Introduction
Hello everyone, this is the official website for the alumni of Prairie High School in Vancouver/Brush Prairie, Washington. Last spring, there was an issue with the previous hosting provider and just recently switched to a new hosting provider. All the files and pages that were on the website earlier this year have been saved on a backup drive so no information has been lost. Most of the pages and files have been uploaded this summer. There has also been inactivity on the social media sites over the last couple years on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Postings will resume later this fall. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding.

News
If you have any PHS alumni news you would like to share, please email the webmaster at prairietalon@yahoo.com.

  • Jollie's Restaurant and Lounge, a longtime local establishment located near the Fairgrounds exit off Interstate 5 that served truckers, locals and PHS alumni, closed its doors for the last time on Sunday, October 8. Read the articles from The Columbian and The Reflector.

Upcoming Events
If you have any information on upcoming events of interest to PHS alumni or have an event or activity that you would like to share, please email the webmaster at prairietalon@yahoo.com.

PHS Fall Band Concert (Thursday, November 16, 2017) - PHS Auditorium, Vancouver, WA
PHS Band Yuletide Bazaar (Saturday, November 25, 2017) - PHS Commons, Vancouver, WA
PHS Book Fair (Saturday, December 9, 2017) - Barnes & Noble Books, Vancouver, WA
PHS Booster Auction (Saturday, April 14, 2018) - Warehouse 23, Vancouver, WA

Reunion Info
If you have any information on upcoming reunions or gatherings (formal or informal), please email the webmaster at prairietalon@yahoo.com.

Class of 1987 - 30 year reunion - Sat. July 29 at 7:00 p.m., Prairie Bar and Grill, Brush Prairie, WA
Class of 1992 - 25 year reunion - Sat. July 29 at 7:00 p.m., Prairie Bar and Grill, Brush Prairie, WA
Class of 1997 - 20 year reunion TBD. Visit the class Facebook page for details.
Class of 2007 - 10 year reunion TBD. Visit the class Facebook page for details.

Memorials
These are the names of former PHS students and faculty who are longer with us. The obituaries will open in a new window. If you know of any more deaths of students or staff (either during or after tenure/attendance at Prairie) or have additional information on the individuals listed, please email the webmaster at prairietalon@yahoo.com.

CLASS OF 1980
Mike Wolf (1962-2013) View obituary.

CLASS OF 1981
Bryan Merrell (1963-2009) View obituary.
Mark Wooster (1963-2013) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1982
Lori (Heinz) Wolf (1964-2008)
Ray Heup (1964-2010) View obituary.
Julie (Nerton) Dobson (1963-2007) View obituary.
Matt Williams (1964-2017) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1983
David Hamm (1964-1983)
Rashan Henderson (1964-1995)
Jeff Peasley (1965-2016)
Lisa Wisner (1965-2002) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1984
David Campbell (1966-2007)
Shauna Cochran Scott (1966-2009) View obituary.
Steve Cocklin (1966-2008) View obituary.
Rick Dronen (1966-2012) View obituary.
Kathy (Nail) Rubbelke (1964-2017) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1985
Bobbie (Johnson) Davis (1966-2014) View obituary.
Tom MacDonald (1967-1987)
Brian Olson (1967-1986)
Tom Shafer (1967-2012) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1986
Bryan Brown (1968-2001) View obituary.
Kristy Campbell (1968-2003)
Dean Luse (1968-1990)
Michael Paakanen (1967-1984)
Darin Reutter (1968-2004)
Holly Thorkildson (1967-2017) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1987
Brian Femling (1968-2013) View obituary.
Victor Hutton (1967-2017) View obituary.
Mark Richards (1968-1990)


CLASS OF 1988
Dan Claus (1970-2008) View obituary.
Tom Dalton (1970-1999) View obituary.
Cheyenne (Harden) Parker (1969-2017)
Jon Larson (1969-2007) View obituary.
Linda Lawrence (1969-2000) View obituary.
Wally Sarkinen (1970-1984) View obituary.
Aric Schmeets (1970-1999) View obituary.
Vincent Wilcox (1969-2007)
Paul Zimmer (1969-2000) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1989
Mike Diehl (1971-1999) View obituary.
John Eudy (1970-2008)
Scott Hayden (1971-1992) View obituary.
Rick Jones (1970-2001)
Corinna Sofranko (1970-1997)
Joanne Tormanen (1971-2007) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1990
Jason Davis (1972-1990)
Charlene German (1972-2001)
Matt Lang (1972-2006)
Shane Stout (1971-2017) View obituary.
Dirk Vandermeer (1972-2015)
Paul Voeller (1972-1994)


CLASS OF 1991
Adam Ahola (1972-2013) View obituary.
Kevin Bathe (1973-1994)
Samuel Ramsey (1973-2008) View obituary.
Brad Sarkinen (1973-1999)


CLASS OF 1992
Greg Thorkildson (1973-2014) View obituary.

CLASS OF 1993
Ryan Ferrante (1974-2002)
Jason Gladden (1975-2007) View obituary.
Michael Rogers (1975-2004) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1994
Angela Allen (1976-1997)
Amy Funk (1975-1998)

CLASS OF 1995
Ryan Brugato (1977-1994) View obituary.
Jon Davern (1977-2000)
Jackee Kalahan (1977-2015)


CLASS OF 1996
Adam Allen (1978-1997)
Shannon Collins (1978-2008) View obituary.
James Harkins (1978-1997)
Jaynece Nevin (1978-1998) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1997
Chris Adams (1979-1999)
Robert Hess (1979-2005)
Jeanette Rench (1978-2005) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1998
Adam Gragg (1979-2010) View obituary.
Dustin Parkhill (1980-1998?)
Bryce Powers (1980-2001) View obituary.

CLASS OF 1999
Wendy (Muonio) Paso (1980-2010) View obituary.

CLASS OF 2000
Cedric Bruns (1981-2003) View obituary.
Zachary Buchanan (1981-2012) View obituary.
Travis Bukowiec (1978-2004) View obituary.
Amy Coombs (1982-2000) View obituary.
Kevin Currie (1982-2003)
Caleb Krigbaum (1982-2011) View obituary.
Juan Sanchez (1982-1999)
Jennifer Steinmueller (1982-2005) View obituary.
Charles Thatcher (1981-2008) View obituary.
Erin (Tribe) Kilborn (1982-2005) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2001
Jeremiah Johnson (1983-2007) View obituary.
Heidi Lueth (1983-2004) View obituary.
Tyler VonRuden (1983-2005) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2002
Brent Larwick (1984-2007) View obituary.
Laura Mockford (1983-1999)
Brandon Romine (1983-2007) View obituary.
Jennifer Statczar-Neely (1983-1999) View obituary.
Kyle Tracy (1984-2003) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2003
John Gaither (1985-2011) View obituary.

CLASS OF 2005
Timmy Krussell (1986-2005) View obituary.
Chris Raugust (1986-2016) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2006
Justin Franklin (1987-2008) View obituary.
Donald "Don Don" Wallway, Jr. (1988-2008) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2013
Justin Boyce (1994-2012)

CLASS OF 2015
David Shattuck (1997-2015) View obituary.

FACULTY AND STAFF
Sandy Bernhardt (1953-2009) - ASB Head Office Secretary, 1989-2009 View obituary.
Jeanne Charles (1941-2009) - Art Teacher
Juan Christian (1948-2009) - English Teacher, 1979-2009 View obituary.
Gary Clark (1942-2012) - English and Speech Teacher; Debate Team Coach View obituary.
Larry Douglass (1934-2007) - Assistant Softball Coach View obituary.
Earl Glass (1935-2006) - Principal, 1979-1982 View obituary.
Dewayne Hanson (1945-2009) - Custodian, 1980-1986 View obituary.
Phil Jackson (1948-1994) - Chemistry Teacher, 1979-1994; Wrestling Coach, 1989-1994 View obituary.
DeWayne Kendall (1947-2008) - History Teacher; Men's Basketball Coach, 1979-2004 View obituary.
Joe Mazzoncini (1950-1990) - Activities Director, 1986-1990 View obituary.
Diane McCormick (1938-2006) - English Teacher; Student Newspaper Advisor, 1984-2000 View obituary.
Greg Parcher (1951-2017) - Principal, 1998-2007 View obituary.
Don Phillips (1927-2008) - Automotive Teacher, 2000-2002
Phil Phimister (1953-2017) - Special Education Teacher; Cross Country Coach; Track and Field Coach, 1986-2015 View obituary.
Joanne Rooney (1955-2013) - Child Care Director; Early Childhood Education Teacher View obituary.
Hillie Stoker (1919-2004) - German Teacher, 1981-1987 View obituary.


Yearbook Gallery
These are the yearbook covers since 1980. If you have covers for the yearbooks not listed below, please email the webmaster at prairietalon@yahoo.com.

Volume 1
1980
Volume 2
1981
Volume 3
1982
Volume 4
1983
Volume 5
1984
Volume 6
1985
Volume 7
1986
Volume 8
1987
Volume 9
1988
Volume 10
1989
Volume 11
1990
Volume 12
1991
Volume 13
1982
Volume 14
1983
Volume 15
1994
Volume 16
1995
Volume 17
1996
Volume 18
1997
Volume 19
1998
Volume 20
1999
Volume 21
2000
Volume 22
2001
Volume 23
2002
Volume 24
2003
Volume 25
2004
Volume 26
2005
Volume 27
2006
Volume 28
2007
Volume 29
2008
Volume 30
2009
Volume 31
2010
Volume 32
2011
Volume 33
2012
Volume 34
2013
Volume 35
2014
Volume 36
2015
Volume 37
2016
Volume 38
2017
Volume 39
2018
Volume 40
2019

Alumni Archives
Due to the lack of new entries and updates of existing ones, all the entries that were submitted and updated from February 1999 through August 2016 are now being archived. The alumni entries are separated by decade (four total) with a separate one for faculty and staff and one for family and friends. The information was formatted into a PDF document and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible PDF reader to view the files. Please email the webmaster at prairietalon@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
About The School



Prairie High School opened in September 1979 to accommodate the growing population in the southern portion of the Battle Ground School District, in Southwestern Washington. Located 10 miles northeast of Vancouver, Washington near the town of Brush Prairie, Prairie High School has provided numerous opportunities from academics to athletics to fine arts to computers to vocational training to over 1400 students each year in grades nine through twelve. The student body consists of students from Laurin, Pleasant Valley, and Maple Grove Middle Schools in the Battle Ground School District, and, until a few years ago, students in the neighboring Hockinson School District. The school's mascot is the falcon, and the colors are crimson and gold. The school's mailing address is PO Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604. The campus is located at 11311 NE 119th Street, Vancouver, WA 98662. The school's main office can be reached at 360-885-5000. The telephone number for the activities office is 360-885-5013.

About The Website
The website was created by Jayson Dodge (PHS Class of 1988) in 1999 as a means for alumni of Prairie High School to keep in contact when no such site existed. The current domain name of prairietalon.org (named after the school's yearbook) was established two years later. Plans are underway to form a PHS alumni association.

Links and Contact Information
Email: prairietalon@yahoo.com
Facebook: facebook.com
Twitter: twitter.com
YouTube: youtube.com
Prairie High School: phs.battlegroundps.org
Prairie Athletics: prairieathletics.com
Prairie Boosters: prairieboosters.org
Battle Ground Public Schools: battlegroundps.org
PHS Falcons Sideline Store: sideline.bsnsports.com



Updated November 12, 2017
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