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Class of 1997

Name: Alex Pelliccio email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Jan. 21, 2017
Comments:

Name: Jason Gay (Jason Focker) email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, FL
Date: Aug. 7, 2012
Comments: Good to read through and see some familiar names. Hope all is well, just wanted to let everyone know that yes, I am still alive. Life is good, still not married, living in a penthouse in Channelside. If you want to find me on Facebook my name is Jason Focker. Most people know me by that name in Tampa because I used to work on the MJ morning show and with 933flz and ran some clubs, so figured why not go with it. Would love to hear from some of you that I haven't seen in a long time. Are we doing a 15 year reunion or did I miss it. My grandfather died the same week as our 10 year so I missed it.

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: Jennifer Medina (Busby) email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Jan. 1, 2010
Comments: Wow, it’s been a minute. I’ve been married for four years now. We’re expecting our first little one in a few weeks. It’s a boy and we couldn’t be more excited. I’m currently in Tallahassee but will be moving back to Mexico in about two-three years. I can’t wait. I loved living there. I hope everyone is well. Feel free to email me or find me on facebook.

Name: DAN KILBRIDE email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: N.P.R, FL
Date: Oct. 14, 2009
Comments: LOOKING TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HIT ME UP ON YAHOO MSG. MY ID THERE IS PASCOM692004. JUST BEEN WORKING AT A AVATION PLACE FOR THE GVT AND HAVE A GF AND SHE HAS A 6 YR OLD I HAVE TWO DOGS THEY ARE ALL A BIG PART IN MY LIFE NOW SINCE MY PARENTS PASSED AWAY BUT ANYWAY HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL

Name: Joshua Lowe email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Aug. 13, 2009
Comments: Well it has been a couple of years since I posted last. So I thought an update might be nice.

I moved back to NPR a few years back. I was married a few years back. I have a 8 year old step daughter, x2 – 5 year old twin girls, and lastly my son who will be a year old in a few months. I now work for a software company out in Tampa and despise the drive each day. I have been friends with Chris Cordes for as long as I can remember and will till the day I die. He is like another brother to me. I have randomly seen many of my fellow classmates out and about around town and it is always good to say hi to you guys. Sorry I did not make it out to the 10 year but things did not work out for me around then. I still see Gina Sessa and love her and her family like a part of my own. Having kids changes the world and I would not change it…no more for me I am done, 4 is enough. I just wanted to update my email address on here so if you want to click on my name and send me a message, I will respond as soon as I can. Talk to all of you later and it is good to see so many of you doing so well.

Joshua Lowe

Name: Anthony Bovay II email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Syracuse, NY
Date: June 11, 2009
Comments: Hey all just wanted to say hi. i am now living back in my hometown of syracuse. Currently going through a divorce and cstody battle. i should have chosen better and i deserve better. i have three wonderful children adam who is 7, kaitlynne who is 6, and leeanna who is 2 1/2. well talk to you all later drop me a line if you want to. Anthony C. Bovay II

Name: Gaby Molodecki email
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Oklahoma City
Date: May 11, 2009
Comments: Hey everyone… i just now stumbled upon this website.. what else is new i was always behind in the times lol.. Lets see I became an LPN and now decided to go for more and am working on my Bach. in Health Care Administration… My fiance and I have been together for 10years and we have 3 beautiful children together. Damien 9, Alyssa 6, and Elijah 3. If anyone wants to hit me up i am on facebook, myspace and my email is gabym73114@hotmail.com so nice to hear what everyone is doing wow life certainly changes you i can say that…

Name: Gualemi
Class of: 1997
Now living in:
Comments: For those of you that know Tony Gualemi. His eight yr old son Alex passed away Sun after battling cancer for yrs

Name: stephanie (monahan) betancourt
Class of: supposed to be 1997
Now living in: holiday florida
Date: Jan. 19, 2009
Comments: just wanted to drop a line and say hi to everyone…. life has been good, for the most part, i have been married for 7 years but sorry to say hope the divorce is soon i desrve better for myself and my kids… so yes at the moment i’m a single mom.. i have two beautiful children and getting ready to go to school for medical asst./phelb. anyone want to know more just drop me a line… hope to hear from you soon…..

Name: nick parks
Class of: 97
Now living in: n.p.r
Date: Dec. 4, 2008
Comments: Well I still live in n.p.r just wanted to see who was still around
talk to you soon

Name: Nathan Sharon
Class of: Supposed to be ’97
Now living in: New York City
Date: Nov. 22, 2008
Comments: This is pretty random. I have been checking out everybody’s posts and I remember so many people. Moved from Florida right in the middle of my junior year to Atlanta. Graduated from high school there and I did not know anyone from there. I am know living in New York City via. Chicago where I have met my wife. Still skating a lot and working for the hotel industry. It is good to see everybody is doing well. Drop me a line if you feel like it.

Name: Joe Nelson
Class of: 97
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!

http://www.myspace.com/publiusenigma

Name: Joe Nelson
Class of: 97
Now living in: St Pete, Florida
Date: May 12, 2008
Comments: http://www.myspace.com/publiusenigma

Name: Joe Temple
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Richey, Fl
Date: Nov 15, 2007
Comments: Hello there class of ’97! Just wanted to say how much i miss high school! Real life can be pretty crappy. But hey, thats life right. I am a single father of 2 working fulltime at John Deere Landscapes in Port Richey. After work I pick up my 2 angels from school, ages 10 and 9, and do all the things that a parent has to. I actually married a girl from school, Crystal Kuster, but she split. I guess parenthood just wasn’t her thing. As hard as things are as a single parent, I would not trade my kids for anything in the world! Well, if anyone can even remember me, email me to chat, SEE YA!!!!

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Hampstead, Maryland
Date: Oct 31, 2007
Comments: Hi all

the pix from the reunion are great
I moved so with new work and school
i couldn’t make it…

Harmony, you did wonderfully

thanks for your effort

Gina

Name: Erin Fackelman
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Neverneverland, FL
Date: Oct 30, 2007
Comments: I would like to thank Harmony Mendoza and her family for putting together a wonderful evening for the class of 1997. It was really great to see everyone is doing so well. Everyone take care, hopefully we can do it again sometime.

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Oct 22, 2007
Comments: I am going to receive a registration list and photo name badges from Reunion Celebrations on Wednesday. I will be at the front of the banquet room checking people in and handing out photo name badges. They are your ticket. Those who have not pre-registered will not have a senior photo badge from Reunion Celebrations. I will bring blank name badges for those who pay at the door. If you have any more questions please let me know.

See you soon

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Oct 11, 2007
Comments: Good Morning,

I really hope you all can make it! I know that things happen and unexpected financial problems come up but, we only have one High School 10 year reunion in our lifetime. I have put so much into this reunion to make it memorable, including engraved key chains and a special video presentation from our high school days.

If you have a specific problem and you want to go, let me know and I will work it out somehow…someway. If you cannot pay until the reunion night let me know by 10/22 because I will be giving the Ramada Inn a final head count for the food then.

I really hope you consider it. I hope to see you soon.

Harmony

Again…here is the information:

The Deadline for payments made by check is this Friday, 10/12/07. The deadline for the on-line or fax credit card payments is next Friday, 10/19/07. Here is the direct link to make payments for your reunion tickets. If you have any more questions let me know. Harmony Mendoza

https://shoultz.pickint.net/reunioncelebrations.com/payments.html

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Oct 10, 2007
Comments: The Deadline for payments made by check is this Friday, 10/12/07. The deadline for the on-line or fax credit card payments is next Friday, 10/19/07.

Here is the direct link to make payments for your reunion tickets. If you have any more questions let me know. Harmony Mendoza

https://shoultz.pickint.net/reunioncelebrations.com/payments.html

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Sep 27, 2007
Comments: Hello Everyone,

If you are just now finding out about the reunion, please sign up immediately. The link is below, in the previous posts. There is also a link below to pay on-line. If you are just finding out about the reunion and you would like to go, I will make sure Reunion Celebrations does not charge you late fees. We need people to sign up as early as possible for the table set-up, amount of food we need and the number of memorabilia to order.

It looks like a good turn out but, we would love to see a few more familiar faces. See you soon and please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

Harmony Mendoza

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Sep 24, 2007
Comments: I would like to address a concern repeatedly brought up by a handful of people. It seems these few people are complaining about the venue for the reunion. First of all, an expensive venue inside a hotel means everything will be more expensive. Please realize that classmates from all income brackets make up our class and we want everyone to be able to come. I have secured a great deal from The Ramada Inn. Also, they are allowing us to decorate the room how we want.

I am very disappointed that some people say they are not coming because of the location. This hotel will serve our purpose very well: reuniting with friends from the past and reminiscing about the good old days.

I have been working on this reunion for more than 5 months from Georgia, with *very* limited help. I have done my best from this distance to make this a spectacular night. If you choose not to come because of the location, that’s your decision. Please do everyone a favor and keep your negativity to yourselves. And let others enjoy the night.

I am so excited for the reunion and I hope everyone else is as well. We will have a little “happy hour” at the beginning of the reunion, so try to make it on time so you do not miss out. Also, during dinner, with the help of some Gulf High faculty, there will be a class video on a projection screen. It will be similar to the one shown at graduation.

As we get closer to the reunion, I will post more information. Please feel free to contact me with question, comments or concerns.

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Sep 22, 2007
Comments: Here is the direct link to make payments for your reunion tickets. If you have any more questions let me know.

Harmony Mendoza

https://shoultz.pickint.net/reunioncelebrations.com/payments.html

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Sep 6, 2007
Comments: I hope everyone has received their invitations. Reunion celebrations have sent out another reminder about the reunion this week. Payment needs to be received no later than 30 day prior to the reunion to avoid extra fees.

I would also like to reinforce the costume party aspect. I will be dressed up, among others including: the band and possibly the wait staff. The entire room and entry way will also be spooky. It is going to be so much fun to see how creative everyone is now a days.

Please let me know if you have not received an invitation and I will get one sent to you immediately. I need to get a head count as soon as possible for the floor plan. There will be no seating chart; however I need your help with signing up early so I can plan for enough food, drinks, memorabilia, etcetera…

Thank you,

Harmony Mendoza

Event: Class of 1997 Reunion
Date: Saturday October 27, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Price: 55$ Per Person
Place: Ramada Inn Bayside, NPR, FL
Entertainment: Live Music/Classic Rock and Contemporary
Food: Italian Food, Salad Bar & Cake
Drinks: Sangria Punch and Cash Bar
Theme: Halloween Theme Party
Attire: Costume Optional/Dressy Casual
Extra: Door Prizes and Award for Best Costume
Sign-Up & Pay Reunion Celebrations: https://shoultz.pickint.net/reunioncelebrations.com/florida.htm

Any questions you may have, please feel free to e-mail me

My Personal E-Mail:
harmony.mendoza@gmail.com

Harmony Mendoza

Some pictures from the 1996-97 school year are here.

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Jun 11, 2007
Comments: Hello! I have a few updates about the reunion. Reunion Celebrations Inc is on board and they are in the process of contacting everyone. It would help them immensely if you logged onto their website and updated your contact information. Here is a link:

https://shoultz.pickint.net/reunioncelebrations.com/florida.htm

The date is set for October 27, 2007. The agreement with Reunion Celebrations is that they contact, confirm and collect payments. All of the other planning is up to me and a committee of volunteers from our class.

I will post more information as it comes in but, we need everyone on board. I only have about 20 people who say they will go and we need several more to get this thing moving. I know it is hard to plan this far in advance but, try to do the best you can.

See you soon
Harmony

Name: Amy (Cappisillo) Millen
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Hudson, Fl
Date: Jun 9, 2007
Comments: Hey class of 1997. I was just wondering about a possible reunion and I saw Harmony’s comment. If there is Any way you can mail me an invite, that would be great. But anyway, right now I enjoy being a stay at home mom with my two kids Brandon who will be 9 and Adrianna 5 and my stepdaughter Kayla 5. I’m also getting married in October. See all you guys at the reunion. Take care.

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: May 18, 2007
Comments: Hello everyone! Here is the latest information about the reunion. Saturday October 27, 2007 looks like that will be the day of the reunion. Tentatively it will be at the Ramada Inn Bayside. The hotel is in New Port Richey, next to the Publix on U.S. 19. I have already spoken with the property manager and the room is available and reserved for us. This hotel has been remodeled since high school and a group reunion from Gulf just recently had their reunion there.

The best thing you can do now is try to tell as many people as you can about this date and location. The more people who attend the cheaper the ticket price will be and obviously the more fun, as well. Reunion Celebrations Inc will do their part in trying to contact all of you and those who have wondered out contact.

Please let me know if you have any questions; otherwise I will continue to post more information as it comes in. Thank you for your patience and I hope to see you all very soon.

Harmony Mendoza

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Oldsmar Florida
Date: May 15, 2007
Comments: Class of 97 Picnic Cancellation Notice:

dear class of 97 alumni, there’s some bad news and some good news…

the bad news is that due to lack of anticipated attendance (not enough rsvps) The picnic that was scheduled for May 19th is canceled… So if you took the day off with intentions of spending it with us, please enjoy your day…

The Good news is that Harmony Mendoza is planning the official reunion to occur in October, and has started assembling a reunion committee to assist her with the task so progress is being made toward that end

thanks for your time
Gina Sessa

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Oldsmar
Date: May 12, 2007
Comments: hey guys the picnic is in a week and if you’re planning on coming by i would really appreciate an rsvp just so that the crew knows how much stuff to bring

so here’s the rsvp list’s address:
http://www.mysignup.com/gulf_high_class_of_1997

and here’s the picnic’s website address :
http://gulfhigh.googlepages.com

much appreciated
Gina

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: May 7, 2007
Comments: Hello. I have recently been made aware that nothing has officially been done for a formal reunion. I feel that we deserve to have something special and I would hate for anyone to miss out due to miscommunication. I am not in contact with any other class officers so I will be using other resources for help. Because of the late start, this will probably not happen until October of this year. Better late than never, right? I have contacted Reunion Celebrations Inc in Tampa and I will do the best I can to make this happen in a timely an inexpensive manner. I will post more information as it comes in. I hope to see you all soon.

Name: Brandilyn Hayes
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Suwon City, South Korea
Date: May 6, 2007
Comments: Hello everyone! I finally graduated from USF last December…wasn’t ready to settle into the corporate world…itching to travel and go back to Korea…so that’s what I did. I’m teaching english in Suwon, Korea and will be here for eleven more months. I’m loving life over here…looking forward to visiting China and possibly Nepal and Thailand. I’m still single and no kidlets. Funny though, I have found myself feeling more maternal these days…must be due to working with kids…or just getting older. Gina…I wanna see pics from that picnic. Take care you guys…and hit me up if you wanna chat. Peace.

Name: Jennifer (Marlowe) Bowen
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey, FL
Date: May 4, 2007
Comments: Hey everyone! Sorry I can’t make it to the class picnic but hubby and I already have plans. Hopefully we will be able to make it to the stuff going on later in the summer.

Jenn

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Oldsmar Fl
Date: Apr 21, 2007
Comments: Hi everyone

sorry so long to update information about the picnic on May 19th (not the official reunion) but the RSVP page is up on the website I made. Those of you who have already signed up to bring stuff must re-RSVP, sorry for the inconvenience. If you’re planning on coming please rsvp by may 12th go to the homepage and click the link to the RSVP page http://gulfhigh.googlepages.com

thanks for your time
Gina

Name: Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 97-non-grad
Now living in: NPR, FL
Date: Mar 12, 2007
Comments: I saw James Toland today we were b oth getting tattoos. Small world. He has not aged. He looks great.

Name: Kimberly Nicholas/Schueler
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Feb 27, 2007
Comments: I cannot believe how fast time goes by, and how much changes in a short time. Most of us with families, or degrees. Allready beginning to lose those that we treasured as dearest friends in school. I hope that you are all doing well, it seems enough of you are…To those that we have lost…We will remember you always…RIP Chris Meyer…

Name: Rebecca (Powell) Sadusky
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Land O Lakes
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Comments: Hey All! I can’t believe it has been 10 years. I teach at Wesley Chapel High School (5th year) and it is a lot of work but a lot of fun too. My hubbie and I are doing great in LOL with two awesome sons Matthew (3 1/2) and Andrew (9 months). Well drop me a line if you want. Anyone out there from Ms Ledman’s 6th period?

Name: dan kilbride
Class of: 1997
Now living in: npr
Date: Feb 14, 2007
Comments: just wanted to update my e mail someone write me. i am single and own my own home and have custody of my 15 yr old brother. my parents passed away last yr. i am a avation mechanic 4 10 yrs now and have a motorcycle. so keep in touch with me

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Olsmar Florida
Date: Feb 13, 2007
Comments: Hey guys! Just had a few things I wanted to share with the class of 1997 alumni!

I have spoken to a couple of alums in the past few weeks about celebrating our ten year anniversary, so I thought I’d post a little site in commemoration. Feel Free to email me with your memories pix etc if you’d like to share them. Message me here or get me at the website http://gulfhigh.googlepages.com/home

There are also some details on an informal picnic get together… info has been circulating about that and was initiated by Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan.

Yeah there isn’t much up there right now but take a look and bookmark it who knows how fast it’ll change

thanks
Gina Sessa

Name: Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey, FL
Date: Feb 11, 2007
Comments: Hi,

How about a picnic in the park? a couple of Alumni and I are talking about organizing a picnic at the park. If you are interested in having a reunion at the park send me an e-mail. It would be potluck.

Thanks,
Maria

Name: Maria rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 97
Now living in: NPR
Date: Jan 7, 2007
Comments: Who is organizing our reunion? I’d like to see the people I went to HS with. Has anyone heard anything?

Name: Amy Mickelsen (Voight)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, FL
Date: Dec 1, 2006
Comments: Hello everyone! Believe it or not, I finally got married to the most wonderful man who takes care of me 100%. I have two very playful, troublesome kitties that are soo cute.

For those of you who knew me in high school, as you know, I was quite the party animal. Due to the severity of my arthiritis, I’m no longer pursuing nursing. Hello to Kelly Taylor, and everybody else that wants to catch up on old times.

Name: Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Nov 19, 2006
Comments: Kelly,

Call Amy’s mom she is listed in the phone book. They still live at the same address.

Maria
Magdelina7845@yahoo.com

Name: Kelly Taylor
Class of: 1997
Now living in: N.P.R
Date: Nov 6, 2006
Comments: I have been trying to find Amy Mickelsen if you could let her know my email is available through here

Name:
Class of: 1997
Now living in: tampa
Date: Oct 27, 2006
Comments: amy mickelsen is getting married Nov, 11th. She is doing well

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Sep 8, 2006
Comments: Hello everyone! I hope all is well with your lives. I was recently promoted to Morning Meteorologist and signed a 3 year contract with News 3 in Columbus, GA, so it looks like I will be here for the next 3 years. Then we will all be in our thirty’s 🙁 Anyway, I heard the thirty’s rock so I’ll look forward to that. If anyone wants to chat or if you need the forecast for a weekend getaway, feel free to e-mail me at this address or find me at www.wrbl.com under the bio’s page.

Name: Rachel Holmes-Trotta
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Comments: Not a whole lot has changed.. I am still married to Mike, still in Holiday…Going to school in January for sure this time to finish..

For a while we really wanted to get out of this state. In June we drove to California for the first time in over 5 years! It took 2 days each way. We stayed out there for a week and it seems like the smog in San Diego took its toll on us.

We always want to be somewhere else, but then the reality sets in that we’re better off as we are, but it’s nice to reach out for something more….

Ian is 7 and in the 2nd grade and has given up his dreams for baseball and found another love in Karate.

Kenzy is 4 and in Pre K she has also found her love in cheerleading.

Name: Kelly Taylor
Class of: 1997
Now living in: N.P.R
Date: Jul 19, 2006
Comments: Hey Everyone I just wanted to send congrats to Jessica Wetherell My best Friend in the world on the impending February birth of her first child =) She called me today and told me and I couldn’t be happier for her

Name: Jamie Odum (Rousseau)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Jul 9, 2006
Comments: Just updating my email address. I don’t use the other one anymore.

Name: Christina Whitman
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Kentucky
Date: Jun 21, 2006
Comments: I was just stopping in to see what’s new, I keep in touch with most of you on myspace. Here’s my page if you want to get in touch with me. http://www.myspace.com/cmartir

Name: Jenn Marlowe
Class of: 1997
Now living in: NPR, FL
Date: Jun 7, 2006
Comments: Hello everyone! I live in NPR. My website is www.jennifer.marlowe.net. There’s a link to my blog to see what I am currently up to. I have a few pictures under Photography and there are some posted in my blog too.

For all the GHS Band Alumni out there. I’m helping Big R get word out again this year. Details will be coming soon. If I don’t have your email or you need to update it go to www.jennifer.marlowe.net/GHSbandalumni.html. There’s a form to fill out and I’ll send you an email when any new information/reminders are available.

Name: ANITA (COPPEDGE) MILLER
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Texas
Date: May 15, 2006
Comments: I started there in October of 96, and was in Ms Deimer’s HOSA class. I moved a week after graduation to Texas.

Living in the Dallas area, I’ve been married for almost 5 years, and have a 3 year old daughter named Liberty.

Hope all is well!

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Oldsmar Florida
Date: May 13, 2006
Comments: hey everyone just updating a few things:

my myspace is http://myspace.com/gbklyn

and of course congrats to Traelee on baby # 2 (owen giacometti works) he was born in march…

as for me I am trying to focus on some health issues and hopefully in the next few months christiaan and I will be trying to start a family. He cooks at the hospital and I’m still doing webstuff from home slow but steady like.

anywho you know how to find me 🙂

take care
G

Name: Christine Stubbe
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Seattle, WA
Date: May 4, 2006
Comments: Hi everyone!

Hope all is well. Things are great here. Finally the long rainy winter is changing into long sunny gorgeous days! I’m still in Med school. Actually, I should be studying for midterms right now, but found this website to be far more fascinating at the moment. It’s great to hear about your lives. I’ll be out here another 3 years before I graduate, then I don’t know where I’ll end up. Maybe the east coast, but I’m really starting to like the west coast vibe. Montana’s nice, too. We’ll see. No husband yet. No boyfriend. Brandi, I know what you mean about it being hard to date these days! Geeesh! OK, take care everybody. See you next year.

Christine

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, GA
Date: Mar 17, 2006
Comments: After braving an extremely cold winter in Chicago, I finally found a job as a weekend Meteorologist at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, GA. I am pleased to say things are well and my job is my life for right now. If anyone needs any weather forecasts or would just like to chat, e-mail me or check out the WRBL News 3 site.

Name: Jennifer Medina (Busby)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Comments: It’s really interesting to see all the changes in people…I’m happy to see alot of positive things happening for so many people. I still live in Tally. Working for the Abuse Hotline. Hopefully no one here will ever need to make that call. I’m not in school but I got married in October of ’05. No children on the way yet but hopefully soon. So we’re working, living, laughing and loving…

Name: Alison Mann
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Eugene, Oregon
Date: Feb 2, 2006
Comments: After graduation I headed to Tallahassee and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education. I moved to Orlando and taught Chorus at W. R. Boone High School for four years while also getting my masters degree in Choral Conducting/Music Education from FSU. I got married in June to Amit Shahane, we met in Tally during my Senior year. We now live in Eugene, Oregon (all the way across the country) and are both in PhD programs at the University of Oregon. In two more years I will be Dr. Alison and happily moving back to the East coast. Hope everyone is doing well!

Name: Andy Curtis
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Brandon, FL
Date: Jan 24, 2006
Comments: After gaduation I went to college and got my bachelors in chemistry, and then realized how boring my life would be as a pharmacist, sorry if anyone is a pharmacist. I then spent most my time playing guitar and trying to get into a good recording school in Nashville. I then fell in love and all my plans changed. I have now been married 2 years to my beautiful wife and have a 4 month old daughter, Layla Brugge, I know Brugge is strange, it is a city in Belguim we honeymooned at. I am partners with Gary Schafer and Dan Garcia, also 97 grads, in a medical courier service and am doing very well. We just bought a house in Brandon and plan on being her a while, at least it isn’t New Port Richey.

Name: Jamie Odum (Rousseau)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Jan 13, 2006
Comments: I just discvered this website yesterday.. go figure.

Since we all grduated I,ve been working, working, working. I married my boyfriend since 1996, Brandon (if anyone remembers) on Valentine’s day 2004. Bought a house in April 2004 in Port Richey. I’v been working as a Clinical Research Coordinator for a private practice physician in Palm Harbor for about the last 4 years and prior to that I was working in research at a cancer center in NPR with Jason Vetzel’s mom. (Hi Jason) Besides Jay, I haven’t really gotten any updates on how anyone is doing. Seems all are doing well and I’m happy to see that. Anyone who wants to chat please feel free to drop me an email. I’d love to hear from any of you, and I hope that I do.

Name: Michelle Ramsey
Class of: 97
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Comments: Just wanted to say HELLO to everyone. I see sooooooo many of you on here that I haven’t seen in FOREVER! Glad to hear everybody’s doing great. Nuthin’s changed since my last post, everything’s still going goood I’m happy to say.

Take Care

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: oldsmar
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Comments: just wanted to send out my congratulations to Josh Lowe (and his new wife Ruby) on their wedding today, it was a great time 🙂

Name: Melissa (Cunningham) Weiner
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Wrinkled, FL
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Comments: Well after graduation, I went to PHCC for about 2 years and that was enough for me. I then worked for 3 years at Richey Elementary and Tammy Ritter’s mom was my boss. I met my husband in 1998. We had our first son October 2000, and our second one in November 2004. I am a stay at home mom right now, if I had it my way, I wouldn’t ever work again..LOL. Husband makes too much money for me to work anyways. I still live in New Port Richey which sucks. If anyone wants to chat just e-mail me.

Name: Maria rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 1997-non graduate
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Comments: Does anyone know who is organizing our reunion? Eventhough I did not graduate I would love to see everyone. Well, let me know. Check out my myspace page! myspace.com/uknowulikemebabe. Join my friends if you used to know me. I look foward to hearing from you. No babies yet just me dog and rabbit.

Maria<<<<<3333333333333

Name: Christy Ball
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Omaha, NE
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Comments: Hey guys….just wanted to post a link to my web site….check it out… http://www.myspace.com/33537949

Name: Paola Garcia (Chavez)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tucson, Arizona
Date: Monday, October 17, 2005
Comments: Hi Guys!! It seems like everyone is doing great – I miss New Port Richey- I never thought in a million years I sayed that, but I do. I’m a dental hygenist here in AZ. I’ve been married for 5yrs. My baby, is my german shepard Marco. Just been enjoying life and happiness to the fullest – hope to hear from anyone who remembers me-;) ciao

Name: papa steve
Class of: 1997
Now living in: inside of wooden body no thanks to japetto
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005
Comments: if i wrote a list for every fish, than my wish would steal my kiss

since we last made electrostatic contact:

i fell in the tub
i graduated school
i stopped eating dessert
i wrote a few songs
i started dating ninteen year olds
i had sex in the stadium
i swallowed some pills…

so now i can’t rememeber what a gerund is.

i don’t really know half of the people on this website but i do wish you all a very fond ‘hello’. ironically enough i am still living in tallahassee, but i can;t say that i’m not enjoying myself. sometimes i think i enjoy myself just a bit too much. i’m making good money as a general manager of a restaraunt, but still i need to get out of here. you can only take so much of fit blonde girls in ruffle skirts and snow boots. don’t get me wrong they’re easliy coersed into things, due to their low self esteem, but once you’ve been with one you might has well just been with them all.

but i’m not saying don’t try it, just come up for the weekend.

well hugs and kisses to those of you that i do know, and a tip of the hat to the rest.

if you need me just say my name three times in the dark whilke standing alone in your bathroom, but please do this during my normal business hours which are between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. i don’t like being disturbed from the slumber i’m already neglected of

toodles,

(the milkman your mom never told you about)

Name: jennifer ripley (davis)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: arizona
Date: Friday, September 30, 2005
Comments: This is the correct address for pics. Sorry about that.

groups.msn.com/theripleyfamily

Name: Jennifer Ripley (Davis)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Arizona
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005
Comments: Glad to hear that things have turned out so well for everyone. It’s amazing how many things change. If anyone ever asked me in school if I wanted to have kids, I would have said NO! But now, I love being a mom. I am having so much fun. It’s like being a kid yourself all over again. I am very busy all of the time, and it’s great! I would rather be busy pushing a two year old on a swing, than have a stressful “real job” any day. I am very lucky! If any one wants to see my family you can go to: www.groups.msn.com/mygroups I need to update the pics, but you’re more than welcome to look at what is there. Talk to you soon. -jen

Name: Nick Parsons
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005
Comments: Hey, Mom and Ashleigh are doing great, they still live in Gulf Harbors. I bought my own place about 4 years ago. Ive got about 2 more weeks at home then back to work, good to hear your doing well its been a long time.

Name: Renee Vanacore (Jensen)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, Florida
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Comments: Hey guys…thought I would tell you about another site that I found…it’s a reunion site for Gulf High; you can find it at: http://www.Gulfhs.com/

Pretty Neat! Mike…I hope all is okay with the hurricane!!! And what I meant to say was if I was thinking of the right person, you have cute kids…LOL! Of Course you think your kids are cute!!! Good for you and Melissa…I remember the both of you now very well! Glad to see that everything for you and Mickey worked out well…. 12 years married…and Mickey with a 7 year old WOW! Congrats!!! 🙂 Hey Nick Parsons…How’s your Mom and sister doing? Still living in Gulf Harbors?? I miss living there SO bad!!! Well people, thought I would update the new Gulf High reunion site for you guys to check out, there’s some pictures of people on it…neat to look at! Oh yeah, here is a website if anyone wants to get on and take a peak on what I’ve been up to: http://www.myspace.com/rrjensen

Talk to you guys soon!!!

Name: Andrew Maslonka
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Palm Harbor, Florida
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Comments:

Name: Christy Ball
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Jersey
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Comments: Hey huys, don’t know if any of you remember me, I moved after 9th grade, but I came across this site and recognized a few of the names. Glad to see that everyone is doing well. So, after I left Gulf I moved to Illinois and graduated from Lake Forest High. I’m currently living in Jersey with Steven Tooker and planning to get married soon. I guess it’s probably time to start having some kids…haha..Well, hes doing great working with the carpenters union and I’m a starving artist…lol…I’ve been back to Florida a few times to see Ms. Robyn Maphet…hey Robo!!! I’ve lived all over sinse high school..Chicago,Vegas, San Diego, and now Jersey…I would love to hear from everyone…Christy

Name: Nicholas Parsons
Class of: 1197
Now living in: Good ol NPR
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Comments: Hey Everybody ! Found out about this from Eric Young and thought I’d drop a line . I’m doing well, I’ve been working on the Great Lakes now for 7 years and just made 3rd mate. Glad to see everybody is doing well !

Name: Renee Vanacore (Jensen)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, Florida
Date: Friday, September 16, 2005
Comments: Good for Shane!!! It’s strange to me how everyone has grown up! Shane…married with a child!!! I can still remember Shane and Mickey playing football. I also remember this fight Shane got into in middle school… he went swinging!!! Hmm…Seems like I can remember Mickey fighting somewhat too!!! LOL!! Funny how some memories just stick! How is Mickey? Please tell him that I said Hello and I hope all going good!!! Weird…I also remember you somewhat from the ball fields…do you have cute children if I am thinking of the right person!?!?! Anyways, thanks for posting an update!!

Name: Mike Welch
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Ft. Lauderdale
Date: Friday, September 16, 2005
Comments: Shane L. still keeps in touch with my brother Mickey.. He is in the Marine Corps and lives in Pensacola.. He is married and has a son..

Name: Renee Vanacore (Jensen)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, Florida
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Comments: Hey…I was in a rush on my last post but I wanted to say what’s up to all my old friends from Gulf!!! I left my 9th grade year, so for those that remember me…cool! JB (I think you go by James now) – How’s Bear and your Mom doing??? Are they still in Holiday Lake Estates with 3B Screening Repair? I have so many pictures of us! Jenn Davis…what’s it like to have 3 kids?? Bet you’re busy!!! Amber Bergeron- I always thought you were SO sweet…glad to see your doing well!!! Brandi Hayes – way to go with the modeling thing sexy!!! Anyone know where Jamie Milla is??? I would love to say hi! Knauber (Matt & Mike) – Hope all is well with you guys!!!! Nathan Sharon – Are you a proskater now??? LOL 🙂 Alison Mann – I would love to know if you still sing all the time “wink wink”. And Erin F. (you know who you are)- How’s life treating you?? Dan Kilbride – What’s up buddy, you always made me laugh! Jason Vetzel – Keep working hard…it will pay off!!! :))) Dave DeLaura – HI…Hope everything is good with you!!! And if anyone knows where Shane Ledsome is…tell him HELLO!!! Gees, I know I left so many people out but I just wanted to say HI!!! I miss all of you and for those who posted I’m glad to see that everyone is doing well. P.S. – John Costas don’t take any nonsense..we’re all adults now..good for you on your employment! People…e-mail me anytime; I’d love to catch up!!! :))) Cheers!!!!

Name: Renee Jensen (Vanacore)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, Florida
Date: Monday, September 12, 2005
Comments: Hello Everyone!!! Can someone pinch me and tell me when we all grew up and now have all these responsibilities!?!?! WOW! I think back when I used to dye my hair crazy colors and party into the night…Now, All Grown Up, I am a graduate working in Real Estate in the Tampa Bay area and my husband, Ryan Jensen, a USF college graduate is a Neurological/Orthopedic Sales Representative. We have no children except for our loving 2 year old – 95 lb. Catahoula Leopard, Georgia. We are obsessed with her agility and sign language training (yes, I turned out to be one of those damn posh people with their dogs…lol) Ryan and I have been married for a year and we have been together for about 5 years all together. We are in the process of building a home and we will hopefully have kids sooner than later! We love to travel, go fishing on our boat and spend time cooking great meals together. I am still very close to my best friends: Jennifer Loveland (now Haines) and Polly Mallett. :))) P.S. – They are both doing great!!!! Hope all is well with everyone!!! Good Job Harmony on the weather thing, I think the last time I saw you was at the BUC’s Game…and congratulations to everyone else!!! Soon we will blink and be 30…can anyone believe that??? How time fly’s…send me an e-mail…I would love to hear from you guys!!! Cheers!

Name: Jennifer Ripley (Davis)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Queen Creek, Arizona
Date: Thursday, September 01, 2005
Comments: Hi everyone! I’ve been living in Arizona for about a year and a half, with my husband Rob (1994 GHS grad.) and 3 sons Caleb-6, Zander-2, and Peyton-5 months. I quit working to stay at home with my kids and couldn’t be happier! Hope everyone is doing well and good luck with where ever life has taken you.

Name: Bethany Lindner
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Atlanta
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005
Comments: I heard there was a website for gulf high. (Hi Harmony, I’m so happy to see that you are on your way to being a famous weather girl) Lets see, I live in Atlanta now with my boyfriend Scott. I’ve had a difficult few years, my health isn’t so good. For those of you who knew my family, my mom died on may 4, 2005. I’m not handling it so well, she was my best friend. I just moved here and am now trying to get situated, find a job, that kind of stuff. email me if you want to say hi. (Brandi – I moved out of cypress run – Funny that we voted together!)

Name: kim barnhill
Class of: 1997
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Comments: hi everyone who remembers me. nice to read how everyone is happy and successful after all the s… you see everyday around here. glad some made it and got out. im still here never left. no kids 5 nephews 1 neice 2 neices on the way. boyfriend of 7 years no ring no rush. work at costco wholesale in clearwater for the last 2 years and at a senior living facility in largo 5 years previous. i dont talk to many from school except amy mickelson living in tampa no kids not married yet alot of medical problems but she straightened up since high school. daniel means has a wife and two kids and a drywall company richie capella works for him and is with his cousin latoshia they have a lil boy. thats about it. wish i could put faces to these names or vice verse when i run into people, so if you see me out dont be afraid to say hey just introduce yourself. ive been looking for shawn mcdermott but lost touch like junior year when he moved away. if anyone knows anything please email me. in case you were wondering i graduated from ridgewood but went to gulf up to 6 months before grad. chris tilger i talk to buying house from his mom. he lives in tennessee with my sister 2 boys 2 (hopefully girls) on the way. still the same old chris. bye everyone.

Name: Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 1997 (not graduated)
Now living in: New Port Richey, FL
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Comments: Hello all! I am glad to see that all of you are doing well. I still live in the New Port Richey area. How about those hurricaines? They wiped out 90% of my trees in my yard. No kids just my pittbull a bunny rabbit and my husband. Hahahah! I currently am still working in the medical field and am considering going back to college.

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Chicago, IL
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Comments: Hello,

I received my Bachelors of Science from Florida State University in the spring and, I am so glad to finally be finished with school. I am still pursuing Meteorology. In the mean time I will be living in Chicago, IL with some college friends. My e-mail address has changed and should be listed under this site. Any new information reguarding the reunion should be redirected to my new e-mail adress.

See-you soon
Harmony Mendoza

P.S. Hi Brandi!!

Name: Brandi Hayes
Class of: supposed to be 97′
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Sunday, July 03, 2005
Comments: Hey Guys~ Wow it’s been a long time! I hope everyone is doing well. Currently, I am living in Tampa (hating being in Florida, just trying to get through school). I am in my last year at USF studying T.V. production. No, I’m not modeling anymore. I finished up at the age of 20 after taking on the fashion world in Milan, Italy. At 23 I said to myself “Self you need to get your a** back in school” (anyone who had Ms. Peek will appreciate that). So here I am living the single college life with no kids. Really, it’s a blessing…I’m milking it for all it’s worth. I’m interested in being a sports reporter/producer (Hi Sara Walsh). Last semester I worked as a public relations intern for the Tampa Bay Storm. In the fall I will be one of two student reporters, covering USF football and basketball for the Sports On Demand Network (a new medium giving you updates by cell phone on your favorite Division I schools). It should be cool. I’ll be attending the Big East Media Day this month, definitely a good experience. That’s about it, just chillin’ right now, focusing on what I want to do with the rest of my life. Don’t really date too much…it’s just really too difficult these days. Single ladies, don’t you agree??? Anyway, I’m glad I found this site. Does anyone know if I still get invited to the reunion even though I didn’t graduate? Someone hit me up and let me know about that. Or just hit me up if you want to say hey…I would love to hear from you guys. Take care and God Bless.

Name: Angie Martocchio
Class of: 1997
Now living in:
Date: Monday, May 23, 2005
Comments: Hey all! I was class of 98, but wanted to post here in the 1997 section. I have been reading the posts, and lots of the names look familiar..I just wish I had a yearbook to look some of ya up. Anyways, I didn’t go to gulf long, so most of you will have no idea who I am. My friends were mostly class of 97 though. I was very very sad to read on here that trever maki was killed. He was such a great guy. All is well with me, I have a wonderful life and am a mom to 3 great kids. Drop me a line if you remember me..and hello to all my old friends. 🙂

Angie

Name: William Kumley
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Virginia Beach, Va.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005
Comments: Been married to April now for 6 1/2 years (Skaggs c/o 96), we are currently in Va as I am in the Navy. Looks like I’ve stil got some time here. We have 2 children together Andrew (Feb 2001) and Victoria (Nov 2004). Too much has happened to put in one post so drop me an email if ya want.

Name: Jenn Griffith (Randall)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Spring Hill FL
Date: Sunday, May 08, 2005
Comments: Okay has anyone seen or heard from Jayson D’onfrio? I have been looking for him for years!! He’s Rhyan’s godfather and I just miss him we lost contact when he moved to Ohio and I moved to Mass. If anyone knows his email or where he’s been please email me!! OR if you read this Jayson call my mom’s house or email me!

Name: Matria Homer (Fullen)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
Comments: Hello all! After graduating I went straight into the work field. I worked as an office manager for the first 3 years, then in the accounting dept for Coast Dental for 2 years. I am currently the office manager for an international handicap equipment company, I have been here for 3 years.

My met my husband about 5 1/2 years ago. We just got married in April 2004. We brought a house in South Tampa and live there with our dog, Lita.

Looking forward to seeing some old faces at the reunion (I hope something fun is planned)!

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: oldsmar fl
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Comments: just updating my website

http://www.gbklyn.com

Name: Becky Hunt
Class of: 97
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2005
Comments: Hello all… I’m living in Tampa with my boyfriend of 3 yrs. (he’s from Maryland). We will probably marry one day, but I am in NO rush. I’ve worked for Southwest Airlines for 5 yrs. and love it! I get to travel all over, it’s great. Looking forward to the reunion!

Name: Nikki
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Comments: Hello class of 97! I married joe DeLuca in 2000. We had our first baby in 2001, Trevor. Our second baby arrived in 2004, Dylan. I hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Jennifer Randall (Griffith)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Spring Hill FL
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2005
Comments: Wow wasn’t sure I was going to leave a message but I figured what the heck. Let’s see I’ve had alot happen in the last few years. I have 3 kids now. For those of you know that know me Rhyan is now 8! I have 5 year old daughter Savannah and a 6 month old daughter Julia. Isaac and are still married going on 7 years this year. I’m doing really good. I currently work at the Advanced Research Inst. as a Clinical research assiant and Clinasyst Director. and i’m a Partylite Consultant in my spare time. The only person I still talk to from Gulf really is Brandi Tolentino now Brandi Mallek. She has a son who is going to be 2 in April. I’d love to talk to some old friends so feel free to leave me an email if you want!

Jenn

Name: Amanda (Wolf) Peltier
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Houston
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005
Comments: Hey… I am actually class of ’94, (Mr. Wolf’s daughter) but I was hoping to find someone…I am not even sure this is the right class, but I am seeking Sean Schoeflan. I met him when I was lifeguarding in Pasco County. I am pretty sure he left Gulf his junior year and moved to Tampa to live with his brother…If anybody even knows who I am talking about, if you just have any idea where he might be recently, please consider dropping me a note! He was a good friend, and a good person that I unfortunately lost touch with… The last time I saw him was at least 8 years ago. THANK YOU! ~amanda

Name: Harmony Mendoza
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tallahasse, FL
Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Comments: Hello, I hope everyone is well! I am living in Tallahasse finishing up my last bachelors degree at FSU. I am now doing local weather for 4FSU in Tallahassee (weather-girl). I graduate this semester, spring 2005, so hopefully I will be working at The Weather Channel within the next year. I have no kids and I am not married. Congratulations to all of you who are because love and life are two wonderful gifts. I look foward to seeing everyone very soon (ahhhhh).

Name: Cynthia Vargas (Buhler)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus Ga
Date: Friday, December 31, 2004
Comments: Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. My son is 5 and half months old now. This past week has made for a perfect ending to 2004, I had a surprise wedding. Well I hope everyone has a great 2005

Name: steve stanton
Class of: 1997
Now living in: peace and harmony (not the person)
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2004
Comments: First off i find it quite disconcerning that for some strange reason i am already part of this alumni website, since i have never actually visited this site before, one might say that i was as surprised as you were to find out that i love pretzels and hugs.

well not much has changed. school will be ending soon, and for me it will be off to asheville, north carolina to work on my most recent collection of short stories titled “midnight milk”–a book which would represent and honor my dear father.

as far as everything else, i do like hugs, i do like lizards, every story can use more robots, i’m addicted to carpet art, i smell like scissors, i use biodegradable sandwhich bread, i lost my refrigerator, i have very little regret, and i’m in love with the fact that this high school now has sandals which you can purchase at your local wal-mart.

this will not be the last time you will hear from me…

take care,

your faithful bus driver

Name: Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, October 29, 2004
Comments: Hey everyone! I just wanted to say hello. I have been married for almost 2 years now. No kids yet. I am still working in the New Port Richey Area. It is good to see familiar faces from High School. I hope that everyone is well and gets what they want for Christmas!

Name: stevie stanton
Class of: 1997
Now living in: tallahassee
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004
Comments: i like pretzels. and i like hugs.

Name: Rachel Trotta (Holmes)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Comments: Well moving back to Cali didn’t happen before August and probably won’t for a couple more years.

My husband and I will be married 7 yrs. He works at Bright House now, and because I have gotten into the habit of shopping ALL THE TIME, I decided to go back and waitress at Denny’s (not the best job but pretty good money)

Ian is five and is in kindergarten, he is doing great. First and Second grade work, and very active in sports now. He is playing baseball and does well at it.

Kenzy is two……… need I say more? All girly girl and will be starting gymnastics next month.

My life as a mom has gone to the next level or so I am being told, Mom can I have money for this, that and whatever else I don’t really need. Mom can you drive me here, there and by the way I am bringing 2-5 friends. I think soon I will need to invest in one of those bright yellow cars and charge 2.50 for the first 1/4 mile.

Life in general is good and I wouldn’t change a thing (yet)

Name: Tim Mortellaro
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday soon to be Tampa
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Comments: Just updating here. Currently getting my degree in Biomedial Electronic Engineering. I currently do technical support for NOKIA phones. Hit me up if you want.

Name: Amanda Jones (DiPadua)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday, Florida
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2004
Comments: Hello all,

cant wait for 2007, Ill be there!

Doing well. I have my Bachelors degree in business admin. will be going back to get my MBA. I work at Tampa Bay Medical Research in Clearwater. I am the marketing director there. NO kids. I have two retired racing greyhounds and a cat. They are my kids. Hope everyone is well. Drop me a line!

Name: Desiree Lust
Class of: 1997
Now living in: NPR
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Comments: Wow, I was reading all ya’lls coments and wow how time flys.. well to sum it up I own a cabinet shop… and on may 10 2004 had a baby girl.. 9 lbs 3 oz… and if ya know me i am a wimp but managed to have this big girl with out drugs… anyway i bought a house about 3 years ago when i was engaged… we parted ways 2 and half years ago and i am a single mom and loving life… write me love to hear how everyone is…. miss ya guys…. and EM wish we could do lunch like we planned 2 years ago but never did…

Name: Amber Bergeron
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Friday, September 24, 2004
Comments: Update time… moved back to Holiday just recently. I’m the assistant manager at Champs Sports in Brandon Town Center (loonnggg drive). Not too many exciting things going on, which is just the way I like it. No boyfriend, husband or kids… no time, really. Just wanted to update my stuff. Hit me up sometime.

Name: Lana
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, Florida
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2004
Comments: Wow…this page has really got my mind spinning. I can’t believe that we’ve all grown up! If you remember the name and can’t place the face…I moved down to Florida in 1989, went to school with you guys until sophmore year when I moved back up to NJ. I was the “new girl” with the big family. After moving back up north I went to college in Pennysylvania (Lehigh University), got my B.S. in Business & Marketing, travelled to Israel, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire and now I’m back in the bay area…what a transition! 😉 Not married, no kids, just blazing my path. Email me, I’d love to catch up on all that I missed!

Name: Cynthia Buhler
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus Ga
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Comments: I have a 3 week old baby boy, Julio Mateo Vargas on July 13 at 7:48 pm. He is 18 inches long and 6 lbs and .5 ozs. He has back hair like his daddy but there are a few red hairs mixed in. email me if you want to know more

Name: Nikki
Class of: 97
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2004
Comments: Please Pray for Heather Shay and her Daughter Aspen. They lost Sean Lane July 22, 2004. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Shay and Lane faimilies. Rest in Peace Sean.

Name: John Costas
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Richey
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2004
Comments: Apparently I have someone out there who likes fabricating my life so here is the real me. I am not married nor do I have kids. I work for Walmart as the department manager of photo. Im studyingat SPC to obtain my (CCSS) certification to become a Network Security Specialist. So stop by Walmart if you wanna say hi, you might be suprised on how I look.

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in:
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Comments: hey guys

Just landed my first job in my field as a web designer about a month ago!!! It was a long hard search but they actally found me on the internet, which is pretty cool; ummm been married for a year and a month, and things are going great. Congrats on getting hitched Reba. Josh, I can’t wait til you move closer… i want to see those twin girls!!!

Name: Joshua Lowe
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Saint Petersburg, FL
Date: Thursday, July 08, 2004
Comments: Wow…okay all…to many things have gone on in my life for this little box. For all that do not remmeber I was the male cheerleader.

I bought my first house about 5 years ago…and am currently looking at a new larger house back home in Holiday. So much cheaper to live there…

I have two identical twin girls (8 months old), my little angels. I also have a girlfriend for the past year now who also has a three year old girl (ahhhh surrounded by girls)!!

I was booted out of USF for partying and getting caught after just one semester and got my cheerleading scholorship revoked.

I worked as a car loan speciallist for a short period of time, then a computer programmer for the largest non-profit Credit Union processor in the world, and as of current I am working for the largest copy/printer/fax company (Danka) as a dispatch/tech.

Soooo much more…please drop me an email if you would like to chat.

Name: John Costas
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Richey, FL
Date: Saturday, July 03, 2004
Comments: Deleted

Name: Jen Busby
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tallahassee
Date: Monday, June 28, 2004
Comments: Wow! It’s amazing everything that has changed since we left high school. I’ve recieved my BS in Social Work and am about to go back for a dual major Master’s Degree in Social and Public Admin. At Florida State University of course. Worked for our lovely Department of Children and Families and will hopefully be working on the Abuse Hotline while in school this time around. Other than that no kids, no husband, happy free and single…soon to have some kittens!!! It’ll be interesting to see everyone at reunion time…

Name: Christine Stubbe
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Nags Head, NC
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Comments: Hello everyone! Things are great here! I’ve been moving all over the place since high school. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA with a degree in Biology. I hiked 900 miles in California a few summers ago. I’ve lived in New York, all over Virginia and now at the beach in North Carolina. I’m waiting tables at a really nice restaurant trying to save up for Medical School. I just got accepted and I start this September. It’s in Seattle, which will be so far away for 5 years, but fun. It’s actually a Naturopathic Medical School, so if anyone needs a quality doctor who knows all the alternative therapies and midwifery, get in touch (in 5 years)! As for family, I have my sweet dog, Maggie and a wonderful boyfriend, Wes. No kids yet, probably not for another 5 years. Congrats on marriages and kids, for those who have them! See you all in a few years! Take care and God bless!

Name: Erin Robinson
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Raleigh, NC
Date: Thursday, April 01, 2004
Comments: Hi All,
I hope all is well with everyone. I cannot believe that it has been 7 years since we graduated. Crazy how time flies by so quickly. I am doing well. Life is fantastic. I am currently working for a small company in Raleigh as their Staff Accountant, although I love the company that I work for (and the pay), I am going back to school full-time this fall at NC State University to complete a degree in Wildlife Biology. Just enjoying the awesome surroundings in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area. I have two dogs (dalmatian named Sadie and Wolf Dog named Lobel) Live in an apartment, but am staying in good shape by running 3 miles a day with them and going to the gym. Have a good time guys and looking forward to seeing you all in 07.
Later,
Erin:)

Name: Angela Kallis
Class of: 97′
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Comments: Hey guys, what’s up? I am still in Holiday. I moved to East Lake for 1 1/2 then Dunedin, and now I’m back in Holiday. I’m MARRIED, and have a 3yr. old daughter. My husband and I are involved with a company that helps people become financially independent! (pretty awsome!) Can’t wait for the reunion! See ya there!

Name: Deziree Ohara
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Hudson Florida
Date: Monday, February 23, 2004
Comments: I had a baby girl in July and thats about it.

Name: Tim Mortellaro
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Comments: Hey to those of you who remember me. Did some time in the Arrrmy! after high school. Right now Im about to go back to school for computer networking ( use up that college fun I busted my ass for). Feel free to email me anytime.

Name: Maria Rauchbauer-Morgan
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, February 16, 2004
Comments: Hi Folks,
It is amazing how many people that I have seen from High School in the past few weeks. Some people never age! I am happy, successful and loving life. Drop me a line or two if you would like. I hope that everyone is well.

Name: Tico Sanchez
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Port Clarence, Alaska
Date: Sunday, February 15, 2004
Comments: Im working on my fifth year in the Coast Guard and just reenlisted for six more. Im curently stationed at an isolated duty station in Alaska 50 miles from the arctic circle. Two more months to go untill I leave this isolated hell. The year was worth it to have the opportunity to be stationed on a Patrol Boat out of St. Pete and be close to my family. Im no longer married, so to all of you hot single female alumni or those with hot single friends write me.

Name: christopher cordes
Class of: 1997
Now living in: holiday
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004
Comments: I dont know if any of you will remrmber me. i was a big dork in school. to all of thoes who know me hi. i cant wait till 2007 i hope everybody has understood that growing up is very interesting. and i think that when we all get together for our reunion how popular you were or if you were on the football team wont matter. its all about the kind of person you are. i am just sorry i did not get to know anybody that well. i was very shy and now i am much different. amber i know you hello i hope you are doing well. and to any body who might know erin fackelman tell her i said hi. well god bless you all and see all of you in 2007. also to amy i am glad you are doing well

Name: Kristin Nealon
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Jacksonville, FL
Date: Sunday, December 28, 2003
Comments: I am currently teaching Special Education at a middle school in Ponte Vedra, FL and I love it….making the big bucks..all is well with me…hope to hear from some old friends…

Name: James Gilliland
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Comments: I didn’t really have alot of friends in high school, because all my friends were like 5 years older than me, but the ones I did have should remember me, cause I remember you. I was reading everybody’s posts, and I can’t believe Kim Gargano killed herself. I asked her out once….anyways, I’m out here doin the photography thing. Working on becoming a photojournalist. Just wanted to say whats up to all the Goof High respectables. Hit me up sometime.
P.S.- hello Michelle Ramsey!

Name: Amber Bergeron
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Lutz, FL
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003
Comments: Just an update… not with the Army guy anymore. Long sad story, not gonna get into. I’ll be in EMT school in January, in Tampa. Hope everyone’s holidays were great, and hope everyone has a WONDERFUL 2004!!

Name: dan kilbride
Class of: 1997
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Comments: just want to update pls write me to see whats up

Name: Amy Cappisillo
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Comments: I just wanted to say hello to everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the site. I have 2 children. Brandon who is 5 and Adrianna who is 1. I’ve been divorced from Rick for 4 years. I’m involoved with Christopher Meyer (went to Gulf High briefly). I’m in the medical field. Going back to school for Medical Assisting. I’m very happy. If anyone wants to get in touch, please e-mail me at Rebelmama124@yahoo.com.

Name: Jason Vetzel
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Cocoa, FL
Date: Monday, November 17, 2003
Comments: HEY EVERYONE JUST SEEING HOW YOU ALL ARE DOING! I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY WITH WORK THESE DAYS AS I AM SURE MOST OF YOU ARE. TICO IF YOU READ THIS I FEEL FOR YOU BEING IN THE MOST ISOLATED/DESOLATED PART OF ALASKA. HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING WELL AND EMAIL ME WHENEVER YOU WOULD LIKE.
TAKE CARE
JAY

Name: Rachel Trotta (Holmes)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday, Fl.
Date: Saturday, November 08, 2003
Comments: My husband and I just bought our second house about 3 months ago. We are still hoping to move back out to San Diego before our son starts school in August. As for me I have decided that being a bartender and a waitress is not for me although it is good money, I want more out of life than that so I plan on starting school to be a nurse in the very near future. (next semester)
My children are growing very fast and until school starts I just want to be “mommy” and be able to get up and go to the park at anytime.

Name: Amber Bergeron
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa/Lutz
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003
Comments: Well, I’m in EMT school in just a couple months and then on to Paramedic school and finally nursing school. Still working with mental health juveniles, and still loving it. I met a great guy and I’m very much in love… about time I meet a NICE guy! 🙂 But he is in the Army and is being sent to Korea for a year, which sucks, but such is life, and it’s only a year. Not much else happening, just wanted to update my email and say hi to everyone. Drop me an email!

Name: Kelly Taylor
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Comments: I just dropped in to see how everyone is doing. I am doing great my son Cole is turning 2 in December I can’t believe how fast he is growing up, My son’s father and I just started our own business and I am really happy. I would really love to hear from any of my old friends so feel free to email me I miss so many of you.

Name: Crystal Brault (Drake)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, September 15, 2003
Comments: Just thought I drop a note and say hi. Michael and I are still togeather. 10 yrs this year. Time does fly. We have 3 kids now, 7, 5, and 3. they grow up so fast. Michael is out of the military now and were back here for a bit. Just checking to see if anyone was still out there. Drop us a line We’d love to here from anyone.

Name: Maria Rauchbauer (Morgan)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone,
I hope that all is well with you. Congratulations Gina! Congratulations Tralee!

Name: christina martir (whitman)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Kentucky
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Comments: Just thought I would say HI, I’am living in Kentucky, I’am about to graduate in the fall to become a computer tech, and programmer. It’s nice to see what everyone is up to these days.

Name: Jason Vetzel
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Cocoa, FL
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003
Comments: Hey everyone!! Hope everybody is doing well, I am living in Cocoa now after graduating from FSU. I am employed by Panther Airboat Corp. designing and manufacturing airboats world wide. I am getting ready to open a facility in China which will finally get me out of the country!! Hope all is well and email me anytime you get the chance.

Name: Gina (Sessa) Grove
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003
Comments: hey folks, just graduated and got married within a month of each other (May and June respectively) to the man that i have been dating for 5 and a half years… He’s younger and so we are staying put til he graduates from college. It’s crazy how many people are still in the area from class… if you guys see me don’t hesitate to say hi…
oh by the way Good Luck to Keith Walka on his upcoming trip to Scotland
Congrats to Mr Marchman for getting engaged
And Much love to my buddy Traelee and the upcoming bambino
Speak to you later
GSG

Name: Amber Bergeron
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Comments: I just started running into people from our class that I haven’t seen in 6 years!! I can’t believe it’s been 6 years. Living in Tampa, in school, and working at a mental health juvenile justice program… I love it. Dave, it was great to see you the other day!

Name: Nikki Waychowski
Class of: 97
Now living in: New Port Richey (god help me )
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2003
Comments: Hey .. WOW a web site for Gulf High *Shocker*
Glad to see most of you are doing great.
Congratulations to all of you new Moms and Dads!
Feel free to drop me an email , love to catch up with some of you !!

Name: Cynthia Buhler
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, Ga.
Date: Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Comments: It’s been about a year since I moved and I have lost contact with a lot of people. Last October I became engaged to a really great guy. I’m going to school to get a degree in early education. I’m still looking for Michelle Radetski, I think she got married in April and lives in Holiday. If anyone knows how I can contact her, it would very helpful.

Name: Nikki Stefanovich (Metzler)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Omaha, Ne.
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone, C/O 96 here. But am looking for someone from C/O 97. Waneta Ellis. If your out there or if anyone has any contact info please e-mail me. Thanks!

Name: Joe Rumley
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003
Comments: aYe, yeah I moved back… just wondering if anyone else is still here… Married Rustie Needles, we have a 3 year old daughter Alexandria, Im a web designer / consultant.. Yes, new port richey hasnt changed… yawn. yeah so see ya
joe

Name: Maria Rauchbauer
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Louisiana
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003
Comments: Hi everyone,
Things are going well in my life. I graduated from college almost two years ago. I am currently working at a Group Home for troubled Youth. I am looking to get in touch with people that I knew in High School. I visit NPR every now and again. It would be nice to get together and talk about how our lives are going. Feel free to e-mail me. Maria

Name: Cynthia Buhler
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Columbus, Ga.
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Comments: Just wanted to say hi and see what everyone is up to. Since I moved I’ve lost contact with people. If anyone knows how I can get in touch with Michelle Radetski, it would really mean alot.

Name: Nikki DeLuca (Friedman)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Comments: Hello class of 1997! Joe and I got married june 2000. We had a son november 2001 his name is trevor. He keeps us very busy. We bought a house in Holiday in 1999. I am a stay at home mother and Joe is a sous chef at the Westin Innisbrook. We hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Rachel Trotta (Holmes)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Florida
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Comments: After high school I moved to San Diego. In 1998 I married Mike Trotta in Las Vegas. In 1999 We had a son named Ian, he is a MONSTER, and he thinks he’s spiderman. In 2000 we moved back to Florida, In 2002 we had a daughter named Mackenzy, she is bald and copies eveything her brother does so therefore 2 troublemakers. Now I am about to go and take a class in mixology. All of you guys take care and e-mail me soon

Name: Heidi Whitney (Roach)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Gainesville, Fl
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Comments: I don’t know if any of you remember me. I remember some of you from Anclote elementary. Anyways I do remember Anna Dobbs and Amanda Dipadua. I am also looking for anyone who knows how to get a hold of Matria Homer. If anyone knows her or how to reach her please e-mail me. Thank you and any of you that remember me can also give me a shout!!!

Name: Hazel
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Ahus, Sweden
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2002
Comments: Hello everybody again. I was surfing the internet and wanted to see what all you people have been up to lately… As for myself I made my move to Sweden alot earlier than expected. My boyfriend is from Sweden and came back to work for his parents company and I came with him. I am currently learning swedish in order for me to continue my career in the hospitality industry I need to learn Swedish… Life is definitely nothing like America here in Europe.. But if you ever get the chance travel to Europe at least one time in your life to see how the rest of the world lives. It is pretty interesting. So I will ofcourse make it back to the states for the reunion..So if anyone wants to say hello please do not hesitate to email me I am pretty bored these days not working… Take Care.

Name: Stephanie Troxell (Clegg)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Friday, November 08, 2002
Comments: Hello fellow class mates of 97′. I love to read how you are all doing. Since the last time I wrote things have changed a little. My husband and I had a house built on our acre. It is a beautiful 3/2/2. We do not live far from gulf high.
I stopped working and finished school. I graduated with my B.A on May 5th from USF. I am very happy to be done. For now I am a stay at home wife and as of 9-28-02 I became a stay at home mom!
We just had our first baby girl. Her name is Mckendree Lanett Troxell born 9-28-02. She weighed 6lbs. 3 oz.
I will keep checking in on you all. Hope you all stay safe and enjoy yourselves.
Stephanie

Name: Brooke Sirois
Class of: 1997
Now living in: NPR
Date: Friday, October 18, 2002
Comments: Just wanted to say Boy has life changed since my last post………..Sorry if anyone read the old message board …… he was a jerk. Looking forward to keeping in touch with old friends I haven’t heard from. C-ya!!!

Name: Michael Mysling
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey, Fl
Date: Saturday, October 05, 2002
Comments: Hey everyone just thought i would check this out and leave my mark…it’d be great to catch up with some of you sometime…Later

Name: Diab
Class of: 97
Now living in: shady hills
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Comments: That Dave is a schlemiel. That weak ass posting he left, backside mullet grab at it’s finest….

Name: Dave
Class of: 1997
Now living in: My house
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2002
Comments:

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Comments: Just wanted to let everyone know that I got engaged as of December, 2001 to a man that I have been with for over 4 years, We have also planned a wedding for June 21st, 2003 our announcement was recently in the Pasco section of the St Pete times and our wedding website is http://junebride.dreamstation.com

Name: Robert James LaVoy
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday, Fl.
Date: Monday, March 25, 2002
Comments: Education: AS degree in Computer Networking. Currently attending UCF in Orlando (Online) and working on my BS in Information Systems Technology.
Work: Purchasing Manager for Tech Data Corporation in Clearwater, Fl.
Relationship: I have been dating Brandy Karn for about 2 years now. She graduated from GHS in 1998. She is currently attending Pharmacy School at UF and we will be getting married in December of 2003.
Please email me as I am really interested to know what all of my old friends are up to. Thanks!

Name: Dan Kilbride
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, March 03, 2002
Comments: Looking to contact some of the old class of “97”. I have been working at a successful job for over 5 years. Own my own home, and have a child! It’s a rotweiler/shephard mix. Named Austin the kid. So get in touch and let’s get together and talk about the great High days.

Name: Amanda Jones (DiPadua)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2002
Comments: I am currently working as a registered certified medical assistant in a urology practice in clearwater. I am also in school working on my R.N. degree. I am married for 4 years to the best man in the world. We live in holiday.

Name: Nicholas Cimino
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Germany
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Comments: When I think of High School most things were a blur except how much fun I had playing guitar and being involved with Swimming. My Brother Tony Cimino is living in Montana and has one baby boy born last summer. Tony is now a chef. Me however, I am engaged 2 years now with a woman I met in Tuscon, Arizona. We live together in Germany where I am going to school and taking an apprenticeship for Computers. I am glad to see so many familiar names in the book. Remember: If you wanna get then give….
Nick

Name: Kelly Taylor
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2002
Comments: I just wanted to see what everyone was up to I have had a very good life I am the mother of my one month old son he is everything to me I would like to here from anyone who remembers me

Name: Reba Thomas
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Gainesville
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Comments: I’m graduating this December from UF and accepting a job on the East Coast with Harris Corp as a Financial Analyst. Finally, some money after 4 1/2 years in poverty while I was in college! I do have a man in my life (almost 3 years!), and one baby, a 9-month old ferret named Bonsai. For now, I’m still content to be attending other people’s weddings! Now that I’m finally “growing up” I can really appreciate the fond memories from high school and the class of ’97… I’ll really miss those days! Can’t wait to see everyone and catch up at the reunion. Email me, I’d love to hear from you guys!

Name: Amy
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tarpon Springs, Fl
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2001
Comments: Just wanted to send greetings to the class of 97. I have 2 beautiful children. Brandon (3) and expecting in January of 2002. I live with the love of my life, Aaron. I enjoy being a mommy. We live in Tarpon Springs.

Name: chrstina whitman
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Kentucky
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2001
Comments: Hey everybody, moved to KY to go to school I’am at EKU, taking Computer Programming, I do web site designs in my spare time. I plan on returning to Florida when school is over, probably 2 years.

Name: Kia Fakiolas
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2001
Comments: Hello everyone!! I’m still here in NPR, but not for long (hopefully). I have been working for Walt Disney World for 2 years. I commute between Tampa, Orlando, and of course NPR. Hopefully finishing college soon. Not married and no kids, but still with Christian for 5 years. If you still remember me…e-mail me!!! :)~~~

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: NPR
Date: Sunday, August 05, 2001
Comments: Just wanted to change my website address
http://gbklyn.multimania.com

Name: Amber Bergeron
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2001
Comments: Hey everyone!! Its great to see so many people are doing good. I am doing great. Working and going to school still. Not married, and no kids. Feel free to email me!

Name: Nicole Hamilton
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Nowhere
Date: Monday, July 23, 2001
Comments: Not really doing much of anything. Tried school for a little while, which basically sucked. Right now having as much fun as possible and trying not to get arrested for it. Hope everyone is doing well. See you around.

Name: Anna Vickers (Dobbs) Email address corrected 6/21/01
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2001
Comments: Hey everybody! sounds like everyone is doing well. I am now married, to an english man, with 2 kids, Kyle-5 Ashleigh-3, spent two years in england, and that’s about it for me. e-mail me if you wish. talk to you soon!

Name: Melissa Connolly
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Holiday, FL
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Comments: Hey Everyone… it is so great to see what people that you graduated with are doing. It sounds like everyone is well. I must say, some of you really shocked me. I am married and have 2 kids (Zachary is 19months and Alexandria is 7months). I am doing great.

Name: Gina Sessa
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001
Comments: Hey everyone! Glad to see so many familiar names here. I am a senior at USF and I am majoring in digital art… I am also the Vice President of the USF Italian club. I guess I have abandoned my hopes of being a spanish teacher and went in another direction. visit my website

Name: Brooke Sirois
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Spring Hill
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001
Comments: I wasn’t paying attention to the forms while i was writing my message….go figure, anyways for an update, check my message on the MESSAGE BOARD page…oops! bye!

Name: Stephanie Troxell (Clegg)
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Monday, April 09, 2001
Comments: Hey everybody. It was really nice reading all of your comment. For me things could not be better. I recently married my high school and childhood sweet heart Kory Troxell (we dated for 8 years I waited long enough). We married on St. Patricks day of 2001. We have no kids yet! For now we have to Boxers Colt is 2 and Cheyanne is 7 weeks. I am still in school finishing my B.A in Sociology with a minor in Criminology. For now I am working at Bank of America. Kory works with Verizion and attends SPJC. We live in a small home on an acre and a half and are in the process of looking for a bigger home on property. Wish us luck. Hope to see you all at our reunion
Sincerely Stephanie

Name: Dana King
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Republic of South Korea
Date: March 12, 2001
Comments: What’s up everyone! Still in the Army as a Military Police Investigator at Camp Humphreys Korea. This time around my purview has changed from Drugs and Gangs, to BlackMarketing and Customs. The Job is great, life is good… but this place has to go. Take easy! Pender, see you when you get here. Pyong Taek – Myung Sung

Name: Hazel Hernandez
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Tampa, FL
Date: Feb. 18, 2001
Comments: Hello everyone! My life has been definitely a whirlwind since highschool. Went to FSU for 2 years and hated that town. I became a Catering Manager (and no I do not cook, I plan) for The Hilton Hotel. I cater corporate events, x-mas parties and Weddings! So if you know anyone who is getting married send them my way! My boyfriend is from Sweden so I may be living there in the next few years but will definitely make it to the reuinion. Email me anyone who wants to say hello!

Name: Maria Rauchbauer
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Pennsylvania
Date: Feb. 12, 2001
Comments: I would have graduated with this class. I dropped out though. I currently am in college Majoring in Bible and minoring in Human Services. My life is good and full of happiness. My latest joy is my fiancee of 1 1/2 years We will be married on December 8th 2001. He’s a nice guy. I also am an active Christian. I teach Sunday School and sing on a choir. Wow, there really is a God! My life has changed for the better. If you need someone to talk too or remember who I am. Please e-mail me I want to hear from you.

Name: Rebecca (Powell) Sadusky
Class of: 1997
Now living in: New Port Richey
Date: Jan. 31, 2001
Comments: Hey there fellow class mates! Sounds to me like everyone is doing well, glad to hear that. I was married May 10, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada to my wonderful husband Patrick Sadusky (Gulf C/O 91). We have no children except for a 12 month old yellow lab named Cleo. I am currently attending USF and will graduate in May 2002 with a degree in education which means I will probably be your kids’ teacher. I’m still in NPR (No Place Really!) We bought a house here and things are great. Just thought I’d drop a note to those who might remember me. Feel free to email me if you do. Take care and I’ll see you at the reunion in 5 years!

Name: Victoria (Tory) Gillespie
Class of: ?1997?
Now living in: Brooklyn, New York
Date: Jan. 25, 2001
Comments: Hi! I was just checking out the site because Jen asked me to. I was the very quiet girl in the back of the room that cried when I had to speak in front of the class. I left Gulf in ’95 but should have graduated with this class. But I went to school with most of you since third grade. So if anyone wants to talk about really old times please write. Right now I’m a biology major at Hunter University and I also work as a tutor.

Name: ROB PENDER
Class of: 1997
Now living in: NORTH CAROLINA
Date: Jan. 8, 2001
Comments: WELL I HAVE BEEN IN THE MARINES FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND I AM CURRENTLY IN OKINAWA JAPAN ON MY WAY TO HONG KONG, FUJI, AND KOREA HERE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. AND TO A FRIEND OF MINE I FINALLY WROTE ON HERE HAPPY NOW. SEE YAH IN KOREA KING. LATER EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT LATER.

Name: Emilio “Tico” Sanchez
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Charleston, SC
Date: Nov. 29, 2000
Comments: Hey, class of ’97! This is Tico’s sister, Daniela. Wanted to let you all know that he recently married. He and his wife Abby are doing well, currently living in Charleston, SC. Both are stationed there in the Coast Guard. If you would like to contact him, please email me with the address provided. They will be visiting after the holidays. Warmest wishes!

Name: Jennifer Busby
Class of: 1997
Now living in: Panama City!
Date: Nov. 26, 2000
Comments: Just wanted to say hi! I moved after graduation and so I haven’t seen anybody in YEARS! Write and let me know what’s up. Hope everyone is doing good!

Name: Dana M. King
Class of: 97
Now living in: FT. POLK, LA
Date: Sept. 6, 2000
Comments: Hello to all that remember me! I hope that life is treating everyone as well as it is me. Since high school I have been attending NSU, and serving in the Army as a Military Police Investigator. If you get a chance, send an e-mail my way. Take it easy!

Name: christina whitman [no e-mail address supplied]
Class of: 1997
Now living in: new port richey
Date: Aug. 6, 2000
Comments: hello eveyone!! I’am still in new port richey

Name: Brooke Sirois
From: New Port Nowhere
Date: 2000-05-16 18:26:17
Comments: Well Hello there everybodeeee! Even though I never made it through my Junior year, I’m still C/O ’97 and wanted to say hey to anyone who paid attention when I actually showed up for class…Things are MUCH better now. I’m engaged to Martin Quinn (River Ridge, sorry) and we have a wonderful 21mo. old boy named Austin. I never thought I’d make it this far…to anyone I ever beat up, (Noelle, Samantha, Norman Wood)sorry….I’m actually kinda nice now.heeheehee. keep in touch, my e-mail is doughouse99@msn.com. Congrats to Nikki and Joe.

Name: Justin Fisher
From: New Port Richey
Date: 2000-04-25 20:13:02
Comments: Wow…..what’s up class of 1997!!! If anyone remembers me…..the gum king!!! Please email me to let me know what’s up. I have been attending the Univeristy of south Florida, I am an accounting major. I miss high school so much….hope the one’s who are currently attending don’t take it for granted! Have fun and take it slow, it goes by so fast.

Name: Amy Cappisillo-Schaediger
From: New York
Date: 2000-03-21 03:26:21
Comments: I miss everyone from the class of 1997. Let’s all keep in touch.

Name: Nikki Friedman
From: Holiday fl
Date: 2000-02-24 02:53:26
Comments: Hello class of 1997! I am doing great.Since graduation I have been doing a little of everything college, work,traveling and now planning a wedding. Joe deluca (class of 95) and I will be married in june 2000. Who saw that coming. Where does the time go?

Name: jody bower
From: florida
Date: 1999-12-03 00:19:55
Comments: Hey class of 97!!!! just came in here to see what everyone has been up to in the past few years! hopefully i will talk to some of you soon.

Name: Amy Cappisillo
Year of graduation: 1997
Comments: I just was curious about this guestbook. I would like to see If I can contact some people. See you in 2007. Hugs and Kisses.

Name: Crystal Brault (Drake)
From: live in kansas
Date: 1999-06-30 17:27:17
Comments: Hello to the class of ’97. Hope to here from anyone out there.