Friday, January 21, 2011


Nine students, two grades, one school: this is what makes up Sandy Bay Alternative High. 

What is that, you ask? It's a tiny school on an island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Roatan...heard of it? Just off the coast of Honduras? Well, that figures. It's not exactly "renown." 
There's nine of us. NINE. It's not exactly your orthodox high school with cliques and clubs and "after school programs" (we've tried that last one...some of us are scarred for life, but that's another story). We can't exactly have all that stuff with the number of people we have. It's not like we can choose who to hang out with or what to do. We've got each other, and we make lemonade out of lemons. You think word travels fast in your school? Ahem, we beg to differ. 
Now, instead of telling you what we aren't, let us tell you what we are: our campus is an old resort called Bay Island Beach Resort. The building itself is about 30 feet away from the sea (hence the "Beach" in Bay Island "Beach"). Though the ambiance is marine and sunny, we use an online curriculum called Ashworth/ James Madison High School (it's a working name), which is based in Georgia. We're not just stuck on the internet all day, though. On Fridays for a change of pace, we have community service. Last semester, for example, we helped organize the Sandcastle Library, and eventually opened it a couple of weeks ago. This semester, we're helping an iguana conservation group. 
Now, having said all that, this post is mainly just to introduce us, the student body, to you. 
The comments below are statements made by the person's fellow students.

                     Andrew Roberts
Andrew's a HUGE Texas fan and a good sport, completing any dare no matter how much he may embarrass himself.
He gets his work done.
He's a calm, collected young man who enjoys the fine things in life.
Andrew is a great guitarist, and isn't afraid to make a fool of himself.
He is someone with deep loyalties to Texas, a great fashion sense, and a love of guitar playing.
He's a straight blond haired teen with serious gaming skills.
Andrew's nice and is obsessed about his hair.

                          Casther James
Casther, for some strange reason, tends to have us (mainly me) in tears of laughter at least once a day. Funny, funny guy.
Casther is a very smart person.
He's a young lad who likes to be laid back and optimistic.
Casther is very confident, and always speaks his mind, even if it is embarrassing.
Casther, the soon-to-be professional soccer player, will use up the world’s supply of hair gel.
He's great bass player, filled with wit, humor, and random declarations to keep us all laughing. 

                      Cheyenne Schaub
Cheyenne is a great artist.
She is a caring young lady with a passion for music and singing.
Cheyenne has a lot of stage presence, and isn't afraid of crowds.
She's a performer by nature, with a great singing voice and interesting perception of all that is around her.
Cheyenne is a 15 year old musician that also has a "passion for fashion."
Cheyenne's pretty and talented.
She's the Canadian version of Taylor Swift with black hair.

                          Dimitri Midence             
Dimitri, tallest of us all, rides a wicked scooter and is a humble guy.
He's tall, he's strong, his writing is superb, he's independent with his little scooter he drives to school: HE'S GOT IT ALL!
Dimitri is very straight up, no sarcasm or anything that bugs people,and  he's friendly.
Dimitri is thoughtful, especially when he brings everyone baleadas for lunch.
He's a gentle soul with a love for video games.
Dimitri is a straight up guy and he buys me baleadas.

              Jordan Watkins
Jordan is prosperous.
This dude can shred some Gibson, as well as make witty remarks.
Jordan is an optimistic young man who enjoys playing video games with other people.
Jordan, the Californian longhaired not-so-surfer boy, will one day be recognized as Jimmy Hendrix’s long lost son.
Although he may deny it, he is an amazing guitar player with a great sense of humor.
Jordan is the rocker guy with serious guitar skills.
He's nice, smart and has long pretty hair.


                      Kaela Watkins
Kaela is an intelligent young lady who works hard and can still have fun.
This lovely brown-eyed brunette has a love for writing and a kind, strong heart.
Kaela is the one to always start the laugh and the one to always end it.
Kaela is very creative.
Kaela is a super smart girl with overwhelming creativity.
Kaela has pretty long hair, she's neat and clean.

                         Karl Falkenroth
Karl is a wild young man who knows how to have fun.
This little fro-Meister might be smaller vertically, but he makes up for it with his unique personality and love for video games. 
Karl is a great artist, and always makes good jokes.
Karl is the most random person in the world along with the most destructive.
Karl is someone with a lot of energy, wit, and a devilish sense of humor.
Karl is a wicked brownish-afro guy with extreme slickness and speed.
He's a very intelligent person with lots of bright ideas.

                     Marcel Anderson
Marcel ,AKA HGA, makes soulful riffs and rhymes from the heart, and is always there for you no matter what.
Marcel is very good with computers and tech stuff.
Marcel is a quiet but sensible person with a passion for technology.
Marcel is quiet but definitely the funniest, most interesting person I know.
He's someone with wicked computer skills and hidden mind fun of lyrics and beats.
Marcel's the oldest and definitely humblest of the crew, he is a serious computer wiz.

                              Tyra Miller
Tyra "The Killer" Miller spends her days in the 9th grade classroom surrounded by testosterone, making her a personal heroine.
Tyra is good at asking questions.
Tyra is a young lady with spunk and isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
Tyra is a responsible person, and has cool hair.
Tyra is a tall and elegant 14 year old female.


  1. Though I already knew most of this I am even more impressed by this group of young people. You high schoolers are the nicest group of teenagers I think I've ever known and I LOVE that I get the chance to watch you grow up into amazing young adults.
    Carpe Diem
    ~Ms. Michele (Shaylah's mom)

  2. An amazing group of folks here. It was great getting to see all of you and I look forward to hearing about each of your successes in the future.Keep up the great work yall! Mr.B