The Terrific Tavernakis: the Interview

By Rina Weaver

Where did you go to high school?

San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, California.

What was your school’s mascot?

The panther I believe.

When did you graduate?


What was your favorite class in high school and why?

Probably Physics because it was a really cool class.

What was your most challenging class and why?

Calculus because I couldn’t understand how to figure out the area under a curve.

What extracurricular activities were you involved in?


What was your favorite extracurricular activity and why?

Tennis, that’s the only thing I did.

Who were your favorite bands/artists/songs while in high school?

Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Beastie Boys, Ghetto Boys, Too Short, N.W.A, etc.

What was your favorite tv show in high school?

Miami Vice.

What was your favorite novel?

Catcher in the Rye.

What was your favorite movie while in high school?

Good Fellows.

What are your favorite memories of high school?

Hot summer nights.

What is your least favorite memory of high school?

Not following the rules.

What time did school start and end?

I don’t remember.

What was your gpa?


Did you receive any awards?

CSF chords, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude, and Best Spanish Student for sure.

How did you get to school (if you drove, what kind of car)?

I drove a Porsche 911.

Did you ever have to go the dean or principal’s office? Why?

Yes, for not following the rules.