Tracks Tradition - 2002 Era
The 2002 PCHS graduating class will have its reunion on June 2nd 2012. This page will include videos from Tracks of that time period.
2002 Graduating Class Reunited on June 2nd
The views given to this single page were almost entirely the alumni from 2002 in five months leading up to the 10th class reunion.
Reviewing Classmates from a Decade ago
2002 Commencement(s) Small portions of the graduation are shown along with the last minute giving the start of the summer program by the staff in the dining hall.
Michael Long's interrogation of his suspect has continually been used as a model for the conversation assignment. The use of light is especially dramatic. There is no cameraman but only a tripod.
Singing the Constitution: This has two student-singer groups, one with a rap and the other a rhapsody about the Consititution
Snap my picture music video: Michael Long did this music video with his friend Chris and an AFS student from Ireland. It was done for his exam using a setting close to the Tryon Fine Arts Center.
Memories Theme: Mr. Vanderford speaks in the auditorium, and cutaways reinforce his message of the memories students will be left with.
2002 Stand and Deliver: Mr. Campbell's calculus class re-enacted scenes from the movie.
2001 Soccer Champs: This was the first of three state championships for PCHS won in the first 20 years, one by the gals and two by the guys. Mr. Riddlehoover was coach for this first victory.
Classic Love Potion: This helped set the standard for the early classes on what a music video was to be: words match the pictures.
Bond Issue Claymation: This animation was well received by the superintendent and the school board. Too bad there was no internet for a wider audience.
2002 Announcers: Mr. Preston was sponsor for the leadership advocate class that took on the role of announcing in the afternoon and at advocate, including Fridays on Tracks. Here's a sampling using the teleprompter.
Dat Dance & Rap, too!: Here are the dance styles in the hallway for the turn of the century. At the conclusion is some rapping that would have made it to Tracks had editing been done with the footage.
Japanese Words of Mischief: This AFS student from Japan went around the school speaking to people in Japanese. You as the audience can read in the titles what he said that his original audience never knew.
2002 Spirit Week: This has all the ingredients to make a spirited week: a "Don't Let the Dogs Out" banner, football players in drag, decorating the gym, a showing and crowning of the court, a tribute to a cheerleader, blue white game, a 46-20 scoreboard, and the band.
Odel Tribute: Mr. Odel and his son play a song with slides that pays tribute to Odel's dad. It made probably the most memorable part of the talent show.
Some More Classic Tracks
Madrigal Feast: The chorus put on a madrigal feast in the dining hall for great entertainment and food. This banquet is intercut with shots of normal dining by students in the cafeteria.
2001 Place of Champions: In the auditorium the band and the soccer team are celebrated by the student body.
2001-02 Fashion: Guy and Girl fashion statements are made through a procession of different styles.
Valentine's Day 2002: This has three super Valentine Day episodes of romantic hopes that go awry. All were originally conceived and edited by Michael Long to advertise a blind date contest for the newspaper.
Initial Bond Issue Outcome: Superintendent Miller and School Board Chair Tennant give explanations for the school bond issue results on this school TV broadcast.
TSA and Air Force Students of the Week: Students of the Week were awarded for individuals or groups over the two years of Principal Miller. This is for the TSA club and a student earning a full Air Force Academy ride.
Friends: Assistant Principal Powell and Principal Miller talked of their friendship and student pairs did the same.
Five Students of the Week: This combines five different awards of the Student of the Week by Principal Miller.
2001 Prom: this mainly changes the colors for night vision sequences of dark dancing. More finesse was years in coming.
Bye Bye Birdie: Mrs. Kuether's musical has this impersonation of Elvis.
Wizard of Oz: Michelle Edwards is Dorothy in this big musical production.
2001 Winter Formal: This has more pizzaz than the prom because of Christmas lighting and a feature used called candlelight rather than night vision.
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