An Important Message

Hi everyone,
I know that everyone has been talking about the COVID-19 virus on the news and shared by businesses, organizations, schools, churches, government agencies and other individuals. People are staying home and not traveling to prevent the spread. Yes, I get it. We are all in this together. I am working from home and getting everything delivered once my food and supplies have been exhausted. And, I have been as busy as ever. I hope to have an online videoconference informational meeting to form a PHS Alumni Association sometime next year as time permits. The next update for this website will be after the first of the year, or at least until the virus is at bay. I will continue to like and share posts on Twitter under the handle @PrairieHSAlumWA. I will hopefully, once I get some free time, stream some movies and TV shows like everyone else. Take care and stay safe and healthy.

Jayson Dodge
Founder and Webmaster, The Prairie High School Alumni Association Project


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 YouTube should resume sometime later this year. Some of the links to most of the obituaries in the Memorials section will be rerouted from this site to the obituary in the newspaper, mortuary, or other memorial tribute website over the next several months. 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.

Former Falcon decides to play basketball once again
PHS grad Mallory Williams missed competing so much that she wanted to play again, this time for Centralia Community College. - The Reflector

Congresswoman re-elected for another term
PHS alum Jaime Herrera Beutler has been re-elected for a sixth term in the United States House of Representatives. - The Reflector

Longtime coach returns to the court
PHS Men's Basketball Coach Kyle Brooks has arrived back on campus to resume head coaching duties. - KPTV Fox 12 Oregon and Clark County Today

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most scheduled events may be cancelled, subject to cancellation, held virtually or as a drive through activity. Check with the event or venue's website for more information.


PHS Sports
For information on PHS sports schedules, visit the Greater St. Helens League website at 3agshl.com.

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

PHS Classes of 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2011: Please check with your class website or Facebook page to confirm whether or not your class will be having a reunion. Other alumni groups may schedule virtual gatherings in the near future.

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 Posts


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.
Terry Walter (1962-2020) View obituary.
Mike Wolf (1962-2013) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1981
Tim Gering (1962-1980) View obituary.
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.
Brenda (Johnson) Cox (1964-2014) View obituary.
Julie (Nerton) Dobson (1963-2007) View obituary.
Kathy (Nail) Rubbelke (1964-2017) View obituary.
Matt Williams (1964-2017) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1983
Richard Deschand (1965-2019) View obituary.
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.
Jackie (Tormanen) Firestone (1965-2020) 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.
Chris Shull (1969-2020)
   View first obituary.
   View second 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)
Matt Hart (1971-2019) View obituary.
Scott Hayden (1971-1992) View obituary.
Rick Jones (1970-2001)
Corinna Sofranko (1970-1997) View obituary.
Joanne Tormanen (1971-2007) View obituary.


CLASS OF 1990
Jason Davis (1972-1990)
Charlene German (1972-2001)
Matt Lang (1972-2006)
Jeff Niedziela (1972-2019) View obituary.
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
Jeff Bushaw (1975-2020)
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.
Christina (Reed) Tandberg (1978-2020) 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.
Rebecca (Lloid) Glendenning (1979-2020) View obituary.
Dustin Parkhill (1980-1998?)
Brandon Portnoy (1980-2007) View obituary.
Bryce Powers (1980-2001) View obituary.
Jeff Schwartz (1980-2018) 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 first obituary.
   View second 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
Kara Ellertson (1985-2019) View obituary.
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 2010
Rachel Casper (1992-2020) View obituary.
Jode de Klerk (1992-2020) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2013
Justin Boyce (1994-2012)

CLASS OF 2014
Dylan Adams (1995-2020) View obituary.

CLASS OF 2015
David Shattuck (1997-2015) View obituary.
Seth Winterup (1997-2019) View obituary.


CLASS OF 2016
Briana Pasco (1997-2018) View obituary.
Sean Stillwell (1998-2020) View obituary.



FACULTY AND STAFF
Sandy Bernhardt (1953-2009) - ASB Head Office Secretary, 1989-2009 View obituary.
Gordon Buslach (1932-2019) - History and Driver Education Teacher; Football and Track Coach, 1979-1989 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.
Micah Hilario (1977-2020) - Math Teacher, Activities Director 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.



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
Greater St. Helens 3A League: 3agshl.com
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association: wiaa.com



Updated January 4, 2021
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