Volume 7 Issue 5 Seabreeze High School
May 2010 Daytona Beach, FL
THE BREEZE The Official Newspaper of Seabreeze High School
2010 Battle rocks the house
Halsey Kinne and laura Mccon-
On May 7, the annual Battle of the
Bands presented its largest show to
date, featuring fourteen bands of vary-
ing styles performing in front of a
nearly packed house at the SHS audi-
Sponsored by The Breeze, the con-
cert showcased genres ranging from
Christian screamo to ska and polka to
At the end of the energy-filled show,
tension filled the air as the emcees took
the stage to announce the winning
The Art Vandelays, whose perfor-
mance of “Liechtenstein at the Win-
ter Olympics” exhibited stage perfor-
mance, personality, and originality,
received the top score to secure the
$150 prize and honor of 2010 Battle of Spencer Spear
the Bads winners.
Consisting of Joe Spear, Luke Zerra,
The winners of Battle of the Bands, The Art Vandelays, perform during the show. This year featured fourteen different bands of all different genres.
Zach Lukasek, Kevin Stephens, Cody
Khorassani, Charlie Carbiener, and
dinary instruments to create their own tion “Unfortunate Predictions,” the and crowd with equal energy.
Ariah Darioosh, the musical project
individual sound with drums, bass, group thrilled the audience with their “They were really great. They brought
can only be described as a mythical
guitar, keyboard, trombone, melodica, unleashed vocal capabilities, rip- a new flare to old school music,” junior
folk group with a garden gnome as
and violin. ping guitar riffs, and dank drumming Laura Goldberg added.
“They were eccentric in style. I’ve breakdown. Serving as judges were Rick
Many students appreciated the
never heard anything like how they The Speakeasies, featuring Justinia DeYampert, the veteran entertainment
unique performance of the winning
played,” sophomore Murphy Wall stat- Abinette, John Potts, Daniel Lewis, and writer and rock critic for the News-
ed. Sebastian Caliendo, achieved the hon- Journal, Mickey Hartman, lead singer
“The Art Vandelays were able to
Coming in second was the dynamic or of third place with a cover of Duke for the hardcore band Uprise, and
bring a new meaning to ska through
Christian metalcore band Arms Like Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Scott Queen, a local musician in sever-
different instruments you don’t usually
Branches, with members Ryan Lanes, Ain’t Got That Swing.” al projects and an alumnus of SHS, the
see. Their unique spin helped them to
Sean Livingston, Chris Melvin, Brad The jazz quartet made a “link be- Battle of the Bands, and the Stetson
win the competition through their cre-
Buckley, Kyle Canfield, and Payne Vin- tween the past and the present by giv- University music program.
ativity,” assessed junior Ben Mock.
cent. ing a new edge to old music,” explained
They used different out-of-the-or- Battle of the Bands, cont. on page 8
Performing the original composi- Potts, who worked his standup bass
SHS celebrates the outstanding service and talent
given by four incredible faculty and staff
As the year winds down and the se- of this school year after 40 years. Daytona Beach with a friend, she rented Mr. and Mrs. Labno have one son,
niors walk across the stage, four of Sea- “Mrs. Labno is a perfect mix of pro- a room from a man named Larry Labno. Tony, a golf club manager in Naples, a
breeze’s most dedicated faculty and staff fessionalism, compassion, and humor. The two quickly fell for each other, were daughter-in-law, Beth, and a one-year-
will depart with the school as well. She truly cares about the kids and I can married in October of that year and have old granddaughter named Isabella. Tony
Mrs. Ruthie Labno, Mrs. Lynda Bon- think of no better role model as an ad- been together ever since. and Beth are expecting a son, Vincent,
nick, Mrs. Nina Masters, and Mr. Ger- ministrator and educator. I will truly That same year, Mrs. Labno started in September.
ald Chandler will retire when the school miss her,” states Mr. Temple. working as a physical education and After eighteen years in the classroom
year ends. teaching science classes that included
biology, AP biology, anatomy and physi-
‘Queen of Seabreeze’ prepares to ology, and marine biology, Mrs. Labno
end reign was offered a unique opportunity.
by Jared GinsburG “The principal at the time, Jimmy
Mrs. Labno. Just the mere utterance Kirton, would come and observe me
of that name elicits smiles and praises teach all the time. I was already science
from teachers, staff, parents and stu- department chair for the school, and the
dents. assistant principal of curriculum, Mrs.
“Not only is she a good friend, but she Harkey, was retiring. He told me I would
is one of, if not the, finest administrators Mrs. Labno, Mrs. Bonnick, Mrs. Masters, and Mr. Chandler (pictured above in respective order)
make a great assistant principal, and I
I have ever worked with. She goes above smile in their early years at Seabreeze. Each person has contributed over 35 years to the school. already had the degree from Stetson.”
and beyond the call of duty, and every It was then in 1990 when she became
decision she makes is made for the best A native of Wellsburg, West Virginia, elementary teacher at Our Lady of an assistant principal, overseeing cur-
interest of students and Seabreeze High Ruthie Beck played the flute in march- Lourdes Academy. Three months later, riculum, teachers, PASS, and the AP
School,” explains Mr. Wallace. ing band all through high school. She she decided P.E. and Kindergarten were program, roles she continues perform-
Mrs. Labno, who has worked at Sea- completed a degree in Science Educa- not her forte, and got a job working as a ing to this day.
breeze High School for almost her entire tion from Liberty University. health and biology teacher at Seabreeze
Retirements, page 6
professional career, is retiring at the end One day on a Spring Break trip to High School.
In this Kevin Berstler Senior Editor Beach Driving A Year in Sports
Feature Feature Controversy Review
issue pg. 4 pg. 7 pg.9 pg. 11
UPDAtES PAgE 2 thE BREEzE
Staff Words from Mr. Wallace What’s your
Dear Sandcrabs, 39 years of service, Language Arts De- view?
partment Chair Mrs. Lynda Bonnick
Senior Editors As the 2010 school year comes to a with 36 years of service, and Art De-
close, I want to take this opportunity partment Chair Nina Masters will be What are your plans for
to thank you for your
academic and extra-
leaving us after an
amazing 50 years of
curricular efforts as service.
Assistant Editors well as your service Mere words cannot
Alexa Bian to our community. It express how much
Taylor Buckels has been an outstand- they have meant to
Jared Ginsburg ing year and there is our students, staff
much to look forward and community -
to in 2011. they have been the
Abby Marsh I want to make spe- heart and soul of our
Alex Martin cial mention of three school.
Sam Votaw people who are leav- On behalf of the “Excelling academically by taking
ing Seabreeze this entire Sandcrab fam- classes at DSC,”
Advertising Manager year – very special people who have ily, I want to wish them the very best as Troy Parker, 11
Taylor Thomas cumulatively dedicated over 125 years they start a new chapter in their lives.
of exemplary service to our school! Go Sandcrabs!
Assistant Principal for Curriculum
Photographers Mrs. Ruthie Labno will be retiring with Mr. Wallace
Summer Reading “I wanna visit Chicago because it’s
my favorite city. I visited there last
Nikki Donovan 9th grade: summer and it’s beautiful,”
Tabitha Thiess Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Jessica Tolan, 10
Black Like Me by John howard griffin
Amy Stewart 11th grade:
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands
Reporters by Susan Carol McCarthy
Alana Agnone 11th grade AP:
Annaliza Aguiar Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands
Cassie Angrisani by Susan Carol McCarthy
“I’m going to volunteer at Memo-
Ayushia Ansari Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger rial Hospital, travel with my friend,
Chris Berrios and shop,”
12th grade: Kimyri Wallace, 9
Sara Deline The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Crab Tracks Events
Erica Henrichs Congratulations to:
Carlye Hubert May
Gus Johnson • Prom Prince Tyler Lares and Prin- the Volusia County Literacy Fair. 25 Freshman awards ceremony
Hollie Johnston cess Alex Crotts and the 2010 Prom 31 Memorial Day, no school
Perry Kostidakis King and Queen: Egan Wall and • the Spanish honor Society Officers:
Xaviere Letteer Amy Smith. President Chris Banks, Vice Presi-
dent Alex Crotts, Secretary Victoria
• Junior Megan Cain, Sydney Mitchener, and Treasurer Alyson
Shamroze Mithani 3 Exams, periods 1 and 7
Ladanyi, and Haley Rice for 3rd Morelli.
Miranda Mumma place in the Graphic Depiction of a
3 SHS Band & Middle school Concert
Darq-Amber Neimark 4 Exams, periods 2 and 6
novel, and Logan Harrell for 1st • De’Vonte Mack for being named
Lizzi Pinter 4 Band “Middle School Welcome Night”
place Writing Portfolio for placing in the News-Journal Athlete of the Week
Stephen Polzella the Volusia County Literacy Fair. for his 2nd place medal in the high
7 Exams, periods 3 and 5
Kelsi Quicksall jump at the State Championship Track
7 AP Euro trip Meeting
Hillary Saunders • Seniors Aubrey Oyler for 2nd place and Field Meet.
8 Exam, period 4
11/12th grade writing portfolio, Nata-
Natalia Silva lie O’Steen and Aubrey Oyler 2nd • Corey Walden, who plays Boys
8 grading Period 4 ends
Harrison Sinex 8 Last day for students
place for The Reality of Slumdog Mil- Basketball, and Chelsea Belfer, who
Hailey Swanson 10 Last day for teachers
lionaire-Multimedia Presentation, and plays Girls Soccer, for being selected as
Paola Ulloa Jimmy Devine, Austin O’Dwyer, the Athlete of the Year in their respec-
14 Report Cards available on Parent Portal
Casey Vickers Charlie Sutton, and Mark Swain tive sport for the Bright House Sports
21 Report Card distribution
Stacey Voges 3rd place for One Flew Over the Cuck- Network Breakfast of Champions.
oo’s Nest-Multimedia Presentation at
Adrian Zamora August
Sponsor 3 Orientation
Mr.Phillips 4 Orientation
Letters to the Editors 16 First day of School for students
The Breeze appreciates the 27. Varsity Football “Classic”
input of readers on issues of
interest to the student body.
All letters to the editors Be sure to check the school calen-
must include the full name dar online at seabreezehigh.org
and grade of the student for the most up to date informa-
and can be submitted to
tion on school events during the
room 3-211 or e-mailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org summer and the fall!
ENtERtAiNMENt PAgE 3 thE BREEzE
Upcoming CD Releases
May 4 June 1
Godsmack The Oracle Jack Johnson To the Sea
Minus the Bear Omni
Papa Roach To Be Loved June 8
Josh Ritter Runs the World Christina Aguilera Bionic
Lil Jon Crunk Rock
May 11 Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes
Crash Test Dummies Oooh La La! Lazarus
Keane Night Train The Roots How I Got Over
The National High Violet
Jessica Harp A Woman’s Needs June 15
tokyo Police Club Champ Gaslight Anthem American Slang
May 18 Sarah McLachlan The Laws Of Illu-
Black Keys Brothers sion
LCD Soundsystem This is Happening
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Macy Gray The Sellout
Plies Goon Affiliated
Widespread Panic Dirty Side Down
Top 5 Classic Songs of the Summer
As given by the staff of Atlantic Sounds
by Gus JoHnson
1) “Summertime Blues” by Blue Cheer
2) “Summertime Blues” by The Who
3) “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry
4) “Sunny Afternoon” by The Kinks
5) “Summer in the City” by Lovin’ Spoonful
1) “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
2) “Groovin’” by Young Rascals
3) “Boys of the Summer” by Don Henley
4) “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper
5) “Walkin’ on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
Year of the Black Rainbow
revives classic angst
by Harrison sinex feelings of angst, and anger widely ap-
Year of the Black Rainbow brings parent in other Co&Ca albums Good
more of everything the fans of Coheed Apollo or In Keeping Secrets of Silent
& Cam- Earth.
bria want. Accompanying the already fantas-
It’s more tic deluxe edition of the album is the
dark and incredible novel of the same name
ominous (front man Claudio Sanchez’s debut
than Iron as a full length author), written along
Maiden’s with Peter David. Also coming with
Number the album is the documentary, Every
of the End Has a Beginning.
Beast, with more feelings of hate and At the end of the day, the album
disgust than The Black Album by Me- delivers everything fans of prog-rock
tallica, and obviously more passionate desire, although it may not present
than anything by Fall Out Boy. many opportunities for the acquisi-
Songs like “The Broken” and “This tion of new ones.
Shattered Symphony” revive those
Summer movies releases to see
28th- Prince of Persia 6th- The Last Airbender
16th- The Sorcerer’s Appren-
4th- Get Him to the 23rd- Salt
Greek 30th- I Love You Phillip Mor-
4th- Splice ris
11th- The Karate Kid
30th- Twilight Saga:
6th- Step Up 3D
6th- The Other Guys
ENtERtAiNMENt PAgE 4 thE BREEzE
South Park speech to raise awareness via film to
what he criticized as the “subordinate Gamers anticipate
role of women in Islam.”
Also listed on the RevolutionMuslim
forums were the addresses to the head- summer releases
quarters of Comedy Central in New
York. by saM Votaw of this lineup for this summer? Soph-
As long-standing fans of the show, Most students who intentionally omore Derek Bennett is giddy for one
juniors Kyle Leonard and Josh Barber skip school for a day can be found game in particular.
disagree with the decision. playing video games non-stop, “Dead Rising 2. Zombies, casinos
“i think that censoring South Park ‘just like summer.” and dirt bikes with chainsaws on the
won’t accomplish anything other than Yet what will this vacation bring side. Must I say anything more?!?”
showing we are scared of radical Mus- for all gamers? Will students still be
lims who use intimidation to stifle our playing Call of Duty all through the
free speech” explained Kyle Leonard. summer? Or will a new game come
Barber points out that “Freedom of along? Noteworthy Releases
speech is guaranteed by our Constitu- Obviously the systems that cater
tion, and the creators of South Park to the most hardcore gamers are the
have a right to satirize however they Xbox 36 and PS3.
feel.” And while both systems’ play-
Cartoonists from across the US have ers are still content with trudging
already joined up to sign a petition con- through battlefield online via C.O.D,
by naor aMir demning the threats. The letter states, those same players may be done with
To many Seabreeze students, it is “Freedom of expression is a universal the game’s impressive, but still easy,
no surprise that South Park has often right” and “we reject any group that campaign mode.
highlighted touchy (but nonetheless seeks to silence people by violence or Games such as Quantum, Crack-
hilarious) subjects. Yet what is new to intimidation.” down, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior Skate 3 360 PS3
most teenage fans of South Park is the The letter highlights the United States’ promise in-depth campaign modes Prince of Persia 360 PS3
show’s censorship. “proud tradition of political satire” and with all the daring antics of classic Sniper: Ghost Warrior 360
Following the recent 200th episode states the belief in the right “to speak or shooting games. Green Day: Rock Band 360 PS3 Wii
of the long-running series, death threats draw freely without censorship.” Feeling a bit of the RPg experience? Tiger Woods 11’ 360 PS3 Wii
were issued to creators trey Parker and Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Cen- While you may still be wrapped up in Lego Harry Potter 360 PS3 Wii
Matt Stone, causing the Comedy Cen- tral’s popular The Daily Show, put it the latest installment of Final Fan- Quantum 360
tral father network Viacom to censor best when he said that these radicals tasy, games such as Prince of Persia Crackdown 2 360
the episode. are still allowed to praise Osama Bin and Dead Rising 2 will give gamers NCAA Football 11’ 360 PS3
This particular episode sparked an- Laden, celebrate 9/11, have access to puzzling scenarios. Dead Rising 2 360
ger amongst Muslims for portraying our theater district, Jewish delis, and And finally, for those casual gam- Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
the Prophet Muhammad—an act con- parks, all in the name of freedom. Yet, ers, games such as Skate 3, Green
Halo: Reach 360
sidered forbidden—walking around in “These (people) get to enjoy it. All be- Day: Rock Band and Tiger Woods ‘11
a bear suit. cause of how much we, in this country, will get sports and music fans to emu-
The death threats were posted by an value and protect even their freedom of late their biggest idols.
Islamic website named RevolutionMus- expression.” Nintendo Wii owners will also be
lim.com, which stated that the South South Park resumed its regular broad- able to enjoy the sequel to its biggest
Park creators “will probably end up like casting schedule on Comedy Central as game: Super Mario Galaxy, which
Theo van Gogh.” of last Wednesday. will appeal to gamers both young and
Van gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who old as Nintendo’s mascot Mario yet
was brutally murdered on the streets Sources: Hugffingtonpost.com, Washingtonpost. again embarks on a bewildering space
of Amsterdam in 2004 for angering com, CBSnews.com adventure.
Muslims by expressing his freedom of What do Seabreeze students think
by Jordan KirK knows that he is a very talented musi- – the latest crave for all music lovers –
Throughout high school, Kevin Berst- cian. Kevin has played guitar with his performed our song ‘Northampton Re-
ler has entertained many people. bands in Battle of the Bands every year prise’; we played wonderfully but were
Kevin Berstler “Throughout my four years as a Sea-
breeze student, I have learned so very
he attended Seabreeze.
“In my ninth and tenth grade, Matt
disqualified for exceeding the time lim-
it,” said Kevin.
much about coming and going; people Archer and i wrote songs five minutes
come, smile, and go. High school has before Battle of the Bands, but in my
founded and furthered my appreciation twelfth grade (year) we decided to com-
many talents for Spanish,” stated Kevin about his
high school experience at Seabreeze.
pletely improvise our performance,
all of which was under the moniker
Anyone who knows Kevin Berstler Earth’s Demise. Orchestrating Omega
Kevin Berstler peforms during Battle of the Bands.
Kevin also plays guitar in a grind-
crust band, The Imperfects, with fellow
Sandcrabs tim huckaby, Mickey Pier-
son, and Jordan Kirk.
“In August I leave for Marbella,
Spain. I will attend school as a foreign
exchange student, thanks to the Rotary
Youth Exchange program,” exclaimed
“When I return, I will attend Stetson
University in Deland. I have received
a bunch of scholarships from my hard
work, paying my entire way; therefore,
if you want something, work for it,”
Kevin proudly proclaimed.
As for the future Kevin is certain
about his plans, “After school I will
record albums for my band and sup-
port them with tours. When I believe I
have made enough music for awhile, I’ll
walk. I’ll venture; I’ll peregrinate. We,
humans, do not need money to smile.”
StUDENt LiFE PAgE 5 thE BREEzE
Seabreeze students experience ‘Click it or ticket’ policy pro-
Cultural Diversity Day motes safety among drivers
by niKKi donoVan er gets the ticket.
Be sure to buckle up! Although, The campaign in March was in
you should always full swing on A1A.
be wearing your An informational
seatbelt, now it message was sent
is even more im- to students from
portant due to the the Seabreeze staff
watchful eye of to warn them of
Volusia County Po- the affects of driv-
licemen. ing without a seat-
the first Click belt.
It or Tick It cam- Some may feel
paign ended March that motorcycle
15th and the second riders should have
phase will begin in to wear a helmet
May. if passengers have
Click It or Ticket to wear a seatbelt.
Mrs. Hart It may not be some- Unfortunately, the
thing that all agree The Click It Or Ticket cam- fight against the
Students pose with the Daytona State College Falcon mascots during Cul- with; however, it is paign mandate that all persons unjust law is not
tural Diversity Day held on April 15. “Junior and Senior interested in DSC not worth rebelling under the age of 18 must wear worth the conse-
against. their seatbelt in any automo- quences.
had the chance to tour the school. Some students who did not think they bile. Additionally, any persons
would have the chance to go to college also had the chance to see that The exceedingly in the front seat must wear Next time you
there is something for everyone to pursue,” said Mrs. Hart. Students had high ticket cost, their seatbelt. If the law is not get in the car, re-
the opportunity to meet with school representatives and discuss education $116, will guaran- abided, high fines will ensue. member that all it
and career plans. While there, senior Greg Pringle won a $500 scholar- tee all passengers takes to buckle up
ship. “The day gave every one the chance to see what the future could are buckled. If any is two seconds, and
hold for them.” travelers in the car are under 18, no could ultimately be a $116 mistake if
matter what seat they sit in, the driv- you don’t “click it”.
American by connected with the reality of the Mid-
dle East. I have grown up most of my
Upon arriving, I was greeted with
daily missile attacks and blearing si-
trate Gaza in order to put an end to the
missile barrage that has continually fall
Day, Israeli by
life in the States, but have done so in a rens at night. I found myself thrown on innocent Israeli civilians for almost
predominantly Middle Eastern Israeli into a chaotic and stressful life which eight years.
culture- and a fairly staunch Jewish provided quite a culture shock. As I watched the missiles fall over
My parents immigrated to the Unit-
Having to stop in the middle of a soc-
cer match just to fall on the ground and
distant cities, I realized just how good
we Americans have it. To be so far away
ed States in the 80s, yet the majority cover our heads from missile shrapnel from this place, a place where terror-
of our family remains there. I currently is something most American teenagers ism and fighting is as common as is the
have two cousins serving in the Israel would never imagine happening. sand.
“No child –Israeli, American, or Palestinian– should have to fear for his life while
playing at the park. No nine-year-old kids like my younger cousins should have to
get up in the middle of their schooling and run frantically to the nearest bunker.”
Defense Forces, both in frontline com- Yet these young Israeli kids have Nevertheless, something has always,
Reporter Naor Amir recounts his bat battalions, so naturally I keep my- never experienced anything but. This is and will always attract me to the Jew-
experiences in Israel. self very aware of the situation. common for them, it is the norm. And ish state. Maybe it’s because it is where
Growing up in America away from that’s not how it should be. my family lives, where I am from cul-
by naor aMir all the trouble has been a blessing. You No child- israeli, American, or Pal- turally.
Flipping through the channels, I see, my family lives on the edge of Is- estinian- should have to fear for his Or maybe it is because after learning
catch another glimpse of the homeland raeli borders, only a few miles from the life while playing at the park. No nine of all the oppression and genocide the
in the evening news again. It is an odd Gaza Strip. year old kids like my younger cousins Jewish people have endured through-
feeling, knowing that so much is going While I had been aware of the harsh should have to get up in the middle of out the years; that there is just some-
on back in Israel, so concerned about situation in which my family lived, I their schooling and run frantically to thing so appealing about a Jewish state
the situation and yet so detached from never quite understood its underlining the nearest bunker. where strong willed Jews can proudly
it. effects until my visit there back in late I was there the day that Israel and finally say, “never again!”
I watch as an outsider yet am very 2009. launched Operation Cast Lead to infil-
The military gives additional
options for graduates
by HeatHer tHornton and al- course they are supportive of me,”
lison brown says sophomore Malia Pauls.
More and more young adults, Senior Brad Bonnell says he
normally 17-20 years of age, are wants to be a ‘Sapper’ in the mili-
joining the military. tary after completing
There is one question his college education.
floating around every- According to sta-
one’s brain every time tistics seventy- five
someone says “I’m percent of Americans
joining the military.” say they would join
Why? the military in or-
Each year a number der to fight for their
Seabreeze graduates country. Of that, ten
enlist, and they often have a good percent would enlist to form a ca-
reasoning to do. reer.
“I decided I wanted to join the No matter what the initial rea-
Marine Corps two years ago be- son is, fighting for the ones they
cause of my family’s legacy, and of love is their main priority.
SENiORS PAgE 6
Seniors Superb staff start to say goodbye
recognized with ‘Queen of Seabreeze’ prepares to end reign
Medallions of cont. from page 1
Excellence This falls well short of describing her
contributions to the Sandcrab Nation
various classrooms to share her knowl-
edge, giving hugs and smiles during
over the years. class changes, listening to complaints,
“She is Seabreeze High School. She frustrations, and gripes, or sharing
is the all-knowing, all-doing, all Queen some of her highly lauded Italian Lasa-
of Seabreeze. She will always be a gna, Mrs. Labno is known by all for be-
teacher at heart and it will take a lot to ing much more than an administrator.
carry on her traditions because no one One could point this impact to what
could fill her shoes. She is the one and her favorite part of her job is: “Being
only,” Mrs. Morrison lauds. with students every day.”
Whether for an encouraging pep talk She may be retiring, but this queen Amy Stewart
(to both students and staff), visiting will always keep her crown.
Mrs. Bonnick commemorates her years as a Sandcrab
by brittany Froio and darq nei- dents have something interesting to
Medallion of Excellence recipients MarK say about her.
Aubrey Oyler, Dani Amols, Taylor Choices and consequences. “She’s like Meryl Streep in The
Buckels, and Brandon Levoy smile That phrase, which you might have Devil Wears Prada, but with a touch
at the Medallion of Excellence Ban- heard ringing out of room 9-003, has of motherliness,” laughs junior John
quet held at the News Journal Center. always made students think twice Wallace III.
about putting off homework or need- Though she only reads an assign-
by niKKi donoVan lessly skipping a day of school. ment if it is in black pen, gets testy if
The prestigious Medallion of Excel- Unfortunately, the times of handing a hand-out is not taken off the coun-
lence, sponsored by Daytona Beach in assignments to Mrs. Bonnick are ter in a timely manner, and just might
News Journal, is awarded annually to coming to a rapid close. refuse your paper if a single ‘be’ verb
Nicki Donovan and Casey Vickers
some of the most talented seniors in Retirement is just around the cor- is spotted, she does it all out of love,
Volusia County. Four outstanding Sand- ner for this 36-year veteran, and tears gram, is the Language Arts department all out of her devotion to seeing her
crabs were recognized with the award form in her eyes as she looks over her chairperson, prepares and coaches students graduate as the best scholars
to represent Seabreeze this year: Taylor vast collection of “Most influential” students who are selected to speak at they can be.
Buckels, Dani Amols, Aubrey Oyler and plaques from her loving students. graduation, and among innumerable “Mrs. Bonnick was my first peri-
Brandon Levoy. “The most valuable possessions I other undertakings, she selects the od teacher my freshmen year of high
Buckels, the founder and president have are the plaques my students have emcees each year for the Mr. & Ms. school. She was by far the toughest,
of the Save our Seas Club, says that she given to me,” exclaims the proud UF Seabreeze competition. and I also learned the most from her,”
just “wanted to get into a good college alumnus. “I feel so lucky to have gotten paid Mrs. Paul happily recollected. “She
and have a choice. I wanted to be able Mrs. Bonnick has come quite a for doing what I love most for thirty- has become an icon of Seabreeze High
to get into the school I wanted to go to,” long way from her tumultuous child- six years,” Mrs. Bonnick said. “I regret School as the English Department
she explains of her motivation to excel hood, when she was abandoned in a that I can’t teach another ten years, Chair and fiercely fought for whatever
in school. car parked in front of a grocery store but I am physically unable.” we needed –whatever was best for the
in Michigan at the tender age of sixty “I had to stop teaching drama due kids.”
She is also the captain and MVP of the
minutes. Her adoptive parents, who to my health,” she said regrettably, As Seabreeze bids a farewell to
were both educators, called to espouse “That’s when I started teaching Eng- this voice of wisdom, we carry on the
This Fall Taylor will be attending UF
her on the day she was found. lish again, which I’ve now been doing lessons taught to us by her; to make
and majoring in journalism.
Building upon her strong persona for seventeen years.” choices that will ensure us good conse-
Named the “Most Involved” Student
is a sturdy list of accomplishments and Even though they are no longer stu- quences, and to keep everything like a
in the senior class, Dani Amols stands
responsibilities. dents of drama, many if not all of her pair of men’s shorts…
out in the list of winners.
The loving martinet started the English honors and AP Literature stu- “Long enough to cover, but short
Amols stays busy as president of SCA
American Musical Theater (AMT) pro- enough to be interesting.”
and Rotary Club, SADD treasurer and
a varsity cheerleader. She has always
worked hard in the classroom.
“I had never even heard of it until last The master of Seabreeze art
year, so I haven’t been working toward
this exact award. I’ve just been working Carolina, and Stetson University, Mrs. Maris was chasing Babe Ruth’s home
really hard in general over the past four Masters learned about the arts through run record.
years, and I guess it has paid off,” ex- relatives, though no one influenced her In the world of education, she cites
plains Amols. more than her great-grandfather, a well the present use of computers in art
Dani will be heading to FSU and to known iconographer in Greece. realm as the most radical change.
major in foreign affairs. But the major turning point of her ca- One thing that has not changed is her
Future Gator Aubrey Oyler has ac- reer decision was made when the Dean flexible teaching style, which allows the
complished her goal of being an excep- of the Stetson purchased her paintings. students to “choose whatever they want
This inspired Masters to pursue a pro- to do,” according to junior art student
tional student, and she has had the Me-
fession in art education. Zachary Benazzouz.
dallion of Excellence on her radar since
Starting in 1961, she began teaching Mrs. Masters permits the students
coming to Seabreeze.
at Seabreeze High School. Forty-nine to work inside their area of interest
“I remember looking at the spread in
phenomenal years later, she has de- because art allows people to communi-
the News Journal at all the exceptional
cided to retire. cate at the deepest level.
students with such admiration. I want- Nicki Donovan and Casey Vickers
Throughout the forty- nine years Mrs. “She teaches me ways to improve
ed to be featured, too, someday!”
Masters has graced Seabreeze with her my artistic skills,” Cassie Roseboom,
Oyler, president of NHS and the
by Jessie lawson and abby MarsH presence, but imagine the changes she sophomore, explains.
senior class, co-captain of varsity vol-
Ask any Seabreeze alumni of the past has witnessed during that time. Her expertise has guided the artis-
leyball, and a member of the yearbook
four decades who the most influential As she began her career, President tic expression and creativity of genera-
staff, has earned many awards and is
art teacher was, and they will surely re- Kennedy has recently been inaugurat- tions of Sandcrabs, and it is that final
great academically, but like she says
ply “Mrs. Masters.” ed, construction of the Berlin Wall was product that she most enjoys.
“I’m no bookworm. I’m very active in
A Florida native who attended both beginning, West Side Story had just “I treasure the work of my students
Seabreeze and the community and have
Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South been released, and a guy named Roger most of all.”
earned several leadership positions.”
At UF she will major in English and
possibly minor in political science. Af- Mr. Chandler’s feature article can be
ter that, she wants to go to law school.
Brandon Levoy, the captain of the
found on page 12 in the sports section.
All of these people have been im- “There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true
soccer team, has been working towards portant assets to Seabreeze, and they friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first...
winning the Medallion of Excellence
since his brother won the award.
will be dearly missed by their fellow
facutly, staff, students, and friends.
when you learn to live for others, they will live for you ”
They will forever be remembered in Paramahansa Yogananda
Meadallion, cont. on page 8 all of our hearts as proud sandcrabs.
PAgE 7 thE BREEzE
Senior journalists set off on future plans
Future plans: I am com- Favorite food: Carmel- nut
pleting an exchange year chocolate dipped granola
in Santos, Brazil, and then bars!
returning to attend FSU.
Favorite journalism memo-
Intended college major: ry: The first time my article
International communica- made it in the newspaper
tion and affairs. for all my peers to see,
words cannot fathom how
Favorite journalism mem- glad that made me.
ory: The amazing feeling
Future plans: I’m attending
after sending out an issue,
DSC in the fall for my Asso-
distributing it, and then
ciate’s, and then UNF or a
Halsey Kinne seeing the student’s reac- Laura McConnell college in Syracuse, NY for
tions. I am also proud to my Bachelor’s.
Senior Editor be a two year journalism
3 years MVP. 4 years
Amy Stewart Brittany Froio Taylor Thomas Alex Martin
Sports Editor Reporter AD Manager Entertainment Editor
3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
Future plans: I am at- Favorite journalism Favorite journalism Future Plans:
tending the University memory: memory: Conquer the world. I
of Florida in the fall. Mr. Phillips has never Listening to Mr. Phillips plan on getting into ei-
I hope to one day gone at least once cynical views in class ther Publishing or Jour-
design churches and a year without telling nalism for college, or I’ll
non-profit organiza- the class about milk end up a starving poet
tion buildings. containing puss backpacking around.
Cassie Angrisani Taylor Buckels Shamroze Mithani Stacey Voges
2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Gus Johnson Miranda Mumma Hillary Saunders Paola Ulloa Angel Valdez
1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
CAMPUS PAgE 8 thE BREEzE
by brittany Froio a joke -it was always a joke, actually. We company that con-
Egan Wall’s list of accomplishments, only had one song because we thought tracts with cable
goals, hobbies, and academic achieve- it would be better to keep as a one-hit companies such as
ments range far and wide. From playing wonder,” he admits. FPL, he’s modify-
the viola, guitar, and piano to beating Some of his other achievements at ing nerf guns with
Paul Rice at Words with Friends, he is Seabreeze include bowling three per- fellow Seabreeze
known throughout the school mostly for fect games on the bowling team, hav- students Logan
his sense of humor, and what he feels ing the highest right-wrong ratio on the Meers and Paul
roll in the University of Central Florida
makes him an exceptional individual. academic team, competing in the 2009 Rice.
where he will surely spread his love of
“What makes me extraordinary is my Mr. and Ms. Seabreeze competition More hobbies on his list include eat-
alliterations and irony around while
charm and cunning wit,” he notes. by showing off his skills as an accom- ing at his favorite restaurant China 1, or
studying Computer Science with a mi-
With an inspiration like Stephen Col- plished guitarist, and winning the title reading comedy, romance, and mystery
nor in Economics.
bert and an IQ his parents won’t even- of prom king. books such as Sherlock Holmes.
“Ten years from now I see myself
say specifically, it is positive that there “As for winning prom king, it fills me As a child, Egan’s plans for the future
working for Google as a software engi-
will never be a dull moment in the pres- with joy to have underlings,” Wall hap- weren’t as consistent as they are now…
neer or computer programmer and rais-
ence of this prestigious young pupil. pily includes. “For a while I wanted to be a baseball
ing a family,” Wall adds.
Wall’s a member of the academic He has many other interests outside player till I realized I wasn’t very good.
As of right now he exclaimed the one
team, bowling team, and the 2009 Bat- of school. Then I decided to be a musician until I
thing he is most sure of,
tle of the Bands winning act Pancake When he’s not digitizing maps of understood they apparently don’t make
“Max Chappuis is my arch nemesis.
Phenomenon. power poles in certain areas around the any money,” he states.
I will vanquish him if it’s the last thing
“Pancake Phenomenon started off as state of Florida for Alpine Comm. Corp. For right now he has decided to en-
National Battle of the Bands, A Night of One Acts
continued from page 1
Honor Society Daniel Yancey of Yancey’s Music directed
the musical side of the production as the
sound engineer and even joined Queen and
’09 graduate Dylan Smith for a great “alu-
muni jam” while the scores were being tal-
The night offered a little something for
by Paola ulloa and Hollie JoHnston everyone, and many band members left with
On Tuesday May 4, 2010, the National smiles and talk of “next year’s show,” and
Honor Society introduced its 98 newest fans and bands alike to the first Friday in
members. May of 2011.
The ceremony included an inspiring
speech from Mrs. Bonnick who talked
about the qualities of being a scholar. Other bands that showcased their talents:
Captain Byington gave a brief speech
about the influence in leadership. Bear Calvary “Mary Christ”
Junior Paul Rice, who is the current Jessica & Anna “Do You Remember”
Ricky Huff, Erica Potash, Danielle Wills, and
Vice President spoke about service, and The Good Kind “The Science of Selling Your- Samantha Brown hug during the One Act performances.
senior Aubrey Oyler, the current presi- self Short”
dent of NHS, discussed character. She Social Stutter “Epidural for Life”
was pleased with both the ceremony it- Somewhere In Mexico “Montezuma’s Re- stePHen Polzella
by included Justin Glass, Sam
self and the new members. venge” The lights went off for the Brown, and Ricky Huff.
“Everything went very well, and I’m The Triumphant Return of Earth’s Demise last time for the senior actors The high school nostalgia play
so proud of all the new inductees,” Oyler “Buddy Holly is My Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy and the curtain opened, reliev- Love, Worship, and Other Syn-
said. Friend from Outer Space (Super Guacho Na- ing Danielle Wills, Ashley Scar- onyms by Erica Potash included
The new members can now boast cho)” brough, Erica Potash, and Sam the everyday school yard love tri-
5th Sunday “The Only Exception” Brown, who were soon followed angle and how the underdog boy
membership into one of the oldest and
Where Is Your Mind? “Muzic” by Ricky Huff in the futuristic wins over the girl of his dreams,
most prestigious academic honor clubs
Sleepsoil “Real” box-home of the play Poking who also happens to be one of
in the country.
The Toki’s “Streetlight Manifesto” Peeps by Mr.Conrad. his two best friends. This tale of
“It was an Honor to be inducted and
Orchestrating Omega “Northampton Re- The story was one of unending a struggle of deep feelings and
be part of an outstanding organization”
prise” friendship from birth and unity true friendship was led by actorsy
stated junior inductee Paige Biza.
in the face of certain dangers and Shelby Smotherman, Mike Liv-
challenge in the lives of four girls ingston, Richard Garris, Daniel
Medallion, cont. from page 6 living in a government controlled George, and Natalie Emerson.
Levoy is the class of 2010’s Valedictorian surer. earth. Mr. Conrad’s ghastly Ghost of
and he proved this year and previous years This Tomorrow’s Leaders representative is In Case You Were Wondering a Chance was last on the playbill,
that he deserved not only that but also the also moving on to UF, where he will major in by Becca Jourdan was up next bringing forth a tale of new be-
Medallion of Excellence and the title of AP graphic design. on the program. This short but ginnings from a horrid past and
scholar with distinction. The Medallion of Excellence was awarded meaningful and touching play lingering feeling of violation and
Levoy is deeply involved here at Seabreeze, to these four Seabreeze students as they stood of fear, life and love after death distrust in the form of a ghost. The
he is the sports editor of yearbook, NHS sec- out among thousands of other students in the included Leah Kuffner, Brittany play speaks for all women who
retary, and National Art Honor Society’s trea- county for their own achievement. Kisseloff, and have been abused and pushed to
Ricky Huff as the breaking point. It also includ-
the after living ed the most extensive cast of the
spirits. night but sported a talented core:
The play Greg Breeden, Ali Gibson, Erica
Shortcake by Potash, and Danielle Wills.
Leah Kuffner Center Stage hosted the event
tells of a young to bring in club money and show
man faced the talent of the Drama Depart-
with a bright ment in both writing material
but difficult fu- and acting.
ture. His father Mr. Conrad ran the show with
serves across the help of Lizzi Pinter as stage
seas in the mil- manager. Lighting was done by
itary while his Liz Langille and Sam Brown.
lonely mother Sound was perfected by Jordan
dates other Whitt, Natalie Emerson, and Max
by Jake Stephens men. The cast Chappuis.
BEACh/SUMMER PAgE 9 thE BREEzE
Bathing suit Tips to have a
Senior Victoria Cordero under- happen to drive on the beach. It’s very
stands the importance of bathing easy for a beach-goer to not be visible
suits this season. to you while driving. Beach Patrol is
season hits “You want just the right style for
you, something that you feel confi- safe and fun watching for speeders and can give
you a hefty citation.
the east coast summer
dent in, but also will give you the per-
Although designers J. Crew and
Michael Kors have made bandeaus a by alex FiliPoVsKi
by Hillary saunders
signature style, local shops Maui Nix, With summer vacation in sight and
It’s that time again, ladies and
Bikini Company and even Target of- the weather warming up, many peo-
gents. Yup, it’s bathing suit season.
fer a wide selection of bathing suits in ple will spend their days at our lovely
There are unlimited styles for girls
plenty of different styles. beaches. Here are a couple tips to make
and vivid colors and prints for guys. If
Now guys, you need to keep up with sure you get the most out of your trip
you take our quick style tips, you’ll be
the trends, too. Lose the mesh lining to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. • Staying hydrated is another very im-
sure to hit the beach looking as good
in those swim trunks, and stop wear- • Always have some sunscreen. the sun portant tip due to the intense Florida
as the weather.
ing gym shorts. Hit the waves this shows no mercy, sending down harsh heat during the summer. Always have a
Ladies, take a different approach to
summer with signature surf styles. UV rays that can potentially ruin your water bottle. This also comes in handy
suits this summer. If you’re set on a
Quicksilver, O’Neil and Hurley all life down the road with melanoma or before you leave the beach so you can
two-piece, change up the solid prints.
sport some pretty wicked suits. other serious skin conditions. wash your sandy feet off before getting
Mixing and matching suits adds orig-
These come in awesome plaid, • Bring a towel. Simple as that. it will in your car.
inality and versatility to your look.
stripes, and retro-designs in cool col- come in handy and save you from get- • Bring something fun. Skim boards
Thus, two suits could equal four dif-
ors combinations perfect for any boy. ting your body covered in pesky sand are loads of fun and give you another
ferent combinations, so you don’t
And whether your taste is laid-back grains. way to pass time. A football is also a
have to feel like you are wearing the
colors like black and white or flashy • You can get quite a work out at the good idea if you want to try to get a
same suit over and over.
ones like lime green and blue, you’re beach if you engage in activities such pickup game going with friends. iPods
guaranteed to find the suit for you as beach soccer, football or water also come in handy when you want to
this summer. sports such as surfing. Bring some just throw on your sunglasses and soak
Remember, guys—be confident, lunch to munch on or at least a couple up the sun.
look good, and have some fun this bucks so you can conveniently walk
summer. right over to Larry’s from the Granada
Now that’s some advice we can all approach.
appreciate. • Be careful for people lying out if you
Also hitting home for girl suits are
Summer fun in store
strapless tops, especially the popular
bandeau. Daytona is home to
“Bandeau suits, although usually the world’s most famous
beach. The Breeze re- The beach is a wonderful place to
worn strapless, can have a halter tie
minds you to be careful spend your summer days. We live so
from either the center or the sides,”
and wishes you a safe close and should take advantage of
states Swimsuits Love to know it.
summer vacation as the the beach. Follow these tips and you
The tie can add extra support
school year comes to an should get the most out of your days at
andleave you feeling confident and end. the beach during the upcoming sum-
snug in your new suit. Amy Stewart
Beach cruising debate
drives controversy Tames
by dani sancHez & Hailey swanson
Driving on the beach has been some-
thing Volusia County citizens have always
“I’m back and forth on this [issue],”
says Seabreeze senior and Volusia County
lifeguard Andy Warren. “I mean, I am for
enjoyed. It’s almost impossible to imagine it because it brings in money for the town.
our beaches without cars lined up above But I am also against it because it ruins
Debates on whether or not beach driv-
the beach and wears it down.”
Either way, everyone should be able to “Caring and Professional”
Miguel G. Tamariz, M.D.
ing should be discontinued have come up agree that wanting to enjoy a day at the
many times over the years, and this is- beach shouldn’t have to risk injury, or in
sue has arisen again due to recent beach worse cases, death.
injuries, and even a
“The beach is a
natural habitat Board Certified
For some people,
and should not be
disturbed by man- American Board of Family Practice
the convenience of made objects. Also,
being able to park
on the beach is what
it is very dangerous
for children who
Appointments 8AM- 5PM
brings them there.
Having to search
consider it a safe
haven,” points out
around for a park-
ing spot elsewhere
junior Anetta Kaza-
kova. - Adult and Pediatrics (2 and up)
can sometimes be So what exactly
difficult. can be done to pre- - Annual Physicals
Others also have reasons why they are vent such cases, and make the beaches a
for beach driving. safer environment for all? - Sports and School Physicals
Sophomore Devin Tamulevich claims “They could limit the amount of people
he is for beach driving. His reason? going to the beach [by car]. The booths - Management of Chronic Diseases
“I think it is fun watching cars get stuck could limit how many tickets are sold ev-
in the sand and trying to get out,” he said ery day.” Warren suggests. - Minor Surgeries
with a grin on his face. In addition, stricter enforcement of
In addition, sophomore Katelyn Karna-
vas also would prefer to see driving on the
keeping the speed limit, and signs to warn
those driving to be extra cautious could
1010 Ocean Shore Blvd.
Volusia County Beaches remain.
“I don’t really see why beach driving
help decrease the number of people in-
jured due to beach driving.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
is bad. I mean, I can see why it could be
harmful to the beach, but it’s not like it has
Beach driving is something that should
be a privilege, and the citizens should do
a huge effect on it. Plus, it’s convenient.”
So, while some people enjoy beach driv-
whatever it takes to keep this 100 year tra-
dition alive and safe for beach-goers.
ing, this debatable issue has left others Sources: Volusia.org, Discoverdaytona.com, or-
sitting on the fence. landosentinel.com
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EXtREME SPORtS PAgE 10 thE BREEzE
Spring Fling in the activities under each tent.
Many Seabreeze students partici- BMX biking finds new
welcomes popularity in Daytona
pated in the surf contest. Whether it
was surfing, supporting their friends,
or just coming out to enjoy the atmo-
summer sphere. Students who participated in
the contest got “swag” bags full of good-
by stePHen Polzella
Whatever your style, it’s all one adren-
But those who have participated in
the extreme sport know it by the cer-
ies and some even got a trophy to take
aline-pumping ride in the sport of BMX. tain unbeatable feel of landing that
home and remember the great day.
BMX by definition on wordiq.com is trick, beating those kids on that clay
The contest events started the
“an ab- trail or impressing that group of people
night before with a full house at the
brevia- who didn’t think that you could do it.
Beachside church consisting of the
tion for “I like to BMX because it’s fun,
movie premiere Gum for my Boat and
bicycle scary, and very entertaining all
the reggae singer Benjah in concert.
moto- at once” says sophomore Dal-
The one-day event started at 6
cross, a ton Cavaretta, whose boasts a tuck
am for some of those helping and 8
form of no-hander as his favorite trick.
am for those just coming out to sup-
cycling In Ormond and Daytona there are
port the event or participate in it.
on bikes a few places to BMX: the Nova Rd.
Ending at 6:30 pm, the day didn’t
w i t h recreation center, the new and intri-
go without fun and excitement.
A surfer rides a wave as the spring surf- 20 inch cate Daytona Skate park, (Cavaretta’s
ing season begins. Below, the crowd Although it just ended, peo-
wheels. favorite spot), and the legendary Pits.
watches and cheers on the competition. ple can’t help but think what will bing.com
It origi- in St.-Anthonis, holland, the first
go down at next year’s contest!
BMX biking has found popu- n a t e d organized bicycle motocross “fi-
by niKKi donoVan larity in the United States and in the etscross” race took place on Queen’s
the first weekend of May went off with students at Seabreeze. U n i t e d day of 1956. After the 1963 debut
with a bang at the Granada approach. States, of the original Schwinn Sting-Ray
Christian Surfers hosted their where and the opening scenes of the 1971
8th annual Spring Fling surf con- teenagers imitated their motocross he- motorcycle film On any Sunday,
test, with the notorious contest, roes on their pedal bicycles. The sport American BMX started to skyrocket.
music, raffles, auctions, and more. features races on sandy and hilly tracks The sport is becoming more popular
Christian Surfers along with Naza- as well as performances of tricks and as more intricate bikes and parts be-
rene and Bobby Guidotti had tents to stunts on flat ground, wooden ramps come cheaper with younger kids creat-
hang out under and become immersed or obstacles found on the streets.” ing future generations of BMX riders.
The greatest snowboarder in the world defends his title
by alex FiliPoVsKi he already did an perform in the is today, despite his heart condition?
the “flying tomato” defended his amazing yet neces- X Games, as a Shaun was born with a heart de-
Gold Medal in the men’s half pipe at sary double cork. skateboarder. fect called Tetralogy of Fallot. He
this year’s Winter Olympics. This young en- Maybe “Car- had already gone through two
Being on the top of the leader board trepreneur also rot Top” will heart surgeries before the age of 1.
after his first run, Shaun White waited has snowboard, perform the su- Now, he’s a two-time gold medal
anxiously as his opponents shredded skateboard, cloth- per gnarly 1080. Olympian, a two time winner of SNOW-
down the mountain. None of them, ing and shoe com- It has never boarding Rider of the Year from Tran-
though, shredded hard enough to panies. He even been done, but sworld magazine. He’s also the only
knock him off the 1st place pedestal. has a video game White might be skateboarder to land the Body Varial
White pretty much claimed the Gold named after him. able to pull it off. Frontside 540 or the Cab 7 Melon Grab.
Medal in his first run, so his second After all the bing.com
Who would He will continue to progress both
run was a carefree ride since he knew snow has melted have thought “extreme” sports for as long as he
he had the 1st spot. He went huge and and the ceremonies USA’s Shaun White defended his Gold Med- that Shaun can. It will probably be for a while,
performed a move only he is capable have ended, White al at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and White would be being that he is only twenty-three.
brought home another medal once again.
of—the Double Mctwist 1260—after will most likely at the level he
Surfer Mag vs. Surfing Mag NASCAR holds true as an
Which is better surfing magazine is the most extreme? extreme sport
by niKKi donoVan and casey VicK- zines are Surfer and Surfing. by saM Votaw a circle.”
ers It is an instant rivalry, almost like Despite being the second most There is some truth in that state-
Without a doubt a surf magazine is Coca-cola and Pepsi. watched sport in American next to ment, but it is just as foolish to say
essential for every surfer. The sport of Taking a look at some comparisons, NFL football, NASCAR is somehow as “Basketball is just a bunch of tall
surfing involves many decisions. One the choice may be clear for some peo- the most hat- people throwing a
big question is which magazine is the ple, although the final opinion is at the ed sport as ball into a hoop”
best? reader’s discretion. well. or “Football is just
The two most popular surf maga- NASCAR a bunch of people
has been hitting each other
given the for a something
Surfer Surfing acronym that’s not even a
• Culture based
• Art and Sport Sport Cen- A reason many
• Rule book
based tered Around may lash out
• @ Random Rednecks, a bing.com against auto racing
• Surfing with
Feature reference due is the media’s sort-
Slater series bing.com bing.com NASCAR has recieved criticism for not be-
• Core Score to its semi- ing a typical sport, but it has found new rank- ing it as a sport.
• Curious gabe
• Media nally small ing being considered an extreme sport. Here’s a solu-
Reviews(full-page) task of driving tion: call it an ex-
• Full Page Pictures a car and its treme sport. Sort
• New Surfer & Surfer of the
• Media Review (half-page) roots in the Southeast. But what many it with BMX, motor X, skateboarding,
month from NSSA
• Picture Articles- captions outsiders don’t understand is that no and surfing. All of those sports don’t
• Crews feature(group of surfers
only one can just hop into a car and be suc- require a ball yet still require physical
from well defined breaks)
• Shaper Pages cessful. If it was so easy, Jeff Gordon ability.
• Whipped (surfers girlfriend
• glossary of surf terms could have 200 wins by now. But he So there it is. If NASCAR were
questioner) doesn’t. among the same sports exhibited in the
• travel Reports (featuring
• Light box photo spread It may be its unorthodox number X Games, the media’s (and society’s)
• how to pages of competitors (a driver would be fac- lashings of the sport would stop.
• hot 100 updates
• Sounds page ing 42 other drivers in a race), its role Just because you can’t see the ac-
• Wipe out page in company advertisements, or the tions of the drivers in the stands,
• Annual google Earth Challenge constant stereotype that the sport is doesn’t mean they aren’t working ev-
“just a bunch of cars going around in ery muscle in that box.
SPORtS PAgE 11 thE BREEzE
A Year in
Thank you to Mrs. Hart, Yearbook, and Blaine Kinne for taking all the photos featured in the collage.
SpoRTS Sports Stats
Coach Chandler: The man, by Hailey swanson
the myth, the legend
Highest paid MLB player, Alex Rodri-
guez’s, salary: $33 million
Attendance at Duke- Butler game: 70,
school and later in the Charleston Heaviest girls’ weightlifting total in
city leagues, where he even played school history: 370 pounds
against Hall of Famer Jerry West. Number of people Beaver Stadium can
In 1960, he was offered the as- hold: 107, 282
sistant basketball coach position at Corey Walden’s average PPg: 19.0
Seabreeze under Jack Surrette, who Fastest 5000m ran in school history:
was his former coach. 16:14.84
“it took me about five minutes to Usain Bolt’s record- breaking 100m
say yes,” he told the News-Journal. time: 9.58 seconds
From 1966-1976, Chandler served Highest number of MLS world cups
as head coach of the basketball team, won by a team (Brazil): 5
racking up an impressive winning Number of consecutive years that the
percentage of 70%, along with seven tennis team has won their regional
district championships and two re- matches: 2
“The worst memory was having to Sources: Ncaa.org, Cbssports.org, Sports.espn.
go.com, Seabreezehigh.org, Facmonster.com,
quit,” Mr. Chandler expressed. Maxpreps.com, Collegecharlie.com
But Coach Chandler didn’t stray
far from the athletic life, as he as-
sumed the role of Athletic Director
As AD, Coach Chandler has over-
seen the workings of athletics in the
school and strived to make it possible end on
for the coaches to do their job.
“As athletic director, you do ev-
erything you can to allow the coach
to coach,” he explained. by Joey ansHewitz
Along with his accomplishments With most prep athletes gearing up for
at Seabreeze, Mr. Chandler has been summer workouts, the 2010 spring sports
married to his wife, Luann, for 53 seasons are now just a memory. Here’s a
years. The Chandlers have a son, and quick recap:
Pictured above in 1969, Coach Chandler has provided Seabreeze with years of dedication. This past winter Seabreeze dedi- Varsity Baseball:
cated the Gerald R. Chandler Athlet- Record: 12-12-0
ic Complex, a small tribute to such a Coach: Campanella
by aMy stewart From helping to create the Five Star momentous man. 4th in the 5-star conference
49 years. 270-119 record. $0 cur- Conference to nurturing the many “He could have retired years ago,
rent salary. athletes that have gone on to greater but he loves his job and the school so
The time and dedication Coach heights, Coach Chandler’s impact on Softball:
much that he kept coming back,” se-
Gerald Chandler has given to Sea- Seabreeze Athletics is obvious every- Record: 12-12-0
nior Natalie Emerson said.
breeze High School? where. Coach: Grimm
Coach Chandler’s legacy here at
Priceless. One cannot walk into Coach Chan- Lost 1st round of regional’s
Seabreeze has left its mark in the
For almost five decades, Coach dler’s office without departing with lives of athletes and non-athletes
Chandler has given his life to Sea- what seems like age-old wisdom and alike.
breeze in the various forms of teach- newfound aspiration. “He is the most dedicated and giv-
ing, coaching, and directing. “There is not a better mentor for ing person I have ever been around,”
Although he gives so much, he coaches than Mr. Chandler,” ex- added Mr. Golinsky, the current AD.
rarely takes credit for himself. plained Coach Beach. “He is Sea- “It was a tremendous honor to be his
“I’ve been blessed with the prin- breeze.” successor, and I have had the privi-
cipals, administration, and kids that Mr. Chandler grew up in South lege of working with him the last two
are in this business,” Coach Chandler Charleston, West Virginia, and was years to continue this tradition of
commented. a stand-out basketball player in high Seabreeze Athletics.”
Record: 3-1 (thus far)
Athletic acheviments earned by seniors Coach: Hillman
Derek Doston and Ian Marsh had an ex-
Tyler Moore: Baseball, University of North Florida “Next year I think we have a great chance
by Perry KostidaKis Jimmy Kelly: Baseball, Palm Beach Atlantic of going to state. This year was an excel-
At Seabreeze High School, our main Matt Thompson: Football, The Citadel lent team effort by everyone.
source of pride comes from the athletic de- Brett Kramer: Football, Bethune Cookman University
partment’s talented athletes. Dominic Roberts: Football, Alabama State University Flag Football:
And while we continuously exceed our po- Devonte Mack: Football, Murray State University Record: 8-4
tential on the high school level, we always Darrin Doston: Football, Dean College Coach: Eddy
manage to send a plethora of athletes to the Derrick Doston: Football, Dean College Play in districts 4-26
next level, college. Auquieth Bradshaw: Football, Butler Community College in Deland
From baseball to soccer and football to John Salaam: Football, Geneva College
basketball, our diverse talents never fails to Alex Mack: Football, Geneva College Track:
catch the eye of well known colleges. Corey Walden: Basketball, Stetson University Coach: Staller
The following is a list of those who Karley O’Brien: Girls Soccer, Florida Institute of Technology “I think we’ve done really well this sea-
achieved that incredible recognition this Chelsea Belfer: Girls Soccer, Florida Institute of Technology son. Even with some of our greatest com-
petitors are only freshman so I think we
The students are listed with the sport that
have a great few years ahead of us”
gave them this honor and school they will
Four athletes advanced to the regionals.
be attending to represent:
They are Jackson Shelton (high jump),
De’Vonte Mack (high jump), and Kelly