Alief Elsik High School - Ramblings Yearbook (Houston, TX)
- Class of 1983
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ADS AND INDEX
Yui C hoe
Lee Ann McCoy
"' denotes section editor
12601 High Star
P.O. Box 68
Alief, Texas 77411
RAMBLINGS VOL. 8
Track! Cross Country
Feature: Chris Ayres
Feature: Sr. Rings
Feature: Young Life
Feature: Awards Night
Feature: Spring Break
What is ELSIK
The student body is Elsik.
Whether representing or
participating in, we are the
true school. That's why this
yearbook is not centered
around the school but the
students and the active life we
by: Brena Baumann
"Who's he?" asked the basketball fans at the Spring Woods game C Duplam photo
What Is ELSIK Without Us?
Two goals are reflected in our theme MOVING
PICTURES. One is to catch the student body in action.
As you run between and North and South House or stay
till 5 p.m. practicing, you are participating in school.
Spending the day at Surf Side or Sharpstown Mall you
are representing the school. The student body is Elsik.
That's why this yearbook is not centered around the
school but the students and the active life We lead.
Year after year, paragraphs are written about the
memories that will suddenly become significant in ten
years. Well this may seem trite, but its true that your
yearbook serves a meaningful purpose in the future.
Many people will cherish their's by the first class
Life in high school is like nothing else. You can
remember the experiences, but never relive them.
Someday you will wonder Why Ms. Pac Man gobbled
your quarters, what was so great about E.T., who was
Tom Selleck Calias Magnum P.I.J, and what attraction
did McDonalds have that brought students there any
time or day of the week.
Elsik is an ever changing environment of learning.
Not just of Shakespeare and binomials, but of life in
general. The student body is so diversified that a wide
variety of life styles can be seen just by walking down
the hall. Itis a difficult task to include everybody and
their interests in one book. Nevertheless, we did try such
a thing in Ramblings '83. In doing so, we found the only
thing we all had in common was that we attended Alief
Elsik High School during the 1982-1983 year.
by: Brena Baumann
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Seniors are different from typical
underclassmen. Not different as in odd, but as in
unique. Lets face it, after four years of high
school, you're bound to have those distinct
characteristics of dreaded Senioritis. No matter
how hard you try to avoid it or how far you run
away, itfs bound to catch up to you sooner or
To be a Senior, one must have certain
possessions and qualities. For example, your
bookshelves may look more like a Hastings fanis
because theyire done in black and gold. This of
course is the complete library of Cliff Notes
courtesy of any book store and a good part of your
It must be an unofficial rule of AISD
Transportation because you,ll never find a senior
riding the bus. If you are wise enough to think
ahead, you'll start begging Daddy for a car as a
Freshman or go to work as soon as possible to
save for one. If all else fails, either bum a ride
from the guy down the street or walk.
A really cool Senior is never seen without his
letterjacket and class ring. The only exception is
for the guys. They may let their current girlfriend
wear both no matter how long the jacket is on her
or how many rolls of tape are wrapped around
the ring. For the most part, jackets are worn year
around and class rings are never taken off
One thing all Seniors lack is time. Many are
involved in extracurricular activities that take up
afternoons, evening, and weekends. Even more
hold down part time jobs at places like Target and
Minimax. Homework, if done at all, is saved for
the very last part ofthe day which is after Johnny
Carson. This is a very good reason as to why
Seniors are frequently caught dozing in Brit. Lit.
Taking all aspects into consideration, the
Even the cold couldn't stop Senior Kenny Martinez from having a good
time at the Wednesday night hayride. C. Bell photo
The atrium in North House from upstairs. C. Bell photo
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Who says A.P. English can't be fun? C. Bell photo
more effort is required, but no one will say it
wasn't worth it!
by Brena Baumann
Studying hard in Mr. Fairmans Economics class is Cheryl Robinson and
Anjalic Mathur. C. Bell photo
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Calculators become a necessity for Karen
Gremminger. C. Bell photo
Warming up for the successful Spring Woods basketball game is Senior Eyeing the camera is Jeff Wilton. C. Bell photo
Steve Budd. C. Duplain photo
It's hard to define this
common "Senioritis,,, but it
seems to hit seniors at some
point in their last year of high
school and some even sooner.
Senioritis affects each senior
differently, and each had his or
her own definition of it. When
asked the question, 'fWhat is
Hltis a time when seniors are
excited about the prom,
graduation, and getting out on
your own.', - Christy Mata
"It,s a time to party before we
have to grow up.', - Rhonda
"It is a time when everyone is
tired of school and are ready to
get out on their ownf' - Laurie
"It,s a good feeling because
you finally get out of high
school." - Robert Molloy
"lt,s BADV, - Joe Primo
Some common symptoms and
Dashing into school at 8:07 - V
Stayed up until 3:00 a.m.
studying for Government test
and couldn't drag yourself out of
bed until 7:45 a.m.
Fixed looks off into space -
Worrying about college:
Where to go, what it takes to get
in, and most importantly, what
to do this weekend.
Stiff "A.P.', Arm -
Caused by carrying too many
A.P. History books at one
Caused by stuffing that last
"Del Taco" burrito in your
mouth at lunch while running
from your car to class before the
tardy bell rings.
Being an Awesome Senior -
It comes with the territory.
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Privileged or not
Eating off campus is con-
sidered a privilege for seniors.
But is it really? Many seniors
have come to realize how hard it
is to leave campus for lunch. "By
the time you drive to
McDonald's, or wherever you
are going, there is no time to eat
before getting back to schoolj,
quoted a senior.
Another disadvantage of this
privilege is underclassmen sneak
ing out. Most seniors wait for the
big day that they can leave
campus for lunch, but then they
find out Juniors and un-
derclassmen take advantage of
this privilege also.
Do seniors still consider
eating off campus a privilege?
"I feel that it is a privilege
because you don't have to eat
cafeteria food," said Laurie
"It's definitely a privilege,
since ll throu h my
underclassman years I looked
forward to itf, said Yui Choe. "If
the underclassmen would wait
until their senior year to take
advantage of this privilege, I feel
it would be more meaningfulf'
"It's supposed to be a senior
privilege. A lot of
underclassmen go out so I don't
consider it a senior privilegef'
said Christy Mata.
by Erika Hoss
Kristi'Skinner attacked by mad taco.
C hema, Kevin
"We're the best that ain't no bull, cuz AliefElsik Seniors Ruleli' D. Adams
"Abra-Abra Cadabra, if you don't watch out the Seniors will nab
S'We think Lee is really sweet - Wait til we knock them off their
"The Bears think they are ffl at home, but we're destined for the
"We're on the ball court not on the law court - the judges can't help
you now Stratford?
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No longer is it considered fun or "cool,' to make prank calls or
wrap houses, now the current craze which is sweeping Alief is
called Nabbin', and though some take it to extremes which may
involve illegalities, it is really nothing more than an elaborate
version of wrapping houses.
Now the question from those who are momentarily oblivious to
this talent Cotherwise known as Beginning Nabbers as opposed to
Experienced Nabbersl arises as to exactly what is Nabbin'?
Nabbin' involves the "borrowing" of various articles of junk
from around town and placing these objects in the yards of
New teenage pranks seem to come and go with each generation:
whether or not this current craze will last remains to be seen, yet,
for now, the Nabbers of Alief continue to nab to their hearts content
- or at least until something better comes along. Many assure you,
however, that will never happen.
by Ruthie Garcia
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Throughout their four years supporting
the Elsik Rams, this year's Senior class
showed enthusiasm which was unmatched
The level of intensity ranged from tears
and anger during dismal football seasons to
one of high energy and cheers of this yearis
The emotions of the senior class were
exhausted due mainly to three losing
football seasons and this year's
close-but-not-quite trip to the dome.
With their visible support shown by
poster parties, camouflage outfits, cakes and
Nabbin' excursions, the senior class proved
its spirit to be of the highest quality.
by: Ruthie Garcia
Seniors - yeah - stand up and cheer let 'em know youlre here. Rams,
Rams, go, go, go! D. Nguyen photo
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When you think of out-
standing athletes, immediately
two names come to mind:
David Walker and Jeff Bryant.
Both were selected to play
varsity football for their
sophomore year and have now
played varsity for three years.
"When I was chosen to play
varsity football I was excited
and scarced. It took some
getting used to but the coach
helped me through it," David
said. He also commented that
his friends didn't treat him any
different. He felt that the
underclassmen who are moved
up to varsity get some
harrassment, no matter what
sport, but it also gives them a
great opportunity to excel in
"I was excited and Nervous
about playing varsity footballf'
Jeff said. He commented that
his dad being head coach had
little to do with him playing
varsity his sophomore year. At
that time varsity had several
injuries, and he was called on to
play because of the lack of
personnel for the position.
Both David and Jeff will
continue to be involved in
football. David will be going to
the University of Houston on a
four year scholarship. Jeff will
consider academics as well as
football when he chooses which
athletic scholarship to accept. I
by: Christy Mata
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Finals make you crazy, here's proofl Sally Dipasupil, Eugenia Algaze and
Mike Chow. Photo C. Bell
What a reliefl After four graduating classes, the
Seniors of '83 received the privilege of final
exemptions. Though this only effects the spling
semester of each graduating class, seniors feel it is a
In order to avoid taking the final, seniors must have
no more than four absenses and a grade of a g'C', or
above. Knowing that they might not have to take a final
exam can relieve much tension and aniexty and make
life just a little bit easier for each senior.
by: Colleen Baker
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Pardon me, folks. How would you like to play a word association
game? Ifl say "black", you say "white", Ifl say "blue", you say
"Mighty Rams? If I say "weekend'i, what would you say?
Robert Molloy, senior, said, "Girlfriend,'. Jim Woodiin, junior,
said "Watching College football and parties? Tracy Kagen,
sophomore, just laughed and said, "Sleep'i Lynn McLaren, junior,
replied, "Driving around and having fun."
Ournextassociationwordwillbe"school". . .Hey! Wait! Don't
stop reading. GKAY, OKAY - Weill stick with weekend. Well, what
do you say?
by Beth Gillam
Mindy Campbell, Cindy Benis, and Kathy Ball show weekend
R binson, Cheri
R cha, Tony
R dgers, Debbie
R m o, Jeanette
R , Robin
R thbauer, Andrea
"Married to a rich man,
living in a big house with
several children. " - San dy
"I'll be on the Boston
Celtics scoiin g 22 poin ts a
game. F11 get married
about 29. 'i - Steve Budd
"Living rightnext door to
Sandy Clarlg living in a
bigger house. " - Shonda
n 10 years...
"l'll be regional manager
of Shell Oil Co., makinga
million dollars a year l'll
have a good looking
wife. ', - Robert Molloy.
"Run a productive busi-
ness and have my own
fishing show. " - Mark
"I 71 be living in Londong
will be a world wide
trading magnate, and be
mega-rich. ,' - Diana
"I'll be marriedg have a
couple of childreng and
live in River Oaks. " -
"Married and playing
professional baseball. " -
"Very wealthy own my
own businessg and not be
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"I'll be married, with a
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"I should be married with
one small child and I will
ha vea successful business
career. " - Alisa Mse
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The same senior awards fMost Beautiful!Handsome, Most Friendly,
Most Athletic, etc.l presented every year to every senior class at every high
school are strictly tradition, but what do they really tell about the person
receiving the award? When considering the graduating seniors of 1983,
more personally revealing "awards" come to mind. Here are just a
Quarters Players: Steve Budd and Angela Meinecke
Female Mud Wrestlers: Lisa Kite and Gwen Puckett
Demolition Drivers: Mike Johnson and Dena Bell
Most Likely To: Replace Richard Thomas as John-Boy: Jeff Bryant
Become a Playboy Photographer: Derek Dunaway
Star In The Next Three Stooges Movie: Ken Martinez, Atul Shan,
and Fred Peterson
Host The Wheel Of Fortune: Charles Stinneford and
Replace Brooke As The New Calvin Model: Jay Stricklen
Become Indy Drivers: Diana Adams and Staci Hail
Do 'iFeelin' 7-Up" commercials: Oscar Moreno and Dexter Webb
Have 9 Kids: Christy Mata
Become Tag-Team Champs Of Houston
Wrestling: Mark Schindler and Mck Della Pena
Headline The Society Page: Jacque Snow and Kenny DiCesare
Carry a Lunchbox To Work: Henry Bransford
Guest Star on Hee-Haw: Mike Garrett and Karen Pollard
Become A Reporter For the Enquirer: Olga Ayure
Beat His Wife: Al Femandez
Beat Her Husband: Missi Steele
Wear White At Their Weddings: Kristi Skinner and
Star In The Broadway Production Of Hair: Ruthie Garcia
Young, J elisa
innera shy Seniors strike again. Shonda
'Brien. Tamiko Dunn. Staci Hail. Sandy Clark.
lissi Steele. and Angela Meinieke. D. Adams
Future Bunnies ham-it-up at Bear Creek Park. Front: Terri Broekman, Kristi Skinner.
his famous Elephant man irnpersonations is newspaper editor and Christy Mata, Standing: Laurie Bodystun, Ruthie Garcia. and Sandy Clark. S. Hail
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Notorious food lover Micheal Garrett is caught in the act. D. Adams photo
Hot shot Senior hoopster shows his form. Al
Toto Fernandez. C. DuPlain photo
"Hook 'em Horns" - Debbie Strube, C.
The three stooges take a wife. Kenny Dieesare, Sandy Clark. Robert
Molloy. Angela Meineeke. Derek Dunaway. and Shonda O'Brien. D.
MAH this and
Senior class officers Julia Perry,
presidentg Mike Johnson, vice president,
Missi Steele, secretary and Diana Adams,
treasurer helped contribute to a year of
successful projects. Together they
dedicated much time and effort in
working for the Senior class by planning
many money making projects.
Doughnut and Christmas ornament
sales, selling programs at football games,
and Powder Puffwere some ofthe biggest
Diana Adams comments, "We had a lot
of help from the people in our class to
achieve our goal for a great prom. We all
appreciated it very muchf'
Missi adds, "Without class
participation we couldn't have done
' by: Laurie Boydstun
Missi Steele C. Duplain photo
Julia Perry C. Duplain photo
Kay Armstrong and Faye Fontenot - sponsors C. Duplain
Diana Adams and Mike Johnson C. Duplain photo
nd - of- the - year BA H
mud nor flood nor
rain could keep the
83 from partying at the
anch on May 21. Laurie
Nick Della Penna, and
ors left the driving to
as the fun began on the
to Schulenburg. Although
other dnvers were forced to
ver due to adverse weather
the two Greyhounds
drove onward loaded
passengers who, by the
, were somewhat ignorant to
weather conditions outside due
the partying conditions inside.
to balance herself - Angela Meinecke. C. DuPlain
We arrived to find a violent
storm in progress - but as they say,
a little water never hurt
Overall, it was a wet morning,
yet by early afternoon the sun
appeared and more fun followed.
People were pushed in the pool
and many were thrown in the lake
where seniors dove and flipped off
a high dive, rowed around in a
boat, or rode "the rapidsv in
innertubes. Some played
shuffleboard, putt-putt, and basket-
ball, while others went fishing. But,
the "highlight" ofthe evening was
the big mixed-doubles tennis
match . Though Steve Budd and
Smiling for the camera- Wayne LaPlante and Kristen Hanst.
S. Schindler photo
Friends Forever - Mindy Campbell, Cindy Benis, and
Christy Mata. D. Schindler photo
Cindy Benis put up a gallant fight,
Derek Dunaway and Stephanie
Kubecka took home the
The food was fantastic and the
music was even better. It blared
throughout the party with great
hits like Mark Schindler's favorite
song s'Pussycat,'. Why, we even
heard our class song played for the
first and only time this year.
From 1Oa.m. to 10 p.m., the fun
never stopped. Great food, more
beverages, music, activities,
friends, memories - what else
could be expected from the
awesome class of '83!
by Ruthie Garcia
Playing water basketball - Nick Della Penna, Mike Johnson,
and Ken Martinez. C. DuPlain photo
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Hosting the party were Mark Schindler, Laurie Boydstun
and Nick Della Penna. J. Della Penna Photo
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Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Summa Cum
Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude.
Everyone would like to receive these prestigious
awards as they walk across the platform on
graduation night. These seniors are the excellent
students in our school, the academic achievers.
But it's not as easy as just wanting to graduate
with honors. These students have spent endless
hours reading, writing research papers, and
studying, not to mention the homework, which
they have done enough of in the past four years to
last them a lifetime.
They should be proud of themselves because
they have strived for the A.I.S.D. goal of
"Excellence in Education" and they have reached
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This year, there were nine Summa Cum Laudes,
eighteen Magna Cum Laudes, and forty-nine Cum
Laudes. In the Senior class, there were 507
students. The Summa Cum Laudes are the top 1
Wo, the Magna Cum Laudes are the top 5 'Vo and the
Cum Laudes are the top l50!o of their class. At
graduation ceremonies, each of these students will
be wearing the prestigious chords of their
particular sector of the class.
by Debbie Strube
Eric Stamm - VALEDICTORIAN, Nancy Ordonez - SALUTATORIAN.
SUMMA CUM LAUDES- Row 1: Helen Chang, Yui Choe, Sally Dipasupil. Row 2: Jeff Bryant, Nancy Ordonez, Atul Shah,
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Bemey, Cathy: Powder Puff 125 Gymnastics team'. Club ll, 125 NHS 125 Lit. Mag. 125 Jr. Ach. 95 Physics Club 125 ry' y' ' ' 5 121 POWUCI' PU ll, 12- 1
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Blankenship, Kim: Revelliers 10, 11,Capt 125 Battalion 95 Yearbook Guidry, Brian: An Club 12, 9. 0,-dongz Nancy: Scilclub 12- NHS 12- Merit Awards: phy. 5015 Eng, Templln, Dale: Auto Mech. 1 , 125 Football 9, 10
AD Section ed. 125 Powder Puff ll, 125 Who's Who of HS I I17A1gl II,III, IV5 Sp.lI,lll5Trig. AcctgBio.15USNMAMa1h Terry, Melissa: Basketball 95 Volleyball 95 Sec. Fr. Class.
Students 115 Winter Wonderland Coun 125 Homeroom rep. 115 - -1 , . 1 1 Award' USNMA Eng Award' Yearbook 10. Tll0m2Si Shelly? SCI- Club 91 HOSA ll, l2Z Sllldelll CODE- 91 l03 517-
Swdem Cong 12- Hall, Stacl. Sp, Club 12. Powder Puff 1 1, 12, Swlmmlng 9, 10. ' Oursler Mamie. Band 9-125 Powder Pun. 12- and Drama 103 1-mek 9: Outmndmg F,-5 Rep.
Bolmanski, William: ICT 1 1, -1-rea' 12- Hanst, Knsten. Student Cong. 9-12 NHS 12, Battalion 9, Revelllers 1 ' ' Townsend, Darryl: Track 97115 Cross Country 10.
Bongeis, carol: Battalion 91v 11, 12. lo- l21TC'mlS 9- 1 I . 5 Torres,Angel: Baselqall.Sw1mmms- ,
Bono, Toni: Marching Band 9 10 11 12- Concert Band 9 10- Hale' Davld- Malll Club 12- Comp- Club l2- PllYSl95 Club 12: NHS Pandya, Himanshu: Biologv Club' 9' 101 Math Club 12. Tranum, Llndaz Maln Events 105 Young Life 10, 12.
svniplionie Band 11, 121stlage hand 12f1f1agS 11, 12,D1vis1,,,q l21 German Club 10,5 ll: Blue Bomb-'ffs 122.5912 Club' 91 Parks, Ronnie1soi.cl1ib 11, 12 1-list. cliessclnb 121112Ts Pres. 121 Trasetter,lcirk1Aiito rvieeli. 11, 121sop1i. class Pav.
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Boun s, Beth: CSU 105 Ramrollers 95 Nat. Society Distinguished Helllfflgle' DECA ll' Track 9' Cross Colllllry lo' lzl Powder Pull- P3VliCCk, Al'll0ld1 CllCSS Club l23 Math Club 10- 0UlSl2llldlll8 Ach- AlS- 9-
Am. High School Students 10-12 Dist. Choir 1 1, 125 Girls Choir ' ' , . Pen'y, Julia: Student Conf. 10-125 Young Llfe 105 Drama Club 105 Tucker, Jlm: Physics Club 12 Treas. 125 Sp. Club 95 Football 9, 105
Pres. 11. HWY- Theresa- Cl19lf ll, l2-, 5 , I . . , ltevelliers 111Gs1.1 , 121 Powder Piiffll, 121 w1io's w1io1 sr. 1aasketba1191Traok 9.
Boydstuny Laurie: FCA 10,125 Battalion 95 Young Life ll IZ, Hemandez,Catal1na. Sp. Club 9,10,lntem.Club 10, Rld1ngC1ub Class pres-3 Cheerleaders 93 Stud tcouncilv Sec. 9'
Yearbook 125 Track 9-125 Cheerleader 10 125 Powder Puff 115 . 9' lol swllllmlnf ll' l2' , PC'-55611, Ffedi Sl'-ldefll CODE- 9, l05 Band V- PICS- l23 Band 9-123
125 Class Fav. 10, 115 Homecoming Duchess 115 Homecoming Hlllsoll' Qllllll' Fool all l.0'l2' Basketball lo' F l2lDlSl-Band l210UfSl21Hdll'lS Ml1SlCl21l1SlllP-A-W3l'd Sam Von Gilder, Susan: Band 9-125 Golf 10.
Queen 125 Who's Who Among Am. High School Students 121 go' Hulialii ali, 12, P d P ff H l'l0US-,SL Ulllll- JHZZ F0511 lSl Div- S0l0fEllS9mble ll, l2- Vo, Loc: Math Club 9-105 Physics Club 125 Tennis 9, 10.
Miss EHS 12: Homeroom Rep. 11. 12. H399 Dj Ya. Qlcllll 52.11 tb 119 5 ow el ll ' Pham- M211 DE l21V0E l2- vo,Nancy:Pr.c1i1b 91Mat1i club 9, 10: vo1levbal19, lo.
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Branstord, Henry Paul: Band 9-125 lst Dlv. Solo!Ensemble 9, 10. 1'10ffP31111't 1313111153 D' 11121 and 5999011 10425 HOSA 113 OEA st. NEDT Cenmcafe 10 ' ' 2nd A11-Dist, Team 115 lst All-Dist. Team 125 2nd All-Great.
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Clrert Tommy: NHS' 91 Jr. Eng, soei ,ty l2g Math club 12, Cltess ll, Matlr club llg Mam Events llg student Cong. ll. Q111nSa-111511119011-C11CSS C1911 12- See TMS- H. Chorale 15. Anchgb ly. Newspape, ,1,5,,,de,,,
glub 123 NHS ll, 12: Comp. Math Club ll, 12, Football ll: Kalucd, M1ke:'Fr. Club 10, llg V' r 9. ' ' I , , U .Club 10. HECE ll 12- C06 12: Badalion 9: powder pun-112 125A11.Dist, Choi, 123
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Cho' HM: Ind' Tech' 12' Basketball' 9' Tennis' ll1Reg' Choir' ll' - - Ramglf Klmd':oul2ls Lila- Powder PK11tT 11 ,12- Poetry Contest Member Intem. Thespian Society 10-12: Honor Thesplan ll
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The scene many have been waiting for, the entrance to the Grand
Ballroom of the Adams Mark Hotel. n
Hamming it up are prom partyers Marie Abaya, Allan Deluke, Brena Baumann, Christy Mata, LeAnn McCoy, Cathy Bell, Debbie Strube, Ruthi
Garcia, Colleen Baker, Terri Brockman, Laurie Boydstun, Peter Kuffel, Kim Blankenship, and Beth Gillum.
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Dancing well into the night seniors and dates
enjoy the music
Prom - the most glamorous event of a high
:hool student's life. It is a night filled with
citement and good memories. This year's
om was no exception.
The day begins with a morning and
Fternoon of picking up your date's corsage or
outonniere, receiving the neatly pressed
,1xedo, or getting your hair done with baby's
Veath. Next the final steps are taken in
reparing for the funfilled evening.
The weeks in advance are filled with
nticipation by all. Dresses and tuxedos are
dered far in advance to fit each individual's
ste. The popular question, "Who are you
ing to prom with?" can be heard in the halls
Proms are something
mat seniors will long
emember. The class of '83
iade this prom unique and
in for all.
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While force feeding each other, David Walker
and Olga Aljure enjoy dinner.
Of course we are having a good time! Renee
Bates and date.
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What a cute couple! Bridget Pavlick and Billy Lowery.
Enjoying the main course are four lovely couples. Scholastic Portraits
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These Seniors and their dates had strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Scholastic Portraits photos
Leaving after the last dance are Larry Brown, Mandy Pulido,
and Sandy Lawrence.
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Grinning as his date makes him a bib is Darryl Townsend.
The dance floor is crowded with fancy dresses and elegant tuxes.
Having her flowers pinned on is Jocelyn Casiple.
Most Beautiful and Handsome
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Joe Primo - Most Handsome and Most Friendly Linda Hanover - Most Beautiful
Kim Kao - Most Friendly
Senior Favorites 43
Ruthie Garcia and Derek Dunaway - Most Spirited
Chris Tucker and Tamiko Dunn - Most Athletic
zkel y to Succeed
Sally Dipasupil and Jeff Bryant - Most Likely to Succeed
Terri Morgan and Chris Ayres - Most Talented
Kristi Skinner - Most Humorous
Jay Stricklen - Most Humorous
Senior Favorites 45
he last good-bye
We first started out as children -
unsure of ourselves and our
surroundings. We sought out those
who were like ourselves, and
friendships were formed. Some of
those first friendships have ended,
but many have grown into the close
relationships we now share with
the people we have grown up
Now we are considered adults,
the end of our first stage of
education is complete. Finally, it is
the time we have dreamed of
during the seemingly endless hours
we have spent in classrooms.
Graduation: Our main goal for the
past thirteen years.
Though graduation was a happy
occasion for all, the tears flowed as
we realized that those with whom
we have shared the fullest part of
our lives with will no longer be
there. The hardest words said on
May 25, 1983 were the
Class President Julia Perry gives her speech. S. Lackey photo
Although most of us will nr
admit it, we will miss high schoc
Elsik holds many memories for 1
all, both good and bad. The goc
ones we will treasure always, tll
bad ones we will hopefully be
to look back on and la
Whichever the case, four o
most important years of our
lives were spent at AliefElsik
Trey Rutherford anxiously awaits his diplol
S. Lackey photo
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lor class of 83'
Strong as ever
The extracurricular activity that involves the most
students is sports. Now this is a broad topic and a big
section. From the huge football player to the tiny diver,
each have strengths and skills that are necessary in his or
her particular athletic field. With nine different sports
offered, the students and the coaches stay busy at the gym,
complex, track, and natatorium.
Because we are a 5A school, our competitors are the
largest Houston area schools. Our district 17-5A includes
the six Spring Branch schools and of course, our oldest
The newest sport came this year with soccer, both boy's
and girl's programs were introduced to the Alief schools.
Team sports as usual drew the biggest crowds for old time
favorites such as football, volleyball, basketball, and
baseball. Individuals strove for personal recognition in
such events as track and cross country, golf tennis, and
swimming and diving.
With the constant backing of the administration, and
faculty and student body, sports always receives the
support it needs to thrive as one of our most developed
by Brena Baumann
Warming up for another good game is Janna Walker, Junior.
C. DuPlain photo:
Sophomore players Gary Cole and Ricky Kopp. C. Bell photo
Stiff competition at winter meet. C. Bell photo
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Mrs. Contine referees as our girls Varsity wins again in volleyball. C.
Practicing her serve is fresh
Pham. C. DuPlain photo
ighty Ram football season:
Best of times -worst of times
It was predicted to be the greatest
season to date, and it was, with the Elsik
Rams finishing with five wins and five
losses, yet, it was also the season with
the most downfalls as the hearts of
many Rams and Ram fans were broken
repeatedly throughout the season.
The biggest issue dealt with the
question of eligibility of a Stratford
football player resulting in Elsik being
declared runner-up in the District race
too late as the Rams never got the
chance to prove their worth in the
Despite the productive season,
losses to McCullough, Memorial and
to Stratford on Homecoming were
deeply felt since the momentum and
spirit before the games reached the
highest possible level.
Elsik's worst defeat by far was the
2 1 - 1 4 loss to Hastings at the close ofthe
season. Though the Rams proved to be
the better, more talented team
throughout the season, they were not
able to channel their efforts into
Wayne La Plante andhthe rest of the Ram
defense signal the sidelines.
Coach Sciba and Coach Copley reviewing plays with
defensive backs Nick Della Pena, Trey Rutherford,
Mandy Pulido, and David Garris. C. DuPlain
Discussing important defensive strategy
Coach Pless and Sammy O,BI'lCHI.
beating the Bears.
In between the losses, Elsik
displayed fine athletic talent. Not only
did the Rams have the best season of
any Elsik varsity football team, but
they also reached new milestones by
eaming Elsikis first varsity shut-out
against Westchester, 20-O.
Overall, the combination of talent
and sheer determination which was
The clasped hands of the offense show the
strong feelings of unity within the Rams.
consistently shown by every Mighty
Ram contributed to make the 1982
season the tremendous success that it
by Ruthie Garcia
"Touchdown!" signals Mark Carruba as Jeff Bryant tumbles into the endzone.
Elsik's Earl Campbell: Dexter "Sexy Dexy" Webb!
Looking professional, the Mighty Ram offense prepares to run a play.
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Celebrating in the endzone is Jose Mata and
Stri ing for
Though this was not neccessarily the
Year of the Ram for the Junior Varsity
football team, it was a year of promise for
the players. This year,s JV team, under the
direction of Coach Pless, Coach Howe,
and Coach Copley worked hard while
earning their three and seven record.
Even though the scoreboard did not
always show it as such, the players
continually strived for improvement
throughout the season.
They lived through a series of peaks and
valleys and still consistently worked
toward building a promising network of
players destined to be the future' Varsity
Junior Varsity quarterback Rusty
Skinner sums up the season with,
"Although our season wasn,t a winning
one, we learned to work together and we
built a strong basis for next year's
by Ruthie Garcia
Head Coach Wes Bryant and his starting
quarterback Chris Tucker.
"Who's going to score the most touchdowns
this season?" - Jeff Bryant and Dexter
Thanks to a powerful offensive line, quarterback Rusty Skinner has plenty of time to complete
With the extra effort apparent on his face, Joe Piaz lies in the grasp of his defender. C. DuPlain
Displaying great fonn, Emest Frazier is
Holding the opposition firmly in his grasp is
Irvin Dyer. C. Duplain photos
JV Football 53
Good prospects for future Rams
Elsik's underclassman teams,
Sophomore, Freshman-A, and Freshman-
B, all showed a great deal of one thing:
potential. Under the encouragement of
their coaches, all teams had productive
The Sophomore football team under
coaches Fawcett, O,Keefe, and Corb,
finished the season with five wins and five
losses. This team, who had problems early
in the season, learned to improve their
attitudes of themselves which greatly
improved their playing ability. Even
though their goal of winning District was
not reached, the team gained a great deal
of experience which will hopefully
The long strides of Jasper Taylor carry him
Going over pre-game strategy-Soph. defense
and Coach O'Keefe.
guarantee them a good future in Els
Elsik,s Freshman teams also had fail
good seasons overall with the A tea
having a 4-5-1 record, and the B-tea
finishing with a 2-8 record. The teams ha
problems with a lack of enthusias
during some games, and this combinr
with minor mistakes due to lack
experience resulted in their beia
defeated. As the season progresse
Coaches Null, Parker, and Nila taught U
players to work as a team rather thanl
individuals from seperate midc
by Ruthie Garci
Reading the defense coverage, Rodney Smith prepares to pass. l
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Soph.-Freshman Football 55
throughout l ik
The 1982-83 cheerleading squad
worked hard to lift and enlighten the
school with true ram pride and spirit. This
year, the cheerleaders worked to support
all sports organizations of Elsik. They
attended swim meets, cross country
meets, and supported many other teams
during the year.
The girls began practicing immediately
after they were elected in May 1982, to
prepare for the Blue-White game. During
the summer there were also many long
Cheerleading camp was held in August
at Sam Houston State University. Here,
the girls worked to perfect their skills and
learn new ideas. Elsik, along with close to
150 other lively squads, competed for
ribbons, awards, and spirit sticks. Elsik
was chosen as one of eight finalists to
compete for the award of excellence,
which is held on the last day of camp.
Cindy Oberthier, cheerleader sponsor,
comments,"The girls are most certainly a
select group. They work hard and perform
with precision. I had no doubt they would
be a part of the final judging. I'm
extremely proud of each and every one of
them and their accomplishments."
The squad, consisting of Kathy Ball,
Laurie Boydstun, Chris Burt, Mindy
Campbell, Dondra Dunaway, Julie
Johnson, Leslie Lawless, Cathy Malone,
Kathy Ball and Mindy Campbell show
emotions at the Hastings game. C. Duplain
and Julie Manfre, were a great asset to all
Elsik sports organizations.
As head Cheerleader, Julie Manfre
states, "Cheerleading is hard work, but it's
also a lot of fun!,'
by Laurie Boydstun
Smiling for the camera are Laurie Boydstun and
Sandy Lawrence. C. Duplain Photo
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Old Coach Bryant had a team. . . C. Bell photo
Build that spirit up! C. Duplain photo
Peek-a-boo! , Kathie Lanrgan Ram
Mascot. C. Bell photo
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Cheerleaders stack up spirit. D. Nguyen photo
Julie Manfre ceiebrgtes the ending of a good
Chris Burt and Dondra Dunaway cheer for the
kick-off C. Duplain photo
C heerleadedrs 57
ar it 's second in
The 1982 season for Elsik's
Varsity volleyball team ended
with twenty-two wins and eleven
losses, and second in District.
Even though the team came out
great in their season, some people
feel they could have done a little
bit better. "We work well together,
but sometimes pressure builds up
and we loose that 'togetherness'
. . .One of us may do something
wrong and we tend to place the
blame on someone else, and every
once in a while, a little jealousy
sets in. I think that at one time or
another we're all guilty of this,"
explains Birggitt Haderlein.
Volleyball is not just a ball, a net
and a group of silly girls standing
around hitting a ball. The game
takes skill, lots of hard work and
dedication. The girls proved this
in the way that they played and the
time and hard work they had to get
The team consists of such fine
players as Kara Kellogg, Birggitt
Haderlein, Michelle Craig, Karen
Gray, Stacey Lackey, Lynice
Lawless, Ronda Miller, Marlene
Nunez, Lori Reede, Felicia Seales,
Kristi Skinner and coach
by Ruthanne Mullins:
The girls rejoice over victory. C. Duplain photo
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season with 18 wins and seven
losses. The JV team had such
players as Kelly Armbruster,
Sherre Barrett, Donna Boyne,
MaryKay Chambers, Deborah
Collier, and Tammy Collier.
Also on the team were Diane
Dang, Lisa Kruse, Kay Martz,
Laurie McCoy, Teri Packard,
Wendi Pena, Carolyn Slay, and
"I think we had a good season
this year. We were strong and had
a lot of optimismf, commented
Next season will most likely be
a good season for Varsity, since
some ofthe Varsity players will be
returning and most of the JV
members will move up.
"With some of the strong
Varsity players returning and
hopefully those of us on Junior
Varsity will be moved up, we
should be a good team," said
Going up for a block is Michelle Sumler. M.
Teammates Carolyn Slay and Michelle
Sumler. C. DuPlain photo
The final outcome of Freshman
volleyball was a 16-15 regular
season and a 8-6 record for
Freshman players are Melissa
Bage, Bizzy Deckard, Cindy
Feakes, Ronda Green, Julie
Hulbert, Dawn Lynglass, Belinda
Moreno, Tracy Walls, Wendie
Williams, Michelle Williams, and
the Hlovable and witty," coach
The record for this talented
team speaks for itself Everyone
knows it takes the effort of the
whole team to do well, but "it also
takes someone who is tough, but
understanding and easy to relate to
. . . such as coach Glaserf' said
by Ruthanne Mullins
Carolyn Slay smiles after a good shot. lv
A demonstration in technique by Coach Glaser. C. DuPlain photo
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Var it falls short
After coming off a 25-9 season
C1 1-5 in Districtj, the Varsity Boys
Basketball Team kept up the
winning tradition. Bringing .home
a 22- 10 record is not bad, but it was
only good enough for a 3rd place
finish in District.
According to Varsity Coach
Jerrel Hartfiel, "Winning the
District was our number one goal.
This year we had a lot of good high
How could a coach go wrong
with outstanding Senior players
like Karl Yust - lst Team All
District, Jay Stricklen - 2nd Team
All District, Oscar Moreno -
Honorable Mention All District,
and Robert Middaugh - Honorable
Mention All District.
Says Coach Hartfiel, "Our
Seniors showed great leadership
the entire year. Elsik High School
has great students to work with."
When asked if he could compare
this year's team with last year's,
Coach Hartliel replied, "It's hard
to compare teams. Both teams'
strength was team play. And both
teams had great Senior players!"
gensation, Jeff Keene. Photo by C. Duplain
Over the crowd, Jay Stricklen. Photo by C.
Boys Basketball 63
continued from pg. 62
As for next year's team, the
situation looks good. Two
lettermen are returning: J eff Keene
- 6'7 Post, and Scott Harris - 6'2
Forward-. There will also be other
players from the Junior Varsity
team which had a 24-9 season.
Says Coach Harttiel, "We expect
our team to do well in the District
The players on the 1982-83
Varsity Basketball Team were: Al
Fernandez, Derek Dunaway,
Oscar Moreno, Steve Budd, Jay
Stricklen, David Watts, Karl Yust,
Jeff Keene, Robert Middaugh,
Scott Harris and Maurice
by John Urbanowicz
Derek Dunaway Robert Middaugh
Photo by C Duplam Photo by C Duplain
J - 2nd in District
expected, said Coach Davis
Scarborough when asked about the Boys
Junior Varsity Basketball team.
The 1982-83 J .V. team finished the
season with a 24-9 record overall. A 10-4
mark in District helped the team in
earning their 2nd place finish.
According to Coach Scarborough, "All
of this year's team is good enough to start
on Varsity next year? As for top
performers on the J .V team, Coach
Scarborough named two - Tom Luce and
Next year's J .V. team should have no
problems with a winning season. Most of
the team will be composed of this year's
Sophomore team which came in lst place
But as Coach Scarborough did
mention, "We donlt know right now how
many people will be moved up to Varsity,
and how many we'll get."
by John Urbanowicz
Going for a rebound, Tommy Fallerorg. Photo by C. Duplain
Coach Scarborough and the team. Photo by C.
An easy layup, Robert James. Photo by C.
Boys Basketball 65
Danny Berglan. Photo C. DuPlain
"The 1982-83 Sophomore Boys
Basketball team finished this year
on a very positive notef, said
Coach Jim Parker. When asked
what some of his goals were before
the season began, Coach Parker
said, "Our first goal was a winning
season C19-89, and our second goal
was to win District C11-353' The
team definitely had a winning
season, earning lst place in
According to Coach Parker, the
three players that had an
outstanding year of basketball
growth and maturity were: Jimmy
Smolarz, Danny Berglan, and Troy
Kite. Coach Parker did say
however, "I don't like to say or
compare players with each other as
the best because it took a team
effort to accomplish our goals? by
Laying it up, John Duong. Photo C. DuPlain
In their first year of basketball at
Elsik, the Freshman Boys
Basketball teams did rather well.
Under the direction of Coach
Hugh Null, the two teams
compiled some very good
The "AN team compiled a 14-12
season record, and an 8-6 mark in
District play, placing them in 4th
place. Some of the outstanding
players on the HAH team were Ty
Selcor and E.J. Flores.
The Freshman 'ABN team did
somewhat better overall than the
HA" team. The "B" team brought
home a 2nd place finish in District
play with a 12-2 record. The team's
overall record was 14-6.
Next year's freshman teams will
be made up of mostly players from
the four AISD middle schools,
though there will be some students
transferring from other districts.
by John Urbanowicz
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ffLad Ramsa' hoop it up
The winning combination of
hard work and strong
determination took this year's
Varsity "Lady Rams" all the way
to the Playoffs.
The girls eamed a reputation of
being one of the premier girls
basketball teams in Texas with
outstanding players like Jolanda
Jones, Kara Kellogg, and Tamiko
Dunn, First, Second, and Third
Team All-Greater Houston
In pre-district strategy, Coach
Brown signed the girls up to play
the hardest teams in Texas to
prepare them for playing against
the best. In comparison to these
teams, the girls' District season
was considerably easier.
The '4Lady Ramsn finished the
season as Co-District Champs, an
honor shared with their arch-rival,
Hastings. They then went on to
defeat Lamar in the Bi-District
Playoffs becoming the Bi-District
Champs. They were ultimately,
defeated in the Area Playoffs by the t
soon-to-be State Champs, Yates.
The key to the success of the
Varsity team was the motto which
Coach Brown preached:
"Defense, dedication, and desire
- that's what it takes to winln
The girls practiced and played
with this thought in mind, and the
results were clearly visible
throughout their successful
by Ruthie Garcia and Jo Jones
C1 Duplain photos
"One of these things is not like the other" - What form! Jo Jones goes for two as Kelly
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ra Kellogg vs the Bears team
"Jump-ball, get it, get if, - J 0 Jones wins the Tamiko Dunn proves the fact that a Ram can out run a bunch of Bears anyday'
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a Hastings opponent.
Var. Girls Basketball 69
"S-t-r-e-t-c-h i-t Kellyll' - Kelly Hiatt, JV,
The girls JV team had a phenomenal
season going undefeated in District play.
The outstanding players on the team were
Sicrdia Johnson and Janna Walker whose
talents eventually were responsible for
their being moved up to play on the
The girls had virtually no problem
defeating their opponents including
Hastings. They all agree that the main
reason for their achievements was the
superior coaching they received from
The Freshman girls basketball team
also had a successful season. Led by Coach
Bodine, the girls produced their winning
efforts which placed them second in
District. With excellent players like Kellie
Taylor, the girls were able to shut-out
Northbrook - definitely the highlight of
Based on their performances this year,
the girls show a lot of promise for future
JV and Varsity teams.
by Jo Jones
Donna Boyne is oblivious to the efforts of
her defender as she shoots.
Surrounded by the Freshman team, Coach Glaser and Coach Bodine discuss the strategy of the game.
Freshman Michelle Williams prepares to put
the ball back in play.
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Bo track surprises ever one
This year's Varsity Boys Track
team was a surprise to everyone.
They finished third in District
placing four -members in
Regionals. They are: Dexter Webb,
shot put, Tony Rocha, 800 meters,
Trevor Dodd, 110 meter high
hurdles, and Devlin Dunn, 400
"We surprised people this year,"
said Coach Fawcett, "We could
have done even better if we had
had more people try out for the
team," he continued.
Next year, Coach Fawcett not
only wants to get more people on
the team, but he wants to increase
practice to build up running
Other goals of Coach Fawce'
are: the use of more weigl
training, finishing higher i
District competition, and placin
more people in Regionals.
by Troy Smit!
As the gun sounds, Devlin Dunn is ready to take off
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is Devlin Dunn.
The high hurdles was an event in which Elsik placed one member in Regionals.
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ended the season with a fourth
place finish in the Texas High
School Girls' State Meet.
Representing Elsik were Wendi
Pena and Jolanda Jones.
Wendi competed in the 3200m
run where she ran a personal best
of 10:55 to earn a third place
medal. Unfortunately, Wendi
injured her foot in the l600m run,
yet she was still able to finish sixth
out of all the milers in the Texas
Jolanda competed in the 800,
400, and high jump. She took first
place in both the 800 and the 400.
She ran a personal best of 2:08.9 in
the 800, and she moved up a
position in the 400 from her
second place finish last year.
The Ramrunners were led by
Coach Marti Hatfield. They began
the season with workouts right
after Christmas vacation.
The team was a very dedicated
group, getting to school each and
every morning at 6:30 ready to
run. After mnning in the morning,
the girls had to rush in from the
track, take showers, put on
make-up, comb their hair, and put
on their clothes all before second
Then after they finished school,
another hard workout was in Store.
After running anywhere from two
to ten miles total per day, the girls
could finally go home, do their
homework, sleep, and have to get
up in the moming and start the
whole cycle over again.
Always though, the team never
seemed to despair - even though all
they did was run around in circles
every day, literally. The girls were
always told to put forth l00'Vo effort
at all times no matter how
exhausted they were.
Overall, Elsik is knov
throughout the state as one of tj
premier track teams
competition. J olanda Jones
especially known for h
achievements as she is national
ranked in the high jump. TQ
two-mile relay is also national
ranked as is the sprint medle
Jolanda anchors both tear
running with Kristi Skinne
Tamiko Dunn, and Wendi Pena
the two-mile, and with Dial
Adams, Laurie Boydstun, ar
Tamiko Dunn in the medley.
These girls along with the oth
members ofthe Ramrunners ha'
through their strength and desire
be the best given Elsik a track tea
to be extremely proud of
by Jo Jones and Ruthie Gare
When asked how they feel about track practice, Kristi Skinner and Laurie Boydstun made these expressions. K. Kellogg photo
We all know track star Jolanda Jones has
plenty to smile about!
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"They all had the same goal, but they
took different roads to get there,', said
Marti Hatfield, Girl,s Cross country - A
coach. f'We get closer every year, but we
just can't win the big onef' After coming
off a top ten State ranking in 1981, the '82
girls team came in at their best record
ever, 4th in State. "This is the best team
we've ever had. We won District, we won
at Regionals, and everyone just expected
us to win at State!',
The roster was a strong one composed
of veteran runners like Jolanda Jones,
Wendi Pena, Missi Steele, and Tamiko
Dunn. "Jo did pretty good 14th in Statej
considering she only ran the quarter mile
when she first came to Elsik? Dorothy
Kolb was labeled as the most improved
runner by Coach Hatfield. One girl who
did not fare as well this year was Wendi
Pena. "She missed the greater part of the
season with a hurt foot, but she still came
in at 15th in Statef'
by John Urbanowicz
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For Elsik Junior Jolanda Jones, winning has come easy
After beginning her track career late fshe started in the eigh
gradeb, Jo has certainly made up for lost time. By the sigh
of her well-covered letter jacket, anyone can tell she is not you
everyday track star. Her awards range from District, tc
Regionals, State, and even All-American. Two big factors ii
J olanda's track success are Coach Marti Hatfield and Coacl
Leonard Fawcett. 'fl run for myself and Coach Hatfield. Sh'
gives me a lot of encouragement? Speaking about Coac
Fawcett, J olanda says, "I feel he's the greatest coach in Texa.
He helps me with the high jump, and that,s my favoritf
event." The final goal in J olanda's victory-filled track caree
is a trip to the Olympic Games. "I see my talent as a gift fron
God, and I want to use it to it's full potentialln
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"We are family!" photo, C. Duplain
Preparing for the next race, Dorothy Kolb and Coach Hatfild. Photo, C. Bell
One ofthe main problems in this
"struggling, season was the fact
that all the girls were plagued with
injuries. As Coach Hatfield said,
"One was out after anotherf' As for
next year, the overall picture looks
good. Five of this yearis seven
runners will be returning next year.
Besides this, there will be some
prospective freshman runners next
year. "lf everybody can stay
healthy for the whole year, we'll
win at State!"
by John Urbanowicz
The agony of defeat. Photo, C. Bell
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This year's swimming and diving teams
were outstanding. According to Coach
Gene Watson, "Our swim team broke all
but four of Elsik's records." The records
not broken were the Boys 400 Yard
Freestyle Relay, the Boy's and Girl,s 100
Yard Breaststroke, and the Boy's 100
Swimmers Penny Rosen and Cathy
Hernandez both made the All-State
Team, and Penny broke a 23-5A District
record in the 100 Yard Backstroke. The
girls' 400 Yard Freestyle Relay and 200
Yard Medley Relay were both state
ranked. The lady swimmers also took
23rd at the state meet.
For the boys, outstanding perfor-
mances were made by Chad Pollack,
Kevin Chema, and Steve Ward. The
season record for the Boy's Team was
Elsik Diving coach Bob Lieber was
extremely proud of his 5 member team.
Led by the only girl diver, Sally Sprute, the
team fared impressively at all of their
meets. The diving team should be
commended for their fine performance
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Finishing the season with a 6-4 record
was good enough for 2nd place in District
for this yearls Girls Swim Team.
The girls team broke numerous school
and District records this season. Penny
Rosen broke both marks in the 100 yard
backstroke. Cathy Hernandez took lst
place in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle.
The 200 yard medley relay was 2nd in
District, consisting of Penny Rosen,
Kathy Nagle, Carroll Ann Adams, and
Cathy Boyd. Penny and Cathy Hernandez
both made the All-State Team, 2nd and
by John Utbanowicz
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Sthephanie Sorsdal. C. DuPlain photo.
Elsik boys golf team went through a
rebuilding year. Last year's graduation
took four seniors with it leaving Jay
Meyer, the team's only returning
letterman. Tony Mathiason, doubling
with baseball, was the team's only senior.
Jay Meyer led the team finishing 7th in
district, he and Tony had strong showings
in tournaments. "The team played
through some tough courses this year,"
commented Coach Chuck Corb, "But the
team played through them pretty wellf'
Besides the tough courses, the lack of
experience played a maj or role. "We need
more people," said sophomore Ray
Schmidt, "With a few more we should be
able to put together a good team. Making
up the rest of the team is Vic Mehra, Joe
Pizzatola, David Smitherman, Billy
Payne, Lee Drummond, and Mike
by Joel Marino
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This year's four-member Girl,s
Golf team placed second in
District and ninth in the Regional
"Considering the fact that most
of the golfers play another sport,
they did well," said Coach
Brannan. "This year's team
worked hard but also had a good
timef' she continued.
Coach Brannan was asked to
describe her top players and their
About Mary Kay Chambers:
'LMary Kay,s strongest point is her
power, she hits a long ball.Her
second strength is that she loves to
About Donna Umhoefer:
'6Donna,s asset is her intense
competitiveness. She has a natural
desire to excel and works very
hard. She also has excellent
The four golfers: Donna
Umhoefer, Mary Kay Chambers,
Robbye Denson, and Debra
Massop are all returning next
"We should continue to im-
prove next year,', said Coach
Brannan. 'slf they play more over
the summer and start a little earlier
next year, they should lower their
The Elsik Girls Golf team: Mary Kay Chambers, Robbye Denson, Debra Massop, and Donna Umhoefer
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Golfing buddies Debra Massop, Donna
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A new sport arrived at Elsik this year
Soccer. The Rams competed in District
IOAAAAA by first year coach Kevin
The Rams opened the season with a 1- 1
tie against Dulles. Other non-District
games included a hard fought loss to State
champion Srake Jesuit.
In district games, playing without
leading scorer Daniel Escobar, they lost to
Memorial 2-1, Spring Woods 3-1 and
Katy 2- 1. Against the Hastings Bears, the
Rams played one of their best games ofthe
season recording a 1-1 tie. Elsiks first
victory came against Northbrook 2-1.
District play was intense. Elsik tied
both Spring Branch and Taylor 1-1, but
lost to eventual District Champions
Westchester 3-1 and Stratford 2- 1. In the
second round the Rams scored two quick
victories, shutting out Spring Branch 3-0
and beating Taylor 3-2.
Going into the Westchester game the
Rams were in a position to earn a playoff
berth with victories over Westchester and
Stratford. The excited Rams gave
Westchester all they wanted, but the
Wildcats managed to hold on 3-2. During
Spring Break Elsik ended the season with
a 2-1 loss to Stratford.
The team compiled a 3-8-4 season
record. Coach O'Keefe felt it was a
Heads up play. Nihn Bao. P. Kuffel photo
successful season despite the losing record
because the team always played their
hardest and improved every game.
Players honored with All-District
selections were Daniel Escobar, and Doug
Smith. Viem Pham and Ken Martinez
recieved Honorable Mention.
Doug Smith and Jeff Doria were elected
captains for the year and Daniel Escobar
was voted Most Valuable Senior.
by Coach Kevin O'Keefe
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Showing his district form, Doug Smith. P. Kuffel photo
Perfect shot. Dong Lee G. Wright photo.
The defensive side of Elsik.
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Taylor 2 3
Westchester 3 2
Stratford 2 1
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A new Lady Ram
Soccer is a new sport just
introduced into the Alief School
District, and like always, the girls
wore the Elsik name with pride.
"The girls are amazingly talented
for a first year team," said junior
In every sport there is a
powerhouse .team and for the
soccer team there was no
exception. Klein was the team to
beat in the district. Although the
Lady Rams lost to Klein, they
showed positive signs. They
definitely showed that they had
potential. They showed this
potential against Stratford, both
times they played them. The first
time they totally blitzed the
Spartans 8-0, then they beat them
gn their own turfi Tully Stadium,
A calm coach strolls onto the field. Ms. LaRibeus
The girls showed them who was
boss. The Lady Rams also beat
Katy-Taylor with a score of 3-2, in
a very tough and physical game.
Ginny Hare scored two ofthe three
During the season, the girls had
some outstanding players. Here
are just a few of those: Ginny Hare,
Beatriz Escober, Zeire Cudungong,
Karen Medar, Teresa Johnston, 1
and Stacey Lackey, were all goal
by J 0 JOI18S Genni Hare drives past Spartan Defender
This year's soccer team was the first at Elsik. S
The teams leading scorer poses for picture.
"I'll pass this onen Beatice Escobar
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Escobar Margo Blanks.
Waltmg ln the ra1n for the boys game to end.
Karen Medar, Genny Hare.
Goalie Stacey Lackey.
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nexperienced team rebuilds
Elsik's Boys Tennis led by Chuck
Bratka and second seeded Dale Young
had a record of 13-2, tying four
The girls team had a tough year with a
record of 2-15, tying two matches.
The Boys Varsity team was made up of
Chuck Bratka, junior, Dale Young,
sophomore, David Wilson, junior,
Devinder Panesar, junior, Alex
Whigham, sophomore, and Pat Brogan,
sophomore. The J.V. team was composed
of Keith Hinze, sophomore, August
Carrell, sophomore, Phillip Mann,
sophomore, and Franky Silva, freshman.
Also on the J.V. team were Sandeep
Narang, freshman, Jason Martinez,
sophomore, and Chris Meinecke,
The Girls Varsity team was made up of
Tracy Kagan, sophomore, Anne
McHugh, junior, Ericka Hoss, junior,
Bridget Pavlik, junior, Michele South,
freshman, and Thien Pham, freshman.
"Among the goals for next year," says
Ms. Gwynn, 'sis the expansion of the girls
team from six to nine, the expansion ofthe
freshman team, and to beat Hastingsli'
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For the past three years, Chuck Bradka, junior, has been,
Elsik's premier tennis player. A varsity player since his
freshman year, 16-year-old Chuck has established himself as
one of the state's up-and-coming players. i
Bom in Omaha, Nebraska, Chuck has been playing tenni
for over six years and has participated in tournaments all ove
Texas. For the past three years, he has been playing i
championship divisions and is now ranked 15th in the state,
Last summer Chuck went to National Championships i
both Michigan and Nashville and was invited to the Orang
Bowl Tournament held in Florida.
"I think about my opponent's strengths and weaknesses,
and try to go out there with a game play," said Chuck.
In school tournaments, Chuck has beaten 12th ranke
Chris Stanich of Stratford, and 3rd ranked Mark Manc
Aside from being a great tennis player, Chuck works har
to maintain his high grades. Upon deciding the college whic
he will attend, he will be eligible to qualify for a scholarship
Chuck adds, "I would like to be a pro, but itis tough. I'll kee
practicing and trying to improvef'
In late April Chuck competed in regionals, by placing firs
The up-and-coming tennis player in Texas, Chuck Bratka, serving,
left, and off-court after a hard practice, right.
and second in District, but was beaten in the quarte
ma S by Audra Sanche
Elsik's top seeded
before a match.
Sophomore Dale Young in action
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David Wilson serves an overhand slam.
Concentrating 'on the ball, Anne Mchu
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Baseball a new look
1983 brought a new look to Elsik's
Varsity Baseball Team - Coach Robert
Copley. For the first time in his career at
Elsik, Coach Copley was in full charge of
the team. A new coach meant a lot of new
things for the Rams, including being only
one victory away from the playoffs.
This was, by far, the best baseball team
at Elsik. The team compiled a season
record of 15-10 CDistrict 8-71, but ended
up only in 4th place in District. It all came
down to a four-way tie for 2nd place with
Stratford, Westchester, and Hastings.
Unfortunately, Hastings outscored the
Rams 4-2 to put us in 4th.
Elsik's Chris Tucker made both the lst
Team All-District, and the South
by Jolm Urbanowicz
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A quick move to miss the pitch. C. DuPlain photo. George Gonzales at bat. C DuPlain photo
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Elsik's J .V. Baseball Team did not
achieve the same goals as the Varsity
Team, but there were a lot of bright spots
throughout the season.
The team had a record of 9- 1 4 fDistrict
5-95, but next year should be a lot better.
Many of this year's players were in their
first year of high school ball, a big change
from the area little league teams. Next
year they will have the experience they
lacked this season.
The team was coached by Ben Howe, in
his first year as J.V. Baseball coach at
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Students nowadays have a complex life that ranges from
seriousness to silliness. One night its a football game and
the next, a trip down Westheimer. With half a dozen
theaters nearby, movies are still a favorite pasttime. Parties
range from Toga to Luau with few regulations as to what
goes on. Student holidays provide the much needed time
for shopping and working. The longer breaks send students
running to the beaches, slopesg and for seniors, visiting
Although some events included in this section arenit
school sponsored, most of them are. Homecoming and
Powder Puff are two such events that take lots of
preparation and are as traditional as student life itself The
Freshman Slave Sale is almost as lively as the Hastings
game pep rally. Drama plays and the annual Talent Show
give students a taste of high school talent just as much as
half time with the Ram Band and Revelliers.
The serious side of student life is school. That means
homework that fills up afternoons. Evenings, hopefully,
are salvaged for something more exciting than World
History worksheets. the dreaded research paper is a sure
way to kill at least one weekend if not more. Of course there
is work. With high percentages of teenagers in the job force,
a student's life is sometimes planned in accordance to a
work schedule. But through it all, we reflect on our high
school years as a time of carefree fun.
by Brena Baumann
104 Student Life
Showing her sweet innocent look is Renee Bates at the Toga Party for her
18th birthday. C. Bell photo
Chemistry buddies Keith Box and Mark Palumbo. L. McCoy photo
Birthday balloons are given to Robin DeFazzio in the cafeteria. They
became a popular form of expression. C. DuPlain photo
t Seniors Christy Mata, Missi
Steele, and Troy Lovetro wear a
wide variety of Halloween
costumes. D. Adams photo
Decorating the cafeteria are
Seniors Holly Winslow, Doug
Smith, and Carrie Smith. C.
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"We are awesome, we are mean - Alief Elsik football team!,' M. Provenzano photo
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"Wlmk gonna Win? asks "Smokin Joe" of
79Q to Sammy O'Brient. C DuPlain photo
"Catching mes Ruthie? Ruthie Garcia Peffofms Hoopsters and Seniors show what spirit is all about, Derek Dunaway, Jay Stricklin, Trey Reed,
Liglrglfgievelliers atthe Homecoming pep rauy'C' Ingrid Daaboul, Renee Bates, and Alex Ziegler. L. McCoy photo
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"Where's the recruiting officer?" asks Steve Budd, Derek Dunaway, Trey Reed, Joe Primo,
and Alex Ziegler. L. McCoy photo g
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Kim Eitze shows that she loves the rams. C. DuPlain photo
Every morning on a game day, the Elsik
gym becomes a roar of excitement with
blue and white pom poms, streamers, and
signs. Ram fans pour in to show their
lasting spirit and support for the varsity
The Revelliers performed at two pep
rallies, doing a punk rock routine to
"Heartbreaker", and at the homecoming
pep rally, performed a football routine to
'SRage in the Cage." At other times, the
cheerleaders did skits involving varsity
players that always turned out to be a good
For the Northbrook game, the AM
radio station 79Q attended our pep rally.
Their support seemed to help for that
night we beat Northbrook 26-12.
The pep rallies opened with the Ram
Band playing the fight song, and closed
with the familiar words, . . home of
white and blue!,', from the Alma
by Colleen Baker
Build that spirit up! - Varsity Cheerleaders. C.
Pep Rallies 107
The nominees for Homecoming Queen Kim Kao, Kristi Skinner, Linda Harrover, and Chris
Lisa Locke Leslie Lawless
108 Student Life
1982 Homecoming proved to be a vel
special one for Laurie Boydstun and hm
family. Running against four othm
well-known senior girls, Kristi Skinner, Linc
Harrover, Chris Burt, and Kim Kao, Laur
was crowned Homecoming Queen.
Known throughout Elsik for he
achievements in track and her friendlines
Laurie seems to possess more than beauty. l
fact, she is an active varsity cheerleader wh
still finds time for FCA. As her good frienc
Christy Mata and Yui Choe put it, "Everyor
As in the previous years, Duchesses wei
chosen from each grade level, Lisa Locke, 1 ltl
Leslie Lawless, 10th, and Michelle William
9th. All three are actively involved in schoe
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her brother Bubba,
Coach Pless encourages the fans to support the mighty Rams
The 1982 Band Sweetheart Karla Sorley receives the bouquet of
roses from Kim Terry, last year's winner.
Kris Steele shows off her leg while date Alex Garver is glad to hold it
110 Student Life
Senior Debbie Strube shows how fun it is to be wearing three mums at the same
Toni Bono, Robin Romero, and Deidre Chema hurl their flags to perfection during half
Elsik fans await announcement of their queen.
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A tradition in Elsik every year, the beautiful mums are a part of Homecoming
A splendid air of festivity spread like
wild fire as Elsik began its Homecoming
day with a tremendous pep rally. Students
wasted no time showing the Rams that
they were behind them l000fo. With
winning on their minds, the Rams fought
on hard at the game. Although Elsik lost
the game by four points, it could not
hinder the players and the fans from
feeling triumphant, for they knew they
had attempted their best.
Afterthe game. Elsik celebrated its 1982
Homecoming with a successful dance
sponsored by the Senior class. lt was held
at the Elsik North cafeteria with a big
turnout. The senior decorating commit-
tee worked hard to dress up the cafeteria
all in beautiful blue and white trimmings.
All in all, as senior Cindy Benis sums it up:
"The dance was very enjoyable with many
people. and the music was great."
by Yui Choe
Jose Mata shows who's number one aftcra successful defensive play against the Melinda Palmer, Terry Fisher. and Becky Whitington do thc
Spartans. cotton-eyed Joe on the dance floor.
It was finally here. On Friday,
November 5, 1982, the Elsik Rams played
their last football game. As always it was
against our biggest rival, the Hastings
Spirit and enthusiasm was generated
for the game not only on Friday, but all
through the week. The Student Congress
sponsored a spirit week.
A different style of clothing was
designated to wear on each day of the
week. This contributed to the abundance
of spirit that was shown.
In the halls, the Fight Song, which could
be heard over the intercom between
classes, was joined by students with such
cheers as "Eat more bear meat!" and
HBeat the Bears!"
Even though we lost the game, the
Rams put up a good fight against the
Bears, with the final score being Bears
Ram spirit showed that this football
season had been one of our most exciting.
Our spirit lasted not only during the
season, but all through the year, proving
to everyone that Elsik is still Number
by COLLEEN BAKER
Juniors Kara Kellogg, Barbara Benis, Debbie
Harris, and Leslie Sims show their "Junior
Rockersn spirit. C. DuPlain photo.
112 Student Life
The Rivalry Continues
Stand, Be Proud! C. DuPlain photo.
We've got spirit, yes we do! - Seniors. C. DuPlain photo.
Who's the best, in the land? Alief Elsik Marching Band! C. DuPlain photo.
Seniors sing it like it is! C. Duplain photo
The TRUE pride of Aliefl - Revelliers. C. Duplain photo Ram
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l Tension on the faces of fans shows that "we still believe!" C. Bell photo
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Each year rivalry between the juniors and
seniors reaches a peak during Powder Puff
On November 18, the Senior Commandos,
decked out in camoflauge, challenged the
Junior Kamikazes, wearing white armbands
and red shirts, to a rough and tumble game
of flag football.
It was a tough game for the Kamikazes
because they were up against the only team
that ever won in their j unior year. In the end,
the seniors came out on top with a score of
26- 14. It was a fun night for all with the Blue
Bombers and the cheerleaders entertaining
the crowd. The hard work at the practices
and the spirit at the pep rally paid off for both
As senior Ruthie Garcia said, "It's a great
way to end the football season. Also it gives
the girls a chance to become closer with the
coaches and fellow players?
At the pep rally, the junior cheerleaders show their undeniable spirit. C. DuPlain
At halftime, Blue Bombers Brian Dillings, Nolan Woodall, Fred Peterson,
and Atul Shah dance to 'fDo You Wanna Touch." C. DuPlain photo. 1
Grinding out yardage, Lisa Kite tries to escape Sharon Orsak and
Barbara Benis. C. DuPlain photo.
Senior offensive players, Maria Yeyille, Lori
Gilbert, and Cindy Benis, discuss plays during
practice. C. DuPlain photo.
Junior linemen listen to quarterback Dondra Dunaway before she starts the play. C. DuPlain photo.
i Junior Coach Mike Montgomery, explains the next play to Lisa
Locke and Kelly Luman. L. Pickens photo
J olanda J ones looks on as Lynice Lawless reaches for Kara Kel1ogg's u .
flag and Commando Jackie Hurosky runs from the backfield. C. The SCIIIOI cheerleaders ,flaunt RCW fOUI1d Dyfamld
DuPlair1 photo, building talent. C. DuPlam photo.
Powder Puff 115
Prince Dauntless Ueff Montgomeryj and the Court are amazed at Fred's fTeri Thorntonj 1
extraordinary talents. N. St. Clair photo I
f6Mattress" leaves impressio
The Drama Departmentis first major
production for this year was the musical
"Once Upon A Mattressgi' the story ofthe
f'Princess and the Pea" jazzed up with
The show was a huge success enjoyed by
both adults and children. The chorus was
extremely well cast as were the leads.
The end of the first act featured two
show-stopping numbers. One was the
f'Spanish Panic,', an absolutely ex-
hausting dance where all of the dancers
eventually collapse, and the other was the
"Song of Love,', in which the poor
Princess had to do everything from lifting
a large weight to flipping the Prince on his
Act two featured a dance that was done
by the Jester, with the help of his father's
The show ran November 19-20 and
there was a special half-price student
matinee during which several of the
middle school drama clubs attended.
"The entire cast and crew of "Mattress,
feels that it was one of the best
productions in Elsik's historyf, said Mr.
Neil St. Clair, director.
Heidi Aydelott said, "I loved it! it was
alcg of hard work but it was worth it in the
Rodney Cuellar, who played Sir Harry
felt, f'The show was exquisitely cast and
Chris Lundquist, who also had a lead
said, "Everyone in the cast was so good to
Several administrators from the
Theater Under The Stars said that it was
one of the best high school productions
they had ever seen.
by Chris Ayres
116 Student Life
Evertte and Student Director Lujean Attention to detail,according to Chris Ayres, makes
break during tryouts. P. Kuffel photo. a gogd actor, C, Bell photo
King Sextimus fChris Hrubeshj watches as Queen Aggravain fAnne Beverothj gets her just desserts.
N. St. Clair photo.
nh Rehearsing lines are: Rodney Cuellar, Chris Ayres, Chris Lundquist, and Chris Hrubesh. C. Bell
Princess Winnefred CTeri Thomtonj demonstrates to Prince Dauntless Ueff Montgomeryj her
determination to pass any test. N. St. Clair photo.
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Sally Dipasupil puts the finishing touches on Sir Harry
CRodney Cuellarj. C. Bell photo
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Sally Dipasupil and Brian Rives in costume for
dress rehearsal. C. Bell' photo.
Drama Play 117
The stor behind the star
f'Biggest high in the world for me is to hear
an audience laugh and applaud. Itis one of
the best feelings I've ever felt.',These are the
words of Chris Ayres, one of the most
distinguished performers in the Elsik High
School Drama department.
His very first inspiraton to act was
triggered by Roddy McDowell and Vincent
Priceis stunning performances on the
screen. Thereafter, he knew his heart had
succumbed to the "theatre," which he
defines as a realm of life where fantasy can
become reality. He has since done over 100
plays during his eleven years of intense
involvement in the theatre. One ofthe peak
moments in his career was the 1981 State
speech tournament. As a result of his
outstanding performance playing Dudley
Moore in "Beyond the Fringej, one of the
judges beamed that "Dudley deserves an
Oscar. Heis a ten."
However, Chris has had some less than
spectacular times. Once he was criticized for
being too short, thus preventing him from
winning that role. He reminesces, "I was
mad after all, wasn't Napoleon short?"
And, what is his opinion about the Elsik
Drama Department? Chris declares, "Mr,
St. Claire is one of the best directors that
we've ever had. Everyone is enjoying a great
He adds, "Mr, St.Claire is more than
merely a teacher. He's a real friend who cares
alot about the students he works withf'
Interestingly enough, his favorite colors
are red and black. The red symbolizes
passion and ambition, which perfectly
matches his personality. In fact, his visions
for the future are quite firm: 'SI want to be
like Danny Kaye is on Broadway?
So, he has talent, ability, and years of
invaluable experience, the ingredients that
spell success. But what does he feel about life
in general? Of course: 'SAll the world is a
stage. . .li
by Yui Choe
118 Feature: Chris Ayres
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Jazz It Up
Spotlights and audiences, glamour and
praise. Performing is much more than that.
Just ask those who know best - the
entertainers! Freshman or Senior, North or
South, nothing could matter less when the
lights are blinding your eyes and nerves have
overtaken your senses.
Charles Stinneford speaks for the others
when he says, "Performing is a way of
expressing yourself without feeling many
oftside pressures. It allows you to be yourself
and feel good about what you're doing."Atul
Shah adds that his involvement with the band
"has been more than worth the expense of time
Gruelling practice and long hours of
preparation are, Plain and simple, hard work,
But do these students mind? Of course not!! As
Debbie Strube puts it, "Even though Revies is
a lot of hard work, when you bring home a
sweepstakes trophy, it's worth it.', A true
performer can suffer months of getting ready
for that one big chance. When the applause
sounds or the award is received, they are repaid
for their efforts.
Soon after, they are revived from their
exhaustion and are ready to stan all over again.
Most would tell you it's work disguised as fun,
but we really know it's the other way
Laurie Boydstun comments that "cheer-
leading is a lot of hard work and takes up a lot
of time, but it's also a lot of fun!"
by Debbie Strube
Laurie Boydstyn - Cheerleading
Charles Stinneford - Drama and Speech
Atul Shah - Ram Band
Mindy Campbell and Leslie Lawless help fire up the
Fred Petersen and Carla Sorley practice their solos
for the infamous Hastings game.
Debbie Strube - Revelliers
Feature: Performers 119
Withstanding the heat, the flag corp insists on perfection. C. DuPlain photo
Revelliers in top formation at Fo1ey's Thanksgiving Day Parade. P. Kuffle photo
Who's the best in the land, Alief Elsik Marching Band. P. Dodge Trucks are "Ram Tough"! C. DuP1ain photo
120 Student Life
Alief on Parade
Everyone loves a parade and Elsik
students are no exception ! The Band,
Revelliers and Cheerleaders participated
in the Alief Autumn Festival parade.
The Alief Autumn Festival is an annual
celebration held every October to
announce the coming of Fall to Alief It
begins with the parade starting at
Chancellor Elementary and ends at the
Alief Athletic Complex.
Participants in the parade are various
drill teams, bands, cheerleaders, dance
companies, area merchants, congress-
men, radio station DJ,s, and area police
and fire department personnel.
The Festival itself takes place at Amity
Park, the permanent location of the
previous eight festivals.
At Amity Park you can enjoy the many
sights and sounds that go on all weekend,
such as a variety of foods, merchants
selling their wares and the
country-westem dance on Saturday night.
The Festival proves to be a big success
The Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade
is also an annual parade that the Revies
and Band perform in. The parade was
televised on Channel l l this year. This is
an Honor for Elsik, because in order to
perform in the parade one must be asked
by invitation only.
by Christy Mata
Cheerleaders chant before the parade. C. DuPlain photo
7 - f . g ll Fighting against the wind to do her best in the
Camera Shy Revies be ore the parade C Be photo Folefs Thanksglvmg Da Parade ls Karen
Bauer. P. Kuffle photo
Fast T imes' at Elsik 1gh
apathy: Senior feeling Hair'rendOuS Styles
18: the age of legality
later days: later on
A new awareness of physical fitness boomed
through the halls of Elsik. People began
jogging, exercising and working out in their
spare time. Of course, people had to dress for
the occasion - legwarmers, leotards, tights, and
sweats became everyday apparel. Of these fads
only legwarmers were wom to school because
of our AISD dress code, but off campus,
exercise clothes were the rage.
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Hair. The variety was there -
wavy, curly, straight, blonde, brun-
ette, red. Punker's hair ranged from
pink to purple to bright yellow and
always stuck up at least 2 inches.
Preppie hair was a bit more
The newest thing in hair.
A popular style.
infamous: badly famous
B.F.E.: far away tbooniesl
conservative - neat short, basic
colors. These were the extremes, and
most people fit somewhere in
between. Girl's hair usually ranged
from short to shoulder length and
was worn permed, curled, naturally
curly or sometimes just plain
straight. For guys, it was just below
the ears, but ranged from the "burr"
to shoulder length hair neatly
groomed. The mle for hair is: almost
A favorite fad was
buttons as shown by
Justus Taylor as he
modeled some of the
more popular ones.
f'New-Wavers" Cuddly creatures
New Wave music has made a big
splash at Elsik in the last couple of years.
ltjust this year became an influence on
the dress of Elsik's students. New
Wavers prided themselves on their
many unusual clothes and hairstyles
that made them unique. Cropped and
dyed hair became more "normal'l as the
year went by. They went for the more
casual look of jeans and decorated
t-shirts. Their accessories also set them
apart - buttons, safety pins, chains, and
bandanas just to name a few. And so a
new clique was formed.
News and blues
Several things happened this year
that made headlines in our newspapers.
The biggest event was the
"Extra-Strength Tylenol Tragedy". It
started in Chicago in the fall of '82 when
someone tampered with the capsules by
adding cyanide to them and then
placing the product back on the shelf
The results were devastating - seven
people lost their lives.
A recession plagued the country
creating unemployment and hard times
for everyone. President Reagan, who
was elected in 1980, cut back on various
social programs, including social
security and college funding.
The Equal Rights Amendment was
defeated in the second session of the
97th Congress - it failed to receive the
two-thirds vote it needed to pass.
Texas brought back capitol
punishment by having the first man to
be executed by lethal injection.
On a more positive note, Kathy
Whitmyer was swom in as Houston's
first female mayor.
it's been real: fun, but not real fun
New Wavers: non-violent punkers.
whipped: hooked on someone
Those adorable little creatures
that helped us escape into unreality
have become extremely popular.
Everywhere you looked there was an
E.T. shirt, a Garfield Poster or alittle
Smurf playing football or tennis.
E.T. is the Extra-Terrestrial being
who is so ugly that he's cute. Garfield
is the laziest cat. Smurfs are cute little
blue beings that bring happiness and
peace to the world.
Fads and Fashion 123
THE COST OF BEING A STUDENT
With our economy, the cost of basic necessities became more important to Students. Here is a light
sampling of Elsik's "Cost of Living."
Movies - 34.50
Rodeo - S4-8
Elsik football - S2-4
Astro's - 37.50
Oilers - 5511.00
Concerts - 510.75 - 20.00
Minimum wage - 53.35
SAT - 510.50
ACT - 559.50
Cliffs Notes - 531.95-2.25
Gas - 5.99 -1.20
Yearbook - S25
Newspaper - 25c .
Jeans: Lee, Levi's Wranglers, Jordache, Chic,
Calvin Klein - S20-40
Izods and Polos - 5822-36
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get real. said about something downnght stupid tem duds are: Beth
Gillam, Greg Car
leton, Laurie Boyd
work: necessary for entertainment funds Stun, and David
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and swimsuits were , a iitt' ii - -
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right, Ken DiCesare trrr. The TOY
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M. Abaya copy - C. DuPlain photos
MEETIN AND EATIN
The casual atmosphere of both Chilis and
Look Muffy Preppiesl
The neat look of the preppies abounded. Polos
grew in popularity. Oxfords, Argyles and
monograms all appeared at Elsik. Loafers, duck
shoes, top-siders are just some of the
distinguishing marks of the "Ivy-Leaguers
Always demonstrating the impeccable Preppie
look are: Irvin Dyer, Kristi Skinner, Keith
Patterson. Back: Kay Martz, Laurie Boydstun, and
TTFW: Too tacky for words
. . rf at Elsik blues
i f Army greens
It all began when the
Hoopsters started wearing
camouflage pants to pep
rallies. The Senior
Commandos adopted the
look for Powder Puff
ed many students'
wardrobes. Pictured is Gary
Neal wearing Army
Gatti s made these the perfect place for get-togethers.
Good pizza and large-screen TV at Gatti s and soft
tacos free drink refills and a wide variety of hamburgers
at Chili s made these joints our favorites for after
games and anytime on weekends.
BELGW THE KNEE
Fashion below the knee grew in
First decorated shoestrings
became the craze with everything
from unicorns to Elsik Rams to stars
and hearts. Then students grew
tired of plain white sox.
Brightly colored patterns and
designer sox became an integral part
Finally the variety of shoes made
a statement about current fashion.
For many girls, low patent leather
pumps with bows were a necessity.
Vans were popular for both sexes.
Female rockers could be seen in
low-heeled boots with rolled-up
were also popular
for guys and girls.
were expressed by
fashions below the
Fads 8: Fashions 125
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e bobs: active drama, band, choir members
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Everyone,s favorite subject is FOOD!!
No matter who they are, food is
important. "Del Taco," 'fMcDonald's,"
"Danver's," "Burger Kingf' "Pizza Hut,"
"Gatti's," "Wendy's:" you name it, we ate
it. That was our favorite motto. We loved
French fries, shakes, hamburger, pizza,
tubs of Coke, nachosg but most of all, we
loved desserts like apple pies, chocolate
chip cookie ice cream sandwiches, and
One of the students favorite fringe
benefits was those fun contest game cards,
they spent time scratching off the silver to
see if they won prizes while munching on
cold, greasy French fries.
The drive-thru was of prime im-
portance for getting food faster. We love
unchjn ' ut
mini-skirts and shorts to
the dismay of teachers and
administrators, and the
delight of male students.
These skirts came in
varied colors, pattems, and
textures: Black, red, and
hot pink were the favorites.
Many daring girls wore
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Polka dots also made a
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unior ring in the new year
"Worth waiting forln Jeff
"Traditional but expensive!"
is a mutual feeling shared by
many Juniors who purchased
their class rings. The rings were
ordered in September from the
Herff Jones Company and were
delivered shortly before the
The tradition of twisting and
turning rings was carried out
while students compaired their
rings to their friends.
The most popular style was
the traditional design ofthe ram
head on one side and the state
seal on the other. The most
common stone was the March -
aquamarine birth stone which is
The average cost of a girl's
ring was S135 and a boy's ring
was S 175. Despite the cost, over
370 rings were ordered, and all
were gratefully received.
by: Colleen Baker
"I can see myself!" says Kathie Lanigan with Cathy Malone as she tums a friends ring.
C. Duplain photo
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May the force be with you! - Juniors C. DuPlain photo
"It's hard to believe we are
almost seniors." Jill Willman
"I wanted it the day I ordered
it." Colleen Bridges
"Mine was too big, but over
all the quality was good?
Feature: Sr. Rings 127
Fellowship and good friends
Young Life is a nationwide Christian
Youth Organization which meets every
Wednesday night with sponsor Curtis sing songs, participate in skits, and share .
a place where Sophomores, Juniors and
Seniors can join together to meet friends,
Barfield and other leaders. Young Life is common beliefs about Jesus Christ. .
Senior Sandy Clark says, "It's some- Y
where you can go and have fun with
friendsf' Kim Rainey, Senior, states, .
"Young Life is the best thing that ever 3
happened to me. No one has to try to
impress anyone. You can be yourself and n
have fun doing it!" .
Many people who have never attended
Young Life consider it to be just a social S
event. However, when a person leaves Y
Young Life, they leave with feelings of
Curtis Bariield says, "We want YOU to
Life " C Bel
You Mean we have to sing twice? Atul Shah.
C. Bell photo
friendship, concern, love, and fellowship.
Senior Paula Daws comments, "I like
Young Life because you can always be
yourself It really makes me feel like a
Young Life is a place to go and be with
your friends and not be pressured. It is a
place to have fun!" - Launa Hurst,
by: Laurie Boydstun
Bill Gelsthorpe and Roland Romero help lead the songs. C. Bell photo
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Everyone likes to be honored and the
annual awards night does just that. On
May 9 in our theater 59 Senior National
Honor Society members received honor
collars and 133 students received awards
from various departments.
Every department gave several awards
to outstanding students. They ranged
from best Physical Science student to best
Advanced Placement Calculus student. It
was a special night for those honored and
their families. Their hard work paid off in
academics as well as in electives.
Congratulations to the nearly 200
students who were selected by their
teachers to be honored for high
achievement in school.
by Brena Baumann
eshman David Perez receives a math award from Ms. Watson.
Jeff Wilton receives an English award.
Chris Ayres receives a Drama award. C. Bell
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Every weekend we're faced with
the same problem: There's nothing
to do in Alief! Students do the
"usual', like going out to eat.
Favorite places of Elsik students
were "Gattis,,, 'fChilis',, "Frys',,
and the ever popular
"McDonalds,', and "Taco Bell".
Movies are usually a good source
of entertainment, but not many
people are willing to shell out S4. 50
per shot, therefore, the S2
midnight and matinee shows have
become increasingly popular.
For the more bold is the activity
of clubbing: a favorite activity of
many seniors. Clubs offer dancing
and major socializing. Most
popular with the 'fclubbersn were
Faces, Confettis, Z-Street,
Rockers, Fools Gold, and Wild
Wild West. For those unfortunate
souls who fail to meet the
requirement of f'proper', I.D.,
"Texas Breezea' and
"Rock-abiliesw offer teennight.
A new form of nightlife is the art
of nabbin which consists of placing
various articles of j unk in the yards
of others. The obj ect of Nabbing is
to see who can 'fnabi' the most
unusual item without getting
Still fairly popular are the old
standbys: Rocky Horror Picture
Show and video game rooms
By far, the most popular way to
spend the weekend in Alief is
Partying. Though not known for
much else, Alief is known for its
parties. You can be sure that every
Friday and Saturday night
"someone', will have a party and
"everyone', will be there! After the
parties end or are broken up by the
ever present cops of Alief students
make a beeline to
"Jack-In-The-Boxw, the most
"Another Tough Yearbook Assignment!" Ruthie Garcia, Christy Mata, and Terri Brockman.
"To our 'fan club', the sophomore girls." Kristi Skinner, Sandy Clark, and Shonda O'Brien. C.
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frequented hangout when there?
nowhere else to go. At Jack the
socializing can continue.
Though Alief is definitely no
one of the most exciting towns ir
Texas, Alief students have
compensated pretty well
creating their own fun!
Those Amazing Animals! Mike Johnson,
Mike Garrett, and Wayde Barksdale. C.
Best All Around Cowgirl, Kristi
"Frog-woman" Skinner aboard lighting,
the Wonder Burger. C. Bell photo
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Acting out '
The Talent Show, sponsored by
the Student Congress, was held on
February 17, 1983 with the
assistance of Neil St. Clair, Steve
Caporiccio, and numerous other
Many talented Elsik students
tried out for the show, but only
fifteen acts were chosen.
Senior participant Ruthie
The. Barber Shop quartet - George Harrison,
Chris Pappas, Frank Moore, and John Ross.
P. Kuffel photo
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Garcia states, "It was so much fun.
The whole show seemed really
professional. It allowed many
people from various organizations
around school to pool their talents
together to create a night of
She later added, "All in all, it was
a great experience?
Overall, the talent show proved
to be a big success. Many peopi
who attended it said that it wg
Elsikas best ever.
Senior Chris Hrubesh sums it
by saying, "Thanks to the inginuii
of Mr. St. Clair and tk
Outstanding talent that Elsi
possess, the Talent Show was
by Laurie Boydstul
One ringy dingy . . . Amy Pierce. P. Kuffel photo
Here You Come Again" sung by Karen Pollard. P. Kuffel photo
Red Rover, Red Rover . . . Encore Choir. P. Kuffel photo
Outstanding M.C.'s-Lisa Boulware and Chris
Ayers. P. Kuffel Photo
Lead singer for the group "Feedback" is
Robert O'Connor. P. Kuffel photo
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"Come fly with me through the friendly skies," says Valerie
"Hey big fella, wanna come straighten my curls?" asks Rus
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As the school year once again draws to a clo
upperclassmen as well as underclassmen look forward to o
of the most exciting activities our school has to offer - t
Freshman Slave Sale. Little do these poor innocent freshm
know what fun things the upperclassmen have in store 1
them. Anything goes from singing on tables at lunch to escapii
air raids in the halls, to pushing pennies across the floor wi
their cute little noses. Perhaps the greatest part of this gala eve:
is seeing the "garb,' that the freshmen are dressed in such 1
greased back hair, make-up Con guysj, diapers, and variof
other paraphenalia. Even though these freshmen may get a litt
embarrassed, in the end it's all worth it - they help their clal
make money for their Senior Prom and at the same time ha
a fun and certainly memorable experience. y
by Debbie Strub
"Do ya think Fm sexy?" asks Otto Pedersen.
hip and chain in action
newest fashions modeled by Kelly
nd Leslie Brooks
iaper commercial auditions - Danny
'ncade and Tom Libby.
"Going once, going twice, sold to the Senior in the
The Morton Salt Girl - Lana Brown.
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I sold the most cookies, exc aims
he freshman Girl Scout.
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"Move over Cheryl Tiegs, here comes the n
covergirlf' J on Hook.
hey got the boogie fever - Jodie Strickland and Michelle Shockrel. E35 falling, laughs Mildfed Morales and
The "Little Beige Corvette?" - Chris Tucker's pride'n joy.
The average family car-a Regal, otherwise known as Ruthie Garcia's
Demolition Dena Bell and her silver Camero!
someo Jay Stricklen's itty-bitty
HI love my truck!l', - Wayde Barkesda1e's mean, green machine. - ,
- Wayde and friends.
Mike Garrett s magnificent Mustang??
The best four-wheeling beach vehicle around! Karen Baurer's Laredo, Wayde
Barkesdale - model.
"Ono: ohhh!" - Armando Ojeda's sleek, black 1981 Camero.
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f ,, all I
Kelly Luman's "Love Machine???"
'6Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
They are status symbols and a means of recognition.
They express your personality and your style. Most of all,
they are necessities of high school life. What are "they,'?
Why, cars, ofcourse! Everyone either has one or wants one.
Here at Elsik, there is a wide variety of cars ranging from
your run-of-the-mill 'gbombn to your classy little "sporty
number." Whether you've got an old car or a new one,
remember: any wheels are better than none!
by Ruthie Garcia
Coming straight at you is Mike Dockins' ,82 Firebird.
The "Hoopstermobile" - Derek Dunaway and A1 Femandez
s Mazda Cosmo.
The Awesome Driving Machine?? - Dexter Webb with his
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"Who says yearbook editors don't have class?" Brena Bauman's ,65 Valient
Working for the Weekend.
I really don't think that's gonna tit. Penny Vezeos at the new Foley's. Photo C. DuPlain
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My first charge card, what do I do? Theresa
Drummond, Sears. photo C. Duplain
Twenty dollars for a coke sounds fair to me!! Dee Wanna chocolate chip cookie? Rae Ellen Rabe The one that got away. Justus Taylor, l
Dee Rocha. photo C. DuPlain and Mary San Miguel. Chocolate Chip Cookie Silver's. photo - C. Duplain
Company. photo C. DuPlain.
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"I can't, I gotta work',, has become
a familiar phrase among Elsik students.
For some, working is a necessity. The
money is needed to add extra income
to the familyls budget. Fortunately,
this is not the case for most of our
Most people find many ways to
spend their well-earned money.
Attending parties, dancing at clubs,
seeing a movie or simply shopping on
a Saturday afternoon can quickly drain
Most adults work 9 to 5, but students
work 5 to 9. The after-school or evening
shifts can be found at a variety of
places. Most are employed at retail
stores such as Eckerd Drugs, Target, or
Foley's. Grocery stores like Eagle and
Randall's also draw in students. Still
there are some that work in fast-food
restaurants or even a doctors oftice.
The minimum wageis 53.35 an hour,
with the average number of hours
worked being 17-20 hrs.
With school and other activities,
students manage to keep pretty busy.
Many feel it is a learning experience
and really enjoy their jobs.
The original Pizza Man. Art Menendez, Chuck
E. Cheese's. Photo C. DuPlain
"We get up early and we work all day. We
put a our time in cause we like to stay out all
"Workin ' 9 to 5 - Whata wa y to makea livin,
barely gettin ' by it 's all taken and no givin '. . .
drive you crazy if you let it."'
- Dolly Parton
"Work your fingers to the bone what do you
get? Boney fingers!"
- Hoyt Axton
'Take this job and shove it! I ain't workin
here no more. "
- Johnny Paycheck
by Colleen Baker
You .Wear what Sizefw Robert Molloy, Taking an Easter break. Fred Caldwell, Walgreens. Photo C. DuPlain
Stelzigs Western Wear. Photo C.
CLUBS for Everyone
Almost every interest or hobby is represented
in one of our clubs. From athletics to academics,
there's something for everyone.
If it,s writing you like, join the Literary Club
or the Rampage staff If you want to learn about
music, become a band or choir member. If math
and science are your best subjects, join the math,
sciene, computer science, or JETS club. If you
enjoy being involved in school, Student Congress
or National Honor Society is for you. If it's
performing you like, Revelliers or Drama and
Speech is perfect. Foreign Languages may
interest you, so don't just take the class, join the
club. And the list goes on.
Most of the clubs donlt have a restricted
membership like NHS or Ramblings staff
Usually anyone from any grade is welcome to
participate. Of course it does mean attending
meetings before and after school, but these can
be handled by most students if they aren't too
The activities depend on the club. The French
Club may dine at a fancy restaurant while the
Christian Student Union visits nursing homes.
Main events may travel downtown for a bit of
culture while the Math club hosts a tournament.
It really doesn't matter as long as the club has' a
cause to work for.
Whatever your interests are, you're bound to
find a club. But if you're really looking for a wild
and crazy club that doesn't mind being in debt
and causing a ruckus, get on the yearbook staff
and see how the school really runs.
by Brena Baumann
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CSU and Student Congress visit a nursing home. C. Bell photo
Cathy's MG with Student Congress members in the Parade. C. Bell
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Showing spirit by decorating her football boy's locker is Revie
Green. C. Duplain photo
NHS officers Jenny Salazar, Peter Kuffel, and Atul Shah at the
Induction for new members. C. Bell photo
The National Honor Society kept busy with a variety of
activities during the school year. The membership of N.H.S.
increased to an all time high of 129 members. At the beginning
ofthe year, members sold coupon books, which was the main
money-making project of the year. In addition to raising
money, members of N.H.S. participated in several service
projects for the school and community, such as: tutoring,
cookie donations to Big Brothers, substitute teaching at
middle schools, and carnation sales for Valentine's Day with
the Literary Club. The last and most successful service project
of the year was the blood drive in memory of Mrs. Debbie
Gaughn, a Hastings teacher.
by Helen Chang
eetings are so fun! Missi Steele and Terri Brockman. C.
The N.H.S. gang goes to the Charlie Club for the banquet. C.
New members are inducted into N.H.S. C. DuPlain photo
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sale. Richard Husseini. C
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epting her candle and N.H.S. card.
.ithie Garcia. C. DuPlain
"III am elected, I promise to . . ." - Tim Discussing banquet plans. - Atul Shah and
Culbertson. C. DuPlain photo Mrs. Wrotenbury. C. DuPlain
Cherishing their candles. - Yui Choc, Charles Stinneford, Neena Sinha. C. DuPlain photo
Student Council members have many activities serving
Elsik. They work to achieve better communication
between the administration and the students.
In addition the group promotes school spirit and unity
sponsoring many activities which are aimed at involving
all the students.
Another purpose of the congress is serving various
Spirit projects included the spirit chains and spirit days
where students dressed differently each day.
Also in March the annual talent show was held in
conjunction with the Drama department.
There was a change in the constitution in February, to
allow any student to earn their way into congress.
Officers were: Jennie Salazar, president, Neena Sinha,
vice-president, Patrick Regan, treasurer, Terri Morgan,
secretaryg and Julia Perry, parliamentarian.
by Angie Shoemaker
Marie Abaya and Pat Regan still active after a long day in
Pam Morille concentrating on the Student congress activities
Jennie Salazar Cpresidentj inducts new oFlicersgMr. Fairman looks on. Eat Regan and Kim Kao
us nde to Austin.
w sponsor Mr. F airman relaxes
Neena Sinha and Jennie Salazar show awards for a successful year.
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Elsik delegates at Texas Associaion of Student Councils Convention: S. Shah, K. Kao, M. Klasing, J . Kelly,
M. Spiller, P. Regan, L. Federwish, and Mr. Fairman.
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The Elsik French Club has had a very active year.
They have had.outs1de activities once each month
from the beginning of school to their banquet on May
Some of these activities included: picnics, ice
skating, volleyball tournaments, dinner at a French
restaurant, making crepes, and a French film.
Each project included some French culture and fun.
The sponsor, Mrs. Hogshead, feels that, 'fThe club
was formed to help students better understand the
French way of life, and we have accomplished this in
a fun atmosphere?
This year's officers were: Renee Bates, president,
Von Tran, vice-president, and Sheene Le,
Also elected were: Vu Tran, treasurer, Kelly Noang,
historian and Michelle Nguyen and Iren Barr,
Most of the members feel that the year has been
successful. Renee adds, "I just want to thank
everybody who helped in any way, towards making
this year a super one for our club."
by Renee Bates
"Madamoislles', listen to a
French Club members with sponsor Madame Hogshead.
Madame Hogshead and members discuss menu items from "Ari" Grenoui11e" restaurant for their
Cooking a provencial French
dinner is Jay Yun.
Club member Dan Nyguen
arte au pomme served by cook
"La Presidente" Renee Bates.
French Club treasurer Vu Tran.
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The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide
students with an opportunity to learn more about the
customs and culture of Spanish speaking people. They
participated in a soccer and tag football game in
October and had a Christmas banquet.
The officers for this club are: Brian Adkins,
president, Kim Adams, vice-president, Susan Witte,
Secretary, and Jill William, treasurer.
Sponsor Mrs. Mendel said "The Spanish club can
offer students with similar interests a chance to get
together socially. It also can serve to increase interest
in foreign languages in general."
Flowers for the teacher. Vince Cordova, Mrs. Mendel, Losa Kruse.
Spanish club members Mary San Miquel and Jay Meyer.
Latest in Spanish T-Shirts Fashion. Lora Hulsopple
"Scrabble in Espanol?" Mairim Simon, Doug Wilson, Chris Crotedu, Patrick Cope, Lora Hulsopple.
The purpose of the Latin Club is to promote the study of the
lassics. The year has been quite eventful. Last October they
articipated in the Foreign Languages Department picnic and in
December, they had a Roman banquet. They also participated in
me National Latin Exam which was held in February.
The results of the exam were: Christi Yang and Tushai Patel,
imma cum laude flstjg Marie Abaya, Patrick Corcoran and
melita Yasay, maxima cum laude C2ndJ.
Also winning were: Erica Change, Joel Parker, Yui Choe, Van
'ran, Murphy Klasing, Penny Vezos and Noel Orsak. The officers
Murphy Klasing, Yui Choe, Erica Chang and Noel Orsakg
magna cum laude.
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this club are, Ginny Hare, ceasarg Greg Welch, consul, Van Tran,
d Erica Chang, censorseg Murphy Klasing and Penny Vezos,
uestorsg Marie Abaya, historian aediles. Sponsor Mrs. Harris said
l feel that we've had a successful year and that next year will be
Patrick Corcoran, maxima
Tushar Patel and Christi Yang,
summa cum laude.
The purpose of the German Club is to be involved
s a group in the attendance of various German
ctivities. This year's events have been eating at the
chnapps Haus restaurant. They also participated in
volleyball against the other German clubs and
iktoberfest activities at Astroworld.
The outstanding students in German this year were:
fiichelle Williams Clst yearl, Janis Kelly 12nd yearj,
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ading of the Will. Jay Anderson, Katie Carlson, Kirk Evans, Karen
oves and Lisa Winter.
and Chuck Bratka 13rd yearl. The German play that
received the S'German Academy Awards" this year
was The Mzard of Oz performed by the first year
Sponsor Mrs. Whitlock said "It has been a good
opportunity for the student to get together outside of
a school setting and have the chance to use their
"Waiting anxiously for their scene to arrive!" Andrew Davis, Pam
Pearson, Sharmila Solanki, and Tracy Bums.
you can see
Each year students are given the opportunity to
submit art and literary works to be considered for
publication in the magazine, Voices. The Literary
Club provides an outlet for those talents that have
little chance to be recognized in the ordinary
To encourage participation, contests are held for
cover art, poetry, and short stories.
This year the winners were: Poetry - Eugenia
Algaze, Short Stories - Huong Ho, and Cover Art -
The staff has open membership with editors, Kyle
McCrea1y, Stephanie Zimmerman, and Richard
Hussenini, chosen by Julia Wrotenbery. She is also
the c1ub's consultant on literature submitted, and
Claire Hook is the advisor on art submitted.
Voices welcomes the entire student body to
participate and encourages all art and literature
When Mrs. Wrotenbery was asked about the goals
of the club she said, "We strive for qualityand broad
by Misty Bogle
Contest- winners, Igugenia Algaze and Huong Ho with Sponsor
Voices sponsor, Julia Wrotenbery.
C. Bell photo
Staff members Alice Cheng and Jocelyn Casiple work during an after school meeting. C. Bell photo
Looking over magazine entries, John
Grantham. C. Bell photo
Voices editor Kyle McCreary. C.
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The purpose ofthe Main Events club was to expose
Elsik students to the fine arts by making them
tccessible to them. The club has grown from a few
nembers to nearly seventy active members this
Jeff Montgomery states, "This club has grown
:onsiderably from last year, and its still growing. It's
:leasing to see more students interested in the
Jerforming Arts. Thats what gives the club it's
Some of the activities included, "Man of La
vIancha,', a musical at Theater Under the Stars, and
'A Prodigal Son in Ragtimev, which was performed
Jy the Houston Ballet. The club also attended several
dramas and comedies.
The Houston Ballet invited the Main Events club
to a free evening of ballet due to a grant they received
especially for high school students within the
Mrs. Hogshead, sponsor, comments, "Until now,
only H.I.S.D. has received all these tickets!"
Sponsor, Mr. St. Clair sums it up by saying, '6It is
gratfying to see young people interested in attending
and developing an enjoyment of live performances of
the fine arts. Not only is it an educational experience,
but it will provide them with an entertainment outlet
they can utilize their entire lives."
by Laurie Boydstun
The three .stooges - Sally Dipa-
supihl, Chris Ayers, and Lujean
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The Main Events club headed for another exciting performance.
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The future is at
Computer Club is learning about how computers
work and how to use them.
"Computer club gives a broader knowledge of the
real world of computersw, says sponsor Mrs.
This past year Computer Club members took field
trips to Superior Oil in downtown Houston, and went
to Bonnon and Moore to tour their computer
by Rhonda Brookshire
During computer club, Pamela Quach is putting information into the
Discussing computer is club president, Helen Chang and sponsor, Mrs.
Chad Ledger trying to figure out the computer.
Checking over the computer information, Don Quach
Math Club attends Math tournaments given by
:ther high schools and colleges in the Houston area.
gast year they attended tournaments at
iharpstown High School, Bellaire High School,
Jasadena, Lee College in Baytown, and the
Jniversity of Houston. They also gave a
ournament for the middle schools in Alief
This year they gave their first high school
ournament and invited other Math Clubs in the
-Iouston area. This was on February 12. Math Club
mfficers are Richard Husseini, Anna Kuo, Maria
Mathematical minds Swatti Shah and Ava Lan.
A little cheesecake from club
member David Hare. Maria Kuo, and Anna Kuo.
Kuo, Long Nguyen, and Lawrence Chang. Math
teacher Nancy Stephenson is the Math Club
by Nancy Stephenson
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Club member Richard Husseini verifies an answer for other club
Math Club sponsor Nancy Stephenson with ofiicers Richard Husseini, Long Nguyen, Lawrence Chang,
"Science Club's purpose is to encourage high school
students to pursue a career in the various fields of
science," says Alice Chang.
"Science Club is to make students more aware of their
world of sciencej, says Ronnie Parks.
This past year Elsik Science Club members have been
active with Monday morning meetings.
Officers are: Alice Chang, president, Jamey Childs,
vice-president, Ronnie Hazlewood, treasurer, and
Ronnie Parks historian.
These officers help plan things for the club to do. To
raise money they had bake sales. The club members
have gone on various field trips to Rice University,
Astro Hall, Baylor University and Burke Baker
by Rhonda Brookshire
Nonay Ordeniz and Joyce Casiole stop for a picture while resting.
Mr. Burns, Ms. Long, Ms. Silberman, Troy Lee, and Ms. Lee take a
Alice Chang enjoys a day at the Planetariun.
John Chen, Vu Tran and a friend smile for the camera.
unior engineers place fir t
The Junior Engineering Technological Society is a
lub designed to introduce or expose interested
tudents to the field of engineering. This year J .E.T.S.
vent to several competitions. Among them were the
Booker T. Washington tournament in which they won
n overall first place trophy, and the Texas A8LM
onference in College Station where several club
.E. . . officers Thao Nguyen, Alice Cheng, Ronnie Parks, and Mike Chow make plans for the next
members who attended the A8LM conference in College Station
Depak Bhatt, Long Nguyen, Richard Hussieni, Maria Kuo,
members participated in various events.
Club sponsors are John Ruff and Barbara Pohla.
Officers for 1982-83 were Ronnie Parks, president,
Thao Nguyen, vice president, Alice Cheng, secretary,
and Mike Chow, treasurer.
by Kim VonDerAu
Certificate winners Long Nguyen
and Depak Bhatt.
Club members Jeff Bryant, Eric Stamm, Richard Hussieni, Maria Kuo,
Depak Bhatt, and Long Nguyen, with their Booker T. Washington
True pride of Alief
The Revelliers had another successful year promoting
Elsik spirit. The Revies are a group of hard working,
determined girls who strive for athletic recognition.
Revelliers is more than just prancing around with a big
smile, its an experience which takes lots of time Cup to
20 hours per weekj, and extra effort to learn, perfect, and
perform two exciting dances each week.
This past year, the Revies participated in the creation
of Mighty Ram fever which included dancing at pep
rallies, football, and basketball games, decorating the
school, and the boy's lockers. They also sponsored the
successful Winter Wonderland Dance and marched in
Overall, the dedication is evident, and the Revelliers
agree that all the practice, discipline, and sometimes
total hysteria is worth it in the rewarding experiences
each year creates.
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Revies out for an
moon jog, "Only Time Will Telli' - Kristen Hanst
The Winter Wonderland Senior Court.
Smiles count-even at practice
The best in the land
The largest club at Elsik, the marching band, had
t very busy and rewarding year. Under the direction
rf J oe Williams and Terry Crummel, as well as drum
najors Atul Shah and Jennie Salazar, the band
eceived a superior rating at the LaMarque contest
.nd an excellent rating at the UIL contest held at Alief
itadum. Football season included morning pep
allies in the gym, practice during school, afternoon
narching practice in the parking lot, and evening
ames. Half-time proved to be quite an impressive
ight from the stands. The eye catching flags and rifle
orps added excitement
to the perfect formations
"I surrender!" U- Naomi
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The band shows its spirit at the Homecoming pep rally. C. DuPlain
excuted on the field. The marching band ended the
season with an awesome performance of their UIL
routine, "Somewhere over the Rainbowii which
concluded with the unfolding of a rainbow and the
releasing of balloons from behind it. The embarassed
Bear band stood in wonder as the crowd rose to its
feet for a standing ovation. The marching band's
success was made possible through each individual's
dedication and sacrifice. The reason for the effort is
summed up in drum major Atul Shah's words, nlts
fun and certainly worth the trouble."
by Brena Baumann and Terri Brockman
The drum majors - Atul Shah
and Jennie Salazar. C. DuPlain
A new band uniform? - Watch your step! C. DuPlain photo
David Ragsdale. C. DuPlain
Stage Band jazzes it up
The smallest band at Elsik was the Stage Band.
The twenty-eight members of the stage band were
the top players at Elsik. This non-traditional group
Ezlayed mainly jazz and rock music. A first division
ating at the UIL Solo and Ensemble proved their
outstanding ability and also that of director, Terry
Crummel. The Stage Band had an active year
laying for the Band Chili Supper, Talent Show,
ion's Club Queen Contest, and contests at Sam
ouston and San Jacinto. Kevin Allen and Marvin
Collette both agreed that Stage Band really helped
their playing abilities and they also enjoyed the
maller group and more "relaxed atmosphere?
by Brena Baumann
Practice makes perfect . Photo: C. DuPlain "Little Drummer Boy" - Mike Tisman. Photo: C. DuPlain
Performing at the Chili Instructing a student - Mr. Crummel. Photo: C. DuPlain
Supper. Photo: C. DuPlain
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Varsity Club for bo sg
girls stay with FCA
Boys Varsity Club was once known as the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes but they changed their club name and no
longer conducted meetings on the school premises. This was
because of a decision by the Supreme Court.
Sponsor and Treasurer Coach Fyke says, "We do not
intend to fight this situation. We are going to follow the
guidlines outlined by our administration, but I feel we can
continue to grow." The boys F.C.A. has proved itself
successful participating in projects such as a stadium
clean-up, selling consenssions at athletic events, and a car
Girls Fellowship of Christian Athletes made the decision
to keep their original name. 'tChanging the name is going
against what the club stands forf, says Mrs. Marti Hatfield.
The girls are no longer allowed to meet at school.
This year the girls F.C.A. has been successful in their bake
sales, a car wash, and a J og-A-Thon for the Heart
by Rhonda Brookshire
F.C.A. meeting at Mark Shindler's. P. Kuffel photo
Attending boys and girls F.C.A. meeting: Wendi, Tamiko, Ronnie, Mandy,
and J 0. P. Kuffel photo
Jogging for the Heart Association: Mrs. Hatfield, Michelle and
Janet. D. Adams photo
Just thinking it all over. P. Kuffel photo
Christian Student Union is a club that has been around Elsik for
five years. The purpose of this club is to have fellowship with other
Christians, have a bible study, and to serve the community.
Once a month CSU members visit local nursing homes. At
Christmas, CSU was joined by Student Congress for a sing-along and
refreshments at Bayou Glen Nursing Home.
"It is so reassuring to be with students whose lives are based on the
love of Jesusfisays sponsor Mrs. Lewis.
by Rhonda Brookshire
Sharing stories of their life experiences, Julie Bourcier and a resident
Visiting at Bayou Glen Nursing Home, Yui Choe talks with a resident.
Helen Chang chats wlth a new friend
Members share love of performanf
The Speech and Drama Club is a
combined organization that involves
students from both fields of study. Both
speech and drama share a love for
performance and hard work.
This year, Elsik has built a strong
chapter ofthe National Forensic League,
which is a national speech
Sponsor, Ms. Corolyn DeLecour
comments, "I am very excited about the
growth of the National Forensic League.
When a student is eligible for NFL
membership, it reflects a great deal of time
year at Elsik and he will be missed very
by Laurie Boydstun
and work. We started out with two '
members and now have eleven. With this
things ahead for Elsik Speech
Thespians is also a national organ- '
ization that recognizes talented and hard
working drama students. During the
spring, the beginning of Thespian
initiation began for new members.
Mr. Neil St. Clair also sponsors the
speech and drama club. This is his last
Speech Students ham it up. John Buery, Kris Steele, John Grantham, Brenda Ogle, Penni
The outstanding cast of "Trifles". Anne Beveroth, Lujean Kreisner, Chris Ayers, Charles Stinneford, and Chris Hrubesh. N. St. Clair
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Lujean Kreisner and Anne Beveroth. N. St. Clair
Elsik's very first mime troupe. N. St. Clair photo
Don,t stick that pencil up your nose!Chris Ayers, Chris Hrubesh, and Charles Stinneford.
N. St. Clair photo
The National Forensic League. Top - John Grantham, Penni Siemens, Chris Ayers, Ms. D., Kris Steele, Missy Brown.
Bottom - Brenda Ogle, Mona Shah, Paula Biddy, Andrea Sprute, and Tim Culbertson, G, Wright photo
Posing for the picture are John Grantham and
Penni Siemens. C. DeLecour photo
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It,s more than meets the eye
Deadline. This yearbook copy is due todayf'
"You know, all the writing in the yearbook?
"Oh, I just look at the pictures?
Yearbook staff is often seen as that fun and easy
class which lasts from August till May. Well, its fun,
but contrary to popular belief its not easy. In fact,
when deadlines roll around things get quite hectic.
Its more complicated than just getting pictures.
Copy, headlines, and captions also have to be
written to go with the layout.
To be on staff a sophomore, junior, or senior
must have sponsor approval. A student should
have a creative streak, some typing skills, and a
crazy sense of humor. Most of all, a staffer has to
by Brena Baumann
Clubs Section Editor Terri
Brockman. M. Provenzano
Editor Brena Baumann edits copy as staffers Debbie Strube and Chris
Ayres observe. C. DuPlain photo
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Vocational Section Editor
Marie Abaya. C. DuPlain
Sports and Ads: staffers Ruthie Garcia and Kim Blankenship. M.
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Diligently working on yearbook, even on
"Elsik on Parade" creator, Christy Mata. C. DuPlain photo weekends, is Student Life Editor Debbie
Strube. C. DuPlain photo
The Rampage is a monthly publication devoted to
bringing the student body relevant and interesting
When each issue was published Cthrough weeks of
tedious labor and a slight miracle from Godl it had
a certain look lacking from other school papers.
In mid-March, the hard work paid off as the
Rampage received three state awards. Editor Allan
Deluke won two second place awards for advertising
and reviewg and Ad. Editor Kevin Christadoro took
third place in advertising.
by Allan Deluke
Staffers Kevin Cristadoro, Craig Klasic, and Shana Greer in charge of
Covering the lighter side of life is Assistant . ...' . - E
Editor Jeff Wilton. f-"" ' ' R A a
Rampage Editor Allan Deluke directs and shapes newspaper
Either on the court or oftj Jolanda Jones was at home covering
Feature and News staffer
Ruthie Garcia. C. DuPlain
Heroes emerge from murky depths
From the cavernous depths of that enchanted
world, where magic is worked with alarming
frequency and souls are captured for eternity on film
Cie., the darkroomj come the saviors of the
journalistic world - the photographers.
These are the adventures of the photographers: to
explore new films, new papers, to seek out new clubs
and new organizations, to boldly go where no
spectator has gone before.
Braving ranting editors past deadline, fighting
rabid staff members, able to leap a zoom lens in a
single bound - all to secure the memories of the
by The Photographers
Editor's note: Our staff of heroes this year was made
up of Cathy Bell, head photographer, Chris DuPlaing
Peter Kuffelg LeeAnn McCoy, and Glenn Wright. We
are forever, humbly, in their debt.
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leader of the superheroes is Cathy Bell.
Kudos for excellence and dedication went to Chris DuPlain.
Enstheoulders, Peter Kuffel looks Special glasses give LeeAnn McCoy her secret powers.
The main purpose ofthe Art Club is to advance the
members' own knowledge. Students who are really
interested in the field of art and may possibly pursue
an art related career might be found in an art club
During the meetings they are allowed to do things
of their own interest and to experiment with new and
different kinds of art. For instance, the members work
with etched glass, stained glass, candles, silk screen
printings, and many other different varities of artistic
The students took a bus to the Renaissance Festival
The sponsors are Claire Hook, Rich Aber, Faye
Becker, and Nola Graham.
by Angie Shoemaker
Pittman, Daniel Schelch, Pat
Faces in the Halloween spirit.
Smiles from along day at the Renaissance Festival. Raymond Heinrich,
Jay Yun, and Ron Crisostomo.
Making new friends at the Renaissance Festival. Courtney Frazier
and Shelley Hopkins
Working hard at an art club meeting. Chison Choi
o trikes again t them
The Ram Rollers, Elsikis own bowling team, had
rnuch success and a lot of fun during the year.
Organization in January, with Jack Ashmore as
heir sponsor, brought with it weekly practices at
merald Bowling Lanes, and competition in area
In March, the Ram Rollers took to the lanes against
Xlief teachers. Some of the winners in that tourney
Ram Roller Bruce Adams talleys the scores.
only it had been more to the right!" says Shanna Poole.
were Debbie Strube, Atul Shah, and Bruce Adams.
Ram Roller boys went to State tournament in
Austin in April as part of the Alief area team which
placed fourth in competition.
Ram Roller president Carrie Smith said, "Even
though we got a late start, we ended up winning some
tournaments and having a lot of fun doing it!"
by Debbie Strube
President Carrie Smith waits for
Bruce Adams rolls another
Fred Petersen shows his form.
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of firsts for
The Elsik Choral Department really made a name for itself
this past year. Under the direction of its new sponsor, Molly
Ness, Elsik choirs kept very busy. All ofthe choirs combined
to participate in supporting the athletic teams, aiding in
drama productions, and singing in Fall, Christmas, and
Spring concerts, as well as Graduation. The Encore performed
the "Star Spangled Bannern at basketball games and sang at
many other school functions. Earlier in the year, choir had
many students make All-Region, All-District, and Area
choirs. In addition to this, the combined choirs earned First
Division ratings for solos and ensembles at the annual U.I.L.
competition. The Chorale set a landmark by eaming the first
plaque for a First Division rating in Sightreading, and ranking
'fExcellent,' in their performance. Another first for the Elsik
choirs was their combined efforts in the production of an
album of their best songs of the past year. With all of this
behind them, the Elsik choirs have a great deal to be proud
of and a lot to look forward to in the upcoming years.
by Debbie Wiener
"Don't Stop Believing' - Chorale. C. DuPlain photo
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Karen Pollard. C. D1
Mrs. Ness's humor keeps the Chorale smiling.
"You want us to sing what?!" - Mixed Choir. C. DuPlain photo
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Encore Choir sings "The National Anthem." C. DuPlain photo
for a king
1T1l2e chess club had a very successful year at
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With Ronnie Parks as a founder and president
and Jack Ashmore as a sponsor, the club
encouraged and developed critical thinking and
Elsik is full of talent and chess club brings some
of that talent out.
The club competes at St. Cyril every Saturday,
all day, which is four games. There are about
twenty high schools Cmostly privatel, and about
seven junior high schools whom the students
The students divide up into teams and those
teams compete against teams of other schools.
The chess club made it to the city finals in stiff
by Angie Shoemaker
Ronnie Parks and Parish Patel concentrate on a tough
Oliver Tse, Jocelyn Qasiple, Praney Patel, Ronnie Parks, and Paresh Patel are really proud to take part in
the chess club activities.
.I ack Ashmore, Qsponsorj and Ronnie Parks, Cfounder and presidentj.
is yet another way of displaying the mental superiority of Elsik" Quote
Joseph Protomartir playing ch
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The working world begins to have an emphasis on young
men and women during high school. Some students make
plans to attend college while others look for part-time jobs.
The students who do not plan on college may be interested
in a program called Vocational Education.
The Vocational Education system introduces students
to the working world in areas of securing jobs, managing
money, insurance, character development and safety.
Elsik's Vocational system is divided into two programs.
The Vocational Cooperative program fcofopj enables
students to attend school half a day and then go to work
in an occupation in which they can achieve their maximum
potential. Furthermore, students will gain a first hand
knowledge of their working field in which they can leam
job responsibilities and employer-employee relations. The
other part of the program is the Pre-Employment Labs.
These classes prepare students for entering Cooperative
Training and gives them basic background of the career
they choose. Students learn job-interview techniques,
consumer credit and buying.
Both of the Vocational programs are joined together
through Vocational Industrial Clubs of America CVICAJ.
Vocational leadership clubs give students an opportunity
to take part in the leadership and the decision-making
process. It also allows them to compete in area and state
vocational contests giving them a chance to see the value
of competition and excellence as well as to meet many
students from other areas of the state.
Throughout the next several pages, one will be able to
take a closer look into the exciting and productive world
of Vocational education.
by .L Rengert
In Auto Mechanics class, Jim Pittman works vsnth a drill
In Drafting, Robert Huber poses for our camera.
Hard at work, Tim Wallace concentrates in drafting. C. Bell
A Finish exchange student, Vesa Tvry,
works in Auto Mechanics.
Deca students Marlene Keener and Adele McGauhy.
Distributive Education is a cooperative class
which involves the fields of retailing, wholesaling,
and service selling occupations. DE allows a
student to gain instruction on a certain job through
the classroom and on the job.
"Because the job market is so tough, many jobs
require people with experience," said Mrs. Fuchs,
DE teacher. "The Alief area is hiring people with
some experience. If one doesn't have any
experience, its hard to get a good job. That's why
DE can be an advantage to students."
While in Distributive Education a student will
have an opportunity to learn advertising,
salesmanship, job interview procedures, econ-
omics, and a wide range of individualized topics.
DE presents training in certain fields such as
advertising, fashion sales, gift sales, food store
operation, music store operation and auto parts
sales and services to name a few.
"I think our programs are necessary with todayis
economy. It gives students a chance to make
contacts and references. Students also have
scholarship opportunitiesj, said Mrs. Fuchs.
DE also offers activities in DECA fDistributive
Education Clubs of Americaj. DECA sponsors
student trips and activities. It also sponsors the
DECA school store which is run by students
involved with the program.
'fl believe DE is for everyone. Even students who
plan to attend college should take DE if they are
Ken Bitz disguises himself as Santa Claus.
Ann Rangel, Micheline Morse, and Marlene Keener serve food at
the Teachers Tea.
Jane Lee hugs Santa.
interested in one of our fields. It allows the
to get experience and hands-on training to see
they really like the career of their choicef' said Mrs.
For the student who is interested in marketir
and sales, Distiibutive Education is the way 1
Taking time for lunch are some food services students.
i Food services students enjoy their own cooking.
Experience in cafe
The Food Services program is designed to
+rovide technical instruction and practical
.xperience to prepare to enter employment in these
tccupations. The school provides a well-equipped
ab that is designed to simulate work situations
omparable to successful business establishments.
This year food services has had many activities.
They prepared dinner for the Friends of Special
ducation and a luncheon for the Vocational
dvisoiy Committee. They attended an advisory
ouncil for student service. They also prepared a
Elculty luncheon and tea. At Halloween,
hanksgiving, and Christmas, they held bake
Burger Shack workers take a lunch break.
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More than cooking and cleaning
The homemaking department is the only part ofthe
vocational program that is not geared toward
employment. The goals of these classes are to aid the
students in fulfilling their personal, family, and
community life. The courses offered are
Homemaking I, II, III, Home and Family Living, and
Child Development. Emphasis is placed on
homemaking in families today and in establishing
The Club associated with Vocational Home-Ec is
Future Homemakers of America.
In HECE students attend school and work. Along
with job skills, leadership training is also taught.
FHA-HERO fHome-Ec Related Occupationsj Club
is the uniting organization. Jobs are held in child care
centers, restaurants, clothing and fabric stores,
florists, hotels, and hospitals.
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FHA-HERO members: Top-Yolanda Blount, L'Sandra LaPread,
Renee Kelly, Dana Robinson, Phyllis Watson CSponsorJ. Bottom -
Carrie Smith fPresiden0, Anjali Mather fVice-Presidentj, Wynette
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fVice-Presidentl, Joe Rosa CPresidentjg sitting: Nanci Mashburn,
Yvonne Reyna fTreasurerJ, Gloria Chavez, Sandy Meyer, Toddq
During class, Lori Watt works on her Home-Ec semester
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Vocational Drafting is a two year program for
students in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.
The class meets at Hastings for two periods a
"I certainly enjoy the program. A lot of the
students from Elsik put forth good efforts," said Mr.
Martin, the vocational drafting teacher.
The program is designed for the student who
knows nothing about drafting. The first 12 weeks is
spent with fundamentals such as, lettering,
dimensioning, etc.. Then the student progresses to
general drafting of stairs, foundations and detail
structural steel drawings.
"Most students who take our first year of drafting
come back for the second year. I believe that
indicates somewhat of how the course is enjoyedj,
said Mr. Martin.
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Drafters are supplied with good equipment.
Second year students do more detailed drafting.
They specialize in pipe drafting and learn to calculate
fabrication drawings. Students are supplied with
tools, equipment, and materials comparable to those
used in the drafting industry.
"Since the economy is not good right now, if a
student goes through vocational drafting, he! she will
have a better chance at a job in that field. And the
jobs they will obtain often pay very good money,"
said Mr. Martin.
The vocational drafting course is exciting in itselfi
but special items of interest are field trips studying
industry, cooperation with their vocational classes,
and a youth leadership group.
If students are interested in drafting and look into
this course, they will be taking the right angles to start
them in a more rewarding and enjoyable career.
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Elsik VICA students with their teacher, Mrs. Hinze.
Students have their own "library" with magazines on their favorite
Steve Brezik serves customers at Char1ie's Hi-Lo Automotive.
Jim Ingram and his gavel
maintain order in ICT.
Students use the right equipment when working in their field.
For the industrious student
The industrial side of vocation is Industrial
Cooperative Training. It is a schoolfwork program
designed to provide the know-how and skills needed
by high school students for entry into industrial
occupations. "Employers like ICT students. They
have a better chance at obtaining a job than other
people because they already have experience in a
choosen field," said Mrs. Hinze, ICT instructor.
A student interested in ICT needs to be 16 years
old and at least a junior in high school before he can
join the program. Students go to school for 4 periods.
Part of the school day is spent in academic classes
while one period a day is spent in ICT with the
coordinator. "It's a neat program. It lets juniors and
seniors collect valuable experience while in high
school," said Mrs. Hinze.
Students are supervised by trained, experienced
employees in such areas as, Auto Repair, Sheet Metal
Occupation, Television Repairman, Baker,
Carpenter and Painter to name a few.
"It's good to take ICT now if interested. It will help
the student work hisfher way through collegej' said
Mrs. Hinze. Students who plan on entering a work
field related to Industry should check into ICT and
its advantages. For the experience and skill, one can't
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In woodshop, Jeff Cole finishes rough
C. Bell photo
During Mr. Daniells class, Kelly Hiatt builds a wooden shelf C. Bell
While in machine woodworking, Ron Lambert wears safety goggles.
G. Wright photo
Working on her new drafting project, Jennifer West checks the
measures. P. Kuffel photo
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Another part of the vocational program is the
Industrial Arts classes. These pre-vocational
classes are offered to 9-12 grade students. They are
designed to give an introduction to a certain field
for interested students or preparation for those who
wish to pursue a career in this field. In the Drafting
section general, machine, architectural, technical,
and descriptive drafting are offered. General and
Machine metal-working are offered for students
who like to work with metals. The same areas are
also offered in Wood-working.
The newly-formed Industrial Arts Club has
fifty-eight members. It is associated with the state
and national clubs. It is very active and in April
went to Regional competition. These competitions
involved taking drafting projects to be judged and
taking written test.
While in woods, Jerry Hayes and Sam Boley
discuss ideas about their projects. C. Bell
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Mairim participates in OEA
OEA students Dianne Hoffpauir, Lisa Patranella, J elisa Young, and
Parents join students at OEA banquet r Ellen Bush
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OEA students Theresa Smith, Denise Anderson, and Julie Blades support National Secretaries
QE- orking 9 to 5?
VOE is the Vocational Office Education division
of vocation. It is for junior and senior students who
are interested in the business field and its skills.
Students obtain on-the-job training as well as lab
"I believe VOE is very useful to students
interested. It is helpful to the college bound student
as well as non-college bound studentj' said Mairim
Simon. OEA is the vocational club associated with
VOE. Mairim is an Elsik student who is president
of this club and very active in it as well as VOE. "I
learn useful skills that will be of use to me in college
and after college also,', said Mairim.
The first phase of VCE is a laboratory course.
Juniors and Seniors who are interested in business
and want to prepare for employment in office
occupations begin here. They learn the basic
operations such as, typing, working with
calculators, operating dictating machines and other
office equipment." VOE utilizes all the basic skills
acquired from previous classes such as, Shorthand,
Accounting, Typing, etc.,', said Mrs. Thomlinson,
The second phase of VOE allows senior students
to attend school half a day and go to work on an
actual job location the rest ofthe day. Students are
employed by approved businesses who pay them
a wage and train them in certain areas. "The student
has the chance to try an office position that I place
them in to see if they enjoy it. The business that they
work at and I help the students with any problems,"
said Mrs. Thomlinson.
"I believe the class is very good and worthwhile
for students interested in office occupationsj' said
Mrs. Thomlinson. Students may study such careers
as: Bookkeeping, Clerical Occupations, Cashiers,
Secretaries, Receptionists, Typists, and other jobs
that make VOE an exciting and enjoyable class.
Elsik OEA competitors Kim Patterson, Denise Anderson, and teacher Mrs. Thomlinson.
Elsik in hicago
DEA students go to ationals
OEA and VOE held a nationwide contest in
Chicago, Illinois this year. Kim Patterson and Denise
Anderson are two talented Elsik students who were
skillful enough to try out in this contest.
"I had to first compete in Area Competition in
which I placed first out of approx. 50 schools. That
led me to State competition in San Antonio. The first
and second place winners got to go on to Nationals
in Chicagoj' said Kim.
Kim went to contest for typing. "I placed first in
area competition, second in state - as far as Nationals
gges, well . . . at least I had fun on the tripj, said
Denise Anderson was elected Area President
fwhich is president over 50 high schools surrounding
Houstonj. One of her responsibilities was to attend
the State and National contests. "The trip was
worthwhile because I was able to see and meet other
people involved in programs like VOE and OEA
Both students enjoyed the trip and had a ve
interesting time. "We had a blast. We all got to s
'famous' places. sites and shops!,' said Kim.
When asked if they enj oy VOE and OEA, Ki
replied, "Yes. It is not only a learning experience b
a challenge. Everything we learn will apply to our jo
in the future."
"I wasn't one to be outgoing. I was always shy, b
VOE changed that . It is an important part of my lif
It has helped me develop leadership ability which
valuablej' said Denise.
Kim and Denise are two talented young student
VOE and OEA has helped to change and impro
their lives. They are fine examples of Office Educatio
and a credit to the Elsik Vocational Program.
by Jeff Renge
Student Mike Lindley practices welding.
General Mechanical Repair is the vocational
class that deals with machines. They range from
lawnmowers to automobiles. Nevertheless, they all
have engines which is the study of the course.
"I enjoy working with engines. Fixing
lawnmowers and cars is a good way to spend the
afternoon," said Mike Lindley, Elsik student.
GMR provides the students the opportunity to
acquire a vocational skill in mechanics.
Students can move up through GMR which can
help them with employment to jobs in this area.
"It's educational. I learn new things all the time,
said Jerry Pitt, Elsik student. GMR is held at
Hastings but Elsik students still obtain full use of
all equipment and get the same advantage as
"It's fun. I enjoy working with cars. It's a great
way to spend part of my school day,', said John
Jewett, who is also from Elsik. For those who are
interested in mechanical repair, GMR is the road
to travel because of its vast area of education and
general good times.
Students learn how to repair automotive, motorcycle, and lawn mower
Automotive repair is a major career in GMR.
At the greenhouse, a student cares for some flowers.
The Horticulture program, taught by Pablo
Martin at Hastings, is a part of Vocational
education for the Handicapped.
The main objectives of this program are to
acquaint students with basic techniques an
knowledge associated with Horticulture and 1
present related job opportunities. In the cour:
students learn about plant growth an
development, sexual and asexual propagation,
soils, fertilizers and insect control.
. - - ' ' 'ID " '
a Spring. C. Ben photo Ilallgtlgg class, Phl eSha1s change
Preparing for an automotive
Automotive Mechanics is another course offered
in the Vocational area. Auto mechanics is an
elective for students who plan to seek employment
in automotive trades and related areas. The course
is offered in a modem, well-equipped shop. The
shop is designed to meet actual industry standards
in order to provide the student with realistic
training. The student attends this shop class for two
consecutive school periods daily.
Students are assigned work individually, in small
groups, or in teams, and progress systematically
through all units ofthe course. The course provides
learning activities which enable students to
discover their own aptitude, and interest skills that
are useful in the automotive trades and
Instruction and practice is provided in shop
safety, theory of internal combustion engines, use
of hand tools, the electrical system,
trouble-shooting and repair of engine, tune-up,
brake application, operating principles of power
train and front end suspension.
In automotive mechanics II, skills are taught on
a higher level and students may decide to
specialize in a particular area. Special emphasis is
placed upon business ethics, development of
personal traits and attitudes, and
by Marie Abaya
s the shocks on a car. C. DuPlain
Before beginning work Viking Sjovall and Mr. Simmons fix an auto
lamp. C. Bell photo
Auto Mechanics 191
f i M
Precise workmanship is always followed.
Brick-laying student helps form a house.
Students learn how to build an actual house.
A career that grows
For students interested in the construction
industry or related areas, Building Trades is the
class to take. "With the high unemployment rate,
students need as much experience as they can get
before they get out of high school,', said Larry
Breazeale, building trades instructor.
Each student spends two class periods involved
with building trades and the remaining periods per
day in two other high school courses needed for
Training is provided through lab experiences and
other closely related school activities. Students
learn how to establish a building site, pour concrete
foundation, framing structure, sheetrocking,
painting and other related jobs.
"We're making an effort to serve all levels of
youngsters for gainful employment when they leave
high school," said Lott Brooks, Vocational
Director, "And some of our programs are unique.
For example, our students have the chance to build
a house from the ground up."
Students who are interested in entering the
Building Trades class should have a general
knowledge of math, electricity and
For the student who is serious about the
construction industry, Building Trades can take
them a long way. 'Tve personally talked to unions
in Houston who say they will give students credit
for high school programsfsaid Breazeale.
Building Trades is a good program to enter for
students interested. It can be a great advantage in
the future and it will take you a long way in the
At the age of 16, Jim Ingram has more
:sponsibility placed upon him than most
ther students. He is a junior who is
ivolved in Elsik's Vocational program.
"It's not exciting, but it ain't dull," Jim
tid. "I don't plan on going to college so
iis program gives me a chance to enter
me working world earlyf'
Vocational classes are aimed mainly
award this purpose of starting a
isponsible job early. Jim attends school
r half a day and then goes to work at Sam
hite Oldsmobile as a mechanic.
j "It's great getting out earlyf' exclaimed
m. The vocational program consists of
o classes. The Pre-Employment Lab is
signed to give students a background in
Vrtain fields by learning through school
:tivities and laboratory experiences.
The other class open to students is
o-Operative Training. This enables
'udents to actually go to a working
,cation and earn money. Students who
'e interested in Vocational Education
n study in the fields oi Building Trades,
echanical Work, Health Occupations,
,d Home Economics to name a few.
"Vocation is not for everyonef, said
m. 'fltis for those who don't plan on
Ding to college, but want to start their
lture early and are willing to take it
:riously. The vocational class at Elsik has
orked well for me. It gives me a chance
v learn about something I really enjoy
Joe Rosa, another student who attends
lsik High School, is also involved in the
ocational Program. Joe attends school
ntil the end of fourth period and then
ues to the family owned restaurant to
ork the rest of the day.
"I work at my father's business, LaRosa
ying Pizza and Italian Restaurant, and
ve a great time. It can get frustrating at
es, but overall there aren't any
oblems and I love my work," said Joe.
fhen asked what it was like working in
family restaurant, Joe replied, "It's alot
sier working with family members than
yone else. We all get along and enjoy
Joe's dream is to own his own
:staurant after high school. One might
consider that working after school in a
vocational program can effect grades and
homework, but according to Joe, "My
grades havenlt suffered a bit. I still have
time to do homework."
Joe enjoys going to work and getting out
of school early because it gives him more
Joe Rosa serves with a smile. C. Duplain photo
time to learn what he wants to leam. "I
think the vocational class is a great idea.
It's for people, like myself who don't plan
on going to college but want to get a good
trade in their hands early in lifef'
by: Jeff Rengert
Joe and a LaRosa flying pizza. C. Duplain photo
The "hands-on" world of Jim Ingram. C. Duplain photo
Feature: Vocations 193
You meet a new friend the first day of the Semester.
Casually you ask a few general questions: What,s your
name? What are your classes? What grade are you in? The
latter is the most important.
Usually its easy to tell what grade someone is in by
certain characteristics. For example, Freshman donat come
any taller than 5'. Their growth stops in eighth grade only
to make an extreme come back the summer before they are
Sophomores. These "miny high schoolersl' get along pretty
well unless they buy elevator passes or insult Seniors.
Sophomores gain some self-confidence because they
have successfully made the transition to high school. Now
its time for them to throw away their map and become
involved. At least now they have a class beneath them to
Juniors are a totally different story. This is when they
begin to acquire, along with a class ring, the arrogance and
apathy that it takes to be a Senior. Powder Puff is their first
chance to prove just how tough they are. Hang in there
Juniors, its not that much longer till you're the superior
by: Brena Baumann
Ahadi, Dee Onda
84'ers filling till
The Juniors have done many
fundraising projects throughout their
high school years. During their Freshman
and Sophomore years, they had two
major sales: the Freshman Slave Sale and
the class t-shirt sale.
As of J anuary 25, 1983, the Juniors had
raised a total of 51,207.55 They were a
tremendous help during the football
season. Such money raising projects
were: stadium clean-up, program sales,
and concession stand. These three
projects have been the most help in
raising the needed money for their Senior
Other sales consisted of the Bake sale
and Car Wash. Powder-Puff was also a
major money making event. These
projects increased the Junior class
account to a total of S3,346.l4.
During late April-early May, the
Juniors picked up donut sales from the
Senior class. Juniors should be looking
forward to a hard working year in order
gr raise enough money for their Senior
by Ericka Hoss
"Scrub a dub dub'
J unlors 197
Junior gold rush
The new ,84 gold rush has come
to Elsik. The long awaited senior
rings have finally arrived, but
studentswerenotas pleasedas they
were last year with the outcome.
"The school didn't give you a
variety of rings. I wanted
something different from
everyone else,', said Kay Martz.
Since the price of gold keeps
steadily increasing year after year,
the selection of rings decreases.
Juniors have turned toward the
unique style that jewelry stores
offer instead of school tradition.
"The school rings looked just
like the guys, only in a smaller
version. I wanted something more
feminine. I got something I liked
better for the same price the school
offered, "said Laura Fernandez.
Despite the cost and lack of
selection, 370.senior rings were
bought by Juniors.
by: Ericka Hoss
J unlors 199
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Turnbow, Laura Lea
Wessinger, Laura Lee
J unlors 201
pa s off
Classes with football coaches are
usually known as "blow-offs', but
Driver's Ed is the exception to the rule.
For most sophomores, Driver's Ed is a
class that is looked forward to and is
usually never forgotten.
Diane King said, "I messed around a lot
in the class and we had a good time. The
work was long and boring, but I guess it
"The only part I didn't like was looking
for the newspaper articlesj, said Chris
Leslie Lawless said, "It was alot of
work, but it all payed off when I got my
The class is alot of work, but the coaches
add the laughs and j okes and their football
stories keep you going from day to day.
One sophomore added, "Without the
coaches, I would never have made it
through Driver's Ed, They made it
fun? by Misty Bogle
385 on a roll!
As of J anuary 21, 1983, the sophomore
class, consisting of 673 students, had
reached an amount of 35,675.85 in their
class account. "Mrs. Goldman and I are
very pleased with the amount of money
our class has raised," said S. Heintschel,
Making a profit ofSl,952.75 in 81-82,
the class of ,85's freshman sale was the
most successful in Elsik's history.
In '82-'83, sophomores sold pro and
college tankards as well as the traditional
Ram mugs. This project added 53,571.62
to the account, and the Christmas
camation sale grossed 315150.
During the class of 85's Junior year,
they'll handle the program sale at the
Powder-Puff game and at least one other
money making project. The Senior year of
'8 5 includes a project, donut sales, and the
Powder-Puff profits. The way things are
going, sophomores should be looking
forward to an excellent prom!
by Misty Bogle
Spirited Sophs at pep rally
C. Duplain photo
The Sophomore Slump
Rodney Dangerfield's famous
quote: "I donit get no respectlv
could probably define the exact
feelings of a sophomore.
It gets kind of tough when you do
something to make a total fool out
of yourself and you canit use the
excuse HI didnit know because lim
a Freshman," or a J unior's favorite
reply, I'm almost there," or the
most common alibi, "Hey! Leave
me alone, Pm a Senior!
Starting Algebra and cutting on
frogs in Biology can get
Some sophomores think it's an
endless battle. Lynn Hahn said,
f'Sometimes I feel like 1,11 never
make it out of high school? And
Sue Simmons said, 6'Will I ever be
So donit feel like the Lone
Ranger. If you're going through the
"Sophomore slump," remember,
at least you're not a Freshman.
by Misty Bogle
Robin Williams tries to make it
through another day.
St. Laurent, Alison
Stone, Carissa !
Sturm, Lisa 1
O O UO
Will David drive his porsche off of
Dead Man's Curve because of Tarals
affair with Brock? Or, will Tara proclaim
her love for David and admit she was
being blackmailed by Lefty, the Mob
hitman? Tune in tomorrow for another
dramatic episode of "The Young and the
Soaps used to be the shows for
housewives, but now they've hit the big
time with Elsik girls. Have you ever
wondered why so many of your friends
watch soap operas?
"Because the men are so finej, said
Julie Poole, junior. Rhonda Brekke,
junior, said, "1 watch them because my
Mom does." Angie Nagy, junior, said,
'Tm addicted to 'emli' And an
anonymous senior added, 'LI love to hate
These Elsik fans all miss their soaps
because of school and they feel the hardest
part is keeping up with them. Some girls
resort to Soap Mags, pestering mothers, or
even video-taping their favorites!
But one thing is for certain: watching
soap operas can be compared to eating
rufflesg once you start, you can't stop!
by Misty Bogle
and Ericka Hoss
F arney, Lisa
he New ave
The new wave has come to Elsik!
Freshmen are being washed in
from every Junior High and some
from other parts of the city, state,
At the beginning of every school
year there are always new faces in
the crowd, but distinguishing the
new faces and the new Freshmen is
quite easily done, you just have to
look for shaky knees and eyes filled
Freshmen will always be as-
sociated with apprehension and
terrifying experiences. But soon
the new Freshmen will be middle
class Sophomores and the scarey
experiences in High School will be
replaced by the hum drum life of
being in 10th grade.
One day though, all their dreams
will come true because then they
will have reached the coveted place
of an Upper Classman!
b y Beth Gillam
Freshmen 21 1
30 Spirit Stick b '86
The Freshman class started the
year off with a "Bang"! They came
to the pep rallies full of spirit and
confidence in the Rams. The
enthusiasm they showed was so
apparent that they won the Spirit
Stick several times.
When asked how they felt about
the pep rallies some replies were:
Ty Selcer, Hlnteresting, like
nothing I've ever seen beforeln
"The band was great and the
cheerleaders put on a good show!',
said George Fernandez. Kevin
Reaganis reply was, "Thrills-ville
by Beth Gillam
J asek, John
J avaid, Usman
J essen, Janet
J urach, Aleisa
Nguyen, T o-Vinh
rip to the top
Tim Culbertson, a Junior at
Elsik High School, was selected to
go to Washington, D.C. March
5-12 to represent the Junior class.
Tim wrote two essays on why he
wanted to go to the nation's
The essays were judged by the
Government and History teachers
at Elsik. When asked why he
wanted to go, Tim replied, 'GI
thought it would be interesting to
meet the people. It would be more
of a first hand experience."
The essay contest is an event that
takes place every year. The winner
receives an all-expense paid trip to
Washington, D.C. from Re-
presentative Bill Archer. While in
Washington, the winner gets to
speak to the Vice President and
acting members of the Pentagon.
"I feel it is an honor to be chosen
to goin said Tim.
by Ericka Hoss
Tim wins essay contest.
St. John, Jennifer
Turner, Carol M.
An Active Staff
The teachers of our school not only provide
a constant supply of homework, but leadership
as well. Our faculty teaches citizenship as well
as Algebra and history. The student body is
fortunate not only for an excellent teaching
staff but also for an involved staff Many
sponsor and support various clubs, sports, and
school activities. This keeps many teachers
busy with more than school work, but its
certainly appreciated by the students.
A revolutionary way of teaching in Alief is
AIM or Alief Instructional Model. This
teaching program adopted by AISD has been
taught to our teachers through a series of
workshops. Their concm for the students is
evident by the constant improving and
sharping of teaching skills.
by Brena Baumann
English teacher and Literary Club sponsor, Mrs. Julia
Ruler of our theater is drama instructor Mr. St. Clair. C. Bell Dhoto
Caroling at Christmas are the history teachers. C. Bell photo
One teacher who's not out to lunch
Anyone who is invited to his
house is overcome with almost
sheer disbelief at what they are
seeing. When he told the Drama
Club that he collects lunch boxes
he wasn't kidding.
Mr. Neil St. Clair has well over
200 different lunch boxes from all
over America and even one from
China. In addition to collecting
lunch boxes he also collects science
fiction novels, plays, records,
bubble gum cards, and all sorts of
Mr. St. Clair has been acting
professionally since 1975 and has
done several touring company
productions. It was in fact during
Mr. St. Clair shows his collection to a friend.
Special Ed. Aide
Special Ed. Aide
a touring productions c
"Godspell" Ca show he has don
over 100 timesj that he met hi
He has a B.A. in theatre arts
B.M. in voice and a MFA iz
directing. Since moving to Hous
ton from Virginia, he has beco
affiliated with the Universitynii
Houston Mime Troupe, th
Houston Shakespeare Festival ani
the Houston Grand Opera.
After such successful product
tions as "Two by Twon, "Ono
Upon a Mattress", '6The Doctor iz
Spite of Himself ', "Story Theater
and most recently "Trifles,,, M1
St. Clair says, "I feel much of th
success of these shows is due to th
the talent and dedication of m
by Chris Ayres
iams it up
Everyone knows that teacher Mr.
aporiccio, can be quite a character in
he classroom, but few know that he
lays characters outside the class room.
e has been acting regularly since 1976
asically as a hobby.
After meeting some friends ofa small
group he auditioned for their
play. Since then he has had two
roles and several minor leads.
been with Gilbert and Sullivan for
years in '6H.M.S. Pinafore" and
of Penzance". He was also in
under the Stars presentations of
"Fiddler on the Roof',
with the Wind", and "Music
Mr. Cap, as his students call him,
thoroughly enjoys acting.
"Acting provides a good outlet for my
bottled up energy. It also fulllills my need
to be a ham." After all, "All teachers are
actors at heart," he adds.
Mr. Caporiccio likes dramatic roles
the best because they are "something you
sink your teeth into". "That type of role
provides an actor with the easiest
opportunity to display his most talent,"
Besides acting, Mr. Cap stays busy
building model ships and keeping his dog
Groucho out of mischief
by Shana Greer
Mr. Cap as
Hartiiel, J errell
"Jake Lana" in "
Night of the
St. Clair, Neil
Frankly, Miss Scarlet, I don't give a pflbth!
A different so
of teacheris pe
Like most people, Biology teacher Rick
Grossman likes animals. Not just cats and
dogs but snakes and tarantulas, too.
He first became interested in snakes when
he worked at the Philadelphia Museum of
Natural History. So three years ago he
bought a newbom boa constrictor and
named her Miss Scarlet because of the red
color of her tail.
At the time, Miss Scarlet was about as big
around as a pencil and not too much longer,
but, with her monthly diet of one rat, she has
now grown to a length of three and a half
When Mr. Grossman moved to Texas,
Miss Scarlet was transported in a pillow case.
Needless to say, she received a lot of
attention from the other passengers on the
Why a boa constrictor as a pet? Mr.
Grossman replied, 'GBecause sheis different
and unusual and she's interesting to
In addition to Miss Scarlet, Mr. Grossman
also has a cat. Because of the up kittenis
misfortune of being abandoned, she was
appropriately named Tsooris which means
heartbreak and sorrow in Yiddish.
by Kim VonDerAu
Kay Stephenson, Linda Graessle, Susan Talley and Kermit.
Remember when teachers used to spend the
norning yelling at you about homework, spelling
pests, and those dear-to-our heart pop quizzes?
ell, that's changed Cat least for the most partj.
eachers now spend Friday mornings yelling
ITH the students. Pep rallies have become one
mf the biggest forms of spirit building for students
md teachers alike.
It is not unusual to see the history department
lressed up with frogs CKermit, no lessj on their
ceads or the math teachers covered with Columbia
lue spirit buttons, ribbons, mums, etc.
But, some teachers go even farther. Some of the
Bore spirited teachers don't schedule tests and
ajor assignments on game days in order to get
iveryone to the game with the knowledge they
Eon't have to do their tiig homework in
ovemment class the next day. Or, if there is a test
,fter a game, some teachers clear their conscience
ny giving bonus points scaled on how many points
he Rams scored the night before.
With teachers like these, one can be assured that
pirit will never die at Elsik.
by Allan Deluke
Spirit will never die with Elsik
I d Art
n . s
Although Elsik has three
principals, Bobbie Porter is at the top
of this chain of command. As far as
business goes at Elsik, he has the final
say. This applies to hiring teachers,
evaluation of teachers and
curriculum and most importantly
budgeting for classes.
Mr. Porter is the principal overall,
but each house has its own principal.
Elsie Keeling is North House
principal and Charles Cothran is
South House principal. Each
principal has basically the same
duties in their respective houses, but
Mr. Porter sees that both houses work
According to Mr. Porter, this first
full year at the new Elsik has been one
of Elsik's better years. With the
supervision of the administration
and staff and the cooperation of the
students the year has flown by
"0verall, it's been a good year,"
said Mr. Porter.
by Kim VonDerAu
Bobby Porter - Coordinating Principal
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Elsie Keeling - North House Principal Charles Cothran - South House Principal
.. and those second in command
Believe it or not, Elsik Assistant
rincipals don't spend all their
me sending students to deten-
on hall and IBS.
,They spend most of their time
,onitoring student activities,
andling discipline referrals,
'aluating and observing classes,
lonitoring attendance of stu-
ents and in the words of South
ssistant Principal, Frank
trrett, "any other duty as
Gwen Tooke, South Assistant
Principal for students A-M, is in
charge of textbooks for South
House, detention hall and teacher
duty for South House.
Mr. Jarrett oversees main-
tenance for South House, all
parking lots and permits and all
students in South House N-Z.
In the North House, Dirk Engel
is responsible for disciplining
North House students A-L, all
maintenance for the North
House, North lockers, bus duty
And last but not least, North
House Assistant Principal Patsy
Hoover monitors attendance of
North House students M-Z,
oversees detention hall for North
House, shares textbook respon-
sibilities with Mrs. Tooke, and
prepares ballots and monitors any
voting during the school year.
by Kim VonDerAu
Dirk Engel - North Assist. Principal Patsy Hoover - North Assist. Principal
Counselors fill void
"Our goal is to help the students
help themselvesj' says South
House counselor Dick Whatley.
Elsik's counseling system consists
of six qualified men and women,
all working to help Elsik students
with problems ranging from
educational to personal.
For instance, in the North
House, John Hall counsels
students A-G, Charlene Baker is
in charge of students H-O, and
Charlotte Thornton counsels
In the South House, Dick
John Hall - North
Ginger Jones - South
Whatley helps students A-E and
U-Z, Carolyn Clark counsels
students F-MI and Ginger Jones
is in charge of students MO-T.
"There,s something going on all
the time," say Elsik counselors.
They keep busy by monitoring
tests like the SAT, ACT, PSAT
and TABS and helping students
with individual problems.
The counselors can use the
testing information in helping the
students with personal or educa-
tional problems. They may not
always have the solutions but they
do have the referral systems.
That in itself is pretty time
consuming. But this doesn't
include the many weeks spent on
class schedules and the individual
meetings between each student,
parent, and counselor.
Counselors fill a certain void
for the students. "We're not
teachers and we're not
administrators. Welre in the
middlej' says Dick Whatley.
by Kim Von DerAu
Charlene Baker - North
Charlotte Thomton - North
Carolyn Clark - South
Dick Whatley - South
Burch reflect on past year
y Robert Burch best has permeated all of us,
parents, staff and students. To
The time that I have spent in the know that we are right in providing
lief ISD has been very exciting. what we can has resulted in a truly
he contrast of now and then is the outstanding school district.
:sult of many hours spent by the Decision after decision has been
.any people within the district made with one thought in mind: to
1d the community. All of the time have a school district that will
as not been spent erecting address the needs of all the
iildings, but addressing the students for now and in the future.
lucational goals and objectives More decisions will be necessaryto
ls been just as important. The N , 1 keep what has been built and to
izens of the community have Q f Tj provide for the future.
ways wanted 'fthe bestn in terms l , r I have been a part of umaturing
Vschools for the children and that g ye l a school districtv and it has been a
rective has been easy to follow. A U . j.. .een - 1 full occupation to say the least.
he sense of knowing we have the W M Rewards have been plenty all the
l Superintendent Robert Burch. . Way, more than enough to Off-Set
the f'tough', days that were
31,764 inevitable with all of us. The truly
ISD 19,975 professional people that are and
NROLLMENT 13,073 have been associated with the
IGURES 7,958 district make this an organization
2,369 to envy. They have also helped
1969-70 1974-75 1978-79 1982-83 1987-88 create a pleasant environment ln
which to work. I have never been
a part of anything with so many
"self-directedn people. I have
appreciated every one of them.
Thanks to the people ofthe Alief
School District, stafi students, and
parents for making this past 13
years so memorable.
QISD Board: Blanche Wilkerson, Bill McLain, J.C. Wright, Merril Littlewood, Frank Law, Replacing Ml.. Burch le Alfred Hook.
obert Cummings, and Granville Wright.
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Since we are a gregarious society, we tend to
join groups of many different kinds. A wide
variety of organizations is offered at school and
a majority of students join at least one, if not
To make more room for candid pictures ofthe
organizations the group pictures have been taken
out of their normal place and put in a section of
their own. This is the place where all the members
of all the sports and all the clubs are pictured.
Group pictures will mainly be used for
reference when recalling the members and
officers of any club. So look here to see who was
involved in what and look in the other sections
to see what there was to be involved in!
by Brena Baumann
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Juniors purchasing class rings. C. DuPlain photo.
226 Group Pictures
Senior Powder Puff cheerleaders practicing stunts. C. DuPlain photo.
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Row I: G. Welch, J. Hayes, D. Wells, K. Thompson, M. Lopez, T. Kite. Row 2: coach Parker, J. Smolarz, M. Middaudg, D. Berglan, M.
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Row 1: C. Feakes, D. Hubenak, K. Skalask, D. Murphy, K. Taylor, D. Lyngass, W. Wilding, T. Walls, K. Williams, M. Williams, B.
Row I: K Broadhead - Manager, C. Frazier - Manager, S. Hopkins - Manager, M. Martin - Manager. Row 2: Dennis Fyke - Trainer, Debbie
Bodine - Assistant Coach, K. Kellogg, T. Dunn, M. Nunez, B. Haderlein, J. Jones, K. Armbruster, R. Denson, S. J ohnson, V. Stickler, JV
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Martin - Manager, Christi Broadhead - Manager, Coach Glaser, Shelly Hopkins - Manager, Courtney Frazier - Manager.
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W. Pena, J. Jones, K. Skinner, A. Ambruster, K. Adams,
L. Boydstun, Mrs. Hatfield, S. Lackey, M. Craig.
Row 1: G. Craig, S. Becker, J. Mata, D. Webb, D. Walker, M. Pulido, D. Ballard
Schindler and "flash", W. LaPlante, R. Mindrup, C. Tucker, N. Della Penna
Row 1: J. Bourcier, Mrs. Lewis, P. J ensen, R. Schmidt, H. Chang, B. Baumann, T.
Cummings, T. Nguyen, A. Malaguilla.
Swimming and Diving
Row 1: M. Hocker, J. Modine, R. Shaw, M. Veomett. Row2.' B. Ransom CMgr.J, C. Pollack, R. Kelly,
P. Corcoran, D. Kunz, Coach Watson. Row 3: L. Sturm, S. Sorsdal, C. Boyd, C. Hemandez, P. Rosen,
K. Nagie, K. Hemandez, C. Adams.
Row 1: Coach Lieber, A. Waggoner, S. Sprute, E. Lilley, D. Holstead, B. Eisenring.
J. Leone, C. Smith, T. Brockman, S. Poole, D. O'Shaughnessy, J. Salazar, A. Shah, D. Strube, R. 8L
F. Petersen, C. DuPlain, M. Palumbo.
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Row 1: M. Oursler, E. Algaze, C. Theofanidis, R. Karcher, X. Keys, R. Hammons, T. Hertweck, J. Maklary
V. Card, N. Woodall, J. Swift, M. Tisman, R. Lancaster, H. Ontoy, L. Chang, T. Cummings, T. Taylor?
A. Gutierrez, R. Bageant, D. Russell, D. O'Shaug,hnessy. Row 2: Bob Waesel, student teacher, Joe Williams
director, Terry Crummel, director, C. Weaver, J. Arp, N. Gomez, T. Ho, S. Shah, C. Ryan, B. Brehm, T
McCullah, J. Owen, R. Hardaway, D. Buckley, S. Poole, R. Evans, D. Orsak, E. Brandt, A. Fratcher, D
Bullock, Jennie Salazar, assistant drum major, Atul Shah, head drum major. Row 3: E. Caldwell, G. Goelzer
R. Husseini, K. Shamblin, S. Orsah, K. Sorley, J. Samson, B. Jarrard, J. Beaumont, P. Brovard, E. Valoti
K. Gajarawala, J. Placette, R. Zermeno, M. Collette, F. Petersen, W. Giesbrecht, C. Young, S. Hendrick,
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K. Martinez. Row 4: K. Russell, L. Richardson, C. Kachilla, E. Brown, C. Sperling, T. Burns, M. Mulford,
J. Baver, Y. Gould, C. Leicht, S. Hyun, G. Morgan, L. Johnson, D. Clark, P. Blacksher, E. Fleming, A. Davis,
T. Pangbom, J. Diton, D. Lewis. Row 5: M. Mulford, D. McGhee, M. Brandt, F. Caldwell, J. Parker, J
Leone, R. Schmidt, A. Johnson, W. Bailey, W. Chamberlain, C. Beury, M. Klasing, R. Blackstock, M. Burk,
A. Pavlicek, D. Johnson, H. Bransford, K. Allen, K. Bauer. Row 6: D. Chema, S. Orsak, L. Major, R. Romero
T. Bono, G. LaRose, S. Van Gilder, J. Grantham, C. Stirling, K. Watkins, J. Taylor, S. Thompson, D
Ragsdale, D. Lewis, I. Segal, T. Gamer, T. Dixon, C. Brown, M. Kacher, K. Nelson, S. House. Not pictured
M. Reiter, L. Morrell, B. Vahldiek.
Row I: L. Jordan, K. Luman, K. Harst, K. Huffman, L.
Toracki. Row 2: L. Howell, J. Willman, S. Witte.
Row 1: D. Bell. Row 2: S. Thibedeaux, L. Hurt. Row
3: P. Morille, T. Rutherford, L. Carleson.
Row 1: K. Eitze, A. Wise, M. Rokes. Row 2: J. Kelly,
L. Pavelick, C. Brown.
Row 1: C. Baker, M. McDowell, R. Garcia, L. Greene,
R. Talastas. Row 2: T. Morgan
Row I: O. Aljure, Row 2: N. Sinha, D. Rocha, S.
Zaragoza, Row 3: D. Strube.
Row I: Mrs. Qsmon - advisor, B. Baumann, J. Urbanowicz, A. Deluke, C. Baker, J. Marino, D. Strube, T. Smith, R. Garcia,
J. West. B. Gillam, M. Bogle, E. Hoss, L. Boydstun, C. Mata, R. Brookshire, C. DuPlain. Row 2: L. Pickens, R. Self, R.
Mullins, J. Berendt, T. Brockman, K. Blankenship, G. Campos, M. Abaya, Y. Choe, K. VonderAu.
Row 1: J. Salazar, N. Sinha, P. Reagan, J. Perry. Row 2: B. Baumann, C. Baker, K. Kao, A. McHugh, V. Rao, R. Sinha,
M. Karodi, J. Kelly, Row 3: D. Strube, M. Mulford, M. Simon, J. Poole, S. Guthrie, M. Abya, B. Pavlick, E. Rameriez, S.
Shah, V. Tran, M. Steele. Row 4: R. Weitzner, M. Klasing, L. Locke, M. Espinosa, S. O'Brian, member, R. Rabe, P. Morille,
K. Lanigan, new members, L. Federwich, M. Craig, H. Winslow, I Daaboul, P. Das. Row 5: member, R. Romero, T. Dodd,
T. Kagan, B. Myers, R. Schmidt, K. Gray, E. Algaze, T. Drummond, G. LaRose.
Row 1: M. Kuo, A. Kuo, T. Ho, T. Nguyen, S. Patel, S. Le, D. Quach, A. Lan, J. Lan, T. Nguyen, A. Cheng. Row 2: V.
Mehra., C. Nguyen, I. Lei, S. Chowdbury, A. Malaguilla, V. Tran, E. Fleming, C. Choi, J. Grantham, C. Curren, M. Gandhi,
S. Tsai, S. Zlmmerman, Row 3: Nancy Stephson - sponsor, J. Parker, D. Svoren, R. Husseini, M. Palumbo, R. Parks, J.
Jim, D. Hare, L. Nguyen, L Chang.
ational Honor Society
Seniors - Row 1: J. Salazar, H. Chang, A. Shah. P. Kuffel,
Y Choc, P. Morrille, C. Bell, C. Sperling, S. Zaragoza, F. Chang. Row 3: B. Truong, D. Hare, T. Choung, B. Baumann, R. Garcia, K. Skinner, L. Reed, J.
Grantham, A. Deluke, D. Stmbe, Q. Le, S. Saoud, J. Placette. Row4: G. Kelly, M. Chow, J. Bryant, S. Darji, T. Brockman, K. Hanst, J. Wilton, T. Drummond,
K. Gray. Row 5: K. Yust, E. Stamm, D. Watts, P. Smith, J. Lumley, K. McCrearly, G. Gamble.
E. Algaza. Row 2: K. Gremminger, J. Kelly, member, N. Ordonez, S. Greer, member, L. Engel,
Juniors - Row 1: K. Eitze, P. Dulsipor, V. Tran, L. Boulware, S. Witte, J. Willman, C. Chang, C. Choe, A. Chang. Row 2: K. Lanigan, L. Torecki, M. Rokes,
L. Kruse, S. House, A. Lan, D. Ding, C. Curren, A. Kao, M. Kuo. Row 3: P. Patel, M. Khan, J. Meyer, B. Tooke, R. Farus, A. Ngo, C. Alford, A. Mcae, L.
Holsapple, H. Nguyen. Row 4: P. Zafiriche, K. Du, K. Boy, V. Tean, V. Tran, D. Sarra, P. Blackshire, D. Broyno, M. Alabaya, M. Albaya, A. Gandhi , A.
Neoy, S. Royes, T. Ngryen, member, S. Zimmerman. Row 5: T. Herring, D. Lee, A. Khan. J. Ubotin, D. Dufor, P. McBon, D. Bhett, R. Hussani, T. Culbertson,
A.L. Nguyen, D. Wilson, C. Ledger, K. Ngo. Row 6: J. Cole, J. Lucas, K. Shelter, T. Cavhan, K. Watkins, member, S. Zimmerman.
Main Events Club
Row 1: J. Hook, C. Hrubesh, L. Boulware, C. Ayres, S. Dipasupil, C. Matcha. Row 2: J. Kelly, T. Thornton, R. Sinha, C. Cox, T. Perez,
L. Adams, J. Montgomery, L. Kreisner, B. Rives, G. Peters, Ms. Hogshead, L. McIntyre. Row 3: H. Chunn, H. Hoppus, M. Landin, S. Swick,
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C. Lundquist, L. Jones, L. Boyle, Mr. St. Clair, T. Henry, R. Cuellar.
J. Hoff, C. Lundquist, L. Adams, S. Dipasupil, C. Cox, K. B
Landin, M. Mullen.
Row 1: M. Brown, L. Kreisner, A. Beveroth. Row2: C.
Stinneford, Ms. DeLecour, M. Shah, A. Sprute, T. Perez,
S. Gaitan, J. Montgomery, S. Dipasupil, C. Everett, Mr.
St. Clair On Ladder Amy A. Pierce, K. Steele, C
Lundquist, P. Siemens, B. Rives, H. Chunn, D. Wiener,
K. Box, M. Landin, L. Adams, L. Boulware, C. Ayres
Spani h Club JCL
Row 1: Mrs. Mendel - Sponsor, H. Hsaio, M. Landrau, T. Moyer. Row 2.' P.
Manly, M. Simon, T. Ntguyen, T. Nguyen, L. Kruse, K Adams. Row3:B. Adkins,
D. Robertson, C. Al ord, R. Parks, E. Stamm, S. Witte, J. Willman, L.
Row 1: Mrs. Hogshead - Sponsor, I. Barr, R. Bates, S. Le, V. Tran, M. Nguyen,
V. Tran. Row 2: H. Nguyen, A. Kirkland, K. Young, S. Rai, M. Kauadi, S. Rai,
T. Ho, S. Cha. Row 3.' D. Duckworth, M. Parikh, E. Chang, T. Ngo, R. Karcher,
R. Nagarker, Row 4: A. Khan, V. Rao, M. Patel, D. Weimer.
Row 1: R. Parks, O. Tse, O. Pedersen, H. Nguyen. Row2: H. Nguyen, V. Mehra,
R. Crisostomo, O Protomartir, S. Shaker. Row 3: J. Protomartir, M. Khan, P.
Patel, T. Cheong, S. Sattir, A Gaalla, A. Winter.
Junior Classical League 7 Row I: C. Yu, M. Klasing, G.
Welch. Row 2.' Ms. Harris - Sponsor, C. Yang, N. Orsak,
E. Chang, V. Tran, M. Abaya, P. Vezos
Row 1: Mrs. Lewis - Sponsor, O. Le, D. Sroren, J. Bourcier,
B. Rayburn. RoW2.'A. Lan, R. Surati, H. Le, A. Malaguilla.
Row 3.' J. Lan, P. Morille, H. Chang.
Row 1: L. Watt, Y Reyna, T. Geary, N. Mashbum. Row
2.' Mrs. Zissman - Sponsor, G. Chavez. S. Meyer.
Row 1: J. Manfre, S. Lawrence, D. Dunaway, L. Lawless, J. Johnson, L. Boydstun, M. Campbell, C. Burt, C. Malone, Sponsor Cindy
Row I.' Co-Captains - B. Mahoney, K. Blankenship, K. Hanst, A. Wise, T. Rutherford, J. West, T. Morgan, O. Aljure. RoW2
N. Sinha, S. Zaragoza, M. Bolmanski, K. Rathgerber, D. Puckett, V. Tran, C. Bridges, D. Rocha, D. Strube. Row 3: C. Brown,
R. Garcia, C. Baker, M. McDowell, L. Greene, A. Hudson, P. Vezos, L. Engel, N. Wilkerson, R. Talastas. Row 4: K. Eitze, L
Pavelick, M. Rokes, J. Kelly, D. Wingo, K. Appleberg, K. Goppert, W. Rousseau, S. Lee, K. Ihle. Row 5: L. Carlson, P. Morille,
L. Jordan, K. Huffman, L Hurt, L. Witte, J. Willman, L. Howell, K. Luman, S. Thibedeaux, L. Torekk, D. Bell
Row 1: K. Rathgaber, V. Tran. Row 2: M. Bolmanski,
Row 1: P. Vezos, B. Mahoney, L. Engel. Row 2: A.
Hudson, N. Wilkerson. Row 3: C. Bridges.
Row 1: K. Blankenship. Row 2: K. Appleburg, D. Wingo. Wm
Row 3: IQ Isle, W. Russo, S. Lee, K. Gopert.
V. Cheerleaders, Revies 257
Senior Class Officers
President- Julia Perry
Vice President - JOh1'lSOI1
secretary - Missi Steele
Treasurer - Di21H21 AdHH1S
wing qff thelr caps and gowns are semors C h1e Garcla, e Strube, Tern Brockman,
Junior Class Uflioers
alone - presldentg Bottom - Trevor Dodd - v1ce-president, Sharon Orzack - secretary.
Junior Class Favorites
Sophomore Class Gflieers
Vice President -
Sophomore Class Favorites
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Doug Schaumburg and Kristi Moore.
Freshman Class Cflicers
Dee Dee Jefferson
Vice President -
Freshman Class Favorites
Michelle Williams and Brock Wilson
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Row 1: Mrs. Ness - sponsor - director, T. Donald, W. Mund, A. Kuo, S. Fikac, M. Adams, H. Aydelott, L. Bayless, A. Martin, L. White
O. DeMontoya. Row 2: J. Chen, S. Sprute, C. Humphries, T. Tucker, S. McFarlane, D. Kuehn, J. Wagner, H. Nam, L. McGrath, S. Pollard
Row 3: T. Perez, C. Griffith, K. Smart, G. Peters, J. Ray, M. Tighe, S. Gabino, D. Jefferson, M. Woertz, C. Walker. Row 4: C. DeCarlo
C. Elley, K. Watson, E. Hansen, S. Humphrey, M. Middaugh, R. Lambert, D. King, F. Lee, T. Geise, H. Hoppus, C. Barber.
Row 1: G. Harrison, K. Rainey, K. Pollard, C. Habermacher, J. Genett, R. Hoffman, C. Broussard, M. Hunn, L. Boulware, G. Gamble, Mrs.
Ness - director. Row 2: P. Bacon, T. Thomton, D. Dougherty, M. Echeverri, K. Mock, L. Gilbert, S. Swick, L. Alvin, C. Minnick, D. Rocha,
C. Anderson. Row 3: J. Ross, D. Weiner, R. Redditt, R. Krembs, M. Allison, T. Cross, B. Wilson, M. Hull, A. Beveroth, C. Everett. Row
4: T. Cochran, F. Moore, L. Richardson, S. Tebbano, A. Fuentes, B. Sandel, D. Walker, G. Neal, L. Hurst, C. Pappas, L. Boyle.
Row 1: A. Martin, C. Pappas, A. Kuo, R. Lambert, R. Hoffmann. Row 2: S. Gabino, T. Perez, D. Walker, J. Ross, A. Sprute, C. Habermacher,
B. Wilson, M. Hunn, G. Harrison, K. Pollard, F. Moore, K. Mock, L. Boulware, D. Kuehn.
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Row 1: J. Jacob, B.. Whittington, N. Hoover, J. Saldana, L. Marquez, M. Arrendale, Mrs. Ness - director. Row 2: S. Anki, M. Trammell,
M. Kingham, V. Sprvey, S. Garvey, T. Nguyen. Row 3: B. Johnson, C. Yoon, M. Barge, K. Roy, S. Hillburn. Row 4: V. Hardin, M. Tumer,
S. Aucoin, D. Keller, I. Morales.
Ads from lief
One of the ways we pay for the yearbook is
through ad sales. Most are brought by businesses
in the Alief area although some are bought by
parents and students. These people support the
community by contributing to Alief schools in
many different ways and ads are just one
So look through these pages and see which
businesses you can use. Remember, patronize
these contributers as they work towards offering
an even higher standard of quality goods and
by Brena Baumann
Dairy Ashford and Bellaire, always supports the Rams. Many Students bank at Alief Ala - d C ki
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Adams, Lori 8
Algaze, Eugenia 8, 20, 150
Allison, Maryjo 8
Anderson, Karen 8
Baker, Colleen 8, 38, 30, 128,
Barksdale, Wayde 9, 130
Bates, Renee 9, 39, 104, 106,
Becerra, Mirtha 9
Bell, Dean 9
Bennett, Robert 9
Berendt, Jennifer 9, 269, 295
Bemey, Cathy 9
Beury, John 9, 164
Bitz, Kenny 9, 178
Blanks, Kim 9
Bothager, Neva 9
Bounds, Elizabeth 10
Boydstun, Laurie 10, 38, 39, 30,
42, 76, 109, 119, 124, 166,
Brandford, Henry 10, 268
Brown, Maurice 10, 62
Bryant, Jeff10, 45, 50, 52, 155
Bryson, Kenneth 10
Burgess, Jay 10
Bush, Sheryl 10
Caldwell, Fred 10, 139
Campbell, Mindy 10, 23, 56,
Casiple, Jocelyn 11, 150, 154,
Castillo, Carol 11
Cernosek, Troy 11
Chae, Mina 11
Chang, Faith 11
Chavez, Gloria 11, 179
Cheng, Alice 11, 150, 154, 155
Chiang, Kuang 11
Choe, Yun 12, 143, 163
Chum, Heather 12
Cole, Terry 12
Conley, Kathleen 12
Cortes, Emest 12
Craig, Michelle 12, 58, 59
Cuevas, Juan 12
Cuevas, Martin 12
288 Senior Index
Damron, Davin 12 Kanchi, Gitanjali 17 Lawless, Lynice 18
DeSouza, Marcelo 13 Kao, Kim 17, 43, 108, 144, 145 Le, Quoc 18
Dement, Robin Keener, Marlene 17, 178 Lear, Dona 18
Desai, Amit 13 Kelly, Janice 17, 145 Lee, Wen-Ching 18
Dicesare, Kenneth 13, 31, 124 Kite, Lisa 17 Lewis, Donald 18
Dimitrofh Felicia 13 Kothari, Manisha 17 Loftin, Joel 18
Dipasupil, Sally 13, 20, 45, 117, Koutani, Pierre 17 Loper, Annette 18
129, 151 Kubecka, Stephanie 17 Lowery, Billy 18, 41
Drummond, Theresa 13, 138 Kuntz, Lawrence 17 Lumley, John 18
Dulce, Lorita 13 Kuo, Margaret 17 Lutz, Michael 18
, Lacount, Teresa 18 Martin, Julie 18
Engel, Llsa 13 Laplante, Colen 18, 50 Martinez, Kenneth 6. 18
Escobedo, Rachel 13
Espinosa, Dina 13
Exis, Peter 13
Feakes, Virginia 13
Gamble, Graham 14
Garcia, Ruthie 14, 30, 38, 44,
106, 130, 143, 167, 168,295
Garr, Eric 14
Garrett, Michael 14, 30, 130
Gonzales, Renee 14, 212
Gonzalez, Jorge 100, 214
Grantham, John 14, 150, 164,
Greer, Shana 168
Guidry, Brian 14
Hail, Staci 14, 31
Hare, David 15
Harper, Kim 15
Harrover, Keven 15
Hartz, Tim 15
Ho, Huong 16, 150
Holden, Johnny 16
Holley, Sheila 16
Hood, William 16
Hrubesh, Chris 16, 116, 117,
Hurst, Launa 16
Hydo, Barry 16
Jaramillo, James 16
Jimenez, Lisa 17
John, Lethi 17
lata, Jose 19, 52, 111
1cCoy, LeeAnn 19, 38, 169
1cCreary, Kyle 19, 150
cDonald, Kathy 19
cGaughy, Janis 20, 178
einecke, Angela 20, 30, 31
eyer, Denise 20
iddaugh, Robert 20, 64
inkel, James 20
onyem, Ataul 21
oore, Mary 21
oreno, Oscar 21, 63
organ, Terri 21, 45
orrill, Troy 21
ueller, Pete 21
usil, Vivian 21
ash, Phaedra 19
ig, Daisy 21
ghiem, Ho 21
go, ToLoan 21
guyen, Can 21
unez, De 21
'Donnel1, David 21
gle, Brenda 22, 164, 165
rdonez, Nancy 22, 154
rsorio, Romulo 22
rks, Donald 22, 155, 174,
tranella, Bamey 22
vlicek, Amold 22
terson, Leon 22
am, Viem 22
ilbeck, Kenneth 22
kens, Larry 22, 295
tman, James 22, 170
llard, Karen 23, 119, 133,
'mo, Joe 23, 30, 43, 107
otomartir, Oliver 23
ckett, Della 23, 227
lido, Armando 23, 50, 162
ach, Pamela 23
iney, Kim 23
ngel, Anna 23, 178
Reyna, Yvonne 179
Richardson, Lee 24
Rogers, Wayne 14
Romero, Robin 24, 110
Rose, Deirdre 24
Royster, Richard 14
Rudder, Lorraine 14
Rutherford, Trey 25, 30, 46, 50
Savely, Anthony 25
Scheffer, Renay 15
Shiller, Brian 15
Shrout, David 15
Sinders, Stephen 15
Sinha, Neena 143, 145
Smith, Chris 15
Snow, Jacque 25, 30
Stone, Selena 16
Strack, Nadine 16
Stricklen, Jonathan 16, 45, 62,
Strube, Deborah 26, 31, 38,
Swift, Johnny 26
Taylor, Jerry 26
Terry, Melissa 26
Thomas, Sherly 26
Trabulsi, Fuad 26, 209
Tussy, Elena 27
VanGi1der, Susan 27
Varley, Mark 27
Villarreal, Beth 27
VonDeRau, Kim 27, 295
Vossman, John 27
Wagner, John 5, 27
Walker, Dianna 27, 179
Wallace, Kevin 27
Ward, Steven 28
Webb, Wrandy 28
Wentz, Eugene 28
White, Sean 28
Wiener, Debra 28, 30
Williams, Linda 28
Wills, Michael 28
Wilton, Jeff 7, 29, 129, 168
Wood, Anthony 29
Youngblood, April 29
Zaragoza, Sherri 29
Ziegler, Alex 106, 107
Adams, Elizabeth 8, 30, 32, 79,
Alford, Emest 8
Aljure, Olga 8, 30, 39
Allen, Scott 8
Alvim, Leonor 8
Anderson, Carrie 8
Avery, Gregory 8
Ayres, Chris 8, 45, 116, 117,
Baker, Deborah 9
Ball, Marissa 9, 23, 56
Banning, Craig 9
Bao, Lan 9
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Baumann, Brena 9, 38, 128,
Becker, Stephen 9
Bell, Cathy 9, 38, 169, 267
Benis, Cindy 9, 23, 30, 131
Bennett, Patricia 9
Beveroth, Anne 116, 117, 132,
Beyer, Vemon 9
Bielefeld, Lynn 9
Blankenship, Kim 9, 38, 39,
Bolmanski, William 9
Bono, Toni 9, 110
Bowdren, Bonnie 10
Boyle, Lee 10
Braquet, Ed 10
Brewer, Kathleen 10
Brezik, Stephen 10, 182
Brockman, Terri 10, 38, 31, 39,
130, 142, 166, 295
Brown, Larry 10
Budd, Steve 7, 10, 107
Burley, Benita 10
Burrows, Javonnie 10
Burt, Christina 10, 57, 108, 131
Bush, Beverly 10, 186
Bush, Tracey 10
Bywater, Andrew 10, 51
Cantu, Regina 11
Carleton, Brett 11
Chang, Helen 11, 140, 163
Chang, Suwe 11
Chema, Kevin 11
Cheong, Hoi 12
Chow, Mike 12, 20, 155
Clark, Dawn 12
Clark, Sandra 12, 30, 31, 130,
Daaboul, Ingrid 12, 106
Darji, Shreyas 12
Daws, Paula 13, 131
DellaPenna, Nick 13, 50, 57
Deluke, Allan 13, 31, 38, 168
Dixon, Tanya 13
Dunaway, Derek 13, 31, 44, 62,
64, 106, 107
Dunn, Tamiko 13, 31, 44, 78, Giesbrecht, Wilbert 14
sr, 82, 83, 162
Gilbert, Lori 14
DuP1ain, Chris 13, 169, 295 Gonyea, Belinda 14
Esquivel, Pauline 13
Femandez, Alberto 31
Gamer, Tracey 14
Gibson, Robert 14
Gough, Elizabeth 14
Gray, Karen 14
Gremminger, Karen 7, 14
Hanks, Robert 14
Hanst, Kristen 14, 158
Haro, Julius 15
Harrover, Linda 15, 30, 43 108
Hartman, Connie 15
Hawkinberry, Rhonda 15
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Hawkins, Kamela 15
Hecke, Shawn 15
Helms, Julie 15, 83
Hemandez, Catalina 15, 86
Higginbotham, Michelle 15
Hill, Diane 15
Hinson, Kevin 15
Hirsch, Kristy 15
Hoang, Kelly 16
Hoffman, Rene 16
Hoffpauir, Diane 16, 186
Howell, Lisa 16
Hsiao, Helen 16
Huber, Karen 16
Jasek, Carrie 17
Johnson, Marion 17
Johnson, Michael 17, 32, 130
Kalucz, Michael 17
Kelly, Greg 17
Kleefman, John 17
Kreisner, Lujean 17, 116, 117,
132, 151, 164, 165
Krembs, Rebecca 17
Kuffel, Peter 17, 38, 41, 169
Lan, Jenny 18
Larose, Gaye 18
Larson, Kent 18
Lawrence, David 18
Ledezma, Emma 18,
Leone, Jeff 18
Long, Kimberly 18
Longoria, Gloria 18
Lorino, Robin 18
Lovetro, Troy 18, 39, 105
Mahoney, Bridget 18, 157
Manfre, Julie 18, 57
Martinez, Carolina 19
Martinez, Oscar 19
Martz, Jane 19
Massie, John 19
Mata, Christy 19, 30, 31, 38,
105, 130, 167, 295
Mathiason, Tony 19, 88 '
athur, Anjali 7, 19, 179
aturan, Johan 19
cGhee, Traci 20
eadoe, Glen 20
eier, Bryan 20
eyer, Stephen 148
ilam, James 20
iller, Scott 20
ills, Donald 20
innick, Jane 20
ock, Katherine 20
orille, Pam 21, 144
orse, Micheline 21
ulford, Maree 21
Ngo, Ailan 21
Nguyen, Bong 21
Nguyen, Dzung 21
'Brien, Shonda 21, 30, 31,
lliver, Angel 22
'Neal, Misti 22
O'Shaughnessy, Deborah 22
Oursler, Marcie 22
Pandya, Himanshu 22
Patranella, Lisa 22, 186
Peat, Gary 22
Perry, Julia 22, 32, 46
Petersen, Fred 22, 119, 171
Pina, Elvira 22
Pina, Miranda 22
Placette, James 22
Poltorak, Eva 23
Poole, Shanna 23, 171
Provenzano, Lynette 23
Puckett, Gwen 23
Randall, Alicia 23
Reed, Laura 23
Reed, Luke 23, 106, 107
Ribble, Michael 24
Ritchel, John 24
Robinson, Cheryl 7
Rocha, Tony 24, 72, 81
Roger, Debbie 24
Rojas, Amaya 24
Romero, Jeanette 24
Roten, Randolph 24
Salazar, Jennie 25, 141, 144,
Santana, Sylvia 25
Saoud, Sana 25, 208
Sauer, Star 25
Schindler, Mark 25, 33
Schmidt, Enrique 25
Scott, Andrew 25
Scales, Felicia 25
Shah, Atul 25, 119, 128, 141,
Simon, Mairim 25, 148, 186,
Skinner, Kristi 11, 25, 31, 45,
76, 78, 108, 130
Smith, Carrie 25, 105, 179, 171
Sorley, Karla 25, 110, 119
Sperling, Howard 25
Stamm, Eric 26, 47, 155
Steele, Melissa 26, 31, 32, 82,
83, 105, 142
Stinneford, Charles 26, 119,
143, 164, 165
Stokes, Catherine 26
Taylor, Justus 26, 122, 138
Taylor, Susan 26
Templin, Dale 26
Thomas, Kari 26
Torres, Angel 26
Townsend, Darryl 26
Tranum, Linda 26
Trascher, Kirk 26
Tmong, Binh 26
Tucker, Chris 27, 44, 51, 52,
Tucker, James 27
Valadez, Pete 27
Walker, David 27, 39
Walker, Robert 27
Ward, Connie 28
Watt, Lorraine 28, 179
Watts, Darrin 28
Watts, David 28
Weaver, Sylvia 28
Webb, Dexter 28, 42, 51, 52,
White, Barbara 28
Williams, Frances 28
Wilson, Nikita 29
Wilson, Wendy 28
Winslow, Holly 29, 105
Winston, Jeremy 29
Wise, Alisa 29
Woodall, Nolan 29
Woodring, Rene 29
Woods, Carol 29
Yee, Anna 29
Young, Jelisa 29, 186
Young, Tracy 29
Yust, Karl 29
Ziegler, Alex 29
Senior Index 291
At the beginning of this yearbook, you, the
student, were told that the student body is really
Elsik and this building we attend classes in is
merely the shell that houses us nine months a
year, five days a week, seven hours a day.
Throughout this book we have shown who really
is Elsik. Through pictures and copy, as many
events were covered as we, the stafi could get to.
The people pictured are all your peers and
classmates. Many you will recognize and many
you won't, but together we are Elsik. Ramblings
'83 is nothing but high school memorabilia, it
was designed for that purpose only. Years from
now this yearbook will help you recall the year's
events and happenings through . . .
by Brena Baumann
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Well, this year is over and I must admit Pm sorry to see
it end. It seems like I've had too much fun to have been
a student at the same time. Working on this yearbook has
been part of that fun. It is the best thing I'll have to remind
me of my Senior year. Sure the friends, class ring, tassel
and cords, and diploma will bring back memories, but
none can illustrate this year like Ramblings '83, It is a
treasurer that I'll always cherish and I hope you will
A great deal of work went into this book by many people.
This staff was great and so was their work. We had some
real swingers who kept things lively throughout the year.
The most prominent one in my mind is Ruthie. I've come
to the conclusion that this Commando Queen will spend
the rest of her life in hot rollers. Lil' Deb provided
hypothesis with great scientific value: junk food can
sustain life and Cameros can still run though filled to
capacity with Coke and Tab cans. Colleen and I are M8LM
buddies. We had great lunches outside Minimax of yogurt,
grape soda, barbecued fritos, and, ofcourse, M8LM's. That
Bunny made great caramal brownies too. Dear Allan was
the best dressed of us all. CGQ all the way D Its good to know
that he got his window fixed so he wouldn't always have
that wind blown look. John was good for a joke or two
though most weren't any too proper. Laurie cheered us
through the year to a big finish at the Schindler Ranch
along with Mark and Nick. All three of them deserve a big
cheer for their fantastic all-day party. Christy deserves
praise for not only getting us shoestrings, but also Liquid
Paper from Buffalo Pharmacy. Terri, well she tried but
Ruthie influenced her too much ! Gust kiddingj. This
Clubs section editor worked hard on chasing down pictures
and writing copy. Dingy Marie proved to be a valuable
asset when she and Debbie finished the Fads and Fashion
layout on the day of deadline. Those wonderful staffers
who got the two most boring jobs are Misty, Bethy, and
Ericka who did Classes and Index. They deserve many
Kim and Jennifer became our ad solicitors to Alief
businesses. J eff along with Marie, tackled the Vocations,
which for the first time were put in a section of their own.
Kim had the honor of putting the administration in their
place, fin the faculty section ofcourse D. The two that spent
most of their time running around the school in search of
pictures and information for Clubs were Rhonda and
Angie. My two favorite Brillo heads were Joel and Troy.
For taking such bad pictures they sure spent a lot of time
in the darkroom "printing,' their best shots. Last and also
least come the photographers. These poor people have had
their brains rotted by Dektol and Orbit bath. You can tell
by the way they dress: everything from garish plaid pants
and red silk Ralph Lauren ties with brown ducks to
parachute pants and button downs buttoned all the way
up! Oh well, I must say they did excellet work this year
although Ilm not humblely in their debt nor did I add th-
Editor's note to their page.
Cathy, head photographer, was great about running he
MG to all the football games though she preferre
portraits. Lee Ann had a very candid approach to refusin
photo work orders. She would simply tell any staffer th
she didn't feel like it! Now Peter, he was real good abou
taking pictures at a moment's notice. He also gave the be
parties as all of Alief knows land probably everyone els
since they all camel. Chris did such good work and so muc
of it that he received the J oumalism Award. Glenn joine
us half way through the year and was by far the preppie
photographer we have ever had. He had an MG lik
Cathy's except his was an orange Midget. These people di
a lot of their work outside school and we appreciate the
giving up their free time to take, process, and pri
The entire staff deserves recognition for a job well don
This yearbook was a big project and although we enj oye
it, I'm sure we are all glad its finally finished.
Three teachers in particular I would like to thank fo
helping me through this year. First of all, and a ne
addition to the Elsik faculty, Mr. Fairman. Though he c
us all a lot of slack, we still learned the details of o
govemment and economy. He was never too busy to te
us about college and the "real world,'. Next is Mrs. Malon
who postponed essay tests and didnlt count tardies C
attendance for that matterj. She taught AP History an
sponsored NHS along with Mrs. Wrotenbury. And finall
Mrs. Osmon. She was the Ramblings and Rampag
sponsor. Without her, we would never have gotten all th'
finished by deadline. I really enjoyed working with Mr
Osmon and I can forge her signature perfectly. Than
Elsik, for a great four years.
Duz Dallas, Laurie Lee, Colleen Bunny,
GSL Marie. STUDENT LIFE
Rhonda, Starbuck, Angie, Kim.
Ericka, Bethy, Misty. CLASSES
The Urb, Yankee, Smithy, Ariel. SPORTS
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Theme - Moving Pictures
Cover - Silkscreen of Lexotone Silver and Darl
Type - Times Roman '
Body 12 point and captions and index E
Paper - 80 pound Gloss Enamel
Binding - Smyth-Sewn
Copies - 850
Publisher - Henington Publishing Company
Representatives - Ray Branch and Lois
All classportraits, color Homecoming, and color
Prom .pictures by Clayton Teat of Scholastic
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