦ H eidi ¥ Ya & Thanks 2 GOD!

DANIEL LEE High School, then college, and what will be next? Thanks to all the great teachers and classmates. Good luck!!!

ELIZABETH C. LEE IDon’tWantToDieWithoutHavingSaidAlU’ve GotToSayOrAtLeastTryingTo.CM.TYM&D, Jo,Imwa,SQ,PJ,andMick.ToAllMyFriendsBFF MQ,AndTheRestKeepSmiling!

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DEIRDRE LEHN No good times, no bad times There’s no times at all just the New York Times Jen SarahAudSueNor*EU*ThanksMDAust

MEENA RUDD LESPERANCE “ It Is A Very Few People Who Provide The Net­ work Of Love That Holds This World Together” — James Baldwin. ¥ UMommy, Family,and EveryoneWho’sB eenThereSinceD ayl.. . ¥ URel,Me&U4ever.RIPJB

CHERYL MARIE LEVANDA Hope IsAThing With Feathers ThatPerches In The Soul And Sings The Tune Without Words AndNeverStopsAtAll. ‘ Marina* Bren* Jess* Sue*Amy*Lax Thanks M, DJ & R

NADEGE LEVINE Thanks 2 God 4 all his continuing blessing 2 mom 4 all the trying, I ¥ U 2 my 3 sisters & brothers, 2 all friends & churches prrrayers. Keep it real & it’ll happen.

JIM LOFFREDO To Ma & Pa & all Pals specially David S You are the Moon among the Gods Gods among the stars Stars upon the stage O f the play that is my life

LUCY LU “ Graduation is not an end But a challenging new start, A chance to chase the dreams That you hold within your heart.” Thanx 2 my family, teachers, & friends

COURTNEY ANNE LYNCH Goodbye IsNotAnEnding.ForYou’llFindAlons Lifes Way, Within Your Heart You’ll Always Have A Part of Yesterday. BFF— Meg Stac V Jimmy ¥ BJ*Js Cl Ah Ls Sg Jv Mr PwJs Cr*Thanx&Luv— MomDadKenTIt&s

COREY MACINTOSH Hom ework. . . Never did it! Hope 1 pass. If I do then I’m outa here . . .

ANDREW ROSS MACKLIN I’m proud to say I have too many people to thank: MOM, SEY, JOSH, MZ, Music Dept, Marching B, FNL, BAAH! I’m off to higher education! (Thanks CHS) Only time will te ll.. .

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ALEX M ARIN-SPIOTTA Vivir con miedo es vivir a medias. Who are we? . . . GO FIND OUT Thanx Erika, BM, Nonna + Pop, PC MzEuAsMtRsAcNbDIBt Mf

DEBRA “ KURIOUS” MARQUEZ Trils&TribsBldWallsInFmtOfFcsMdeOfS: YtIStndStrngEnuF2BrkWallsDwn2Jrnyf Wll B NthngTht Wll Stnd In My Wy ¥ 2 * peeps 1 ¥ 2myDadFamMial ¥ uall RIP1' ChitoMuchoAmorParaMSR¥ 2 allTchers

TAMER NABIL MARSHOOD Angels had guitars even before they had wings. You hold your own fate, believe in your dreams. Thanks mom, dad, ruba and all friends I love ya B.S.5, Sabre, REGULATORS 29

JESSE MARTIN AndTheAtrocitiesOfSchoolICanForget

IAN MCBRIDE They thought they could change me. They were wrong. Yon ® Inc. forever. Thanks to me, myself and 1.

MARLON G. MEADE WhoYouKnowWillGetYouIn What you Know WillKeepYouln.. .KNOWLEDGE!!!MuchLove To GOD, Mom And The M & Ms Shoutouts To Drivers 2 Ks MS the Firm, etc Softly — as if I playedpianointhedark...

AJEENAH MATEEN Never let someone’s low opinion of you be­ come your reality. Allahu Akbar! May Allah’s peace be on mom, dad ASAM, & other family. I U 2MEA£HF/VMPCmAHAfSC/BT/VBAKSK

MICHAEL MAZZOLLA Just think, in 5 years I’ll be in the majors. Baseball # 9 STUPID! ye Gril Thks Mom Dad Cath&JiJvSsDsMwMrEqJaDoVs Lekan, East Queens? MEAT! SLOTH! Stein/Muller— Lets GoToDaSpot!

RYAN JOSEPH MCCUE MatKenStephRogLeoJimTer.. .It Sure Was Fun!*I Love My Becky* Lax. #3. Thanks MOM Rob&Pat*Dad*

SHAUNA “ BONES” MCFADZEAN Don’tFollowWhereThePathLeads.Rather Go Where There’s No Path And Leave A Trail. Thanx2God, da fam, my true peeps, bonzbetz guncestar. Thanx KLe. Keep it real. One Luv, I’m out

QIANA CHANEL MCNEIL I thank God for serenity to accept things I couldn’t change, courage to change things I could and wisdom to know the difference. Much V and thanx to my family I made it???

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JORDANA METZ U Can Get Just So Much From A Good Thing U Can Linger2 Long In Ur Dreams But The Good Ole’DaysWeren’tAlwaysGood&2morrowAint AsBadAsItSeemsHEATH*MER*KELL*BcNb RnMsTpSpDan&2VMDAJER— WhatWouldl DoW/oU

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DAVID MICALLEF MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU MAY WIND ALWAYS BE AT YOUR BACK AND MAY THE SUN SHINE WARM UPON YOU thanx to God, Mom, Dad, Michelle love you always. # 3 b-ball

JOSEPH MILLER I’d like to thank all the little people that made this possible. Greets to: IM, TM, SD, MF, DW, JL, AC, ML, and anyone else I left out.

M ARIA ELENA M O LIN A I have been happy at this school and have made many good friends and met many good teachers. Thanks to the teachers for all the help they have given to me!

M EREDITH LYNN M ONDINO When The Power O f Love Overcomes The Love OfPowerTheWorldW illKnowPeace.. .Love & Thanks Mom, Dad, Lauren, Blair, MA, Tracy, GOD & all who’ve helped me alone the way GS-v-BS

ROCCO MONGELLI Iforgettoforgetnothingisimportant ShoutoutstoD.F.,D.K.,A.C.,D.B.,M.L.,M.S. 1 miss the comfort in being sane Throw out your fears and fly

LAUREN MORGAN Y ou Try2A dd -»2 + 2 But Still Dont Know Da Math ManyThinkTheyComprehendDaWhole Yet Still Dont Know Da '^Maintain Da Proper Mind Frame 2 Avoid Da System Wrath Step By StepIWalkAStr8Line-»SocietyCrookPath

COLLEEN E. MORRISROE “ Life is change, but growth is optional, be not afraidofgrowingslowlybutafraidofonlystandingstill.” LisaBFFV-Ball #21 Love and thanks Mom Dad ETM Ms. Hurley Lobo JJ SM JS NAN Kris,Cheryl

MAUREEN M ORRISROE Ambition WithoutKnowledgelsLikeABoatOn Dry Land * WithoutStruggle, There Is No Pro­ gress ♦ V-ball#19LisaBFF V Jon V Love& ThanksMomDadETCMsLoBoHurleyTJMJJS MJNCKrisACSJN ♦ GoodLuckAvi

ANDREW P. MULLER One love to my Fam, D-love, Em, Ma + Pa,PudgyJay,Jr.Joan Peace to all my peoples who kept it Real. LB.DB.JBJEAP.WA.HCJR.MP
REBECCA NEHER SometimesICanLaughAndCryAndlCan’tRememberWhyButlStillLoveThoseGoodTimes GoneBy RY*I love you* Mol Bess Kel JM HE ME SC MS S-Dog AS NG Thanks VMomDad HilEr*GrnmsVKJAH

D ANIEL NICHOL “ One wrong action can cause a lifelong re­ gret.” Shoutouts to RG,MW,DM,JD,JB,SF, and all my other peeps. All Love to CN,MC, DC,KC,and o f course Kenya. “ Daddy” , Love you always.

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DAWN TAM EJRA MYERS Success is getting what U want & Happiness is wanting what U get. I would like 2 say thanx MOM&DAD CAR — THANX 4 BEING MY # 1 BRO GO MAB Mad V 2 my peeps U knowwhoUR DM V RB5195

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SHADE’ CARLA O’GILVIE “ EnterByTheNarrowGatejForWidelsTheGate And Broad Is The Way That Leads To Destruc­ tion, AndThere Are ManyWhoGoInByIt.” Matthew7:13.Thanks AndGoodLuekPeeps,Fami­ ly,MsF,T,Y,P,S,M,H,MrG,D.

DAMIEN OLESNYCKY “ Never Ruffle the Goose’s Feathers Before It’s About to Take O f f . . . ” — Philosopher . . . Thanx Mom, Dad. Andrew. Ed, San, Sam, Crock, Lee, Drew. Ben, Russ Ain’t it Right Spey.ILULACH #11 UKE

MICHELLE PADILLA LOVE 2 MY FAM MA PA JAY JOE 2 MY TRUE FRIENDS ¥ 2 MY BF QIANA AS IF! SALLY LIKE FUNNY JR R WE LOST RF DV SJ DS NR . . . MUCH LOVE TO ALL. ¥ AM ¥ TO GOD AMOR PARA SIEMPRE!

TERENCE PALMAFFY DoNotFollow Where The Path MayLead. Coin steadWhereTherelsNoPathAndLeaveATrail. FemRyStefJimRogLeeEgansKgNbDaNtRj.lm KfLR.BrEpKcJs.*KIERA*Lax#45KqKbl)ont BeAStrangerThxMomDadTyce

ERIN C. PALUMBO Yesterday is but 2days memory and 2morrow is 2days dream. Nows our tym 2 discover 2days dreams and capture all of the 2morrows, though never 4 getting our yesterdays. ¥ Sal ¥ Tliks M t- D

MEGHAN K. PARSONS Some things are over & some things go on; part of me u carry & part of me is gonc.l ¥ UStacCourt ¥ Ryan ¥ BjCrVIAhEpJsKrKdSc SwMrl)sLsYou'ralwaysinmyheart.SbFh#14 ThanxMDDCMUrtheWrld2me

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KIM BERLY N. PETTIFORD Thanks2God4AHYouDone4Me ¥ Mom,Nanny, Cousins, Tamir,Z,Vony, Malika, ¥ Jerry, Brandon, Ty,Bira, Rosette, Audrey, Deb, Bean, I, Vannessa, Torsha, Pricilia, T.L. My ant B may she R.I.P. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

DERRICK PH ILLIP

DEXTER M. PH ILLIPS Yo! I want to say thanks to my moms for support through everything. Peace to EA, DR, LR, JH, KT, JI, RB, JJ, RS, AB, KH, and whoever else I forgot. I’m out!! Class of ’97 YO!!

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STEPHEN POGANY This has all been wonderful but now I’m on my way. Lb.-ing at the pond — JimVFemLeo RogRy Me TP Egans KelJord Beck Thanx for the help Mom + Dad N + R, W + B

RYLAND POW ELL UustWantToWishTheBestFutureForAllOfMy Classmates Of97.IAlso WantTheFuture ClassesToTreatOurSchoolWithRespectAndDon’t Mess It Up. I Spent 4 Good Years Here CHS Shou!dBeTreatedRight.“ Peace”

AM Y MARIE PRISCO AndAlIOfMyDreamsAndDesires4 More Keep Me Movin On The Path Onlyl Can Explore *Bes MolCortSueJen-JwCrKfVtSlNbMbEbKSMr Mw Ms Ds As*together well B fine*FHG wuwei*IluMDS + M*tomorrowlooksfriendly

KATIE L. QUINLESS LeavinAintFairYouKnowPartingAintJustBut PeopleGot2MveOnPeopleHave2DoWhatThey Must ¥ LizaNessCaraSueQKrisMich ¥ BcKf StJlMpEp2JaMrTpPwBubSs ¥ Mike ¥ Thnx MDJS * &ThrItAllWe JustKeptLghin *

EDWARD FRANCIS QUINN “ Cheating is apart of Ed’s character” Mr Coop Thanx M & D Oles Dan Ast Sam San Lek Jan Dennis tri fecta LKLBA Mazz OT LI NYY “ 96” bum a smoke? HD Brady’s CHS socc Lach 96 crewAintltGoodThanxJIM— 4yrsoffun

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KRISTA M. RAFFERTY AjoumeyofathousandmilesmustbeginWitha singlestep. *NessKtqCar*MrPwMbBcEbDsJa LrKjKzRjJlM2KsEpSftbllGirlsSueJessJonUR inmy¥alwaysTnx4daMemrys&ThruItallWe JusKepLaughnLuv&thnxMDB

ANDREA D. RAMKISSOON 1st I want 2 THANK GOD.MomDadNicky& Carissa— IluvYou.Much ¥ 2LissaVikCocoCR — memberda Bacon, SJ/SW/CT/DaTwinsAK/ DP/Fu/Tim/Keith.. .Ahmad THANX 4 EVERYthing, ¥ always . . . I MADE IT!!!

JERMAINE BYRON RANKIN When your senior year is over The memories are only in your mind Here is a word of advice, forever Never forget those you left behind (Thank you CHS for all your help)

NICOLE REINO Let your life proceed by it’s own design — Nothing to tell them — Let your word be yours I'm done with mine. Thanks to my family and all my friends. @

CONRAD C. REYNOLDS JR. “ Columbia is done, time to move on"

MICHAEL RHATIUAN We Laughed Until We HadToCity And We Loved RightDown roOurUstGoodbve PeteJustDan KnsSue VtCrKq MbKzJI Rj MpSt ¥ Claud ¥ BbaHThanxMomUadK'! ¥ UWIten The World Gi'fsColtfliNeedYourl'>iend»2Keepl. Warm.

ALEXANDER J. RICE EMANCIPATE YOURSELF FROM MENTAL SLAVERY . . . NON BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MIND. RRR = (CARPET AND RIFF) NO, I DONT WORK FOR U P S (J)ust(E)nd(T)he(S)eason! thanx m & d.

ROGER RICHARDSON With your past and your thttlfh precisely divided. Am I a! Iltal moment? I haven't decided Thanks Mom, Friends 4 holly TABOOT TABOOT

DANNY RIVERA to-ijudi o igl&lifedm mg. buwjpajaloCOOiJkJtAM

BRITTON EIA N REDBORI) Aint Livd 4Evr But Iv Livd Long Enuf, Lernd 2 B Gentle + Lernd 2 BTuf,Lm dThers 2 Things ThatLastTilThcEnd 1IsURHerosTheOthrstJR FrndsNorMagJess'KierRhe.lenAmyMikeDor AudAarSGMEUSLTPJSNFTYMaxI ¥ UMD +A

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To the people who helped me through the years Janet) Bryant, Brooke Jones, & Sabme Jean, and to aJI the rest love y al! and stay real. (Nikki) Class o f ’97

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DANIEL ROMEO

JOANNA E. ROZBORSKA My life’s like unfinished book pgs upon pgs filled with words, creat­ ing new tales of ending chapters, with memories both bitter and sweet Ma.Pa.Sl.Ed.OK.KB.KS.MPAM.HCI V U

LISA RUGGERIO Mo&CoYou’reTheBest,BFF,Don’tForgetThe Goodx’s.Co,What??Mo,OhByTheWay.MmCm JsNkKsKrTpJeJbMbJdJIJmJaSaMTNrIWill Never Forget You Tere P & Kris R Ms Hurley, Thanks4ItAU,rilMissYou.

AHMAD D. RUSSELL Much Love 4 my family, 2 Andrea 4ever Der­ rick, Cherron, Ra-Dog, LiL G, Nkosi, Nicky, KJ, Wazi, A. H ill. . . I’ve learned a lot N 4 yrs. & will always remember Those who Believed in Me Much Love.

JANELLE N. SAMAROO Best Wishes to the Class of '97. Hope you have a bundle of success in your future en­ deavors!

JESSICA LEIGH SAMET My Heart is warm with the friends I make and better I not be knowing, Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take no matter where its going. ♦Bren— Nvr4gt**JesCherAmySueNbCIMpSt

STEVE SAMICH Hey Mazz, can 1 get a comment? The year of vandalism. Boris Yee High School.. . B.S. to the end. JV, JI, MM, JV, NM, SF, AS, MW, CD, LS, ST, GLM, Thanx mom & dad

OMAR J. SANCHEZ Now it’s time to say goodby to all my com­ pany. Kidding! If life sucks get a straw. Re­ member: there is no Easter bunny it’s a guy in a suit. Love always, Sasquatch. B.S.5

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LATASH AAN N SEARS T-Skillz Representin’ for ” 97 Thanx to Jah Mom, Dad, Shawn & Ron. Big a to Guyanese Posse, Track & KAZ CREW Shorty, Niza, Yani, Mia, Meka, Fe & Jay My Sweetheart BK. Reiner & Wazi

KHAL1D ALEXANDER SEMPER On da real ish aint funny I want my money bak 4dis picture wut u laphn at yah picture wasntfresh. Shouts MS, MM, KJ, EA, DM, KJ, TH, MW, DP, KJ, KD, NVH, NA, AH, GK, EM, AR, FAM & rest of chs 97

SCOTT NICHOLAS SHARO Fear clouds the mind. Once removed, only the soul remains. Special thanks to family and friends. C217 crew. Surf ’till u bleed. Never forget the boys of summer.

MICHAEL SHIRAZI

JESSICA L. SIMON When We Set Out On This Journey There Were NoDoubtsInOurMindsWeSetOurEyesToThe Distance We Would Find What We Would Find. NorJesMagSJD&FriEnDS.ILoveUMel&Tara MDKJMWeDontHaveToLookAtOurWatches.

MARGARET MCALINDIN SINGLER © IvisualizedwhereIwanted2B,whatkindof playerIwanted2become.IknewexactlywhereI wanted2 go & focused on getting there. * Vader *BritJLS2AmyKD,ASch,HLKzAsSb Sc MsAp swim/fh# 1, V UMDLiz ©

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TA M IN A NAKISHA RONNETTE SM ITH To God, family & friends & New York, the illist place on earth I LOVE YOU!!

LAUREN MARIE SNOZNIK It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ST, JV, SS thx mom, dad, adam — I luv u! m.b.f.w.b.* JM* I LUV UM

RICHARD C. SOLOMON I’m not gonna thank anybody. Everything I’ve ever done I owe all to myself. Wassup to all my friends & family. Hit ’em all, I can dig it, C217 crew. The People’s KING

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JOHN SOMERS See you later Columbia!! Peace to my family. TO LMCJNSKLKMCC AA Peer Counseling class is the bomb. Baseball is # 1 !!!

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M ARK ANTHONY SQUIER To All My Kind Buds! What You Are And Wha Your Meant To Be! Blow The Horn And Taj The Tamborine! Where Do You Go When Th< Lights Go Out! Luv u L.P. Mom, Dad, Ed, Dj

REGINALD ST JEAN TO MY MOM & DAD GOD & FAM TO ALL MY BOYS WD PS AND MY ASH TO GIRLS DS JV R & CW AND FRIENDS SPECIAL LOVE TO SD

AARON C. STAENBERG “ Since k-garten I acquired the knowldg & aftr 12th gr. I went strt to college” — Run DMC— HrC217 crew,RS, AC,NB, Mag, E Dog, Lex, Zim, Brit, nfty, BB #36 *JR*, D Jon, KFC, QwikTHANX— Mom,Dad,Rach

DAN STEIN Good Times Bad Times Ya know I’ve had my share. To my buds— Find the right side of the streetandtaketheroadlesstraveled.BasebalM life.TO RAT,PETE,J,ANDCREW:REMEMBER THETIMES...

KATHY-ANN “ ANGEL” STEPHENS First I Give Thanks To God.Then2myMom& family. Big a 2 UC, WHITEY, PAPPY, UNCLE, ChoCha, Bone Thugs, “ HI-TOPS 97” Always Look To God! N uff Respect & Luv’ ALWAYS 97**Keep It Real**97 Always

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JON’A I “ ST A R ” SULLIVAN Wisdom is da key Knowledge is da fee Glory B 2 GOD V 2 BBC V 2 MOM DAD ROB JJ V2PaPoG ranm a2Lisha RIPNEICY ¥ 2 Da BX ¥ 2 Kiana Heerah Tamir LI KL SM SW AK BC JB ¥ 2 Dorion (B oo) & Fam ¥ 2 Foxy If I . . . $

KE TISH A SUMMERBELL Thanks to Mom, Dad, I, Love, U, K, S, R, S, S, Syd, B, F, F, Asia, Love, always. Tom) favourit teachers, Mr Suozzo, Mr-K, Mis Wastie, “ N ” Miss Watson, thanks for maW this a good yr. LOVE, K.S.

TOM SWEENEY If something can go wrong, it will but only if you let it. Thanks to Mom, Dad, friends, Reen, Moira, Meg. C217 Crew As Rs Ss Ms Tbl. When into this world i fell.

DEBORAH SYLVAIN Thanks 2 God For In Him All Is Possible 2 Mom FamilyRenGoMerCasCtCandy VJSASAMpSj ¥ MtKUfKodKpGsDreWildMoAmG ¥ DJew PfW ¥ LWsEoStSrSkyMfKillasKazcrewDark side V RR V Jb V NJMC ¥ HPC ¥ AWKZ ¥ WardSt¥Act22:16

JENNIFER KATHLEEN TAN Once The Radiance Was So Bright, Be now Taken From My Sight. We Will Grieve Not But RatherFindStrengthlnWhatRemainsBehind ‘ Sue De Aud Sar Amy Rj Jb Js Sc Vt Sb Cc Aj* ‘ Chris’ loveyoumomdadmichelle— wuwei

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ONEKA THOM PSON Education is the Foundation of Life. 1would like to thank and share my love for my father, sister and all my friends who supported me during high school!”

VANESSA THORNE WlkAwile W/Me &ShrTh TwstingT rls&Wndrs WrldsIveKnwnButThisBrdge Will Only TkeU hlfwyThereThLastFewStpslIhve2TkeAlnCar Bren KTQ Sue Kris Mb Lb Mr Mp Jt Be PwCh Ap ¥ MDTDZC ¥ ‘ &ThruItAllWeJstKptLghin*

THOM AS A. SZTOJKA It’s been a long four years. Now, it’s time to move on. Thanks to my family and friends, SWMF NTSI AC KW SPYDOCKAND BUD FOR­ EVER. The rythmatist is I. Later

CHRISTIAN TAMASCO Anything I do today I regard as urgent. No man is given but so much time to accomplish whatever is his life’s work. ThankUGodandFam4teachingandguiding meOneDayDDOneDaylwillbeaSTAR

M .B A H IR THOMAS “ Knowledge is the basic foundation of all things in existence.” Maaad love to my fam­ ily. D.M.P. [ SKR] PR, Ky, Fa, Mel, Quan, Jan, & the rest of y’all. Hard W e’re. J.A.S. 1 love.

STACY L. THOM AS Dont Walk In Front Of Me Bcuz I Wont Follow DontWalkln Back Of Me Bcuz I WontLeadJust WalkByMySideAndBeMyFriend.ILUVU*Meg Court*JonLsCrRbBjAhEqMsJgMPDJSsSftbl Gris thnxMomDadBill iloveyou.

BARBARA LEE TKACS Be BOLD and COURAGEOUS. When u look back on your life, u’ll regret the things u didnt do more’n l ’s u did luv to Mom Dad Jess Aunty Mad Moose and like that POOF she was gone

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ANDREW DANIEL TRISTER “ Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. — Mark Twain Thank you for supporting my dreams all these years! JLE MCT CB MC AMS JBG Mr. G MFK Mme. W KOH RM MOM DAD

M ICHAEL C. TROSSM AN “ Yes, our hero, the incredible Spaceman Spiff, is a cosmic pioneer, boldly facing the unknown in a universe o f wild adventure!” Mom&Dads,ATcbASamsMZalfMCeuKHlm UNT

NATHALIE TRYTELL Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her, and to wonder what was going to happen next.

ADAEZE OGOCHUCKWU UKEH FirstIThankGOD VMomWithoutUICouldn’l HaveAchievedThisGoal V ToMyFamilyl Vli All.Much V2MyGirlzEuca&Marie.2TheClass Of97IWishUAllMuch VAndProsperity...!

EYTAN USLAN “ So Worthless.”

LAUREN MICHELE VADER I always knew looking back on my tears would some daymake me laugh— I never knew lookingbackonmylaughswouldsomedaymakeme cry Thanks for everything*MAG*KD*lax/fh teams#20goodluckHlAsMw V UMomDadLe Lyn

JIM VALENZA Its been a great time . . . StephLeeRogFem ColRyMTerKenNbKfMeMs— Heath— Thanx M + D + J + E + K + Nes&Lu + S Nothin Left to do but Smile Smile Smile . . .

M E LISSA MERCEDES “ MERCY” VALLE A Man Who Stands For Nothing Falls For Any thing— Bro.M alcolm X.M uch V2MomDaii IH,The Famt>BamT amFon Mimi KiyaEloIke Kifu Kab Kjay* Future M y # 1 Tru V'AII Strength 2 M y Bros. & Sistas Th e Struggle Continues!

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— L.J. Bowen THANX:DeirdreZIMGoonMacAlexJ-BALL TrosA-doggQWANamyMagicVncoleKrstn

JANAfN A DOS REIS VICENTE THE ONLY GOOD THING THAT I GOT OUT OF THISSCHOOLWASRA V U4EVER!MOMDAD RAFAELVINNYW/OUTYOUIWOULDN’THAVE MADE IT! DINDA V S YOU ISAAC! MY CUZ MICHELE V U! ALL MY V 2 FUGINATAMARKELI! V ULEBBYBYE97

VIVIAN VONLEH I would like to thank God for giving me the strength, my friend Charlesette, and her Mom for being there for me. Lloyd, I love you! Good luck to the entire class of ’97!!

JUSTIN VOSKIAN

SHAKERA A. WALKER PositiveActionlsTheKeyThatUnlocks TheFutureYouDesire!Thanx2God4Whom AllIsPossibleThanxMomASGrandmaCarla &Wave4UrLuv,Support,&Patience BestofLuckClassOf 97 V

RUSSEL W ATSON WeHaveComeUponAForklnTheRoadDoYou Go Right Or Left. Have We Learned Enough To Go The Right Way. Well Only Time Can Tell. So GoodLucklnTheFutureThanxJDRJJH

CASSIA LETICIA WENZEL Faith is the key to success. Thanx God, Mom, Dad, J + J, + most of all Nara (Rita). All those who’ve been there + believed in me. Thanx. ¥ One Love. ¥ Papi. V

RITA LUCINARA WENZEL THANK GOD 4 GIVING ME THE STRENGTH 2 ALWAYS STRIVE 4 THE BEST. 2 MY FAMILY ± CAS ‘EU TI AMO’ 4 EVERYTHING. ¥ 2 ALL WHO KEPT IT REAL. NEVER 4GET LONG TIME FRIENDS. V 2 JV.

AUTUM N NICKOL W HITE To God & my parents for guiding me. LM, RW, SW, CT, KJ, GF who kept it real! My sisters CB, SS, VC, KL, MH, ZH, NW. Sib — I have mad, crazy love for you that will never end. Class of 1997!

MARLEYANNE W HITE New Is Comin As The Old Is Go, Everythings Movin Here But Much 2 Slow A Lil’ Bit Quikr & WeMghtHavTime2Say“ HowDoYouDo?” be4 We’reLeftBehind.*AshSarDiMcAkSl ¥ MDN ThsIsAllADreamWeDreamedlAftmoon*

SHARON W HITE 2 GOD, MY PARENTS, MY LIL SIS & KERIA 2 ALL OF MY TEACHERS THANX PEACE 2 JONAI TAHEERAH WENDY NAD1A&SJDSAR CT MADD LUV 2 MY BF. ‘ARYNIA’ & BRIAN 2 TRFJKHGIJODR NEWARK REP KAZCREW

EDWARD W ILLIAM S Class of “ 97” is moving on. Thanks Mom and Dad for your support, Stay strong CHURCH ST. (One Love) To my Bookie, TAMEKIA, I Love You. COUPLE OF THE YEAR, EDDIE & TAMEKIA

PETER W ILLIAM S And as we wind on down the road — Our shadows taller than our souls . . . — Zep Mike Justin Dan Krista Sue — What! What happened! I’m just a lost soul swimming in a fish bowl year after year

CASSANDRA W ILSON Thanks 2 God Making it possible & MOM C ¥ J, DS, SJ, SW, CT, KJ “ KAZ” Crew Hold on to life’s hand, Never drift away from shore Always seek for the core of life

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DAVID J. WOOD What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with­ in us — 0. W. Holmes ThankstoCHSfoigreat TchrsandtimesLAWM + DTMACSYSASEMK SKATIlovelife!

NICOLE “ N IK K I” WOODLAND EDUCATION is I o f many roads N life it is a NECESSITY 4 onez successful future. Thanx 2GOD&2MOM + DADcuz&moShaunI V U. MAD V 2TsArRrKAZDivaFuKj&ChoChaArDp JhHcGsis&2allwhowereTRUE!

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DANIEL ERIC ZWILLENBERG “ It’s not whether you win or lose, It’s how many minutes you play.” #16 rllr heky Sabre TM SS sk8ers mntndw Thanks for everything, the world is waiting

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Bottom: Lonny Mallach, Christine Solle, Van Betta, Tae Egbert, Matt Kushner, Amanda Hersh, Carla Eisenstein. Middle: Sean Murphy, Emilio Panasci, Calvin Matthews, John Boyer, Russel Edgar, Greg Axel-lute. Top: Brett Diamond, Tom DiGirolomo, Joe Crystal, Matt Noesner, Jesse Glucksman, Greg Youell, Ariel Bayer, Wole Ogunkoya, Ben Haim. Not Pictured: Julian Arthur, Jason Bass, Mike Lada, Paul Lacy, Kevin Waeschle.

Library Aides

T h e s tu d e n t L i b r a r y A id e s h e lp th e s c h o o l c o m m u n ity by p r e p a r ­ in g m a t e r i a l s f o r c i r c u l a t i o n , h e l p ­ in g w ith

re tu rn e d

p a irin g d a m a g e d

ite m s, a n d

re­

b ook s. T h ey a s ­

s is t th e li b r a r ia n s w ith p h o to c o p y ­ in g a n d filin g it e m s . T h e ir e f f o r t s are

p a r t o f w h a t m a k e s th e

so u rce

fu n c tio n

o f th e

H ig h S c h o o l L i b r a r y

re­

C o lu m b ia

m ove

as

e f­

fic ie n tly a n d s u c c e s s f u lly a s p o s ­ s ib le .

Top: Sarah Tooma, Omar Sanchez, Matt Drewes. Bottom: Chris Cox, Marie Glemaud. Missing: Adeazde Udeh.

* ACTIVITIES

155

Columbian

The “Columbian” is the student newspaper of Columbia. It is pro­ duced by the students in Journalism and Production Journalism classes. The writing staff con sists of the members of the Journalism class. Production Journalism is made up of the editors, production assistants, artists, and photographers. The Pro­ duction Journalism class produces the newspaper in Columbia’s computer graphics lab.

Top: Mrs. McGrane, Kristen Marceda, Melissa Jones, Alysa McKenna, James Calister, C. Chris Erway, Ben Reiter, Latifah McNeill, Colin Kennedy, Liam Kuhn. Third Row: Jessie Shacklett, Emily Steinberg, Maggie Singler, Becki Baron, Jeff Nelson, Michael McCurdy, Mark Greenbaum, Kevin Moulthrop. Second Row: Francesmise St. Pierre, Kristin Duffy, Stephanie Gline, Sarah Salomon, Brandi Colander, Siran Tanielyan, Walter Frye, Michael Jeffries, Eric Jaffe, Michael Ben-Asher. Sitting: Sarah Tooma, Lisa Williams, Catherine Casey, Sarah Budin, Gail Barnett, David Oxfeld, Paul Rotondi, David Milcallef, Justin Rashbaum.

The “ Columbian" Board: Top: Marley White (Art Editor), Nora Broege (Sports Editor), Amy Prisco (Copy Editor), Jeff Nelson (Production Staff), Gina Paradiso (Production Staff). Bottom: Zoe Howland (Technical Editor), Jenn Tan (Editor-in-Chief), Susan Cicenia (Production Editor), Sarah Joyce (Assistant Art Editor), Ariel Grundfest (Opinions Editor). Missing: Jeff Loffredo (Design Editor), Barbara Tkacs (Hard News Editor), Chimera Bowen (Soft News Editor), Jesse Martin (Feature Editor), Chris Tamasco (Special Assignment Editor), Marie Figuerado (Arts & Entertainment Editor), Amy Witting (Photography Editor), Julian Dotson (Production Editor), Jesse Simon (Production Editor).

156

ACTIVITIES

QUIZ BOWL

Q u i z B o w l is a n tio n

c lu b w h o s e

triv ia

a c a d e m ic

c o m p e ti­

m e m b e rs te s t th e ir

k n o w le d g e a g a in s t p e e r s

b o th

lo c a lly a n d s ta te w id e . T h e te a m t r a v ­ e ls to o th e r to w n s s u c h a s W e s t O r ­ ange,

M o rris

K n o lls a n d

o th e r

re­

g io n a l h ig h s c h o o l s to c o m p e te .

Top: Owen Baker, Joe Crystal, Ben Reiter, Sasha Bernier, David Alexander, Shanee Gbelawoe Middle: Robert Flaxman, Michael Padilla, Walter Frye, Rabia Belt, Alford Ashford. Bottom: Dan Perry, Mark Greenbaum

FLES

FL E S (F o re ig n

L a n g u a g e s fo r E le ­

m e n ta r y S t u d e n t s ) is a n o r g a n iz a tio n in w h i c h j u n i o r s a n d s e n i o r s in f o u r t h and

fifth

year

Fren ch ,

Ita lia n ,

and

S p a n ish c l a s s e s te a c h th ird a n d f o u r th g rad ers

in tro d u c tio n s

to

th e

la n ­

g u a g e s. FL E S m e e ts e v e ry W e d n e sd a y fro m

O c t o b e r t o A p r il .

Top: Shera Rosner, Tara Kahn, Laura Laguna, Mitesh Patel, Kristin McNealus, Ariel Gundfest, Tim Zagar, Shakera Walker, Nora Broege, Pam James, Mrs. Politi (Advisor), Maurizio Vescio. Bottom: Sarah Bryant, Doug Castro, Cathy Clark, Karen Venokur, Emily Konopinki, Janaina Vicente, Britton Redbord, Audrey Rabinowitz.

157

CLEAN

C le a n

(C o lu m b ia

L e a d e rs o f E n v iro n ­

m e n ta l A c tio n N e tw o r k ) w o rk s to w a rd im ­ p ro v in g th e e n v ir o n m e n t a t C o lu m b ia a n d in t h e l a r g e r c o m m u n i t y a s w e l l. T h i s h a p ­ p e n s th ro u g h w o rk s h o p s w ith e le m e n ta r y sch ool

s tu d e n ts ,

re c y c lin g

p ro je cts, an d

r a i s i n g e n v i r o n m e n t a l a w a r e n e s s in o u r c o m m u n ity .

Top: Suhagi Shah, Lauren Bohn, Noelle Pogany, Denise Hayden, Christine DeNoon, Raina Ferencz, Amy Prisco, Sarah Lantz, Jen Tan, Sarah Tooma, Chris Cox, Shanee Gbelawoe. Middle: Kendra Hayes, Cheryl Boelio, Tara Yamaoka, Jen Careo, Sarit Bar-Am, Lauren Lovitz, Kip Coleman, Mrs. Daur (Advisor). Bottom: Lucy Lu, Megan Hislop, Kay James, Greg Kahn, Anna Korn, Stephanie Snow, Maggie Shippy, Megan Holland, Rhena Jasey, Diba Choudhury.

ASTRONOMY CLUB

T h e A s t r o n o m y C lu b is m a d e u p o f a g r o u p o f s t u d e n t s i n t e r e s t e d in t h e s o l a r s y s t e m . U n d e r t h e d i r e c t i o n o f M r . L e v in , th e g ro u p m e e ts a b o u t tw ic e a m o n th a t th e C o lu m b ia O b s e rv a to ry . H e r e , th e y o b ­ s e rv e s ta r s , p la n e ts , th e m o o n , a n d o th e r c e le s tia l b o d ie s .

Top; Chris Tomasco, Mike Trossman, Dan Zauber, Mr. Levin (Advisor). Middle: Natasha Reznikoff, Jeffrey Raymond. Megan Hislop. Bottom: Sally Warner, Stephanie Snow, Hannah Thonet, Catherine Soloman.

CCN

T h e s e a r e th e p e o p le w h o p ro v id e th e e n e rg y , tim e , id e a s , a n d

e n th u sia sm

to

c r e a t e th e C o lu m b ia C a b le N e tw o rk . C C N is m a d e u p o f m a n y w r i t e r s , p r o d u c e r s , c a m e r a p e o p le , TV p e r s o n a l iti e s , a n d t e c h ­ n i c i a n s w h o m a k e th e n e tw o rk p o ss ib le .

Top: Jason Bass, Greg Baker, Mark Braunwarth, Jesse Glucksman, David Oxfeld, Michael Jeffries, David Amdurer, Mr. Frank Mullin (Advisor). 3rd: Janies Astor, Mark Barness, Roy Butler, Jen Laskowski, Scott Hamilton, Jessica Simon, Michael Ben Ascher, Seth Cohen, Seth Zweibel. 2nd: Jamie Scher, Lisa Ruggerio, Natalie Deffenbaugh, Katherine James, Suzi Shane, Colleen Marshall. Bottom: Kenny Gantman, Khalil Johnson, Mike Crupain, Amy Witting.

MLKA

M LK A

(M a rtin

L u th e r

K in g

A s s o c ia ­

t i o n ) is a l w a y s s e e k i n g m e m b e r s f r o m t h e C H S c o m m u n i t y . T h i s o r g a n i z a t i o n is t h e h e a d o f a ll a c t i v i t i e s w h i c h t a k e p l a c e d u r ­ in g A fric a n A m e r i c a n H is to ry M o n th , M a r ­ t i n L u t h e r K in g D a y , a n d o t h e r i m p o r t a n t o b s e r v a n c e s in h o n o r o f A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n H i s t o i y . T h i s c l u b , w h i c h is d i r e c t e d b y M r. D e n n is , s u p p o rts th e C H S G o sp el C h o ir w h i c h m a i n t a i n s t h e t r a d i t i o n o f s o n g in A f ric a n -A m e ric a n c u ltu re .

e oitivit)/.

159

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Bottom: Sarah Salomon, Maggie Singler, Wazir Garuba, Nora Broege, Betty Juncker. Middle Mrs. Edelman (Advisor), Jordan Bar-Am, Brandi Colander, C'harla Jones, Melika Greer, Laura Wulach, Mrs. Petrallia (Advisor). Top: Paul Kuehn, Colin Brown, James Calister, Dan Zauber. Ben Reiter.

T h e S c i e n c e L e a g u e t e a m is a m e m b e r o f th e N ew J e r s e y S c ie n c e L e a g u e ; a g ro u p o f o v e r 1 7 5 s c h o o l s t h a t t a k e p a r t in s c i ­ e n c e c o n te s ts th ro u g h o u t N ew J e r s e y . C o ­ l u m b i a h o u s e s f iv e t e a m s : f i r s t a n d s e c o n d y e a r p h y s i c s a n d b i o lo g y , a n d c h e m i s t r y .

Bottom: Owen Baker, Gabby Freidman, Sara Young, Alfred Cheng. Middle: Janies Calister, Sharifa Garcia, Adrienne Ashford, Top: Mr. Cohen (Advisor), Emanuel Watson, Mark Greenbaum, Monica Conley.

LITERATURE CLUB

T h e L i t e r a t u r e C lu b m e e t s e v e r y w e e k to r e a d a n d d i s c u s s v a r i o u s l i t e r a r y w o rk s . T h e c l u b i s in v o l v e d w i t h i n - d e p t h a n a l y s i s o f n o v e ls , p o e m s a n d s h o r t s to r ie s . T h e c l u b is o p e n t o a n y o n e w h o e n j o y s r e a d i n g and

is w i l l i n g t o p a r t i c i p a t e

in t h e l a n ­

g u a g e a n d t h e m e s p r e s e n t in t h e r e a d i n g s e le c tio n s .

Bottom: Sasha Bernier, Mark Greenbaum. Top: David Alexander, Marina Bedney. Not shown: Alfred Cheng, Alfred Ashford, Rabia Belt, Mr. Cauley (Advisor).

CHESS TEAM

The

C h ess

Team

c o m p e te s

in

lo ca l,

c o u n ty , a n d s t a t e le v e l c h e s s t o u r n a m e n t s . The

c lu b

p ra c tic e s

w e e k d u rin g th e

tw o o r t h r e e

days a

re g u la r w in te r s e a s o n ,

a n d o n e o r tw o t i m e s a w e e k d u r i n g th e o ff s e a s o n .

The

te a m

has

a

h isto ry

of

s t r o n g p e r f o r m a n c e s in t h e E s s e x C o u n t y L e a g u e C h a m p io n sh ip s a n d h a s in c re a s e d m e m b e rs h ip th is y e a r.

1st row: Alfred Cheng, Joe Crystal, Gregory Alex Lute. Tim Morton. 2nd row: Mary Ann Ahn, Liz Cavanagh, David Lau, Tae Egbert, Din Garcia, Chris Cox. 3rd row: Shanee Gbelawoe, Bayo Bobye, Jason Bass, Mr. Eismann (Advisor), Emory Hall.

SENIOR

1st row: Ajeenah Mateen, Eucabeth Gwaro, Christina Rodriguez, Maggie Singler, Andrea Ramkissoon. 2nd row: Natane Bourne, Adaeze Ukeh, Lauren Vader, Mike Trossman, Khalid Semper, Alex Somers, Katie Dalbey. Not Pictured: Mrs. Schumaus (Advisor)

JUNIOR

1st row Gail Barnett, Shermian Daniels. Kallita Phipps. Sarah Savino. 2nd row Jessica Tooma. Charla Jones, Ben Rieter. Latasha Brown lird row Sarah Tooma. Brandi Collander. Lisa Williams. Tammie Hamilton. Not Pictured' Ms. Yikon'A (Advisor)

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SOPHOMORE

FRESHMAN

1st row: Laura Wulach, Collin Brown, Jordan BarAm, Evan Plunket; 2nd row: Andrea Matthews, Rebecca Robinson, Julianna Diaz, Mr. Knox (Advisor),

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STUDENTS SERVING SENIORS

S t u d e n t s S e r v i n g S e n i o r s is a s t u d e n t ru n o rg a n iz a tio n . T h e m e m b e rs v isit n u rs ­ i n g h o m e s a n d h e lp s e n i o r c i t i z e n s in o u r c o m m u n i t y p e r f o r m d a ily c h o r e s a n d o t h e r t a s k s . T h e s e s t u d e n t s w o r k h a r d to m a k e s e n i o r s ’ li v e s e a s i e r .

Deirdre Lehn, Audrey Rabinowitz, Jessica Bernstein, and Mike Zimmer.

GUILDSCRIPT

G u i l d s c r ip t i s C o l u m b i a ’s l i t e r a r y , a r t , a n d d e s ig n m a g a z in e . S tu d e n ts a t C o lu m ­ b i a a r e e n c o u r a g e d to c o n t r i b u t e a n y o f th e ir w ritin g s , p o e m s , s h o rt s to r ie s , o r a r t ­ w o rk to

th e

c lu b . T h e

m e m b e rs

o f th e

G u i l d s c r ip t m a k e d e c i s i o n s r e g a r d i n g t h e a c c e p ta n c e o f th e s u b m is s io n s .

Bottom: Sarah Salomon, Nicole Martone, Julie Epstein, Carla Eisenstein, Stephanie Gline. Middle: Marley White, Sarah Lantz, Jenny Harrison, Ashley Hill, Sarah Ollinger-Stout, Rachel Wener, Cyndi Ledger, Stephanie Snow. Top: Sarah Joyce, Jesse Martin, Natasha Reznikoff, Jenkins, Wei Chu, Emily Graves, Emily McKee, Emily Steinberg, Devon Canastra Mr. Lasko is the advisor

Kale

AWARE

A W A R E (A I D S w o r k t o a c h i e v e a r e a l e n d ) is a n e w c l u b t h a t w a s f o u n d e d l a s t y e a r . A W A R E r a i s e s m o n e y t o d o n a t e to v a rio u s

A ID S

rese a rch

o rg a n iz a tio n s .

S o m e f u n d r a is e r s in clu d e b a k e s a le s , s e ll­ in g

A ID S

rib b o n s ,

and

a

d riv e

title d

“ C h a n g e f o r C h a n g e .” T h e c lu b h a s a ls o t r a v e l e d t o n e a r b y h o s p i t a l s t o w o r k w i th c h il d r e n a n d s ib lin g s o f A ID S in f e c te d p a ­ t i e n t s . A W A R E w o r k s t o r a i s e g e n e r a l A ID S aw aren ess

in t h e s c h o o l a n d

th e

la rg e r

c o m m u n ity .

1st row: Jessie Pearson, Deirdre Lehn, Sarah Lantz, Audrey Rabinowitz. 2nd row: Kip Coleman, Britton Redborn, Cristin Conway, Priscilla Serwaah.

NOW

N a tio n a l

O rg a n iz a tio n

For W om en

is a

g ro u p th a t fig h ts fo r th e r ig h ts o f w o m e n e v e ry w h e re . N O W h a s s p o n s o re d s e lf-d e ­ f e n s e w o rk sh o p s a n d h a s c o n d u c te d m e e t­ in g s w h e r e s tu d e n ts c a n v o ic e th e ir c o n c e rn s a b o u t g e n d e r re la tio n s .

Ms. DelliSanti (Advisor) Sara Salomon, Rabia Belt, Shawndra Card

H ITO PS H IT O P S (H e a lth I n te r e s te d T e e n s O w n P ro g ra m

o n S e x u a l i t y ) is a p r o g r a m d e ­

v o te d

th e

to

d isc u ss io n

and

sp read

of

f a c t s c o n c e r n in g A ID S , o t h e r S T D s , p r e g ­ n a n c y , a n d o th e r is s u e s o f s e x u a lity . H I­ T O P S is r e c o g n i z e d b y t h e W o r l d H e a l t h O rg a n iz a tio n fro m

th e

and

is f u n d e d

P rin c e to n

C e n te r

by a fo r

g ran t

L ead er­

s h ip . C o lu m b ia is th e o n ly h ig h s c h o o l in t h e c o u n t r y t o h a v e t h i s p r o g r a m .

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Bottom: Christina Rodriguez, Kenya Johnston, Naveed Khawaja, Nicole Woodland. Top: Stanley Chery, Jordana Metz, Vicky Villalta Ahmad Russell, Nia Garrett, James Bowles, Kathy Ann Stephens, Jason Hodge, Samia Chery, Mrs. Rabke (Advisor).

P A R N A S S IA N T h e P a r n a s s i a n S o c i e t y is C o l u m b i a ’ s d r a m a c lu b . It p r o d u c e s a v a r ie ty o f s h o r t a n d f u ll l e n g t h p l a y s t h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r . T hey and th e

ran g e

fro m

d ra m a s

to

c o m e d ie s

o n e - a c t s k i t s . T h e m e m b e r s a c t in p e rfo rm a n ce s

a s w e ll a s w r ite , d i­

r e c t , lig h t, s t a g e m a n a g e , a n d h e lp r a i s e fu n d s fo r th e p ro d u c tio n s . M rs. P e n ro s e and

M rs. W ig g in s s u p e r v is e a ll a s p e c ts

o f th e o r g a n iz a tio n a n d its a c tiv itie s .

Top: Erica Farrand, Robert Reyes, Hannah Thonet, Tim Morton, David Milton-Hall, Mike Zimmer, Sally Warner, Ben Silverstein Hiawatha Queen. Bottom: Julie Epstein, Amy Witting, Lindsey Wood.

KEY CLU B K e y C lu b is a v o lu n ta r y o r g a n i z a t i o n d e d ic a te d to h e lp in g th e c o m m u n ity , th e h o m e le s s a n d th e h u n g ry w ith a n d le m s

of

a tte m p ts th e

to

K ey C lu b d e a l s

re c tify

c o m m u n ity

th e

p ro b ­

th ro u g h

fu n d

r a i s e r s , g iv in g a id w h e r e n e e d e d a n d in ­ fo rm in g o th e r s o f th e s itu a tio n s . T h e o f ­ f ic e rs o f th e c lu b a r e P re s id e n t; C h ery l

M a rin a

Levanda,

T am asco,

B ritto n

B edny,

R ed b o rd ,

P re s id e n t;

V ic e -P re s id e n t;

T re a su re r;

Suzy

C h ris

Shane,

S ec­

r e ta r y ; a n d K a tie D al b e y , E d ito r.

Top row: Mr. DeBiasse (Advisor) Melissa Jones, Kristen Marceda, Chris Tamasco, Justin Astorino, Lauren Jessie Pearson. 1st row: Mykal Sumter, Karen Venokur, Cathy Clark, Britton Redbord, Devon Canastra, Pictured: James Abruzzo, Ari Ascher, Marina Bedny, Michele Beno, Julie Berezin, Rabia Belt, Cheryl Boello, Coleman, Katie Dalbey, Daniela DePalma, Emily Graves, Brenda Jacobus, Betty Juncker, Katherine Jenkins, Shannon Mason, Jaime Rudolph, Jaime Scher, Amy Schwinder, Amanda Weissman, Adam Zia.

Devlin, Claudia Greenman, Suzy Shane, Lucy Lu. Not Andrew Chernela, Jennifer Kevin John, Laura Laguna,

PEER COUNSELING T h e P e e r C o u n s e lo rs a r e s tu d e n ts e d u c a te d

a g ro u p

of

in a l c o h o l , c h e m i c a l

a b u s e an d o th e r a d o le s c e n t is s u e s . T h ey in t u r n d e n ts

s triv e

about

ab u se and c is io n

to e d u c a te

th e

th e

d an g ers

im p o rta n c e

y o u n g er s tu ­ of

su b sta n ce

of good

m a k in g .

T°P row: Khalil Johnson, Marlon Meade, Richard Gil, Sarah Savino, Jon Garbar, Shermian Daniel, James Wilson, John Somers, Ashani j^mer, Matt Fleming, Omar Sanchez, Mrs. Cohen (advisor). 2nd row: Heather Freeman, Carl Thompson, Germain Interiarno, Julian °tson, Cherron Gardner, Megan Wolfley, Lauren Lovitz, Alyna Jacobs, Kip Coleman, Eric Jaffe, Lauren Borrone, Kristin Duffy. 1st Chimera Bowen, Brandi Colander, David Oxfeld, Veronica Davis, Tara Haas, David Feinberg, Rebecca Neher, Joanna Calo, Stacy Thomas, Amy Schwartz, Cristin Conway.

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Editors-in-Chief: Audrey Rabinowitz and Deirdre Lehn

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Seniors: Rhena Jasey, Greg Baker, Sarah Lantz

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Advisors: Mrs. Pitman, Mr. Ricciardi, Mrs. Coe

Underclass: Becki Baron, Melissa Jones, C arolin e Pew, Cathy Clark, Ari Metz, Jarred Roth

Not Pictured: Business: K atie H ansen, Raina Ferencz, Priscilla Serwaah

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Photography: Marissa Mustilli, Shannon Mason, Nicole Reino, M ari Casciano, Rachel Baksh, Natalie Ambros, Joanna Casciano

Activates: Am y Schwinder, Lauren B orrone

Faculty: Scott Perez-Fox, Austin Lehn, Jay Dalai

Sports: Maggie Singler, Am y Swartz, Nii Ayite Aiyee, Dara Crocker, not pictured: Kristin Dufly

Performing Arts: Sarah Budin, Sarah Tooma

Qfiddler on the H oof Production S ta ff Thomas Paster — Director Matthew Krempasky — Music Director/Orchestra David Hutchings — Music Director/Vocal Michelle Massa — Choreographer John Judkins — Technical Director T h e Cast James Astor Scott Birnbaum Marissa Burgermaster James Calister Joanna Calo Esther Cohen Jeiris Cook Joseph Crystal Matthew Drewes Sarah Eismann Julie Epstein Josh Glazer Roey Hershkovitz Ashley Hill Angelica Jongco Paul Kuehn Lisabeth Miller Franna Patrucker Jamal Rogers Ben Silverstein Maggie Suroveil Amy Witting David Wood T h e V illa ge rs Becki Baron Sarah Basile Jessica Bernstein Stacy Boyer Tom DiGirolomo Matthew Fleming Marie Figueredo Stephanie Gline Emily Gruenwald Meaghan Hislop Joseph lllaria Jerry lllaria Anna Korn Alyssa McKenna Chad Nails Davren Noble Audrey Rabinowitz Mahnaz Shirazi Christine Solle Sarah Style Siran Tanielyan Hannah Thonet Meghan Thornley Lindsey Wood Greg Youell Kiera Zoubek

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M tfR CJiWQ Gigi Teasly Cyndi Leger Jen Leonardis Heather McNamara Sarah Faugno Carissa Freeman Nicole Martone Ariel Gruntfest Chris Barnes Kalitta Phipps

Anthony Nwaneri Jacy Jaudes Sarah Pores Ethan Greene Ben Martin Christine Solle Mike McCurdy Amanda Hersch Lindsey Wood David Wood

Avia Berg Raymond Scudieri, Jr. Nash Breen Tammie Hamilton Cynthia Gwaro Tamesha York Alana Jones Rob Reyes John Boyer Hiawatha Queen Katherine Solomon Nancy Duleba Veronica Davis Mike Tobin Rich Solomon Tom Petraccaro Brandis Belt Sarah Young Paul Pierson Paul Rotundi Liam Kuhn IV

Latifah McNeill Sarah Savino Gilbert Dussek Brendan Connerty Andrew Trister Ben Reiter C. Chris Erway Sally Warner Kelly Koenig Tom DiGirolomo Jesse Martin Adam Hark Mitesh Patel Andrew Olesnycky Tamer Marshood Ezra Klughaupt Eric Gorman Emerson St. Pierre Alexandra Somers Jessica Tooma John Emenike

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E la n a B la tt

L a T a s h a B ro w n

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C h r i s t a C a ld w e ll

D ia n e D rew es

R e b e k a h G a le

C h ris tin a D u q u e

F a tim a G aru b a

J u lie E p s te in

E m ily G u re n w a ld

R a in a F e re n c z

A la n a J o n e s

A m an d a H ersh

M e r e d it h M o n d in o

K ay Ja m e s

K a llita P h ip p s

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Varsity: Standing (L-R ) Coach Battaglini, John Somers, Justin Astorino, Brian McKenna, Mike Thomas, Mike Rhatigan, Jason Somers, M att Becht Kneeling: Chris Scheper, Erasmo Gomez, Greg Chiarello, Mike Mazzola, Adam Lampton Sitting: David Micallef, Dan Stein, Sam Stern, Andy Muller, John Iantosca

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Varsity: Gozie Adibe, Pia Amos, Gail Barnett, Catherine Casey, Ayana Coleman, Mary Connolly, Dara Crocker, Shermain Daniel, Natalie Deffenbaugh, Edna Estime, Marie Glemaud, Ariana Gosnell, Lienai Hayes, Shereen Hendricks, Bridgette Ingram, Laura Laguna, Shauna McFadzean, Shayna Polk, Joy Ononuju, Diana Sands, Cathy Scheper, Kristen Scheper, Latasha Sears, Am y Stein, Selena Small, Taissa Telesford, Tanisha Smith, Stacy Townsend, Joy Uduh, Jazmine Wright

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GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Upper left: Cathy Scheper; This page: Upper left: Diana Sands; Lower left: Dara Crocker, Shayna Polk, N atalie Deffenbaugh; Upper right: Malikah Oglesby; Low er right: Bridgette Ingram

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Fair Lawn Sparta Summit Varsity: Standing (L-R ) Coach Brothers, Arthur Higgins, Billy Prophete, Ryan James, Brett Tabano, Lee Nemerowitz, Sean Goger, Coach Sutherland Kneeling: Terence Palmaffy, Pete Louzek, Eric Schneider, Roger Richardson, Peter Apple, Chris Handy, Stephen Pogany Squatting: Eli Wells, Tom Sweeny, Charlie Vanacore, Ryan McCue, Jim Valenza, M att Fe-

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FOOTBALL It was another case of potential that nev­

a very tough Iron Hills Conference. Junior

er came through. Veteran coach, Mark

quarterback Carl Thompson had a great

Smith commented, “It was a frustrating,

passing game against Weequahic with a 64-

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anyone involved in the CHS Football

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John Iantosca, Jason Hodge, Lee Nemerowicz, Ahmad Russell, Derrick

liams, junior running back Brent Sterling,

Phillip, Chris Handy, and Matt Fleming all

and Thompson will get the Cougars back

did a nice job for us.”

on track next season.

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b e g r a d u a t i n g e i g h t s e n i o r s t h e y ’r e l o o k i n g f o r w a r d

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Kenya Johnston

FIELD HOCKEY Last year’s field hockey team was a

team. Goalie Erin Palumbo was named to

tough act to follow, but the 1996 team had

All-Essex County first team, Meghan Par­

the will to succeed and they did! With

sons was named second team All-Essex

extraordinary effort and guided by first year head coach Nancy Ettinger, they clinched

their

second

North Jersey Group IV Sec­ tional

Championship.

Headed by captains Amy Prisco, Maggie

Singler,

and Lauren Vader, the

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team completed the season

All-Iron Hills Conference. Molly Slevin, Susan Cicenia, and Diane Hildebrand were all named third team All-Essex County. Junior Amy Schwartz was award­ ed honorable mention AllIron Hills Conference. Even though the team

with a 10-3-5 record. Individual standouts

will be losing 12 seniors, next year’s team

consisted of Maggie Singler and Lauren

will work hard to continue the winning

Vader who were both named All-Essex

tradition.

County and All-Iron Hills Conference first Captain Lauren Vader

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Top Row: Lauren Borrone, Katie Dalbey, Meghan Parsons, Erin Palumbo, Vanessa Thome, Amy Prisco, Diedre Lehn, Ms. Ettinger Middle Row: Heidi Laughlin, Maggie Singler, Amy Schwartz, Lauren Vader, Megan Wolfley, Jennifer Tan, Susan Cicenia Bottom Row: Diane Hildebrand, Stephanie Gline, Kristin Duffy, Molly Slevin

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Jennifer Tan

Erin Palumbo

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GIRLS SOCCER The girls varsity team had a very strong

Each of them contributing a very key role

season this year. They were faced against

this season. The three leading scorers of

many tough teams and had to overcome

the season were juniors Sarit Bar-Am and

many challenges. They came out with a

Jillian Martucci with five goals apiece and

winning record of 7-7-5.

sophomore Diana Sands with four goals.

During the season, they had many high points. They had three shut-outs in a row against Living­ ston, Mount St. Dominic and West Orange. They al­ so had an exciting victory over Montclair in the first round of states. It ended in

The midfield was controlled

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by Heather Egan and Jordana Metz. The defense was also definitely a key role this year. It was led by senior Rhena Ja­ sey, sophomore Catherine Joyce and senior goalkeeper Meredith Egan.

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a shoot-out with the winning goal scored

achieved special honors this year. All-State

by Catherine Joyce, and the winning saves

was awarded to Meredith Egan, Kaitlin

by goalie Meredith Egan.

Frese and Catherine Joyce.

Captains, Heather Egan, Rhena Jasey,

The girls soccer team had a great season Kaitlin Frese

Meredith Egan, and Kaitlin Frese together

and are looking forward to an even better

led the team to an outstanding season.

one next year.

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Jordana Metz

Sarit Bar-Am

V a r s i t y : to p r o w : C o a c h S t e v e J o n e s , K i e r a Z o u b e c k , J o r d a n a M e t z , H e a t h e r E g a n , M e r e d i t h E g a n , S h a n n o n M a s o n , C a t h e r i n e J o y c e , K a itlin F r e s e , J e n n i f e r L a s k o w s k i m id d le ro w : D i a n a S a n d s , M a r i C a s c i a n o , R h e n a J a s e y , S u s a n G a r e a , A n ja li K u m a r , A m y M c C r e e b o t t o m r o w : R e b e c c a I r i z a r r y , J i l l i a n M a r t u c c i , S a r i t B a r A m , K e lly F r a y e r , C o u r t n e y L y n c h

The J.V. Team

The Freshman Team Mari Casciano

223

Jennifer Laskowski

224

Meredith Egan

Catherine Joyce

Kelly Frayer

Susan Garea

The Varsity Team

225

BOYS SOCCER T h e te a m

T h e C o l u m b i a B o y s S o c c e r t e a m ’s s e a s o n w a s

a l s o s h o w e d a lo t o f p r o m i s e f r o m

a c o m p le te tu rn a ro u n d fro m la s t y e a r . T h e y fin ­

u n d e r c l a s s m e n p a r t i c i p a n t s , C h a r le s A lc in e a n d

is h e d th e s e a s o n w ith a w in n in g r e c o r d o f 1 4 -7 -

D a v id

1, a n d e n d e d w ith m a n y a c c o m ­

p lis h m e n ts . T h e y p la ce d s e c o n d

in t h e c o u n t y f i n a l a n d m a d e a

r u n in t h e s t a t e t o u r n a m e n t .

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M c C la ire ,

io rs D a m ie n O le sn y ck y , D a n R o ­

m e o , S a n je e v P a te l, R u s s e l W a ts o n a n d g o a lie

fresh m an

Pat

G le n n o n

h e lp e d to g a in m a n y g o a ls fo r th e

Scores West Side Livingston Seton Hall Morristown Morris Knolls West Morris Roxbury East Orange Randolph Livingston Seton Hall Morristown Morris Knolls West Morris Roxbury East Orange

and

4-0 1-2 2-0 2-1 3-0 5-2 2-3 2-0 0-1 0-1 3-0 3-0 4-0 1-1 0-1 3-1

te a m

w h ile N e a l K u m a r w a s a

s tro n g d e fe n d e r.

C o lu m b ia e n d e d

th e

seaso n

w ith m a n y a w a r d s , s e n io r S a m

S te rn , le a d in g g o a l s c o r e r , w a s

n a m e d to t h e 1 s t T e a m A ll-C o u n ­

ty

and

A ll-C o n fe r e n c e ,

w h ile

Dan Romeo

s o p h o m o r e D a n Z a u b e r w a s n a m e d to th e 2 n d

Sam Stern 2 26

The Varsity Team Top Row — Sam Stern, Neal Kumar, Dan Zauber, Charles Alcine, Mike Nwaneri, Jimmy Glennon, Ed Quinn, Alex Mann, Damien Olesnycky, Russel Watson, Sanjeev Patel, Tamu Bowen, Cory Chen Sue, M iddle — Coach Chyzowych, Jon Garber, Matt Orgera, Lee Jordan, Danny Romeo, David McClaire, Dan Zwillenberg, Pat Glennon, Coach Chyzowych, Bottom Row — Brian Hammer, Todd Gechtman, Sean Klenert, Phil Desjardins, Michael Ben-Asher, Josh Beer, Austin Lehn

The J.V. Team

Dan Zauber The Freshman Team

227

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Jimmy Glennon

______________________ Charles Alcine

Neal Kumar

GYMNASTICS T h e 1 9 9 6 g y m n a s tic s te a m fin is h e d th e ir s e a -

b a r s . In t h i s y e a r ’s S t a t e

S e c tio n a ls , J e n n ife r

s o n w ith a n o u ts ta n d in g r e c o r d o f 1 0 -2 . T h e te a m

B a r n e s c o m p e te d a ll-a ro u n d , B rid g e tte In g ra m

w a s le d b y s e n i o r c a p t a i n S a r a h H o n g . T h e t e a m

c o m p e te d o n th e v a u lt, a n d C a itlin B u tto r -F o e d e rl

c o m p e te d o n th e

h a d e x c e l l e n t c o m p e t i t i o n in

B e a m . An

Scores th e

B u ll d o g

T o u rn a m e n t,

p l a c i n g t h i r d , a n d in t h e S t a t e

S e c tio n a ls

p la cin g

s ix th .

T h e y a ls o h a d m a n y in d iv id ­

ual

a c h ie v e m e n ts .

Je n n ife r

Ridgewood Cranford Roselle Catholic Wayne Valley Bulldog Tournament Montville Bloomfield Westfield Montclair Fanwood-Scotch Plains Boonton Parsippany Randolph Sectionals

L W W W 3rd W W W L W W

o u ts ta n d in g

p la ce

w as

a c h ie v e d by B rid g e tte In g ra m

by p la c in g s ix th o n th e v a u lt

in t h e S t a t e C h a m p i o n s h i p .

w w

T h e g y m n a stic s te a m h a d

6th a

B a r n e s p l a c e d s e c o n d in t h e

g reat

seaso n ,

w ith

new

a l l - a r o u n d a t t h e B u ll d o g T o u r n a m e n t , a s w e ll a s

l e a d e r s h i p . N e x t y e a r t h e y ’r e l o o k i n g f o r a n e v e n

s c o r i n g h ig h o n th e v a u lt, b a r s a n d flo o r. A t t h a t

s tro n g e r s e a so n .

to u r n a m e n t, J u lie S te in a ls o s c o re d h ig h o n th e

Sarah Hong

Jennifer Barnes 230

Caitlin Buttor-Foederl

Top row : Sarah Hong Second row : Kim Ramones, Caitlin Buttor-Foederl, Mara Ostfeld, Elana Blatt, Julie Stein Third row: Sarah Style, Amy Beverly, Jennifer Corrao, Nneka Offor Fourth row : Jennifer Barnes, Bridgette Ingram Bottom row : Latoya Thompson, Kate Reuter, Khadijah White, Melissa Austin

Bridgette Ingram

Amy Beverly

Elana Blatt

Khadijah White 231

i

GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY The

G i r ls C r o s s - C o u n t r y t e a m

had

a

s o li d

’9 6

Shauna McFadzean, Dara Crocker, Catherine Casey Bottom Ayana Coleman

C a t h o l i c t i t l e s . “ T h e w h o l e s e a s o n w a s a ll a b o u t

s e a s o n . T h e y p l a c e d s e c o n d in c o n f e r e n c e s a t W a r -

t e a m a n d it w a s a g r e a t g r o u p o f k i d s ,” c o m m e n t e d

i n a c o P a r k , t h i r d in t h e s t a t e s e c t i o n a l s a l s o a t W a r -

C o a c h L e n K le p a c k . T h e v a r s i t y s q u a d in c l u d e s j u n ­

i n a c o , s i x t h in t h e s t a t e c h a m p i o n s h i p s a t H o lm d e l,

io r N a ta lie D e ffe n b a u g h , ju n io r D a ra C ro c k e r, s e n ­

a n d w o n th e c o u n ty a n d E s s e x C a th o lic In v ita tio n a l

io r c a p ta in

t i t l e s b o th a t H o lm d e l. T h e t e a m w a s le d b y C a t h ­

S c h e p e r. O th e rs w h o c a m e on s tro n g a t th e e n d o f

e rin e C a se y w h o h ad a b re a k th ro u g h s e a s o n , w in ­

th e s e a s o n w e re A bby S im s a n d A y a n a C o le m a n .

S h a u n a M c F a d z e a n , a n d ju n io r C a th y

n in g th e c o u n ty , c o n f e r e n c e , s e c tio n a l, a n d E s s e x

Catherine Casey, Natalie Deffenbaugh, Shauna McFadzean,

Cathy Scheper Emily Graves and Marina Bedny

232

Janelle Gravesande

Seniors Ayana Coleman and Shauna McFadzean

Coach Len Kiepack, Juanita Clark, Susie Flores, Jessie Shacklette, Janelle Gravesande, Laura Laguna, Emily Graves, Maggie Suroveli, Marina Bedny. Middle: Dara Crocker, Catherine Casey, Abby Sims, Cathy Scheper, Natalie Deffenbaugh. Bottom: Nadia Lee, Shauna McFadzean, Ayana Coleman, Veronica Davis

wra Laguna, and Cathy Scheper

Catherine Casey at Meet of Champions — state course

Cathy Scheper, Abby Sims, Natalie Deffenbaugh, Catherine Casey, Shauna McFadzean, Dara Crocker

.

Abby Sims, Coach Len Kiepack, Shauna McFadzean

233

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY T h is y e a r th e B o y s C ro s s C o u n try te a m w a s

A r e a ; G a r u b a e a r n e d a 2 n d t e a m A ll-C o u n ty r a n k ,

a b l e t o p r o v e to b e a t h r e a t t o t h e c o m p e t i t i o n .

w h ile S o m e r s a n d M a r in -S p io tta e a r n e d 3 r d te a m

L e d b y s e n i o r s , A le x M a r in - S p i o tt a , W a z i G a ru b a ,

A ll -C o u n t y , a n d J u n i o r C o l i n K e n n e d y w a s H o n ­

R o c c o M o n g e l l i , A d a m C r o c k e r , a n d K h a lil J o h n ­

o ra b le M e n tio n . G a ru b a , M a rin -S p io tta a n d S o ­

s o n , th e C o u g a r s fin is h e d th e s e a s o n w ith a 5 -2

m e rs

r e c o r d . U n d e r c l a s s m e n w e r e a l s o a n a s s e t to t h e

p l a c e d i n t h e to p 2 5 a t t h e C o u n t y m e e t . T h e

t e a m a n d h e l p e d t h e t e a m to p l a c e s e c o n d in t h e

te a m

c o u n ty . M a rin -S p io tta , G a ru b a a n d J u n i o r J a s o n

son.

a lo n g

w ith

F resh m an

C o lin

B ro w n

a ll

is lo o k in g f o rw a rd to a n o t h e r s tr o n g s e a ­

Wazi Garuba & Alex Marin-Spif

S o m e rs re ce iv e d th e h o n o rs o f F irs t T e a m

A ll-

Standing —- Coach Klepack, Tim Freeman, Jason Henry, Andrew Nathenson, Jason Wadlow, Colin Brown, Alex Stein, Adrian O’Connor, Lucky Coomaralingam, Kneeling — James Abruzzo, Eddie LaPierre, Mark Greenbaum, Colin Kennedy, Jason Somers, Steven Wilder, Sean McClure, S itting — Wazi Garuba, Khalil Johnson, Adam Crocker, Alex Marin-Spiotta, Rocco Mongelli, David Flores 234

Colin Kennedy

Rocco Mongelii & David Flores

Eddie LaPierre Khalil Johnson

Sean McClure 235

TENNIS With the help of Coach Jeff Rutzky, the 1996 girls tennis team had a winning record led by Senior Co-Captains Sarah Lantz and Ash­ ley Hill. The team made it to the state tournament for the first time since 1992. Starting the lineup for the team was first singles jun­ ior Cristin Conway, second singles junior Tara Haas,

Camille Bell and freshman Amanda Kennedy. The team was held togeth­

S co res

Randolph Livingston Montclair Cedar Grove (counties) M.K.A. (counties) Morris Knolls West Morris Morristown East Orange Randolph Mt. St. Domonic Livingston Bloomfield (states) Morristown Morris Knolls West Morris Livingston (states) Roxbury Roxbury (OVERALL)

and third singles Ashley Hill. The singles was backed up by doubles players Senior

W L W W L W W W W L L L W W W L L W W 13-7

er by the second and third sin­ gles players, Haas and Hill, who were selected to the

NewsRecord’sfirst team. The News Record named Coach Rutzky Coach of the year for Camille Bell

his tremendous effort. With talented young players, the

team looks forward to a successful future,

Top Row — (L to R) Jessica Marx, Lauren Lovitz, Britton Redbord, Camille Bell, Amy Witting, Caroline Pew, Ashley Hill, Coach Jeff Rutzky, Bottom Row (L to R) Audrey Rabinowitz, Cristin Conway, Amanda Kennedy, Tara Haas, Rebecca Robin, Amy Schwinder, Laura Wulach

Sarah Lantz

Britton Redbord

Jessica Marx

Cristin Conway

Tara Haas

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GIRLS INDOOR TRACK The

g irls tr a c k

te a m

e n jo y e d

a

p a rticu la rly

F a d z e a n , a n d N a t a l i e D e f f e n b a u g h ’9 8 s e t a m e e t

i t ’s

r e c o r d a t th e C h a s e M illro s e G a m e s h e ld a t M a d ­

f o u r t h s t r a i g h t G r o u p IV s t a t e t i t l e . S e n i o r A y a n a

is o n S q u a r e G a r d e n in th e H ig h S c h o o l S u b u r b a n

C o le m a n h a s b e e n o n th e te a m

G irls 4 x 4 0 0 m

o u ts ta n d in g

1997

In d o o r S e a s o n , w in n in g

a ll f o u r y e a r s .

re la y . A t th e N a tio n a l S c h o la s tic

c o m m e n te d

I n d o o r M e e t h e l d in B o s t o n , D e f f e n b a u g h , M c ­

o u rs e lv e s a n d

F a d z e a n , C o l e m a n , a n d D a r a C r o c k e r ’9 8 p l a c e d

t h a t ’s w h a t m a k e s t h e d i f f e r e n c e . ” O t h e r s e n i o r s

t h i r d in t h e D i s t a n c e M e d le y a n d w o n g o ld in t h e

w h o s e e x p e r i e n c e w e r e i n s t r u m e n t a l in t h e w in

4 x 8 0 0 . T h e m o s t m e m o ra b le m o m e n t o f th e s e a ­

w e r e m id d le d i s t a n c e r u n n e r S h a u n a M c F a d z e a n

s o n to o k p la c e o n S u p e rb o w l S u n d a y . T h e s a m e

and

f o u r s o m e s e t a h i g h s c h o o l n a t i o n a l r e c o r d in

“ W in n in g

s ta te s

C o le m a n , “ W e

shot

is

never

d i d n ’t

p u tte r

s e ttle

M a rie

e a s y ,”

on

G le m a u d .

T h ere

w ere

m a n y o t h e r h i g h l ig h ts f o r t h e g i r ls a s w e ll. T h e

fo u rso m e

o f C o le m a n ,

D ia n a

Sands

’9 9 ,

th e 4 x 8 0 0 m r e la y w ith a tim e o f 9 :0 8 .3 4

M c­

1st row: Carolyn Wolfe, Sharon Lilien-Zweibel, Erica Farrand, Veronica Davis, Ayana Coleman, Lauren Peach. 2nd row: Marie Glemaud, Mneke Offon, Brandis Belt, Gigi Paul, Gail Barnett, Fatima Garuba, Natalie Deffenbaugh, Shanna, 3rd row: Cionne Pickens, Taiisa Telesford, Virginia Stevenson, Nicole Crawley, Juanita Clark, Priscilla Davis 4th row: Sabina Ellis, Erica Matthews, Adrienne Ashford, Latoya Stephens, Cathy Scheper, Amy McCree, Nicole Woodland, Catherine Casey, Guiliana Perez. Not Pictured: Dara Crocker

2 40

Ayana Coleman passes to Sha

Ayana Coleman

Di Sands passes to senior Selena Small at Conferences

idzean at Millrose trials

Di Sands, Nicole Crawley, and Selena Small

Shauna McFadzean

Dara Crocker passes to Natalie Deffenbaugh

241

B O Y S IN D O O R TRACK D e s p ite lo s in g m a n y o f its s e n io r s , th e b o y s

th e y w e r e a b le to p la c e th ir d . A t th a t m e e t, G a ­

in d o o r tr a c k te a m h a d a s tr o n g 1 9 9 7 s e a s o n . T h e

r u b a h a d a b la z in g 6 0 0 t i m e o f 1 :2 5 a n d c h a n g e ,

h ig h lig h t o f th e

b re a k in g th e

seaso n

cam e w hen

th e y s u r ­

s ch o o l re co rd . O th e r s tro n g p e r ­

p r is e d e v e r y o n e b y w i n n i n g t h e E s s e x C o u n ty

f o r m a n c e s c a m e fro m s e n io r A le x M a r in -S p io tta ,

R e l a y s , s t e a l i n g i t f r o m t h e S e t o n H a ll P r e p f a ­

s e n i o r A d a m C r o c k e r , D u J u a n W i l l i a m s ’9 8 , a n d

v o rite . R e g a rd in g th e w in , s e n io rm id d le d is ta n c e

J o n G a r b a r ’9 8 w h o p l a c e d t h i r d in t h e 5 5 a g a i n s t

r u n n e r W a z i G a r u b a s a i d “ W e a ll p u lle d t o g e t h e r

a to u g h g ro u p o f W e e q u a h ic s p r in te r s . N e x t y e a r

a n d t h a t ’s w h a t m a d e i t s p e c i a l . E v e r y b o d y h a d

t h e b o y s w ill l o o k t o G a r b a r , W i l l i a m s , J a s o n S o ­

a j o b t o d o a n d t h e y d id i t . ” T h e b o y s h a d o t h e r

m e rs

f in e m o m e n ts , in c lu d in g a s tr o n g s h o w in g a t th e

te a m .

’9 8 , a n d o t h e r y o u n g t a l e n t s t o l e a d t h e

c o n f e r e n c e m e e t h e ld a t D re w U n iv e r s ity w h e r e

1st row — Paul Croston, Joey Liu, Julius Richards, Chris Valentine, Carlos Fraser, Adrian Bennett. 2nd row: Jerry lee, David Lan, Peter Joseph, Steven Wilder, Michael Stein, Jeff Fleurimond, Robben Baptiste. 3rd row: James Abruzzo. Jeff Nelson, Jason Somers, Adam Crocker, Waziri Garuba, Alez Marin-Spiotta, DuJuan Williams, Jon Garbar, Colin Brown, Shawn McClure, Kahlil Johnson, Wole Ogunkoya, Ana Obi. 4th row: Andrew Nathenson, Matt Walker, Terrence Pender, Mark Henry, Gavin Smith, Khalid Semper, Jason Hodge, Emerson St. Pierre.

2 42

Wazi Garuba at Conferences in the 600m

Senior Adam Crocker

Senior Alex Marin-Spiotta

Senior Jason Hodge

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GIRLS BASKETBALL T h e L ad y C o u g a rs fin ish e d th e re g u la r s e a s o n a t 2 4 - 2 a n d 1 6 -0 in th e C o n f e r e n c e . T h e y w e r e

in t h e s e a s o n w ith t h e a b s e n c e o f s e a s o n e d p o in t g u a rd a n d c o -c a p ta in S ta c e y T o w n sen d . D u rin g th e c o u r s e o f th is s e a s o n , s o p h o m o re

a b l e t o m a k e it to t h e s e m i - f i n a l r o u n d o f t h e 20

M a r c ie D ic k s o n p ro v e d to b e a n in tim id a tin g s h o t

s t r a i g h t v i c t o r i e s b e f o r e d r o p p in g t h e i r f i r s t lo s s

b lo c k e r. C o m in g s tr o n g o ff th e b e n c h , th e C o u ­

Essex

C o u n ty T o u r n a m e n t. T h e

te a m

had

g ars

to S h a b a z z . T h e L ad y s w e n t o n

Scores

t o w i n t h e I r o n H ills C o n f e r e n c e f o r t h e s e c o n d y e a r in a r o w . A f­ te r

c lin ch in g

C h a m p io n sh ip ,

th e

C o n feren ce

th e

C o u g a rs

w e r e in t h e s t a t e t o u r n a m e n t in w h i c h t h e y l o s t to E l i z a b e t h in th e S e c tio n a l F in a ls . Ja z m in e

W rig h t

’9 8 ,

one

of

t h e t e a m ’s c o - c a p t a i n s , c o m p l e t ­ ed th e

th e

re g u la r s e a s o n

te a m

in

s co rin g

le a d in g and

re­

to

fo rw ard

E m ily

o u t, g u a r d /f o r w a r d B r i d g e t F r e e ­

Randolph Weequahic Livingston Belleville Morristown Morris Knolls West Morris Roxbury East Orange Randolph Weequahic Livingston Irvington Morristown Morris Knolls West Morris Roxbury East Orange

m a n , to h e lp c o n tr ib u te

to th e

t e a m ’s s u c c e s s . O t h e r r e s e r v e s , M o b o l a j i A k i o d e ’9 9 a n d B e n i n M i t u m e ’9 9 s h o w e d a l o t o f p r o ­ g r e s s . T h e t e a m lo o k s to t h e r e ­ t u r n o f A n n a B o k s a y , w h o w a s in F r a n c e s tu d y in g d u rin g th is s e a ­ s o n . H e a t h e r F r e e m a n ’9 7 , a f o u r y e a r p la y e r , p ro v id e d a s o u n d d e ­ f e n s iv e t h r e a t to th e m a jo r ity o f

b o u n d in g fo r th e th ir d c o n s e c u ­ tiv e y e a r , in c lu d in g 2 2

lo o k e d

M c K e e ’9 8 a n d t h r e e s p o r t s t a n d ­

d o u b le d o u b l e s . W r i g h t

th e o p p o n e n ts th a t th e L ad y C o u g a rs fa ce d . H e r

a ls o r e a c h e d a m i l e s t o n e in h e r c a r e e r , b e c o m in g

tru e d e te rm in a tio n

th e f irs t ju n io r to s c o r e 1 ,0 0 0 p o in ts . O th e r g r e a t

h e r h ig h

a c h ie v e rs

e x a m p l e f o r t h e y o u n g e r a t h l e t e s t o f o llo w ,

for th e

Lady

C o u g a rs

w ere

g u a rd s

S c h r k y a M a s s e y ’9 9 a n d f r e s h m a n g u a r d J e s s i e

a n d d e d ic a tio n

th ro u g h o u t

s c h o o l c a r e e r , h a s p ro v id e d a s tr o n g

by S ta ce y T o w n sen d

M c G r a t h , w h o w e r e f o r c e d to s t e p u p “ b i g t i m e ”

Jazmine Wright 246

Stacey Townsend

Monique Cole

Top Row: Coach Paradiso, Emerson St. Pierre, Stacey Townsend, Marcie Dickson, Emily McKee, Jazmine Wright, Jimmy Mikandawire, Monique Grassi, Coach Wright Middle Row: Ivonne Salazar, Monique Cole, Mobolaji Akiode, Bridgette Ingram, Jessie McGrath, Ariyan Dawson Bottom Row: Sehkya Massey, Maria Tabia, Francemise St. Pierre, Heather Freeman, Benin Mitume.

The Junior Varsity Team

BOYS BASKETBALL T h e 1 9 9 6 - 9 7 y e a r p r o v e d to b e a y e a r o f g r o w t h

t o p u ll o f f t h e g a m e s i n t h e f o u r t h q u a r t e r ,

a n d th e g e n e s is o f a n e w w in n in g tra d itio n a t

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GIRLS FENCING This season the girls fencing team did an ually made it to the states were Marisa Mus­ tilli, Stefanie Izzolino, outstanding job. They end­ Shannon Mason and Mon­ ed up with an undefeated ica Conley. Each of them record of 11-0. The team also placed in districts. West Essex was led by captains Marisa Montclair Kimberly This year’s girls fencing Mustilli and Sarah Salo­ Morris Knolls team had in excellent sea­ mon. The team placed first Santelli Morristown son; since there is no grad­ in States as well as in Dis­ Oak Knolls uating seniors, next year tricts. They also finished Pingry they hope to keep up the Districts First in the Santelli tour­ West Essex same record. nament held in Morris Millburn Knolls which is the biggest States tournament in New Jer­ sey. The members of the team that individ-

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Stefanie Izzolino

Top row: Coach Paulina, Sarah Tooma, Tracy Spumer, Monica Conley, Shannon Mason, Kathrine Solomon, Marisa Mustilli, Erin Mell-Taylor, Tammie Hamilton Middle row: Sarah Oligner-Stout, Emily Graves, Rachel Solomon, Sonja Seglin, Stefanie Izzolino, Anna Korn, Maggie Jordon, Natasha Reznikoff Bottom row: Rachel Wener, Jenny Asamow, Jennifer Caprio, Emily Greenwald, Sarah Salomon, Wednesday Valestin, Chris Stopielo

Shannon Mason Sarah Olinger-Stout

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BOYS FENCING This year the boys fencing team finished tricts. Individual achievement were won by John LeDonne who received their season with a record of second in the Districts and 5-5. The team was led by sen­ Scores freshman Dennis Kharchen­ ior Tamer Marshood and jun­ ko who received fifth in Dis­ ior John LeDonne. This year L West Essex tricts. the team worked well togeth­ 8th Cetrullo W Morris Knolls This year’s seniors, Mark er and improved a lot from L Morristown Braunwarth, Tamer Mars­ last year. L Pingry hood, Stephen Dolinac, Jere­ W Essex Catholic As a team they had a great 3rd Districts my Kohut, and Dan Zwillenachievement in chairman­ W West Essex berg, definitely helped raise ship meets. The Eppe team L Millburn 3rd States this team to victory, all of finished third in the State them will be greatly missed Championship and third in next year. The rest of the the District Championship. The Sabre team finished fifth in Districts team is looking forward to another exciting and the Foil team finished sixth in the Dis­ year.

Andrew Klein

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John LeDonne

Top row; Coach Sacowitz, Tammie Hamilton (manager), Jeremy Kohut, John LeDonne, Mark Braunwarth, Omari Stewart, Coach Paulina Middle row: David Friggle, Dennis Kharchenko, Tamer Marshood, Stephen Dolinac, Stephen Wasserman, Jeff Reymond Bottom row: Qawi Telesford, Andrew Klein, Joe Izzolino, Ruba Marshood, Dan Zwiilenberg

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Mark Braunwarth

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"Kiera, I don’t think Jess likes me.” “Sure she does." “Jess, Amy doesn’t think you like her.” “That’s because I don’t." To our BFF “12” — glad we stayed friends. Y&R. Papermill with Alan achoo! This is preposterous! Adam, K's prom date. Marne — our awards. Pre­ musical traditions. Love letters. RAY. Music Marathon. K and A purple bikes. The notebook. J steals the notebook. “Fm cool I wrote in the ‘notebook’.” S.O.D. Swimming with Dr. “You’re a whale.” J’s seven week visitor. Ji tells Tp off. Secret Agenting, Free Willy, the Grape Game. New Years: Mr. Z. “Five minutes and you're all going home. Now shut up!" Joseph. The phone’s off the hook. Visiting Chelsea — the movies, A pulls he chair out from under K. Do you watch that soap? LUM. Choir — miss you Mr. F. Have you ever gotten shot at a carnival? Jl’s summer — Jess "goes” in the shower. A leaves with AL Mr. L 1st period — what kind of computer do you have, the fly episode. English — J gets blamed for A’s noises, A hits Nt with the scrunchie, “Fm moving my seat!” Last cow to ski. "Too Personal." Kand Ryans — homecoming dis. K and A fight on the blackboard about Jason and Ryan. Jv’s house — JM — I don't like those people. Jesus. J’s surprise party controversy, ‘nuff said. J first develops her crush on California Dream Boy. The bet that she still hasn't said (yet). The pen plan. The Meades, Geren, and Kelly, ‘nuff said. “You said if I rubbed your back you wouldn’t say those things.” Stuck on the log flume, those guys — “I saw them first!" Fake bowling alley. A breaks K’s house. J and K play I dare you. They put microphones in donuts. 25,000 dollar pyramid. J + A Sunday Movie quizzes. A thinks Mr. B. is the A&P man. J and A see a double feature and cheat at scrabble. A cuts to eat with her boy. Chinese food fight, whipped cream contest. Spanish tapes. Sideways notes. Miss Saigon, Rs’s. Pajama Game. Murphy. Sweet Sixteens, J pulls out in time. Habib Monty Fritz — R.I.P. J’s dress and face painting. Stoneybrook orientation leaves A in tears. J sleeps over A’s and they eat subs. WE CREATE HAPPINESS, ‘nuff said. J and A show up at camp in the exact same outfit, everyone thinks they’re twins. K’s pool party, JI asks Ds if he does that a lot J loses her bet with Jl — A gets Jl + Ji together. A begins her Aa phase. K and D’s — turkey kissing. A calls K at Exeter really late to babble about absolutely nothing. A’s boy week, ‘nuff said. Beach Boys. Junior year it all starts. Nora’s “house”— J + SI “accidently" invite the whole school. A deal with the cop. We all visit Mr. G. A gets mono. First night back — back to Nora’s. J and A in the rain, call J’s dreamboy. Driving with daddy. J asks how she can be more outgoing. Homecoming. J calls K hysterically crying. The first people there. Boy, did we have fun with those dates of ours. Teachers C. “Kiera, I have something to tell you and don’t get mad." A misses her big chance with AL K faints at the concert. The pinata — yellow ball with green stuff. Secret Santa. No one wants A in it so J volunteers to get her. December 30th, “Beckermans.”A gets Nb with E. J + K do something bad and A isso shocked she runs, slipson ice, bangs her elbow, cries for Ew. Ds shows up conveniently. The attic. Jl cries to J ’cause she’s lonely. K says some wild things to A. Ds asks K out. K doesn’t remember. The greasy subs at 3 a.m. that ruined J and K s pants. A and J walk the trash to MMS. New Years Eve at J’s. The homemade gum. J’s b-day. We can drive! A and K don’t think they’ll see J anymore. Dinner at Charlie Browns, “Happy Birthday to Jennifer.” The secret language is formed. Obsessions — A chases Jl with a squigee. “I Don’t Need You!" The salads — J thinks she’s being stalked. Feb. vacation. J + K walk in the snow to Nora's again. We’re all gone by the time everyone shows up. A locks herself in the basement. Eq kisses A. A and Ew break up their friendship. Rf and the rumor. J + Do. A tries to walk to Aa's house and gets lost. D comes back wrapped in a flag. The food. The red light in the bathroom. Urine coming out of the wails. A invites the whole school, but we don't let them in. The shovel. The message in the snow. We call the cops. J tells of various senior boys over the phone because Ms. tells them that she s in charge. Hi, sarcastic!’ The Mistake. Ch Ch ow! Florida: "Saul, you sure got a lot of pockets in those shorts.” "Like Kramer." Leverocks A lets ’em rip in the bathroom. “Was that Amy?" Mini-golf — The fat lady in the red shirt who wouldn’t bend down. “Why can't that lady pick up her own balls?” Pig. Wrench. Nope. The laughing fit in the middle of the night. A fakes sleep walking. Kids, “Hike my girls with flava. Good thing E + E didn’t watch it. Pulp Fiction. “He looks like Bruce Willis.” “That’s because he is.” Roilerblading and running. The fighting waitresses. Wenches on the bathroom door. A gets too competitive playing tennis. “Did she just tell you no?" 90210 three times a day. Sunburn. Trying to get the same songs playing on our walkmen. The hay bracelets. The boatride, A and K see dolphins. All you can eat pizza, whose wallpaper is this? J’s relatives watching Friends and Seinfeld. The gossiping game in the pool. The tub and the girl who couldn't escape. J yaks when we land. Fiddler on the Roof: A and K get the shaft. J and Ar really do it! A tells them they better take it seriously. A gives J and Ar lines. Play Posse: kma2ssj. Courtyard matinee performances. A knocks K in the head during Tradition. (The muppets, the muppets, shimmy shimmy) Jamals hands. Baz cuts the cheese. Bop girls and cha-has. A doesn’t get flowers ,ouch! A buys J Dog Onit. R.I.P. “Jess, I think Dog is dead.” “No, he just does that sometimes.” J gets lost in Union (Irvington?) trying to find the diner, then runs the red light. A sets up Joe and Meghan at the cast party. “What up South Orange Middle School, Columbia high School in the house." Afterafter party. GEO. J passes out. J wakes up, “Did ... ” “Uh huh.” “Wait, you don’t know what I’m going to ask you.” Yes, they did.' Maple Leaf at 7 am. Geo gives A his card. K wants Jg. Meanwhile — K’s house. A and J decide they don’t like her. She goes crazy over the goods. J starts the dsl rumor and A believes it. J tells A she’s the biggest w she knows and they have a cat fight. J says, “Forget it, you’re bigger than me," and runs out. J asks K who was better and it gets back to the boys. Dr comes and starts the fight with Rj. J protects Rj and almost gets hit. “Go back to Oak Knoll.” He almost whips it out. J and A prank Jl, Se, and K but she catches them and then goes along. Fruit face and messages in ketchup. J’s SAT blowout. J misses her chance and N flirts with her guy. We kick Jl out of the bedroom. J drives around with the leftovers in her trunk for a week and then K and J dump it on someone’s law. K’s car gets stuck in the driveway and J tells her parents not to worry 'cause her parents won’t be home for a week. Whoops. “Next time don’t vacuum the caps, pick them up.” K and Jg at R's, everythings going so well!! Playing barbies at K’s. Jg comes over. J and A are in the kitchen with Damian and Bemie rearranging baskets and don’t notice K come in. A and J go to turn the music off and find K in the comer crying. DEPRESSION 1. So we go the city. 4/13/96. Get lost on the way there. Go to Bar. A won’t come in. J orders fries. A comes in and orders a CL. J says, 111have one too. We get moved to the back. It s all about image. McDonalds. The singing bum. Tiny toons and the Brady Bunch. Trying to get our palms read. We buy humongous lady-bug rings. Rolling on the floor in the vintage store because of the pants. J has to go so bad. The restaurant called restaurant. WAVERLY. Miguel, Mike, and Ricardo sign our menus. We run up a tab, a 35 year old invites A upstairs. A and K go to Columbia, J is A's sister who goes to Harvard. A goes on a mission and some random guy helps her out. “Joe mamma!” Call Jl at 1:30. Meet Brian, Tom, and Dan on the path. They believe our stories. (J and A see them 3 months later in the Office) The ride home ... K and A ask directions from a cop. J can t read them. So she goes and ask the same cop for the directions. K and A are sleeping in the backseat, but wake up for the near death experience. J is on the wrong side of the highway and all we see are these headlights coming at us. “Wake up, we’re on Wyoming!” We still don’t know how J got us home alive. K, A, and Vw’s SAT prep. Mouthing Indigo Girls in Jg’s class and talking about stuff. J and A write on balloons and J’s parents read them. Sitting on K’s balcony with our shirts off. Chemistry — making baby sex. Blue Moon Diner. Can I have a root beer froat?” Bus Boy that reeked and bought us our spoons when we wanted the bill. PC — A1 is A’s partner, nice eyes. El novio robado. Talking to ourselves. La connecion del amor. That took long enough. Journalism trip — singing on the subway. J tells A that of all her friends she’s the most pwt Bemie’s: K, A, Geren and Jackie go to his room. The incoherent rhyming game. “You got cooties ,but you got a big bootie.” K gets attacked by the dog. K is talking to Brian, but then starts talking to the dog. “You’re not so bad after all.” J slips on a banana peel. THE PLAGUE. Find the ugliest picture. A, J. K, and Br go see Rent. A is ill. The man behind A and J and the woman who must of been in a coma. Pda in front of K and Br. The obsession starts: Roger and Angel. A dances with mb at the prom. Babe — did you land in the water? J and A — Are those Geren’s socks? No guilt. BASHING — J and A’s favorite pasttime. A’s b-day. Get’s her license and comes running to J. Cuts off some car on the way home. Geren’s b-day. Gma tells A off cause she didn’t bring her own towel. J gets thrown into the pool by Mb. A gets to drive Mb home. J slips playing volleyball and it was so fun she did it again. J and K were rolling in the grass in front of Mrs. S. K and J make Jl cry ’cause she doesn't know the song and she’s sleeping on the floor. “Jen, when did you get a chest?” The journal entry — “Amy is also a girl. Units. Everyone believes A and J are twins. A almost quits. Wally kicks it to A’s leg. concert in the park. Ethei/the Burs. You have more vowels in your new last name. J calls A a lying w. Jl is scared of A and J. Toms River: A gets grounded because J and K are “princesses." A won’t carry her own luggage or put on her seatbelt. J and K have to eat to keep from laughing. J almost kills us again. Mahjong. A punches K so hard she cries. J calls A stupid. “Jess, you have friends.” “Yes, I have many." K gets ice from the guy on the beach. He comes over to get the time. J yells, “What? You just asked me that five minutes ago!" Sandy Hook and the Man/Woman who had lyposuction and went in the ocean with her socks on and poured oil on her. I’m Telling. HORDE. Nb Sg. A and J get in a fight over getting there. Ben and Brian dancing with K and A. K goes up to the Zoubek truck. “Do you know my dad?" A and K up in the front. Randall is Downing Stadium. J almost steals Christa’s hat. A tires to steal a kids hat. The guy handed us his really good burrito. A’s dirty feet. That is Bruce Willis! J gets us home again. J snarts at Br’s. J goes on a Mexican food kick. A dares J to take off her shirt in the park and she does it. J to A: “Don’t turn here.” A turns. “What are you deaf? I said DON’T!”A to J: “Get out of my car.” “She thinks she’s so cool just because she drives now, right Kiera?" — 7-11 dressed up. J and A’s Big Fight. J calls A stupid for the last time. A attacks J. J kicks a in the face. A runs out crying. K and Br can’t believe it. A and J don’t talk for 4 weeks. A keeps calling J and hanging up, and then denies it. Senior year! A starts it in the funk. J and K make Jl have a party. J looses her shoes. Jl does laundry at 3 a.m. and fluffs her grass. A has a dance party — J doesn't go. A sends the school to Jl’s house. I shows up later at the door with Lj and everyone is so excited. A comes for five minutes and leaves because J is there. We fluff the grass some more. J breaks the plans to be friends again for a date with her dreamboy. K goes for coffee with Tp. A Tells Br the only thing that would make her happy is to talk to J and J happens to call that night. J and A make up and go to Emacks and squirt Rj and K with wastjer fluid. J falls off her chair at the BC. The good weekend: J helps A decide between tennis and the play. No regrets. K’s house — Tp comes over and plays pool with K. A decides she wants Mz again. Lj plays the piano for J. K and J risk death on the way home, but get good massages out of it. RENT. K and A’s dreams come true and the obsessive fan syndrome starts. A calls the theatre and speaks to Adam. Phat pictures. Double wedding in the works. AP + AW and WH + KZ. “That sounds like Dave Matthews.” “It is." K and J are so happy. Calling each other at 1 a.m. to discuss their nights. J is left with a love bite. J thinks there’s a big conspiracy against her. Too bad she’s just a freshman (sk). We all wear the same outfit to the SAT's. Girls night, too bad she didn t show up. The obsession. Dead Flowers. Homecoming. K’s before. K’s after. Grandma comes over, cuts our evening short. Gma calls J’s parents, “There are boys here! And people of all different colors! A goes to Aw’s and cries 'cause she feels old. K’s b-day. Now we all drive. Tp makes us a five course meal. A breaks the chair. DEPRESSION 2. J shows up at A’s, throws her books on the floor, and fails on the couch sobbing. Meanwhile K is having a little problem with the man in her life. Nothing good ever happens for J and K, but they go through it all at the same times. J’s depression get’s worse when Sp tells her to die, but girls deserve it Kyla Pascal and Taylor Heredia meet Gwen in the city. “Are you from Spain?” Karate guy. A and Jl bake J a cake, so J has a coming out of depression party. Ruined by boys of course. 9th period volleyball champions — our uniforms. “Did I just ask you a question or am I thinking it in my head?” “Are you asking me if I can hear the voices in your head?” A’s play — Bravo! K’s coming out of depression ruined 'cause she was the dd. The GH system. A gets into Ithaca. J gets into Amherst. K gets into NYU. J sleeps through every movie. Town hall concert. Dare at Charlie Browns. J snorts, runs into the wail, and falls down the steps. New Year’s Eve. A forces J, K, JI, Rj, Nb, and Ms to go home before they have to-nice to ruin the fun. K gets the biggest bruise of all. The basset hound. J can’t go to a drugstore without having to go to the bathroom. Amy won’t go to the bathroom in anyone else’s house and won’t leave the door open. The Last American Virgin. A’s house is so boot. Why do we have to take off our shoes? K’s house is a resort. J’s refrigerator smells! K’s car is so booty that she hit Jl’s car. A always thinks J and K are cheating her with the bills. A’s songwriting skills. X-days, Friday's, and cookies. C K sucks to be you. We always get mysterious bruises. Squiring people in A’s van. A loves to hang up on people. J is too sarcastic. J is still undefeated at Trivial Pursuit. A is a psycho. J is obnoxious. K is always in the middle. Amy: “To Ithaca, Amherst, NYU, wherever you are I’ll always be a part of you.” Kiera: “That’s poetic.” Jess: “That’s pathetic.” To all our amazing friends — we love you so much and will never forget all the great times we’ve shared. “We’re nowhere near the end, the best is ready to begin!”

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COURTNEY “Truly great friends are hard to find, hard to leave and impossible to forget!”

Where it all began ... FRESHMAN (93-94) — Stacy and Meghan ... Courtney and Meghan — Stacy gets jealous. But unbreakable bonds soon develop. Snoz’s house — Zima! “Stacy? Stacyyy! Where are you?!” “Happy Birthday!” CR decorates slippers, bathtubs and bed — Courtney would rather sleep on the floor. Meghan and the Armanian. Polka dots. Stacy kicks it to John H. Courtney falls for Rudolph but is soon redirected towards pinky boy. Stac tries her hand at Yanni. Threesome — indivisible. Meghan offers warm soda — is your house still under constriction?! Tom Cruise is coming over for dinner... around eight that is. Tag alongs to homecoming. “Owww ... my eyes!” Aladdin rubs his lamp in the bushes; Superman’s flying low. We’re going for a little walk... 6 hrs. later! SOPHOMORE (94-95) — Stac and Meg discover Courtney... their missing link. Powder develops close relationship with parallel bars — “She cut her leg?!” Stacy gets with Shiraz ... Court paces the house. Meghan and AC — shot down! B-ball takes Stac — that’s okay we’ve got pickles and Oprah. The bull makes her mark: she’s introduced to Meghan’s nose. Court and Just... best of friends. Homecoming... Sidwa — aghhhh! Everyone’s at Snoz’s once again. “The fire! Save your selves!” Jess and Meghan save the day! Marlene snores. X-Mas party at Stacy’s. Winnie the Pooh. Parson’s house to sleep. Girlie’s decide to tape it. C, M, and S — inseparable. Driving w/Chris and Charlie... “You make me feel!” Stacy feeds bambi postrami and rye. What about Paul? Sister’s offered a message. C and J get together. Stac still got a thing for rolls. Meghan’s always got Donnie! “My mama’s white, my papa’s black — ain’t nuttin wrong wit dat!” Meghan falls for MR in a bad way! Casper still got a thing for Yanni? Meghan gets annoyed w/Stacy for a summer. C and S get closer. Sister reigns over lunch table. Slider asks C for dinner and a movie. Cawfee Tawk! Meghan develops Ny accent even though Court’s the New Yorka. Courtney finds a water slide next to Taco bell. Meghan sucks face at the JCC and Stacy gets the digits. Jon leaves “the note” in Stacy’s locker— big mistake! “Sure I know where Andy’s lives... it’s ... ughhh ... one of these!" JUNIOR (95-96) — The lion gets with macdaddy Quinn. M and R start to tango. C and J still strong. Roshbaum’s — Mike reads jewish proverb and Stacy looks “good as hell” Homecoming proves eventful! “Don’t go breaking my heart!" Meghan’s known as “just a piece of donkey"... “That’s all I am guys!" Danny gets rough w/Roxy! C starts seeing Juan Valdez... “my mule lives in the backyard!” Running Bear tries to kick it. The monkey gets frisky with powder. Tess gets vicious. Jaws learns to drive stick shift. The mule gets mounted and Stacy interrupts once again ... “Ummm ... we’re busy.” Chillis’ and Sony’s all the way. Leroy makes his 1st appearance. “Hey guys! I love this new Sade song!" Meghan gets promoted from pg-13 to R. Brittany’s nailed by the pony’s cordless phone. Courtney leaves Mexico to return to her German roots. “Where’s the damn cat?!” Beating in lab leave Cara bruised and Meghan with a man. Sister finally meets Bud then is immediately introduced to John. Followed by the "Real McCoy.” Late nights spent at Moustafa’s — songs in the background: “humpin’ around,” “fly me to the moon” and “that’s what friends are for.” Courtney clogs the sink than hides. “What are you re-kidding me?!” N.C. What the hell is her name?! Ryan, Brandon and... ?! Trattoria: it’s a family business 1swear! M, S and C spend a summer there. Court’s got a crush on Chris. Stac and Court spent it on the bed rockin’ with the material girl. “I said Livingston!” “You said Shorthills!” SENIOR (96-97) — 10 months and countin’ ... Stacy contracts mono; gee, how’s she get that? “Casper still got the illest booty on the planet!” “Donahue! Geraldo!" Who’s yo daddy?! Say it ain’t so! And Stacy says: “We’ve got nothing in common.” Midnight trips to the mall. Are we ever gonna find our way out of Morristown? Sister gets a crush on Felix. “What do you mean you’re on E?!” “Don’t worry — I’ve been lost here before!” Stacy pulls into the driveway — “No! Get out while you still can!” “Hheeeeyyyy!” “You mean there’s a cd player in the beeper?!” MEG — I never knew a friendship 1was missing until 1had a friend like you. You’re one in a million! You were there for me when I needed you most you always have been, and I’ll do my best to ensure that you always will. I love you always! COURT — Court, I can’t believe I’ve become so close to someone I tried so hard to push away. I’ll never forget our late night conversations that turned into early morning discussions or dancing on your bed to Madonna. But I think it’s the little things I’ll remember most — whether it’s a big hug after a long day, a random I love you, or when you tell me how cute I am. You’ll never know how much you mean to me and have meant to me over the years. You have brought me joy, tears, and most of all laughter. Even though the miles may come between us, 1know we will always be in each other’s hearts! Courtney Meghan and Stacy: “A lifetime is not too long to live as friends!” Jon — Through all we’ve been through and we still managed to stay friends. I don’t know what to say other than ... I love you. Love Stacy STACY — I cannot even begin to express what your friendship has meant to me. You are one of the greatest sources of love and support in my life. So many times you’ve stood by me — with a shoulder to cry on, a comforting embrace, and just the right words to soothe the pain. And so many times you’ve brought a smile to my face. Whether it was gettin’ down on my bed to the material girl, or us; just buggin out. Your kind and understanding nature has made it a joy to know you and your genuine generosity and laughter has touched my heart and my soul. In you I have found a forever friend! 1love you always. MEGHAN — God truly blessed me the day he brought you into my life! From the very 1st day we met, I felt a connection between us unlike any I had ever know. We have been through so much over these past seven years, and not once have you let me down or let me fall. Your warmth, compassion and wit, are all things I both admire and treasure in you as a friend. Your advice and support keeps me grounded and your smiles and hugs keep me sane. Your friendship means more to me then you’ll ever know. This is not goodbye — because we’re gonna be friends forever. I love you! Jimmy — What can I say? You have been such an important part of my life for so long. We have been through so much together. Never could i have imagined meeting someone like you. You’ve been my best friend and so much more. And even now, you’ll always have a place my heart. 1wish you happiness always. Love Always, Courtney COURT — Ever since we met in 6th grade my smile has been a little brighter and my life a little better. Now, seven years later, we are still the best of friends and 1couldn’t be happier. The long talks, tearful answering machine messages, and of course our loyal soap watching; will always remain in my heart! You have been a part of and responsible for some of the happiest times in my life, and this will only continue when we raise our kids together. You're a beautiful person; both inside and out and my life would have never been the same w/o you! I thank you with all my heart. STAC — Since the day we became best friends (“urn ... do you want to be best friends?”), I knew this was gonna be a very special relationship. You are a person much like myself, which makes it so easy to get along with you. We can both be so serious one minute, then bouncing off the walls the next. You have been a steady and dependable friend throughout our entire relationship; but you're so much more than that! You are a beautiful, talented and incredibly special person ... even though you choose not to see it. Well I do! I love you and we’ll always be friends! You will always be in my heart. Ryan — I never knew that I’d be able to find someone that makes me feel the way you do. Our relationship over the past year has been incredible. Although we’ve had our obstacles — occasionally very big ones, we’ve seemed to somehow get through them. The smallest things bring a smile to my face. Such as the sound of your voice which comforts me and whenever I look into your eyes I’m reminded of just how much I love you. Love Meghan To all my friends who have shared the laughter and the tears ... *Bren, Jess, Cheryl, Am, Laur, Sue, Ness, Cara — you guys mean the world to us! And to all the fella’s that made the good times even better... ’Pete, Just, Mike, Stein, Steve, Jon, Ryan, Ed, Jimmy, Sam, Shiraz, Voskian, Kev, Danny Special thanks to ... The trattoria crew; Cas, Sar, Nesh — “dolla dolla” MM, EP, KF, AC, EW, MS, AP, JM, SJ, SH, EF, AC, LJ “Yesterday marked the beginning, tomorrow marks the end, and somewhere in the middle; we become the best of friends!”

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II Class of ’97: Everyday since Sep. 7,1993 we’ve grown a little older & a little wiser. Here we are now, Big Dawgs! When one door closes, another opens. The door to opportunity is opening & it’s time 4 us to step through. I gotta pay respect 2 the Aces, Kings, & Queens in my card game of life. 2 those who granted me with the precious gift of existence: Mommy & Daddy, I love and respect you both greatly & because of you the strength 2 achieve great things is planted deep within me. Now for the rest of the fam: Kareen AKA Bam, We’re thinka den blood cuz & will be ‘til we die. Think back 2 days of walkin’ around E.O. foreva, “The one in the shorts!”, “What ifs” on Park Ave., strawpaper & deep thoughts in Puerto Rico. Now we’re makin’ moves home slice. Tamar AKA TRak, never forget our cypher, leapin’ out windows, the gym lobby & tattoo snapshots. From freshman orientation 'til now. Imagine dat. Tommea AKA Mimi, when it’s time to graduate, Oh M y God! 'Member the fat dance, foggy Lex windows, “Be Happy” in the AC, & almost endin’ up in the Bronx. Time is tickin’ & we ain’t bull****in’! Chiffon AKA Fonchie, you say Tuna, I say Potato (you know the deal). Can’t forget Bombshank Redemption, the phat 105°F BBQ & music makin’ us high. Represent 4 us when we’re gone girlie. Elo, the big brother 1never had. You remember me when I was a skinny little 7th grader, now I’m college bound & you’re gettin’ closer to fixin’ the teeth of Third World little people. Good luck! Ike, “ H e y baby, w h e r e ’s t h e f ir e ? " No more messin’ up each other’s game at the mall, oranges in the basement, nail jobs, people swearin’ we’re “married”, or Mustang accidents. Stay strong, Emeka. Kiya, “/ w e n t to S ir R ic h a r d ’s a n d w h a t d id I s e e ) ” Y e h ,y o u re m e m b e r dat. F o rg iv e m e 4 a l l th e b a d h o o k -u p s , j u s t tr y i n ’ 2 lo o k y o u o u t. W e ’r e fa m 4 li f e w it h o u t a d ou b t. Kifu & Kab (Fufi, my homey lova friend & Kabiatu, my brotha like no otha), I’m gonna miss pool dayz & chillin’ at the Sutton crib. Don’t forget me! Keith (Kayjay, sorry for all the cars. Never forget Underhill at 2A.M. HaHa!), FU (Fooey), Steve (Stuke), Prince (Cess) & Tim (GooGoo Berries), no more stayin’ up ’til dawn when mom’s away, endless games of Truth or Dare or scary stories (an Egyptian Port-a-Potty????). Stay off the hook! Mad V 2 my Rican familia: Titi, Vida, Banda, & Krista. Crazy shouts 2: Rachael, Taharia, MekMek, Shaq, Celeste, Chris (thanks 4 Belmar Beach), Taj, Ashani, Melissa W., Dawn, Ajeenah (shall I T H E N not be S7Vfled in the V A U L T 7 ), NoeDiggity, Jen, Adrianne, Heather (Wiggy Woo), Yani, Cherron, Shari, Andrea, Vicente, Sharon, Kenya, Euc, Adaeze (can’t forget those Lincoln days), Nic, Khalid (Liders, no more pigeons), Chris (the cream in my coffee), Arthur (Jasper), Kosi, Derrick, Kyle, Ahmad, Kev, Kenny G. (my white cutie), Anwar (Annie), Eddie, & Kyle (Church & 3rd). 2 my heart, FUTURE, the man whom with I share the ultimate mind, body and soul connection (1, 2,3: Knowledge Wisdom Understanding). Even if we never tie the knot Baba, you’ll always be loved and your lessons always remembered. Bein’ wifee with beautiful baby! I praise the force that brought about our encounter. A s h T e M a s, I L o v e Y o u ! 2 all the brothas and sistas in Columbi and beyond, remember, with unity comes strength and if ya don’t know what the struggle is, the problems’ even larger than I think. Let no obstacle stand in your way of greatness & keep ya head o . La Negra Boriqua is outta here!!! ONE V, Melissa “Mercy” V.

First and 4most most I love to my mom. Well mom here I go on my way out of high school to explore. I promise I won’t let you down thanks for everything you’ve done for me. I Love You. 2nd one love to my family, 1Love Yall. To Ant Ant thanks for everything, you’ve been there for me. To my Sister Anna. I’m about to be up there with yop. Good luck on your last year in college & there’s no one in this world that has stood by me 100% but you. ; We’ve been threw thick & thin, you are my true sister. Now it’s really time to party this summer. You know how •we do. To my cousin CHIFFON here I go finally made it, I’m gonna miss you stay strong you’ve only got 1 more * year, It won’t kill you. 1Love you always. To my fam from the BOOGIE DOWN BRONX Nyemia, Omari, Patricia, & the rest. I Love yall! To my cousin Omar & Eddie we finally made it see you at the party! We’ve come along way. Don’t give up. Don’t let the world scare you. This world ain’t prepared for us. To my beautiful niece CHE’NA & my handsome nephews Sticky & Maki I love you. To Samantha stop being so petro. 3rd To MERCEI will always remember you. Remember me & the OH MY GOD! party. The BOMB times we spent together and the booty times we spent together. Remember Bouncin to the mall with the BIG WILLY’S while we look like reebok vandils. (not no more) chillin to the R. Kelly song (Be Happy) in the fat acura legend. Here we are about to get started,about to make moves. ONE LOVE. DEUCE DEUCE. To TAMAR (tam-roc) one love we did it it’s been fun chillin in school with you. But you need to stop ILLIN & start bouncin UP-TOWN with us. To TAJ & RACHEL you are both are good friends threw the whole time I’ve known yall, yall always had my back never let a [email protected]#F$&* with me MUCH LOVE CHURCH & THIRD. To the FONGS peace out. (MIKA what would you do without EDDIE?) To Ashani, Cherron, Shari, Noel, Kenya, Dawn, La Qouisa, Janaina, Keyona, Tahdeerah L peace out this is just the beginning, whatever you put your minds to, you can do it. Plenty of LOVE. To Sharon & Arynia you both are crazy yall still my peeps here we go good luck. To Keith, Tim, & Fu yall my peeps 111miss all of you. Good luck with basketball. Peace to Fanon, Ashley & Andrew. To my peeps BABY BOO YA (face), POOKY, MOOKY & the rest of the GIST FAMILY I love. To safehouse productions sorry I had to leave. To my Boys JUNE & DOUG we need to Bounce more & to Doug Friday’s are still on aint nuttin. To Omar thanks for everything you’ve done for me you are a true friend. To Mikel peace out see you before the summer’s over. I said I can’t wait till senior year and now it’s here and what do you know it’s off the hook & it’s about to be over. Now to the rest of anyone I forgot. Let’s make power moves threw 97 — til infinity & last but not least to Mr. Malik my Chocolate Lover It’s move on I’m the wifey peace never forget I Love You. Now for the Dudes who said they was with me. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL I SWEAR TO GOD I NEVER *[email protected]# WIT NONE OF YALL. So Dear the world watch out for this DINERO taker. Love, Tommea AKA Smokey

Bess & Emily “ Emily . . . wait, were you at my Bat-Mitzvah?” “ Uh . . . yeah, w eren’t you at m ine?” What up. Bloomies, that’s okay, w e can share one. Bess can’t park here, learn how to park please. Riding in Bess’s Baby . . . Drive on the wrong side o f the road much? Clueless in Clifton . . . Follow the black blazer! JP Lees, Shelley and Charlie the big potato . . . Do you think those guys get dizzy? Was that a pick-up line? Wake-up mix. KN, Mr. Lover Lover. Can I have some cheese with that bus ride home? Bess likes to leave that blinker on for the whole entire practice. RuP, let’s hook up Air up with Steve, chicken head tells us the download on Ari. “ Emily, the Frou looks fabulous on you!” “ Give me some love, and go check out the guy in Benetton for m e.” Skinny Latte, Cafe Ma-cha. Why is there so much cream here? They belong on the top level! B-B-B-B-Bess, Emily’s thinking o f pressing charges, Bess is thinking o f getting married. Emily staring in the “ Black Wallet.” JC “ I’ll make you girls models!” Emily is Bess’s lawyer in first period. DA writes us up on notebook paper. 3P Emily does the errands. Boogers in the bathroom, shhh, it’s not us! “ Who sings that song?" “ DHC.” “ Good, keep it that way.” Donuts for the FH. Pizza for the FH, do you eat? Emily switches to MR. What are you? A carpenter? Bess starts again. GW/TH, boyfriends we never had . . . pick a lane kid . . . be out shotgun. Hi Hildy, give me some ashtrays, love ya, Dot. Please remove your jerry curl from your cabin. JW . . . ummmm, sketchy? Miss Piggy has a spooky hand! Emily goes ballistic since she is put in the union. JH tells her otherwise. Pussy Cat lounge, Bess’s dirty laundry. Amy DeSimmone. Can I get some dots. No one wears the velvet N ew Years Eve top? Em, battles with CG. NYE Cameo’s Bess’s head falls o ff next morning. Spooky does the driving home. Bess doesn’t want to leave. Emily goes nuts. Em, assures Donna, her daughter is in good hands. Bess’s mom turns Bud. Love bites from Steve . . . Emily has 5 boyfriends. Bess finds letter to Miss Piggy and her spooky hand, goes crazy Mexican. What? no seventh period? Bess streaks the locker room. Emily busts her A at practice. Our shoes, “ Yes, we could kick your A with them.” “ Em, can I get a membership card to your mom’s gym?” Emily passes out in Bess’s car. Bess throws her out at the lawn. We love the BBD. “ I never go to Bocca in the summers!” Mad limo calls, Em get’s in fight. Bess has a breakdown. Emily goes to Talk Soup . . . “ let me get some o f that?” Emily’s boyfriend in M’s, her Llover. Bess gets car jacked in front o f CHS. How many tickets did you get? C-ha-hands-on-his-feet. Let’s make fun o f people’s feet for a half hour . . . ftsm . . . “ But all you want is silver!” Let’s first see if her car is there, then w e’ll decide if we want to go in. girls — want a ride? Just kidding, someone woke up on the wrong side o f the bed this morning. Take you and your hair back to your country. The princess gets the baby. Emily becomes BF at the Christmas party. I’ll see you with my pants in 10 minutes, two days later, no pants. Can w e have a ride down the street? Elyse, rock on with you and your car!! JH . . . w e like to visit them all the time, too bad Bess has no horn . . . ’ Good and Plenty* . . . Em, if you get D, I’ll take you to the Enteman’s factory. Em holds her nose to do so. B & M, why don’t you take you and your hunk o f cheese and go to Obsessions! I and the chocolate twizzlers, shoe laces or twists? Emily may be wanted by the mob in the future. W here’s my money creamhead? Um . . . John Ghatti has it. 6 AM . . . w e like to sleep on cold kitchen floors, it was a rough morning. A — your adorable, B — your so beautiful. Emily’s mom wants to know why Bess can drive her home so late! , Just kidding — . Donna thinks Emily has the most beautiful clothes. It started with a bottle o f nail polish, but now w e’re moving on to diamond rings. P is a stalker. . . watch out! Are you going to Cryans?” “ To get what? a hamburger?” Munch, munch, munch, that’s what I like. Give a pinky to Vinny. I want those purple pants. Bess gets stopped for acceding the while line, come on now, are w e bored? Bess sketches out for the rest o f the night. Emily has now cried twice, who wants to make it a third time? Please raise your hand. Um hi, I’m Emily, and this is Bess. Should we point it out for you? Diva, You better work! “ Love you Bett!” “ Love you too Ebby!” See ya at the Melis concert! “ Somebody once told me to always hold on to a good thing. I promise, I’ll look back and give you a wink when I’m on my way.”

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jess

kris

sUe

**it all began with a few tears because krista and jess wouldn’t let sue be the baby... 2 n d grade: jess cries because she’s put in the wrong class ... jess gets her ear ripped off and is rushed to the hospital, T laughs because of her band-aide ... 3 rd grade: ball crushing in the library ... luncheons with ms. Stuart... Stuarts says... M vs. T 4 j ’s love ... 4th grade: kris breaks her leg... (to be continued!) jess sits by her side and listens to her bitch ALL DAY ... sk & j are homeless Mary kicks 'em out... K: j come over and play J: i’ll be right over K; no 1 moved!!! 5th grade: j & matt K & dave s & mark ... the humble forming of KAK (kids against krista) ... s: I don’t feel too good class: eewwwyou smell... SUE IT’S THE MOVING UP CEREMONY NOT THE PROM!!! 6th grade: sue’s finally allowed to cross the street by herself... “why does everyone think jess is so pretty?” j&s eat cheese and watch the sunrise ... kj&s donkey rides, who can hold the most weight? K rista
. . , . . -. . „ -------- ---- ------------ coup... “drop me off here” (later that night) straight zero s for sue straight 4 s for krista!! Merry Christmas, I bought myself a beeper!! absolutely chocolate, a good mix!! N ew years ev e: kris gives a piece of her mind... sue decides it’s necessary for her to do the same ... 5 4 3 2 1 happy new year! seniors! class of 1997!!! the new year comes in with a bang & a whole lotta laughs w/sue kris cara and jess ... Liza teaches kris and jess to rave ... jess and kris sneak off to 1997 — 11 and s&c watch the fireworks from the picnic table ... “my senior Bi-otches come with me ... kris pulls out the phillipes... happy !@#$% new year girls. . . ” “save one for stein” ***O ur memories of yesterday will last a lifetime, we'll take the best, forget the rest, and someday we’H find, these were the best times*** jess & sue — the sisters I never had. you guys are my sunshine on a cloudy day and my rainbow after a rain storm, although moving on is an end to a long chapter, lets think of it as the beginning of another. You are my best friends always and forever, 1love you with all my heart. V krista — Hey guys, wait up... i have to admit, there were times when 1did feel a step behind, but you always were there to help me catch up ... no matter how much time I missed (being “cool”). I will Love You Guys Always! — love, sue Michael — It all began w/Vour constant ridiculing back in mms. you have scorned me for life! thanks for the laughs — jess — thanx for always being there to make me laugh, 4 giving me advice, and laughing at me when I fell off your car, never leave my side V kris — it all began when the pen blew up in your face! you’ve brought so many smiles to my face and so many memories to me. I’ll always love you. — love sue Peter: Thp! thp! you’re gonna be hard to forget, but I guess that’s a good thing because I never want to. I love you too!! — sue — my froggy friend! thanks for the laughs and all the dancing! thanx for always listening when I needed to complain! keep in touch forever V krista — you’re a funny guy, don’t ever lose touch, i’ll never forget you. — jess Dan: my lover boy. thanx for teaching me the tricks, you always made me laugh — jess — hey! hey! the boy of my dreams. Stein, you always made me laugh, o r y e ll, whatever, you’re still the best, love always, sue — STEIN you jackass!! thanks for all the piano inspiration and random spurts -of advice, we’ve had some good times, I hope you never forget them, cause I won’t V kris Ness: there is no lab 7th period on Thursday! oh well it was fun while it lasted! thanx for all the party of fie nights, they are something i’ll never forget. I luv u V krista — where to begin? Endless conversations. Hanging out at your house. Heart to Hearts... where to end? Nowhere! i love you! You’ll always hold a place close to my heart, love, sue Katie: We’ve been through too much... stalking, late night sneak-outs... the BUTTERFLY NIGHT! we’ll never have times like these again, so hold on to them for me, o.k.? I love you, sue — thanx for all the good times you’ve shared with me esp. stalking, sun tavern nights, and parties in the hot tub! keep in touch always. I love you! V kris — my blond bi-otch! you are crazy, thanx for missing me so much when i’m gone! ha! ha! ha! jess Cara: 1 swear I saved your life back in the day, and you can’t deny it! thanx for the laughs, jess — the voice of reason! I love you. you’ll never know how much, it cant’ be expressed in any words or actions, it’s just there, and always will be and if you ever feel like going 90 over bumps in the road again, you know who to call, love, sue — my homeroom buddy, you were always there to talk me through a tough time, thanx for the love, you’re in my heart always. V krista Katie J: pooh bear, my tulip you are so very special to me! I don’t know what i’d do without you. you are my moonbeams! I love you! I’ll miss you, don’t ever leave me. love, sue__ always keep something beautiful in sight, even if its just a daisy in a jelly jar. thank you for showing me beauty when 1thought nothing was. i’ll never leave your side — V krista Liza & Mich: Girls, you were always there when we needed the strength to say what we needed to say... what will we do when you leave? we’ll miss you guys love, sue & kris Amy & Bess: Thank you for some really fun memories ... me & amy w/icing faces, and bess, you taught me how to dance!! I love you guys THIS much:) Y.G.: we’ve shared so much w/you. you’ve taught us so much, but most importantly, you’ve helped us grow into who we are today, and don’t be caught offguard, you never now when we'll show up! — wearing our shower caps!! love, kris & sue V Jon: thanx for sharing many laughs & tears w/ me over the past four years, our friendship and love has brought so much joy into my life, although i’ve stood behind you or in front of you at times, i have come to stand by your side and I will never leave, i love you, krista Cicenia’s, Rafferty’s, & Erck’s: You’re the three of a kind ... thank’s for all of the love, support, and guidance you’ve given us over the past 13 years ... we love you, sue kris jess ... Brothers: (Alan) you are my strength that guides me when my mind cannot, i love you, jess (Lou, Ant & Joe) you guys are the best, so we fight a little, that s what brothers and sisters do ... i V u’s ! ... sue (B.T) you’ve always been there to make me smile and laugh, thank you for all your love and support. V krista

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Meredith

Kelly

“ . . . And together we lit up the world” Looking back now none of this would have ever happened if it wasn’t for DC’s party. “Are you guys bringing sleeping bags?” ... Heath pukes ... EB — who cut loose? Once again God answered us — but it was a good sleep Heath, wasn’t it? ... Who was the drag-queen? we all caught on pretty quickly/ BC has first party ... “My parents aren’t coming home till one” 10:30-SNAGGED ... but we got used to it and the routine was born/ Heath and Jord take trip to Dunkin Donuts on bikes at two in morn but no worries ... mission accomplished. Heath pukes once again “go get me a spoon” / Boys come into picture, Heath starts it off with the foreigner, but we all caught up real quick... RR DR SS / New Year’s Eve at BF house — can we say Free For AH/ Ter calls out Jord about a nonexistent relationship... “So, what do you think about us?” but Jord doesn’t, random. / Operation Playground is in effect — thanks CL ... playground becomes (for a short period of time) the hot spot and then under the bridge7 Jord’s house when Her has friends over (we’re cool) “Urn ... Is this PM Dawn?” nice try ... “DOH”/ MR has party (or at least we think)... get called out but we ain’t no rude &#(§>*%$ / Jord deserts — goes to camp and Heath, Mere and Kell find alternate transportation for late night visits to 7-11... VOLVO Sophomore year brings day visits to NYC... “Heath, you have successfully led us to father Mancini’s corner”/ Jord — obsessed? ... nah cause Dave’s back in town ... BRUISE MUCH? / Mere finally get dan ... “Have you ever made love in the rain?” ... WHAT!?! / Kell and Rog together at last... Is it meant to be?/ Heath goes w/ DM and we all get in for ride to D.M.B ... gets pulled over, what were they doing on the bus? ... Heath pukes/ Mere’s overwhelmed w/ MB “Above the bellybutton ... is that normal?”’/ All the while we still had our alternate transportation/ summer brings carbon monoxide poisoning when Heath, Kell and Jord go to city with Steve — purple haze ... “Was that an oozie?”/ Dan leaves and Heath gets w/ Jim / Kel gets caught taking car out but grounding is not as harsh as the times when she is fresh/ Mere meets KG, all is well until superbowl... KG was a little too pushy.dck./ Kel still has Rog (for a little at least)... but in the end she gets him for good and all are appreciative / What do you know, she’s lost on EO. — Molly saves the day/ Licenses are obtained, drive by’s begin ... train 1,2,3,4 ... don’t woriy cause beeps are in sync / Kel, there really are no beastie tickets/ Kel, Heath, Mere and Jord — It’s all fun at Tom’s apt until Mere and Kel go looking for jobs — Mere hooks John Paul... “kiss it” / Kel is not to be found cause she’s at the park with the runner... “I’m not aloud to leave — they’re watching me — they’re everywhere ... Thank God we’re still alive, says Jord and Heath ... “But we just figured”/ Kel and Jord at the Devils game ... get all types, which is it — the tix or the money? “He’s winking at us I swear.”/ Jord wants Nick & gets him in the end ... next moves onto bigger and well bigger things..Goes back to Nick ... “did he grow?”/ Mere falls for Anthorny ... gets tied up in the relationship... the shore ... what goes around comes around... / SQUEAK SQUEAK — things are a little more serious now with Dan and Jord ... back to nick but not for long ... Dan is back in the picture to stay / Metz fam takes us out for din before show... Heath and Kel take a little too long in the bathroom and Jord starts buggin out.. . Is Heath puking? ... No, but we’ll just say she is / Hanging out with rednecks at Allman Bros ... everyone is friendly ... real friendly — including soundboard man, “Can I see that?” its all good — he’s down with us ... “what’s the story with that guy? ... Is this a STRIP CLUB?” /On the way home from Green Pond Heath and Kel decide to take a little detour in Newark... goes through red light — Kel thinks she’d be safer on street than in car with this maniac ... “Is that a forty in her car?” / Matt B has party and Heath and Mere get all types — then nailed by parents/ Kel moves into hotel — movie selection with the towel b o y ... This Sucks/ Mere skips out on us at the Phish show last minute ... Kel looses tix — “we could go back to the br and retrace our steps if-you-want” ... somehow we manage to have a good time anyway and all goes well/ It was a good time at LL’s until we realized the problem ... There’s some hose in this house/At CM Mere professes her love for B.B.D. — looking down — it’s just a whole different... experience/ Kel has another fire and Double Tragedy premiere’s on the eleven o’clock news/Dan M shows up once again and Jim beats arse at DS’s/Nothing to do ... thanks Steph-Dog! / New Year’s Eve and Mere has much to celebrate in the garbage .. . and all the while Kel’s living in her little cottage/ Special thanks to Clarance Cooper, the mad biker and his phat arse, the costumer, the pope, the Basking Robbins boy and all the rest / For now our story is done but it’s alright, we’ll always be friends because “WE JUST FIGURED.” Molly, Rebecca, Roger, Jim, Matt, Katie, Dan, Bess, Nick, Terence, Lee, Kenny, Stephen, Ryan, RJ WE WILL FLY WAY ON HIGH WHERE THE COOL WINDS BLOW AND LAUGHING, HAVING FUN WITH ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW

JENNIFER

NOELLE

Welcome to South Orange Middle School! The 6th grade. The crew was us, Nicole, Alea, and Ajoke. Boy did yall look broke. Jennifer had those BROKE braids. Nicole wore her clothes 10 times to tight. Ajoke had the worst jerri curl, and Alea was just jipper. But what about you? What about me? You used to sweat all times on the way to school. But, do you remember that you go mad because B.A. wouldn't take you to the dinner dance. Thats not true Bee-otch! Yeah o.k. Remember your Michael Jackson sneakers you swore you w ere DA BOMB. Keep playing me out! You got that. Now it’s time for high school the future Mrs. B.J. with your green hair. No don’t let me start on Mr. M.J. when he played you out for W.D. But who was upset when your man was kissing miss thang right down in front of your face. Were you mad Jen? I could just se the tears welling up in your eyes. Poor Baby! Excuse me, Mrs. Coco Face who thought she was all that with her man and his “ CREW.” Oh, but who was on the 4th floor with a certain member o f this “ CREW” But, who was cool with this CoCo Face after we broke up. “ Do you really like my hair?” with that big ole’ grin on your face. How nauseating. The reason I was being so nice to Coco is because you lied to him when you two broke up and you said that “ It’s not you, it’s m e.” when you really had an “ affair” with you know who. Don’t let me forget the time when they both caught you playing them both at the same time. For your information that “ affair” was just an accident and I felt sorry for CoCo so I broke up with him. But the day when I got caught out there was not my fault. 1 tried to break up with both o f them but, they both kept coming back for more, so what was 1 supposed to do. You should have told him the truth, and let the record show the 4th floor never happened. Should I go back and ask Mr. P.D. By the way if it wasn’t for Jack’s party I would have never went through all this. But, who was jealous o f Coco? You said I spent too much time with him. Sure enough wasn’t me. Oh, 1 think so, because one day when Coco was at my house you started whinin’ about how he was always there and that he took me away from you. His name was Jed, mine was Tyesha, yours was Jill, and Alea’s was Mary. Do you remember Jen? Yes I do. Thats enough of freshman and sophomore year. The BIG YEAR! Junior year was the BOMB, But I didn’t now that people were so SHIESTY! Its all your fault! No I don’t think so who started the name S.O.1.8. YOUR GIRL! Listen we were all friends, but somehow things happen and people change so it had to come to an end, but I cant’ forget those days. But I can. When people do things behind my back, I draw the line. Look, I wasn’t upset at the fact that YOUR FRIEND was playing around with CoCo (and she can’t deny it either) it was the fact that she couldn’t be a lady about it and tell her supposed “ girl.” I don’t give a damn about CoCo, but I was upset because I know that boy’s mind and he was using her just to get me jealous BUT IT DIDN’T WORK PUNK! I was trying to look out for a friend, but look at the thanks that I get. Trying to put my husband in jail for some stupid chain that someone else took, and NOT STOLE. Noelle, there is no need to dwell on something that is so freakin childish and stupid. Moving along, remember the time when the HAITIANS and S.O.1.8. got bent at your house and the 5-0 showed up ten deep, BECAUSE OF THE 3 J’S. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Do I. Those was the best time when me, you, Tiny, Brokey, Jean, Ervens and Reggie used to just chill during half days. All that I have to say is time moves on and you can’t control what happens. Friends come and friends go. ENOUGH! FREAKNIK 96! Jen was the freak o f the year. You was on every single boy that said hi or even looked in your direction. Who was being the bore through the whole trip saying “ I miss my Jean. 1 took it upon m yself to spice things up “ CRY BABY.” Don’t forget sex fiend Will, who gave the best messages, he made me feel good. Jen, you are a freak. All I know is that he stalked me around the house and tried to flirt with me when no one was around. All I could hear was “ Girl, you so sexy!” How nasty. But Jen, what about your crew from Kentucky? RICO SUAVE. You thought you were "TIGHT TO DEATH" smokin on some “ DANK.” No man that was your family, looking like some locals. But, I was glad to see Jeff. Thats my sweetie. Anyway, what about that dude that peed right in the middle o f the street, and your boy Mr. DKNY. All 1 remember was that local with that huge bottle o f Alize. I give him mad props. Mr. Chlorophyll — This shout is from the girl that you have flirted with for the last 3 years. 1 thought we were cool, but you got mad because 1 go with Jean and I didn’t pay attention to you. But, my girl Jen here tried to peace things between us, but I see that you can’t be a real man and just be friend without anything going on between us. I would have given you play, but you always came at the wrong time. Sorry. I’m married now. Excuse Noee, she thinks your shiesty, but your still my friend. I still want you. Miss Prissy — Just because your man don’t want you, doesn’t mean you have to take it out on me. Noee, says your “ SHIESTY.” CeCe — All I have to say is that your very annoying. It’s N oee’s turn. Thank you Jen. All that I have to say is that I thought we were cool, but you decided to tell your man that Jean yoked you up against a wall. Why should you lie. Now your man thinks that the Haitians are disrespecting him. But that o.k. Now I know who you really are. THE CREW — This is from the heart. 1 don’t see how boys from M are so hard. Over the years 1 know that I have called you guys COCOS, But 1 want to say that 1 don’t care how yall act. But, I want to give a shout out to N.J., A.J. & I.G. yall mad cool. Everybody else, I ain’t mad at cha’, HA! Just grow up. Now it’s time for “ BIG JEN" listen lets put the past behind and act like mature adults “ SIKE.”

JEN’S SHOUTOUTS First I would like to thank God, Mommie, Papy, and Cassandre 1 love yall to death. To my cousins, you have been there for me through all my troubles and help but to say thank you. To my friends Taherah, you have been a close friend, always making me laugh and show a person a good time. I’m sorry about what happen but crazy things happen. Asha, you know your still my girl. To the SOMS crew Dawn, Melissa, and Kenya yall a bunch o f crazy girlz. You 3 always making me bugout. Cherron, keep switching and flirting with all the guys. Shari, your always there to give good advice, and I appreciate that. Quoisa, you and your crazy self Arnia and Sharon, stop trying to fight everybody. Ashani, keep dancing. Khalilah, I hope that you and Kyan will have a healthy relationship. Nia, your a real friend. Jean you are a wonderful friend I’m so glad that you came into my girls life, but bring your problems to Dr. Joyce Brothers. Ervens, I’m sorry that things didn’t work out between us but want you to know that I will always be there for you, and that we can still be friends. Noelle you have been my best friend for 7 years now, and 1 hope forever. We have been through so much together that can’t believe were still alive. Even though were total opposites, I understand why were still friend and without you being there for me I don’t know what my life would have been like. You know when I first m et you I didn’t like you, but I’m so glad that w e got to know each other. If it wasn’t for me you would probably be in a mental institution “ SIKE.” But for real, I’m not only proud to call you my friend, I’m proud to say that your my sister.

NOEE’S SHOUTOUTS First, I would like to thank God, for without him my life wouldn’t be possible. To my mother, father, Aunt Naomi, Owen, Uncle Sam, Uncle Richard, Helen and Jae. I want to thank you for being the most craziest and best family in the world. To my best friends Alea and Pearl. Words cannot explain how much you mean to me. Without you guys I would probably be dead or committed somewhere. To Aunt Janet and Uncle Kinney thanks for raising me as your own. You have been true inspirations in my life. To my spiritual mother Vanessa, I love you very much. I’m glad that God has blessed me by placing you in my life. SOMS crew — Quoisa “ BRAH” — You is the girl. 1 remember that w e have been close since 10th grade, then you left. Then you came back. COOL! I’m glad that we became friends. True friends. Ronnie — You know that w e have been sisters forever. We have shared a whole lot. You have been there for me and I have been there for you. Stay yourself and don’t let anybody tell you any different. Melissa & Dawn — Yall know we go.way back, especially freshman year. I’m sorry that things changed, but who would have known. You guys are crazy and mad cool. Yo, yall da bomb. Khalilah — Known you since we were Brownies. I have seen you change over the years for better and for worse. I hope that you and Kyan will have a SAFE future together. Stay focused! SAL — You have been the girl since those library moments. Yes, you were right about Jen and I. Thank you. Stay cool. Arynia & Sharon — Yall better stay out o f trouble. And leave that poor little girl alone! Thanks for keeping it real and making me laugh. Melissa V. — Since freshman year w e have been cool. Those history, physics, english and those chemistry classes. You made them fun. Jen — W e have been best friends since 6th grade and I’m glad that I met you. You have been there for me through those good and many bad times. I don’t know what I would have done without you. Thank you for being a real friend. Especially when I was acting like a fool. Your my sister forever. HAITIANS — My boys, it’s been a year and a half. I’ve been there when yall was beefing and I’m glad to say that 1 have known you. To Ervens, Alex, Greg, Ludence, Ric, James, Henderson, & Reggie thanx for supporting me and Jean, and thanx for keeping it real. Yall my peeps for life. JEAN — I love you, I love you, I love you. I just can’t say it enough. I know that w e would have never thought that you and I would ever be together, but w e are. And I know that we will be together forever. You will always be my husband, no matter what people may think. We have been through our good and bad times but w e made it. You have truly made my life wonderful. Thank you. I LOVE YOU. LAST THOUGHT On behalf o f Jennifer and m yself we would like to give the class o f ’97 a phat shout out. See ya in 10 years. “ A faithful friend is a strong defense: And those who have found such in one, have found a treasure.”

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Amy & Bess Leavin ain’t fair you know. Parting ain’t just. People got to move on. People got to do what they must. We’ll be back together again, and I’m never gonna lose you as a friend ... Shay shay shay shu wop — It all started at the SOP — Russ’ beautiful eyeball and our letters from the boss. A is in love with Dennis the Russian fool. Freshmano — first party at B’s house — A cries because her friends drank. New Years — Sassy B in her catsuit. Lots of lovin going on in 94. The bullet — B shoots Dd in the neck. The mole episode. A + R. B pees & has to wear A’s fruit of the loom size 10s. “Everybody hurts” — ice cream in bed. Next year — party at B’s once again — A gets the boot Wc of Ns — B officially becomes daddy’s girl. A gets asked to the prom by coach kegger. JS senough said. Mulungwa — no that is not mace in your hand. B upside down on the trian fence. AB & Nb go to the land of latin lovers — JB & Ax in the house. A&B new members of Dave F.’s band. B&A rock the house — who knew we’d be rapstars — B’s africana braids. 45HS. Sunbathing in cameron field we meet the dookies “How much do you want to sell that Jespy jacket for?” B&J — the boyfriend you never met. Our quest to meet boys on the streets of Millburn, NJ is unsuccessful unless you count dirty old men — thanx Jb. Summer 94 — Spanish people in control — gang colors: red white & blue. Suzy don’t play that. HANDS. Ry Jay Lu Ran Wink — Thanx. A + B first Bnght at the pink house. Junior year — B + A get married. A moves into Josh’s house. Dancing in the blacklight — Doug — pfft — how old are you? Our very own language — yes we often tend to omit letters and entire syllables — hulloop — SAP — thas mad embarasin yo. Summer 96 — its 10:00 lets go to LBI — we can sleep at Sbs — 12:30 were here, where is Sb? No you did not say d.winkle. Bomp bomp — chicken or the egg — oru home away from home. J&D singin with their guitars — Do you know any oasis — uh huh — proud maiy. The van (scary van) — complete with strobe light. ABC drnk on lack of sleep. 5:30 am — time to go to bed — beach is open. A’s fiestas — Gs. We’re almost related — Bs & Gw — I don’t think so. SeanB & the boys — Amy all up on my tip bit Brisco-papa bakes. Let me see yah aahhhssss. Welcome to trout country. You look like — wait you are ... A & casper upstairs — “1swear I don’t remember anything” A&B in car to listen to dunkie butt and chg. Jd — streaks lenox pi. Party people — wakes up — yo shut the lights, shut the lights. B&A dancing — Lets see some lovin — come on please — let me see please. A falls alseep at 11— “B, please don’t let them touch me.” A gets kicked out the bed. Dthuh — yur so dsumb — my name is ... I go to SH preparatory academy. Im a model — man on the path train. Speaking of... Tomas — an original — “I make a beautiful pesto sauce.” B the bisotchia gets her liscianzo. Good times at LizzieLees. Dancing in the kitchen — Pa — work one side — Sc — gets videotaped. BEAT THE PIMP. A gets the talk and this and that — stay away from the 17 year olds. Bess & Amy (formerly known as Bess’ friend) Bess “no chips” Cohen. Bagel chat — 8 days a week. The res — we know the symbols — two blinks. B&A get new names — Ahmi, tina, Rosie, Daisy. Lets be part of the AlNation. A fall down and bust haass. Nothing to do ... “Let’s go for a drive.” “Take the scenic route.” “Would you still be my friend if I walked around like this?” A single bed is enough for B&A. I’m mad busted. If you could see my face right now. “I like when he’s cool.” “I like when I’m cool.” We love you — Suzy & Johnny P Donna & Daddy-O, Molly, Courtney, Michele, Vanessa, Sue — Thanks for your friendship. You are all very special to us. Thanks for the smiles and the laughs, the late night diner talks, and the dance parties — we’ll take the memories with us. You are all beautiful girls. — Now I’ve been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come. And I believe it could be, something good has begun. Noby Mr Jw Cr Kq Eb Kr Jt Ep Mw SI Sb Do Bb Cm Cc Ln Rr Kf Pr Kh Dk Cw At Pg Rm Dm Ct Jm G&T Sm Amy Love — I Know I found a best friend when they’ve touched my heart when it’s raw or tender. You’ve taught me how to be a friend and how to laugh from my belly. Because you know that its a good thing when you both wake up at 8:30 on a Sunday morning laughing. “And I’m never gonna lose you as a friend.” Promise? Baby Bess — With you, its a comfortable, safe, no worries because we’ve got each other kind of feeling. I’ve learned a lot form the beauty of your words, your songs and your smiles. If I could hold your hand and walk with you the road ahead I would. Finding a best friend ain’t easy — when you share the same thoughts and its still okay when you don’t, when your laughter always bursts and your bad days can always be made a little brighter — you just know. Our memories are the sweetest. My love always. Promise. — These are the eyes that I want you to remember.

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Britton and Maggie “1know we’ll be friends for life, sharing our dreams together. As we walk down the road, we’ll never think twice, these memories were made | forever.” — Mystic Pizza — We met just before Halloween frosh year, cheesy dancing the night away at Lizzie’s — that girl B was pretty cool, so ... frequent trips to hang out in I the basement occurred — hanging with the SOMS boys! Next thing B switches schools and winds up in the amazing Latin class! with all of our bestest friends — SM and her hand disease, GH, CM, B flirting w/RR and getting all the gals jealous and M just laughing in our little comer of the room with the mean comments from the back of the room never stopping. Soph year — a time when the 2 of us truly bonded in physics with Ms. O the sweetheart, moving 1 up to the front of class and passing notes under her nose, never living down CV and ‘chuckie-suckie’— the trick is putting the left desk with the right one, lab days always understanding and explaining to the ‘other one’, asking Ms. o if she was pregnant, Real World Physics — M’s cover the holiday themes, B’s family vacations. Goodbye Ms. O, hello hell!! not a clue, fluorescent colored key chains — nasty hair, awful stench. Great Adv., and not going around together cause B had to finish the packet which M just copied anyway. Latin, AGAIN — When is the Ecce Romani wedding? B, SG, and SL go to Italy with Alice and watch AL not only kiss but fall on butt — what stories! What? B becomes friends w/CM! Our friendship continues because there’s always something to joke about everyday in class and neither of us has a clue! Junior year — B leaves M in Latin 3, and M becomes the WORST Latin student in Columbia history. Science together again — Definite lab partners but popcorn joins our little clique and we never do a lab right, copying off of KG & other tables: working, laughing, screaming, and singing with LV, KZ, and AW. Not measuring anything correctly, we never understood that scale! Fighting over the pink and green goggles, non-stop RENT talk and M can’t wait for them to shut up. Extra credit that was never done — but we still got A’s? Popcorn getting on our nerves but talking about it made us lOx closer. PSAT talk, so, we’re not the smartest, no pressure, we have the most fun! B’s fav time of the day because she get’s to see the J man. B trying to flirt with him unsuccessfully on Thurdays, M always laughs. What a crazy obsession, and M almost ruins it by talking about Seinfeld in math, yet it continues until B get’s stupid! Boys! Boys! Boys! Mags always telling Brit to dump the Maxster because he only creates problems, lab day became a tell-all advice session. M’s great countdown on florida starts again and continues a tradition for months this time. Mags returns and B has missed her mucho. so much to tell... M about her random boys and B about her Florida boy, on the DL. Glatt — M get’s pissed at B’s kissing up in the beginning, yet then M starts kissing up! We sit too far to talk! Wasting our prep time each Tuesday morning for student council which they arrive at late 95% of the time b/c of M’s lateness — she’s still apologizing to the Redbord fam. Then comes spring and M is no longer playing lax. Trips to the baseball games, where we remain the only true fans, getting snapples at A&D, and gossiping all the way there, bonding with Ms. A and looking at wedding pictures trying to kiss up to mommy. J looks GOOD in a tux-prom date! DMB and Allman Bros. — next time B & M are going to a concert together and B is getting lawn seats! B goes away for the summer and writes M notes of the annoying Max man and wants to talk to JA, M tells her to chill out — Then comes the awaited senior year and M get’s her license. B can’t wait til she can drive the SAAB. Rainy is received and Mags is psyched. Does B like Ja or MZ, always boy problems! Social Cri — what a class. Mrs. P is the best, we will always love her! passing notes ALL period long about how good KG looks today, and wondering what the hell is up with Zim! Sharing annoying stories about a certain jealous girl and listening as she get’s her paper’s extended too! That certain girl made us lOx closer too. B’s car get’s keyed! M has a new boy of the week as she learns all about the junior crushes. B has her eyes set on sweater boy, what a presentation he gave! Annoying MM, not remembering our names and questioning M’s swimming ability. Giving LL looks from across the room — eww, she carries her keys and her wallet! Like! Like! Like! Homecoming — M can’t believe people have dates, M get’s mad at B for going with MZ, as a result, B get’s her seat moved temporarily in Mrs. P’s class. B can’t eat any food because she becomes a nervous wreck about college and her man, M just tells her to chill — again. M finally got to see RENT and realized that it was amazing and could not be part of the fan club — but not that obsessed. M makes B come to AM’s the night after MZ’s date, the police come after M&B leave — B made sure they didn’t take JA with them in fear of what she would do in the park! Instead the drive to McDonalds to find no one, off to the diner! The trip to Alive-n-Kickin’ where B finds many perfect matches and M left empty-handed, stalking Mr. McFadden who has been talked about so much and introducing B to JVO. Zim and B are actually together, M can’t believe it, M has always thought of him as a friend, eventually B thinks so too! B leaves message for M about becoming a Blue Devil, M comes to school to congratulate her! Four years of amazing memories! “Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime, we’ll take the best, forget the rest and someday we’ll find, these are the best of times.” — Styx Mags Whenever I ve needed a friend, advice, or just wanted to talk you were always there, despite what time it was. We have laughed together, cried together, and have made the most incredible memories together. You were always there with a hug and for that I am so grateful! Promise me that you will always stay the same person and remember that I’m always here for you! I V You! — Brits Hey Sweetie — You’re the best! What else can I say? We’ve had some of the best times together and you must never forget them. Remember that I am always there for you, at any time of the night. I’m so glad that we’ve strengthened our friendship and I know that it will continue to grow! ¥ ya babes! — Mags

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Jen and Susan If you get lost along the way, look back on yesterday and remember me this w a y . . . Freshman-blur, thunderation in the middle of the street with an audience. Our plans to get some of Ja and D r backfires and we get stuck w/chewy playing monopoly, no regrets. Soaps (O ltl). O ur Sat nights playing scrutinize (still lookin), obsessions; starwars, riteaid, Drug Fair (still there), 99 lipstick. Jcc dances w/Js2 —

millburn/livingston guys (S pathetic display —

J no

display) knicks dance ’94-#3. Dress up in ma T clothes. Soph — a bit better parties, guy friends, hit the beach S loses tamp to waves, first time. Homecoming — miserably. S + Lj —

S dances w/Jd cause your sexy. J cancels on Kj. S + Lp, J + A s ___w e fail

crash and burn, enjoy. J + M f —

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gain some weight and try again later. Newt project (J tries to set S up w/Ss —

_____ earns a date, it was

a good m ovie) 20 takes later J still laughing. M a T loves her chips ’n salsa. Sat night — movin’ on up to computer games w/Jaina — still in hall of fame. J makes up w/Ss. Scared of Big L —

go home to buy in bulk. W e look forward to ccd to become one w/Cn and christ —

mankr. J sets S up w/As while Ss sets J w/Cs (w h o that?) surprisingly J gets only nice jr. Sams first date — laboo —

what Sams didn t do.

asleep Junior —

real

not too successful but jcs have fun. July S spills lemonade 2x in 2 days and picks he said she said, all fall

sandp, let s talk about all talk no play, insatiable friends, material girl, talk about play 1 more time, I dare you. S br dances and earns

white belt. Trip to asez eve —

Doubling —

leave Eq for Ar. Speed —

home at 9:30 to watch dogs in bathing suits,

go ahead, try and find a match. J begins ppc and works as slave for next yr. Double still sucks and no sleepover until new yrs

uh, we re going to Pi’s, detour to rt 10 —

mo friends mitch. s-dips. Millburn party ’96 —

get picked up by wt, 3am can c drive us home? S returns to Jb’s and sleeps in 4in2. J goes to pr and gets have a nice walk home, here are some consolation hats. S to bootleg pr-bajas and buds. J makes pretty

cards and b, L s forget. S embarrassed by Lb-key. Sams breaks. J devastated. S and Ra, unrealized potential. La cocinoa deS + J dancing in ponchos makes class sick. S + n or stalk on prom night. Summer nylf mo friends. Calif mike sleeps at J’s. J gets license — cs while chilling w/ppc gang. W e love grass guy, gorms, picnic at la m when it’s 2 deg out. Senior — fence +

knocks off mirror. Meet Mj illegal girl. Eating w/CC + Sb —

too much stress. W e suck, can’t get into college —

hits house, fence, garage (2 x ). J sets up S w/

not all dat S gets license and Ar —

hits parked car

Chilis, fried calamari and free lemonade. S misses best party ’96. a stops cleaning

Ar, Ap; together again at RU next yr w/J’s new car. Spend vacation doing aps. S jealous o f J’s

dinners w/Mj. Ra returns, memorable new yrs. Four yrs later burrito is still in J’s freezer. W e ’ve laughed, w e ’ve cried, but w e ’ll never say goodbye

when you re weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all. I’m on your side when times get rough and friends just can’t be found.”

dl, si, ar2, cs, nb, ap, js2, ams, cc, sb, gg, mj, ij, kz, jl, jb, br, cl2, st, aj, me2, mw, vt, cr, sc, fams — we love u

“No matter what you have never judged me. You have always believed me, even at times when I didn’t believe in myself.” NORA AND SU SAN We owe it all to Brown v. Bd. o f Ed. thanx MAMAG 4 buttering my potato. Did we ever return that magazine? 6 A boyz-salute! Summers — MAGGIE! R&H, th king & I — shut up! Poker games, third tower — we both conquered. Will U buy this for 54? Babysitting hell — Deys get yo marriage in check & thanx 4 the flu. sprinkler jumping should be an Olympic sport, diving Bds. — “ I ’m a bug.” R.K — yeah 1 workout. Untamed Heart — funny flick. Mr. Moss — ooh too sexy! THE END SARAH/DEIRDRE. End of year sleepovers AUD, S, D. happy raps. “ We have no frien ds. . . w e’re better for it. “ Sledding! Apart for awhile, nevertheless we prevail. CHS-9 Studying math. The rest is a blu r. . . except bonding at BRITTON’S (w e know U tried, and w e love U ). Summer — N&S lose innocence. ChiIin sneakirTpu f fs* JESsI e — never again my friend. N finds her soulmate (that changes 1 yr. later. Thanx hoochie B ). SN thanx for wasting a yr. o f both our lives. U still have a nice backside & good taste in tv shows, just bad timing. 10 Coop — ASMAN. CRUPAIN U rock! AMY (Ahm i). AM. Krasner — juxtapose this! S gets the boot. CHERYL sets ben up. SARAH_ _ bev. run to back porch. Mission Impossible! “ Get S comfy, then tell her.” CK — one-good cover. New Year’s hell. More G bonding. True Stories — great flick! PAM. S does some shopping and finally finds ALEX. 11 2 losers in the caf. We don’t need friends! House party #1 — S take the keys and have fun. Uh Mr. Cross w e’re in trouble. S tells dad. What exactly are U asking me? House party #2 — S is off somewhere with A. N says ewww. House party #3 — S is in somewhere tropical. N finds a fellow lover o f ER. RHENA thanx 4 staying. MATH — the Owen Baker story (JESSIE/S). Roy, R U sure? Chem-lab group. N doesn’t owe anyone breakfast. Jr. Adv. Special chem A.K.A. movie game 101. Sex stories. GYM — Stanley get yo stank/crusty armpit out my face. The gutterpunk. GY thanx for letting S cop a feel. Coach! Our quests for the 3 F’s (food/fire friends). Our first cash exchange in math. MIKE Z. SL — try not to get tar on your birks & enjoy the view from the golf course. Bare naked ladies — JESS/SL. Sorry miss, but we think U should go back to the bar & cheat on your fiance. Sharing 2 lockers. Valentine's day — A N thanx U 4 her consolation prize. S/A ends. N gets propositioned for sex. Don’t worry everything will be better. It's ok now she’s closer to fine. Prom ’96 — 2 losers about to crash. Sm, Aj, JEN. Let’s drowned our sorrows in the reservoir. RA! S would have been better company. AS leaves a message — wait until next yr. Summer — bev. 4un 2 irv = accident — JEN S. “ 5 0 aren’t racist.” 3D — is that linoleum? Sketchy boyz. N got 2 S got 1. S gets an office job. N get sucked into 3D-leaves in Nov. (17 = too young). HORDE — white trash! KIERA gets some. J/AMY. It’s all about LENNY. Caspers — DEVIN, L, #1 frisbee man. Nice car wanna . . . red jetta . . . hey where’s my slurpee? PUNS — psychotherapy is not all it’s cracked up to be. 12 DMB (JENNY/R/K/B/J/S). AHMAD & WAZI — maybe a sex change and a tan will get us some props with Dr. W. AR — all S.N finds a good boy whose not sketchy & likes old blue eyes AARON. Christmas ’96 — S is a player. N says get yo lips away. SL — WGGC! Chinese fire drills. College — wait until April & buy a bottle. We wish our lives were like 80’s flicks! S has N beat by one, but don’t worry N will catch up. Prom ’97 — bro/cuz . . . WE WILL SURVIVE! SHOUT OUTS RO — thanx for chillin w/us. We love you. I’m not boy crazy — love S We love you Michael “ the stud” Old Blue Eyes — 24/7 we wish! The Garea’s — will you ever have food? Mr. Cross — thanx for everything

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W ell, i t a l l bega n when R moved two houses down from K, and K and J went to nursery school together. Who knew we’d remain such great friends for the next 17 years.... M a rs h a ll S c h o o l — and our daily walks to “The Wall”, K passing R and J, R being the “crossing guard” cuz she was the tallest, Honey suckles with LL, meeting Ms. J at six comers, the best grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese with Gma Gert — she loved to drop us candy from her window, peanut butter on spoons was a great snack! Cinnamon and sugar toast at J’s house, K’s playroom with the yellow carpet, tons of Barbies that some of us still played with in high school, playing on the organ and riding bikes down to R’s house, Lincoln tunnel. Taking baths at R’s house, sharing the toilet, J won’t let R go to bathroom alone, hand claps and fighting over K. R decides to cut K’s hair to make it pretty! — Too bad she cut it all off and K ended up looking like a boy! K tried to get back at R by cutting off her bangs — Ms. J ties a ribbon around her head. R falls through tire on playground and scrapes her whole stomach. She decides in 2nd grade that she’s in love - she writes “I love GW" on her cheek! R's sleepover with Uncle Mike — he called K Mary Lou Retton, and we made a sleeping bag fort. K rips her pants on J’s tree. J finally makes it through a night sleeping at a friend’s house without crying or calling her mom. Coach lil starts the Angels and their soccer playing begins. Boys chase girls and girls chase boys. How many fights did R get in over J’s lip? Cindy pulls J’s hair cuz she sang the rainbow song wrong. J e ffe rso n — R almost gets suspended for making fun of MQ, but gets off with a group hug with Dr. Cap. Playing BoBo with our Chinese jump ropes — no more of those during lunch. The fifth grade opera — J was the star. R was the right spotlight. K wasn’t in J and R’s crew. Troop 665. S O M S — finer than cavier. BFF — 12 - whatev’s. shh, the house was just cleaned. Soap Opera at K’s house. Fashion show. We have to leave KG’s house upon Mrs. Z’s demand ’cause the parents aren’t home — there went the social life. JB aka Autumn, Gretly, and R’s secret admirer — Hello Pissy! Doing the Hump D Dump at SS’s, Teddy ordering 10 laps at Vball, Tss Ahh! Rhena, Rhena, Rhena has curly hair (bum, bum, bum), regurgitating cup on Wash, trip — sumo wrestling, breaking the bed, peeing on the comforter, R destroys K’s film. Angel mood — renee mood, J and JB’s matching green rugs rock! Patooki. Dressing like sluts in BC’s clothes for the pizza guy. Daquiris — J gets electrocuted. Beer shirts after R’s b-day party. TGIF — Gaston — Whoopi — Ghost. K’s graduation party. Dinner Dance. BR’s party. K, R, and J start h ig h s c h o o l without the friends they left middle school with. Too bad. One of the first social events of the year — the party at BC’s house. R and K have to take care of the girls as everyone else leaves. Get caught by the parents, go home and get a lecture. No more partying in the absence of parents for K and R. Another party at BC’s house. K, R, and JB leave the birthday bash to go back to K’s house and see DR and MB — what were we thinking? Soccer with Coach Foote. Double session hell begins. J’s brother has a party. K, R, JB, and AW enjoy the goods. Perhaps too much for R. She breaks the telephone and picture frame. We tell Mrs. L and Mrs. J what happened and they thought it was funny. “Why is my bed shaking?” R can’t fall asleep thanks to BC and DH. It’s 2, gotta go to the bathroom for the next girl. We become friends with KJ and JM. R and KJ go out for a few weeks. She misses out on Chris Webber jersey and Kenny G at Cafe C. Livingston mall. We walk around and hear boys call R’s name. We meet Ryan, Colley, and Billy. R and Ryan have an interesting relationship. She says yes but doesn’t remember what he looks like — good call. Colley asks K out but she never responded. Billy was young then, but not anymore. R has a secret admirer — carved heart (AC). R, K, and NB have fun in Stew’s class. Learning a few pick up lines. K gets told off by DR — she’ll never be in a bathing suit in front of him again. J has fun at lunch giving TP and DR a piece of her mind. Our daily entertainment, J, R, K and JB pinkie swear to have a sweet sixteen together. Start to make up “IF’ dance. JB backs out. Volleyball — Penn State. Sumo and Ed walking out on the team. Decides to wait five hours before he comes back. Waiting on the comer. Auntie Shirl-Shirl. “My hair is down to my shoulders.” “No it’s not, stupid. What’s wrong with you?” J and R fight over hair length. J brings JB into it. The group contacts spirits at R’s b-day party, Lum. AW sees that name on a grave stone. Psycho late at night. The map game, grape game. New Year’s Eve. K, J, R, and JB make each other dinner and dessert. Throw homemade confetti at midnight. Mr. Z yells at us to shut up or get out. Summer — K and R go to camp but at different times. Mark will be K’s husband, but only if Angel doesn’t beat him to it. E n g la n d — K, J, and R think they’ll be loners but KR joins the crew. They room together at the Halem House. R eats pringles off of the floor because we tell her they’re fresh out of the can. “The toilet won’t flush. Give me some matches.” All we did was eat. Toast and com flakes. English tea. KR asks for “Red Bread.” “I thought your mom was a beauty petition.” Playing 40 year olds in soccer. They kicked our buts. We hit their kids with the ball. Going over the train tracks to get to Crotchie’s game. The “dead” guy. Our socials with the other teams, too bad they never showed up. Mark the bartender. NO ice, bagels, pretzels, water, top sheets, or iced tea. Bugs in the shower. The gypsies across the field form the room. Flashlights — the gypsies coming to get us. Sucks to be an early runner. The four get the biggest room. Most comfy beds. KR calling JB just to say I love you. Mille Bomes. Shoes! Miss Selfridge. Trouser cough. Tooting in the doorway. “I see London, I see France, I see Crotchie’s underpants.” Playing name games — go Mary. The picture of Mary asleep on the bus. The seniors sneaking out to the pubs J makes K sing on the bus for her birthday. S o p h o m o re y e a r starts. R gets to be with Crotchie for the season. J and K get stuck with Dino, but at least they have KR to keep them company. K gets asked for her phone number by RM. they go the movies. “Gee, thanks for dissing me and leaving me as we walked back and forth up the village, and I was thinking to myself, ‘Damnit, where are they’.” He asks her to homecoming and she says yes. K does R the best favor and introduces her to EF, with RM’s help. They hit it off — too well. PSAT studying, yeah whatever. “And now, for the ten o’clock news.” — Can You Feel The Love Tonight — “Today in Bosnia there were more attacks on ... ”— the peace the evening brings — “We have a nice weather outlook for Sunday.” Boomerang, 1,2,3, go. K gets ditched by RM for homecoming — that was so rough. R goes with EF. K tries another, RJ. R, E, K, and R play pictionary and ping pong. It was AG until the next day. K doesn’t understand until 5 months later. “Bonding (Social) Intercourse.” New Year’s Eve again. We all gather at K’s house again and make dinner. Superbowl. J and R get in another fight. “Don’t put those words in my mouth.” Retreat — CISCO. Finest guy. Playing volleyball. Crying as we spilled our guts to each other. Hold my Hand and Pete Denio. SDS = green eyes. JV has a "sophomore" party. K gets a bit, ya know, and R tries to make her do something that would make her look totally stupid (RJ). K and J attend their first party with Green. J’s mom has to cover up for K’s whereabouts. What it fun? We still don’t know. Miss Saigon. S w eet 16. The invitations — took us long enough ... Adhesive Bras. “How do you get these things on? It hurts to take them off.” Bending over at the waste R’s aunt — “Let me see girls.” Nobody is dancing. “Happy Birthday to Rhena, Jen, and Quiera.” The electric slide — people finally start to move. Those boys come in wearing sweat outfits, even the ones that weren’t invited. R’s uncle puts them in line. CN asks J to dance — the obsession begins. The food? Couldn’t tell you if it was good. We had ice cream? Rushing the picture with the generations to get back on the dance floor. Kareoke. Boys to Men — RJ, KJ, JM, NA. “Remember the Time.” Last song — “It’s So Hart To Say Good-bye.” R to E: “Will you dance with me?” E to R — “No, I’m watching them.” RJ pulls R over and puts his arm around her. E comes over and does the double arm thing. R gets all mad at Chelsea ’cause she’s getting all the looks, and the digits. DS playing the piano in the lobby. The part could have gone on but the parents were coming. J, J and R go back to K’s house to open all the goods. Don’t Finish until 4am. Eating the leftover cake — one per girl. Thank you cards — they’re still not all sent. R bombs the piano recital — she cries. R and J to R’s Pocono house and try to pick up the life guards. K has a pool party and R flirts like crazy with RJ. K does the same with DS. J asks DS about the guy thing. K goes off to Exeter and J sends her the best packages. B o s to n — everything works out with the rooms and it’s J, KR, and KR again. Ordering Virgin Pina Coladas. Dino’s wife and the bus rides. Her house at the end of the summer. Christmases — the classic drink. JB, DS, MR, and PW push the car out of the driveway. KR and K remain with the Christmases. J and R go to G’s to keep them occupied. KR and JB in the bathroom — K and DS in the bathroom. Eating M&M’s at 2am, tasting nothing. MR's the next night — R misses the first. J and K go and have a good time with J1and DS. Go back to JB’s but decide they want to go back to the party. Call R at Sue’s, give her the low down. Kristin comes back for K and J. They sleep at MR’s. J gets a later curfew for the next night — once again at MR’s. K fails to convince her pops. R comes to this one. Sneaking in the basement. I t ’s J u n io r year. Of course R starts it out with boys. JS shows his interests and she accepts, but only for a little bit. JF and RC also. K has to tell him that she won’t go to homecoming with him. It’s a big deal among those boys. JS gets the boot. EF is back in the picture. K gets left as J, KR, and everyone else gets moved up to varsity. K and SG take over Jv and Dino. hey R — watch out for the bench. R sends EF a card for his birthday and they once again enter itemhood. Zerberts. Mino. NB’s house parties. We miss the first one ’cause we were chillin’ with KR and the boys. Come after the cops left. R misses the “Beckerman’s” ’cause she’s in Calif. J, K, JB, AW, and NB have some fun with random boys. Nb and K say some crazy, incoherent stuff. AW almost breaks her elbow in the ice. New Year’s Eve — We relax at JB’s house. We all remember the thing the size of Texas. Obsessions. KJ, JM, and AZ show us the ropes. White Trash! 30 year old men trying to get their groove on. The fight at the gas station with the squeegees. R gets caught 'cause LL tells her mom that she saw us. JB and R get their licenses — th e era o f m o b ilit y begins. Scrounging for money at Charlie Brown’s. Emack runs. Red lights. “But we’re just going to get ice cream.” basketball games — R and K are bad luck, but the boys still look good. NB sits for another house. We all get to this one on time — walk there through the snow. K has to leave really early but that doesn’t stop her from having fun. R and RJ — no need to rehash that. DR comes back wrapped in a flag. The seniors try to get us to let them in. Trying to break the glass with a shovel — sneaking around the back. K and J miss the events of that week. The flood. It’s all R’s fault, or was it RJ’s? Leaking through all the walls from attic to basement K has some peeps over. It’s all calm until DR comes over the makes a scene. He starts trashing R and she slaps him. Tells him to go back to Oak Knoll. He comes at her, but she is protected by JB. He tries to show us what we don’t want to see. DMB. Walking down the slope in the pitch black. Partners. 5,000 people and lighters. R has KR, JE, MR, DS, PW, J and K over for some fun. J and K bond with DS, J has too many milkshakes. R and MR go upstairs to “chill.” J and K walk to K’s on a mission but her parents come home too soon. We hide behind the wall until it’s all clear. K tries to have some more peeps over but it doesn’t work. DS, PW, MR, and CG show up. R says some regretful words to CG. MR gets mad and doesn’t talk to us for a few days. We make up a few days later. Volleyball — No mercy! Hey big girl. GH has intense, illegal feelings for R. J and K babysit for poop-boy and get paid a dollar an hour. R goes to Penn for the summer, but before she goes she catches Geren’s birthday party. J, JB, AW, and K play volleyball with MB. K and JB enjoy their own concoctions. J helps K make crepes for her bro at 7am. K works at the day camp. J goes to Scotland. R misses all the soccer fun. Last double session — thank the lord. Running around the park 3 times. S e n io r Year. Finally all on varsity. K is Bench Captain — she’s so good at it. R gets the boot from her position and almost quits. J has her first and last house party, forced on by K and JB. All goes well. J wakes up to do laundry at 3am and cleans up. K is the only one who helps. J and KF fluff the grass. “So, how was the party?” The next weekend J kicks all those boys out of her house — sent over by AW. They don’t believe her but she gets loud. SP fluffs the grass some more and makes up a song while he’s on the john. K has a little gathering. TP comes over to play pool. R misses it. Rent. We see all the stars — thanks to BR and her connections. Greatest day of K’s life. Wilson. K starts her involvement with TP. J and R always seem to be there when they make coffee runs. J, K, and MS ride around doing k-tums looking for KG’s house and for BR. DMB at MSG. We get bootie seats. BR was supposed to sit with us — whatev’s. We move down to where the rest of the chicks are. We see camp friends and R gets separated. We thought we lost J but everyone meets up on the train. Got a free ride. Mad peeps in the cars. Homecoming. R goes with Ac. Pre-party and after party. Gertie! R missed all the excitement — got there just in time for the end. Make R talk to her but she keeps swinging the cane. K gets in trouble ’cause of Gma. K gets her license but Norm dies on the first day. TP makes J, R, JB, NB, and AW dinner and surprises K. Talk about some good eats. J and K valet park at the SHM. No spots for the ’burban. LL’s party. Random people show up so it’s more fun than the others. Pictures. Dance Party. K has separated from the man. K gets caught with the goods in her closet. How to explain — tells about RW but not about R. R gets a flat tire — J gets a flat tire. K rams in to J’s ma’s car — the brakes fail for the first time. Soccer dinner — R makes her speech. Where did Crotchie go? We all cry like babies. R gets into Brown. R gets bit by the dog at TW’s house. A? NYE — K kills Norm, but gets into NYU. R runs around to see all her boys. AW makes us all leave early. BCM. The page that takes us forever... All of our friends — You guys are the best. You have helped make CHS memorable. We love you all so much. We’ll never forget you — How can we say goodbye to the friends that have made us laugh and the times that have made us cty. Youdobombs!

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S t e a l i n g o u r s i g n s , k n o c k i n g o n o u r d o o r s in t h e m i d d l e o f t h e n i g h t , r o a s t i n g m a r s h m a l l o w s w i t h l i g h t e r s , p l a y i n g r o l l e r h o c k e y a ll d a y a n d a t t e m p t i n g t o t e l l u s o f f . G o o d t h i n g w e h a d E r in , M e g h a n a n d V a n e s s a to s c a r e th e m a w a y . W e h e ld c h e e s y d a n c e p a r ti e s , h a d w a te r g u n fig h ts a n d h a d th e f r e s h m a n s in g to u s . T h e n , w e w e r e to ld t o s l i d e a n d b e c a m e k n o w n a s “ t h o s e C o l u m b i a g i r l s . ” A l t h o u g h i t w a s a ll a m i s u n d e r s t a n d i n g , D e e d e c i d e d t o t e l l u s o f. B o r r o n e h a d to g o a n d la u g h b u t m a n a g e d to g e t t h e s m ile o f h e r f a c e b e f o r e h a v in g to g o o n a r u n w ith D e e . W e g o t b a c k a t D e e th o u g h b y w i n n i n g o u r p o o l c a u s i n g h e r to h a v e t o c o n g r a t u l a t e u s . S e n i o r y e a r s t a r t e d a n d a g a i n w e w e r e S e c t i o n a l C h a m p s . A t t h e p e p r a lly , L a u r e n a n d M a g g i e w e r e t h e o n l y tw o w i t h e n o u g h n e r v e t o d o m i s s i o n i m p o s s i b l e i n f r o n t o f t h e e n t i r e s c h o o l . A m y P . w o u l d n ’t e v e n ta l k o n t h e m i c r o p h o n e . M o lly m a d e p s y c h e m i x e s f o r u s w h i c h w e u s e d b e f o r e e a c h g a m e . K a t i e a n d D e i r d r e p u b l i s h e d t h e “ b e n c h n e w s l e t t e r ” w h i c h S u s a n a l w a y s b e g g e d t o b e in . L a u r e n p r o v i d e d c o u g a r s t a m p s , r e d b a n d a n n a s a n d d u m d u m lo l l i p o p s f o r t h e e n t i r e t e a m . 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T o m y N u b ia n S i s t e r s S e le n a & C h im e ra I always wished I had a sister. I wanted someone that I could talk to, laugh with, and just be myself around. I really didn’t want to be the “ONLY” child. TO : C h im e ra F ro m SELEN A You are so HORRIBLE, but you are still cool. It was fun working with you over the summer. Picking weeds, hiding out in the bathroom with the rest of the patio crew. Not wanting to do work, and wearing those phat shirts they gave us. Those were the days. Red Lobster was the bomb. You should have your party there every summer. Free dinner, I like the sound of that. Halloween was fun, even though we never went to Bloomfield college. Were you mad? Were you cold? Well buddy, no more prank call because it causes problems, but it was fun. You have been a friend to the end, we will miss the good times. You and Autumn will always be my best friends. To: Autumn From SELENA Humm... who should I start with, Special K, or Psycho Ray? Both HORRIBLE wouldn’t you say. Guess what? My baby love me. Well bud over the years you and I did so much together. Let’s see for instance, going to the mall, oh by the way, thanx, for the green Nike shirt. Going down to Newerk every Wednesday to se our boys. Look at those girls with those daisy dukes on! Who us? That was fun. The summer of 95-96.1can keep going on and on. Well I hate to say this but all good things must come to an end. Doublemint Twin! We will miss the good times that we shared. You have been a friend to the end. You and Chimera will always be my bet friends. We’re outtie, you’re off the hook. Shout Outs to ... Mommy and Daddy Charlene, Natasha, Olisa, and Higgins I love you all! CA, Natanie, Adezza, Christinia, Dujuan, Elana, Nicole, Track Fam, Alex, Crystal, Chantal, Tameekah, Jessie, and toeveryone else who stayed cool throughout these four years. I’ll miss you all! CLASS OF 1997!

I remember when I moved here to second grade. 1met a friendly girl named Selena Small. I thought that was funny because she wasn’t small she was tall. Little did we know that we would become best friends forever. Even though Selena and I didn’t go to the same Middle School, we still remained the best of friends. When I graduated form Middle School I knew I would reunite with Selena once again, which made me happy. We have been friends for ten years and I hope that never changes. Unfortunately, Selena and I weren’t together in Middle School. However, 1wasn’t alone, I met another amicable girl named Chimera. I didn’t know her well, but she looked very pleasant. We ate lunch together even though we weren’t on the same team. During our eighth grade year we finally had a Spanish class together. This is when our friendship really started devel­ oping. I now had a good friend that I valued very much. Now here we are in high school, about to graduate, and go our separate ways. I’m not sure how the three of us became best friends. All I know is that I have two of the bestest friends that anyone could ask for. It’s too bad that we weren’t all friends earlier so that we could have spent more time together. Let’s never forget one another where ever our lives may take us after college. People I am sure'we will never forget: V.D., Mr. Krasner, The Caucasian Assassin, Rayshanette, Papa Bowen, Papa Smalls and Higgins People we went with: James, Dereck, Kasib, Dajuan, Kyle, Judex, Gabe, Khalil and Paul Our slang: HORRIBLE, off the hook and word Thanks guys for all the memories. But most of all thanks for being the sisters I never had!

To Autumn: Did U enjoy getting your FREAK ON in Hank’s living room? How’s your best friend JF? HE IS HORRIBLE was a capital H. Speaking o f horrible, nice of U to disappear after school to go see a teacher named Mr. Sib. The three of us chillin after school in the FREEZ­ ING COLD singing old school with Chris. SELENA D ROP­ P IN G KNOW LEDGE O N SPEAKOUT. When’s the next time w e’re going skating with Selena’s church? Autumn, next Halloween let’s try to put the bandana on BEFORE LUNCH. Thanx for hooking me up with my homecoming date. Did somebody just call Raininette? NO! To Selena: Go walk Higgins. It was fun working with U over the summer even though U were only at work once a week. I was just a patio rookie and U were QUEEN PATIO. Autumn and I decided that w e’re booting U out of our limo if U wear the PO N YTAIL to the prom. PEACE OUT is that for me? DW IS HORRIBLE! Why must sweet Jewels and U know who look so good? Is anyone missing $4 from the Union Market? AUTUM N ’S T IN A & IKE RELATIONSHIP. Selena, W HAT DO YOU TH INK A B O U T N E W E D IT IO N 'S COMEBACK? To both o f U: Thanx for leaving me on the bus to get jumped by the girl with the SCREAM1N yellow shirt. JUST SAY YA! CB & CO: we need to go into business. NO MORE PRANK CALLS IN THE ’98! We don’t want anymore of UNCLE ROGER & AUNT MARTHA’S threats now do we? Well girls, CONGRATULATIONS! We finally made it! I bet U never thought w e’d ever get out o f Columbia! This past yr., the three o f us have become best friends and we shared many good times together. I hope that we will be EXFIALING for many yrs. to come. Shoutouts: Much love to everyone especially Mom, Dad, Mandy, Lou, Khalil, Wazi, Jeff, Ahmad, Temeka, Natane, ill Caucasian, Veronica, Nicole, Levi, Julian

Molly “ My friend knows why when I’ve lost track. W e’ll never cry, w e’U always laugh. W e’ll stay for good and I knew we would. My friend is always by my side. Once upon a time about 18 years ago two baby girls named Molly and Amy met. They hung out for a while, chillin in their cribs and so their friendship began “ The best mirror is an old friend.” We had a lot of friends back then — our wild birthday parties consisted o f about 4 people. We are proud to say that a good part of our childhood was spent at a mont clair bowling alley. Mrs. P wants M&A to be twins. A afraid to get her face painted at the Gotsills. Day camp with oreo. Playing legos and spit as our moms were on strike. M&A lookin cool on stage during telephone hour in Bye Bye Birdie. “ Whats your name?” Dahweeah-yo, why you gotta squish the lightnin bug? M ruins A ’s clue party for everyone except A. The infamous Kidamarin K fight. M throws water on A — w e’re still fighting. Trying to be like the 8th graders with We didn’t start the fire. M could learn the dance at home now. CassiB slaps M upside the head introducing M to public school. A gets sick at the shore — M steals ss. M&A save their pennies to buy the way coolest LBI sweatshirt. Holding on for one more day on the jetty. M becomes an impulsive songwriter. Nanners. Katie & Trina — the porch sleepovers. A burns bangs in her first attempt to light the gas oven — does M care? no she’s playing tetris. He’s not gay, he’s confused. M&A go skiing — Mol you need some help getting out o f those bushes? Chelsea come back . . . 1-2-3-friends — yah. M&A upset that there’s no soda at Bess’ first — they get introduced to the high sChOOL way. Mike G.’s — first taste of upperclassmen — thanx claud & Mb. “ Do you want me to walk you home.” “just get out of my face.” Chris and Jay — M learns the second time to pretend she’s asleep. “ Do you know where Bay Avenue is?” “ If you keep on going down . . . M’s stalking o f Mikey 0 begins. M finally calls — she’s best friends with the mom — too bad it’s not his. A still afraid to ride the sea dragon. M returns the $2, A won’t speak to her. Jon & Bryan — we have a confession — “ it’s ok, w e’re only 15 too.” Walking those two blocks back & forth each nite burned o ff those funnel cakes, but the sugar still stuck to our hair. 3:00am — w e’re staying with him, we live that way . . . police chase through yards and such to go the other way — M wheazing as we slip into the white box and the screen lies w/ the ducks in the morning. M likes to prank — M likes to get caught — weird things come out o f small worlds. Courtney teaches M&A a few important life lessons. It’s all good if you can say your name. Tp can you? Dk remember when we were friends? M go get me a towel. Get it you rself— surprise — M welcomes her homeless friends. A at Courtneys. A wakes up feeling fine — others let her know the bad news. A bans London, n&b WAKES UP — Jimmy, I’ve never seen this side of you. Sean’s — M meets black vest and pretends she doesn’t know who he is. Lets go Cranford. M passed out on the chase — A + T missing in action. Molly has yet to approach the Gc. A’s house — M reunites with BF Ss — do you know who this girl is? — CfnL. M, M. Fitz is here — no he’s not. Shonuff white saab parked in front. Umm could you guys leave, there’s this party that we want to go to and well you can’t come. Steve is it snowing outside? I don’t know Mike let’s make snow angels. Following a maniac through the streets o f Morristown. FH ’96 and M’s psyche mix taboot. We are da bomb. Phish MSG — groovin. Can I have a sip of that slurpee? I forgot what it tastes like. A prays for a break up — she gets her wish eight months later. Danku Josh — you'll always be in my heart. M’s working on her prayer for a break up . . . Party people in the house — thanks Steve and Pete. RJ thanks for the good times, I mean time. Was there a party here last night girls? M’s face loses all color, here eyes fill with tears as she slowly nods her head. Everyone laughing . . . but M. M still can’t drive the next morning. Kelly says she’ll drive. Steve and Donna are going in another car. Dylan knows the drill. A — forever young or so she thinks. M for a change wants a change. To the moms and dads and bros and steps — thanks for all your lovin. Courtney and Bess — you da bomb. Peace. Mb Sc Vt CR Kq K f He Me Jm Rn Jt SI Nb J1 Ds Dc As Sb Cc Pa Sc Jd Ms Jb Mw Mo Do Da Mr Rr Rm Kg Sp Jv M f Ss Jw Ak — We shall walk again down along the lane, down the avenue just like we used to do, with our heads so high smilin at the passers by. “ Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. . . Amy & Molly

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The three musketeers plus one. What a long four years it’s been. Young Republican sticking together. So strange that this group came to be. Two of us in the band, another that quit in Seventh Grade, and the other joining a year later. Profile in the Lexus Jeep. Paintball, what an experience. Do you think that w e’ll ever get some cammo? How many times did we get lost while driving; and how many times was it Alex’s fault? T h e p l a c e s w e ’v e b e e n , a n d t h i n g s w e ’v e s e e n . Y o u h a v e t o m o s t d e f i n i t e l y s t o p a n d t a k e a l o o k a r o u n d ; e s p e c i a l l y i n m a t h . C o r n f e d ! T h e s u m m e r e s c a p a d e s : W e lle s le y , H a rv a rd , C o r n e ll, F r e s h F ie ld s . C u s to m e r # 2 4 . W e w a s te d m o r e m o n e y t o g e th e r th a n c o u ld e v e r b e im a g in e d . R e v e l in th e p r e s e n c e o f g r e a tn e s s .

B arnes — To AT&T: You know everything I’ll say, but I wrote it anyway. Wherever we end up will certainly be better than where w e’ve been. So without out without further delay, here’s to all w e’ve been through, and to better times ahead. A le x __ The best fish are always the hardest ones to land, how many months?, sorry about the wall, bats, you can always borrow my fleece, watch out for flying paintballs, thanks for the birthday parties, don’t switch teams in college. T ris te r — Met in MMS, Mr. Pressure Point, The bet Bar Mitzvah, Can’t believe we were in Band for 4 years, Best Driver/Navigator Team, too many comp errors to mention, Band Trips (I ’ll take the floor), Lab Partners/Bench, HP/, Harvard visit, TV card scam. Trossm an Hope you get a brand name comp next time, work on those pball skills, lunchtime excursions/races, gotta love fighting for parking spots, keep those tires inflated, Chem API, keep enjoying the scenery. Scott — Keep those eyes open and radar on, death to flakjackets, JWJ, always together in english it’s as if you know what I’m thinking, life was so much simpler in kindergarten. M acklin — I bow to your clar skills. T o ry — Thanks for being the pesky little sister I already have. Look forward to: college life, no more unt, ethemet, freedom. Thanks to Binder, K, Palma, Passage, Penberthy, Cross, my ex-homeroom corner, Jesse and Sarah (m y ex-lunch crew), Quake, The Crypt, Dell, SHU Dialup, IDT, AOL, Hewlet Packard, my clarinet, Buick, Oldsmobile, BS, MB, Fresh Fields, YMCA, Geoff, Curt, Steve, Peter, Mom, Dad, Jenn, and the rest of the little people who made it all possible. c o u t» A lexan dra — To my father, CHS '57 — So many things to say, so little space. To my buds (no particular order) — Chris, Trister, Trossman, Nicole, Benja, Zauber, Kendra, Macklin, Ariel, Sarah, Jesse, Pam, Jenn, Becki, LP, Drum Line, Joe, Liam, Scott, Steve, McCurdy, Alfred, Eytan, Quinn, To Moteo, Zimmer, Micalef, Fuzzbut 9/21/63, Sorrows ’93 (hope I didn’t forget anyone). Chris — So many firsts. Thanks for being there when I needed you most. Thanks for the rides. Look back on us and smile. I can’t believe you and Trister met me at the DMV. A little blue box for me? You never cease to surprise. How did we survive interims. I think you’ve said it all. Andrew — I love yearbook pages because they’re fun. At my house til three in the morn?! Change your machine message. Thanks for the advice, I needed it and will always. Marek and D avid. . . hope to see you in Harvard Square. You didn’t beat me in APs, but you’re still more brilliant. Bean. M ike — So I’m going to live at Wellesley; I guess I really liked Explo. You’re ruthless. Hope the prom works out. Good Luck at Penn. Glen, my best friend — I love you always. Patrick — You will always be on my mind. Scott and S teve You already know all I could ever write. Crupain — Why did I have to handle the silver nitrate, LP? I didn’t get us more work in World Lit! B ecki — I hope you figure out high school, but only after you clean your room. J esse — Don’t drop the marimba! Remember Tale o f Two Cities? Ed and Jim — 105. T o ry — Watch out for older men. N icole and B en ja — What will you do without me? 1 know you’ll survive. Kerouac, Salinger, Shakespeare, Star Wars, Kurtz. The Sound Booth, The Catwalk . . . Why, why, why? BOISE! (Ariel — You remember right?) K.R. — What a joke of a class. 24?! Thanks to K, IBM, Holz, Palma, (recs), Coop, Avalon, Stern, Hogenauer, Rooney, Lubkin, Ghegan, Mommy. All come visit me at Wellesley. Trossm an — Even though we are moving on to something bigger & better, it still kinda’ stinks to leave. We had many good times & many bad. Trist, funny how our expectations are never met, but I think they finally will be next year. Remember the Hamps. & ACK. DM paid off in the woods of NJPB. We’ve got mad skills & we make a great team. Abbrev. B arnes, you’ve got some skill too. Had fun sniping the chars, in the bushes at NJPB. Racing the j-m home from lunch will never be the same. Hope u always get a spot. Remember the back row and skeegn. A lex, party queen. Remember xplo. I want to say a lot more innuendo but all will see this. Thanks for all your advice. Spiotta — I have mad respect for you — you can handle anything. Mmm-gossip. We gotta cruise through more campuses. Z im m er — thanks for all the b-ball tix. You the man too. One day 1 will crush you in a national debate. Eytan — you sacrificed your house so we could party. Remember the shul-in. M ack — there are too many inside jokes to even begin — meow! C rops — Remember KING o f the Hill. Pavo. You are a genius at building. A lf — you have skill — u saved me a lot. A standard to live up to. Lauren — sorry I pulled out your hair. Don’t rip your sock. Homecoming 97 — we pulled that off. M ags, my lovely VP, always remember to be nice to dorky looking boys at he front of your bio classes. B rit — we go way back — remember Madrid & Paris. AmyH — remember the res. — see you at E&B. K endra & T o ry — will miss u. To all foes, repeat after me: do u want fries with that? Scmaus, Levin, Skeegh, Palma, Gulatti, Cohen, Petrallia. Astronomy Club! GOP, Bean, Flux, Reis, Renney, Quake Student Council UPENNH! Lisa! Thanx 2 mom, dads, nero. T ris te r — Inevitably, I am going to end up forgetting something. 1 suppose that’s how everything will always end up. I must say, what a bump ride its been. Strange how everything I always expected to happen never did. Ironic. Trossm an, the dynamic duo will live forever. Abbrev et Deutsch. Remember all of the a’s you plan to get @ Penn.edu. Hamptons + ACK. Ah, the things that I’ll miss . . . B arnes, Comp Sci, CPP, Etc. Always remember Reveal ®. Pilot to Navigator. . . Rem the ol’ skool? Fand! I bow down to your Dell. Abbrev. A lex(andra), so much to say, so much to say. Your parties brought me into the underworld, a place that I was destined never to leave. The Goethals. Barsamian’s, and H. Crops, so many years working on KOH. We finally got it right w/Uncle Va. Pronto. A mi no me importa. Eytan — thank you for the experience on the Band Trip. Zim m er, your big head. Rem all the French vids. Spiotta, the man with all the skillz. Mme Y + W. Mack, sitting in the back of the bus, where we belonged. Chi-Chi. A lf, the competition that we shared in Cohen’s class. How we grew; simple unbelievable. It seems that we are still in the same place we were then. Brit, Student government, trip to Paris/Madrid. W e’ve been through too much together. N icole, I’ve known you since you were in seventh grade. The places you’ve been since then . . . 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KATIE and LAUREN *We had a moment, just one moment, that will last beyond a dream beyond a lifetime, we are the lucky ones, some people never get to do a I we got to do, Now and Forever, 1will always think of you* It began Freshman year, meeting at field hockey tryouts, seeing each other in bio, and sitting next to each other in history. Meeting at The Nightmare Before Christmas in Secaucus, being incredibly embarrassed, but gaining new nicknames — Katie is The Pumpkin King and Lauren is Sally. L becomes a fullback and jokes around with K in her goalie pads. L brings a notebook to bio and K, L, and Maggie start writing instead of paying attention. History with Mr. P, Orville is the student teacher, fighting over grades, L gets an A on the termpaper, Konly gets an A-. Happy Meals with orange soda's and batgirl toys, L gets a new nickname. L won’t got to Sizzler with K because she thinks it’s Red Lobster. J.A. is on L’s videotape, comes to L’s house when K is over. K starts todial, L and M don’t approve. The Bio achievement shows how much was learned, 4 something all around for K, L, and M. Finals roll around, K, L, and M go to K’s house to study for bio, end up dialing instead, L and M get into a fight with everyone, waiting for Dominoes to open. Field Hockey Camp — bras to breakfast, freaks taking pictures, singing to the seniors, L dresses in K’s clothes and steals her stuffed animals. FH sleepover, K’s bra is frozen. In gym together, playing knockout in bball, Lobo’s class — “I’m going on a picnic”, obstacle courses, and mother may I with MC and AP. L gets K tojoin Flame, singing the lowpart, Secaucus, M a p lew ood village, they auction themselves but no one wants to guy. Going to see Joeseph at PTW, K loves MP, slip n slide and spitting watermelons in L’s yard, dancing to Grease in her living room. K, L, and M paint L’s room, hand prints on K’s butt, L gets mad at K&M for mixing colors. K&L both go to Maryland, sitting together on the way there, Hoosiers, Mr. Chen’s, the night club, trying to get Mr. Taylor to dance. College Night, Regis wants us bad! In the s u m m e r , g o in g to c o lle g e s , s w im m in g and learning to play p o ol a t youth group with Janna. FH camp, K is friends with camp store boy, he signs her pen, stopping at Sizzler on the way home. FH split up, Lauren can’t go to Wellesly because of states. Peer Counseling, 4 in the back of Angelica’s car, rushed lunch, late to history. Skits for Mr. L, awards from his junk closet, then Mr. R, “I’ll start counting lates next week”, he loves J.M. and hates K, basketball trivia and peanut butter cups. Gym with Lobo as usual, dancing to We Are Family, boys against girls, the awesome team — K, L. M, CM, MP, DH, and legs, we’ll win next time, L’s loves. Getting Chinese food, ordering enough for an army, L’s broccoli might still be in K’s refrigerator. Maryland again, Charlie goes to K’s softball game and cheers her on. Sitting on the back lawn, signing yearbooks. FH camp — mudsliding, Dee, being sung to, R.B.C., and much more. FH season — back together again. K’s bench newsletter, offense and defense fight, defense is always right, going out to dinner, getting lost in the circle in Livingston. K gets her license, takes L to the mall to get peaches, wants french fries but Shoprite is closed, go to Dunkin Donuts for potato soup but have to settle for chicken noodle. K sees Z.K. I bio and waits for L to warn her before she goes in. No classes together, but L visits K before math and K goes to L’s photo class almost everyday. Playing mini golf (K won) and batting, chasing Charlie around, the Craft. Writing our ad. Then there are things that spanned the years: L never got a birthday present on time, K sleeps over at L’s a million times and has her own bed, L’s mom invites K over more than L does, watching talk shows and e a tin g white Cheddar m a c & c h e e s e on h a lf days, loving Newsies, and everything else we may have forgotten. L a u r e n : No longer just the little blond girl I sat next to in history freshman year, you have become one of my closest friends. I will never forget the times we’ve spent together, from dancing around your living room to our serious talks. Thanks for always being there with a smile and comforting thoughts. You are the (forgive the boring word) nicest person I know, the one I can always count on and always get along with. Never forget all that we’ve shared. 1love you forever — Katie (The Pumpkin King) M a g g ie : You’re the only person I have both sold sea shells with and gushed to about crushes. Wee Care was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, full of car washes in the rain and late night talks on the phone, countless sleepovers when we were little and inside jokes as we grew up. From the moment we became friends we’ve shared so much from silly childhood memories to tiny swim camp dorm rooms to our latest “likes” and “loves.” For the last 14 years, I’ve always been able to count on you. We’ve had our ups and downs these past few years and though it may seem like we are growing apart, the times we’ve shared will hold us together and I will always have a special place in my heart for you, my first best friend. I will always be here for you, no matter how much time goes by, with open arms — and a smile of course:) I love you so much, you are an amazing person and friend, thanks for everything — Katie D ia n e (D o p e y ): In e le m e n ta r y s c h o o l I th o u g h t o f y o u a s the girl who had sleepovers in her camper, but you have become so much more. Beginning with walks to and from school in eighth grade, our friendship has become one of my most treasured. You’ve been my running partner and my bus buddy, my talk-to-forever-on-the-phone friend, and the person I can talk to about anything and everything. Thanks for listening to my problems and always being supportive, it’s meant so much to me to have someone like you to talk to. We’ve been together through all the ups and downs of high school, through the laughter and tears, and you’ve made the good times unforgettable. So our video yearbook didn’t work out, the memories are all in my heart and I will never forget them. Thanks for everything, I love you — Katie (Sneezy) S o ftb a ll G irls: These four years have been amazing. Thanks Meghan, for always being there to listen to my problems, make me feel better, and talk about you know who. Stacy, you put up with me during practices and always made them fun, thanks for being so supportive on and off the field, I couldn’t have made it through without you. Krista, you’re amazing, thanks for motivating me and keeping the team laughing. Jenn 1will never forget the summer we shared together, it was amazing, thanks for all the fun! And to e ve ry on e , y o u helped keep me sane on the Held with y o u r c o n s ta n t support. You made the season a time to look forward to and the best time of the year. I will never forget the time we spent together and the memories we made. I love you all!

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Bee comes to SOMS — meet Mol through a paper towel tube, Bes accuses her of stealing from GM Stark. Bee goes to Mol's — she’s a big girl as she loses her contact in the cookie dough. Bee tells Bes that she and J will just be friends — are you happy now? Mol trips Mrs. Potters, gets told off and has to fill out an accident report. DD — Bes s dress, Bee’s game show host, Mol tall? Soda guzzler gets down with Hart to Hart dancer but where’s Bes, where’s Bes? Jpumps up at the YMCA. Bes introduces the party — Mol and Bee make coffee and call parents. Can I see you? Bes’s parents found her clean. Will we ever see her again? HOLY! PARTY! — Door bell at 2AM — Hi Ash. Mol denies rides to walk in the cold — You’re Matt right? Train track fence — Bes hangs by a thread — literally. It’s every man for himself. NYE ’93 — where to begin. Bes’s suit — who needs buttons, Bes falls off chair when Bee walks in, average 2-3, Mol guided the walk home. Most followed, others were left behind in the snow. Bes off groundation — why not again? But where’s Mol at 11:30? Don’t write on me now — not yet. Daddy’s g ir l. . . .Bes on neighbor’s lawn — Mol — look at that house, dad! Bee won’t leave Bes on beach alone, for Bes may jump in ocean and never come back . . . so they can mommy at 7-11. Mol’s prank call backfires — a boy as weird as her. DMB — oh look there he is — don’t come with me. And so begins the FP stalkings, the blue bomber is bom and blasts love shack as it speeds out o f the Pizza Hut parking lot. L gives BB a wash and wax. Mol introduces boy to friends — comatose P wakes up to son of a preacher — “ P, can you hear us — what’s your name” — top and monkeyboy. C&B leave a thank-you note. Tracing Kel’s steps to the hood, BB hits a possum — Bes only feels i t . . . it was already dead, no, it was ea tin g. . . Bes rides by next day at aftermath. Big snow storm — Mol looks down as John saves the day. “ Emergency Breakthrough form ‘ I went’ ” , but “ how am I supposed to call you when you ain’t even home . . . BAA!” . Bes living YM — are you still in our area code? Brtt passes put on Cameron Field, but Mol and Bes chase him on Prom day after he showed them the bird. Mol busts down in the dance outfit only when she feels the dance fever at Bee’s. Fever spreads and strobe is kickin with JD. Bes do-si-dos with MF. Bee only lends her puke jeans to people she trusts. Mama Bes hears Bee’s screams from driveway — grabs her spoon and bowl and checks it o u t. . . “ Wits gowin un out hea.” Bes and Ry in Fist fight, Bes ends up in closet — is everything okay? Bee really had to pee — she forgot one thing — it caused a chain reaction. But where’s Molly? — she’s still sleeping. Bed continues her obsession as it is progressing quite smoothly? Betty wonders if she’s impulsive, as does Mol, as she speeds to Bee’s upon request to make sure she’s not dead, recalling the time when a bus almost did the job. Grandpa and Eric roll on the bed as they listen to a real great dance song. Bes evacuates the Neher house — everyone out — there’s a fire! Bes and Bee get denied in B1 — we even had all the change. Bee discovers Bes’s past in pictures o f her and Ariel. Bee and Bes elope on Cameron Field and then get ditched at the pay phone. Bes sports CATS cap. Bes finds the hamper as comfy as the bed — at least she won’t wake up to Bee staring. Bee’s are stolen as Adam L’s are thrown away. Ryan’s B-day party — please pass the iced tea, Lar and Deb compete for the paddle ball championship but Mol is determined to win the pin the tail. Mol takes the M title after 2 years o f show when she finds out he's destined to be her BFF. Mol tells Bee he’s a keeper. Mol and Bes join gospel choir as Frank and Pete make special dance — it’s OK — M and B know how to Picasso. Third evolution of Big C — Speaking of — L sounds the sirens as she swings through town on her zip line having just broken into PPC computer system. You’re disgusting — MOFR. To Snuggles, JI, Nick & Scott, Sabrina, Ivan, Damien, Sonic and the rest of the Crusaders, the Steves, Neil and his cheese, Lonnie LM, AM, Carlos-rock on. B ■ V j Wt

“ Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.” And Bee picks up her recyclables, Mol awaits for and runs to her rides, and Bes slowly ducks, for she had forgotten how to run.

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“How rare and wonderful is that flash o f a mom ent when we realize we have discovered a friend. ’’ 8th grade lacrosse clinic — M and all the cool girls are joking around. In walks L, late and thinking she’s cool wearing pink spandex and a dance sweatshirt. H ey— you go to SOMS? Do you now Nora? 9th grade — the first day of field hockey — L’s got new clothes. Neither L nor M have partners and are forced to 1 be together. M gets mad because she thinks she’s amazing and L doesn’t know how to play. School starts * and L and M have everything together. Bio — “ group tests” with KD and KF, L and M still fail. EQ gets electrocuted and M tries to convince L that she like him. MT is destined to become a gynecologist. Doing each other’s hair. D’s on the final — how do you digest a sandwich anyway. M, L and KD become close. L and KD listen to M ’s obsession with Mr. Bond. L and M make fun o f KD’s non-stop dialing and get told-off by the jungle. L still believes in Santa? Math — L and M pass the notebook through the class without getting caught. Mrs. Reynolds tries to teach them but they must have some kind of mental block against geometry. L and M have answer contests but the student teacher won’t call on them. L and M think they’re cool talking about lacrosse to TS, HE and DR. L and M somehow pull C’s (extra-credit does pay off!) L and M slip DR a note. Lunch — L and M join a table with 12 others. CK, CC and HS throw garbage at them and M throws it back. Thus begins a growing hatred between CK and M (and by relation L.) EB teaches L and M how to balance snapples and they plan to be in a commercial. MZ sits at the girls table but turns red at least once a day. Secret Santa’s — L buys NB gak and everyone wants some. L and M but french fries but get mad when everyone else eats them. M and JB got to a play with L for her birthday but M is too cool to sleepover. Lacrosse starts and L and M are always partners. M goes to Florida and gets Ali mad. Field hockey camp rolls around and L hangs in M’s room because she isn’t talking to DL. L’s jealous o f M and RN’s matching shinguards but never tells anyone. L walks around KD’s clothes thinking she’s the white hommie. L needs to borrow M’s bra to wear to breakfast — the pink one with the little white flowers. No one wants to sing but, L and M belt out the tunes with no shame and pose for pictures with the art school boys. Field hockey season starts and L has a sleepover. M’s not too cool this time and spends the night. L and M go shopping and buy matching Victoria’s Secret bras. L, M and KD paint L’s room. M starts fooling around and gets KD to help her mix the paint. L gets mad and has to clean it up. KD and M apologize on L’s answering machine. M changes her plans to sleepover and puts handprints on the back of KD’s sweatpants. In study L, M and KD play the matching game. KD matches with AS and gets excited. M decided not to play lacrosse and L gets mad because she’ll be all alone. L makes Varsity and everything is OK because now she can be friends with CK. Field hockey camp again — this time L and M room together. L gets mad at M because she sleeps all the time and M gets mad at L for drinking all the snapple. 11th grade start and L and M make Varsity field hockey. DS drives them around looking for freshman boys (TG & JB). M takes L to her first party with Dc, JL, DS and SC. Malice comes to help out and L and M become unstoppable on the corners. At the Milburn game, L’s on kaopectate and delirious while M arrives late. L and M make the best o f it and win the game. M scores twice and L assists twice. L gets her name in the paper for the first time although M gets the headline. L and M have every class together again. Math — take home tests with JA, JM, EU and TS. EQ tells on L and M passing note but gets in trouble himself. L and M get wet fingers stuck in their ears by TS and JA and get made fun o f all the time by MR. L hates GY. EQ asks L and Ms. Lobianco is they want a piece o f him. L and M sing about Newton at his birthday party. M thinks L won’t sing but she forgets the tune herself. Gym — the cool juniors (L, M, KD, Jl, RW, CM and MP) dance with Ms. LoBianco and beat the sophomores in volleyball. KD decides she likes JL L like PD but M tries to make her like CK. The girls form their own volleyball team and can never beat the boys although they keep getting closer. L and M make fun o f the Berkley Business school and get in trouble for writing the wrong names on reply cards. L goes home and finds out that her mom went there and M tells the whole class. Chemistry — L, M, BR, JS, KZ and AW form a lab bench. M gets breakage fees the first day of class and L does all the labs alone because no one else can do them right. Peer counseling — L and M think they’re cool driving with AJ. L and M both decide they like LJ but then they both change their mind. English — Mr. Glatt “ Some people can understand each other without needing to say anything.” Hey, that’s us L and M decided. L never talks even though M always tries to make her. M thinks she’s amazing when she make connections to the movie Clue. L, M and JS2 go to see god street win. L gets mad because JS doesn’t want her there. M tries to convince L that ZK will ask her to the prom, L doesn’t believe her. L, M and AW go to the prom, too bad they don’t go together. ZK is too cool for their dates. Drivers Ed — M and SL make fun o f L everyday. L doesn’t think it’s funny but enjoys making fun of RW anyway. L and M do theme homework for DeLuca — Hanukkah and Christmas. L is DeLuca’s favorite and gets to write on the board. L and M go to lunch every half day and buy peaches from AW’s mom. L and M are board and rent “ The New Karate Kid.” Now they know what to do if they are about to be hit by a car. L and M hide on the couches and spy on M’s neighbors party. M gets caught but gets them invited over. L and M try to see Fear but are rejected. MM can’t even get them in. They’re forced to see Mrs. Winterbome instead. L and M play the matching game again and M get excited when she matches with freshman boys. Too bad the wrong one starts to stalk her. M gets back from Florida and decides that freshman are too immature for her. L and M go to field hockey camp #1 and are in hell. Neither of them can walk up the stairs or feel their legs. L and M’s room reeks of bengay and the smell never leaves L’s sheets. L and M drink all the gatorade, eat a pound o f licorice and become hooked on nips while playing rummy 10,000. L and M curse the annoying girls in the hallways and everyone agrees with them. L and M make friends with the Martha’s Vineyard girls and don’t have to eat alone anymore. Basketball camp is going on — Hey, is that Nkosi? L gets mad when M sleeps all the time but it happens anyway and L reads like crazy. Field hockey camp #2 — L and M room together again. L gets mad when M breaks her watergun but gets back by eating all M’s peaches. Field hockey starts again and L and M are captains. L tries to be a forward but can’t score. M pretends she’s a defender but the ball always hit her feet. At the pep rally L and M do mission impossible in front o f the whole school. L screams into the microphone and no one can understand her. M gets her license and the gold saturn and cruises with L riding shotgun. L never remembers to work the radio and As and HL yell at her. L decides to get her permit two weeks before her birthday. When L gets her license M is afraid to drive with her. M’s mom warns HL not to. M stalks SHP and soccer boys and drags L along with her. JB won’t stop calling! Math — L and M are together again and work together until forms A and B show up. M goes after-school for help and brings with her. M winds up confusing the teacher and pushing the test back every time. Astronomy — M copies L’s many notes. L finds out that her star is a fake and M makes sure the whole class knows. L, M, BR and ME get MT to teach them. M stains MT’s shoes with L’s lip gloss and he gets mad. MT won’t tell L, M and BT about AT and looses him gossip privileges. Before homecoming M and L pretend they’re from clueless and try on pretty prom outfits, plaid skirts and lace tops go together nicely. Coop sees M and asks who she is. “ Are you Lauren or Maggie, I could never tell you two apart last year. You look like twins.” Heidi & Amy — the best o f luck to you two next year — score lots of goals!!! H — you are the best neighbor one could ever have and I finally realized it after 10 years, thanks for always being there, Bagel and looking for the white jeep and catching u o AOL — A&H — the three of us were always together in the gold saturn!! and always got caught and caught NTAJP!! A — thanks for coming to out w/me when you weren’t watching a movie or babies, I’ll miss you — Love, Mag Mr. Pres. Thanks for taking all the jokes — your the best leader and friend — M&L Katie — In Prosperity, our friends know us: in adversity we know our friends. Thank you for always being there for us. You are truly the best:) Field Hockey Team — Thanks all o f u, the memories will never be forgotten and the wonderful friendships w e’ve made will live forever. Thank you to a ll o f ou r friends, we w ill miss you — but never forget the memories

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w h o n e e d s g a s ? W h y d o t h e p i c k u p l i n e s o n ly w o r k f o r B ?

T h a t b o y l o v e s h i s r u m p . J T H I N K S s h e c a n b e a t B . . . o n e d a y s h e ’ll g e t a r e m a t c h . G e t t i n g l o s t i n N e w a r k — o n , h o p i n !” u h -o h ! U n io n p a rty — p la y s C .D .s ? ” ., “ A d a m — B each —

“ M y b ab y ta k e s th e

i t m u s t b e lo v e ( f u t u r e s i s t e r - i n - l a w ) . “ B r e n d a , j u s t g o t o t h e h o s p i t a l ! ” B ’s h a n d c u f f e d , V ’s , m o m

B m a k e s s o m e frie n d s . “ C o m e

J e s s s t a n d s b y t h e g u n . O h , t h o s e C o r n e l l f r a t b o y s . J e s s ’s i n t e l l e c t u a l c o m m e n t s —

“W ow , y o u r b e e p e r

h o w a r e t h e r e c h u r c h b e l ls i n y o u r l i v in g r o o m ? ” , “ W h i c h b a t h r o o m w a ll i s h i s n u m b e r o n ? ” T h a t s a y s i t a ll. V a .

w e w u z l o u n g i n ’, J . f in a lly d r i v e s B ’s c a r w / p e r m i s s i o n ! V a . b o y s —

B e r r y K i x w /T P . “ B r e n d a —

W h e r e ! ? ! H e y , h e y , w e ’r e t h e M o n k e e s ! C l u c k U a t 2 . B e r r y -

j u s t g o to th e h o s p ita l!” B r e n d a g e t s a w a y w ith m u r d e r , S ta n d a rd iz e d t e s t s —

B c h e c k s “ o th e r ” , J c h e c k s “ a ir-

t r a f f i c c o n t r o l l e r ” , C r o s s - p r e g n a n c i e s . W a k i n g u p d i z z y K -B f a lls o f f t h e t r e a d m i l l . H e a d i n g s o u t h f o llo w in g t h e b l a z i n g t r a i l ( B r e n d a ’s g a r a g e . ) J e s s g e t s 3 , D id y o u g e t a g o o d n i g h t ’s s l e e p ? “ V T fe ll a s l e e p w i t h m y b o y !” B r e n d a ’s n o t h a p p y . J e s s d a n c e s f o r A d a m ( a g a i n ) , h e s t i l l h a s n ’t p a i d u p . W a lk in g h o m e f r o m M o n t c l a i r . T h e c a r n e v e r s t o p s b o u n c i n ’, F R O ! !! B ’s h o u s e — F i v e . B r e n d a f in a lly d r i v e s w / a l i c e n s e . W r e c k l e s s d r i v i n g —

J e s s f in a l ly s a y s n o , V T d o e s n ’t . T h e F o r b i d d e n

B s w e e t t a l k s h e r w a y o u t , t h e n p o p s t h e t r u n k , “ F ill ’e r u p ! ” . J e s s i e ’s n o t h i n ’

b u t t h e t o k e n ( “ T r u e B l u e J e w , ” t h a t i s . ) B ’s w r i s t a n d a b r o k e n w i n d o w , “ B r e n d a j u s t g o t o t h e h o s p i t a l ” T w o g i r l s a m o n g s t m a n y d r u n k i n ’ g u y s . P l a y in g e g g in t h e J e e p . R u n n i n g h o m e f o r D a y s . B r e n d a j u g g l e s t h r e e . B h a s a b r e a k d o w n o v e r t h e il l e g a l . J ’s lo v i n g t h e l e g a l i t y . N o b o y s g e t p a s t G r a n n y ! “ W h y a r e y o u s c r e a m i n g ? ” B la c k R a g e —

B r e n d a t a l k s p o l i t i c s ( a g a i n ) . A T ’s —

w h a t c a n w e s a y ? T h e y th o u g h t th e y

k n e w o u r s e c r e t . B c u t s a d e a l , s till d o a b l e . J ’s h o u s e p a r t y . R o l l i n ’ i n A m y ’s b a s e m e n t . W h o a r e t h o s e b o y s ? “ B r e n d a — h o s p ita l!” J e s s i e b e a ts G in g e r w ith a s h o e , a w o o d e n o n e . C h e r — W h a t ’s t h a t s t r e e t t h a t ‘D ’ li v e s o n a g a i n ? A d a m —

“ G e ra ld o ” , “ D o n a h u e ” . D o it a g a i n ! A m y —

N o D i g g it y , N o D o u b t . J e s s i e ’s i n t h e l e a d , 9 - 5 . B +

J —

j u s t g o to th e

y o u ’r e n o t f r o m t h e h o o d .

b rin g in g up th e r e a r —

“ Look,

B r e n , its r e a lly t h e r e !” J s tu f f s . J e s s c h a s e s tu r k e y u p C la r e m o n t. H it-n -r u n ! J H is s u c h a g o o d little J e w i s h b o y . F in d m e o n e ! “ A re y o u s u r e y o u d o n ’t w a n t u s t o l e a v e ? ” D o n ’t m a k e m e c a l l m y b o y z . B r e n d a A IN T t o o p r o u d t o b e g . J e s s t e s t s I .D . a t 1 8 J

+

B f a c e C L f o r r a d io c o n tro l.

T h e g a m e o f b u ll g e t s a l i ttle T O O c r a z y ! ( C L ) . D r i v i n g t h r o u g h U n i o n n e v e r g e t s o ld , A m y . ( “ C a n I g e t a w a v e , y o ? ” ) d o n ’t e v e r s t o p D o i n ’ t h e F o u r D ’s ! ! !



C h er—

y o u ’r e o u r w h i t e r h a l f , b u t w e lo v e y o u . W e w o n ’t f o r g e t t h e c r u d e j o k e s & g r o s s g e s t u r e s . T h a n k s f o r m a k i n g u s l a u g h a t a b s o l u t e l y

n o th in g . —

Amy —

Y o u ’v e a lw a y s b e e n t h e o n e w i t h a s m i l e o n y o u r f a c e , a n d a s o n g t o s i n g ! ( o f f k e y ) T h a n k y o u f o r f illi n g o u r l i v e s w i t h l a u g h t e r

a n d s u p p o r t. —

C o u r t , M e g , S t a c , S u e , L a u r e n a n d N o r a w e lo v e y o u ! N e v e r f o r g e t u s o r t h e m e m o r i e s .

J e s s S i. —

H o w c a n I e v e r f o r g e t y o u o r a ll o f t h e t i m e s w e h a v e s h a r e d ? A s w e h a v e s a i d b e f o r e , n o m a t t e r h o w m u c h t h i n g s h a v e c h a n g e d ,

t h e r e i s n o t h i n g t h a t c a n c h a n g e w h a t w e m e a n t o e a c h o t h e r . E v e n t h o u g h o u r d r e a m s o f C o r n e l l & I t h a c a d i d n ’t q u i t e h a p p e n , y o u w ill a lw a y s m e a n s o m u c h to m e .

B re n —

L o v e a lw a y s , J e s s

H o w d id w e b e c o m e s o c l o s e s o f a s t ? I f i t h a d n ’t b e e n f o r o u r s i m i l a r t a s t e in g u y s a n d g r e a t t a s t e in m u s i c , w e m i g h t n o t h a v e b e e n

w h e r e w e a r e to d a y . O f c o u r s e n o w o u r f r i e n d s h i p m e a n s s o m u c h m o r e t h a n t h a t . I d o n ’t k n o w w h a t I w o u ld d o w / o u t o u r l o n g c a r r i d e s ( w e c o u l d ta l k f o r h o u r s ) , o r o u r u n c o n d i t i o n a l u n d e r s t a n d i n g . H a v e w e e v e r r e a l l y g o t t e n i n t o a f i g h t ? ( v e r b a l t h a t i s ) I k n o w t h a t w e w ill a l w a y s k e e p i n t o u c h , b e c a u s e a f r i e n d lik e y o u w ill o n l y c o m e o n c e in a l i f e t i m e ! I t a ll g o e s b a c k t o t h e p i c t u r e o f y o u , t h a t I t h o u g h t w a s m e , I s h o u ld h a v e k n o w n t h a t o n e d a y w e w o u ld b e f r i e n d s .

N ess —

Love, J e s s ie

( m y “ m i r r o r i m a g e ” ) W h e r e d id a ll t h i s b e g i n ? M a y b e i t w a s o u r t e r r i b l e “ a d d i c t i o n ” in 9 t h g r a d e . Y o u ’v e b e e n t h e c o n s t a n t in m y

life t h a t I’v e a lw a y s n e e d e d . W e ’v e b e e n t h r o u g h i t a ll t o g e t h e r , a n d I h o p e t h e r e ’ll b e m u c h m o r e m e m o r i e s t o g o . T h a n k s f o r a l w a y s b e i n g j u s t a p h o n e c a ll ( o r a 6 m i n u t e d r i v e ) a w a y w h e n e v e r I n e e d y o u . L o v e , B r e n d a

Jess —

In t h e s h o r t tw o y e a r s I’v e k n o w y o u , y o u ’v e m a d e y o u r o w n p l a c e in m y h e a r t w h i c h c a n n e v e r b e r e p l a c e d . Y o u h a v e b e e n t h e p e r s o n

w i t h w h o m I c a n b e c o m p l e t e l y h o n e s t w i t h , a n d k n o w y o u ’ll u n d e r s t a n d ( o r t r y t o ) . Y o u h a v e m a d e m e r e a l i z e s o m u c h m o r e a b o u t w h a t is r e a l l y i m p o r t a n t i n l i f e , a n d h e l p e d m e to k e e p m y s a n i t y t h r o u g h a ll t h e c r a z y s i t u a t i o n s w e m a n a g e t o g e t i n t o . Y o u w ill a l w a y s r e m a i n t h e s w e e t e s t p e r s o n I h a v e e v e r m e t . E v e n w h e n w e ’r e a t c o l l e g e , y o u c a n s til l c a l l m e a t 3 a m t o m a k e s u r e I g o t h o m e . D o n ’t f o r g e t m e w h e n y o u ’r e r i c h ! I lo v e y o u ! ! !

A dam —

Love B re n d a

W h a t c a n I s a y ? I t ’s i m p o s s i b l e t o e x p r e s s in w o r d s h o w m u c h y o u ’v e c h a n g e d m y l i f e . Y o u h a v e h e l p e d m e r e a l i z e s o m u c h a b o u t

t h e r e s t o f t h e w o r ld a n d m y s e lf , a n d w h a t I c a n e x p e c t f r o m l i f e . I k n o w I w ill n e v e r m e e t a n y b o d y li k e y o u a g a i n . I n e v e r i m a g i n e d I c o u l d e v e r b e t h i s h a p p y in m y lif e . T h a n k s f o r p r o v in g m e w r o n g . Y o u s til l d o n ’t k n o w h o w m u c h I lo v e y o u a n d t h a t I a l w a y s w ill.

W e knew it wouldn’t last forever But we didn’t think it would end so soon

t all began on a cold night in Mplwd village. “ Hi I’m Vanessa can get a cigarette?” “Yeah sure, oh by the way I’m Katie.” And from then on, well we don’t know what happened. Late nights at V’s house ordering Greco. Hi can we get 6 orders of french fries and 2 packs of Marlboro Lights? Yeah, w e ’re the blond girls

K becomes part of V s family. Our candy dish/ashtray piled sky high. The first big bash JF’s K gets wasted & meets MR for first time. M ’s

house.

I love Cl.

Cl

Oh god Kate. V & C walking home w/JL —

first scaiy experience for V. W here’s K? I don’t know. KF’s house. The B & B marathon

fill 5am. K & DM get it on K s first scary experience. Hi daddy, sure I’m sober. V gets a taste of the DM not but once but thrice. “ No, I don’t see you!” Ihe JB obsession begins. Stalking after homeroom —

K holds world record for hr lates. Redderts —

L calls K & V —

hey guys I met new boys! That’s

when the fun really began 7-11 trips. Hanging out froggin & kinging. Late nights in the woods. Mosquito bites, heart to hearts. Run from the law the press and the parents. K&V brawl over J. Why did we bother? Psycho! The prom. Our limo driver —

no fun allowed! Evil man. W e went through those

boys like they were water. I kissed her and all her clothes fell off! Ordering Greco to L’s house from the village. Where is L by the way? J proves h e’s a psycho so V gives the boot. K opens her big mouth a g a i n . The wish bracelet falls off and it’s AG. The summer of B C ’s is in full effect' D calls V C ’mon R will pay you. V Denise. D calls again V relents for J. K&M get together -

again. Walking home from BK. You walk all the way to J’s house from here?!

„ et. ' n th5„Cr r' Thf6 V™ gl? whopper 1S mvented. AH’s house K MIA w/M. V gets commitment from J. Benchin it. The rest is histoiy. V & K ’s 7 hour sex talk Waiting till 5 am for BC that never came. The s ’s were invented. K goes to Florida. Yet another M. Sista’s for life. Siamese twins — no w e ’re not lesbians' K jo m s the BR crew. K finally gets JB. Expectations never quite live up to reality. L to the rescue. V & K make s signs at BR. B & J come in B sees the signs K & V flip out. A L s house K s evil night. M gets m/u wearing the fur coat. No! H e’s not gay. V ’s iron lungs pull through in the clutch. Oops, I didn’t realize it was full. K&M go sour, xmas time blues for K. V ’s wonderland bliss —

UR my sunshine. N ew Year’s Eve at C ’s —

funniest night ever. Floor

dancin shaking what our mama’s gave us when weird union boys walk in. C ’s bottle — what bottle? Oh that bottle. C has the best water ever. Funny M ’s here V did you let J bring M? M ’s falling again. V&J —

sb. The sacred 1 word is spoken. Sure he was a d but according to our reality that’s fine. Bagel

Chateua w/M&J — - So are you guys gonna have it? J thinking — so are you ever going to pull a C K? I know lets switch. M & J plus V & K. No w e ’re not lesbians. V & J what you like cereal? K

you told who? Bet that bet, there’s no bet! K you opened your big mouth a g a i n ! This time to M V’s swordfighting

wait not anymore. Ow rugburn — permanent scars. K&M back together again in time for V day. K’s springtime bliss. V’s springtime blues Can’t we ever be happy at the same time? AL’s once again. W ho’s Chinese here? It’s all over for V so she thinks. V’s first experience w/the butcher knife K hands it over. It s V s turn. V’s mental breakdown occurs at A.’s. V&R so close yet so far. K leaves w/M —

again. V&K get licenses, stalking begins when V gets

rmny h Girl light on again. K says I will ring the doorbell. Class — what’s that? K at V’s Spanish class w/car keys. Just say you’re sick. V plays it off then we hit 7-11. V&J again —

w h ere’s my $20? K&M say spend it. B-mmmmm. Late night at M ’s. The Usual Suspects. V where were you again? Upstairs

gettin a piece of heaven. Commitment for K —

KQ finally swordfights. Oh it’s fun. Pulls a clueless Quinless. V&J again —

actual phone call. No follow

up. Prom night on V’s porch. Drownin the sorrows. There is no prom. EB w/beautiful shirtless boys rolls up. K&V — what do we do? Pool hopping. Is Jill Madeadue home? Oh yeah, K’s away. W e knew that. Down to skivvies in neighbors pool. They get home at 5:37. Summertime bliss begins. Tanning queens. Suntan lotion, what’s that? Brick — pretty boy, Brad, and of course Dean Tyler. Full blown beach bums. Shore house. W e just “ happened” to find “

(™

Hf d out talkmg t0 b°y s we don’t even know. M throws a fit. Shaved head boys. Wait, why are you picking up the murph? Put it down please. bad’ bad deaL K 1 w anna g0 home now! K takes yearbook picture h/o. Shore house again. This time it’s legit. Wait the shore’s south not north

July 4th. Fireworks what fireworks? V’s first funneling experience. K&V pd at 4 in the afternoon. Those professional thieves show up V goes too far C ’s demons come out. V ’s kodak moment w/big C. M licking K’s leg w/V po on C. V Rode the chubby train w/K po on couch. B passes out on V’s car. Leaves mark. V s terrorized by Cl. Just $5 to sit on A. Again V’s offered money. K&M —

romance brews —

spitting on peeps heads how romantic. Evil parking

tickets. It s time to go home. RS in car w/V&K. K stay in your lane! V cuts her hair. Finally, V&K go to Florida. Yeah w e ’re 18, yeah w e ’re going to Delaware. We go to find fun. Senioritas hop in the hottub. W e dive in nevermind V’s w earing her underwear. That is the northstar! I swear. So what if it’s south. Parties on the beach. All types of latenight. Can I take a picture of your butts? I just love Jersey butts. V gets w/S. Wait he likes Jeff? Flashing lights in the rearview mirror in the car with Chad and Jeff. Sure you can search the car. There’s nothing in it. Are your eyes always this red m a’am? It’s all that swimming in the ocean. I found a db and wb, C uff em. Officer w e ’re really 17. V&K are escorted home by the police. K’s parents flip but laugh the next day. W e ’re saints. K&C - K’s dream come true in the ht. In the water. K’s mom 10ft away. What are you doing? Nothing just chillin w/our friend J. Who is he? Oh you don’t know him. Parting is such sweet sorrow but we did give them the noodle. K sleeps at M ’s the rest of the summer. Party at A ’s. V gets a little sick. No I don’t want to shower with you. Endless nights a P’s house. I have a really fun game we can all play. V going to get K from P ’s at 3am What you w on ’t leave? K you’re a d. T ’s party. V reconciled w/J. At the k. What a wonderful spot for discussion. V&J back together. A ’s house. Where are they again? Oh they walked to V ’s. D M ’s house. V&J have late night discussion. K&K go to K’s for the jd. K spends the night V goes home. J leaves — V again says it all. K visits M. Decides to get married. K goes chipmunk for awhile. V&J are over —

for real this time. V moves on to scarier things. M O ’s house.

K&B bring brigade w/flashlight up to V&N. Oh my God the mad streaker attacks. Just like his brother. Time to go home. Doublemint twins. Barbie night at V’s house. V&K play dress up. The bf book. And through it all w e just kept laughing.

We love you guys —

Cara, Liza, Michele, Susan, Krista, Mike, Pete, Dan, Justin, Brenda, Amy, and Bess. Thanks for all the good times Mike R. — I never

thought w e ’d get this far. W e ’ve been through a lot and I’ll always love you. Love — Katie.

Katie— what can I even say? W e ’ve been through just about everything together and I can never forget all the good times and the bad times that w e ’ve had. You’re one of my best friends and you will always have a special place in my heart. Even if when w e ’re 83 and we don’t know each other we will still be the closest of friends —

even if you don’t have any eyebrows. I love you sweetie.

Love always, Ness.

Vanessa — Well we made it. I can’t believe it’s over. Your been one of my best friends for as long as I can remember. You’ve always been there for me and even though we may not be together in the future I will always have the times w e ’ve shared together with me in my heart. I wish you the best with everything you do, and don’t ever forget how to smile. I love you, and I’ll always remember you as the one who could make me laugh no matter what. Love you sister, KTQ.

I can’t remember all the times 1tried to tell myself to hold on, to these moments as they passed.

The 1997 Mirror would not have been possible without the help and support of many people. Thanks to: Our advisors: Mrs. Pitman for your immeasurable help this year and in the past. Future yearbook staffs will miss you. Mrs. Coe for handling the finances that go along with producing the yearbook; Mr. Ricciardi for again agreeing to assist us and the photography staff; The photography staff for all the effort and flexibility; Jessica Bernstein for investing time and effort to make the dividers creative and artistic; Mrs. Stewart and the administration; Herff Jones Publishers and their loyal ambassador Jeff Cafiero for expertise and helpful suggestions and for always being at our meetings even when we were not; Normandy Studios for the pictures and the rush developing; The Mirror editors and staff for creative ideas, strong commitment and respect for deadlines; Shel Silverstein for “ Where the Sidewalk Ends”', Mr. DeBiasse for tolerating our noise and enthusiasm; and finally, Ms. Turner, Ms. Grimsley, Mr. Barrett and Mr. Bush for keeping the yearbook office a safe zone. GOOD LUCK TO THE CLASS OF 1997 in college, the armed forces, employment, or as a supersenior.

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effrey Maier, 12, skipped school to go to a baseball game not knowing that he would become a key player for the N ew York Yankees. In the first game o f American League division playoffs, Maier stuck out his glove and caught a fly ball that was ruled a home run for the Yankees. The run proved to be crucial to the Yankee victory. 1 Six-year-old Johnathan Prevette

is charged with sexual harassment for kissing a girl at school. • One o f the world’s most eligible bachelors,

John F. Kennedy Jr., marries Carolyn Bessette in a chapel on Cumberland Island, GA.

Kaczynski, 53, is arrested after 16 bombings over 18 years. A 35,000word “ Unabomber Manifesto” leads Kaczynski’s brother to turn him in to the FBI. A copy o f the manifesto was found in Ted

Gifford/Gamma Liaison

is an artist already selling $2 million

mentally ill. • Under C E O

A rthu r M artinez,

worth o f paintings. 4 An auction o f the possessions o f

Jack ie Kennedy Onassis brings in an estimated $34.5 million. Kennedy in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger

S. O’Sullivan/Sygma

2 Suspected Unabomber

Kaczynski’s cabin near Lincoln,

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Sears repositioned its merchandising and marketing focus and returned the struggling company to a successful retailer. 6 Savion Glover claims tap dancing saved him from a life o f crime. He won his first Tony Award for his

Montana.

• Christina Lynn Skleros, 8, sang the national anthem at the World Series. 3 A t age 11, A lexandra Nechita

creative Bring in

‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, a chronicle o f black history through pays $772,500 for JFK’s g o lf clubs. 5 Chemical-fortune heir Joh n Dupont is convicted o f third-degree murder in the shooting death o f Olympic wrestler David Schultz. The jury also found him to be

J.Wolford/Sygma

J.L.Bulcao/Gamma Liaison

Cover photo credits: Carl Lewis: J.O./Gamma Liaison; Dunblane, Scotland: John James/Sygma; John F. Kennedy Jr./Gamma Liaison; Kieko the whale: Paul VanDevelder/Gamma Liaison

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Company president

Aaron Feuerstein received national attention for keeping the plant open and paying employee salaries for 90 days after the

Frank Trapper/Sygma

dance. • A fire destroyed Malden Mills factory buildings, hurricanes disrupted production, and torrents o f rain forced employees to sandbag the main office building.

A DROP

blaze. 7 George Burns dies at age 100. The great comedian’s long career will be remembered for his routines with wife Gracie Allen and his trademark stogies.

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• We paid final respects to: Minnie Pearl, Dorothy Lamour, Ella

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I plane goes down in | bad weather shortly | after take-off near | Cheyenne, WY, | killing all three. explodes in | • M cDonald’s Arch mid-air o ff | Deluxe, with more Long Island, killing | than 30 grams o f 230 people. The | fat, replaced the notcause o f the crash | so-popular McLean has yet to be | Deluxe. 3 With determined. | more than 60,000 2 Attempting to | square miles of become the | destructive force, youngest person | Hurricane Fran ever to fly cross­ | claims 34 lives and country, seven-year| causes more than $ 1 old pilot Jessica | billion in property D ubroff takes off j damage. It comes with her father and their co-pilot. Their n July, 1T W A Flight 800

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ashore near Cape Fear, NC, and moves across the region with winds reaching a whopping 115 mph. 4 Binti-Jua, an eight-year-old gorilla, is praised for her rescue o f a 3-year-old boy who had fallen into the gorilla cage at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL. • Kieko, the formerly ill-treated movie star o f Free Willy, recovered at the Free W illy-

Keiko Foundation in Newport, OR. • A stray cat named Scarlett rescued her five kittens from a burning building and escaped with only minor singes. • American guide

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Scott Fischer died along with seven other climbers during an expedition on Mount Everest. Snow was blowing at 70 mph, and temperatures dropped to -40 degrees. • Four female cadets entered the Citadel in the fall. Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer withdrew midyear after hazing incidents made them feel they were no longer safe on campus. Petra Lovetinska and Nancy Mace remained at the South Carolina military college. • JonBenet Ramsey, a six-yearold from Boulder, CO, was murdered in her home the morning after Christmas.

announced the discovery o f a meteorite that contained evidence o f bacteria-like life on Mars. 8 Chelsey Thomas, 8, was bom with a rare disorder that causes paralysis o f facial muscles, leaving her unable to smile.

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Two operations remedy her disorder and leave her with a happy face. • The families o f Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson filed a wrongful death suit against million books since

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two consecutive terms since 1964. • Cartoonist Scott Adams, the creator

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o f Dilbert, humorously portrays the corporate workplace through his comic

1 Shannon Lucid spends 188 days in space, a U.S. record. I 2 After losing her husband in the 1993 I

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massacre on a Long I herself. She wins a congressional seat Island commuter by defeating her train, Carolyn opponent, Frisa, by McCarthy, 52, lobbies Congress for I a landslide. 3 Republican a ban on assault weapons. However, when her own representative, Dan Frisa, tries to overturn the bill, McCarthy decides run for office

presidential candidate Bob Dole resigns from the Senate and gives up his position as majority leader to focus on his run for the presidency.

Bill Clinton becomes the first Democratic President to win

strip, books, calendars, and paraphernalia. His book “ The Dilbert Principle” has already sold 750,000 copies. • On May 11,

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Valujet Flight 592 crashed into the Everglades in Florida, killing 110 people aboard the plane. Investigators suggested that oxygen-generating canisters might have been the cause o f the fire and smoke which destroyed the aircraft. • Applicants at the

College of William and Mary were asked to choose new heads for Mt. Rushmore. The winners were John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa. • President Clinton selected Czech Sygm a

refugee Madeleine Albright to be Secretary o f State during his second term. Former ambassador to the United Nations, Albright becomes

the highest-raking female government official in U.S. history. • Admiral

Mike Boorda, the first enlisted man to become Chief o f Naval Operations,

took his own life, as controversy arose over medals that he may not have earned the right to wear. 5 An A ir Force jet carrying Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown, and 34 others, crashes in the mountains o f Croatia. There are no survivors. • TVindustry executives and the White House created a rating system for television shows to alert parents to excessive violence, sex or rough language. This rating guide will allow parents to lock out ill-favored

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6 Susan McDougal, a former partner with Bill and Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater Development Corp., faces 18 months in prison on a contempt o f court citation for her refusal to testify about her involvement in Whitewater. 7 The Freemen o f Jordan, MT, end their 81 days armed standoff. Leader Emmett Clark and 13 other Freemen are indicted for false tax claims, bank fraud, threats against federal officials, and firearms violations. • A 69-year-old

Palestinian man opened fire on an observation deck of the Empire State Building. He killed one person and wounded six before taking his own life. •Jello turned 100 in March. The inventor of the billion dollar dessert sold the rights in 1899 for $450. • The Ohio River reaches its highest level in

three decades. Many counties in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee were declared federal disaster areas. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in Ohio and Kentucky. The damage was estimated to be more than $500 million.

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n March 13, in 1 I Dunblane, Scotland, a former youth leader, Thomas Hamilton, took the lives o f 16 children and one teacher. The massacre took place in a public school gymnasium. When Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, reopens a second entrance to an archaeological tunnel near the Islamic Dome o f the Rock, armed conflicts

erupt between Israel and Palestine. 2 Netanyahu and PLO leader Yasir Arafat finally agree to talk but later announce they could find no common ground.• A 500year-old Inca teenager was found by an archaeologist atop Mount Ampato in the Andes. She is considered a “ treasure” because o f her wellpreserved condition. She was still wearing alpaca robes

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and a feather head­ dress. 3 After rigorous campaigning, Boris Yeltsin wins reelection as Russia’s President, only to disappear for several months due to health problems. He begins his second term in August, and by November he is recovering from quintuple bypass surgery. • The Roslin Institute and PPL Therapeutics of Edinburgh, Scotland, made a scientific breakthrough by

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successfully cloning sheep through nuclear transfer. One of the benefits

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o f this technology could be improvements in conventional animal breeding. 4 In Afghanistan, one of every 129 people is

an amputee. Many are maimed by the land mines that are constant reminders o f the cost o f war. • TIM E Magazine selected David Da-i

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Ho, M.D., as its 1996 Man o f the Year. Dr. Ho is one o f the world’s leading researchers in the fight against AIDS. S China’s leader Deng Xiaoping dies at the age o f 92 due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease and a lung infection. 6 In Chechnya’s two-year civil war at least 50,000 homes have been destroyed. 7 Princess Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles leaves her

with a $22.5 million settlement and her Kensington Palace home. She does, however, lose the title “ Her Royal Highness.” • The year’s worst air disaster was the mid-air collision of

a Saudi jumbo jet and a cargo plane. The planes collided outside o f New Dehli and 349 people were killed. • Descendants of Holocaust victims

pressure officials of Swiss banks to release accounts opened by their relatives before World War II. • Lu Zhong Wu was one of 300 Chinese immigrants imprisoned after their ship ran aground near the Statue o f Liberty. Wu’s talent as an artist gained national attention and helped him get released after three years in prison.

■ M ich ael J . F ox a n d S 4 B rooke S h ields made comebacks with their television hits Spin City and Suddenly Susan. 1. Helen Hunt wins a Golden Globe for her work on Mad About You and stars in one of the year’s biggest movies. Twister, starring Hunt and Bill Paxton, brought the disaster movie back to the big screen with outstanding special effects.

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2 Tom Cruise stars in two of the year’s most successful movies. In Mission Impossible he not only plays the lead role, he produces the film as well. His performance in

Jerry Maquire earns Cruise a Golden Globe award and an

I Oscar nomination. | • John Travolta had | another big year with | the hits Phenomenon and Michael. • Tim | Allen’s Home , Improvement continued to be one of television’s most popular shows. 3 Rosie O ’ Donnell wins ratings and kudos as her talk show, The Rosie

O’Donnell Show, brings a new style to daytime television. • Sherry Stringfield

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hit series 3rd Rock from the Sun wins Golden Globe awards for the show and its star John Lithgow. 5 Independence Day starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum is the year’s biggest box office hit. 6 At the

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left the hit series ER to move to New York and pursue a personal life. 4 The outrageous

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Series. • Some popular movies this year were: Fij-st Wives Club, 101 Dalmations, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Scream, Broken Arrow, The English Patient, Fly Away Home, The Crucible, Shine, Fargo, The Rock, Marvin’s Room, The Birdcage, Happy Gilmore, That Thing You Do, Eraser, Courage Under Fire, Beavis and Butt-head

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Do America, Tin Cup, Sleepers, and The Truth About Cats and Dogs. • Popular television shows included: Seinfeld, The Drew Carey

Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. 8 Evita wins three Golden Globe Awards including an award for the song You Must Love Me. • Television veterans Bill Cosby, Ted Danson, Don Johnson, Rhea Perlman, and Arsenio Hall returned in new prime time shows. 9 The public’s fascination with science fiction continues. The XFiles wins three

Gillian Anderson. • A Time to Kill starred Matthew McConaughey and turned him into the year’s newest sex symbol. 10 Sandra Bullock costars with McConaughey in A Time To Kill and with Chris O’ Donnell in

In Love and War. 11 The Nutty Professor showcases Eddie Murphy’s comedic talents and his ability to transform himself into many different characters.

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Show, Xena, Hercules, NYPD Blue. Party of Five, Friends, Touched by an Angel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Frasier, NewsRadio, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Nash Bridges, and Caroline in the City. 7 George Lucas celebrates the 20th anniversary of Star Wars by the rerelease of the original Star Wars, The

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Romeo and Juliet is made into a 90s version with Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo. and Claire Danes as Juliet.

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Dion’s album Falling Into You wins Grammy Awards for Best Pop Album and Album o f

the Year. 2 Eric Clapton and Babyface’s collaboration, Change the World, wins three Grammy Awards. The song appeared in the hit movie

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Phenomenon. • Madonna announced from the set o f Evita that she was pregnant. Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was bom on October 14. 3 Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little P ill sells over 14 million copies. It is the best­ selling album by a female ever and the best-selling solo debut

I 5 LeAnn Rimes, I the 14-year-old I superstar, has two I albums on top o f the I country charts: Blue I and Unchained I Melody/The Early I Years. She is also I the first country I performer to ever Sygma

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I 6 Toni Braxton’s I album, Secrets, I features the hits I You re Making .me I High and Unbreak I My Heart. 7 Pieces

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Fairweather Johnson. • Whitney Houston had two successful soundtrack albums this year with The Preacher’s Wife and Waiting to Exhale.

I o f You, the new I album by folkI rocker Jewel, I contains the hits I Who Will Save Your

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I Soul and You Were I Meant For Me. I •Tracy Chapman’s I Give Me One I Reason won a I Grammy for Best ! Rock Song. I • Country artist I winners at the I American Music

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Fugees, a Haitian American trio, win Best Rap Album for The Score. 12 Los Del Rio’s hit song, Macarena, soars to the top o f the charts and stays there for 14 weeks. 13 Gansta rapper and actor Awards: Favorite Male Artist 8 Garth

Brooks, Favorite Female Artist Shania Twain, and Favorite Album for 9 George Strait’s Blue Clear Sky. • Grammy Awards in the country category went to Vince Gill for Worlds Apart and Brooks and Dunn for My Maria. 10 The Smashing Pumpkins’ hit Bullet With Butterfly Wings wins awards at the Grammys and the American Music Awards. 11 The

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Tupac Shakur, 25, is murdered in Las Vegas. • The group Phish had an ice cream flavor named after them. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream created a flavor called Phish Food. The band decided to Dorothy Low/Shooting Star, Int.’l

donate the proceeds to environmental efforts. • After struggling for eight years, No Doubt finally hit it big with their triple platinum album Tragic Kingdom. 14 Keith Sweat wins the Chris Voelker/Shooting Star, Int.’l

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Favorite Soul R&B Male Artist at the American Music Deanna Carter, Awards. • Blind Wallflowers, Melon released Cranberries, NICO, a tribute to Spice Girls, Shannon Hoon’s Rusted Root, daughter Nico Hoon. It was a mix | and The Presidents of o f songs that were previously recorded, | the United States. but never released.

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| 4 The Colorado |Avalanche wins its |first Stanley Cup by |defeating the |Florida Panthers 1-0 |in double-overtime. | 5 The Chicago | Bulls win their |fourth N B A title by |defeating the Seattle |SuperSonics 4-2. |Michael Jordan is |named Most |Valuable Player.

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captures his third straight U.S. Amateur golf championship. He drops his amateur status and begins his pro career. 7 In

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champion Atlanta Braves 4-2. This is the Yankees first World Championship win since 1978. 9 Steffi Graf sweeps three rocus

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Bailey also wins a gold for the individual 100 meters. • By winning the long jump event for the USA, sprinter C arl Lew is has won nine gold medals during his Olympic career. • Canadian swimmer C urtisM ydenwon the golden shoes, sets a world record in the 200-meter race. At 28, he becomes the first man to win both the 200 and 400-meter races at the Olympics. 2Sh an n onM illeris USA’s most decorated gymnast when she wins the team and

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her vault that they have already won the women’s team gold medal. • Both the men’s and women’s USAbasketballteams took home the gold. 4 Canadian D onovan B aileyleads his team to a gold medal in the 4 x 100 relay event.

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bronze medals for the 200 and 400 individual swimming medleys, while M arianne Lim pert, also from Canada, won a silver in the 200 individual swimming medley. 5 The USA women’s sw imteamwins gold medals in the 400

meter freestyle relay, the 400 meter medley relay, and the 800 freestyle relay. •American swimmer Am yV anD ykenwon the gold in the women’s 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. 6D anO’B rienwins the gold in the Decathlon and is recognized as the “world’s greatest athlete.” 7 In track, G ail D everswins a gold medal in the 100 meters and leads the USA team to a gold in the 4 x 100 meter relay event. •The USA w om enbrought home gold medals in soccer

and softball. • Lightmiddleweight D avid R eidwon America’s only boxing gold medal by knocking out Cuba’s Alfredo Duvergel • USA’s m edal coun tcame to 44 gold, 32 silver, and 25 bronze for a total of 101.

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