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Let us know you visited the website.  Tell us what is on your mind.


 
  Tenna Mandell Rich
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hi to everyone from the class of 1984. Miss yall
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  Larry Hicks
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
To those who came to the reunion, it was great to see you again. To those eho didn't, I hope to see youat the next one.
 
 
  Trent Alexander
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Class of 84 your attendance is sure to make this reunion a HIT! No one can replace you and your failure to attend prevents those present from experiencing joy.... 
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  Sharyl Richardson
Monday, July 14, 2014
Thanks, Stephanie...you're the bestest!! I bet a lot of people will select that answer whether it's true or not.  Isn't there a saying about a lie becoming the truth if it's repeated ten times or something like that?  *wink*
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  John Presley
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Hey.  I see a lot of familiar names.  Hope you're all good.
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  Michele "Rene" Strode (Oliver)
Friday, July 11, 2014
Once again great job Stephine!!!!  I have two shows that saturday but I will make it once the curtains goes down on the second show.... Can't wait to see everyone....Blessings
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  Stephanie Moreno
Friday, July 11, 2014
I know, Sharyl, I've heard that legend my entire life, too.  But, I've done a lot of research and just can't find any evidence of it.  If anyone can give me proof, I'll believe it.  :)  I really think the more believable story is just to add "o" and "er" to GPHS.  Just look at the acronym and you can already picture the GOPHERS.  But, for you, Sharyl, I'll add the urban legend so we can see how many others believe it.  :)
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  Sharyl Cunningham Richardson
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hey, Steph...just spent more time than I had to spare browsing through this site again.  Thank you so much for maintaining this for all of us!  I know it must be very labor-intensive, but we all really enjoy and appreciate having this resource. I just read your remarks below about how the Gopher mascot came to be, and I believe the story about the coach from Minnesota is true.  If not, it's a deeply entranched legend... I remember hearing it before I ever even became a student at GPHS!  I think it's time to add that as one of the multiple choice answer options on the home page quiz, ha! Thanks again for everything you do to keep us all together!
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  Velia Miranda
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hello y'all,! Not sure if anyone remebers me but I'm hereeeeee.     Velia 48ac
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  Larry Hicks
Sunday, August 11, 2013
If anyone knows how to get in touch with the reunion committee, let them know if you have any ideas that will make our next reunion a good one. Like a day at the races.
 
 
  Larry Hicks
Sunday, June 2, 2013
 
I hope this message finds everybody doing well. I hope to see at least some of those who read it at the reunion next year. I wonder when and where it will be.
 
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  KEVIN BLACKWELL
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Well hello to everyone sorry i've been out of touch for what 20 yrs. Please feel free to contact me. My life is great now that I finally have had my knee replaced with titanium. Feel like a kid again......
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  larry hicks
Sunday, November 25, 2012
It's weird that very few people from our class have written anyting on this page. I hope to see more at the 30-year reunion than came to the 25. Also happy holiday to all who read this message.
 
 
  Louis Johnson
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Talk about a blast from the past! I know all of these names but for the life of me I can put very few faces with them. God Bless everyone!
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  Larry Hicks
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I would like to wish everybody a safe and happy holiday season.
 
 
  Jeff Houck
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
It's been a long time......
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  larry hicks
Sunday, December 19, 2010
To all who read this, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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  John Thurman
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Hello everyone! Sorry I couldn't make it to the renion this past year. I'm stationed overseas again and it just wasn't possible. Maybe at the 30th!
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  Stephanie Jumper Moreno
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hello Gophers...I agree with Larry...I hope this site gets used year round...not just in reunion years.
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  Larry Hicks
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I don't know if it's good or bad that nobody has posted anything here since the reunion. I hope more people post notes over the next 4 1/2 years between now and the next reunion.
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  John Lowery
Monday, March 8, 2010
Awesome Site great work. 
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  Larry Hicks
Monday, November 2, 2009
I had a great time at the reunion. I just wish more of our former classmates had been able to come. I can't wait for the next one.
 
 
  larry hicks
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I enjoyed the reunion and am looking forward to the next one. I hope more people can come.
 
 
  Larry Hicks
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I had a great time at the reunion. It was good to see old friends after all these years.
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  Perry Scott Ewing
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Whaddup!  Can't wait to see everyone.  I better start dieting now!!  Does dieting have two t's?
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  Chris Christensen
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Great job, Stephanie!

I look forward to see a lot of old friends.  Thanks for inviting me!

Chris
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  Trent Alexander
Friday, August 14, 2009
S. Jumper,
Fantastic job on the site. I've always been a proud Gopher and this site strengthens my pride.
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  Kelsye Jefferson (Turner)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thanks to Stephanie for putting this together.  I'm realy excited and can't wait to see everyone.
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  Julie Moad Lepek
Monday, August 3, 2009
It's been great catching up with everyone on Facebook.  I can't believe it's really been 25 years!
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  Cannon Elkins
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Great website and hope to see some of ya'll soon
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  Zena Ayala-Fernino
Friday, May 29, 2009
Awesome job Stephanie! I appreciate your hard work.
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  Denise Tidwell
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I am so excited to see everyone!  I can't wait.  Thanks Stephanie for putting this together and for your determination to keep us all conected. 
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  Lisa Davison
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Great site!! Thanks for the work you've done for us all! Hope to see everyone at the reunion :) 

God Speed!
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  Karen LaValley
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Great job, Stephanie! I'm excited to see everyone at the reunion!
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  Gin a Locke Sullivan
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I am not even in this class, but knew  many.... this is a GREAT idea! Wish we had more of these!!!!
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  Debbie Evans
Monday, March 16, 2009
Great job Steph!  I hope to get to come to the reunion, depends on whether we are in town or not!
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  Carlos Polanco Jr
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GOOD JOB STEPH,  SEE YOU AT THE REUNION

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  Eric Johnson
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Outstanding job Steph!!
 
 
  Steve Logan
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thanks Stephanie for all your hard work.  This is an awsome website.  I hope to see everyone at the reunion.
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  Manuel "Luke" Sisneros
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Did not realize this site was here. thanks steph!!!!!!
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  Stephanie Moreno
Monday, March 2, 2009
OK...I'm not totally convinced that the name of our mascot did not come from GoPHerS...but this is what I found on the GPHS Alumni Association website...

At the end of the 1923 school year, the school board decided that Grand Prairie High School should have a football team in '24 and authorized the district to spend $200 on uniforms and find a coach. Of course, the coach had to be a volunteer as no money was authorized for a salary. The volunteer turned out to be Ben E. Grimes who had attended Minnesota University, where the mascot was the Golden Gopher. Mr. Grimes volunteered to coach the team on the condition that the team's mascot would be the Gopher.

Mr. Grimes traveled by interurban all the way to Dallas to Ring & Brewer uniform store, which was then the supplier of athletic uniforms. Originally intending to purchase bright red uniforms, Mr. Grimes learned that the uniforms would cost somewhere between $400 and $600 and thus was forced to leave empty handed. A week or so later, he received a call from Ring & Brewer and was told that another school had ordered 26 uniforms that were supposed to be green, but turned out to be blue. Ring & Brewer offered the uniforms to Mr. Grimes for $200.

The first football team took the field in 1924 marking the inception of the Grand Prairie Gophers and Big Blue!

I'll let you decide...
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  Jamie Tomlin Miller
Monday, March 2, 2009
Awesome job Steph! The gopher is from U of Minn.!
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  Shannon Balko Magda
Monday, March 2, 2009
This is fun!  I'll spend more time on the site later; love the chance to see my classmates.  I have a 1 year old daughter & live all the way in Oregon now.  Hopefully, we can come in September.  Thanks, Stephanie for getting this together.
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  Larry Hicks
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Stephanie, you did a good job contacting everyone. I hope a lot of our classmates can make it.
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  LeaAnn
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Great job Steph!
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  Kaye Stogsdill
Monday, February 23, 2009
Stephanie, you have done such a great job with the site! Wish I had kept in better contact with people so I could help you find more of them.  Sure is great to see the ones who have joined though.
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  Marilyn Grabeel Stevens
Sunday, February 22, 2009

Great Site

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  Sherry
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The site look fabulous. Thanks for your hard work!!!
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  Fawn Walker
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Nice website!  Thanks Stephanie.
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  Eric Adams
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I believe that trivia question about why we are called Gophers is incorrect.I read that the superendent of Grand Prairie schools at the time GPHS was built,was from the University of Minnesota.Their mascot is the gopher.The website looks great!
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  Laura Chambers Hensley
Monday, February 16, 2009

I just want to thank Stephanie for going to all this effort! This site looks great! THANK YOU STEPHANIE!

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  Stephanie Jumper Moreno
Sunday, February 15, 2009
If you are on Facebook, be sure to be added to the Group called GPHS Class of 1984.
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