Hello RVHS Class of 1991 Alumni!! Thanks to all who contributed in making our 20 year reunion a success! It was so wonderful to see everyone! There are two slide shows posted. One that was shown at the reunion dinner made up of old RVHS pics, as well as a slide show of pics from the whole reunion weekend! Hope you like them! Please keep in touch so we can get everyone at the next one!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Reunion Dinner Awards!

(Thanks to Dustin and Bobby for being good sports! They clearly were not balding, and didn’t have grey hair! Dale was being a stinker and refused to take off his hat to show us what he had under there, and those were the only men we had at the dinner from our class!)

• Most Excited for Reunion - Party Hat, Beads, Glasses, Horn
Tosha Scott who made flight reservations almost a year early

• Most Grey Hair – Just for Men Hair Color
Dustin (just to be nice, he volunteered for it even though he didn’t show any grey)

• Most Children – Calgon Bath & Ear Plugs
Tosha Scott with 8 children

• Newest Parent – Energy Drink
Amber Blair Stahr who has a beautiful baby girl

• Newest Grandparent – “Grandkids” Picture Frame
Kristen Smith has an adorable Grandson

• Longest Married – Sparkling Cider & K-Y jelly
Becky Wilkins Johnson has been married to Stuart Johnson for 19 years!

• Most Recently Married – Sparkling Cider & K-Y jelly
Amber Blair Stahr got married about a year and a half ago

• Most Educated Classmate – Degree Frame
Amber Whiting has TWO Bachelors and a Masters Degree!

• Least Traveled Classmate – Vacation Magazine & Luggage Tags
Andrea Martin Greer who lives in RV (she did move away for a little while before moving back)

• Most Dangerous Career – “Last Will and Testament” kit
Gaylene Tool for fireworks. She actually wires the explosives, designs the launch area and makes sure they go off right. WOW!

• Most Hair Lost – Giant Comb
Bobby Whitehead (by default!)

• Most Exciting / Interesting Career – Newsweek Photo Frame
Melony Darnell Opheim who counsels sex offenders

• Farthest Traveled Classmate – Rolled Travel Blanket
Bobby Whitehead (he won over Tosha by 100 miles!)

Thanks to Renae Martin Thomas for putting this together. It was so fun!!

Favorite School Memories given by RVHS class of 1991

• I remember cheering for the Elks when they won the State Basketball Championship. They cut down the nets, but they left a piece up there. We lifted Christie Awtry up and took it! • We had a cheer that went “Hey you, with the ball, trip and fall” and one time we were doing that cheer and one of our players stole the ball from the other team and then tripped and fell... Oops... • I actually enjoyed the van/bus rides to games and competitions. We would all talk and laugh and have a good time. • I remember having many treats and fun activities in Physics class... We made cardboard boats once and brought them out to Bartlett Lake to test them. Jason Davis and Dustin Johnson used a huge watermelon box from Safeway. They had to get in it to see if it would float. They both stood in it and it sunk to the bottom, but it was so big the top was still out of the water! Very funny... • Thank you Mr. Fritz for keeping me interested in Math! • Mrs. Knight made Speech and Drama fun and interesting. She helped me find my voice. • The pride stick!! Did they really beat each other up to get it??? • I enjoyed watching the Elks run onto the field and break through the big banners while the band played! Once the banner did not break and we had a huge Elk Pile Up. • Hanging out with friends at Elkland • The field trips to the “big city”, AKA Phoenix • Round Valley School Spirit!!! • The games…I loved cheerleading, the assemblies, the bon fires…the dances after the games! • Growing up in a small town, knowing pretty much everyone at RVHS • Mrs. Rider actually did prepare me for college level English and I was very thankful for that! She taught me to love English and literature. Doc Thurber was a rock star! He taught me French for 3 years and how to play the violin! • Mrs. Haws was a serious multi-tasker who taught me to type, develop film, how to report in and edit a newspaper! • Mr. Corley was definitely a super cool teacher! He made chemistry interesting, fun and memorable. • Decorating our lockers • Band and our band trip to Magic Mountain • Mrs. Hamblin stayed after school to help me understand algebra and my grade went from a C to an A because she took the time out of her schedule to help. • Dances in the cafeteria • Night Snow Tubing in the winter • I always loved Mrs. Jessie Slade. She was just a kind counselor who took a genuine interest in the students of RVHS. • We did awesome things in home-Ec! I sewed an outfit that ran on the runway at the Round Valley Auditorium! Home-Ec is also where I got valuable experience in teaching and taking care of kids. I use all those skills on a daily basis. • Graduation Pranks • Summer Football Camp with Workman (yelling right outside my bedroom window) • Playing pranks on Mr. Smith. We had such fun in his class! • Football games outside in the cold. You had to bundle up with your friends to keep warm and then jumping up out from under the quilt to scream and yell for an exciting play on the field. • Basketball games in the gym! The sounds of the squeaking shoes and the creaking wood on the floor and the thunder of cheers! Assemblies in the gym were awesome, too. • When Greg and the other student council members did the ding a ling song and the church lady skits!!! • 7th Grade Snake bite from “Huggie” the python. • Angela Palmrose (Ingram) playing Coach Workman in an assembly skit. To get the physical characteristics just right she walked around on her knees and stuffed the belly of her shirt. • Mr. Paul Pate (vocational Auto) made learning enjoyable. • The annual Ski club trip to Utah was pretty amazing. • One glaringly useful thing that I learned was how to type. • Mr. Lester showed me how to navigate Elk riddled mountain roads for hours on end. • Taking stats for wrestling with Marla Simshauser. • Making donut runs. • The one that always comes to mind is taking State in Softball as a senior. That was one of the best times. I always think of the sports that I played and the friendships that were made on each of those teams. • Coach Willis Haws was our Softball Coach when we took state, he gave each player an opportunity to show their ability and didn't care if you were one of the popular ones or one of the ones that was always chosen first. You got to play because you earned the right and because you worked hard to be able to play hard. • Freshman initiation...I don't know if they do anything like they did to us, but for volleyball we had to wear bell bottom pants and wear Noxima on our faces. My face was never so soft as it was when I finally washed that stuff off and to think, people wear bell bottoms these days as a fashion thing. • Water balloon fights that last week of school. • Hanging out at "the dirt" and looking for the party. • The first day of my Freshman year with high school being a brand new experience and filled with excitement & nervousness. • Going to a school that was small enough to almost know everyone. • Cruising Main Street • Playing foosball at Elkland • 8th grade Legislature trip was so fun! Coming from being so isolated in Round Valley to going to the big city and getting to do things that city kids take for granted. • Giving tours of the “new high school” to the incoming freshmen and demonstrating the self-flushing toilets! • Getting away with pretty much everything at school my senior year because I was in student council and the principal liked us! • Good friends, fun times, lasting memories!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Reunion Agenda

Friday 7/1, 7pm RVHS Class of 1991 20-Year Reunion kicks off tonight at 7pm with float prep at Amber Whiting's parents home in Spingerville!  We can't wait to see everyone over the weekend! Please be safe! (If you need directions, please Facebook Dani or email her at danirhall@msn.com.)

Saturday 7/2, 12-2
-FAMILY PICNIC at RVPS (940 E Maricopa in Springerville)…  Bring your own lunch/drinks. Bring chairs/blanket if you can. Kids play, adults hang out and visit.

Saturday 7/2, 2:30 pm
-TOUR of RVHS for those who want to go, given to us by RVHS Principal John Allen.

Saturday 7/2, 6pm
 -Adult only DINNER/REUNION PARTY at Booga Reds (521 E Main St Springerville phone# (928) 333-2640)
-Each person/couple will order off of the menu for dinner. There will be $5 added to each ticket (each couple is one ticket) to cover the room rent for our event, chips & salsa, and dessert.
-Following the dinner, there will be music/dancing for those who want to and the bar will be open.

Monday, 7/5
-PARADE, bring your own candy to throw.
The time will be announced at dinner, it will probably be around 9am.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reunion planning meeting

The next reunion planning meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 6pm. Everyone welcome!! We will be at Peiwei at Dana Park. That is just South of the 60 on the West side of Val Vista. Hope to see you there! Let us know if you are coming and we will save a seat for you. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Important!! Reunion questions and updates!! Please read and respond!!

Hi all-
1. We're building a memory book. Please see the questionaire at the end of this post, complete, and email back to rvhs1991@gmail.com with a current photo (self or family or significant others etc). (You will have to cut and paste the questionaire into a document and then email it to rvhs1991@gmail.com, sorry for the trouble.) Information can be used at the reunion and/or in the memory book (which will be available for purchase in the near future). If you can't attend the reunion, this info will also be used to give an update about you and yours. Please send back by June 1, 2011 please.
2. We want to give back to RV schools, and RV schools are in a financial crisis (like many others). After trying to think of a worthwhile gift, we decided cash donations would be most helpful during this time. We'll have tax credit information (100% tax deductible if you are a resident of AZ) at all reunion events. Any money donated can be designated to specific events/activities/curriculums/clubs/teams etc that you feel worthy of some help. We'll have more information available, but just wanted to get you thinking about giving back.
3. Who's interested in a tour of the school and dome on Saturday? Let us know.
4. We need your help in finding our classmates. Especially those that graduated with us, but all classmates from all years. PLEASE pass on information. They can email us here at rvhs1991@gmail.com, or visit our blog and contact us at rvhsclassof1991.blogspot.com , or contact us on facebook "Round Valley Class of 1991".
I hope everyone is doing great. Hope to hear from you soon if you haven't already RSVP'd.
Amber Whiting Meek

Memory Book Questionnaire


Family:  _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ Print Y / N
Phone: home________________________________________________________ Print Y / N
                Cell_______________________________________________________ Print Y / N
Email:______________________________________________________________ Print Y / N
Do you want address/phone/email printed in the memory book? We need an address to mail you the finished memory book, and we’d like contact info for reunion purposes.
What do you spend your time doing now?___________________________________________________________
What are highlights from your life since high school? ______________________________________________
Favorite memories from our school years together ____________________________________________________
Any special staff or faculty you’d like to mention and why? _______________________________________
What traditions or events from our school years do you remember/enjoy/cherish/laugh at? ________
What did you learn in high school that you still use/remember/value today? _______________________
What qualities of school life in RV in the 80-90’s do you wish your kids could experience today?___
Are you willing to help with the next reunion? Y / N  
Should our next reunion be a 25 year or 30 year reunion?