Laudable Lynx



Dimond High School effectively educates young people through the cooperative efforts of the entire Dimond community: students, teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, alumni, and school-business partners. During the 2006-2007 school year, Dimond students were awarded $4,313,847 in scholarships! Please join us in recognizing the following Laudable Lynx:

Award Winning Lynx
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Whitney Schoenthal

Dimond junior Whitney Schoenthal earned the Silver Award in sculpture for “Funky Monkey” in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

BP Principals and Commissioner's Scholarship
Erin West

Dimond senior Erin West was selected as a 2007 Large School Region BP Principals and Commissioner’s Scholarship recipient.

Drama, Debate, and Forensics State Championship
Erik Peterson
Savannah Parker
Jenna Jeffryes
Justin Oller
Cole Ratcliff
The Dimond DDF team distinguished
themselves at the state DDF competition this weekend, with a 4th place in Lincoln/Douglas debate by sophomore Erik Peterson, a 4th place in Policy Debate by Junior Savannah Parker and Senior Jenna Jeffryes, and 1st place in Reader's Theater by Freshmen Justin Oller and Cole Ratcliff.
Dimond History Day Contest Winners
The following students were winners in the categories indicated during the 2007 Dimond History Day Contest. Their projects have been sent on to the state History Day contest.
Individual Documentary
Cole Ratcliff
"Hannibal: Challenging Rome's Supremacy"
Carlo Balmas

"Beethoven, Destiny's Hero "

Group Documentary
Susan Nguyen, Sue So "The Tet Offensive: Triumph and Tragedy"
Brianne Busey, Katheryn Carpenter, Tess Hoen, Ashley Devon, and Kalyssa Maile "The 1964 Earthquake"
Individual Exhibit
Terranova Tasker "The Valdez Oil Spill"
Faryal Malik "The Birth of Pakistan"
Group Exhibit
Dylan Hartley and Beau Ingram "Shattering The Color Barrier"
Anna Lau and Gianna Cinquegrani "The Serum Run of 1925"
Individual Performance
Brittany Hippe "Elizabeth Perotrovich"
Group Performance
Hannah Gould, Lena Hummel, and Erin Laichak "Pocket Full of Posies: a Tale of the Great Fire of London"
Individual Paper
Robin Stramp "The Triumph and Tragedy of May 4, 1972"
Taylor Adams "The Love Canal"
Dimond Poetry Poster Contest

The following students were winners in the 2007 Dimond Poetry Contest. The title of each student's poem is listed in the right-hand column. Click here for additional details.
Jessie LaRosa “Sick” 
JR Hayward “On Swimming”
Brooke Moore “Do You?”
Kyle Dodson“Untitled” “Untitled”
Sterling Pfleiger & Oliver Martin “Us”
Brennen Lamb “My Dedication”

Faculty and Staff Awards

Cheryl Guyett Ms. Guyett was honored as the 2007-2008 Alaska High School Principal of the Year.
Julye Neel Ms. Neel was recognized as the 2006 Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year. Ms. Neel was also one of three finalists for the 2007 National Assistant Principal of the Year.
Les Matz Mr. Matz was honored as the Alaska Art Educator of the Year.

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Phenomenal Freshmen
September 2006 October 2006

Robin Stramp
Amhad Nasir
Tyler Bennett
Sage Bringman
Ean Wernett
Bryce Monaco
Mitchell Swensen
Jessica Taylor
Brian Ayek
Dahyeon Kim
Pedro Hernandez
Mija Martin
Eric Scott
Symphony Bagsby
Katie (Wen-Ting) Ruan
Tafa (Faatafa) Manogiamanu
Hannah Gould

Eric Cooper
Brittany Hippe
Jessica McVicker
Christian Rapp
Anne Weaver
Tessa Grenier
Christian Rapp
Yana Garvey
Christi Pendelton
Adam Anderson
Max Fancher

November 2006 January 2007

Greta Anderson
Kalyssa Maile
Jaime Baltierra
Stephanie Dizon
Rebekah Skinner
Brenique Lowe
Wyatt Perry
Clayton Sullivan
Oliver Martin
Aimee Rabung
Cody Kirk
Lauren Hanley
Mikayla Smith
Collette Duclos
Nicolle Vazquez-Rivera
Amanda (A.J) Green
Chris Esary
Marla Ochavido
Bernadette Casica
Amanda Howard
Ashley Devon

Brittany Brouillet
Noni Anunciacion (Chad)
Taylor Adams
Kelly Nading
Ashley Deloney
Trevor Romo
Neko Ridgway-Young
Alex Cerny
Tim Watson
Ross McCrorie
Alexis Cobb
Katie Carpenter
Choua Vue
Annalyn Sabio

February 2007  

Lance DuMont
Cherise SanJuan
Kristina Navales
Scott Wamsganz
Hayley Budzinski
Taylor Stanley
Molly Watt
Sikharin Kitchpanich
Marevah Unga
Justin Oller
Stephanie Pinchbeck
Jason Eggleston
Carlo Balmes
Renee Rybczynski
Dale Lockman
Susan Nguyen
Marion Gajoner
Katie Maeder
Matison Deaton


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