For 1997, the LOHS Yearbook was renamed back to "Oak Leaves." With all the construction surrounding this class, the name of Phoenix might have been more appropriate as once again a new school was rising from the debris of the past. This year's annual is filled with pictures, comments, backgrounds and even graffiti art with construction or destruction themes. One of our favorite comments on page 43 was this; "While in Spanish one day a construction worker came in and told us to move to the front of the room because the back wall could collapse at any moment (Justin Young)."
The Oak Leaves is presented below as scanned page images and may be viewed or downloaded as a PDF document via the link above. As in previous years, from the web presentation standpoint, we are caught between quality and quantity. While high speed Internet allows larger files, most users get impatient on large downloads. So, once again we present two resolutions of the annual. The increased use of computer design allows much smaller fonts and even smaller images that show up great in the direct printing application, but when digitized and compressed make for fuzzy and sometimes unreadable content. The larger Hi-Res copy from above is lesser compression and clearer for the small fonts. The other choice is the faster, smaller but not quite as clear edition.
The 1997 Oak Leaves came from the high school's library collection. Our thanks to Principal Matt Houser and Librarian Brenda Metzger for allowing us access. We hope you enjoy the memories.