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998 Wednesday, June 10, 1998' Mercer Island Reporter A3 Seniors spout off about high. school, future onday night, the Mercer Island High School class of 1998 will walk across a stage in Meydenbauer Auditorium, their symbolic passage from teenagers to adults-As they head out into the world of college, work and adult responsi- bilites, here‘s what a few of the grad- uating senios had to say about high school and their hopes for the future. Erica Harjck “ www.5eanet.com/~admiral email:admiral@seanet.com (next to Oh! Chocolate) Councilmembers: Bryan Cairns Clancy, Deputy Mayor Judy Clibborn Gordy Erlberg, Mayor Alan Merltle John Nelson Peter Orser Erik Flynn Why the se— nior class is so great: “There‘s a lot of school spir- it — people are very accepting and try to include everyone.“ What he‘ll m i s s “Friendship.” Congratulations «,Mercer Island . Grads, 2701 - 76th Ave. SE Mercer Island ,t Restrictions apply 232-7600 CITY or MERCER ISLAND COUNCIL MEETINGS Councilmembers do not have offices at City Hall; however, they do receive their mail at: City of Mercer Island 9611 SE 36th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040 To leave a message for a Councilmember call 236—5300. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED: Council Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall the first and third' Monday of every month; Special Meetings and Study Sessions begin at 6:00 pm; Regular Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Regular Business: Please call Kirk Vinish, Acting City Clerk CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 15, 1998 o Adopt New Minimum Street Standard ‘0 'Adopt’Si‘xeYear TranSportation Plan r i o ; Project Scoping for Thrift Shop 0 'v Yousseftgh Formal Subdivision {206) 236-3572 Corbin ' T albott HickeynFreeman southwick H. Freeman & Sons on Men’s 6} Women’s Clothing Remodeling Sale We have purchased thousands of dollars of additional inventory from our suppliers in order to nuke this the LARGEST SALE in our 58 your history! " Thursday, June llth -' Sunday, June 21st We are offering tremendous savings on: Men’s Hesiery .B....‘.......Reg. $12 eachr3 pair for $11900 , Polo Ralph Lauren....,........TOTAL LIQUIDATION! Men’s Wool Blazers..~...............Reg. $29 °° $19900 Men’s Wool Trousers..*..................Reg. $135"0 $6900 ‘ Silk Neckwear..............................Reg. 3555"0 $1900 Cutter & Buck Bobby Jones Worries about the future: “I don‘t plan on having any problems.“ Proudest achievement of class of ‘98: “Leadership. We‘ve just got a ton of leaders. No one‘s worried about what everyone‘s going to say about them. In essence, we all follow each other.“ Tyler Branham Biggest post-graduation challenge: “Getting through college in four years.“ Funniest person in the senior class: “I think all my friends are funny." Roles model: “Jeremy Briggs, the baseball coach. He has a lot of respect and honor and he tries to do every- thing the right way.“ On the school construction: “This (the new commons) is a hangar. It‘s no good.“ What he won‘t miss: “Senior girls. I personally only like two 0fthem.“ Jamie Koehler What she’ll ~ m i s s: “T h e friends, relation- ships, kids I‘ve gone to school with since I was two years old. You don‘t find that very often.” On high school cliques: “If you’re Geiger o Vera Bradley Foxcroft £111. 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As a whole. the class is really diverse.“ Worries about the graduates: “I fear people will stop caring about each other. People are so self—ab- sorbed. I’m afraid they‘ll stop reach- ing out to other." What she‘s happy to leave: “The way. people blow things out of pro- portion. They make a big deal out of things that aren‘t.“ Brittany Kammerer On the senior class: “It’s amazing. There are so many different talents. abilities, intelligence. I feel like every— one‘s going somewhere." Role models: “Dave Bentley, my band teacher and my father.“ Fears about‘college: “I‘m worried about adjusting. But one of the things Bentley taught me is to have a positive CRUISE Great Prices — Personalized service We know the Ships! 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I don‘t like routine.“ What she‘ll miss: "The high school atmosphere. We work hard and have pressure but the pressures now are less." Influences: “Parents. The decisions you make and the things you go .through, they‘ve been there." Jordan Lott W h at h e ‘ l I miss: “I‘ll miss my friends. I still hang out with my T—ball team.“ Role models: “Scott Swerland, an older friend.“ On expecta- tions at MIHS: “In s 0 me s c h o o l s people may ask you. “Are you going to college?‘ Here it‘ss‘Where are you going to college?” On success: “I want to be successful for myself, not for the math teacher I liked.“ ' ' Challenges for the senior class: “Living without your parents, with- mm wee ‘by many senior out being someone’s kid." What he‘s glad to leave: “I won't have to deal with the Mercer Island High School bureaucracy.“ Alexa Maron Best thing about high school: “The ' connections I‘ve made with people have been so strong.“ What she won‘t miss: “Not being completely independent." On the future: “I'm looking for- ward to the future. but I look back on high school positively.“ Nick Glant . On class uni- ty: "This class is more together than previous ones. I think of myself as a floater.“ Challenges the class will face: “Some kids in high school think they‘re indepen- dent — but they still need that $20 from their parents.“ Shirin Vossoughi Influences: “My older brother. He‘s a role model. And teachers. They made me think about what I want to value." Worries: “I worry about violence. It bothers me a lot and I don’t think anything's being done about it.“ On friends: I‘m not worried about making new friends. but my best friends in my life will be from high school." 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