Life on the Summit: Class of 1994 celebrates 20th anniversary |

Life on the Summit: Class of 1994 celebrates 20th anniversary

Miles F. Porter IV
Special to the Daily

It was 20 years ago today the Summit High School class of 1994 was embarking on its post-graduation plans.

Just the other day that class held its 20-year reunion with about 30 classmates, many accompanied by spouses and offspring, returning to Frisco. Attendees recall the class size was about 110.

Back then the high school was where the Summit Middle School is today.

Tracy Lyon Glass, daughter of Tracy Lyon and Tom Glass, offers her reports on the fun weekend that started at her parents’ Frisco Heights home recently:

Cocktail soiree: “Class members and their significant others got together to reminisce. Chef Ian Kleinman (owner of the Inventing Room) provided the outstanding food — complete with liquid nitrogen popcorn.

“Britta Bowers still had the commencement ceremony slideshow, which played in the background, and piles of old yearbooks were provided for endless laughter and entertainment.”

Summit Middle School Tour (which was the high school in 1994): “Classmate and current Summit Middle School eighth grade math teacher, Heidi (Rickauer) Avery, toured the group through the old and the new. Wow, does it look different from when we were all there 20 years ago. We loved seeing the sights that we recognized (the girls locker room in the gymnasium is almost exactly the same as is the auditorium).”

Saturday, the barbecue: “Brrrr … it was cold and rainy, but the grads and their families braved the weather and enjoyed Moe’s BBQ in Walter Byron Park. Everyone enjoyed seeing the next generation play together. When we were ready to warm up, a large group headed to the Moose Jaw.”

The remainder of the weekend was filled with small gatherings around The Summit.

Among those “coming home” were Brandon and Molly Morris, Britta Bowers, Cameron Miller, Cathy Cooney, Chris Buffington, Christi McKinley, Courtney Sutherlin Hox, Elise Sather Radebaugh, Erica Wentworth, Ian Kleinman, Jason Clark, Jen Hale, Josh Wyscarver, Julian Jacobson, Kirsta Grauberger, Laura Freese, Laura Perkins Campbell, Leslie Bunchman Foster, Megan Griffiths, Randy Gill, Robert Martin, Ryan Galloway, Scott Rozinski, Shelley Keeling, Stephanie Johnson, Taya Logan Mastrobuono, Todd Franzen, Tom Aex, Tracy Glass McKenna, Chris Hammock, Cori McKee, Heidi R. Avery, Lance Emore, Janelle Morgan Dayton, Peter Henriksen, Shawn Connelly and Stacey Meola.


Congrats to Dick and Heidi Roy on marking their 20th wedding anniversary this week with a lunchtime sail.


During Spike!’s and Mary’s trek to Wichita for the annual Autumn and Art show, we chatted with Pat Wilson, brother of Phil and Brian, who remains a flatlander.

We again visited with Carol Schmidt’s sister, Ginny Caldwell and husband Richard. Carol and son Chad had just been back to Kansas.

On the way back from the Sunflower State we again spent a night at Mike “Mags” Magliocchetti’s and Mark “Blackie” Black’s Bird City Upland Wingshooting Lodge.

We grabbed a burger at Big Ed’s Steakhouse and ran into the McClenaghan brothers, Sam of Breckenridge and Kim of “up near Sacramento.” They were traveling through on family business.

Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years. Email your social info to

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