Friday, July 31, 2009

Tomorrow Reunion Reminders

We've got three activities going on tomorrow. Here is a reminder about each of them:

  1. Golf Tournament (for those of you who have signed up): Old Mill Golf Course at 9:30 a.m.
  2. Play Date: Butler Park (right behind the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center) from 10:30-12:30. Due the nature of our reunion at the Country Club (only allowing children under the age of 12 months), this play date will give you all the opportunity to introduce your children to one another.
  3. Reunion: Willow Creek Country Club (8505 Willow Creek Dr.) from 6:00-10:00 p.m. There are no tickets to be handed out; your name will simply be on a list at the front door. The dreass is nice casual; we ask that your attire be nicer than a t-shirt and flip flops, but we don't expect anything too dressy.
See you Saturday!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Online Registration Closed

Online registration is closed now, but if you still want to attend the reunion, please come! You can register at the door--the cost is still $36 per person. Please bring cash or check.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Online Registration Ends Tomorrow

Hey everyone! We're getting close to Saturday! To adequately prepare and manage the information we already have, we are not accepting online registration after midnight tomorrow.


Just because the link goes away doesn't mean you can't attend our reunion. In fact, we still want you to come if you change your mind, or somehow miraculously end up in town. You can register at the door on Saturday night! The cost is still $36 per person--please bring cash or check.

Hope to see more of you attend our party on Saturday!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Call for Baby Photos

We're still looking for pictures of your children to use in a reunion activity. Please email them to us at brightonhigh99(at)gmail(d0t) com. Can't wait for Saturday!

Boasting Bengal: Emily Ousley

A year after graduation, Emily moved back to her birth state of Knoxville, Tennessee. She worked as a nurse at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and in 2004, she met her fiance, an Emergency Room physician. The couple enjoyed working together until Emily quit working in 2008 to raise their family.

Emily now has three children: Kaley, 10; Keegan, 7; and Alexander, 14 months. Being a stay-at-home mom is far more demanding than being a nurse, but Emily states she loves every second of it. She is heavily involved in the PTA at the local elementary school where her children attend. She is also the "team mom" for both her daughter's fast-pitch travel softball team and her son's baseball team. Their family spends lots of time at the lake and tries to travel as much as possible.

Emily misses having all of her high school friends all the way across the United States, but she tries to stay in touch as much as possible through Facebook. She loves raising her kids in a small town, and she is very happy with her decision to move back to Tennessee. Emily sends her best wishes to everyone at the reunion and hopes that she can make the next one.

[To keep in touch with Emily, visit her Facebook profile here or her blog here.]

Saturday, July 25, 2009

One Week Left

Can you believe that our 10-year reuion is in just one week? Seems like just yesterday we were planning for this but it was months out. We really do have some awesome things planned and still want to see as many of you as possible! So if you change your minds and want to attend, you can easily register at the door on the evening of the reunion. 

Also, we've gotten several emails about what to wear.  We want the evening to be nice and relaxed, so wear something nice casual.

See you there!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Poll: Who was Your Favorite High School Teacher?

When was the last time you thought about those teachers that relentlessly tried to shape your mind? Well, now you can by answering this week’s poll. Who was your favorite high school teacher?

Here are the latest results (click to enlarge):

If you haven't voted yet, you can still submit your vote here. Complete results will be announced at the reunion!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Boasting Bengal: Tyler Peterson

Since his embarrassing and unsuccessful bid for Brighton Class Moron in 1999, Tyler "Rat Tyla" Peterson underwent an arduous 10-year marketing plan to restore his image in time for this year's landmark reunion. As the product of professional lifestyle consultants and online profile managers, the former write-off has emerged simply as "Mr. Peterson, the Esteemed."

After a brief foray into Psychology, Mr. Peterson used his acute understanding of the human mind to manipulate editors at the Salt Lake Tribune into giving him a job as Chief (ahem, intern) Correspondent. Tired of interviewing famous people like former Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, Mr. Peterson focused his time on blessing the ears of others through piano performance. The culmination of his efforts resulted in a masterful performance of Chopin's Minute Waltz at Libby Gardner Hall to the applause of roughly 10 child prodigies and their wealthy benefactors.

Currently, Mr. Peterson is Regional Account Manager for what his CEO calls "the world's next YouTube." Mr. Peterson will let you look at his stock options contract if you promise not to come begging for money after his golden life-sized statue replaces the seagull atop the gate at South Temple and State Street.

When he's not courting rich investors, Mr. Peterson indulges in his rich and beautiful wife, Emily. The couple has one 5-month-old son, Dean. The proud parents realize their child is ideal for magazines and movies, but they are too sensitive and caring to exploit their infant for money, and instead, kindly let those without children hold him.

On July 30, Mr. Peterson will relocate to Washington, D.C. to earn a Masters in International Affairs. It will only be a matter of time before he is the country's top spy, careening through exploding neighborhoods in terrorist villages and recklessly spending your tax dollars on sports cars and luxury watches. He is planning a book in time for the 20-year reunion. Mr. Peterson may be available to sign copies for a limited fee for those who call in advance. Thank you.

[Mr. Peterson is happy to share his wife's version of their lives on their blog here. E-mail tylerppp(at)hotmail(dot)com if you are interested and he'll grant you access.]

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

May the Best Player Win

It's official! The golf tally is in, and 22 players will tee off looking for bragging rights and the title of BHS 99 champion. Good luck to our participants:

DJ Rosevear
Josh Hansen
Tyler Sorensen
Ben Gundersen
Matthew Nordhoff
Devin Matsumori
Ryan William Baker
Shelby (Felix) Hales & Jared Hales
Tyler Crook
Tony Smith
Matt Garrett
Emily (Goodman) Stinger & Preston Stinger
Luke Larsen
Patrick Williams
Spencer Christensen
Ryan Morton
Jeremy Young
Tyler Swensen
Thomas Gillespie
Sean Escobar

Monday, July 13, 2009

Boasting Bengal: Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson went to Southern Utah University after high school and studied music for two years. Then she moved back to Salt Lake and married her high school sweetheart, Travis Burnett, and they have three beautiful girls: Shali, 6; Savanna, 4; and Kaila, 1. They love to go camping as a family and enjoy time together.

When Julia isn't spending time taking care of her kids, she loves to play soccer. She has been playing goalkeeper in a women's league for about 6 years--and sometimes plays in up to three teams at a time! Julia plays 11v11 at the Jordan Soccer complex for a team called Mayhem, and last month she joined a team to play a tournament in Boise. They took first place and had a lot of fun. Not to discriminate the warmer weather, Julia plays women's 6v6, coed 7v7, and indoor soccer during the winter.

[Catch up with Julia and all her adventures on her blog here.]

Friday, July 10, 2009

Playdate for Children

While those that have signed up to play golf, we have organized a play date for the rest of us. Due the nature of our reunion at the Willow Creek Country Club (only allowing children under the age of 12 months), this play date will give you all the opportunity to catch up with each other while meeting some of your friend's little ones.

The Play Date is scheduled for Saturday August 1st at 10:30 a.m. at Butler Park (right behind the Cottonwood Heights Rec Center).

Bring the chil'ens and get ready to socialize!

Poll: Which BHS Dance Was Your Favorite?

The surmounting pressure that always accompanied asking someone to a dance in a fun and creative way is one thing I don’t miss about high school. Not to mention that you just committed to spending 7+ hours with someone and had to figure out what exactly how to keep your date entertained. Which high school dance was your favorite?

Here are the latest results (click to enlarge):

If you haven't voted yet, you can still submit your vote here. Complete results will be announced at the reunion!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Look Who's Coming to the Reunion!

We thought it would be great to see who has registered lately to attend the reunion. Register today so we can add you to the list! (If you have paid but don't see your name on the list, please forward your receipt to our email account.)

[Update: This list includes everyone who attended the 10-year reunion. Thanks!]

Brian Innes
April (Fisher) Beck
Bree DeGraw
Spencer Stout
Deborah (Feil) Smith
Brooke (Bagley) Iverson
Heather Vernon
Jenny (Osborne) Bullock
Jake Barney
Debby (Sorenson) Barney
Taci Thomas
Nate Fry
Christian Brinton
Donny Saba
Richelle (Gleave) Saba
Jessica Platt
Casey Darveau
Brandon Verno
Richard Knorr
Jared Thomas
John White
Richelle (Gleave) Saba
Sean Escobar
Jill (Strout) Lewis
Matt Ulrich
Kristin Bates
Christy (Bateman) Blake
Janet (Ogilvie) Stapleton
Kati (Anderson) Conyers
Bryant Cottam
Randale (Grimshaw) Cottam
Becky (Flitton) Farkin
TR Tyler
Brett Rosen
Anne (Allen) Spencer
Nick Nielsen
Matt Nordhoff
Becca Jones
Tyler Maughan
Matt Garrett
Mary (Young) Dyer
Samantha (Ray) Fauver
Leslie (Holt) Petrie
Sean Mawhinney
Jamie Kartchner
Sarah (McClellan) Harris
Mindy (Sterzer) Christensen
Ryan Stringham
Chris Cullimore
Lorinda (Swensen) Coombs
Heidi (Earl) Dodge
Heidi (Kirch) Poelman
Patrick Williams
Tiffany (Loyola) VandenAkker
Mike Irving
Jill (Christensen) Anderson
Tyler Crook
Mindy (Ellsworth) Bown
Mandy (Short) Richards
Karoline (Johnson) Cannon
Julie (Osguthorpe) Griffiths
Jennifer (Osguthorpe) Smith
Ty Perry
Rob Bolke
John Brown
Brittany Beattie
Kristen (Omer) Pali
Amanda (Bai) Carlson
Cheri (Matheny) Fries
Britney (Boman) Scoffield
Brian Griffiths
Whitney (Cannon) Tate
Elizabeth (Watson) Bradley
Tony Smith
Andrew Simmons
Kathryn (Cullum) Higbee
Collin Ferre
Greg Fisher
Stephanie (Baird) Larson
Jaime (Mendenhall) Rice
Amber Cushing
Michelle Jensen
Ryan William Baker
Josh Ison
Bo (Jacobsen) Sawyer
Kari (Zundel) Patterson
Josh Hansen
Devin Matsumori
Elizabeth (Liljenquist) Harrison
Ryan Jensen
Monica Allen
Spencer Janke
Adrienne Martin
Neda Sarijlou
Tim McReavy
Tara (Richardson) Swenson
Layne Latham
DJ Rosevear
Becky (Featherstone) Bawden
Heidi Bogus
Kristen Luck
Christie (Gledhill) Coltharp
Andrea (Burton) Ploehn
Ben Gunderson
BJ Lindley
Patrick Williams
Adam Archer
Becky (Hale) Heumann
Emily (Goodman) Stinger
Erin Hallmark
Shelby (Felix) Hales

Monday, July 6, 2009

Poll: Where Did You Eat Lunch While at BHS?

Do you remember what it was like to have a 30 minutes for lunch which included gathering your friends, driving somewhere, eating, and returing to campus and running to class before you were considered tardy for your next class?

Here are the latest results (click to enlarge):

If you haven't voted yet, you can still submit your vote here. Complete results will be announced at the reunion!