Abilene High School - Flashlight Yearbook (Abilene, TX)
- Class of 1979
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Text from Pages 1 - 300 of the 1979 volume:
Each day offers a new beginning to explore, learn and
Abilene High School
2800 North 6th
Volume 66, 1979
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Abilene had it all-school days and
every night fever, Yet where to find these
sometimes remained a mystery.
Discos, clubs, drive-ins, walk-ins, con-
certs, curfews, rules and religion coexisted
simultaneously in the changing community
of Abilene. The newly acquired wetness
brought new possibilities and escape from
circling Mac Eplens or the Sonic. So as stu-
dents sat listening to lectures, every night
fever momentarily existed as school
Yet with zero period class, homework,
and finals, students found contentment in
the rituals of school, in the companionship
of friends and in agreement that Abilene
High had it all.
Masses, consisting of ordinary person-
alities, combined to make up the 1,825 stu-
dents attending Abilene High during the
1978-'79 school year.
Dominating the student body at AHS,
the sophomore class with a surmounting 757
students made up 41.4 percent of those
enrolled. Capturing the distinction of the
middle-man was ironically, the junior class
with 607 students making up this part of the
student body. ln the role of the leading
class, the senior class placed a mere third in
population with 25.2 percent or 461 stu-
dents ofthe inhabitants at Abilene High.
From balls to beams, courts to pools,
training to pain, the athletes of Abilene High
continued to astonish fans as they made the
Cheering for the winners or the losers
symbolizing the effort that went into the
training for the anxiousiy awaited moment.
Needless to say, life for the athletes was a
The spring trainings, summer sessions,
camps and the never ending pains brought
AHS into the spotlight with the always
present anticipation of fame.
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Known as the basic function of Abilene
l High, knowledge was distributed as often as
ipossibie. Students and teachers worked
lsimultaneously in an attempt to exchange
I the facts and Hgures necessary for a place in
I Yet knowledge was obtained with the
assistance of classroom and clubs activities
that saturated the campus of Abilene High.
V Both leadership and friendship were obtained
l through student involvement in clubs.
l Through the interaction of clubs with
classes, insight into knowledge necessary for
life was obtained.
Merchants which formed the business
community of Abilene supplied students
with ways to spend the sought after bill of
After all the shoving, pushing and
money had vanished and the calm of the
storm had reappeared, purchases were eval-
uated and satisfaction was apparent.
The merchants of Abilene did indeed
offer variety and satisfaction to the popula-
tion of Abilene, Texas.
Accomplishments attained throughout
the year at Abilene High and the students
who made them were acclaimed in many
ways. The diversity found among the activ-
ities and classes provided unforgettable
experiences for students and faculty.
to AHS KAI-IS.
Shawn Howe pre-
widen her scope of
student body into unexplored
life, Rusty Thomas pauses
at the preparations on the newest
ill ofxvictory, stu-
over the years,
purpose of life,
was knowledge, not
Friendship was seen in the
of people, in the
classes in the halls and
as well as intramural
came to be
in the field of good
friends and even
Cooper High School,
wide recognition through
teachers appreciation days,
of the Abilene High
Booster and many more activities
directed toward the community of Abilene.
These events generated Abilene High to
become a basic symbol of courtesy. The
thrill of fame and the agony of defeat were
each experienced, sometimes simultaneously.
The circle continued leaving the past behind,
making a path forthe future.
1. Breaking away from a hectic class sche-
dule, Cathy Augastact finds relaxation in a
game of frisbee during lunch.
2. Serenity in moments apart from reality
is discovered by Pat White and Jay Scott in
the few moments before sunset.
3. Perfecting her skills on the balanceybeam,
Kathy Johnson warms up before the Per-
mian gymnastics meet. V
4. In the confusion of between class
moments, students attempt to arrive at the
appointed destination on time.
5. After receiving the lineman of the year
you as the best
on to vlctory.
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Life's harsh realities
offer future fantasies
The days, hours and moments whirled
by leaving a confusion of appointments,
schedules and responsibilities. Real life
loomed and lurked around every corner as
the realization of the dangers of life was
faced through the loss of a loved one in a
wreck, the hurt in the face of a pregnant
teenager, the acknowledgment of murder,
robbery, drugs and alcohol. Students were
already facing the beginning,,gfx,1he final
1. Students depart from the sheltered world
of Abilene High to face the outside and its
2. The aftermath ,of ,the liquor election
stands evident as a cofistantireminder of the
3. In the triumph of success, the AHS volley-
ball team rallies tothe cry of victor-y,
4. One of the facets of life 's circles are good-
byes ,as conhonted by Kim Kampert and
Qffgngel Munoz. '
."Focusingf1'on the aspects of driving, stu-
dents rationalize life, death and shattered
images of owning a car. -
6. Pondering over the past, Ken Richer
reflects on yesterday while facing tomorrow.
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Rituals change lives
of students existence
Student life was a title often too broad
but nevertheless used to categorize people
into a biased category. As expected, yet not
realized, every student that formed the
student body of Abilene High was unique-
with individual needs, achievements and
goals, ever present yet ever changing.
For with the rise of each day, new
values, rules, priorities and systems were put
into operation to confuse the often already
confused student, facing the world and
peers in a state of desired acception.
The hours and days that went into
making up a day and night of a student's
life are those of ever occurring eventful
rituals that change as the years progress,
eventually leading the students of Abilene
into the adults of tomorrow.
Shaped by the events that came into
being as an adolescent, life seemed im-
possible with all the problems of dates,
grades, money, etc., and merely a stepping
stone of tomorrow's existing problems of
inflation, marriage and social positions.
1. United in the school song during a pep
rally, students and the Bold Gold share the
excitement in anticipated victory,
2. One of the trials and tribulations of being
a student is the follies of reaching classes on
3. Symbolic of ever present existence, Kitty
serves as a reminder of life remaining con-
stant in a changing world.
4. Experiences of the joy of young love are
encountered quite often as a student.
5. Worn and weather beaten, the population
sign of Abilene serves as a reminder of
growth and progress of the Key City.
6. Expressing the feeling of AHS students,
balloons fly high, as does Eagle spirit.
On and on, on and on, it just keeps on going on and on . .
"How can it be? Back to school al-
Although most students would not
admit it, the three month break rapidly grew
old, and the urge to reunite with old friends
and new teachers intensified, yet, the
reunion of homework and responsibilities
Classes were scheduled to start Septem-
ber 4g yet for many, the three month break
was in reality a two month break and a
startling awakening into the routine of
Early August workouts which gradually
became rigorous twice-a-day workouts could
have contributed to the impressive Eagle
football season. The marching band also got
an early start as sophomores began training
at the first of the summer. They were joined
two weeks before the opening school day by
the entire band each morning from nine
Student Council leaders chosen at the
close of the 1978 school year convened on
August 3, to prepare the upcoming rituals
needed to begin another year at AHS. Thus,
came registration where the Student Coun-
cil closely worked with counselors and stu-
dents in scheduling classes, handed out
l. D.'s and finalized automobile registrations.
On August 15 distribution of the 1978
FLASHLIGHT broke the monotony of regis-
tration. Attended by approximately 900 stu-
dents, a lasting opportunity to see friends
and foes became a reality before the 1978
seniors sought a new lifestyle and returning
juniors and sophomores took on their new
roles as seniors or juniors.
jumping in feet first, the administration
under Principal Gayle Lomax completed the
master schedule, and faculty returned on
August 2 to arrange rooms and lessons for
the 2,000 students they would soon greet.
Obvious to all concerned,school actually
began long before its official opening on
1. In the midst of total confusion, Devra
Hoef attempts to decipher an annual receipt
during the delivery of the 1978 FLASH-
2. Getting back to the books literally, Chuck
Mitchell and Tim Baxter supply English
classes with dictionaries.
3. Readjusting to cafeteria food, Betty
Dudley and Carole Simpson display their
4. An ever present reminder for those who
drive down Mockingbird is the Abilene Eagle
Gym representing a vital part of school.
Specified by the FUNK AND WAG-
NALLS DICTIONARY: change lchanjl v.-
to make different, alter. An ancient Chinese
proverb stated old ideas not always best
ideas. With this in mind, change seemed
inevitable for Abilene High.
A new year, a new age and a new gener-
ation met returning students. The year 1979
differed greatly from the previous one for
the simple reason of advancement. One
change that greatly affected Abilene High
was the appointment of Mr. Gayle Lomax as
principal of Abilene High. In the conven-
tional role of former principals, Mr. Lomax
accepted the challenge of over 2,000 stu-
dents and struggled to make his plans and
accomplishments known to the students,
parents and community.
However, the main concern on the part
of students was with changes in that area
known for frisbee games, smoking, racing,
thefts and vandalism. To prevent the parking
lot from becoming a catchall of other vices,
a police officer, paid by the AISD, patrolled
the parking lot four hours a day. In addition
to the police officer, the parking lot was
increased in size by the demolition of the
fence that supposedly separated the "freaks"
lot and the "ropers" lot. Striping was added
to create additional parking spaces. Other
changes in the parking lot came with the
closing of the central gate on Mockingbird,
and also the closing of the back gate with
the relocation of the gate and Crosswalk to
the front of Eagle Gym. All in all, the
parking lot changes proved to be effective.
Statistics began to prove that the added
protection decreased thefts and vandalism
and increased student security and safety.
A change not so radical as to be noticed
by the student body, faintly understood or
even slightly interesting involved the library.
Once again the powers that ruled decided
that the image of the library would no
longer suffice, and so it was no longer the
library but rather the LRC, lLearning
Resource Centerl. Longer hours for those
students who wished to increase their skills
and knowledge were made readily available
in an attempt to promote the use of the
LRC and stimulate learning. However, a
library by any other name was still a library.
Reprinted from the morning issue of
ctober 22, i978 Abilene Reporter News.
Q. Why can't anything be done about
the Abilene High School students who com-
pletely ignore the traffic lights and stream
across Mockingbird, stopping traffic? l go to
work down Mockingbird and am just holding
my breath and hoping that I don't hurt
somebody. lf the kids aren't mature enough
or responsible enough to cross the streets by
why isn't there a patrolman
A. This has been a problem since
High was built, says Police Chief
Warren Dodson. There aren't enough patrol-
men, he says, to station one there on a
regular basis. AHS Principal Gayle Lomax,
says at least once a week he talks to the stu-
dents about using the crosswal ks and
crossing with the lights. As bad as it is,
Lomax said, it's better than it was last year.
He also says AHS is the only high school he
knows of where the campus is divided by a
How about it, AHS students? Are you
too "immature and irresponsible" to be
allowed to cross the streets by yourselves?
1. Caught up in one of the last exciting parts
of his job, Office Santos Perez of the
Abilene Police Department records the
license number of a student's car.
2. During his noontime breaks, Pete Acosta
enjoys the library's new additions.
3. Engaging in the daily trek to the parking
lot, Karen Thompson, Cathy Stuehler,
Chuck Mitchell and Kathy Martin make use
of the new crosswalk.
4. A smile widens on the face of Gayle
Lomax as he enjoys the pleasures of AHS
hospitality during a surprise birthday party,
1 P Marchelle Brown
Campus changes challenge student body
"Man, l just got it learned."
"Let's do it all in one whack."
"Okay, smile now."
"lt was easier last year."
Those were just a few of the comments
heard during registration from seniors,
juniors, sophomores, counselors, teachers
and other assorted sufferers. Heard more
than once was, "lf you get through registra-
tion, they ought to give you a diploma."
Backed by get-it-over-with thinking,
registration, so the logic flowed, eliminated
all problems by forcing students to make
snap decisions. This sounded logical, but in
reality it was quite difficult. In fact, regis-
tration changes were just a herald of things
Going from one extreme to another, the
AISD changed the test exemption policy for
students with an acceptable absencefcitizen-
ship record to no exemptions at all. The
general rebuttal by seniors was "Why couldn't
they have waited 'till next year?" while the
rest of the student body felt a general disap-
pointment and resigned to the incurable.
All changes, however, were not limited
to the scholastic realm. Changes apart from
scholastic activities included the shriveling
of vacation time. Although students were
relieved to discover that school was starting
a week later than the previous year, disap-
pointment was evident on the faces of the
students when the 1978-79 Eagles Flight
disclosed a shortened Christmas vacation
from two wee ks to ten days.
Faced with the dilemma of back to
school changes, students conformed to new
fashion trends. The once flared blue jean
generation was rapidly changing to one
where girls wore spiked heels complementing
straight legged jeans. Supplementing crimped
hair was the ever popular disco look, double-
pierced earrings and the Annie Hall look.
So as the world turned,changes occurred
and advancement, sometimes painfully and
slowly, was made.
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1. As the Christmas holidays approach,
Becky Bourland regretfully circles dates of
the shortened vacation.
2, Modeling the straight leg, rolled up jean
with spiked heels, Gina Herndon demon-
strates the new styles.
3. Exams create new pressures, problems and
added work for students Sherry Rhodes,
Cheri Gooch, Diane Hester and others in
Mrs. Vicki Cook's biology class.
4. Assisting students as they register, Mr,
Alan Lockett helps ease the pain as Kathy
Steeler, Kathy Martin and Karen Thompson
plan courses for the coming year.
5. Adding a unique element of beauty to the
ear, double piercing represents current high
school fashion trends.
Lights create exciting nightlife
Driving into abilene with the glaring headlights lighting the way,
anyone could easily recognize the bustling city by the sparkling
lights. Watching for a city limit sign was never needed since the
steady ribbon of lights served as an official welcome.
Many of these travelers were headed or returning from enter-
tainment centers which included thriller movies, fast-moving disco-
theques and stylish restaurants. The theaters added their own bright-
ness and thrill through the illuminated marquees and excited theater-
goers. Special lighting effects and loud, fast music cast the overall
atmosphere for dancers and spectators at the crowded discoteques.
The attractive neon signs of restaurants and fast-food places contri-
buted to the evergrowing mass of lights in Abilene as each establish-
ment sought to attract more customers.
Of course, special seasons brought added illumination. As usual,
the West Texas Fair highlighted the skyline. The splendor of its
appearance at night was largely because of its lighting. The revolving
rides threw off multicolors and blended them with the carnival
atmosphere to create a happy and jovial spirit for all to share.
Probably the most expressive season of the year was Christmas.
The downtown area shopping malls, office buildings and residential
areas all participated in decorating for the season as Christmas trees
were seen through windows and giant snowmen and Santa Clauses
were placed around homes. Tinsel was strung to continually remind
everyone of the holidays and the returning traditional Christmas
The lights of Abilene dehnitely served a dual purpose. They not
only lit up normally dark streets and attracted the nighttime traveler
but also gave an aura of excitement to the normal humdrum daytime
life of the Abilene citizen.
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Coexisting lives in a biased municipality
Abilene schools have long been known
as fierce competitors. Since the instigation
of Abilene's "other" high school, the intense
desire to excel has been divided into two
opposing forces, Abilene High and Cooper.
Rivalry continued to grow. Finally oppo-
sition has increased to include not only
sports but academics as well. Whatever the
activity, AHS students maintained as their
goal the outclassing Cooper.
The most prevalent area of rivalry
existed in football. The Eagles had sustained
thirteen consecutive losses in the heated
battle. Their supreme goal was to break
Cooper's winning streak. Though futile in
their valiant attempts, the Eagles anticipated
victory in the various sports confrontations
to occur throughout the year. Eagle basket-
ball players were among those striving to
conquer Cooper as they prepared to repeat
last year's victory over the Cougars in which
AHS continued on to the state playoffs.
Competition was not limited to sports
however. A report by the National Associ-
ation of Secondary School Principals stated
that National Merit Scholastic Aptitude
Tests scores were ranked among 34 schools
in the nation and the only one in Texas as
unusually high. Once again, the Eagles had
displayed their talents and had superseded
those of the students across town.
Another facet of cross-town rivalry
existed in community supporters. A com-
mon complaint heard among Eagles was
that news media reporting continually
favored the South side of town. Booster
Club members worked in the community to
build up support for their respective schools,
each claiming that theirs was the best.
Former students lent enthusiastic support in
various ways. ln all areas of Abilene, friend-
ships and an intense rivalry co-existed
because of the fierce competition between
the Abilene Eagles and the Cooper Cougars.
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1. Despite the obvious rivalry, Teresa Mowry
from AHS and Teresa Wheeler from CHS
2. A typical symbol ot' rivalry, the Cougar
Country sign displays Eagle graffitti.
3. As a token of friendship towards Cooper
High, Rusty Thomas and Michelle Chris-
topher present an ivy to Robert Hughes and
Toni Gregg of Cooper at the annual Abilene
High!Cooper football game.
4. Portrayed by Mr. Wes Odell, a Cooper
Cougar looks around for kitty litter at the
Cooper pep rally skit.
5. Symbolic ofthe sentiments felt through'
out the entire school year towards Cooper, a
revenge sign towers above Eagle Squad
members Matt Craig and Clay Hale.
6. During an exchange day with Cooper,
Scott Orr from Abilene High samples the
food from Cooper cafeteria.
Levels of spirit excel anticipated heights
Explosive, exciting spirit could be continually selling ribbons or with the Stu-
found everywhere at Abilene High. Wher- dent Council sponsoring spirit activities.
ever athletes perfected their spo
students sharpened their academic
rts, and Teachers
also gave extra hours to instruct
students in preparation for all
or expressive skills, the highly com- types of UIL competition inclu-
petitive Eagles struggled to achieve when You feel ding sports and academics. ln
the goal of being number one. like an Eagle addition the merchants and
your soul has no , . .
No matter what the event, the place on the citizens of the Abilene commun-
Eagles were never alone. For behind ground. ity gave their spirited support by
every player, every artist, every raising funds and attending AHS
competitor, stood a loyal fan events.
hoping, urging and supporting the Eagles on As a common bond for students,
to the highest achievement. teachers and Abilene citizens, Eagle spirit
Spirit in the Abilene High fans could united the entire school family as a prom-
be found in the loyal Bold Gold members inent motivator.
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1. Positioning themselves for the next yell,
the AHS cheerleaders examine the sur-
2. In an attempt to arouse excitement, Matt
Craig displays a new addition to Abilene
High, spirit flags.
3. Remnants of the overwhelming spirit of
Homecoming are scattered about the gym as
Eagle Squad members try to establish its
4. Braving a cold November night Marcus
Brecheen and Ron Heatherly participate in
the second annual torch light pep rally.
5, Always on hand to lead spirit to the
extremes, Bold Gold presents an array of
energetic life at Abilene High.
6. Sighs serve as evident reminders of the
energetic student body.
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Hard work ends in
Eagle feelings came alive in the Abilene
High auditorium as sophomores, juniors and
seniors dazzled the audience with spectac-
ular performances. The Eighth Annual Sing
Song was detinitely more than just an
activity in October, it served as the major
competition between the three classes at
Before its October 26 presentation,
many hours of planning and preparation
went into making Sing Song i978 a highlight
of Homecoming week.
An initial step was the selection of four
students who would become the show's
hosts and hostesses. Tryouts were held on
September i4 in the auditorium. From a
turnout of twenty-four students, Clay Hale,
Terri Hawkins, Randy Story and Dorothy
McFarland were chosen as performers. Music
was then selected to showcase the hosts'
and hostesses' talents.
Tryouts for student directors followed
on the next day with Matt Craig and
Michelle Derrick being appointed.
With Sing Song only weeks away, long
hours of rehearsals and endless preparations
began. Many rehearsals were held at various
locations around town on week nights and
even over weekends. Most students spent a
good portion of their day in all-around
preparation for the Sing Song presentation.
Finally, students received their one and
only chance to see each other's perform-
ances at dress rehearsal two nights before the
Coordinated by Mr. Wes Odell, Sing
Song included a tremendous amount of time
and hard work on the part of over 200 of
Abilene High's students. Limited to a budget
of 1l5l,O00, the production was proclaimed
a fabulous success.
1. Adjusting the level of sound quality and
tone, Greg Ray coordinates action with light
2. Pausing a moment before handing up
microphones to performers, James Tally
listens for the important cue.
3. The selling of tickets by Student Council
members Naka Hernandez and Martha
checks on choreography and costumes
represents a few problems encountered by
Sing Song directors Matt Craig and Michelle
5. Evaluating production from all angles,
Matt Craig climbs toward the catwalk to get
a total aerial view of the stage.
6, Stage crew members adjust angles and
intensity of light areas to help create atmos-
Pittman, determines the success of the
production even before curtain time.
4. Memorization of directions with final
phere for Sing Song selections.
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uphold ancient roles
Finally it happened. Students reached
the status of becoming a senior. Each person
had experienced trials and tribulations
through elementary and junior high school
in order to reach their seemingly unattain-
able goal. When the high school level was
reached there was still the effort of com-
pleting the sophomore and junior levels
before the final year began.
The newly acquired status contributed
to a large proportion of changes in the stu-
dents' characteristics. A spark of enthusiasm
awakened as the seniors of 1979 were led
by their peers, the officers of the senior
Stepping into a previously molded form,
seniors expressed a new awakening in the
class. As a class they participated in tradi-
tional events and created new ones to fit
contemporary ideas and styles. Taking time
out from summer activities, seniors began
their new role with the taking of senior
portraits, a task anxiously awaited by most
hoping to capture an appearance that might
never be seen again.
Soon after the opening of school came
the traditional senior class breakfast held at
McDonalds at the start of district football
play. A magnitude of seniors, displaying
both spirit and hunger turned out for the
event. The spirit so widely acclaimed, came
to be a distinct evidence that the once
apathetic junior class were seniors, and all
signs of unconcern had vanished.
1. Getting ready to have her picture taken,
Regina Black waits expectantly as photog-
rapher Wayne Henington adds the final
2. Senior officers. FRONT ROW: Myra
Cumby Qreporterj, Tammy Cook Qsecretaryf
treasurerj, Carla Hunt fstudent Council
representativej. BACK ROW: Phil Boone
fpresidentj, Greg Solomon Qvice presidentl.
3. As leaders of the student body, seniors
enjoy participating in the singing of their
school song during the Midland Lee pep
4. Carrying on in the tradition of the senior
breakfast, Margaret Guerra and Angela
Martin symbolically eat more beef.
Preparation toward graduation expensive
One of the earliest indications of the
year's end was being measured for caps and
gowns and ordering invitations. These tasks
often drove the seniors into a frenzy as
many released happiness while others felt
the frightening prospect of being out on
their own to face the world. With the
conglomeration of confusion of future hopes
and goals, simple routine matters added to
the excitement of graduation,
Of course the first step was getting the
cap and gown fitted. This started early in
1979 on january 16 and 17. The tassles on
the graduation caps were changed for the
1979 class from the traditional yellow to
mixed black and gold tassles. Invitations
were also ordered in anticipation of loved
ones being present at the most important
day of the student's life. The event marked
the beginning of the end-high school gradu-
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1, Pondering new times and places, Jere
Madison reflects opportunities which the
future holds in store,
2. Measuring up to all his senior accomplish-
ments, Tim Baxter anticipates the world of
pride on graduation day.
3. Thinking of saying good-bye to school
and friends is hard for Robert Vasquez as he
4. As one of the unforgettable characters at
Abilene High School, Toni Story patiently
gets measured for her graduation cap by Mrs,
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1. Demonstrating the many forms of finan-
cial aid available to graduating seniors, Mrs.
Marilyn Cluck advises them to attend
2. Casually browsing through the library at
McMurry College, Jeff Letz surveys a text,
3. Preparing for her future at Oklahoma
State, Tanja Watson completes the trail ACT
4. Recruiting Jill High to Austin College in
Sherman, Mrs. Barbara Williams assists her
with application forms.
5. Finding information from one of the
many colleges at College Night, Greg Futrull
decides from pamphlets which is the best to
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students for college
Faced with more factual problems, the
seniors branched out in an attempt to
discover whether college was the path to
seek. College Night, held on October 15, at
Cooper High gave both juniors and seniors
an opportunity to become more informed
as to college life, rules, policies and cost.
It also made students aware of the many
aspects of financial aid available, a major
concern for all.
Representatives from Texas colleges and
universities were helpful in informing
prospective students of the many oppor-
tunities that the schools had to offer.
After the decision to attend college was
made, students were then faced with
entrance procedures. Tests, tests and more
tests were required for all entering freshman
college students. After preliminary testing
through the PSAT fPreliminary Scholastic
Aptitude Testi during the junior year,
seniors continued their testing by taking the
ACT fAmerican College Testingj and the
SAT QScholastic Aptitude Testi. Taken at
area high schools and universities, these tests
were indications of past or future accom-
Although most seniors were unaware of
it, they were allowed two excused absences
from school to visit a college or university.
Some students took advantage to travel out
of town to compare schools such as Texas
Tech in Lubbock, University of Texas at
Austin or San Angelo State University at
After choosing a college, seniors faced
the tasks of filling out forms and applica-
tions. Decisions concerning where to live,
what to choose as a major and how to pay
had once seemed remote and distant. These
choices were just the first of many which
seniors at Abilene High had to make to
determine their future.
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"Yes, may I help you."
"Thank you." "Come back and see us."
Sound familiar? The average working
teenager never misunderstood the familiar
courtesy needed for after school job success.
Following national trends, a very large per-
cent of the Abilene youth were involved in
the field of employment. jobs existed in
many forms for the Abilene High students
including bank tellers, oilfield workers,
secretarial workers, and most often, fast
Amazingly, students who were already
involved in a variety of community and
school activities found time to work. Of
course when asked, the youth would surely
reply that attending school during the day
and handling aiob after school and on week-
ends was a difficult task. But as inflation
quickly dissolved available funds, an after
school job came in handy in spite of the
long hours required.
Many students were minors and could
not be particular in choosing a job since they
stood near the bottom of the labor force.
Most inexperienced young people were
found working in the fast food industry
which seemed to be the heaviest field for
employment. Pizza, hamburgers, and tacos
became their specialties as financial success
became a reality.
Yet a job plus school took a lot of time
and energy and often took away time for
fun and games. Working every day reduced
the time for school involvement and home-
work. Although most teachers seem to
realize the struggle, few showed pity for the
student seeking financial independence.
Seemingly impossible, the tasks of work
and school were accomplished as Abilene
High students gave the time and effort to
work in order to make money while they
hoped to finish their three years of high
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1, Keeping his concentration on his job,
Brian Rich loads a truck at K-Mart.
2. With looks of renewed determination,
Kimberly Thorp and D'Ann Winters prepare
for the rush hours at Orange Julius.
3. Selling cosmetics and gift-wrapping is part
of Johnnie Parker's job at Sav-X.
4. Memories of past Halloweens pop into
Terri Straton's head as she displays one of
the masks at Joke and Magic land in West-
5. With a friendly smile, Diane Hester rings
up the blue light specials as customers check
out at K-Mart,
6. With more heads than she can handle,
Andrae Haddis grooms her favorite.
1. During a song, Miss Sherry Hansen waits
while Steve Winkler debates his next move
for the air.
2. Cautiously reading his lines, senior Buck
Land completes senior radio day at 1:00
a. m. Sunday.
3. Ads are as much a part of KRBC senior
radio day as records, as John Sherman finds
out during his tenure of KRBC.
4. Anticipating their cue, Tim Broyles and
Kathleen Thompson work as D. J.'s for
senior radio day.
5. Amused at some of senior radio day's
many D. Jfs, Rudy Fernandez and Devra
Hoef watch from the broadcasting booth.
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"That was our last dedication of the
hour, and now for a word from our sponsor."
"Wow, there's more to this radio station
than l expected. ls that next turntable
Being given a major radio station like
KRBC for a day, kept AHS seniors busy for
a month. Preparation started at the first of
january for senior radio day to be held on
The Class of '79 began by selling ads to
any and all businesses around Abilene that
would buy them. After some discussion, it
was decided to exclude liquor stores. Other
duties included writing commercials and
typing. The search for D. j.'s began. Tryouts
for this coveted position were held before
and after school in the speech room. To
qualify the senior had to have sold ads. Disc
jockeys were divided into groups arid
assigned one hour of air time. Student
written commercials delighted and enter-
tained listeners as AHS controlled the radio
waves from 1:00 p. m. until 1:00 a. m.
Sales for the event were highly success-
ful with the grand total being 52336. This
amount broke the record at KRBC for the
most sales ever made for any previous radio
day. These funds were used for senior activ-
ities including the first senior prom ever held
at Abilene High, the annual senior picnic and
the senior Six Flagstrip.
The class of '79 concluded February 3
with the most successful senior radio day
1. Taking his newly earned part in govern-
ment, eighteen-year-old Carl Payne drops his
ballot in the voting box.
2. Later elected as the first republican
governor in Texas in 106 years, candidate
Bill Clements speaks at an Abilene press
3. Teaching one of her U. S. government
classes, Mrs, Nelda Macon explains the
importance of governmental functions.
4. While visiting AHS to gain student
support, candidate Bill Fisher discusses
politics with Mr. Lynn Nichols, dean of
AHS plays politics
Vote Tower . . . Vote Stenholm . . .
Vote Thompson ...Vote Clements...
The promises made and slogans coined
seemed only to confuse a basically apathetic
voting minority of Abilene High School
eighteen year olds.
An Abilene High government teacher,
Mrs. Nelda Macon stated that one of many
class projects the students had a choice of
completing was participating in a political
Government students began as early as
the spring of 1978 to work in political cam-
paigns. Many chose to continue working in
the primaries for candidate representatives
to the l7th Congressional District.
Students once introduced into the
political process found that addiction to
participation rapidly followed. Interest in
their candidates prompted them to attend
rallies and public appearances by the candi-
dates they were supporting even after their
projects were finished. Some students
attended dinners to support their candidates.
These students worked by parking cars,
distributing literature and doing just about
anything which was needed. In return for
their hard work, they occasionally received a
free meal or more often a hardy "thank
By actively participating in the political
process, many Abilene High students dis-
covered another part of the American way
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With the opponents shouting "demon
rum" and proponents proclaiming "more
revenue," the over 40-year-old battle for
liquor sales turned into an old-fashioned
mud-slinging political fight. With prodigious
amounts of door knocking and phone
calling, each side tried valiantly to convert
the public to the righteousness of their side.
ln the final sumation, however, the wet
side came out on top.
With the new laws, many students
found themselves laid off or had their duties
restricted due to the 18-year-old serving law.
With the laws prohibiting people under 18
years old from serving or buying alcoholic
beverages, many faced temptation. Parents
became worried that their children would be
influenced to drink at a younger age. How-
ever by the end of the school year, high
school drinking seemed no more or less a
problem than in times past.
While the opposing factions were
slugging it out over the wetdry issue, the
weather truly became wet. In August of
1978, the skies opened up and a contem-
porary version of the flood came forth.
Abilene streets were curb deep in the rusty
Higher places suffered only continual
rain, however, lower areas were transformed
into a virtual inland sea. For some in the
lower areas leaving was the only answer.
When the water subsided, flood damage
became a serious problem as many people
returned to their homes to clean up. Even-
tually, alleviation came in the form of
Between drought, flood, fire, famine,
elections, earthquakes and general life, the
students of AHS survived. The memorable
year, 1978-'79 remained a year of extremes
from wet to dry from dry to wet. All in all,
AHS students showed a remarkable sense of
versatility and adaptability to the problems
of a changing west Texas society.
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1, More readily available since the 1978
election, alcoholic beverages show up where
students regularly socialize.
2, Engulfed by rising waters, Jeff Monroe
becomes victimized by record breaking
amounts of rainfall during August of 1978.
3. Faced with weighing the pros and cons of
adult responsibilities, young people of AHS
are challenged by changing lifestyles,
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National crises increase higher than prices
As the events of 1978-'79 made the
national news, they each in turn affected the
lives of AHS students. jim jones' cult of
death, inflation, airplane crashes, Camp
David, the ERA, the ClA, test tube babies,
the death of Nelson Rockefeller, and the
pardon of Patty Hearst were just a few
events which took the attention of the
nation and in turn, the attention of students.
These events emphasized the world of reality
by interrupting daily life. Whenever a maga-
zine or newspaper appeared, whenever a
radio or television was turned on, the harsh
reality of national events faced students.
Emerging from California, cult leader
Rev. jim jones wrought his own paranoid
apocalypse in the jungle of Guyana by
first triggering the assassinations of a Con-
gressman and major media representatives.
Next jones led more than 900 ofhis believers
in a mass poisoning suicide. The idealistic
dream of hundreds of cultists turned into a
hellish nightmare as men, women and
Trying to save the dollar, while risking
a recession, President jimmy Carter's anti-
inflation program was criticized throughout
the nation. While higher interest rates stirred
fears of at least a mild recession during
1979, the administration hoped that the
political backlash would not be too
damaging. However, jimmy Carter's popular-
ity was born again after thirteen days at
Camp David where he fashioned a frame-
work for peace in the struggling Middle East.
Carter's position among Americans was once
again questioned during the early days of
1979 when he stated that newspaper heiress
Patricia Hearst needed no further rehabil-
itation. Carter granted executive clemency
freeing Miss Hearst, perhaps the nations
most celebrated federal prisoner, and com-
muted her seven year sentence for bank
Also during the early days of 1979, the
death of former Vice President Nelson
Rockefeller shocked America. Known as the
nationis wealthiest man, Rockefeller has
served four terms as governor of the power-
ful state of New York. With his death from
a heart attack, came the end of the seventy
year dream of Nelson Rockefeller as Presi-
Another shock came to Americans
when, over 150 airplane passengers were
killed as a result of a mid-air collission of a
Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner and a
single engine plane over San Diego, Cali-
fornia. The accident, which caused more
fatalities than any other aviation accident in
U. S. history, became the impetus for
stricter ground control laws at all airports.
As the students faced these national
events, they also faced the growing respon-
sibility of taking their places in the demo-
cratic republic of America. For the time
being, many students only read or saw
recordings of the events which made the
nation what it was. However, very soon,
places of leadership and responsibility were
to be filled by them.
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1. Conferring with an Abilene resident, ex-
CIA director George Bush seeks support for
his political party.
2. Mystery surrounds the future of Bill
Hansen's Cessna 150 and other small aircraft
since the San Diego crash.
3. Despite soaring inflation, Greg Ray
manages to afford a folder from the student
store as salespersons Maria Rodriquez and
Tina Hambleton assist.
4. Curiously reading in Time magazine,
Jackie Flores discovers reasons behind the
Global transformations impress populants
Changes occurred all over the world
during the year of i978-'79. Feeling the
blow, the Catholic Church suffered the loss
of two Popes. Pope Paul Vl died on Sunday,
August sixth, with his successor, john Paul
l, dying after reigning only 33 days. After
the death of john Paul l, came the election
of the first non-Italian Pope in 400 years. ln
fact john Paul ll became the first Pope ever
to come from behind the lron Curtain.
Also suffering severe effects, the Shaw
of Iran left his country after mounting pro-
test plagued his reign for several months.
Strikes and protests closed universities and
secondary schools and caused the petroleum
output to flag, creating a cash shortage.
Some critics felt that the Shaw had pushed
his country too quickly toward moderniza-
tion and Westernism.
One of the more optimistic changes of
the year came with the signing of the Camp
David Peace Treaty Agreement between
lsrael and Egypt. Prime Minister Menachem
Begin and Egypt's Anwar Sad at were awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize for their effort in
On the sadder side, lsrael suffered the
loss of their former Prime Minister Golda
Meir. Raised in Milwaukee, Golda had
returned to Israel in 1921 to live in Palestine.
She was lsrael's first ambassador to the
USSR, a minister of labor, a foreign minister
and Prime Minister for five years. After
retiring from her position as Prime Minister,
she remained very politically involved in
world affairs until her death from cancer.
As strides toward peace were sought in
the Middle East, the results of war were felt
across the world. Cambodia and Vietnam
were battling it out in Asia under the discreet
control of Russia and China. With Russia's
help, the conquest of Cambodia was inevi-
table, Still, the struggle for Asia remained
between Russia and China.
Also in Asia, refugees set sail in the
ocean and remained adrift until some
sympathetic country would allow them to
enter. Commonly known as the Boat People,
they made headlines in their quest for free-
dom. Many died, but a few made it to safety
in neighboring countries.
Although history was being made right
before their eyes, most AHS students
remained apathetic about world events.
1. Using her lunch hour, Judy Lynn explores
facets of other lifestyles.
2. Depicting world strife, artist Don Taylor
illustrates world events.
3. Part of the Dyess defense force, a B-52 is
serviced on the flight line.
4. Pointing out various locations on the map,
Andy Estrada and Billy Cummings think
about traveling abroad.
5. Exhibiting a mass of technology, the
cockpit of an aircraft confuses the amateur.
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Residents of foreign nations adjust to American conventi
Tammy Yoshihara, judy Lynn,Thomas
De Costa, Shawn Pariai and six exchange stu-
dents all had one thing in common.The 1978-
'79 school year was the first time they had
ever lived in America. Coming from all over
the world, they represented various con-
Tammy Yoshihara, an official exchange
student from japan, came to Abilene in
August of 1978. As a result of doing well on
an exchange club test, Tammy left her
family, friends and genuine oriental food to
live in the United States. Since her arrival,
she had been impressed with the people of
Abilene and thought that they were
extremely friendly. One difference that she
particularly noticed was the cars traveling on
the right side of the road instead of on the
left as in japan. However, everything was not
different for Tammy's favorite hangout in
japan was Dunkin' Doughnuts. After gradua-
tion, Tammy planned to attend a business
school in japan.
At the same time Tammy was moving in
with her adopted American parents, Thomas
De Costa was moving to Abilene from Brazil.
When his mother received an opportunity to
teach in the U. S., he came too.
An early difference that he noticed in
his American friends was that they did more
of their own thing than his friends in Brazil.
Thomas especially missed the beaches and
the four hour school day which he left in
judy Lynn came to America after living
in Canada for two years. Originally from
Taiwan, she felt very proud of her country
and was disappointed with the United States
agreement with China. She felt this would
adversally affect relationships with Taiwan.
ln comparing Canadian and Taiwanese
schools to American schools, judy thought
the curriculum was easiest in America than
anywhere she had studied because there
were not so many demands put on the
Coming from Tehran, Iran, Shawn Pariai
arrived in America on March 15, 1978. His
original plans were to come to America for
his last year of high school so his entry into
a U. S. college would be easier. ln
about his returning to Iran in light
political strife, he said, "I was going to
but l don't know now. lt depends on
happens in my country." Shawn
that the people in Abilene were
friendly than other Americans because
felt they were more Christian.
ln order to keep up with his
hobby, Shawn played soccer with HSU
ACU teams since AHS had no team.
Visiting AHS for a week, six em
students and their sponsor came
Monterey, Mexico to spend time in an Amer
ican school. While they were here they
able to participate in many activities, one
which was a pep rally. During March, part
the AHS exchange club journeyed to
to participate in the Mexican school system.
While some of the foreign students
stayed a week at AHS, the affect AHS
on them would last a lifetime because they
like many others since 1888, were a part
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1. Visiting AHS, the exchange students from
Mexico, Frank Chavez, Joseph Vargas, Velia
Castillo, Marta Guajardo, Frank Newton
Qsponsorj, and Gerald Alvarez participate in
the fun of a pep rally.
2. Enjoying his favorite hobby, Thomas De
Costa surfs off the coast of Brazil.
3, Showing expertise, Shawn Pariai practices
4. Exhibiting traditional dress, Tammy
Yoshihara wears a Japanese kimono.
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1. Participating in one of many church
activities, Karen Pekowskiz leads in congre-
2. Teaching young children takes patience as
Terri Harris discovers during Sunday School.
3. Despite the snow, the Grace Methodist
Church continues to offer a place of serene
4. Involved in the production of a puppet
show, Lisa Wheeler displays her special
talent with help from Pinky the puppet.
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A common love for each other,
A common gift to the savior
A common bona' joining us to the Lord,
A common strength when we're weary
A common hope for tomorrow
A common joy in the truth of Gods
ln the values that changed over the high
school years, students of Abilene High
searched for the expression that stated their
hopes and aspirations, a common object to
ease the tension of a changing world, a
common belief in someone who cared, a
common love for each other that was shared
within the walls of AHS.
Religion was the strength that many
students thrived upon, and the city of
Abilene was symbolic of religion and belief.
With H18 Protestant churches, three Catho-
lic churches, one jewish temple, two
parochial universities and one parochial
college, Abilene offered peace of mind to
those who yearned for companionship and
the giving of themselves,
Meaningful friendships were established
as students experienced a different dimen-
sion of life. Once lonely, they found togeth-
erness on ski retreats, in puppet programs,
at handbell choirs, with basketball or base-
ball competitions or in huddle groups and
Sunday schools. Through organizations such
as the Sonseekers, Episcopal Youth Church-
men, United Methodists Youth, Christ for
All, Catholic Youth Organization, Young
Life and the Christian Club, many found
companionship and inspiration needed to
face life in the changing world of unstable
Jubilance lifts spirit
Long before Saint Nick was out per-
forming the traditional Christmas Eve rituals,
AHS was busy attempting to spread the
Christmas spirit everywhere. Trying to forget
the haunting echo of "ten more shopping
days until Christmas," both students and
administrators planned exciting, ecstatic
events to ease mounting tensions mutually
The usual parties in first period ranged
from talking and fighting over the last donut
to sitting outside in an unusual costume.
With Santa and Mrs. Claus from the photog-
raphy class gaining betweenclass attention,
students soon felt the renewed spirit of
Assemblies consisted of the choir and
orchestra performing Christmas carols
together along with the traditional Santa
Claus portrayed by Nlr. Lee Abernathy.
The AHS choir also performed at
Citizens National Bank to spread the spirit
felt by students to the Abilenians. Of course,
many students exchanged gifts among them-
selves and occasionally surprised a teacher
with a well meaning gift on the last day of
school for l978.
Wherever students and administrators
sought out their feelings of Christmas spirit,
they could also rely on the activities held at
AHS to express the merriment of the most
memorable holiday of the year.
1. Taking part in Abilene's Christmas festiv-
ities, the AHS concert choir performs at
Citizens National Bank.
2. Showing their Christmas spirit, Kathy
Martin, Laura Craig, Pennye Gragg, Denise
Mayhall and Clay Hale, a select group from
the concert choir, perform a solo section of
music during the concert choir performance.
3. Participating in the orchestra Christmas
concert, Steve Claunch plays his violin.
4. Posing as Santa Claus, Mr. Lee Abernathy
enriches the world of Mrs. Ouida Harkey's
grandson, Tim Herring,
5. Typical of the Christmas season, orna-
ments lie in wait for their placement on the
Student Council Christmas tree.
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The winter of l978 brought happiness
to some and sorrow to others. Three times
on snowy or icy days, schools were dismissed
giving teachers and students extra holidays.
However hazardous road conditions played
no favorites as students were among the
many who received dents or even worse to
their cars. Surprisingly the Abilene Police
Department recorded more wrecks during
these days than at any previous time.
Cold winds and sleet hit the Abilene
area on December 30 and stayed to prolong
the holidays because of freezing temper-
atures. Slick streets caused the cancellation
of all scheduled school activities. Basketball
games were cancelled all across the Big
Country, interrupting the Eagle schedule
also., When school resumed low temperatures
caused track and baseball teams. to, practice
i5n.si.d.e the buildings as administrators raced
to, re-schedule events to an already burdened
Almost a month later, winter struck
again when four inches of snow covered the
city. Familiar scenes of stranded, dented
cars dotted the highways and school was
once again dismissed.
Through it all, many people found time
to enjoy the benefits ofthe season by having
snow fights, cutting donuts in abandoned
parking lots, sliding down the banks of over-
passes on cardboard, but most important by
just being out of school.
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1. Taking a small detour between classes,
Debra Grant discovers snow.
2. Making his appearance many times during
the winter months, Mr. Snowman visits AHS
3. In the ongoing fun of snow, another case
of hit and run is experienced by Woody
Payton, Tonya Freeman, Rhogenia Death-
enage and Chuck Mitchell.
4. Damage from the ice storm included 50
feet of the KTXS television tower.
5. Keeping in condition for track, Kay Land
practices in the halls.
6. After the first snow the only snowman
that could be built was about nine inches
by officers and peers
Revealing their responsiblity and the
determination to get things done, the junior
class officers worked hard to unite the class.
When asked why she wanted to serve as an
officer for the juniors, Maria Martin said, "I
thought it would be better to serve in an
office and try to get things done, rather than
gripe about things not getting done."
Along with the junior class sponsor,
Mrs. Linda Thomason, officers David Wolfe,
Reggie james, Maria Martin, Kim Pierce and
Karen Fuller helped spur the juniors on to
victory in Sing Song '78 winning first place
in costume and vocal competition.
Among some of the junior activities
anticipated for the year were a spring dance,
an end of school formal, and a junior picnic.
Although the junior class was often over-
shadowed by the seniors, the 1979 year
reflected that when determined the middle
class could succeed.
While officers were planning the year's
activities, future seniors ordered their class
rings. Abilene jewelers were kept busy com-
pleting the orders for the many ring designs.
Separating the individual from the
crowd, a junior could place his order for his
own special style having the bearer's name, a
different cut stone in a new setting, and of
course the proud Abilene High Eagle. The
class ring was just one of the ways a student
at Abilene High showed his school spirit and
1. Taking charge of VPO orders, Nora Wall,
Lon Jones, Jeff Smith and Susan Boyd assist
2. Delivering singing telegrams is only one
of Honor Society students, duties,
3. Preparing the Valentine Galactica booth
for service, Sara Poque and Karen Fuller do
their share of the Work,
4. Dressed right for his assignment, Leland
Hardin delivers candy orders.
5. With a touch of delicacy Maggie Hardin
gets ready to deliver carnations.
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Saturday shocker sizzles student schedule
An epidemic hit AHS during the winter
of i978-'79, The epidemic, which appeared
as a barrage of ice and snow, kept students
out of school for three days.
Since students were required by state
law to attend school l75 days out ofa year,
additional days were set aside by the AISD
to make up the bad weather days. After
much speculation and discussion, students,
teachers and administration were asked to
give up one Saturday, the first day of spring
break, and Good Friday to comply with the
state requirement for attendance. Undoubt-
edly, the hardest make-up day was Saturday,
Attendance reflected the general atti-
tude of students since, according to the
Abilene Reporter-News, over 250 students
were absent that day. Although regular
classes were held, regulations were lax, and
students participated in such activities as
roaming the halls and playing cards.
During the two Friday make-up days,
classes were much the same as usual. Most
teachers carried on with normal class planning
on those days.
While a great many unusual things
happened during the i978-'79 school year,
going to school on a Saturday was something
AHS students would not soon forget.
1. Helping with the showing of films, David
Sartor runs the projector.
2. Spending their lunch hour on campus,
Laticia Crosthwait, Mylinda Lewallen, Lisa
Wheeler, Kdith Kinard and Melinda Hicks
frequent the cafeteria during their Saturday
3. Passing the time between classes, students
mill through the halls.
4. In trying to cure Saturday school blues,
Cowboy John plays a card game with some
5. Dozing in class, Pat White learns the
tragedies of school on Saturday.
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Challenging year for
student body leaders
Giving the students the opportunity to
voice their opinion and getting action was
one of the purposes of the AHS Student
Through representation of each home-
room, student council members worked dili-
gently for change and enrichment in school
Getting more people involved in the
activities of the school served as the main
goal of the Student Council, so during the
i978-'79 school year, the Student Council
sponsored several activities. Among these
were the sophomore orientation, Thanks-
giving baskets to many needy families,home-
room door decorating for Christmas, teacher
appreciation days, participation in Sing Song
and involvement in Homecoming activities.
The Student Council also hosted the Abilene-
Cooper High student exchange before the
football game against Cooper High. Taking
part in disco dances and the KAHS Radio
Station were also major projects.
Qualities of leadership, citizenship and
dependability were necessary in coordinating
these special activities, and each Student
Council officer displayed these important
1, Showing their West Texas heritage are
Student Council Officers. Front Row:
Debbie Flores fcorresponding secretaryj.
Back Row: Naka Hernandez Qtreasurerj,
Devra Hoef Qrecording secretaryj, Rusty
Thomas fpresidentj and Marcus Brecheen
2. Planning for future projects, Student
Council president Rusty Thomas addresses
the Student Council.
3. In a moment of revenge, Rusty Thomas
throws a pie in Mr. Wes Odell's moment of
4. Bridging the gap between teacher and stu-
dent, Teacher Appreciation Day strengthens
1. Preparing the urnpteenth pot of morning
coffee, Mrs. Karen Stover measures four
tablespoons of coffee.
2. Moments away from humanities class are
expressed and captured through Mr. Wes
Odell's facial expressions.
3. Gesturing while explaining body language,
Mr, Steve Perkins proves his theories true of
4. On a one to one basis, Paul Peckham
relates to students in Ms. Nelda Macon's
Many reflections sho
Opposed to the rituals of a student's
accepted routine of late starts, slow days and
fast evenings, a teacher's day at Abilene High
began in a different route and ended in a
Started by means of the fundamental
processess of starting a day, a teachers day
acquired a new conception as the morning
meal was prepared, the appropriation of
people at the appointed time and destination
occurred and the arrival at Abilene High as
the last point of travel, and thus began the
Classroom enrollment for the five
classes taught daily averaged thirty students
per period. Thus, for the first 55 minutes a
teacher's lesson plan was instigated. For the
remaining 225 minutes, teachers reported
the process of notes, class discussion, assign-
ments and questions to an often sorted con-
glomeration of students with disinterested
attitudes. To the avail of some students,
teachers persevered throughout the minutes
through faculty lives
in the struggle to teach. Yet, just as students
aquired a break in the afternoon, so did
teachers, and although some ventured out-
side the sheltered life of Abilene High to
brave the depths of Dos Amigos, a larger
majority remained behind to face challenges
of the cafeteria and save some money.
Teachers were also given a mere hour for
conferences with parents. Since parents
often passed by the time for personal
reasons, teachers often used the time for
drafting lesson plans, grading papers or
pondering classroom situations.
Yet, in a lone hour, few papers were
graded and so often students had faded
away. Teachers then began the rituals of
grading, planning and hopingffor a time of
So, in as much as the breaks were plan-
ned for students' benefits, likewise were
they for teachers, as an often abused
majority lay exhausted by the accepted
practices of "in my days" . . . ..
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Administration seeks after school pleasures
Filing forms, keeping records and issu-
ing text books were just some of the jobs
delegated by the administration. ln fact, the
daily routine of school would have been
impossible without the administration.
ln spite of putting in extra hours on the
job and quite often after school, admin-
istrators sometime found time to relax and
enjoy their families and favorite pastimes.
Although administrators represented
discipline and control, their private lives
revealed that there was more behind the
school scene than work.
According to many office workers, the
hardest work at Abilene High was Mr.
Lomax's job as principal. He had many
responsibilities, one of which was simply to
run the school. Although lVlr. Lomax had
many duties, he also had time for some every-
day pleasures. He enjoyed hunting and fishing
and even stated that jimmy Stewart was his
favorite of all actors, present and past.
Another hard worker at Abilene High
was Mr. Chester lVlcAlpin who filled the role
of vice principal. Although he often amused
office workers, teachers and students by
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humming his favorite tunes while he worked,
lVlr. lVlcAlpin was always busy with school
and its activities. Nlr. NlcAlpin enjoyed hunt-
ing and loading his own shotgun shells.
Filling the position of assistant principal
was Mr. Charles Perkins. Mr. Perkins was
responsible for textbooks and the lunch
room and snack bar. ln his pastime lVlr.
Perkins enjoyed his favorite hobby, garden-
ing. Mr. Perkins especially enjoyed watching
actor Charles Bronson whom he favored
above all other actors.
At one time or another, all students had
to visit the Dean's office. Naturally, every-
one knew Mr. Lynn Nichols, Dean of Stu-
dents. He guided students inthe planning of
activities and assemblies. He was also heard
daily over the P. A. giving the morning
announcements. Mr. Nichols found content-
ment in buying, selling and restoring
antiques. Who was his favorite movie star, he
made no hesitation in saying Sean Connary.
Although most students felt that admin-
istrators only worked, many actually found
time for pleasurable activities which were
often enjoyed by all humans.
1. One of the facets of secretarial work is
demonstrated by Mrs. Jean McClure as she
prepares for the morning coffee break,
2. After a long day at Abilene High, Mr.
Lynn Nichols stretches out while receiving
attention from his cat, Red.
3, Paperwork although tedious, does not
seem to bother Mr. Chester McAlpin as he
moves stacks from his desk.
4. Capturing fun in the sun, Mr. Gayle
Lomax relaxes While practicing his infamous
5. Relaxing after a tiring day a AHS, Mr.
Charles Perkins inspects cumulative folders.
orking to learn, learning to work
Windows rattled and pictures fell. As
he echo died, the student was left with an
mpty feeling. The same old thing, it
appened over and over again. Anytime a
omplaint about school had been voiced the
ame worn out phrase had been utilized.
"You think you have it bad. Well l
ork!" This statement had ended many
iscussions between student and parent.
School was work. While 30 years of
'ime may have erased the pains and left only
ood memories for parents, for those stu-
ents who were going to school, it was still
lain, out and out work.
Being on time to class was a major issue,
or it had to be done seven times daily. To
e just two seconds late was to be in trouble.
ith only three tardies, any student was
everely reprimanded, and with five tardies
he parents were called.
Competition for good "pay" was fierce.
Only a hallowed few reached the pay scale
of the much wanted "A", Those who did
not measure up, fell into the ranks of B-D
and sometimes below.
This competition, plus the pressures of
getting into college made for tension and
worries. However, for some, all these prob-
lcms were multiplied tenfold.
With gas prices increasing continually
and prices in general skyrocketing, many stu-
dents had to take jobs just to make ends
meet. The worries of school were com-
pounded by the new job often causing a
drop in grades.
With a drop in grades, more pressures
were brought to bear. With all these
pressures plus other incidental heartbreaks
along the way, adolescent life was very hard
for the over 2,000 at Abilene High.
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1. Reminding the students of the need for
punctuality, time is omnipresent,
2. Scurrying to classes, students fight the
hustle and bustle of a student body of over
3. Nervously awaiting his fate, Chris Carrion
sits alone and intimidated in the office.
4. Catching a few zzz's between classes,
Glenn Owen reposes amid the clutter of his
5. Although time-clocks are not employed
for regular use, students feel the pressures of
1. Socializing during the hour-break in the
school routine, Teresa Barnhart and Woody
Payton take advantage of the little time they
have together during the day.
2,3. The next best thing to being thereg
Carrie Thorne and Steve Scales spend time
on the phone anxiously awaiting the next
4. Arriving at the Royal Inn for lunch,
Thomas Bullet politely lets Pam Davis out of
5. Enjoying a coke and each otherls com-
pany, "Tiger'l Thompson and Susan Taylor
relax on a Sunday afternoon.
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hassle for students
One of the quickest ways to mismanage
twenty dollars was soon discovered, to the
avail of students, to be dating. On the
average, inflation continued in an upward
motion and unlike common sense, so did
A typical Friday or Staurday night date
normally began with a movie, which, includ-
ing tickets and refreshments, came to
approximately ten dollars, unless students
desired other attractions with steeper
interests, appeal and price. After the movie,
came the evening meal, and depending on
finances ranged from a Big Nlac at
McDonald's to a steak at the Pelican. The
latter was anticipated, but McDonald's
became reality. To the avail of Abilene
High students, the meal quickly disappeared
and so had five to ten dollars. ln true
Abilene style, the drag was next on the
agenda of events, and thus the gas gauge
regressed, as friendships increased.
So as the night came to an end, and the
evening activities reviewed, daters came to
the realization that twenty dollars had
vanished, but the memories remained. After
all, students worked hard at school and jobs,
and although the price of relaxation was
steep, it was well worth it.
1, Drooling over the new sex symbol of the
year, Erik Estrada, Simone Youngblood,
Rhonda Gillis and Rene Decker snoop for
the inside story,
2. Marking a major trend in popular music,
the Bee Gee's and Billy Joel record albums
are displayed at one of the Abilenels record
and tape stores, Sound World.
3. From movies in the news, National
Lampoonls Animal House launches a new
fad, the toga party, ripping through the
nation as the newest craze.
4. Setting up his room with beautiful
posters, Jeff Boland adds to his collection in
decorating his room with Cheryl Ladd,
Cheryl Tiegs, Susan Anton, Linda Carter and
the ever-popular Dallas Cowboy Cheer-
Celebrated movie stars - symbols of 1979
Hitting the pop scene of the nation for
1978-'79 were the top records, movies, stars,
famous men and women, and the favorite
dramatic and comedy television shows.
Selected by the annually televised
People's Choice Awards, "Mash" won the
nomination for the established comedy
series with "Mork 84 Mindy" receiving the
honor for the new comedy of '78, For the
dramatic television series it was competition
between "Little House on the Prairie" and
"Battlestar Galactica." Alan Alda, Hawk-eye
of "Mash" and Robin Williams, Mork of
"Mork and Mindy" came out on top with
the People's Choice Awards for the best
male actors on TV. The outstanding female
actresses on television were comedians Carol
Burnett and Mary Tyler Moore with Pam
Dawber, Mindy of t'Mork and Mindy," who
came up as the new female star.
Grease, a picture depicting teen-agcrs in
the i950 era, won the award for the best
musical motion picture of the year linked
with the most widely received non-musical
movie for '78, National Lampoons Animal
House, which portrayed life in a rowdy
college fraternity. Favorite actor and actress
in the motion picture business were film
stars Burt Reynolds and Olivia Newton-
The People's Choice Awards chose
Andy Gibb and Billy joel for top male
vocalists with their female counterpart
country singer Olivia Newton-john receiving
the honor also. Top songs of the nation with
the highest record sales were "Three Times
A Lady," "Hot Child in the City," and
"Double Vision." These songs won the
nominations by the poll of young people
twelve to twenty-one years old.
Of course, the young people at Abilene
High remained loyal to their school as they
continued to vote AHS the nation's top
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1. Placing first in the logo competition for
the KAHS radio station is Joe Rocha's
depiction of the AHS spirit.
2. Actively involved in the inauguration of
KAHS, technician Lee Sims wires the stereo.
3. Lost in a world of his own, D. J. Buck
Land prepares his next spot.
4, Filling the air waves, Richard Bradford
provides an enjoyable atmosphere for lunch
while John Brady provides technical
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oaring sound of KAHS motivates enthusiastic spirit in cafeteria
shops which donated promotional materials
including records and posters. Operating in
the northwest corner of the cafeteria, the
station brought in more students who began
eating in the school cafeteria.
Disco jockeys tryouts were selected by
the D.l. committee, Disco jockeys rotated
approximately every two weeks with a train-
ing period in between. Serving as a D.l.
allowed students to employ their imagina-
tions and speaking abilities.
Many students helped with the develop-
ment of the program. The radio station com'
mittee was responsible for construction,
publicity and business operation of the
station. Chairman of the committee was
Alex Vasquez. Other positions included
business manager, joy Hulettg publicity
manager, Nelson -Coates, and construction
chairman David Wolfe, Lon jones and Steve
Nlowery. Technicians were Lee Sims and
KAHS radio proved to be a great start
to a wonderful program. KAHS added a new
dimension to Abilene High School.
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to endure pressures
Radical changes faced the sophomore
class of 1978-'79 just as they had the classes
before them. Of course, the hardest change
to adjust to was starting over at the bottom
again only to work up.
The larger high school campus also
affected the daily routine of sophomores.
Off campus lunch was a step forward for
those who had a car and license, but not for
those who had a license but no car.
Guiding this group of struggling adoles-
cents, the sophomore class officers provided
the leadership necessary of the traditional
underdogs. The sophomore officers not only
gained knowledge and endurance while
working on the annual musical production
of Sing Song but also made many new
friends as they worked together.
Both the class and its officers sought to
make sophomores accepted and welcomed
on the campus, but as class vice president
jackie Flores commented, "The sophomore
class is the largest class, but it has the
smallest amount of influence. So we really
have a hard time expressing ourselves."
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1. Hoping for the best, sophomore Norma
Daniel signs the bottom of the list for
2, Sophomore Officers. Ben Gonzales Qpresi-
dentj, Jackie Flores fvice presidentj, Sharon
Howe Qsecretaryj, Melanie Chapman, QStu-
dent Council representativej, Rosie Sanchez
3. Braving the early morning chill, Suzanne
Hickey portrays sophomore spirit and parti-
cipation in band.
4. Enjoying a few free moments together,
sophomore Loyal Profit and Page Pierce eat
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AHS student leaders
Along with the spring of i979 came the
cutting of trees and the closing of gas
stations as gas prices rose higher and higher.
With these also came the most important
elections held at Abilene High-the elections
of Student Council officers and the Cheer-
Designed after official state, county
and local elections, student council elections
were complete with voter registration,
precincts and voting machines. Mr. Wes
O'Dell and Student Council officers thought
the new way would be a good experience for
the students to prepare them for voting in
Taylor County elections.
Also held during spring were cheerleader
elections. Although only twelve girls tried
out, the competition was stiff. The girls
started workouts on March 26 and continued
until April l2. On April l3 after a dual
assembly where the girls demonstrated their
abilities, the elections were held. The dedi-
cated girls who won the spot for cheerleaders
of l979-'80 were Cathy Carver, Cynthia
Willis, Kim Pierce, Michelle Mahaney, loAnn
Patino and Rhoegina Deatherage. The excite-
ment came with tears of both joy and
sadness. The experience made lastning
friends, as the girls realize that the next year
would bring times of working together.
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1. Trying helplessly to go through workouts,
Becky Bourland and Shelia Cummigns look
forward to competition.
2. Taking their places as newly elected
Student Council officers for the 1979980
school year are Melinda Taylor, corre-
sponding secretaryg Reggie James, presidentg
Rhonda Gillis, treasurerg Alex Vasquez, vice
presidentg Sherri Rhodes, recording secretary.
3. Cheerleaders elected during the spring for
the 1979-'80 season are Rhoegina Death-
erage, Kim Pierce, Cynthia Willis, Cathy
Carver, JoAnn Patino and Michelle Mahanay.
4. Scrubbing the Eagle is a tradidion chore
of a hopeful cheerleader as Cheryl Ridgeway
and Rhoegina Deatherage discover.
5. Joyful tears come to Kim Pierce as she is
congratulated as a new cheerleader.
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Directed by: Seniors
Written by: Seniors
Cast by: Seniors
Produced by: Seniors
Laughed by: Seniors
Amid chuckles, out right laughter and a
few scattered boos, seniors vied for attention
by presenting themselves in the most ridi-
culous, outlandish skits during their last
fling at AHS. Taxing their imaginations to
the utmost, seniors reached deep into the
well of talent and brought forth great
draughs of unprecedented greatness. The
great outpouring of skill and humor signaled
the beginning of the end for many of the
There were, however, a few highlights
to the seemingly endless parade of amateurish
skits and acts. Some of the acts consisted of
a flute solo, "Nadia's Theme" by Linda
Ablesg the Blue Brothers by Teri Hawkins,
Steve Couch, Randy Davis, David
Armandariz, a solo theme from Ice Castles
by Clay Hale, a solo theme, "I Feel the
Earth Move" by Kathy Martin and many
other acts which continually kept students
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1. Providing instruction as well as entertain-
ment, Nelson Coates and Regina Ball
welcome watchers to Disco Minute.
2, Reflecting the Blues Brothers style,
Randy Davis sings of his lost love.
3. Amid confetti and shouts of "Toga!
Toga!" John Brady raises the symbol of
4. Adding culture to Senior Follies, French
Club members thrill the audience.
5. Softly flowing from Lida Ables' flute,
t'Nadia's Theme" creates a time for
6. Saddened by the thought of leaving AHS,
David Armanderez takes refuge on the
shoulder of Phil Boone.
7. Celebrating the finale of Senior Follies,
seniors gather on stage.
Prom plan prevails
Radiating across the Windsor Hotel
ballroom, the effervescence of prom night
at Abilene High implanted itself in the
memories of AHS seniors. May fourth was
glamorized, romanticized and electrified
throughout the entire yearg it was the first
prom in Abilene High School history.
Seniors took a brief break before
descending to the ballroom after thoroughly
consuming a delicious catered banquet
dinner. The band Shade Tree supplied the
atmosphere for the flurry of ecstatic move-
ments on the dance floor. Amid the spine-
tingling disco vibrations from the band, the
couples swayed in breath-taking sensation-
alism. The dance floor was the center of
sparkling titillation until the magic hour
of midnight emerged. The stroke of twelve
ended the dreamlike vision that had
continuously been created.
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1. Happy memories of the prom help AHS
seniors bring the year to a close.
2. Displaying their own style and class,
seniors gather for a few last moments
3. Retreating from the crowded dance floor,
Devra Hoef and James Tally partake of
some cool drinks.
4, Swaying to the music of Shade Tree,
Rhonda Gillis and James Potter get into the
mood of the prom.
5. During the band's break, Felix Garcia and
Cindy Claunch pause to revive themselves
for another hour of feverish festivities.
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1. Capping off a day picnicking, seniors
enjoy a barbecue meal.
2. Taking her turn at bat, Jere Madison takes
a swing for her team.
3, Intently running onward hoping to help
her team to victory is Sharon Shelton.
4. Graduation senior Wade Gillum hurls the
frisbee towards his partner.
5. Preparing to punch the puny volleyball
Jeff Smith makes his move.
6. Looking on as Alan Smith prepares to
receive the baton from his partner are Roy
White and Ken Evans.
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symbol of fulfillment
Then it came-Nlay 18, 1979-an event-
ful day that marked the ending of a twelve
year crusade. The senior picnic day was held
during the final days before graduation.
While underclassmen attended regular
classes, seniors were arriving at Abilene State
Park eager and waiting for a day of activities
Seniors were divided into teams desig-
nated as red, green, blue and yellow with
each battling for the honor of victory. The
activity schedule was filled with a three
inning softball game wher.e guys batted with
the opposite hand from which they normally
used. Other events included relay races,
tug-of-war, volleyball and the infamous egg
toss won by Richard Flores and his partner.
After totaling the points, the red team led
by team captain Nelson Coates was declared
At 12:15 p. m., everyone called a truce
and ate a hearty lunch catered by Mack
Eplen's. Finally the picnic was over, and
after lingering and talking, everyone
gathered in their cars to make the return to
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Exciting Six Flags
thrills AHS seniors
Exciting thrills and chills of Six Flags
proved adventurous to the 276 seniors who
dared to enter the gates of Six Flags during
Year after year the seniors traveled the
long road from Abilene to Six Flags. This
trip had been an Abilene High senior
tradition since l973.
Along with their fourteen sponsors, the
seniors boarded nine buses at 7:00 a. m. on
Friday morning, May 25. The day was spent
enjoying rides, drinking Cokes, attending
shows, eating hot dogs and taking Rolaids.
When 7:00 p. m. rolled around, all of the
sun roasted seniors boarded the buses and
rested from their long day during the long
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1. Just clowning around, Steve Scales and his
alter ego share a laugh or two,
2. For a change of pace, Brent Carlisle,
Charon Worthing and Tim Baxter take a
3. Checking the schedule for the next attrac-
tion, Charla Baker chooses the puppet show.
4. Taking a lift on the Texas Chute-out gives
a sky view of what Six Flags is really like.
5. Taking a moment out of their busy
schedule at Six Flags, seniors pause for a
few last moments of togetherness.
6. While Betty Dudley flirts with the clown,
Glenn Caldwell and Cathy Stuehler look on.
7. Waiting in anticipation for the log ride,
Chuck Mitchell and Kathy Martin take their
1. Reciting the class history, Angie Northrup
and Myra Cumby take a humorous trip
down memory lane.
2. Graduating as one of the top twenty-five
students proves to be a great achievement
for these honor students.
3. Admonishing seniors to realize future
goals, Mr. Lynn Anderson addresses the
Class of 1979.
4. Waiting patiently, seniors listen as Princi-
pal Gayle Lomax announces award winners
5. Pledging allegiance to the flag, partici-
pants at baccalaureate service stand at atten-
Mary Ann Ramirez
Final stage finalized
May was the busiest month of the year
for graduating seniors of Abilene High
School. Even though the entire school year
was busy, the majority of activities were
performed during the final month. Manda-
tory programs such as baccalaureate services,
final examinations, and graduation exer-
cises led an extensive list of activities in
which to participate.
Ordering materials dealing with gradu-
ation was another task which was time con-
suming to the seniors. A special committee
consisting of administrators and seniors was
given the chance to select and design a new
pattern for the i979 invitations. Numerous
seniors ordered invitations to send to rela-
tives and close friends for them to witness
the special occasions. Other items which
were a must for graduates, were the caps
However, some activities were required
of the graduating seniors. Such examples
were the senior follies production, the
seniors picnic and the senior trip to Six
Flags. Most seniors commented on the fact:
"Graduating is the most expensive time of a
person's educational period." But with all
of the trials and tribulations of being a
senior, the moments shared during the last
year in high school would live on in the
memories of many.
1. Decked out in her final glory, Teri
Hawkins makes her way down the aisle.
2. Giving way to a little last minute hilarity,
seniors Randy Davis and Steve Coach
prepare to graduate.
3. Nervously contemplating his future, David
Ross comes to the realization that high
school is over.
4. Wreathed in smiles, Martha Pittman and
J. D. Helm reminisce before graduation.
5. Paying attention for the last time, seniors
wait out their graduation exercise.
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Pomp and Circumstance signify final act
Tension charged the air as the 486
seniors of AHS class of l979 prepared for
graduation. Twelve years of labor were
about to come to an end in an hour long
Lining up for the last time, seniors
fidgeted while waiting for their names to be
called. With last minute adjustments to cap
and gown, the students walked out, shook
the hand of Vice Principals Charles Perkins
and Chester lVlcAlpin.
As the minutes passed, seniors realized
the finality of their high school years. As
the ceremony ended and individuals
gathered in smaller groups, some realized for
the first time, that they would probably
never see some of the surrounding faces
Amid mixed feelings graduates headed
home or to all night parties. The joy of being
through with twelve years of schooling
mingled with apprehension of the future and
sadness of leaving behind a major part of
their lives. At parties seniors reminisced and
promised to keep in touch, an extremely
hard task to complete.
For some there was almost no respite as
they started college during the first summer
session, for others, however, a full time job
was immediately begun.
With a little fanfare, pomp and circum-
stance, and almost no bang, the class of
1979 abandoned the corridors and rooms
of AHS never to return again.
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1. A quiet moment during school is
found, yet Marelyn Bridgesaccomplishes
2. Sharing the honors of senior favorites,
Becky Lackey and Chuck Dubose experience
a feeling of accomplishment.
3. Capturing the crown of Mr. and Miss AHS
are Marelyn Bridges and Phil Boone.
4. Braving the wilds of the wind, Phil Boone
travels from one building toanother.
5. Chosen as junior class favorites are Marcus
Breechen and Michelle Mahaney.
6. Representatives of the sophomore class
are Stacy Breecehn and Loyal Proffit.
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Ann Ferguson has
tube, Karen Pekowski
outstanding record follows Lucy
as she excels in English.
,g for his afternoon classes,
Hogg chooses books for calculus.
a memo to squad members is
ts attract honor
in rounds of applause were
seven fields grouped under
her sophomore, junior
Linda Abels to be
honors as a saxophonist,
Guy participated in both
her sophomore, junior
AHS Orchestra, Linda
for her three
ore senior years in
his junior and
ears, selected as an
and senior year
in the Sopho-
Choir his junior
his junior years,
were a few of the
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to talk with Mr, Gayle Lomax,
relaxes during first period.
achievement in band gives
of involvement follows
rough Abilene High.
Linda White walks to the
to resume academic life.
classes, Clay Hale
awaiting the start of
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Miss Percy Darwin
Mrs. Sue Day
Mrs. Jo Dooley
Mr. Philip Dortch
Mrs. Pat Dudley
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Involvement - key to
Chosen for outstanding accomplish-
ments in numerous areas, twelve Abilene
High students were honored as Outstanding
Named to the edition of Who's Who
Among American High School Students her
senior year, Marelyn Bridges gained national
recognition through her involvement in Bold
Gold her sophomore and junior years and as
AHS cheerleader her senior year. She was
also selected by her peers as the junior
favorite and Miss AHS. Marelyn was the
recipient of the Daughter of the American
Revolution recognition award.
Class president his sophomore and
junior years, Chuck Mitchell devoted time
and effort into making the three years at
Abilene High those of achievement. lnvolve-
ment in journalism his sophomore, junior
and senior years, he served as co-editor of
the Battery his junior year and editor his
senior year. Chuck was selected by his peers
as sophomore favorite and also participated
for three years in Student Council and choir
and Key Club, jere
normally male She
ess for students
Band and Conc'ert Band for i
was a member of the Battery
writings proved to be a
of her high school years as she
as Flashlight section editor her sopho-
year, co-editor her junior year and
editor her senior year. Martha
was chosen as an Outstanding Eagle
for her achievements and involve-
She started in her sophomore year in
Latin Club, Operation Main-
Flashlight staff and Student Council.
two she continued through all
Martha was named to Who'5
High School Students
years, lettered her
in journalism and
of the Sorop-
Award her senior
to follow her
at Abilene High.
as she was a
her sophomore year
and senior years.
Mr. Joel Loya
Mrs. Dixie Mabry
Mr. Chester MeAlpin
Mrs. Jean McClure
Mrs, Nell McCoil
Mr. Lynn Nichols
Mrs. Judy Odom
Mr. Norman Olsen
of the FHA her senior
years as ground work proved
y Flacksbarth was named
were the classes taken by
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in football earn
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pick up a station at Abilene
as Laura Bromley searches
omemakmg living. room, Tammy
enjoys a cup of tea while visiting
Mrs. Vickie Weir
Mrs. June Whitt
Mrs. Loyce Yancy
Mrs. Marie Yeager
Mr. Bill Yarbrough
Mr. Jaryl Young
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Unification for goals,
victory against odds
Competition fkom' pe.tish' .enl N.
l.A striving against another or others for
some object, as a prize, or for superiority
2. A trial of skill or ability, a contest
The name of the game was sports, the
object of that game was competition. The
striving was against friends to become a
varsity member, against teams to defeat
their hopes of victory and against odds to
attain some type of recognition. Sports
represented the union of the school to
support the athletes to a victorious
As school began so did the concentra-
tion needed to attain the previous years'
accomplishments and the urge to push
farther up the ladder of success. The summer
workouts, the practice before, during and
after school soon came to dominate the life
of the athlete as the program became
dominant and the thought of victory came
to be the total unification of the school and
The athlete who was the symbol of
Abilene High to so many in the community
was also the one who dedicated time, sweat,
energy, peace of mind and pain to the enjoy-
ment and fulfillment of themselves and
others. Victory was wished for those who
survived the workouts and the suffering, for
the true athletes of Abilene High.
1. Demonstrating the technique necessary to
block offensive players, Coach Hoeffer
offers insight during spring training.
2. Symbolic of the feeling felt for the cross-
town rivals are displayed at the Cooper pep
rally in an attempt to break the 13 year
3. Striving for a victory, Sherry Teeters uses
skill and hours of practice at the necessary
time to Win her division.
4. Effectively executing defensive plays, the
Eagles forge ahead in district play to a
victory over Temple.
5. Exhausting every alternative of defensive
moves, Stacia Blahak attempts to return the
ball to Cooper Cougars to win the game and
capture another district win.
6. Rounding third base, Mike Blackwell uses
all skill and knowledge in an attempt to
score a run.
Eagle feet fly to fast
cross country finish
Contributing to Abilene High in a run-
about way, the men's and women's cross
country teams conditioned and competed in
several exciting meets. Beginning late in the
summer, both teams started the long road
toward district and regionals. Stretching and
running about eight miles around Abilene
constituted the minimum daily requirements
from men's coach, Lindon Gaithright and
women's coach, janet Hindman. In order to
strengthen legs, weight training was included
in the average workout.
Second year coach Gaithright directed
the young Eagle team through a respectable
season finishing 6th in district. The women's
team led by Coach Hindman came through
with a Sth in district. Two regional
qualifiers, Karen Pekowski and Greg Carter
continued on to the regional meet in
Lubbock and represented A.H.S. with out-
Though not as much of a spectator
sport as track, cross country helped to pre-
pare both men and women for the upcoming
track season by conditioning long distance
runners. Competition was ierce, but the
Eagles placed high in meets from Big Spring
to San Angelo.
In summarizing the season, Coach janet
Hindman said, "our team was extremely
inexperienced, but each member improved
and gained a new interest in cross country
which will help their track performances.
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1. Women ls cross country-FRONT ROW:
Karen Pekowski, Amber Yacono. SECOND
ROW: Debbie Borrego, Artis Griffin, Debra
Harris, Kaye Land. BACK ROW: Cathy
Carren, Gail Foreman, Toni Esparza.
2. Men 's cross country-FRONT ROW: Alan
Wentrcek, Lon Jones, Tommy Withers, Greg
Carter, Steven Stahl, Joe Rocha.
3. Rushing to complete a 3 mile run,
Tommy Withers uses all his reserve energy to
mount the last hill.
4. Discussing the speed of their top runners,
cross country coached Lyndon Gathright
and Janet Hindman use new stopwatches
in order to time accurately.
5. Training diligently, Greg Carter runs
through Cobb Park in an effort to condition
for the regional meet in Lubbock.
6. As the only female regional qualifier,
Karen Pekowski takes time before workouts
to stretch her leg muscles.
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Pre-district victories excite Warbirds fans
In a surprising season opener, Abilene
High School emerged victorious over the
highly favored Wichita Falls Raiders with a
shocking score of 20-6. The Eagles combined
a solid ground game with an explosive pass-
ing attack led by quarterback Angel Munoz
to stifle Raider's hopes of the first season
Riding the momentum created by their
first victory, the Abilene Eagles headed
south to face Stephen F. Austin. Again the
underdogs, the Eagles proved pregame pre-
dictions wrong as they slaughtered the
Maroons 27-7. AHS passed for l50 yards
including all four of its touchdowns and
utilized Maroon mistakes to gain advance-
Facing the number one ranked team in
Texas, the Temple Wildcats, was an insur-
mountable task for the Eagles. Abilene High
forced Temple into punting situations on
their first three possessions but inevitably
succumbed to the Wildcats relentless offen-
sive assault.The Wildcats took a 21L0 lead by
halftime and continued to run up the score
with a 75-yard drive, and 87-yard punt
return and another fourth quarter touch-
down. The final buzzer sounded to a dis-
appointed Eagle team, defeated 49-0 for
their first loss of the season.
1. With football popularity increasing, artist
Don Taylor captures the excitement of the
2. Rushing in to make the tackle, Lupe
Tonche and Steve Ford help to stop the
Wildcats at the fifteen yard line.
3. Unable to hold the Wildcats, senior Mike
Jones expresses his grief on his trek to the
4. Grimacing in agony, Mike Jones, senior
end, is assisted on the sidelines after injuring
5. Struggling to free himself from the grip of
Stephen F. Austin player Locky Vandergriff,
Dee McLaughlin, Eagle fullback, dives for-
ward for extra yardage.
6. Displaying his highly acclaimed rushing
ability, Reggie Fields races across the line of
scrimmage in an effort to get a first down.
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AHS Eagles show wins
By harassing the Big Spring Steers on
their home ground, the Eagle football team
opened their District 5-AAAA play with a
slashing 38-15 win.
The first quarter left the Eagles with a
slim six point lead on a twenty yard run by
tailback Reggie Fields. The extra point
attempt failed because of an off kick by
place kicker David Perry.
ln the second quarter tailback Reggie
Fields showed why he was later named the
district's leading rusher. He surprised fans by
scoring two more touchdowns on 14 and 1
yard runs giving the Eagles a 19-0 lead at the
The Eagles were shut out in the third
quarter while Big Spring managed to close
the gap to 19-7. When it came time for the
fourth quarter, the Eagles were on the move
again making the final score 38-15.
Odessa Permian mania known as "Mojo
Power" wiped clean the hopes of the Eagles
for two out of three
to defeat the longtime powerhouse of Dis-
trict 5-AAAA. The game was one of many
mistakes mostly on the part of the Eagles.
Except for a fumble by Permian early in the
first quarter which led to a field goal by
David Perry, the game fell into the waiting
paws of the Permian panthers.
Coming out with a 3-3 tie in the third
quarter, the Eagles soon loost all hope of
being District 5-AAAA champions. When
time ran out, the Panthers had defeated the
A lot more than a one-sided game faced
the Bulldogs when AHS traveled to Midland
High during the middle of the football
season. Abilene High led in every category
from total yards to fumbles. The Abilene
defense managed to deny Midland the
opportunity to gain substantial yardage in
the air or on the ground.
The Abilene offense put together 27
points to defeat the Bulldogs 27-8.
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Eagles snatch three
more back to back
In a game marred by penalties, Abilene
High defeated the Midland Lee Rebels,
23-14. All in all, 176 yards offlags fell with
105 yards marked against Midland Lee and
71 yards against Abilene.
Abilene High's first scoring drive ended
when quarterback Loyal Proffitt hit tightend
Les Bruce with a ten yard pass making the
score 7-O. The Rebels immediately gained
revenge with an 80-yard drive capped with a
64-yard bomb from quarterback Gary Burler
to wide receiver john White. Abilene again
scored to break the tie before the half ended
and went in with a 13-7 lead. However, the
Rebels took the lead in the second half on a
9-yard run by fullback Mark McCowan.
Later a fumble resulted in a 32-yard field
goal putting the Eagles back on top to stay
16-14. The icing on the cake came when
Proffitt found tightend David Russell for an
A week later Homecoming proved just
as successful. While jamie Farmer was being
crowned Homecoming Queen, the Eagles
were beating the Odessa Broncos, 24-20. The
game went right down to the wire, until the
Broncos were finally stopped on the third
down with two yards needed and about
three minutes left in the game. Abilene had
another possible opportunity to score, but
elected to run out the clock and avoid any
The following week at San Angelo, the
Eagles outplayed the Bobcats, 21-15. Angelo
outgained Abilene 390 yards to 232, but the
difference proved to be an 80-yard run by
running back Dee McLaughlin.
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Revenge awaits the
'79 football season
Hungry for revenge the Warbirds
worked anxiously all through the week prior
to the Cooper contest, preparing their
strategy and themselves both mentally and
physically. With the help of their coaching
staff, which had a combined total of 76
years athletic experience, they were deter-
mined to do their best.
The Abilene High Eagles met the
Cooper Coogers at Shotwell stadium to
begin the eighteenth faceoff between the
two 5-AAAA schools. The Eagles lined up
with the wind in their face ready to receive
the ball from the Coogers. Watching intently
during the first-half of play, the Warbirds
examined the Coogers team plan for flaws
and gaping holes. The Eagle defense
managed to hold their own throughout the
first two quarters of play as the scoreboard
read 6-7 at halftime in favor of the Coogs.
Throughout the thirdquarter the Eagles
worked to keep their game alive. Quarter-
back Loyal Proffitt worked hard to suppress
the Cooger defense and momentum despite
the water which accumulated on the field
before game time.
The closely fought struggle for
supremacy kept the Eagles and Coogers on
their toes throughout the evening, but
despite the Warbirds gallant effort the
evening ended with a score of 21-14 in favor
of Cooper. For the thirteenth straight time,
the sweet taste of glorious revenge edged
away from Abilene High.
VA RS lTY FOOTBALL
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The AHS junior varsity football team
combined strength and strategy to achieve a
5 and 4 season record.
ln the first game of the 1978 season,
AHS provided a highly defensive game which
gave an end result of an 8-6 win over the Sari
Angelo Bobcats. At the Big Spring game, Big
Spring was engulfed by the Eagles' offensive
with a final score of 20-6. Odessa Permian
cracked the Eagles confidence with an
impressive 39 to O victory, but this only
made the Warbirds retaliate with a 40-6 win
over Midland High the following week.
In later games Abilene High shattered
San Angelo and Midland Lee with scores of
42-18 and 18-6 respectively. Despite the
Eagles anticipation of a victory over their
crosstown rivals, the Cooper Coogers, the
Eagles lost by a score of 55-25.
IUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
San Angelo 6 8
Brownwood 18 12
Big Spring 6 20
Permian 39 0
Midland High 6 40
Odessa High 24 13
San Angelo 18 42
Midland Lee 6 18
Cooper 55 25
1. Giving some helpful pointers to the foot-
ball trainers is coach Doc Bradley.
2. Junior Varsity football. FRONT ROW:
Brian Stout, Dave Potts. Mark Smith, Bruce
Payne, Derrick Fields, Ricky Ciseneros,
Marco Munoz, Mike Payne, Darren Robert-
son, Bruce Bailey. SECOND ROW: Gene
Lackey, Jeff Hagemann, David Williams,
Danny Conners, Nicky Watts, Kyle Crisman,
Mike Parrot, Arlee Hunter, Arthur Price,
Mike Doughty, Tommy Grant. BACK ROW:
Richard Aguirre, Mark Lockwood, Kenneth
Jones, Anthony Beblowski, John Greenlee,
Eddie Martinez, Reggie Hunter, Eddie Davis,
Steve Perry, Jessie Jimeniz.
3. Through Cooper defenders, Eagle tailback
Reggie Fields runs for a successful gain.
4. Taking a breather from the tiring Cooper
game is senior guard, Bill Henkhaus.
5. Moving in on Cooper J. V. quarterback,
Lanny Dycus, Arlee Hunter, an Eagle guard,
and Charles Torres, an Eagle tackle, defend
Spirit reaches peak through leadership
What had twenty-four legs, was able to
leap tall gyms with a single bound, had
twelve pairs of hands with plenty of last
minute artistic ability, several big mouths
capable of producing high decibels of sound
and a never ending energy supply even after
coming in at 3:00 a.m. several mornings?
The most frequent answer was, of course,
the cheerleaders and Eagle squad.
From the beginning of the summer of
1978, the cheerleaders started their work by
attending a special summer camp for cheer-
leaders at East Texas State University. This
prepared the cheerleaders for the major job
of boosting spirit in store for them during
Eagle Squad aided the cheerleaders and
Bold Gold members in backing teams and
encouraging spirit throughout AHS. Duties
of the Eagle Squad consisted of changing the
marquise and carrying the spirit flags during
football games. The spirit flags, bought by
the Abilene Boosters Club, were a new
addition to the campus and gave a fresh look
to the spirit leaders' activities.
The challenges of a cheerleader or Eagle
Squad member may have seemed fun and
appealing for many, but hours of work and
concentrated talent went into making the
1979 school year an exciting and memorable
year illed with school spirit.
1.,3.,8., Breaking the spirit sign during the
Big Spring pep rally, Linda Montez leads
the Eagles to their first victory.
2. Posing for football program shots are
cheerleaders: FRONT ROW: Cessilye Scott,
Linda Montez, Nancy Eastburn, BACK
ROW: Kathy Batson, Marelyn Bridges,
4. Announcing the guest speaker for the
Midland Lee pep rally, Nancy Eastburn
pauses and awaits the students' attention.
5. In the aftermath of the 50's day pep rally,
Carole Simpson listens as Nelson Coates
interprets his opinions of the fashions.
6. Braving the winds, Matt Craig watches the
field in hope of an Eagle yardage gain.
7. In a technique learned during the summer
cheerleading camp, Marelyn Bridges and
Becky Lackey unveil their skills to the
student body during the San Angelo pep
9. Preparing to begin the Homecoming pep
rally, Kathy Batson expresses her joy,
10. Aimed to elevate spirits, at AHS Nelson
Coates, Scotty Sims, Derrick Caballero, Clay
Hale and Ross Sparks serve as Eagle Squad
during the 1978-'79 season.
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Activity, participation exceed expectations
On the first day of school the Eagle
Gym filled with smiling, teenage girls. They
had met a few times during the summer, but
this was really the beginning ofthe i978-'79
Sophomores stood in groups talking
about what was to happen during the com-
ing year. junior and senior members of the
Bold Gold helped new members by filling
them in on what would prove to be a very
hectic schedule for the next three tri-
mesters. Football, basketball, volleyball,
pep rallies and fund raising projects were just
some of the activities ahead of the girls.
Section leaders Faith Whitmill, Sharon
Shelton, Donna Cook, Karen Poteet and
Kathlene Thompson along with Bold Gold
sponsors, worked together to make all of
these activities possible for the 1979 school
These projects sounded like fun, but
they actually took many hours of hard
work. The girls in Bold Gold were required
to learn the rules for every activity for which
they participated. They also made signs for
the pep rallies and competed against one
another in decorating to promote spirit.
The Bold Gold had many fund raising
projects throughout the year. These con-
sisted of selling ribbons, toboggans, spirit
towels and spirit cushions. The major money
raising activity sponsored by the Bold Gold
was a disco dance held in the Eagle Gym.
Booths run by individual squads sold refresh-
ments at the dance. As a result of their hard
work they earned enough money to pay for
transportation to football games.
For the 1978-'79 Bold Gold, the year
was filled with hard work, fun, new friend-
ships and many memories.
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1. Awaiting the signal from the cheerleaders
to start the next chant, the AHS Bold Gold
stands prepared during the San Angelo pep
2. Bold Gold Leaders: Tammy Cook,
Kathleen Thompson, Karen Poteet, Jackie
Francis, Sharon Shelton, Donna Cook, Toni
Storey, Faith Whitmill.
3. To the music "The Power of Gold", AHS
Bold Gold performs at Taylor County
Coliseum during the half-time break of the
AHS vs. CHS basketball game.
4. Hands clasped and raised, the Bold Gold
unite with the hope of victory during the
singing of the school song.
5. A symbolic representative of eternal Eagle
spirit, the Bold Gold leads students in the
fighting team yell.
6. With attention focused on her squad
members, Michelle Mahanay still cheers for
an Eagle victory.
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Three C's motivate
Concentration, confidence and con-
sistency were the three C's that Miss Trudy
Davis depended on to help volleyball achieve
a winning season. The team centered their
concentration on the game plan in order to
play to their fullest abilities. Confidence also
was a major factor in playing well.
Similarly, consistency in strategy was impor-
tant in enabling each team member to work
as a part of the unit. Practice consisted ofa
weary four hours a day in the summer and
two and a half hours a day after school
started. In spite of practice, the varsity
emerged at the end of the season with a 6-19
record. Teamwork which had involved
studying the opponent's offense and defense
and trying to play to the opponent's
weaknesses helped but was not quite
Along with the stressed three C's of
volleyball, Paula Balanciere, an all-district
senior at Abilene High, aided the team in the
few victories which they had.
AHS vs Bronte 15-12 10-15 12-15
AHS vs San Angelo 2-15 5-15
AHS vs Lubbock 15- 8 15-12
AHS vs Coronado 2-15 7-15
AHS vs El Paso 2-15 1-15
AHS vs Sweetwater 15-8 15-5
AHS vs Bronte 15-8 1-15 2-15
AHS vs Big Spring 3-15 11-15
AHS vs Odessa Permian 11-15 5-15
AHS vs Odessa 12-15 15-11 2-15
AHS vs San Angelo 1-15 2-15
AHS vs Midland 8-15 9-15
AHS vs Cooper 8-15 5-15
AHS vs Big Spring 3-15 5-15
AHS vs Colorado City 12-15 4-15
AHS vs Cooper 12-15 15- 9 10-15
AHS vs Big Spring 3-15 5-15
AHS vs Odessa Permian 9-15 11-12 15-10
AHS vs Midland 5-15 15-17
AHS vs Odessa 6-15 15- 6 15-17
AHS vs San Angelo 9-15 8-15
AHS vs Midland Lee 2-15 6-15
AHS vs Cooper 12-15 14- 9 10-15
WINS 3, LOSSES 21
IUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
AHS vs Sweetwater 15-11 15-17 17-15
AHS vs Bronte 5-15 2-15
AHS vs Sweetwater 8-15 5-15
AHS vs Colorado City 9-15 15- 8 15-13
AHS vs Big Spring O-15 4-15
AHS vs Permian 2-15 15- 8 2-15
AHS vs Midland 13-15 3-15
AHS vs Odessa 12-15 3-15
AHS vs San Angelo 2-15 0-15
AHS vs Midland Lee 8-15 7-15
AHS vs Cooper 10-15 14-16
AHS vs Big Spring 15-13 3-15 6-15
AHS vs Permian 15-13 11-15
AHS vs Midland 2-15 14-12 4-15
AHS vs Odessa 14-16 15-12 15-12
AHS vs San Angelo 7-15 4-15
AHS vs Midland Lee 15-12 9-15 15- 4
AHS vs Cooper 13-15 15- 7 9-15
WINS 4, LOSSES 14
1. Showing his form, Derrick Caballero an
all-district player, shoots for two.
2. With a touch of class, David Russell scores
another basket for the Eagles.
3. Varsity Basketball team, FRONT ROW:
Mitchell Spivey ftrainerj, Derrick Caballero,
Jeff Hof, Herbert City, Brooks Boynton,
Kenneth Hampton, Reggie Thomas, Glenn
Caldwell Cmanagerj. BACK ROW: Coach
Dub Pierce, Ricky Fields, Paul McGee, Ross
Sparks, David Russell, Mitch Gassaway, Billy
Cummings, Kent Favor, Doc Bradley, Coach
4. Waiting for the ball, Billy Cummings
watches as David Russell and Reggie Cruz, of
Cooper, sky for the opening tip-off.
5. Anticipating a goal, varsity player Jeff
Hof, takes his turn at scoring.
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1. Despite double coverage, by Mike
Anderson and Kal Stewart of Cooper,
Derrick Cabellero, an AHS senior looks on
with extreme concentration.
2. Receiving a pass from over the head of
Kal Stewart is Eagle Paul McGee.
3. While the referees check the basketball,
Ross Sparks takes a breather.
4. During a brief time out, the Eagle team
listen to a few words of encouragement from
Coach James Boynton.
5. Unity and team spirit are the main topics
in the huddle of Warbirds.
6. Intently looking on while Paul McGee
eyes the basket is Brooks Boynton.
MEN'S VARSITY BASKETBALL
Wichita Falls 64 52
Coronado 42 45
Ector 52 72
Temple 58 66
Brownwood 34 76
Hobbs 89 70
Mineral Wells 72 54
Monterey 44 33
Mineral Wells 56 58
Ector 59 56
"fBig Spring 36 46
:l4Permian 42 41
7'CMidland High 55 48
"tOdessa High 50 75
4fSan Angelo Central 55 56
9fMidland Lee 37 64
XCooper 53 Sl
'fBig Spring 55 66
'tOdessa Permian 57 54
fMidIand High 48 42
t"Odessa High 49 55
:"San Angelo Central 54 52
ttMidland Lee 49 58
t'cCooper 57 54
1. Taking in the activities of the Cooper pep
rally, the Abilene High basketball team
anticipates the forthcoming Cooper game.
2. Amidst the mounting enthusiasm, ,the
Eagle team helps to boost each other's spirits
during the impressive opening ceremony.
3. Cautiously moving down court, Paul
McGee looks for an open player.
4. Aiming carefully, Derrick Caballero
attempts to increase the early lead over the
5. In a desperate effort to retain possession
of the ball, David Russell grasps an Eagle
at district conclusion
Though many Eagles had their "eyes on
the ball," we were often overlooked by the
enthusiastic crowds that followed the Eagle
team down the district road. Overworked,
abused and sometimes possessed with
deflated egos, we advanced down the court,
guided by trained hands, into the hoop we
called home. Many nights during the fall, we
suffered long emotional hours of ups and
downs as the Eagles prepared for district.
After much unacknowledged use,we traveled
down court in gymnasiums across the
Though the Hrst half of district was
disappointing, we were carefully instructed
to follow the aim of the AHS players. We
were visited by the Big Spring Steers and
spent more time speeding through the Eagle
hoop than the opponents' bringing to the
Eagles a substantial victory. A trip to Odessa
Permian followed, however, the outcome
was a disappointing 57-59 loss. The Warbird
players continued to practice daily, tossing
us into the basket from various positions on
the court. They then successfully challenged
Odessa High, following an upsetting 6 point
loss to Midland High.
Our masters continued to play exciting
games that were decided only in the last
minutes. We stayed in Abilene for our last
three contests. All our efforts to "swish"
through the Eagle baskets seemed to be
foiled in the last seconds by the Bobcat team
from San Angelo.
Midland Lee visited the Eagle gym, but
the experts trained by Coach "Tater"
Boynton came back to toss us to a 58-49
victory. Our last effort of the year occured
at Taylor County Coliseum against the
Cooper Cougars. Even after an exciting lead
for the first three quarters of the game, the
Cougars stole us away and dumped us
through their baskets twice in the last
seconds of the season to win over the Eagle
As we said goodbye to our faithful
friends of the 1979 basketball team, we
anxiously looked past our spring in the
closet to the upcoming summer workouts
of the 1980 men's basketball team.
shoots for high goals
Under the direction ofa new coach, the
womenis basketball team excelled in an
exciting season that awed Abilene fans,
Coach Pam Raughton led hcr roundballers
into the i978-'79 season with high hopes of
a triumphant season.
Rebounding from a first game loss to
Merkel, the Eagle women went on to win
their next six gamcs against Trent,Coronado,
Spur, Winters, Sweetwater and Big Spring.
Typical of their first half, these victories
displayed the impressive speed and strength
of a team only in their second year of
Implementing an hour to an hour and a
half workouts, the girls prepared for the
season. Working out in l-3-'l Zone supple-
mented with a 2-3 zone, the girls defended
their string of victories.
Surprising the opposition, the extremely
strong team showed the city that Eagles
could not be underestimated as they became
realistic contenders for the district cham-
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1. Varsity W0men's Basketball. FRONT
ROW: Darlene Giles, Jana Lane, Karen
Washington, Sherri Kehl, Lois Brooks,
Estella Garcia. BACK ROW: LuAnn Williams,
Charlotte McGee, Julie Eversdyk, Rose Bald-
win, Debra Grant, Stacia Blahak, Coach Pam
2, Anticipating the outcome of her shot,
Debra Grant watches as the ball speeds
towards its intended target.
3. Getting the upper hand of the tipaofi'
Debra Grant gains control ofthe ball forthe
4, Straining for more lift Rose Baldwin
stretches to meet the oncoming ball.
5. Attempting to gain two points, Rose
Baldwin eludes Cooper players Rebecca and
6. Taking a seat in the stands, manager
Tonya Freeman sits back as she cheers her
team on to victory.
7. Last minute instructions are given by
Coach Pam Raughton as the Eagle women
prepare to compete against the Midland
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Moving forth into second half play the
Eagle women played with confidence that
Spectators were awed by the progress
put forth by the roundballers. Never before
in the history of women's basketball had
there been a more successful season than in
the 1978-'79 school year.
The second half of seasonal play began
with a win over the Big Spring Steers with a
score of 44 to 31. With many victories to
the team's credit, they further advanced
into the playoffs with a decisive blow against
High point scorers for the season were
Debra Grant, Rose Baldwin and Karen
Washington. Selected for first team district
was Rose Baldwing making second team
district were Debra Grant and Karen
lmpressed with her newly acquired team
was first year Coach Pam Raughton. Coach
Raughton stated that even though she wasn't
at AHS in previous years, she felt that the
team was probably the best since women's
basketball began at Abilene High.
Women 's Varsity Bas ketball
Big Spring 44-31
Midland High 30-28
Odessa High 41-42
San Angelo 56-45
Midland Lee 47-33
Big Spring 40-35
Midland High 34-36
Odessa High 43-44
Midland Lee 40-57
Midland High 30-40
19 Wins, 10 Losses
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1. Eyeing the goal Julie Eversdyke out-
maneuvers the Midland High Bulldogs to
score two more points for the Eagle team.
2. Adding their own Words of encourage-
ment, several varsity team members yell
anxiously from the Eagle bench.
3. Straining for possession of the jump ball,
Rose Baldwin uses her reserve strength to
out jump her opponent,
4. Ecstatic over their victory against Cooper,
Eagle players Lee Ann Williams, Debra Grant
and Charlotte McGee follow a frustrated
Cooper player off the court.
5. Inbounding the ball, Debra Grant eyes the
court for an opening.
6. Caught in the excitement of the game,
Coach Pam Raughton calmly gives some
game winning advice to the Eagles.
7, Waiting for the free throw to be shot,
Julie Eversdyke scans the air anticipating the
Effort: Key to JV's success on the court
In spite ofthe 11-15 record, the junior
varsity men's basketball team put forth a
tremendous effort during the 1978-'79
season. According to Coach Dub Pierce, the
record was deceiving, and the team gave
quite an accountable job. Although the
team was predominately sophomores, Pierce
said that he was pleased with their
The training program that Coach Pierce
instigated was typical of the other schools in
the district. Workouts usually lasted from
one to two hours each day and covered
several important facets. These included
MEN'S JV BASKETBALL
Wichita Falls 66 55
Coronado 46 37
Ector 55 42
Temple 68 44
Brownwood 48 57
Roscoe 44 61
Hobbs 91 72
Roby 33 59
Mineral Wells 62 72
Monterey 32 44
Mineral Wells 45 62
Big Spring 65 55
Permian 41 44
Odessa 40 64
Ector 71 58
San Angelo 69 44
Midland 78 63
Lee 60 59
Cooper 34 29
Big Spring 56 64
Permian 56 51
Midland 75 62
Odessa 54 20
San Angelo 63 54
Lee 60 77
Cooper 47 46
dribbling and passing drills, shooting drills,
calisthenics and running drills. All of these
aided the team in doing as well as they did.
As for the 1980 season, Coach Pierce
said that he was very enthusiastic. "The
junior varsity team was predominately
sophomores. They had excellent potential
to become good Eagle varsity players. They
will continue to improve and become a
credit to the AHS basketball program. lf the
team meets these expected actions, Abilene's
junior varsity basketball team should do very
well next year also."
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1. Eyeing the ball, Stefan Daniels receives a
pass from another teammate during practice,
2. Going up for a layup, Adam Burch hopes
to improve his basketball abilities.
3, JV Women. FIRST ROW: Leticia Pinon,
Benita Burnett, Ester Cortinez, Darcy
Newlun, Mary Hopkins, SECOND ROW:
Coach Trudy Davis, Sharon Jones, Yvette
Rodriques, Linda Walker, Sonya Jackson,
Shirley Walker, Patricia Moss, Charlene
Newman, Coach Pam Roughton.
4.JV Men: FIRST ROW: Bobby Stokes,
JV girls to success
Although the Abilene High Women's IV
basketball team ended the 1979 season with
a l4-9 record, Coach Pam Roughton said,
"the team put forth tremendous effort."
The team's workouts apparently helped
them. Coach Roughton put them through
severe types of training such as calisthentics,
distant running, fundamental drills and
weight training. These laborious practices
usually lasted one to two hours per day and
greatly influenced the team's performance.
According to Coach Roughton, the team
had several strengths. Their quickness and
aggressiveness on offense fortified their zone
defenses. However, the team was not with-
out their weaknesses, Passing and receiving
were the areas which their coach hoped to
Expectations for a more successful i980
season were high. With all of their starters
coming back, along with some new girls
coming up, the team felt they would have
the experience to make an impressive
WOMEN'S lV BASKETBALL
San Angelo 49 13
Big Spring 22 40
Midland High 26 29
Odessa High l8 37
San Angelo 33 13
Midland Lee 40 25
Cooper 42 3O
Permian 34 32
Big Spring 39 38
Permian 43 54
Midland High 45 25
Odessa High 33 39
Lee 42 25
Cooper 43 33
Wins- 5, Losses-9
Mark Hudson, John Barrera, Wally McNeil,
Robert Haynes, David Jenkins. SECOND
ROW: Adam Burch, Mike Hargesheimer,
Loyal Proffitt, Trey Wright, Ty Sasin, Jon
Love. THIRD ROW: Donnell Allen, Andre
Christian, Brian Oden, Stefan Daniels.
5. Preparing for a shot, Mary Hopkins
sharpens her shooting skills.
6. With deep concentration, Shirley Walker
prepares for a free shot during practice.
1, AHS Swimming team: Tim Cordray, John
Thompson, Rob Rankin, Michael Walder-
man, John Turk, Maggie Howell and Lisa
Clevenger, Not pictured: Paul Huelett, Adam
Andrews and John Wall.
2, Stretching Rob Rankins arms, John
Thompson added depth to the swim team.
3. One of the newest members oi' the AHS
swim team, Maggie Howell, shows some of
her stretching exercises.
11. Helping John Turk, a fellow swimmer,
during warm up is all a part ol' swimmer Tim
5. Showing the correct form, John Turk
exhibits the backstroke.
6. With a diving start, regional qualifier Rob
Rankin leaves the blocks.
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splashes with class
Under the guidance of Coach Beverly
Ball, the T978-'79 AHS swim team developed
the skills necessary to become regional win-
ners. The so called "fish" of Abilene High
School used strenuous twoea-day workouts
to obtain their goals.
During the two-a-day workouts, the
swimmers were able to swim anywhere from
5000 to 8000 yards. Besides just swimming,
the AHS swim team ran and worked in their
A good mental attitude and a will to be
the best, motivated the swimmers. These few
athletes were among those who had to
totally dedicate themselves to their sport
and area of specialty.
After slowly decreasing in the numbers
from the T978 season, the AHS swimming
team owed much to those who supported
them throughout the T979 season. Especially
supportive of the team were the cheerleaders,
and their sponsor. These people showed
their loyalty by attending swim meets both
in town and out of town. The cheerleaders
also gave the team parties to wish them good
luck and continually made spirit banners to
boost the AHS swim team 's spirit.
Also supporting the team, swimming
coach Miss Beverly Ball gave important
instruction and advice in aiding the team to
1. During a compulsory routine on bars,
Barbara Abels begins a front hip circle.
2. In an exciting display of talent on the
beam, Jeanette Fuller leaves the beam while
performing a back handspring.
3. Practicing a hip on the bars, Melodi
Dalrymple prepares for state competition.
4. All-around competitor Mark Oates
demonstrates the technique involved in a full
twisting flip dismount from the rings.
5.Men's Gymnastics Team. Mark Oates,
Keith Hardwicke, Mark Caffey, Terry Houli-
han, Marty Farmer, Gerry Fields, Nelson
Coates, Michael Balanciere.
6. Women's Gymnastics Team. Coach Sam
Seidel, Melodi Dalrymple, Jan Simmons,
Donna Schreiber, Trena Hollums, Kathi
Otto. Debbie Borcik, Barbara Abels,
Kathleen Cosby, Kila Smith, Jeanette Fuller.
7, As one of three seniors on the team,
Trena Hollums gets off to a leaping start.
8. Pressing a handstand is just one of the
impressive tricks Keith Hardwicke performs.
9. While competing on floor, Donna
Schreiber displays the style that makes
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tally to great finale
An outstanding third year of gymnastics
at Abilene High began with a problem
common among many high school sports.
After two successful years of competition,
over half of the varsity team members
graduated, leaving a reputation of excellent
gymnastics. Fortunately several sophomores
such as Mark Oates and Jeanette Fuller
stepped in to fill the vacancies.
Under the direction of Coach Sam
Seidel, the gymnasts began daily workouts
during the summer in preparation for an
exciting year of competition. Each gymnast
strove to learn difficult tricks in an effort to
create flawless and original routines. After
optional routines were mastered, there were
compulsory routines, sets of tricks required
by the state, for each gymnast to learn on
each piece of apparatus. Women gymnasts
prepared for competition on the balance
beam, the uneven bars, vaulting and in floor
exercise. The high bar, parallel bars, rings,
vault, floor and pommel horse were utilized
by the male gymnasts. ln each meet,
designated all-around gymnasts, Mark Oates,
Keith Hardwiche, leanette Fuller and Melodi
Dalrymple competed on every piece of
The season began with a pre-district
meet against Sahol of Dallas. Both the mens
and womens teams were victorious. District
competition began the following week
against Odessa Permian. Again both teams
came away with wins. The top ten teams in
the state were invited to the LD Bell Invita-
tional in Dallas. During the competition,
Abilene High's teams placed in the top five.
After slaughtering Midland High School, the
Eagle gymnasts met Odessa High in AHS
gym. The women lost by only 4 points to
the Broncos, last year's state champions. A
victory was awarded to the men as they
easily outscored Odessa. After a narrow
defeat by San Angelo Central, the men and
women continued to meet their frenzied
competition schedule with a dual meet
against Midland Lee. Both teams were
The Cooper Cougars remained the last
hurdle for the Eagles before advancing to the
district meet. A heartbreaking outcome
revealed a defeated Eagle team, but the real
test of strength, endurance and gymnastic
ability remained in district, regional and
finally, state competition.
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After school workout
bedlam still beneficial
"Block up! Block up!" "Girls move to
beam!" "Yes ma'aml" 'Al want to see rou-
tines." l'The bars weren't set, Coach." "I
need a spot on high bar." "Hey, Nelson,
If the opportunity to watch the gymnas-
tics team was taken, these sounds would be
quite familiar. Each afternoon after coaching
classes all day, Coach Sam Seidel directed
the varsity gymnastics in preparation for
their competition in spring. The team spent
fourth period vaulting and perfecting floor
routines and then returned after school to
design intriguing maneuvers on each piece
ln order to be eligible for competition,
the Eagle gymnasts learned a required
sequence of tricks for the compulsory
routines. The men's and women's teams
rotated from event to eventduringworkouts,
spending an intense thirty minutes at each
station. Usually an observer would notice
chalk and tape flying in the midst of the
flurry of activity in the confined quarters of
the Abilene High gymnastics gym, Coach
Seidel moved from station to station,spotting
new tricks, iudging and critiquing old roua
tines and giving pointers where needed.
Exerting tremendous effort in workouts
and competition, the Eagle gymnastics team
advanced toward the state meet and achieved
remarkable scores in both dual meets,
district and regional competition.
Men 89.1 119.20
Women Forfeit 91,00
Men 92.0 114.90
Women 88.7 93.90
Men 6th of 10
Women 5th of 10
Men 69.10 157.55
Women 93.00 95.65
Men 96.85 114.80
Women 89.30 86.20
San Angelo Central
Men 153.80 148.50
Women 105.00 101.90
Men 63.85 155.25
Women 86.25 93.45
Men 164.15 150.45
Women 100.2 99.60
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1. Carefully balancing on the beam, all-
around gymnast Jeanette Fuller shows off
with a one arm handstand.
2. A handstand on bars, not often seen in
high school routines, is excuted flawlessly
by Trena Hollums.
3. As a sophomore all-arounder, Mark Oates
shows his advanced ability on the parallel
4, Pommel horse specialist Nelson Coates
begins a "travel downw while working on his
5. During Workouts, Kila Smith demonstrates
the use of proper form in her beam routine,
6. Practicing the compulsory stoop vault,
Michael Balanciere concentrates on the
proper vaulting technique.
7. Performing one of his many tasks, Coach
Seidel spots Jeanette Fuller on a full twisting
back flip on the floor.
8. Sophomore gymnast Kathleen Cosby dis-
plays graceful arm positions during beam
Miss Brister lst
Mr. Tittle 2nd
Mr. Lana 3rd
Mr. Esman lst
Mr. Smith 2nd
Mr. Abernathy 3rd
lVlr. Abernathy lst
Faculty Fossils 2nd
lVlr. Esman 4th
1. Running from Allan Donnell, a defender
is Mark Hudson an AHS sophomore.
2. As Greg Hodges looks on, Ken Jones
shoots the basketball anticipating its contact
with the inside of the net,
3. Scrambling for the ball are members of
Mr. Abernathyls and Mrs. Hunter's girls
intramural basketball teams.
4. While David Pritty of ROTC's team
scuttles to home plate, Jerry Sardor of Mr.
Berry's and Mr. Esmarfs team prepares to
catch the softball.
5. Looking on as Steve Fenner catches the
ball, Mr. Abernathy critiques his team.
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Faculty fouled out by student intramurals
Students from all over the AHS campus
and from almost every class offered by
Abilene High were members of various
intramural teams for the 1978-'79 school
One of the sports from which the AHS
students benefited was football. Ten teams
participated in the extra curricular activity.
Of course only one team won the champion-
ship and received the title of victor. The
intramural football victors were from Miss
lozell Brister's homeroom class which beat
Mr. Bill Tittle's first period drafting class
with a score of 42 to 18. Mr. Lee
Abernathy's and Mrs. Louise Self's team
forfeited to the team comprised of students
from Mr. Phillip Lana's, Mr. john
Townsend's and from Mr. Steve Perkins'
homeroom, thus giving the team a third
Following the football season was bas-
ketball. ln this sport, ten teams represented
the guys' and three teams represented the
girls' of Abilene High.
champions of guys' basketball. Mr.
Abernathy's class received third place for
beating ROTC's team with a score of 35 to
Mrs. Linda Hoefer's team which was
made up of AHS cheerleaders were
victorious over Mr. Abernathy's girls' team.
The final score in the championship meet
was 22 to 18. Mrs. Rhonda Hunter's team
also met up with Mrs. Hoefer's team againg
however the cheerleaders were victorious
with a score of 16 to 15. The close score in
this game caused the team from Mrs.
Hunter's class to receive a second place
To finish the intramural year various
classes come together to challenge each
other in slow-pitch softball. Participating in
the fast moving sport were four teams.
Taking first place was Mr. Abernathy's classg
the Faculty Fossils placed secondg receiving
a third place rating was ROTC and catching
fourth place was a combination of Mr.
Esman's and Mr. Berry's homeroom's.
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victorious over Mr. Travis Smith's team with
a score of 75 to 35, thus they received
fifteen intramural points for becoming the
Mr. George Forkerway, an Eagle health
teacher and coach, was also in charge of all
the intramural events of the Eagle campus.
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1. Looking ahead while smashing the
defenseless ball is Eagle senior Rose Gon-
2. Executing his backhand during practice is
Eagle sophomore Alan Smith.
3. Gracefully strutting onto the court while
preparing to serve the ball to his opponent is
4. Preparing himself for an upcoming match,
Bill Parker practices volleys against the wall.
5. Retriving a Rondo, Reggie James takes a
break from a heated tennis match.
6. AHS Varsity Tennis Team. FRONT ROW:
Pam Davidson, Jackie Flores, Stomi
Janeway, Pat Gonzales. SECOND ROW: Joe
Reyes, Thad Decker, Coach Jerry Ticer,
Reggie James, Shawn Howe, Sondra
Albright. THIRD ROW: Alan Smith, Todd
Honeycutt, Jay Fry, Chris Bergman, Kenny
Smith, and Rose Gonzalez. BACK ROW: Bill
Parker, Randel Bradshaw, Kevin Almaguer,
Johnny Barrera, James Pouge.
7. Eagle sophomore Alan Smith eyes the ball
while preparing to place it back over the net.
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but loaded with spirit
With a few of the T977-'78 starters and
lettermen returning, such as Reggie james,
Allan Smith, Thad Decker and Pam
Davidson, the Abilene High School tennis
team had a season in which the matches won
balanced out the number of matches lost.
Led by Nlr. jerry Ticer for the previous
two years, the team worked out seventh
period every school day from 2:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. Starting workouts with condi-
tioning drills and then leading into cross
court drills, they finished workouts with
matches against each other.
The team was young and inexperienced
but showed great team support. The morale
of the AHS tennis team was as high as
possible for the 1978-'79 season.
Getting publicity and experience for the
upcoming freshmen, the team invited the
future players to workout after season with
the members already playing on the tennis
The AHS tennis team looked forward to
having some district qualifiers since no one
qualified for district during the i978 season.
The 1979 tennis team deserved a special
"job well done" for the victories they
brought AHS in tennis.
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1. Last minute instructions are given to Jake
Lomas by Coach Lefty Cleveland.
2. Golf team. FIRST ROW: John Breckeen,
Jake Lomas, Buck Whitehead, Glen Ritter,
Rusty Bridges. SECOND ROW: Bobby
Villareal, Phil Watson, Victor Villareal, Don
Henry, Coach Lefty Cleveland, Chris
3. Follow through is an important part of a
good swing, as exemplified by Rusty
4. Skill and a little luck aid Don Henry in
hitting a long putt.
5. Positioning his shot, Phil Watson lines up
with the green.
6. Frustration shows on the face of Victor
Villareal after he misses a shot.
San Angelo 9 of 18
Sweetwater 2 of 21
Odessa 11 of 18
Del Rio 8 of14
San Angelo? 4 of 8
Abilene? 6 of 8
Big Springt 8 of 8
Midland? 8 of 8
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Ending its 1979 season with a sixth
place finish at the district match in Odessa,
Coach Lefty Cleveland's golf team averaged
seventh place in all their tournaments,
including invitationals and district tourna-
ments. Their highest rating was at the Sweet-
water lnvitationals where they placed second
out of twenty-one teams.
The team worked out for about two to
three hours every day, when the weather
permitted, at the Abilene Municipal Golf
Course. During workouts, Coach Cleveland
and the men worked on all the fundamentals
of the game. They increased their skills in
putting, driving, fairway shooting, and even
choosing the right clubs. All these exercises
apparently aided the team on getting along
as far as they did.
One standout among the golfers was
senior Victor Villareal, who ended the
season as second medalist in district and
advanced to regional competition. The 1980
season was hoped to be as good or even
1, Warming up his arm before a home game
is Ricky Stokes.
2. Running between second and third bases
and eyeing homeplate is AHS senior Mitch
3. A few moments before the pitch Ross
Sparks loosens himself up by going through
the motions involved in batting.
4. Perfect poise is shown by an AHS sopho-
more Mike Harrel while looking intently at
the oncoming pitch.
5. Sliding into third base just before being
pronounced safe by the line judge is junior
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from hard schedule
Several excellent teams faced the Eagles
in 5-AAAA pre-season baseball play. These
teams, largely from central and western
Texas, added to the team's all around
quality by providing challenging compe-
Practice officially began on the first day
of February. Getting in shape, developing
strategy and teamwork were all a part of
this. Coach Tommy Blair, head baseball
coach for the fifth year, said that one of the
greatest problems encountered in pre-season
resulted from having a young team. Playing
a tough schedule was one of the tactics used
to help the team's experience.
Even with the home field advantage,
the Eagles lost their first two games to W. T.
White of Dallas and Lubbock Coronado with
scores of I2-i and 9-l respectively. On the
following Friday, the Warbirds pulled a win
out of the hat with a score of 8-7 over the
Kimball Knights of Dallas.
During the four games following, the
Eagles were defeated but with much closer
margins than were evident in the first two
scrimmages. Towards the end of pre-season,
the Eagles began to soar upward. This was
evident in the Eagles' final game of pre-
season where they defeated the highly suc-
cessful junior varsity team of Ranger junior
College by a score of ll-9 at Blackburn
Field. Coach Blair said that the Eagles would
have a better season than was predicted by
their 2 and 6 pre-season record since they
had learned some valuable lessons during
their rough schedule against some excellent
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1. Flashing a smile of satisfaction, Pete
Acosta walks away from home plate after
scoring a run for the Eagles.
2. Batting star, Mike Blackwell runs home
carefree and easy after hitting a homerun.
3. Running to home, Mike Blackwell scores
yet another run for the Eagles.
3. Running to home, Mike Blackwell scores
yet another run for the Eagles.
4. Varsity baseball coach, Tommy Blair
takes time out to indulge in his favorite
5. Barely making it, Mike Blackwell slides to
base against the Rebels.
6. Varsity Baseball FRONT ROW: Mike
Blackwell, Mitch Gassaway, Pete Acosta,
Gary Drew. SECOND ROW: Fred Johnson,
Henry Loza, James De LaCruz, Bobby Oles.
BACK ROW: Mac Rogers, Mike Harrell,
Ricky Stokes, Ed Loche, Brian Stout, Mike
Ogden, Seth Smith, Pat Stokes, Roymond
Romero, Derric Caballero.
7.Cooper catcher, Bobby Mize seems to
disagree with the safe call as Mike Ogden
slides into home plate.
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couragement, the Abilene High varsity
baseball team finished up a spectacular first
half of district play. Feelings of excitement
and anticipation were never lacking on the
Eagle bench at the beginning of every game.
They exhibited exemplary sportsmanship
both on and off the field in their quest to
capture the district title. The team,
originally ranked seventh at the beginning of
the season, surprised the critics and
would-be prognosticators by ending the irst
half occupying a well earned second place.
The first district game played against
Big Spring was a breeze for the Eagles as was
the following game against Permian. The
Eagles got their first workout and real
competition against Midland High. The team
displayed strength and agility which had
aided them earlier in the season. The
Bulldogs narrowly edged by the Eagles.
However, this slump could not keep the
warbirds down. They went on to victory
against San Angelo, Odessa High and
Midland Lee. The Cooper Cougars broke the
Eagle's three game winning streak by a slight
margin. The tense game with Cooper ended
with the Eagles ranked second in the first
half of district competition.
1. Manning the collection point for Wichita
Falls relief fund, KRBC disc jockeys Jim
Hayes, Jay Franks, and Scott Hensley help
out the Eagle baseball team.
2.Anxiously eyeing his solid drive, Mike
Blackwell begins his sprint to first base.
3. Diving toward base, Raymond Romero
makes an all out effort to steal third.
4. Relief is written on the face of Coach
Tommy Blair after winning an exciting game
over San Angelo.
5. Workouts during season keep first
baseman Michael Ogden occupied on the
6. Making a solid connection, Mike Ogden
follows through his swing during the tense
Midland Lee game.
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of district excitement
In an undeniably exciting second half,
the Eagles burst forth with a devastating
blow to Big Spring capturing a 12-7 win. The
Warbirds continued on to meet Odessa
Permain in Odessa only to succumb in the
t1nal minutes of the game. Midland High and
Odessa High both managed to play on
Abilene High's disadvantage of the previous
loss and downed the Eagles in two heart-
breaking games, 3-1 and 2-1 respectively.
Fortunately, the team pulled together in
an effort led by Mike Blackwell, club-leading
batter with a ,433 batting average. San
Angelo Central fell to the battering blows of
the Eagles in an exciting round of innings in
which the Warbirds gained a 10-2 victory.
The Warbirds continued to burn up the
diamond in the exciting Midland Lee game
that followed. With the season coming to a
close, the young team, largely composed of
underclassmen, faced Cooper in Cougar
territory. Unable to pull more than one run
away from the Cougars, the mighty Warbirds
came in for a landing behind the Cougar's
three runs. Faced with an exciting and
promising future, the Eagle team looked
forward to the 1979-'80 season with a touch
of victory on their talons.
Big Spring 1 5
Odessa Permain 10 22
Midland High 5 3
Odessa High 4 5
San Angelo Central 0 8
Midland Lee 1 6
Cooper 9 8
Big Spring 7 12
Odessa Permain 5 4
Midland High 3 1
Odessa High 8 1
San Angelo Central 2 10
Midland Lee 3 5
Cooper 3 1
Wins 8, Losses 6
Agility and strength
aid men's track team
ln the first four meets of the 1979
season, Abilene's varsity men's track team
did an outstanding job. The team placed
second in the Big Country Relays, fourth in
the Lubbock lnvitational Tournament, fifth
in the Temple invitational and irst in the
There were several standouts. For
example, senior Monte Hamilton set a new
pole vault record in Temple with a vault of
14 feet-6 inches. Also in Temple, senior
Richard Flores put the shot 54 feet-6 inches.
ln Brownwood, Flores came in first in discus
with a toss of 151 feet-7M inches. ln the
high jump, junior David Russell and sopho-
more loe Brown each cleared Sfeet-8 inches.
Senior Buck Land turned in a 15.4 second
high hurdle run, while sophomore Todd
james was clocked at 17,4 seconds.The mile
relay team turned in a spectacular 3:29.15
Coach Lyndon Gathwright said that he
was pleased with the team's showings, but
that the ratings did not really show the
team's true output. The invitational repre-
sented merely a warm-up for district.
Under Gathwright's supervision, the
track team went through several types of
workouts. Along with their strenuous off-
season training, the team also had several
hours of training duringthe season,including
cross-country runs, endurance drills, weight
training and calisthenics.
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Led by lVlr. Lyndon Gathright, in his
second year as an Eagle coach, the 1979
men 's track team from AHS pushed through
the 5-AAAA district meet, in Big Spring, to
surface with an astonishing second place
after everything was said and done.
One week prior to the Big Spring meet,
the Warbirds met in San Angelo in order to
show their ever improving talents and skills.
After much endeavor and sweat from the
Eagles team, fifth place was awarded them
by the judges in the Concho City.
At the Viking relays in Bryan two weeks
later, the Abilene High team members were
humbled with an eleventh place finish. Only
Monty Hamilton, an AHS senior and pole
vaulter, set a meet record of 14 feet-9M
inches. ln the nerve-tingling contest at Big
Spring, he set the district record of 15 feet-4
Later in April, the Abilene High team
went to Regional competition in Lubbock
where the Eagles place third all around.
While the other teammates went
through their various other events, Hamilton
was working in the pole vaulting contest. His
efforts proved worthy since he beat all of his
opponents. This win gave him a chance to
compete in State competition which was
held in Austin, proving Abilene High a
strong contender among 5-AAAA schools.
Big Country Relays 2nd
Lubbock Invitational 4th
Possum Kingdom Relays 2nd
Bluebonnet Relays lst
Wildcat Relays 5th
San Angelo Relays Sth
District 5-AAAA 2nd
Viking Relays llth
Region TAAAAA 3rd
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1. Positioning himself in the shot-put ring in
order to hurl the steel ball is Reggie Fields,
an Eagle Senior.
2. Intently eyeing the bar while high
jumping is Greg Landry.
3, AHS track team. FRONT ROW: Mark
Smith, Michael Payne, Joe Rocha, Clarence
Moore, Tony Munoz, Bruce Payne, Joe
Price. SECOND ROW: Todd James, Doug
Fields, Tommy Withers, Greg Carter, Greg
Landry, Greg Solomon, Eddy Guillien, Jeff
Hagemann, Noe Garcia. THIRD ROW: Joe
Brown, Steven Stahl, Steve Ford, Reggie
Fields, Danny Conners, Monte Hamilton,
Herbert City, Vince Ford, K. D. Morgan,
Kinny Joyner, Lon Jones. BACK ROW:
Reggie Hunter, Loyal Proffitt, Buck Land,
Wesley Gorman, David Russell, Richard
4. With precision control of mind and body,
Greg Solomon stares straight ahead while
running the 440 yard dash.
5.Preparing to cross the bar while pole
vaulting is Monte Hamilton who competed
in state competition in Austin.
6. A few days prior to a meet Buck Land
continues building and training himself for
one of his events, the hurdle competition.
Track makes stars
for upcoming years
The rebuilding year of T978 began with
grueling workouts, early curfews and strict
training programs. This combined with pep-
talks and prayers started the Eagle women
on the road that all young teams take.
Working almost three hours after school
every day, the Eagle team worked out in the
freezing drizzle which plagued most of their
track meets. The team also gave up their
Saturdays to prepare for the stiff competi-
tion which faced them.
Early curfews were assigned on Friday
nights for the track team. These curfews
were given to make sure the team had
enough sleep to enable them to play well at
the track meets the following day.
Strict training programs were appointed
to each member of the team. Some programs
consisted of running, jumping hurdles and
working with the shot-put each day.
The efforts of the T978 team did not go
unnoticed. The women placed fifth over all
at district, giving them strong momentum
for the years to come.
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1. Concentrating on her throw, Stacia
Blahak hurles the shot-put.
2, Finishing the daily tasks of a manager,
Rachel Garza records the times of the
inc om ing sprinters.
3. Straining to perfect her form, Sherry
Teeters competes in the Amarillo relays.
4. Clearing the bar, Susan Ogle advances to
the finals in the high jump.
5, WOMEN'S TRACK. FRONT ROW: Kaye
Land, Cecile Scott, Amber Yacono, Gail
Searguria, Cynthia Oliver, Kim Pierce,
Christie Higgins, Rachel Garza, manager, Jeri
Francis, manager. SECOND ROW: Gal
Foreman, Stacia Blahak, Sherry Teeters,
Casandra Jones, Debra Simmons, Karen
Pekowski, Jaqui Jones, Sharon Jones,
Charlene Newman, Angie McCann, manager.
BACK ROW: Janet Hindman, Twanna Neal,
Cindy Ross, Jackie Francis, Susan Ogle, Kay
Korner, Debra Harris, Sharon Walker, Moxie
6. Competing in the 880 relay, Jackie
Francis passes the baton to Twanna Neal.
7. Limbering up for the events ahead, Kim
Pierce prepares for the mile run.
8. Breaking the tape, Karen Pekowski comes
in first during the 880 run.
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Weightlifters' team whops it with weights
Abilene High might not have had an
Alexia to contribute his illustrious talent and
prominent stomach, but they were not with-
out their own strongmen, some of whom
could lift almost half as much as Alexia
could. The strongest man in the world might
have been able to lift 600 lbs., but the
Abilene High weight-lifting team could lift
They reached this astronomical figure
while pounding it out with Cooper in the
first ever weight-lifting competition between
the two respective high schools. Abilene
High won the competition by an unprece-
dented 645 lb. margin surpassing Cooper
which bogged down under the strain but
made a decent showing with l8,l55 lbs.
total. Loyal Eagles who had known all along
where the brawn in Abilene really was, were
not at all surprised at the outcome. They
would not have achieved so much had they
not put in several weeks ofhard work.
Three weight categories were open for
the thirty male AHS students to enter.
Depending upon their physical disposition,
they lifted in either the light, middle or
heavy-weight categories. Three basic lifts
were used in all three categories. They were
the bench press, military press and the leg
press. Abilene High did not fare too well in
the lightweight category butwon the military
press. They also won the middleweight cate-
gory by winning the military and leg press in
that area. They then went on to win all of
the lifts in the heavyweight category. With
the weight lifted in each category combined,
Abilene High emerged as the overall winner
of the competition with Cooper winning
only one weight category.
Coach Forkerway, instructor of the
weight training class, said that the students
had worked for two trimesters in prepara-
tion forthe competition. Lifting three days
a week, they began the year by building
their endurance lifting light weights for
about three wee ks. They soon progressed to
heavier weights and began to add the pounds
and inches to their bodies.
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1. Shouldering his weight, James Hankins
overcomes gravitational pull.
2. Straining against the forces of gravity,
Jesse Portillo presses the strenuous weigh ts.
3. Modern Weigh-training equipment enables
many aspiring young students to develop
4. Brian Rich, an AHS junior, pulls up the
seventy pounds of Weights while building his
5. Concentration on his face, Leo Vasquez
hardens his abdominal muscles.
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Abilene High School during the i978-
'79 school year stood divided into many
aspects that broadened a students interests.
Yet the basic function for AHS, as for any
school, was to teach the knowledge neces-
sary for students to take a responsible spot
The scope of knowledge increased as
students and teachers worked together to
grasp the basic skills needed for future
Yet, after the basic skills were recog-
nized, accepted and attempted, course
offerings expanded to include creative
classes wherever scheduling permitted them.
Elective classes broke the monotony of
routine school, and gave students a chance
to ponder the possibilities of life after high
school or contemplate the lofty aspects of
many elective courses.
As students became more involved in
life after high school, those that chose not
to attend college were given the variety of
vocational classes which were capable of
providing insight or teaching skills necessary
for desired professions.
Even though the school routine was
broken by various holidays, clubs, parties
and friends, the year i979 was one in which
students were urged back to the basics and
into a circle of electives and vocational
courses designed at helping students make
decisions for the future.
1. Established under the distinction of being
the Learning Resource Center, the library
intensifies the back to basic trend of 1979.
2. Depth of character portrayal is explored
at Abilene High as Leland Harden and Scott
Orr prepare to make a presentation to the
honors English class.
3. The fundamental spirit at Abilene High is
captured at the Abilene Zoo with Champ,
the school mascot.
4. Disconcerting looks for zerio period
classes is expressed by those of the Drivers
Education program at AHS.
5, The democratic process is considered
complicated and often detailed by most, yet
some like Angie Northrup finds a part of Ms.
Nell Macon amusing.
6. Combining academics with extracurricular
activities, David Ross stands at awe while
photographically covering the Homecoming
game for the Flashlight.
1. Checking over her composition with Mrs.
Karen Stover, Melissa partakes in the neces-
sities of E10,
2. Bringing The Dairy of Anne Frank to life
for their English class, Leland Harden and
Scott Orr brighten up the drama section
being taught in the juniors honors English
3. During the newly developed reading
period, even Mr, Gayle Lomax stops his
Work to enjoy a book.
4. UIL spelling participants: FRONT ROW:
Linda Abels, Julie Salmon, Lucy Magness,
Beth Hendrix. BACK ROW: Lee Magness,
Kenneth Hogg, Stuart Johnson, Brian Cargile.
5. Comparing notes in E1B are Johnny
Valdez, Danny Kiser and Robby Adkins.
6. Cheering Wes Gorman up in the play
Prisoner of Second Avenue are Benny
Shelley, Teresa Barnhart and Gina Herndon.
7. Tools of English not only include the
traditional books, paper and pens, but also
snacks and beauty supplies,
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"Change" and "back to the basics"
became the themes of the English depart-
ment at Abilene High. A sigh of relief could
be heard from both English teachers and stu-
dents with the news of retiring the ETB
grammar packets for sophomores. The two
year project with individualized grammar
packets was packed away, hopefully to never
emerge again. Another change in sophomore
English came with the face lifting of the
course ElO. E10 became a split course with
six weeks devoted to composition and six
weeks to reading laboratory.
As usual, teachers tried to liven up class
with special assignments or class projects.
Guest speakers came even if it was from the
counselor's office, and students had a chance
to perform before their peers in dramas.
Besides the E10 course compounding
composition and reading for sophomores,
juniors also were required to take a class in
composition and research. The elective
English courses were mainly for seniors since
many had already completed their gradua-
tion requirements in the English field. Their
choices included "Honors British Literature,"
Ullesearch Methods," "Advanced Grammar
and Composition" and several others.
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For many years students struggled
through what seemed like an endless stream
of numbers known as math homework.
Almost every student had at one time or
another heard his parents say "I don't under-
stand all of that new math," or "They never
taught that when l was in school."
So students and parents labored through
hours of confusion and frustration trying to
comprehend the mysteries of new math.
However, Nlr. james Lambdin, math teacher
at Abilene High for T2 years, did not agree
with the problems of "new math." According
to him "The only thing new about math is
that we teach why 2+224, not because your
math teacher says it does." With this new
insight into the world of numbers, students
better understood the confusing world of
Other new arrivals to the math depart-
ment were computers for Mrs. Donna
Harlow's F. O. Nl. classes. The computers
were programmed by individual students for
basic mathematical skills. lVlrs. Harlow felt
that the computers gave students an oppor-
tunity for more individualized attention and
created new interests in math for F. O. Nl.
Geometry students taught by lVlrs.
Dorothy Presswood spent time outside of
class working on projects. As time went on,
the students artwork took shape. Soon, Mrs.
Presswood's classroom was overrun with
models, puzzles, games, paper folding
projects, and string art, giving a new look to
the math department.
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1. Leaning on his desk for moral support,
Mr. James Lambdin explains the mysteries
2. Finding a good place to do homework
during lunch is not easy, but Diana Macon
gets desperate when it comes to algebra.
3. With the help of a computer, Robin Wise
is able to better understand math.
4. Concentrating on his Work during class,
Melvin Walker puts one of the new math
computers to good use.
5. Taking a break during algebra class, Shelia
Cummings turns around to compare notes
with her classmate.
6. Displaying string art projects during
geometry class are David Black, Rebecca
Lawrence, Leesa McKee and Damon Sypert.
7. Showing off her geometry project, Grace
Henry displays the result of hours of careful
8. Math team. FRONT ROW: Ann Ferguson,
Kevin Hogg, Greg Carter. SECOND ROW:
Kenneth Hogg, Jimmy Pogue. BACK ROW:
Nelson Coater, Joe Price, Mrs. Barbara
Variety adds life to
P. E., health classes
Bowling balls, skates, bikes, weights,
basketballs, tennis balls and rackets,whistles,
fishing poles, floor mats and badminton
rackets. What did all of these have in
common? They were all part of the physical
education program offered for students
during the i978-'79 school year at AHS.
P. E. teachers and coaches tried to make
P. E. and health more exciting for students
who dreaded having to take those two
required classes. For students who wanted to
slim down, several options were offered. For
girls, Bold Gold, figure control and gymnas-
tics could be scheduled, Guys, with the
exception of a few girls, were challenged by
Another class designed to help win
friends, impress them and improve social
sports was the bowling and skating class.
Although a small fee was charged, skills
which were gained in this class were well
worth the price. Viewed more as life long
recreations, fishing, officiating and bad-
minton concluded the list of "fun" P. E.
ln addition to the recreational classes,
more exhilarating classes requiring skill and
strength could be found. Drive, agility,
strength and skill were needed in conquering
courses such as tennis, bicycling, basketball
Finally, a class for students who liked
variety was team sports. Team sports was a
combination of all sports including basket-
ball, football and baseball.
The health classes at AHS did more than
just work out of the textbook during the
year. One project was writing reports about
various health careers, and the use ofalcohol,
drugs and tobacco. VD iVenereal Diseasei
was also studied in health, along with rape
prevention, ln addition, several speakers
visited Mrs. Lucy Weaver's health class to
discuss thc importance of taking precau-
tionary steps to prevent rape.
A large variety of P. E. courses was
offered and many improved during the
1978-'79 year in an effort to interest the
students and provide life long recreation and
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1. Eagerly watching his health class, Coach
Dub Pierce anticipates completion of a
health research project.
2. Aerobic exercising remains a mainstay of
the physical education program at Abilene
3. Preparing for their daily outing, Miss
Trudy Davis' fourth period bicycling class
rides several miles during the week.
4. Keeping physically fit becomes the goal
of Tonya Murray as she exercises.
5. Continually working together, Bold Gold
members go through daily routines.
6. Directing his class in officiating, Coach
George Forkeway explains a complication in
rules during an intramural game.
facets of existence
Fulfilling each student's needs, the
science department at Abilene High offered
a variety of subjects. Courses ranged from
geology and oceanography to the more tra-
ditional classes of biology, chemistry and
As in years gone by, biology classes
centered their attention on genetics and the
study of living organisms. Biology demon-
strated the rationale method behind the
organization of living systems.
Science classes also had special activities
during the year. Students participated in
science fair projects and research studies.
Some classes even studied cardiopulmonary
resuscitation in which Abilene jaycees
volunteered to help students learn to save a
Chemistry was a laboratory of natural
chemicals. These classes experimented with
different types of chemicals and analyzed
them in the laboratory.
The science department provided the
basics so science would not be overwhelming
or perplexing in times to come.
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1. Finding a variety of sea life, one of Miss
Louise Self's classes works diligently.
2. Deep in concentration over the rocket
that made the historic flight to the moon
are Ceasar Rangel and Susan Blankenship on
a trip to the planetarium.
3. Before turning in her biology assignment,
Donna Morey adds a few corrections.
4. Various facets of sea life are investigated
by Judy Lin during a laboratory assignment.
5. Renovation of the greenhouse is supple-
mented by Jere Madison, Mike Ogden, Nora
Wall, Karen Pekowoki and Bill Hanson,
members of the advance science class.
6. While teaching his biology class the respir-
ation system of frogs, Mr. Philip Lana pauses
to answer a student's question.
7, Dissecting a worm in biology class, Mindy
Albaugh shows her feelings about one of the
various tasks of biology class.
Past becomes reality
as history continues
A great unknown authority on the
teaching of history once said: Uliveryone
knows what history is until he begins to
think about it. After that nobody knows."
Students at AHS may have not been aware
that history was being made every day of the
year, but for five days out of the week they
were faced with the product of yesterdayf
Social studies department offered thirty-
one different courses. Students were required
to complete three units of history or geog-
raphy, three units of American history and
two units of government for graduation.
Sophomores were offered nine different
courses in world history and three courses
in world geography. juniors chose between
ten different courses in American history,
and seniors struggled to schedule four
different kinds of government.
Including American history and world
history, humanities for junior students
became a popular elective. Taught jointly by
Mrs. Nelda Macon and Mr. Wes Odell, the
course combined American history and
English as a two hour class. The students
studied a variety of subjects spanning such
topics as the labor problems of the immi-
grants and the Industrial Revolution. Class-
room instruction was often supplemented by
class trips such as a trip to Gooch 's Package
Other social studies classes presented a
study of the institutions and processes used
in the legislative, executive and judicial
functions in American government. In these
classes, students were encouraged to partici-
pate in a democratic society by helping
candidates in elections.
The social studies department showed
the students something of their heritage and
attempted to prepare students for active
participation in the future as citizens of the
community, state and nation.
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1. Discussing the problems of Iran, Denise
Mayhall and Rosie Owen use the help of a
2. Touring Gooch's Packing Company, stu-
dents in humanities explore one of the many
aspects of labor.
3. Preparing to view a film in Mrs. Rhonda
Hunter's world geography class, Trey
Gingratte rests awhile.
4. One of the new books in the history
department, The Promise of Democracy, is
criticized by Rhonda Gillis.
5, Proving the theory that learning can be
fun is Angie Northrup in U. S. government
6. During an American history class, Susan
Boyd contributes to the class by finding
different countries on the map.
7. While teaching one of his American his-
tory classes, Mr. Norman Olson explains the
early life of American historians,
1. Demonstrating his own form of body
language, Wes Gorman stretches during
2. Taking time out from pyschology class,
Russell Sanders takes a look at the bulletin
3. Waiting for Mr. Steve Perkins, attention as
he talks to the psychology class is Kent
4. Finishing a psychology experiment, Millie
Wright wears a blind-fold as Barbra Owen
records the results.
5. Positive expressions are evident through-
out the psychology class.
6. Perched atop her desk Mrs. Rhonda
Hunter instructs her sociology students.
7. While taking notes, Cindy Britton shows
the concentration necessary for under-
What vve believe ourselves and
others to be has more influence
on our behavior than
what we or they really are.
lf a person believes that he
or she is not of value,
he or she will act incapable
and unlovable, and continue to
feel of no value.
students for later life
Teaching teenagers to cope with prob-
lems which they might have to face in later
life was the goal of psychology, sociology
and economics classes. Abilene High offered
all of these courses during the l978-'79
Students taking psychology classes were
required to start with an introduction to
psychology class. After completing the intro-
ductory course, students were offered a
second course in abnormal psychology taught
by Mr. Steve Perkins. Students learned about
personality, intelligence, mental illness,
history of psychology and theorists such as
Sociology classes, taught by Mrs.
Rhonda Hunter, discovered the influences of
peer pressure, family problems, religions,
and several other subjects. "The main pur-
pose of the class is to realize how and why
we act the way we do in groups," said Mrs.
Hunter. "We talk candidly about the stu-
dents' social problems."
As inflation grew during the school
year, so did the cost of living. Students in
Miss lozell Brister's economics classes
usually enrolled in order to function better
in the changing economy of the nation. Eco-
nomics students spent time trying to solve
problems in market and scarce resources.
Psychology, sociology and economics
classes were each very beneficial in helping
students to better solve the problems that
they presently had and the ones which they
would surely face after high school.
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appearance at AHS
Although occasionally a ripping seam
could be heard or a pan boiling over could
be seen, generally the homemaking classes
were rewarding experiences. Learning the
basics of an independent life which included
cooking, sewing and decorating a home was
the backbone of these courses.
Various courses were offered to
students such as consumer education which
presented the many phases of ban king, insur-
ance, budgeting and credit.
A study of interior decorating under the
title of l'Home Furnishings" taught skills
such as painting, drapery making, uphol-
stering and furniture refinishing. Under this
course, each student was required to draw a
floor plan and decorate a dream house.
Beginning with the study of dating,
'AHome and Family Living" went through
the steps of establishing a home. The class
carried through engagement, weddings,
house hunting, communications, the family
life cycle stages and ended with aging and
death. A mock wedding was performed,
complete with reception to create the atmos-
phere of an actual wedding.
These courses gave students the oppor-
tunity to taste the life of an adult and the
freedom and responsibilities of .indepen-
1. Attempting to create a perfect dish,
Loella Corning and Tammy Clark add the
2, Pressing her unfinished dress, Suzette Cox
participates in one of the many home-
making courses offered,
3. Adding the final touches to Kathy Morris'
makeover, Dallas model Mrs. Christi Harris
gives the students an added treat.
4, Sewing by machine may be nice, but as
Margaret Wilson finds out, handsewing is
also a necessity.
5. Creating a picture with yarn, Jeanette
McCullar enjoys another aspect of horne-
6. Adding flour to her pie-in-the-making,
Nora Wall looks forward to eating it.
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1. Hanging up her near-finished product,
Marelyn Bridges prepares to leave home-
2. Aiding the little children, Tammy Flaks-
barth and Terry Jones, senior Paula Evans
participates in the Indian Village under the
child development course.
3. Showing students what the home fur-
nishing course has to offer, the display
attempts to lure more students into the
Students grasp new
meaning of existence
Since most high school students had
younger brothers or sisters in their homes,
the need for understanding the little unbear-
able monsters was a reality. This and more
was easily discovered in the one trimester
child development course offered by the
Three levels of child care were taught
from the view ofthe babysitter. The course
material started with conception and con-
tinued with the birth process and on through
the different stages of development. Police-
men visited the class and discussed the
effects and causes of child abuse. The classes
even took field trips on occasions to observe
children in various day-care centers and to
price baby supplies available at Westgate
to get into the maternity ward and also
visited the pediatrics center. They also
studied handicapped children and the causes
and solutions of how to deal with them.
This course was especially helpful for
those planning on working with small
children in their profession and for those
planning parenthood in the future.
4. Stirring, stirring and more stirring! That's
what the recipe calls for as Diane Boone
5. Pushing Annie Goins around in the pre-
school at AHS, Sherrina Adair realizes the
joy brought with little children.
6. Explaining various aspects of child abuse
to Jan Johnson and Cheryl Parrott is Officer
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Business classes at Abilene High took on
a new appearance during the year of i978-
'79. An obvious addition came when new
office desks and chairs replaced the old
Chairman of the business department,
Mrs. Kay Taylor stated that the new office
desks would give the students more of a
sense of working in a real office.
In addition to the new equipment, the
business department began offering two new
courses. Business management and office
business careers were designed to supple-
ment the more standard courses of typing,
shorthand, office procedures, accounting,
business math and business management.
Business teachers worked with students to
help them acquire basic knowledge of office
procedures. After completing the more
advanced courses in typing, and shorthand,
some students hoped to compete at Big
Spring in district 5-AAAA competition.
The business department received many
calls from prospective employers asking for
office help. Often emphasized was the
ability to type, a skill necessary for almost
every business related job. Most Abilene
High students felt that they were prepared
in this area as in many others by their years
of study in the business department.
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1. Dictaphones, part of the new changes in
the business department, are demonstrated
by Susie Alvarez.
2. Rushing to complete as much typing as
possible before the bell rings, typists realize
the benefits of speedy fingers.
3. With a look that could kill, Mary Ann
Ramirez waits for a signal to start her speed
4. During class, Becky Lackey learns about
the techniques of running office machines.
5. Patiently listening to confused students
is all part of Linda Hoefer's job in business
6. Typing business letters takes time, but
Tonya Freeman is a speed typist.
7. Running off carbon copies for the busie
ness department is part of Mitzi Harris'
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1. In the last stages of enlarging a print, Kim
Whalen squeegees the final product.
2. Acting as the key instrument, Woodrow
Wilson's pinhole camera demonstrates the
basis of photography.
3. Providing students with knowledge of
photography, Mrs, Janelle Caldwell explains
the parts of the camera.
4. Inspecting their work, Joe Marquez and
Terry Harris hope to enlarge their assign-
5. Uniting together, the fifth period photog-
raphy class records images of Abilene High.
6. Setting up a tripod, Effie Gonzalez skill-
fully prepares for a multi-exposure.
7, As a basis of printing, chemical reactions
occur forming the image on Tracy Bishop's
8. Developing trays full of dektol, rapid
fix and stop bath await student use during
sixth period photography class.
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Blooming gracefully, the course of
photography developed under the instruc-
tion of Mrs. lanelle Caldwell. The methods
of photography were offered at AHS in
either a one trimester or full year course
which provided students with knowledge of
film and camera techniques.
During the first trimester, neophyte
photographer were taught basic procedures,
such as developing negatives, operating a
camera, printing pictures and enlarging
images. More advanced students focused on
purifying these skills and developing special
As the students tamed the relationship
of light and shutter speed, they soon learned
difficult procedures needed in arranging
these elements to provide the desired theme.
Most students were satisfied in learning skills
that would last throughout their lives even
though they were not planning on becoming
During the year, photography classes
were challenged by several projects. At
Christmas, students raised money by inviting
the study body, faculty and visitors from the
community to have their pictures taken with
photographers posing as Santa and Mrs.
Claus. Several students looked forward to
the incorporation of a second year course
for the coming school year. These students
hoped to perfect their techniques to enter
photo contests and eventually pursue
photography as a career.
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right colors, Mrs, Carolyn Presswood com-
bines different colors to express the creative
2. Perfecting his work of art, Pat Edwards
adds the final touches.
3. Designed by art student John Thompson,
a creative art object represents previously
4. Displaying her macrame wall hanging, Joy
Petty smiles at a project well done.
5. Making her own stocking sculpture,
Lutricia Foreman perfects her artistic
6. Washing up before class ends, Sandy
Harris reflects on the day's Work.
7. Examining her still life, Kathy Davis com-
pares her perspective.
Basic art becomes
part of daily routine
Arranging space and composing pictures
were basic tasks which students learned in
the art classes taught at Abilene High.
Among the art courses offered were tex-
tiles, weaving, stitchery, macrame and
ceramics, sculpture and a study of clay and
glazes. Skills such as designing and drawing
and painting were also learned.
Many hours of practice and concentra-
tion were needed to learn the basics and
methods of art. After sitting in class for
hours expressing their creative talents, the
students were given a chance to show off
their works of art. On April 3, 1979, the
annual public school art exhibit was held at
the Abilene Civic Center.
Exhibition of their works gave the stu-
dents and art teachers, Mrs. Nancy Noll and
Nlrs. Carolyn Presswood, a sense of pride to
see different sculptures, drawings and
canvases displayed for everyone to see and
Speakers, actors bewitched by district
"What's the meaning of life?"
These could be found in a psychology
class, but instead they were the theme of the
UIL one act play, Denny and the Witches.
The play was produced by an all-star cast
with the lead roles going to David Smith
and Terrie Hawkins. The cast presented the
play for the student body in March and then
participated in district competition held in
Big Spring to win fourth place honors.
lVlr. Hal Nliller, drama teacher at AHS
held three drama classes Drama l, ll, lll. He
also taught stagecraft, a class where students
learned to set a stage, use lights and props,
and master the basic technical functions of a
play. Skills and techniques acquired in
drama naturally spilled over into speech. Ms.
Fran King, speech teacher, stated that many
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were originally drama students. Speech I and
ll were offered for beginners, while the more
determined students advanced to debate
classes and tournament speech.
The 1979 speech team did very well,
competing in the four major areas of poetry
reading, prose reading, extemporaneous
speaking, and debate. The team traveled to
six different tournaments. Outstanding
speakers at UIL were Terrie Hawkins in
poetry reading, Carrie Blondeau and David
Smith in prose reading, and Matt Craig, Phil
Boone and Richard Giesey in extempor-
Both speech and drama closely inter-
acted with each, helping the other. Both
departments had a banquet at the end of the
year where outstanding awards were given.
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"Gary, where are the Sweet-tarts?l"
somebody hollered in seventh period Flash-
light just as Lochy Larson came dancing in
the room to the self-sung tune of "I go to
Rio" fnormally a hit by Pablo Cruisel. As
usual, the room was in its chaotic state, as
were the students . . .with reason. After all,
it was the last class of the day and being
such an abnormal one, it truly affected the
gullible students who unknowingly got
themselves into the mess.
Ah, but life in the Flashlight Office
wasn 't just Sweet-tarts and music and all the
other chaotic occurrences, it was also good-
bye Saturday and after-school free time
before deadlines. The tensions were high
with Sweet-tarts being replaced with Cokes
from the workroom and music enhanced
with heavy sighs and dreaded reminders
from the sponsor, Mrs. Vickie Weir. The
small chalkboard held important notes like
"I need pic's," Ulate copy . . ." and "Hello!"
often the only tie ofcommunication between
Flashlight classes. The room was at its peak
as far as messes go, and would more than
likely stay in that state until the final dead-
line was met.
ln the darkroom the photographers
either sat alone printing pictures and devel-
oping negatives or sat talking with someone
who was bored in the FO and came for
Spaced sparingly along the way were the
out-of-town seminars in Denton and Austin
where staffers also discovered how well they
had competed in various critiqued events.
Matt Robinson and Key Gee discovered in
Denton they both won first place in state
with photographs from the i978 annual.
Matt was awarded in the color-feature photo
division, and Key won the feature photo
division. The book itself placed third in state
in its division. The Austin trip was even
more exciting than the trip to Denton. The
participants dined at the Magic Time Machine
one night and during the day went to
seminars held at the University of Texas to
hopefully pick up some yearbook pointers in
improving their book. But still hovering over
their heads was the fact their book was still
not completed, and another deadline was
lt took a lot of work to tell the story of
the life at AHS during the 1978-'79 school
year and of world and city-wide events as
they touched the lives of the Abilene High
students. However, the challenge was boldly
faced with specific goals in mind to be met
by the Flashlight staff.
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1. Hung in the Flashlight Office after the
futile attempts of posting it for a pep rally
are Lori Ricker and Diana Greer's efforts.
2. Flashlight Staff-FRONT ROW: Lochy
Larson, Steve Scales, David Ross, Martha
Pittman, Mike Gladish, Mrs, Vickie Weir.
SECOND ROW: Rhonda Gillis, Carrie
Thorne, Gary Kinder, Greg Ray. BACK
ROW: Rene Decker, Don Taylor, Teresa
Mowry, Cheryl Ridgway, Delores Stokes,
George Raines, Lori Richer, Matt Robinson,
Susan Taylor, Jerry Brooks.
3. Thinking on catchy, new angles, Rene
Decker learns of the toils brought on by
4, Caught loading his camera, Matt Robinson
prepares for a busy day.
5. Celebrating Homecoming as much as
possible with his balloon, David Ross watches
for a catchable moment to photograph.
6. Working towards the deadline goal, Naka
Hernandez enjoys the company of staffer
7, Disgusted at all of the work right before
deadline, Martha Pittman takes time out to
relax while Debra Grant looks through her
1978-'79 Flashlight Staff
Editor: Martha Pittman
Section editors: Steve Scales, student
life, lene McClellen, classes, Nelson
Coates, sportsg Carrie Thorne, aca-
demics, Gary Kinder, ads, Drenda
Thomas, business manager
Section workers: jerry Brooks, Karen
Burton, Holly Carlisle, Rene Decker,
Debbie Flores, Rhonda Gillis, Mike
Gladish, Diana Greer, Naka Hernandez,
Thomas Moses, Teresa Mowry, Greg
Ray, Lori Ricker, Cheryl Ridgeway,
Matt Robinson, Cindy Ross, Delores
Stokes, Susan Taylor, john Turk
Photographers: David Ross iheadl,
Lochy Larson, Debra Grant, George
Raines, Martha Pittman, Carrie Thorne
Artist: Don Taylor
General tlunkies and loved ones:
Lochy Vandergriff, Paula Evans, Mr.
Lynn Nichols, Laura Bromley, Donnell
Saverance, Rob Rankin, Matt Craig,
David Leeson, Miss Sherry Hansen
Adviser: Mrs. Vickie Weir
inform student body
Students were bi-weekly charged up
from their regular, dull, ho-hum run of the
mill life with the issuing of Abilene High's
very own newspaper, the Battery.
School events were always kept up to
date in the Battery which was used as a
major source of information on school
happenings. The Battery was always in
demand by the students at AHS.
Abilene High students received the
Battery bi-weekly, and special editions were
printed for holidays and special events. The
special editions usually ran eight pages,
whereas the regular edition ran four.
Battery staffers worked extra hard to
get valuable information to the students.
Sometimes staffers spent extra hours getting
and reporting the news.
Production of the Battery took every
minute of a staffer's time. As soon as the
production of one issue was finished,anothcr
was immediately started.
Selling of ads to businesses was the
Batterys main source of income. Except for
a helpful boost from the school administra-
tion, the financing of the Battery depended
on the advertising bought by different
As editor of the Battery, Chuck Mitchell
did an excellent job. ln a contest held before
UIL, Chuck placed first in editorial writing
and fourth in news writing. Also aiding the
staff was sponsor and teacher, Mrs. Marie
1. Stopping long enough to smile for the
camera, Eileen Greever works on a story for
2. Typing newspaper copy for an oncoming
issue, Sharyl Young checks for mistakes.
3. Practicing one of the journalistic tools,
Dwane Parker interviews Mrs, Linda Hoefer.
4. Battery Staff. FRONT ROW: Simone
Youngblood, Betsy Amador, Karen Burton,
Terri Harris. SECOND ROW: Jill High,
JoAnna McClellan, Jere Madison, Angela
Yarbrough, Mike Blackwell, THIRD ROW:
Dwane Parker, Chuck Mitchell, Angela
Northrup, Seth Smith, Joe Cortez, BACK
ROW: Steve Winkler, Buck Land, Tommy
Thompson, Laura Ham.
5. Balancing the books, business manager
Angela Yarbrough carefully checks the
6. Working studiously, Betsy Armador and
Anita Ray labor on articles for the Battery.
1. Exchange Club, FRONT ROW: Karen
Knight, Steve Winkler, Barbara Owen, Felix
Garcia, Martha Pittman, Joy Hulett, Tammy
Cook, Dawn Bourland, Greg Hodges. BACK
ROW: Scott Orr, Jon Love.
2. Selling basketball programs, Linda Montez
and Felix Garcia raise funds for the Exchange
Club's trip to Mexico.
3. Dean Nichols and other sponsors enjoy
Spanish music at the home of Jaime J.
4. Mariachis provided entertainment for
Abileneians at a farewell party.
5. Many new friends were made during the
week of the Mexican trip, and one friendship
was between Juan Hosea and Karen Knight.
6. Relaxing in the home of one of the
Mexican sponsors are Mr, Ron Esman and
7. Lots of music and dancing make the last
night in Monterrey a memorable one.
Adios, Abilene Highg Buenos dias, Nlexico
Exciting adventures, fantastic travels
and exotic cultures sounded somewhat like a
navy commercial. Yet for students in the
Abilene High Exchange Club, these words
were an attempt to express the whole aspect
behind the club. While the most apparent
purpose of the Exchange Club was to
exchange places with another club during
the year, the club offered numerous fund
raising to keep members busy and anxious
for their exchange trip.
just joining the club did not automat-
ically include a student on the big exchange.
After participants Hlled out applications,
they went through a rigorous battery of
recommendation and scholastic averaging
before the final yea or nay.
All the sweat and bother was finally
made up by the two big functions. During
Homecoming week, the club received agroup
of students from Monterrey, Mexico. Forthe
week, exchange students opened their homes
to the foreign visitors, giving them a taste of
life in the USA. Although many of the
foreign students spoke little English, they
soon found their places, especially after
becoming honorary citizens of Abilene.
As the year advanced, Exchange Club
members sold programs at the basketball
games to fund the upcoming trip to Mexico.
Finally the day arrived. Early in the
morning the travelers boarded the vans
which took them to the DIFW airport where
they embarked on a week of cultural exper-
ience in Mexico.
While there, they found a new world of
aromas, feelings, tastes and sights. In spite
of the language barrier, they were indoc-
trinated into the world of Mexico. There
they found life was run by a new set of rules
Although the language and customs
were different, the Abilene students found
that the Mexicans were people with much
the same wants and needs as they had.
With much work and many problems
overcome, the rewards and memories ac-
quired were those that would last a lifetime.
Highly educated gain
added fun, enjoyment
Was academic life always boring? For
some students, maybe it was, but for one
group of students life was exceptional
academically as well as socially. The 86
members of National Honor Society stayed
extremely busy maintaining high scholastic
grades and improving school social life.
For example during Homecoming, the
NHS held a reception in the cafeteria for
Abilene High ex's. To continue with the
Homecoming festivities, honor students sold
balloons all day Friday.These balloons were
released later that night at the Homecoming
game. During that week at Sing-Song, NHS
received second place for costumes and first
place with vocal singing.
Other social events that were held
during the year included a retreat to Buffalo
Gap and a picnic held on May 3 where new
officers were announced, and new members
were inducted for the coming year.
Highlighting social activities for the
year, the Valentine Post Office served stu-
dents with the theme "Valentine Galacticaf'
"Foreign creatures" delivered flowers, candy
and valentines to students at AHS to immor-
talize the special day. In addition to these
activities, hayrides, parties and meetings
took up much of the members' time.
Even as active as NHS was, students
still had to maintain a 3.8 average and a
constant "A" in citizenship grades. Naturally
every NHS member felt strenuous work was
worth it since the National Honor Society
had a highly successful year.
1. Close encounters of the third kind, Lon
Jones, Kathy Martin, Kathleen Thompson,
and Tracie Johnson make definite impres-
sions on Valentine's Day.
2. NHS Officers. Steve Fenner, Venita Teaff,
Glenn Owens, Angie Northrup and Jeff
3. Mimicking the creature from the Black
Lagoon, NHS Mark Hoover bears a close
resemblance while dressed in his VPO drab.
4. Appearing incognito, Craig Letz, is Cap-
tain Fantastic for NHS Valentine Post Office.
5. Sewing punch at the Homecoming recep-
tion for the exes is one of the duties
performed by NHS member Kathy Martin.
6. Massed together, the Abilene High Chap-
ter ofthe National Honor Society gathers on
the auditorium steps.
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French, Latin students gain college prep
Although the average student did not
know the connection between English,
French and Latin, one definitely existed.
French and English both had a common
origin-Latin. Therefore, speaking French
may have sounded hard, but Miss Sherri
Hansen, French teacher at AHS, said that it
was not, since many of the words were
similar to English.
Along with learningthe French language,
the French culture was studied as well. After
being totally enhanced by the French life-
style, many French students longed for first-
hand experience in the culture. With the
guidance of their sponsor, Miss Hansen, the
French Club went to Quebec, Canada on
March 16. They stayed at the Chateau
Frontenac and ate at many of the finer
French restaurants. They also had a chance
to try out some of the French they had
learned. To continue learning about the lan-
guage and the culture, they also attended a
French symposium held in San Antonio
where knowledge of the French culture and
language was tested against that from other
But French was not the only language
related to English, Latin, one of the oldest
languages was used as a basis for many other
languages including French, English and
Spanish. Even though Latin had been consid-
ered a dead language, many students who
planned on becoming doctors or going into
medical careers, took the classes because
Latin was the written language used in the
In spite of the reasons for taking a
foreign language, either for fun or to get
an edge over other college-bound students,
the challenge of a second language was met
with the choices often being French and
1. Relaxing during studies, Latin class takes
2. With an eye for fashion, Tracy Linder
wears a dress she made which received high
honors at the French symposium.
3. It may resemble a pencil sharpener, but
actually itls a miniature model of the
notorious guillotine. John Thompson
demonstrates its purpose.
4. In the shape of the French fleur de lis is
the French club and sponsor, Ms. Sherrie
5, Reviewing his French, Russel Sanders
grins at a mistake.
6. Extremely serious about his work, Tony
Wilson reviews for a Latin test.
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1. Spanish and Latin art is observed by Darla
2. Keeping busy with many activities, the
German Club poses for a group picture.
3. Watching over merchandise, Mrs. Maria
Griffith helps customers at 21 German Club
4. Perfecting her pronunciation, Simone
Youngblood practices Spanish diction.
5. Determined to have her students compre-
hend the Spanish language, Ms. Linda Collins
explains an assignment.
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Hable espanol? Sprechen Sie Deutsch,
Common expressions heard when
visiting Mexico or Germany were encoun-
tered at Abilene High in Spanish and Ger-
man classes l, ll and III taught by Mrs. Linda
Collins and Mrs. Maria Griffith, respectively.
Both classes were aimed towards college
prep but undertaken by both college bound
students and others.
"Most students use Spanish as a college
prep course, but they can use it in every day
communication with citizens that do not
speak English well, especially in a work
situation," as expressed by Ms. Linda Collins
as one of the purposes of enrollment in
Spanish. The same applied to classes in
The aspects studied in classes included
the cultures, folklore, customs and history
of the respective countries.
Participation excelled in both the Ger-
man and Spanish clubs as students contri-
buted time into the making ofa successful
The highlighted event in which the Ger-
man Club participated in was the annual
Octoberfest in which students presented a
German meal and competed in the areas of
desserts, poetry reading, singing, skits,
projects and costumes.
ln essence, the same type of program
was conducted by the Spanish Club. The
annual Christmas Party held by the Spanish
Club gave students a sample of Mexican
cultures and food.
As students attempted to understand
cultures faced every day, it was agreed that
the study of foreign cultures helped minimize
the vastness of barriers.
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Harmonizing key factor in students' lives
Webster defined singing as "the uttering
of sounds with melodious modulations of
the voice." The Abilene High School Choral
department did just that. Students partici-
pated in Concert Choir, Harmony, and a new
addition to the department, the Barbershop
The forty-six members of the Concert
Choir were chosen all by audition and by
teacher selection. Choir director, Mr. Danny
Hood, stressed the importance of developing
the students' musical ability and also
developing their art of listening. Concert
choir members sang music that reached a
higher degree of difficulty.
ln addition to singing for numerous
civic organizations, the Concert Choir per-
formed a Christmas concert at Citizens
National Bank which was broadcasted over all
local radio stations, and a joint concert with
the Mclvlurry Chanters and the Cooper Choir
on April 26. As a reward for all of their
efforts, the AHS Concert Choir received a
number one at the Six Flags Festival and the
Sweepstakes prize at UIL competition.
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Other crooners at Abilene High were
members of Harmony. There were nine
members in the i978-'79 group with all of
the vocalists meeting the requirement of
being a senior. These students studied the
entertainment aspect of music as opposed
to the aesthetic aspect. After practicing for
several weeks during seventh period, the
group performed for several service organiza-
tions, junior highs, banquets, and area high
schools. All told the popular group held over
A new addition to the Choral Depart-
ment was the Barbershop Mens' Chorus.
With only seventeen members, the chorus
received a two in UIL competition in
concert and sight reading. The Barbera
shoppers harmonized at the annual Barber-
shop show at the Civic Center, at the San
Angelo pep rally, and at the Christmas and
Webster was right. When it came to
uttering melodious modulations of the
voice, the Abilene High Choral Department
had the do, re, mi's down pat.
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Potter fPresidentJ, James Talley fSecreta1'yj,
Thomas Moses tLibrarianJ, Steve Knippa
2. Concert Choir. FRONT ROW: Maria
Watson, Joy Hulett, Angela Yarbrough,
Benny Shelley, Karen Fuller, Melinda Fox,
Melinda George, Cynthia Rosser, Denise
Mayhall, Dorothy McFarland, Kathy Steuler,
Laura Mosley, Penny Gragg, Karen Knight,
Barbra Owens, Julie Salmon. SECOND
ROW: Kelly Robinson, Randy Storey,
Chuck Bohannon, Leland Harden, James
Potter, Felix Garcia, Tony Redman, Alan
Woods, John Sherman, Kenneth Bailey,
Steve Knippa, Jake Holt, Mark Hoover, Tim
Broyles, Clay Hale. BACK ROW: Sarah
Pogue, Tim Baxter, Jill Middleton, Joanna
Crawford, Charlie Collins, Laura Craig,
Kathy Martin, Steven Winkler, Caryn
3, Jumping for joy at the thought of per-
forming, Tim Baxter shows his excitement
during a rehearsal for spring concert.
4. Concert Choir Officers. FRONT ROW:
Denise Mayhall tSecretaryj, Clay Hale fPresi-
dentj, Melinda Fox fVice Presidentj. BACK
ROW: Felix Garcia tTreasurerj, Charlie
Collins fLibrarianj, John Sherman fLibrar-
5. Harmony. FRONT ROW: Maria Watson,
Karen Knight, Kathy Martin, Marie Noe.
BACK ROW: Ben Gonzales, Tim Broyles,
John Sherman, Steven Winkler, Randy
6. Barbershop Menis Chorus. FRONT ROW:
Tray Wright, James Potter. SECOND ROW:
Steve Knippa, Tommy Withers, William
Bynom, Thomas Moses, Joe Mitchell,
Kenneth Hampton, Steven Powell, Tony
Redman, Chuck Bohannon, Kevin Green-
Way. BACK ROW: Glen Grant, Michael
Balancier, James Talley, Ricky Edwards.
1. Sophomore Select Choir. FRONT ROW:
Philip Marshall, Leticia Pinon, Lannell
Sutton, Rosie Sanchez, Penny Shewmaker,
Benita Burnett, Melanie Nelson, Lohnita
Teeters, Scott Wood, Rene Decker, Jay
Dennis, Terry Hagler, Melanie Chatman,
Dixie Fransico, Donna Cooley, Jeff Harper,
Kara Parker, Shaun Howe, Ned Smith, Susan
Craig, Kathy Burton, Eddie Ragle, Sherri
Rhodes, Kyle Crissrnan, Barbra Martin,
Latricia Crosthwaite, Joe Garcia, Nicky
Phipps, Lisa Wheeler, Susan Blankenship,
Christene Wrobel, Joe Brown, Celeste Curtis,
Lennette Hartwig, Phillip Prestidge, Melanie
2. Sophomore Select Choir Officers. Joe
Garcia fVice Presidentj, Laura Ham fSecre-
taryj, Sherri Rhodes fPresidentj.
3. Showing off the Sophomore Select
plaque, Lisa Wheeler and Jay Dennis also
received I in UIL competition.
4. Striving for a better sound, Mr. Danny
Hood directs Concert Choir.
5. Representing Abilene High, Clay Hale was
the only AHS musician to go to State.
6. All Regional Choir, FIRST ROW: Marcia
Watson, Kathy Martin, Melanie Smith,
Melinda Fox, Penny Gragg, Laura Craig,
Karen Knight, Benny Shelly, Dorothy
McFarland. BACK ROW: Steve Knippa,
Tony Redman, Dennis Latrip, Steve Winkler,
Felix Garcia, Clay Hale, Leland Harden,
Mark Hoover, Charlie Collings.
7. Area Choir Members. Mark Hoover,
Dorothy McFarland, Melanie Smith, Laura
Craig, Felix Garcia, Clay Hale, Penny Gragg.
Diligence of choral
department pays off
Fierce competition charged the air with
an almost tangible tension as sophomores
lined up for Ull. choir competition that
took place at the Abilene Civic Center March
13, l979. After performing concert music
and sight reading material, the choir came
out on top with a sweepstakes trophy. The
choir members found out that hard work
and a lot of instruction could pay off.
Earlier in the year, concert choir and
sophomore select had the opportunity to try
out for All State Choir consisting ofthe top
vocalists from all over the state. First,
vocalists went to district competition, and
3l members scored well. They then moved
on to regional and the area competitions. If
a musician advanced that far, he then com-
peted in state competition for the top three
positions in All State Choir. Both choirs
together had 20 musicians go to regional
competition and then five students make it
to area choir.
Clay Hale was the only vocalist to make
All State Choir and represented Abilene
lVlr. Danny Hood, choral director,
worked hard to stress that vocal technique
and deep breathing from the diaphragm was
the key to a successful choir. He displayed
this whenever the choir performed their
dynamic skills, The choir performed a
Christmas concert. Turning from a somber
note set by the Christmas concert, the
sophomore select choir performed a melody
of popular pop music for the spring concert.
All three of the Abilene High choirs
worked hard and put forth their greatest
efforts. The choirs also found that patience
and working together was the key to a
1. Marching Band. FRONT ROW: Linda
Ables, Darla Hammons, Andrea Ruebush,
Reggie James, Tracy Linder, Gina Nichols,
Suzanne Hickey, Patsy McMurray, Susan
Taylor, Tony Wilson, Julie Salmon, Melinda
George. SECOND ROW: Leigh Ann Manis,
Ricky Chatham, Anita Marquez,Tim Speigel,
Kathy McAuliffe, Connie McDill, Vicki
Hood, Clay Hale, Melody Grantham, Jay
Dennis, Joe DeAnda, Cindy Guy, Nicky
Phipps, Rene Martin, Katy Melton, Julie
Reece, Rhogena Deathrage, Melanie Nelson,
Cheryl Young, Kim Steele. THIRD ROW:
Celeste Curtis, David Sauder, Daniel Villareal,
Jesus Rodriquez, Gary Jones, Steve Mowry.
BACK ROW: Ronnie Scutten, Danny Roach,
Alex Vasquez, Richard Rogers, Greg Landry,
Scott Sanderfer, Scott Orr, Charlie Collins,
Phil Watson, Phillip Marshall, Rocky Cham-
pion, Dan Bordelon, Richard Bradford,
Robert Sanders, Joe Garcia, John Hoef.
2. AHS drummers Richard Rogers, Scott
Sanderfer and Greg Landry promote spirit
by playing UThe Beat" at a pep rally.
3. Band Officers: Richard Rogers fband cap-
tainj, Phil Watson ffirst lieutenantj, Charlie
Collins fproperty sergeantj, Darla Hammons
Qproperty sergeantj, Richard Bradford
Qproperty sergeantj, Melinda George fprop-
erty sergeantj, Tony Wilson fproperty ser-
4. Using a style all his own, Leland Harden,
drum major, directs the band during a pep
5, Twirlers. FRONT ROW: Rene Martin,
Cindy Guy. BACK ROW: Vickie Hood,
Tanja Watson, Laurie Stevens, Connie McDill.
6. Drum Majors. Leland Harden, Reggie
7. Parading through the cold and the dew,
AHS band members display determination.
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in marching season
Finally, it was halftime. The tired,
sweaty football players logged up the ramp
toward the locker room as band members
were lining up along the sidelines. Drummers
and twirlers took their places on one side
while the rest of the band stood ready across
the field. A shrill signal was given by the
drum majors and Shotwell Stadium echoed
with the slow, steady beat of the drum
cadence. As the tempo increased, the AHS
Eagle Band descended upon the field filling
the stadium with music.
This typical halftime show took days
of hard work to prepare. Band members
spent up to five weeks of their summer
working together under the direction of lVlr.
Bill Spencer. For two weeks beginning in
june, sophomores attended summer band.
Three weeks before school started in
September, all band members practiced two
to three hours daily, preparing for the first
halftime show of the 1978-'79 school year.
After school started, the band began
marching practice every morning at 7:30
a. m. Even when temperatures ranged from
20 degrees F to lO6 degrees F, the band
could be found out on the drill field.
The band's activities were not limited
to halftime shows. They performed at the
UIL marching contest where they earned a
first division rating. And of course, what
would a pep rally be without the band? Each
pep rally began with the band marching into
the Eagle Gym as the cheerleaders led yells.
Sitting at the end of the gym, the band
played exciting music, helping cheerleaders
and Eagle Squad to promote spirit among
Abilene High students.
Band makes waves
What was the Hrst thing that came to
mind with the mention of the word "band"?
Marching? Halftime shows? Pep rallies? Even
though these things were common to most
bands, the i978-'79 Abilene High band did
not limit its activities to football season. A
Christmas concert, UIL contest, concerts for
parents, and a trip to Phoenix were among
the activities planned not only for the
symphonic band, but for the concert and
stage bands as well.
As the weather grew colder and the new
year drew nearer, plans for the annual
Christmas concert were being made. While
many teenagers busied themselves with
Christmas shopping, band students spent
time rehearsing music and decorating the
stage forthe concert. The day of the concert
came and so did Santa Claus, alias lVlr. Lee
Abernathy. Younger brothers and sisters of
band students, along with children of some
AHS teachers were on hand to tell Old St.
at Arizona's Big Surf
Nick their Christmas wishes in exchange for
a candy cane.
When the icy holiday season was over
and school was back in session, it was time
to prepare for UIL competition. The stage
band made first division ratings in concert
and sight reading as did the symphonic band,
which won a trophy for having superior
ratings in the UIL marching contest earlier
in the year.
For the symphonic band, which con-
sisted mostly ofjuniors and sophomores, the
highlight of the 1978-'79 school year was a
trip to a music festival in Phoenix, Arizona.
The band stayed in Phoenix, while the actual
contest was at Mid-Western University in
Tempe, a short distance away.
During their stay in Phoenix, band
members had shopped, swum, played a
concert and gone swimming at Big Surf. The
students returned to Abilene exhausted and
sunburned, but happy.
1. Members of the concert band take a break
between songs as Mr. Spencer searches for
the next selection.
2. Playing the drums is Richard Rodgers'
way of adding a contemporary beat to the
sound of the AHS Jazz Band's music.
3, Adding the sound of trombones to the
stage band are Charlie Collins and Daniel
-1. Playing saxophone with the stage band at
a band booster's meeting are Leigh Ann
Manis, Ricky Chatam, Gary House and Gary
5. Doing his own thing, Scott Sanderfer
picks a mellow bass guitar as Ronnie Scotten
adds his own beat,
6. Calming apprehensive children, Teresa
Mowry prepares them to meet Santa at the
symphonic band's annual Christmas concert.
7. Fulfilling his job as band director for
Abilene High has been Mr, Bill Spencer's
task for the past seven years.
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1. Concentration is a key ingredient to great
music, and Stephen Clauch uses it to his
2. Watching Mrs, Linda Bratton's direction,
Matt Craig improves his musical talent.
3. Practicing for the UIL contest, the orches-
tra strives for perfection in their music.
4. Laughter is a definite additive to orchesa
tra, as Carrie Blondeau demonstrates while
practicing for Philharmonic Orchestra.
5. Striving for perfection, Maggie Howell
practices daily fourth period with other
6. AHS Orchestra. FRONT ROW: James
Barker, Susan Boyd, Stephen Claunch,
Beverly Edwards, Carrie Blondeau, Rebecca
Lawrence. SECOND ROW: Matt Craig,
Charles Lockhard, Joe Tecson, Louise Press-
cott, Barbara Abels, Michael Balanciere.
BACK ROW: Lee Magness,Michael Wallonan,
Angel Benavidez, Ann Ferguson, Linda
White, Maggie Howell.
7. Accompanying the AHS Choir, Barbara
Abels plays along with the rest of the
orchestra to combine two good sounds for
the Christmas concert.
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Abundance of musical talent at AHS did
not extend to only the band and choir mem-
bers, but also touchedfand, in some cases
embraced-orchestra mem bers as well. Some
students were involved in extra activities
which they sought out on their own such
as the Philharmonic Orchestra, Hardin-
Simmons Orchestra, civic choral choirs and
some even helped make radio and TV com-
The ambition in these students also
stretched to the performances of the orches-
tra at school. Several students qualified in
Region Orchestra. The section leaders were
Linda White, Beverly Edwards and Carrie
Blondeau. As a unit, the orchestra made
Sweepstakes in UIL contest. Maggie Howell,
Beverly Edwards, Susan Boyd and Carrie
Blondeau advanced to the state solo and
ensemble contest in Austin in june. Mem-
bers of the orchestra also performed for
senior citizens and with the Cooper Orchestra
for a clinic concert in April.
Perhaps the highlight for many involved
students was the trip to Corpus Christi from
April 26-28 for competition in the Buccaneer
Festival. "lt was very tough competition!"
according to Beverly Edwards who attended.
Only those who made Sweepstakes in UIL
could compete. The Abilene High Orchestra
came home with a two rating. The group
spent the rest of Thursday and all day
Friday on the beach.
Throughout the year, orchestra mem-
bers shared their talents with eager listeners
and fellow players for self-gratification and
sought out the same satisfying rewards with
their involvement in activities not related to
Fundamental key to
During the l978-'79 school year, the
TX-Slst Air Force jROTC participated in
a number of events, These included the
annual trip to Ft. Sill, Oklahomag a trip to
NASA in Houstong and the annual Military
Ball at Dyess Air Force Base. The group
also held a formal dinner, a corps picnic, and
the final Pass and Review where all honors
were given to outstanding cadets. All of
these events were held under the supervision
of Lt. Col. Glenn Maddox and CMSGT john
Reising. Along with the regular corps activ-
ities, the 81st also took part in community
activities. These involved poppy sales to aid
the VFW, West Texas rehab '79,the Muscular
Dystrophy telethon and color guard presen-
tations at special events.
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1. Awaiting presentation of their awards,
Greg Solomon, Robert Rosetti, Melody
Grantham, John Danielson, Michael Balan-
ciere and John Crosthwait stand proudly at
2. Pride is a vital asset for any ROTC cadet
as shown by Melanie Wells, Larry Dossey,
Thomas Moses and Cheryl Hardin.
3. Discipline on inspection days is impera-
tive, and cadets Susan Wolfe, Thomas Moses,
James Hanke, Jesse Weese, Michael Balana
cier, Tom Wier, and Michael Payne do their
best to fulfill the requirement.
4. Bravery is awarded as Superintendent
Gordon Harmon issues The Award of Valor
to CISGT. Michael Byrd.
5. Practice makes perfect, and the girls' drill
team puts in a lot of practice time.
6. In his characteristically firm tone CMSGT
John Reising calls out the names of award
winners during the annual Pass-In-Review.
7. Happiness and a hint of anxiety show in
the face of ClCol. Greg Solomon as he
watches the Homecoming pep rally.
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Explorations in blue
"What? ls this a party?" I walked back-
wards out of the room to check the room
number. "Yep, V-l3l This must be data
processing, all right! "
As jamie Klose pulled at my elbow to
show me the bowling computer, Mike Harris
rushed to finish a joke about a salesman, and
Mr. Fred Stirman, who had endured eleven
years of two hour classes of data processing,
just laughed and tried to explain what
actually happened in his class.
Basic knowledge of small computers
and their programming were the essentials
of this class. I wondered how much fun that
must be in such a casual atmosphere-very
strictly for juniors and seniors. Imagine! A
discriminating party for just juniors and
These privileged people also had the
opportunity to be members of the OEA
lOfflce Education Associationj. Eleven of
these went to Houston from March 29-31
But with the computers sitting there
and programming sheets lying around, any-
one could tell that this casual atmosphere
was just an added pleasure and that work
was done in this class as well. Still, the
assumption remained that even when
working, the casual atmosphere existed to
save everyone's sanity-except for Mr. Stir-
man's, of course!
1. Pencil in mouth, Mike Pointer critiques
is elevation plan before handing it in to
instructor Mr. Bill Tittle.
l2. Having fun with the bowling computer,
lJamie Klose enjoys another aspect of data
3. Punching buttons! Teri Whetstone pro-
grams another computer to gain experience
for the business world ahead.
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plan, Leroy Stoekard actively participates in
5. One of the few girls in drafting, Francie
Ford, learns the basics in general drafting.
6. Writing up programming sheets is just
another aspect of data processing as Greg
Hodges finds out.
Interest in the field ofdrafting began to
perk up during the i978-'79 school year as
more girls became involved in an area usually
dominated by men. They, along with their
many male classmates all started with the
basics in general drafting in Nlr. Bill Tittle's
These basics included lettering,sketching
and experiencing what was offered in tech-
nical drafting and architectural drafting such
as single and multiview drafting. The class
covered little of everything to help the
student decide what step to take next.
Those who headed for technical drafting
did more extensive work in the various fields
that prepared them for an engineering field
in the future. Architectural drafting handled
strictly phases of designing and covered areas
such as drawing floor plans, foundations,
construction plans, elevation plans and many
other aspects of drawing. These students
would be knowledgeable enough, after com-
pleting the course to be draftsmen for pro-
fessional architects and be ahead of college
students who had never had any training in
All students in these classes were eligible
to be members in the Industrial Arts Club.
These members went to regionals in April
where, if qualified, they would later go on to
the state meet held in Waco in lVlay.
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Refrigeration learns the value of frigid-air
Thought to be one of the more practical
courses on campus, the vocational course of
air conditioning and refrigeration met under
the instruction of Mr. Robert Davis. The
class was offered for three periods each day
providing students with knowledge ofmajor
and minor repairs on refrigeration units.
Consisting of mostly shopwork with
some classwork, the course strived to
educate the student in repairs of refriger-
ation equipment which consisted of minor
electrical repair and installation of heating
and cooling units for the house built by the
1. Toiling over a piece of obstinate metal,
the air conditioning and refrigeration class
acquires knowledge of brazing techniques.
2. With gauges and meters, Randy Gilbert
and John Shagula put freon in a refrigerator.
3, Welding skillfully, Ricky Sholtz superbly
joins two pieces of metal.
4. Showing days of hard work, the AHS
building trades' house located on Nandenia
Circle looks forward to its completion date.
5. Calmly working, Tim Savage successfully
repairs another ice machine.
6. Using one of the complicated mechanisms,
Tommy Casady verifies a perplexity in his
7. Hammering for important experience,
Eddie Hart drives another successful nail.
8. Performing one of the many tasks of a
carpenter, Steve MeMahan operates a radial
9. Helping with the roof, Dwayne Reggie
hands up a board to fellow classmates.
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AHS building trades class.
When asked if any special assignments
were given, Mr. Davis replied, "He lthe stu-
dentj must be able to solder, trouble shoot,
charge a unit and perform basic unit repair '."
Students were able to continue in the pro-
gram for'two years so that after graduation
they could continue in the technical field
without going to trade school.
Employing skills gained in class, stu-
dents engaged their abilities for a district
meet held at AHS and the state meet held at
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Under the instruction of Mr. lohn Berry,
the building trades class was considered to
be one of the most constructive classes on
campus. Offered for three periods each day,
the students were taught basic skills of
building construction and carpentry.
joining together, the morning and after-
noon classes met to plan and build a three
bedroom and two bath house located on
Nandenia Circle in south Abilene. Giving
supplementary work, the local junior highs
helped with carpentry and construction
work. The students did the actual construc-
tion from laying the foundation to shingling
The AISD provided the cost of all
necessary materials. Even though the stu-
dents were not paid, they gained the exper-
ience of carpentry so that after graduation,
students could continue in the vocational
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Nlechanices find hope
in logical experience
With experience ranging from a car's
horn to the tailpipe, students in auto
mechanics had an opportunity to learn the
mechanical parts of the automobile and all
phases of automotive repair and service,
Given three hours a day experience, the
students gained selfconfidence in repairing
their cars and those of teachers and friends.
Under the instruction of Mr. Travis Smith,
novice mechanics gained important skills
for the present and future.
'Showing experience in classroom as well
as in the shop, the vocational class competed
among VICA in district and state categories.
ln skill speed auto mechanics, placing first
was Bobby Wagner and second was Steve
Strevel. Receiving third in auto motor
analysis was Richard Garcea. Also placing
fourth as auto electrician was David Ander-
son. Receiving first in wheel alignment,
Steve Rogers again won for AHS. Partici-
pating in selected project, Herbert Rich also
placed first. These students and others
entered VICA representing AHS which
usually showed that AHS students were
some of the best trained mechanics in the
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1. Waiting with knobs and meters in hand,
Danny Doidge prepares to analyze an engine.
2. Learning how to analyze a motor is one of
the skills that Richard Garcia learns in auto
3. Checking the differential system, Mark
Grant works steadily to gain experience.
4. With the grinder moving, Danny Gutierrez
demonstrates grinding metals in machine
Determination - a key
for basic machining
With knowledge gained through actual
experience, the 25 students enrolled in
machine shop endowed basic skills toward
the metallic profession. The course consisted
of the four major categories of machine
work, bench work, welding and theory with
several related subjects. The metal trades
course offered a promising career for the
individual who had an interest and attitude
for working with hand tools. With a variety
of hand tools, such as pliers and chisels, the
students learned the names, use and care for
hand tools. Students also used the hand
tools in bench work to make a special
project which incorporated fundamental
metal working processes such as welding and
grinding. ln addition, students learned the
basic steps of welding and different types
of welds. Finally, in theory and related sub-
jects, students learned technical information
such as hardness of metal, Stressing the use
of hand tools, and power machines, Nlr.
George Credicott taught students to operate
machines, to make projects and to develop
the close tolerance needed for machining
With several entries in VICA compe-
tition, the AHS machine shop classes showed
their skills which were achieved during the
i978-'79 school year.
5. With the use of machinery, Johnny Here
nandez shows one of the aspects of the
6. Working with metals is one of the skills
Jerry Lambert learns as he demonstrates.
7. With hope of becoming a machinist,
James Claxton gains basic maching skills.
8. Engulfed in machines, Johnny Martinez
feels he can accomplish the vocational
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1. Using a radical arm saw is not easy, but
Pete Lopez finds the task quite simple.
2, Shaping wood is one of Rick Gibbs shown
by his Woodworking projects.
3. Expressing her creative talents, Kathy
Augustadt designs her leather craft,
4. Discovering that she enjoys toolingleather,
Christie Higgins works on her masterpiece.
5. Smoothing his leather to the design, Jake
Lomez bevels his leather for a coaster.
6. Smoothing off the rough edges on his
woodworking, Larry Rodriguez looks up to
take a break from his tedious work.
7, While preparing to design a coffee table
leg, Rodney Edwards takes the necessary
precautions to insure his safety.
8. Showing how to lace a single loop stitch
key case, Mr, Ned Follis leather crafts
teacher, shows his expertise,
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Related skills crafts
appeal to students
Providing the students with a useful,
sellable skill that could last a lifetime, wood-
working and leathercrafts were the do-it-
yourself class of Abilene High. In the world
of rising inflation, a skill that allowed stu-
dents to cut costs was worth the money
Feeling that it was worth their time and
money, students financed all their projects.
They also cut all the wood for the class.
General woodworking which consisted of
juniors and seniors had two required projects
for the i978-'79 school year. Their instruce
tor, Mr. Ned Follis, required that they make
a tape rack and also a T-base table.
After completing these projects, they
moved on to bigger and better things such as
a china hutch and a wardrobe cabinet, The
students also made other objects such as a
checkerboard or a stereo cabinet.
If a student chose leathercrafts, he also
had a lot of exciting things to make. Bill'
folds, keycases, mini-purses and comb cases
were just a few of the crafts that interested
After completing their projects, stu'
dents took them to regional and state
competition to compete with other students.
Regional competition took place at Abilene
Christian University, then they traveled to
Waco for state competition.
When the year was over and all projects
completed, the students found that all their
hard work and effort was worth the trouble
since they had learned skills which would
benefit them the rest of their lives.
Career seekers find
glimmer in electricity
Consisting of basic electrifying tech-
niques, the radio-tv classes under the instruc-
tion of lVlr. lim Simpson revealed indis-
pensable projects. With a combination of
classroom and labwork, the 22 students who
enlisted in the program learned to repair and
adjust electronic equipment such as radios
As a special project, students were
assigned to build an AC-DC radio which
consisted of aligning and trouble shooting
the unit. With this project and other repairs
of various electronic units, the radio-tv
workshop was busily bubbling with students
diagnosing and correcting problems.
Entering contests in district and state
divisions, students enrolled in the course
gained critical experience in VICA compe-
tition. This experience was aimed at helping
them in the future when they would repair
various electric home appliances in newly
found jobs after graduation.
1. With Dr. Kiley fading in and out, Tim
Casterner adjusts another television,
2. Gaining knowledge with his electrical unit
diagram, Charles Bledsoe acquires still
another aspect of electrical trades.
3. Fixing his pocket radio, Gilbert Luna is
distracted from his concentration.
4. Trouble shooting a unit, Lee Zirns finds
that radio-tv contains many different tech-
With various jobs on campus and in
Abilene, the vocational career seeking stu-
dents of electrical trades class worked dili-
gently for experience in the field of elec-
tricity. Expressing themselves through their
work, the students gained knowledge from
wiring the KAHS radio speakers located in
the ceiling of the cafeteria to wiring houses
built by AHS and CHS building trades
During the l978-'79 school year, elec-
trical trades stressed basic electricity,
residential, commercial and industrial wiring.
Students in electrical trades learned facts
about basic electrical power which consisted
of electric motor controls and distribution
of electric power. Learning the steps of
wiring and types of wires, the students also
experienced wiring residential dwellings and
With VICA competition in district and
state divisions, students learned the value of
a skillful electrician by employing skills
already gained in class.
5. Putting fuses into a circuit breaker box,
Donny Dabney gains critical experience for
a future electrical career.
6. Practicing his skills, David Garza wires a
plug in hope of bettering his talents.
7. With an equation as his security, Boyd
Burleson hopes of not malfunctioning his
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from rodeo entrants
Rosin, piging strings, spurs, bats and
saddles . . . What did these items have in
common? How about hour after hour of
practicing, sore muscles and financial sup-
port for equipment? No one else at AHS
except the rodeo club knew the slang and
pains of rodeoing.
Rodeos set their claws deep in the AHS
Eagles. Day after day of repetition showed
as a faint glow when the club members gave
up dates and after school free time to show
Tracing their heritage back to the
beginning of the Old West, rodeo clubbers
carried on the tradition of the almost for-
gotten cowpoke. With after school jobs and
financial help from parents, clubbers rode
in individual events around the Big Country
as well as statewide. Some cowboys and
cowgirls such as sophomore Fred Hernandez,
competed not only in Texas but also in
other states. With a gross income of approxi-
mately S6,000 during the i978 season, Fred
planned for another successful summer in
The 1978-'79 season brought goals
closer to being reached as rodeo club mem-
bers rode to achieve higher ratings.
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Agriculture classes irrigate agri - business
Confirming leadership and establishment in
farming and ranching, the FFA grew under
the instruction of Mr. Bill Scott and Mr,
jackie Richards. Offered as a sequel course,
agriculture classes provided students with
comprehension of an agri-business vocation,
Stressing the important role of farmers, the
ll4 students enrolled in FFA entered con-
tests in different fields and met frequently
for extra curriculum activities as well as
Vocational agriculture classes were
classified into VA l, VA ll, VA Ill and
Co-op Agriculture providing the student
with conception in training of agriculture.
The first year in agriculture, known as VA l,
presented students with the basic classifica-
tion of domestic ranch animals such as hogs,
poultry and cattle. VA ll, the second sequel,
taught students ranch management and
identification of diseases which consisted
from feed rations to blackleg. VA lll intro
duced students to self assurance in farming
and ranching. Students learned range and
farm conditions from Maine to California
with emphasis on the Big Country. Co-op
Agriculture, a course where students worked
half a day, taught students agri-business with
on the job training. In these classes, students
were taught patience in agriculture and
gained experience through required projects
which were supervised under Mr. Scott and
Entering contests in meats, livestock,
poultry, dairy cattle, dairy products and
land judging, students were given additional
training in a field of interest. These judging
teams competed in district, regional, and
state levels and also went to several meets in
Fort Worth, Stephenville, Lubbock, Abilene,
San Angelo, College Station and Sweetwater.
On the average, AHS judging teams and con-
testants were highly successful.
1. In their dreams, cowboys sometimes
visualize themselves as the world ehampion's
2. With repetitions over and over, Fred
Hernandez improves his roping skills.
3. Showing in the local FFA show, Becky
Lackey, sweetheart of the club, takes part
in the display.
4. Thoroughly explaining lamb carcasses,
Mr. Bill Scott prepares his meat judging team
for a workout.
5. Listening to a lecture on farm conditions,
Jere Madison ponders an approaching test
6. FFA Officers. BOTTOM ROW: Mike
Gillis Qsentinelj, Tracy Henderson freporterj,
Donny Purvis Qseeretaryj, Chuck Dubose
Qpresidentj, Dee MeGlothin ftreasurerj, Matt
Tarply tvice presidentj, Becky Lackey
Escaping from the daily routine, Mr. Tom
Riley takes time to get a permanent, while
Regina Black gives him a manicure.
2. Concentrating on having the perfect wig,
Rosa Esquivel prepares for the district con-
3. Styling up for a big date, Kathy Davis
Waits excitedly while Teresa Adkins prac-
tices for a career as a beautician.
4, Worrying over her hair's future Christy
Cunningham Waits patiently for Regina
Black to finish her new hair style.
5, Preparing for the state board exam,
Michelle Miller combs outa wiglet,
6, Practicing on giving manicures, Forest
Dennis prepares Chris Griffin's nails.
7. Washing hair becomes the main interest
for Jill Belcher while Mrs, Dorothy Jones
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Concentration was one of the most
important elements needed in Mrs. Willeen
Roberts' cosmetology classes. During this
two-year course which students could begin
their junior year, students were challenged
by the necessary knowledge needed to
succeed in hair fashions. The classes which
were separated into three hours a day for
each student, gave them the actual exper-
ience and practice useful in their area.
Throughout the two years, students
prepared for the state board licensing by
completing lab work. Working on wigs took
much concentration as did their final step of
perfecting their designs on customers. The
state board exam, the highlight of the year,
was taken by qualifying seniors on the first
or second week during May in Austin.
Students also participated in different
contests at the district and state leyels.
Officers of the club competed in areas of
leadership and speech. Girls often joined the
VICA Wocational Industrial Clubs of
Americaj in order to compete in these areas
Cosmetology classes were capable of
doing almost any kind of hairstyle just as a
beauty shop could. In fact, after passing the
state board exam, the seniors were able to
work in a beauty shop knowing that their
abilities were among the best.
Three R's replaced by course curriculum
Who said that school was just reading,
writing, and 'rithmetic? Not true! Students
at Abilene High could leave the traditional
classes and enroll in classes that would help
them enter the working world. ICT ilndus-
trial Cooperative Trainingl and DE fDistri-
butive Educationl classes at AHS offered to
students the basics of industrial type jobs
and retail sales.
Mr. Bill Decker, ICT instructor, said
that the classroom sessions were for students
to study areas that would help them in
becoming successful in the world of work.
Also the students researched the theories
and technical aspects of their particular
occupation. The students participated in
welding, air conditioning, refrigeration, elec-
trical trades, printing, construction, machine
shop and auto mechanics.
Mr. Cecil Couch, Distributive Education
teacher, revealed many valuable aspects to
the class. Students received retail training in
high school which helped them later in life.
They also acquired a confidence and under-
standing of the business world that they
normally would not have gained without
the help of the class. A few of the areas were
general merchandizing, marketing and adver-
Learning was no longer the three R's.
The ICT and Distributive Education changed
that theory, and in the meantime, made the
working world fun.
1. Brass wine bottle openers, valued at
525.00 is one of the many meticulous jobs
Randahle Lohse and Bryan Lawrence
encounter at Rogar Manu faeturing Company.
2. Cutting metal with a lathe, district
machine Winner and VICA president David
Atkins shows a look ol' determination while
working at Abilene Tube and Channel.
3. Early morning classes seem to give stu-
dents a more "driving" incentive to learn.
Coach James HTater" Boynton tries to make
clear the importance of driving safely to his
6. Electric motors need cleaning too, and
Steven Mitchell spares no exception while
employed at National Electric.
7. Learning the rules of the road are impor-
tant to driver's education student Judy
Welch as she studies the Texas Driver's
8. After receiving her provisional license,
Debbie Flores attempts to back her car into
one of the hard-to-find parking places in the
student parking lot.
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HDad, can l have the keys to the car?"
This familiar question to many fatherscame
when their children had received their
driver's license with the aid of driver educa-
tion classes offered at Abilene High.Although
the classes were held during zero period at
7:30 a. m., so many students were enrolled
that often students were turned away.
Before the actual driving began, the students
had the privilege of taking their written
exam at school. Department of Public Safety
officers brought the written tests to the
The test, which consisted of two parts,
rules and signs, had to be passed with a
minimum of seventy points. The prize was,
of course, the much awaited beginner's
The beginner's permit allowed the stu-
dents to do their student driving. For twelve,
nerve-wracking days, the driver's education
was driving education. Students perfected
their parallel parking and learned to manip-
ulate the automobiles with skill and grace.
Finally the big day arrived. After six
toilsome weeks of study and two grueling
weeks of driving, the students were eligible
for his or her provisional license. The ulti-
mate test was driving at the Department of
After passing the test, the student said
goodbye to the days of driving with Mom,
Dad or anyone else over the age of eighteen,
Another licensed driver had been created
through the help of the AHS driver educa-
1. Having her blood pressure taken by Carol
Carol Worthing participates in an
2. HECE students Charlene Claxton and
Celeste Blackman Search through file cab-
3. In addition to teaching HECE students,
Mrs. Sue Day also supervises them on their
4, Preparing for a health career, Tammy
Flaxbarth works in a doctor's office.
5, Working at Abilene Diagnostic Center,
Julie Reece examines a slide.
6. Students in Mrs. Day's HECE class spend
one hour in class and the remainder at work.
HOE, HECE offer
Expectant graduates at AHS were con-
tinaually asking the question, "What am l
going to do after high school?'l For many,
college was not the only answer. Health
Occupations Education CHOEl and Home
Economics Cooperative Education QHECEJ
two of the many alternatives available to
career oriented students.
HOE, taught by Mrs. Avis Waldrop,was
a full year vocational course available to
juniors or seniors. HOE introduced students
to health careers through classroom and
work situations. "The students feel they are
interested in some kind of career in health,
and this is a good way to learn a little more
about it, plus earning some money while
doing it before entering college," said Mrs.
HECE, like HOE, was a full year voca-
tional course available to juniors for either
one or two years and to seniors for one
year. Mrs. Sue Day, HECE instructor, stated,
"HECE gives students an opportunity to
grow in independence and take on more
responsibility." Working in day care centers
and other home economics related occupa-
tions, students prepared for life after high
Since both HOE and HECE were half
day courses, students attended school half of
the day to obtain credits that might be
needed if they chose to enter college.
This arrangement enabled students to work
during the rest ofthe day, opening the door
for a career which did not require a college
Students apply skills
Fantastic opportunities faced students
studying in Vocational Office Education as
they planned for a future career by devel-
oping office skills.
Any student planning a future as a
secretary or an office worker could be
guaranteed a job in an office after the VOE
Students were required to enter Pre-
VOE their junior year. Pre-VOE was a two-
period class that could have been taken
either third and fourth periods or sixth and
seventh periods. Later as a senior, they were
required to only take a one-hour course to
complete their training.
jobs were found for those who were to
be in VOE by the VOE teachers. The seniors
worked half of their school day at this new
found job. Some students even kept this job
after their graduation.
Seniors, as well as juniors, attended the
regional contest in Big Spring, Texas,
February 22-24. Four juniors placed first in
their own categories. Karen Burton placed
first in Information Communications Level
lg Regina Cooley placed first in Prepared
Verbal Communications Level lg Pam Cope-
land placed first in Extemporaneous Speech
Level l, and Kelly jennings placed first in
Typing Level l. These four juniors went to
state competition in Houston, March 29, 30,
31. Any first or second place winners from
state were to attend national competition
in Cincinnati, Ohio, April ll-l4.
Nlrs. judy Bird served as the Pre-VOE
teacher, while Mrs. Ouida Harkey was the
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2. Pleased with her satisfaction Kelly
Jennings approves of the vocational courses
offered at Abilene High.
3. One of the skills Lori Smith encounters
in VOE is rapidly mastered.
4. Reading over directions for stencil typing,
Jani Freedman concentrates in an effort to
retain the material.
5. Mastering an adding machine, Evette
Huber learns the key to knowledge is prac-
6. Overseeing the class, Mrs. Judy Byrd
glances upward to answer a question.
7. Facts and figures must correlate as
Rhogenia Deatherage assumes responsibility.
8. Displaying plaques won at the district
VOE competition are: FRONT ROW: Evette
Huber, Kelly Jennings and Karen Burton.
BACK ROW: Debra Lewis, Drenda Thomas,
Regina Cooley and Pam Copeland.
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facets of a lifestyle
For the average students, the real world
included weekends of Friday night dates,
Saturday shopping sprees and an occasional
Sunday service when there was no late night
For others, the real world was present
with the mark ups, the clearance sales, the
close out sales, the shopping centers, super-
markets, gasoline hikes, phone bills, washing
and drying, cleaning and cooking. Yet- to
answer the call of help, the ever constant
hint of survival remained-the part-time job.
As prices rose quickly, the minimum
wage slowly increased to compensate. Yet,
many fell under the curse of too many bills
and not enough money.
So, all in all, once again the circle of life
played its game. As money was made it was
spent, all a part of the real world.
1. Offering a variety of foods to AHS stu-
dents, A Sc W appears empty before the
2. Combining clubs with classes is an art that
students quickly master at Abilene High.
3. Students recognize Abilene businesses as
the Flashlight recognizes the students.
4. Posing for club group shots allows time
for planning as school sponsored clubs
provide a unique atmosphere for the halls of
5. Modes of transportation offer students
reasonable means of motion as Lori Ricker
chooses a taste for motorcycles.
6. Precision cuts and styles are offered to
students by the leaders of fashion hair-
styling throughout Abilene.
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Students find mature fashions
Grown-up and fashionable are the looks that catch the Abilene
High girl's eye. A wide selection of fashionable clothes are for sale
at Fashion Lane, 3648 N. Sixth. Sam mie Myrick models a suit for the
fashion conscious woman.
Ida Mae Newton of Estes House of Fashion helps Diana Greer
select a dress for a night on the town. Estes House of Easion, at 3101
N. 12th, has an almost limitless supply of beautiful clothes for the
Fashionable, mature-looking clothes can be hard to find some-A
times. The talented staff at Grigby's Rag Doll, 718 S. Leggett, can
help find the right clothes. Cindy Guy and Stacy Leeth find an outfit
that they like.
Betty White, owner of Aunt Betty's Rags, located at 144 Westgate
Mall, shows a stylish dress to Iulie Salmon.
Also available to students was the wide selection of unusual toys
and gifts available at Caldwells Gift Shop. Linda Montez and
Marelyn Bridges, cuddle adorable stuffed animals. Everyone will fall
in love with an unusual gift from CaIdweII's Gifts, 1017 N.
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Abilene merchants provide many means
of enjoyment. Susan Taylor has found a
motorcycle to hot-rod around town. The
Yamaha 500 is at DaIgreen's Yamaha, 2025
Martha Pittman selects a gift from
Luskey's Western Store, 3112 N. First.
Luskey's has a wide selection of western
clothes and accessories.
Varieties of stylish fashions can be found
at Sears, 155 Sayles. lane Reed and Laura
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Andrews Adam . . ,, , , ,
Andrews Grace . . . . .13
Andrews, Nancy . . . . . .76
Anthony, Kathy . . . . . .56
Anderson, Andy . . . . . . .262
Aguirre, Roaslva . . . . , ,56
Armendariz, David ..... 13, 187
Aranda, Esther . . . . . .
Arispe, Gracie ..... ....
Arnold, Glenn ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Ashenfelter, Channing . .13, 110
Ashlock, Ken ...............
Atkins, David ......... 13, 226
Athletes Foot ..,.. ..... 2 34
Augustadt, Cathy ....... 4,
Augustadt, Ronald . . . .... .76
Aunt Betty's Rags . . . . . . .234
Austin, Debbie .....
Barr, Sandra ....... ......
Barrett Body Shop . . . . . .249
Bartley, Sandra .... .... 1 3
Barzia, Rachel .... ..... 1 22
Basey, Michael ..............
Basketball, Va1'sity . 127, 132
Bassett, Linnie ............ 76
Batson, Kathy .... 14, 118, 119
Bold Gold 1,2, Cheerleader 35
Christian Club 1,25 Student
Council Repr. 2
Battee, Karen .....
Baxter, Timothy ...... 13, 14,
Football 1, Choir 1,2,33 Chris-
tian Club 1,2,3g Basketball 2g
Student Council Repr. 2,3
Bayley, Fernando .
Bayne, Tammy ....,. 272, 273
Bayzcki, Theresa . .
Bealls ........... ..... 2 64
Beard, Regina .... ......
Bearden, Lori ..... .... 5 6
. . 179,122
Bledsoe, Charles .......... 220
Blondeau, Carrie ..... 186, 187
Bobo, Elizabeth . .
Boland, Jeff .....
Bold Gold ......
Bolls, Ann ......
Booker, Stanely . .
Booker, Sybil ....
Booker, Rene . .
Boone, Phillip, ,
Borcik, Debbie .
22, 23, 26,
.. ..... 122
B's Ceramic Mud Hens ..... 253
Baack's Blossom Shop
Beasley, Ms. Barbara . . . . . .
Beck, William ....... .... 5 6
Bordelon, Dan . . . . . . .204
Borden Milk ..... .... 2 64
Borrego, Debbie. . . . . . .108
Bounds, Frances . . .... . .
Behrens, Joseph . . .
Bourland, Becky ..... 272, 273
Bourland, Dawn . . .57, 14,192
tirland, Jimmy Dan . . .28, 29
Bowden, Jerry , , ,
Bowen, Bonnie . .
Bowen, Terry. . . . . . .
Baber, Gina ............. 273
Backer, Curtis ...... . . .56
Badillo, Raymond . . . . . . . . .
Bagwell, Lisa .... .....,...
Bailey, Bruce .,. ...117, 76
Bailey, Earl . . . .... . , . .
Bailey, Hattie . . . . . . . . .
Bailey, Jimmy , , .,,,,, , ,
Bailey, Karen .... ....... 7 6
Bailey, Kenneth .. ...56, 201
Bailey, Patty . . . .,,, , , , ,
Bailey, Velvet ,,,,.. , , ,13
Baker, Brett ...,,,,,,, , , ,13
Varsity football 1,2
Baker, Curtis ...,........, 56
Baker, Jackie ...............
Belcher, Jill .... ...225, 56
Belew, Darrell . . ...... . .
Bell, Amie ,... ...... 5 7
Bell, Craig .. ...11O, 14
Bell, James ...............
Bell, Scott ...............
Benavidez, Angel . .14, 208,209
Benavidez, Eva ............
Bennett, Bobbie . . . .
Berkett, Brad . . . . . . .57
Berry, Mr. John . . . .
Berry, Kenny . . .
Bowie, Danny . . .
Bowland, Becky . . .
Bowles, Carl .....
Boyd, Jennifer . . .
Boyd, Susan ......
Boynton, Brooks ...... 14, 127
Boynton, Mr. James , . .127, 227
Bozarth, Sherry , ......... .
Brabbin, Cindy . . .
Bradshaw, James ..........
Alfred's Gardens. . . . . .261
Allbright, Sondra . . . . . . . . . .
Allen, Becky .... ..... . 12
Allen, Daniel . . . . . .56, 134
Allen, Larry . . . .... . .76
2 92-Index Credits
Balanciere, Michael . . . 56, 141,
Balanciere, Paula ...,,, 13, 122
Bold Gold 13 ROTC 2,33 Vol-
leyball 1,2,3g All-district 3
Berry, Melisa . . .
Best, Delia ....
Brabford, Mike . .
Biddix, Carrie . .
Bilbrey, John . . .
Bradley, Mr. Larry .,.. 116, 117
Billings offices . .
. . .179
Bradshaw, Stephen ........ 57
Brady, Don ................
Brady, John . . .15, 110, 115, 76
Bratton, Linda ..........,...
Brecheen, John ...... , . .
Brecheen, Marcus ...... 23, 57,
64, 95, 146
Brecheen, Stacey ...,....
Brewczynski, Dee .......
Brewster, Robin .........
Bold Gold 1,2,3, Basketball 1
Bridges, Darla ........ 15, 199
Band 1 ,2,3, math club 2, Chris-
l tian club 1, national honor so-
ciety 2,3, UIL ready writing 3
Bridges, Marelyn .... 15, 6, 95,
118, 119, 178, 234, 273
Track 1, bold gold 1,2, cheer-
leader 3, jr. class favorite 2,
Who's Who 3, student council
representative 1, DAR award
Bridges, Russell .........
Bridgestock, Greg .......
Briesacher, Larry . . . . . .57
Brister, Mrs. Jozell ....... . . .
Brister, Thomas ......... . . .
'Britton, Cindy . . . .... 57, 174
,Brock, Amy ..... ..... . 15
'Bromley, Laura ...,...,. .15
.Brooks,Faye .......,.., .15
Claxton, Toney . .
OEA club 2,3g FHA club 1,2,
bold gold 1
Chatman, Cliff . . .
Chatman, John ....
Chatman, Melanie . .
Chatham, Ricky ....
Chavana, Jesse . . .
Chesser, Craig . . .
Chia, Skilla ....
Chick, Debra ....
Caballero, Derrick .... 16, 119,
124,125, 126, 128,151
Caffey, Mark ............. 58
Caldwell's Gift Shop ...... 236
Caldwell, Glenn ... .. . . . .16
Caldwell, Mrs. Janelle ..... 182
Childers, Carolyn ...... 21, 291
Childers, Lucy . . . ..... .78
Chism, Sandra ..... .... 2 0
Chittum, Angela . . . . . . .20
Chittum, James ....
Christansen, Tracy . . .
Christian, Andrei ......... 134
Christopher, Michelle . . .20, 273
Churchman, Cheryl ..........
Cisneros, Debbie ....... 20, 67
Cisneros, Linda ........... 59
Caldwell, Keven . . . . . . .58
Comacho, Joann . . .... 58
Comacho, Junior . . .... 58
Camacho, Yolanda . . . . . . .58
Campbell, J. Lynn . .. . . . .78
Campbell, Johnny . . . . .78
Campbell, Patricia . ..... .
Campbell, Sherry . . .... 58
Campbell, Teresa . . .... 16
Cannon, Donna ... .....
Cannon, Harold .............
Cannon, JoAnne ...,...... 16
Cannon, Kent ........ 175, 58
Cannon, Richard .......... 16
Cantu, Gloria ..... ..... 1 0
Cantu, Ruben . . ........ 58
Caparella ,..... . . .276, 277
Carey, Amanda ........... 58
Cargile, Brian ......... 16, 164
Cisneros, Richard ......... 117
City, Herbert ..... 2
Clarck, Gary ......
Clarck, John . . . . .
Clarck, Tammy . .
Claspill, Mike ......
Claunch, Stephen . . .20, 55, 208
Claxton, Charlene ........ 229
Claxton, James . ......... 217
Claxton, Thomas . . . . . .59
Brooks, Jerry .... 189, 77,
Brooks, Larry ..........
Brooks, LaVerne . . .
Brooks, Tonya ....
Brooks, Verdina . . . . .
Brown, Dana . . . . . . .15
Brown, Ernest . . ..... . . .
Brown, Jane .... .... 1 5, 290
Brown, Jeanie . . . . .272, 273
Brown, Jeffery .... ..... . . .
Brown, Joe ......... 156, 202
Brown, Leslie ........... .15
varsity gymnastics 1,2, bold
gold 1, FHA 2, Who's Who 3
Brown, Lucy ...............
Brown, Marchelle ...... 15, 280
Brown, Stacey . . ..., 281, 57
Brown, Todd . . . ..... . .15
Brown, Tonya . . ........ 15
Brown Vir inia
, g .............
Broyles, Timothy . . .16, 201, 40
Choir 1,2,3, Christian Club
German club 2,3, national hon-
or society 3, harmony 3
Bruce, Les ..110, 111,114,115
Bryant, Jeffery .............
Bryant, Ms. Leona ....
Buchanan, James . . .
B-tglet, Thomas ........... 72
Bullock, Thomas ...... 57 , 72
B'LTnkley's sound systems . . .262
Burch, Adam ......... 57 134
Burchett, Mark . . .... 57
Burk, Gayle ....... . . .116
Burkett, Bradley . . . . . . . . .
Burks, Russel .... ........
Burleson, Boyd . . . . .57, 220
Burleson, Carl ..............
Burnett, Benita ...... 135 202
Burnett, Sharon . .
Burton, Kahteryn ......... 16
Burton, Kathy ..........
Burton, Ms. Patricia . . .
, Karen ....... 191,
Burton, Ruth ....... ......
Bush, George ...... .... 4 6
Butler, Diane . . .
Butler, Earnest . . .
Butler, Ginger . . . . . . .
Butler, Kerry . . .
Bynum, William . . . . .201
Byrd, Kathy .... .... 1 6
Byrd, Michael . . . . .211
Data Processing 2,3, Honor So-
ciety 2,35 Key Club 1,2,3
Carlisle, Holly ............ 16
Flashlight 1,2,3, Bold Gold 1.
Carmichael, Jo ............ 78
Carpenter, Leslie . . , . . . . . . .
Carver, Cathy ...... . . ,108
Carriger, Tommy . . . . . . . .
Carrillo, Ermalinda . . . . .17
Carrillo, Shirley ........... 78
Carrien, Christopher ....... 78
Carrion, Diane ...... ....
Carrion, Leonard . . . . . . .
Carrol, Bridget ..... .... 7 8
Carroll, Ms. Martha ..........
Carson, Jimmy .,...,.,..,, 17
Carter, Camil ......... 17, 281
Carter, Greg ........ 109, 154,
155, 156, 167
Carter, June ................
Carter, Linda . . . . . . .17
Carter, Lisa .... .... 5 8
Carter, William . . . , . , . . .
Carver, Cathy .... ....... 8 1
Casady, Tommy ....... 58, 214
Casas, Elda ........ 17, 98, 291
HOE 2,3, Who's Who Among
American High School Stu-
dents 3, National Honor Soci-
Cass, Michael ............. 17
Castanon, Richard . . . . . . . .
Casterner, Tim ..... . . .221
Castillo, Alpha ............ 58
Casterner, Tim ........... 221
Castillo, Debera ........ 17, 98
FHAIHERO Club 2,35 Vice
Claybrook, Toni . .
Clements, Mr. Bill .
Works .......... 235
Cleveland, Mr. Glen . . 146
Clevenger, Carol ........... 20
Drama-1, Bell Canto Choir-
1g O. E. A.-33 Senior V. O. E.
Clevenger, Gaylynn ........ 59
Clevenger, Lisa ........ 136, 59
Cloud, Paul .............. 78
Cluck, Mrs. Marilyn ..........
Coates, Nelson ....... 20, 118,
167, 141, 119
Math and Science Club 2,3g
Pres. 3g Concert Choir 1,2, Re-
gion Choir 2, District Choir 2g
Eagle Squad 3g Christian Club
1,2, Flashlight Staff 2,33
Sports Editor 3, Varsity
Gymnastics 1,2,3g Sing Song 35
Sing Song Host 2g Publicity
Manager KAHS 3, Eagle Revue
1,2g Student Council Repre-
sentative 1,2,3g National Hon-
or Society 2,3g Whois Who in
American High Schools, 33
UIL Madrigal 1,31 UIL Solo
Cobb, Cyntia ............. 59
Coca-Cola ......... . . .252
Coddington, Barbara .........
Cody, Pat ............... 281
Coker, Sharon ............ 59
Cole, Cindy ........... 20, 27
FTA Sec. 2, Pres. 33 Honor So-
ciety 2,3g Who's Who Among
Conner, Wendell ...... 110, 21
Conner, Yvonne . . . .... . . . .
Cook, Alison . .
Cook, Bearden .
Cook, Carole . .
Cook, Donna ....... 21, 30, 31
Honor Society 2,3, Bold Gold
1,2, Squad Leader 3, French
Club, lg Historian 2, V-Pres. 3g
Who's Who of American High
School Students 2
Cook, Jeff .................
cook, Tammy . . 21, 27, 28, 29,
32, 33, 121, 192
Sr. Class SecfTreasurer 3, Bold
Gold 1,2, president 3, Ex-
change club 3, Christian club
. ........ 1159
team 1, French
Cook, Vicki ................
Cooley, Donna . . . . . . .202
Cooleu, Regina . . .... 231
Cooper, Randy . . . . . .
Cooper, Rebecca . .. .. . . .
Copeland, Pamela . . . . . . .231
Copher, Mark ....,..........
Copsey, Brenda ........... 21
Bold Gold 1, Christian Club 1,
O. E. A. 2, Vice president 3
Corning, Loella . ......... 176
Cornish, Peter ........ 21, 273
Key Club Vice Pres. 2,3, Data
Processing club 2,3
Cortez, Becky ........... 290
Cortez, Joe ...,.., . . .191
Cortina, James . . . .. . . . .
Cortinaz, Esther . . . , .136
Cortinez, John . . , . . . . .
Cortinez, Linda . . . . . .
Cortinez, Ray . . . . . . .
Cory, Melinda ..... .... 2 1
Cosby, Kathleen . . . . . .141
Cosson, Anita .....
ROTC 1,2, HECE 3
Cottrell, Tina ....,.
Couch, Cecli ......
Couch, Mishelle .... .... 2 1
OEA 2, Chaplin 3
Craig, M .......... .....
Couch, Shannon . . , . . . . . .
Couch, Steve .... . . .187
Cowart, Carla . . . . . . .21
Cox, Suzzette . . . . .176
Cozby, Grady . .. . . . .21
Cozby, Kathleen . . . . . . . .
Craft, James ................
Craig, Dixie ................
Craig, Laura ...... 54, 201, 203
Craig, Matt ........... 21, 23,
25, 119, 208
Orchestra 1,2,3, Track 1,2,3g
Tournament Speech 3, Sing
Song, Co-Director 3, Student
Craig, Susan ............. 202
Castillo, Joe .....
, Juanita . . .
Castillo, Maria. . .
Castillo, Omega. . .
Castillo, Rosita. . . .
Amer. High School Students
Cole, Donna .......
' Mss. Margaret .
Collier, Melody ....
Castleberry, Mary . .
Castner, Timothy . .
Castro, Lyndia . , .
Castro, Ruben. . .
Caylor, David .... - - A
Center, Edwin ......
Chalcraft, Mrs. Susanne ......
Champion, Rocky . . .
Chance, Tammy . . .
Chapple, Edward ....
Chapman, Melody . . .
200, 201, 59
Collins, Don ................
Collins, Ms. Lynda ........ 199
Collins, Rodney .... .... 7 9
Collins, Terri .... .... 5 9
Combs, James ..,...........
Concert Choir ............ 54
Condray , Tim
Cone, Jimmy ..............
y, Linda ............
Conner, Danny.. .117, 156, 79
Crangill, Madora ....
Crawford, Gerald ...... .....
Crawford, Gwendolyn ..... 121
Crawford, Joanna ........ 201
Credicott, George ,..,,.,,.,,
Crisman, Kyle ....... 117, 202
Crowthwaite, Laticia . . .62, 202
Crouch, Peggy ..............
Crowder, Sherry .......... 60
Cullen, Eetta .............
Cumby, Myra .24, 28, 29, 32, 33
OEA treasurer 2, president 35
Class Reporter 2,35 Student
Cummings, Billy .......... 49
Cummings, Janet . . . . . . .
Cummings, Karne . .
Cummings, Sheila .... 80, 167,
Currie, Steve ............. 24
Currie, Tammy . . .
Curtis, Billy . . . .
Curtis, Celeste ....... 202, 204
Curtis, Melanie ....
Curtis, William ....
Cutbirth, Lisa . .
Dabney, Donnie ,...
Dabney, Tommy . . .
DaCosta, Carlos . .
DaCosta, Thomas . . .
Dail, Mary .....i...
Dalgreens Yamaha ,
Dambach, Cynthia . I.
Dambach, Denise . . .
Danenberg, Diane . .
Daniel, Debbie . . .
Daniel, Norma . . .
Daniels, Debbie . .
Daniels, Sheila .....
Daniels, Stefen ......
Dannenberg, Darren . .
Dannenberg, Diane . .
Darnell, Cynthia . . .
Darnell, Laura . . .
Darnell,Marilyn . . .
Darnell, Melinda . . .
Darwin, Percy . . .
Daughtery, Etta . .
Davidson, David ....
Davidson, Pamela . . .
Davie, Pam ......
Davis, Avis .....
Davis, Belinda ......
Davis, Cecilia ...,...
Bold Gold-1,2, French Club-
1,2,3g Honor Society 2,3g
Gage, Wendy ............. 32
Easley, Carol ........
Davis, Eddie ............. 117
Davis, Jennifer ........,... 60
Davis, Kathleen. . . 185, 224
Davis, Lana .............. 24
Davis,iMike . . . ,....., . . . .
Davis, Pam .... ...... 7 2
Davis, Randy . . . . .24, 187
Davis, Rhonda ... . . . . ..
Davis, Robert. . . . . . . . .
Davis, Russell . . . .... . .25
Davis, Tammie . . . .... . . . .
Davis, Trudy ... . . . 135, 122,
Davis, Wilma .... ........
Dawkins, Judith . . . .... . .60
Dawkins, Stephen . . . . . . .
Day, Sue ....... . . .229
DeAnda, Danny . . . . .
DeAnda, Joe .......
Dentler, Dale . . .
Dentler, Lesa ......... 25, 280
DePew, Grace ......... . . .25
DE sec.ltreas.-35 Homeroom
sec. 1,2,3g Varsity tennis 1,2,
Depoyster, Jaime .......... 80
Depue, Kelly ....
Diaz, Evelyn .
Dienner, Judy . .
Diggs, Kevin ....
Dockter, Debra .
Dodd, can ........
Dodson, Police Chief Warren .15
Doidge, Danny .......
Dooley, Jo , ...., . .
Doonan, Pauline . . .
Dorsey, Mike , . . .
Dortch, Philip . .
Dossey, Larry . . .
Doughty, Denise . .
Downing, Caroyn ....
Dr. Pepper Bottling Co.
Drake, Phillip .......
Drew, Gary ...... 60
DuBose, Chuck 25, 95
FFA-1, FFA treas
pres.-35 Lone Star Farmer-33
Livestock Judging-2, Meats
Track-1, Who's Who-3
Dudley, Betty .13,25,101,187
J. V, Basketball 1,2, Christian
Club 1,2,3, UIL Drama 1,2,3g
Speech 3, Student Council
Representative 33 Bold Gold 1g
Honor Society 2,35 Drama
Club 2,39 Who's Who 3.
Dudley, Pat .
Duffy, Rose, . .
Delude, Susan. . .
. '.'. 117
Duncan, Lyle . . .
Dunn, Tim .......
Dunnington, Rodney: . .
Duran, John ...... -. .
Dutton, Jimmy ....
Duval, Mrs, Corin . .
Credit Union. . .
D 83 W Furniture. . .
Eakin, Johnny ....
Earney, Carol . . .
Eastburn, Becka ......
Eastburn, Nancy .....
Deatherage, Rhogenia. . .60, 81 ,
, 209, 231
Deatherage, Tracy ......... 80
Deatherage, Trena ......... 60
Decker, Bill .,..............
Decker, Rene .... 74, 80, 188,
Decker, Thad . . .
DeLeon, Emilia . . .
DeLeon, Juanita . . .
DeLeon, Maria .....
DeLeon, Marselle . . .
Delgado, Rose ....
DeLuna, Thomas . . .
Dempsey, Debbie ...... 60, 187
Dendy, D'Lynn ........... 80
Denney, Beth . . .
Dennis, Forest . .
Dennis, Jay . . .
.. . .80, 202
Echols, Stephen . . . . .
Eck, Denise ...... . .
Edmond, Alice . .
. . .80
. . .eo
. . . . . . .80
Ellis, John ,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
Ellis, Paul .....
Ellis, Ronnie . .
English, Mary . .
Esman, Mr. Ron ...... 102, 109
Esparza, Richard ............
Esparza, Tony ,....... 80, 108
Espinoza, Glenda ............
Esquivel, Rosa ..... 28, 22, 290
. ..... 13, 88
Estes, Don .................
Estes House of Fashion .... 236
Cora .............. 80
Flores, Debbie ........ 64, 227
Flores, Debra . . .
....29, 61, 65
Jackie ....... 47, 80,
Flores, Manuel . . . ..... . .61
Flores, Mary ,...
Flores, Melinda . .
Flores: Raquel . . .
Nicky . . .
Olivia . . .
Estrada, Alvan . . .
Estrada, Anita . . .
Estrada, Gloria . . . . . .28, 122
Estrada, Enk ..... ...... 7 4
Estrada Ramond ..... . .61, 80
Etter, Patricia . . .
Evans, Ken ......
.. ...... 61
.. .... 80
Flores, Rebecca ...........
Flores, Richard ...... 29, 111,
Varsity Football 1,2, All Dis-
trict Defense Tackle, All Dis-
trict Offense Tackle, Abilene
Exchange Club, Lineman of
the Year, Football Captain 33
Evans, Paula .... . ..... 1 7 9
Evans, Tracey ..............
Eversdyke, Julie ...... 281, 61,
Fagan, Brenda . . . . . . .
Fagan, Janet ............. 80
Faircloth, Danny ............
Fanous Brothers Jewelers . .245
Farmer, Jamie ..... 28, 29, 30,
31, 239, 273
Farmer, Marty ..........,. 61
Farmer, Tammy ........... 28
Fashion Lane ............ 236
Faulkner, Brad .... 28, 113, 112
Faver, Kent .............. 28
J. V. Basketball 1,2g Varsity
Basketball 3g Student Council
1,2, Industrial Arts Club 39
Who's Who in Am. High
School Students 2g Nat. Honor
Society 2,33 Sing Song 1,3
Favor, Robert ..............
Feemster, Randall ......... 80
Fenner, Pat ....... ...... 8 0
Fenner, Steven . . . . . .28, 143
Ferguson, Ann ....... 29, 167,
Math 82 Science Club 1,2,3g
Honor Society 2,33 Latin Club
3g German Club 1,2,3g Nation-
al Merit Scholarg Who's Who in
Am. High School Students 3g
Region Orchestra 1,2,3
Ferguson, Barry ...........
Ferguson, Deborah ........
Ferguson, Justin ..., .....
All District Track
Flores, Ruben .... . .... ,80
Flores, Terry . . . . . . , . .
Flores, Tony .. . . . . .82
Flournoy, Pam . . . . . .291
Flowers, Charles . . .
Follis, Ned ..........
rancis ...... . ..... 21 2
Ford, Steven .61, 111, 155, 156
Ford, Vince ..29, 113, 115, 156
Foreman, Gail ........ 108, 61
Foreman, Lutricia ........ 184
Foreman, Margaret .......
Forkerway, Mr, George ....
Foster, Ginger ..........
Melinda .,.... 272,
Fox, Melinda .29, 200, 201,
Christian Club 1,2,3g Vice
President 3g French Club 2,35
Orchestra 1g National Honor
Society 2,34 Concert Choir
Frances, Jaqueline ..... 29,
Jeri .......... 61
Pwandknn,Phyum ........ h.61
Francisco, Dixie ..... 82, 202
Freedman, Jani ,,,,,,,,, 231
Freeman, Terri .......... 32
Christian Club 1, Drama Club
CVAE Co-op 2,
Freeman, Tonya ,,,,,,,,, 61
French Club .,,,, , , , 26, 27
French, Robert ...,........
Fry, Jay ............... 82
Fuller, Karen ...., 59, 61, 201
Fuller, Jeanette ...... 80, 140
Futrell, Greg, . . . . . . 32, 33
Band 1,2,3g FHA 1,2
Edwards, Alice . ..... .
Edwards, Alvin .............
Edwards, Audrey ......... 102
Edwards, Beverly 80 208, 209
Edwards, Joynny ............
Edwards, Johnny ............
Edwards, Pat . . . . . .28, 185
Edwards, Ricky . ..... 201
Edwards, Rodney ..... 61, 218
Edwards, Treva . ...... 28
Elam,Anne ....... . . .80
Elam, Sharla ......... .....
Eleftheriades, Michael ...... 80
Fernandez, Ruben . . . . . .61
Fields, Carole ..... ..... 6 1
Fields, Dedderith . . ...... 80
Fields, Derrick ........ 80, 117
Fields, Gerry .,........... 29
Fields, Mike .,............ 80
Fields, Reggie .... 30, 31, 111,
113, 116, 117, 156
Fields, Ricky ...,...........
Fillman, Jerry . . . . . .61
Fine, Brent ...... . . .61
Fine, Lowell ....... .....
First Baptist Church . . . . . .268
First Christian Church .... 250
Fisher, Mr. Bill ....... ' . . .43
Fisher, Donald ...... ...,
Fisher, James ..... . . .29
Fitts, Albert ............. 291
Fitzpatrick, Deborah .........
Flacksbarth, Tammy . . 29, 179,
228, 273, 291
Flannagan, Sharon ......... 80
Flashlight ............. 12, 13
Fletcher, Gaither . . ..... 61
Gaines, Carol .,........... 32
Gaines, Darrell ...... .... 6 2
Gaines, Gary ............. 62
Gaines, Greg ...............
Gaithwright,Mr. Lyndon . .108,
Gale, Anne ............... 82
Gallaway, Lori . . . . . . .32
Gallimore, Lisa .... .... 8 2
Gallimore, Sherry . . . . . .32
Galvan, Raul ...... ....
Gandy, Erin ..... ....
Gandy, Kelly . . . . . .187
Garcia, Adam . . . ..... . . . .
Garcia, Carmen ..... 18, 19, 32
Elisia . . .
Garcia, Felix ..... 32,101,192,
195, 200, 201,203
Choir 1,2,3, Harmony 2, Band
1,2, Christian Club 1,2, Ex-
change Club 2,3
Garcia, Gail ....,.. . . .82
Garcia, Gerald . . . ..,. .82
Garcia, Gregory .... ...... 8 2
Garcia, Jena .......... 81, 122
Garcia, Jerry ..............
Garcia, Joe . . .81, 202, 203,204
Garcia, Josie ............. 32
Garcia, Lisa .............. 62
Garcia,Mary. .. .....62
Garcia, Noe ..... . . .81, 156
Garcia, Norma . . . ..... .32
Garcia, Richard . . .... 216
Garcia, Robert . . . . .32
Gardner, Mitchell . . . . . .81
Garner, Janan . . . . . , .
Garrett, Roger . . . . .81
Garrison, Judy . . . . .81
Garrison, William . . . . . .81
Gertman, Doug .
Annie . . .
Garza, David . . .
Garza, Hilda ....
Garza, Irene ....
Garza, Rachel . . .
Garza, Sylvia . . .
Garza, Toni ..........
1, Color Guard 1
Varsity Baseball 1,2,3g Varsity
Basketball 3, J. V. Basketball
Gates, Kodi .............
Gateway Realtors .......
Gathright, James .........
Gonzales, Erma ..,........ G2
Gonzales, Effie .... 62, 82, 182
Gonzales, Jesse ........... 82
Gonzales, Linda ..... .... 8 2
Gonzales, Patricia . . . . . . .
Gonzales, Rachel .... ....
Gonzales, Ricardo . . . . . . .82
Gonzalez, Rose ..... .... 8 2
Gonzales, Sandra .... .... 6 2
Gonzales, Terri . . . . . . .62
Gooch, Cheri .... .... 8 2
Goode, Molly ..... .... 6 2
Goodman, Rachel . . ..... 62
Goree, Jerry ...... ...... 8 2
Gooch, Merinda .............
Gorman, Lisa ......... 62, 122
Gorman, Wesley . . 62, 113, 115,
156, 164, 174
Grabowski, Charles ........ 33
Gragg, Penny ..... 54, 201 203
Graham, Terri ..............
Grant, Debra ..56, 62, 189 133
Grant, Glen ...... 63, 204 207
Grant, Mark ..... 33,201 223
Grantham, Melody .63, 204, 210
Gray, Mrs. Billie .......... 102
Gray, Jeff .................
Gray, Joanne ....... 6, 33, 226
Gray, Mr. John ......,... 102
Graydon, Donna . . ...... 63
Green, Anthony . .. .......
Green, Carolyn , . ...... 63
Green1ee,John ...... 82 117
Greenway, Kevin ..... 63 201
Gregg, Penny , . . .
Greer, Diana ........ 63,
236, 243 273
Greever, Eileen . . .63, 191 272
Greever, Ruth ..............
Grice, Carmen ............ 34
Griffin, Artis . . .... 82 108
Gathright, Mr. Lyndon .82,
Griffin, Chris . .
Gauna, Victorian .......... 82
George, Donna ...,........ 33
George, .James ..............
George, Joe Bob ...... 62, 273
George, Melinda. . .62, 201, 204
George, Tami ...............
George, Wade ............. 33
Ghant, Thomas . . . . . . . .82
Ghant, Harold . . . .,.... .117
Gibbs, Ricky ......... 62, 219
1,2,3, Choir President 1,3,
Choir Treasurer 2, Eagle Squad
3, Who's Who Among Ameri-
can High School Students 3,
National Honor Society 2,3,
Christian Club 2,33 French
Club 33 Operation Mainstream
1, Student Council 1,2, Stu-
dent Council Chaplain 2, Sing
Song Class Director 1,2, Sing
Song Host 3, Harmony 2,
Marching Band 1,2,3, Texas
All-State Choir 2,3, Student
Council Executive Board 2,
Eagle Revue 1,2, Outstanding
Junior in Choir 2
Hale, Dennis ....
Hall, Lon .....
Hall, Loni ......
Hallford, Cindy . .
Halliburton, Angela ,....... 83
Hambleton, Tina . '
Christian Club 1, FHA 2, Bat-
tery 1, OEA 3, Jr. OEA
Hambleton, Sandra ........ 83
Hambrick, Benny .......... 83
Hambright, Stephen ...,.... 83
Hamilton, Monte ...... 34, 156
Hamm, Laura ......... 63, 83,
191, 202, 203
Hammersmith, Denise ...... 83
Hammons, Darla ...... 63, 204
Hampton, Kathy .......... 63
Hampton, Kenneth .... 35, 201
Basketball 1,2,3, ROTC 1,2,3,
. ....... 82
. ...82, 281
.. ...... 83
Haynes, James . . .
Haynes, Robert . .
Hazelton, Mary . .
Head, Denise . .
Head, Frank . . .
Headrick, Bruce . .
Heath, Kimberly ,
Heatherly, Ron . .
Heaton, Gracie . . .
Heaton, Melody . .
Hedrick, Curtis . .
Hedrick, Ruby . . .
Hege, Duane ....
. Q1 164
' 11 isa
. . . . . . . . .35
ROTC 1,2,31OEA 2,3
Heine, Melody ........... 291
Helm, J. D. .... .
phonic Band 1,2,3, Flashlight
1, Battery 2, Stage Band 1,2,3,
Helslep, John ....
Helsel, Ramona . .
Henderson, Tracy ..... 35, 223
FFA R 't ' ' FFA 1,2,3,
epoi Bl 3,
Meat Judging 1,2
Henkhaus, Bill . . .
Henkhaus, Ben . . .
Henry, Don ,....
Henry, Gloria ....
Student Council 1,2,3, Track
FFA 1,2, Choir 1 , Parliamenta-
ry Procedure 1, Who's Who
Harrison, Debbie .....,.... 35
Hanke, James .... . . .65, 211
Hanke,Katl1y. . . . . . .65
Hankins, James . . . . .35, 161
Hankins, Terri ..... .... 6 3
Among American High School
Henry, Grace ............ 167
Henry, Ronnie . . . . . . . .35
Hernandez, Delia .......... 64
Hernandez, Fred ...,.. 83, 223
Hernandez, Johnny .... 36, 217
Hernandez, Mrs. Lenora .......
Hernandez, Leticia ...........
Hernandez, Onashka, fNakaJ . . .
Gibson, Marsha . .
1,2, Bold Gold 1
Gibson, Odis . . .
Giese, Richard . . .
Giffin, Chris . . .
Gilbert, Billie . . .
Gilbert, Luna ....
Gilbert, Randy . .
Gill, Felecia . . , ..... 62, 122
. ....... 214
Gillis, Mike ............. 223
Griffin Gary .... .......
Griffin, John ..... ....
Griffin, Millicent . . .... . .
Griffin Ricky . . . . . . .63
Griffin, Robert . . .... 34
Griffin, Stan ..... .... 8 2
Giiffiiii, Vickie ...., ...,. 8 2
Grigsby's Rag Doll . . . .. . .234
Grimstead, Dwight . . . . . . .82
Grimstead, Marian . . . . . , .82
Grimstead, Robert . . . . . . .63
Grissom, Carol .... ..... 3 4
Grissom's ....... .... 2 69
Grissom, Judy . . .
Guerra, Teresa . . .
Guerra, Margaret .......... 32
HECE 1,2,3, Art Club 1,2,
Volleyball 1, Student Council
Hanley, Shannon . . . .... . .81
Hanley, Carla .... ....... 6 4
Hansen, Bill .......... 47, 170
Hansen, Phillip ............ 83
Hansen, Miss Sherry .... 40, 102
Hanson, William ........... 35
Hardin, Julie ...............
Hardin, Donald .........., 64
Hardin-Simmons University .257
Hardin, Leland . . . 60, 164, 201,
Hardin, Magie ............ 61
Hardwicke, Keith .......... 83
Hargesheimer, Debra ....... 64
Hargesheimer, Mike .... 83, 134
Hargrove, Sharla .......... 64
Harkey, Ouida fMrs.J ...... 102
Varsity Tennis 1,2, Tourna-
ment Speech 2,3, Student
Council Treasurer 3, Flashlight
3, FTA President 2, FTA Dis-
trict Historian 3
Hernandez, Tony .........,..
Guerrero, Blas. . .
Guillen, Edde ....
Hernandez,Xavier, . , . , ,64
Herndon, Gina .... . . . .64
Herra, Paul ...... ...... 6 4
Hester, Diane .... . . .39, 64
Hester, Shelia ...............
Hewtty, Salvador .......... 64
Hickey, Suzanne . . .83, 79, 204
Hickman, James ........... 83
Hicks, Melinda ......,.. 62, 83
Gillis, Rhonda ..... 62, 74, 80,
172, 186, 189
Gillum, David ........
Guillen, Julia .,... . .
Gutierrez, Brenda .....
Gutierrez, Ida ........
Guy, Cindy . .34,
101, 237, 204
Harlow, Mrs. Darla . . . . . . . .
Harmon, Mary . . . .... . .64
Harper, Anne . . . ..... . . . .
Harper, Jeff . . . . .83, 202
Harper, Katie . . . ..... . .83
Harrell, Michael ...... 148, 151
Harris, Cassandra ............
Harris, Mrs. Criste ......., 177
Harris, Debra ......... 108, 64
Harris, Diana .... ...... 6 4
Harris, Georgina .... ........
Harris, Michael ........ 187, 64
Harris, Mitzi .......
Teri ...... 83, 183, 191
...36, 121, 218
Higgins, Janet .
Higgs, Lorrie ............. 65
High, Jill ............ 36,191
Battery Staff 1,2,3, Bold Gold
1, French Club 1, Key Club 1,
Distributive Ed. Reporter 3
Hill, Loveta .............. 65
Hill, Sherri ............... 65
Hill, Darrell . . . . . .
Haas, Tony ... .. . . .34
Haddix, Andra .,....... 39, 63
Hadley, Cindy ............ 82
Harrison, Daryl ....
Harrison, Debbie .......... 35
FHA 1,2,3, FHAXHERO 3
Hart, Donald ......
Hill, Gary ........ ........
Hill, Timmy .....
Hindman, Mrs. Janet . .108, 122
Gillum, Wade ..... .... 3 3
Gilmore, Tommy .... ......
Gingratte, Trey . . . . . . .172
Girls Drill Team . . . . . . .211
Giovannisl ...... .... 2 70
Gladish, Mike .... .... 1 89
Glenn, Laura . . .... 33
Glover, Connie . . . . . . .33
Glover, Darrel ...... ..... 8 2
Glover, Henresha ............
Glover, Pamela ............ 82
Glover, Resha . . . .... 33, 122
Glover, Vanda . . . .... . . . .
Golleher, Paula . . . . . . .62
Gomez, Liz ..... .... 8 2
Gomez, Marie . . . . . . .82
Gomez, Sandra ........... 62
Gonzales, Arthur .......... 33
Gonzales, Benjamin .79, 82, 201
Gonzales, David .............
Gonzales, Dianna .......... 82
Hadley, Sue ......,....... 34
Hagemann, Jeff ...82, 117, 156
Hagler, Deana ........ 34, 273
Hagler, Teri .......... 82, 202
Hale, Clay ........ 24, 25, 27,
34, 54,101, 200, 201,
202, 203, 209
Symphonic Band 1,2,3, Prop-
erty Sergeant 2, Concert Choir
Hart, Eddie .......
Hartwig, Lenette . . .
Rocky . .
Alisha . . .
, Kim ....
Terri , . 24,
Haynes, Chris ......
25, 27, 35,
Hinton, Starlette .
Hinton, Monte .... .,......
Hobgood, Tim . . . . . .84
Hobson, Pamela ..,.....,.. 84
Hodges, Michelle .......... 84
Hodges, William . .143, 192, 213
Hoef, Devra ..,..... 36, 40, 64
Bold Gold 1, Student Council
Recording Secretary 3, French
Club 3, Flashlight 2, Who's
Jennings, Ann . . .
Who Among American High
School Students 3, Honor
Society 2,33 Vice President 3
Hoef, John .............. 204
Hoefer, Mr, Larry ........ 108
Hoefer, Mrs. Linda .... 191, 102
Hoeksema, Dennis .....,.....
IIof,Jetf ..,............. 65
Hogg, Kenneth .... 36,167, 165
NHS 2,33 Data Processing Club
2,31 lVIath Club President 2,39
Whois Who Among American
High School Students 3, Vale-
Hogg, Kevin . . . . . .167
Holder, Gayla . . .... 84
Holinda, Barbra . . ....,. 84
Hollums, Trena ....... 36, 141
Hollowell, James ... ..,... 84
Hollowell, Sandra ..,.,......
Holland, Gwendolyn . . 36, 273
Student Council Rep. 1
Deborah . . .
Jan .,... 273, 272,84
Sonya ....... 84, 135
Jacobs, Amanda , . .
James, Janet ,...
Jan1es, Phillip ....
James, Reginald .,.... 59, 204,
Josselet, David . .
Joy, Ms. Kathleen
Joyner, Kenneth . .85, 102, 156
Juardo, Irene ,....... .......
Juarez, Nellis , . . .....,. . .38
Junior OEA . . . . .284, 285
Kahill, Kurt ....
Kammerer, Stasia .......... 85
ly ........ 38
James, Todd ...., 113, 84, 156
Janeway, Ray ..............
Janeway, Stomi ...,.. 281, 85
Jaramillo, Carol . . ..... 37
Jean, Brenda .. . . . . . .
Je1'l'ries, Mike . . . .. .37
Jenkins, David . . . . . .134
Marching Band 12
, 1 w Y
phonic Band 1,23 Choir 1
Keesee, Tonya . , .
Kellar, Gina . . .
Holston, Clyde ..........., 84
Holt, James ............, 201
Homecoming .., .... 28, 29
Hood, Vicki ,... . . .204
Hood, Dan11y . .. ...102
Hooks, Curtis . .
Hooper, Troy . ,
Hoover, Mark . .
. ......, 65
Jennings, Kelly .
Jennings, Tom . .
Jenson, Mark . . .
Jewel Box .....
Jimenez, Jessie . .
Hoover, Warren .......,.....
Hopes, Donald .
Hoppe, Melinda . . ...... . .
Hopkins, Versie . .
Hopkins, Mary . . .
Horton, Jerry . . .
HOSA ....... 291
House, Gary ....,. 84, 204, 207
House, Mike . . .
House, Pamela , . .
Howard, Billy . . . , .84
Howard, Kevin . . . . . .84
Howard, Randal .... ....
Howard, Mike ..... .,......
Howard, Robert ....,...... 36
Howe, Sham ......... 79, 202
Howell, Janice ,
Howell, Gary . . . . . .
Howell, John . . .
Hubbard, Jerry . .
Huber, Evette . , ..... 231, 65
Hudson, Cathy ...,........ 65
Hudson, Mark .... 84, 134, 142
Huey, Linda ..,..... ,... ....
Huerta, Eamuna .............
Hufford, Eugene . . . .... . , . .
Hughes, Jerry ...............
Hulett, Joy ........ 192, 201,
Hulett, John ...............
Hunt, Carla ..,..... 32, 33, 36
Senior Class Rep. 3, Bold gold
Hunter, Arlee ......... 117, 84
Hunter, Reggie .... 84, 117, 156
Hunter, Ms, Rhonda. . 124, 142,
Hurley,Mac . . .
Hutta, Laura. . .
Hutta, Gloria .... .
Ingram, Tommy . . .
Israel, Rhenda .. . . . . .
. .... 245
. ..., 117
Jimenez, Joe ... ....,
Jiminez, Jose ... ....
Jiminez, Juan ...... . . .37
Jiminez, Lucinda ... ....
Allen ...... . . .85
Danette .......... 37
Bold Gold 1, Christian Club 1,
Jiminez, Mary . . .
Johler, Earl .....
Johnson, Elaine . .
Johnson, Fred . . .
Johnson, Jan ....
Johnson, Jerry . . .
Johnson, Kathy . .
Johnson, Linda . .
Johnson Lisa ....
Ken Mayhall's Music ...... 263
Kennedy, Kim ....
Kent, Karen .....
Kersey, Margie . . .
Key Club .......
Keys, Joseph ...,.
Kilpatrick, Cassie . .
Kilpatrick, James . .
Bold Gold lg Hom
.. ..... 85
dent Council Rep. 13 Christian
Club 1g FHA 2
Kimbrough, Judy ............
Kinard, Keith .....
Kinder, Gary . . .
King, Bobby . . .
King, Eli ....
Frances . . .
King, Sheri .....
Kinney, Billy ....
tian Club 2
Johnson, Robert .........,..
Johnson, Stuart ...37, 164, 273
French Club 1,2,3g German
Club 2,3g Latin Club 2,33 Key
Club 1,2,3g Who's Who of
American High School Stu-
dents 3g UIL Spelling 3
Johnson, Ms. Susan ..........
Johnson, Tracie .... 37, 226, 98
Johnston, Mr. Mike ..........
Jonas, Sherry .,.,, ,
Jones, Carole .... .
Rep, 1, Chris-
Kirklen, Glenda . . .
Kiser, Daniel . . . . .
Kiser, David . .
Klose, Jamie .
Kmiec, Leon .
Fr. Club 1,2,3g Bold Gold 1,2,
Exchange Club 3, Key Club 33
Christian Club 1, Soph. Select
Choir 1, Concert Choir 2,33
Harmony 34 Eagle Review 1,2,
Dis. Choir 2,39 Region Choir
2,3q Society of Distinguished
Jones, Cassandra . .
Jones, Cindy .....
Jones, Darrell . . .
Jones, Gary ....
Jones, Gary W ,...
Jones, Jacqueline. .
Jones, Joseph ...............
Jones, Kelly ................
Jones, Kenneth . . .85, 117, 142
Jones, Lon .... 38, 109, 60, 156
V. Track 2,33 French Club 1,23
President 3g Honor Society 2,3
American High School Stu-
dents 3g Homeroom Rep. 1g
Golden "AN Award 2
Knippa, Steve ....... 200, 201
Komatz, Julie . .
Kontos, Linda . .
KRBC ........ .... 2 71
Lambert, Jerry ........... 217
Lana, Philip ......... 103, 171
Land, Buck ....... 39, 40, 77,
155, 156, 76, 191
Land Kay ........ 108, 57, 273
Landry, Greg .... 204, 205, 156
Lane, Jana ............... 39
Lanham, John ...... . . .66
Laningham, Brenda . . . . . .
Lantrip, Dennis .... . . .66
Lara, Jerry ............... 85
Lara, Lisa .......,........ 85
Larson, Lochwood .189, 85, 273
Lathrop, Chris ............ 39
Latrip, Dennis ..... .... 2 03
Lawrence, Bryan .......... 39
Lawrence, Rebecca ...... 166,
187, 208, 209
Ledbetter, Lisa ........... 85
Lee, Jenny ....,....,..... 66
Leeth, Stacy . .. . . .39, 237'
Bold Gold 1,2
Legg, Lloyd ..... . . .861
Lemond, Danny .... . . .39,
Lemond, Derrill . . . . .393
Lemond, Greg . .
Lenins, Perry . . .
Lester, Patty .............
Letz, Jeffrey .....,.... 39, 86
FFA 1,2,3g Intramural Basket-,
ball 3, Poultry Judging Team
1,2,3g Chess Club 3
Letz, Ronald ...............
Lewaller, Mylinda . . ,...... 62
Lewis, Betty ......... ...... 1
Lewis, Debra ...... 39, 98, 231'
Lewis, Richard ............ 66
Lewis, Robert . .
Lieb, Tony .... . . .86
Like, Susan . . ..... 86
Lin, Judy ..... ..... 1 71
Linder, Tracy , . . . . .204, 86
Little, David . . ...... 86
Little, James ... .. . . . . ,
LRC .......... . . .14, 15
Lock, John ....... ......
Lockard, Charles . . . . . . .208
. . .151
Lockett, Alan ........... 103
Lockwood, Mark ...... 117, 86
L. D. Lochwood Insurance .245
Locke, Ed ......
Logan, Lyle . . .
Lohse, Randall ..... ..... 2 26
Lomas, Elizabeth ....,.......
Lomas, Jake .......... 86, 146
Lomax, Gayle ..... 14, 15, 59,
Lomez, Pete ............. 218
Jones, Margaret .............
Jones, Michael .,... 30, 31, 38,
110,111, 113, 115
Jones, Nancy ....... 85, 202
Jones, Terry. . . .... .179
u ............ 85
Ronnie . . ...... . .
.. ...85, 135
Lackey, Darreal .......... 117
Lackey, Rebecca ..... 39, 118,
223, 95, 119
FFA Sweetheart 3, FFA 3g
Bold Gold 1,2, Cheerleader 35
Student Council 3, Volleyball
Lambdin, James ...... 103, 166
Lopez, Andy ...............
Lopez, Arlene . . . . .40
OEA Club 2
Lopez, Cindy . . . . . .86
Lopez, Doris . . . . , . .
Lopez, Johnny .... . . .86
Lopez, Mary . . . .... . . . .
Lopez, Paul , . . ..... . .86
Lopez, Pete .... . . .86, 218
Love, Jon . ..,....... 134, 192
Lovelady, Tammy ...........
Lowery Organ Center ..... 263
Loya, Mr. Joel ...... . . .103
Loya, Ray ........ ......
Loyd, Douglas ..............
Loza, Henry .......... 86, 151
Baseball 1,2,3g Student Coun-
cil Representative 3
Loza, Raymond .... ......
Luby's Cafeteria . . .
Luna, Gilbert .,...
Yolanda .... .... 8 6
. . .263
. . .221
l . . .240
Luskey s ...,.
Lynn, Judy .... .... 4 8
Lyons, Patricia ....
Lyons, Paul ....
Mr. Hal Miller . . .
44114, 183 Aptitude Test ..
Newman, Charlene .
McAllister, Lisa . . .
McAllister, Lori ...,.........
McAlpin, Mr. Chester ...... 6, 9
McBride, Michael . . ,
McCann, Angela . . .
McCann, Phyllis ....
McClain, Deborah . . ...... . .
. . . . . .204
Catherine . . . . . . .
McClellan, Jene .............
Marin, Kathy . . .
Marquez, Anita ....... 41, 204
Marquez, Joe .....
Miller, Jackie . .
Miller, Kelly ........
Miller, Michelle ...,.. 290, 224
National Assoc. of Secondary
Marquez, John ............ 86
Marshall, Phillip ....... 86, 202
Martin, Angela ...... 32, 33, 41
Matin, Barbara ........... 202
Martin, Barbara Jane .........
Martin, Carol fMariaJ ....... 59
Martin, David ............. 41
Martin, Kathy ...,,. 5,15,41,
2,3 Acapella Choir 1,
McClellan, JoAnna . . .
Concert Choir 2,3 Harmony 3,
Who's Who Among American
High School Students 2,3
Christian Club 1,2,3, FFA
McClure, Mrs. Jean 68, 176, 103
McDill, Connie ........... 204
McDonald's ........... 32-33
McDonnell, Mich . . . . . . .86
McDowell, Michael ..........
McElroy, Johnny ...,........
McFadden, Douglas ..........
McFarland, Dorothy , . 27, 207,
McGarity, Gregory ..........,
McGee, Kathy .........,....
iMcGee, Paul ..... 126-127,128
1 McGhee, Charotte .... 131, 133
McGhee, Sheila .............
McGhghy, Donna ............
German Club 1,2,3g FHA
HERO 33 HECE 3
McGinnis, Charles ...........
McGlothin, Dee ..... 111, 112,
113, 98, 223
FFA 1,2,3g FFA treasurer 35
student council representative
1,2,3, football 2,31 livestock
judging 1,2, meats judging 33
1 Lone star farmer degree 3
McHorse, Melissa .......... 86
McKee, Lessa ....,....... 166
McKeever, Cynthia ..........
McKeever, Michelle ,...... 291
NHS 2,33 FHA 2,39 HOSA his-
McKenzie, Kathy ...........
McKinnon, Teresa ........ 86
McMahan, Steve ....... 86, 215
McMillian, Mark .......,.....
McMurry College ......... 256
McNeely, Janet . . . . . . . . .
McNeil, Jimmy ... , . .134
McNutt, Greg . . .
McRae, Tammy . . . . . . . .
Mabry,Dixie .... . . .
Macks, Theresa ..... . . .
MacDougall, Leala .........,.
Macon, Dianna ......... 167
Macon, Nelda ....... 43, 66, 98
Maddera, Ricky .....,.......
Madison, Jere ,.... 35, 41, 170,
191, 223, 273
Marin, Kimberely .
Martin, Renea . . .
Martin, Robert . . .
Martinez, Alfred . . . . . . .86
Martinez, Ben ..... ......
Martinez, Christena . . .... 41
Martinez, Criselda . . . . . , .86
Martinez, Danny . . . . . . . .
Martinez Debbie . . . . . .87
Martinez, Dora . . . . . . . . .
Martinez, Eddie . . . . .117
Martinez, Johnny . . . . . .223
Martinez, Juanita . . . . . . .86
Martinez, Marty .... ....
Martinez,Norma. . . . - - -
Martinez,Ralph . . . . . . . . .
Martinez, Randy . . . . . . .86
Martinez, Raul ...... .....
Martinez, Richard . . . . . . .
Martinez, Rosa ..... .......
Martinez, Tino . . .
Masters, Jan .....
Miller, Randall . . . ....., . . . .
Miller, Stuart .... ........
Milliken, Robert . . . . .
Mills, Mary .................
Mills, Polly ............... 42
Bold Gold 1, Christian Club
1,2, OEA 2,3, French Club 2,
A Capella Choir 1, Concert
Choir 2, Exchange Club 3
MRcheH,Chuck ,,... 4s,13,15
Choir 1,2, Class President 1,2,
Class Favorite 1, Battery Edi-
tor 3, Co-editor 2, staff 1,
Homeroom student council
Mitchell, Joe ....
Mitchell, Pam ..... ........
Mitchell, Russell .,.........
Mitchell, Steven ....... 42, 226
School Principals ..... 20-21
National Merit Scholastic
Neito, Manual , . .
Nelson, Melanie . .
New, Victor .....
Newburn, Patsy. .
Newlun, Darcy . . .
Newman, George . .
Newman, Jerry . . .
Newton, Jerry . .
Nichols, Gina .....
Nichols, Mr. Lynn . .h 28, 29, 43,
' 69, 192, 103
Nieto, Manuel ...... ...... . . .
Nieto, Mary .... ........ 8 8
Nieto, Sylvia ...... ......
Noble, Charlotte .......... 43
Noe, Marie ...,,......... 201
Modesty, Ronald . . . . . .
Molina, Donna . . . . . . .87
Molina, Oscar ..... ..... 4 2
Monogram Service . . . .... 234
Monreal, Jay ....... . . .43
Monreal, Vincent . . . . . . .
Monroe, Brett .... .... 8 7
Monroe, Dexter . . . . . . .
Monreal, Vincent .......... 87
Montanez, Sammy ........
Montez, Jesse ............
Montez, Linda ..119, 193, 236,
Montgomery, Timothy .......
Moody, Betty ..............
Moody, Beverly ...... , ......
German Club 1,2,3, Industrial
Arts Club 3g Who's Who 3,
Harmony 3g National Honor
Society 2,33 The society oi
Distinguished American High
School Students 3
Noll, Ms. Nancy . .. .....
NoMhg,Eddk .... ..,...
Nolting, Rose ...... ....
Norrell, Virginia ......... 43
North Funeral Home ..... 234
Northrup, Angela .... 43, 172
Band 1,2, Key Club 2,3,
Humane Society 1,2 ,3 g Battery
1,2,3g NHS 2,3, Who's Who 3
Northrup, Tony ......... 88
Notgrass, Eldon ............
Nuber, Dale ..,.
Nuber, Dana. . .
FHA 1,2, NHS 3, UIL one act
play 3, Prose-3, Speech Team
3, Top 25 Graduate
Mathis, Glenna ............ 87
Mauldin, Beverly . . .
Mauldin, Cheri .....
Max's Kawasaki .....
Maxwell, Deborah . . .
Maxwell, Lillian ....
Maxwell, Linda .... .
Maxwell, Marsha . . . .
May, Kathy ...., .
Mayes, Mike .... ........
Mayhall, Craig .........,....
Moore, Clarence . .114, 155, 156
Moore, Donald .............
Morales, Jody ... ..... ....
Morey, Donna . . . .... 87, 171
Morgan, K.D. .. ..
Morgan, Thomas . .
Morgan, Traci . . . . . .87
Morris, David .... .... 8 7
Morris, Joy ... .....87
Morris, Kathi . , . . .177
Morris Robby . . . .... . .42
Morrisi William . . ........ 42
Moses, Thomas ..... 200, 201,
Mosley, Lora . . ....... 281
Oates,Mark . . .
Oates, Monty ....
Odell, Annette ....
Odell, Wes ......
Oden,Br1an . . . . .
Oden,Miko . . .
Odom, Ronnie . . .
. . . . .134
FFA 1,2,3, Battery 1,2,3g
Marching Band 1,2,3, Concert
Band 1, Sing Song FFA Direc-
tor 2,39 Rodeo Club 2g Bold
Gold 1, Young Republicans 2,
NHS 2,3g Who's Who Among
American High School Stu-
dents 2,3g French Club 2,33
German Club 2,3, Vice-Pres-
Mayhall, Denise ...... 54, 172,
Mayler, Cheris . . .
Mays, Izetta ....
Mays, Thomas . . .
Meador, Pam ....
Meador, Robin . . .
Meador, Roenna . . .
Medearis, Gregory . . .
Meat Market .......
Medrano, Sara .....
Meir, Robert ....
Melton, Katy .. . .. .204, 87
Melton, Lisa .... .......
Meza,Sandra . . . . .42
Meza, Sorinda ..............
Moss, Brian . . .
Moss, Patricia . . . .
Mosser, Dawn ..,. ...... 8 7
Mowery, Mitchell . . ...... . .
Mowery, Steve .... . .87 204
Mowry, Robert . .
Mowry, Teresa ....
Muckleroy, Mike . . .,.... 87
Munoz, Angel . . . .... .114
Munoz, Tony .... . . . 117
Odom, Tony . . . . .88
Odstrcil, Allen . , . . . . ,114
Odstroil, Leo ...............
Offringa, Christina ......... 43
ogden,rnke ..... 44,151,170
Baseball 1,2,3, FCA 1, Student
Council 1, German Club 33
NHS 2,3, Who's Who Among
American High School Stu-
dents 3g Band 1,2,3
Maddocks, Kelly . . .
Maddox, Glen ...,.
Magness, Lee ....., 16, 55, 208
Magness, Lucy ........ 41, 165
Mahanay, Michelle 81, 95 121
Bold Gold 1, A Cappella Choir
1, OEA 1,2,3, Christian Club
1,2, Exchange Club 2, Concert
Choir 2,3, Homeroom Secre-
Middleton, Ron .... .....
Munoz, Yolanda . . . . . . .
Munson, Daphne . . . . .42
Munson, Tonya , . . . . . . .87
Murray, Tonya ......
Muzechenkoe, Anna . . . . .43
Myrick, Samie ...... . . .43
Ogle, Susan . . .
Oles, Robert . .
Malone, Dailey ..............
Malone, Gene .,........... 86
Manis, Leigh Anna .... 204, 207
Mann, Tim .................
Mico, Mary .....
Mico, Ttheresa . . .
Miller, Alice ....
Miller, Debra . . .
Nagle, Cayton . . . . . .87
Nance, Bill ....... .....
Naper, Lisa ...... . . .87
Neblock, Sheila . . .
HECE 39 FTA 2,3,
Oliver, Cynthia . . .88
Oliver, Lanora . . . .88
Olney, Vickie . . ..... . .
Olsen, Norman . .... 103
Olson, Donna .... .... 4 4, 273
Olson, Nitas . . . .... . . . .
Olson, Pumari . ..... 12
Olson, Samthavil . . .88
Olvera, Robert . .... .
Oneal, Jeff .... . . .88
Oneal, Judy ... .. ..
O'neil, Dennia. . . . . .
O'Nei1, Daniel .... .... 8 8
O'Neli, Mike .......,......
Orr, Katherine .......... 44
Orr, Scott ...... 164, 192, 204
Pardue, Chris ...........,. Richardson, Paul
Riley, Tom . ,.......
Parker, Avery . . . ...... . . . .
Orteha, Carlos . . .... 88
Ortiz, Elda .... ....
Ortiz, Joe . ,...
Ortiz, Julie .... ..... 4 4
Otto, Kathy .............. 88
Owen, Barbara ....,.. 174, 201
Christian Club 1, Bold Gold 1,
Exchange Club 2,3, Concert
Choir 3g Speech 3
Gwen, Glenn ......... 44, 273
Football Trainer 2, Basketball
Trainer 1,2, Key Club 3, Ger-
man Clubg 2,35 NHS 2, Presi-
dent 3g Student Council 2,33
Who's Who Among American
High School Students 3
Owen, Rosemary ......... 172
Owens, Lavonda . .
Owens, Tony .... .... 8 8
Oxford, Susan , . . . . . .88
Page, Carla ........ .... 8 8
Palacios, Veronica . . . . . . .44
FHA 13 VICA 2,3
Pallarez, Ruben .... ....
Palsh, Michael ..............
FHA 1,2g FHA-Hero 3g Choir
1g Drama 2,3
Paredes, Janie ..............
Parish, Sonny... ..... . . ..
Perales, Anna . . .
Perez, Danny . . .
Perez, Gilbert . . .
Perez, Richard .....
Perez, Robert .,.....
Perez, Officer Santos ....... 15
Perkins, Charles ........... 69
Perkins, Steve . . . . .67, 175
Parrot, Cheryl ,,,,,,,,,,, 45
Perry, David ......,... 45, 114
Football 1,2,3g FCA 1,2
Perry, Steven ........
Pesch, Keri . . .
Peters, William ......
Petty, Michey . .
Petty, Joy ......
Phelps, Ed .,..
Phelps, Mark . . .
Phelps, Matt . . .
Phillips, Berth. .
Phillips, Greg , . . .
Phillipps. Nicky. . .
Pierce, Dub .,,.,
Pierce, Paige. . .
Pierce, Kimberly .... .
Pierce, Sharon ....
Pierce, Stefanie .
Rios, Christina . . .
Parker, Bill ....
Parker, Dwain . .
Patrick, Melanie . . . . . . . .
Portillo, Marine . . . . . . .
Parker, Kara .......... 88, 202
Parmer, Martin ..........,. 44
Parrott, Cheryl ....... 281, 179
Parrott, Michael ....... 117,
Paschall, Gary . . ..... 88
Pate, Janford . . . . . . . . .
Patino, Jo Ann .... .... 8 1
Patrick, William . . , . . . . .
Patterson, Karen .......... 45
Paxton, George ........... 45
Payne, Bruce ... ...117, 156
Payne, Carl . . . ....... 45, 42
Payne, Darrell ..............
Payne, Michael. . .117, 156, 211
Payne, Shirl ................
Payton, Woodrow ..... 114, 72
Pecina, Naomi .... .........
Peckham, Paul .........,.. 66
Peeples, Mike ...............
Peeples, Quinton .......... 88
Pekowski, Karen . 45, 108, 109,
170, 52, 273
Track 1,2,3g Cross Country
1,35 Basketball 25 Who's Who
of American High School Stu-
dents 3g National Honor Soci-
ety 2,3g Bold Gold 1
Pekowski, Pamela ........ 27 3
Bold Gold 1, French Club
1,2,3g Honor Society 3, Key
Club 35 Who's Who of Amer-
ican High School Students 3
Pemberton, Raymond .....
Pequeni, Peter ...... .....
Pequeno, Sandy . . . . . .290
Pennel, Mike ..... . . .187
Pendly, Susan .... . . .
Pinon, Leticia .... . .
Pinon,Miguel , ,
Pinon, Nora , .
Pippen, Dana . . .
Pippen, Kathy ....
Pitts, Randy ........
Pittman, Martha .
Flashlight Section Editor 1,
Co-editor 2, Editor 35 Student
Council 1,2,3g Operation Main-
stream 1, Bold Gold 1g Who's
Who Among American High
School Students 2,3, Latin
Club 1, Exchange Club 33
Soroptimist Youth Citizenship
Powell, Steven ....
Prescott, Louise ..... .... 2 08
Preston, Russell ..... .... 1 04
Prestridge, Phillip . .
Prestridge, Payl . . ,
Price, Author .... .
Price, Cheryl . . . .
. . .... 202
Price, Joe ......... 89, 90, 156
Price, Teena . . . . .
Price, Walter .... .
Priddy, David .... .
Pritchett, Roy . ....
Proffitt, Loyal .....
Pruitt, Dru .....,..
Julie ..47, 204, 228, 291
Reece, Melody ....
Reed, Angela .. .
Reese, Denise . . .
Reese, Sarah . . .
Reeves, Sammy . . . .-17
Regan, Eva. .... . . . . .
Reggie, Dwayne . . .... 214
Reglin, Lawrence .....
Reid, Carla ..... .. .70
Reiff, Pam .....
Reising, Sgt. John
Renfro, Jeffery .
OEA Secretary 2,3, Bold Gold
1,2, Christian Club 1
Pruitt, Mike ......... .....
Pruitt, Some ....... ...,. 8 9
Pulscher, Jeannette ....,... 90
Punns,DonMd ......' 46,223
FFA 2, Secretary 3, Student
Council 1,23 Who's Who
Among American High School
Students 3, Key Club 2
Pu tt-Putt .........,...., 240
Putz, Libby .... ............
Puellae ..... .... 2 88
Reyes, Joe ...,.
Reyes, Sammy . . .
Reyna, Joe ......
Rhoads, Dana . . .
Rhodes, Betty . . .
Rhodes, Dora. . .
Rhodes, Nancy ........... 47
Rhodes, Sherrie ....... 80, 90,
Rhynes, Chris . . . ...... . .90
Rice, Diana .... ......... 4 7
Rich, Brian ....... 39, 57, 161
Rich, Herbert. . . ....... . . ..
Rich, Joseph . . . ...,.. . .38
Rich, Kim ....... ...90
Rich, Mike ......... ....
Richards, Ms. Jackie . . , . . . .
Quigg, Carolyn .... 2
Quigg, Charles ..............
Quinney, James . .,........, .
.. ..... 47
, Kelly .....
, Gina .....
Ridgway, Cheryl . .
, Lori .... ....
Ragle, Eddie ............ 202
Ragle, Morris ...............
Raines, George . . .90,187, 189
Ralston, Edna ............ 90
Rinard, Mr, Steve ......... 104
Riojas, Adam ...... ...... 9 0
, Cynthia ....
Rios, Irma ....
Rios, Marie . .
Rios, Rosie. . .
Rister, Calvin . . .
Rios, Sonny .....
Ritche, Rhonda . , .
Poe, Tammy. . .
Pogue, James . .
Pogue, Sarah. . . . .
Pointer, Mike . . . .
Polk, Bill ..... ....
Polk, Donald . . . . .
Polton, Cue ..... .
Ponca, Wholesale . . . . .
Pope, Jennifer . . . .
Porras, Debra . . . . .
Porter, Anna . . . . .
Portillo, Greg . . . . .
Portillo, Andy . . . . .
Portillo, Jerre .........
Portillo, Andy . . . . . .
Portillo, Greg . .
Portillo, Jesse ....
Potter, Sandy ............. 46
Potter, Sharlotte ......... 281
Potter, James . .46, 59, 200, 201
Potts, Dave ............. 117
Potts, Gary ..... . . .90
Potts, Gary ....
Potts, Lordai . . .
Poulton, Eva . . .
Powell, John . . .
Ramey, Ken ................
Ramirez, Danny . . .
Ramirez, Jesse ............. ,
Ramirez, Margaret ..... 90, 184
Ramirez, Mary ....
Ramirez, Richard .... .......
Ramos, Desma . .. .
Rangel, Cesar . . .... 90, 170
Rankin, Crista ............ 90
Rankin, Rob ....,.... 46, 136
Choir 1, Swimming 1,2,3g
Industrial Arts 3
Rapson, Mrs. Bette . , ..... 104
Ritter, Glen ......
Rivera, Paul . ...,..
Roach, Danny .....,,,,,. 204
Rocha, Joe ....... 156, 48, 76,
Roberson, Billy . . .
Roberts, Bill ....
Roberts, Doug ......
Roberts, Mrs. Willeen ...,.....
Roberts, Willie . . .114,
Robinson, Darren ........ 117
Robinson, Kelly. ..,...... 201
Robinson, Lance . ......... 48
Rash, Tino ...........,... 90
Raughton, Mrs. Pam. . 131, 133,
Ray, Anita .............. 19 1
Ray, Gregory ......... 25, 46,
Robinson, Mathew. . K, . 48, 188 ,
Flashlight 1,2,3, Football 1,25
Photo Club 1, Vocational Areo
47, 189, 273
Christian Club 1, Key Club
1 ,2,3g Sing Song 3, Eagle
Ray, Mike .......
Ray, Robert ......
Reagan, Danette . .
, ..... 47
Robinson, Maxi .....
Robinson Pharmacy ....... 246
Robinson, Robin ...... , ,
Robinson, Sharon ......... 48
Robinson, Von Michelle
Robles, Norma . ........... 90
Robles, Rene , ........ .... .
Rocha, Raul ....
. ..... 48
Rodden Studio .......... 246
Rodgers, Richard ..... 48, 207,
Penns, Clarence . . . .
Peakes Pharmacy . . . .265
Pelican Restaurant . . .264
Powell, Charlie . . . . . .46
Powell, Laurie . . . . . . . .
Powell, Mary . . . . .46
Reagan, Eva ..... ..........
Reagan, Mel ..... .... 9 0, 281
Red Carpet .,........... 234
Redman,Anthony. . . 187, 201,
Redwine, Kathleen . . . . . .47
Reece, Debra .......
Rodgers, Richard ..... 90, 204,
Rodgers, Rodney . . , , , , ,90
Salmon, Steve ......,..... 49
Drama Club-1, CVAE
pres.-2, Student Council
Sanchez. Abraham . . , . . . .91
Sanchez, Ben ...... ........
Sanchez, Marcos ...,........
Sanchez, Rosemary ,,.. 79, 202
Sanchez, Sandra ..,.....,.. 91
Sandefur, Scott ...... 204,206
Sanders, Clay . . . . . .
Sanders, Jerry . . ....,, 12
Sanders, Robert ....... 72, 204
Sanders, Russell ....... -19, 174
Marching, Symphonic Band-
1,21 Sing Song 1,35 French
Club42,3, NHS-2,3, Home-
room Rep.-3, Who's Who
Among American High School
Shaver, Darlene . . . . . .50
Shear Perfection . . .... 249
Spencer, Lori .... ........ 9 3
Shelly, Benny .. ...27, 164,
Shelton, Sharon . . . . . 50, 121
Sherman, Billy .,.........,..
Sherman, Dorothy ........ 104
Sherman, John ..., 40,200,201
ChoirAl,2,3g Choir ol'l'icer-3,
District Choir-3, Harmony-35
Region Alt.f3, Marching
BandA1,2,3g Concert Band-
1,2,3g Senior Property Sgt.-3,
Christian Club 1,2,3, French
Spencer, Teresa ...,.,..... 93
Spencer, Bill .... 205, 206, 207
Spiegel, Tim ......,... 72, 204
Spinks, Louie .,...,...,. ....
Spivery, Mitchell . . . . . . .73
Spring, Sandy . . .... . .
Springer, Cecil , . . . .104
Spry, Debbie .,...
St. Paul United
Methodist Church ...... 251
Stahl, Angela ....
Stahl, Steven ..... 73, 109, 155
Stahl, Tim ......
Stanchek, Gloria .
Stearns, Jerry ..... .,...
Rodriquez, Daniel .. . .. .90
Rodriquez, Diana .... . . .9l,
Rodriquez,Dianna. . . . . - -
Rodriquez Gary . . , . . . .91
Rodriquez Gloria . , .... ..
Rodriquez Jesus . .. . . .20-1
Rodriquez Johnny , . . . . , .
Rodriquez Larrv . . . . . .218
Rodriquez Maria. . . . . .47
Rodriquez Patricia . . . . .-18
Rodriquez Refugio . . . . .
Rodriquez Robert.. . .. . . .
Rodriquez Ruben . . . . , . .91
Rodriquez Ruby . . . . . . .91
Rodriquez Sandra ..... .....
Rodriquez, Virginia ..,....,..
Rodriquez Yvette .91, 135, 122
Roedel, Ted ............,. 91
Rogers, Cindy ....,...... 291
Rogers, John . . . . . .63
Rogers, Mac ....
Rogers, Steve ..,..
Rogge, Dwayne ....
Romero, Ruben ....
Roquemore, Don . ..
Rosales, David ....
Rosales, Nellie . . . . . .48
Rose, Susan .... ........
Rose, Thomas ......,.......
Rosetti, Robert ....... 48, 210
R.O.T.C, 1,2,3, German Club
S8:Q Clothiers ,...... 98
Santa Claus ....... 18, 19, 207
Santibanez, Jesse .......... 91
Santibanez, Judy . . . .... . . ..
Sapp,sScott ..... ....... 9 1
Sarter, Jerry .... ..... 9 1 142
Sartor, David ...... 49, 62 204
Sasin, Tye ..... ...,. 9 l 134
Saucedo, Joe .... ....... 7 2
Sauders, Dianna .... ........
Savage, Tim .......... 72, 214
Shirts Etc ......... ...241
Sholtz, Ricky .. ,... . . .214
Shook, Paul ........ , ..., .
Shorthouse, Maryann . . . . . .50
Shotwell, Arthur .....
Shrum, Shirley .....
Sidener, Barbara . .
Sigala, Chris ....
Sigala, Minnie .. .
Silguero, Diane . . , .
Silva, Richard . .
Silvas, Belinda . . ....... . .
Steavens, Darrow .
Steele, Darral ....
Industrial Arts C
2, President 3
Steele, Donald . . .
Steele, Kim .....
Stern, Lindsey . . .
Stevens, Carl ,,,,
Stern, David . .
Stevens, David , ,
Stevens,Eric. , .
Stevens, Jerry , , ,
Stevens, Laurie . .
Stevens, Robin . . ,
Steward, Betty . . .
1,2,3g Drill Team Commander Saverance, Donnell ...,.... 49
2, Group Commander 3, Who's
Who In American High School
Students 2, Homeroom Stu-
dent Council 3
R1sett1,T1na .............. 91
Ross, Barbara , . . ....... . . . .
Ross, Cindy .....,.... 91, 122
Ross, David ...... 48, 188, 189
Soph. Class Student Council
Representative 1, Student
Council 1,2,3, Homeroom
Class Pres. 1,3, Flashlight
1,2,3, Head Photographer 35
Co-Editor 2, Student Council
Executive Board 19 French
Club 1,2, Industrial Arts Club
3g Sing Song Costume Com-
Rosser, Cynthia .. ...72, 201
FHA-1,2, Flashlight 2,3, Bold
Gold-1, Christian Club-1,2,
Sawyer, Andy ......,..... 91
Scales. Doug ...............
Scales, Steve ,,,,, 49, 72, 199,
Key Club-1,2,3, Key Club
treas.-2, Key Club pres.'3,
German Club-2,3, Varsity
Sims, Lee ..... .... 5 0, 76
Sims, Scotty .. ...50, 119
Sitton, Jani ...... ,..... 5 0
Simmons, Jan .......
Simmons, Deborah . .
Simon, Elizabeth . . .
Simmons, John .............
Simmons, Renna . , . .,..... 50
Simpson,Carol, .. 13,50, 118,
Steward, Denise . .
Stewart, George . .
Steward, James . .
. .,.. 72
.. .... 93
.. ....., 93
Stewart, Lisa ....
Stice, Lawrence . .
Stice, Melissa ....
Strickly Uptown ,
. .... 93
. . . , .260
Flashlight section editor-3,
Christian Club-1,23 Christian
Club Sec.!Treas.A3, HOE-33
Bold Gold-1, Student Council
Rep.-3, J. V. Basketball-1,
Varsity Basketball Trainer-2
Simpson, Jim ...............
Simpson, Jucne .............
Sinclair, Jimmy ...72, 110,116
Skinner, Cindy ..............
Slalzar, Valetin . . .
Slatton, Donnie . . .
Sloss, Ricky .,..
Stokes, Ricky ....
R'-155911, Diana . . . Scott, Bill .............. 223
Rosser, Diane ...... ,..,. 2 38
Ruchuth, Andra ....
Ruebush, Andrea . . . . . .204
Ruelas, Lisa .............. 48
Ruiz, Melinda ............ 49
Bold Gold 1, O,E.A.-2,3,
German Club 1,2
Runnelys, Tracy .
Rush, Linda .....
Russell, Allen . . .
Russell, David . .
Ryan, Mortage . . .
Saetang, Sampit ....
Salas, Rosie .....
Salazar, Linda . . .
Salinas, Daniel . . .
Salinas, Ramon . .
Salisbury, Ann . . .
Salisbury, Katy ........... 91
Salmon, Judy165, 201, 204, 237
Scanlon, Gary ..... . . .49
Scannell, Thomas . . . . . .49
Scarbrough, Larry . . . . . .91
Schaffer, Donna .... ....
Schaffer, Michael . . . . . .72
Schkade, Diane . . . . .49
Schreiber, Donna . . . . . . .
Schmittou, Ron .... . . .91
Schow, Myron . . . . . . . .91
Scooter Shop .....,..... 243
Scott's Appliance ......... 234
Scott, Cessilye .... 49, 118, 119
F HA-1, Exchange Club-1,
Track-3, Homeroom Student
C ou ncil-1 3 , Bold Gold-1,2,
Scott, Cheryl ............. 72
Scotton, Ronnie .204, 205
Seals, Sherry ......... 72
Seangurai, Gail .......... .91
Seangurai, Pantude ...... .72
Sears 85 Roebuck Company 241
Smith, Brenda . . .
Smith, Barbara .... ........
Smithwick, Donal ...........
Smith, David ... ...186, 187
Smith, Darrell . . ....., 116
Smith, Ed .... .... 6 , 50
Smith, Hubert . . .......,. . .
Smith, Jegg .... ...... 5 0,60
Golf 1, French Club 3, NHS
Smith, Judy .... .
Smith, Lori ...... ......
Smith, Kenneth . . . .... . . . .
Smith, Mark .......... 93, 156
Smith, Stanley ............ 51
Seth ..72, 116,151,191
Sandra ............ 51
Sears, Christy ....
Seballos, Robert .
Seguin, Alice ....
Seguin, Elisa ....
Seguine, Raymond ......... 50
Seidel, Sam .....
Seitz, Arueda ....
Self, Louise ....
Sellers, Maxie . . .
Smithj Melanie ,..,... 93, 202,
Smith, Sheree ..... 51, 67, 281
Bold Gold 1, D, E. 3
Solomon Greg ..32, 33, 51, 156
Student Council 1,2,3, Class
officer Vice-president 1,2,3,
ROTC 1,2,3, Football 1, Track
1,2,3 Latin Club Vice-presi-
Sellers, Tim ....
Senter Realtors . .
Shagala, John ....
Sommers, Doug . . . .... . . . .
Sowell, Jackie . . ....... . .
Stucker, Bill .... ...... 2 09
Student Council ........ 12, 13
Stuelher, Cathy .... 15, 52, 201
1, Tennis 1,
Concert Choir 2,3 Christian
Strawn, Denise ............ 73
Stratton, Terrie .... 39, 73, 280
Tommy Stratton Consultant 249
Stockard, Leroy ........,. 212
Stokes, Bobby ........... 135
Stikes, Delores ........ 73, 189
Stokes, Pat ........... 73, 151
Stokes, Ricky ,... 51, 147, 151
Stone, Jackie . . .
. ...... 73
Storey, Toni ............. 72
Storey, Randy .... 27, 52, 121,
1,2,3, Fiashiighm, sing song
Host 3, Key Club
Stout, Brian ...... 73, 117, 151
Stout, Darrell ...............
Stoval, Ken . . . ........ . .52
Stover, Karen ..... 66, 164, 103
Stover, Tracy ............. 93
Summers, Robert . . .
Sutton, Gary . . .
Sutton, Jerri ............. 93
Sutton, Lannell ....... 93, 202
Stucker, Bill .............. 73
Super Sport of Abilene .... 269
Supertravel ............. 270
Supremus .........,. . . .287
Suzuki Sports Center ...... 261
Swaim, Debbie ....... ..., 7 3
Swindle, Tony .....
Swiney, Mildred . . .
Shahan, David . . . .... . . , .
Shake, Linda . . . . . . . .72
Sparks, Douglas ...... 51, 119,
Spence, Don . . ....... 72
Sypert, Damon . . . . .
Thompson, Mike .......... 53
Thompson, Rita tCarynl . . .201
Christian Club-1,2,33 Indus-
trial Arts Clubf33 NHSf2,3,
Choirglg Homeroom rep.-33
Vick, Pam .......
Villanueva, Antonio .,...... :J4
Villalobos, Anglea .
Villalobos, Holda . .
Whalen, Kim .........
Tabor, Mike ... ....,73
Taco Bell .....
Talley, James . . .
Tamez, Elva ..... ...... , .
Tamura, Kazuhiro ........ 93
Tape Town ............ 26 1
Thompson, Stanley ......., 96
Thompson, Tiger .......... 72
Thorne, Carrie ..,.... 72, 189,
Thorntonls .............. 250
Thorpe, Kimberly ......... 39
Thweatt, Helen tCandyl .... 53
Villarreal, Bobby ..,... 74, 146
Villarreal Daniel ............
Villarreal Elizabeth ........ 54
, Jose ....
Kathy . .
. ,..,.. 74
Welch, Virginia . . . ..... . .54
Wells, Darla ......... 272, 273
Wentrcek, Alan ...... 109, 273
FFA 1,33 poultry judging 3g
key club 2,33 track 2,33
Tarpley, Matt . . .
Ta-Te ,...... ..., 2 74, 275
Tate, Diane . . . .... . .73
Tate, Kim ,..., . . .73
Tates, Kenneth .... . .96
Tatum, Terry ....,.. , . 73
Tautenhahn, Holly .... . . 96
Taylor, Bryant ,,,, . . ,
Taylor, David . , . . .96
Taylor, Debra. . . . .96
Taylor, Dave. . . . .73
Taylor, John .... . . . .
Taylor, Ira B .......... . . .
Taylor, Ira fDonJ ...... 49 , 73,
1 11, 189
Taylor, Kay .... . . . . . .
Taylor, Melanie .....,,. .80
Taylor, Patrick ........ .52
Taylor, Susan .... 73, 74,189,
Teaff, Venita .........
Ticer, Jerry ........
Tijerina, David . .... .
Tijerina, Mike ......
Timmons, Lanette fReneeJ . .74
Tindall, Gary .......
nmesm ..., fff
Tonche, Lupe ...74,110,111,
Torres, Angie . . . .
Torres, Charles .
Torres, Ronnie . . .
Townsend, John . .
Tracey, Chris . . 1 .
Tracey, Sean . .
Tran, Diem . . .
Trasp, Frank . .
Treat, Barbara . . .
1,2, Eagle Revue-1,23 UIL
NHS-23 NHS Historianf3,
Who's Who Amon American
High School Stu dents-3 3
Choir--1,23 Bold Gold-1,23
Jr. Class Secretary!Treas.-2,
OEA-23 Homeroom Officer-
Teague, Kenneth ....,.... 5 2
, Debbie ............
Teague, Patsy .,........
Tecson Joe ..... 96, 208,
Teeters, Hohnita ........ 202
Teeters, Sherry ...... 108, 122
Tekut, Tanya .... .... 5 2
Tekut, Thomas ..... . . .74
Pharmacy ........ . . . 253
Terral, Monty ..... ......
Terrell, Bob ............. 243
Texas State Optical ....... 246
Thane, Belinda ........ 53, 280
Bold Gold-13 Homeroom
Rep.-13 Sgt. of Arms CVAE
co-op-23 Rodeo Club-23
Thomas, Barbara . . ..... 74
Thomas, Reggie .........., 53
.. .... 231
. . 4, 53, 64, 65,
Student Council Pres.-33
Debate-2,3, Band-2, 33
Battery Editorial Ed.433 Sing
Song announcer-33 Operation
Thomason, Tommy .... 74, 191
Thompson, Angela ......,....
Thompson, Kathleen . . . 27, 40,
Bold Gold-1,23 B. G. Squad
Leader-33 B. G. Sing Song
director-33 Choir-1,23 Chris-
tian Club-13J. V. tennis-1
Thompson, Larry ......... .
Thomason, Linda .... .
Thompson, Mike . . .
Trevino, Becky . .
Trevino, Marvin . .
Trevino, Onofre . .
Triangle Lanes . . .
Truitt, Jennifer . .
Trull, Karen ....
T-shirts Plus ....
. .... 74
. .... 74
Tucker, Christi .....
Turk, John , ...... .
House of Bar-B-Que
Ultimus ........,... 278, 279
Ummlsslus .............. 289
University Baptist Church . .266
U. S. Navy . . .
Valdez, Angel .... . . .
Valdez Carmen . . .
Bold Gold 1,2r.
Valdez, Johnny ....
Valencia, Angrea . . .
Valencia, Ronnie . . .
Vandergriff, Loky . . .
Villarreal Victor ......... 54,
Villarreal, Yolanda ...........
VlP's Hair Design. . . . .246
Waggoner, Dee . .
Wagley, Ben .... ....
Wagner, Bobby . . . . . . .
Wagner, Tom . . . .... .211
Wall, John ,, ......... ..
Wall, Nora .......... 170, 54,
German Club 2,33 FHA 33
NHS 33 Who's Who of
American High School
Students 33 Key Club, Sec-
Wallace, Nancy . . ...... . ,
Wallace, Steve ..............
Walomann,Michael . . 136, 208,
Waldnaff, Ricky .... .... 2 19
Waldrop, Avais. .. .,,.,
Waldrop, Billy .. , . . . . .74
Walker, Kristi , . .
Walker, Larry . . .
Walker, Linda . . . '
Walker, Sharon . . . . .97
Walker, Shirley . . . . .74
Walker, Tim ..... . . .75
Walker, Michael . . . . . .
Walters, Randy . . . . .97
Walser, Mile ....... . . .54
Waltrip, Charles .... .....
Ward, Cindy ..... . . .54
Ware, Gorden . . . . . . .
Warren, Anna. . . .. .75
Warren, Debra ..... ....
German Club 1 ,2,3
West Texas Fair . ....... 18, 19
West Texas Utilities ....... 253
Western Marketing ....
. . .234
Westbrook, Gary .......... 75
Westfall, Brian ............ 97
Westgate Shopping Capital . .246
Wheeler, Lisa ..,......
Wheeler, Tonya ........... 75
Whetstone, Teri ....,.. 75, 213
Whitaker, Brett ....... 75, 116
White, Betty .... ....... 2 37
White, Cynthia ..............
White, Linda ..... 54, 101, 208
White, Pamela ............ 54
Bold Gold 13 FHA 13 JV
Gymnastics 2,33 Trainer 3
White, Pat ............... 63
White, Stanley ............ 97
White, Terence ....,....... 54
Key Club lg Latin Club 23
Math Club 23 National Honor
Society 2,3, Who's Who
Among American High School
Students 33Band 1,2,3
Whitehead, Buck ' ......
Whitehorn, John . . .
Whitehouse, John ......... 75
Whitley, Charlie ........... 75
Whitmill, Faith ....... 54, 121
Bold Gold 1,2,3, Student
Council Repr. 2
Whitney, Diane .... .... 7 5
Whitt, Mrs. June ..... .....
Whitworth, LaDonna ....... 55
Wiley, Regina ...............
Wiley, Sheila . . ........ 75
Williams, Anna . . . .... 55, 231
Williams, Betty . . . ...,. . . . .
Williams, Billie . . , . . . . . .
Williams, Carla . . . . . . .55
Williams, Chris . . . . . . . .
Williams, Daryl . . . . . . . .
Williams, David ... ...117
Williams, Edwin . .. ....75
Williams, John .... .....
Williams, Kenneth ...........
Williams Lisa ...,.........
Williams, Luann ...... 55, 122,
Warren, Richard ....
Warren, Sandra . . . . .54
Warren, Scott .... 75
Warren, Viskie .......
Washington, Eddy ....
Washington, Karen ..... 75, 131
Watkins, Bill ...... .
Watkins, Ms. Kayla . . . . . . .
Watson, Ms. Barbara .........
Watson, Eric ............. 75
Watson, Marie ....... 54, 187,
Watson, Phil ..... 147, 146, 204
Watson, Sherry ........... 97
Watson, Tanja ............ 54
Williams, Michael .......... 75
Williams, Rex ...............
Williams, Shandra ...., 55, 291
Williams, Thomas ..........
Williams,T. J.. .. .... . . .75
Willis, Cynthia ..,... 81 , 280
Wilson, Guy .............. 55
FFA 1,2,3, Rodeo Club 1,2,3g
Livestock Judging 1,2
Wilson, Margaret ......... 177
Wilson, Michael ......
Wilson, Robert . . .
Wilson, Roma . . .
Wilson, Sharon . . .
Wilson, Steven . . . ..... . . . .
Wilson, Tony ......... 75, 204
Vanderulist, Richard . . . . .74
Band 1,2,33Twirler 2,3
Watts, Nicholas .....,.... 117
Watts, Susan ............. 75
Way, Shelley .... ..... 9 7
Wilson, Woodrow ......... 182
Winkler, Steve .... 40, 55, 192,
Van Merer, Chrystal
Van Meter, Tonya . . .
Varner, David .....
Varner, Michael ....
Vasquez, Connie .......... 74
Vasquez, Alex .. . . . .80, 203
Vasquez, Keo .... . . .74, 164
Vasquez, Robert ....
Vadenburg, Robert . .
Velasquez, David , . .
Wayland, Kim ..... .
Weatgersby, Roger ...........
Weaver, Ingrid ....... 291, 154
Weaver, Ms. Lucy ............
Weeks, Ruthalene ...........
Weese, Jesse ....... .....
Weir, Mrs. Vickie . . .
Welch, Bradley . . . . . .75
Welch, Darla ... . . . . .75
Welch, Judy . .
Band 1,2,3g Concert Choir 2,33
Harmony 33 Exchange Club
2,33 Christian Club 2, Battery
reporter 23 Battery Feature-
Editor 33 Eagle Revue 23 UIL
Madrigal 1,2,33 UIL Solo 1,33
Golden "A" Award 2
Winters, D'Ann . . , .... 38, 75
Wise, Brenda . . .
Wise, Robin ....
Wittie, Gordon .,...
Wolfe, David . .,
-Wolpe, Susan , . .
Wood, Kathy . . .
Wood,Mike . .
Wood, Robert. . .
Wood, Scott ......
Woods, Alan ..,...
iWoodard, Steven . . .
Woodin, Adriene . . .
Woods, Stephen ....
Woodyard, Marvin. .
Wishard, Kevin .....
. . . . .211
Woolf, Shari .....,. ...290
Worbell, Christene . , .........
Worley, Sheron .,..,.......
Worthing, Carol ..... 'T .... 229
Worthing, Charon .....,... 55
Bold Gold 1,23 FHA 1,2g Stu-
dent Council Repr. 1,
Christian Club 1g Who's Who
Among American High School
Students 33 Varsity Gymnas-
Wright, Gary . .. . . . . .
Wright, Jan ...... . ..----
Wright, Mildred . . . ...... 174
. . .134, 201
Wright, Trey . . .
Wright, Vanessa . . , ...., , . . .
Wrobel, Christine . . .
Yacono, Abner . .
Yeager, Marie ....
Yancey, Pete ....
Yarbrough, Bill . .
Yasger, Roslame .
Yasger, Rose ..,.
Young, Jaryl ....
Young, Kenneth .
Young, Sharyl ,,.. 75, 191, 204
Young, Susan ...,.. , , .
Cover design by Don Taylor. Division pages
by Martha Pittman. All pieces of artwork
were designed and drawn by Don Taylor.
Color photos by David Ross and Lochy
Larson, portraits by Henington Studios.
Type style: theme: headlines 24 point
Spartan, body copy 12 point Theme, cut-
lines 8 point Century. Remainder of book:
headlines 18 News Gothic, body copy 10
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All-Texas Honor Rating
Flashlight 7979 was printcd in Wolfe City,
Texas by Henington Publishing Company.
The press run was 1200.
To the faculty, staff and administration
of Abilene High, thank you for all your
patience, support and enthusiasm to the
staff making this book what it is. Thanks
also goes out to the Abilene-Reporter News,
especially to David Lesson and Ed Leal who
without their support, portions of this book
would not exist. The same also extends to
The University of Texas
Award of Distinguished Merit
Young, Terry ...... ...,..
Youngblood, Julie ...........
Youngblood, Simone . . . 74, 75,
' ' ' ' " .nip 290
Zachry, Becky . . .
Zachry, Russel . . .
Zims, Lee .....
---105 Zinche, Lisa ..... .M55
Zuber, Gerald . . . . . . .
. . .291
Mr. james Boyett, Ms. Sherry Hansen our
gratitude for many out of town shots
allowing us to cover more activities involving
AHS students. Special thanks to Mr. Gayle
Lomax and Mr. Lynn Nichols for recog-
nizing and rewarding us with academic
Last, to Mrs. Vickie Weir, our love and
admiration extends to you for your support,
understanding and compassion making the
year and book richer and more rewarding for
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New York City
1 The dawn of a day signals the hope of
rules IS a facet of exxstence
humor from past generatxons
m a pep rally scene as Mr Wes
horxzons lh character reversal,
Coates and Regma Ball perform
hxldren re11g1ous philosophy,
s the stones from the Bxble.
the art of SUYVIVHI m the armed
Drew drzlls on the obstacle
students appear ready as
Students persist in
imperfect adult world
Taking on new formats as individuals,
students saw the pieces of the puzzle fall
slowly and meticulously into place. Experi-
mentations offered to the new found
individual the accessibility to drugs, alcohol,
religion, discotheques, colleges, universities
and other fixations of a constant, yet
changing destiny. The opportunities discov-
ered through experiments offered unbiased
and factual information from which
opinions stemmed and generations formed.
ln the accepted rituals of previous
generations, the population of Abilene High
excelled in academic and extra-curricular
activities. lnstigation of thc infamous senior
prom along with challenges of the classes
and academic lettering became reality as
students banded together to appeal to the
young administration. As changes to the
structure of Abilene High became increas-
ingly evident, the once inferior youth began
the next circle-the ending circle of adult-
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1. Escape from the crowded halls offers time
for thought as Robby Adkins and Tina
Cottrell experience moments alone.
2. Signs of the imperfect world that lay
ahead serve as a reminder for the need to
3. Experiencing life as a thrill offers an
outlet for emotions for Edward Chapple.
4. Leading others through the infamous
senior year, class president Phil Boone learns
the meaning of growth through involvement,
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