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FC: In Loving Memory of Kathryn "Kate" Rose Mauke

1: Kathryn Mauke 5.11.1997 ~ 2.11.2015

14: Dear Kate, I remember you were one of the first people I met when I first came to SABIS. We used to joke around every once in a while with each other in middle school as classmates. Even though you and I were not best friends I've heard how energetic and talkative you were. And they were right.There were times we've made each other mad but we always moved pass it. I still looked at the good in you and I'm glad I did because you were a good person. The thing I most admired about you was you didn't care what others thought about you. I learned more about you when I joined model congress. With the help of you, Darian, and a few others I was able to find my voice. When you debated you did it with passion and authority. You're style has influenced me to speak my mind and not be afraid to make mistakes. I will always remember how much fun we had at that party last year at AIC Model Congress and all the crazy dance moves you and Darian did. You were the life of the party. Thank you for helping me in Model Congress and for all the great memories. I will miss you. ~ Ashley Downes | Dear Kate, I know you hear me when I pray, I just wish I could hear you too. Kate, you and I have been through a lot the last few years, but don't all friends? I look back on it all and I believe that everything we went through made us closer. Last year in math class we would NEVER pay attention to a single thing and I always blamed you as one of the reasons I did so poorly on tests. How did you always manage to get A's? We would throw things at people and manage to never get caught...except once. I remember talking about how we wanted to play Quiji in the cemetery late at night and how we wanted to go see Miley Cyrus in concert. You were always very blunt with people and that's what I loved most about you. You never let anyone put you down and you never let anyone's opinions or even facts stray you away from what you believed. You were intelligent, smart, and overall such a great friend and it's sad that people who didn't give you a chance will never get to learn that about you. From the alarm clock I set on your phone to go off every three hours, to the games of Sorry and UNO we played, to the virgin Friday's we spent singing together, to the time I babysat Millie while you were away and she bit my phone charger in half, to the funny snapchats we sent each other, and to all of the other amazing memories we have created I can truthfully say that you are one of my best friends and that won't ever change. I miss the original creator of my nickname calling me Mattie Blue down the hall all of the time, I miss your hugs, I miss everything about you, but your in such a better place. I know that one day we will be able to catch up and make up for lost time and that's the only thing that has made this easier for me. Everything I do I'll do for you Kate. Mattie Blue loves and misses you. ~ Matt Thibodeau | Saying goodbye to someone is never easy, but when you are saying it for the last time it is almost impossible. My class and her family should never have had to say this final goodbye to a friend or loved one, or anyone as young as Kate. We are suppose to say temporary goodbyes to each other at graduation, not a final one at a wake or funeral. Our senior year should be a year of excitement and happiness, and yes there will still be some excitement and happiness, but it won't be as complete without Kate. This should be our best and most memorable year and in some ways it will be but it will also always carry the reminder of the one we lost too soon and who won't walk across that stage with us, the one who won't dance at prom or try not cry when we do our senior walkthrough. This year will be more bittersweet than senior years already are, but as a SABIS family we will all get through this together for her. Stay Strong Class of 2015 and her lovely family. RIP KATE You will be missed greatly. ~ Annalise St Marie

15: Dear Kathryn, Now while everyone in this book is probably going to revere you as this perfect human being, let's be honest, you're not perfect whatsoever. Now, I'm not going to delve into any details, but let's just say that you've corrupted me into the individual that I am today. But let's be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way. Kate, you're stubborn, over-emotional, and EXTREMELY possessive. There were times where I really did want to punch you in the face, but hey, what are friends for? The reason why I'm highlighting your flaws is simple: I want everyone to realize that you were still human; that you were living your life just as confused and scared as the rest of us. Luckily we found each other to help us sort out some things in life, but now that you're gone, I'm sadly picking up the pieces on my own. I love you more than words can describe and despite all of your flaws, these were honestly characteristics which I admired most and miss dearly. I would give up anything, even listening to Katy Perry, if it meant to wake up right next to you after another one of our sleepovers. I promise to keep in touch with your family, they're the most amazing, kind-hearted individuals I have ever met, which makes sense since they've raised the most dynamic, fun-loving and accepting individual I will ever have the pleasure meeting in my entire life. You are a firework Kathryn, and don't worry about me finding another "BFF" in college, they will never compare to the friendship and moments I was so honored to have shared with you. Sweet dreams in the cotton candy clouds, I hope to see your international smile again. Your best friend, ~ Darian Barlow | I'm so glad that Kate was such a good friend to me for so long. She will forever be in my heart ~ Kirstyn Kelley

16: Kate Mauke, I was in eighth grade and I barely had any friends. My braces matched my personality and emotions. Blue and incredibly awkward. I remember how hopeless I felt but as I began to give up, you came into my life as somewhat of a friend and when everyone looked right through me, you looked right at me with your big unjudging eyes and your obscenely bright red hair that screamed “I'm Kate, do you have a problem with that?!” and didn't care that I was unpopular because you were such a nice person. If I was ever feeling down, you were right there with a hilariously messed up joke to pick me up and you radiated with nuclear beams of positivity that penetrated even the saddest of people. You never compromised on anything either. Whether it was defending fourth-trimester abortions in Model Congress or attacking the TSA’s policies in an AP stats problem when that wasn't the question, you had rhetoric that could convince anyone you were right. I remember you saying its not about being right. Its about making the other person thing they are wrong, which I found hilariously devious and amazing. You were you and if anyone had a problem with that, that was too damn bad. i never got the chance to tell you how i felt but I always deeply envied your lack of care towards what people thought about you, and how when people made rumors about you, how you wore those shameful rumors with a badge of honor and proved to everyone that you were stronger than the shackles of gossip, that you were unique, independent, and a testament to what everyone should aspire to be. You forced me out of my comfort zone at least once a week and I wouldn't have it any other way. You were funny and you cared so much about everyone. The only reason I joined Model Congress and Cross Country was because of you. I was too afraid and self-conscious and you honestly made me the person I am today, because you saw something in me as a friend when everyone else looked right through me. Katherine the Great, you are and forever will be a queen, unless Darian wishes to be queen, in which case you would be the supreme chancellor, which is fine because queens are just figure heads and you were destined for a role of power. Kate, you were the strongest girl I have ever met and you were so unwavering in what you believed in that whenever I feel depressed, I always think about how much you enjoyed life and it makes me forget all my worries. Living is full of stressful moments and embarrassment and ridicule but thanks to you I look forward to those situations so I can use what you taught me and make something awful into an incredibly hilarious situation. You will forever be a part of me and how I live my life and I was honored to even get the chance to be your friend Kate. Kate Mauke, you are a firework and I will honor your memory by owning the night like the fourth of July and never forgetting how important it is to laugh and be true to myself. Thank you Kate. from your tan foreigner friend who misses you so much, Joe Santos | She was always the life of the party. She put a smile on so many faces with her beautiful smile and memorable a personality. She will be missed greatly. Fly high baby girl ~ Amy Thomas

17: Dear Kate, You were always an inspiration to me. I say this because you were never an unhappy person because you always had a smile on your face no matter your mood. I only knew you for a short amount of time because I was told I was moving to Pennsylvania at the beginning of 5th grade. It sucked because I didn't want to leave because I knew you were something special to me and you always have been since the day I met you. The bus stop was always the best time to bond. Especially on my last day because we were all being a big bunch of goofballs. Because of you I have a reason to smile and know that there is someone who is looking down and each and every one of us who lost one the best smiles and personalities that they will ever meet. I had the chance to know you and because of that I will be forever grateful. We all miss you and love you very much and not a day goes by that we don't think of you ~ Carlie Arslanian

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  • Title: #RIPKatyCatKate
  • This was a gift for the Mauke Family that I made to remember the beautiful young woman, Kathryn Rose Mauke
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