We will be providing meals at no cost to ALL students through October 20th. Meal choices may be limited due to availability and will not follow the published menu. Limited a la cart items may still be available for purchase. Adult meals will be available for purchase if food inventory allows.

Class of 1996

Name: Jennifer powers farren email
Class of: 1996
Now living in:Port richey florida
Date: May 25, 2016
Comments:

Name: Nikki Stefanovich Metzler emal
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Lincoln, CA
Comments: Just started a Facebook page for the C/o 96. Hoping to get a reunion going! https://www.facebook.com/GHSClassof1996/timeline

Name: April (Skaggs) Kumley email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: Oct. 14, 2015
Comments: I am looking to see about our 20th reunion information?

Name: Krysia Villalobos email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Feb. 1, 2014
Comments: Ignore below. I know I'm trying. Moved back feb of 2013 and living happily ever after with my daughter and Kris Carter.

Name: Krysia Mohrmann (Villalobos) email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Chesapeake. VA
Date: July 20, 2012
Comments: Left Boston and married my high school sweetheart (James Mohrmann). Have my daughter who is now 13 yrs old and in middle school. Thankfully she has her head on straight. Hope to have more kids next year at least one. Moved to Va and loveing it. get in touch if you want to.

Name: Pete Fotinos email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Oct. 13, 2011
Comments: Hey just wanted to give an update, I now have in the computer age and got a facebook account. I am now married for 2 years and been working at the goodyear in tarpon springs for 8yrs. I’m loving life and my family.

Name: Teresa (Reich) Ginther email
Class of: 1995
Now living in: Eridu, FL
Date: May 13, 2011
Comments: If you were in NJROTC at Gulf High sometime during the 1990’s, we will be having a reunion NEXT year, Memorial Day weekend. That’s Saturday May 26, 2012. It will be at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, FL beginning at noon & lasting until the sun sets & the park closes. Bring your families too! We all plan to bring a dish for everyone so it’s affordable for all so I must have an RSVP list by May 1, 2012. If you are on Facebook, search Gulf High School NJROTC 1990’s Reunion; there is an event page set up. There is also a group to join on Facebook by the same name. Please send me your current names, addresses, phone numbers, year of graduation & if you are a veteran if you are interested in attending so I may mail you a paper invitation later in the year. There will also be a sign-up list for you to bring a food item to share with everyone. If you are in contact with anyone who also was in ROTC, please share this information with them. Help me track down fellow classmates to include everyone; send me their information so I can mail them invitations as well! Starting early so we have time to track people down & out-of-towners can make plans to attend too. Thanks so much for your help; hope to see you next year!!

Name: Jason E. Estevez email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Austin, TX
Date: Nov. 12, 2010
Comments: Well it’s been a gas, I’m married with a gorgeous wife and a beautiful little girl. If anyone can find JD Holbert tell him I said how’s it going. Kay Link (Raymond) Good seeing your name again.. Been awhile. Joe Nelson talk about a name I have heard in a few years. How’s it going man? You still talk to Kolvek? Take care guys. Love Peace and Chicken Grease.

Name: Michele (KORI) Rassmussen email (or see below)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sept. 13, 2010
Comments: Hello all, I figured I would say hi, and let you know I can be found on myspace, facebook, and yahoo. my email address is korinda77@yahoo.com. I have lot of pictures up so go check them out.. I have 3 beautiful kids kalib 7, khloe 6 and kadin almost 3.

I am looking for : Dawn Sostack

Name: Krysia Viquez Villalobos email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Salem mass
Date: Nov. 17, 2009
Comments: Im on facebook if anybody wants to know. looking for Adam Teckla he only went to Gulf for 2yrs

Name: Dawn Disko-Cobb email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey, FL
Date: Nov. 6, 2009
Comments: I have now been married for 9 years and I have a 5 year old daughter. I work the most wonderful job as a nurse on the Blood and Marrow Transplant unit at Moffitt Cancer Center at USF. I am lovin life. My best friend of 16 years Chris Mohrmann has given me the most beautiful nephew and 2 step-nieces that anyone could ever ask for and the most wonderful sister-in-law (as many who know Chris and I we are more like siblings than friends) in the world. Like I said LIFE IS GOOD!!!

Name: Kay Link Raymond email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Palm Coast fl
Date: Nov. 2, 2009
Comments: I have three kids and I will be married for 10 yrs come next June. I lived in Sicily for 3 yrs and my middle child was born there. My Husband John retired from the navy after 20 yrs and is now studying to become a nurse.

Name: Jessica Murphy Paxton email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Oct. 21, 2009
Comments: Hey everyone. Just got a house a few months ago with my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. Together we have my daughter who will be 11 in May. His daughter who will be 5 in July and a baby girl on the way. I am due March 11. I have been at the hospital for almost 6 years now and still love my job. I hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Ricky Miller email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Graham, NC
Date: July 29, 2009
Comments: Living in Graham, NC. I started my own computer repair business up here and I’m loving life up here with family but I miss all of my friends back in FL.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Salem, Ma
Date: Mar. 10, 2009
Comments: No longer working with Xerox. They cut their workforce by thousands. So I now work with the city and loving it.. My little girl turns 10 yrs old this month. People still keep asking me if we’re sisters so I guess time has been good to me after all these years.Taking her to Disney at the end of summer and show her where I grew up.

Name: Nicole Maulucci (Backstrom)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Dec. 27, 2008
Comments: Hey Everyone – its been sooo long. Didn’t get to the 10 year reunion, never got any information on it. ๐Ÿ™ Next time.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Married Joseph Maulucci (high school sweetheart and fellow grad) in 2003 an had a beautiful son, Joseph Maulucci III in January 07. Still live in Holiday, actually bought the house I grew up in down here. Working at a non profit organization for the elderly part time and a full time mom and of course house cleaner.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Traveled all over the place from Central & South America to Europe. Just having fun loving life. Buzz me sometime. Miss the old gang. I’m on Myspace also, so look me up if you are interested.

Name: michael thedford
Class of: 1996
Now living in: north carolina
Date: Nov. 13, 2008
Comments: hey how are all oh you well im in nc i moved here in the end of 2002 when my time was up in the great us army. i hope to move back to fl soon im tired of it here but hope to catch up with greg tran, hey topp remember when we used to live in same neiborhood. shawn pelt brian peaderson how are you shannon, doug, tim, ward (ogre) dave blow, vonte blow,. i had been taking care of my mom the last three years full time , who was sick on dialasis for the last 25 years and found out she had cancer last nov. till she died last month oct 13 2008. now i’m working from home over the internet. well peace i hope to here from you soon happy holidays and god bless

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Aug. 26, 2008
Comments: Hey everyone, just wanted to update you with the restaurant. We ran into some delays with the constructions, so we’ve moved our opening date to the end of September-we’re shooting for the 29th. Come by and say hello if you’re in town. The restaurant name is Chai Yo Thai Cuisine and the address is 11695 Boyette Rd. Riverview, 33569.

Name: Kay Link (Raymond)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Penscola, FL
Date: Jul 17, 2008
Comments: UPDATE:

Kay and John have completed their deployment to Sicily. While in Sicily, Kay had her second child, Malia. After returning to the states, they have been as NAS Pensacola where her husband John is an instructor (No more sea duty!) Since they have been back in Pensacola, they have had their third child, Chloe. John is looking forward to retirement from the military in two years.

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jul 1, 2008
Comments: Hope all is well with every one. I just wanted to let you know I’m in a process of opening a Thai restuarant in Riverview. We’ve just started the contructions/renovations at this point, and looking to open the door at the end of August. I’ll post the grand opening date on this site once I know for sure when the constructions will be comopleted. I hope to see some of you at the grand opening. If not, please stop by when you’re in Tampa or near Riverview. Take care…

Name: Joe Nelson
Class of: 96
Now living in: St Pete, Florida
Date: May 12, 2008
Comment: Looking for AMY PHETTERPLACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please contact me if you know how to get in contact with her!

Name: Dawn Cobb (Disko)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Nov 19, 2007
Comments: I can not believe that it has been 11 years since graduation. I am now working as a RN at Moffitt Cancer Center at USF in Tampa. I have been a nurse going on 5 years now. I am happily married to a Ridgewood grad and we have a beautiful 3 year old daughter.

Name: John Barolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Comments: Living in Tampa now and married for almost 5 years. I work down in Hyde Park and live in north Tampa.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: salem, Ma
Date: Feb 14, 2007
Comments: I now work for Xerox @ Putnam. I’ll be learning the Docutech center and shipping and recieving. All is still quiet in out here. salem doesn’t get busy till October then we get all the nuts looking for witches and ghosts. Their is a really old jail from the early 1900’s or later. it’s blocked off so you can’t get inside but you can see thru the windows. Gotta go work to do.

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Jan 3, 2007
Comments: I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope it is a great one. I am still at Community Hospital in New Port Richey. My daughter will be 8 this year. Where does the time go? I myself am training for a new job at the hospital, and have many great things coming up. Looking forward to a good 2007. Feel free to drop me a line anytime.

Name: April
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: Dec 27, 2006
Comments: Well l just wanted to say hello to everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Still living in Va Beach, Va. My husband has been in the Navy for 9 years, my son Andrew will be 6 years old in Feb. and my daughter Victoria just turn 2 years old. I have my own Daycare business and selling Avon.

I have a myspace which is: http://www.myspace.com/aprilmarie28

Well hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Salem, Mass
Date: Oct 11, 2006
Comments: Made the move to Salem and loving it .Left my job an looking for a new one. I loved the place but it was taking a toll on my sanity. Enrolled my daughter in a very nice school. They only have grades Pre-K thru 5th. One class of each, it’s a smaller school but they get more one on one attention which will give her a head start in the long run.

Name: Amy N. Williams
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey, FL
Date: Aug 29, 2006
Comments: OMG! It’s been how long???? Well, I hope everyone is well. I’m sad to know I missed out on the reunion, but I never received anything about it…. Hum

Time has changed a lot for me because ten years ago I didn’t realize I would be putting my baby in Kindergarten in 2006. I have a lady-killer (blue eyes & blond hair) on my hands and he’s almost as tall as me. I know, I know, it’s not saying much. I was with his Dad for almost 7yrs., but we finally called it off over a year ago. It was for the best. So, Travis and I started over on our own last year and now I’m planning a wedding and Travis is giving me away. I met a wonderful guy that Travis and I both fell in love with. He’s a great person and nothing comes before Travis and I. I got lucky!!!

I e-mailed Topp, but I guess he didn’t want to talk. Thanks a lot! Just Kidding.

Well, everyone take care and it’s good to look back and see things are going well….

Name: Whitney Guzdzial
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Atlanta, GA
Date: Aug 15, 2006
Comments: Hi there! Topp, I just wanted to apologize for not making it to the reunion last month, I was in the middle of moving at the time. I hope you guys had a great time and if you plan an annual get together, please count me in. I’m currently living in Atlanta, GA and it doesn’t look like I’m going anywhere anytime soon. I’ve recently started a new job at the Coca-Cola Company and bought a new townhouse, so I will be in Atlanta for at least a few more years. Hope that everyone is doing great!!

Name: Amy Hansen (Terwilliger)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island)
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Comments: So it looks like I missed a pretty good party at the reunion! I would have loved to attend but work and living over a 1000 miles away kept me away. If you guys ever do decide to do a yearly get together, keep me in mind. I’d love to catch up with everyone.

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Washington D.C.
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Comments: Thanks Topp and Eric for organizing the reunion! I’m sorry I couldn’t be a part of it because I was right (literally) in the middle of another tv move. I am now a sports anchor/reporter for CBS in Washington D.C. . The email to get me at: sarawalsh10@gmail.com . Hope everyone is well and one of these days I’ll wind up back in Tampa.

Name:
Clas sof: 96
Now living in:
Date: Jul 24, 2006
Comments: Didn’t get to attend the reunion, But would love to see pictures of it, and everyone. Can someone post some?

Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Jul 20, 2006
Comments: I had a really great time at the reunion (and afterwards)!!! Did anyone peel Nick off the bench at Chili’s yet??? Topp and Eric, thanks so much for setting it all up. Hopefully it won’t take ten years for all of us to get together again. Heather, best of luck at your wedding! Can’t wait to see you all again! If you want pictures, let me know, I have Camille, Stacy and my pics.

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jul 10, 2006
Comments: Hello C/O ’96! I apologize for taking so long to give a debrief of our class reunion. We had about 50 attendees at the reunion dinner and also about 30 attendees at the reunion picnic. I believe all of the events turned out really well, even the golf outing – at least I had a great time! I want to thank Eric Young for spending a lot of his personal time to deal with the Reunion Makers. I also want to thank Matt Knauber for allowing us to use his grill at the picnic.

All in all, I think the Reunion Makers did okay. The only complaints that came to my attention were that there was no one from Reunion Makers present at the event to coordinate the group pictures, the DJ that they selected was late, and some class members did not receive invitations. I would have coordinated the class picture, but my mind was on Crown and soda all night long!

Lastly, those of you who attended any of the reunion events, please send me any pictures that you’ve taken so I can create the reunion photo album for any of you who care to have one. Once I have collected enough pictures, I will burn these pictures and all of the materials that were presented at the reunion on a CD for you. All you have to do is send me a blank disk with a self-addressed stamped envelope and I’ll send it right back to you. My address is 9421 Cypress Harbor Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Jun 30, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to say thank you to Topp and Eric. I couldn’t make it to the dinner, but I had a lot of fun at the picnic. I would definetely be up for getting together at least once a year.

Name: Jason VanOchten
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson
Date: Jun 29, 2006
Comments: I had a great time at the picnic. I think a yearly thing would be great and hopefully I’ll be able to catch a round of golf next time if I am not racing that weekend.

http://www.rocketdogracing97.com

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Npr
Date: Jun 28, 2006
Comments: I have to say, The reunion was a great time and thanks to topp and eric for holding it all togethor. We should all get togethor at least once a year. Please contact me if you are in town and want to get togethor. Matt

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Comments: I don’t have an actual count of how many tickets have been purchased for the reunion. I will reach out to Pat West, the event coordinator from the Reunion Makers, on Monday. I will send the information to every one as soon as I find out. As far as the pinic on Sunday, your entire family, including kids and relatives are welcome. All Eric and I asked for is $5/adult so that we can get enough food and beverages for every one. It dosen’t mean, however, that you’re not welcome if you can’t pay. We just ask for every one to chip in so that the cost is not so much out of my pocket. I will have a collection jar at our reunion dinner for those who have not sent me the money for the picnic. I will see you all in a week.

Name: Karen Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Comments: If anyone has tried to view Jason Beggs memorial site and were unable to it is now working again and viewable by everyone. www.jason-beggs.memory-of.com

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: npr
Date: Jun 15, 2006
Comments: Cheyenne, Please inform all classmates that they are all welcome to come and if they didn’t get an invite its probably sitting at their last residence. Please refer them to reunionmakers.com or here. As for the picnic, please bring kids and soccer balls and fun. As for a count on how many attending. They dont post these things, I guess for good reasons. Hopefully we’ll see you there.

Name: Angelina Tripepi-Leggiere
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey, FL
Date: Jun 14, 2006
Comments: New E-mail address. Please note change of e-mail address. Thanks

Name: Cheyenne George (Parker)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Edmond OK
Date: Jun 13, 2006
Comments: I was looking at the reunion makers website and part of the cost we are paying them was to include invitations, postage, finding missing classmates, and stuffing envelopes among other things. I know I and many other classmates I have talked to never received an invitation, Does anyone know anything about that? Also does anyone have a count on how many are registered so far for the reunion? And are kids allowed at the picnic/BBQ? Hopefully I will see you all there. Cheyenne ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Karen Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to let everyone now that I have a website for Jason Beggs Memory If you are interseted the address is www.jason-beggs.memory-of.com Put any memories or pictures. If you want light a candle for him. If you need help you can email me

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: City of NPR
Date: Jun 9, 2006
Comments: Top Tim and I will be playing!!

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 8, 2006
Comments: Sorry, I misunderstood Matt’s e-mail. He and Tim are not playing. So that means I have 10 spots open. Sorry Matt!

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 8, 2006
Comments: For those who are interested in a round of golf on the morning of June 24th, I have reserved 12 spots starting at 8:45 am for $29.00/person at Seven Springs Country Club. Currently, I have myself, Eric Young, Matt Knauber, Tim Curley committed to play. That leaves 8 more spots for any one who whould like to join us. Please let me know by June 17th. Thanks!

Name: Joleen
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jun 7, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I will not be able to attend our reunion because I will be on a cruise! I hope you all have fun taking a trip down memory lane, everyone have a drink for me!

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 6, 2006
Comments: Thanks, Matt, for letting me know you’re attending! I also want to let every one know that I have not received any story or pictures that you may want to share with your classmates at the reunion. I’m sure all of you have some thing to share since you left GHS ten years ago. Even if you don’t think you are attending the reunion, some pictures to update your old friends of your current life would really be appreciated. All of us have gone on and made great new friends, but it would really be unfortunate if you can’t share your life with the old friends. If it’s sounds like I’m begging, it’s because I am…Please…With a cherry on top! I hope to see all of you on the 24th.

P.S. – My email is toppski@verizon.net and my cell is 813-924-1895. Let me know if you have any question.

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The city of New Port Richey
Date: Jun 3, 2006
Comments: Just purchased My tickets last night along with a few other class mates please come out and join in the event. You will wish you had come if you don’t. Bring baseball gloves and frisbees to the park and have some fun at least! Matt

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: May 24, 2006
Comments: Guys, Please read the message below from the Reunion Makers…I know that many of you are waiting for the last minute to order your tickets, but it’s only 4 weeks away so there’s isn’t much time if you think about it. The more people who show up, the more fun the evening will be, so please consider buying tickets. REMEMBER: You have to purchase online, because they will not be available at the door…Thanks!

Gulf Class of 1996

Our reunion is only a few weeks away! I know many of you have already registered at reunionmakers.com, but if youโ€™re one of the few who havenโ€™t, do so today! Registration is free and easy! Just visit reunionmakers.com and follow the simple steps. Through our website you may also submit a memory book entry which allows you to share what you have been doing since high school. If you provide a valid email address, you will receive a free copy of the Reunion E-Book after the event, whether youโ€™re able to attend or not!

Late registration for ticket prices will begin soon, however there is still time to purchase your reunion ticket at the regular price. Buy your tickets and/or the Snapshot CD (containing all the reunion photos) online at reunionmakers.com or by calling 800-977-6201.

THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

If you are in contact with other classmates, encourage them to register and attend the reunion. Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing you all there! Help spread the word to make this a night weโ€™ll never forget!

Name: Leslie
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: May 22, 2006
Comments: Hey, just wanted everyone to know I just saw in the Sunday 5/21 obits that Jason Beggs passed away Fri 5/12. Not sure how many of you remember that name….swimmers will. He apparently leaves behind a girlfriend and a little girl. Very sad.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: malden, MA
Date: May 20, 2006
Comments: Well I finally finished school. The 8 months of hell are over. It only took me 4 days to find a job. I now work at Tri-City Mental Health. I work Upstairs with the Doctors and the Social Workers. And I love it there. It’s a 15min walk or a 5min drive from my house. Course that will change since I’m moving to Salem in the next 2 months. Yes salem is where all the witch’s were burned. it’s pretty cool little town I love spending weekends out there. Gotta go lots to do.

Name: Topp S.
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Apr 20, 2006
Comments: Hey guys, I have to apologize up front for not being able to give you the updates on our finalized plan for the reunion sooner. I won’t share the boring details with you, but I don’t think you’ll hold a grudge against me. So here it is. Below is the itinerary for the entire weekend:

 

Saturday, June 24th - 

10AM - 3PM         C/O 1996 Golf Classic ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club
                   Price:  TBA (Contact Topp or Eric Young)

5PM - 6:30PM       Happy Hour at Chili's
                   Location: Corner of SR 54 and Little Rd.

7PM - 8PM          Doors open for reception
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club

8:30PM - 9:30pm    Dinner

9:30PM - 9:45PM    Ice Breaker 

9:45PM - 9:55PM    Class reunion photo

10:00PM -12:00AM   Dancing and mingling.

Sunday, June 25th

12PM - 6PM         C/O 1996 Picnic  ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Fred Howard Park - Shelter 1
                   Activities: BBQ, kickball, volleyball, 
                   and soak up the sun on the beach.

** For those of you who are interested in the golf game on Saturday, June 24th, please let me or Eric know by May 30th so we can set up proper tee times. Eric and I are also asking those of you who are planning to attend the picnic on Sunday, June 25th to send us $5/person so that we can have funds for food and beverages. Send your check to me at 9421 Cypress Harbor Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534. Also send me an email that you’ve sent me a check so that I know I should be expecting a check in my mailbox. Just a safety precaution. Lastly, if any of you want more details of the Reunion Makers itinerary, please let me know and I’ll forward you what Pat West has sent me. See you on June 24th.

Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach Va
Date: Apr 18, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to say hello to everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

Name: Jennifer Dodge
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Atlanta
Date: Apr 13, 2006
Comments:

Name: Topp S.
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Apr 2, 2006
Comments: Hey guys, I have to apologize up front for not being able to give you the updates on our finalized plan for the reunion sooner. I won’t share the boring details with you, but I don’t think you’ll hold a grudge against me. So here it is. Below is the itinerary for the entire weekend:

 

Saturday, June 24th - 

10AM - 3PM         C/O 1996 Golf Classic ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club
                   Price:  TBA (Contact Topp or Eric Young)

5PM - 6:30PM       Happy Hour at Chili's
                   Location: Corner of SR 54 and Little Rd.

7PM - 8PM          Doors open for reception
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club

8:30PM - 9:30pm    Dinner

9:30PM - 9:45PM    Ice Breaker 

9:45PM - 9:55PM    Class reunion photo

10:00PM -12:00AM   Dancing and mingling.

Sunday, June 25th

12PM - 6PM         C/O 1996 Picnic  ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Fred Howard Park - Shelter 1
                   Activities: BBQ, kickball, volleyball, 
                   and soak up the sun on the beach.

** For those of you who are interested in the golf game on Saturday, June 24th, please let me or Eric know by May 30th so we can set up proper tee times. Eric and I are also asking those of you who are planning to attend the picnic on Sunday, June 25th to send us $5/person so that we can have funds for food and beverages. Send your check to me at 9421 Cypress Harbor Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534. Also send me an email that you’ve sent me a check so that I know I should be expecting a check in my mailbox. Just a safety precaution. Lastly, if any of you want more details of the Reunion Makers itinerary, please let me know and I’ll forward you what Pat West has sent me. See you on June 24th.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden. Ma
Date: Mar 16, 2006
Comments: School is almost done. One more class to go. I hope I never have to wear scrubs again. After i finish with school I might have a job with Mass General one of the nicest hospitals in the area. I can finally be on a regular schedule no more waking up before the sun comes up.

Name: Maureen Knapp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new orleans aka “the new atlantis”
Date: Mar 15, 2006
Comments: Molly has a new email, but she is still very much the same. (crazy!) unchien DOT andalou AT gmail DOT com

Name: Jaime Gutowski-Sheridan
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Feb 23, 2006
Comments: Class of 1996: First let me say Eric and Topp are doing a fantastic job on your reunion. I just want to comment on “AJ’S” post, (who ever that is.) Reunion makers did do a horrible job with our reunion, I know I planned it! But in their defense It was their first out of state reunion. I have faith they will redeme theirselves with your class. AJ stated they did not return the money for the decoration, that is incorrect. They sent me a check two weeks after ther reunion. Which was put with the money we raised at the reunion. We did have a problem with communication for the commitee but that was resolved early on. As for a staff member being at the reunion, they hire someone that lives in the area like a temp to take your name and hand out name tags when you arrive. This is not a school function you don’t need a babysitter!!!! Please forget anything negative from class of 95 and enjoy your reunion. Remember it’s what you’s make of it! Have Fun.

Jaime c/o 1995

Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Cali
Date: Feb 23, 2006
Comments: I was wondering if there is going to be a slideshow at the reunion? I have located some pictures from middle and high school and would be more than happy to share! Does anyone know where Alicia Gable is these days?

Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: City of NPR
Date: Feb 22, 2006
Comments: Anyone want to get out for a round of golf on the weekend of the reunion? Let me know. Please include approx. how much everyone is willing to pay for a round. Email me! Big BBQ at the park? The beach it will be summer?

Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Feb 20, 2006
Comments: Well, I am still here in Tallahassee. I am still at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, now working as a Government Analyst in the Missing Children Clearinghouse. Hopefully I will never have to find any of your children, but if so, and if you need any help, give me a call! I was wondering who was planning on going to the reunion? I have been talking to a few people and we were wondering who was going to the reunion and if something other than just the dinner was planned, (Topp?). It sounds like everyone is doing really well and I am glad to hear it. Hope to see you guys soon!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Feb 20, 2006
Comments: Once again, I would like to thank those of you who have concerns about our reunion planning. It’s a known fact that c/o 1995 did not have a good experience with the Reunion Makers. However, I want to assure you that Eric and I have not had any trouble dealing with the Reunion Makers. I also want to assure all of you that neither Eric nor I own stocks with the Reunion Makers; therefore, we have no reason not to disclose any information from the Reunion Makers to you. The rep from the Reunion Makers responsible for our event is Pat West. Her e-mail is pwest@reunionmakers.com. I’m sure she’ll be happy to response to any of you who wish to receive more details about our reunion. I also want to reiterate the fact that there’s not much we can do at this point to plan this event by ourselves. I know most of you will agree with me that placing our displeasure with the Reunion Makers about c/o ’95 mishaps does us as much good as wondering about how our nation would have much better off if the “W” hadn’t screw us with this war in Iraq thing. It’s water under the bridge…let it go. The glass is half full (with Highland single malt Scotch), so please make sure you attend our reunion. It will be a blast!

Name: AJ
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Feb 19, 2006
Comments: Just a note from the class of 1995 on Reunion Makers. I noticed you had posted some concerns about them on your page. The truth is that they never paid us back for the decorations. No one from reunion makers was even at the reunion. They kept changing reps every month. We had two different committees and did not even know about each other for a couple of months. This was due to reunion makers not informing us. The invitations they sent us were on copy paper. They asked us for a list of songs from 1995. None of those songs were played at the reunion. So what did reunion makers do for our money? They reserved the banquet hall, paid for the dj and sent us 3 portable cameras. Not complicated stuff at all. So guys if you are going to use them, just beware. Oh by the way did I mention we paid almost double for all this. In case you dont know the spartan manor we reserved did most of the work.

Name: Nicole (Stefanovich) Metzler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Comments: Hey everyone, Happy New Year. I just wanted to say thank you to Eric and Topp. It sounds like you guys are doing a wonderful job with the reunion. Thanks for taking time out of your lives to set all of this up. I can’t wait to see everyone again. I can’t believe it’s been 10 yrs. Wow!

Take care!
Nikki

Name: Topper
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Feb 15, 2006
Comments: FYI…We have 60 people registered with the Reunion Makers as of 2/15. I think this is a really good start. Please let our classmates know about our reunion and make sure you are persuading them to attend. I guarantee that it will be much more fun if we can get every one to go. Eric and I are meeting this weekend to finalize our reunion planning. Any last minute ideas that you want me and Eric to consider should be e-mailed to us before this weekend. If not, I will post our decisions on this site next week. Hope to hear from many of you…

Name: David Henderson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Feb 12, 2006
Comments: Hey guys, just came across the site today and wanted to say Hi! I’ve been deployed for 12 months now and look forward to coming home in a few weeks. I got married 4 years ago and have 2 little boys. Not sure about the class reunion yet, but it’s a good possibility. Just not sure how things are gonna play out when I leave the desert. It’d be cool to hear from any of you after all this time….damn, 10 years?

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville
Date: Feb 9, 2006
Comments: Just wanted to let everyone know I had an email change in case anyone wanted to get a hold of me. Still working as a sports anchor in Nashville. The new email is sarawalsh10@gmail.com

Hope everyone is doing well. Sara Walsh

Name: Eric
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NPR
Date: Feb 1, 2006
Comments: Hey guys! Reunion Makers is extending the “early bird” ticket price for 5 extra days. Go ahead and make sure you get your tickets now.

Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach Va
Date: Jan 26, 2006
Comments: Hello!!

Well l see are reunion is going really well, if you need any help l’m here, l’m out of state but l can still help. My husband and l are still in Virginia Beach, my son will be 5 years old next week (he is so happy he wants to ride the school bus, we will see how long that last), my daughter is 1 years old now. Still have my own daycare that l do. l’m getting ready to go back to school for EMT. Well l hope everyone is doing well, would love to here from you guys. Talk to you all soon..

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jan 25, 2006
Comments: Happy New Year to all of you! Yeah, I know, it’s kind of too late to wish any one a happy New Year at this time since I’m sure most of you are already over it by now. But I’ve been so damn busy I figure that I would do anyway…Well, I think the time is close enough now to solicit great ideas from all of you on what kind of activities you want to do during our class reunion weekend. I’ve already spoken to some of you personally about this subject and I’ve heard nothing but great ideas. I would, however, like to hear more ideas before I post them for all of you to decide.

I also would like to do some thing called a “Blast from the Past,” which will be presented during our reunion dinner event at the Seven Springs Country Club. It’s really simple. All you have to do is send me any thing about your life for the past 10 years. It could be a short story, pictures of your family with descriptions, a slide show, a collage, etc. Eric and I will coordinate this affair. And we will present every thing you send to us, so don’t be shy – the funnier, the better! But of course, keep it in a good taste.

I will also take up those offers from the people who asked to help from last year. I know who you are so don’t back out on me now. I can’t wait to hear from all of you! Oh, and donโ€™t forget to register with the Reunion Makers. Youโ€™ll save yourself a few bucks if you buy them before next week.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Ma
Date: Jan 23, 2006
Comments: Can’t believe I’m almost done with school. I finish in April. So far I’m on the Exective Dean’s List. Yes I am passing with a 4.0. I couldn’t believe it either. My grades in high school were less than great. All is well in my life. Still have my family and my health. Got work to do. Bye

The Class of 1996 reunion will be held on June 24, 2006. Eric Young is spearheading the effort.

To confirm/update your address, please visit our website at www.reunionmakers.com. For questions contact Reunion Makers Directly at 1-800-977-6201 ext 304 or email ddavidson@reunionmakers.com.

Please put your school name and graduation year on all e-mails.

Name: Jase
Class of: 96
Now living in: Texas
Date: Jan 2, 2006
Comments: what a reunion??? ohhhh H*** no… later…

Name: Rich Gargano
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Norfolk, VA
Date: Jan 1, 2006
Comments: I’m looking forward to the reunion… has it really been 10 years? I’ll be in Norfolk for a few more months, and then I’ll depart the USS Florida and head back up to upstate New York, where I’ll be an instructor at one of the nuclear plants that the Navy uses for training. Navy life is okay, married life is great, still no kids, just lots of toys. See you all soon.

Name: Adam Williams
Class of: 1996
Now living in: whatever port my boat is docked at
Date: Dec 24, 2005
Comments: Since high school I’ve mostly worked on my family’s shrimp boats. I’ve been a captain for the last 7 years. Last year i Quit shrimping and went to Louisiana to work as the chief engineer on a 110′ surface effect ship (ses ships use lift fans to lift the ship out of the water so they can travel at high speeds on the sea surface). I moved back to florida to try bait shrimping on a 40ft boat. That was going pretty well until a couple of weeks ago when the boat capsized and sunk 12 miles off hernando beach in rough weather. We were only in the water a couple of hours but it was still F-ing COLD!!!!! So now I’ve been getting one of my Dad’s big boats ready for a trip. I’m leaving the day after christmas for a 25 day trip off the Florida keys.

oh yeah I’m married (kinda) and have 2 kids, kelsey Renee age7 and John Aaron age 5

Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: Dec 24, 2005
Comments: Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s Day.

Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: California
Date: Dec 21, 2005
Comments: Hope all is well. It seems that the reunion is coming right along. Thanks for all the hard work on making this a great event. At least it is sounding like it will be. Hope you all have great holidays and best wishes in the new year:)

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Comments: Yes, the letter I posted was Reunion Makers verbatim response – I did not edit it in any way.

I want everyone in our class to feel comfortable with Reunion Makers, and so, to that end, I am diligently checking the message board so that I can address any concerns, like Matt’s, which come up. I will certainly follow up on Matt’s remarks personally with the company. However, I do wish that these concerns could have been posted several months ago. We only have a few months left until the summer, so at this point, going with another company or planning the reunion ourselves is no longer a viable option.

I have a lot of experience in project planning, because that’s my line of work, so I know that for us to back out now is more trouble than we can ask for. For example, please consider that: 1) We as a class do not have any funds to book the venues. 2) I don’t think that any of us is willing to personally front the money for this event. 3) We don’t have enough resources to make contacts with all of our class mates.

I would really appreciate it if I can get more response from all of us who check out this site. I don’t know how much we can do with the little amount of time we have left, but I will do my best to address concerns that the class has with Reunion Makers. I do promise that I will contact the company to get clarifications on the remarks that Matt had made. I also welcome more responses from all of you so that I know I will cover every thing with the company. Have a happy holiday!

Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The City Of New Port Richey
Date: Dec 12, 2005
Comments: Something TOPP posted Earlier:

FROM THE REUNION MAKERS

I’m glad you brought up the Gulf ’95 event. We know Jaime Sheridan was not happy on the night of the event. For some reason, the decorations that we ordered were not delivered as scheduled. We were just as angry and upset with the company who was supposed to have provided the service. Our only reprocussion is to never use them again, which we obvioulsy won’t. This mistake is considered huge to us and we did not take it lightly. Jaime was very upset, and rightfully so. We wish her display of frustration would have been handled a little more privately between herself and our company. From what we understand, everyone who attended the reunion was informed of the mistake (most wouldn’t have even noticed) and the event took somewhat of a negative turn.

Another issue that upset Jaime was the fact there was no audio/visual equipment for a slide show. This is considered a special request. If we had known about it sooner (we were told 2 weeks prior to the event), we could have made the arrangements and adjusted the ticket price accordingly. The cost to rent the equipment was substantial. If it had been nominal, we would have absorbed the cost with no problems. We also made several other suggestions to try to accomodate the request. (i.e. rent a TV/VCR as opposed to a projector, bring a TV/VCR combo and run it continiousy throughout the evening on the memorabilia table). We were simply not able to provide exactly what they wanted and it was strictly a cost issue. I believe the equipment rental from the hotel was going to be in excess of $400.

Hopefully, this puts some of your concerns at ease. Please let me know if there were other complaints you’d like me to address.

I look forward to hearing back from you – have a great day!”

End Letter

Was this rewritten in anyway? or a copy from the email exactly? And who wrote it? If you have that info, foward it please ?

I have a few questions like:

1. Were the decorations actually order or were they trying to pull one over on the class of 95?

2. Do we even need decorations if we wouldn’t even notice them?

3. How much $ were these decorations and was the class of 95 refunded for not having them?

4. Have they Given anyone sort of an agenda or itinerary of what the evening will be like? What are we getting for our money?

5. If the cost of a/v Projector could have been absorbed with no problems. Are they making to much money?

*if any of these questions have been answered already please inform me?

As a group- I am in. Personally – I have a problem with the way the attitude shows through in the typing of this letter from THE REUNION MAKERS! Have a Great Day!

Thanks Matt

Name: John Barolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005
Comments: Moved back to Tampa and bought a house.

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, Fl
Date: Friday, December 02, 2005
Comments: I just wanted to update my e-mail. Also I am on myspace at www.myspace.com/littlered48c5 I’ll see you at the reunion.

Name: Eric Young
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, December 02, 2005
Comments: Greeting Gulf Class of ’96!

The anticipation is over! The details of your ten year reunion are now locked in!

Mark your calenders and make plans to attend. The event is scheduled for June 24, 2006 at Seven Springs Country Club.

If you are still in contact with other Gulf ’96 grads, please make sure they know to register on the Reunion Makers website. (www.reunionmakers.com)

Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket Price valid through 2/1/06. You may purchase your tickets online, by phone (800-977-6201), fax (918-689-4109), or mail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you.

Name: Jason D’Onofrio
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Miramar (Fort Lauderdale), FL
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2005
Comments: Well geez, who knows if anyone will remember me since I only went to Gulf 11th and 12th grade. Anyways..this is what I have been up to since High School….I joined the Coast Guard in 1997 and I am still in, over 8 years later. Currently stationed in Miami, FL, but have been stationed in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Cleveland before here. I got married, then got divorced, and I have a 4 year old son, Evan, which I have custody of and am a full time single dad. Thats about it in a nutshell. I come home quite often since my whole family still lives there…If you care to drop a line, my email address is majorsmartass78@aol.com.

Name: Michelle Douthitt-Toczylowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pasco County
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Comments: Just updating my email address…Can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion!

Name: Brian Lane
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Commens: Hope everyone is doing great. E-mail me sometime. See you all at the reunion.

Name: Topp
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2005
Comments: Okay kids, here’s what we have for you regarding our reunion. It looks like our best option is Seven Springs Country Club. It’s in New Port Richey. I know some of you wanted to have the reunion some where on the beach, but I don’t think the price will be in everyone’s interest. Below is what Eric Young sent me. And, please, when you see Eric make sure you guys give him kudos because he’s actually the person who handles all of the business with the Reunion Makers. Also make sure you guys give us feed back as soon as possible. We want to make sure that you’re satisfied with the reunion planning.

From Eric:

 

Seven Springs is $68 a person. Everything else I suggested is $90 plus. From the feedback I have gotten so far we probably will have to go with Seven Springs. All of our ticket prices do include the meal, venue fees (if any), locating classmates, mailings, dj, decorations, senior picture name badges, a camera on each table, your class yahoo group, the online reunion E-Book, and any other services provided that I forgot to mention.

Name: Jennifer Beale (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005
Comments: Hey everyone!!! Well alot has changed since I moved back here almost two years ago, lets see hmmm I got divorced a little over a year ago. Then in October I tied the knot with someone I have known for quite some time. It was a very nice day. We got married at Francis Park and it was beutiful. I am teaching in Hernando County. I sure can’t believe all of this has happened in the last 10 years. But happiness comes at a cost. Hope everyone is doing well!!!

Name: Martha Sanford (Schnack)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Comments: I was looking over the posts and decided that it was time to write a little note about myself. I think I did along time ago, but not sure when. Anyways I still live in Holiday, have been married for 4 years, and have a 9 month old son. I am working on my BA for education and hope to finish sometime in the next decade (haha). I hope to make the reunion and see classmates that I haven’t seen in about 10 years. Although I wonder if I will recognize them. I was looking at the pictures of the 1995 reunion and couldn’t believe how different people looked, if it wasn’t for the fact that they were labled I would have had no clue who they were. Hope everyone is well and Happy Holidays.

Martha

Name: Regina Hayes
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Friday, November 04, 2005
Comments: Still living in the area. Got married had 2 kids ( Jason-5, and Brandon-4) got divorced and am working in Tarpon Springs. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Name: Leslie Woeber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Comments: 10 years! I feel old….hope everyone is doing well. Interesting reading all the posts. Got my BA – and doing absolutely nothing within that field of work. Getting married in a year. That’s about it!

Danielle- Beyer is at PHCC; just in case you aren’t sure where he is!

Name: krysia viquez (villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: malden, ma
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Comments: Still in school. It’s harder than i remember. So far so good passing with an A.6months to go then they let me loose in the real world. Can’t wait for the reunion haven’t seen most of you since high school. Hope all is well. Gotta go

Name: Jessica Grice
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson Florida
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Comments: Just fell onto this website. If anyone knows how to contact Nicole Backstrom or Chrisi Grivisas please let me know.

Name: Eric
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Comments: Hey guys. The reunion is starting to form. I should have an idea of where it is going to be held very soon. The company that is helping asked me to post the following in order to get things started.

Can you believe itโ€™s been 10 years since we walked the halls of Gulf High? It’s reunion time and Reunion Makers is planning our event.

It is very important that you register at Reunionmakers.com. RSVP’ing on Classmates will NOT register you. The registration is free and only takes a minute. Please be sure to do this as soon as possible. Also, we need alumni for the Spirit Committee. If you are interested, please contact Debbie or Jody at Reunion Makers directly. Their toll free number is 800-977-6201 or you can e-mail ddavidson (at) reunionmakers (dot) com. Eric Young is spearheading the effort.

If you still keep in touch with any alumni who are not registered on Classmates, please make sure they know to register at Reunionmakers.com as well.

We will announce the event details as soon as they are available.

I hope everyone is doing well. I can’t wait to see everyone. Unitl then…

Information on the 10-year reunion as of Oct. 12 is on the alumni page.

Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: California
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Comments: Gee, not insecure…as you say. Just wondering who was still in the area since I haven’t been back in over 5 years. Planning a trip there in a month or so and wondered who I might run into. Didn’t think that was offensive! Hey, I got back in touch with a great old friend already:)

Name: Topper
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Carney Town
Date: Sunday, October 09, 2005
Comments: I hope this site is more than a place to find out who’s stuck in the same place doing the same things. How insecure do you have to be? Anyway, we are still looking for a location for our reunion. I’ve asked Eric to check a place on the beach to see if it could fit in our price range. Right now nothing yet…We’ll update you more soon.

Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: California
Date: Saturday, October 08, 2005
Comments: I hope everyone is doing well. Just stopping by because Carrie said this was where to find out who is still stuck in the place doing the same things.

Name: Danielle Van Sickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NPR
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2005
Comments: I am so excited for the reunion! I am still twisting Chuck Reiter’s arm to go even though he keeps refusing, I am being dilligent!! And Topp, I have the “Kung Fu Fighting” tape ready for Thai Time – have you gotten ahold of Beyer yet because that would be the shiznit for sheezy!! ha ha Jon Whitmore the invite to crash at my house is still open if you can get away from Russia and make it!

Name: Nick Ramos
Class of: 96
Now living in: Undisclosed Location
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Comments: Is there a set place for the reunion? Because I used to be a waiter at this “convention center” and they were always throwing these lavish parties for weddings, proms, banquits and stuff like that. Its in Downtown Clearwater on the water. They have several giant rooms for different parties. Sometimes they have DJs and sometimes they bring in bands (which is really cool). I dont know what youre looking for but this place is for big parties. And they bring the food out one course at a time like your royalty or something. I dont know how much it costs though so…let me know if you want to check it out who evers doing this.

Name: ANGELA RAYBURN
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NEW PORT RICHEY
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2005
Comments:

Name: Sean Hendry
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Monday, September 05, 2005
Comments: Just heard about this site from Eric Young and thought that I would drop a line. I will be married for four years this Sept. 28, 2005. I am married to a wonderful woman, Charity Dillon (Gulf High c/o ’99). I am a Journeyman Electrician and I am currently working towards my Master’s Licinse. I have kept in contact with a hand full of people and occasionlly run into people now and then. I am glad to see that you all are doing so well for yourselves. I look forward to seeing you in ’06

Name: Jason VanOchten
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson
Date: Friday, August 26, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone. I am still in Hudson and married (no kids yet). I have started racing stock cars around Florida. Can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion. my website- http://rocketdogracing97.com

Name: Angelina
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Comments: Hi I was wondering if anyone knows when the reunion will be? Do we know any specifics? And PACO I sent you and e-mail 6 weeks ago about a re-fi do you think you could e-mail me back??? The house is 2 years old. 3200 sq ft, last appraisal was $475,000.00 want to re-fi $280,000.00 Please advise me, I am sure you can give me the best deal, considering I used to do your homework in High School ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks

Name: Cristie Gibson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Charlottesville, VA
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Comments: I didnt get to graduate with you guys, I moved to the ‘ville (Charlottesville, VA) in the summer before senior year. That was a helluva culture shock ;). Graduated with honors, and moved back to Ocala to blow off a year at CFCC. Moved to Blacksburg, VA to go to VaTech, opted to get married and have baby with highschool sweetheart. I am now divorcing the highschool sweetheart and having a blast biking and snowboarding with my now, 7 year old son, Connor. I’m also taking a semester off from busting my ass at a sociology/education double major and working at a nifty cellular company (lemme tell ya, cuteness pays…big time). I still crack jokes, I still get carded for alcohol, and I’d love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Cheers,
Cris

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Comments: Hey all! What is spartan manor? Paco,I would be all about mexico or costa rica, lets go. Top, I hope we aren’t paying that company to plan our event. If I can help let me know! Liza- Maria is local and Dan is in miami with his wife and kid! Nick- good (joke) on the other site, its always nice when someone rips on Dr. Laura and If you need an old friend, shoot me an email. Good to here all of you are well see you soon!

Name: Misty Harris (Drummond)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Comments: Hey everyone, how are you all doing? I am wonderful. I am married now (2nd one) to a wonderful man, who is an alumni to River Ridge High. We both found each other in college and had a baby and moved to Ohio to be with my other two children from a previous marriage. So that makes 3 children, Destiny (8), Justice (4), and Trinity (21 mos.). They are all awesome kids. I work in Columbus as a legal secretary for a great lawyer. I have been with him for a while now and love it. I am thinking of enlisting in the Army. I am picking LPN as my MOS. All I have to do now is sign the papers. I think I might be chickening out though.

Anyway, I will talk to everyone later.

Name: Riordan
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NY
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Comments: Thank you so much Sarah. Last I heard you were doing amazing. I am happy for you.

Name: Sonya Glover (Timmerman)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Monday, August 15, 2005
Comments: Hope all is well

Name: Riordan
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New York
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2005
Comments: Can someone please help me contact Melissa Thompson or have her contact me? Thank you for any help.

Name: Liza Kate Walter
Class of: 96
Now living in: Richmond, VA
Date: Friday, August 12, 2005
Comments: I’m pretty sure that the last few people who emailed me didn’t get responses and I apologize for that. The emails are gone now, so if you’d like to try again, please do — I promise to be better. By the way, does anyone know how to get a hold of Maria Contos or Danny Phillips?? Anyway, this is what I’ve been up to: www.myspace.com/lizakate

Name: Nick Rebetti
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pinellas
Date: Friday, August 12, 2005
Comnents: I was looking for reunion info and I found this site. I hope everyones doing well, and I hope the reunion is going to be good.

Name: Matt DeLine
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Riverview Fla
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2005
Comments: Hello Class of 1996. As some of you know (those who remember me) I moved up to NY our Senior year (no i did not die, good rumor though). I graduated in Rochester NY. After high school I went to the University of Richmond on a Soccer scholarship. I went on to ride the bench in the A-league (semipro) For a team in NJ and then had a stint back in Richmond. Once again i am back in the abyss they call Florida. I am now residing in Riverview where my wife and i share our house with our two dogs. Ok now that i have bored the SH@#$% out of you all, i would love to hear from you guys, i have thought about many of you and wondered what you all have been up to in your grownup endeavors.

Name: Nick Ramos
Class of: 96
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2005
Comments: Yeah, its good to see these names. I was in Upstate New York for awhile then DC and around back to Tampa. I liked them all but for some reason they wouldnt let me stay. I think maybe because I Started going crazy and I was getting in trouble. When I finally got to Tampa I started hallucinating and getting dellusions having to do with scary things I couldnt ENDURE. So that was three years ago and the begining of my full blown Schizofrenia. I dont see things to clearly now. So I dont know if Ill be there. I hope to. Maybe. Cya

Name: Amy Hansen (Terwilliger)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Long Island, New York
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Comments: Glad to hear eveyone is doing well. I am looking forward to our reunion next year. This is the first time I’ve been on this site in a while, any idea what the date of the reunion will be yet? Being that I’m up in NY I need to be able to plan when I’ll have to come down to FL.

I am still working as an RN up here on Long Island, married, no kids yet. Anyway, I’ll keep checking back for more reunion info.

Name: Krysia Viquez [Villalobos]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Ma.
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Comments: All is still well. I am finally going to do something with my life I have decided to go back to school and take Medical Billing & Coding. Now is the perfect time, seeing as Yvonne will finally be in school with a decent schedule and I can finally get something done with my life.

On a different note I have found a lot of our classmates on classmates.com if that helps anybody.

Name: Toppster
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Comments: Hello every one! As some of you may know, we are using this company called the Reunion Makers to plan our reunion next year. Recently, Jamie, the class of ’95 president, informed us about a mishap with the Reunion Makers – see her message in the alumni board for class of ’96. Below is the explanation from the company. If you feel that we should not continue to work with the Reunion Makers, feel free to let me know asap! I still think that this is more of a communication problem between the class of ’95 and the Reunion Makers. Unless I get an overwhelming response from you NOT to use the company, Eric and I will move forward with them. Please let all our friends know about this web-site. My e-mail is toppski@verizon.net, Thanks in advance for your input.

FROM THE REUNION MAKERSI’m glad you brought up the Gulf ’95 event. We know Jaime Sheridan was not happy on the night of the event. For some reason, the decorations that we ordered were not delivered as scheduled. We were just as angry and upset with the company who was supposed to have provided the service. Our only reprocussion is to never use them again, which we obvioulsy won’t. This mistake is considered huge to us and we did not take it lightly. Jaime was very upset, and rightfully so. We wish her display of frustration would have been handled a little more privately between herself and our company. From what we understand, everyone who attended the reunion was informed of the mistake (most wouldn’t have even noticed) and the event took somewhat of a negative turn.

Another issue that upset Jaime was the fact there was no audio/visual equipment for a slide show. This is considered a special request. If we had known about it sooner (we were told 2 weeks prior to the event), we could have made the arrangements and adjusted the ticket price accordingly. The cost to rent the equipment was substantial. If it had been nominal, we would have absorbed the cost with no problems. We also made several other suggestions to try to accomodate the request. (i.e. rent a TV/VCR as opposed to a projector, bring a TV/VCR combo and run it continiousy throughout the evening on the memorabilia table). We were simply not able to provide exactly what they wanted and it was strictly a cost issue. I believe the equipment rental from the hotel was going to be in excess of $400.

Hopefully, this puts some of your concerns at ease. Please let me know if there were other complaints you’d like me to address.

I look forward to hearing back from you – have a great day!

Name: Regina Drum (Jones)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone. Remember me? I can’t believe the 10 year mark is fast approaching! God I feel old! I can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion. Life has been great for me I got married to Jeremy Drum c/o 95 in 2003. We have a 4 (going on 30) year old that lives to make us laugh. (wonder who he got that from) Suprise Suprise.. I’m still involved in swimming. I currently work at Trinity YMCA as the Aquatics Coordinator and I coach swimming at Mitchell High. I stumbled across this website and was happy to see everyone is doing well. I still talk to Jaycee our kids play together as scary as that may sound. Anyone that wants to drop a line feel free. I thought I would never say this but I miss all you guys. Have a great life If I don’t see you @ the reunion..

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2005
Comments: Hey everyone. I just wanted to say hi and update my e-mail address. Still working at the hospital. Dating a wonderful man with 2 boys 6 and 8. My daughter just turned 6 and is heading into first grade. Can’t wait to see everyone.

Name: krysia
Class of: 1996
Now living in: malden, mass
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Comments: hello everyone. Well I went back to New Port Richey. Boy has it changed all you need now is a train and bus system and I’d be on the first plane back. I am glad I say all my friends and a little bit of the town. Can’t wait for the reunion I’d love 2 show my little one where I grew up. Hope the reunion planning is going well. drop me a line.

Name: Jaime Gutowski-Sheridan
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2005
Comments: Hello class of 1996. Jaime Gut here clas of 1995, just wanted to pass the word about our 10 year reunion that took place this weekend. So Sara, Topp, and Eric pay attention. REUNION MAKERS SUCKS DONOT USE THEM YOU CAN DO A BETTER JOB YOURSELFS ON YOUR OWN! You have plenty of time using this website to get your classmates together by next year. The entire planning with reunionmakers was awful. and at the reunion none of the decorations or the cake showed up. Nothing was right except for what Spartan Manor did. They can do a better job of planning your reunion. The dj we had was great and he also plans reunions so if you are interested let me know i will give you his number. But on a serious note you can ask everyone who was there everything reunionmakers did fell through. If it wasn’t for a small few of us it wouldn’t have been a good time. Josh Hill was there ask him he’ll tell you to find another company if you plan on using a company. Just thought you guys could use the heads up. It was so bad we are calling tomorrow to ask for a refund for the things that we payed for and didn’t arrirve. $7,000 is alot to pay for them to do so little work. Good luck class of 1996

Jaime

Name: Paczubi
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Mom’s House
Date: Thursday, June 09, 2005
Comments: Whattup ya’ll? Shouts out to my class of 96 peoples. I am currently doing mortgages for anywhere in the state of Florida so hit me up (email) if you’re looking to buy, refi, or whatever. Florida real estate: great investment. I got my finance degree from USF. Attended 4 schools to get it. Any rumors you’ve heard about me are probably true. Hey I was thinking this: in a few years we’ll do a Cancun reunion. I know Whitney’s down for it (soft kisses on the beach under the moonlight). Knauber, thanks for bailing me out last trip when I puked in the taxi. I’ve seen a few people since graduation. Riordan is a bartender at the Chase Club in Tampa (think:Tom Cruise Cocktail). Whitmore you are amazing, nice stats. NY huh, can you get me a gig as a SNL writer? That would be tits. Topp hit me up. If anyone has wondered if I’ve chilled, nope. I’m only worse…my ADHD with a splash of Teret’s (spelling?) is still keeping those around me entertained. Or pissing them off. Oh yeah, I’ve! hung out with Josh Stewart a few times (think: Fortune magazine). Anyways, that’s me for now. Seacrest out.

Name: Mandi McEvoy
Class of: 96
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Comments: Wow, it was great to read all of the stuff that everyone has been doing! I have been working my BUTT off. I work for United HealthCare, a health insurance company, I have been with them for close to 5 years. I have a 5 year old daughter named Tierra. She’s my little Mini Me and my world. Not married, we were together on and off for 8 yrs. But in the end we are GREAT friends and couldn’t ask for a better extended family! I still live in Holiday. If anyone wants to chat, just let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ missmandi888 @ yahoo mail or IM and the same on AIM.

Name: Joleen Beninati (Eriksen)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone, I just thought I would give my email address in case anyone would like to get in contact with me. I would love to hear from you!! BnJoele@aol.com

Name: Angelina Tripepi-Leggiere
Class of: 1996
Now living in: PR, FL
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005
Comments: I would like to help in any way I can for the reunion. I am local. If you need a hand call me at 727-862-7083, thanks,

Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone, How is everyone doing, I’m doing great. I can not believe that we been out of school for 10 years. Well if you need any help with anything let me know. Hope to hear from some of you. Talk to you later.

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Comments: I want to thank those who have already contacted me for some ideas on our reunion. Eric should have already sent out our yearbook to the Reunion Maker folks for the distribution list. Eric and I should be able to come up with our first set proposals within a couple of months or so. We’ll post it this site for every one to decide and we’ll submitted to the company. But I still need a lot more suggestions from all of you. Please let our classmates know about this website! Thanks again for your help…

Name: Nicole (Stefanovich) Metzler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Comments: Hey everyone, glad to see we’ve got some people working on the reunion. I was starting to get a bit worried. Thanks to Eric and Topp for taking on this painful task. I agree that we should probably find a location first. I wish I was there to help you guys scout out some places. I’ve never been to Spartan Manor so don’t know much about it. What about some nice hotel or something? Doesn’t the Sheraton (is it even the Sheraton anymore?) have some kind of meeting or banquet room? One idea to throw out there, I don’t know how far everyone is willing to travel, BUT, there is a place in Spring Hill that has a gorgeous hall (my brother was going to use it for his wedding reception) and best of all, WE MAY BE ABLE TO GET IT FOR FREE!!! Just throwing out ideas. Pricewise, I’m thinking about maybe $75 per person. And I think the picnic idea on the next day is a great idea. For those who can’t afford to go, or even just for fun afterwards for the whole family. I think Howard Park would be a great place for that. So, that’s my 2-cents. Feel free to E-mail me and I will also check back here as often as possible. I do check my e-mail daily though. So Topp or Eric, let me know if you want me to look into the hall in Spring Hill or not. Talk to everyone soon. xoxo

Name: Mandy Jezek (Martinot)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: pittsboro, NC
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005
Comments: Some folks I have been in touch with suggest anywhere BUT Spartan Manor…Molly ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think I have ever been there, but is there anywhere else we could have the reunion? We should brainstorm about location first.

Name: April Kumley (Skaags)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: Saturday, May 07, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone just wanted to see how everyone is doing. I’m doing great I been married for 7 years and two wonderful children, I have a 4 year old son and a 5 month old daughter. I will see you next year. Hope everyone is doing great.

Name: Krysia Viquez [Villalobos]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Mass
Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
Comments: I’ve seen some names on classmates.com From our class. If that helps? I’ve also have kept in touch with some people from our class.

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
Comments: I want to thank Jaime Gutowski for her advice about the company. Eric and I are meeting tomorrow to finalize our plans. I do, however, believe that we are going to use the company. I think that things can get complicated if we let it be. The most important thing is we must have excellent communication amongst all of us who are interested in going to the reunion. I will be checking the alumni web-site daily for whatever idea you want to bring up. Remember the key is we must decide early on all of the important decisions. We cannot wait until the last minute on how much you want to spend or where do you want to have the reunion. I’ll offer the first suggestion. Maybe it will trigger you to start sending me ideas. I’m willing to spend up to $100 per person. And please be assure that Sara, Eric and I will not let any thing slip through the cracks. I promise that I will on top of things-no pun intended…

Name: Jaime Gutowski-Sheridan
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Comments: Hello class of 1996. As most of you know me from class of 1995 or as Michelle Gutowski’s sister. I just wanted to give you the heads up on Reunion Makers. I spoke with Sara on this matter already, but feel all of you should know about the company. They SUCK!!! to be honest with you the only reason we went with them is because we didn’t know any better at the time. Yes they do all of the work but there is little communication between you and them during the process. By the time they give you some options they need an anwser within days so you have no time to consult with anyone. They do take care of all the money, contracts with the companies, mailings and local classmate searches. It sounds good but you do pay for it. Our reunion is on June 11th at the Spartan Maonor in NPR. It is $69.00 a person. Spartan only charges 30.00 per person. so see the price differnce. Again it is the easy way to plan your reunion, but if people can’t afford it then they won’t come. I am planning a picnic on the sunday June 12 so people that couldn’t afford saturday night can still participate. This is something yous may also want to concider. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Good luck with everythin class of 96.

Jaime

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Comments: REUNION INFO: As Topp mentioned, we are going with a company called Reunion Makers. If you’re interested in checking out the company, you can visit their website at reunionmakers.com

While the company takes care of the main reunion event, it’s up to us if we choose to plan other events surrounding it on that reunion weekend. So feel free to email ideas about what you would be interested in doing/attending….

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Comments: Hey kids, here’s the scoop on our reunion planning. Sara found a company that will plan it for us. I checked it out and I think this is a great deal! They do all the work, but we get to make all of the decisions. Eric Young is going to be the main contact with the company. I will help him handle the communication side of things. So, email me your suggestions now! It could be any thing: what is a reasonable ticket price range, where would you like to have it, what kind of extra curricular activities would you want to do, and also things like what do you want to do for the day events. Please don’t be shy, we’re all good friends!

Name: Krysia
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Mass
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Comments: Has it been that long already. Just moved into a new place & was going through some pictures from high school. Boy did it bring back memories. But feeling better somebody thought my daughter was my sister. All is well in my little world. Looking forward to going back {only be in town 2days} It’s all changed so much from what I’ve seen on the web. Finally becoming a real town. I do miss my friends write me & or send pics.

All my love

Name: Michelle Gutowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2005
Comments: I see everyone is talking about the reunion next year, seems like noone wants to plan it. Just thought this might be a helpful hint for who ever decides to do it. My sister Jaime for c/o 1995 planed their reunion mostly by herself, with only some help from her freind April. She said it was a pain in the butt, If you need some suggestions or help you can email her on this address. I know Sara Walsh has already inquired with Jaime. Jus thought it might help. see you all soon.

Name: Heather Lemon
Class of: 1996
Now living in: port richey
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Comments: Hey!!! Can’t wait too see everyone at the big 10 year reunion..

Heather Lemon

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Comments: You know, I wouldn’t have a problem at all coordinating our class reunion. My job experience is project management and logistical work, so it’s right up my alley. But, I’m sure that I don’t want to do this alone. I want to have a partner in crime so when it doesn’t turn out well I’d have some one to blame it on – just like at work. j/j… So Mandy, I’ll do it if you’d it with me. I know Sara is looking to get out of this so we can forget about her. And if any of you would like to let me know that you don’t think it’s a good idea for me to take on this monterous task you can let me know. I promise it won’t hurt my feelings. I look forward to hearing from all of you!

P.S. Mandy, you’re not doing so bad yourself there Dr. Doolittle….

Name: Jonathan Whitmore
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Brooklyn, NY
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Comments: Stop googling me.

I’ve been in NYC for the past 6 years. Before that I was living in the Czech Republic and Philadelphia. I graduated from NYU and took a position as Creative Director at a political-risk consultancy – where I’ve been for the last 5 years. I’m moving to Boston for Harvard at the end of summer; if anyone is moving to NYC and needs help with housing or jobs drop a line as I might be able to help you. If you’re in Boston, well, holla. I haven’t been back to Florida since 1998. No kids, no pets, no house, no car.

I’d love to hear from you. I think.

Jonathan / jonathan.whitmore@gmail.com

Name: Mandy Jezek (Martinot)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pittsboro, NC
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Comments: I’d be glad to help anyone with the reunion stuff (also out of state)…

Topp, It is great to see that you are doing well…:)

Name: dawn disko-cobb
Class of: 1996
Now living in: hudson, florida
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
Comments: just wanted to update. since my last entry I have had a beautiful daughter on October 8, 2004, her name is Grace. as you can tell still in florida. been working as a registered nurse at bayonet point for the past 2 years. see ya at the reunion.

Name: Eric Young
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Comments: How is everyone? It has been a while. I still live in good ol’ NPR. I am married with no children. I work as a computer tech at Community Hospital. I still keep in touch with a few of our classmates but would love to hear from any of you. See you guys at the reunion.

Name: Ryan Partin
Class of: 1996
Now living in: St. lucie
Date: Monday, April 11, 2005
Comments:

Name: Christina Benedict Adler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone! I am still in New Port Richey, my husband and I just started our own business. It has been crazy but worth it. I hope all is well with all of you. I am hoping to get in touch with Molly Knapp and Chrisi Grivizas; if anyone knows how to contact them please let me know. My son is going to be 5 in May and getting ready to start school…it’s crazy how fast time goes by. If anyone would like to email me feel free, it might take me a little time to get back to you but I will. Best wishes to all of you, see ya next year!

Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Austin, Texas
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Comments: Kay Link….. Been awhile, I always wondered what happened to you… If anybody remembers me, let me know. Gulf High….

Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Austin, Texas
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Comments: Hello Michelle G. last time i saw you was at club manhattan. Nicole H. Remember me, Total Sound…. Hows it going. Living life in Texas. Hopefully gonna move back to take care of my pops… Anyone that knows me… The best memories I have are with my friends at Gulf High. Miss you guys… One Love…. One Life… John Fussell, now that I know you are an EMS, I hope never to get into an accident down there. Joking man…. I want to apologize to everyone I was a major a** to. Its good to be a Ghost… Peace..

Name: Joleen Beninati (Eriksen)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Comments: Wow! I just found out about this alumni page, and it is nice to see all of you doing so well! My life has been good, I am married for 5 years now, and just had my first child in August of last year! Her name is Isabella, and she is my life. I own my own house here in Port Richey but will be selling it soon to move to New York in January 2006. I would love to talk to you all, so please feel free to email me!

Name: Krysia Viquez [Villalobos]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Mass
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Comments: Well I moved to Boston in 97 only meant to be here for the summer. A lot has happened I got married and divorced all within 3years. I do have a wonderful little girl named Yvonne the one good thing to come out of my marriage. She is my life and she knows it. All is well though I finally found the man of my dreams. He’s from Florida [but i forgive him]. We live in Malden Mass. cute little town the train is a 10 min walk from the house. Everything is within walking distance thank you god. Just looking for my old friends drop me a line. I’ll be in N.P.R for memorial week. Hope to hear from you.

Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Comments: WOW!!!! I am so glad I moved back down here, things sure have changed, I got a great job offer, teaching the universal pre-k program!!!! I’am exicted and hope the program gets on it’s feet. My kids love living here, if we could go to the beach everyday my daughter would be glad. I have seen a few of you from school, and i’am glad that everyone is doing good!!!

Name: krysia villalobos {viquez}
Class of: 96
Now living in: malden Mass.
Date: Thursday, March 03, 2005
Comments: hey everybody. I now live in Mass. It is cold sure miss the sun haven’t seen it in months it snows every week. Going to florida soon. Like to know about any reunions. Write me.

Name: JAMIE WILLIAMS (COREY)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NEW PORT RICHEY
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2005
Comments: HOW AMAZING IT IS TO SEE WHERE EVERYONE IS AND HOW LIFE CHANGES AFTER HIGHSCHOOL. I AM A MOTHER OF BEAUTIFUL IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS PAYTON AND RILEY WHO ARE 5 AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED THIS AUGUST FOR 9 YEARS (WOW) TO A WONDERFUL GUY SHANNON. I BEEN DWELLING IN THE CAR BUSINESS SINCE DCT AND I AM A COMPTROLLER AT FRIENDLY KIA :). I NEVER SEE ANYONE BUT I GUESS NOW I KNOW WHY,EVERYONE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE! I AM GLAD TO HEAR EVERYONE IS DOING GREAT! TAKE CARE.

Name: Angelina Leggiere
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005
Comments: Hello! Glad to here that everyone is doing well! I am married and have a 15 month old son. I was working as a PA for a Pain Mgmt/Anest physician, but am on a leave of absence to do the mom thing. When Andrew is 2 I will go back to work. I am also married to a great guy whom also graduated from Gulf (back in the stone ages). Hope to hear from you soon. Angelina

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville, TN
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2005
Comments: Just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on the reunion status. Don’t know how many people would be interested in a 10 year gathering, but because of my job I will most likely be unable to be in the state of Florida to put something together/attend. Didn’t know if there was someone living in the area who would like to help coordinate something, but I would be more than happy to pitch in and help as much as I can from a couple states away. (Liz Engel who was vice president also lives out of the area) Please feel free to email me if anyone has any ideas. Thanks and take care! Sara Walsh

Name: Topper
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2005
Comments: Looks like a lot of you are going to the reunion…I look forward to see all of you. Sara, you’d better get your butt moving and begin planning our reunion. You’re our class president, may I remind you :o)

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone. Well I have been back in Holiday for a year now. For those of you who know I was Married to Mark Paxton, but we are now divorced. We have a 5 year old daughter Marrisa. I hope all of you are doing well. Nicole Backstrom if you are out there drop me a line. Or if anyone knows how to get in touch with her. See you all next year!!!

Name: Diane Botta Schneider
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Englewood, Ohio
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
Comments: Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say hi to everyone. Glad to see everybody is doing well. I moved up to Ohio after grad. but to this day I still don’t know why. I just got married in September 04 to a great guy. We’ve been together for 6 years so it’s about time. No kids yet but hopefully it will happen soon. We just bought a house and everything is going great! Hope to hear from some of you! Take Care!

Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The city of New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Comments: Sean lane died of a bad drug habit

Name: John Fussell
Class of: 96
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Friday, November 26, 2004
Comments: Hello everyone just found out this was here. after school joind Army went to Bosnia, Quait and Korea. Got out in 2001 while in army got my EMT, and dietitian cert. started working for a pharmacy as a dietary consultant. started my own business and getting ready to move it up to michigan. I have a son 6 mo old son “Xander”. Im glad to here everyone is good and doing well. would love to hear from anyone who wants to write. see ya in “06”

Name: Liza Walter
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Richmond, VA
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Comments: I’m currently recording my first full-length album (it’s kind of folky, believe it or not), I’ve done some extensive travelling (North and South America), and now that I’ve temporarily settled down, I’m a year away from graduating from college with honors (believe it or not). My fields of study are SOCIOLOGY, latin american studies, Religious studies and Spanish. Touring the U.S. (with my music) in the summer of ’05, planning to spend 4months in Argentina in fall of ’05, and then, plans for a European Tour are coming together. Basically I’ve been pretty busy, but I think about being and idiot teenager a lot and would love to (re)meet everyone. Peace.

Name: paulfenn ;p
Class of: 1996
Now living in: panama city, FL
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Comments: first did some college, 6 yrs. or so, computer programming, graphics, animation and audio. going to be finishing up college soon. then went navy, now at navy dive school to be… a navy diver. they will be moving me over to jacksonville this 15DEC04. i will be stationed on a frigate with bording parties or something. dont know much now but something about search and seizures of foreign ships for drugs. will be sailing around south america (next stop rio). i’ve lived in only a couple different places, orlando, seattle, columbus, greenville south carolina (please dont go here NOTHING there), atlanta, and now in panama city, FL. not married, just have not found her. had a dalmation though loved him, key word had. though i do have a plant for about eight years though, his name is fred.

feel free in contacting me… see you all at the reunion.

Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2004
Comments: I said I would never move back here and for some odd reason ended up back here about 4 months ago, can’t get over how much things have changed. Seen a few people and glad to hear everyone is doing well. I started teaching not long after I got here for the school districts pre-k program. The city life is so different from the country, I definelty miss the open land. Glad to hear everyone is doing well.

Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The City Of New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Comments: Its crazy! I have never lived in NPR and said I never would but they are making some changes and I bought a place here. Own my own business. Engaged. No kids. Not an addict. Recently attended 1994 10 year and it was a bust. Hopefully ours will have more than 30 in attendance. Hope to here from all!

Name: Michelle Gutowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, August 30, 2004
Comments: Whats up class of 1996..Long time no see. just wanted to let some of you know that knew him or remember him my long time boyfriend of 12 years David Calo was killed on january 28th 2004. it’s taking me this long just to be able to tell ya’s.. I’m doing fine no kids and obviously not married. I turned into a girl no more thug life haha. i run my Dad’s bar in new port richey..the village pub on grand blvd. come see me and i’ll buy ya a beer. Hell you’d be surprised how many people from Gulf come in. this is my sister’s email but drop me a line. anyone who remembers jaime she’s married now and living in port richey, still trying to control me..see you in 2006

Name:
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2004
Comments: Anyone know how/why Sean Lane died???

Name: Karen Strawn (Tinker)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Monday, August 23, 2004
Comments: Levi that sux you won’t be coming out. I just now found out. I was looking forward to you meeting your new baby neice. Well hope you can make it out soon. Karen

Name: Kay (Link) Raymond
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Sicily
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2004
Comments: Kay is living in Sicily with her husband John Raymond and their son Logan. Kay is expecting her second child (a daughter this time) in October.

They are 1-1/2 years into a three year deployment (John) at NAS Siganello, located in Sicily. After the completion of his three years, John will have satisfied his sea / overseas duty requirement with the Unites States Navy. At that time they will transfer back to the states (Jacksonville would be nice!) until his retirement.

Name:
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Friday, August 20, 2004
Comments: Just wanted to let people know that Sean Lane has passed away. It was in July. The obituary is posted under obituaries. Thanks.

Name: Amy Hansen (Terwilliger)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island)
Date: Friday, August 06, 2004
Comments: Hi to all! Still living in Long Island, NY. Got married last November. Graduated in 2002 with my Bachelor’s in Nursing. Now working as an RN at Stonybrook University Hospital here on the island. Planning to return to school for my Master’s next year in Nursing Education so I can teach. Currently in the process of buying our first home. We should be moving in by October (can’t wait!). Haven’t kept in touch with too many people since graduating from Gulf….hope everyone is doing well. Hi to Jess, Sharron, Angelina, Danielle, Ricky, Rich, Matt and Bryan! Amy Greer if you see this EMAIL ME!! I think you dropped off the face of the earth. Bye for now ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Amanda Martinot (Mandy Jezek)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004
Comments: Wow, i never knew this website existed–you all are up to some amazing things. So, I did the veterinary school thing and I’m now working as an emergency vet (yep cool animal planet stuff). i married an amazing guy–french turned american that i met here at UF. He just finished his Ph.D in organic chemistry—uuugggh (so he’s even more of a dork than me)–but he’s french and VERY TALL, no more short genes, yeah!! and i think he’s HOT ๐Ÿ™‚ we are about to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. no kids, lots of creatures at our house–we are moving to Chapel Hill, NC in January (where the hubby has job at UNC lined up). Great see what everyone is up to. Can’t wait to the reunion! take care–mandy

Name: Karen (Tinker) Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey Florida
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Comments: Had baby number 5 on Sunday July 18. A girl Summer Rain.

Name: Danielle Neubauer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hiroshima City, Japan
Date: Thursday, July 08, 2004
Comments: Hi c/o ’96! Graduated from USF a couple of years ago and now I’m living and working in Japan on the JET program (check it out if you want @ www.jet-program.com, its a well-paid & well-respected program…highly recommend it!). Life has been unpredictable, yet amazing! Have spent the last 2 years traveling around South East Asia and Oceania, doing volunteer work in the South Pacific and just relaxing & enjoying life to the fullest! Not married, not pregnant, but have a wonderful new boyfriend and some fish:) Hope you are all pursuing happiness & enjoying your lives! P.S. Whitmore & Stanton, if you ever unearth yourselves, could you drop me a line plz?? domo arigatou!

Name: Nicole (Stefanovich) Metzler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2004
Comments: Hi everyone…wow, I can’t believe it’s been 8yrs now! I’m still in the middle of the USA, surrounded by tornado’s lately! Still working as a CPhT, and going to school for Nursing. No kids yet, just hangin out and enjoying life with my hubby. Take care all!

Name: Christina Benedict Adler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2004
Comments: Hello Class of 96! It’s been a long time. I am still in the New Port Richey area. I have been married to Greg Adler (c/o 99) since 2000, and I have a wonderful 4 year old boy named Gregory who is the light of my life. I am hoping to get in touch with some of my friends from high school. I hope you are all doing well and are happy! See you all in 2 years!

Name: Karen (Tinker) Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey, Fl
Date: Saturday, May 08, 2004
Comments: It’s been awhile. Things are good. I am having baby number 5 in about 10 weeks. Yes number 5. Went to college for an associates in criminal justice, due to go back after i have my baby. Working currently as a nail tech / esthetician / permanent makeup artist. In a good relationship. Have accomplished ALOT more than SOME people thought I would

Name: Jewel Elizabeth Partridge
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New York City
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004
Comments: Living the fab life in Manhattan, acting, dancing, and working at Crunch Fitness. Oh yeah and I write every now and again but not much (sorry, Mr. Trapp!) Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their post-Buccaneer lives!

Name: Heather Andriolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Friday, April 16, 2004
Comments: Not really from the Class of 96, but the class of 1998. I wanted to respond to Nikki Hutzley’s post. I tried to email you, but your address wouldn’t work. Hope all is well with you. I can get you in touch with some TS members. Email me sometime.

Name: Kristen Cleaver
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa Fl.
Date: Monday, April 12, 2004
Comments: Hey I saw Jen was trying to get a hold of me. Wow how cool e-mail me Im still around in college and soon to open up my own buisness.

Name: Chrisi Grivizas Hernandez III
Class of: 1996
Now living in: seffner/brandon
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Comments: HEY GUYS!! iT HAS BEEN A WHILE GRADUATED FROM USF AND GOING BACK TO SCHOOL FOR MY RN….MARRIED TO A REALLY GREAT MAN AND WORKING CURRENTLY FOR A MJOR INSURANCE COMPANY…LOOKING TO HEAR FROM NICOLE BACKSTROM/JESSICA MURPHY/LAURA MCCARTHY/DAWN DISKO/JD HOLBERT AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THE LIST AT GHS…CONGRATS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR..MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE…BE BLESSED

Name: KELLY MCINTOSH
Class of: 1996
Now living in: FORT WALTON BEACH, FL
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO CATCH UP WITH SOME PEOPLE. THE ONLY ONES I HAVE KEPT IN CONTACT WITH ARE NICOLE CARRICO, LESLIE WOEBER, AND CHRIS LALLIER. GETTING MARRIED IN SEPT 2004. HOPE EVERYBODY IS WELL.

Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Comments: Just updating my e-mail. Still living in Tallahassee and working at The Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Crime Lab Tech. Hope everyone is well!

Name: Carolyn Collins-Kershaw
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Long Island, NY
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Comments: Hello to everyone! I’m living happily in NY. I’m still married and I’m now working on my second child. My husband is in the army and will be going to Iraq for a year and a half. I would like to give a special hello to Jason D’onofrio. Feel free to email me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Danielle VanSickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: chaos
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Comments: Hey everyone! Check out myspace.com if you are bored. It is very fun, look me up when you get there!!

Name: Nikki Huzley
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Orlando, Fl
Date: Monday, March 01, 2004
Comments: Wow..it’s been a long time. Looking for that Total Sound alumni… =)

Name: Mark Clairmont
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Comments: Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Just spent 7 and a half years in the military and finally came home. Just want to see what everyone has been up to since I have been gone.

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Comments: hey everyone. Just moved back to holiday form Bradenton. Currently divorced with a beautiful 4 1/2 year old daughter. I’m working at Community Hospital in Imaging. Hope everyone is doing well. I would love to hear from some of my old friends.

Name: Greg Tran
Class of: 96
Now living in: Chicago
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004
Comments: It’s good to see what everyone is up to. It’s fun here in the Windy City but I do miss FL’s weather. I got my BBA at Loyola Univ. in 2001 and I’m currently an IT Specialist for the federal govt. (GSA). So working 40+ hrs./wk is what adult life is all about heh? I’m gonna play stocks until I can retire early b/c working full-time is just not fun. I wanna travel the world before getting married and wish everyone here the best of luck.

Name: Jen Hoffman
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Monday, December 29, 2003
Comments: Im actually class of 93, but had alot of friends in the 96 class. Does anyone remember the Cleavers? Particulary Kristen Cleaver? Wondering what she is up to? Its been about 10 years!!!! Would like to hear from her and catch up!!!

Name: Michelle Douthitt Toczylowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pasco County
Date: Sunday, December 28, 2003
Comments: Hey everybody! I got married in September and have been working as a Child Protective Investigator for the Sheriff’s Office since graduating from USF. I hope you are all doing well!

Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Illinois
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Comments: Merry Christmas everyone!!! It’s nice to see that everyone is doing well. Where i’m it’s snowing and freezing!! Well i’m on my christmas break from work, and teaching is fun, but kindergarten is hectic. Me and my kids are enjoying the time off from school, we built a snowman and it was my first. But it was fun to see the kids faces light up. Well glad to hear everyone is doing great.

Name: Jason VanOchten
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson, Fl
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone. I have been married 3 years now (no kids yet). We have two jack russel terriiers and have been in our new home about a year and a half.

Name: molly knapp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Orleans baby yeah
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2003
Comments: New email, otherwise most things remain the same. Still a librarian, still drinkin’ too much, still childless, still smarter than you, and continuing the pursuit of world domination. Well, I’m single now, and one year closer to 30. *shudder* That’s ok, I still look like a nubile preteen supermodel. Sister Wendy & I plan to write a screenplay exposing the sordid underbelly of NPR in all its decrepit glory. You’ve been warned!! I’m on friendster under this email for the .02% of you who’d deign to talk to me back in the day. Look me up if you really want to know. In closing, a simple quote: “When i am king, you will be fast against the wall.” Blessed be. That is all.

Name: Nikki Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2003
Comments: HI everyone, just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year! Hope all is well.

Name: Rich Gargano
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Norfolk, VA
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2003
Comments: It’s great to read about how you’re all doing. In the past 18 months, I’ve lived in Pensacola, Charleston, Albany, New London, and now Norfolk. Gotta love the Navy. I got married last May in Naples, and my wife Erin is working as a Registered Nurse here in VA. I’m attached to the USS Florida, which is in the shipyard to be converted to a new type of submarine. I just got back from a 3 month deployment with the USS Alabama out of Bangor, WA… interesting experience. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody at our reunion… if I’m not underwater at the time…

Name: Nicole Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone, Just wanted to say hello and see how everyone is doing? Everything is great here in Omaha. Still working full time as a Cert. Pharmacy Tech, and am also going to school. Still happily married, and I love our new house! If you’d like to see pics of my babies (2 dogs, 4 cats) check out my website…
http://www.geocities.com/DlphnLvr4701
Please email me if you wanna chat…
Nikki ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: illinois
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Comments: WOW!!! I did it I graduated from college. What an experience. It’s neat to read what everyone is up too, Nikki sorry haven’t emailed you lately started training for a job. Which starts next week… Teaching kindergarten in a very small town. I am exicted and nervous at the same time. My kids think it’s cool and they always call me Mrs Dunlap instead of MOM!!!! Trying to be funny!!!! Hope everyone is doing good!!!!

Name: Sharron Scepkowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Friday, August 22, 2003
Comments: I got married to a wonderful WOMAN last year, and we couldn’t be happier! I suppose we’ll have a child in about ten years or so when we can afford it. Right now we are raising a beautiful Boxer. I work for a non-profit political organization. (Left, not right.) My wife and I plan to hopefully become Canadian citizens one day, and we look forward to the upcoming regime change, if you know what I mean. Molly, I know you do. Hi Molly, Amy, Connie and Denise. I think about you guys all the time. E-mail me if you want.

Name: Mike Bush
Class of: 1996
Now living in: A van down by the river.
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Comments: Hey everyone!!! I just got out of the Pen and thought I would drop a line. It still seems as if NONE of you MF’ers remember me. I was on the football team, I played baseball, I worked at Publix. I made out with a teacher the summer we graduated, oh wait that wasn’t me..Our reunion is only 3 years away..I would love to take an old girlfriend of mine with me so Whitney or Mandy if you’re free email ole mike and lets get it on. Talk to you guys soon WEST SIDE (pasco)!! Regulators mound up.

Name: John Barolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville, TN
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003
Comments: Hey everyone…I was in Tampa for a while, but now have moved to Nashville. In Novermber of 2002, I got married and am very happy :O) I’m a Youth Minister at a large United Methodist Church in Nashville. We’ve got a 9 month old Italian Greyhound dog that keeps us busy.

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Comments: Hey guys! I hope all is well with every one…I thought it’d be nice to update every one with what’s new with me. Well, I did it…I got married on May 17th. My wife’s parents are the most generous people and they gave us the most wonderful wedding. I built a house in Gibsonton near the Alafia River ( I’m sure only a few people know where that is), and I have just moved in two weeks ago. I still work for UPS and probably will for a long while. It’s a great company to work for. Anyway, I hope to read more of your messages. PS-It’s nice to see your message up there Mike. And Sara, I hope you’re starting to plan our reunion soon. It’s coming up sooner than you think…

Name: Dawn Dosko-Cobb
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Spring Hill
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone!! It’s been a long time since graduation. I have gotten married and I just finished nursing school and I am working at Bayonet Point Hospital as a registered nurse. Looking for JD Holbert, T.J. Etheride and any other of the class of 1996.

Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 96 baby
Now living in: Texas
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2003
comments: Hello…. Texas is great. i am engaged to the most wonderful woman in the world. I am happy in texas. And its not what everyone makes it out to be. Texas is beautiful. I am gettin ready to go to either college or ITT Tech. I been masterin my web design and graphic skills even though my site dont show it. Like Johnny Lee Miller said in HACKERS *dade or Crash override or ZeroCool* Gimme Time. In the immortal words of Bella Lagosi, The Children Of The Night. They Make Wonderful Music. Bye Guys. This is The Ghost Of Pasco saying Goodbye Forever.

Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 1996
Now living in: TEXAS!!!!!!
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2003
Comments: Holy Rusted Metal Batman!!!!! It’s the ghost of pasco county. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen its your favorite neighborhood puerto rican. ITS ME THE SHORT PUERTO RICAN!!!!! love peace and chicken grease.

Name: Mike Stanley
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Palm Harbor
Date: Monday, June 23, 2003
Comments: Whats up class of 1996, I now in Palm Harbor and manage a chemical testing laboratory in Clearwater. Im finishing up my last year in wellness at USF, and hope to become a strength and conditioning specialist. I would love to hear from old friends.

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville, TN
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Comments: I am now a sports reporter in Nashville, TN. covering the Titans! Hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Nicole Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Comments: Hi again. Looking for Doug Norris, Lisa Ponsonby, Trish Kling, Pat Tony (c/o 94 or 95) or Waneta Ellis(c/o 97). If you guys are out there, or if anyone knows how to get in touch with any of them please email me.

Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: ILLINOIS
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Comments: Well I just graduted from college and still can’t understand why I chose education. I start teaching elementary school in the fall. Both my kids are arguing that I’am going to be their teacher, I’m not even teaching in their school..lol.. My husband and I just bought our first house out in the country. It’s nice and quiet. Hope to hear from Nicole Backstom.

Name: Stephanie Marusak
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Comments: Hello everyone! It was great to read that you all are doing well – I hope to hear from you! I am living in Gainesville (STILL!), finishing up my last year of law school at UF, and planning to get married next March…I hope some of my old friends will drop me a line! Gulf High Buccaneers Rule!

Name: Nicole Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Comments: Hello C/O 96! Glad to see that everyone is doing so well. Living here in Omaha, I’m kind of out of the loop, but I was so sad to see that Mr. Dale has passed away. He was such a great teacher.
I hope everyone else is still doing well. I have been in Omaha for about 3yrs now and am happilly married. We bought our own home, no kids yet though. And we are both attending college. I actually dropped the Vet. tech idea and am now pursuing a career as an RN. I’d love to hear from a lot of people. Email me!!!

Name: Christy Dondero
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, May 09, 2003
Comments: Hey everyone, can’t beleive it has been so long since we graduated. Hope things are going well for everyone. I am in school right now. Look forward to hearing from you.

Name: Rick Miller
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Comments: Hey everyone! Well, I’m still in the NPR area (Elfers represent!) LOL I have been working in the Telecommunications industry for a long time now, and currently work in Regulatory Affairs for a large phone company handling complaints. I’m working on breaking into the Law Enforcement field as a corrections officer, but for now I get my excitement working on the side at RealSpeedParts.com in the drag racing scene. Hope you all are doing well! Email me! ๐Ÿ˜›

Name: Mike Bush
Class of: 1996
Now living in: State Penn
Date: Friday, April 25, 2003
Comments: Yo, havent heard from anyone in awhile

Name: DEENA KUTKOWSKI
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003
Comments: new e-mail address

Name: DEENA KUTKOWSKI
Class of: c/o 1996
Now living in: tarpon springs
Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Comments: hello everyone! i feels like school was only awhile ago good luck glad you all are doing good class of 1996

Name: Michelle Dufield (LaMont)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Illinois
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003
Comments: Hey everyone! None of you probably remember or know me, I was in school at Gulf HS for part of our Junior year. I’m looking for Erik Ullmer…Anyone know how to get in touch with him???? Hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Jennifer (mccutcheon) Angelilli
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Comments: This is Jennifer’s friend, and she is afraid to write ne thing on here. She is happily married and has three cute kids. she goes to school and wants to hear from ya! She’s 5’4″ 120lbs. blonde hair, green eyes, loves to walk on the beach, … just kidding… she is HAPPILY MARRIED- but the description is true
Have a nice day!
yours truely,
Jennifer’s friend Stephanie

Name: Martha Sanford (Schnack)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Comments: I thought I would drop a line and say hi. I am still in Holiday with no kids (thank god) I have been married for about 1 1/2 years but not to Jason Barber we married in 1996 after graduation but divorced 2 years later. I am currently attending SPC for my bachelors in education. I have been trying to locate Leah Freedman but have been unable to, if anyone has any info on her wherabouts please let me know. Happy Holidays

Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002
Comments: Well as you can see I am still living in Tallahassee, and it looks like I will be here for another 4 or 5 years waiting for my boyfriend to finish his Phd. I am no longer working as a P.I., I am now at The Florida Department of Law Enforcement. I’ve been thinking about going to back to finish my Phd, or possibly going to law school, but that 9.6 million I already owe the government in loans is quite a deterrent. I hope everyone is doing really well. Shout out to my people in the Westshore A.P.T.

Name: Joanne Mayer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa, FL
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Comments: Hello again to all! It’s great to hear how everyone is doing. I finally moved from Gainesville back to the Tampa area…decided to torture myself with more school as I am currently attending graduate school at USF ;). Drop me a line if you want to catch up! – “There are 3 types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wondered what happend…”
Take care!

Name: Jennifer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Illinois
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Comments: Well never thought I would do it but I graduate from college next semster 03. Majoring in early education. Yes me the one who hated school. I have been married for 5 years and have two wonderful kids. I am looking to talk to Nicole Backstrom

Name: molly knapp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Orleans, LA
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2002
Comments: Finally fulfilled that whole destiny thing & got out. Now I’m a Reference Librarian at the LSU medical school. You can smell the French Quarter from my office. Otherwise, still living in sin with my incredibly intelligent, handsome & snide s.o. & perfecting the art of genteel alcoholism. If anyone talks to sharon scepkowski tell her there’s a couch in the crescent city with her name on it.

Name: Rich Gargano
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Charleston, SC
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Comments: It’s really great to read about what you are all doing. I graduated from the USF College of Engineering, and I am now a Nuclear Submarine Warfare Officer in the Navy. I’m stationed at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, and I’ll be heading out to sea in the near future. I recently got engaged, and I’ll be getting married in Naples sometime in the summer of 2003. I hope to hear from some of you soon…

Name: molly ulrickson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: wisconsin
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2002
Comments: hello everyone. send me info on things that are going on.

Name: danielle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Comments: Hi once again! Just wanted to update anyone who is interested…I bought a house almost a year ago in good old new port richey, so it looks like I will be sticking around for awhile….I have talked to some of you since my last note which was really nice…I am glad to hear that people are happy and have good jobs! There are still some people I miss and would like to catch up with so please email me!!

Name: Jeff Chandler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, December 31, 2001
Comments: What’s up c/o ’96 ? It sure has been awhile. Where to begin, after graduation I enlisted in the U.S. Army (reserves), got married April 27, 1997 to NIcole, got deployed to Bosnia in ’97, came home in ’98 and have been traveling ever since. Just came home from Germany a few weeks ago. I have a beautiful little girl, Summer Ashlynn, (3 months). Would like to hear from old classmates.

Name: Michelle Douthitt
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NPR
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Comments: Hey everybody! I am STILL in Pasco and STILL in school. And since I work for the Sheriff’s Office, I know what a lot of our fellow classmates have been up to…..
Jenn Warner (C/O 96) had her baby in October, Alexis. Hope you’re all doing well!

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Georgia
Date: Thursday, December 06, 2001
Comments: Hello all. My sports career on the field ended, but a career in the sports world continues for me. I am a sports anchor on ABC Tv in Georgia. Hopefully, I am working my way up to a network sidelining gig! Email me.

Name: ERIC DALE
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Comments:

Name: Mike Bush
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa, Fl
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Comments: Hey all!! Just wanted to say a quick hello there. Im currently working in a bakery in Tampa. We’re the best in the Business. I really think my training in DECA helped me to get this job. I worked in Publix, in the bakery. I was the quickest at getting the bread in the little foil thing. Just look at me now! Im married and have two children..Chester and Elaine. Twins. They are great, except I think my daughter is a bit odd. She likes red shoes. Hmm?? Ok, well please feel free to e-mail me. I miss you guys. I loved being on the football team and baseball was a blast. GULF HIGH FOOTBALL RULES BABY!! (duece 711…regulators, mound up)

Name: Talia Magnani
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa, Fl
Date: Friday, August 17, 2001
Comments: Wow, I would have thought that Gulf High would have burned down by now. Amazing. Well as Melissa Remy has mentioned, Im running a brothel with Beth and Hannah. Joe Redner lent us the money. We found some comprimising pictures of him and a certain Mr. “walk and talk” man. So we blackmailed him for the loot. Anyways, hope you are all doing well. Better than me at least. See you in, what, 5 years? Ha ha, like Im going to go to that. Later!

Name: Sonya Timmerman
Class of: 96
Now living in: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001
Comments: Just thought I would say hi. Hope everyone is doing good!

Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Comments: Still living in Tallahassee. I have finally finished as much school as I can afford. The headhunters will be coming for me shortly, I am sure. I got my Masters in Criminology in April of this year and am now continuing in my search for a “real” job. Actually my search hasn’t started yet, I am actually perfecting the art of procrastination. Maybe I’ll be able to get a job utilizing that skill. So I am still working as a P.I. if anyone needs me to follow their cheating spouses. Hopefully someday soon I will be able to leave this state, but if not I’ll probably be moving to Tampa sometime. Talia, Beth, and Hannah have a brothel down there and said I could work security. Hope everyone is having as much fun not knowing what they’re doing as I am.

Name: Amy Terwilliger
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island)
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Comments: Hi everyone! Well I left Florida in March of 2000 after spending 3 1/2 years at USF. I’m currently living in Long Island, NY and love it. I’m still in school and am working towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Molloy College. I should FINALLY finish school in August 2002, but I plan to return after graduation to get my masters as a pediatric nurse practioner. My email is checked daily, so feel free to get in touch if you want.

Name: Jimmy F. Johnson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Columbus (Fort Benning), Georgia
Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2001
Comments: Hi Class of ’96. It has been a while since I posted a message so I guess now is as good a time as any. I am still in the Army. I am stationed at Fort Benning, GA. I will be getting out of the Army on April 13th of 2002. I can’t wait. I don’t really hate it in the Army, but I just think it’s time to move onto other things. I mean, where else can you get paid to jump out of airplanes and ride around in helicopters. I have been talking to a wrestling coach at Cumberland College in Kentucky. It’s looking like I will be going there after I get out of the Army. I have been studying to get my A+ certification as a certified computer technician. I will start studying for my MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) after that. Well, ya’ll have probably gotten tired of reading my rambling. I guess I will close now and hope to hear from someone that I haven’t talked to in a long time. See ya’ll later.

Name: Joanne Mayer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville, FL
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001
Comments: *~*~Hi Class of ’96!!! I would love to hear how everyone is doing. Long time no see, huh? Life is going great… I’ll be here in G’ville for one more year. Still visit New Port Nowhere often, but I am currently working at the UF Brain Institute and I love it. UF Class of 2000:)!!! Hope everyone is doing well! Hope to hear from you all soon! Take care!~*~*

Name: Matthew Stanton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001
Comments: I’m sure this is the submission that all of you have been waiting for. It may have taken awhile for me to get some information up on here, but I just figured out how to turn the computer on last week…
For those of you who are really interested in what I am doing you can e-mail me. Otherwise I’ll give you a brief synopsis: I’ve got a bachelors degree and almost a masters degree; I have no life plans, but plenty of ambitions; I’ve been engaged (but no longer am); and right now I’m chewing gum… Yep, that’s about all that has gone on in five years… There’s always the next five years to look forward to.

Name: Kevin Cornett
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new port richey, fl
Date: Saturday, April 07, 2001
Comments: hey c/o ’96
bought a house in seven springs.
work in pinellas park.
what going on with everybody
got an a.s. in business mgmt./accounting
finished in 99 enough of the school thing
write some time
kevin

Name: JD Holbert
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Comments: Hey all from class of 96!!! I am currently working for IBM suppervising a team of 14 Techs contracted to a large accounting firm to do network support. Still living in Holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Jennette MacDonnell [e-mail corrected Feb. 2001]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Oct. 26, 2000
Comments: Hello class of 1996. I am currently at the University of South Florida getting a degree in mathematics and mathematics education. I am interning in the Spring then entering graduate school to become a Principal. Hope to hear from you others!

Name: molly
Class of: 1996
Now living in: sin
Date: Jan. 4, 2001
Comments: blah blah blah/lost it/smoked it/found it again/living with “friends”/ptolemaic atheist/red headed marxist/alienated feminist/not married/not pregnant/cushy work/still a jerk/got pretty/still skinny/got impaled and inked/invisible poseur/junkie loser/deans list shmoozer/doesn’t matter/memories like shadows/midday sun quickly swallows/fiat lux/most of you sucked/to the others/ good luck/happy?/dont give a /

Name: Kelly Ramagli (MacNeill)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, Florida
Date: Nov. 21, 2000
Comments: I know, I know……I didn’t graduate with you all but I had skipped a year so I was in classes with alot of you. Hoping to hear from some old friends that lost touch.

Name: NICOLE
Class of: 1996
Now living in: HOLIDAY/CHICAGO
Date: Nov. 8, 2000
Comments: HEY GUYS! I MISS EVERYONE FROM THE W/D GROUP. SINCE HIGH SCHOOL I HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMY, TRAVELED TO CENTRAL AMERICA, HAVE MY OWN HOUSE, AN AWESOME CAR (99 FIREBIRD), AND A FIANCE’ I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH (JOE MAULUCCI, FELLOW GRAD). LOOKING FOR THE W/D GROUP JESSICA MURPHY, KELLY CAMP, CHRISI GRIVISAS, BRAD MCCONNELL, MIKE KISTLER, JAMES SESSLAR. I HAVE BECOME A SNOW BIRD LIVING IN HOLIDAY AND CHICAGO.

Name: danielle vansickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Oct. 11, 2000
Comments: Hey again, just wanted to say sorry for my not so nice previous note, was feeling a little crabby that day…actually I’m pretty happy these days, I have a job I love, a car I love, and life is just fine. I’d really like to hear from so many people..Topp, Matt Stanton, Paco, Polly, Jen Loveland, Jon Whitmore, Ryan Riordan, lots of others…please you guys tell me how you are!! Take care all! )

Name: Robbie Rauch
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Clemson, SC
Date: Aug. 26, 2000
Comments: hmmmm….for all the people wondering what has happened with my track career…..it is over. i started out at University of Florida, but got a better Scholarship at Clemson University. After a year here i tore my achilles tendon in practice ending my stride for sydney 2000. I am graduating in Dec 2000 and heading in the AF as an officer. hopefully going to Califonia. (rrauch@clemson.edu)

Name: danielle vansickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: holiday
Date: July 22, 2000
Comments: well i hope life for all you guys is much more exciting than mine is!! i really did not like most of you, but the ones i would like to hear from you know who you are!! i have to say i really miss high school although i hated it when i was there! give me a note someone! hope everyone is well.

Name: Melissa Remy
From: Tallatrasheeee, FL
Date: 2000-07-09 20:34:30
Comments: Just wondered if there are any other class of ’96 grads out there and what you are doing. Tallatrashee has a hold on me for at least another 9 months, and then hopefully I can leave this state of hell and heat forever. Or maybe not. Hope to hear from you all soon!

Name: Chris Lallier
From:
Date: 2000-07-01 16:21:47
Comments: Class of 1996. Now living in N.P.R. and Tampa.

Name: Christopher Cericola
Website: Not sure yet..still coming thinkin’ of one.
From: Collingswood, NJ
Date: 2000-06-28 13:07:38
Comments: Well, I’m from the class of 1996, and would certainly appreciate finding any other grads out there. I left Florida quite some time ago, and wouldn’t mind catching up with anyone and everyone. BB.

Name: Melissa Remy
From: Tallahassee
Date: 2000-06-14 21:54:54
Comments: Where are all of the Class of 96 grads???? And can anyone please tell me why everyone is in such a rush to get married!?!?!?! You people are scaring me!!!

Name: Melissa remy
From: uh….New Port Richey???? Live in Tallatrashee now.
Date: 2000-06-14 20:47:35
Comments: Hello all!! Class of 1996 graduate here. Just wanted to check in and see what everyone is up too. I have graduated from Florida State University with degrees in English Literature and Criminology. I am now attending graduate school here at FSU, and will obtain my Master’s Degree in the Spring of 2001. I work as both a nanny and at a private investigative agency. I guess that is all. Hope everyone is having a great life!!!

Name: Nicole (Nikki) Stefanovich
From: Living in Omaha, Ne. now. Finally got out of NPR!
Date: 2000-05-06 03:29:48
Comments: Hello class of 96!!! Wow, can’t believe it’s been 4 yrs already! I’m sorry I missed that alumni football game. My brother(Jason) was there and said it was awesome. But I just moved up to Omaha in March. I start school again in October for my veterinary technician degree. Working for now though as a pharmacy technician. I’m engaged to one of those guys we never thought we would find. He’s absolutely perfect. Of course he has his flaws, but thats what makes him so perfect. I’m bringing him home with me for christmas. Life has been good, and I NEVER thought I would say this…but I miss high school just a little bit. Especially the pep rallies and homecoming. Loved playing powder puff! I just wanted to say hello to everybody and wish everyone luck in there futures. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone know where I can get in touch with Christina Moore?

Name: Carolyn Collins-Kershaw
From: East Meadow, New York
Date: 2000-02-20 17:06:33
Comments: Hello to the class of 96′. I’d love to hear from old friends.

Name: JD Holbert
Website: Rebel’s Lair
From: NPR, FL
Date: 2000-02-16 19:10:10
Comments: Class of 96

Name: Patricia Kling
From: Dunedin, Florida
Date: 1999-12-30 09:50:04
Comments: C/o 96’…I know your out there. Whats everyone been up to???

Name: Jimmy F. Johnson
From:
Date: 1999-12-07 07:45:42
Comments: I am from the class of ’96. I am a communications specialist in the US Army. I am in the Republic of Korea right now, but I will be back in Florida for about two weeks on or around January 13 of 2000. I will then be heading to Ft. Benning, Georgia to Airborne School and jumping out of airplanes and getting paid for it. I was the 1996 215 lb. class 5A Florida State Wrestling Champion if that helps anybody to remember me.

Name: Jimmy Johnson
Class of: 1996
Comments: I am Jimmy’s mother. He just emailed me today with the great news that he has just won the Area 1 United States Army Wrestling Championship in Korea. He had five matches. The first three were pins for him and the fourth he won (4-0) and in the finals he won (9-0). Not one score was made against him in the entire tournament. He is to receive several coins from his wins. He will be competing next month in Korea for the Eighth United States Army Championship. Just thought the school might want to know his updates. He has been stationed in Korea since last January and if any of his friends would like to communicate with him, his email address is jimmyusma@rocketmail.com He would love hearing from you. He is stationed with the 55th MP Company just 18 miles fromthe DMZ.

Name: Pete Fotinos email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Oct. 13, 2011
Comments:Hey just wanted to give an update, I now have in the computer age and got a facebook account. I am now married for 2 years and been working at the goodyear in tarpon springs for 8yrs. I’m loving life and my family.Name: Teresa (Reich) Ginther email
Class of: 1995
Now living in: Eridu, FL
Date: May 13, 2011
Comments: If you were in NJROTC at Gulf High sometime during the 1990’s, we will be having a reunion NEXT year, Memorial Day weekend. That’s Saturday May 26, 2012. It will be at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, FL beginning at noon & lasting until the sun sets & the park closes. Bring your families too! We all plan to bring a dish for everyone so it’s affordable for all so I must have an RSVP list by May 1, 2012. If you are on Facebook, search Gulf High School NJROTC 1990’s Reunion; there is an event page set up. There is also a group to join on Facebook by the same name. Please send me your current names, addresses, phone numbers, year of graduation & if you are a veteran if you are interested in attending so I may mail you a paper invitation later in the year. There will also be a sign-up list for you to bring a food item to share with everyone. If you are in contact with anyone who also was in ROTC, please share this information with them. Help me track down fellow classmates to include everyone; send me their information so I can mail them invitations as well! Starting early so we have time to track people down & out-of-towners can make plans to attend too. Thanks so much for your help; hope to see you next year!!

Name: Jason E. Estevez email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Austin, TX
Date: Nov. 12, 2010
Comments: Well it’s been a gas, I’m married with a gorgeous wife and a beautiful little girl. If anyone can find JD Holbert tell him I said how’s it going. Kay Link (Raymond) Good seeing your name again.. Been awhile. Joe Nelson talk about a name I have heard in a few years. How’s it going man? You still talk to Kolvek? Take care guys. Love Peace and Chicken Grease.

Name: Michele (KORI) Rassmussen email (or see below)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sept. 13, 2010
Comments: Hello all, I figured I would say hi, and let you know I can be found on myspace, facebook, and yahoo. my email address is korinda77@yahoo.com. I have lot of pictures up so go check them out.. I have 3 beautiful kids kalib 7, khloe 6 and kadin almost 3.

I am looking for : Dawn Sostack

Name: Krysia Viquez Villalobos email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Salem mass
Date: Nov. 17, 2009
Comments: Im on facebook if anybody wants to know. looking for Adam Teckla he only went to Gulf for 2yrs

Name: Dawn Disko-Cobb email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey, FL
Date: Nov. 6, 2009
Comments: I have now been married for 9 years and I have a 5 year old daughter. I work the most wonderful job as a nurse on the Blood and Marrow Transplant unit at Moffitt Cancer Center at USF. I am lovin life. My best friend of 16 years Chris Mohrmann has given me the most beautiful nephew and 2 step-nieces that anyone could ever ask for and the most wonderful sister-in-law (as many who know Chris and I we are more like siblings than friends) in the world. Like I said LIFE IS GOOD!!!

Name: Kay Link Raymond email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Palm Coast fl
Date: Nov. 2, 2009
Comments: I have three kids and I will be married for 10 yrs come next June. I lived in Sicily for 3 yrs and my middle child was born there. My Husband John retired from the navy after 20 yrs and is now studying to become a nurse.

Name: Jessica Murphy Paxton email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Oct. 21, 2009
Comments: Hey everyone. Just got a house a few months ago with my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. Together we have my daughter who will be 11 in May. His daughter who will be 5 in July and a baby girl on the way. I am due March 11. I have been at the hospital for almost 6 years now and still love my job. I hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Ricky Miller email
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Graham, NC
Date: July 29, 2009
Comments: Living in Graham, NC. I started my own computer repair business up here and I’m loving life up here with family but I miss all of my friends back in FL.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Salem, Ma
Date: Mar. 10, 2009
Comments: No longer working with Xerox. They cut their workforce by thousands. So I now work with the city and loving it.. My little girl turns 10 yrs old this month. People still keep asking me if we’re sisters so I guess time has been good to me after all these years.Taking her to Disney at the end of summer and show her where I grew up.

Name: Nicole Maulucci (Backstrom)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Dec. 27, 2008
Comments: Hey Everyone – its been sooo long. Didn’t get to the 10 year reunion, never got any information on it. ๐Ÿ™ Next time.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Married Joseph Maulucci (high school sweetheart and fellow grad) in 2003 an had a beautiful son, Joseph Maulucci III in January 07. Still live in Holiday, actually bought the house I grew up in down here. Working at a non profit organization for the elderly part time and a full time mom and of course house cleaner.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Traveled all over the place from Central & South America to Europe. Just having fun loving life. Buzz me sometime. Miss the old gang. I’m on Myspace also, so look me up if you are interested.

Name: michael thedford
Class of: 1996
Now living in: north carolina
Date: Nov. 13, 2008
Comments: hey how are all oh you well im in nc i moved here in the end of 2002 when my time was up in the great us army. i hope to move back to fl soon im tired of it here but hope to catch up with greg tran, hey topp remember when we used to live in same neiborhood. shawn pelt brian peaderson how are you shannon, doug, tim, ward (ogre) dave blow, vonte blow,. i had been taking care of my mom the last three years full time , who was sick on dialasis for the last 25 years and found out she had cancer last nov. till she died last month oct 13 2008. now i’m working from home over the internet. well peace i hope to here from you soon happy holidays and god bless

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Aug. 26, 2008
Comments: Hey everyone, just wanted to update you with the restaurant. We ran into some delays with the constructions, so we’ve moved our opening date to the end of September-we’re shooting for the 29th. Come by and say hello if you’re in town. The restaurant name is Chai Yo Thai Cuisine and the address is 11695 Boyette Rd. Riverview, 33569.

Name: Kay Link (Raymond)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Penscola, FL
Date: Jul 17, 2008
Comments: UPDATE:

Kay and John have completed their deployment to Sicily. While in Sicily, Kay had her second child, Malia. After returning to the states, they have been as NAS Pensacola where her husband John is an instructor (No more sea duty!) Since they have been back in Pensacola, they have had their third child, Chloe. John is looking forward to retirement from the military in two years.

Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jul 1, 2008
Comments: Hope all is well with every one. I just wanted to let you know I’m in a process of opening a Thai restuarant in Riverview. We’ve just started the contructions/renovations at this point, and looking to open the door at the end of August. I’ll post the grand opening date on this site once I know for sure when the constructions will be comopleted. I hope to see some of you at the grand opening. If not, please stop by when you’re in Tampa or near Riverview. Take care…

Name: Joe Nelson
Class of: 96
Now living in: St Pete, Florida
Date: May 12, 2008
Comment: Looking for AMY PHETTERPLACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please contact me if you know how to get in contact with her!

Name: Dawn Cobb (Disko)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Nov 19, 2007
Comments: I can not believe that it has been 11 years since graduation. I am now working as a RN at Moffitt Cancer Center at USF in Tampa. I have been a nurse going on 5 years now. I am happily married to a Ridgewood grad and we have a beautiful 3 year old daughter.

Name: John Barolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Jul 27, 2007
Comments: Living in Tampa now and married for almost 5 years. I work down in Hyde Park and live in north Tampa.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: salem, Ma
Date: Feb 14, 2007
Comments: I now work for Xerox @ Putnam. I’ll be learning the Docutech center and shipping and recieving. All is still quiet in out here. salem doesn’t get busy till October then we get all the nuts looking for witches and ghosts. Their is a really old jail from the early 1900’s or later. it’s blocked off so you can’t get inside but you can see thru the windows. Gotta go work to do.

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Jan 3, 2007
Comments: I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope it is a great one. I am still at Community Hospital in New Port Richey. My daughter will be 8 this year. Where does the time go? I myself am training for a new job at the hospital, and have many great things coming up. Looking forward to a good 2007. Feel free to drop me a line anytime.

Name: April
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: Dec 27, 2006
Comments: Well l just wanted to say hello to everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Still living in Va Beach, Va. My husband has been in the Navy for 9 years, my son Andrew will be 6 years old in Feb. and my daughter Victoria just turn 2 years old. I have my own Daycare business and selling Avon.

I have a myspace which is: http://www.myspace.com/aprilmarie28

Well hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Salem, Mass
Date: Oct 11, 2006
Comments: Made the move to Salem and loving it .Left my job an looking for a new one. I loved the place but it was taking a toll on my sanity. Enrolled my daughter in a very nice school. They only have grades Pre-K thru 5th. One class of each, it’s a smaller school but they get more one on one attention which will give her a head start in the long run.

Name: Amy N. Williams
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey, FL
Date: Aug 29, 2006
Comments: OMG! It’s been how long???? Well, I hope everyone is well. I’m sad to know I missed out on the reunion, but I never received anything about it…. Hum

Time has changed a lot for me because ten years ago I didn’t realize I would be putting my baby in Kindergarten in 2006. I have a lady-killer (blue eyes & blond hair) on my hands and he’s almost as tall as me. I know, I know, it’s not saying much. I was with his Dad for almost 7yrs., but we finally called it off over a year ago. It was for the best. So, Travis and I started over on our own last year and now I’m planning a wedding and Travis is giving me away. I met a wonderful guy that Travis and I both fell in love with. He’s a great person and nothing comes before Travis and I. I got lucky!!!

I e-mailed Topp, but I guess he didn’t want to talk. Thanks a lot! Just Kidding.

Well, everyone take care and it’s good to look back and see things are going well….

Name: Whitney Guzdzial
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Atlanta, GA
Date: Aug 15, 2006
Comments: Hi there! Topp, I just wanted to apologize for not making it to the reunion last month, I was in the middle of moving at the time. I hope you guys had a great time and if you plan an annual get together, please count me in. I’m currently living in Atlanta, GA and it doesn’t look like I’m going anywhere anytime soon. I’ve recently started a new job at the Coca-Cola Company and bought a new townhouse, so I will be in Atlanta for at least a few more years. Hope that everyone is doing great!!

Name: Amy Hansen (Terwilliger)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island)
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Comments: So it looks like I missed a pretty good party at the reunion! I would have loved to attend but work and living over a 1000 miles away kept me away. If you guys ever do decide to do a yearly get together, keep me in mind. I’d love to catch up with everyone.

Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Washington D.C.
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Comments: Thanks Topp and Eric for organizing the reunion! I’m sorry I couldn’t be a part of it because I was right (literally) in the middle of another tv move. I am now a sports anchor/reporter for CBS in Washington D.C. . The email to get me at: sarawalsh10@gmail.com . Hope everyone is well and one of these days I’ll wind up back in Tampa.

Name:
Clas sof: 96
Now living in:
Date: Jul 24, 2006
Comments: Didn’t get to attend the reunion, But would love to see pictures of it, and everyone. Can someone post some?

Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Jul 20, 2006
Comments: I had a really great time at the reunion (and afterwards)!!! Did anyone peel Nick off the bench at Chili’s yet??? Topp and Eric, thanks so much for setting it all up. Hopefully it won’t take ten years for all of us to get together again. Heather, best of luck at your wedding! Can’t wait to see you all again! If you want pictures, let me know, I have Camille, Stacy and my pics.

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jul 10, 2006
Comments: Hello C/O ’96! I apologize for taking so long to give a debrief of our class reunion. We had about 50 attendees at the reunion dinner and also about 30 attendees at the reunion picnic. I believe all of the events turned out really well, even the golf outing – at least I had a great time! I want to thank Eric Young for spending a lot of his personal time to deal with the Reunion Makers. I also want to thank Matt Knauber for allowing us to use his grill at the picnic.

All in all, I think the Reunion Makers did okay. The only complaints that came to my attention were that there was no one from Reunion Makers present at the event to coordinate the group pictures, the DJ that they selected was late, and some class members did not receive invitations. I would have coordinated the class picture, but my mind was on Crown and soda all night long!

Lastly, those of you who attended any of the reunion events, please send me any pictures that you’ve taken so I can create the reunion photo album for any of you who care to have one. Once I have collected enough pictures, I will burn these pictures and all of the materials that were presented at the reunion on a CD for you. All you have to do is send me a blank disk with a self-addressed stamped envelope and I’ll send it right back to you. My address is 9421 Cypress Harbor Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534

Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Jun 30, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to say thank you to Topp and Eric. I couldn’t make it to the dinner, but I had a lot of fun at the picnic. I would definetely be up for getting together at least once a year.

Name: Jason VanOchten
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson
Date: Jun 29, 2006
Comments: I had a great time at the picnic. I think a yearly thing would be great and hopefully I’ll be able to catch a round of golf next time if I am not racing that weekend.

http://www.rocketdogracing97.com

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Npr
Date: Jun 28, 2006
Comments: I have to say, The reunion was a great time and thanks to topp and eric for holding it all togethor. We should all get togethor at least once a year. Please contact me if you are in town and want to get togethor. Matt

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Comments: I don’t have an actual count of how many tickets have been purchased for the reunion. I will reach out to Pat West, the event coordinator from the Reunion Makers, on Monday. I will send the information to every one as soon as I find out. As far as the pinic on Sunday, your entire family, including kids and relatives are welcome. All Eric and I asked for is $5/adult so that we can get enough food and beverages for every one. It dosen’t mean, however, that you’re not welcome if you can’t pay. We just ask for every one to chip in so that the cost is not so much out of my pocket. I will have a collection jar at our reunion dinner for those who have not sent me the money for the picnic. I will see you all in a week.

Name: Karen Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Comments: If anyone has tried to view Jason Beggs memorial site and were unable to it is now working again and viewable by everyone. www.jason-beggs.memory-of.com

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: npr
Date: Jun 15, 2006
Comments: Cheyenne, Please inform all classmates that they are all welcome to come and if they didn’t get an invite its probably sitting at their last residence. Please refer them to reunionmakers.com or here. As for the picnic, please bring kids and soccer balls and fun. As for a count on how many attending. They dont post these things, I guess for good reasons. Hopefully we’ll see you there.

Name: Angelina Tripepi-Leggiere
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey, FL
Date: Jun 14, 2006
Comments: New E-mail address. Please note change of e-mail address. Thanks

Name: Cheyenne George (Parker)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Edmond OK
Date: Jun 13, 2006
Comments: I was looking at the reunion makers website and part of the cost we are paying them was to include invitations, postage, finding missing classmates, and stuffing envelopes among other things. I know I and many other classmates I have talked to never received an invitation, Does anyone know anything about that? Also does anyone have a count on how many are registered so far for the reunion? And are kids allowed at the picnic/BBQ? Hopefully I will see you all there. Cheyenne ๐Ÿ™‚

Name: Karen Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to let everyone now that I have a website for Jason Beggs Memory If you are interseted the address is www.jason-beggs.memory-of.com Put any memories or pictures. If you want light a candle for him. If you need help you can email me

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: City of NPR
Date: Jun 9, 2006
Comments: Top Tim and I will be playing!!

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 8, 2006
Comments: Sorry, I misunderstood Matt’s e-mail. He and Tim are not playing. So that means I have 10 spots open. Sorry Matt!

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 8, 2006
Comments: For those who are interested in a round of golf on the morning of June 24th, I have reserved 12 spots starting at 8:45 am for $29.00/person at Seven Springs Country Club. Currently, I have myself, Eric Young, Matt Knauber, Tim Curley committed to play. That leaves 8 more spots for any one who whould like to join us. Please let me know by June 17th. Thanks!

Name: Joleen
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jun 7, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I will not be able to attend our reunion because I will be on a cruise! I hope you all have fun taking a trip down memory lane, everyone have a drink for me!

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jun 6, 2006
Comments: Thanks, Matt, for letting me know you’re attending! I also want to let every one know that I have not received any story or pictures that you may want to share with your classmates at the reunion. I’m sure all of you have some thing to share since you left GHS ten years ago. Even if you don’t think you are attending the reunion, some pictures to update your old friends of your current life would really be appreciated. All of us have gone on and made great new friends, but it would really be unfortunate if you can’t share your life with the old friends. If it’s sounds like I’m begging, it’s because I am…Please…With a cherry on top! I hope to see all of you on the 24th.

P.S. – My email is toppski@verizon.net and my cell is 813-924-1895. Let me know if you have any question.

Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The city of New Port Richey
Date: Jun 3, 2006
Comments: Just purchased My tickets last night along with a few other class mates please come out and join in the event. You will wish you had come if you don’t. Bring baseball gloves and frisbees to the park and have some fun at least! Matt

Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: May 24, 2006
Comments: Guys, Please read the message below from the Reunion Makers…I know that many of you are waiting for the last minute to order your tickets, but it’s only 4 weeks away so there’s isn’t much time if you think about it. The more people who show up, the more fun the evening will be, so please consider buying tickets. REMEMBER: You have to purchase online, because they will not be available at the door…Thanks!

Gulf Class of 1996

Our reunion is only a few weeks away! I know many of you have already registered at reunionmakers.com, but if youโ€™re one of the few who havenโ€™t, do so today! Registration is free and easy! Just visit reunionmakers.com and follow the simple steps. Through our website you may also submit a memory book entry which allows you to share what you have been doing since high school. If you provide a valid email address, you will receive a free copy of the Reunion E-Book after the event, whether youโ€™re able to attend or not!

Late registration for ticket prices will begin soon, however there is still time to purchase your reunion ticket at the regular price. Buy your tickets and/or the Snapshot CD (containing all the reunion photos) online at reunionmakers.com or by calling 800-977-6201.

THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

If you are in contact with other classmates, encourage them to register and attend the reunion. Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing you all there! Help spread the word to make this a night weโ€™ll never forget!

Name: Leslie
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: May 22, 2006
Comments: Hey, just wanted everyone to know I just saw in the Sunday 5/21 obits that Jason Beggs passed away Fri 5/12. Not sure how many of you remember that name….swimmers will. He apparently leaves behind a girlfriend and a little girl. Very sad.

Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: malden, MA
Date: May 20, 2006
Comments: Well I finally finished school. The 8 months of hell are over. It only took me 4 days to find a job. I now work at Tri-City Mental Health. I work Upstairs with the Doctors and the Social Workers. And I love it there. It’s a 15min walk or a 5min drive from my house. Course that will change since I’m moving to Salem in the next 2 months. Yes salem is where all the witch’s were burned. it’s pretty cool little town I love spending weekends out there. Gotta go lots to do.

Name: Topp S.
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Apr 20, 2006
Comments: Hey guys, I have to apologize up front for not being able to give you the updates on our finalized plan for the reunion sooner. I won’t share the boring details with you, but I don’t think you’ll hold a grudge against me. So here it is. Below is the itinerary for the entire weekend:

 

Saturday, June 24th - 

10AM - 3PM         C/O 1996 Golf Classic ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club
                   Price:  TBA (Contact Topp or Eric Young)

5PM - 6:30PM       Happy Hour at Chili's
                   Location: Corner of SR 54 and Little Rd.

7PM - 8PM          Doors open for reception
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club

8:30PM - 9:30pm    Dinner

9:30PM - 9:45PM    Ice Breaker 

9:45PM - 9:55PM    Class reunion photo

10:00PM -12:00AM   Dancing and mingling.

Sunday, June 25th

12PM - 6PM         C/O 1996 Picnic  ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Fred Howard Park - Shelter 1
                   Activities: BBQ, kickball, volleyball, 
                   and soak up the sun on the beach.

** For those of you who are interested in the golf game on Saturday, June 24th, please let me or Eric know by May 30th so we can set up proper tee times. Eric and I are also asking those of you who are planning to attend the picnic on Sunday, June 25th to send us $5/person so that we can have funds for food and beverages. Send your check to me at 9421 Cypress Harbor Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534. Also send me an email that you’ve sent me a check so that I know I should be expecting a check in my mailbox. Just a safety precaution. Lastly, if any of you want more details of the Reunion Makers itinerary, please let me know and I’ll forward you what Pat West has sent me. See you on June 24th.

Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach Va
Date: Apr 18, 2006
Comments: I just wanted to say hello to everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

Name: Jennifer Dodge
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Atlanta
Date: Apr 13, 2006
Comments:

Name: Topp S.
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Apr 2, 2006
Comments: Hey guys, I have to apologize up front for not being able to give you the updates on our finalized plan for the reunion sooner. I won’t share the boring details with you, but I don’t think you’ll hold a grudge against me. So here it is. Below is the itinerary for the entire weekend:

 

Saturday, June 24th - 

10AM - 3PM         C/O 1996 Golf Classic ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club
                   Price:  TBA (Contact Topp or Eric Young)

5PM - 6:30PM       Happy Hour at Chili's
                   Location: Corner of SR 54 and Little Rd.

7PM - 8PM          Doors open for reception
                   Location: Seven Springs Country Club

8:30PM - 9:30pm    Dinner

9:30PM - 9:45PM    Ice Breaker 

9:45PM - 9:55PM    Class reunion photo

10:00PM -12:00AM   Dancing and mingling.

Sunday, June 25th

12PM - 6PM         C/O 1996 Picnic  ** SEE BELOW
                   Location: Fred Howard Park - Shelter 1
                   Activities: BBQ, kickball, volleyball, 
                   and soak up the sun on the beach.

** For those of you who are interested in the golf game on Saturday, June 24th, please let me or Eric know by May 30th so we can set up proper tee times. Eric and I are also asking those of you who are planning to attend the picnic on Sunday, June 25th to send us $5/person so that we can have funds for food and beverages. Send your check to me at 9421 Cypress Harbor Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534. Also send me an email that you’ve sent me a check so that I know I should be expecting a check in my mailbox. Just a safety precaution. Lastly, if any of you want more details of the Reunion Makers itinerary, please let me know and I’ll forward you what Pat West has sent me. See you on June 24th.

 


Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden. Ma
Date: Mar 16, 2006
Comments:School is almost done. One more class to go. I hope I never have to wear scrubs again. After i finish with school I might have a job with Mass General one of the nicest hospitals in the area. I can finally be on a regular schedule no more waking up before the sun comes up. 


Name: Maureen Knapp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new orleans aka “the new atlantis”
Date: Mar 15, 2006
Comments:Molly has a new email, but she is still very much the same. (crazy!) unchien DOT andalou AT gmail DOT com 


Name: Jaime Gutowski-Sheridan
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Feb 23, 2006
Comments:Class of 1996: First let me say Eric and Topp are doing a fantastic job on your reunion. I just want to comment on “AJ’S” post, (who ever that is.) Reunion makers did do a horrible job with our reunion, I know I planned it! But in their defense It was their first out of state reunion. I have faith they will redeme theirselves with your class. AJ stated they did not return the money for the decoration, that is incorrect. They sent me a check two weeks after ther reunion. Which was put with the money we raised at the reunion. We did have a problem with communication for the commitee but that was resolved early on. As for a staff member being at the reunion, they hire someone that lives in the area like a temp to take your name and hand out name tags when you arrive. This is not a school function you don’t need a babysitter!!!! Please forget anything negative from class of 95 and enjoy your reunion. Remember it’s what you’s make of it! Have Fun.Jaime c/o 1995

 


Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Cali
Date: Feb 23, 2006
Comments:I was wondering if there is going to be a slideshow at the reunion? I have located some pictures from middle and high school and would be more than happy to share! Does anyone know where Alicia Gable is these days? 


Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: City of NPR
Date: Feb 22, 2006
Comments:Anyone want to get out for a round of golf on the weekend of the reunion? Let me know. Please include approx. how much everyone is willing to pay for a round. Email me! Big BBQ at the park? The beach it will be summer? 


Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Feb 20, 2006
Comments:Well, I am still here in Tallahassee. I am still at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, now working as a Government Analyst in the Missing Children Clearinghouse. Hopefully I will never have to find any of your children, but if so, and if you need any help, give me a call! I was wondering who was planning on going to the reunion? I have been talking to a few people and we were wondering who was going to the reunion and if something other than just the dinner was planned, (Topp?). It sounds like everyone is doing really well and I am glad to hear it. Hope to see you guys soon!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Feb 20, 2006
Comments:Once again, I would like to thank those of you who have concerns about our reunion planning. It’s a known fact that c/o 1995 did not have a good experience with the Reunion Makers. However, I want to assure you that Eric and I have not had any trouble dealing with the Reunion Makers. I also want to assure all of you that neither Eric nor I own stocks with the Reunion Makers; therefore, we have no reason not to disclose any information from the Reunion Makers to you. The rep from the Reunion Makers responsible for our event is Pat West. Her e-mail is pwest@reunionmakers.com. I’m sure she’ll be happy to response to any of you who wish to receive more details about our reunion. I also want to reiterate the fact that there’s not much we can do at this point to plan this event by ourselves. I know most of you will agree with me that placing our displeasure with the Reunion Makers about c/o ’95 mishaps does us as much good as wondering about how our nation would have much better off if the “W” hadn’t screw us with this war in Iraq thing. It’s water under the bridge…let it go. The glass is half full (with Highland single malt Scotch), so please make sure you attend our reunion. It will be a blast! 


Name: AJ
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Feb 19, 2006
Comments:Just a note from the class of 1995 on Reunion Makers. I noticed you had posted some concerns about them on your page. The truth is that they never paid us back for the decorations. No one from reunion makers was even at the reunion. They kept changing reps every month. We had two different committees and did not even know about each other for a couple of months. This was due to reunion makers not informing us. The invitations they sent us were on copy paper. They asked us for a list of songs from 1995. None of those songs were played at the reunion. So what did reunion makers do for our money? They reserved the banquet hall, paid for the dj and sent us 3 portable cameras. Not complicated stuff at all. So guys if you are going to use them, just beware. Oh by the way did I mention we paid almost double for all this. In case you dont know the spartan manor we reserved did most of the work. 


Name: Nicole (Stefanovich) Metzler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Comments:Hey everyone, Happy New Year. I just wanted to say thank you to Eric and Topp. It sounds like you guys are doing a wonderful job with the reunion. Thanks for taking time out of your lives to set all of this up. I can’t wait to see everyone again. I can’t believe it’s been 10 yrs. Wow!Take care!
Nikki

 


Name: Topper
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Feb 15, 2006
Comments:FYI…We have 60 people registered with the Reunion Makers as of 2/15. I think this is a really good start. Please let our classmates know about our reunion and make sure you are persuading them to attend. I guarantee that it will be much more fun if we can get every one to go. Eric and I are meeting this weekend to finalize our reunion planning. Any last minute ideas that you want me and Eric to consider should be e-mailed to us before this weekend. If not, I will post our decisions on this site next week. Hope to hear from many of you… 


Name: David Henderson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Feb 12, 2006
Comments:Hey guys, just came across the site today and wanted to say Hi! I’ve been deployed for 12 months now and look forward to coming home in a few weeks. I got married 4 years ago and have 2 little boys. Not sure about the class reunion yet, but it’s a good possibility. Just not sure how things are gonna play out when I leave the desert. It’d be cool to hear from any of you after all this time….damn, 10 years? 


Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville
Date: Feb 9, 2006
Comments:Just wanted to let everyone know I had an email change in case anyone wanted to get a hold of me. Still working as a sports anchor in Nashville. The new email is sarawalsh10@gmail.comHope everyone is doing well. Sara Walsh

 


Name: Eric
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NPR
Date: Feb 1, 2006
Comments:Hey guys! Reunion Makers is extending the “early bird” ticket price for 5 extra days. Go ahead and make sure you get your tickets now. 


Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach Va
Date: Jan 26, 2006
Comments:Hello!!Well l see are reunion is going really well, if you need any help l’m here, l’m out of state but l can still help. My husband and l are still in Virginia Beach, my son will be 5 years old next week (he is so happy he wants to ride the school bus, we will see how long that last), my daughter is 1 years old now. Still have my own daycare that l do. l’m getting ready to go back to school for EMT. Well l hope everyone is doing well, would love to here from you guys. Talk to you all soon..

 


Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Jan 25, 2006
Comments:Happy New Year to all of you! Yeah, I know, it’s kind of too late to wish any one a happy New Year at this time since I’m sure most of you are already over it by now. But I’ve been so damn busy I figure that I would do anyway…Well, I think the time is close enough now to solicit great ideas from all of you on what kind of activities you want to do during our class reunion weekend. I’ve already spoken to some of you personally about this subject and I’ve heard nothing but great ideas. I would, however, like to hear more ideas before I post them for all of you to decide.I also would like to do some thing called a “Blast from the Past,” which will be presented during our reunion dinner event at the Seven Springs Country Club. It’s really simple. All you have to do is send me any thing about your life for the past 10 years. It could be a short story, pictures of your family with descriptions, a slide show, a collage, etc. Eric and I will coordinate this affair. And we will present every thing you send to us, so don’t be shy – the funnier, the better! But of course, keep it in a good taste.

I will also take up those offers from the people who asked to help from last year. I know who you are so don’t back out on me now. I can’t wait to hear from all of you! Oh, and donโ€™t forget to register with the Reunion Makers. Youโ€™ll save yourself a few bucks if you buy them before next week.

 


Name: Krysia Viquez (Villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Ma
Date: Jan 23, 2006
Comments:Can’t believe I’m almost done with school. I finish in April. So far I’m on the Exective Dean’s List. Yes I am passing with a 4.0. I couldn’t believe it either. My grades in high school were less than great. All is well in my life. Still have my family and my health. Got work to do. Bye 


The Class of 1996 reunion will be held on June 24, 2006. Eric Young is spearheading the effort.To confirm/update your address, please visit our website at www.reunionmakers.com. For questions contact Reunion Makers Directly at 1-800-977-6201 ext 304 or email ddavidson@reunionmakers.com.

Please put your school name and graduation year on all e-mails.

 


Name: Jase
Class of: 96
Now living in: Texas
Date: Jan 2, 2006
Comments:what a reunion??? ohhhh H*** no… later… 


Name: Rich Gargano
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Norfolk, VA
Date: Jan 1, 2006
Comments:I’m looking forward to the reunion… has it really been 10 years? I’ll be in Norfolk for a few more months, and then I’ll depart the USS Florida and head back up to upstate New York, where I’ll be an instructor at one of the nuclear plants that the Navy uses for training. Navy life is okay, married life is great, still no kids, just lots of toys. See you all soon. 


Name: Adam Williams
Class of: 1996
Now living in: whatever port my boat is docked at
Date: Dec 24, 2005
Comments:Since high school I’ve mostly worked on my family’s shrimp boats. I’ve been a captain for the last 7 years. Last year i Quit shrimping and went to Louisiana to work as the chief engineer on a 110′ surface effect ship (ses ships use lift fans to lift the ship out of the water so they can travel at high speeds on the sea surface). I moved back to florida to try bait shrimping on a 40ft boat. That was going pretty well until a couple of weeks ago when the boat capsized and sunk 12 miles off hernando beach in rough weather. We were only in the water a couple of hours but it was still F-ing COLD!!!!! So now I’ve been getting one of my Dad’s big boats ready for a trip. I’m leaving the day after christmas for a 25 day trip off the Florida keys.oh yeah I’m married (kinda) and have 2 kids, kelsey Renee age7 and John Aaron age 5

 


Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: Dec 24, 2005
Comments:Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s Day. 


Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: California
Date: Dec 21, 2005
Comments:Hope all is well. It seems that the reunion is coming right along. Thanks for all the hard work on making this a great event. At least it is sounding like it will be. Hope you all have great holidays and best wishes in the new year:) 


Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Comments:Yes, the letter I posted was Reunion Makers verbatim response – I did not edit it in any way.I want everyone in our class to feel comfortable with Reunion Makers, and so, to that end, I am diligently checking the message board so that I can address any concerns, like Matt’s, which come up. I will certainly follow up on Matt’s remarks personally with the company. However, I do wish that these concerns could have been posted several months ago. We only have a few months left until the summer, so at this point, going with another company or planning the reunion ourselves is no longer a viable option.

I have a lot of experience in project planning, because that’s my line of work, so I know that for us to back out now is more trouble than we can ask for. For example, please consider that: 1) We as a class do not have any funds to book the venues. 2) I don’t think that any of us is willing to personally front the money for this event. 3) We don’t have enough resources to make contacts with all of our class mates.

I would really appreciate it if I can get more response from all of us who check out this site. I don’t know how much we can do with the little amount of time we have left, but I will do my best to address concerns that the class has with Reunion Makers. I do promise that I will contact the company to get clarifications on the remarks that Matt had made. I also welcome more responses from all of you so that I know I will cover every thing with the company. Have a happy holiday!

 


Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The City Of New Port Richey
Date: Dec 12, 2005
Comments:Something TOPP posted Earlier:FROM THE REUNION MAKERS

I’m glad you brought up the Gulf ’95 event. We know Jaime Sheridan was not happy on the night of the event. For some reason, the decorations that we ordered were not delivered as scheduled. We were just as angry and upset with the company who was supposed to have provided the service. Our only reprocussion is to never use them again, which we obvioulsy won’t. This mistake is considered huge to us and we did not take it lightly. Jaime was very upset, and rightfully so. We wish her display of frustration would have been handled a little more privately between herself and our company. From what we understand, everyone who attended the reunion was informed of the mistake (most wouldn’t have even noticed) and the event took somewhat of a negative turn.

Another issue that upset Jaime was the fact there was no audio/visual equipment for a slide show. This is considered a special request. If we had known about it sooner (we were told 2 weeks prior to the event), we could have made the arrangements and adjusted the ticket price accordingly. The cost to rent the equipment was substantial. If it had been nominal, we would have absorbed the cost with no problems. We also made several other suggestions to try to accomodate the request. (i.e. rent a TV/VCR as opposed to a projector, bring a TV/VCR combo and run it continiousy throughout the evening on the memorabilia table). We were simply not able to provide exactly what they wanted and it was strictly a cost issue. I believe the equipment rental from the hotel was going to be in excess of $400.

Hopefully, this puts some of your concerns at ease. Please let me know if there were other complaints you’d like me to address.

I look forward to hearing back from you – have a great day!”

End Letter

Was this rewritten in anyway? or a copy from the email exactly? And who wrote it? If you have that info, foward it please ?

I have a few questions like:

1. Were the decorations actually order or were they trying to pull one over on the class of 95?

2. Do we even need decorations if we wouldn’t even notice them?

3. How much $ were these decorations and was the class of 95 refunded for not having them?

4. Have they Given anyone sort of an agenda or itinerary of what the evening will be like? What are we getting for our money?

5. If the cost of a/v Projector could have been absorbed with no problems. Are they making to much money?

*if any of these questions have been answered already please inform me?

As a group- I am in. Personally – I have a problem with the way the attitude shows through in the typing of this letter from THE REUNION MAKERS! Have a Great Day!

Thanks Matt

 


Name: John Barolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005
Comments:Moved back to Tampa and bought a house. 


Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, Fl
Date: Friday, December 02, 2005
Comments: I just wanted to update my e-mail. Also I am on myspace at www.myspace.com/littlered48c5I’ll see you at the reunion. 


Name: Eric Young
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, December 02, 2005
Comments:Greeting Gulf Class of ’96!The anticipation is over! The details of your ten year reunion are now locked in!

Mark your calenders and make plans to attend. The event is scheduled for June 24, 2006 at Seven Springs Country Club.

If you are still in contact with other Gulf ’96 grads, please make sure they know to register on the Reunion Makers website. (www.reunionmakers.com)

Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket Price valid through 2/1/06. You may purchase your tickets online, by phone (800-977-6201), fax (918-689-4109), or mail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you.

 


Name: Jason D’Onofrio
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Miramar (Fort Lauderdale), FL
Date: Thursday, December 01, 2005
Comments:Well geez, who knows if anyone will remember me since I only went to Gulf 11th and 12th grade. Anyways..this is what I have been up to since High School….I joined the Coast Guard in 1997 and I am still in, over 8 years later. Currently stationed in Miami, FL, but have been stationed in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Cleveland before here. I got married, then got divorced, and I have a 4 year old son, Evan, which I have custody of and am a full time single dad. Thats about it in a nutshell. I come home quite often since my whole family still lives there…If you care to drop a line, my email address is majorsmartass78@aol.com. 


Name: Michelle Douthitt-Toczylowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pasco County
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Comments:Just updating my email address…Can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion! 


Name: Brian Lane
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Commens:Hope everyone is doing great. E-mail me sometime. See you all at the reunion. 


Name: Topp
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2005
Comments:Okay kids, here’s what we have for you regarding our reunion. It looks like our best option is Seven Springs Country Club. It’s in New Port Richey. I know some of you wanted to have the reunion some where on the beach, but I don’t think the price will be in everyone’s interest. Below is what Eric Young sent me. And, please, when you see Eric make sure you guys give him kudos because he’s actually the person who handles all of the business with the Reunion Makers. Also make sure you guys give us feed back as soon as possible. We want to make sure that you’re satisfied with the reunion planning.From Eric:

 

Seven Springs is $68 a person. Everything else I suggested is $90 plus. From the feedback I have gotten so far we probably will have to go with Seven Springs. All of our ticket prices do include the meal, venue fees (if any), locating classmates, mailings, dj, decorations, senior picture name badges, a camera on each table, your class yahoo group, the online reunion E-Book, and any other services provided that I forgot to mention.

 


Name: Jennifer Beale (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005
Comments:Hey everyone!!! Well alot has changed since I moved back here almost two years ago, lets see hmmm I got divorced a little over a year ago. Then in October I tied the knot with someone I have known for quite some time. It was a very nice day. We got married at Francis Park and it was beutiful. I am teaching in Hernando County. I sure can’t believe all of this has happened in the last 10 years. But happiness comes at a cost. Hope everyone is doing well!!! 


Name: Martha Sanford (Schnack)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Comments:I was looking over the posts and decided that it was time to write a little note about myself. I think I did along time ago, but not sure when. Anyways I still live in Holiday, have been married for 4 years, and have a 9 month old son. I am working on my BA for education and hope to finish sometime in the next decade (haha). I hope to make the reunion and see classmates that I haven’t seen in about 10 years. Although I wonder if I will recognize them. I was looking at the pictures of the 1995 reunion and couldn’t believe how different people looked, if it wasn’t for the fact that they were labled I would have had no clue who they were. Hope everyone is well and Happy Holidays.Martha

 


Name: Regina Hayes
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Friday, November 04, 2005
Comments:Still living in the area. Got married had 2 kids ( Jason-5, and Brandon-4) got divorced and am working in Tarpon Springs. Looking forward to seeing everyone. 


Name: Leslie Woeber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Comments:10 years! I feel old….hope everyone is doing well. Interesting reading all the posts. Got my BA – and doing absolutely nothing within that field of work. Getting married in a year. That’s about it!Danielle- Beyer is at PHCC; just in case you aren’t sure where he is!

 


Name: krysia viquez (villalobos)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: malden, ma
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Comments:Still in school. It’s harder than i remember. So far so good passing with an A.6months to go then they let me loose in the real world. Can’t wait for the reunion haven’t seen most of you since high school. Hope all is well. Gotta go 


Name: Jessica Grice
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson Florida
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Comments:Just fell onto this website. If anyone knows how to contact Nicole Backstrom or Chrisi Grivisas please let me know. 


Name: Eric
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Comments:Hey guys. The reunion is starting to form. I should have an idea of where it is going to be held very soon. The company that is helping asked me to post the following in order to get things started.Can you believe itโ€™s been 10 years since we walked the halls of Gulf High? It’s reunion time and Reunion Makers is planning our event.

It is very important that you register at Reunionmakers.com. RSVP’ing on Classmates will NOT register you. The registration is free and only takes a minute. Please be sure to do this as soon as possible. Also, we need alumni for the Spirit Committee. If you are interested, please contact Debbie or Jody at Reunion Makers directly. Their toll free number is 800-977-6201 or you can e-mail ddavidson (at) reunionmakers (dot) com. Eric Young is spearheading the effort.

If you still keep in touch with any alumni who are not registered on Classmates, please make sure they know to register at Reunionmakers.com as well.

We will announce the event details as soon as they are available.

I hope everyone is doing well. I can’t wait to see everyone. Unitl then…

 


Information on the 10-year reunion as of Oct. 12 is on the alumni page. 


Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: California
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Comments:Gee, not insecure…as you say. Just wondering who was still in the area since I haven’t been back in over 5 years. Planning a trip there in a month or so and wondered who I might run into. Didn’t think that was offensive! Hey, I got back in touch with a great old friend already:) 


Name: Topper
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Carney Town
Date: Sunday, October 09, 2005
Comments:I hope this site is more than a place to find out who’s stuck in the same place doing the same things. How insecure do you have to be? Anyway, we are still looking for a location for our reunion. I’ve asked Eric to check a place on the beach to see if it could fit in our price range. Right now nothing yet…We’ll update you more soon. 


Name: Leah
Class of: 1996
Now living in: California
Date: Saturday, October 08, 2005
Comments:I hope everyone is doing well. Just stopping by because Carrie said this was where to find out who is still stuck in the place doing the same things. 


Name: Danielle Van Sickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NPR
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2005
Comments:I am so excited for the reunion! I am still twisting Chuck Reiter’s arm to go even though he keeps refusing, I am being dilligent!! And Topp, I have the “Kung Fu Fighting” tape ready for Thai Time – have you gotten ahold of Beyer yet because that would be the shiznit for sheezy!! ha ha Jon Whitmore the invite to crash at my house is still open if you can get away from Russia and make it! 


Name: Nick Ramos
Class of: 96
Now living in: Undisclosed Location
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Comments:Is there a set place for the reunion? Because I used to be a waiter at this “convention center” and they were always throwing these lavish parties for weddings, proms, banquits and stuff like that. Its in Downtown Clearwater on the water. They have several giant rooms for different parties. Sometimes they have DJs and sometimes they bring in bands (which is really cool). I dont know what youre looking for but this place is for big parties. And they bring the food out one course at a time like your royalty or something. I dont know how much it costs though so…let me know if you want to check it out who evers doing this. 


Name: ANGELA RAYBURN
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NEW PORT RICHEY
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2005
Comments: 


Name: Sean Hendry
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Monday, September 05, 2005
Comments:Just heard about this site from Eric Young and thought that I would drop a line. I will be married for four years this Sept. 28, 2005. I am married to a wonderful woman, Charity Dillon (Gulf High c/o ’99). I am a Journeyman Electrician and I am currently working towards my Master’s Licinse. I have kept in contact with a hand full of people and occasionlly run into people now and then. I am glad to see that you all are doing so well for yourselves. I look forward to seeing you in ’06 


Name: Jason VanOchten
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson
Date: Friday, August 26, 2005
Comments: Hello everyone. I am still in Hudson and married (no kids yet). I have started racing stock cars around Florida. Can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion. my website- http://rocketdogracing97.com 


Name: Angelina
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Comments:Hi I was wondering if anyone knows when the reunion will be? Do we know any specifics? And PACO I sent you and e-mail 6 weeks ago about a re-fi do you think you could e-mail me back??? The house is 2 years old. 3200 sq ft, last appraisal was $475,000.00 want to re-fi $280,000.00 Please advise me, I am sure you can give me the best deal, considering I used to do your homework in High School :)Thanks

 


Name: Cristie Gibson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Charlottesville, VA
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Comments:I didnt get to graduate with you guys, I moved to the ‘ville (Charlottesville, VA) in the summer before senior year. That was a helluva culture shock ;). Graduated with honors, and moved back to Ocala to blow off a year at CFCC. Moved to Blacksburg, VA to go to VaTech, opted to get married and have baby with highschool sweetheart. I am now divorcing the highschool sweetheart and having a blast biking and snowboarding with my now, 7 year old son, Connor. I’m also taking a semester off from busting my ass at a sociology/education double major and working at a nifty cellular company (lemme tell ya, cuteness pays…big time). I still crack jokes, I still get carded for alcohol, and I’d love to hear from anyone who remembers me.Cheers,
Cris

 


Name: Matt Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Comments:Hey all! What is spartan manor? Paco,I would be all about mexico or costa rica, lets go. Top, I hope we aren’t paying that company to plan our event. If I can help let me know! Liza- Maria is local and Dan is in miami with his wife and kid! Nick- good (joke) on the other site, its always nice when someone rips on Dr. Laura and If you need an old friend, shoot me an email. Good to here all of you are well see you soon! 


Name: Misty Harris (Drummond)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Comments:Hey everyone, how are you all doing? I am wonderful. I am married now (2nd one) to a wonderful man, who is an alumni to River Ridge High. We both found each other in college and had a baby and moved to Ohio to be with my other two children from a previous marriage. So that makes 3 children, Destiny (8), Justice (4), and Trinity (21 mos.). They are all awesome kids. I work in Columbus as a legal secretary for a great lawyer. I have been with him for a while now and love it. I am thinking of enlisting in the Army. I am picking LPN as my MOS. All I have to do now is sign the papers. I think I might be chickening out though.Anyway, I will talk to everyone later.

 


Name: Riordan
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NY
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Comments:Thank you so much Sarah. Last I heard you were doing amazing. I am happy for you. 


Name: Sonya Glover (Timmerman)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Monday, August 15, 2005
Comments:Hope all is well 


Name: Riordan
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New York
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2005
Comments:Can someone please help me contact Melissa Thompson or have her contact me? Thank you for any help. 


Name: Liza Kate Walter
Class of: 96
Now living in: Richmond, VA
Date: Friday, August 12, 2005
Comments: I’m pretty sure that the last few people who emailed me didn’t get responses and I apologize for that. The emails are gone now, so if you’d like to try again, please do — I promise to be better. By the way, does anyone know how to get a hold of Maria Contos or Danny Phillips?? Anyway, this is what I’ve been up to: www.myspace.com/lizakate 


Name: Nick Rebetti
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pinellas
Date: Friday, August 12, 2005
Comnents:I was looking for reunion info and I found this site. I hope everyones doing well, and I hope the reunion is going to be good. 


Name: Matt DeLine
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Riverview Fla
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2005
Comments:Hello Class of 1996. As some of you know (those who remember me) I moved up to NY our Senior year (no i did not die, good rumor though). I graduated in Rochester NY. After high school I went to the University of Richmond on a Soccer scholarship. I went on to ride the bench in the A-league (semipro) For a team in NJ and then had a stint back in Richmond. Once again i am back in the abyss they call Florida. I am now residing in Riverview where my wife and i share our house with our two dogs. Ok now that i have bored the SH@#$% out of you all, i would love to hear from you guys, i have thought about many of you and wondered what you all have been up to in your grownup endeavors. 


Name: Nick Ramos
Class of: 96
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2005
Comments:Yeah, its good to see these names. I was in Upstate New York for awhile then DC and around back to Tampa. I liked them all but for some reason they wouldnt let me stay. I think maybe because I Started going crazy and I was getting in trouble. When I finally got to Tampa I started hallucinating and getting dellusions having to do with scary things I couldnt ENDURE. So that was three years ago and the begining of my full blown Schizofrenia. I dont see things to clearly now. So I dont know if Ill be there. I hope to. Maybe. Cya 


Name: Amy Hansen (Terwilliger)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Long Island, New York
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Comments:Glad to hear eveyone is doing well. I am looking forward to our reunion next year. This is the first time I’ve been on this site in a while, any idea what the date of the reunion will be yet? Being that I’m up in NY I need to be able to plan when I’ll have to come down to FL.I am still working as an RN up here on Long Island, married, no kids yet. Anyway, I’ll keep checking back for more reunion info.

 


Name: Krysia Viquez [Villalobos]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Ma.
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Comments:All is still well. I am finally going to do something with my life I have decided to go back to school and take Medical Billing & Coding. Now is the perfect time, seeing as Yvonne will finally be in school with a decent schedule and I can finally get something done with my life.On a different note I have found a lot of our classmates on classmates.com if that helps anybody.

 


Name: Toppster
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Comments:Hello every one! As some of you may know, we are using this company called the Reunion Makers to plan our reunion next year. Recently, Jamie, the class of ’95 president, informed us about a mishap with the Reunion Makers – see her message in the alumni board for class of ’96. Below is the explanation from the company. If you feel that we should not continue to work with the Reunion Makers, feel free to let me know asap! I still think that this is more of a communication problem between the class of ’95 and the Reunion Makers. Unless I get an overwhelming response from you NOT to use the company, Eric and I will move forward with them. Please let all our friends know about this web-site. My e-mail is toppski@verizon.net, Thanks in advance for your input.

FROM THE REUNION MAKERSI’m glad you brought up the Gulf ’95 event. We know Jaime Sheridan was not happy on the night of the event. For some reason, the decorations that we ordered were not delivered as scheduled. We were just as angry and upset with the company who was supposed to have provided the service. Our only reprocussion is to never use them again, which we obvioulsy won’t. This mistake is considered huge to us and we did not take it lightly. Jaime was very upset, and rightfully so. We wish her display of frustration would have been handled a little more privately between herself and our company. From what we understand, everyone who attended the reunion was informed of the mistake (most wouldn’t have even noticed) and the event took somewhat of a negative turn.

Another issue that upset Jaime was the fact there was no audio/visual equipment for a slide show. This is considered a special request. If we had known about it sooner (we were told 2 weeks prior to the event), we could have made the arrangements and adjusted the ticket price accordingly. The cost to rent the equipment was substantial. If it had been nominal, we would have absorbed the cost with no problems. We also made several other suggestions to try to accomodate the request. (i.e. rent a TV/VCR as opposed to a projector, bring a TV/VCR combo and run it continiousy throughout the evening on the memorabilia table). We were simply not able to provide exactly what they wanted and it was strictly a cost issue. I believe the equipment rental from the hotel was going to be in excess of $400.

Hopefully, this puts some of your concerns at ease. Please let me know if there were other complaints you’d like me to address.

I look forward to hearing back from you – have a great day!

 


Name: Regina Drum (Jones)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Comments:Hello everyone. Remember me? I can’t believe the 10 year mark is fast approaching! God I feel old! I can’t wait to see everyone at the reunion. Life has been great for me I got married to Jeremy Drum c/o 95 in 2003. We have a 4 (going on 30) year old that lives to make us laugh. (wonder who he got that from) Suprise Suprise.. I’m still involved in swimming. I currently work at Trinity YMCA as the Aquatics Coordinator and I coach swimming at Mitchell High. I stumbled across this website and was happy to see everyone is doing well. I still talk to Jaycee our kids play together as scary as that may sound. Anyone that wants to drop a line feel free. I thought I would never say this but I miss all you guys. Have a great life If I don’t see you @ the reunion.. 


Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Saturday, July 09, 2005
Comments:Hey everyone. I just wanted to say hi and update my e-mail address. Still working at the hospital. Dating a wonderful man with 2 boys 6 and 8. My daughter just turned 6 and is heading into first grade. Can’t wait to see everyone. 


Name: krysia
Class of: 1996
Now living in: malden, mass
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Comments:hello everyone. Well I went back to New Port Richey. Boy has it changed all you need now is a train and bus system and I’d be on the first plane back. I am glad I say all my friends and a little bit of the town. Can’t wait for the reunion I’d love 2 show my little one where I grew up. Hope the reunion planning is going well. drop me a line. 


Name: Jaime Gutowski-Sheridan
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2005
Comments:Hello class of 1996. Jaime Gut here clas of 1995, just wanted to pass the word about our 10 year reunion that took place this weekend. So Sara, Topp, and Eric pay attention. REUNION MAKERS SUCKS DONOT USE THEM YOU CAN DO A BETTER JOB YOURSELFS ON YOUR OWN! You have plenty of time using this website to get your classmates together by next year. The entire planning with reunionmakers was awful. and at the reunion none of the decorations or the cake showed up. Nothing was right except for what Spartan Manor did. They can do a better job of planning your reunion. The dj we had was great and he also plans reunions so if you are interested let me know i will give you his number. But on a serious note you can ask everyone who was there everything reunionmakers did fell through. If it wasn’t for a small few of us it wouldn’t have been a good time. Josh Hill was there ask him he’ll tell you to find another company if you plan on using a company. Just thought you guys could use the heads up. It was so bad we are calling tomorrow to ask for a refund for the things that we payed for and didn’t arrirve. $7,000 is alot to pay for them to do so little work. Good luck class of 1996Jaime

 


Name: Paczubi
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Mom’s House
Date: Thursday, June 09, 2005
Comments:Whattup ya’ll? Shouts out to my class of 96 peoples. I am currently doing mortgages for anywhere in the state of Florida so hit me up (email) if you’re looking to buy, refi, or whatever. Florida real estate: great investment. I got my finance degree from USF. Attended 4 schools to get it. Any rumors you’ve heard about me are probably true. Hey I was thinking this: in a few years we’ll do a Cancun reunion. I know Whitney’s down for it (soft kisses on the beach under the moonlight). Knauber, thanks for bailing me out last trip when I puked in the taxi. I’ve seen a few people since graduation. Riordan is a bartender at the Chase Club in Tampa (think:Tom Cruise Cocktail). Whitmore you are amazing, nice stats. NY huh, can you get me a gig as a SNL writer? That would be tits. Topp hit me up. If anyone has wondered if I’ve chilled, nope. I’m only worse…my ADHD with a splash of Teret’s (spelling?) is still keeping those around me entertained. Or pissing them off. Oh yeah, I’ve! hung out with Josh Stewart a few times (think: Fortune magazine). Anyways, that’s me for now. Seacrest out. 


Name: Mandi McEvoy
Class of: 96
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Comments:Wow, it was great to read all of the stuff that everyone has been doing! I have been working my BUTT off. I work for United HealthCare, a health insurance company, I have been with them for close to 5 years. I have a 5 year old daughter named Tierra. She’s my little Mini Me and my world. Not married, we were together on and off for 8 yrs. But in the end we are GREAT friends and couldn’t ask for a better extended family! I still live in Holiday. If anyone wants to chat, just let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ missmandi888 @ yahoo mail or IM and the same on AIM. 


Name: Joleen Beninati (Eriksen)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Comments:Hello everyone, I just thought I would give my email address in case anyone would like to get in contact with me. I would love to hear from you!! BnJoele@aol.com 


Name: Angelina Tripepi-Leggiere
Class of: 1996
Now living in: PR, FL
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005
Comments:I would like to help in any way I can for the reunion. I am local. If you need a hand call me at 727-862-7083, thanks, 


Name: April Kumley (Skaggs)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Comments:Hello everyone, How is everyone doing, I’m doing great. I can not believe that we been out of school for 10 years. Well if you need any help with anything let me know. Hope to hear from some of you. Talk to you later. 


Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Comments:I want to thank those who have already contacted me for some ideas on our reunion. Eric should have already sent out our yearbook to the Reunion Maker folks for the distribution list. Eric and I should be able to come up with our first set proposals within a couple of months or so. We’ll post it this site for every one to decide and we’ll submitted to the company. But I still need a lot more suggestions from all of you. Please let our classmates know about this website! Thanks again for your help… 


Name: Nicole (Stefanovich) Metzler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Comments:Hey everyone, glad to see we’ve got some people working on the reunion. I was starting to get a bit worried. Thanks to Eric and Topp for taking on this painful task. I agree that we should probably find a location first. I wish I was there to help you guys scout out some places. I’ve never been to Spartan Manor so don’t know much about it. What about some nice hotel or something? Doesn’t the Sheraton (is it even the Sheraton anymore?) have some kind of meeting or banquet room? One idea to throw out there, I don’t know how far everyone is willing to travel, BUT, there is a place in Spring Hill that has a gorgeous hall (my brother was going to use it for his wedding reception) and best of all, WE MAY BE ABLE TO GET IT FOR FREE!!! Just throwing out ideas. Pricewise, I’m thinking about maybe $75 per person. And I think the picnic idea on the next day is a great idea. For those who can’t afford to go, or even just for fun afterwards for the whole family. I think Howard Park would be a great place for that. So, that’s my 2-cents. Feel free to E-mail me and I will also check back here as often as possible. I do check my e-mail daily though. So Topp or Eric, let me know if you want me to look into the hall in Spring Hill or not. Talk to everyone soon. xoxo 


Name: Mandy Jezek (Martinot)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: pittsboro, NC
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005
Comments:Some folks I have been in touch with suggest anywhere BUT Spartan Manor…Molly ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think I have ever been there, but is there anywhere else we could have the reunion? We should brainstorm about location first. 


Name: April Kumley (Skaags)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: Saturday, May 07, 2005
Comments:Hello everyone just wanted to see how everyone is doing. I’m doing great I been married for 7 years and two wonderful children, I have a 4 year old son and a 5 month old daughter. I will see you next year. Hope everyone is doing great. 


Name: Krysia Viquez [Villalobos]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Mass
Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
Comments:I’ve seen some names on classmates.com From our class. If that helps? I’ve also have kept in touch with some people from our class. 


Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Friday, May 06, 2005
Comments:I want to thank Jaime Gutowski for her advice about the company. Eric and I are meeting tomorrow to finalize our plans. I do, however, believe that we are going to use the company. I think that things can get complicated if we let it be. The most important thing is we must have excellent communication amongst all of us who are interested in going to the reunion. I will be checking the alumni web-site daily for whatever idea you want to bring up. Remember the key is we must decide early on all of the important decisions. We cannot wait until the last minute on how much you want to spend or where do you want to have the reunion. I’ll offer the first suggestion. Maybe it will trigger you to start sending me ideas. I’m willing to spend up to $100 per person. And please be assure that Sara, Eric and I will not let any thing slip through the cracks. I promise that I will on top of things-no pun intended… 


Name: Jaime Gutowski-Sheridan
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Comments:Hello class of 1996. As most of you know me from class of 1995 or as Michelle Gutowski’s sister. I just wanted to give you the heads up on Reunion Makers. I spoke with Sara on this matter already, but feel all of you should know about the company. They SUCK!!! to be honest with you the only reason we went with them is because we didn’t know any better at the time. Yes they do all of the work but there is little communication between you and them during the process. By the time they give you some options they need an anwser within days so you have no time to consult with anyone. They do take care of all the money, contracts with the companies, mailings and local classmate searches. It sounds good but you do pay for it. Our reunion is on June 11th at the Spartan Maonor in NPR. It is $69.00 a person. Spartan only charges 30.00 per person. so see the price differnce. Again it is the easy way to plan your reunion, but if people can’t afford it then they won’t come. I am planning a picnic on the sunday June 12 so people that couldn’t afford saturday night can still participate. This is something yous may also want to concider. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Good luck with everythin class of 96.Jaime

 


Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Comments:REUNION INFO: As Topp mentioned, we are going with a company called Reunion Makers. If you’re interested in checking out the company, you can visit their website at reunionmakers.comWhile the company takes care of the main reunion event, it’s up to us if we choose to plan other events surrounding it on that reunion weekend. So feel free to email ideas about what you would be interested in doing/attending….

 


Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Comments:Hey kids, here’s the scoop on our reunion planning. Sara found a company that will plan it for us. I checked it out and I think this is a great deal! They do all the work, but we get to make all of the decisions. Eric Young is going to be the main contact with the company. I will help him handle the communication side of things. So, email me your suggestions now! It could be any thing: what is a reasonable ticket price range, where would you like to have it, what kind of extra curricular activities would you want to do, and also things like what do you want to do for the day events. Please don’t be shy, we’re all good friends! 


Name: Krysia
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Mass
Date: Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Comments:Has it been that long already. Just moved into a new place & was going through some pictures from high school. Boy did it bring back memories. But feeling better somebody thought my daughter was my sister. All is well in my little world. Looking forward to going back {only be in town 2days} It’s all changed so much from what I’ve seen on the web. Finally becoming a real town. I do miss my friends write me & or send pics.All my love

 


Name: Michelle Gutowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2005
Comments:I see everyone is talking about the reunion next year, seems like noone wants to plan it. Just thought this might be a helpful hint for who ever decides to do it. My sister Jaime for c/o 1995 planed their reunion mostly by herself, with only some help from her freind April. She said it was a pain in the butt, If you need some suggestions or help you can email her on this address. I know Sara Walsh has already inquired with Jaime. Jus thought it might help. see you all soon. 


Name: Heather Lemon
Class of: 1996
Now living in: port richey
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005
Comments:Hey!!! Can’t wait too see everyone at the big 10 year reunion..Heather Lemon

 


Name: Topp S.
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Comments:You know, I wouldn’t have a problem at all coordinating our class reunion. My job experience is project management and logistical work, so it’s right up my alley. But, I’m sure that I don’t want to do this alone. I want to have a partner in crime so when it doesn’t turn out well I’d have some one to blame it on – just like at work. j/j… So Mandy, I’ll do it if you’d it with me. I know Sara is looking to get out of this so we can forget about her. And if any of you would like to let me know that you don’t think it’s a good idea for me to take on this monterous task you can let me know. I promise it won’t hurt my feelings. I look forward to hearing from all of you!P.S. Mandy, you’re not doing so bad yourself there Dr. Doolittle….

 


Name: Jonathan Whitmore
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Brooklyn, NY
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005
Comments:Stop googling me.I’ve been in NYC for the past 6 years. Before that I was living in the Czech Republic and Philadelphia. I graduated from NYU and took a position as Creative Director at a political-risk consultancy – where I’ve been for the last 5 years. I’m moving to Boston for Harvard at the end of summer; if anyone is moving to NYC and needs help with housing or jobs drop a line as I might be able to help you. If you’re in Boston, well, holla. I haven’t been back to Florida since 1998. No kids, no pets, no house, no car.

I’d love to hear from you. I think.

Jonathan / jonathan.whitmore@gmail.com

 


Name: Mandy Jezek (Martinot)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pittsboro, NC
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Comments:I’d be glad to help anyone with the reunion stuff (also out of state)…Topp, It is great to see that you are doing well…:)

 


Name: dawn disko-cobb
Class of: 1996
Now living in: hudson, florida
Date: Monday, April 18, 2005
Comments:just wanted to update. since my last entry I have had a beautiful daughter on October 8, 2004, her name is Grace. as you can tell still in florida. been working as a registered nurse at bayonet point for the past 2 years. see ya at the reunion. 


Name: Eric Young
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Comments:How is everyone? It has been a while. I still live in good ol’ NPR. I am married with no children. I work as a computer tech at Community Hospital. I still keep in touch with a few of our classmates but would love to hear from any of you. See you guys at the reunion. 


Name: Ryan Partin
Class of: 1996
Now living in: St. lucie
Date: Monday, April 11, 2005
Comments: 


Name: Christina Benedict Adler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Comments:Hello everyone! I am still in New Port Richey, my husband and I just started our own business. It has been crazy but worth it. I hope all is well with all of you. I am hoping to get in touch with Molly Knapp and Chrisi Grivizas; if anyone knows how to contact them please let me know. My son is going to be 5 in May and getting ready to start school…it’s crazy how fast time goes by. If anyone would like to email me feel free, it might take me a little time to get back to you but I will. Best wishes to all of you, see ya next year! 


Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Austin, Texas
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Comments:Kay Link….. Been awhile, I always wondered what happened to you… If anybody remembers me, let me know. Gulf High…. 


Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Austin, Texas
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
Comments:Hello Michelle G. last time i saw you was at club manhattan. Nicole H. Remember me, Total Sound…. Hows it going. Living life in Texas. Hopefully gonna move back to take care of my pops… Anyone that knows me… The best memories I have are with my friends at Gulf High. Miss you guys… One Love…. One Life… John Fussell, now that I know you are an EMS, I hope never to get into an accident down there. Joking man…. I want to apologize to everyone I was a major a** to. Its good to be a Ghost… Peace.. 


Name: Joleen Beninati (Eriksen)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Comments:Wow! I just found out about this alumni page, and it is nice to see all of you doing so well! My life has been good, I am married for 5 years now, and just had my first child in August of last year! Her name is Isabella, and she is my life. I own my own house here in Port Richey but will be selling it soon to move to New York in January 2006. I would love to talk to you all, so please feel free to email me! 


Name: Krysia Viquez [Villalobos]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Malden, Mass
Date: Monday, March 21, 2005
Comments:Well I moved to Boston in 97 only meant to be here for the summer. A lot has happened I got married and divorced all within 3years. I do have a wonderful little girl named Yvonne the one good thing to come out of my marriage. She is my life and she knows it. All is well though I finally found the man of my dreams. He’s from Florida [but i forgive him]. We live in Malden Mass. cute little town the train is a 10 min walk from the house. Everything is within walking distance thank you god. Just looking for my old friends drop me a line. I’ll be in N.P.R for memorial week. Hope to hear from you. 


Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
Comments:WOW!!!! I am so glad I moved back down here, things sure have changed, I got a great job offer, teaching the universal pre-k program!!!! I’am exicted and hope the program gets on it’s feet. My kids love living here, if we could go to the beach everyday my daughter would be glad. I have seen a few of you from school, and i’am glad that everyone is doing good!!! 


Name: krysia villalobos {viquez}
Class of: 96
Now living in: malden Mass.
Date: Thursday, March 03, 2005
Comments:hey everybody. I now live in Mass. It is cold sure miss the sun haven’t seen it in months it snows every week. Going to florida soon. Like to know about any reunions. Write me. 


Name: JAMIE WILLIAMS (COREY)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NEW PORT RICHEY
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2005
Comments:HOW AMAZING IT IS TO SEE WHERE EVERYONE IS AND HOW LIFE CHANGES AFTER HIGHSCHOOL. I AM A MOTHER OF BEAUTIFUL IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS PAYTON AND RILEY WHO ARE 5 AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED THIS AUGUST FOR 9 YEARS (WOW) TO A WONDERFUL GUY SHANNON. I BEEN DWELLING IN THE CAR BUSINESS SINCE DCT AND I AM A COMPTROLLER AT FRIENDLY KIA :). I NEVER SEE ANYONE BUT I GUESS NOW I KNOW WHY,EVERYONE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE! I AM GLAD TO HEAR EVERYONE IS DOING GREAT! TAKE CARE. 


Name: Angelina Leggiere
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005
Comments:Hello! Glad to here that everyone is doing well! I am married and have a 15 month old son. I was working as a PA for a Pain Mgmt/Anest physician, but am on a leave of absence to do the mom thing. When Andrew is 2 I will go back to work. I am also married to a great guy whom also graduated from Gulf (back in the stone ages). Hope to hear from you soon. Angelina 


Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville, TN
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2005
Comments:Just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on the reunion status. Don’t know how many people would be interested in a 10 year gathering, but because of my job I will most likely be unable to be in the state of Florida to put something together/attend. Didn’t know if there was someone living in the area who would like to help coordinate something, but I would be more than happy to pitch in and help as much as I can from a couple states away. (Liz Engel who was vice president also lives out of the area) Please feel free to email me if anyone has any ideas. Thanks and take care! Sara Walsh 


Name: Topper
Class of: ’96
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2005
Comments:Looks like a lot of you are going to the reunion…I look forward to see all of you. Sara, you’d better get your butt moving and begin planning our reunion. You’re our class president, may I remind you :o) 


Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Saturday, January 08, 2005
Comments:Hello everyone. Well I have been back in Holiday for a year now. For those of you who know I was Married to Mark Paxton, but we are now divorced. We have a 5 year old daughter Marrisa. I hope all of you are doing well. Nicole Backstrom if you are out there drop me a line. Or if anyone knows how to get in touch with her. See you all next year!!! 


Name: Diane Botta Schneider
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Englewood, Ohio
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
Comments:Hi everyone!I just wanted to say hi to everyone. Glad to see everybody is doing well. I moved up to Ohio after grad. but to this day I still don’t know why. I just got married in September 04 to a great guy. We’ve been together for 6 years so it’s about time. No kids yet but hopefully it will happen soon. We just bought a house and everything is going great! Hope to hear from some of you! Take Care!

 


Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The city of New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Comments:Sean lane died of a bad drug habit 


Name: John Fussell
Class of: 96
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Friday, November 26, 2004
Comments:Hello everyone just found out this was here. after school joind Army went to Bosnia, Quait and Korea. Got out in 2001 while in army got my EMT, and dietitian cert. started working for a pharmacy as a dietary consultant. started my own business and getting ready to move it up to michigan. I have a son 6 mo old son “Xander”. Im glad to here everyone is good and doing well. would love to hear from anyone who wants to write. see ya in “06” 


Name: Liza Walter
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Richmond, VA
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Comments:I’m currently recording my first full-length album (it’s kind of folky, believe it or not), I’ve done some extensive travelling (North and South America), and now that I’ve temporarily settled down, I’m a year away from graduating from college with honors (believe it or not). My fields of study are SOCIOLOGY, latin american studies, Religious studies and Spanish. Touring the U.S. (with my music) in the summer of ’05, planning to spend 4months in Argentina in fall of ’05, and then, plans for a European Tour are coming together. Basically I’ve been pretty busy, but I think about being and idiot teenager a lot and would love to (re)meet everyone. Peace. 


Name: paulfenn ;p
Class of: 1996
Now living in: panama city, FL
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Comments:first did some college, 6 yrs. or so, computer programming, graphics, animation and audio. going to be finishing up college soon. then went navy, now at navy dive school to be… a navy diver. they will be moving me over to jacksonville this 15DEC04. i will be stationed on a frigate with bording parties or something. dont know much now but something about search and seizures of foreign ships for drugs. will be sailing around south america (next stop rio). i’ve lived in only a couple different places, orlando, seattle, columbus, greenville south carolina (please dont go here NOTHING there), atlanta, and now in panama city, FL. not married, just have not found her. had a dalmation though loved him, key word had. though i do have a plant for about eight years though, his name is fred.feel free in contacting me… see you all at the reunion.

 


Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2004
Comments:I said I would never move back here and for some odd reason ended up back here about 4 months ago, can’t get over how much things have changed. Seen a few people and glad to hear everyone is doing well. I started teaching not long after I got here for the school districts pre-k program. The city life is so different from the country, I definelty miss the open land. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. 


Name: Matthew Knauber
Class of: 1996
Now living in: The City Of New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Comments:Its crazy! I have never lived in NPR and said I never would but they are making some changes and I bought a place here. Own my own business. Engaged. No kids. Not an addict. Recently attended 1994 10 year and it was a bust. Hopefully ours will have more than 30 in attendance. Hope to here from all! 


Name: Michelle Gutowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, August 30, 2004
Comments:Whats up class of 1996..Long time no see. just wanted to let some of you know that knew him or remember him my long time boyfriend of 12 years David Calo was killed on january 28th 2004. it’s taking me this long just to be able to tell ya’s.. I’m doing fine no kids and obviously not married. I turned into a girl no more thug life haha. i run my Dad’s bar in new port richey..the village pub on grand blvd. come see me and i’ll buy ya a beer. Hell you’d be surprised how many people from Gulf come in. this is my sister’s email but drop me a line. anyone who remembers jaime she’s married now and living in port richey, still trying to control me..see you in 2006 


Name:
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2004
Comments:Anyone know how/why Sean Lane died??? 


Name: Karen Strawn (Tinker)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Florida
Date: Monday, August 23, 2004
Comments:Levi that sux you won’t be coming out. I just now found out. I was looking forward to you meeting your new baby neice. Well hope you can make it out soon. Karen 


Name: Kay (Link) Raymond
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Sicily
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2004
Comments:Kay is living in Sicily with her husband John Raymond and their son Logan. Kay is expecting her second child (a daughter this time) in October.They are 1-1/2 years into a three year deployment (John) at NAS Siganello, located in Sicily. After the completion of his three years, John will have satisfied his sea / overseas duty requirement with the Unites States Navy. At that time they will transfer back to the states (Jacksonville would be nice!) until his retirement.

 


Name:
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Friday, August 20, 2004
Comments:Just wanted to let people know that Sean Lane has passed away. It was in July. The obituary is posted under obituaries. Thanks. 


Name: Amy Hansen (Terwilliger)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island)
Date: Friday, August 06, 2004
Comments:Hi to all! Still living in Long Island, NY. Got married last November. Graduated in 2002 with my Bachelor’s in Nursing. Now working as an RN at Stonybrook University Hospital here on the island. Planning to return to school for my Master’s next year in Nursing Education so I can teach. Currently in the process of buying our first home. We should be moving in by October (can’t wait!). Haven’t kept in touch with too many people since graduating from Gulf….hope everyone is doing well. Hi to Jess, Sharron, Angelina, Danielle, Ricky, Rich, Matt and Bryan! Amy Greer if you see this EMAIL ME!! I think you dropped off the face of the earth. Bye for now ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Name: Amanda Martinot (Mandy Jezek)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Friday, July 30, 2004
Comments:Wow, i never knew this website existed–you all are up to some amazing things. So, I did the veterinary school thing and I’m now working as an emergency vet (yep cool animal planet stuff). i married an amazing guy–french turned american that i met here at UF. He just finished his Ph.D in organic chemistry—uuugggh (so he’s even more of a dork than me)–but he’s french and VERY TALL, no more short genes, yeah!! and i think he’s HOT ๐Ÿ™‚ we are about to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. no kids, lots of creatures at our house–we are moving to Chapel Hill, NC in January (where the hubby has job at UNC lined up). Great see what everyone is up to. Can’t wait to the reunion! take care–mandy 


Name: Karen (Tinker) Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey Florida
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Comments:Had baby number 5 on Sunday July 18. A girl Summer Rain. 


Name: Danielle Neubauer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hiroshima City, Japan
Date: Thursday, July 08, 2004
Comments: Hi c/o ’96! Graduated from USF a couple of years ago and now I’m living and working in Japan on the JET program (check it out if you want @ www.jet-program.com, its a well-paid & well-respected program…highly recommend it!). Life has been unpredictable, yet amazing! Have spent the last 2 years traveling around South East Asia and Oceania, doing volunteer work in the South Pacific and just relaxing & enjoying life to the fullest! Not married, not pregnant, but have a wonderful new boyfriend and some fish:) Hope you are all pursuing happiness & enjoying your lives! P.S. Whitmore & Stanton, if you ever unearth yourselves, could you drop me a line plz?? domo arigatou! 


Name: Nicole (Stefanovich) Metzler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2004
Comments:Hi everyone…wow, I can’t believe it’s been 8yrs now! I’m still in the middle of the USA, surrounded by tornado’s lately! Still working as a CPhT, and going to school for Nursing. No kids yet, just hangin out and enjoying life with my hubby. Take care all! 


Name: Christina Benedict Adler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2004
Comments:Hello Class of 96! It’s been a long time. I am still in the New Port Richey area. I have been married to Greg Adler (c/o 99) since 2000, and I have a wonderful 4 year old boy named Gregory who is the light of my life. I am hoping to get in touch with some of my friends from high school. I hope you are all doing well and are happy! See you all in 2 years! 


Name: Karen (Tinker) Strawn
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Port Richey, Fl
Date: Saturday, May 08, 2004
Comments:It’s been awhile. Things are good. I am having baby number 5 in about 10 weeks. Yes number 5. Went to college for an associates in criminal justice, due to go back after i have my baby. Working currently as a nail tech / esthetician / permanent makeup artist. In a good relationship. Have accomplished ALOT more than SOME people thought I would 


Name: Jewel Elizabeth Partridge
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New York City
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004
Comments:Living the fab life in Manhattan, acting, dancing, and working at Crunch Fitness. Oh yeah and I write every now and again but not much (sorry, Mr. Trapp!) Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their post-Buccaneer lives! 


Name: Heather Andriolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Friday, April 16, 2004
Comments:Not really from the Class of 96, but the class of 1998. I wanted to respond to Nikki Hutzley’s post. I tried to email you, but your address wouldn’t work. Hope all is well with you. I can get you in touch with some TS members. Email me sometime. 


Name: Kristen Cleaver
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa Fl.
Date: Monday, April 12, 2004
Comments:Hey I saw Jen was trying to get a hold of me. Wow how cool e-mail me Im still around in college and soon to open up my own buisness. 


Name: Chrisi Grivizas Hernandez III
Class of: 1996
Now living in: seffner/brandon
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Comments:HEY GUYS!! iT HAS BEEN A WHILE GRADUATED FROM USF AND GOING BACK TO SCHOOL FOR MY RN….MARRIED TO A REALLY GREAT MAN AND WORKING CURRENTLY FOR A MJOR INSURANCE COMPANY…LOOKING TO HEAR FROM NICOLE BACKSTROM/JESSICA MURPHY/LAURA MCCARTHY/DAWN DISKO/JD HOLBERT AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THE LIST AT GHS…CONGRATS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR..MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE…BE BLESSED 


Name: KELLY MCINTOSH
Class of: 1996
Now living in: FORT WALTON BEACH, FL
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Comments:I WOULD LIKE TO CATCH UP WITH SOME PEOPLE. THE ONLY ONES I HAVE KEPT IN CONTACT WITH ARE NICOLE CARRICO, LESLIE WOEBER, AND CHRIS LALLIER. GETTING MARRIED IN SEPT 2004. HOPE EVERYBODY IS WELL. 


Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Comments:Just updating my e-mail. Still living in Tallahassee and working at The Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Crime Lab Tech. Hope everyone is well! 


Name: Carolyn Collins-Kershaw
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Long Island, NY
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Comments:Hello to everyone! I’m living happily in NY. I’m still married and I’m now working on my second child. My husband is in the army and will be going to Iraq for a year and a half. I would like to give a special hello to Jason D’onofrio. Feel free to email me. ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Name: Danielle VanSickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: chaos
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Comments:Hey everyone! Check out myspace.com if you are bored. It is very fun, look me up when you get there!! 


Name: Nikki Huzley
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Orlando, Fl
Date: Monday, March 01, 2004
Comments:Wow..it’s been a long time. Looking for that Total Sound alumni… =) 


Name: Mark Clairmont
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Comments:Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Just spent 7 and a half years in the military and finally came home. Just want to see what everyone has been up to since I have been gone. 


Name: Jessica (Murphy) Paxton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Comments:hey everyone. Just moved back to holiday form Bradenton. Currently divorced with a beautiful 4 1/2 year old daughter. I’m working at Community Hospital in Imaging. Hope everyone is doing well. I would love to hear from some of my old friends. 


Name: Greg Tran
Class of: 96
Now living in: Chicago
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004
Comments:It’s good to see what everyone is up to. It’s fun here in the Windy City but I do miss FL’s weather. I got my BBA at Loyola Univ. in 2001 and I’m currently an IT Specialist for the federal govt. (GSA). So working 40+ hrs./wk is what adult life is all about heh? I’m gonna play stocks until I can retire early b/c working full-time is just not fun. I wanna travel the world before getting married and wish everyone here the best of luck. 


Name: Jen Hoffman
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Monday, December 29, 2003
Comments:Im actually class of 93, but had alot of friends in the 96 class. Does anyone remember the Cleavers? Particulary Kristen Cleaver? Wondering what she is up to? Its been about 10 years!!!! Would like to hear from her and catch up!!! 


Name: Michelle Douthitt Toczylowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Pasco County
Date: Sunday, December 28, 2003
Comments:Hey everybody! I got married in September and have been working as a Child Protective Investigator for the Sheriff’s Office since graduating from USF. I hope you are all doing well! 


Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Illinois
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Comments:Merry Christmas everyone!!! It’s nice to see that everyone is doing well. Where i’m it’s snowing and freezing!! Well i’m on my christmas break from work, and teaching is fun, but kindergarten is hectic. Me and my kids are enjoying the time off from school, we built a snowman and it was my first. But it was fun to see the kids faces light up. Well glad to hear everyone is doing great. 


Name: Jason VanOchten
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Hudson, Fl
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2003
Comments:Hi everyone. I have been married 3 years now (no kids yet). We have two jack russel terriiers and have been in our new home about a year and a half. 


Name: molly knapp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Orleans baby yeah
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2003
Comments:New email, otherwise most things remain the same. Still a librarian, still drinkin’ too much, still childless, still smarter than you, and continuing the pursuit of world domination. Well, I’m single now, and one year closer to 30. *shudder* That’s ok, I still look like a nubile preteen supermodel. Sister Wendy & I plan to write a screenplay exposing the sordid underbelly of NPR in all its decrepit glory. You’ve been warned!! I’m on friendster under this email for the .02% of you who’d deign to talk to me back in the day. Look me up if you really want to know. In closing, a simple quote: “When i am king, you will be fast against the wall.” Blessed be. That is all. 


Name: Nikki Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2003
Comments:HI everyone, just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year! Hope all is well. 


Name: Rich Gargano
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Norfolk, VA
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2003
Comments:It’s great to read about how you’re all doing. In the past 18 months, I’ve lived in Pensacola, Charleston, Albany, New London, and now Norfolk. Gotta love the Navy. I got married last May in Naples, and my wife Erin is working as a Registered Nurse here in VA. I’m attached to the USS Florida, which is in the shipyard to be converted to a new type of submarine. I just got back from a 3 month deployment with the USS Alabama out of Bangor, WA… interesting experience. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody at our reunion… if I’m not underwater at the time… 


Name: Nicole Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone, Just wanted to say hello and see how everyone is doing? Everything is great here in Omaha. Still working full time as a Cert. Pharmacy Tech, and am also going to school. Still happily married, and I love our new house! If you’d like to see pics of my babies (2 dogs, 4 cats) check out my website…
http://www.geocities.com/DlphnLvr4701
Please email me if you wanna chat…
Nikki ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: illinois
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Comments:WOW!!! I did it I graduated from college. What an experience. It’s neat to read what everyone is up too, Nikki sorry haven’t emailed you lately started training for a job. Which starts next week… Teaching kindergarten in a very small town. I am exicted and nervous at the same time. My kids think it’s cool and they always call me Mrs Dunlap instead of MOM!!!! Trying to be funny!!!! Hope everyone is doing good!!!! 


Name: Sharron Scepkowski
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Friday, August 22, 2003
Comments:I got married to a wonderful WOMAN last year, and we couldn’t be happier! I suppose we’ll have a child in about ten years or so when we can afford it. Right now we are raising a beautiful Boxer. I work for a non-profit political organization. (Left, not right.) My wife and I plan to hopefully become Canadian citizens one day, and we look forward to the upcoming regime change, if you know what I mean. Molly, I know you do. Hi Molly, Amy, Connie and Denise. I think about you guys all the time. E-mail me if you want. 


Name: Mike Bush
Class of: 1996
Now living in: A van down by the river.
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Comments:Hey everyone!!! I just got out of the Pen and thought I would drop a line. It still seems as if NONE of you MF’ers remember me. I was on the football team, I played baseball, I worked at Publix. I made out with a teacher the summer we graduated, oh wait that wasn’t me..Our reunion is only 3 years away..I would love to take an old girlfriend of mine with me so Whitney or Mandy if you’re free email ole mike and lets get it on. Talk to you guys soon WEST SIDE (pasco)!! Regulators mound up. 


Name: John Barolo
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville, TN
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003
Comments:Hey everyone…I was in Tampa for a while, but now have moved to Nashville. In Novermber of 2002, I got married and am very happy :O) I’m a Youth Minister at a large United Methodist Church in Nashville. We’ve got a 9 month old Italian Greyhound dog that keeps us busy. 


Name: Topp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gibsonton
Date: Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Comments:Hey guys! I hope all is well with every one…I thought it’d be nice to update every one with what’s new with me. Well, I did it…I got married on May 17th. My wife’s parents are the most generous people and they gave us the most wonderful wedding. I built a house in Gibsonton near the Alafia River ( I’m sure only a few people know where that is), and I have just moved in two weeks ago. I still work for UPS and probably will for a long while. It’s a great company to work for. Anyway, I hope to read more of your messages. PS-It’s nice to see your message up there Mike. And Sara, I hope you’re starting to plan our reunion soon. It’s coming up sooner than you think… 


Name: Dawn Dosko-Cobb
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Spring Hill
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Comments:Hi everyone!! It’s been a long time since graduation. I have gotten married and I just finished nursing school and I am working at Bayonet Point Hospital as a registered nurse. Looking for JD Holbert, T.J. Etheride and any other of the class of 1996. 


Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 96 baby
Now living in: Texas
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2003
comments:Hello…. Texas is great. i am engaged to the most wonderful woman in the world. I am happy in texas. And its not what everyone makes it out to be. Texas is beautiful. I am gettin ready to go to either college or ITT Tech. I been masterin my web design and graphic skills even though my site dont show it. Like Johnny Lee Miller said in HACKERS *dade or Crash override or ZeroCool* Gimme Time. In the immortal words of Bella Lagosi, The Children Of The Night. They Make Wonderful Music. Bye Guys. This is The Ghost Of Pasco saying Goodbye Forever. 


Name: Jason E. Estevez
Class of: 1996
Now living in: TEXAS!!!!!!
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2003
Comments:Holy Rusted Metal Batman!!!!! It’s the ghost of pasco county. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen its your favorite neighborhood puerto rican. ITS ME THE SHORT PUERTO RICAN!!!!! love peace and chicken grease. 


Name: Mike Stanley
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Palm Harbor
Date: Monday, June 23, 2003
Comments:Whats up class of 1996, I now in Palm Harbor and manage a chemical testing laboratory in Clearwater. Im finishing up my last year in wellness at USF, and hope to become a strength and conditioning specialist. I would love to hear from old friends. 


Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Nashville, TN
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Comments:I am now a sports reporter in Nashville, TN. covering the Titans! Hope everyone is doing well. 


Name: Nicole Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Comments:Hi again. Looking for Doug Norris, Lisa Ponsonby, Trish Kling, Pat Tony (c/o 94 or 95) or Waneta Ellis(c/o 97). If you guys are out there, or if anyone knows how to get in touch with any of them please email me. 


Name: Jennifer Dunlap (Games)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: ILLINOIS
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Comments:Well I just graduted from college and still can’t understand why I chose education. I start teaching elementary school in the fall. Both my kids are arguing that I’am going to be their teacher, I’m not even teaching in their school..lol.. My husband and I just bought our first house out in the country. It’s nice and quiet. Hope to hear from Nicole Backstom. 


Name: Stephanie Marusak
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Comments:Hello everyone! It was great to read that you all are doing well – I hope to hear from you! I am living in Gainesville (STILL!), finishing up my last year of law school at UF, and planning to get married next March…I hope some of my old friends will drop me a line! Gulf High Buccaneers Rule! 


Name: Nicole Metzler (Stefanovich)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Comments: Hello C/O 96! Glad to see that everyone is doing so well. Living here in Omaha, I’m kind of out of the loop, but I was so sad to see that Mr. Dale has passed away. He was such a great teacher.
I hope everyone else is still doing well. I have been in Omaha for about 3yrs now and am happilly married. We bought our own home, no kids yet though. And we are both attending college. I actually dropped the Vet. tech idea and am now pursuing a career as an RN. I’d love to hear from a lot of people. Email me!!! 


Name: Christy Dondero
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, May 09, 2003
Comments:Hey everyone, can’t beleive it has been so long since we graduated. Hope things are going well for everyone. I am in school right now. Look forward to hearing from you. 


Name: Rick Miller
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Comments:Hey everyone! Well, I’m still in the NPR area (Elfers represent!) LOL I have been working in the Telecommunications industry for a long time now, and currently work in Regulatory Affairs for a large phone company handling complaints. I’m working on breaking into the Law Enforcement field as a corrections officer, but for now I get my excitement working on the side at RealSpeedParts.com in the drag racing scene. Hope you all are doing well! Email me! ๐Ÿ˜› 


Name: Mike Bush
Class of: 1996
Now living in: State Penn
Date: Friday, April 25, 2003
Comments:Yo, havent heard from anyone in awhile 


Name: DEENA KUTKOWSKI
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003
Comments:new e-mail address 


Name: DEENA KUTKOWSKI
Class of: c/o 1996
Now living in: tarpon springs
Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Comments:hello everyone! i feels like school was only awhile ago good luck glad you all are doing good class of 1996 


Name: Michelle Dufield (LaMont)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Illinois
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003
Comments:Hey everyone! None of you probably remember or know me, I was in school at Gulf HS for part of our Junior year. I’m looking for Erik Ullmer…Anyone know how to get in touch with him???? Hope everyone is doing well. 


Name: Jennifer (mccutcheon) Angelilli
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Comments: This is Jennifer’s friend, and she is afraid to write ne thing on here. She is happily married and has three cute kids. she goes to school and wants to hear from ya! She’s 5’4″ 120lbs. blonde hair, green eyes, loves to walk on the beach, … just kidding… she is HAPPILY MARRIED- but the description is true
Have a nice day!
yours truely,
Jennifer’s friend Stephanie 


Name: Martha Sanford (Schnack)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Comments:I thought I would drop a line and say hi. I am still in Holiday with no kids (thank god) I have been married for about 1 1/2 years but not to Jason Barber we married in 1996 after graduation but divorced 2 years later. I am currently attending SPC for my bachelors in education. I have been trying to locate Leah Freedman but have been unable to, if anyone has any info on her wherabouts please let me know. Happy Holidays 


Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002
Comments:Well as you can see I am still living in Tallahassee, and it looks like I will be here for another 4 or 5 years waiting for my boyfriend to finish his Phd. I am no longer working as a P.I., I am now at The Florida Department of Law Enforcement. I’ve been thinking about going to back to finish my Phd, or possibly going to law school, but that 9.6 million I already owe the government in loans is quite a deterrent. I hope everyone is doing really well. Shout out to my people in the Westshore A.P.T. 


Name: Joanne Mayer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa, FL
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Comments: Hello again to all! It’s great to hear how everyone is doing. I finally moved from Gainesville back to the Tampa area…decided to torture myself with more school as I am currently attending graduate school at USF ;). Drop me a line if you want to catch up! – “There are 3 types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wondered what happend…”
Take care! 


Name: Jennifer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Illinois
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Comments:Well never thought I would do it but I graduate from college next semster 03. Majoring in early education. Yes me the one who hated school. I have been married for 5 years and have two wonderful kids. I am looking to talk to Nicole Backstrom 


Name: molly knapp
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Orleans, LA
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2002
Comments:Finally fulfilled that whole destiny thing & got out. Now I’m a Reference Librarian at the LSU medical school. You can smell the French Quarter from my office. Otherwise, still living in sin with my incredibly intelligent, handsome & snide s.o. & perfecting the art of genteel alcoholism. If anyone talks to sharon scepkowski tell her there’s a couch in the crescent city with her name on it. 


Name: Rich Gargano
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Charleston, SC
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Comments:It’s really great to read about what you are all doing. I graduated from the USF College of Engineering, and I am now a Nuclear Submarine Warfare Officer in the Navy. I’m stationed at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, and I’ll be heading out to sea in the near future. I recently got engaged, and I’ll be getting married in Naples sometime in the summer of 2003. I hope to hear from some of you soon… 


Name: molly ulrickson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: wisconsin
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2002
Comments:hello everyone. send me info on things that are going on. 


Name: danielle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Comments:Hi once again! Just wanted to update anyone who is interested…I bought a house almost a year ago in good old new port richey, so it looks like I will be sticking around for awhile….I have talked to some of you since my last note which was really nice…I am glad to hear that people are happy and have good jobs! There are still some people I miss and would like to catch up with so please email me!! 


Name: Jeff Chandler
Class of: 1996
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, December 31, 2001
Comments:What’s up c/o ’96 ? It sure has been awhile. Where to begin, after graduation I enlisted in the U.S. Army (reserves), got married April 27, 1997 to NIcole, got deployed to Bosnia in ’97, came home in ’98 and have been traveling ever since. Just came home from Germany a few weeks ago. I have a beautiful little girl, Summer Ashlynn, (3 months). Would like to hear from old classmates. 


Name: Michelle Douthitt
Class of: 1996
Now living in: NPR
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Comments: Hey everybody! I am STILL in Pasco and STILL in school. And since I work for the Sheriff’s Office, I know what a lot of our fellow classmates have been up to…..
Jenn Warner (C/O 96) had her baby in October, Alexis. Hope you’re all doing well! 


Name: Sara Walsh
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Georgia
Date: Thursday, December 06, 2001
Comments:Hello all. My sports career on the field ended, but a career in the sports world continues for me. I am a sports anchor on ABC Tv in Georgia. Hopefully, I am working my way up to a network sidelining gig! Email me. 


Name: ERIC DALE
Class of: 1996
Now living in:
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Comments: 


Name: Mike Bush
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa, Fl
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Comments:Hey all!! Just wanted to say a quick hello there. Im currently working in a bakery in Tampa. We’re the best in the Business. I really think my training in DECA helped me to get this job. I worked in Publix, in the bakery. I was the quickest at getting the bread in the little foil thing. Just look at me now! Im married and have two children..Chester and Elaine. Twins. They are great, except I think my daughter is a bit odd. She likes red shoes. Hmm?? Ok, well please feel free to e-mail me. I miss you guys. I loved being on the football team and baseball was a blast. GULF HIGH FOOTBALL RULES BABY!! (duece 711…regulators, mound up) 


Name: Talia Magnani
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa, Fl
Date: Friday, August 17, 2001
Comments:Wow, I would have thought that Gulf High would have burned down by now. Amazing. Well as Melissa Remy has mentioned, Im running a brothel with Beth and Hannah. Joe Redner lent us the money. We found some comprimising pictures of him and a certain Mr. “walk and talk” man. So we blackmailed him for the loot. Anyways, hope you are all doing well. Better than me at least. See you in, what, 5 years? Ha ha, like Im going to go to that. Later! 


Name: Sonya Timmerman
Class of: 96
Now living in: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001
Comments:Just thought I would say hi. Hope everyone is doing good! 


Name: Melissa Remy
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Comments:Still living in Tallahassee. I have finally finished as much school as I can afford. The headhunters will be coming for me shortly, I am sure. I got my Masters in Criminology in April of this year and am now continuing in my search for a “real” job. Actually my search hasn’t started yet, I am actually perfecting the art of procrastination. Maybe I’ll be able to get a job utilizing that skill. So I am still working as a P.I. if anyone needs me to follow their cheating spouses. Hopefully someday soon I will be able to leave this state, but if not I’ll probably be moving to Tampa sometime. Talia, Beth, and Hannah have a brothel down there and said I could work security. Hope everyone is having as much fun not knowing what they’re doing as I am. 


Name: Amy Terwilliger
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island)
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Comments:Hi everyone! Well I left Florida in March of 2000 after spending 3 1/2 years at USF. I’m currently living in Long Island, NY and love it. I’m still in school and am working towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Molloy College. I should FINALLY finish school in August 2002, but I plan to return after graduation to get my masters as a pediatric nurse practioner. My email is checked daily, so feel free to get in touch if you want. 


Name: Jimmy F. Johnson
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Columbus (Fort Benning), Georgia
Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2001
Comments:Hi Class of ’96. It has been a while since I posted a message so I guess now is as good a time as any. I am still in the Army. I am stationed at Fort Benning, GA. I will be getting out of the Army on April 13th of 2002. I can’t wait. I don’t really hate it in the Army, but I just think it’s time to move onto other things. I mean, where else can you get paid to jump out of airplanes and ride around in helicopters. I have been talking to a wrestling coach at Cumberland College in Kentucky. It’s looking like I will be going there after I get out of the Army. I have been studying to get my A+ certification as a certified computer technician. I will start studying for my MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) after that. Well, ya’ll have probably gotten tired of reading my rambling. I guess I will close now and hope to hear from someone that I haven’t talked to in a long time. See ya’ll later. 


Name: Joanne Mayer
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville, FL
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001
Comments:*~*~Hi Class of ’96!!! I would love to hear how everyone is doing. Long time no see, huh? Life is going great… I’ll be here in G’ville for one more year. Still visit New Port Nowhere often, but I am currently working at the UF Brain Institute and I love it. UF Class of 2000:)!!! Hope everyone is doing well! Hope to hear from you all soon! Take care!~*~* 


Name: Matthew Stanton
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001
Comments: I’m sure this is the submission that all of you have been waiting for. It may have taken awhile for me to get some information up on here, but I just figured out how to turn the computer on last week…
For those of you who are really interested in what I am doing you can e-mail me. Otherwise I’ll give you a brief synopsis: I’ve got a bachelors degree and almost a masters degree; I have no life plans, but plenty of ambitions; I’ve been engaged (but no longer am); and right now I’m chewing gum… Yep, that’s about all that has gone on in five years… There’s always the next five years to look forward to. 


Name: Kevin Cornett
Class of: 1996
Now living in: new port richey, fl
Date: Saturday, April 07, 2001
Comments: hey c/o ’96
bought a house in seven springs.
work in pinellas park.
what going on with everybody
got an a.s. in business mgmt./accounting
finished in 99 enough of the school thing
write some time
kevin 


Name: JD Holbert
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Comments:Hey all from class of 96!!! I am currently working for IBM suppervising a team of 14 Techs contracted to a large accounting firm to do network support. Still living in Holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Name: Jennette MacDonnell [e-mail corrected Feb. 2001]
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Oct. 26, 2000
Comments:Hello class of 1996. I am currently at the University of South Florida getting a degree in mathematics and mathematics education. I am interning in the Spring then entering graduate school to become a Principal. Hope to hear from you others! 


Name: molly
Class of: 1996
Now living in: sin
Date: Jan. 4, 2001
Comments:blah blah blah/lost it/smoked it/found it again/living with “friends”/ptolemaic atheist/red headed marxist/alienated feminist/not married/not pregnant/cushy work/still a jerk/got pretty/still skinny/got impaled and inked/invisible poseur/junkie loser/deans list shmoozer/doesn’t matter/memories like shadows/midday sun quickly swallows/fiat lux/most of you sucked/to the others/ good luck/happy?/dont give a / 


Name: Kelly Ramagli (MacNeill)
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday, Florida
Date: Nov. 21, 2000
Comments:I know, I know……I didn’t graduate with you all but I had skipped a year so I was in classes with alot of you. Hoping to hear from some old friends that lost touch. 


Name: NICOLE
Class of: 1996
Now living in: HOLIDAY/CHICAGO
Date: Nov. 8, 2000
Comments:HEY GUYS! I MISS EVERYONE FROM THE W/D GROUP. SINCE HIGH SCHOOL I HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMY, TRAVELED TO CENTRAL AMERICA, HAVE MY OWN HOUSE, AN AWESOME CAR (99 FIREBIRD), AND A FIANCE’ I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH (JOE MAULUCCI, FELLOW GRAD). LOOKING FOR THE W/D GROUP JESSICA MURPHY, KELLY CAMP, CHRISI GRIVISAS, BRAD MCCONNELL, MIKE KISTLER, JAMES SESSLAR. I HAVE BECOME A SNOW BIRD LIVING IN HOLIDAY AND CHICAGO. 


Name: danielle vansickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Oct. 11, 2000
Comments:Hey again, just wanted to say sorry for my not so nice previous note, was feeling a little crabby that day…actually I’m pretty happy these days, I have a job I love, a car I love, and life is just fine. I’d really like to hear from so many people..Topp, Matt Stanton, Paco, Polly, Jen Loveland, Jon Whitmore, Ryan Riordan, lots of others…please you guys tell me how you are!! Take care all! ) 


Name: Robbie Rauch
Class of: 1996
Now living in: Clemson, SC
Date: Aug. 26, 2000
Comments:hmmmm….for all the people wondering what has happened with my track career…..it is over. i started out at University of Florida, but got a better Scholarship at Clemson University. After a year here i tore my achilles tendon in practice ending my stride for sydney 2000. I am graduating in Dec 2000 and heading in the AF as an officer. hopefully going to Califonia. (rrauch@clemson.edu) 


Name: danielle vansickle
Class of: 1996
Now living in: holiday
Date: July 22, 2000
Comments:well i hope life for all you guys is much more exciting than mine is!! i really did not like most of you, but the ones i would like to hear from you know who you are!! i have to say i really miss high school although i hated it when i was there! give me a note someone! hope everyone is well. 


Name: Melissa Remy
From: Tallatrasheeee, FL
Date: 2000-07-09 20:34:30
Comments: Just wondered if there are any other class of ’96 grads out there and what you are doing. Tallatrashee has a hold on me for at least another 9 months, and then hopefully I can leave this state of hell and heat forever. Or maybe not. Hope to hear from you all soon!


Name: Chris Lallier
From:
Date: 2000-07-01 16:21:47
Comments: Class of 1996. Now living in N.P.R. and Tampa.


Name: Christopher Cericola
Website: Not sure yet..still coming thinkin’ of one.
From: Collingswood, NJ
Date: 2000-06-28 13:07:38
Comments: Well, I’m from the class of 1996, and would certainly appreciate finding any other grads out there. I left Florida quite some time ago, and wouldn’t mind catching up with anyone and everyone. BB.


Name: Melissa Remy
From: Tallahassee
Date: 2000-06-14 21:54:54
Comments: Where are all of the Class of 96 grads???? And can anyone please tell me why everyone is in such a rush to get married!?!?!?! You people are scaring me!!!


Name: Melissa remy
From: uh….New Port Richey???? Live in Tallatrashee now.
Date: 2000-06-14 20:47:35
Comments: Hello all!! Class of 1996 graduate here. Just wanted to check in and see what everyone is up too. I have graduated from Florida State University with degrees in English Literature and Criminology. I am now attending graduate school here at FSU, and will obtain my Master’s Degree in the Spring of 2001. I work as both a nanny and at a private investigative agency. I guess that is all. Hope everyone is having a great life!!!


Name: Nicole (Nikki) Stefanovich
From: Living in Omaha, Ne. now. Finally got out of NPR!
Date: 2000-05-06 03:29:48
Comments: Hello class of 96!!! Wow, can’t believe it’s been 4 yrs already! I’m sorry I missed that alumni football game. My brother(Jason) was there and said it was awesome. But I just moved up to Omaha in March. I start school again in October for my veterinary technician degree. Working for now though as a pharmacy technician. I’m engaged to one of those guys we never thought we would find. He’s absolutely perfect. Of course he has his flaws, but thats what makes him so perfect. I’m bringing him home with me for christmas. Life has been good, and I NEVER thought I would say this…but I miss high school just a little bit. Especially the pep rallies and homecoming. Loved playing powder puff! I just wanted to say hello to everybody and wish everyone luck in there futures. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone know where I can get in touch with Christina Moore?


Name: Carolyn Collins-Kershaw
From: East Meadow, New York
Date: 2000-02-20 17:06:33
Comments: Hello to the class of 96′. I’d love to hear from old friends.


Name: JD Holbert
Website: Rebel’s Lair
From: NPR, FL
Date: 2000-02-16 19:10:10
Comments: Class of 96


Name: Patricia Kling
From: Dunedin, Florida
Date: 1999-12-30 09:50:04
Comments: C/o 96’…I know your out there. Whats everyone been up to???


Name: Jimmy F. Johnson
From:
Date: 1999-12-07 07:45:42
Comments: I am from the class of ’96. I am a communications specialist in the US Army. I am in the Republic of Korea right now, but I will be back in Florida for about two weeks on or around January 13 of 2000. I will then be heading to Ft. Benning, Georgia to Airborne School and jumping out of airplanes and getting paid for it. I was the 1996 215 lb. class 5A Florida State Wrestling Champion if that helps anybody to remember me.


Name: Jimmy Johnson
Class of: 1996
Comments: I am Jimmy’s mother. He just emailed me today with the great news that he has just won the Area 1 United States Army Wrestling Championship in Korea. He had five matches. The first three were pins for him and the fourth he won (4-0) and in the finals he won (9-0). Not one score was made against him in the entire tournament. He is to receive several coins from his wins. He will be competing next month in Korea for the Eighth United States Army Championship. Just thought the school might want to know his updates. He has been stationed in Korea since last January and if any of his friends would like to communicate with him, his email address is jimmyusma@rocketmail.com He would love hearing from you. He is stationed with the 55th MP Company just 18 miles fromthe DMZ.