Subj: Scottsdale High Graduate
Date: 12/28/00 2:55:28 PM Central Standard Time
From: MARK.E.ARDY@saic.com (Ardy, Mark E)
Mark E. Ardy
Senior Systems Operation Engineer
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
1-800-666-6337 Ex. 331
1983 - 1986: Flew for Sawyer Aviation while attending Scottsdale Community Collage.
1986 - 1987: Worked for Corporate Jets Inc. at Scottsdale Airport.
October 1988 Enlisted in the United States Navy.
Completed A school by graduating 2nd out of all classes (day's,
mid's, and eves) and was able to choose my first command, I chose the USS
Independence out of San Diego, California.
While assigned to the Indy I ensured proper set up and operations of Long Haul,
Line-of-Sight & Satellite communications equipment. Was called into action on August 2nd
1990 while on WestPac to stop Sadam Hussein from entering Saudi Arabia. We were the first
US carrier that entered the Persian Gulf in over 17 years at that point. We were part of a
lot of action before the war actually started and was never seen on CNN. And thus was part
of Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
I got out of the Navy and started with SAIC. I was assigned to a specialized task in
support of Sustaining Base Information Systems (SBIS) and the Installation Support Modules
(ISM) global fielding effort, which integrates Wide Area Networks (WAN), and Local Area
Networks (LAN) for the United States Army active, inactive, and reserve components.
I now live down in Sierra Vista, Arizona were its quite cooler than the valley
during the summer.
If anyone remembers me and would like to correspond my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Great. My name is Kevin Arnold. I graduated in 1983. I then joined the Navy and am now an airline pilot. I moved back to Phoenix in 2002. I have been married to my wife Tricia for the past sixteen years and have three children. My middle child has autism and am always interested in getting information about this now all to prevalent disease. I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks.
Date: 5/26/99 6:16:56 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dean Barbella)
My name is Dean Anthony Barbella. I did not graduate from Scottsdale High, as it closed in
1983. I spent three years at Scottsdale High, before moving on to Saguaro High. However, I
have always considered myself to be a beaver; and would like to register myself as such.
Also my sisters, Maureen and Donna attended Scottsdale as well. They now go by the names
Maureen Houser and Donna Hoffmann. An interesting note is that Donna met her husband Ted
Hoffmann at Saguaro High in 1984, following the closing of Scottsdale High. Ted was in my
grade, A senior at the time. They now have two children, Taylor (a boy) and Alex (a girl).
Maureen and her husband Jim have a new little boy, my God-son (Ethan). My youngest sister,
Melissa, is married to his best friend. She spent all four of her years at Saguaro High,
graduating in 1988.
Again, my name is Dean Anthony Barbella. I graduated in 1984. I played football and soccer
for the Beavers. I hung out with many people, particularly Jeff Neis, David Alexander, and
Tim Marsh. Of course, I sat behind Debbie Bajaima for most of my scholastic career, as our
names followed each other alphabetically. This I did not mind, because she was the hottest
girl at Scottsdale High. Colleen Calb and Lynn Vadassy were pretty hot too!
Finally, where am I now:
I am an Account Executive selling
Telephony, Data, & Networking solutions.
My address is:
765 Sutter Street, Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94109
My voice, fax, E-mail info is:
Subj: Class of '83
Date: 4/25/00 3:01:54 PM Central Daylight Time
From: TABraun@skiaspen.com (Braun, Tim A.)
Hello SHS'ers. Glad to see many of you on the site. I just found out about
it from our friend Robin (Webster) Perko. I'm a bit older now, married with
our first child on the way. After graduating from NAU (with Brent Havens
and Eric Nelson) I moved to Denver. We now live in El Jebel, CO and I'm
Director of Marketing for the Aspen Skiing Company. Thanks for the great
memories of SHS. Hope to see you up skiing!
18608 E. Allan Ln
Greenacres, WA 99016
Date: 5/30/00 3:04:35 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Leslie Cadby) 83?
Hello Fellow Beavers!!
Just a note to say how much I have enjoyed reading everyone's notes. We all have shared
something very special in our experience of SHS.
I can't be so boring just to register without adding a bit about my life since SHS. After
we graduated I went on an amazing tour of Europe with my buddy Jennifer Blanton (Jenny
B.'83). I went to UofA for two years. Roomed with Kristen Wagner Hustead '83 for those
years. We had a blast! Then went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and graduated in
'87 with a degree in Psych. I was married in '88, divorced in '90. Went to England to
coach British girls in cheerleading for the American Football League of England (Combined
Gridiron League) and also did desk top publishing for the League. Then moved back to
Sunriver, Oregon where I managed a ski shop for 5 years. Was in a ski accident where I
tore my ACL, but met the love of my life through the physical therapy I received. Married
Todd Cadby in '93 and moved to Livingston, Montana. We own a physical therapy clinic where
I am the office manager and he is the director of physical therapy. We have two children,
Ryan, 4 and Jessica, 2.
We had a blast visiting with SHS/Pima grads in March. Hope to do it again during our
reunion in October!
My brother George '81, is still in the Valley in case you missed his note. He lives in
Gilbert with his wife, Michele, and 3 children. He is just as nice and athletic as ever.
So sorry to hear that Luther Stewart died a while back. What a powerful teacher!!
Would love to hear from more of you guys. E-mail me anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subj: Always a Beaver
Date: 7/17/00 4:31:48 PM Central Daylight Time
My name is Don Cerimeli and I graduated in 1983. I am a Purchasing Manager for
U-Haul. I can still be found on Friday nights at prep football games around the valley
wearing stripes (official). I look forward to 2003 and seeing some old friends. Until then
take care. DonCphx@aol.com
Subj: Class of 83
Date: 3/1/00 10:40:11 AM Central Standard Time
Dawn Trocano (Clifford) here. It is so wonderful to scroll thru the graduate list and
catch up on so many old friends. A qui up date on things with me...I have two beautiful
girls, age 8 and 5. They are the joy of my life!! My husband and I (Dan Clifford class of
80) just moved back to AZ. after 6 yrs. of traveling to many different places. Most
recently we lived in the Bahamas for just over a year (my husband is in the hotel industry
so we traveled quite a bit) but after travel burn out we decided it was time to come home
to AZ. We wanted to raise our girls close to thier grandparents, aunt, uncles and cousins.
I would enjoy hearing from old friends and catching up on current doings in everyone's
lives. My email is DCjan13@aol.com
Does anyone else get a pain in their heart when they drive by the old SHS site and see the
hotels and apartments that have taken it's place??
Subj: Class of 1983
I'm Mindy Markman, formerly Mindy Covey. Shea (Lisa) Johnson (83) told me
about this website - she learned about it at the 20 year reunion... which
after listening to her stories, I'm sorry I missed it - sounds like it was
lots of fun.
As for me, after graduation, I attended ASU and graduated in 87 with a
Accounting. I worked for Arthur Andersen for a couple years which took me
to Cincinnati for almost a year. I ended up in Los Angeles in 1991 and have
been here ever since. I work as a CPA expert witness in family law forensic
accounting - basically I help the usually rich and not-so-famous get
I met my husband, Eric Markman, on the job - he was the computer guy.
been happily married for 5 years and have two adorable children: Jackson,
who is 3 and Makenna, who is 1. We also have a dog (Oedipus Rex and 4
cockatiels (Oliver, J.R., Holly and Elvis). Eric is a wonderful
stay-at-home dad, who moonlights with some computer software design,
development and consulting.
I have only kept in contact with a few SHS alumni, but would enjoy hearing
from old friends.
Date: 5/31/99 11:10:34 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Michelle Miller)
Please register me for Scottsdale High School Alumni:
Donna "Michelle" Dixon Miller
P.O. Box 63
Vanceboro, NC 28586
252 244-3018 (hm)
Graduated from Corona del Sol High School, Tempe....1985
Subj: Hello all you fellow Beavers!!!!!!!
Date: 1/12/00 12:19:30 AM Central Standard Time
My name is Eric Edwards and I graduated in 1983.
I am currently living in Vancouver, Washington with my wife. I would love to hear from any
fellow Beavers. Visiting this website sure has been a trip down memory lane. I look
forward to hearing from fellow alumni in the future. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subj: Congratulations Bill Farrell - Hello Class of '82!
Date: 98-01-11 19:44:09 EST
This is Ken Elliott (Class of '82). I wasn't around much senior year due to the fact that
I was one of the so-called "college boys". In order to receive social security
benefits (due to a parents' death) I had to be enrolled in college full time. Needless to
say, this was sort of humorous. I would go to college in the morning, have lunch and then
go back to high school to finish taking the classes needed to graduate in order to move on
to the next step in my education - college!
Now I've been notified by the Clinton Administration that in order to receive my PhD.
it is required that I take the 3rd Grade Equivalency Exam because of the 5 days I missed
at Paiute elementary school due to a cold! Things are a bit askew. Well, I did graduate
from high school and decided to move away from home and live in the City Of All Cities,
The Metropolis of My Native State, yes, that's right - Douglas, Arizona. Home of the
Phelps Dodge copper smelter. It wasn't as bad as it seems. Actually, I had alot of fun
according to what the people told me - I don't remember most of it! I attended Cochise
College and was a student in their flight program where I received my Private Pilot
Upon completion, I headed north to attend ASU where I completed my degree in geology,
studied at the graduate level and worked as a research assistant in a laboratory. For the
last 7 years I have been employed as a geologist in Arizona working on groundwater studies
and enjoying every minute of it. Well, almost. Believe it or not - I'm still a resident of
Scottsdale! I think you have a good thing going here. I know of quite a few SHS graduates
from the class of '82 who would be more than happy to drop in and say hello! I will notify
them of this site.
Take care, Ken
Subj: looking for...TRISH MCLEARY
Date: 98-01-14 16:51:51 EST
From: email@example.com (Thijs Franssen)
I donīt know if Titanīs are allowed here on a Beaver page. I was an exchance
student from The Netherlands and went to Arcadia, but my biggest friend went to SHS and
now Iīm looking for her: TRISH MCLEARY (class of ī83) where are you!
Thijs Franssen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Subj: Add me to the list please
Date: 2/4/00 6:39:02 PM Central Standard Time
Hi! My name is Lisa (Gantz) Roth - Class of 83! Just found out about this site by going to
the Parada del Sol Parade. I do graphic design from my home in Chandler, married with 1
son named Jake. I would love to hear from fellow SHS Alumni.
Please keep me updated. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 7/27/99 12:03:51 AM Central Daylight Time
Greetings from Humble, Texas! My name is Sara Gates-Lewis. I am a 85' graduate of Saguaro
High School since SHS closed in 1983. I still consider myself a Beaver to the end! My
claim to fame is that my father, Philip E. Gates was the superintendent of the Scottsdale
School District during SHS's sad closure. He was for closing Arcadia, not just because I
attended SHS, but because of the growth trend predicted in the North Valley. Go figure!
I attended Northern Arizona University and graduated with a Social Work degree. Currently
I am a Research Coordinator for The Texas Medication Algorithm Project with the University
of Texas and I am pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work. My husband of 6 years (no
kids) moved us to Texas so he could coach football. As you know, high school football in
Texas is next to religion! Thank you for having this web site. SHS was such a great
school...I treasure my brick!
Please add me to the registration list. E-mail address is SGates85@aol.com
Subj: Hi SHS grads!
Date: 10/3/00 10:04:53 AM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Johnson, Karrie F)
Hello class of 83'! I am Karrie Johnson (Gonnerman) and live in Scottsdale,
AZ. I missed the 10 year reunion as I was out of state... but can't wait to
see all of you at the reunion this weekend or at the 20th class! It is nice
to see some familiar names on this great site.
I am married and work at EDS as a Director of Operations. You can reach me
Subj: long-lost school
Date: 5/20/00 11:54:53 AM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Russ Shaffer)
Hi, my name is Tammy (Hall) Shaffer and was in the last graduating class
I found this site from Tim Marsh and think this is so great! I have
lived in Mesa awhile now and always get melancholy when I go past the
'ole homestead (home and school). I am married to a great guy, 10 years
now, and we have 2 wonderful kids; a 8 1/2 yr. old daughter, Casey, and
a 6-year old son, Tim. I'm busy doing the "mom" thing, plus cleaning
homes part time and am a Creative Memories consultant too. My husband
teaches high school in south Pheonix. I will definately pass this site
on to anyone who I come across...plan on attending the all-class reunion
with my older sister, Jenny (class of '74)..would love to hear from
anyone who wants to take the time to email!
Subj: Traci Hutchison 1983
Date: 7/13/00 5:13:31 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Bill Parry)
Traci Lynn Parry (Hutchison)
Live in the north valley with my husband Bill, sons Ryan and Zachary, and
daughters Emily and Braylee.
Date: 98-01-10 10:08:16 EST
I am Lisa (Hughes) Gjere and I am so excited to find out about this web page!
I am among many Scottsdale High School graduates who miss the old Beaver domain.
I went there from 1979 - 1983 (last graduating class) as did my sister in-law,
Julie Pauer) Gjere. My parents also attended Scottsdale High,
Barbara (Schulte) Hughes and Wayne Hughes, but I'm sure they will be leaving
their own messages here! Can't wait to see who stops in -
Subj: Class of 83
Date: 7/19/00 3:53:23 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Energy Distribution)
My name is Mike Johnson, Class of 83. I have been around the world. I live in California
now and I'm a Electrical contractor. I have a wonderful wife and two wonderful children.
Have a nice day.
Date: 1/28/00 11:05:00 PM Central Standard Time
From: email@example.com (kaatz89)
Wow! What a treasure to find this site. Greetings to all fellow Beavers and especially the
class of 1983. I always tell people the school had to close after we graduated because the
best is always saved for last. What a great place Scottsdale High School was, I hope we
realized that while we were there rather than solely as a nostalgic afterthought.
I have stayed in the valley since graduation and currently live in the once sleepy town of
Gilbert. I went to SCC for a couple of years and then graduated fom ASU. I met my
beautiful wife of ten years, Karin, at SCC in 1984. She is a Chaparral graduate, I
consider her acceptance of my wedding proposal to be my greatest accomplishment to date.
We have not been blessed with any children, I guess Tony Z. must have gotten the ones we
were supposed to have.
It is great to see the names of so many friends that I have not kept in contact with, I
look forward to getting back in touch with you.
Date: 6/1/99 9:57:22 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (kiki blatchford)
Hello everyone from my past! Remember me? I didn't get to graduate from there, they
shipped me off to Saguaro after we closed!!! I am Kiki Kaff Blatchford.
Yes, my name is even more horrible now. My big brother Mike Kaff was in the last
I live in Kingman, AZ now, I'm married and have a 9 year old daughter. I'm a Respiratory
therapist up here. Anyone remember the Beaver movie the senior class put on with Brian
Quinn as the Beav? Any way
my brother now lives in San Diego with his wife and 2 kids ages 6 and 4. He has a brick
from the school on his bookshelf. I was glad I found this site. Feel free to e-mail me:
Subj: fellow alumni
Date: 7/22/99 11:57:57 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Mike Kaff)
I am a graduate of the 1983 (last class) My name is Mike Kaff. I live
in San Diego. Married with two kids. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subj: SHS Grad - 1983
Date: 4/7/00 4:40:23 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Tim P. Marsh)
My name is Tim Marsh and I graduated from SHS in 1983. After graduation I joined to Navy
and spent the next 9 years sailing around the world and teaching electronics. I left the
Navy in 1992 and went back to school (Old Dominion University) to pursue a degree in Civil
Engineering. I am now employed as a Senior Designer with the Engineering consulting firm
of Rummel, Klepper and Kahl in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have to great children, Jessica
(9) and Matthew (7 mths).
While at SHS I played tennis and soccer. I've been in contact with some other 1983 grads
via PlanetAlumni.com and Classmates.com, but have not been back to Scottsdale since 1992.
I missed the 10 year reunion but I hope to attend the 20 year reunion. If anyone has any
info, or as info becomes available, please e-mail, write or call me.
My personal information is as follows:
829 Windom Place
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Subj: SHS Class of 1983!
Date: 1/25/99 8:46:41 PM Central Standard Time
Greetings from the last class president of SHS class of 1983! My husband found this site
and I was thrilled to "sign on". This is Kym (Leicht) Marshall. I currently
reside in Gilbert, AZ. I didn't move too far away. I have only kept in touch with a few of
my high school friends and would love to hear from anyone that would remember me.
I have been married for 7 years and have 2 girls ages 5 and 2. They keep me busy along
with my full time job as a Demonstration Teacher for the Mesa Public Schools. I work as a
consultant to teachers who teach mentally disabled students. It's alot of fun. My husband
used to be a teacher but got out and went into business for himself. We own the Paradise
True Value in the Sundown Plaza at Scottsdale and Shea. It's acutally off of 71st place.
It's a great little hardware store. Maybe we will run into some of you "locals"
at the store. We also bought a "Blimpie" in Mesa. It's been quite a learning
experience but worth it.
I will gladly pass this address onto anyone I run into. What a great way to keep in touch.
I've already started thinking about the reunion in 2003. So, John Rudolph, I will be
contacting you. Please feel free to contact me at KTMMESA@AOL.COM. I look forward to
hearing from you. Kym
Update: October, 2000
It was great to see everyone at the Reunion on the 7th. I
hope we have a great turn out for the 2003 20 year reunion of the class of 1983. More
information will be posted on the website as it becomes available and arrangements are
Just a little update as of October 2000. I have been married for 9 years to Ken Marshall.
We met while teaching at the same junior high. He was the football coach and I was the
cheer coach. Sick, right? Anyway, we have 3 children. Our oldest came to us at 15 during
our first year of marriage. If you are an ASU football fan you may recognize him. His name
is Gerald Green and has been a wonderful addition to our family. He has graduated from ASU
and is working the professional football league circle. What a rollercoaster that is. We
also have 2 girls ages 7 and 4. The 4 year old has red hair and the temper to match. She
is a spark plug. The 7 year old is quieter and has a knack for dancing. We are very proud
of all our kids. We live in the town of Gilbert with my parents living about a mile away
in Val Vista Lakes. My brother Greg lives just over the Gilbert border in Mesa. He is a
golf professional at the Phoenician. He has a daughter who just turned 6. My youngest
brother Brad who has Down's Syndrome is living in a group home in Tempe and absolutely
We have sold the Paradise True Value Hardware store in Scottsdale and now own 2 Blimpie
Sub and Salad stores in Mesa. I am still working for Mesa Public Schools as a Program
Specialist in the Special Education department primarily working with the Mentally
disabled population. It is fascinating to work with such a diverse group of teachers and
students. I also represent parents in the Gilbert area as a Parent Advocate in order to
support them in their disabled child's education. My husband is busy with the stores and
our commerical supply business, Marshall-Southern. He volunteers time as a coach with Mesa
as well. We have a very busy family but it all seems to work.
I would love to hear from former classmates. This has been a great tool for communication
and I appreciate all the work Bill Farrell puts into it. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. We will be having our 20 year reunion soon. Time will fly by
and it will be upon us before you know it. Take care! Kym (Leicht) Marshall
Date: 6/10/00 12:37:31 PM Central Daylight Time
My name is Becky (Matan) Gonzalez. I'd like to register, even though I only
attended one year at SHS. Some might remember me, I came from Gary, Indiana.
Had a wonderful experience at SHS, wish we would have had the opportunity
to graduate from Scottsdale High. I'm trying to locate Chris Crofts, Heather
Richardson, Lori Dudzig, Jen Mosley. My email is RGonz62744@sbcglobal.net.
Hope to see you at the Beaver Bash 2000!!
Subj: Alumni Registration
Date: 8/17/99 12:15:27 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike McCann)
Hello, My name is Mike McCann. While I did not get the opportunity to
graduate Scottsdale, I did thoroughly enjoy the two years I attended
1981-1983, before moving on to Saguaro where I graduated in 1985.
My favorite memories:
Mrs. Caskey, Mr John Dant, "Uncle Norm" Stanley, The final
Scottsdale/Arcadia football game (Beavers 37, Titans 7), The final
Scottsdale/Arcadia Wrestling match - don't remember the final points, but it
was the biggest Orange Crush in school history - as well as the best
attended wrestling match! The "Haunted" auditorium, Round Table Pizza, SHS
Drum & Bugle Corps, Orange Crush drinking contest @ Beaver's Paradise, The
Ranch House Bugers. First time at the midnight movies, first time to drink
straight whiskey, first time to come home sick (all on the same night).
All grown up now....Married 9 years, 2 kids - 6 & 2; never left metropolitan
I'd love to hear from you - AZMcCann@hotmail.com
Date: 11/7/98 1:03:46 AM Central Standard Time
From: email@example.com (David Murray)
Hello fellow ex-Beavers,
My name is David Murray and graduated in 1983- the last class. I (finally) graduated from
ASU with a Masters in Planning & Management and currently am Manager of Market
Alliances and Product Planning with a Phoenix healthcare software firm. After shorts
stints in NYC and most recently Philadelphia, I've managed to plant roots in the Moon
Valley area. I've been married for almost 9 years to a Thunderbird HS grad- no children!
Hey Tony Z, nice to see you're still around. Yes, I hear from Greg Burris now and then.
He's a pilot now and resides in Detroit. Rick Andrews is back after living in the LA area
and Hawaii for a while. He's with Norwest and is married to a physician (at least I think
she is after all those years of school!) And finally, I believe John Kelly is back in NYC
after returning to Scottsdale for a year or so. Thanks to the webmaster for the
Subj: Not a grad.
Date: 10/4/99 8:15:15 PM Central Daylight Time
My name is Matt Nebgen. I was in the last freshman class at SHS. While not a grad I had 3
older brothers graduate in 74, 75, 76. I graduated in 86 from Gerard Catholic High School
which closed in 89... I must be the walking kiss of death to high schools.
I remember my time at SHS as the best experience growing up. Not 1 day at Gerard could
compare to the 1 year I had at SHS. The friends made in that one year were stolen when the
school closed and I regretfully made a bad decision in attending Gerard from a social
aspect (not academically).
I was wondering if you are ever contacted from undergraduates like myself who were robbed
of our chance to carry on a great tradition.
Please e-mail me at BMNEB@ AOL.com
NEVER FORGET SHS
Date: 9/22/00 7:26:26 PM Central Daylight Time
Hi I amLori Troggio (Neil) of the last graduating class of 1983. I live in INdiana near
Purdue University. I have 3 amazing sons andIwill be attending the reunion........thanks
Subj: Please tell me how to register on the site
Date: 10/9/00 12:54:20 AM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Barbara/Don Nordlund)
We met and talked briefly at the ramada just before 5:00 Sunday.
Don Nordlund, Social Studies Teacher 1972-1983
8433 E. Angus Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480)946-8026
Date: 7/25/99 10:37:27 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (John Qoyawayma)
Subj: Class of '83
Date: 8/24/00 12:06:57 AM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Oselette)
Hello to all SHS Alumni.
I would like to register as an alumni.
2402 Caladium Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30345
Date: 4/28/99 12:13:13 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Leslie Cadby)
Hello SHS Website:
I would like to register as an alumni.
Leslie Randolph Cadby '83
601 Robin Lane
Livingston, MT 59047
Subj: RE: Registration
Date: 12/20/00 10:26:58 AM Central Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt)
Count me in! Here's my info
Class of 1983
Married to Rachel Gastala on August 12, 2000 (we met in grad school)
School after SHS:
BS from ASU in 1989
MS in Occupational Therapy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
in August of 2000
Currently living in Phoenix and working at Southwest Human Development.
John W. Rudolph
Subj: Gone but Definitely Not Forgotten...
Date: 98-01-13 19:01:01 EST
From: email@example.com (John & Elaine Rudolph)
This is fantastic! We all know that plenty of fellow alumni and friends of Scottsdale
High still reside in the valley. It is unfortunate that we do not keep in as close touch
as we used to.
I relish any opportunity to see friends and hear stories of our alma mater. I
still live in Scottsdale and have a wonderful family.
Following graduation I attended ASU gaining a degree in computer engineering and am
currently a design engineer for the General Motors Truck Group at the proving ground in
Scottsdale High is the source of many fantastic memories and I still miss it when I
drive past. We need to work as hard as we can to preserve its memory as part of the
foundation of Scottsdale.
Keep up this page and I will pass the address along to as many as I can. I am
currently the president of the Scottsdale Jaycees (best known for the Parada del Sol) and
have contact with many Beavers through this. Hopefully we can grow this and
ultimately arrange some kind of function to get together.
John W. Rudolph Class of 1983
Update 1 August, 1999:
Just a quick update...I still live in Scottsdale with my two boys
and look forward to getting remarried in October to a Coronado grad (oh
Address: 8602 E. Clarendon Scottsdale, AZ 85251
I would love to help in any way possible for the all class event in
2000. Can't wait to see all fellow alumni there and around town.
Subj: Sandy Sanders Havranek - Class of '83
Date: 5/14/99 3:52:22 PM Central Daylight Time
It seems like just yesterday we were walking the halls of Scottsdale High School. I was
devestated when I returned from living in Cleveland, Ohio to see that our school had been
destroyed and taken over by condominiums. It was so sad!!
I haven't had much of a "career" so to speak. I am busy raising two children and
taking care of a household, PTA, car pools, etc. The mothering sort of thing. It's been
very challenging, but very fulfilling.
Please contact me if you would like to rehash the past. I think about SHS often. It went
by too fast.
Date: 4/10/99 4:49:19 PM Central Daylight Time
Please add me to the list. I'm Kim (Sanders) Connors class of 1983. I'm married to Shawn
Connors class of 1981and we have two kids. I will have to let other people know
about this web site. I can be reached at my e-mail address: KJConnors1@aol.com. Looking
forward to hearing from the class of "83"
Date: 4/10/99 4:49:19 PM Central Daylight Time
Please add me to the list. I'm Kim (Sanders) Connors class of 1983. I'm married to Shawn
Connors class of 1981and we have two kids. I will have to let other people know
about this web site. I can be reached at my e-mail address: KJConnors1@aol.com. Looking
forward to hearing from the class of "83"
Date: 9/5/00 8:17:09 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Patrizia Richardson)
Hi all, I'm so glad to have found this website, thanks to my mom! This
is Patrizia (Scaramella) Richardson, and I was a graduate in 1983, the
famous last graduating class.
After high school, I attended MCC and got an AA degree. Shortly
thereafter I met Eric, and we married. Since he was in the Air Force we
moved to Oklahoma City where I got a Bachelor's degree in Medical
Technology. We moved to Utah for a couple of years but ended back in
AZ. I am currently working as a Virologist at Sonora Quest Labs in
Tempe, and hoping that UofA Medical School will accept me! I have no
children, just three crazy beagles, two of which are champions.
I am looking foward to the reunion, especially since I missed my ten
year. I'd like to say hi to Robyn Webster, Rhonda Jonston, Maria Way
and Kim ! If anyone of you guys reads this please send me an email, or
anyone else wanting to say hi! My email is email@example.com.
Subj: Class 0f 1983
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003 6:46:49 AM
My name is Steve Sheldon. I graduated from SHS in 1983. A few of my classmates
had recently told me about this wonderful website, and having had such
a positive experience as a Beaver, I decided to register. Here is my bio
from 1983 to present (May 2003). Please pardon its length.
Since I graduated from SHS, I graduated from the University of Arizona
in December 1987 with a Bachelor's of Secondary Education (Science, specifically
biology, with teaching minors in both chemistry and mathematics). At the
time I graduated, I was working as a waiter/bartender at a Red Lobster
here in Tucson; I kept this job until 1994, which meant that at times
I was holding three different jobs simultaneously.
Immediately after graduation, I started substitute teaching for the Amphitheater
and Catalina Foothills districts in the spring semester of 1987. The following
fall, I got my first "real" teaching job, teaching middle school
math to students in an alternative program in the Sunnysided district.
Admittedly, I wasn't really prepared for the type of students I was going
to have to deal with (since then, I've heard news accounts of one who
killed another kid in a gang-related incident, and another that was murdered
in a drug-related incident, and these are just two that I've heard of...),
and I also was spreading myself a bit thin - I was not only teaching and
working at Red Lobster, I was also tutoring several hours per week at
a tutoring business run by my college advisor, and I was taking a couple
of classes to get middle-level certification. Anyway, at the end of the
year, the principal and I decided it would be better if I didn't seek
to renew my contract. The following school year, I went back to substitute
teaching, working at Red Lobster, and I actually took over the tutoring
business from my former advisor, who found an opportunity in Jackson Hole,
Wyoming. (Although I worked hard, I never really got the hang of delegating
tasks to my fellow tutorers; as a result, I had to close the business
at the end of the 1989-1990 school year, since we weren't generating enough
revenue to pay rent on the office space.)
In the spring semester of the year, I found a part-time position for
the duration of the year at Cross Middle School in the Amphitheater district,
teaching eighth grade science to three classes (approximately 100 students).
Middle school kids are a special animal, and although I dealt better with
these students than the ones in the alternative program, I decided I didn't
have the right personality to teach middle school kids year in and year
out. In the summer of 1990, I landed two interviews at Canyon del Oro
High School, which had been the school I had student-taught at and the
place I really wanted to teach. The math interview was a week before the
science interview. After the math interview, I was told I could take a
career position in math, or maybe or maybe not get the short-term position
in science (depending on how that interview went). Figuring a bird in
the hand was worth two in the bush, I took the math position. My first
couple of years were a little rocky, with some successes and some failures
- much the same as you'll hear any teacher tell about the days when they
were young and inexperienced. I was reaching many of my students, but
my biggest failing was classroom management. In addition to teaching full
time, I was still working at Red Lobster, and I took on the position of
the CDO Chess Coach. I started becoming a better teacher as time progressed.
In fall of 1993, I was being a faculty volunteer at a CDO swim meet when
a student from my first year at CDO, Jeri Carter, introduced me to her
older sister Lisa. Like me, Lisa was a relatively new teacher, although
she taught special needs students at an elementary school. We started
dating, and the following summer, Lisa moved in with me.
In October of 1994, I gave up my job at Red Lobster (I really had enjoyed
working there, but I wanted to spend more time with Lisa), and then in
November, I proposed to Lisa. We remained engaged for a year, getting
married in 1995. At this point, I was down to one job (although during
chess season, it felt like two jobs - being chess coach is a lot more
work than most people probably realize!) Life went on (as it usually does),
and on May 21, 1998, Lisa had the first of our two daughters, Sarah Ann.
I didn't realize what a profound impact parenthood would have on me! How
such a tiny thing could come to be so completely precious to me. When
Lisa was coming around after the C-section, I sat next to her, our daughter
cradled in my arms, and I sobbed, "Meet your new daughter, love..."
Later that year (fall of 1998), my chess team was blessed to be loaded
with talented players. We took a 12-0-1 record into the state championship
tournament, held at Gilbert High school that year. Gilbert high school
was the highest ranking team present. Defending state champ Nogales High
School was ranked second. My team (whose tie earlier in the year had been
in a match against Nogales) was ranked third out of the 16 teams invited
to the tournament. Unsurprisingly, we easily won our first two rounds,
and then in the third round, were paired up against Nogales. Due to me
not waking the kids up early enough (I had not allowed enough time to
travel to/from breakfast), we were actually late showing up to the round
and so my kids had a time disadvantage on top of everything else. My team
performed like champions, though, and we upset Nogales to advance to the
championship round against Gilbert. Against Gilbert, all five of my kids
were playing against higher-rated opponents, but played tough - with the
first three games concluded, we were up 2 to 1, but on the last two boards
we were losing, so it looked as if we would lose 2-3. However, when all
seemed lost, my fifth board player found a clever sacrifice that turned
a lost game into a draw, so we ended up tying the match, 2.5-2.5. Unfortunately,
Gilbert had an ever-so-slight advantage in tiebreaks, and so they were
declared the champions, but I was never prouder of any of my teams for
the gutsy performance they displayed.
Of course, around this time, Lisa and I came to the realization that
if we wanted to have a second child, we could not both afford to be teachers
anymore. I started taking some computer classes at Pima Community College
in the evenings, with the intent of becoming a computer programmer. Although
I love teaching, and in a fair universe I would be teaching still, I love
my daughters even more, so I gave up teaching so I could better provide
for my daughters. In fall of 1999, the Amphitheater School District (in
which Lisa and I both taught) was in a financial shambles, with a school
board that drew much attention to itself for its blundering and internal
bickering, and a very angry teaching staff, tired of year after year of
1.5-2.5% raises. Anyway, the district was whipped to a fever pitch - the
students at both high schools had walked out in support of their teachers
- and the teacher's contracts still hadn't been signed in October. The
school board meeting where they were deciding how much of a raise to give
the teachers drew several thousand, and had to be held in the Amphitheater
High School auditorium. The teachers were holding out for a (respectable,
for us) 5% raise. The school board gave whoever wanted 5 minutes each
to speak their mind; needless to say, even though they were being strict
about the 5 minute limit, it was to be a long meeting. My speech was actually
well under the time allotted; I simply stated who I was, the fact that
my wife was also a teacher in the district, and that although it was the
hardest thing I'd ever had to say, that I was almost certainly leaving
teaching at the end of the year to become a computer programmer (a risky
thing, since I hadn't even finished taking classes at the time!). At the
end of the speech, I did allow a touch of bitterness in, saying I would
"allow a 5% chance" that I would return the following year (although
I had no intention of doing so). My last line drew cheers from the crowd,
and as I returned to my seat, a group of students yelled out, "We
love you, Mr. Sheldon!" I quietly cried in my seat for a while, but
paid enough attention to notice that my department chairman, Chris Yetman,
got up after I did and basically chewed out the school board for creating
the situation that forced me to make such a decision. He told me later
that he had actually had prepared a speech citing statistics and other
reasons why they should give us our raise, but that my surprise announcement
had made him change his speech on the spot.
Spring of 2000 was my last semester of teaching. At the faculty breakfast
at the end of the year, we would always have an "awards/goodbye"
ceremony, celebrating those who had had significant accomplishments during
the school year, and praising those who knew they weren't returning for
whatever reason (retirement, short-term contracts, transfer, greener pastures,
whatever). It was a very touching moment when I was being announced that
the entire staff (many of whom had children that I had taught over the
years) gave me a standing ovation.
I started at my current position as a software engineer at a local nanotopography
company called ADE Phase Shift on May 22, 2000. In a nutshell, we produce
tools that measure the surface of the silicon wafers that computer chips
are made of to nanometer tolerances. Eventually, our tools end up as part
of an assembly line. My job is to have the computers that run our tool
talk to the computers in the factory using a standardized message set
and protocol called SECS/GEM. I have currently created this interface
for our metrology tool called the NanoMapper (and it's more advanced version,
the NanoMapper FA), and am currently working on a similar interface for
our newest tool (which measures wafer shape) called WaferSight.
Late spring/early summer 2001 brought two significant events to my life.
My father had quadruple bypass surgery in March; seven weeks later, on
May 14, he passed away due to congestive heart failure. I missed saying
goodbye to him by 40 minutes; I left Tucson too late. Exactly one month
later, my second daughter Jessica was born. To this day, I get depressed
when I hear the song, "The Living Years", by Mike and the Mechanics;
most of the lyrics are too eerily familiar to events that happened in
my own life.
Anyway, the last two years have been pretty uneventful. I'm enjoying
my role as father of two wonderful little girls, husband to an adorable
and sweet wife, and I actually enjoy being a software engineer - I mean,
it's not teaching, but it's interesting and challenging. I haven't read
any of the other bios, but I'm assuming this one is probably too long
already. I've said enough for now. Beavers Forever!
Subj: Wow....What a blast from the past.....Please add
me to the list.
Date: 8/30/00 12:19:57 AM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Shroyer)
James Shroyer........CLASS OF 1983....
I got a call out of the blue, and was told about the SHS Website......Okay I am a little
behind the times in my Internet Surfing.....
I am still a home body and actually live up off Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale Rd. Pretty
that the area I live in is the area I used to ride dirt bikes growing up. Anyone remember
parties out at the Water Hole???.....I actually live north of there. Always seemed a half
Now I drive it everyday. Anyway, enough of that boring stuff.....Details / Details.......
I've been married for 8 years now to Jeannie Novotny (Class of 1984 Saguaro). Didn't start
her until 1990. She works for Northwest Airlines and is on Maternity leave as we speak.
We just had our second baby....Connor James Shroyer .....06-16-00. Our first was
Kaitlyn Elizabeth Shroyer.....09-29-95.
Jeannie and I will be moving in March 2001. Joining many people we know down in
Gilbert. Great area for new houses etc. Need to move to a area more suited for the family.
Everyone up here is older and retired. All of them are playing golf at Grayhawk or TPC I
I am a Account Manager for Avnet. I work in the Hewlett Packard UNIX division at the new
AVNET building just off the 101 and Warner. I guess I turned into quite the computer geek.
I look forward to hearing from any of my old class mates......
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 7/23/99 7:24:35 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (kelly smith)
kelly smith 1983
Subj: I gotta brick,too.
Date: 98-02-04 23:33:33 EST
Hi Page! I am writing this for myself and maybe on behalf of my daughter, Patti. I used
to drive school bus for Scottsdale and Patti was in the last graduating class. Boy, it
sure was gut wrenching when the decision was made to close down the BEAVER dam. Patti
still lives in the Valley and I now live in Ohio. I was so happy to run across this site.
I printed up some of the class of "80" postings and I'm gonna send them to Pat.
Good luck to all of you and try to keep in touch with each other....no matter how far you
may travel. Oh, yah, the brick! I worked for the district and I got a good one, had it
painted up with the date and a beaver and I gave it to Patti. I believe it is still
sitting on her desk. Bye page. Hope to see you again.
Subj: Class 0f 1983
Hello E-Beavers! I'm Susan Szotek, class of '83. Like all
of you, my life has gone through many changes, most notably the birth
of my son who is now in college. I've been living in San Francisco
proper since 1991 and love it here! But I'm still glad I went to
Scottsdale High. Cheers!
Subj: Class 0f 1983
I'm Anthony j. Thompson and I graduated in the final class of 83'.
I currently live in Kirkland (Seattle) Washington. Because my father was
the Public Relations Director for the City of Scottsdale at the time,
I do possess all of the news articles published in 92', in relation to
the demolition of the school. I would be happy to download these into
your archive when and if the format should exist. If anyone should be
interested, the primary SHS archive went to the Scottsdale/Maricopa County
School District, some material to Scottsdale Public Library. Thank you
for your attention. Anthony J. Thompson TANGO06@MSN.COM
Subj: Attended SHS
Date: 1/14/00 10:46:40 AM Central Standard Time
From: btower@OLGC.COM (Tower, Brian)
What a wonderful site. I only attended Scottsdale High in 1983, and then I
was forced to move on to Coronado. I have really fond memories of SHS and my
fellow classmates, and the site you put up is great. My wife and our two
beautiful daughters live in Scottsdale, and I am currently employed as a
Information Technology Manager. I would like to hear from fellow classmates
if you are out there. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subj: Finding Friends
Date: 1/6/00 9:20:03 PM Central Standard Time
I was a junior in 83. My name is Renee Townsend (now Murphy). I moved away after they
closed SHS. I never really got to see any of my old theater buddies again. So hey guys
where are ya? I live in Austin TX. I've been married to a Saguaro High grad (class 82) for
13 years. I visit Scottsdale often. I have 2 children, a 12yr old boy and a 9yr old girl.
I'd love to hear from everyone, TJ Duquette where are you? Also Louise Bagnato and Bill
Kneeland. My e-mail address is email@example.com contact me anytime. I teach 1st
grade by day and check my mail by night. This a great site!
Date: 9/28/00 1:02:18 AM Central Daylight Time
Hi! I'm Penny
(Unsworth) Keegan. I graduated from S. H. S. in 1983. I got my BS in Medical Technology at
A. S. U. in 1988 and have worked at a hospital in Phoenix ever since. I met my future
husband in 1989 and we married in '92. We have no children and a house full of cats and
Cheryl Warner and Blaise
Subj: Cheryl Warner '83 (and Blaise Thompson)
Date: 9/30/00 11:10:10 PM Central Daylight Time
After graduation my family moved, and I took my stepdad's last name (Downs). I went to
Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and got my degree. I moved back to Arizona and
eventually started a career with American Express. I've worked for them now for over 11
years and am currently a project manager. I married Blaise Thompson (he started at Arcadia
and finished at Scottsdale in '83). We've been married for almost 11 years, and we've got
2 boys (4 and 6 years old). I've lost touch with all my dear friends from band, but
they're all still near and dear to me. Feel free to contact me anytime!
16456 N. 47th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Date: 10/5/00 12:25:40 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (William West)
I recently found the Arizona Republic article regarding the Scottdale
High School all-class reunion, and am thrilled to see you organizing
this. I know what a job this is, as I have done the same for my Prescott
High School alma mater several times. But it is well worth the effort,
for seeing classmates after many years is so much fun. It is sad,
though, not having the old campus to walk through again, to bring back
memories treasured from long ago.
I began teaching in the Scottsdale School District in 1963 at Navajo
School, and many of my students became Beavers. Then in 1977, I
transferred to Scottdale High and became a Beaver myself until we closed
in 1983. The subjects I taught were biology and physical science. I
also coached freshman and JV football teams, track, and the freshman and
JV wrestling teams during my tenure. So I met, coached, and instructed
hundreds of Beavers, watching them grow from youngsters to young adults.
Hopefully, I had a positive impact on their lives, as all teachers wish.
Of course, once they left to pursue their futures, contact was broken and
rarely did we see them again.
Now you come back together to reminisce about the old times, and to share
some of the fun you had in your youth. I'm sure the time will be filled
with smiles, handshakes and hugs, and even tears. As you gather, stop
for a minute and remember your teachers. We enjoyed you also, although
at the time you probably didn't believe it. Students must be pushed,
challenged, and guided all the while they are kicking, screaming, and
straining against authority with all the strength of their youth. But in
the wings you didn't see us also laughing, crying, and swelling with
pride as we touched each of your fragile lives. I look back at the
individuals I met with fond memories. Sometimes I will meet a Beaver at
the store, or the zoo, or elsewhere as we walk through our daily
activities. It means so much to me when they stop me and say, "I
remember your class at Scottsdale High," or, "Do you remember when we
beat the pants off Independence High?". Even old retired teachers have
long and cherished memories.
Enough nostalgia. Say hello to the Beavers of Scottsdale High School for
me. The campus may be gone, but part of our souls still roam those
hallowed halls, hand in hand with Father Time. Let the vision of the old
Scottdale High School burn brightly through the eyes of its graduates at
Date: 98-05-13 19:46:24 EDT
Hello, I am Tony zumMallen.
I have the distinction of being the very last graduate of SHS in May of 1983. It was an
interesting cerimony especially the gathering of the Alumni as a last horrah. I would like
to be kept up to date so I will check in occasionally. Please add me to any lists
pertaining to the Alumni.
Oct 1, 1999: Just a wee update - I may be the first SHS class of '83
Grandpa. 5/19/99 - LOGAN was born healthy to my oldest daughter. My other four children
ages, 15, 10, 6, 16mo. Mt family and I live in the subburbs of Kansas City, MO., a little
town called Lee's Summit.
I recently left Sprint to head a division of a communications engineering and installation
company, about 2 miles from the front door.
Wheeler, remember the "Pantera's" next to your house.
From: Deborah Heraldson Brown
Deborah Heraldson Brown
Class of 1985 (Saguaro High)
NAU graduate 1991
Married in 1993
Worked as Interior Designer for a large firm in Orange county / L.A. for
Had two cute kids.
Moved to Denver for 4 years. Learned how to ski!
Moved back to Scottsdale with my wonderful family. Learned how to
I'm enjoying being a mom...
Drop me a line.
My address is 7584 E.Corrine Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Subj: Class of '84
Date: 9/27/00 10:06:44 PM Central Daylight Time
Michael Clifford here. Hope everyone is well.
Life after high school has been great. Went right to work and pretty much meandered here
and there. Right now I work at a mortgage company called First Horizon Home Loan
I'm married to the love of my life, Kelly, for six years now. She's from the west side of
Phoenix. Who'd a thunk it? We now live in North Phoenix. No kids YET.
Would love to hear from anyone I know. What the hell, even if I don't know you. No, wait,
that sounds a bit desperate. OK, write if you want.
Anne Marie Gilbert
Subj: Class of '84
Date: 6/7/00 1:16:00 AM Central Daylight Time
This is Anne Marie Gilbert (now Hancock). I have been married for eight years to the best
husband in the world named Vern Hancock. Vern and I met through his sister, while working
at Allied Signal. We have two boys, Jared 5 yrs. old and Deric 2 1/2 yrs. old. Our house
is in Ahwatukee, Arizona. I am a stay at home Mom.
My closest friends in high school were Eric Christiansen, Tim Braun, Brent Havens and
Sharon Elia (now Henningsen). Unfortunately my buddy Eric passed away in 1995. He is
missed daily. Tim Braun just has a baby boy named Cooper H. Braun. Sharon and I have
remain close friends. We both have children the same ages. As for Mr. Havens, I'd love to
see you again sometime - you nautical cooler guy!! My high school romance was Mark
I'm looking forward to the 2000 Reunion. Hope to see lots of you there. I would love to
hear from anyone. My e-mail address is: IMSUNSFAN@aol.com
Lisa Johnson '85 Saguaro
Got a bug up my butt at work to see if such a website
existed...and looky here. Read through some entries
by other names I recognize - what a hoot. I am in the
financial industry and finishing up on an MBA w/ an
emphasis in Finance. For those of you with your
suspicions - I am a lesbian and was married to my
partner a few years ago. We have a couple kids via
marriage - 20 year old daughter and 13 year old son.
For those of you that know me - that's a kick huh?
Quite honestly i haven't changed much (still goofy)
other than looking older! Blessings to all of you.
Feel free to drop me a line.
Date: 5/9/00 11:47:53 AM Central Daylight Time
Shenen Leavitt Dietrich, D.O.
class of '84
graduated from ASU '88 with a bachelors in Spanish
graduated from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific "95 with a D.O. degree
completed Internal Medicine internship at Tulane University '96
completed Internal Medicine residency at Texas A&M Univ. '98
board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine ''98
married Bob Dennis Dietrich, D.O. '97
currently working for Banner Health as a hospitalist (in patient specialist) at Mesa and
Valley Lutheran hospitals
Subj: Re: Reunion
Date: 9/5/00 5:52:28 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (GREGORY MICHEL)
To Reunion committee:
I was one of the unfortunate souls that did not get to graduate from SHS do
to its closure, but I am very interested in attending a Saturday evening
event. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org more
Lucinda Smith (would have been '84)
Subj: (Should have been) Class of 84
Date: 5/1/00 7:39:47 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Sam Cutruzzula)
Hi from Chandler (not too far from the roost). I have been married 10 years and have three
children. I am one of the unfortunate souls who were robbed of the privilege of graduating
from Scottsdale High School. All the children in my family attended SHS and I was forced
to attend another school, Coronado, my senior year. I have lots of fond memories of my
high school and the friends that were lost when we were forced to go our separate ways.
Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Please add me to the list. This was a great find!
Subj: Would Have Been Class of '85
Date: 3/1/00 6:17:27 PM Central Standard Time
Hey Fellow Beavers! My name is Sharon (Blodgett) Covington one of The Unlucky forced to
transfer to another high school (Saguaro). I still can't believe they closed the old place
down...and then tore it down! Even though, during the tortured teenage years I never
thought I'd look back fondly on the high school experience, I have such great memories of
Scottsdale High. I wish I could say I graduated from Scottsdale (like my brother Larry and
sister Karen did). I took a lot of grief from Saguaro Sabercats when I had my senior ring
made up to say Scottsdale '85 instead of Saguaro. But that is the way I still feel.
I met my husband of 9 years, Mike Covington, at Saguaro so I guess something good did
come out of that bad decision! We have a great marriage, a beautiful 4 yr old daughter
named Tanner, a house in Mesa and our own business in Tempe. If you've heard of Climbmax
Climbing Center, that's ours! It's an indoor rock climbing facility not too far from ASU.
Our new website is Climbmaxaz.com. It's up but not finished yet, check it out! Anyone who
knew me at Scottsdale will find it funny that I ended up in rock climbing, but I'm sure we
have all changed a lot since then! I make extra money as a decorative painter, murals,
I am psyched about this web site, glad the Beavers aren't being forgotten. The all- class
reunion is a great idea. I hope it's open to the classes not given the chance to graduate
there. I'd love to hear from anyone at our e-mail MPCOV@AOL.
Subj: class of 1985
Date: 7/1/00 10:40:58 PM Central Daylight Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cheryl Brett)
My name is Cheryl Brett and I'm from the class of 1985. I'm a mommy and an
ASU student now and looking forward to finally being a university alumna.
Subj: Alumni here!
Date: 8/19/00 5:42:06 PM Central Daylight Time
Hello out there!
My name is Peter V. Cannice and I graduated from Arcadia High School in 1985 but attended
Scottsdale High prior to that. Am I considered part of the group? If I am please email me
and let me know how I can keep in touch. Best wishes to all. And please email me.
Date: 9/13/00 1:36:48 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Nicole Vanderlaan)
Just heard about the web site. My maiden name was Nikky Dumas and I am from
the class of 85-you know the one that couldn't graduate from old SHS and had
to go to that "other school". My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subj: would have been class of '85, molly haseltine
Date: 4/12/00 1:20:01 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (mollydorries)
hello , my name is molly dorries, haseltine is my maiden name. i was a sophomore when they
decided to close shs down. i then went to arcadia, where
i graduated. i have great memories of shs. my brother shawn and my sister kelli graduated
from shs in ' 77 and ' 79. i am married with 4 children and 1 more on the
way. i am a stay home mom, my husband owns his own landscaping and excava
ting business. we live in illinois, we hope to come out for the reunion in the fall.
my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Subj: 1985 grad
Date: 8/21/00 1:40:18 AM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Christopher Hill)
My name is Tori McFarland Hill. Both my brother Sean McFarland and I
went to SHS before it closed. I spent my junior year at Saguaro and
graduated from Amphitheater in Tucson. I went to the University of San
Diego for undergraduate and law school. I was married in 1992 to the
most awesome man on earth, Chris Hill. We then moved to Kauai, HI for a
year so he could surf big waves. We currently live in Newport Beach, CA.
I just recently left the Orange County Public Defender's office after 5
wonderful years. We just spent the summer back in Kauai and it was
perfect. Lots of friends, surf and sun.
I would like to go to the reunion if more of our class goes. I would
love to hear from Kristen Johnson, Mary Carroselli, Jim Brazier, Bruce
Samuelson, Christine that went to Stanford and swam, Jill (went to
Stanford,too), Janeen Cox, Katy, Stacey R., anyone in Mr. Stewart's AP
english class and many others that I am blanking on their names. I see
Ann Craig from time to time and she is doing great. Michele Touby is
also a lawyer and doing well. Hope to hear from others soon. Be well.
Tori McFarland Hill
Date: 9/1/00 9:26:36 AM Central Daylight Time
I cannot attend the reunion, but am sending the following bio for the posting.
Linda Moeller - married name Bottomlee. Married 4 years, 5 month old son. Undergrad at
NAU, graduate school at Loyola of Chicago. Currently living in Chicago. Would have
graduate in '85 from SHS, but went to Saguaro after the closing.
Subj: Class of 85
Date: 9/12/00 3:23:22 PM Central Daylight Time
From: BSamuels@lrlaw.com (Bruce Samuels)
Hello Fellow Beavers! It's great to see there's a website devoted to
the Scottsdale High Experience.
After the tearful closure, I headed to Saguaro with so many other
classmates. I had a surprisingly enjoyable two years there, then went
to Occidental College in Los Angeles. During college, I spent a
semester in Germany and a year in England. After college, I volunteered
for a summer in Tanzania, then spent a year traveling around the world
on a fellowship studying the public policies of tobacco. I then worked
for a year with the University of California San Francisco Medical
School, again studying and writing about tobacco policies.
After a couple of years working, I went to law school at NYU in
Manhattan. I never knew law school could be so much fun (not the school
part, but living in Manhattan!) In 1994, I returned to Scottsdale,
worked for Judge Moeller on the Arizona State Supreme Court for a year,
then joined a law firm, Lewis and Roca, where I practice intellectual
property and business litigation.
Most importantly, I married the most amazing woman last month in La
Jolla (August 2000). Kathy teaches bio/hpa at Mtn. View High School.
We met through another SHS classmate, John Vatistas (thanks, again,
John). We were so pleased to have so many SHS classmates at the
wedding, including Les Saltzman (best man), Jeremy Lewis, Marty Hasset,
Bob Corbin, Jill (Langley) Vollmer, Mary (Caroselli) Potter, Nikky
(Dumas) Vanderlaan, Janeen (Cox) Woods, Ken Kozlik, Dave Shughart, and
SHS - - what a wonderful place.
Subj: Class of "Beyond"
Hello all!!, I too attended SHS for the last year it was open and had to relocate to Coronado High. (whatta-jip) The memories I have of SHS still resonate in my mind to this day. I had the pleasure of attending Loloma school, Pauite, and Pima elementary schools then SHS till the closure. My Coronado days were brief, as I enlisted into the military for an extensive career. I still reside in Scottsdale with my family and work for the State of Arizona as a State Protections Officer and hold the rank of Sergeant. I am in charge of the Arizona Community and Protection Treatment Center for sexually violent predators. There were so many names on this site in which I remember, and the memories all came rushing back to me.
I am currently enrolled at SCC taking classes to further my educational degrees to show that even a person who leaves High School for a career, can return to school at a later date and earn a degree, turn it into a masters, and possibly a PHD. For those of you who might remember me, I would like to say that even the hardest headed individuals can turn themselves around and become a positive influence on our young people of today and in the community.
I am a champion for the youth of our community and help out in any way I can so that other children can have fond childhood memories as I do. Because of my attending so many different elementary and high schools,I have befriended many people who went in many different directions in life. Now that I'm older, I reflect back and regret some of the immature decisions that I've made as an adolescent, and appreciate some of the decisions I made to correct my life style. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to respond, whether it be positive or negative.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subj: Class of "86"
Date: 5/22/00 3:30:56 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (scott cowan)
My name is Kari Stanford, I would have graduated from SHS in 86, but obviously it was
closed. I live in St. Louis, Missouri with my fiance Jim. I have one child named Ricky who
is 12 years old. I work at Quantum Leap Skydiving Center in a little town called Sullivan,
Missouri. I have been skydiving for about 6 years, I never dreamed that is what I would
end up doing with my life. I really miss everyone and would love to hear from anyone who
P.S. I am looking for Lynn Martindale if you read this email or anyone knows her, tell her
I am looking for her!!!
Hope everyone is well and all your dreams come true!