|Not listed in Alumni directory|
|HS: Hereby Do Will|
|I, Kurt Kainec, hereby do will to Brad Kumkowski my cowboy boots and briefcase so he may be as intelligent as I. Dan Harvey, I will to you my masterful art of tripping kids in the hallway.|
|HS: I Will Always Remember|
|I will always remember trying to stay awake in Mr. Smith's class and becoming a scholar in Mrs. Petros' class.|
|HS: In Ten Years|
|In ten years someone who is shorter than Mr. Lloyd will come to Nordonia.|
|HS: Senior Superlatives|
|Nominated for Most Involved in Vo-Ed (Winner)|
|NL Dec 22 1993 - "Wants place for teens to meet" On Deceber 2, 1993 the City of Macedonia held a meeting concerning young people and what to do about keeping the from becoming involved with gangs and gang-related activities. The subcommittee assigned to offer some suggestions devised several excellent solutions concerning DARE officers and the area schools. Also, for the adolescent group, the suggestion of opening the middle school as a temporary recreation center was very good, but older students and those have already graduated are looking for something different.|
What we are looking for is a place that we may associate with our friends without conflicts awith the community or troublemaking subjects. When it was brought forth to the committee that a place such as this was needed, they offered the middle school as a solution. For the students ranging in age from 12 to 15, it is an excellent solution.
But what we desire is simply a place where we can meet with our friends and talk. It could simply be a room, or even a parking lot where we can go and visit with our friends anytime we want. That was why all those kids were 'hanging out' at Northfield Plaza. We could meet up there anytime, day or night, and talk with our friends without it closing or being inaccessible to us. I understand the reason for not allowing us to go there anymore, but how else can we meet with our friends in the evening, without disturbing neighbors or parents?
An approriate solution for this could be opening a small area, possibly with a pop and snack food machine, which is open from 6 pm to 2 am where we can go just to sit and meet with our peers. As for the under eighteen crowds, maybe allow those only with written permission from a parent or guardian to be there after 10 or 11. For maintenance, how about charging a monthly fee of $5 or $10, and giving out an entry pass? Security? What about asking a DARE or an off-duty officer to donate some time to insure t hat no trouble is caused?
The results of opening a place like this would not only benefit the people who would go there, but it will benefit the community as well. How? First, by allowing peers to associate under supervision. This will relieve parents' concerns of what their child is doing when that are out for the evening. Second, by promoting interaction with local authorities, so both the officer and the young person have a better understanding of each other's views. Third, giving your people a place to meet without the fear of being involved in negative situations. Fourth, this will reduce or eliminate the young person's tendency to become involved in troublesome situations by allowing them to observe and associate with their older and more mature peers.
These are just a few of the benefits for both the individual and community. The list is longer, but I am sure you get the main point. All I ask is that you consider what I have written and support us, the young people, in giving us a place where we can meet with our friends.