Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Reunion Recap

A BIG thanks to everyone who attended the reunion and helped make it such a success! We had a great (and surprisingly different) crowd at each event, including classmates who traveled from as far away as San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC, Missouri, and everywhere in between to be there. It was so fun to see everyone (and everyone looked GREAT, by the way!) and spend the weekend catching up with and reminiscing with old friends.

Whether you were able to join us or not, I hope you enjoy the pictures below (separated by each reunion event). If you have additional pictures you'd like to share, please send them to I will happily upload another album!

Thanks again and see you all in 2019!

P.S. There was some interest expressed at the reunion in keeping this blog active with updates about additional classmates. If you are interested in that and willing to be profiled, please leave a comment or shoot me an email.

Reunion Reception - Saturday Night

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Reunion Picnic - Saturday

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Reunion Mixer - Friday Night

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In Loving Memory

While the reunion was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends, it was also a time to reflect upon tragic absence of the seven friends and classmates we have lost. Each of these guys were incredible men who we miss dearly. While they are no longer with us, we honor them in loving memory...

Jesse Rosa
Kevin Newby
Jake Wright
Drew Gushwa
Nathan Fries
Craig Welsh
Bryce Millward

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What to Wear?

I've had lots of questions about what to wear to the Saturday night reception, so I thought I'd add a quick post here for people who were wondering but didn't want to ask.

The Performing Arts Center is a BEAUTIFUL and somewhat formal venue. While there is no official "dress code" for the night, I'd say the most appropriate attire would fall between business casual and cocktail. (Since I know some guys may need a translation on the lingo, that would be anything from nice khakis and polos to slacks and ties.)

I can't wait to see everyone this weekend!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Classmate Update: Andrea Schiers

Although I thought I may leave Idaho right after graduation from high school, I actually stayed around for another seven years and spent them all in the cozy college town of Moscow. Nestled in the golden rolling hills of the Palouse, I spent four years in journalism school and then, once I realized I did not want to be a journalist, spent another three years in law school. In the meantime, I managed to fit in a bit of traveling, and visited London, Mexico, and even the exotic Boise for a summer while I worked for a federal judge there.

As law school graduation drew nearer, I set my sights west of the Cascades and landed a job at the Washington State Court of Appeals in Tacoma. Soon after, I moved the 35 miles north to Seattle, where I've lived for the last two years. Now I work at a mid-sized law firm in a small town a few miles outside of the city, and am often reminded of the places back home that somehow don't seem too far away.

When I'm not working or commuting, I enjoy long talks with my cat, watching TV on DVD, cupcakes, taking the bus, sleeping in, bacon, and, if only in my fantasies, reading non-law-related books.

I look forward to catching up with everyone at the reunion!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

RSVP Deadline Extended

Just a quick note to let you know that it's not too late to join in on the fun! We have extended the reunion RSVP deadline to Sunday, August 2nd. Please spread the word to all your friends who are still undecided about attending.

For those submitting an RSVP and event payment by August 2nd, the price will stay at the advertised rate. There will be a slight increase in event costs for those submitting RSVP and payment after August 2nd. If you have already RSVP'd please get your payment in as soon as possible.

Thanks and I can't wait to see you soon! There has been a really positive response to the reunion, and I am anticipating a good turn out.

Please note: There are several classmates who have only RSVP'd to one of the events (either the picnic or the reception). If you don't want to miss seeing any of your old friends, I suggest attending both events. It's not too late to update your RSVP. Just submit a new RSVP form by following the link on the right hand column for the event you'd like to add. You do not need to re-RSVP for the event you have already submitted a form for.

If you have questions, please call me (Dawna) at 208.406.3301

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Classmate Update: Dallas Stahle

In the last 10 years, I've had the best time of my life. I've lived in Utah, Taiwan, China and Oregon. It's strange to think that I've never been back to Pocatello to live since I left in '99.

After graduation, I went to BYU and began studying. I left for 2 years to serve an LDS mission in the Taiwan Taichung Mission, and then returned in 2002 to continue studying. In 2004, I was married to my wife Ashley and we had our first son this year. His name is Lincoln Dallas Stahle.

I graduated BYU in April of 2006 with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and have been living in Oregon ever since. Because of my love for Taiwan, I've continued to work with companies doing engineering work in China and SE Asia. It's been such a great experience for my family and we've been able to live there as well for various assignments.

Currently, I work for Tyco Electronics in the Portland, OR area and travel to China about 3 times a year for work. We love the North West and have been able to enjoy so many hobbies out here. We are able to visit the coast and mountains, spend time camping and hiking as well as playing soccer, volleyball and running. I'm excited to return to Pocatello and see old friends and reconnect. Be sure to also check out my family blog for more updates and pictures of my family. See you in August!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Classmate Update: Lynette (Jorgensen) Paulsen

After graduation, I went and was a nanny in Houston, TX. I then came home and worked at Molinelli's Jewelers in Pocatello. On March 9, 2002, I married Shane Paulsen and then soon after, I went to work for Wells Fargo Bank. In June 2003, we welcomed our 1st son, Terick, and I quit working in December 2004. I started a daycare in my home and in May 2005 welcomed son # 2, Gavin. I am pretty boring. I still do the same thing, 4 years later... In February 2007, I had a third little boy, Jhett, and then we decided to have one more and... SURPRISE!!! there were two. After upgradeing our house and buying a Suburban, we brought home Kaden and Skyler in September of 2008, yes, two more boys. The daycare expanded with the house and I now watch 9 kids plus my five most days. Needless to say I am VERY busy, but extremely happy! Life is great and I love spending time with my husband and my five little men.

I can't wait to see everyone at the reunion!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Watch your mailboxes!

Watch your mailboxes for your official reunion invitation! And remember to RSVP as soon as possible. See you soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Classmate Update: Shari (Pincock) Baker

The classmate update on Tarl Lambson is definitely a hard act to follow but here's a little bit about me, Shari Baker (formerly known as Shari Pincock).

I married my best friend Orrin, on March 10th, 2005.  We are currently living in Boise and are just working and playing.  I've now been working for a company in Nampa for 4 1/2 years where I have a lot of different roles.  Everything from Administrative Assistant to Human Resources to Payroll Manager. My husband works for Verizon Wireless here in Boise.  Even though we are both working full-time we definitely make time for a little fun and relaxation.  Among other things we enjoy hanging out with friends, playing tennis (even though we're not any good), riding bikes, and watching movies together.  Can't wait to see you at the class reunion on August 8th!  Don't forget to R.S.V.P!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Event Details Announced!

We are pleased to announce the events for the Highland High School Class of 1999 Ten Year Reunion! The reunion is being held the weekend of August 8th. 

Please RSVP for each reunion event by filling out the form at the link found to the right of this post. Even if you cannot make it to the reunion, we would appreciate it if you would still take the time to fill out the form and let us know you're not coming.

For events with associated costs, we ask that you provide payment by July 20th. You can pay via account transfer (aka "Send Money") or credit card using PayPal by following the link to the right. (To save the planning committee credit card fees, please use "Send Money" option if possible). You may also send a check to:

HHS Class of '99 Reunion
c/o Dawna Rasmussen Burket
5068 W. Banker Dr.
Boise, ID 83714


Unofficial Bar Night:
Catch up with old friends over a cocktail at Portneuf Valley Brewing (615 S. 1st Ave) from 10:00 pm - Midnight.


Classmate Picnic:
Join us Saturday, August 8th at 11:30 am at Stuart Park (at the intersection of James and Stuart Street in Chubbuck) for a family picnic. There will be a bouncy house, face painting and games for the kids (and the adults!). The picnic is being catered by Pier 49 Pizza. Lunch will include pizza, salad, drinks and dessert. The cost for lunch is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Please submit your payment by check or via PayPal by following the link at Please provide payment by July 20th.

Adult Reception:
The reunion's PREMIER EVENT! Join us Saturday, August 8th at the Idaho State University Performing Arts Center from 7:00 - 10:00 pm for music, food and a short program. No-host bar will be available. In order to reduce costs and increase your time to mingle and catch up with old classmates, we have opted for an hour d'oeuvre reception rather than a seated dinner. But don't worry - there will be plenty of food and variety to fill you up! Please submit your payment of $30 per person ($60 per couple) by check or via PayPal by following the link at Please note that the price will increase to $35 per person for those submitting payment after July 20th.

If you have any questions, email Dawna or Shari at or send us a message on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Classmate Update: Tarl Lambson

My family and I are still living in Provo, Utah.  School is all but done so I find myself freelancing for animation and graphic design.  Work is slim these days, but I still enjoy drawing all those pictures.  If you want a peek at a few of them, check it out on  I've also helped start up a new t-shirt company in Washington as their creative director.  That work can be seen at

Debbie and I have been married for 7 1/2 years now and even managed to have three beautiful children to show for it.  We find a little time here and there to spend together, just the two of us, but usually we are all together playing outside, having picnics at the park, playing games or just shooting bad guys on the xbox.  The two older girls are great at helping out their little brother, and all three of them do a fantastic job at messing up the house and getting into trouble.

Check back each week for a new classmate update! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time Flies..

Can you believe it's already been 10 years?  We're in the process of working out the details for our 10 year class reunion.  Be sure and check this site often for updates and information about the upcoming event.

Part of the planning process involves finding and contacting all of the students in our very LARGE graduating class.  We would appreciate it if you would please email your current information (name, address, phone number, and email address-girls, please give us your maiden name as well) to so the search is a bit less difficult.

Be sure and comment below with any questions or comments you may have regarding the reunion.

Can't wait to see all of you!