Thanks for the great seasons
Due to a career change I will not be able to coach the Lady
Vikings basketball team next year. First thank you to all of the parents of the
student-athletes I was able to coach over the past five seasons. Your
dedication to your daughters was awesome.
For the players, I have enjoyed my years at Mabton and thank
everyone for the wonderful memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. I hope
that you have learned as much from me as I have from you over the years. Your
desire to improve yourself and to make the Mabton Lady Vikings basketball
competitive was awesome to be
a part of.
This desire was never more evident than this past week at
Soap Lake Team Camp. Due to unforseeable circumstances, five girls - Diana
Lopez, Alida Mendoza, Erica Sanchez, Adriana Cardenas and Talisa Sotelo showed
everyone at the camp what hard work, desire and guts were all about. These
young ladies played 11 basketball games in four days. They competed in every
game and took most teams to the very end. It was truly an honor to coach you
five Lady Vikings one last time. The future of Mabton Lady Viking basketball is
alive and well.
I wish all returning players and Mike Roettger the best of
luck this upcoming basketball season, as well as in all of their seasons. I
hope that each of you get to taste the success each of you deserve.
Ladies my bags are always packed.
/s/ Brett Simpson, former Mabton girls basketball coach.
Seniors thank party sponsors
The Sunnyside High School senior class of 2004 would like to
extend a special thank you to all of the following individuals for their help
in making the senior graduation party a great success:
First to Margie Ramirez for the donation of a handmade
Grizzly quilt for the raffle; Sharon Pina for being our cook and to all of the
junior class parents who donated food; to John and Karen Cullen and Gary and
Cori Visser for the casino (even though they didn't have any seniors this
year); and to Mr. Miles, Mr. Sleater, Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Kezell for helping
with the games (all greatly appreciated; to Mrs. Ohler's leadership class for
the help with decorations; Mr. Mauro and Mr. Paulus and the boys for their
muscles; Sandy Schilperoort for helping at the door and Bertha Soto and Sharon
Rollinger for their help with decorating; and also to the school administration
folks that helped out.
And last, but not least, to all of the senior parents who
were there to help plan the event and helped at the party as well. We couldn't
have done without you.
We also greatly appreciate the financial and merchandise
donations from the following community businesses. Without their donations we
would not have had such a great party. So a great big thanks you to Valley
Lanes, Judy Hall, Pepsi, The Battery Store, Randall J. Schuler DDS, MS Valley
Investment Properties Real Estate Inc., R.F. Strain Insurance Inc., Sunnyside
Community Hospital, Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department, Harold's Repair and
Rental LLC., Orange Dairy Services Inc., Yakima Valley Chiropractic Center,
Ganser Enterprises Inc., Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Services,
Golob Family Trust, MS Properties of WA., LLC., JCPenney, Valley Racquet and
Costco, El Conquistador,
Valley Auto, Arbys, Taco Bell, Eastway Video, Burger Ranch, Wal-Mart, Homestretch
Espresso, Pizza Hut, Dominos's Pizza, Slam Dunk, Electric Beach, KFC/A&W,
McDonald's, Taylor'd Footwear,
Catalina's, Jump Start Espresso, Daily Buzz, BiMart, New Image Hair
Design, Martin Dental and U.S. Cellular.
If we missed anyone
we are truly sorry. It took the combined efforts of everyone to make it happen
and to give our kids a safe place to celebrate their enormous accomplishments
for this particular part of their journey. To them we say congratulations and
to you again, we say thank you.
From the SHS Senior Class Parent Booster Club