Martinsville High School
Class Of 1989
|Last Updated:||March 25, 2013|
|Residing In:||martinsville, IN USA|
http:/ / kSolo.MySpace.com/ lostnuttybar
|Children:||Toria, born 1990; Justice, born 1996; Brighton, born 2008|
|Who was your favorite teacher/coach?||Coach Koontz will always be an inspiration for me, as well as Mr. Barrett, Mrs. Featheroff, and others|
|Something most of you don't know about me is:||I LOVE TO SING!!!I will never turn down an invite to sing for or to someone. I am training now to actually attempt my first triathelon, coming up in sept!|
|Comments:||After high school, I joined the United States Marine Corps. I served the country proudly for four years from duty stations in Naples, Italy for 18 months and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for 2 years. I had the opportunity to travel and see quite a bit of the world including, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Austria, Tunisia, Somolia, and of course most of Italy. Upon return to the United States, I attended classes at the University of Miami, Florida. My major was to be political science, but after one semester, I grew bored. After the Marine Corps, I came back to Martinsville to try and settle back into regular life. I started working at Karma records in Martinsville part-time, which some of you may have seen me there. I moved up to manager, then to district manager over 5 stores. Then I jumped at the chance to own my own stores. I became owner of both the Martinsville and Mooresville Karma records. I wish I could say it was a success, but downloading, and itunes, and overpriced cds made for a short run. The way we obtained our music was changing, and I was on the wrong boat.So, after 8 years of easy living, I had to get a real job, especially for the insurance. I now work as a machine operator, and trust me, its not as glamorous as it sounds. I turned to other methods to get my music fix. I started singing karaoke and also joined a couple of bands. The bands always fell apart, but karaoke has been pretty good to me. For a time I was entering many contests, for fun, and winning a few along the way. You may laugh, but there can be decent money in some contests. While not as serious about it today, I still venture out to sing quite a bit and the above link is to my myspace karaoke page. I have about 70 songs on there and you can listen for yourself and leave me little messages telling me how bad I suck. My family. I met my wife Terri in 1994, and within 2 weeks we moved in together. She had a 3 year old daughter whom I proudly claim as my own. She will graduate with honors this year from mhs and start her college career next fall. Terri and myself were married on Nov 1, 1996. In December of that same year, we welcomed our son, Justice into our lives. He is now a sixth grader at west middle and he is also on his way to an honorable and fulfilling school career. Last year, we were both stunned and excited to find out that we would be adding to our happy family, and on July 7, 2008 Brighton Cole Nugent was born. It is a challenge to basically start all over after 12 years, I mean we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and now, its back to square one. Challenging as it may be, I am sure that as those of you who have children can atest to, there is nothing more rewarding, and when I heard his first new cries in he world, I knew I would welcome the opportunity to be a father again. Since high school, I have led an exciting life, there may always be things that I have not done that I may never get to, but with the love of my family, and all their dreams, I will continue to make every single day, fun, and a joy to live with every passing moment.|
|Funniest moment I remember from MHS was:||For some reason I was chosen to do the afternoon announcements one day. I was to promote a very serious event coming up, college night. I took this oppourtunity to adlib on how college can really prepare you for working at Mcdonalds or whichever local gas station you choose. I know none of you probably remember that since no one ever really listened to the afternoon announcements, but I actually got BANNED FOR LIFE from doing any announcements over the intercom. I was pretty crushed over that one......still am a little bit!!|
|School Story:||Senior year, weight training class. J.D. Richardson, Diane Fraker, Cindy Schroeder, and myself all had the same class and it was right before lunch. Somedays we would all pitch in together and have pizza delivered to the locker room to eat for lunch. It worked out pretty well until the day the pizza came to the girls locker room, and Mr Spoonmore caught me going into the girls locker room.Diane and Cindy covered for J.D. so I took the heat like a man. I actually got wacked for that. 12 years of school and I get whacked in my final year, what b.s lol. Good Times indeed. Its also important to note that Coach Koontz was a person that I had the utmost respect for and I also credit him with a couple of things. First of all he taught me to never take things serious unless they need to be taken serious, and I also thank him for instilling in me the courage to join the Marines.He taught responsibility in only a way that he could and I, along with many others not only got it and understood it, but embraced it as well. I still use some of his dry wit and sarcasm in my everyday life. Missed, and never forgotten. John Koontz>|
|Military Service:||United States Marine Corps|
These two new videos are extremely personal to me. I am having a rough time right now and music has been my therapy. I am proud to share this is anyone that wants to watch. You can draw alot of strength from music, and the fact that I just picked songs and did them and only after I listened back did I realize that the songs actually picked me. Thank you all the kind words!
my wife, and myself.
Our daughter, Toria, graduating with honors from MHS
My wife, Terri, son, Justice and myself
my son, Justice and myself
Toria, on the right, with her friend Brittany
Our daughter Toria, and her boyfriend Michael. Prom 08
A kiss from dad was the only gift she got from us.
Our new son, Brighton, born july 7, 2008
Justice in the front, Terri on the right, Toria in the middle, Rick and Brighton on the left!
I love this picture of Brighton
Terri and Brighton!
He was a clown and he did not like it.
Terri and Justice
Although she is not smiling, I am pretty sure she likes me!
Terri and Toria. Can you believe that someone actually told me that these two look absolutely nothing alike????And the dude was serious.
our 4 legged son, Dodger
The kids with my beautiful wife, Terri.
Brighton and myself
Justice and myself. he is such a cool dude.
Toria and myself
My kids, Justice, Toria and Brighton, and myself.
The Nugents. Justice, Toria, Brighton, Terri and Rick
My son, Justice, actually coming out to help me shovel.
My daughter, Toria, with shovel in hand.
Me crawling through our snow tunnel.
Justice in the snow tunnel.
My son, Brighton, with his "deer in the headlight" pose.
Brighton wants to play in the snow too.
We are so proud of her. She will be attending St Mary of the Woods college in the fall.
Toria looking extremely radiant
My dad, My nephew Coby, my son Justice, my nephew Cadyn
3 cool dudes..aka the goof troop
My dad and myself
Justice on the bridge
Me on the bridge
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