Brian and Natalie (Floyd) Terry, both graduates of DHS, live in Independence, Oregon with their two children, Emily (6) and Kade (4). Natalie graduated from Western Oregon University in June, 2003 with a BS in Education and Brian will graduate in March, 2004 with a BS in International Business. Brian is starting a wild land firefighting and contracting business this summer. Natalie is substituting this year and is looking for a teaching job in Idaho, where they plan to move in the summer. Emily is in kindergarten and loves it. And Kade goes to preschool. You can contact them at
courtesy of Natalie Terry.
This is a pregnant picture of Michelle Bobo and Leslie Bobo, both
DHS grads, taken on Dec. 28th.
Congratulations Ladies!! Photo courtesy of Leslie Bobo.
An annual Christmas holiday tradition within the Delta hockey community is
to have games between the current Delta Huskies high school team and the
alumnus home for the holidays. This year, there were several rousing games.
Pictured in this game from December 29 are Delta Huskies alumnus (left to right) Cody White (DHS '01), Chris
Zachgo (DHS '00), and Jake Eggleston (DHS '95). Photo courtesy of Steve
DHS grad Isaac Parker AT the South Pole. He is working there as a diesel mechanic. The temperatures average 30 - 50 below. He indicated that a highlight was experiencing the total solar eclipse with a team from
National Geographic. Photo courtesy of Barbara Parker
Taylor Ricaporte, daughter of Ryan and Holly (Crandall) Ricaporte, Graduate of
1998) recently attended a gymnastics clinic given by 1996 Olympic gold
medallist Dominique Moceanu (shown here). Courtesy of Joe Crandall
Lael Echo-Hawk at her graduation from the University of Washington Law School in June. Lael was informed last
Saturday that she passed the Washington State Bar! She is employed as a Tulalip Tribal Attorney and lives in Seattle.
Congrats Lael!! Photo courtesy of Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi.
Brooklyn Hollembaek and Miguel Lopez playing in the sun in Seattle. Brooklyn's
grandparents are Ruby and Scott Hollembaek of Delta, Miguel's are Howard and
Yvonne Echo-Hawk also of Delta. Photo Courtesy Abigail EchoHawk Lopez
Jessica Marchuk (DHS '96) and her niece Brenna (11 mos) in May '03.
Brenna was born June 27, 2002 to Hanni Marchuk. Hanni and Brenna live in Delta
and Jessica is currently living and working in Anchorage. Photo courtesy
of Jessica Marchuk.
This is a picture of Michelle (Sharp) Trulove working at Yukon Fuel Company.
Michelle and her son Conner (4) are currently living in Anchorage. She has continued
singing and is
performing in a fundraiser for the Alaska AIDS Assistance Association on Saturday night.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Trulove.
Dan Louis Glass III, son of Teresa (Dorff) and Dan Glass, both formerly of Delta
Jct and DHS
graduates, class of 2000 and 1998. Dan was born on October 24, 2002 in
Fairbanks. Photo courtesy of Teresa Glass.
This is a picture of Delta resident Isaac Parker who is working for Alaska Dept.
of Fish and Game in Sitka Alaska. Isaac is surveying fish streams and as this
picture shows there is a bumper crop of Pink Salmon in the region. The hazards
of this work is evident by the shotgun Isaac is carrying. Isaac reports his bear
count is up to 56 so far. Photo Courtesy Isaac Parker
Justin Atwell, a 1998 graduate of DHS, fishing in Valdez with his Dad. Holding up a large
Rock Fish. Photo Courtesy Charlie Atwell
On June 28, James Rogers won second place in The High Desert
Open Weightlifting Championships in Reno, Nevada. This was a pre-qualifying lift
for the Youth Olympics James is a
recent graduate from DHS (2003). His parents, are John and Janette
Rogers. Photo Courtesy Nanci Ruthschild-Kennedy
Mike and Leslie on their trip to
Red Rock Mountain outside Las Vegas. Photo courtesy Leslie Bobo
This is 9 months old Alessandra Mykayla Gibbs, David Jr and Maria
Gibbs youngest daughter. The family resides in Palm Springs CA.
Proud grandparents? Why David Sr and Frieda Gibbs of course!
Photo Courtesy David Gibbs
Howard and Yvonne EchoHawk have the pleasure of announcing the
engagement of their daughter Elisabeth Echo-Hawk to Eruera Kawe
son of Huikakahu Brian and Janice Kawe of New Zealand. Lis is a
2000 graduate of DHS. Lis and Eruera are pictured above in Kona,
Hawaii where they both live and work with Youth With A Mission
Island Breeze, a missionary organization. The wedding will be held
in Kona, Hawaii at the Keauhou Beach Resort Aug. 30, 2003. If you
would like to offer your congratulations or attend the wedding you
can write to Lis at PO Box 1137, Kapa'au, HI 96755 or email her at
Photo courtesy Abigail (EchoHawk) Lopez
Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for Derek & Kailey Mills
seen here as they register for the 2003 Delta Library Summer Reading
Program "Laugh it Up @ Your Library". That's Library Aides Amy
VanderZwaag and Anne Baker lending a hand. Derek and Kailey's parents
are Derek and Sheryl Mills, and their grandparents are Sherry and Lou
Carmelita Mills. Photo Courtesy Joyce McCombs
Amber (Blake) Boothe a former Delta Resident,
husband Daryl Boothe of Woodstock Alabama
with their seven and half month old son Andrew Boothe.
Photo Courtesy Amber Boothe
Chris and Miguel Lopez pose for a picture in
their apartment in Seattle. Chris is the husband of Abigail EchoHawk,
a 97' DHS graduate. Miguel is their two year old son. Picture by
Abigail EchoHawk Lopez. Photo Courtesy Abigail (EchoHawk) Lopez
This is Devin and his little brother Jaydon hiding in clothes racks
at the store. Devin will be 7 in September and Jaydon will be 3 on
May 30th. Both are the sons of Jayme (Braswell) Wilson. 1997
Graduate of Delta High. We reside in Rochester Minnesota where my
husband is a Navy Recruiter. Photo Courtesy Jayme Wilson
Graduating Class of 2003
Delta Greely School District, Graduating Class of 2003.
see an enlargement.
Photo Courtesy Kathy Sharp -- May 19
Caleb Parker and my son, Matthew, have been
friends since kindergarten. Both young men
selected new Bibles as their graduation gift from the Delta
Ministerial Association. Photo courtesy Kathy Sharp
Vicki Jurgens, a 1985 Delta graduate, with her two Dalmatian dogs.
Vicki is a flight attendant with United Airlines and lives in the
San Diego area. She's hoping to "bop" back into Delta for a short
time to see everyone this summer and help her mother, "Mrs. J,"
enjoy her retirement from teaching.
Photo courtesy of Ilene Jurgens.
John Jenkins Jr. hides by his Aunt Gen from the
camera. Lil' J is the son of former Delta residents John and
Gwen (John) Jenkins. Genevieve currently lives in the Los
Angeles area. She plans to marry this summer. Photo
by Katie Johnson.
Michelle Trulove and Rebecca Frenzl pose with
three of the judges from the Karaoke contest that Michelle had just
won. Michelle took first place and won two round trip tickets
to sunny California! Rebecca also sang and tied for fifth
place! Congrats to both former Delta residents! Photo
by Katie Johnson.
Jenni Dewar, DHS alumni, and her mom, Judy at Amy Gappa's
recent baby shower. Amy is due to have a little boy within the
month. Photo by Katie Johnson.
Katie Johnson cuddles with Jesse Addison while she
visited his mom, Amy Gappa, in Fairbanks in late March. Jesse
will turn four in May and is expecting a baby sister soon! Photo
courtesy of Katie Johnson.
Holly, DHS class of '98, (Crandall) and daughter Taylor Ricaporte have been visiting relatives in the Delta
area. They are about to depart on one of many four wheeler rides that
four year old Taylor enjoys. Photo by Joe Crandall.
The Marchuk family, Walter (DHS 74), Cheryl (DHS 75), their daughters Jessica (DHS 96) and Hanni (DHS 98), their cousin Alaina Kemp and Hanni's daughter Brenna enjoyed Christmas in a warmer climate this year. This picture was taken at Sea World, Florida during their two week vacation.
Photo courtesy of Hanni Marchuk.
Myong Gartz, Delta High Graduate of '98, gave birth to a baby girl,
Kenna Mae Sampayan on Nov 20, 2003. Photo courtesy of Susan Bancroft
DHS graduate of '95).
Above is Sean Purucker's newest creation, the Barbarian Bird, it won 3rd Place in Washington's
larges Halloween costume contest for 2003. For more on Sean,
see the Community News below. Photo courtesy of Sean Purucker.
Sara Stolz a Delta Graduate of 2000 and son Kyle Preston Stolz who is
now 7 months old, Are sitting at home at home on Eielson AFB. Kyle was born
June 6th 2003 at Basset Army Hospital on Ft. Wainwright. Photo courtesy
of John Stolz.
John Stolz and his dad Phillip take a break on a trip out of coal mine
road after a successful hunt. John and Phil are both former delta residents. John,
a '98 graduate, his wife Sara, and son Kyle are now stationed at Eielson
AFB. John is a Tactical Aircraft Mechanic and Crew Chief on an F16-C Fighting Falcons for
USAF. Photo courtesy of John Stoltz.
Pictured above are Rachel Groppel and Tommy Sauer, both former
residents and DHS graduates. Tommy and Rachel have recently gotten engaged
and plan to marry in Alaska in the fall. Photo courtesy of Rachel
Starrlyn and mom enjoying a day out on the ranch. Starr and Mom (Jennifer Murray
DHS grad 99) are living in Issaquah WA.
Looking forward to coming home to visiting Grandma and Grandpa (Jaime and Mike Murray) with uncle Steven this Christmas.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Murray.
Above, DHS graduate Christie DuBois is pictured at Whitworth College in Spokane on the set of the play "Agnes of God" where she played the character of psychiatrist Dr. Livingston. In the second photo, Christie DuBois is pictured with DHS graduate Cale
Wingfield, who traveled from the University of Idaho to the watch Christie perform in "Agnes".
Photo courtesy of Steve DuBois.
Jason Aillaud and Rebekah Todd, DHS 1999 graduates, and Miska the Dog, enjoying (?) a canoe ride on Tangle Lakes on the single rainiest July day in Interior Alaska weather records.
Photo courtesy of Cindy Aillaud.
Tommy Sauer playing with his daughter, Katie Paige Sauer, in West Palm beach, Florida. Katie will be 3 years old October 30th. Tommy is the son of Debbie Diviney and DHS grad, class of 94.
Photo courtesy of Rachel Groppel.
Christy & Wesley Hollembaek at DHS Graduation 2003 (seeing Uncle Russ graduate).
Photo Courtesy Ruby Hollembaek.
Pictured are Amy VanderZWaag and her new puppy, Mandy. Amy raised "Wanda" to be a guide dog for a blind person. Wanda is currently training at the
Guide Dogs of the Desert School in California. Mandy is going to be dog
"for keep." Photo courtesy of Amy VanderZWaag.
Brian Aillaud, another Delta High School grad, rock climbing at Grapefruit
Rocks. Photos Courtesy Cindy Aillaud
Delta High School grad, Heidi Eckman, rock climbing at Grapefruit Rocks off
the Elliot Highway.
Cammy Mason and Michael Vasquez were married among friends and
family on July 11th, in Las Vegas Nevada. Both Cammy and Michael reside in
Seattle, Washington. Photo Courtesy Cammy (Mason) Vasquez
Cammy Mason (DHS 95) was married July 11th, in Las Vegas
Nevada to Michael Vasquez. Her Matron of Honor was Sarah (Wager) Hand (DHS 95)
who flew from Maine to take part in the event. Photo Courtesy Cammy (Mason)
(Crandall) Ricaporte, Brad Russell and Shane Fett had a chance to
visit while at Brad's business, Fish Central, in Valdez on Sunday
afternoon. Photo by Joe Crandall
Buckley Hollembaek with his first Halibut. Taken in Valdez June 13, 2003. Photo
Courtesy Ruby Hollembaek
Here is a photo of Ryan hiking the Grand Canyon in the state he
now lives in Arizona. This is the Angel Bride Trail. Ryan is
a DHS graduate from 1994. Photo Courtesy Ryan Parton
Travis Zernick and Michelle Bobo (DHS '91) were married among family on
Saturday, June 21st. The wedding and reception were held at Wolf Lodge in
Coeur D'Alene, ID. Photo Courtesy Michelle Zernick (Bobo)
Genevieve John and Matt Dickenson exchanging vows in the
presence of many
friends and relatives. Their wedding date was June 21, 2003 in sunny San
Diego. Photo Courtesy
Gwendolyne John Jenkins
Michelle (Sharp) Trulove recently completed her education to
become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She graduated top in her class
and will take her state exams at the end of the month. She received her new hospital scrubs (uniform) as a
graduation present from Mom and Dad. Photo Courtesy Kathy Sharp
Lael Echo-Hawk (in the middle) celebrates with
friends the end of class. Lael is graduating from the University of
Washington Law School on June 15, 2003. She is a 1995 graduate of
DHS. She graduates with the prestigious positions as the
Vice-President of the Student Body and the President of the Native
American Law Student Association. She has been hired to work as a
lawyer for a Native tribe in the Seattle area. Her family has
joined her in Seattle to celebrate this
occasion, if you would like to offer you congratulations or join us
for the party in Seattle o the 14th email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Courtesy Abigail Echo-Hawk Lopez
Barbi "Kephart" Ouellette, a 1986 graduate of
Delta, who currently resides in Palmer. Pictured in the photo
are her family at a recent fishing trip to Homer 6/6/03. Seen is
Tyler (8), Mark, Ryan (15), and Barbi.
Three long time friends graduated together this year.
Left to right: Paul Bealer, Caleb Parker, and Matthew Sharp. Each of
these young men achieved
the rank of Eagle Scout during their scouting careers and were also
recipient's of the local Spirit of Youth Award. Their Eagle Scout
have made a lasting impression on the community. Paul built the
reading gazebo at the city library, Caleb built picnic tables for
Pioneer's Park, and Matt's project was the "Prayer Garden" on the
bank of the Delta River behind the First Baptist Church.
Photo Courtesy Kathy Sharp -- May 29
Justin Arthur Smith and Brian Lowell Geise just after graduation.
Photo courtesy Bill Smith
After a three month tour in Kuwait and Iraq, with the
82nd Airborne from Ft. Bragg, SGT Ryan Ricaporte, his wife Holly and
daughter Taylor are able to spend a few days visiting relatives and
friends in Delta. Photo courtesy Joe Crandall
His first Haircut!
Carter Douglas Edward Christopherson, son of Mikel Eric Christopherson (DHS '86), did not cry until the end... And this looks like it is about the end!
Carter, born on November 13, 2001, lives in Anchorage with his mom, Nicole,
dad, Mikel, and 3 year old sister, Erica. Mom (University of Alaska
Fairbanks, '94) is a CPA with the ASRC Service Center Inc (a wholly owned
subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, an Alaska Native owned for
profit corporation). Dad is walking for his graduation at the University of
Alaska Anchorage, on May 4. He actually completed his BS in Finance last
December and now works as a Program Analyst for Alutiiq, LLC (a wholly owned
subsidiary of Afognak Native Corporation (ANC), an Alaska Native owned for
profit corporation. ANC represents some of the Alutiiq peoples of the Kodiak
Island group and southern coastal Alaska.)
Reuben John Jr. gives a solemn
glace at the camerawoman in late March. His Auntie Katie snapped this
picture while visiting him and his parents in Fairbanks. Photo by Katie