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Skip (Kenath) Sponsel

Profile Updated: April 3, 2020
Residing In
Lake Oswego, OR USA
Spouse/Partner
Rebecca
Occupation
Knowledge Capture and Transfer
Children:
Michele, born 1970
Kenath III, born 1987
Charles, born 1989
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World Pro Skiing Tour 1971-74
Sports events company - produced ski races and bike races
Director of Broadcasting - MN Twins and Northstars
Interactive Products Group for BellSouth (voice mail, voice response)
Business Development for Intel Capital
Consulting since 2007

Minnesota - 41 years; Roanoke VA - 5 years; Portland OR - 22 years

Raised one girl and two boys somewhere in there while living on airplanes.

School Story

EDINA HIGHLANDS: Duck and Cover drills. Having Don Miguel’s B&W TVs rolled into the gymnasium so we could all watch Bill Mazeroski win the 1960 World Series on Channel 5. SOUTHVIEW JUNIOR HIGH: Mr. Melenthin. Walter Cronkite on the PA in Mr. Hakula’s 7th Grade geometry class at 1:15 PM. “The President has been shot”. Martin Umberger’s wicked little matchstick darts. Orville Engen’s Tippi Hedren solioquoys. Mr. Melenthin. EHS: Six trips to Williams Arena in three years. Bob Savre’s annual “Squaw of the Hippopotamus” joke. Mr. Matlon’s “Persh shh spective” lectures. Room 161. The one-row, 40-character screen on the school’s 300 baud remote computer hook up. Being gob smacked by “Ba Da. Ba Da Da Da.” in the hall on the 3rd floor. It was the first hearing of the Mamas and the Papas -- on vinyl -- wafting down the hallway out of Mr. Stott’s room. Why there, and why not on KDWB or WeeGee? Did Stotts score a pre-release version? (He also knew six months early when WTCN was going to play “Rodan”. “Rodan is coming.” Trying to make sense out of muddled writing and bad headlines: “Johnson Lands Marines at DaNang; Reds Escalate”. All in all, I think 1968 represents the high water mark of K-12 as a delivery vehicle for Western Civilization. We did Socratic questioning drills. They told us who Plutarch was. We diagrammed sentences. We memorized Chaucer’s Preamble. We recited Portia’s mercy speech. We memorized the Declaration. We knew the brief on both sides of Plessy v Ferguson. Is the Class of 2018 getting any of this?

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Was imagining a virtual 52nd reunion....

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Kris Bruer, many thanks for taking and posting all the photos. Hope you found time to have one or two conversations between all the shutter clicks.

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Posted on: Aug 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Jay, I was looking forward to comparing notes at the reunion, and am deeply disappointed that we won't be coming. So, a few notes in absentia. I still have vivid memories of the curtain opening, with spots on the cowering Valiant Tailor. Thank you for that. Also, thank you for arranging for Silha and I to be among the first to be fully woke to Buffalo Springfield. And, even though this doesn't fit strictly into the EHS era, thank you for the most interesting Lake Street McDonald's episode, involving your yellow VW Beetle, with the cassette tape sound system that cost more than the car, serving up "Won't Get Fooled Again" for the first time. And then the second....and... Epic.

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