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The Des Moines Register GRADUATION 2002 Tuesday, June 4, 2002 Page 9GR HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL t .in, jtmmwm ' "' 1 L ' - - fa . ;f- i mj l,,n . nurl J ' Hoover High School's lop 20 scholars repra-sentthstopS percent of a graduating class of 240 students, based on a weighted-grade, class-rank system that counts all students with a grade-point average ot 4.0 or higher as a single, llrst-place class rank. The students pictured here represent the results of seven semesters of high school coursework. The graduates are: Elizabeth Albright Jasenko Allmanovlc, Andrew Anderson, Edgar Arechiga, Jennifer Attey, Donnetta Austin, Jennifer Barnes, Jonathan Beebe, Belma Bejtovfc, Mirnes Bektic, Llndsey Bell. Davis Belluchl, Daniel Bench, Andrew Beynen, Kendric Birden, Heather Birk, Ashley Blundon, Jerry Boagard, Benjamin Bragg, LaTrienda Brown, Danielle Bryan, Luke Burgus, Christopher Burrows, Emily Burt, Angel Butts, Nicholas Callahan, Seth Campbell, Jason Carroll, Christopher Cavan, Emina Cerlc, Breanne Cheatem, Anthony Chicoine. Amanda Clark, Alex Clayton, Sherry Colburn, Charity Coleman, Matthew Collins, Amalia Cone, Chad Conley, Andrew Connet, Theodore Craig, David Cram, Ines Crncevic, Vanja Crncevic, Elizabeth Cullman, Ngoc Dang, Jennifer Darnielle, Christopher Dashiell, Mary Davis, Derveta Der-vlsevic, Ly Dlnh, Goran Oobrosavljevic, Chelsea Donovan, Christopher Douglas, Lejla Dzaflc, Erik Eastman, Alissa Fabritz, Craig Farley Jr., Gregory Farmer, Matthew Favors, Travis Fenton, Amanda Fetters, Jessica Fiene, Tammy Floden, Amanda Foster, Lauren Fox, Kara Gappa, Alejandro Garcia, Maria Garcia, La-Monte Gause, David Gier, Daniel Glynn, Daisy Gomez, Jacob Graham, Jennifer Grandquist. Johnetta Grayson, Vicente Guerrero, Nicholas Hammack, Isaac Harris IV, Amanda Heck, Seth Hedqulst, Timothy Hedrick, Eliana Hernandez, Fernando Hernandez, NaShenla Hill, Shannon Hill, Nienh Ho, Lejla Hodzlc, Admlr Hoslc, Emily Hotka, Heather Birk Elizabeth Albright Jennifer Attey Ashley Blundon ! " t y Kara Gappa Jason Carroll Amanda Clark i ' ,' UUml m a Li 1 L kuJ Amanda Nienh Laura Michelle Heck Ho Hudson Isaacson f "1 r 1 Heather Howe, Meredith Howland, Laura Hudson, Stephanie Huff, David Husnberger, Natalija Hu-sidlc, Marketta Hutchinson, Michelle Isaacson. Jermaine Jackson, Jennifer Jacobson, Cassandra James, Eric Johnson, Princetta Jones, Spencer Jones, Nyadhoal Kiit, Lalne Klnzel, Crysteal Kittrell, Jim Kongsawan, Eldon Kroll, Craig LaCour, Elizabeth LaPole, Travlsa Laudick, Raynece Lee, Jeffrey Leitch, Yan Lin, Nicole Lloyd, Paul Lloyd, Carrie Lumley, Kim Luu, Ashley Lyons, Megan Lyons, Stacl Maness, Ebony Marks, Jamie Marquez, Sharron Martin, Amanda Mason, Myra Mauris, Valerie Mayer, Venlse McCown, Candice McFarland, Nicole McGregor, Kathryn Meade, John Mease, Rusvota Mehic, Sanimlr Mehic, Aid Mehmedovlc, Ksenia Melnikova, Ivan Mendlas, Michael Merritt, Jeffrey Meyer, Aaron Miller, Jason Miller, Matthew Miller, Steven Miller, Rachel Moll, Jennifer Moore, Jonathan Moulin. Alen Mulallc, Amra Mulaosmanovic, Azusa Nicole O'Tool Muramatsu, Meghan Murphy, Traqulsha Murrell, Ronald Myers, Zachary Nereim, James Neuwerth, Brandon Newton, Sareun Ngan, Tuan Ngo, Bang Nguyen, Oanh Nguyen, Damlr Nuhanovic, Andrea Nulph, Nicole O'Tool, Andrew Ostbloom, Travis Ostbloom, Joshua Ostergaard, Scott Overton, Ashley Page, Melissa Parra, Anne Pham, Mitchell Pickett, Jacob Pollock, Donavln Pope, Martell Pratt, Theresa Quiner, Colin Rail, Jasmin Ramie, Beth Reese, Pascual Reyes, Clinton Rlcker, John I3d ljlI Alex Theodore Ngoc Jessica Clayton Craig Dang Fiene Emily Trump Anne Pham Andrew Sheaffer Riehl, Michael Riley, Colin Riordan, Maurlclo Rivera, Lacey Robinson, Dylan Rogers, Joseph Rosenberger, Laura Ryan, Teresa Seabrooke, Nina Serlc, Andrew Sheaffer, Dusty Shook, Justin Sinclair, Benjamin Smith, Philip Snowbarger, Anthony Soike, Matthew Solinger, llysaha Spearman, Nijaz Spijodlc, Shane Squire, Katie St. Clair, Shena Stafford, Nermin Suman, Nihad Suman, Marsel Sutton, Adam Szymczuk, David Tate, Nicole Tesch, Asia Thacker, Amber Tharp, Justin Grant Thompson Thomas, Rataya Thomas, Grant Thompson, Michael Tomlinson, Patricia Toth, Lam Tran, Tyler Treanor, Joshua Tripp, Emily Trump, Spomenka Tudovic, Zulto Tursunovlc, Javier Valdez, Luis Valdez, Jason VanDePol, Paola Vergara, Sean Vick, Vu Vo, Joshua Waters-Jackson. Joshua West, Nashari White, Toryan White, Nicole Wiederlen, Brettney Wiley, Lindsey Worvek, Ebonee Woods, John Wur, Nickolas Young, Nedzad Zdionlca, Davis Zenteno, Tiffany Ziegler. A Year To Remember Roosevelt Alex Cooney, a member of the school's newspaper staff, said the student body was excited about success of the boys' cross country team. The squad won the state championship in its class despite being somewhat or an underdog. The big hug an effort to get into the Guinness Book of .World Records was another notable event, Cooney said, even though it wasn't big enough to break the world record. The Roosevelt hug included 1,220 people. The world record, 2,309 people, was set by a school in Minnesota. Saydel Having the boys' basketball team play in the state tournament was a highlight of the year at Saydel, said Steve Nuzum, editor of the school's newspaper. The team advanced to state for the first time in 45 years, and school was cancelled the day the team played in the tournament.Nuzum said the community rallied behind the team, and the school won the sportsmanship award for its class. SAYDEL HIGH SCHOOL Saydel High School's top three scholars represent the top 3 percent of a graduating class of 83 students. The graduates are: William Agee, Llnsey Alexander, Michelle Baker, Jacob Ballard, Mark Bancroft, Douglas Banning, Heather Belieu, Darrin Broer, Jeffery Brown, Lindsay Brum- field, Daniel Burke, Joe Chrlstensen, Laura Critchlow, Joshua Cross, Terri Crowe, Brett Delaney, Jessica Dodson, Andrew Fischer, Brett Flinck, Nicholas Folsom, Joshua Fox, Michael Gerhart, Jenifer Green, Jessica Greve, Larry Haley Jr., Christen Harms, Erika Hartung. Casey Herron, Alisa Hill, Austin Hogate, Shannon Hough, Melissa Hymen, Nicholas Jor-gensen, Donnie Kay III, Derek Knudsen, Andrew Konrad, Klint Kramme, Matthew Lame, Nadalle Lester, Corey Lewis, Denise Lundberg, Lainey Lundstrom, Brian Matheny, David McFarland Jr., Rachel Merriam.Tasha Millard, Jacob Miller, Ashly I I It T J 1 Erika Jlgna Hartung Patel Shawn Thomas Mitchell, Jennifer Moore, Victor Moreno, Amber Morrow, Ryan Murphy, Mahssa Nissen, Travis Nissen, Steven Nuzum, Deana Ober, Melissa Opperman. Ed Paglial III, Jigna Patel, Amy Pedersen, Lisa Porter, Erin Rivera, Jamee Russell, Michael Russell, Christopher Sanders, Jason Scott, Shawntell Smith, Randi Stackhouse. Daniel Swank, Jeremie Taylor, Meridith Ten-ney, Shane Thomas, Shawn Thomas, Ashley Tucker, Joshua Turner, Amanda Vaughn, Casie Warner, Mindy Webb, Tommy Wilken, Matt Woodhall, Heather Zobel. SCAVO CAMPUS Scavo Campus' top four scholars represent the top 3 percent of a graduating class of 144 students. The graduates are: Lindsay Abbey, Sarah Adams, Teonesha Alexander, Danny Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Luis Andrade, Cassie Bentz, Robert Blake, Bridget Bohall, Marcia Brannon, Adam Brose, Ashley Brown, Tyler Brown, Jerld Bryant, Christina Burrlola, Cory Byrd, Gus Cabrera, Amlrah Camp, Cody Cannon, Robin Cantwell, Maya Carter, Krlsten Castelline. Alexis Cerrettl, Katherine Clark, Makeysha Clay. Jennifer Cory, Amanda Cosper, Mary Craig, Sarah Crook, Ashley Crooks, Michael Curl, Barbara Colller-Dameron, Karl Daughenbaugh, Tamerine Davis, Timothy Davis, Zachery Decker, Echo Eggert, Kerrl Ehlers, Jennifer Erickson, Misty Estep, Shanna Ewing, Patrick Farrell, Hugh Fetters, Gabrielle Fielder, Jacqueline Fielder, Tarah Fisher, Catherine Fleming, Natalie Fox, Charles Freeborn, Randon Fugate, Candice Fusaro, Laura Gilbert, Mark Gines, Heather Gioffredi, Christina Glover, Brandon Good, Shawna Gould, Matthew Gray, Autumn Green, Marcos Green. Rebecca Grubb, Amy Hackbrath, Tangi Hafenback, Tammi Harms, LeCresha Harris, Krishna Hartzer, Joseph Henderson, Dawn Hentschel, Jaml Hergert, Christopher Hillegass, Jessica Hood, Ly Inthabounh, Melissa Irish, Michelle Johnson-Mentzer, Lacy Johnson, Danielle Jones, Lori Kirk, Nicholas Kirschbaum, Alexander Kneller, Heather Knox, Sara Kokke, David Lawrence, Leah Laxton, Ramonah Laxton, Jeremy Leckwold, Amy Lee, Tee Lee, Chantal LeFleur, Daniel Leonard, Leslie Lewis, Breonda Love, Lisa Lowe, Joshua Maddix. Lisa Martin, Alan Martinez, Nicolle May, Kelly McCue, Suzanne McKinney, Jacob McNatt, Devin Mefferd, Alisha Mikesell, Tasha Millard, Jessica Millsap, Ryan Mitchell, Aaron Moffitt, Barbara Moon, Tangela Myers, Michael Myrick, Kara , Jj :..,.. . . t imt.jhv rltiiiiitlMiiin ii itinlfiirt icho Misty Eggert Estep MWi M I:-, a r Heather Gioffredi Alexander Kneller O'Braza, Mary Ostrander, LaDawna Palmer, Kari-lynn Peterson, Andrew Phillips, Jerry Praseuth, Shawnae Raymond, Rodney Reinholdt, Kristy Rice, Athena Richardson, Meghan Richardson. Tanaya Roach, Mitchell Roerig, Gina Romero, Dannielle Schaffer, Amanda Sherod, Daniel Sims, Joshua Small, Moinca Spieker, Christina Standlee, Abagail Still, Lena Stoddard, Brandy Trapp, Morgan Trenhaile, Hope Twiss, Jennifer Ung, Jonathan Vance, Lindsay Vanfleet, Zachary Waller, Jeff Whitacre, Jessica Wilcox, Karl Williams, Renice Williams, Jeremiah Worley, Linda Xayavongvane, Allison Zenor. SOUTHEAST POLK HIGH SCHOOL Lr- fci pf j far f f--r ' I. H 'i h r. .. Whitney Carisa Lacey Jessica Nicole Jessica Bauer Carter Ebert Fox Gruber Heffernen Southeast Polk High School's top nine scholars represent the top 3 percent of a graduating class of 288. The graduates are: Kimberly Adams, Justin Agulnlga, Anthony Akes, Joshua Aldlnl, Jody Anderson, Nicholas Anderson, Mindy Andrews, Eric Bacon, Zachary Baetsle, Tiffany Banker, Jennifer Barloon, Whitney Bauer, Zachary Baze, Kelly Beattie, Erin Benda, Cassandra Bensley, Chase Bieghler, Casey Bird, Ashley Black, Benjamin Blair, Matthew Blair, Thomas Blakesley, Angela Blomquist, Derek Bodin, Lindsay Bodkins, Lindsey Boertje. Kristina Bortell, Alexander Bourne, Natalie Boyd, David Braun, Christopher Brooks, Danielle Brown, Shannon Brown, Tiffany Buckely, Joshua Burns, Casey Callison, Jill Callison, Nicholas Campbell, Carisa Carter, Dustin Cassler, Alicia Cateron, John Cavanaugh Jr., Paul Chalupsky, Roxanne Chilton, Erik Christensen, Janelle Cob-bley, Chad Coe, Katie Coghlan, Christopher Colbert, Elizabeth Cole, Rebecca Cole. Benjamin Collette, Danielle Cook, Jason Cowen, Chester Crawford, Daniel Curry, Donald Curtis III, Chelsea Dailey, Ashley Davidson, Ashley DeBoef, Tony DeLouls, Lindsey Denning, Matthew Dennis, Kristin DeVore, Casey Doran, Cynthia Dove, Misty Dunkin, Lacey Ebert, Ryan Edgeton, Michelle Ehrsam, Hannah Elkin. John Elwer, Jesse Fells, Megan Ferguson, Annette Fink, Charli Fisher, Jamie Fllckinger, Stephanie Fontana, Sara Fordyce, Frank Formaro, Jessica Fox, John Frost, Merlen Fry, Sandy Fulmer, Deanne George, Emily Gibbens, Alyson Girard, Michael Goldsberry, Jessica Gosselink, Joshua Graham, Amanda Grimes. Joshua Grooms, Nicole Gruber, Maggie Gulling, Ryan Hall, Chelsea Hanson, Hillary Hanson, Krlsten Harwell, Daniel Haynes, Jessica Heffernen, Angela Heim, lisha Heitman, Cole Henry, Eliza Hershey, Derrick Hills, Donald Hills, Kristina Hllzer, Daniel Hodges, Heather Hoffman, Katie Hoke, Tyler Marler Trsvnr Holland. Brand! P "' Holmes, Christopher Holt, Bradley Hook, Andrew Host, Tyler Hougham. Tyler Houseman, Charles Howald, Jana Howard, Lisa Howard, John Howells, Kevin Hugen Jr., Alex Hum mel, Heath Hutchison, Kathryn Jensen, Paul Johnson, Christopher Jones, Alisha Joynes, Jacob Juhl, Tyler Kalina, Valerie Nahno-Kerchee, Trista Kerger, Torie Kern, Joseph Kesling, Bradley Kiester, Justin Kingkade. Benjamin Kirbach, Megan Kline, Shannon Knipp, Dana Knisley, Katrina Kois, Kristina Kois, Konner Kooyman, Vance Lambert, Miquel Lam-bertl, Elizabeth Lauters, Trista Learning, Kyle Lincoln, Jarad Logan, Benjamin Lohmeier, Carolyn Looney, Jesse Lopez III, Marisol Lopez, Nicole Luloff, Jacqueline Luther. Shannon Mahedy, Tyler Marler, Carrie Martin, Karrie Mathews, Jennifer Maynes, Adam McCann, Katherine McCrea, Todd McGlnnity, Sara McManus, Stephen Mefferd, Joseph Meola Jr., Emily Meyer, Teresa Millang, Brandon Miller, Michael Miller, Quincy Miller, Sarah Mills, Gina Minyard, Jeremy Mobley, Jared Molloy, Mitchell Monroe, Michaelle Mundell, Amanda Nauman, Anthony Neff, Erik Newlin, Jeffrey Norris, Adam Northway, Kendra O'Connor, Joshua Olney Lacey Orth, Stephanie Osby, Brandon Overton, Elizabeth Palmer, Jessica Palmer, Brent Parsons, Hiren Patel, Russell Paul Jr., Amber Pearson. Kevin Petersen, Ronald Peterson, Nichole Phipps, Trevor Pinegar, Andrew Pohren, Justin Pollard, Sara Pollock, Spencer Powell, Ryan Pray, Amanda Pressley, Natalia Przybysz, Matthew Reis, Heather Richards, Mathew Rldgway, Andrew Rieger, Jacob Ritchhart, John Roepke II, vm mi 1,1 1 mm i . H ;W f T f - Kendra O'Connor Amy Ugulinl Jill Rohde, Mark Roland, James Romans, Kailan Ruppert, William Sage, Keith Sams, Leecheng Sayaxang, Linzi Schall, Lindsey Scharmotta, Jessica Schoonover, Melanie Schreurs, Nicoholas Schumacher, Carol Schweitzer, Joshua Schwit-ters, Scott Seiberling, Caleb Seibert, Wai Sham, Nathaniel Shorten, Brandon Singleton, Courtney Slater, Brian Smith, Jacob Smith, Nicholas Smith, Christine Solinger, Randi Squires, Lindze Stanley, Ashlee Steenhoek, Derek Steenhoek, Christopher Stockwell, Miranda Stuart. Marjorle Sullivan, Lisa Swarts, Christopher Thomas, Emily Thomas, Justin Thomas, Matthew Thompson, Nathan Thompson, Mackenzie Thorpe, Jimmy Tibben, Joseph Tollarl, Linda Toribio-Hdez, Erika Trafford, Jessica Tran, Bryon Triplett, Jacob Trotter, Sara Turnbow. Amy Ugulinl, Barry Van Boord, Spencer Vandeberg, Ethan Vander-schel, Todd VanDIke, Adam VanHaaften, Dennis Wagner Jr. Ashley Wall, Stacl Wall, John Warning, Ashley Webb, Derek Webb, Heather Wedum, Aaron Wells, Kylene Wentland, Loren West, Zachariah Wheeler, Nicholas Whetstone, Emily White, Michael White, Nathan White, David Wiley, Thomas Willey, Kip Williams, Matthew Wills, Richard Wing, April Wipf, Cullen Wolf, Stephanie Woodard, Lucas Woods, Jason Woodward, Amber Yackle. Art serves as diversion from cancer treatments The day after radiation sessions, Valerie Ferguson was climbing on scaffolding while painting a mural. By MADELAINE JEROUSEK REGISTER STAFF WRITER Of the dozens of paintings Valerie Ferguson has done during her time at Valley High School, there's one that will always stand out in her art teacher's mind. The painting is a self-portrait in which Ferguson is a porcelain marionette, with strings controlling her head and arms. Ever since being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in November, Ferguson said she has felt like that marionette, pulled in multiple directions by her doctors and parents, despite wanting to be a normal high school senior. "She felt pulled so much by the disease," said Tom Murphy, her art teacher at West Des Moines' Valley High School. Through some of the toughest times in the last seven months, the soft-spoken l&year-old's love of art kept her balanced. During that time, Ferguson completed her most significant piece of work yet a 32-foot-high mural in the old sanctuary of Goria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale. The vivid mural brought life to the dull room, and gave Ferguson a diversion from her illness. "It was my distraction," she said Between school work, school activities and doctors' appointments, Ferguson spent all her free time working on the mural each week. Brian Peter, director of youth and family ministry at Gloria Dei, said he was amazed to see Ferguson climbing around on scaffolding at the church the day after her radiation treatments. Most people would be too weak to leave the house, he said. Despite feeling exhausted much of the time, Ferguson went to class as often as she could and stayed up with her schoolwork. "She drags herself to this class even when she cant move." I N. ., . ..... i f I f '" I : , ? Ill ' ' ki i - 1 if ,; '-'r Y j V 4 - I 7t : ROBERT NANDELLTHE REGISTER Inspiration: After learning she had cancer, Valley High School's Valerie Ferguson decided to keep her life as normal as possible. Despite feeling exhausted, she continued to attend classes and even painted a mural at her church. Murphy said "She wants to be here so bad" The week after doctors diagnosed the cancer, Ferguson said she decided she wanted her life to be as normal as possible. Throughout her senior year she remained active as an athletic trainer for the wrestling team, participated in her church youth group and school art club, and played saxophone with the marching and concert bands. "I always thought, 'I'm not going to let this get me down,' " she said. Ferguson completed her radiation therapy in early May. She attended prom the following weekend and graduated May 26. She will attend the University of Northern Iowa in the fall, where she will study to be an art teacher. She will spend the summer doing mission work with her church youth group. One of the trips will take her to inner-city Los Angeles, where she and her friends will paint murals on the sides of churches. "It was sad to see her get set back by the disease," Murphy said "The amazing thing is she's always there, still going. It made her more determined to succeed." Reporter Madelalne Jerousek can be reached at (515) 284-8394 or jerousekmnews.dmreg.com Congratulations to the Class of 2002! Wishing you the best in cUyottr future endeavors! At aib.:. YOUR FUTURE IS OUR BUSINESS Attention Seniors: Call AIB to see how you may be eligible to take a tuition-free class this summer! 4-ffiSgggggilMBiBggg

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