Alief Elsik High School - Ramblings Yearbook (Houston, TX)

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RAMBLINGS STAFF EDITOR Brcna Baumann ASST. EDITOR John Urbanowicz ADS AND INDEX Kim Blankenship Jennifer Berendt CLASSES Misly Bogle Beth Gillam Ericka Hoss CLUBS Terri Brockman Rhonda Brookshire Lisa Hamilton Jeff Rengert Angie Shoemaker Kim Vonderau STUDENT LIFE Debbie Strube Marie Abaya Colleen Baker Laurie Boydstun Yui Choe Christy Mata SPORTS John Urbanowicz Ruthie Garcia Joel Marino Troy Smith PHOTOGRAPHERS Cathy Bell Chris Duplain Lee Ann McCoy Peter KufTcl Glenn Wright ADVISOR Cay Osmon denotes section editor Alief Elsik High School 12601 High Star P.O. Box 68 Alief, Texas 77411 RAMBLINGS VOL. 8CONTENTS SENIORS 6 Class Pictures 6 Achievements 42 Cum Laude 36 Senior Awards 34 Prom 38 Graduation 46 SPORTS 48 Football 50 Cheerleaders 56 Volleyball 58 Basketball 62 Track Cross Country 72 Swimming 84 Diving 86 Golf 88 Soccer 92 Tennis 96 Baseball 100 STUDENT LIFE 104 Pep Rallies 106 Homecoming 108 Rival Week 112 Powder Puff 114 DRAMA PLAY 116 Feature: Chris Ayres 118 Feature: Performers 119 Parades 120 Feature: Fads Fashions 122 Feature: Sr. Rings 127 Feature: Young Life 128 Feature: Awards Night 129 Feature: Nightlife 130 Talent Show 132 Slave Sale 134 Feature: Spring Break 136 Feature: Working 138 CLUBS 140 NHS 142 Student Congress 144 French 146 Spanish 147 German 148 Latin 149 Literary Magazine 150 Main Events 151 Computer Science 152 Math 153 Science 154 Jets 155 Revellicrs 156 Band 159 FCA 162 CSU 163 Drama Specch 164 Yearbook 166 Newspaper 168 Photographers 169 Art 170 Ramrollcrs 171 Choir 172 Chess 174 VOCATION 176 CLASSES 194 Juniors 196 Sophomores 202 Freshman 210 Faculty 218 GROUP PICTURES 226 ADS INDEX 264 CLOSING 292 Editor’s Note 294What is ELSIK Without Us? 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 lead. by: Brena Baumann A sorrowful defeat by Stratford at Homecoming 14 to 10. Who’s he?” asked the basketball fans at the Spring Woods game. C. Duplain photo4 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 reunion. 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 (alias Magnum P.I.), 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. It’s 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: Bren a BaumannHanging out in the Drama room is dingy Lisa Boulwarc. Junior. C. Bell photo Half-time at the Hastings game brought cheers for the band as they performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." 5Even the cold couldn't stop Senior Kenny Martinez from having a good time at the Wednesday night hayridc. C. Bell photo The atrium in North House from upstairs. C. Bell photo Who says A.P. English can't be fun? C. Bell photo Senioryear is both the hardest and the best. Much more effort is required, but no one will say it wasn’t worth it! by Bren a Baumann 1 % Senior Superiority 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, it's bound to catch up to you sooner or later. To be a Senior, one must have certain possessions and qualities. For example, your bookshelves may look more like a Hastings fan's because they’re 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 lunch money. 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, cither bum a ride from the guy down the street or walk. A really cool Senior is never seen without his letterjackct 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 arc 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 of the day which is after Johnny Carson. This is a very good reason as to why Seniors are frequently caught dozing in Brit. Lit. or Eco. Taking all aspects into consideration, the 6 SeniorsWarming up for the successful Spring Woods basketball game is Senior Eyeing the camera is Jeff Wilton. C. Hell photo Steve Budd. C. Duplain photo Seniors 7It’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, “What is it”. “It’s 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 Miller “It is a time when everyone is tired of school and arc ready to get out on their own.” - Laurie Boydstun “It’s a good feeling because you finally get out of high school.” - Robert Molloy “It’s BAD!” - Joe Primo Some common symptoms and their causes: Dashing into school at 8:07 - 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 time. Indigestion - 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. by: Misty Bogle Adams, Diana Adams, lz ri Alfrod, Ernest AI gaze. Kugenia AI jure. Olga Allen. Scott Allison. Maryjo Alvim, I,ee Anderson. Carrie Anderson, Karen Arel. Kenneth Atteberry. Brandy Avery. Greg Ayres. Chris Baker. Colleen 8 ClassesBaker. Debbie Ball. Kath) Banning. Craig Bao. I .an Barksdale. Wayde Bales. Renee Baumann. Brena Becerra. Mirtha Becker. Sieve Bell. Cathy Bell. IX na Benis, Cindy Bennett. Patricia Bennett. Robert Berendt. Jennifer Berney. Cathy Beury. John Beyer. Vernon Bielefeld. I.ynn Bit . Kenneth Blakenship. Kim Blanks. Kim Bolmanski. William Bono, Toni Bothagcr. Neva Seniors 9Bounds. Beth Bowdren. Bonnie Boydstun. Ixiuric Boyle. Ixt Bransford, Henry Braquct, Ed Brewer, Kathleen Bresik. Steve Brockman. Terri Broussard. Robert Brown, Larry Brown, Maurice Bryant, Jeff Bryson, Ken Budd, Steve BurRcss. Jay Burley, Benita Burrows, JaVonnie Burt, Christina Bush, Ellen Bush, Sheryl Bush, Tracey By water, Andrew Caldwell, Fred Campbell, Mindy 10 Classes Campos, (iiiiii Cantu. Regina Carleton, Brett Casiple. Jocelyn Castillo, Carol Cernosek, Michael Cernosek, Troy Chae. Mina Chang. Faith Chang. Helen Chang, Suwe Chiang, Kuang Chavez. Gloria Chema, Kevin Cheng. Alice Privileged or not Eating olT 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 arc going, there is no time to eat before getting back to school.’’ quoted a senior. Another disadvantage of this privilege is underclassmen sneak- ingout. Most seniors wait forthe 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 cat cafeteria food.” said Laurie Boydstun. “It's definitely a privilege, since all through my underclassman years I looked forward to it.’’ said Yui Choc. “If the underclassmen would wait until their senior year to take advantage of this privilege. 1 feel it would be more meaningful.’’ “It's supposed to be a senior privilege. A lot of underclassmen go out so I don't consider it a senior privilege,’’ said Christy Mata. by Erika Hoss Kristi Skinner attacked by mad taco. Seniors ICbeong. Hoi Choc. Hwi Choc, Yui Chow. Mike Chunn, Heather Clark. Dawn Clark. Sandy Cole. Terry Conley. Kathleen Cortes. Ernest Craijt. Michelle Cuevas. Juan Cuevas. Martin Daaboul, Ingrid Damron, David Darju, Shreyas Vital Signs “WeTe the best that ain't no bull, cuz Alicf Elsik Seniors Rule!” D. Adams photo ‘‘Abra-Abra Cadabra, if you don’t watch out the Seniors will nab ya!” “We think Lee is really sweet - Wait til we knock them off their feet." ‘‘The Bears think they arc 1 at home, but we’re destined for the Dome.” ‘‘We’re on the ball court not on the law court - the judges can’t help you now Stratford!” 12 ClassesDaws, Paula Dcbruvn. Elana DellaPcnna, Nick Deluke. Allan Desai, Amit I)cSou a, Marcelo DiCesare, Ken Dimilroff. Felicia Dipasupil. Sally I)i on, Tanya Drummond. Theresa Dulce. Ix rita Dunaway. Derek Dunn. Tamiko DuPlain. Chris Engel, Usa Kscobeda, Rachel Espinosa. Dina Esquivel, Pauline Ewing, Greg Exis, Peter Eeakes, Ginger Eernande . Al Font, I.uis Fort, Michael Seniors 13Gaalla, Arun Gamble, Graham Garcia, Ruthie Garner, Trace)' Garr, Eric Garrett, Mike Gibson. Robert Gicsbrecht. Wilbert Gilbert. Ix ri Go, Tony Gonyea. Belinda Gonzales, Ncisy Gonzales. Renee Gough, Elizabeth Grantham. John Grasso, Angela Gray, Karen Green, John Greer, Shana Gremmingcr. Karen Guidry, Brian Hail, Staci Hancock, Mike Hanks, Glenn Hanst, Kristen 14 ClassesIlarc. David Maro, Julius These arc times of change: No longer is it considered fun or “cool” to make prank calls or just 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 (otherwise known as Beginning Nabbers as opposed to Experienced Nabbers) 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 unsuspecting victims. 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 Alicfcontinuc 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 Harper. Kim llarrover, Keven Harrover, I.inda Hartman. Connie Hart . Tim llawkinberry. Rhonda Hawkins, Kamela Hceke, Shawn Helms. Julie Hernandez. Cathy Higginbotham, Michele Hill. Diane Hinson. Quint llirsch. Kristy Seniors 15Ho, Huong Hoang, Kelly Hoffman. Kcnc Hoffpauir, Dianne Holden. Johnny Holley. Sheila Hood. Brian Howell. Lisa Hrubesh, Chris Hsiao. Helen Huber, Karen Hurosky. Jackie Hurst. I.auna Hydo. Barry Jaramillo. James Senior Spirit Throughout their four years supporting the Elsik Rams, this year’s Senior class showed enthusiasm which was unmatched anywhere. The level of intensity ranged from tears and anger during dismal football seasons to one of high energy and cheers of this year’s season. 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 chccr let ’em know you're here. Rams, Rams, go, go, go! D. Nguyen photo 16 ClassesJasek, Carrie Jimenez, l isa John, IaMhi Johnson. Marion Johnson, Mike Jordon, Tamnti Kalita, Renata Kalucz. Michael Kanchi, Gitanjal Kao, Kim Keener, Marlene Kelly, Greg Kelly, Janice Kennedy, Barbara Kite. I.isa Kleefman, John Kothari. Manisha Koutani, Pierre Kreisner. I.ujean Kremhs, Rebecca Kubecka, Stephanie Kuc ynski, lorn Kuffcl, Peter Kunt , laiwrence Kuo, Margaret Seniors 17LaCount. Teresa I .an. Jenny I PIante, Wayne I.aRose, Gave 1 .arson. Kent lawless. I.ynice I,awrencc, David Le, Quoc lA ar. Dona I de nia, Kmma I-ee. W'cn-ChinR I Aone, Jeffrey I a is, Don Ia ftin. Joel 1-onR, Kim lx ngoria, Gloria Ix per, Annette l.orino. Robin Lovefro. Troy Lowery, Billy Lumley, John I.ut , Michael Mahoney. Bridget! Manfre, Julie Martin. Julie 18 ClassesVarsity veterans 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 scarccd. 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 arc moved up to varsity get some harrassment, no matter what sport, but it also gives them a great opportunity to excel in that sport. “I was excited and Nervous about playing varsity football,” 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. by: Christy Mata Martinez, Carolina Martinez, Kenn Martinez, Oscar Martz, Jane Massie. John Mata. Christy Mala. Jose Malhiason, Tony Mathur. Anjal Matthews. Susan Maturan, Johan McCormick. James McCoy. I.eeAnn McCreary. Kyle McDonald. Kathy Seniors 19McGaughy, Adde McGhee. Traci McMahan, John Meador, Glenn Meeks, Karen Meier, Bry an Meinecke, Angela Meyer, Denise Middaugh, Robert Milam, Jim Miller, Rhonda Miller, Scott Mills. Tony Minkel, Jim Minnick, Janie Mock, Kathy Finals make you crazy, here's proof! Sally Dipasupil, Eugenia Algazc and Mike Chow. Photo C. Bell No finals!?! What a relief! After four graduating classes, the Seniors of '83 received the privilege of final exemptions. Though this only effects the spring semester of each graduating class, seniors feel it is a well-deserved privilege. In order to avoid taking the final, seniors must have no more than four absenses and a grade of a “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 20 ClassesMolio), Robert Moryem, Ataul Moore. Kim Moore. Mary Moreno. Oscar Morgan, Terri Morrill, Troy Morille. Pam Morse. Micheline Mueller. Pete Mulford. Marec Musil. Vivian Nash. Phaedra Nr. Daisy NRhiem. Ho Nro. Ailan Nro. To Ix an Nguyen, Bona Nguyen, Can Nguyen. Dzung-Quo Nguyen, Kim Nguyen, Yung Nunez, Marlene O’Brien. Shonda O'Donnell. David Seniors 21Ogle, Brenda Olliver. Angel O’Neal, Misty . Ordonez, Nancy O'Shaughnevsy. Debbie Osorio. Eduard Oursler, Marcic Pandya, Himansh Parks. Ronnie Partain, Roger Patel. Jayesh Patranella. Barney Patranella. I.isa Pa v I ice k, Arnold Peat. Gary Perry Julia Peterson, Fred Peterson. I .eon Pham, Vicm Phi I beck, Kenneth Pickens, tarry Pina, Klviva Pina. Miranda Pittman. Jim Placette, James 22 ClassesWeekends! Pardon me, folks. How would you like to play a word association game? Ifl say '‘black”, you say “white". If I say “blue", you say "Mighty Rams”. Ifl say “weekend", what would you say? Robert Molloy, senior, said. “Girlfriend”. Jim Wood fin. junior. said “Watching College football and parties." Tracy Kagen, sophomore, just laughed and said. "Sleep". Lynn McLaren, junior, replied. "Driving around and having fun." Our next association word will be "school". . . Hey! Wait! Don’t stop reading. OKAY. OKAY - We’ll stick with weekend. Well, what do you say? . . by Beth Gillam Mindy Campbell. Cindy Bcnis. and Kathy Ball show weekend identities.Kibble, Michael Richardson, Lee Kitchel. John Robinson, Cheri Rocha, Tony Rodgers, Debbie Rogers, Wayne Rojas. Amaya Romero, Jeanette Romero, Robin Rose, I eir-Drc Rolen, Scott Rothbauer. Andrea Royster. Richard Rudder, lx rraine “In 10 years.. “Married to a rich man. living in a big house with sevcral children. "-Sandy Clark Til be on the Boston Celtics scoring 22 poin ts a game. I'll get married about 29.99 - Steve Budd “Living righ t next door to Sandy Clark, living in a bigger house.99 - Shonda O'Brien “I'll be regional manager of Shell Oil Co., making a million dollars a year I'll have a good looking wife." - Robert Molloy. “Run a productive busi- ness and have my own fishing show." - Mark Schindler “I'll be living in London; will be a world wide trading magnate, and be mega-rich." - Diana Adams “I'll be married: have a couple of children: and live in River Oaks." - Mindy Campbell “Married and playing professional baseball." - Chris Tucker “Very wealthy: own my own business; and not be 24 ClassesRutherford. Trey Ruwaldt. I ark Sala ar. Jennie Santana. Sylvia Savely. Tony Saoud. Sana Sauer. Star Scheffer, Kenay Schindler. Mark Schmidt, Knrique Scott. David Seales. Felicia Shah. Atul Shillcr. Brian Shrout, David Sinders. Stephen Sinhe. Neena Simon. Mairim Skinner. Kristi Smith. Carrie Smith. Chris Smith. Paul Snow,Jacquc Sorley, Karla Sperling. Howard Seniors 25Spruce. Joe Stamm. Eric Steele. Missi Stinneford. Charles Stokes, I.isa Stone. Selena Slrack. Nadine Stricklen. Jonathan Strobe, Debbie Sturm. Jeff Swift. John Taylor. Jerry Taylor. Justus Taylor. Susan Templin, Dale Terry, Melissa Thomas. Kari Thomas, Sherly Thompson. Bobby Torres, Noel Townsend. Darryl Trabulsi, Victor Tranum. I.inda Trasher, Kirk Truong, Binh 26 ClassesTucker, Chris Tucker, Jim Pussy, Elena Valadez. Pete Yalderrama. Grace “In 10 years . . cont.d married. " - Missi Steele “I'll be married, with a happy home and a prominent business." - Trey Reed “I'll be living in a mansion with a Merccdcz and a great looking woman." - Joe Primo “I plan to be living in Germany, married to a rich Italian; be president of Gummy Bears. I'll have a Gummy Bear factory in my backyard. and a Kermit cement mixer." - Kristi Skinner “I'll be living in Hawaii." - Oscar Moreno “I should be married with one small child and I will ha ve a successful business career." - Alisa Wise VanGilder, Susan Varley. Mark Villarreal, Belh Vonderau, Kim Voss man, John Wanner, John Walker. Bob Walker, David Walker, Dianna Wallace, Kevin Seniors 27Ward, Connie Ward. Steve Watt. Ix ri Watts, Darrin Watts. David Weaver, ( ale Webb. Dexter Webb. Wrandall Went , Mike White, Barbara White, Sean Wiener, IX’bbie Williams. I.inda Williams, Ixvri W ills, Mike Wilson. Wendy Senior Awards The same senior awards (Most Bcautiful Handsome, Most Friendly, Most Athletic, etc.) presented every year to every senior classat every high school arc strictly tradition; but what do they really tell about the person receiving the award? When considering the graduating seniors ol 1983, more personally revealing “awards" come to mind. Here arc just a few: Best: Quarters Players: Steve Budd and Angela Meincckc Female Mud Wrestlers: Lisa Kite and Gwen Puckett Demolition Drivers: Mike Johnson and Dcna 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 Lujcan Kreisncr Replace Brooke As The New Calvin Model: Jay Stricklcn Become Indy Drivers: Diana Adams and Staci Hail Do “Fcclin’ 7-Up" commercials: Oscar Moreno and Dexter Webb Have 9 Kids: Christy Mata Become Tag-Team Champs Of Houston Wrestling: Mark Schindler and Nick Della Pena Headline The Society Page: Jacquc Snow and Kenny DiCcsarc Carry a Lunchbox To Work: Henry Bransford Guest Star on Hee-Haw: Mike Garrett and Karen Pollard Become A Reporter For the Enquirer: Olga Aljure Beat His Wife: At Fernandez Beat Her Husband: Missi Steele Wear White At I'heir Weddings: Kristi Skinner and Laurie Boydstun Star In The Broadway Production Of Hair Ruthic Garcia 28 ClassesWilson. Nikita Wilton. Jeff Winslow. Holly Winston. Jeremy Wise, Alisa Wood. Anthony Woodall, Nolan Woodring, Rene Woods, Carol W right, Cynthia Yee. Anna Yeyille, Maria Yi. Mum Young. Jelisa Young, Tracy Seniors 29We made il through these four years together - Jacquc Snow. Angela Meincckc. Cindy Benis. and Linda Harrover. D. Adams photo Who said "Three’s a crowd?" • Shonda O’Brien. Christy Mata, and Olga Aljure. L. Bodvstun photo. The Beauty and The Beast - Which is which? Joe Primo and Sandy Clark. C. Benis photo Celebrating her last year of Rcvcllicrs - Senior Colleen Baker. C. Bell photo Modeling full Commando Gear is the senior class secretary Diana Adams. M. Steel photo 30 Classesoing his famous Elephant man impersonations is newspaper editor llan Dcluke. C. Bell photo Future Bunnies ham-it-upat Bear Creek Park. Front: Terri Brockman. Kristi Skinner, and Christy Mata. Standing: I.aurie Bodystun. RuthicGarcia. and Sandy Clark. S. Mail photo Notorious food lorer Micheal Garrett is caught in the act. D. Adams photo Hot shot Senior hoopstcr shows his form. Al Toto Fernandez. C. DuPlain photo “Hook 'em Horns'’ - Debbie Strube. C. Bell photo. ainera shy Seniors strike again. Shonda 'Bricn. Tamiko Dunn. Staci Hail, Sandy Clark, lissi Steele, and Angela Meinicke. D. Adams toto The three stooges take a wife. Kenny Dicesare. Sandy Clark. Robert Molloy, Angela Mcinccke. Derek Dunaway, and Shonda O'Brien. D. Adams photo Seniors 3132 Classes “All this and money too” Senior class officers Julia Perry, president; 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 Puff were some of the biggest fundraisers. Diana Adamscommcnts, “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 much." Missi adds, “Without class participation we couldn't have done it.” by: Laurie Boyds tun Missi Steele C. Duplain photo Julia Perry C. Duplain photoEnd - of - the - year BASH Neither mud nor flood nor torrential rain could keep the seniors of ’83 from partying at the Schindler ranch on May 21. Laurie Boydstun, Nick Della Pcnna, and Mark Schindler threw one ‘hcckuva’’ party. We Seniors left the driving to Greyhound as the fun began on the way to Schulcnburg. Although nany other drivers were forced to pull over due to adverse weather :onditions, the two Greyhounds fearlessly drove onward loaded with their passengers who, by the way, were somewhat ignorant to the weather conditions outside due to the partying conditions inside. frying lo balance herself - Angela Meineckc. C. DuPlain jhoto We arrived to find a violent storm in progress - but as they say, a little water never hurt anybody. 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 rapids” in innertubes. Some played shuffleboard, putt-putt, and basket- ball, while others went fishing. But, the “highlight” of the evening was the big mixed-doubles tennis match . Though Steve Budd and Smiling for (hecamera- Wayne LaPlantcand Kristen Hanst. S. Schindkr photo Friends Forever - Mindy Campbell. Cindy Bcnis. and Christy Mata. D. Schindler photo Cindy Benis put up a gallant fight, Derek Dunaway and Stephanie Kubecka took home the trophies. The food was fantastic and the music was even better. It blared throughout the party with great hits like Mark Schindler’s favorite song “Pussycat”. Why, we even heard our class song played for the first and only time this year. From 10 a.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 Pit) ing water basketball - Nick Della Pcnna. Mike Johnson, and Ken Martinez. C. DuPlain photo Hosting the party were Mark Schindler. Laurie Boydstun and Nick Della Penna. J. Della Pcnna Photo Schindler Party 33Go To The Head Of The Clas: 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 that goal. 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 arc the top 1 %, the Magna Cum Laudes are the top 5 % and the Cum Laudes arc the top 15% 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 Strubc Eric Stamm - VALEDICTORIAN, Nancy Ordonez - SALUTATORIAN. SUMMA CUM LAUDES- Row 1: Helen Chang, Yui Choc, Sally Dipasupil. Row 2: Jeff Bryant, Nancy Ordonez, Atul Shah, E Stamm. 34 Seniorsf AGNA CUM LAUDES- Row 1: Ailan Ngo, Eugenia Algaze. Anna Yce, Alice Cheng, Gitanjali Kanchi. Kristen Hanst, herri Zaragoza. Row 2: Karen Grcmminger, Lee Alford, Graham Gamble, Manish Gandhi, Jeff Wilton, T rey Rutherford, lichael Chow, Karen Gray. ;UM LAUDES- Row 1: Theresa Drummond. Pamela Quach, Howard Sperling. David Hare, Jim Placettc. Row 2: Ingrid aaboul, Debbie O’Shaughnessy, Felccia Scales, Diana Adams, Kristi Skinner, Loc Vo. Nccna Sinha, Janice Kelly, Pam lorille, Brena Baumann. Cathy Bell. Row 3: Debbie Strubc, Lisa Howell, Terri Brockman, Missi Steele. Ruthic Garcia. )cbbic Wiener. Lori Reed, Khiem Ngo, Greg Kelly, Charles Stinneford, Allan Dclukc. Row 4: Chris DuPlain, David )’Donnell, Anthony Wood. David Watts, Steve Becker, John Lumlcy. Paul Smith, Tommy Choung. John Grantham, Binh 'ruong. The Few, The Proud VALEDICTORIAN Eric Stamm SALUTATORIAN Nancy Ordonez SUMMA CUM LAUDE Atul Shah Long Nguyen Sally Dijxisupil Faith Chang Yui Choe Jeff Bryant Helen Chang MAGNA CUM LAUDE Lee Alford Eugenia Algaze Alice Cheng Michael Chow Graham Gamble Manish Gandhi Karen Gray Karen Gremminger Kristen Hanst Huong Ho Gitanjali Kanchi Gaye LaRose Ailan Ngo Trey Rutherford Sana Saoud Jeff Wilton Anna Yee Sherri Zaragoza CUM LAUDE Diana Adams Debbie Baker Brena Baumann Steve Becker Cathy Bell Terri Brockman Hoi Cheong Ingrid Daaboul Shreyas Darji Allan Deluke Theresa Drummond Chris DuPlain Ruthie Garcia John Grantham David Hare Lisa Howell Greg Kelly Janice Kelly Lisa Kite Rebecca Krembs Peter Kuffel Yi Shio Kuo John Lumley Kyle McCreary Pam Morille Khiem Ngo Can Nguyen Phuong Nguyen David ODonnell Debbie O’Shaugnessy Jim Placette Pamela Quach Lori Reed Jennie Salazar Felecia Seales ■ Neena Sinha Kristi Skinner Paul Smith Howard Sperling Missi Steele Charles Stinneford Debbie Strube Binh Truong Loc Vo David Watts Debbie Wiener Anthony Wood Leon Yasay Karl Yust Honors 35Adams. Elizabeth: National Honor Society II. 12: Jr. Aeh. 9. Spanish Club 12: Fellowship of (Tinman Athletes 10. II. 12; Band 9. Varsity Track 9. 10. II. 12; Cross Country 10. II. Var. 12; Powder Puff 11. 12; Class Treasurer 9. 10. II. 12. Adams. Lon- Track 9. lO. Cross Country 9.10: Art Club 12: I rama Oub 12; Main Event» 12. Alford. Lee: Spanish Club II; National Men! Commendation; NEMA winner. A1tut. Eugenia: Math Oub 9. 12. Literary Outv Magazine 11,12; Band 9. 10. II. 12; National Honor Society II. 12 Treasurer, Student Congress 12; Ph sxs Oub 12 Pres; Powder puff 11.12; 1st place "Voices" Poetry Coolest. 5th place Calculus-lee College. 4th place Comp. Sci.-Lee College. Aljure. Oita: Blue Battalion 9. Rcvellicrs 10. II. 12; Powder Puff 11. 12; Winter Wonderland 10. II. 12 Allison, Maryso: Band 9; Drama. 10; Revelliers II; Student Congress (2. Alvin. Lee: So. Oub 10. Main Events 12; Fr. Oub II; Lai. Oub 12; Drama 12; Choir 10. II. 12; Dist. Choir II; 1st Div. Solo Ensembtc 10. Newspaper 9. Anderson. Came: Choir 10. 11. 12. Anderson. Karen: Mkt. and Dist, 12 Battalion 9. Atleberry. Ginger. Pep Squad 9. 10. HOSA Parliamentarian 12:1st HOSA Arca II; 2nd HOSA Area Par. Procedure; 5th HOSA Skills Contest. Avery. Greg: Sp. Oub 12; Football 9; Basketball 10. 11; All Toum. Var. Basketball Ayres. Chris Drama 9-12; Thespian Society 10-12; Mam Events Pres. 12. NFL 12; Best Supporting Actor 10. Best Actor II; Outstanding Per. Oral Interp. II; Outstanding Per. II; UIL Ooc-Act Play All-Star Cast ll;UILOnc-Act Play Hon. Mention 12; Most Talented 12. Baker. Colleen: Battalion 9; Revelliers 10. 11. 12; Student Congress 12; Young Life 10 II. 12; Yearbook 12: Powder Puff II. 12; "Who's who among American High School Students" II; Home Rm. Rep. l2; Prom Com. 12. Ball. Kathy: Battalion 9. Revelliers 10. 11; Cheerleader 12. Barksdale. Wayde: Spanish Oub 12; Foothall 10.11.12; Powder Puff 12. Barrett. Tami: Cheerleader 9. 10. Track 9. 10. 11. Bates. Renee: FrenchOub9,10.1 l-Tres.. l2-Pres,:ScienccOub 10; Student Congress 12; Literary Mi . 10.11-Sec ; Computer Math Oub II; Basketball 9.10. Powder Puff II. 12; Main Events II; Newspaper 12; Physics Oub 12: Speech and Drama 9.10. Speech Excellence Award 9. Baumann. Brena: Yearbook 10. 11 -Asst. e L. 12-ed ; Christian Student Union 9.10. Pres. 11.12; NHS12; Student Congress 12; Drama and Speech 9. Quill and Scroll 10. II. 12; Powder Puff 12; Cum Laude. Bell. Dcna: Battalion 9. Revelliers 10. II. 12. Becker.Steve: NHS 11.12; FCA 11.12; Football9.10.11.12 Varsity. Basketball 9. Bell. Cathy; Drama 19. II. 12; NHS II. 12; Quill and Scroll II. 12; Main Events 12; Physics Oub 12-Sec.; Powder Puff II. 12; Yearbook and Newspaper Photographer. Dsvmg 9. 10. Varsity. Benis. Cindy; Basketball 9. Powder Puff 11.12; Junior Achievement; Homeroom Rep, 12. Bennett. Robert: V«a II. 12; Most Outstanding Achievement in Building Trades. Bercndt. Jennifer OEA 12: Yearbook staff 12. Bemey. Cathy: Powder Puff 12; Gymnastics team . Beury. John: Spanish Oub II. 12; Powder Puff 11. 12. Beveroth. Anne: Drama Oub 9. 10. I l-Pres. 12; Forensics 9. 10. Thespians 9. 10. 11. 12; State Forensic Award 9. 10; UIL Best Actress Zone II. Beyer. Vernon: Science Oub II; Jets 12. Bhatl. Manos: Math Oub IO. Jets 10; Physics 10; Baseball 9. Bit , Ken: Mark, and Dist. 12. Baseball 10. 11. Blankenship Kim: Revelliers 10.11.(apt 12; Battalion9. Yearbook AD Section ed. 12; Powder Puff II. 12; Who's Who of HS Students 11; Winter Wonderland Court 12; Homeroom rep. 11; Student Con 12. Bolmanski. William: 1CT II. Trea. 12. Boogers. Carol: Battalion 9; VOCT 11.12. Bono, Toni: Marching Band 9. 10. II. 12; Concert Band 9. 10: Symphoaic Band 11.12; Stage Band 12: Rags 11.12; Division I Class II So o and Ensemble 11: Division I (lass I Ensemble Bolhager. Neva: Track 9. 10; Art Oub 9. Bounds. Beth: CSU IO. Ramrollers 9. Nat. Society Distinguished Am High School Students 10-12 Dist. Choir II, 12;GirhChoir Pres. Il7 Boydstun. Laurie: FCA 10-12: Battalion 9. Young life II, 12; Yearbook 12; Track 9-12; Cheerleader 10-12; Powder Puff II. 12; Class Fav. 10. II; Homecoming Duchess II; Homecoming Queen 12; Who's Who Among Am. High School Students 12; Miss EHS 12; Homeroom Rep 11. 12. DeBruyn. Elana: Choir Club . Della Penna. Nick; FCA II. 12. Foothall9-12; Baskcthall9. Powder Puff II. 12; Fdothall Hon Men ; Winter Wonderland Dance King 12. Dement. Robin: Volleyhill 9-12; Basketball 9-12; VOE II. Desai. Amit: Physics Club 12; JETS Oub 12; Indus Arts 12 DeSou a. Marceio: Yearbook II; VICA 12; Jrd Place Dist. En 12. DiCcsare. Kenneth: DECA 12; Surfing Oub 9-12. Dillin Bryan: Band 9-12; Tennis 10.11; Powder Puff Blue Bombers 12. State Solo Ensembk 11; 1st Dist. Soto Ememblc 9-10. Dimitroff. Felicia: CVAE Sec. 12; Jr Aeh II. Dipasupil. Salty Speech and Drama 10-12 V. Pres 12; Math Oub 9-12 Trcs. 10; Sci Oub 11; NHS 11.12; Most Likely ToSixceed 12. Dixon. Tanya: Band 9-12; Student Council: Dist Bard 9.10; 1st Div. Solo Ensemble 12. Docfcins. Michael: Football 9-12. Soccer 11: Wrestling 11; Swimming 11: Traci II. Drummond. Theresa: Student Con 12; NHS II. 12; Young Life 12; Volleyball 9-11 Mgr 11; Baskelball Mp. 9. Powder Puff 11.12; Rodeo Art 2nd Place 12; Art Award 9 DAR Award 12. Dura way. Derek: Football 9; Basketball 9-12; Most Spirited II Dunn. Tamtko: FCA 9-12 Sec. 12; Volleyball 9: Basketball 9-12; Cross-Country IO-l2;Tr»ei9-l2 Powder Puff II. 12; Basketball 2nd Team All-Dirt. 12; 3rd Team All-Greater Hous. 12. Most Athletic. 12. Du Plain. (Tins: Ramrollers II. 12: Yearbook Photographer 10-12; NaL Merit Schol. Finalist 12; Math Oub 9, Journalism Award 12. EngelLisa Batulion 9. Revelliers II. 12; NHS 12; Revelliers Sec. Escobar. Daniel: Soccer 9-11; Basketball 9. Soccer 12. Escobedo. Rachel: Powder Puff 11. 12; Revelliers Mp. 12. Espinosa Dina: Band 9. IO. Sp. Oub 9. Volleyball Mgr. II. 12; Powder Puff II, 12: 1st Race Sola Ensemble. Exit. Peter, Diversified Sound 12; Art Oub 11. 12. Fernandez, Ai: Baseball 9. Basketball 9-12. FJoces. Danny Indus. Arts Oub 12 V. Pres. 12; Football 9. II, 12; Jr. Homeroom Rep Folic. Paul: VICA 11. 12; Football 9. Baseball 9. 2nd Place Strut. Drawing Dist; II; 2nd Place Pipeng Drawing Dist 12. Fort. Mike: Foothall 9. Mp. 10. Gaalla Arun: Sci. Oub 11-12; JETS 12. Gamble. Graham: NHS 12; Powertift Team 9. Beat All Around En I Outstanding Aeh. Acct. 11; 1st m Class Physics 10. Gandhi. Mamsh: Fr. Oub 9. Math Oub 10-12. NHS 12. Garcia. Rulhie: Speech and Drama 9. IO. Revelliers Rep. 11 Pres. 12; Battalion 9. NHS 12; Young Life 11. 12; Newspaper 12; TARS II; Yearbook 12; Powder Puff II. 12. Most Spirited 12. Gainer. Tracey. Band 9-11; Powder Puff 12. Garrett. Mike: Football 9-12; Baseball 9. IO. Basketball 9. 10. Gilbert, lori: FHA-HERO Pres. II; HOSA Par 12; Chosr 10-12; Powder Puff 11. 12; HOSA Par Pro. Award. Drama Oub 9. Go. Wing Hon Mkt. and Dot. Oub 11.12. Gonzalez. Neisy Track 9. 11; Powder Puff 11; 12. Gonyea. Belinda German Oub 10. II. Grantham. John: Math Oub 12; Sci. Oub 11.12; Speech and Drama Oub II. 12; NHS 12; Lit. Mag 12; Jr. Aeh 9. Physics Oub 12; Outstanding Biology Award; NFL; Jr. Aeh. V. Pres. Grasoo. Angela: Powder Puff 12. Gray. Karen: NHS 12: Student Con 12; Volley ball 9-12; Bowling 12 Sr. Homeroom Rep. Green. John: Tennis ; Baseball ; 1a State Tennis Toum Grcmminger. Karen: NHS II. 12;Swimming9-11; Am. Hist. Award 9. Guidry. Brian: Art Oub 12. 9. HaiL Sttci: Sp. Oub 12; Powder Puff II. 12; Swimming 9. 10. Hanst. Kristen. Student Con 9-12 N HS 12; Battal ion 9. Revelliers 10, 12; Tennis 9. Hart. David: Math Oub 12; Comp. Oub 12; Physics Oub 12. NHS 12; German Club 10. II; Blue Bombers 12; Beta Oub 9. Football 12; Soccer 12; School Scrv. Award 9. Re All-Sutc Band 9. Hart . Tim. VICA Pres. II; Pres. 12. Football 9. Heims. Julie: DECA 11; Traci 9. Cross Country 10.12; Powder Puff 11. 12. Henry. Theresa: Choir 11,12. Hernandez.Catalina: Sp Oub 9. IO. Intern. Oub 10. RidingOub 9.10. Swimming II. 12. Hinton. Quint: Football 10-12. Basketball 10. Ho. Huong: NHS 9-12; Lit. Mag. 12. Hoang. Kelly Fr Oub 12: HOSA 11.12; Powder Puff 11. Hodge. David: VICA 11.12; Football 9. Mahoney. Bridgcl Rcvcll.cn II. 12; Battalion 9. Powder Puff 12; Disk Choir lit Div. Ensemble: Winter Wonderland Queen; Sr. Homeroom Rep. Manfrc. Julie Powder PufT II. 12; Cheerleader 10-12 Head 12; Battalion 9, Nominated for All-Am Cheerleader 12; Homerooen Rep. II. Martinez. Carolina: Choir 9. Martinez. Daniel: lit Place Award in World HiiL 10. Martinez. Ken: Bard 9-12; Stage Band 11. 12; Golf IO. Soceer 12; Powder PufT 11. 12. Martinez, (hear Football 9. 10 IUd.etb.ill 9. Maine, John: Indust. Tech. 12; Football 9-12; Track 9-10. Student Com. 10. II. Mata. Christ). Yearbook 12; Battalion 9; Cheerleader 10 Powder PufT 11. 12. Mathiasoei. Tony: Foothall 9-12; Baseball 9-12; Golf 12. Mathur. Antali: FHA 12; Powder PufT 12. McCoy. Lee Ann: Drama Club 9-12; Newspaper Photographer 11. I i; Quill and Scroll 11.12; Powder Puff 11.12. Acad Ev Photo». II. McGaughy. Adele: DECA II. 12; Pres. 12; Powder PufT 12. Meador. Glenn: Indust Tech. Oub 12. Meek . Karen: FCA 10. 11; Volley bull 9; Track 9.10 Crosscountry 10. Trainer for Football. Volleyball Soccer, and Basketball. Memeckc. Angela. DE II; Choir 9. 10 Young Ltfc 10. II. 12; VoUc tall 9. Diving 10 Powder Puff 11. 12. Homeroom Rep. Meyer. Denise: Young Life 9. IO. Powder Puff 12. Middaugh. Robert. Basketball 9-12; Hon. Men. All-Dist. 12; Short Story Semi-Fm, 12. Miller. Rhonda: Volleyball 9-12; Golf 9-11; Powder PulT II. 12; Homeroom Rep. 12. Mikei Jim: Baseball 9. 10 Football 9. Mmr.xk. Janie: Basketball II. Mock. Kathy: Choir 10. 12; Drama and Speech 9. 10 Encore 12; Student Cong. 9. IO. Volleyball 9; Powder Puff 11. 12; 1st Div. Sotcv'Fnsemble 10. Molloy. Robert: Young Life 10-12; IUsketball9.10. Powder PulT 11. 12; Baseball 9. Winter Wonderland Court 9-11; Short Story Semi-Finalist 12; Class Fav. 9. Homeroom Rep. 9-12. Moreno. Oscar Basketball 9-12. Morgan. Terri: Student Cong. Rep. 11; Sec. 12; Battalion 9. Revelliers 10-12; Miss Tex Drill Team Finalist 12; Most Talented 12. Morrill. Troy; VICA II. 12; Tennis 10. Monlle. Pam: Comp. Sci. Oub 10-12; Student Cong. 12: Battalion 9. Revelliers 10-12; Pcmder PulT II. 12; NHS 12. Morse. Mxhelmc: DECA Treas 12; Fr. Club 9. Debate 10: Band 9. Mulford. Marce: Band 9-12; 1st Div. Soto Enscmblc 9-11. 12; All-Dist Band; All-Region Band Musi I. Vivian: HOSA 12. Ngo. Khsen: Math Oub 10-12; Fr. Oub 10-12; NHS 12. Ngo. Toloan: Fr. Club 12. Nguyen. Dzung Fr. Oub 9. Physics Oub 12. Nguyen. Long; Math Oub 9. 10. 12 Treas. 10. V. Pres. 11; Sp Oub 12: NHS 12: USNMA in Alg Dist Wmncr Number Sense; 1st Place Hous Univ. Nguyen. Yung: VICA II. 12; 5th Eng. Slulls 12; 1st Pro). Drawing. 2nd Pro. Drawing Nunez. Marfcnnc: Basketball 9-12; Volleyball 9-12. Nunnery. Tony: VICA II. 12. O'Brien. Shonda Batulion 9. Student Cong 12; Young Life; Powder PufT 12. O'Donnell. David: Foothall 11; Track 11.12; NHS 12; Homeroom Rep. 12. Ogle. Brenda: Sp. Oub 12. Dchite 12; Track 10. 11. Osorio. Edward Jr. Aeh. II Ordonez. Nancy: Set. Oub 12; NHS 12: Mcnt Awards Phy. Set; Eng. I. II; Alg I. II. III. I V;Sp. II. Ill: Trig Acvt, Bio. I; USNMA Math Award; USNMA Eng Award. Yearbook I a Ourskr. Marcie Band 9-12; Powder PufT 12. Pandya. Himanshu: Biology Oub 9 10; Math Oub 12. Parks. Ron me: Sci. Oub 11.12 Hist Chess Club 12; JETS Pres 12; Math Oub 12; Physics Oub 12; Sp Oub 12; CSU 12; Outstanding Aeh. Alg I; Outstanding Aeh. Env. Sci; 1st Jk 2nd Race City-Wide HS Chess Toum. 12 Pavlicek. Arnold. Chess Oub 12; Math Oub 10. Perry. Julia: Student Cong 10-12; Young Life 10: Drama Oub 10. Revelliers ll;GSL if, 12; Powder Puff 11.12; Who's Who. Sr. Class Pres.; Cheerleader 9. Student Council Sec. 9. Petersen. Fred: Student Coog 9. 10. Band V. Pres. 12. Band 9-12; Soccer 12: Dist. Band 12; Outstanding Muuoanihip Award Sam Hous St Univ. Jazz Feat.; 1st Div. Soto EnicmMc II. 12. Pham. Mai: DE 12; VOE 12. Pham, Vicm: Football 9-12; Soccer 12. SchcfTcr. Renay: VICA 11.12; Dist Choir 10.1st Place VICA Draft Contest (Din ); 1st Place Draft. (Stale) 10. 1st VICA Draft. 11; 3rd Place Dist. Draft. 12. Schindler. Mark: FCA 9-12. Football 9-12; Baseball 9-12; All-Dist. Hon. Men. Football 12; Winter Wonderland Court II, 12. Schmidt. Enrtquc: Sp. Oub 2; VICA 12. Scott. David: Baseball 9-12. Hon, Men Pitcher. Shah, Atul: Math Oub 9-11; V. Pres II; Band 9-12; V, Pres. II; Drum Major 12; JETS 11: NHS 11. 12. Pres 12; Fr. Oub9-12; Mam Events II. Blue Bombers 12. Baseball 9. 10. Ramrollers 10-12; US Aeh. Academy Nat. Awards Fng. Trig .Outstanding Student Biology. French. Ele. Analysis. Highest score on NEDT; Outstanding Writer Jr. Class; Outstanding Musician; Band 1st Divs Shitlcr. Brian: Wood Rep. Tex. Imlust Arts Also. 12; Football 9-12; Outstanding Student: Machine Woods IB 12: Metals 2B 12; Drafting IB 12. Simon. Mairim: Sp.Oub2J;OEA 11.12. Pres 12; Student Cong 12; Powder Puff II. Smderv Stephen HECE Hist II. Sinha. N'eena: Batulion 9. Revelliers II. 12: Student Cong 9. Rep.-Hist. 10. Treas 11; V.-Prcs 12; Math Oub 9-11; Speech and Drama Oub 9. 10. Lit Oub II; Powder PulT 11.12; NHS 12; Outsunding Ach Speech 9. Intern Thespian Society 10. Skinner. Kristi: FCA 10-12; NHS 11.12; Volleyball 9-12; Basketball 9-11: Track 9-12; Powder PulT II. 12; Fr. Fav.; Homecoming Court 12. Most Humorous 12; Sr. Homeroom Rep. Smith.Came: Drama 10. FHA II. 12; Young Life II;Powder Puff II. 12: Ramrollers II. 12; Home Ee. Ach Award II; FHA V. Pres. II; Pres. 12; Sr. Homeroom Rep. Smith, Paul: NHS 11. 12; Drafting Oub 12. Geom Award 10. Smith. Richard: Jazz Band 9. Ski Club 9. Track 9. 10. Foothall 9. 10. Soow. Jacuue: Student Coog 12; DE 11; Powder Puff 11,12. Sorfcy. Karla Band 9-12; Stage Band 9-12; Pres 12; Band Fr. Rep. 9. Band Sweetheart 12; Powder Puff II, 12; Ramrollers 11. Sperling Howard; NHS 12; German Oub 11. 12. Nat Mcnt Schol. Commended Scholar. Am Hist. Award 10. Summ. Eric Sp Oub 9-12 V-Pres II; JETS II. 12; NHS II. 12; Physics Oub 12. Ramrollers 10. Outsunding Ach in: Phy. Sci. Bio. AOP Spanish: NEDT Award IO. Academic Excellence Award Eng 10. Valedictorian; Nat. Eng Merit Award 12; US Nal Math Award II. Steele. Missi: FCA Treas 10. 12; FCA 10-12; NHS 11. 12; Student Coog 10-12; Cross Country 9-12; Powder PufT 11,12; Track 9-12; Cum laudc. Jr.. Sr. Class Sec. Stinncford. Charles Drama Oub 10-12 Pres. 12; NHS 12; Student Cong ll;GSL 11: Intern. Thespian Society II. 12; Pres Troupe •2548; Tennis 10; Awards: Am Hist. 9. Phy. Sci.9. Fr. II9. Most Promising Young Actor 10. Am. Legton Boys State 11: All-Star Cast (Zone) 10. All-Star Cast (Area) 10. Hon Men. All-Star Cast (Dill.) 10. Hon. Men. All-Star Cast (Zone) II; Honor Thespian Stokes. Lisa: Bio. Award 10. Stone, Selena: Honor Society 9. 10. Tennis 9. 10. Choir II. Strack. Nadine: Booster Oub 9. Basketball 9. Stncklan. Jay: Basketball II. 12: 2nd Team AII-Disl 12; Most Humorous 12. Strubc. Debbie: Battalion 9. Revelliers 10-12 Treas. 12; Ramrollers 10 12; NHS II. 12; Yearbook II. 12; Student Cong 12; Sr. Homeroom Rep. NEDT Award 10. Cum Laude; Young Life 11. 12; Powder Puff 11. 12. Swift. John: Band 9-12; Young Life 10-12; Blue Bomber II. 12. Taylor. Justus: Band 9-12; Stage Band 12; Powder Puff II. 12; Drama . Taylor. Jerry: Battalion 9. Jr. Aeh. 9-11; Rocky Ram Mascot 10 Tcmpfm. Dale: Auto Mcch, 11.12: Football 9. 10 Terry. Melissa: Basketball 9. Volleyball 9. Sec. Fr. Class. Thomas. Shcrly: Sci. Hub 9. HOSA 11.12: Student Cong 9.10. Sp. and Drama 10 Track 9. Outstanding Fr. Rep. Townsend. Darry l: Track 9-11; Cross Country 10. Torres. Angel: Baseball, Swimming. Tranum. Linda: Main Events 10. Young Life 10. 12. Traselter, Kirk Auto Mceh. II. 12; Soph. Class Fav. Tran. Hoa: Sci. Oub 9. Fr. Oub 10.11; Drama 10. HI A 9. Track 9. Batulion 9. Revelliers II. 12. Truong Binh: Math Oub 11; Sp. Chib 11: Sci. Club II; NHS II. 12; Outsunding Aeh. Alg 9. Tucker. Jim Phy sacs Oub 12 Treas. 12; Sp. Oub 9. Football 9. 10. Basketball 9, Track 9. Von Gilder. Susan Band 9-12. Golf 10 Vo. Loc Math Club 9-10. Physics Hub 12; Tennis 9. 10 Vo. Nancy: Fr. Oub 9. Math Oub 9. 10. Volley ball 9. 10 VooDeRau. Kim: Band 9. 10 Choir II; Yearbook 12. CD g o 00 CD 3 o l-tievements Senior Achievement Senior Achievements 37The scene many have been waiting for, the entrance to the Grand Ballroom of the Adams Mark Hotel. om of 1983 4' dfof SU ScKool’ nxftuvd.i iKe turnout tfout ptVAcncc ul 3h S enioT 3 om on Salut atj cCcuimj, jou-tteenlft ?)ttuctacu kutu)te3 atu) eujMtj-lKtcc at cujKj o etoefe (feam’o 9lt«t ffCotcf fKouoton, C exao Hamming it up are prom partyers Marie Abaya, Allan Delukc. Brcna Baumann. Christy Mata. LcAnn McCoy. Cathy Bell. Debbie Strubc. Ruthi Garcia. Colleen Baker, Terri Brockman, Laurie Boydstun, Peter Kuffel, Kim Blankenship, and Beth Gillum. Dancing well into the night, seniors and dates enjoy the music. 38 Seniors5retty dresses, Romance Dn Vlay 14th Prom - the most glamorous event of a high “hool student's life. It is a night filled with jicitemcnt and good memories. This year’s fam was no exception. ,The day begins with a morning and Itcmoon of picking up your date’s corsage or butonnicrc. receiving the neatly pressed ixedo, or getting your hair done with baby’s rcath. Next the final steps are taken in ireparing for the funfilled evening. The weeks in advance are filled with nticipation by all. Dresses and tuxedos arc rdcrcd far in advance to fit each individual’s istc. The popular question, ’’Who are you Ding to prom with?’’ can be heard in the halls hd classrooms. Proms arc something jiat seniors will long member. The class of ’83 lade this prom unique and in for all. y: Debbie Strube and folleen Baker '4 He sure looks nice in his tux!’’ says Kim Blankenship to Olga Aljure. Enjoying a dessert of strawberry cheesecake are seniors and dates at table three. '"wo wild and crazy people! Troy Lovetro and erri Brockman. Vdmiring each other’s company arc Laurie ioydstun and Roger McCarthy. While force feeding each other, David Walker and Olga Aljure enjoy dinner. Of course we are having a good time! Renee Bates and date. Prom 39That Magical Event: PROM One of the back tables smiles for the camera man. This table looks happy and ready to dance. Enjoying the main course arc four lovely couples. Scholastic Portraits photos 40 SeniorsThese 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. 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 Casiplc. Prom 41Senior Favorites Dexter Webb and Laurie Boydstun Mr. and Miss Elsik School 42 Seniors Most Beautiful and Handsome Linda Harrover - Most Beautiful Joe Primo - Most Handsome and Most Friendly Most Friendly Kim Kao - Most Friendly Senior Favorites 43Most Spirited Ruthie Garcia and Derek Dunaway - Most Spirited Most Athletic Chris Tucker and Tamiko Dunn - Most Athletic 44 SeniorsMost Likely to Succeed Sally Dipasupii and JcfT Bryant - Most Likely to Succeed Most Talented Terri Morgan and Chris Ayres - Most Talented Kristi Skinner - Most Humorous Most Humorous Jay Stricklen - Most Humorous Senior Favorites 45Trey Rutherford anxiously awaits hisdiplo S. Lackey photo Class President Julia Perry gives her speech. S. Lackey photo The 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 with. 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 “goodbyes”. Although most of us will m admit it, we will miss high schoc Elsik holds many memories for i all, both good and bad. The goc ones we will treasure always, tl bad ones we will hopefully be ab to look back on and laug Whichever the case, four of tl most important years of our enti lives were spent at Alief Elsik Hij School. by Ruthie Garci 46 SeniorsWe’re the best as you can see, Senior class of 83! 11 Jewell EIsil| Awards Brena Baumann Karen Gremminger Charles Stinneford Michael Kennedy Award Alice Chang Schoolboard Outstanding Student Awards Jeff Bryant Kristi Skinner ledictorian, Eric Stamm S Lackey photo “Where’s my mom?” Robert Molloy.S Lackey photo Graduation 47Strong 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 arc a 5A school, our competitors arc the largest Houston area schools. Our district 17-5A includes the six Spring Branch schools and of course, our oldest rival. Hastings. The newest sport came this year with soccer; both boy’s and girl’s programs were introduced to the Alicf 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 programs. by Bren a Baumann Warming up for another good game is Janna Walker, Junior. C. DuPlain photo 48 SportsMrs. Coniine referees as our girls Varsity wins again in volleyball. C. Practicing her serve is freshman Thicn DuPlain photo Pham. C. DuPlain photo Sports 49Mighty Ram football season Best of times - worst of time 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 Astrodome. 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 21-14 loss to Hastings at the close of the 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 I .a Plante and the 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 Sports photos Discussing important defensive strategy Coach Plcss and Sammy O'Bricnt. 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 earning Elsik’s first varsity shut-out against Westchester. 20-0. Overall, the combination of talent and sheer determination which was The clasped hands of the olTensc 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 was. by Ruthie Garcia “Touchdown!” signals Mark Carruba as Jeff Bryant tumbles into the cndzonc. rr)Elsik's Earl Campbell: Dexter “Sexy Dexy” Webb! As if posing for “Sports Illustrated," Andrew Bywatcr watches the game on the sidelines. C. DuPlain photos Varsity Houston Lee McCullough Katy Stratford Spring Woods] Northbrook Spring Branch Memorial Westchester Hastings 10-14 27-7 26-12 36-13 f 6-35 20-0 14-21 Varsity Football SIlooking professional, the Mighty Ram offense prepares to run a play. Celebrating in the cndzonc is Jose Mata and Jeff Bryant. “Who’s going to score the most touchdowns this season?” - Jeff Bryant and Dexter Webb. Head Coach Wes Bryant and his starting quarterback Chris Tucker. JV team: Striving for improvement Though this was not necccssarily 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 scries of peaks and valleys and still consistently worked toward building a promising network of players destined to be the future’ Varsity Rams. 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 Varsity.’’ Thanks to a powerful offensive line, quarterback Rusty Skinner has plenty oftimctocomplcte his pass. With the extra effort apparent on his face. Joe Piaz lies in the grasp of hisdcfcndcr. C. DuPIain photos 52 Sports by Ruthic GarciaDisplaying great form. Ernest Frazier is determined to get maximum yardage. Holding the opposition firmly in his grasp is Irvin Dyer. C. Duplain photos Junior Varsity JV Football 53Good prospects for future Rams Elsik’s underclassman teams. Sophomore, Freshman-A.and Frcshman- B, all showed a great deal of one thing: potential. Under the encouragement of their coaches, all teams had productive seasons. The Sophomore football team under coaches Fawcett, O’Keefe, and Corb, finished the season with five winsand 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 downficld. Going over pre-game strategy-Soph. defense and Coach O'Keefe. guarantee them a good future in Els football. Elsik’s Freshman teams also had fail good seasons overall with the A tea having a 4-5-1 record, and the B-tca finishing with a 2-8 record. The teams h, problems with a lack of enthusias during some games, and this combin with minor mistakes due to lack experience resulted in their bei defeated. As the season progresse Coaches Null. Parker, and Nila taught t players to work as a team rather than individuals from seperatc midc schools. by Ruthie Reading the defense coverage, Rodney Smith prepares to pass.Sophomore Houston Lee 0-6 McCullough 6-14 Katy Stratford 20-29| Spring Woods 6-14 Northbrook 16-0 Spring Branch 12-0 Memorial 18-6 Westchester 14-6 Hastings 8-14 ■i Freshman B Houston Lee ullough Katy Stratford Spring Woods Northbrook Spring Branch Memoria! Westchester U-6 8-22 8-0 8-0 6-20 6-14 8-28 0-22 0-0 Hastings Soph.-Freshman Football 55Cheers spread throughout Elsik The 1982-83 chcerlcading 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 hard practices. 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 Obcrthier, cheerleader sponsor, commcnts,“Thc girls are most certainly a select group. They work hard and perform with precision. 1 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, 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 I urie Boydstun Smiling for the camera are Laurie Boydstun and Sandy Lawrence. C. Duplain Photo Old Coach Bryant had a team. . . C. Bell photo Kathy Ball and Mindy Campbell show Build that spirit up! C. Duplain photo emotions at the Hastings game. C. Duplain photo Peek-a-boo! . Kathic Lanigan, Ram Mascot. C. Bell photo 56 SportsJulie Manfrc celebrates the ending of a good cami C Dunlain nhr»tn Cheerleaders stack up spirit. D. Nguyen photo Chris Burt and Dondra Dunaway cheer for the kick-off. C. Duplain photo Cheerleadedrs 57Varsity is second in district The 1982 season l'or 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. 1 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 into shape. 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 Brannan. by Ruthannc Mullins: Michelle Craig decides to show her stuff. C. Duplain photo 58 SportsPassing to l.vnice Lawless is Kristi Skinner 10. The Elsik team attacks lead by spiker Birgitt Hadcrlein. Volk ball Jovera Deer Park Westfield Baytown Lee Dulles UPortc Spring V» oods Stratford Northbrook Spnng Branch Pearland Baytown lee Rayburn Stark Memorial Westchester Waltrip Spring Woods Stratford LaPorte Nederland Kingwood Northbrook Clear Creek Hastings Spring Braneh Memonal Westchester Alvin Madison Bi-District 11-6 12-6 13- 6 14- 6 15- 6 16- 6 17-6 17- 7 18- 7 18- 9 18-8 19- 9 20- 9 21- 9 21-10 22-10 19-11 Volleyball 59JV finishes season strong Junior Varsity ended their season with 18 wins and seven losses. The JV team had such players as Kelly Armbrustcr, Sherre Barrett, Donna Boyne, MaryKay Chambers, Deborah Collier, and Tammy Collier. Also on the team were Diane Dang, Lisa Kruse, Kay Mart ., Laurie McCoy, Teri Packard, Wendi Pena, Carolyn Slay, and Michelle Sumlcr. “I think we had a good season this year. We were strong and had a lot of optimism ’ commented Wendi Pena. Next season will most likely be a good season for Varsity, since some of the 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 Sumlcr. M. Provcnzano ohoto Carolyn Slay. Freshmen The final outcome of Freshman volleyball was a 16-15 regular season and a 8-6 record for District games. Freshman players are Melissa Bage, Bizzy Deckard, Cindy Feakes, Ronda Green, Julie Hulbcrt, Dawn Lynglass, Belinda Moreno, Tracy Walls, Wendie Williams, Michelle Williams, and the “lovable and witty,” coach Glaser. 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 Glaser,” said Bizzy Deckard. by Rulhanne Mullins Carolyn Slay smiles after a good shot. Provcnzano photo Teammates Carolyn Slay and Michelle A demonstration in technique by Coach Glaser. C. DuPlain photo Sumler. C. DuPlain photo 60 Vollev ballAfter a hard game. Laurie McCoy takes a breather. C. DuPlain photo J V member I.auric McCoy sets the ball for the hit. C. DuPlain photo Warming up before the game. M. Provenzano photo. Volleyball 61Varsity falls short After coming off a 25-9 season (11-5 in District), 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 points.” How could a coach go wrong with outstanding Senior players like Karl Yust - 1st Team All District, Jay Stricklcn - 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 Hartfiel replied, “It’s hard to compare teams. Both teams’ strength was team play. And both teams had great Senior players!” Breaking away, Maurice Brown. Photo by C. Duplainl aying it up, Oscar Moreno. Photo by C. DuDlain Over the crowd. Jay Stricklen. Photo by C. Duplain Boys Basketball 63Hoopsters continued from pg. 62 As for next year’s team, the situation looks good. Two lettermen are returning: JefTKeene - 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 Hartfiel, “We expect our team to do well in the District race!” The players on the 1982-83 Varsity Basketball Team were: A1 Fernandez, Derek Dunaway, Oscar Moreno, Steve Budd, Jay Stricklen, David Watts, Karl Yust, Jeff Keene, Robert Middaugh, Scott Harris and Maurice Brown. by John Urbanowicz Robert Middaugh Photo by C. Duplain JV - 2nd in District “This year’s season was as good as we 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 Scott Harris. 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 1 st place in District. But as Coach Scarborough did mention. “We don't know right now how many people will be moved up to Varsity, and how many we’ll get.” by John Urbanowicz ■Whomas Photo by C. Billy Daugherty Photo by-CrDupi i 64 Sports Going for a rebound. Tommy Fallcrom. Photo by C. Duplain Elsik Elsik Elsik Elsik Elsik Elsik Elsik Spring Woods 49 Stratford 40 Memorial 34 Spring Branch 43 Westchester 36 Coach Scarborough and the team. Photo by C. Duplain An easy layup, Robert James. Photo by C. Duplain Junior Varsity Basketball Scores District Games Record 10-4 Boys Basketball 65 T v CHAMPIONS “The 1982-83 Sophomore Boys Basketball team finished this year on a very positive note,” 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 (19-8), and our second goal was to win District (11-3).” The team definitely had a winning season, earning 1st place in District. According to Coach Parker, the three players that had an outstanding year of basketball trowth and maturity were: Jimmy molarz, Danny Bcrglan, and T roy 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 John Urbanowicz Danny Bcrglan. Photo C. DuPlain Laying it up. John Duong. Photo C. DuPlain 1st Year of Elsik B-Ball 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 records. The “A” 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 “A” team were Ty Selcor and E.J. Flores. The Freshman “B” team did somewhat better overall than the “A” 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 Urbanoniez y Selcor. 66 SportsFreshman "A" Basketball Scores District Games Record 8-6 Elsik Elsik Elsik Spring Woods QL' Spring Branch Westchester Hastings Northbrook Spring Woods I rat ford ia! ‘Bm Westchester Hastings Northbrook Freshman “B" District Game Elsik Elsik Elsik Elsik Elsik kctball Sco ecord 12 g W ford rial Branch Forfeit Westchester 20 Hastings 43 Northbrook 31 Spring Woods 21 Stratford 49 Memorial 17 Spring Branch 20 Westchester 28 Hastings 48 Northbrook 40 Boys Basketball 67“Lady Rams” 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 earned 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 respectively. 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 “Lady Rams” 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 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 win!” The girls practiced and played with this thought in mind, and the results were clearly visible throughout their successful season. by Ruthie Garcia and Jo Jones C. Duplain photos "One of these things is not like the other" - Kara Kellogg vs. the Bears team. What form! Jo Jones goes for two as Kelly Armbrustcr looks on. "Jump-ball, get it, get it" - Jo Jones wins the Tamiko I)unn proves the fact that a Ram can out run a bunch of Bears anyday! jump again. 68 SportsV Freeze-frame photography caichcs sophomore sensation Kelly Armbrustcr in action. "Oh I.ord, please make that shot Mar! - Jo Jones to Marlene Nunez. Senior Tamico Dunn putting the moves on a Hastings opponent. Girls Varsity Basketball Hastings Northbrook Spring Woods Stratford Memorial Spring Branch cstchcster i brook ing W, Ilford .'mortal )nng Branch Westchester Hastings Lamar post-dis Var. Girls Basketball 69JV-Frosh Succeed 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 Varsity team. The girls had virtually no problem defeating their opponents including Hastings. They all a rcc that the main reason for their achievements was the superior coaching they received from Bobbie Glaser. 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 their season. Based on their performances this year, the girls show a lot of promise for future JV and Varsity teams. by Jo Jones Surrounded by the Freshman team. Coach Glaser and Coach Bodine discuss the strategy of the game. 70 SportsFreshman Michelle Williams prepares to put the ball back in play. ft : : - Tarai- Girls Frosh Basketball ♦ I . n Hastings S J§ 11-23 Nonhbrook 51-0 Spring Woods 39-11 Spring Branch 40-24 Northbrook 51-3 Spring Woods | 39-11 Spring Branch 28-20 Westchester 23-15 Hastings 18-23 Girls J.V. Basketball Hastings 46-33 Northbrook 28-12 Spring Woods 73-12 Stratford 53-12 Memorial Spring Branch S. 69-15 J 53-16 Westchester 51-24 Hastings 50-44 Northbrook L. 63-16 Spring Woods 65-6 Stratford Memorial Spring Branch 72-32 46-11 40-10 Westchester 66-25 JV-Fresh. Girls Basketball 71Boys track surprises everyone 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 meters. “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 endurance. Other goals of Coach Fawce- are: the use of more weigh training, finishing higher i District competition, and placin more people in Regionals. by Troy Srniti fsDcvlm Dunn Districlinthc400mclerdash The high hurdles was an event in which Elsik placed one member in Regionals. 72 SportsA JV team member out distances his competitor. Boys JV, freshmen keep pace With a look of pain, Kenny McDaniel keeps on pushing. Handing off to Tim Domchick in the 400 meter relay is Curtis Larry. Struggling to win, Garry Cole makes it a close call. 74 Sports Making tracks The Elsik Girl’s Track team 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 1600m run, yet she was still able to finish sixth out of all the milcrs in the Texas 5A. 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 running 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 period. 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 morning 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 100% effort at all times no matter how exhausted they were. Overall, Elsik is knov throughout the state as one of t premier track teams competition. Jolanda Jones especially known for h achievements as she is national ranked in the high jump. T two-mile relay is also national ranked as is the sprint medle Jolanda anchors both tear running with Kristi Skinny Tamiko Dunn, and Wendi Pena the two-mile, and with Dia Adams, Laurie Boydstun, ai Tamiko Dunn in the medley. These girls along with the oth members of the 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 Gan When asked how they feel about track practice. Kristi Skinner and Laurie Boydstun made these expressions. K. Kellogg photo 76 SportsWe all know track star Jolanda Jones has plenty to smile about! “I hate to stretch - it makes me sore!" - Jo Jones. Wendi Pena - Portrait of a Winner. ■v ■ V Girls Track 77 “Smiling makes practice go faster." says Wendi Pena. C. Bell photosMrs. Hatfield displays her beautiful mum. “Not too far Tamara!” - Patti Manry and Tamara Pyles. Another victory for Wendi Pena, two-mile State Champ. Barbi Borah bites down to ease the Moving ahead - Diana Sander. “We WILL win Tamiko!" - Coach Hatfield and Tamiko Dunn. 78 Sports Don’t let me fall. Kara!!” - Kara Kellogg and Kristi Skinner.The results of a four-year track runner-Diana Adams. Heading for the finish line is Missi Steele. Jenny Stinneford and Missi Steele are off to a good start. wins - by a knee! - Ditto Kolbc. out Memorial, Here comes Ditto! - “Ditto" Kolbe. 79Girls cross country “They all had the same goal, but they took different roads to get there," said Marti Hatfield, Girl’s Cross country coach. “We get closer every year, but we just can't win the big one." 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 (4th in State) 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 State." by John Urbanowicz Going over the upcoming races, Jo Jones and Coach Hatfield. C. Duplain photo Jo Jones: A sure winner! For Elsik Junior Jolanda Jones, winning has come easy After beginning her track career late (she started in the cigh grade), 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, t Regionals, State, and even All-American. Two big factors ii Jolanda's track success are Coach Marti Hatfield and Coacl Leonard Fawcett. “I run for myself and Coach Hatfield. Sh gives me a lot of encouragement.” Speaking about Coacl Fawcett, Jolanda says. “I feel he’s the greatest coach in Texas He helps me with the high jump, and that’s my favorit event.” The final goal in Jolanda'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 potential!" by John Urbanowicz 80 Sports I Running for the Olympics, Jolanda Jones. C. Bell photoCross-Country 81We are family!” photo. C. Duplain Preparing for the next race. Dorothy Kolb and Coach Hatfild. Photo. C. Bell Struggling One of the main problems in this “struggling” season was the fact that all the girls were plagued with injuries. As Coach Hathcld said, “One was out after another.” As for next year, the overall picture looks good. Five of this year’s seven runners will be returning next year. Besides this, there will be some prospective freshman runners next year. “If everybody can stay healthy for the whole year, we'll win at State!” by John Vrbanowicz The agony of defeat. Photo. C. Bell Cross-Country 83Get in the swim of things 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 Yard Butterfly. 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 Chcma, and Steve Ward. The season record for the Boy's Team was 4-6. Elsik Diving coach Bob Licber 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 this year. by John Urbanowicz is. C. DuPlain photo. ki JtWWk 84 SportsSwimming Diving 85Senior C athy Hernandez. C. DuPlain photo. Swimming for victory, Stephanie Sorsdal. C. DuPlain photo. Elsik swimmers make all state Finishing the season with a 6-4 record was good enough for 2nd place in District for this year’s 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 1st 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 4th respectively. by John Urbano» icz Elsik’s outstanding girl swimmers! C. DuPlain photo.he finishes in first. C. Bell Photo. Sthephanie Sorsdal. C. DuPlain photo. Swimming Diving 87 •» A As Chad Pollack races with the CLOCK w Coming up for air. Cathy Hernandez Boys golf rebuilds 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 well.” Besides the tough courses, the lack of experience played a major 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 Mchra, Joe Pizzatola, David Smitherman, Billy Payne, Lee Drummond, and Mike Mallay. by JoeI Marino i Practice makes perfect. Vic Mehra J. Marino photo “This fairway will never end." Jay Meyer J. Marino photo “They should put these trees some other place.” Ray Schmidt J. Marino photo 88 Sports“I’m heading for the clubhouse." Ray Schmidt. J. Marino photo Boys Golf 89Girl golfers 2nd in Districl Giving a smile on ihc fairway is Elsik gol Mary Kay Chambers. This year’s four-member Girl’s Golf team placed second in District and ninth in the Regional tournament. “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 time,” she continued. Coach Brannan was asked to describe her top players and their strong points: About Mary Kay Chambers: “Mary Kay’s strongest point is her power; she hits a long ball.Her second strength is that she loves to play.” About Donna Umhocfcr: “Donna’s asset is her intense competitiveness. She has a natural desire to excel and works very hard. She also has excellent concentration.” The four golfers: Donna Umhocfcr, Mary Kay Chambers, Robbye Denson, and Debra Massop are all returning next year. “We should continue to im- prove next year,” said Coach Brannan. “If they play more over the summer and start a little earlier next year, they should lower their scores considerably.” The Elsik Girls Golf team: Mary Kay Chambers. Robbye Denson, Debra Massop. and Donna Umhoefer. 90 SportsSteadying the flag for a putter is Debra Massop. A backward glance at the camera - Donna Umhocfer. Golfing buddies Debra Massop, Donna Umhocfer. and Mary Kay Chambers. Girls Golf 91The first A new sport arrived at Elsik this year Soccer. The Rams competed in District 10AAAAA by first year coach Kevin O'Keefe. The Rams opened the season with a 1 -1 tic 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 gamesof the 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 playofT 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 kick 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 rccicvcd Honorable Mention. Doug Smith and JcfTDoria were elected captains for the year and Daniel Escobar was voted Most Valuable Senior. by Coach Kevin O'Keefe Coaching is no easy job. Kevin O’Keefe. P KufTcl photo Heads up play. Nihn Bao. P. KufTcl photo Showing his district form. Doug Smith. P. KufTcl photo 92 Sports The defensive side of Elsik. SOCCER Westchester 3 2 Stratford 2 1 Perfect shot. Dong Lee G. Wright photo. Soccer is rougher than it looks. Doug Smith. G. Wright photo Soccer 93A 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 Ginny Hare. 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 on their own turf, Tully Stadium, 3-1. A calm coach strolls onto the field. Ms. LaRibeus The teams leading scorer poses for picture. 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 of the three goals. 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, and Stacey Lackey, were all goal scorers. by Jo Jones Genni Hare drives past Spartan Defender This year’s soccer team was the first at Elsik. I’ll pass this one” Bcaticc Escobar 94 SportsWaiting in the rain for the boys game to end. Karen Medar, Gcnny Hare. Goalie Stacey lackey. Girls Soccer 95Inexperienced team rebuilds Elsik’s Boys Tennis led by Chuck Bratka and second seeded Dale Young had a record of 13-2, tying four matches. 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, Dcvinder Panesar, junior, Alex Whigham, sophomore, and Pat Brogan, sophomore. The J.V. team was composed of Keith Hinzc, sophomore, August Carrcll, sophomore, Phillip Mann, sophomore, and Franky Silva, freshman. Also on the J.V. team were Sandeep Narang, freshman, Jason Martinez, sophomore, and Chris Meineckc, freshman. 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, “is the expansion of the girls team from six to nine, the expansion of the freshman team, and to beat Hastings!” by Troy Smith Practice makes perfect for Alex Whigham Chuck Bratka: Elsik’s top swinger For the past three years, Chuck Bradka, junior, has been Elsik’s premier tennis player. A varsity player since hisj freshman year, 16-year-old Chuck has established himself as one of the state’s up-and-coming players. Bom in Omaha. Nebraska, Chuck has been playing tennis for over six years and has participated in tournaments all ovei Texas. For the past three years, he has been playing ir championship divisions and is now ranked 15th in the state 16-year-old’s division. Last summer Chuck went to National Championships ir both Michigan and Nashville and was invited to the Orangt 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 rankec Chris Stanich of Stratford, and 3rd ranked Mark Manet (14-year-old’s division). Aside from being a great tennis player, Chuck works hare to maintain his high grades. Upon deciding the college whicl he will attend, he will be eligible to qualify for a scholarship Chuck adds, “I would like to be a pro, but it's tough. I’ll keep practicing and trying to improve.” In late April Chuck competed in regionals, by placing firsl and second in District, but was beaten in the quartci . „ K. er in Texas, Chuck Bratka, serving, finals. , . , „ left; and ofT-court after a hard practice, right. by Audra Sanchez 96 SportsElsik's top seeded girl. Tracy Kagan practices before a match. Sophomore Dale Young in action. Boys Tennis Spring Branch 3-1 Katy Taylor 2-2 Sharpstown 4-0 Klein 1-3 Klein Forest 1-3 Northbrook 2-2 Katy 7-0 Jersey Village 2-0 Memorial 3-1 Stratford 3-1 Lee 2-2 Hastings 4-0 Westchester 4-0 Springwoods 3-1 Dulles 4-0 Hastings 4-0 Spring Branch 3-1 Dulles 4-0 Northbrook 2-2 Girls Tennis Spring Branch 0-3 Katy Taylor 1-3 Sharpstown 1-3 Klein 0-4 Klein Forest 0-4 Northbrook 2-2 Katy 1-3 Jersey Village 1-0 Memorial 0-4 Stratford 0-4 Lee 0-4 Hastings 1-3 Westchester 1-2 Springwoods 2-0 Dulles 0-4 Hastings 0-4 Spring Branch 2-2 Dulles 1-3 Northbrook 1-3 Boys-Girls Tennis 97. . Hard working boys; girls have rough year’ - Coach Gwyni 98 Sports David Wilson serves an overhand slam. Concentrating on the ball, Anne Mchu prepares to swing.Stepping back to the line. Ale Whigham returns a volley. Playing in a doubles match arc Phillip Mann and Pat Brogan. Girls-Boys I'ennis 99 ,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 (District 8-7), but ended up only in 4th place in District. It all came down to a four-way tic 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 1st Team All-District, and the South All-State Team. by John Urbanowiez Waiting for the pitch, Doug Machalcc. C. DuPlain photo. A quick move to miss the pitch. C. DuPlain photo. George Gonzales at bat. C. DuPlain phot 100 SportsKenny Reese C. DuPlain photo. Mark Rook C. DuPlain photo. Varsity Baseball Scores Season Record 15-10 District Record 8-7 Elsik 9 Stratford 5 Elsik 1 Hastings Spring Woods 11 Elsik 2 4 Elsik 3 Spring Branch 4 Elsik 7 Memorial 6 Elsik 5 Northbrook 2 Elsik 2 Westchester 0 Elsik 8 Stratford 7 Elsik Elsik II 5 Spring Woods Hastings 13 6 Elsik 13 Spring Branch 11 Elsik 13 Memorial s. 8 Elsik 7 Northbrook 0 Elsik 4 Westchester 7 Elsik 2 Hastings 4 Varsity Baseball 101South All-State Team member Chris Tucker. C. DuPlain photo. Andy Marlow. C. DuPlain photo. J.V., a tough season larc Guitierre . C. DuPlain photo. Steve Khan. C. DuPlain nhoto. 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 9-14 (District 5-9), 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 Elsik. by John Urhanowic Right down the pipe. Brandon Harris. C. DuPlain photo. Marc Guilierre . C. DuPlain photo. J.V. Baseball Re Season 9-14. District 5-9 j District (iames Record Elsik 1 Elsik 7 Hastings Hastings Elsik 3 Memorial Elsik 7 Northbrook Elsik 9 Northbrook Elsik 2 Westchester Elsik 7 Stratford Elsik 6 Stratford Elsik 0 Spring Branch Elsik 2 Spring Branch Elsik 1 Spring Woods Elsik 5 Spring Woods Elsik 4 Memorial Elsik 3 Westchester J.V. Baseball 103Moving Pictures Students’ lives 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, moviesare 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 shoppingand working. The longer breaks send students running to the beaches, slopes; and for seniors, visiting prospective colleges. Although some events included in this section aren't school sponsored, most of them are. Homecoming and Powder Puff arc 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 w ith 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 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 104 Student LifeSeniors Christy Mata, Missi Stcclc. and Troy Lovctro wear a wide variety of Halloween costumes. D. Adams photo Decorating the cafeteria arc Seniors Holly Winslow, Doug Smith, and Carrie Smith. C. DuPlain photo Student Life 105S-P-I-R-I-T - ■ “Catching flies Ruthie? Ruthic Garcia performs with the Revelliersat the Homecoming pep rally. C. Bell photo Hoopsters and Seniors show what spirit is all about. Derek Dunaway, Jay Stricklin. Trey Reed. Ingrid Daaboul, Renee Bates, and Alex Ziegler. L. McCoy photo 106 Student LifeLet’s Hear It! “Where’s the recruiting officer?” asks Steve Budd, Derek Dunaway, Trey Reed. Joe Primo, and Alex Ziegler. L. McCoy photo 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 football team. The Revelliers performed at two pep rallies, doing a punk rock routine to “Heartbrcakcr”, and at the homecoming pep rally, performed a football routine to “Rage in the Cage.” At other times, the cheerleaders did skits involving varsity- players that always turned out to be a good laugh. 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 Marter. by Colleen Baker Build that spirit up! - Varsity Cheerleaders. C. DuPlain photo Pep Rallies 107Crowning Achievement Laurie Boydstun 1982 Homecoming proved to be a vci special one for Laurie Boydstun and hi family. Running against four othi well-known senior girls. Kristi Skinner, Line Harrover, Chris Burt, and Kim Kao. Laur was crowned Homecoming Queen. Known throughout Elsik for hi achievements in track and her fricndlincs Laurie seems to possess more than beauty. 1 fact, she is an active varsity cheerleader wh still finds time for FCA. As her good frienc Christy Mata and Yui Choc put it. "Everyor likes Laurie.” As in the previous years. Duchesses wei chosen from each grade level; Lisa Locke, lit; Leslie Lawless. 10th; and Michelle William 9th. All three arc actively involved in schoi sponsored activities. by Yui Choc Lisa IxKke I eslie Lawless Michelle Williams 108 Student Life Homecoming 109Coach Pless encourages the fans to support the mighty Rams The 1982 Band Sweetheart Karla Sorlcy receives the bouquet of roses from Kim Terry, last year's winner. Senior Debbie Strube shows how fun it is to be wearing three mums at the same time. Toni Bono. Robin Romero, and Deidre Chema hurl their flags to perfection during half time. Kris Steele shows off her leg while date Alex Carver is glad to hold it E|sjk fans awajt announccmenl 0f their queen. 110 Student LifeA tradition in Elsik every year, the beautiful mums are a part of Homecoming everyone loves. A Festive Occasion 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 100%. 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. After thegamc, Elsik celebrated its 1982 Homecoming with a successful dance sponsored by the Senior class. It 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. Allinall.asscniorCindy Benissumsitup: “The dance was very enjoyable with many people, and the music was great." by Yui Choe Jose Mata shows who’s number one after a successful defensive play against the Melinda Palmer, Terry Fisher, and Becky Whitington do the Spartans. cotton-eyed Joe on the dance floor. Homecoming 111It 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 Bears. 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 “Beat the Bears!” Even though we lost the game, the Rams put up a good fight against the Bears, with the final score being Bears 21-Rams 14. 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 One! by COLLEEN BAKER Juniors Kara Kellogg, Barbara Benis, Debbie Harris, and Leslie Sims show iheir “Junior Rockers” spirit. C. DuPIain photo. 112 Student Life The Rivalry Continues We've got spirit, yes we do! - Seniors. C. DuPIain photo. Who's the best, in the land? Alicf Elsik Marching Band! C. DuPIain photo.The TRUE pride of Alicf! - Revellicrs. C. Duplain photo "Disco Sammv!” - Sammy O’Brient dances with Rocky Ram Kathic Lanagan. C. Duplain photo Rival Week 113 Tension on the faces of fans shows that “we still believe!” C. Bell photoSENIORS Seniors Unbeaten Each year rivalry between the juniors and seniors reaches a peak during Powder PufT. 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 junior 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 offfor both teams. 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.” by Marie A bay a At halftime. Blue Bombers Brian Dillings, Nolan Woodall. Fred Peterson, and Atul Shah dance to “Do You Wanna Touch.” C. DuPlain photo. Grinding out yardage, Lisa Kite tries to escape Sharon Orsak and Barbara Benis. C. DuPlain photo. At the pep rally, the junior cheerleaders show their undeniable spirit. C. DuPlain Senior offensive players. Maria Ycyillc. Lori P 010- Gilbert, and Cindy Benis, discuss plays during practice. C. DuPlain photo. 114 Student LifeJunior linemen listen to quarterback Dondra Dunaway before she starts the play. C. DuPlain photo. Jolanda Jones lookson as Lynicc Lawless reaches for Kara Kellogg’s flag and Commando Jackie Hurosky runs from the backficld. C. DuPlain photo. The senior cheerleaders flaunt new found pyramid building talent. C. DuPlain photo. Powder Puff 115 uomnr Prince Dauntless (Jeff Montgomery) and the Court arc amazed at Fred’s (Tcri Thornton) extraordinary talents. N. St. Clair photo “Mattress” leaves impression The Drama Department's first major production for this year was the musical "Once U pon A Mattress;” the story of the "Princess and the Pea” jazzed up with music. 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 "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 back. Act two featured a dance that was done by the Jester, with the help of his father's shadow. 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"Mattrcss" feels that it was one of the best productions in Elsik's history.” said Mr. Neil St. Clair, director. Heidi Aydelott said, “1 loved it! it was alot of hard work but it was worth it in the end.” Rodney Cuellar, who played Sir Harry felt. "The show was exquisitely cast and exceptionally directed!” Chris Lundquist. who also had a lead said. “Everyone in the cast was so good to work with.” 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 KinR Sextimus (Chris Hrubesh) watches asQucen Aggra vain (Anne Bcvcroth) gets her just desserts. Chris Evertte and Student Director Lujcan Kricsncr break during tryouts. P. KufTel photo. 116 Student LifePrincess Winnefred (Teri Thornton) demonstrates to Prince Dauntless (JefT Montgomery) her Sally Dipasupiland Brian Rivcsincostumcfor determination to pass any test. N. St. Clair photo. dress rehearsal. C. Bell photo. Drama Play 117The story behind the star “Biggest high in the world for me is to hear an audience laugh and applaud. It’s 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 Price’s 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 of the peak moments in his career was the 1981 State speech tournament. As a result of his outstanding performance playing Dudley Moore in “Beyond the Fringe,” one of the judges beamed that “Dudley deserves an Oscar. He’s 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 rcmincsces, “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 year.” He adds, “Mr. St.Clairc is more than merely a teacher. He’s a real friend who cares alot about the students he works with.” 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 arc quite firm: “I 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: “All the world is a stage. . by Yui Choe 118 Feature: Chris AyresPERFORMERS 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 oftsidc 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 morethan worth theexpenseoflime and efTort." Gruelling practice and long hours of preparation arc. Plain and simple, hard work. But do these students mind? Ofeourse 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 arc repaid for their efforts. Soon after, they arc revived from their exhaustion and arc ready to start all over again. Most would tell you it’s work disguised as fun. but we really know it’s the other way around. Laurie Boydstun comments that “cheer- leading is a lot of hard w ork and takes up a lot of time, but it’s also a lot of fun!" by Debbie Strube i.aurie BovdM) n - Cheerleading Charles Stinneford - Drama and Speech Atul Shah - Ram Band Mindy Campbell and Leslie Lawless help fire up the football crowd. Fred Petersen and Carla Sorlcy practice their solos for the infamous Hastings game. Debbie Strube - Revellicrs Feature: Performers 119Who's the best in the land, Alief Elsik Marching Band. P. Kuflle photo Revelliers in top formation at Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade. P. Ruffle photo Dodge Trucks are "Ram Tough"! C. DuPlain photo 120 Student LifeAlief on Parade Everyone loves a parade and Elsik students are no exception ! The Band, Revellicrs and Cheerleaders participated in the Alief Autumn Festival parade. The Alief Autumn Festival isan 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 arc 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-western dance on Saturday night. The Festival proves to be a big success every year. The Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade is also an annual parade that the Revics and Band perform in. The parade was televised on Channel 11 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 Camera Shy? Revies before the parade. C. Bell photo Fighting.against the wind to do her best in the Foley s Thanksgiving Day Parade is Karen Bauer. P. Kufile photo Parades 121Fast Times at Elsik High apathy: Senior feeling Hair-rendous styles Warmin’ up 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 worn to school because of our AISD dress code, but off campus, exercise clothes were the rage. 18: the age of legality later days: later on A favorite fad was buttons as shown by Justus Taylor as he modeled some of the more popular ones. A popular style. infamous: badly famous B.F.E.: far away (boonies) 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. Preppic hair was a bit more The newest thing in hair. 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 cars, but ranged from the "burr" to shoulder length hair neatly groomed. The rule for hair is: almost anything goes. Hair-rendous! 122 Student Life“New-Wavers” New Wave music has made a big splash at Elsik in the last couple of years. It just 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" 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. it’s been real: fun, but not real fun New Wavers: non-violent punkers. whipped: hooked on someone Cuddly creatures 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 ora little 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 arc cute little blue beings that bring happiness and peace to the world. 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 Whitmycr was sworn in as Houston's first female mayor. Eye of the Tiger We Got the Beat Centerfold Up Where We Belong Open Arms Freeze Frame Everybody Wants You Only Time Will Tell Don’t You Want Me Heat of the Moment Don’t Stop Believing Rock the Casbah Pressure Hurt So Good New Wave Goody Two I Want Candy Space Age TV Nobody Still Taking Chances Sure Feels Like Close Enough to Just You 3nd I Hey Baby Like Nothing Ever Happened Some Memories Just Won’t Die Fool Hearted Memory Love Will Turn You Around Fads and Fashion 123THE 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 - $4.50 Rodeo - $4-8 Elsik football - $2-4 Astro’s - $7.50 Oilers - $11.00 Concerts - $10.75 - 20.00 Minimum wage - $3.35 SAT-$10.50 ACT - $9.50 Cliffs Notes-$1.95-2.25 Gas-$.99-1.20 Yearbook - $25 Newspaper - 25c Jeans: Lee, Levi’s Wranglers, Jordache, Chic, Calvin Klein - $20-40 Izods and Polos - $22-36 off campus: a much-prized Senior benefit get real: said about something downright stupid work: necessary for entertainment funds hey bud, let’s party!: what one says to a wave SURFIN’ New fashions hit the school as surfing became more pop- ular. Ocean Pacific shirts, shorts, shoes, and swimsuits were favorites of many. The long-sleeved T- shirts were common because of style and comfort. On the right, Ken DiCesare models his surfer look. WESTERN FASHION Wearing their Wes- tern duds are: Beth Gillam. Greg Car- leton, Laurie Boyd- stun. and David Garris. FLICKS Airplane II Best Friends E.T. Firstblood Night of the Living Dead An Officer and a Gentleman Tootsie The Toy 124 Student LifeM. Abaya copy - C. DuPlain photos Look MufTy, Preppies! MEETIN’ AND EATIN’ The casual atmosphere of both “Chili's” and "Gatti’s” made these the perfect place for get-togethers. Good pizza and large-screen TV at “Gatti’s” and soft tacos, free drin k refills, and a wide variety of hamburgers at “Chili’s” made these joints our favorites for after games and anytime on weekends. The neat look of the preppies abounded. Polos grew in popularity. Oxlords, Argvlcs 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 Paula Daws. TTFYV: Too tacky for words. Elsik blues Army greens It all began when the Hoopsters started wearing camouflage pants to pep rallies. The Senior Commandos adopted the look for Powder Puff. Finally, camouflage invad- ed many students' wardrobes. Pictured isGary Neal wearing Army "greens". BELOW THE KNEE Fashion below the knee grew in importance. 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 of fashion. 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 cuffs. Western “kikker” boots were also popular for guys and girls. Individual tastes were expressed by fashions below the knee. Fads Fashions 125M 0 V 1 n M e s s a g c s I THE RAMS ■ 1M Really Care How ■■ Youjii(n go for it: take a chance Westheimer: if you don’t know this, never mind bobs: active drama, band, choir members dropping classes: major symptom of senioritis royally: in the best way possible Everyone’s favorite subject is FOOD!! No matter who they are, food is important. “Del Taco.” “McDonald’s,” “Danvcr’s,” “Burger King,” “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, nachos; but most of all, we loved desserts like apple pies, chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches, and sundaes. One of the students favorite fringe benefits was those fun contest game cards; they spent time scratching offthe 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 fast food!! Munchin ’ Out 'N f M A S H Dynasty Magnum P.I. Fame Trapper John M.D. Matt Houston I Love Lucy(R) Leave It To Beaver(R) L®J For your viewing pleasure Many daring girls wore mini-skirts and shorts to the dismay of teachers and administrators, and the delight of male students. These skirts came in varied colors, patterns, and textures: Black, red, and hot pink were the favorites. Polka dots also made a comeback. M Abaya copy - C. Du Plain photos 126 Student LifeJuniors ring in the new year “Mine was too big, but over all the quality was good." Robert Raney May the force be with you! - Juniors C. DuPlain photo “Worth waiting for!” Jeff Rengert “Traditional but expensive!” is a mutual feeling shared by many Juniors who purchased their class rings. The rings were ordered in September from the HerfT Jones Company and were delivered shortly before the Christmas holidays. The tradition of twisting and turning rings was carried out while students compaircd their rings to their friends. The most popular style was the traditional design of the ram head on one side and the state seal on the other. The most common stone was the March - aquamarine birth stone which is light blue. The average cost of a girl’s ring was $135 and a boy’s ring was $ 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 turns a friends ring. C. Duplain photo " “It’s hard to believe we are almost seniors.” Jill Willman “I wanted it the day I ordered it.” Colleen Bridges Feature: Sr. Rings 127Young Life Fellowship and good friends 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 better person.” 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, senior. by: Laurie Boydstun Young Life is a nationwide Christian Youth Organization which meets every Wednesday night with sponsor Curtis Barfield and other leaders. Young Life is a place where Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can join together to meet friends, sing songs, participate in skits, and share common beliefs about Jesus Christ. Senior Sandy Clark says, “It's some- where you can go and have fun with friends.” Kim Rainey, Senior, states, “Young Life is the best thing that ever happened to me. No one has to try to impress anyone. You can be yourself and have fun doing it!” Many people who have never attended Young Life consider it to be just a social event. However, when a person leaves Bill Gelsthorpe and Roland Romero help lead the songs. C. Bell photo Young Life crowd watches skit. C. Bell photo Debbie Strube watches as Collen Baker and Atul Shah dance the Cotten-Eyed Joe. C. Bell photo 128 Feature: Young Lifeeshman David Perez receives a math award from Ms. Watson. Jeff Wilton receives an English award. Chris Ayres receives a Drama award. C. Bell photos. Outstanding Students Everyone likes to be honored and the annual awards night docs 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 ofTin 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 Dipasupil receives an English award. Awards Night 129Every 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”, “Chilis”, “Frys”, and the ever popular “McDonalds”, and “Taco Bell”. Movies are usually a good source of entertainment, but not many people arc willing to shell out $4.50 per shot; therefore, the $2 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 “clubbers” were Faces, Confettis, Z-Street, Rockers, Fools Gold, and Wild Wild West. For those unfortunate souls who fail to meet the requirement of “proper” I.D., “Texas Breeze” and “Rock-abilies” offer teennight. A new form of nightlife is the art of nabbin which consists of placing various articles ofjunk in the yards of others. The object of Nabbing is to see who can “nab” the most unusual item without getting caught. Still fairly popular arc 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-Box”, the most “Another Tough Yearbook Assignment!" Ruthic Garcia. Christy Mata, and Terri Brockman. C. Bell nhoto “To our fan club , the sophomore girls." Kristi Skinner. Sandy Clark, and Shonda O’Brien. C. Bell photo frequented hangout when there’: nowhere else to go. At Jack th socializing can continue. Though Alief is definitely no one of the most exciting towns ir Texas. Alief students hav compensated pretty well b] creating their own fun! by Ruthie Garcia Those Amazing Animals! Mike Johnson, Mike Garrett, and Wayde Barksdale. C. Bell photo Best All Around Cowgirl. Kristi “Frog-woman" Skinner aboard lighting, the Wonder Burger. C. Bell photo 130 Student I.ifeDr. Garris and his head nurse. David Garris Would you open your doors to these trick or treaters? Sandy Clark, Shonda O’Brien. Barbara Celebrating Christmas Vacation with a party. Paula Daws and guests. H. Winslow photo Thursday night can’t stop the celebration of the commandos defeating the juniors. Sandy Clark. Shonda O’Brien, and Cindy Bcnis. C. Bell photo The Experienced Nabbers strike again. C. Bell photo Nightlife 131That’s Entertainment 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 helpful teachers. Many talented Elsik students tried out for the show, but only fifteen acts were chosen. Senior participant Ruthie Acting out “Little Red Riding Hood” - Anne Bcvcroth and Lujcan Krcisncr. P. KulYcl Dhoto The Barber Shop quartet - George Harrison. Chris Pappas. Frank Moore, and John Ross. P. KulYel photo 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 entertainment. She lateradded, “All in all, it was a great experience.” Overall, the talent show proved to be a big success. Many peop! who attended it said that it wj Elsik’s best ever. ScniorChris Hrubesh sums it u by saying, “Thanks to the inginui of Mr. St. Clair and tl Outstanding talent that Elsi possess, the Talent Show was smashing success!” by Laurie Boydstu One ringy dingy . . . Amy Pierce. P. Kuftcl photo 132 Student Life hird Annual Talent Show Act I Elsik Stage Am 01 Mime Encore Choir Karen Pollard Lujean Kreisncr and Anne Beveroth Terri Morgan Act II Feedback Lisa Boulware Sally Dipasiipil Susan Swi Hoppus Chris Everett Terri Morgan Teri Thornton Senior Rcvies Here You Come Again" sung by Karen Pollard. P. KufTcl photo Red Rover, Red Rover. . . Encore Choir. P. KufTel photo Outstanding M.C.’s-Lisa Boulware and Chris Ayers. P. Kuflcl Photo Lead singer for the group "Feedback" is Robert O’Connor. P. KulTcl photo Talent Show 133"Hey big fella, wanna come straighten my curls?” asks Rus Burney. "Come fly with me through the friendly skies,” says Valerie Spivey; Freshman Sale As the school year once again draws to a clod upperclassmen as well as underclassmen look forward to oj of the most exciting activities our school has to offer - tl Freshman Slave Sale. Little do these poor innocent freshmt know what fun things the upperclassmen have in store f them. Anything goes from singing on tables at lunch toescapii 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 greased back hair, make-up (on guys), diapers, and vario other paraphenalia. Even though these freshmen may geta litt embarrassed, in the end it’s all worth it - they help their cla make money for their Senior Prom and at the same time ha a fun and certainly memorable experience. by Debbie Strub Do ya think I'm sexy?” asks Otto Pedersen. 134 Student LifeWhips and chains in action They got the boogie fever - Jodie Strickland and Michelle Shockrcl. “The sky is falling” laughs Mildred Morales and Leah Short. sik’s newest fashions modeled by Kelly and Leslie Brooks. “I sold the most cookies,” exclaims the freshman Girl Scout. “Move over Cheryl Tiegs. here comes the next covcrgirl." Jon Hook. Diaper commercial auditions - Danny Slave SaleDemolition Dena Bell and her silver Camero! I love my truck!!" - Waydc Barkcsdale’s mean, green machine. - Wayde and friends. Mike Garrett’s magnificent Mustang?? 136 Student LifeCorning straight at you is Mike Dockins’ ’82 Firebird. Kelly I.uman’s “Love Machine???” Cars! “Here in my car I feel safest of all I lock all my doors It’s the only way to live In cars.” The Cars 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, of course! Everyone either has one or wants one. Here at Elsik, there is a wide variety of cars ranging from your run-of-the-mill “bomb” 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 The “Iloopstermobile” - Derek Dunaway and A1 Fernandez atop APs Mazda Cosmo. The Awesome Driving Machine?? - Dexter Webb with his Nova.Working for the Weekends The one that got away. Justus Taylor, Long Johr Silver's, photo - C. Duplam I really don’t think that’s gonna fit. Penny Vczeos at the new Foley’s. Photo C. DuPlain Twenty dollars for a coke sounds fair to me!! Dec Dee Rocha, photo C. DuPlain Wanna chocolate chip cookie? Rae Ellen Rabe and Mary San Miguel. Chocolate Chip Cookie Company, photo C. DuPlain. My first charge card, what do I do? Theresa Drummond. Scars, photo C. Duplain 138 Student LifeDoin’ Time “I can’t. I gotta work”, has become a familiar phraseamong Elsik students. For some, working is a necessity. The money is needed to add extra income to the family’s budget. Fortunately, this is not the case for most of our working students. 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 any paycheck. 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 Eckcrd Drugs, Target, or Foley’s. Grocery stores like Eagle and Randall’s also draw in students. Still there arc some that work in fast-food restaurants or even a doctors office. The minimum wage isS3.35an 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 Mcnendez. Chuck E. Cheese’s. Photo C. DuPlain In Tune With Working “Wc get up early and wc work all day. We put a our time in cause we like to stay out all night long!" - Eagles "Workin' 9 to 5 - what a waytomakealivin. barely get tin’ by it 'sail taken and nogivin . . drive you crazy if you let it!" ■ Dolly Parton “Work your lingers to the bone what do you get? Honey lingers!" - Hoyt Ax ton 'Take this job and shove it! I ain 7 workin here no more." - Johnny Paycheck by Colleen Baker Debbie Strube Stel ig TT W?sTemiZe Wea PhoVo0110 ’ Taking an Eas,er brcak' Frcd Caldwcl1- Walgreens. Photo C. DuPlain DuPlain Working 139CLUBS 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. II 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 don’t 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 frequent! 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 arc, 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 Brcna Baumann Drama’s Chris Lundquist practices for his part as the Jester. C. photo CSU and Student Congress visit a nursing home. C. Bell photo 140 ClubsShowing spirit by decorating her football boy's locker is Rcvic Laura Green. C. Duplain photo Clubs 141Busy year Helping out with sale. Richard Plain photo N.H.S. meetings are so fun! Missi Steele and Terri Brockman. C. DnPlain nhnto New members are inducted into N.H.S. C. DuPlain photo .H.S. gang goes to the Charlie Club for the banquet. C for NHS 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 of the 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 142 Clubs“If I ara elected, I promise to Tim Culbertson. C. Du Plain photo Discussing banquet plans. - Atul Shah and Mrs. Wrotenbury. C. DuPlain cptinghercandleandN.H.S.card. Cherishing their candles. - Yui Choc. Charles Stinneford, Neena Sinha. C. DuPlain photo iithic Garcia. C. DuPlain N.H.S. 143Council exists to unify, serve 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 community organizations. 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 cam their way into congress. Officers were: Jennie Salazar, president; Necna Sinha, vice-president; Patrick Regan, treasurer; Terri Morgan, secretary; and Julia Perry, parliamentarian. by Angie Shoemaker Marie Abaya and Pat Regan still active after a long day in Austin. Pam Morille concentrating on the Student congress activities. Jennie Salazar (president) inducts new officersiMr. Fairman looks on. Pat Regan and Kim Kao enjo bus ride to Austin. 144 Clubs•«sponsor Mr. Fairman relaxes a while. Neena Sinha and Jennie Sala ar show awards for a successful year. Elsik delegates at Texas Associaion of Student Councils Convention: S. Shah. K. Kao. M. Klasing. J. Kelly, M. Spiller, P. Regan. L. Fcdcrwish. and Mr. Fairman. Student Council 145French The Elsik French Club has had a very active year. They have had outside activities once each month from the beginning of school to their banquet on May 17. 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, “The 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, secretary. Also elected were: Vu Tran, treasurer; Kelly Noang, historian and Michelle Nguyen and Iren Barr, co-publicity managers. 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 French Club members with sponsor Madame Hogshead. “Madamoislles" listen to a presentation. Cooking a provencial French dinner is Jay Yun. Club member Dan Nyguen.Iji Presidente" Renee Bates. arte au pom me served by cook ira Noponcn. French 147Spanish The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the customs and culture ofSpanish 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 Hulsopplc, Mairi Simon. "Scrabble in Espanol?” Mairim Simon, Doug Wilson, Chris Crotedu, Patrick Cope. Lora Hulsopplc. 148 ClubsLatin The purpose of the Latin Club is to promote the study of the lassies. The year has been quite eventful. Last October they articipated in the Foreign Languages Department picnic and in eccmber, they had a Roman banquet. They also participated in le National Latin Exam which was held in February. The results of the exam were: Christi Yang and Tushai Patel, jmma cum laude (1st); Marie Abaya, Patrick Corcoran and melita Yasay, maxima cum laude (2nd). Also winning were: Erica Change, Joel Parker, Yui Choe. Van ran, Murphy Klasing, Penny Vezos and Noel Orsak. The officers f this club are; Ginny Hare, ccasar; Greg Welch, consul; Van Tran, ad Erica Chang, censorse; Murphy Klasing and Penny Vezos, uestors; Marie Abaya, historian aediles. Sponsor Mrs. Harris said I feel that we’ve had a successful year and that next year will be ver better!” Murphy Klasing, Yui Choc. Erica Chang and Noel Orsak; magna cum laude. Patrick Corcoran; maxima cum laude. Tushar Patel and Christi Yang; summa cum laude. German 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: lichelle Williams (1st year), Janis Kelly (2nd year). ading of the Will. Jay Anderson. Katie Carlson. Kirk Evans. Karen oves and Lisa Winter. and Chuck Bratka (3rd year). The German play that received the “German Academy Awards” this year was The Wizard of Oz performed by the first year German class. 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 language.” “Waiting anxiously for their scene to arrive!” Andrew Davis. Pam Pearson. Sharmila Solanki. and Tracy Bums.“Voices” 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 classroom. 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 - Phu Phu. The staff has open membership with editors, Kyle McCreary, Stephanie Zimmerman, and Richard Hussenini, chosen by Julia Wrotenbery. She is also the club’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 contributions. When Mrs. Wrotenbery was asked about the goals of the club she said, “We strive for qualityand broad representation.” by Misty Bogle Contest winners, Eugenia Algaze and Huong Ho with Sponsor Wrotenbery. C. Bell photo Voices sponsor, Julia Wrotenbery. C. Bell photo looking over Grantham. C. Staff members Alice Cheng and Jocelyn Casiplc work during an after school meeting. C. Bell photo Voices editor Kyle McCreary. C. Bell photo 150 ClubsMain events attract students The purpose of the Main Events club was to expose lsik students to the fine arts by making them iccessible to them. The club has grown from a few nembers to nearly seventy active members this ear. 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 erforming Arts. Thats what gives the club it’s trength.” Some of the activities included, “Man of La dancha”, a musical at Theater Under the Stars, and lA Prodigal Son in Ragtime’’, which was performed y 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 Houston area. 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, “It 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 aiding the Coke machine are JcfT Montgomery, Teri Perez, Lori Adams, Chris Ayers, Brian Rives, and ickie Hoff. he Main Events gang at Jones Hall. The Main Events club headed for another exciting performance. Main Events 151The future is at their fingertips Computer Club is learning about how computers work and how to use them. “Computer club gives a broader knowledge of the real world of computers”, says sponsor Mrs. Lewis. 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 room. by Rhonda Brookshire During computer club, Pamela Quach is putting information into the computer. Discussing computer is club president. Helen Chang and sponsor, Mrs. Lewis. Checking over the computer information. Don Quach. 152 ClubsTourneys attract math masters Math Club attends Math tournaments given by ther high schools and colleges in the Houston area, .ast year they attended tournaments at Jharpstown High School, Bellaire High School, ’asadena, 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 ifficers arc Richard Husseini, Anna Kuo, Maria Kuo, Long Nguyen, and Lawrence Chang. Math teacher Nancy Stephenson is the Math Club sponsor. by Nancy Stephenson Mathematical minds Snatti Shah and Ava Lan. Club member Richard Husseini verifies an answer for other club members. A little cheesecake from club Math Club sponsor Nancy Stephenson with officers Richard Husseini. Long Nguyen. Lawrence Chang, member David Hare. Maria Kuo. and Anna Kuo. Math 153Careers await Science students “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 science,” 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 Planetarium. by Rhonda Brookshire ± Nonay Ordeniz and Joyce Casiolc stop for a picture while resting. Mr. Burns. Ms. Long, Ms. Silbcrman. Troy Lee. and Ms. Lee take a rest. Alice Chang enjoys a day at the Planetariun. John Chen, Vu Tran and a friend smile for the camera. 154 ClubsJunior engineers place first. 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. ent to several competitions. Among them were the lookerT. Washington tournament in which they won n overall first place trophy, and the Texas A M onferencc in C ollege Station where several club members participated in various events. Club sponsors arc John Rufi'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 E.T.S. officers Thao Nguyen, Alice Cheng. Ronnie Parks, and eeling. Mike Chow make plans for the next Certificate winners Ix ng Nguyen and Dcpak Bhatt. ub members who attended the A M conference in Collcge Station eluded Depak Bhatt. LongNguycn. Richard Hussieni, Maria Kuo, d Alice Cheng. Club members Jeff Bryant. Eric Stamm. Richard Hussieni. Maria Kuo, Dcpak Bhatt. and Long Nguyen, with their Booker T. Washington trophy. J.E.T.S. 155Revelliers: True pride of Alief The Revelliers had another successful vear promoting Elsik spirit. The Rcvies arc 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 (up to 20 hours per week), and extra effort to learn, perfect, and perform two exciting dances each week. This past year, the Rcvies 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 two parades. 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. by Ruthie Garcia Revelliers in a pregame formation. C. DuPlain photo Head over heels for the Rams! C. DuPlain photo Revies march off after a performance. C. DuPlain photo Dance Fever Finalists: Jennie West and Ray Schmidt. C. DuPlain photo 156 C lubsQueen and King: Bridget Revelliers blast off. C. DuPlain photo Mahoney and Nick Della Pcnna. C. Duplain photo Revelliers 157Revelliers continued “Only Time Will Tell" - Kristen Hanst Revies out for an afternoon jog. The Winter Wonderland Senior Court. Smiles count-even at practice - Tracy Rutherford 158 ClubsMarching Band rhe best in the land The largest club at Elsik, the marching band, had . very busy and rewarding year. Under the direction f Joe Williams and Terry Crummel, as well as drum najors Atul Shah and Jennie Salazar, the band eccivcd a superior rating at the LaMarque contest nd an excellent rating at the UIL contest held at Alicf 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 excuted on the field. The marching band ended the season with an awesome performance of their UIL routine, “Somewhere over the Rainbow’’ which concluded with the unfolding of a rainbow and the releasing of balloons from behind it. Thcembarasscd 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, “Its fun and certainly worth the trouble.” by Brena Baumann and Terri Brockman I surrender!" - Naomi Gomez. C. DuPlain photo The band shows its spirit at the Homecoming pep rally. C. DuPlain The drum majors - Atul Shah and Jennie Salazar. C. DuPlain photo Watch your step! C. DuPlain photo A new band uniform? - David Ragsdale. C. DuPlain photo Band 159Live in Concert Concert and Symphonic Bands Concert Band and Symphonic Band were both made up of over sixty musicians interested in different types of music. The Concert Band was directed by Terry Crummcll and the Symphonic Band was directed by Joe Williams. Both bands participated in Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as UILCompctition. Members of Concert and Symphonic Band were also part of Marching Band, and they enjoyed the variety of music they played. by Brena Baumann Mr. Williams directs the Symphonic Band. Photo C. DuPlain No autographs please - Symphonic Band. Photo C. DuPlain The Concert Band performs at the Christmas Concert. Photo C. DuPlain Clarinets in action - Concert Band. Photo C. DuPlain 160 ClubsOn Stage 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 played mainly jazz and rock music. A first division rating at the UIL Solo and Ensemble proved their outstanding ability and also that of director, Terry Crummel. The Stage Band had an active year playing for the Band Chili Supper, Talent Show, Lion’s Club Queen Contest, and contests at Sam Houston and San Jacinto. Kevin Allen and Marvin Collette both agreed that Stage Band really helped their playing abilities and they also enjoyed the smaller 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 Stage Band 161Varsity Club for boys; 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 conscnssions at athletic events, and a car wash. Girls Fellowship of Christian Athletes made the decision to keep their original name. “Changing the name is going against what the club stands for,” 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 Jog-A-Thon for the Heart Association. by Rhonda Brookshire F.C.A. meeting at Mark Shindlcr's. P. KufTel photo Attending boysand girls F.C.A. meeting: Wendi.Tamiko, Ronnie, Mandy, and Jo. P. Kuftcl photo Jogging for the Heart Association: Mrs. Hatfield. Michelle and Janet. D. Adams photo Just thinking it all over. P. KufTel photo 162 ClubsReaching out 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-alongand refreshments at Bayou Glen Nursing Home. “It is so reassuring to be with students whose lives arc based on the love of Jesus,’’says sponsor Mrs. Lewis. by Rhonda Brookshire Visiting at Bayou Glen Nursing Home. Yui Choc talks with a resident. CSU 163Members share love of performana 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 of the National Forensic League, which is a national speech organization. Sponsor, Ms. Corolyn DeLccour comments. “1 am very excited about the growth of the National Forensic League. When a student is eligible for NFL membership, it reflects a great deal oftime and work. We started out with two members and now have eleven. With this kind of energy and dedication. 1 see great things ahead for Elsik Speech students.” 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 year at Elsik and he will be missed very much. by Laurie Boydstun The outstanding cast of “Trifles". Anne Beveroth, Lujean Krcisner. Chris Ayers. Charles Stinncford. and Chris Hrubcsh. N. St. Clair photo 164 ClubsPosing for the picture arc John Grantham and Penni Siemens. C. DcLecour photo Watch cloacl) and I'll make these shoes disappear. Lujean Kreuncr and Anne Beverolh. 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 Sprutc, and Tim Culbertson. G. Wright photo Elsik's very first mime troupe. N. St. Clair photo Don’t stick that pencil up your noselChris Ayers, Chris Hrubesh, and Charles Stinneford. N. St. Clair photo Speech Drama 165yearbook staff It’s more than meets the eye “What’s up?” “Deadline. This yearbook copy is due today.” “What’s copy?” ' “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 roil 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 be committed. by Brcna Baumann Clubs Section Editor Terri Brockman. M. Provenzano photo Editor Brena Baumann edits copy as stafTcrs Debbie Strubc and Chris Ayres observe. C. DuPlain photo Student Life staff member. Laurie Boydstun with Advisor Osmon. C. DuPlain photo One patient Classes starter. Misty Bogle. C. DuPlain photo 166 ClubsVocational Section Editor Marie Abaya. C. DuPlain photo “Elsik on Parade” creator, Christy Mata. C. DuPlain photo Diligently working on yearbook, even on weekends, is Student Life Editor Debbie Strubc. C. DuPlain photo Sports and Ads: staffers Ruthic Garcia and Kim Blankenship. M Provcnzano photo Yearbook 167On the Rampage The Rampage is a monthly publication devoted to bringing the student body relevant and interesting topics. When each issue was published (through weeks of tedious labor and a slight miracle from God) 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 review; and Ad. Editor Kevin Christadoro took third place in advertising. by Allan Deluke Staffers Kevin Cristadoro, Craig Klasic. and Shana Greer in charge of advertising. Rampage Editor Allan Deluke directs and shapes newspaper policy. Either on the court or off, Jolanda Jones was at home covering sports. 168 ClubsHeroes 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 (i.e., the darkroom) 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 common man. by The Photographers Editor’s note: Our staff of heroes this year was made up of Cathy Bell, head photographer; Chris DuPlain; Peter KufTel; LeeAnn McCoy; and Glenn Wright. We are forever, humbly, in their debt. Kudos for excellence and dedication went to Chris DuPlain. he leader of the superheroes is Cathy Bell. ith the weight of the world on ; shoulders, Peter KufTel looks Special glasses give LeeAnn McCoy her secret powers, nber. Photographers 169Artists allowed creative freedom The main purpose of the 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 meeting. 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 work. The students took a bus to the Renaissance Festival in October. The sponsors are Claire Hook, Rich Aber, Faye Becker, and Nola Graham. by Angie Shoemaker Smiles from a long day at the Renaissance Festival. Raymond Heinrich. Working hard at an art club meeting. Chison Choi Jay Yun, and Ron Crisostomo. Faces in the Pittman, Daniel Scheldt. Pat Harrison. 170 ClubsNo strikes against them Bruce Adams rolls another strike. President Carrie Smith waits for her ball. Ram Roller Bruce Adams talleys the scores. 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 The Ram Rollers, Elsik’s own bowling team, had nuch success and a lot of fun during the year. Organization in January, with Jack Ashmore as heir sponsor, brought with it weekly practices at Emerald Bowling Lanes, and competition in area owling tournaments. In March, the Ram Rollers took to the lanes against Uief teachers. Some of the winners in that tourney f only it had been more to the right!" says Shanna Poole. Fred Petersen shows his form. Ram Rollers 171Year of firsts for Elsik choirs 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 of the 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 Banner” 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 earning the first plaque fora First Division rating in Sightreading, and ranking “Excellent" 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 Believin’” - Chorale. C. DuPlain photo Elsik's Area Representative Karen Pollard. C. DuPl photo 172 ClubsA side view of Mrs. Ness teaching Chorale. C. DuPlain photo Choir 173Game fit for a king The chess club had a very successful year at Elsik. With Ronnie Parks as a founder and president and Jack Ashmore as a sponsor, the club encouraged and developed critical thinking and strategic planning. 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 (mostly private), and about seven junior high schools whom the students play. 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 competition. by Angie Shoemaker Ronnie Parks and Parish Patel concentrate on a tough Jack Ashmore, (sponsor) and Ronnie Parks, (founder and president). “Che strategy. is yet another way of displaying the mental superiority of Elsik” Quote 1 Ronnie Parks. Oliver Tse, Jocelyn Casiplc, Prancy Patel. Ronnie Parks, and Paresh Patel are really proud to take part in Joseph Protomartir playing ch( the chess club activities. fit for a king. 174 Clubs)nnie Parks and Ron isostomo take another look at cir beauties. Praney Patel and Monsor Kahn. Hmmmmm . . . T-H-I-N-K. The proud chess club and their awards. Chess 175A working future 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 (co op) 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 learn 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 (VICA). 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 sec 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 J. Rengert In Auto Mechanics class. Jim Pittman works with a drill. 176 VocationalHard at work, Tim Wallace concentrates in drafting. C. Bell A Finish exchange student, Vesa Tvry. photo works in Auto Mechanics. Vocational 177Deca students Marlene Keener and Adelc MeGaughy. Distributive Education 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 today’s economy. It gives students a chance to make contacts and references. Students also have scholarship opportunities,” said Mrs. Fuchs. DE also offers activities in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). DECA sponsors student trips and activities. It also sponsors the DECA school store which is run by students involved with the program. “I 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. Jane I c hugs Santa. interested in one of our fields. It allows the students to get experience and hands-on training to see if they really like the career of their choice,” said Mrs. Fuchs. For the student who is interested in marketing and sales, Distributive Education is the way to go. 178 VocationalTaking lime for lunch arc some food services students. Food services students enjoy their own cooking. Food Services Experience in cafe The Food Services program is designed to Burger Shack workers take a lunch break, rovide technical instruction and practical xperience to prepare to enter employment in these ccupations. The school provides a well-equipped ib that is designed to simulate work situations omparable to successful business establishments. 'his year food services has had many activities, hey prepared dinner for the Friends of Special Education and a luncheon for the Vocational advisory Committee. They attended an advisory ouncil for student service. They also prepared a acuity luncheon and tea. At Halloween, 'hanksgiving, and Christmas, they held bake ales. Food Services 179Home- Economics More than cooking and cleaning Thehomemakingdcpartmcntisthconlypartofthe 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, Homeand Family Living, and Child Devctopmcnt. Emphasis is placed on homemaking in families today and in establishing homes later. 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 (Homc-Ec Related Occupations) Club is the uniting organization. Jobs are held in child care centers, restaurants, clothing and fabric stores, florists, hotels, and hospitals. In Home-Ec, Amber. Gloria, and Yvonne work on club business. FHA-HERO members: Top-Yolanda Blount. L’Sandra LaPread. Renee Kelly, Dana Robinson. Phyllis Watson (Sponsor). Bottom - Carrie Smith (President). Anjali Mather (Vice-President), Wynctte Scruggs (Secretary-Treasurer). Top: Liz Lis, Lori Watt. Amber Socha (Secretary). Dianna Walker (Vice-President). Joe Rosa (President): sitting: Nanci Mashbum. Yvonne Reyna (Treasurer). Gloria Chavez, Sandy Meyer. Todd Gear '. 180 Home EconomicsPresident Sonya Yielding concentrates. David Shoeffler is working hard but having fun. Drafters are supplied with good equipment. Vocational Drafting The right edge 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 day. “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 enjoyed,” said Mr. Martin. Second year students do more detailed drafting. They specialize in pipedraftingand 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 vocationaidrafting, he shewill 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 itself, but special items of interest arc 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 ri ht angles to start them in a more rewarding and enjoyable career. Voc. Drafting 181Elsik VICA students with their teacher, Mrs. Hin .c. Students have their own "library’ subjects. with magazines on their favorite s(eve grezik serves customers at Charlie’s Hi-Lo Automotive. 182 VocationalFor the industrious student The industrial side of vocation is Industrial Cooperative Training. It is a school work 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. “If sgood to take ICT now ifintercstcd. It will help the student work his her way through college,” 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 go wrong. ICT-VICA 183In woodshop, Jeff Cole finishes rough sanding. C. Bell photo While in machine woodworking, Ron Lambert wears safety goggles. G. Wright photo 184 VocationsWhile inwoodv Jerr Hayes and Sam Bolcv discuss ideas about their projects. C. Bell photo Working on her new drafting project, Jennifer West checks the measures. P. Kuffcl photo Industrial Arts Drafting, Metals, Woods 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 arc 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. As Mohsen Sattari looks on. Joe Lutes chisels away at his project. G. Wright photo Industrial Arts 185SALE Mairim participates in OEA bake sale. Parents join students at OEA banquet OEA students Dianne HolTpauir, Lisa Patranella, Jelisa Young, and Ellen Bush. OEA students Theresa Smith, Denise Anderson, and Julie Blades support National Secretaries Week. 186 VocationsVOE—Working 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 experiences. ‘i believe VOE is very useful to students interested. It is helpful to the college bound student as well as non-college bound student,” 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 VOE is a laboratory course. Juniors and Seniors who arc 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 machinesand other office equipment.” VOE utilizes all the basic skills acquired from previous classes such as; Shorthand, Accounting, Typing, etc.,” said Mrs. Thomlinson, VOE teacher. 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 of the day. Students arc 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 sec 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 verv good and worthwhile for students interested in office occupations,” 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. VOE 187F.Isik OEA competitors Kim Patterson, Denise Anderson, and teacher Mrs. Thomlinson. Elsik in Chicago OEA students go to Nationals OEA and VOE held a nationwide contest in Chicago, Illinois this year. Kim Patterson and Denise Anderson arc 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 Chicago,” said Kim. Kim went to contest for typing. “I placed first in area competition, second in state - as far as Nationals goes, well ... at least I had fun on the trip,” said Kim. Denise Anderson was elected Area President (which is president over 50 high schools surrounding Houston). 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. said Denise. Both students enjoyed the trip and had a vei interesting time. “We had a blast. We all got to s( ‘famous’ places, sites and shops!” said Kim. When asked if they enjoy VOE and OEA, Kii replied, “Yes. It is not only a learning experience bi a challenge. Everything we learn will apply to our jot in the future.” “I wasn’t one to be outgoing. I was always shy, bi VOE changed that. It is an important part of my lif It has helped me develop leadership ability which valuable,” said Denise. Kim and Denise are two talented young student VOE and OEA has helped to change and improv their lives. They are fine examples of Office Educatio and a credit to the Elsik Vocational Program. by Jeff Renge. 188 VocationalStudent Mike Lindley practices welding. Students learn how to repair automotive, motorcycle, and lawn mower engines. GMR The right mechanics General Mechanical Repair is the vocational class that deals with machines. They range from lawnmowcrs 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 Hastings students. “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. Automotive repair is a major career in GMR. OEA-GMR 189A horticulture student checks the soil for dampness. He examines other plants for pests. At the greenhouse, a student cares for some flowers. Horticulture Plant-growing and bug-killing 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 and knowledge associated with Horticulture and to present related job opportunities. In the course students learn about plant growth and development, sexual and asexual propagation, soils, fertilizers and insect control. 190 HorticultureVesa Tvry checks the quality of a spring. C. Bell photo During class, Phil DcShais changes the shocks on a car. C. DuPlain photo Auto Mechanics Preparing for an automotive future 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 industiy 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 of the 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 industries. 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 employer-employee realtionships. by Marie Abaya Before beginning work Viking Sjovall and Mr. Simmons fix an auto lamp. C. Bell photo Auto Mechanics 191Precise workmanship is always followed. Brick-laying student helps form a house. Building Trades 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 Brcazcalc, 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 graduation. Training is provided through labexperiencesand other closely related school activities. Students learn how to establish a building site, pour concrete foundation, framing structure, shcctrocking, painting and other related jobs. “We’re making an effort to serve all levels of youngsters forgainful employment when they leave high school,” said Lott Brooks, Vocational Director, “And some of our programs arc 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 woodworking. For the student who is serious about the construction industry. Building Trades can take them a long way. “I’ve personally talked to unions in Houston who say they will give students credit for high school programs,’’said 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 present. 192 VocationalBusiness as usual At the age of 16, Jim Ingram has more isponsibility placed upon him than most thcr students. He is a junior who is ivolvcd in Elsik's Vocational program. "It’s not exciting, but it ain't dull,” Jim lid. “I don't plan on going to college so iis program gives me a chance to enter ic working world early.” Vocational classes arc aimed mainly iward this purpose of starting a :sponsiblc job early. Jim attends school r halfa day and then goes to work at Sam hite Oldsmobile as a mechanic. “It’s great getting out early,” exclaimed m. The vocational program consists of vo classes. The Pre-Employment Lab is signed to give students a background in jrtain fields by learning through school nivities and laboratory experiences. The other class open to students is o-Operativc Training. This enables ,udents to actually go to a working Ication and cam money. Students who re interested in Vocational Education kn study in theficldsof: BuildingTrades, lechanical Work. Health Occupations, rtd Home Economics to name a few. “Vocation is not for everyone,” said m. “It's for those who don't plan on ping to college, but want to start their iturc early and arc willing to take it riously. The vocational class at Elsik has orked well for me. It gives me a chance » learn about something I really enjoy fing around.” Joe Rosa, another student who attends Isik High School, is also involved in the ocational Program. Joe attends school itil the end of fourth period and then pes 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 ive a great time. It can get frustrating at mes. but overall there aren’t any oblems and I love my work.” said Joe. 'hen asked what it was like working in family restaurant. Joe replied. "It’s alot isicr working with family members than lyonc else. We all get along and enjoy orking together.” 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 haven't suffered a bit. I still have time to do homework.” Jocenjoysgoingtoworkandgcttingout of school early because it gives him more Joe Rosa serves with a smile. C. Duplain photo time to learn what he wants to learn. “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 life.” by: Jeff Rennert The “hands-on" world of Jim Ingram. C. Duplain photo Feature: Vocations 193 i tYou 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 arc you in? The latter is the most important. Usually its easy to tell what grade someone is in by certain characteristics. Forexamplc. Frcshmandon'tcomc 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 schoolers" 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 push around. Juniors arc 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 arc. Hang in there Juniors, its not that much longer till you’re the superior class. by: Brena Baumann Class ConsciousBecauseof injures to hcranklc. Jill Willman uses6th period Revellicrs as a study hall. C. Bell photoA bay a, Marie Acord, Matthew Adams, Bruce Adkins, Bryan Aguiar, Robert Ahadi, I)ec Onda Akin, Michael Allen. Deborah Allen. Kevin Anderson. Denise Anderson. Stacey Arc , Ricardo Armstrong, Roy Arp. Jettie Bacon, Paula Bao, Ninh Barber. Cynthia Barnes, Gary Barnett, Terry Barr. Irene Barret, Angela Bates, Rhonda Bauer, Karen Bearden. Troy Benis. Barbara Beyer, Evelyn Bins, Mary Black. Steve Blacksher. Paula Blades, Julia Board. Barbara Bogle. Misty Bois. Kellie Booth, Karen Borah. Barbara Boulware. Lisa Bourcier, Julie Box. Dwayne Boyne, Donna Bratka. Chuck Brekke, Rhonda Bridges, Colleen Brister, I.isa Brock. Lynn Brookshire. Rhonda Broussard. Robert Bryant. I-ori Bryant. Susan 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 January 25, 1983, the Juniors had raised a total of $1,207.55. 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 Prom. Other sales consisted of the Bake sale and Car Wash. Powder-Pull' was also a major money making event. These projects increased the Junior class account to a total of $3,346.14. 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 to raise enough money for their Senior Prom. by Ericka Hoss “Scrub-a-dub -dub!' 196 ClassesBraes. Mary Bujnoch. James Burns, Brenda Bush, Cheryl Buller. Sheila Canon, ( erald Capps. Theresa Carlson, Fli abeth Carter. Debra Carter, Tammic Ceaser. Mathias Chambers. Mary Chaney. Michael Chapman. Christina Cheers. Iarnell Chema. IX-idra Childs. Jamey Choi, Chisun Clark, I .aura Cochran, Thomas Cole, Jeffrey Collette, Marvin Cooper, Joan Cope, John Cordova, Vincent Corenchuk. Erica Cox, I.isa Crain. Cassandra Crisman, Robin Cristadora. Kevin Cross, Tanya Cru , Linda Cuellar, Rodney Culbertson. Timothy Curren, Carol Cuyler, Timothy Dabney, Shawn Dammann, Janet Dansby, Chris Daugherty. Bill Davidson, William IK- Anne I is. Janine IKBiaso, Angela IX-nson. Robin l)ifa io. Robin Dodd. Trevor Donald. Tammy Doria, Jeffrey Dosaj, Nandita Douthit. Jeffrey Drakontaidis, Antonios Dufour, David Dunaway, Dondra Dunn, IKvIon Dyer. Irvin Edwards, IKrrick Eisenring, Britt Kitze, Kimberly English, Fddie Fsbona. Rafael Espinosa, Fliud Fspinosa. Michelle Evans. Kelle Falleroni. Thomas Farias. Richard Farrington. Yolanda Federwisch, Lisa Fernandez, latura Fifi. Jeanne Fiszcr, Rebecca Franklin. Diana Frueh. Jamie Juniors 197Gaitan, Susan Garner, Greg Garvin, Angie Geary, Michael Gidvani, Deepak Gillam, Beth Gomez, Naomi Goudie, Carol Grafton, Russell Grasso, John Guidroz. Melissa Guthrie, Stephanie Gutierrez, Alexandria Hare, Virginia Harris, Deborah Harris, Scott Harrison, Wayne Hayes, I-eslie Henderson, Twana Herring, Todd Hill. Kelly Hinote, Suzanne Ho, Nghi Hoffman, Lyn Holland. Dan Holsopple, I-ora Hoss, Kricka House, Susan Hsiao, Nancy Huber, Robert Hughes, Suzette Hull, Marion Hunn, Melissa Hunt. Him Husseini, Richard Huynh, I.uan llanga. Jasmin Ingram. Jeff Ingram, Jim Jacobs. Sherwin Jenson, Paul Johnson, Annemarie Johnson, Eric Johnston. Teresa Jones, Jolanda Jones. Ix ri Justice, Carol Kacher, Monica Kang, Sun Karcher, Raymond Karimi. Rafiq Keating. Barbara Keene, Katherine Kellog, Kara Kennedy, James Khan, Mansoor Khan, Stephen Khoikani, Nancy King, Darrin Kiser. Kimberly Klasic, Craig Klix, Keith Kohl. Blaine Kruse, I.isa Kubes, Reginald Kuci. Hysen Kunz, David Kuo. Anna Kuo. I-Huey lackey. Stacey Iadner, l ippi Iambert, Don 198 ClassesI .an. Ava l andrail. Maria I-anigan. Kalhr n Iairrea. Javier 1a»v . Randall I-awrence, Sandy I a . Iloai-l)ung Lee, Dong I Are. Fun Lewis, Cheryl Lewis, David Lindsey. Janet Lloveras. Gay Locke, Lisa Iajss, Gary Lucas, Jeffrey I.uman, Kelley Lundy, George Lytfle, Cynthia Mahaffey, Lana Maklary, John Manning, Paul Marino, Joel Marlow. Andrew Martin, Mary Mart , Kay Massop, Debra Matfield, Sydney McBride. James McCullah. Traci McDaniel, Kenneth McGann. Patricia McHugh. Anne McIntyre. Linda McLaren, Lynne Melendez, Irene Menendez, Arthur Meyer. Jay Meyer, Sandy Miley. Stacie Mindrup. Ronald Mitchell, Deidra Mody. Prashant Moers, Ronald Montgomery. Jeffrey Montgomery. Kim Moon. Paul Moyer. Trisha Junior gold rush The new '84 gold rush has come to Elsik. The long awaited senior rings have finally arrived, but students were not as pleased as 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 Mart .. 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. 1 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 loss Juniors 199Mund. Wendy Nagy. Angela Nguyen, I .an Nguyen. Huong Nguyen, Trinh Oberoi, Gita Oblepias, Avery O'Bricrt, Sammy O'Connor, Robert Orsak, Sharon Otwell, Jerry Pak, Sang Palguta, Anthony Palumbo, Mark Panesar, Kelvin Papapanagiotou. Frank Patel. Neeta Patel, Yogesh Patin, John Patterson. Kim Pavlik, Bridget Pederson, Kenneth Pera a, Jorge Peters, Greg Peterson, Dwayne Phillips, John Pickens, Kristen Pierce, Amy Poole, Julie Price, Linda Protomartir, Maryann Pulsipher, Pattie Pyles, Tamara Quick, David Rai. Savita Raney, Robert Rasmussen, Alice Rayburn, Bryan Reidenbach, Darlene Rengert, Jeff Rcssler, William Ricafrente, Joy Rickert, Christopher Rives, Bryan Rix, Tina Rodger, George Rogers, John Rogers, I.iz Rogers, Shelly Rokes, Mary Roquemore, Christi Rosa. Joseph Rosen. Willamina Ross, John Rothbauer, Neil Routt, Howard Russell, John Sacco. George Saenz, Stacy Sailing. Suzanne Sandel, Brian Sander. Deanna Sanford. Rex San Miguel, Maria Schmidt, Regina Schreiner, Patti Shainburgcr. Angela Shiller, Kevin Shinneman, Darrel Simon. James Sims. Leslie Singson, Michelle 200 ClassesSmith. Robert Smith. Douglas Smith, Theresa Spargur. Stephanie Sprute, Andrea Stemple. James Stickler, Valerie Stinneford. Jennifer Streck, Brian Strong, Bett Strong. Bobby Strum, I.isa Summers, Cassandra Surati. Raxika Ta, Suong Talastas, Rita Tebbano. Steve Tharpe, Myra Theriot, Debbie Thornton. Teresa Tisman, Michael Tookc. Britt Toreki, I.isa Tran. Dung Tran. Iloa Tran, Van Tran, Vu Tucker, Susan Turnbow, I aura lea Tush, Julie UrbanowicA John L'thman, Samir Valdez, Michelle Varela. Claudia Vezos, Penny Walker, Janna Ward, Kevin Watkins, Kevin Wessinger, Jesse Wessinger. laura lee West, Jennifer Wester, Jonathon White. Lisa Williams. Alfred Williams. Shana Willman, Jill Wilson. David Wilson. David Wilson. Jeffery Wilson, Korey Wingo, Debbie Winter, Alan Witte. Susan Woodfin, Jim Woods, Dalton Wright. Kelli Yeilding, Sonya YI» Mun Young, Paula Zafiridis, Peter Zaman, Jamil Zermeno. Richard Zimmerman. Stephanie Juniors 201Adams, Kimberli Adams. Mary Adkins, Christopher Allen, Benaye Allen, Theresa Allwein, Robert Armstrong, Cheri Armbruster, Kelly Anderson, Dave Anderson, Renee Andrews, Jack Andrews, Theodis Anki, Susan Appleberg. Katrina Aquil, Angela Aurelio, Alvin Aydclott, Heidi Ballard, Don Ballek, Staci Banks, Angela Barnes, Greg Baroski, Lisa Barreiro, Gustarus Barrett, Sherri Bass, Kimberly Beck, Randall Beckman, Susan Bell, Darren Beury, Carl Biddy, Paula Bishop, Allen Bishop, Monta Blanks, Margaret Blassingame, Henry Bolmanski, Madonna Bono, Sue Borde. Joseph Borgfeld, Kenneth Box, Darren Boyd. Catherine Brandt, Matthew Boadhead, Mary Brockkman. James Brogan, Pat Brouard. Patrick Broussard, James Brown, Melissa Buckley, Dceann Burgess, Tracy Burt, Allyson Bush, Beth Cabrera, Desire Cadungog. Zeire Caie, Gordie Calhoun. Meredith Carleton, Gregg Castette. Gregory Castette, Melinda Cerrillo. Rebecca Cha. Sun Chamberlain, William Chang. I-awTence Chau, Kim Chowdhury, Shaswati Clark, Chris Clark. Dennis Clasen, Juliann Clayton. Kimberlie Collier. Deborah Collier. Tammy Correa, Lucy 202 ClassesDriver’s Ed. pays off Classes with football coaches arc 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. “1 messed around a lot in the class and we had a good time. The work was long and boring, but I guess it was worthwhile.” “The only part I didn't like was looking for the newspaper articles,” said Chris Broussard. Leslie Lawless said, “It was alot of work, but it all payed off when I got my license.” Thcclass isalot ofwork, but thccoaches add the laughsand jokesand 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 Cotrofcld, Eric Covert. Charles Cradii. Cynthia Craig. George Craw, Chris Crisostorno, Ronald Cummings, Terry Cuylcr. Karen Danron. Timothothy Darling. Marian Davis, Kelley DeCarlo. Christine Delcomyn, Ward Deutsch. Barbara Dixon. James Dougherty. David Duckworth. David Dunn. Stacy Easley. Melinda Klepano. Maribcl Elley, Cynthia Ethridge. Steven Everett. Chris Exis, Evanthia Faulkner. I ura Fernandes. Jeffrey Fernandez. Marcos Fields, Shawn Figueras. Zolma Fincher. Chad Fleming. Erin Flores, Jesus Forbes, Trina Forrester, Stan Forestall, Shawn Fowler, Hollie F'oxworth, Tangcla Franchville, Michelle Frazier, Courtney Fuller, Alfred Gajarawala. Kayor Gantela. Rajeev Garcia, Anthony Garris. David Garris, Tracy Gingles, Robert Glasgow. Thomas Gleghorn, Cherie Sophomores 203G leghorn. Usa Godzer, Gail Gonzalez, Jorge Goppert, Kelly Gorman, Ben Graham, Samuel Graham. William Grant. Charles Grantham, Jay- Gray, I-aurie Greene. Iaura Griffith, Christina Guarches, Claudia Gutierrez, Guillermi Gutierrez. Marco lladerlein, Birgitt Hahn, Michelle Hammond. Kimberly Hansen, Klaine Hansen. Tina Hardaway, Radical I lark-man. Kristine Harris, Jamie Hayfa, Mofaireeg Heiner, Kimberly Hernandez, Karen Hewitt, Rex Hiatt. Kelley Higginbotham, John Hill. Stacy Hill. Toni Hinze, Keith Hogan, Michelle Hoff, Jacquelin Hoffman. Steven Hood, Kevin Hopkins, Michelle Howe, Robert Hudson, Angela Hamphreys, Catherine Humphreys, Catherine Hund. Deborah Hunt, Sheila Hurt, Ixah Hutchins. Karey Hyun, Jenny Iannella, Denise Ihle. Kimberly ’85 on a As of January 21,1983. the sophomore class, consisting of 673 students, had reached an amount of $5,675.85 in their class account. “Mrs. Goldman and 1 are very pleased with the amount of money our class has raised,” said S. Hcintschcl. sophomore sponsor. Making a profit of $ 1.952.75 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 roll! Ram mugs. This project added $3,571.62 to the account, and the Christmas carnation sale grossed $ 151.50. 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 '85 includes a project, donut sales, and the Powder-Puff profits. The way things arc going, sophomores should be looking forward to an excellent prom! by Misty Bogle Spirited Sophs at pep rally. C. Duplain photo 204 ClassesIida, Harold Jackintcllc. Denise James. Robert Joe. Ann.Marie Johnson. Julie Johnson. I .eon Johnson. Russell Johnson. Saardia Johnson. Ted Jordan. I.isa Kagan. Tracy Kavadi. Manisha Kearns. Carrie Keene, Jeffrey Kelly. Robert Kent. Kelli Kersey. Michael King. Kimberly Kirchheim. Jodi Kolb. Charles Kopps. Richard Kozak. Michelle Kruse. Elueda l.aFlamme. Stephanie laPread. I.'Sandra Iarose. Paige lawless. Leslie let, Ki Lee, Sue I.eseune, Kimberly I.indley, Michael Lis, Elizabeth Littlefield. Mark latcke. Mark I-ogan, Stacy la gue, Patrick taper, Barbara lazano, Melinda Luce. Thomas Lutes, Joseph l.uu. True Lynch. Kathleen MacDonald, Ian Maderazo, Naomi Mahoney. Maureen Major, Lisa Malaguilla, Angela Mann. Phillip Manning, David Marino. Julie Marsalisi, Dana Martin, Anna Martin. Gregory Martin, Terence Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Jason Martinez, Marnie Martinez, Sylvia Mashburn, Nanci Masrani, Beejal Mathiason. Joel Maupin. Sandra Mayers, Stephanie McCoy, I.aurie McDowell. Mitii McElhcnny. Darken McEarlane. Scott McGhee. Dean McGrath. Ix ri McIntyre, Dawn Mcljiurin, Deborah McRee. Maureen Sophomores 205Meacham, Kimberly Meder. Karen Meder, Rob Melchor, Christopher Melo, Albert Mendez. John Menutes, Peter Meredith. Mary Merreman. Ix-anne Mesa, Antonio Metcalf. Kathy Meyer, Beverly Middaugh, Mickey Milan. Kenneth Milan, Lynn Miller, Brian Mills, Sarah Minnick, James Mireles, Gina Mireles, Zelda Morgan, Mitchell Modine, Jonathan Molloy. Michael Montes, Mary Moore. Frank Moore, Kenneth Moore, Margaret Moore, Michael Moore, Tim Morales, Ida Moreno, Alicia Moreno. Belinda Moreno. Jessica Morres, Damon Morris, Marilyn Morse. Kelly Myers, Blake Myers, Danny Mueller, Branden Mulford. Monica Mullinax, Kellie Mullins. Robert Murphy, Angela Murphy, Debra Murphy. Martha Murrell, l.aura Musil, Ivan Nagarkar. Aarti Nagle. Kathleen Nam, Hyon Narang, Kumud Neal. Gary Nealon. Monte Nelson, Kathy New. Joseph New, Kevin Ngo, Totrinh Nguyen, Chinh Nguyen, Tran Nguyen, Vananh Nguyen, Vinh Nguyen, Yen Nichols, Robyn Niemi. Stacey O'Donnell, Susan Olson, Stacy O'Malley. Amy Orsak, Susan Otwell. Mary Owen. Cindy Owens. Chris 206 ClassesThe Sophomore Slump Rodney Dangcrficld’s famous quote: “I don’t get no respect!” 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 can’t use the excuse “I didn’t know because I’m a Freshman,” or a J unior’s favorite reply. I’m almost there,” or the most common alibi, ‘‘Hey! Leave me alone, I’m a Senior! Starting Algebra and cutting on frogs in Biology can get depressing. Some sophomores think it’s an endless battle. Lynn Hahn said, “Sometimes I feel like I’ll never make it out of high school.” And Sue Simmons said, “Will I ever be a Senior?” So don’t 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. O gel, Gone Packard. Richard Packard. Teresa Panggorn, Thomas Pappas, Christopher Pappas, Sophia Patal, Paresh Patel, Sapana Paulicek, Linda Payne. Billy Pena. Wendi Perez, Theresa Perimar, Michael Peters, Timothy Petty, Sandra Pham. Chau Pham, Trinh Pittman, Steven Posey, Michael Pouncey, Christy Price. Jeffrey Rake. Rae Rai, Suneeta Rainey, Nancy Ramirez, Emma Ramos, Frances Rand, Blake Ransom. Howard Rao, Devarakon Rathgeber, Kim Ray, Jeffrey Ray, Ix igh Ray, Shannon Ray mond, Gu .man Reese, Kcrrcth Reese, Ians Regan. Patrick Rennison, Richard Resslcr, Rene Restivo, Sam Reynolds, Michelle Rice, Michelle Rich. Wendy Richardson, Thomas Rivera, Cynthia Rivera, Mary Robertson. Daran Robinson, Cheri Sophomores 207Soap Sensations Will David drive his porschc off of Dead Man’s Curve because of Tara’s affair with Brock? Or, will Tara proclaim her love for David and admit she was being blackmailed by Lefty, the Mob hitman? Tunc in tomorrow for another dramatic episode of “The Young and the Hopeless.” 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 arc so fine,” said Julie Poole, junior. Rhonda Brckkc, junior, said. “1 watch them because my Mom does.” Angie Nagy, junior, said, “I’m addicted to ’em!” And an anonymous senior added, “I love to hate Erica Kane!” 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 ruffles; once you start, you can’t stop! by Misty Bogle and Ericka Hoss Rodgers, Wade Rousseau, Wendy Rutherford, Kim Rutherford, Trade Ruvinski, Philip Ryno, Michael Samaniego, Raymon Sanchez, Audra Santana, Darren Saoud, Safa Saravia, Mariella Satterfiels, Robby Saveli, Michael Schaumburg, Douglas Scheffer, James Schmidt, Raymond Scrivnar, Dawn Schubert. Kimberly Schwab, Kerry Schwerdtfeger, Gale Self, Shirley Shamblin, John Shaw, Conway Shine, Rodney Shrout, Diane Silva, Carina Simmons, Sue Singletory, Rhonda Sinha, Reena Skinner, Rusty Slay, Carolyn .■smith. Desiree Smith, Joseph Smith, Troy Smith, Virginia Soli, Sonya Somers, Richard Sorensen, Kari Sperling, Ann Stamm, Timothy Steele, Kristen St. Laurent. Alison Strack, Gena Strobel, John Stone, Carissa Sturm, Lisa Sullivan. Thomas Suniler, Kay 208 ClassesSwick. Susan Swindell. Kelly Swinle, Melissa Tanner. Jennifer Tate, Veronica Taylor. Jasper Teed. John Terry, Margaret Thibodeaux, Shelly Thomas, James Thompson. Kelly Thompson, Scott Thompson, Theresa Thorton, (Jena Todd, Tamara Tooker, David Torgan, Tiffany Trabulsi, Alfonso Trammell, Michele Tran, Vhiem Tucker. Troy Umhocfer. Donna Van, Helen Vazquez, Charles Vazquez, John Waggoner, Berten Waida, Kimberly Walker, Charla Warren. Stephen Watson, Karen Watson. Wade Weidemcyer, John Wcit ncr. Rose Welch, Thomas Wells, Chappell Wennerstrom, Wendy Westrick, I .awrence White, Kristin White, Peter Whitted, David Wilkerson, Nora Williams, I.isamari Williams, Jody Williams, Robin Williams, Tina Willman, Mark Wimmer, Shannon Winters, Vivian Woerz, Vicki Woodle. Michael Vi. Ilui Young. Karen Yu, Chang Zepeda, Jeffrey Zepeda, Jennifer Sophomores 209Abello. Martha Adam v, Carroll Agustin, Haul Aitchison, Sharon Allen, Cherri Allen. Jeff Allen, Kelli Allen. Kristie Allen. Margaret Alvin, Paulo Alvin, Pedro Anderson, Dave Anderson, Donna Anderson. John Anderson, John Ankrum. Marcella Antonidis, Athena Arce, Muuricio Archer, Chris Armbruster, Amy Armiger. I'homas Arp, Melissa Arrendale, Malisa Atiqi, Ahantad Aucoin, Stacy Avers, Denise Babin, Teresa Bacon. Teri Baggett, Rex Banister, Craig Barge. Melissa Barias, Garyvic Bates, Jessica Bauer, Jeana Bean, Billie Bell, Patricia Belote, Deborah Beltran. Jemmina Bennett. Diane Bcrglan, Danny Bhatti, Iluma Bishop, Allen Blaikie. Jana Blanc. Christopher Blankenship, Robert Blount. Yalonda Bom man, I.auren Box, Cynthia Bracht, Chris Brandt, Mary Brasseaux, I.isa Brchm. Betsy Brekke, Randy Brooks. Christopher Brooks, I slie Bronn. Mariana BroMnlow, Roderic Bryson, Kelly Bullock, Deborah Burk. Michelle Burns, Tracy Burton, Jennifer Byrum, Patricia CaldMell, Kllen Campbell, Kelly Cannady. Darla Card, Valerie Carlson, Kathryn Carter, Kevin Castillo. Veronica Cestarte, Thomas Chamblee, Rodney 210 ClassesChampagne. Stacey Chang. Elian Charba, Amy Cheng. Andrew Clark. Roland Clement, Carol Cloud. Paula Coates. Gwen Coates. Shelly Collier, Kawania Connor, Shelley Cox. Bryan Cox, Carmen Cruz. Roseller Daaboul, Raed Dabney. Phyllis Davis, Andrew Dean, Robert Dcckard. Elizabeth DeGruy, Kim DeJesus, Cesar Del.gado, Rodrigo Demontoya. Olivia Dethloff, Christie DethlofT, Robert Diaz, Chris Dinn. Krissy Dixon. Paul Doria. Steven Drake. Stacey Dunn, Tamara Dunson. I.isa Durham. Gregory Dutton, I.isa Flepano, Ixa Elsey, Christie Fner, Karen Fngcl. David Fngel, Melissa Frdelt, Jeffery Ernest, Stephen Ksccbedo. Mary Evans, Kirk Evans, Rhea Farney. I.isa Fcakes. Cynthia Feeney, Robert Ferguson. Milton The New Wave The new wave has come to Elsik! Freshmen arc being washed in from every Junior High and some from other parts of the city, state, and country. 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 with terror! Freshmen will always be as- sociated with apprehension and terrifying experiences. But soon the new Freshmen will be middle class Sophomores and the scarcy 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! by Beth Gillam Freshmen 21130 Spirit Sticks by ’86 The Freshman class started the year ofTwith 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 Selccr, “Interesting, like nothing I’ve ever seen before!” “The band was great and the cheerleaders put on a good show!” said George Fernandez. Kevin Reagan's reply was, “Thrills-ville '82'!” by Beth Gillum Fernandez, George Ferrada, Carla Fika. Sharon Fisher, Teresa Flores. Kdward Flowers. Perry Folse. Richard Font. Elizabeth Frazier, Tammy Fusco. Anthony Ciabino. Stephen Gaffrcy, Piper Gandhi, Preeti Garcia. Segundo Geise, Tracy Giles, Bettina Gillespie, I urie Goecke, Julie Go, Mon Goldstein. Danelle Gonzales. Rene Graham, Jacquclin Grant, Trinh Graves, Susan Green, Gary- Green. Rhonda Greer, Alice Grether, Angela Griffiths. Scott Groves, Karen Grueneich, Fredrick Guinn. Monique Gurganus, Ronnie Guzman. Sylvia Habermacher, Cecil Hajer. Greg Hajer, Tracy Hammond, Robert Hardin, Valicia Hart week, Tina Hawkinberry. Michelle Haynes. Kenneth Heard. Paige Heaton, Troy Hebert, Cynthia Hedrick, Tom Henderson, Mark Hendrick, Scott 212 ClassesHenry, James Hensley, Sean Herrick, David Hilburn, Sonya ililgers, Kyle Hoang. I.inh Hocker. Mark Holland. Angela Holland. Dawne Hook. Jonathon Hoover. Natalie Hoppus. Heather Howe, I.isa Howe. Mark Hubenak, Dana Hughes. Tiffany Hulsey, Sherlyn Hurlbert, Julie Hursc. Traneisha Huynh. Dung Hwang, Mi Ignacio, Gilda Jackson, ( hantelle Jarrard. Roger Jasek, John Javaid. Usman Jefferson. Dedrc Jessen, Janet Johnson. Derek Johnson. Patrice Johnson. Wade Jones, Eric Jones. Gary Jones, Patricia Jurach. Aleisa Rachilla, Chris Kearns. Carmen Keller, Dawn Kelley. Yolanda Kenoski. David Kerr, Melanie Kincade. Daniel Kingham, Michelle Ki aiar, I'racy Klasing. Murphy Klix. Deborah Koehn. Connie Kolb. Dorothy Kuehn. David Kwon. Jim I aim. Tai Iaimrus. Carlos laimbros, Sam laindin, Marco laineave. Paula I-ang, Troy l noue. Mattew Lavergne. Gregory la?. Quyen I eaumont. Robert l.ei. Irene larith. Allen l-ewis, Andrea Ia?wis. Merna Tight body. James Tilley. Edwin I.inderman, Flora 1-ocke. Bret laxkhart. Greg i-oftin. Ronald I.ong, Cynthia I-ong, Cynthia Freshmen 213Ixjvciro. Tanya i-ovett, Victoria Lundquist, Chris I.utz, John I.yngaas, Dawn Manning, David Mariotti, Steven Marque , Melissa Merry man, Jeffrey Munshi, Angclee Narang, Sandeep Narvaez. Troy Nava, Ruby Newcomer. Jim Newman. Christine Newsom. Pamela Nguyen. Bac Nguyen, Chau Nguyen, Dao Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Ngoc Nguyen, Nhan Nguyen, Quang Nguyen. To-Vinh Nguyen, Yen Nino, Jameth Nino, John O'Brien. Scott Oh. Jae Orsak, Daryl Orsak, Noel Ott, Gary Owen. Jill Pace, Brent Pace, Susan Pak, Sung Palguta, David Palguta. David Pangborn, I-isa Panned, Tiffany Parikh. Mala Parker, Allandra Parker, Joel Parsons, Patricia Patel. Gitabcn Patel, Ila Patel. Kialash Patel, Mamta Patel, Sapana Pearson. Pamela Pederson. Otto Pepper, Terri Peraza. Christina Perez, David Phillips. David Pina, Richardo Pizzitola. Joe Porter, Michael Powers, Philip Pratt, Shannon Proven ano, Phillip Ramirez, Patrick Randel, Edward Raney. Phillip Reis, Olushola Riley, Sella Robertson. Dylan Robinson, Dana Rockholt, Chris Rodriguez. Benjamin Rogers, Ix ri Rollins, I.aura 214 ClassesRose, C arolyn Rosen. Penelope Rowell Walton Roy, Karen Ryan, Cheryl Ryno. Penny Sabula. Wendy Sacco, Mary Saen . Aaron Saldana, Jeanette Samson. Jon Sanders. Carla Sanders. Debra Schacherl. Michele Schietclbein. Ann Schlueter. Jennifer Schultz, l isa Schoeberger, Beth Scott, Angela Scott, Kevin Scott, Ix onard Scott. Mark Scoular, Tracey Scabaugh. Paul Seifert, Sammy Shamblin. Kenneth Shaw, Patrick Sheffield. Deborah Simmons. Corey Skaleski. Katherine Smart, Ken Smith. Darron Smith. Kimberely Snyder, Mark Solanki. Sharmila Sonka. Deanna Sorley. Donald Sorsdal. Stefanie South. Michele Sparks, I anetta Spaulding. .Melissa Spears. Kay Spencer, Jill Spiller. Michele Spivey, Valerie Spring, Cheryl Sprute, Sally Stanle. George Trip 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 capitol. The essays were judged by the Government and History teachers at Elsik. When asked why he wanted to go, Tim replied, “I thought it would be interesting to meet the people. It would be more top of a first hand experience.” The essay contest isan 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 go!” said Tim. by Erieka Hoss to the Tim wins essay contest. Freshmen 215Stanley. Steven Stark, Gidgct Stark. Stanlcy Stinson. Tracey Stirling. Charles Stockstill. Maria Strickland. James Strickland. Jody Stringer, Karen St. John. Jennifer Subinsky. Robert Sullivan, Monty Sumrall, Clark Sutherland. Todd Svoren. Michael Talley, Tammy Talley. Tina Taylor, Kellie Taylor. Stephanie Taylor, Teresa Tharpe, Melissa Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Kelley Thormer, Karrie Walsh. Richard Ward low, Timothy Weimer. Denis Welt barker, Tesha Whitmarsh, Melanie Whittington. Rebecca Whitworth, John Williams. Kay Williams, Michelle Wills. Michael Wilson. Brock Winstead, Ginger Winter, l.isa Womack. Angela Wortman, Kli abcth Wu. Grace Wyman. Charlene Vang. Alice Yen, Mei-I-an Yu, Choi Yost, James Zakaria, Safia Zinzuvadia. Rajshri Trainer, Ryan Tse, Judy Tucker. Jeffrey 1'ucker, Jennifer Tufts. Michael Turner, Carol M. Turner, Ingrid Vanhorne. Kami Vcomett, Michael Viccrra, Roelito Wagner, Bobbie Wagner. James Wall, Raymond Wallis, Tamara Walls. Tracy Walsh, Stephanie 216 ClassesAn 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 scries of workshops. Their concm for the students is evident by the constant improving and sharping of teaching skills. by Brcna Baumann Faculty 217 English teacher and Literary Club sponsor, Mrs. Julia Wrotenbury. Caroling at Christmas arc the history teachers. C. Bell photoOne 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 interesting tidbits. 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. a touring productions c “GodspcII” (a show he has don over 100 times) that he met hi wife. He has a B.A. in theatre arts B.M. in voice and a MFA i directing. Since moving to Horn ton from Virginia, he has becom affiliated with the University c Houston Mime Troupe, th Houston Shakespeare Festival an the Houston Grand Opera. After such successful produc tions as “Two by Two’’, “One Upon a Mattress’’, “The Doctor i Spite of Himself’, “Story- Theater and most recently “Trifles’’, M St. Clair says, “I feel much of th success of these shows is due to th the talent and dedication of m students.’’ by Chris Ayres Abrookin, l.inda Social Studies Aquil, Joyce Special Ed. Aide Arp. Carol English Asnes, Ellen Special Ed. Bedford, Glaydrnc Special Ed. Aide Bilbrey, Betty Secretary Bodine. Debbie P.E. Bowers, Carol Registrar Asst. Brandt. Teresa Social Studies Brown, Gloria English Bryant, West P.E. Clark, Don Math Cochran. Diane Attendance Clerk Contine, Susan Health Copley. Robert Driters Ed. Corb, Chuck P.E. Crawford. Jean Attendance Aide Crummcl. Terry Band Crump. Marilyn Secretary DcAngelis, Joyce Secretary Dombrowski, Cindy English Elley, Pat Secretary Esoritt Regina Business Fairman. Chris Social Studies Fontenot. Faye Health Foreman. Marita English Gattis, Jane Social Studies Gehring. Talbot Ind. Arts Goldman, Sheri Business Goller. IJnda Special Ed. 218 FacultyGraessle. Linda Social Studios Graham, Nola Art GrifTith, Carolyn Registrar A«l. Grossman. Rick Science Guthrie, Kay Library Aide llabermacher, Nila Library Aide Hall. Debra Social Studies Harris. Paula Foreign laing. Hartficl. Jerrcll P.E. Hatfield. Marti P.E. Hiiue. Jenny ICT Hook. Claire Art Hostak. Marietta Science Howe, Ben Dri ers Ed. Kagan, lorraine Bookkeeper Keller. Donna Special Ed. Knickel. Da id Study Skills laiauwe. Beth English sych.-eco. teacher lams it up Everyone knows that teacher Mr. Caporiccio, can be quite a character in the classroom, but few know that he plays characters outside the class room. He has been acting regularly since 1976 basically as a hobby. After meeting some friends of a small [heater group he auditioned for their text play. Since then he has had two najor roles and several minor leads. He’s been with Gilbert and Sullivan for four years in “H.M.S. Pinafore” and ‘Pirates of Penzance". He was also in Theatre under the Stars presentations of ‘Camclot”, "Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Gone with the Wind”, and "Music Man”. Mr. Cap. as his students call him. thoroughly enjoys acting. “Acting provides a good outlet for my bottled upenergy. It also fullfills my need to be a ham." After all. "All teachers arc actors at heart.” he adds. Mr. Caporiccio likes dramatic roles the best because they arc "something you sink your teeth into". "That type of role provides an actor with the easiest opportunity to display his most talent,” he said. Besides acting. Mr. Cap stays busy building model shipsand keepinghisdog Groucho out of mischief. by Shana Greer Mr. Cap as "Jake Latta" in "Night of Iguana". I,ec. Sandy Science long. Barbara Science Malone. Nancy Social Studies Martin, ('indy PJE. McCollom. Susan Workroom Mcleod. Doug Social Studies Mendel, Carolan Foreign Ijing. Moncricf, Judy English Muckleroy, Jean Business Ness, Molly Choir Newcomer. Mary Social Studies Nila. Chip P.E.Nall. Hush Science Obcrthier, Cindy Math O’Keefe, Kevin Social Studies Parks Barbara Special Ed. Pfeffcr. Larry Math Pierce, Alice English Pie , Gary P.E. Pohla. Barbara Math Quail. Don Social Studies Ruff, John Science Saxton. Richard Study Skills Scarborough. Davis Business Schreiner. Greg Math Sciba. Mike Drivers Ed. Scott, Carol HOSA Shlller, Theresa Secretary Silberman. Barbara Science Sloma. Marcia Secretary Start man. lisa Social Studies Staton, Doris English St. Clair. Neil Drama Stephenson, Kay Social Studies Talley. Susan Social Studies Thomas. Maxine English Frankly, Miss Scarlet, I don't give a pflbth! A different sor of teacher’s pel 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 newborn 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 feet. When Mr. Grossman moved to Texas. Miss Scarlet was transported in a pillowcase. Needless to say, she received a lot of attention from the other passengers on the plane. Why a boa constrictor as a pet? Mr. Grossman replied, “Because she's different and unusual and she's interesting to watch.” In addition to Miss Scarlet. Mr. Grossman also has a cat. Because of the kitten's misfortune of being abandoned, she was appropriately named Tsooris which means heartbreak and sorrow in Yiddish. by Kim VonDerAuKay Stephenson, I.inda Gracsslc, Susan Talley and Kerrnit. Setting examples Remember when teachers used to spend the norning yelling at you about homework, spelling ests, and those dear-to-our heart pop quizzes? Well, that’s changed (at least for the most part), rcachcrs now spend Friday mornings yelling WITH the students. Pep rallies have become one )f the biggest forms of spirit building for students ind teachers alike. It is not unusual to see the history department Iressed up with frogs (Kcrmit, no less) on their leads or the math teachers covered with Columbia due spirit buttons, ribbons, mums, etc. But, some teachers go even farther. Some of the riorc spirited teachers don't schedule tests and najor assignments on game days in order to get veryone to the game with the knowledge they on’t have to do their trig homework in jovemment class the next day. Or, if there is a test fter a game, some teachers clear their conscience y giving bonus points scaled on how many points ic Rams scored the night before. With teachers like these, one can be assured that pirit will never die at Elsik. by Allan Delukv Spirit will never die with Elsik teachers. Thomas. Phil Ind. Arts Thomlinson. Patricia VOF. Thompson, Dorothy English Underwood, Ruth Workroom Ward. Ray Science Warner. Judy Science Watson. Gene Swimming Watson, Phyllis Home Economics Whitlow. C arol English Whitt. C arol Workroom Williams. Joe Band Williams. William Science Woods. Donna Business Wrotenbcry, Julia English Faculty 221People at the top 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 together. 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 smoothly. “Overall, it’s been a good year,” said Mr. Porter. by Kim VonDerAu Bobby Porter - Coordinating Principal 222 Administration Elsie Keeling - North House Principal Charles Cothran - South House PrincipalFrank Jarrctt - South Assist. Principal Gwen Tooke - South Assist. Principal .. and those second in command Believe it or not, Elsik Assistant rincipals don’t spend all their me sending students to deten- : n hall and IBS. They spend most of their time onitoring student activities, mdling discipline referrals, 'aluating and observing classes, lonitoring attendance of stu- snts and in the words of South ssistant Principal, Frank irrett, “any other duty as signed.” Dirk Engel - North Assist. Principal 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 IBS. 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 Patsy Hoover - North Assist. Principal Principals 223Counselors fill void “Our goal is to help the students help themselves,” 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 students P-Z. In the South House, Dick 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 somethinggoingon 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. We’re in the middle,’’ says Dick Whatley. by Kim Von DerAu Ginger Jones - South Carolyn Clark - South Dick Whatley - South 224 AdministrationBurch reflects on past years Robert Burch The time that I have spent in the lief ISD has been very exciting, he contrast of now and then is the suit of many hours spent by the any people within the district id thecommunity. All of the time is not been spent erecting hidings, but addressing the lucational goals and objectives is been just as important. The tizens of the community have ways wanted “the best” in terms ‘schools for the children and that rectivc has been easy to follow, tie sense of knowing we have the Superintendent Robert Burch. . USD ENROLLMENT IGURES 2.369 1969-70 7.958 1974-75 13.073 1978-79 19.975 1982-83 31,764 1987-88 best has permeated all of us, parents, staff, and students. To know that we arc right in providing what we can has resulted in a truly outstanding school district. Decision after decision has been made with one thought in mind: to have a school district that will address the needs of all the students for now and in the future. More decisions will be necessary to keep what has been built and to provide for the future. I have been a part of “maturing a school district" and it has been a full occupation to say the least. Rewards have been plenty all the way, more than enough to off-set the “tough" days that were inevitable with all of us. The truly professional people that are and have been associated with the district make this an organization to envy. They have also helped create a pleasant environment in which to work. I have never been a part of anything with so many “self-directed" people. I have appreciated every' one of them. Thanks to the people of the Alief School District, staff, students, and parents for making this past 13 years so memorable. MSI) Board: Blanche Wilkcrson. Bill McLain. J.C. Wright. Mcrril Litllcwood. Frank Law. Robert Cummings, and Granville Wright. Replacing Mr. Burch is Alfred Hook. School Board 225Since 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 more. T o make more room for candid pictures of the 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 Bren a Baumann Groupies Juniors purchasing class rings. C. DuPlain photo. Senior Powder Puff cheerleaders practicing stunts. C. DuPlain photo. 226 Group PicturesAlmost ready are Kathy Huffman and Della Puckett. C. DuPlain nhouv Dancing to the beat at Homecoming arc Sophomores Wendy Henderson and L'Sandra LaPrcad. C. DuPlain Photo. Group Pictures 227Football Coaches Row I: Wes Bryant - Head Coach Row 2: Chuck Gorb, Leonard Fawcett, Robert Cocley, Ray Ward, Ben Howe, Mike Sciba, Jim Parker Gary Plcss, Hugh Null. Kevin O’Keefe, Chip Nila. Dennis Fyke - trainer. Elsik Sports Medicine Staf: Row I: Nancy Rainey, Cindy Credit, Tiffany Pannell, Karen Meeks, Dennis Fyke - head trainer, Britt Tooke, Jeff Ingram, Bryan Meier - Manager 228 Groups6ZZ ll q: | Row 1: W. Rogers - mgr.. G. Craig. B. Walker. V. Pham. E. English. B. Lower). M. Pulido. T. Rutherford. B. Carlcion, b. Meyer - mgr., W. Barksdale - mer. Row2: B. Tookc - Trainer, T. Herring. W. LaPlantc. D. Webb. M. Dockcns. J. Bryant. M. ( arruba. D. Flores. Q. Hinson. J. Williams, D. Garris. A. Bywater, D. Fyke - Trainer. Row 3: coach Ray Ward. M. Johnson, G. Sacco, S. Becker. T. Dodd. D. Schaumburg. N. Della Pena. M. Schindler, C. Tucker, M. Montgomery', R. Mindrup, T. Mathiason. T. Lovctro. Row 4: coach Robert Copley, coach Ben Howe, T. Savely. J. Milam, D. Walker, M. Garrett. S. O’Bricnt. J. Bujnoch. J. Mata, B. Shillcr, coach Gary Pless, coach Mike Sciba. coach Wes Bryant. Football - VarsityELSIK HIGH SCHOOL “Rams” 1982-83 Row ; M. Accord, D. Edwards, K. McDaniel, L. Hayes. K. Pederson. R. Skinner. L. Lorts. G. Barnes. Row2: Coach Howe. J. Pia . I. Dyer, M. Kersey. D. Dufour. D. Dougherty. K. Cheatem. D. Monk. E. Frazier, M. Spivey, D. Burris, Wade Rogers - Trainer. Row 3: J. Palin. P. Moon. D. Ballard. C. Owens, R. Grafton, S. Black, W. Harrison, S. Woodle. D. Sanucl. 230 GroupsFootball 231 Row I: R. Kopps. V. Sobermesana. J. Horde. M. Perlman. T. Rutherford. C. Fincher, G. Eddington. B. Rodgers. M. McMichael, D. Bell. Row2:Coach Corb. G. Porter. K. Hood. R. Smith. C. Vasque . M. Willman. T. Smith. A. Young. J. Gon alcs. G. Carleton, T. Tucker. Bubba Johnson - Manager. Row.?:Coach Fawcett. C. Broussard. G. Cole. J. Ray. T. Adamchick. S. Forristall. G. Neal. S. Restivo. S. Hoffman. J. Taylor. J.T. Brockman. E. Snoddy, R. Rao, Coach O’Keefe.c «! ' .' . . ., . r wt..yvr - ELSIK HIGH SCHOOL “Rams” 1982-83 ?ow I: B. Locke, N. Saenz, K. Pitts. B. Pace, S. Scruggs, T. Hedrick, R. Atiqi. R. Brekke. Row2:1. Narvaez, G. Stanley. R. Rios, J. Allen, R. Millsap. J. Tucker, D. Walker. Row 3: M. Porter, T. Mesa. M. Tufts, C. Wesinger, D. Goldstein, R. Feeney. P. Dixon. G. Ott, T. Smith. 8. - = fa w r-i aU Row I: A. Delgado. C. De Jesus. R. Pina. Robert R. Beadle, R. Wall, M. Easley, R. Robertson. T. Ccstartc, K. Bryson. Row2: F. Montanez C Mclchor C. Yu. D. Leggett. J. Poltorak. T. Armiger, C. Archer, R. Hammond. J. Maturan. R. Blankenship. Row 3: M' Poltorak, S. O’Brien. T. Wardlow, j] Lightbody, D. Phillips, M. How, C. Rockholt. D. Kincaidc. P. Ramirez. B. Lcaumoni, D. Russell, J. Wagner.Basketball - Varsity Row I: M. Posey - mgr., A. Fernandez, D. Dunaway, O. Moreno. S. Budd, B. Tookc -ir. Row 2: coach Scarbough, J. Stridden, D. Watts, K. Yust, J. Keene, R. Middaugh, S. Harris, M. Brown, coach Hatfield. Row I: W. Watson, D. Dunn, R. James, T. Luce, J. Lucas, S. Jacobs. Row 2: coach Scarbough. T. Fallcroni, B. Daugherty. G. Lockhart, J. Glasgow, S. Harris. S. Tebbano. 234 GroupsSophomore Row I: R. Rores, D. Gabino, S. Ernest, E.J. Rorcs. Row 2: R. Miisap, B. Wilson, D. Goldstein, T. Selcer, Coach Null reshman A 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. Becker, D. Wilson, C. Muellar. Basketball 235Basketball Freshman B Row 1:C. Mclchor, D. Kuchn, R. Baggett, P. Raney, M. Morgan. W. Johnson, B. Pace. Row2:C. Larry, K. Evans, O. Pedersen, D. McAfee, R. Folse, S. Scruggs, C. Stirling. Freshman - Girls Row 1:C. Fcakcs, D. Hubenak, K. Skalask, D. Murphy, K. Taylor, D. Lyngass, W. Wilding, T. Walls, K. Williams, M. Williams, B. Dcckard, S. Champagne, A. Armbruster, M. Arp, Coach Bodinc. 236 GroupsVarsity Row I: K. Broadhcad - Manager. C. Frazier - Manager. S. Hopkins - Manager. M. Martin - Manager. Row2: Dennis Fyke - Trainer, Debbie Bodine - Assistant Coach. K. Kellogg. T. Dunn. M. Nunez. B. Haderlcin, J. Jones. K. Armbruster. R. Denson. S. Johnson. V. Stickler, JV Coach Glaser. Head Coach Rod Brown. Row I: A. Murphy. T. Henderson. K. Hiatt, D. Bovne. Row 2: D. Buckley. D. Umhoeffer, L. Harrison, J. Walker. S. Ballck. Row 3: Mary Martin - Manager. Christi Broadhcad - Manager. Coach Glaser. Shelly Hopkins - Manager. Courtney Frazier - Manager. Basketball 237Girl’s Track: Ramrunners Row I: S. Johnson, D. Adams, T. Dunn, J. Stinncford, W. Pena, B. Borah. K. Skinner. Row 2: M. Guinn, A. Greer, D. Sander, M. Steele, L. Boydstun, Y. Blount, K. Kellogg. Row 3: Coach LaRibcus, Coach Hatfield, D. Jefferson - Manager, D. Kolbc, J. Jones, J. Dammann. Tamcra Pyles - Manager, Coach Brown. 238 GroupsCross Country - Girls Front: T. Dunn, D. Theriot, W. Pena, D. Adams, J. Stinneford, D. Kolb. L. Fcttcrwisch. S. Hulsey, J. Helms, M. Steele. Coach Hatfield, J. Jones. J. Dammann Girls Track, Cross-Country 239Track - Boys Row 1: J. Marino. G. Cole. D. Edwards. T. Rocha, B. Lowery. T. Tucker, K. McDaniel. D. Naldolski. M. Ober. Row2: R. Kopps, G. Porter. T. Lovetro, C. Larry. T. Smith. D. Smith, A. Rodcriquez, T. Adamchick, D. Dunn, E. Frazier, G. Carleton. Row 3: Coach Ward, P. Meloni. D. Bell, D. Webb, P. Loque, G. Craig. R. Ober, S. Forristall, D. Peterson, J. Bryant, G. Sacco, K. Box. Row 4: Coach Plcss, T. Dodd. T. Johnson. D. Robertson, D. O'Donnell, T. Bearden, G. Neal, K. Christadoro, S. O’Brient, D. Ballard, S. Woodlc, P. Moon, T. Garris, Coach Fawcett. 240 GroupsBoys Track, Baseball 241 k I A Ks i Row I: A. Marlow, E. English. R. Smith. Row2:Coach Nila. N. Torres. B. Strcck. M. Strcck, C. Tucker ?ow.?;T. Mathiason. M. Montgomery. J. Peraza, D. Machlacc. R. Raney. J. Winston. Row 4: Trainer Fyke. M. Schinler, J. Primo, 1). Schaumburg. K. Reese. T. Reed. D. Scott. Coach Copley.Baseball - j.v Row I: L. Westrick, B. Harris, J. Zepeda, K. Hood. R. Skinner. Row 2: J. McBride, S. Khan, J. Price. M. Rook. P. Raney. J. Gonzales, J. Tucker. Row 3: T. Moore, T. Sclccr. D. Tookcr. K. Shillcr. M. Gutierrez. R. Mindrup. Coach Howe. 242 GroupsO.E.A. Row I: Sponsor - Patrica Thomlinson, A. Guzman, J. Young, E. Bush, L. PatrancIla.G. Longoria. Row2:J. Blades,T. Smith, J. Ricafrcntc, M. Guidroz, W. Wilson. Row3: J. Berendt, M. Simon, D. Anderson. B. Smith. DECA Row 1: H. Kuei, M. Bruess, M. Morse. A. Rangel, J. Urbanowicz. A. MeGaughy. Row2: D. Carter, K. Bitz, D. Walters, M. Pham, K. Anderson. J. Lee, T. Go. L. Vanston, S. Johnson, M. Keener, C. Smith. L. Brown. Row 3: L. Leal. M. Beeson. S. Bush. K. DiCesare, E. Curenchuk, T. Morris, D. Johnigan, D. Meyer. Boy’s Cross Country Row I: T. Rocha, K. Ward. Row2:P. Maloni, T. Beardon. D. Peterson, R. Bemy. Boys CC, OEA, DECA 243Soccer - Boys Row I: Q. Le, T. Cheong, K. Martinez, A. Wood. J. Kim, Row 2: V. Pham. D. Escobar. D. Lee. P. Zafiridis. R. Rao, N. Bao, D. Hare. Row 3: Coach O'Keefe. J. Larrea, F. Peterson. J. Ross, D. Smith. F. Doria, A. Bywatcr, T. Culbertson. B. Adkins. 244 GroupsSoccer 245 Row I: T. Ho. S. Rai. A. Garvin. Z. Cadungog. Row 2: P. Manry. J. Fifi. B. Escobar. K. Mcdcr, M. Blanks. Row 3:C. Adkins. - mgr., C. Frazier, K. Broadhead. M. Hopkins. T. Johnston. V. Hare. K. LeRibcus - coach. Mr. Fyke - tm. Soccer - GirlsF.C.A. Varsity Club Row 2: J. Stinneford, K. Kellogs. M. Stcclc. T. Dunn. W. Pena. J. Jones. K. Skinner, A. Ambrustcr, K. Adams, L. Boydstun, Mrs. Hatfield, S. Lackey, M. Craig. • . i Row I: G. Craig, S. Becker, J. Mata, D. Webb. D. Walker. M. Pulido, D. Ballard. J Schindler and "flash". W. LaPlante. R. Mindrup. C. Tucker. N. Della Penna, Fyke. esu Row I: J. Bourcicr. Mrs. Lewis. P. Jensen, R. Schmidt, H. Chang, B. Baumann. T. Cummings. T. Nguyen, A. Malaguilla. 246 GroupsSwimming and Diving Row I: M. Hockcr, J. Modinc. R. Shaw. M. Veomett. Row2: B. Ransom (Mgr.). C. Pollack. R. Kelly, P. Corcoran. D. Kunz, Coach Watson. Row3: L. Sturm. S. Sorsdal. C. Boyd. C. Hernandez. P. Rosen. K. Nagie, K. Hernandez. C. Adams. Row I: Coach Licber, A. Waggoner. S. Sprutc. E. Lilley. D. Holstead. B. Eisenring. J. Leone. C. Smith. T. Brockman. S. Poole, D. O’Shaughnessy. J. Salazar. A. Shah. D. Strube. R. F. Petersen. C. DuPlain. M. Palumbo. Ram- rollers Swim. Dicing. Ramrollers 247Marching Row i: M. Ourslcr. E. Algaze,C. Thcofanidis. R. Karchcr, X. Keys, R. Hammons, T. Hertweek, 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’Shaughnessy. Row 2: Bob Wacscl, student teacher, Joe Williams, director. Terry Crummcl, 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. Fratchcr. D. Bullock, Jennie Salazar, assistant drum major, Atul Shah, head drum major. Row 3: E. Caldwell, G. Goelzer, R. Husscini, K. Shamblin, S. Orsah, K. Sorlcy, J. Samson, B. Jarrard, J. Beaumont. P. Brovard, E. Valot, K. Gajarawala, J. Placcttc, R. Zermeno, M. Collette, F. Petersen. W. Giesbrecht, C. Young, S. Hendrick. 248 Groups Ram Band K. Martinez. Row 4: K. Russell. L. Richardson. C. Kachilla. E. Brown. C. Sperling, T. Bums. M. Mulford. J. Baver. Y. Gould. C. Lcicht, 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. Bcury, M. Klasing. R. Blackstock. M. Burk, A. Pavlicck. D. Johnson. H. Bransford. K. Allen. K. Bauer. Row 6: D. Chema. S. Orsak. L. Major. R. Romero. T. Bono. G. LaRosc. 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. Vahldick. Band 249Revelliers Squad 4 Row 1: L. Jordan. K. Luman. K. Harst. K. Huffman. L. Toracki. Row 2: L. Howell, J. Willman, S. Witte. Squad 5 Row 1: D. Bell. Row 2: S. Thibcdcaux, L. Hurt. Row 3: P. Morille. T. Rutherford, L. Carleson. Squad 6 Row 1: K. Eitzc. A. Wise, M. Rokcs. Row 2: J. Kelly, L. Pavelick, C. Brown. 250 GroupsSquad 7 Row I: C. Baker, M. McDowell, R. Garcia, L. Greene, R. Talastas. Row 2: T. Morgan Squad 8 Row I: O. Aljure, Row 2: N. Sinha, D. Rocha, S. Zaragoza. Row 3: D. Strubc. Revies 251Yearbook Staff Row I: Mrs. Osmon - advisor, B. Baumann, J. Urbanowicz, A. Dclukc, 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. Bcrendt, T. Brockman. K. Blankenship. G. Campos. M. Abaya, Y. Choc, K. VondcrAu. Student Congress Row I: 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. Multord, M. Simon, J. Poole, S. Guthrie, M. Abya, B. Pavlick. E. Rameriez, S. Shah, V. Tran, M. Steele. Row4: R. Wcitzncr, M. Klasing. L. Locke. M. Espinosa. S. O'Brian, member. R. Rabe. P. Morillc, K. Lanigan, new members. L. Fedcrwich, M. Craig, H. Winslow, I Daaboul. P. Das. Row5: member. R. Romero, T. Dodd, T. Kagan, B. Myers. R. Schmidt. K. Gray. E. Algaze. T. Drummond. G. LaRose. Math Club Row I: 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. Currcn, M. Gandhi, S. Tsai. S. Zimmerman. Row 3: Nancy Stephson - sponsor, J. Parker, D. Svorcn, R. Husscini, M. Palumbo, R. Parks. J. Jim, D. Hare, L. Nguyen, L Chang.National Honor Society Seniors - Row ; J. Salazar, H. Chang. A. Shah. P. Kuflcl, E. Algaza. Row2: K. Gremminger, J. Kelly, member. N. Ordonez. S. Greer, member, L. Engel, Y Choc. P. Morrillc. 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. Strubc. Q. Le. 5. Saoud. J. Placette. Row4: G. Kelly, M. Chow. J. Bryant. S. Daiji, 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. Juniors - Row I: K. Eitze, P. Dulsipor, V. Tran, L. Boulwarc. S. Witte, J. Willman, C. Chang, C. Choc, A. Chang. Row 2: K. Lanigan, L. Torccki, 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. Tookc, R. Farus. A. Ngo. C. Alford. A. Meae. L Holsapplc, H. Nguyen. Row 4: P. Zafirichc. K. Du. K. Boy. V. Tcan. V. Tran. D. Sarra. P. Blackshire. D. Broyno. M. Alabaya. M. Albaya. A. Gandhi. A. Ncoy, S. Royes. T. Ngrycn. member. S. Zimmerman. ?owi:T. Herring. D. Lee. A. Khan. J. Ubotin. D. Dufor, P. MeBon. D. Bhclt, 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. NHS 253Main Events Club Row I: 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. Krcisner, B. Rives, G. Peters. Ms. Hogshead, L. McIntyre. Row3: H. Chunn. H. Hoppus. M. Landin, S. Swick, C. Lundquist, L. Jones, L. Boyle, Mr. St. Clair, T. Henry, R. Cuellar. Mime Troupe Drama Club 254 Groups Row I: M. Brown. L. Kreisner, A. Bcveroth. Row2:C. Stinncford. 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, C. Hrubesh.Spanish Club JCL Row 1: Mrs. Mendel - Sponsor, H. Hsaio, M. Landrau, T. Moyer. Row 2: P. Manry, M. Simon, T. Nguyen. T. Nguyen. L. Kruse. K. Adams. Row 3.B. Adkins. D. Robertson. C. Alford, R. Parks, E. Stamm, S. Witte, J. Willman, L. Halsapplc. French Club Row I: 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. 5. Rai, T. Ho, S. Cha. Row J. D. Duckworth. M. Parikh. E. Chang, T. Ngo. R. Karchcr, R. Nagarkcr, Row 4: A. Khan, V. Rao. M. Patel, D. Weimer. Chess Club Junior Classical League - 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 Computer Math Club Row I: Mrs. Lewis - Sponsor. O. Lc, D. Srorcn. J. Bourcicr, B. Rayburn. Row2: A. Lan, R. Surati. H. Lc, A. Malaguilla. Row 3: J. Lan. P. Morillc, H. Chang. HECE Row I: R. Parks. O. Tse, O. Pedersen, H. Nguyen. Row2: H. Nguyen, V. Mehra, Row I: L. Watt, Y Reyna, T. Geary, N. Mashbum. Row R. Crisostomo. O Protomartir, S. Shaker. Row 3: J. Protomartir, M. Khan, P. 2: Mrs. Zissman - Sponsor. G. Chavez. S. Meyer. Patel, T. Cheong, S. Sattir, A Gaalla, A. Winter.Varsity Cheerleaders Row 1: J. Manfrc, S. Lawrence. D. Dunaway, L. Lawless, J. Johnson, L. Boydstun, M. Campbell, C. Burt, C. Malone, Sponsor Cindy Oberthier. Revellier: Row ; Co-Captains - B. Mahoney, K. Blankenship, K. Hanst, A. Wise, T. Rutherford. J. West, T. Morgan. O. Aljure. Row 2: N. Sinha, S. Zaragoza, M. Bolmanski, K. Rathgcrbcr. 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. Vez.os, L. Engel, N. Wilkcrson. R. Talastas. Row 4: K. Eitze, L. Pavelick, M. Rokes, J. Kelly, D. Wingo, K. Applcbcrg, K. Goppcrt, 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. Thibodeaux, L. Torckk, D. Bell 256 GroupsRevelliers -Squads Squad 1 Row 1: K. Rathgabcr, V. Tran. Row 2: M. Bolmanski, J. West. D. Puckct. Squad 2 Row 1: P. Vezos, B. Mahoncv. L. Engel. Row 2: A. Hudson, N. Wilkerson. Row 3: C. Bridges. Squad 3 Row 1: K. Blankenship. Row2: K. Applcburg. D. Wingo. Row 3: K. Isle, W. Russo, S. Lee. K. Gopcrt. V. Cheerleaders, Revies 257Senior Class Officers President - Julia Perry Vice President - Mike Johnson Secretary - Missi Steele Treasurer - Diana Adams Showing off their caps and gowns arc seniors Christy Mata. Ruthic Garcia. Debbie Strube, Terri Brockman, and Laurie Boydstun.Junior Class Officers Top - Cathy Malone - president; Bottom - Trevor Dodd - vice-president. Sharon Orzack - secretary. Junior Class Favorites Jenny Stinniford and Sammy O’BrientSophomore Class Officers President - Kim Adams Vice President - Michelle Hahn Secretary - Nora Wilkerson Treasurer - Leslie Lawless Sophomore Class Favorites Dour SchaumburR and Kristi Moore. 260 GroupsFreshman Class Officers President - Dee Dee Jefferson Vice President - Stacey Champaigne Treasurer - Rodney Chamblee Secretary - Michelle Spillers Freshman Class Favorites Michelle Williams and Brock Wilson Class Officers 261Mixed Choir 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. DcMontoya. Row 2: J. Chen, S. Sprutc. 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. JcfTcrson. M. Wocrtz, C. Walker. Row 4: C. DeCarlo, C. Ellcy, K. Watson, E. Hansen. S. Humphrey, M. Middaugh, R. Lambert, D. King, F. Lee, T. Geise, H. Hoppus, C. Barber. Chorale Row 1: G. Harrison, K. Rainey, K. Pollard, C. Habcrmacher, J. Genett, R. Hoffman, C. Broussard, M. Hunn, L. Boulwarc. G. Gamble, Mrs. Ness - director. Row 2: P. Bacon, T. Thornton, D. Dougherty. M. Echcvcrri, K. Mock. L. Gilbert. S. Swick, L. Alvin, C. Minnick, D. Rocha, C. Anderson. Row 3: J. Ross. D. Weiner, R. Rcdditt, R. Krembs, M. Allison, T. Cross, B. Wilson, M. Hull, A. Bcvcroth. C. Everett. Row 4: T. Cochran, F. Moore, L. Richardson, S. Tebbano, A. Fuentcs. B. Sandel, D. Walker. G. Neal, L. Hurst, C. Pappas, L. Boyle. 262 GroupsElsik Encore Row 1: A. Martin, C. Pappas, A. Kuo. R. Lambert, R. Hoffmann. Row 2: S. Gabino. T. Pore . D. Walker, J. Ross, A. Sprutc, C. Habermacher, B. Wilson, M. Hunn, G. Harrison, K. Pollard. F. Moore. K. Mock, L. Boulware, D. Kuehn. Girl’s Choir Row 1: J. Jacob, B. Whittington, N. Hoover, J. Saldana. L. Marquez. M. Arrcndalc, Mrs. Ness - director. Row 2: S. Anki. M. Trammell, M. Kingham, V. Spivey, S. Garvey. T. Nguyen. Row 3: B. Johnson. C. Yoon. M. Barge. K. Roy, S. Hillbum. Row 4: V. Hardin. M. Turner. S. Aucoin. D. Keller, I. Morales. Choir 263Ads from Alief 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 arc just one example. 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 services. by Brena Baumann 264 Ads trpXhl?iO AShf0rdandBCl'airC'a,WaySSUP mthCRam5' Many s,udcms bank at AllcfAlamo Bank on Bcllairc and Cook. I 5 » HAIRS FLORIST flLTERflj Bclford Crossing Shopping Center offers a variety of services. Ads 265Rack n Roll Family Fun Center Ads 11107 Bellaire Blvd. 495-6430 Unisex Beauty Salon Complete Services Redken Perms Haircuts - Men and Women 879-0856 7313 S. Kirkwood Between Beechnut Bel la ire Look out Tootsie here's Rodney! C. Bell photo It’s never too late to order your class ring. DROP BY OUR STUDENT CENTER OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am — 4:30 pm Weekdays 9:30 am — 1:00 pm Saturdays Balfour,, The Recognized Leader in Recognizing People L.G. Balfour Company 2930 Chimney Rock Houston. Texas 77056 713 784-4990 QUALITY - Crafting gold and silver is both a science and an art.. No one does it belter than Balfour. SERVICE - Balfour is nationwide with Houston Plant and Student Center. FULL WARRANTY - For the lifetime of your ring. RELIABILITY - Balfour has served the students of America for over 60 years.R R barber and style shop " precision cuts for men, women, and children Q Robert Lambert (713) 870-9648 owner 4010-G Hwy. 6 Houston 77082 j i v1 C on gratu (ation i Senior Ctaii of 83 C-omplimenli of Nicholas T. Liveris Attorney at law (713) 988-0600 compliments of HSE HOUSTON STAFFORD electric, incorporated electrical contracting "No comment at this time.” Linda Graesslc and Theresa Brandt. C. Duplain photo Congratulationi Seniori 83 10203 Mula Circle Stafford, Texas 77477 498-2212 Compliments of R.M. Hardison Company 9630 Clarewood Dr., Suite A 7 Houston, Texas 77036 776-3232 268 Ads Give ’em a cheer!" Varsity Cheerleaders. C. Duplain photo.ALIEF TRAVEL BUREAU, INC. 8100 S. 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ECO—RESOURCES Corporate Dr. Houston, Texas (713)981-5100 P.O. Box 487 Alief, Texas 77411 Don’t get to excited about the game guys! C. Duplain photo KONDKKN One hour mmm: TNI MOST IN DRY CLEANING 7U1-1706 5719 Fondreu Rd. JOHN CRAIG Houston. Texas 77036 owner Ads 279Our Family at First Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:50 a.m. Morning worship 7:00 p.m. Euenine Worship Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m E. Dale Hill Pastor 12001 Moonmist. Alie . Texas 7741 1 713 498-40597621 Boone Road 11904 D Westheimer {V2 ml South of Bellaire) (Westheimer at Kirkwood) 5303815 497-6198 (NEW LOCATION) 9311 C Katy Freeway (E=cho Lane at 1-10) 932-8658 14061 Memorial (Memorial at Kirkwood) 493-6089 Salt and pepper shakers. C. DuPlain photo riRsrCiiY First City Bank—Westheimer, N.A. 12000 WESTHEIMER 497-2300 MEMBER FDIC Ads 281Family Hairstyling Closed fj) Tues.-Thurs. Mondays 9-8 r— pieJ L Fri.-Sat. V T| PnAP — 9-5 maJr- 6804 G HIGHWAY SIX SOUTH HOUSTON. TEXAS 77083 BARBARA WALPOLE 530-2246 Owner Congratulations Class of Compliments of Lou Boydston OFFERING COMPLETE SERVICE FOR DOMESTIC AND 1M PORTED CARS AND TRUCKS. EMISSION‘BEND (AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE I5COO BELLA IRE BLVD.. SUITE J. HOUSTON. TX 77081 Lars Langerud, Owner 713 495-7670 Elsik faculty can count to five! C. DuPlain photo 282 AdsSpanks’s Alief’s Most Complete Selection of Plants (Large or Small) Mums are the word! • Weddings • Funerals • All Occasions • Football Mums • Delivery to All Hospitals • Dried and Silk Arrangements Landscaping World-Wide Wire Service Mon.-Sat. 9:00-6:00 495-7432ALIEF ALAMO an BANK y P.O. DRAWER 721680 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77272 ALIEF ALAMO BANK Extends Sincere Congratulations To The Seniors of 1983“Somehow that figures!” Cathy Bell, photographer. Second degree Black Belt in Tac Kwon Do Dzung Nguyen demonstrates at Sharpstown on the Vietnamese New Year holiday. Congratulations 1983 Seniors “Your Travel is our business” World wide travel arrangements We are a full service agency Computerized reservations ticketing MARY JEAN THOMPSON, CTC (§ffwmfiim ( puwd “WE'LL PUT THE EXCITEMENT BACK INTO YOUR TRAVEL'' 11111 RICHMOND AVE. • SUITE 151 • HOUSTON, TEXAS 77082 • 713-266-6888 Ads 285JfeeMecteft 6y Saranac BUCILLA, UNGER, BOYE, DMC CREWEL, COUNTED CROSS STITCH CROCHET, EMBROIDERY, KNITTING LATCH HOOK, NEEDLEPOINT, ETC. BLOCKING, PILLOWS AND RUGS FINISHED FRAMING, LESSONS SARA JO ORR 11224 BEECHNUT HOUSTON, TEXAS 77072 498-5430 495-4140 Neighborhood BOOKS in Alicf 11236 Beechnut Houston, TX 77072 Band member Henry Bransford at his favorite pastime afu marching practice. Photo by C. DuPlain DETERGENT SERVICES (COMMERCIAL) Dishwashing Laundry Cleaning of any type Complete chemical needs 286 AdsFARMERS INSURANCE GROUP mtmb« of Proiidontt Council RICK MORROW 11107 Bellaire at Boone Houston, Texas 77072 495-0110 ‘Did you really swallow your mouth piece?” Band member Cale Weaver. hoto by C. DuPlain Congratulations Senior Class of '83 Compliments of Texas Fire Safety, Inc. 9630 Clarewood Drive. Suite A-13 Houston. Texas 77036 776-2500 "Your conclusion should read like this . . .” Librarian. K. Guthrie and Jennifer Bercndt. Photo by M. Provcn ano A typical rambanner. Photo by C. DuPlainDamron, Davin 12 DcSouza, Marcclo 13 Dement, Robin Desai, Amit 13 Diccsarc. Kenneth 13, 31, 124 DimitrofT. Felicia 13 Dipasupil, Sally 13, 20, 45, 117. 129, 151 Drummond, Theresa 13. 138 Dulcc, Lorita 13 Kanchi, Gitanjali 17 Kao. Kim 17. 43. 108. 144. 145 Keener, Marlene 17, 178 Kelly. Janice 17. 145 Kite. Lisa 17 Kothari, Manisha 17 Koutani, Pierre 17 Kubccka, Stephanie 17 Kuntz, Lawrence 17 Kuo, Margaret 17 Lawless. Lynicc 18 Le, Quoc 18 Lear. Dona 18 Lee. Wen-Ching 18 Lewis, Donald 18 Loftin, Joel 18 Loper. Annette 18 Lowery, Billy 18. 41 Lumlcy. John 18 Lutz, Michael 18 Baker, Colleen 8, 38, 30. 128. 295 Barksdale. Wayde 9. 130 Bates, Renee 9, 39, 104, 106. 146. 147 Becerra, Mirtha 9 Bell, Dean 9 Bennett, Robert 9 Berendt, Jennifer 9, 269, 295 Bemey, Cathy 9 Bcury, John 9. 164 Bit , Kenny 9, 178 Blanks. Kim 9 Bothager, Neva 9 Bounds. Elizabeth 10 Boydstun, Laurie 10. 38. 39. 30. 42. 76. 109, 119, 124, 166, 295 Brandford, Henry 10, 268 Brown. Maurice 10, 62 Bryant, JefT 10, 45. 50. 52. 155 Bryson, Kenneth 10 Burgess. Jay 10 Bush, Sheryl 10 Caldwell. Fred 10. 139 Campbell, Mindy 10, 23. 56. 119 Casiplc, Jocelyn 11, 150. 154. 174 Castillo. Carol 11 Cemosek, Troy 11 Chac, Mina 11 Chang. Faith 11 Chavez, Gloria II, 179 Cheng. Alice II, 150, 154, 155 Chiang, Kuang 11 Choc. Yun 12, 143, 163 Chum. Heather 12 Cole, Terry 12 Conley, Kathleen 12 Cortes. Ernest 12 Craig, Michelle 12. 58. 59 Cuevas. Juan 12 Cuevas, Martin 12 Engel, Lisa 13 Escobedo, Rachel 13 Espinosa. Dina 13 Exis, Peter 13 Feakes, Virginia 13 Gamble. Graham 14 Garcia, Ruthic 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, 165 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, 164, 165 Hurst. Launa 16 Hydo. Barr 16 Jaramillo, James 16 Jimenez, Lisa 17 John. Lcthi 17 Lacount. Teresa 18 Martin. Julie 18 Laplantc, Colen 18. 50 Martinez, Kenneth 6. 18 288 Senior Indexlata. Jose 19, 52. Ill IcCoy, LccAnn 19, 38. 169 lcCrcary, Kyle 19. 150 lcDonald. Kathy 19 IcGaughy, Janis 20, 178 leineckc. Angela 20. 30. 31 leycr. Denise 20 liddaugh, Robert 20, 64 linkel, James 20 lonycm. Ataul 21 loore. Mary 21 ioreno, Oscar 21. 63 iorgan. Terri 21. 45 orrill, Troy 21 ueller, Pete 21 usil, Vivian 21 ash. Phaedra 19 g. Daisy 21 ghiem. Ho 21 go. ToLoan 21 guyen, ('an 21 unez. Dc 21 ’Donnell. David 21 gle, Brenda 22, 164. 165 rdonez. Nancy 22. 154 rsorio. Romulo 22 irks. Donald 22. 155. 174. 175 itranella, Barney 22 ivlicck. Arnold 22 terson. Leon 22 lam, Viem 22 iilbeck, Kenneth 22 ekens. Larry 22. 295 ttman, James 22. 170 •Hard. Karen 23, 119, 133, 172 imo. Joe 23. 30. 43. 107 otomartir, Oliver 23 ekett. Della 23. 227 lido. Armando 23. 50. 162 lach. Pamela 23 liney, Kim 23 ingcl. Anna 23. 178 Reyna. Yvonne 179 Richardson. Lee 24 Rogers, Wayne 14 Romero, Robin 24, 110 Rose. Dcirdre 24 Royster, Richard 14 Rudder, Lorraine 14 Rutherford. Trey 25. 30. 46. 50 Savely, Anthony 25 Scheffer, Rcnay 15 Shillcr. Brian 15 Shrout. David 15 Sinders, Stephen 15 Sinha. Nccna 143. 145 Smith. Chris 15 Snow, Jacquc 25, 30 Stone. Selena 16 Strack. Nadine 16 Stricklcn, Jonathan 16. 45, 62, 63. 106 Strube, Deborah 26, 31, 38, 110, 119. 128, 166. 167, 295 Swift. Johnny 26 Taylor, Jerry 26 Terry. Melissa 26 Thomas. Shcrly 26 Trabulsi, Fuad 26, 209 Tussy. Elena 27 VanGildcr. Susan 27 Varlcy. Mark 27 Villarreal, Beth 27 VonDcRau. 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 Young. John Youngblood, April 29 Zaragoza, Sherri 29 Ziegler, Alex 106, 107 Senior Index 289SOUTH Adams, Elizabeth 8, 30, 32. 79. 81, 83 Alford. Emcst 8 Aljure, Olga 8, 30, 39 Allen, Scott 8 Alvim. Lconor 8 Anderson, Carrie 8 Arcl. Kenneth 8 Avery, Gregory 8 Ayres, Chris 8. 45. 116, 117, 129, 133. 151, 164, 165, 166 Baker, Deborah 9 Ball. Marissa 9. 23. 56 Banning. Craig 9 Bao. Lan 9 Baumann, Brcna 9. 38. 128. 166. 294 Becker, Stephen 9 Bell, Cathy 9. 38. 169, 267 Bcnis. Cindy 9. 23. 30. 131 Bennett, Patricia 9 Bcveroth. Anne 116. 117, 132, 164, 165 Beyer, Vernon 9 Bielefeld, Lynn 9 Blankenship, Kim 9, 38. 39, 167, 295 Bolmanski. William 9 Bono, Toni 9, 110 Bowdrcn, Bonnie 10 Boyle, Lee 10 Braquct, Ed 10 Brewer, Kathleen 10 Brczik. Stephen 10, 182 Brockman, Terri 10. 38. 31, 39, 130, 142, 166, 295 Brown, Larry 10 Budd. Steve 7, 10, 107 Burley, Bcnita 10 Burrows. Javonnic 10 Burt, Christina 10, 57, 108, 131 Bush, Beverly 10. 186 Bush, Tracey 10 Bywater, Andrew 10. 51 Cantu, Regina 11 Carlcton, Brett 11 Chang, Helen 11, 140, 163 Chang. Suwc 11 Chcma. Kevin 11 Chcong, Hoi 12 Chow, Mike 12. 20. 155 Clark. Dawn 12 Clark. Sandra 12, 30. 31. 130, 131 Daaboul, Ingrid 12, 106 Darji, Shrcyas 12 Daws, Paula 13, 131 DellaPenna, Nick 13, 50, 57 Dclukc. Allan 13. 31. 38. 168 Dixon, Tanya 13 Dunaway, Derek 13, 31, 44, 62, 64. 106. 107 Dunn. Tamiko 13. 31. 44. 78, 81, 82. 83, 162 DuPlain, Chris 13, 169, 295 Esquivel, Pauline 13 Fernandez, Alberto 31 Gamer, Tracey 14 Gibson, Robert 14 Gicsbrecht. Wilbert 14 Gilbert, Lori 14 Gonyca, Belinda 14 Gough. Elizabeth 14 Gray, Karen 14 Gremmingcr. Karen 7, 14 Hanks. Robert 14 Hanst, Kristen 14. 158 Haro. Julius 15 Harrovcr. Linda 15, 30, 43, 10 Hartman, Connie 15 Haw'kinbcrry, Rhonda 15 290 Senior IndexHawkins. Kamcla 15 Hcckc. Shawn 15 Helms. Julie 15. 83 Hernandez. Catalina 15. 86 Higginbotham. Michelle 15 Hill. Diane 15 Hinson, Kevin 15 Hirsch, Kristy 15 Hoang. Kelly 16 HofTman. Rene 16 HofTpauir, Diane 16. 186 Howell. Lisa 16 Hsiao. Helen 16 Huber. Karen 16 Jasck, Carrie 17 Johnson. Marion 17 Johnson. Michael 17. 32. 130 Kalucz, Michael 17 Kelly. Greg 17 Klccfman. John 17 Krcisner, Lujean 17, 116. 117, 132, 151. 164. 165 Krcmbs. Rebecca 17 KufTcl, Peter 17, 38. 41. 169 O’Shaughncssy. Deborah 22 Ourslcr. Marcic 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 Placcttc. James 22 Poltorak. Eva 23 Poole. Shanna 23, 171 Provenzano. Lyncttc 23 Puckett. Gwen 23 Randall, Alicia 23 Reed. Laura 23 Reed, Luke 23. 106, 107 Ribblc, Michael 24 Ritchel. John 24 Robinson. Cheryl 7 Rocha. Tony 24. 72,81 Roger, Debbie 24 Rojas. Amaya 24 Romero. Jeanette 24 Rotcn, Randolph 24 Lan.Jenny 18 Larosc, Gayc 18 Larson. Kent 18 Lawrence. David 18 Ledezma, Emma 18 Leone. Jeff 18 Long. Kimberly 18 Longoria, Gloria 18 Lorino. Robin 18 Lovciro, Troy 18, 39, 105 Mahoney, Bridget 18, 157 Manfre, Julie 18. 57 Martinez. Carolina 19 Martinez, Oscar 19 Martz, Jane 19 Massic. John 19 Mata, Christy 19, 30, 31, 38, 105, 130, 167. 295 Mathiason. Tony 19. 88 Mathur. Anjali 7, 19, 179 Maturan, Johan 19 McGhee. Traci 20 Mcadoe. Glen 20 Meier, Bryan 20 Meyer. Stephen 148 Milam. James 20 filler. Scott 20 Mills. Donald 20 riinnick, Jane 20 Mock, Katherine 20 Morillc, Pam 21. 144 Morse, Michelinc 21 Mulford, Marec 21 Ngo. Ailan 21 Nguyen, Bong 21 Nguyen. Dzung 21 3‘Bricn. Shonda 21, 30. 31. 130. 131 3!liver, Angel 22 3'Neal. Misti 22 Salazar. Jennie 25, 141, 144, 145, 159 Santana, Sylvia 25 Saoud. Sana 25. 208 Sauer. Star 25 Schindler, Mark 25. 33 Schmidt. Enrique 25 Scott. Andrew 25 Seales, Felicia 25 Shah. Atul 25. 119. 128, 141, 143, 159 Simon, Mairim 25. 148. 186. 187 Skinner. Kristi II, 25. 31, 45. 76, 78, 108, 130 Smith. Carrie 25. 105. 179. 171 Sorlcy. Karla 25. 110. 119 Sperling, Howard 25 Stamm. Eric 26. 47. 155 Steele. Melissa 26. 31. 32. 82, 83, 105. 142 Stinncford, Charles 26. 119. 143. 164. 165 Stokes, Catherine 26 Taylor. Justus 26. 122, 138 Taylor, Susan 26 Tcmplin. Dale 26 Thomas. Kari 26 Torres, Angel 26 Townsend. Darryl 26 Tranum. Linda 26 Traschcr. Kirk 26 Truong, Binh 26 Tucker. Chris 27. 44. 51. 52. 100. 102 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, 72. 73 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 Yce. Anna 29 Young. Jclisa 29, 186 Young. Tracy 29 Yust. Karl 29 Ziegler, Alex 29 Senior Index 291K »s»s«fa we High School Memorabilia 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 staff, 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 . . . MOVING PICTURES. by Brena Baumann ffffffi mmmmimmu m i n 11 m m 1111 f 1444 4111 n r III! Ill 1 III HIM III III 11 III 11 iJJf I 'Min' amimrtPjjhi, r I iua Ik, 292 ClosingClosing 293Editor’s Note Well, this year is over and 1 must admit I'm 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 1 hope you will too. 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 Ruthic. 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 Cameras can still run though filled to capacity with Coke and Tab cans. Colleen and I are M M buddies. We had great lunches outside Minimax of yogurt, gape soda, barbecued fritos, and, of course, M M’s. That unny made great caramal brownies too. Dear Allan was the best dressed of us all. (GQ all the way!) Itsgood 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 Ruthic influenced her too much ! (Just kidding). This Clubs section editor worked hard on chasingdown 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 arc Misty, Bcthy, and Ericka who did Classes and Index. They deserve many thanks. Kim and Jennifer became our ad solicitors to Alief businesses. Jeff, 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, (in the faculty section ofeourse!). 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 Dcktol 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 294 Closing although I’m 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 preferra portraits. Lee Ann had a very candid approach to refusin photo work orders. She would simply tell any staffer tha she didn’t feel like it! Now Peter, he was real good abou taking pictures at a moment's notice. He also gave the bes parties as all of Alief knows (and probably everyone els since they all came). Chrisdid such good work and so muc! of it that he received the Journalism Award. Glenn joine us half way through the year and was by far the preppies 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 then giving up their free time to take, process, and prin pictures. The entire staff deserves recognition for a job well done This yearbook was a big project and although we enjoye 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 heci us all a lot of slack, we still learned the details of ou government and economy. He was never too busy to tc us about college and the “real world”. Next is Mrs. Malon who postponed essay tests and didn’t count tardies (o attendance for that matter). She taught AP History an sponsored NHS along with Mrs. Wrotenbury. And finally Mrs. Osmon. She was the Ramblings and Rampag sponsor. Without her, we would never have gotten all thi finished by deadline. I really enjoyed working with Mn Osmon and I can forge her signature perfectly. Thank Elsik, for a great four years. Ramblings Staff NO PARKING ANY TIME Rhonda, Starbuck, Angie, Kim. ebbie Duz Dallas, Laurie Lee, Colleen Bunny, rim, GSL Marie. STUDENT LIFE CLUBS The Urb, Yankee, Smithy, Ariel. SPORTS Ericka, Bcthy, Misty. CLASSES Jennifer, Kim. ADS ck: Larry. Jennifer. Ruthannc. Jennifer. Terri. Kim. Gina. Marie, Yui. Kim; Front: ( a' ®smon ISOR. in, Allan. Colleen. Joel, Debbie, T roy, Ruthic, Jennifer. Bcthy, Ericka. Laurie, Christy, onda, Chris; Laying: Brena; Standing: Cay Osmon. Closing 295Colophon Theme - Moving Pictures Cover - Silkscrccn of Lexotone Silver and Dari Blue Embossed Size - 9 x 12 Type - Times Roman Body 12 point and captions and index point Paper - 80 pound Gloss Enamel Binding - Smyth-Sewn Copies - 850 Publisher - Henington Publishing Company Representatives - Ray Branch and Lois Niemann All class portraits, color Homecoming, and color Prom pictures by Clayton Teat of Scholastic Portraits. 296 Closing 


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