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The assemblies of '78 - 79 were
enjoyable this year for the students at
Adams. This years' assemblies consisted
of our homecoming week, a Christmas
assembly with all the trimmings, and
several pep assemblies. Our own Adams
Choir sang their traditional "Fruitcake"
song while Santa Freeman distributed
presents to the retired Adams Faculty.
Many students got involved at the Mime
assembly. The student council rented
the movie "Murder by Death" on
Halloween for the students to view. All in
all, the assemblies provided a needed
break from class schedules, whether to
promote school spirit or just plain old
Senior B.G. Bowl players stung the
Juniors with a I6-I4 victory this year
during homecoming week. to maintain
their reputation by winning two years in
Both Junior and Senior teams
started practicing at least four weeks
before the big game. Plays were learned.
running was stressed. they went through
drills, but most of all they ran!! Coaches
on both sides worked hard to make their
teams the best. and their help was
greatly appreciated. The two teams
were tough, but the Seniors pulled it off
by the same score as last year.
ln the words of Senior Head Coach
Steve Odonnell, "The Juniors said that
they had more spirit, talent and
determination. but we had more pointsl"
The main objective of dances at
Adams was for everyone to get a chance
to get out and have a good time. Dances,
as in the past, also gave classes and other
organizations a chance to raise money
for their activities.
, ln the spring. Adams held the third
annual dance marathon for muscular
dystrophy. Atlantis students once again
showed what they were made of, with
many of the dancers completing the
twenty-two hours. Allinvolved should be
commended for a job well done.
Whether it was an after game dance
or the grueling twentyttwo hours of the
marathon, everyonefjustt wanted to get
out with friends and 'have a good time.
There were several plays put on this
year lby international and prospective
Thespian members. The students put a
lot of-'work into building sets, making
costiilnes, and rehearsing. With the help
of Ms. Gibson and Mr. Lentz, they
succeeded in putting on very impressive
The first production of the year was
two one act plays by Woody Allen, called
"God" and "Death", These comedies
attracted a large audience which helped
greatly in the financing of the drama
"Look Homeward Angel", which was
presented a couple of months later.
Juan Magay is I6 years old. a junior
and comes from Madrid, Spain. ln the
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Ll.S. he lives on Gunn Road with the
Llpdegraffs. He enjoys snow skiing, and
swimming in his spare time. He also plays
the accordian and likes to build models.
Jeff Tan comes from Quezov City.
in the Phillippines. He lives with the
Stoloruck family on Dutton Drive. Jeff is
I7 years old and a senior. When he's not
busy with schoolwork. he goes to football
and basketball games. He also said he
fJimj Dimitrios Bougatsos is a
senior and I8 years old. He lives on
Allston Drive with the Saxon family. He
comes from Thessaloniki, in Greece. Jim
likes to listen to music and lift weights.
He also likes tennis and girls. He said he
wants to stay here in the U.S. after he
Hinrich Krohn is I6 years old, and
comes from Hamburg, Germany. He is in
the llth grade and lives on Leyton Court
with the Grimes. Hinrich likes to sail,
swim, read and play volleyball. He also
plays the flute in the Symphonic and
Marching Bands. He said when he
returns to Germany. he is planning to sail
from Finland to Portugal with his uncle.
Commercials was the theme for
homecoming this year. The homecoming
week, better known as spirit week.
started out with the wearing of class
colors. At lunch was the ice cream eating
contest with the seniors winning at all
three lunch hours. This was also the day
of the B.G. Bowl game. The seniors won
I6-I4. Tuesday was miss match day. At
lunch was the toilet paper wrapping
contest. with the seniors winning two out
of the three lunch hours. Wednesday
was college t-shirt day with the jazz
band playing at lunch. Thursday was
dress up as your idol day. with the
cracker eating contest at lunch. Friday
was the day of the assembly. The spirit
yell was won by the juniors. ln the skits,
all the classes showed a lot of talent, but
the seniors came out in front. Then they
went on to finish their not yet completed
Saturday was game day. Despite the
34-I5 loss, not many of the fans' spirits
were dampened. At half-time. Kathy
Rhoton and Dave Fagan were announced
as Homecoming Queen and King,
respectively. The seniors won the float
contest, with their "Gotcha" razor blade
Saturday night was the dance, with
Adrenalin as the band.
All of the classes put forth a lot of
effort to make that homecoming live up
to its theme, "For the times of your life."
Unlike previous years. this year's
registration passed with few difficulties.
The administration was successful in its
attempt to simplify the process by
instituting a new system. Under the new
system, name cards were handed out to
students, which they then exchanged for
class cards. This made sure that
students wouldn't be pulling cards for
others. There were problems, as always.
but this is the price we must pay for the
elective system. ln all, this year was
dramatic improvement from last year.
The i978 - 79 school year was filled
with a wide variety of both national and
local happenings. Cult suicides in Guyana
and the Summit Meetings were recog-
nized throughout the world. On a local
level, Michigan introduced a can and
bottle return, while Rochester voters
faced a millage renewal.
Ron Guidry led the Yankees to
another championship and Woody Hayes
punched himself out of a job, to headline
the sports scene. Muhammed Ali
regained his heavyweight title while
Michigan State's Spartans ridded
themselves of NCAA probation.
The past year was scarred by some
unhappy events. A plane crash near San
Diego registered as one of the LI.S.'s
worst. Nelson Rockefeller departed from
politics, dying at the age of 70. Raising
of the drinking age from I8 to 2l caused
great concern for Michigan IQBITBQGYS.
Newspapers were jammed with
articles on Chinese Deputy Prime
Minister Teng's visit to America. Stories
on a test tube baby and the Vatican
City's Popes also received front page
The entertainment world was
headed by movie favorites, "Animal
House", "Superman", and "Grease".
ABC's "Mork and Mindy", became
televisions' top comedy. A comeback by
the Rolling Stones and a pair of albums by
Billy Joel enabled them to sweep the
charts in music.
An important aspect of the theatre
arts program at Adams is Troupe 2l63
chartered by the International Thespian
Society. fl.T.S. is an internation
organization for secondary schools from
all of the United States and Canada.J
Students qualify for lnternational by
participating in school productions and
thus earning points toward membership.
Troupe 2l63 began the year in September
with 27 lnternational members and 50
apprentices with hopes for attaining
membership. Some of these apprentices
will fall by the wayside, but a large
number will have earned their points by
spring, by working in this year's
productions, and will have been initiated
as qualified members of the International
This year's officers for Troupe 2l63
were, Beth Dettman, president, Rob
Jones, vice-president of production, Ben
Vernia, vice-president of Budget, and
Mathilde Brown, vice-president of
Management. Sponsors were Beverly
Gibson and Timothy Lentz.
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Mr. Guerrieri, hard at work
"Registration is so much fun"
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Another organized registration
"But I 've already had Comp IO
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