Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA)

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if ' i»i ' i -:- ' m E w: :i - ;W IT ' S CATCHING AKLAN ' 81 Jd o-i d , «. 3 o4 °-v f " 1 „ r S A Q oin4+o bt W 11 r vender pcxt V„e.5 • X-V v e x «- Si— . V 2 o°se ? g Acalanes High School 6 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd. Lafayette, California ' £ S t SSJ 0 94549 ■V) ■ p 3 ' 3 1 i I ! ' " J ' £ J 5 -Ufe i - n It s Ca uus-( ts CUoaj. a at, C . ( r _ vttUUfa f O 4i 7 -$ ot ' -i u. - 7 t ' L vi V 7 j - i • JHml. i4i) (r i r2 yd Contents Academics 8 Sports 34 Student Life 82 Us 134 People and Events 208 — -n - OC iU vi .o Lo afcu-g j( crv JaXc in L f Kjza U Ubu Ijfr UUnLV C A U kjSuL TO d U? U U i od (lock. CMa4 ( U2 ( OAKVlAa j w X2 $ 2 M$ . :- iO .0 t 0 O A, J - s? It was September second and classrooms beckoned to summer- sun-bronzed students. Although venturing into any one of the fifty-three classrooms was the last thing that students wanted to do, 1,519 students filed into class. We were in the 80 ' s now, with a new feeling. The completion of a fully re-landscaped Quad, followed by a dynamic winning season for the football team, and the drama department ' s fabulous production of Cactus Flower, brought about a feeling of infectious enthusiasm ... it was catching. AKLAN 81 VOLUME 41 Spotted stare. Tracey Wiseman watches as Carolyn Aps uses a triangular scale to complete a project in Technical Drawing. Halloween was a day that everyone got caught up in and everything from clowns to rabbits strolled through the halls. A bit of browsing. Intricate hairstyles caught on, and magazines were the source of many of the new styles. Amy Sherman glances through a fashion magazine in the library to get some ideas about the latest trends. Clownish conductor. Mike Cutter leads the rally band at the Western rally. The rally was held to spark interest in a western dance to be held that night as a fundraiser for the Quad. 1 OPENING A moment ' s exhaustion. In his fifth period Auto I class, Mike Hughes takes a moment to think while studying the parts of a car. Auto Shop classes were popular because of the valuable information that they taught. MfMm With school quickly underway, we were swept into the mainstream of activity. Whether we chose to collect money for the annual AFS fund drive, race to school at 6:00 a.m. for early morning swim practice, or join our first team to compete in the county-wide Academic Decathlon, we felt a new interest in every facet of school life. Apathy became a distant memory as participation reached epidemic proportions. No one could stop it ecause — it was catching. Benched. Wearing a down parka, Sophomore )eb Stewart waits outside Room 305 for the bell to ring. During cold winter days it was difficult to keep warm wandering the halls in between classes. ■vP- OPENING Q • v. V ±r Midnight magic. At the Homecoming Dance Diane Bischel, Kristin rown and their dates dance to " Cocaine. " Rowdy music added energy to any dance. Kicked back. Although Leanne Silver appears relaxed, she concentrates on preparing a study guide for an afternoon class. Lunch was often the time to catch upon homework assignments. t R R. A group of students spends lunch away from the bustle of the hallways and the Quad. The front lawn was rarely crowded and was quite relaxing despite the traffic nearby. -£ £c u yn x ms$ jjlAM ! Jm m O ti ' axy JL frtu, OPENINC Thinking cap. Ross Tsugita listens as Mr. Black explains a project due in fourth period Mechanical Drawing. It was important to have a good mixture of solids and interest ing electives. Turf time. In the process of re-landscaping the Quad, Freshman Cholly Mills and lunior Heather Riegg diligently prepare the sod. Teamwork made the transformation of Student Square a reality. In conclusion. Mike McCallister completes a short story for Mr. Mayes ' third period English II class. Sophomores spent much of the year learning about various types of literature. OPENING ► ' In transit. SuzyCohune talks with Mark Ransdell in between classes. Often the only opportunity to catch up with people came during the five minutes found passing in the halls. Of course learning about the Battle of Bull Run or how to do integration problems was important, but from 8:05 to 3:05 we learned something more. We learned how to relate to people and how to see school as a whole — not as just a sports-place or a study-place. We found that the time spent talking with friends : during lunch was equally important as the recitation of a Spanish II dialogue. School took on an added dimension — it was a place to relax as well as to learn. This was an idea that was catching. Going it alone. hand, Micheline Causing heads for the cafeteria for cheerleading. By wearing their cheerleading outfits on game days, the spirit leaders sparked enthusiasm. OPENING All in a day ' s work. Mr Fee ' s day encompassed everything from teaching two morning Calculus AB classes, right up to helping at track meets after school. From the time he arrived at school on his motorcycle to the time he headed home, he added a special dimension to each day. DEDICATION " At first he scared us — ' If you don ' t think you can handle it he said, ' then you had better drop the class now. ' That was only a challenge to make us prove to him that we could do the work. " " Even if you were ready to quit — give up math all together, he would take you aside and inspire you to get back in there and keep trying. " " When we began the task of studying for the AP test he was right there to help us. If we had a problem with related rates or integration he ' d help us before school, after school or anytime in between. " " He tried to make math something exciting. I remember the time we had to figure out how many gifts ' my true love ' gave in the Twelve Days o f Christmas. It was little extras like that that made his class interesting. " We saw him at the chalkboard, we saw him as a starter for the afterschool track meets, we saw him clad in his leather jacket seated atop his motorcycle. But most of all we saw Duane Fee as an individual dedicated to helping us learn. DEDICATION Machine in motion. Matt Loar and Gregg Powlan analyze their experiment A way with words. Sara McCombs, Chris Crossgart and Martha Ross review the organization and development of Subject A exams. In Mrs. Meek ' s Advanced Comp. class students focused on the finer points of writing style and structure. Backrow reader. Kirk Ross spends part of the period in Mr. Muldoon ' s reading class skimming the newspaper. Students made a special effo rt to schedule courses which focused on improving specific skills. ACADEMICS DIVIDER ti Cm Seeing is believing. Roger Williamson examines his petri dish looking for evidence of bacteria growth. Biology students often learned much more from lab experiments than they did from reading isolated facts and theories. Hablaespaifol.Chalo Berrocal, an AFS student from Costa Rica, concentrates on his homework assignment in English III. Arriving in the summer to stay with Jeff Boodell and his family, Chalo rapidly became a part of student life. The age of technology was upon us and it ignited a spark that affected our views on academics. We looked forward to first period Computer Programming where we fed data into the banks just to get an answer back. Though we were geared toward the future, we delighted in the past. Rendering a verdict on Eugene Debs ' guilt helped us keep in mind the relevance of history on our everyday lives. Baking gingerbread houses for the German Club made us realize that foreign language was — more than conjugating verbs. We all felt the undercurrent — that excitement when learning something new ... it was catching. Academics ACADEMICS DIVIDER Chalk it up. Students in Mr. answer workbook questions on the important concepts, and all language Hernandez ' s fifth period Spanish III class board. Written exercises reinforced teachers used them. Coming to terms. With 75 note cards due the next day, Tom Steuber searches for information on his term paper subject, Kurt Vonnegut. During their English classes, juniors were allowed to go to the library, where Mrs. Ford made a cart full of good sources available to all researchers. A flip through Webster ' s. Advanced on some of their finer points of writing. the definitions of their vocabulary Comp. gave seniors who were very good Gayle Parker and Meg O ' Dea search for words. English students an opportunity to work 10 COMMUNICATIONS One voice. Alisa Wilson, Mike Cutter, Steve Kent, and Marvin Heileson sing of this class were talented and hard " Lullay My Liking " during their fifth working; they performed in numerous period Choral Ensemble class. Members jazz and classical concerts. Tuned in. During fourth period, Mr. Hernandez ' s Spanish III class listens to a dialogue. Headsets were used to a great extent in foreign language classes; the expensive equipment helped beginning and advanced students to improve their pronunciation. Communication Connection: Chopin to Shakespeare As the dial turns slowly, the sounds of talk shows, foreign languages and music stream from the speakers. Listening to the radio was one of the hun- dreds of ways people used the basic methods of communica- tion. Since Americans tend to be unilingual, English was the only language that students were required to take. Jim Ross commented, " The English classes were the same for ev- eryone for the first three years, but, as a senior, I was able to choose my English class. In Shakespeare we got a chance to work on our writing and gram- mar while reading most of Shakespeare ' s classics. We also learned about the Elisabethan era in England. " Although not required to take an English course, seniors found a fourth year very help- ful. " The vocabulary and grammar we studied in College Comp. helped a lot on the Col- lege Board tests, " said Jack Chauvin. While students rarely spoke them in daily life, foreign lan- guages were popular. " My knowledge of Spanish was helpful. We have a Mexican maid, so my being able to (continued) COMMUNICATIONS Communication Connection: Chopin to Shakespeare speak Spanish allowed us to talk in two languages, " men- tioned Jenny Miller. Since most students were raised in English speaking families, students ' first brushes with a foreign lan- guage could be quite puzzling. Chris Kirwin mentioned, " When I began taking French, I was really confused. When I understood the language bet- ter, French no longer seemed harder than English, in fact, it is probably simpler. " While English and other lan- guages were often considered the only means of expressing ideas, music, whether vocal or instrumental, was probably the most universal method of com- munication. " In band we played in front of large audi- ences, and we tried to give them the feeling of the music. Playing in the band was also fun. We got to go to Disney- land and Marriot ' s, and we also played in competitions, " said Charles Wait. Exposure to a variety of com- munications ' media in high school was helpful in day to day activities, whether you were listening to a student officer ' s speech at a public hearing, taking in a jazz con- cert in Golden Gate Park or reading a poem by Goethe for that first period German class. A last look. With time running out, Sophomore Tim O ' Dea checks his essay for obvious flaws. In English II, sophomores studied all major types of literature. Fa-la-la. During fifth period Choral Ensemble, Jeff Hyde and John Marlowe practice " Deck the Halls " for several upcoming Christmas concerts. The Choral Ensemble presented twelve Christmas concerts for various community clubs. 12 COMMUNICATIONS Noted information. Molly Carr questions Mrs. Meek about the proper form of her note cards. Since the term paper was juniors ' first introduction to ■■■■fcK V formal research paper, teachers were deluged with questions from confused students. Foreign influence. Mrs. Ardini smiles at a comment from one of her first period French I students. Class participation was a necessary element in learning how to communicate orally in a language. A hand in. Dana Bible gives Mr. Hernandez a homework assignment during her third period Spanish III class. Spanish students did many hours of homework to learn the intricacies of the Active explanation. Mr. Jensen describes the different types of phrases to his sixth period English I class. eshmen were required to take English I, in which they learned the basic principles of English grammar and composition. Word search. As Andy Worthington Advanced Comp. students were given looks on, Grant Palmer uses free time in ten words a week to learn. Every three his third period Advanced Comp. class to weeks, they were tested on the most define his weekly vocabulary words. recent thirty words. 13 COMMUNICATIONS Piece by piece. In Mr. Innocenti ' s fifth together. Understanding the propertie period class, Julie Palsak and Carolyn of DNA and RNA molecules was Papini link models of DNA molecules difficult aspect of Biology Programmed to learn. In Computer Programming, students learned the basics of computer languages and the use of a computer. Brent Cain types an assigned program into a WANG computer in his first period class. Mixed emotions. Some students in Mr. Baughman ' s fourth period Alg. Il Trig. class concentrate on the material, while others occupy themselves with other things. Math and Science courses often tested a student ' s attention span. Divide and Conquer Pushing buttons, toying with wires and solving mathe- matical formulas were some of the unavoidable aspects of math and science classes. Al- though most students found these classes challenging and, at times, difficult to fathom, they realized that they had to have them, not only to gradu- ate, but to continue on in these fields. Through the addition of computer programming and electronics ' classes, students had opportunities to learn new skills that had practical applica- tions in life. Karen Nelson commented, " We learned Ba- sic, one of the main computer languages. We also learned how to write programs. " Matt Greer added, " In my elec- tronics ' class we learned the basic elements of electronics. We built projects, and we used them to learn more about the fundamentals of el ectronics. " Although most students complained about difficult math classes, a few students enjoyed the challenging con- cepts introduced in the classes. " I felt really good when I fin- ished a difficult problem in my Math Analysis class, " claimed Cristy Dumke. Bob Grier re- plied, " We worked really fast in my Honors Algebra II Trig. class. You had to work hard to keep up with the pace of the class. " (continued) Precise placement. In his fourth period physics ' class, Mike Worthington positions a ball at the top of a ramp before conducting a two dimensional collision. Experiments were a common way for physics ' students to investigate the validity of basic formulas. 14 TECHNICALITIES Chalk talk. A common technique among math teachers was to begin each period by giving students the solutions to puzzling questions from the previous night ' s homework. Mr. Penrose pauses to check his work before finishing an algebra problem. More than skin deep. Carolyn Vasquez and Lorie Nelson study different parts of the skeleton before a second quarter physiology test. Most students found memorizing science material for tests and quizzes bothersome and tedious. Coastal gravity. Bruce Whitten watches the path of a metal ball during one of the many physics experiments. Students were responsible for gathering data about the ball ' s trajectory after it left the ramp, preparing a write-up and presenting a detailed vector diagram. Coming attractions. The day before an exam, many teachers gave students a chance to ask questions and review for the test. Mr. DeMartini shows his second period Calculus BC class sample questions the day before a test on the methods of integration. 15 TECHNICALITIES Science classes also inspired a variety of reactions. " There was a lot of memorization in- volved in physiology, " com- mented Kathy McNeill. " Physics is less rigid than chemistry. It ' s more applicable to life, " remarked Carl Gold- berg. Most of the science classes required a lot of hard work, but often they were quite enjoyable. " Mr. Ellisen cracks a lot of jokes — he makes the class interesting, " Carl added. Some students found their math and science classes drab; those who stuck with these classes usually had some goal in mind. Cristy commented, " I took Math Analysis this year because I want to be an archi- tect. " Matt added, " I took elec- Making a connection. Alan Newell and Jeff Voorhees intently work on electronic buzzers in their second period electronics ' class. Electronics ' students built different electrical devices to better understand how they functioned. Divide and Conquer tronics because I plan to go into the field; it is one of the biggest and most interesting careers in the world. " Karen continued, " Even though I really enjoyed my Computer Programming class, the reason I was taking the class was that I plan to go into computer science. " Students scheduled math and science classes into their four years at school for a va- riety of reasons. Whether they took chemistry for the chal- lenge, physiology for a back- ground to a career in veterinary medicine or calculus because integration was a hobby of theirs, students found the classes that suited their needs and, at the same time, com- pleted their graduation re- quirements. DNA puzzle during their fifth period Puzzled puzzler. Ed Hayward watches biology class. Biological jigsaw puzzles in amazement as Joe Hart and Mindy helped students understand the Elmore discover a missing piece to a breakdown of certain substances. Blackboard briefing. Since Introductory accompanied bv question and answer Physical Science required many sessions. Mr. Thurling takes time to techniques that incoming students were explain the next mathematical step in an unfamiliar with, the labs were frequently equation. 16 TECHNICALITIES Down to the bone. Eileen Hession reviews her notes on a humerous bone. Physiology students had the opportunity to use real bones in their studies of the human body. Entranced. Members of Mr. DeMartini ' s of a proof. Labeled " brains " , Calculus second period Calculus BC class pay BC members were frequently confused, attention to Mr. DeMartini ' s explanation nonetheless. Does not compute. In Mr DeMartini ' s first period Computer Programming class, Mike Lin experiments with one of the class ' four computers. The computers were meant to teach the basics of computer programming; students programmed them to calculate problems and play games. What ' s this? Physiology students found that the class often involved a lot of memorization. With the help of a skeleton, Madeline Connor and Pedro Cojuangco review the names of various bones. 17 TECHNICALITIES Sanded surface. Sanding to a smooth finish was one of the final steps in making a piece of woodwork. In his Wood I class, Rick Biro sands the chest of drawers which he built. Bachelor basics. Independent Living students learned how to fend for themselves in the kitchen and at the sewing machine. Miss Carmichael helps Sheehan Verner sew his 2nd quarter project, a chef ' s hat, in his 3rd period class. I 1J Design for Living Split Pea Soup to Spark Plugs Dealing with neither Einstein ' s Thoery of Relativity nor even the different tenses of the verb " to drink, " vocational art classes provided an atmos- phere that was different from that in any of the required aca- demic classes. There were many kinds of vocational art classes offered, and each one included various skill levels. One thing that they all had in common, however, was that they all dealt with skills that could prove useful to a person later in life. Classes available provided knowledge about such subjects as food preparation, sewing, drafting, typing, shorthand, wood- work, mechanics, and electric- ity. " Foods classes showed me different types of food that made a meal interesting and tasty, " stated Mandi Gardner, a junior in Foreign Foods and Swap talk. First year woodwork students enrolled in Wood I, while those students continuing in the class could take Advanced Woods. A group of people discuss a current project in Wood I, in which students learned the basics of the trade. Advanced Foods. " When I ' m older, I ' ll be cooking my own meals, and it ' ll be nice to know how to make a meal that ' s a lit- tle more interesting than maca- roni and cheese! " A class called Independent Living combined the basics of home economics and money management. Kristen Zensius said, " In Independent Living we learned about banking, credit buying, transportation, and housing. We also had nine weeks of sewing and cooking when we learned the funda- mentals in these areas. " Some people enrolled in classes that they felt might help them later in high school or col- lege. Like many freshmen, Brad Goldblatt took typing. He commented, " I wanted to learn how to type so that I could type reports for classes in high (continued) 18 VOCATIONAL ARTS Join in. Hudson Kirn uses ,i |oiner during his 6th period Wood I class. After learning construction principles, Wood students were able to build protects such as tables and shelves. Clean cut. Although a few girls took industrial arts classes such as auto shop, this woodworking class consisted only of boys. Dave Olkkola splits a board in half with a band saw in his woods class. Chef ' s salad. In foods classes, students were taught how to prepare elaborate meals as well as basic dishes such as salads. Jill Siegmann refers to the recipe as she combines the ingredients of her bean and bacon salad in the sixth period Foods I class. It all adds up. One of the many business classes was Business Math, in which students learned math skills necessary for a later occupation. Dan Lucas uses I an adding machine in his second period ness Math class. Hunt-and-peck abandoned. Seniors realized that typing ability would come in handy at college, and many took typing classes to learn the skill. Becky Chiao improves her speed and technique in her 6th period class. 19 VOCATIONAL ARTS Straight and narrow. During his fourth add another dimension to his drawing. period mechanical drawing class, Dave Precision was vital to the production of a Hunt carefully uses a straight edge to quality piece of work. Sizing up. Wood I student John Adler measures a board before drilling dowels. Throughout the year, students were assigned projects in addition to those they chose to make on their own Happy homemakers. In Foods I, days were set-aside for making special kinds of dishes. Lisa Dirito, Dan Sullivan, and Ellen Smith prepare a marinated artichoke salad in their sixth period class. The final touches. Greg Lu the surface of his cutting board with a saws, drills, and sanders, made tedious jobs easier. 20 VOCATIONAL ARTS Split Pea Soup to Spark Plugs school. Also, I wanted to know how to type before I got into college, where typing is almost essential. " Some classes trained a per- son in a certain field for a future occupation. Gerry Dreshfield, a Graphic Arts student for four years, commented, " It ' s help- ful to learn about the printing industry; it ' s the second largest industry in the country after food processing. My family has A cut above. In his sixth period Wood I class, Kurt Oslander cuts a board into three pieces with a radial a background in graphic arts, and someday I might go into the field as well. " Alan Geary, a student enrolled in Auto Shop I, wanted to learn skills that could earn him money while he continued his school- ing. He said, " Next summer I have a chance to get a job as a part-time mechanic. At school I can learn the skills that will help me get the job. " Before a person applied for a Woodworking students learned and practiced many safety precautions, such as wearing protective glasses. job, however, it was important to know the basics of filling out job applications, managing money, or just finding out what job option was best. Mark Greaves, a one-year veteran of Business Careers, commented, " Business Careers taught us about jobs and how to get them. It ' s a class that people should take because it teaches a lot about job opportunities. " Dedicating oneself to a ca- reer-oriented elective was not hard. The difficulty lay in choosing the right one. The many choices available pro- vided a well balanced back- ground in many fields, and a solid education that students enjoyed and no doubt took with them even after receiving their diplomas. Lectured listeners. Auto I students listen as Mr. Kaufman explains the function of the carburetor. First year auto students spent more time studying the mechanics of cars than actually working on them. Nuts and bolts. Dan Warner and Steve Callander work on an engine during their Auto II class. Because Auto II students worked on complicated, time-consuming projects, they were required to take the class for both periods 1 and 2. On key. To develop the habit of not watching the typewriter, students kept their eyes on their manuals when practicing. Tom Couch, Patti Dewald, and Jennifer Lavigne use the proper method during their Typing I class. 21 VOCATIONAL ARTS Design discussion. Mrs. Gray listens as lay Spangenberg explains a technique he used in a painting. Mrs. Gray took an active interest in students ' work and helped them develop professional styles. Plaster caster. After doing some investment casting, Todd Finley cleans the plaster out of a flask. The casting required pouring the project material into a plaster mold of the desired shape. Numerous negatives. Photography working with a camera. Chip Upshaw students learned all the aspects of and Scott Smith examine their negatives after developing a roll of film. 22 ART Art to Art There are always those lucky few who have an artistic talent so great that it shines through the minute they wield a paint- brush. Then there are those who are creative and imagina- tive and enjoy just " dabbling " in the many mediums of art. Whether students showed an aptitude for cartooning or sketching, there were classes that suited their talents per- fectly. For those who wanted to learn the basics of drawing and painting, Art I, II and III pre- cisely fit their needs. Art IV and V catered to the more ad- vanced artist. " I was in Art V with Gary Gray, " said Jay Spangenberg. " We were the only ones in the class, so we Detailed design. Carol Stanton puts the finishing touches on her ink drawing during her fifth period Art I class. This beginning art class gave students an idea of their abilities. got special attention and we learned more. " Crafts offered a more con- crete type of art. Students were able to create original designs and use metal, gold, silver, leather and stained glass to in- tensify their work. Cari Tryon commented, " I liked the class becaus e it gave me a chance to be inventive. I made a sterling silver ring that I designed my- self; I know it ' s one-of-a-kind. " Jennifer Reimer added, " I made a leather wallet for my brother. The entire thing cost me only $2.15. " Students who wanted to take a less structured art class, with room for experimenta- tion, often signed up for car- tooning. Sue Eoff mentioned, " I wanted to take cartooning second semester but never got in. I ' ve always been interested in creating animated personali- ties. I guess everyone wants to learn the mystery behind the comic book characters. " W i - m Photography, although not usually considered art, al- lowed students to use unlim- ited creativity in choosing their subjects, atmosphere, back- ground, light and distance. " I never knew taking pictures was so complicated. The class was good for amateurs because it started from the very begin- ning. I learned all the specifics of photography, " commented Shelley Buster. Art classes offered an outlet for imagination, creativity and hidden talents, besides being relaxing and extremely enjoy- able. As Bob Baker put it, " I felt proud when I looked at a fin- ished project and realized that I made the entire thing; the feel- ing of accomplishment was in- credible. " Crafty intentions. After obtaining a cabachon, a special cut of stone, Diane Cvetic files it down for use in a necklace. Filing rough edges made jewelery look more professional. Photo fold. Vicki Mondloch makes a folder for negatives and light sensitive paper during her sixth period photography class. Photography students learned to be especially careful with their materials to avoid spotting, cloudiness and scratches on their prints. 23 ART From B.C. To D.C Historical story. Bonnie Person watches Mrs. Dyer explain about the Spaniards in California in her first period California History class. Mrs. Dyer often broke the tedium of California history by telling interesting stories. 1) When was the Caifornia gold rush? 2) What is a characteristic of the Islamic religion? 3) In which elections were third parties prominent? 4) What events led to the Boston Massacre? 5) When did James I of En- gland ascend the throne? Had you taken California History, American Govern- ment, Social Studies, Ameri- can History or European History, you would know the answers to these questions. It all started freshman year with social studies. " I really didn ' t know what to expect from social studies. I heard that we ' d learn about natural disas- ters. Learning about earth- quakes, volcanoes and floods really got my attention and threw a lot of action into a sub- ject which could tend to get a bit boring, " stated Rich Gose- Sophomores were not re- quired to take a history course. However, many tenth-graders missed learning the historical facts and decided to join some juniors and seniors by schedul- ing either California or Euro- pean History into their line-up of classes. " I really enjoyed So- cial Studies in my freshman year. When I heard they were offering semester courses in history for the first time, I de- cided to sign up and learn more about Europe and California, " said Mike Bennett. Juniors faced the required American History. In class they learned about the Civil War, the stock market and the roaring twenties as they traced history through the mid-20th century. " My American His- tory class with Mrs. Alsterlind always held my attention. It covered a variety of topics and moved fast, " commented Carl Goldberg. When senior year rolled around, it was time for mem- bers of the twelfth grade to learn a little more about their government. American Gov- ernment covered everything from electoral college proce- dure to the duties of the Sen- ate. Seniors combined a semester of American Govern- ment with a semester of Sociol- ogy, Economics or International Relations. Jenny Hoots stated, " I ' m glad that American Government was a required course. It helped me get more involved in our gov- ernment, and I learned about current events everyday. " If you retained any of the knowledge given you as you made your way from freshman Social Studies all the way to se- nior government, you ' d know that the answers to the above questions were: 1) 1849 2) They pray 5 times a day. 3) 1912, 1944, 1968, 1980 4) Americans stored guns at Lexington. 5) 1603 Quick quiz. Settled comfortably in the Quad, lenni Smith and Carol Ravetto quiz each other for a test in Mrs. Alsterlind ' s history class. Students often found their scores improved if they studied with friends. Social study. Elicia Pryor and Julie Dean participate in a group discussion in their sixth period sot lal studies class. Supposedly stranded on a desert island, their assignment was to set up a government and society that was workable. 24 HISTORY News notes. On a Saturday afternoon, fifth period American History students assemble at the Lafayette Library. This group researched old facts as they prepared a model 1 850 newspaper. First-rate traits. American Government students look on as Mr. Dobbins lists qualities necessary to be a successful president. After preparing a list of the opinions of the students, Mr. Dobbins compared it to the list printed in their Back tracking. Bill Nagle and Craig Morrell wait for a cable car in San Francisco on their California History field trip. The history students visited Alcatraz, the Cable Car Museum and a Korean naval ship before returning to Lafayette in the afternoon. Campaign ' 80. A group ot American Government students discusses propaganda in their first period class. Throughout the elections, government classes zeroed in on the media and how it affected the election. 25 HISTORY Daily census. Much to many students ' dismay, excessive absences or tardies were detrimental to their grades in a course. Melissa Richards fills out an absence report for Mr. Reeves ' second period Bible as Literature class. It was that uncomfortable time of year again. The tests and essays had been returned; the points had been tallied and re-checked, and dumbstruck stu- dents staggered glumly from class to class. They appeared with alarming regularity, those little white slips of paper that acquired so much significance for so many over the course of a semes- ter. They were, of course, report cards. Grades came out, to a somewhat numbed reception, four times a year, and the two sets which materialized at the all- important semester breaks in January and June were recorded permanently (read forever) on a student ' s transcript. It all sounded very ominous and threatening, and quite a few people reacted accordingly. Sopho- more Ross Tsugita said, " I worry a lot about my grades because I ' d like to get into a university when I ' m finished with high school. " Respectable grades were clearly necessary for those who hoped to move on to most forms of higher education, but Senior Margaret Gordon took a more casual approach. She remarked, " I don ' t worry too much about grades. Certainly I want to maintain a reasonable average, but I just try to do my best; I can ' t do any more. " Perhaps Greg Slama most succinctly captured the attitude of most students when he commented, " I worry about my grades at the end of a semes- ter. " For many, it was a tense era. As books, newspa- per articles and television programs examined pressures and people ' s responses to them, some grade-conscious students acquired a new worry; they feared they were worrying too much. Senior Chris Fender recalled, " Just during the first quarter did I realize that I had become so con- cerned with getting A ' s that I had neglected other areas, like a full social life. I found myself studying things that didn ' t interest me and saying, ' Gosh, I hate this, ' but forcing myself to go on to get the grade. That determination to get high grades ruled my life. " Chris continued, " After my realization, I got into subjects and activities that interested me, and I en- joyed myself. Learning should be the important thing. " Since most teachers and students agreed that learning was, indeed, the most important purpose of school, could grades as we knew them ever be completely eliminated to encourage learning for its own sake? Margaret didn ' t think so. She argued, " The people who claim we could have some sort of Pass Fail system instead of grades are being pretty stupid. You have to have some way to separate people. With a system like that, you soon have ' high passes and ' low passes, ' and before long you might as well go back to grades. " Well, if we were stuck with them, were we at least evaluated fairly? Junior Mark Bredahl com- mented, " In general, grades are fair. Of course, some classes seem more difficult, and some teachers make harder tests, but over all, the grades I get are reasonable. " Whether they were reasonable or not, grades be- came a part of our high school lives. We worked for them, worried about them, or just plain ignored them, but their presence, and their effects, were undeniable. Grade graveyard. Only semester grades were recorded on a student ' s record, but something had to be done with reams of quarter report cards. In the counseling office, copies of all first quarter cards wait for further instructions. 26 GRADING College consultation. Grades were among the more important factors colleges considered as part of a student ' s application. Senior Marianne Foglia discusses her college plans with Mr. Diehl in mid-November. itfl • : - : fi On report. Though it would later be the object of scorn, derision and contempt, a standard blank report card seemed hardly capable of evoking strong emotions. Last-minute confirmation. Mary T Li adds her scores in Mr Dobbins ' seventh period government class to determine her first quarter prospects. A flurry of excitement, worry and disputes about point totals greeted the end of each quarter. Composition conference. After school, Mrs. Meek clarifies the grade she has given to Joe Schafer ' s most recent College Comp. paper. Most teachers made themselves available to respond to students ' questions and complaints about grades. 27 GRADES Time out in transit. Ben Wu catches up on some sleep while traveling to San Francisco with his history class. BART provided an economical means of transportation for large groups; school classes and organizations often took advantage of it. Quick talk. Freshmen Anne Tied up. |ohn Marlowe struggles to put McGlamery, Kathy Nelson, Noelle on his tie before he leaves on a drama Browning, and Karen Willcuts dii class field trip to an ACT performance of the latest news during brunch Although Ghosts in San Francisco. The drama the morning break only lasted five members decided to dress formally to minutes, students often found time to add a little sparkle to their excursion. say hello to friends in the hallways. Truck stop. Dave Hunt, Mike Traverso, Dave Kerr and Sean Murray relax in the parking lot during their free sixth period. The parking lot was a popular place for students to gather to talk, play frisbee or make plans for the afternoon. In focus. During their photography class. Kirsten Sakrison and Janie Tebb aim their cameras on a group of seniors in the Quad. Photography students often spent an entire period outside shooting pictures. Homeward bound. Rehearsal time was a valuable ingredient in a successful concert. Mr. Brown ' s ' music students board a bus returning to school after spending four hours rehearsing at Campolindo for the District Choral Festival. 28 OUT OF CLASS Pent-up performers, lunior Dan Singer leads his section of rowdy marching band members onto the field third period. The band spent many hours rehearsing its often complex maneuvers. Down to Basics. Adam Richland catches up on his government homework during his free period. Many students used their free periods to take advantage of the sunshine by studying outside. Out of It Another day — first period, second period, third period . . . YUCK! Have you ever ex- perienced this too common feeling? Day after day, week af- ter week, month after month, students were forced to attend classes in claustrophobic class- rooms while birds flew and the sun shone outside. Fortunately, however, some teachers treated their students to a break from this monotony. Going to San Francisco to catch the latest play, taking an all day boat ride with a science class, or just spending a class period outside, were all welcome dis- tractions from students ' usual schedules. Many students looked for- ward to periods during the day when they could get outside. Sophomore cheerleader Terri Davis stated, " I liked spirit P.E. because we practiced our cheers outside; we weren ' t confined to a small classroom. " Dave Dirito took DOT, a pro- gram that allowed students to hold a job and get credits for it, because, as he said, " DOT let me get out of classrooms and still get credits. " People also felt that classes were more interesting when they were held outside. Senior Nancy Scala commented, " When one of my classes was held outside, the atmosphere was more kicked-back and the teachers seemed a lot more re- laxed. " During football season, members of the marching band practiced their half-time shows on the field during third pe- riod. " I liked being able to march third period because it eliminated tedious night prac- tices. We could march while the sun was shining instead of when it was cold and dark. " said junior Jan Rickard. Ma- jorette Karmen Ported added, " Marching outside with the band third period helped us figure out our routines so we didn ' t have to stay after school as much. Our half-time shows were more organized because we were able to spend class time practicing with the band. " Field trips were also popular diversions. Sierra Smith re- marked, " I liked it when Mr. Eggertson took his drama classes to San Francisco to see Ghosts because we got to see what a real play was like in- stead of just hearing him talk about one. " Mr. Daly ' s geol- ogy classes spent some time aboard the " Inland Seas, " a ship on which they learned how to gather oceanographic data. Miss Dyer ' s California History class took a trip to Al- catraz so they could see the prison firsthand. Mr. Brown ' s music students spent a day at Campolindo rehearsing for the evening ' s Choral Festival per- formance. Sophomore Hailey Meyer commented, " The Cho- ral Festival was a lot of work but it was also fun. We learned a lot about singing in a very large group. " The Blueprint staff also went to San Francisco for a press conference. Teachers felt that field trips were valuable because stu- dents learned through their own observations. Many clubs around Acalanes took trips off campus during the year. The Foreign Affairs Club went to a model Senate and a model U.N. Spanish Honorary mem- bers took their annual trip to San Juan Batista and to the Car- mel Missions. Field trips and outdoor classes not only provided a change of pace, but also of- fered students a chance to es- cape from the doldrums they experienced pent up inside an average run-of-the-mill class- room. 29 OUT OF CLASS Meet the press. Several members of the newspaper staff hold a conference with Mr. Mayes about methods of bettering Time lapse. Steve Tuemmler and Carl the paper. Students felt that the quality Goldberg sport typical 60 ' s fashions. of the Blueprint was much improved The Blueprint staff staged a 60 ' s day to over previous years. add variety to the daily routine. Starting over. Liane Hull briefs the class about the upcoming issue before assigning new articles. The staff tried to include different types of articles in each issue to satisfy the tastes of a diversified student body. Critical review. Parti Carruthers and Melissa lacobs lead the class in critiquing the previous week ' s issue. Last look. Amy Loughran, Peter Isola, and Bob Grier check for errors among the pages of the special Christmas edition. Extra attention to details helped keep the newspaper in top form. 30 BLUEPRINT It ' s News to You End of the line. Every Thursday during sixth period, the staff became an assembly line to put the paper together. The paper was distributed Fridays at lunch, and new articles were assigned Friday afternoons. Editorial conspiracy. Chris Fender shows Liane Hull his sports copy for the next Blueprint edition. The editors were in charge not only of assigning and proofreading articles, but also of designing the general format of the publication. When the 11:45 bell rang on Fridays, students poured out of their fourth period classes and crowded around the small wooden boxes that were sta- tioned strategically up and down the hall. After a mild struggle with the hundreds of groping, blindly grabbing hands, each person walked away with their own copy of the Blueprint. There was much more work behind the Blueprint than its readers realized. Reporters turned in beat reports on Mon- days. The editors then as- signed stories, which, when finished, had to be proofread, slash typed, final typed, or- ganized into a layout, and pas- ted up. " Being on the paper involved a lot of work, " stated editor Liane Hull, " but it was such a challenge to try to make each issue better than the last. " Although the entire staff contributed a lot of effort, the editors were burdened with most of the responsibilities. " Our job was basically to over- see, and to make sure every- thing was running smoothly, " Patti Carruthers explained. Sports editor Chris Fender said, " The Blueprint took a lot of my time. I was in charge of the two sports ' pages, and I probably spent more time working on them than I did on homework or basketball. " Hiding under the elusive la- bel of " journalism " , Blueprint was not a formal class. " Mr. Mayes was an objective advi- sor. The editors lectured more than he did. The class gave us time to ask for advice and work on our articles, " said Bertina Groepe. Patti agreed, " It wasn ' t like a real class. " People got different things out of working on the paper. Feature editor Melissa Jacobs said, " I like the challenge of be- ginning with a blank sheet of paper and transforming it into something that will catch the reader ' s eye. " Carl Goldgerg commented, " It gave me a thrill to see something I had written in print. " Perhaps Chris said it best: " As a whole, I was happy with the Blueprint. It was worth it just to be part of a team that worked well to- gether. " 31 BLUEPRINT The Thinker. Mark Presten ponders the meaning of the cosmic reality of Utopia. The incredible intellect of AKLAN photographers made it impossible for them to socialize with writers for extended periods of time. Excellent equilibrium. Balance was a ke y trait shared by all AKLAN members, who always maintained balanced work loads and ate balanced meals. Caroline Nelson and Mary Broach practice this valuable skill during sixth period. Spiritual moment. Missy Dickson Dauses for a brief word of prayer before turning in her copy to copy editor John Bennett. John ' s standards were tough; sometimes a little help from the Almighty was needed to ensure approval. ' Coordinated Chaos Capturing the Year in 205 Picture perfect. Photographer Liz Kaufman admires a finished print in the dark room before bringing it up to the throng of waiting writers in room 205. Photographers occupied positions of power because writers could not design their spreads until they had received a supply of pictures from the darkroom. Room 205 was a flurry of ac- tivity. Typewriters whirred and clicked, Jackson Browne droned from the tape cassette, and clusters of people fu- riously sketched on layout sheets and racked their minds as thev brainstormed for head- lines. What caused all the commo- tion? It was an AKLAN work- weekend, that infamous Saturday and Sunday before each deadline, during which yearbook staff membes franti- cally gathered to develop pic- tures, write captions, and design spreads. Sometimes, however, after using the word " fad " for the tenth time while writing captions for a spread on trends and fashions, staf- fers became punchy and de- viant behavior resulted . . . Sometimes AKLAN antics were a threat to working condi- tions. Mary Broach, Caroline Nelson, and Heidi Stephens often rollerskated through the halls emitting strange- sounding hoots and giggles, while Trish Greenwood, Emily Weinstein, and Diana Rickard crowded around Nancy Holton ' s desk, babbling in un- intelligible baby lingo to Nancy ' s new son, Alexander. In the back room, Dave Douglas, Cindy Meador and Missy Dickson took turns mak- ing anonymous phone calls to a bewildered Dana Cox, who was in the faculty room. An additional hazard to deadline completion was food. It was everywhere. It literally grew in the back room. Some- times AKLANites had trouble understanding one another be- cause their mouths were too full to speak clearly. Speaking of speaking, staff members enjoyed their gift of gab. At virtually any moment, one could hear Jeff Lancaster rattling off sports ' statistics while Elise " Leaf " Broach, Ann Christie, John Bennett, Heidi Timken, and Laura Nelson had intense talks about Eastern universities. If life in room 205 happened to get a bit boring (a rare occa- sion), a jaunt down to the dark room was the ultimate cure. Just eavesdropping at the door was a source of great amuse- ment for staffers. There was a mad scuffle of feet as Mark Pre- sten raced to pin new pictures on the walls before Liz Kauf- man could righteously tear the old ones down. Jon Walker and John Dahlgren told off-color jokes to Liz, who didn ' t under- stand them, as Frank Krops- chot diligently developed everyone else ' s pictures. Art McCain was missing; presum- ably he was in the yearbook room co-authoring bizarre short stories with Ian McRae. Back in room 205, Rita Mills and Ian McDonald intently de- signed a spread. A curious ob- server asked why they were working so hard. Rita and Ian looked up, recited, " No AKLAN work and all AKLAN play makes no AKLAN, " and collapsed into hysterics. So goes another workweekend. 32 AKLAN Split personality. Ann Christie, a bundle of schizophrenic tendencies, reveals to really Will Rogers as she balances a The AKLAN motto was, " Tober Dana Cox and Elise Broach that she is bottle of liquid paper on her shoulder, is abnormal and vice versa. " Altered skates. After hours of writing captions, Heidi Stephens takes off on rollerskates to visit a world of her own. Staffers used a variety of methods to escape reality during seemingly endless workweekends. £ One, please. Certain necessities, such as exacto knives and croppers, were always in short supply; therefore, auctions were often held to see who would get to use these valuable commodities. Jeff Lancaster bids a dollar on a bottle of liquid paper. " Noway! " Rita Mills gives Trish the Creeping Thing. " The overflow of Greenwood an incredulous look as they talent in room 205 was often expressed read Ian McRae ' s novel, " In Quest of in spurts of creativity. 33 AKLAN Blowing in the wind. Filling in as a goalieduring aCYSAgame, Chris Hausser prepares to throw the ball to a fullback to get the ball upfield. The traditional long boot of the goalie is rarely effective since plays are difficult to setup. Stretchers. Seated on the grass field, Maggie VanZeeland and Janie Tebb take their time exercising stiff muscles before beginning their afternoon workout. Under the direction of Coach Scott Smith, runners learned the benefits of a complete fitness program. Our emotions were greatly influenced by what was happening in athletics. We cheered as we scored the winning touchdown against Liberty, in what was our first Homecoming victory since 1977. It was a winning year and the only question we had was which one of our sports teams was number one at the moment. There was a streak of competition running through us. Whether we were trying to hit a home run in an impromptu Sunday softball game at Vallecito, or trying to pin our opponent to win our first NCS title in wrestling. We had the ability to win and — it was catching. 34 SPORTS DIVIDER Sports Reverse lay-up. In the finals against Ygnacio Valley, " The Blazer " Chris Fender drives to the baseline, comes under the basket and flips the ball through the defenders. The victory against the Warriors clinched the tournament championship and the idea of another FAL conquest was catching among the students. Look alikes. The Freshmen girls prepare for a basketball game in their P.E. class. The rotation of two sports per quarter made it possible for everyone to get a sample of a variety of activities. 35 SPORTS DIVIDER The set up. Kristen McNall sets the ball for teammate Dana Bible ' s spike. With only three hits allowed per side, the bump-set-spike pattern was an effective hitting order. Down under, lulie Tebb watches teammate Kris Lehmkuhl dive for a spectacular save. Shots like this proved that volleyball was a demanding sport. Up and over. Senior Varsity player Dana Smith leans into her overhand serve for extra power. The overall strength of a team was usually determined by how well it served. Varsity Volleyball Bottom row, left to right: Julie Tebb, Dana Smith, Dana Nuzum. Second row: Terry Watson, Amy Van Calder, Heidi Borgwardt. Top row: Coach Terry Rubenstein, Laura Geranen, Kristen Lehmkuhl, Kathy McNeill, Dana Panfili, Pa mLi. V. Volleyball Bottom row, left to right: Suzy Lehmkuhl, Dana Bible, Kristen McNall, Stacie Scammell, Debbie Eisenberg, Bonnie Carlson. Top row: Coach Blanch Farnum, Julie Zygutis, Laura Campbell, Denise Broking, Katie deCarbonel, April Steuber. Net Gain It was the deciding match. Tied with Campolindo for first place, our varsity team was on the brink of success. This im- pressive position was reached despite the loss of nine seniors from last year ' s championship team. " We came alive because we wanted to show the other teams. We surprised the whole FAL by doing as well as we did, " said first year varsity player Dana Nuzum. The team consisted mainly of starters from last year ' s J.V. team. With the exception of Dana Smith, the entire squad lacked varsity volleyball expe- rience. Dana Smith com- mented, " It was frustrating ginning all over with an en- tirely new team. There was some pressure in the begin- ning of the season to do as well as last year ' s team; but once the league season started we put it all together. " Similar problems plagued the J.V. team, who found that they, too, got off to a slow start. Sophomore Laura Campbell commented, " Serving and set- ting were our main problems, but the coaching was excellent, and once we started working as a team we did fine. " Was second place a disap- pointment? At any other school, no, but here — maybe. Varsity volleyball player Terry Watson expressed her feelings on winning. " We entered the season expecting a lot of our- selves. We wanted to win. " The varsity team was faced with a final match against Campolindo to determine who would receive the FAL title. The Dons took the first game fifteen to eleven, lost the sec- ond two to fifteen, and after holding the Cougars at four- teen for several service ex- changes, lost nine to fifteen. Laura Geranen analyzed the reasons for the Cougars ' vic- tory; " Volleyball is an emo- tional game and when we were down our defense suffered. " Starting over with ten new players on a team of eleven was by no means easy. Coach Terry Rubenstein commented, " We did surprisingly well for the lack of experience we had. " 36 VOLLEYBALL Bow to bump. Kathy McNeill drops to often had to bend to be under the ball one knee to return a serve. Bumpers time for an effective hit. Junior Varsity We They Opponent 2 1 Las Lomas 2 1 Alhambra 2 Liberty 2 Miramonte 2 Campolindo 2 1 Las Lomas cause I like team sports. Our 2 1 Alhambra coach, Mrs. Farnum, was a big 2 . . . . ... .Liberty p ar t f our success. After every game she would award a warm ' I went out for volleyball be- 2 Miramonte 2 Campolindo fuzzy to a player who did well This gave us incentive to do our best. Eventually every player won one. " Julie Zygutis On top of the action. In a match against Las Lomas, Laura Geranen spikes the ball. A well-placed spike, the most difficult shot to return, often ended a rally and gained a point for a team. All together now. Team members gather to congratulate Kris Lehmkuhl and Amy Van Calder after they saved a ball and the game for their team. Teamwork and enthusiasm were keys to the team ' s success, and players often cheered when people made points on difficult shots. 37 VOLLEYBALL Top of the ladder. Susie Mayne played in the number one singles ' position for three years in a row and was one of the most consistently successful players on the team. At an afternoon workout, she practices her powerful backhand. At your service. The serve could often make or break a player ' s game, so team members practiced it again and again to get the stroke in a groove. ]on Beernink concentrates on his form during an afternoon practice. Courting victory. At the match at Las Lomas, number three singles player Kathleen Whiting makes a successful forehand return. Although competition during matches was often tough, the girls ' team placed first in the league. Taking Advantage The swing of things. Bill Griffith returns a serve during a challenge match. Challenges determined the ranking of each player on the team ladder. The score was add-in before the final point. Concentration overtook the server ' s emotions as he mechanically tossed the ball and smashed it into his opponent ' s service square. Seconds later, the point was over — the victorious result of hours of practice. " We had an excellent team, " asserted Molly Moran, who paired with Nini Hughes to comprise the number one dou- bles ' team. " Everyone on the girls ' team improved, and we finished in first place. " Mike Worthington commented, " We had a young team, but we had a lot of depth which al- lowed us to do well. " Tim Jonathon, the new coach, was partly responsible for the superior quality of the tennis teams. " Tim cared a lot more than coaches in previous years. He was the best coach we have ever had, " stated Dave Dirito. Susan Meinbress added, " He worked with ev- eryone and helped each player improve. " Tim upgraded the workouts, making them more difficult and more effective. Mike men- tioned, " It was interesting to go to practice at six-thirty every morning, but Tim wanted to get the guys ' team in shape. The morning workouts left time in the afternoon for chal- lenge matches. " Molly said, " We used drills to improve specific parts of our games. The practices were pretty hard; we had to run each day and challenge other players. " The rigorous workouts resulted in rewarding seasons for the girls in the fall and the boys in the spring. The success of the teams gave each player a sense of per- sonal pride. " Tennis is my fa- vorite sport, " revealed Susan, " because it can be either indi- vidual or team-oriented, de- pending on whether you play doubles or singles. " Mike, who played singles, explained, " When you lose, you have no one to blame but yourself, but when you win, you get all the credit . . . that ' s what makes this sport special. " 38 TENNIS A lofty approach. Working out after school, Susan Meinbress anticipates an overhead smash. In addition to playing practice matches, the girls worked on drills to improve various aspects of their games. Toss up. Dave Dirito tosses the ball in preparation for a strong serve. Players had individual styles which they improved throughout the season. Back stroke. Eyes on the ball, Rob Baggot prepares to pound a backhand across the court. For most of the players on the team, tennis was a year-round sport; just because the school season ended didn ' t mean that racquets sat in closets. Boys ' Varsity Top row: Matt Moran, Scott Schafer, Doug Hamilton, Coach Tim Jonathon, Bill Griffith, Ledger Free, Dave Dirito. Middle row: Rob Baggot, |on Beernink, Steve Cardiff, Diego Erausquin, Luis Franchi. Bottom row: Rick Iverson, Kenny |ew, Peter Keyser, Tao Licata, Mike Worthington. Girls ' Varsity Top row: Kristin Dunkelberg, Vicki Sutton, Coach Tim Jonathon, Susie Mayne, Cristy Dumke, Mary Broach Middle row: Erica Stiles, Rhonda ucklin, Kathleen Whiting, Molly Moran, Susan Meinbress, Kristin Baker. Bottom row: Louise Willsey, Nini Hughes, Karen Beernink, Dionne Dirito, Lisa Dirito. 39 TENNIS This was my third year on the golf team. I preferred playing with the school team than on my own because I was playing with my friends and we could give each other advice and help one another out. Coach Smith was there, too, to tell us how to play certain shots. Bruce Whitten Stroke of genius. Bending down with his bunker, Brent dug his club into the sand left arm straight, Brent Cain starts his in front of the ball and " pulled " it out. downswing. To lift the ball out of the 40 GOLF Line drive. Shooting for the seventh green, |im Ponsford uses his 4-iron to get Final touches. Since putts made up about 30% of one ' s final golf score, it was important to sink short shots. Craig Lingenfelter watches his 9-foot putt en route to the hole. When the chips are down. Attempting to reach the green in three strokes, Rob Silva chips down a small slope. Golfers had to be careful to get a high arch on the ball so that it would not run over the green. The Hole Story The ball went in, and the team had won. But the crowd didn ' t cheer. There was, in fact, no crowd. The ball hadn ' t gone in from the free throw line either; but after careful ; consideration (taking into ac- count the slope of the terrain), It had been hit in with a piece of i metal from eight feet away. [Unlike other high school sports, golf focused more on [mind control and inner [competition than on physical ' Strength. | " The mental part of the I game was almost the whole j thing. I guess you could say it was just mind over matter, " said Jamie Ponsford. " Most of the members of the team have been playing for four or five years and have learned to keep themselves under control on the course. " " I couldn ' t afford to lose my temper on the greens, " added Wayne Powell. " If I did, my whole game would just start to come apart. " Because golf required so much self-control, it was basi- cally an individual sport. Each player felt that he alone was re- sponsible for the team ' s suc- cess or failure, although the final outcome of the match was actually determined by the av- erage of the six players ' scores. Craig Lingenfelter said, " Not only was I playing against other teams, I was playing against myself. Obviously, I liked to improve my own score. As long as I did, I didn ' t really care what anybody else shot. " Mark Terry added, " I wasn ' t really competing against other players. After all, I was the only one on the course who knew what I could and could not do. It was very important to be able to analyze your own physical limitations so you didn ' t try to hit a ball farther than you were able, like over a lake. " Also unlike most sports, golf required very little physical output, which was the main reason a lot of people played. " Golf is a very relaxing sport, " commented Mark. " It actually forces you to relax. If you don ' t have a clear mind and a smooth swing, you ' re not going to do well. " A full eighteen holes did, however, work out to about a three mile walk. Every part of golf made it very different from all other sports. It served as an " out " for people who were tired of sports where they had to run after the ball. In golf, they sim- ply walked. 41 GOLF Cross court. Runners often found it easier to run faster when they ran close to teammates during races. Dan Lucas pursues Peter Keyser across the Springhill school pl ayground near the end of a boys ' varsity race. Pre-race plan. Many runners were nervous and apprehensive before their races. Matt Lewis plots hi! before warming up for the ) In hot pursuit. The end of a race often required runners to use all of their ling strength. A determined Dave Hansell sprints to catch up to a Las Lomas runner over the last 200 yards of the course. Trailing along. A major part of the hilly cross-country course was on portions of Brown ' s Ranch, across the street from the school . Kathy VanZeeland and Heather Reilly pursue a Las Lomas runner along a grassy trail. Boys ' Varsity Bottom row: Jeff Mihm, Loren Barr, Dan Lucas. Top row: Matt Locati, Dave Hansell, Jay Ryder, Peter Keyser. «r_V ' ;, .v Boys ' lunior Varsity Bottom row: Tom Steuber, Dan Lin, Justin Fox, Charlie Thompson, Don Guess. Second row: Mike Locher, Bill Hartshorn, Steve Kent, Matt Lewis. Third row: Coach Scott Smith, Bob Crier, John Cooper, Peter Hunt, Carl Goldberg, Top row: Steve Tuemmler, James Kint, Scott Vance, Bill Shepherd. F J 8 $ % fj Boys ' Frosh Soph Bottom row: Geoff Parker, Joe Hart, Dick Schultz, Rob Johnson, Steve Merryman. Middle row: Sherif Wahby, Mike Davis, Aaron Nygard, Randy Ripley. Top row: Chip Baakkonen, Ken Franke, Peter Feldman, Rob Lewis, Rob Shepherd. Girls Cross-Lountrv Bottom row: Missy Dickson, Michelle Meador, Stephanie Weaver. Second row: Kathleen Welland, Sally Lewerenz, Ryann Marlowe, Preeti Junnarkar. Third row: Heather Reilly, Victoria Bellport, Thayne Franklin, Tammy Fong. Fourth row: Kim Troxel, Joyce Franke, Kathy VanZeeland, JanieTebb, Chris Wickboldt. Top row: Kate Williams, Nancy Koller, Kate Mclvor, Maggie VanZeeland. 42 CROSSCOUNTRY Pacemakers The moment has come. The adrenaline is flowing as the ex- cited runners assemble on the chalked line. Soon the trance is broken as the starter ' s gun pierces the silence, and the mad dash is on. Runners on the cross coun- try team enjoyed the advan- tages of their sport. Joyce Franke commented, " Running every day got me in shape, es- pecially for the track season. It really feels good to be in tip-top shape. " " I liked the team cam- araderie. Being with the same people every day after school and working toward a com- mon goal motivated me, " re- marked four-year veteran Janie Tebb. To improve running skills such as speed and endurance, daily practices covered stretching, sprinting drills and at least five miles of long dis- tance running. Kathleen Wel- land mentioned, " The practices were hard, but doing them with other people made them a lot easier. " Joyce added, " Practices were really important. Toward the end of the season we all wanted to go on to North Coast, so we helped each other out, not only in practices but also in races. We always placed close to each other. This placing was an im- portant strategy for winning a meet since the combination of individual scores was used to determine a team ' s overall score. " The cross country course, run primarily on portions of Brown ' s Ranch near Springh School, included various types of terrain. Matt Locati com- mented, " I liked the course be- cause it had a little bit of everything — grass, roads and dirt trails. It was challenging. " Although the races were of- ten exhausting, most runners thought that it was worth it. Tammy Fong commented, " The races were draining. But it felt so great afterwards to know that I had accomplished something. " Pounding down the last hill and rounding the final turn, the excitement builds as the finish line, just a few hundred yards away, looks like heaven to the dazed runner . . . and the race ends. Leader of the pack. Bill Hartshorn charges to the front of a large |unior Varsity race. Bill was instrumental in the V. team ' s capturing the F. A. L. Championship later in the season. The mad dash. The highly competitive boy ' s varsity race was a highlight of the Las Lomas meet. Acalanes runners did their best from the start, but Las Lomas dominated the race and won 1 7- Boys ' Frosh Soph We They Opponent 15 Inc Liberty 33 22 Campolindo 47 15 Miramonte 18 42 Alhambra 43 15 Las Lomas won 2, lost 3 Bevs ' Varsity ■ We They Opponent 15 48 Liberty Girls ' Varsity 18 41 Campolindo We The V Opponent 18 42 Miramonte 16 Inc Llbert V 32 23 Campolindo 40 18 Miramonte 18 40 Alhambra 22 39 Las Lomas 38 won 4, lost .Alhambra .Las Lomas Boys ' Junior Varsity We They Opponent 15 Inc Liberty 17 46 Campolindo 17 46 .... 15 43 Alhambra 34 21 Las Lomas won 4, lost 1 won 3, lost 2 Girls ' Junior Varsity We They Opponent e 16 Inc Liberty 33 22 Campolindo ■ 45 17 Miramonte jf ' ' 18 40 Alhambra 22 39 Las Lomas won 3, lost 2 " The team feeling was really special. Many people believe that all there is to cross-country is just running up and down hills. But there ' s more to the sport than just that. The people involved make it worth it. An- other main factor is that being first isn ' t always the most im- portant thing. Running cross- country is also special because you get out of it exactly what you put in. In the end it always pays off. " Charlie Thompson. 43 CROSSCOUNTRY e dC • tf Less than one year after its conception, the Char- les Eaton Sports Complex was a reality. Dedicated to the first Acalanes track coach, the overhauling of the football field and the track was a great success. The only remaining phase was the resurfacing of the track. Head track coach Bob Warren explained just what went into the project: " First of all, the jump- ing pits have been arranged so that we can fit a regulation length soccer field on the main field. The high jump and pole vault run-ways all have been redone to give better traction. The drainage system of the football field was corrected, and that was followed by the installation of a new sprinkler system that was paid for by the District. Our greatest goal is to have the track resurfaced and have it become an 8-lane track of 400 meters, rather than 440 yards. Muddy or not. Before the football field ' s drainage system was redone, the slightest rainfall could leave the field muddy for weeks. Now, the water flows to the sides of the field and eventually drains in a gutter. " The Boosters have already put up about $40,000 and the resurfacing of the track will work out to be about another $175,000. " That ' s a lot of money to put into a non-academic program, but most stu- dents were happy with it. " I ' m glad to see more money coming in our direction, " said Todd De- well. " All the jumpers will add a foot to their dis- tances and the pole vaulters will go a lot higher because the extra traction will give them a faster approach speed. " Cross country runner Kim Troxel said, " It was about time we got something like this. It ' s so easy to slip on the track. I just hope it ' s redone before the track season. " Whether or not the new track will be ready for the ' 81 season, the present improvements have made it by far the best Sports Complex in the league. virCHARbES EATON FIELD Grand opening. Prepared prior to the Homecoming game against Liberty, the sign was illuminated by lights on either end. Paid for through donations, it was the first completed aspect of the project. 44 CHARLES EATON FIELD Bald spots. Requiring immediate attention, the inside lane of the track is full of smooth stretches totally without traction. This surface posed a serious threat of injury and was one of the r the track was to be redone. Down to earth. A close up of the new high jump runway reveals the holes left from the jumpers ' spikes. The major benefit of this rubbery surface was maximum traction in all kinds of weather. Completed effort. Situated beside the football field, the new high jump pit is large enough to accomodate two sets of jumpers. The improved trartion allowed the jumpers to pivot more easily on their jumping foot. A new approach. Because of the new material on the runway, school records were expected in the long jump. The surface allowed the jumpers to worry only about their running, rather than any slippery bare spots on the track. 45 CHARLES EATON FIELD On guard. Scott Smith watches the Liberty defense while protecting quarterback Craig Allen at the Homecoming game. Linemen had to do a good job to prevent the quarterback from being sacked- Acalanes, Who? From Nowhere to 1 It could go down as the Eighth Wonder of the World. No, " it " is not another pyra- mid or even a newly discov- ered ancient temple. " It " is the fact that our football team won the championship of the Foothill Athletic League for the first time since 1968. The team had, to say the least, a history of disappoint- ing seasons and winless years. Two years ago, under Coach Steinbeck, the Dons were held to a zero-win season. Last year, Gordon Finn took over as coach, and we saw ourselves winning two games. This year, our 4-1 league record and 6-3 overall record turned things around. The first game of the season was against Ygnacio Valley, and a 21-0 loss made it look as if Squeeze play. Running back |oe Reed gets sandwiched between two California High School players, but still manages to gain additional yardage. Joe was a successful rusher because he had the speed to get to the outside and the strength to run up the middle. we were faced with another winless season. The next game against California changed our minds; not only did we win this game, but it was an- nounced after that game that Ygnacio had to forfeit their win, and Acalanes was gleam- ing with a 2-0 record. It became 3-0 after we smeared Campo - lindo on our home field. Later in the season, with a 5-1 re- cord, Miramonte beat us 21-16 in one of the most exciting games of the season, to tighten the race for first place. But Lib- erty left our Homecoming de- feated, 27-7, and after we beat Las Lomas in the last game of the season, we had the title. We played St. Patrick, from the Catholic Athletic League, in the North Coast Play-offs. The scoreboard showed 27-6 as the final, and the Dons were the " 6 " . It was no big loss, however, for this was the first time we had been in the play- offs in the forty year history of the school. (continued) Master charge. Running back Jon Walker looks for an opening in the Liberty defensive line. Jon was one of the team ' s biggest yard gainers because of his ability to read the other team ' s defenses. 46 FOOTBALL Evasive effort. A Liberty player attempts Kicking back. Sheehan Verner punts the t0 tack | e runn j ng back Jon Walker in the break the tackle and proceed to the ball on fourth down against Miramonte. Homecoming game. Jon was able to three yard line. Taking no chances on losing the ball i their own terntorv, the Dons almost always punted on fourth down. r L l r i One in a million. Tom Morgan catches a 52 yard pass from Craig Allen in the Campolindo game. It wasn ' t often that the team completed a pass, and rushing yards outnumbered passing yards in every game. jm the sidelines. Because of the large jmber of players, many players had to : out parts of games, if they played at The run around. Ygnacio Valley players try to find the ball while Dave Crane takes off after a fake hand-off. In the North Coast playoffs at DV.C, the Dons used many different tactics to score against St. Patricks, a high-ranking team. Freshmen We They Opponent 27 13 Campolindo 27 8 Alhambra 3 28 Miramonte 18 6 Liberty 23 Las Lomas won 6, lost 1 Varsity We They Opponent 19 Campolindo 24 12 Alhambra 16 21 Miramonte 27 7 Liberty 19 Las Lomas won 4, lost 1 FAL Champions " As a quarterback, you have many responsibilities. Not only do you set up the plays, but you also have to be a leader and get everyone on the team to respect you. It is important to be liked by everyone on the team because you want people to be willing to follow your directions and plays. " Craig Allen Junior Varsity We They Opponent 13 15 Campolindo 21 Alhambra 20 12 Miramonte 33 35 Liberty Forfeit Las Lomas won 1 , lost 4 47 FOOTBALL lunior Varsity Bottom row, left to right: Mike Paclebar, Dante Paulazzo. Terry Mattox, Sam Vella, Tim McDonald, Tim Odea, John Suezaki. Second row: Don Ciacoma, HerbTrautner, Andy Lataille, Scott Senst. Chip McNeill. Carl Splaine, Todd Eichmeyer, Doug Hudson, Paul Daly, Maurico Paulack. Third row: B. Sherman, Tim Henderson, Brad The receiving end. Chip Upshaw returns the ball after a kick-off in the first game of the season against Ygnacio Valley. In this game, Varsitv players had to use J.V. jerseys since their own uniforms weren ' t yet available, making it hard for spectators to identify the players Dunbar, Coach Den Brown, Coach Rich Cotruvo, Coach Robert Taylor, Matt Weiser, Vance Williams, R. Worsley. Fourth row: Keith Callen, Pete Rivers, Mike Martin, Mark Preston, Rod Sheehan, Tim Keller, Ed Hayward, T. Worthington. Fifth row: W. Todd Statley, Keary Warner, George Railton, Eric Mein, Brian Gorton, Dave Cleveland, Rob Ludden, W. Krumnenacher, KentCusick. Freshmen Bottom row, left to right: Tom Doherty, Michael Gersper, Ben Tressor, Shanon Cullen, Jim Wilson, Zack Seigal, Joe Farrell, Eri Chaio, Kent Jones, Jeff LaRossa, Andy Ward. Second row: Kirk Goddard, Mark Isola, Mark Souza, Coach Warren, Coach Ellisen, Mark Navone, Anthony Chen, Ed McGill, Jeff Pulvar. Fourth row: Mark LaFargue, Gordon Young, Scott Sykes, Eric Nelson, Shane Biesecker, Greg Vallelunga, Brian Wellan, Mike Dumke, Bob Veit. Top row: Mike Li, Mike Thompson, Greg Ludden, Bret Good, Mike Yturri, Chris Stone, Jason Thompson, Darren Maggard. Pregame preparations. Craig Allen collects himself in the locker room before a game begins. Many football players liked to have a moment to themselves to gather their thoughts before taking the field. 48 FOOTBALL Varsity Bottom row, left to right: Steve Jensen, Jon Walker, Steve Worsley, Kendall Sparks, Stewart Cohune, Joe Reed. Second row: John Judv, Matt Watson, Jack Chauvin, Greg Ong, Dave Hunt. Chris Sena. Third row: Tom Souza, Craig Allen, Coach Pleis, Coach Finn. Coach Gorton, Mike Heckmann, Bradd Statley. Fourth row: Scott Smith, Scott Christensen, Clint Williams, Chip Upshaw, Dave Crane, loe Procter, Geoff Boodell. Top row: Tom Morgan, Roy Erickson, Mark Ransdell, Steve Sawdey, Sheehan Verner, Paul Rosati, Alec Aspinwall. Extra drive. Dragging Liberty defendei behind him, fullback Mark Ransdell drives forward for extra yardage. Since simply falling forward advanced the ball a full yard, every extra effort was Acalanes, who? From Nowhere to 1 There ' s no single explana- tion for the outstanding sea- son. " One reason for our great year was that we worked well together as a team, " explained Varsity quarterback Craig Al- len. " Also, Coach Finn was a great coach, and he gave us the inspiration and discipline we needed in order to win. " The Junior Varsity, with a final 1-4 league record, and a 4- 5 season record, didn ' t finish the year smiling, but they had a season to be proud of. John Suezaki explained: " The team was better than our record showed; we almost always were ahead until the last cou- ple minutes of the game when the other team would sud- denly score and win. " Like Varsity, the Freshmen had an excellent season. With a 6-1 all-around record, they fin- ished in second place, trailing Miramonte. Mike Li talked about the team: " We had a lot of big people on the line, and this was probably the key to our success. We also had good spirit, and the coaches did a good job in getting us ready for the games. Mark Navone was also a coach, and I think his pep talks and psyche ups for the games helped. " Practices for all three teams started during the summer with Hell Week, and continued every day after school. Brian Gorton said, " Practices were grueling. They lasted for two hours after school, and it was non-stop work. When it was Out of action. Rich Cotruvo and Craig Allen look on after Liberty has taken control of the ball. When players weren ' t involved in the game, they stood on the sidelines and reviewed the game plan with the coaches. extremely hot, however, we were allowed to take it a little easier. " It took a long time to recover from all the excitement the sea- son created. Rising to first place in front of people who said it wasn ' t possible made it even more of an accomplish- ment. The question that lingered in most people ' s minds was " Can we do it again? " They ' ll just have to wait to find out . . . Escape route. J. V. player John Suezaki looks for an opening in the Liberty defense. J.V. games were held in the late afternoon before Varsity games. 49 FOOTBALL Every hair in place. Diana Hilbert french braids Annie Miller ' s hair before the beginning of Annie ' s floor routine. A french braid was a practical hairstyle for competition since it was particularly neat and gymnasts were required to have their hair off their shoulders and face. 50 GYMNASTICS Stag start. A stag pose begins Karen Kwiecien ' s beam routine at the San Ramon meet. Although beam routines often appeared easy, the standard beam was only four inches wide and quite hard to balance on. Paralleled practice. Barbara Persons and Chris Cunan review their identical beam routines together prior to their actual performances at a Miramonte meet. Since the team was divided into different levels, many girls performed the same routines. Wrapping it up. Lisa Barton helps Kathy McFetridge wrap her hands in adhesive tape in preparation for her upcoming routine on the uneven parallel bars. Many gymnasts used adhesive tape to prevent blisters when working on the i parallel bars. Poise Under Pressure Peering into the small gym on a warm spring day, one would expect to see a flurry of tumbling figures cartwheeling and somersaulting. However, when March rolled around, the gym stood empty and silent. The gymnastics ' team did not practice in the small gym, as previous teams had, but rather in the spacious Del Valle Gym. " Driving over to Del Valle was inconvenient, but we had it all to ourselves and there was plenty of room for all the equipment, " said Michelene Causing. Coach Blanche Farnum scheduled practices from 3:30- 5:30 every afternoon. Gym- nasts had to train many hours to perfect their combination of talents; not only did gymnasts have to memorize routines, but they had to work on grace, con- trol, endurance, and physical strength as well. " Practices were tiring and time- consuming, " explained Karen Kwecien, " but they were nec- essary to learn each routine thoroughly. I was grateful for the hours I had spent practic- ing when competition time ar- rived, because I felt satisfaction when I performed an almost flawless routine. " New routines provided a twist to gymnastics ' competi- tion. Annie Miller explained, " The most difficult aspect was learning the different routines — the moves were the same but they were joined together uniquely. I ' m glad they intro- duced us to the revised rou- tines because the old ones had been around for several years. They needed to be replaced by something more challenging. The relatively small team consisted of 16 girls and was divided into three different levels: novice, beginner, and intermediate. These divisions not only provided a variety of skill levels for competition, but also allowed Mrs. Farnum to work with each individual group during practice. Of the basic squat over the vault. Gymnasts No-fault vault. Julie Brown executes a 16 girls on the gymnastics ' team, only two, Barbara Per- sons and Kathy McFetridge, were ranked at the intermedi- ate level. Barbara said, " The in- termediate routines were a lot harder than the others, and they required a lot of strength, practice, and natural ability. " Kathy added, " Gymnastics, at any level, combined grace and poise with physical endur- performing on the vault needed strong arms to support their total body weight during the stunt. 51 GYMNASTICS Captains ' conference. Frosh-Soph team captain Clay Ramsey meets with the referees and the two Miramonte captains before the start of the game. Captains were expected to call the coin flip and to be spokesmen for their teams. Tip-toe. Eric Sponzilli pushes the ball b a Las Lomas player up to his wing. Soccer players were characterized by the bruises on their shins, and Ernie was renowned for the fantastic amounts of abuse his legs could tolerate. Fast feet. George Pastor tries to fake out jason Catalano of Campolindo in an FAL Cup game. George had excellent ball control and was able to thread his way through opposing defenses with his fancy footwork. 52 SOCCER Foul play. Todd Morrish gets a Balboa plaver ' s knee in his ribs as he moves the ball up the field. Soccer was a non-contact sport, but some teams often got belligerent late in the game when thev were losing badly. " Our practices consisted mostly of complicated drills. Mr. Kleir would have a new one each day: he ' d try to ex- plain it to the team, and then he ' d get angry when we didn ' t understand him. Many of the players disliked drills, but I think in the end they definitely helped us. " Drew Peterson Firm foothold. Effective passing and ball control were marks of a good team Ron Hansen dribbles at midfield to create openings in the Las Lomas defense while laime Ponsford follows in support. Varsity We They Opponent 8 Las Lomas 5 Campolindo 3 Miramonte 6 1 Las Lomas 3 1 Campolindo 3 1 Miramonte won 6, lost FAL Champions Frosh-Soph We They Opponent 3 1 Las Lomas 1 Campolindo 2 1 Miramonte 5 1 Las Lomas 3 1 Campolindo 2 Miramonte won 6, lost FAL Champions Goal-Oriented Up until their last game, the soccer team looked back upon their season as an indistinct succession of mild practices and easy wins. They effort- lessly achieved a perfect record in league play, won the FAL Cup for the fourth year in a row, won the Montgomery Tournament in Santa Rosa and built up a thirty-five game win- ning streak. Team co-captain Ron Hansen said, " We never really had trouble with any of our games, even when we scrimmaged the Cal Junior Varsity. " After advancing to the finals in the Tournament of Cham- pions, several team members planned a massive party to be held at Ernie Sponzilli ' s house. Historically, soccer parties had always been rather wild, and the attitude was, " Let ' s win the game and go celebrate. " But it was not to be. Matched against Montgomery, a team which they had beaten at the begin- ning of the season, we managed to overcome a two goal deficit late in the game to achieve a tie. The game went into overtime, then into sud- den death, and finally into penalty kicks, a rather arbitrary way of deciding a game. Mont- gomery triumphed, the Dons went home with intense feel- ings of frustration and dissatis- faction, and the party never materialized. " We didn ' t dwell on our one loss, since there was no question that we out- played them, " commented (continued) Beheaded. In the FAL Cup semi-fina Scott Hoetker beats his Campolindo opponent and slams the ball to a went on to win the game, 5-1 , and the Cup for the fourth consecutive vear. 53 SOCCER Running wounded. Chris Hausser leads a fast break against Las Lomas. The Varsity was greatly weakened by injuries; Chris had to have surgery on his foot when the season was over, and several other players were out for the season. Driving force. In a league game against Campolindo, Doug Hamilton attempts to kick the ball through a Campolindo forward. The soccer team enjoyed beating Campolindo since they had been the cause of several frustrati ng losses in earlier seasons. Head rush. Rick Biro goes up for the ball with lohn Wells of Campolindo. Fullbacks had the unenviable job of heading back the towering kicks by opposing players. 54 SOCCER Grounded. In a pre-season scrimmage, Ernie Sponzilli leaves a Balboa player on the ground with his lightning-fast moves. The Varsity met Balboa twice more, once in the FAL Cup final and again in the Tournament of Champions, beating them each time. Goal-Oriented Chris Hausser. " After the game, parents from the other team came over to our side and said they thought we should have won. " Few people can remember the last time a frosh-soph soc- cer team lost a game, and this year ' s squad maintained the winning tradition. Unbeaten in league play for the fourth con- secutive year, they pushed the frosh-soph winning streak to forty-seven games, along with winning the FAL Cup. " Since Mr. Klier ran most of the Var- sity practices, Mr. Thurling was free to concentrate on frosh-soph, " mentioned Jeff Biggs. If frosh-soph successes were indicative of future Var- sity chances, then the soccer teams have a promising future. The frosh-soph still have a few years ahead of them, but for the Varsity, this year repre- sented the culmination of many years of experience. Many players had travelled to such exotic places as Europe, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and beauti- ful Fresno, trashing motels, harassing waitresses and gen- erally being a nuisance in be- tween competing in tournaments. Ron said, " We ' ve been playing on the same team for seven years, and it has given us the chance to go places we never would have seen otherwise. It was sad this year, since this may have been the last time we ever played to- gether. " Varsity Soccer Bottom row: loe Parlette, Patrick Wickens, George Pastor, Ron Hansen, Kevin Sargent, laime Ponsford. Second Row: Peter Isola, Jim Parlette, Mike Worthington, |ohn Farrell, Ian McRae, Jim Holden. Top Row: Al Thurling, Scott Hoetker, Rick Biro, Drew Peterson, Doug Hamilton, Todd Morrish, Chalo Berrocal, Fred Leach, Rich Klier. Frosh-Soph Soccer Bottom row: Joe Millette, Brad Goldblatt, Mitchell Hurtz, Carlos Caicedo, Harry Kamian. Second Row: Derik Rost, Brian Tuemmeler, Doug Bea, Don Marshall, Alvaro Pastor, Rick Iverson, Mark O ' Neill. Top Row: Jeff Biggs, Dave Olkkola, Brad Gamble, Dan Sullivan, Greg Holmes, Mike Embree, John Guess, Cesar Gronning. Punishable offense. Fred Leach is fouled by a Campolindo player as he goes up for the ball. Referees used cards to sanction violent players; a yellow card was a warning and a red card meant the ejection of the offending player. 55 SOCCER Arched entry. An arched back adds the sprint events, the dive often determined extra heighth Chris Kirwin needs to gain the winner a slight lead on his opponents. In the I ' ve been swimming on an AAU swim team since I was twelve years old. The best part is seeing my times steadily de- creasing. Aside from the Na- tionals, the N.C.S. meet is the most important meet to me be- cause there ' s something spe- cial about high school swimming. It ' s a great feeling to be contributing to a team. Sara Linke Girls ' Varsity Swimming We They Opponent 106 63 Las Lomas 87 79 Miramonte 112 59 Campolindo 127 19 Alhambra 102 69 Carondolet Won 5, Lost FAL Champions North Coast Champions Girls ' J. V. Swimming We They Opponent 7072 8572 Las Lomas 43 115 Miramonte 70 86 Campolindo 102 53 Alhambra 87 49 Carondolet Won 3, Lost 2 Boys ' Varsity Water Polo We They Opponent 11 3 Las Lomas 9 4 Miramonte 14 3 Campolindo 12 3 Las Lomas 7 6 Miramonte 11 5 Campolindo Won 6, Lost FAL Champions North Coast Champions Frosh Soph Boys ' Water Polo We They Opponent 9 6 Las Lomas 7 8 Miramonte 9 6 Campolindo 7 6 Las Lomas 6 8 Miramonte 5 7 Campolindo Won 3, Lost 3 56 WATER SPORTS Making Waves In what was considered one of the nation ' s top water sports ' counties, both of the swim teams and the water polo team boasted superior talent and excellent seasons. Talent alone, though, did not lead the water sports ' teams to great seasons. Hard work, good coaching and lots of practice (many sunrises found swim- mers and water polo players doing laps in the pool) were the other elements needed for vic- tory. Coming off their fourth straight North Coast Cham- pionship, the water polo team was considered the pre-season favorite to win an unprece- dented fifth consecutive North Coast title. " Although we lost three All-Americans from last year ' s team, we still had four returning starters and four very good replacements for the three open spots. We really thought we had a chance to up- set Newport Harbor, the num- ber one team in the nation, " commented Jim Ross. The team showed its strength by outclassing a thirty-two team field in the John Schmidt Me- morial Tournament. " After we won so easily, 11-1 in the final against Tokay, Coach Heaston kept stressing the point that we had to avoid a let down and keep improving because all the other teams would be shooting to knock us off, " mentioned Bob Gonser. After stringing thirteen con- secutive victories together, the moment the team was waiting for arrived. At 8:00 am on an overcast October 11th, the showdown between Northern and Southern California ' s top two teams took place at Inde- pendence High School in San Jose. " Last year they beat us 11-1, but this year we made it a lot closer. They got ahead 3-0 early, but we played them even after that and lost 6-3. The game was even closer than the score showed, " said Jim. After the loss to Newport, the Varsity won its last eleven games to end the season with a 24-1 record and FAL and North Coast Championships. " Since we got to play in four tourna- ments, we faced all the top teams in Northern California and a couple from down South. This gave us an oppor- tunity to play teams with a va- riety of styles and to prove we (continued) n amf i ' -M. r 1 t AA % - ifv, fc Spotted. Bruce Perry waits for a teammate to get open before making i pass. Bruce was the team ' s leading scorer and was named a first team All-American. Soggy sideline. The storage shack for the pool covers provided an excellent between-event resting place for swimmers Jeff Hyde, Jeff Huber, Kendall Sparks, Jim Ross and Joe Schafer enjoy the view from the shack during the FAL Relays. Back splash. Senior Karen Nelson pushes herself on the last lap of her 1 00 yard backstroke. A string of flags was ig five yards away from each end so that backstrokers knew how close they were to the wall. 57 WATER SPORTS Making Waves were the top team in Northern California, not to mention third in the nation. All the hours of practice, up to six a day, were well worth it, " con- cluded Pete Rogers. The Frosh Soph team had a good year, tying for second in the league. " We wanted to win, but Coach Thornton felt it was more important that ev- eryone got a chance to play and improve, " commented Steve Thompson. It was apparent from the be- ginning of the season that the girls ' Varsity swim team would win its league and probably take the North Coast title, but being named the number one team in the nation was a true surprise. This was the story of the girls ' Varsity team led by Coach Debbie Holcomb. They went undefeated the entire season and won North Coast by almost 100 points. The girls completed an unbelievable season when the National In terscholastic Swim Coaching of America Association named them the best team in the na- tion. These victories were well de- served. Swimmers put in more time than any other athletes. " We practiced eight times a week, eve ry day after school and three mornings before school at 6:00 am, " commented Sophomore Julie Lax. " On the days that we worked out both mornings and afternoons, we were in the water from four and a half to five hours, " she continued. In every sport and on every team there are a few exception- ally talented athletes. Well, the girls ' swimming team certainly had its share. " Our team was mostly made up of A.A.U. swimmers (people who swim all year long) and a few recrea- tional swimmers (people who only swam in the summer), " commented Traci Rose, a recre- ational swimmer. Sara Linke and Ann Ardell were the best on the team, and at the end of the season they were ranked nationally in their individual events. Recreational swim- mers mainly provided the depth of the team. " The girls ' Junior Varsity team felt the loss at mid-season when their two star swimmers Mari Ellingson and Terree She- man were unable to compete due to injuries. They finished the season by placing third in the league. Freshman Kristen Nelson mentioned, " We looked really good at the begin- ning of the season, but slowly the team fell apart with broken feet, bruised elbows and bee sting victims. " " When we got second last year at North Coast behind Pleasant Hill, I knew we had a great chance to win this year because half of Pleasant Hill ' s team graduated and we lost only one Varsity member, " Commented Jenny Hoots. (continued) Back to pass. Sophomore Chris Kirwin passes to a teammate. It was essential that the ball reach the other end of the pool quickly because a team had only35 seconds to take a shot Tip-toe touch. As butterf lier Deana Holt reaches the wall, freestyler Suzy Bondanza starts the final lee of the 200 yard lunior Varsity medley relay. Other relay members, Libby Dalcamo and Kathy Nelson cheer on their team. Although swimming was considered to be an individual sport, a relay was obviously a team effort. 58 WATER SPORTS Blocked off. Bruce Adams of Campolindo makes a futile attempt to shoot through Bob Conser, Bruce Perry and |im Ross as |oe Schafer tries to cut him down from behind. Because a Don had been removed for 30 seconds for a brutal foul, Campolindo had a one man advantage. Pace setters. Dana Cox swims the breaststroke leg of the 200 yard medley relay. The girls ' medley relay shattered the North Coast record while recording the nation ' s best high school rcl.n time Offense oriented. The water polo team had a sophisticated offense that gave them many opportunities for good shots. |lan McDonald turns his Las Lomas defender as he takes a shot on goal. Clocked work. Swim team members look on attentively as Coach Heaston describes the next set of ten 1 00 ' s on the 1 minute 20 seconds. Most sets were done on a specific interval which made :he pace clock very important to Dractice. Boys ' Swimming and Diving Bottom row: Charles Seibert, Matt Lewis, Greg Ponomareff, Blaine Deal, Alan Dearborn, Perry Cranston, Steve Thompson, Sam French, Bill Vanasek. Second row: Walter Hodgson, David McDonald, Jeff Lehmkuhl, Heiko Adler, Brent Beerline, Dean Tompkins, Chris Coodrow, Andy Todhunter, Richard Levitt. Third row: Jim Ross, Brent Vogel, Erico Da Silva, Paul Cox, Eric Mein, Bill Nagle, Tom Nootbaar, Chris Kirwin. Fourth row: Mike Coodrow, Kelly Burr, Grant Palmer, Bruce Perry, Ian McDonald, Chris Thompson, Peter McClafferty, Pete Rogers, Joe Schafer, Bob Gonser. Girls ' Swimming and Diving Front row: Bonnie Persons, Julie Lax, Julie Strickler. Second row: Coach Debbie Holcomb, Traci Rose, Maureen Bangs, Kristen Nelson, Deena Holt, Missy Calhoon, Libby Dalcamo. Third row: Jenny Hoots, Dana Cox, Daneen Clem. Fourth row: Debbie lones, Kathy Kennedy, Debbie Bisio, Kelly O ' Brien, Suzy Bondanza, Mari Ellingson. Fifth row: Becky Collins, Vicky St. Hill, Lisa Bangs, Kathy Nelson, Karen Nelson, Mary Porcella. Top row: Ann Ardell, loan Allen, Kirsten Conover, Janet Burris, Susan Daane, Linda Flory. 59 WATER SPORTS Pump fake. )oe Schafer scores a three-on-two fast break goal. The Varsity ad team speed which often gave them easy counterattack goals. Up for air. Blaine Deal comes up for a breath in the middle of his 100 yard breaststroke in the FAL Relays. The team worked on all strokes in practice so most swimmers could swim a variety of events. Lunge block. Bob Conser forces his Las Lomas opponent to throw a bad pass. The water polo team used a tenacious pressure defense which held their opposition to under four goals a game, a team record by over a goal per game. 60 WATER SPORTS Backward beginning. At the sound of the gun, the Junior Varsity backstrokers are off. Freshman Kathy Nelson reaches toward the sky to gain the height needed for a fast start. Touch and go. Starts often accounted for vital seconds in a relay team ' s total time. Junior Tom Nootbar prepares for a quick start after the finish of his teammate Ian McDonald ' s leg of the relay. Frosh Soph Water Polo Bottom row: Charles Seibert, Chris Kirwin, Walter Hodgson, Chris Coodrow. Second row: Steve Thompson, David McDonald, Brent Beerline, Bill Vanasek. Third row: San French, Mike Coodrow, Andy Todhunter, Dean Tompkins, Greg Ponomareff, Richard Levitt. Varsity Water Polo Bottom row: Alan Dearborn, Bob Gonser, Bruce Perry, Brent Vogel. Second row: Grant Palmer, Chris Thompson, Bill Nagle, Tom Nootbaar. Third row: )im Ross, Ian McDonald, Peter McClafferty, Pete Rogers, |oe Schafer. .frj$j£r ' m M ft % S ZU Making Waves Freshman Kristen Conover, Kelly Brian and Maureen Bangs, plus Junior Joan Allen, added a new dimension to the team, by qualifying for North Coast. After winning their first league championship in thir- teen years just the year before, the boys ' swim team had re- newed confidence as they opened the season. " Mike (Coack Mike Thorton) felt we had a great chance to repeat as league champs, so he pushed us really hard at the beginning of the season. We were swim- ming 9,000 yards a day the first week which was what we nor- mally swam at mid-season in previous years, " mentioned Bob. The swim team was a deep, well-balanced team. " We had four or five good swimmers to fill the three positions in each Out reach. Butterfly was felt by many to be the most difficult stroke to do successfully. Sophomore Alan Gray displays his talent for this stroke in the 1 00 yard butterfly event. event, but we didn ' t have any true super-stars. We won most of our meets by using our supe- rior depth. Not having the su- per-stars, though, did not help our chances of winning North Coast, " added Chris Kirwin. Along with a lot of talent, the swim team had a high morale. " Although we often competed against each other in events, everyone got along well. The team was also very loose, often joking around between sets. It really helped keep you going during a hard practice when someone made a bizarre com- ment, " said Pete. The Frosh Soph team was hurt by the fact that seven Sophomores and Freshmen were major contributors on the Varsity team. ' We worked hard to improve our skills, but the outcome of the Frosh Soph meets was secondary to the Varsity meets, " commented Shaun Locker. Through their hard work and great accomplishments, the water sports ' teams gave us a good name in the field of aquatics. 61 WATER SPORTS In the wings. Members of the Varsity squad watch their Junior Varsity counterparts take to the mats against Miramonte. Varsity wrestlers we encouraged to arrive early on me nights to root for Junior Varsi membei One move at a time. Dave Hiden places his Miramonte opponent in a vine and prepares to put him in a guillotine, a move which often resulted in a pin. Ready for action. In the Acalanes-Miramonte meet, Matt Trantham is on the defensive at the start of the first round. A wrestling match consisted of three rounds; the wrestlers began the first standing and the final two kneeling. We They Opponent " People think that wrestlers 45 18 Las Lomas are insane for not eating some- 11 44 Alhambra times and trying to lose 1 1 . .53 Miramonte . , . ... ,,. , ... 25 24 Campolindo wei § ht Wrestling has raining Won 3, Lost 2 n tne same way as football and other sports do, but the train- Junior Varsity ing for wrestling is a little dif- Won 4 ' Lo5t 1 ferent. When I finish a tough match, and win, I realize that the hard practices and dieting were worth the effort, and I feel better about the whole thing. " John Suezaki 62 WRESTLING Pinpointing the Ups and Downs They race on to the mats, and a handshake marks their official greeting. The first horn sounds, and so begins a con- test that will eventually end when both wrestlers are com- pletely exhausted, one ahead in points, or the other the vic- tim of an agonizing pin. Thirty-two people, ranging lin weight from 100 to 200 pounds, called themselves wrestlers. Meeting everyday after school, they usually worked out past six o ' clock in practices longer than any other [high school sport. Their ' workouts were just that; they ' involved three hours of run- ning, weight lifting, and wres- tling. Scott Christensen, a Varsity wrestler weighing in at 169 pounds, explained, " At the beginning of the season, the workouts seemed horrible, but as the season progressed, they got easier. Don ' t get me wrong, they were still terrible. " Wrestling meets were held on Thursdays, and the few supporters who attended were in for a surprise. The pre-meet warm-ups, the spotlighted wrestlers, and the personal rivalries among wrestlers added up to a night of non-stop entertainment. " The meets were exciting when lots of peo- ple showed up to watch us, " explained 107 pound Don Marshall. " It seemed more worthwhile when you wres- tled while there were people watching you. " A wrestling match consisted of three rounds, each lasting two minutes. Six minutes doesn ' t sound very long, but to a wrestler, it was an eternity. " After finishing a match, every muscle in my body ached, and I felt totally drained, " com- mented Mike Massoni, jus t stepping off the mats. He con- tinued, " I always looked for- ward to that final horn and couldn ' t wait to hit the showers. " To take part in the meets, it was essential to keep one ' s weight within a certain range. It was common for a wrestler to shun food an entire day just to make weight for a meet. Craig Hertz explained, " If I thought I was too heavy going into a meet, I stopped eating and spent the whole day running around the track. " Wrestling was a sport that was different from any other kind of high school athletics. A wrestler had to have stamina, strength, and above all, the rig- orous dedication to stay in shape right up to the end of the Put on hold. Scon Christensen puts his Miramonte opponent in a tight-waist at the beginning of the second round. There were many different wrestling techniques, and each wrestler had his personal prefe Junior Varsity Wrestling Bottom row: |im Hayes, Mike Massoni, Todd Christensen, Matt Mackay, Chuck Whyte, Bob Perun. Second row: Coach lay Hirtzer, Alush Nushi, Todd Hensley, Jim Doxsee, Matt Greer, Sean Sullivan. Varsity Wrestling Bottom row: Shawn Cullen, Joe Hart, Tim McDonald, Eric Kim, Tim O ' Dea, Scott Cuthman. Second row: |ohn Suezaki, MattTrantham, DaveHiden, Mike Haley, Darren Scola, Paul Stark. Third row: Coach lay Hirtzer, Mark Souza, Casey Cadwell, Don Dalenberg, Scott Christensen, Pete Rivers, Coach Keith Brodders. 63 WRESTLING Chairmen of the boards. Nick Slonek follows a missed hook shot with one of his own. The varsity ' s incredible physical strength on both ends of the court made upsets almost impossible. Out of control. Matt Watson attempts to catch up with the ball on a fast break. The Varsity ' s tendency to run a lot resulted in many easy baskets but also increased their number of turnovers. Head above the crowd. In a crowd ot Alhambra defenders, freshman Mike Thompson shoots a jumper from 8 feet. The freshmen went on to beat the Bulldogs handily. 64 BASKETBALL Coasting To Victory The official blew his whistle and tossed the ball up into the air, and the game had begun. Tim " Chief " Ruff skyed high and tipped the ball to Fender who went the length of the court for an easy lay-up, and the scoreboard read — Aca- lanes: 2, Las Lomas: 0. Like almost everyone else on the schedule, Las Lomas just wasn ' t powerful enough to contain their opponents in blue. On almost all levels, in fact, the opposition was simply unable to conquer the men and women from Lafayette fiercely climbing to the top of the Bay Area polls. Early season doubts about the Varsity teams dissolved rapidly on a cold Tuesday night at Miramonte. The boys " rolled out the Mats " from start to finish, including a devastating slam dunk by Chief, putting out the last flick- ering flame of hope for Mira- monte while bringing the crowd to its feet in awe of the spectacle. Equally exciting was the girls ' 50-49 victory, which included a last second defen- sive stand to hold on to victory. The boys ' key victory led way to a comparison of this year ' s and last year ' s teams. " Although I didn ' t think so at the beginning of the year, " said Dave Maggard, " I do think that this team was proba- bly a little better than last year ' s. " Tim Ruff added, " We ' re probably better for two reasons: we got more done during the practices and our of- fense was a lot more or- ganized. " For better of worse, new coach Bob Jensen transformed the team ' s style of play com- pletely. " Our offense was in a lot more control " said Mag- gard. " It really helped when the guards came around in the middle of the year. " With the arrival of the new coach, the team also scrapped its formerly swarming defense in favor of a more conservative one. " In all the tight games, " Nick Slonek said, " we went to a zone de- fense to force outside shots. It (continued) Boys Freshmen Girls ' J.V. We They .... Opponent We ■tl IL HHHH 45 35 Alhambra They Opponent W lm 48 34 Liberty 68 11 Alhambra B ' lH and 49 46 . . . .Campolindo 31 29 Liberty ■ill personal 35 25 Las Lomas pi. 1 44 40 Miramonte 37 22 Las Lomas K ' En B 1 Boys ' Varsity 38 29 Miramonte We They 70 44 73 66 66 61 66 60 72 61 60 45 . . .Opponent . . . .Alhambra Liberty .Campolindo . . .Las Lomas . . .Miramonte . . . .Alhambra 45 22 52 52 Liberty . . . .Campolindo 54 10 Alhambra 39 38 Liberty i V I 33 42 45 30 Won 9, Lost 1 FAL Champions Miramonte Las Lomas 32 25 Campolinso 49 39 Miramonte 34 25 Las Lomas Won 10, Lost Rto i 62 49 Liberty , HD H w M H 64 64 . .Campolindo Girls ' Varsity W Ml ■ 60 59 . . .Miramonte We They .... Opponent •§f k 92 73 . . .Las Lomas 62 44 63 51 Alhambra Liberty During my four years on the ■W xm 63 61 Campolindo Varsity I ' ve watched the team 52 40 50 49 Las Lomas Miramonte move from the bottom to the top of the FAL, and eventually ill V w Boys ' J.V. They 66 45 - . . .Opponent . . . .Alhambra 54 60 84 50 63 61 Alhambra Liberty Campolindo win North Coast. I think the reason for the team ' s success is f i§l 52 51 Liberty 45 46 Miramonte our experience; most of us W ' M 40 56 . .Campolindo 85 85 Las Lomas have been playing together on 49 45 41 56 59 29 . . . .Las Lomas . . .Miramonte . . . .Alhambra Won 8, Lost 2 FAL Champions various teams since grammar school. 47 48 Liberty Dave Maggard 61 52 . .Campolindo 57 44 . . .Miramonte 36 38 . . . .Las Lomas Won 6, Lost 4 FAL Champions - Boys ' Varsity Basketball Bottom row: lohn Perkins, Matt Watso Coach Jensen, Dave Kerr, Don McGlamery, Keith Gallen. Top row: Tim Ruff, Dave Maggard, Bob Vance, Dennis Klum, Chris Fender, Nick Slonek, Eron Groman. 65 BASKETBALL On the warpath. Tim Ruff shoots for two over the Alhambra center. Against shorter Alhambra, Liberty and Las Lomas centers, Tim was almost unstoppable. Toss up. Chris Hansen lumps against an Alhambra opponent. Jump balls often led to lay-ups because coaches used a variety of tip-off plays. Girls Varsity Bottom row: Julie Tebb, Dana Nuzum. Top row: Heidi Borgwardt, Garit Rost, Dana Panfili, Denise Broking, Lisa broking, Staci Gronner, Dana Cox, Pam Li, Fran Dalecio. helped us because our height dominated the boards. " Headed by Don McGlamery, Chris Fender, Dennis Klum, Maggard and Ruff, the Varsity completed ten league games in near perfect form and guaran- teed another playoff season for the FAL champs. Aided by their big win over Miramonte, the girls ' Varsity overcame some early season kinks to win the league as well. Dana Panfili poured in 26 points in an important victory over previously sixth-ranked Campolindo, and Lisa Broking and Staci Gronner added a strong rebounding force 66 BASKETBALL Coasting To Victory throughout the year. With Julie Tebb and Dana Cox rounding out the starting five, the girls at one time were ranked as the East Bay ' s top 2A team. The success of the team could largely be attributed to Panfili, as forward Staci Gron- ner was quick to point out: " When we got the ball down- court we usually looked to Dana first. " Not a bad idea, as the senior guard led the FAL in scoring and shooting percent- age throughout much of the season. For all games, Coach Ruben- stein employed a tenacious zone defense and an offense that utilized the players where they were most efficient: Gron- ner and Broking doing the re- bounding, Cox and Panfili shooting from outside, and Tebb controlling the flow of the ball. " Ruby organized us really well, " said Dana Panfili. " We had good ball control all year long. " Not to be outdone, the girls ' Junior Varsity also won their respective division. In fact, they practically demolished the entire league. They were al- most upset by Alhambra once, but managed to hold on for a 68-11 victory. Led by Terry Watson, Nancy Roller, Vicki Sutton, Jane Morgan and Julie Zygutis, the team specialized in defensive play. Directed by coach Harriet Buckley, their " collapsible zone " allowed the forwards to drift to the key, insuring a re- bounding edge. One minor concern of the JV ' s was to prepare a player (continued) Up in arms. Lisa Broking stretches to tip in a missed shot over the Alhambra defense. Getting inside position was the most important aspect of rebounding. Team effort. Dana Panfili goes up for a jump shot as Staci Cronner screens a Liberty player. Screening was a method of blocking defenders that was legal as long as the offensive player remained stationary. Fast break. Having intercepted a pass, Ryan Marlowe drives down court. The Girls ' ). V. used a running offense throughout the year. The aggressor. Dave Maggard shags a missed shot from out of the hands of Campolindo defenders. With Maggard at 6 ' 4 " and Ruff at 6 ' 9 " , the varsity dominated the boards against all FAL opponents. Boys ' J. V. Basketball Bottom row: Eric Leighton, John Waite, Ed Dunn, Jeb Stewart, Brad Kino, Tom Souza, Marc Jacuzzi. Top row: Nathan McClum, Curt Schoelkopf, Tom Couch, Coach McElroy, Greg Warner, Dave Cleveland, Drew Peterson, Keary Warner. 67 BASKETBALL Concentrated effort. The girls ' Varsity game against Miramonte was close from start to finish. Awaiting their chance to play, the players on the bench watch attentively. Chalk talk. Coach Jensen instructs his team on strategy during the final seconds of the Miramonte game. Moments later Dennis Klum scored from 1 6 feet to edge the Matadors 60-59. Girls ' J.V. Bas ketball Bottom row: )ane Morgan, Mari Ellingsen, Cholly Mills, Ryann Marlowe, Shelley Weaver. Top row: Darcy Swinnerton, Erica Styles, Rhonda Bucklin, Vicky Sutton, Nancy Koller, Kyle Rudderow, Kate Larsen, )anet Lautenberger, Terry Watson, Julie Zygutis, )ulie Lax. Center of attention. Scott lacobs ' introductions of the players always got the crowd ready for the game. Starting at guard, Don McGlamery runs through the cheerleaders. Flick of the wrist. After drawing the pressure of Campo guards, Bob " R.L. " Vance fakes a shot and passes the ball to Don McGlamery at the top of the key. Since the game was close until the final minutes, both teams played maximum effort. Frosh Basketball Bottom row: Markjeffery, Coach Brown, Don Giacoma. Top row: Joe Millette, Mark Greaves, Chris Hansen, Mike Dumke, Greg Stephens, Dave Olkkola, Darrin Maggard, Mike Thompson, Jay Groman, Jim Pettit, Sam French, Mark Isola, Eric Chiao. f-vflFjr 68 BASKETBALL Double teamed. Putting in two of a team record 84 points against Liberty, Dana Cox shoots over two opponents. The girls ' Varsity broke the record again two weeks later with 85 points against Las — Over easily. Sophomore Janet Lautenberger shoots in a game against Alhambra. The final score of the game who would be able to fill the spot on the varsity roster left by graduating senior Dana Pan- fili. Watson said, " Although we had the talent to win the league, I didn ' t see anyone tak- ing Dana ' s place. " Despite the fact that they didn ' t win the league, the boys ' Junior Varsity was one of the best in the school ' s history. Keary Warner, Greg Warner and Kurt Schoelkopf provided most of the punch throughout the season. Punch, however, did not typify their usual game plan. " We didn ' t have much Coasting To Victory height, so we did a lot of out- side shooting, " Schoelkopf ex- plained. " We had a definite run-and-gun offense. " Perhaps the only thing that kept the JV from winning the league was a smooth blend of talent and strong defense. Keary Warner stated, " We had a lot of talent, but sometimes the team let down a little on de- fensive rebounding. However, the pure shooters on this team will probably give next year ' s Varsity a better offense and the defense will probably come to- gether a little better. " Following school tradition, the freshmen once again won their division. Racing through their schedule with just one loss, the team was character- ized by strict discipline. Starters Mark Isola, Chris Hansen, Mike Thompson, Dave Olkkola and Jim Pettit all played outstanding defense from start to finish. " Coach Den Brown stressed full-court, 95 foot defense, " explained Isola. " The main reason for our success was that we worked so hard, probably harder than the Varsity or JV. Before big games, practices were just un- believable. " And so up and down the line, the basketball season was characterized by just one word: victory. 69 BASKETBALL The Batmen Pitcher perfect. Bill Durbrow pitches a fast ball to an Antioch batter. With the loss of Tad Heydenfeldt to Campolindo, our pitchers worked hard to maintain the team ' s high pitching standards. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie . . . These were as much a part of Acalanes as they were of America, with baseball taking the lead. The season opened in February after George Washington ' s birthday and brought people flocking once more to see the Dons rounding bases and swinging bats. Last year ' s impressive sec- ond place showing in the F.A.L. and semi-final competi- tion in the North Coast cham- pionship was something worth repeating, and we gave it our best shot. Tom Souza elabora- ted, " Obviously, we wanted to do as well as last year so we Hi -U- worked hard and had long practices. I think a combination of timely hitting and a polished defense led us to our success. " In a typical game the leadoff hitter was J.R. Turner, a two year all-leaguer and second baseman. Catcher Chris Whit- ing was up next, followed by Chris Hausser. Mike Richards was the designated hitter, bat- ting in place of a pitcher: Kevin Roullier or Mike Heckmann. In the field, Chris Hausser, " the heart of the outfield, " stood be- tween Jim Holden in right field and Pete Isola in left field. Ron Hansen was short stop; Dave Dautel took first base, and Tom Zeman was on third. " No won- der other schools had such a hard time beating us, " ex- plained Jim Holden. " Our line up and field positioning were outstanding. " It looked as if we could fi- nally win the league title. With the confidence each team member showed, and the en- couragement of Coach Salis- bury and fans, the baseball team was was in for a great sea- son — one that promised many wins. Too close for comfort. Chris Hausser slides into third base just as an Antioch infielder catches the ball. Arguments often broke out after an umpire ' s decision on a close play. 70 BASEBALL Automatic arm. Players take advantage of a clear day to work on hitting with the help of a pitching machine. Many of the games and practices at the start of the season were rained out, forcing team members into the gyms for alternative workouts. i - Tire trouble. An old tire is the victim as lim Holden practices his batting form. Baseball players used many props made of discarded materials to improve their games. Last to left. J.R. Turner sends the ball into left field to make a double during practice. Players rotated positions at practices to give everyone a chance in the field and at bat. Varsity Bottom row: Tom Souza, Dave Dautel, Chris Whiting, Ron Hansen, J.R. Turner, Tom Zeman. Top row: Curt Schoelkopf, Mike Richards, Chris Hausser, Kevin Roullier, Mark Locker, Mike Heckmann, Jim Holden. " I think baseball is a great sport even though some peo- ple criticize it as being too boring. When you play it com- petitively for many years, and after you learn the fundamen- tals and strategies involved, it becomes a lot more exciting to watch. I ' ve been playing for about eight years and plan to continue playing in college. " Dave Dautel Boys ' JV Baseball Bottom Row: Don Giacoma, Dave Cillman, Darren Scola, Harry Kamian, Mark Isola, Mike Paclebar, Tom Finnerty. Top Row: Scott Greaves, Chri Hansen, Ed Hayward, Dick Crane, David Cleveland, Bob Veit, Tom Couch, Mark Souza, Coach Dave Deichler. 71 BASEBALL Homeward Bound Water girl. Katie DeCarbonel otters water to Dawnyce Bostrom between innings. Because Softball was a spring sport, the team often played with temperatures in the eighties. Varsity Front row: Karen Gladson, Shelley Weaver, Dana Veeder, Kathy Korman, Michelle Marshall. Top row: Katie deCarbonel, Dawnyce Bostrom, Kim Agness, Heidi Timken, Kathy McNeill, Auby Garrett, Amy Neilson, Dana lible, DanaNazum. the first league game. " In our opener we tried to play as a team and then determine our major weaknesses, " com- mented Amy Neilson. After the intitial cuts were made, the team got down to the business of grounding drills, base-running and bat- ting practice. Ski week and bas- ketball play-offs got in the way, as did frequent rains. The var- sity field was often so covered with mud that the entire team had to play on the J.V. field which meant keeping watch for stray discuses thrown by track members behind center field. " Softball ' s a great sport, " commented Sophomore Helen Polkes. " The coaches worked us really hard. It was worth it though; we all became better at hitting, fielding and playing on a team. " Freshman Dana With an eye out for pot- holes, the girls ' softball team began practicing in early Feb- ruary, despite rain and mud- covered fields. The team lacked experience with only three returning varsity players: Kathy McNeill, Amy Neilson, and Heidi Timken. Despite that, the team and new varsity coach Theresa Stack set out to pull together a team in time for r v V Veeder added, " People on the team got close to each other. We laughed when someone fell in the mud or had to run laps and that made us a better team. " Teamwork was impor- tant in softball, especially when no one could go home until the three missing softballs were found. The atmosphere at a typical practice might have appeared casual to a spectator, but the re- laxed mood was deceptive. The girls knew that they had a lot of work to do in order to up- hold their reputation as the number one team in the F. A.L. Held back by inexperience, bad weather, and early inju- ries, the team had a lot to over- come. Dampened spirits didn ' t affect them though, and with determination and dedication the team strove to win and have fun doing it. ;rup. Michele Marsh II shift her important skill since a well-executed position to bunt. Bun tingwa san bunt could advance runners one or two bases. 72 SOFTBALL Psyched to swing. Dana Nuzum watches a teammate at bat as she wait to go up. Players put on their helmets and swung a weighted bat before batting Close call. Shelley Weaver reaches to baseman needed to back up the to warm up their arms and get their minds on hitting tag a Granada player sliding to third. Besides covering the base, the third shortstop on relay plays and field balls bunted toward left field. I like sports and have been playing Softball since fourth W - , grade. The games are exciting and being on a softball team is a good way to meet people. We had a very young team and that was frustrating because we really didn ' t have the expe- rience necessary for a good sea- son. We needed a lot of practice but there was so much rain that we had to practice in- side which really didn ' t pre- pare us very well. Our coach was great, though, and helped us all a lot because she knew so much about softball. Kathy McNeill MWf i - ' •M ' UV Plan of attack. gives her team inning of the P Coach Sally Beardsley a few tips before the first ttsburggame. Calling the team together to discuss strategy helped eliminate mistakes and promote spirit. Varsity Front row: Sandy Freethy, Helen Polkes, Dedejoost. Second row: Suzy Bondanza, Liz Harrington, Laura Campbell, Patty Wing, Barbie Gregory, Julie Lax, Anne McGlamery. Top row: Julie Zygutis, Anne Hamilton, Nancy Koller, Beth King, Judy Ratto, Diane Bischel. 73 SOFTBALL Extra duty. P.E. credit was offered to students who helped move equipment at meets, but few students took advantages of the opportunity. Team members Adrian Levy and Craig Hardy lend a hand to move the high hurdles oft the ck for the sprint events. Almost airborne. Vaulter Eric Hall leaves the ground and approaches the bar. Sometimes — careless pole vaulters managed to shatter several poles over the course of the season. Last legs. Chollv Mills, Chris Lydon, Karen Kryder, Tammy Fong, and Cari Tryon complete the 800 meter run early in the season. The season was the first in which metric distances replaced the traditional English measurements. False start. Carl Ball practices coming out of the blocks shortly before the jeginningof the 300 meter low hurdles. Runners used the free time before their races to stretch and reinforce the form they had developed in workouts. On the Right Track A track season is a jigsaw- puzzle; individuals accus- tomed to striving for individual goals must blend together to form a successful unit. In track, the team was as im- portant as the individual. Var- sity boys ' coach Robert Warren emphasized, " We didn ' t win track meets individually; it took a team effort. " Tracy Gruehler added, " It wasn ' t like basketball or football, where the team was everything. There was more independence in track, but people on the team were really supportive of each other. " Mrs. Phyllis Dick- son, a faithful spectator, noted, " Track and field offered the best of two worlds. Athletes competed against their own best times or distances as well as helping the team accumu- late valuable points. " The track team, having won both the FAL and North Coast championships the year be- fore, was expected to do even better during the four month season from February to May. Girls ' coach Scott Smith com- mented, " Both the girls ' and boys ' track teams were proba- bly the best that the school has ever had. Beyond outstanding individuals, they had superior depth in all events. " Weight- man Paul Rosati, enjoying the ' idea of being on a winning team, said, " I think we got a certain amount of respect from other teams. It was almost as if they tried to figure out what our secret was. " Coach Smith mentioned, " It was important that team mem- bers realize their potential and perform to their very best. This applied to individuals as well (continued) 74 TRACK tra inches, lohn Farrell strains for the ngest possible jump. Never having long lumped before, |ohn leaped 19 feet. A There ' s a great difference be- close and personal tween the practices and the ac- tual meets. Practices are primarily for getting in shape and refining your skills. And 1h then when the meet comes, 1 if i Ifip you ' ve just got to give it all 1 ■ s you ' ve got. Fred Leach Clock watchers. Track coaches depended upon volunteers to record the official statistics of the various events. Faculty timekeepers gather before the start of the Frosh-Soph 3200 meter run. Boys ' Track: Bottom Row; Loren Barr, Mike Levy, Mike Frick, Dean Thomas, Doug ( Iraff, Justin Fox, Sherif Wahby, joe Farrell, Pete Lin, Eric Hall, Dan Lucas, Rob lohnson, Pete Feldman, Keith Fry, Victor Letoro, Tyler Ricker, Derek, Tryon, Todd Christensen, Brian Tuemmle r, Mike Davis, Jeff Walker. Middle Row: Jeff Mihm, Tony McDonald, Craig Hardy, Phil Muscovich, Dave Hansel, PeteWhelan, DaveOlkkola, Dave Thomas, Chip Upshaw, John Farrell, Ion Walker, Bill Bruzzone, Dan Lin, Jim Parlette, Fred Leach, Maki Stephanos, Mark Presten, Scott Yardly, lohn Waite, Brian Gorton, Carl Ball, Rob Lewis. Top Row: Coach Rich Klier, Charlie Thompson, Matt Locati, Carl Goldberg, Ken Franke, Scott Christensen, Peter Stauffer, Brian Rea, Chris Fender, DaveMaggard, Paul Rosati, Mark Navone, Dave Douglas, Clint Williams, Mike Honsaker, Bill Durbrow, Dennis Klum, Greg Stevens, Darrin Maggard, Mike Li, Kerry Warner, Bill Shepherd, Coach Robert Warren. Girls ' Track Bottom Row: Kathleen Welland, Ryann Marlowe, Leslie Crabbe, Shawn Shook, Jane Morgan, Thayne Franklin, Tammy Fong, Lynn Parlette, Michelle Bonjour, lean Chu, Gigi Ekberg, Cari Tryon, Amy Van Galder, Missy Dickson, Stephanie Weaver. Middle Row: Christy Dumke, Bonnie Carlson, Kristen Dunkleberg, ieTebb, Tracy Gruhler, Joyce Franke, Julie Hansen, Darcy Swinnerton, Maureen Tonge, Kathy Van Zeeland, Susan Meinbress, Christine Lydon, Karen Kryder, Cholly Mills, locelyn McGraw, Angela Sevin. Top Row: Susie Lehmkuhl, Kelly O ' Brien, Gerrit Rost, Cheryl Macdonald, Christine Bava, Vicki Dhont, Karen Lovetang, Maggie Van Zeeland, Cmd Carr, KateMclvor, Penny Gordon. Heidi Borgwardt, Dana Cox, Coach Scott Smith. Fast finish. Sprinter Julie Hansen could always be counted on to earn many points for the team. Breaking the tape, she wins the 400-meter dash in the meet versus California High. Roundabout. A proper follow through was essential for a good discus throw Paul Rosati pivots as he completes a toss. 75 TRACK On the Right Track Passing the bar. Concentrating intensely, high jumper Peter Stauffer attempts to clear 5 ' 10 " . Peter used the Flosbury Flop, which included having his back parallel to the ground at the time he cleared the bar. as the team. " Coach Warren commented, " You could have the best athletes around but those athletes had to have a good attitude toward the sport and a competitive spirit in or- der to succeed and contribute to the team. " Coaches as well as athletes felt the pressures of competi- tion. Coach Warren said, " Of course I got nervous at some of the meets, especially with the 440 Relay- For that event, it was all in the pass. " Jim Parlette added, " I think that most people got nervous be- fore their events. " He contin- ued, " In a way, nervousness helped me run faster. After fourth period on the day of the meet, I would start thinking about my race and begin get- ting a bit uptight. " Being ner- vous somehow brought teammates together, resulting in a feeling of team unity at the meets. Bill Durbrow com- mented, " Even though the people on the team were doing different events, everyone still encouraged each other. It re- Best foot forward. As Phil Barham checks for a foot fault, Chip Upshaw flies over the long jump pit. Good timing j on the approach was as important to a =» long jumper as leg strength Vocal minority. Home track meets attracted generally small but enthusiastic crowds. Spectators await the start of the 100-meter high hurdles at an early-season meet. ally helped. " Beyond the victories, what would the Acalanes ' track per- son remember most about the sport in ten or fifteen years? Would it be the distance thrown, the height jumped, the time run ... or something else? Coach Smith thought, " More than anything else, I ' ll remember the different per- sonalities that I got to know. " Tracy agreed, " The friendships that I developed on the team — that ' s what I ' ll remember most. " Up in the air. Todd Christensen struggles to make it over the bar at opening height. Pole vaulters spent entire after school practices testing their abilities and rejoiced when they reached a new height. First of four, lane Morgan takes off from the starting block to run the first leg of the 400 meter relay, lane ' s quickness made her a valuable member of the relay team. 76 TRACK All in the family. Kathy and Maggie Van fj Zeeland compete in the 1 00-meter high hurdles against California High. Girls ' track wasn ' t divided into Varsity and I junior Varsity teams, so athletes of all I abilities participated in each event. Wound up. In the De La Salle meet, Alec Aspinwall throws the discus. Because of such outstanding weightmen as Alec, Dave Maggard and Paul Rosati. it was common for the team to take first, second and third places in both the shot put and discus. Smooth clearance. Kris Lingelser clears eight feet on his first attempt. Technique was more important in pole vaulting than in any other track event because of the uniqueness and difficulty of the vault. i leaps and bounds. The 1 0O-i low hurdles required technique as well as speed. Bonnie Carlson concentrates as she clears a hurdle. Charge. The sprint down the runway gave pole vaulters the momentum to spring themselves over the bar. At the meet against California High, Frosh-Soph team member Adrian Levy builds up his speed before attempting his vault. 77 TRACK The Energizers Perfect positioning. The ). V. yell leaders complete their Standing Tall cheer at the first basketball rally. They made up the cheer and performed it at school and in a November cheerleading competition it Si Gary ' s College. Gathered round. The varsity spirit Shouts and yells echoed leaders begin their routine to Come th h crowded Back. The pom-pon girls created the ° . °- routine, which they performed with the Suddenly, the commotion died yell leaders and majorettes at basketball down and a cheer erupted as games, yell leaders organized the fren- zied crowd into one excited rooting section. Pom-pons, cartwheels, jumps, and splits accompanied the yells of A-C- A-L-A-N-E-S. The buzzer sounded, the first half was over and spectators rested their voices while they watched a few minutes of half- time entertainment by the spirit leaders. Yell leaders ' cheers, pom- pon girls ' dances, and ma- jorettes ' routines kept the crowd psyched up for each game. Supporting champion- ship football teams and con- trolling rowdy basketball crowds were additional duties of a spirit leader. " We went to camp and learned about crowd control, but it didn ' t work un- less students were willing to help out and put in the effort. It helped a lot when people started cheering with the cheerleaders. " explained J.V. yell leader Kara Ascarrunz. A spirit leader ' s afternoons were often spent rehearsing at school or baking cookies for members of the various sports ' teams. Instead of studying Spanish vocabulary, the spirit leaders had to spend their eve- nings performing at the two or three required games each week. Because of the boy girl equality issue, the thirty-one spirit leaders had to cheer at girls ' as well as boys ' games. They were also expected to at- tend water polo games, soccer tournaments, wrestling matches and volleyball games. " Cheerleading took up a lot of time. We had to go to practice Caught by the clock, lunior majorette Heidi Borgwardt glances at the scoreboard to see how much time is left before halftime. The majorettes joined the band in performing a halftime show during the football season. Pre-game pin-up. Varsity yell leader Karen Ward pins on Tom Morgan ' s boutonniere. At the Homecoming rally, the spirit leaders and football players exchanged flowers and good luck wishes. Shoulder to shoulder. Nancy Scala and Molly Carr look into the crowd as they lead a cheer at the Alhambra game. Several alumni members of the |oe Carr Fan Club had returned for the game and entertained the cheerleaders with their inventive veils. 78 CHEERLEADING everv day during the summer and a few afternoons every week. No one could hold a job because we had to spend so much time practicing, baking cookies, and organizing ral- lies. " commented Junior yell leader Jennifer Libby. The cheerleaders baked cakes, put on dinners, TP ' d team mem- bers ' houses, and delivered doughnuts to players on game days. " The cheerleaders did a lot of things for our team and helped keep up our morale off the field, " commented varsity football player Tom Souza. Some players thought that having cheerleaders at the games helped their perfor- mances. Junior varsity basket- ball player John Waite commented, " When the cheer- leaders were cheering for us, we got enthusiastic about the game and played our best. " Being a spirit leader took hard work and dedication. Hours of rehearsal went into each performance. Junior ma- jorette Marie Saylor com- mented, " Most people didn ' t realize all the hard work that went into each routine. The five of us have all taken years of lessons to get where we are; it shows that twirling isn ' t as easy as it looks. " Next time you watch a half-time perfor- mance, or see a cheerleader braving the fierce winter cold, clad only in her short skirt and top, think of the work and dedication that go into being a spirit leader. 2 Sign language. IV. yell leaders Terri Davis and Kara Ascarrunz look across the field for the rest of their squad. During a halftime show, the IV. and freshman squads carried letter shields ii front of the band. Starting stretch, junior pom-pon girl Amy Loughran stretches before doing her halftime routine. Because of the splits and jumps performances involved, all of the spirit leaders had to limber up before beginning. Rooters on wheels. Smiling at the crowd, Molly Carr and the rest of the varsity spirit leaders circle the track before the Homecoming game. Molly and Caroline Rustigian were head spirit leaders and had to organize all of the cheerleaders ' activities. Dress rehearsal. ).V. yell leader Annie Miller practices a rally cheer during third period P.E. In keeping with the rally ' s ski tog theme, Annie wore her ski boots to school. Spirit Leaders Bottom row: Dayna Woods, Karmen Porter, Diana Rickard, Marie Saylor, Heidi Borgwardt. Middle row: Caroline Rustigian, Micheline Causing, Shannon Blum, Karen Morrell, Leslie Williamson, Kara Ascarrunz, Terri Davis, Heidi Mercer, Lisa Vreeland, Annie Miller, lacki Lebovitz, Teri Sturla, Mrs. Van Horn, Amy Loughran, Linda Parrett. Top row: Swathi Desai, Jane Schonach, Shelli Buster, Jennifer Libby, Molly Carr, Nancy Boaman, Betsy Ross, Nancy Scala, Kim Whitaker, Karen Ward, Michele Andersen, Cari Cadwell. 79 CHEERLEADING Watchful eye. As the pinball winds it! way down to the flippers, Taylo Biederman waits for the right time to hi it. Many students went to Games People of the prestigious " Over 1 Million Play in Walnut Creek on Friday nights to by storing over 1 million points Q try to win a t-shirt and become members mat Club " i on any hine. 80 INDIVIDUAL SPORTS Sky hook. With outstanding form, |ohn Cappa turns and shoots 1 5 feet from the basket. The hook shot was probably the most difficult in basketball. Gutsy catch. Relaxing before big meets, cross country members frequently could be found playing frisbee. Geoff Parker takes a small upward leap and sandwiches the trisbee between his One on None Awaited forehand. While warming up for a tennis match, Kevin Lynch awaits ; rebound from the backboard. When students were unable to find opponents they frequently made use of the backboard. " But I don ' t want to go see, ' The Black Hole. ' " " Why not? Just come. I don ' t want to go alone. " " Can ' t you do anything on your own? " " What about you? Did you go out for football Tuesday? " " No. " " Why not? " " I haven ' t got the time. " " More like you couldn ' t hack it. " " No. I just like doing things on my own. " For many, the need to do things on their own led them away from group activities. People went to the movies in groups, out to pizza in groups and even out for sports in groups. What about the people at school who didn ' t want to join the team just to play the sport that they enjoyed? For Jack Chauvin, that free- dom meant fishing at the Res- ervoir. " I like ge tting up early, going out on my own and bringing home a few bass be- fore my family ' s even up, " commented Jack. " I ' ve done somthing before other people have even gotten up. " Jay Ryder, whose 57 " height didn ' t guarantee him a spot on the Varsity basketball roster, still enjoyed picking up a ball and shooting. " When my friends are busy, I like to shoot around by myself, " he said. " It ' s about the only way to play without any pressure on you. " Perhaps on a more dan- gerous level, Graham Chaffee enjoyed fencing, a sport not of- fered at school for various sharp reasons. A three-year fencing veteran, Graham in- sisted there was little risk in- volved. " I almost killed my fencing partner once, " he said. " But generally, it really is a safe sport. " Unfortunately, there wasn ' t a scuba diving team at school, so Roxie Gustavson had to do it on her own. " I ' ve been scuba diving for years, " she ex- plained. " It ' s always a lot of fun. " Another popular sport was rollerskating. Susan Daane was one of those who terror- ized the little old ladies on the sidewalks. " I usually go up to Summit Ridge, " she said. " It ' s great exercise. " Regardless of the sport they played, students found that doing them on their own was a refreshing change. 81 INDIVIDUAL SPORTS Time out. Peter Stauffer struggles to keep his mind on refraction of light in Mr. Ellisen ' s fourth period physics ' class. As the year progressed, it became more difficult for seniors to concentrate on studying. Pre-parade. Prior to rally ceremonies, the band lines up for their march down the hall. The main reason why the band played throughout the halls was to lead stray spectators to the scene of the rally. 82 STUDENT LIFE DIVIDER Life on campus had a positive charge. The student board celebrated monthly Teacher Appreciation Days, and during the yuletide season band members marched through the halls playing Christmas carols. Outside of school students ventured from the quiet atmosphere of Lafayette in search of ways to unleash their craziness. From barrelling down the water slides at Manteca to getting caught up in the electricity of the December 13th Tower of Power concert, we found a variety of ways to release pent-up energy. There was a desire to have fun and — it was catching. Small talk. Although brunch was a brief ten minutes, it was perfect for a short chat. Dick Crane and Kate Williams quickly discuss their mounting homework. Paper illusion. Seniors add the skirt and princesses ' platform to their float on Homecoming afternoon. Homecoming was a time of year when energy was at its peak and students wished that the festivities would last longer. Student Life You shouldn ' t have. Joan Days were celebrated Chu delivers a Teacher every month and were a Appreciation Day candy way lo show teachers that cane to Mr. Meinke. we recognized the work Teacher Appreciation that they put in. 83 STUDENT LIFE DIVIDER Senior welcome. The Service Club organized a freshman orientation dinner for which they asked seniors to provide food and greet the freshmen. Senior Class Social Secretary Trish Greenwood and Student Board member Peter McClafferty talk to some new students after the spaghetti dinner. Labor leader. In early September, the seniors held their first car wash at the Mobile station in Lafayette; they sold $2 tickets for a vacuum and wash. Class Treasurer Bradd Statley washes a newly vacuumed car. Momentary distraction. Much student body business was conducted in Leadership class, where student leaders from all branches of the government met. While conducting a discussion about an upcoming Teacher Appreciation Day, Mark Navone is interrupted by Mr. Dessler. It was a year of change. The office of President was once more up for election, and ev- eryone wondered what the next four years with a new leader would bring. But the po- litical state of the Union was not the only thing changing; that of student government was taking a new shape. With elections out of the way in the spring of 1980, newly elected officers were able to be- gin new projects over the sum- mer. Two major physical changes took place in that three month period: the rede- signing of the parking lot and a new look for the student square, renamed " The Quad. " Student Body President Mark Navone commented, " We were fortunate to have the time to execute those two projects. They were pleasant changes and I think they helped cure a little apathy that was spread- ing last year. " Following the lead of the Board, the classes got early starts as well. " We needed the summer to meet and get things organized, " said Senior Class New Deal President Todd Millick. " Be- cause nearly all of our class offi- cers were new to student government, myself included, it was essential to be as or- ganized as possible to get the year off to a smooth start. We used the time to meet with our parent advisor, start some fundraising and make impor- tant decisions about the Senior Ball and All-Night. Basically, I ' m pleased with all we accom- plished. " The juniors also used summer to get on their feet. Class Treasurer Justin Fox in- terjected, " Although we didn ' t have big decisions to make like the seniors, we still met to organize a couple fundraisers so we wouldn ' t be caught up in everything once school started. " The main concern when school started in September was student involvement. " As a Board, we ' ve completed a lot of neat projects, " commented Student Board member Todd Morrish, " but it ' s not the proj- ects that are most important. We have to try to reach out to people. We can ' t take it for (continued) 84 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Quad quorum. The Class Council meets in the Quad on a sunny afternoon. The actions and had veto power over Board council reviewed all Student Board decisions. Convertible leaders. Waiting for the Homecoming parade to move on, Student Board members watch the rest of the cars and floats proceed. The Student Board adopted new regulations for Homecoming, including a revised set of rules for class conduct and the construction of floats. In the spirit. In the Homecoming parade, lunior class officers Beth King, Cristy Dumke, ]ustin Fox, Mary Broach, Fred Leach and Charlie Thompson ride their class ' " Spirit of ' 82. " After weeks of hard work, it was a relief for most class officers to be finished with Homecoming and to begin other projects and fundraisers. 85 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Lunchtime conference. Because of conflicting schedules, lunch was often the only time class officers could get together. Sophomore class officers Mike Bennett, Liz Stearns, Jennifer lacobs, Rhonda Bucklin, Libby Dalcamo and Dana Cox discuss the possibility of selling English toffee at Christmas time. Quad christening. Mark Navone renames the student square with a brief speech. Because the look of the square changed completely, the Student Board felt a new name was needed and carried out a formal ceremony during lunch. Combined interests. Homecoming was a hectic time for everyone, especially student leaders. Charlie Thompson, Junior class president, helps Jeff Huber with some final touches on the Junior float. 86 STUDENT GOVERNMENT First go-round. Auxiliary Board members Janette Larsen, Dana Fillinger, Christine Wang, and Joan Chu listen tor instructions as they ride around the track in the pre-game Homecoming parade. The Student Board set up specific committees and appointed students to take care of activities such as rallies, special programs and fundraisers. Senior summit. Fundraising was a constant worry for class officers. With their class advisor, Mr. Dobbins, Senior class officers Rita Mills, Cayle Parker, Trish Greenwood, Doug Hamilton and Todd Millick discuss holiday sales of sausage and cheese. Final decision. Mark Navone brings .1 Board meeting to order with a rap of the gavel. Though the board had regular meetings, special gatherings were sometimes called to vote on pressing matters or to effect special projects. New Deal granted that students know who their elected leaders are, especially since there are so many new faces in all aspects of student government. A lot of people have seen our names just once, when they voted on election day. That ' s why we have to make an effort; we can ' t just say; ' Here we are, come talk to us, ' an d expect them to respond. So, we ' ve been working on special as- semblies and rallies to boost school spirit. " That boost was evident as the year progressed. Director of Student Activities, Norman Dessler, noticed a definite in- cline in school spirit. " I saw things happen at Acalanes that never happened before. Homecoming spirit soared like never before, not only in class unity but also in that of the en- tire school. I attribute that to the way the entire Board worked together and also to the excellent leader-team of Mark Navone and Heidi Timken. Never before have I seen such a great team — Mark and Heidi both have unique qualities that consistenlty com- plement each other. But more importantly, Acalanes as a school is proud of all its accom- plishments, both in athletics and academics, and our stu- dent government fosters that feeling. " Individual class es had the concern of class spirit in addi- tion to school spirit. " I think it ' s sometimes hard for some people to get into the class spirit because of conflicts with key persons in the class, " Se- nior Vice-President Doug Hamilton said. " But enough people realized that this is our senior year and it ' s our last chance to show something of ourselves. It was all reflected at Homecoming when we finally pulled together as a class. " Ju- nior Class President Charlie Thompson commented on his (continued) Front and center. Candidates for all class offices spoke to their classes a leu days before elections. Kathleen Whiting, who was eventually elected to the Class Council, addresses her freshman classmates at a September assembly. 87 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Overseer. Director of Student Activities Norman Dessler worked closely with student leaders throughout the year on various projects and problems. Mr. Dessler listens to a leadership class student ' s proposal tor a student store. Quick check. Cristy Dumke scans the junior float area to make sure everything is getting done. Student leaders advocated student involvement for successful projects and activities. H Bk ,™ WK3I m H M 1 irjk E Strategy session. A master plan committee was established to oversee the development of the new Quad. Committee members Sally Lewerenz, Liz Stearns, Mark Navone and parent Carol Statley settle on a date for the early-September dance the group sponsored to erase the proiect ' s debt. class ' spirit: " It was never hard to get our class together to help make decisions for floats or just for yel l competitions. Gener- ally, the junior class was well- spirited. " The sophomore class had a little more trouble keep- ing together. Secretary Libby Dalcamo said, " There are so many people in our class who want to be the leaders, and have the ability to be them, but not everyone can be president. With those people as strong in- fluences and us as class offi- cers, it ' s hard sometimes to get things done. Other than that though, there ' s a good feeling in our class. " Freshman Social Secretary Noelle Browning commented, " Since most of us had older brothers and sisters here before us, we knew what to expect and what would be expected of us. So, we just got organized early and didn ' t have any major problems. We got lots of comments that we were doing well, which was good to know. " The major prupose of stu- dent government is communi- New Deal cation among students and between the students and the administration. Many student leaders felt an increasing grip on student government by the administration. Libby said, " There are lots of decisions of importance to us that the ad- ministration excludes us from. I suppose there ' s often a good reason for it, but I think good communication is essential to any government. " Mr. Dessler commented, " I think that the school is beginning to com- municate, not only within its boundaries, but even out to the community. Things like the monthly Teacher Appreciation days are showing people that the students really do care. There ' s great community sup- port because of it, too. " " Student government is a good thing, " said Mark. " It gives those who want it the chance to venture out a little more into the real world, and it makes them feel important. It ' s a really neat feeling when you know you had something to do with what ' s going on. " 88 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Truckin ' . The Senior Class officers circle the track with their class ' float in the Homecoming parade. The new senior leaders worked together throughout the year to create different ideas from the traditional ones. Stand-up speech. During a Thursday lunch break, Student Body Vice-President Heidi Timken addresses the crowd in the Quad on the subject of recent Student Board activities. Hoping to better inform the students, Heidi and President Mark Navone organized the outside question and answer session, which was the first in the school ' s history. All ears. Tired of cramped conditions in the attendance office ' s activity room, the Student Board tried to hold its meetings in other spots around campus. Board member Chris Fender, Principal Richard Hansen, Rally Board member Christine Wang listen to a comment Mark Navone in the Facultv Dining Room. STUDENT GOVERNMENT Head to head. Two members of the Chess Club, Marvin Heilson and Karl Sevin, become oblivious to the outside world as they concentrate on their game. The Chess Club held informal meetings every Friday and organized tournaments for anyone who wanted to play. It Takes Teamwork Looking for something to fill those transparent plastic holders in your wallet? Join a club! There are enough clubs and organizations around to make your wallet bulge with membership cards. All you have to do is sign up and pay your dues. There were so many clubs that some students found it was possible to be " clubbed to death. " Freshman Katy Mc- Donald remarked, " At the be- ginning of the year I joined so many clubs that I couldn ' t keep up with all the different activi- ties. " Senior Doni Tom felt there wasn ' t a wide enough se- lection of clubs. He com- mented, " There aren ' t as many clubs here as in other schools. In this school all the clubs are related to some specific part of school; there are no social clubs. " People joined clubs to get in- volved, to benefit from the special opportunities they provided, or sometimes just to add some pizzazz to their re- cords. Many discovered they were able to build up an im- pressive number of clubs with- out ever lifting a finger. George Pastor said, " A lot of these clubs were a farce. You joined them and you never had to do anything, yet you could still say you were a member. I signed up for the German Club but I hadn ' t taken German since Junior High School. " Clubs are probably as old as school itself. They existed for all sorts of reasons, from the pursuit of academic excellence to the pursuit of heavy beer drinking. Whatever their pur- pose, to reach their goals clubs had to focus their energies on one area — raising money. Traditional fundraisers like carwashes, bake sales and ice cream socials were still pop- ular, but more successful were new, more imaginative fund- raisers like cheese and sau- sage sales, baseball hit-a-thons or homeowners ' insurance for Halloween vandalism. The school ' s most popular club, AFS, relied on one main fundraiser: the Halloween drive. Senior Don Dalenberg commented, " It was hard to just knock on someone ' s door and ask for donations like it was charity or something, but (continued) 90 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS Future funds. Senior officers Bradd Senior class fundraisers. The class Stately and Gayle Parker run a decided to sell cheese and sausages lunchtime meeting to discuss upcoming during the holiday season. Swinging success. J.R. Turner checks his list of sponsors before going to bat for the baseball teams ' Hit-A-Thon. Money raised went toward the purchase of new uniforms and a batting cage. All aboard. Melissa |a obs and Lianr Hull get on the bus for a Friday afternoon trip to a model United Nations in San Jose. Members of the Foreign Affairs Club were awarded the conference ' s top prize for their representation of the Soviet Union at the United Nations simulation, which included twenty schools. i • I 1 Batting for bucks. In front of Safeway, Chris Whiting and Kevin Roullier try to find sponsors for the baseball Hit-A-Thon. People pledged money for every foot that the players could hit a baseball; Kevin and Tom Zeman reached 425 feet with their hits, wf helped the baseball team attain its $1200 goal. Money talk. With members of the French Club, Mr. Oberg discusses the profitable possibilities of selling French stationary. The French Club raised money so members who actively participated in its fundraising could take field trips free of charge. 91 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS Food for thought. The AFS fall fundraiser provided a chance to get together and talk away from school; it also gave students an opportunity to write their Christmas wishes on poster paper for the local AFS students in foreign countries. Charlo Berrocal, Charlie Thompson, and Erico Da Silva discuss the differences between their countries while enjoying some of the free refreshments. Chess board. Don Guess and Lance Cold consult the ladder to see how the Chess Club ' s tournament is progressing. Tournaments took a long time to finish since the only time the players could get together was at lunch; single games could go on for weeks. Autumn earnings. AFS attracted more members than any other club in the school and was nationally acclaimed for Club members watch parents count some of the $2800 they collected in their Halloween fundraisers. 92 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS It Takes Teamwork people realized the money was for a worthy cause. " Our AFS chapter was again one of the biggest in the nation, and sent and received more exchange students than any other school in the country. Don said, " We were lucky to live in this area. The community was generous enjugh to help support local school functions. " The more money a club made, the more field trips it was able to take. The Foreign Affairs Club used the money it took in from its sports conven- tion, organized by Mr. Dob- bins, to go to the model United Nations in Washington D.C. CSF sold candy canes at Christ- mas to raise funds for field trips to college campuses. Spanish Honorary sponsored the slave sale and the Sadie Hawkins ' dance, and used its profits to support two foster children in South America. Todd Millick remarked, " A club had a better chance of making money when it sponsored traditional fund- raisers that had been around a longtime. " The school was often criti- cized by its students for having no sense of unity; one needed only to have observed the sep- arate, tightly contained groups that formed in the Quad at lunch to see the truth in this. Everyone had his own clique, and no communication passed between the various groups. Did clubs contribute to this segregation? Todd felt they did: " Most of the clubs were run by one, exclusive group, and it was hard for anyone else to be allowed to participate. " Whatever its shortcomings, a club gave its members insight into the organizational process within a small group of people. Don remarked, " In every club there was a small core of dedi- cated people who did most of the work, and the bulk of the members sat around and didn ' t contribute. " Whether you joined a club so you could go on its field trips, because you believed in and wanted to work for a good cause, or just hoped to lengthen your list of High School activities, clubs were an easy way to " get involved. " 93 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS In a Matter of Minutes Gammoned. On winter days, the library offered a warm atmosphere for studying and quiet socializing. Adrian Levy and Carrie Johnson enjoy a relaxing game of backgammmon. } ' . " L Secret solo. The library, supposedly a place for quiet studying, became a noisy place to do your own thing at lunchtime. Mike Bachman plays a little tune on the harmonica while leaning against the reference shelf, a position which allowed him to avoid the librarian ' s eyes. Lawn loungers. On warm spring days, it was typical for the Quad lawn to be filled with students, as well as teachers. Students relax with friends on a sunny Friday afternoon. 11:45 finally came. A bell rang to dismiss 1500 anxious, hungry students. It didn ' t take long for the classrooms to empty and other parts of the campus to buzz with lunch- time activities. 11:45 to 12:20 was a chance to do anything — gossiping with friends, finish- ing up English papers due fifth period, or attending Brown Bag Seminars for engineering. Lunchtime was a time to relax — a time to break away from the limitations of the class- room. At lunch the Quad was a place to see people and to dis- cuss weekend activities. Stu- dents lounged on the lawn with friends while the sounds of Jackson Browne and J. Geils played on the student stereo. Senior Sharon McCormick said, " It ' s great to have one place where you know you ' ll find people. It gives you a chance to see people you wouldn ' t otherwise see during the day. " The general atmos- phere of the Quad was a loud social scene, perfect for some students to spend their thirty- five minutes. But the loudness and con- gestion was occasionally too much for some people. The front lawn and various hall lawns were smaller, with much quieter atmospheres. " I go out to the front lawn and meet a roup of friends, " said Martha 94 LUNCHTIME Ross. " Sometimes it ' s just nice to get away from the raucous feeling in the student square. I find it more relaxing to stretch out quietly than to be sur- rounded by swarms of people and loud music. " There was more to lunch- time than just socializing. It was the only time clubs could meet, a good time to do home- work in the library and a con- venient time to run to the bank. " Sometimes you just get tired of the ' social scene ' and would rather do other things at lunch, " said Michelle Daly. " Walking around, you see peo- ple frantically memorizing French speeches in the library and people gathering in class- rooms for club meetings. The main hall is always filled with people selling mistletoe, school T-shirts or tickets to the Junior Prom. " Lunch was a time to escape the confines of the classroom; to relax and to be with friends. When the 12:20 bell rang, stu- dents felt refreshed to return to class again, after a break from the confines of the classroom. Proud crowd. To build up spirit and to make Fridays a little more exciting, rallies were often held at lunch on game days. A huge crowd gathers on the front lawn to honor the fall sports ' teams before a big football game. Soph scene. Some students just ' hung out ' in their halls when there wasn ' t anything going on at lunch. A group of sophomore guys amuse themselves by talking and eating their lunc hes. Cafe crowd. On a cold da tin- cafeteria is filled with students wearing jackets and eating hot meals. The long tables provided places for large groups of friends to congregate. Sweet success. Niki Slonek blows through a pile of whipped cream to find the hidden lifesaver before his opponents in a class competit Lunchtime rallies provided a change from the daily quiet noon routine. Professional advice. To inform students of career possibilities, the Career Center sponsored Brown Bag Seminars at lunch, featuring professionals in various fields. In room 107, students listen to a psychologist discuss the difficulties and rewards of his profession. 95 LUNCHTIME Completing the square. It took approximately three and a half hours to roll out the strips of grass. With the task completed, Liz Stearns, Charlotte Monroe and Libby Dalcamo relax, satisfied with their accomplishment. A stone s throw. For the sod take root and grow, students h, to remove any rocks or clum underneath it. SkipZimmerma whose dad supervised the enti project, hurls a clump of d away from the gra5 X Piecing it together. Each section of sod had to fit snugly to insure that there were no gaps, lay Spangenberg cuts off loose ends and pulls the pieces close together. It was no longer a barren wasteland. There were no more unsightly blocks of cracked concrete placed haphazardly amongst the patches of brown grass. No longer did people consciously avoid it because of its dull atmosphere. Fairy Square had gone through such a massive facelift over the sum- mer that it seemed only fitting that its name be changed, too. On October 3rd, it was officially dubbed The Quad and, at Acalanes, it was the place to be. It was a scenic place to be. With rolling green lawns and mulberry trees offering just the right amount of shade, its relaxing atmosphere was enough to help you forget the surrounding hall- ways. Jane Morgan said, " During my free fifth I love to lounge around on the grass with a bunch of my friends. " Each day during lunch The Quad looked just like a Day on the Green at the Coliseum, with students covering the mounds of green lawn, listening to the student stereo blast music. Even after 12:20, though, no lunch bags drifted over the grass and no Pepsi cans decorated the square because stu- dents took a certain pride in the Quad — it had been their project from start to finish and they took care of it. It took two and a half months of student labor and parental guidance to transform Fairy Square into the Quad. Pete Isola remarked, " At first, the shoveling and raking seemed so tedious; I had vi- sions of all the dirt just staying there forever and never being replaced by grass. " Laying the sod went so quickly I couldn ' t believe it. Putting up the sight fence to keep people off the grass was difficult because all I wanted to do was relax on the grass. It was hard to believe we had to wait a whole month before we could use it, " commented Mark Navone. The month came and went with relatively few problems beyond the discovery of a three hundred pound bath tub in the middle of the Quad. " I thought it would damage the grass, but it didn ' t and it turned out to be pretty funny in the end, " explained Mark. Finally, the ceremonious day arrived. The sight fence came down and the ribbon went up. The crowds flocked to the mounds of luscious, green grass. While a fanfare sounded in the background, the ribbon was cut with a pair of hedge-trimmers. In a day and age when conversions from rolling hills to condominiums and industrial complexes were all too common, it was nice to know that the " greening of America " was still possible. 96 THE QUAD Special delivery. The sod was delivered in damp, heavy rolls. Jeff Hyde easily handles a section while Liz Stearns does everything she can to keep her piece under control. One-wheeling. The ground had to be extremely level before the sod could be laid. Todd Millick and Tom Nevins wrestle with a wheelbarrow full of rocks taken from the sight. Page turner. Tom Goll uses lunchtime in the Quad to read Illusions for his Great Books class. Constricted view. A lot of different events took place in the square at lunch. Adam Vaughn plays with Clint Williams ' 1 5 ft. baby boa constrictor while an amazed crowd looks on. 97 THE QUAD One Week In October Pre-game psyche-up. The senior girls had four practices to get them physically ready for rigorous powderpuff play. The seniors use brunch to get mentally ready for the first round of powderpuff football. All that jazz. Eric Van Cleve and Tom Karanasos play All Right Now at the start of the after-school rally. Since jazz band members didn ' t get to sit with their classes, they wore their class color and dressed with their class theme in mind. Tight rope tuggers. Scott Loughran-Smith gets sprayed as the sophomore tug-of-war team pulls the freshmen through the stream of cold water. Cobwebs clung to the walls; rabbits strolled through the halls; girl football players donned war paint, and the bleachers were re-painted at least three times in one week. Sounds a bit bizarre, wouldn ' t you say? These crazy happenings were not part of a normal week at school, but part of that extra-special week known as Homecoming — a week when homework was cast aside to make time for panel-painting for hall decorations — five days when what mattered wasn ' t physics ' formulae, but crepe paper flowers for your class float — a week when all sleep was forfeited and hill-chalking expeditions were substituted instead. Actually the activities began with a semi-formal dance on the Saturday before spirit week. The dance acted as a kick-off to the upcoming week in an effort to spark enthusiasm for the chaos and frenzied activity that would break loose that following Monday. Todd Dewel commented, " The evening was unique because it was a night when you could get dressed up and take someone to dinner some place nice like the Railroad Station. " " I was just sitting around when this weird- looking couple came in, " recalled Kris Lingelser. " It was Micheline Causing and Dana Fillinger. Dana was dressed like a guy and they sneaked in as a couple. They got a lot of laughs and they got a lot of people to dance — even me! " The week started off slowly, but there was a growing excitement that if suppressed much longer would explode in a flourish of all-out spirit. Powder-puff football was the first lunchtime activity on the schedule, but the players didn ' t wait until lunch to get hyped. The seniors used brunch to psyche-up, and yells of " 81 " could be heard from the Quad. Juniors lined up against the seniors, sophomores against the freshmen and the games started, but not before the seniors could remove their sunglasses to reveal half circles drawn in black eyebrow pencil under their eyes, and cheerful words like " kill " etched on their faces. The seniors beat the juniors in a win determined by yardage. (continued) 98 HOMECOMING In the pumpkin patch. Senior princesses: Dana Panfili, Laura Nelson and Linda Parrett gaze out at the crowd. Special touches like corsages and masks enhanced that special moment. 99 HOMECOMING War paint. Staci Gronner and Pam Li wait for the Friday tug-of-war festivities to begin. Halloween boosted Homecoming excitement, and almost everyone dressed a bit out of the ordinary. Stars and stripes. Riding on her float, Kim Agness is enhanced by a patriotic backdrop. The juniors picked July 4th as their holiday. Spinning webs. Sara McCombs uses a cobweb machine to make the senior haunted house spookier. Props and special effects added more dimension to hall decorations. Buxom boys? Mark Nelson and Mike Haley cheer the senior powderpuff team on to victory. Since girls reversed roles with boys and played football, boys decided to join in and become cheerleaders. Shake on it. Bradd Stately shakes hands after the Dons pick up thirty yards on a punt return. Because Liberty was such stiff competition, the team got really fired up for the game. 100 HOMECOMING =One Week In Octoberr-rr Out of towners. AFS students from all over the globe display their flags in the pre-game parade. Class officers, escorts The sophomores followed suit by clinching their game with another victory based on yardage. It would be the seniors against the sophomores in the play-offs on Wednesday. One could tell immediately that it was Homecoming week just by walking through the halls. Seniors sported red shirts; freshmen dressed in green. With this dazzling display of color anyone could tell that something was afoot. Relays were next on the noon-time agenda. " Broomsticks, tricycles, hula-hoops, and even bananas made the relays really fun to watch, " said Christina Waage. Thursday was a minimum day and as the bell sounded at 11:45, students rushed home to get small details like homework out of the way, so that they could devote themselves to an evening of escapading. Floats were of major importance that night. The freshmen worked on their sleigh, while the sophomores began pulling their Easter basket together. Juniors put the finishing touches on their stars and stripes and seniors filled in the empty patches on their pumpkin. There was a and studenTboard members also gono never-ending stream of traffic between float and hall decorations, and those that weren ' t working ride around the track on a skirt for the float were painting scenes to decorate the halls the next morning. It was during the wee hours of Friday morning, after a Thursday night of painting ' 84s and ' 81s on the bleachers, or making five hundred toilet paper flowers after running out of crepe paper, that many students wondered if it was worth it even to go to bed, just to get up for 5:30 hall decorating. Here it was, already Friday — Halloween and also the last day of Homecoming. Hall decorations went up right on schedule, with the whirr of the cobweb machine in the seniors ' haunted house, the strains of Here Comes Peter Cottontail in sophomore hall, Christmas carols wafting from freshman hall, and red, white and blue painted juniors streaming out of the two hundred wing. Those who didn ' t dress in Halloween garb at least remained loyal to their class by wearing their class color. (continued) Come on down. Freshman princess Deena Holt wends her way down from the bleachers. The rally crowd eagerly waited for the announcement of each class princess. 101 HOMECOMING Official concern. Coach Finn listens to the referee explain how our line was drawn off sides. Buoyed up. Cheerleader, Lisa Vreeland claps as the senior princesses are announced. The sophomores had blue balloons, juniors — white, seniors — red, and freshmen — green. I J Pedal pusher. Paul Rustigian practices Ms tricycle riding skills in Tuesday ' s lunch time relays. The freshmen came in last in that relay, with the seniors clinching first place. 102 HOMECOMING =One Week In Octoberr The floats were brought on campus, and people frantically cut classes to put the finishing touches on their crepe paper creations. The tug-of-war at lunch seemed of minor importance in comparison with the rally, which was swiftly approaching. Sure it was fun to watch first freshmen, then sophomores, then juniors get dragged through the stream of water during the tug-of-war, but everyone was anticipating one thing — the rally. We had waited for it all week. The yell competition, the confetti, the streamers, the corsages. The din in the auditorium was deafening as each class tried to prove that they could out-yell each other in the " AC " cheer. " All of the excitement carried you away, " said Angela Sevin. " The colors, the balloons, the princesses and the music. It didn ' t seem like it was even real. " What was the focus of the whole week? The football game, of course. The pre-game parade started promptly at 7:30, with the royalty perched atop their respective floats; the week was really coming to an end. A dazzling half-time show underneath the beaming floodlights added the finishing sparkle. Laura Nelson was crowned fortieth Homecoming queen, and we waited in anticipation for the outcome of the game. We won twenty-seven to seven, and it was all over. It all happened so fast. Somehow the next week crept up on us and we were forced to venture into November. As we got on with the normal school routine, traces of Homecoming lingered. The seniors ' bold, red ' 81 emblazoned on the bleachers was a constant reminder. Strands of tinsel from the freshman hall decorations still flitted around the hallways. Helium balloons that had floated to the top of the gym, remained there until they deflated and dropped to the floor. We slowly got our voices back, caught up on some of our rest, and looked forward to next year when we could go completely crazy during that spectacular week known as Homecoming. Sweep right. Because the seniors often handed the ball to Julie Hansen they had a dominating ground game. The seniors downed the sophomores 12-6. Bunny hop. Lisa Dirito smiles at the crowd as the sophomore float parades around the track. The sophc Easter basket earned them second place in the float competition. Raise your hands. An oversized cowboy hat atop his head, Jaime Dickow gets caught up in the excitement of the rally. Only minutes ' ater, Jaime was named senior escort. 03 HOMECOMING Change of Place " You deserve a break to- day. " Just one day? A week or two is more like it, especially when all that studying and all those after-school responsi- bilities, like a job or a sports ' practice, are taken into consid- eration. Wouldn ' t it be nice to take a cruise to Hawaii or hop on a jet to Europe . . ? The three month interval be- tween June finals and Septem- ber back-to-school days gave students time to take leisurely trips. Judy Rosen recalled. " Going to Hawaii with a friend ' s family was great. It was relaxing to get away from the pressures of everyday life; we just lay on the beach all day or went sightseeing. " Don McGlamery also had a sandy summer experience. He ex- plained, " I had a great three weeks of doing absolutely nothing: my family rented a house in San Diego right on the beach. " Regardless of where students spent their vacations, Surf ' s up! Sophomore Chip McNeill returns from snorkeling off the coast of Mexico. The McNeills spent their time sight-seeing, snorkeling, and sailing to different islands of the Carribean. they enjoyed leaving the cares of home behind. Tours were taken with partic- ular goals in mind. Mark Locker described a bike trip he took with his church ' s youth group: " We rode our bikes all the way to San Luis Obispo; it was a challenge. I ' ll never for- get one sign that said, ' 76 miles of hills and sharp turns. ' That part of the trip seemed to last forever! " Another reason people vaca- tioned was to visit relatives who lived in far-off places. Dana Nuzum commented, " We went to Oregon for a fam- ily reunion. It was exciting be- cause a hundred of my relatives were there, and I be- came close friends with a few of them. I got to see people I hadn ' t seen in years. " Making new friends or getting to know old ones again added a special flavor to vacations. Camps gave students the chance to meet new people ta £_ feU»— - Fighting dirty. During an autumn church retreat, Steve Sawdey strolls through the woods after playing " Kamikaze. " A weekend away from home was often just what the doctor ordered to cure the boredom blues. while staying in scenic sur- roundings. " I went to camp in Santa Cruz, " remarked Terri Schneider. " It was in the mountains overlooking the ocean — the view was incredi- ble. We did a lot of activities, like swimming and playing volleyball. " Other camps were specialized and focused on special talents, such as ath- letics or music. But all camps gave kids the opportunity to leave home for a while. Everyone needed to get away from it all occasionally. A change in surroundings worked wonders for those who needed a break from Lafayette. But, as the saying goes, " Ab- sence makes the heart grow fonder, " and vacationing stu- dents returned with a new zest for life at home. Ski bum. Freshman Phil Spalding prepares to waterski on Lake Tahoe, Because Tahoe was up to a thousand feet deep in some places, the water temperature was usually about 50 degrees. Tropical paradise. The sun rises over Cancun, a point on the tip of Mexico. Mexico, Hawaii, and the Carribean were all popular vacations spots. 104 VACATIONS Rooster tail. The sparkling blue waters of Lake Shasta spray skyward as Dana Panfili cuts so low that her shoulder almost touches the surface. Most people who vacationed at Shasta camped on the banks of the lake. Buddy system. Molly Moran greets her camper, Tony, as he arrives at the annual Cystic Fibrosis Summer Camp in Marin County. The volunteer counselors were paired with campers on a one-to-one basis, and were responsible for taking care of their kids and giving them therapy. Snug songsters. Last summer, members Luis Obispo. Bundled in sleeping I of the Sr. High church youth group the riders sing songs around a fire i trekked 275 miles on their bikes to San their camp site at Morro Bay. Pole watching. Sophomore Marc Jacuzzi spends his day fishing on Donner Lake. Donner Lake was a popular place to stay because it was more private and less commercialized than other lakes. 105 VACATIONS Party games. Jane Monahan plays a game of Animal Concentration at Sara Freel ' s party. Thumper and Quarters were other popular games at parties. Backseat bash. At a tailgate party before the Washington St. — Cal game, Kristin Nelson and Deena Holt crack up at Bob Gonser ' s antics. Counter company. For most people, the best parties were those with just a few friends. Karen Nelson, Peter Stauffer and Jenny Spalding enjoy each other ' s company on a Saturday night. Decisions, decision s. After a dinner at Straw Hat, Jill Sigmond and some friends decide whether to go to the Dance Production or a party. Friday nights were a hub bub of activity and it was often difficult to decide where to Small talk. After the semi-formal Homecoming dance, a few couples gathered at a friend ' s house. Gayle Parker and Chris Crossgart carry on a conversation despite the loud music around them. 106 PARTIES When If s Time to Relax " Bye Mom. I ' m going to the movies with Lisa. " " What are you going to see? " " I forget, but it ' s a double feature. I ' ll be home around 12:30. " " Okay, Are you driving? " " No, Lisa ' s picking me up. " " Have a good time! " That ' s the first step to getting out of the house on a weekend night in order to invade some- one else ' s house for a bash. Once you arrive at the party spot it is obvious that the fes- tivities have already started by the odd antics taking place all around you. " Hi Nancy, Lisa! Come on in. It costs $2.00. " " Oh, we ' re not drinking. " " That ' s okay then. " " No way, Lisa! Look at Tom! He ' s wearing a sport coat, swim-flippers, a diving mask and a snorkel! " " That ' s incredible! What some people will do for a laugh! " And it ' s true. Most people wouldn ' t think of throwing huge rocks into a swimming pool or dancing wildly to the Beach Boys unless they were at a party. A lot of kids look for- ward to the weekend nights when they can go completely crazy, but sometimes things get a little too absurd . . . " Ha ha! What are those girls doing? " " Who? You mean the cheer- leaders? No way! The song on the stereo must be one they ' ve done a routine to. Why else would they all be dancing in the middle of the room? " " Well, I guess there is a lot of excitement around here since we won the league in football. " " Yeah. That would explain it. " Excitement. That ' s what ' s usually generated at a party, but sooner or later the keg goes dry and the excitement dies down. When that happens, the die-hards hang around, the pseudo-movie-goers head home. " It ' s 12:15, Nancy. I have to get going. " " Me, too. Bye everyone! Good party, John! ' ; ' " Thanks. See ya Monday. " " Hi, Nancy. " " Oh, Mom. How many times do I have to ask you not to wait up for me? " " I know, I know, but I can ' t sleep if you ' re not home. Any- way, how were the movies? " " Definite Oscar-winners. " Birthday barbecue. At a surprise birthday party, Micheline Causing and Ion Walker supervise the cooking of the hot dogs. Students looked foi i themes like Halloween or Chri center their parties around. Time Out " The model ships I build are on display in the Ship Model Gallery in Chiradelli Square. Because of the detailed work, and because of the difficulty of using solid wood for each model, a single ship can take as long as a year to complete. I do get tired of working with the same model after several months, but it gives me satisfaction to put on the finishing touches, and then sell it for about $1200. " — Gary Havas " I was seriously looking for a way to invest money when a friend of my dad ' s suggested buying stocks. Since then I ' ve been studying the market, but I find the pamphlets from corporations more informative. I ' ve invested in several stocks, but I ' ve only made about $300. I am getting a feel for how the market works and, who knows? I might strike it rich someday. " — Mark Dossa " I first got interested in biking last spring. At first I just rode occasionally, but I really began to enjoy it, and now I ride as far as Livermore almost every day. My bike is an SR semi-pro, but I ' ve elaborated on it so much that the frame is the only part of the original bicycle left. I must confess that I ' ve become a fanatic. I love everything about biking — especially the speed and the challenge. " — Russel Wray " One day when I was about six years old, I was just fooling around, singing an aria from this opera, and my cousin told me I was really good. Ever since that day, I ' ve been interested in opera as a career. I take two to three hours of lessons each week with Louise Corsole in Orinda, and although I ' m too young to have a leading role in a big opera — most professionals don ' t until they are at least twenty-one — I have performed in " La Boheme " with a San Marin Company. My parents have never pushed me into ppera — becoming a professional opera singer has always been my own dream. " — Sara Hauge 108 FREE TIME " Tyler Garvens and I are nearly professional paddle boaters. The Lafayette Reservoir is almost right next to my home, so I spend many free afternoons there. I don ' t paddle boat every time I go — it ' s much too expensive — but I do bike along the paths by the water, and my family often lunches in the picnic area on a nice Saturday. It ' s always a great place for a especially in cool weather. I really like the Reservoir. It is sort of a little piece of country, and it ' s just outside of town. " — Jenny Miller (continued) " Ever since Mrs. Lininger visited my kindergarten class and showed us how to make Ukranian eggs, I ' ve been interested in pursuing the hobby. I ' ve had exhibits at Macy ' s in San Francisco, the Lafayette library, and several fairs and exhibitions around the Bay Area. The decorations on the eggs are very detailed, but the process itself is not difficult to learn. Basically, I draw a design on the egg shell with hot wax, and then dye it various colors. I ' ve sold eggs for as much as $25, depending on the amount of work I put into it. Making Ukranian eggs is always a challenge, because I try to make each one better than the last. " — Christine Pettit " My first brush with magic was when I used to hang around Martin ' s, a theatrical shop in Walnut Creek. I learned card tricks and some of the gadget tricks. I found books in the library and began to read about the subject. I spend hundreds of hours on each magic trick. Friends ask me to reveal them, but I ' ve learned that a real professional never divulges his secrets. I ' m self-taught and that ' s really the best way for anyone to learn magic. Magic will always be a favorite activity. " — Jay Owenhouse 109 FREE TIME " I can ' t even remember when I started ballet. I must have been about five years old. At first I did it because my mom thought it would be good for me, but now, after nine years of it, I am seriously considering ballet as a career. I attend a class at the Contra Costa Ballet Center in Walnut Creek three days a week, and participate in demonstrations and recitals there. My experience with dancing has benefitted me in several ways — I enjoy exercising and working with the music, and I ' m also learning about ballet itself. When I do see a professional performance, I find I can truly appreciate it. " — Lisa Ponomareff Time Out " I love to ride. I ' ve had my own horse since I was twelve. I keep " Skip " up at Cilliognes Stables, which is quite near my home, and I go out there every day to feed her, brush her and exercise her. I ride in the arena at our barn, and also in Briones Park and along the trails around Lafayette. I ' ve even ridden in a couple shows: Yarra Yarra Rancho in Pleasanton, and also Ranch Hotel in Vacaville. But for the most part, I just ride for the fun of it. " — Marybeth Kostyrka no FREE TIME " Raising goats can be very rewarding — I once raised a pure bred and sold it. The main reason I raise goats is because they make good pets. They can be taught tricks, and are just as affectionate as dogs. The goat I have now even watches TV with me! Coats certainly are fun to have around. " — Buz Miller " When I was a freshman, I wanted to join the Symphonic Band. They needed someone who would play the xylophone, so I volunteered. I play the piano, so I didn ' t find the xylophone difficult to master because the keyboards are similar. It does take practice, but I enjoy it; the xylophone is such an unusual instrument. " — Suzanne Ramsey " I guess the main reason I started to design stained glass windows is because of my stepmother. She has her own workshop and she makes windows as office ornaments or just for decoration at Christmas time. It ' s really interesting work. I did several windows over the summer, but now that school has started I haven ' t been able to begin designing one. It ' s a very complex process. The glass itself is chemically colored but I have to cut it following a pattern and then fit it together with lead. I ' ve been doing it for almost a year now, and I find it fascinating. " — Michelle Keefe " This summer I began working in my dad ' s deli in Walnut Creek. Now I do some of the cooking there, and sometimes I have a chance to make one of our specialities, like our four foot submarine sandwiches. I ' m planning on pursuing a career as a chef — my dream is to own my own restaurant. " — Chris Cavallo 111 FREE TIME Rally " red " iness. The Homecoming rally boosted students ' enthusiasm and united the formerly contesting classes. e Hansen smiles after students yelled the AC cheer. Cheerful chuckle. The cheerleaders ' spirit added a lot to the atmosphere at games. Caroline Rustigian laughs as she waits for the name of the Homecoming King to be announced. Tuned in. Gathered around a portable tape deck in the Quad during seventh period, Micheline Causing, Don McClamery, and Rob Standifird laugh at the lyrics of a song. The Quad provided a relaxed atmosphere where students could unwind at the end of a taxing day. Noontime celebration. Kristy Penniman laughs as the seniors wrap each other in toilet paper during the relays at lunch. Almost all students came out to cheer their class on. Uproarious roar. Kevin Roullier laughs explosively at a friend ' s humorous remark. Students often used free periods to share the day ' s occurrences. Study break. Molly Garr looks up from her English homework to smile at a friend ' s comment. Students tried to homework done in the library, but they usually chatted instead. Picture window. During lunch, Chris History mystery. In his fifth period Hansen and some friends chuckle at a American History class Dante Paulazzo joke. Lunch provided a time to share the laughs at a baffling remark. Group work humorous experiences of the morning. enabled students to learn creatively while giving them t he chance to converse about the subject in an informal manner. 112 LAUGHING Take a shake. As Coach Finn introduces each Varsity football player to the rally crowd, Dave Crane joins the rest of his teammates. Team spirit and Have you ever listened to other people laugh? They chuckle, snicker, wheeze, gig- gle, snort, guffaw, scream, roar, titter, and make some of tfie strangest noises ever heard. Sometimes I wonder why we laugh at all. Why do we enjoy gasping for breath, turning red in the face, collapsing on the floor, and having our eyes wa- ter until we are practically cry- ing? What ' s the point? A lot of laughs sound simi- lar, but some really stand out from the crowd. Judy Rosen mentioned, " When I laugh in an assembly or rally, people tell me later that they heard me and knew it was me. " Some people, understand- ably, laugh more often than others. Leslie Wood com- mented, " I laugh all the time; everything seems funny. " Jenny Hoots added, " Once I start laughing, I keep thinking of funny situations, and that makes me laugh harder. " Some people never stop laughing. They just manage to calm down from one spasm when they are seized by an- other fit of giggles. Preeti Jun- narkar commented, " Once I saw something really funny before walking into church. I was having a spasm right in church and I couldn ' t stop. " Clint Williams added, " My brother and I always start laughing in really quiet places, like fancy restaurants. The quietness makes laughter hard to control. " It ' s catching, too. " If one person is laughing everyone else starts. Sometimes they laugh at what the other person is laughing at, sometimes at the other person ' s laugh, " Bruce Smith said. One of the hardest things in the world is suppressing a fit of irresistible laughter. Kelley Ryan said, " In math something funny always happens. I can ' t stop laughing even when ev- eryone else is quiet. " But what makes people laugh? Missy Calhoon related, " Dumb things make me laugh. Once I was in the grocery store and I couldn ' t figure out how to open those little plastic bags that you put fruit in. Well, I ri- pped open the wrong end so that when I put my oranges in they rolled all over the floor! " Can you imagine the world without laughter? What would we do to show our happiness? It ' s the ability to snicker at a zero out of twenty on an ab- stract math quiz, giggle hel- plessly at a friend ' s joke, and roar at a comedian ' s act that shows us how necessary and priceless the gift of laughter re- ally is. 113 LAUGHING Catching air. Although the ski patrol tried to close off any potential jumps, they inevitably missed a few. Julie Strickler does a mule kick off a drop-off. Pole to pole. Molly Moran skis down the mountain clad in the usual attire: jeans and a down vest. Because of the outrageous prices of ski outfits, students opted to forget about $200 outfits so they would have more money for lift tickets. Cliff hanger. Due to the many hazards of skiing, signs were posted all over the mountain warning skiers that they skied at their own risk. Kent McKay risks it all as he soars off a 25 foot cliff. Speed bumps. Matt Moran flies down the mountain. Speed runs were exciting, but it was challenging to avoid the ski patrol who pulled lift tickets off those going too fast. Ski break. Moguls made skiing the runs at the top of the mountain tiring. )eff Lehmkuhl rests halfway down Alpine Bowl to talk to Karen Nelson. Tree terrain. Joe Reed parallels through the trees down " Our Father. " Group lessons were offered everyday starting with the A class for beginners and ending with the F class for the most advanced. Eight lane traffic. Scott Smith and Jeff Aiello wait in the Summit lift line. On the more crowded days, thirty minute lift lines were not uncommon at most resorts. 114 SKIING £ W Off the beaten path. Since the slopes were over crowded during ski week, skiers ventured further from the main runs. Mark Presten skis down a chute next to the Palisades. Trial run. Despite a bad ankle, Todd Morrish takes some warm-up runs on Kangaroo at Alpine Meadows. Nastar races were held weekly on Kangaroo and gave skiers a chance to race even if they weren ' t on a team. r r ' % t£g% It ' s Downhill From Here In the sport of skiing there are the beginners, the interme- diates, the advanced and the hot dogs. The hot dogs are the ones who traverse a mile across the mountain just to " hit the powder " and ski where no man has skied before. These hot dogs are usually less than willing to admit that they were ever members of the peon be- ginning class even though they, too, at one time struggled with safety straps and clung to chair lifts with both eyes closed. Let ' s, then, dredge up those memories and recall a typical skier ' s first try at braving the elements and the mountain. Just a brief reminder to all those cocky hot doggers that even Ingemar had to start somewhere. You ' ve rented 120 skis, crooked poles, laced boots and due to the $18 lift ticket, you ' re forced to skip the lesson and go it alone. After side-stepping up the hill to get in line for the poma, you ' re so winded that you ignore the operator ' s in- structions not to sit down. You do sit down and immediately find yourself in the shape of a crazy straw as a crowd of be- ginners gaze in amazement at your incredible wipe out. For- tunately, the patient operator untangles you, sets you back on the poma and in no time at all, you ' re an expert. Yet, being the competitor that you are, you feel driven to conquer something a bit more challeng- ing than a rope tow. On to the chair lift. Feeling confident, you tuck on the way to the lift line but are stopped short by a minor obstacle: the whole six and under ski class. After apo- logizing profusely and shaking the snow out of your jacket, you finally reach the line only to realize that you ' re alone. You bellow out " single! " but from the stares you receive you figure that you might have been a bit loud, so you fade into the background, hide be- hind your mirrored glasses and wait until someone else yells for a partner. You hear the cry, but it comes from three lines over. Five minutes later and eight people down, you reach your partner: a ten year-old ski brat with Vaurnets and an As- traltune. He makes a rude com- ment about the size of your skis so you count to ten for fear of piercing his lenses with your pole. Thank goodness for patient operators. Aft er stopping the lift dead and telling you just to sit down as if it were your liv- ing room chair, the operator fi- nally launches you into the wild blue yonder. You ' re the classic white-knuckled chair lift rider. You tense up, hold your breath, close your eyes and clutch on to the bar for dear life. The only noise you hear is the ski brat next to you pointing out all the jumps he has gotten " rad " on. Alas, the top. You get your poles in your left hand, hang on tight with your right and prepare for landing. You land perfectly, but unfortunately you jab the kid with your poles. Ah, sweet revenge. Well, you ' ve made it to the top. Now to get down. There ' s something eerie about not be- ing able to see the bottom of the run — all those funny bumps are in the way. You get into your widest snow plow and start your big clock turns. In forty-five minutes, you ' ve managed to ski backwards, ex- ecute a head dig, run over your chair lift partner and become stranded on top of a mogul, but, incredibly enough, you ' ve made it to the bottom. It ' s 11:15. time for a hot chocolate break. While sitting in the lodge and thinking about your morning and defrosting your fingers, you come to one con- clusion: it ' s got to be downhill from here. Crash landing. With warm weather storms, the snow base cou Id lose two feet in just one night. Phil Spalding takes a jump being careful to avoid the rocks near the landing. ♦ m 115 SKIING A bit of bad news. Evelyn informs Reno that he must marry Hope aboard ship and that nothing can be done to stop the wedding. Reno, though, didn ' t give up; she planned and plotted and, in the end, got what she wanted — Evelyn. Curtain Call Backstage giggles. While dancers rehearse, Sara McCombs and Scott Whyte share a private joke about one of the lines in " Anything Goes " . Seeing the program just once, people in the audience often missed some of the funny lines that cast members knew by heart after weeks of practice. Musical chairs. Mr. Roach conducts the orchestra ' s rendition of the overture during the Wednesday recording session. The composer of the overture withdrew the rights to the number at the last minute, so the orchestra improvised the entracte. 116 OPERETTA Horning in. At the coordinating rehearsal, the trumpet players practice their part in the song " Anything Goes " . t was beneficial tor the different musical sections to practice separately before combining with the rest of the orchestra for a full effect. Love Boat. On opening night, Moonface (Mark McNeil) dances with passenger Michelle Kiefe. As a result of problems with alcohol, eleven members of the original cast were suspended and had to be replaced for the Thursday and Friday night performances. Devil of a group. Reno Sweeny ' s sex-craved angels, her back-ups in a night club act, discuss how men can ' t be trusted these days — they ' re just too polite. Janet Carminati, Meg O ' Dea, Laura Nelson and Christine Penniman spent hours perfecting their not-so-perfect roles. Engagement plans turn sour when both Evelyn and Hope find more suitable partners on a cruise liner. The sounds of muffled foot- steps and whispered messages escaped from under the cur- tain. A few stray notes floated up from the orchestra pit. With the final dimming of the lights, the audience realized that Any- thing Goes was about to start . . . Due to the months of prac- tice needed, work on the operetta began in early Janu- ary. Songbooks were stacked around the choir room, and soon students walked down the halls humming " It ' s De- Lovely " or " Heaven Hop " . Try-outs, organized by Mr. Brown, rolled around sooner than expected, and after a few short days, the cast had been selected. Scott Whyte, who played Moon, one of the seven leading roles, commented, " Auditions were hectic and I put in a lot of extra time trying to learn my songs perfectly. I got the part I wanted so it was worth all the effort. The orchestra was a vital part of the operetta. " The Pit " , as they were called, was made up of string players from the or- chestra class and woodwind players who had auditioned and won a place in the perfor- mance. " By the fourth year " , said Bill Bruzzone, " I knew that I could get a position in the Pit. My previous experience in Jazz Band and other shows helped. " While the chorus har- monized and the orchestra tuned their instruments, others worked on the set. After 117 OPERETTA Still life. Enjoying the weather, the passengers of the cruise ship are frozen in position until their cue to begin dancing. Dancers rehearsed during early morning hours and at lunch in order to learn all the right steps. Curtain Call Two-timer. Because of her experience in drama productions, Sara McCombs was chosen to be the student director of the operetta. Sara also had a lead role as Bonnie. Ship shape. Gretchen Klein, Mark McNeil, Kathy Hunter and Doug Hamilton dance as the ship pulls out of the harbor. In keeping with the spirit of a cruise, the dancers tossed confetti and streamers at the end of the song. flawless flautist. At a six o ' clock not only practiced at night, but also had Wednesday night rehearsal, Lauri Syring one hour rehearsals before school and plays " Blow Gabriel Blow " . Musicians during class. 118 OPERETTA school and on weekends, the set construction crew sketched, painted and at- tached wooden boards and special cardboard to form the oceanliner on which the story took place. " We weren ' t recog- nized like the leads were, " mentioned Drew Palsak, " but we ended up putting in as much time and effort. " Preparations progressed steadily until the time of dress rehearsal, when stage crew members came into play. Ron Co ons mentioned, " The stage crew held all the pieces of the operetta together. Without lights, sound or curtains, there would be no musical. " The dress rehearsal was the peak of everyone ' s efforts. Lori Holit, who played Hope, said, " Ever since I was a freshman and saw the musical, I wanted to be on stage, so I worked even harder to get a part. At the dress rehearsal it finally sunk in that I was a lead! " Lori Brown added, " The dress re- hearsal was the first chance I had to be on stage with the rest Fourth string. Having participated in the together. Because bass player Meg musical every year since she was a O ' Dea had a singing part in the freshman, Senior Donna Toole was operetta, the bass section was reduced familiar with the way a show was put to only two players. of the cast. It was a thrill to be out front. " Despite recasting problems, by opening night, everyone in- volved knew the lines, the mu- sic, and the cues. When the curtain slowly opened to reveal the cruise ship, the colorful costumes and the cast, a cer- tain confidence radiated from the stage. The audience settled in their seats and prepared to J££ Xt i Wtte enjoy a perfected, polished audience ' s favorites because of the performance. humor he contributed to the show. Sea food. During a rehearsal, Moonface (Scott Whyte) explains the sea going custom of eating breakfast in bed to Billy (lohn Marlowe). The character of 0V IB] u k mm m ' ' Triple decker. Hope (Lori Holit) finally discovers the true identity of the man to her left. Billy (John Marlowe) disguised himself under a big hat and blanket to allow him to get close to Hope and to trs to distract her attention from her fiance, (PeterMcClafferty). 119 OPERETTA Curtain a Call Eye to eye. Igor blames Dr. Julian P Winston (Chris Grossgart) for Toni ' s I suicide attempt. Igor lived across the hall from Toni and frequently barged in when]ulian was visiting. 4 Dental dilemma. Harvey Greenfield tries to persuade Dr. Winston to give his girlfriend free dental care, but Winston tells him tactfully that he cannot give free services to everyone. Harvey often took advantage of Dr. Winston ' s generosity to please his girlfriends. In-patient. One of Dr. W patients, Harvey Greenfield (Peter McClafferty), questions a remark made by the doctor. Because they friends, the doctor never charged him for his weekly appointments. 120 ENTERTAINMENT Bedside manner. After walking in to find Toni Simmonds (Sara McCombs) in the act of committing suicide, Igor Sullivan (Tom Goll) tries to revive her. After Dr. Winston, her boyfriend, cancelled a date, Toni tried to kill herself by filling her apartment with gas from her stove. Answering service. Dr. Winston ' s secretary, Stephanie Dickinson (Martha Ross), answers the office telephone, one of her many tasks. She was secretly in love with Dr. Winston and often tried to run his life. The hilarious antics following an attempted suicide lead to a plot that makes dental history Backstage, they smeared on the last streak of foundation, cleared their throats, and straightened their collars. They waited in hushed anticipation for the audience to fall silent. After weeks of rehearsal, the moment they ' d waited for had finally arrived. Four enchant- ing nights of Cactus Flower were about to begin . . . Besides the usual posters, bulletin announcements, and library window displays, the Drama department had a unique method of publicizing the production. Mara Kimmel explained, " I took the pictures of the cast that were on display in the cafeteria. The photogra- phy was a way for me to get involved in the play, and it was an effective advertisement; people always want to look at pictures, so they became in- terested in the play through them. " The decision of which play to produce was left up to the Drama classes and the Scholar- ship Committee (made up of two students from each of the sophomore, junior and senior classes, to grant awards to promising graduates). Al- though these groups chose the piece, the final decision was left up to Mr. Eggertson, the Drama teacher. Heather Riegg said, " I ' m glad that the Drama classes decide — they are the ones who will perform the play. And they know which people can portray which type of characters best. " Tension mounted as the audition date drew near. Kris- tin Dunkelberg commented, " Although I knew I wouldn ' t make it, I tried out for a major part. Trying out for " Toni " gave me a better chance at get- ting a minor part. " It took a lot of energy and concentration to become the character one was portraying. Even more challenging was playing the role of an older per- son. Martha Ross said, " I ' ve al- ways played middle-aged women, so I know what ' s in- volved. I tried out with ten other people for the part of Doctor Winston ' s secretary. I think my previous experience helped me get the part. " Once the cast had been selec- ted, rehearsal began. Chris Grossgart, who played Dr. Ju- lian Winston, said, " We re- hearsed for eight weeks, three to four hours a day, and on weekends. The play was worth all that time, though. Some- times you don ' t get your lines memorized until the night be- fore, so every minute of that re- hearsal was needed. " It was unusual for a first year drama student to get a leading role, but Tom Goll did just that. He said, " I was very lucky to get the part of Igor Sullivan. The character wasn ' t that diffi- cult for me to play, since I could relate to him easily. " The neglected studies, Fri- day and Saturday night re- hearsals, and hours of practice didn ' t seem to matter as the ex- citement of opening night built up. Michelle Kiefer men- tioned, " I had never been in a play before, so I didn ' t know what was involved. The atmos- phere of opening night was thrilling. " The scene changes were an interesting diversion from in- termission tedium. Don Guess said, " I usually get bored be- tween scenes, but I enjoyed watching the revolving walls and moving chairs. " There was a different aura about this particular produc- tion. " This was a really large cast, " Sara McCombs stated, " and I think, the best we ' ve ever had, because we worked well together. " That sense of teamwork helped make Cactus Flower an overwhelming suc- cess. Dreamy embrace. A patient, Senor Sanchez (Bob Whelan), clutches Miss Dickinson as he tells her about his wife. After he had described his dull marriage, he proceeded to ask her out to dinner. 121 ENTERTAINMENT Staged moves. Before a performance, Kelley Ryan, Hillary Runnion, Annie Miller, Kara Ascarrunz, Amy Loughran and Emily Weinstein rehearse last minute adjustments on their dance ' Rock It. " Sometimes practicing on stage before an actual performance helped ease nervousness and build up self confidence. Curtain Call Saturday solo. On a Saturday morning, Emily Weinstein practices her part of a group dance called " Brand New Day. " Because of the great amount of rehearsing needed to perfect a dance, students often practiced outside of class. In step. As Mrs Van Horn shows them the steps of a new dance, Dance Production members follow along. Sometimes the class worked on dances all together, but more often, students broke up into small groups and worked on individual dances. Following hours of practice inside and dancers created movements unique in They waited for the curtain to finally open, did last minute stretches and checked their costumes. A burst of applause arose from the eager crowd, the first notes of loud music sounded, and the dancers moved on to the stage . . . There were as many reasons for taking dance as there were girls enrolled in dance classes. " Dancing was fun and all the exercise kept me in shape, " commented Kristin Dunkelberg. " We ' re really lucky to have a dance program — most schools don ' t. " Kara Ascarrunz mentioned, " I took the class just because I loved to dance. Also, I met a lot of ju- niors and seniors through dance that I wouldn ' t have known otherwise. " To be in Dance Production or Intermediate Dance, girls had to go through the task of try- outs. The day of auditions was a nerve-racking time for every- one involved. Annie Miller sta- ted, " Each of us had to learn a standard dance and choreo- graph one of our own . Then we had to perform these dances in front of a panel of judges. I was really tense and I almost forgot my routine! " Once chosen, class members began learning different types and styles of dances. This prac- tice helped prepare dancers for each production. " Everyone in the class worked indepen- dently, " said Shawna Berto- lina. " I watched other people, and that helped me in choreo- graphing my dances. " One of the most striking as- pects of the performances was always the imaginative cos- tumes. Tennis shoes, leg war- mers, t-shirts and shorts in bright colors helped to en- hance the mood that the dancers were trying to de- outside of class, form and design. velop. " My favorite part of per- forming was planning what costumes to wear for which dance, " said Tyler Garvens. " We almost always dressed strangely; besides being really fun, it helped us get into the spirit of our dance. " Christie Hebble added, " Costumes made the dances more interest- ing and a lot livelier. They added to the theme that we were trying to project. " Dancers individualized their routines by using great variety not only in the costumes they wore, but in the different tech- niques and styles they created. Liz Stegman said, " People per- formed anything from ballet to jazz and they showed their personalities through their dances. " As Annie mentioned, " Everyone got totally involved with their dances and that ' s what gave the performance sparkle. " 122 DANCE Double vision. Ann and I dy I layashi perform a duel in front of the Dance Production class. The twins created an interesting effect as their costumes and styles of dancing produced a mirror image. Styled stance. Leslie McCauley remains in step with the other members of her group. Dancers had to practice for hours to make sure their movements were coordinated. Bon voyage. Shawna Bertolina, Gretchen Klein, and Linda Perry move in perfect form to " Fantastic Voyage. " The name of a dance was essential in creating the mood the performers wished to present. Lone performer. Dana Fillinger dances her solo at a preview at Stanley Junior High School. Since any error a single dancer made on stage was especially obvious, solos had to be well-rehearsed. 123 DANCE Toes company. A group of girls, all wearing Cherokee shoes, laughs at a mistossed frisbee in the Quad. The rubber soled sandals were practical for both formal and casual wear. Winter warmer. A sheepskin jacket was the perfect garment for a chilly January day. Clint Williams munches on cafeteria food while staying warm in his wool-lined coat. In step. With the winter styles as they were, it wasn ' t difficult to pull together a warm, comfortable outfit that was stylish, too. On a cool winter afternoon in the Quad, Helen Polk, dressed in a wool pleated skirt and tweed blazer, makes the rounds with Bill Bell. Western combo. A lean skirt and boots, topped with a blazer or even a simple sweater, proved to be the cowboy look of the year. Madeline Connor finishes her lunch while carrying on a conversation with a friend. 124 TRENDS Fashion conscious. Attired in stylish Mexican pullovers, sweaters, Cherokees and Nike shoes, Carolyn Papini and Elisa Maggidoff discuss their plans for the weekend. During the winter months, students combined sweaters with an assortment of pullovers which provided .varmth and good looks. Sweat it out. With only a few minutes before his 3rd period class begins, Mike Worthington munches on a zombie. Hot food and heavy clothing, such as sweats, were essentials for the winter months. Winning looks. Candidates running for class offices felt that it was imperative to make a positive impression during their speeches by wearing attractive clothing. Kristy Stanfill wears a fashionable skirt, blouse and vest combination for her successful bid for Freshman class treasurer. To top it off. Topsiders were universally worn for their comfort and simplicity. Heather Riegg shows Elizabeth Stearns one of her Christmas presents, her new Topsiders. in Fashion Flash A look at what ' s new and old I counted them one brisk winter day; there were thir- teen pair in a room of twenty- seven people. The world had been infested with Topsider- mania. People wore them with virtually everything from skirts to sweats; they were definitely the shoe of the year. However, deck shoes were not the only fad of the 80 ' s — other fashions added a new dimension as we ventured into a new decade. Were we reliving the past? The monogrammed sweaters, straight legged levis, and penny loafers were on their second round. Although they were new to the student of the 80 ' s, these clothes were remi- niscent of the 50 ' s. Mothers and fathers could pull out their old high school clothes to wear again or pass them on to their son or daughter. Anu Jog said, " I think I ' ve heard my mom say more than a thousand times that she wished she had kept her high school day clothes. She has told me that every sweater and skirt she wore in the fifties would be perfect for today. " Along with the 50 ' s look came button-down collars, crewneck sweaters, blazers and pleated pants; the preppy look had arrived. Eileen Simon said, " I knew it was coming. People were dressing more casually than ever and that (continued) 125 TRENDS Clad in plaid. Guys tried to achieve a rugged yet well-groomed look. Karl Sevin, clothed in a comfortable flannel shirt, reads a chapter of Decision Making in American Government in his 6th period class. Two-tone attire. Clothed in the familiar rubgy shirt and jeans, John Dearborn studies the strategies of a Dungeons and Dragons game. Rugby shirts were a common sight on both girls and boys because they were easy to mix and match. £ d.J ? Bundled up. Kim Troxel, loe Parlette, and Laleh Quinn sit in the Quad during their free 6th period talking and studying. Although sun glasses, parkas, and vests were more characteristic of mountain wear, the cold )anuary weather forced students to dress accordingly. Howdy, partner. Western music and gear were trendy forms of self-expression. A cowboy hat sits atop Dave Letcher ' s head while he chats with Mike Schoen, wearing cowboy boots. Vogue threesome. Susan Cosso, Dana Fill inger and Molly Moran watch a friend in Fairy Square in the few minutes before classes start. The halls were filled with students wearing clothing that had been prominently displayed in the stores and featured in magazines. 126 TRENDS A new twist. As the styles for hair got longer, many girls found it convenient to pull their hair away from the face in braids. Kim Morris wears her hai french braid. Look o f the day. Anita log and Nancy Boaman converse in the Quad on a cool Friday afternoon. At the end of the week, students found it a relief to sweaters and sweatshirts for a more comfortable feeling. Foreign exchange, lenny Spalding, dressed in a Mexican sweater, watches lunchtime activities in the Quad. Thick wool sweaters, purchased in Mexico, were popular when a T-shirt or crew neck just wasn ' t enough to keep warm. Fashion Flash A look at what ' s new and old simple preppy look just added a little flair to the styles. " The 80 ' s ushered in a relaxed look — sweatpants and Mexi- can ponchos seemed to be the trend. More popular than ever were college sweatshirts. It was almost as though a mas- sive program for college pub- licity had begun. Nearly everyone sported shirts boast- ing the names of Stanford, Cal Poly, Berkeley, or Brown. Julie Sussman commented, " People have always worn them but never before have sweatshirts been so popular. They ' re warm and comfortable and they let people publicize their favorite schools. " Boys grabbed what just hap- pened to be on the hangers in the morning. Usually this meant that they were clad in pants, shirts and sweaters. Somehow, this casual com- bination turned out just right. Matt Lewis said, " I don ' t worry about what I ' m wearing, I just put on something warm and comfortable, which most often means pants and a sweater. It ' s only by chance that I wear things that are considered styl- ish. " Students wore what they wanted when they wanted. Fashionwise the 80 ' s reflected a 50ish feeling with stress on letting your own style shine through. 127 TRENDS Fit to be pied. On Thursday, one representative from each class lined up for the pie-eating competition. Dana illinger ties a bib on Sophomore Mike ho eyes his blueberry pie hungrily. Just Short of Super Pies flew, whipped cream splattered, and basketballs soared through the air. The event was Super Days, three days in February when school spirit was supposed to rise for the upcoming basketball tour- nament that Friday night. The week turned out a little differently than had been planned, however. The piggy- back basketball game on Wednesday turned into a mad keep away game as the players abandoned traditional drib- bling for a new technique of kicking and running while still holding the ball. On Thursday, the pie-eating contest turned into a pie throwing contest in- itiated by Bob Gonser. The cli- max came on Friday, when varsity coaches Terri Ruben- stein and Robert Jensen had the chance to smash whipped cream into the faces of Staci Gronner and Tim Ruff, who were perched atop ladders. To the rhythm of the screaming assembly, the coaches climbed the ladders. At the last second, their plan backfired as Staci and Tim pushed the plates of whipped cream into the sur- prised countenances of their coaches. All in all, the three day series was not as spirited as was hoped. Rally Board member Dana Fillinger, who arranged Super Days, said, " Although some parts went well, Super Days was not the best we ' ve ever had . It got off to a bad start when none of the players showed up for the piggyback basketball game on Wednes- day. It was a nightmare. " Karen Shem contended, " If more people had attended, the activities would have been much more successful. The days were okay, but not great. " Terry Temkin com- mented, " On a scale of one to ten, I ' d give Super Days about a five. But there were some funny parts — I especially loved seeing Mr. Jensen with whipped cream all over his face. " Dana agreed, " Friday turned out quite well. Every- one who attended that rally seemed to be having a really good time. " Superdays was planned to raise school morale, produce more spirit for the bas- ketball teams, and to provide a different kind of entertainment for students during lunchtime. Few considered it a complete success, but as Dana empha- sized, " People recognized both basketball teams for their achievements. It ' s hard to please students, but as a whole, the days did raise some spirit. " Chris Thompson con- cluded, " The most satisfying part of Super Days was seeing everyone get hyper during that long stretch when nothing much happened at school. We had a great time yelling and acting rowdy, and the rallies were a change from the usual routine and made February a little bit more exciting. " 128 SUPERDAYS Handle with care. Kate Larsen prepares to throw her water balloon to her partner in Thursday ' s balloon toss. In this contest, the Seniors came in first and the uniors placed second. Surprise! Mr. Jensen unsuccessfully tries to ward off an attack of whipped cream by Tim Ruff. Friday ' s rally, considered by many to be the best of the three lunchtime activities, drew a relatively large audience. Double decker. Piggyback basketball players wait for the ball to come down the court. Wednesday ' s entertainment kept the spectators laughing because the kept falling off the shoulders of the guys. Two story. In the piggyback basketball game, Ryan Marlowe and Michelle Meador prepare for the lump ball. The junior-Freshman team went on to defeat the Seniors and the Sophomores. Face cream. After being attacked with whipped cream, Terri Rubenstein raises her hands in dismay. Friday was the basketball teams ' chance to get even with their coaches. 129 SUPER DAYS Glued to the lube. Michelle Meador and Cindy Sinnott battle it out through an Intellivision Sea Battle game. Video games were popular forms of entertainment which could be easily hooked up to a television. Around the rack, lackie Fee browses through some winter sweaters in Bullocks ' . Shopping became more and more popular as students became more 5 of the fashions. A Decade of Difference They said the 80 ' s would be a decade of rocketships, com- puters, inflation and depres- sion, but it did not seem any different to us. The clock struck 12:00 on December 31, 1979 and we moved quickly into a new decade. There was a host of events that we would always associate with the beginning of the 80 ' s . . . Sooner or later conversation turned to the worsening eco- nomic situation. Inflation hit hard as the price of nearly everything soared. Roy Erick- son commented, " Inflation will continue to skyrocket, un- less something drastic hap- pens. I am not looking forward to living in an inflationary pe- riod, but right now it doesn ' t greatly affect me. It just means that my dad has to give me twice as much money as before and it only goes half as far. " Politically, the 80 ' s offered a chance that came only once every four years. People were stunned at the end of election day. The predictions of a close Presidential election fell through early November 4 as Ronald Reagan pulled easily ahead to win the election by a landslide. Contrary to the pre- dictions of the polls, Ronald Reagan won with more than 85% of the electoral votes. Bert Ellingson said, " This year ' s election wasn ' t too exciting. We had bad choices for presi- dent. The people picked Reagan as the lesser of two evils. " International relations fig- ured into the scheme of the 80 ' s. November 4 was not only election day, it also marked the 365th day of captivity for the Iranian hostages. Shelli Buster commented, " I don ' t think the Iranian students are actually holding the hostages. I think it is the Iranian government ' s way of getting what they want. Our government is still trying hard to free the hostages; they are doing a lot that we don ' t and can ' t know about. " The reaction of the public varied as President Carter announced that the United States would boycott the Moscow Summer Olympics. Some athletes con- sidered ignoring the boycott plea to participate in the Olym- pics despite President Carter ' s stand, but in the end, none did. Chris Hausser com- mented, " President Carter ' s decision was hard on the ath- letes, but I felt it was a neces- sary move to show the Soviet Union that we did not approve of their Afghanistan invasion. " Bert continued, " Since the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics, rumors say the Soviet Union may decide to boycott the 1984 Olympics. This would be sad because an Olympics without the U.S. or the Soviet Union isn ' t an Olympics at all. " However, foreign relations, the economy and the election only made up part of the news. We expressed the shock we felt following the December 9th slaying of John Lennon by re- viewing the message of peace that he tried to teach us while he was alive. Jackie Fee com- mented, " The whole world will miss John Lennon. It ' s sad that he ' s getting all of this at J tention after his death, though. It ' s too late to praise him now because he is gone. We saved all of our appreciation and flowers for his funeral. " We made it through all of the traumas of the 60 ' s and 70 ' s, into a new decade — the 80 ' s. There was talk of life on thej moon, the new faces in govern- ment and the plight of the Iran- ian hostages. These events were indelibly imprinted in our minds and will always be asso- ciated with the beginning of the 80 ' s. 130 IN THE 80 ' S Gas guzzler. As the 80 ' s began, the price of gas rose steadily and states nationwide adopted an odd-even gas plan. Because fuel later became more plentiful, this plan was no longer necessary and Kevin Dunham did not have to worry which day to fill his tank with regular fuel. Lennon lives. A face of |ohn Lennon silently watches over the Quad from its resting place on the smokestack. After Lennon ' s tragic death, many pictures, T-shirts and albums continued to remind us of the former Beatle. Tabletop tactics. Electronic games became a popular way for students to spend their free time because they were easy to carry around and they allowed play on different levels of skill. Mike Heckman and Roy Erickson compete on a " Head to Head " baseball t 131 INTHE80 ' S Over and out. To insure clear lighting and acoustics, the stage crew was vital to the music department ' s performances. At the Winter Concert, Scott Jacobs uses an intercom to give lighting instructions to a fellow stage member. In a slump. With no pressing calls from the switchboard, Keith Peterson relieves boredom by turning his attention to the morning activities of the Main Office. As a third period office assistant, Keith was usually occupied as a switchboard operator, although he was occasionally asked to sort mail or run errands. Salad server. In the 1 2:00 lunchtime frenzy, Dave Menagus hurries to serve the long line of students who appeared at his cafeteria window. Because they were the foods most often requested, apples, zombies, milk and salads were placed on the counter directly beneath the window. In the Works Meal maker. Cafeteria assistants had to leave fourth period a few minutes early to start preparing the noon meal. Peter Mlynek puts a lunch together for one of his customers. They dart in and out of class- rooms, snatching attendance slips. In the main office, they sit before the complicated switchboard answering phone calls. They frequent the ditto room and the basketball games, and they offer zombies from behind the counter of the snack bar. Just around every corner, student assistants bus- tle through a day ' s activities. T.A. ' s, office workers, statis- ticians, stage crew members and cafeteria helpers held posi- tions of great responsibility. Their duties ranged from typ- ing roll sheets to setting up the microphones for class election speeches. Senior Phil Souza, an aide in the main office sixth period, commented, " I gener- ally just do anything that needs to be done. I answer the phone, put checks into the ac- counting machine, file papers and distribute mail to the vari- ous teachers ' boxes. " For the most part, student assistants were not given work to do outside of the class or time period when they were expected to do jobs. However, there were a few exceptions. Junior Kristin Baker explained, " AsaT.A. for Mrs. Van Horn ' s fifth period dance class, I have errands to run and papers to type that I can ' t finish during class time. For the past month, one of my main jobs has been to reorganize the trophy case, and that takes most of my free seventh period. " Students had various rea- sons for choosing to become an assistant. Some needed the credits; others wanted the ex- perience. Junior Becky Boyd, who served food at the snack bar during lunch and brunch, remarked, " I have been a cafe- teria worker since the fifth grade. I receive a free lunch and brunch as a kind of pay- ment for my services, but that ' s not the real reason I do it. It gives me a chance to meet so many people I wouldn ' t get to otherwise. I ' m learning how to be tolerant and cooperative: the customer ' s always right philosophy. Practically speak- ing, giving change has taught me how to do quick mental arithmetic, which helps me in my math class. " Student assistants did a great deal for us during the year, even though we may not have realized it. T.A. ' s made it possible for our 50 point multi- ple choice history tests to be 1 graded by Monday instead of Wednesday, and the stage crew made certain that we could clearly hear the speaker at every assembly. Although not always recognized, stu- dent assistants were a vital part of the mechanics of school life. 132 BEHINDTHE SCENES Light switch. In the conrtrol room, Ron Coons prepares to throw a lever and change the stage lighting at the December Winter Concert. Stage crew members were in charge of many aspects of school presentations, including lighting and sound. Missing person. The schedules of everyone enrolled in school were on file in both the Attendance Office and the Counseling Office. Attendance aide Christine Williams searches for a name in the alphabetized filer. Hand outs. Within seconds after the 1 1 :45 lunch bell rang, a mob of students gathered in front of the snack bar windows. Becky Boyd efficiently serves edibles to the ravenous multitude. 133 BEHINDTHE SCENES Chef in the baking. Once strictly the realm of female students, Home Economics ' classes were more and more frequently chosen by boys. Matt Loughran-Smith checks the oven in his first period foods ' class. Switched on. Behind the scenes jobs like working in the cafeteria or answering phones were done by willing students. Kathy Olson pauses between phone calls on the school switchboard. 2 T Earth to Karen. Antennae atop her head, Karen Nelson concentrates on Mr. Ellisen ' s explanation of how to calculate a spring ' s constant. Halloween was a great chance to be a bit bizarre. We came to appreciate the seven hour ritual of school because it enabled us to make friends that we could spend time with between periods and after the final bell. As the student stereo blasted Jackson Browne ' s HOLDOUT, we resisted the temptation to savor a Big Mac in order to lie on the rolling lawns of the Quad just listening. On Friday nights we could choose the intimacy of a small party or the frenzied atmosphere of a ten kegger in Berkeley. Gloomy Saturdays provided the perfect chance to get together, bake cookies and watch old movies on T. V. Just wanting to be with people was a feeling that was always easy to catch. 134 US DIVIDER 135 US DIVIDER In the Beginning . . . The vacant halls called teenagers, hesitant to leave their poolsides, to Acalanes. Before the familiar faces of returning students flooded the campus, however, the hallways over- flowed with a kaleidoscope of new faces — the freshmen class. The members of the class of ' 84 had an opportunity to fa- miliarize themselves with the campus and each other on Au- gust 29th, the day of Freshmen Orientation. Jennifer Braddock pointed out, " We learned how the hallways were numbered and where different classes were. However, orientation was more of a get-together than a learning experience; a time to see old friends and meet new ones. " The program for frosh orien- tation included distribution of schedules and locker assign- ments, as well as entertain- ment by the cheerleaders and pom-pon girls, games, and speeches by Mr. Hansen, the Divided attention. While all faces follow Mr. Hansen, Mandy Schoenemann finds her attention diverted by a familiar voice down the line. The attention of the listeners steadily decreased as the program progressed and socializing with friends replaced it. deans, the athletic directors, and student leaders. Stephanie Weaver commented, " I espe- cially liked the game in which two people attempted to pop a balloon by hugging each other. It was funny and made the af- ternoon more interesting. " When asked to sum up the pro- gram, Kim Coulthourst re- plied, " I enjoyed watching the cheerleaders. Their energy and enthusiasm got me excited about the upcoming year. Overall, the program was in- formative and helped acquaint me with school policies. " After the group was dismis- sed from the program in the small gym, the mass of freshmen poured into the cafe- teria for the climax of the orien- tation, a potluck dinner. After experiencing orientation, Jen- nifer had one piece of advice for future freshmen; she warned, " Don ' t eat any of the food at the potluck dinner! " HeikoAdler ' 83 Jon Adler ' 84 Hamid Adlparvar ' 83 Kim Agness ' 82 Path Akers ' 84 Paul Alioshin ' 84 Joan Allen ' 82 Harshvina Amin ' 83 Craig Anderson ' 83 Michelle Andersen ' 82 Ron Anderson ' 82 Caroline Apps ' 83 Cathy Aram ' 83 Ann Ardell ' 82 David Ardini ' 84 Heather Arst ' 82 Nesba Arzena ' 83 Kara Ascarrunz ' 83 John Aspatore ' 84 Eli Atelevich ' 83 David Atherton ' 84 Dominique Atherton ' 82 Brian Atwood ' 83 Dan Ayers ' 84 Chip Baakkonen ' 84 Kris Baakkonen ' 82 Mark Bacanskas ' 84 Michael Bachmann ' 83 136 LOWER CLASS The first supper. Distributing french bread to hungry freshmen, Kathy Olson serves as a link in the potluck dinner assembly line. The dinner following orientation was organized by the Service Club; the food was prepared by generous members of the senior class. Chain reaction. In order to make the afternoon more amusing for the freshmen, the cheerleaders organized a variety of activities. Despite the embarrassment some games prompted, •the smiles on the faces of onlooking freshmen confirm the overall success of the event. Principal point. Mr. Hansen welcomes the incoming freshmen at orientaion. During the program in the small gym, faculty and student leaders explained various aspects of high school life to the clas5of ' 84. r ft f V John Backowski ' 82 Kim Bailey ' 83 Bob Baker ' 83 Kristen Baker ' 82 George Baloyra ' 82 Anya Bandt ' 83 Maureen Bandt ' 84 John Barakos ' 82 Eileen Barden ' 82 Fred Barden ' 84 Pamela Bardin ' 84 Phil Barham ' 82 Jamie Barnett ' 83 James Barnhill ' 84 Michael Baron ' 83 Brenda Barr ' 82 Loren Barr ' 83 John Barsell ' 84 Lisa Barton ' 84 Angie Bathe ' 84 Christine Bava ' 84 Mogie Bearden ' 82 Victoria Bellport ' 83 Scott Beaubien ' 84 Alison Becker ' 84 Brent Beerline ' 84 Karen Beernink ' 84 Paul Benn ' 84 137 LOWER CLASS Doug Beo ' 84 Sue Berbervish ' 83 Karen Berge ' 84 Tao Bernardi ' 84 Dana Bible ' 82 Taylor Biederman ' 82 Shane Biesecker ' 84 Jeff Biggs ' 84 Chris Billeter ' 83 Diane Bishel ' 84 Rich Blakeney ' 83 Larry Blodgett ' 82 Shannon Blum ' 84 Gary Boell ' 82 Jeff Bogue ' 83 Sue Bolinger ' 82 Suzy Bondanza ' 83 Michalle Bonjour ' 84 Heidi Borgwardt ' 82 Catrina Borhaug ' 83 Dawnyce Bostrom ' 82 Susan Bourne ' 82 Becky Boyd ' 82 Jessica Boyd ' 83 Jennifer Braddock ' 84 Laura Bradshaw ' 84 Rob Bradshaw ' 82 Vicki Breakstone ' 83 Mark Bredahl ' 82 Steve Bridges ' 84 Elena Brignole ' 84 Mary Broach ' 82 Denise Broking ' 82 Sharon Broking ' 84 Julie Brown ' 84 Kristen Brown ' 84 Mark Brown ' 83 Michael Brown ' 83 Noelle Browning ' 84 Marc Bruderer ' 82 Kim Brumfield ' 82 Jill Brums ' 84 Erik Brunckharst ' 83 Paulette Bruzzone ' 83 Rhonda Bucklin ' 83 Stephen Bullwinkel ' 82 Marc Burckin ' 84 Cindy Burfield ' 84 Kurt Burkhard ' 83 Kelly Burr ' 83 Shelli Buster ' 82 Mike Buther ' 83 Michele Cabrera ' 82 Can Cadwell ' 82 Casey Cadwell ' 82 Carlos Caicedo ' 84 Beth Cain ' 84 Dana Cairns ' 84 Missy Calhoon ' 82 Laura Campbell ' 83 Joanna Canaparo ' 83 John Cappa ' 82 Melissa Capra ' 84 WBB _■ C tM 138 LOWER CLASS Cathy Caputo ' 84 Bonnie Carlson ' 84 Connie Carlson ' 83 Tracey Carlson ' 83 Amy Carpenter ' 83 Cindy Carr ' 83 Kathy Carter ' 84 Kiersten Carter ' 82 Ron Carter ' 84 James Casey ' 82 Sylvia Casper ' 83 Kathy Castro ' 84 Anthony Chen ' 84 Christi Cheng ' 84 Paving the Way It was no longer necessary to arrive sleepy-eyed and half dressed at 7:00 a.m. just to find a place to park your car. Instead, you could pull into school at 7:50 and still find a legal slot for yourDatsonB-210. During the summer the no- toriously inadequate lot went through a big change — a change that created fifty greatly needed new parking spaces. Unfortunately, the size of the lot didn ' t increase; these extra spaces were squeezed into what room was available. Over half the spaces were des- ignated for compact cars, but when there were no regular sized slots left, parking an over-sized car in a space marked " C " was permitted, though sometimes impossible. Larry Blodgett, who drove his Ranchero to school every day, commented, " Last year I had to get to school really early to get a space. If I got to school too late I would have to park ille- gally. Now I come at a reason- able time, but I still have trouble; my car won ' t fit easily into the small slots. The renovation of the lot was brought about by two things: constant complaints from stu- dents about lack of parking spaces and the construction of an office building on Camino Diablo Blvd. The builders of the office complex donated money for the installation of the curbs around the lot be- cause they felt the presence of their new building would lead to greater traffic congestion on Stanley Blvd. The parking lot was designed by school district officials and the owners of the complex. Besides housing parked cars, the lot was used by stu- dents for other purposes. For instance, people escaped from the crowds in the halls and li- brary to think quietly in their cars. The area closest to the snack bar provided the perfect place for socializing out of the paths of moving traffic. During Class periods certain sections Out of place. A late arrival chooses to , r , . ,. , park in a space set aside for were used for playing tnsbee , ,. ;,. , . j handicapped drivers and passengers. Ir or baseball. Jim Holden com- addition to regular spaces, slots were mented, " If I had nothing to do designed for faculty members, visitors, I could go to the parking lot and students with compact cars. and usually find someone I knew to talk to and play catch with. " Both faculty and students were pleased with the reno- vated lot. Christy Hebble con eluded, " The parking lot i: great because there is finally enough parking space avail able and it ' s a great place to so cialize and have fun. " Open-door policy. Some students went to their cars during the day to listen to stereos or to be with friends away from noise restrictions. Gayle Parker, Jamie Dickow, Scott Heotker, Terry Mattox, and Matt Loughran-Smith listen to music in Kevin Sargent ' s Toyota Celica during their free sixth period. Crowded conditions. The new design of the parking lot included just one main exit, which most cars had to use to leave the school at 3:05. Unfortunately, the students often had to spend up to ten minutes after school making their way to the congested exit. 139 LOWER CLASS Steve Cheng ' 82 Craig Chew ' 83 Sheelee Chew ' 82 Eric Chiao ' 84 Athena Chiladakis ' 82 John Chiladakis ' 83 Sandy Chilcote ' 82 Daryl Chilimidos ' 82 Jim Choo ' 84 Scott Christensen ' 82 Todd Christensen ' 84 Jean Chu ' 82 Daneen Clem ' 84 Krista Clem ' 82 Dave Cleveland ' 82 Alice Clifford ' 83 Lynne Clyde ' 82 Steve Cobb ' 83 Jack Coble ' 84 Dave Cohune ' 82 Stewart Cohune ' 82 Susan Cohune ' 83 Liz Coleman ' 83 Patty Colgan ' 83 Becky Collins ' 83 Jim Colwell ' 82 Lisa Conner ' 82 Kirsten Conover ' 84 Jami Conradson ' 82 Jon Conti ' 84 George Cook ' 84 Vicki Cook ' 84 Ron Coons ' 82 Jim Cooper ' 82 John Cooper ' 82 Lisa Cooper ' 84 Alison Cormack ' 84 Craig Cornford ' 83 Tom Couch ' 82 Tracey Couch ' 83 Kim Coulthurst ' 84 Craig Courtney ' 83 Dana Cox ' 83 Paul Cox ' 82 Gary Crabbe ' 82 Leslie Crabbe ' 84 Dick Crane ' 82 Perry Cranston ' 82 Lisa Criddle ' 84 Shawn Culley ' 84 Chris Cunan ' 83 Kent Cusick ' 83 Maria Cyr ' 82 Susan Daane ' 82 Yvonne Dabner ' 83 Libby Dalcamo ' 83 Fran Dalecio ' 82 Paul Daly ' 83 Ann Daman ' 82 Babak Daneshrad ' 82 Karen Daniels ' 83 Doug Dano ' 82 Sheri Dano ' 83 " f ' l ifl Ha ft 140 LOWER CLASS The Buck Starts Here To many, the American econ- omy is a confusing and abstract con- cept. Students be- lieved that the economy should be left to the gove rn- ment; they weren ' t particularly involved as of yet. However, what they don ' t realize is that this generation is subjected to the costs of inflation more and more each day. Rising costs of a new pair of skis, tuition and boarding for college, or even just a pizza on Friday night forced students to feel the pinch themselves. Of course there is nothing to do about the country ' s economy, but there are solutions to help meet the elevated costs of today. More and more, students are turning to jobs. Students had different ways of making money. Jobs ranged from busing tables in restau- rants to babysitting, depend- ing on the student ' s time availability. " I work afternoons at the Mobil station in Lafay- ette, " Pete Linn said. " The hours are convenient — my evenings are free for doing homework and any other ac- tivities, and the money ' s good. " Although some de- cided to carry regular work hours, others got odd-jobs to satisfy their current needs. Bar- bara Skidmore held four housecleaning jobs on week- days. She commented, " Do- mestic jobs like housecleaning and babysitting are great when you don ' t want to commit yourself totally. You can basi- cally work the hours you want, especially when you really need the money. " Holding a job was one thing, but how did one go about get- ting one? Sometimes people just stumbled over an opportu- nity out of luck. Nicola Bernard mentioned, " I was chatting with a woman last year and I told her that I needed a job. She just happened to manage a ca- tering service and offered me a job on the spot. I guess I was pretty lucky to get the job. " Pete had to go through a more difficult process. " I went down to the station and asked for an application, filled it out and waited for them to call me back. It was kind of nerve- wracking. " The turmoil of getting a job eventually had benefits to the worker. Along with earning money, there were friendships and responsibilities gained. Nicola commented, " Working can be a positive experience in more ways than one. There are always all sorts of opportuni- ties to learn things, meet peo- ple and make a lot of money. " Smile and say . . . Surrounded by excited little people, Chuck E. Cheese (Rob Baggot) greets his young admirers with friendly handshakes. With an array of electronic games and puppet figures. The Fun Time Pizza Factory in the Willows Shopping Center catered to kids. Hand delivery. Sam Sing r Hy every morning to deliver the Contra Costa Times. Rather than get a regular part-time job after school, some students took advantage of early morning hours to earn a little money and keep their afternoons and evenings free. Hagit Dascal ' 84 Dave Dautel ' 82 Mike Dautel ' 84 Ian Davis ' 84 Jennifer Davis ' 82 Kathy Davis ' 82 Mike Davis ' 83 Terri Davis ' 83 Blaine Deal ' 83 Alan Dearborn ' 82 John Dearborn ' 83 Katie DeCarbonel ' 82 Lisa Del Beccaro ' 83 Julie Denn ' 84 141 LOWER CLASS Dan Derby ' 83 Swathi Desai ' 82 Patti Dewald ' 82 Subhan Dewar ' 83 ToddDewell ' 82 Missy Dickson ' 82 Mike Diekmann ' 84 JeffDiggs ' 83 Dionne Dirito ' 84 Lisa Dirito ' 83 Tom Doherty ' 84 Robert Donlin ' 84 Dave Douglas ' 82 Jill Doxsee ' 84 Jim Doxsee ' 82 Julie Doxsee ' 84 Jeanette Dozier ' 84 Clyde Drake ' 84 Carolyn Duckworth ' 82 Linda Duffy ' 83 Cristy Dumke ' 82 Reason to Believe Mid-week break. Young Life members watch the night ' s skits after singing " Country Roads " together. The skits were performed by the members and were usually off-the-wall versions of T.V. commercials. Young Life offered many trips throughout the year, including a February ski trip to Mt. Bachelor. Evening attire. Mike Martin, Stewart Cohune and Dave Cohune model fashionable girls ' sleep wear in the annual Young Life Pajama Parade. Leader Alyce Traverso tries to coax the owners of the sleepwear to come out of the audience and claim their items. You stroll into a Young Life meet- ing and the first thing you hear is a chorus of voices mixing with the strumming of guitars. Somehow the atmos- phere is always low key and re- laxing. On Tuesday nights students often opted for the excitement of a 7:30 Young Life meeting in- stead of their usual homework routine. These meetings al- ways began with the group ' s off-key renditions of Christian songs. After the singing, the group either played games or watched skits put on by their friends. Then they sang again and their leader, Jimm Edgar, concluded the meeting with a brief talk about something in the news and its relevance to the Bible. A wide range of reasons drew students to these Young Life meetings. Terri Stevenson commented, " I went to Young Life because I liked hearing what thev had to say. " Scott Hutchinson added, " I went be- cause the talks weren ' t as seri- ous as they are at church. " Stewart Cohune agreed, " They related the discussions to everyday life in terms we could understand. It also gave me self-confidence in handling my everyday problems. " Bobbie Skidmore had a completely dif- ferent reason for going. She explained, " I liked the understanding that went on. Everyone truly cared for every- one else. " Bert Ellingson added, " No one judged how you acted. Everyone just opened up their doors and let their real selves out. " After attending only a few meetings, most people had had such a good time that they just kept going back for more. Stewart commented, " You needed to go a few times before you could get into it. After you got into it, it was hard to miss a meeting. Young Life helped to break up the monotony of a school week; it was a time for me to relax and be with friends outside of school. " 142 LOWER CLASS ,£ Mi Mike Dumke ' 84 Brad Dunbar ' 83 Bonnie Duncan ' 82 Cameron Duncan ' 82 Mary-Jane Dunham ' 83 Kristin Dunkelberg ' 82 Todd Dunkelberg ' 84 Mary Je an Duran ' 83 Nicole Edwards ' 83 Todd Eickmeyer ' 83 Amy Eiselman ' 83 Debbie Eisenberg ' 82 Jill Eisenberg ' 84 Gigi Ekberg ' 84 Man Ellingsen ' 83 Mindy Elmore ' 83 Mike Embree ' 83 Allison English ' 83 SueEoff ' 82 Roy Erickson ' 82 Carolyn Esser ' 83 Buffet Break. During the summer many Young Life members attended Summer Campaigner ' s, a weekly Bible study class. Dick Crane, Kathy Hunter, and Jackie Fee discuss their summer experiences at the Campaigners ' potluck dinner, held in September at Scott Hutchinson ' s house. On display. The Young Life t-shirt contest was an annual October event designed to involve more students in the group. Leader Ken Hertel watches as Stewart Cohune tries to gain enough applause to win the t-shirt contest and the traditional Young Life award, a kin Robbins ' ice cream cone. 143 LOWER CLASS Diego Evausquin ' 84 Kristin Ewin ' 83 Brad Fairbanks ' 82 Heather Farnum ' 83 Jenny Farrell ' 82 Joe Farreil ' 84 John Farrell ' 82 Molly Farrell ' 84 Dana Fearon ' 84 Kim Felton ' 84 Johnathon Feng ' 84 Sherri Ferrara ' 84 Kim Findley ' 84 Tom Finnertv ' 82 Sound set-up. Moments before the beginning of lunch, Sean Murray, Clint Williams, Dave Hunt and )ohn Aspatore ready the stereo for operation. The stereo and speakers had to be set up quickly at the end of fourth period in order to be playing records by the time students drifted into the Quad for lunch. Fine tuning. Tom Morgan and Matt Moran quickly adjust the volume of the stem when they hear " Black Dog, " a favorite song. In order to listen to music of their choice, students often brought their own albums to play. Quadrophonic Sound As soon as the lunch bell rings, students straggle into the Quad. Within minutes they are comfortably sprawled over grass, and laughter and chatter fill the air. But sud- denly the normal, noisy sounds of the lunch break are drowned by something much louder. Guitars and drums shatter conversation, and Led Zeppelin ' s " Stairway to Heaven " blasts out across the lawn. The new stereo system was greeted enthusiastically by stu- dents. It -was purchased for some $1200 by the 1979 Stu- dent Board, and was set up daily by Radio Club President Scott Jacobs. Senior Roxie Gus- tavson commented, " The stereo makes lunch more en- joyable and it provides an in- teresting atmosphere. Person- ally, I think it was a good way for the Student Board to spend money, but I know a lot of peo- ple don ' t feel that way. They don ' t like the music. " However, the students who frequented the Quad during lunch applauded the album se- lection. " They play great mu- sic; " remarked Senior Debbie Bisio, " it ' s up to date and the records aren ' t all just one kind of music. It ' s a good idea to let people bring their own albums to play. " The positioning of the stereo system created controversy. " If they set it up on the front lawn, it would spread out the student body, " Senior Chris Grossgart said, " but Scott shouldn ' t play the music so loud. It tends to chase people away. " Freshman Julie Hoots disagreed, " Because most peo- ple eat in the Quad, that is the best place for the stereo. There everyone can enjoy it. " Students had various ideas concerning the new stereo — from the kind of music played to the placement of the stereo itself. However, most agreed that a little music during the lunch hour provided a pleasant mood for a mid-day meal. 144 LOWER CLASS M o_ ' HOT u -1JI l«Nkl rv Karen Fitzpatrick ' 82 Chris Fletcher ' 82 Michele Floyd ' 83 Patti Fochler ' 83 Tammy Fong ' 82 Dirk Foster ' 83 Tracy Fowler ' 84 Justin Fox ' 82 Alicia Frambes ' 83 Eugene Frambes ' 82 Joyce Franke ' 82 Ken Franke ' 84 Brandon Franklin ' 84 Thayne Franklin ' 83 Ledger Free ' 82 Sandy Freethy ' 82 Sam French ' 84 Mike Frick ' 84 Keith Fry ' 83 Stuart Fry ' 82 Eddie Fuchs ' 83 Kathy Futch ' 82 Kris Futch ' 83 Debbie Gabie ' 83 Keith Gallen ' 82 Brad Gamble ' 84 Patty Gann ' 84 Mandi Gardner ' 82 Ann Garr ' 84 Molly Garr ' 82 Aubbie Garrett ' 82 Jane Garrison ' 84 Dirk Garvens ' 84 Tyler Garvens ' 82 Lisa Gaw ' 84 Alan Geary ' 82 Brian Geary ' 82 Laura Geranen ' 82 Mike Gersper ' 84 Laith Ghulam ' 82 Christine Gibson ' 8 Jason Gile ' 83 David Gillman ' 82 Liz Girod ' 82 Ed Glomb ' 82 Kirk Goddard ' 84 Lance Gold ' 83 Amy Goldberg ' 84 Carl Goldberg ' 82 Brad Goldblatt ' 84 Lauren Goldstein ' 84 Brett Good ' 84 Randy Goodnow ' 83 Lee Goodrich ' 82 Chris Goodrow ' 84 Mike Goodrow ' 83 Maureen Googins ' 84 Pennie Gordon ' 83 Rachel Gordon ' 84 Brian Gorton ' 83 Beth Goselin ' 82 Garth Goselin ' 84 Steve Gostin ' 83 145 LOWER CLASS Tom Goulet ' 83 Don Graff ' 84 Lisa Graham ' 84 Sonia Gravelle ' 83 Alan Gray ' 83 Mark Greaves ' 84 Scott Greaves ' 83 Justin Green ' 84 Laurie Green ' 84 Scott Green ' 82 Matt Greer ' 82 Anita Gregory ' 83 Barbara Gregory ' 84 Bob Grier ' 82 Jay Groman ' 84 Laura Gronner ' 83 Staci Gronner ' 82 Allison Gross ' 83 Tracy Gruhler ' 82 Don Guess ' 82 John Guess ' 84 Susan Gunn ' 84 Scott Gustavson ' 83 Scott Guthman ' 83 Raelene Haak ' 83 Georgia Haber ' 82 Wendy Haines ' 83 Becky Hall ' 83 EricHall ' 82 Steven Hallsted ' 83 Ann Hamilton ' 84 Lisa Hanley ' 84 David Hansell ' 83 Chris Hansen ' 84 Craig Hardy ' 82 Liz Harrington ' 82 Diane Harrison ' 82 Joe Hart ' 83 Kim Hartman ' 84 Randa Hassen ' 82 Sara Hauge ' 82 Krista Hausmann ' 84 Amy Hayashi ' 83 Edy Hayashi ' 83 Ed Hayward ' 83 Christy Hebble ' 82 Mike Heckmann ' 82 Heidi Heileson ' 84 Eric Heilman ' 84 Toby Heminway ' 83 Joni Henderson ' 82 Steve Henderson ' 84 Tim Henderson ' 83 Lisa Hendry ' 82 Ron Henrickson ' 82 Craig Henriksen ' 84 Dan Henry ' 84 Arthur Hermann ' 83 Craig Hertz ' 82 Mitchell Hertz ' 84 Mike Hesse ' 83 Nancy Hession ' 84 David Hickman ' 84 Wmmi J M wmMr 1 ft ft r r nmm n 146 LOWER CLASS ' ?vH ' LJl3E3m i Stephanie Higgs ' 83 Diana Hilbert ' 83 Kris Hill ' 84 Marianne Hockenberry ' Walter Hodgson ' 84 Brad Hoisington ' 82 Lisa Holden ' 82 Susie Holit ' 84 Derek Holley ' 83 Greg Holmes ' 83 Deana Holt ' 84 Stannie Holt ' 82 Tyler Holt ' 84 Mike Honsaker ' 84 Shifting Gears We envisioned ourselves in con- vertible sports cars, hair blowing in the wind, roar- ing off toward the sunset. These illusions quickly dis- solved, however, when we shifted the transmission of our mom ' s station wagon to re- verse instead of drive and created imaginative designs out of our garage doors. To obtain a driver ' s license in California, you must pass a course in Driver Education, a course in Driver Training, a driving test, a written exam, and be at least sixteen years old. That ' s not as easy as it may seem. Pete Hunt explained, " I ' m sixteen, but I can ' t get my license because I couldn ' t work Driver ' s Ed. into my schedule. I had two elective spots open and I had courses I wanted to take more than Driver ' s Ed. It ' s matter of priorities. " Ob- viously, some students have a stronger desire to drive than others. Those who are lucky pass their written driving tests the first time. Taylor Biederman joked, " I got six wrong on the test and you ' re only allowed to miss five. But the lady passed me anyway; she must have thought I was cute. " It ' s unusual for a student to get his license and then find hims elf unable to drive; but it does happen. Lynn Clyde ' ve got my li- mentioned, " Y cense, but my dad hasn ' t taken care of the insurance for me yet. I guess I ' ll be able to drive when he finally gets around to getting it. " The next rung on the ladder, after getting your license, is your own car. Pete Keyser pointed out, " It ' s a lot easier to get around when you don ' t have to ask your parents if you can borrow the car. " Mike McAlister added, " I don ' t even have my license yet, but when I get it, I ' ll have my own car. I ' m inheriting a Volvo. It ' s just sit- ting in the garage waiting for me now. " In a society so dependent upon the automobile, a driver ' s license seems a posses- sion essential for survival. Reflex action. In his seventh period Driver ' s Ed. class, Mr. Wi lliams uses a machine to test his students ' reflexes. This exercise showed student drivers the importance of quick reactions. Over the counter. At the Depa Motor Vehicles, Mara Kimmel registers for her driver ' s test. Passing the exam was the last step in getting a license. Training Traumas. Driver ' s training could be taken once a week after school or on Saturday mornings ' the course lasted six weeks. At the beginning of her session, Leanne Silver pulls out of the parking lot. 147 LOWER CLASS Four musketeers. There they are, the Plainsmen (Greg Ong, Dave Hunt, Mark Ransdell, Sheehan Verner), doing what they do best: hanging out. A highly selective group, the Plainsmen enjoyed the brotherhood fostered by their organization. Ganging Up Ever carried a sign that said, " I ' m cool " ? If so, you might as well join Daphne or the Plainsmen, two selective, infa- mously cliquey clubs consist- ing solelv or the " popular people. " The groups were commonly lumped together in people ' s minds, but they actu- ally had nothing to do with each other and strove to de- velop their own purposes. The hands of the Plainsmen were casually thrust into their pockets as they lounged around the benches in the Quad. Displaying confidence and scarcely-concealed haugh- tiness, they cultivated an im- age which set them apart from other students. President Greg Ong commented, " People always thought of us in a cer- tain way. We were the foot- ball players, the guys who were good-looking, popular, known. " " We were known for getting drunk, " Mark Ransdell inter- jected. Greg continued, " We really wanted to change the Dueling duo. At the Daphne party at Cristy Dumke ' s house, Matt Loughran-Smith and Susan Meinbress compete in a friendly game of Fussball. Most Daphne activities were fundraisers for the Children ' s Hospital of Oakland; the party was one of the few social events of the year. reputation of the Plainsmen, get a sponsor, and do some- thing useful for the commu- nity. " By energetically supporting Children ' s Hospital of Oak- land, the members of Daphne also gradually changed their club ' s image. They focused their attention on raising money for the hospital by sell- ing Christmas greens, working at bake sales, and having a fashion show. Treasurer Karen Nelson remarked, " Daphne still had its good and bad points. I disliked the way girls had to be voted in; when we chose new members, I didn ' t vote. " " The club was great so- cially, " stated Kim Troxel, " but I also liked the idea of helping little kids. " All of the mini-fraterni ty or sorority members had their own motives for joining. Dave Hunt explained, " I wanted to see if I could make it through the initiation, which lasted four nights: swat night, talent night, h-11 night, and initiation night. Then there were the ski trips, canoe trips, and parties, all of which were great. " Daphne members revealed a new aspect of their social club. Karen concluded, " I liked sup- porting the hospital. Seeing those kids and knowing I could help — that made this club ex- citing to me. " Shannon Hood ' 84 Julie Hoots ' 84 Jim Hopkins ' 83 Mark Howard ' 84 Gary Hubbard ' 82 Jeff Huber ' 82 Matt Hughes ' 82 Mike Hughes ' 82 Nini Hughes ' 82 Tish Hughes ' 82 Don Humpert ' 83 Peter Hunt ' 82 John Huseby ' 82 Robert Huseby ' 84 148 LOWER CLASS § SEP Scott Hutchison ' 82 Doug Hutson ' 83 Bryan Isaacs ' 82 Mark Isola ' 84 Ricklverson ' 84 Steve Jackson ' 84 Barry Jacobs ' 84 Greg Jacobs ' 83 Jennifer Jacobs ' 83 Scott Jacobs ' 82 Tammy Jacobsen ' 84 Mark Jacuzzi ' 83 Alberta James ' 83 Billjanney ' 84 Renee Jenkins ' 84 Andrew Jensen ' 83 JeffJeung ' 84 Kenny Jew ' 84 Anu Jog ' 82 Julie Johnson ' 84 Lori Johnson ' 84 Rob Johnson ' 83 Jeff Jones ' 82 Kent Jones ' 84 Diana Joost ' 83 Markjubelirer ' 83 Caroline Judson ' 83 John Judy ' 82 Doree Jurow ' 84 Harry Kamian ' 84 Odilie Kamprath ' 82 Keelee Kane ' 83 Chandu Karadi ' 84 Mike Karl ' 82 Peter Karp ' 83 Kapil Kashyap ' 84 Carl Kaufmann ' 83 Michael Kaup ' 82 Thomas Kaup ' 84 Kris Keller ' 82 Tim Keller ' 83 Chris Kenefick ' 84 Kathy Kennady ' 82 Karri Kennedy ' 82 Bill Kenney ' 83 Steve Kent ' 82 Michelle Khalil ' 82 EricKibbe ' 84 Ava Kiehm ' 82 Kim Kikkert ' 83 Eric Kim ' 84 Mara Kimmel ' 82 Beth King ' 82 Brad Kino ' 83 Janie Kint ' 82 Hudson Kirn ' 83 Laura Kirschenbaum ' 83 Lior Kirschner ' 84 Chris Kirwan ' 83 Pat Klaren ' 84 Johanna Klick ' 83 Tim Kneedler ' 84 John Koehler ' 84 149 LOWER CLASS Nancy Roller ' 83 Scott Kopetski ' 84 Cathy Korman ' 82 Paul Kostyrka ' 82 Anthony Krajewski ' 83 Helene Kremer ' 83 Frank Kropschot ' 83 Karen Kryder ' 84 Brad Kuerbis ' 83 Karen Kwiecen ' 82 Suzi Lacey ' 83 Andy LaFaille ' 83 Mark LaFargue ' 84 Richard Laine ' 82 Jeff Lancaster ' 82 Rob Lanci ' 84 Jason Landis ' 84 Paige Lane ' 84 Karen Langenbahn ' 82 Danielle Langridge ' 83 Julie Lanham ' 83 Phil Lapsley ' 84 Janette Larsen ' 82 Kate Larsen ' 84 Kenyon Larsen ' 84 Peter Larson ' 83 Bill Lassell ' 84 Frank Lattucca ' 84 $5 Enlisting support. Justin Fox, host brother of Erico De Silva from Brazil, adds Scott Schafer and Eric Hall to the AFS membership roll. In the fall, 260 students paid fifty cents to become members of the club for a year. Midday meeting. AFS exchange students Bertina Groepe, Fiona Schutte, Erico D. Silva and Charlo Berrocal eat lunch with AFS board members lanet Carminati and Valerie Hall to discuss upcoming club functions. AFS members had to work closely together to plan the activities of the school ' s largest club. ipenses account. known AFS fundraising drive raised about $3,000 to cover the club ' s debts. At the Lafayette firehouse on the night of the annual drive, Charlo Berrocal describes his collection efforts to Phi Barham and Ian Rickard. 150 LOWER CLASS Joanne Lattuca ' 84 Stephanie Lattuca ' 83 Janet Lautenberger ' 83 Jennifer Lavigne ' 82 Keith Lawrenz ' 82 Julie Lax ' 83 Fred Leach ' 82 Noam Leader ' 84 Jackie Lebovitz ' 84 Honam Lee ' 82 Mona Lee ' 83 Ranah Lee ' 84 Tammy Lee ' 84 Kristin Lehmkuhl ' 82 Suzanne Lehmkuhl ' 84 Eric Leighton ' 83 Derek Leppkle ' 84 Richard Levitt ' 83 Adrian Levy ' 83 Sally Lewerenz ' 82 Cathy Lewis ' 84 Rob Lewis ' 83 Steve Lewis ' 84 Mike Li ' 84 Pam Li ' 82 Jennifer Libby ' 82 Lisa Licht ' 84 Jemelina Lim ' 84 Brave New Worlds Intercultural combination. AFS organized social events throughout the year. At the first of these, the Ice Cream Social, Bertina Groepe and Henry Wolf dance to " Another One Bites the Dust " at the home of Jenni Smith, Bertina ' s host sister. Giarlo, a Costa Rican student in his second month in the United States, rises slowly to respond to a question from his curious audi- ence at a September AFS luncheon. Not completely certain of what he has been asked, he launches ner- vously into his reply. They come to the United States each year, foreign stu- dents looking for experiences they cannot find at home. Sponsored by the American Field Service (AFS) and resid- ing with local families, four of these students arrived in Cali- fornia in mid-summer for a year of living and laughing and wondering and, most of all, learning in a foreign country. Both from English-speaking homes, Tina Groepe of South Africa and Fiona Schutte from Australia did not find their ad- justments to a new culture too difficult. Fiona commented, " Since I do know the language, I have very little trouble adapt- ing to the new situation. The U.S. and Australia are fairly similar, and I haven ' t felt any culture shock. " Even Charlo Berrocal Brenes and Erico Silva, who came from Costa Rica and Brazil with little English experience, soon found themselves participa- ting in school activities. Erico said, " I had three years of En- glish before I left Brazil, but I had trouble with the language here at school. Even so, I liked school very much. I tried to get involved and discovered groups, like the Foreign Affairs Club and the swim team, that I could enjoy. " Each of the students at- tended school through the year, and Tina remarked, " I found the relationships be- tween students and teachers to be much more relaxed than they are in South Africa. Mr. Mayes was especially crazy; his class was my favorite. Back home, students stand and say, ' Good morning, sir, ' when a teacher enters the room. " The accents were strange and alarmingly unfamiliar, there was something not quite right about the food, and the drivers carelessly and confus- ingly used the wrong side of the road, but the students were often struck by just how similar people are everywhere. Erico recalled, " People were friendly wherever I went; they tried to help me as much as they could. I felt almost at home. " Charlo haltingly concludes his description of a family trip to Lake Alamor and gratefully returns to his chair. His eyes dart apprehen- sively about the room to gauge the reaction. His listeners applaud en- thusiastically, and Charlo smiles. 151 LOWER CLASS Noontime escape. When the bell ending fourth period rang, some students headed to the corner to get away from the fast pace of school. Daneen Clem and Chris Mavridis discuss their morning classes over lunch. Just Around the gp Corner As I neared the far corner of the big gym to get a couple of inter- views, I was really nervous. In years past, smok- ers ' corner had been a dirty place that most students had tried to avoid. But it was differ- ent from what I expected. " The corner ' s appearance has changed a lot since last year. Those of us who frequent the corner painted the walls to cover the graffiti, and we ' ve kept the area clean, " Roger Williams told me as we stood in the shadows of the gym during sixth period. The corner cleanliness cam- paign was begun to impress upon school officials the re- sponsibility of the corner ' s in- habitants. Melissa Jacobs commented, " We ' ve been working to get a legal smoking area. A designated spot, pos- sibly on the upper field, would allow us to have an area of our own. Of course we would take care of it, but the outlook is dim. " The corner had always had a reputation. It was where " peo- ple went to smoke " or " perpet- ual class cutters hung out. " However, the inhabitants of the corner were upgrading their image. As I spoke with them I realized that the group was extremely relaxed and very friendly. Roger summed it up by saying, " Sure we ' re try- ing hard to get a smoking area; besides that, we just need a place where we can kick back and relax. " Three ' s company. During sixth period, |on Goeschl, Chris and Kris Keller catch up on the latest corner gossip. Smoker ' s corner provided an atmosphere where students could do whatever they wanted ' ithout the objections of the people around them. ]oe Limtiaco ' 84 Daniel Lin ' 82 Michael Lin ' 83 Peter Lin ' 82 Craig Lingenfelter ' 82 Sarah Linke ' 82 Bill Linn ' 84 Pete Linn ' 82 Lauren Lipking ' 84 Kathy Lipscomb ' 84 Mike Loar ' 83 Matt Locati ' 82 Mike Locher ' 82 Steve Locher ' 84 152 LOWER CLASS Shaun Lockor ' 84 Amy Loughran ' 82 Karen Loughran ' 83 Greg Loughran-Smith ' 82 Scott Loughran-Smith ' 84 Ruth Lovtang ' 84 Greg Luchini ' 84 Greg Ludden ' 84 Rob Ludden ' 82 Todd Lyckberg ' 82 Christine Lydon ' 84 Cheryl MacDonald ' 84 Matt MacKay ' 83 Mark MacNeill ' 82 Terri Madison ' 84 Darin Maggard ' 84 ElisaMagidoff ' 83 Scott Mahan ' 84 Alex Malinovsky ' 82 Maria Marcotte ' 82 Megan Marcotte ' 84 Ryann Marlowe ' 84 Don Marshall ' 83 Michelle Marshall ' 82 John Martin ' 83 Mike Martin ' 82 Dan Martinez ' 82 Mike Massoni ' 82 Alda Masters ' 82 Jamie Matson ' 83 William Matthews ' 82 Ronald Mayhill ' 84 Mike McCallister ' 83 Scott McCallister ' 84 Leslie McCauley ' 82 Nathan McClun ' 83 Tami McConnell ' 83 David McDonald ' 83 Katie McDonald ' 84 Lara McDonald ' 82 Tim McDonald ' 83 Tony McDonald ' 82 Joe McGill ' 84 Anne McGlamery ' 84 Jocelyn McGraw ' 82 Matt McGuinness ' 84 Bret Mclnnis ' 83 Mike Mclntyre ' 84 Kate Mclvor ' 82 John McKean ' 82 Cyndy McLin ' 84 Kristen McNall ' 83 Michelle Meador ' 83 Kathy Means ' 84 Eric Mein ' 83 Susan Meinbress ' 82 Steve Melen ' 82 Dave Menegus ' 82 Heidi Mercer ' 83 Therese Mercer ' 83 Steve Merryman ' 84 Hailey Meyer ' 83 JeffMihm ' 83 153 LOWER CLASS Annie Miller ' 83 Jenny Miller ' 82 Tasha Miller ' 83 Joe Millette ' 84 Tom Millette ' 82 Cathy Millick ' 83 Choljy Mills ' 84 Jeff Milum ' 83 Philip Miscovich ' 84 Mike Mitchell ' 82 Robert Mitchell ' 83 Peter Mlynek ' 83 David Modersbach ' 84 Annette Mogenson ' 82 Ann Monahan ' 84 Jane Monahan ' 82 Mike Mondloch ' 84 Charlotte Monroe ' 83 Kathy Moore ' 82 Michelle Moore ' 84 Don Morgan ' 83 Jane Morgan ' 83 Craig Morrill ' 83 Karen Morrill ' 84 Debbie Morris ' 84 Mike Morris ' 82 Sam Mosier ' 83 Shirin Mostafavi ' 84 Andrew Motley ' 84 Kevin Mueller ' 83 Bill Nagle ' 82 Laura Namba ' 82 Don Nash ' 83 Jill Nash ' 82 Jill Neavill ' 84 Caroline Nelson ' 82 Craig Nelson ' 83 Eric Nelson ' 84 Kathy Nelson ' 84 Kristen Nelson ' 84 Mary Nevins ' 84 Steven Newell ' 84 Brian Niederhaus ' 84 Tom Nootbaar ' 82 Victor Noyes ' 84 Maureen Nugent ' 83 Alush Nushi ' 83 Dana Nuzum ' 82 Aaron Nygard ' 84 Kelly O ' Brien ' 84 Sean O ' Connell ' 83 Tim O ' Dea ' 83 Tim O ' Dea ' 82 Dave Olkkola ' 84 Ray O ' Neal ' 84 SeanaO ' Neil ' 83 Heather O ' Neill ' 82 Mark O ' Neill ' 84 Susie Opheim ' 83 Michael Orlandi ' 83 Kurt Osiander ' 83 Jeff Owen ' 82 Jay Owenhouse ' 82 B ' 2 fi aaa ft iV 4 n 154 LOWER CLASS Establishing Self-esteem " You and I pos- sess within our- selves, at every moment of our lives , under all circum- stances, thepoiver to transform the quality of our lives. " Werner Erhard In 1971 Werner Erhard started a program called est (Erhard Seminar Training). Completing the est training in- volved attending a two- weekend, 60-hour training session held in a hotel ballroom or conference room. Est trainers presented lectures and directed exercises aimed at enabling you to better under- stand yourself. Upon becom- ing a graduate of est training, you gained the right to attend est seminars: a series of ten 2 l U hour meetings during which an est staff person presented everything from tips on self- image to ideas on bettering communication. Kirsten Sakrison, a senior at Acalanes, completed est train- ing and was involved in the est program. Kirsten stated, " Est is a way of getting in touch with your emotions. " She be- gan est at the age of 11 and be- came increasingly interested. She commented, " Est made me alive and helped me be- come more involed with my friends and family. I attend and have assisted at various seminars. I participate in est because it exposes you to lots of interesting people while you become more aware of your- self. " When asked why people should take the est training, Kirsten replied, " Anybody could get something out of it. I think most people come out of the training with valuable knowledge. You could see when people left the seminars that they were more excited about life. " People of all ages and occupations took the train- ing, available in 26 U.S. cities, including Berkeley and San Francisco. The fee for est training was $350, which included three training meetings and a 60- hour training program. Kirsten felt that est was a worthwhile program and summarized her experiences by saying, " Since est, I have become more aware of what ' s going on around me. " Single filer. Assistant Kirsten Sakrison organizes lecture notes for a September est seminar. Seminars for est graduates were held in community centers around Denise Paclebar ' 84 Mike Paclebar ' 83 Caroline Padilla ' 83 Scott Palmer ' 83 Julie Palsak ' 83 Alexis Paphadjopoulos ' 83 Carolyn Papini ' 83 Karla Paredes ' 83 Gretchen Parks ' 83 Jim Parlette ' 82 Joe Parlette ' 82 Lynn Parlette ' 84 Amy Parsons ' 82 Cindy Pascarello ' 84 155 LOWER CLASS Alvaro Pastor ' 83 Susie Pastor ' 83 Dante Paulazzo ' 82 Neva Paulazzo ' 83 Dave Peak ' 84 Stephanie Penniman ' 83 Mariana Perez ' 83 Genuine Risks As Mike Worth- ington looked gloomily into his nearly-empty wal- let, an idea came to " Gonna have to play poker tonight, " he thought. After a few phone calls, the game was set. " It ' s something to do when you can ' t go out, " he said. " Be- sides, it ' s an easy way to fill up this wallet of mine. " Mike didn ' t fill up his wallet that night, but he did bring home a good sum. John Lan- caster, also a winner at the game, echoed Mike ' s senti- ments, " If you get good cards, bet intelligently, and know when to fold, you can walk away with twenty dollars or so. If you don ' t win, you ' re only down five bucks. Those are pretty good odds. " A loser in the night ' s activi- ties, Jack Chauvin decided to take his money elsewhere. " I ' m going to the track tomor- row, " he exclaimed. " The Fair Racing Circuit just opened at Bay Meadows. " After winning the daily dou- ble, for the first time in his gambling career, Jack had his poker losses back, and then some. " It ' s not just winning at the track that ' s so much fun; it ' s the atmosphere. Every- body ' s always screaming and yelling. The thrill I get seeing my horse charge out in front at the top of the stretch, well, it ' s excitement I just can ' t get else- where. Of course, it ' s always more exciting when I win. " Another regular at the track was Bob Gonser. His thoughts, however, were not always pos- itive. " Watching my horse lose reminds me that I really am gambling. It ' s especially dis- couraging when I ' m way down for the day. " But Bob was de- termined to stick with it. " I think to myself, ' Maybe I won ' t go back for a while — a week anyway. ' " Whether they won or lost, students found that the excite- ment generated by off-campus gambling was just the thing to add a little life to the basic school routine. Get your programs! Planning on going to the races after a minimum day, Dave Cox studies the previous day ' s racing program for possible patterns and the success of particular jockeys. The program listed basic information about each horse scheduled to run. Ace in the hole. With fives wild and the bluffing, Ken Martin raises the bet. Ken other players convinced that he was won the seven dollar pot with four tens. Moment of truth. While the group looks hand. The chorus of Kenny Rogers ' " The J 1 Gambler, " playing in the background ' on impatiently, Mike Worthington reconsiders his chances of winning the convinced Mike to fold. 156 LOWER CLASS mvmrn John Perkins ' 82 Barbara Persons ' 83 Bonnie Persons ' 83 Bob Perun ' 83 Drew Peterson ' 83 Kevin Peterson ' 83 Kim Peterson ' 83 Jim Petit ' 84 David Phipps ' 83 Linda Phipps ' 84 Todd Pickton ' 84 Kris Pister ' 82 Gina Podesto ' 82 Helen Polkes ' 83 Greg Ponomareff ' 83 Lisa Pool ' 82 Ami Porcella ' 83 Mary Porcella ' 82 Karmen Porter ' 83 Ruthie Portnoff ' 82 Wayne Powell ' 82 Mark Presten ' 82 Jim Price ' 84 Kathy Pryal ' 83 Elicia Pryor ' 84 JeffPulver ' 84 Mary Alice Putnam ' 84 George Railton ' 82 Karen Railton ' 83 Clay Ramsey ' 83 Judi Ratto ' 82 Carol Ravetto ' 82 Kristine Ravetto ' 84 Teri Ray ' 84 Jim Redovian ' 82 Brett Reed ' 83 Heidi Reed ' 83 Suzanne Reed ' 84 David Reichenberger ' 83 Heather Reilly ' 82 Jennifer Reimer ' 82 Mark Reimer ' 84 Chris Revelle ' 83 Patty Revelle ' 83 Andy Rhoades ' 84 Laura Ricci ' 84 Dave Richard ' 82 John Richard ' 84 Mike Richards ' 82 Diana Rickard ' 83 Jan Rickard ' 82 Tyler Ricker ' 84 Heather Riegg ' 82 Chari Rigdon ' 82 Diedra Ring ' 82 Robin Riniker ' 84 Randy Ripley ' 84 Peter Rivers ' 83 Dave Robb ' 82 Kelli Roberts ' 83 Bridget Robinson ' 83 Mike Robinson ' 84 Catia Rogers ' 83 157 LOWER CLASS Table talk. Waiting for their hot chocolate and coffeecake, )anie and Jul ie Tebb entertain )anet Carminati at her birthda breakfast .Millie ' s was the place chosen for most birthday kidnapping celebrations because it was conveniently located and served good food at all hours of the day. Gift-wrapped greeting. Decorated lockers were a common way to make a birthday special. Heather Arst, Judi Ratto and Ruthie Portnoff surprise Dana Nuzum with a posted " Happy Birthday " message on her sixteenth birthday. Helene Rogers ' 82 Tim Rogers ' 82 Laura Rogover ' 82 Angela Roscelli ' 84 Traci Rose ' 83 Chris Rosefield ' 83 Judy Rosen ' 82 Sandy Rosen ' 83 Nancy Rosenfield ' 82 Johanna Rosenthal ' 83 Derek Rost ' 84 Gerrit Rost ' 82 Kyle Ruderrow ' 83 Robert Ruefenacht ' 84 Hilary Runnion ' 83 Joseph Runnion ' 84 Caroline Rustigian ' 82 Paul Rustigian ' 84 Reena Sachdev ' 83 Massoud Salessi ' 84 Kris Sanders ' 84 158 LOWER CLASS The Frosting on the Cake " Very embar- rassed, " was Ju- nior Heather Reilly ' s response when asked how she felt. On her birthday, she had arrived at Mrs. Olson ' s first period English class clad in robe and slippers. A typical birthday kidnap- ping followed a traditional pat- tern. The celebration started at 6 a.m., when the kidnappee was yanked out of a warm bed by his or her " friends. " With unbrushed hair and teeth, dressed only in sleeping attire: pajamas, long underwear, sweats, etc., the birthday per- son was taken to breakfast. Af- ter stuffing themselves with coffeecake, hot chocolate and waffles, the celebrants arrived at school, releasing their victim with a happy birthday wish to the ridicule of first period class- mates. Because kidnappings hap- In place of a party. After a birthday breakfast outing to Millie ' s, Alicia Frambes awaits the first period bell with friends Julie Palsak and Theresa Richert. Earlier that morning, Julie and Theresa had draped the area around Alicia ' s locker with crepe paper and balloons. pened frequently, prospective victims went to bed early the night before their birthdays, setting their alarms for 5 a.m. so they could fix their hair and get dressed before the festivi- ties began. " I warned my friends that I would be sleep- ing in my clothes and told them not to bother kidnapping me, " said Amy Van Galder. " They T.P. ' d my locker and put up a Happy Birthday sign instead. " Others, such as Junior Curt Schoelkopf, escaped the kid- napping routine and spent their birthdays rather quietly. They experienced uneventful days at school and celebrated with their families or special friends later that evening. " My girlfriend took me to Ondine ' s, a restaurant in Sausalito, and paid for everything, " said Curt. From early morning kidnap- pings to locker-decorating, birthdays turned average, mild-mannered school days into very special occasion s. Dana Santa Cruz ' 84 Regina Santa Maria ' 82 Karin Sargent ' 83 Steve Sawdey ' 82 Marie Saylor ' 82 Stacie Scammell ' 82 Kelly Scarborough ' 82 Scott Schafer ' 82 Michael Schaffer ' 84 Susan Schippmann ' 82 Mike Schmerker ' 82 Mike Schoen ' 83 Nick Schoen ' 84 Amanda Schoenemann ' 84 Jayne Schonach ' 82 JohnSchueller ' 83 Richard Schultz ' 83 Missy Schulz ' 82 Janelle Schwartz ' 83 Darren Scola ' 82 Mike Scott ' 82 159 LOWER CLASS Gina Secchi ' 83 John Secchi ' 84 Kristi Seghy ' 84 Charles Seibert ' 84 Kerry Seltzer ' 84 Jenny Sena ' 82 Jenny Senft ' 83 Scott Senst ' 84 Pete Setzer ' 82 Joanne Severns ' 82 Angela Sevin ' 82 Fleurette Sevin ' 84 Rodney Sheehan ' 84 Karen Shem ' 82 Linda Shenon ' 83 Bill Shepherd ' 82 Rob Shepherd ' 84 Amy Sherman ' 82 Frank Sherman ' 82 Shelly Sherman ' 83 Danny Shimizu ' 84 Rebecca Shipherd ' 83 Shawn Shook ' 84 Seth Siegel ' 84 Zach Siegel ' 84 Jill Siegmann ' 83 Donna Sigmundson ' 83 Steve Silva ' 83 Leanne Silver ' 82 Mark Silver ' 84 Kathy Simmonds ' 83 Roger Simmonds ' 83 Dan Singer ' 82 Shyam Singh ' 84 Bobbie Skidmore ' 82 Nick Slonek ' 82 Fred Smalley ' 84 Katie Smallwood ' 82 Bruce Smith ' 82 Cheryl Smith ' 82 Ellen Smith ' 82 Jenni Smith ' 82 Sierra Smith ' 83 Judy Smrha ' 83 Hayley Sneiderman ' 84 Mark Soloway ' 82 Chris Sontag ' 82 Sara Sorenson ' 82 JeffSoss ' 82 Mark Souza ' 84 Michelle Sowinski ' 84 Phil Spalding ' 84 Jeni Spangenberg ' 84 Jon Spangenberg ' 82 Kendall Sparks ' 82 Karl Splaine ' 83 Ernie Sponzilli ' 82 Heidi Sprenkel ' 82 Amy Stamison ' 82 Kristi Stanfill ' 84 Carol Stanton ' 84 Paul Stark ' 82 Robert Stark ' 84 ■If tlA 160 LOWER CLASS Todd Statley ' 83 Elisabeth Stearns ' 83 Claudia Stegman ' 84 Katarina Stenstedt ' 84 Prodromos Stephanos ' 82 Greg Stephens ' 84 Heidi Stephens ' 82 April Steuber ' 84 Tom Steuber ' 82 Beth Stevenson ' 82 Bill Stevenson ' 84 Jeb Stewart ' 83 Kira Stewart ' 84 Vicki St. Hill ' 84 Matters of Fact It is 6:45 on the morning of that dreaded chemistry test that you still haven ' t studied for. Should you roll out of bed and hit the books, or grab fif- teen heavenly minutes of sleep? Most likely you haven ' t tuned into that class since last Thursday and you are proba- bly doomed to fail anyway, so you might as well take a snooze . . . Although this situation may sound familiar, most students did find more efficient ways to study. " I got all my studying done during my free seventh period, " commented John Dearborn. Greg Ponomeroff agreed. " I did a little home- work in my free period. That way, I could do whatever I wanted after school. " Others found studying to music the best way to learn. " I would lie on the floor and turn on my stereo, " explained Les- lie Wood. " It was hard to con- centrate if it was too quiet. " Janet Burris contradicted her. " The music distracted me if I was really trying to under- stand something, " she said. A couple of people found unique modes of studying. Sarah Linke mentioned, " When we swam laps during practice, there wasn ' t much to think about except for the things I ' d been learning in school. That was when I ' d see if I had certain things memor- ized. " " I would lie on my wa- terbed when I did my homework; " said Georgia Ha- ber, " I hardly ever got sea- sick! " Hiring a tutor remained a popular way to better under- stand difficult subjects. " I had Susan Daane help me with my pre-algebra, " said Stephanie Latuka. " She explained things clearly. It really helped. " So what, you might ask. You still have to face that chemistry test. There ' s only one thing to do. Before your next big exam rolls around, take the advice of one of these people, and find some way to study that works for you! Green pastures. Warm weather encourages Terry Mattox to study on Sophomore Lawn during his free sixth period. When the sun was shining, people found the outdoors preferable to the more confining atmosphere of the library. Writer ' s cramp. Susan Daane begins her homework for Norma Alsterlind ' s third period American History class. Assignments in required courses such as American History were usually more numerous and time consuming than those in elective classes. Bookmobile. Buried in his book, Michael Hesse walks to school along Reliez Valley Road. Many students used every spare moment to catch up on their studies. 161 LOWER CLASS Erica Stiles ' 83 Chris Stone ' 84 Julie Strickler ' 82 Loreen Stross ' 82 Marty Stull ' 82 Teri Sturla ' 84 John Suezaki ' 82 Dan Sullivan ' 83 Mike Sullivan ' 84 Sean Sullivan ' 84 Suzy Sullivan ' 84 Vicky Sutton ' 83 Kelly Swanson ' 84 Tracy Swartz ' 83 Darcy Swinnerton ' 84 Scott Sykes ' 84 Kevin Taggart ' 84 Steve Talan ' 82 Quishen Tang ' 83 Robert Tang ' 84 Shahrozad Tavakoli ' 82 Bethlehem Taye ' 82 Tsion Taye ' 83 Tracy Taylor ' 83 MarkTchelistcheff ' 83 Mike Tehan ' 84 Terri Temkin ' 82 Bev Tennison ' 84 The Dating Game Service with a smile. The perfect gentleman, John Dahlgren opens the car door for his date, Kathy McNeill, as they leave to see " Hopscotch " at the Orinda Park Theater. Because of a lack of other entertainment options, going to the movies remained a typical Saturday night date. Date: (dat) noun — " An appoint- ment to go out so- cially with a member of the op- posite sex. " Somehow, the def- inition of dating leaves one without a single clue or warn- ing of the flustering, awkward moments that frequently arise . . . Have you ever been dancing with a date and had someone murmur in your ear, " Lady, your skirt is in a heap on the floor? " What do you do? Pick it up and say, " oh, it didn ' t come unfastened, I planned that? " Crystal Bru, rather reluctantly commented, " It happened to me! I ' m just thankful that I was wearing a leotard. " Can you imagine being run over by your boyfriend? It actu- ally happened. Luckily the girl wasn ' t hurt, but look out for the culprit; he ' s still on the prowl. Sean Murray said, " It wasn ' t my fault, and it wasn ' t my girlfriend ' s either. I just didn ' t see her when I was mov- ing the car and she didn ' t see me. " It never fails. When you ' re trying your very hardest to im- press someone, something devastating always seems to happen. At the time such an in- cident arises you may feel like crawling into a closet or put- ting a paper bag over your head. The best remedy, how- ever, is to fight back. Don ' t let those awkward moments get you down. If you can laugh off an unbearable situation, your date will probably be impres- sed . . . Remember the time you were saying goodnight to your date on the front porch and you both saw your sister peering out the front window? You couldn ' t help but wonder how long she ' d been there . . . Julie Sussman said, " I was so embarrassed; I felt like stran- gling my sister. However, at the time I tried to play it down and laugh at it so my date would laugh, too. Laughter is the best way to get out of an awkward situation. " Beware! These crazy mis- haps can happen to anyone — even you! Although you may wince when recalling the disas- trous happenings on your last date, in years to come you won ' t be able to hold back the chuckles when thinking of those unfortunate evenings spent dating. 162 LOWER CLASS Dave Thomas ' 82 Scott Thomas ' 82 Charlie Thompson ' 82 Chris Thompson ' 83 Jason Thompson ' 84 Mike Thompson ' 84 Steve Thompson ' 84 Melissa Thomson ' 84 Chris Tinley ' 83 Andy Todhunter ' 83 Michelle Tomberlin ' 83 Dean Tompkins ' 84 Maureen Tonge ' 84 Charles Tost ' 84 Diane Toth ' 84 Fred Toth ' 82 Mike Traverso ' 82 Lisa Trent ' 82 Ben Tresser ' 84 Irene Tresser ' 83 Kim Troxel ' 82 Cari Tryon ' 82 Derek Tryon ' 84 Ross Tsugita ' 83 Craig Tsutakawa ' 82 Margaret Tu ' 83 Michael Tu ' 82 Elizabeth Tucker ' Time for two. On her birthday, Michelle Meador and Todd Stately choose a television program to watch before dinner at the Meadors ' home. Steady couples usually looked for any opportunity to spend time together. Exotic touch. Heidi Timken, Chris Grossgart, Peter McClafferty and Cayle Parker are surprised to find that their dinner at El Morocco restaurant in Concord has been served without silverware. El Morocco, where the couples ate before the semi-formal Homecoming dance, featured belly dancers, floor cushions and napkins I size of bath towels. 163 LOWER CLASS Beg, Borrow And Steal Borrowed knowledge. Dave Billeter, Bob Vance and Sean Murray frantically copy Paul Rosati ' s physiology homework seconds before it is due. Although students were allowed to collaborate on homework, some went too far and copied word for word. " Cheating is great — as long as you don ' t get caught " was the common excuse echoed by all those who prac- ticed the art. Here are some of the latest methods: Copying Method: One of the oldest and most reliable methods, copying requires keen eyesight and telescopic eyeballs, as well as quick re- flexes to react when the teacher turns your way. Pre-exam Acquisition of Test Method: Alumni, friends and wealth are helpful. This method works best in classes where the same tests are used each year. Stashing Method: Use your imagination! Stash critical notes and information on desks, ceilings, walls, belt- buckles, under scratch paper or on the back of the person in front of you. Many variations are possible; writing on hands and feet is quite popular. Communual Homework Method: Only one person need do the homework with this conven- ient approach. Duty is rotated each week, and the master copy is Xeroxed and distribu- ted to all. Popularity has waned recently since Mr. Elli- son discovered the same basic error on 33 separate physics ' papers. Code Method: Used most often for multiple-choice tests, this method requires two or more partners. Pre-arranged codes are exchanged by tapping pen- cils or pens on desks. Braille Method: This ingenious method of cheating, developed by German students to cope with the problem of vocabulary tests, can be modified to work in other classes. Several sheets of paper are placed in a stack; information is written on the top sheet, pressing hard to transfer the image of the words to the bottom sheets. The re- sult is " braille, " invisible to the teacher from long range but easily discernible up close. Illegal glance. Some teachers erected barriers between seats to deter cheating. However, these barriers only served to make cheating easier by blocking the teacher ' s view and providing convenient hiding places for notes. Perry Cortessis perfects his cheating technique by stealing answers from Suzanne Ramsey ' s paper during a second period physiology test. Kirsten Tucker ' 84 Brian Tuemmler ' 83 Steve Tuemmler ' 82 J.R. Turner ' 82 Cheryl Urrea ' 83 Greg Vallelunga ' 84 Lisa Van Abrahams ' 84 Bill Vanasek ' 84 Jill Vanasek ' 82 Scott Vance ' 82 Greg Vandewark ' 82 Kathy Van Zeeland ' 83 Eric Vasankari ' 83 Valerie Vasquez ' 82 , % ° ft ! ' f . 164 LOWER CLASS 2 Gm mm Mi : ! i[ " :« l Adam Vaughan ' 82 Dana Veeder ' 84 Bob Veit ' 84 Connie Valez ' 84 Sam Vella ' 83 Bob Vernon ' 84 Teresa Villarreal ' 82 Kira Visser ' 83 Bon Vo ' 82 Lisa Vodzak ' 83 Brent Vogel ' 83 Paul Volga ' 83 Karl Von Hacht ' 83 Valerie Vosberg ' 83 Lisa Vreeland ' 83 Chris Waage ' 82 Maura Wade ' 82 Sherif Wahby ' 83 Charles Wait ' 82 Jessica Waite ' 84 John Waite ' 83 Jeff Walker ' 83 Stephanie Walker ' 82 Stephen Walker ' 82 Elaine Wang ' 82 Andy Ward ' 84 Karen Ward ' 82 John Warden ' 84 Greg Warner ' 82 Keary Warner ' 83 Terry Watson ' 83 Shelley Weaver ' 82 Stephanie Weaver ' 84 Barbara Weeks ' 83 Emily Weinstein ' 83 Matt Weiser ' 83 Bryan Welland ' 84 Kathleen Welland ' 83 Karen Welsh ' 83 Lori Welsh ' 83 Mark Welsh ' 83 Matt Welsh ' 82 Michele Weyer ' 82 Peter Whealen ' 83 Bob Whelan ' 82 Kim Whitaker ' 82 Paige Whitbeck ' 83 Kathleen Whiting ' 84 Chuck Whyte ' 83 Scott Whyte ' 82 Chris Wickboldt ' 83 Andy Wickens ' 84 Patrick Wickens ' 82 Tim Wickens ' 83 Karen Willcuts ' 84 Alison Williams ' 84 Christine Williams ' 83 John Williams ' 84 Kate Williams ' 82 Vance Williams ' 82 Leslie Williamson ' 84 Roger Williamson ' 84 Louise Willsey ' 82 165 LOWER CLASS Megaphones and Messages Cymbals clashed, pompons rustled and cheers of enthusiasm filled the air as stu- dents, determined to win the night ' s football game against California High School, gathered to show their sup- port. The sun glared down on Brass on the grass. At the opening of the Quad the rally band plays " All Right Now " to entertain the students. Mike Cutter conducted a few organized songs, but the band generally improvised its way through the lunchtime program. the students sprawled on the front lawn as they watched the spirit leaders perform their routines at the first of many lively noontime rallies. Not only did the rallies jazz up mundane lunch periods, but they also affected a team ' s performance. " Rallies get the spirit going for the game; then more people hear about it and we draw a bigger crowd that night, " commented Rally Commissioner Sally Le- werenz. Varsity football player Roy Erickson added, " I think the spirit rallies help my play better. It ' s nice to know that someone cares. " On a slightly different note, mandatory assemblies re- quired advanced planning, rearranged class schedules and, often, professional per- formers. A look behind the scenes revealed an eager Jan- ette Larsen, Programs Com- missioner, screening bands at talent agencies and examining reams of references. Janette ex- plained, " Everyone at school is going to see the performers I pick, so they had better be good! This year I ' d like to do something different like engaging a hypnotist. " However well planned they were, there was still contro- versy about assemblies. " I be- lieve the assemblies offer good educational experiences, com- mented English teacher Robert Jensen, " However, near the end of the year there are too many, and the students get restless and won ' t concen- trate. " Junior Matt Welsh re- marked, I like having shorter classes. At a school I attended in Colorado, all assemblies and rallies were after school, and mandatory. " Rallies and assemblies were refreshing additions to the te- dium of a normal schedule. Sally said, " Rallies give us a chance to show our pride. School isn ' t just for homework, you know! " Annette Wilson ' 84 Danielle Wilson ' 84 Jim Wilson ' 84 Kristie Wilson ' 84 Bryna Winchell ' 84 Jon Winchell ' 84 Patty Wing ' 84 Julie Wiseman ' 82 Tracy Wiseman ' 83 Byungkwan Woo ' 83 Leslie Wood ' 82 Vickie Wood ' 82 Dayna Woods ' 82 Mike Woolf ' 83 Randy Worsley ' 83 Tom Worthington ' 83 Tom Wright ' 83 Beverly Wulf ' 82 Diana Yallech ' 83 Lisa Yates ' 83 Rob Yeaman ' 84 Gordon Young ' 84 Mike Yturri ' 84 Lisa Zavala ' 83 Kristen Zensuis ' 82 Angie Zimmerman ' Skip Zimmerman ' 84 Julie Zygutis ' 83 f!EA » 166 LOWER CLASS Armed for victory. With arms outstretched, the sophomore class strains to win the yelling competition at the second rally of the year. Though they were disqualified for booing, most of the class remained enthusiastic and enjoyed the rest of the rally. A relative surprise. A smiling Dave Hunt reaches expectantly for what he thinks will be a kiss from a spirit leader at the October western rally. The spirit leaders played a prank on the football players, however and Dave found himself embracing his mother. The first steps. The spirit leaders march down the 500 " s hall on their way to the first noon rally. For most spirit rallies, the spirit leaders followed the band from the music rooms to the front lawn or to the Quad. The final trim. Students watch with interest as Mark Navone, Heidi Timkin, Mr. Robert Zimmerman and Mrs. Carol Stately cut a ribbon to officially open the Quad. Most of those who relaxed on the grass considered it an improvement over the hard cement of the old square. Not pictured: Bijan Paul Abbassi ' 84, John Anders ' 82, Juliane Babcock ' 82, Carolyn Baker ' 82, Barbara Bales ' 82, Leslie Ball ' 82, Jeff Bartling ' 82, Nancy Baughman ' 82, Bill Bell ' 82, Michael Bennett ' 83, Geoff Boodell ' 82, Doug Bradler ' 84, Stuart Bridges ' 82, Blake Byall ' 84, Graham Chaffee ' 82, Chris Chilcote ' 84, Tracy Cianci ' 82, Frank Colwell ' 83, Bruce Damon ' 83, Jan Darley ' 84, Richard Cameron Dasso ' 82, Matthew DeBisschop ' 83, Dalisay Delgado ' 82, Brooks Dickinson ' 82, Peter Dishong ' 82, Todd Doran ' 82, Edward Dunn ' 83, Keith Erickson ' 82, Mike Ewart ' 82, Peter Feldman ' 83, Todd Findley ' 82, Tim Finnerty ' 83, Puck Forslund ' 82, Grant Gabbard ' 82, Tina Gellespie ' 83, Andrew George ' 83, Timothy Geraghty ' 82, Linda Gerspen ' 82, Donald Giacoma ' 82, Michael Gollenbusch ' 83, Brant Good ' 82, Robert Gordon ' 84, Linda Green ' 84, Cesar Gronning ' 84, David Gustafson ' 82, Eric Hall ' 82, Douglas Hardy ' 84, Jim Hayes ' 82, Lanore Henry ' 82, Todd Hensley ' 83, Jim Holden ' 82, Brett Howard ' 83, Drew Huntley ' 84, Matthew Iskra ' 83, Barry Jacobs ' 84, Mark Jeffry ' 84, Sandy Junnarkar ' 84, Richard Kannry ' 82, James Kint ' 82, Eric Kruger ' 82, Dan Krummenacher ' 82, Jeff LaRossa ' 84, Raniah Lee ' 84, Matt Lewis ' 82, Robert Lewis ' 83, Robin Lewis ' 82, William Lewis ' 82, Pam Li ' 82, Peter Linn ' 82, Susan Lipson ' 82, Kevin Lynch ' 82, Robert McDonald ' 82, Peter Malmlof ' 82, Apryl Martin ' 82, Terry Mattox ' 83, Christina Marridis ' 82, Neil McAdam ' 82, Kent McKay ' 82, Chip McNeill ' 83, Scott McPhee ' 83, David Miller ' 83, Katie Miller ' 82, John Modersbach ' 84, Kurt Monser ' 84, Mike Morris ' 82, Terri Nelson ' 83, Bruce Nemanic ' 82, Fionn O ' Neill ' 82, Pete Paradero ' 82, Gina Pereyia ' 84, Colleen Perrin ' 83, Dave Perrin ' 82, Keith Peterson ' 84, Maria Polack ' 84, Mauricio Polack ' 82, James Ponsford ' 82, Joseph Praster ' 82, Marty Ray ' 82, Philip Ray ' 82, Robin Riris ' 83, Debby Rix ' 84, Sue Roberts ' 82, Scott Robinson ' 82, Pete Rogers ' 82, Angelina Rosario ' 83, Heather Ross ' 82, Irene Ross ' 82, Roger Ross ' 83, Gerrit Ross ' 82, Jay Ryder ' 82, Curt Schoelkopf ' 82, Craig Sevenson ' 83, Michael Shaw ' 83, Theresa Sherman ' 82, Tom Souza ' 82, Craig Tabor ' 83, Mike Tehan ' 84, Dean Tompson ' 84, Todd Tweedy ' 82, Matt Watson ' 82, Bill Watt ' 82, Scott Webber ' 84, Alan Willcuts ' 82, Steve Wood ' 82, Tom Zeman ' 82. 167 LOWER CLASS JEFF KEITH AIELLO Block A 2; Football 1,2; Track 1,3. TOM AINSWORTH CRAIG DENNIS ALLEN Block A 4; Football 1,3,4; Homecoming Court 3. CRAIG MITCHELL ANDERSON Blueprint 3; Drama Club 2,3,4; Stage Crew 3. FRAN K ANDREWS LISA ARAM (NOT PICTURED) ANTHONY ALEXANDER ASPINWALL AFS 4; Baseball 1,2; Basketball 1,2; Block A 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 3,4. SHELLEY ASTON MARK AVILA (NOT PICTURED) PAUL BACKOWSKI ROB CHRISTOPHER BAGGOT AFS 2,3; Block A 2,3,4; Tennis 1,2,3,4. TERRENCE BAKER CARL JOHN BALL CSF 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 4; French Club 4; Stage Crew 4; Track 1,4. LISA GRAY BANGS Transferred: New Trier East ' 78 AFS 2,3,4; Block A 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Blueprint 3,4; CSF 2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; German Club 2; Spanish Honorary 2,3,4; Swimming 2,3,4. STEPHEN BARRON (NOT PICTURED) JON FERDINAND BEERNINK Block A 1,3,4; Blood Drive 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1; Tennis 1,3,4. BRUCE BENNETT JOHN DALE BENNETT AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 2,3,4; Cross Country 3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4; Foreign Exchange Student 3; MAA Math 1,2,3,4; National Merit Finalist 4; Review Commission 2,3; Science Seminar 2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3; Speech Club 2,3,4; Student Board 4; Student Rep. 1; Tennis 2; Track 3; WASC Evaluation Committee 4. NICOLA MARY BERNARD A Cappella 4; AFS 1; Choir 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1; Fashion Show 1,2; Junior Volunteer 1,2,3; Operetta 4; Tennis 2. GONZALO ALBERTO BERROCAL AFS 4; Foreign Exchange Student 4; Soccer 4; Swimming 4. SHAWNNA LYNN BERTOLINA Dance Club 3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Home Ec. Club 4; Powderpuff 3; Swimming 1 . km iS 168 SENIORS The Final Countdown At last, our se- nior year — the fun! the thrills! the glory! . . . the ex- pense. Perhaps we entered our last year of high school with the security of $5- a-week allowances and $200 bank accounts, but by the time graduation rolled around, it was not unusual to find us flat broke. The gradual depletion of our financial resources began inno- cently enough with the College Board Examinations. One Achievement test sitting was $15, whether you took one, two or three tests. And a bout with the SAT ' s demanded an- other $12.50. If you felt so in- clined to go so far as the Advanced Placement exams, you faced a $32 fee. " I guess that ' s not unreasonable, " com- mented Janet Carminati. " The Educational Testing Service probably needs the money to process the tests and everthing. But I took an SAT class which really was too ex- pensive — almost $60, and I don ' t think it helped me at all. " Another cost which met a se- nior in September was the price of his senior portrait. The Image Works ' deluxe photo sit- ting amounted to a fairly rea- sonable $10, although you could have the minimum " yearbook " one for a measly $5. However, ordering a set of pictures, including 8 by 10 ' s, 5 by 7 ' s and wallet size required as much as $120. " That ' s ridic- ulous, " remarked Diane Cvetic. " I can go to Oregon for that much. " Perhaps the biggest expense facing seniors was the Senior Ball. Tickets were $50, but that was just the beginning. Al- though girls did have to buy their formal dresses, guys were the ones hardest hit. Tuxedo rental ranged anywhere from $40 to $80; a corsage was an- other $10, and transportation probably demanded at least a couple dollars more. Don Da- lenberg remarked, " I don ' t know if the Senior Ball is worth all that money. Sure, it is a lot of fun, but it ' s only for one eve- ning. And the next morning, you wake up broke. " Seniors incurred many other expenses over the year. Col- lege applications ran from $20 to $35 each; graduation an- nouncements were $25; cap and gown rental was $12, and the Senior All-Nighter was $30. But all these costs didn ' t really bother us, because they were such a necessary part of an en- joyable senior year. When we graduated in June, we may have been penniless, but we were smiling. Carded. In compliance with SAT identification regulations, Senior Ken Martin pulls out his student body card. To enter their assigned classrooms, students had to show both their SAT tickets and some form of identification. Write on the line. With only three weeks left before the lanuary 1 st deadline, Senior Lisa Bangs hurries to fill out the preliminary section of her Amherst application. Amherst required an application fee of $25. CRAIG STEWART BIGGART Football 1; Statisticians 1,2,3,4. JULIUS DAVID BILLETER AFS 4; Basketball 3,4; Block A 4; Cross Country 3; Drama Club 2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; German Club 1; Mixed Chorus 2; Stage Crew 2,3,4. RICHARD ALEX BIRO Block A 3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Soccer 2,3,4; Track 1,2. DEBORAH LYNN BISIO AFS 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; CSF 2; Junior Volunteer 2,3,4; Service Club 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4; Statisticians 1,2; Swimming 1,2,3,4. HEIDI BISSIG (NOT PICTURED JILL SUZANNE BLAKENEY A Cappella 4; Choir 1,2,3; Home Ec. Club 4; Operetta NANCY ANN BOAMAN German Club 1,2,3,4; Powderpuff 3; Yell Leader 2,4. 169 SENIORS Tune in Tomorrow Clued to the tube. Soap opera often became addicted to their series and rarely missed an episode. Promptly at 3:00 p.m., lenny Spalding focuses her attention on the T.V. for yet another half hour of the traumas of " Edge of Night " . Sneak preview. As she waits in the checkout line at Safeway, Rhonda Bucklin catches up on the latest happenings at the Ewing estate. Many " Dallas " stars appeared on magazine covers as interest in the identity of J.R. ' s assailant grew. " You don ' t mean to tell me Laura really likes Luke!?! No way! I think she and Scotty make a much better cou- ple. " Have you ever eaves- dropped on a conversa- tion like this and felt privileged because you had picked up a new piece of gossip? Wait — before you pass on the news, make sure that the conversa- tion you so slyly overheard concerned your peers and not the characters in one of the many soap operas like, " Gen- eral Hospital " or " All My Chil- dren. " More and more students have become addicted and joined the ranks of thousands of full-fledged soap opera fa- natics. Jane Morgan com- mented, " I usually watch ' General Hospital ' on my Beta-max when I get home from school. It ' s better to watch programs on the Beta- max because then you can cut out the commercials. " Another soap addict, Terry Davis, admitted, " I really don ' t mind being sick at home be- cause then I get to watch ' General Hospital ' and ' All My Children, ' my favorite soaps. " Underclassmen sometimes planned their schedules around their soaps, arranging free periods during their fa- vorite serials so they could race home and turn on the televi- sion. Susan Papini com- mented, " Every day during sixth period I go home to watch ' General Hospital ' ; when spe- cial episodes are on, I video tape the program for my friend, who doesn ' t have a free sixth period. " However, some people didn ' t get caught up in the soap opera craze and often de- emed them stupid. Paul Daly argued, " Soap operas are a waste of time. They re all alike and very unrealistic. Their only purpose is to show other people ' s problems; I don ' t need to know others ' problems when I have my own! " The newest type of soap opera was the nighttime serial, " Dal- las. " " Dallas " was one soap opera that attracted masses of viewers who tuned in every Friday night at 10:00 p.m. It re- ceived a great deal of publicity. " Dallas " T-shirts and " Who shot J.R. " buttons cropped up everywhere. Rhonda Bucklin admitted, " On those dull and dreary Friday nights, I don ' t mind staying home because " Dallas " is on! " Next time you quickly flash past one of those infamous soaps on the tube, Stop!! Be- fore you turn that dial take a look at " Ryan ' s Hope " or " One Life to Live, " you just might get hooked! What ' s better than a soap opera to spice up one oJ your hum-drum days! STACY ANNE BOBU Transferred: Germany ' 80 AFS 4; Dance Production 4. JULIA BOLSTAD GREGORY JAMES BOOT Band 1,2,3; Baseball 1; Football 1,2; Instrumental Music 1,2; Track 1,2,4; Wrestling 1. DANA BRADSHAW DOUGLAS BRAY COLLEEN CECILIA BRENNAN Gymnastics 2; Spanish Honorary 1; Track 1; Yell Leader 1. 170 SENIORS ANN BRIZENDINE ELISE LOMONT BROACH Transferred: England 78 AFS 2,3,4; AKLAN 3,4; CSF 2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 3; MAA Math 3; Spanish Honorary 2,3; Student Board 4. LISA ANNE BROKING Basketball 2,3,4; Block A 2,3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2; Statisticians 3,4; Volleyball 3 . BLAKE CHRISTIAN BROSSOIT ,_„.„,, AFS 2 3 4- Band 1,2,3,4; Football 1; French Club 2,3,4; Jazz Band 3,4; Rally Club 2,3,4; Rooting Club 2,3,4. LAUREL ELIZABETH HERMES BROWN A Cappella 3,4; AFS 1,2; All-State Band 4; Band 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; District Honor Band 3,4; District Honor Choir 3,4; French Club 2; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 2; Operetta 3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. CRYSTAL HELENE BRU AFS 1,3,4; Blood Drive 1; CSF 2; Dance Club U,3,4; Gymnastics 1; Junior Volunteer 1; Powderpuff 4; Rally Club 1; Spanish Honorary 1,3,4; Statisticians 1. BILL BRUZZONE JEFFREY DENNIS BUDA German Club 1,2; Radio club 4; Rooting Club 2,3,4; Water Polo 1. JANET LEE BURRIS . AFS 1,2,3,4; Band 3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Chess Club 1,2; French club 2,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4. BRENT ERNEST CAIN AFS 2,3; Block A 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Golf 1,2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 2,3; Medical Club 4; Spanish Honorary 2. STEVE CALLANDER (NOT PICTURED) STEVEN GORDON CARDIFF AFS 1,2; Block A 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Tennis 3,4. ELISA SUZANNE CARLSON AFS 1,2,3,4; C ross Country 1,2; Fashion Show 1,2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 1,2,3,4; Powderpuff 12,3,4; Statisticians 1,2. JANET LYNN CARMINATI A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3; Class Officer 2; CSF 1,2,3,4; Fashion Show 1,2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 1,2,3; Operetta 4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4. MARY MARGARET PATRICIA CARRUTHERS AFS 1,2; Block A 2,3; Blueprint 2,3,4; CSF 1,3; Gymnastics 2,3,4; Pom-pon Girl 3; Rally Club 4. STEPHANIE LOUISE CASPER A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 3,4; German Club X2,3; Home Ec. Club 1; Operetta 4; Service Club 3. JOHN CASSANI RUBEN A. CASTELON CSF 4; Football 1; Soccer 1,2; Spanish Honorary 2; Student Rep. 1. GEORGE CATAMBAY 171 SENIORS MICHELINE EMELIE CAUSING AFS 1; Block A 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 1,2; Gymnastics 1,2,3,4; Pom-pon Girl 4; Powderpuff 1,2,3; Rally club 4. CHRIS CAVALLO DEANNE MARIE CHAPMAN AFS 1,2,3; CSF 1,2,4; Football 1,3; German Club 1,2,3,4; Gymnastics 1,2; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Rooting Clubl. JACK STEPHEN CHAUVIN Baseball 1; Block A 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Junior Achievement 4. JOSEPH CHENG REBECCA LYN CHIAO Transferred: University Lake School ' 79 A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Choir 2,3; French Club 4; German Club 4; Vocal Music 2,3,4. BRENT CHRISTENSEN Wrestling 1,2,3,4. NELSON LEE CHRISTIANSON Chess Club 1; Junior Achievement 4; Radio Club 4. ANN VICTORIA CHRISTIE A Cappella 3,4; AFS 1,2,4; AKLAN 2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Honor Choir 3,4; German Club 1; Operetta 2,3,4; Student Rep. 3,4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. JOAN INYUL CHU Transferred: Redlands ' 80 AFS 4; Blood Drive 4; CSF 4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Spanish Honorary 4; Track 4. PAMELA CIANCI PEDRO COJUANGCO LAURA CONNER MADELINE CONNOR KRISTEN COOLIDGE ANTHONY CORSO Blood Drive 4. PERICLES HENRY CORTESSIS Choir 1; Football 1. SUSAN NICOLE COSSO AFS 1,2; Basketball 1,2,3; Block A 3; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2; Fashion Show 1,2; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Powderpuff 1,2; Softball 1; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4 172 SENIORS DAVID LLOYD COX AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Class Council 4; CSF 1,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 3; French Club 4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 1,2,3. DAVID GARRISON CRANE Basketball 1,2; Block A 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 1,2,3. MARTHA ROSE CROCKER Dance Club 3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Drama Club 3,4. MICHAEL KENNETH CROWLEY Blueprint 4; CSF 4; Science Seminar 3. MICHAEL L. CUTTER A Cappella 3,4; AFS 1,3; All-State Band 4; Band U,3,4; Choir 3,4; Choral Ensemble 4; Class Officer 2,3; District Honor Band 2,3,4; District Honor Choir 3,4; Drama Club 4; German Club 1; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Rally Band 3,4; Vocal Music 3,4. DIANE CVETIC Early Action When Ben Franklin said, " Never put off ' til tomorrow what you can do today, " he probably didn ' t have grad- uating early in mind, but those students who left high school early took his philoso- phy to heart. Life in college or out in the real world tempted Psyched up. Psychology, a class not offered at Acalanes, was available at Diablo Valley College. Comfortably seated on the floor, Kim Younker listens to her psychology instructor. students who felt closed in at Acalanes or who didn ' t want to wait around for the June 11th commencement. " I was sick of school, " stated Ann Maguire. " So I took night classes to get the credits I needed in order to get out of high school. " Andy Worthington mentioned, " I would have graduated last year, but I wasn ' t allowed to take sociology as a junior; I had to take it by correspondence. " The industrious few who elected to skip commencement rituals often had to take extra Night owl. Ann Maguire reads her textbook at her Tuesday night sociology class at DVC. Seniors could take care of many required classes by attending night school. Early exit. Rae Koenig talks with Mrs. Krpan to make an appointment with her counselor. Seniors who chose to graduate early had to meet with their counselors to see which classes and how many credits they needed. courses — by correspondence or at summer or night school — in order to meet graduation re- quirements. The " early birds " now had a world of opportunities and op- tions to cons ider. Whether they wanted to work full time, get a head start at college, or travel for awhile, the students were glad that they attended Acalanes for only seven semes- ters. " I knew I would miss the friends I had here, but I wanted to go to Europe with my sis- ter, " commented Ann. Andy remarked, " I ' m going to Northern Germany to study at the Goethe Institute. It will be hard, but it will be a cultural experience. " After considering the pluses and minuses of early gradua- tion, a few brave souls decided to leave high school in January. Rae Koenig explained, " I knew I ' d miss all of the end of the year activities, like the Senior Ball and the Senior All-Night. In the long run, it was worth it, because I got to have experi- ences that high school couldn ' t offer. " 173 SENIORS JOHN ULF DAHLGREN AFS 2; AKLAN 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Student Rep. 1,2; Track 1,2. JOHN DAILEY (NOT PICTURED) DONALD ERIC DALENBERG AFS 4; Block A 2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3; MAA Math 2,3,4; Student Rep. 3; Wrestling 1,2,3,4. HUONG THIEN DALY AFS 4; Chess Club 4; Science Seminar 4; Service Club 4; Spanish Honorary 4. MICHELLE ELAINE DALY Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 2,3; French Club 1,2,3; Gymnastics 1; Powderpuff 1,2,3; Softball 1,2; Track 1,2. ERICO DINIZ DA SILVA AFS 4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Foreign Exchange Student 4. MARTHA LYNN de CARBONEL A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2,3; Dance Club 2,3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Drama Club 1,2,3,4; Operetta 4; Service Club 3; Spanish Honorary 2,3; Speech Club 1; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. CHRISTINA JULIA DERBY AFS 3,4; Fashion Show 1; Home Ec. Club 1. CHARLES DREW DETHERO AFS 4; Chess Club 4; CSF 4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; French Club 4; MAA Math 3,4; Tennis 4. DINAH L. DETHERO AFS 3,4; Choir 4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Girl ' s Chorus 1,3. AINSLIE DEWAR (NOT PICTURED) VICKI LYNNE DHONT AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; CSF 1; Dance Club 1,2,3; Drama Club 1,2,3; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Powderpuff 1,2,3,4; Service Club 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4; Stage Crew 1,2; Track 1,2,3,4. MONICA DIAZ (NOT PICTURED) JAMES HAROLD DICKOW Homecoming Court 4; Soccer 1,2,3,4. DAVID ALAN DIRITO Block A 3; Instrumental Music 1; Tennis 1,2,3,4. MARK STEVEN DOSSA AFS 4; Band 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2; Instrumental Music 1; Junior Achievement 4; Spanish Honorary 2,4. LINDA DOWD GERALD M. DRESHFIELD AFS 1,2; Baseball Manager 1,2; Basketball Manager 1,2; Football Manager 2; German Club 1,2; Radio Club 3,4; Statisticians 1,2,3. SANDRA KAY DUDUM Basketball 2; Da nce Club 2,3; Dance Production 2; Fashion Show 2; French Club 3; Powderpuff 1,2,3; Statisticians 1,2; Tennis 1,2. KEVIN ANGUS DUNHAM AFS 3,4; Block A 3,4; French Club 2,4; Home Ec. Club 4; Rally Club 1,2,3,4; Swimming 1; Tennis 3,4; Water Polol. WILLIAM DURBROW fliTI 174 SENIORS Live and Lively Acid rock, mel- low rock, hard rock, punk rock, western, soul, jazz, new wave — they encompass all varieties of music from one end of the spectrum to the other. There was a type of music to suit every taste and a different con- cert to highlight every kind of music. The Doobie Brothers, the B- 52 ' s, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen were favorite con- cert musicians. Jill Siegmann reported, " I went to the Bruce Springsteen concert, which was a mixture of hard and mel- low rock. I liked those types of music because they created a rowdy or quiet mood, depend- ing on the song. Kim Whitaker commented, " I went to the B- 52 ' s concert and it was great! My friends and I streaked our hair, painted our fingernails black, dressed weird, and were just totally crazy! " The number of people in a group at a concert influenced the whole atmosphere of the outing. Jill pointed out, " It ' s best to go to a concert with a large group, about eight peo- ple, because then we can all be rowdy together. " Concertgoers usually had one favorite concert spot they liked to frequent for one reason or another. Transportation to these concert halls was gener- ally not a problem, since many students had access to cars. However, those without auto- mobiles could easily ride BART, which was open until midnight, every night. Barbara Weeks pointed out, " Concerts at the Oakland Coliseum were the most convenient since it was close to BART and I don ' t drive yet. " Just like everything else, the cost of concert tickets was in- fluenced by inflation. How- ever, most students found that if they really wanted to see the concert, they could scrounge or borrow $10.00 or so for a ticket. Jill admitted, " I had to borrow the money for a ticket to The Doobies ' concert from my mother. I paid her back by cleaning the pool three times. However, after hearing the concert, I knew that going into debt was definitely worth it! " No matter what your taste in music, country or punk, there was a band in the Bay Area which would play your favor- ite type of tunes. On stage. Fans clap enthusiastically as Bruce Springsteen jazzes up his performance with a stunt on his electric guitar. Many groups used bizarre ant ics to entertain the crowds. Strike up the band. Music fans swarm the Oakland Coliseum at one of the summer ' s two Day on the Green concerts. The hordes of fans got the benefits of both warm weather and Cheap Trick ' s music. BERT CHARLES ELLINGSON AFS 3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 2; German Club 3; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 1,2,3,4. RICHARD MICHAEL ESTELITA A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Art Club 4; Mixed Chorus 4; Vocal Music 4. JACKIE FEE Blood Drive 4; Drama Club 4; Gymnastics 4; Powderpuff 4; Spanish Honorary 2; Swimming 2; Tennis 1. CHRISTOPHER KELLY FENDER AFS 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blueprint 2,3,4; Class Council 1; Cross Country 1; CSF 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 2; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2; MAA Math 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Speech Club 2; Stage Crew 2; Student Board 4; Track 1,3,4. DANA LOUISE FILLINGER A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2,3; CSF 2; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 2,3,4; Drama Club 2; Fashion Show 2; Gymnastics 1,2,3,4; Homecoming Court 2; Operetta 4; Pom-pon Girl 3; Powderpuff 2,4; Rally Club 4; Rooting Club 3,4. LEIGH FLAHERTY (NOT PICTURED) SUZY FLETT 175 SENIORS LYNDA MAE FLORY AFS 2,3; Block A 1,2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 1; Spanish Honorary 2,3; Swimming 1,2,3,4. MARIANNE FOGLIA Block A 4; Dance Club 1,2,3; Dance Production 2,3; French Club 1,2; Junior Volunteer 1; Powderpuff 1,2,4; Softball 1,2,3,4. SUZANNE FORES AFS 3; Choir 1,2; Drama Club 1,2,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Powderpuff 3,4. SARAH FREELS (NOT PICTURED) JAMES LAWRENCE FREETHY Football 3; Wrestling 1,2,4. CHRISTINA GAIGALAS THOMAS LOWELL GARBER Baseball 1; Stage Crew 1,2,3,4. TAMARA ELIZABETH GARDNER AFS 4; Block A 1,3; Drama Club 2; Fashion Show 1; French Club 4; Gymnastics 1,4; Home Ec. Club 1. JAMES WILLIAM GARRISON AFS 1,2,3; Baseball 1; Cross Country 2. DOUGLAS MICHAEL GAUS Basketball 1,2; German Club 1; Golf 1; Stage Crew 1,2,3,4. Stand Up and Be Counted Tuesday, No- vember 4th — any other year it would have had very little significance, if any at all, but because this was an election year and the 4th fell on the first Tuesday in Novenber, it was dubbed Election Day. The election was everywhere — on billboards, in the news- Decision maker. John Lancaster emerges from the voting booth after marking his ballot. Those who were old enough to vote listened more carefully to election information because they knew that their vote really counted. paper, on t.v. and on the radio. It gradually filtered into our lives. Ten minute political com- mercials interrupted students ' favorite t.v. shows, and elec- tion procedures and forecasts dominated seniors ' govern- ment classes. " We discussed the best, and most accurate type of presidential poll and tried to find out what qualities a person needs to become a ca- pable leader, " said Gary Havas. Finally the day arrived — who would it be, Reagan or Carter? Would Anderson claim enough votes to throw the elec- tion off kilter? Voting booths opened at 8:00 a.m., and only time could provide the an- swers to the countless num- bers of questions being asked. One thing was for sure — it would be a close race, or so the pollsters predicted. Election results poured in from all corners of the U.S., from Rhode Island to Arizona. ABC, NBC, and CBS all began prematurely forecasting win- ners in an attempt to be the first network to announce the prob- able victor. By late afternoon Reagan led by a large margin as state after state handed their electoral votes to the Reagan administration. Just a few min- utes before seven o ' clock that evening, our time, Carter made his controversial conces- sion speech. " I think that Car- ter really blew it, " said Justin Fox. " He discouraged a lot of people from voting, and hurt the local Democrats running for office. Everyone knew who had won. So, without further ado we straggled off to bed, and de- cided that the morning paper could just as easily give us the final figures. We learned that Reagan had claimed 489 elec- toral votes, Anderson had clinched roughly 77c of the vote, and that Carter would serve out his term as a " lame duck. " Although most of us didn ' t actually step into the voting booth and mark a ballot, we were concerned with the many facets of the election. The out- come of the November 4th election would have a pro- found influence as we pre- pared to head out of school into the world. This president would determine the foreign policy and economic climate that would directly influence our existence. As Reagan was sworn in on January 20th, we realized that November 4th was a day that took on a great deal of significance. 176 SENIORS KAREN ELIZABETH GLADSON AFS 4; Block A 4; Fashion Show 3; Foreign Affairs Club 4- Foreign Exchange Student 2,3; German Club 4; Instrumental MusTc 1,2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 3; Operetta 2 3; Powderpuff 4; Service Club 4; Softball 1,4; Volleyball 1,2,3. JON GOESCHL THOMAS RYAN GOLL „ „ „ i v, i AFS 1 2,3; Cross Country 3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 4; Football 1; French Club 2,3,4; Track 1,3. ROBERT LEASE GONSER AFS 4; Block A 3,4; CSF 3,4; Drama Club 2; German Club 1,2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 1,2,3,4. MARGARET GORDON DOUGLAS EDWARD GRAFF AFS 4; Armchair Strategists 1,2,3; Baseball 4; Blueprint 3; Chess Club 1,2,4; French Club 4; MAA Math 2,3,4; Radio Club 3; Tennis 1,4. TOM GRALL (NOT PICTURED) GARY E. GRAY Football 2. PATRICIA DENISE GREENWOOD ,,___._,. AFS 1,4; AKLAN 2,3,4; Class Officer 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2; Dance Production 2; Fashion Show 2; French Club 2,4; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Powderpuff 1,2,4; Statisticians 1,2; Track 1. SUZANNE DANA GREUB AFS 1 2 3,4; Block A 1,2; Choir 1,2; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 3; Rally Club 1,2; Spanish Honorary 2,3; Swimming 1,2. WILLIAM JOHN GRIFFITH AFS 4; Baseball 1; Block A 4; Cross Country 3; Football 2; Tennis 2,4; Track 3. : BERTINA GROEPE ERON KENNETH GROMAN ,.,„„,_ . f . „ AFS 1 2 4; All-State Band 3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Block A 4; Cross Country 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Honor Band 3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 3,4; Operetta 4; Orchestra 4; Spanish Honorary 1,2. CHRISTOPHER PATRICK GROSSGART AFS 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 4; Cross Country 3; CSh 12 3 4; Drama Club 2,3,4; Drama Production 2,3,4; French Club 4; German Club 1,2,3,4. MIKE GULLY BEVERLY GUMUCIO (NOT PICTURED) ROXANNA MARIE GUST AVSON , c , AFS 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; French Club 1,2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 2,3,4; Powderpuff 1,4; Service Club 4. HYLIE ELIZABETH GUTHRIE Transferred: ' 79 JOANNA VAEHAIDICH Gymnastics 3,4; Powderpuff 1,2; Track 1. MIKE HALEY ,«.,,. l. 1 o a AFS 2,3; Block A 2,3,4; French Club 4; Track 1,2,4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4. 177 SENIORS VALERIE JOY HALL A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3; Cross Country 3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Diving 1,2; Drama Club 4; Foreign Exchange Student 3; German Club 1,2,3; Operetta 4. DOUGLAS LLOYD HAMILTON A Cappella 3,4; AFS 1,2,4; Block A 2,3,4; Choir 3,4; Class Officer 4; CSF 1,3,4; District Honor Choir 3,4; Homecoming Court 4; Operetta 3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Tennis 1,2,3,4; Vocal Music 3,4. JULIE ANN HANSEN AFS 1,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; French Club 2; Powderpuff 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3,4. RONALD WAYNE HANSEN AFS 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Block A 2,3,4; Blood Drive 3,4; CSF 1; Junior Volunteer 4; Rooting Club 1,2,3,4; Service Club 2,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2. WILLIAM NORRIS HARTSHORN Blood Drive 4; Cross Country 3,4; Soccer 1,2; Track 4. CHRISTIAN FREDERICK HAUSSER AFS 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Block A 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; CSF 3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Homecoming Court 2; Soccer 1,2,3,4. GARY PAUL HAVAS AFS 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 1,2,3; Stage Crew 1,2; Track 1. MARVIN DWAYNE HEILESON, JR. A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Choir 2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Honor Band 3,4; Drama Club 3; Foreign Affairs Club 2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 2; Mixed Chorus 2; Operetta 1,3,4; Orchestra 3; Rally Band 2,3,4; Vocal Music 2,3,4; Water Polo 2. CHARLES HENDERSON RONALD HENRICKSON TONY HENSLEY RACHEELE HERMANN (NOT PICTURED) EILEEN HESSION DAVE VINCENT HIDEN MICHELLE HIGHAM A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 4; Dance Club 3; District Honor Choir 3,4; Drama Club 2,3,4; French Club 3; Home Ec. Club 1; Operetta 4; Rooting Club 4; Vocal Music 4. STEWART HILL LINDA LEE HOCKENBERRY AFS 4; CSF 1,2,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; French Club 1,2,4; German Club 1,2; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 2; MAA Math 2; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Service Club 3,4. DONALD HODGSON SCOTT HOETKER (NOT PICTURED) LORI VITA HOFMANN AFS 1,2; Dance Club 1; Fashion Show 1,2; German Club 2,3; Home Ec. Club 1; Junior Volunteer 1. 178 SENIORS RON HOLBROOK LORI ANNE HOLIT A Cappella 4; AFS 3,4; Block A 1; Choir 1,2,4; Class Officer 3; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 2,3,4; District Honor Choir 4; Drama Club 3,4; German Club 2,3,4; Gymnastics 1,2,4; Operetta 4; Powderpuff 1,2; Rooting Club 4; Statisticians 1; Vocal Music 1,2,4. GREGORY HOLLEY Academic Decathlon 4; AFS 1,4; Armchair Strategists 2,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 2,3,4; MAA Math 2,3,4. JENNIFER LOUISE HOOTS AFS 3; Block A 2,3,4; CSF 2,3,4; Dance Club 1; Fashion Show 1; Home Ec. Club 1; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Service Club 2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4. UNA MARIA HOPKINS AFS 2; Blood Drive 4. LINDA HOULSTON (NOT PICTURED) LIANE A. HULL Blueprint 2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4; Speech Club 2,3,4; Statisticians 1; Student Rep. Flights of Fantasy After a while Monday Night Football or even the sixth re-run of a Brady Bunch epi- sode ceased to be exciting. In- stead, some people got involved in one of America ' s fastest growing games — Dun- geons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons (or D and D as it was more often called) was a game for all ages; sex and physical capability were not factors. Combining the strategies of chess and the time and involvement of Mo- nopoly, D and D provided hours of entertainment for stu- dents on weeknights and weekends. Mike Bachman ex- plained, " I ' ve spent whole weekends playing D and D. Starting on Friday afternoon, we usually played nonstop un- til Saturday or Sunday, maybe breaking for food and rest once in a while. It doesn ' t seem like a long time, though, because the game moves so fast. " The game was played pri- marily in one ' s mind, but play- ers also used tiny lead figures and graph paper. At the start of the game, a roll of the die deter- mined the race of each player. Races included dwarfs, elves, gnomes, half-elves, halflings, halforcs, and humans. Each race had its own advantages and disadvantages, but the hu- mans were the strongest and most skillful fighters. The game dealt with raising one ' s character to the highest level possible. Each level deter- mined the wealth and strength that the character could attain. A character advanced by chal- lenging monsters (dragons) to fight; and winning a battle meant receiving treasures and reaching a higher level. Once a character had beaten a mon- ster, stronger, more challeng- ing monsters arose, and defeating them meant still more treasure. A higher level also meant that one ' s character was more powerful. Eli Ateljevich, who played the game often, mentioned, " The game could get very com- plicated, and it took months of play to get really good. The best way to learn was to just get involved in a game and pick it up from there. " One of the main differences between this game and others, was that Dungeons and Dra- gons never ended with a defi- nite winner or loser; the game simply terminated when the players wanted to stop, usually when a character reached such a high level that losing a battle was impossible. Getting involved in D and D meant transforming oneself into his particular character to get the full enjoyment and ex- citement of the game. Despite the many hours and dedication needed to play, students seemed to keep coming back to the game. They played again and again, and also brought friends with them, players eager to learn and take on the challenges of Dungeons and Dragons. Controlling factor. Eli Ateljevich, the Dungeon Master, rolls the twenty-sided die to determine the fate of the players passing through the dungeon. Dungeon Masters used a |udge ' s shield, die, reference books and graph paper to plot the movements of their players. In the action. In a game that lasted an entire weekend, Bret Howard, Derek Holley, Eli Ateljevich, and Steve Hallsted play D and D. It was common for games to last for days, even if it meant lost sleep and missed meals for the players. 179 SENIORS DAVID FREDERICK HUNT Block A 1,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Golf 1,4; Softball 4. KATHY ELAINE HUNTER .,„.,„ A Cappella 3,4; AFS 2,3; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; Dance Club 2,3; District Honor Choir 4; Drama Club 4; Operetta 3,4; Powderpuff 4; Speech Club 4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. RICHARD P. HUNTLEY AFS 1,3,4; CSF 3; German Club 1. JEFFERY CARL HYDE A Cappella 3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Choir 1; District Honor Choir 4; Fashion Show 3; German Club 1,2; Jazz Band 3,4; Mixed Chorus 2; Operetta 3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 1,2,3,4. STEVEN LEE IRIKI „ „ , Armchair Strategists 1,2,3,4; Chess Club 2; CSF 2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4; German Club 1; MAA Math 2. PETER LINDSEY ISOLA AFS 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,3; Block A 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Blueprint 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 1,4. SHANNON JACKSON MELISSA JACOBS Band 2; Blueprint 3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 2,3,4. MIKE JEFFREY STEVE JENSEN , n Basketball 1; Block A 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2. ANITA JOG Dance Club 3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Junior Volunteer 2,3,4; Speech Club 4; Student Rep. 2,3; Yell Leader 2. DEBBIE N. JONES AFS 2,3; Block A 1,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Fashion Show 3; Home Ec. Club 3; Service Club 2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,4. PREETI KUMARI JUNNARKAR Transferred: France ' 78 AFS 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Blueprint 2; Cross Country 3; CSF 3,4; Junior Volunteer 1; MAA Math 3,4. KRISTIN MARY KAMIAN Choir 1,2; CSF 1,3; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1. THOMAS PETER KARANASOS Band 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 3,4; Orchestra 4; Rally Band 3,4. SUSAN ELLEN KARL CSF 1,3; Dance Club 3,4; Dance Production 3; Tennis 2,3. ELIZABETH R. KAUFMAN AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 4; Blueprint 3; Class Council 1,2,3; Cross Country 2; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1; Home Ec. Club 1; Powderpuff 1; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Statisticians 3; Tennis 3; Track 1,2. MICHELLE MARIE KEEFE A Cappella 4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2,3; Drama Club 4; Operetta 4; Powderpuff 4; Rooting Club 1,2; Softball 2; Speech Club 4; Track 4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2. 180 SENIORS Instant Instigators Down to earth. To amuse spectators, rushed to his head, lack quickly lack Chauvin hangs upside-down from a returned to a standing position, tree in the Quad. When the blood together? John Marlowe. Mike Gully. Dave Crane. John Lan- caster. Should these names be grouped Do these people have something in common? If you ' re observant, you might call them rowdy. If your ' re per- ceptive, you might call them troublemakers. You know, the guys who interrupt class with an untimely joke, or maybe an argument about a grade. They ' re the ones. With seven classes to a school day, you couldn ' t just sit and learn all day; you had to have some fun. " Chorus could get a little dull sometimes, " re- marked John Marlowe. " So I liked to break up the monotony with a joke or something that was really off the wall. " Mike Gully enjoyed another aspect of diverting attention from stud- ies. " I really liked to talk back to the teachers, " he said. " I wanted to see just how far I could get before I got a free pass to Mr. Piercy ' s office. It ' s funny; teachers like kids when they ' re sma rt and kick ' em out when they ' re too smart. " Probably the best way to anger school officials was to hassle the referees during bas- ketball games. Despite losing a large contingence, the JGMFC Ooe Garr Memorial Fan Club) was just as loud as ever, al- though sometimes a little too wild. Dave Crane concluded, " People just enjoyed creating trouble. " Another way to have some fun was to make too much noise in the library. John Lan- caster was great at that. He ' d been thrown out so many times that it stopped affecting him. " I didn ' t go in there to make noise, " he explained. " It just seemed to turn out that way. " If you weren ' t causing the trouble, the people around you who were, probably provided a large part of your fun for the day. High hurdles. Despite Mrs. Butler ' s warnings that he would be thrown out of the library, lohn Lancaster accepts the dare and leaps over the central filing cabinet. Mrs. Butler kept her promise, and |ohn was asked to leave. PATRICIA FLANAGAN KENNEY AFS 1,2,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 3,4; CSF 3,4; French Club 2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Instrumental Music 2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 4; Medical Club 4; Operetta 3,4; Orchestra 3,4; Service Club 3,4; Vocal Music 1,2. RANDY KENYON (NOT PICTURED) DAVE ROCKWELL KERR (NOT PICTURED Transferred: Webb ' 80 AFS 4; Basketball 4; Blood Drive 4; German Club 4; Radio Club 4; Rooting Club 4. PETER FRANCIS KEYSER Block A 3,4; Cross Country 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Tennis 4; Track 2,3. MICHELLE YVONNE KIEFER AFS 1,2; Choir 1,2; Dance Club 1,2; Dance Production 2; Drama Club 3,4; French Club 1,2,3; Powderpuff 1,2. KELLY K1KKERT (NOT PICTURED) Band 1; Block A 4; Blood Drive 4; Football Spotter 1,2,3,4; German Club 1; Tennis 4; Wrestling 3,4. JEFFREY B. KIRSCHENBAUM Blueprint 4; German Club 1,2,3,4. GRETCHEN AMELIA KLEIN A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 2,3,4; Diving 1; Foreign Affairs Club 3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Golf 1; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 4; Track 1; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. NINA KLINE SEN|QRS 181 DENNIS JAMES KLUM AFS 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 4; Track 4. MICHAEL BROOKS KOENIG German Club 1,2; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Radio Club 3; Stage Crew 4. RAE MARIE KOENIG AFS 1; Fashion Show 3; Foreign Affairs Club 2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 3; Junior Volunteer 2,3. MARYBETH KOSTYRKA AFS 1,2,3,4; Fashion Show 2; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4. JOHN STEWART LANCASTER AFS 1,2,3; Band 1; Block A 2,3,4; Drama Club 2,3,4; Rooting Club 2,3,4; Soccer 1,2; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Track 1,2,3,4. ANNE MARIE LARSEN AFS 3,4; Blueprint 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,4; Foreign affairs Club 1; Junior Volunteer 3; Spanish Honorary 2,3; Student Rep. 3. JEFF A. LEHMANN CSF 2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Radio Club 3; Science Seminar 3,4. JEFF EUGENE LEHMKUHL Transferred: Malibu ' 79 MARGARET LEMKE Small Wonders What ' s the best selling book of all time? When is Amy Carter ' s birthday? Who was John Travolta ' s leading lady in " Urban Cowboy " ? If you are among the growing number of trivia buffs, you probably know the answers to these questions. But chances are, you ' ve never even stopped to think about the fol- lowing facts: According to Mrs. Ford ' s calculations, there are eleven thousand, two hundred and forty-six books in the library. Students who bought their lunches regularly were familiar with the zombies, pizzas, and salads served up daily. But only a true gourmand would know that the cafeteria got its meat from the Walnut Creek Meat Company. Mr. Fee had a tatoo of a pea- cock sitting on a moon embla- zoned on his right arm. Everybody has eaten lunch in the Quad. But few people realized that it took about eight hundred rolls of sod to make the new lawn. There were eight hundred and one lockers in the girl ' s locker room. Have you ever noticed those little nails that hold the benches together? There were one hundred and twenty-six of them in Junior Hall. All English students will well remember hours spent la- boring over book reports and essays. The average sheet of binder paper that these assign- ments were written on had thirty-four lines. The pencil sharpeners in- stalled in each and every class- room had six holes in them to accommodate six different sizes of pencils. Nearly everybody carried their blue-and-white student body cards to games and dances, but few knew that this handy scrap of paper measured exactly three by two and one-sixteenth inches, just a smidgen bigger than the av- erage credit card. Juniors enrolled in Mrs. Alsterlind ' s American History course may have been in- terested to know that in their textbook, The American Experi- ence, there were sixty-six maps. What did Mr. Warren, Mr. Jensen, Mr. King, and Mr. Penrose all have in common? Not only were they all teachers here at school, but in addition, they all bore the first name of Robert. If you had made a hobby of reading the American Heritage Dictionary, you would have known that the last word in it was " zygote. " You thought you knew it all, huh? Well, now you can honestly say that you know everything that you ' ll ever want to know about your school! 182 SENIORS DAVID ALBERT LETCHER CSF 2,3; Operetta 1; Spanish Honorary 2; Vocal Music 1. MARGARET ANN LEVINE AFS 1; Choir 1,2; Drama Club 2; Foreign Affairs Club 2,3; Gymnastics 1; Junior Volunteer 2,3,4; Medical Club 2; Rally Club 1; Service Club 2. MICHAEL D. LEVY AFS 1; Cross Country 1,2; Track 1,2,3. MARY THERESA LI (NOT PICTURED) A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Honor Choir 4; French Club 4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Service Club 2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 3,4; Swimming 2,3; Track 3; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. JULIAN CALLEJAS LIM, JR. Band 2,3,4; District Honor Band 3,4; Football 2; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 4; Orchestra 3,4; Rally Club 3,4; Rally Band 2,3,4; Statisticians 3. KATHY LYNN LINDORFER AFS 4; Fashion Show 3,4; Home Ec. Club 3,4. ANDREA CAROLE LINDSTROM AFS 1,4; CSF 1,2,4; Dance Club 1,2; Dance Production 2; French Club 2,4; Homecoming Court 1; Powderpuff 1,2,4; Statisticians 3,4; Track 1. KRIS RICHARD LINGELSER AFS 1; Block A 3,4; Cross Country 2,3; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Track 2,3,4. MATT M. LOAR AFS 1,3; Armchair Strategists 2; CSF 1,2,3,4, Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 2,3; Medical Club 2; Science Seminar 2,3,4. MARK BRADY LOCKER AFS 2,3; Baseball 1,3,4; Basketball 1,2; Block A 4; German Club 2,3; Golf 2. Window works. After fourth period, a group of seniors filters into the Quad. The 1 04 windows along Senior Hall not only allowed light into the corridor, but also provided shelter on rainy days. Fenced in. The major contributions of iron fencing to the school grounds were rarely appreciated. The 59,824 square feet of it spread out over the campus weighed 83,1 92 pounds and were valued at $60,207. Lunch lineup. A string of students lines the edges of the Quad during the noontime break. The benches, which were sturdily built, could accommodate a total of 306 people. 183 SENIORS Rank Has Its Privileges Easy exit. During her tree sixth period, Julie Sussman writes a note excusing herself from Health for a doctor ' s appointment. As spring arrived, more and more students wrote their own notes. A You wake up and find out that your alarm clock didn ' t go off and it ' s already five minutes to eight on a Tuesday morning. You hop out of bed and pull on the first pair of pants you can get your hands on. You scurry around the house picking up your books and a pop-tart, hoping to get to Physio on time. When you fi- nally make it to school, it is ten after eight, and another tardy will surely ruin your grade. Just then you remember that you ' re now 18; you can write a note to excuse yourself. When a person turned 18 he was a legal adult. Adult stu- dents, though, were still re- quired to have forms signed by their parents giving them per- mission to write their own not- es. " Although I am under my parents ' guardianship, now that I am 18 and can vote and make other decisions on my own, I feel I should be able to Noteworthy return. Clint Williams gives Mrs. Grant a note excusing himself for being sick the day before. The attendance office kept a record of which students could be allowed to write their own notes. write my own notes without the consent of my parents, " said Mike Levy. The necessity of keeping parents informed as to what their children were doing was the major reason for the exis- tence of the form. Matt Loughran-Smith commented, " I don ' t think that being able to write my own notes led me to missing class more often. Since my mother left for work at 7:30, it was a real hassle to get a note from her in the morning. Being able to write my own notes made everything easier. " As you leave McDonald ' s at lunch, you have 15 minutes to get back to school and into your fifth row seat in Spanish. Plenty of time, right? On the way back your car sputters and dies; horrified, you look down at your gas gauge — your tank has run dry. It ' s about two miles to school and you decide to run, hoping to make it back in time. As you enter the park- ing lot, the second bell rings and you are late. Again the thought of writing your own note hits you; you quickly jot down a note and sign your name. There, you ' ve just got- ten out of another tardy! You ' re 18; it ' s as simple as that. BARBARA LONG Dance Club 1,2; Fashion Show 1,2; Powderpuff 1,4; Spanish Honorary 3; Track 4. MATTHEW LOUGHRAN-SMITH AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,4. KAREN LYNN LOVTANG Block A 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Fashion Show 1,2; Home E Club 1,2; Junior Achievement 4; Powderpuff 2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1; Statisticians 1,2; Student Rep. Swimming 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3,4. DANIEL THOMAS LUCAS Block A 3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Soccer 1; Tennis 1; Track 2,3,4. STEPHEN RANDALL LUCIDO AFS 1,2; Baseball 1; Choir 1; Radio Club 3,4. MICHAEL ROSS MACDONALD AFS 1; Blood Drive 3; Cross Country 3; German Club 1,2. 184 SENIORS fi if DAVID LEE MAGGARD, JR. AFS 2; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 2; Track 1,2,3,4. ANN MAGUIRE CYNTHIA MANSURIAN Drama Club 3,4. JOHN WILLIAM MARLOWE A Cappella 3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Choir 3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; Drama Club 3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 3,4; Vocal Music 3,4. KENDALL M.MARTIN AFS 2; Block A 4; Radio Club 3,4; Track 1,2,3,4. EUGENE MARTINELLI KRISTEN MATTHAEUS SUSAN KATHLEEN MAYNE AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1; MAA Math 2,3,4; Powderpuff 1,2,3,4; Rally Club 1; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4; Statisticians 1,2,3,4; Student Body Secretary 4; Tennis 1,2,3,4. ARTHUR HAMILTON McCAIN (NOT PICTURED) PETER EDWARD McCLAFFERTY Transferred: Palos Verdes High School 79 A Cappella 3,4; Block A 3,4; Choir 3,4; District Honor Choir 4; Drama Club 3,4; French Club 4; Mixed Chorus 3,4; Operetta 3,4; Rooting Club 4; Spanish Honorary 3; Student Board 4; Swimming 3,4; Vocal Music 3,4. SARA ELIZABETH McCOMBS A Cappella 4; AFS 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2; Dance Production 2; Drama Club 2,3,4; Fashion Show 1; Operetta 4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. SHARON ANN McCORMICK AFS 4; Dance Club 3; Dance Production 3; Swimming 1,2,3. IAN ALAN McDONALD AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 2,3,4; Block A 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2; MAA Math 1,2,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 1,2,3,4. RICHARD REED McDONALD Block A 3,4; Cross Country 2,4; CSF 1; Track 1,2,3,4. THERESE ALINE McDONALD AFS 4; German Club 2,3,4; Softball 1. KATHLEEN ELIZABETH McFETRIDGE Block A 1,2,3,4; Gymnastics 1,2,3,4; Junior Achievement 4; Powderpuff 4. DONALD B. McGLAMERY, JR. AFS 1; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2. LISA GAIL McINTYRE AFS 1,2; Band 1; Block A 3; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Tennis 2,3. KATHLEEN A. McNEILL AFS 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 2,3,4; CSF 3; Powderpuff 1,2,3; Softball 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 2,3; Student Rep. 3; Volleyball 1,2,3,4. 185 SENIORS IAN ALAN McRAE AKLAN 2,4; Block A 2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3. CYNTHIA ANNE MEADOR AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 3,4; Class Council 4; CSF 1,3,4; NCTE Nominee 3; Powderpuff 2,3,4; Rally Club 1,2,3; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Statisticians 1. VEREASE MEYER BUZZY MILLER TODD K. MILLICK AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 2; Blood Drive 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2; Science Seminar 2,3; Student Rep. 1 . MARGARITA ELENA MILLS AFS 1,2,4; AKLAN 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Class Council 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Fashion Show 1; French Club 4; Home Ec. Club 1; NCTE Nominee 3; Powderpuff 1,2,3; Softball 1. DON MINNS VICKI LYNNE MONDLOCH Transferred: Rolling Hills ' 79 Dance Club 4; Dance Production 4; Drama Club 1; Student Rep. 1; Track 1. CINDY MONROE JEFF MOORE (NOT PICTURED) MATTHEW MORAN MOLLY MARY MORAN Block A 1,2,3,4; CSF 3; Fashion Show 1,2,3; Gymnastics 3; Home Ec. Club 1,2,3; Powderpuff 1,2 Spanish Honorary 1,2,3; Tennis 1,2,3,4. THOMAS WILLIAM MORGAN AFS 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 2,3,4; Choir 1; Football 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 1,2. ANNETTE DENISE MORRIS Choir 1; Dance Club 1; Fashion Show 2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 2,3,4. JEFF MORRIS KIMBERELY ROBIN MORRIS Dance Club 4; Dance Production 4. TODD WILLIAM MORRISH A Cappella 3,4; AFS 2,3,4; Band 1,2,3; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,3,4; Choral Ensemble 4; CSF 1,2,4; District Honor Choir 3,4; German Club 1,2,3 ,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3; Operetta 3,4; Rally Band 1,2; Rooting Club 1,2; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Student Board 4; Tennis 1,2,3,4; Vocal Music 1,3,4. NUSHIN MOST AF AVI JOHN P. MURPHY AFS 2,3,4; Art Club 3; Chess Club 4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Radio Club 3; Science Seminar 3. 186 SENIORS SEAN MURRAY MARK A. NAVONE Block A 1,2,3; Class Council 1; Class Officer 1 ,2,3; Drama Club 1,2; Football 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Service Club 1,2; Speech Club 1,2; Stage Crew 1,2; Student Board 4; Student Rep. 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3,4. KAREN SEVERANCE NELSON AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 2; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2; Fashion Show 1; Home Ec. Club 1; MAA Math 1,2,3,4; Powderpuff 1,2; Rallv Club 1; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4; Statisticians 2,3; Student Rep. 1,2,3; Swimming 1,2,3,4. LAURA VICKROY NELSON A Cappella 3,4; AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 2,3,4; Class Officer 3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2; Foreign Affairs Club 1; German Club 1,2; Homecoming Court 4; MAA Math 2,3,4; Operetta 3,4; Rally Board 4; Review Commission 3; Student Rep. 2; Tennis 1,2; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. LORIE LYNN NELSON AFS 1,2; Block A 3; Dance Club 4; Diving 3; Gymnastics 1,2,3; Powderpuff 4; Statisticians 3; Swimming 1. MARK BARTON NELSON CSF 3,4; Drama Club 4; French Club 2; Golf 2; Soccer 1,2. A Day in the Life Any outsider passing through 9:50 Acalanes ' halls be- tween classes is 10:00- met with a huge mass of bodies. That mass slowly begins to blend into one type of individual. The 1600 10:50- people melt and mold into one person known as the " typical Acalanes student. " But what happens during a day in the 11:45- life of this rare species? 6:58 — rise from bed and jump into the shower. 7:10— dry hair and put on 12:20- jeans and an IZOD shirt. 7:15 — have a bowl of Rice Kris- 1:15- pies or Special K and scan the newspaper if you have a Blackmur government test. 2:10- 7:40 — brush teeth with Crest toothpaste. 7:45 — catch carpool. 8:00 — first bell rings, proceed to College Comp. where 2:30 - you spend the period analyzing sentence 5:15- structure. 5:30- 8:55 — proceed to Government where you take a test on 6:30 - the Legislative Branch and answer the bonus question correctly (after 7:30- having read the news- paper this morning). -brunch, spend 35e on a zombie. -time for Physio, spend the period reviewing a study guide on bones of the human body. -head up to room 506 for ACappella. Rehearse Christmas songs for the Winter Concert. -lunch, out to Kaffee Bar- bara with some friends for a sandwich and a Brazilian Mocha Float. -still at Kaffee Barbara because you have a free 5th period. -back at school for 6th pe- riod photography. Use the period to snap some pictures outside. -load your books in your backpack, close your locker and head home because you don ' t have a 7th period. -go to your afterschool job. -head home from work. -read Government pages 234-246. -eat dinner with your family: steak, baked po- tato, salad and milk. -relax unless you have a Physio test tomorrow, or a theme comparison paper due. 11:00 — lights out. Time to rest up for another typical day in the life of an Aca- lanes student. Representative sample. On a typical Acalanes afternoon, the Quad teems with hordes of students. On sunny days, students sit in the Quad and listen to music, but on rainy days they fill the covered halls and the cafeteria. 187 SENIORS THOMAS WALTER NEVINS AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Class Council 2,3; German Club 1,2,3,4; Tennis 3,4. ALAN NEWELL MARIANNE RITA NICCUM Dance Club 1; Drama Club 2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Junior Achievement 4; Statisticians 1. AMY KATE NIELSEN AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Powderpuff 4; Softball 2,3,4; Statisticians 3; Swimming 3. CYNTHIA ANN NORTHINGTON Drama Club 1; Rooting Club 1,2; Softball 1; Statisticians 1,2,3. MARGARET ANN O ' DEA A Cappella 4; AFS 1,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2; Dance Production 2; Foreign Exchange Student 3; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; MAA Math 3; Operetta 2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Powderpuff 1,2,3,4; Rally Club 3; Track 1,2; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4; Yell Leader 1,3. Stuck on it. During their free sixth period, Chris Sena and Sheehan Verner relax and enjoy a Dr. Pepper on a car that publicizes U.C. Davis. Cars in the parking lot bore a variety of college stickers. A step up. Molly Moran and Susan Cosso walk around the U.C. Santa Barbara campus to get a feel for the college atmosphere. Many students visited campuses to get the flavor of various colleges as they decided where to apply. Influential attire. Many students wore articles of clothing that advertised the colleges of their choice or just made them feel smart during a hard test. Bob Conser wears his Stanford sweatshirt while he relaxes in the Quad during sixth period. Yes, There ' s Life After High School As the end of our high school year drew near, we eagerly peered into the mailbox, awaiting the day when we would find our college accep- tance slip resting there. We be- came overly aware of what life would bring us in the following years, and we realized the im- portance of furthering our edu- cation. Filling out college applica- tions and writing personal es- says took up most of our free time. Many students found the essay to be the most compli- cated part of the application. Tom Tamura commented, " The essay was the hardest part of the form because you didn ' t know what to write. You didn ' t want to write too much because they would think that you were bragging, but you wanted to write enough so that they thought you were worth their while. " Preparation for college started early for many stu- dents. Some other students, however, were willing to wait until the last moment to take the necessary tests and courses. " I started preparing to go to a University my freshmen year, " said Don McGlamery. " I took a lot of sophomore classes when I was in ninth grade. I also realized that I needed to get good grades to make it into the University of my choice. " Laleh Quinn added, " I didn ' t realize until this year how im- portant my grades really were. I didn ' t do too much preparing during my first few years in high school. " Adjusting to being a fresh- man again would be a difficult experience for many seniors, but most of them were looking forward to college life: the in- dependence, the challenge and the new friends. 188 SENIORS ESQ KATHLEEN ANN OLSON AFS 2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 2; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3; Swimming 1,2. BOANN A. O ' NEILL A Cappella 4; Choir 1,2,3; Diving 1; Operetta 4. GREGORY RALPH ONG Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Chess Club 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 1; CSF 2,3; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2; Wrestling 1,2. SCOTT ALLEN OPPERMAN Blood Drive 4; Choir 1; CSF 3; French Club 1,2; Operetta 1; Science Seminar 3. GRANT EDWARD PALMER AFS 1,3; Block A 2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; German Club 1; MAA Math 3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 4. PHILLIP WALTZ PALMER Transferred: North Carolina ' 80 AKLAN 4; Soccer 4. VICKI PALMROSE (NOT PICTURED) ANDREW PALSAK DANA LYNNE PANFILI AFS 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 1,2; CSF 1,2,3,4; Homecoming Court 4; Powderpuff 1,2,3,4; Softball 2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3; Track 1; Volleyball 4. SUSAN PAPINI . Blood Drive 4; Dance Club 1,2; Fashion Show 1; Powderpuff 1,3; Rooting Club 1; Yell Leader 2,3. GAYLE CAMPBELL PARKER A Cappella 4; Basketball 1,2; Block A 4; Choir 4; Class Council 4; Class Officer 4; Cross Country 2 3,4, German Club 1; Operetta 4; Powderpuff 4; Softball 1,2; Swimming 1; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. LINDA RAE PARRETT Dance Club 3; Dance Production 3; Homecoming Court 4; Pom-pon Girl 4; Rooting Club 4; Track 1,2; Yell Leader 2. GEORGE R. PASTOR AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 3; CSF 3,4; German Club 3; Rooting Club 3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3; Student Rep. 2,3; Track 1,2,4. PHILIP AARON PAVLIGER Band 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 2; District Honor Band 3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 1,2,3,4; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Rally Band 1,2,3,4. KRISTINE LYNN PENNIMAN A Cappella 4; AFS 2,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 2,3; Drama Club 2,3,4; Fashion Show 3; Foreign Affairs Club 4; German Club 1,2,4; Home Ec. Club 3; Junior Volunteer 2,3,4; Operetta 4; Rooting Club 4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. JAMES PEPPER (NOT PICTURED) MORENA MARITZA PEREZ Choir 2; Fashion Show 3. BRUCE CHRISTOPHER PERRY Basketball 1,2; Block A 1,2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4, Water Polo 1,2,3,4. LINDA GAY PERRY AFS 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3; Dance Production 1,2,3,4; District Health Commission 1,2,3,4; Diving 1,2; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2; French Club 3,4; German Club 1,2; Vocal Music 1,2. TAMMY LYNN PERRY AFS 2,4; Blood Drive 4; French Club 1,2,4; Rally Club 189 SENIORS Through Thick and Thin Light lunch. Salads and soups were typical lunches for the students who didn ' t want a filling meal. In the last minutes of the noon break, Kathleen Whiting and Diane Bischl quickly finish their green salads. I ' ve got to have a bite of that scrumptious look- ing sundae. My stomach feels like a bottomless pit; that one bite would surely suppress my hunger pangs. All day I ' ve been so good and I haven ' t cheated . . . Just one nibble of vanilla ice cream, with choco- late syrup, a tablespoon of whipped cream and a half of a nut. Let ' s see . . . That ' s only about sixty-two calories. If I do fifty jumping jacks right after I eat it I might not gain any weight. No! I ' m going to be strong; I refuse to eat any of that junk. Boy, will my friends be jealous when they see the slender new me! The dieting trend was upon us; teenagers suppressed the urge to nibble on chocolate chip cookies and opted, in- stead, for crunchy celery sticks. Meg O ' Dea said, " Our society stresses slimness. Many girls seem to think they can never be too skinny. So, they very often resort to dieting. " There are many diets these days, from fad diets right up to Scarsdale. Those days of M M ' s, cheese cake and quiche were over; strictly planned meals from special diet pamphlets were prepared, instead. For health reasons, these diets usually stressed a limit to the amount of time you could stick to them. " Two weeks was the maximum time a person could spend on the Scarsdale diet. According to Scarsdale statistics, the dieter could lose up to twenty pounds, " added Meg. " It was reassuring to know that such a weight loss could occur in a short amount of time. " The quantity of junk food around was extremely tempt- ing to a devout dieter. Mara Kimmel commented, " I see junk food everywhere. It can ' t be avoided: potato chips in the snack bar, candy bars in the vending machines; it is hard to stay on a diet when you ' re sur- rounded by cookies and candy. " It may mean living on vege- tables, locking the refrigerator or even gnawing on your nails, but in the end your diet will pay off. Think of the sense of accomplishment when that first compliment is aimed your way, or when you scale starts registering your loss. Use your willpower and soon you ' ll see the results; join the thousands of dieters who, just like you, are searching to be slim. CHRISTINE B. PETTIT AFS 1,2,3,4; Choir 1; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Fashion Show 1,2,3,4; French club 2; Home Ec. Club 2,3,4. CHARLES EDWARD PFEIF FER Football 1,2,3; Statisticians 1,3,4; Track 1; Wrestling 1,4. LISA MARIE PONOMAREFF AFS 2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 2,3,4; MAA Math 3; Spanish Honorary 2,4. JANE LEIGH POWELL Basketball 2; French Club 1,2; Junior Achievement 4; Softball 1,2; Swimming 2; Tennis 1,2. GREGG POWLAN STEVE WILLIAM PUTNAM AFS 1,2,3; German Club 1,2,3,4. LALEH KATHLEEN QUINN A Cappella 3,4; AFS 2,3; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; Operetta 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. HEIDI NISSON RADULOVICH AFS 1; Dance Club 1,2. SUZANNE LEIGH RAMSEY (NOT PICTURED) AFS 1,2,3; Band 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 1; District Honor Band 3; Drama Club 2; Fashion Show 1; German Club 1,2; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 1,2. MARK RANSDELL AFS 1,2; Baseball 1,2; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 2,3,4; Class Officer 1; Football 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2; Student Rep. 3. Ikift Ijgjy 190 SENIORS Measuring up. It was to a wrestler ' s benefit to compete in as light a weight class as possible, so wrestlers often resorted to crash dieting in the days before a meet. Preparing for a meet against Miramonte, Don Dalenberg checks his weight in the boys ' locker room during seventh period. Worth its weight. Yogurt or bread and milk were often found in students ' lunch bags because they were high in nutritional value but relatively low in calories. Eating strawberry yogurt in the Quad, fill Vanasek chats with Jocelyn McGraw. Taste testers. During their free seventh period, ludy Rosen, Karen Shem, Susan Daane and Terry Temken sample dietetic mint and tapioca ice cream at the Thinnery in Walnut Creek. Of course, eating was a necessity, but many teenagers tried to avoid rich, fattening foods; health food stor es provided the low-calorie count some students sought. JI Si Am BRIAN REA ROBERT LOUIS REECE JOSEPH PATRICK REED Baseball 1; Basketball 1,2,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Football 1,2,4; Science Seminar 2,4; Statisticians 3; Student Rep. 1,2,3,4; Track 2,3,4. CYNTHIA RICHARDS (NOT PICTURED) MELISSA LYNN RICHARDS A Capella 4; AFS 1,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,4; Dance Club 2; Drama Club 1; Junior Volunteer 2; Medical Club 1,2; Operetta 4; Spanish Honorary 4; Tennis 4. PETER O. RICHERT AFS 2,3; Band 1,2; Chess Club 1,2; CSF 1,2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 2,3,4; German Club 2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 3,4; Medical Club 2,3. ADAM BENNETT RICHLAND AFS 1; Blueprint 2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; Rally Club 2; Rooting Club 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 2; Tennis 2,4. KEITH RODERICK CHANAKA RODRIGO (NOT PICTURED) KEVIN ROLENS PAUL ANTHONY ROSATI Block A 2,3,4; CSF 1,2; Football 1,2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 2; Track 1,2,3,4. 191 SENIORS STEPHANIE SUSAN ROSE A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2,3; Drama Club 1,2,4; Operetta 4; Spanish Honorary 1,4. OLIVER ROSENTHAL ELIZABETH ANN ROSS AFS 2,3; Fashion Show 2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 2,3,4; Rooting Club 4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Yell Leader 4. JAMES MICHAEL ROSS Block A 3,4; Swimming 3,4; Water Polo 3,4. KURT ABRAHM ROSS (NOT PICTURED) Football 1,2; Mixed Chorus 2; Track 1. MARTHA JEAN ROSS . AFS 3,4; Chess Club 1; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Health Commission 2; Drama Club 1,2,3,4; French Club 2,3; German Club 1,2,3,4. MARC ANDRE ' ROST (NOT PICTURED) Cross Country 3; Speech Club 2,3; Track 1; Volleyball 2. KEVIN PAUL ROULLIER AFS 2; Baseball 2,3,4; Block A 2,3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2. TIM A. RUFF „ , ,, Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Football 1,2. KELLEY A. RYAN AFS 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 1,2,3,4; Dance Production 3,4; Fashion Show 1,2; French Club 4; Home Ec. Club 1,2; Swimming 1. PREMJEET SACHDEV Junior Volunteer 1,2,3,4; Rally Club 1. KIRSTEN MARIE SAKRISON A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Choir 1,2,3; Dance Club 1; Fashion Show 1; German Club 1,2; Gymnastics 3,4; Operetta 4; Statisticians 1; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. KEVIN TROY SARGENT AFS 3; Block A 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 3,4; German Club 1,2; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Track 1,3,4. NANCY J. SCALA (NOT PICTURED) Orchestra 1,2; Powderpuff 2; Yell Leader 4. JOSEPH PERRY SCHAFER it Band 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; CSF 1,3; District Honor Band 1 2 3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 3; Jazz Band 2,3,4; MAA Math 3; Operetta 1,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Swimming 1,2,3,4; Water Polo 1,2,3,4. TERRI LYNN SCHNEIDER A Cappella 3,4; AFS 1,2,3; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2; Operetta 3,4; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. FIONA JANE SCHUTTE AFS 4; Drama Club 4; Foreign Exchange Student 4. LANCE SCOTT DEBORAH ANN SEARS ,„ ,!■ C u AFS 2 3 4; Dance Club 3; Drama Club 3; Fashion Show 3; FreAc ' h Club 2,4; Home Ec. Club 1,3; Rooting Club 1,4. LAURA ANN SELTZER Transferred: Tuscon ' 80 Bloood Drive 4; Gymnastics 4. CHRIS SENA Baseball 1; Block A 2,3,4; Blood drive 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4. 192 SENIORS Save It for a Rainy Day Clouds slowly covered the sun and the once bright day became gray and mysteri- ous. Droplets of water fell from the sky. A sunny day quickly turned cold and dismal, and we realized that we were in for another rainy school day. Rainy days brought out many reactions from people. " Rain gave me an exciting feel- ing. It was different — defini- tely a change of pace, " commented Joe Schafer. " Rainy days often gave me a sad feeling inside. I couldn ' t wait for the sun to come out so I could do other things, " ex- plained Dennis Klum. Overcast, damp, chilly days often gave students an excuse to attempt different activities. " I enjoyed going with a bunch of friends to school and having squirt gun fights in the halls, " said Pam Cianci. " I liked cook- ing popcorn and inviting a few friends over to shoot pool and play ping pong, " mentioned Joe. " I loved getting into sweats or something cozy. Rainy days were perfect for playing the piano or reading, " commented Meg O ' Dea. Over- cast, drizzly days were an en- joyable change from usually sunny days. " It was always fun to track mud into the class- rooms, " chuckled Mike Cutter. Some students enjoyed the rainy days, but others thought that the gloomy, wet days were a hassle. " At times the rain was dangerous to drive in, " said Mike. " I really didn ' t like it when the halls got all dirty and slippery. Also, there was no- where to go except the main hall, the library or the cafete- ria, " mentioned Meg. Students often discovered that it was easier to do home- work on rainy days. Victoria Bellport commented, " I knew that I wasn ' t missing anything more interesting outside. " A few students thought it was more difficult to do their home- work when it was gloomy out- side. Dennis mentioned, " Rain depresses me. It makes it hard to concentrate on homework. " The downpour subsided into a light sprinkle. The clouds parted and the sun re- minded us that the rain had gone. Everything glistened and the air smelled fresh. Al- though rainy days were at times depressing, we needed them to make us appreciate the warm, sunnv days. ' n ' snack. Popcorn was a favorite snack on rainy days. Before adding sail Kate Mclvor carefully lifts a pot of popcorn from the stove. Sure shot. Dan Lucas confidently returns the ball to his opponent in a game of ping-pong. Indoor games, such as ping-pong and pool, were often enjoyable rainy day activities. KARL SEVIN CARLA SHIELDS (NOT PICTURED) ROBERT SHILLINGLAW JORDANA MARIE SHUSTA A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Choir 1,2,3; Choral Ensemble 4; District Honor Choir 4; Drama Club 4; Operetta 4; Spanish Honorary 4. DALE BRIAN SIGMUNDSON AFS 4; Armchair Strategists 1,2. EILEEN DEBORAH SIMON Transferred: Illinois ' 78 Blueprint 3; CSF 2,3,4; MAA Math 3,4; Tennis 3. CYNTHIA MARIE SINNOTT A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3; Dance Club 1; HomeEc. Club 1,3; Operetta 4; Powderpuff 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. 193 SENIORS GREGORY PHILIP SLAMA AFS 1,3,4. DANA JOANNE SMITH Academic Decathlon 4; AFS 1,2,4; Basketball 1,2,3; Block A 2,3,4; CSF 1; German Club 1,2; Powderpuff 1,2; Softball 1,2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3,4. SCOTT BLANTON SMITH Blood Drive 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 2; Track 1,2,3. JOHN EDWARD SNELL Blood Drive 3; MAA Math 4; Medical Club 3; Rooting Club 1; Service Club 2; Spanish Honorary 2. PHILLIP SOUZA (NOT PICTURED) JENNY SPALDING JAY SCOTT SPANGENBERG Art Club 2,3,4. The Long and Short of It Tall Short — not long from end to end; of brief length, as a short person, low in stature. high in stature; reaching upward to a great height; high and slender, as a tall person. Whether you were a tower- ing 6 ' 5 " or a dwarfish 5 ' 10 " , or any height in between, you were aware of the definitions of short and tall. Anyone taller than six feet was a giant, and anyone under five feet was a midget. Those lucky people in- between didn ' t have to worry about nicknames like " giraffe " or " short stuff. " But what did the " stilts " and " munchkins " have to worry about? Lots. Life could be quite compli- cated for the " skyscrapers, " those people in the range of six feet and above. At times they wondered if their legs would ever stop growing. No longer could they jaunt down to Macy ' s to pick up a pair of cor- duroys, but instead, they had to frequent big and tall stores in the area in search of slacks that were at least forty-five inches in length. Shoe size quickly be- came a problem: size 13EE Adi- das were not as easy to find as a more common size like 7B. Ducking under doorways, squeezing into compact cars, fitting into miniscule desks, and dancing with a girl boy a foot shorter presented prob- Reach! Dana Fillinger struggles to get her shoe out of a tree after a prankster placed it there. Reaching high places was always a problem for short people. lems for those reaching dizzy- ing heights above six feet. On the other side of the coin — what daily problems did short people face? For those who viewed things on a slightly lower level, clothing was also a problem. Petite sizes only came so small and if you were smaller, a trip to the teeny-bopper section in McCaulou ' s was in order. See- ing over the dashboard to drive was a constant challenge. Pil- lows and phone books pro- vided the perfect booster chairs for those who had trouble see- ing over the steering wheel. Reaching books on the top shelf in the library, passing basketball skills tests in P.E., and seeing over the heads of the people in front of you at " They ' re Playing Our Song, " were dilemmas that frequently occurred. Although people may make fun of your miniature hiking boots or your mammoth topsi- ders, there are some avantages to being a " bean pole " or a " shrimp. " Just think of the last time you got into " Airplane " for half price because you looked like you were twelve or under. Or what about the time in seventh grade when you were saved from the class bully only because you towered two feet and three inches over him. Even if your height doesn ' t fall in the category of average, there are certain advantages whether you see life from cloud-level or ground-level, Mini bike. Transportation presented problems for tall people; Hondas and bikes were designed for those of average height. Tim Ruff prepares to ride his Moped home after school. 194 SENIORS WENDY SPARKS SARA LEA SPENCER Blood Drive 4; Class Council 1,2; Class Officer 1,2; CSF 1; Drama Club 3; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Mixed Chorus 1; Rally Club 1,2,3; Rooting Club 1,2; Statisticians 1,2; Student Board 1,2,3; Student Rep. 1,2; Yell Leader 1 . ROBERT STANDIFERD . , fW ' ft BRADD STATLY PETER STAUFFER AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 2; Band 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; CSF 2,3; District Honor Band 3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Track 2,3,4. SCOTT STEERS ELIZABETH ANNE STEGMAN AFS 1; Dance Club 2,4; Dance Production 2,4; German Club 1,4; Pom-pon Girl 3. TERRI LYNNE STEVENSON Blood Drive 4; Home Ec. Club 4; Powderpuff 3,4; Statisticians 4. CHARLES EDWARD STRATTON A Cappella 3,4; Choir 1,2; Choral Ensemble 4; District Honor Choir 4; Foreign Affairs Club 3; Operetta 3; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. DWAYNE SULLIVAN JULIE LYNN SUSSMAN AFS 1; Class Officer 2; CSF 1; Pom-pon Girl 3; Powderpuff 1,2; Yell Leader 2. BRIAN ADAM SW ANSON All-State Band 4; Band 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Honor Band 3,4; German Club 1,2,3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 4; MAA Math 1,2,3,4; Operetta 4; Orchestra 4; Rally Club 4. ERIK SWENSON (NOT PICTURED) LAURI MARIE SYRING Band 2,3,4; District Honor Band 4; French Club 1,2; Instrumental Music 1; Operetta 3,4; Orchestra 3,4; Statisticians 3. TOMMY TAMURA SHERRY ANN TAYLOR Block A 1; Diving 1; Fashion Show 1; Home Ec. Club 4. JANE ALICE TEBB AFS 4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 1,2,3,4; German Club 1,2; Track 1,2,3,4. JULIE ANN TEBB AFS 1; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; German Club 1,2; Powderpuff 2; Softball 2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4. GAIL MARIE TENNISON Choir 1; Fashion Show 3; Gymnastics 1,2,3; Powderpuff 2. 195 SENIORS Fourth Year Affliction Illegal ascent. Marc Terry climbs one of the pillars supporting the roof of the library. When asked why he felt the need to climb the pillar, he responded, " Because it was there. " Prehistoric parade. A group of seniors fly out the door to Safeway following a " hit " by the Pteradactyl club. The purpose of the Pteradactyl club was to assemble in public places, flap their wings, cackle like pteradactyls and just generally do things common to the prehistoric bird. The club is now extinct. Banana wars. Many seniors had few or no classes after lunch and could be seen out in the Quad on warm days, doing nothing. Todd Morrish and Dana Fillinger wrestle over a banana. Do you find it harder than ever to focus your atten- tion on school- work? Have you given up your studies and any hope of earning a respectable grade? Do you find it easier and easier to cut classes? Do you find anything remotely re- lated to school impossible to tolerate? If all of the above are true, then you are probably develop- ing a case of Senioritis. This age old disease afflicts students at all academic levels, but the worst cases usually involve high school seniors. Symp- toms vary, ranging from a gen- eral sense of apathy to violent acts of immaturity. Once in- fected with Senioritis, the vic- tim will think of any excuse to justify his actions. Bill Griffith said, " It was our last chance ever to goof off and take it easy before we have to go out into the world. It takes a lot of ma- turity to enjoy being imma- ture! " Victims of senioritis are scorned by members of the adult world. Comments like " What happened to you? You used to be such a wonderful child. " are thrown at them from every direction. But they don ' t mind. As Kris Lingelser said, " I didn ' t care what any- body thought of me anymore because I won ' t be here next year. There was no need for me to maintain my reputation. " Senioritis patients usually opted for a light load of classes to make room for free time. Al- though most students used the time to relax, many put their free time to good use. Senior Dave Dirito, who worked at Rose Deli said " All my classes were in the morning, so I could take off anytime after lunch to goto my job. " As the school year draws to a close, one may notice some strange sights: eighteen year olds acting like children, throwing food, making ob- scene squawking noises in public and just generally lazing around doing nothing. Forgive them — they are only infected with Senioritis, and without exception the disease disap- pears with the coming of June. MARC ALLAN TERRY Block A 1,2,3,4; Diving 3; French Club 2,3,4; German Club 1; Golf 1,2,3,4; Soccer 3. KENT STANLEY THOMPSON DAVE L. THORNE LYNETTE THORSEN AFS 1,2,3,4; Band 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Diving 1,2,3; Home Ec. Club 1,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Service Club 4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3. HEIDI ANN TIMKEN AFS 1,3; AKLAN 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Class Council 3; Class Officer 2,3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Girls State Rep. 3; Powderpuff 1,2,3,4; Rooting Club 4; Softball 1,2,3,4; Student Board 4; Student Rep. 2; Tennis 1,2,3,4. DONA VAN GUY TOM CSF 2,3,4; Soccer 1,2. 196 SENIORS miii SUSAN ELIZABETH TOMPKINS AFS 1; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1,2; Cross Country 2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 4; Homecoming Court 3; Powderpuff 1,2,3,4; Statisticians 1,2,3,4; Track 2; Vocal Music 1,2. DONNA LOISE TOOLE A Cappella 4; AFS 1,2; Band 2,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 3,4; District Honor Choir 4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Operetta 1,2,3,4; Orchestra 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 1; Vocal Music 1,2,3,4. STEVE TOWNSEND (NOT PICTURED) MATTHEW S. TRANTHAM Baseball 1; Block A 3; Drama Club 3,4; Tennis 4; Wrestling 1,2,3,4. JOSEPH TRAUTNER (NOT PICTURED) Cross Country 1,2,3; Track 2. CHARLES TURNER KATHIE JEANNE TURNER Blueprint 3; Choir 1,2,3; Fashion Show 1; Operetta 2. PETRA NICOLE TUROWSKI-ROSE (NOT PICTURED) AFS 4; Cross Country 3; CSF 1,2,3,4; Foreign Affairs Club 3,4; French Club 3,4; Track 3. JILL ANN TYSON «,,„-, Dance Club 1; Fashion Show 1; German Club 1,2,3,4; Home Ec. Club 1; Junior Volunteer 2,3. MARIA ELENA UNDERHILL AFS 1,2,3; Blueprint 3; CSF 4; Fashion Show 1; German Club 1,2,3,4. JEANNE MARGARET UNDERWOOD AFS 12 3 4- CSF 1,2,3,4; Dance Club 3; Fashion Show 2; French Club 2,4; Home Ec. Club 1,2; MAA Math 2; Rooting Club 4. CHIPM. UPSHAW Basketball 1; Block A 1,2,3,4; Choral Ensemble 2; Cross Country 1; Football 2,3,4; Homecoming Court 1; Track 2,3,4. ROBERT LEE VANCE u 1 a t T;™rt, a ll Basketball 1,2,3,4; Block A 4; Chess Club 1 3,4; Football 1,2,3; German Club 1,2; Home Ec. Club 2; Rally Club 1, Student Rep. 3; Track 1,2. ERIC BERNARD VAN CLEVE Band 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2; Dance Production 1,2,3,4, Jazz Band 3,4; Rally Club 1,2,3,4; Track 2. FEICO RICHARD VAN DER LAAN Transferred: Brussels ' 79. AFS 3,4; Diving 3,4; French Club 3,4; German Club 3,4, Junior Achievement 4. ARLENE VANDERMEYDE Dance Club 1,2,4; Dance Production 2,3,4; Pom-pon Girl 3; Statisticians 3; Yell Leader 1. AMY LOUISE VAN GALDER AFS 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2; Block A 2,3,4; Blood Drive 4- CSF 1,2,3,4; Drama Club 2; Powderpuff 1,2; Rally Club 2; Science Seminar 1,2,3; Softball 1; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4; Student Rep. 2,3; Track 2,3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4. MARGARET MARY VAN ZEELAND AFS 3; Basketball 2; Block A 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 1,2,3,4; Fashion Show 1; Powderpuff 2; Track 1,2,3,4. CAROLYN DOLORES VASQUEZ AFS 1,2; Block A 3; Choir 1; Gymnastics 1,2; Statisticians 3. RICHARD PETERSON VASSE CSF 3; Drama Club 3; Foreign Affairs Club 1,2,3,4. MARK ROBERT VERLANDER 197 SENIORS SHEEHAN SCOTT VERNER Baseball 1,2; Block A 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4. THOMAS JOHN VERNON French Club 3; Rooting Club 2,3,4. JORGE BALMORE VILLATA (NOT PICTURED) BLAKE EVANS VOORHEES A Cappella 4; Cross-Countrv 3; District Honor Choir 4; Drama Club 2,3,4. JEFFRY C. VOORHEES AFS 1; Band 3,4; Instrumental Music 1,2,3,4; Jazz Band 4; Operetta 4; Radio Club 3,4; Rally Band 3,4; Statisticians 1. JONATHAN SCOTT WALKER A Cappella 3,4; All-League Football 4; AFS 1,2,3,4; AKLAN 4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Blood Drive 2,3,4; District Honor Choir 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 3,4; Operetta 3,4; Rally Club 4; Track 1,2,3,4; Vocal Music 2,3,4; Wrestling 1,2. CHRISTINE GRACE WANG AFS 2,3,4; Blueprint 4; CSF 1,2,3; Fashion Show 1; Home Ec. Club 1; Service Club 3,4; Spanish Honorary 1,2,3,4; Student Board 4. DAN WARNER Basketball 1; Football 1,2,3. ANGELA WETZSTEIN CHRIS WHITING AFS 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Block A 3,4; Blood Drive 4; Football 1; Junior Achievement 4; Spanish Honorary 2,3. BRUCE EWART WHITTEN AFS 2; Band 1,2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; CSF 1,2,3,4; District Honor Band 4; Golf 2,3,4; Junior Volunteer 2; Rally Band 4; Spanish Honorary 2; Water Polo 1 . TONY P. WIEST Baseball 1; CSF 1,4; Football 1; German Club 1,4. ALISON JEAN WILLIAMS AFS 1,2,3,4; CSF 1,2; Fashion Show 1; Rally Club 1,2; Spanish Honorary 2. CLINTON EDWARD WILLIAMS Block A 1,2,3,4; Blood Drive 4; Choir 1; Football 1,2,3,4; Mixed Chorus 2; Track 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 1. ALISA AVON WILSON (NOT PICTURED) A Cappella 4; Choir 3,4; Choral Ensemble 4; District Honor Choir 3,4; Powderpuff 4; Spanish Honorary 1. CHAD WILSON HENRY JAMES WOLF AFS 1,2,4; Band 2,3,4; Chess Club 2; CSF 1,2,4; Foreign Affairs Club 4; Instrumental Music 1; Junior Volunteer 2; Medical Club 2; Science Seminar 4; Speech Club 4; Track 1,2. STEPHEN WORSLEY ANDREW EDWARD WORTHINGTON Academic Decathlon 4; AFS 1,2; CSF 1,2,4; Football 1; German Club 1,2,3,4. MIKE WORTHINGTON AFS 1,2,3,4; Block A 1,2,3,4; Soccer 1,2,3,4; Tennis 1,2,3,4. A ll 198 SENIORS RUSSELL WRAY BENJAMIN S. WU A Cappella 4; AFS 3,4; Chess Club 4; Choir 3; Mixed Chorus 3,4. LILY YOHANNES A Cappella 4; AFS 4; Choir 1,2,3; Choral Ensemble 4; District Honor Choir 3,4; Fashion Show 1; Junior Volunteer 4; Operetta 4; Volleyball 3. JENNIFER KAREN YOUNG Blood Drive 3; Drama Club 1,2,3; Fashion Show 3; Foreign Affairs Club 3; Home Ec. Club 3; Junior Achievement 4. KIM YOUNKER LAURA LYNN ZICKEFOOSE Dance Club 4; Powderpuff 3,4; Rooting Club 4; Spanish Honorary 3. Over the Hill After spending an entire week in Lafayette, all that many of us could think of was how to escape on the weekend. Berkeley provided the ideal change of pace. Not only was it convenient, but it overflowed with activities, from Cal foot- ball games to theater perfor- mances. " It ' s like daytime there all the time. There ' s al- ways something going on, " said junior Janie Kint. Once in Berkeley the choice was yours: Pizza Haven, Smokey ' s, La Val ' s, Vivoli ' s, the fraternities or the Berkeley Hills. One of the most popular hangouts was Fondue Fred ' s. " I liked it because it was in- expensive; if you ordered two types of fondue, the price was reduced, and if you were with a group of six or more you got a free cheese cake, " commented " At Fondue Fred ' s the sur- roundings were very relaxed and casual, " mentioned Tom Zeman. Another popular place was Pizza Haven. " A friend told me about Pizza Haven, and I decided to try it, " said Sopho- more Carolyn Papini. " Lots of people from this area go there, and there are lots of good- looking college guys there. " So why venture through the Caldecott tunnel? Not only to experience the whole college scene, but to take in the odd cast of characters that paraded up and down Telegraph Ave- Frat chat. Elisa Magidoff, Nancy Scala, Vicki Breakstone and Janelle Schwartz discuss their plans for the following evening at the Phi Kapa Sigma Fraternity in Berkeley. Many students retreated to frats for the traditional after-game parties. nue. Berkeley was the ultimate place for people-watching. No one seemed to mind the fifteen minute trek over Grizzly Peak to spend time in a unique spot in the area. How sweet it is. Peter Stauffer savors hi: fondue dessert at Berkeley ' s Fondue Fred ' s. On Friday and Saturday Night, large crowds from Lafayette were attracted to the restaurant by one of its specialties, chocolate fondue. Faces in the crowd. Molly Moran, Leanna lacuzzi, and David Cox watch in amazement as Cal scores the second of two quick touchdowns in the beginning of the third quarter of the Washington State game. Students who sat in the family section often saw familiar faces because many Lafayette families held season tickets to the Cal games. 199 SENIORS MRS. NORMA ALSTERLIND Social Studies; Foreign Affairs Club Sponsor MISS ANITA ANDERSON Business MR. ROBERT ANDERSON Counselor; Career Center Advisor MRS. MARIE-LOUISE ARDINI French; German MR. FRANK BAUGHMAN Mathematics; Spanish; Chess Club Advisor MR. STAN BLACK Industrial Arts; Mathematics MR. ARNOLD BLACKMUR Social Studies; Senior Class Sponsor MRS. DEBBIE BLENDOW Home Economics MR. JONATHAN BROWN Vocal Music MR. JERRY BUCCI English; Social Studies; Freshman Class Advisor MRS. MARGARET BUTLER Library Secretary MISS MARY CARMICHAEL Home Economics; Senior Class Sponsor MRS. GAYLE CLARK Social Studies; Junior Class Sponsor MR. MEL CLARK Physical Education MS. PATTI CLARK Special Education Aide MR. SAL CAMPAGNO Special Education MS. RENATE CROCKER German; German Club Sponsor MR. JOSEPH DALY Science W W 200 FACULTY MR. ERNIE DEMARTINI Mathematics; Mathematics Department Chairman; Senior Class Sponsor MR. NORMAN A. DESSLER English; Leadership; Director of Student Activities MR. FRED DIEHL Counselor MR. DONALD DIETZ Industrial Arts MR. RICHARD DOBBINS Social Studies; Senior Class Advisor; Foreign Affairs Club Sponsor MISS RUTH DYER Social Studies Questions and Answers The routine ap- pears normal as various people shuffle in and out of Room 204 for first and second periods. Yet it ' s no ordinary class to the stu- dents inside. The circular pat- tern of the desks symbolizes one of the Quest class ' major goals — to tie people together. The enthusiasm builds, and at the end of the Quest period, one can almost see the energy radiating from each student. The class dealt with develop- ing communication skills and building self-esteem. " Basi- cally its purpose was to give the students the skills neces- sary to relate well with others, " explained teacher Ms. Holly Holmes, " Through others, they learn about themselves. " Activities such as group dis- cussions and simulations made up the nucleus of the course. " Putting myself in someone else ' s position made me realize how that person felt, " shared Arlene Vandermeyde. During discussions, blushing cheeks revealed the uneasiness some people felt when talking about themselves. Soon, however, comments flowed more easily. " During group discussions, the members of the class really gave a lot of support to one an- other, " J.R. Turner recalled. The Quest course was sug- gested early last year by a group of parents. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Holmes sacri- ficed one of her prep periods and started a semester course for interested students. " We ' re proud to be the first high school in California to of- fer this course, " Ms. Holmes stated. Two classes, each with roughly 25 people, were of- fered. By the end of the year one-hundred people had taken the course. J.R. commented, " I wish the whole school could have taken Quest. Maybe that way there would be less fric- tion between people. " Although a variety of stu- dents took the popular class, the after effects were similar. " I could talk to people with more ease. I also learned not to put people down, " explained Se- nior Amy Van Galder. " The re- lationship between my family and me was strengthened, " re- marked Arlene. Amy summed up the course by saying, " I re- ally enjoyed the class and the people — it gives me a total ' high ' for the rest of the day. Dazed gaze. Jenni Smith hesitates before completing a questionnaire which evaluated people ' s feelings toward each other. Quest students developed an appreciation of each other ' s opinions. Questioning attention. Intriguing ideas about attitudes and perceptions prompted lengthy discussions among Quest students. Tricia Hughes turns curiously to Arlene Vandermeyde and Jim Freethy as they converse in their second period Quest class. 201 FACULTY Leading roll. Mr. Dessler finds that taking attendance can be an amusing task. During seventh period even the most commonplace activities inspired bizarre reactions from the leaders in room 105. In the Lead It was a meeting of the minds. Some affectionate- ly referred to it as the think tank, while others thought of it as the backbone of student gov- ernment. " I think it ' s great to see students working in such a productive atmosphere, " com- mented Norm Dessler, who directed the class. It was seventh period Leadership, and each day students con- verged on room 106 to hash out the problems facing the stu- dent body. The dilemmas ranged from how to sell more Don ' s t-shirts to how to devise rules for Homecoming that would be ac- ceptable to both the administra- tion and the students. Although they struggled with very real and relevant prob- lems, it wasn ' t all work and no play in room 106. The usually tense atmosphere of the struc- tured classroom gave way to a more relaxed mood. Libby Dalcamo exclaimed, " I didn ' t realize how much fun the class was going to be. I love the openness of it and the way peo- ple always listen to your idea. " Class time wasn ' t complete- ly devoted to student body business, though. Three days a week, Mr. Dessler related lead- ership techniques to the class. " Learning how to communi- cate your ideas makes it so much easier to work together, " remarked Micheline Causing. Libby explained, " Since it was my first year as an officer, Leadership was just what I needed to get me started. It opened my eyes to what being a leader means and what stu- dent government is all about. " Leadership strayed from the conventional class format. It wasn ' t unusual to see Student Body President Mark Navone teaching the class or a group of Leadership students spending class time in the sewing room cutting bandanas for an up- coming rally. The class was MRS. HELEN DYGERT Special Education MR. TOM EGGERTSEN Drama; Spanish MR. RALEIGH ELLISEN Science; Freshman Football Coach; Senior Class Sponsor MRS. SANDY FALAHATI (NOT PICTURED) Secretary MRS.ANITA FARNHOLTZ Physical Education MR. WAYNE FARNHOLTZ Head Counselor MR. DUANE C. FEE Mathematics MR. GORDON FINN Physical Education; Junior Class Sponsor; Varsity Football Coach; Boys ' Athletic Director MRS. KARLYN FORD Librarian; Freshman Class Sponsor MR. LARRY FREEMAN English; Social Studies; Speech Club Advisor 202 FACULTY overflowing with involved, in- terested people. Dana Fillinger remarked, " It ' s an incredible class because it ' s thirty diverse people who know what ' s go- ing on; they ' re able to stimulate student awareness and hype up school spirit. " Leadership students geared themselves for a productive year. Meeting once a day proved to be an effective way to put new ideas to work. It was a place where communica- tion and ideas flowed and well thought-out solutions were channeled into the administra- tion. It was the first class of its kind at Acalanes and it flourished. Dana concluded, " It works because everyone is so school-oriented. It ' s no longer considered uncool to be involved. " Material spirit. Class time was spent in a variety of ways. Before the western football rally, Leadership students ventured to the sewing room to make bandanas for the teachers so the faculty could display their spirit at the rally, lennifer Jacobs uses the pattern to cut out a red bandana for a senior class sponsor. t 1 1 ' KT_ ' . Kiss me. In September, Leadership students and other officers attended a workshop conducted by Bill Ames. The conference was scheduled during the school week and gave student leaders a chance to get acquainted with each other and learn to work together effectively. In keeping with the friendly atmosphere, Dave Cox gives chocolate kisses to )anet Carminati during the lunch break. MR. JAMES GARVEY German; Spanish MRS. DONNA GRANT (NOT PICTURED) Secretary MISS GAIL GRAY Art; Art Club Advisor; Photography MR. JOHN H. GUZZO Social Studies MR. RICHARD HANSEN Principal MISS TERRY HAUGEN Physical Education; Junior Varsity Softball Coach MR. STEVE HEASTON Mathematics; Physical Education; Water Polo; Swimming MR. ANGELO HERNANDEZ Spanish; Spanish Honorary Advisor MS. HOLLY HOLMES English; Quest; AFS Advisor MRS. NANCY HOLTON English; AKLAN 203 FACULTY New and Improved Locker library. Along with Spanish IV workbooks and English II anthologies, 425 new government books were a major addition to departmental supplies. The new textbooks combined cartoon drawings and graphic charts to present their information effectively. After a summer of sun tan oil and bare feet, it was awfully hard to slump back into the routine of binder paper and locker combinations. Class- rooms looked just like they did last year and the math textbook you were handed looked like it spent the day on the BART tracks. Return to normalcy, same old thing, nothing ever changes. Right? Well not ex- actly. Look more closely. On entering room 404, maybe you noticed what ap- peared to be three private T.V. viewing centers. They were in fact, micro computers. Pur- chased with MGM funds, these computers allowed four people to punch in data at once. " As more students became familiar with the main computer, " ex- plained Mr. DeMartini, " we decided we needed to expand our computer system. Besides, we had the money, and the mi- cro-computers were a good buy. We paid $19,000 for the main unit three years ago, but the three new computers cost only $6800 total. " Students faced other changes in September, includ- ing new textbooks. Mrs. Meek commented, " We ordered one hundred anthologies for En- glish III classes, and I ' ve also gotten new books to complete certain sets for World Lit. We ' re even hoping to order tape cassettes with lectures about literature. " Workbooks for the Spanish IV class were well received. Said Junior Jenny Miller, " The new books explain grammar really well and have enough exercises to make sure you understand. " Government classes also noticed a certain crispness to their textbook pages. " We or- dered 425 new books, " re- ported Mr. Dobbins, " But we ' ve been very limited by Prop. 13. Occasionally we do receive free materials. I even got a free box of pamphlets from the New York Stock Ex- change. " Not only were classroom supplies updated for the school year — a number of teachers took courses outside of class to update their own skills. Mr. Fee enrolled in a re- fresher calculus course at UCLA over the summer, and Mrs. Meek participated in the UC Santa Cruz Writers ' Con- ference, in which Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo ' s Nest was a main speaker. Even if the classroom did look the same, you couldn ' t au- tomatically assume nothing else had changed. Maybe you didn ' t have new textbooks or computers in your classes, but you weren ' t fed an unrevised version of last year. As Mr. King put it, " As the composi- tion of a class changes, the teaching philosophy must change. " A teacher must ad- just this technique to suit his class. 1 ' 2Sfos k M Program print out. Complicated formulas flash across the screen as Tim Wickens types in his calculus program. Students in Mr. DeMartini ' s first period computer programming class spent much of their time punching data into the micro computers at the back of the room. MR. HARRY INNOCENTI Mathematics; Science MR. BOB JENSEN English; Varsity Basketball Coach MRS. MARIE KAHN English 204 FACULTY MR. REX KAUFMAN Auto Shop MR. ROBERT KING Spanish; Freshman Class Sponsor MR. RICHARD KLIER Mathematics; Assistant Coach Soccer and Track MRS. BETTY KRPAN (NOT PICTURED) Secretary MR. DON MADERA Mathematics MR. RICHARD MAYES English; Blueprint; Senior Class Sponsor MR. ROGERS MCMASTERS (NOT PICTURED) Wood Shop MRS. CAROLYN MEEK English; Senior Class Sponsor MR. MICHAEL MEINKE English; Sports Sponsor MS. CYNTHIA MOREN Learning Skills; C.S.F. Sponsor MRS. BARBARA MUELLER Mathematics; Science; Junior Class Sponsor MR. JIM MULDOON English; Service Club Sponsor MRS. DIANA J. NEHLS Nurse MISS MARGARET NICHOLSON Science MR. STAN OBERG French; French Club Sponsor; Foreign Language Department Chairman MR. HAROLD OLSON Counselor; English MRS. MARIE OLSON English MR. WILLIAM O ' NEILL Art; English MR. GALEN OTTO Business MR. ROBERT PENROSE Mathematics 205 FACULTY MR. JAY PIERCY Assistant Principal MR. WENDELL PLEIS Mathematics; Electronics; Assistant Football Coach; Radio Club Advisor MRS. RUBY RAMEY Science; C.S.F. Advisor MR. BRUCE REEVES English; Teacher Curriculum Assistant MR. L. LEROY ROACH Instrumental Music MR. FORREST RUSSELL Physical Education; Driver Education MRS. DEE SCHROLL (NOT PICTURED) Principal ' s Secretary MR. GEORGE SCOTT Science MR. MICHAEL SIEGFRIED Mathematics; Typing MISS DOLORES SILVA Vice Principal Making A Comeback An advisor ' s best friend. AKLAN members always looked forward to their workweekend visitors: friends, parents, and even dogs! Remy, Nancy ' s golden retriever, felt right at home amid the bustle of the first workweekend. 1978. It was a vintage year, may- be not for wine or for cars, but cer- tainly for advisors. September of that year was the peak month for advisors of the yearbook variety, and as Nancy Holton strolled through the door of Room 205 we knew we had found the cream of the crop. Soon the teacher-student re- lationship disappeared, " Mrs. __ Holton " became " Nancy, " and we became typically us. By the time the first work-weekend rolled around it was no sur- prise to see Nancy out on the lawn catching the rays or in- side camped on a sleeping bag trying to suppress her laughter during a headline session. She was always able to laugh with us. When the work had to be done, however, we wanted to do it; a compliment from Nancy on a job well done could leave us smiling for a week. We did a lot of smiling that year, but the passage of Propo- sition 13 brought us back to reality. A sense of impending doom hung over the AKLAN room — the school could not afford to keep Nancy on for an- other year. As June drew near we abandoned the excitement of a long-awaited summer and wished that the year would never end. It did, and a tearful good-bye speech from Nancy proved it. It was a long summer for those of us who wondered what AKLAN ' 80 would be like. At Arena Scheduling someone noticed that there was a " Teacher X " on the mas- ter schedule, and we waited anxiously. When Nancy ap- peared in the parking lot, we knew she ' d be with us for an- other year. That year was just what we made it. We laughed some more and let Nancy ' s smile brighten our days. Mid-year Nancy announced that she was going to have a baby. Again we faced the fact that she wouldn ' t be back. We got caught up in the excitement of baby names and baby showers and listened as Nancy talked about her ex- periences as a mother-to-be. We all clung to the hope that she would return. Return she did. Every day, just to help us, she sacrificed three hours that could have been spent with her new son Alexander. At times her all- encompassing dedication was an inspiration. She had given up so much already, and she always came back to give us more. 206 FACULTY MR. WAYNE SMAKER Science; Physical Education; Senior Class Sponsor MRS. JEAN TEMP English; Junior Class Advisor MR. ALTHURLING Science; Varsity, Junior Varsity Soccer Coach MRS. PAT VAN HORN Physical Education; Athletic Director; Spirit Group Advisor; Dance Club Sponsor MS. STEPHANIE VAN HORN Learning Skills MR. BOB WARREN Business; Assistant Freshmen Football Coach; Track Coach; Sophomore Class Spon sor; Typing MR. ROBERT WICKS Counselor; AFS Sponsor MR. MARK WILLIAMS Driver Education; Health; Social Studies Nancy ' s doubtful return to the staff scared us for two years in a row. Whether it was Prop- osition 13 lay-offs or new born babies, we cried when it Welcome distraction. Alexander watches his mom attentively while she attempts to check captions. Whenever Alexander visited, everyone quickly seemed she wouldn ' t return. But, she kept coming back to us each September. Love for Nancy Holton - it was catch- ing . . . dropped croppers and layout sheets to pick up stuffed animals and rattles in an effort to catch a glimpse of his dazzling Holton smile. Placid proofreader. Since room 205 was not equipped with all the amenities of home, workweekenders brought sleeping bags and pillows to make their stay more comfortable. Nancy reclines on a down sleeping bag while correcting typed copy. Make a wish. Nancy prepares to blow out the candles on her October 22nd birthday cake. Birthdays were important occasions in AKLAN; cakes ranged from poppy seed to angel food. 207 FACULTY People and Events Even if it was just a simple Senior class bake sale in front of Diablo Foods to raise money for the May 9th Senior Ball, the community pitched in for our good cause. Going to local merchants for Junior Prom door prizes proved to be no problem, as willing businesses contributed everything from free pizzas to ten free gallons of gas. By becoming involved in school activities the community sensed our certain pride because it was catching. 208 PEOPLE AND EVENTS DIVIDER Checks and balances. Kyle Rudderow and Crystal Bru work on a unit in checking in Mr. Warren ' s Business Careers class. Finding out the realities of balancing a checking account made life easier after graduation. Fresh air. Comedian Mike Crabbe demonstrates one of the many lesser-known uses of the desk lamp, an airplane ' s emergency oxygen mask, at a December assembly. The shortened schedules on the days of assemblies broke the monotony of fifty minute classes. Santa ' s stand-ins. At the opening of the Christmas assembly, two elves, posing as John Marlowe and Tom Nevins, await Santa ' s stage debut. As December 25th approached, the Christmas spirit infected everyone. 209 PEOPLE AND EVENTS DIVIDER Suddenly, there was a shortage of eraseable pens and notecards. Juniors rushed to the stores to stock up on such es- sentia ls as no-doze, recipe boxes, and report folders, and hoarded secret supplies of liq- uid paper. All this fuss was for one reason — the advent of the term paper. Many juniors dreaded work- ing on the colossal project. " I spent about eighteen hours on my term paper, but I still didn ' t finish in time, " commented Mike Gully, " I guess the main problem was that I procrastina- ted too much. " Joni Henderson agreed, " The paper itself wasn ' t that hard to research, " she said, " it was just a pain to put it all to- gether. " Term papers were assigned to juniors and took almost a whole quarter to complete. They were written about American authors and con- sisted of three chapters, with footnotes, outline, and a bibli- ography. " In spite of the time term papers took to write, they weren ' t as hard as people said they would be. I think writing a term paper will help me to compose similar reports in col- lege, " explained Beth Goselin. With the bibliography in per- fect form, the table of contents accurate, and all 1500 words Manual labor. Heather Riegg consults The Term Paper: A Manual and Model about the correct form for footnotes. A copy of this pamphlet, providing a model of what a term paper should look like, was assigned to each junior. Paperweight sandwiched between the cov- to school — that was when we ers of a report folder, only half found out our grades. But get- the worry was over. 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The mistletoe was labeled on December 1 6th and sent the following day. fcW Season ' s Greetings The cold weather sets in, December rolls around and selec- ted seniors clad in green tights, red skirts, red, green or white shirts, and Santa hats crop up in halls and classrooms all over school. The Christmas " elves " were in full force, delivering their anony- mous mistletoe messages once again. The popular messages were actually address labels, with notes written on them, tied to sprigs of mistletoe with a red ribbon. The mistletoe sale, an annual fundraiser for the se- nior class, presented an oppor- tunity for sweethearts and friends to express their secret sentiments. The sale also tempted pranksters to play practical jokes for the mere 50c each message cost. Charlotte Monroe said, " A lot of the mes- sages were signed anony- mously or written in code, which made it fun to try to fig- ure out who sent them. " Ten girls and one boy volun- teered to skip one class on ei- ther December 17th or 18th to dress up and deliver the bun- dles of mistletoe to their sur- prised recipients. Although the first reaction to being an elf was humiliation, none of the " elves " regretted it. Meg O ' Dea admitted, " At first I thought I would be embar- rassed to be an elf, I liked to get into the Christmas spirit! " Hunting for humor. Jackie Fee sifts through the remaining mistletoe to find the funniest messages. Many of the notes were written and sent as jokes. Welcome surprise. A smile appears on the face of Mike Heckman as Terri Stevenson delivers mistletoe from Alda Masters, his girlfriend. Couples often sent mistletoe to each other. Crab bag. Kellv Ryan and Cindy Sinott rummage through a bag of mistletoe to choose their next delivery. The sprigs of mistletoe were tagged with the person ' s name and class period, in order to make distribution quick and easy. 213 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Getting It Together Strolling up and down the make- shift aisles at the garage sale, you are surrounded by thousands of old baseball cards and other memorabilia. It all reminds you of the baseball cards you collected when you were six. You hurry home and search through the attic for your favorite Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle cards. After two hours, you find them and figure that they are worth ten times as much as they were the day you pulled them from their wrappers or traded for them with your best friend. 4 i Collecting has been a hobby for years, and many students discovered the challenge of col- lecting everything from old coins to stuffed animals. " I ' ve been collecting baseball cards since I was five, " mentioned Don McGlamery. " I have about 5,000 cards going back about ten years. " Stamps and coins as well as baseball cards increased in value as the years passed. Joe Parlette said, " I ' ve been col- lecting coins for about six years. It is a hobby that I ' ve al- ways been interested in, and I have many valuable coins. " Instead of being profitable, some collections were just for looks. Charles Waite com- mented, " I have a collection of beer bottles from all over the world. It is really good look- ing. " Chris Whiting added, " My sports uniform number has always been 26 so I collect anything with the number 26 on it. " As you open Christmas mail, you notice a Bolivian stamp on one of the letters. You grab a pair of scissors and cut the stamp out. Then you search your closet for the rest of your collection and mount the stamp, hoping that it will in- crease the value of your collec- tion. Up to the top. As the U.S. mint planned to stop making pennies out of copper, they became much more valuable. Taylor Biederman finishes filling up a can with pennies. Uncommon currency. Tom Nootbaar looks at an 1 882 silver dollar through a magnifying glass. Tom ' s collection contained a wide variety of coins and was worth approximately three thousand dollars. Solitary shuffle. Dave McDonald spends an evening organizing his baseball cards. Baseball cards had to be kept in perfect condition, or thev became less valuable, 214 PEOPLE AND EVENTS CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST YEAR ' S STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER LAFAYETTE FEDERAL SAVINGS BRIAN STUART BILL HELBUSH y TRAINER OF WESTERN HORSES AND RIDERS Twin Horse Ranch 2750 Rohrer Drive Lafayette, CA 94549 HOME: 284-7369 284-1328 STABLE: 284-5344 - - ( Diablo Foods 3615 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette 283-0737 Service with a smile. Shoppers come to Whitten helps a customer with her DIABLO FOODS because of its friendly groceries. DIABLO FOODS employed a service which includes an old fashioned number of Acalanes students and gave butcher shop and bag boys. 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Diablo Blvd. Lafayette 284-4431 We support Acalanes High ' s hard working and enterprising students like Kim Agness, our week-end advertising coordinator. 216 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Registered Trademark Every day, all across America, people are driving their cars to work, to school, or just to the corner market. It ' s the same old thing, driving down the freeway — nothing much separates the thousands of cars which whiz by. Most are con- tent to remain anonymous in their vehicles. For others, how- ever, a severe identity cr isis can develop. Frustrating as it may sound, people can be found in every parking garage in the nation wandering aimlessly for hours trying to find their gray Granada among the rows and rows of seemingly identical autos. Is there a solution to this problem plaguing millions? Of course there is, and it only costs twenty-five bucks a shot plus a nominal fee, annu- ally. Personalized license plates have become the hottest craze since 3-D movies. Sure, lots of people own red VW Bugs, but only Tyler Garvens has TOMAYTO plates on hers. Personalized plates give other- wise common cars a certain pi- zazz. Sometimes, though, that pi- zazz can be a little distracting to passing motorists who try to get close enough to see who you are. TOPLEZ 2 on Henry Wolf ' s car turns a few heads. And from gas station atten- dants who are writing out re- ceipts, MOWDY always ge ts a double-take. More adoring glances are gotten from those who spot the X ' s and O ' s on Terri Stevenson ' s car while drivers tend to change lanes as soon as they get too close to the BEAST 3 on Mr. Heaston ' s truck. Even if a frustrated pass- ing motorist is unable to de- cipher your personal message, at least it allows you to be more than just a run-of-the-mill number in the world of motor vehicles. Business license. After an AKLAN work weekend, yearbook adviser Nancy Holton puts some layout sheet-- into her trunk. Mrs. Holton owned a saddle company named Surrey Saddles. Child ' s plate. Fred, Bert, and Mari are condensed to make FRBEMA on the Ellingsons ' station wagon. Bert and Mari make their way out of the parking lot after seventh period. Initial identification. Gary Scott lacobs ' car sports plates with an abbreviation of his name. Scott, like many other students, got his plates for his birthday. 217 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Ruttttb Twte Pizza Restaurants Food to eat here or to go Open 1 AM - 10 PM Mon-Thurs. Fri. Sat. 1 1 AM - 1 1 PM 2609 PLEASANT HILL ROAD 943-6996 Face Fixers sffiTS (41 . |1018 (415)2 83-239 KITCHEN J ' 1018A OAK HILL ROAD LAFAYETTE, CA. 94549 " Hey, four eyes! " Those are the words I ' m afraid I ' ll hear echoing through the halls if I wear my new glasses to school tomorrow. Let me just try them on and see how they . . . Oh my G-d! A new world! You mean the leaves on trees are separate? " I see much better with my glasses, " Steve Kent men- tioned. " I have to wear them. They ' re a hassle at times, like when they get dirty or scratched, but I ' d rather wear them than have blurred vi- sion. " Kris Baakkonen assured me, " So many people wear glasses that they ' re not even noticeable. " Kris was right, but it ' s a nuisance to wear glasses when I just barely finished wearing braces. " Braces are a big pain, " com- mented Athena Chiladakis. " Still, it ' s better to have braces than to go through life with crooked teeth. " Craig Corn- ford added, " I wish that ortho- dontists could just do surgery to straighten teeth. " What would creatures from outer space think of the con- traptions that we earthlings wear on our faces and in our mouths? I may never know, but if any Martians ever pay me a visit, I ' ll be able to see what they look like and greet them with a dazzling smile. jj efft CARPET LINOLEUM 3291 Mt. Diablo Ct. At Blodgett ' s they specialize in floors of all sorts, from plush carpeting to stylish linoleum. Brace yourself. Students realized that the benefits of braces outweighed the inconveniences. Bill Vanasek smiles at a friend in his sixth-period mechanical drawing class. Twenty-twenty. Kendall Sparks relaxes on a bench in the 100 wing. Eyeglasses, besides improving vision, were fashion accessories for guys as well 218 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Shiny smile. Claudia Stegman laughs after hearing a friend ' s joke on the front lawn. Braces were so prevalent that students tended to be unaware of them. Common spectacle. Seeing blackboards and reading the fine print in textbooks could be problems for far and near-sighted students. Fleurette Sevin finds a moment to relax and read a fcv 219 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Caught from behind. While lower class couples often kissed in the halls or behind buildings and bushes, the seniors took to the Quad. Seniors Bill Bruzzone and Karen Lovtang publicize their affections during lunch. i " X Mouth to Mouth Alone at last. Because each has a free fifth period, Alec Aspinwall and Julie Hansen enjoy their extended lunch together. After the lunch crowd deserted the Quad, couples were often left alone to do whatever . . . Snack smack. Between class smooches were common near lockers and on benches in front of classrooms. Dalisay Delgado and Kendall Sparks meet at break for a mid-morning kiss. " Did you see that couple in the halls!?! If this is what they do in public, can you imagine what they do when they are alone? " Couples in the halls, on the lawn and in the Quad were fre- quent topics of gossip. Yet what other students said be- hind kissing couples ' backs never really influenced how much or where they continued to kiss. Freshman Tom Doherty commented, " My friends has- sle me a little by saying ' Going for it in the halls again, ' but it doesn ' t really bother me. " " People embarrass me by saying things like, ' Oh, I saw you in the halls with your boy- friend, ' and then give me the wink and elbow treatment, " said sophomore Helen Polk. " But I ' d rather feel a little awk- ward than not show I care about him. " What about the bystanders? What did they think of the cou- ples that kissed in plain view? Junior Justin Fox commented, " It can get to be somewhat ob- noxious, but it ' s their busi- ness. " " It ' s very embarrassing be- cause I know it ' s rude to watch. So I pretend that I ' m not, which is even harder when they ' re right beside me, " added Shellev Weaver. Although students often dis- approved of the public kissing that went on during school hours, few had the courage to tell couples to stop. When asked if he had ever stopped a couple that was going at it in front of him, Chris Fender re- plied, " Only to give some pointers. " 220 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Christmas kiss. Santa played Cupid at the lunch-time Christmas rally. 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Between the months of Sep- tember and January, over forty college representatives visited the Career Center. They came from as far away as Ithaca, New York (Cornell University) and as near as Moraga (St. Mary ' s College). On the whole, they attracted a large percentage of seniors. " I ' ve been to three college rep ses- sions, " stated Jenny Hoots, " the overall UC one, Brown University, and UC Irvine. I was the only one at the Irvine talk, but they still showed me slides and answered all my questions. The sessions are much more interesting if the college representative himself is personable. I really enjoyed the Brown rep because he was so relaxed. He joked around and seemed to be having a good time just talking with us. " Petra Turowski agreed, " I found the MIT rep particularly interesting. 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As his interested audience listens, a representative from Stanford University describes student life at the Palo Alto campus. Some twenty juniors and seniors attended the session, which was held during a fifth period in mid-December. Plan ahead. In order to participate in a college rep meeting, students needed to add their names to the lists in the counseling office and receive a gray permission slip from the secretary. During her free sixth period, leanne Underwood signs up for the San Francisco University rep session. students mainly because it al- lowed them to quickly and eas- ily familiarize themselves with a school. Todd Millick said, " Talking to someone about a university is a lot simpler and more helpful than reading about it. It ' s more personal, and you can get answers for all your specific questions — the ones not covered in the bro- chures. " College representatives made a large number of seniors feel more comfortable about the big decision to be made in April. 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Just moments trom the Oakland Airport, AIRPARK otters • FAST. FREE Shuttle Service to from the Airport • Maximum Security Parking Lot — $2 day - $9 week No More: • Time wasted looking tor a parking space • Struggling with your luggage • Walking in the cold, heat, wind or rain The next time you Fly Oakland, try AIRPARK , 98th and Airport Road. Oakland, CA Thrifty 1 RENT-A-CAR §J AMERICA ' S GREAT CARS COST LESS AT THRIFTY. OAKLAND AIRPORT AREA AND DOWNTOWN OAKLAND V 5681220 - ' 224 PEOPLE AND EVENTS After the Facts For most, the word " decathlon " conjures images of a finely condi- toned athlete put- ting the shot, sprinting down a track or vaulting easily over a ridiculously high bar. A de- cathlon of a different sort chal- lenged nine students in late November. It was the first annual Contra Costa Academic Decathlon, es- tablished to select a county rep- resentative to December ' s state contest in Orange County. For the eleven area schools that en- tered, the event involved writ- ten tests in English and Literature, Physical and Bio- logical Sciences, Mathematics, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences, and speeches, both prepared and extemporaneous. Fifty students expressed in- terest in the team; by means of a qualifying test and teacher recommendations, Head Coach Robert Wicks selected the team ' s two contestants and one alternate in each of three categories determined by grade point averages: Honors (3.74-4.00), Scholastic (3.00- 3.74) and Varsity (2.00-2.99). Team members Alec As- pinwall, John Bennett, Greg Holley, Stannie Holt, Dana Smith and Andy Worthington and alternates Martha Crocker, Tom Steuber and Steve Tuemmler met, during the two weeks before the decathlon, with various teachers to dis- cuss subject areas and to re- view sample tests before they reported to Miramonte High School ' s lecture hall on Friday, November 21. They completed the five written exams before noon and listened to speeches before the competition ended at three. When the points were tal- lied, the team, with approxi- mately 20,000 of a possible 30,000, had placed second, 1,000 behind Miramonte. An awards reception was held the following week, at which Greg, John and Stannie were presented individual gold medals for their performances in Physical and Biological Sci- ences, English and Literature, and Fine Arts, respectively, and Stannie received a second medal for her outstanding total score in the Scholastic cate- gory. They didn ' t have to hurl javelins or clear high hurdles, but the academic decathletes managed to achieve satisfac- tion and success in their seden- tary, but strenuous, pursuits. Receptive audience. At the awards reception, Principal Ri hard I and Counselor Robert Wk ks disc uss the decathlon team ' s performam - Wicks, who conducted the team ' s selection and practice si ssioi an award as the coach of the second place team. Bf " Wh. ' f jf r ?M VI JH 1 1 ■ « iJm — m f | Tangible reward. At the December awards reception, Stannie Holt receives the gold medal for her total score in the Scholastic grade point average category. The reception was held at Mt. Diablo High ' s Serendipity restaurant in Concord. PEOPLE ANC EV( 225 Reams of records. Terry Watson and lane Morgan look over the selection of albums at Record Factory. Students ked to shop for records together to learn their friends ' preferences and compare record covers. Studious sounds. Carl Goldberg puts on a Beatles ' album on a Saturday afternoon. Many students turned to more mellow music that would provide a relaxed setting as they read or did homework. Music muse. Spending a Friday night at Susan Daane ' s house, Karen Shem and Terri Temkin examine the cover of Billy Joel ' s Class Houses while listening to the album. Many students discovered albums they ' d like to buy while kicking back at a friend ' s house. Just for the Record It ' s something to relax with, psyche up to, cry about, disco to or even pogo to. It ' s the beat, the mood, the lyrics, and the variety of music that keeps people flocking to record stores for the latest re- leases . . . The Game — by Queen Sound decision. Beth Goselin adjusts t neyer real . y ljked Q uee n the volume of her stereo as she listens before album c£jme Qut to her favorite album. The River. Many ... parents bought their children stereos to Th e tyncs tell of true to life Slt- confine their so-called music to one uations SO they ' re easy to re- room, late to. It ' s a great record to listen, sing and dance to. — Stephanie Penniman Freedom of Choice — by Devo Devo finally stops singing songs about evolution and songs like Satisfaction. They go new wave with this album by writing weird and humorous lyrics and experimenting with a lot of electronics. — Peter Paradero The River — by Bruce Springsteen The River shows the high potential of this band. The songs on this double album express a range of emotions, which attracts a bigger selec- tion of listeners. Some of his songs are serious and some are funny. I love it! — Jan Rickard Back in Black — By AcDc This album dispels any doubt how AcDc would sound after Bonn died. Like the title states, they ' re in mourning but they are going strong and even better than before. Even though this al- bum is a tribute to Bonn, it ' s still got the AcDc beat and their usual rowdiness. — Eugene Martinelli Kenny Roger ' s Greatest Hits The songs on this album are country-western and are easy to listen to. They always put me in a mellow mood espe- cially when I ' ve had a hard day at school. The beat is slow and each song has something me aningful to say. — Joni Lynn Henderson In music, there is some- thing for everybody. So, whether you like easy listen- ing, country, rock ' n roll, punk, soul or even classical music, someone is recording all your favorite sounds. 226 PEOPLE AND EVENTS © ACALANES STERS The Booster Club salutes the athletes, managers, and coaches of Acalanes High School. We proudly add to our list of accomplishments the Charlie Eaton Sports Complex and the E win Matson Memorial Weight Room Through the support of Acalanes pare. Ls, we are able to continue purchasing uniforms, cameras, scoreboards, and other equipment necessary to maintain our high athletic stand- ings in the Foothill Athletic League. We purchased more individual trophies for our FAL Champs this year than ever before. Thank you, parents, for your involvement. And a greater thank-you to you Acalanes athletes. You inspire us with your dedication, your determination, and your exuberance. 227 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Boxed ir boxes at Whiting i. Surrounded by rows of P.O. the Lafayette Post Office, Chris completes the draft registration form. The form asked the basic personal information and took only a minute to complete. Caught in the Draft It was January 8th, and a beauti- ful day. You had turned eighteen a little over two months earlier. (Just in time to cast a vote for John Anderson). Despite the clear blue skies and unusually warm temperature for a California January, you had an unsettling, nervous feeling — something was wrong. What could possibly go wrong on a glorious day like to- day you asked yourself. As you drove home, your windows rolled down, you knew you were forgetting to do some- thing. When you turned into your driveway, you remem- bered that you had forgotten to register: Register what? The car? To vote? No, register your- self for the draft. You pulled a quick U-turn and raced to the post office to sign your name on the dotted line. In early 1980, Congress passed a bill requiring the reg- istration of all males between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three for use in case a draft became necessary. This law led to loud protests remi- niscent of those in the 1960 ' s. Mike Levy commented, " I ha- ted the idea of being forced to register, but I did it anyway be- cause it was required by law. I kept hoping President Reagan would do what he said he would do during the campaign and abolish the whole registra- tion process. " Another controversy sur- rounded the registrati on: Should females be required to register also? " I didn ' t think it was fair that females didn ' t have to register, " commented Brent Cain. " Although they are physically weaker, there are many openings and special jobs they could fill. " Mike added, " In this era of equality, women as well as men should have been required to regis- ter. " As you returned home from the post office, ominous thoughts of going to war crossed your mind; khaki just wasn ' t your color. These thoughts were soon replaced with hopes that Reagan would fulfill his promise of ending registration. Oh well, you; thought, forget registration, and you headed for the mud football game at Happy Valley School. 228 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Congratulations to the Vintage Savings Athletes of the Week " We ' re Her to Help " Uintaae Jai ae lavinad AND LOAN ASSOCIATION pqfir 2626 PLEASANT HILL RD. ?— PLEASANT HILL 944- 1106 OTHER OFFICES - ST. HELENA SOON TO BE OPENED - LAFAYETTE 229 PEOPLE AND EVENTS A laugh and a half. One of Liz Kaufman ' s deranged jokes triggers an outburst from Mr. Dessler. Laughter was a way of life for Norm Dessler; he could always appreciate a little humor, and his own antics frequently inspired giggles. Stand-up comedian. At his going away party in room 106, Mr. Dessler demonstrates the use of one of his gifts, a pinwheel. The party was organized by Mr. Dessler ' s second period Freshman English class, who wanted to show their affection for an outstanding teacher. Pork out. As he finalizes his departure plans with Student Body President Mark Navone, Norm Dessler sips coffee from his authentic " Miss Piggy " mug. Mr. Dessler ' s office was a refuge for anything the least bit porcine; including a glass pig, a pig letter stamp, and various pig statues. 230 PEOPLE AND EVENTS It ' s Hard to Say Good-bye January 27, 1981. The office stood empty now. Hours earlier its former occupant bid it a quiet farewell. Yet it still echoed his presence, even though the desk was unusually free of clutter and the tele- phone lay dormant where once it jangled frantically. The open hallway outside was strangely void of anxious faces and cries for assistance. But even the barren office wall served to re- mind us of his colorful jumble of posters, which not long ago smiled benevolently down- ward, reasserting both his per- sonal philosophy and his love of pigs. After sharing 23 years of boisterous enthusiasm and constant understanding, Nor- man Dessler moved on. His destination? Gridley High, a school of 610 students located in a small farming com- munity 65 miles north of Sacra- mento, where he would be principal. " It will be a big change, " said Mr. Dessler. " Not the place itself so much — I grew up in a little town only 40 miles from Gridley — but In the bag. In the two or three weeks before his leaving, Norm Dessler was the honored guest at several going away parties: two given by his faculty colleagues, one by the senior class (the Hawaiian Breakfast), and one by his students. Mr. Dessler examines one of his presents, a paper bag bearing the famed pig emblem. the general philosophy of the school. Here, students are geared towards higher educa- tion; 85% go on to college. At Gridley, the emphasis is more on a practical level, with courses in mechanics and agri- culture; only about 20% of the student body proceeds to a university. " But Mr. Dessler felt excited at the prospect of a new en- vironment. He commented, " I want to change the curriculum dramatically and improve stu- dent-faculty relations. At Grid- ley, I will not only be a principal but also a community leader, because the high school is the center of community life. I would like it to become a town gathering place, with enter- tainment on Saturday nights. I applied for the Gridley job last autumn mainly because I wanted to test my educational philosophy at the ' principal ' level, but also because I strongly believe in the concept of the community school. " During two decades of teaching and administrating, Norman Dessler established an impressive record. " I hope I ' ve accomplished a lot here, " he re- marked. " While I was head of the English department, the elective program for seniors was initiated. I served as advi- sor for the yearbook staff for eleven years and during that time the AKLAN began to win national awards for outstand- ing quality. In the past four years I hope I ' ve made the Director of Student Activities a much more humane office, a balance between students and the administration. " Largely due to his complete involvement in school life, a certain nostalgia touched Mr. Dessler ' s leaving. He ex- plained, " What I have done here, I ' ll never do anywhere else. The closeness I ' ve devel- oped with parents, teachers and students won ' t happen again. I still get phone calls from old students. A while ago, I got a phone call from a former student now at Har- vard. He called because his lish final exam reminded him of me. These have been the most important years of my life. I ' ve grown as an educator and as a human being. They ' ve been learning years, and happy years. " Norman Dessler will not soon be forgotten here. He was a teacher, an advisor, a coun- selor ... a friend. His laughter was infectious and his dedica- tion, inspiring. But the time is right — and Norman ' s stor- min ' on. It ' ll grow on you. BE wK ' a MUM v «x WELLS FARGO BANK )ust desserts. Mr. Dessler carefully slices the cake presented to him by his English I students. During his final years here, Mr. Dessler taught only one or two academic courses, usually in the English department. DIAMOND K SUPPLY LTD. 3671 MT DIABLO BOULEVARD LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA 94549 WILLIAM MAGRATH PRESIDENT 231 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Sailing From Sunset To Sunrise After Christmas vacation school quickly lost its novelty; finals rap- idly approached and we counted the days until our next vacation or ski trip. Ju- niors, however, became preoc- cupied with other thoughts . . . " Will anyone ask me? " " Will she say yes? " " Where will I find a dress? " " Chinese or French restaurant? " " Who ' s going with whom? " What was all the commotion? Why were so many Juniors all worked up? the Junior Prom, of course. The countdown began four weeks before the prom when Keith Gallen, Nick Slonek and Greg Warner arrived at school in tuxes as walking advertise- ments for Selix Formal Wear. Signs advertising the ticket sales were posted 27 days be- fore the big event. The tickets were only eighteen dollars a couple; junior class social sec- retary Cristy Dumke ex- plained, " Because the Junior Class spent $3000 on the room and band, we only planned to break even. We figured we ' d have a really classy Junior Prom and worry about the costs of next year ' s Senior Ball later. " After much deliberation, the class officers decided upon " Come Sail Away " as the Prom ' s theme. To enhance the theme, the room with its pastel background was decorated with tropical plants, crepe pa- per and streamers. Judy Ratto, who helped decorate the Clare- mont, stated, " I think we did a good job. The aluminum foil stars up on the wall and hang- ing from the ceiling added a ro- mantic touch to the dance floor. " With frantic dress shopping expeditions, dinners, bouton- nieres, corsages, and breakfast plans out of the way, 180 ele- gantly dressed couples arrived at the prestigious Claremont Hotel. The dance floor in the Gas Light room soon filled with laughing, dancing cou- ples as Laser Boy played every- thing from the Commodores ' " Three Times a Lady " to Eric Clapton ' s " Cocaine. " The band emphasized the theme by performing " Come Sail Away " by Styx. As an alternative to dancing, couples could sit at one of the many tables and talk, or wander around the Claremont ex- ploring the many different lob- bies. " The Junior Prom was definitely a success. The band was great and everyone seemed to be enjoying them- selves. It was everything we expected, " said class officer Fred Leach. At one o ' clock couples went their way to breakfasts or sight- seeing in the Berkeley Hills. As the sun began to rise, the par- ties ended and it was time to get back. We returned to school that Monday, com- plained about tests and looked forward to Easter vacation. Even though we went ahead with the usual school routine, those glittering memories of the Junior Prom remained fresh in our minds. tUc (Racquet (Runner Lafayette The Official Shop for The Lafayette Tennis Club A complete line of tennis and running equipment 283-5490 TENNIS AND RUNNING SPECIALISTS Space makers. Mogie Beardon and Bill Shepherd dance to the music while trying to find a piece of the dance floor. With over 300 people at the dance, couples had to arrive quickly on the floor at the start of each song in order to ensure a place. Dress ups. Heather Riegg and Cristy Dumke look at their reflections in the mirror in the Bridal department of Bullocks. Promgoers often shopped in pairs to get a second opinion on their choices. 232 PEOPLE AND EVENTS A night at the round table. Amy Parsons and Scott Ashworth take advantage of a break in music to sit and relax. After dancing five or six straight dances, people often flocked to chairs, cool air, rthe punch bowl. A formal twist. Susan Meinbress and Todd Dewell dance to " Good Girls Don ' t. " Most people liked the music of Laser Boy because of its ability to imitate so closely the sounds of well known rock groups. Suitable outfit. George Railton takes off his bow tie and cuff links as he tries on his tux at Selix Formal Wear on the Friday afternoon before the prom. Boys always had to put on their tuxes at the store to see if minor alterations had been made correctly. Secret ballot. Before going into the dance, Scott Hutchison casts his vote for the Prom Queen and King. Charlie Thompson and Cristy Dumke were crowned as King and Queen later in the Ticket to paradise. Steve Walker buys i prom ticket from )an Rickard during lunch in the first week of sales. Jan volunteered to sell when class officer Fred Leach, who was scheduled to work, was absent. 233 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Final words. Alvaro Pastor, John Deerborn, and Caroline Apps complete their essays on the novel, Lord of the Flies. Many English teachers required their students to write expository essays for their finals. Keyed up. Students in Mr. Siegfried ' s Typing I class type business letters. Mr. Siegfried ' s final also included typing a personal letter within an allotted time. The exam drops on the desk. The unfortunate boy peers up to see the merciless eyes of his teacher glaring down at him. He picks up his pencil, his trembling fingers barely get- ting a grip on it. The first ques- tion is frighteningly obscure, and panic sets in as he strug- gles to drag the answer from his memory. He glances over at the unsuspecting teacher, seated at her desk, and decides to take a chance by focusing his attention on his neighbor ' s an- swer sheet. His view is blocked, so he begins the task Testing: 1,2,3. . . of answering the questions he does know and guessing at the others. This situation occurred at the end of each semester, every day between January 19- 22 and June 8-11; yes, it was finals ' week. Finals were one of the biggest ordeals of high school life. Kristin Kamian said, " It was supposed to be a relief to have finals over with, but instead I just worried about how I ' d done. I couldn ' t help won- dering if I did poorly and if my grades would really suffer. " Other students, however, found them easier than antici- pated. " I studied for my finals, but I probably could have passed them without re- viewing the materials. They were relatively easy because I did all my homework through- out the semester, " said Leigh Anne Flaherty. Although most students dreaded finals, the four-day testing spree had some advan- tages. Dan Lucas explained, " I liked the arrangement of finals. Because I had free third and fifth periods, I didn ' t have to come to school on Thursday. " Finals in elective classes often provided welcome relaxation that helped break up the week. Michelle Daly said, " I skipped breakfast Wednesday morning in anticipation of my Foods ' final, because we were making omelettes, muffins, and fruit salad. " School ended at 12:20 each day during finals ' week. The school day was shortened to give students an opportunity to study for the following day ' s exams. However, students managed to spend this time in ways other than studying. Ca- trina Borhaug admitted, " I went out to lunch each day that week. " Then she asked, " Was that extra time supposed to be used for studying? " 234 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Head of the class. Siubbhan Dewar describes her hopes for 1981 in a speech for her fifth period Spanish II final. All students in their second, third, or fourth year of a foreign language were required to speak on an assigned topic as part of their final. Prone to procrastinate. Every day during finals ' week the library overflowed with last-minute crammers. Many students delayed their studying until the day of the final, because they found it hard to study for a test in advance. HARRY PARKS REALTY Congratulates Graduates When you ' re ready for real estate, come see us, we ' ll still be here Since 1942 Planning ahead. Students check to see the average price of homes in Lafayette. 235 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Let ' s Play House. Remember when playing house was the number 1 game on the block? You and a friend might get dressed up and pretend to be mommy and daddy. The photographers at The Image Works know that some day you ' ll be ready to play house for real. You let us take your graduation pictures. Trust us with your wedding pictures. THE IMAGE HDRKS a photography studio formerly Keith Cole Studios Wedding Photography: 2625 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063 • 366-571 1 236 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Breakfast in Paradise Aloha! Get ready, get set, you could be that lucky person who will win that sun-filled week in Hawaii. Ask any se- nior who attended the luau breakfast to fill you in on the juicy details. So, get your tick- ets and get them fast from any senior you spot carrying your ticket to cool salty ocean spray and sandy beaches. The Hawaiian music, hula dancers, leis, and fresh fruit flown in from the islands, all made the breakfast a smash hit. This wasn ' t just your everyday ordinary senior brunch, though. The morning of pineapples and guava juice was presented for two specific reasons: first to kick off the most successful fundraiser the senior class could ask for (a Ha- I waiian raffle) and second, to give Norm Dessler a warm, friendly goodbye. Mike Worthington commented, " The Hawaiian breakfast came about at the perfect time. Along with the presentation of the fundraiser, Mr. Dessler was honored. The least we could do for such a great man was to dedicate the breakfast to him. " The winner of the drawing spent a luscious week in Ha- waii, three days on Mauii and four days on Kauai. The condo- miniums were generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morrish, who worked closely with the class to insure that the fundraiser would make a dent in the seniors ' debts. Todd Mil- lick, senior class president, said, " Without the Morrishes ' donation, our class would probably be washing cars until 1989. The Hawaiian raffle was a i unique and exciting fundraiser that could only have been pulled off with their help. " Not only did the fundraiser wipe out the bills the class faced, but it also gave an incen- tive to each individual: for every two dollar ticket sold, one dollar was credited toward their Senior Ball or Ail-Night ticket. Lee Christiansen said, " I wasn ' t about to stop selling tickets until the costs of my se- nior Ail-Night and Senior Ball tickets were covered. It ' s great to know that with just a little bit of work I could get both tickets free. " The top seller list grew as the weeks wore on due to the en- thusiasm the breakfast and fundraiser created. The raffle was the perfect way to unite the class and at the same time, relieve some of the financial burdens the senior class faced. Last breakfast. At the breakfast the senior class and the student board honored Mr. Dessler by giving him gifts: a Hawaiian lei and a letterman ' s jacket from his new school in Gridley. Mr. Dessler thanks some of the mothers who helped prepare the breakfast. Live from Waikiki. As students sipped their passion fruit juice and sampled their Portuguese sausage, three mysterious hula dancers captured the audience ' s attention. Peter Stauffer, Todd Morrish and Ion Walker attempt to present a traditional Hawaiian hula. Volunteer help. Mr. and Mrs. Morrish didn ' t halt their involvement with the senior class after they donated the Hawaiian trip, but instead offered to put on a tropical breakfast Mrs. Morrish wipes a table so Norm Dessler and Mark Navone can begin distributing raffle tickets. 237 PEOPLE AND EVENTS There ' s No Place Like Home Berkeley and Walnut Creek were often more pop- ular places to visit, but closer to home, Lafayette offered a variety of places to go and things to do. Many restaurants in town were favorites among students. Chris Cunan remarked, " Freddie ' s Pizza is a gTeat place to go and eat with friends. It ' s small, but the atmosphere makes it worthwhile. " Dana Nuzum added, " Not only is the food delicious at Hobo ' s, but the service is fast. Of course there are always places like Taco Bell and Jack-In-The- Box for a quick meal, but Hobo ' s is more appealing. " There were also many week- end recreational activities for the adventure-seeker in Lafay- ette. " Some days on week- ends, I go to a cow pasture and ' tease ' the cows, by having staring contests or chasing them. Their reactions are hys- terical, " commented Chris Fender. The Lafayette Reser- voir was also a favorite spot for sailors, hikers, fishermen and runners. " The reservoir has something for everyone. I en- joy having picnics with friends or family, " mentioned Chris. Don Guess continued, " The Park Theatre is always a place to go if I ' m bored. It ' s inexpen- sive and I usually see someone I know there. " Cristy Dumke thought of more devious activities to keep herself occupied: " It ' s so much fun to get a group together at night and pour soap detergent into the fountain in front of the Handlebar store. It ' s amusing to see bubbles everywhere the next morning. " stated Cristy. For those who enjoyed spas, Lafayette was full of oppor- tunities. Many local apart- ments and condominiums offered spas which were virtu- ally, although not intention- ally, open to the public. Beth King explained, " A few of my friends and I casually walk into an apartment building, acting as if we live there, and use the spa or Jacuzzi. One night, just for a little more excitement, we tried out all the spas in town. " Although many students headed off to Berkeley or San Francisco to have some fun, for less than a tank of gas they could stay closer to home plate and maybe make an exciting evening of it. Saunas, the Park, the Reservoir, Freddie ' s and Hobo ' s made Lafayette a seri- ous alternative to driving endlessly in search of a good time. 9kih 3524A Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette Extra, extra. Prescriptions and other health products were not the only items available at Bill ' s. Tim O ' Dea skims through a Sports illustrated magazine before buying it. 238 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Steady state. Many people were lured to the Lafayette Reservior by its scenic beauty and large selection of recreational equipment. Scott Thomas and Kathy Davis steady their rocking boat as they prepare to push off from the dock. Tiny bubbles. Soapy bubbles float atop the fountain on an island in the middle of Mount Diablo Boulevard. Pouring soap detergent into the fountain while it was operating was a common night-time Melting pot. Taking a hot tub, sauna, or Jacuzzi was a popular recreational activity in Lafayette after a long day. Rich McDonald, Mara Kimmel and Scott Schafer talk while relaxing in Kate Mclvor ' shot tub. 239 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Parents ' Club President Boosters Club Rep. Paul Glenda Fillinger Dave Joan Cox Vice President Budget Ways Means Bob Kathy Hamilton Ann Bill Baker Recording Secretary Career Center Lonnie Wells Peggy Grier Treasurer Barbara Broach Bob Judy Nuzum Class Liaisons Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Tom Morrish Liz Simmonds Joanne Bill Anderson Auditor Cathy Ed O ' Dea Jim Cheryl Boodell Sandy Warren School Rep. Sussman Dick Hansen Phyllis Dick Dickson Carol Jack Babcock Sharon Don McGlamery Off the shelf. Kim stops by her locker to pick up some books before her next class. Because she had a full class schedule, Kim had to organize her school time well. Her 25-Hour Day Running on both the track and cross-country teams, writing for the Blueprint, play- ing in both the band and or- chestra, being in Daphne, and serving as a Junior class officer didn ' t leave Kim Troxel much time for A.F.S. or 4-H. Some- how, though, she managed. Sound impressive? There ' s more. Kim was a C.S.F. mem- ber since she started high school. She skied, backpacked, and raised orphaned wild ani- mals. But perhaps the most im- pressive thing about Kim was her attitude. " I really love peo- ple. People talk about cliques at school, but if you don ' t believe in them you don ' t have to par- ticipate in them. The important thing to me is to do what I want, no matter what I want, no matter what other people think, " Kim commented with a smile. " My friends are people that I go out with and act crazy with, have fun with and tell stupid jokes to. " One of Kim ' s goals was to go to a good college. She men- tioned, " I don ' t really like do- ing homework but I want to go to either Dartmouth or Stan- ford and you need good grades for that. It ' s hard to do well in school but I know I have to, so I do. " She certainly did well and was named the Chinese Insti- tute of Engineering ' s Out- standing Junior of the Year. She was chosen from a field of applicants from all over the United States. She even trav- eled to New York City to re- ceive her award. Kim took seven classes and was the Junior Class Vice Presi- dent. She explained, " I haven ' t always been this busy. In ju- nior high all I did was run and study. I was really weird. I ' d run, then study, then run some more. " Kim added, " I love shool because there are so many things to do. If I want to do something, I do it. I ' ve al- ways wanted to take ballet; maybe I ' ll squeeze it in some- where. " " I love to be bizarre and unique — but most of all, I like to keep busy, " Kim com- mented. It was obvious that Kim liked to be involved and achieved some remarkable honors, but as she said, " I just want to have fun. " 240 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Dances Legislation Carol Statley Peggy Mihm Jacquie Perun Libran Education Committee Pat Carpenter Ruth Perkins Membership Foundation Funding Robin Dick Holt Sue Stauffer Newsletter Goals ' Committee Rep. Muriel Fry Esther Schafer Publicity Health Val Weaver Carole Zimmerman Telephone Committee Hospitality Student Directory Patsy Frank Sherman Joyce Bradshaw The sound of music. Kim Troxel and Susan Bourne practice Sea Songs during Symphonic Band. Although Kim often played piccolo solos, Kim and Susan shared the title of first flute. Off and running. Kim runs the cross-country course at track practice after school. She started running in seventh grade and trained a few hours every day to achieve her top position on the varsity track team. Cash collectors. Kim helps )ustin Fox and Cristy Dumke as they sell tickets to the Junior Prom at lunchtime. 241 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Model Diplomacy, Genuine Memories Historical replay. In the best Washingtonian style, Justin Fox attempts to hurl a quarter across the wide Potomac River. The frigid weather on the morning of the group ' s excursion to Mount Vernon inspired a range of unusual activities among the displaced Californians. The real United Nations, of course, is located in New York City. There, representatives from countries around the world meet to discuss matters of far-reaching international significance. Of less world sig- nificance, perhaps, but tem- porarily of no less importance to those of us who took part in them, were the model United Nations the Foreign Affairs Club participated in through- out the year. Thirteen of us, with advisors Richard Dobbins and Norma Alsterlind, traveled to Wash- ington, D.C., in early February for seven days of sightseeing and four days at Georgetown University ' s North American Invitational Model United Na- tions. In early September, we made our first definite plans to travel to a major eastern con- ference. Three years of hard work and successful fund- raisers including the annual Sports Convention, would ease the financial burden on each person chosen to make the trip, but the total cost was still approximately $600 per student. After we won an award as the Soviet Union at the Santa Clara Valley Model United Na- tions in November, interest in the trip peaked. From 25 stu- dents who expressed a desire to go, we selected the thirteen who would represent the Fed- eral Republic of Germany in the Economic and Social Coun- cil and the German Democratic Republic in the Security Coun- cil in Washington. Those of us selected, Liane Hull, Steve Tuemmler, Todd Millick, Charlie Thompson, Melissa Ja- cobs, Mike Bennett, Joan Chu, Carl Goldberg, Steven Iriki, Dave Richard, John Bennett, Justin Fox, and Richard Vasse, then spent part of the next two months researching the posi- tions and policies of our na- tions and preparing resolutions and speeches. Mr. Dobbins never let us forget that he expected nothing less than our best effort. The conference itself occu- pied four days, and we were in Washington for eleven, so we took advantage of our extra time to visit the traditional Washington sights, to make special trips to Gettysburg, Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon, and to generally enjoy our time in the nation ' s capital. As usual, once the model UN began, we did very well. On the final day of our stay, our Federal Republic of Ger- many won an " Outstanding " award as one of the top delega- tions among those represented by the 2400 students who at- tended the conference. Later that day, we drove to the Baltimore airport and be- gan our long flight home, by way of Los Angeles. When we finally dragged our bodies off the World Airways plane in Oakland and collected our mountains of luggage, we were exhausted, bleary-eyed, and, as we reflected on our ex- peiences and accomplish- ments, very satisfied. Thin skinned. Accustomed to mild California winters, the group spent much of its time outdoors shivering in spite of warm clothing. Members of the delegation contemplate the warmth that will greet them when they finally enter the White House for their early morning tour. 242 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Exclusive rights. Since they made their trip during February, the group didn ' t have to fight teeming hordes of people at generally popular tourist attractions. Todd Millick, Richard Vasse, Joan Chu, jstin Fox, Mike Bennett, Steve Tuemmler, and Steven Iriki view George Washington ' s tomb at Mount Vernon. Center of interest. The Capitol served as a focal point for many of the group ' s activities in Washington. Students spent the better part of two days observing House and Senate sessions and wandering aimlessly throughout the building. You are there. As Liane Hull, Annette Dobbins, Charlie Thompson, Melissa Jacobs and Justin Fox (starring as the American flag) attempt to recreate the World War II conquest of Iwo Jima, Richard Dobbins records their efforts for posterity. Posing as statues became a popular pastime for attention-starved travelers. Moment of silence. The group ' s visit to Arlington National Cemetery included stops at the graves of John and Robert Kennedy and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Dave Richard, Steve Tuemmler and Todd Millick examine the gravestone of a World War II veteran. jfis Clothes Circuit The Store That Saves You 20 ' ' i to50 " c on Famous Brand Fashions Shop (mi (jmpau . .. Pleasant Walnut Hill Creek 30 Golt Club Road 120 Petticoat Lar (College Square Center) (behind Uppers 689 7465 OpenMon.-Fri Open Mon. -Wed , Dublin 7216 Regional Stre« (across from Mervyn ' s) 828-5544 OpenMon.-Fri. Congratulations to the Class of 1 981 ! 243 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Artful Endeavors Classes getting you down? Need a break from your everyday routine? Seminarts was the thing for you. Arranged by Mrs. Barbara Whited, this spe- cial course took place at Los Lo- mas on Wednesday nights during the third quarter. It gave over 100 MGM (Mentally Gifted Minor) students a chance to listen to and ask questions of speakers from such fields of the fine arts as writing and painting, as well as to work independently on art related projects of their own. " I took Seminarts because it sounded really interesting, " explained Jenny Davis. She added, " Some of the speakers got too lengthy, but for the most part, they were fascinat- ing — especially the movie critic from KGO radio. " Guest speakers were not the only reason for taking the course, however. " I enjoyed working on my independent project most of all, " Marie Say- lor said. " I ' ve always liked dancing, so Kathy Moore and I choreographed and performed a jazz dance. " " For my project, I put together a photography portfolio, " related Dan Lin, " I had wanted to learn more about photography for a long time, and this independent project was the perfect chance to do so. " Dave Richards summed up his feelings for the class: " Seminarts gave us the unique chance to learn more about the arts. It was an outlet for creativ- ity that the school ' s classes just couldn ' t provide. " if lb ; Gp L ' Pt » | J Simj REDKEN 283-1059 OAK HILL ROAD, LAFAYETTE Cosmic awareness. John Suzaki requests an autograph from Poul Anderson, science fiction author of The Avatar. After each evening ' s session, students enjoyed conversing with the speaker about his lecture. Questions and answers. Bonnie Duncan composes her answer to a question about the arts. Devised as a unique way of taking roll, a different question was asked at the beginning of each meeting. T — — — f gW Open 1 1 30 am to 9 prn Monday - Saturday Take Out Orders Available 100 LAFAYETTE CIRCLE 284-4948 244 PEOPLE AND EVENTS f - One on One. Elise Broach consults Mrs. Whited about her independent project, which required 35 hours of work outside of class. One factor in the success of Seminarts was Mrs. Whited ' s availability to each individual. Listen and learn. Amy Loughran and Martha DeCarbonel listen to a speech about modem art. Seminarts employed a wide range of speakers to appeal to the varied tastes of the audience. jT fcr SECURITY NATIONAL BANK We ' re open to a new way of banking. That means convenient East Bay locations, and offering you a full range of banking services. It means striving for new ways to make your money work harder for you. But it also means longer banking hours. It means being open when you want to bank. And when you check our banking hours with theirs, maybe you ' ll be open to a new way of banking also. OTHER OFFICES IN: LAFAYETTE 3498 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 944-6030 8 am-7 pm Mon.-Fri. 9 am-1 pm Sat. ANTIOCH, BERKELEY, CONCORD, DUBLIN, HAYWARD, OAKLAND AND WALNUT CREEK. 245 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Billed board. The marquee at the Park theater advertises the movies of the week — Popeye and Buck Rogers. New 246 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Keep them posted. Movie posters were plastered outside theaters to advertise coming attractions. Ordinary People was one of the most popular films ol the year, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best film and best actress. Advanced screening. Sc arming the entertainment section ol tin I Mark Bruderet alerie I lall and Stephanie Casper ( hoi aftei fli. una rehearsal. Movies were an easy way to have fun: lot it ions were nearby, prices weren ' t too on and they were always there when other plans fell through. Reel to Reel films: seemed to draw stories from popular old movies and radio and T.V. Although trends change through the years, movies will always be a chief source of en- tertainment. The movies, how- ever, have changed somewhat in style — the trend switched from comedies to more seri- ous, deep films, but both types were well represented in 1981. Perhaps the classic of the year was Ordinary People. The movie stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton as a fam- ily dealing with the emotional problems caused by Conrad ' s (played by Hutton) brother ' s fatal boat accident. Conrad ' s guilt and his mother ' s diffi- culty expressing love made it a touching and incredibly realis- tic story with a message that ' s bound to hit everyone. The story is good; the acting excel- lent. Another serious movie was The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Di- amond in his first movie role. The story is derived from Al Jolson ' s Jazz Singer; the main character, Jess Robin, leaves the family temple. The plot drags somewhat in places and the story is extremely old- fashioned but it ' s entertaining. Neil Diamond performs origi- nal songs, including the hit " Love on the Rocks " and a high-energy, invigorating song titled, " America. " Though the movie itself is too predictable, it ' s worth the $4.50 for the Neil Diamond sound. Besides the serious movies there were some good come- dies. A fun movie was 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. The story is about three women of- fice workers at a large corpora- tion and their devious plans to " tame " their male chauvinist boss. At times the action is slow, but all in all, the movie is hilarious. For those who enjoyed slap- stick comedy and dumb hu- mor, a good movie was Stir Crazy, with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. The humor is typical of Pryor and Wilder, in that it is based on the mishaps of circumstance, getting caught for a crime they didn ' t commit. There are a few really funny scenes, like the one when the judge sentences the two to 125 years; needless to say, Wilder was flabbergasted. The ending is almost sicken- ing, as Wilder rides off thorugh the sunset with his newly ac- quired girlfriend — his attor- ney. Neil Simon produced an- other one of his ridiculous co- medies, Seems Like Old Times. Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn star in this film about a set up bankrobber (Chase) try- ing to get an attorney (Hawn) to defend him and to remarry him. The bizarre circum- stances that bring the two to- gether are the only elements that keep the movie funny, but they become tiresome and tend to be too predictable. It is a funny movie, at least for those who enjoy an airhead comedy. For those who couldn ' t find anything to do any night of the week, there were many op- tions for entertainment through movies. There were good films and bad ones, but they were all a good way to go out to escape. 247 PEOPLE AND EVENTS In conference. Teachers had various ways of ensuring that students did accomplish something in thier absence. In Mr. Reeves ' third period Mass Media class, Christine Wang, Mia Underhill and Stephanie Casper receive points for clearly explaining advertising techniques to their substitute. A second source. In classes such as typing, students tended to move at their own pace, making the job of the substitute somewhat easy because she had nothing new to introduce to the class. Freshman Kirsten Tucker asks Mrs. Anderson ' s substitute a question about column typing. " Oh, look . . . we have a substi- tute! No work to- day, we can kickback and take it easy. Quick! Switch seats — we ' ll really confuse her. She ' s so lost she doesn ' t even know what ' s going on. " " I think that substitute teaching is the worst job imag- inable, " said Senior Dana Pan- fili. " Substitutes get no respect from their students and are There ' s No Substitute constantly hassled about everything, " she added. Even though regular teachers threatened students and warned them to be on their best behavior when substitutes were in charge, instructions were not always obeyed. " My teacher told our class that any- one who started messing around when the substitute was trying to lead the class would lose ten points off their grade, " commented Vicki Breakstone, " But we still pulled the same old tricks. " " When a substitute listed my name for throwing paper and passing notes, I denied every- thing and acted really sweet and innocent toward the teacher when he returned, " mentioned Sophomore Allison English. " And he believed me, " added Allison. Thousands of tricks were played on unsuspecting substi- tutes. Pranksters tried every- thing: dropping their books at specific time intervals, telling the substitute false names, get- ting out of class early, or not even going at all. Foreign language substi- tutes were among the most fre- quently harassed. Somehow they never quite knew the lan- guage they were supposed to teach. " Once I had a Spanish teacher for a substitute in my French III class, " said Senior Kevin Dunham. " She had no idea about what she was sup- posed to be doing, so we ran the class, " he continued. Perhaps Sophomore Rodney Sheehan said it best, " Why should I have respect for some- one who just walks in and tries to teach the class something he or she knows nothing about. " 248 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Political play. Students, especially seniors, found it difficult to work diligently under a substitute ' s direction. Mike Worthington attempts to distract Mr. Dobbins ' sixth period International Relations substitute from the scheduled class program. Can it. John Marlowe entertains his fifth period Choral Ensemble class while the substitute watches. When Mr. Brown was absent, substitutes with little musical knowledge were instructed to let the assigned student director lead the class. CONGRATULATIONS LA Fiesta Square 983 Moraga Rd. Lafayette Open 9 to 6 Free Parking 283-6252 249 PEOPLE AND EVENTS In motion. Joni twirls during one ot her informal rehearsals. She spent about fifteen hours a week perfecting different moves and dances. jingle belly, loni Lynn Henderson practices with her tambourine, one of her more costly accessories. In order to start bellydancing, Joni initially had to spend $200 to buy all of the needed equipment. 250 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Let It Roll . . . " Two years ago I saw a lady belly- dancing on t.v. and I made up my mind then to be- come a professional bellydan- cer. For me dancing has become a great way to put school and problems out of my mind, " commented Joni Lynn Henderson. Only through long hours of practice and never ending ded- ication was Joni able to make her dream come true. She at- tended Sula ' s Bellydancing Academy at least one day a week for approximately one hour. During the rest of the week she practiced anywhere from half an hour to two hours a day. Joni continued, " After I graduated and received my professional diploma, I started making plans to dance profes- sionally. It seemed like a good way to make a living. I feel bellydancing will be an inter- esting and exciting field to work in. " " I liked to watch the differ- ent reactions on peoples ' faces when I got up in front of them to dance, " commented Joni. This was only one of the many reasons Joni loved the art of bellydancing. " I enjoy it be- cause it ' s so exotic; it ' s different Mid drift. )oni works to improve her use of cymbals. These percussion instruments were very difficult to play, but they produced an interesting effect when handled correctly. than any other form of danc- ing, " she added. " Each individual job re- quired a different outfit. For one performance alone I some- times spent up to two hundred dollars just on materials. I could usually use different parts of each costume for other per- formances though, " com- mented Joni. The pay a professional bellydancer re- ceives is outstanding. " At one party on New Year ' s Eve I earned thirty dollars for only eight minutes of dancing. I ' d say bellydancing was worth it! " 2 tfENWTH OF LONDON iflE NVCTH OF LONDON tfENVETTH OF IjONDON Lafayette Studio 3385 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549 (415) 284-2872 251 PEOPLE AND EVENTS Caught In the Act Bottom row: Emily Weinstein, Diana Rickard, Dana Cox, Frank Kropschot. Second row: Mark Presten, Caroline Nelson, Missy Dickson, Heidi Stephens, Dave Douglas, Mary Broach, Jeff Lancaster. Top row: John Dahlgren, Ann Christie, Tr ish Greenwood, Nancy Holton, Liz Kaufman, Heidi Timken, Laura Nelson, lohn Bennett, Elise Broach, Jon Walker, Cindy Meador, Ian McRae, Art McCain. Submarine sandwich Mary ' s dirty book Elise ran over J. R. Leif, Marf, Mard, Barfara and Biff E.G. jokes Upside-down glasses Peek-a-boo Pick-up truck Turkey on whole wheat with everything McD. Peon Award Pepsi, Trish? Professionally stuffed Come on John, just approve it! Corsets and control-top pantyhose Kneeslapper, Bellywhacker Laura ' s shrunken picture Mrs. Bennett ' s brownies Landshark Perversion in the back room For a good time call Liz Foodaholics Anonymous Bebe Wheat germ, Nancy? Get it, Broach? Mama Joda Okay Oh, sick! Click, click, click — Yosemite There once was a Bodoni warrior who traveled to Caledonia in search of a Garamond goblet. Instead he discovered the Sword of Helvetica — made of shining Melior. Guarding himself with his Metrolite pistol, he journeyed to Optima over the bold Palatino mountains, glad he was living in Times Roman. 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Adler, Heiko136 Adler, lonathon 20, 136 Adlparvar, Hamidreza 136 AFS150, 151 AFS President: )anet Carminati; Vice President: Kim Troxel; Secretary: Valerie Hall; Treasurer: Debbie Eisenberg; Co-Treasurer: |ohn Bennett; Programs: Katie deCarbonel; Publicity: Mara Kimmel; Hospitality: Christine Wang; YFU Rotary Liason: Phil Barham; Senior Rep: Liz Kaufman; junior Rep: Heather Reigg; Sophomore Rep: Elisabeth Stearns; Freshman Reps; Alison Cormack, Brent Beerline; Advisors: Holly Holmes, Robert Wicks. Agness, Kim 100, 136 Aiello, Jeff 114, 168 Ainsworth, Tom 168 Akers, Patricia 136 AKLAN 32, 33 AKLAN Editor: Ann Christie; Copy Editor: John Bennett; Staff: Elise Broach, Mary Broach, Dana Cox, Ion Dahlgren, Missy Dickson, Dave Douglas, TrisTi Greenwood, Liz Kaufman, Frank Kropschot, Jeff Lancaster, Art McCain, Ian McDonald, Ian McRae, Cindy Meador, Rita Mills, Caroline Nelson, Laura Nelson, Mark Presten, Diana Rickard, Heidi Stephens, Heidi Timken, Jon Walker, Emily Weinstein; Advisor: Nancy Holton. Alioshin, Paul Allen, Craig 46, 47, 49, 168 Allen, Joan 136, 59, 61 Alsterland, Norma 200, 242 Amin, Harshvina 1 36 Anders, John 167 Anderson, Anita 200 Anderson, Craig 136 Anderson, Craig 168 Anderson, Michele 1 36, 1 42 Anderson, Robert 200 Anderson, Ronald 1 36 Andrews, Frank 168 Apps, Caroline 1 , 1 36, 234 Aram, Cathy 1 36 Aram, Lisa 168 Ardell, Ann 136, 58, 59 Ardini, Marie-Louise 200 Arenzo, Mestor J. 136 Arst, Heather 136, 158 Art 22,23 Art Club President: Jay Spangenberg; Advisor: Gail Gray. Ascarrunz, Kara 78, 79, 1 22, 1 23, 1 26 Aspatore, John 136 Aspinwall, Alec 168, 220, 225, 77 Aston, Shelley 168 Ateljevich, Eli 136, 179 Atherton, David 136 Atherton, Dominique 136 Atwood, Brian 10, 136 Avila, Mark 168 Ayers, Dan 136 Baakkonen, Chip 1 36 Baakkonen, Chris 136, 218 Babcock, Juliane 167 Bacanskas, Mark 136 Bachmann, Michael 96, 1 36, 1 79 Backowski, John 137 Backowski, Paul (Jeff) 168 Baggot, Robin 141, 168,39 Bailey, Kim Dyleen 137 Baker, Carolyn 167 Baker, Kristen 2, 132, 137 Baker, Robert 1 37 Baker, Terrence 168 Bales, Barbara 167 Ball, Carl 168, 74 Ball, Leslie 167 Baloyra, George 137 Band Craig Anderson, Eli Ateljevich, Philip Barham, Debbie Bisio, Gary Boell, Jeff Bogue, Sue Bolinger, Susan Bourne, Becky Boyd, Blake Brossoit, Lori Brown, Marc Bruderer, Bill Bruzzone, Janet Burris, John Cappa, Anthony Chen, Daryl Chilimidos, Scott Christensen, Alice Clifford, Tracey Couch, Craig Courtney, Mike Cutter, John Dearborn, Keith Erickson, Jonathan Feng, Brian Geary, Eron Groman, Roxie Gustavson, Eric Hall, Amy Hayashi, Edy Hayashi, Marvin Heileson, Matt Hughes, Kenneth Jew, Tom Karanasos, Frank Kropschot, Keith Lawrenz, Andrian Levy, Steve Lewis, Julian Lim, Peter Lin, John Marlowe, Dave Menegus, Phil Miscovich, Michelle Moore, Tom Nootbaar, Jay Owenhouse, Phil Pavliger, Mary Porcella, Mark Presten, Suzanne Ramsey, Janice Rickard, Joe Schafer, Scott Schafer, Scott Senst, Angela Sevin, Karl Sevin, Steve Silva, Dan Singer, Jeff Soss, Peter Stauffer, Claudia Stegman, Brian Swanson, Lauri Syring, Scott Thomas, LynetteThorsen, Andy Todhunter, FredToth, Irene Tresser, Kim Troxel, Craig Tsutakawa, Brian Tuemmter, Steve Tuemmler, Eric VanCleve, Eric Vasankari, Jeff Vorhees, Charles Wait, Kathleen Welland, Bruce Whitten, Henry Wolf, Leslie Wood. Bandt, Anya 137 Bangs, Lisa 168, 169,59 Bangs, Maureen 137, 59, 61 Barakos, John 1 37 Barden, Eileen 137 Barden, Frederick 137 Bardin, Pamela 137 Barham, Philip 137, 150, 76 Barnett, Janie 137 Barnhill, lames 137 Baron, Michael 1 !7 Barr, Brenda 137 Barr, Loren 137 Barron, Stephen 168 Barsell.lohn 137 Bartling, Jeffery 167 Barton, Lisa 137,50,51 Baseball 70, 71 Baseball Varsity: Dave Dautel, Bill Durbrow, Ron Hansen, Chris Hausser, Mike Heckman, Jim Holden, Pete Isola, Mike Locker, Mike Richards, Kevin Roullier, Curt Schoelkopf, Tom Souza, J.R. Turner, Chris Whiting, Tom Zeman; Coach Brian Salisbury. Junior Varsity: Dave Cleveland, Dick Crane, Tom Couch, Tom Finnerty, Don Giacoma, Dave Gillman, Scott Greaves, Chris Hansen, Ed Hayward, Mark Isola, Harry Kamian, Mike Paclebar, |oe Parlette, Darren Scola, Mark Souza, Bob Veit; Coach: Dave Deichler. Basketball 64-69 Basketball Boys ' Varsity: Keith Gallen, Eron Groman, Chris Fender, Dave Kerr, Dennis Klum, DaveMaggard, Don McGlamery, Tom Morgan, John Perkins, Tim Ruff, Nick Slonek, Bob Vance, Matt Watson; Coach: Bob Jensen. Boys ' Junior Varsity: Dave Cleveland, Tom Couch, Ed Dunn, Marc Jacuzzi, Brad Kino, Eric Leighton, Nathan McClun, Drew Peterson, Curt Schoelkopf, Tom Souza, Jeb Stewart, John Waite, Greg Warner, Keary Warner; Coach: Joe McElroy. Boys ' Freshmen: Eric Chiao, Mike Dumke, Jay Groman, Chris Hansen, Mark Isola, Mike Lee, Darrin Maggard, JoeMillette, DaveOikkola, |im Pettit, Greg Stephens, Mike Thompson; Coach: Dennis Brown. Girls ' Varsity: Heidi Borgwardt, Dennise Broking, Lisa Broking, Dana Cox, Fran Dalecio, Staci Gronner, Pam Li, Dana Nuzum, Dana Panfili, Garret Rost, Julie Tebb; Coach: Terri Rubenstein. Girls ' Junior Varsity: Rhonda Bucklin, Mari Ellingson, Nancy Koller, Kate Larsen, Janet Lautenberger, Ryan Marlowe, Cholly Mills, lane Morgan, Kyle Ruderow, Erica Styles, Vicky Sutton, Darcy Swinnerton, Terry Watson, Shelly Weaver, Julie Zygutis; Coach: Harriet Buckley. Battey, Angela 137 Baughman, Frank 200 Baughman, Nancy 167 Bava, Christine 137, 271 Bea, Douglas 55 Bearden, Mogie 1 37, 232 Beaubien, Scott 137 Becker, Alison 137 Beer, Paul 137 Beerline, Brentley 137 Beernink, Karen 137,50 Beernink, Jon 168, 38 Behind the Scenes 1 32, 1 33 Bell, William 124, 167 Bellport, Victoria 137, 193 Belly Dancer 250, 251 Bennett, Bruce 168, 181 Bennett, lohn 32, 168,225,242 Bennett, Michael 24, 86, 167, 242 Berberich, Susan 138 Berge, Karen 1 38 Berkeley 198, 199 Bernard. Nicola 141, 168 Bernardi, Tao 1 38 Berrocal, Gonzalo " Chalo " 92, 151, 168 Bertolina, Shawna 122, 168 Betting 156, 157 Bible, Dana 13, 136, 138 Biederman, Taylor 80, 138, 14 " , 214 Biesecker. Shane 138 Biggart, Craig 169 Biggs, Jeffrey 55, 138 256 INDEX Billeter, David 164, 169 Billeter, Kristine 138 teiro, Richard 18, 55, 154, 169 Birthdays 158, 159 " lischel, Diane 3, 138, 190 lisio, Debbie 169, 59 lissig, Heidi 169 Hack, Stan 200 JBIackmur, Arnold 200 Blakeney.Jill 169 Blakeney, Rich 138, 30 Blendow, Debbie 200 Blodgett, Larry 138, 139 Blueprint 30, 31 Blueprint Editor: Liane Hull; Managing Editor: Parti Carruthers: Staff: Lisa Bangs, Missy Calhoun, Graham Chaffee, Mike Crowley, Chris Fender, Carl Goldberg, Bob Grier, Bertina Groepe, Pete Isola, Melissa )acobs, Anu log, Beth King, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Anne Larsen, Amy Loughran, Jocelyn McGraw, Jenny Miller, Adam Richland, Laura Seltzer, Angela Sevin, Eileen Simon, Beth Stevenson, Kim Troxel, Steve Tuemmler; Advisor: Richard Mayes. Blum, Shannon 138 Boaman, Nancy 124, 170 Bobu, Stacy 25, 170 Bogue, Jeff 1 38 Bofinger, Susan 138 Bolstad, Julia 170 Bondanza, Suzy 138,58,59 Boniour, Michelle 138 Boodell, Geoffrey 167 Boot, Gregory 1 70 Borgwardt, Heidi 36, 66, 78, 138 Borhaug, Catrina 138,234, 272 Bostrom, Dawnyce 1 38, 72 Bourne, Susan 138 Boyd, Jessica 138 Bovd, Rebecca 132, 138 Boys ' Chorus Doug Bea, George Cook, Diego Erausquin, Ledger Free, Chris Goodrow, Steven Hallsted, Chris Kenefick, Bill Lassell, Kurt Monser, Bruce Nemanic, Dave Peak, Randy Ripley, Jason Thompson, Bob Veit, J.R. Turner, Bryan Welland, Byungkwan Woo, Victor Noyes. Braces Glasses 2 14, 215 Braddock. Jennifer 138 Bradshaw, Dana 170 Bradshaw, Laura 138 Bradshaw, Robert 138 Bray, Douglas 170 Breakstone, Vicki 138, 199, 248 Bredahl,Mark26, 138 Brennan, Colleen 170 Bridges, Steve 138 Bridges, Stuart 167 Brignole, Elena 138 Brizendine, Ann 170 Broach, Elise 32, 33, 171,242 Broach, Mary 32, 85, 138 Broking, Denise 36, 66, 138 Broking, Lisa 66, 67, 171 Broking, Sharon 138 Brossoit, Blake 171 Brown, Jonathan 200 Brown, Julie 138, 50, 51 Brown, Kristen 3, 138 Brown, Lori 171, 119 Brown, Mark 138 Brown, Michael 138 Browning, Noelle28, 88, 138 Bru, Crystal 162, 171 Bruderer, Marc 138, 247 Brunckhorst, Erik 138 Bruzzone, Bill 113, 171,220, 117 Bruzzone, Paulette 1 Bucci, Jerry 200 Bucklin, Rhonda 68, Buda, Jeffrey 171 Bullwinkil, Stephen Burckin.Marc 139 Burfield, Cindy 138 Burkhard, Kurt 138 Burr, Kelley 138 Burris, Janet 161, 171, 59 Buster, Shell! 23, 130, 138, 167 Butler, Margaret 200 Butner, Michael 138 Byall, Blake 167 c 3 Cabrera, Michelle 138 Cadwell, Cari 138 Cadwell, Casey 138 Caicedo, Carlos 55, 138 Cain, Beth H. 40 Cain, Brent 14, 171,228,40 Cairns, Dana 138 Calhoon, Melissa 105, 138,59 Callander, Steve 21, 171 Campbell, Laura 36, 1 38 Canaparo, Joanna 138 Cappa, John 81, 138 Capra, Melissa J. 138 Caputo, Catherine 139 Cardiff, Steve 171, 268 Carlson, Bonnie 36, 139, 75 Carlson, Constance 139 Carlson, Lisa 171 Carlson, Tracey 1 39 Carmichael, Mary 200 Carminati, Janet 150, 158, 169, 171, 203,271, 119 Carpenter, Amy 1 39 Carr, Cynthia 139 Carruthers, Patricia 30, 31, 171 Carter, Kiersten 1 39 Carter, Ron 139 Casper, Stephanie 101, 171, 247, 248 Floor show. In late August, the Pom-pon girls and Varsity yell leaders gather in the small gym to practice their presentation for Freshman Orientation. Freshman Orientation marked the beginning of high school for several hundred anxious ninth graders. 257 INDEX Suitable attire. The Drama Department organized several productions duri ng the year; two major plays, " Cactus Flower " and " What a Life, " as well as a Drama Night, designed to give all drama class members a chance to participate in a stage show. Carl Ball and lohn Lancaster admire Fred Leach ' s vest in a short skit. Casper, Sylvia 139 Casey, )ames 1 39 Castro, Katherine 139 Cassani, John 171 Castelon, Ruben 171 Catambav, George 171 Causing, Micheline 5, 98, 1 04, 1 07, 172,202,270 Cavallo, Chris 111, 172 Chaffe, Graham 167, 181 Charles Eaton Field 44, 45 Chapman, Deanne 172 Chauvin, lonll, 156, 172, 181 Cheating 164, 165 Cheerleading 78, 79 Chen, Anthony 139 Cheng, Christie 139 Cheng, loseph 172 Cheng, Steven 1 39 Chiao, Becky 19, 172 Chiao, Eric 68, 139 Chew, Craig 139 Chew, Sheelee 1 39 Chiladakis, Athena 8, 11, 21, 139 Chiladakis, John 139 Chilamidos, Daryl 139 Chilcote, Sandra 139 Choo, Jim 139 Choral Ensemble Lori Brown, Ann Christie, Mike Cutter, Laura Gronner, Amy Hayashi, Edy Hayashi, Marvin Heileson, Michelle Higham, Kathy Hunter, Jeff Hyde, Steve Kent, John Marlowe, Mike McAlister, Marc MacNeill, Todd Morrish, Laura Nelson, Tim O ' Dea, Laleh Quinn, Terri Schneider, lordanna Shusta, Scott Whyte, Alisa Wilson, Lily Yohannes. Christensen, Brent 172 Christensen, Scott 63, 139 Christensen, Todd 1 39, 76 Christiansen, Lee Nelson 172, 237 Christie, Ann 32, 33, 172 Chu, Jean 139 Chu, loan 87, 79, 171,242,271 Cianci, Pamela 172, 193 Cianci, Tracy 167 Clark, Gayle 200 Clark, Mel 200 Clark, Patti 200 Class Officers Senior President: Todd Millick; Vice President: Doug Hamilton; Secretary: Chris Grossgart; Treasurer: Bradd Statley; Social Secretary: Trish Greenwood; Class Council: Dave Cox, Rita Mills, Gayle Parker; Advisor: Dick Dobbins; Junior President: Charlie Thompson; Vice President: Kim Troxel; Secretary: Beth King; Treasurer: Justin Fox; Social Secretary: Christy Dumke; Class Council: Mary Broach, Fred Leach; Advisor: Jean Temp; Sophomore President: Mike Bennett; Vice President: Jennifer Jacobs; Secretary: Libby Dalcamo; Treasurer: Dana Cox; Social Secretary: Karen Loughran; Class Council: Rhonda Bucklin, Elisabeth Stearns; Advisor: Bob Warren; Freshman President: Kate Larsen; Vice President: Diana Bischel; Secretary: Kristin Nelson; Social Secretary: Noelle Browning; Class Council: Joe Farrell, Kathleen Whiting; Advisor: Jerry Bucci. Clem, Daneen 139, 152,57, 59 Clem, Krista 139 Cleveland, David 1, 12,67 Clifford, Alice 139 Clubs Fundraisers 90-93 Clyde, Lynne139, 147 Cobb, Steve 1 39 Coble, Jack 139 Cohune, David 139, 142 Cohune, Stewart 101, 139, 142, 143 Cohune, Susanne 5, 139 Cojuangco, Pedro 1 7, 1 72 Coleman, Elizabeth 139 Colgan, Patricia 139 Collections 2 18, 219 Colleges 188, 189 College Reps. 222, 223 Collins, Rebecca 139, 59 Colwell, Frank 167 Colwell.Jim 139 Communications 10-13 Compagno, Sal 200 Concerts 174, 175 Conner, Laura 1 72 Conner, Lisa 139 Conner, Madeline 17, 124, 172 Conover, Kirsten 139, 58, 59 Conradson, Jami 1 39 Conti, Jon 139 Cook, George 139 Cook, Victoria 139 Coolidge, Kristen 172 Cooper, James 1 39 Cooper, John 1 39 Cooper, Lisa 139 Cormack, Allison 139 Cornford, Craig 139, 218 Corso, Anthony 1 72 Cortessis, Pam 164, 172 Cosso, Susan 126, 172, 188 Cost of Being a Senior 1 68, 1 69 Couch, Thomas 21, 67, 139 Couch, Tracey 139 Coulthurst, Kimberly 139 Courtney, Craig 11, 139 Cox, Dana 32, 33, 66, 69,86, 139 Cox, David 85, 156, 173, 199, 203 Cox, Paul 139 Crabbe, Gary 139 Crabbe, Leslie 139 Crane, David 47, 85, 173, 181 Crane, Richard 139, 143 Cranston, Richard 139 Creddle, Lisa 139 Crocker, Martha 77, 1 73, 225 Crocker, Renate 200 Crosscountry 42, 43 Cross Country Boys ' Varsity: Loren Barr, Dave Hansell, Peter Keyser, Matt Locati, Dan Lucas, Jeff Mihm, Jay Ryder; Coach: Scott Smith. Boys ' Junior Varsity: John Cooper, Mike Davis, Peter Feldman, Justin Fox, Carl Goldberg, BobGrier, Don Guess, Bill Hartshorn, Peter Hunt, Steve Kent, James Kint, Matt Lewis, Dan Lin, Mike Locher, Billy Shepherd, Rob Shepherd, Charlie Thompson, Steve Tuemmler, Scott Vance; Coach: Scott Smith. Boys ' Frosh Soph: Chip Baakkonen, Mike Davis, Ken Franke, Joe Hart, Rob Johnson, Rob Lewis, Steve Merryman, Aaron Nygard, Geoff Parker, Randy Ripley, Dick Schultz, Sherif Wahby; Coach: Scott Smith. Girls ' Varsity: Missy Dickson, Joyce Franke, Sally Lewerenz, Ryann Marlowe, KateMclvor, Kim Troxel, Janie Tebb, Stephanie Weaver; Coach: Scott Smith. Girls ' Junior Varsity: Victoria Bellport, Tammy Fong, Thayne Franklin, Preeti Junnarkar, Nancy Koller, Michelle Meador, Kathy Van Zeeland, Maggie VanZeeland, Kathleen Welland, Chris Wickboldt, Kate Wiliams; Coach: Scott Smith. Crowley, Mike 173 C.S.F. President: Liz Kaufman; Secretary Treasurer: Laura Nelson; Kim Agness, Paul Alioshin, Harshvina Amin, Heather Arst, Eli Ateljevich, Brian Atwood, Lisa Bangs, Philip Barham, Doug Bea, Alison Becker, Victoria Bellport, John Bennett, Mike Bennett, Shannon Blum, Becky Boyd, Jennifer Braddock, Robert Bradshaw, Elise Broach, Mary Broach, Marc Bruderer, Laura Campbell, Steven Cardiff, lanetCarminati, Ruben Castellon, Christy Cheng, Steve Cheng, Becky Chiao, Jean Chu, Joan Chu, Kirsten Conover, Craig Courtney, Dana Cox, David Cox, Susan Daane, Karen Daniels, Jennifer Davis, Blaine Deal, Alan Dearborn, John Dearborn, Swathi Desai, Charles Dethero, Suibam DeWar, Missy Dickson, Dave Douglas, Ed Dunn, Amy Eiselman, Bert Ellingson, Sue Eoff, Roy Erickson, Kim Felton, Chris Fender, Jonathan Feng, Dana Fillinger, Tammy Fong, Justin Fox, Eugenie Frambes, Jane Garrison, Carl Goldberg, Pennie Gordon, Trish Greenwood, Barbara Gregory, Eron Groman, Chris Grossgart, Valerie Hall, Amy Hayashi, Heidi Heileson, Marvin Heileson, Eric Heilmann, Greg Holley, Stannie Holt, Liane Hull, Doug Hutson, Steven Iriki, Mark Isola, Pete Isola, Kenny Jew, Anu Jog, Debbie Jones, Dede Joost, Patti Kenney, Peter Keyser, Michele Khalil, Johanna Klick, Frank Kropschot, Karen Kryder, Chris Kirwan, Karen Kwiecien, Jeff Lancaster, Phil Lapsley, Anne Larsen, Katharine Larsen, Adrian Levy, Sally Lewerenz, Jemelina Lim, Michael Lin, Peter Lin, Marc MacNeill, Leslie McCauley, David McDonald, Ian McDonald, Kristen McNall, Cindy Meador, Susan Meinbress, Cathy Millick, Rita Mills, Bill Nagle, Laura Namba, Karen Nelson, Kristen Nelson, Tim O ' Dea, Grant Palmer, Scott Palmer, Dana Panfili, Kris Piste r, Greg Ponomareff, Mark Presten, Kristine Ravetto, Jay Ryder, Diana Rickard, Adam Richland, Martha Ross, Gerrit Rost, Paul Rustigian, Terri Schneider, Angela Sevin, Linda Shenon, Kathy Simmonds, Eileen Simon, Bruce Smith, Judy Smrha, Jay Spangenberg, Carol Stanton, Elisabeth Stearns, Heidi Stephens, John Suezaki, Vicky Sutton, TsienTaye, Charlie Thompson, Heidi Timken, Andrew Todhunter, Fred Toth, Elizabeth Tucker, Petra Turowski-Rost, Mia Underhill, Jeanne Underwood, Dana Veeder, Karen Ward, Emily Weinstein, Kathleen Welland, Kathleen Whiting, Tim Wickens, Annette Wilson, Andy Worthington. v Cullen, Sharon Cunan, Christina 11, 139, 142,238,50, 51 Cusick, Kent 139 Cutter, Michael 1 , 1 1 , 166, 1 73, 193, 209 Cvetic, Diane 23, 169, 173,209 Cyr, Maria 139 Daane, Susan 139, 191,59 Dabner, Yvonne 139 Dahlgren, lohn 32, 162, 174 Dailev, lohn 1 74 Dalcamo, Elizabeth 85, 88, 1 39, 202 58 Dalecio, Frances 66, 139 Dalenberg, Donald 93. 169, 174, 14 Daly, Huang Thien 1 74 258 INDEX ! Dalv, Joe 200 Daly, Michelle 97, 174, 234 Dalv, Paul 139, 170 i Daman, Ann Marie 139 Daman, Bruce 167 Dance 122, 123 Dance Club 1 President: Shawnna Bertolina: Vice I President: Dana Fillinger, Christine I Pettit; Secretary: Karen Kwecien; I Treasurer: Amy Loughran; Publicity: I Anu log, Karen Kwecien, loanne i Severns; Costumes: Martha deCarbonel, Kim Whittaker; Advisor: Pat Van Horn. Dance Production Michelle Anderson, Heather Arst, Kara Ascarrunz, Shawnna Bertolina, Vicky | Breakstone, Paula Bruzzone, Cindy Burfield, Sheelee Chew, Liz Coleman, Tracy Couch, Libbv Dalcamo, Martha deCarbonel, Kristin Ewin, Dana Fillinger, Patty Fochler, Aubie Garrett, Tvler Carvens, Allison Cross, Amy Havashi, Edy Hayashi, Christy Hebble, I Toby Heminway, Diana Hilbert, Jennifer lacobs, Anu log, Anita ]og, Kristin Kamian, Kelee Kane. Kim Kikkert, Cretchen Klein, Karen Kwiecien, Danielle Langridge, Julie Lanham, Mona Lee, Lisa Licht, Amy Loughran, Alisa Magidoff, Leslie McCauley, )ami McConnell, Heidi Mercer, Annie Miller, Vicki Mondlach, Cindy Monroe, Kathy Moore, Kim Morris, Cretchen Parks, Linda Perry, Christine Pettit, Cina Podesto, Lisa Ponomareff, Karmen Porter, Christy Rosefield, Kyle Rudderow, Hilary Runnion, Kelly Ryan, Marie Saylor, Missy Schultz, loanne Severns, Jill Siegmann, Kathy Simmonds, Jenny Smith, Liz Stegman, Loree Stross, Tracy Taylor, Arlene Vandermeyde, Kira Visser, Barbara Weeks, Emily Weinstein, Michelle Weyer, Christine Williams, Dayna Woods, Lisa Vreeland, Laura Zickefoose. Daneshrad, Babak 139 Daniels, Karen 139 Dano, Douglas 1 39 Dano, Sheri Darley, Ian 167 Daseal, Hagit 141 DaSilva, Erico92, 150, 151, 174 Dasso, Richard Cameron 167 Dating 162, 163 Dautel, David 141, 70, 71 Dautel, Michael 141 Davis, Jennifer 141, 242 Davis, Kathy 141,239 Davis, Ian 141 Davis, Mike 79, 141 Davis, Terri 29, 141, 170 Deal, Blaine 141, 60 Dearborn, Alan 141 Dearborn, John 141, 161, 126, 234 DeBisschop, Mathew 167 deCarbonel, Kathryn 36, 141, 72 deCarbonel, Martha 174, 242 Dedication 6,7 Del Beccaro, Lisa 141, 142, 143 Delgado, Dalisay 167,220 DeMartini, Ernest 1 5, 99, 201 , 204 Denn, Julie 24, 141 Derby, Christine 1 74 Derby, Daniel 142 Desai.Suathi 142,211 Dessler, Norman 87, 88, 201 , 202, 230,231,237 Dethero, Charles 1 74 Dethero, Dinah 174 Dewald, Patricia 21, 142 Dewar, Ainslie 174 Dewar, Siubbhan 142, 235 Dewell, Todd 44, 98, 142, 233, 77 Dhont, Vicki 174 Diaz, Monica 174 Dickinson, Brooks 167 Dickow, Jami 103, 139, 174 Dickson, Jane (Missy) 32, 1 42 Diehl, Fred 27, 201 Diekmann, Michael 142 Dieting 190, 191 Dietz, Donald 201 Diggs, Jeff 142 Dirito, David 29, 174, 38, 39 Dirito, Dione 142 Dirito, Lisa 103, 142,201 Dishong, Peter 1678 Dobbins, Richard 25, 27, 87, 93, 201 , 204,242, 243 Dohertv, Thomas 142, 220 Donlin, Robert 142 Doran, Todd 167 Dossa, Mark 108, 174 Douglas, David 11, 32, 142 Dowd, Linda 174 Doxier, Jeannette 142 Doxsee, Jill 142 Doxsee, Jim 142 Doxsee, Julie 142 Draft Registration 228, 229 Drake, Clyde 1 42 Drama Club President: Sara McCombs; Vice President: Chris Crossgart; Secretary: Martha Ross; Advisor: Tom Eggertson. Dreshfield, Gerald 21, 174 Driver ' s License 146, 147 Duckworth, Carolyn 142 Dudum, Sandy 174 Duffy, Linda 142 Dumke, Cristy 11, 16,85,88, 142, 232,233,238,241 Dumke, Michael 68, 142 Dunbar, Brad 143 Duncan, Bonnie Lynn 143, 242 Dungeons and Dragons 1 78, 1 79 Dunham, Kevin 131, 174,248 Dunham, Mary 143 Dunkelberg, |on 143 Dunkelberg, Kristen 121, 122, 143 Dunn, Edward 67, 167 Duran, Mary-Jean 143 Durbrow, William 174, 76, 71 Dyer, Ruth 201 Dygert, Helen 202 E Edwards, Nicole 143 Eggertsen, Tom 202 Eichmeyer, Todd 143 Eiselman, Amy 143 Eisenberg, Debra 36, 143 Eisenberg, Jill 143 Ekberg, Gigi 143 Election Year 1 76, 1 77 Ellingson, Bert 11 7, 130, 1 Ellingson, Mari 68, 143, 2 Ellisen, Raleigh 164, 202 Elmore, Melinda 16, 143 Embree, Michael 55, 143 English, Allison 143, 248 Eoff, Susan 23, 143 Erausquin, Diego 144 Erickson, Keith 167, 233 Erickson, Kevin 175 Erickson, Roy 1 30, 131 , 1 ' Esser, Carolyn 143 E.S.T. 154, 155 Estelita, Richard 175 Ewart, Mike 167 Ewin, Kristin 144 f FAC to Washington 242, 243 Fairbanks, Brad 144 Falahati, Sandy 202 Farnholtz, Anita 202 Farnholtz, Wayne 202 Farnum, Heather 144 Farrell, Jennifer 144 Farrell, John 55, 144, 75 Farrell, Joseph 144 Farrell, Molly 144 Fearon, Dana 144 Fee, Duane6, 7, 202,204 Fee, Jaqueline124, 143, 175,213 Feldman, Peter 167 Felton, Kimberly 144 Fender, Chris 26, 3 1 , 65, 66, 1 30, 1 75, 220,238 Feng, Jonathan 144 Ferrara, Sherri 144 Fillinger, Dana 87, 98, 123, 126, 175, 194,202, 270, 140 Finals 234, 235 Findley, Kimberly 144 Findley, Todd 22, 167 Finn, Gordon 102, 202 Finnerty, Thomas 144 Finnerty, Tim 167 Fitzpatrick, Karen 145 Flaherty, Leigh Anne 1 75, 234 Fletcher, Chris Flett, Suzy 175 Flores, Andrea Flory, Lynda 176, 59 Floyd, Elisabeth Fochler, Patti 145 Foglia, Marianna 27, 176 Fong, Tamara 43, 145, 74 Football 46-49 Football Varsity: Craig Allen, Alec Aspinwall, Geoff Boodell, Jack Chauvin, Scott Christesen, Stewart Cohune, Dave Crane, Roy Erickson, Dave Hunt, Mike Heckman, Steve lensen, John ludy, Tom Morgan, Greg One, Joe Procter, Mark Ransdell, Joe Reed, Paul Rosati, Steve Sawdey, Chris Sena, Scott Smith, Tom Souza, Kendall Sparks, Bradd Statley, Chip Upshaw, Sheehan Verner, Jon Walker, Matt Watson, Clint Williams, Steve Worsley; Coaches: Gordon Finn, Mike Gorton, Wendall Pleis. Junior Varsity: Dave Cleveland, Kent Cusick, Paul Daly, Brad Dunbar, Todd Eichmeyer, Keith Gallen, Don Giacoma, Brian Gorton, Ed Hayward, Tim Henderson, Tim Keller, Dan Krummenacher, Andy Lafaille, Rob Ludden, Mike Martin, Terry Mattox, Tim McDonald, Chip McNeill, Eric Mein, Tim O ' Dea, Mike Paclebar, Dante Paulazzo, Maruicio Pollock, Mark Presten, George Railton, Pete Rivers, Scott Senst, Rod Sheehan, Buddy Sherman, Carl Splaine, John Suezaki, Herb Trautner, Sam Vella, Keary Warner, Matt Weiser, Vance Williams, Randy Worsley, Tom Worthington; Coaches: Den Brown, Rich Cotruvo, Robert Taylor. Freshmen: Shane Beisecker, Anthony Chen, Eric Chiao, Todd Christensen, Shawn Cullen, Tom Doherty, Mike Dumke, Joe Farrell, Mike Gersper, Kirk Goddard, Brett Good, Chris Hansen, Mark Howard, Mark Isola, Kent Jones, Chris Kenefick, Mark LaFarge, Rob Lanci, Jeff LaRosa, Derek Leppke, Greg Ludden, Mike Li, Darrin Maggard, Joe McCill, Eric Nelson, Jeff Pulver, John Secchi, Zach Siegel, Mark Souza, Rob Stark, Bill Stevenson, Chris Stone, Stott Sykes, Mike Tehan, Jason Thompson, Ben Tressler, Greg Vallelunge, Bob Veit, Andy Ward, Bryan Welland, Jim Wilson, Gordon Young, Mike Yturri; Coaches: Raleigh Ellisen, Mark Navone, Robert Warren. Ford, Karlyn 202 Foreign Affairs Club Co-Presidents: John Bennett, Melissa Jacobs; Advisors: Norma Alsterlind, Dick Dobbins. Fores, Suzanne 1 76 Forslund, Rick 167 Foster, Dirk 145 Fowler, Tracy 145 Fox, Justin 84, 85, 145, 150, 176,220, 242, 243 259 INDEX Frambes, Alicia 145, 159 Frambes, Eugenie 145 Franke, Joyce 43, 145 Franke, Kenneth 145 Franklin, Brandon 145 Franklin, Thayne 145 Free, Ledger 145 Freeis, Sarah 1 76 Freeman, Larry 202 Freethv, lames 176, 201 Freethy, Sandra 145 Free Time 108-111 French, Sam 68, 145 French Club President: loanne Severns; Vice President: Anu Jog; Treasurer: Becky Chiao; Board: Marc MacNeill, Leslie McCauley, Fred Toth; Advisor: Stan Oberg. Frick, Michael 145 Frosh Orientation 1 36, 1 37 Fry, Keith 145 Fry, Stuart 145, 268 Fuchs, Edward 145 Futch, Kathleen 145 Futch, Kristen 145 o Cabbard, Grant 167 Cabie, Deborah 145 Caigalas, Christina 176 Callen, Keith 65, 145,232 Gamble, Bradford 55, 145 Gann, Patricia 145 Garber, Tom 176 Gardner, Mandi 18, 145 Gardner, Tamara 1 76 Garr, Ann 145, 50 Garr, Molly 13, 78, 79, 145 Garrison, lamie 176 Garrison, lane 145 Garvens, Dirk 145 Garvens, Tyler 109, 122, 145 Garvey, lames 203 Gaus, Doug 176 Gaw, Lina145 Geary, Alan 21 , 145 Geary, Brian 145 George, Andrew 1 67 Geraghty, Timothy 167 Geranen, Laura 36, 37, 145 German Club President: Alex Malinovsky; Vice President: Steve Tuemmler; Treasurer: Dana Fearon; Secretary: KimTroxel; Advisor: Renate Crocker. Gersper, Michael 145 Ghulam, Laith 145 Giacoma, Donald 68, 167 Gibson, Christine 145 Gile, Jason 145 Gillespie, Tina 1 67 Gillman, David 145 Girls ' Choir Kim Agness, lessica Boyd, Cindy Burfield, Missy Calhoon, loanna Canaparo, Amy Carpenter, Cindy Carr, Lynne Clyde, Dana Cox, Ann Damon, Terri Davis, Dinah Dethero, Patti Dewald, Amy Eiselman, Kristin Ewin, Sherri Forgus, Alicia Frambes, Sara Hague, Christy Hebble, Lisa Hendry, Lenore Henry, Marianne Hockenberry, Alberta lames, Michele Khalil, Cathy Korman, Sally Lewerenz, Michelle Meador, Kristin McNall, Cathy Millick, Seana O ' Neil, Julie Palsak, Neva Paulazzo, Stephanie Penniman, Ami Porcella, Traci Rose, Linda Shenon, Kathy Simmonds, Heidi Sprenckel, Elisabeth Stearns, Stephanie Walker, Karen Ward, Angela Wetzstien, Beverly Wulf, Diane YaNech. Girls ' Chorus Maureen Bangs, Pamela Bardin, Angela Battey, Karen Beernink, Diane Bischel, Shannan Blum, Elena Brignole, Kristen Brown, Dana Cairns, Cathy Caputa, Lisa Cooper, Alison Cormack, Jill Doxsee, Jill Eisenberg, Gigi Ekberg, Dana Fearon, Kim Felton, Patti Fochler, Laura Goldstein, Lisa Graham, Ann Hamilton, Susie Holit, lulie Hoots, Tammy (acobson, Doreelurow, Karen Kryder, Kate Larsen, lackie Lebovitz, Suzy Lehmkuhl, Laureen Lipking, Chris Lydon, Ryann Marlowe, Cholly Mills, Ann Monahan, Shirin Mostafavi, Kathy Nelson, Mary Nevins, Kelley O ' Brian, Cindy Pascarello, Renell Raine, Laura Ricci, Bridget Robinson, Angela Roscelli, Mandy Schoenemann, Kristy Seghy, Shawn Shook, Kristy Stantill, Claudia Stegman, April Steuber, Suzy Sullivan, Darcy Swinnerton, Maureen Tonge, Diane Toth, Kirsten Tucker, Dana Veeder, Karen Willcuts, Danielle Wilson, Kristie Wilson, Bryna Winchell, Patty Wing. Cirod, Elizabeth 124, 145 Gladson, Karen 176 Glomb, Edward 145 Goddard, Kirk 145 Goeschl, |on 152, 177 Gold, Lance 92, 145 Goldberg, Amy 145 Goldberg, Carl 16, 30, 31, 145,226, 242 Goldblatt, Brad 18, 21,55, 145 Goldstein, Lauren 145 Golf 40, 41 Golf Varsity: Rick Blakeney, Beth Cain, Brent Cain, Matt Hughes, Craig Lingenfelter, Jim Ponsford, Wayne Powell, Rob Silva, Mark Terry, RossTsugita, Bruce Whitten; Coach: Warren Smith. Goll,Tom120, 121, 177 Gollenbusch, Michael Gonser, Bob 106, 156, 177, 188,272, 57,59,60,61 Good, Brant 167 Good, Brett 145 Goodnow, Randal 145 Goodrich, Lee Matthew 145 Goodrow, Christopher 145 Goodrow, Michael 145 Googins, Marueen 145 Gordon, Margaret 26, 1 77 Gordon. Penny 145 Gordon, Rachel 145 Gordon, Robert 167 Gorton, Brian 145 Goselin, Beth 145, 210, 226 Goselin, Garth 24, 145 Gostin, Steve 145 Goulet, Thomas 146 Graduating Early 172, 173 Graff, Donald 146 Graff, Douglas 177 Graham, Leslie 177 Graham, Lisa 146 Grail, Tom 177 Grant, Donna 203 Gravelle, Sonia 146 Gray, Alan 146, 61 Gray, Gail 203 Gray, Gary 177 Greaves, Mark 2 1,68, 146 Greaves, Scott 146 Green, lustin 146 Green, Linda 146 Green, Scott 146 Greenwood, Tricia 32, 33, 84, 87, 1 77 Greer, Matt 1 1 , 16, 146 Gregory, Anita 146 Gregory, Barbara 146 Greub, Suzanne 177 ' Grier, Robert 30, 81, 146 Griffith, Bill 177,38 Groepe, Bertina31, 150, 151, 177 Groman, Eron 65, 1 77 Groman, lay 68, 146 Gronner, Laura 146 Gronner, Staci 146, 100, 166 Gronning, Cesar 55, 167 Gross, Allison 146, 50 Grossgart, Christopher 8, 14, 89, 106, 121, 163, 177 Gruhler, Tracy 146, 74 Guess, John 55, 146 Gully, Mike 181, 210 Gumucio, Beverly 177 Gunn, Susan 146 Custafson, David 167 Gustavson, Michael 146 Gustavson, Roxanne 144 Guthman, Scott 146 Guthrie, Hylie 177 Guzzo, )ohn 203 Gymnastics 50, 51 Gymnastics Lisa Barton, Karen Beernick, Julie Brown, Micheline Causing, Chris Cunan, Dana Fillinger, Ann Garr, Allison Gross, Diana Hilbert, Karen Kwiecien, Mona Lee, Kathy McFetridge, Annie Miller, Lorie Nelson, Barbara Persons, Kirsten Sakrison, Elisabeth Stearns; Coach: Blanch Farnham. Haak, Raelene146 Haber, Georgia 146, 161 Haidich, loanna 177 Haines, Wendy 146 Haley, Mike 100, 177 Hall, Eric 146, 150,74 Hall. Rebecca 146 Hall, Valerie 150, 177, 147 Hallsted, Steven 146, 179 Hamilton, Ann 146 Hamilton, Doug 54, 55, 87, 1 78 Hanley, Lisa 146 Hansell, David 42, 146 Hansen, Christopher 56, 66, 68, 69, 104, 146 Hansen, lulie 103, 104, 178, 220 Hansen, Richard 89, 1 37, 203, 225 Hansen, Ron 53, 54, 55, 178,70 Hardy, Craig 146, 74 Hardy, Douglas 167 Harrington, Elizabeth 145 Harrison, Diane 146 Hart, loel 16, 146 Hartman, Kimberlv 146 Hartshorn, Bill 42, 178 Hassen, Randa 146 Hauge, Sara 146 Haugen, Terry 203 Hausmann, Kristin 146 Hausser, Chris 54, 55, 130, 178 Havas, Gary 108, 176, 178 Hawaiian Breakfast 236, 237 Hayashi, Amy 123, 146 Hayashi,Edy123, 146 Hayes, lames 167 Hayward, Edward 16, 146 Heaston, Steve 203, 59 Hebble, Christina 122, 139, 146 Heckmann, Michael 3 1 , 2 1 3, 1 46, 70 Heilman, Eric 146 Heilson, Heidi 146 Heilson, Marvin 1 1 , 1 78 Heminway, Toby 146 Henderson, Charles 178 Henderson, Joni 146, 210, 226, 250, 251 Henderson, Steven 146 Henderson, Timothy 146 Hendry, Lisa 145 Henrickson, Donald 178 Henriksen, Craig 146 Henry, Daniel 146 Henry, Lenore 167 Hensley, Todd 167 Hensley, Tony 178 Herman, Arthur 146 Hermann, Racheele 178 Hernandez, Angelo 203 Hertz, Craig 63, 146 Hertz, Mitchell 55, 146 Hesse, Michael 146 Hession, Eileen 1 1 7, 178 Hession, Nancv 146 Hickman, David 146 Hiden, David 62, 178 Higgs, Stephanie 147 Higham, Michelle 178 Hilbert, Diana 147, 50 260 INDEX Hill, Knstina 147 Hill, Stewart 178 History and Coverment 24, 25 Hockenberrv, Linda 178 Hockenberry, Marianne 147 Hodgeson, Donald 1 78 Hodgeson, Walter 147 Hoetker, Scott 55, 53, 1 39, 201 Hofmann, Lori 178 Holbrook, Ron 179 Holit, Lori 178, 117, 119 Holit, Susan 147 Holley, Derek 147, 179 Holley, Greg 179, 225 Holmes, Greg 55, 147 Holmes, Holly 201, 203 Holt, Deena 147, 101, 186, 58, 59 Holt, Stanley 147, 225 Holt, Tyler 147 Holton, Nancy 203, 217 Homecoming 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, Homecoming Court Senior: Laura Nelson, Doug Hamilton, Linda Parrett, Scott Hoetker, Dana Pantili, Jaime Dickow; Junior: Kim Agness, Jay Owenhouse; Sophomore: Lisa Dirito, Eric Mein; Freshman: Deana Holt, Dean Tompkins. Home Economics Club Officers President: Annette Morris; Vice President: Betsy Ross; Secretary: Kathy Lindorfer: Treasurer: Janet Carminati: Publicity: Christine Pettit; Advisor: Mary Carmichael. Honsaker, Michael 147 Hood, Shannon 148 Hoots, Jennifer 24, 104, 179, 222 Hoots, Julia 144, 148 Hopkins, Una 179 Hoskins, James Houlston, Linda 179 Howard, Brett 167, 179 Howard, Mark 148 Hubbard, Gary 148 Huber, Jeffrey 86, 148,57 Hughes, Matthew 148, 269, 40 Hughes, Mike 2, 148 Hughes, Nini 148, 38 Hughes, Patricia 148,201 Hull,Liane30, 31, 179,242, Humpert, Donald 148 Hunt, David 28, 20, 47, 144, 180 Hunt, Peter 147, 148 Hunter, Kathv 143, 180, 116 Huntley, Richard 180 Huseby, John 148 Huseby, Robert 148 Hutchison, Scott 142, 149,2: Hutson, Doug 149 Hyde, Jeff 12, 180,57 I Individual Sports 80, 81 Innocenti, Harry 204 Inthe80 ' s130, 131 Isaacs, Bryan 149 Isola, Mark 68, 69, 149 Isola, Peter 30, 55, 70 Ispra, Matthew 167 Iverson, Rick 149, 55 J Jackson, Shannon 180 Jackson, Steven 149 Jacobs, Barry 149 Jacobs, Gregory 149 Jacobs, Jennifer 86, 149,203 Jacobs, Melissa 30, 32, 1 52, 242, 243 Jacobs, Scott 68, 117, 132, 144, 149 Jacobson, Tammy 149 Jacuzzi, Leanna 199 Jacuzzi, Marc 67, 133, 149 Janney, Bill 149 Jazz Band Eli Atljevich, Gary Boell, Jeff Bogue, Blake Brossoit, Bill Bruzzone, Daryl Chilimidos, Brian Geary, Lance Gold, Eric Hall, Jeff Hyde, Tom Karanasos, Keith Lawrenz, Tom Nootbaar, Phil Pavliger, Suzanne Ramsey, Joe Schafer, Scott Schafer, Steve Silva, Dan Singer, Jeff Soss, Brian Swanson, Craig Tsutakawa, Jeff Voorhees. Jeffery, Mark 68 Jeffrey, Michael 180 Jenkins, Renee 149 Jensen, Robert 13, 65, 68, 166, 204, 141 Jensen, Robert Andrew 1 49 Jensen, Steve 180 Jeung, Jeff 149 Jew, Kenneth 149 Jobs 140, 141 Jog, Anita 180 Jog, Anu 149, 125 Johnson, Julie 149 Johnson, Lori 149 Johnson, Rob 149 Jones, Debbie 180 Jones, Geoffrey 149 Jones, Kent 149 Joost, Dede149 Jubelirer, Mark 149 judson, Caroline 149 Judy, John 149, 272 Junior Prom 234, 235 Junnarkar, Preeti 105, 180 Jurow, Dores 149 Kahn, Marie 205 Kamian, Harry 55, 149 Kamian, Kristin 124,234 Kamp rath.Odilia 149 Kane, Kelee 149 Kannry, Richard 167 A drive for profits. At a senior class fundraiser in late October, Pam Cianci vacuums a Mustang in front of the Lafayette Mobile Station. The Mobile Station was a favorite place for class carwashes; the sidewalks in front of Diablo Foods and McCaulou ' s were popular bake sale sites. 261 INDEX Scenic setting. Nestled in the Lamorinda Hills, Acalanes ' formidable buildings sprawl beneath gray March skies. The view of the school from the top of Deer Hill Road encompassed not only the classrooms and gyms but also the fields and slopes that added a rural atmosphere to Lafayette ' s suburbia. Karadi, ArjunChandu 149 Klaren, Patrick 149 Karanasos, Thomas 48 Klein, Cretchen 110, 122, 181 Karl, Michael 149 Klick, )ohannal49 Karl, Susan 180 Klier, Richard 153, 205 Karp, Peter 149 Kline, Nina 181 Kaufman, Carl 149 Klum, Dennis 65, 66, 68, 181, 193 Kaufman, Elizabeth 32, 180 Kneedler, Tim 149 Kaufman, Rex 205 Koehler, John 149 Kashval, Kapil 149 Koenig, Mike 181 Keefe, Michelle 11, 180, 119 Koenig, Rae173, 181 Keller, Kristin 149, 152 Koller, Nancy 66, 68, 150 Keller, Tim 149 Kopetski, Scott 149 Kenefick, Chris 149 Korman, Cathy 1 50 Kennady, Kathy 149,57, 59 Kostryka, Mary Beth 110, 182 Kennedy, Karrie 149 Kostyrka, Paul 150 Kenney, Bill 149 Krajewski, Anthony 1 50 Kenney, Patricia 181 Kremer, Helene 150 Kent, Steve 1 1 Kropschot, Franklin 32, 150 Kenyon, Randy 181 Krpan, Betty 205 Kerr, Dave 28, 65 Krueger, Eric Keyser, Peter 147, 181 Krummenacher, Dan Khalil, Michelle 149 Kryder, Karen 150, 74 Kibbe, Eric 149 Kuerbie, Brad 150 Kiefer, Michelle 121, 181 Kwiecen, Karen 150, 50, 51 Kiehm, Aval49 Kikkert, Kelly 181 ■ Kikkert, Kim 149 Kim, Eric 149 1 Kim Troxel 240, 241 1. Kimmel,Mara12, 147, 149,190,239 z King, Beth 85, 149,238 King, Robert 204, 205 Kino, Brad 67, 149 La Fargue, Mark 1 50 Kint, lames 149 Lacey, Suzanne 150 Kint, lanie 149, 199 LaFaille, Andrew 150 Kirn, Hudson 19, 149 Lafayette 238, 239 Kirschenbaum, left 181 Laine, Richard 150 Kirschenbaum, Laura 149 Lancaster, Jeffrey 32, 33, 1 50, 1 56 Kirschner, Lior 149 Lancaster, John 1 56, 1 76, 1 81 , 1 82 Kirwan, Chris 12, 149,56,61 Lanci, Robert 150 Kissing 220, 221 Landis, Jason 150 Lane, Paige 150 Langenbahn, Karen 1 50 Langndge, Danielle 150 Lanham, Julie 150 Lapsley, Philip 150 LaRossa, Jeff 167 Larsen, Anne 182, 271 Larsen, Jannette87, 150, 166 Larsen, Kate 68, 144, 150, 141 Larsen, Kenyon 150 Larsen, Peter 1 50 Lasselle, William 150 Lattuca, Frank 1 50 Lattuca, Joanna 151 Lattuca, Stephanie 151, 161 Laughing 112, 113 Lautenberger, Janet 68, 69, 151 Lavigne, Jennifer 21 , 151 Lawrenz, Keith 151 Lax, Julie 68, 151, 58,59 Leach, Fred 55, 85, 151,232,233 Leader, Naomi 51 Leadership 202, 203 Lebovitz , Jacqueline 151 Lee, Ho Nam 151 Lee, Mona151, 50 Lee, Ranah 151 Lee, Tammy 151 Lehmann, Jeffrey 182 Lehmkuhl, Jeff 114, 182 Lehmkuhl, Kristin 36, 37, 151 Lehmkuhl, Suzanne 36, 151 Leighton, Eric 677 Lemke, Margaret 182 Leppke, Derek 151 Letcher, David 126, 183 Levine, Margaret 1 83 Levitt, Richard 151 Levy, Adrian 96, 151, 74, 77 Levy, Michael 183, 184, 228 Lewerenz, Sally 88, 151, 166 262 INDEX Lewis, Catherine 151 Lewis, Matthew 42, 167 Lewis, Robert 151 Lewis, Robin 167 Lewis, Stephen 151 Lewis, William 167 , Mary T. 27, 183 , Michael 49, 151 , Pamela 36, 66, 100, 151 bby, Jennifer 78, 151 cht, Lisa 151 m, Jemelina 151 m, Julian 183 Limtiaco, Soicy 152 n, Daniel 152,242 n, Michael 17, 152 n, Peter 152, 210 ndorfer, Kathleen 183 ndstrom, Andrea 183 ngelser, Kris 98, 183,272,77 ngenfelter, Craig 152, 40, 41 nke, Sara 152, 161,56,58 nn, Peter 141, 152 nn, William 152 pking, Lauren 152 pscomb, Kathryn 152 pson, Susan 167 Loar, Matt 8, 183 Loar, Mike 152 Locati, Matthew 43, 152 Locher, Kai Steven 1 52 Locker, Mark 112, 183 Locker, Shaun 152,61 Long, Barbara 183 Loughran, Amy 30, 79, 123, 153, 243 Loughran, Karen 153 Loughran-Smith, Gregory 1 53 Loughran-Smith, Matt 139, 148, 220 Loughran-Smith, Scott 98, 153 Lovtang, Karen 184, 220 Lovtang, Ruth Ann 1 53 Lucas, Dan 19, 42, 184, 193, 8, 234 Luchini,Creg20, 153 Lucido, Randy 184 Ludden, Greg 153 Ludden, Robert 153 Lunchtime 94, 95 Lyckberg, Todd 1 53 Lydon, Christine 153, 74 Lynch, Kevin 81, 167 M MacDonald, Cheryl 153 MacDonald, Robert MacDonald, Ross 184 MacKay, Matt 153 MacNeil, Marc 153, 116, 119 Madera, Don 205 Madison, Terri 153 Maggard, Darin 68, 153 Maggard, David 65, 66, 67, 185, 77 Magidoff, Elisa 99, 106, 125, 153 Maguire, Ann 173, 185 Mahan, Scott 153 Majorettes Heidi Borgwardt, Karmen Porter, Diana Rickard, Marie Saylor, Dana Woods. Malinovsky, Alex 1 1 , 153 Malmlof, Peter 167 Mansurian, Cynthia 185 Marcotte, Maria 153 Marcotte, Megan 153 Marlowe, John 1 2, 28, 1 81 , 249, 285, 117 Marlowe, Ryann 67, 68, 153, 141 Marshall, Donald 55, 63, 153 Marshall, Michelle 153, 72 Martin, Apryl 167 Martin, John 153 Martin, Ken 156, 169 Martin, Michael 142, 153 Martinelli, Eugene 226 Martinez, Dan 153 Massoni,Mike63, 153 Masters, Alda 153 Matson, Jamei 153 Matthaeus, Kristin 185 Matthews, Bill 153 Mattox, Terrence 39, 167 Mavredis, Christina 152, 167 Mayes, Richard 151, 205 Mayhill, Ronald 153 Mayne, Susie 185, 38 McAdam, Neil 167 McAlister, Michael 4, 147, 153 McAllister, Scott 153 McCain, Art 32, 185 McCauley, Leslie 123, 153 McClafferty, Peter 84, 121, 163, 185, 117,118 McClun, Nathan 67, 153 McCombs, Sara 8, 100, 120, 121 McConnell, Tami 1 53 McCormick, Sharon 185 McDonald, David 153,214 McDonald, Ian 15, 32, 185, 59, 61 McDonald, Kathleen 153 McDonald, Lara 153 McDonald, Richard 185,239 McDonald, Sherese185 McDonald, Tim 153 McDonald, Tony 1 53 McFetridge, Kathy 185, 50, 51 McGill, Joseph 153 McGlamery, Don 65, 66, 68, 104, 112, 185, 185,214 McGlamery, Margaret 28, 1 53 McGuinness, Matt 153 Mclnnis, Bret 153 Mclntyre, Lisa 185 Mclntyre, Mike 153 Mclvor, Kate 153, 193 McKay, Kent 114, 167 McKeanJohn 153 McLin, Cynthia 153 McMasters, Roger 205 McNall, Kristen36, 153 McNeill, Chip 112, 167 McNeill, Kathy 16, 36, 37, 185,72 McPhee, Scott 167 McRae, Ian 32, 186 Meador, Cindy 32, 186 Meador, Michelle 130, 153, 163, 141 Meek, Carolyn 13, 27,204,205 Mein, Eric 153 Meinbress, Susan 148, 153, 233, 38 Meinke, Michael 205 Melen, Steven 153 Menagus, David 132, 153 Merryman, Stephen 153 Meyer, Hailey 29, 153 Meyer, Vereace 1 86 Mihm, Jeff 153 Miller, Anne 79, 122, 123, 154, 50 Miller, Buzzy 186 Miller, Jennifer 11, 109, 154, 204 Miller, Tasha 154 Miller, David 167 Millette, Joe 55, 58, 154 Millette, Thomas 154 Millick, Catherine 154 Millick, Todd 84, 87, 89, 93, 222, 1 86, 237,242,243 Mills, Cholly 68, 154, 74 Mills, Rita 32, 33, 87, 186 Milum, Jeffrey 154 Minns, Don 186 Miscovich, Philip 1 54 Mitchell, Kike 154 Mitchell, Robert 154 Mylnek, Peter 132, 154 Modersbach, David 154 Modersbach, John 167 Mogensen, Annette 1 54 Monahan, Ann 154 Monahan, Jane 154 Mondloch, Mike 154 Mondlock, Vicki 186 Monroe, Charlotte 154,213 Monroe, Cindy 186 Monser, Kurt 167 Moore, Jeff 1 86 Moore, Kathy 1 54 Moore, Mitchell 154 Moran, Matt 11 4, 144, 186 Moran, Molly 11 3, 114, 126, 186, 188, 38 Moren, Cynthia 205 Morgan, Jane 66, 68, 1 54, 1 70, 226 Morgan, Tom 47, 78, 144, 186 Morrell, Karen 154 Morris, Annette 186 Morris, Debra 154 Morris, Jeff 1 86 Morris, Kcmberly 186 Morris, Michael 167 Morris, Mike 154 Morrish, Todd 55, 53, 84, 85, 1 14, 18 237 Mosier, Sam 154 Mostafavi, Nushin 186 Mostafavi, Shirin 154 Motley, Andrew 1 54 Mount |anet 186 Movie Review 246, 247 Mueller, Kevin 154 Muldoon, James 205 Mulford, Kathyrn 186 Murphy, John 186 Murray, Sean 28, 144, 162, 164, 187 N Nagle, Bill 25, 154 Namba, Laura 154 Nancy 206, 207 Nash, Donald 154 Nash, Jill 154 Navone, Mark 84, 85, 87, 88, 89, 1 02, 167, 187,237 Neavill, Jill-Marie Nehls, Diana 205 Nelson, Caroline 32, 1 54 Nelson, Craig Nelson, Karen 12, 16, 17, 106, 114, 148, 187,269,57,59,61 Nelson, Kathy 28, 154,58, 59 Nelson, Kristen 106, 154, 58, 59 Nelson, Laura 32, 99, 102, 187 Nelson, Lorie15, 187 Nelson, Mark 100, 187 Nelson, Terri 167 Nemanic, Bruce 167 Nevins, Mary 154 Nevins, Tom 188 Newell, Alan 16, 188 Newell, Steven 154 New Parking Lot 138, 139 Niccum, Marianne 188 Nicholson, Margaret 205 Niederhaus, Brian 154 Nielson, Amy 188, 72 Nootbaar, Thomas 154, 214, 61 Northington, Cindy 188 Noyes, Victor 1 54 Nugent, Maureen 154 Nushi, Alush 154 Nuzum, Dana 36, 66, 112, 154, 158, 238, 73 Nygard, Aaron o Oberg, Stan 205 O ' Brien, Kelly 154, 58, 59 O ' Connell, Sean 154 O ' Dea, Meg 10, 188, 190, 193,213, 117,119 O ' Dea, Timothy 12, 154 O ' Dea, Timothy D. 154 Olkkola, Dave 19, 55, 68, 69, 154 Olson, Harold 205 Olson, Kathy 137, 189 Olson, Marie 205 O ' Neil, Ray 154 0 ' Neil,Seana154 O ' Neil, William 205 O ' Neil, Boann 189 O ' Neil, Fionn167 O ' Neil, Mark 55, 154 Ong, Greg 148, 189 Operetta 11 6-1 19 Opheim, Suzie 1 54 Opperman, Scott 189 Orlandi, Michael 154 Osiander, Kurt 21, 154 Otto, Galen 205 263 INDEX Out of Class 28, 29 Owen, Jeff 80, 154 Owenhouse, John (Jay) 109, Paclebar, Denise155 Paclebar, Michael 155 Padilla, Caroline 155 Palmer, Grant 13, 189 Palmer, Philip 189 Palmer, Scott 155 Palmrose, Vicki 189 Palsak, Andrew 189, 119 Palsak, Julie 14, 155, 159 Panfili, Dana 36, 66, 67, 69, 99, 189, 248, 269 Papahadjopoulous, Alexis 155 Papini, Carolyn 125, 155, 199, 239 Papini, Susan 124, 170, 189 Paradero, Peter 226 Parades, Karla155 Parker, Gayle 10, 42, 85, 87, 89, 105, 139, 163, 189 Parker, Geoffrey 181 Parks, Gretchen 155,239 Parlette, Jim 55, 155, 75, 76 Parlette, Joe55, 126, 155,214 Parlette, Lynn 155 Parrett, Linda 99, 189 Parson, Amy 155, 233 Parties 106, 107 Pascarello, Cynthia 155 Pastor, Alvaro 55, 156,234 Pastor, George 52, 55, 189 Pastor, Susie 156 Paulazzo, Dante 104, 156 Paulazzo, Neva 156 Pavriger, Phil 189 Peak, David 156 Pelonio, Maria 189 Penniman, Kristy 19, 1 89, 119 Penniman, Stephanie 56, 226 Penrose, Robert 15,205 Pepper, James 189 Perez, Marina 156 Perez, Morena 189 Perkins, John 65, 156 Perrin, Dave 167 Perrin, Dianna (Colleen) Perry, Bruce 189, 57,59 Perry, Linda 110, 122, 189 Perry, Tammy 189 Personalized License Plates 216,217 Persons, Barbara 157, 50, 51 Persons, Bonnie 24, 157, 59 Perun, Robert 157 Petersen, Drew 53,55,67,157 Petersen, Keith 132, 167 Petersen, Vicki Peterson, Kevin 157 Peterson, Kim 157 Pettit, Christine 109, 190 Pertit, James 68, 69, 157 Pfeiffer, Charles 1 90 Phipps, David 157 Phipps, Linda 157 Pickton, Todd 157 Piercy, Jay 206 Pister, Kristofer92, 157 Play 120, 121 Pleis, Wendel 206 Podesto, Gina 157 Polack, Maria 167 Polack, Mauricio 167 Polkes, Helen 124, 157, 220, 72 Pom-pon Girls Michele Anderson, Cari Cadwell, Micheline Causing, Swathi Desai, Amy Loughran, Linda Parrett, Caroline Rustigian, Jane Schonach, Ponomareff, Gregory 157, 161 Ponomareff, Lisa 110, 190 Ponsford, James 53, 55, 167, 40 Pool, Lisa 157 Porcella, Amy 157 Porcella, Mary 157, 59 Porter, Karmen 29, 157, 167 Portnoff, Ruthie 157, 158 Powell, Jane 190 Powell, Wayne 157,40,41 Powlan, Gregg 8, 190 Praster, Joseph A. 167 Presten, Mark 32, 114, 157 Price, James 157 Privileges at 18 184, 185 Pryal, Cathy 157 Pryor, Elicia 24, 157 Pulver, Jeffrey 157 Putnam, Mary Alice 142, 15 Putnam, Steven 190 Quest 200, 201 Quinn, Laleh88, 126, 190 R Radio Club President: Scott Jacobs; Vice President: Mark Jeffrey; Secretary: Rob Lewis; Treasurer: Babak Daneshrad; Public Relations: Elaine Wang; Advisor: Larry Freeman. Radulovich, Heidi 92, 190 Rafferty, Felicia 190 Railton, George 25, 157,233 Railton, Karen 157 Raine, Renell Rainy Days 192, 193 Rallies Assemblies 1 66, 167 Ramey, Ruby 206 Ramsey, Clay 52, 157 Ramsey, Suzanne 111, 1 64, 1 90 Ransdell,Mark5,49, 148, 190 Ratto, Judith 157, 158,232 Ravetto, Carol 24, 157 Ravetto, Kristine 157 Ray, Marty 167 Ray, Philip 167 Ray, Teri 157 Rea, Brian 191 Record Review 226, 227 Redovian, James 157 Reece, Robert 191 Reed, Brett 157 Reed, Heidi 157 Reed, Joseph 46, 114, 191 Reed, Suzanne 157 Reeves, Bruce 26, 206 Reichenberger, David 157 Reilly, Heather 42, 157, 159 Reimer, Jennifer 23, 157 Reimer, Mark 157 Revelle, Christina 157 Revelle, Patricia 157 Rhoades, Andrew 157 Ricci, Laura 157 Richard, Dave 157, 242, 243 Richard, John 157 Richards, Cynthia 191 Richards, Melissa 26, 191 Richar ds, Michael 157, 70 Richert, Peter 191 Richland, Adam 29, 191, 268 Rickard, Diana 32, 157, 167 Rickard, Janice 29, 150, 157, 226, 233 Ricker, Tyler 157 Riegg, Heather4, 121, 125, 157,211, 232 Rigdon, Chari 157 Ring, Deda 157 Riniker, Robin 157 Riniker, Ronald 191 Ripley, Randolph 157 Rivers, Peter 157 Roach, Leroy206. 118 Robb, David 157 Roberts, Kelli 157 Roberts, Sue 167 Robinson, Bridget 157 Robinson, Michael 157 Robison, Scott 167 Roderick, Keith 191 Rodrigo, Chanaka 191 Rogers, Catherine 157 Rogers, Pete 167, 58,61 Rogers, Tim 158 Rogover, Laura 1 58 Rofens, Kevin 191 Rosario, Angelina 1 Rosario, Lillian Rosati, Paul 163, 191, 74, 75, 77 Roscelli, Angela Rose, Stepahnie 192 Rose, Traci 158, 58, 59 Rosefield, Christina 158 Rosen, Judith 105, 112, 158, 191 Rosen, Sandy 1 58 Rosenfield, Nancy 158 Rosenthal, Johanna 158 Rosenthal, Oliver 192 Ross, Betsy 1 92 Ross, Heather 167 Ross, Irene 1 67 Ross, James 11, 192,57,59 Ross, Kerk 192 Ross, Martha 18, 96, 120, 121, 192 Ross, Roger 167 Rost, Derek 55, 158 Rost, Gerrit 66, 158 Rost, Marc 192 Rost, Petra 192 Roullier, Kevin 104, 192,70 Rudderow, Kyle 68, 158 Ruefenacht, Robert 158 Ruff, Tim 65, 66, 67, 192, 194, 141 Runnion, Hilary 123, 158 Runnion, Joseph 158 Russell, Forrest 206 Rustigian, Caroline 79, 104, 158 Rustigian, Paul 102, 158 Rvan, Kelley 93, 105, 123, 192,213 Ryder, Jay 167, 181 s Sachdev, Premieet 192 Sachdev, Reena 158 St. Hill, Victoria 59 Sakrison, Kirsten 28, 155, 192 Salessi, Massoud Sanders, Kris 158 Santa Cruz, Dana 159 Santa Maria, Regina 159 Sargent, Karin 159 Sargent, Kevin 55, 192 Sawdey, Steve 112, 159 Saylor, Marie 79, 159, 167, 242 Scala, Nancy 29, 1 50, 1 78, 1 92, 1 99 Scammell, Stacie 36, 1 59 Scarbrough, Kelly 159 Schafer, Joe 27, 1 50, 193,57,59 Schafer, Scott 92, 150, 159, 239 Schaffer, Michael 159 Schippmann, Susan 159 Schmerker, James (Mike) 1 59 Schneider, Terri 112, 192 Schoelkopf, Curt 67, 69, 159 Schoen, Michael 126, 159 Schoen, Nicholas 159 Schoenemann, Amanda 136, 159 Schonach, Jane 102, 159 Schroll, Dee 206 Schueller, John 159 Schultz, Marilyn (Missy) 159 Schultz, Richard 159 Schutte, Fiona 150, 151, 192 Schwartz, Barbara Schwartz, Janelle 159, 199 Scola, Darren 159 Scott, George 206 Scott, Lance 192 Scott, Michael 159 Sears, Deborah 192 Secchi.Gina 160 Secchi, John 160 Seghv, Kristi 160 Seib ert, Charles 160 Seltzer, Kerry 160 Seltzer, Laura 192 Seminarts 244, 245 Sena, Christopher 188, 192 Sena, Jenny 160 Senft, Jennifer 160 Senioritis 196, 197 Senst, Scott Service Club President: Debbie Jones; Vice President: Vickie Dhont; Secretary: Debbie Bisio; Treasurer: Linda Hockenberry; Publicity: Christine Wang. Setzer, Peter 1 60 Severns, JoAnne 160 Sevin, Angela 103, 160 Sevin, Fleurette 160, 219 Sevin, Karl 126 Shaw, Michael 167 Sheehan, John Rodney 248 Shem, Karen 160, 191,226 I Shenon, Linda 160 i Shepherd, Bill 160, 232 I Shepherd, Robert 160 j Sherman, Amy 1 , 160 I Sherman, Frank (Buddy) 160 j Sherman, Shelly 160 I Sherman, Theresa (Terree) 167, 58 Shields, Carla 193 Shillinglaw, Robert 193 i Shimizu, Daniel 160 Shipherd, Rebecca 160 Shook, Shawn 160 Short and Tall 194, 195 • Shusta, Jordana 193 Siegel, Seth 160 Siegel, Zack 160 Siegfried, Michael 206 Siegmannjill 19, 106, 160, 175 Sigmundson, Dale 193 Sigmundson, Donna 160 Silva, Delores206 Silva, Stephen Silver, Leanne3, 147, 160 Simmonds, Katherine 160 Simon, Eileen 125, 193,213 Singer, Daniel 29, 166 Singh, Shyamsundar (Sam) 141 Sinnott, Cynthia 130, 193,213 Skidmore, Barbara 141, 142, 160 Skiing 114, 115 Slama, Gregory 26, 193, 194 Slonek, Dominik 1 1 , 64, 65, 66, 97, 160,232 Smaker, Wayne 207 Smalley, Fred 160 Smallwood, Katie 160 Smith, Bruce 105, 160 Smith, Cheryl 160 Smith, Dana 36, 194,225 Smith, Ellen 20, 24, 260 Smith, Jennifer 151, 160, 201 Smith, Scott22,46, 114, 194, 74 Smith, Sierra 29, 160 Smoker ' s Corner 152, 153 Smrha, Judy 160 Sneiderman, Hayley 160 Snelljohn 194 Soap Operas 170, 171 Soccer 52-55 Soccer Varsity: Chalo Berrocal, Rick Biro, Jaime Dickow, John Farrell, Ron Hansen, Doug Hamilton, Chris Hausser, Scott Hoetker, Jim Holden, Pete Isola, Fred Leach, Ian McRae, |im Parlette, Joe Parlette, George Pastor, Drew Peterson, Jim Ponsford, Kevin Sargent, Ernie Sponzilli, PatWickens, Mike Worthington; Coach: Al Thurling, Rich Klier. Frosh-Soph: Doug Bea, Jeff Biggs, Carlos Caicedo, Mike Embree, Brad Gamble, Cesar Gronning, Brad Goldblatt, John Guess, Greg Holmes, Mitchell Hertz, Rick Iverson, Harry Kamien, Scott Loughran-Smith, Don Marshall, loe Millette, Sam Mosier, Dave Olkkola, Mark O ' Neill, Alvaro Pastor, Clay Ramsey, Derik Rost, Dan Sullivan, Brian Tuemmler; Coach: Al Thurling, Rich Klier. Social Clubs 148, 149 Softball 72, 73 Softball Varsity: Kim Agness, Dawnyce Bostrom, Dana Bible, Katie deCarbonel, Aubbie Garrett, Karen Gladson, Cathy Korman, Michelle Marshall, Kathy McNeill, Amy Nielson, Dana Nuzum, Heidi Timken, Dana Veeder, Shelly Weaver; Coach: Therese Stack. Junior Varsity: Kim Bailey, Diane Bischel, Suzi Bondanza, Laura Campbell, Fran Dalecio, Sandy Freethy, Barbie Gregory, Ann Hamilton, Liz Harrington, Dedeloost, Beth King, Nancy Koller, Julie Lax, Anne McGlamery, Helen Polkes, )ud) Ratto, Patty Wing, Julie Zygutis; Coaches: Barbara Barton, Sally Beardsley. Soloway, Mark 160 Sontag, Christopher 160 Sorensen, Sara 160 Soss, Jeff 1 60 Souza, Mark 160 Souza, Phillip 132, 194 Souza, Tom 67, 79, 167, 70 Sowinski, Michelle Spalding, Jenny 106, 170, 194 Spalding, Phil 106, 1 12, 1 1 5, 160 Spangenberg, Jay 22, 194 Spangenberg, Jennifer 160 Spangenberg, Jon 1 60, 2 1 1 Spanish Honorary President: Tom Steuber; Vice President: Christine Wang; Secretary: Debbie Jones; Treasurer: Amy Loughran; Publicity: Elizabeth Stearns, Vickie Dhont; Advisor: Angelo Hernandez. Sparks, Kendall 218, 220, 57 Sparks, Wendy 195 Special Projects Committee Mary Broach, Kim Coulthurst, Dave Cox, Trish Greenwood, Anu Jog, Karen Sargent, Elizabeth Stearns, Kathleen Whiting. Spencer, Sara Lee 195 Splaine, Karl 160 Sponzilli, Arnie 160 Sponzilli, Ernie 52, 53, 55 Sprenkel, Heidi 160 Stamison, Amelia 160 Standiferd, Robert 104, 195 Stanfill, Kristen 125, 160 Stanton, Carol 23, 160 Stark, Paul 25, 160 Stark, Robert 160 Statley, Bradd 84, 97, 100, 195 Statley, Todd 161, 163 Stauffer, Peter 106, 195, 199, 237, 76 Stearns, Elizabeth 86, 125, 161 Steers, Scott 1 95 Stegman, Claudia 161,219 Stegman, Elizabeth 122, 195 Stenstedt, Katarina 161 Stephanos, Prodromos (Maki) 42, 161 Stephens, Greg 68, 161 Stephens, Heidi 32, 33, 161 Steuber, April 36, 161 Steuber, Tom 10, 161, 225 Stevenson, Susan (Beth) 161 Stevenson, Terri 42, 195,213 Stevenson, William 161 Stewart, John (Jeb) 2, 67, 161 Stewart, Kira 161 Stiles, Erica 68, 162 Stone, Christopher 162 Stormin, Norman 230, 231 Stratton, Charles 195 Strickler, Julie 114, 162,57, 59 Stross, Loreen 1 62 Student Board President: M ark Navone; Vice President: Heidi Timken; Board Members: John Bennett, Missy Dickson, Chris Fender, Peter McClafferty, Todd Morrish. Student Board Appointees: Secretary: Susie Mayne; Treasurer: Joan Chu; Historian: Suzy Fores; Programs: Janette Larsen; Publicity: Elise Broach; Rally Board: Sally Lewerenz, Dana Fillinger, Laura Nelson, Christine Wang. Student Government 84-89 Student Stereo 144, 145 Studying 160, 161 Stull, Martin 162 Sturla, Teri 162 Substitutes 248 249 Suezaki,|ohn49, 62, 162,243 Sullivan, Daniel 20, 55, 162 Sullivan, Dwayne 195 Sullivan, Michael 162 Sullivan, Sean 162 Sullivan, Susan 162 Super Days 128, 129 Sussman, Julie 13, 32, 162, 184 Sutton, Vicky 66, 68, 162 Swanson, Brian 195 Swanson, Katherine (Kelly) Swartz, Tracy 162 Swenson, Erik 195 Swimming Boys ' Swimming: Heiko Adler, Brent Beerline, Paul Cox, Perry Cranston, Erico DaSilva, Alan Dearborn, John Dearborn, Brandon Franklin, Sam French, Bob Gonser, Chris Goodrow, Alan Gray, Walter Hodgson, Jeff Huber. Jeff Hyde, Bill Janney, Chris Kirwan, Pat Klaren, Peter Larsen, Matt Lewis, left Lehmkuhl, Rich Levitt, Shaun Locker, MikeMcAlister, Dave McDonald, Lin McDonald, Eric Mein, Bill Nagle, Tom Nootbaar, Grant Palmer, Scott Palmer, Bruce Perry, Greg Ponmareff, Pete Rogers, Jim Ross, Joe Runnion, Joe Schafer, Charles Seibert, Nick Slonek, Chris Thompson, Steve Thompson, Andy Todhunter, Dean Tompkins, Bill Vanasek, Brent Vogel; Coach: Mike Thornton. Girls ' Swimming: Joan Allen, Ann Ardell, Anya Bandt, Lisa Bangs, Maureen Bangs, Debbie Bisio, Suzy Bondanza, Janet Burris, Melissa Calhoon, Connie Carlson, Daneen Clem, Becky Collins, Kirsten Conover, Dana Cox, Susan Daane, Libby Dalcamo, Mari Ellingson, Linda Flory, Ann Garr, Molly Garr, Anita Gregory, Deana Holt, Jenny Hoots, Debbie Jones, Kathy Kennady, Julie Lax, Sara Linke, Cathy Millick, Karen Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Kristen Nelson, Kelly O ' Brien, Bonnie Persons, Mary Porcella, Patty Revelle, Traci Rose, Terree Sherman, Vick y St. Hill, Julie Strickler; Coach: Debbie Holcomb. Sykes, Scot 1 62 Symphonic Orchestra: Allison Becker, Kristine Billeter, Sue Bolinger, Susan Bourne, Lori Brown, Mark Brown, Bill Bruzzone, Joseph Cheng, Steven Cheng, Daryl Chilimidos, Jim Choo, Scott Christensen, Mike Cutter, Sam French, Christine Gibson, Lance Gold, Eron Groman, Laura Gronner, Amy Hayashi, Edy Hayashi, Linda Hockenberry, Jennifer Hoots, Jeff Jeung, Tom Karanasos, Patricia Kenney, Chris Kirwan, Mike Koenig, John Koehler, Karen Kryder, Keith Laurenz, Suzanne Lehmkuhl, Jeff Lehmann, Mary T. Li, Julia Lim, Kris Lingelser, Mike Locher, Steve Locher, Cheryl MacDonald, Alex Malinovsky, Ronald Mayhill, John Murphy, MegO ' Dea, Phil Pavlinger, Janice Rickard, Tyler Rickard, )oe Schafer, Karl Sevin, Steve Silva, Jeff Soss, Peter Stauffer, Katrina Stenstedt, Heidi Stephens, Brian Swanson, Lauri Syring, Melissa Thompson, Donna Toole, Craig Tsutakawa, Steve Tuemmler, Kim Troxel. Syring, Laureen 195, 116 Tabor, Craig 167 Taggart, Kevin 162 Talan, Steve 162 Tamura, Tom 188, 195 Tang, Qishen 162 Tang, Robert 1 62 Tavalioli, Shahrozad 162 Taye, Bethlehem 162 265 INDEX Taye, Tsion 162 Taylor, Sherry 195 Taylor, Tracy 162 Tchelistcheff, Mark 162 Tebb, Janie28, 43, 158, 195 Tebb, Julie 36, 66, 158, 195 Technicalities 16, 17 Tehan, Michael 162 Temkin, Terri 162, 191,226 Temp, Jean 207 Tennis 38, 39 Tennis Boys ' Varsity: Rob Baggot, Jon Beernink, Steve Cardiff, Dave Dirito, Diego Erausquin, Luis Franchi, Ledger Free, Bill Griffith, Doug Hamilton, Rick Iverson, Kenny lew, Peter Keyser, Tao Licata, MattMoran, Scott Schafer, Mike Worthington. Girls ' Varsity: Kristen Baker, Mary Broach. Dionne Dirito, Cristy Dumke, Kristin Dunkelberg, Nini Hughes, Susie Mayne, Susan Meinbress, Molly Moran, Heidi Timken, Kathleen Whiting, Louise Willsey. Girls ' Junior Varsity: Kris Billeter, Diane Bischel, Catrina Borhaug, Jennifer Braddoel. Rhonda Bucklin, Pennie Gordon, Barbie Gregory, Ann Hamilton, Kate Larsen, lanet Laughtenberger, Annie Miller, Jane Morgan, Caroline Nelson, Caroline Padilla, Carolyn Papini, Gina Podesto, Melissa Richards, Kelli Roberts, Gerrit Rost, Kyle Rudderow, Jenny Senft, Kristy Stanfill, Erica Stiles, Vicky Sutton, Angela Swim, Dana Veeder, Leslie Wood. Tennison, Beverly 162 Tennison, Gail 195 Term Papers 2 1 0, 211 Terry, Marc 196,40,41 The Quad 96, 97 Thomas, David 163 Thomas, Dean 167 Thomas, Scott 163, 239 Thompson, Charles 43, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92. 163.233,241,242,243 Thompson, Jason 163 Thompson, Kent 196 Thompson, Michael 64, 68, 69, 163 Thompson, R.J. 162 Thompson, Stephen 163 Thomson, Melissa 163 Thome, David 196 Thorsen, Lynnette 196 Thurling, Al 16,207 Timken, Heidi 32, 89, 163, 167, 196, 72 Tinley, Christine 163 Todhunter, Andrew 163 Tom, Donavan 196 Tomberlin, Lana 163 Tompkins, Dean 163 Tompkins, Susan 197 Tonge, Marueeen 163 Toole, Donna 197, 117 Tost, Charles 163 Toth, Diane 163 Toth, Fred 163 Townsend, Steve 197 Townsend, Vincent 163 Track 74 77 Track Boys ' Track: Alec Aspinwall, Carl Ball, Loren Barr, Bill Bruzzone, Scott Christensen, Mike Davis, Dave Douglas, Bill Durbrow, Joe Farrell, lohn Farrell, Pete Feldman, Chris Fender, Ken Franke, Mike Frick, Keith Fry, Justin Fox, Douglass Graff, Carl Goldberg, Eric Hall, Dave Hansell, Doug Hardy, Greg Holmes, Mike Honsaker, Mark Jefferey, Dennis Klum, Dan Krummenacher, Fred Leach, Adrian Levy, Mike Levy, Rob Lewis, Mike Li, Dan Lin, Kris Lingelser, Pete Linn, Matt Locati, Dan Lucas, Kevin Lynch, Darrin Maggard, Dave Maggard, Rich McDonald, Tony McDonald, Jeff Mihm, Phil Miscovii h, Mark Navone, Dave Olkkola, Jim Parlette, Mark Presten, Mark Ransdell, Brian Rea, Tyler Ricker, Paul Rosati, lav Ryder, Bill Shepherd, Pete Stauffer, Greg Stephens, Maki Stephanos, Dave Thomas, Charlie Thompson, Derek Tryon, Brian Tuemmler, Chip Upshaw, Scott Vance, Sherif Wahby, John Waite, Jeff Walker, Ion Walker, Keary Warner, Peter Whealen. Clint Williams, Scott Yardly; Head Coach: Robert Warren; Assistant Coach: Rich Klier. Girls ' Track: Christine Bava, Michelle Bonjour, Heidi Borgwardt, Bonnie Carlson, Cindy Carr, Jean Chu, Dana Cox, LislieCrabge, Vicki Dhont, Missy Dickson, Christy Dumke, Kristin Dunkleberg, Gigi Ekberg, Tammy Fong, Joyce Franke, Thayne Franklin, Pennie Gordon, Tracy Gruhler, Julie Hansen, Karen Kryder, Kate Larsen, Suzanne Lehmkuhl, Karen Lovtang, Christine Lydon, Ryann Marlowe, Cheryl MacDonald, Jocelyn McGraw, Kate Mclvor, Cholly Mills, Jane Morgan, Kelly O ' Brien, Lynn Parlette, Bonnie Persons, Gerrit Rost, Angela Sevin, Shawn Shook, Janie Tebb, Maureen Tonge, Cari Tryon, Amy Van Galder, Kathy Van Zeeland, Maggie Van Zeeland, Stephanie Weaver, Kathleen Welland, Darcv Swinnerton, Susan Meinbress; Coach: Scott Smith Trantham, Matthew 62, 197 Trautner, Joseph 197 Trautner, Herbert 163 Traverse Michael 28, 163 Trends 124-1 27 Trent, Lisa 163 Tresser, Benjamin 163 Tresser, Irene 142, 163 Trivia 182, 183 Troublemakers 180, 181 Troxel, Kim 44, 1 26, 1 48, 1 63, 240 Tryon, Cari 23, 163, 74 Tryon, Derek 163 Trvon, Kim 163 Tsugita, Ross 4, 26, 163,40 Tsutakawa, Craig 163 Tu, Margaret 163 Tu, Michael 163 Tucker, Elizabeth 163 Tucker, Kirsten 164, 248 Tuemmler, Brian 55, 164 Tuemmler, Steve 30, 164, 225, 242, 243 Turner, Charles 197 Turner, J. R. 164,201, 70 Turner, Kathie197 Turowski-Rost, Petra 197, 222 Typical Student 186, 187 Tyson, Jill 197 u Underhill.Mia 12,48, 197 Underwood, leanne 197 Updating Materials 204, 205 Upshaw, Chip 22, 48, 102, H Urrea, Cheryl 164 Vacations 104, 105 Vallelunga, Greg 164 Van Abrahams, Lisa 164 Vanasek, Jill 164 Vanasek, William 164,218 Vance, Robert 65, 68, 164, 197 Vance, Scott 164 VanCleve, Eric 98, 197 VanDerlaan, Feico 197 Vandermeyde, Arlene 197 Van Galder, Amy 36, 37, 1 59, 1 97, Van Horn, Pat 122, 207 Van Horn, Stephanie 207 Van Zeeland, Kathleen 42, 1 64, 77 Van Zeeland, Maggie 197, 77 Vasankari, Eric 164 Vasquez, Carolyn 15, 197 Vasquez, Valerie 164 Vasse, Richard 197,242 Vaughan, Adam 165 Veeder, Dana 165, 72 Veit, Robert 165 Velez, Connie 165 Vella, Sam 165 Verlander, Mark 197 Verner, Sheehan 1 8, 47, 1 48, 1 88, 1 98 Vernon, Robert 165 Vernon, Tom 198 Villarreal, Teresa 165 Villata, Jorge 198 Visser, Kira 165 Vocational 18-21 Vodzak, Lisa 165 Volga, Paul 165 Volgel, Brent 165 Volleyball 36, 37 Volleyball Varsity: Heidi Borgwardt, Laura Geranen, Kristin Lehmkuhl, Pam Li, Kathy McNeill, Dana Nuzum, Dana Panfili, Dana Smith, Julie Tebb, Amy Van Galder, Terry Watson; Coach: Terry Rubenstein. Junior Varsity: Dana Bible, Denise Broking, Laura Campbell, Bonnie Carlson, Katie deCarbonel, Debbie Eisenberg, Suzy Lehmkuhl, Kristen McNall, Stacie Scammel, April Steuber, Julie Zvgutis; Coach: Blanche Farnham. VonHacht, Karl 165 Voorhees, Blake 198 Voorhees, Jeff 76, 198 Vosberg, Valerie 165 VoThi,Bon 165 Vreeland, Lisa 102, 165 w o Waage, Christine 101, 165 Wade, Maura 165 Wahby, Sherif 165 Wait, Charles 13, 165,214 Waite, Jessica 165 Waite, John 67, 79, 165 Walker, Jeffrey 165 Walker, Jonathan 32, 46, 47, 107, 198, 237 Walker, Stephanie 165 Walker, Stephen 165,233 Wang, Christina 87, 89, 198, 248 Wang, Elaine 165 Ward, Andrew 165 Ward, Karen 78, 165,233 Warden, John 165 Warner, Dan 21, 198 Warner, Gregory 67, 69, 165,232 Warner, Keary 67, 69, 165 Warren, Robert 44, 207, 74, 76 Water Polo Varsity: Alan Dearborn, Bert Ellingson, Bob Gonser, Tom Grail, Jeff Huber, Jeff Hyde, Ian McDonald, Bill Nagle, Tom Nootbaar, Grant Palmer, Bruce Perrv, Pete Rogers, Jim Ross, Joe Schafer, Scott Schafer, Nick Slonek, Chris Thompson; Coach: Steve Heaston. Frosh Soph: HeikoAdler, |ohn Adler, Mark Bakanskas, Brent Beerline, lohn Dearborn, Brandon Franklin, Sam French, Chris Goodrow, Alan Gray, Scott Guthman, Walter Hodgson, Bill Jauney, Chris Kirwin, Pat Klaren, Peter Larson, Richard Levitt, Shaun Locker, Mike McAllister, Dave McDonald, Cholly Mills, Greg Ponomareff, Joe Runion, Charles Seibert, Steve Thompson, Andy Todhunter, Dean Tompkins, Bill Vanasek, Brent Vogel; Coach: Mike Thornton. Water Sports 56-61 Watson, Matthew 64, 65, 1 67 Watson, Terese36, 66, 68, 69, 165, 226 Weaver, Shelly 68, 1 65, 220, 73 Weaver, Stephanie 165 Weeks, Barbara 165, 175 Weinstein, Emily 32, 122, 123, 165 Weiser, Matthew 165 Welland. Kathleen 85, 87, 165, 190, 221 Welland. Bryan 165 Welsh, Lori 165 Welsh, Mark 165 Welsh, Matthew 165, 166 Welsh, Karen 165 Wetzstein, Angela Weyer, Michele 165 Whealen, Peter 165 Whelan, Robert 120, 121, 165 Whitaker, Kim 165, 175 Whitbeck, Paige 165 Whiting, Chris 214, 228, 198,70 Whiting, Kathleen 85, 57, 165, 190, 221, 38 Whitten, Bruce 12, 198,40 Whyte, Charles 165 Whyte, Scott 165, 117, 118 Wickboldt, Chris 165 Wickens, Andrew 165 Wickens, Patrick 55, 165 Wickens, Timothy 165, 204 Willcuts, Alan 167 Willcuts, Karen 28, 165 Williams, Alison 165 Williams, Alison 93, 198 Williams, Bobbe207 Williams, Catrin (Kate) 165 Williams, Christine 132, 165 Williams, Clint 105, 124, 144, 184, 198 Williams, John 165 Williams, Mark 147, 207 Williams, Vance 165 Williamson, Leslie 165 Williamson, Roger 152 Willsey, Louise 165 Wilson, Alisa 11, 198, 118 Wilson, Annette 166 Wilson, Chad 198 Wilson, Daniella 166 Wilson, James 166 Wilson, Kristie 166 Winchell, Bryna 166 Winchell, lonathan 166 Wing, Patricia 166 Wiseman, Julie 166 Wiseman, Tracy 1 , 1 66 Wittenau, Michael Wolf, Henry 17, 151, 198 Woo, Byungkwan 166 Wood, Leslie 80, 105, 161, 166 Wood, Steve 167 Wood, Victoria 166 Woods, Dayna 166 Woolf, Michael 166 Worsley, Randall 166 Worsley, Stephen 198 Worthington, Andy 13, 173, 198,225 Worthington, Michael 14, 55, 125, 156,237,249,298,38 Worthington, Thomas 166 Wray, Russell 108, 199 Wrestling Varsity 62, 63 Varsity: Casey Cad well, Scott Christensen, Shawn Cullen, Don Dahlenberg, Scott Guthman, Mike Haley, Dave Hiden, Joe Hunt, Eric Kim, Tim McDonald, Tim O ' Dea, Pete Rivers, Darren Scola, MarkSouza, Paul Stark, John Suezaki, Matt Trantham; Coaches: Keith Brodeers, Jay Hirtzer. Junior Varsity: Todd Christensen, Jim Doxsee, Matt Greer, Jim Hayes, Todd Hensley, Matt MacKay, Mike Massoni, Alush Nushi, Bob Perun, Sean Sullivan, Chuck Whyte; Coach: Jay Hirtzer. Wright, Thomas 166 Wu, Ben 28, 199 Wulf, Beverly 166 x y z ° o ■ Yallech, Diana 166 Yates, Lisa 166 Yeaman, Robert Yell Leaders Varsity: Nancy Boaman, Shelli Buster, Molly Garr, lennifer Libby, Betsy Ross, Nancy Scala, Karen Ward, Kim Whitaker. Junior Varsity: Kara Ascurrunz, Terri Davis, Heidi Mercer, Annie Miller, Lisa Vreeland. Freshmen: Shannon Blum, Jackie Levowitz, Karen Morrill, Teri Sturla, Leslie Williamson. 266 INDEX All Caught Up Well, this is your 1981 AKLAN. Do you like it? We hope so. Nineteen dedicated writers, six fantastic photogra- phers and one terrific advisor each spent an average of 300 hours on this yearbook. To- gether the AKLAN staff spent a total of ' 8,915 hours on Vol- ume 41 of the Acalanes High School yearbook. This is one of 1350 copies printed by Hunter Publishing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. All 272 pages are 80 lb. dull enamel and the end- sheets are 65 lb. 219 (light blue). The seventeen signa- tures are bound into 160 pt. Davy Board. The cover is Re- cord Buckram (base color: Blue 61048), with applied white silk- screen for the jagged tool line and Palatino title. The four- color photographs are courtesy of Image Works of Redwood City. There are myriad typefaces between the covers of the ' 81 AKLAN. The headlines in the Academics section are 36 pt. Quadrata, in Sports, 36 pt. Pa- latino Bold, in Student Life, 36 pt. Optima Bold, in Us, 36 pt. Palatino Bold, and in People and Events, 36 pt. Helvetica Bold. All copy is 10 12 Palatino, captions are 8 10 Optima with bold kickers, and theme copy is 18 pt. Optima. In case you hadn ' t noticed, there is double the amount of color in your ' 81 AKLAN. There is now a full signature of process four-color. Not only does each of these sixteen pages have dazzling four-color photos, but also a complimen- tary spinoff color. Various per- centages of process red, yellow, blue and black were blended to achieve the back- ground colors — Homecoming (98-99) 40% red, 40% yellow, Homecoming (100-101) 5% red, 40% blue, 10% yellow, Homecoming (102-103) 40% red, 40% blue, Vacations (104- 105) 30% blue, 20% yellow, Parties (106-107) 30% red, 10% blue, 10% yellow, Free time (108-109) 5% red, 50% yellow, Free time (110-111) 5% red, 20% blue, 40% yellow. Volume 41 of the AKLAN wouldn ' t have been possible without pictures. Our six staff photographers shot 12,452 black and white frames and 504 color frames. School Pictures Inc. took all lower class pic- tures and Image Works was re- sponsible for the senior portraits. Special thanks to Stephanie Morino of Yary Pho- tography for supplying us with team pictures. We thank our fabulous advi- sor for her friendship and su- perb ideas and for returning to us every year. Special thanks to Colonel Savedge and Bonnie Frevert, two tremendous peo- ple who taught us how to weave creativity into every facet of our book. To Norm Dessler we extend a huge " thank you " (and a hug) for his continuous support. We also thank you the student body — it is you that bring these pages to life. The award of patience goes to our teachers, parents and friends. Somehow you always seemed to understand how much this yearbook meant to each one of us and you were able to overlook late assign- ments as well as bad moods brought on by sheer exhaus- tion. I want to take a moment to thank twenty-five terrific peo- ple (you know who you are) for helping make my dream come true. The 1981 AKLAN is a special part of my life, as are the me- mories that go along with pro- ducing it. I hope that our book brings back memories for each and every one of you. Ann Christie Editor Creative clutter. Although this assortment of materials may not mean much to you, liquid paper, rubber cement and croppers became dear to staffers ' hearts. Each individual page represented hours of writing, designing and laughing. Yohannes, Lily 199 Young, Cordon 166 Young, Jennifer 199 Young Life 142, 143 Younker, Kim 173, 199 Yturri, Michael 199 Zavala, Lisa 166 Zeman, Thomas 167, 199, 70 Zensius, Kristen 18, 166 Zickefoose, Laura 1 99 Zimmerman, Angie 166 Zimmerman, Skip 166 Zygutis, Julie 36, 37, 66, 68, 1 66 267 COLOPHON y Quiet please. Taking a momentary break from their studies, Steve Cardiff and Adam Richland exchange words in sign language. The library was one area students gathered to study as well as to catch up on the latest news. Pre trial hearing. Stewart Fry concentrates on Mrs. Alsterlind ' s explanation of the roles the lawyers play in the Haymarket Trial. One of the most interesting aspects of American History was the simulations which made historic events come alive. , 268 CLOSING Pack it up. Malt Hughes digs into his locker and searches for the right book for his next class. Getting to your locker between classes sometimes required extra planning since there was only a five minute passing period. W«J» Cat nap. Seniors Karen Nelson and Dana Panfili laze on the lawn of the new Quad. Although most seniors left school at lunch, it was sometimes easier to stick around. We ' d broken into the ' 80s. The Presidential election and the hostage crisis in Iran brought a sense of reality into our sheltered world. We prepared to deal with these issues by discussing and debating in our government classes. But by the time the weekend arrived we were ready to relax. We opted for an afternoon on Tightwad Hill watching the Cal game, or paddleboating on the reservoir. The end of the year loomed ahead — it was a year that we had all gotten caught up in. 269 CLOSING Synchronized set-up. The newly outfitted Snack Shack, funded by the Rotary Club, was one of many improvements made around school. Dana Fillinger and Micheline Causing use their paintbrushes to change the Snack Shack from green to blue. Ho-ho-ho. Mr. Ellisen, dressed as Santa Claus, reads Dear Santa letters at the annual Christmas rally. The Christmas rally was a perfect way to end that long week before a sixteen day vacation. 270 CLOSING We found myriad reasons for keeping odd hours. Whether it was getting up at 4:00 a.m. to put up hall decorations or to drive the three hours to Tahoe for a day of skiing, we were willing to sacrifice much-needed sleep for things we enjoyed doing. After the cast party (for Anything Goes we had no second [thoughts about going to Stinson Beach to watch the sunrise. Then it was right back to school. It was easy to catch on to our unique balance of having fun and learning. Croup derivative. Processing data in physics required sharing ideas and information. Anne Larsen, Janet Carminati and Joan Chu discuss the methods used in their experiments and the possible conclusions which could a; si dk. With busy hands Christine Bava works against the clock on a Typing I drill. In order to improve their words per minute students had to memorize the keyboard. 271 CLOSING We started on a strong note and never lacked the motivation to kee going. There was a special feeling woven into our year and whatever it was — we caught it. Thinking it through. Pencil in hand, Kris Lingelser focuses on his third period physics assignment. A combination of lab work and reports was required in Mr. Ellisen ' s class. Helpful hints. Bob Gonser helps Catrina Borhaug understand a difficult math concept. 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Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA) online yearbook collection, 1955 Edition, Page 1


Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA) online yearbook collection, 1956 Edition, Page 1


Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA) online yearbook collection, 1957 Edition, Page 1


Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA) online yearbook collection, 1958 Edition, Page 1


Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA) online yearbook collection, 1959 Edition, Page 1


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