Introduction
Hello everyone, this is the official website made by and for the alumni of Prairie High School in Vancouver/Brush Prairie, Washington. More than 18,000 students and staff have set foot on the school's campus since it opened back in 1979. This is your place for all the news, events and information involving former PHS students, staff, family and other community members. Twitter and Facebook postings have resumed while postings on Instagram and YouTube will resume hopefully this summer. Starting later this year, some of the links to the obituaries in the Memorials section will be rerouted from this site to the obituary in the newspaper, mortuary, or other memorial tribute website. The content in the obituaries will not change. This is to help reduce storage space and make it simpler to back up files in case of a server crash. 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.

PHS Dance Team brought back to life
PHS alum Jessica Brown revived the school's dance team after the program folded several years ago. The dance team recently participated in the WIAA state dance and drill championships in Yakima in March. - The Reflector

A seventh state title in school history
The PHS women's basketball team won the WIAA Class 3A state championship in the Tacoma Dome in early March after defeating Mt. Spokane in a second half comeback. - Clark County Today

The pursuit of a music career
PHS alum and former American Idol contestant Britnee Kellogg talks about her singing talent and journey to become a country star. She just released her first music video, which can be seen on YouTube. - The Columbian and YouTube

Looking back at high school sports
PHS alum and former NBA player Dan Dickau interviews fellow PHS alum and former MLB player Richie Sexson on playing sports in high school as well as his life after professional baseball. - Scorebook Live Washington

An act of kindness
Prairie High School hosted a week-long campaign of caring for others and understanding identity as part of Inspire Week. - ClarkCountyToday.com

Remembering the fallen
PHS alumnus and fallen hero Jeremiah Johnson was remembered at a recent ceremony. - The Reflector

Thanks for your hard work Ralphie
Longtime PHS security officer Ralphie Montgomery, recently stepped down from her position of running the home athletic contests at the school. ClarkCountyToday.com

If you won't play, announce the game instead
PHS Senior and former quarterback Jayson Maddux became the public address announcer for the school's home football games. - ClarkCountyToday.com

A quest for the gold
PHS senior and future UCLA student Jordan Chiles competed in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships last summer, who was inspired by the DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman. - Marie Claire magazine, Sports Illustrated, and The Reflector

An old school cheer
The PHS Class of 1988 still got their spirit thirty years later at their class reunion. - YouTube

An honor to serve
Sgt. Jonathan Edwards, a PHS grad, laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. - The Reflector

Tennis coach retired
Longtime PHS tennis coach, counselor and physical education teacher Chris Linquist had the Prairie High School tennis courts named after her. - The Reflector

More tennis news
Speaking of tennis, PHS alumnus Stefan Lagielski returned to Prairie to coach the tennis team. - 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 Boosters Auction (Saturday, April 20, 2019)
Warehouse 23, Vancouver, WA - prairieboosters.org

Home & Garden Idea Fair (April 26-28, 2019)
Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA - clarkcoeventcenter.com

Tiny House Expo (April 27 & 28, 2019)
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR - oregoncc.org

Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market (Saturday, May 4, 2019)
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR - oregoncc.org

PHS Spring Play (May 16, 17 & 18, 2019)
PHS Auditorium, Vancouver, WA - phs.battlegroundps.org

PHS FFA Plant Sale (Saturday, May 18, 2019)
PHS Campus, Vancouver, WA - phs.battlegroundps.org

Dozer Day (May 18 & 19, 2019)
Clark County Event Center, Ridgefield, WA - clarkcoeventcenter.com


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

Class of 1989 - 30 year reunion
July 5-7, 2019, locations to be determined - facebook.com

Class of 1994 - 25 year reunion TBD. Details coming soon.

Class of 1999 - 20 year reunion
Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., location to be determined. - eventbrite.com

Class of 2009 - 10 year reunion TBD. Details coming soon.

Class Reunion Stories
Jayson Dodge (PHS Class of 1988 and PrairieTalon.org Webmaster) attended his class reunions, organizing the last two. Details of his experiences along with some photos from each reunion are listed below.
Jayson's Ten Year Reunion Story from 1998
Jayson's Twenty Year Reunion Story from 2008
Jayson's Thirty Year Reunion Story from 2018


Twitter Feed


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
Cheryl (Trimbo) Roesler (1962-2019) View obituary.
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
David Harris (1967-2014) View obituary.
Bobbie (Johnson) Davis (1966-2014) View obituary.
Tom MacDonald (1967-1987)
Brian Olson (1967-1986)
Dan Proudfit (1967-2018) View obituary.
Kay (Sarkinen) Hendrickson (1966-2018) View obituary.
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.
Bev (Puscher) Wharton (1970-2012) View obituary.
Kori (Rieger) Fredericksen (1969-2011) View obituary.
Jeff Ryder (1970-2018) 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
Rick Colbert (1970-2018) View obituary.
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.
Jeff Upkes (1971-2018) 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.
Tiffany (Wiser) Kennedy (1974-2018) View obituary.

CLASS OF 1993
Ryan Ferrante (1974-2002)
Jason Gladden (1975-2007) View obituary.
Shannon McCarty-Lane (1975-2015) View obituary.
Michael Rogers (1975-2004) View obituary.
Chris Waddell (1975-2011) 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)
Katelyn (Coates) Black (1978-2013) View obituary.
Shannon Collins (1978-2008) View obituary.
Kevin Gohlke (1978-?)
James Harkins (1978-1997)
Chris McCormick (1978-?)
Jaynece Nevin (1978-1998) View obituary.
Maria (Stogianis) Suh (1977-2016) View obituary.
Jason Vinsonhaler (1978-?)

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
Amy (Cowperthwait) Manley (1983-2017)
Jeremiah Johnson (1983-2007) View obituary.
Heidi Lueth (1983-2004) View obituary.
Alisha (Tapper) Bernhardt (1983-2017) View obituary.
Tyler VonRuden (1983-2005) View obituary.
Marcus Wieber (1982-2009) 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.
Seth Winterup (1997-2019) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2016
Briana Pasco (1997-2018) 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.
Bill Hill (1945-2018) - History Teacher, Men's Basketball Coach, Interim Activities Director, 1986-1989 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.

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Links and Contact Information
Email: prairietalon@yahoo.com
Facebook: facebook.com/prairietalon
Twitter: twitter.com/PrairieHSAlumWA
YouTube: youtube.com/prairietalon2011
Prairie High School: phs.battlegroundps.org
Prairie Boosters: prairieboosters.org
Battle Ground Public Schools: battlegroundps.org
PHS Falcons Sideline Store: sideline.bsnsports.com
The Columbian: columbian.com
The Reflector: thereflector.com
Camas-Washougal Post-Record: camaspostrecord.com
Clark County Today: clarkcountytoday.com


Updated April 13, 2019
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