Alliance High School - Bulldog Yearbook (Alliance, NE)
- Class of 1979
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New Discoveries , Are Uncovered in a Closer Look
Alliance High School is truly a special place, and all of the interests of students both, in and out of school deserve A Closer Look. This year a new freshmen class increased the number of students to 641. This increase has resulted in new classroom assignments, scheduling changes and an overall sense of increased activities. These and all of the diverse happenings of high school are often easily passed by, never to be seen again. But they can all be saved for the future with a Focus on AHS in A Closer Look.
American Government is one of the many co offered to Senior Pat Toedtli to meet gradual requirements.
These instruments and more explore the students’ minds 180 days a year.
Big Blue takes off on its final journey.
Mr. Clarke offers Laurie Hoff advice on her pantomime.
Miss Christensen thumbs through a day’s work.With Railroad
Expansion, Alliance Continues To Grow
Oil tankers wait in Alliance before continuing on to their scheduled destinations.
The Burlington Northern Railroad has become one of the most important industries in Alliance. Due to the rapid growth of railroad facilities, the town has miraculously increased in size. With the increase of population has come the needed increase for housing and businesses. As a result of these changes, the city of Alliance has become nationally known as a “boom town.”
Despite public opposition, the depot is planned to be torn down soon.
These crowded yards arc the hub of the Burlington Northern Railroad.
The past year has been marked by several controversial issues, one of which dealt with the future of the depot. With the construction of the new BN facilities came the decision to tear down the old depot, which has become one of the city’s most prominant landmarks. Despite the many strong objections voiced by the people of Alliance, the decision to remove the historical building will stand, according to the Burlington officials in St. Paul, Minnesota. The depot will be replaced by a parking lot for railroad employees.
The railroad has had quite an impact on the city of Alliance. It has affected its growth, economy and retail. With the influence of the Burlington, the city of Alliance has been and will continue to Be forced into taking a closer look at the future of the town and what can be done to prepare for it.
The new control tower keeps abreast of the activity in the yards.Fashions Regress as Future Pushes Ahead
Meredith Becker and Shcili Ellis model maxi-length “Annie Hall” skirts.
Terri Brixius shows that sweater coats are warm as well as fashionable.
Fur-lined fashion boots help to keep Wanda Crawford warm during the cold winter months.
This year, fashion changed the looks at AHS. Boots and cowl necks accented knee-length skirts, which came in a variety of earth tone colors. Knit scarves and stick pins gave a finishing touch to the new “Annie Hall” look, which resembles the fashions popular many years earlier. For those wearing glasses, decals of various designs and monograms, added a new dimension.
As it says in the commercial, “curls are back.” Boys as well as girls took on the curly look.
All around AHS, people who had been cursed with straight hair, spent time and money on curling irons, hot rollers, and permanents.
Another new phase which rose in popularity was pierced ears. This may not seem unusual to many, but this year, girls started getting their ears pierced twice. This offered the trend setters a unique look.
The new fads and fashionable apparel gave students a new look for which to strive.
Double-pierced ears give Aurora Magdaleno a unique look that is prominent among co-eds.
Homecoming spirit added an unusual spark to the halls of AHS with the students participating in various activities. The students were decked out in odd clothes on designated days, such as: farmer day, occupation day, switch day, pride day, and inside outside day. To add to the look, windows in the downtown stores were painted and the halls of AHS were decorated.
The Bulldog offense strives for another first down during the McCook Homecoming game.
The traditional burning of the “A”, pep rally, and parade were held the night before the game.
Friday, October 20, was game day, with the Bulldogs facing the McCook Bison. Instead of a win, the Bulldogs were handed
The highlight of the halftime festivities was the coronation of the king, queen, and their attendants. The evening closed with the Homecoming dance, which was held in the North High Auditorium. The large number of couples attending were entertained by “Madgic,” a band from Kansas.
1978 Homecoming royalty are: Jeff Williams and Jana Weed, first attendants; Jodi Meter and John Paulsen, Queen and King: Deb Nelson and Brett Boness, second attendants.
Queen candidates include: Jodi Meter. Deb Nelson. Laurie Lawrence, Jane Goff, Sue Seebohm. Jana Weed. Shelli Ellis. Polly Sullivan, and Lisa Dalbey.
Linda l-'razier and Tim Mills enjoy the sound of “Madgic.
«Barb Zurn spikes through a block to add another point to the score on their way to a 15-13 victory over the McCook Bison.
John Paulsen hurtles the McCook dummy into the fire to the delight of the fans.
An excited Brook Bowhay is the first Bulldog to break through the spirit hoop on his way to a hope ful victory.
John Reilly shows his true homecoming spirit on Occupations Day.
An AHS Marching Band provides halftime entertainment for the
7School Offers a Little Bit of Everything
When a person enters high school, he becomes subject to influences of various activities and people. These influences often result in involvement in programs ranging from athletics to arts and require a large amount of time. Whether the activities are just to pass the time or for one’s selfachievement, they offer a variety of outlets for the students’ energies and feelings.
Tom Lore relaxes after another trying day.
Open doors cater to those students willing to learn.
Tami Olvey awaits the beginning of
Bulldogs run through the AHS victory line.
The hand of knowledge is always at work.
8Some students take advantage of every available inch.
Swing Choir deligently practices for an upcoming program.
Of approximately 150 couples, Jeff Gonzalez and Jane Goff enjoy the disco sound.
King Jeff Williams and his date. Diana Weston, enjoy a slow dance.
Two of the lead singers provide listening enjoyment for those attending Winter Formal, which was a joint project by all school organizations.
Members of the group “Long Distance” help make Winter Formal a memorable night for all members of the student body.
Winter Formal Royalty are: Freshmen Attendants, Scott Jantz and Kay Butzine; King and Queen, Jeff Williams and Jodi Meter; Junior Attendants, Rene Morris and Tom Klinkacek; and Sophomore Attendants, Kim Green and Pat Colerick.
10School, Life Reflect Upon One Another
Pep Band generates spirit for the various athletic teams.
Being in high school offers students many forms of entertainment and expressions. Participation and attendance make the difference between a good experience and just belonging to the crowd. Once a student gets involved, all of the good times and benefits of high school are truly his. With these experiences comes the realization that school is just a small version of what life really is, full of challenges, responsibilities, hardships, and successes. Through A Closer Look we will see these experiences and what they involve.
Pom pom girls make their hobo debut during halftime of the McCook game.
Signing annuals becomes a favorite pastime for many students.
Mass confusion in the halls becomes a common occurance between classes.
Coach Pilfold calls instructions to the Spikers.
ItLong hours of work and practice figure into the formula for a good outcome in the various fields of creativity. The students find themselves faced with the challenges of finding new ideas and approaches to reaching their desired results. The Exposure of individuals at AHS will come to life in A Goser Look.
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Nancy, Betty Jo Milks, and Bet, Tracy Sakata, help Fagin s boys plan their strategy.
Townspeople discuss the events of the day on the street corner.
Fag in, Jim Podhaisky, and Dodger welcome Oliver to their home.
Mr. Bumble tries to justify his marriage proposal to Widow Cor-ney, Natalie Lauer.
Nancy and Bet show the fine life they have while Fagin and his boys watch.
The Mortician’s home sets different moods for Claire Metcalfe and Brian Vandeventer.Twist to Oliver
l ine choreography helps set the mood as Dodger, Gerald Messersmith, considers Oliver, Steve l orney, as one of the family.
At the three cripples’ pub, Lori De-I'ord dances to the amusement of the spectators.
Mr. Bumble, Brian Vandeventer, and Mr. Sow-erberry, Andrew Brittain, argue over the price of Oliver.
Dodger greets townspeople. Lori Montague and Laura Lauer, on the street.
Oliver! the 1978 all-school musical was not only an artistic success, but a financial success as well. The musical played to full houses all three nights.
The play centers around the orphan, Oliver. He lives in a workhouse with all the other orphans. Mr. Bumble, the master of the workhouse, sells Oliver to the morticians, who are cruel to him. Oliver decides to run away, where he meets Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger. He takes Oliver to Fagin, who shows him how to pick a pocket. Oliver soon gets into a lot of trouble with the police. A kind old gentleman gets Oliver from the police. When the old man realizes that Oliver is his grandson, he wants the boy to live with him forever, however, Oliver is then kidnapped by the villain. Bill Sykes. Nancy, Sykes’ girlfriend, then helps Oliver escape to his grandfather, where he lives a happy life.
In charge of the musical this year were Mrs. Dowling, who was the musical director and organ player, and Mr. Running, who played the piano.
Mr. Clarke, the director, stated that, “The enthusiasm and reception of the musical has encouraged Mrs. Dowling and 1 to do a musical every year instead of every other year.”
The play surpassed any other dramatic performances done at AHS and continued the school’s fine theatrical tradition.
15Thespians Have Active Year
The International Thespian Society is an honorary theatrical organization for high school students, who have been active in stage productions.
The Alliance High Thespian Troupe, under the direction of Mr. Don Clarke, had twenty-eight members, the largest troupe ever. The Thespians were very busy this year; many helped build sets, make candy and sell tickets for the all-school musical. Each Thespian is required to take an active part in each production in either an acting or technical capacity.
The pride of the Thespians was the play, “Dark of the Moon.” There were thirty-two parts in the play and each Thespian had an opportunity for a part.
The Thespians also attended a workshop in Chadron, which offered ideas on mime techniques and the planning of productions.
The Thespians have been a valuable asset to the theatrical productions through the years and have proven Mr. Clarke’s belief that, “Behind all successful productions lies a good Thespian troupe.”
Members are: Michelle Bilstein, Tom Goaley, Jeff Gonzalez, John Paulsen, Jana Weed, Brian Vandeventer, Gerald Messersmilh, Tracy Swanson, Dana Toedtli, Andrew Meade, Jim Podhaisky, Sandi Bowen, Pam Curtiss, Laurie Hoff, Lara Dalbey, Andrew Brittan, Natalie Laucr, Brian Rockcy, Rick Parish, Lori DeFord, Charlene F.dwards.
Thespian members Brian Vandeventer and Natalie Lauer put their acting abilities to work in the all-school musical “Oliver.”
Officers of Thespian Troupe No. 3146 are: Secretary-Treasurer Michelle Bilstein, President Thespian Sponsor Don Clarke expresses the
John Paulsen, Vice President Jeff Gonzalez and Sponsor Don Clarke. outcome of the weekly noon meetings.
16Thespian Play “Dark of the Moon99 Moves Alliance Audiences
The witches tempt John to leave Barbara and return to the mountains.
Lighting Technician Donna McCall proves that behind every good production, there is an equally important role back stage.
During a town revival meeting, Edna Summey and Hank Gudger ask
Preacher Haggler to pray for God’s forgiveness for their sin.
John, the witch boy, visits the Allen cabin to ask Barbara to be his lawful wedded wife, despite the many odds against them.
Til get married when I got a mind to, Edna Summey!” screams Barbara Allen at the town square.
Audiences were treated to an entirely different theme and style of play on May 3, 4, and 5, when the AHS Thespian Troupe presented “Dark of the Moon.”
Common superstition and hatred earmarked the people of Buck Creek in the Smokey Mountains. The basic theme of the play was a love story between a young witch boy, John, and a human girl, Barbara Allen. The result was a twisted web of sour feelings and fear. In the end, Barbara is killed, and John leaves for the mountains with his supernatural friends.
The cast included: Dana Toedtli, Laurie Hoff, Jim Podhai-sky, Gerald Messersmith, Natalie Lauer, Rick Parish, Lori DeFord, Lara Dalbey, Brian Rockey, Michelle Bilstein, Andrew Meade, Tom Goaley, Jeff Gonzalez, John Harris, Andrew Brittan, Sandi Bowen, John Reilly, Pam Curtiss, Anne Mundt, John Paulsen, Charlene Edwards, Kim Everton, Waldo Smith, Tracy Swanson, and Brian Vandeventer. The play was directed by Mr. Don Clarke. Choreography was by Mrs. Janet Clarke.
17One-Act Receives Disappointing Rating at State
“Night,” by Leonard Meifi, was the selection for the district one-act competition at Chad-ron this year. The play easily received a superior rating.
After practicing for two weeks, the cast headed for Kearney with their hopes high for a good placing in state competition.
Unfortunately, the one-act suffered a defeat in the preliminaries at the hands of a Lincoln East production, which later went on to win the overall competition.
The play dealt with the audience’s feeling with the play rather than just observing the performers’ actions. The concept of the play was misinterpreted by a judge, and the Alliance team came up with a very low rating.
Undaunted, the cast came back to polish, edit, and practice, for the district oral interpretation competition in March.
Cast members included: Jeff Gonzalez, Fibber Kidding; Charlene Edwards, Filagree Bones; Lori DeFord, Miss Indigo Blue; Gerald Messersmith, Dobin Brest Western; and Jim Podhaisky, Man. The one-act was produced by Mr. Don Clarke and student directed by John Paulsen.
Charlene Edwards tries desperately to get her point across to Jeff Gonzalez.
Members of the cast mockingly try to comfort Jeff Gonzalez after his breakdown.
Jim Podhaisky enters carrying the body of DOG, which he must bury.
Gerald Messersmith conveys his many feelings for the man in the coffin.
Lori DeFord and Charlene Edwards confront each other as to which of them the man in the coffin really loves.
A moment of tranquility is witnessed by the cast during the burial of DOG.
18“The Sythe” is a terrifying prose selection, presented by Junior Laurie Hoff.
Forensics Team Wins Variety of Placings
Placing first in the District Class A Speech Contest, along with qualifying nine for state, was the highlight for the Alliance Forensics Team.
Alliance’s only event placer in state competition was Jim Podhaisky, who placed fourth in After Dinner Speaking.
Jim Podhaisky relates the humorous aspects found throughout speech contests.
Long nights of hard work and dedication in revising, editing, and cutting, experienced by all thirteen members and Coach Don Clarke, ended only in disappointment.
A bubbling personality is a vital part of Tracy Swanson’s after-dinner speech, entitled “Avon, what a calling.”
Facial expressions are a large part of Gerald Messer-smith’s humorous prose presentation.
Oral Interpretation of Drama: Jim Podhaisky, Charlene Edwards, Gerald Messersmith, Lori DeFord, and Jeff Gonzalez-four superiors.
Oral Interpretation of Poetry: Charlene Edwards-two superiors and two excellents.
Duet Acting: Brian Rockey and John Paulsen-three superiors and one excellent.
After Dinner Speaking: Jim Podhaisky—two superiors and two excellents in preliminaries and one superior and two excellents in the finals, placing fourth in the state.
After Dinner Speaking: Tracy Swanson-one superior, two excellents, and one good.
Original Public Address: Patty Kollars-three superiors and one excellent.
After his total physical breakdown in “Equus,” Alan, portrayed by John Paulsen, is comforted by Dysart, performed by Brian Rockey.
19The Concert Choir adds some old razzamatazz to the 1-all Concert.
Lori Montague and Lori Liggett share sheet music while preparing for District Music Contest.
Tenors and basses are: Dan Kumetat, Steve Cripc, Rick Parish, Brian Vandeventer, Bill Mosser, Bruce Thompson, John Harris, Bob Keith-ley, and Bob Maxwell.
The choir spent many hours of rehearsal to work on a technique of singing to attain a sound which was full and balanced. Throughout the year, a total of five concerts were given and a variety of music, ranging from modern and jazz, to the 17th century classics were performed at each.
This was the first time in which music students could letter. Points could be accumulated by advertising for concerts, singing the Star-Spangled Banner at athletic events, and singing at all concerts.
As a result of their varying activities, the choir was exposed to many types of music. This, therefore, provided the students with a broader understanding of music.
Choir officers are: Julie Jensen, treasurer; Peggy Wagner, vice-president; Brian Vandeventer, president; Sue Powell, librarian; and Dee Gonzalez, secretary.
Members of the Girls’ Glee arc: Deb Buskirk, Pauline Schance, Kim Hubbard, Dorothy Christie, Joan Zurn, Deb Nelson, Kim Evcrton, Juanita Peterson, Laurie Stafford, Marlene Rose, Lorraine Bowman, Kate Sherlock, Vickie Hoff, Barb Childers, Jeanie Bryan, Kim Jones, Vicki Reitz, Lynctta Harsin, Polly Sullivan, Sheila Leever, Rene Thompson, Judy Nuss, Brenda Powell, Leslie Sollcy, Janinc Berry, Kim Bedient, Rose Hardy, Kathy Howell, Rochelle Boots, Shari Hoffmann, Deb Underwood, Lori Clark, and Tonya Benda.
20Mrs. Dowling demonstrates enthusiasm while directing concert choir for the spring concert.
Choirs Perform a Variety of Music
Altos are: Kerri McNeil, Linda Stull, Brenda Appleyard, Jan Averna, Kim Ushio, Cindy Barnett, Donna McCall, Julie Jensen, Becky Kendall, Donna Reeh, Sue Powell, Peggy Wagner, Lori Griffith, Jodi Meter, Dec Gonzalez, Peggy Kraft, Jackie Howell, April McLean, and Lisa Dalbey.
Choir Secretary Dee Gonzalez keeps track of all tardies and absences.
Sopranos are: Sue Cummings, Lori Liggett, Lori Montague, Kelly Broers, Linda Hash man, Deb Appleyard, Lara Dalbey, Cris Swanson, Polly Ackerman, Tammy Olvey, Sharon Knapp, Tracy Thies, Kari Daugherty, Gaylene Kreachbaum, and Linda Tapscott.
Tacy Swanson accompanies the concert choir during a rehearsal session.
21Swing Choir Grooves to Today’s Sound
The Blue Persuasion kept a busy schedule this year. Performing at the Good Samaritan Rock and Roll Jamboree, attending the Chadron State College Swing Choir Festival, and performing at the Middle School Music Concert.
To become a member of swing choir, one must first audition for Mrs. Deb. Dowling. This difficult task includes choreography and sight reading. Ten boys and twelve girls are then selected on the basis of their performance for the next year’s swing choir.
Songs performed by the swing choir were primarily modern pieces, such as “Daybreak,” “Mercy, Mercy,” and “Calling Occupants.” They also did a medley of Beach Boys’ hits.
The swing choir concluded its year by participating in the Fine Arts Festival on May 17.
Swing choir members “Celebrate” to the delight of the Good Samaritan Village residents.
Swing Choir members are: Brook Bowhay, Rick Parish, Doug Clark, Steve Cripe, Andrew Brit-tan, Brian Vandeventer, Jim Podhaisky, Dan Kumetat.Ge raid Messersmith, Jill Wegner,
Cindy Barnett, Tracy Swanson, Deb Appleyard, Tracy Sakata, Anne Mundt, Lori DeFord,
Jan Averna, Chris Swanson, Natalie Lauer, Betty Milks, Michelle Bilstein, Rob Haslow, and Rick Renteria.
Concentration is the key for swing choir partners Tracy Swanson and Doug Clark.
Brook Bowhay finds that hard practices Female vocalists of Blue Persuasion” use
and performances can be very tiring. their persuasive powers on their partners.
22Increasing Acceptance of Stage Band Brightens Future
An important part of stage band is the low student-teacher ratio.
Another practice session finds the band hard at work.
Mr. Norm Running provides enthusiasm and leadership while directing.
Betty Jo Milks and the electric piano just naturally go well together.
Excellent back-up music is provided by Rick Renteria on the bass and drummer Rob Haslow.
Under the new direction of Mr. Norman Running, the AHS Stage Band progressed in the presentation of jazz, pop-rock, and disco music. The stage band consisted of between 10 and 16 musicians, and as the year proceeded, the group began featuring more soloists.
The group performed at the Christmas Concert, Rock and Roll Jamboree at the Good Samaritan Village, and other engagements throughout the year.
With a little time, talent, and work, the stage band will continue to improve in the upcoming years.
23AHS Band Climbs to New Heights
Clarinets include: Maureen Kelly, Denise Handley, Kris Rask, Linda Stull, Betty Milks, Martic Estrada, Theodora Kochiras, Michelle Bil-stein, Jodcll Peters, Lisa Fischer, Nancy Gies, Deanna Handley, Joan Bush, Cathy Frazier, and Laurie Hoff.
New director Norm Running, who is never at a loss for w'ords and is always with a smile, proves to be a great asset to the school.
Saxaphonists arc: Allen Hofmann, Mike Frazier, Stuart Green, John Stull, Rob Flores, Wanda Crawford, Nadine Richmeier, and Beth Vcj-raska. Base Clarinets are: Krystal Benzel and Betsy Simpson. Oboist is Dana Toedtli and bassoonist is Sue Cummings.
Drummers Brook Bowhay and John Magdaleno work on precise rhythms.
The band members, under the direction of Mr. Norm Running, were received with much enthusiasm from all audiences, as they played at the Christmas, Music in Our Schools, Pre-Contest, and Pops Concerts. The band’s last home performance was at graduation on May 20th.
The band also traveled to Rapid City to participate in the Dakota Days Parade on June 1st and 2nd.
Percussionists are: Mark Jensen, Tracy Thies, Stephanie Simpson, Scott Littlejohn, Brook Bowhay, John Magdaleno, Rob Haslow, Cory Hall, Bruce Thompson, Neil Pryor, and Mark Empson.
24Lisa Krause and Vicki Hoppens concentrate on tuning.
During a rehearsal break, Jill Wegner finished a chapter in BABBITT for the completion of her assignment.
Low Brass include: Dan Swesey, Craig Mahnke, Bob Colwell, Jim Jaggers, Brian Rock-
ey, Mike Krause, Tom Lawrence, Tom Heimbuch, John Harris, Pam Curtiss, Kelly Irish, Jenny Wegner, Lisa Krause, Vicki Hoppens, and Richelle Sheldon.
Flutists are: Deb Abbott, Cheryl Hart, Denise Preble, Sherry Bushong, Dorothy Christie, Jill Kirchner, Kim Ushio, Ann Langner, Darci McLean, Jill Wegner, Sally Kirchner, Kay Butzine, Peggy Thompson, Marie Mason, and Becky Kendall.
The trumpet section plays an important part in the
overall effect and sound achieved by the band.
Trumpets include: Kirk Peterson, Monte Quick, Brian Lair, Andrew Brittan, Roy Schncll, Rick Renteria, Tom Goaley, Gerald Messersmith, Rex Laughlin, Pauline Schance, Erin Edwards, Wendy Lyster, Linda Frazier, John Reilly, Brenda Borg, Nancy Fairbanks, and Pennie Hood.
25AHS Art Dept.
Abounds with Students and Talent
The Art Department, under the direction of Mr. Larry Mannlein had another very successful year. Higher learning, art appreciation, and self-expression were all stressed through all the phases of the students’ year.
The freshmen were taught the importance of basic shapes and the color wheel. The sophomores brushed up on the concepts, along with studying art history, self-expression, and starting drawings, paintings, and pottery. The juniors and seniors further developed their skills with these media, with the seniors going on to oil painting, clay head sculpturing, and independent study.
Mitch Muzzey forms a coil pot in his second period class.
Kelly Broers works on a coil pot of her own design.
Jon Briggs completes a step in metal casting.
Mr. Mannlein gives Dan Frazier some ideas for an interesting design for one of his projects.Aurora Magdaleno concentrates while developing a contour drawing.
Larry War Bonnett carves a foot on his wheel-thrown pot before it is fired.
Tammy Todd and Celeste Cole find the artistic atmosphere enjoyable.
Bill Saner and Pat Colerick show that a great deal of skill is involved in creating a wheel-thrown pot.Y-Teens draws together girls of different experiences and faiths to bring new understandings and deeper relationships for all people.
The group opened its doors to all freshmen girls. With this addition, the year was prosperous. The girls participated in community projects, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to a needy family and collecting money for the Rock and Roll Jamboree. The group recorded stories on cassette tapes to give to the Alliance Day Care Center. Financial contributions were given to the Boys’ Ranch, Goodfellows and the Nebraska Children’s Home.
Other activities included Patteran, Pizza Party, World Fellowship Fair, Orpheum, Mother-Daughter Banquet, and Senior Recognition Dinner.
The money raised from Orpheum and the World Fellowship Fair was used to sponsor an orphan from India, and donations were divided among the many different community and state services.
Approximately the top fifteen girls who earned the most points throughout the year, went on a weekend trip to Colorado in the spring.
Cheri Nagaki, Gaylene Krcachbaum, and Darcy Cole have a difficult time choosing from the variety of pizzas at the Y-Teen Pizza Party.
Y-Teen President Laurie Lawrence calls the meeting to order.
Mrs. Connors of Eva’s Wedding Shoppe presents one of the
many interesting programs made available to Y-Teens.
Emcee Warren Mundt admires co-host Barb Zurn demonstrating her number nine.
Y-Teen members enjoy fellowship and breakfast at a first period meeting.
28Y-Tcen members are: Joan Zurn, Dee Gonzalez, Dorothy Christie, Lisa Krause,
Stacey Romick, Jan Averna, Marie Mason, Peggy Thompson, Lori Liggett, Steph Simpson, Gaylene Kreachbaum, Laurie Lawrence, Barb Zurn, Michelle Bilstcin, Lori Griffith, Jan Bacon, Voni Simpson, Karen Fillingcr, Trudy Schncll, Claire Metcalfe, Betty Jo Milks, Kerri McNeil, Laurie Hoff, Cathy Frazier, Sue Powell, Wanda Crawford, Barb Fillinger, Tonya Benda, Geraldine Snyder, Beth Christie, Kate Sherlock, Brenda Powell, Kim Hubbard, Lori Clark, Kim Ushio, Linda Frazier, Darci McLean, Teresa Lcachman, Sue Cummings, Jane Goff, Shelli Ellis, Meredith Becker, Jill Kirch-ncr, Vicki Hoppens, Tory Iossi, Darcy Cole, Chcri Nagaki.
Faith and Experience Draw Y-Teens Together
John Engel performs his rendition of “On Broadway.”
Miss Way, Mrs. Glarum, and Mrs. Peterson devote extra time to the betterment of the organization.
Y-Teen cabinet members are: Betty Jo Milks, Meredith Becker, Teresa Lcachman, Dee Gonzalez, Sue Powell, Dana Toedtli, Michelle Bilstcin. Laurie Hoff, Sue Cummings, Cathy Frazier, Vice President Lori Liggett, Treasurer Nancy Fairbanks, President Laurie Lawrence, Secretary Stephanie Simpson.
29Art Club Travels to Enrich Knowledge
Art Club members include: Kelly Lynch, Barb Zurn, Tracy Sakata, Mike Kramer, Kim Karstens, Robin Golden, Aurora Magda-lcno, Jane Goff, club sponsor Mr. Larry Mannlcin, Jana Weed, Mike Schefcik, Julie Jensen, and Andy Meade.
The past year saw the Art Club, which was limited to Art IV students, keeping busy with such activities as painting the backdrops for the all-school musical “Oliver”, painting snowy scenes for the Winter Formal, and taking various field trips to view several art shows. The club also set up and judged the Spring Arts Festival, took a field trip to the Denver Art Museum, and rounded out the year with a picnic at Chadron State Park.
The overall effect of the club’s work was a deeper interest in art for it’s members, and a greater sense of school spirit.
Tracy Sakata helps to set up the Spring Arts Festival Art Show.
Jane Goff diligently cuts a mat for a drawing to be displayed in the art show.
Art Club members making the trip to Denver include: Mike Schefcik, Jana Weed, Mike Kramer, Julie Jensen, Jane Goff, Aurora Magdaleno, Barb Zurn, and Tracy Sakata.
30Fine Arts Make Good Showing for the Year
AU-State Choir members are: Gerald Mcsscrsmith, Steve Cripc, Tracy Best Actors and Actresses arc: Charlene Edwards, Jim Podhaisky,
Swanson, Julie Jensen, and Lori DeFord. Natalie Lauer, and John Paulsen.
Outstanding Artists include: Cheryl Bork, Nancy Fairbanks, Andrew Brittan, Stacey Romick, Jana Weed, Tracy Sakata, Morris Schefcik, Brent Dcincs, and Mike Kramer.
This year’s talented young actors, musicians, and artists received various awards for their many achievements. The music awards went to Gerald Messersmith, instrumental, and Natalie Lauer, vocal. Many musicians were recognized for their participation in the district music contest.
Due to an overwhelming number of outstanding artists during the year, Mr. Larry Mannlein decided to honor four artists from each class. These were named at the Honors Convocation on May 14.
The Alliance Thespians awarded walnut plaques to it’s outstanding performers at their Banquet on May 22. The Outstanding Thespian Award was given for consistently outstanding performance, dedication, cooperation, and service to the troupe and Theatre Department.
By the awards that were given this year, it goes to show that the arts are alive and well at AHS.
John Paulsen receives the Out' standing Thespian Award.
Laurie Hoff is AHS’s only delegate for the AU-State Band.
Best Actress and Actor are Natalie Lauer and Jim Podhaisky.
Best Supporting Actress and Actor are Lori DeF'ord and Brian Vandcvcnter.
31With the new freshmen class came the need for more teachers and more efficient classroom use. Several changes were also made in teaching assignments, class organization and scheduling. This Closer Look at The Plot will reveal students working to prepare themselves for the future and teachers doing everything possible to speed them along their way.Science Offers Something for Everyone
A well-rounded variety of science courses were offered this year, so that there might be something to interest everyone. The physical sciences, chemistry and physics, concentrated on the relationship between an object and its rate of speed, and the properties with which elements combine. This year classes were also able to visit the rubber plant in Scottsbluff.
For people more interested in plants, animals and their relationship, there was biology. In this class, students were able to dissect many of the animals they studied. One of the highlights of the year for anatomy students was taking blood samples to determine their blood types.
There was an addition to the high school science program with freshmen coming up to the high school level.
For a change, students were able to play games much like monopoly to aid in their learning.
With this variety of courses, everyone could participate in science and become better equipped for the future.
Joyce Riggs finds the microscope a useful instrument in completing her test.
Mr. Stout answers questions on the parame-cium during one of his biology classes
Mr. Marchant gives extra help to Mike Krause in solving an advanced chemistry problem.
Mr. Kuehn readies the film projector for a presentation to his earth science class.
Rick Avema and Sandy Suetsugu work together to solve a chemistry problem.
34Variety of Math Courses Available
Mr. Hawk keeps himself busy recording daily grades.
For every student taking a course in math this year, there was a course suited to their skills or goals. The student could choose from business and regular math, consumer’s math, advanced algebra 1 and 11, introductory algebra 1 and II, and for the advanced student, math analysis was available.
Teachers spent a lot of time giving individual help to the student, whether to develop a basic skill, or to comprehend a complex problem. Developing a solid background in math skills was the main goal of the department.
Mr. Morgan, with the assistance of George Moss, sorts through materials for his freshmen business math course.
Mr. McDermott individually helps Dave Christensen and Mike Krause understand their assignment for the next day.
Much of Mr. Brown’s spare time is spent checking daily papers.
Mr. McDermott looks for that one special problem.
35English Students Appreciate the Value of Literature
Mr. Becker’s English class listens to panel discussions from a chapter of BABBITT.
Mr. Trcnkle looks over his English notes.
Mrs. Petersen supervises collecting money for book orders made by her senior classes.
Recording grades from her sophomore English classes becomes part of Miss Way’s daily routine.
Mr. Nelson files SRA cards for his classes.
Mrs. Fiebig goes to the library for additional resources for her freshmen classes.
Mrs. Yost answers Froilan Patino’s question.
36GREAT EXPECTATIONS paper. Mr. Nelson listens attentively to Deb Zurn as she asks her question.
Mrs. Yost finds that much of her time is spent grading papers.
Mr. Becker concentrates on understanding the student’s meaning.
English played an important part in the lives of the students at Alliance High this year. The English Department expressed the value of literature as shown by different authors.
Freshmen were introduced to the writing of ANIMAL FARM, by George Orwell. In addition to the reading of the ODYSSEY, by Homer, a study in grammar took an important step in their first year of English.
Sophomores jumped into the year with the reading of MY ANTONIA, by Willa Cather. Guest speakers provided practical English students with more insight into the understanding of self-awareness, careers, and law and order.
Juniors learned the importance of different writers through the writings of Twain in HUCKLEBERRY FINN, and Hawthorne in the SCARLET LETTER. The students also completed units on the writing of short stories and compositions, as well as drama, poetry, and grammar.
Seniors added to their knowledge a study in sources and references available in the library, which helped them on their research paper. To complete their fourth year of English, students studied GREAT EXPECTATIONS and OF HUMAN BONDAGE.
37Social Science Strives for Independent Interests
As the saying goes, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In the various social studies courses, students were given the opportunity to find out what happened to their forefathers and learn from their mistakes. Students not only learned about American history, but also world history. They learned about tilings that went on thousands of years ago as well as recently. However, the Social Studies Department was not confined to only history. Also available were such courses as communist world, comparative religion, American government, economics, sociology, senior social studies, and comprehensive social studies.
The instructors of these various courses strove to keep the students informed as to what is making history today and also what made history in the past.
Miss Christensen spends much of her class time helping students complete their study sheets.
Mr. Schweitzer copies down test scores before beginning his fourth period history class.
Miss Greve lectures on varied topics during the study of modern problems.
Members of Miss Christensen’s class pay Mr. Lawrence reviews his notes before
close attention to her lecture. beginning his next class.
Mr. Turman finds that grading papers is a time-consuming, but necessary part of his day.
38Fine Arts Contributes to Students’ Self-Development
The large cast of “Oliver” enabled many students to express themselves in drama.
The use of contour drawing helps to develop Patty Kollars perfects her controver-better eye and hand coordination. sial speech on government payoffs.
The dedication and patience of Mr. Don Clarke, Mr. Norman Running, Mrs. Deb Dowling, and Mr. Lawrence Mannlein, have continually helped Alliance High School to express themselves through concerts, dramatic productions, and various art exhibits.
Mr. Don Clarke used his theatrical knowledge to make the success of such productions as: “Oliver,” “Night,” and “Dark of the Moon.” Mr. Lawrence Mannlein kept the art club active by arranging field trips to Chadron and Kearney and preparing for the Fine Arts Festival.
Mrs. Deb Dowling instructed all choir groups including: swing choir, select choir, general choir, and girls’ glee. The Fine Arts Department received a new addition to their staff as Mr. Norman Running took command of concert band, stage band, marching band, and pep band. Both Mr. Running and Mrs. Dowling worked under Mr. Clarke to make “Oliver” a successful production.
Art, drama, and music exposed all talents of select AHS students, but this could not have been accomplished without the fine help and time of these dedicated instructors.
A stronger emphasis on stage band enables Rob Flores to perform a solo, as did many other students throughout the year.
The Good Samaritan Nursing Home was the sight for one of the many Blue Persuasion performances.
39Physical Education -A World of Interest and Enjoyment
In physical education classes this year, a new program of aerobic fitness was added to the standard co-ed and recreational activities. This fitness medium combined weight training and conditioning and was used in all classes. For students in the advanced physical education class, tennis, racquetball and golf were among the areas emphasized.
These new units not only challenged both instructors and students, but combined with the old programs to offer all participants new experiences.
Josh Hungerford shows the proper technique for doing push-ups.
The sophomore boys get involved in a rather hard game of hand ball.
Robert Snyder and Mark Wilber polish up on their badmitton skills before their tournament begins.
Lisa Krause attempts to score the win- Mr. Cullen stresses physical conditioning
ing point with her badmitton serve. during his P.E. classes.
Miss Sandra Pilfold keeps close supervision over her P.E. classes at all times.
40Knowledge Expands with Communication
Mr. Don Clarke emphasizes the basic technique of heightening character protrayal.
Mrs. Lila Fiebig supervises her
Spanish class before they tackle a test.
Along with teaching middle school history, Mr. Ivan Polyakov has time for German and German Club.
A closer look at Communications brought Ramon Serna, a student from Bogata, Columbia, into the spotlight. He brought to the classrooms a few of the customs from Columbia, as well as his Spanish language. During the hours spent in school, he was tutored by Mrs. Lila Fiebig in the English language.
John Paulsen, Jim Podhaisky, and Charlene Edwards complete a theatrical project.
Aiding Mr. Clarke for eight weeks, Mr. David Speech class members listen atten-Boggs brought fresh ideas to speech classes. tively to a panel discussion by class-
Mr. Ivan Polyakov’s German class expanded their knowledge by learning various aspects of the German language.
Theatre classes took on a new turn with two class periods each day. At the Fine Arts Festival, each class put on a short experimen-al one act. They also learned how to analyze and read previous plays, as well as how to read and write in the phonetic alphabet. Speech classes continued with the prepared and impromtu speeches, aided by student teacher, Mr. David Boggs.
With growing interest in the field of communication, students reached towards a higher understanding of dramatic expressions, as well as exercising the usage of a second language.
41Special Education Expands in Order to Reach More Students
The Special Education Department under the leadership of Miss Mary Frongillo, Mrs. Lorraine Boness, and Mrs. Alta Andersen expanded their services to assist an increased number of students who came from Alliance, Hemingford, and surrounding areas. This resulted in some 30 students taking part in the program.
The teachers helped students develop better reading and comprehension, along with English, math, seeing and listening skills.
In addition to learning, time was spent teaching cooking skills and participating in P.E. classes. The teachers felt that a well-rounded education was necessary for the students to better adapt to the world around them.
,r CHILO OOESWT LEARN. ITS NOT BECAUSE ME CAN T ITS BECAUSE I HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO TEACH I
TRY ANOTHER WAY I
Dr. Bill Podraza, school psychologist and director of the Special Education Department, oversees learning procedures and programs.
Curtis Cochrun finds time to complete his
Miss Frongillo tutors Bob Sakata as he practices one of his cursive writing exercises.
Group participation is an important facet of learning.
42Home Ec Continues to Provide Interests for Future Homemakers
Annual Staff members Cathy Frazier and Lara Dalbey add the finishing touch es to the master chef, Mark Blume, during the All-School Bake-Off.
FHA officers are: Vice President Kathy Green, Historian Jodell Peters, President Dee Gonzalez, Secretary Linda Stull, Sponsor Mrs. Kloch, Junior Rep. Lynnette Lam pert. Treasurer Judy Smith, Publicity Chairman Evon Seidler, Parliamentarian Val Weber and Sophomore Rep. Brenda Johnson.
Brett Boness, Gail Fawcett, and Cindy Tschacher work together to prepare a new delicacy for their foods and nutrition class.
FHA members are: Deb Gonzalez, Kathy Green, Linda Stull, Kerri McNeil, Cheri Covalt, Sharon Johnson, Terri Sams, Jodell Peters, Lynnette Lampert, Julie Burton, Wanda Crawford, Betty Milks, Evon Seidler, Brenda Johnson, Teresa Leachman, Beth Verjaska, Mrs. Klock, Judy Smith, Dee Gonzalez, Val Weber, Peggy Kraft, Geraldine Snyder, Susan Rasmussen, and Kerry Girard.
Linda Hashman, Sue Cummings, and Kari Dougherty find there is always some kind of work to be done in the kitchen.
The Home Economics Department kept a busy schedule with the students learning to take on their own responsibilities. Through the various classes, both boys and girls learned some of the basics of sewing, cooking, home decorating, and child care to prepare them for the future.
The Future Homemakers of America, under the direction of Mrs. Cathy Kloch, enabled the members to learn about self-respect and community awareness through several club activities. To encourage more involvement from the school, FHA sponsored the first All-School Bake-Off, with the Annual Staff being the over-all winners. With the help of FFA, the group co-sponsored a sweetheart dance held in January.
The combination of activities and accomplishments served to make this year a successful one for FHA and the home ec department, as they continue to grow in their school.
43Annual Staff Combines Talents to Present “A Closer Look99
Staff members include: Greg Hand, Sue Powell, Lynctte Lampert, Kerri McNeil, Barb Zurn, Dee Gonzalez, Lara Dalbey, Sue Seebohm, Jim Jones, Mark Blume, Stephanie Simpson,
Jeff Gonzalez, Advisor Pat Way, Brian Rockey, Cathy Frazier, and Mike Kramer.
The Annual Staff, led by co-editors Jeff Gonzalez and Brian Rockey, combined teamwork, extra hours, time, and money to try and gain back their number one berth at state with “A Closer Look.”
This year, with the addition of the freshmen to the high school, sixteen pages were added to the yearbook. This addition brought on more responsibilities and an increase in hours spent in Sponsor Pat Way’s room, trying to meet deadlines.
To gain experience for the “on-the-job-training” needed to assemble a winning yearbook, the members of the staff traveled to workshops in Chadron and Lincoln, Nebraska. From these workshops ideas were brought back and put into action in the 1978-79 BULLDOG.
This year the members of the staff had their work cut out for them, trying to assemble a winning yearbook, the student body would enjoy.
Mark Blume finds that accuracy is an important requirement in cropping a picture
Co-editors Brian Rockey and Jeff Gonzalez assume the ultimate responsibility of As a deadline approaches. Sue Seebohm finds fast and ef-
making the final selections of pictures to complete a page for an upcoming dead- ficient typing is a must for the completion of her section,
44Annual Editor Jeff Gonzalez and Spud Photographer Pat Toedtli cooperate in helping to maintain a clean and updated darkroom.
Diligent care is employed by Mike Kramer in turning out a good layout for a unified and informative academic division.
Changes Help SPUD Play Active Role
Co-Editors Janet Schommer and Shelli Ellis look over, make minor changes, and finalize SPUD copy with photographer Brian Hooper.
SPUD members are: Janet Schommer, Jodell Peters, Meredith Becker, Jana Weed, Shelli Ellis, Charlene Edwards, Kirt Kosmicki, Advisor Terry Trenkle.and Brian Hooper.
Varying degrees of newspaper production are shown by staff members.
45SPUD Emphasizes Student Involvement
A change of nameplate design and an adaptation of traditional front-page newspaper layout were characteristics of the SPUD, under the editorial leadership of co-editors She Hi Ellis and Janet Schonimer. Also evident was extensive cartooning and art illustration by staff artist and advertising manager Jana Weed.
A noticeable improvement was seen in photo quality, with Brian Hooper and Pat Toedtli supervising darkroom operations. Regular features were a music column, authored by Kim Everton and “Meet Your Senior” by Jodell Peters. Managing the large section of sports coverage was Kirt Kosmicki, while Meredith Becker and Charlene Edwards contributed feature material.
Five staff members attended a workshop in Lincoln sponsored by the Nebraska High School Press Association in October and returned with ideas to improve the publication. An attempt was made to continue producing a newspaper that informed and interested students and faculty.
Special attention was given to the musical production “Oliver”, the most ambitious drama production attempted by the school. Emphasis was also given to the proposed school bond issue, legislative proposition 302 and a special survey of student involvement in the AHS activity program.
The staff attempted to change the SPUD to meet the needs of changing students. To accomplish this goal, polls, puzzles, and student profiles were added to create a balance of news and feature material. These changes helped the SPUD to play a more active part in the school.
Advisor Terry Trenkle looks through the Alliance Times-Herald
for current events for possible use in an upcoming issue.
Extensive cartooning is an important aspect of the SPUD, which is contributed by advertising manager and artist, Jana Weed.
Jodell Peters and Kirt Kosmicki work towards effective, informative copy.
Mike Nansel examines one of the school papers from the exchange program for ideas to use in the SPUD.
46John Hoffmann examines Rusty Waldron’s bike to see that it is in working condition during Bicycle Safety Day at the grade schools.
VICA, which stands for Vocational Crafts of America, was a new club added to the high school this year. To join, a student needed to be a member of an industrial arts class.
Members of VICA worked together to help with community improvement. The group helped to sponsor and conduct a bike safety course at the elementary schools. This was held in cooperation with the police department and Pepe the Clown. Members also organized Occupation Day, which gave students an opportunity to learn more about the various jobs available to them.
Pcpe the Clown provides the prizes to be presented to the winners of the VICA-sponsored Bicycle Safety Day, held on April 9.
VICA Members Keep Active in the Community
VICA members and their sponsor, Mr. Bruce Rockey, make final preparations for the scheduling of speakers for Occupations Day, held March 1.
Froilan Patino, Chuck Allen, Mike Hood, Jim Reif, John Hoffmann, and
Terry Carton are among the members who help judge the bike riders at Emerson.
Clella Bowen and Kim Tschacher explain the fundamentals of practical nursing to interested students during an Occupations Day session.
47Vocational Classes Prepare Students
Checking on her students’ progress in business law class is one of Mrs. Pat Jones’ duties.
Lectures, demonstrations and practical application make up Mr. Dave MacDonald’s freshmen welding class.
Timed writings are a necessity in Mrs. Donita Potter’s typing class.
Mrs. Juanita Glarum prepares to dictate a business reply letter to Randy Waldron and Peggy Wagner in their office procedures class.
Tina Tittel and Linda Tapscott practice their brief forms.
To provide students with the skills they will need in the years ahead, AHS maintains a large and well-equipped vocational program. The programs offered students several ways of mastering the crafts they had in mind.
Mr. Bruce Rockey checks the accuracy of a student’s drafting work.
Some courses such as woods, electricity, auto-tech, and welding, gave students a chance to learn mechanical and technical skills. Students with interests in business could choose from typing, shorthand, office coop and office procedures to pick up the expertise they desire in that field. Drafting classes allowed students to gain skills in design and learn the basis of building a new home. Diversified occupations and distributive education presented students with experience on the job and institution in getting a job.
The entire Vocational Department prepared students for life, allowed them to choose their own trades, and produced the vocationally skilled people that are in so much demand today.
48for Future Employment
Tod Thies displays the concentration necessary in operating a lathe.
Mr. John Bandel observes Kirk Nelson and Jim Nollette as they discuss the next step in their auto mechanics project.
Mr. Rich McCall indexes a film which is to be shown later in the year.
Mrs. Anna Prentice keeps occupied while filing through a newspaper.
Mrs. Ruth Simmons checks in another recently returned overdue volume.
Mrs. Karen Piihl relaxes between hectic class periods.
Increased Student Use of Library Keeps Staff Active
The 1978-1979 school year saw increased use of the high school library. The most heavily used resource was the magazines. In addition to fiction and non-fiction books, the library also had audio-visual materials available for individual student use. These included such items as filmstrips, cassettes, records, microfilms, tran-parencies, the opague projector and dry-mount press.
Mrs. Ruth Simmons was replaced by Mrs. Karen Piihl, who joined Mrs. Prentice and Mr. Rich McCall to complete the library personel.
49Peggy Wagner is Alliance’s only award winner at the State DECA Convention in Omaha.
DECA President Brian Odell shows his cooking talents at Skip’s.
Despite the fact that this may have been its last year of existence, the Distributive Education Club of America group still carried out a full year of school and community involvement.
DECA took part in paying for the Homecoining festivities, judged downtown windows for the Chamber of Commerce during the Christmas theme contest, ran a donut shop during the early morning class periods, and escorted the Winter Formal Royalty.
After attending the state convention, DECA undertook a shoplifting prevention seminar and held an employer appreciation and awards banquet on May 9 at the Iron Horse.
With its future somewhat overcast, the DECA Club continues to be an active part of high school life.
DECA Contributes Knowledge to the Field of Business
1978-79 DECA members are: John Woods, Danny Thompson, Tom Hoffman, Bruce Lundy, Dale Hamilton, Colin Stavropoulos, Jeff Gonzalez, Don Miller, Kurt Olson, Les Cline, Brian Odell, Rick Cassel, Donna McCall, Karen Smith, Gail I'awcctt, Kari Daugherty, Sue Cummings, Sponsor Mrs. Pat Jones, Teri Cox, Peggy Wagner, Jackie Howell, Nancy Beiber, and Deb Appleyard.
DECA members Linda Hashman. Sue Cummings, and Peggy Kraft listen attentively to the schedule of upcoming chapter activities.
50Office Performs Various Duties Throughout Year
Mr. Bob Morris spends many hours scheduling activities for the student body.
Principal Don Crowder and Alliance Police Officer Jerry Strieker work together on many pressing problems facing the students of today.
Guidance team members Bill Furman, Bruce Rockey, Ellen Christensen, and Eunice Peterson aid Counseler Bill Reno (second from right) in the areas of career, college, academic, and personal counseling.
Counseler Bill Reno relaxes between guidance sessions.
Mrs. Barb Dietrich and Mr. Dick Boncss perform many daily secretarial and administrative duties throughout the year.
The main office was the hub of all AHS functions.
The six staff members, Bob Morris, Don Crowder,
Dick Boness, Jerry Strieker, Barb Dietrich, and Bill Reno, kept the school running in a smooth, efficient manner. The secretaries performed such duties as giving out make-up and absence slips, filling out passes, and selling meal tickets. Mr. Bob Morris kept a busy schedule with organizing the many athletic events and setting dates for all school activities. Principal Don Crowder was assisted this year with the addition of Dick Boness as assistant principal. Keeping the school running in a smooth fashion and enforcing discipline were the main duties of the principals. Mr. Bill Reno was the head of guidance services. With the help of the Guidance Team, arranging schedules, meeting with students, and helping them with decisions about their future were his duties. Even though the services of these people often went unnoticed, the work they did allowed everyone to receive a better education.
siAdministration Keeps School in Working Order
Numerous problems faced the 1978-79 school administration. Many of these were brought about by the shift of the sixth and ninth grades, which resulted in the formation of the middle school.
The school board, with the help of Superintendent Martin Petersen, Business Manager Bob Duryea, and School Psychologist Bill Podraza, surveyed all situations carefully, and as usual, made decisions in the best interest of the students they govern.
The combined efforts and dedication of the administration and their secretarial staff resulted in another year of professional service to both the students and the citizens of Alliance.
Mr. Martin Petersen, superintendent of schools
Business Manager Mr. Bob Duryea
School Board members arc: Wayne Goff, Archie Lawrence, Secretary Dr. Richard Jaggers, President Dean Simpson, Sherrie Curtiss, and Vice-President Dr. John Segrist.
Secretaries Carol Brown. Ruth Sanchez, Sharon Negley, Dixie Bloom, and Mary Potmesil
Lyle Newman, director of community education
52Staff Services Help to Keep School in Sound Working Order
Custodians arc: Herbert Grover, Jack Laughlin, Dwaine McGowan, and Robert Wilmott.
Cooks are: Laura Lauer, Elsa Smith, Margaret Garret, Sandy Waldrcn, Fern Parish, Kay
Myers, Dixie Simpson, Joyce Lawrence, and Roxanne Forster.
School nurse Thelma Merritt brings Sid Underwood’s school health records up to date.
Bus driver Dobby Lee enjoys his pride and joy, the new blue bus.
Keeping the school building in order and running smoothly is a job that requires a good staff and a large amount of time. This job was handled by a group of people not unfamiliar with hard work. The custodians maintained the inward and outward appearance of the building, as well as keeping it clean.
Feeding over 900 hungry people was a task handled by the kitchen staff of nine women. Not only did they feed the high school and middle school students well, but meals for the grade schools were prepared and sent down to them. Of course, the school nurse, Thelma Merritt, made her rounds for a few weeks, giving students a run for their money as she tried to record their vital statistics.
Bus driver Dobby Lee spent many long hours commuting students to various inter-scholastic events. His enthusiasm, and unending support for these activities always made the trips enjoyable ones. The combined efforts of the staff members served to help improve school life.
53Quill Scroll members arc: Pat Tocdtli, Mike Kramer, Brian Hooper, Sue Seebohm, Barb Zurn. Charlene Edwards, Cathy Frazier, and Anne Mundt.
Jaycee Jills Outstanding Boy and Girl Tecns-Mike Krause and Michelle Bilstcin
May 14 was the date set for Honors Convocations at AHS. Various teachers presented awards from their departments, with Mr. Don Crowder concluding the event with scholarships to individual seniors.
German awards were presented to Lori Galyen, Vicki Reitz, Eric Edwards, Kim Green, David Kramer, Vicki Hoppens, Mary Ellen Lore, Lisa Krause, Tim Manion, and Stuart Green. Science Awards in the area of earth science went to Erin Edwards, Tom Heimbuch. Marie Mason,
John Reilly, Roy Panwitz, Darcy Henderson, John Mag-daleno, and Brenda Borg. Patty Kollars received the award in the area of anatomy and physiology, while Terri Mundt was presented the award for the area of general biology. John Stull achieved recognition for outstanding work in modern biology.
Student Government recognition awards went to Brian Rockey, John Paulsen, Michelle Bilstein, Brian Lair, Lori DeFord, Jeff Gonzalez, Mike Kr amer, Laurie Hoff, Tracy Swanson, Jill Wegner, Eric Edwards, Cheri Nagaki, Rob Vogel, Deb Brass, Stuart Green, Wendy Lyster, Jim Nagaki, Gerald Messersmith, Waldo Smith, and Mike Krause.
Participants in the Chadron Scholastic Contest were honored, with special recognition going to medalists Mark Blume, Dale Collins, Dan Ellis, Fred Knaub, Mike Kramer, John Reilly, and Waldo Smith.
Gerald Messersmith was also recognized as being accepted into the honors program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
National Honor Society members include: Michelle Bilstein, Barb Zurn,
Mike Krause, Jeff Gonzalez, Rick Patrick, Jodi Meter, Polly Sullivan, Nancy Fairbanks, Gerald Messersmith. Mark Forsstrom, Tom Goaley. Waldo Smith. Jim Nagaki, Cory Hall, Brian Lair, Brian Rockey, John Paulsen, Tracy Sakata, Sandy Suetsugu, Teresa Leachman, Anne Mundt, Natalie Lauer,
Beth Vejraska, Aurora Magdaleno, Patty Kollars, Stephanie Simpson, and Cathy Frazier.
Girls’ State Rep— Nancy Fairbanks Alternate—
54Jim Nagaki-Outstanding Non-Student Government Member and Eric Edwards-Outstanding Student Government Member.
AHS Students Receive Numerous Awards and Scholarships
1979 Honors Convocation
Student Government—Polly Sullivan and Brian Rock-ey
Y—Teens-Laurie Lawrence, Teresa Leachman, and Stephanie Simpson VICA-Mike Prelle and Rick Patrick Doane College-Greg Christensen Chadron State College-Fine Arts—John Paulsen Golden Eagle-Jeff Williams and Mike Kramer Cooperating School-Sandy Suetsugu. Polly Sullivan, Lisa Dalbey, and Julie McNeil Board of Trustees—Barb Fillinger, Natalie Lauer, and Stephanie Simpson University of Nebraska—Lincoln—
Four-year Regents-Gerald Messersmith Regents Alternates-Beth Vejraska and Brian Hooper
Ak-Sar-Ben-Mike Krause Bestor-Les Handley Drake-Waldo Smith Fred Petersen Memorial-Mark Forsstrom Monsignor McDonald Foundation—Natalie Lauer Nebraska Western College—Vicki Reitz Board of Governors—Rick Parish
Monsignor McDonald medalists are: Mark Blume-History; Jim Nagaki-Sci-ence; Mike Kramer-Art; Mark Forsstrom-Citizenship; Rick Patrick-Sports-manship; Patty Kollars-Typing; Laurie Lawrence-Sportsmanship; Lori De-Eord-Shorthand; Natalie Lauer-Monsignor McDonald Scholarship; and Beth Vcjraska-English.
Representative—Tom Goaley Alternate—Jon Lewis
55Desire, motivation, and skill are all basics for athletics. Each athlete possesses these concepts as he tries to reach new goats and set new standards for himself and his team. All of the different components of athletics at AHS will be brought to life in A Closer Look at The Strategy.Harriers Finish Season On a High Note
Neil Hawley’s high placings lead to a berth at the state meet.
Deb Abbott shows promise for next year.
Mike Kramer is a welcome addition to the team.
This year’s team includes: Traci Bush, Deb Abbott, Kim Epperson, Trudy Schnell, Kari Daugherty, Kim Green, Dan Swesey, Neil Hawley, Andrew Brittan, Mark Blume, Brian Heitz, Andy Meade, Josh Hungerford, Kurt Seebohm, and Coach Hollingsworth.
Mark Blume moves up through the crowd.
58Kim Green heads for a strong finish at the Western Conference meet.
Kim Epperson and Trudy Schnell pass an opponent from Gering to improve their position.
Andy Meade strides out at conference meet.
Stretching out is essential before the race.
Dan Swesey kicks it in at the finish.
The female harriers listen to the last minute instructions from the starter.
A welcome addition came to the cross country program this year as the first ever girls team from Alliance took the field of competition. The Lady Harriers, led by Kim Green, won the Sidney Invitational and the first ever Western Conference team trophy. The girls were vying for top honors at each meet with other teams from the Panhandle.
The boys team showed steady improvement throughout the year and at districts, missed qualifying for the state meet by six points. By placing sixth at district, Neil Hawley became the first Alliance runner in four years to qualify for state and turned in a very respectable finish.
First-year coach Jim Hollingsworth found the season quite interesting as did the team members. By season’s end, fourteen individual medals and two team trophies marked the Bulldogs’ collection and spawned hopes for future success.
Many hours during the week are spent on
the track in preparation for the meet.
Meet Boys Girls
Gering Invitational - 3
Sidney Invitational 9 1
Alliance Invitational 6 2
Scottsbluff Invitational 7 -
Western Conference 5 1
Kimball Invitational 5 2
District 4 -
59Strong Season Causes Better Placing at State
The AHS girls golf team had a strong season which resulted in a trip to state for the second straight year. Their improved team scores paid off when they placed thirteenth compared to fifteenth last year at State. It also helped at Big Ten where they finished seventh among class “A” schools.
Adding a new dimension to golf was the participation of the first female foreign exchange student. Walquiria “Wally” Oliveira had never played golf in her life, but said, “Golf was a lot of fun even though my scores were not very good.”
There were eleven letterwomen, seven of whom were juniors. As a result there should be lots of depth next year. Team play seems to be the key to their success as they tee off towards another season.
Vicki Hoff, Sue Cummings, Cindy Frank, Coach Brown, Pam Curtiss, Cris Cox, Dee Preble, Marti Estrada, Dee Gonzalez, Susie Seebohm, Lara Dalbey, Sue Powell, Nadine Richmeier, Laurie Hoff, Lori Del'ord, Joan Bush, Cathy Frazier, Nancy Fairbanks, and Walquiria Oliveira.
Alliance Invitational Sidney Dual Gering Dual Gering Dual Gering Invitational Sidney Invitational Scottsbluff Invitational Gordon Invitational Big Ten State
Susie Seebohm tees off on hole eight.
Dee Gonzalez takes her second stroke on hole eight in the Alliance invitational.
Concentration is the key to Pam Curtiss’ putting.
60State Golf Championship Caps Season
Team members are: Greg Hand, Ken Jaggers, Jon Lewis, Tim Mills, Don Lampert, Mike Montague, Kirt Kosmicki, John Engel, Jim Nagaki, Brook Bowliay, Coach Wayne Brown, Jim Jaggers, Rod Vogel, Tim Manion, Tom Laing, Tim Podraza, Terry Tucker, Craig Mahnke, Dan Ellis, Dave Christensen, Eric Edwards, Joe Golden, Dave Marcoe, John Hcrian, Bob Maxwell, Scott Parish, Scott Reed, Scott Mundt, John Maser, Allen Hoffmann, James Lampert, Stuart Green, Shawn Adams, Todd Beck, and Mike Frazier.
Coach Wayne Brown anxiously awaits all the team results.
Kirt Kosmicki keeps his head down as he
completes his swing.
Brook Bowhay drives the ball down the center of the fairway.
Mike Montague taps in a short putt.
Follow-through on a putt proves to be valuable for John Engel.
The golf team completed one of the most successful seasons at AHS. The varsity squad finished first at all of their matches, except one, the Kimball meet, but bounced right back the next day to win the Western Conference championship. The reserve team placed second at the Bridgeport meet, showing promise for the future. The linksters came back with medals from every meet, many times several individual medals. The golfers broke a four-year dry spell at AHS by winning the state championship, outdistancing their nearest opponent by nine strokes at the Skyview Course. With a strong group of underclassmen returning, another quality squad will be ready to take over on Coach Wayne Brown’s team.
Sidney Invitational 1st
Gering Invitational 1st
Kimball Invitational 3rd
Western Conference 1st
Alliance Invitational 1st
Bridgeport Invitational 2nd
61The Proud Spikers are: Cheryl Hart, Lisa Krause, Joan Zurn. Mary Ellen Lore, Barb Zurn, Tedi Smith, Jodi Meter, Deb Nelson. Beth Panwitz, Rene Morris, Lisa Dalbey, Heidi Herman. Sally Kirchner. Darci McLean. Bernie Boness. Peggy Wagner, Vicki Hoppcns. Jan Bacon and Aurora Magdaleno.
Scottsbluff 7-15, 15- 8, 15-4
Mitchell 15- 3, 15- 4
Chadron 12-15, 15- 7, 15-8
Kimball 15-11, 15- 9
Sidney 15- 3, 15-11
St. Agnes 7-15, 15- 2, 15-9
Gordon 15- 3, 15-13
North Platte 1-15, 15-12, 15-10
Alliance Inv. 2nd Place
McCook 15-13, 15-13
Western Conf. 2nd Place
Gering 15- 6, 9-15, 15-10
Kearney 6-15, 14-16
Chadron 15-12, 12-15, 15-4
Ogallala 6-15, 8-15
Team unity and leadership caused the Spikers success and the respect from regional teams. This respect was acquired by their 15-4 record, their three-way tie for West Big Ten, and their second place finish at Western Conference. According to Head Coach Sandra Pilfold, “We had a team togetherness!”
The team voted Barb Zurn the Senior Award and selected Jodi Meter and Zurn as Co-Captains.
The Junior Varsity team showed improvement throughout their 7-4 season. With hard work and a good attitude, the Spikers should be strong for next year.
Deb Nelson’s attempt blocks a Gordon spike.
Team Unity and Spikers Team
As Barb Zurn spikes, Jodi Meter and Lisa Dalbey
Lilias Smith, Donita Potter, Sandra Pilfold, and Michelle Bilstcin are the backbone for the Spikers.
62Leadership Cause Togetherness
prepare for a possible block during the Alliance St. Agnes match.
Cheryl Hart passes the ball for a possible spike.
Peggy Wagner, the backbone of the reserves’ serving line, Joan Zurn finds herself diving to save
serves another “Acer” ball. a spiked ball.
Darci McLean’s effort to block
a spike proves futile.
Bcrnie Boness reaches high for a
Coach Pilfold and the Spiker bench enjoy a relaxed moment.
63Beth Panwitz spikes the ball through a Chadron block.
Spikcrs, a team that pulls “together'
Freshmen Face New Pressures
Heidi Herman prepares to spike an “acer.’
By Being a Part of the High School Athletics
Team members are: Wendy Lyster, Jenny Wegner, Kay Butzine, Dorothy Christie, Deb Zurn, Sherri Bushong, Connie Drummond, Lisa Renteria, Jill Kirchner, Coach Shirley Schlenker, Jean Lloyd, Maureen Kelly, Lori Clark, Brenda Borg, Cris Moore, Brenda Vandeventer, Student Manager Lori Taylor, Deb Brass, Betsy Simpson, and Tonya Benda
Expressions from the bench tell the story of the Spikers’ match.
Teammates Wendy Lyster, Kay Butzine and Jenny Wegner look on as Brenda Vandeventer ups a hard serve.
The freshmen had to face new pressures this year by being a part of high school athletics. These pressures included competitive teams from Scottsbluff, Mitchell, Chadron, Kimball, Sidney, St. Agnes, and Gordon.
Coach Schlenker stressed the development of each girl’s skills, and the importance of “team unity” in any form of athletic competition.
The freshmen dealt with these new pressures by sporting 7-1 record and proved that freshmen atheltics will be an important part of the high school sports program.
64Reserves’ Spirit Leads to Winning Season
Dan Kumetat kicks an important point after an Alliance touchdown.
Bruce Clark looks for an opening on a punt return.
Team AHS OPP
Gering 8 8
Mitchell 24 6
Sidney 6 6
Kimball 2 8
Chadron 20 0
Scottsbluff 9 6
Gordon 16 6
The reserve team ended their season with a respectable 4-1-2 record. The highlight of the season came in the game against Scottsbluff when Alliance kicked a field goal in the final moments to win the game. The ability and spirit shown by the reserves shows bright prospects for the future.
Team members are: Coach Myers, James Lampert, Perry West, Randy Robbins, Bryan Wilson, Roger Hansen, Coach Hawk, George Moss, Scott Jantz, Gary Hammond, Tom Adams, Roger Timms, John Herian, Dave Hasscn-plug, Kirk Keder, Roy Panwitz, Mike Sams, Scott Parish, Damon Hayes, Lance Tolstedt, John Magdalcno, Tom Hcimbuch, John Stull, Roger Smith, Bill Mosser, Allen Hoffmann. Scott Mundt, Scott Reed, Joe Bennet, Mike Alvarado, Frank Burcsh, Mike Frazier, Scott Pfannenstiel, Bob Maxwell, Mark Behm, John Maser, Todd Beck, Rodney Sypho, and Scott Mills.
After winning the first game decisively, the freshmen dropped their next four games. Despite the losing record, the freshmen gained experience which will no doubt prove invaluable in years to come.
Freshmen Go Through Learning Season
Freshmen practice intently before their next contest.
Team AHS OPP
Chadron 24 0
Scottsbluff 0 28
Gordon 21 31
Sidney 8 12
Gering 0 22
65Desire Carries Bulldogs Through Season
Ross West punts to get Alliance out of the hole.
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Team members are Bill Boness, Rick Maloney, Bob Keithley, Dave Christensen, Greg Hand, Tim Podraza, Bruce Clark, Terry Tucker, Klete Peterson, Craig Mahnke, Eric Edwards, Brian Lair, Dean Burton, Monte Quick, Keith Peterson, Brad Liggett, John Leachman, Jim Jaggcrs, Dan Ellis, Bob Colwell, Tom Laing, Pat Casados, Coach Nelson, Mike Montague, Ross West, Mike Peters, Jim Podhaisky, Rob Vogel, Tom Lawrence, Brad Schnell, Tim Manion, Pat Colerick, Coach Cullan, Tom Klinkacek, Tim Mills, Doug Smith, Jeff Williams, Greg Sherlock, Brian Rock-ey, Cory Hall, Mike Krause, Jon Lewis, Mike Willey, Brett Boness, Tory Beck, John Paulsen, Marty Petersen, Ken Jaggers, Warren Mundt, Mario Mores, Kirt Kosmicki, Jon Briggs, Coach Boness, Rick Patrick, Chuck Allen, Tom Lore, Brent Debus, Mark Tolstedt, Brook Bowhay,
Rick Parish, Mike Kramer, Brian Odell, and Coach Lehto.
Seottsbluff Kimball Gordon Gcring Kearney
Chadron Sidney North Platte McCook
AHS 0 7 6 7 13 0 20 0 24
OPP 14 24 7 13 13 27 27 51 42
Warren Mundt looks downfield and finds an
Coach Boness gives encouragement to Brett
Boness before the next offensive play.
66Alliance sets up to execute a play.
Pat Colerick gains needed yardage on a punt return while trying to avoid a possible tackier.
Linemen create necessary openings for the backs.
The offense comes off the field after an unseccessful series.
Crucial injuries and losing on nearly every gamble were major causes for the Bulldogs ending the season with an 0-8-1 record. The team showed a great deal of desire and team togetherness despite losing the first four games; then they tied Gordon. Lack of consistency throughout the season was a major stumbling block for the Bulldogs.
The offensive unit put it all together against Kearney and put forth their finest performance of the year. John Paulsen and Greg Sherlock were named to the All-Western Con ference team, with Rob Vogel, Rick Patrick, and Brett Boness receiving honorable mention. Although no one made first team West Big Ten, Rob Vogel, John Paulsen, and Greg Sherlock made the honorable mention offensive squad, and Vogel, Paulsen, Brad Liggett, and Brett Boness made the defensive squad.
The Alliance defense shows good persuit in going in for a tackle.
67New Director Brings New Attitude
Voni Simpson, Beth Vejraska, and Sally Kirchner help Mr. Running to lead the band throughout the year.
On fall mornings at 7:30 a.m., a person might be passing the practice field and hear a man wildly screaming, “Line up! Straight lines!” This man is Mr. Norman Running, the new band director at AHS.
Along with a new director, the band had other new additions. This year the freshmen joined the band line-up. With all the new students came the problem of discipline. The students had to adjust to the director’s ideas and plans, and the director had to adjust to the students’ old habits.
This year the band competed against approximately ten other bands at the Chadron State Band Day Festival. Although the band did not place in the top three, they gained a lot of experience by watching other and better bands perform.
The marching band, which had acquired a sound uncomparable to previous years, still has a long way to go, according to Mr. Running. Through many hours of practice and hard work, the band can reach the superior sound quality for which it is striving.
The band leaves the field following their halftime presentation.
Head Majorette Beth Vejraska helps keep the band in step and on beat.
Working hard on the music inside, helps the band to look and sound better during a halftime performance outside.
Balloons, provided by Leonard Glarum, add color and excitement to the marching band during their exhibition at Homecoming.
681978-79 FFA officers are: Sentinel Kenny Lehl,
Treasurer Jack Dye, President Waldo Smith, Vice-President Dale Collins, Parliamentarian Marianne Buskirk, Reporter Vicki Reitz, and Secretary Pam Klinkacck Rogers.
FFA Plays Larger Role in Extracurricular Activities
During 1978-79, FFA played a larger role in extracurricular activities. These supplemented their normal activities, which included the co-sponsoring of the FHA Sweetheart Dance, and all-school sponsored Winter Formal.
In the spring, thirteen members travelled to Lincoln to participate in the State Convention. The members participated in such areas as meat, poultry, and dairy judging, and farm machinery and maintenance. Lori Liggett and Dan Woodworth served as ushers; Waldo Smith competed for State Agri-Business Man, an honor which he received at the convention and also made application for a state officer; and Ron Iossi, star area western farmer, received the distinction of State Farmer.
This year FFA has risen to the spotlight and has added a new dimension to AHS.
FFA Sweetheart Anne Mundt (center) and her court: Tory Iossi, Deanna Handley, Lisa Krause, and Stacey Romick.
Statcbound FFA members arc: Marianne Buskirk, Don Woodworth, Vicki Reitz, Waldo Smith, Kari Daugherty, Dwight Krejci, Lori Liggett, Darrell Seidler, Jack Dye, Ted Hood, Ron Iossi, Dale Collins, and Dan Woodworth.
FFA Sweetheart and attendants: First Attendant Kathy Green, Sweetheart Evon Seidler, and Second Attendant Judy Smith.
Selected as FHA Hero is Dale Collins and as Second Attendant is Waldo Smith. Not pictured is First Attendant Lee Walker.
69Girls’ Basketball Team Goals are Reached at Districts
TEAM AHS OPP
Gering 49 39
Gordon 63 21
Ogallala 30 37
Kearney 37 68
McCook Tournament 4th
Gothenburg 37 42
McCook 57 61
McCook 50 58
Bridgeport 76 33
Chadron 55 35
Scottsbluff 46 44
Mitchell 59 45
Gordon 61 34
Gering 49 36
Sidney 46 33
Scottsbluff 57 44
Chadron 50 47
Kimball 47 39
North Platte 55 53
District Tournament 2nd
Gering 39 28
Kimball 43 40
Sidney 28 51
Girls’ basketball team members are: Deb Abbott, Rene’ Morris, Bernie Boness, Beth Panwitz, Mary Ellen Lore, Barb Zurn, Assistant Coach Sandra Pilfold, Head Coach Larry Yost, Laurie Lawerence, Jodi Meter, Deb Nelson, Kim Karsten, Lisa Dalbey, Kelly Irish, Jan Bacon, Cindy Frank, Eva Lloyd, Stacey Romick, Joan Zurn, Tedi Smith, Lisa Krause, Darci McLean, Sally Kirchner, Trudy Schnell, Vicki Hoppens, and Student Managers Valorie Weber, Susie Secbohm, and Sue Dugger.
Mr. Yost relays the new game plan to the varsity girls during a time out.
Laurie Lawrence ties up the ball with a Chadron opponent.
Beth Panwitz, Jodi Meter, and Barb Zurn perform some of the important acts of basketball.
70Lisa Dalbey hustles to get ahead of her man to
try and force a turnover.
Barb Zurn goes up for a shot while Jodi Meter gets in rebound position.
The Bulldog defense forces McCook outside the key.
Bernie Boness drives in to draw a foul.
Coach Yost explains the out-of-bounds play to Deb Nelson.
Deb Nelson concentrates on the hoop before shooting for two more points.
Beth Panwitz, Jodi Meter, and Barb Zurn line up for an out-of-bounds play.
The girls’ basketball team goals were reached at Districts, where the team finished second in Class B. Their goals were achieved by working together and by having the depth of players on the bench, who could come off and play respectively. Depth was one of the key words for the varsity team and a needed one, too, not only from the team, but from the fans, student managers, and even stat keepers, who were always there to follow the girls’ success. Throughout the season they never gave up and always tried to play their best.
The reserves experienced another good season ending with a 7-4 record.
Coach Sandra Pilfold said, “The soph-mores and juniors combined their skills with teamwork to acquire the needed combination to become good athletes and to perform to the fullest.”
71Lisa Krause concentrates on improving her frcethrow percentage during the Kimball game.
Tedi Smith shoots for two.
Joan Zurn applies pressure on the Gering offense.
Freshmen Girls Experience Fundamentally Sound Season
Eva Lloyd anticipates a score from the frcethrow line.
The freshmen girls basketball team had a fundamentally sound season with a 3-4 record. As freshmen, the major importance was to learn the basic fundamentals of basketball, and then apply what they had learned to the game situation. They acquired another important factor of athletics—sportsmanship. This was achieved by their expressing it after a game, whether it was won or lost. The girls look very promising for future athletes at AHS.
Team members are: Sherri Bushong, Jenny Wegner, Coach Schlenker, Dorothy Christie, Deb Zurn, Student Manager Jeanie Lloyd, Lori Clark, Deb Mundt, Brenda Borg, Connie Drummond, Student Manager Colleen Sherlock, Lisa Renteria, Wendy Lyster, Lisa Fisher, Crystal Benzel, Jill Kirchner, Debbie Brass, Assistant Coach Donita Potter, and Brenda Vandeventer.
Rene’ Morris hustles ahead of her opponent.
72Reserves’ Hard Work
Team AHS OPP
Gordon 67 57
Gering 37 35
Kearney 55 70
McCook 47 49
Sidney 46 51
Scottsbluff 64 69
Kimball 52 49
Gering 63 52
Scottsbluff 68 53
Chadron 64 46
McCook 50 61
North Platte 50 71
Sidney 63 72
Mitchell 68 54
The Reserves ended their season with a 7-7 record. Despite winning only one Big Ten contest, the team held their own against most of the teams. In Western Conference action, the squad had a 6-2 record, losing to Sidney in both set backs. Practice time was spent doing a variety of things. Working on offense, defense, the press, the fast break, fundamentals, and conditioning took up most of the time spent in practice. It proved to be time well spent, as the season came to be a success. The future of the boys’ basetball program looks very encouraging.
Improvement Paces Freshmen
Team AHS OPP
Gordon 25 63
Chadron 46 25
Scottsbluff 43 68
Gering 29 39
Chadron 23 35
Sidney 40 53
Scottsbluff 49 53
Gering 25 93
Sidney 41 62
John Magdalcno dribbles to the basket during a late prac-
Team members are: Roger Smith, Damon Hayes, Scott Jantz, Lance Tolstedt, Tom Heimbuch, Gary Hammond, Coach Stokey, John Stull, John Mag-daleno, Dan Swesey, John Reilly, Mark Behm, Tom Adams, Mike Frazier, Dave Marcoe, Todd Beck, Scott Reed, and Todd Bandel.
Under the leadership of Coach Jim Stokey, the freshmen basketball team completed another season. Despite the losing record, the team learned many aspects of the game The improvement shown throughout the season proved to be a strong point for the year.
Brian Lair strains to lay the ball into the basket.
The reserves listen intently as Coach Henderson gives instructions during a time-out.
Neil Hawley’s two points help Alliance to defeat Scottsbluff.
Scott Jantz looks to pass while practicing with the varsity girls’ squad.
73Hustle and Enthusiasm Carry Bulldogs Throughout The Year
Pat Colerick and Mark Blume try for a steal Marty Petersen shoots over the outstretched during the Mitchell game. arm of his McCook opponent.
Brett Boness gets into position as Matt Frerichs pulls down a rebound.
Rod Vogel brings the ball up court to start the next offensive play.
Greg Sherlock gets set before the next jump ball in the Final game of the year.
This year’s boys’ basketball team entered the season showing a lot of enthusiasm. The start of the season was delayed twice due to the inclement weather. But when the Bulldogs took the floor, they came out in a running style of game. Despite many losses, the team displayed hustle, desire, and determination throughout the year.
The highlight of the year came in the game with Gering. The team put the offense and the defense together for the first time during the year and had their finest performance of the season. Greg Sherlock made the All-Western Conference team and Tim Mills received honorable mention.
The bench watches enthusiastically as the play takes place on the court.
74Jon Lewis puts up a shot during pre-game warm-ups.
Tim Mills passes the ball inside to get a better position for a shot.
Team members are: Coach Myers, Dan Ellis, Matt Frerichs, Greg Sherlock, Mark Blume, Terry Tucker, Brad Smith, Jon Lewis, Mike Kramer, Mike Montague, Ross West, Coach Henderson, Rob Vogel, Pat Colerick, John Engel, Craig Mahnke, Dan Kumetat, Marty Petersen, Kirt Kos-micki, Tim Manion, Neil Hawley, Dave Christensen, Brian Lair, Brad Brass, Rob Flores, Tom Lawrence, Tim Podraza, Warren Mundt, Rod Vogel, Brook Bowhay, and Jody Nelson.
Dan Ellis pulls down another vital rebound.
Team AHS OPP
Gordon 59 76
Gering 47 55
Ogallala 46 58
Kearney 54 82
Holiday Tourney-Imperial 54 53
Holiday Tourney-McCook 46 82
McCook 55 73
Chadron 67 63
Sidney 56 61
Scottsbluff 71 86
Kimball 41 83
Gering 54 44
Scottsbluff 64 82
Chadron 72 50
McCook 47 63
North Platte 39 87
Sidney 56 71
Mitchell 74 51
Districts-Gering 60 71
Kirt Kosmicki concentrates on the rim while shooting the ball.
Rob Vogel stops his opponent from driving the baseline.
75Cheerleading Squads Give Added Support to Basketball Teams
freshmen cheerleaders are: Betsy Simpson, Kay Butzine, Maureen Kelly, Kim Behind the scenes, cheerleaders cheer on the reserves in a
Hubbard, Brenda Vandeventer, Jill Kirchner. well fought battle against the Gordon Broncs.
The end of the football season saw the varsity cheerleaders split up duties in order to cover wrestling and basketball events. The ten divided themselves to support the respective sports to which they were elected.
The freshmen cheerleaders remained united throughout the school year to cover football and basketball.
With the basketball season, came the formation of three male cheerleaders, who assumed the title, “The Dog Pack.”
Varsity basketball cheerleaders are: Heidi Herman, Lisa Dalbey, Aurora Magdaleno, She Hi Ellis, Gail I awcett.
Dog Pack members are: Brook Bowhay.Tory Beck, and John Paulsen.
Male cheerleaders wrench enthusiasm from the crowd during the Alliance-Scottsbluff game. •
76Mr. Running helps to promote enthusiasm
at basketball games.
Greater Enthusiasm Marks Pep Band Perfo rma nces
Becky Kendall seems confused by Andrew Brittan’s trumpet lessons.
Nadine Richmeier and Kelly Irish admire the new pep
band shirts, that were partially paid for by the A-Club.
The new enlarged pep band had a number of different sides this year; they had a new director, a new sound and a special kind of unexpected rowdiness, never seen before.
The pep band supplied the music for all the home games along with added spirit and excitement. They also attended the B-8 district tournament and supported the girls’ basketball team. The pep band was under the direction of Norman Running, who used a new approach of enthusiasm to bring his 100 musicians alive.
The pep band provides a winning spirit at the girls B-8 district tournament during games with Kimball and Sidney.
Wrestling Cheerleaders Add Extra Spirit
The wrestling cheerleaders, consisting of Meredith Becker, Vicki Reitz, Tina Tittel, Polly Sullivan, and Jane Goff, provided extra enthusiasm throughout the year. After football season was over, these girls were ready to start practicing new wrestling routines. The girls attended all tournaments and matches to support the wrestlers.
77Four Grapplers Earn State Berth
Team members are: Brad Schnell, Rick Patrick, Brad Liggett, Mark Seidler, John Leachman, Dwight Krejci, Tom Lore, Jack Dye, Bob Colwell, Bryan Wilson, Randy Hashman, Mike Willey, Doug Taylor, Rick Averna, Bruce Colson, Lee Walker, Les Handley, Pat Casados, Jim Jaggers, Jeff Williams, Brian Rockey, Roger Hansen, Eric Edwards, Mike Alvarado, Bruce Thompson, Ray Hashman, Scott Mundt, Randy Robbins, Roy Panwitz, John Herian, Kirk Keder, Brian Heitz, Frank Buresh, and Chip PotmesiL
Bob Colwell looks for a take down.
Bryan Wilson tries to break down his foe.
Pat Casados maneuvers to get control of his opponent.
Wrestling AHS OPP
Kimball 36 17
Chadron 26 33
Mitchell 19 30
Gering 10 37
Sidney Invite 6th
Gering 7 44
Ogallala Invite 3rd
Scottsbluff 29 24
Western Conference 4th
Gordon 32 17
Sidney 33 21
Big Ten 7th
Rick Patrick struggles to get out of a dangerous position.
78Randy Hashman tries to get a cradle on his opponent.
Brad Liggett drives into his opponent to
break his base.
Tom Wildy has his arm raised in victory.
Jeff Williams strains to pin his adversary's shoulders to the mat.
Randy Ravert shows determination in trying to win his match.
Taping injuries proves to be a necessary,
time-consuming task for Coach Pat Cullen.
With many varsity spots being filled with freshman and sophomores, this year’s wrestling team was one of the youngest squads ever fielded by Alliance. While most of the lower weights were filled by these underclassmen, it did not prove to be a weakness for the team. At the beginning of the season, the heavier wrestlers experimented at different weights, but during the season, each found a weight at which he could wrestle effectively for the team.
Being in one of the toughest districts in the state, Alliance could only qualify four wrestlers for the state competition: Pat Casados, Frank Buresh, Jeff Williams, and Tom Wildy. Meeting their toughest competition of the year, no one on the team could earn any individual honors. With many experienced wrestlers returning next year, however, the future looks very bright for Coach Pat Cullen’s team.
79Pep Club Goals Fall Short
Pep Club officers are: Vice President Susie Seebohm, President Laurie Lawrence, Secretary Robin Essex, Treasurer Julie McNeil, Mascot Tammy Olvey.
Long faces display the concern of some pep club members regarding the future of the pep club and its officers.
Junior varsity cheerleaders for the 1978-79 school year arc: Anne Mundt,
Donna Rech, Rene Morris, Jill Wegner, and Peggy Wagner.
Varsity cheerleaders: Tina Tittel, Heidi Herman, Shelli Ellis, Aurora Magdal-
eno, Meredith Becker, Lisa Dalbey, Vicki Reitz, Gail Fawcett, Jane Goff, and Polly Sullivan.
The pep club began the school year with high hopes of playing a significant role in supporting the athletic program throughout the year. With the addition of freshmen to the high school ranks, it was anticipated that the group would be stronger and more unified than in years past.
Despite the strong support of some members, the lack of enthusiasm from the majority of the group raised the question, “Should there be a pep club?”
Midway through the school year, the need for pep club officers was eliminated. As second semester wore on and possible plans for the 1979-80 school year were discussed, it was decided by the members of the organization that the pep club and its mascot would be abolished and merely a thing of the past.
The faculty at AHS displays their ingenuity by performing
their version of the school song.
80Rowdy Section Unites Student Body
John Paulsen, Tory Beck, and Aurora Magdaleno show that cooperation is a necessity and the key to success.
Anne Mundt and Brook Bowhay perform various stunts between time outs.
As the AHS pep club made its final appearance of the year midway through the boys’ basketball season, the spirit section made its debut. Uniforms, officers and pep club were done away with for the time being. During the Gering-Alli-ance basketball game, the student body united themselves in spirit, and the outcome was a victory. The entire school, being together as a spirit section, brought favorable comments from coaches, players and parents, as well as members of the community.
In addition to the spirit, the school also experimented with three boy cheerleaders, called the “Dog Pack.” John Paulsen, Brook Bowhay, and Tory Beck did stunts with the cheerleaders and also yelled along with the rest of the student body. The three boys kept the rowdy section going throughout the season. The result was a greater student participation in athletic competition and a greater sense of Cheerleaders induce spirit from the rambunctious student body. school pride.
81Pom Pom Girls spend many hours adapting
a new routine to music for an upcoming game.
A variety of pop tunes performed by the pep band adds to the drill team’s flair.
Pom Pom Girls Add a New Dimension to Halftime Performances
Mrs. Zeller enthusiastically gives ideas for an upcoming performance.
Sue Powell and Teri Brixius get some additional help from Sponsor Mrs. Zeller.
Richelle Sheldon, Lynnette Lampert and Judy Smith perform to the “Rubbcrband Man sound.
1978-79 drill team not only took on a new look, but also a change of name, sponsor, and rules. The Pom Pom Girls, under the direction of Mrs. Allison Zeller, spent every day practicing after school, in addition to several mornings a week before school. The girls could only have five unexcused practices before being dismissed from the squad.
The squad, consisting of 18 girls, was headed by Captain Kelly Lynch and Co-captains Lynnette Lampert and Judy Smith. Their first performance was the night of Homecoming, where the squad was dressed as hobos. During the basketball season, they performed at all but three games.
The AHS band provided the music for the squad. The Pom Pom Girls performed to such songs as: ‘‘Theme From Barney Miller,” “Swinging Safari,” “Rubberband Man,” “Broadway Razzle Dazzle,” and “Saturday Night.” Mrs. Zeller advised the girls in making up most of their own routines.
Pom Pom Girls are: Brenda Powell, Judy Smith, Kelly Lynch, Lynnette Lampert,
Peggy Kraft, Sue Powell, Denise Handley, Deanna Handley, Judy Nuss, Valorie Weber, Richelle Sheldon, Sheila Leever, Laurie Strieker, Deb Haggard, and Sandy Suetsagu.
82Spring Brings a Multi-Mania of Outdoor
Rob Flores and Peggy Wagner enjoy a doubles match on a nice weekend.
These bikes represent a way to get around the gas shortage while providing a physical workout.
Jim Jones enjoys the ride on his new Suzuki motorcycle.
Jeff Gonzalez and Warren Mundt daydream about winning the state baseball tournament.
Klctc Petersen excels in his batting skills during a game of softball.
Warm spring days bring about an enthusiastic response in Voni Simpson’s frisbee craze.
When spring came to AHS, there seemed to be a game fever, in which the students wanted to do something else. This something else consisted of games, such as softball, frisbee throwing, tennis, bicycling, and Legion baseball. One other major activity was the motorcycle mania. This was caused by the rise of gas prices, so students turned to riding motorcycles to save money and still enjoy the spring weather.
83Girls’ Track Team Peaks at Districts
Girls’ track team members are: Brenda Vandeventer, Lori Clark, Wendy Lyster,
Jenny Wegner, Deb Zurn, Lisa Renteria, Brenda Borg, Valorie Weber, Mary Ellen Lore, Darci McLean, Tedi Smith, Vicki Hoppens, Connie Drummond, Joan Zurn, Jan Bacon, Trudy Schncll, Darci Cole, Kim Green, Deb Abbott, Rene Morris, Beth Pan-witz, Jodi Meter, Kim Epperson, Barb Zurn, and Student Manager Karen Fillinger.
Girls track coaches arc: Head Coach Shirley Schlen-ker and Assistant Coach Sandra Pilfold.
MEET Scottsbluff Relays Kimball Invitational Sidney Invitational Alliance Invitational Western Conference Big Ten Districts State
PLACING 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 10th 3rd
Tedi Smith concentrates in the ring before tak-ing her last throw at Western Conference.
Vicki Hoppens gets a good start on the first leg of the 440 relay.
Brenda Borg finishes the mile relay, which was in first place for that heat during Districts.
Barb Zurn watches the flight of her dis- Jodi Meter attempts to clear 5 2” at the
cus throw at the District Meet. Western Conference Meet.
Beth Panwitz takes off towards a Darci McLean prepares to hand off the baton to
16 6” jump at the District Meet. Rene Morris during the 880 relay.
Connie Drummond clears her last hurdle to a fifth place finish.
Darci McLean gives it her all while putting the shot at the Western Conference Meet.
Kim Green gives Rene Morris a needed lead as she begins to run the third leg of the 880 relay.
Members of the girls’ track team enjoy lunchtime at the Western Conference Meet.
The six state qualifiers are: Rene Morris, Vicki Hoppcns, Beth Panwitz, Jodi Meter, Brenda Borg, and Deb Abbott.
Girls’ track team peaked at Districts, as there were four records broken. The record breakers were: Brenda Borg, Jodi Meter, Beth Panwitz, and Vicki Hoppens in the 440 relay; Jodi Meter in the high jump; Deb Abbott in the mile run;and Beth Panwitz in the long jump. All the girls who broke records earned a trip to the state meet, where Jodi Meter was the only Alliance medalist, placing sixth in the high jump. Along with those record breakers, many team members achieved their individual bests in their respective events.
The girls’ track team consistently placed third throughout the season. Coach Shirley Schlenker was very pleased with the results for her first year as head coach and hopes it will continue next year.
85Stamina Increases As Season Progresses
Boys’ track team members arc: Scott Jantz, Tom Adams, Kirk Kcder, Gary Hammond, Brian Heitz, Dan Swesey. Roger Smith, Jim Watson, George Moss, Roy Panxvitz, John Stull, John Magdaleno, Lance Tol-stedt, Tom Heimbuch, Brad Brass, Pat Colcrick, Tom Wildy, Mark Bchm, Donna Rcch, Bruce Heckman, Tom Lawercncc, Jon Briggs, Ross West, Mark Blume, Rob Flores, Brian Lair, Neil Hawley, John Reilly, Bryan Wilson, Mark Tolstedt. Andy Meade, Cory Hall, Rick Patrick, Warren Mundt, Greg Sherlock, Roger Timms, Mike Alvarado, Todd Bandcl, and Brian Bowen.
Bruce Heckman runs through the tape at the end of the 880 relay.
Jon Briggs leans at the tape to edge out an opponent.
Tom Lawrence and Cory Hall complete a successful handoff.
This year’s track coaches are: Assistants Terry Myers, Randy Henderson, Craig Lehto, and Head Coach Steve Nelson.
Wayne Binfield Relays 6th
Kimball Invitational 6th
Sidney Invitational 3rd
Gordon Invitational 3rd
Western Conference 5th
Western Nebraska 8th
Big Ten 9th
Andy Meade shows the strain caused by the 800 meter run.
Tom Wildy spends a lot of time practicing on his shot-putting form.
86Mark Blume reaches for extra inches in the triple jump at Western Conference.
Pat Colerick works hard for a first place finish in the mile relay.
Getting flex from the pole is a necessity for Brad Brass in the vault.
Coach Steve Nelson demonstrates the form needed for a successful shot-put.
Mark Tolstcdt extends his body for a better distance in the discus.
The AHS track team completed the year with only seventeen varsity members. Despite the small number, those who were out, led the squad to many respectable team finishes. By practicing in the morning during the early part of the season, and by working hard at afternoon practices, the team increased their strength, stamina, and developed form in the field events. At the District meet, many individual bests were reached. Six members of the team qualified for the state meet. Ross West was the only one to qualify individually, as he placed third in the 440 yard dash. The 880 yard relay team of Jon Briggs, Cory Hall, Bruce Heckman, and Tom Lawrence qualified, as well as the mile relay team of West, Heckman, Lawrence, and Pat Colerick. The 880 yard relay team ended up with sixth place at the state meet. With all qualifiers except Hall being underclassmen, along with many young cinderman coming up, the next few years could prove to be very successful for Head Coach Steve Nelson and the AHS track team.
Ross West takes the baton from Brian Lair in the two-mile relay.
Greg Sherlock leads the pack in the 800 meter run at Districts.
87A-Club, Boosters Further the Support of Athletics
Two initiations were held by A-Club this year to deepen the ranks of their membership. These were held in the fall and spring and were open to any athlete who lettered in a varsity sport.
The first major undertaking of A-Club was assisting with the Homecoming dance and escorting the king and queen of the event. During the basketball season, they ran a very successful concession stand. Improvements planned by A-Club for the school included the purchase of more weights for the weight program and a new score table for the auditorium. In the future, a new scoreboard for Bulldog Stadium is anticipated by the members of the group.
A-Club’s organization and planning contribute greatly to the betterment of school unity, as well as honoring the lettering athletes.
A-Club officers arc: Kirt Kosmicki, vice president; Jodi Meter, sergeant of arms; Beth Panwitz, secretary-treasurer; Jeff Williams, president.
Mr. Ed Turman receives his membership as Honorary A-Club member, as a result of his years of dedication and attendance at all sporting activities.
Win or lose, the Big “A” Booster Club continues to wholeheartedly support all athletic events.
Warren Mundt beats the halftime crowd by making his candy selections early.
Approximately 600 people attend the Athletic Banquet for an evening of awards and presentations to honor all intcrscholastic athletic participants.
Furthering the cause of athletics in general was the Big “A” Sports Booster Club. Their projects for the year included the production and sales of an activities calendar, as well an publication and promotion of all sports events. As an added service, the club provided all graduating seniors with a picture of the sports in which they participated. Together with the school spirit felt by everyone concerned, the sports boosters were a very real part of the athletic activities.
88Athletic Banquet Honors All Participants
A-Club honors Steven Schncll and Bobby Sakata as Special Olympic participants.
Athletic Director Bob Morris presents Barb Zurn and Jeff Williams with the Athlete of
the Year Awards at the Athletic Banquet, held May 15.
Most Outstanding Athletes are: Greg Sherlock, Neil Hawley, Ross West, John Paulsen, Jeff Williams, Barb Zurn, Sue Sccbohm, Jodi Meter, and Rene Morris.
VOLLEYBALL Lisa Dalbey Heidi Herman Aurora Magdaleno Jodi Meter Deb Nelson Barb Zurn Bernadine Boness Sally Kirchncr Rene Morris Beth Panwitz Peggy Wagner Michelle Bilstcin Lilias Smith
BOYS GOLF Brook Bowhay Kirt Kosmicki Don Lampert Jim Nagaki John Engel
BASKETBALL Lisa Dalbey Kim Karsten Laurie Lawrence Jodi Meter Deb Nelson Barb Zurn Bernadine Boness Rene Morris Beth Panwitz Vicki Hoppens Lisa Krause Mary Ellen Lore Joan Zurn Susan Dugger Valoric Weber
Tim Mills Mike Montague Jim Podhaisky Dave Christensen
BASKETBALL Brett Boness Kirt Kosmicki Marty Peterson Greg Sherlock Mark Blumc Jon Lewis Tim Mills Mike Montague Rob Vogel Tom Lawrence Pat Colerick Dan Ellis Matt Frcrichs Rod Vogel Dave Christensen Jody Nelson
Jim Jaggers Tim Podraza
GIRLS TRACK Kim Epperson Jodi Meter Barb Zurn Rene Morris Beth Panwitz Deb Abbott Darcy Cole Kim Green Mary Ellen Lore Darci McLean Brenda Borg Connie Drummond Wendy Lyster Jenny Wegner Deb Zurn Karen Fillinger Valorie Weber
FOOTBALL Tory Beck Brett Boness Brook Bowhay Brent Debus Mario Flores Cory Hall Kirt Kosmicki Ken Jaggers Mike Krause Tom Lore Warren Mundt Brian Odell Rick Patrick John Paulsen Marty Peterson Brian Rockey Greg Sherlock Mark Tolstedt Jeff Williams Jon Briggs Rob Flores
CROSS COUNTRY Kim Epperson Mike Kramer Andy Meade Mark Blumc Andy Brittan Neil Hawley Trudy Schnell Deb Abbott Kim Green Brian Heitz Dan Swescy
FOOTBALL Greg Hand Dan Kumetat Brian Lair Tom Lawrence Tim Mills Mike Montague Jim Podhaisky Brad Schncll Doug Smith Rob Vogel Ross West Bruce Clark Pat Colerick Bob Colwell Dan Ellis Jim Jaggers Brad Liggett Tim Manion Tom Wildy Eric Edwards Deb Mosser
GIRLS GOLF Lori Deford Susie Seebohm Sue Cummings Pam Curtiss Lara Dalbey Cindy Barnett Tory lossi Dee Gonzalez Laurie Hoff Nadine Richmeicr Denise Preble
BOYS TRACK Cory Hall Andy Meade Warren Mundt Rick Patrick Greg Sherlock Jon Briggs Mark Blumc Rob Flores Neil Hawley Bruce Heckman Brian Lair Ross West Brad Brass Pat Colerick Donna Reeh
WRESTLING Les Handley Randy Hashman Tom Lore Rick Patrick Brian Rockey Jeff Williams Brad Schnell Pat Casados Randy Ravert Tom Wildy Eric Edwards Bryan W ilson Frank Buresh Jeff Liggett
89Faces in the crowd are often all we see when looking around the high school. However, each person is special and has a personality and qualities all his own. This year the arrival of the freshman class to the halls of AHS brought more crowding than before, more confusion, and more student involvement in activities. After the initial shock of the first week of school, The Suspects went about their daily routine, as usual, as we shall see with A Closer Look.Student Government Takes on Broader Spectrum
John Paulsen is caught in the clutches of his own device during the Winter Carnival given at the Middle School.
Student Government members are: Mike Kramer, Jeff Gonzalez, Stuart Green, Eric Edwards, Tracy Swanson, Lori DeEord, Laurie Hoff, Wendy Lyster, Rod Vogel, Cheri Nagaki, Jill Wegner, and Debbie Brass.
Both the exterior and interior of this car get “the works” by Brian Lair and Jeff Gonzalez at the car wash held for the Don Grant Eund.
From the beginning, the year was quite different for Student Government. Meetings were moved to noon on Mondays to improve efficiency, and a large number of vigorous programs were undertaken. The usual continuing activities included sock hops throughout the football and basketball seasons, the homecoming dance and parade, MORP dance, Winter Formal, assisting with parent-teacher conferences, a student lounge, Y-Teen Orphe-um, and button-making for various special interest groups.
New events included a car wash for the Don Grant Fund, ticket sales for the all-school musical “Oliver, a Christmas Carnival for the Middle School students, as well as a film for the high school. Spring Fever Week, assisting with the school board election, and a school flag, made to improve school spirit. As usual, several members attended State Student Council Convention in South Sioux City. They were: Rod Vogel, Brian Lair, Lori DeFord, Tracy Swanson, Deb Brass, Michelle Bilstein, and Mr. Bill Reno.
Near the end of the school year, elections were held for new officers and members of Student Government to help lead the school for the next year. The entire year was successful and made school more enjoyable for the students.
Student Government officers are: Brian Rockey, President; John Paulsen, Vice President; Brian Lair, Treasurer; and Michelle Bilstein, Secretary.
92American Field Service Adds New Dimensions to World Unity
AFS members are: Gerald Messersmith, Dan Swcsey, Brian Murray, John Harris, Denise Preble, Sponsor Jim Kuchn, Tracy Thies, Tracy Swanson, Charlene Edwards, Laurie Hoff, Tory Iossi.
Gerald Messersmith presents a Y-Tecn program explaining the purpose of AFS.
In an attempt to further the success of the AFS program, a club was formed to provide closer ties between the foreign students and their new schoolmates. This new group, under the direction of Mr. Jim Kuehn, undertook a wide variety of growth projects. Among these were the formation of a constitution, the designing of T-shirts, and a box social with the adult committee to raise funds.
Fourteen members took part in this welcomed addition to AHS, and each hopes to continue to grow and prosper with their new organization.
Despite Language, Brazilian Enjoys American Life
Walquiria Oliveira makes a quick reply to a photographer’s interest.
AFS was nothing new to Walquiria Costa de Oliveira of Tres Coracois, Brazil, as her brother and two sisters were also exchange students to the United States. Walquiria enjoyed American sports and music, which were comparable to those of her homeland. The sports in Brazil were basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Her favorite music included a fifty-fifty mixture of both American and Brazilian tunes.
The major differences between America and her homeland were the comparative sizes of the meals, as lunch is much larger in Brazil, and the English language, which she had a difficult time mastering.
Upon returning to Brazil, Walquiria will re-enter Trodo School, where she will study electrical engineering. She will always remember her time here at AHS, where she brought a bit of South America to the Midwest.
93Tasmanian Finds U.S,
Strange, but Friendly
Claire Fiona Metcalfe of Tasmania, Australia, fit quite well into the Nebraskan way of life.
Having come from Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart with a population of 200,000, her first impressions were that Alliance was small and the Panhandle was fiat and barren.
Basically, she found the people to be very friendly and enjoyed their strange habits, as well as their conservative attitudes.
Claire was most fond of hot fudge sundaes, cinnamon sugar, cruising the Butte, football, baseball and all of her American friends. She mostly disliked the overall school system’s closed campus, the restrictions placed on the students, and poor quality of television programs.
Upon returning to Tasmania, she will continue her studies at the University, in which she has three and one half years left. Claire enjoyed her time here very much and left with a new impression of Americans and their way of life.
Nebraska Offers a Different Year for
The only boy of the three exchange students to AHS was Helge Veum of the countryside near Sogndal, Norway.
Having come from this country environment, Helge still believed Nebraska to be fiat, desolate, and rather hot. The people he felt were more open here than in Norway, but he saw a large difference in some of their customs. For example, dances were quite different; dating here turns into marriage, where in Norway, it’s only friendly; also in Norway, there was neither drinking nor drug problems.
Helge most enjoyed horseback riding, the donut shop, the size of Alliance and the overall attitude of the people. He felt that the television was poor and that the red tape of the school system was silly, but he did like the wide choice of classes offered at AHS.
After returning to Norway, Helge will have another year of gymnasium to complete, in preparation for his schooling at the University of Norway. He will then enter the Navy for fifteen months before persuing a career of his choice.
Helge returned to Norway after spending an interesting year here and will always remember his time at AHS.
Kirk Nelson receives Helge’s view of American Government.
Shaun Adams Tom Adams
Freshmen Look to Years Ahead
David Adamson Mike Allen Mike Alvarado Richard Armstrong Todd Bandel
Krystal Benzel Mark Bolek
Rachelle Boots Brenda Borg
K fc M.
Rodney Bauer Todd Beck Mark Behm Tonya Benda Joe Bennett
Alliance High School took on a new look this year with the addition of the freshmen class, which moved up from what is now known as the Middle School. With the arrival of the class came new lockers and many new faces. The freshmen had to adjust to the position of being the low class on the tot urn pole, as they began their climb to the top. As the year progressed, they grew more accustomed to the routine in the halls of AHS.
Cheryl Bork Richard Boslau Brian Bowen Deb Brass Monie Bridge
Kim Briggs Jeanie Bryan Frank Buresh Sherri Bushong Kay Butzine
95Class of ’82 Brings in New Faces
Barb Childers Lau rence Casados
Carol Charles Dorothy Christie Doug Clark Lori Clark Cristi Cox
Wayne Davis Ed Ditsch
Connie Jo Drummond Gloria Du Bray Mike Dugger
Freshmen take time out for a joke during science class.
Erin Edwards Marty Estrada
Sue Fife Lisa Fischer
Tony Flood Mike Frazier Nancy Gies Lola Gonzales Cheri Gassage
Stuart Green Brenda Green Brad Grier Troy Hadeen Lisa Haider
96Shelly Heckman Tom Heimbuch
Brian Heitz Darcy Herderson
John Herian Tony Hernandez
Comic books have provided Bobby Maxwell with an unusual collection. It all started with a long stay in the hospital. Wanting to cheer him up and to help distract his mind from the pain he was going through, Bobby’s family provided him with a bundle of comic books to read. Since then, Bobby has made his comic books a hobby, which he hopes someday, will be worth a lot of money.
Vickie Hoff Allen Hofmann John Hoffman Shari Hofmann John Hood
Kathy Howell Kim Hubbard Scott Hudgin Scott Jantz Jim Jelinek
97Freshmen Bring on a New Look
Mark Jensen Kirk Keder
Maureen Kelly Jill Kirchner Eugene Kreachbaum David Kutschke James Lampert
Ann Langner Scott Littlejohn Jean Lloyd Marvin Long Mark Long
Kevin Lore Wendy Lyster
Discussions help freshmen to understand the English language.
John Magdaleno David Marcoe
John Maser Marie Mason Bob Maxwell Diana Merrill James Merrill
Steve Miller Scott Mills Teresa Mittan Sheri Montague Kris Moore
98George Moss Bill Mosser Deb Mosser Deb Mundt Scott Mundt
Bryan Murray Randy Musfelt Julie Myers Carol Nuss Roy Pan wit z
Scot Parish Kirk Peterson
Chip Potmesil Brenda Powell
Chad Prelle Neil Pryor
Kay Butzine’s hobby is writing music, which she started when she was only five years old. During this time, she usually played the piano with one hand instead of two. As the years went by she began to write poetry instead of music. She now writes songs to go with her poetry and lyrics to go with her music, which all go together to make up what she hopes someday to be a good profession.
Suzy Pzinski Kris Rask Susan Rasmussen Scott Reed John Reilly
Lisa Renteria Randy Robbins Tony Roby Billy Ryder John Rzonca
99Frosh Anticipate a New Life Style
Morris Schcfcik Roy Schnell Caroline Schulze Jason Sheldon Colleen Sherlock
Kate Sherlock Dawn Shires Betsy Simpson Roger Smith Lynna Spath
Freshmen take a well deserved break during algebra class.
Charles Squibb John Stull
Dan Swesey Stella Taylor
Lori Taylor Bruce Thompson Dean Thompson Peggy Thompson Roger Timms
Lance Tolstcdt Linda Vallejo Brenda Vandeventer Susan Vaughn Teresa Walker
100Jenny Wegner Paula Wehling Teresa Weidmann Perry West
Bryan Wilson Deb Zurn Delphina Sanchez Derald Smith
Freshmen girls Finally settle down to study on various subjects.Sophomores Await the Year of 1981
Brenda Appleyard Jan Averna Jan Bacon Bill Beam Kim Bedient
Deb Abbott Daryl Adamson
Mark Blumanthal Rene7 Blumanthal John Bolinger Lorraine Bowman Brad Brass
For the first time, the sophomore class joined the high school not Finding themselves the underdogs. It brought forth many new faces and ideas to various sports activities and other events.
As sophomores, they had no need for class officers. The class of ’81 took on new responsibilities in the high school and look forward to being an important part in the life of our school.
Kelly Broers Julie Burton
Dean Burton Joan Bush
Traci Bush Larry Bushong Debbie Buskirk Pat Casados Dave Christensen
Bruce Clark Curtis Cochrun Darci Cole Pat Colerick Bruce Colson
102Bob Colwell Ross Dexter Eric Edwards Dan Ellis Mark Empson
Clay Fanning Betty Fester Karen Fillinger Larry Flood Karen Fraedrich
Horses have been a major part of Lorraine Bowman’s life since she was five years old. After acquiring her riding skills, she decided to compete in 4-H and horse shows, where she has won many honors. Lorraine, who helps her father train horses, hopes to attend an English riding school next summer to develop more knowledge in training, as well as broaden her understanding of horses.
Kim Green Lori Griffith Gary Ground Lyle Hack Darlene Hall
Brenda Haller Wally Hampton Cheryl Hart Ray Hashman Eddie Heckman
103Class of ’81 Works for Ultimate Goals
Robert Hicks Vicki Hoppens Karen Huff Josh Hunger ford Tory Iossi
Jim Jaggers Brenda Johnson Robert Keithly Becky Kendall Sharon Knapp
Dora Kochiras David Kramer
Lisa Krause Gaylene Kreachbaum
Pat Casados takes advantage of the magazines in the library.
Dwight Krejci Tom Laing Dwight Lamm Laura Lauer John Leachman
Sheila Leever Chuck Lehl Brad Liggett Jerome Littlehoop Mary Ellen Lore
104April McLain Dean McLaughlin Darci McLean Craig Mahnke Rick Maloney
Tim Manion Mike Marcoe Melanie Marsh Sarah Martinez Lori Montague
Terri Mundt Mitch Muzzey
Cheri Nagaki Dave Nelson
Jody Nelson Judy Nuss
Leatherwork can be a pastime which offers a potential profession for one’s future. For Dean McLaughlin, work ing with leather has provided an enjoyable hobby. Dean makes belts and takes orders for customers. Making leather products is far from easy, as it requires a good artistic ability as well as knowing what tooling must be done.
Don O’Leary Keith Peterson Klete Peterson Tim Podraza Denise Preble
Randy Ravert Robin Reitz Joyce Riggs Stacey Romick Scott Schaffer
105Sophomores Add to Their Memories of Being in High School
Jeff Schlichtcmicr Trudy Schnell
Darrell Seidler Doug Shankland Robyn Shimp Voni Simpson Lilias Smith
Tedi Smith Geraldine Snyder Robert Snyder David Spencer Laurie Stafford
Dard Cole and Kim Green sample cookies made in speech class.
Joe Starke Bruce Suetsugu
Jorcnc Sutton Cris Swanson
Doug Taylor Tracy Thies Rene Thompson Terry Tucker Dan Underwood
Mike Underwood Kim Ushio Vince Vallejo Chris Vasa Rod Vogel
106Paul Walgren Lee Walker Larry WarBonnctt
Valorie Weber Loren West Jana Weston Bryan White Crane
Denise Preble takes a quick sip of her milk before leaving for class.
Disbelief overtakes Stacy Romick in her math class.
107Juniors Look Toward Their Final Years at AHS
Polly Ackerman Deb Appleyard
Steve Beck Nancy Beiber Michelle Bilstein Clissy Blakeman Mark Blume
Bernie Boness Sandi Bowen Jon Briggs Jeff Bright Andrew Brittan
The class of 1980 had a very enthusiastic year. They started the year off with the annual County Government Day, in which some students had the chance to view different government offices. Much of the year was spent preparing for the Junior-Senior Prom. Instead of electing officers, the juniors chose three Prom chairpersons, Brian Lair, Cathy Frazier, and Michelle Bilstein.
Jeff Clark Lenora Cline Kevin Cox Teri Cox Wanda Crawford
Kari Daugherty C I
Bill Brungard Troy Carpenter
Beth Christie Susan Childers
108Brent Deines Bill Demopoulos Chuck Dentler Jeff DeVeny Tim Doherty
Brian Drummond Dave Dugger Jack Dye John Engel Kim Everton
Nancy Fairbanks Tim Fester
Rob Flores Kevin Foster
Cindy Frank Cathy Frazier
Jon Briggs has been flying with his dad for about five years now. Jon will be eligible for his license within the next few years; then he will be able to take on the full responsibility of being the pilot of his plane. When he gets into their Cessna 206, it opens up a whole new world to him. Jon says, “In some way it relaxes me. Its easier to make an hour and a half flight to Lincoln than a six hour drive.” If all goes well, Jon plans to make this his profession.
Doug Fritzler Ken Galinsky Shari Galyen Kerry Girard Terry Girard
Tom Goaley Arlene Gonzalez Dee Gonzalez Liz Gorin Wade Hack
109Juniors: Followers of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow
Dale Hamilton Greg Hand Deanna Handley Denise Handley Rod Hansen
Linda Hash man Rob Haslow Neil Hawley Bruce Heckman Laurie Hoff
Ted Hood Kelly Irish Jeff Jensen Terry Jones Karen Keene
Sally Kirchner Tom Klinkacek Fred Knaub Kent Kozal Mark Kraft
Linda Hoffman Victor Hoffmann
Juniors take time out for a breath of fresh air.
Mark Hofmann Pennie Hood
noDonna McCall Janet McCart
Kerri McNeil Hank Martin
Tim Merrill Betty Milks
Dan Kumetat Brian Lair Lynnette Lamport Tom Lawrence Jon Lewis
Randy Lewis Lori Liggett Eva Lloyd Mike Long Rex Looser
Nancy Fairbanks has found rifle shooting competition to be a rewarding hobby. Junior Rifle Matches have allowed Nancy to compete against other women marksmen from all over the country. Nancy has gained the experience of competition, and usually wins or ranks high among the placers. Whether winning or losing, Nancy has developed competitive experience and a winning attitude.
Don Miller Tim Mills Mike Montague Rene Morris Anne Mundt
Paul Munger Mike Nansel Ron Novotny Beth Panwitz Mike Peters
111Class of ’80Works for
Connie Pfannenstiel Jim Podhaisky Sue Powell John Prelle Marla Pzinski
Monte Quick Teresa Rapp Donna Reeh Nadine Richmeier Randy Richmeier
Rick Rickman Mark Roberts
Brad Schnell Steve Schnell Keith Schoeneman Evon Seidler Richelle Sheldon
Mark Sherlock Brad Smith Dave Smith Doug Smith Judy Smith
Rolling out the mats proves to be an obstacle for Brad Schnell.
Mendy Ruzanski Bobby Sakata
112Tracy Swanson Dan Thompson Dana Toedtli Brian Vandeventer
Jill Wegner Ross West John Woods Don Woodworth
Lara Dalbey finds her long lost friend.
113Class of 80 Presents ‘Reminiscing’ to Seniors
Energetic Dee Dec Gonzalez enjoys the pre-prom festivi- prom. They are the leadership, which leads to an enjoyable evening for all
POEM TO THE SENIORS Looking back in time At things that have been Places, faces, fun and friends, Laughter without end,
Tears of joy and tears of pain, We wish you luck and happiness As we bid goodbye to you Memories ever new.
Nancy Fairbanks puts the finishing touches on building white columns to set off the scene.Everybody gets into the mood of the music by “Bold Lightening”.
Prom Royalty: First Attendant Jeff Williams, King Mike Kramer, Second Attendant John ftulscn. Queen Polly Sullivan, First Attendant Tammy Olvey, and Second Attendant Meredith Becker
Approximately 150 couples attend this year’s prom, making it a success.
The highlight of the evening is the crowning of royalty and attendants.
After eight months of hard work and hours of planning, the Junior Class presented “Reminiscing” to the seniors on April 7. With the band “Bold Lightning” performing, couples found themselves taking a midnight stroll through the park. Park benches and mossy trees in a white colinade, among various other decorations completed the moonlight scene. With the aid of Mrs. Prentice and Mr. Jones, junior class sponsors, and with the help of the people who spent their time helping to decorate, “Reminiscing” was a success.
115Seniors Take Their Final Step Toward The Future
Charles E. Allen Richard Averna Brit M. Barnett
Tory Lee Beck Meredith Ellen Becker Carl Ryan Bcnzel Kevin S. Benzel
Rodney Eugene Blakcman
Deb K. Bolek Brett Dean Boncss Brook Matthew Bowhay
The doors to a new world are opening wide, and each senior is planning to embark on a new journey in life. Each hope, dream, and frustration that has been a part of their school years will be relived in new forms. The time has come; the world is waiting, and the seniors are ready to face whatever will confront them in the years ahead.
Terri Lynn Brixius Marianne K. Buskirk Mark R. Buskirk
116Rick J. Cassel Peggy Lou Charles Gregory Harris Christensen
Celeste Jean Cole Dale M. Collins Cheri Arlene Covalt
So distant, far away infinitely out of reach It escapes our grasp.
The dream- where the impossible occurs,
Where lifelong wishes Can be fulfilled In an instant;
A mirage, ever eluding Our arrival.
Until reality is realized.
We are then cruelly snatched From that wonderful fantasy, Where happiness is never-ending. Our fairytale wonderland vanishes ...
Until we dream again To return to the paradise Which is only ours To see.
Mary Lou Cuellar
Debra Mae Dubray Susan Lynn Dugger Charlene Lynette Edwards Shelli Ellis
117The Class of 979 Takes a Closer Look
John Wayne Embree Kim Kay Epperson Robyn Sue Essex
Gail Ann Fawcett
Ronald W. Fester
Barbara Edelle Fillinger
Mark Allen Forsstrom
James K. Fraedrich Terry Lee Garton Jane Eileen Goff Robin Lea Golden
118Randy Lee Hashman
Heidi Lynn Herman
John Thomas Hoffmann
Senior Barb Zurn has been a member of the Camp Fire Girls organization for the past ten years. Barb and Tracy Sakata are the only two girls to receive the Wo-He-Lo, which represents the First two letters in the words: work, health, and love. Camp Fire has given Barb the chance to really be herself; it also gives her the feeling of accomplishment, and has been letting her do the thing she really likes to do, and that is to help others.
Brian Mark Hooper Michael John Hood Jacki Lynn Howell Theresa Beth Hudgin
119Seniors Reminisce Over the Past Twelve Years
Ken Jaggers Julie K. Jensen Tina Jensen
Darrell Pete Johnson
Jim M. Johnson
Sharon A. Johnson
Cheryl R. Jines
Kim Arlaine Karsten Doug Lee Keder Patricia Jo Kollars Kirt Michael Kosmicki
If the future is difficult, help us cope with it.
If it is painful, help us bear it.
If it is empty, help us fill it.
If it is good,
help us enjoy it.
Most of all, help us live it.
Michael John Krause
120Donald Gene Lampert Natalie Ann Lauer
Laurie Ann Lawrence
Teresa Marie Leachman
Jeff Alan Liggett Cheri R. Long Shelly Renee Lore
To a good friendship there is no end.
Nothing to borrow, nothing to lend.
A good friend is hard to find And there are so many kinds. Friends are real!
Friends are you.
William Thomas Lore Bruce Alan Lundy Kelly Elizabeth Lynch
Aurora Marie Magdaleno
Cheryl A. Maxwell Andrew G. Meade Julie Lorraine McNeil
121Seniors Think of the Past Years They’ve Spent Together
Gerald Alan Messersmith
Claire Fiona Metcalfe
Jodi Ann Meter
Verla Ann Moss
Warren Douglas Mudt
Jim Brian Nagaki
Robert B. Nason
Debra Lynn Nelson
Kirk Alan Nelson Jim Nollette Brian Wayne Odell
What is life?
Is it something with pain and strife?
Or is it something with happiness and joy,
And grief and sorrow are just mere toys?
Is life a game
Where some people are failures
While others go on to fame?
Or is life when you grow old and say goodbye?
Is life just living to die?
Denise Marie Odell Steve Lee O’Leary Walquiria Oliveira
Lisa DalbeyRichard Parish, Jr. John Charles Paulsen
Jodell Marie Peters Marty A. Petersen
Kelly Ann Piihl Michael E. Prelle
Pat Toedtli’s hobby is development and photography work. Pat and his brother Chris got the idea for a darkroom several years ago, as a unique way to pass the long winter months. Pat has set up a darkroom in his basement. An enlarger, chemicals, and a processor, which makes prints in a matter of seconds, make up only a part of his equipment. With the help of inflation, this has become an expensive hobby, but the enjoyment and self-satisfaction Pat receives from it all, makes it entirely worthwhile.
Jim L. Reif Vicki Jane Reitz Rick Lee Renteria Brian D. Rockey
123Past Memories Linger in the Minds of the ’79 Seniors,
Pamela Jean Klinkacek Rogers Kirk Clayborn Rickman Marlene Ann Rose
Tracy Anne Sakata Terri P. Sams Mike G. Schefcik Janet Marie Schommer
Susan Marie Seebohm
Barb Sherlock Greg A. Sherlock Stephanie Sue Simpson
Thanks for all the memories In which you’ve played a part,
For they are always nearest And dearest to my heart . . .
Thanks for all the memories That are yours and mine alone.
For they recall so many Special moments I have known . . . Thanks for all the memories That time can never dim.
I never could repay you For the joy I’ve found in them!
John Wayne Smith Penny Caroline Smith Waldo t. Smith
Danny Walter Sydow
Linda Kay Tapscott
Laurie Lynn Strieker
Linda Marie Stull
Sandy Y. Suetsugu
Tammie L. Todd
Pat Lee Toedtli
Mark Calvin Tolstedt
Bret Allen Tschacher
Colin E. Stavropoulos
Tod Donald Thies
Tina A. Tittel
Teresa Kay Panwitz ThiesCindy Tschacher Sid Underwood Beth D. Vejraska Helge Veum
Rod Lee Vogel Diane Lynn Weston Debra Kay Wickham Mike Willey
Jeffery Paul Williams
Merlin Daniel Woodworth Laurie Lynn Wright Barbara Esther Zum
Seniors not pictured:
Marty D. Carpenter Les R. Cline Lori Ann Galyen Michael F. Muzzey Efrian Patino Froilan Patino Dan A. Schommer Jana Kay Weed
Keith R. Estrada Mario A. Flores Thomas Bradley Hoffman
126The long-awaited moment of ordering graduation announcements proves to be a joyful occasion for seniors Sue Seebohn and Mark Tolstedt.
Seniors Take a Last Look at Their High School Years
Rick Patrick reviews a magazine article for his sociology report.
Brian Odell argues a controversial issue brought out by the news media.
Shelli Ellis gets some ideas for an upcoming edition of the Spud.
Mike Prelle finds a quiet place to study GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
CHUCK ALLEN Football 1,2; Wrestling 1; Track 1; VIC A 3, Vice Pres. 3.
RICHARD AVERNA General Course TORY BECK A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Football 1,2,3.
MEREDITH ELLEN BECKER Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 2,3; SPUD Staff 2,3; Quill Scroll 3; Y-Teens 1,2,3, Cabinet 2,3, Orphcum 2,3; German Club 1, Vice Pres. 1; DECA 2; VICA 3; Prom attendant 3; Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
CARL R. BENZEL Wrestling 1; German Club 3, Vice Pres. 3.
KEVIN BENZEL VICA 3, Sergeant at Arms 3.
RODNEY BLAKEMAN General Course DEB BOLEK General Course
BRETT DEAN BONESS A-Club 2,3; Basketball 1,2,3; Football 1,2,3; Track 1,2; Prom Chairman 2; Western Conf. Honorable Mention; Big Ten Honorable Mention 3.
BROOK BOWHAY Band 1,2,3; Swing Choir 1,2,3; Pep Band 1, 2,3 ; A-Club 1.2,3; Basketball 1,2,3; Football 1,2,3; Golf 1,2,3; Y-Tecn Orphcum 1,2,3; All School Musical 1,3; 3-D Letter Award 3.
TERRI BRIXIUS Band 1,2,3; Choir 1,2; Pep Band 1,2,3; Pep Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1; FHA 1; Drill Team 3.
MARK R. BUSKIRK Chadron Scholastic Contest 2; Rifle Club 1, 2, Vice Pres. 2.
MARTY CARPENTER General Course RICK CASSEL General Course
PEGGY LOU CHARLES Choir 2; Pep Club 2; All School Musical 1; DECA 1; VICA 1.
GRI GORY CHRISTENSEN Choir 2; Swing Choir 2; Y-Tecn Orphcum 2; Library Assist. 3; District Music Contest 2.
DAVID CLARK FFA 1,2.
LES CLINE DECA 3.
CELESTE COLE General Course
DALE COLLINS FFA 1,2,3, Secretary 2, Vice Pres. 3;Chadron Scholastic Contest 2,3.
CHERICOVALT FHA 3.
LISA DALBEY Choir 1,2,3; Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 3; A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1.2.3; Track 1,2; Volleyball 1,2,3;County Govt. Day 2;
Who’s Who Among American High School Students 3; Society of Distinguished High School Students 2,3.
BRENT DEBUS Football 1,2,3;Track 1,2; Y-Teen Orphcum 3; VICA 3, Public Relations 3.
LORI DEFORD Swing Choir 1.2,3; Pep Club 1,2; Golf 3;Y-Teens 1, Orphcum 1,2,3; Thespian Play 3; Dist. One Acts 2,3; Dist. Speech Contest 1, 2,3;Thespian Society 1,2,3; All School Musical 1,3; AFS Club 3; State One Acts 2, 3; State Speech 2,3.
DEB DUBRAY General Course
SUSAN DUGGER Pep Club 1,2,3; A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball Student Mgr. 1,2,3; Library Assist. 2.
CHARLENE EDWARDS Pep Club 1,2; SPUD Staff 2,3; Quill Scroll 3; Y-Tccns 1; All School Play 2; Thespian Play 1,2.3; Dist. One Acts 2,3; Dist. Speech Contest 1,2,3; Thespian Society 1,2,3; All School Musical 1,3; AF'S Club 3; State One Acts 2,3; State Speech 2,3.
SHELLI ELLIS Choir 2; Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 2,3; SPUD Staff 2,3, Editor 3; Quill Scroll 3; Y-Tecns 1,2,3, Orphcum 3; German Club 1; Chadron Scholastic Contest 2,3; Who’s Who Among High School Students 3.
JOHN EMBREE General Course
KIM EPPERSON A-Club 2,3; Basketball 2;Track 1,2,3;Cross Country 2,3;.Most Improved Athlete in Cross Country 2.
ROBIN ESSEX Pep Club 1,2,3, Secretary 3; Y-Tecns 1,2.
KEITH ESTRADA DECA 2; VICA 3.
GAIL FAWCETT Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 2,3; Y-Tecns 1,
2; DECA 3, Public Relations Officer 3; Chadron Scholastic Contest 2.
RON FESTER General Course
BARBARA E. FILLINGER Pep Club 1,2; A-Club 2; Basketball 1; Y-Teens 1,2,3; Cabinet 2,3; Girls State Candidate 2; Chadron Scholastic Contest 1,2,3.
MARIO I LORES Basketball 1,2; Football 1,2,3; Track 1,2.
MARK I ORSSTROM Boys State Candidate 2; Chadron Scholastic Contest 3; Monsignor McDonald Award for Citizenship 3; Nat’1 Honor Society 3.
JIM I RAEDRICH General Course
LORIGALYEN German Award 3.
TERRY CARTON Football 1; Wrestling 1; VICA 3.
JANE GOFF Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 3; Y-Tecns 1,2, 3, Vice Pres. 2, Cabinet 2,3; Art Club 3.
ROBIN GOLDEN Pep Club 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1,2; Drill Team 1,2 All School Musical 3; Art Club 3.
JEFF GONZALEZ Basketball 1,2; Football 1; Annual Staff 2,3. Editor 3; Quill Scroll 2,3; Y-Teen Orphcum 3; Thespian Play 2,3; All School Play 2 Dist. One Acts 3, State One Acts 3; Student Govt. 3; Dist. Speech Contest 3, State Speech Contest 3; Thespian Society 2,3, Vice President 3; All School Musical 3; DECA 3, Public Relations 3; Nat’l Honor Society 3.
KENT GREEN Football 1,2; Wrestling 1,2; Track 1; VICA 3.
CORY HALL Band 1,2,3; Stage Band 1,2; Pep Band 1,2,3; A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Football 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3; Y-Teen Orphcum 1; Student Govt. 1.2; County Govt. Day 2;Chadron Scholastic Contest 1,2,3; Nat’l Honor Society 3; 3-D Letter Award 3.
RHONDA HANSEN Pep Club 1; DECA 2,3.
JODI HART Pep Club 1,2; Y-Tecns 1,2; German Club 3.
ROGER HARTWIG FI A 1,2; VICA 3.
RANDY HASHMAN Wrestling 2,3; FFA 2.
HEIDI HERMAN Pep Club 1,2,3, Cheerleader 2,3; Track 1,2; Volleyball 1,2,3; Y-Tcens 1.
RUDY HERNANDEZ General Course
JOHN HOFFMANN VICA 3.
TOM HOFFMAN Basketball 1; Football 1; DECA 3, Vice President 3.
BRIAN HOOPER Quill Scroll 3; Spud Staff 2,3.
MIKE HOOD Wrestling 1,2; VICA 3.
JACKI HOWELL Choir 1.2,3; Y-Tccns 1; DECA 2,3.
THERESA HUDGIN Pep Club 1; Y-Tecns 2.
KEN JAGGERS Football 1,2,3; Golf 1,2,3.
JULIE JENSEN Choir 2,3,Treas. 3, Cabinet 3; Pep Club 1,2, 3; Y-Teens 1,2,3; State Music Contest 3, Dist. Music Contest 3; Art Club 3; Outstanding Senior Artist 3.
TINA JENSEN General Course
CHERYL JINES Pep Club 1,2; Y-Tecns 1,2; FHA 1,2; DECA 3; Library Assist. 2.
DARRELL JOHNSON General CourseSENIOR
JIM JOHNSON General Course
SHARON JOHNSON Choir 1;I HA 3.
KIM KARSTEN Band 1; Choir 1; Basketball 1,2,3; Drill Team 1; All School Musical 1; Art Club 3, Vice Pres.-Sec. 3.
DOUG KEDER Wrestling 1,2.
PATTY KOLLARS Pep Club 2,3; Y-Teens 2.3;Girls State Alt.
2; Dist. Speech Contest 2,3; County Gov’t Day 2; Nat 1 Honor Society 2,3;Chadron Scholastic Contest 3 ; State Speech Contest 2,3; Science Award for Anatomy and Phy.
3; Monsignor McDonald Award for Typing 3.
KIRT KOSMICKI A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1.2,3; f ootball 1,2, 3;Quill Scroll 3 ;Golt 1,2,3; SPUD Staff 2, 3; County Gov’t Day 2; 3-D Letter Award 3.
PEGGY KRAFT Choir 3 ; Pep Club 2,3; Y-Teens 1,2; FHA 3; Drill Team 2,3;DECA 2,3.
MICHAEL SCOTT KRAMER 1 Basketball 2,3; f ootball 3; Track 2; Cross Country 3; Annual Staff 2,3; Y-Teen Or-pheum 2; Junior Class Play 2; Student Gov’t 3; County Gov’t Day 2; Chadron Scholastic Contest 3; Prom King 3; Homecoming King Candidate 3; Senior Class Speaker 3; Quill Scroll 3; Outstanding Senior Artist 3; Mon-signor McDonald Award for Art 3.
MIKE KRAUSE Band 1,2,3; Pep Band 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Football 1,2,3; Golf 2; Y-Teen Orphcum 3; All School Play 2; Student Gov’t 3; Boys State Candidate 2; Dist. Speech Contest 2; County Gov’t Day 2; Chadron Scholastic Contest 1,2; Society of Distinguished High School Students 2,3; Nat’l Honor Society 3; Jaycee Award 3; Most Improved Football 3.
DON LAMPERT Wrestling 2;Golf 1,2,3;SPUD Staff 2; County Gov’t Day 2.
NATALIE LAUER Choir 1; Swing Choir 1,2,3; Pep Club 1,2; Volleyball 1; Thespian Play 2,3; I F A 2; Thespian Society 2,3; All School Musical 1, 2;Chadron Scholastic Contest 1,3; Best Supporting Actress 2; Nat’l Choral Award 3; Senior Class Speaker 3; Nat’l Honor Society 3.
LAURIE ANN LAWRENCE Pep Club 1,2,3, Pres. 3; A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1,2,3, Pres. 3, Cabinet 2; Library Assist. 2; Monsignor McDonald Award for Sportsmanship 3.
TERESA LUACHMAN Choir 1,2,3; Pep Club 1,2; Y-Teens 1,2,3, Cabinet 3; FHA 3; County Gov’t Day 2; Chadron Scholastic Contest 3; Nat’l Honor Society 3.
JEFF LIGGETT A-Club 1,2,3; Wrestling Student Mgr. 1,2,3; Y-Teen Orphcum 3.
CHERI LONG FFA 1,2,3.
SHELLY LORE FFA 1,2;German Club 3.
TOM LORI Football 2,3; Wrestling 1,2,3; Student Gov’t 1,2; FFA 1,2.
BRUCE LUNDY Cross Country 1; DECA 3.
KELLY LYNCH Pep Club 2, Drill Team 1,2,3, Captain 2,3; All School Play 2; Art Club 3.
AURORA MAGDALENO Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 2,3; A-Club 2,3; Basketball 1,2; Volleyball 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1; Junior Class Vice Pres. 2;County Gov’t Day 2; Natl Honor Society 3.
CHERYL MAXWELL SPUD Staff 2; Y-Teens 1; FHA 2.
ANDY MEADE Wrestling 2; Track 1,2,3; Cross County 1,2, 3; Thespian Society 3; All School Musical 3; Art Club 3; Most Improved in Track 3.
JULIE MCNEIL Band 1.2,3; Choir 2; Pep Band 1,2,3; Pep Club 2,3,Treas. 3;Y-Tcens 1,3;Chadron Scholastic Contest 3.
GERALD MESSERSMITH Band 1,2,3; Swing Choir 1.2,3; Pep Band 1, 2,3; Stage Band 1.2.3; Wrestling 1,2; Y-Teen Orpheum 1,2,3; All School Play 2; Thespian Play 2,3; Stud. Dir. of Plays 3; Dist. One Acts 2,3; Exptl. One Acts 2,3; Student Gov’t 1,2,3; Boys State Candidate 2; Dist. Speech Contest 1,2,3; State Music Clinic; County Gov’t Day 2; Nat’l Honor Society 2, 3; Thespian Society 1,2,3; All School Musical 1,3; AFS Club 3, Pres. 3; Chadron Scholastic Contest 2,3; State One Acts 2,3; State Speech Contest 2,3; Society of Distinguished High School Students 1,2,3; Outstanding Teen Citizen 2; Actor of the Year 2; High Plains Honor Band 3; Music Award 3.
CLAIRE METCALFE Pep Club 3; Y-Teens 3; Student Gov’t 3; Dist. Speech Contest 3; Thespian Society 3; All School Musical 3; AI'S Exchange student from Tasmania.
JODI METER Choir 1,2,3; Pep Club 1,2,3; A-Club 2,3, Sergeant of Arms 3; Basketball 1,2,3, Most Improved Player 1;Track 1,2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1; Homecoming Queen 3; Winter Formal Queen 3; Nat’l Honor Society 3; Most Outstanding in Volleyball 3; Alliance Inv. All Tourney 3; Big Ten All-Conf. 3; Western Conf. All Conf. 3; Co-Captain in Volleyball 3; Western Conf. Honorable Mention in Basketball 3.
VERLA MOSS Pep Club 1; DECA 2,3.
WARREN MUNDT Basketball 1,3; Football 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3; Y-Teen Orphcum 3; Chadron Scholastic Contest 1.
MIKE MUZZEY General Course
JIM NAGAKI Basketball 1,2; f ootball 1,2; Golf 1,2,3; Annual Staff 2; Y-Teen Orpheum 2,3; Student Gov’t 2,3; County Gov’t Day 2; AFS Club 3; Chadron Scholastic Contest 3; Mon-signor McDonald Award for Science 3; Nat’l Honor Society 3.
ROB NASON General Course
DEB NELSON Choir 1,3; Pep Club 1,2,3; A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2,3; Golf 1; Volleyball 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1; Coach’s Award in Basketball 2; West Big Ten Volleyball Team 3; Homecoming Attendant 3; Honorable Mention, Volleyball Western Conf. 3; Most Improved
in Girls’ Basketball 3; Western Conf. Honorable Mention in Basketball.
KIRK NELSON Track 1; NatT Honor Society 2,3;Chadron Scholastic Contest 2.
JIM NOLLETTE General Course
BRIAN ODELL Basketball 1,2; f ootball 1,2,3; Track 1;
DECA 2,3. Pres. 3.
DENISE MARIE ODELL Choir 1; Pep Club 2,3; Track 1; Y-Teens 3, Orpheum 3; Drill Team 1,2,3, Treas. 1,2; DECA 2; VICA 3, Pres. 3.
STEVE O’LEARY DECA 3.
WALQURIA COSTA DE OLIVEIRA Pep Club 3; Golf 3; AFS Exchange student from Brazil.
KURT OLSON Football 1; DECA 2,3.
TAMMY SUE OLVEY Choir 2,3; Pep Club 2.3, Mascot 3: Y-Teens 2.
RICK PARISH Choir 2,3 ; Swing Choir 2,3; Stage Band 2,3; Y-Teen Orpheum 2,3; Dist. One Act 1; Thespian Society 1,2,3; All School Musical 1,3;Thespian Play 1,2,3.
El RIAN PATINO All School Musical 3; DECA 2; VICA 3.
FRO LI AN PATINO General Course
RICK PATRICK A-Club 3; f ootball 1,2,3; Wrestling 2,3;
Track 1,2,3; Gun Club 1,2; Monsignor McDonald Award for Sportsmanship 3; Scholastic Athlete 3; Nat’l Honor Society 3.
JOHN CHARLES PAULSEN A-Club 2,3; Football 1,2,3, All Conference 3, Western Conference 3, Honorable Mention 3, Big Ten 3 ; Wrestling 1,2, Most Improved Wrestler 1; Golf 1; Annual Staff 2; Y-Teen Orpheum 3; Stud. Dir. of Plays 3; Dist. One Acts 2,3; Exptl. One Acts 3; Student Government 2,3. Vice President 3;
Dist. Speech Contest 1,2,3;County Govern-SENIOR
Teens 1,2,3, Orpheum 1 Junior Class See. 2; Girls State Candidate 2; Nat’I Honor Society 2,3.
DANNY SYDOW General Course
LINDA KAY TAPSCOTT
ment Day 2; Thespian Society 2,3, Vice President 2, President 3 ; All School Musical l,2,3;C'hadron Scholastic Contest 2; Homecoming 3: Prom attendant 3; Winter Formal attendant 2; State Speech 3; State One Acts 2,3; Thespian Play 1,2,3; Nat ’1 Honor Society 3; Most Outstanding in Football 3.
JODLLLPLTLRS Band 1,2,3, Librarian 2,3;Choir 2, Sec. 2; Pep Band 1,2,3; Stage Band 3; Pep Club 1; Annual Staff 2; SPUD Staff 3; Prom Chairman 2; FHA 2, Historian 2.
MARTY PETERSEN A-Club 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2,3; Football 1,2, 3; Golf 1.
KELLY PIIHL Pep Club 1; German Club 3; DECA 2,3.
MICHAEL E. PRELLE Choir 1; Football 1,2; Wrestling 1; Track 1; Dist. One Acts 1 ; VICA 1.
JIM REli VICA 3, Treas. 3.
VICKI REITZ Choir 1,3; Pep Club 2,3, Cheerleader 3; FFA
1.2.3, Reporter 2,3; FHA 2; Drill Team 2; German Club 3, German Award 3, Treas. 3; Radeo Club 1; State FFA Convention 1,2,3; Natl FFA Convention 3.
RICK RENTERIA Band 1,2,3; Swing Choir 1,2,3; Pep Band
1.2.3, Stage Band 1,2,3; Wrestling 1,2; Y-Teen Orpheum 1,2,3; Chadron High Plains Honor Band 3; Musical Ambassadors of U.S. Tour 3.
D. BRIAN ROCKEY Band 1,2,3; Pep Band 1,2,3; Football 1,2,3; Wrestling 1,2,3; Track 1; Golf 2,3; Annual Staff 2,3; Y-Teen Orpheum 1,3; Thespian Play 1,2,3; All School Play 2; Dist. One Acts 2; Exptl. One Acts 3 Junior Class Pres. 2; Student Government 1,2,3, Pres. 3; Boys State 2; Dist. Speech Contest 1,2,3; Natl Honor Society 2,3; Thespian Society 2,3;
All School Musical 3; AFS Club 3; Chadron Scholastic Contest 2; Outstanding Biology Student 2; 3-D letter award 3.
PAM KLINKACEK ROGERS Pep Club 1,2; A-Club 1,2; Basketball 1,2;
Track Student Mgr. 1,2; Cross County 1; Y-Teens 1; FFA 1,2,3, Sec. 3, Dist. Vo-Ag Contests 2, State Convention 2; VICA 3.
KIRK RICKMAN Wrestling 1,2; FFA 1,2,3; County Government Day 2.
MARLENE ROSE Choir 1,3;T-Tecns 1.
TRACY SAKATA Choir 2; Swing Choir 3; Pep Club 2,3; Y-Teens 1,2,3, Orpheum 3; Exptl. One Acts 3; Drill Team 3; All School Musical 3; AFS Club 3; Art Club 3; Outstanding Artists Award 1,2,3; Nat’I Honor Society 3.
TERRIE SAMS Choir 3; FHA 2,3.
MIKE SCHEFCIK Football 1; VICA 3; Art Club 3.
DAN SCHOMMER Cross Country 1; DECA 2,3.
JANET SCHOMMER SPUD Staff 2,3, Co-Editor 3.
SUSAN SEEBOHM Swing Choir 1; Pep Club 1,2,3, V. Pres. 3; A-Club 2,3; Basketball Stud. Mgr. 3;Golf 1, 2,3; Annual Staff 2,3; Y-Tecn Orpheum 3; County Government Day 2; All School Musical 1;German Club 1; Treas. 1; Quill Scroll 3; Most Outstanding in Girls Golf 3.
BARBARA SHERLOCK DECA 3, Class Governor 3.
GREG SHERLOCK A-Club 2,3; Basketball 1,2,3, All Big Ten Conf., All Western Conf. Scottsbluff Star-Herald Honorable Mention 3; Football 1,2, 3, All Big Ten Conf. Honorable Mention 3, All Western Conf., Neb. Western All-Star Team 3; Track 1,2,3; Most Outstanding in Basketball 3; 3-D Letter Award 3.
STEPHANIE SIMPSON Band 1,2,3, Sec. 3; Pep Band 1,2,3; Annual Staff 2,3, Bus. Mgr. 3; Quill Scroll 2; Y-Teens 1,2,3, Cabinet 1,2,3, Treas. 2, Sec. 3, Orpheum 2; Girls State Candidate 2; County Gov’t Day 2;Nat’l Honor Society 2,3.
JOHN SMITH General Course
PENNY CAROLINE SMITH Choir 1,2; Pep Club 1,2; DECA 2,3, Pres. 2.
WALDO SMITH Wrestling 1; Junior Class Treas. 2; Student Gov’t 3; FFA 1,2,3, Treas. 2, Pres. 3; Boys State Alt. 2;Nat’l Honor Society 2,3;Chad-ron Scholastic Contest 2,3; Thespian Play 3.
COLIN STRAVOPOULOS Football 1; Wrestling 1,2; DECA 1,2,3.
LAURIE STRICKER Choir 1,2, Hastings Honor Choir 2; Pep Club 1,2; Drill Team 2,3; VICA 3.
LINDA STULL Band 3; Choir 3; FHA 3;Chadron Scholastic Contest 3.
SANDY SUETSUGU Pep Club 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1,2, Orpheum 2; Drill Team 2,3; All School Musical 3; Nat 1 Honor Society 3.
POLLY SULLIVAN Choir 1,2; Pep Club 2,3; Cheerleader 2,3 ;Y-
Choir 1,2,3, Pres. 2; Swing Choir 1; Y-Tcens 1, Orpheum 1; Chadron Scholastic Contest 1; Nat’I Honor Society 3.
TERESA KAY (PANWITZ) THIES Band 1; Choir 1,2,3; Pep Club 1; Y-Teens 1; Drill Team 1.
TOD TIDES General Course
KATHERINE ANN TITTEL Pep Club 1,2,3; Cheerleader 3;Golf 1; Y-Teens 1,2; FHA 2; German Club 1, Pres. 1; Chadron Scholastic Contest 2.
TAMMIE TODD General Course PAT TOEDTLI Cross Country 1; SPUD Staff 2,3; Quill Scroll 3.
MARKTOLSTEDT Football 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3; FFA 1; Chadron Scholastic Contest 1,3.
BRET TSCHACHER General Course
CINDY TSCHACHER SPUD Staff 1; Y-Teens 1,2; FHA 1,2; DECA 1,2.
SID UNDERWOOD Football 1,2; FFA 1,2,3.
BETH VERJRASKA Band 1,2,3, Majorette 1,2,3; Pep Band 1,2,
3; Stage Band 2; Pep Club 1,2,3; Y-Teens 1,
2,3, Cabinet 2; FHA 3; All School Musical 1; German Club 1; Chadron Scholastic Contest 1,3; Society of Distinguished American High School Students 1,2,3; Monsignor McDonald Award for English 3; Nat’I Honor Society 3.
HELGE VEUM AFS Exchange Student from Norway.
ROD VOGEL General Course JANA WEED Choir 1;Pep Club l,2;Track 1,2; Volleyball 1,2; SPUD Staff 2,3; Quill Scroll 2;Thespian Society 2,3; Chadron Scholastic Contest 3; Homecoming 1st Attendant 3; Art Club 3; Outstanding Senior Artist 3.
DIANA WESTON General Course DEB WICKHAM FHA 2; VICA 3 MIKE WILLEY A-Club 1,2,3; Football 1,2,3; Wrestling 1,2, 3;Track 1; VICA 3, See. 3.
JEFF WILLIAMS Band 1; A-Club 1,2,3, Sergeant of Arms 2, Pres. 3; Football 3; Wrestling 1,2,3; Western Conf. Champ, Big Ten Runner-up, Dist. Champ, State Qualifier; Student Gov’t 1; County Gov’t Day 2; Homecoming Attendant 3; Winter Formal King 3; Prom 1st Attendant 3; Most Outstanding in Wrestling 3; Athlete of the Year 3.
DAN WOODWORTH FFA 1,2,3.
LAURIE WRIGHT SPUD Staff 1, DECA 2.
BARB ZURN Pep Club 1,3; A-Club 1,2,3; Annual Staff 2, 3; Y-Teens 1,2,3, Orpheum 3;Girls State Representative 2; Nat’I Honor Society 2,3; Quill Scroll 3; Art Club 3; Track 2,3; Golf 1; Basketball 1,2,3, Outstanding in Basketball 1,3, All-State Basketball Team 3, All-Regional 3, Western Conf. 1,2,3, All Conf.
3, Big Ten All-Conf. 1,2,3; Volleyball 1,2,3, Senior Award in Volleyball 3, All-State Team 3, Big Ten All-Conf. 2,3, Western Conf. 3, All-Conf. 3, Co-Captain 3; Athlete of the Year 3; Scholastic Athlete 3.
130Small Steps Lead Into A Big
Monte Quick and Michelle Bilstcin lead the seniors to an important milestone-graduation.
Mike Kramer and Natalie Lauer arc senior class speakers.
Kenny Jaggers and Marty Petersen give smiles of relief following graduation.
The class of 1979 take their final steps as seniors at AHS.
Class of 1979
Colors: Champagne Blue
Flower: Tea Rose
Song: Go Your Own Way
Motto: Do what you
can, where you are,
with what you have.
131R.K. Nelson Associates
The Alliance High Marching Band
R. K. Nelson Lloyd Softley
Tom Goaley Bob Schott
Hamilton Service Center
823 W. 6th St.
Alliance, NE. 69301
Owner Phone 762-2510
R.L. (Bob) Williams 317 Box Butte
Brook Bowhay and Jeff Williams
3rd Black Hills Customer Satisfaction is always first
Beauty 211 Box Butte
Heads First for Beauty
Doug Kcdcr, Rhonda Hansen, Jeff Gonzalez, Teresa Leach-man and Tom Hoffman
135to the Class of 79 from Gary McMeekin and the House of Photography
136Montgomery Ward Crowe’s Sales Agency
204 W. 3rd
Across the street from the Post Office
Congratulations Class of “79”
Ron Gunia Golf Shop
The People Who Help People Save
We Welcome Student Savings Accounts
223 Box Butte 762-2160
Congratulations to the Class of 79
Visit us at our new clubhouse
Tory Beck, Mrs. Marilyn Zellaha, Greg Sherlock, Mary Wernke, and Brook BowhayJ. F. Kennedy, M.D. D.D. Shannon, M.D. D.N. Taylor, Jr., D.D.S.
K. R. Ary, D.P.M.
R.J. Morgan, M.D.
D.N. Taylor, Sr., D.D.S. Mrs. B.G. Bauman Wm. Glassbrenner, O.D.
Congratulations to the Class of 79Tittel Motor Co.
Quality Used Cars
The Muffler House
Mufflers—Tailpipes Exhaust pipes—Shock Absorbers State Inspections 511 W. 3rd St. Ph. 762-2700
L. B. Murphy Co.
Quality Fashion Merchandise at a reasonable price
The Water Bed King
219 Box Butte 762-4977
Happiness is a Warm Water Bed
Famous Clothing House
Men’s and Boys’ Clothing Quality—Since 1902
Brian Rockey, Mike Peters, and Tim MillsArea Code 308 TELEPHONE 762-5702
Alliance Railroad Employees
103 East First Street Alliance, Nebraska 69301
BURLINGTON NORTHERN EMPLOYEES WHO LIVE AND WORK ON THE ALLIANCE DIVISIONSmitty
Alliance, NE Ph. 762-1355
Gas, Groceries, Beer, Lunch Meats
Open 6 a.m. to Midnight 7 days a week
Coast to Coast
324 Box Butte “Thank you; here’s your change. You always save at Coast to Coast.”
George Vorovka Sales Supervisor 1604 Emerson 762-1288
216 Platte Pittsburgh Paint Products Wallpaper
Best Wishes to the Seniors of “79”Martin’s
Combination Tacos Enchiladas, and Burritos
Angelo Delphina Owners
State Farm Insurance Good Neighbor Service
Veteran’s Firing Squad V.F.W Leonard L. Mart Post 1517
Salutes the Class of 79
Home of the Best Kirby Sandaks Shoes
816 W. 4th 762-1700
402 Box ButtePUT IT ALL TOGETHER . .
THE HANGER—ALLIANCEAlliance Tractor Implement Co.
Ph. 762-5010 10th Flack
SPERRY NEW HOLLAND
FARM EQUIPMENT I
Neil’s Truck Service and Employees
International Trucks—Scouts 414 Black Hills 762-3310
Cordon and Rosa Lee Hoff 508 E. 4TH STREET ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA 69301
Laurie. Timmy, and Vickie Hoff
Where Good Neighbors Work
For Fine Dining and Drink
3 Dining Rooms
Quality Broiled Steaks, Chicken, and Seafoods Prime Rib Every Saturday Night
1015 E. 3rd Alliance 762-3425
Best of Luck to the Class of 1979 From Neil Sandy PryorHain’s Gambles Store
319 Box Butte
Sue Seebohm and Larry HainLampert Lumber
1107 Flack For All Building Needs
Congratulations Class of “79”
I - ■ T’’1
Northern Plains Land and Cattle Agency
Alliance, Nebr. 762-3155
324 E. 3rd
“You can trust your car to the man who wears the star”
Frame ShopCover-Jones Motor Co.
3rd Big Horn
(tail l awcett
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Bringing computerized eye care to the Panhandle of Nebraska.
Dr. Robert Bowen Dr. Keith Bowen Irene Lewis Barbara Ogle Deborah Best Sandie Morman
Simonson’s Sporting Goods
113 West 3rd
Hal Gooden, Dee Nason, Tom SimonsonCongratulations
508 Box Butte Avenue • Alliance, NE 69301 (308) 762-3333
1979Congratulations to the Class of 79
roducti redj ssoci
Wayne Goff, President
Peltz Construction Co.
The ofher way to buld
PtlTZ CONSTRUCTION C0i
Cathy I-'razicr and Sue Powell
General Contractors Stran Quanset Steel Buildings Crawford Overhead Doors
WHERE TH£C( „Sr--
s ISKmc °MER
•Aid t.KVICI PART FIHAMCINd IRSURANCI AUTONO.IL. RIFAIRINO
COMPLETE SERVICE ROOV WORK A RLAM INSTAUATIOA TOWINQ-TIRFS- LA AAIRQ RAW A USED AUTOS A TRUCKS
L ”i 762-3855
tsf H v - x - v
316 Box Butte Ph. 762-1150
For all your cosmetic and pharmacy needs
Stephanie Simpson and Ellen GardinerAlliance
Modern Service Stations Gas—Oil Grease-Paints Tire Service
A Complete Fertilizer Program Credit Union Service CO-OP Serves You Best
Beauty Bar 762-5236 Pat LaBarge—Owner
Hunter’s MFA Insurance
Wheelers 1200 Flack Congratulations Class of 1979
Alliance Chiropractic Clinic
Morrill’s Drive-In and Rainbow Lodge
Nile Valley Federal Savings Loan
Dave Cotes Repair and Used Cars Congratulations to the Class of 79
GAINES STEEL SUPPLY
604 HUDSON ALLIANCE. NEBRASKA 69301
You own it
You run it You PROFIT from it
Corner of West 3rd and Black Hills
Stephanie Simpson, Betsy SimpsonCarnine Collections
Authentic Indian jewelry and collectables
“The Little Shop next to the Theatre”
Alliance Plumbing Heating Co.
Kohler Fixture—Insinkerator Larry Debus 504 Flack
Your Franchized Royal Typewriter
A . B . Dick spirit duplicators, copiers. Mita Copystar copiers, Royal calculators
217 E. 3rd Alliance, NE.
69301 Ph. 762-3675
Small Engine Jack Repair
1116 Flack Congratulations Class of 79
SMALL GINE REPAIHayward’s Open Range
Alliance Elk Club
210 Box Butte
417 Box ButteBruce Furniture
West 3rd 762-6980
Free Parking Free Delivery Credit Available
Brand Name Furniture Is Sold For Less
1024 Flack 762-3480
Kawasaki, BMW Sales-Service Automotive Tune-up and Repair
Harlan O. Johnson, Manager
Congratulations Class of 79
Congratulations to the Class of ’79
154The Guardian State Bank Trust Co.
You Can Bank On Us Commercial Loans—Night Depository—Safety Deposit Boxes
Jana Weed and Mike Schefcik
Financial Center of Western Nebraska Main Bank Time and Temperature Center
We welcome your checking and saving accounts Trust Department
See us for Installment Loans
155Box Butte Medical Center
Best Wishes For Happiness and Success
R.H. Olson, M.D.
D.E. Wilkinson, M.D.
G. Vandewege, M.D. W.L. Fairbanks, M.D.Iron Horse Diner Saloon
100 Box Butte Gene Vogel, Owner
Alliance Spring Crest Drapery
719 W. 3rd 762-5380
Skip’s Steak n’ Egg
Open 24 hours Tom Patterson—Manager
Area Manager—Skip KuehlCongratulations
to the class of
From the DECA Chapter of
Alliance High School
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e, Nebraska 69301Harris’
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Phone 762-1596 Alliance, NE. 69301
John Deere Eversman Farmhand
Hwy. 2 West 10th St. Alliance, NE. Ph. 762-5870
24-hour prescriptions 914 W. 10th Alliance
Congratulations to the Class of 79
762-3236 — East ThirdAlliance National Bank
“The Pioneer Bank”
Julie McNeil, Tammy Olvcy, Laurie Lawrence, Susie Seebohm, Robyn Essex
No Service Charge on Checking Accounts Savings Accounts Commercial and Installment Loans Night Depository—Safety Deposit Boxes Phone 762-2300
Wish Congratulations to the Class of 1979
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3rd and Howard
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723 Flack Avenue
Grosch Irrigation Co., Inc.
Well Drilling Turbine Pumps Route 2 Box 79B
Phone (308) 762-4757
Alliance, NE. 69301Alliance
e Co. Df
The 1 Chapter in Nebraska mps Supports all AHS Activities
x 79BHeitz East Side Conoco
424 E. 3rd 762-2567
U-Haul Trucks Trailers Tire Repair Minor Repair Hottest Brand Going
315 Laramie 762-3488 Alliance, NE. 69301
Dr. Robert J. Crownover
Congratulations to the Class of 79 Economy Glass
Iron Man Industries Barbells and Gym Equipment
Patrick’s Liquor Larry Steve Steggs
C.H. Brittan Associates Ohio National Life Insurance Co.
Good luck to the Class of 79 Sanderson Monuments
Guy and Dee Elder
Dr. Gary D. Christensen
The Custom Shop Upholstery—762-6037
Thiele Drug Company
Bates-Landa Funeral Home
Brittan Insurance Agency, Inc.
Banquets up to 70 Family Dining
Alliance, NE. 762-2291Dietrich
520 Burlington Ave. Alliance, NE 69301
The Alliance High I'reshman Cheerleaders
305 Box Butte 762-1132
Congratulations Class of ’79
Barb Zurn and Jodell Peters
Your Best Local Grain Market
314 Box Butte
Allen, Charles 47,66,116
Averna, Richard 34,78,116,156
Barnett, Brit 116
Beck, Tory 66,76,81,137,116
Becker. Meredith 5,29.45,77,80,1 15.116
Bcnzel. Carl 116
Benzel. Kevin 116
Blakeman, Rod 116
Bolek, Deb 116
Boness, Brett 6,43,66,67,74,76,116 Boxvhay, Brook 7,9,22,24,39,61,66,67,75, 81,116,135,137,154,174 Brixius, Terri 5,82,116 Buskirk, Mark 116 Casscl, Rick 50,117 Charles, Peggy 117 Christensen. Greg 117,163 Clark, David 117 Cline, Les 50 Cole, Celeste 27,117 Collins, Dale 69,117,130 Covalt, Cheri 43,117,156 Dalbey, Lisa 5,6,11,21,62,70,71,76,80,1 17, 162
Debus, Brent 47,66,117,152 DeFord, Lori 9,15,16,17,18,22,31,39,55,
60,117,149,162 Dubray, Debra 117 Dugger, Susan 70,80,117 Edwards, Charlene 3,16,17,18,45,54.93,
117,157,160,173 Ellis, Shelli 5,6,9.11,29,37,43,45,76.80, 117,127
Embrce, John 118
Epperson, Kim 58,59,84,118
Essex, Robyn 80,118,161
Estrada, Keith 126
Fawcett, Gail 43,50,76,80,118,148
Fester, Ronald 118
Fillingcr, Barb 29,118,162
Flores, Mario 66,126
Forsstrom, Mark 54,55,118
Fraedrich, James 118
Carton, Terry 47,118
Goff, Jane 6,9,10,29,30,77,80,118,162
Golden, Robin 30,118
Gonzalez. Jeff 10,16,18,44,45,50,92,118,
Green, Kent 118,176
Hall, Corn 24,54,66,86,118
Handley, Les 78,119
Hansen, Rhonda 119,135
Hart, Jodi 119
Hartwig, Roger 119
Hash man, Randy 78,79,119
Ilerman, Heidi 9,11,62,64,76,80,119
Hernandez, Rudy 119
Hoffmann, John 47,119
Hoffman, Tom 50,126,135
Hooper, Brian 43,45.54,119
Hood, Michael 47,119
Howell, Jacki 21,50,119
Hudgin, Theresa 119
Jaggers, Ken 61,66,120,131,174
Jensen, Julie 20,21,30,31,64,80,120
Jensen, Tina 120
Jincs, Cheryl 120
Johnson, Darrell 39,120
Johnson, Jim 120
Johnson, Sharon 43.120
Karstcn, Kim 30,70,120
Kedcr, Doug 120,135
Kollars, Patty 39,54,55,120
Kosmicki, Kirt 45,46,61,66,74,75,88,120,
Kraft, Peggy 21,43,82.120
Kramer, Mike 30,31,44,45.54,55,58,66,
Krause. Mike 25,34,35,54,66,120
Lam pert, Don 61,76,121
Lauer, Natalie 14,16,22,31,39,54,55,121,
Lawrence, Laurie 6,28,29,55,59,70,80,121, 161
Lcachman, Teresa 29,43,54.121,135
Liggett, Jeff 121,129
Long, Cheri 121
Lore, Shelly 121
Lore, Tom 8,66,78,121
Lundy, Bruce 50,121
Lynch, Kelly 30,82,121
Magdalcno, Aurora 5,9,27,54,62,64,76,80,
Maxwell, Cheryl 121
Meade, Andy 16.30,58,59,76,86,121,173 McNeil. Julie 80,121,161,162 Messcrsmith, Gerald 14,15,16,18,19,22,23,
18.104.22.168.93.122.173 Metcalfe, Claire 14,29.94,122
Meter, Jodi 6,10,21,54,64,70,71,84.85,88,
89.122.173 Moss, Verla 122
Mundt, Warren 28,66,75,86,88,122 Nagaki, Jim 54,55,61,76,122 Nason, Robert 122
Nelson, Deb 6,20,62,64,70,71,122,149
Nelson, Kirk 49,94,122.174
Nollcttc, Jim 49,122,174
Odell, Brian 9,50,66,122,127
Odell. Denise 82,122
O’Leary, Steve 122
Oliveira, Walquiria 60,93,122
Olson, Kurt 50,123
Parish, Rick 9,16,17,20,22,23,66.123,173
Patino, Froilan 36,47
Patrick, Rick 54,55,66,78,86,127
Paulsen. John 6,7,16,19,31,41,54,66,76,81,
Peters, Jodcll 23,24,39,43,46,123,167 Petersen, Marty 66,74,75,123,131 Piihl, Kelly 50,123 Prelie, Mike 10,47,127,123 Reif, Jim 47,123 Reitz, Vicki 20,69,77,80,123 Renteria, Rick 22.23,25,83,123,174 Rickman, Kirk 124
Rockey, Brian 16,19,25,44,54.66,78,92,
123.139.173 Rogers, Pam 69,124 Rose, Marlene 20,124
Sakata Tracy 14,22,30,31,54,124 Sams, Terric 43,124 Schefcik, Mike 30,124,155
Schomnicr, Janet 45,124,159 Seebohm, Sue 6,44,54,70,80,89,124,1 27,
137.146.161 Sherlock, Barb 124,172
Sherlock, Greg 66.74,75,76,86,87,89,124. 137,175
Simpson, Stephanie 24,29,44,45,54,124,
150.151.162 Smith. John 124 Smith, Penny 124
Smith, Waldo 54,69,124,173
Stavropoulos, Colin 125
Strieker, Laurie 82,125
Stull, Linda 21,24,43,125
Suctsugu, Sandy 34,54,82,125
Sullivan, Polly 6,20,54,64.77,80,115,125
Sydow, Danny 125
Tapscott, Linda 21,48,125,166
Thies, Teresa 125
Thics, Tod 49,125
Tittel, Tina 9,48.77,80,125.139
Toedtli, Pat 2,45,46,54,123,125,172
Tolstedt, Mark 66.86.87,125,127
Tschachcr, Bret 125
Tschachcr, Cindy 43,126
Underwood, Sid 53,126
Vejraska, Beth 24,43,54,55.68.126,150
Vcum, Helgc 94,126
Vogel, Rod 126
Weed, Jana 3,6,14,16,30,31,45,46,155
Weston, Diane 10,126
Wickham, Debra 126
Willey, Mike 66,78,126,157
Williams. Jeff 6,10,66,78,79,88,89,115,126,
Woodworth, Dan 69,126 Wright, Laurie 126
Zurn, Barb 28,29,30,44,54,67,70,71,80, 84,89,119,126
Ackerman, Polly 21,108 Applcyard, Deb 21,22,39,50,108 Beck, Steve 39,108 Beiber, Nancy 50,108 Michelle Bilstcin 16,22,23,24,29,54,62.
22.214.171.124.131.173 Blakeman, Clissy 108
Blume, Mark 36,43,44,55,58,59,74.75,86, 87,108
Boness, Bernadine 62,63,64,70,108 Bowen, Sandi 16,108 Briggs, Jon 26,38,66,86,108,109 Bright, Jeff 108
Brittan. Andrew 15,16,22,23,25,31,39,41,
126.96.36.199.173 Brungard, Bill 108 Carpenter, Troy 108 Christie, Beth 29,108 Clark, Jeff 108,153 Cline, Lenora 108 Cox, Kevin 108 Childers, Susan 108
168Cox, Teri 50,108
Crawford, Wanda 5,23,24,29,43.108 Cripc, Steve 20,22,31,39,108 Cummings, Sue 21,24,29,43,50,60,108,153, 162
Curtiss, Pam 3.16,25.60,108,173
Dal bey, Lara 11,14.16,21,39,43,44,60,108,
Daugherty, Kari 21,43,50,58,69,108
Deincs, Brent 31,109
Demopoulos, Bill 109,113
Dcntlcr, Charles 109
DeVeny, Jeff 109
Doherty, Tim 109
Drummond, Brian 109
Dugger, David 109
Dye, Jack 69,78,109
Engel, John 29,38,61,74,75,109,114
Evcrton, Kim 20,109,173
Fairbanks, Nancy 11,25,29,31,54,55,60,
Fester, Tim 109
Flores, Rob 23,24,39,75,86,109
Foster, Kevin 109
Frank, Cindy 9,21,22,39,60,70,109
Frazier, Cathy 24,29,43,44.54,55,60,109,
Fritzlcr, Doug 109
Galinsky, Ken 109
Galyen, Shari 109
Girard, Kerry 43,109
Girard, Terry 109
Goaley, Tom 16,25,54,109,173
Gonzalez, Arlene 109
Gonzalez, Dee 20,21,29,43,44.60,109,114
Gorin, Mary 109
Hack, Wade 109
Haggard, Deb 82,110
Hain, Larry 110,113,146
Hamilton, Dale 50,110
Hand, Greg 44,61,66,110
Handley, Deanna 24,69,82,110,162
Handley, Denise 11,24,82,110,162
Hansen, Rod 38,110,173
Hash man, Linda 21,43,50,110
Haslow, Rob 22,23,24,110,174
Hawley, Neil 58.59,73,74,75,86,89,110
Heckman, Bruce 26,86,110
Hoff, Laurie 3,16,19,24,31,60,92,93,110,
Hoffman, Linda 110
Hoffmann, Victor 110
Hoffmann, Mark 110
Hood, Pennic 25,110
Hood, Ted 69,110
Irish, Kelly 23,25,70,77,110,174
Jensen, Jeff 110
Jones, Jim 44,75,83
Jones, Terry 110
Jncs, Kim 20
Keene, Karen 110
Kirchner, Sally 25,36,38,62,63,64,68,70, 110
Klinkacck, Tom 10,38,66,110 Knaub, Fred 110,153 Kozal, Kent 110 Kraft, Mark 110
Kumetat, Dan 9,20,22,39,65,75,76,110,
Lair, Brian 23,25.54,66,73,74,75,86.87, 92,111.114
Lamport, Lynnette 43,44,82,111 Lawrence, Tom 25,36,66,75,86,111 Lehl, Kenny 69
Lewis, Jon 38,54,61.66,74,75,111 Lewis, Randy 111 Liggett, Lori 20,21,29,69,111 Lloyd, Eva 36,70,72,94,111 Long, Mike 111 Looser, Rex 111,113 McCall, Donna 17,21,50,111 McCart, Janet 111
McNeil, Kerri 21,29,39,43,44,111,162 Martin, Hank 111 Merrill, Tim 111
Milks. Betty Jo 14,22,23,24,29,39,43,111
Miller, Don 50,111
Mills, Tim 6,61,66,74,75,83,111,139
Montague, Mike 61,66,74,75,111
Morris, Rene 10,62,63,64,70,72,76,80,84,
Mundt, Anne 5,22,39,54,74,76,80,110,111,
Munger, Paul 111 Nansel, Mike 45,46,111,172 Novotny, Ron 111
Panwitz, Beth 62,64,70,71,84.85.88,111
Peters, Mike 66,111,139
Peters, Robert 112 Peterson, Juanita 20,112
Pfannenstiel, Connie 112
Podhaisky, Jim 14,16,17,18,19,31,39,41,
Powell, Sue 11,20,21,29,44.60,82,112,150
Prelle, John 112
Pzinski, Marla 112
Quick, Monte 25,66,112,131
Rapp, Teresa 112
Reeh, Donna 21,44,74,76,80,86,112
Richmcicr, Nadine 60,77,112
Richmcicr, Randy 24,112,159
Rickman, Rick 112
Roberts, Mark 112
Ruzanski, Mendy 112
Sakata. Bobby 42,89,112
Schncll, Brad 66,78,112,174
Schoeneman, Keith 112
Scidlcr, Evon 43,69,112
Sheldon, Richelle 25,82,112
Sherlock, Mark 112
Schncll, Steve 42,89,112
Smith, David 112
Smith, Brad 75,112
Smith, Doug 66,112
Smith, Judy 43,69,82,112
Smith, Karen 50,113
Smith, Ken 113
Strieker, Wally 113
Swanson, Tracy 9,11,16,19,21,22,31,50,64.
188.8.131.52.162.173 Thompson, Dan 113
Tocdtli, Dana 16,24,29,36,113,173
Underwood, Dcbbi 20
Vandeventer, Brian 9,14.15.16,17,20,22,31,
Vogel, Rob 38,66,75,76,113
Wagner, Peggy 20,21,48,50,62,63,64,76,
Waldron, Randy 48,113 Wegner, Jill 9,22,23,25,39,80,81,92,162 West, Ross 66,73,75.86,87.89,113 Woods, John 50,76,113 Woodworth, Don 69,113
Abbott, Sue 25,58,59.70,84,85,102
Adamson, Daryl 102
Appleyard, Brenda 21,102
Averna, Janice 21,22,29,39,102
Bacon, Janna 29,62,70,84,102,104,153,162
Beam, William 102
Bcdient, Kimberly 20,102
Blumanthal, Mark 102
Bolinger, John 102
Bowman, Lorraine 20,42,102,103
Brass, Brad 75,86,87,102
Broers, Kelly 21,26,102
Burton, Julie 102
Burton, Dean 66,102
Bush, Joan 24,60,102
Bush, Traci 58,102
Bushong, Larry 102
Buskirk, Debbie 20,102
Casados, Pat 66,78,102,104
Christensen, David 23,35,39,61,66,74,75,
Clark, Bruce 65,66,102 Cochrun, Curtis 42,102 Cole, Darcy 28,29,84,102,104,106 Colerick, Pat 10,27,66,67,74,75,76,86,87, 102
Colson, Bruce 78,102 Colwell, Bob 25,66,78,103 Dexter, Ross 103
Edwards, Eric 23,39,55,61,66,78,103 Ellis, Dan 61,66,74,75,103 Empson, Mark 24,103 Fanning, Clay 103,174 Fester, Betty 103 Fillinger, Karen 29,84,103,162 Flood, Larry 103 Frasier, Dan 103 Frazier, Linda 6,25,29,103,162 Fradrich, Karen 103 Frerichs, Matt 74,75,76,103 Golden, Joe 66,103 Gonzalez, Deb 43,103 Green Kathy 43,69,103 Green, Kim 10,58,59,84.85,102,103,104, 106
Griffith, Lori 21,29,103,153 Ground, Gary 103 Hack, Lyle 103 Hall. Darlene 103 Haller, Brenda 103 Hampton, Wally 103 Harsin, Lynetta 20 Hart, Cheryl 11,25,62,63,103 Hashnian, Ray 78,103 Heckman, Eddie 103,174 Hernandez, Debra 104
169Hernandez. Murk 104 Hicks. Robert 104
Hoppens, Vicki 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11
Huff, Karen 104
Hungerford, Josh 40.58.104
Iossi, Tory 29,69,93,104
Jaggers, Jim 25,61,78,104
Johnson, Brenda 43.64.104
Keithley, Robert 20,66,104
Kendall, Becky 21,25,77,104
Knapp. Sharon 21,104
Kochiras, Theodora 24,104
Kramer, David 104
Krause, Lisa 11,25,29,18.104.22.168,72,104, 162
Kreachbaum. Gaylene 21,28,29.104
Krejci. Dwight 69,78,104
Laine, Tom 61,66,104
Lamm, Dwight 104
Lauer, Laura, 15,53,104
Leachman, John 66,78,104
Leevcr, Sheila 20,82.104
Lehl, Chuck 104
Liggett, Brad 66,78,79,104
Littlchoop, Jerome 104
Lore, Mary Ellen 62,70,72,84,104
McLain. April 21,105
McLaughlin, Dean 105
McLean, Darci 25,29.62,63,64,70,84,85,
Mahnkc, Craig 25,61,75.105
Maloney, Ricky 66,105
Manion, Tim 61,66,75,105
Marcoe, Mike 105
Marsh. Melanie 105
Martinez, Sarah 105
Montague, Lori 14,15,20,21,39,105
Mundt, Terri 105
Muzzcy, Mitch 26,105
Nagaki, Cheryl 28,29,92,105
Nelson, Dave 105
Nelson, Jody 74,75,105
Nuss, Judy 20,82,105
O'Leary, Don 105
Peterson, Keith 66,105
Peterson, Klcte 66,105
Podraza, Tim 39,61,66,75,105
Preble, Denise 3,25,60,93,105
Ravert, Randy 105
Reitz, Robin 105
Riggs, Joyce 34,105
Romick, Stacey 29,31,69,70,105
Saner, BUI 27
Schaffer, Scott 105
Schlichtcmcicr, Jeff 106
Schnell, Trudy 29,58,59,70,84,106
Seidler, Darrel 69,106
Seidlcr, Mark 78
Shankland, Doug 106
Shimp. Robyn 106
Simpson. Voni 29,68,83.106
Smith, Lilias 11,62,106
Smith, Tedi 62,64,70,72,84,104,106
Snyder, Geraldine 29.43,106
Snyder, Robert 46,83,106
Spencer, David 106
Stafford, Laurie 20,106
Starke, Joe 106
Suetsugu, Bruce 106
Sutton. Jorene 106
Taylor, Doug 78,106
Thies, Tracy 21.24,93,106.162
Thompson, Rene 20.106
Tucker, Terry 61,66,75,106
Underwood, Dan 106
Underwood. Mike 106
Ushio, Kim 21,25,29,106,162
Vallejo, Vince 106
Vasa, Chris 106
Vogel, Rod 61,74.75.92,106
Walgren, Paul 107
Walker, Lee 78,107
War Bonnett, Larry 27,107
Weber. Valorie 43,70,82.84.107
West, Loren 107
Weston, Jana 107
White Crane, Bryan 107
WUbur. Mark 40,107
WUdy, Tom 79.86,107
Wood, Arnold 107
Wood, Diane 107
Woods, Russell 107
Worth, Pam 107
Zellaha, Shane 107
Zobel, Tim 107
Zurn, Joan 20,29,62,63,64.70,72,84,107 Fife, Maurine 107
Adams, Shaun 61,95
Adams, Tom 65,73,86,95,100
Adamson, David 95
Allen, Mike 95
Alvarado, Mike 65,78,86,95
Armstrong, Richard 95
Bandcl, Todd 73.86,95.100
Bauer, Rodney 95
Beck, Todd 61,65,73,95
Behm, Mark 65,73,86.95
Benda, Tonja 20,29,64,95
Bennett. Joe 65,95
Benzel, Krystal 24,72,95.162
Bolek. Mark 95
Boots, Rochelle 20,42,64,95
Borg, Brenda 25.64,72,84,85.95,143,162
Bork, Cheryl 31,95
Boslau, Richard 95
Bowen, Brian 86,95
Brass, Debbie 64,72,92,95,96,100
Bridge. Monie 95
Briggs, Kim 95,101
Bryan, Jeanic 20,95
Buresh, Frank 65,78,95
Bushong, Sherri 25,64,72,95
Butzine, Kay 10,25,36,64,76,95,99,162,167
Casados, Lawrence 35,96
Charles, Carol 96
Childers, Barb 20,96
Christie, Dorothy 20,25,29,64,72,96
Clark, Douglas 9,22,39,96
Clark, Lori 20,29,64,72,84.96
Cox, Cristi 60,96,98 Davis, Wayne 96 Ditsch, Ed 96
Drummond, Connie 64,72,84,85,96
DuBray, Gloria 96
Dugger, Mike 96
Edwards. Erin 25,96
I strada, Martie 24.60,96
Fife, Elizabeth 96
Fischer, Lisa 24,72,96,98,162
Flood, Anthony 96
Frazier, Mike 24,26,61.65.73,96
Gies, Nancy 24,96,162
Gonzales, Lola 96
Gossage, Chcri 96
Green, Stuart 24.39,61,92.96
Green, Brenda 96
Grier, Brad 96
Hadcen, Troy 96
Haider, Lisa 96
Hall, Sharon 97
Hamler, Charles 97
Hammond, Gary 65,73,86,97,100
Hansen, Roger 65,78,97
Hardy, Rose 20,97
Harris, John 14,20,25,93,97,173
Hashman, Gail 97
Hassenplug, Dave 65,97
Hawley, April 97
Hayes, Damon 65,73,97
Heckman, Shelly 97
Heimbuch. Tom 25,65,73,86,97,101
Hcitz, Brian 58,78,86,97
Henderson, Darcy 97
Hcrian, John 61,65,78,97
Hernandez. Tony 97
Hoff, Vicki 20,60,97,144.162
Hofmann, Allen 24,61,65,97
Hofmann, Shari 20,97
Hoffman, John 97
Howell, Kathy 20,97
Hubbard, Kim 20.29,76,97,167
Hudgin, Scott 97
Jantz, Scott 10,65,73,86,97
Jelinck, Jim 97
Jensen, Mark 24,98
Kedcr, Kirk 65,78,86,98
Kelly, Maureen 24.64,76,98,167
Kirchncr, Jill 25,29,64,72,76,98,167
Kreachbaum, Eugene 98
Kutschkc, David 98
Lam pert, James 61,65,98
Langner, Ann 25,98
Laughlin. Rex 25
Littlejohn, Scott 24,98
Lloyd, Jean 64,72,98
Long, Marvin 98
Long, Mark 98
Lore, Kevin 98
Lyster, Wendy 25,64,72,84,92,98,162 Magdaleno, John 24,65,73,86,98 Marcoe, David 61,73,98 Maser, John 61,65,98 Mason, Marie 25,29,98,101 Maxwell, Bob 14,20,61.65,96,97,98 Merrill, Diana 98 Merrill, James 98 Miller, Steve 98
170Mills. Scott 65,98 Mittan, Teresa 98 Montague, Sheri 98 Moore, Kristin 64,98 Moss, George 35,65,86,99 Mosscr, Bill 20,65,99 Mosser, Debra 99 Mundt, Deborah 72,99 Mundt, Scott 61.65,78,99 Murray, Bryan 93,99 Musfclt, Randy 99 Myers, Julie 99 Nuss, Carol 99 Panwitz, Roy 65,78,86,99 Parish, Scot 61,65,99 Peterson, Kirk 25.99 Pfannenstiel, Scott 65 Potmcsil, Chip 78,99 Powell, Brenda 20,29,82,99 Prelle, Chad 99 Pryor, Neil 24,99 Pzinski, Suzy 99 Rask, Kris 24,99
Rasmussen, Susan 43,99
Reed, Scott 61,65,73,99
Reilly. John 7,25,73.86,99,100,173
Renteria, Lisa 64.72,84,98,99
Robbins, Randy 65,78,99
Roby, Tony 99
Ryder, Billy 99
Rzonca, John 99
Sams, Mike 65,95,100
Sanchez, Delphina 101
Schance, Pauline 20,25,100
Schefcik, Morris 31,100
Schncll, Roy 25,100
Schulze, Caroline 100
Sheldon, Jason 100
Sherlock, Colleen 72,100
Sherlock, Kate 20,29,100
Shires, Dawn 100
Simpson, Betsy 24,64,76,100,151,162,167
Smith, Deraid 101
Smith, Roger 65,73,86,100
Solley, Leslie 20
Spath, Lynna 100
Squibb, Charles 100 Stull, John 24.65.73,86,100,101 Swcsey, Dan 25,58,59,73,86,93,100 Sypho, Rodney 65 Taylor, Stella 100 Taylor, Lori 64,100 Thompson, Bruce 20,24,78,100 Thompson, Dean 100 Thompson, Peggy 25,29,100,101 Timms, Roger 65,86,100 Tolstedt, Lance 65,73,86,100 Vallejo, Linda 100
Vandcvcntcr, Brenda 64,72,76,84,100,167
Vaughn, Susan 100
Walker, Teresa 100
War Bonnctt, Fred 101
Watkins, Danny 101
Watson, Jim 86,101
Wegner, Jenny 25,64,72,84,101,162
Wehling, Paula 101
Weidmann, Teresa 101
West, Perry 65,101
Wilson, Bryan 65,78,86,101,172
Zurn, Debbie 37,64,72,84,98,101
171’78-’79 School Year—A Closer Look
A vivid imagination is helpful for SPUD photographers Mike Nansel and Pat Toedtli to keep abreast of activities.
Laughter is abundant when Mr. Norm Running finds himself in his usual mood.
Air Force Band “Blue Steel’ performs before attentive students at the Fall Convocation.
Barb Sherlock sorts through a new shipment of
study guides for use in the guidance office.
After examining the facts and happenings of life at AHS in A Closer Look, one will hopefully reach a Verdict. That verdict will more than likely be, that we are all human and guilty of enjoying the fun and excitement of high school, whether we admit it or not. In a few short years these experiences will be forgotten, only to be revived by a few glances through A Closer Look.
Bryan Wilson studies his opponent before taking him to the mat at an Alliance Dual.
172Kirt Kosmicki attempts to can Jodi Meter.
Study hall is an important part of the student’s learning process.
John Paulsen displays fits of anger towards Jim Podhaisky, as innocent bystanders look on.
Solitude is essential in reflecting upon a late spring snow.
Cast members of “Dark of the Moon” accept praise from the audience for a job well done.
Several nights of supervision by Director Don Clarke produce exceptional performances.
173What is winter without a few mischievous snowballers?
Band President Rick Renteria scrubs down a wing at the Band Airplane-Car Wash.
Rob Haslow brushes up on the drums, before his performance at the Spring Fine Arts Festival.
Contributing to Homecoming Spirit Week are Mr. Rockey and Mr. Jones.
General automotive knowledge and acrobatic skill come in When all is done; one can find people together,
handy in Auto-Tech II, as Kirk Nelson and Jim Nollctte can or like Kelly Irish, alone, just thinking,
174Jim Podhaisky proves that there is more to school than just studying.
Mr. Jim Hawk takes time to offer some individual help to one of his algebra students.
Greg Sherlock iniates the beginning of the
game between Alliance and McCook.
All Aspects of School Contribute to and Influence the Outcome of Life
An aerial view of Alliance shows growth and progress.
Swing choir members open up during one of their practice sessions.
Students leave AHS with memories and knowledge.
Activities Director Bob Morris posts accomplishments of AHS athletes.
With the departure of seniors, only memories linger in the classroom.
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Mixed emotions arc felt by track members while preparing to leave.
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